The Origins of Thanksgiving

Our modern holidays are variations of past celebrations that are formed to fit our modern day belief. Many look into the past from the little we think we know and try to convince themselves that the days they celebrate with meaning – Christmas (Saturnalia) or Yule, Halloween (Sowen), Easter (Ostara) or Imbolic, Valentines Day (Lupercalia), etc, etc – are only revamped versions of more ancient celebrations with completely different meanings than we give them today. Where as the ancients may have seen Saturnalia/Christmas as a time to worship nature in relation to astronomical alignments, christians see it as their mythical sun-god’s birthday. This association and relationship was built by emperors and the church who wanted to mainly merge belief systems together.

One of the most common themes you can observe through most holidays is that of the feast. Romans would feast during the winter months celebrating Saturn-alia, Saturn the god of agriculture whom would bring back the planet to life after the death it suffers in the winter; celts would feast during Sowen to celebrate the New Year on November 1st, modern Halloween, and many celebrate Easter as the resurrection of the ‘Christ’ while Easter, coming from the goddess name Eostre, is a day of rebirth, which in fact is why Jesus is said to have been resurrected during this time. The three days ceremony is also important but is more rooted in the ancient mystery schools and secret initiation creaminess Jesus or Joshua was a part of.

The year is broken into sections as part of a wheel, like the Zodiac – animal wheel. As the wheel turns and we experience a changing of the four seasons from Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Each of these four parts of the wheel are then broken down further into additional celebrations which split the months between the Equinoxes, where the sun crosses the celestial equator and the length of day and night become close to equal, and Solstices, where the Sun is at it’s greatest distance from the celestial equator. These include Yule (feast on the Winter Solstice) (December 21st that marks the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.), Imbolic (the beginning of Spring), Ostara (Spring Equinox), Beltaine (Halfway point between the spring equinox & Summer Solstice) (June 21st marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.), Litha (Mid-Point of Summer or the Summer Solstice), Lammas (festival and beginning of the wheat harvest where the first bread would be made), Mabon (Autumnal equinox), Samhain (End of the Harvest season and the beginning of the death of the planet during the winter months).

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During the time of our ancestors when everyday people had to farm their own food and a time when grocery stores were not on every corner, scarcity was common for food and fear was likely common, and therefore many superstitions sat in. When there was a bountiful harvest it led to large feasts and celebrations to a giving of ”thanks.”

The first harvest at Plymouth Rock was completed in 1621. It was during this time that Governor William Bradford (1590-1657) dedicated this as a special day of prayers and giving Thanks. That fall, Plymouth colonists’ and the local Wampanoag Indian tribe feasted for three days to celebrate their first “successful harvest.” Some say that the harvest celebration lasted longer, with colonists going from house to house throughout the colony within a weeklong celebration of the harvest.

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Samhain & Halloween

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The Human Body-Computer and Universal Consciousness

Belief is a reality filter that allows into perceived experience only that which confirms the belief – preconceived idea.

The brain takes out information that is there, and adds things that aren’t there, to construct a reality/experience to fit the belief.

They pretty much don’t care what rigid belief you have — religious, political, whatever — so long as you have one. Any of them will limit your ability to see the big picture, and they can also play belief against belief to divide and rule.

Rigid thought and low-vibrational states, especially fear, cause our energy fields to fall into slow-vibrational density and this creates a ‘firewall’ to Infinite Awareness.

HUMAN BODY-COMUTER

People identify who they are with their job, income, their likes and dislikes, and what we call their ‘personality’.

Your body is not you – you are using it to experience this reality.

We are not our bodies, we are infinite consciousness, the all that is, a seamless energy field.

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Neorealism v.s Constructivism

Neorealism focuses on the State as a key actor on the world stage and the systemic interdependent nature of the international community. The neorealist is ultimately interested in security as they view the state as highest authority. I believe this view resonates from a serious insecurity within their human nature (what that nature is constructed from is a matter of perspective, however). This insecurity breeds an authoritarian attitude most of the time, which is concerned with control. Ironically, the “security” produced is a harsh lie because building arms, and increasing domestic security, only creates tension enough for the inevitability of war both abroad and within the country. The system, insecure as it is, cracks down on its civilians until they become an enemy of the state.

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Proof Obama Isn’t Who He Says He Is

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”  — Joseph Goebbels

It is a dangerous thing when people know the truth, but are far to afraid to discuss it because of how they will be viewed and the possible negative reactions of others. I may not be able to provide the physical evidence to prove that Barack Husein Obama was not in fact born in the United States and therefore his presidency is a farce. But i can provide a mountain of ever growing evidence to the contrary. I may be negatively labeled as a “birther” by those who refuse to do their own research, as the only defense they have against their hypnotizing leader. Believers of the president’s birth in America will also try to use his birth certificate as evidence. This would be all I need to prevent any further research, but a a red flag went up when it took the white house nearly three years to even present that.

For most, the issue is settled – Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Aug 4,1961. For others this game has been dragged out for far too long, especially with election season approaching once again. Even if the latter statement of his Hawaiian birth were true, that does not end the argument that he should be sent packing from the oval office. How anyone can still support this man, without benifetting from his lies, is beyond my comprehension.

It is also important to understand that we must not direct all of our stress towards Obama. He takes the praise when the U.S is in good shape, and the flak when the U.S is in bad shape. He is a fall guy, in short.

Obama promised transparency in his adminstration. But, he has ran the most secretive administration ever. Everything always being put under the issue of national security.

He promised to end the wars around the world and bring our troops home. But any belief that this true is a gross misconception. He withdrew troops from Iraq, but then sent 12,000 U.S troops to Libya. Leaving 50,000 remanding troops in Iraq to no longer be considered soldiers, but “peacekeeprs”. This does not count the covert operations, private mercenaries and drone strikes that will continue to devastate Iraq and other parts of the Mildle East. In Afghanistan the U.S military is still in full force with its allies and NATO, but says that forces will be withdrawn by 2014 or 2015 a the latest. Chief of NATO, Fogh Rasmussen said:

“I consider it of utmost importance to continue our military operations, because the fact is that it is the increasing military pressure on the Taliban and the Taliban leadership that has stimulated the reconciliation talks…So there is no alternative to continuing the military operations.”

The one thing about all of these withdrawal plans is that will call for billions in aid to these countries for training of their militaries and devastated regions. Money that the U.S does not have to spend at home little alone abroad.

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