Friday, June 27, 2008

Olympic Logo: 3-l Swastika & ZION= 2012

Check out this fun with symbols, from rumormillnews, and many thanks to PseudOccult. I never realized ZION=2012, ha! This is the logo for the 2012 London Summer Olympics. London will be the first city to host the games for the 3rd time.

Early public reaction to the logo, as measured by a poll on the BBC website, was largely negative: more than 80% of votes gave the logo the lowest possible rating. Several newspapers have run their own logo competitions, displaying alternative submissions from their readers. It was widely commented that the logo resembles an image of the cartoon character Lisa Simpson performing fellatio and others have complained that it looks like a distorted Swastika (see below). (added: you can also spell Oz, obviozly.)

Olympic Logo also spells Zion

Zion(2102 rearranged or backwards)=2012 (equal value numerologically)

3-legged Swastika

And more 3-legged Swastikas (triskelions) from this source:
A stylized triskelion, Greek for three-leg .
This sign is associated with progress and competition and originated in ancient Greece, where it was used on coins.
Nowadays one can find on the coat of arms of the Isle of Man, the island between Great Britain and Ireland.
The Isle of Man is inhabited by Celts, and is related to , an early Celtic sign.
A similar structure, [same without hooks on the end], is used in electrical contexts to signify a certain type of transformer winding

Signs of this type are called triskelion, three-leg. This one is from a sheild that was used as a prize at competitions in Athens around 500 B.C.

This sign is the logo for Afrikaaner Weerstandsbeweging, a white organization in South Africa opposed to ending the policy of apartheid.
Compare with in Group 14.

The ancient structure has been found both in pre-Columbian America and in the Bronze Age Europe. In Europe it is especially associated with the Celtic tribes.
In this variation, , it appears in modern times in France as a sign for Jeune Bretagne, a separatist movement in the Celtic part of Bretagne.
The basic symbol is associated with migrations or independent movements of tribes or clans.

And some more of them

Also check out this huge Olympics symbolism post at Konkrete Junkyard, including a surprise (for me at least) about the main five rings logo.


Bonus if you find the 'hidden' word

me and a buddy thought of "suck it" at first glance but that's not it, lol!

Nassim Haramein at the Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library

Nassim Haramein at the Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library

From the vid info: If you are not yet familiar with Nassim Haramein's exciting work, prepare yourself for an exhilarating odyssey into hyperspace and beyond. Haramein, who has spent his lifetime researching fields of physics from quantum theory to relativistic equations and cosmology, will lead you along a fascinating discussion geared to a layman's understanding of the fundamental nature of the universe and creation that includes black holes, gravitational forces, dimensions, and the very structure of space itself - all of which are integral parts of his now-complete Unified Field Theory. Haramein's theory is currently in peer review process for publication in physics journals; however, the presentation does not end with the introduction of his theory alone, but includes the discussion of the path that he took to arrive at his views, which weaves between the texts and monuments of ancient civilizations, biology, chemistry and the primordial role of consciousness - all of which lend further credence to the science behind the theory.

Animal-Human Hybrids Spark Controversy

Scientists have begun blurring the line between human and animal by producing chimeras-a hybrid creature that's part human, part animal.

Chinese scientists at the Shanghai Second Medical University in 2003 successfully fused human cells with rabbit eggs. The embryos were reportedly the first human-animal chimeras successfully created. They were allowed to develop for several days in a laboratory dish before the scientists destroyed the embryos to harvest their stem cells.

In Minnesota last year researchers at the Mayo Clinic created pigs with human blood flowing through their bodies. And at Stanford University in California an experiment might be done later this year to create mice with human brains.

Scientists feel that, the more humanlike the animal, the better research model it makes for testing drugs or possibly growing "spare parts," such as livers, to transplant into humans.

Watching how human cells mature and interact in a living creature may also lead to the discoveries of new medical treatments.

But creating human-animal chimeras-named after a monster in Greek mythology that had a lion's head, goat's body, and serpent's tail-has raised troubling questions: What new subhuman combination should be produced and for what purpose? At what point would it be considered human?

The title of this article should have made some major bells go off, at least if you didn't filter out this video posted yesterday: Jordan Maxwell on the Alex Jones show, about 'their' endgame.

Dr Reggie Ray: American Buddhism

Dr Reggie Ray: American Buddhism

A senior teacher in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Reggie talks Dharma, controversy and guides the audience through a weird form of meditation.

Thanks TechnOccult

Against The Grain: 'UFO sightings should be taken more seriously'

Check out the Independent article Against The Grain: 'UFO sightings should be taken more seriously'
"People used to come up to the astronomer Carl Sagan after lectures and ask: "Do you believe?" He was struck by the question. Not, is there evidence? But, do you believe? It's a matter of faith to a lot of people and UFOs can become a substitute for religion. What they like is the mystery, they don't want a solution."

I'd like to change the above quote to: "What sombunall (some but not all) UFO-folks like are their beliefs, not the mystery, or the truth." A shame that consciousness, DMT, OBE, altered states and extradimensionality all aren't mentioned but still an interesting article with some good points.

Thanks Posthuman blues

The Egyptian Enneads (The Nine)

I'm reading the Egyptian Book of Life and Death by Joann Fletcher and decided to let you share in the goodies. Because I seem not to be reading mythology, but some crazy family soap opera. *cough Stargate SG1's Goa'Uld cough*

Order out of Chaos

The most important Egyptian creator diety was Atum, which means "the all" or "complete one". He is portrayed as both a creator and father to the king in the Pyramid texts. His cult centered in the city of Heliopolis (city of the Sun) and in the Heliopolitan Ennead cosmogony established in the sixth dynasty, he was considered to be the first god, having created himself, sitting on a mound (benben) (or identified with the mound itself), from the primordial waters (Nu).
He is usually depicted as a man wearing either the royal head-cloth or the dual white and red (templar, manchester united :p) crown of Upper Egypt, and Lower Egypt, reinforcing his connection with kingship. Sometimes he also is shown as a serpent, the form which he returns to at the end of the creative cycle and also occasionally as a mongoose, lion, bull, lizard, or ape.

Atum was an aspect of Ra, the Sun god. (At sunrise he was the young boy Khepri, at noon the falcon-headed man Harakhty, and at sunset the elder Atum: Atum-Ra.)

Atum was the creator god of the Enneads:
In the beginning Atum rose silently on Nu, the dark waters of chaos, on top of the ancient mound. "The one that existed from himself" contained the universel life power and could create life from his own force, though the Pyramid texts give 2 versions of how that miracle took place.

In the first, Atum took his phallus in his hand, ejaculated and birthed the twin gods Shu and Tefnut, gods of air and moisture. In the other he sneezed out (ha-)Shu and spit out Tefnut. And so the one became three. He embraced them so his Ka (soul) would be in them. (Does that mean he raped them? It's possible in this family :p)

With the power of the creator they could have intercourse in the human way and give birth to children themselves. (Let the inbreeding begin! And we're off! - who'd have known all that inbreeding would culminate into something like George W. Bush)

Seven of nine
members of the Heliopolitan Ennead, as represented in the judgement scene on the Papyrus of Ani. From right to left: Atum, Shu, Tefnut, Geb, Nut and sitting next to each other, Isis and Nephthys.

Tefnut (humping her brother Shu) became the mother of the earth god Geb and goddess of heaven and sky Nut. Atum places Shu (Air) between Geb (Earth) and Nut (Sky) and thus creates the basic structure of the unvierse.

This old solar legend became interweaved by the Heliopolis priests with the myth of the god Osiris to emphasize his descendance from the Sun God. Before Geb and Nut got seperated, they birthed four children: Osiris, Isis, Nephtys and Seth.

That brought the Creation myth from Heliopolis at Nine gods, the Enneads (from the greek word for Nine). (Also interesting if you followed Secret Sun's Nine posts, check this article at redicecreations, and this one from Atlantean Times, obviously from learning about this creation myth I think the Nine channeling is complete bs, the nine to me seem to be just nine wacky deceiving family members with serious greed and other issues). It was their family fued that brought death to the earth. (more about that later, and in later posts).

After the creation of the Enneads loads of other Egyptian gods and the rest of the Universe followed. Human beings were actually kind of an afterthought: who came into being when the Sun god cried (about as positive as Christian original sin, or atheist meaninglessness, lol). The moment his tears touched the earth, they became humans, a change which is a wordplay on the Egyptian words remyt (tears) and remet (humans). [language, the earliest form of mind control? Another fun belief was that if there was no order on the planet, chaos would conquer and water would pour out of the heavens to destroy the Earth.] As soon as humans were born, they 'brought themselves' on the edge of destruction, depicted in the tombs of Tutanchamun. (remember: the priesthood or 'gods' or bloodline themselves wrote this, not the 'people')

The Sun god ruled the world, an idyllic period (for the gods & their priests probably :p) flowered the earth under his rays, but despite all the good that he brought, the humans began to undermine his authority and conspired against him. Out of anger for this betrayal, the Sun god decided to punish the ungrateful humans. He gathered al the gods in his Solar Palace (don't be late!) to tell them of his plan. They all agreed and decided that the "Eye of Ra" - daughter of the Sun god and the most frightening god had to pass judgement. (Judgement Day came quick! When the pesky humans wouldn't worship these charlatans anymore. - Btw nevermind when she came in :p Maybe we'll see that later.)

The eye of Ra is usually the beautiful goddess Hathor. She is usually depicted as the nurturing mother Cow goddess. She could also transform herself into a verocious force of punishment and destruction. Then she became the lionness Goddess Sekhmet (the powerful one); Hathor-Sekhmet was also known as the "lady of drunkenness" - remember that for later in this post. Sekhmet was seen as a powerful warrior goddess, it was her who was seen as the Avenger of Wrongs, and the Scarlet Lady, a reference to blood, as the one with bloodlust. She also was seen as a special goddess for women, ruling over menstruation. (In other words, the family decided to let the crazy bitch of the family - who was on her period at the time even - take care of the pesky humans :p I'm not making this up here, just deducing folks :p)

The 'treacherous' humans ran for their lives and hid in the desert, but the lionness goddess traced them and enjoyed their massacre, wading through their blood. As one papyrus recounts: "When the Eye of Ra appears to you, it devours you, it punishes you."

The terrible suffering that he had committed touched the Sun god deeply (Sure...) and he ended the slaughter before all of humanity was gone ("You idiots, you almost got 'yourselves' all killed!"). At night, when the Eye slept, Ra ordered his servants to go to Aswan in Southern-Egypt "as quick as shadows" and find lots of red Ochre. This was brought to the high priest of the Sun god (oeh the high priest! In charge of alcohol! :p) in Heliopolis and seven thousand pitchers of beer were added to it. Just before sunrise the powerful red liquid was poured over the land up until a height of "3 freaking palm trees."

The goddess awakened, saw what to her was a lake of human blood and started drinking right away (Crazy bitch!). She got so drunk so fast that she forgot her plans to wipe out humanity and returned to the palace of her father to sleep out. And thus humanity was saved.

What a twisted tale of a crazy
family that used deception - and possibly their alien weaponry, if they were alien and/or extradimensional. Or were they just a family that was great at mere deception? - to control the people of this planet. Who were quickly tired of them and tried to rise up, and then got slaughtered, and the only way to stop the crazy bitch of the family who got trusted with all the killing, was to get her drunk, not regular drunk but HUGE LAKE OF ALCOHOLIC BLOOD drunk. The 'lady' of drunkenness!

Still, Ra was saddened about humanity's betrayal. (Poor fella, you try to subjugate a planet and its people aren't satisfied) Exhausted by the ungrateful job to rule Earth, he retreated to the Heavens, with help of his son Shu and granddaughter Nut, the air and firmament. (I guess that meant they helped the old geezer to his coffin, or spaceship, or something). But he didn't leave the humans to their fates completely and named the wise god Toth, "writer of the Enneads", to their keeper and teacher. And on top of that left Hathor/Sekhmet/The Eye of Ra/Horus right here. Humanity has been grateful ever since, lol.
[update: holy crap I ran over Toth after typing this today (the bird headed god), I didn't recognize the bird on the road, I was going "is that a bottle? or a bag? or *BANG + feathers* oh it's a bird, holy crap I killed Toth :p twas an accident!]

More to come from the Egyptian creation myth Soap Opera.
In case you missed the post, this Secret Rulers of the World documentary is excellent and also touches on Egypt. Also check out this post at Daria's blog, for this cool little synch: "Fans at Comic-Con will see game play footage from Stargate Worlds, the MMORPG where you discover thriving alien worlds, explore ancient civilizations … and tell them all the things they are doing wrong."

Alan Watts is God for 10 Minutes

Alan Watts is God for 10 Minutes

One of my most favorite Alan Watts excerpts ever.

Thank you very much Joe.

Daily Dedroidify: The 1600 year old rust-free Iron Ashoka Pillar

Daily Dedroidify: The 1600 year old rust-free Iron Ashoka Pillar

The Ashoka Pillar stands almost seven metres high and weighs more than six tonnes. The pillar bears an inscription which states that it was erected as a flagstaff in honor of the Hindu god, Vishnu, and in the memory of the Gupta King Chandragupta II (375-413).

Made up of 98% wrought iron of impure quality, it is 23 feet, 8 inches high and has a diameter of 16 inches. It has attracted the attention of archaeologists and metallurgists as it has withstood corrosion for the last 1600 years despite harsh weather.

Only in 2002 Metallurgists at Kanpur IIT discovered that a thin layer of 'misawite' - a compound of iron, oxygen and hydrogen (looks like the possible work of a form of Brown's Gas!?), has protected the cast iron pillar from rust.

The protective film took form within three years after erection of the Ashoka pillar and has been growing ever so slowly since then. After 1600 years, the film has grown just one-twentieth of a millimetre thick, according to R. Balasubramaniam of the IIT.

In a report published in the journal "Current Science" Balasubramanian says the protective film was formed catalytically by the presence of high amounts of phosphorous in the iron, as much as 1 per cent against less than 0.05 per cent in today's iron.

The high phosphorous content is a result of the unique iron-making process practiced by ancient Indians, who reduced iron ore into steel in one step by mixing it with charcoal.

The pillar is a testament to the high level of skill achieved by ancient Indian iron smiths. It was erected by Kumara Gupta I of the Gupta dynasty that ruled northern India 320-540. The pillar was originally located in the temple of Muttra, with the idol of Garuda at the top. It is the only piece of the Hindu temple remaining, which stood there before being destroyed by Qutb-ud-din Aybak to build the Qutub Minar and Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque. Qutub built around it when he constructed the mosque.