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Month: April, 2013

Aleister Crowley, W.B. Yeats and the Magickal Battle of the Isis-Urania Golden Dawn Temple of Hammersmith

by 5ocietyx

Battle of Blythe Road

Artist’s impression of the famous magickal battle of Blythe Road with the protagonists featured outside the peculiar ‘Candle Makers Supplies’ shop, a few doors along from the Golden Dawn temple @ No 36.

Blythe Road is a fittingly peculiar little corner of London to be the stage for one of the most remarkable incidents in the city’s long history.

Towards the end of 1899, the Adepts of the Isis-Urania (Hammersmith) and Amen-Ra temples had become dissatisfied with Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers’ leadership of the Golden Dawn as well as his growing friendship with Crowley. They were also anxious to make contact with the Secret Chiefs themselves, instead of relying on Mathers. Among the personal disagreements within the Isis-Urania temple, disputes were arising from Florence Farr’s The Sphere, a secret society within the Isis-Urania, and the rest of the Adepts Minor. Wikipedia

Crowley was refused initiation into the Adeptus Minor grade by the London officials. Mathers overrode their decision and quickly initiated him at the Ahathoor temple in Paris on January 16, 1900. Upon his return to the London temple, Crowley requested the grade papers to which he was now entitled from Miss Cracknell, the acting secretary. To the London Adepts, this was the last straw. Farr, already of the opinion that the London temple should be closed, wrote to Mathers expressing her wish to resign as his representative, though she was willing to carry on until a successor was found. Mathers replied on February 16, believing co-founder William Wynn Westcott was behind this turn of events.

Once the other Adepts in London were notified, they elected a committee of seven on March 3 and requested a full investigation of the matter. Mathers sent an immediate reply, declining to provide proof, refusing to acknowledge the London temple, and dismissing Farr as his representative on March 23. In response, a general meeting was called on March 29 in London to remove Mathers as chief and expel him from the Order.

It was on 19 April 1900, the first year of the 20th century, when the Irish poet W.B. Yeats came under astral siege in the headquarters of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn at 36 Blythe Road, Hammersmith from a spell casting, hex issuing, kilt wearing, black Osiris masked Crowley armed with a ceremonial dagger intent on seizing the vaults within and claiming the temple and the order as his own, although at this point in time ostensibly on behalf of Macgregor Mathers.

Although Crowley’s flamboyant bid was thwarted by Yeats and the Metropolitan Police Constabulary, the inevitable schism that would ensue ultimately sealed the fate of the Golden Dawn who disbanded shortly after.

Crowley would go on to form the A.’.A.’. in 1907 with Cecil Jones.

Blythe House
The building is featured extensively as the fictional headquarters of MI6 in the 2011 film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

It is a repository of artifacts belonging to several museums including the British Museum. It is a suitably grand yet relatively obscure backdrop to which the nondescript temple of the Golden Dawn looked out upon, that and the domed roof of Olympia.

Aleister Crowley Blythe Road

Artist’s impression of Aleister Crowley standing in Blythe Road with the Headquarters of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and Olympia in the background

Karma-restuarant-Blythe-Road

Karma Indian restaurant, Blythe Road, Hammersmith

Blythe-House

The twin phallus towers of Blythe House

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The mysterious Candle Makers Supplies, 28 Blythe Road, Hammersmith

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George’s Cafe, former site of the Headquarters of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, 36 Blythe Road, Hammersmith

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Front door to 36 Blythe Road

http://www.tomegatherion.co.uk/gd.htm

#Op1984

by 5ocietyx

thatcher

In honour of the woman who sculpted the landscape of Britain, both politically and aesthetically, the government have decided that Margaret Thatcher’s funeral will be conducted in the style of George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984. The multi-million pound security operation, known as ‘True Blue’, will use both heavy and under-handed tactics to form a virtual sphere of steel around the event, alone rumoured to be costing £8 million.

Police have been accused of using Big Brother ‘pre-crime’ techniques, monitoring and tracking suspected protesters before the funeral, which takes place at St.Paul’s Cathedral, London. The UK’s Telegraph reports:

‘Police are monitoring social media websites in the run up to Baroness Thatcher’s funeral to help identify individuals intent on violent protests.

Commander Christine Jones, who is overseeing the operation, told The Daily Telegraph that analysts are sifting through “open source” websites to assess the potential scale of action.’

Meanwhile, in a tip of the hat to Orwell, CNN doesn’t report that freedom is slavery:

‘Residents and visitors are urged to be aware that their freedom to move around may be affected.

“London is going to look very different on that day,” said Jones.

“There will be parts of London that are not available. The transport system will look different. There will be various station closures and other changes to the London landscape which people may not be prepared for. And they may also want to be in a place where frankly we will not allow them to be.”‘

News from the day will also be altered by the Ministry of Truth, so that future generations will never know about any opposition to the Iron Lady.

5ociety X continues to monitor all possible dystopias.

Taken from –

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/margaret-thatcher/9988533/Margaret-Thatcher-funeral-Police-monitor-social-media-websites.html

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/12/world/europe/uk-thatcher-funeral-security/

Princess Leia: Hopi Girl?

by 5ocietyx

Hopi Girl Princess Leia

Hopi girl and Princess Leia comparison

One distinctive tribal hairstyle for women was the elaborate squash blossom or butterfly whorls worn by Hopi maidens. To make this hairdo, a young woman’s mother would wind her hair around a curved piece of wood to give it a round shape, then remove the wood frame. Only unmarried young women wore this complex hairstyle.

Hopi-Girl

Hopi girl

Padme Amidala

Padme Amidala

Padme, Hopi maiden comparison

Padme, Hopi maiden comparison

Padme-Amidala-star-wars

Padme Amidala

Padme

Padme Amidala

Hopi-Indian-Girl

Hopi girl

Source: http://www.native-languages.org/hair.htm

Etymology of the word ‘Code’

by 5ocietyx

code (n.) c.1300, “systematic compilation of laws,” from Old French code “system of laws, law-book” (13c.), from Latin codex, earlier caudex “book, book of laws,” literally “tree trunk,” hence, book made up of wooden tablets covered with wax for writing. Meaning “cipher” (the sense in secret code) is from 1808.

presumably the ‘cau-‘ in the word ‘caudex’ comes from the latin caulis (n.) meaning stem or stalk of a plant, from where we get the word ‘cauliflower’.

Can we then also presume that ‘-dex’ comes from the Latin ‘dexter’, meaning “skillful, but also “right (hand) the root of which comes from the PIE ‘*deks-‘. meaning on the right hand (see also Sanskrit ‘daksinah’ “on the right hand, southern, skillful;” Avestan ‘dashina’- “on the right hand;” Greek ‘dexios’ “on the right hand,” also “fortunate, clever;” Old Irish ‘dess’ “on the right hand, southern;” Welsh ‘deheu’; Gaulish ‘Dexsiva’, name of a goddess of fortune; Gothic ‘taihswa’; Lithuanian ‘desinas’; Old Church Slavonic ‘desnu’, Russian ‘desnoj’).

So the word ‘code’ breaks down as ‘the stem (of the body) of the skillful right hand’.

 

taken from – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=code&allowed_in_frame=0

Knight in Shining Armour 2.0: Is EMF protective clothing the new chainmail armour of the 21st century?

by 5ocietyx

EMF-pollution

With governments openly announcing their interest in EMF weaponry and cities throughout the world bathed in electro-smog will EMF protective clothing be the new body armour and chainmail of the 21st century?

Silver Mesh Fabric/Chainmail riveted comparison

Chainmail riveted/ Silver Mesh Fabric comparison

Chainmail was invented to prevent penetration by sharp objects such as swords as well as to absorb the blow. Electro-Magnetic Frequency protective clothing deflects invisible, silent blows of electromagnetic radiation.

EMF-shield-Knights-helmet-comparison
An EMF face shield is an updated version of the knight’s visor

EMP-headgear-knights-templar-helmet

EMF headnets are a combination of a veil and a helmet and provide all round head protection.

Guantlet/Faraday fingers comparison

Guantlet/Faraday fingers comparison

Conductive-socks-sabbaton-comparison

Conductive socks/Sabbaton comparison

9th century German chainmail, Eastern riveted armour hood, EMF protective hoods

9th century German chainmail, Eastern riveted armour hood, EMF protective hoods

Knight in shining armour/Go Anywhere RF Shielding Disposable Poncho

Knight in shining armour/Go Anywhere RF Shielding Disposable Poncho

Tinfoil hats

Tinfoil hats

The tin-foil hat 1.0

Synonymous with moonbattery, the accusation of being a ‘tin-foil hat wearer’ is a common riposte used when degrading a fringe researcher who questions the status quo and the path of ‘progress’ governments and universities are taking society down to make them appear foolish.

That the conventional image of a tin-foil hat does look silly allows the trick to be performed contrary to scientific evidence.

The method behind the madness is simple. Aluminium shields you from certain electro-magnetic frequencies that your brain is sensitive to.  Therefore it is perfectly sensible to want protection from it. Whereas the Tin-foil hat 1.0 had a design flaw in that it didn’t cover the entire head, EMF protective hoods alleviate much of this problem although the facial area is still unguarded but could be covered by an EMF face shield or similar supplementary mesh-veil.

So in this context it’s no different from cyclists wearing their even more outlandish space-cadet helmets. Society does not point and stare and laugh at cyclists no matter how ridiculous they look. Do people stand, stare, point and laugh at people wearing air filter face masks in polluted metropolises? Then why should tin-foil hats be objects of ridicule?

Will urban-ware of the 21st century have EMF protective materials, as well as more traditional forms of armour including chainmail, built-in to clothing such as hoodies and coats to protect from knife attack as well as EMF becoming as ubiquitous as day-glo jackets?

hoodies-kusari-armour-comparison

Lonsdale and Adidas sportswear and Japanese Kusari armour comparison

Japanese kusari armour

Japanese Kusari armour

electromagnetic protective womens shirt

Damsel-ware: electromagnetic protective womens shirt

 

Orgonite pendant and pyramid

Orgonite pendant and pyramid

Orgonite is said to have many beneficial properties including healing, heightened consciousness, turning negative energy into positive, purifying the atmosphere and detoxifying water. It is also said to mitigate the harmful effect of EMF radiation.

When One become two

by 5ocietyx

Always two there is…

This report from 2006 suggested humanity would eventually divide into two species; one race, tall, athletic and attractive, and the other squat, ‘dim-witted’ and ugly.

‘Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge.

The human race would peak in the year 3000, he said – before a decline due to dependence on technology.

People would become choosier about their sexual partners, causing humanity to divide into sub-species, he added.’

Is this a far cry (albeit in reverse) from evolutionary theorist Stan Gooch’s ideas about our origins? In fact, the descriptions used in the BBC piece could quite easily be of Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal man: The tall, athletic, ‘intelligent’ and attractive (to whom?) Homo Sapiens, and the short, dark, cave-dwelling Neanderthals, ancient foes still alive in the breast of one species, constantly at war with itself, both mentally and socially.

Gooch maintained that the final solution to the internal tug-o-war created by our hybridization would be genetic manipulation of the species. Through technology we would discover a way to eradicate our dual nature,  to divide Dr Jeckle from Mr Hyde once and for all. In some ways it would be the end of the humanity we know, but perhaps in other ways, it would be a fresh start. Without the constant battle between Ego and Self perhaps we could end the thousands of years of senseless warfare and enforced partition that have blighted the books of history since our time begun.

taken from –

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/6057734.stm

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