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Re:moloch/melech

Postby jc » Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:57 pm

from the cath encyclopedia<br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Moloch<br><br>(Hebrew Molech, king).<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>A divinity worshipped by the idolatrous Israelites. The Hebrew pointing Molech does not represent the original pronunciation of the name, any more than the Greek vocalization Moloch found in the LXX and in the Acts (vii, 43).</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> The primitive title of this god was very probably Melech, "king", the consonants of which came to be combined through derision with the vowels of the word Bosheth, "shame". As the word Moloch (A.V. Molech) means king, it is difficult in several places of the Old Testament to determine whether it should be considered as the proper name of a deity or as a simple appellative. The passages of the original text in which the name stands probably for that of a god are Lev., xviii, 21; xx, 2-5; III (A. V. I) Kings, xi, 7; IV (II) Kings, xxiii, 10; Is., xxx, 33; lvii, 9; Jer., xxxii, 35. The chief feature of Moloch's worship among the Jews seems to have been the sacrifice of children, and the usual expression for describing that sacrifice was "to pass through the fire", a rite carried out after the victims had been put to death. The special centre of such atrocities was just outside of Jerusalem, at a place called Tophet (probably "place of abomination"<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> , in the valley of Geennom. According to III (I) Kings, xi, 7, Solomon erected "a temple" for Moloch "on the hill over against Jerusalem", and on this account he is at times considered as the monarch who introduced the impious cult into Israel. After the disruption, traces of Moloch worship appear in both Juda and Israel. The custom of causing one's children to pass through the fire seems to have been general in the Northern Kingdom [IV (II) Kings, xvii, 17; Ezech. xxiii, 37], and it gradually grew in the Southern, encouraged by the royal example of Achaz (2 Kings 16:3) and Manasses [IV (II) Kings, xvi, 6] till it became prevalent in the time of the prophet Jeremias (Jerem. xxxii, 35), when King Josias suppressed the worship of Moloch and defiled Tophet [IV (II) Kings, xxiii, 13 (10)]. It is not improbable that this worship was revived under Joakim and continued until the Babylonian Captivity.<br><br>On the basis of the Hebrew reading of III (I) Kings, xi, 7, Moloch has often been identified with Milcom, the national god of the Ammonites, but this identification cannot be considered as probable: as shown by the Greek Versions, the original reading of III (I) Kings, xi, 7, was not Molech but Milchom [cf. also III (I) Kings, xi, 5, 33]; and according to Deut., xii, 29-31; xviii, 9-14, the passing of children through fire was of Chanaanite origin [cf. IV (II) Kings, xvi, 3]. Of late, numerous attempts have been made to prove that in sacrificing their children to Moloch the Israelites simply thought that they were offering them in holocaust to Yahweh. In other words, the Melech to whom child-sacrifices were offered was Yahweh under another name. To uphold this view appeal is made in particular to Jer., vii, 31; xix, 5, and to Ezech., xx, 25-31. But this position is to say the least improbable. The texts appealed to may well be understood otherwise, and the prophets expressly treat the cult of Moloch as foreign and as an apostasy from the worship of the true God. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>The offerings by fire, the probable identity of Moloch with Baal, and the fact that in Assyria and Babylonia Malik, and at Palmyra Malach-bel, were sun-gods, have suggested to many that Moloch was a fire- or sun-god.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br><hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10443b.htm">www.newadvent.org/cathen/10443b.htm</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>one thing i found interesting is</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> that the equivalent of MeLeCH in arabic is from the root MaLaKa (to possess), from which we also have MaaLiK (king), MiLK (houses, land, property, good, chattel), MuLK (dominion, sovereignty, kingship, rule mastership, possession; MuLK Allah (God's world of spirits, invisible world) as distinguished from MaLaKuut (the dominion that is apparent, world of corporeal beings) and finally<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong> MaLaK (angel)</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> (from Lane's <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>Arabic English Lexicon</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END-->).<br><br>which angel? the "fallen" one?<br><br>re the owl: <br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr><br> There is evidence that in early times, Athena was an owl herself, or a bird goddess in general. In Book 3 of the Odyssey, she takes the form of a sea-eagle. Her tassled aegis may be the remnants of wings [2]: she is depicted with wings on Archaic red-figure pottery…<br><br>Athena was probably a goddess in the Aegean in prehistoric times, although her name is not attested in Eteocretan. She has been compared to Anatolian mother goddesses like Cybele. There is evidence that in early times, Athena was an <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>owl</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> herself, or a <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>bird goddess</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> in general.<br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athena">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athena</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>there's the link i think, wisdom, light, bird, angel. symbols are just shorthand, they tend to change w/ culture and ref. it's entity represented by the symbol: the name and entity being addressed that's of interest. and Athena, is she a "She"? <br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.deliriumsrealm.com/delirium/articleview.asp?Post=300">more on moloch</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>on edit:</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>il miglior fabbro</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--> Gustave Flaubert had this to say of Moloch in chpt XIII (thas rayt, ter-teen) of <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>Salammbo</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END-->:<br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Thus Moloch was in possession of Carthage; he clasped the ramparts, he rolled through the streets, he devoured the very corpses.<br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/f/flaubert/gustave/f58sa/chapter13.html">etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/f/flaubert/gustave/f58sa/chapter13.html</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=jc@rigorousintuition>jc</A> at: 7/15/06 7:13 pm<br></i>
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Re: Re:moloch/melech

Postby NewKid » Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:09 pm

This series is worth a look too. (Not necessarily for Molech, just more generally.) <br><br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://home.planet.nl/~reijd050/" target="top">home.planet.nl/~reijd050/</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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historic "evil" owls

Postby thurnandtaxis » Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:14 pm

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Re: 7/22 -Bohemian Grove protest starts

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:06 pm

Peter Phillips who runs Project Censored at Sonoma State University not far from BG did his sociology doctoral thesis on BG, I think.<br><br>One of the best things Phillips has produced lately is this pdf showing the people who are on the board of directors for corporate media and military-industrial complex war-profiteering companies. He calls them historically 'the Global Dominance Group.' Can you say 'Operation Mockingbird?' Good, because Phillips won't directly despite this great info he generated.<br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.projectcensored.org/downloads/Global_Dominance_Group.pdf">www.projectcensored.org/d..._Group.pdf</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>BOHEMIAN GROVE PROTEST<br><br>JULY 22 1:00 PM MONTE RIO, CA<br><br>NO: IRAQ WAR/OCCUPATION!<br>NO: US MILITARY GLOBAL DOMINATION!<br>YES: IMMIGRANT RIGHTS!<br>YES: IMPEACHMENT!<br><br>It is time for social justice/progressive people to stand up to the<br>global domination group celebrating themselves in Sonoma County. War<br>contractors, torture advocates, election thieves, spy masters,<br>immigrant bashers, will all be at the Bohemian Grove this summer. You<br>can speak truth to the powerful on Saturday, July 22, 2006 beginning<br>at 1PM in the main Monte Rio Parking lot in western Sonoma County,<br>California.<br><br>Invited speakers include Cora Lee Simmons of Round Valley Indians for<br>Justice, Casimiro Alvarez, regional director of the United Farm<br>Workers and Calvin Gibson and Gloria LaRiva of the ANSWER coalition.<br>M.C.'s will be Kris Welch and Miguel Molina of KPFA Free Speech<br>Radio. Native Resistance Drum Group will create the opening ceremony.<br>At 2PM there will be a march to the gates of Bohemian Grove.<br><br>At 4 PM there will be a gathering in the Monte Rio amphitheater on<br>the south side of the Russian River. Music and food will be available<br>as well as networking possibilities for activists from the many<br>issues.<br><br>Global Dominance Group Bohemians from major defense contractors, DOD,<br>CIA and neo-conservative policy councils include: James Baker III,<br>Riley Bechtel, Steve Bechtel, George H. W. Bush, Lewis Coleman, Alan<br>Dachs, Christopher DeMuth, Kenneth Derr, Edwin Feulner, Bobby Ray<br>Inman, Charles Larson, Ed Meese, William Owens, Colin Powell, Joseph<br>Ralston, Donald Rumsfeld, James Woolsey and many more undisclosed<br>guests<br><br>For individual information on each of the people above see:<br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.projectcensored.org/downloads/Global_Dominance_Group.pdf">www.projectcensored.org/d..._Group.pdf</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Bohemian Grove is a 2000 acre ancient redwood grove in Monte Rio<br>California owned by the San Francisco Bohemian Club. For over 130<br>years the power elite of the corporate, banking, military and<br>political circles have gathered for two weeks in July to play in the<br>woods and celebrate themselves by watching elaborate plays, drinking,<br>feasting, story telling, and listening to "lakeside chats" from their<br>peers.<br><br>Since 1980 a growing coalition of peace and social justice groups<br>have worked to expose these powerful Bohemians and their global<br>connections. This year's protest sponsors include: A.N.S.W.E.R.<br>Coalition, S.F. Bohemian Action Network, Green Party of California,<br>International Indian Treaty Council, Peace and Justice Center of<br>Sonoma County, Project Censored and United Farm Workers.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: 7/22 -Bohemian Grove protest starts

Postby NewKid » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:35 pm

HMW, why do you think the present day global dominance group keeps doing these plays/rituals or whatever you call them? <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Re:moloch/melech

Postby BannedfromDU » Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:14 pm

Good info there on the 'owl', jc.<br><br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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I know for a fact that it IS a fake.

Postby Pah » Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:02 am

<br><br>Next you`ll be telling us all Fahrenheit is `genuine` too.<br>God help us. <br><br>Sorry, I just don`t have the energy... the arguments posted above are lethargic.<br><br>Believe what you will.<br>Some people actually believed the world was flat.<br> <br>It`s just the <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/glasses.gif ALT="8)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> leading the <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/glasses.gif ALT="8)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> .<br>Carry on. <p></p><i></i>
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SURE you do!

Postby LilyPatToo » Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:58 am

The only "lethargic arguments" I see in this thread seem to be in your post, Pah. Is that truly all you can come up with to support your would-be loftily dismissive gesture? Really?!<br><br>If you truly did "know for a fact that it IS a fake", then you would have trotted out your evidence by now, wouldn't you, dear? The online world is full of "drive-by" posters who fire off debunking statements and then fail to support them...do you really wish to consign yourself to that dismal category?<br><br>Your lack of energy sounds an awful lot like lack of evidence to me. I strongly suspect that you were surprised by the amount and quality of the other responses and do not, in fact, have much to support your position, so now you're feigning <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>ennui</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END-->....tacky, tacky. Put up or shut up, as we say down here in the cheaper seats.<br><br>LilyPat <p></p><i></i>
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Re: 7/22 -Bohemian Grove protest starts

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:20 am

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr> why do you think the present day global dominance group keeps doing these plays/rituals or whatever you call them?<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>I think these people do have a sense of history and aggrandize themselves by linking to it, unlike 'the masses' who are denied understanding of history and kept in a news cycle infotainment mentality to ensure that history will indeed repeat itself.<br><br>The elite are also very aware of the power of symbols and the use of ritual to affirm values and status. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: 7/22 -Bohemian Grove protest starts

Postby NewKid » Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:26 am

He's a helluva forger, isn't he?<br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.infowars.com/images2/occult/bg_1205_bonfire.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.infowars.com/images2/occult/bg_1205_ritual_fire.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br><br>Oh no, the handsignal again!<br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.infowars.com/images2/occult/bg_1205_club_diablo.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.infowars.com/images2/occult/bg_1205_ritual.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.infowars.com/images2/occult/bg_1205_ritual_play.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br><br><br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: 7/22 -Bohemian Grove protest starts

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:41 am

Comedian Harry Shearer made a movie satirizing Bohemian Grove called 'The Teddy Bear's Picnic.'<br><br>It wasn't very funny and was sort of a Caddyshack treatment with pompous jerks we're supposed to love to hate.<br><br>Damned odd movie. <br>I didn't think it was appropriate. Kind of like Hogan's Heroes. <br>Too much slaughter to be funny. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: 7/22 -Bohemian Grove protest starts

Postby Dreams End » Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:02 am

Words fail...<br><br>From 1925<br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/tomasutpen/Album2a/3a0347d1.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Sociologist's Paper Details Ritual

Postby thurnandtaxis » Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:08 am

Social Cohesion & the Bohemian Grove:<br>The Power Elite at Summer Camp<br>by Professor G. William Domhoff, U.C. Santa Cruz<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://sociology.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/bohemian_grove.html#cremation">sociology.ucsc.edu/whorul...#cremation</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>While he holds the position that the Cremation of Care is <br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>a put-on, a mock of rituals -- but it is a ritual ceremony nonetheless. Postmodernists might call it a <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>meta-ritual.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> It is meant to signal that the encampment is a time for relaxation, drinking, and fun. It is a return to the summer camp days of their youth.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>He does go on to describe the effigy burning at the alter of the great stone owl in quite some detail...<br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Once at the lake the several priests and the body of Care go off to the right, in the direction of a very large altar which faces the lake. They are accompanied by a cast of 250 elders, torchbearers, shore patrols, fire tenders, production managers, and woodland voices.<br><br>The major parts in this drama are played by "associate" or "performing" members of the club, middle-class men with musical, theatrical, artistic, or literary talents. But sometimes very important men have small walk-on roles that show they are just one of the gang when they are at the Bohemian Grove. They are "carrying a spear for Bohemia," as the saying goes, which means they are chipping in, doing their part, being good sports.<br><br>If the year were 1996, there would be three spear-carriers doing a little add-on part. They are former president George H. W. Bush, actor Clint Eastwood, and fabled news anchor Walter Cronkite. They are playing the parts of "Lakeside Frogs," and they are chanting like the frogs in the famous "Bud-WEI-ser" TV ads of the 1990s, only they keep croaking "cre-MAY-shun, cre-MAY-shun, cre-MAY-shun."<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>and<br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Drinks in hand, they will be about fifty to a hundred yards from the altar, which looms skyward thirty to forty feet and reveals itself to be in the form of a huge Owl, whose cement shell is mottled with primeval green mosses. This Owl is the totem animal of Bohemia, found not only at the lake, but everywhere you go in the Grove, and on shot glasses, coffee cups, and stationery.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>and thus the ritual in detail<br><br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Cremation? A guy named Dull Care? A former president of the United States playing the part of a frog and chanting "cre-MAY-shun?" A totem animal and a Lamp of Fellowship? Strange, but true. You are starting to get the picture of just how <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>hokey</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> this all is.<br><br>People who have seen the ceremony before nudge you to keep your eye on the large redwood next to the Owl. Moments later an offstage chorus of "woodland voices" begins to sing. Then a spotlight illuminates the tree you've been watching, and there emerges from it a hamadryad, a "tree spirit," whose life, according to Greek mythology, is intimately bound up with the tree in which it lives. The hamadryad begins to sing, telling the supplicants that beauty and strength and peace are theirs as long as the trees of the Grove are there. It sings of the <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>"temple-aisles of the wood" that are made for "your delight,"</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> and implores the Bohemians to "burn away the sorrow of yesterday" and to "cast your grief to the fires and be strong with the holy trees and the spirit of the Grove."'<br>With the end of this uplifting song, the hamadryad returns to its tree, the chorus silences, and the light on the tree fades out. Now there's only natural illumination from the moon and stars, and it's time for the high priest and his many assistants to enter the large area in front of the Owl.<br>"The Owl is in his leafy temple," intones the high priest. "Let all within the Grove be reverent before him." He beseeches the spectators to be inspired and awed by their surroundings, noting that this is Bohemia's shrine. Then he invokes <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>the motto of the club, "Weaving spiders, come not here!" That's a line from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; it is supposed to warn members not to discuss business and worldly concerns, and instead concentrate on the arts, literature, and other pleasures within the portals of Bohemia.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>The priest next walks down three large steps to the edge of the lake. There he makes a flowery speech about the ripple of waters, the song of birds, the forest floor, and evening's cool kiss. Again he calls on the members to forsake their usual concerns: "Shake off your sorrows with the City's dust and scatter to the winds the cares of life." A second and third priest then recall to memory deceased friends who loved the Bohemian Grove, and the high priest makes yet another effusive speech, the gist of it being that "Great Nature" is a "refuge for the weary heart" and a "balm for breasts that have been bruised."<br>The pace is picking up. A brief song is sung by the chorus and suddenly the high priest proclaims:<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong> "Our funeral pyre awaits the corpse of Care!" </strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> A horn is sounded at the boat landing. Behold, the Ferry of Care, with its beautifully ornamented frontispiece, begins its brief passage to the foot of the shrine. Its trip is accompanied by the music of a barcarole (a barcarole is the song of Venetian gondoliers as they pole through the canals of Venice). Listening to the barcarole, it becomes ever more clear how many little extra bits and pieces of culture have been borrowed from many parts of the world by the Bohemians who lovingly developed this ritual over its long history.<br><br>The bier arrives at the steps of the altar. The high priest inveighs against Dull Care, the archenemy of Beauty. He shouts, "Bring fire," and the torchbearers enter (18 strong). Then the acolytes quickly seize the coffin, lift it high above their heads, and carry it triumphantly to the pyre in front of the mighty Owl. It seems that Care is about to be consumed by flames.<br>Ah, but not yet. Suddenly there is a great clap of thunder and a rush of wind. Peals of loud, ugly laughter come ringing down from a hill above the lake. A dead tree is illuminated in the middle of the hillside, and Care himself bellows forth with a thundering blast:<br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>"Fools! Fools! Fools! When will ye learn that me ye cannot slay? Year after year ye burn me in this Grove, lifting your puny shouts of triumph to the stars. But when again ye turn your feet toward the marketplace, am I not waiting for you, as of old? Fools! Fools! To dream ye conquer Care!"</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>The high priest is taken aback by this impressive outburst, but not completely humbled. He replies that it is not all a dream, that he and his friends know they will have to face Care when their holiday is over. They are happy that the good fellowship created by the Bohemian Grove is able to banish Care even for a short time. So the high priest tells Care, <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>"We shall burn thee once again this night and in the flames that eat thine effigy we'll read the sign: Midsummer sets us free."</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>Dull Care, however, is having none of this. He tells the high priest in no uncertain terms that priestly fires are not going to do him in. "I spit upon your fire," he roars, and with that there is a great explosion and all the torches are immediately extinguished. The only light remaining comes from the small flame in the Lamp of Fellowship.<br>Things are clearly at an impasse. Care may win out after all. There is only one thing to do: turn to the great Owl, the great totem animal of Bohemia, chosen as the group's symbol primarily for its mortal wisdom -- and only secondarily for its discreet silence and its nightly prowling. The high priest falls to his knees and lifts his arms toward the shrine. "Oh thou, great symbol of all mortal wisdom," he cries. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>"Owl of Bohemia, we do beseech thee, grant us thy counsel!"</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>The inspirational music of the "Fire Finale" now begins, and an aura of light glows about the Owl's head. The Owl is going to rise to the occasion! And if it's the 1990s, it's none other than the voice of good old Walter Conkrite, although the part usually goes to a deep-voiced drama professor. After a pause, the sagacious bird finally speaks.<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong> No fire, he tells the assembled faithful, can drive out Care if that fire comes from the mundane world, where it is fed by the hates of men. There is only one fire that can overcome the great enemy Care, and that, of course, is the flame which burns in the Lamp of Fellowship on the Altar of Bohemia. "Hail, Fellowship," he concludes, "and thou, Dull Care, begone!"</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>The priest smacks himself on the side of the head, as if to say he wonders why he didn't think of that profound point. The light goes out on the dead tree. The high priest leaps to his feet and bounds up the steps, snatches a burned-out torch from one of the bearers, and relights it from the flame of the Lamp of Fellowship. Just as quickly he ignites the funeral pyre and triumphantly hurls the torch into the blaze.<br><br>The orchestral music in the background intensifies as the flames leap higher and higher. The chorus sings loudly about Dull Care, archenemy of Beauty, calling on the winds to make merry with his dust. "Hail, Fellowship," they sing, echoing the Owl. "Begone, Dull Care! Midsummer sets us free!" The wailing voice of Care gives its last gasps, the music gets even louder, and fireworks light the sky and fill the Grove with the reverberations of great explosions. The band, appropriately enough, strikes up <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>"There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight." </strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->Care has been banished.<br>As this climax approaches, some 50 minutes after the march began, the quiet onlookers on the other side of the lake begin to come alive. After all, it is a night for rejoicing. The men begin to shout, to sing, to hug each other, and dance around. They have been freed by their priests and their Owl for some good old-fashioned hell raising. They couldn't be happier if they were back in college and their fraternity had won an intramural football championship.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>See..now what's all the fuss...? <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=thurnandtaxis>thurnandtaxis</A> at: 7/16/06 2:10 am<br></i>
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Re: 7/22 -Bohemian Grove protest starts

Postby Dreams End » Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:08 am

From the same site but unrelated....I guess.<br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/tomasutpen/Album2a/87ba8a72.gif" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br>Edit....oh...in case you don't get it...that's J. Edgar Hoover and Shirley Temple. <br><br>And just one more to show that Disney and Werner von Braun used to...you know...pal around.<br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/tomasutpen/Album2a/b8956df1.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br><br>Sorrry for the two unrelated images...but they were on the site I found the first BG image:<br>http://tsutpen.blogspot.com/ <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=dreamsend@rigorousintuition>Dreams End</A> at: 7/16/06 2:39 am<br></i>
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Re: 7/22 -Bohemian Grove protest starts

Postby Attack Ships on Fire » Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:14 am

Looks like nobody wants to drink the kool aid you're handing out, Pah. Unless you come back with reasons why you think Alex Jones either a) staged the BG video, b) faked it using computer graphics (HAH! George Lucas can't even fake a realistic looking alien with his company) or c) it's a video of some grad school prank that had lots of money for its budget, you're not doing anyone any good by, as LilyPatToo nicely puts it, doing a "drive-by posting".<br><br>I liked that one. I'm going to incorporate it into my online vocabulary.<br><br>The evidence that Jones caught something on film is pretty conclusive...which leads into a very good question that Dreams End brought up:<br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>the question is, is it just a bunch of guys playing dress up?<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>Yeah, why do a bunch of VIPs like to get together every year in the middle of a forest, dress up in robes, light fires and pretend to give a mock sacrifice to a scary looking owl totem? And why isn't this covered by People, Time or the evening news? If it's just for fun, as some of these past BG people like to say, then why isn't Dan Rather poking fun at it with a human interest story?<br><br>As near as I can piece together, there's three possibilities:<br><br>1. It really is harmless and there is no ulterior motive behind it. This is what the 40, 50, 60 year old former grads of Yale and Princeton like to do and giggle about afterwards. It's the CEO and world executive version of a teenage girl's sleepover, and it's just as stupid and dumb as it looks.<br><br>(but why would these smart people be doing something that can be misconstrued by the common people, especially Christians? Ah, there's the rub.)<br><br>2. There's nothing evil going on at BG, but that's because it's junior league frat pranks being done by wannabe New World Order cabalists. If occult practice is as widespread amongst the elite as some theories like to say, then the BG ritual is the equivalent of a little kid dressing up in their parents' clothes and pretending to be Mommy and Daddy. Maybe one day we'll get to be big and important and play the game for real!<br><br>3. Suppose magick is possible to manifest as reality through a combination of the power of belief/mind applied through the focusing of ritual. The ritual at BG was created by someone(s) that know this, and they're using the collected consciousness of the performers and observers to lend their energy towards a positive outcome of what they want to happen (perhaps in this case, to dissolve their present worries and problems ["the cremation of care"]) so they can return next year with bigger profits, larger personal accomplishments and more political standing. In that case the BG ritual is the junior elite corporate's Tony Robbins self-help getaway seminar, but without knowing who is ultimately pulling the strings.<br><br>I've found that the old adage is usually right: where there's smoke there usually is a fire to be found. Proving that the BG is real lends more weight to all those dark tales of bizarre underground societies that the elite are supposedly a part of, and of rituals involving real human sacrifice. You don't see dentists, scientists, doctors, businessmen, etc. performing a cremation of care at their annual symposiums, so why are these guys doing it? And why does it get zero mainstream coverage?<br><br>Yeah Barbara, let's see you bring this subject up on Monday's "The View".<br> <p></p><i></i>
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