Wednesday, December 19, 2012
ZOROASTER AND THE BIRTH OF AN APOCALYPTIC FAITH
by R.D. Brinsmead
The following outline has been drawn, for the most part, from three excellent and highly acclaimed publications about Zoroastrians: Norman Cohn, Cosmos, Chaos, and the World to Come: The Ancient Roots of Apocalyptic Faith; Mary Boyce, Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices; and S.A. Kapadia, The Teaching of Zoroaster and the Philosophy of the Parsi Religion.
Norman Cohn has written such an excellent Afterword at the end of his equally excellent book, that I will quote it in full:
"This book is concerned with a major turning-point in the history of human consciousness: it tries to describe how the destiny of the world and of human being came to be imagined in a new way, and how these new expectations began to spread abroad. A brief recapitulation of the main argument may not come amiss.
Until around 1500 BC peoples as diverse as Egyptians, Sumerians, Babylonians, Indo-Iranians and their Indian and Iranian descendents, Canaanites, pre-exilic Israelites were all agreed that in the beginning the world had been organised, set in order, by a god or by several gods, and that in essentials it was immutable. For each people, security – meaning fertility of the land, victory in war, stable social relations sanctioned by custom and law – was the outward and visible sign that a divinely ordained order did indeed exist.
However, that order was never untroubled, it was always threatened by evil, destructive forces – sometimes identified as flood or drought, famine or plague, inertia or death itself – but sometimes also as hostile peoples or tyrannical conquerors. In the combat myth, in its various formulations, the conflict between universal order and the forces that threatened and invaded and impaired it – between cosmos and chaos – was given symbolic expression. A young hero god, or divine warrior, was charged by the gods with the task of keeping the forces of chaos at bay; and in return he was awarded kingship over the world.
Some time between 1500 and 1200 BC Zoroaster broke out of that static yet anxious world-view. He did so by reinterpreting, radically, the Iranian version of the combat myth. In Zoroaster’s view that world was not static, nor would it always be troubled. Even now the world was moving, through incessant conflict, towards a conflictless state. The time would come when, in a prodigious final battle, the supreme god and his supernatural allies would defeat the forces of chaos and their human allies and eliminate them once and for all. From then on the divinely appointed order would obtain absolutely: physical distress and want would be unknown, no enemy would threaten, within the community of the saved there would be absolute unanimity; in a word, the world would be for ever untroubled, and secure.
Unheard of before Zoroaster, that expectation deeply influenced certain Jewish groups – as witness some of the apocalypses and some of the writings found at Qumran. Above all, it influenced the Jesus sect, with incalculable consequences.
In this book the story is carried only to the close of the first century AD – but the story itself has continued down the ages. And what a story it has become! Much theological speculation; innumerable millenarian movements, including those now flourishing so vigorously in the United Sates; even the appeal once exercised by Marxist-Lenin ideology – all this belongs to it. Nor is there any reason to think that the story is nearing its end. The tradition whose origins are studied in this book is still alive and potent. Who can tell what fantasies, religious or secular, it may generate in the unforeseeable future?"
Zarathrustra – the first prophet of an apocalyptic faith
Zarathrustra (or Zoroaster as the Greeks called him) was born somewhere around 1500 BCE. He was reputed to have been miraculously born in answer to the prayers of a holy man and his equally holy wife. The evil spirit and seducer called Angra Mainyu who from the beginning was believed to be the enemy and man, was said to have fled in terror at Zarathrustra’s birth, only to return later to unsuccessfully tempt the man of God with the promise of rulership over the kingdoms of this world.
This appears to be a class action lawsuit settlement. -AK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - COBELL SETTLEMENT MONEY ON THE WAY - NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS
Date: Tuesday, 18-Dec-2012 23:53:58
Cobell Settlement Money on the Way - National Congress of American Indians
For Immediate Release
December 18, 2012
Cobell Settlement Money on the Way;
NCAI Launches Radio Ad Campaign to “Protect Native Money”
First round of Cobell settlement checks scheduled this week.
Washington, DC – On Monday the Indian Trust Settlement Administrator began issuing checks for the Cobell settlement to an estimated 400,000 American Indians who are Individual Indian Money (IIM) account holders. In an effort to raise awareness about the possibility of fraud and scams targeting these account holders the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) has released a Public Service Announcements (PSA) for radio stations as part of the organization’s Protect Native Money initiative.
“This settlement can benefit you, your family and your communities, but we must all be aware of the potential negative impacts. You or others may be a target for scams,” says NCAI’s Jefferson Keel in the radio PSA being distributed to Native American radio stations throughout the United States (click here to download). “Dishonest people know about the settlement and are figuring ways to take money from you. Be aware and be watchful. If you suspect a scam, you can contact your State’s Attorney General Office of Consumer Protection or your tribe.”
Keel and NCAI is also encouraging Native people to become educated and visit the organization’s site full of information on the issue at www.ncai.org/protectnativemoney. NCAI has also developed an “alert” with information for tribes to provide to their members (download here).
Keel closes the PSA by saying, “Remember, it’s your money, it’s Native money. Let’s keep it that way for generations to come.”
NCAI outlines specific ways in which recipients may be targeted. Individuals in these circumstances usually get mail, phone calls, and email with ideas for how to spend the money. For example, individuals or their family might get offers for new or used vehicles, credit card or loan offers, rent-to-own “deals”, or an advance on the money. The organization is encouraging individuals to determine how to save or spend their money, and to be wary of scams that encourage people to “Act Now!”, make big promises, offer no risk, or tell people to “keep it secret” referring to the offer.
NCAI says the best way to protect Native money is to make a plan, “take your time” when deciding how to spend the money”, ask questions, and talk to someone your trust.
The Cobell settlement payments, being made by the Indian Trust Settlement Administrator, will be distributed in two payments with the first being the $1,000 to everyone in the class. These payments are expected to be mailed on Monday December 17, 2012. The remaining payments will go out within six months of the first payment. $1.5 billion is slated for individuals in these initial payouts. $1.9 billion will go to repurchase fractionated interests over the next 10 years. A major number of the recipients are in Montana, North and South Dakota, Idaho, Washington, California, Arizona, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Minnesota.
NCAI has also learned that the court will issue an order this week appointing a “special master” to oversee the distribution of the funds with a focus on efforts to locate all eligible beneficiaries. Efforts will be made to reach out to tribes to help locate members who may be eligible but who may need to update their addresses.
NCAI is directing individuals who have questions about payments for class members of the Cobell v. Salazar settlement, to contact the claims administrator, Garden City Group, Inc., directly.
Call: 1-800-961-6109 toll free
Mail: Indian Trust Settlement, P.O. Box 9577, Dublin, OH 43017-4877
Trust Beneficiary Call Center — beneficiaries can contact the Trust Beneficiary Call Center for the Office of Special Trustee, toll-free, at 1-888-678-6836
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Sequential Gaia Energetic Upgrades Begin on the 12-21-12
Sequential Gaia energetic upgrades begin on the 12-21-12 which support expansion of planetary consciousness on all levels, in all beings.
Grand Cosmic Alignment of the 12-21-12 opens Galactic Gaia portal.
Until the 12-21-12, intensive 3D-4D adjustments may be expected.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Day of the Contact Last Update
We WILL open the Portal! This WILL be the beginning of the new cycle! Let's do this:
Posted by Cobra at 1:03 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012
MAKE THIS VIRAL!
DAY OF THE CONTACT
It is time to take action! It is time to take the destiny of our world in our own hands! Therefore we will meet in groups large and small, as individuals and couples, at the exact time of solstice, at the end of the Mayan 5125 year cycle, on December 21st. On that day, a powerful flash of energy from the Galactic Central Sun will reach the Earth and trigger long lasting changes. Masses will gather on that day and invoke the presence and intervention of our positive extraterrestrial Star brothers and sisters that will assist us in the process of liberation of our planet from the tyranny of the dark forces so that for the first time in our history we will have the chance to create our own destiny as free citizens of the Earth.
Our mass effort on this day will be the trigger that will help to activate the Plan so that it may come to its fruition. Our activation on that day is our declaration of Victory of the Light. Make this viral! Share it worldwide! Please post it on your websites and blogs. If you know an alternative media outlet, you can send it to them. You can create a Facebook group for your local group of people dong this in your part of the world. You can create a video about this and post it on Youtube.
The critical mass for this activation to have desired effect is about 118,000 people worldwide actually doing it with focus. If we consider that human concentration skills are not perfect, we need 144,000 people as the critical mass.
But to read about it is one thing and actually participate is completely another. I would encourage as many people as possible to actually participate, although it may be in the early morning hours in your part of the world.
We will all be doing this activation at the same time, the moment of the winter/sommer solstice, which comes on December 21st, 2012 at 11:11 am GMT. Exact times for different time zones are:
1:11 am HAST (Hawaii)
2:11 am AKST (Alaska)
3:11 am PST (Los Angeles)
4:11 am MST (Denver)
5:11 am CST (Houston)
6:11 am EST (New York)
9:11 am BRST (Rio de Janeiro)
11:11 am GMT (London)
12:11 pm CET (Paris)
1:11 pm SAST (South Africa)
1:11 pm EET (Bulgaria)
1:11 pm EET (Cairo)
3:11 pm MSK (Moscow)
4:41 pm IST (India)
7:11 pm CST (Beijing)
8:11 pm JST (Tokyo)
10:11 pm EDT (Sydney)
If your place is not listed, you can find world time zones map here:
Or look at the map here:
1. Relax your mind and body by watching your breath for a few minutes. Connect with our main activation group on Giza plateau in Egypt and with many other groups worldwide so that we create One being in action.
2. There are many ships of positive ET civilizations surrounding the Earth, literally covering the sky in all locations and altitudes. Those ships are not visible to the naked eye because they are cloaked so the Cabal would not detect them. Choose a ship that is directly above your location and connect energetically with beings within that ship in whatever way works for you.
3. Visualize a pilar of brilliant white Light descending from the ship directly through your body to the center of the Earth. Now invite that ship to descend, hover directly above you and make contact with you in whatever way suitable. Ask the beings in that ship to assist humanity in the liberation process. Make an unconditional decision for Disclosure and First Contact and communicate this to them. If 144,000 of us do that, great things are possible!
4. You might get a strong energy response, but be prepared that any form of physical contact may happen as well. Stay in Oneness with beings from that ship for some time.
If you wish to take the contact with your chosen ship to a more advanced level, you can use CE-5 protocols developed by Dr. Steven Greer. To receive instructions, you can join a CE-5 group here:
a) The date of this activation (December 21st) is likely NOT the date when the Event will be taking place
b) The date of this activation (December 21st) is NOT the date when the official First Contact / Mass Landings will be taking place
c) The date of this activation (December 21st) is absolutely NOT the date when any of the negative scenarios (polar shift, catastrophic Earth changes, two suns, any major Cabal's flase flag events, etc) will be taking place
Additional information about the time of completion before December 21st:
On December 12th, nine days before the end of the cycle, another portal will open. The portal of 12:12:12 is the final portal of synthesis and integration of all our lifetimes on Earth and a necessary preparation for our main activation on December 21st. On that day, an important victory of the Light forces will be achieved. All details about that victory are still classified as of now. December 12th is a very good day to join any of mass meditation groups around the planet as this will prepare you more for December 21st.
On December 12th, asteroid 4179 Toutatis will pass quite close to Earth. The passage of this asteroid will trigger the energy of synthesis and will NOT produce any cataclysmic events:
Time period between December 17th and December 21st is the final completion period. December 17th is the last major peak of the timewave as you can see on this graph:
December 18th is the date every year when our physical Sun conjuncts the Galactic Central Sun. This conjunction sends a powerful flash of energy from the central Sun every year and it usually last a few days. This year, it will be just a prelude to the main energy flash on the 21st.
Interestingly, the time frame between December 17th and 21st is also the period of intense particle experiments at CERN:
This is the last desperate attempt of the Cabal to prevet the opening of the Portal on December 21st. Needless to say, their attempt will NOT be successful, in fact these experiments will give an additional boost to the opening of the portal!
If you look at the astrological chart for December 21st, you will see a yod configuration pointing from Saturn at 9 degrees Scorpio, Venus at 7 degrees Sagittarius and Pluto at 9 degrees Capricorn, towards Jupiter at 9 degrees Gemini. What is significant with this yod configuration is that Venus is conjunct Antares opposing Jupiter conjunct Aldebaran. Antares-Aldebaran axis is a filament inside the Galactic network of Light which signifies the final completion of the Galactic wars, end of duality and final victory of the Light in this Galaxy. Together with Venus and Jupiter, this is a very good sign for our planet on December 21st.
Updates about the Day of the Contact:
Posted by Cobra at 1:28 PM
Ke$ha - I Was FORCED To Sing 'Die Young' Lyrics
Ke$ha has just -- shockingly -- come out and said she never wanted to sing the controversial lyrics in "Die Young" -- even though she's listed as one of the writers of the song.
TMZ broke the story ... Ke$ha's hit song has been yanked from a huge number of radio playlists since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
Ke$ha just tweeted, she understands why her song is now inappropriate, adding, "I had my very own issues with "die young" for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO."
The lyrics include this: "Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young. We're gonna die young. We're gonna die young."
A bunch of people lashed out at Ke$ha on Twitter, slamming her for the song in the wake of the tragedy.
Ke$ha is listed as a co-writer of "Die Young," along with Dr. Luke and others. She does not explain why she was forced to sing those lyrics.
I haven't been making predictions about what to expect on the 21st. But whatever happens and however it happens, everything changes. We will be into a new age, whether gradually or instantly I do not know, we will see. The Galactics and Celestials do not see time as we do.
I thought you might enjoy this perspective... -AK