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PLAYERS ON A STAGE

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I PLAY A ROLE IN THE THEATER OF LIFE.
A HUNDRED THOUSAND ENCORES UPON THIS STAGE.

I’VE PORTRAYED THE PART OF A MAN:
HARD, THRUSTING, BRUTAL, AND DOMINEERING.
I’VE BEEN CAST IN THE ROLE OF WOMEN:
AESTHETIC, SOFT, SUBMISSIVE, SECRET, AND PERSEVERING.

I CHERISH DRAMA. COMIC ABSURDITY.
TRAGIC PATHOS AND MYSTERY.
I WEAR A BODY LIKE A MASK.

I KNOW WHICH ROLE I’M PLAYING WHEN I PLAY.
THE SCENERY CHANGES. THE STAGE REMAINS.
THE MASKS MAY CHANGE:
THE PLAYERS STAY THE SAME.

— LAWRENCE R. SPENCER. 2012. —

ARCHANGEL MICHAEL IS A FEMALE

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St MichaelAll of the ancient religious texts of Earth were written by MEN.  Every religion and society of Earth have been ruled by MEN.  In patriarchal societies, on Earth, men are always the heroic, powerful figures.  Women are depicted as weak and subservient, and minimized.  One excellent example of how we hide or cover-up the POWER of FEMININE BEINGS is the myth and legends of “Saint Michael“.  However, nearly EVERY depiction of “Saint Michael” in art is of a FEMALE!

Saint_Michael_IconIn the New Testament Michael leads God’s armies against Satan‘s forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan. Christian sanctuaries to Michael appeared in the 4th century, when he / she was first seen as a healing angel, and then over time as a protector and the leader of the army of God against the forces of evil.

Michael in the Hebrew language means “Who is like unto God” or “Who is equal to God” St. Michael has been depicted from earliest Christian times as a commander, who holds in his right hand a spear with which he attacks Lucifer/Satan, and in his left hand a green palm branch.

An increasing number of experts in anthropology, theology and philosophy, believe that Zoroastrianism contains the earliest distillation of prehistoric belief in angels. The Amesha Spentas of Zoroastrianism are likened unto archangels. Simultaneously, they individually inhabit immortal bodies, that operate in the physical world, to protect, guide and inspire humanity, and the spirit world.

The Avesta explains the origin and nature of archangels or Amesha Spentas.  To maintain equilibrium, Ahura Mazda engaged in the first act of creation, distinguishing his Holy Spirit (Spenta Mainyu), the Archangel of righteousness. Ahura Mazda also distinguished from himself six more Amesha Spentas, who, along with Spenta Mainyu, aided in the creation of the physical universe.

The Book of Revelation (12:7-9) describes a war in heaven in which Michael, being stronger, defeats Satan:st michael is a woman

“…there was war in heaven. Michael and his / her angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he / she was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven.

After the conflict, Satan is thrown to earth along with the fallen angels, where he (“that ancient serpent called the devil”) still tries to “lead the whole world astray”.  “For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment …”; of angels cast down to the earth in the War in Heaven; of demons (a demon is a spiritual entity that may be conjured and controlled) or of certain “Watchers”.  (The myth of the Watchers began in Lebanon when Aramaic writers tried to interpret the imagery on Mesopotamian stone monuments without being able to read their Akkadian text.)

The Book of Revelation describes a “war in heaven” between angels led by the archangel Michael versus those led by “the dragon”, identified with “the devil and Satan“, who are defeated and thrown down to the earth.   The fall of superhuman beings punished for opposing gods also appears in Greek mythology.

In the book ALIEN INTERVIEW, the officer / pilot and engineer of the crashed UFO from Roswell in 1947 was interviewed and describes itself as a FEMININE ENTITY.  Yet, the military invasion force, of which she is a member, has recently invaded this galaxy and conquered the “Old Empire” inter-galactic government which established Earth as a prison planet tens of thousands of years ago. The “War in Heaven” she describes in these interviews was a series of space battles fought in the Earth solar system between The Domain, and the Brothers of The Serpent from the “Old Empire” (Satan / Serpent), which ended approximately 1250 AD, with the victory of her forces.

The pilot (Airl) describes the benevolent philosophy of “The Domain”, the powerful space civilization of which she is a member:

“Kindness fosters kindness. Cruelty begets cruelty. One must be able and willing to use force, tempered with intelligence, to prevent harm to the innocent. However, extraordinary understanding, self-discipline and courage are required to effectively prevent brutality, without being overwhelmed by the malice that motivated the brutality.  Only a demonic, self-serving government would employ a “logic” or “science” to conceive that an “ultimate solution” to any problem is to murder and permanently erase the memory of every artist, genius, skilled manager, and inventor, and cast them into a planetary prison together with political opponents, killers, thieves, perverts, and disabled beings of an entire galaxy!”

If the warriors of The Domain can be FEMININE, why is it not possible that St. Michael is a female?

MYSTERY WOMEN

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Women in the paintings of Vermeer

“Exhaustive research conducted by a wide range of investigators during the 300 years since his death proves that Vermeer had no other studio outside of his home in which to paint.  The logical extension of this fact, inasmuch as Vermeer and his wife Catharina produced 15 children during his short life, what that he must have been constantly, and continually surrounded by his family in the house while he painted!  By extrapolation, is it not obvious, even at the most casual investigation, that the most readily available models for his paintings would be his own family members?   This observation is compounded and ratified by the fact that nearly every one of his surviving paintings features young women as the principle model!

Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that Vermeer worked at home, and that he painted pictures of the women in his own family.  It is clearly documented that Vermeer had 5 daughters old enough to be the women shown in the paintings.  Also, his wife and mother-in-law, are very likely candidates to be women shown in his paintings.  A very thorough comparison of the faces of each of the women shown in his paintings reveals the obvious observation that the same women are being painted again and again. ”

— Excerpted from the book, “Vermeer: Portraits of A Lifetime”, by Lawrence R. Spencer

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THE HAMMER OF WITCHES HOLOCAUST

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the_stake_of_the_witches_by_frenchfox-d3316dkIn the book and film “The DaVinci Code” by Dan Brown, there is a reference made to an ancient book called The Malleus Maleficarum (Latin for “The Hammer of Witches”, or “Hexenhammer” in German). Here is a free PDF copy of the book.

Malleus_maleficarumAt the height of its popularity, The Malleus Maleficarum was surpassed in public notoriety only by The Bible.

Because Catholicism is patriarchal (ruled by men) it has historically and systematically expunged the so called “pagan” concepts of the “Divine Feminine” from the western world.  The Female Creator Goddess (Gaia) was the foundation of spirituality for thousands of years before the state legalization of “Christianity” as a religious cult by The First Council of Nicaea (a council of Christian bishops convened in Nicaea in Bithynia by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325.

One of the favored methods of eliminating or minimizing the idea of the Feminine Creator (or the legend of Mary Magdalen as the wife of Jesus whose daughter was the origin of the “Royal Blood” claimed by the Queen of England, and others) was to declare any women who could THINK to be a “witch”, and therefore “evil”.

It set forth, as well, many of the modern misconceptions and fears concerning witches and the influence of witchcraft. The questions, definitions, and accusations it set forth in regard to witches, which were reinforced by its use during the Inquisition, came to be widely regarded as irrefutable truth.

Those beliefs are held even today by a majority of Christians in regard to practitioners of the modern “revived” religion of Witchcraft, or Wicca. And while the Malleus itself is largely unknown in modern times, its effects have proved long lasting.

The authors of the Malleus addressed those voices in no uncertain terms, stating:  “Whether the Belief that there are such Beings as Witches is so Essential a Part of the Catholic Faith that Obstinacy to maintain the Opposite Opinion manifestly savors of Heresy.”

malleusdover_500-400x400The immediate, and lasting, popularity of the Malleus essentially silenced those voices. It made very real the threat of one being branded a heretic, simply by virtue of one’s questioning of the existence of witches and, thus, the validity of the Inquisition. It set into the general Christian consciousness, for all time, a belief in the existence of witches as a real and valid threat to the Christian world. It is a belief which is held to this day.

It must be noted that during the Inquisition, few, if any, real, verifiable, witches were ever discovered or tried. Often the very accusation was enough to see one branded a witch, tried by the Inquisitors’ Court, and burned alive at the stake.

Old women, Midwives, Jews, Poets. Gypsies…anyone who did not fit within the contemporary view of pious Christians were suspect, and easily branded “Witch”. Usually to devastating effect.

It must also be noted that the crime of Witchcraft was not the only crime of which one could be accused during the Inquisition. By questioning any part of Catholic belief, one could be branded a heretic.

Scientists were branded heretics by virtue of repudiating certain tenets of Christian belief (most notably Galileo, whose theories on the nature of planets and gravitational fields was initially branded heretical).

Writers who challenged the Church were arrested for heresy (sometimes formerly accepted writers whose works had become unpopular). Anyone who questioned the validity of any part of Catholic belief did so at their own risk. The Malleus Maleficarum played an important role in bringing such Canonical law into being, as often the charge of heresy carried along with it suspicions of witchcraft.

It must be remembered that the Malleus is a work of its time. Science had only just begun to make any real advances. At that time nearly any unexplainable illness or malady would often be attributed to magic, and thus the activity of witches. It was a way for ordinary people to make sense of the world around them.

The Malleus drew upon those beliefs, and, by its very existence, reinforced them and brought them into the codified belief system of the Catholic Church. In many ways, it could be said that it helped to validate the Inquisition itself.

While the Malleus itself cannot be blamed for the Inquisition or the horrors inflicted upon mankind by the Inquisitors, it certainly played an important role. Thus has it been said that The Malleus Maleficarum is one of the most blood-soaked works in human history, in that its very existence reinforced and validated Catholic beliefs which led to the prosecution, torture, and murder, of tens of thousands of innocent people.

The lasting effect of the Malleus upon the world can only be measured in the lives of the hundreds of thousands of men, women, and even children, who suffered, and died, at the hands of the Inquisitors during the Inquisition.

At the height of its popularity, The Malleus Maleficarum was surpassed in public notoriety only by The Bible. Its effects were even felt in the New World, where the last gasp of the Inquisition was felt in the English settlements in America (most notably in Salem, Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials).

Estimates of the death toll during the Inquisition worldwide range from 600,000 to as high as 9,000,000 (over its 250 year long course); either is a chilling number when one realizes that nearly all of the accused were women, and consisted primarily of outcasts and other suspicious persons.

It is beyond the scope of this article to adequately examine the role of the Malleus in world history, or its lasting effects.

At the very least, The Malleus Maleficarum (The Witch Hammer) offers to us an intriguing glimpse into the Medieval mind, and perhaps gives us a taste of what it might have been like to have lived in those times.” – Wicasta Lovelace

Summation of the Malleus Maleficarum

The Dominican monks Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger assembled many fairy tales and magic stories, nightmares, hearsay, confessions and accusations and put this all together as factual information in what became the handbook for the witch hunters, examiners, torturers and executioners, called the Malleus Maleficarum, a title which was translated as Hammer of Witches.

It was published in 1487, but two years previously the authors had secured a bull from Pope Innocent VIII, authorizing them to continue the witch hunt in the Alps which they had already instituted against the opposition from clergy and secular authorities. They reprinted the bull of December 5, 1484 to make it appear that the whole book enjoyed papal sanction.

Anybody with a grudge or suspicion, very young children included, could accuse anyone of witchcraft and be listened to with attention; anyone who wanted someone else’s property or wife could accuse; any loner, any old person living alone, anyone with a misformity, physical or mental problem was likely to be accused.

Open hunting season was declared on women, especially herb gatherers, midwives, widows and spinsters. Women who had no man to supervise them were of course highly suspicious.