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The Sacherevell Riots, 1710

by 5ocietyx

Interesting riot situation in which circumstances are not unlike those of present day Britain.

 

The Sacheverell riots were a series of outbreaks of public disorder, which spread across England during the spring, summer and autumn of 1710 in which supporters of the Tories attacked Dissenters’, particularlyPresbyterians’ homes and meeting-houses, whose congregations tended to support the Whigs… The Sacheverell and Rebellion riots are regarded as the most serious instances of public disorder of the eighteenth century.

The riots reflected the dissatisfaction of many Anglicans to the toleration of an increasing number ofIndependent, Baptist, and Presbyterian chapels, which diminished the apparent authority of the Church of England; and were a reaction to perceived grievances against the Whig government, in regard to high taxation resulting from the War of the Spanish Succession, the recent sudden influx of some 10,000 Calvinist refugees from Germany,[3] and the growth of the merchant classes, the so-called “monied interest”.[2]

Rioting broke out in London. On the evening of March 1, protestors attacked an elegant Presbyterian meeting-house in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, built only five years before. They smashed the windows, stripped the tiles from the roof and ripped out its interior wooden fittings, which they made into a bonfire. The crowd then marauded through much of the West End of London chanting “High Church and Sacheverell” .[2]

It spread across the country, notably in Wrexham,[5] Barnstaple and Gainsborough, where Presbyterian meeting-houses were attacked, with many being burnt to the ground. The Sacheverell riots and further disturbances in 1714 and 1715, led to the passing of the Riot Act.[6]

taken from –

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacheverell_riots

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Henry Sacheverell and the Riot Act, 1714

by 5ocietyx

Henry Sacheverell /sæˈʃɛvərəl/ (1674 – 15 June 1724) was an English High Church clergyman and politician.

Sacheverell preached his famous sermons—that the church was in danger from the neglect of the Whig ministry to keep guard over its interests—the one at Derby on 15 August 1709 entitled The Communication of Sin, the other at St Paul’s Cathedral on 5 November 1709, entitled The Perils of False Brethren, in Church, and State.

In The Perils of False Brethren, in Church, and State, the threat to the church from Catholics was dealt with in three minutes; the rest of the one-and-a-half-hour sermon was an attack on Nonconformists and the “false brethren” who aided them in menacing church and state.

Sacheverell’s trial lasted from 27 February to 21 March 1710 and the verdict was that he should be suspended for three years and that the two sermons should be burnt at the Royal Exchange. This was the decree of the state, and it had the effect of making him a martyr in the eyes of the populace and (along with heavy taxes on Londoners) bringing about the first Sacheverell riots that year in London and the rest of the country, which included attacks on Presbyterian and other Dissenter places of worship, with some being burned down. The rioting in turn led to the downfall of the government ministry later that year and the passing of the Riot Act in 1714.

taken from –

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Sacheverell

Decisive moments in British history: The Coronation riots, 1714

by 5ocietyx

The coronation riots of October 1714 were a series of riots in southern and western England in protest against the coronation of the first Hanoverian king of Britain, George I.

On 20 October George was crowned at Westminster Abbey but when loyalists celebrated the coronation they were disrupted by rioters in over twenty towns in the south and west of England.[1] The rioters were supporters of High Church and Sacheverellite notions.[1] The Tory aristocrats and gentry absented themselves from the coronation and in some towns they arrived with their supporters to disrupt the Hanoverian proceedings.[2]

The celebrations of the coronation—balls, bonfires and drinking in taverns—were attacked by rioters who sacked their properties and assaulted the celebrants.

The general election of 1715, which was also accompanied by riots, produced a Whig majority in the House of Commons. In response to these riots, the new Whig majority passed the Riot Act to put down disturbances like these.

Eleven days after the riots, Henry Sacheverell published an open letter:

The Dissenters & their Friends have foolishly Endeavour’d to raise a Disturbance throughout the whole Kingdom by Trying in most Great Towns, on the Coronation Day to Burn Me in Effigie, to Inodiate my Person & Cause with the Populace: But if this Silly Stratagem has produc’d a quite Contrary Effect, & turn’s upon the First Authors, & aggressors, and the People have Express’d their Resentment in any Culpable way, I hope it is not to be laid to my Charge, whose Name…they make Use of as the Shibboleth of the Party.[9]

taken from  –

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_riots

Decisive moments in British history: The Act of Settlement, 1701

by 5ocietyx

The Act of Settlement is an Act of the Parliament of England that was passed in 1701[2] to settle thesuccession to the English and Irish crowns and thrones on the Electress Sophia of Hanover (a granddaughter of James VI of Scotland and I of England) and her non-Roman Catholic heirs. Her mother, Princess Elizabeth Stuart, had been born in Scotland but became famous in history asElizabeth of Bohemia.

The act was prompted by the failure of King William III and Queen Mary II, as well as of Mary’s sisterQueen Anne, to produce any surviving children, and the Roman Catholic religion of all other members of the House of Stuart. The line of Sophia of Hanover was the most junior among the Stuarts, but consisted of convinced Protestants. Sophia died on 8 June 1714, before the death of Queen Anne on 1 August 1714, at which time Sophia’s son duly became King George I and started the Hanoverian dynasty.

The act played a key role in the formation of the Kingdom of Great Britain. England and Scotland hadshared a monarch since 1603, but had remained separately governed countries. The Scottish parliament was more reluctant than the English to abandon the House of Stuart, members of which had been Scottish monarchs long before they became English ones. English pressure on Scotland to accept the Act of Settlement was one factor leading to the parliamentary union of the two countries in 1707.

taken from –

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Act_of_Settlement_1701

Boudica: Etymology and Profile

by 5ocietyx

Boudica (also known as Boudicca/Boadicea, Welsh Buddug (d. AD 60 or 61) was queen of the Iceni tribe of Britons who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire. As all records of the British people were supposedly destroyed by the Romans, knowledge of Boudica comes only from them.

Tacitus and Dio agree that Boudica was of royal descent. Dio says that she was “possessed of greater intelligence than often belongs to women”, that she was tall and had hair described as red, reddish-brown, or tawny hanging below her waist. Dio also says she had a harsh voice and piercing glare, and habitually wore a large golden necklace (perhaps a torc), a many-coloured tunic, and a thick cloak fastened by a brooch.

 

Etymology of the name ‘Boudica’

Tacitus the Roman clearly spelled the name Boudicca. other Roman inscriptions spell the name as Boudica(Lusitania), Boudiga (Bordeaux), and Bodicca (Algeria)

Kenneth Jackson concludes the correct spelling of the name in the British language is Boudica, pronounced [bɒʊˈdiːkaː], and that the name derives from the Proto-Celtic feminine adjective *boudīka, meaning “victorious”, that in turn was derived from the Celtic word *bouda, “victory” (cf. Irish bua (Classical Irish buadh), Buaidheach, Welsh buddugoliaeth).

The closest English equivalent to the vowel in the first syllable is the ow in “bow-and-arrow”). The modern English pronunciation is /ˈbdɪkə/, and it has been suggested that the most comparable English name, in meaning only, would be “Victoria”. This led to a revival of Boudica during the reign of Queen Victoria, who was often portrayed as the rebel queen, heading an empire upon which the sun never set.

The Goddess Sichun, Goddess Peak, Wu Mountain, China

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The Goddess Sichuan

“Goddess Sichun”, a granite peak located in the northeast of the Nanqingyuan Scenic Spot 1180 meters above the sea level, is the landmark sight of Mount Sanqingshan, 86 meters in overall height. The whole peak looks like the silhouette of a maid with shoulder-length hair. For millions of years, “the Goddess” sits gracefully among the mountains, gazing silently at the bustling world with a serene expression. Legend has it that the Goddess is the 23rd daughter of Queen Mother of the West, named Yaoji. She is regarded as the incarnation of spring, hence the name “Goddess Sichun” (literally, meaning spring).

Source:
http://scenery.cultural-china.com/en/109S2243S5991.html

Osterley Park: The Holy Grail

by 5ocietyx

Osterley Park lake

Osterley Park lake

According to Mary Caine’s Kingston Zodiac, Osterley Park forms the sign of Aquarius equating it with the phoenix-eagle, or waterpot, cauldron or grail.

“The earliest Chaldean sign for Aquarius was simply a water-pot. But crested bird, Cauldron and Grail all symbolise much the same idea; rebirth on a higher octave. Crested eagles, phoenixes and even peacocks sometimes appeared on Roman and early Christian tombstones; the crest signifying where the spirit escaped from the body. Just as the old or dead were plunged into the legendary cauldron and were revived, so the phoenix rose from its own ashes with the new year.”

Map of Osterley overlay on Aquarius of the Kingston Zodiac

Map of Osterley overlay on Aquarius of the Kingston Zodiac

As you enter the park through its front gates and walk up the tree-lined Alameda you instantly become aware of its rejuvenating qualities and peacefulness. On a summer’s day a breeze whistles through the towering row of trees before you reach the lake which forms the phoenix’s left leg.

A royal legend that adds intrigue to the zodiac theory is the story of how Edward III gave Osterley to a man called Fawkener on condition that he rode round it annually with a falcon on his wrist. This appears to be an example of nominative determinism.

Osterley Park crop field

Osterley Park crop field

Caine also links ‘Kew Garden’s heaven‘ with the ‘man-made hell of Brentford’ and ‘Syon House’s heavenly gates‘ with Osterley’s Easter Resurrection.

‘Three adjacent signs here stamp Man’s evolutionary journey on the landscape – from primal innocence through bitter experience to final illumination.’

The 5ociety concurs with Caine’s theory on the origin of the place-name ‘Oster-ley’ associating it with the goddess Ostara as well as the Great West ley-line that becomes the ‘A30 ley-line’. The Piccadilly line runs through Osterley and according to Alfred Watkins and a book called London’s Ley Lines – Pathways of Enlightenment’ is itself a ley-line that runs parallel to the Great West Road at this juncture.

Stone eagle guarding Osterley House

Stone eagle guarding Osterley House

Two eagles stand guard over the en-trance to Osterley House and an aviary once existed nearby in the park that housed among other creatures, the gold pheasant and bald eagle that are both associated with the phoenix.

Horace Walpole of Strawberry Hill remarked on Osterley House

“Oh, the palace of palaces! And yet a palace sans crown, sans coronet, but such expense! Such taste! Such profusion! The old house I have often seen, which was built by Sir Thomas Gresham; but it is so improved and enriched that all the Percies and Seymores of Syon must die with envy.”

Robert Adam Orangery, Osterley Park

Robert Adam Orangery, Osterley Park

He was less enamoured with the park itself labelling it ‘the ugliest spot in the universe’. Anyone who visits Osterley Park today will probably think the opposite especially if they venture into the gardens to the rear of the house which contain a Robert Adams Orangery and Temple of Pan and is one of the most idyllic corners of England but sadly the National Trust has in recent years placed a paywall at its en-trance.  Among its other natural wonders are a sacred grove of rhododendrons, a walled garden and mature cedars.

sacred rhododendron grove Osterley Park

sacred rhododendron grove Osterley Park

Nevertheless, the common man, a theme of Aquarius, can still wander freely along the lake and through another copse of mature cedars beside Osterley House adorned by its dreamy wisteria like a jewelled necklace and can still enter the gardens for a few pounds.

If you are early enough and fortunate you can see the sight of a swan using the lake as a runway before taking flight signifying the freedom and majesty the Holy Grail of Osterley heralds for one and all.

Swan, Osterley Park

Swan, Osterley Park

Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha

Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, the largest Sikh temple in Europe viewed from Osterley Park

St Mary's church from Osterley Park

St Mary’s church steeple from Osterley Park

sacred rhododendron grove Osterley Park

sacred rhododendron grove Osterley Park

Robert Adam Orangery, Osterley Park

Robert Adam Orangery, Osterley Park

Robert Adam Orangery, Osterley Park

Robert Adam Orangery, Osterley Park

Temple of Pan, Osterley Park

Temple of Pan, Osterley Park

golden lake, Osterley Park

golden lake, Osterley Park

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Robert Adams Orangery, Osterley Park

Swan, Osterley Park

Swan, Osterley Park

Robert Adam Orangery, Osterley Park

Robert Adam Orangery, Osterley Park

Stone eagle looks to the north guarding Osterley House

Stone eagle looks to the north guarding Osterley House

Robert Adams Orangery, Osterley Park

Robert Adams Orangery, Osterley Park

Temple of Pan, Osterley Park

Temple of Pan, Osterley Park

Lake, Osterley Park

Lake, Osterley Park

Temple of Pan-Osterley Park

Temple of Pan, Osterley Park

Crop field-Osterley Park

Crop field, Osterley Park

The Peacocks of Kew Gardens

by 5ocietyx

Video taken April 2013 by 5ocietyx @ Kew Gardens

In modern times, peacocks gained a bad rep for being squawking show-offs strutting around like they were royalty with a trailing plumage longer than Princess Diana’s wedding gown.

But this wasn’t always the case. Throughout history and in various traditions, the peacock was known as a mystical bird with phoenix-like attributes and associated with royalty, rejuvenation, spirititual awakening and immortality.

If nature had not created them and a fiction writer were to invent a fantastical creature along the lines of a peacock the reader would be required to suspend disbelief such is their seemingly implausible design.

Yet the 5ociety managed to catch up with one of these magnificent birds recently in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and captured it displaying.

Is our current perception of the peacock a modern symbol of how we as humans have been intentionally prevented from knowing our true nature and should we look again to the proud peacock and learn from it how to display our beauty, integrity and true colours of who we really are?

Other qualities possessed by the peacock include vision, guidance, holiness, protection, refinement, incorruptability,  and watchfulness.

Video taken April 2013 by 5ocietyx

Yet the peacocks of Kew are not the only ‘mythical’ birds with a bad rep to grace royal Brentford…

Avia Venefica provides a definitive explanation of the symbolism of the peacock:

In Greco-Roman mythology the Peacock is identified with Hera (Juno) who created the Peacock from Argus whose hundred eyes (seen on the tail feathers of the Peacock) symbolize the vault of heaven and the “eyes” of the stars.

In Hinduism the Peacock is associated with Lakshmi who is a deity representing benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion and good luck.

Similar to Lakshmi, the Peacock is associated with Kwan-yin in Asian spirituality. Kwan-yin (or Quan Yin) is also an emblem of love, compassionate watchfulness, good-will, nurturing, and kind-heartedness. Legend tells us she chose to remain a mortal even though she could be immortal because she wished to stay behind and aid humanity in their spiritual evolution.

In Babylonia and Persia the Peacock is seen as a guardian to royalty, and is often seen in engravings upon the thrones of royalty.

In Christianity the Peacock symbolism represents the “all-seeing” church, along with the holiness and sanctity associated with it. Additionally, the Peacock represents resurrection, renewal and immortality within the spiritual teachings of Christianity.

Themes of renewal are also linked to alchemical traditions to, as many schools of thought compare the resurrecting phoenix to the modern-day Peacock.

Source: http://www.whats-your-sign.com/peacock-symbolism.html

Crowley, Fleming, Churchill, Royalty, MI5, MI6, MI7b, A.A. Milne, Pooh Bear and Ashdown Forest

by 5ocietyx

Artist's impression

If you go down to the woods today: Artist’s impression of the famous people gathering in Ashdown Forest to conduct a black magic ritual using an effigy of Rudolph Hess. They would later be joined by prominent members of the royal family as well as hundreds of British and Canadian soldiers all wearing black hooded robes over their uniforms. That is according to Amado Crowley, son of the Great Beast 666.

The revelations that A.A. Milne worked for MI7b during the First World War adds intrigue to the suggestions on the controversial series of blogs created on Blogger several years ago purported to be by former MI6 whistleblowers that many famous children’s authors and television programmes have been used by the spooks to shape the minds of children in a certain way, to enhance an agenda and to pass on coded messages to field agents through things like ISBN numbers and passages of published stories.

Whilst remaining highly sceptical of ‘ex’ intelligence and ‘former’ military viewpoints, particularly if the source is undisclosed we are able to investigate the negative space of such things that are unknown and also retrospectively evaluate information based on data as and when it becomes available.

The revelations that A.A. Milne, as well as the cream of English literature at the time, were covertly working for MI7b with the intention of quelling a popular uprising against the Great War in order to extend hostilities is a case in point.  Children’s authors, journalists  writers and even poets were doing the bidding of the war machine coordinated by  military intelligence unit 7b according to dox not supposed to still exist but that recently turned up out of the blue having been found in the proverbial ‘skip’ or ‘great aunt’s attic’ (pre-internet anonymous drop-boxes or simply devices for the authorities to release files unofficially).

Arguably the Second World War, which was really a continuation of the First World War was different. The type of person working for SOE during the war were well aware if Hitler or indeed the Soviets conquered Britain their class would be wiped out.  Their survival and Britain’s survival as a whole were co-dependent.

So what can we make of Milne and other writers employed by MI7b during the Great War to write propaganda with the aim of continuing one of the most futile and deadly wars in history against the wishes of the people? Were they made to think defeat in the war was a worse proposition than the continuation of the war itself?

According to a BBC News report

Mr Arter said MI7b was established to sustain support for the war at a crucial time when the numbers of soldiers killed were rising and social unrest threatened to undermine the military effort.

The unit’s stories were published by friendly newspaper proprietors and editors.

Notice too, obviously, how sections of the ‘free press’ were also compromised by ‘the war effort’.

In more recent times Ashdown Forest has also been linked to black magic sects who are alleged to have used the forest to conduct their own black mass rituals.

Nearby East Grinstead is the cult capital of Britain. The psycho-geography of this area of Southern England appears to have a mysterious attraction.

Ashdown-Forest-Pooh-Corner

Ashdown Forest-Pooh Country composite

A.A. Milne wrote the Pooh series of stories in Cotchford Farm in Ashdown Forest. This is also where The Rolling Stones Brian Jones was found dead in a swimming pool.

According to his son, Christopher Robin Milne, in his book ‘The Enchanted Places’ the reason his father left their home in Chelsea and moved to Hartfield was Ashdown Forest.

“Anyone who has read the stories knows the Forest and doesn’t need me to describe it. Pooh’s Forest and Ashdown Forest are identical.”

The Enchanted Places by Christopher Robin Milne

Operation Mistletoe
So what can we deduce from the apparent utilization of Aleister Crowley and Jimmy Savile during the Second World War by British Intelligence?

Was it a bit like the film ‘The Dirty Dozen’ where Lee Marvin recruited 12 of the meanest convicts to accompanying him on a ‘suicide’ mission whereby if they survived they won their freedom?

Does this give a hint as to why Savile was awarded the freedom of the UK after the war as well as an honorary green beret and explain Prince Charles cryptic note to Savile that read ‘Nobody will ever know what you have done for this country Jimmy’?  Is he implying that Savile’s war-time exploits that may have helped save Britain and the world from Nazism would never be revealed to the public, at least not in our lifetimes?

Much like Obi Wan Kenobe used black magic to control the mind of a storm-trooper at Mos Eisley spaceport, Djerba, Tunisia, in order to secure passage to the Alderaan system –  was black magick used by the British against the Nazis to serve a higher purpose? Every avenue and every area of expertise that might help the war effort was explored during hostilities and it would appear this included Crowley style magick and other forms of sorcery.

It is suggested the Nazi’s were scouring the earth for ancient artefacts including the Ark of the Covenant during the war so both the Allies and the Axis powers were trying to militarise magic to be used against each other.

If the account of the Magickal Battle of Britain at Ashdown Forest is based on fact was it a case of fighting fire with fire, with two negatives making a positive or was it simply darkness within darkness all contributing to the chaos of the times?

The imprisonment of Hess and his subsequent death is subject to further intrigue that will be the subject of a future post as it is beyond the scope of this document.

“So they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.”

The House at Pooh Corner – A.A.Milne

http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/operation-mistletoe-hilter-churchhill-crowley-the-queen-and-007-s
http://www.johnscarlett.blogspot.co.uk/

Red-haired ancient Egyptians

by 5ocietyx

‘The fact of red-headed Egyptians has not only anthropological interest however, but also great symbolic importance. In ancient Egypt, the god Seth was said to have been red-haired, and redheads were claimed to have worshipped the god devoutly. See G. A. Wainwright, The Sky-Religion in Egypt: Its Antiquity and Effects, Cambridge University Press, 1938, pgs 31, 33, 53. In the Ramesses study by the French, the Egyptologist Desroches-Noblecourt discussed the importance of Ramesses’ rufous condition. She noted that the Ramessides (the family of Ramesses II), were devoted to Seth, with several bearing the name Seti, which means “beloved of Seth”. She concluded that the Ramessides believed themselves to be divine descendants of Seth, with their red hair as proof of their lineage. She speculated that Ramesses II may have been descended from a long line of redheads.

Her speculations have been proved correct: Joann Fletcher, as a consultant to the British Bioanthropology Foundation, has proved that Seti I, the father of Ramesses II, had red hair. See L. Parks, “Ancient Egyptians Wore Wigs,” Egypt Revealed, May 29, 2000. Other investigators have demonstrated that the mummy of Pharaoh Siptah, a great-grandson of Ramesses II, had red hair. See my reference to Partridge above.’

All of these features are characteristic of the people who inhabit the northern region of Europe, in larger numbers in the past and in seemingly ever-decreasing numbers today. So can we speculate that these Northern Europeans came from Egypt? Or are we left to conclude the early Egyptians were immigrants from Northern Europe?

Taken from

http://www.egyptorigins.org/ginger.htm

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