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Bank of Lakota and God

(Images: Lakota Chief, John Grass. Michelle Obama. Black Madonna of
Janskirk. Einsiedeln. Black Madonna of Einsiedeln.)

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/search?q=fig

The land is part of the contract between God and the people. It
belongs not to the people – but to God who gives it to them – on loan
as it were – so that they may fulfill their part of the bargain.

Leviticus chapter 25, verse 23:

“The land shall not be sold in perpetuity; for the land is Mine; for
you are strangers and settlers with Me.”

“Bring in the Virgin Mary” was the order of the Indian who
officiated as bailiff of the Indian court, of which Chief John Grass
and two other Sioux are members.

Yesterday, my friend Rick showed me the Bank of Lakota on the
internet.

http://freelakotabank.com/

A year ago I posted about my friend, Joy, who descends from the
Lakota Chiefs, John Grass, and John Gall. Joy showed me her family
photo album where her grandfathers are standing with what looked like
Catholic priests. I believe they were Benedictine monks from the
Einsiedeln monastery in Switzerland where a Black Madonna is revered.
It is alleged the Knights Templars revered the Black Madonnas and
were the Bankers of the World.

“In 1854 a colony was sent to the United States from Einsiedeln to
work amongst the native Indian tribes.

http://www.bluecloud.org/abbey.html

My Rosemont/Rosamond ancestors revered a Black Madonna at Janskirk
church in Holland and were members of the Swan Brethren.

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/search?q=+Einsiedeln+

I am considering founding the Bank of God based upon my discovery
that Jesus had restored the Jubilee where debts are forgiven and
slaves set free. I believe Jesus celebrated the Shavuot on the Mount
of Olives and established a New Pentecost that returned the land to
the Children of God. This led to a war with Rome in 68 A.D. that
resulted in the destruction of the temple.

I believe there are prophecies coming together in America, where the
Meek will inherit the Earth. I believe Bankers owe the American
People for SAVING them, and they should tithe to the Bank of God that
will make sure our Nation’s wealth will directly trickle down to the
poor, the hungry, and the disenfranchised.

Jon Presco

Nazarite

“He was questioned as to his belief in the comingof the Messiah, and
it was found that he not only believed that the Messiah was coming
and that he would bring with him the buffalo, but he would also have
the power to furnish each Indian with a springwagon by the motion of
his hand. This man was sent to the guardhouse to be confined until
morning, when he was to be taken to the line between the two
agencies, and, after being warned not to return,was to be turned
loose upon his own reservation.

Chief Gall treated the matter very seriously and said to
areporter: “I listen. Since this excitement has come upon my people I
sit and listen and wonder if these things can be possible.”

http://www.nativeonline.com/three.htm.

http://www.sacred-destinations.com/switzerland/einsiedeln.htm

http://www.black-madonna.org/

http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2008/fall/gall.html

The Free Lakota Bank is the world’s first non-reserve, non-fractional
bank that issues, accepts for deposit, and circulates REAL
money…silver and gold. All of our deposits are liquid, meaning they
can be withdrawn at any time in minted rounds.

About Free Lakota » A New Standard of value

“Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue. When you see that
trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion…when you see
that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who
produce nothing…when you see your laws don’t protect you against
them, but protect them against you…when you see corruption being
rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice…you may know that
your society is doomed.” “Atlas Shrugged”

Several years ago I googled the Cadotte family for Joy after seeing
her family album – and her hand-printed genealogy that shows she is
descended from Robert de Bruce. I beheld photographs of her kin
posing with priests in black robes. Yesterday I called up Joy and
asked about these Catholic. Fathers. Her father was a devout
Catholic – who hated the White Man. How could this be? Joy believed
it was due to his tribes loss of land and status due to the thefts of
the White Man who his father had gone out of his way to appease, he
making many treaties for his people, he even signing a document
promising the U.S. Government he would never put a bow and arrow in
his hands again. I saw this document and a news clipping of John
Cadotte wearing the regalia of a Hunkpapa chief.

I questioned Joy about who her ancestors were, and in googling the
name “John Grass” I got the shock of my life. I found myself reading
an account by the Indian agent McLaughlin, about a very tall Indian
maiden who was caught wandering about in the Standing Rock
reservation where most of the Hunkpapa lived. She was from the
Rosebud reservation.

John Grass (Gall/Pezi) asked this young woman who she was. But,
before we read her answer let me say I had just discovered who these
Fathers were, they were from the St. Meinrad Archabbey that had fled
Switzerland due to severe persecution by Protestants. This Abbey was
founded by Saint Meinrad who was given a statue of a BLACK MADONNA by
the Abbess Hildegarde of Zurich.

What we are looking at here is the roots of the Ghost Dance that
swept the Sioux Nation, and has its Genesis in the teaching of the
Catholic Monks, Priests, and Friars.

“Who are you, and what is your name?” were the first questions asked
her. Drawing herself to her full stature of nearly six feet she
toldher name, then, bending slightly forward with her hand
pointedupward, she said in a low tone, with intense earnestness: “I
am the mother of Christ who is now upon this earth, making
preparation for rebuilding it. The earth is to belong solely to his
chosen people, and this continent is to be extended much further
west, taking in apart of the great sunset water”

The question I was bid to ask my friend Joy after this
revelation. “Is it possible your people associated with the Black
Madonna?”If this is the case, then we are looking at the real
grounding of a new religion real history, history that was severely
oppressed by the United States Government, who sent General John
Armstrong Custer to crucify the “Indian Messiah” whom ever, and
wherever he might be. But, Custer was not the man for the job, and
was cut down by his arch foe, Chief Sttting Bull of the Humkpapa, who
disagreed with the John Cadotte’s and Grass’s acceptance of the White
Man’s religion, as delivered by a White Man – as a GIFT!

Even if the Sioux knew nothing about the Black Madonna, they soon
will, as I received permission from Joy to make a PRESENT DAY
CONNECTION, wherefore my ancestors from Switzerland, come once again
in me in order to make a sound treaty with a woman who is kin to
these proud warriors, these Red Knights of the Prairie, who fought
against one of the greatest acts of religious oppression and
genocide. Proving as hard to beat as the Parthians, these people were
demonized. Their loss of status included the loss of great tracks of
land, they enslaved on reservations after being titled “Thieves and
Pagans” This was the fate of the Knight Templars who some authors
claim revered the Black Madonna. We know Saint Bernard did, a fellow
monk of the Benedictine order.

At the Free Lakota Bank, we issue, circulate and accept for deposit
only AOCS-Approved silver and gold currencies. Silver & gold are a
store of value, an equivalent of wealth produced. Paper is a mortgage
on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are
expected to produce it. Since we deal only in real money, we do not
participate in any central bank looting schemes.Money is made
possible only by those who produce. Paper is not money, instead
merely a promise to pay. We hope that some day the rest of the world
will awaken from the American Dream: the dream that a person can
sustain life by consuming more than producing. We call it the
American Dream because you must be asleep to believe it. Well, that
dream now has a silver lining; as people discover the dream is really
a nightmare, the only solution is a return to value: value that comes
from production and honest trade.

About Free Lakota » A New System of Banking

The Free Lakota Bank is the world’s first non-reserve, non-fractional
bank that issues, accepts for deposit, and circulates REAL
money…silver and gold. All of our deposits are liquid, meaning they
can be withdrawn at any time in minted rounds. Some may confuse our
economic structure with isolationism…which it is not. Since we
currently produce much more than we consume, we have the right to
decide what medium of exchange to accept for our effort. And so, we
accept only value for value. Across our great land, over thousands of
tribes and merchants participate in our system of trade. We invite
others to trade with us and bring value back into our transactions.

The Free & Independent Nation of Lakota is growing at an exceptional
rate. We welcome you to be a part of our success while you help
yourself at the same time. We DO NOT need or want your donations and
charity. We have great respect for money, and we expect to earn our
wealth by creating value for you. When you bank with Lakota, you can
expect us to safeguard your property with our lives. We will defend
it from theft by looting or force. We will charge you a fee for this
service. At the same time, however, by banking with the Free Lakota
Bank, you become entitled to access our lucrative General Investment
Fund. When depositing, you may choose to specify a portion of your
deposit to be used in the bank’s General Investment Fund, the Fund we
use to develop profitable free-market enterprise and make standard
and micro-loans to free people. The GIF is how you can directly
contribute to our success while simultaneously earning a return on
your investment.

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/search?q=fig

There is a Pilgrimage on the Shavuot where Jews are bid to return to
the land of their ancestors. That the Savior returned to the Mount of
Olives suggests his ancestors owned property there. Did come down
from the mount and enters the temple – and drive out the money
lenders? Did Jesus proclaim the temple ground as the ancient home of
his ancestors? Was this where the threshing floor of Boaz was
located. Boaz married Ruth the first convert to Judaism?

Deuteronomy 24:20 “When you beat the olives from your trees, do not
go over the branches a second time. Leave what remains for the alien,
the fatherless and the widow.

Deuteronomy 24:19 “When you are harvesting in your field and you over
look a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the alien, the
fatherless and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in
all the work of your hands.”Strangers shall stand and feed your
flocks, and foreigners shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.”

“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed
me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the
broken hearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening
of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year
of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who
mourn.” (Isaiah 61:1-2)”

At the beginning of the Jubilee Israel was to “proclaim liberty
throughout all the land to all its inhabitants” (Leviticus 25:10),
and all Israelites held in servitude receive liberty (verses 39-
41).In Isaiah 61 we find a similar statement to proclaim liberty: It
is written in the Torah, “You shall sanctify the 50th year and
proclaim freedom throughout the land for all its inhabitants; it
shall be the Jubilee year for you, you shall return each person to
his ancestral heritage and you shall return each to his family. It
shall be a Jubilee Year for you – the 50th year – you shall not sow,
you shall not harvest its after-growth and you shall not pick what
was set aside of it for yourself. For it is a Jubilee Year, it shall
be holy to you; from the field you eat its crop.” (Leviticus 25:10-13)

http://modernknighttemplar.blogspot.com/2008/04/black-madonnas-
goddess-holding-green.html

When Lakota peoples settled on the Great Sioux Reservation after the
Treaty of 1868, several tribal divisions chose the northernmost
agency – known after 1874 as Standing Rock – as their home. Yanktonai
people of both the Upper and Lower (or Hunkpatina) divisions settled
in the North Dakota segment of the reservation. Down the Missouri
south from reservation headquarters, and along the Grand River,
settled people belonging to two tribal divisions of the Teton Lakota –
the Hunkpapa and the Sihasapa, or Blackfoot Sioux. Because of the
fame of leaders like Sitting Bull, the Hunkpapa attracted the
attention of early historians of the Sioux wars. Writers like Stanley
Vestal interviewed elders extensively about Hunkpapa history, helping
us to reconstruct the early band and leadership structure of that
tribe (see THE HUNKPAPA TRIBE section on this website).

The situation is very different for the Sihasapa. The principal
Sihasapa leader of Sitting Bull’s generation was John Grass, one of
the great statesmen of the Lakota people –and one of the greatest
Lakota warriors in intertribal wars with foes like the Arikaras. In
one of the bitter ironies of Lakota history, the commitment of men
like John Grass to peace, dialog and diplomacy with the U.S.A. made
them a lot less interesting to historians concentrating on the
clashes and battles of the Indian Wars. Consequently we know a lot
less about the Sihasapa and the early families that shaped their
tribal organization and leadership. So what follows is a preliminary
exploration of Sihasapa beginnings – but since one Lakota consultant
of mine identified the Sihasapa as “really great scouts” maybe a
scouting expedition into their deep past is no bad starting point!

http://lbha.proboards12.com/index.cgi?
board=Indians&action=print&thread=1655

The Black Madonna images in European pilgrimage shrines are a matter
of some controversy. Throughout Western Europe there are over 200
examples of these black images and, while anathema to the orthodox
church, they are widely venerated as having esoteric, magical and
wonder-working powers.

Writing in The Cult of the Black Virgin, Ean Begg states that;

“The still popular cult of wonder-working images is not only
reactionary and non-scriptural, it also evokes memories of awkward
subjects best left in obscurity like the pre-Christian origins of
much in Christianity, the history of the Templars, Catharism, and
other heresies, and secrets concerning the Merovinginian dynasty. So,
blackness in statues of the Virgin tends to be ignored and, where
admitted, is attributed to the effects of candle smoke, burial,
immersion or fashion’s passing whim. The contention, then, of the
Catholic Church is that most such statues were not originally
intended to be black, and only became so by accident later.” ….”If
the presumed polychrome faces and hands of the Virgin and Child have
been blackened by the elements however, why has their polychrome
clothing not been similarly discolored? Secondly, why has a similar
process not occurred in the case of other venerated images (where
smoky candles were also burned nearby)?”

Mary Lee Nolan, a leading scholar of European pilgrimage has noted
that more than 10% of the European shrines where Black Virgins are
venerated are known to have been centers of worship in pre-Christian
times. Echoing this fact, other scholars see in Black Virgin
veneration a continuation of pre-Christian worship of such pagan
goddesses as Isis, Diana of Ephesus, Artemis, Cybele, and the Celtic
deity Hecate (it is interesting to note in this regard that the great
Egyptian goddess, Isis, is often shown as a nursing mother with the
infant Horus god at her breast; in this image lies the origins of the
Madonna and Child image).

The Black Madonna cult of Europe initially came into focus when
Knights Templar returned from the Middle East with an assortment of
black statues that were destined to grace the central altars of many
Gothic cathedrals they would help construct. Such cathedrals were
dedicated to the Goddess; their sacred geometrical design stimulated
the generation of the transformative Holy Spirit power of the Goddess
within, and Her form was manifest interiorly both as the Black
Madonna as well as the labyrinth.

Having been schooled in the Goddess traditions of the Middle East,
the Knights Templar would have known that the Black Madonna
represented the destructive/transformative power of the Goddess,
known as the Shekinah, Holy Spirit, Kundry, Kali, Baraka, and
Kundalini. They would also have learned the eternal myth of the
Goddess, whose Son was born as the Lord of Nature or Green Man in the
spring and died with the falling leaves each fall. During his short
life the Son matured quickly enough to become his mother’s lover
before dying in her grieving arms soon afterwards. Such was the
legend of Inanna/Ishtar and her son Dammuzi/Tammuz of Mesopotamia, as
well as Astarte/Aphrodite and Adonis of Syria. It was also the
foundational myth behind the legend of the Anatolian Great Mother
Cybele and her lover Attis, and even Isis and her son, Hathor.
According to this myth, Osiris, the Egyptian Green Man, died each
fall and was then reborn as his own son, Horus.

The Catholic Church co-opted the ancient “pagan” symbol of the
Goddess and Her Son and, like so many other rites and symbols it
borrowed, gave it its own puritanical Catholic slant. Thus, the
ancient Black Madonna eventually became the Virgin Mary carrying the
baby Jesus…and more confusion crept into the Church. When the
researching author Ean Begg traveled around to the sites of the
various Madonnas in Europe and asked the Church officials why the
Modonna was black, their answers were startling. “She’s black because
of the Church soot,” said one priest, which did not explain why
nothing else in the Church was black. Another calmly replied: “She’s
black because she’s black!” How enlightening!

“In 1854 a colony was sent to the United States from Einsiedeln to
work amongst the native Indian tribes. From St. Meinrad Archabbey,
St. Meinrad, Indiana, which was the first settlement, daughter-houses
were founded, and these in 1881 were formed into the Swiss-American
Congregation, which comprised (in 2004) fifteen monasteries from
Canada in the north down to Guatemala. 10 of which were directly
founded from Einsiedeln.Saint Meinrad, of the family of the Counts of
Hohenzollern, was educated at the abbey school of Reichenau, an
island in Lake Constance, under his kinsmen Abbots Hatto and
Erlebald, where he became a monk and was ordained. After some years
at Reichenau, and the dependent priory of Bollingen, on Lake Zurich,
he embraced an eremitical life and established his hermitage on the
slopes of Mt. Etzel, taking with him a wonder-working statue of Our
Lady which he had been given by the Abbess Hildegarde of Zurich.

Einsiedeln is a Benedictine monastery in Einsiedeln town, in the
Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland, dedicated to Our Lady of the Hermits,
that title being derived from the circumstances of its foundation,
from which the name Einsiedeln is also said to have originated.

http://www.southdakotamagazine.com/editors_notebook.php?p=715

We just learned that Father Stanislaus Maudlin, a missionary to the
Native Americans of the two Dakotas since 1942, has died at Blue
Cloud Abbey in Marvin, S.D. He loved the Lakota and Dakota people and
their culture. He learned their language and customs, and truly
served as an emissary between the two cultures rather than a preacher
who insisted they change their beliefs to his.Born in Indiana in
1916, he was ordained in the Abbey of Maria-Einsiedeln Switzerland
and said he may never have returned to the States. He might have
stayed and taught in Switzerland and Rome. But Hitler’s Nazi’s sent
him packing and fortunately for the Dakotas he unpacked here and
stayed. Indian friends called him Wambdi Wicasa, Eagle Man, ever
since he arrived here 64 years ago.

Newspaper article from The Chillicothe Constitution [MO] 15 Nov
1890,pg 4

THE INDIAN CRAZE.

Dramatic Scene Before AgentMcLaughlin.

AN INDIAN VIRGIN MARY.

She Claims to Be Mother of the RedMessiah — Chief Gall, Though
Skeptical, Is Not Prepared to Say the Thingis Impossible.

Standing Rock Agency, N. D.,Nov. 15. — “Bring in the Virgin Mary”
was the order of the Indian who officiated as bailiff of the Indian
court, of which Chief John Grass and two other Sioux are members. Out
from the murmuring crowd in the large room came Waltitawin (scarlet
woman), the wife of Iikpoga and a member of the Walokpis band of
Sioux Fearlessness was the leading element of her attitude as she
stood gracefully before the railing, behind which sat the agent and
his interpreter, and looked indifferently at John Grass and the two
other Indians who composed the court.”Who are you, and what is your
name?” were the first questions asked her.

Drawing herself to her full stature of nearly six feet she told her
name, then, bending slightly forward with her hand pointed upward,
she said in a low tone, with intense earnestness: “I am the mother of
Christ who is now upon this earth, making preparation for rebuilding
it. The earth is to belong solely to his chosen people, and this
continent is to be extended much further west, taking in apart of the
great sunset water. The eastern part of the continent will be
abandoned, all but in the western part where great herds ofb uffalo
will wander as in days long ago, and with the disappearance of the
whites from the earth will come the resurrection of all the Indians
who now sleep, and forevermore they will wander over with no one to
question their rights to kill the buffalo, none to say: ‘Do this or I
will put you in the guard house.’ ”

With a gesture to attract the particular attention of
MajorMcLaughlin, she drew an imaginary line upon the floor and
stepped over it, saying: “In those days there will be no reservation,
no messenger from the Great Father to say to the Indians: ‘Come back
here; stay on your reservation.’ ” She continued to expatiate upon
the rosy-tinted dawning of the Indians millenium morning untils
topped by the court. She refused to tell any thing about the orgie of
the Ghost Dance beyond the fact that she had been proclaimed by the
members of the order to be the Virgin Mary.

Pending an interview with the woman’s husband, and consideration by
the court as to the disposal of her case, she was sent to the
guardhouse, to which she walked with the air of a theatrical martyr.
The last case tried by the court for the day was that of an Indian
who belonged on the Rosebud reservation, and was wandering around
among the Indians of Standing Rock without a pass from the Rosebud
agent orcommission from the agent at Standing Rock. He was supposed
to be the bearer of messages from the Indians of the Rosebud Agency
relative to the coming of the Messiah, and when arraigned before the
court and questioned as to his mission he explained that his wife
belonged tothe Standing Rock Agency, and that he went to the Rosebud
agent and requested a pass to go visiting his wife’s relatives, but
that the agent refused to give him permission. Then he concluded he
would come to Standing Rock to live, and he wished to be taken upon
Major McLaughlin’s list.

He was questioned as to his belief in the comingof the Messiah, and
it was found that he not only believed that the Messiah was coming
and that he would bring with him the buffalo, but he would also have
the power to furnish each Indian with a springwagon by the motion of
his hand. This man was sent to the guardhouse to be confined until
morning, when he was to be taken to the line between the two
agencies, and, after being warned not to return,was to be turned
loose upon his own reservation.

Chief Gall treated the matter very seriously and said to
areporter: “I listen. Since this excitement has come upon my people I
sit and listen and wonder if these things can be possible.

When they tell me that the buffalo are coming back and that there is
to be a resurrection of our fathers I shake my head. They tell me
that theMessiah can make spring wagons with a motion of his hand. I
think this can not be. But sometimes I think of the wonderful things
which white men believe in their religion, and I am not so sure that
these Indians are wrong. I went to the office of a St. Paul paper and
talked through a machine to some one a long way off, and since then I
can not say that any thing is impossible. Your people believe that in
the beginning of the world wonderful things were done by men; the
Indians believe that in the future wonderful things may be done by
men. It seems to me that the Indians are not justly accused of being
crazy, for believing that what has happened once may not happen
again, I listen. But I take no part in the dance, and I do not lend
my sanction to it. The Indians want the good old times, to most of
them known only by tradition, without stopping to think how much
better they are situated now than if the Government were to withdraw
its support. Yesterday 140 cattle were killed here and distributed
among the people. This shows to me that the Government does not want
the Indians to
starve.”http://www.hanksville.org/daniel/lakota/Ghost_Dance.htmlhttp:/
/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_DanceWovoka
Jack Wilson (c.1856-1932)
Known as the messiah to his followers, Wovoka was the Paiute mystic
whose religious pronouncements spread the Ghost Dance among many
tribes across the American West. Wovoka was born in Western Nevada,
in what is now Esmeralda County, in about 1856. Little is known about
his early life, but at about age fourteen his father died, leaving
Wovoka to be raised by the family of David Wilson, a nearby white
rancher. Wovoka soon took the name Jack Wilson, by which he was
broadly known among both neighboring whites and Indians, and worked
on Wilson’s ranch well into adulthood. He learned to speak English
and apparently had a fair amount of contact with Christianity.
At around age thirty, Wovoka began to weave together various cultural
strains into the Ghost Dance religion. He had a rich tradition of
religious mysticism upon which to draw. Around 1870, a northern
Paiute named Tävibo had prophesied that while all whites would be
swallowed up by the earth, all dead Indians would emerge to enjoy a
world free of their conquerors. He urged his followers to dance in
circles, already a tradition in the Great Basin area, while singing
religious songs. Tävibo’s movement spread to parts of Nevada,
California and Oregon.

While the Ghost Dance is sometimes seen today as an expression of
Indian militancy and the desire to preserve traditional ways,
Wovoka’s pronouncements ironically bore the heavy mark of popular
Christianity. His invocation of a “Supreme Being,” immortality,
pacifism and explicit mentions of Jesus (often referred to with such
phrases as “the messiah who came once to live on earth with the white
man but was killed by them”) all speak of an infusion of Christian
beliefs into Paiute mysticism.

The Ghost Dance spread throughout much of the West, especially among
the more recently defeated Indians of the Great Plains. Local bands
would adopt the core of the message to their own circumstances,
writing their own songs and dancing their own dances. In 1889 the
Lakota sent a delegation to visit Wovoka. This group brought the
Ghost Dance back to their reservations, where believers made sacred
shirts — said to be bullet-proof — especially for the Dance.

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