Many years ago I read a book on the Crystal Skulls of South America. One of the Mayan prophecies has stayed with me which was that we would create something “that would feed off our flesh”. Graphic for sure and probably why that prophecy remained glued in the memory. I have occasionally pondered what this thing was that we would create. The obvious candidate has to be computers, both at home and in the workplace and ever more frequently, on the streets, in cafes, in fact, everywhere, as we feed them our time and therefore our lives. It is also how we come to be living in our heads, cut off from the living world, especially as so many of us now live in cities.
I awoke the other morning to find my eyes focussing on something resting on the floor that resembled the head of a smiling chimpanzee. The sleeve of a large patterned cardigan had slipped from the chair onto the floor and the pattern and folds had created this chimpanzee face. Gradually, the message seemed to be that the primate part of our make-up has triumphed and that we are living in our heads.
Think of the film Avatar : we are living like a parasite on this planet. We have thought ourselves superior to all other life and taken ourselves off the evolutionary path. We have stopped evolving. But we can put ourselves back on that path. There is a very good article in Positive News by Lucy Purdy called Rewilding human nature. Here is the link:
I write from memory and it is some time now since I read Lord of the Rings. Recently, I have been struck with comparisons between the drastically altered Shire that greeted the four friends – Frodo, Samwise, Pippin and Merry – upon their return from the Great War. The changes they saw are what is happening in the United Kingdom right now. Rules and regulations have taken over and such is the brainwashed state of the hobbit on the other side of the locked gate, he refuses to let them in because it is past the curfew time. At which point, if memory serves, the four hobbits simply climb over. Next, they are grudgingly told they can spend the night in a new-build dwelling, which they find both comfortless and ugly – not at all like a true, cosy hobbit home. The friends, by this time, are thoroughly fed up and disconcerted. What has happened to their country whilst they were away? The answer to that question is: Saruman. He has taken control of The Shire and is widely known as The Boss or Sharkey. Naturally, Saruman had set up a spy network so that the hobbit who saw their arrival, immediately hot-footed it back to Bag End where Sharkey had taken up residence to report their arrival.
As the hobbits make their way home to Bywater, they notice the rash of hideous houses; they note the wilful felling of trees and ugly plumes of black smoke in the air. They learn that many pubs have been closed and that there is a food shortage. Sharkey’s henchmen go round ‘gathering’ the produce harvested by the hard working hobbits. This is then stored for their exclusive consumption or exported for profit.
Having observed the extensive housing developments that have recently occurred in the small market town where I live, the unsympathetic houses thrown up by Sharkey at such speed, rang a chord. Britain has the most extensive surveillance system of any country. Many pubs have closed across the land and there appears to be a food shortage, as well, judging by the rise and rise of food banks across the land.
Perhaps the vote to leave the EU can be compared with the rising-up of The Shire to overthrow their oppressors, Sharkey and his henchmen. The battle to win back The Shire was orchestrated by Merry and Pippin who, having returned from The Great War, were battle hardened. Nigel Farage appears to be a similar facilitator through helping to bring about the Referendum that gave The People the opportunity to choose to leave the EU, along with all its rules and regulations. As we were told many years ago, the LOTR is a true story and ‘we were still very much in that story’.
As the title suggests, all I can say is read this trilogy to understand what is happening in the world today.
I recently part-watched a programme on one of the many TV channels called ‘Raiders of the Lost Past’. The subject was none other than The Holy Grail. A German – whose name I can’t remember – began an exhaustive research on the subject. Finally, he came to the conclusion that most of what was written was unreliable but felt that the most valid insights were to be found in the songs of the troubadours of the Middles Ages. These fabled troubadours originated from the Cathar lands of the Languedoc. It has long been held that their songs were a secret means of transmitting and preserving the beliefs of the Cathars which included their understanding of the nature of duality. In translating them, the German researcher found references to The Holy Grail as a ‘stone’ – and not as a cup.
At first I thought of the fabled ‘Meonia Stone’ whose power was written about in the book, ‘The Green Stone’. But then I settled more comfortably on the idea that the Troubadours were keeping alive the knowledge of the ancient energy system set up by the Atlanteans when they knew their land was soon to be destroyed. The aim to was to try and keep the planetary energies as high as they possibly could in the adverse conditions that were about to be visited upon the planet. For, as many know, The Holy Grail is but a symbol for the 4th Dimension, or higher consciousness – where there is no duality – and that once existed on the planet but was subsequently lost. These wise ones knew the end of Atlantis was close because of the misuse of the great crystals of Atlantis as a means of domination.
The new energy system they established on the peripheral countries of Atlantis – such as Ireland, Cornwall and Brittany – used crystal/quartz rich stones in the form of stones circles, lines of standing stones and huge stone sarsens, at intervals, in straight lines, to transmit the energy over great distances. That energy system was a fallen or lesser version of the crystal energy system of Atlantis.
This is of course mere speculation on the meaning of the word ‘stone’ as used by the troubadours of old. But it appeared in their songs in such a way as to inspire a man to conclude it was to The Holy Grail these minstrels were secretly referring.
A few days later……….. After a conversation with a friend I might have revised my understanding of the word ‘stone’ as used by the troubadours in their songs. This friend told she saw a programme that demonstrated the painstaking process whereby a lump of rock was turned into a goblet (!) Perhaps, therefore, we might surmise that the troubadours were indeed alluding to the Grail Cup, one that had been fashioned from a single lump of stone. I would add however that from my understanding of the subject from a variety of sources, the Holy Grail does also refer to a higher state of consciousness that used to exist on the planet but was lost with the destruction of Atlantis.
That stone energy system is no longer and has been replaced with a higher energy. At the very beginning of the quest in 1988 we were told that the energies of the planet could sink no lower and that we had to go back the way we came, ie to the higher vibration – and that we were in the ‘last chance saloon’. With the energies of world war that Tolkien writes about in Lord of the Rings starting to stir yet again at the end of the Age, we set about cleansing the One Ring of its negative vibrations. The planet was being choked with the accumulation of the negative energy created by humans through Time. Other books such as Tolkien’s Ring trilogy, (all trilogies strangely enough), have been used to bring in the next layer of energies where events needed putting right before being cleared away.
And just a thought on the word ‘Holy’ – it is saying ‘Whole’ ie no duality, the opposites reunited once again. And the ‘Y’ is showing us that union, or I should say, that reunion.
To continue with the meaning of the Holy Grail. Take the shape of the diamond – which is also the shape of the Great Pyramid if you take into account the half below the surface. The lower half of the diamond is the Grail Cup (feminine), whilst the upper half pointing up is the sword, or flame, the masculine energy. If you merge the two just a little, the upper and lower halves merge and it is this that creates the Waters of Life spilling over from the Cup. It is the meaning of ‘The Sword in the Stone’, the stone being of the Earth, which is Feminine and the Sword being the Masculine dynamic energy.
Perhaps the Cathar Troubadours knew this truth, which is why they referred to The Holy Grail as a ‘stone’ in their songs.
I should add here that the old energy system of the stones is no more: it has been cleared of the accumulated negativity in preparation for a new energy that has come in as suggested above.
I have just been for a country walk on the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset on the down land there with its spectacular views. Towards the end of this six mile circuit you walk through a lumpy field that was once a Saxon village before reaching the second longest inhabited house in Wiltshire. As luck would have it, the lady of the house came out and invited us in to see the Grand Hall, the Undercroft and the solar, the last two being in their original medieval condition.
However, this building harks back to even earlier times as she told us that it belonged to the ‘Gawn’ family as in ‘Sir Gawain’ who, as many know, was one of the knights of the Round Table of King Arthur. There was a fragment of gold stained glass showing the French Fleur de Lys which is on the Gawn family crest.
One of the missions of the Knights of the Round Table was to ‘rescue damsels in distress’ and this was sorely needed as the estate of womanhood – particularly of the ruling class – had fallen very low following the overthrow of the pagan queen/goddess. In one of the recorded stories, Sir Tristram was incensed by the barbarity of a particular knight whose challenge was that if Sir Tristan’s lady was less fair than his own, she should lose her head but, if the challenging knight’s lady was less beautiful, then she should lose her head. I cannot remember how the story ended but do recall that Sir Tristram taught this knight a sound lesson.
Women today are still being punished from those pagan times when the queen became over mighty. We see this in the male control of women in many cultures and, in particular, how the muslim faith has come to be interpreted. It is time this stopped as those old energies have been cleared away. Those feelings of hate – never examined and whose source is never questioned – only exist through habit.
000 – Posts have been good thank you all but bigger picture In the Northern Lights (His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman) Lord Asriel opens the doorway to new world at the cost of Roger, in the next books Lyra goes to find Roger and ends up in caves with lost spirits, jump to Traveller book and the realm of Hungary ghosts, there are many parallel themes that are really happening.
The above post from Robert Light prompted me to contribute the following:
The hungry ghosts in The Traveller/ the lost souls in His Dark Materials are arriving in Hungary and elsewhere in Europe as we speak. Lyra gave the lost souls spiritual nourishment with her stories from the living world because they have forgotten who they are (losing memory of their earthly life), that they have a spiritual source. Thus the refugees and migrants pouring into Europe are in reality seeking spiritual truth and sustenance but as Jenny said this is within all of us and we need to reconnect to that truth. The first realm of constant warfare in the ruins of civilisation, of gangs and betrayal, is also with us in places like Syria. As for the 5th realm – where the half gods hold sway – and from whom Michael is learning and wanting to recreate their system here – that world is portrayed in the film The Hunger Games but it is also beginning to be created in Western society as suggested in The Traveller. There are still areas of beauty and remoteness on the planet which reflect the 3rd realm of the animals and 6th realm of the Gods. It seems that everything is coming into the present.
000 – I find that I keep coming back to the somewhat cryptic words you (RLight) used concerning Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’, of it being a story of ‘there and back again’ but ‘never to rest’. Somewhat appalled by the ‘never to rest’ part, a possible explanation eventually came! In our culture all the stories are about the need for a journey, or quest, to ‘find ourselves’. Thus, Bilbo journeyed through valleys, crossed rivers, trekked up hills and climbed mountains – drawing on all his reserves of courage and endurance – so as to unlock the door into the mountain to reach the treasure within. The truth is that the treasure lies within all of us. It can be unlocked at any time if we can but find the courage to look within ourselves and acknowledge who we truly are, warts and all. If we were to recognise this truth, we would finally be able to rest.
The same truth lies at the root of the connected remark you made on the story of Sir Gawain, who is duty bound every year at mid-winter to go off in search of the Green Knight. The Green Knight is, in reality, Sir Gawain’s shadow self. If Sir Gawain could, likewise, recognise this truth – and accept his whole self – the light and the dark, he too would be released from his Christmas obligation to set off on a journey that is bound to repeat itself, just like Bilbo’s, until he recognises the truth.