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"Propaganda in the United States is spread by both government and media entities. Propaganda is information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to influence opinions. It's used in advertising, radio, newspaper, posters, books, television, and other media."  -  Propaganda in the United States - Wikipedia

"A man without a government is like a fish without a bicycle.” Alvaro Koplovich

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Stripping Off The Veils: Revelations & The Apocalypse of The Occult

 

"There is no way of acquiring knowledge except through the eye.  What is the foundation of all philosophical systems of ancient and modern times, in fact, of all the philosophy of men?  I am I think; I think, therefore I am.  But how could I think and how would I know that I exist, if I had not the eye?  For knowledge involve.; consciousness; consciousness involves ideas, conceptions; conceptions involve pictures or images, and images the sense of vision, and therefore the organ of sight.  But how about blind men, will be asked?  Yes, a blind man may depict in magnificent poems, forms and scenes from real life, from a world he physically does not see.  A blind man may touch the keys of an instrument with unerring precision, may model the fastest boat, may discover and invent, calculate and construct, may do still greater wonders—but all the blind men who have done such thinks have descended from those who had seeing eyes.  Nature may reach the same result in many ways.  Like a wave in the physical world, in the infinite ocean of the medium which pervades all, so in the world of organism:, in life, an impulse started proceeds onward, at times, may be, with the speed of light, at times, again, so slowly that for ages and ages it seems to stay; passing through processes of a complexity inconceivable to men, but in all its forms, in all its stages, its energy.  ever and ever integrally present.  A single ray of light from a distant star falling upon the eye of a tyrant in by-gone times, may have altered the course of his life, may have changed the destiny of nations, may have transformed the surface of the globe, so intricate, so inconceivably complex are the processes in Nature.  In no way can we get such an overwhelming idea of the grandeur of Nature, as when we consider, that in accordance with the law of the conservation of energy, throughout the infinite, the forces are in a perfect balance, and hence the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of a Universe.  It is not necessary that every individual, not even that every generation or many generations, should have the physical instrument of sight, in order to be able to form images and to think, that is, form ideas or conceptions; but sometime or other, during the process of evolution, the eye certainly must have existed, else thought, as we understand it, would be impossible; else conceptions, like spirit, intellect, mind, call it as you may, could not exist.  It is conceivable, that in some other world, in some other beings, the eye is replaced by a different organ, equally or more perfect, but these beings cannot be men.

Now what prompts us all to voluntary motions and actions of any kind?  Again the eye.  If I am conscious of the motion, I must have an idea or conception, that is, an image, therefore the eye.  If I am not precisely conscious of the motion, it is, because the images are vague or indistinct, being blurred by the superimposition of many.  But when I perform the motion, does the impulse which prompts me to the action come from within or from without?  The greatest physicists have not disdained to endeavour to answer this and similar questions and have at times abandoned themselves to the delights of pure and unrestrained thought.  Such questions are generally considered not to belong to the realm of positive physical science, but will before long be annexed to its domain.  Helmholtz has probably thought more on life than any modern scientist.  Lord Kelvin expressed his belief that life's process is electrical and that there is a force inherent to the organism and determining its motions.  just as much as I am convinced of any physical truth I am convinced that the motive impulse must come from the outside.  For, consider the lowest organism we know—and there are probably many lower ones—an aggregation of a few cells only.  If it is capable of voluntary motion it can perform an infinite number of motions, all definite and precise.  But now a mechanism consisting of a finite number of parts and few at that, cannot perform are infinite number of definite motions, hence the impulses which govern its movements must come from the environment.  So, the atom, the ulterior element of the Universe's structure, is tossed about in space eternally, a play to external influences, like a boat in a troubled sea.  Were it to stop its motion it would die: hatter at rest, if such a thin; could exist, would be matter dead.  Death of matter! Never has a sentence of deeper philosophical meaning been uttered.  This is the way in which Prof. Dewar forcibly expresses it in the description of his admirable experiments, in which liquid oxygen is handled as one handles water, and air at ordinary pressure is made to condense and even to solidify by the intense cold: Experiments, which serve to illustrate, in his language, the last feeble manifestations of life, the last quiverings of matter about to die.  But human eyes shall not witness such death.  There is no death of matter, for throughout the infinite universe, all has to move, to vibrate, that is, to live.

I have made the preceding statements at the peril of treading upon metaphysical ground; in my desire to introduce the subject of this lecture in a manner not altogether uninteresting, I may hope, to an audience such as I have the honor to address.  But now, then, returning to the subject, this divine organ of sight, this indispensable instrument for thought and all intellectual enjoyment, which lays open to us the marvels of this universe, through which we have acquired what knowledge we possess, and which prompts us to, and controls, all our physical and mental activity.  By what is it affected?  By light! What is light?"

Nikola Tesla

 

Mature Content Ahead:

 

 

Salome

"Salome is often identified with the dancing woman from the New Testament (Mark 6:17-29 and Matthew 14:3-11, where, however, her name is not given). Christian traditions depict her as an icon of dangerous female seductiveness, notably in regard to the dance mentioned in the New Testament, which is thought to have had an erotic element to it, and in some later transformations it has further been iconized as the Dance of the Seven Veils. Other elements of Christian tradition concentrate on her lighthearted and cold foolishness that, according to the gospels, led to John the Baptist's death. (Mark 6:25-27; Matthew 14:8-11)

A similar motif was struck by Oscar Wilde in his Salome, in which she plays the role of femme fatale. This parallel representation of the Christian iconography, made even more memorable by Richard Strauss' opera based on Wilde's work, is as consistent with Josephus' account as the traditional Christian depiction; however, according to the Romanized Jewish historian, Salome lived long enough to marry twice and raise several children. Few literary accounts elaborate the biographical data given by Josephus."

Seeing Past The Seven Occulting Veils

Revelation (n.) 

c. 1300, "disclosure of information to man by a divine or supernatural agency," from Old French revelacion and directly from Latin revelationem (nominative revelatio), noun of action from past participle stem of revelare "unveil, uncover, lay bare" (see reveal). General meaning "disclosure of facts" is attested from late 14c.; meaning "striking disclosure" is from 1862. As the name of the last book of the New Testament (Revelation of St. John), it is first attested late 14c. (see apocalypse); as simply Revelations, it is first recorded 1690s.

Apocalypse (n.) 

late 14c., "revelation, disclosure," from Church Latin apocalypsis "revelation," from Greek apokalyptein "uncover, disclose, reveal," from apo- "from" (see apo-) + kalyptein "to cover, conceal" (see Calypso). The Christian end-of-the-world story is part of the revelation in John of Patmos' book "Apokalypsis" (a title rendered into English as "Apocalypse" c. 1230 and "Revelations" by Wyclif c. 1380). 

Its general sense in Middle English was "insight, vision; hallucination;" meaning "a cataclysmic event" is modern. As agent nouns, apocalypst (1829), apocalypt(1834), and apocalyptist (1835) have been tried
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Occult (adj.) 

1530s, "secret, not divulged," from Middle French occulte and directly from Latin occultus "hidden, concealed, secret," past participle of occulere "cover over, conceal," from ob "over" (see ob-) + a verb related to celare "to hide," from PIE root *kel- (2) "to cover, conceal" (see cell). Meaning "not apprehended by the mind, beyond the range of understanding" is from 1540s. The association with the supernatural sciences (magic, alchemy, astrology, etc.) dates from 1630s.

A Tantalizing Fare

"Tantalus was a Greek mythological figure, most famous for his eternal punishment in Tartarus. He was made to stand in a pool of water beneath a fruit tree with low branches, with the fruit ever eluding his grasp, and the water always receding before he could take a drink. He was the father of PelopsNiobe and Broteas, and was a son of Zeus[1] and the nymph Plouto. Thus, like other heroes in Greek mythology such as Theseus and the Dioskouroi, Tantalus had both a hidden, divine parent and a mortal one."

The forbidden fruit. Classic and truly timeless. The apple from the Garden of Eden. The poisoned apple in Snow White's tale. The forbidden fruit of the Faerie Kingdom, Do not eat of such fruit unless you wish to stay in the "Other World" forever.

An Illuminating Interview

This exchange between Mr. Moyers and Joseph Campbell illuminates the problem of religion and the modern News ‘programming’ and other media that has replaced it. Modern history, current affairs and the governments that offer the solutions to the mostly concocted and artificial problems area all part of the theatrical show the 666 Yellow Minion Beast puts on for all of us. The truth, however has a way of shining through the lies. We can use the screens of art to that were meant to trap us, to free our minds and imaginations. We can embrace out Natural heritage as creators in this creation. We are all artists.

From Episode 4 - 'Sacrifice & Bliss' of the PBS series 'The Power of Myth'

From The Power of Myth:

“JOSEPH CAMPBELL:…When man had eaten of the fruit of the first tree, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he is said to have been expelled from the garden. He had already expelled himself from the garden. The garden is the place of unity, nonduality, nonduality of male and female, nonduality of man and God, nonduality of good and evil. You eat the duality, and you’re on the way out. So this tree of the nonduality, is the tree of the exit.

Now, the tree of coming back to the garden is the tree of immortal life. Where you know that “I and the father are one.” And the two that seem to become one again. And this is exactly the tree under which the Buddha sits.

BILL MOYERS: The tree of wisdom?

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: The tree of immortal life, of the knowledge of immortal life. And the Buddha under his tree, and Christ hanging on his tree are the same image. They are the same image. The one who has died to the flesh and been reborn in the spirit. This is an essential experience of any mystical realization; you die to your flesh and are born to your spirit. You identify yourself with the consciousness and life of which your body is but the vehicle. You die to the vehicle and become identified in your consciousness with that of which the vehicle is the carrier, do you understand me? And that is the god.

So that what you get in the vegetation traditions is this notion of identity behind the surface display of duality, identity behind it all. All of these are manifestations of the One. The one radiance shines through all things. The function of art, in a way, is to reveal through the object here the radiance, and that’s what you get when you see the beautiful organization of a fortunately composed work of art. You just say, aha. Somehow it speaks to the order in your own life. ‘This is a realization through art of the very thing that the religions are concerned to render.

BILL MOYERS: That death is life and life is death, and that the two are in accord.

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: You have to have a balance between death and life. They’re two aspects of the same thing, which is being/becoming.

BILL MOYERS: And that’s in all of these stories?

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: All of them. I don’t know one where death is rejected.

BILL MOYERS: This idea of sacrifice is so foreign to our world today.

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: Well, the old idea of being sacrificed is not what we think at all.

BILL MOYERS: No?

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: Just consider: I think the great model of sacrifice is the Mayan Indian ball game. You know they had a kind of basketball game, there’s a loop there up in the stadium wall, and the idea was to get this big heavy ball through that. I don’t know how they did it, with their shoulders or heads or something or other. And the captain of the winning team was sacrificed on the field by the captain of the losing team, his head was cut off. And going to your sacrifice as the winning stroke of your life is the essence of the early sacrificial idea.

There’s a wonderful story that I found in the Jesuit relations, you know, the Jesuits here in the 17th century as missionaries up in Canada and northern New York state and so forth, of a young Iroquois boy who had just been captured by the Hurons or perhaps it was the other way around, I’ve forgotten. And he was being brought to be tortured to death. The Northeast Indians engaged in a systematic torture, which would go on for a long time, and the ordeal was to be sustained with a smile, without flinching, that was it. That was real manhood.

But the boy is brought to this as though he were being brought to his wedding. He is singing, and the people with him are treating him as though they were his hosts and he was the honored guest. And he played the game with them, knowing where he was going. And the priests describing the thing are absolutely bewildered by the situation, and they say that the mockery of this kind of hospitality for people who are then going to be become the brutes. No, those people were the priests! And this was the sacrifice of the altar, and that boy was Jesus, you know, by analogy. And the priest every day is celebrating mass, which is an imitation or repetition actually of the sacrifice of the cross. That’s what this priest was witnessing.

But then you have it also, in John, in the Acts of John: Jesus, before going to crucify the Jesus dance, that’s one of the most beautiful passages in the Christian tradition. In the Matthew, Mark, Luke and John gospels, it’s certainly mentioned that we sang a hymn and Jesus went forth. Well, here you have the whole hymn described: in a ring, Jesus in the center, saying, ‘join hands and we’ll sing and we’ll dance,’ and he says, ‘I am this, I am that, I am so forth and so forth, amen, amen.’ Oh, my God, it’s grand. And then he walks out to be crucified. When you go to your death that way as a god, you are going to your eternal life. What’s sad about that? Let’s make it great And they do.

BILL MOYERS: The god of death is the lord of the dance.

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: The god of death is the lord of sex at the same time.

BILL MOYERS: What do you mean?

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: It’s a marvelous thing. One after another, you can see these gods Ghede, the death god of the Haitian voodoo, is also the sex god. Wotan had one eye covered and the other uncovered, do you see, and at the same time was the lord of life. Osiris, the lord of death and the lord of the generation of life. It’s a basic theme: that which dies is born. You have to have death in order to have life.

Now, this is the origin thought really of the head hunt, in Southeast Asia and particularly in the Indonesian zone. The head hunt, right up to now, has been a sacred act, it’s a sacred killing: Unless there is death, there cannot be birth, and a young man, before he can be permitted to marry and become a father, must have gone forth and had his kill.

BILL MOYERS: What does that say to you?

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: Well, that every generation has to die in order that the next generation should come. As soon as you beget or give birth to a child, you are the dead one; the child is the new life and you are simply the protector of that new life.

BILL MOYERS: Your time has come and you know it.

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: Yeah, well, that’s why there is this deep psychological association of begetting and dying.

BILL MOYERS: Isn’t there some relationship between what you’re saying and this fact, that a father will give his life for his son, a mother will give her life for her child?”

Ep. 4: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth -- 'Sacrifice and Bliss ...

https://youtu.be/6y0dFepkmqE

XXX Marks The G-O-D SPOT

The Lord of Sex is The Lord of Death. They are two sides of the same coin. This might explain why the Yellow Journal Beast makes use of both sexually explicit narratives and material along side horrific images and narratives of murder and war. This might also explain the military’s long fascination with both sex and death as well. Tales of homosexual activity are the literal stuff of Ancient Greek Homeric legend and the more recent tales of U.S. Air Force wife swapping parties are clear evidence that the cultural manipulators are simply continuing a long tradition of yellow journalistic, childish nonsense. What like minded willing adults do together is their business. Common sense must apply. We all need to grow up and stop letting sensational tall tales of sex and death distract us from reality.

Homosexuality in the militaries of ancient Greece was regarded as contributing to morale.[1] Although the primary example is the Sacred Band of Thebes, a unit said to have been formed of same-sex couples, the Spartan tradition of military heroism has also been explained in light of strong emotional bonds resulting from homosexual relationships.[2] Various ancient Greek sources record incidents of courage in battle and interpret them as motivated by homoerotic bonds.”

Homosexuality in ancient Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

-So-called “key parties” originated on military bases in the 1940s, ... American swingers were crew-cut World War II air force pilots and their …”

Not All Military Adultery Results in Scandal | Psychology Today

see also: Homosexuality in ancient Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Swinging (sexual practice) - Wikipedia

THE BEAST

The seven heads of the beast refer us to the seven whole notes of the musical scale or the seven colors of the rainbow, (visual arts). The seven heads of the beasts of Revelations would seem to indicate art in the service of lies. All major and culturally important art and architecture has always been paid for and commissioned by the elite for the underlying and fundamental purpose of reinforcing belief systems that are designed to keep us, the mass public and even the so-called ‘leisure’ classes in our place. We do not know it, but we are all wage slaves with real economic chains, whether our cages are gilded or not. 

The basis for all beliefs in the power of so-called Royalty, Military, Religion, the University System and institutions like Government, The “Justice” System and the News are all founded and grounded in a mythological, dreamlike and childlike reasoning.

The mythological nightmare we call culture, civilization and history is nothing more than the fantasy of   a few childish minds who started the scam and racket we call civilization centuries ago.

This literal game of Royal make believe is nothing but a Global Mafia run scam andcrime of protection racketeering. We have been led to believe we are free but we are not. Economic chains of paper, that have gone digital, bind all of us, to a very real pyramid scheme. Please check out the article index for more.

Seduced By The Five Senses

The five senses represent the means by which an organism interacts with its environment. The senses of sight is perhaps the primary means by which humanity understands existence. We are creatures who are easily distracted by imagery. The sense of sound is another important means by which we interact with our world and more importunity each other. Both sight and sound are the medium for the arts.

Cooking, for example,  is the art of crafting fare for the senses of taste and smells. Massage and other, literal sensual arts, are the means by which the sense of touch is used a a "medium of communication".

 Such artifices can either attempt to trap the human consciousness at the lower animalistic levels of being, or art can be used to communicate a means by which one may transcend their own lower nature and perhaps even experience something of the divine within themselves.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Pandora's Box

Pandora is an Ancient Greek version of Eve.

"In classical Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to create her. So he did, using water and earth. The gods endowed her with many gifts: Athena clothed her, Aphrodite gave her beauty, Apollo gave her musical ability, and Hermes gave her speech.

According to Hesiod, when Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Prometheus' brother Epimetheus. Pandora opens a jar containing death and many other evils which were released into the world. She hastened to close the container, but the whole contents had escaped except for one thing that lay at the bottom – Elpis (usually translated "hope", though it could also mean "expectation")."

Reaping The Fruit of Labor

"The second part of the Genesis creation narrativeGenesis 2:4–3:24, opens with Adonai Elohim (the LORD God, lit. YHWH Elohim, see Names of God in Judaism) creating the first man (Adam), whom he placed in a garden that he planted "eastward in Eden". "

"The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. —Genesis 2:9"

"The man was free to eat from any tree in the garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Last of all, the God made a woman (Eve) from a rib of the man to be a companion to the man. In chapter 3, the man and the woman were seduced by the serpent into eating the forbidden fruit, and they were expelled from the garden to prevent them from eating of the tree of life, and thus living forever. Cherubims were placed east of the garden, "and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep him away from the tree of life". (Gen.3:24)"

Enthralling Enterprises

enthrall (v.) 

also enthral "to hold in mental or moral bondage," 1570s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + thrall (n.). Literal sense (1610s) is rare in English. Related: Enthralledenthralling.

Idolatry might be thought of as images created by artists employed for the sole purpose of enslaving the minds of men and women. The naked human form and the sexuality that goes along with it, has long been the subject of the artists' and public "eye". Art is not used to free the mind, but instead it is used not as a tool for free expression, but as one that ultimately leads to a shallow and very artificial experience. Here art is used as a tool of the State itself. A tool of the Government. The word government ultimately meaning " mind control". 

The Devil Made Me Do It

Actress, model, belly dancer, Diane Webber, pictured from her Playboy photography circa the late 1950's.

see also: The A.A. Morris Article: The Mainstream Media & Satanism

The Wild Wild World of Jayne

"Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer; April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American actress in film, theatre, and television. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s and 20th Century Fox's alternative to Marilyn Monroe who came to be known as the "Working Man's Monroe".[1][2] She was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts, such as wardrobe malfunctions.[3][4] She was one of Hollywood's original blonde bombshells,[5] and, although many people have never seen her movies,[6] Mansfield remains one of the most recognizable icons of 1950s celebrity culture.[6]"

Jayne Ponders The Art of The Striptease, in "The Wild Wild World of Jayne Mansfield", below:

"Striptease involves a slow, sensuous undressing. The stripper may prolong the undressing with delaying tactics such as the wearing of additional clothes or putting clothes or hands in front of just undressed body parts such as the breasts or genitalia. The emphasis is on the act of undressing along with sexually suggestive movement, rather than the state of being undressed. In the past, the performance often finished as soon as the undressing was finished, though today's strippers usually continue dancing in the nude.[2][3] The costume the stripper wears before disrobing can form part of the act. In some cases, audience interaction can form part of the act, with audience urging the stripper to remove more clothing, or the stripper approaching the audience to interact with them.

Striptease and public nudity have been subject to legal and cultural prohibitions and other aesthetic considerations and taboos. Restrictions on venues may be through venue licensing requirements and constraints and a wide variety of national and local laws. These laws vary considerably around the world, and even between different parts of the same country.

H. L. Mencken is credited with coining the word "ecdysiast" – from "ecdysis", meaning "to molt" – in response to a request from striptease artist Georgia Sothern, for a "more dignified" way to refer to her profession. Gypsy Rose Lee, one of the most famous striptease artists of all time, approved of the term.[4][5][6]"

The Wild Wild World of Jayne Mansfield - Jayne decides to learn how to strip in order to advance her career. Keep watching for the "Adam and Eve" act, a bit later in the film.

Mansfield was known for performing Publicity Stunts

“A mirror neuron is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another.[1][2][3] Thus, the neuron "mirrors" the behavior of the other, as though the observer were itself acting. Such neurons have been directly observed in primate species.[4] Birds have been shown to have imitative resonance behaviors and neurological evidence suggests the presence of some form of mirroring system.[4][5] In humans, brain activity consistent with that of mirror neurons has been found in the premotor cortex, the supplementary motor area, the primary somatosensory cortex and the inferior parietal cortex.[6]

The function of the mirror system in humans is a subject of much speculation. Some researchers in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology consider that this system provides the physiological mechanism for the perception/action coupling (see the common coding theory).[3] They argue that mirror neurons may be important for understanding the actions of other people, and for learning new skills by imitation. Some researchers speculate that mirror systems may simulate observed actions, and thus contribute to theory of mind skills,[7][8] while others relate mirror neurons to language abilities.[9] Neuroscientists such as Marco Iacoboni (UCLA) have argued that mirror neuron systems in the human brain help us understand the actions and intentions of other people. In a study published in March 2005 Iacoboni and his colleagues reported that mirror neurons could discern if another person who was picking up a cup of tea planned to drink from it or clear it from the table.[10] In addition, Iacoboni has argued that mirror neurons are the neural basis of the human capacity for emotions such as empathy.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_neuron

The Serpent Made Me Do it

"The expulsion from Eden narrative begins with a dialogue between the woman and a serpent,[15] identified in Gen. 3:1 as an animal that was more crafty than any other animal made by God, though, it should be noted, Genesis does not identify the serpent with Satan."

Riding The Pendragon

"At a banquet celebrating their victories Uther becomes obsessively enamoured of Gorlois' wife, Igerna (Igraine), and a war ensues between Uther and his vassal. Gorlois sends Igerna to the impregnable castle of Tintagel for protection while he himself is besieged by Uther in another town. Uther consults with Merlin who uses his magic to transform the king into the likeness of Gorlois and thus gain access to Igerna at Tintagel. He spends the night with her and they conceive a son, Arthur, but the next morning it is discovered that Gorlois had been killed. Uther marries Igerna and they have another child, a daughter called Anna (in later romances she is called Morgause and is usually Igerna's daughter by her previous marriage). Morgause later marries King Lot and becomes the mother of Gawain and Mordred."

The trailer from the film "Excalibur" below:

Excalibur trailer 1981

Svadhishthana:

"Svadhishthana contains unconscious desires, especially sexual desire, and it is said that to raise the kundalini shakti (energy of consciousness) above Svadhishthana is extremely difficult . Many saints have had to face the sexual temptations associated with this chakra."

Solomon & Sheba

The Biblical Solomon is no different, here he is lured by the attractive pagan beauty Sheba. Clip below;

Edited with genuinely Pagan music (Cantara by Dead Can Dance), this is from Solomon and Sheba (1959). The music used in the movie was just too silly.

All Must Dance For The Pleasure of King Solomon

"Sheba is typically identified as Saba, a nation once spanning the Red Sea on the coasts of what are now EritreaSomaliaEthiopia and Yemen, in Arabia Felix. In a Rabbinical account (e.g., Targum Sheni), Solomon was accustomed to ordering the living creatures of the world to dance before him (Rabbinical accounts say that Solomon had been given control over all living things by Yahweh), but one day upon discovering that the mountain-cock or hoopoe (Hebrew name: shade) was absent, he summoned it to him, and the bird told him that it had been searching for somewhere new.

The bird had discovered a land in the east, exceedingly rich in gold, silver, and plants, whose capital was called Kitor and whose ruler was the Queen of Sheba, and the bird, on its own advice, was sent by Solomon to request the queen's immediate attendance at Solomon's court."

LUST: One of The Seven Deadly Sins

Solomon and Sheba

"The film's theme differs substantially from Biblical sources and is highly fictionalized, most notably in representing the Queen of Sheba as an ally of ancient Egypt in opposition to King Solomon of Israel, and in her having a love affair with Solomon.

Under the rule of King David, Israel is united and prosperous, although surrounded by enemies, including Egypt and its allies. The ageing King favours Solomon to succeed him, but his elder brother Adonijah (George Sanders), a warrior, declares himself King. When David learns of this, he publicly announces Solomon to be his successor. Adonijah and Joab, his general, withdraw in rage, but Solomon later offers his brother the command of the army, knowing that it may be used against him.

Israel continues to prosper under Solomon's rule. The Queen of Sheba (Gina Lollobrigida) conspires with the Egyptian Pharaoh to undermine Solomon's rule by seducing him and introducing Sheban pagan worship into Jerusalem. Solomon is indeed bewitched by her, and the two begin living together under the pretense of forming an alliance between their two kingdoms. The king's reputation is damaged, but at the same time Sheba begins to truly fall in love with him and regret her plotting. Things come to a head when Solomon recklessly allows a Sheban 'love festival' (in fact an orgy in celebration of a pagan goddess) to be held within Israel. In an act of divine retribution, lightning from heaven destroys the Sheban altar and damages the newly built Temple in Jerusalem, and the land is beset with a famine. Solomon is publicly rebuked by the people; the High Priest and Nathan the Prophet disown him."

Bacchus: The God of Lust

"In Livy's account, the new Bacchic mysteries were originally restricted to women and held only three times a year; but were corrupted by the Etruscan-Greek version, and thereafter drunken men and women of all ages and social classes cavorted in a sexual free-for-all five times a month. Livy relates their various outrages against Rome's civil and religious laws and morality; a secretive, subversive and potentially revolutionary counter-culture."

Lust (n.) 

"Old English lust "desire, appetite, pleasure; sensuous appetite," from Proto-Germanic *lustuz (cognates: Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch, German lust, Old Norse lyst, Gothic lustus "pleasure, desire, lust"), from PIE *las- "to be eager, wanton, or unruly" (cognates: Latin lascivus "wanton, playful, lustful;" see lascivious). 

In Middle English, "any source of pleasure or delight," also "an appetite," also "a liking for a person," also "fertility" (of soil). Sense of "sinful sexual desire, degrading animal passion" (now the main meaning) developed in late Old English from the word's use in Bible translations (such as lusts of the flesh to render Latin concupiscentia carnis [I John ii:16]); the cognate words in other Germanic languages tend still to mean simply "pleasure."

Lust (v.) 

c. 1200, "to wish, to desire," from lust (n.) and Old English lystan (see list (v.4)). Sense of "to have a strong sexual desire (for or after)" is first attested 1520s in biblical use. Related: Lusted; lusting."

Sex As Distraction: Mephistopheles and the Vision of Faust

Walpurgisnacht

"A folk belief holds that in the night between April 30 and May 1, Walpurgis Night, upon the boulders in the Harz mountains, the witches meet in celebration with the devil. The celebration is a Bacchanalia of the evil and demonic powers.

At this festival, Mephistopheles draws Faust from the plane of love to the sexual plane, to distract him from Gretchen's fate. Mephistopheles is costumed here as a Junker and with cloven hooves. Mephistopheles lures Faust into the arms of a naked young witch, but he is distracted by the sight of Medusa, who appears to him in "his lov'd one's image": a "lone child, pale and fair", resembling "sweet Gretchen".

Gretchen has drowned the newborn child in her despair, and has been condemned to death in consequence. Now she awaits her execution. Faust feels culpable for her plight and reproaches Mephistopheles, who however insists that Faust himself plunged Gretchen into perdition. Mephistopheles accuses Faust of initiating the pact: "did we force ourselves on thee, or thou on us?", but finally agrees to assist Faust in rescuing Gretchen from her cell.

Dungeon, Gretchen's release

Mephistopheles procures the key to the dungeon, and puts the guards to sleep, so that Faust may enter. Gretchen is no longer subject to the illusion of youth upon Faust, and initially does not recognize him. Faust attempts to persuade her to escape, but she refuses because she recognizes that Faust no longer loves her, but pities her. When she sees Mephistopheles, she is frightened and implores to heaven: "Judgment of God! To thee my soul I give!". Mephistopheles pushes Faust from the prison with the words: "She now is judged" (Sie ist gerichtet). Gretchen's salvation, however, is proven by voices from above: "is saved" (ist gerettet)."

The Mark of The Bestial The Witches Sabbath

"The most common belief on which authors agreed is that Satan was present at the Sabbat, often as a goat or satyr, and many agreed that more demons were present. Another belief said that sometimes a person could offer his/her own body to be possessed by some demon serving as a medium (see demon possession). It was believed[by whom?] that the Sabbat commenced at midnight and ended at dawn, beginning with a procession, continuing with a banquet, then a Black Mass, and culminating with an orgy in which uninhibited sexual intercourse with demons in male or female form was practiced. Consumption of hallucinogens and sometimes alcohol was often reported."

Swinging Sixties Style!!!

"History of Swinging in North America

There is no seminal event that can be identified as the marker for the onset of swinging in North America (Bergstrand & Williams, 2000; Butler, 1979). Rather, it appears that swinging was the natural progression of a movement that started in the 19th century that produced free love as a practical concept. This movement, the Bohemian free love movement, took root especially in the popular Greenwich Village district of New York City between 1915 and 1925 (Pedersen, 1991). These bohemians were referred to as love radicals. This movement continued to take shape well into the late twenties, producing, among other events, the onset of petting parties where individuals engaged in open sexual activity (Pedersen). 

Gay Talese (1980) in his book Thy Neighbor's Wife explored the emergence of "key clubs" during the period following World War II. According to Talese, key clubs were created during World War II by Air Force fighter pilots who had moved their families to live with them near bases where they were stationed. Key clubs got their name after house keys were put in a hat at the end of social parties at the base; husbands would retrieve the keys by chance to determine who among the wives would be their sexual partner for the night. It was in these pilot communities that the concept of sharing began to include spouse sharing. It was common to find couples engaged in non-monogamous, casual sex interactions, and wife swapping became common and acceptable (Gould, 1999; McGinley, 1995). 

The 1950s witnessed the emergence of more organized mate swapping clubs in suburban America. The popular media started to explore the rumors of suburban sex clubs, dubbed wife-swapping clubs, where group sex took place. Several investigative articles were written on the subject and swingers were portrayed as immoral, deviant individuals showing a psychopathological behavior (Butler, 1979). 

However, the term swingers came about in the early 1970s and superseded the previous terminology of wife swapping, used by the media. Wife swappers was a term considered by the adherents of co-marital sex to imply sexual inequality since it presumed that husbands swapped their wives as merchandise or possessions, and that the wives were unwilling participants and merely obeyed the wishes of their husbands who swapped them as they saw fit (Denfeld & Gordon, 1970). 

In the 1960s, the modern swinging movement took shape and started in earnest (Gould, 1999). The first organization to acknowledge the swinging movement was the Sexual Freedom League in Berkeley, California. At that time, the only means of communication for swingers looking for other same-minded individuals was through the placement of ads in local magazines and newspapers (Gould, 1999; McGinley, 1995). 

In the early 1970s, the evolution of open marriages based on the concept of non-possessiveness was taking root. In some marriages spouses accepted each other’s infidelity and extra-marital adventures. The concept seems to have been a natural progression of the free love theory of the late sixties (O’Neill & O’Neill, 1972). The concept of having more than one loving relationship at a time also made its debut in the sixties and may be responsible for the sexual philosophy active in many hippie communities of the time (Wesp, 1992). 

In the 1970s, the North American Swing Clubs Association in the United States was established to serve as an umbrella organization representing swingers and swinging clubs throughout the country. The Association's official definition of swinging states that swinging is the popular and internationally accepted term for recreational, social sex between consenting adults(McGinley, 1995; NASCA International, 2000, p. 9). In 1972, George and Nena O’Neill (1972) conducted an anthropological study of the emerging swinging community in Manhattan and referred to swingers as 

an emerging sub-cultural group characterized by 'amorphous' cliques. These groups were composed of members of diverse clans and unrelated kinship groups who gathered on specific occasions to partake in a communal rite involving displays of togetherness and group relatedness consisting primarily of sexual interaction” (p. 101)

The O’Neills were interested in exploring the psychodynamic aspects of open marriages, their psychological motivation, fantasy development and realization, and the effects of such behavior on self-esteem and self-perception. 

In the 1980s, the swinging community participants started to refer to their engagement in extra-dyadic sexual behavior as the lifestyle in order to shed the stereotypical term swingerscommonly used by the popular media (Gould, 1999). The name-shift expressed the feeling shared by most swingers that their behavior was not an aberration or deviance, but rather part of a larger event in which extra-dyadic sex was an integral part of the couple’s lifestyle. Some of the social clubs organized by the swinging community adopted the term playcouples to describe the involvement of both partners in extra-dyadic, playful, sexual experience (Gould, 1999). 

When asked about the concept of swinging, many people in mainstream society disapprove of the behavior because they equate it with infidelity or “cheating” (Jenks, 1998). Moreover, there is still a widely accepted perception in the general population that swingers are unhappy individuals looking to fix or remedy unhappy marriages, or that swingers are deviant, socio-pathological individuals in need of marriage counseling (Jenks, 1998). Gilmartin (1975) asked non-swingers how they would feel if a swinger moved into their neighborhood. A large portion of the people sampled voiced strong objections. Likewise, Jenks (1985) asked non-swingers how they perceived swingers concerning their overall behaviors and attitudes. He found that non-swingers, for the most part, perceived swingers as non-whites who were habitual drug and alcohol users (Jenks, 1998)."

http://www.ejhs.org/Volume12/Swinging2.htm

The History of The Military & Swinging

“History and Politics - Community Origins

As far as anyone knows5, swinging (as this community exists today, in the United States) had its roots amongst an elite group of U.S. Air Force fighter pilots during World War II. These men were wealthy enough to move their wives close to base, and the fact that their fatality rate was the highest of any branch of service led to an unusual social milieu in which non-monogamy between these pilots' wives and other pilots became acceptable.6 These arrangements persisted near Air Force bases throughout World War II and into the Korean War.

By the time the Korean War ended, these groups7 had spread from the bases to the nearby suburbs. The media picked up on them in 1957 and promptly dubbed the phenomenon ``wife-swapping.''8 Although the media didn't treat this new phenomenon respectfully, the public's response made it clear that they wanted to hear more. By 1960, there were over 20 widely-available magazines which carried ``swinger'' ads.9 These magazines provided a medium through which the first swinger parties could advertise themselves, and the first permanent clubs began appearing in the late 1960's.10

Organized swinging outside California was originally all ``off-premise.''11 This was also true for New York until the legendary on-premise club ``Plato's Retreat'' was founded12; in the South, Midwest, and Northwest, dances13 remained the most popular form of off-premise swinging. All of these clubs were completely independent entities and there were no national gatherings.

Dr. Robert McGinley founded the Lifestyles Organization in 1975, through which he began hosting the first national Lifestyles Conventions14 along with his first efforts to improve the public image of swinging.15 He subsequently founded the North American Swing Club Association (NASCA) in 1979, with the intent that NASCA serve as a trade and standards organization for swing club owners.

The swinger's community continued to grow throughout the 1980's and 1990's16, and is currently enjoying an upsurge of interest and growth.17 Although single women are almost always welcome at today's swinging events, the degree to which single men are accepted varies from club to club. Although female bisexuality is common in the swing community, male bisexual activity is still almost non-existent at swing events.

 

Political Struggles and Strategy

The swing community won their first major political battle in 1996-199718 against the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).19 As Gould [9] describes it, the rhetoric they used in this struggle was a textbook example of how sex-positive communities of any kind can find common ground with the public:

 

    1    They argued that the ABC was attempting to regulate the private sexual behavior of citizens, which made the ABC's actions everyone's concern rather than just one organization's concern.

    2    They got the ACLU and other free-speech / first-amendment advocates involved, as a result of the ABC's interest in shutting down a display of erotic art at their convention. McGinley considered this issue to be his ``high ground,'' and recognized that many consider censorship of art or speech to be warning signs that government is on the wrong path.20

    3    They aligned themselves, at least rhetorically, with the political struggles of other sexual minorities (particularly the gay community). This framed the debate in terms more favorable to them.

Swing clubs in some cities and states have faced unfair treatment from local authorities (typically via selectively enforcing zoning regulations, or passing new ordinances). Recently, this has occurred in Florida and Arizona.

The Arizona case is particularly interesting, because it essentially resulted from a failure to align with other sexual minority groups. When asked why Phoenix was shutting down its five swing clubs but leaving its gay male sex club (``The Chute'') in peace, a City Attorney gave the following remarkable answer [11]:

 

The gay constituency is very vocal, and they resist what they perceive to be the government's attempt to focus specifically on places frequented by homosexuals... They consider themselves a minority group, which creates an extra layer of analysis we have to go through so we're not perceived as picking on gay people.

At least on its surface, this is a compelling argument for cooperation and solidarity amongst the various elements of sex-positive culture.

 

Media Coverage

The national media has been fairly erratic on the subject of swinging, and frequently falls back on their tried-and-true approach to sex-positive culture in general (i.e. ``titillate the public with it so you can increase sales, then judge it harshly so you can maintain editorial credibility.'') A surprising number of reporters have stooped to making small-minded comments about attendees' appearances or ages, as if to imply that only fashion models should have the right to sexual enjoyment.

However, Gould's recently-published book [9], the increased level of respect gained through the recent legal victories in California, and the general public's negative reaction to media coverage of the Monica Lewinksy scandal, may ultimately result in more respectful and objective media coverage of swinging.”

http://www.sexuality.org/swinging.html

Published on Jul 14, 2015

Caligula is a biographical film focusing on the rise and fall of the Roman Emperor Caligula. It stars Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole and John Gielgud. It is the only feature film produced by the men's magazine Penthouse. Producer Bob Guccione, the magazine's founder, intended to produce an explicit adult film within a feature film narrative, which had high production values. He cast Penthouse Pets as extras in unsimulated sexual scenes filmed during post-production by Guccione and Giancarlo Lui.

Star Trek: Dancing Orion Women

Orion the Hunter, the astrological constellation. Green skinned Orion women from the classic Star Trek TV Series. These slave women were reminiscent of earlier Hollywood fare. Lust is a powerful emotion. Lust can easily be used to distract or mislead. Lust is considered to be a lower form of consciousness. Lust is represented by the second chakra.

Orion slave girls anthology.

the Secret History of Burlesque! Now it can-can be revealed! Count Scotchula presents: The Big REVEAL with host FOXY TANN (aka) The Boss Of Burlesque. in this episode Foxy takes us back to the Trocadero Theater - in the 30s to see what really happened on one tragic night.

The Art of Burlesque

"By the 1880s, the four distinguishing characteristics of American burlesque had evolved:

Minimal costuming, often focusing on the female form.
Sexually suggestive dialogue, dance, plotlines and staging.

Quick-witted humor laced with puns, but lacking complexity.
Short routines or sketches with minimal plot cohesion across a show."

STRIPORAMA

"A meeting of the “Council of Culture” is taking place in New York City. The council is collecting various art forms for inclusion in a time capsule, However, the council members refuse to consider having mention of burlesque entertainment in their time capsule. News of the decisions reaches a trio of burlesque comics (Jack Diamond, Mandy Kay and Charles Harris), who disrupt the council’s meeting by imitating gangsters. The three funnymen take out a movie projector to offer evidence of the artistic value of burlesque entertainment. The remainder of the film is a plotless revue that features such acts as stripper Rosita Royce dancing with a number of trained birds, the Apache-style dance duo of Marinette and Andre, a male bodybuilder dubbed “Mr. America” who flexes his muscles and plays the harmonica while balancing a blonde woman on his shoulders, a number of routines featuring solo women (including Lili St. Cyr) in various acts of undressing, and several comedy sketches including Diamond, Kay and Harris"

Striporama film Trailer

Betty Page

"Bettie Mae Page (April 22, 1923 – December 11, 2008) was an American model who gained a significant profile in the 1950s for her pin-up photos.[2][3] Often referred to as the "Queen of Pinups", her jet black hairblue eyes, and trademark bangs have influenced artists for generations.[4]

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Page lived in California in her early adult years before moving to New York City to pursue work as an actress. There, she began to find work as a pin-up model, and posed for dozens of photographers throughout the 1950s. Page was "Miss January 1955", one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine. "I think that she was a remarkable lady, an iconic figure in pop culture who influenced sexuality, taste in fashion, someone who had a tremendous impact on our society," said Playboy founder Hugh Hefner to the Associated Press in 2008.[5]"


Apollo: The God of Music and The Arts

The Number Seven Representing Art:

The Seven Indiviudal Musical Notes of the Octave and The Seven Coors of The Rainbow are the basic building blocks.

The Seven Classical Planets

"In antiquity, the classical planets or naked eye planets were the seven non-fixed objects visible in the sky. The classical planets were, therefore, the Sun and Moon and the five planets MercuryVenusMarsJupiter, and Saturn. The name planet comes from the Greek term πλανήτης, planētēs, meaning "wanderer", as ancient astronomers noted how certain lights moved across the sky with the other stars. They called these objects asteres planetai, or wandering stars. Together they form the seven classical planets or seven planets of the ancients."

You and The Universe Are One

The Seven Planets correspond to the Kundalini Seven Chakras or energy centers of the human body. The human body can be thought of as a microcosmic version of the macrocosmic Universe.

The Ptolemaic System

The Five Wits

"In the time of William Shakespeare, there were commonly reckoned to be five wits and five senses.[3] The five wits were sometimes taken to be synonymous with the five senses,[3] but were otherwise also known and regarded as the five inward wits, distinguishing them from the five senses, which were the five outward wits.[4][5]

Much of this conflation has resulted from changes in meaning. In Early Modern English, "wit" and "sense" overlapped in meaning. Both could mean a faculty of perception (although this sense dropped from the word "wit" during the 17th century). Thus "five wits" and "five senses" could describe both groups of wits/senses, the inward and the outward, although the common distinction, where it was made, was "five wits" for the inward and "five senses" for the outward.[6]

The inward and outward wits are a product of many centuries of philosophical and psychological thought, over which the concepts gradually developed, that have their origins in the works of Aristotle (who only defined four senses, however). The concept of five outward wits came to medieval thinking from Classical philosophy, and found its most major expression in Christian devotional literature of the Middle Ages. The concept of five inward wits similarly came from Classical views on psychology.

Modern thinking is that there are more than five (outward) senses, and the idea that there are five (corresponding to the gross anatomical features — eyes, ears, nose, skin, and mouth — of many higher animals) does not stand up to scientific scrutiny. (For more on this, see Definition of sense.) But the idea of five senses/wits from Aristotelian, medieval, and 16th century thought still lingers so strongly in modern thinking that a sense beyond the natural ones is still called a "sixth sense"."

Penetrating The Veil

Merlin The Magician

Wizards in legend are those who have peered "behind the scenes, curtain or screen". They understand the true nature of both the artificial and natural worlds

Merlin conjures up a magic spell to allow Uther to satisfy his lust with Igrayne by making him look like her husband. She later gives birth to the future King Arthur. From John Boorman's Excalibur (1981.) 

The Second of The Twelve Labors of Herakles

"The Lernaean Hydra or Hydra of Lerna (Greek: Λερναῖα Ὕδρα, Lernaîa Hýdra), more often known simply as the Hydra, was an ancient serpentine water monster with reptilian traits in Greek and Roman mythology. Its lair was the lake of Lerna in the Argolid, which was also the site of the myth of the Danaids. Lerna was reputed to be an entrance to the Underworld[1] and archaeology has established it as a sacred site older than MycenaeanArgos. The Hydra served as a guard.

According to Hesiod, the Hydra was the offspring of Typhon and Echidna.[2] It possessed many heads ("more than the vase-painters could paint") and, each time one was lost, it was replaced by two more. It had poisonous breath and blood so virulent that even its scent was deadly.[3] The Hydra was killed by Heracles as the second of his Twelve Labors."

"Whore of Babylon"image from the film Metropolis, below:

Whore of Babylon

"The Whore of Babylon or Babylon the Great is a Christian figure of evil mentioned in the Book of Revelation in the Bible. Her full title is given as "Babylon the Great, the Mother of Prostitutes and Abominations of the Earth."

"With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. ["Fornication" is interpreted/translated as "idolatry" in the Amplified Bible (AMP), the New American Bible mentions "harlotry"]"

Fornication Can Mean Idolatry

Idolatry (n.) 

"worship of idols and images," mid-13c., from Old French idolatrie (12c.), from Vulgar Latin idolatria, contraction of Late Latin idololatria(Tertullian), from Ecclesiastical Greek eidololatria "worship of idols," from eidolon "image" (see idol) + latreia "worship, service" (see -latry).

This is the famous dance scene, where the artificial Maria bewitches the mighty men of Metropolis. This video contains the new found footage from Argentin. The cut with all the eyes was considered a breakthrough in special effects technique.

Metropolis

"The film drew heavily on biblical sources for several of its key set-pieces. During her first talk to the workers, Maria uses the story of the Tower of Babel to highlight the discord between the intellectuals and the workers. Additionally, a delusional Freder imagines the false-Maria as the Whore of Babylon, riding on the back of a many-headed dragon. Also, the name of the Yoshiwara club alludes to the famous red-light district of Tokyo."

Rome or Babylon?

"Many Biblical scholars[7][8] believe that "Babylon" is a metaphor for the pagan Roman Empire at the time it persecuted Christians, before the Edict of Milan in 313: perhaps specifically referencing some aspect of Rome's rule (brutality, greed, paganism). Some exegetes interpret the passage as a scathing critique of a servant people of Rome who do the Empire's bidding, interpreting that the author of Revelation was speaking of the Herodians – a party of Jews friendly to Rome and open to its influence, like the Hellenizers of centuries past – and later, corrupt Hasmoneans, where the ruler of Jerusalem or Roman Judea exercised his power at the pleasure of the Emperor, and was dependent on Roman influence, like Herod the Great in the Gospel of Luke.

In 4 Ezra,[9][10] 2 Baruch[11] and the Sibylline Oracles,[12] "Babylon" is a cryptic name for Rome.[13] Reinhard Feldmeier speculates that "Babylon" is used to refer to Rome in 1 Peter 5:13.[14] In Revelation 17:9 it is said that she sits on "seven mountains",[15] typically understood as the seven hills of Rome.[16][17][18][19][20] A Roman coin minted under the Emperor Vespasian (ca. 70 AD) depicts Rome as a woman sitting on seven hills.[21]

According to the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, "The characteristics ascribed to this Babylon apply to Rome rather than to any other city of that age: (a) as ruling over the kings of the earth (Revelation 17:18); (b) as sitting on seven mountains (Revelation 17:9); (c) as the center of the world's merchandise (Revelation 18:3, 11–13); (d) as the corrupter of the nations (Revelation 17:2; 18:3; 19:2); (e) as the persecutor of the saints (Revelation 17:6).""

Igrayne's Dance performed by Katrine Boorman from the 1981 film Excalibur, a beautiful dance sequence. Katrine Boorman is the daughter of director John Boorman.

The Whore of Babel-On

"After World War I began in August 1914, radio traffic across the Atlantic Ocean increased dramatically after the western Allies cut the German transatlantic telegraph cables. Germany, Austria-Hungary, and their allies in Europe (collectively known as the Central Powers) maintained contact with neutral countries in the Americas via long-distance radio communications, as well as telegraph cables owned by neutral countries such as the Netherlands and Denmark.

In 1917 the government of the United States took charge of the patents owned by the major companies involved in radio manufacture in the United States to devote radio technology to the war effort. All production of radio equipment was allocated to the U.S. ArmyU.S. NavyU.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Coast Guard. The War Department and the Navy Department sought to maintain a federal monopoly of all uses of radio technology. The wartime takeover of all radio systems ended late in 1918, when the U.S. Congress failed to pass a bill which would have extended this monopoly. The war ended in November of that year.

The ending of the federal government's monopoly in radio communications did not prevent the War and Navy Departments from creating a national radio system for the United States.[5] On 8 April 1919, naval Admiral W. H. G. Bullard and Captain Stanford C. Hooper met with executives of the General Electric Corporation (GE) and asked them to discontinue selling the company's Alexanderson alternators (used in the high-power AM radio transmitters of that era) to the British-owned Marconi Company, and to its subsidiary, the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America.

The proposal presented by the government was that if GE created an American-owned radio company, then the Army and Navy would effect a monopoly of long-distance radio communications via this company. This marked the beginning of a series of negotiations through which GE would buy the American Marconi company and then incorporate what would be called the Radio Corporation of America."

The Tower of Babel

"The story of the city of Babel is recorded in Genesis 11:1–9. Everyone on earth spoke the same language. As people migrated from the east, they settled in the land of Shinar. People there sought to make bricks and build a city and a tower with its top in the sky, to make a name for themselves, so that they not be scattered over the world. God came down to look at the city and tower, and remarked that as one people with one language, nothing that they sought would be out of their reach. God went down and confounded their speech, so that they could not understand each other, and scattered them over the face of the earth, and they stopped building the city."

"The phrase "Tower of Babel" does not appear in the Bible; it is always "the city and its tower" (אֶת-הָעִיר וְאֶת-הַמִּגְדָּל) or just "the city" (הָעִיר). "Babel" means the "Gate of God", from Akkadian bab-ilu (𒁀𒀊 𒅋𒌋), "Gate of God" (from bab "gate" + ilu "god")."[11]According to the Bible, the city received the name "Babel" from the Hebrew word balal, meaning to jumble."

Babel Means God's Gate: A Gateway to The Stars or Star Gate

"The Whore of Babylon or Babylon the Great is a Christian figure of evil mentioned in the Book of Revelation in the Bible. Her full title is given as "Babylon the Great, the Mother of Prostitutes and Abominations of the Earth."

"The Whore is associated with the Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation by connection with an equally evil kingdom. (The word "Whore" can also be translated metaphorically as "Idolatress").[1] The Whore's apocalyptic downfall is prophesied to take place in the hands of the image of the beast with seven heads and ten horns. There is much speculation within Christian eschatology on what the Whore and beast symbolize as well as the possible implications for contemporary interpretations."

The Gatekeeper shows the way out of the trap, or rather the way back into the Garden.

"The man was free to eat from any tree in the garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Last of all, the God made a woman (Eve) from a rib of the man to be a companion to the man. In chapter 3, the man and the woman were seduced by the serpent into eating the forbidden fruit, and they were expelled from the garden to prevent them from eating of the tree of life, and thus living forever. Cherubims were placed east of the garden, "and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep him away from the tree of life". (Gen.3:24)"

Whore

A whore sells herself for money. Her love is artificial and easily bought. In many respects, an experience with a whore is not a genuine one. A whore could also be a metaphor for an artists who has "sold out".  The resulting art is used to trap a person's mind at the lower levels of consciousness.

An Idolatress is a woman who worships idols. A "fan" as in fanatic

The Woman's Body as Satanic Altar

Could the poster art for Salome have inspired Anton LeVay?

"In some of the rituals, a naked woman serves as the altar; in these cases it is made explicit that the woman's body itself becomes the altar, rather than have her simply lying on an existing altar."

Salome Dances For Herod

Salome 1953 hollywood

Salome Orders Ahead

"According to the Synoptic Gospels, Herod, who was tetrarch, or sub-king, of Galilee under the Roman Empire, had imprisoned John the Baptist because he reproved Herod for divorcing his wife (Phasaelis) and unlawfully taking Herodias, the wife of his brother Herod Philip I. On Herod's birthday, Herodias's daughter (whom Josephus identifies as Salome) danced before the king and his guests. Her dancing pleased Herod so much that in his drunkenness he promised to give her anything she desired, up to half of his kingdom. When the daughter asked her mother what she should request, she was told to ask for the head of John the Baptist on a platter. Although Herod was appalled by the request, he reluctantly agreed and had John executed in the prison.[2]

The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus also relates in his Antiquities of the Jews that Herod killed John, stating that he did so, "lest the great influence John had over the people might put it into his [John's] power and inclination to raise a rebellion, (for they seemed ready to do any thing he should advise), [so Herod] thought it best [to put] him to death." He further states that many of the Jews believed that the military disaster that fell upon Herod at the hands of Aretas, his father-in-law (Phasaelis' father), was God's punishment for his unrighteous behavior."

Maria Ewing, grande cantante, bellissima donna, nella Danza dei sette Veli in Salomè

Masonic Chair Dance: An anonymous video recorded and spread throughout the web.

Na Volta da Tour da Queen B ela trouxe Partition como uma de suas atrações!! Ela é De MAIS!!!

 

Idolatress- She Who Worships Idols

Putting the "Cult" in "Culture"

"In the practice of religion, a cult image is a human-made object that is venerated or worshipped for the deity, spirit or daemon that it embodies or represents. Cultus, the outward religious formulas of "cult" (meaning religious practice, as opposed to the pejorative term for a potentially dangerous "new religion"), often centers upon the treatment of cult images, which may be dressed, fed or paraded, etc. Religious images cover a wider range of all types of images made with a religious purpose, subject, or connection.

Idol is a term, almost always pejorative except in Indian English,[1] for a cult image that is itself worshipped,[2] and believed not just to depict or represent a deity or spirit, but in some sense to be one itself. Sometimes the image is believed to have its own powers, to grant wishes or otherwise effect the world.

Cult of images is the practice of worshipping or venerating religious or cult images representing divine figures. Common in a number of ancient religions, the practice continues most prominently today in Hinduism. The Abrahamic religions all specifically ban idols and idolatry; all have had internal divisions and disputes as to what constitutes the proper or improper use of images in religion, and many Abrahamic religious sects use or venerate images with varying degrees of fervor."

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

Living Colour's music video for their song, 'Cult Of Personality' below:

Living Colour's official music video for 'Cult Of Personality'. 

"A nymph (Greek: νύμφη, nymphē) in Greek mythology and in Latin mythology is a minor female nature deity typically associated with a particular location or landform. Different from other goddesses, nymphs are generally regarded as divine spirits who animate nature, and are usually depicted as beautiful, young nubile maidens who love to dance and sing; their amorous freedom sets them apart from the restricted and chaste wives and daughters of the Greek polis. They are beloved by many and dwell in mountainous regions and forests by lakes and streams. Although they would never die of old age nor illness, and could give birth to fully immortal children if mated to a god, they themselves were not necessarily immortal, and could be beholden to death in various forms. Charybdis and Scylla were once nymphs.

Other nymphs, always in the shape of young maidens, were part of the retinue of a god, such as DionysusHermes, or Pan, or a goddess, generally the huntress Artemis.[1] Nymphs were the frequent target of satyrs."

The Erotic God

"In Greek mythologyEros (/ˈɪərɒs/ or US /ˈɛrɒs//ˈɛroʊs/;[2] GreekἜρως, "Desire")[3] was the Greek god of love. His Roman counterpart was Cupid[4] ("desire"). Some myths make him a primordial god, while in other myths, he is the son of Aphrodite."

Cupid & Psyche

"Cupid and Psyche is a story originally from Metamorphoses (also called The Golden Ass), written in the 2nd century AD by Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis (or Platonicus).[2] It concerns the overcoming of obstacles to the love between Psyche (/ˈsaɪkiː/Greek: Ψυχή, "Soul" or "Breath of Life") and Cupid (Latin Cupido, "Desire") or Amor ("Love", Greek Eros ’′Ερως), and their ultimate union in a sacred marriage. Although the only extended narrative from antiquity is that of Apuleius, Eros and Psyche appear in Greek art as early as the 4th century BC. The story's Neoplatonic elements and allusions to mystery religions accommodate multiple interpretations,[3] and it has been analyzed as an allegory and in light of folktaleMärchen or fairy tale, and myth.[4]

Since the rediscovery of Apuleius's novel in the Renaissance, the reception of Cupid and Psyche in the classical tradition has been extensive. The story has been retold in poetry, drama, and opera, and depicted widely in painting, sculpture, and even wallpaper. [5] Psyche's Roman name through direct translation is Anima."

Nautchy Nymphs

"In North India, Nautch (/ˈnɔːtʃ/) is one of several styles of popular dance, performed by girls known as Nautch girls. The word Nautch is an anglicized version of नाच (nāc), a word found in Hindi and Urdu (where it is spelled ناچ), and several other languages of North India, derived from the Sanskrit,[citation needed] Nritya, via the Prakrit, Nachcha. A simple and literal translation of Nautch is "dance" or "dancing"."

50''s movie.

Drums a GO GO - The Hollywood Persuaders

Trailer for Curt Ledger's Sex Fantasy "It's Francy's Friday"

It's not often one gets to see a cinematic Sex Goddess of the Forties wallowing in Sixties drug culture, but that's exactly what happens when Miss Columbia Pictures, RITA HAYWORTH herself, enters The Naked Zoo. And, yup, it's quite a spectacle.

After The Ball 1897

"After the Ball (French: Après le bal) is a short French silent film created and released in 1897 and directed by Georges Méliès.

It starred Jehanne d'Alcy - Méliès' future wife, and Jane Brady.

The film's plot is a one minute scene of a servant bathing a woman, along with the scenarios before and after as the servant is helping her get undressed while revealing a few layers of clothing, bathing her, and finally covering and drying her with a robe. This is the earliest known film to show nudity"

After the Ball (aka Après le bal) features a maid assisting a woman (Jeanne d'Alcy, who would later become the wife of Georges Méliès). 

Debra Paget in Fritz Lang's INDIAN EPIC from Fantoma

From the first film of the Fritz Lang Indian Epic Trilogy. Also va Va VA VOOM!

The Tree : from Wilmington, Delaware. No Good Woman (1967) 

The Starfires - Linda

Raunchy Go Go Chicks 1960s. A little film catching the essence of dance back then and latter part of film is contemporary dance from Ibiza for comparison. The girl on the sofa doing her own little routine. The music is by "The Ventures" called "Raunchy" Fantastic guitar rif...I do not own the film nor music.

Milkshakes - Wo' Now Wo' Now - Taken from the album : 14 Rhythm & Beat Greats - 1982 Scenes taken from the movie : Due Mattacchioni Al Moulin Rouge (1964) Director: Carlo Infascelli. Writers: Mario Amendola, Giuseppe Mangione. Cast: Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia. Camera and Electrical Department : Joe D'Amato.

Trailer for Joseph P. Mawra Intimate Story of a Secret Lesbian Society "Chained Girls"! Pick up your copy here: http://www.somethingweird.com/product_info.php?products_id=19170

"Chained Girls is a 1965 film. It is an example of the exploitation film.[1]

This "expose" claims to reveal the shocking truth about lesbianism in today's society with supposed hidden camera footage.[2] This was a way of getting round censorship, to include what was by the standards of the time fairly explicit material. It includes some bizarre scenes, including what purports to be a lesbian initiation, with a woman gang-raped by a group of "dykes" led by a "bull dyke", and two "dykes" fighting each other (apparently to the death) over the same "femme" lesbian. Some have detected an irony that the background music is by Tchaikovsky, who was gay.

It was produced by George Weiss (best known for Glen or Glenda), and written directed by Joseph P. Mawra.

It has been released on DVD along with Daughters of Lesbos."

Theatrical trailer

Comic Books Are Filled with Funny Pages- Possible Origins of MK Ultra Honey Pot Mind Control and the CIA:
"Spider-Man begins fighting the mysterious Brainwasher, who is targeting government officials in the Gloom Room A-Go-Go to control the government.
On his way to go see his Aunt May in the hospital, Spider-Man is attempted to be apprehended by police, but manages to get away. Finding out which room his Aunt May is in and switching back to his civilian guise, he goes and visits her. When the doctor reminds him that he's been a missing person for days, Peter goes to the police station. There he tells them that he was kidnapped by Spider-Man, who had amnesia and was tricked into being partners with Dr. Octopus, and that when he caught Peter taking pictures he took him hostage, and then later let him go when his memory returned (a partial truth of the real situation.) He is then reunited with Gwen and later meets with the rest of his friends. They decide to go and check out a night club where Mary Jane has taken up a job as a go-go dancer. However, the club is a criminal front where a Dr. Winkler's brainwashing techniques are being utilized to further a criminal organization. They give Mary Jane a special camera that briefly puts people under their control so that they go in back and get brain washed. When this is done to Captain George Stacy, Gwen begins to worry about her father when he doesn't return from getting fresh air. Peter, also finding it suspicious decides to go look for him -- but as Spider-Man. Spidey goes in back and catches Winkler in the process of brainwashing George Stacy, but before Spider-Man can stop him, he's grabbed by Winkler's employer: The Kingpin."


http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/The_Brand_of_the_Brainwasher

Opening titles of the movie Barbarella, with Jane Fonda, by Roger Vadim (1968). The opening sequence, credited to Arcady and the great Maurice Binder, features an unrestrained intergalactic planetary aviatrix Jane Fonda peeling off her space suit in the kind of weightlessness that has the viewer seeing past the errant reflection.

Swinging in The 60's

Joe Bonica's 1957 film 'Boubouka - Egyptian Belly Dance'

Belly Dancing in The Seventies

Here is super-8 movie film of Diane Webber taken by Gerry Pearce in May of 1971 at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Agoura, California. She is leading her belly dancing troupe Perfumes of Araby.

Diane Webber

"Under the name Marguerite Empey she was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in May 1955 and in February 1956."

"Around 1969 to 1980 Empey's full-time career was as a bellydance instructor at the now defunct Everywoman's Village in Van Nuys, California. She occasionally performed this dance accompanied by her top students and a band playing Middle Eastern music in public places in and around Los Angeles.[5][6] Empey founded Perfumes of Araby, one of the first American belly dancing companies. Empey's shows were extremely sensual; they didn’t pander to the audience. Lots of women and children enjoyed the shows.[7] For several years Empey coordinated outdoor performances with up to 40 Middle Eastern dancers."

Descent into The Underworld: The Goddess Goes Down

Premiered at the Studio Theatre, Toronto, 1996. Filmed for television in 2002 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre, Toronto. An excerpt from Arabesque Dance Co.'s performance "Descent of Ishtar", choreographed by Yasmina Ramzy. DESCENT OF ISHTAR (Dance of the Seven Veils) - The music for Descent of Ishtar was created by award winning composer Richard Feren especially for Arabesque Dance Company.

AphroditeAdonis

"Adonis was killed by a wild boar, said to have been sent variously by Artemis, jealous of Adonis' hunting skills or in retaliation for Aphrodite instigating the death of Hippolytus, a favorite of the huntress goddess; or by Aphrodite's paramourAres, who was jealous of Aphrodite's love for Adonis; or by Apollo, to punish Aphrodite for blinding his son, Erymanthus.[9] Adonis died in Aphrodite's arms, who came to him when she heard his groans.

When he died she sprinkled the blood with nectar, from which sprang the short-lived anemone, which takes its name from the wind which so easily makes its petals fall. And so it is the blood of Adonis that each spring turns to red the torrential river, the Adonis River (also known as Abraham River or Nahr Ibrahim in Arabic) in modern LebanonAfqa is the sacred source where the waters of the river emerge from a huge grotto in a cliff 200 meters (660 feet) high. It is there that the myth of Astarte (Venus) and Adonis was born."

Astarte

"Astarte or Ashtoreth (Greek: Ἀστάρτη, Astártē) is the Hellenized form of the Middle Eastern goddess Ishtar, worshipped from the Bronze Age through classical antiquity. The name is particularly associated with her worship in the ancient Levant among the Canaanites and Phoenicians. She was also celebrated in Egypt following the importation of Levantine cults there. The name Astarte is sometimes also applied to her cults in Mesopotamian cultures like Assyria and Babylonia."

Astarte was connected with fertilitysexuality, and war. Her symbols were the lion, the horse, the sphinx, the dove, and a star within a circle indicating the planet Venus. Pictorial representations often show her naked. She has been known as the deified evening star."

Isis

"The most extensive account of the Isis-Osiris story known today is Plutarch's Greek description written in the 1st century CE, usually known under its Latin title De Iside et Osiride.[15]

In that version, Set held a banquet for Osiris in which he brought in a beautiful box and said that whoever could fit in the box perfectly would get to keep it. Set had measured Osiris in his sleep and made sure that he was the only one who could fit the box. Several tried to see whether they fit. Once it was Osiris's turn to see if he could fit in the box, Set closed the lid on him so that the box was now a coffin for Osiris. Set flung the box in the Nile so that it would drift far away. Isis went looking for the box so that Osiris could have a proper burial. She found the box in a tree in Byblos, a city along the Phoenician coast, and brought it back to Egypt, hiding it in a swamp. But Set went hunting that night and found the box. Enraged, Set chopped Osiris's body into fourteen pieces and scattered them all over Egypt to ensure that Isis could never find Osiris again for a proper burial.[16][17]

Isis and her sister Nephthys went looking for these pieces, but could only find thirteen of the fourteen. Fish had swallowed the last piece, his phallus. With Thoth's help she created a golden phallus, and attached it to Osiris’s body. She then transformed into a kite, and with the aid of Thoth’s magic conceived Horus the Younger. The number of pieces is described on temple walls variously as fourteen and sixteen, one for each nome or district.

Ishtar

"Bentley notes that the Babylonian goddess Ishtar "performed the first documented striptease" when she descended into the underworld in search of Tammuz. Ishtar had to "relinquish her jewels and robes at each of the seven gates to the underworld until she stands naked in the 'land of no return.' Oscar Wilde assigned this symbolic descent to the underworld of the unconscious, a ceremony that equates stripping naked to being in a state of truth, the ultimate unveiling, to Salome."[2]

benozzogozzoli_thedanceofsalome.jpg

Ishtar is associated with the owl and the lion.

Beyond The Seven Veils

"Wilde's concept of "seven veils" is believed to be derived from the popularity of what were known as veil dances at the time. These were westernised versions of imagined Middle Eastern styles of dance. The dancer Loïe Fuller was especially associated with such dances. In 1886, Fuller appeared at New York's Standard Theater in a show called The Arabian Nights. According to Rhonda Garelick, this "featured fourteen different Oriental dance numbers, including the 'Veil of Vapor' dance, done with clouds of steam instead of fabric veils."

1910 Salome film clip, below:

Ugo Falena (April 25, 1875 -- September 20, 1931), the director of drama silent movie "Salome", was an Italian film director and occasional opera librettist. His films include Otello (1909), Salome (1910), Beatrice Cenci (1911), William Tell (1911), Romeo & Juliet (1912), and a notable adaptation of Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana (1916) featuring the soprano who sang at the premiere of the opera, itself, Gemma Bellincioni.

An excerpt from Raquel! Deluxe Addition. A young and VERY sexy Requel Welch dancing a space girl dance in this kitchy video made in the 1970s. If you look carefully, at 1:44, the guy on the left messes up.

A Raquel Welch clip from the film 'Flareup' which I've extended and coupled with the song 'Susie Q'

The Twiliters - Shakin' All Over. Scenes taken from the italian movie called "Milano Calibro 9"

Dianne Webber

Dianne Webber The Witchmaker 1969

Ritual Scene from The Film The Witchmaker (1969)

Demi Moore in 'Striptease.'

True Lies Striptease

1956 the Film "Zarak": An early Pole Dancing scene

The Film, Zarak- 1956

The May Pole: Dance Around The Axis Mundi

Pole Dance Choreography

"Pole dance is a form of performance art, historically associated with strip clubs and night clubs, which combines dance and acrobatics centered on a vertical burlesque pole. This art form has recently gained popularity as a form of fitness and mainstream entertainment, practised by many enthusiasts in gyms and in dedicated dance studios. A wide range of amateur and professional competitions are held in many countries around the world."

Ms. Redd performs in the Fifth Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival's Bad Girls of Burlesque showcase, presented by Rick Delaup and Fleurty Girl. Shot by the Cement Level Studios Crew: Mike Holderbeast, William Holderby Sr., Rob Major & RIP Odebralski. MS. REDD (Las Vegas, NV) started out as a PinUp Model and actress, but realized a yearning to perform burlesque.

Roger Wilco - Full Frontal Nudity: May Pole Dance

Dita von Teese famous striptease

GG-project gg-project.com Dita Von Teese - Glass Show

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

Seven Headed Dragon, Seven Planets, Seven Colors of The Rainbow,

The Book of Revelation and The Seven Churches of Asia

Could the Seven Churches be the Seven Individual Notes of the Musical Scale?

Church derives from Circe, where we get the word circle from. The word chakra also means circle. There are seven chakras in the Asian Kundalini system. The Seven Churches from Revelation correspond with the Seven Chakras.  Seven is also the number of notes in the octave, represented as the Muses who serve the Sun God Apollo himself.

"The Seven Churches of Revelation, also known as The Seven Churches of the Apocalypse and The Seven Churches of Asia (referring to the Roman province of Asia, not the entire continent), are seven major churches of Early Christianity, as mentioned in the New Testament Book of Revelation. In Revelation, on the Greek island of PatmosJesus Christ instructs his servant John of Patmos, through an angelic intermediary, to: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."

Asia: The Land of The Rising Sun

The word or name Asia derives as follows: c. 1300, from Latin Asia, from Greek Asia, speculated to be from Akkadian asu "to go out, to rise," in reference to the sun, thus "the land of the sunrise."

"Chapters 2-3 of the Revelation has specific messages for each of the seven churches. The message of each of the seven letters is directed to the angel of the particular church that is mentioned.

Origen[16] explains that these "angels" are the guardian angels of the churches, a view upheld by Henry Alford. But Epiphanius[17] explicitly rejects this view, and, in accordance with the imagery of the passage, explains it of the bishops.

John sees a vision of the Son of Man, who walks among seven lampstands and has seven stars in his right hand. Revelation 1:20 states that "The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches." The comparison of a teacher to a star is scriptural.[18]

Augustine of Hippo's reason for interpreting angels of the churches as the prelates of the church is that St. John speaks of them as falling from their first charity which is not true of the angels.[19][20] Others would say that the falling away relates to the churches, not to the messengers, as each of the seven letters conclude with the words "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."

In the New Testament, the Greek word for angels (άγγελος[1]) is not only used for heavenly angels, but also used for human messengers, such as John the Baptist (Matthew 11:10,Mark 1:2,Luke 7:27) and God's prophets (Revelation 22:8-9)[21] C.I. Scofield has noted that "The natural explanation of the 'messengers' is that they were men sent by the seven churches to ascertain the state of the aged apostle ... but they figure any who bear God's messages to a church.""

"Asia: c. 1300, from Latin Asia, from Greek Asia, speculated to be from Akkadian asu "to go out, to rise," in reference to the Sun, thus "the land of the sunrise."

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Asia

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

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagoras#Musical_theories_and_investigations

Be Inspired Not Distracted

Memling,_polittico_di_san_giovanni_14.jpg

"The Evangelist sits on a rocky cliff in the foreground; he gazes at two concentric rainbows in the top left corner, in which God is enthroned, surrounded by four multi-winged beasts and 24 elders.[39] The inner rainbow, with God's throne, flashes with lightning; above are seven lamps. He holds a book with the seven seals on his lap; the Lamb of God stand on rear legs to his left, breaking the book's seals with its forelegs. Seven angels above the rainbow blow the seven trumpets, heralding the events unfolding below on earth. The 24 elders are seated within the outer rainbow. An angel stands in front of them, announcing the breaking of the seals, casting fire towards earth, which causes the disasters heralded by the trumpeting angels. Outside the rainbows another angel kneels at an altar, who gazes up towards God.[23]"

 

Detail of enthroned God within a rainbow, the Lamb of God breaking the seven seals, the 24 elders seated in a semi-circle

"In the mid-ground below on a sea, which Ridderbos likens to glass crystal, are the apparitions released as the seals are broken; the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse gallop across the flat islands, "scattering, spoiling, and slaying".[23][33]These riders, which manifest as the first four seals are broken, are set at a diagonal in the pictorial space.[39] The white horse of victory carries an archer, the red horse of war a swordsman, the black horse of famine a man with scales, and from the mouth of hell emerges the pale horse of death.[23] Stars fall from the sky, mountains and islands move, ships sink, and people hide in caverns.[41] According to Ridderbos, "We see hail and fire burning trees and grass, a burning mountain cast into the sea destroying ships, a falling star that poisons the waters, a wailing eagle, a second falling star that opens a bottomless pit from which monstrous locusts arise, and four angels and their horsemen sent out to kill".[23] Behind the armored angels on land, with one leg in the sea, the other on land, "stands a colossal figure: the angel described as clothed with a cloud, with a rainbow upon his head, a face like the sun and legs like pillars of fire", who brings down seven thunders as can be seen in the dark clouds above.[23]"

"She's A Rainbow"

 

She comes in colors ev'rywhere;
She combs her hair
She's like a rainbow
Coming, colors in the air
Oh, everywhere
She comes in colors
She comes in colors ev'rywhere;
She combs her hair
She's like a rainbow
Coming, colors in the air
Oh, everywhere
She comes in colors
Have you seen her dressed in blue?
See the sky in front of you
And her face is like a sail
Speck of white so fair and pale
Have you seen a lady fairer?
She comes in colors ev'rywhere;
She combs her hair
She's like a rainbow
Coming, colors in the air
Oh, everywhere
She comes in colors
Have you seen her all in gold?
Like a queen in days of old
She shoots her colors all around
Like a sunset going down
Have you seen a lady fairer?
She comes in colors ev'rywhere;
She combs her hair
She's like a rainbow
Coming, colors in the air
Oh, everywhere
She comes in colors
She's like a rainbow
Coming, colors in the air
Oh, everywhere
She comes in colors

Writer(s): Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, Keith Richards
Copyright: Abkco Music Inc., Mirage Music Int. Ltd. c/o Essex Music Int. L

Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow 1966

THE ARTiFICIAL or MAN MADE WORLD VS MOTHER NATURE or THE  NATURAL WORLD

PATRON VS MATRON

artifice (n.) 

1530s, "workmanship, the making of anything by craft or skill," from Middle French artifice "skill, cunning" (14c.), from Latin artificium"a profession, trade, employment, craft; making by art," from artifex (genitive artificis) "craftsman, artist," from stem of ars "art" (see art (n.)) + facere "to make, do" (see factitious). Meaning "device, trick" (the usual modern sense) is from 1650s.

patron (n.) 

"a lord-master, a protector," c. 1300, from Old French patron "patron, protector, patron saint" (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin patronus "patron saint, bestower of a benefice, lord, master, model, pattern," from Latin patronus "defender, protector, former master (of a freed slave); advocate," from pater (genitive patris) "father" (see father (n.)). Meaning "one who advances the cause" (of an artist, institution, etc.), usually by the person's wealth and power, is attested from late 14c.; "commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, and is paid with flattery" [Johnson]. Commercial sense of "regular customer" first recorded c. 1600. Patron saint (1717) originally was simply patron (late 14c.).

"In the sky above a woman "clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars", bearing a male child, is attacked by a ten-horned, seven-headed dragon (each head crowned), lashing its tail and bringing stars down from heaven. The next scene in the sequence is to the right as the child is rescued by an angel, and St Michael with his angels "defeat the dragon, who then pursues the woman. On the horizon it finally surrenders its power to another seven-headed beast, like a leopard, which rises from the sea",[23] and Michael casts Satan out of heaven."

mother (n.1) 

Old English modor "female parent," from Proto-Germanic *mothær (cognates: Old Saxon modar, Old Frisian moder, Old Norse moðir, Danish moder, Dutch moeder, Old High German muoter, German Mutter), from PIE *mater- "mother" (cognates: Latin mater, Old Irish mathir, Lithuanian mote, Sanskrit matar-, Greek meter, Old Church Slavonic mati), "[b]ased ultimately on the baby-talk form *mā- (2); with the kinship term suffix *-ter-" [Watkins]. Spelling with -th- dates from early 16c., though that pronunciation is probably older (see father (n.)). 

Mother nature first attested c. 1600; mother earth is from 1580s. Mother tongue "one's native language" first attested late 14c. Mother of all ________ 1991, is Gulf War slang, from Saddam Hussein's use in reference to the coming battle; it is an Arabic idiom (as well as an English one), for instance Ayesha, second wife of Muhammad, is known as Mother of BelieversMother Carey's chickens is late 18c. sailors' nickname for storm petrels, or for snowflakes. Mother lode attested by c. 1882, from mining [1849].

MOTHER CHURCH: THE WOMB TOMB

"The panel is a "composition of wonderful accuracy and taste", according to Weale,[33] and Ridderbos says the flat, two-dimensional compositions are "appropriate to their unrealistic, visionary character". The dominant and largest features are John the Evangelist recording his visions at the bottom right, and God in Heaven at the top left.[23] The typical 15th-century depiction of the Evangelist's contemplations on Patmos is here extended to include his visions; this is, according to Blum, "the first time that John's visions had been presented in such a way in a panel painting."[39] Versions of the Evangelist's apocalyptic visions existed in 12th- and 13th-century illuminated manuscripts and tapestries, each event depicted singly, whereas here Memling presents the visions all on one panel and therein "lies the germ of the fantastic forms that were to become the work of Bosch's innovation of the late fifteenth century."[37]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_John_Altarpiece_(Memling)

Jefferson Airplane -White Rabbit- Official Music Video

A  LiGHT TO GUiDE THEM DOWN THE RABBiT HOLE

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE AND INTO THE DEPTHS OF MOTHER EARTH HERSELF

Turner Classic Movies - Find The Perfect Classic Movie! Exclusive Gift Guide From Our Affiliate! http://bit.ly/12ahjOM Movie Poster Shop - Great Movie Posters From Our Affilite! http://bit.ly/ZXCSPo Alice in Wonderland is a 1915 silent film adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, directed and written by W.W.

"Rabbits are often used as a symbol of fertility or rebirth, and have long been associated with spring and Easter as the Easter Bunny."

"Additionally, rabbits are often used as symbols of playful sexuality, which also relates to the human perception of innocence, as well as its reputation as a prolific breeder."

Lepus

"Lepus is a constellation lying just south of the celestial equator, immediately south of Orion. Its name is Latin for hare. Although the hare does not represent any particular figure in Greek mythology, Lepus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. It is located below the constellation Orion (the hunter), and is sometimes represented as a hare being chased by Orion or, alternatively, by Orion's hunting dogs."

"Alice in Wonderland" is a 1903 British silent film directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow. It is the first movie adaptation of Lewis Carroll's children's book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The film is memorable for its use of special effects, including Alice's shrinking in the Hall of Many Doors, and in her large size, stuck inside of White Rabbit's home, reaching for help through a window.

"The rabbit often appears in folklore as the trickster archetype, as he uses his cunning to outwit his enemies."

The Hare and The Hermaphrodite

"The hare was a popular motif in medieval church art. In ancient times, it was widely believed (as by PlinyPlutarchPhilostratus, and Aelian) that the hare was a hermaphrodite.[4][5][6] The idea that a hare could reproduce without loss of virginity led to an association with the Virgin Mary, with hares sometimes occurring in illuminated manuscripts and Northern European paintings of the Virgin and Christ Child. It may also have been associated with the Holy Trinity, as in the three hares motif,[4][7] Eggs, like rabbits and hares, are fertility symbols [8] of antiquity. Since birds lay eggs and rabbits and hares give birth to large litters in the early spring, these became symbols of the rising fertility of the earth at the Vernal Equinox.

Mary, The Mother of God, The Virgin and The Hare

Rabbits and hares are both prolific breeders. Female hares can conceive a second litter of offspring while still pregnant with the first[9][10] This phenomenon is known as superfetationLagomorphs mature sexually at an early age and can give birth to several litters a year (hence the saying, "to breed like rabbits" or "to breed like bunnies"). It is therefore not surprising that rabbits and hares should become fertility symbols, or that their springtime mating antics should enter into Easter folklore."

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

'It's not nice to fool Mother Nature.'

Divine Good Humor

Gustave Doré's illustration of Dante's vision of God from Dante's Divine Comedy. Dante is guided by a vision of a lost love, the woman Beatrice. Beatrice unlike, Salome, or the Whore of Babylon, represents the higher value of art as a teacher or bringer of higher consciousness to the human "beast" or "animal". Art can either be used as a whore or as a means of intellectual liberation. One reinforces the animalistic nature of humankind, the other the "spiritual" side which differentiates us from other living things. 

 

Art can be used to manipulate the mass public by playing on the animalistic urges as represented by the lower three chakras. 

 

Art can be used to inspire something more.

 

 

Presentation by W. Kirk MacNulty, PM Reproduced here with the kind permission of Albert McClelland of WEOFM

"The only thing I miss in the document is a recognition of the possible role of the arts, not simply as agents 'depicting a positive future,' but as openers of the way to delight and a sense of fulfillment, not in some future, but now. I don't recall that we ever talked about the arts except in terms of the history of art. Their role in the enrichment and harmonization of life, and the part that they might play, in this role in the enrichment and harmonization of life, and the part that they might play, in this role, in the structuring of any future civilization, is a topic, I think, that could be given consideration." — Joseph Campbel
https://archive.org/stream/ChangingImagesOfMan/ChangingImagesOfMan-OCR_djvu.txt

 

 

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