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The writer asked an NCMEC worker recently just how many "missing" children had been located and recovered as the result of using fingerprints obtained under one of their programs. The answer was zero to her knowledge.
How many of you know that the nursery rhymeRing around the Rosie, pocketful of Posies,is actually a sad song?
A-tisket, A-tasket, we all fall down,
Ring around the Roses means a wreath of roses and plague started with rose coloured rings on the cheeks (and killed many)
Pocketful of posies meant that the children who died (with plague) had their pockets filled with posies.
A-tisket, A-tasket referred to violent sneezing in the last stages of the plague, before death came. We all fall down is actual death.
Similarly,Oranges and Lemon sold for a penny
Oh the school girls are so many
Grass is green and the rose is red
Remember me when I am dead
Referred to the dark ages just before the industrial revolution when poverty was so deep, that poor parents sold their adolescent daughters for a song. Oranges represented big boobs and lemons represented girls with small breasts. Many girls who died prematurely were laid to rest among the grass and roses.
Without knowing its sad significance, we teach our children to sing and dance to these numbers. Like the Africans dance with the rhythmic gyration with their big buttocks : "Give us this day our daily dose of ARVs" instead of The Lord's prayer for daily bread!
Topsy turvy world indeed.
Provided by Dr. Leo Rebello
The myth that children have such an enjoyable life, is nonsense. Children have no control of anything. Therefore, the more control we, as adults, can provide them, bearing in mind age limitations, will allow them to mature into happy, secure, and productive human beings. Then, they will be in a position to control what they can control.
The older they get the more we must listen to them for they have much that they can teach us and not just about typical teenage subject matters but about life. The more we listen to them, the more they will listen to us. That is what you desired all along anyway.
Mary Magdalene and the 12 Miriams
c- Naseer Ahmad 2002
This article is an introduction to my book, The Thirteenth Priestess. My goal is to wake people up to heal the planet.
A woman named JemmaGirl sent me an e-mail, rebuking me for calling myself Jesus. The Jesus she knew was Jewish, hadn't sold books, and never been married.
The Truth? Jesus was married, twice, had 4 children, and his earliest disciples were women. Mary, his mother was his first teacher, and he had many female teachers. Mary Magdalene was his beloved lover, wife, and disciple. And I could care less whether fundamentalists, evangelicals, and literalists believe this or not.
The Truth? The story of Religion has been the suppression of Women and the Feminine energy, with unimaginable harm to all of us. It is women's voices that have been stilled, and women's history that has been untold. So not as Jesus, but as a son, a husband and a father, I am fulfilling my duty to offer testimony.
The secret (and powerful) underground society of priestesses, in hiding because of the prevailing culture of the times, found its strength in strategic alliances with kings, powerful men, and spiritual groups. They used their sexual and magical power as well as healing, prophecy and wealth to further their aim, which was to heal humanity by joining the power of female and male, and return God to a state of greater balance.
The spirit of the child Jesus was recognized as heralding the being that would heal the world by balancing the opposing male and female natures of God. Therefore they set out to nurture, teach, and help him.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, had been the chief priestess from around the time that he was born. His conception and birth was the result of a union of Man and Woman in sacred ritual, not the Immaculate Conception of the Bible, but still a normal act of love and passion that would bring forth divinity. (His father was part of the traditions of Atlan, and not the Joseph of the Bible, but Joseph of Arimathea.)
She had been chosen through her karma to bring forth and nurture this child, and by so doing, becoming the High Priestess of Palestine.
He went to Egypt and India to study during the lost years. He had been there before in his previous lives, but knew that his purpose would be fulfilled in Palestine, through his attempt to redeem and heal the Jewish people. At first his parents accompanied him, but later in his childhood he was sent on his own. Wherever he went, though, he was recognized and supported by many, women as well as men, for he was the awaited one.
Returning to Palestine, he was with the Essenes for a while, though he never belonged to that group. The society of women supported and nurtured him from the background, then openly became his disciples. It may be hard to believe that now, but people actually were much more open to the feminine energies then, and various cultures did coexist in Palestine until Jewish hegemony was established in the 20th century.
(The story of the Jewish people and their origins and karma will be explored more fully in my book, The Children of Atlan.
As Jesus came into his own magical and spiritual power, women were always at his side. Mary the mother and his first wife Shoshanna (from one of the lost tribes in India) were part of his group. He had a child with Shoshanna, Lazarus, and they returned to Palestine.
Mary Magdalene and her sister Martha were heiresses to one of the great fortunes of Palestine. They were also followers of the High Priestess. When Jesus returned from India, Mary Magdalene had an epiphany, which told her of her love for him and the role she would play in his life. From that moment on she became his principal follower and supporter.
When Shoshanna died his son Lazarus was adopted into the family of Martha of Bethany and Mary Magdalene, and over time a great love developed between Mary Magdalene and Jesus.
The wedding at Canaa was the sacred marriage of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Eventually they would have 3 children, Ruth, Eleazar, and Sarah.
Mary Magdalene had been chosen to become Mary the mother's successor as High Priestess, and by taking Jesus as lover and husband, they were ensuring by this act that the traditions would continue, and the salvation of their people would take place. If they choose to follow him.
The women who followed Jesus came to be such a recognizable group they were jokingly referred to as the 12 Miriams because many of them were called Miriam, or Mary. That women have always been involved in spiritual life is a suppressed fact, not just in Palestine but India as well; Krishna and Buddha had female disciples just as Jesus did.
They were the ones out of whom several demons were cast out, their sexual and spiritual practices having left them open to possession. The penitent woman who washed his feet with her tears and anointed him with costly perfume, the woman taken in adultery, the woman who anointed him with the sacred oil, were his earliest disciples.
As Jesus' group grew many men who joined the discipleship had a hard time accepting women as equals who could and did express their beliefs. Peter was the most vocal of them all. Even though Mary Magdalene had great gifts in her own right, he couldn't stand to have a woman speak to them about spiritual matters. Jesus rebuked him once, "Why do I love her the most? Because she has more faith than any of you."
(And it was the male disciples who would later distort Jesus' essential message and obscure the female contribution to his teachings).
Jesus traveled throughout Palestine with his disciples. His message was based on the Way of Atlan, the hidden knowledge that had been expressed through the world's religions and also through his previous incarnations as Thoth /Hermes, Krishna, and Buddha.
He combined Earth Magic and Sky God principles of the Spirit to accomplish what he did.
Great crowds came to listen but they weren't ready to hear his essential message, about karma, love, and peace. Even the miracles weren't enough to convince them. Many of his own followers saw him only as a projection of their hopes and expectations, not who he truly was.
In the end Jesus knew that his purpose would only be accomplished after he left. But first, he had to die in fulfillment of prophecy.
The Last Supper was served to women as well as men. Mary Magdalene sat by his side. Think how much better a place the world was then, and could have been! (Incidentally, the young man beside him in Leonardo DaVinci's painting is wearing a red robe, and red was Mary Magdalene's favourite colour and the colour of her hair).
Jesus served them, his blood in remembrance of his sacrifice, and asked them to protect his children. He served them his flesh, in commemoration of the body that would no longer be with them. He washed their feet, to wash away their karma (sins).
And even though he was in pain that he must go away, he consoled them, and even though he knew that many would run away in fear, and betray him, and lose faith, he promised he would always be with those who believed.
Jesus cried out to the people he had come to save, and who rejected him. Jerusalem, Jerusalem!
In the end it was their karma that the Jewish people refused to see him as the Messiah. He was of the Davidic line, not just through blood but also through reincarnation, as one who once was Solomon. He was condemned to the Romans as a claimant to the throne and therefore sent to the cross as a political punishment.
There is a spiritual technique by which one can give up life. His spirit left his body, and he died. All who saw him realised what they had done, and darkness descended upon their souls. And Mary the Mother placed a terrible curse on the people of Israel, just as a previous High Priestess had done. (See Battle for the Soul of The Jewish People.)
Jesus had to die, and he had to return. Mary Magdalene, Martha of Bethany and other priestesses performed a superhuman feat of healing to bring him back, just as Jesus had once brought back Lazarus. And on the third day, he rose up, and was so transformed that even his wife Mary Magdalene couldn't recognize him. She went and told Peter and the others, and that is the true story of Easter.
Jesus stayed with the disciples a while longer, taught them to perform miracles, and sent them out into the world. His brother James, Peter, and Paul would eventually change his message and pay the price. And Jerusalem was destroyed by the Roman legions shortly after.
His children had been hidden with different families. A Zealot who hated Jesus' renunciation of the Jewish faith killed Lazarus. Eleazar grew up and died at Masada. Ruth lived a happy and peaceful life in Palestine for a while. Mary Magdalene fled with their youngest child, Sarah to France. Mother Mary traveled through Asia Minor and Greece, eventually ending up in Rome.
Mary Magdalene was protected by her friends in France and set up the first Christian communities there (who evolved into the Cathar Heresy that was the subject of the first inquisitions). Where she landed near Marseille is the scene of a festival every year, and she is the patron saint of France. Her daughter Sarah married into nobility and the bloodline of Jesus and Mary Magdalene was sought and carried through the European monarchs who felt it conferred some sort of legitimacy upon them.
The Magdalene performed many miracles wherever she went. Tradition holds that she died in France, but that isn't true. However when she left she promised in thanks for the kindness given her she would return one day when she was needed. More than a thousand years later, she reincarnated as Joan of Arc, but that is another story.
Jesus went to England where he set up the first church and even to North America where he preached to the Native peoples. After that he returned to India in search of the lost tribes of Israel. From there he called Mary Magdalene to join him.
Mary Magdalene, Ruth, and Mother Mary traveled to India. There is a town called Murree in the foothills of the Himalayas. I visited it many years ago. There is a grave there and the local people say it is the grave of Miriam, the mother of Jesus. I looked out from there to the distant mountains, and yes I felt her wild, restless spirit.
And Jesus and Mary Magdalene and their daughter lived in happiness and peace for the rest of their lives in a beautiful valley, hidden away from the rest of the world.
The man known as Jesus has returned. Married once more to Mary Magdalene, they and their children are here to await the dawning of the New Age, when Earth and Spirit can be reunited again.
Provided by Naseer Ahmad, M.D. (M.A.), D.Sc. http://www.manfromatlan.com Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
As Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of History (La verdad sobre la democracia) I asked an authority on marijuana the following questions:
Is there anything about marijuana that is harmful? Is it safe to drive when smoking marijuana?
Also marijuana is the same as cannabis, right?
Answer: Back in the old days when pot experiments were possible, they ran an
experiment comparing the driving abilities of regular pot smokers, first-time pot smokers, and non-users. Prior to taking a series of driving tests, the longtime users smoked a joint, the first-timers smoked their first joint, and the non-users did not smoke anything. The tests showed that the longtime smokers, while under the influence, were easily the best drivers. The fact is pot smokers are safer drivers.
People drive under the influence of an incredible array of legal drugs; yet, they manage to drive without any societal concern. Why should it be a great surprise that pot smokers are excellent drivers?
I know of nothing that is medically harmful about pot when ingested with brownies, for example. Butter made with pot and used for cooking provides a fairly healthy system of ingestion. I've eaten my share of cookies cooked with marijuana butter. It's a pleasant way to use pot.
Carl Sagan (whom I personally knew) smoked a joint every day of his adult life. It clearly never affected his sanity or his intellectual prowess. He was one of the brightest and sanest persons I've ever known.
Smoking pot might be bad for the lungs, but most regular users only have a few tokes daily. This amount of smoke, although not good for one, probably does only minor harm to the lungs, if any. If one is worried about this, one need only eat cookies. Of course, that might cause dental decay!
MDMA, (methylene dioxy methamphetamine also called ecstacy, Adam, etc) which has been illegally placed on schedule one, is one of the most promising drugs ever discovered. During the years it was legal it was a fabulous tool for marital and sex counselors all over the world. I once "cured" a guy of his meth addiction with a single session using MDMA as an adjunct. After 20 years, this guy has never returned to meth, an addiction that had previously ruined his professional and personal life. MDMA is truly the miracle drug of counseling. It is a tragedy that ignorant fools have proscribed it. The divorce rate could be cut in half by counselors trained in the use of MDMA as a marital or sexual counseling adjunct.
I can remember when oral sex was a capital crime in some states. Our culture suffers from a profound pathology when it comes to certain forms of human pleasure.
Consider that speed is legal, and is used by at least 30 million women. It is prescribed to them by doctors. With a refillable prescription, they stay profoundly hooked for years. Yet it is a horribly destructive drug that has ruined the lives of countless people. It surely has ruined innumerable marriages. MDMA, which is illegal on the other hand, has saved countless marriages. Analyze that.
Heroin is one of the most benign of all the drugs. Yet Hollywood [Ed's note: Hollywood's controlled by the CIA] has painted it as powerfully addictive, physically destructive, and psychologically ruinous. It is none of these things. Countless heroin users in England were once supplied with horse (a term for heroin) which they used with regularity. They occupied every kind of job and profession imaginable. They were teachers, barristers, judges, police, plumbers, painters, and so forth. Given a legal supply, they lived normal lives. They were good parents and spouses. The physical effects of horse are extremely benign in comparison to tobacco smoking. The degree of addiction is relatively weak, and the habit is readily dropped. Huge numbers of American soldiers in Vietnam used horse almost daily for two and three years. When they returned to the US, 90% of them immediately dropped the habit. Cigarettes are vastly more addictive. Ask anybody who has used both drugs. Most heroin users in the US are recreational users. They use it maybe once a month at parties or other activities.
Cocaine is another drug that has been stupidly demonized. The Len Bias law was based on outright lies.
The same goes for opium. Back in the days when opium dens abounded in this country [US], they posed no social problem whatsoever. They resembled neighborhood social clubs. There never was single case of a homicide, stabbing, or other violence at one of these clubs. The picture of these clubs painted by Hollywood is a total fabrication. If we had legal opium "dens" today, the crime rate in many neighborhoods would go down, not up. They clearly were superior to neighborhood bars in their complete lack of violence. The atmosphere in these places was basically warm, friendly, and conducive to good social relations among the people in the neighborhood who visited.
The drug warriors in our society suffer from abysmal ignorance regarding drugs. Before undertaking drug wars, it would be nice if these ignorant Torquemadas took the trouble to educate themselves. I can think of no more destructive group of people than the drug warriors. What they have done to this nation is appalling.
Cannabis is the plant or the flower. The prepared drug is called hashish or marijuana, depending on what part of the plant is used to prepare the drug. Hashish is the luxury model of pot. It gives a much nicer high, but is more expensive. I suspect it's easier on the lungs since it's purer. A really great psychotropic drug IHMO.
Given the level of violence in American society, methinks we should be offering free hash to people with violent tendencies, not putting them in prison for using it. After all, they are far more likely to behave in socially approved ways when on hash -- as opposed to alcohol, which often triggers horrible violence in certain individuals.
Editor's note: See 1st edition for demand regarding drug users who have been incarcerated.
People on hash also drive very safely. People who suffer from road rage would be wise to have a couple tokes of hash before driving during rush hour.
Provided by retired muckraker Richard Franklin, a man of integrity and immense knowledge from accurate literature. Email: email@example.com
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