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VNS and CAJI/IS Exclusive – The Continuing Impact of Fukushima and How to Protect Yourself from Radiation

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The Continuing Impact of Fukushima and

How to Protect Yourself from Radiation

By Art Smith

It has been more than 4 years since the disaster that crippled the nuclear reactor at Fukushima in Japan. President Obama and the authorities in charge assured us we are safe from radiation crossing the ocean. Many assumed they were correct and did not worry any further about the effects of radiation on them or their children despite the fact that radiation releases have not been stopped. Right now we keep hearing reports of different sea creatures dying en masse on the West Coast, which brings back thoughts of the disaster and its effects.

On one side of the debate are the official news outlets and authorities who told us not to worry and that everything is safe. Right now they are mostly quiet about radiation and Fukushima and confused about why there are so many sea creatures dying. On the other hand, alternative news sites and researchers like Leuren Moret tell us there is widespread radiation and already increased mortality in the US because of this disaster.1 Who do we trust? The best bet would be to purchase a radiation detector and measure the radiation ourselves. However, the more reliable ones are expensive at a few hundred dollars and the cheaper ones are not as reliable. Many people cannot afford to spend $500 on a radiation monitor. Once again, information, knowledge, and research can come to our rescue.

Michael Collins is an environmental journalist who has been posting articles and videos on Fukushima since a few days after the incident. He is measuring radiation with an Inspector Alert radiation detector (priced at about $500-$600) and offering to maintain websites (for free) for radiation reporting of anyone who is willing to purchase an Inspector and measure the radiation in their area. There are a few of these radiation stations operating throughout the US along with RadNet operated by the EPA. They show that there is indeed increased radiation in the US and not just on the West Coast. For anyone who wants to understand the gravity of the situation and what to do, go to enviroreporter.com and read the reports. He has many reports analyzing radiation in different US cities and demonstrations showing high radiation as well as useful protection tips: http://www.enviroreporter.com/

Christina Consolo or RadChick has also done extensive reporting on the effects of Fukushima, from mutations in plants to health and environmental effects. Her website and YouTube channel provide a lot of information that is easy to understand and learn from. It is a great resource for understanding the reality of the situation, even for beginners in the field of radiation research. http://climateviewer.com/radchick/

To best answer the question, who do we trust, we need to examine previous nuclear disasters, how the governments and authorities handled them, and the health effects on the population. In general we find that there is usually a time lag of at least a few years before the truth eventually comes out after the denial and diseases like cancer start appearing. We need to educate ourselves as fast as possible in order to keep ourselves and our families healthy.

How to protect yourself from radiation

In 1945 the US dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, unleashing radiation sickness, illness, death, and destruction. The Saint Francis Hospital in Nagasaki was located only a mile from the center of the blast, and Shinichiro Akizuki was its director as well as a medical doctor. He and his staff treated hundreds for radiation sickness after the explosion. Neither he nor his staff were ever sick from the radiation. He credits this to their daily consumption of miso soup and believes it protected them from the effects of radiation.2 This shows us what is possible if we are armed with knowledge and access to radiation-protective substances.

Michael Collins has many tips on his website about how to protect ourselves from radiation. One of his main strategies is avoiding exposure, not being scared or paranoid but cautious to the degree you feel comfortable with while realizing there might be contamination. He recommends avoiding potential sources of radiation like rain, snow, swimming and surfing in the Pacific, and eating seafood from the Pacific unless you can measure the radiation yourself with a reliable instrument and see that it’s safe. If you don’t have one, err on the side of caution. His approach is very practical and sensible. While it is hard to avoid the rain and snow completely, he recommends having good rain gear, drying off as soon as possible, washing/drying your rain gear, etc. 3,4 He also recommends having a HEPA air filter in your house to help improve air quality.5 He also recommends purchasing a radiation monitor for those who can afford it so they can test their environment and foods themselves.6 He also has a section devoted to measuring radiation in food called “Eat Me!”

Christina Consolo has talked extensively on the dangers of flying in radiation, which is dangerous. She documents sickness in pilots and celebrities and relates it to their frequent flying and increased exposure to radiation.7

Radiation can cause anything from acute radiation sickness to cancer, low-functioning immune system leading to various infections taking over, thyroid issues, heart disease, hemorrhages, birth defects, and others. Young children, infants, and embryos are the most at risk. Some early signs of radiation exposure include metallic taste in the mouth, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, hair loss, nosebleeds and other bleeding, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, and infections.8,9

A lot has been written about nutritional strategies for countering radiation, from foods to herbs to vitamins and supplements. Some foods, herbs, and supplements to counter radiation include aloe, bee pollen, calcium, chlorophyll, magnesium, garlic, fermented foods, potassium, selenium, Siberian ginseng, vitamins A, B complex, C, and E, bioflavonoids, zinc.10 Some of these, like vitamin C combined with bioflavonoids were shown to protect against lethal-dose radiation in animal studies, especially if given before and after the radiation. 11 Steven Schechter gives several strategies to protect against radiation in his book “Fighting Radiation and Chemical Pollutants with Foods, Herbs, and Vitamins.” They include maintaining an optimal diet, breathing fresh air regularly, drinking high-quality bottled or filtered water, eating organic foods when possible, having a small garden, thoroughly washing produce, avoiding processed and junk food, chewing food long enough to help it break down, decreasing use of toxic chemicals in your home, taking vacations, and blessing your food. 12

To improve one’s health in general, I highly recommend reading or reviewing the HealthWyze website for health information and considering what to implement to prevent and cure disease. Thomas Corriher has also written an article on protection from radiation: http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/549-quick-tip-answering-questions-about-radiation-from-japan-and-potassium-iodide.html

He reminds us that potassium iodide protects only the thyroid and female reproductive organs, not the whole body. The article advises against drinking iodine and there is also an article describing the dangers of that.13 He also advises against taking seaweed due to issues with contamination and toxins. A few strategies he recommends is applying topical iodine, taking chlorophyll, apple pectin, flaxseed oil, vitamin C, and following the Budwig protocol. 14

After researching previous nuclear incidents as well as Fukushima, it is my conclusion the government and authorities cannot be trusted when they tell us there is no or little radiation and we are safe. A very sad example of this is the Japanese government passing laws against speaking about high radiation levels in Japan, and issuing propaganda messages saying radiation won’t harm those who smile. 15 Another sad example is government officials increasing the acceptable levels of radiation, hoping no one notices or questions them about it.

In the end we have to take it upon ourselves to be informed, to educate ourselves on the effects of radiation, and take measures to protect ourselves and our families. The first step is to research the effects of radiation, when they start showing up, as well as counteractive measures. What follows is a list of resources to help the reader get started on this journey. It is by no means an exhaustive list but it is a start in the right direction.

For further reading and research:

*EnviroReporter/Fukushima

http://www.enviroreporter.com/investigations/fukushima/

*RadChick on WAN: Fallout is More than You Think—Christina Consolo talks about the effects on Fukushima on her life and the loss of two of her best friends: “Fallout is NOT just what blows out of Fukushima, but the lives that it touches through illness and death. Fallout also means: the subsequent issues that arise out of an act or event…Thanks to Fukushima, we are all Hibakusha now, a Japanese word for ‘Explosion-affected people’ given to the victims of Hiroshima & Nagasaki.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNPwFG6rC5A

*RadChick website: http://climateviewer.com/radchick/

* SPIC Corporation and Medical Research 21 Inc. “Protect Yourself from Radiation.” This is a documentary with Japanese and Western doctors about the reality of the situation in Japan and how it applies to all of us. It discusses issues like government cover-up, personal responsibility, and what to do to protect ourselves. It speaks in detail about vitamin C used in radiation protection and is a must-watch for anyone who is interested in taking vitamin C for this reason because it discusses the studies and effective forms of vitamin C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbm_MH3nSdM&list=PL8I51JUYH7lYP7kKyT4J18yUxbT8qHnXe&index=1

*Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman. “The Dangerous Myths of Fukushima, Exposing the No Harm Mantra.”

http://janettesherman.com/2012/03/09/the-dangerous-myths-of-fukushima/

*Bobby1’s Blog: http://optimalprediction.com/wp/list-of-posts/

Investigative journalism on radiation including health effects, news, and graphs

*3.11 Surviving Japan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJOfOwGbAxI&index=11&list=PLDA0310690AE5014F

Excellent documentary on the Fukushima disaster

*Leuren Moret website—radiation and environmental research

http://www.leurenmoret.info/

*ENENews—radiation news aggregator

http://enenews.com/

Sources

1)             Leuren Moret: “100,000 excess deaths in 2011 in North America from Fukushima radiation” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mudMjxSaZA

2)             Steven Schecter, N.D. Fighting Radiation and Chemical Pollutants with Foods, Herbs, and Vitamins. Vitality Ink, 1990. Pg 85-86.

3)             EnviroReporter. “High radiation detected in LA rain 30 Jan 2015.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL52dVhJvvM

4)             EnviroReporter. “So Cal Fish Test- Not Hot- Not Yet.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JTg296LdYY

5)             EnviroReporter. L.A. Air radiation surges 419%. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SuVs-MtaqU

6)             EnviroReporter. “So Cal Fish Test- Not Hot- Not Yet.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JTg296LdYY

7)             RadChick. “Nuked in the Skies. Pilots and Radiation.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHhMUzjlh3Q

8)             CBS News. “Radiation Exposure: 8 signs of radiation sickness.” http://www.cbsnews.com/news/radiation-exposure-8-signs-of-radiation-sickness-pictures/

9)             Bobby1’s Blog. “Radiation and the metallic taste phantom.” http://optimalprediction.com/wp/radiation-and-the-metallic-taste-phantom/

10)          Steven Schecter, N.D. Fighting Radiation and Chemical Pollutants with Foods, Herbs, and Vitamins. Vitality Ink, 1990. Pg 34.

11)          Steven Schecter, N.D. Fighting Radiation and Chemical Pollutants with Foods, Herbs, and Vitamins. Vitality Ink, 1990. Pg 106.

12)          Steven Schecter, N.D. Fighting Radiation and Chemical Pollutants with Foods, Herbs, and Vitamins. Vitality Ink, 1990. Pg 47.

13)          Sarah Corriher. “Iodine Supplementation.” http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/54-iodine-supplementation.html

14)          Thomas Corriher. “Answering Questions about Radiation from Japan and Potassium Iodide.” http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/549-quick-tip-answering-questions-about-radiation-from-japan-and-potassium-iodide.html

“Unbelievable comment by Mr. Yamashita.”

The Modern Man: The Future According to Toffler – VNS and CAJI/IS Exclusive

The Modern Man: The Future According to Toffler

by Mike Visockis

VNS and CAJI/IS Exclusive

May 16, 2015

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Why should we listen to any of the words of a man named Alvin Toffler? Born in 1928 this man has written several works on the future and how to implement change. He has taught many influential people at Cornell University. Now many of you have probably read about the Communist Manifesto and have come to realize how many of those planks have come to fruition. Just like that manifesto, Toffler has made more specific predictions in his book back in 1980 that we can see are coming true even today.

Ever since the 1960’s we have seen the increase of New Age ideas and the decrease of the prominence of moral people the world round. To say nothing about the Christian religion getting beheaded figuratively and literally. Toffler explains the changes that that he wants to see, “The tide … of the world today, creating a new environment … work, play, marry, raise children, or retire.” “Value systems splinter and crash, while lifeboats of family, church, and state are hurled madly about.”

His predictions read like a New York Times bestselling novel, however in reality it is disturbing and we can see it happening before our eyes. “Many of today’s changes are not independent … nor are they random.” That means these changes are planned out to be this way on purpose. These “trends are interconnected.” “They are in fact parts of a much larger phenomenon … the rise of a new civilization.”

These revolutionaries are here to “design a coherent, effective response.” Similar to the design of the Hegelian dialectic, Toffler explains what we are living out today is the end that justifies the means of a “large scale synthesis.” What this presents is a “new civilization.”

“Old ways of thinking … dogmas, and ideologies, no matter how cherished or how useful in the past, no longer fit the facts. The world that is fast emerging … new values and technologies, new geopolitical

relationships, new lifestyles, and modes of communication … new ideas and ideologies. We cannot cram the embryonic world of tomorrow into yesterday’s conventional cubby holes nor are the orthodox attitudes or moods appropriate.” (Toffler, p. 2)

The future will be full of “real dangers” like crises involving nuclear war, environmental hazards, racial conflict, regional violence, wars, economic, and technological disaster. This will involve “new relationships … new forms of family life … today’s greatest perils.” Do I need to mention Ferguson, Missouri or Baltimore, Maryland?

Speaking of the people in general, “in the very midst of birth and life … with intelligence … emergent civilization can be made more sane, sensible, and sustainable, more decent and more democratic than any we have ever known … are likely to be stormy and crisis ridden.” (p. 3)

There will be “costs of not changing” and it will happen “rapidly enough.” And in our modern time, “A third wave phase now beginning.” (p. 4) People and businesses being forced to pay for abortions and to do work for homosexuals.

He quotes Norbert Elias as saying that the civilizing process is “a wave of advancing integration over several centuries.”

Toffler says that this is not simply a new idea for a new millennium, but a “tool for organizing vast masses of info” so the “confusing becomes clear.” He says there will even be “in every field … innovations … that are truly revolutionary.” Remember what Bill Cooper explained on the air several times. The level of technology that is held in secret is 50 to 100 years more advanced than what is on the public domain. Which if true, it would be easy for those worthy people to dazzle us with new invention in a short period of time.

Toffler even confesses that most of these ideas started, “When I was a Marxist during my late teens and early twenties.” He explains that we are “in a time of exploding change – with personal lives being torn apart. The existing social order crumbling … new way of life emerging on the horizon … intellectual curiosity. It’s a matter of survival.” (p. 5)

He is not alone in his beliefs. These are the same ideas today that we can see in our leaders and politicians calling themselves Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives today. We are “engaged in … resisting – or creating – the new civilization.” (p. 8) Make no mistake, this is the hope and change that the Obama campaign was talking about way back in the 2008 election. In reality these are the same old Communist ideas from the days of Karl Marx.

In chapter one of his book The Third Wave Toffler explains the future super struggle. “A new civilization … blind men everywhere are trying to suppress it.” I bet you can guess who the blind people are referring to. This includes, “New family styles … new economy, new political conflicts … altered consciousness well.”

Speaking from the 1960’s, “The dawn of this new civilization [is the] key to understanding the years immediately ahead. It is a civilization with its own distinctive world outlook, its own way of dealing with time, space, logic, and causality.” It will be “Tearing our families apart, rocking our economy … shattering our values … affects everyone.”

“[Zbigniew] Brzezinski has told us ‘we face a technotronic age … superindustrial society’ … a new society can come into our lives.” Toeffler continues, “Humanity … quantum leap forward … deepest social upheaval restructuring of all time … building a remarkable new civilization from the ground up.”

This new civilization of the future will be, “Highly technological and anti-industrial,” including a “new way of life … renewable energy non-nuclear families … radically changed schools and corporations … new code of behavior for us.” The new order “challenges the old, will topple bureaucracies, reduce the role of the nation state, and give rise to the semi-autonomous economies … more democratic.” This means mob rule, not freedom or Constitutional.

This group really believes that they are doing something benevolent. “With some intelligent help from us – turns out to be the first truly humane civilization in recorded history.”

The author even call this future “The Revolutionary Premise … truly different way of life … let alone a totally new civilization.” The “people – fed on a steady diet of bad news, disaster movies, apocalyptic Bible stories, and nightmare scenarios issued by prestigious think tanks … there is no future.”

“Society is inevitable destined to self-destruct within our lifetime, there is nothing we can do about it.” It is a “revolutionary premise.” In the “decades immediately ahead … upheavals, turbulence … violence. These changes are cumulative – that they add up to a giant transformation in the way we live, work, play, and think. What is happening now is nothing less than a global revolution, a quantum jump in history.” This will look like nothing people have ever seen before.

“In short, the revolutionary premise liberates [unrestrained liberty] our intellect and our will.” (p. 9- 12)

“To say that the changes we face will be revolutionary, however, is not enough.” The idea of what these people in power want to do to us is to “control or channel them.” These people believe in “history as a succession of rolling waves of change … we can influence them.” (p. 13) Our message to the people who believe in freedom and our Constitutional republic is that we need to influence this world for the better or the enemies of freedom will have more control every passing day.

“After World War II … [the] Third Wave began to surge across the earth.” After “about 1955 … white collar and service workers outnumber blue collar workers for the first time.” “Introduction to the computer, commercial jet travel, the birth control pill …” has gained force in the United States.

“Today’s reactionaries, both left and right – wing, are fighting to preserve,” the old order. “It is this world that is threatened by history’s Third Wave of civilizational change.” (p. 14) Clearly freedom loving people are the enemy of this new civilization coming wave after wave.

Prominent 33rd Degree Freemason Albert Pike wrote in his book Morals and Dogma said his Communists in the future “We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists.” It seems that they have been doing that very thing in America and there are doing in today. They have threatened us and have put Christianity under attack once more.

Source:
Alvin Toffler, “The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century.” 1980. Pgs. 2-14.

Eastre Ishtar Astarte Easter

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Alexander Hislop – 1853

Then look at Easter. What means the term Easter itself? It is not a Christian name. It bears its Chaldean origin on its very forehead. Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven, whose name, as pronounced by the people Nineveh, was evidently identical with that now in common use in this country. That name, as found by Layard on the Assyrian monuments, is Ishtar. The worship of Bel and Astarte was very early introduced into Britain, along with the Druids, “the priests of the groves.” Some have imagined that the Druidical worship was first introduced by the Phoenicians, who, centuries before the Christian era, traded to the tin-mines of Cornwall. But the unequivocal traces of that worship are found in regions of the British islands where the Phoenicians never penetrated, and it has everywhere left indelible marks of the strong hold which it must have had on the early British mind. From Bel, the 1st of May is still called Beltane in the Almanac; and we have customs still lingering at this day among us, which prove how exactly the worship of Bel or Moloch (for both titles belonged to the same god) had been observed even in the northern parts of this island. “The late Lady Baird, of Fern Tower, in Perthshire,” says a writer in “Notes and Queries,” thoroughly versed in British antiquities, “told me, that every year, at Beltane (or the 1st of May), a number of men and women assemble at an ancient Druidical circle of stones on her property near Crieff. They light a fire in the centre, each person puts a bit of oat-cake in a shepherd’s bonnet; they all sit down, and draw blindfold a piece from the bonnet. One piece has been previously blackened, and whoever gets that piece has to jump through the fire in the centre of the circle, and pay a forfeit. This is, in fact, a part of the ancient worship of Baal, and the person on whom the lot fell was previously burnt as a sacrifice. Now, the passing through the fire represents that, and the payment of the forfeit redeems the victim.” If Baal was thus worshipped in Britain, it will not be difficult to believe that his consort Astarte was also adored by our ancestors, and that from Astarte, whose name in Nineveh was Ishtar, the religious solemnities of April, as now practised, are called by the name of Easter–that month, among our Pagan ancestors, having been called Easter-monath. The festival, of which we read in Church history, under the name of Easter, in the third or fourth centuries, was quite a different festival from that now observed in the Romish Church, and at that time was not known by any such name as Easter. It was called Pasch, or the Passover, and though not of Apostolic institution, * was very early observed by many professing Christians, in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Christ.

* Socrates, the ancient ecclesiastical historian, after a lengthened account of the different ways in which Easter was observed in different countries in his time–i.e., the fifth century–sums up in these words: “Thus much already laid down may seem a sufficient treatise to prove that the celebration of the feast of Easter began everywhere more of custom than by any commandment either of Christ or any Apostle.” (Hist. Ecclesiast.) Every one knows that the name “Easter,” used in our translation of Acts 12:4, refers not to any Christian festival, but to the Jewish Passover. This is one of the few places in our version where the translators show an undue bias.

That festival agreed originally with the time of the Jewish Passover, when Christ was crucified, a period which, in the days of Tertullian, at the end of the second century, was believed to have been the 23rd of March. That festival was not idolatrous, and it was preceded by no Lent. “It ought to be known,” said Cassianus, the monk of Marseilles, writing in the fifth century, and contrasting the primitive Church with the Church in his day, “that the observance of the forty days had no existence, so long as the perfection of that primitive Church remained inviolate.” Whence, then, came this observance? The forty days’ abstinence of Lent was directly borrowed from the worshippers of the Babylonian goddess. Such a Lent of forty days, “in the spring of the year,” is still observed by the Yezidis or Pagan Devil- worshippers of Koordistan, who have inherited it from their early masters, the Babylonians. Such a Lent of forty days was held in spring by the Pagan Mexicans, for thus we read in Humboldt, where he gives account of Mexican observances: “Three days after the vernal equinox…began a solemn fast of forty days in honour of the sun.” Such a Lent of forty days was observed in Egypt, as may be seen on consulting Wilkinson’s Egyptians. This Egyptian Lent of forty days, we are informed by Landseer, in his Sabean Researches, was held expressly in commemoration of Adonis or Osiris, the great mediatorial god. At the same time, the rape of Proserpine seems to have been commemorated, and in a similar manner; for Julius Firmicus informs us that, for “forty nights” the “wailing for Proserpine” continued; and from Arnobius we learn that the fast which the Pagans observed, called “Castus” or the “sacred” fast, was, by the Christians in his time, believed to have been primarily in imitation of the long fast of Ceres, when for many days she determinedly refused to eat on account of her “excess of sorrow,” that is, on account of the loss of her daughter Proserpine, when carried away by Pluto, the god of hell. As the stories of Bacchus, or Adonis and Proserpine, though originally distinct, were made to join on and fit in to one another, so that Bacchus was called Liber, and his wife Ariadne, Libera (which was one of the names of Proserpine), it is highly probable that the forty days’ fast of Lent was made in later times to have reference to both. Among the Pagans this Lent seems to have been an indispensable preliminary to the great annual festival in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Tammuz, which was celebrated by alternate weeping and rejoicing, and which, in many countries, was considerably later than the Christian festival, being observed in Palestine and Assyria in June, therefore called the “month of Tammuz”; in Egypt, about the middle of May, and in Britain, some time in April. To conciliate the Pagans to nominal Christianity, Rome, pursuing its usual policy, took measures to get the Christian and Pagan festivals amalgamated, and, by a complicated but skilful adjustment of the calendar, it was found no difficult matter, in general, to get Paganism and Christianity–now far sunk in idolatry–in this as in so many other things, to shake hands. The instrument in accomplishing this amalgamation was the abbot Dionysius the Little, to whom also we owe it, as modern chronologers have demonstrated, that the date of the Christian era, or of the birth of Christ Himself, was moved FOUR YEARS from the true time. Whether this was done through ignorance or design may be matter of question; but there seems to be no doubt of the fact, that the birth of the Lord Jesus was made full four years later than the truth. This change of the calendar in regard to Easter was attended with momentous consequences. It brought into the Church the grossest corruption and the rankest superstition in connection with the abstinence of Lent. Let any one only read the atrocities that were commemorated during the “sacred fast” or Pagan Lent, as described by Arnobius and Clemens Alexandrinus, and surely he must blush for the Christianity of those who, with the full knowledge of all these abominations, “went down to Egypt for help” to stir up the languid devotion of the degenerate Church, and who could find no more excellent way to “revive” it, than by borrowing from so polluted a source; the absurdities and abominations connected with which the early Christian writers had held up to scorn. That Christians should ever think of introducing the Pagan abstinence of Lent was a sign of evil; it showed how low they had sunk, and it was also a cause of evil; it inevitably led to deeper degradation. Originally, even in Rome, Lent, with the preceding revelries of the Carnival, was entirely unknown; and even when fasting before the Christian Pasch was held to be necessary, it was by slow steps that, in this respect, it came to conform with the ritual of Paganism. What may have been the period of fasting in the Roman Church before sitting of the Nicene Council does not very clearly appear, but for a considerable period after that Council, we have distinct evidence that it did not exceed three weeks. *

* GIESELER, speaking of the Eastern Church in the second century, in regard to Paschal observances, says: “In it [the Paschal festival in commemoration of the death of Christ] they [the Eastern Christians] eat unleavened bread, probably like the Jews, eight days throughout…There is no trace of a yearly festival of a resurrection among them, for this was kept every Sunday” (Catholic Church). In regard to the Western Church, at a somewhat later period–the age of Constantine–fifteen days seems to have been observed to religious exercises in connection with the Christian Paschal feast, as appears from the following extracts from Bingham, kindly furnished to me by a friend, although the period of fasting is not stated. Bingham (Origin) says: “The solemnities of Pasch [are] the week before and the week after Easter Sunday–one week of the Cross, the other of the resurrection. The ancients speak of the Passion and Resurrection Pasch as a fifteen days’ solemnity. Fifteen days was enforced by law by the Empire, and commanded to the universal Church…Scaliger mentions a law of Constantine, ordering two weeks for Easter, and a vacation of all legal processes.”

The words of Socrates, writing on this very subject, about AD 450, are these: “Those who inhabit the princely city of Rome fast together before Easter three weeks, excepting the Saturday and Lord’s-day.” But at last, when the worship of Astarte was rising into the ascendant, steps were taken to get the whole Chaldean Lent of six weeks, or forty days, made imperative on all within the Roman empire of the West. The way was prepared for this by a Council held at Aurelia in the time of Hormisdas, Bishop of Rome, about the year 519, which decreed that Lent should be solemnly kept before Easter. It was with the view, no doubt, of carrying out this decree that the calendar was, a few days after, readjusted by Dionysius. This decree could not be carried out all at once. About the end of the sixth century, the first decisive attempt was made to enforce the observance of the new calendar. It was in Britain that the first attempt was made in this way; and here the attempt met with vigorous resistance. The difference, in point of time, betwixt the Christian Pasch, as observed in Britain by the native Christians, and the Pagan Easter enforced by Rome, at the time of its enforcement, was a whole month; * and it was only by violence and bloodshed, at last, that the Festival of the Anglo-Saxon or Chaldean goddess came to supersede that which had been held in honour of Christ.

* CUMMIANUS, quoted by Archbishop USSHER, Sylloge Those who have been brought up in the observance of Christmas and Easter, and who yet abhor from their hearts all Papal and Pagan idolatry alike, may perhaps feel as if there were something “untoward” in the revelations given above in regard to the origin of these festivals. But a moment’s reflection will suffice entirely to banish such a feeling. They will see, that if the account I have given be true, it is of no use to ignore it. A few of the facts stated in these pages are already known to Infidel and Socinian writers of no mean mark, both in this country and on the Continent, and these are using them in such a way as to undermine the faith of the young and uninformed in regard to the very vitals of the Christian faith. Surely, then, it must be of the last consequence, that the truth should be set forth in its own native light, even though it may somewhat run counter to preconceived opinions, especially when that truth, justly considered, tends so much at once to strengthen the rising youth against the seductions of Popery, and to confirm them in the faith once delivered to the Saints. If a heathen could say, “Socrates I love, and Plato I love, but I love truth more,” surely a truly Christian mind will not display less magnanimity. Is there not much, even in the aspect of the times, that ought to prompt the earnest inquiry, if the occasion has not arisen, when efforts, and strenuous efforts, should be made to purge out of the National Establishment in the south those observances, and everything else that has flowed in upon it from Babylon’s golden cup? There are men of noble minds in the Church of Cranmer, Latimer, and Ridley, who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity, who have felt the power of His blood, and known the comfort of His Spirit. Let them, in their closets, and on their knees, ask the question, at their God and at their own consciences, if they ought not to bestir themselves in right earnest, and labour with all their might till such a consummation be effected. Then, indeed, would England’s Church be the grand bulwark of the Reformation–then would her sons speak with her enemies in the gate–then would she appear in the face of all Christendom, “clear as the sun, fair as the moon, and terrible as an army with banners.” If, however, nothing effectual shall be done to stay the plague that is spreading in her, the result must be disastrous, not only to herself, but to the whole empire.

Such is the history of Easter. The popular observances that still attend the period of its celebration amply confirm the testimony of history as to its Babylonian character. The hot cross buns of Good Friday, and the dyed eggs of Pasch or Easter Sunday, figured in the Chaldean rites just as they do now. The “buns,” known too by that identical name, were used in the worship of the queen of heaven, the goddess Easter, as early as the days of Cecrops, the founder of Athens–that is, 1500 years before the Christian era. “One species of sacred bread,” says Bryant, “which used to be offered to the gods, was of great antiquity, and called Boun.” Diogenes Laertius, speaking of this offering being made by Empedocles, describes the chief ingredients of which it was composed, saying, “He offered one of the sacred cakes called Boun, which was made of fine flour and honey.” The prophet Jeremiah takes notice of this kind of offering when he says, “The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven.” *

* Jeremiah 7:18. It is from the very word here used by the prophet that the word “bun” seems to be derived. The Hebrew word, with the points, was pronounced Khavan, which in Greek became sometimes Kapan-os (PHOTIUS, Lexicon Syttoge); and, at other times, Khabon (NEANDER, in KITTO’S Biblical Cyclopoedia). The first shows how Khvan, pronounced as one syllable, would pass into the Latin panis, “bread,” and the second how, in like manner, Khvon would become Bon or Bun. It is not to be overlooked that our common English word Loa has passed through a similar process of formation. In Anglo-Saxon it was Hlaf.

The hot cross buns are not now offered, but eaten, on the festival of Astarte; but this leaves no doubt as to whence they have been derived. The origin of the Pasch eggs is just as clear. The ancient Druids bore an egg, as the sacred emblem of their order. In the Dionysiaca, or mysteries of Bacchus, as celebrated in Athens, one part of the nocturnal ceremony consisted in the consecration of an egg. The Hindoo fables celebrate their mundane egg as of a golden colour. The people of Japan make their sacred egg to have been brazen. In China, at this hour, dyed or painted eggs are used on sacred festivals, even as in this country. In ancient times eggs were used in the religious rites of the Egyptians and the Greeks, and were hung up for mystic purposes in their temples. From Egypt these sacred eggs can be distinctly traced to the banks of the Euphrates. The classic poets are full of the fable of the mystic egg of the Babylonians; and thus its tale is told by Hyginus, the Egyptian, the learned keeper of the Palatine library at Rome, in the time of Augustus, who was skilled in all the wisdom of his native country: “An egg of wondrous size is said to have fallen from heaven into the river Euphrates. The fishes rolled it to the bank, where the doves having settled upon it, and hatched it, out came Venus, who afterwards was called the Syrian Goddess”–that is, Astarte. Hence the egg became one of the symbols of Astarte or Easter; and accordingly, in Cyprus, one of the chosen seats of the worship of Venus, or Astarte, the egg of wondrous size was represented on a grand scale. The occult meaning of this mystic egg of Astarte, in one of its aspects (for it had a twofold significance), had reference to the ark during the time of the flood, in which the whole human race were shut up, as the chick is enclosed in the egg before it is hatched. If any be inclined to ask, how could it ever enter the minds of men to employ such an extraordinary symbol for such a purpose, the answer is, first, The sacred egg of Paganism, as already indicated, is well known as the “mundane egg,” that is, the egg in which the world was shut up. Now the world has two distinct meanings–it means either the material earth, or the inhabitants of the earth. The latter meaning of the term is seen in Genesis 11:1, “The whole earth was of one language and of one speech,” where the meaning is that the whole people of the world were so. If then the world is seen shut up in an egg, and floating on the waters, it may not be difficult to believe, however the idea of the egg may have come, that the egg thus floating on the wide universal sea might be Noah’s family that contained the whole world in its bosom. Then the application of the word egg to the ark comes thus: The Hebrew name for an egg is Baitz, or in the feminine (for there are both genders), Baitza. This, in Chaldee and Phoenician, becomes Baith or Baitha, which in these languages is also the usual way in which the name of a house is pronounced. *

* The common word “Beth,” “house,” in the Bible without the points, is “Baith,” as may be seen in the name of Bethel, as given in Genesis 35:1,

of the Greek Septuagint, where it is “Baith-el.”

The egg floating on the waters that contained the world, was the house floating on the waters of the deluge, with the elements of the new world in its bosom. The coming of the egg from heaven evidently refers to the preparation of the ark by express appointment of God; and the same thing seems clearly implied in the Egyptian story of the mundane egg which was said to have come out of the mouth of the great god. The doves resting on the egg need no explanation. This, then, was the meaning of the mystic egg in one aspect. As, however, everything that was good or beneficial to mankind was represented in the Chaldean mysteries, as in some way connected with the Babylonian goddess, so the greatest blessing to the human race, which the ark contained in its bosom, was held to be Astarte, who was the great civiliser and benefactor of the world. Though the deified queen, whom Astarte represented, had no actual existence till some centuries after the flood, yet through the doctrine of metempsychosis, which was firmly established in Babylon, it was easy for her worshippers to be made to believe that, in a previous incarnation, she had lived in the Antediluvian world, and passed in safety through the waters of the flood. Now the Romish Church adopted this mystic egg of Astarte, and consecrated it as a symbol of Christ’s resurrection. A form of prayer was even appointed to be used in connection with it, Pope Paul V teaching his superstitious votaries thus to pray at Easter: “Bless, O Lord, we beseech thee, this thy creature of eggs, that it may become a wholesome sustenance unto thy servants, eating it in remembrance of our Lord Jesus Christ, &c” (Scottish Guardian, April, 1844). Besides the mystic egg, there was also another emblem of Easter, the goddess queen of Babylon, and that was the Rimmon or “pomegranate.” With the Rimmon or “pomegranate” in her hand, she is frequently represented in ancient medals, and the house of Rimmon, in which the King of Damascus, the Master of Naaman, the Syrian, worshipped, was in all likelihood a temple of Astarte, where that goddess with the Rimmon was publicly adored. The pomegranate is a fruit that is full of seeds; and on that account it has been supposed that it was employed as an emblem of that vessel in which the germs of the new creation were preserved, wherewith the world was to be sown anew with man and with beast, when the desolation of the deluge had passed away. But upon more searching inquiry, it turns out that the Rimmon or “pomegranate” had reference to an entirely different thing. Astarte, or Cybele, was called also Idaia Mater, and the sacred mount in Phrygia, most famed for the celebration of her mysteries, was named Mount Ida–that is, in Chaldee, the sacred language of these mysteries, the Mount of Knowledge. “Idaia Mater,” then, signifies “the Mother of Knowledge”–in other words, our Mother Eve, who first coveted the “knowledge of good and evil,” and actually purchased it at so dire a price to herself and to all her children. Astarte, as can be abundantly shown, was worshipped not only as an incarnation of the Spirit of God, but also of the mother of mankind. (see note below) When, therefore, the mother of the gods, and the mother of knowledge, was represented with the fruit of the pomegranate in her extended hand, inviting those who ascended the sacred mount to initiation in her mysteries, can there be a doubt what that fruit was intended to signify? Evidently, it must accord with her assumed character; it must be the fruit of the “Tree of Knowledge”–the fruit of that very

“Tree, whose mortal taste. Brought death into the world, and all our woe.”

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The knowledge to which the votaries of the Idaean goddess were admitted, was precisely of the same kind as that which Eve derived from the eating of the forbidden fruit, the practical knowledge of all that was morally evil and base. Yet to Astarte, in this character, men were taught to look at their grand benefactress, as gaining for them knowledge, and blessings connected with that knowledge, which otherwise they might in vain have sought from Him, who is the Father of lights, from whom cometh down every good and perfect gift. Popery inspires the same feeling in regard to the Romish queen of heaven, and leads its devotees to view the sin of Eve in much the same light as that in which Paganism regarded it. In the Canon of the Mass, the most solemn service in the Romish Missal, the following expression occurs, where the sin of our first parent is apostrophised: “Oh blessed fault, which didst procure such a Redeemer!” The idea contained in these words is purely Pagan. They just amount to this: “Thanks be to Eve, to whose sin we are indebted for the glorious Saviour.” It is true the idea contained in them is found in the same words in the writings of Augustine; but it is an idea utterly opposed to the spirit of the Gospel, which only makes sin the more exceeding sinful, from the consideration that it needed such a ransom to deliver from its awful curse. Augustine had imbibed many Pagan sentiments, and never got entirely delivered from them. As Rome cherishes the same feelings as Paganism did, so it has adopted also the very same symbols, so far as it has the opportunity. In this country, and most of the countries of Europe, no pomegranates grow; and yet, even here, the superstition of the Rimmon must, as far as possible, be kept up. Instead of the pomegranate, therefore, the orange is employed; and so the Papists of Scotland join oranges with their eggs at Easter; and so also, when Bishop Gillis of Edinburgh went through the vain-glorious ceremony of washing the feet of twelve ragged Irishmen a few years ago at Easter, he concluded by presenting each of them with two eggs and an orange. Now, this use of the orange as the representative of the fruit of Eden’s “dread probationary tree,” be it observed, is no modern invention; it goes back to the distant times of classic antiquity. The gardens of the Hesperides in the West, are admitted by all who have studied the subject, just to have been the counterpart of the paradise of Eden in the East. The description of the sacred gardens, as situated in the Isles of the Atlantic, over against the coast of Africa, shows that their legendary site exactly agrees with the Cape Verd or Canary Isles, or some of that group; and, of course, that the “golden fruit” on the sacred tree, so jealously guarded, was none other than the orange. Now, let the reader mark well: According to the classic Pagan story, there was no serpent in that garden of delight in the “islands of the blest,” to TEMPT mankind to violate their duty to their great benefactor, by eating of the sacred tree which he had reserved as the test of their allegiance. No; on the contrary, it was the Serpent, the symbol of the Devil, the Principle of evil, the Enemy of man, that prohibited them from eating the precious fruit–that strictly watched it–that would not allow it to be touched. Hercules, one form of the Pagan Messiah–not the primitive, but the Grecian Hercules–pitying man’s unhappy state, slew or subdued the serpent, the envious being that grudged mankind the use of that which was so necessary to make them at once perfectly happy and wise, and bestowed upon them what otherwise would have been hopelessly beyond their reach. Here, then, God and the devil are exactly made to change places. Jehovah, who prohibited man from eating of the tree of knowledge, is symbolised by the serpent, and held up as an ungenerous and malignant being, while he who emancipated man from Jehovah’s yoke, and gave him of the fruit of the forbidden tree–in other words, Satan under the name of Hercules–is celebrated as the good and gracious Deliverer of the human race. What a mystery of iniquity is here! Now all this is wrapped up in the sacred orange of Easter.

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The Meaning of the Name Astarte

That Semiramis, under the name of Astarte, was worshipped not only as an incarnation of the Spirit of God, but as the mother of mankind, we have very clear and satisfactory evidence. There is no doubt that “the Syrian goddess” was Astarte (LAYARD’S Nineveh and its Remains). Now, the Assyrian goddess, or Astarte, is identified with Semiramis by Athenagoras (Legatio), and by Lucian (De Dea Syria). These testimonies in regard to Astarte, or the Syrian goddess, being, in one aspect, Semiramis, are quite decisive. 1. The name Astarte, as applied to her, has reference to her as being Rhea or Cybele, the tower- bearing goddess, the first as Ovid says (Opera), that “made (towers) in cities”; for we find from Layard that in the Syrian temple of Hierapolis, “she [Dea Syria or Astarte] was represented standing on a lion crowned with towers.” Now, no name could more exactly picture forth the character of Semiramis, as queen of Babylon, than the name of “Ash-tart,” for that just means “The woman that made towers.” It is admitted on all hands that the last syllable “tart” comes from the Hebrew verb “Tr.” It has been always taken for granted, however, that “Tr” signifies only “to go round.” But we have evidence that, in nouns derived from it, it also signifies “to be round,” “to surround,” or “encompass.” In the masculine, we find “Tor” used for “a border or row of jewels round the head” (see PARKHURST and also GESENIUS). And in the feminine, as given in Hesychius (Lexicon), we find the meaning much more decisively brought out. Turis is just the Greek form of Turit, the final t, according to the genius of the Greek language, being converted into s. Ash-turit, then, which is obviously the same as the Hebrew “Ashtoreth,” is just “The woman that made the encompassing wall.” Considering how commonly the glory of that achievement, as regards Babylon, was given to Semiramis, not only by Ovid, but by Justin, Dionysius, Afer, and others, both the name and mural crown on the head of that goddess were surely very appropriate. In confirmation of this interpretation of the meaning of the name Astarte, I may adduce an epithet applied to the Greek Diana, who at Ephesus bore a turreted crown on her head, and was identified with Semiramis, which is not a little striking. It is contained in the following extract from Livy: “When the news of the battle [near Pydna] reached Amphipolis, the matrons ran together to the temple of Diana, whom they style Tauropolos, to implore her aid.” Tauropolos, from Tor, “a tower,” or “surrounding fortification,” and Pol, “to make,” plainly means the “tower-maker,” or “maker of surrounding fortifications”; and P53 to her as the goddess of fortifications, they would naturally apply when they dreaded an attack upon their city.

Semiramis, being deified as Astarte, came to be raised to the highest honours; and her change into a dove, as has been already shown, was evidently intended, when the distinction of sex had been blasphemously attributed to the Godhead, to identify her, under the name of the Mother of the gods, with that Divine Spirit, without whose agency no one can be born a child of God, and whose emblem, in the symbolical language of Scripture, was the Dove, as that of the Messiah was the Lamb. Since the Spirit of God is the source of all wisdom, natural as well as spiritual, arts and inventions and skill of every kind being attributed to Him (Exo 31:3; 35:31), so the Mother of the gods, in whom that Spirit was feigned to be incarnate, was celebrated as the originator of some of the useful arts and sciences (DIODORUS SICULUS). Hence, also, the character attributed to the Grecian Minerva, whose name Athena, as we have seen reason to conclude, is only a synonym for Beltis, the well known name of the Assyrian goddess. Athena, the Minerva of Athens, is universally known as the “goddess of wisdom,” the inventress of arts and sciences. 2. The name Astarte signifies also the “Maker of investigations”; and in this respect was applicable to Cybele or Semiramis, as symbolised by the Dove. That this is one of the meanings of the name Astarte may be seen from comparing it with the cognate names Asterie and Astraea (in Greek Astraia), which are formed by taking the last member of the compound word in the masculine, instead of the feminine, Teri, or Tri (the latter being pronounced Trai or Trae), being the same in sense as Tart. Now, Asterie was the wife of Perseus, the Assyrian (HERODOTUS), and who was the founder of Mysteries (BRYANT). As Asterie was further represented as the daughter of Bel, this implies a position similar to that of Semiramis. Astraea, again, was the goddess of justice, who is identified with the heavenly virgin Themis, the name Themis signifying “the perfect one,” who gave oracles (OVID, Metam.), and who, having lived on earth before the Flood, forsook it just before that catastrophe came on. Themis and Astraea are sometimes distinguished and sometimes identified; but both have the same character as goddesses of justice. The explanation of the discrepancy obviously is, that the Spirit has sometimes been viewed as incarnate and sometimes not. When incarnate, Astraea is
daughter of Themis. What name could more exactly agree with the character of a goddess of justice, than Ash-trai-a, “The maker of investigations,” and what name could more appropriately shadow forth one of the characters of that Divine Spirit, who “searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God”? As Astraea, or Themis, was “Fatidica Themis,” “Themis the prophetic,” this also was another characteristic of the Spirit; for whence can any true oracle, or prophetic inspiration, come, but from the inspiring Spirit of God? Then, lastly, what can more exactly agree with the Divine statement in Genesis in regard to the Spirit of God, than the statement of Ovid, that Astraea was the last of the celestials who remained on earth, and that her forsaking it was the signal for the downpouring of the destroying deluge? The announcement of the coming Flood is in Scripture ushered in with these words (Gen 6:3): “And the Lord said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” All these 120 years, the Spirit was striving; when they came to an end, the Spirit strove no longer, forsook the earth, and left the world to its fate. But though the Spirit of God forsook the earth, it did not forsake the family of righteous Noah. It entered with the patriarch into the ark; and when that patriarch came forth from his long imprisonment, it came forth along with him. Thus the Pagans had an historical foundation for their myth of the dove resting on the symbol of the ark in the Babylonian waters, and the Syrian goddess, or Astarte–the same as Astraea–coming forth from it. Semiramis, then, as Astarte, worshipped as the dove, was regarded as the incarnation of the Spirit of God. 3. As Baal, Lord of Heaven, had his visible emblem, the sun, so she, as Beltis, Queen of Heaven, must have hers also–the moon, which in another sense was Asht-tart-e, “The maker of revolutions”; for there is no doubt that Tart very commonly signifies “going round.” But, 4th, the whole system must be dovetailed together. As the mother of the gods was equally the mother of mankind, Semiramis, or Astarte, must also be identified with Eve; and the name Rhea, which, according to the Paschal Chronicle was given to her, sufficiently proves her identification with Eve. As applied to the common mother of the human race, the name Astarte is singularly appropriate; for, as she was Idaia mater, “The mother of knowledge,” the question is, “How did she come by that knowledge?” To this the answer can only be: “by the fatal investigations she made.” It was a tremendous experiment she made, when, in opposition to the Divine command, and in spite of the threatened penalty, she ventured to “search” into that forbidden knowledge which her Maker in his goodness had kept from her. Thus she took the lead in that unhappy course of which the Scripture speaks–“God made man upright, but they have SOUGHT out many inventions” (Eccl7:29). Now Semiramis, deified as the Dove, was Astarte in the most gracious and benignant form. Lucius Ampelius calls her “the goddess benignant and merciful to me” (bringing them) “to a good and happy life.” In reference to this benignity of her character, both the titles, Aphrodite and Mylitta, are evidently attributed to her. The first I have elsewhere explained as “The wrath-subduer,” and the second is in exact accordance with it. Mylitta, or, as it is in Greek, Mulitta, signifies “The Mediatrix.” The Hebrew Melitz, which in Chaldee becomes Melitt, is evidently used in Job 33:23, in the sense of a Mediator; “the messenger, the interpreter” (Melitz), who is “gracious” to a man, and saith, “Deliver from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom,” being really “The Messenger, the MEDIATOR.” Parkhurst takes the word in this sense, and derives it from “Mltz,” “to be sweet.” Now, the feminine of Melitz is Melitza, from which comes Melissa, a “bee” (the sweetener, or producer of sweetness), and Melissa, a common name of the priestesses of Cybele, and as we may infer of Cybele, as Astarte, or Queen of Heaven, herself; for, after Porphyry, has stated that “the ancients called the priestesses of Demeter, Melissae,” he adds, that they also “called the Moon Melissa.” We have evidence, further, that goes far to identify this title as a title of Semiramis. Melissa or Melitta (APPOLODORUS)–for the name is given in both ways–is said to have been the mother of Phoroneus, the first that reigned, in whose days the dispersion of mankind occurred, divisions having come in among them, whereas before, all had been in harmony and spoke one language (Hyginus). There is no other to whom this can be applied but Nimrod; and as Nimrod came to be worshipped as Nin, the son of his own wife, the identification is exact. Melitta, then, the mother of Phoroneus, is the same as Mylitta, the well known name of the Babylonian Venus; and the name, as being the feminine of Melitz, the Mediator, consequently signifies the Mediatrix. Another name also given to the mother of Phoroneus, “the first that reigned,” is Archia (LEMPRIERE; SMITH). Now Archia signifies “Spiritual” (from “Rkh,” Heb. “Spirit,” which in Egyptian also is “Rkh” [BUNSEN]; and in Chaldee, with the prosthetic a prefixed becomes Arkh). * From the same root also evidently comes the epithet Architis, as applied to the Venus that wept for Adonis. Venus Architis is the spiritual Venus. **

* The Hebrew Dem, blood, in Chaldee becomes Adem; and, in like manner, Rkh becomes Arkh.

** From OUVAROFF we learn that the mother of the third Bacchus was Aura, and Phaethon is said by Orpheus to have been the son of the “wide extended air” (LACTANTIUS). The connection in the sacred language between the wind, the air, and the spirit, sufficiently accounts for these statements, and shows their real meaning.

Thus, then, the mother-wife of the first king that reigned was known as Archia and Melitta, in other words, as the woman in whom the “Spirit of God” was incarnate; and thus appeared as the “Dea Benigna,” “The Mediatrix” for sinful mortals. The first form of Astarte, as Eve, brought sin into the world; the second form before the Flood, was avenging as the goddess of justice. This form was “Benignant and Merciful.” Thus, also, Semiramis, or Astarte, as Venus the goddess of love and beauty, became “The HOPE of the whole world,” and men gladly had recourse to the “mediation” of one so tolerant of sin.

http://www.retakingamerica.com/easter_and_ishtar.html

http://gnosis.org/ecclesia/homily_Easter.htm

http://gnosis.org/ecclesia/lect045.htm

http://www.occultopedia.com/i/ishtar.htm

http://www.lasttrumpetministries.org/tracts/tract1.html

http://christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-t020.html

http://www.ldolphin.org/ishtar.html

http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=10398

http://goddessgift.com/pandora%27s_box/easter-history.html

http://www.contendingfortruth.com/?p=1184 

Long article.

http://amightywind.com/passover/lambvsham.htm

Here’s some on Ostara or the Spring Equinox 

http://www.druidry.org/druid-way/teaching-and-practice/druid-festivals/spring-equinox-alban-eilir

http://www.druidry.org/druid-way/teaching-and-practice/druid-festivals/spring-equinox-alban-eilir/deeper-alban-eilir

http://www.schooloftheseasons.com/spring.html

Do what thou wilt

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.”  – Aleister Crowley

“Everything you see or think or say is awesome” – Lego Movie

Who Is Kent Hovind and Why Is He in Prison?

Who Is Kent Hovind and Why Is He in Prison?

By Art Smith

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If you don’t already know about Kent Hovind, be sure to research him and listen to his speeches and debates. They are truly fascinating. Kent Hovind is a Baptist minister arguing for Creationism and he is very convincing. Dr. Hovind also spoke about the age of the earth (young earth), the flood, the dangers and implications of the wide promotion of the Evolution theory, dinosaurs, the new world order, and most recently Post-Tribulation Rapture theory. He has traveled extensively to different schools and universities and debated many professors. Many believe that his controversial views and his powerful delivery are the real reason he is in prison.

Dr. Hovind has been in prison for eight years now, and his case shows disturbing facts about how our courts currently operate. No matter what your religion or beliefs on creation versus evolution, his sentencing seems much harsher than any wrongdoing he allegedly has committed and it points to much bigger issues. His original sentence is nearing its end, but now Dr. Hovind is facing new charges that may keep him in prison for the rest of his life. Dr. Hovind maintains he is innocent and that he hasn’t broken any laws and that contrary to what many believe he is not a tax protestor and is willing to pay any taxes he is shown he owes.1

Dr. Hovind founded Creation Science Evangelism in 1989. It is a ministry dedicated to providing evidence against evolution and showing links between true science and the Bible. He was very successful, giving 900 speeches and debates per year in schools, universities, and churches as well as appearing on radio and television. 2 His troubles started in the mid-1990s when he started receiving letters from the IRS regarding the financing of his ministry. Dr. Hovind did not incorporate his ministry with a 503(c) tax exempt status and had contractors and volunteers working in his ministry, not employees. In order to get answers to questions about ministry and taxes, he wrote an IRS agent, an attorney, and a personal accountant (per IRS instructions), and asked them to look over the finances and operations of his ministry. They all wrote back saying everything is fine and he is not breaking any laws. He sent that documentation back to the IRS and didn’t hear from them again until 2004 when they raided his ministry, stole money, and took many of his documents and records. According to Dr. Hovind they did all of this without any prior recent letters showing what law he is breaking.3In 2005 he had a Grand Jury convened against him but he was not allowed to testify or participate. He again asked what law he was breaking and got no response. A year later in 2006 they stormed the property with a SWAT team. 4

On the next day Dr. Hovind did a radio broadcast. He prayed for himself in handling the situation and for the agents who raided him, and was charged with threatening an IRS agent because of that prayer. He claims his prayer was in no way threatening. He said something to the effect of, “God, I want you to handle these folks who came against me, I don’t know what they want, I can’t handle them, they are way too powerful for me, I turn them over to you, you judge them as you see fit.” He was later charged with 3 years in prison for this prayer for threatening an IRS agent in the performance of his duty. They arrested Dr. Hovind and his wife and they were arraigned in front of a Magistrate for three charges:

1)   Twelve counts of not withholding taxes from employees, (According to Dr. Hovind, they didn’t have employees)

2)   Forty-five counts of structuring (According to Dr. Hovind, they told him “you withdrew money out of your bank in amounts less than $10,000”),

3)   Threatening an IRS agent (the “threatening” prayer).

In regard to the structuring charge, Kent Hovind claims he had never heard the term before. They were making deposits less than $10,000 once every 12 days in the operation of their ministry, not hiding any money. 5

Transactions of $10,000 or more get reported by the banks to the government, but making a cash deposit of less than $10,000 in an attempt to avoid that scrutiny, is called structuring and may be considered a felony. It is meant to catch drug dealers and other criminals. However, it is being applied to citizens in arbitrary ways that have nothing to do with crime or drugs and can lead to the seizure of bank accounts and more. For more details, refer to “‘Structuring:’ who can get away with it, and who can’t” and “The federal ‘structuring’ laws are smurfin’ ridiculous,” two great articles that explain structuring in detail. 6, 7

Kent Hovind was sentenced to ten years in prison, of which he has served 99 months. His wife, Jo Hovind, was sentenced to nine months in prison and has served her sentence. 8 He was supposed to be released to house arrest in February 2015 and complete release in July 2015, but that is now in question because there are new charges against him that may keep him in prison for the rest of his life. The new charges against Kent Hovind have to do with the church property real estate, which the government has forfeited. He filed paperwork with intent to notify the potential buyer of lis pendens or suit pending, and for this he is charged with five counts of mail fraud, each of which carries a 20-year sentence, up to 100 years total! 9

There are many more issues with this case that speak of gross injustice but going over each one is beyond the scope of this article. One of them is that Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers allegedly said that Kent Hovind’s crimes are “worse than rape” when it is obvious he did not hurt anyone or rape anyone and that is not at all what the trial was about. There were witnesses who heard her say those words, yet they were later removed from official court transcripts. Dr. Hovind paid $6000 to get those transcripts, and he had to wait 16 months to get them when it usually takes two months. This same judge will preside over the case again in the coming court date on March 2, 2015. 10 Two juries were dismissed before a third one finally convicted Kent Hovind and his wife. Kent Hovind is hoping his case from 2006 will be overturned and his reputation restored. He maintains he is innocent of all charges and that he was never shown what laws he has broken and he believes he was unjustly imprisoned and that his case needs to be overturned. 11

In my opinion Kent Hovind is innocent. I believe he was set up on trumped up or even bogus charges because of his Creationist message and the fact that he was very convincing and dangerous to the Evolutionist worldview that is promoted so heavily. I believe at least some of the charges that are being applied against him, such as structuring, can be applied to almost anyone and they are currently used against other innocent citizens who operate legitimate businesses, have committed no crime, and are just depositing money into their bank accounts. I believe George Lujack is absolutely correct and said it best when he says that Kent Hovind is a “prisoner of a cultural religious war.” 12

There are several ways we can help Dr. Hovind. He would like to bring attention and publicity to his case, and he gets joy in the fact that new people continue to learn about him and his work while he is in prison and unable to pursue it. He is also seeking legal help and advice but so far refusing to compromise and also wants to preserve his reputation and that of his ministry. His website is http://www.2peter3.com/. On it you can read Kent’s blog, read court documents and transcripts, sign a petition to release him, or donate to his legal fund. A great way to keep up to date on the case is through Rudy Davis’ YouTube channel, LoneStar1776. It has many phone calls with Kent from prison and information about his case. Another great website is freekenthovind.com. There are many interviews and videos on YouTube with Kent Hovind speaking in detail about his case and his work. If you haven’t seen at least some of them, spend some time on them and consider ways you can support him in his fight for justice and freedom.

 

Sources

1)   “Live jailhouse interview with Kent Hovind on the Manning Report.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eabs2fshfEc

2)   Dr. Kent Hovind’s Blog, About Dr. Hovind.

http://www.kenthovindblog.com/?page_id=380

3)   “Live jailhouse interview with Kent Hovind on the Manning Report.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eabs2fshfEc

4)   “Live jailhouse interview with Kent Hovind on the Manning Report.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eabs2fshfEc

5)   “Live jailhouse interview with Kent Hovind on the Manning Report.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eabs2fshfEc

6)   Olson, Walter. “’Structuring:’ who can get away with it and who can’t.” Overlawyered. April 12, 2012

http://overlawyered.com/2012/04/structuring-who-can-get-away-with-it-and-who-cant/

7)   Balko, Radley. “The federal ‘structuring’ laws are smurfin’ ridiculous.” The Washington Post. March 14, 2014

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/03/24/the-federal-structuring-laws-are-smurfin-ridiculous/

8)   “Live jailhouse interview with Kent Hovind on the Manning Report.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eabs2fshfEc

9)   “11/28/14 Live phone update with Kent Hovind.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd4zhV9O7uc

10)   “Worse than rape! Anti-Christian Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers says Kent’s crime is worse than rape.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQKzXFqfXVM

11)     “11/28/14 Live phone update with Kent Hovind.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd4zhV9O7uc

12)      Lujack, George. “Free Kent Hovind. Imprisoned 8 years; Now Facing New Trial for Bogus Charges with a Biased, Anti-Christian Judge Presiding.” Cowger Nation.

http://cowgernation.com/2015/01/31/free-kent-hovind-imprisoned-8-years-now-facing-new-trial-for-bogus-charges-with-a-biased-anti-christian-judge-presiding/

 

Total Resistance

Total Resistance

Major H. von Dach Bern

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1. Basic Rules of Terror
If you resist political indoctrination and the enemy realizes that he is failing in his attempts to “convert” you to his ideology, he will attempt to obtain obedience through fear. He will try to create the fear by terror. The enemy has developed terror techniques which have proven very effective. You therefore must be prepared. If you are acquainted with these techniques you can resist them more easily.

These terror measures are:

a) Surveillance of telephone and letters through censorship.
b) Establishment of an agent and informer net.
c) Arbitrary arrests.
d) No public trials except “show trials.”
e) Arbitrary sentences.
f) Lengthy prison sentences out of proportion to the offense.

You Can Trust The Communists (to be Communists)

You Can Trust The Communists

(to be Communists)

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Power Moves Involved in the Overthrown of an Unfriendly Government

Power Moves Involved in the Overthrow

of an Unfriendly Government

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The Mysteries of Mithra

The Mysteries

of

Mithra

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From MSG to Heart Failure and Autism – VNS and CAJI/IS Exclusive

VNS and CAJI/IS Exclusive

From MSG to Heart Failure and Autism

By Art Smith

MSG

 

Imagine enjoying a meal at a restaurant when suddenly you develop heart palpitations, which worsen until you are in danger of having a heart attack. This can be caused by consuming monosodium glutamate, or MSG, which is in many processed foods and restaurant meals. MSG is dangerous and we need to be well informed about it and how to avoid having a dangerous reaction and long-term health effects.

Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is a food additive used as a spice in salty, spicy or processed foods. The process that makes it taste good is also what makes it dangerous: that unique spicy taste is caused by neurons being overexcited to death. This in turn leads to loss of intelligence at best, headaches and other reactions, possibly neurodegenerative diseases, or in the worst case scenario can lead to sudden heart failure. An MSG reaction can occur immediately after consumption or as late as 48 hours later.1

MSG is suspected of causing or contributing to many diseases including autism, epilepsy, migraines, heart arrhythmias, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, eye damage, rage, anxiety or panic attacks and many others. MSG is found in many processed foods and is disguised under different names. Some of those names include gelatin, yeast, calcium caseinate, hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), textured protein, glutamic acid, autolyzed yeast, soy protein, vegetable protein extract, natural flavor, artificial flavor, and spice, but these are definitely not all.2

Unfortunately it is impossible to avoid MSG completely even for the health conscious because it is now being sprayed on crops as an insecticide. It is also found in vaccines, candy, drinks, chewing gum, and various cosmetics.3,4 The average American may eat more than 4 pounds of MSG-containing food a day, which is almost two teaspoons of pure MSG.5 There are products that are almost guaranteed to contain MSG such as bouillon cubes, canned soup, and soup mixes, including many of the “natural” versions.

Factors affecting MSG reaction

According to the website MSGTruth, practically everyone is affected by MSG but in different ways and varying degrees. Some people have sudden reactions like headaches, heart palpitations or seizures, while others seem to show no effect. However, with repeated consumption, MSG can eventually lead to neurodegenerative diseases so not having a noticeable reaction doesn’t equal escape from the consequences.6

The FDA itself issued a report about the link with neurological diseases and MSG because of the amount of complaints they received. They describe an “MSG symptom complex” as consisting of one or more of the following symptoms: “burning sensation in the back of the neck, forearms, and chest; numbness in the back of the neck, radiating to the arms and back; tingling, warmth and weakness in the face…facial pressure or tightness, chest pain, headache, nausea, rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing…drowsiness, weakness..” 7

The severity of MSG reaction is related to several factors like amount of food eaten, liquid or solid form, period of time with no food afterwards, and a person’s overall health, sensitivity, or nutritional imbalances. An MSG reaction is more likely if one eats more food and also if it is consumed as a liquid. Diabetics who consume MSG may be at a higher risk of developing blindness. 8

The toxic effect of MSG is related to how much food you eat and also the period you go without eating afterwards. If you go for a while without eating following the problematic meal, you increase your chance of having a reaction. Studies have shown that 100% of people who ate MSG-containing foods and fasted overnight following that complained of headaches.9

Consumption of MSG combined with a magnesium deficiency can lead to sudden heart failure so making sure one is not deficient in that mineral can help prevent catastrophic reactions. 10

The Erb Hypothesis

Pregnant and nursing mothers should be especially concerned with MSG because of the effects it can have on the developing fetus. The Erb Hypothesis states that MSG added to food and vaccines plays a part in causing ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s, and autism. This hypothesis claims that MSG causes overgrowth in some areas of the brain, thus damaging or destroying them. Genetics and the amount of MSG exposure determine whether the child will be diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s or autism. In 1940 autism was quite rare. In 1950 MSG was introduced to the food supply and at that time autism and ADHD grew considerably. The authors of the Erb Hypothesis claim that MSG consumed by the mother during pregnancy combined with a vaccine containing MSG after birth may cause tremendous harm to the developing brain.11

How to Cope with the Effects of MSG

It is impossible to completely avoid MSG due to its wide use and misleading labeling. However, there are ways to cope with exposure to MSG and try to prevent life-threatening reactions when it can’t be recognized or avoided. One way is taurine supplementation. Taurine is an amino acid that neutralizes MSG. It is best taken before the MSG-containing meal.12

Melatonin also has a protective effect and can even stop the brain damage caused by MSG. When there is a large amount of melatonin in the area of the brain where there is also MSG, MSG does not destroy brain cells.13

The website MSGTruth has compiled an analysis of different restaurant chains and foods to avoid. They advise against eating anything chicken, anything sausage, ranch dressing, parmesan items, soups, Caesar salad, soy sauce, and other items as the worst offenders. It is an invaluable resource in learning more about MSG. http://www.msgtruth.org/avoid.htm

For a list of foods approved for MSG addition, a list of ingredients containing MSG, and a list of vaccines containing MSG, refer at the appendices of The Slow Poisoning of Mankind. Keep in mind this information is from 2006.

In conclusion

The best ways to avoid an MSG reaction is to be informed and read ingredient lists, cook your own food as much as possible, and also research and consider supplementation and other lifestyle changes. You can keep some taurine with you when going out to eat at a fast food restaurant, a friend’s house or when traveling. Avoid factors known to exacerbate an MSG reaction like not eating for a long time afterwards. Keep in mind most if not all national fast food chains use MSG and plan accordingly. Pay attention to what your body is trying to tell you and consider whether it could be having a reaction to MSG.

 

 

Sources:

1)  Thomas C. Corriher. “How MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) is Hidden in Your Foods and Its Antidote, Taurine.”

http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/141-how-msg-monosodium-glutamate-is-hidden-in-your-foods-and-its-antidote-taurine.html

2)  Thomas C. Corriher. “How MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) is Hidden in Your Foods and Its Antidote, Taurine.”

http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/141-how-msg-monosodium-glutamate-is-hidden-in-your-foods-and-its-antidote-taurine.html

3)  Thomas C. Corriher. “How MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) is Hidden in Your Foods and Its Antidote, Taurine.”

http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/141-how-msg-monosodium-glutamate-is-hidden-in-your-foods-and-its-antidote-taurine.html

4)  John E. Erb, Michelle Erb. The Slow Poisoning of America. Paladins Press, 2003.

5)  John E. Erb, Michelle Erb. The Slow Poisoning of America. Paladins Press, 2003.

6)  MSGTruth.org http://www.msgtruth.org/

7)  John E. Erb, Michelle Erb. The Slow Poisoning of America. Paladins Press, 2003.

8)  John E. Erb, Michelle Erb. The Slow Poisoning of America. Paladins Press, 2003.

9)  John E. Erb, Michelle Erb. The Slow Poisoning of America. Paladins Press, 2003.

10)           Thomas C. Corriher. “How MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) is Hidden in Your Foods and Its Antidote, Taurine.”

http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/141-how-msg-monosodium-glutamate-is-hidden-in-your-foods-and-its-antidote-taurine.html

11)           The Slow Poisoning of Mankind. A Report on the Toxic Effects of the Food Additive Monosodium Glutamate Presented by John Erb of Canada to the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives.

http://healthwyze.org/archive/msg_report.pdf

12)           Thomas C. Corriher. “How MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) is Hidden in Your Foods and Its Antidote, Taurine.”

http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/141-how-msg-monosodium-glutamate-is-hidden-in-your-foods-and-its-antidote-taurine.html

13)           John E. Erb, Michelle Erb. The Slow Poisoning of America. Paladins Press, 2003.

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Mysteria

History of the

Secret Doctrines and Mystic

Rites of Ancient

Religions

Mysteria

VNS and CAJI/IS Exclusive – The Communist Paytriot Cop Hating Meme

VNS and CAJI/IS Exclusive

The Communist Paytriot Cop Hating Meme

by

Smoky Collins

 

The “hate the cops” meme is coming from the Mockingbird Media, the Communists, cops themselves, and the… Paytriots. This is a step toward the consolidation of the Communist takeover of America.

We all know about the abuses, murders, and thefts a goodly amount of police officers routinely get away with all over the country. That’s bad…

But that’s only a half-truth in the whole story. The other part is where a large enough number of the population get so self-righteously fired up and outraged they publicly agree with agent provocateurs to declare a hot war on the cops. Then comes the iron fist of totalitarianism, (which was the point of fomenting civil war).

Right now there are Communist agitators teaching workshops on “Non-violent Direct Action,”[i] across the country, and while these particular agitators are obviously Communist-oriented the Paytriot bloggers on the other side of the coin are agitating in unison with these Communists! The trained socialist agitators in the street parrot “I CAN’T BREATHE” and a Paytriot blogger repeats it.[ii]

If you were leading a workshop on peacefully stopping abuse by the police what would be the best tactic except to stop paying taxes en masse, and/or pack the town hall after you have introduced a measure to defund the police department? Creating a scene in front of a police riot line does not stop police abuse. It actually creates an opportunity for a confrontation…

While the Communist agitators and Mockingbird Media are heating things up the Paytriots are disseminating the methods of guerrilla warfare. While the latter is vital for all free people- remember in the current context those students are being conditioned to join the antithesis in this Hegelian Dialectic:

Socialist Government + Communist Uprising = Total Police State

That information was already being disseminated years earlier, and there is nothing unlawful, illegal or wrong with its dissemination. There is a founded, legitimate fear of government.[iii] It’s just that now in late 2014 those manuals are being provided all wink-wink from the honeypot of a government infiltrator during a national psyop. Find another source.

Don’t do what the Communists are doing, or are planning to do. They aren’t out to get rid of or reform the cops or the government. They have already captured and overturned the government. What they’re out to do is agitate useful idiots into mass-murdering police, and mislead public opinion by blaming militias and the inanimate firearm itself. You can connect the theoretical dots from there…

The Paytriots talk critically about Communism, but they are parroting the same lines, and the same trends at the same time. Sometimes they even outright state they are cointelpro[iv]. They’re trying to get their followers to join the Communists without them realizing it.

If you’ve got some knowledge then you’ve seen through the cracks in a lot of these Paytriot blogs, and maybe you are old enough to remember when some of the owners were outed by actual patriots a couple decades ago. The big hint is the Is-Ra-El first attitude, which is always and in complete contradiction combined with a veneer of Christianity.

[i]
#DeepAbidingLove Nonviolent Direct Action Training [also search ‘Nonviolent Direct Action Training’ in Youtube]

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcgU9CGf-2U

 

[ii]           It’s An Officer Safety Christmas! [see third image]

            http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/its-an-officer-safety-christmas/

            https://westernrifleshooters.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/screen-shot-2014-12-07-at-8-57-12-am.png

 

[iii]          Amendment II

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

 

[iv]          Battlefield USA – Hidden in Plain Sight banner

            https://battlefieldusa.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/hiddeninplainsight.jpg

St. Paul and the Mystery-Religions

St. Paul

and the

Mystery-Religions

STATMR

Flashback – An Illuminati Outline of History

An

Illuminati

Outline of History

AIOOH

Jesus – The Last Great Initiate

Jesus

The Last Great Initiate

JTLGI

Happy Saturnalia

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 Mithra