Salome danced for the head of John the Baptist whose remains are being threatened as ISIS advances upon Damascus. Christian reporters and others are referring to a passage in Isaiah as ancient artifacts are being destroyed.
This evening I saw this commercial, this………Vision! Rena had the most beautiful head of hair. Her hairline is exquisite! I have not seen a equal.
Rena was perfection, her beauty beyond compare. The world is losing the cultural battle with ISIS. Rena and I are supposed to be conversing. We are archetypes. I was named after John the Baptist. Rena is supposed to be dancing for me. Everything is being ruined. There is no solution for anything. Art alone exists. Beauty protects itself and becomes selfish. John means ‘The Gift of God’. There is no future for the seer to see, thus, the gift vanishes.
In her letter, Rena says she is still “slender and lithe” at sixty one. She danced professionally. Ten thousand European men join ISIS because they can’t get a woman, a pretty woman, like you see on T.V. Life has let them down. They feel cursed! Wahhh! Try finding her, the most beautiful dancer in the world – and you can’t keep her! Forty years later – you find her again. And, you say something wrong in a letter.
Meanwhile, Lisa Stephens is driven around in a Rolls Royce, she not able to draw a stick-figure. She is on her way to being a billionaire by selling young artists a “dream”, the same “dream” Stacey Pierrot sold while down on one knee holding Rosemary’s hand. Rena should have been there, defending me – my vision! I should be rendering masterpieces from her old photographs! We could writing another book – her book…..her story!
Rena was the girl of my dreams! Marilyn and Chris know my sister stole my fire! I own the Grande Plight of a MALE artist who has fallen in love with his muse. I am the Heir of the Roza Mira Prophecy, and so is Rena. She studied with Jason Alexander, “the former principal dancer of the Royal Ballet.” Rena taught ballet. She works as a janitor. Does she wear a jump suit with a name tag? What a crime! ISIS is taking the heads of young men who consider buying a western magazine that are dull of beautiful models! What is Lisa Stephens doing to combat ISIS and save the Art of the World?
Christine Wandel called me last night and said she called Marilyn, who was my girlfriend in High School. Christine was my lover in 1967. I am very close with these beautiful women I have known for over forty years. They are perplexed as to why Rena became afraid of me. Rena says in her letter she has known much fear. The whole world is afraid. We all feel helpless about the destruction of the art.
I knew something was wrong the moment I read Rena’s letter she wrote on Christmas Day. I asked myself what her husband was doing. What plans did they make? Was Rena going to cook a Christmas dinner? Were relatives on their way? Why me – on this day? Not one letter is attached to the letter next to it. This is human typewriter, that claims a million poems are in her head. My muse has driven me – mad!
While the future of the Assad regime draws the world’s attention, several religious teachers are focusing on the city itself, because its destruction is prophesied in Scripture.
Talk-radio host, pastor and author of “Final Warning: Understanding the Trumpet Days of Revelation” Carl Gallups says the ISIS advance dramatically increases the likelihood Damascus will face annihilation.
“According to most reliable reports, Syria is now about 50 percent under the control of the ISIS brand of militant Islam, and Iraq is not far behind it. The dragon-beast of ISIS is seeking to devour everything in its path,” he said.
“And now, Islamic State fighters have made monumental advances towards the Syrian capital, Damascus. These advances have been accomplished in spite of the continual air strikes leveled upon them by the Syrian government. The Islamic State victory over the city of Palmyra, which guards a strategic route to Damascus, is the first time ISIS has taken over a city that was directly controlled by the Syrian army.
Gallups said that when all of the those facts “are weighed against the prophecies of Isaiah 17, which foretells the ultimate ruin and downfall of Damascus in the last days, just before the return of the Lord, one can understand why so many prophecy watchers are wondering if we might not be rapidly approaching (and at least in the edges of) those prescient days
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/06/isis-threat-looms-for-damascus/#mhMp65pp3y68jkOD.99
The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus (Arabic:
جامع بني أمية الكبير, Romanization: Ğāmi’ Banī ‘Umayya al-Kabīr), located in the old city of Damascus, is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. It is considered by some Muslims to be the fourth-holiest place in Islam.
After the Arab conquest of Damascus in 634, the mosque was built on the site of a Christian basilica dedicated to John the Baptist (Yahya), honored as a prophet by Christians and Muslims alike. A legend dating to the 6th century holds that the building contains the head of John the Baptist. The mosque is also believed by Muslims to be the place where Jesus (Isa) will return at the End of Days. The tomb of Saladin stands in a small garden adjoining the north wall of the mosque.
The militants of ISIS (also called ISIL) have rampaged across Syria and Iraq this year, murdering and subjecting captured towns and cities to their punitive brand of Islam. But in addition to the human cost, they’ve exacted a high toll on our shared cultural history by destroying ancient sites in a region that’s known as the cradle of civilization. “ISIL is not only decapitating individuals, they’re trying to decapitate civilizations,” says Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. “They are purposely destroying monuments and relics and to destroy some of the important symbolism of Islamic unity.” And ISIS has used video of this vandalism as part of their propaganda campaign. “It’s something that they’re very proud of,” Stengel tells Kurt Andersen. “They are promoting it just like they’re promoting the wanton violence that we’re seeing.”
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KIRKUK, Iraq, Nov 8 2014 (IPS) – “Going back home? That would be suicide. The Islamists would cut our throats straight away,” says Khalil Hafif Ismam. The fear of this Mandaean refugee sums up that of one of the oldest yet most decimated communities in Mesopotamia.
“We had our house and two jewellery shops back in Baiji – 230 km north of Baghdad – but when ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] took over the area in June we had to leave for sheer survival,” recalls Khalil Ismam from the Mandaean Council compound in Kirkuk, 100 km east of Baiji. That is where he shares a roof with the family of his brother Sami, and the mother of both.
The Ismams are Mandaeans, followers of a religion that experts have tracked back 400 years before Christ, and which consider John the Baptist as their prophet. Accordingly, their main ritual, baptism, has taken place in the same spots on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates for almost two millennia.
In the sixteenth century, Portuguese Jesuit missionaries attempted to convert them to Christianity in Basra (southern Iraq). Young Mandaeans were sent, often abducted, to evangelise far-flung Portuguese colonies such as today´s Sri Lanka. They were called the “Christians of St. John”, although Mandaeans solidly dissociate themselves from Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
The notion of “egregor” also appears in Daniil Andreyev’s Roza Mira, where it represents the shining cloud-like spirit associated with the Church. It is a common belief in Russia that the word “egregor” originated from this spiritual book.
The Russian occult movement DEIR, led by Dmitry Verischchagin, also employs this concept.
(1) What is an egregor?
An ‘egregor’ (or ‘egregore’) is not a word one would find in a dictionary or on the internet.
Around the year 1985, I first came upon the word ‘egregore’ in The Magician, his training and his work, by W. E. Butler, Aquarian Paperback, 1982 (1959), p.155, where Butler writes that:
“A clear idea of the nature of the magical Egregore, or group form, should be built up in the mind in order that the aspirant may understand what part he plays in the whole complex scheme, and thereby may know how closely he is guided and aided in his chosen work.”
[The mysterious head idol reportedly possessed by the Knights Templar, called the Baphomet, may have been intended as a representation of an egregor. RNS]
Although I was familiar with the concept of ‘group form’ or ‘group thought form’ from theosophical writings and from “magical” writers (such as Dion Fortune) I was not satisfied with the definition. Something in that word latched itself to my mind and made me investigate further.
The word also appeared in The Magical Philosophy, by M. Denning and O. Phillips, Llewellyn Publications, 1978, Vol.. IV, pp. 92-3, 95:
“That deep level of racial and archetypal egregores…is termed the Collective Unconscious…” (.p.92)
The word appears thrice more in the discussion on the ensuing page, #93. On page 95, however, we are introduced to a new term: “Watcher”.
“…the Watcher … at the Threshold … is not … a valid archetypal egregore ” (p. 95)
The word also appeared in the French introductory booklet of AMORC, Maitrise de la Vie (p. 18:):
” … l’Egregore manifeste par la Roise-Croix constitue un idee-force … Il est un champ d’energie cosmique … ”
By that time I had a tentative idea that the “egregore” as a terminology is descended from the Golden Dawn activities. The founders of the Golden Dawn had claimed that they received a letter of authority from German Rosicrucians. Consequently I began to search published books that related to members of that Order or its upshoots, i.e. I. Regardie, E. Underhill, Dion Fortune, A. E. Waite. Nowhere did I find the term “egregore”. However, I found a book by Eliphas Levi, The Great Secret, Thorson Publishers Ltd., 1975. Chapter 10, “The Magnetism of Evil” (pp. 127-136) has a multitudinous array of egregors (spelt without an “e”):
Levi refers to the powers of nature and the cosmos as egregors. “These colossal forces have sometimes taken a shape and have appeared in the guise of giants: these are the egregors of the Book of Enoch.” (p. 127).
Levi later claims, discussing the planets; “…governed by those genii which were termed the celestial watchers, or egregors, by the ancients.” (p. 129)
Further on in his article he relates the egregor to the Kabbalistic Adam Kadmon (“that collective giant”), to the “Anakim in the Bible,” and generally speaking to natural powers operating the world and to their analogies as they have been expressed in myths in various cultures. When he has done that, he says:
“This is why we reject the mythology of the egregors finally and absolutely.” (p. 130).
The manuscript of this work had been finished in 1868 and was first printed in 1897. Levi, who had been trained as a Roman Catholic Priest, died in 1875. The founders of the Golden Dawn were acquainted with his writings. Levi himself was conversant with Rosicrucian ideas.
While this was going on I began to look up dictionaries, first modern dictionaries and later Latin ones. Eventually I decided to learn Greek alphabet (which took me about a month) and look up a Greek dictionary. I found the word egregor at the Intermediate Greek – English Lexicon, founded upon the seventh edition of Liddell and Scott’s Greek-English Lexicon, with reference to egeiro = to be awake, to watch.
As I turned to egeiro (Root EGER) (I am transliterating into English) I found the following definitions:
(1) to awaken, to wake up, to rouse.
(2) to rouse, to stir up (example: stir up the fight)
(3) to raise from the dead (N.T.)
(4) to raise or to erect (example: a building)
(1) to keep watch or vigil (Il)
(2) to be awake (Hom.)
(3) to rouse or stir oneself, be excited by passion (Hes., Thuc.)