Podcast Episode 53

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Dressing like European Pharaohs.


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Of King Jacobean Divine Rights

"The theory of divine right was developed by James VI of Scotland (1567–1625), and came to the fore in England under his reign as James I of England (1603–1625)."

"The divine right of kings, divine right, or God's mandate is a political and religious doctrine of royal and political legitimacy. It asserts that a monarch is subject to no earthly authority, deriving the right to rule directly from the will of God. The king is thus not subject to the will of his people, the aristocracy, or any other estate of the realm. It implies that only God can judge an unjust king and that any attempt to depose, dethrone or restrict his powers runs contrary to the will of God and may constitute a sacrilegious act. It is often expressed in the phrase "by the Grace of God", attached to the titles of a reigning monarch."

"The state of monarchy is the supremest thing upon earth, for kings are not only God's lieutenants upon earth and sit upon God's throne, but even by God himself they are called gods."

"There be three principal [comparisons] that illustrate the state of monarchy: one taken out of the word of God, and the two other out of the grounds of policy and philosophy. In the Scriptures kings are called gods, and so their power after a certain relation compared to the Divine power. Kings are also compared to fathers of families; for a king is truly parens patriae [parent of the country], the politic father of his people."

"And lastly, kings are compared to the head of this microcosm of the body of man."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_right_of_kings

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masque

King James or "Jacob"

"Jacob masc. proper name; Old Testament patriarch, son of Isaac and Rebecca and father of the founders of the twelve tribes, from Late Latin Iacobus, from Greek Iakobos, from Hebrew Ya'aqobh, literally "one that takes by the heel; a supplanter" (Genesis xxv.26), a derivative of 'aqebh "heel." The most popular name for boys born in the U.S. from 1999 through 2008. Jacob's ladder, in various transferred uses from 1733, is from Genesis xxviii.12."

"In Spanish as Jago, Iago, also Diego; with alterations as Italian Giacomo, James, and (contracted) Spanish Jaime."

"James  masc. proper name, New Testament name of two of Christ's disciples, late 12c. Middle English vernacular form of Late Latin Jacomus (source of Old French James, Spanish Jaime, Italian Giacomo), altered from Latin Jacobus (see Jacob). The Welsh form was Iago, the Cornish Jago. James the Greater (July 25) was son of Zebedee and brother of St. John; James the Less (May 1) is obscure and scarcely mentioned in Scripture; he is said to have been called that for being shorter or younger than the other. Fictional British spy James Bonddates from 1953, created by British author Ian Fleming (1908-1964), who plausibly is said to have taken the name from that of U.S. ornithologist James Bond (1900-1989), an expert on Caribbean birds"

source: https://www.etymonline.com/word/jacob   •   https://www.etymonline.com/word/James?ref=etymonline_crossreference

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob%27s_Ladder

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image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_VI_and_I#Legacy

Of God Kings and Queens...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groom_of_the_Stool

"From the Bronze Age in the Near East, the enthronement and anointment of a monarch is a central religious ritual, reflected in the titles "Messiah" or "Christ", which became separated from worldly kingship. Thus Sargon of Akkad described himself as "deputy of Ishtar", just as the modern Catholic Pope takes the role of the "Vicar of Christ"."

"In many historical societies, the position of kingship carries a sacral meaning, that is, it is identical with that of a high priest and of judge. The concept of theocracy is related, although a sacred king need not necessarily rule through his religious authority; rather, the temporal position has a religious significance. Sir James George Frazer identified - or invented - the concept of the sacred king in his study The Golden Bough (1890–1915), the title of which refers to the myth of the Rex Nemorensis. Frazer gives numerous examples, cited below, and is regarded[by whom?] as an exponent of the myth and ritual school. ... According to Frazer, the notion has prehistoric roots and occurs worldwide, on Java as in sub-Saharan Africa, with shaman-kings credited with rainmaking and assuring fertility and good fortune. The king might also be designated to suffer and atone for his people, meaning that the sacral king could be the pre-ordained victim in a human sacrifice, either killed at the end of his term in the position, or sacrificed in a time of crisis (e.g. the Blót of Domalde). The Ashanti flogged a newly-selected king (Ashantehene) before enthroning him. From the Bronze Age in the Near East, the enthronement and anointment of a monarch is a central religious ritual, reflected in the titles "Messiah" or "Christ", which became separated from worldly kingship. Thus Sargon of Akkad described himself as "deputy of Ishtar",[citation needed] just as the modern Catholic Pope takes the role of the "Vicar of Christ". "

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_king

Bardic King James and The Planting of the United States Plantation

"Under James the Plantation of Ulster by English and Scots Protestants began, and the English colonisation of North America started its course with the foundation of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, and Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland, in 1610. During the next 150 years, England would fight with Spain, the Netherlands, and France for control of the continent, while religious division in Ireland between Protestant and Catholic has lasted for 400 years. By actively pursuing more than just a personal union of his realms, he helped lay the foundations for a unitary British state."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_VI_and_I#Legacy

THE KING JAMES/JACOBEAN VERSION OF... EVERYTHING

"At 57 years and 246 days, James's reign in Scotland was longer than those of any of his predecessors. He achieved most of his aims in Scotland but faced great difficulties in England, including the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 and repeated conflicts with the English Parliament. Under James, the "Golden Age" of Elizabethan literature and drama continued, with writers such as William Shakespeare, John Donne, Ben Jonson, and Sir Francis Bacon contributing to a flourishing literary culture. James himself was a talented scholar, the author of works such as Daemonologie (1597), The True Law of Free Monarchies (1598), and Basilikon Doron (1599). He sponsored the translation of the Bible into English that would later be named after him: the Authorised King James Version. Sir Anthony Weldon claimed that James had been termed "the wisest fool in Christendom", an epithet associated with his character ever since.[3] Since the latter half of the 20th century, historians have tended to revise James's reputation and treat him as a serious and thoughtful monarch.[4] He was strongly committed to a peace policy, and tried to avoid involvement in religious wars, especially the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648) that devastated much of Central Europe. He tried but failed to prevent the rise of hawkish elements in the English Parliament who wanted war with Spain."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_VI_and_I

see also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobean_era


To my most Sacred Sovereign:

"From the Bronze Age in the Near East, the enthronement and anointment of a monarch is a central religious ritual, reflected in the titles "Messiah" or "Christ", which became separated from worldly kingship."

"Thus Sargon of Akkad described himself as "deputy of Ishtar", just as the modern Catholic Pope takes the role of the "Vicar of Christ"."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_king

New Atlantis by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626; H., R; R.H; Haines, Richard, 1633-1685

source: https://archive.org/details/fnewatlantis00baco

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Bacon

A Pair of King Charles: King Jacob's Musical Descendandts

"Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685)[c] was king of England, Scotland and Ireland. He was king of Scotland from 1649 until his deposition in 1651, and king of England, Scotland and Ireland from the restoration of the monarchyin 1660 until his death. Charles II's father, Charles I, was executed at Whitehall on 30 January 1649, at the climax of the English Civil War. Although the Parliament of Scotland proclaimed Charles II king on 5 February 1649, England entered the period known as the English Interregnum or the English Commonwealth, and the country was a de facto republic, led by Oliver Cromwell. Cromwell defeated Charles II at the Battle of Worcester on 3 September 1651, and Charles fled to mainland Europe. Cromwell became virtual dictator of England, Scotland and Ireland, and Charles spent the next nine years in exile in France, the Dutch Republic and the Spanish Netherlands. A political crisis that followed the death of Cromwell in 1658 resulted in the restoration of the monarchy, and Charles was invited to return to Britain. On 29 May 1660, his 30th birthday, he was received in London to public acclaim. After 1660, all legal documents were dated as if he had succeeded his father as king in 1649."

"Charles was born into the House of Stuart as the second son of King James VI of Scotland, but after his father inherited the English throne in 1603, he moved to England, where he spent much of the rest of his life. He became heir apparent to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland on the death of his elder brother, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1612. An unsuccessful and unpopular attempt to marry him to the Spanish Habsburg princess Maria Annaculminated in an eight-month visit to Spain in 1623 that demonstrated the futility of the marriage negotiations. Two years later, he married the Bourbon princess Henrietta Maria of France instead."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_II_of_England  •  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I_of_England


The Masque: Theater and politics go together like drama and comedy do.

"The masque was a form of festive courtly entertainment that flourished in 16th- and early 17th-century Europe, though it was developed earlier in Italy, in forms including the intermedio (a public version of the masque was the pageant). A masque involved music and dancing, singing and acting, within an elaborate stage design, in which the architectural framing and costumes might be designed by a renowned architect, to present a deferential allegory flattering to the patron. Professional actors and musicians were hired for the speaking and singing parts. Often the masquers, who did not speak or sing, were courtiers: the English queen Anne of Denmarkfrequently danced with her ladies in masques between 1603 and 1611, and Henry VIII and Charles I of England performed in the masques at their courts. In the tradition of masque, Louis XIV of France danced in ballets at Versailles with music by Jean-Baptiste Lully."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masque  •  https://www.etymonline.com/word/masque

Bardic Scottish King James

"In the 1580s and 1590s, James promoted the literature of his native country. He published his treatise Some Rules and Cautions to be Observed and Eschewed in Scottish Prosody in 1584 at the age of 18. It was both a poetic manual and a description of the poetic tradition in his mother tongue of Scots, applying Renaissance principles. He also made statutory provision to reform and promote the teaching of music, seeing the two in connection. One act of his reign urges the Scottish burghs to reform and support the teaching of music in Sang Sculis. In furtherance of these aims, he was both patron and head of a loose circle of Scottish Jacobean court poets and musicians known as the Castalian Band, which included William Fowler and Alexander Montgomerie among others, Montgomerie being a favourite of the King. James was himself a poet, and was happy to be seen as a practising member of the group."

"By the late 1590s, his championing of native Scottish tradition was reduced to some extent by the increasing likelihood of his succession to the English throne.  William Alexander and other courtier poets started to anglicise their written language, and followed the king to London after 1603. James's role as active literary participant and patron made him a defining figure in many respects for English Renaissance poetry and drama, which reached a pinnacle of achievement in his reign, but his patronage of the high style in the Scottish tradition, which included his ancestor James I of Scotland, became largely sidelined."

"The King's Men was the acting company to which William Shakespeare (1564–1616) belonged for most of his career. Formerly known as The Lord Chamberlain's Men during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, they became The King's Men in 1603 when King James I ascended the throne and became the company's patron."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_VI_and_I  •  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Men_(playing_company)

"Later, in the court of James I, narrative elements of the masque became more significant..."

"In England, Tudor court masques developed from earlier guisings, where a masked allegorical figure would appear and address the assembled company—providing a theme for the occasion—with musical accompaniment; masques at Elizabeth's court emphasized the concord and unity between Queen and Kingdom. A descriptive narrative of a processional masque is the masque of the Seven Deadly Sins in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene (Book i, Canto IV). A particularly elaborate masque, performed over the course of two weeks for Queen Elizabeth, is described in the 1821 novel Kenilworth, by Sir Walter Scott. Later, in the court of James I, narrative elements of the masque became more significant. Plots were often on classical or allegorical themes, glorifying the royal or noble sponsor. At the end, the audience would join with the actors in a final dance. Ben Jonson wrote a number of masques with stage design by Inigo Jones. Their works are usually thought of as the most significant in the form. Sir Philip Sidney also wrote masques. William Shakespeare wrote a masque-like interlude in The Tempest, understood by modern scholars to have been heavily influenced by the masque texts of Ben Jonson and the stagecraft of Inigo Jones. There is also a masque sequence in his Romeo and Juliet and Henry VIII. John Milton's Comus (with music by Henry Lawes) is described as a masque, though it is generally reckoned a pastoral play."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masque  •  https://www.etymonline.com/word/masque

Royal Rituals

"The Royal Entry, also known by various names, including Triumphal Entry, Joyous Entry, consisted of the ceremonies and festivities accompanying a formal entry by a ruler or his representative into a city in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period in Europe. The entry centred on a procession carrying the entering prince into the city, where he was greeted and paid appropriate homage by the civic authorities. A feast and other celebrations would follow. The Entry began as a gesture of loyalty and fealty by a city to the ruler, with its origins in the adventus celebrated for Roman emperors, which were formal entries far more frequent than triumphs. The first visit by a new ruler was normally the occasion, or the first visit with a new spouse. For the capital they often merged with the Coronation festivities, and for provincial cities they replaced it, sometimes as part of a Royal Progress, or tour of major cities in a realm. From the late Middle Ages  entries became the occasion for increasingly lavish displays of pageantry and propaganda. The devising of the iconography, aside from highly conventional patterns into which it quickly settled, was managed with scrupulous care on the part of the welcoming city by municipal leaders in collaboration with the chapter of the cathedral, the university, or hired specialists. Often the greatest artists, writers and composers of the period were involved in the creation of temporary decorations, of which little record now survives, at least from the early period."

Messiah Enters City

"In the accounts of the four canonical Gospels, Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem takes place in the days before the Last Supper, marking the beginning of his Passion. Crowds gather around Jesus and believe in him in John 12:9-11 after he raised Lazarus from the dead, and the next day the multitudes that had gathered for the feast in Jerusalem welcome Jesus as he enters Jerusalem. In Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19, Jesus descends from the Mount of Olives towards Jerusalem, and the crowds lay their clothes on the ground to welcome him as he triumphantly enters Jerusalem. Christians celebrate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem as Palm Sunday, a week before Easter Sunday."

"Jesus then rode the donkey into Jerusalem, with the three Synoptic gospels stating that the disciples had first put their cloaks on it (presumably to make it more comfortable). Matthew 21:7 maintains that the disciples laid their cloaks on both animals: they brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him (or he sat) on them. Heinrich Meyer suggests that "they spread their outer garments upon both animals, being uncertain which of them" Jesus intended to use as a means of transportation. In Luke 19:41 as Jesus approaches Jerusalem, he looks at the city and weeps over it (an event known as Flevit super illam in Latin), foretelling the suffering that awaits the city. The Gospels go on to recount how Jesus rode into Jerusalem, and how the people there laid down their cloaks in front of him and also laid down small branches of trees. The people sang part of Psalm 118: 25-26: Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord ...."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_entry  •  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumphal_entry_into_Jerusalem  •  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Sunday

The Monarch, The Sovereign Enters The Banking and Dragon Marked, City of London

"In modern times the Crown retains a special relationship with the City, indeed the Sovereign is the only person who outranks the Lord Mayor in the City, and even so the Lord Mayor’s permission is sought before the Sovereign enters the City. By custom the Lord Mayor greets the Sovereign at the City limits, often at the site of the old Temple Bar, and presents the Pearl Sword of the City of London (hilt uppermost) to him or her in recognition of the Sovereigns authority."

source: http://cityandlivery.co.uk/the-city-explained/the-city-the-crown-and-the.html

The Lord Mayor of The Banking City of London Has To Put On A Show

"The Lord Mayor of London is the City of London's mayor and leader of the City of London Corporation. Within the City, the Lord Mayor is accorded precedence over all individuals except the sovereign and retains various traditional powers, rights and privileges, including the title and style The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of London."

"The Lord Mayor's Show is one of the best-known annual events in London as well as one of the longest-established, dating back to the 16th century.[1] The 'Lord Mayor' after whom the show is named is the Lord Mayor of the City of London, a city and ceremonial county within Greater London and the historic centre of the wider metropolis. The City is also London's main modern financial district, widely known informally as 'the Square Mile'.

"A new lord mayor is appointed every year and the public parade that takes place as his or her inauguration ceremony reflects that this was once one of the most prominent offices in England. The position of Lord Mayor has a role within the City and is entirely distinct from the position of Mayor of London (a role which has existed only since 2000), namely the elected head of the Greater London Authority, currently Sadiq Khan. The Lord Mayor's Show is centred on a street parade which in its modern form is a light-hearted combination of traditional British pageantry and elements of carnival. On the day after being sworn in, the Lord Mayor and several others participate in a procession from the Guildhall, via Mansion House and St Paul's Cathedral, in the heart of the City of London, to the Royal Courts of Justice on the edge of the City of Westminster, where the new Lord Mayor swears allegiance to the Crown. Until 1882 the procession went to Westminster Hall."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Mayor_of_London  •  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Mayor%27s_Show

On Halloween 2017, the Freemasons celebrated 300 years of Royal influence in London. The Masons sang "God save the Queen, let her reign over us." in unison. Prince Edward - Duke of Kent, the grandson of King George V and Queen Mary, is their Grand Master, who said he spoke with 136 other Grand Masters.

image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon#/media/File:Siege_of_Tripoli_Painting_(1289).jpg

KING JAMES, KING JACOB, FREEMASON PATRON

"William Schaw (c. 1550–1602) was Master of Works to James VI of Scotland for building castles and palaces, and is claimed to have been an important figure in the development of Freemasonry in Scotland."

"On 28 December 1598 Schaw, in his capacity of Master of Works and General Warden of the master stonemasons, issued "The Statutis and ordinananceis to be obseruit by all the maister maoissounis within this realme." The preamble states that the statutes were issued with the consent of a craft convention, simply specified as all the master masons gathered that day. Schaw's first statutes root themselves in the Old Charges, with additional material to describe a hierarchy of wardens, deacons and masters. This structure would ensure that masons did not take on work which they were not competent to complete, and ensured a lodge warden would be elected by the master masons, through whom the general warden could keep in touch with each particular lodge. Master masons were only permitted to take on three apprentices during their lifetime (without special dispensation), and they would be bound to their masters for seven years. A further seven years would have to elapse before they could be taken into the craft, and a book-keeping arrangement was set up to keep track of this. Six master masons and two entered apprentices had to be present for a master or fellow of the craft to be admitted. Various other rules were laid out for the running of the lodge, supervision of work, and fines for non-attendance at lodge meetings."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Schaw


Joseph Campbell discusses the mythology of urbanization.

Joseph Campbell--Mythology of the First City States

http://www.jcf.org Agriculture and the domestication of animals 10,000 years ago in the Near East creates larger communities and new cultural organization - from herders to warriors...


Elected officials might need to rely on powerful international banking patronage, but not so for monarchs who retain power from birth to death and who pass that power on to their heirs.

Queens of paperwork power.


Biblical History Scrutinized

Are you ready to enter the confusing mists of "history"?

How reliable is this particular story? Please follow the hyperlinked rabbit trail if you are interested, history might not be as well grounded as one might think. 

"The Aleppo Codex (c. 920 CE) and Leningrad Codex (c. 1008 CE) were the oldest Hebrew language manuscripts of the Tanakh. In 1947 CE the finding of the Dead Sea scrolls at Qumran pushed the manuscript history of the Tanakh back a millennium from the two earliest complete codices. Before this discovery, the earliest extant manuscripts of the Old Testament were in Greek in manuscripts such as Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus. Out of the roughly 800 manuscripts found at Qumran, 220 are from the Tanakh. Every book of the Tanakh is represented except for the Book of Esther; however, most are fragmentary. Notably, there are two scrolls of the Book of Isaiah, one complete (1QIsa), and one around 75% complete (1QIsb). These manuscripts generally date between 150 BCE to 70 CE."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_manuscript

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Era

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon#Maronites,_Druze,_and_the_Crusades 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dating_the_Bible

How Newton dated the Argonauts

"Newton’s interest in scientific chronology was initially sparked by the international discussion about setting the date of Easter and about the adoption of the Gregorian reform of the calendar. This was the subject of correspondence between Newton’s great rival, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and the Royal Society in the early months of 1700. Many of Newton’s contemporaries, notably John Graunt and Sir William Petty, were interested in using statistics to estimate the historical speed of population growth in a manner that might confirm the framework of biblical time. Happy to accept elements of the received chronology of the Hebrew Bible, Newton desired to regulate information provided by ancient dynasty lists, which appeared to describe a succession of generations. Rather than consider whether there had been enough time to people the earth, he tried to calculate how much time, on average, would be needed for the orderly succession of a given number of named rulers."

source link: https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/how-newton-dated-the-argonauts/

"In 1617 George Chapman completed his monumental translation of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey into English verse, which were the first ever complete translations of either poem, both central to the Western Canon, into the English language. The wildly popular tale of the Trojan War had until then been available to readers of English only in Medieval epic retellings such as Caxton's Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobean_era#High_culture


Joseph Campbell discusses the power of the written word in the context of the mythology of urbanization.

Joseph Campbell--The Birth of Mathematical Mythologies

http://www.jcf.org A totally new idea in the importance of recording observations of the heavens... This video is a brief excerpt from interviews filmed with Joseph Campbell shortly before his death in 1987, previously unreleased by the Joseph Campbell Foundation - http://www.jcf.org


Bible City: A Crusades Creation?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusades

"The Phoenician city of Byblos was important for the export of papyrus from Egypt to Greece. The Greek word "biblio" may come from the city's name, or conversely, its name might come from a Greek mispronunciation of the Egyptian word "papyrus." Another theory is that "biblio" was the word for a codex, or early type of bound book: "the word Bible comes from the town where the Byzantine monks established their first scriptorium, Byblos, in modern Lebanon."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byblos

"In ancient times, Lebanon was covered by large forests of cedar trees, the national emblem of the country."

"Today, forests cover 13.4% of the Lebanese land area;  they are under constant threat from wildfires caused by the long dry summer season."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon

Osiris Obelisk: Divine Phallus Pillar

Paper comes from trees. Osiris was killed and dismembered and ended up inside a growing tree.

Wood pillar or stone pillar. Both represent craftsmanship.

World Wide Wood Trade

"The decorative arts — furniture, for example — became increasingly rich in color, detail, and design. Materials from other parts of the world, like mother-of-pearl, were now available by worldwide trade and were used as decoration. Even familiar materials, such as wood and silver, were worked more deeply in intricate and intensely three-dimensional designs. Architecture in the Jacobean era was a continuation of the Elizabethan style with increasing emphasis on classical elements like columns."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobean_era#Arts_and_architecture

Assassination Mythology

"From the Bronze Age in the Near East, the enthronement and anointment of a monarch is a central religious ritual, reflected in the titles "Messiah" or "Christ", which became separated from worldly kingship. Thus Sargon of Akkad described himself as "deputy of Ishtar", just as the modern Catholic Pope takes the role of the "Vicar of Christ"."

"In many historical societies, the position of kingship carries a sacral meaning, that is, it is identical with that of a high priest and of judge. The concept of theocracy is related, although a sacred king need not necessarily rule through his religious authority; rather, the temporal position has a religious significance. Sir James George Frazer identified - or invented - the concept of the sacred king in his study The Golden Bough (1890–1915), the title of which refers to the myth of the Rex Nemorensis. Frazer gives numerous examples, cited below, and is regarded[by whom?] as an exponent of the myth and ritual school. ... According to Frazer, the notion has prehistoric roots and occurs worldwide, on Java as in sub-Saharan Africa, with shaman-kings credited with rainmaking and assuring fertility and good fortune. The king might also be designated to suffer and atone for his people, meaning that the sacral king could be the pre-ordained victim in a human sacrifice, either killed at the end of his term in the position, or sacrificed in a time of crisis (e.g. the Blót of Domalde). The Ashanti flogged a newly-selected king (Ashantehene) before enthroning him. From the Bronze Age in the Near East, the enthronement and anointment of a monarch is a central religious ritual, reflected in the titles "Messiah" or "Christ", which became separated from worldly kingship. Thus Sargon of Akkad described himself as "deputy of Ishtar",[citation needed] just as the modern Catholic Pope takes the role of the "Vicar of Christ". "

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_king

The Sacrifice of The Sacred Sovereign, The Son off Jacob himself, King Charles I

(Compare this theatrical masque king's story to that of Jesus and Osiris and two of many numerous examples. JFK, RFK, MLK, Lincoln, etc. All sacred secular governmental saints.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Builders%27_rites

"Charles II's father, Charles I, was executed at Whitehall on 30 January 1649, at the climax of the English Civil War. Although the Parliament of Scotland proclaimed Charles II king on 5 February 1649, England entered the period known as the English Interregnum or the English Commonwealth, and the country was a de facto republic, led by Oliver Cromwell. Cromwell defeated Charles II at the Battle of Worcester on 3 September 1651, and Charles fled to mainland Europe. Cromwell became virtual dictator of England, Scotland and Ireland, and Charles spent the next nine years in exile in France, the Dutch Republic and the Spanish Netherlands. A political crisis that followed the death of Cromwell in 1658 resulted in the restoration of the monarchy, and Charles was invited to return to Britain. On 29 May 1660, his 30th birthday, he was received in London to public acclaim. After 1660, all legal documents were dated as if he had succeeded his father as king in 1649."

"Charles was born into the House of Stuart as the second son of King James VI of Scotland, but after his father inherited the English throne in 1603, he moved to England, where he spent much of the rest of his life. He became heir apparent to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland on the death of his elder brother, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1612. An unsuccessful and unpopular attempt to marry him to the Spanish Habsburg princess Maria Annaculminated in an eight-month visit to Spain in 1623 that demonstrated the futility of the marriage negotiations. Two years later, he married the Bourbon princess Henrietta Maria of France instead."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_II_of_England  •  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I_of_England

Cult of Human identity Creation

Living Colour's official music video for 'Cult Of Personality'. Click to listen to Living Colour on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/LivColSpotify?IQid=LCCOP As featured on Everything Is Possible - The Very Best of Living Colour.

Osiris and Isis

"In the myth of Osiris and Isis, Osiris was killed by Set by being tricked into a coffin made to fit Osiris exactly. Set then had the coffin with the now deceased Osiris flung into the Nile. The coffin was carried by the Nile to the ocean and on to the city of Byblos in Lebanon. It ran aground and a sacred tree took root and rapidly grew around the coffin, enclosing the coffin within its trunk. The king of the land, intrigued by the tree's quick growth, ordered the tree cut down and installed as a pillar in his palace, unaware that the tree contained Osiris's body. Meanwhile, Isis searched for Osiris aided by Anubis, and came to know of Osiris's location in Byblos. Isis maneuvered herself into the favor of the king and queen and was granted a boon. She asked for the pillar in the palace hall, and upon being granted it, extracted the coffin from the pillar. She then consecrated the pillar, anointing it with myrrh and wrapping it in linen. This pillar came to be known as the pillar of died."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djed  •   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obelisk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osiris


OSIRIS, HORUS, MITHRA or JESUS

"More general comparisons have also been made between the stories about Jesus's birth and resurrection and stories of other divine or heroic figures from across the Mediterranean world, including supposed "dying-and-rising gods" such as Tammuz, Adonis, Attis, and Osiris..."

"Around the same time that Christianity was expanding, the cult of the god Mithras was also spreading throughout the Roman Empire.  Very little is known for certain about the Mithraic cult because it was a "Mystery Cult", meaning its members were forbidden from disclosing what the cult believed to outsiders. No Mithraic sacred texts have survived, if any such writings ever existed. Consequently, it is disputed how much influence Christianity and Mithraism may have had on each other. Michael Patella states that the similarities between Christianity and Mithraism are more likely a result of their shared cultural environment rather than direct borrowing from one to the other. Christianity and Mithraism were both of Oriental origin and their practices and respective savior figures were both shaped by the social conditions in the Roman Empire during the time period. Most of what is known about the legendary life of Mithras comes from archaeological excavation of Mithraea, underground Mithraic sanctuaries of worship, which were found all across the Roman world.  Like Jesus, Mithras was seen as a divine savior, but, unlike Jesus, Mithras was not believed to have brought his salvation by suffering and dying. Mithras was believed to have been born fully-grown from a rock, a belief which is confirmed by a vast number of surviving sculptures showing him rising from the rock nude except for a Phrygian cap, clutching a sword in his right hand and a torch in his left. In many depictions, the rock is also encircled by a snake. In Mithraic cults primarily from the Rhine-Danube region, there are also representations of a myth in which Mithras shoots an arrow at a rock face, causing water to gush forth. This myth is one of the closest parallels between Mithras and Jesus. Both Christians and Mithraists used water as a symbol for their respective saviors. In the New Testament, Jesus is referred to as the "water of life" and a votive altar to Mithras from Poetovio proclaims him as the fons perennis ("the ever-flowing stream")."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_in_comparative_mythology

Of Isis, Byblos, Papyrus and Osiris' Dismembered Body

"At length Isis came to Byblos and sat down by the seashore. Presently the maidens who attended on Queen Astarte came down to bathe at that place; and when they returned out of the water Isis taught them how to plait their hair - which had never been done before. When they went up to the palace a strange and wonderful perfume seemed to cling to them; and Queen Astarte marveled at it, and at their plaited hair, and asked them how it came to be so."

"Now Isis had to begin her search once more. This time she had helpers, for Nephthys left her wicked husband Seth and came to join her sister. And Anubis, the son of Osiris and Nephthys, taking the form of a jackal, assisted in the search. When Isis traveled over the land she was accompanied and guarded by seven scorpions. But when she searched on the Nile and among the many streams of the delta she made her way in a boat made of papyrus: and the crocodiles, in their reverence for the goddess, touched neither the rent pieces of Osiris nor Isis herself. Indeed ever afterwards anyone who sailed the Nile in a boat made of papyrus was safe from them, for they thought that it was Isis still questing after the pieces of her husband's body. Slowly, piece by piece, Isis recovered the fragments of Osiris. And wherever she did so, she formed by magic the likeness of his whole body and caused the priests to build a shrine and perform his funeral rites. And so there were thirteen places in Egypt which claimed to be the burial place of Osiris. In this way also she made it harder for Seth to meddle further with the body of the dead god."

source: http://www.egyptianmyths.net/mythisis.htm  see also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dismemberment  •  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionysus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Builders%27_rites

"The method of tying people to bent down trees, which are then allowed to recoil, ripping the individual to pieces in the process is, however, mentioned by several travelers to nineteenth century Persia. The British diplomat James Justinian Morier travelled as a special envoy to the Shah in 1808, and Morier writes the following concerning then prevailing criminal justice:"

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dismemberment#Torn_apart_by_two_trees

"An obscure Christian martyr, Severianus[25] was, about the year 300 CE, martyred in the following way, according to one tale: One stone was fastened to his head, another bound to his feet. His middle was then fastened by a rope to the top of a wall, and the stones released from the height. His body was ripped apart."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dismemberment#Torn_apart_by_stones

A Divine Worldly Kingdom of Control

Royal Divine Rights Defined

"In 1597–98, James wrote The True Law of Free Monarchies and Basilikon Doron (Royal Gift), in which he argues a theological basis for monarchy. In the True Law, he sets out the divine right of kings, explaining that kings are higher beings than other men for Biblical reasons, though "the highest bench is the sliddriest to sit upon". The document proposes an absolutist theory of monarchy, by which a king may impose new laws by royal prerogative but must also pay heed to tradition and to God, who would "stirre up such scourges as pleaseth him, for punishment of wicked kings"."

"In the 1580s and 1590s, James promoted the literature of his native country. He published his treatise Some Rules and Cautions to be Observed and Eschewed in Scottish Prosody in 1584 at the age of 18. It was both a poetic manual and a description of the poetic tradition in his mother tongue of Scots, applying Renaissance principles. He also made statutory provision to reform and promote the teaching of music, seeing the two in connection. One act of his reign urges the Scottish burghs to reform and support the teaching of music in Sang Sculis. In furtherance of these aims, he was both patron and head of a loose circle of Scottish Jacobean court poets and musicians known as the Castalian Band, which included William Fowler and Alexander Montgomerie among others, Montgomerie being a favourite of the King. James was himself a poet, and was happy to be seen as a practising member of the group. By the late 1590s, his championing of native Scottish tradition was reduced to some extent by the increasing likelihood of his succession to the English throne.[68] William Alexander and other courtier poets started to anglicise their written language, and followed the king to London after 1603.[69] James's role as active literary participant and patron made him a defining figure in many respects for English Renaissance poetry and drama, which reached a pinnacle of achievement in his reign,[70] but his patronage of the high style in the Scottish tradition, which included his ancestor James I of Scotland, became largely sidelined."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_VI_and_I

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_right_of_kings


Bard King James, King of Israel

"Because of the zeal of King James in promoting the translation of the Bible, the Authorised Version of the Bible opens with a letter of dedication to King James. This can be seen in most copies of the Authorised Version to this day. King James was a man with strong faith in the inspiration of Scripture. The accession of King James to the throne of England is very significant in English history. With the death of Queen Elizabeth I, there was no successor to the throne in England, and King James VI of Scotland became heir to the throne of England. Thus in 1603, King James VI of Scotland became King James I of the United Kingdom of England and Scotland. This was called the “Union of James”. The flags of England and Scotland were combined to become the first Union Jack. Jack comes from the French or Latin versions of James, being Jacques or Jacobus. The name "Jacobus" is to be seen on the gold medal of James I as shown at the start of this sheet. It was at this time also that the emblem of the Harp was introduced into the Royal Standard of England. The Harp is the emblem of the throne of David; which throne God promised through the Old Testament prophets would be established "to all generations" (PSALM 89). Historically, King James was a direct descendant of King David of Old Testament Israel, through the ancient kings of Scotland and Ireland, and Princess Tephi of the Davidic Royal House who brought the Davidic line to Ireland from the Middle East in 583 B.C. Thus, through King James I the royal line of David came to London where it remains to this day, Queen Elizabeth II being herself a direct descendant of David through King James I. The establishment of the United Kingdom under James I, was the fulfilment of the prophecy of the Bible; the translation of which Book James so vigorously promoted. This prophecy is quoted in the Latin motto shown on the reverse side of James' medal and reads , "Faciam eos in gentem unam", and means, "I will make them one nation". This is quoted from the prophecy of EZEKIEL 37:22, where God spoke of uniting the lost tribes of Israel under the throne of David."

"The name "Jacobus" is to be seen on the gold medal of James I as shown at the start of this sheet. It was at this time also that the emblem of the Harp was introduced into the Royal Standard of England. The Harp is the emblem of the throne of David; which throne God promised through the Old Testament prophets would be established "to all generations" (PSALM 89). Historically, King James was a direct descendant of King David of Old Testament Israel, through the ancient kings of Scotland and Ireland, and Princess Tephi of the Davidic Royal House who brought the Davidic line to Ireland from the Middle East in 583 B.C. Thus, through King James I the royal line of David came to London where it remains to this day, Queen Elizabeth II being herself a direct descendant of David through King James I."

source: https://www.cai.org/bible-studies/king-james-i-and-bible

James, The United Jack Bard King is Jacob

see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob%27s_Ladder


Zion is just 'noiz' backwards.

"Zionism... is the national movement of the Jewish people that supports the re-establishment of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the historic Land of Israel (roughly corresponding to Canaan, the Holy Land, or the region of Palestine). Modern Zionism emerged in the late 19th century in Central and Eastern Europe as a national revival movement, both in reaction to newer waves of antisemitism and as an imitative response to other exclusionary nationalist movements. Soon after this, most leaders of the movement associated the main goal with creating the desired state in Palestine, then an area controlled by the Ottoman Empire,"

"His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."

"The declaration was contained in a letter dated 2 November 1917 from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland. The text of the declaration was published in the press on 9 November 1917. Immediately following their declaration of war on the Ottoman Empire in November 1914, the British War Cabinet began to consider the future of Palestine. By late 1917, in the lead up to the Balfour Declaration, the wider war had reached a stalemate, with two of Britain's allies not fully engaged: the United States had yet to suffer a casualty, and the Russians were in the midst of a revolution. A stalemate in southern Palestine was broken by the Battle of Beersheba on 31 October 1917."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zionism  •  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balfour_Declaratio


"Anglo-Israelism has also been attributed to Francis Drake and James VI and I, who believed he was the King of Israel."

"Adriaan van Schrieck (1560-1621), who influenced Henry Spelman(1562-1641) and John Sadler (1615-1674), wrote in the early 17th century about his ideas on the origins of the Celtic and Saxon peoples. In 1649, Sadler published The Rights of the Kingdom, "which argues for an 'Israelite genealogy for the British people'". Aspects of British Israelism and its influences have also been traced to Richard Brothers' A Revealed Knowledge of the Prophecies and Times in 1794, John Wilson's Our Israelitish Origin (1840s), and John Pym Yeatman's The Shemetic Origin of the Nations of Western Europe (1879)."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Israelism#History_of_the_movement

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_right_of_kings

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globus_cruciger

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David  •  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_I_of_Scotland

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_VI_and_I

http://truthinhistory.org/queen-victoria-heir-to-king-davids-royal-throne.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balfour_Declaration   •  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zionism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_architecture

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornerstone

BRITISH ISRAEL

"Armstrong was a proponent of British Israelism (also known as Anglo-Israelism), which is the doctrine that people of Western European descent, especially the British Empire (Ephraim) and the United States (Manasseh), are descended from the "Ten Lost Tribes" of Israel.  It is also asserted that the German peoples are descended from ancient Assyrians. Armstrong believed that this doctrine provided a "key" to understanding biblical prophecy, and that he was specially called by God to proclaim these prophecies to the "lost tribes" of Israel before the coming of the "end-times". Grace Communion International, the lineal successor to Armstrong's original church, no longer teaches the doctrine,[9] but many offshoot churches continue to teach it even though critics assert that British Israelism is inconsistent with the findings of modern genetics."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_in_Prophecy

"British Israelism (also called Anglo-Israelism) is a movement which holds the view that the people of England (or more broadly, the people of United Kingdom) are "genetically, racially, and linguistically the direct descendants" of the Ten Lost Tribes of ancient Israel.[1] With roots in the 16th century, British Israelism was inspired by several 19th-century English writings, notably John Wilson's 1840 Our Israelitish Origin.[2] The movement never had a head organisation or a centralized structure. Various British Israelite organisations were set up throughout the British Empire as well as in America from the 1870s; a number of these organisations are still active today. In America, its ideas gave rise to the Christian Identity movement."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Israelism

"Until 1948, the primary goals of Zionism were the re-establishment of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel, ingathering of the exiles, and liberation of Jews from the antisemitic discrimination and persecution that they experienced during their diaspora. Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Zionism continues primarily to advocate on behalf of Israel and to address threats to its continued existence and security."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zionism   •   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balfour_Declaration


THE HISTORY OF TAXES:

Domesday Book or The "Book of Winchester"

"The assessors' reckoning of a man's holdings and their values, as recorded in Domesday Book, was dispositive and without appeal. The name "Domesday Book" (Middle English for "Doomsday Book") came into use in the 12th century. As Richard FitzNeal wrote in the Dialogus de Scaccario (circa 1179): for as the sentence of that strict and terrible last account cannot be evaded by any skilful subterfuge, so when this book is appealed to ... its sentence cannot be quashed or set aside with impunity."

"That is why we have called the book 'the Book of Judgement' ... because its decisions, like those of the Last Judgement, are unalterable."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domesday_Book

David Takes a Census

"21 Satan rose up against Israel and caused David to take a census of the people of Israel. 2 So David said to Joab and the commanders of the army, “Take a census of all the people of Israel—from Beersheba in the south to Dan in the north—and bring me a report so I may know how many there are.”

3 But Joab replied, “May the Lord increase the number of his people a hundred times over! But why, my lord the king, do you want to do this? Are they not all your servants? Why must you cause Israel to sin?”

4 But the king insisted that they take the census, so Joab traveled throughout all Israel to count the people. Then he returned to Jerusalem5 and reported the number of people to David. There were 1,100,000 warriors in all Israel who could handle a sword, and 470,000 in Judah.6 But Joab did not include the tribes of Levi and Benjamin in the census because he was so distressed at what the king had made him do.

Judgment for David’s Sin

7 God was very displeased with the census, and he punished Israel for it.8 Then David said to God, “I have sinned greatly by taking this census. Please forgive my guilt for doing this foolish thing.”"

source: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Chronicles+21&version=NLT


Atonement Money

https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/taxes/  •  https://chalcedon.edu/magazine/the-head-tax-the-only-god-endorsed-civil-tax

11 Then the LORD said to Moses, 

12 “When you take a census of the Israelites to count them, each one must pay the LORD a ransom for his life at the time he is counted. Then no plague will come on them when you number them. 

13 Each one who crosses over to those already counted is to give a half shekel, according to the sanctuary shekel, which weighs twenty gerahs. This half shekel is an offering to the LORD.

14 All who cross over, those twenty years old or more, are to give an offering to the LORD. 

15 The rich are not to give more than a half shekel and the poor are not to give less when you make the offering to the LORD to atone for your lives. 

16 Receive the atonement money from the Israelites and use it for the service of the tent of meeting. It will be a memorial for the Israelites before the LORD, making atonement for your lives.”

source: https://www.biblestudytools.com/exodus/passage/?q=exodus+30:11-16


"BUT IS IT TRUE?"

"The British-Israelites, represented by The Covenant Publishing Company in London and Destiny Publishers in Massachusetts, have long claimed that Queen Elizabeth II. is descended from King David of Israel and sits on his throne today. Herbert W. Armstrong -- founder of the Worldwide Church of God -- picked up on this idea in the 1920s and made it one of the principal doctrines in the Church's theology. Now dropped by the Worldwide Church of God, the idea remains alive in the Church of God International and the so-called Philadelphia Church of God."

"The truth may be even more remarkable than we realize!! Is Queen Elizabeth descended from David "the man after God's own heart"? What are the REAL facts of Irish history?"

source: http://www.biblemysteries.com/library/queen.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_W._Armstrong

THE RADIO CHURCH

"Originally based in Eugene, Oregon and named The Radio Church of God, the parent organization was founded in 1934 by radio- and televangelist Herbert Armstrong as a radio ministry that promoted a strict, minimalist doctrine. Armstrong prophesied that the world would end in 1975, observed a Saturday Sabbath, forbade medical interventions, and often required three tithes. The radio ministry initially spread Armstrong's prophecies and interpretations of the Bible via its national radio broadcast, The World Tomorrow, which later became a television program as well. After a few years on the air, Armstrong had developed a small following, so the church started publishing a free magazine, The Plain Truth, to supplement Armstrong's message in print for its radio audience. In 1947, the church relocated its headquarters to Ambassador College in Pasadena, California, also founded by Armstrong, and in 1968, the movement was renamed the Worldwide Church of God (WCG).  Under its WCG incarnation, the church developed a reputation as a "doomsday cult". Within a few years of Armstrong's death in 1986, the succeeding church administration conducted a thorough review of many of Armstrong's doctrines, in the light of their view on New Testament teaching; though many members and ministers left and formed other churches that conformed to many but not all of Armstrong's teachings. In 2009, the church changed its name from The Worldwide Church of God to its current name. The GCI is a member of the National Association of Evangelicals, and has 50,000 members in 900 congregations in about 100 countries."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Communion_International

"The radio inside this car brings guidance from above"

source: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/robertplant/turnitup.html

Robert Plant - Turn It Up @ Jools Holland


Monarchy Oliver Cromwell The King Killer

Monarchy Oliver Cromwell The King Killer full documentary series


Three Sea Based Royal Enterprises Revealed

Maritime law mattes.


Modern British Empire:

Who owns the land, the mines and the mints?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarchy_of_the_United_Kingdom

http://royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/insight/what-are-the-queens-powers-22069  •  http://www.businessinsider.com/weirdest-powers-queen-elizabeth-ii-british-sovereign-prerogative-swans-dolphins-2015-5

Please note the apologetics: http://foreignpolicy.com/2012/12/18/whats-stopping-queen-elizabeth-from-seizing-power/

Royal Approval Required

"The queen is still required to assent to all laws passed by parliament, though this is treated as a formality. The last monarch to withold assent was Queen Anne who blocked a bill settling militia in Scotland in 1707. In 1829, King George IV threatened to withold assent from a bill granting Catholics the right to sit in parliament but backed down after this prime minister threated to resign. "

source: http://foreignpolicy.com/2012/12/18/whats-stopping-queen-elizabeth-from-seizing-power/

What is royal assent?

The Queen must "rubber stamp" all parliamentary paper in order to magically turn it into mind altering and spell binding "Law".

"Once a bill has completed all the parliamentary stages in both Houses, it is ready to receive royal assent. This is when the Queen formally agrees to make the bill into an Act of Parliament (Law). There is no set time period between the conclusion of consideration of amendments/ping pong and royal assent. When royal assent has been given, an announcement is made in both Houses – by the Lord Speaker in the Lords and the Speaker in the Commons. At prorogation (the formal end to a parliamentary session), Black Rod interrupts the proceedings of the Commons and summons MPs to the Lords chamber to hear the Lords commissioners announce royal assent for the bills passed towards the end of the session which had not received royal assent earlier in the year."

source: https://www.parliament.uk/about/how/laws/passage-bill/lords/lrds-royal-assent/




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