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Month: October, 2012

Anglesey skeletons suggest existence of ‘warrior elite’

by 5ocietyx

A recent find on the Welsh island of Anglesey is leading researchers to reassess previous ideas about the nature of the isle during the Viking Period (850 to 1,000). In the late 1990’s the bodies of two adolescents, two adult males and one woman were found.

‘Analysis indicates the males were not local to Anglesey, but may have spent their early years – at least up to the age of seven – in north west Scotland or Scandinavia.

Excavations this year also produced 7th Century silver and bronze sword and scabbard fittings.

Archaeologists believe it suggests the presence of a “warrior elite and the recycling of military equipment” during a period of rivalry and campaigning between kingdoms Northumbria and Mercia.’

taken from –

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-20072974

Breathing

by 5ocietyx

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Inspired by the building’s Audio and Music Division and shaped like a listening glass (or loud hailer), ‘Breathing’ is a 10 metre (33ft) sculpture dedicated to BBC war correspondents and reporters killed in the world’s trouble spots. Notice the dome and the spires of All Soul’s church and the replica shortwave radio mast on the original building in the background.

A poem written by its creator, Jaume Plensa, spirals around it and reads:

life turns and turns on the crystal glass
breathing in our body

silence is a voice, our voice
silence is a body, our body

life turns and turns on the crystal glass
breathing in our body

I invite you to breathe
I invite you to listen to the silence

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Photo: Hayes Davidson.

Every night at 10pm a beam of light is switched on synchronised with the nightly 10 o’clock news bulletin.

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Resonating with the BT Tower

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Breathing, Broadcasting House

Statue of Ariel and Prospero, Broadcasting House

by 5ocietyx

Ariel and Prospero, Broadcasting House

Ariel and Prospero by dog lover Eric Gill

Eric Gill created the ‘Ariel and Prospero’ statue that adorns the entrance to Broadcasting House as well as ‘Ariel piping to the children’ and ‘Ariel between Wisdom and Gaiety’.

After Broadcasting House was opened and the statues were installed, concern was voiced about the size of the sprite’s genitalia. A question was tabled in the House of Commons, but the popular story, that Gill was ordered to modify the statue, is not substantiated. 1

Supposedly a deeply religious man who followed the Roman Catholic faith (go figure) according to his biographer, Fiona MacCarthy, Gill’s personal diaries described how he sexually abused his own children, had an incestuous relationship with his sister and performed sexual acts on his dog. 2

Whilst Television Centre appears to be a paedophile’s playground, an incestuous, child abusing, bestiality practitioner was commissioned to decorate Broadcasting House. Savile must have walked through those doors and thought to himself ‘I’ve arrived’.

Ariel between Wisdom and Gaiety

Ariel between Wisdom and Gaiety. Subtle Pied Piper allusions.

Piping to the children, Eric Gill

Piping to the children, Eric Gill

More than just allusions – in your face deviancy by self confessed child abuser.

Broadcasting House, artwork by Eric Gill

Broadcasting House, artwork by Eric Gill

Eric-Gill

Eric Gill working on Ariel and Prospero statue, Broadcasting House

Related Posts
The Tempest: Prospero, Ariel, Gill and the BBC…and Anonymous

1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/historyofthebbc/collections/bbc_collection/collection_archive_art.shtml
2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Gill

 

Helios fountain and obelisk, BBC Television Centre

by 5ocietyx

Helios fountain and obelisk, BBC Television Centre

Helios fountain and obelisk, BBC Television Centre

Helios was the personification of the Sun in Greek mythology. Helios was imagined as a handsome god crowned with the shining aureole of the Sun, who drove the chariot of the sun across the sky each day to earth circling Oceanus and through the world-ocean returned to the East at night.

Helios, BBC Television Centre

Helios, BBC Television Centre

Helios, BBC Television Centre

Helios, BBC Television Centre

Helios, BBC Television Centre

Helios, BBC Television Centre

The real cost of the chemical age?

by 5ocietyx

Interesting article about how the use of antibiotics destroys vital gut bacteria, and leads to mental illness.

 

http://www.thehealersjournal.com/2011/11/20/scientist-prove-dna-can-be-reprogrammed-by-words-and-frequencies/

 

European Soviet Union propaganda poster

by 5ocietyx

EU Soviet Union propaganda poster

EU Soviet Union propaganda poster

Fresh from its Nobel Peace Prize award, the EU releases a propaganda poster proving its tolerance and inclusivity. Note that the hammer and sickle is planted right at the top of the star.  All that appears to be missing is a Nazi swastika to complement a symbol that became notorious for totalitarianism, oppression and suffering irrespective of its original meaning of uniting urban and country folk.

This is not the first time the EU has released questionable propaganda posters as previously mentioned here.

The Milton Keynes Midsummer Leyline

by 5ocietyx

According to the ‘Pagan Prattle’  “Milton Keynes is designed so that at sunrise on Midsummer’s day, the sun is aligned directly with Midsummer Boulevard & is reflected in the mirror finish of the railway station.”

PP goes on to say:

“But the MKDC [Milton Keynes Development Corporation] have not only made some effort to evaluate and excavate the archaeological features of the area, they have also created a few ‘earth mysteries’ of their own. As Jimmy Goddard has previously noted the three parallel roads through the shopping centre are Silbury Boulevard, Avebury Boulevard and Midsummer Boulevard. And, although I have not been there to prove it, the midsummer sunrise should appear along Midsummer Boulevard, rising over the highest point in MK, the hill in Campbell Park known as the Belvedere. The terminus of this latter-day geomancy is a pond, with a powerful jet of water rising from the middle, surrounded by a circular hedge and paths leading off in the four cardinal directions.”

In the 1980s a Christian group researched the area and became convinced that Satanic forces were at work and in control of the town. Whilst remaining skeptical regarding ley lines in general being the devil’s work we do have our own reservations about MK that will be the subject of a series of posts with an ‘X-Files’ field trip planned to collect more data with which to evaluate our suspicions.

Tree cathedral

Tree cathedral and car park

Cricket pitch

Running parallel with cricket square

Man-made mounds

Man-made mounds and circles

Ferris wheel

Ferris wheel, main drag

Shopping centre

Shopping centre, main drag

Octagon, main drag

Octagon, main drag

Roundabout and Eye

Roundabout and Eye

Check out our new Milton Keynes Midsummer Leyline micro-site

The Ness of Brodgar: Precursor to Stonehenge

by 5ocietyx

Ness of Brodgar with Geophys overlay

Ness of Brodgar with Geophys overlay

Bounded by a 13-foot-thick (4-meter-thick) stone wall, the Ness of Brodgar is located between two other important monuments, the Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones of Stenness*

*Stenness incidentally is similar to the place-name ‘Staines’ which means ‘Stones’ as discussed on the ‘Millennium Monolith‘ post

The site at the Ness of Brodgar – a narrow strip of land between the existing Stone Age sites of Maeshowe and the Ring of Brodgar – is massive: the size of five football pitches and circled by a 10ft wall. Only a small percentage of it has been investigated; it is being called a “temple complex”, and researchers seem to think that it is a passage complex – for instance, one in which bones are carried through and successively stripped (there is a firepit across one of the doors, and various entrances, plus alcoves like those in a passage grave, which are being regarded as evidence for this theory – but it’s a bit tenuous at present). Obviously, at this relatively early stage, it’s difficult for either professional archaeologists or their followers to formulate too many firm theories.

http://willmacneil.com/new_site/?p=37
http://www.iol.ie/~geniet/maeshowe/eng/flashing.htm#reappearws
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2012/jan/31/archaeologists-pagans-brodgar-complex?newsfeed=true
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/120127-stonehenge-ness-brodgar-scotland-science/

Circles of Light photographed in London again

by 5ocietyx

circles-of-light

Circles of light

Photographs taken today by 5ocietyx in London. They have been described as crop circles made of light and are a relatively recent phenomena occurring around the world. The ones pictured here are interlinking forming vesica pisces.

Circles of light

Circles of light close-up

Circles of light

Circles of light

Circles of light close-up

Circles of light close-up

Circles of light, Oldfield filter

Circles of light, Oldfield filter

Experimental shot taken with the Oldfield ‘spiritual photonic interference’ filter.

Circles of light

Circles of light

Further reading:

http://www.circularsite.com/gedachten1-eng.htm

The Mystery of Mont Saint Michel and Saint Michael’s Mount

by 5ocietyx

St Michael and St Michel mount comparison

St Michael and St Michel mount comparison

Those who read the earlier post ‘The Giant of St Michael’s Mount” and the previous post “The Giant of Mont Saint Michel” may be having a sense of deja-vu at this point because the similarities between these two mounts are more than coincidence will allow.  Andrew Gough’s Arcadia details the mysterious connection  between St Michael’s Mount and St Michael’s Mount in his article ‘Land’s End or Beginning’.

Similarities include:

Giants
Religious visions
Local flags
Churches built on the peak
Ley lines

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