Today is the second Friday the 13th in a row (last month also) and there is much history behind the date, mainly as in the case of bad luck.
Now my studies into synchronicity is limited and it’s a work in progress at best, but here is the present theory on how the “bad luck” aspect of Friday the 13th came about:
On the night of the October 12, all seneschals (stewards) throughout France would open sealed instructions at the same time. The instructions were that on the morning of Friday the 13th, all Templars in their district should be arrested and charged with heresy.
The shocked regional authorities did as they were told and on Friday the13th of October, all Templars were arrested and thrown into prison. The king’s guile appears to have caught them off guard. Or were they? For this is where more anomalies appear.
Part of the king’s plan was to seize the Templars treasure from the Paris preceptory, but oddly enough there was none when he got there. Also odd, the Templar fleet melted into history, with no treasure falling into the hands of the king.
There are unsubstantiated stories that some of the Fleet left La Rochelle in France the night before the arrests, joining the ships that had been anchored in the Seine and disappearing with the treasures from Paris to Scotland and parts unknown.
When the total number of knights arrested, was calculated, only a relative handful had been captured. So where had everything and everyone gone? This is a mystery that still holds until this day, although the Templars did make a crucial appearance in the Battle of Bannockburn turning the tide, it is still a mystery that is being solved in parts. (link)
The Templars were one of the most powerful institutions of the High Middle Ages. They had their own army, navy and banking system. Some say their banking system is the model that Nathan Mayer von Rothschild used to build his empire.
No wonder the French king Philip Le Belle was jealous and wanted their money!
But the Templars are noted for another, perhaps more famous tale; The Holy Grail legend:
…there appears to be a swelling tide of interest relating to the question as to whether the medieval Knights Templar in fact possessed the Holy Grail. The answer to this is a very simple one: There is no doubt whatsoever that the Templars possessed the Holy Grail.
The explanation behind this answer, unfortunately, remains somewhat complicated and, to a degree, very speculative. The key, as I have learned during the writing of The Labyrinth Of The Grail, is to constantly “look beyond” what appears at first to be the true answer. The simple reasoning is that why else would both the Church and State pursue the Templars to the far ends of the earth and torture them beyond compassion. Obviously, the accusations of blasmephy were only an excuse to justify their actions. It really doesn’t take any skill to recognize that the inner circle of the Templars possessed something far more valuable than mere silver and gold – something that threatened the very being of the Church and State.
What the Templars possessed, and became sworn guardians of, was the unbroken line of “ancient knowledge” which among other things allowed the ancient mariner to circumnavigate the world. It is now coming to light that trade among the “Old World” and the “New World” had regularly occurred throughout the Neolithic to Roman eras by “societies who were in on the secret.” Hints of these visits and settlement now appear to be revealing themselves through a variety of sources including classic mythology, Indian legend and maritime folklore, as well as through recent archaeological discoveries.
This knowledge was pure power. Societies that not only possessed the ability to track the sun, moon and the stars, but possessed the inherent wisdom to maintain the “secret” of being able to fix longitudinal positions long before it became common practice, were societies in constant danger of being exterminated. On the other hand, those societies who were able to exploit their advantage to the fullest such as the earliest Templars enjoyed a status rivaled by none.
In other words, the Templars, and those who came before them, were accorded the ability to “look beyond” standard Church dogma to places yet to be “discovered” – the mythical Otherworld. (link)
I don’t know what this mythical “Otherworld” is, but one has to wonder if it has to do with a “DaVinci Code” type mystery the Templars are surmised to be connected with? Or is it the Freemason connection?
Either way, the Templars have left an indelible mark on history, mainstream, esoteric or otherwise.
And not just Friday the 13th!
Kiiriq recalled that elders would call them Tunnit or Inukpasuit, the giants. They were treated as fearsome coastal dwellers and were considered enemies of Inuit. They spoke an Inuit language of an archaic type understandable to our ancestors.
Kiiriq would continue his tale and describe how Inupasuit were viewed as unkempt and unclean by Inuit standards. They were considered a danger to Inuit because they at times waylaid and captured unwary hunters.
Being smaller then them, our ancestors were considered a delectable prey. Once captured, they would be cooked and eaten with relish. Thus Inuit feared these giant beings and would attempt to wipe them out if they could. They were considered slow of thought but clever in their means of pursuit of game. Inuit were ever moving eastward and the Inupasuit soon fell into the lot of myths and legends in our great grandparents’ time.
My research led me to Farley Mowat, author of Westviking, who includes descriptive appendices called “The Vanished Dorset”.
Mowat provides a description by the Norse who encountered the Dorset (Tunnit) around A.D.1000 as being swarthy and ill looking with remarkable eyes.
The “giants in the earth” mythos is common in Northern Native American cultures too it seems.
I read an article in a magazine a few years back about a tribe of Native Americans living around Hudson Bay that curiously have Northern European genetic markers.
And no-one knows why.
Earth-like planets with life-sustaining conditions are spinning around stars in our galactic neighborhood, US astrophysicists say. They just haven’t been found yet.
“There are something like a few dozen solar-type stars within something like 30 light years of the sun, and I would think that a good number of those — perhaps half of them have Earth-like planets,” Alan Boss told the annual meeting of the(AASS).
“So I think there is a very good chance that we will find some Earth-like planets within 10, 20 or 30 light years of the Sun,” the astrophysicist from thetold his AAAS colleagues meeting here since Thursday.
By “Earth-like”, they mean a rocky world that’s Mars-size to something five times the Earth’s mass, but less than the mass of a Neptunian world.
That leaves plenty of wriggle-room for interpretation.
75,000 years ago early humans built a stone calendar that predates all other man-made structures found to date. This ‘African Stonehenge’ has for the first time created a link to the countless other stone ruins in southern Africa and suggests that these ruins are much older than we thought. The complex that links Waterval Boven, Machadodorp, Carolina and Dullstroom, covers an area larger then modern-day Johannesburg.
Six years of research by a group of independent scientists and explorers has delivered what may be the crucial missing elements in our understanding of the lives and development of early modern humans. Their discovery has been released in a book they call Adam’s Calendar. But the research has also shown that these stone settlements represent the most mysterious and misunderstood structures found to date. It points to a civilisation that lived and dug for gold in this part of the world for thousands of years. And if this is in fact the cradle of humankind, we may be looking at the activities of the oldest civilisation on Earth.
I wonder if those ruins have any relationship to these in South America?
Maybe Michael Cremo isn’t so crazy after all?
The economy remains much in the news this past week as the Big Three automakers are still holding their collective hands out to the US government for some Monopoly money. As of this writing, the White House is granting them a $17.4 billion bail-out from the TARP Fund.
God forbid the CEOs running these dinosaurs are going to go without their golden parachutes at Christmas time, eh?
That won’t do, that wouldn’t be the American Way, would it?
In science news, scientists discover that Mars has mineral evidence of a past water environment; http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSTRE4BH7IV20081218 and could Mr. Obama’s Green Agenda be already starting?; http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/12/18/green-jobs-really-on-the-way-new-us-solar-plants-announced-this-week/.
As always, Jeff Renses’ site has a take on the Zionist/NWO agenda; http://revisionistreview.blogspot.com/2008/12/talmud-stock-market-and-bernie-goniff.html , http://www.rense.com/general84/d22er.htm and my pal gfish at Weird Things writes about NASA, bureaucracy and why US space exploration will likely languish during the Obama Administration; http://worldofweirdthings.com/2008/12/18/nasa-vs-the-bureaucrats/#comments.
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Have a good week and Yule folks!
Simcha Jacobovici and James Cameron co-produced and broadcast on the History Channel on December 7, 2007 a little piece entitled The Exodus Decoded. The premise is that the Hebrew Exodus was actually the Hyksos Expulsion, which occurred around 1550 B.C.
Mainstream archeologists and biblical scholars have traditionally dated the Exodus around 1250 B.C., a full 300 years later, about the time of Pharaoh Ramsses II rule. If any of you readers are familiar with biblical history (I know you are Highway, but others might not), Moses and the Hebrews were fleeing Pharaoh’s wrath, mainly because of the death of the ‘first born’ Egyptian boys and other ‘plagues’ Moses called down upon the Egyptians from God. The Hebrew males were spared because the angel of the Lord told the Hebrews to paint blood over the doorways of their dwellings. Thus the Angel of Death could tell who to spare. This is the origin of the Jewish holiday of Passover, because the Angel “Passed” over them.
The Hyksos Expulsion however is explained as a rebellion by Egyptian King Ahmose against the Hyksos ruler at the time. The Hyksos are described as Asiatic/Semitic in origin and are considered the founders of the 15th, 16th and 17th Dynasties of Egypt. The legend goes that Ahmose was successful at throwing the Hyksos out finally.
Was Moses actually the last Hyksos ruler of Egypt? Even Biblical references called him ‘A Prince of Egypt’ (although he was adopted they say). What caused the Plagues and the Parting of the ‘Red Sea’? Was it God? Or was it natural? And what does the destruction of the volcanic island of Santorini in the Mediterranean Sea have in any of these tales?
So for your holiday edification I offer the episode of The Exodus Decoded as put forward by Simcha Jacobovici and James Cameron.
Ol’ dad2059 is taking the weekend off to enjoy the spring equinox holiday, by whatever name you choose to put to it. May you enjoy the same. Peace.
Ok, maybe not so much tinfoil, but just something to wish all you mothers out there, real moms, not those who are always accused of being “mothers”, a Happy Mother’s Day!