“The hero drops the ego—the flaws holding him or her back—and in so doing gains insight into how to complete the quest and defeat the nemesis. The talisman the hero received from the mentor often plays a very important role at this point, giving the hero that magic element needed to complete the quest.”
Welcome to the latest installment of my take on the world outside and inside my head.
Initially founded in 1119 as a monastic order to protect Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem, in the centuries that followed the group amassed a considerable amount of wealth, power…and resentment on the part of the Church and the Royals. They were eventually rounded up and arrested on charges ranging from blasphemy, necromancy, and homosexuality.
While there is some question as to whether the order was guilty of any of these accusations, it is clear that they were following their own flavor of Christianity. It was rumored that during their time in Jerusalem, they might have been exposed to ancient mystery school wisdom that both contradicted the “official” religion and might have even afforded them an advantage resulting in their spectacular financial climb.
Per Jim Marrs in his book Rule By Secrecy:
“It is apparent that many of the charges against this erstwhile Christian order were spurious and contrived. But there is also evidence that the inner circle of the Templars were sympathetic to, if not adherents of, the heresies dealing with Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, and the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Some researchers have even speculated that the Templar skull and crossbones flag may have pertained to the remains of Mary, the Baptist, or both.”
Mark Booth in The Secret History Of The World describes one of the Templar initiation ceremonies:
A lamb was killed and from its body a cord was made and placed around the candidate’s neck. He was led into the initiation chamber by this cord. He had been made to swear that his intentions were completely pure, on pain of death, and now the candidate wondered if the Grand Master could see into his soul by occult means—was he about to die?
If this all sounds like later Freemasonic initiation rituals…well yeah, that’s the point.
We have a couple of key esoteric figures born today, the first being purported psychic Edgar Cayce in 1877. Known as the Sleeping Prophet, he produced a massive amount of so-called “channeled” material on topics such as future events, Atlantis, and healing. Contemporary esoteric author David Wilcock claims to be the reincarnation of Cayce, often producing photographic “evidence” to back him up:
Pretty nutty stuff, believing you’re the reincarnation of a famous person.
Today is also the birthdate of prolific author, lecturer, and mystic Manly P. Hall. If you are looking to acquire a low-cost comprehensive background in general esoteric fundamentals, I highly suggest you look up Hall’s lectures on YouTube and public domain books online.
In general, I try to not steer you towards racist assholes. When dealing with esoteric and fringe subject matters, this can be somewhat of a minefield. Case in point, conspiracy theorists/authors Marrs and Jordan Maxwell. There is nothing I’ve really found in their works that is racist. In fact, there are many times they go out of their way to specifically rebut racist theories. BUT: there was a period of time between the end of Conspiracy Culture and the beginning of the Trump Era where these older gentlemen were getting invited to sketchy radio shows/podcasts/videocasts. And it felt like to me that they weren’t 100% sure of what they were getting themselves into…they were just happy that the media was still contacting them.
I remember there was one particular show Sinister Forces author Peter Levenda was on…and what was fascinating is that you can pinpoint the exact moment where he was like thinking in his head “oh shit I’m on an alt-right podcast, aren’t I?” And he just gets more and more and more visibly uncomfortable, like a Curb Your Enthusiasm joke.
Of course…some people think Levenda is “disinfo” now because he got caught up in that whole Blink 182 UFO thing.
It’s always something, isn’t it?
Was listening to an old mid-1990s radio show where Maxwell was being interviewed by Bill Cooper…Maxwell said the following:
“Because, according to the ancient cults of the ancient world, there was a term that has come down to us—and many Freemasons in the audience will readily remember this–according to the ancient cults, there was something called Ordo Ab Chao, in Latin which meant, “Order out of Chaos.” Right, so the idea was that if you can create enough chaos, that people will be sufficiently frightened and give to you the power and the political power to bring back law and order. Now, there was a television comedy program many years ago called, Get Smart. Now, when people tell you to get smart, it’s implying that you’re missing something here, alright? Get smart. Remember…you’ll remember that on one side in the TV show, Get Smart, on one side was chaos, and the other side was control. Now I’m saying, that’s exactly how you get control, by causing chaos. The idea is that, if you’re going to…if you’re going to pull a scam on somebody, you’re going to pick somebody’s pocket or something, you always have a diversion. You do something to draw the person’s attention while you’re picking his pocket. If you’re going to break out of a prison, you’ll always have the gang fight down at the far end while the guys are crawling out the hole on the other end. The idea is, you setup a diversion; you cause chaos, and out of that you can get control, because people will sufficiently frighten people will give you the power to put down these problems [sic].”
“We’re seeing nothing but chaos and nothing but trouble, and I’m saying that it’s all orchestrated. That…that you cannot, you couldn’t possibly imagine people like the President of the United States making mistakes. I mean, you hear every day…what senator so-and-so made a terrible mistake, or the United States government made a terrible mistake in Vietnam, or they made a horrible mistake on this or that.This country don’t [sic] make mistakes. If they do something, they have a reason for doing it.”
Which, when I see pundits and just regular folk ask over and over again, “how could this thing with Trump have happened? How can they let this go on?”…you know, treating this thing with Trump as this “Black Swan” type clusterfuck & nobody knows what happened…
I’m sorry, I think this is all happening on purpose to create massive chaos in the United States that will then be “addressed” in the next presidential administration. I think that most of TPTB knew he was a lunatic. There’s no Black Swan event here. This was planned.
Further, I think this all has to do with what I call the Post-Information Age…when the open internet gets closed for everybody’s “own good.” The internet was an experiment that was allowed to flourish among the masses until the financial and surveillance applications were perfected; now that those applications have been perfected, it’s time to gatekeep and close the doors. And the best way to do it is have an insanely divisive lunatic running the country stirring up chaos & emboldening people to post crazy shit on the internet; this gives TPTB the “mandate” to put controls on the flow of information online.
But I also thought that Limp Bizkit’s 1999 sophomore release Significant Other was one of the best albums ever made, so…you take your chances listening to me.
I feel I’ve already written too much in this here post, and I haven’t even gotten to Beto O’Rourke and the American Psycho-type narrative he wrote for The Cult Of The Dead Cow. I guess there’s always something for next time.
I’ll leave you with this Pulp Fiction clip featuring the recently-departed Dick Dale’s classic instrumental hit “Miserlou.” Of course, this is not the song that originally accompanied the clip, but it’s so iconically tied to the Pulp Fiction imagery that it’s a fitting tribute nonetheless.
Have a good Monday.