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Descent from spirit into matter

At the last review session on 12th December 2017, Pete presented his research on Esoterics and Gnostic wisdom:

References from Pete's talk:

http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/hesiod/theogony.htm

https://youtu.be/W_DiYxrJMzA

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/from-knowledge-to-wisdom

In continuing Clive’s essential theme of addressing the “other”, and knowing that this does not only apply to the political other, but the other in all of its forms, i wish to clarify some concepts in the realm of what could be called the Spiritual Other.

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The tombstone of Western civilization

We are naive children, so easily led. Daily Pickings claims no superiority in this regard; it is only when one has the time and inclination to looker deeper that one begins to peel back the layers of deception. Most people are too busy with the business of surviving and making "progress" in the current political economy to care.

This next article needs little introduction; it exposes our collective stupidity over the original "cold war" and its latest reincarnation.

The Anti-Empire Report #153 by William Blum
Cold War Number One: 70 years of daily national stupidity
Cold War Number Two: Still in its youth, but just as stupid
...To be put on the tombstone of Western civilization

On November 15, 2017, at Christie’s auction house in New York City, a painting was sold for $450,312,500.

If there is one myth that needs to been exploded for the world to change, it is the holocaust. Questioning it has been the deepest taboo for 70 years and our belief in the holocaust has facilitated so much injustice in the world, way beyond the theft of Palestine and its ethnic cleansing.

Monika Schaefer was born to German parents in Canada and for most of her life, blamed her parents for not intervening or speaking out against the claimed atrocities. Too late to apologise to them when she discovered the truth, she produced this video.

The following is extracted from an email from Monika's brother:

Monika Schaefer was arrested on January 3 2018 in the very heart of "Holocaust country" while attending, as an observer, the bizarre inquisition hearings against the courageous Sylvia Stolz. This "trial" was for illegal words that Sylvia Stolz had spoken at the "Anti Censorship Coalition" (AZK) in Switzerland in 2012.   The twisting nonsensical accusations of the inquisition was beyond bizarre. What the snake that calls itself the "State Prosecutor" did, will be something that will amuse future generations when studying the "witch" trials of 2018.  

45 minutes into the inquisition the "State Prosecutor" snake called for a surprise break, which was then used to arrest my courageous sister Monika. The only thing Monika did was watch quietly as the inquisition was dealing with Sylvia Stolz.  These people have us under close observation and figured it was a good opportunity to demonstrate their "power", and intimidate us. 

Another snake masquerading as a "State Prosecutor" accompanied by 3 heavily armed thugs handcuffed Monika and dragged her away. When my sister protested that she is a free person from Canada and had done nothing wrong, the "State Prosecutor" snake told her, "if you wanted to stay free you should have stayed in Canada". (Welcome to Holocaust country)

Now they have moved Monika Schaefer to the high security prison in Munich and will keep her there indefinitely. Monika is accused of making an apology to her own dear mother. The title of the video was "Sorry Mom, I was wrong about the Holocaust".

What has angered the Jews is the fact that this one little video has undone hundreds of millions of dollars worth of their psychological warfare that most of us had become victims of. They thought that their ridiculous "Holocaust" program was now firmly wired into our brains, and then, along comes Monika and blows it out of the water with a simple apology to her Mom. That really surprised them. 

The Logan Act and treason

Promulgated by the US Congress in 1799, the Logan Act (Figure 1) prohibits American citizens acting “without authority” from the US Government from engaging in any “correspondence or intercourse” with a foreign government or its representatives that interferes with US foreign policy.

The Logan Act is cited in the criticism of Michael Flynn for discussions with Russian officials as part of Donald Trump's transition process. Leaving the spurious assertions of "Russiagate" aside, there are far more egregious and pernicious examples of contravention of the Logan Act.

Insider Politics – Inside the Law? Bilderberg, US Citizens and the Logan Act by TERRY MELANSON
Most of the existing commentary on this issue argues, with varying degrees of certainty and accuracy, that American citizens participating in Bilderberg Meetings are breaching the Logan Act. “Many people believe this meeting is possibly a violation of the Logan Act…” podcaster Mark Dice wrote in his 2015 book The Bilderberg Group: Facts and Fiction (p.6). According to Daniel Estulin, in his book, The True Story of the Bilderberg Group (2007), the Logan Act makes it: “absolutely illegal for elected to officials to meet in private with influential business executives to debate and design foreign policy.” Estulin identified no less than 21 prominent Americans who have “flouted the Logan Act” 

Bilderberg is only one globalist forum which contravenes the Logan Act. There are others, such as the Council for Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) was presumably in contravention of the Logan Act in bowing to pressure from George Osborne (UK Chancellor of Exchequer), Mark Carney (Bank of England Governor) and  Adair Turner (Chair of UK's Financial Services Authority), all of whom sat on the Swiss based Financial Stability Board at the time, to quash the indictments of HSBC and its senior executives (for laundering money on behalf of international terrorists and drugs cartels).

One has to wonder, at what point do people realise that the panoply of laws and regulations aren't there to protect us but part of the complex web of power of the criminal class which rules and used as weapons accordingly but ignored when convenient. If we don't realise we're conned by authority every which way by now, will we ever?

How low can they go?

The litany of insane and ignoble acts by the Structural Elite and their flunkies knows no bounds and we'd be hard pushed to list them all. Yet still, the majority of people shy away from truth like nervous horses when spooked. Daily Pickings is replete with examples both contemporary and historic but still these are studiously ignored by most. The killing of Martin Luther King was assumed to be racially motivated but there were many reasons for his "removal"; like many others who've died at the hand of hidden assassins, King was a threat to prosecution of war in Vietnam and much more besides. It is demonstrable, beyond doubt, that James Earl Ray was a patsy and didn't fire the shot that sent King to hospital which is where he was dispatched.

William Pepper Reveals Who Really Killed MLK
Dr. William Pepper’s remarkable 40 year investigation into the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. is summarized in his equally remarkable book, “The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.” In this conversation we discuss Dr. Pepper’s relationship with Dr. King, the mind-blowing evidence that destroys the official story of the assassination, who really killed MLK, and the complete media blackout that has served to keep this information from the public for half a century.

Assassination has a long history in power politics but at what point did it become politically expedient to attack the human population en masse?

We know how low "they" will go which is why we should never abdicate responsibility for ourselves and each other to hierarchy. It will always corrupt. One benevolent dictator or regime will always be replaced by a succession of corrupt regimes.

We are our own protection, if we're prepared to trust each other rather than corrupt authority.