No sooner did I find God, and His Nazarites, which I am one, then did my landlady throw a bomb into the little room I rented, and I have not been the same hence. Nelda had gone to college and mastered in the lost cosmologie of women of the Levant. She told me how armed men came into the cresent of goddess worship and turned it upside down, they stealing their star, and their moon, that it now became my mission to get back, and return it to the rightful owner.
That was twenty-seven years ago. Today is my birthday. I stayed up late last night watching the beginning of the lunar eclipse, and then I went to bed. But before I did, I prayed for the women fighters of Kobane.
This morning, I awoke to see that the tide had changed! Hurrah! The United Nations has called for the forces of good to come join the Battle of Rose Mountain, and save these women from being defiled and slain in horrible ways. Coalition Jets (Jedi) have stepped up their bombing of ISIS.
In one video we see women defenders who look like the PKK engaged in a fierce fire fight. One smiles at the camera. To hear women’s excited voices as they pour bullets at the most evil killers the world has ever produced is historic, gives me chills, and hope!
This Beautiful smile is my Birthday Present. It tells me the wretched art of men shaming women, has come to an end! Hurrah! The look this young woman gives the world says;
“We can do it all! We can make love to our men, born their children, herd their goats, cook their meals, and wipe our children’s ass. And now, we can kill the enemy, fight alongside our men, as equals!”
Here is the best attributes found in the women of my family, who were once beautiful fighters ahead of their time. My mother, Rosemary Rosamond, fought against the tyranny of abusive men, but never found the truly good fight, and succumbed to the disease of alcoholism as did my sister, Christine Rosamond. They are gone from the world.
A week ago, I fell in love with the women fighters of the PKK after I designed a Alliance flag. I knew very little about the Kurds. I was led to them by a Prophecy and a Poem………”Come to Rose Mountain!”
For a week, now, I have been composing a post titled ‘Fashioning A Feminine Nation’. I had joined a Kurdistan group on Facebook, and someone posted a advertisement where a beautiful model is wearing a altered jumpsuit the PKK women wear. Of course, this is a Rosamond Woman, a Rena.
No sooner am I making comments on this fashion show, I am in the thick of it. I see that Turkey is going to betray these women fighters, and day so. I am surrounded by Kurds who approve of my messages. I speaks of Nation Building, and, all of a sudden, she is there, the Woman Wearing a Mask! We converse! We are in perfect sinc! We are creating real history as events unfold. We want to build a new Kurdistan with women in mind! A revolution begins in Turkey. She assures me it will fall. She posts photos of young people fighting in the streets. I am a young Hippie radical again.
But, I am something else, something, more! I am a wizened old prophet, a Gandalf on a white horse. By my side is a beautiful young woman. We ride to the rescue in a War of Words. We demand the world pay attention, because one of humanities most important battles is taking place. The battle may be lost, but the war is already – WON! The enemy will never be the same! These brave women have mortally wounded them! The Story of Woman, has just begun!
This morning I googled the book that Nelda threw in my room. I have chills. The author of this book is a Weaving Master. Here is the Clue of Rose Thread that I have been following that led me to Rose Mountain.
Atop Rose Mountain is a rose garden that is protected by a red yarn. Brave knights break this yarn to enter. There is a jousting tournament. But who is this Knight wearing a black mask? Is this the Rose Champion I have long sought. Will she awaken the Sleeping Kingdom of the Levant? I dedicate my poem to the Masked Beauty who lives in Paris! How perfect is that!!!!
Long live the women fighters on Rose Mountain!
Jon the Nazarite
People can tell that in »Gartl«, where nowadays the slopes of the high valley between Rosengartenspitze, Laurinswand and Vajolet towers are covered with talus, once there was a wonderful rose garden of Laurin, the dwarf king. When the king of Etsch country wanted to marry his beautiful daughter Similde, he invited all noblemen around, except King Laurin. But that one had a coat with a miraculous hood which enabled him to participate as an invisible guest. Seeing Similde he immediately fell in love with her, put her on his horse and ran away. All noblemen followed him, led by Dietrich from Bern and his armorer Hildebrand. Soon they arrived to the rose garden.
Who dare climb
humanities loftiest peak
to capture beauty
adorned in universal peace
Who will take the risk
to own a spiritual transcendence?
Why has no poet or artist gone
to see the treacherous rocks
where from the Rose of the World
was washed away
And with serene brow
and a love for the truth
rendered a work of art
a forgiving sonnet?
Theodoric accepts the challenge
and comes to the Rose Garden
to rescue the beautiful Similde
captured by a dwarf
with an invisible cloak
Brave knights follow
the clue of the crushed roses
and render their foe
What is there to see
when we chose to rise
above it all
all that is base
Youth challenges youth
while wisdom old in years
authors chivalrous poetry
for grandsons un-born
There must be a mystery
and a clue
a broken thread
that marks the point
of no return.
For our destiny awaits
where we dare not go
and we go
if we are truly alive
and are not a mirage
and life a cruel fantasy
Barbara G. Walker (born July 2, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a U.S. author and feminist. She is an influential knitting expert and the author of several classic encyclopedic knitting references. Other topics she has written about are religion, cultural anthropology, spirituality, and mythology from the viewpoint of Pre-Indo-European neolithic matriarchies.
In The Skeptical Feminist: Discovering the Virgin, Mother, and Crone, she writes about her belief that there is no god. However, she believes that people, and women in particular, can use the image of the goddess in their day-to-day lives. She often uses the imagery of the Mother Goddess to discuss neolithic matriarchies. Her book Woman’s Rituals: A Sourcebook is an attempt to show how she puts her “meditation techniques” into practice, and is meant as a guide for other women to do the same thing.
She studied journalism at the University of Pennsylvania and began working for the Washington Star in Washington, D.C. While serving on a local hotline helping battered women and pregnant teens in the mid-1970s, she became interested in feminism.
Deadly clashes in southeast Turkey are accelerating a sell-off in lira assets as they jeopardize talks promising to end decades of armed conflict with the nation’s Kurds.
The lira fell the most in regional emerging markets, two-year notes declined and investor perceptions of Turkey’s credit risk climbed after Kurds, who make up most of the southeast’s population, fought with police and local Islamist groups. They were protesting the government’s limited response to Islamic State militants, who are poised to capture the mostly Kurdish town of Kobani just across the Syrian border.
Investor sentiment is darkening as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces a possible collapse of the peace process with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which he has championed for the last two years. The PKK has blamed the government for failing to help the Syrian Kurds, and threatened to end a two-year cease-fire.
“If the PKK starts shooting again, that undermines one of the real signature achievements of the AKP in power,” Paul McNamara, a money manager who oversees $6.3 billion in debt at GAM U.K. Ltd., said by phone from London yesterday. “Over the medium-term it would be a significant negative for Turkish assets.”
While Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party has pledged to join the U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State, which has seized territory in neighboring Iraq and Syria, it hasn’t specified what it’s prepared to do.
Kurdish leaders in Turkey have warned that the fall of Kobani, where Syrian Kurdish fighters are still battling the jihadists within a couple of miles of the Turkish border, would lead them to pull out of peace talks.
“If this massacre attempt achieves its goal, it will end the process,” Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of the PKK, said in a statement released Oct. 1.
Erdogan has broken longstanding taboos by engaging in talks with the PKK, classified as a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union, to end decades of armed conflict in the mostly Kurdish southeast. He also said on Oct. 7 that Turkey opposes the PKK as much as it opposes Islamic State.
Among the Kurds, “there is an unquestioned belief that Turkey is supporting Islamic State against them in Kobane,” Aaron Stein, an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London, said by e-mail yesterday. “This anger spilled on to the streets recently and underscores just how fragile the peace process is.”
There’s “scant” evidence of direct Turkish support for the jihadists, Stein said. The government has denied assisting the militants, and says it will join the U.S. fight against them, though it also says that any military action should be part of a broader campaign to unseat President Bashar al-Assad.
Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said yesterday that Turkey would only act in concert with other countries that have a stake in the conflict.
The U.S., which is leading a coalition in an aerial bombing campaign against Islamic State, is in “active consultation” with Turkey on what “they’re willing to do, what they’re capable of doing,” U.S. Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, said in an interview with CNN yesterday.
As the government weighs its options, there’s a risk that “Kurdish anger may get out of hand and turn into something similar to Gezi,” said Atilla Yesilada, an economist at New York-based GlobalSource Partners, referring to protests that broke out last year in Istanbul’s Gezi Park and spread nationwide.
The death toll in the southeastern clashes already exceeds the number who died in those protests. At least 19 people have died, according to the government, and curfews were imposed in several cities late on Oct. 7.
The following day, when Turkish markets resumed trading after a religious holiday, the Borsa Istanbul 100 Index fell 1.9 percent. Turkey’s two-year bond yields closed 6 basis points higher, at 9.78 percent, while ten-year yields rose for the first time in five days and the lira slid 0.4 percent against the dollar.
War and chaos across the border in Syria “is not very supportive for Turkish asset prices,” Lutz Roehmeyer, a Berlin-based money manager at Landesbank Berlin Investment GmbH, which oversees 11 billion euros, said by e-mail yesterday after Islamic State militants entered Kobani. “Regardless of what Turkey decides to do in the conflict, it resembles a lose-lose situation.”