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The Northala Mounds and the age of digital landscapes

by 5ocietyx

Northala-Mounds

Standing right beside the A40, a short distance from RAF Northolt, are four conical mounds, the the tallest stands at 26 metres. These are part of Northala Fields, one of London’s newest parks, opened in 2008, and were constructed using waste material from the original Wembley Stadium the new Westfields shopping centre.

The mounds shield the rest of the park, created on the former Kensington and Chelsea’s Playing Fields site, which includes a model boating lake, play areas and an amphitheatre, from the noise and pollution of the A40.

Via tiredoflondontiredoflife.com

So the mounds served as a landfill as well as sonic shield, but is there a more mystical reason for their creation?

Are they homages to the great stone and earthworks of the olden days or simply a direct continuation of them disguised by the seemingly mundane and practical municipal services they happened to offer?

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Visitors ascend the largest mound in a spiral motion in an initiation ritual that represents the long up-hill struggle of life and the reward of illumination and the view from above.

An interesting aspect about these modern earthworks as well as where they are being located or whether their dimensions follow any kind of sacred geometrical pattern, is that they are digital.

They have been designed using CAD. The ancient monuments are analogue designs, as far as we know, created without the assistance of digital computers.

This is what give the new earthworks that slightly artificial, slightly too perfect feel to them that you can’t quite put your finger on but you know it when you see it. It’s the same with cars, planes, boats, houses, buildings, music, photography – everything that has been processed digitally during the design phase.

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Northumberlandia is another digital earthwork

You sense the signature of the algorithms of the software package used to produce the undulating landscape designs.

To the modern geographer, the ‘lay of the land’ can be explained purely through geological terms having no mystical significance attached to it. Their bible is the Ordnance Survey with its matter-of-fact cartography of material space and although precise and practical lacks any deeper meaning to the places and the planet it describes. The birth of an island is merely the rising peak of volcanic activity from the depths below that has breached the water-line and not a wondrous act of creation and associated mythology and spirit attached to it. The surface of the earth is just a random sprawl of the aftermath of volcanic activity, tectonic shifts, space debris and earth-quakes.

Yet mankind has always placed great importance on the dips and peaks of his surroundings. Mountains are worshipped as gods. Rivers are often-times seen as holy. The river Thames for instance becomes the river Isis as it flows through Oxford. For thousands of years the waters of the river Ganges have been seen as holy.

The multi-dimensional time-river the Nile is seen as the ‘tree of life’ providing fertility above and below a vast continent.

As the modern world developed, nations placed more importance on artificial demarcation lines and borders based on politics, always marked with straight-lines. The continent of Africa was forensically sliced into rectangular blocks. In the olden days, clans, tribes and peoples were separated by natural demarcations governed by the fracticalities of the flow of rivers, mountain ranges, jungles, deserts and oceans. Villages evolved organically and at their own pace compared to the top-down decisions made by town planning committees such as the Milton Keynes Development Corporation who laid out MK as a grid.

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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

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Karma Indian restaurant, Blythe Road, Hammersmith

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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

Max Clifford: Guard Dog of the Stars

by 5ocietyx

Cerberus-Kingston-Zodiac

Cerberus the Guard Dog of the Kingston Zodiac

Maxwell Frank Clifford was born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey in 1943. Interestingly, although he grew up poor, his family survived financially partly due to his sister working at the time as PA to the London vice president of the Morgan Trust Bank.

PR fixer Clifford, 69,  lives in a £3m mansion in Walton-on-Thames. The town of Walton is situated on the tail of Cerberus, the guard dog of the Kingston Zodiac.

Burwood Park itself is situated just off the hind leg of the dog. This is the gated community where the Clifford residence is located.

Max Clifford's Surrey mansion

Max Clifford’s Surrey mansion

According to Clifford it’s a private gated estate with a golf course and a lake set in the grounds of one of the deer parks where Henry VIII would hunt with his dogs. Clifford also walks his dogs here. It’s fair to say that this is Clifford’s stomping ground. There are many people in Britain who would describe Max himself as a dog.

Clifford ticks all the right boxes to present himself as an upstanding member of society – visits to hospitals, children’s charity work including spin doctor for Children in Need, family man, friend of the stars etc.

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Notable accomplishments in his career include:

Launching obscure A&R man Simon Cowell to super-stardom
Promoted Cliff Richard in his early days
Invented the ‘Freddie Starr ate my hamster’ headline for his client Freddie Starr
As well as a string of kiss and tell stories for a number of decades

But Max sees himself more of a PR man than a publicist now. He has said that 80% of what he does is protection – to prevent stories appearing in the papers rather than making them happen. A gatekeeper, the guard-dog to the constellations of stars.

He has always been quick to distance himself from peadophiles and has stated on numerous occasions that he would never cover-up for child abusers. He claims to have helped expose Gary Glitter and Jonathan King. When asked what motivated him he said he could not stand hypocrisy in public life, and reserves a particular disgust for lying politicians. However, he appeared to contradict these claims in a secretly filmed interview where he admitted to knowing his client Alan Clarke ‘interferred’ with 2 under-age girls, what Clifford described as ‘slightly serious’. Whether his admission was after it was made public has not as yet been ascertained.

Few details of the exclusive interview he gave the Metropolitan Police have been given and once again despite what we may think of Clifford his innocence has to be presumed. Having said that, every utterance from his mouth needs to be taken with a bucketful of salt.

Amidst all the intrigue of the past few weeks, we are at present keeping an open mind as to whether Clifford is the guard dog to the false matrix of ‘stars’ and has been covering for them all along or whether he is the fierce yet noble defender of the Kingston Zodiac, the town of his birth-place, a vast star temple mapped onto the west London area and its outskirts which we hypothesise is how the ancient Britons laid out their dwellings and travelling routes.

It is interesting to note that many of the ‘stars’ caught up in the ‘Savile, Savile and Others and Others’ scandal live or have lived in and around this area too.

The problem that Clifford now faces as he finds he himself to be the story in the full glare of the media is that he has admitted to being a professional liar. Despite his obvious media savvy credentials this could prove a major stumbling block for him as he mounts the PR campaign of his life…for himself.

Max Clifford's Surrey mansion

Max Clifford’s Surrey mansion

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

Sagittarius: Star Temple of Richmond Park

by 5ocietyx

Mary Caine Kingston Zodiac

It is remarkable how bends in the Thames allow for his horse’s head and legs. Is the Archer helmeted or hooded? Arthur or Robin Hood? Arthur Road on his helmet near Kingston Gate would seem to identify him with the Glastonbury Zodiac’s Sagittarian hero, but Robin Hood Lane and Gate, and Robin Hood Hill, marked on old maps in the Old Deer Park on his horse’s front leg plead for Robin, the people’s Saxon champion

http://www.stmgrts.org.uk/archives/2011/09/the_kingston_zodiac.html

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