Different Cultures with Differing Customs than ours on Love, Relationships, Marriage and Laws

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I’ve been posting quite often about the differing types of cultures throughout history and how their ideas of love, life, relationships and judiciary issues are much different than our own in the West. Starting with regard to relationships, today in the West we are programmed with Judeo Christian-centric views on love and marriage, which is monogamy by default (even though there are a litany of cases in the Bible of polygamy). People are vehemently angry when I question that this form of relationship is not quintessential, nor will it lead us to the ultimate bliss among those looking for a meaningful relationship. They’re angry and threatened, because this is all they know or have been taught. When we say a ‘Traditional Family’ we instantly think of a nuclear family, with one man and one woman, living together and loving each other for life. Even though the divorce and infidelity rates are sky-high (which I will detail further at the end of this blog), we still cling to this failed institution of lifelong monogamy.

There are always exceptions to every rule, but the majority of couples will eventually separate. Over 90% of all monogamous relationships will fail (I’ll get more in depth on the actual statistics at the end of this). You’re not likely to marry your high school sweetheart or the first person you date. There are exceptions, but this isn’t the rule. Though it’s a ubiquitously understood colloquialism that marriages end over half the time, many still believe they are capable of maintaining a relationship with one person for life. This is a huge problem and I believe there must be a solution. I believe it starts in opening our minds to different cultures and ideals on these major issues. I’m of the persuasion that many relationships or marriages fail because of rigidity and formality. Humans are not rigid creatures! We are evolving and fluid creatures.

As Bruce Lee said, “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.”

We see many monogamous relationships crack more oft than naught, because of this very reason. The expectations for your partner are so high, that it can turn you into a literal controlling, overly emotional psychopath or sociopath. When things are relaxed and flow naturally, that’s when relationships succeed, no matter what form they’re in. Bruce Lee also said to be like water, adapting, moving through the cracks, finding your own path and being free. We are constantly evolving and growing. Does this mean that we leave everything in the past, including people, objects, memories, etc..? No, but to believe they will always be as meaningful in our lives as they are at this current moment, just isn’t reality.

We should (and will) use them as a spring-board to propel us forward, to gain mastery in our next set of trials and tests in life. As it pertains to relationships and love, most often, we are not going to find ourselves with the same set of people for life. They come and they go, like a flowing stream, we pass by many new rocks and ravines as we move forward, each of them very ‘meaningful’.  This filters through every part of our lives, whether it be our jobs, friends, geographical location, the cars we drive, etc.. we are constantly growing and moving forward, which means, we will inevitably leave certain things behind. You may still be friends with those you grew up with or went to High School with, for example, but you’ll eventually move to a new city and make new friends who are more involved and pertinent to where you are at that moment in time.

“Self-knowledge involves relationship. To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. Relationship is a process of self evaluation and self revelation. Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself – to be is to be related.”
― Bruce Lee

“Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.”
― Bruce Lee

I wanted to set the precedent with this, before I delve more deeply into this topic, not only to show how different our culture is from others, but to show how mankind has evolved and to broaden your mindset on how ‘things should be.’ We have all been conditioned by a certain set of standards, rules and restrictions, but I don’t believe we should be this way. That’s the main purpose in creating this blog, not necessarily about the subject matter at hand, but the objective in getting you to evolve and step outside of the ‘box’ we’re all forced to be in, considering there just may be a ‘better way(s)’.

With that said, I’ll get back on topic. I also want to note that I don’t advocate all of these practices within the cultures I’m about to discuss, but we tend to be conditioned with the idea that our default morals / mores are the best way to live. I think we should look at a broad spectrum of ideas, evaluate what works and what doesn’t, then take what’s useful and discard the rest! Going through antiquity, you’ll find that many cultures (even some today throughout the world) were much more loosely open about sexuality, love and relationships or marriage. Before the Bible or Koran were created and all three Abrahamic faiths dominated much of society, we had many religions before them, and they were highly sexual and much more open about romance.

From the Indians (In India) – Hindus, to Egypt to Greece to Rome and even the Native Americans before the white man came, they were engaging in every form of sexuality possible (homosexuality, polyamory, orgies, bisexuality, etc..), and even left us with carvings of their sexuality in caves (hieroglyphs), monuments, pottery and statues (including sex toys).  I want to give you some examples on how different many ancient cultures were about these topics, including laws for certain types of behavior that we’d see as strange or not as strict, in today’s standards.

1ST EXAMPLE : NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES

There are over 500 officially recognized Native American Tribes, so none of this is a Panacea of every one of them, but there were certainly similarities between the groups. Many Native Tribes were very polyamorous and more egalitarian. While sex was a part of traditional Native American marriage, marriage was not about sex. Prior to marriage, young people were expected to engage in sexual activities. Sex was not confined to marriage. The Europeans, and particularly the missionaries, had a great deal of difficulty in understanding that women had power in Indian society and that they had the right to sexual freedom. Indian societies were not organized on the patriarchal, monogamous norms of European society. Christian missionaries were deeply shocked and offended by the fact that Indian women were allowed to express their sexuality. At the same time, many of the European men were delighted by this.

How egalitarian the Tribes were, was one of the things that bothered many of the early Christian Missionaries, particularly the Jesuits in New France, as they viewed marriage as a relationship in which the woman subjugated herself to the man. In Indian marriages, men and women were equals. Polygyny (the marriage of one man to more than one woman at the same time) was fairly common throughout North American Tribes. In some cases a man would marry sisters – a practice that anthropologists call ‘sororal polygyny.’

Weyodi O’Clerc Stern says this about her own Comanche Tribe :

“My tribe, the Comanches, for instance were traditionally polyamorous, with both women and men free to take more than one spouse. As it was explained to me by my elders when a woman married a man she also married his brothers. Instead of the hokey “blood brother” (which is actually a European tradition) nonsense a Comanche man would be considered the brother of any man who had had sexual relations with his wife. Women also made men brothers without their consent. Even when approaching the other man for redress of wrongs in such a case, the first husband had to address his wife’s paramour as “brother”. The deed was done, the men would be brothers for the rest of their lives. On the other side women were sisters who had sexual relations with the same man and when a man married a woman he also married her sisters. When speaking to my husband my grandmother consistently referred to my sisters as “your other wives” and to my sisters and me she would indiscriminately refer to any one of her grandson-in-laws as “your husband”. I always had to ask her ‘Which one?’” (end quote)

Former Navajo tribal chairman Peter MacDonald explains Navajo polygyny this way:

“A man would marry a woman, then work hard for his family. If she had a sister who was not married, and if the man proved to be caring, a good provider, and a good husband, he would be gifted with his wife’s sister, marrying her as well.” (end quote)

In the Cherokee Tribe, personal autonomy for women was akin to modern, U.S. women, in that they were more-or-less free to hump whomever they chose, as long as it wasn’t incestuous. Cherokee historian James Adair also understood Cherokee women to be allowed the honor of promiscuity, noting that there were no punishments for adulterous women. In fact, most Cherokee men wouldn’t argue over adulterous women because it was deemed to be “beneath” them (Louis-Philippe). Cherokees were matrilineal, meaning children were NOT part of their father’s family. This is a very foreign subject to most modern “Western” people today. Your mother’s brother was basically your father and the most important person in your life. In a way your biological father was just the person that happened to be having sex with your mother. Sexual encounters would, indeed, occur in the bean-fields and other places of a relatively private nature. I really recommend the book entitled, “Cherokee Women” by Theda Perdue. She’s one of the top scholars in this field.

The Seneca tribe of the Iroquois Nation is one of the many indigenous societies to practice polygamy and polyandry as the standard for human relationships. It was normal for men and women to have more than one life partner, creating a family structure that wasn’t simply dependent upon two-parent child-rearing or relationships, but rather a network of support between all partners. Having more than one husband or wife wasn’t simply about sexual relations, as many contemporary critics of polygamy and polyandry tend to assume. But rather it was about love, partnership, and sex being experiences that didn’t have to remain restricted between two individuals. And yes, women valued these experiences too. For more on the Iroquois, read Barbara Mann’s book entitled, “Iroquoian Women.”

Among many of the tribes, a widow often married her deceased husband’s brother – a practice which anthropologists call the levirate. When a man’s wife died, he would often marry one of her sisters – a practice which anthropologists call the sororate. Many of the tribes also practiced exchanging wives. One man might become infatuated with the wife of another and propose an exchange. If this was agreeable, the two men would exchange wives from time to time. Among the Lakota Sioux Tribe, for example, two men who have pledged devotion to each other may express this relationship by marrying sisters and by exchanging wives on certain occasions. Among the Pawnee Tribe, brothers sometimes shared wives. It was not uncommon for two or more brothers to set up a joint household, sharing their wives and their property.

Polyandry (the marriage of one woman to more than one man at the same time) was found among many of the tribes. This practice was often not recognized by Europeans, including many ethnographers, as it seemed so alien to them. The Pawnee, for example, practiced a form of temporary polyandry. When a boy reached puberty, his mother’s brother’s wife would take charge of him and initiate him into sex. He would continue having sex with her until he married. For a period of four or five years, the young man, and perhaps his brothers as well, would be a junior husband for this woman, creating a temporary state of polyandry. Polyandry also occurred as a form of an anticipatory levirate.

In Native American cultures, marriage was neither religious nor civil. There was usually no religious ceremony involved, only a public recognition of the fact of marriage. In most cases there was no formal ceremony. The couple simply started living together. In most Native American cultures, nearly all adults were married, yet marriage was not seen as permanent. It was recognized that people would be together in a married state for a while and then separate. Divorce was accomplished easily since the couple did not own property in common. Each partner simply picked up his or her personal property and left. Divorce was neither a civil nor a religious concern-this was a private matter among the people involved. While some American commentators bemoan the negative impact of divorce upon children, in Native cultures, each child had many fathers, many mothers, and many siblings. A child was not property but a member of a large family and thus had rights. Since divorce was accepted and the raising of the child was the responsibility of many relatives, not just the biological mother and father, divorce does not appear to have had negative impact on the children.

Informal polyandry is a feature of some hunter-gatherer societies, such as the Inuit of northern North America, or the Yanomamo of the Orinoco river basin in South America.
The Western concept of marriage did not exist among the indigenous tribes of Hawai‘i either (Sahlins, 1985, pp, 22-25), and even if a common definition of marriage is applied (Malinowski, 1962, p. 252; Ford and Beach, 1951, pp. 187-192), sexual/genital interactions were socially accepted in many “nonmarital” and non-committed relations. The concepts of premarital and extramarital sexual activities were absent, and it was probably true of Hawai‘i, as it was said to have been true of much of Polynesia, that “there are no people in the world who indulge themselves more in their sensual appetites than these” (Ellis, 1782, Vol. 2, p. 153).

Few cultures are as sexually liberated as those of the ancient Amazon rainforest. Nearly 70 percent of the tribes practiced multiple paternity, in which all of a woman’s sexual partners were fathers to her children. It was commonplace for people to be open about having multiple sexual partners in the ancient Amazon. Open sexual arrangements were socially accepted, even expected, according to anthropologist Robert Walker. And these multiple attachments were anything but casual. Men acted as father figures to the children of any and all of their partners. A woman could marry one man, making him the primary father to her children, but all the other men in her life would be considered vital secondary fathers.

As Walker explains, this was partly because of the ancient Amazonians’ rather unique take on genetics:

“In these cultures, if the mother had sexual relations with multiple men, people believed that each of the men was, in part, the child’s biological father. It was socially acceptable for children to have multiple fathers, and secondary fathers often contributed to their children’s upbringing. In some Amazonian cultures, it was bad manners for a husband to be jealous of his wife’s extramarital partner. It was also considered strange if you did not have multiple sexual partners. Cousins were often preferred partners, so it was especially rude to shun their advances.” (end quote)

For children, having as many fathers as possible had its advantages. More dads meant more gifts and support for the child, which is known to increase a youngster’s odds of reaching adulthood. Besides, it was a rather pragmatic solution to a basic fact of life in a culture where warfare was all too common and brutal. If a child’s primary father died, he or she would have other males around to step in and act as father figures, easing the newly widowed mother’s burden.

Men also benefited from this system. Sharing paternity brought men together, cementing bonds and friendships (basically, just like Three Men and a Baby, just with less Steve Guttenberg). Indeed, one of the best ways for two men to cement an alliance was to share wives, often in a family – brothers were some of the most frequent wife-sharers According to Walker’s new research, of 128 indigenous groups in lowland South America, 53 are known to practice multiple paternity, while only 23 are known to practice single paternity. The remaining 52 don’t have clear conception beliefs, making it difficult to know whether they once possessed this custom. That means at least 40% and perhaps as much as 70% of these groups once practiced multiple paternity, which definitely means it was a common feature of Amazonian civilization.

The Moche Tribe existed along north coast of Peru from 200 AD to 850 AD. It was a complex, state level society that covered a large geographical area. Their cities, temples, and agriculture dotted the northern Peruvian coastline in what are considered two factions of the Moche: the Northern and Southern. The Moche are probably best known and recognized for their complex pottery styles. One of those styles was their erotic pottery, which can be seen below.

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The Moche erotic pottery is characterized by the various sexual acts depicted, which include acts of oral, vaginal, and anal sex as well as masturbation. These acts are most commonly shown between a man and a woman, although male on male homosexual acts are present, too. Although heterosexual sexual relations are the most common it is interesting to note that vaginal sexual acts are the most rarely depicted. Common sexual acts demonstrated in Moche erotic pottery are (in order of most common to least common) heterosexual anal sex, acts of masturbation, and heterosexual oral sex. There are also several vases that portray males with their erect penises. These pieces are known as phallic libations. These are functional ceramics used as pouring vessels, with the erect penis being used as the spout. More pictures of their pottery below :
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There are some other oddities in Latin America when it comes to mating. A small village in Brazil called Mehinaku is a place where size really does matter. This refers not to the size of your package, but rather the size of your catch. There, men compete for partners and sex by presenting women with fish. The man with the largest fish wins the girl. Among those in the Guajiro tribe of Colombia, much like singles in the US, this indigenous group scores on the dance floor. The Guajiro ladies catch a fella by tripping him during their ceremonial dances. If she trips him, they must have sex.

I want to interject my own thought in here for a second. You have these New-Agers out here, with their dream catchers, crystals, feather head-dresses, practicing Native mysticism with their sage sessions, etc.., but with a Judeo-Christian mindset towards polyamory and open sexuality (claiming poly sexuality is “low vibration or low archonic energy” that create karmic soul ties, which need to be purged), etc.. yet, not being aware that the majority of Native Tribes were into orgies, every form of polyamory, wife swapping / swinging (the concept of adultery was petty and “beneath them”), nephews using their uncles’ wives as their initiation into sex for many years, etc.., and just overall, being more casual with sexuality than the flower children Hippies, smoking the ganja at Woodstock 1969. Ain’t that some shit! The 3-headed Abrahamic Monster has infected many pagan beliefs too. The biggest Cult is CULTure.

 
Everyone loves to hold onto their fairytales. Once researchers give you a logical answer for the phenomena, and then put a scientific label or technological term on it, all of a sudden, it loses its ‘magic.’ This is the very reason why these ‘myths’ originated in the first place. The Ancients brought inanimate objects, planets, natural occurrences, etc.. to life via anthropomorphizing them and giving them a story. This was not only a motivator in people’s personal lives to live for something greater, but unfortunately, it was also a form of mind control. In this case, they made lifelong monogamy, larger than life, gave it a huge 5 to 6 figure $$$$ wedding ceremony (more like drinking binge party) and told everyone this was the quintessential relationship form of bliss! But It was a pipe dream sold to people who would unfortunately find out the truth, the hard way, several years later in divorce court.

We also find that many of the North American Tribes had what was known as ‘Two Spirit’ people. Basically it was a person who is androgynous. “Two Spirit” is not interchangeable with “LGBT Native American” or “Gay Indian”, this title differs from most western, mainstream definitions of sexuality and gender identity in that it is not so much about whom one is sexually interested in, or how one personally identifies; rather, it is a sacred, spiritual and ceremonial role that is recognized and confirmed by the Elders of the Two Spirit’s ceremonial community. Third and fourth gender roles traditionally embodied by two-spirit people include performing work and wearing clothing associated with both men and women. Not all tribes/nations have rigid gender roles, but, among those that do, the most usual spectrum that has been documented is that of four genders: feminine woman, masculine woman, feminine man, masculine man. The term ‘Two Spirit’ was adopted by consensus in 1990 at an Indigenous lesbian and gay international gathering to encourage the replacement of the outdated, and now seen as inappropriate, anthropological term ‘berdache.’

Author Brian Gilley, who wrote the book entitled, “Becoming Two-Spirit: Gay Identity and Social Acceptance in Indian Country” and anthropologist Will Roscoe, claim that over 130 Tribes had the presence of male-bodied two-spirits. However, as I said before, there were no Pan-Native terms. Not all Native Tribes ascribed to this view. The Ojibwe journalist named Mary Annette Pember argues that this depiction threatens to homogenize diverse Indigenous cultures, painting over them with an overly broad brush, potentially causing the disappearance of “distinct cultural and language differences that Native peoples hold crucial to their identity.”

Don Pedro Fages was third in command of the 1769–70 Spanish Portolà expedition, the first European land exploration of what is now the U.S. state of California. At least three diaries were kept during the expedition, but Fages wrote his account later, in 1775. Fages gave more descriptive details about the native Californians than any of the others, and he alone reported the presence of homosexuality in the native culture. The English translation reads:

“I have submitted substantial evidence that those Indian men who, both here and farther inland, are observed in the dress, clothing and character of women – there being two or three such in each village – pass as sodomites by profession…. They are called joyas, and are held in great esteem.”

Nowadays, some Zapotec natives from Mexico are born as males, but later cross dress as women and practice all activities associated to the female gender. Such people are known as muxe. Among the Iroquois, there is a single report from Bacqueville de la Potherie in his book published in 1722, Histoire de l’Amérique septentrionale, that indicates that an alternative gender identity exists among them. This may have also been the case among the Incas and the Aztecs, but sources show that the missionaries from Europe destroyed any artifacts or beliefs within these cultures, thus, allowing for Christian influences to flourish there.

The Jesuits and French explorers told stories of Native American men who had “Given to sin” and “Hunting Women” with wives and later, the British returned to England with similar accounts. George Catlin said that the Two Spirit tradition among Native Americans “Must be extinguished before it can be more fully recorded.” In keeping with European prejudices held against Natives, the Spanish Catholic monks destroyed most of the Aztec codices to eradicate traditional Native beliefs and history, including those that told of the Two Spirit tradition. In 1530, the Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca wrote in his diary of seeing “soft” Native Indian males in Florida tribes dressing and working as women. Just as with all other aspects of the European regard for Indians, gender variance was not tolerated. Europeans and eventually Euro-Americans demanded all people conform to their prescribed two gender roles.

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As Europeans forced their way into North America, colonial governments eagerly formed white power structures, land grabbed from Natives and implemented the genocidal conversion tactics that has defined the relationship between Native Americans and Euro-American governments. When Christopher Columbus encountered the Two Spirit people, he and his crew threw them into pits with their war dogs and were torn limb from limb. The inhuman treatment Christians offered was only the beginning of the Native American holocaust.

As Europeans and subsequently Euro-Americans moved from east to west, they spread diseases and imposed European culture and religions onto Natives. In the 20th century, as neurotic prejudices, instigated by Christian influences, increased among Native Americans, acceptance of gender diversity and androgynous persons sharply declined. Two Spirits were commonly forced by government officials, Christian representatives or even their assimilated Native communities to conform to standardized gender roles. Those who felt they could not make this transition either went underground or committed suicide.

A Spanish Friar named Bartolome de Las Casas eventually wrote about the horrors of the white Christians inflicted upon the Natives. Here are quotes of his below from his diary :

“And never have the Indians in all the Indies committed any act against the Spanish Christians, until those Christians have first and many times committed countless cruel aggressions against them or against neighboring nations.

More than thirty other islands in the vicinity of San Juan are for the most part and for the same reason depopulated, and the land laid waste.

We can estimate very surely and truthfully that in the forty years that have passed, with the infernal actions of the Christians, there have been unjustly slain more than twelve million men, women, and children. In truth, I believe without trying to deceive myself that the number of the slain is more like fifty million.

After the wars and the killings had ended, when usually there survived only some boys, some women, and children, these survivors were distributed among the Christians to be slaves.

And of all the infinite universe of humanity, these people are the most guileless, the most devoid of wickedness and duplicity, the most obedient and faithful to their native masters and to the Spanish Christians whom they serve.

These people are the most devoid of rancors, hatreds, or desire for vengeance of any people in the world. They are the most guileless and most patient, humble and caring people you will find anywhere.

The reason for Christians killing and destroying such an infinite number of [Native] souls is that the Christians have an ultimate aim, which is to acquire gold, and to swell themselves with riches in a very brief time and thus rise to a high estate disproportionate to their merits.

It should be kept in mind that their insatiable greed and ambition, the greatest ever seen in the world, is the cause of their villainies.

With my own eyes I saw Spaniards cut off the nose and ears of Indians, male and female, without provocation, merely because it pleased them to do it. …Likewise, I saw how they summoned the caciques and the chief rulers to come, assuring them safety, and when they peacefully came, they were taken captive and burned.

They laid bets as to who, with one stroke of the sword, could split a man in two or could cut off his head or spill out his entrails with a single stroke of the pike.

They took infants from their mothers’ breasts, snatching them by the legs and pitching them headfirst against the crags or snatched them by the arms and threw them into the rivers, roaring with laughter and saying as the babies fell into the water, “Boil there, you offspring of the devil!”

They attacked the towns and spared neither the children nor the aged nor pregnant women nor women in childbed, not only stabbing them and dismembering them but cutting them to pieces as if dealing with sheep in the slaughter house.

They made some low wide gallows on which the hanged victim’s feet almost touched the ground, stringing up their victims in lots of thirteen, in memory of Our Redeemer and His twelve Apostles, then set burning wood at their feet and thus burned them alive.

With still others, all those they wanted to capture alive, they cut off their hands and hung them round the victim’s neck, saying, “Go now, carry the message,” meaning, Take the news to the Indians who have fled to the mountains.

They made a grid of rods which they placed on forked sticks, then lashed the victims to the grid and lighted a smoldering fire underneath, so that little by little, as those captives screamed in despair and torment, their souls would leave them.

The Indians were totally deprived of their freedom and were put into the harshest, fiercest, most horrible servitude and captivity which no one who has not seen it can understand. Even beasts enjoy more freedom when they are allowed to graze in the field.” (end)
– Bartolome de Las Casas

The imposition of Euro-American marriage laws invalidated the same-gender marriages that were once common among tribes across North America. The Native American cultural pride revivals that began in the 1960s / Red Power movements brought about a new awareness of the Two Spirit tradition and has since inspired a gradual increase of acceptance and respect for gender variance within tribal communities. It was out of this new tribal and self respect that encouraged the shedding of the offensive “Berdache” term that was assigned by Europeans.

I will leave the last words to the late Lakota actor, Native rights activist and American Indian Movement co-founder Russell Means: “In my culture we have people who dress half-man, half-woman. Winkte, we call them in our language. If you are Winkte, that is an honorable term and you are a special human being and among my nation and all Plains people, we consider you a teacher of our children and are proud of what and who you are.”

P.S. Here is more from the diary of Las Casas and also the diary of Christopher Columbus :

“As soon as I arrived in the Indies (they thought they were in India, but really they were in the Americas), on the first Island which I found, I took some of the natives by force in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts, and in that way they soon understood us and we them, whether by word or by sign; and they have been very useful to us.

I still have them with me, and they still insist that I come from heaven, in spite of all the exchanges they have had with me, and they were the first to announce this wherever I went, and the others would run from house to house and to the nearby towns shouting: “come, come and see the people from heaven.” In this way they all flocked in, men and women alike, great and small, once they were confident about us; none were left behind, and they all brought something to eat and drink, which they gave with marvelous affection.
They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane. It appears to me, that the people are ingenious, and would be good servants and I am of opinion that they would very readily become Christians, as they appear to have no religion. I could conquer the whole of them with fifty men, and govern them as I pleased.
As I saw that they were very friendly to us, and perceived that they could be much more easily converted to our holy faith by gentle means than by force, I presented them with some red caps, and strings of beads to wear upon the neck, and many other trifles of small value, wherewith they were much delighted, and became wonderfully attached to us. Afterwards they came swimming to the boats, bringing parrots, balls of cotton thread, javelins, and many other things which they exchanged for articles we gave them, such as glass beads, and hawk’s bells; which trade was carried on with the utmost good will. But they seemed on the whole to me, to be a very poor people.
They knew no sect and were not idolaters, except that they all believe that power and good come from heaven, and they believed very firmly that I and these ships and crew came from heaven and in this belief they received me everywhere, once they had overcome their fear. And this is not because they are ignorant; rather, they are of subtle intelligence and can find their way around those seas, and give a marvelously good account of everything; it is only because they have never seen men clothed or ships of that kind.”

– Christopher Columbus Captain’s Log, 1492

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The chief source-and, on many matters the only source-of information about what happened on the islands after Columbus came is Bartolome de las Casas, who, as a young priest, participated in the conquest of Cuba. For a time he owned a plantation on which Indian slaves worked, but he gave that up and became a vehement critic of Spanish cruelty. Las Casas transcribed Columbus’s journal and, in his fifties, began a multi-volume History of the Indies. In it, he describes the Indians. They are agile, he says, and can swim long distances, especially the women. They are not completely peaceful, because they do battle from time to time with other tribes, but their casualties seem small, and they fight when they are individually moved to do so because of some grievance, not on the orders of captains or kings.
Women in Indian society were treated so well as to startle the Spaniards. Las Casas describes sex relations:
Marriage laws are non-existent men and women alike choose their mates and leave them as they please, without offense, jealousy or anger. They multiply in great abundance; pregnant women work to the last minute and give birth almost painlessly; up the next day, they bathe in the river and are as clean and healthy as before giving birth. If they tire of their men, they give themselves abortions with herbs that force stillbirths, covering their shameful parts with leaves or cotton cloth; although on the whole, Indian men and women look upon total nakedness with as much casualness as we look upon a man’s head or at his hands.
The Indians, Las Casas says, have no religion, at least no temples. They live in large communal bell-shaped buildings, housing up to 600 people at one time … made of very strong wood and roofed with palm leaves…. They prize bird feathers of various colors, beads made of fishbones, and green and white stones with which they adorn their ears and lips, but they put no value on gold and other precious things. They lack all manner of commerce, neither buying nor selling, and rely exclusively on their natural environment for maintenance. They are extremely generous with their possessions and by the same token covet the possessions of their friends and expect the same degree of liberality. …
In Book Two of his History of the Indies, Las Casas (who at first urged replacing Indians by black slaves, thinking they were stronger and would survive, but later relented when he saw the effects on blacks) tells about the treatment of the Indians by the Spaniards. It is a unique account and deserves to be quoted at length:
Endless testimonies . .. prove the mild and pacific temperament of the natives…. But our work was to exasperate, ravage, kill, mangle and destroy; small wonder, then, if they tried to kill one of us now and then…. The admiral, it is true, was blind as those who came after him, and he was so anxious to please the King that he committed irreparable crimes against the Indians….
Las Casas tells how the Spaniards “grew more conceited every day” and after a while refused to walk any distance. They “rode the backs of Indians if they were in a hurry” or were carried on hammocks by Indians running in relays. “In this case they also had Indians carry large leaves to shade them from the sun and others to fan them with goose wings.”
Total control led to total cruelty. The Spaniards “thought nothing of knifing Indians by tens and twenties and of cutting slices off them to test the sharpness of their blades.” Las Casas tells how “two of these so-called Christians met two Indian boys one day, each carrying a parrot; they took the parrots and for fun beheaded the boys.”
The Indians’ attempts to defend themselves failed. And when they ran off into the hills they were found and killed. So, Las Casas reports, “they suffered and died in the mines and other labors in desperate silence, knowing not a soul in the world to whom they could turn for help.” He describes their work in the mines:
… mountains are stripped from top to bottom and bottom to top a thousand times; they dig, split rocks, move stones, and carry dirt on their backs to wash it in the rivers, while those who wash gold stay in the water all the time with their backs bent so constantly it breaks them; and when water invades the mines, the most arduous task of all is to dry the mines by scooping up pansful of water and throwing it up outside….
After each six or eight months’ work in the mines, which was the time required of each crew to dig enough gold for melting, up to a third of the men died.
While the men were sent many miles away to the mines, the wives remained to work the soil, forced into the excruciating job of digging and making thousands of hills for cassava plants.
Thus husbands and wives were together only once every eight or ten months and when they met they were so exhausted and depressed on both sides … they ceased to procreate. As for the newly born, they died early because their mothers, overworked and famished, had no milk to nurse them, and for this reason, while I was in Cuba, 7000 children died in three months. Some mothers even drowned their babies from sheer desperation…. in this way, husbands died in the mines, wives died at work, and children died from lack of milk . .. and in a short time this land which was so great, so powerful and fertile … was depopulated. … My eyes have seen these acts so foreign to human nature, and now I tremble as I write. …
When he arrived on Hispaniola in 1508, Las Casas says, “there were 60,000 people living on this island, including the Indians; so that from 1494 to 1508, over three million people had perished from war, slavery, and the mines. Who in future generations will believe this? I myself writing it as a knowledgeable eyewitness can hardly believe it….”

Sources :

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http://nativeamericannetroots.net/diary/1084

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https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2015/may/19/equality-and-polyamory-why-early-humans-werent-the-flintstones

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https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/opinions/two-spirits-one-heart-five-genders/

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http://www.hawaii.edu/PCSS/biblio/articles/2000to2004/2004-sexual-behavior-in-pre-contact-hawaii.html

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/5687207/in-the-ancient-amazon-children-had-many-fathers—and-women-many-lovers

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http://humerusrevelations.blogspot.com/2015/02/lets-talk-about-sex-discussion-of-moche.html

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https://hornet.com/stories/penis-sculpture-history-phallus-art/

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http://www.franciscan-archive.org/columbus/opera/excerpts.html

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2ND EXAMPLE : THE GREEKS AND ROMANS

The Greeks were a sexually promiscuous society in every way. Even their pantheon of gods and goddesses were seen engaging in every sexual act possible. We see this same thing in certain points of Roman history as well. In many Greek myths we see them transforming themselves into animals to have sex with humans or vice-versa. For example, Dionysus, God of Wine, was always accompanied by fauns, half-human, half-goat creatures famous for their sexual energy.

During the Dionysiac festivities, the high priest or Phallophoroi would wear a penis ornament while the other priests would carry milk and torches. They would go on a procession carrying a basket filled with phallic-shaped fruit that represented the God. These festivities were carried out during March and December, and during the theatrical performances, sexual rituals would be carried out, which would allude to the sacred episodes of Dionysus’ life.

Another Greek deity known for his sexual exploits was Zeus, who did the impossible to satisfy his desires. For instance, he transformed into golden rain to possess Danae, who had been locked away by her father. In one myth he even took the shape of a bull to abduct Europa (mother of King Minos of Crete, a woman with Phoenician origin of high lineage, and after whom the continent Europe was named) and in another he morphed into a swan to lie with Leda (Aetolian princess who became a Spartan queen). His shapeshifting abilities knew no bounds, he even turned into a serpent to have sex with his own daughter Persephone (daughter of Demeter and Queen of the underworld with King Hades).

Let’s start with some of the oldest Greek aspects of life, love and sexuality, which would be in Sparta (existed from 900BC to circa 300BC). Greek Historian Xenophon (4th Century BC Greek Historian) in his historical annals “Constitution of the Lacedaemonians”, on the training of Spartan women and wives. Read below :

“It was not by imitating the customs of other states, but by knowingly doing the opposite to most of them, that Lycurgus made his fatherland pre-eminently successful.

(1.3) To begin at the beginning, here is his legislation about the procreation of children. Other people raise the girls who will bear the children and who are supposed to have a good upbringing with the most limited portions of food and the smallest possible amount of delicacies. They make sure they abstain from wine completely or give it to them mixed with water.

The other Greeks think that girls ought to sit in isolation doing wool work, leading a sedentary existence like many craftsmen. How could they expect that girls raised in this way could produce significant offspring? (1.4) By contrast, Lycurgus thought that slave women could make a sufficient quantity of clothing.

But as far as free women were concerned, because he thought childbearing was their most important function, he decreed that the female sex ought to take bodily exercise no less than the male. He established competitions of running and of strength for women with one another, just as he did for the men, because he thought that stronger offspring would be born if both parents were strong.

(1.5) As for a wife’s sexual relations with her husband, Lycurgus saw that men in other cultures during the first part of the time had unlimited intercourse with their wives, but he knew that the opposite was right. He made it a disgrace for the husband to be seen approaching or leaving his wife. As a result it was inevitable that their desire for intercourse increased, and that as a result the offspring (if there were any) that were born were stronger than if the couple were tired of each other.

(1.6) In addition, he stopped men from taking a wife whenever they chose and decreed that they marry when they were in their prime, because he thought that this was better for their offspring. (1.7) He saw that in cases where it happened that an old man had a young wife, the men were particularly protective of their wives, and he knew that the opposite was right. He required that the older man bring in a man whose body and mind he admired and have him beget the children. (1.8) But in case a man did not want to cohabit with his wife, but wanted worthy children, he made a law that he could beget children from a woman who was noble and had borne good children, if he could persuade her husband.  (1.9) He agreed to allow many such arrangements, for the wives who wanted to have two households and husbands who wanted to acquire brothers for their children, who had blood and powers in common, but did not inherit their property.

Thus Lycurgus had different ideas about the begetting of children, and anyone who wishes to may judge whether or not he succeeded in producing in Sparta men who were superior in height and strength from the men in other states!”

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Plutarch (2nd Century AD Roman Historian and Biographer) in his historical annals “Life of Lycurgus” (Lycurgus was the lawgiver in Sparta, living circa 9th Century BC), further explaining how women in Sparta should be, as well as the marriage life between men and women.

“As for education, he considered it to be a lawgiver’s most significant and noblest work. For that reason he began first off by considering legislation about marriage and childbirth. For Aristotle is wrong when he says that it was because he tried and failed to make the women chaste that he gave up the idea of controlling the freedom and dominance the women had acquired because they were compelled to be in charge because of their husbands left them behind [while they were on campaign] and so were more considerate of them than was appropriate, and addressed them as ladies.

Rather it was that Lycurgus took particular care about the women as well as the men. (14.2) He made the young women exercise their bodies by running and wrestling and throwing the discus and the javelin, so that their offspring would have a sound start by taking root in sound bodies and grow stronger, and the women themselves would be able to use their strength to withstand childbearing and wrestle with labour pains. He freed them from softness and sitting in the shade and all female habits, and made it customary for girls no less than boys to go naked in processions and to dance naked at certain festivals and to sing naked while young men were present and looking on.

(14.3) On occasion the girls made good-natured jokes about young men who had done something wrong, and again sang encomia set to music to the young men who deserved them, so as to inspire in the young men a desire for glory and emulation of their deeds. The man who was praised for his courage and was celebrated by the girls went away proud because of their praise. But the sting of their jokes and mockery was as sharp as serious admonition, because along with the other citizens the kings and the senators attended the spectacle. (14.4) There was nothing shameful in the girls’ nakedness, because it was accompanied by modesty and self-control. It produced in them simple habits and an intense desire for good health, and gave the female sex a taste for noble sentiments, since they shared with the males virtue and desire for glory. As a result they tended to speak and think the kind of thing that Gorgo, the wife of king Leonidas, is reported to have said. When (as it seems) a foreigner said to her, ‘You Spartans are the only women who rule over their men’, she replied, ‘Because only we are the mothers of men’.

(15.1) These customs also provided an incentive for marriage. I mean the naked processions of maidens and competitions in full view of the young men, who were attracted to them not (as Plato says) ‘by sexual rather than logical inevitability’.  In addition, Lycurgus attached disgrace to bachelorhood; bachelors were forbidden to watch the naked processions (15.3) Men married the girls by kidnapping them, not when they were small and immature, but when they had reached their full prime. Once the girl had been kidnapped a so-called bridesmaid cropped her hair close to her head, clothed her in a man’s cloak and sandals, and left her lying on a pallet in the dark. The bridegroom, not drunk or debauched, but sober, and after having dined as usual at the common table, came in and undid her belt and carried her off to the marriage bed.

(15.4) After spending a short time with his wife he went off in a dignified way to his usual quarters, in order to sleep with the other young men. He kept on doing like this from then on: he would spend his days and sleep at night with his comrades, go to his wife secretly and cautiously, because he was ashamed and afraid that someone would discover him in her room, and meanwhile his wife was devising and planning with him how they might devise opportunities for secret meetings. (15.5) They carried on like this for some time, so long that some of them had children before they saw their wives in the daylight.

Such interviews not only provided opportunity to practise self-control and moderation, but kept their bodies fertile and always fresh for loving and eager for intercourse, because they were not satisfied and worn out by continual intercourse, but had always some remnant of an incentive for their mutual passion and pleasure.

(15.6) By endowing marriage with such restraint and order, he was equally able to dispel empty and womanish jealousy, by ensuring that although they removed unworthy offences from marriage, they could share the begetting of children with their fellows, and they made fun of anyone who turned to murder or war on the grounds that they could not share or participate in such practices. It was possible for an older man with a younger wife, if he was pleased with and thought highly of one of the virtuous young men, to bring him to his wife and having filled her with noble seed, to adopt the child as his own. Similarly it was possible for a good man, who admired the chaste wife of another man, to persuade her husband to let him sleep with her, so that he could plant his seed in a good garden plot and beget good children, to be brothers and kin to the best families … (15.9) His physical and political program at that time was very far from the laxity among the women that was said to have developed later, and there was no thought of adultery among them.

(16.1) Fathers did not have authority over raising their offspring.

Instead, the father took his child and brought it to a place called Lesche, [26] where sat the elders of the tribe. They examined the child, and if it were well-formed and strong, ordered it to be raised, and gave it one of the nine-thousand lots.

But if the child were ill-born and maimed, they discarded it in the so-called Apothetae, a kind of pit near Mt. Taygetus, (16.2) on the grounds that it was not profitable for it to live, either for itself or for the state, if it were not well-framed and strong right from the start. This is why [Spartan] women washed infants not in water but in wine, in order to test their strength. For it is said that undiluted wine causes convulsions in babies who are epileptic or weak, and that healthy babies are tempered by it and their frames strengthened.

(16.3) Their nurses took special care in their craft, so that they were able to raise infants without swaddling cloths around their limbs, and left their figures free, and the babies were contented with their regime, and not fussy about food, and not scared of the dark or afraid to be left alone, and free of ignoble irritability and whining. For this reason certain foreigners purchased Spartan nurses for their children. They say that Amycla, the nurse of the Athenian Alcibiades, was a Spartan.” (end)

So you see, they engaged in many abnormalities according to today’s standards. From homosexuality, bisexuality, polyamory, pedophilia, threesomes and even played games where the man would have to ‘sneak’ in to have sex with his wife (thinking this would keep the passion strong between the couple over the long haul). The men also shared wives with the strongest, most virile males available. We see depictions of some of these practices through their artifacts and pottery, such as these below

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The 2nd Greek pot above, was painted around 500 BC. It is actually a wine-cooler designed to be used at an elite Athenian drinking party. The “symposium” as it was called, enabled men to leave their wives at home and let their hair down together. But it also offered opportunities for them to drink too much and end the evening in the arms of a prostitute. The half-man, half-horse creatures depicted here warn against the loss of dignity (humanity even) that too much fun can bring, and underline why the god of wine, Dionysus, had to be worshiped. Their antics proved so shocking that at the end of the nineteenth, beginning of the twentieth century the erection of the kneeling satyr was painted out by museum curators leaving his drinking cup hovering.

Both in Greece and Rome, we see erotica all over the place, from art, artifacts, statues, coins, monuments, even lamps or streetlights with sexual insignia (after the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum were excavated, from being completely inundated with ash when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79AD, there were nothing but these sexual relics and sites found). Pompeii had highly explicit mosaics and paintings, from nude sculptures to figurines of penises and vaginas. You can watch a short clip on the archaeological finds in Pompeii in the link below :

As a matter of fact, several phallic necklaces were used as a sign of manhood, virility, and power. They were passed from soldier to soldier as a token of good luck during battle. Phallic statuettes were also displayed in infant burials to protect the deceased on their way to the underworld. It’s said that Romans believed in some sort of demonic figures who haunted men, so they would put a phallic artifact with strange shapes and motifs to scare those evil spirits trying to harm them. Here is a picture of those artifacts below

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We like to think that the sexual feature of human nature has always been seen the same way as we understand it today.  Each society and culture, with their own world views, looks back at the past and constructs their own interpretation of it. A sculpture such as that of Pan making love to a goat plunges us back into darkness and uncertainty, and makes the chasm of two millennia feel as abyss-like as ever. We will never be able fully to comprehend what the sculpture meant to the Romans who first saw it. Where we see smut or rape, perhaps they saw comedy or even tenderness. All we can say with certainty is that their attitudes towards sex and violence differed radically from ours. Understanding the past is an elusive, ever-changing quest.

(The god Pan having sex with a goat, found in Herculaneum ; shown in picture below) :

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The Etruscans were an early, wealthy Italian (later Roman ; beginning around 3rd Century BC) tribe, who lasted from 800 BC to circa 260 BC. They were said to be very open sexually as well. Greek Historian Theopompus (4th Century BC) wrote in his historical annals ‘Histories’ about Etruscan family life. Several features of the libertine conduct attributed by Theopompus to the Etruscans occur also in Plato’s ideal State and in Xenophon’s (4th Century BC Greek Historian) description of Sparta. Read below :

“Sharing wives is an established Etruscan custom. Etruscan women take particular care of their bodies and exercise often, sometimes along with the men, and sometimes by themselves. It is not a disgrace for them to be seen naked. They do not share their couches with their husbands but with the other men who happen to be present, and they propose toasts to anyone they choose. They are expert drinkers and very attractive.

The Etruscans raise all the children that are born, without knowing who their fathers are. The children live the way their parents live, often attending drinking parties and having sexual relations with all the women. It is no disgrace for them to do anything in the open, or to be seen having it done to them, for they consider it a native custom. So far from thinking it disgraceful, they say when someone ask to see the master of the house, and he is making love, that he is doing so-and-so, calling the indecent action by its name.

When they are having sexual relations either with courtesans or within their family, they do as follows: after they have stopped drinking and are about to go to bed, while the lamps are still lit, servants bring in courtesans, or boys, or sometimes even their wives. And when they have enjoyed these they bring in boys, and make love to them. They sometimes make love and have intercourse while people are watching them, but most of the time they put screens woven of sticks around the beds, and throw cloths on top of them.

They are keen on making love to women, but they particularly enjoy boys and youths. The youths in Etruria are very good-looking, because they live in luxury and keep their bodies smooth. In fact all the barbarians in the West use pitch to pull out and shave off the hair on their bodies.” (end)

We also find that many of the laws in ancient Italy, were very different from our own as well. For example, Gortyn was a municipality on the island of Crete. It amalgamated into Rome in the 1st Century BC, but before then, it had a Code of Law of its own. Here are excerpts from the Gortyn Law Code circa 450 BC (inscr. Creticae 4.72, cols. ii.3-27, ii. 45-iv.54, v. 1-9. vi.31-46, vi.56-vii.2, vii.15-viii.19, xi. 18-9. G)

“The various laws recorded on this long and beautifully incised inscription differ in many respects from Athenian practice (cf. nos. 80 and 81). In Gortyn women appear to have somewhat more independence: instead of a dowry, daughters have a specific portion of the inheritance equal to half of that of a son; under certain (perhaps only remotely possible circumstances) even an heiress might be able to choose her husband; a women can keep her own property (rather than having her dowry returned to her father or kyrios) and half of the cloth she has woven during the course of the marriage.

Sexual offences

(ii.3-27) If a person rapes a free person, male or female, he shall pay 100 staters, and if [the victim] is from the house of an apetairos,[2] 10 staters; and if a slave rapes a free person, male or female, he shall pay double. If a free man rapes a serf, male or female, he shall pay 5 drachmas. If a male serf rapes a serf, male or female, he shall pay five staters.

If a person deflowers a female household serf, he shall pay 2 staters. If she has already been deflowered, 1 obol if in day-time, 2 obols if at night. The female slave’s oath takes precedence.[3]

If anyone makes an attempt to rape a free woman under the guardianship of a relative, he shall pay 10 staters, if a witness testifies.

If someone is taken in adultery with a free woman in her father’s house, or her brother’s or her husband’s, he is to pay 10 staters; if in another man’s house, 50 staters; if with the wife of an apetairos, 10 staters. But if a slave is taken in adultery with a free woman, he must pay double. If a slave is taken in adultery with a slave, 5 staters.

Disposition of property in divorce

(ii.45-iii.16) If a husband and wife divorce, she is to keep her property, whatever she brought to the marriage, and one-half the produce (if there is any) from her own property, and half of whatever she has woven within the house; also she is to have 5 staters if her husband is the cause of the divorce. If the husband swears that he is not the cause of the divorce, the judge is to take an oath and decide. If the wife carries away anything else belonging to the husband, she must pay five staters and whatever she carries away from him, and whatever she has stolen she must return to him. About what she denies [having taken], the judge is to order that she must sear by Artemis before the statue of [Artemis] Archeress in the Amyclean temple. If anyone takes anything from her after she has made her denial, he is to pay 5 staters and return the thing itself. If a stranger helps her to carry anything away, he must pay 10 staters and double the amount of whatever the judge swears that he helped her to take away.

Widowhood

(iii.17-44) If a man dies and leaves children behind, if the wife wishes, she may marry, keeping her own property and whatever her husband gave her according to an agreement written in the presence of three adult free witnesses. If she should take anything away that belongs to her children, that is grounds for a trial. If the husband leaves her without issue, she is to have her own property and half of whatever she has woven within the house, and she is to get her portion of the produce in the house along with the lawful heirs, and whatever her husband may have given her according to written agreement. But if she should take away anything else, it is grounds for a trial.

If a woman dies without issue the husband is to give her property back to her lawful heirs and half of what she has woven within and half of the produce if it comes from her property. If the husband or wife wishes to pay for its transport, it is to be in clothing or twelve staters or something worth 12 staters, but not more.

If a female serf is separated from a male serf while he is alive or if he dies, she is to keep what she has. If she takes anything else away, it is grounds for a trial.

Provisions for children in case of death or divorce

(iii.45-iv. 54) If a wife who is separated from her husband should bear a child, it is to be brought to the husband in his house in the presence of three witnesses, If he does not receive it, it is up to the mother to raise or expose the child. The oath of relatives and witnesses is to have preference, if they brought it.

If a female serf should bear a child while separated [from her husband], she is to bring it to the master of the man who married her, in the presence of two witnesses. If he does not received the child, it is to be long to the master of the female serf. but if she marries the same man again before the end of the year, the child shall belong to the master of the male serf. The oaths of person who brought the child and of the witnesses shall have preference.

If a divorced woman should expose her child before presenting it according to the law, she shall pay 50 staters for a free child, and 5 for a slave, if she is convicted. If the man to whom she brings the child has no house, or she does not see him, she shall not pay a penalty if she exposes the child.

If a female serf who is not married conceives and bears a child, the child shall belong to the master of her father. If the father is not alive then to the masters of her brothers.

The father has power over the children and division of property, and the mother over her own possessions. So long as [the father and mother] are alive, the property is not to be divided. But if one of them is fined, the person who is fined shall have his share reduced proportionately according to the law.

If a father dies, the city dwellings and whatever is inside the houses in which a serf who lives in the country does not reside, and the cattle which do not belong to a serf, shall belong to the sons. The other possessions shall be divided fairly, and the sons shall each get two parts, however many they are, and the daughters each get one part, however many they are.

The mother’s property shall also be divided if she dies, in the same way as prescribed for the father’s. But if there is no property other than the house, the daughters shall receive their share as prescribed. If the father during his lifetime should give to a married daughter, let him give her share as prescribed, but not more. The daughter to whom he gave or promised her share shall have it, but no additional possessions from her father’s property.

(v.1-9) If any woman does not have property either from a gift by her father or brother or from a pledge or from an inheritance given when the Aithalian clan consisting of Cyllus and his colleagues [where in power], these women are to have a portion, but it will not be lawful to take away gifts given previously.

(vi.31-46) If a mother dies leaving children, the father has power over the mother’s estate, but he should not sell or mortgage it, unless the children are of age and give their consent. If he marries another wife, the children are to have power over their mother’s estate.

Determination of social status

(vi.56-vii.2) If a slave goes to a free woman and marries her, the children shall be free. If a free woman goes to a slave, the children shall be slaves.

Heiresses [4]

(vii.15-viii.19) The heiress is to marry the oldest of her father’s living brothers. If her father has no living brothers but there are sons of the brothers, she is to marry the oldest brother’s son. If there are more heiresses and sons of brothers, the [additional heiress] is to marry the next son after the son of the oldest. The groom-elect is to have one heiress, and not more.

If the heiress is too young to marry, she is to have the house, if there is one, and the groom-elect is to have half of the revenue from everything.

If he does not wish to marry her as prescribed by law, the heiress is to take all the property and marry the next one in succession, if there is one. If there is no one, she may marry whomever she wishes to of those who ask her from the same phratry. [5] If the heiress is of age and does not wish to marry the intended bridegroom, or the intended groom is too young and the heiress is unwilling to wait, she is to have the house, if there is one in the city, and whatever is in the house, and talking half of the remaining property she is to marry another of those from the phratry who ask her, but she is to give a share of the property to the groom [whom she rejected].

If there are no kinsmen as defined for the heiress, she is to take all the property and marry from the phratry whomever she wishes.

If no one from the phratry wishes to marry her, her relations should announce to the tribe ‘does anyone want to marry her?’ If someone wants to, it should be within thirty days of the announcement. If not, she is free to marry another man, whomever she can.

Restrictions concerning adoption

(xi. 18-19) A woman is not to adopt [a child] nor a man under age.” (end)

Since the Jews and then the Christians were both under the auspices of Greece and then later, Rome, we should also include that many Jews and even some Christians, believed that polygyny was acceptable within the confines of their religious beliefs. It was the Greek utopian reformer Solon who instituted strict marital monogamy in Greek culture in 600 B.C., the first prohibition of polygamy in world history. Economists like David D. Friedman, (Price Theory, Ch. 21) can show mathematically that polygamy by itself benefits females, assuming voluntary marriages to benefit from increased choice. But there is no evidence that Solon created strict monogamy to reduce women’s choices, instead it was for the opposite side, to reduce competition among men. In order to facilitate the change, several cultural conditions were created or solidified, such as state sponsored prostitution, support for homosexuality, belief that marriage was only for procreation, as well as a cultural belief that romantic love was only between men.

By the time of Christ, pagan Greek culture had practiced centuries of strict marital monogamy, as well as did the pagan Roman culture they influenced. The first six Roman emperors had 25 wives between them, but all by serial monogamy of divorcing one to marry the next. So even the Roman emperors were bound by the power of their pagan cultural taboos. Even Napoleon divorced his wife Josephine and married another, despite continued mutual affection, only because she could not bare him a child. The Solonic taboo continued from pagan Greece, to pagan Rome, to Catholic Rome, to atheist France, where even leaders dared not break it.

So what of Jews under the rule of Greeks and then Romans? I’ll let George Joyce provide the answer in his “Christian Marriage: An Historical and Doctrinal Study”  (1933):

“When the Christian Church came into being, polygamy was still practiced by the Jews. It is true that we find no references to it in the New Testament; and from this some have inferred that it must have fallen into disuse, and that at the time of our Lord the Jewish people had become monogamous. But the conclusion appears to be unwarranted. Josephus in two places speaks of polygamy as a recognized institution: and Justin Martyr makes it a matter of reproach to Trypho that the Jewish teachers permitted a man to have several wives. Indeed when in 212 A.D. the lex Antoniana de civitate gave the rights of Roman Citizenship to great numbers of Jews, it was found necessary to tolerate polygamy among them, even when though it was against Roman law for a citizen to have more than one wife. In 285 A.D. a constitution of Diocletian and Maximian interdicted polygamy to all subjects of the empire without exception. But with the Jews, at least, the enactment failed of its effect; and in 393 A.D. a special law was issued by Theodosius to compel the Jews to relinquish this national custom. Even so they were not induced to conform.”

Here we see the interesting case that pagan Rome restricted and persecuted polygamy and the Jews for practicing it, including Diocletian, an equally infamous persecutor of Christians. And then this pattern even continued with the Christian emperor Theodosius. After this period, Christian Roman Emperors would continue the pagan Roman pattern of increasing the punishment for polygamy so that Emperor Justinian outlawed polygamy to the degree that only a few of the wealthiest Jews were able to avoid coerced divorce and keep their wives by paying a fine of ten pounds of gold in 535 A.D. By the ninth century, polygamy brought the death penalty. In order to end over eight centuries of persecution, Judaism in Europe under Rabbi Gershom decided to self-monitor among European Judaism and prohibit it among their own in the 11th Century.

[Note that Sephardic Jews, those who were not under the governments influenced by pagan Greco-Roman taboos never gave up polygamy and still practice polygamy to this day.]

This is similar to what happened to Mormons in America. The persecution of them became so great they would become the first religion to claim to receive a message from God suspending polygamy. They likewise began rigorous self-policing and persecution of their own fundamentalist sub-sects who refused to give up polygamy and divorce their wives.

But this does not address the New Testament for Christians, and how Christians came to generally oppose polygamy. Many centrally influential Christian writers admitted that the New Testament did not prohibit polygamy, including Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Martin Luther, who wrote:

“I confess that I cannot forbid a person to marry several wives, for it does not contradict the Scripture. If a man wishes to marry more than one wife he should be asked whether he is satisfied in his conscience that he may do so in accordance with the word of God. In such a case the civil authority has nothing to do in the matter.” De Wette II, 459, ibid., pp. 329–330.

But still others made and still make a claim that it is prohibited by a few different Biblical arguments. First is a claim already disproven by the history above, that polygamy was already not practiced by Jews of the first century, and so didn’t require specific opposition. Next is an argument based on the parallels in Paul’s phrase, “Let each man have his own wife and each woman her own husband.” However, the English of this phrase hides a detail from the Greek that proves and defends polygamy was assumed and allowed.The phrase uses two different words for “own”: heautou and idios. The difference is to clarify that a husband has a wife exclusively that he cannot share. The wife has a husband using a collective “own”, such as in the phrase “Every one return to his own city”. (Luke 2:3)  In this case, a man does not exclusively own the city in opposition to other citizens as co-owners, just as a wife’s ownership of her husband does not prohibit other wives co-owning him as husband.

The argument that Adam had only one wife, as if prohibitive of polygamy, was not a true in Biblical times, or Biblical examples, or Biblical interpretation, and so to try to reinterpret it so now requires intellectual dishonesty. At the least, intellectual negligent ignorance, but the more intelligent the person is, the more dishonest the argument becomes. Further, this type of “judicial activist” reinterpretation is what put Germany on the course of theological liberalism, allowed them to argue that Jesus was an Aryan, and all the Nazi evils that naturally followed from the theologically liberal authority to change hermeneutical methods of interpretation.

The final argument is the phrase used for a qualification for elders, “husband of one wife” in most English translations. However, the Greek is mias gunaikos andra. The word mias can mean either “one” or “first”. Context should decide, but in church history, a cultural bias colored the interpretation from the beginning. Gentile converts to Christianity, coming from Greco-Roman opposition to polygamy would assume it mean “one”. But Jewish converts to Christianity would assume this is requiring a man who would keep and not divorce his first wife. Indeed, even though John Calvin opposed polygamy, he acknowledged that the early Jewish Christians continued in polygamy.

Consider Abimelech. “When God reproved Abimelech, king of Gerar, for his intended adultery with, Sarah, wife of Abraham, he did, at the time, approve of his polygamy; for Abimelech said, “In the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.” “Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself, said, He is my brother.” And God said, “I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart:” “now, therefore, restore the man his wife.” “And God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maid-servants.” God could allow him to live in open polygamy, without reproof, and “in the integrity of his heart,” but could not allow him to commit adultery, even ignorantly.” (The History And Philosophy of Marriage; James Campbell, 1869).

Whether one accepts the Jewish or pagan Greek method of interpretation of mias gunaikos andra depends on if one contemplates Jesus statement, “Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law.” In other words, the Old Testament’s concepts and definitions of marriage are used with Jesus correcting misinterpretation. Jesus is not creating replacement definitions.. In contrast to this is the gnostic approach which tries to argue that the Law was evil and materialistic, as was God in the Old Testament, and Jesus was trying to oppose the Old Testament God. In this, official Gentile Christianity orthodoxy, at least through Imperial decrees and laws, chose, perhaps partly by accident, partly by excessive anti-Jewish bias, to follow the gnostic approach to argue against polygamy, even if it was generally critical of gnosticism.

Another issue is an attempt to reinterpret Old Testament texts claiming support for monogamy, such as Adam having only one wife, or Abraham’s second wife causing conflict. But yet, if these did not imply a strict monogamy then, then they can’t be correctly interpreted later to do so. Take the example of Abraham, the example of faith, lived with at least a third wife and unnamed concubines without any implied wrongness.

HEBREW GOD AND POLYGAMY (VERSES)
Genesis 4:19 And Lamech took two wives. The name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
Genesis 26:34 When Esau was forty years old, he took to wife Judith the daughter of Be-e′ri the Hittite, and Bas′emath the daughter of Elon the Hittite;
Genesis 28:8-9 So when Esau saw that the Canaanite women did not please Isaac his father, Esau went to Ish′mael and took to wife, besides the wives he had, Ma′halath the daughter of Ish′mael Abraham’s son, the sister of Neba′ioth.
Genesis 30 Jacob mates with Rachel, Leah and their two handmaidens named Zilpah (Leah’s) and Bilhah (Rachel’s), and from these four women, came the 12 Children of Jacob (Israel).
Exodus 21:10 If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, or her marital rights.
Numbers 31:15-18 “Have you allowed all the women to live?” he asked them. “They were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and enticed the Israelites to be unfaithful to the Lord in the Peor incident, so that a plague struck the Lord’s people. Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.
Deuteronomy 21:10-11 When you go to war against your enemies and the Lord your God delivers them into your hands and you take captives, if you notice among the captives a beautiful woman and are attracted to her, you may take her as your wife.
Deuteronomy 21:15-17 “If a man has two wives, the one loved and the other unloved, and both the loved and the unloved have borne him children, and if the firstborn son belongs to the unloved, then on the day when he assigns his possessions as an inheritance to his sons, he may not treat the son of the loved as the firstborn in preference to the son of the unloved, who is the firstborn, but he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the unloved, by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the firstfruits of his strength. The right of the firstborn is his.
Deuteronomy 25:5-10 “If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the dead man shall not be married outside the family to a stranger. Her husband’s brother shall go in to her and take her as his wife and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. And the first son whom she bears shall succeed to the name of his dead brother, that his name may not be blotted out of Israel. And if the man does not wish to take his brother’s wife, then his brother’s wife shall go up to the gate to the elders and say, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to perpetuate his brother’s name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of a husband’s brother to me.’ Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him, and if he persists, saying, ‘I do not wish to take her,’ then his brother’s wife shall go up to him in the presence of the elders and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face. And she shall answer and say, ‘So shall it be done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house.’
Judges 8:30 Now Gideon had seventy sons, his own offspring, for he had many wives.
1 Samuel 1:1-2 There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephrathite. He had two wives. The name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other, Peninnah. And Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.
2 Samuel 5:13 After he left Hebron, [King] David took more concubines and wives in Jerusalem, and more sons and daughters were born to him.
2 Samuel 12:8 (Nathan the Prophet speaking on behalf of God to King David) I gave your master’s house (King Saul) to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more.
(NOTE : The Hebrew god here says that it was he himself who gave all those wives and concubines to David and had David asked for more wives and concubines, god said he would’ve given David even MORE).
1 Kings 11 says that King Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines. And while this turned his heart away (according to the ‘story’), it shows that the people were not condemning the practice of polygamy and were quite used to kings especially having more than one wife and more than one concubine.
1 Chronicles 3:1-9 These were the sons of David born to him in Hebron: The firstborn was Amnon the son of Ahinoam of Jezreel; the second, Daniel the son of Abigail of Carmel; the third, Absalom the son of Maakah daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital; and the sixth, Ithream, by his wife Eglah. These six were born to David in Hebron, where he reigned seven years and six months. David reigned in Jerusalem thirty-three years, and these were the children born to him there: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan and Solomon. These four were by Bathsheba daughter of Ammiel. There were also Ibhar, Elishua, Eliphelet, Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, Elishama, Eliada and Eliphelet—nine in all. All these were the sons of David, besides his sons by his concubines. And Tamar was their sister.
1 Chronicles 4:5 Ashhur, the father of Tekoa, had two wives, Helah and Naarah
2 Chronicles 11:21 Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and concubines (he took eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and fathered twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters).
2 Chronicles 13:21 But Abijah grew mighty. And he took fourteen wives and had twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.
2 Chronicles 24:1-3 Joash was seven years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem forty years. His mother’s name was Zibiah; she was from Beersheba. Joash did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all the years of Jehoiada the priest. Jehoiada chose two wives for him, and he had sons and daughters.
Isaiah 4:1 And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach.”

Although many women enjoyed certain perks in society, they were not always well thought of by Greco-Roman society. Here are a few examples. Hesiod (Greek Poet, living around 700BC), has two extant works, one of which is entitled, “Works and Days” and the other is entitled, “Theogony.” He writes in the latter, that after humans received the stolen gift of fire from Prometheus, an angry Zeus decides to give humanity a punishing gift to compensate for the boon they had been given. He commands Hephaestus to mold from earth the first woman, a “beautiful evil” whose descendants would torment the human race. After Hephaestus does so, Athena dresses her in a silvery gown, an embroidered veil, garlands and an ornate crown of silver. This woman goes unnamed in the Theogony, but is presumably Pandora, whose myth Hesiod revisited in Works and Days. When she first appears before gods and mortals, “wonder seized them” as they looked upon her. But she was “sheer guile, not to be withstood by men.” Hesiod elaborates (590–93):

“From her is the race of women and female kind: of her is the deadly race and tribe of women who live amongst mortal men to their great trouble, no helpmates in hateful poverty, but only in wealth.”

Hesiod goes on to lament that men who try to avoid the evil of women by avoiding marriage will fare no better (604–607):

“He reaches deadly old age without anyone to tend his years, and though he at least has no lack of livelihood while he lives, yet, when he is dead, his kinsfolk divide his possessions amongst them.”

Hesiod concedes that occasionally a man finds a good wife, but still (609) “evil contends with good.”

In the ‘Works and Days’ version of the myth (lines 60–105), Hesiod expands upon her origin, and moreover widens the scope of the misery she inflicts on humanity. As before, she is created by Hephaestus, but now more gods contribute to her completion (63–82): Athena taught her needlework and weaving (63–4); Aphrodite “shed grace upon her head and cruel longing and cares that weary the limbs” (65–6); Hermes gave her “a shameful mind and deceitful nature” (67–8); Hermes also gave her the power of speech, putting in her “lies and crafty words” (77–80) ; Athena then clothed her; next Persuasion and the Charites adorned her with necklaces and other finery (72–4); the Horae adorned her with a garland crown. Finally, Hermes gives this woman a name: Pandora – “All-gifted” – “because all the Olympians gave her a gift”. In this retelling of her story, Pandora’s deceitful feminine nature becomes the least of humanity’s worries. For she brings with her a jar (which, due to textual corruption in the sixteenth century, came to be called a box)[9][10] containing[11] “burdensome toil and sickness that brings death to men” (91–2), diseases (102) and “a myriad other pains” (100). Prometheus had (fearing further reprisals) warned his brother Epimetheus not to accept any gifts from Zeus. But Epimetheus did not listen; he accepted Pandora, who promptly scattered the contents of her jar. As a result, Hesiod tells us, “the earth and sea are full of evils” (101). One item, however, did not escape the jar (96–9):

“Only Hope was left within her unbreakable house, she remained under the lip of the jar, and did not fly away. Before [she could], Pandora replaced the lid of the jar. This was the will of aegis-bearing Zeus the Cloudgatherer.”

Hesiod does not say why hope (elpis) remained in the jar.

Hesiod closes with this moral (105): “Thus it is not possible to escape the mind of Zeus.”

Hesiod also outlines how the end of man’s Golden Age, (an all-male society of immortals who were reverent to the gods, worked hard, and ate from abundant groves of fruit) was brought on by Prometheus, when he stole Fire from Mt. Olympus and gave it to mortal man, Zeus punished the technologically advanced society by creating woman. Thus, Pandora was created as the first woman and given the jar (mistranslated as ‘box’) which releases all evils upon man. The opening of the jar serves as the beginning of the Silver Age, in which man is now subject to death, and with the introduction of woman to birth as well, giving rise to the cycle of death and rebirth.” (end)

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The next example comes from Semonides of Amorgos (Greek Poet : Lived in 7th Century BC). His poem is entitled, ‘WOMEN’ is based on the idea that Zeus created men and women differently, and that he specifically created ten types of women based on different models from the natural world. Of the ten types of women in the poem, nine are delineated as destructive: the dirty woman comes from a pig; the cunning woman originates from a fox, the incessantly curious and high-maintenance woman comes from a dog, the lazy or apathetic woman comes from earth or soil, the capricious woman of mood swings comes from seawater, the stubborn woman comes from an ass, the untrustworthy and uncontrollable woman comes from a weasel or skunk (depending on the translation), the overly proud woman comes from a mare, and the worst and ugliest type of woman comes from an ape or monkey. Only the “Bee Woman” (who is dismissed as an impossible ideal) is regarded as virtuous. The bee reference is considered homage to the earlier poem of Hesiod entitled Theogony, which uses the metaphor of women and men as bees in one part.

Here is his poem ‘WOMEN’ in its entirety below :

1 From the start, the gods made women different.
One type is from a pig–a hairy sow
whose house is like a rolling heap of filth;
and she herself, unbathed, in unwashed clothes,

5 reposes on the shit-pile, growing fat.
Another type the gods made from a fox:
pure evil, and aware of everything.
This woman misses nothing: good or bad,
she notices, considers, and declares

10 that good is bad and bad is good. Her mood
changes from one moment to the next.
One type is from a dog–a no-good bitch,
a mother through and through; she wants to hear
everything, know everything, go everywhere,

15 and stick her nose in everything, and bark
whether she sees anyone or not.
A man can’t stop her barking; not with threats,
not (when he’s had enough) by knocking out
her teeth with a stone, and not with sweet talk either;

20 even among guests, she’ll sit and yap;
the onslaught of her voice cannot be stopped.
One type the gods of Mount Olympus crafted
out of Earth–their gift to man! She’s lame
and has no sense of either good or bad.

25 She knows no useful skill, except to eat
–and, when the gods make winter cold and hard
to drag her chair up closer to the fire.
Another type is from the Sea; she’s two-faced.
One day she’s calm and smiling–any guest

30 who sees her in your home will praise her then:
“This woman is the best in all the world
and also the most beautiful.” The next day
she’s wild and unapproachable, unbearable
even to look at, filled with snapping hate,

35 ferocious, like a bitch with pups, enraged
at loved ones and at enemies alike.
Just as the smooth unrippled sea at times
stands still, a joy to mariners in summer,
and then at times is wild with pounding waves–

40 This woman’s temperament is just like that.
The ocean has its own perplexing ways.
Another type is from a drab, gray ass;
she’s used to getting smacked, and won’t give in
until you threaten her and really force her.

45 She’ll do her work all right, and won’t complain;
but then she eats all day, all night–she eats
everything in sight, in every room.
And when it comes to sex, she’s just as bad;
she welcomes any man that passes by.

50 Another loathsome, miserable type
is from a weasel: undesirable
in every way–un-charming, un-alluring.
She’s sex-crazed, too; but any man who climbs
aboard her will get seasick. And she steals

55 from neighbors, and from sacrificial feasts.
Another type a horse with flowing mane
gave birth to. She avoids all kinds of work
and hardship; she would never touch a mill
or lift a sieve, or throw the shit outside,

60 or sit beside the oven (all that soot!).
She’ll touch her husband only when she has to.
She washes off her body every day
twice, sometimes three times! then rubs herself
with perfumed oil. She always wears her hair

65 combed-out, and dressed with overhanging flowers.
Such a wife is beautiful to look at
for others; for her keeper, she’s a pain
–unless he is a king, or head of state
who can afford extravagant delights.

70 Another type is from an ape. I’d say
that Zeus made her the greatest pain of all–
his gift to man! Her face is hideous.
This woman is a total laughingstock
when she walks through the town. She has no neck,

75 no butt–she’s all legs. You should see the way
she moves around. I pity the poor man
who holds this horrid woman in his arms.
She’s well-versed in every kind of trick
just like an ape; what’s more, she has no shame

80 and doesn’t care if people laugh at her.
She’d never think of doing something kind
to anyone; she plots the whole day long
to see how she can do the greatest harm.
Another type is from a bee. Good luck

85 in finding such a woman! Only she
deserves to be exempt from stinging blame.
The household that she manages will thrive;
a loving wife beside her loving man,
she’ll grow old, having borne illustrious

90 and handsome children; she herself shines bright
among all women. Grace envelops her.
She doesn’t like to sit with other women
discussing sex. Zeus gratifies mankind
with these most excellent and thoughtful wives.

95 But by the grim contrivances of Zeus
all these other types are here to stay
side by side with man forever. Yes,
Zeus made this the greatest pain of all:
Woman/ If she seems to want to help

100 that’s when she does her keeper the most harm.
A man who’s with a woman can’t get through
a single day without a troubled mind.
He’ll never banish Hunger from his house:
unwelcome, hateful lodger, hostile god.

105 Just when a man seems most content at home
and ready for enjoyment, by the grace
of god or man, that’s when she’ll pick a fight,
her battle-helmet flashing, full of blame.
A household with a woman is at a loss

110 to give a decent welcome to a guest.
The wife who seems the most restrained and good,
she’s the most disastrous of them all;
for while her slack-jawed husband gapes at her
the neighbors laugh at how he’s been deceived.

115 Each man will diligently praise his own
and blame the next man’s wife; we just don’t see that we all share alike in this hard luck. For Zeus made this the greatest pain of all
and locked us in a shackle hard as iron

120 and never to be broken, ever since
the day that Hades opened up his gates
for all the men who fought that woman’s war.” (end)

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The last example is from Juvenal (55AD-138AD), who was a Roman Satirist. In his 6th Satirical Work “Satire VI” (“Satura VI”) is a verse satire, written around 115 CE. The poem laments what Juvenal sees as the decay of feminine virtue, and uses a series of acidic vignettes on the degraded state of female morality (some would say a misogynistic rant), purportedly to dissuade his friend Postumius from marriage. It is the longest and one of the most famous (or infamous) of his sixteen satires.

The poem opens with a parody of the golden age myths and of the Ages of Man (in the Golden Age no one feared a thief, the Silver Age marked the first adulterers, and the remaining crimes arrived in the Iron Age). The goddesses Pudicitia (Chastity) and Astraea (Justice) then withdrew from the earth in disgust. He questions his friend Postumius’ plans for marriage when there are alternatives, such as committing suicide or just sleeping with a boy.

Juvenal then relates a series of examples of why women and marriage should be avoided. He describes the notorious adulterer, Ursidius, who wants a wife of old-fashioned virtue, but is insane to think he will actually get one. He then gives examples of lustful wives, such as Eppia, a senator’s wife, who ran off to Egypt with a gladiator, and Messalina, wife of Claudius, who used to sneak out of the palace to work at a brothel. Although lust may be the least of their sins, many greedy husbands are willing to overlook such offences for the dowries they can receive. He argues that men love a pretty face not the woman herself, and when she gets old, they can just kick her out.

Juvenal then discusses pretentious women, and claims he would prefer a prostitute for a wife over someone like Scipio’s daughter, Cornelia Africana (widely remembered as a perfect example of a virtuous Roman woman), since he says virtuous women are often arrogant. He suggests that dressing and speaking Greek is not at all attractive, especially in an older woman.

He then accuses women of being quarrelsome and of tormenting the men they love in their desire to rule the home, and then they just move on to another man. He says that a man will never be happy while his mother-in-law still lives, as she teaches her daughter evil habits. Women cause lawsuits and love to wrangle, covering their own transgressions with accusations of their husbands’ (although if a husband catches them at this, they are even more indignant).

In days gone by, it was poverty and constant work that kept women chaste, and it is the excessive wealth that came with conquest that has destroyed Roman morality with luxury. Homosexuals and effeminate men are a moral contamination, especially because women listen to their advice. If eunuchs guard your wife, you should be sure they really are eunuchs (“who will guard the guards themselves?”). Both high- and low-born women are equally profligate and lacking in foresight and self-restraint.

Juvenal then turns to women who intrude into matters that pertain to men, and are constantly blathering gossip and rumours. He says that they make terrible neighbours and hostesses, keeping their guests waiting, and then drinking and vomiting like a snake that has fallen into a vat of wine. Educated women who fancy themselves as orators and grammarians, disputing literary points and noting every grammatical slip of their husbands, are likewise repulsive.

Rich women are uncontrollable, only making any attempt to look presentable for their lovers and spending their time at home with their husbands covered in their beauty concoctions. They rule their households like bloody tyrants, and employ an army of maids to get them ready for the public, while they live with their husbands as though they were complete strangers.

Women are by their nature superstitious, and give complete credence to the words of the eunuch priests of Bellona (the war goddess) and Cybele (the mother of the gods). Others are fanatic adherents of the cult of Isis and its charlatan priests, or listen to Jewish or Armenian soothsayers or Chaldaean astrologers, and get their fortunes told down by the Circus Maximus. Even worse, though, is a woman who is herself so skilled at astrology that others seek her out for advice.

Although poor women are at least willing to bear children, rich women just get abortions to avoid the bother (although at least that prevents the husbands from being saddled with illegitimate, half-Ethiopian children). Juvenal contends that half of the Roman elite is made up of abandoned children whom women pass off as those of their husbands. Women will even stoop to drugging and poisoning their husbands to get their way, like Caligula’s wife, who drove him insane with a potion, and Agrippina the Younger who poisoned Claudius.

As an epilogue, Juvenal asks whether his audience thinks he has slipped into the hyperbole of tragedy. But he points out that Pontia admitted to murdering her two children and that she would have killed seven if there had been seven, and that we should believe everything the poets tell us about Medea and Procne. However, these women of ancient tragedy were arguably less evil than modern Roman women, because at least they did what they did out of rage, not just for money. He concludes that today there is a Clytemnestra on every street.

Although frequently decried as a misogynistic rant, the poem is also an all-out invective against marriage, which Rome’s decaying social and moral standards at that time had made into a tool of greed and corruption (Juvenal presents the options available to the Roman male as marriage, suicide or a boy lover), and equally as an invective against the men who have permitted this pervasive degradation of the Roman world (Juvenal casts men as agents and enablers of the feminine proclivity toward vice).

The poem contains the famous phrase, “Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” (“But who will guard the guards themselves” or “But who watches the watchmen?”), which has been used as an epigraph to numerous later works, and refers to the impossibility of enforcing moral behaviour when the enforcers themselves are corruptible.” (end)

Many high ranking Roman Politicians had similar sentiments and tried to oppress or suppress all of these openly loose ideas about emancipating women, love, romance and free sexuality. Read this quote by Cato The Elder below :

“Woman is a violent and uncontrolled animal… If you allow them to achieve complete equality with men, do you think they will be easier to live with? Not at all. Once they have achieved equality, they will be your masters….. All mankind rules its women, and we rule all mankind, yet our women rule us.”
– Cato The Elder (around 195BC ; Rome)

During the second Punic War in 215BC, Rome passed a law called ‘Lex Oppia.’ Cato argued that the law removed the shame of poverty because it made all women dress in an equal fashion. Cato insisted that if women could engage in a clothes-contest, they would either feel shame in the presence of other women, or on the contrary, they would delight in a rather base victory as a result of extending themselves beyond their means. He also declared that a woman’s desire to spend money was a disease that could not be cured, but only restrained. Cato said that the removal of Lex Oppia would render society helpless in limiting the expenditures of women. Cato pronounced that Roman women, already corrupted by luxury, were like wild animals, who have once tasted blood, in the sense that they can no longer be trusted to restrain themselves from rushing into an orgy of extravagance. The law was repealed in 195BC, but this just goes to show that everything we’re dealing with right now is not something brand new. When society becomes more gentrified, women gain more power, gynocracy takes hold and then the nation either collapses from within (providing too many services for women and children, at the expense of the family unit and men), OR they are taken over by more patriarchal nations.

Strabo (the Greek Historian, Geographer and Philosopher ; living from 64BC – 24AD) said this:
“The multitude are restrained from vice by the punishments that the gods are said to inflict upon offenders, and by those terrors and threatenings which certain dreadful words and monstrous forms imprint upon their minds. For it is impossible to govern the crowd of women, and all the common rabble, by philosophical reasoning, and lead them to piety, holiness and virtue – but this must be done by superstition, or the fear of the gods, by means of fables and wonders; for the thunder, the aegis, the trident, the torches (of the Furies), the dragons, etc.. are all fables. These things the legislators used as scarecrows to terrify the childish multitude.”

Essentially, they used religion as a way to terrify people (mainly women), so that society would be held in check. It’s important to note that just reading the history of the Roman Empire brings such glaring similarities with our own civilization, it is as if human social dynamics are literally stuck in a cycle that repeats every couple thousand years. But moving on here.

Augustus Caesar reigned as Emperor in Rome from 27 BC to 14 AD. He declared that unmarried men were worse than robbers and murderers. Most men in Rome were denied the right to vote, had no realistic opportunity to hold public office, and owned little or no property. In addition, men were conscripted into military service. The exploitation of ordinary men, common throughout history, was not just a feature of Roman public life. Roman men also evidently found their family obligations toward women to be oppressive. By about 18 BC, a large share of Roman men were reluctant to marry. To encourage men to marry, Roman Emperor Augustus passed a series of laws penalizing unmarried men and rewarding men who married and had at least three children.

The disabilities imposed on unmarried men included social devaluations. Unmarried men were forbidden to attend public games and banquets. Unmarried men were also forced to sit in less desirable seats in the theatre. These sorts of laws point to broader processes of social control. Social strategies of shaming and dishonoring have powerfully affected men’s lives throughout history. The status of men in any society cannot be adequately understood merely by literal reading of formal law and simple demographic analysis of office-holding.

Coercing men into marrying is not a historical aberration. In his ideal state, Cicero had state magistrates prohibit men from remaining unmarried. According to Plutarch’s Parallel Lives, Lycurgus, the famous law-giver of the Spartans, penalized bachelors:

“Lycurgus also put a kind of public stigma upon confirmed bachelors. They were excluded from the sight of the young men and maidens at their exercises, and in winter the magistrates ordered them to march round the market-place in their tunics only, and as they marched, they sang a certain song about themselves, and its burden was that they were justly punished for disobeying the laws. Besides this, they were deprived of the honour and gracious attentions which the young men habitually paid to their elders.”

In his Roman History, Cassius Dio wrote of Emperor Augustus separating the Roman aristocracy into married men and unmarried men. The married men were “much fewer in number.” Augustus praised the married men for following the examples of their fathers and perpetuating their class. Augustus demeaned the unmarried men:

“O — what shall I call you? Men? But you are not performing any of the offices of men. Citizens? But for all that you are doing, the city is perishing. Romans? But you are undertaking to blot out this name altogether.”

Unmarried men, according to Augustus, were immoral beasts:

“You talk, indeed, about this ‘free’ and ‘untrammelled’ life that you have adopted, without wives and without children; but you are not a whit better than brigands or the most savage of beasts. For surely it is not your delight in a solitary existence that leads you to live without wives, nor is there one of you who either eats alone or sleeps alone; no, what you want is to have full liberty for wantonness and licentiousness.”

Under Augustus, the Leges Juliae Law of 18–17 BC attempted to elevate both the morals and the numbers of the upper classes in Rome and to increase the population by encouraging marriage and having children (Lex Julia de maritandis ordinibus). They also established adultery as a private and public crime (Lex Julia de adulteriis). To encourage population expansion, the Leges Juliae offered inducements to marriage and imposed disabilities upon the celibate. Augustus instituted the “Law of the three sons” which held those in high regard who produced three male offspring. Marrying-age celibates and young widows who wouldn’t marry were prohibited from receiving inheritances and from attending public games.

The Lex Iulia de Adulteriis Coercendis Law (17 BC) punished adultery with banishment. The two guilty parties were sent to different islands (“dummodo in diversas insulas relegentur”), and part of their property was confiscated. Fathers were permitted to kill daughters and their partners in adultery. Husbands could kill the partners under certain circumstances and were required to divorce adulterous wives. Augustus himself was obliged to invoke the law against his own daughter, Julia (relegated to the island of Pandateria) and against her eldest daughter (Julia the Younger). Tacitus adds the reproach that Augustus was stricter for his own relatives than the law actually required (Annals III 24).

The Lex Papia was a Roman law introduced in 9 AD to encourage and strengthen marriage. It included provisions against adultery and celibacy and complemented and supplemented Augustus’ Lex Julia de Maritandis Ordinibus of 18 BC and the Lex Iulia de Adulteriis Coercendis of 17 BC. The law was introduced by the suffect consuls of that year, Marcus Papius Mutilus and Quintus Poppaeus Secundus, although they themselves were unmarried. In order to promote marriage, various penalties were imposed on those who lived in a state of celibacy after a certain age. Caelibes could not take an hereditas or a legacy (legatum); but if a person was celibate at the time of the testator’s death, and was not otherwise disqualified (jure civili), he might take the hereditas or legatum, if he obeyed the law within one hundred days, that is, if he married within that time (Ulp. Frag. xvii.1).

If he did not comply with the law, the gift became caducum (subject to escheat). The Lex Julia allowed widows a term of one year (vacatio) from the death of a husband, and divorced women a term (vacatio) of six months from the time of the divorce, within which periods they were not subject to the penalties of the lex: the Lex Papia extended these periods respectively to two years, and a year and six months (Ulp. Frag. xiv). A man, when he attained the age of sixty, and a woman, when she attained the age of fifty, were not included within certain penalties of the law (Ulp. Frag. xvi); but if they had not obeyed the law before attaining those respective ages, they were perpetually bound by its penalties by a Senatus-consultum Pernicianum. A Senatus-consultum Claudianum so far modified the strictness of the new rule as to give a man who married above sixty the same advantage that he would have had if had married under sixty, provided he married a woman who was under fifty; the ground of which rule was the legal notion that a woman under fifty was still capable of having children (Ulpian, Frag. xvi; Sueton. Claud. 23). If the woman was above fifty and the man under sixty, this was called Impar Matrimonium, and by a Senatus-consultum Calvitianum it was entirely without effect as to releasing from incapacity to take legata and dotes. On the death of the woman, therefore, the dos became caduca.

The law also imposed penalties on orbi, that is, married persons who had no children (qui liberos non habent, Gaius, ii.111) from the age of twenty-five to sixty in a man, and from the age of twenty to fifty in a woman. By the Lex Papia, orbi could only take one half of an hereditas or legatum which was left to them (Gaius, ii.286). It seems that an attempt had been made to evade this part of the law by adoptions, which a Senatus-consultum Neronianum declared to be ineffectual for the purpose of relieving a person from the penalties of the law (Tacit. Ann. xv.19).
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http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20130419-the-shock-of-the-old

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https://culturacolectiva.com/history/ancient-sex-artifacts/

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http://www.stoa.org/diotima/anthology/wlgr/wlgr-greeklegal.shtml

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http://www.stoa.org/diotima/anthology/wlgr/wlgr-romanlegal120.shtml

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why were men reluctant to marry in ancient Rome?

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Satire VI – Juvenal – Ancient Rome – Classical Literature

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https://decentralist.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/polygamy-in-nature-and-religion/

Link 10 (Justin Martyr Dialogue to Trypho chapter 134) :
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/01289.htm

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OTHER EXAMPLES : They range from ancient Mesopotamia, Assyria, Egypt, India, Nepal, to 18th and 19th Century China, and more all have differing ideas about dating, relationships, marriage and sex. Here are a few of those in a little more detail.

1ST EXAMPLE : CHINA
The Zou hun or “walking marriage” is a common practice with the Mosuo ethnic group, in the Yunnan province of China. Instead of traditional marriages, the Mosuo indicate interest, and a woman may give a man permission to visit her after dark. While sexual activities may happen with many partners, couples do not usually live together even when their relationships become longer-term; women remain with their family. Rather than caring for their specific offspring, men share responsibility for any children born to women in their own family.
2ND EXAMPLE : INDIA
The Deer Horn Muria, an animist tribe who dwell in the forests of Central India’s Chhattisgarh state, take Sex Education to a whole new level. During their ceremonial Ghotul ritual, teenage boys and girls are taught songs, folklore, tribal dance, and the ins and outs of getting it on. Girls drink a natural liquor that acts as a “contraceptive” and then choose a different partner every night. (FYI ladies, booze doesn’t kill sperm and you can get pregnant if you’re on top.) Should this “contraceptive” fail and the girl becomes pregnant, the entire village raises the child because no one knows who the father is.
3RD EXAMPLE : HIMALAYAS
In the Himalayas, the Nepalese share wives. Apparently in this polyandrous society, it is custom for men to receive a plot of land whenever they wife up. But seeing as there is a shortage of cultivable land, this seemed to be the most convenient solution.
4TH EXAMPLE : MANGAIA
On the Island of Mangaia, off the south Pacific Ocean, boys start having sex at around aged 13, right after their circumcision (ouch!). The island has a lot interesting sexual practices and sex is stressed as an important part of society. Older women are brought in to teach the young men sex and how to pleasure women. This is important because in Mangaia, a man’s social standing depends on how many orgasms he can have in a night. The female orgasm is also considered a thing of great importance here, and couples are pretty much required by the culture to have sex at least once a week until they are physically incapable.
5TH EXAMPLE : PAPUA GUINEA
The Trobriander tribe of Papua Guinea start having sex very early. Boys begin around age 10 to 12 and girls begin around age 6 to 8. Women in the tribe are extremely aggressive about seeking out sex, revealing clothing is common and lots of sex is strongly encouraged. In fact, a wedding in the tribe entails just staying over at a man’s house after you have sex instead of leaving before sunrise. When you finish the meal you’re married. Imagine how that might work out in the U.S.!
6TH EXAMPLE : POLYNESIA
The Marquesas Islands are Polynesian islands with some odd sexual mores. Not only do they encourage the simulation of sex between children and adults, but they also initiate children into sexual practices at around 11 or 12. The strangest part is that children share rooms with their parents when they’re growing up, during which time they’re expected to watch as their parents have sex.
7TH EXAMPLE : EGYPT
An ancient Egyptian tribe called The Siwa allowed gay marriage long before the never-ending fight over the subject began in the U.S. That’s not the weird part, though. The weird part is that, while being openly gay was completely accepted, what wasn’t openly accepted was any gay man that didn’t “act gay.” Men who didn’t portray the accepted characteristics of a gay man were outcast by the Siwa society.
Sexuality in ancient Egypt was open, untainted by guilt. Sex was an important part of life – from birth to death and rebirth. Singles and married couples made love. Virginity was not something ‘special’ to them, it was actually the opposite. Fertility and sexuality were held in high regard. The gods themselves were earthy enough to copulate. The Egyptians even believed in sex in the afterlife. Sex was not taboo. Even the Egyptian religion was filled with tales of adultery, incest, homosexuality and masturbation…,with hints of necrophillia! Masculinity and femininity itself were strongly linked with the ability to conceive and bear children.
…Revel in pleasure while your life endures
And deck your head with myrrh. Be richly clad
In white and perfumed linen; like the gods
Anointed be; and never weary grow
In eager quest of what your heart desires –
Do as it prompts you…

Lay of the Harpist

In Talmudic literature, the ancient Egyptians are known for their liberal sexual lifestyles and are often used as the prime example of sexual debauchery. Rashi (1040-1105AD – medieval French rabbi and author of a comprehensive commentary on the Talmud and commentary on the Tanakh) describe an Egyptian practice for women to have multiple husbands. Maimonides (1135-1204AD – was a medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher who became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle Ages. In his time, he was also a preeminent astronomer and physician), refers to lesbianism as “the acts of Egypt”.

The Egyptians had their own ways and means of getting around the fact that sex produced children as well. They had both contraceptives and abortions, mostly these were prescriptions that were filled with unpleasant ingredients such as crocodile dung. Here is one of the nicer ones: Prescription to make a woman cease to become pregnant for one, two or three years: Grind together finely a measure of acacia dates with some honey. Moisten seed-wool with the mixture and insert it in the vagina.
— Ebers Medical Papyrus (Tyldesley, J.A. 1995, Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt, p. 62)

The Egyptian sacred ‘prostitute’ (who was probably a highly regarded as a member of Egyptian society because of her association with different gods or goddesses (such as Bes and Hathor), rather than the street walker that the modern mind imagines) advertised herself through her clothing and make up. Some of these women wore blue faience beaded fish-net dresses. They painted their lips red, and tattooed themselves on the breasts or thighs and even went around totally nude. There is no evidence that these women were paid for these fertility-related acts, so some believe that word ‘prostitute’ is probably an incorrect term for these women. In fact, the Victorian era theory that these women were prostitutes is not backed up by evidence at all. All archaeological evidence for women with such tattoos shows them to have been New Kingdom female musicians or dancers.

Another idea pointed out to me by Daniel Kolos, an Egyptologist academically trained at the University of Toronto, is that this premarital sexual activity might be a prerequisite for marriage. One of the theories that disassociates these women from being prostitutes, is that their sexual activity could be part of a “coming-of-age ritual”, just as circumcision was one for males. With Egypt’s heavy emphasis on fertility as the defining nature of a man or a woman, this idea is a highly likely probability.

Other theories could be that the young virgin girls joined itinerant performing groups – dancers, singers and the like – and during their time with these groups they experienced their first sexual encounters. If a girl became pregnant, she would probably leave the troupe to head home to her family with proof of her fertility. (Motherhood was venerated, giving a woman a much higher status in society, so pregnancy was something to be proud of in ancient Egypt.)

These travelling groups of women were strongly linked with midwifery and childbirth-related deities. The goddesses Isis, Nephthys, Meskhenet and Heqet disguised themselves as itinerant performers, travelling with the god Khnum as their porter. Carrying the sistrum and menat instruments – instruments with sexual overtones – they showed it to Rawoser, the expectant father. Knowing that his wife, Raddjedet, was having a very difficult labour, he told these women – the disguised goddesses – about his wife’s troubles, and at their offer of help, he let them in to see her.

These women do not seem to be pay-for-sex prostitutes, instead they seem to be a link with the divine, a helper of expectant mothers and singers, dancers and musicians. This is not to say that there were no pay-for-sex prostitutes in ancient Egypt, it it just that there is little evidence of this found. Considering Egypt’s very different image of sexuality, the modern concept of both sexuality and prostitution do not fit this ancient society. Women operated under a totally different cultural imperative than women today, thus ancient Egyptian sexuality must be looked at without modern prejudices. It seems that these female performers, these ‘prostitutes’, were treated with courtesy and respect, and there seemed to be a well established link between these travelling performers and fertility, childbirth, religion and magic.

Also, the Egyptians had a hieroglyph of an Ankh. They highly believed this symbol represented not only the act of sex (phallus or penis going into the vagina) but that in a special procedure known as Kundalini (Egyptian Tantra or Ankhing) one could obtain eternal life through controlling the male orgasm. The ankh was a cross with a loop at the top and the Christians actually stole this iconography though they left the loop off the cross (Jesus dying on the cross, allowed people to have eternal life, just as the act of Kundalini symbolized by the ankh, was the to eternal life – GET IT?). Christianity stole and copied a bunch more from Egypt as well, which I will share upon inquiry, but that’s not the point of this post.
If you want a more in-depth explanation about Ankhing or Egyptian Sexual Kundalini, go to this link below :


Side Note :  This is no longer the case, but in ancient Egypt they believed the Nile’s flow was powered by God’s masturbation. People would ejaculate into the Nile as a ritual to bring forth a good harvest. During the festival of the god Min, men would masturbate in public. Let’s not forget how openly sexual the Egyptians were. From artifacts to hieroglyphs on walls, caves and pyramids, we get a glimpse of how open they were about things. Here are a few pictures below

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8TH EXAMPLE : INDONESIA
The Pon celebration in Indonesia is like their version of what we call a “hall pass” here in America, only while hall passes are usually only hypothetical here, in Indonesia it’s a requirement. During the Pon celebration people are supposed to have sex with somebody other than their wife or husband. The celebration happens seven times a year and if someone has sex with the same person all seven times in a year (not their spouse) their wishes will come true.
9TH EXAMPLE : NIGER, WEST AFRICA
The Wodaabe tribe of Niger, West Africa, consider themselves the most beautiful and most vain people on Earth. Women in the tribe have all the sexual power, and single women are allowed to have sex with whoever they want whenever they want. However, women are usually married off as children by their family. No big deal, because they have a seven-day ceremony that’s kind of like a rave every year that culminates in a dance-off where men wear makeup and peacock feathers and strut their stuff for female judges. The women watch on and if a married woman taps a man on the shoulder, that means she likes what she sees and if the man likes her back, he can steal her from her husband.
10TH EXAMPLE : CAMBODIA

The Cambodian Kreung tribe does not allow divorce, so if you’re going to get married, you must know what you’re getting into. That’s why, when girls reach their mid-teens, their parents build them a love hut. The girl then proceeds to bring men back to her love hut and have her way with them as much as possible, often more than one a night, until she finds the one she wants to marry.

Sources :

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https://www.alternet.org/sex-amp-relationships/10-surprising-times-history-when-polyamory-was-acceptable

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https://www.alternet.org/sex-amp-relationships/10-surprising-times-history-when-polyamory-was-acceptable

Link 3 :
https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/weird-sex-rituals-from-around-the-world-india-brazil-south-africa

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https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/living/story/19970630-controversial-custom-of-teenage-mating-among-muria-tribals-gains-ground-in-madhya-pradesh-832653-1997-06-30

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http://www.rebelcircus.com/blog/craziest-sex-practices-around-world/

Link 6 :
https://culturacolectiva.com/history/ancient-egypt-turin-erotic-papyrus/

Link 7 :
http://www.thekeep.org/~kunoichi/kunoichi/themestream/sexuality.html#.W42l-y2ZNAY#ixzz5Q4qo21RG © Caroline Seawright

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With all of that said, I wanted to get into some of the statistics today as well as some of my own opinions. After studying science, biology, anthropology and evolution, I’ve come to the conclusion that trying to institute monogamy upon society, is the extreme of fighting human and mammalian nature. This really isn’t an opinion, this is FACT. I want to preface all of this by saying that I’m not trying to convince you of anything. YOU SHOULD ALREADY BE CONVINCED! The high divorce and high infidelity numbers are already there plainly for everyone to see! Over 90% of monogamous relationships fail. What I want to do is explain WHY it happens from a biological and anthropological angle. Anyone who is predisposed to seeing things from a logistical or analytical viewpoint will have an easy time comprehending this. We oftentimes hear that you should get into a relationship with or marry a ‘good’ person. But this isn’t about a person being good or bad, it’s about them (and YOU) being uneducated about your biological imperatives as a mammalian species. People are heavily conditioned to go against their biology and when it backfires, they can be seen as a terrible person, when it really has nothing to do with the credibility of their character.

Now that I’ve got that out of the way, I believe that the entire institution of LIFELONG MONOGAMY is one of the biggest SCAMS ever perpetuated upon humanity (aside from religion). Push your ‘feelings’ to the side and become a ‘Statistician’ and ‘Anthropologist’ on this entire issue with me for a second. Here are the raw numbers. Over a 40 year period, 67% of FIRST marriages end in divorce, with most not reaching their 10th year anniversary. This doesn’t include the couples still together in misery, living like roommates with no sex life, fucking other people on the side, wanting to get a divorce, but can’t, because kids are involved or divorce is too expensive (among other circumstances such as fearing being shamed by family and friends). Look at the cartoons, movies, media, religion (fearing punishment for sex outside of marriage) and music (99% of songs are all about monogamous relationships and ‘romantic love’). They’ve gone to extreme lengths to condition us to be this way.

The famous propagandist known as Edward Bernays (uncle was Sigmund Freud) said this below :

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons, who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
– Edward L. Bernays – 1928 (Propagandist and nephew of Sigmund Freud)

I remember the movie ‘THEY LIVE’ from the 1980s with Roddy Piper. He puts on the glasses and sees things for how they really are. In one scene he looks at a sexy beautiful woman in a bikini on a beach. He puts the glasses on and it says ‘GET MARRIED AND REPRODUCE.’ We are completely brainwashed with this whole idea of lifelong monogamy as the quintessential relationship between people. But the numbers just do not bear this out. That’s why we OOOOOO and AHHHHH when we hear of a couple making it to a 50 year anniversary. It’s always been rare.

Divorce isn’t just an American phenomena either! Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, and Hungary are the worst off with divorce rates higher than 60%. Belgium has the highest rate of divorce at a staggering 70%. These are more Westernized nations, where people are freely given a choice to stay or leave their partners. Other places with lower divorce rates may have religious stigmas tied to divorce, where a woman can be stoned to death if she commits adultery or wants to divorce. I think looking at the Western cultures alone should be the only way to really gauge how people naturally are with one another.

If given the choice, most couples WILL separate. The only way you can keep a monogamous relationship alive for most couples,  is to terrify them whether through acts of violence against them in this life, or threatening hell-fire in the next life. But most couples will separate when given a chance to, because monogamy is not natural for us. Most people are SERIAL monogamists, not true monogamists. They will have monogamy with one partner for a few years and then move on to the next and have a new monogamous relationship with another. There are only a slim few who can actually maintain a monogamous relationship with one person for life. The MAJORITY will simply not be able to stick to a code of true monogamy. I hope for a day to come when we will all realize all this.

Also, we have this idea that people who fail at relationships or marriages (or fail to even get into a relationship) are basement dwellers, who are TFL (True Forced Loneliness) types, who are unattractive, have no career, no status, no money, etc.. but it’s actually the opposite. The highest divorce rates are among those in the public eye. Celebrities divorce at 2 TIMES the rate than the common citizen divorces at (and they get divorced much quicker than the average person too!). So relying on looks, status, fame or money as a gauge on how successful your relationship or marriage will be, is counter-productive in this scenario as well! Here is the biggest problem I have with monogamy (and so should YOU) is that it leaves no room for GROWTH. You may be compatible with your partner right now, but in 5, 10, 15+ years, you don’t know if you will be! Most people will evolve and grow apart. I’m not the same person I was even just a couple years ago, due to new information.

If you read the book ‘SEX AT DAWN’ by Cacilda Jetha and Christopher Ryan, they give heavy, in-depth research that prove before the Agricultural Age over 10,000 years ago, people were more polyamorous and this makes the most sense from a biological standpoint. Our closest animal relatives are the chimps and bonobos (who share around 98% the same DNA as humans). They are highly polyamorous and masturbate a lot as well. While there are even some stark differences between chimps and bonobos, this one thing (being poly) is not only a consistency between these two mammalians but over 97% of ALL mammals are polyamorous ! Humans are proving to be not much different in this regard! Another study was done on testosterone levels of males. It showed that when a man was introduced to a new female and had a conversation with her, his testosterone levels went up by 30% ! It also showed that while single men have higher testosterone levels than men in monogamous relationships, the men who were in polyamorous relationships had higher testosterone than BOTH single men and men in relationships / marriage!

Here’s a little tidbit on our evolution as males, which is the smoking gun proof of all this. When a man has an orgasm, he will shoot 5 to 7 shots. The first shot is filled with antigens and chemical compounds that are designed to kill sperm inside the vagina that are NOT HIS. The last shot is filled with antigens and chemical compounds to protect his own sperm. The penis head is shaped in such a way to create suction and pull other sperm out as well. If you’ve had enough sex, you’ll have run into a female who PUSSY FARTS. This suction is like a vacuum taking sperm out that are not your own. So our human male bodies evolved with the presumption that women would have MANY SEX PARTNERS and it was giving your own sperm a chance to propagate your own progeny!When we try to force ourselves to be monogamous, we are fighting evolution and biology on a magnificent scale!

The ASHLEY MADISON hack of millions upon millions of people sleeping around behind their spouse’s back, was just one example of how we (after a certain period with only one mate) have a propensity to seek other mates. When the fairytale, fable, myth of monogamy wears off (i.e. bonding chemicals such as oxytocin, which are only there to trick us into mating and propagating the species), people are unable to handle the reality of it, so they feel trapped and they eventually break under the pressure by having a side fling and/or getting divorced.

Look at the lengths by which they’ve had to brainwash people into a ‘monogamous box’ because it’s so unnatural for us as a species! Through media, movies, cartoons, music and even religion! The controllers of society know anthropology and human dynamics. It’s to the Elite’s advantage to keep people in disarray with monogamy. They knew it would fail on a grand scale. The old adage, “It’s a village that raises the child’ comes to mind. They want people broken up into these little units of one man with one woman, so they are segregated from their friends and community. And when the relationship breaks down, now the man is a wage slave to the state and the woman is dependent upon the state for her sustenance in MOST cases. It all works in the favor of the Elites.

I hear people all the time claiming how despicable it is for folks to sleep around without being in a ‘loving relationship.’ But really, you should be MORE worried and disgusted by the masses of people who are able to stand up in front of a priest, before their family, friends and loved ones and make a VOW to the LIVING GOD (which is ironic in and of itself if you’re a Christian, read Matthew 5:33-37) that they’ll stay together forever (in sickness and health, for better or for WORSE, until death do them part), but within a few years, are able to nonchalantly divorce and move on like they never knew each other (and in most cases it’s worse, with the two hating each other). Not only that, but even have no qualms of doing it all over again and make those same wedding vows with someone new! It’s like listening to one of your favorite songs and having it on repeat. Eventually, that song wears on you and it doesn’t stimulate you as much as it did when you first heard it, so you go listen to another new favorite song. This is an example of how ‘VARIETY’ is coded and deeply embedded into our DNA as humans and primate mammalians!

This is complete MADNESS! And since we’re on the topic of religion and God here, I’d like to give a friendly reminder to you Jews and Christians that many of your Biblical HEROES such as Abraham, Moses, Jacob (Israel), Solomon, David, etc.. were all poly (polygyny in their case) where they not only had more than one wife, but they also had CONCUBINES (women on the side used for sexual purposes). And in King David’s case, it was GOD HIMSELF (according to your Bible) who gave him those wives and concubines. When David had sex with Bathsheba and then killed Uriah (her husband), God (speaking through Nathan the prophet) asked David why he did that, when, all David had to do was ask God for more (in context, more wives or concubines) and God would’ve given them to him!

I started breaking free from all the manipulation and mind control within the last few years through extensive research. Look up MK-Ultra and the Monarch Butterfly Project. Look up Project Bluebird and Project Artichoke. Look up Edward Bernays. Look up how Nazis perfected propaganda. Then research how after WW2 we had Operation Paperclip and brought the brightest Nazi scientists and propagandists over here to America to continue those mind control programs. I started looking at the raw data and numbers, and realized that many things did not add up!

Someone once told that you can’t get anymore special or ‘high’ than sex with that one lifelong partner. I responded saying, “Right, because meaningful sex with that one ‘special’ person was the golden key to unlock eternal bliss and ‘security’ within the framework of all these relationships and marriages that have failed. If the sex was so ‘special’ and gave such a ‘high’ then why are all these marriages and relationships failing more OFT than naught? It’s because it’s not special. That’s the fairytale you’ve been taught, but eventually, biology will win the battle and that sex will be just as dull as it would’ve been with anyone else. Most couples end up not having sex anymore (or they’re screwing other people on the side too), so how is sex more sacrosanct with one than multiple? Sex with one person for life is not natural. That’s not me saying that, the statistics already say that. I’m just the weatherman here reporting it to you! Why? So you don’t end up getting pelted with golf-ball sized hail-stones in a Tropical Storm  like MOST couples have (or eventually will)!”

At every wedding their should be Advisory Billboards up everywhere saying, ‘This Marriage has a 67% of failure of the next 8 years!” Studies also show that the less you spend on a wedding, the longer it tends to last. So much for ‘getting what you pay for!’ Now-a-days, pregnancy lasts longer than the relationship with the baby’s daddy! Some of you may squeak through the cracks and make it, but not many. Folks can spend thousands on a ring, they can get their family and friends to travel from all over the world to come to their $100,000+ wedding, paying for all the accoutrements for the reception, the expensive honeymoon, etc.. and you’d THINK with all that investment (even making a VOW to the BIG GUY upstairs that they’ll stay with each other until death) this would be enough to push through any difficulty, yet, around 70% of them will divorce before their 8th year anniversary. And even worse many will marry AGAIN, yet the divorce rate is HIGHER on 2nd, 3rd, 4th marriages than the first try


They’ve turned us into robots with monogamy! We were meant to be parts of whole tribes of people, loving each other, having sex with each other, growing food together, taking care of each other’s kids, etc.. Instead, they split us up into these small nuclear family units of one man and one woman KNOWING IT WOULD FAIL (they know anthropology and how humans weren’t evolved to be monogamous!), to separate us from our tribe and community.

One of the biggest issues of all was this topic on relationships and why they fail so often. I studied history and saw how Tyrants and Elites had everything to gain by segmenting the populace into these small family units. This goes all the way back to Ancient Rome for example. They placed bachelor taxes on single men as well as penalizing and shaming them in every way possible for being unmarried. They are still trying hard to corral us all like cattle.

To end this, the biggest issue I have with monogamy is GROWTH. After you’ve lived a good while on earth, you realize that you won’t be the same person you were in the past. And how rapidly you are prone to change after learning and studying more (not only scholastically, but also, through experience). Most people will not grow at the same speed. The likelihood of people growing together is the biggest hardship I can think of in any given relationship. I’m not Anti-Monogamy, you can believe and do whatever you want. But I feel it necessary to show you what you’re facing. You’re going against biology, evolution, science and nature. The biggest of all is you’re going against Personal Development. Every person will change and most of the time, the person you’re with will change at a different speed and in a different way than you will. If you’re up to the challenge of facing all those uphill battles, then be my guest, but the numbers don’t lie. MOST COUPLES will fail at all these things and the majority won’t last to their 10th Anniversary (8 years is the average).

One must also keep in mind how much money is made off of ignorance on the topic of relationships. From Viagra to couples therapy, you have no idea how nefarious it is. Mentors, gurus and therapists will usually never tell you the TRUTH about this. Eventually, biology will win the battle in MOST of your relationships. Only a few can weather the storm of fighting their evolutionary imperatives. That lizard part of the brain is stronger than we give it credit for! I know that ‘outside-the-box-thinkers’ like me are fighting against a lifetime of SOCIETAL INDOCTRINATION. Things don’t filter through a person overnight, but eventually, they’ll say to themselves, ‘YOU KNOW SOMETHING…, HE IS RIGHT!’

Before the White man came with their Bibles and their form of puritanical Christianity, the Native tribes were highly Polyamorous (as I showed), and many of the cultures from the ancient world, such as the Indians (from India), Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Aztecs, Babylonians, etc.. were highly sexual. They had no taboos and engaged in everything from homosexuality, bisexuality, orgies, etc.. They left us with many statues, hieroglyphs and monuments (including ancient sex toys), showing how sexual they were (which I also showed).

So you see, it wasn’t natural for us to be monogamous or sexually repressed in the ancient world either. I just love how people use a solipsistic appeal to themselves or their surroundings when discussing these topics. They think just because it’s not the case for THEM or people THEY KNOW, that they’ve refuted my claim. But there is a bigger world out there than YOU. Exceptions never negate any rules, the exceptions only confirm the RULE! And that fact is, MOST couples will not see their 10th marriage anniversary. The divorce rate doesn’t include people who are together in misery, with no sex life, living like roommates, fucking other people on the side and want a divorce but can’t because it’s too expensive and/or kids are involved. Look up the ASHLEY MADISON hack a few years ago. Millions upon Millions of married people were busted. The divorce numbers and cheating numbers are high enough as it is, but the infidelity rate would be even higher if we knew the many who are able to hide their cheating. You ignore all of this at your own peril.

HERE ARE THE RAW DATA FACTS ON HOW OFTEN DIVORCE TAKES PLACE IN THE U.S.

1. Every 13 seconds, there is one divorce in America.

2. That equates to 277 divorces per hour, 6,646 divorces per day, 46,523 divorces per week, and 2,419,196 divorces per year. That means:

3. There are 9 divorces in the time it takes for a couple to recite their wedding vows (2 minutes).

4. More than 554 divorces occur during your typical romantic comedy movie (2 hours).

5. 1,385 divorces happen during the average wedding reception (5 hours).

6. There are 19,353,568 divorces over the course of an average first marriage that ends in divorce (8 years).

7. Over a 40 year period, 67 percent of first marriages terminate.

8. Among all Americans 18 years of age or older, whether they have been married or not, 25 percent have gone through a marital split.

9. 15 percent of adult women in the United States are divorced or separated today, compared with less than one percent in 1920.

10. The average first marriage that ends in divorce lasts about 8 years.

Median duration of first marriages that end in divorce:
Males: 7.8 years
Females: 7.9 years

Median duration of second marriages:
Males: 7.3 years
Females: 6.8 years

11. People wait an average of three years after a divorce to remarry (if they remarry at all).

12. In 2011, only 29 out of every 1000 of divorced or widowed women remarried.

( Source : https://www.wf-lawyers.com/divorce-statistics-and-facts/ )

*(Christians making wedding *VOWS* is fantastic irony! Their Master Jesus told them not to make ANY VOWS / OATHS / PROMISES! Not by heaven, earth or the city of the great king! But they non-chalantly make these vows to be with each other until death and most of them won’t keep their vow for more than a few years! Apparently Christians didn’t get the memo about what Jesus said to the Pharisees for following and teaching the “Traditions of Men.”)*

One final thought. 

The good thing about what I’m sharing here in regard to human evolution is that when you realize we are polyamorous creatures by default, you’ll let all that envy and jealously flee your heart and mind. Also, how many times have you heard parents ‘sigh’ out of exhaustion because of the demands of their children??!! Two parents (let alone single parents) are just not enough to take care of them, which is why poly relations are pretty much NECESSARY to raise them. 

This one ex of mine cheated on me, and I took her back. She was so paranoid after that because she thought I would do it back to her, even though I never did. She went through my phone, she would drive by my house at random times, etc. It eventually ended thankfully, but the whole thing just seems so petty and childish to me now. Had I known back then, what I know now, I would’ve sat her down and used it as an opportunity to talk about opening our relationship up to more than one person.

Ironically and paradoxically, when you’re open about this stuff and even open to the idea of casually being with other people, you can strengthen the bond between you and your MAIN partner. Nothing will ever be hidden between the both of you and you can share secrets that you otherwise wouldn’t. I’m seriously free of all jealousy.

No matter who I’m with or how much love I have for a woman, nothing she can tell me would surprise me or make me hate her. This type of freedom doesn’t have a price tag on it. These seeds I’ve been tossing out there have been planted in your heart and mind for a reason. Maybe one day, you’ll enjoy the fruit from this tree of freedom as I do. That’s really the original intent of all these posts lately. But because 99.9% of people out there are ‘programmed’ against their nature and evolutionary imperatives, you’ve gotta take precautions and protect yourself.

It’s Tisha B’av (Aug. 6-7, 2022) So Let’s Discuss The Destruction of Herodian Jewish Temple in 70AD by Romans (Jewish-Roman War 66-73AD – The 7 Year Tribulation)

IT’S TISHA B’AV (AUG. 6-7, 2022) SO LET’S TALK ABOUT THE DESTRUCTION OF THE JEWISH TEMPLE (70AD) – WHORE OF BABYLON 1ST CENTURY ISRAEL (SCARLET, PURPLE, BLUE AND GOLD WORN BY JEWISH PRIESTS)

In the Old Testament, the Abrahamic God “married” himself to Israel, but Israel played the WHORE (Harlot, Prostitute).

See the imagery below in these three verses
(two from Jeremiah 3 and one from Exodus 28)

1. Jeremiah 3:3 Therefore the showers have been withheld, and the spring rain has not come, yet you (Israel) have the FOREHEAD of a harlot because you refuse to be ashamed.

2. Jeremiah 3:8 I gave faithless Israel her certificate of divorce and sent her away because of all her adulteries and playing the harlot. Yet I saw that her unfaithful sister Judah had no fear. She also went out and became a harlot.

3. Exodus 28 << Their god told the Jewish priests to wear clothing of PURPLE, SCARLET, BLUE, AND GOLD, and to attach to their turbans (FOREHEADS) a GOLD PLATE which read, ‘HOLY TO THE LORD.’

COMPARE TO :

Josephus (Jewish Historian for Rome in First Century) in “War of the Jews” 5.5.4, he says that the Temple (before it was destroyed in 70AD) was divided into two parts with huge golden doors, but before these doors was a huge ‘BABYLONIAN’ curtain (veil) embroidered with BLUE, FINE LINEN, SCARLET, AND PURPLE. These were the exact colors given in the book of Revelation that were adorning the “Whore of Babylon”.

(Whore of “Babylon” and a “Babylonian” Curtain inside Jewish Temple, get it? Also, the Jewish Priests had same colors – Purple, Scarlet, Blue, Gold, etc.. attached to their Turbans or FOREHEADS, saying HOLY TO THE LORD, given in Revelation 17. But the Jews were the exact opposite, spiritually one would see MOTHER OF ALL PROSTITUTES instead of HOLY TO THE LORD. They were the MOTHER of all Whores [the ULTIMATE WHORE] because the Abrahamic god married himself to Israel, but she committed adultery against him, as it says there in Jeremiah 3:3 that Israel had the FOREHEAD OF A HARLOT.)


Revelation 17-18 says this whore of Babylon was riding on a beast. She was decked out in purple, scarlet, jewels, gold, precious stones, pearls, etc.. When she was destroyed by fire, it says the kings, sea captains, merchants, etc.. were weeping because they could not do trade with her anymore. According to Jewish Historian Josephus (writing about a speech given by Roman General Titus ; Josephus ‘Wars 6.6.2’), 1st Century Jerusalem had become the richest city in the entire Roman Empire, even more wealthy than ROME ITSELF!

This is why you see the whore (Israel) being decked out with all those expensive ornaments and luxuries. Revelation 11:8 says that the city [1st Century Jerusalem] was also figuratively called “Sodom” and “Egypt” (the 1st Century Jews specifically in and around Jerusalem had become the very type of evil nations that god had destroyed before and had delivered the Israelites from [Sodom, Egypt, Babylon, etc..] god was now putting the Jews in the same category, hence, Revelation refers to 1st Century Jerusalem as Egypt, Sodom and Whore of Babylon). How do we know it’s 1st Century Jerusalem? Revelation 18 identifies this Babylon FIVE TIMES as that “Great City.” 


In Revelation 11, the “Great City” is identified as the city “where also our Lord was crucified.” Notice John is initially told that this “Great City” is spiritually called “Sodom and Egypt.” In the Bible, there is only ONE city that is ever spiritually designated as “Sodom” (Isaiah 1, Ezekiel 16, Ezekiel 23). In Deuteronomy 32:32, Yahweh said that in Israel’s Last Days, she would become the VINE OF SODOM and in Galatians 4:22, Paul identifies Old Covenant Jerusalem as Hagar who was the EGYPTIAN Bondwoman in Genesis 21:9-10 (so you see the “Egypt and Sodom” metaphor here for Israel).

In the OT, their god married himself to Israel. But they played the harlot (whore) even back then (Jeremiah 3:14; Jeremiah 31:32; Hosea 2), which is KEY to understanding why Israel was Mystery Babylon – “The Mother of all Prostitutes” (which God said was written on her FOREHEAD – Revelation 17:5). The Jewish Priests’ turbans (on their FOREHEAD) said “HOLY TO THE LORD” but spiritually they were NOT Holy to their Husband (the Lord), they were the “Mother of All Prostitutes”. They were the ULTIMATE Prostitute (Whore / Harlot) because they committed adultery on the God of all gods (get the imagery here?)

Josephus “Wars 5.13.6” [Josephus says here that the first century Jews were more wicked than the people of Noah’s day, more wicked than the Jews who rebelled in the wilderness under Moses and even more wicked than the people of “Sodom”] below :
“…I suppose that had the Romans made any longer delay in coming against these villains, that the city [Jerusalem] would either have been swallowed up by the ground opening upon them, or been overflowed by water; or else been destroyed by such thunder, as the country of Sodom perished by. For it had brought forth a generation of men much more atheistical than were those that suffered such punishments. For by their madness it was that all the people came to be destroyed.”

So you see, in the OT, the Abrahamic God married himself to Israel, but they played the WHORE (Harlot ; Prostitute) by worshiping other deities and disobeying his commands. The culmination of them playing the whore and disobeying him occurs (according to this “Story” which was all fiction) when they murder “the Son” of God, Jesus. That’s the straw that breaks the camel’s back (read the “Vineyard Owner” parable in Matthew 21 to understand). So in the end, the Abrahamic god “divorces” his WHORE wife (Israel) who committed adultery and destroys her.

The Abrahamic god mocked the Israelites for their worship of (and sacrifices to) false gods (Ezekiel 20), and also, for Israel’s dependence upon powerful nations. Their god saw this as Israel cheating on him, since he married Himself to Israel. In Ezekiel 23 Abrahamic God says He was going to turn all of Israel’s lovers against Israel (such as Babylon under Nebuchadnezzar). This same illustration is applied to Israel and Rome during the 1st Century. Israel depended on Rome (John 19:15), and so in proper context, the Abrahamic god turned Rome against Israel in the end (Roman Siege ; 66-73AD).

In the Old Testament what was the punishment for a woman caught in adultery? When a woman or man was caught in the act of “adultery” they were “stoned to death” in (Leviticus 20:10). Therefore this was God’s judgment upon Israel (His adulteress wife). 


One of the judgments was found in Revelation 16:21 which says “Great hailstones from heaven fell upon men. Every hailstone was the weight of a talent (75 lbs).”


Hail is “white” in color, right?

Josephus writes in “Wars of the Jews 5.6.3” (about Romans “stoning” the Jews and Jerusalem) below :
The engines [i.e., catapults], that all the legions had ready prepared for them, were admirably contrived; but still more extraordinary ones belonged to the tenth legion: those that threw darts and those that threw stones, were more forcible and larger than the rest, by which they not only repelled the excursions of the Jews, but drove those away that were upon the walls also. Now, the stones that were cast, were of the WEIGHT OF A TALENT [75 lbs], and were carried two furlongs and further. The blow they gave was no way to be sustained, not only by those that stood first in the way, but by those that were beyond them for a great space. As for the Jews, they at first watched the coming of the stone, for it was a WHITE COLOR.”

P.S. as I said, the reason all these prophecies were so accurate is because they were written AFTER THE FACT (after the Roman siege on Israel from 66-73AD and destruction of Jewish Temple in 70AD). This was a deceptive Literary Tactic used long before Christianity called “Vatcinium Ex Eventu”.

Mainstream Christianity’s interpretation of Biblical Eschatology is everything that’s wrong with the religious crowd. They don’t even understand their own book. The proper exegesis of Biblical Eschatology is PRETERISM (yet the Preterists didn’t go far enough, they also needed to also research “VATICINIUM EX EVENTU”). But these Futurists who believe all this madness and bad stuff needs to happen are essentially stating that the Elites are doing GOD’S WORK to fulfill prophecy. This is exactly what the Elites want, using the faulty interpretation of the Last Days – End Times to get Christians (hundreds of millions of them) to stand down to the AGENDA, thinking this is a fulfillment of their Scriptures. Most Christians today believe this FUTURIST garbage, and it’s one of the biggest problems we face.

P.S.S. There’s no doubt that they’re tryin to create an “ENCORE” of Biblical Prophecy, but the actual eschatological references are explicitly talking about Israel, and in particular, 1st Century Israel. Read the VINEYARD OWNER PARABLE in Matthew 21 and see who realizes that this parable is about THEM (not people living thousands of years into the future) and read Matthew 23 Jesus reaming out the Sanhedrin in the Temple, he says that because they would kill him (the Sun of God) and his apostles, that THEY (not people thousands years into the future) would be held responsible for the MURDER OF EVERY RIGHTEOUS PERSON WHO HAD EVER LIVED from Abel to Zechariah. That’s quite the hefty Judgment right? THE ULTIMATE ONE, and that’s what the 2nd Coming was in reference to, the judgment upon 1st Century Israel by the hands of the Romans (66-73AD the 7 year Tribulation and destruction of Herodian Jewish Temple in 70AD).

MORE ON PRETERISM AND VATICINIUM EX EVENTU BELOW :

President Abraham Lincoln Warned Americans about the Jesuits (Society of Jesus)

The Papacy created the “Jesuits” (Society of Jesus) to counter Martin Luther’s “95 Point Theses” and the Protestant movement. Most of the Jesuits were crypto-Jews, who joined in large numbers after Ignatius of Loyola died. Crypto-Judaism is the secret adherence to Judaism while publicly professing to be of another faith; practitioners are referred to as “crypto-Jews” (origin from Greek kryptos – κρυπτός, ‘hidden’). The term is especially applied historically to Spanish Jews who outwardly professed Catholicism, also known as Conversos, Marranos, or the Anusim.

Ignatius of Loyola was the First Supreme Commander of the Jesuit Order and was himself a crypto‑Jew of the Occult Cabala. His parents were Marranos and at the time of his birth, the family was very wealthy. As a young man he became a member of the Jewish Illuminati Order in Spain. As a cover for his crypto Jewish activities, he became very active as a Roman Catholic.

We’ll get more into the Jesuits later, but the Jesuits were problematic, even for the early Americans. Their influence spread far and wide, whether through propaganda or through the sword.

Abraham Lincoln also warned all Americans about the dangers of the Jesuits. Those warnings still apply today, more than ever.

The Southern or Slave States were permeated by French Roman ideas. Beauregard, who fired the first gun at Fort Sumter and began the Civil War on April 12, 1861, was a Roman Catholic. The Pope publicly shook hands with Jefferson Davis, and gave him a letter of approval and support. These are quotes below by Abraham Lincoln about the Jesuits :

“I feel more and more every day that it is not against the Americans of the South alone I am fighting. It is more against the Pope of Rome, his perfidious Jesuits and their blind and bloodthirsty slaves, than against American Protestants. …

“It is Rome who wants to rule and degrade the North, as she has ruled and degraded the South from the very day of its discovery. She divides our nation in order to weaken, subdue, and rule it.

“Morse has told me of the plots made in Rome to undermine our institutions and our laws, destroy our schools, and prepare a reign of anarchy here, as they have done in Ireland, in Mexico, in Spain, and wherever there are any people who want to be free.”

“The Jesuits have not yet killed me. But they would have surely done it when I passed through their most devoted city, Baltimore, had I not defeated their plans, by passing incognito a few hours before they expected me…”

“The Pope and the Jesuits, with their infernal Inquisition, are the only organized powers in the world which have recourse to the dagger of the assassin to murder those whom they cannot convince with their arguments or conquer with the sword… New projects of assassination are detected almost every day, accompanied with such savage circumstances, that they bring to my memory the massacre of St. Bartholomew and the Gunpowder Plot.”

“Our investigation indicates that they come from the same masters in the act of murder, the Jesuits… So many plots have already been made against my life, that it is a real miracle that they have all failed, when we consider that the great majority of them were in the hands of skillful Roman Catholic murderers, evidently trained by Jesuits.”

“The Jesuits are so expert in those deeds of blood that Henry IV said that it was impossible to escape them, and he became their victim, though he did all that could be done to protect himself.”

“My escape from their hands, since the letter of the pope [Pope Pius IX] to Jeff Davis has sharpened a million of daggers to pierce my breast, would be more than a miracle.”

So as you see, even from the onset of the American Republic, the Jesuits were doing all they could to divide, weaken, subdue and rule this land. They have succeeded in infiltrating the whole world even now in the 21st Century. Here is more history on the Jesuits below and how many were crypto-Jews.

On May 20, 1521 Ignatius of Loyola (as he was now called) was wounded in a battle, and became a semi‑cripple. Unable to succeed in the military and political arena, he started a quest for holiness and eventually ended up in Paris, France where he studied for the priesthood. In 1539 he had moved to Rome where he founded the “JESUIT ORDER,” which was to become the most vile, bloody and persecuting order in the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1540, the current Pope Paul III approved the order. At Loyola’s death in 1556 there were more than 1000 members in the Jesuit order, located in a number of nations. Ignatius of Loyola’s secretary, Polanco, was of Jewish descent and was the only person present at Loyola’s deathbed. James Lainez, who succeeded Loyola as the second Jesuit General, was also of Jewish descent. Jews were attracted to the Jesuit order and joined in large numbers.

Manuel De Lacunza, S.J. (July 19, 1731 – c. June 18, 1801) was a Jesuit priest who used the pseudonym Juan Josafat Ben-Ezra in his main work on the interpretation of the prophecies of the Bible. Lacunza was a Jew, which explains why he introduced the eschatological teaching of a return to the Jewish animal sacrifices during the Millennium, in a book entitled, “The Coming of the Messiah in Glory and Majesty”, published in 1812.

Lacunza wrote under the fictitious pen name of a purportedly converted Jew, Rabbi Juan Josaphat Ben Ezra, in order to conceal his identity and to make his writings more palatable to the Protestant readers. He promoted the writings of sixteenth century Jesuit priest Francisco Ribera, developing a futuristic perspective which restricted the prophetic fulfillment in the Book of Revelation to the end of the world.

Lacunza also wrote that during a millennium after the tribulation, the Jewish animal sacrifices would be reinstated along with the Eucharist (the mass) of the Catholic Church. Lacunza has followed after Jewish fables and replaced the commandments of God with the commandments of men. That doctrine gives the Jews primacy in God’s plan and relegates Christians to a prophetic parenthetical to be supplanted by the Jews during the thousand year earthly reign of Christ.

They’ve misconstrued Biblical Eschatology to use it as leverage against Christians, in which now, many Christians don’t even understand their own book. Why would the Jesuits deceive Christians about prophecy in the Bible? If they make Christians believe these are the Last Days / End Times, before Christ’s 2nd Coming, then these Christians will support a Jewish state in Palestine (Israel) once again and allow the Elites to do any atrocity they want, while calling it “BIBLE PROPHECY FULFILLED”. See how they are using the Christians’ own faulty beliefs against them?

The proper exegesis of Biblical Eschatology is PRETERISM. But don’t stop there, also research and study the phrase “Vaticinium Ex Eventu” to understand how these “prophecies” were written AFTER THE FACT (after the events already took place). This was another deceptive Literary tactic used by many authors, tragedians, playwrights and historians to deceive the reader.

SOURCES

Link 1 : https://www.britannica.com/topic/Jesuits

Link 2 : https://reformedmalaya.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-jesuit-order-as-synagogue-of-jews.html

Link 3 : https://themillenniumreport.com/2020/05/the-first-jesuits-were-crypto%E2%80%91jews/

Link 4 : https://seanmaclarenbooks.com/what-president-abraham-lincoln-warned-about-the-jesuits/

“TOP” Issue = “GUN” Rights = “TOPS” Friendly Markets Shooting (Buffalo, NY) = “TOP GUN”

The top Issue right now is about the 2ND AMENDMENT of the Constitution and GUN RIGHTS, due to the recent shootings in Buffalo, NY (TOPS Friendly Markets shooting) on May 14, 2022 and Uvalde, Texas shooting on May 24, 2022, which corresponds to the new TOP “GUN” movie.

“TOPS” market shooting / Uvalde Shooting
= “TOP” issue is “GUN” rights
= “TOP GUN”

Get it?

Gematria is the ancient Kabbala practice of encoding words behind numbers.

I’ve shared in previous posts how the Elites are ritualistically staging events that correspond to an alpha-numeric code. All the news headlines, movies, international events, TV shows, etc.. are like “Hollywood Scripts” that synchronize, line-up and connect with each other. The new “Top Gun : Maverick” movie, NBA Western Conference Finals between Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks, and recent rash of shootings all correspond to each other.

We just recently had the TOPS Friendly Markets shooting in Buffalo, New York on May 14th, 2022.

These shootings also seems to be a ritual for the Buffalo Bills.

“B” = 2nd Letter

“B”uild “B”ack” “B”etter = 222
Ro“BB” Elementary (Uvalde) = 22
“B”uffalo “B”ills (TOPS) = 22

We’re in the Year ’22
“2”nd Amendment

Jesuits = “22”

May 14th, 2022 was also the “74th” anniversary of Israel becoming a nation again.
Active Shooter = “74”
Buffalo Bills Star O.J. Simpson is “74″ years old.
7/4 (July 4th) is Independence Day in the United States of America
74×9 = 666

There’s a whole laundry list of ’74’ numerology in these rituals.


Also, as you see above, the Alec Baldwin shooting of Halyna Hutchinson of the set of “Rust” from a defunct “Prop Gun” (October 21, 2021) happened “216” days before “Top Gun : Maverick” came out May 24, 2022.

216 Days is “7 Months and 4 Days” (another “74”)
and
6x6x6 = “216”

UPDATE JULY 4, 2022:

We shouldn’t have been surprised with all the “74” numerology in these previous shootings, that there’d be a shooting on “7/4” (4th of July / July 4th). This new shooting took place in Highland Park, IL by a rapper named Robert “Bobby” Crimo III.

There were “24 injured and 6 dead” and Today is the “246th” birthday of America.

All a SCRIPT by an alpha-numeric code called GEMATRIA.

This Symbol that Robert Crimo shows in his videos and pictures, looks like FOUR 4’S interconnected in different positions. As above, so below positions.

– This symbol of four 4s interconnected is significant, because Stranger Things 4 just came out and it is tied to CERN that opens a parallel world through portals, called THE UPSIDE DOWN. They’re supposedly turning on CERN tomorrow on July 4, 2022, after being inactive since 2016.

The ring leader of this upside down world is Vecna and he appears to those in hallucinations that he is about to murder and they see a Grand-Father clock that rings “4 times” just before he destroys them. And they find out that “4 Victims” would be needed before the Upside Down World is able to transverse into the Real World. This Upside Down world is a parallel version of the Real World, which would fit that motto of “As Above, So Below”. And of course it’s on the “4th” of July.



Also notice that in all these shootings, the “cameras are always off.”

Speaking of O.J. Simpson, remember he played for the Buffalo Bills, and this TOPS Friendly Markets opened on his “56th” birthday and the TOPS shooting happened “56” days before his upcoming birthday.

OJ’s trial ended on October 3, 1995 (10/3 or “103”)

and at the shooting, they claimed there were 10 killed and 3 injured (another 10 and 3 or “103”),

and all this comes before the “103rd” NFL Season.

The Area Code for Buffalo, NY (Buffalo, New York) is “716”

“716” in Gematria is “14” in all four base ciphers

If you want to understand more about the TOPS Friendly Markets shooting, start here below at the 1 hour and :04 minute mark

This TOPS Friendly Markets shooting preceded the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022, which is the same day that “Top Gun : Maverick” premiered. The original report showed that 1 Teacher and 14 Children were shot and killed. 1 and 14 or “114”.

The Uvalde, Texas shooting happened where the actor Matthew McConaughey was born (11/4 or November 4, 1969, another “114”), and this shooting came 201-days after his birthday (the numbers “201” and “56” are the Jesuit – “Society of Jesus” numbers and “322” is the Skull and Bones Number, they like to leave their “fingerprints” or “calling card” at the scene of the crime with these numbers, to let us know they’re the ones pulling them off).

https://www.newsweek.com/two-children-dead-others-injured-texas-elementary-school-mass-shooting-1709750

The numbers 14 and 114 are significant in this “Gun Rights” ritual. We just had the release of the new “Top Gun : Maverick” on May 24, 2022, which is the “144th” day of the year. In the original “Top Gun” movie, Maverick’s Jet is number #114. When you look at the gematria of Tom Cruise’s character name “Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell” it equals “114″.

At the beginning of the Top Gun movie, just after Maverick lands his jet, another jet is taking off, and its number is “210” which also equals “Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell”

I want you to see how they coded the character names and numbers all throughout the movie before I get back on track with “114” and “14”.

Maverick and Goose (R.I.O. / RIO – “Radar Intercept Officer” for Maverick), act as the wingman jet, for the top fighter pilots in their squadron, Cougar (Bill “Cougar” Cortell) and his R.I.O. Slider (Sam “Merlin” Wells).

The Number for the Fighter Jet being flown by Cougar and Merlin is #203.

Sam “Merlin” Wells = “203”

Top Gun : Maverick = “203”

This seems to be a ‘code’ in the movie, to reference which character would continue on. As they were in the air, a couple enemy aircraft toy with Cougar and Maverick, and one has a missile lock on Cougar’s jet. Even though the enemy aircraft fly off without shooting, it shakes Cougar up, because he has a family at home, so he turns in his wings and quits. Later in the movie, Maverick’s RIO Goose dies and Merlin becomes Maverick’s new RIO.

Because of Cougar quitting, both Maverick and Goose are promoted and sent to the TOPGUN School, where Maverick becomes the wingman of “Iceman” (Lt. Tom “Iceman” Kazansky), played by Val Kilmer. I haven’t seen the new “Top Gun : Maverick” movie to confirm, but from a spoiler I heard, the funeral scene has them laying Iceman to rest. His Jet number in the movie was “104” (the 0 can be taken out to be “14” as well).

Lieutenant Kazansky = “104”

Tom “Iceman” Kazansky = “201”

Lieutenant Tom Iceman Kazansky = “322”

TOPGUN the “Fighters Weapon School” is real. It’s in Miramar (district of San Diego), California. It was established on March 3, 1969 (3/3 or “33”).

In two days, after Top Gun : Maverick debut internationally (Thursday May 26, 2022), the film accrued “$33 Million” in sales.

https://oltnews.com/top-gun-maverick-lights-fires-with-33-million-over-two-days-at-the-international-box-office-deadline

The year 1969 also ties in with Matt McConaughey’s birthday being on 11/4 (114) of 1969 and being “201” days after 11/4.

San Diego = “43”

“43” = “14th” Prime Number

President Abraham Lincoln was born on the “43rd” day of the year (February 12th)

The area code for San Diego is “619” which is the “114th” Prime Number.

“619” as a date is “6/19” or June 19th, which is Junteenth, celebrated every year, for the emancipation of black slaves. Juneteenth is an annual observance on June 19 to remember when Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation and freed all remaining slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865. The shooting at TOPS Friendly Markets in Buffalo, New York, was supposedly “racially motivated”.

They’re clearly stirring the pot and dividing us once again over race and politics (specifically in this instance, the second amendment). And of course, this is all a Jesuit “Society of Jesus” operation, and 6/19 is also the birthday of King James I, who authorized the 1611 KJV of the Protestant Bible.

This isn’t the first time, they’ve used these STAGED shootings as a way to not only target our Gun Rights, but also, to racially divide us. If you remember, the Dylann “Storm” Roof shooting on June 17, 2015 at “9:11” PM, he shot up the All Black Church in Charleston, South Carolina. June 17, 2015, was a day after Donald Trump declared his run for Presidency (June 16, 2015). June 17th, is also the anniversary of Rodney King’s death (June 17, 2012).

The Rodney King assault by the LAPD (Los Angeles Police) in the streets of Los Angeles on March 3, 1991 (3/3 or “33” Freemason “fingerprints” on the “operation”), caused the race riots in Los Angeles after the officers were acquitted in April of 1992. They’ve been using these “racially motivated” assaults as a way to foment the “race war” in America and they do it on key dates that correspond to “Black History”.

Notice Dylann’s middle name was “Storm” and Qanon / “Q” was always giving hints that a “storm” was coming, which was a code that the Elites would face a “Judgment Day” of sorts, which never happened.

It is also significant, because Trump stated on October 5, 2017, that it was “The Calm Before the Storm”, at a photo-op with the top Military Brass. October 5, 2017 to the day WHO declared Global Pandemic is “888” days, so this is clearly the “storm” Trump was referring to, because they all knew it was coming. Then of course, Trump had the defamation situation with “STORMY” Daniels

Dylann Roof was also obsessed with the number “88”. This wasn’t an accident because “Trump” in simple Gematria equals “88”. He was also obsessed with the Confederate Flag, which would signify the racial issues that the USA would face during Trump’s presidency.

The Media referenced this obsession with the number “88” and they claimed that it stood for the “Double H” since “H” is the 8th letter in the alphabet, and it was a Pro-Aryan, White Nationalist / White Supremacist reference to “Heil Hitler”. You can see this for yourself in the link below

This leads to the next clue. A year before this, the movie “Kingsman” (2014) came out, where a guy named “Harry Hart” (another double “H” name), who was under the mind control influence of a wireless cell signal by the antagonist named Valentine (played by Samuel L. Jackson), went into a “Church” and shot everyone there. BTW, Valentine’s Day is always on February “14″th. Another “14” reference.

This seems to have been PREDICTIVE PROGRAMMING about what would happen a year later, with Dylann Roof, shooting up the entire Black Church. The Harry Hart name (Double H name = “88”) and shooting up the church = Dylann Roof in REAL LIFE, being under mind control, obsessed with the number “88” and shot up the entire black church. And to complete the “88” ritual, just try to guess the compensation that the surviving family members received after the tragedy…

They received an “$88 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT”.
See below

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/fbi-dylann-roof-charleston-lawsuit/2021/10/28/87c37102-37fd-11ec-91dc-551d44733e2d_story.html

Dylann Roof was a Targeted Individual of Government Gangstalking. The Gangstalkers use Directed Energy Weapons to hack the minds of people unaware of the technology, to turn them into Manchurian Candidates and mass shooters. A few other examples are Aaron Alexis, the Navy Shipyard Shooter in 2013 (Washington D.C.) and Myron May, The Florida State (FSU) Shooter in 2014. You can watch this below to understand more on that

If you think these random ‘rogue’ mass shootings are happening randomly, I ask you to dig a bit deeper. Ever heard of the Grand Daddy CONSPIRACY of them all? MK-ULTRA? There were over 100+ Sub-Projects conducted by the CIA on torturing people (i.e. sleep deprivation, electro-shock, etc..), using hypnosis via drugs, etc.. A declassified CIA document from February 10, 1954, showed they were also looking for ways to turn people (including those who were afraid of firearms) into CONTROLLED ASSASSINS.

A CIA document dated February 10, 1954 [4] describes an experiment on the creation of unsuspecting assassins:

“Miss [deleted] was then instructed (having expressed a fear of firearms) that she would use every method at her disposal to awaken Miss [deleted] (now in a deep hypnotic sleep) and failing this, she would pick up a pistol and fire it at Miss [deleted]. She was instructed that she would not hesitate to “kill.” Miss [deleted] carried out these suggestions including firing the (unloaded) gun at [deleted]. After proper suggestions were made, both were awakened. Miss [deleted] expressed absolute denial that the foregoing sequence had happened.”

– Bluebird by Dr Colin Ross, page 36, 37

[4] CIA MORI ID 190691, p. 1. This is a declassified CIA document dealing with mind control.

See all the Sub-Projects of MK-Ultra in the link below

https://www.rlighthouse.com/mk-ultra.html

And also see this link :

https://www.wanttoknow.info/mind_control/foia_mind_control/190691_assassins_programmed_mind_control

A month after the Dylann Storm Roof shooting, Hulk Hogan was under fire, for being caught on an old audio recording, using racial slurs, including the “N” Word. Hulk Hogan was closely tied to Donald Trump, and of course, this is another “Double H” name to refer to “88” and “Trump” and the “Racial Division” that would occur during Trump’s Presidency.

Back on topic, both Top Gun movies were released in the Chinese Astrological Year of the Tiger (1986 and 2022).

1986 = Year of the FIRE TIGER

2022 = Year of the WATER TIGER

In both years, we’re dealing with Russia (the Soviet Union in 1986) and in particular, the Nuclear Weapons issue.

Soviet-U.S. arms control talks broke down in the 1980s. President Reagan tried to establish the “Star Wars” initiative, a program he introduced to stop nukes from hitting America.

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-and-gorbachev-meet-in-reykjavik

President JFK referred to Russia (and Cuba) as the “Tiger”.

“The Power of the Tiger?”
By Glenn Croman

http://www2.york.psu.edu/~jmj3/sc4_crom.htm

2016 DOCUMENTARY ENTITLED, “YEAR OF THE TIGER, JFK 1962”

“President John F. Kennedy has to decide whether to put millions of Americans at risk to get the Soviet nuclear missiles out of Cuba, while simultaneously trying to protect millions of people in Europe who are living 110 miles behind the Iron Curtain.”

This ties into the current situation we face with Russia and Ukraine, and the NBA Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks. Before the Dallas Mavs played the Golden State Warriors, they beat the Phoenix Suns in Game 7. There were two Game 7s in Dallas that day, with the other between the Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames, where the Stars lost 3-2.

MAY 15TH, 2022 was the “77th” day of Luka Doncic’s age and he wears the #77

1. Don Nelson’s birthday was also May 15th and he coached both the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors.

2. There were “TWO GAME 7s” (another 77).

3. Top Gun : Maverick = “77” (RFR)

4. Luka Doncic wears #77 and 7+7= “14”

Also…, Luka Doncic = “43” (the 14th Prime Number)

Luka Doncic and “Pete Mitchell” = “56”

Civil War = 43 and 56 as well

The series just ended on May 26, 2022, with the Warriors beating them 4 games to 1 or for Dallas, 1 game to 4 (another “14”).

1-4 GSW Series win over Dallas Mavericks

The only game that the Dallas Mavericks won, just so happened to be on the day that “Top Gun ‘MAVERICK’” premiered, May 24, 2022.

Dallas MAVERICKS = Top Gun : MAVERICK

“MAVERICK” was also a TV and Movie western where gun slinging was glamorized. And maybe, the Buffalo NY shooting was also to associate guns negatively with the insane near extinction of Bison (buffalo) in the old west? Also, the NRA had their annual meeting in Texas (27th May) scheduled just after the ‘Texas massacre’ on the 24th. And,The TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is a very well known horror film internationally and a remake was release in Feb this year 2022. And, doesn’t TEXAS have the most relaxed gun laws? So, negative association with names, images, places, organizations, etc is part of the psyop? Yup.

Also, the Dallas Mavericks’ Logo has a “Colt” on it. The Uvalde, TX shooter had a “Colt” AR-15 Semi-automatic rifle.

https://www.americanpost.news/how-is-the-ar-15-rifle-the-weapon-used-in-the-uvalde-shooting-and-in-several-of-the-deadliest-mass-killings-in-the-us/

During this series, a few notable things took place. In the first game, the Warriors won 112-87.

56 x 2 = 11

They showed a headline that said the Warriors were 19-1 in NBA Playoff Series where they won the first game. That means, they became “20-1” (or a “201”) after beating the Mavericks in this Series, after winning the first game of the Series.

In Game 2, on May “20”, 2022, they showed how the Golden State Warriors could win their “200th” Playoff Game, which they did.

Game “2” to win their “200th” playoff game, to go up “2-0” on the “20th” of May.

In Game 4, which the Dallas Mavericks won, and the day that “Top Gun : Maverick” premiered, May 24, 2022, the roof started leaking at Half-time.

The NBA reminded us of another Golden State Warriors game vs. San Antonio Spurs from November 4, 1994 (11/4 or another “114”), where minutes after fireworks, the high-pressure cannon was triggered and started spraying everyone.

After Half-time, Draymond Green had gone to the Free Throw Line while the Warriors had “56” points in the game. His first free throw got stuck on the back iron.

This is one of the ways they are rigging these sports games. If you don’t believe it, they even have a Patent which controls the basketball wirelessly.

US20140195021A1 – Basketball shot determination system – Google Patents

“Magnetometer, a GPS sensor or other device to facilitate position detection or change of direction of basketball 22. In yet other implementations, sensor 28 may comprise other sensing technologies.”

See Link below :

https://patents.google.com/patent/US20140195021A1/en

The game ended with the Dallas Mavericks winning 119-109

When you add both scores together, you get “228”, which is the birthday of Luka Doncic (February 28 or 2/28 of 1999). Tom Cruise’s name in Top Gun is Pete Mitchell and Pete is short for “Peter”. The name “Peter Maverick Mitchell” = “228”

On Game 5, last game of the series, was the same day that “Top Gun Maverick” reported they’d made “$33” million in 2 days at the box office thus far, see in the link below

https://news.yahoo.com/top-gun-maverick-lights-fires-181914180.html

The story since early 2022 has been the Russia-Ukraine War. The Los Angeles Rams (L.A. Rams) won the Super Bowl just before that war began, and they have the same colors as Ukraine (the Yellow and Blue Flag). The LA Rams’ head coach, Sean McVay, even has a Model Fiancee’ from “Ukraine” (you can’t make this shit up).

The word “RAMS” is an anagram of “MARS” which is the “God of War”.

then of course WAR = WARRIORS

In Top Gun (1986), the MiG-28 Fighter Jets that Maverick and his fellow pilots go up against, are proposed to be from the “Soviet Union.”

We’re now in 2022, with the new movie, and in real life, it is WARTIME involving Russia and Ukraine (Ukraine was also once a part of the Soviet Union).

The first NBA Championship for the Warriors was coached by Edward Gottlieb in the 1946-47 Season and he was from Kyiv, Ukraine. He died on Pearl Harbor Day (12/7/79) December 7th, of 1979.

It’s looking like this is the same ritual going on for the NBA, since the Golden State Warriors also have the same colors as Ukraine. I do believe they will win the NBA Finals, to fulfill the “Script”.

The Birthplaces and Tombs of Jesus and Zeus Compared (Addendum to Euhemerism Post)

[EUHEMERUS] WERE THE GODS MERE MORTALS WRAPPED IN MYTH? 

(Example Zeus ; I will tie this into the relevancy of the Bible and Easter Sunday – Jesus’s Tomb) 

Euhemerus was a mythographer at the court of Cassander (the king of Macedon), in the 4th Century B.C. Euhemerism posits that myths were based on real historical personages and events that were embellished, exaggerated and amplified. Basically, Euhemerus forged a new method of interpretation for the contemporary religious beliefs. Though his work is lost, the reputation of Euhemerus was that he believed that much of Greek mythology could be interpreted as natural or historical events subsequently given supernatural characteristics through retelling. 

In a nutshell, it was historical people or events that were wrapped in mythology. Subsequently, Euhemerus was considered to be an atheist by his opponents, most notably Callimachus (310-240BC ; Poet, Critic and Scholar at the Library of Alexandria and the patronage of the Egyptian–Greek Pharaohs Ptolemy II Philadelphus). 

Euhemerus argued that Zeus was a mortal king who was born and died on Crete.

According to Greek mythology, there are Two caves high in the Cretan mountains which contest the honour of being known as the birthplace of Zeus :

1. The Dikteon Cave in south-central Crete.

2. The Ideon Cave on the highest mountain in Crete, Mount Ida or Psiloritis near the village of Anoyia.

Dikteon Cave :

Ideon Cave :

There is no information describing exactly where Zeus was born, and each cave has its own adherents. In both caves, excavations have brought archaeological finds to light showing that these were important cult places, but there is not enough evidence to choose one of the two as the birthplace of Zeus. It should be noted here, that this is very similar to the issue found with Jesus. No one knows where baby Jesus was born specifically in Bethlehem and no one knows specifically where Jesus’ tomb was located (which there are two sites originated for his tomb, just like there are two sites for Zeus’s birthplace ~ seems to be an inverted issue here). Mary and Joseph were rejected at the Inn, so they were forced to place Jesus in swaddling clothes in a manger, which, back in those times, were made of stone. Many theories abound, whether this was in a guest-house, a cave or a stable. 

Luke 2:7, 12 “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger… And this shall be a sign unto you; … Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” 

A manger was a feeding trough for animals, and it is said that during this time period, animals were kept in caves. This is why many nativity scenes show Jesus in a manger surrounded by animals, in a cave. Well, we also just so happen to find a similarity in the myth of Zeus’s birth, which also took place in a cave. We find this myth in Hesiod’s “Theogony” which was written around the 8th Century BC. 

Cronus (Titan ; son of the sky god Uranus) and Rhea (Titaness ; daughter of earth goddess Gaia) were having children, but it was said through a prophecy that one of the children of Rhea and Cronus would grow up to take the throne. Rhea and Cronus have five children and Cronus swallows them all, but Rhea decides to hide the sixth (Zeus). She wraps a rock in ‘swaddling clothes’ and gives it to Cronus who swallows the rock with swaddling clothes thinking it’s the sixth child Zeus, but she decides to flee to a cave in Crete, where the entrance to the cave is protected by  legendary Curetes, whom many myths identify with the Dactyls (archaic ~ mythical race of male beings associated with the Great Mother, whether as Cybele or Rhea). It is also said that there were animals surrounding Zeus in the cave at his birth, including eagles, doves, a sow (female pig) as well as bees. 

Clearly, the two accounts given of Jesus’s birth, in Luke 2 and a variation given in Matthew 2, where Mary and Joseph flee to Egypt to escape Herod (who wanted to kill all the baby boys in Bethlehem after hearing the prophecy that a king had been born), after giving birth in a cave in Bethlehem (laying Jesus in a manger with swaddling clothes, possibly surrounded by animals) etc…, are very similar to Rhea escaping her husband Cronus who wanted to devour all his children (due to a prophecy given to him by his father Uranus that his children would usurp his throne), but instead, Rhea put a rock in swaddling clothes to give to Cronus to eat and then she fled to a cave in Crete to have Zeus, where he was surrounded by animals and bees. There’s no denying the mimesis in these two stories with the story of Zeus coming way earlier than that of Jesus. 

Also, they claimed that Zeus’s tomb could still be found there in Crete with the inscription bearing his name. This claim however did not originate with Euhemerus, as the general sentiment of Crete during the time of Epimenides of Knossos (c. 600 BC) was that Zeus was buried somewhere in Crete. For this reason, the Cretans were often considered atheists, and Epimenides called them all liars (see Epimenides paradox).

Callimachus, an opponent of Euhemerus’ views on mythology, argued that Zeus’ Cretan tomb was fabricated, and that he was eternal:

“Cretans always lie. For the Cretans even built a tomb, Lord, for you. But you did not die, for you are eternal.”
(you can also find that first saying in the Bible ; Titus 1:12)

A later Latin scholium on the Hymns of Callimachus attempted to account for the tomb of Zeus. According to the scholium, the original tomb inscription read: 

“The tomb of Minos, the son of Jupiter”

…but over time the words “Minos, the son” wore away leaving only “the tomb of Jupiter”. This had misled the Cretans into thinking that Zeus had died and was buried there.

Influenced by Euhemerus, Porphyry in the 3rd century AD claimed that Pythagoras had discovered the tomb of Zeus on Crete and written on the tomb’s surface an inscription read this,

“Here died and was buried Zan, whom they call Zeus”.  

Marcus Varro also wrote about the tomb of Zeus. The sacred Mount Yuchtas is the purported, final resting place of Zeus. Whilst the claim of Crete to be the birthplace of Zeus has been widely accepted, the myth that the god also died and was buried in the island is unique to Crete. According to the legend, the shape of Mount Yuchtas, when viewed from the west, reveals the profile of a bearded head reclining as in sleep or in death and represent the face of Zeus and according to the myth, in this mountain lies his tomb.

Following his death, God Zeus, legend states, was reborn annually in a springtime. There is evidence of a shrine on the peak of Mount Yuchtas that has been identified as the earliest temple of Minoan Crete. According to the excavations, the bull sacrifice was a part of the rituals enacted in the building as well as unequivocal evidence that there were rituals of human sacrifice as well. 

The disputed claims about where Zeus was buried (if he even had a burial place at all), is very similar to the disputed claims within Christendom. There are two sites where Jesus’s tomb is purported to be.

  1. The first is the Garden Tomb (worshiped at by Protestants and Mormons) which is 3/8ths of a mile north of the second purported site of the tomb…
  2. …which is The Church of the Holy Selpuchre (worshiped at by Catholics).

Garden Tomb :

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre :

The Garden Tomb can’t be the legit one, because it was actually a tomb from the 8th to 7th Century BC, yet, John 19:41 says that they laid Jesus in a New Tomb, making the Garden Tomb too old. The Church of the Holy Selpuchre can’t be the specific place either. There were no early Christians, not even the apostles themselves, that were said to have made a big ordeal over the tomb of Jesus, nor did they ever have a pilgrimage there, until Constantine’s mother, Helena, in the 4th Century AD, took a trip to Jerusalem.

She could not find anyone who knew where the birthplace or tomb of Jesus was, until she found a Jew named Judas Kyraikos. He did not give up his knowledge willingly, she had to torture him for 7 days and told him that she would murder all Jews in Jerusalem by fire, before he finally ‘caved in’.

He also ended up becoming a Christian (I’m sure through coercion) and he became the new Bishop of Jerusalem until he died. This spot of Calvary was excavated and they supposedly found three wooden crosses (claiming one of them belonged to the cross Jesus was crucified upon). She also supposedly found the holy tunic of Christ and the nails of the crucifixion. To use their miraculous power to aid her son, Helena allegedly had one placed in Constantine’s helmet, and another in the bridle of his horse.

Before Helena found any of this, there were no early Christian apologists, nor disciples, nor apostles who left any literature behind on where to find these ‘holy’ relics or sites. Tons of Scholars and Historians left this out of their annals completely. Hmmm, quite ironic, don’t you think? It was nothing more than more propaganda for the new Christian religion, to give it more pomp and splendor.

But as to the tomb specifically, no one knows for sure where it is, if there is one at all, and this is very similar to what was said of Zeus and his tomb. The Cretans claimed that Zeus’s tomb was on Crete, whereas, this was an anathema to many such as Callimachus, who did not believe a ‘god’ such as Zeus could ever die.

They seemed just as eager to support the divinity of Zeus as Christians today are eager to support the divinity of Christ, even though there is no real proof that the tomb even exists, and if the tomb doesn’t exist, then the whole story is mythology. Zeus is just one example here, but it is acknowledged that there are references to graves of other divinities as weIl such as Dionysus, Apollo, Asklepius, Cronus, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Ares, Helios, Hermes, Selene, Isis and Osiris, and they all occur indeed, in literary sources. 

So we see the similarities very blatantly between the Birthplace and Tomb of Zeus and Jesus, though, the birthplace of Zeus is disputed with two possible sites, whereas the tomb of Jesus has two possible sites. Both have their respective worshipers at either site for both of these divine figures. Both have similar stories about what took place when they were born (in a cave, surrounded by animals, parent(s) had to escape from a tyrant who wished to kill the newborn child, the swaddling clothes mimicry, prophecy given that they’d grow up to take the crown, etc.) and the discrepancy of the burial site (can’t be sure they’ve found the actual grave of either).

SOURCES :

Zeus –

1. http://www.explorecrete.com/mythology/zeus-birth-other-myths.html

2. https://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Zeus.html

3. http://www.explorecrete.com/mythology/curetes-dactyls.html

4. http://www.secretsofcrete.com/secrets/in-the-footsteps-of-zeus-5-must-visit-sites-in-crete

5. http://www.explorecrete.com/mythology/zeus-birth.html

Euhemerus / Euhemerism –

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euhemerism

Jesus –

1. https://reasonsforhopejesus.com/was-jesus-born-in-a-stable-cave-house/

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yDC1l7Hyw8&fbclid=IwAR1jb4L4-o-_D3lw6O3tz3qp9ZiVyNy2LnCh9KPzSxgBi7XBSExyOUmVQwQ

Callimachus –

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callimachus

Helena Mother of Constantine –

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helena_(empress)

LINK : https://www.facebook.com/805694409790151/photos/fpp.805694409790151/842053586154233/?type=3&theater

SPORTS ARE RIGGED and Player Ritual Sacrifices – Example December 9th, 2021 Ex-Denver Broncos WR #88 Demariyus Thomas Death At Age “33”

It’s come to my attention the last year or so that Sports are all rigged using Gematria (practice of encoding words behind numbers). One example was this year’s MLB World Series between the Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros. Halloween was the date for Game 5 of that series, and the final score was 9-5 in favor of the Houston Astros.

First you need to understand why Halloween is significant to the number “95”. On Halloween of 1517, Martin Luther posted his “95 Point Theses” against the Catholic Church. It’s my persuasion that the Order of the Jesuits (Society of Jesus or IHS — The Christogram IHS is a monogram symbolizing Jesus Christ or “Iesus Hominum Salvator”) are the main culprits behind these “scripted” outcomes of games, to fulfill their religious rituals. BTW, the IHS logo has those three letters inside of a “sun”. The Jesuits are obsessed with the “sun” hence their Hoax Pandemic “corona” virus (corona symbolizing the crown rays of the “sun”).



The Jesuits are also important here, because their Jesuit Order was created to counter Martin Luther’s “95 Theses” and the Protestant Reformation in general. The “95” gematria riddle doesn’t stop there for this game. The score was also emblematic of when the Atlanta Braves won their last World Series, on October 28th in the year 19“95” and there are also “95”00 (9,500) days between October 28th, 1995 and October 31, 2021.

They win Game 5 by a score of “9-5” on Halloween 2021
corresponding to Luther’s “95” Theses on Halloween 1517
“9500” days after their last
World Series win in “1995”

It’s my contention that they are using Quantum Supercomputers to make these number rituals so precise. If you want to understand how this is possible, look up the “Sentient World Simulation” (SWS).

There are also ritual sacrifices of players that correspond to the teams playing. Yesterday (December 9th), Demaryius Thomas died at age “33”. His death comes “33” Months, “3” Weeks and “3” days after his car wreck on February 16, 2019. Thomas was born on Christmas (supposedly the day Jesus was born) and Jesus also supposedly died at age “33”. The number “33” is also highly symbolic of the Freemasons, since there are “33” degrees or levels in Scottish Rite Freemasonry. The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl “33” between the Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta is the city on the “33rd” parallel north. When you write out “Demaryius Thomas dead at 33” it comes to be “88” in FR Gematria, see below

Then you have the color of the Minnesota Vikings, which is “Purple” and that equals “88”. And the name “Demaryius Thomas”, also equals “88” as well.

There is also a “22” connection, which is clearly another calling card of the Jesuits (aka “Society of Jesus”), since the name “Jesuits” = “22” as you can see below :


Demaryius died near “Atlanta” and his death comes just about a month after the “Atlanta” Braves won the World Series. Also, earlier this year, Hank Aaron (a former Braves star) died on the “22nd” day of the year (January 22nd, 2021) and Demaryius Thomas dies on December 9th, 2021 which leaves “22” days left in the year. Both last names “Aaron” and “Thomas” equal “22”. Thomas was also the “22nd” pick in the 2010 NFL Draft on 4/22 (April “22nd”).

Last night’s game between the Steelers vs. Vikings, was on Thursday Night Prime Time Football. Thursday equals “35”, Super Bowl equals “35”, Football equals “35” and Catholic equals “35”. Demaryius Thomas died “350” days after his birthday.

Last night’s game was also a rematch of SUPER BOWL “9” (Last night’s game and Demaryius’s death was on the “9th”). The score was of Super Bowl 9 was “16-6” (which equals “22” and Thomas = “22”). Interestingly, Demaryius Thomas’s last TD catch came when he was playing for the New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins to make the score “16-6”. In 1974 during that Super Bowl 9 run, the Steelers also had one “tie” on their record like they have a “tie” this year against the Detroit Lions. The “tie” in 1974 was against ….. THE DENVER BRONCOS in Week “2” on September “22nd” and the score was “35-35”.

But back to the the number 33, which has come up a ton in the last few days. A rapper named “Slim 400” was shot and killed on Dec. 8th, 2021 at age “33”. Then you have the TV personality Josh Duggar, who was convicted of Child Pornography on December 9th, 2021, and he is “33” years old, born on 3/3 (March 3rd). Both Josh Duggar and Slim 400 were born in 1988 and Demaryius Thomas wore #88.

There just so happened to be a game last night (December 9th, 2021) between the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings where the RB Dalvin Cook for the Minnesota Vikings (who wears #33) had the 2nd best game of his career with 205 yards on 22 Attempts, falling just 1 yard shy of his best game from 2020 against the Detroit Lions.

The Detroit Lions are significant because both teams tonight (Vikings and Steelers) have failed to beat them this year, the Lions have not won any other games outside of tying the Steelers or beating the Vikings.

The Vikings lost last week to the Lions, to give the Lions their first win of the season. The score was 29-27 (which when you combine those or add them together, it is “56”). In Gematria (FR) “Society of Jesus” = 56.

The Steelers didn’t lose to the Lions, they actually tied them and the score was 16-16. Demaryius Thomas wore #88 and 8+8=16. Demaryius Thomas also died “16” days before his birthday (December 25th on Christmas, more “Society of Jesus” / Jesuit fingerprints — they love to leave their “Calling Card” at the scene of the crime, don’t they?). This game was the “9th” game of the season for both teams. The last game the Denver Broncos played was against the Kansas City Chiefs, where the Broncos only scored “9” points to the Chiefs “22” points, which we already noted why “22” was significant (there are “22” players on the field at all times), but the RB for the Steelers, Najee Harris, who wears “#22” got his “9th” career TD in this game, and the TDs came within 2:22 (2 minutes and :22 seconds) of each other. Demaryius Thomas died “2 weeks and 2 days” before his birthday Christmas.


Demaryius Thomas’s last season in the NFL was with the New York Jets in “2019” right before the Coronavirus-19 outbreak. The “New York Jets” … as in, the JET-liners that flew into the Trade towers in NEW YORK.

Demaryius Thomas played for 3 teams. 9 years with the Denver Broncos — 1 year with the Houston Texans — 1 year with the New York Jets = 9-1-1 — And Thomas means “Twin”

Demaryius Thomas’s most memorable game was between the Denver Broncos vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in the First Round of the 2012 AFC Playoffs, in which Demaryius Thomas made history by catching a TD pass from Mr. Perfect “Christian” himself, Tim Tebow (more “Society of Jesus” fingerprints on the game) in OT, and this was the VERY FIRST non-sudden death OT win in NFL history, after they changed the overtime rules. BTW, this game was on 1/8 (January 8th) of 2012 and 1+8 = 9 and 3×3 = “9” and Demaryius Thomas played for the Broncos for “9” seasons. Also, Demaryius Thomas had 727 total touches (receiving and rushing) in his career, and 727 is the “129th” Prime Number. He died on “12/9”.

The Steelers vs. Vikings game (December 9th = same day as Thomas’s death), ended 36 – 28 in favor of the Vikings. The total for that score is “64” and “Denver Broncos” = “64”.

Denver Broncos = “64”

Score last night between Steelers vs. Vikings was 36-28 and when added together “64”

Thomas’s number is 88 and 8×8= “64”

At halftime, you had Terry Bradshaw outright saying the game looked “scripted”. See 1 Minute video below

https://youtu.be/SmEfxyxZrh0

There is also a Von Miller connection. Von Miller was traded to the L.A. Rams at the start of November 2021, with “9” games left in the year. The Broncos are paying Miller the “$9” million of his remaining $9.7m on his contract. The Broncos received “2” Draft picks in the “2022” NFL Draft for him. The LA Rams just traded for the ex-Lions QB, Matt Stafford (another Lions connection), and he is also “33” years old born in 1988.

“Lions” = “66”

All three teams involved in this script (the Vikings, Steelers and Broncos) are stuck on 6 wins and 6 losses (6-6, with the Steelers fulfilling this “66” ritual through tying the Lions to now become 6-6-1, instead of 7-5 or 5-7 at this juncture in the season). The number “66” is an obvious Jesuit / Society of Jesus fingerprint, since there are “66” books in the Protestant Bible.

Guess who the Denver Broncos play this weekend! That’s right, the Detroit Lions! Perfectly scripted. And this game (Dec. 12, 2021) comes “13” days before Demaryius Thomas’s birthday, right after the Broncos lost to the Chiefs last week by “13”. All of this was very meticulously calculated and scripted by the Elite Jesuits and Freemasons. It has all the elements of Gematria and “Human Sacrifice” (parallel to the sacrifice of Jesus).

UPDATE : DENVER BRONCOS BEAT DETROIT LIONS 38-10 ON DECEMBER 12, 2021

The number “38” is an “888” ritual, since it can be written as “Three 8s” or “888”. They also win by “28” which can be written as “Two 8s” or “88”. The number “38” is associated with Colorado since it is the “38th” state admitted to the Union. Also, in Gematria, both “Death” and “Murder” equal “38” with Murder also equaling the inverse “83”.

At the beginning of the game, the Denver Broncos received the ball first, and to pay tribute to Demaryius Thomas, they had one player stay off the field, with only 10 players on offense. They took a Delay of Game penalty and then they resumed. The player who stayed off the field was #14 WR, Courtland Sutton. At the end of the game he ended up with 1 catch for “9” yards (to honor Demaryius Thomas dying on the “9th”). The last drive of the game for the Broncos went “88” yards to score a TD that would lead to “38” points, with “1:52” left on the clock (1+5+2=8).

That 88 yard drive was capped off by a TD catch from former Iowa Hawkeyes TE, Noah Fant. Like I said, the game started with “10” men on the field for the Broncos. All of that is significant because Iowa just lost in a ritual to Michigan Wolverines in the “Big 10” Championship last week, “8” days before this game between Lions and Broncos. Detroit (Lions) is obviously in Michigan.

The former Big 10 Running Back for the Wisconsin Badgers, Melvin Gordon, ended up with “111” yards rushing for the Broncos. This loss for the Lions leaves them “1-11-1” (could also be two 2s when combined together, to honor DT passing “22” days before the year 20“22” begins). Melvin Gordon’s number is #25 to represent Demaryius Thomas’s birthday on the “25th” of December, Christmas.

The “Big 10” riddle, with Michigan as the centerpiece of this script wouldn’t be complete without the venerated G.O.A.T., Tom Brady, who played for Michigan Wolverines. Today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Buffalo Bills with “33” points, “33” weeks before Tom Brady’s next birthday, August 3, 2022, to honor Demaryius Thomas who died at age “33”. Tom Brady won the game with his “700th” career Touchdown Pass to #16, WR Breshad Perriman for “58” yards (5+8=13 and it’s “13” days before Christmas, Demaryius Thomas’s birthday).

“Sixteen” (16) = 33
“Tom” = 33

The play was a “3rd and 3” and it was a simple cross route from left to right, just like the infamous Tim Tebow to Demaryius Thomas play that helped them win against the Steelers in the AFC Championship game in 2012. Tom Brady is also now 33-3 against the Buffalo Bills. Tom’s number is #12 and he wins on 12/12 (December 12), which is also “1+2=3 / 1+2=3” or “33”. A Span of 132 days after Tom Brady’s birthday, he picks up his 132nd Home win all-time.

“700th Touchdown” = 63
“Overtime Win” = 63
“Greatest of All Time” = 63
“December 12, 2021” = 63
“Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.” = 163

6, three times, is “666” (or three 6s).

Tom’s real name is “Thomas” just like Demaryius’s last name “Thomas”. The name “Thomas” means “Twins” and we know that anything with “Twins” in it, is the Elite’s CALLING CARD, such as Twin Towers, Twin Pillars of Solomon’s temple (Boaz and Jachin), Twin Cities (George Floyd dying in Twin Cities, Minnesota), Twin-Demic (Flu and COVID season), etc.. etc..

Tom Brady always seems to be part of these rituals. Look over his career and see how rigged it’s been. For example, in Super Bowl LI (51), the game was played on “2/5” (February 5th) of 2017 between the New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons gave up a “25” point lead and lost by 6.

Then you look at this year in 2021, he wins his “7th” Super Bowl Ring on 2/7/21, which comes “7077” days after his first career start on September 24, 2001.

He also, ended up having only 68 yards left to become the all-time passing leader, as he was going into playing his old team, the New England Patriots on October 3, 2021 in Week 4, which he indeed did.

Back to the this particular game between the Lions vs. Broncos, in the 4th Quarter, #31 Justin Simmons, intercepts the ball at the 12 yard line (leaving “88” yards to go for the offense) with “31” points for Broncos at that time. This game was played on December 12, 2021, leaving “13” days until Christmas (birthday of Demaryius Thomas). Justin Simmons then honors the Demaryius Thomas “88” Logo on the sideline . The Lions hiked the ball with “13” seconds left on Play Clock.

UPDATE DECEMBER 16, 2021 :

Another update, this also seems to tie into Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors, as well as the New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves. We saw the connection between the Minnesota Vikings, and obviously Minneapolis is part of the “Twin” Cities, so it makes sense that Minnesota is heavily involved with this ritual and of course, New York where the “Twin” Towers attack happened on 9/11. It will be easy to see how all of this seems to connect with Demaryius Thomas.

Steph Curry was born in 19″88” and he just broke the record for most three pointers EVER in the NBA on December 14, 2021 and he did against the NEW YORK KNICKS in Madison Square Garden. In Gematria, “New York” equals “33” (Steph is the King of the “3” pointers) and “Madison Square Garden” = “88” which was obviously Demaryius Thomas’s number during his career with the Broncos.

There also seems to be a “22” connection here, as Demaryius Thomas died “22” days before “2022”. Let’s break down all the “22’s” with Steph Curry and the Warriors the night he broke the 3 point record :

1. Steph Curry Tied Ray Allen when the score was “2-2” vs. New York Knicks
2. Steph Curry broke the record with 4 extra threes (“2+2″=4)
3. Steph Curry ended up with “22” Points in the game.
4. Steph Curry’s record breaking three-pointer made the score 12-10 and that equals “22
5. Steph came into the game needing “2” threes to break the record
6. “#22” Wiggins hits the last shot of the game and it’s a three pointer.
7. “Knicks” = “22
8. “Steph” = “22” (His name Wardell = “30” just like his jersey # and Stephen = “33“)

Another thing about #22 Andrew Wiggins was that he held out in getting the COVID Vaccine 💉 and the media made a huge stir on it. He was traded to the Golden State Warriors from the Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis and St. Paul are the “TWIN” cities).



BTW, Ray Allen’s birthday is July 20th, and July 20 is the “201st” day of the year. So as you can see, Steph Curry broke the record for Threes, in NEW YORK and now has “2977” career 3‘s. We know 9/11 happened in NEW YORK where “2977” people died. His record “2977” threes in NEW YORK, was a clear connection to 9/11 (and 2977 deaths that day) and he broke the record 7400 days after 9/11. As additional information, the score was 12-10 when Curry broke the record, this is the death date of Wilt Chamberlain (Dec. 12th), who died 8100 days before Curry broke the record, it’s all a perfect ritual !

Another thing about #22 Andrew Wiggins was that he held out on getting the COVID Vaccine 💉 and the media made a huge stir on it. He was traded to the Golden State Warriors from the Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis and St. Paul are the “TWIN” cities). Wiggins was born 2/23 (Feb. 23rd), and “Golden Gate Bridge California” sums to 223 and so does “Golden Gate Bridge”.

223 is the 48th prime and a very important number to this ritual. Israel was established in year ’48, and Michael Jordan is born on the 48th day of the year. Jordan is named like the river Jordan who is located in Israel. Jesus was baptized in the Jordan river which is also an important part of the ritual since the original Golden Gate resides on the East side of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and it is said in Christian tradition that Jesus entered Jerusalem as the king through the Golden Gate.

I forgot to mention that Andrew “Wiggins” last name has a whole ala carte of relevant numbers, including “88” (EO) and “22” (Chaldean)



The Jesuit (Society of Jesus) ritualistic numbers and themes are everywhere in these rituals. Notice that a lot of these stars are either Christian or have Names that correspond to the Bible somehow. Like Lebron James (King James), Zion Williamson, Michael Jordan, Tim Tebow (Mr. perfect Jesus Christian himself), Steph Curry (went to Christian school), etc… The Jesuits (Society of Jesus) leave their fingerprints everywhere.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are also connected here, just like the Minnesota Vikings were (as I showed above). BTW, George H.W. Bush was also a Gemini (Twins), who has “Twin” daughters, Jenna and Barbara. On 9/11/1990, Bush gave the “Towards a New World Order” speech. The Secret Service gave him the code-name “TIMBERWOLF.”

The same date that Curry broke the 3 Point record in New York against the Knicks is the same date (12/14 – December 14th) that Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan on the All-Time scoring list against the MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES.

For more on that, go to this link below :

https://gematriaeffect.news/steph-curry-exits-new-york-with-2977-3-pointers-made-9-11-is-the-date-that-reportedly-2977-people-died/#comment-13805

Also, during the 2009 NBA Draft, the Timberwolves had two, back to back, 1st Round picks (#5 and #6). Of course “56” is the number for the “Society of Jesus” too I might add. The Timberwolves passed Curry on both of them, and was then drafted by the Warriors at #7.

Notice the New York Knicks were next in line in the draft at #8. Steph Curry even admitted he wanted to play for the Knicks at one point.

BTW, the Final Score was 96-105 which equals “201“, and this is notable in multiple ways, but the first is because he signed a new contract with the Warriors in 2017 for “$201” million dollars. when you write out “Steph Curry Breaks the Three Point Record” it comes out to be “201” in Single Reduction and to add to the “2s” theme, it comes out to be “222” in Reverse Single Reduction :


One more major point to mention, though not much more detail I can give, yet, is that George Washington’s birthday was on February 22nd (2/22) and he died on December 14th (Just like Curry broke the record on December 14th).



When you write out “Order of Illuminati” it comes out to be “201”.
It also has many other pertinent numbers in Gematria to this particular ritual as you can see below :

Just before the Golden State Warriors were leaving Indianapolis after playing the Pacers, they reportedly had mechanical issues with their “plane”. More “plane” symbology to add to the ‘script’ of them going to New York to play the Knicks, which would correspond to a ‘9/11’ ritual.

https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/warriors/source-warriors-stuck-indianapolis-after-plane-mechanical-issue

After their win over the New York Knicks, they became “9-3” in AWAY Games. Remember, Flight “93” that crashed in Pennsylvania? In Gematria, the name Minnesota Timberwolves = “93“.

And the Warriors had “flight” problems before leaving Indianapolis, and the name Indianapolis also equals “201“.

So we have a lot of “Twins” (Twin numbers, Twin Towers, etc..) symbology and also “wolf” iconography, which was heavily utilized by the Nazis, who were influenced by the Ancient Romans. The Nazis even openly considered themselves the “New Rome”. Rome was founded by the twins Romulus and Remus who were raised by a she-wolf. These twins were born from a Vestal VIRGIN (Rhea Silvia) and the god Mars (making them half-human / half-god, born from a VIRGIN). That is a major twin-wolf connection. It is also related to Sirius the Dog Star also called the Wolf Star which is depicted shining above the twin pillars in Freemason iconography.

In the Hebrew Bible we also have a “wolf” connection. In Genesis 49, Jacob (Israel) blesses his 12 sons, and his youngest was named Benjamin, whom he referred to as a “Ravenous Wolf“. Benjamin’s descendants were ravenous in the events recorded in Judges chapters 19-20. Also, Jacob, his father, was a “Twin” of Esau.

So a “Twin” (Jacob) established Israel,
just like a “Twin” (Romulus) established Rome,
with the other “Twin” cursed or cutoff (Esau) or killed (Remus) in both stories.

Also, consider the Denver Airport Murals (Denver known for its unique “Airport” which is more symbology for the Twin Towers attack with Airplanes), it looks like symbology for WAR. In Revelation 6, with the four horsemen of the apocalypse, the WHITE HORSE rider was given a bow and a crown (corona). The Denver Bronco is a WHITE HORSE. We had the crown (corona) virus, now maybe this was a ritual sacrifice to usher in “war” for the year “22”?

Trump’s text line was “88022”.

When Trump made his “CALM BEFORE THE STORM” comment on October 5th, 2017, he was standing there with all the MILITARY GENERALS.

That “Calm Before the Storm” comment came “888” days before W.H.O. declared Global Pandemic on March 11, 2020.

And from 9/11/2001 up to the day WHO declared Global Pandemic (March 11, 2020) there are “222” Months in between .

Demaryius Thomas has the same initials as Donald Trump (D.T.).

Another friend of mine mentioned these points below, as we know “88” and “888” are numbers that seem to reference Donald Trump.

LOTS OF “88” RITUALS AND THEY TIE BACK TO TRUMP

1. We have 8+88+888=984

2. Pope Francis and Bill Gates are 984 weeks apart

3. Donald trump and Bill Gates are 489 weeks apart

4. 2023 will be 489 years since the jesuits were founded (1534)

5. Four eighty nine=666 in two ciphers.

6. Also the obvious,
Trump=88
Beast=88
The alpha and the omega=88
The auspicious one=88
The founding fathers=88

7. Next election will be the 33rd election since Grover Cleveland had his comeback win.

8. It will also be the 88th Inauguration since they switched to 1-20 (Jan. 20th).

9. Donald J Trump in Sumerian is “888”

10. Trump’s “CALM BEFORE THE STORM” comment on October 5th, 2017 comes “888” days before W.H.O. declared Global Pandemic on March 11, 2020

11. Donald Trump’s initials are D.T. (just like Demaryius Thomas / DT)

12. Trump also lost the red state of Georgia in 2020 and the Georgia Bulldogs just lost to Alabama, which is the “22nd” state ratified to the Union.

13. Trump’s text line was “88022”

14. “Triple Eights” = 888 (Sumerian)

15. “Time Traveler” = 888 (Sumerian)

16. “The New Normal” = 888 (Sumerian)

17. “The Lion of Judah” = 888 (Sumerian)

18. 888+888 = 1776

Let me add something to what he said above 👆. The Broncos won the Super Bowl in 2015-16 season which was predicted in “Back to the Future” (remember the clocks ⏰ at the start of the movie and one had a DENVER BRONCOS LOGO?). The movie was made in 1985 and doc went 30 years into the future which would be 2015 , when the Broncos would win the Super Bowl in real life.

BTTF 2 was all about going to 2015 and Marty McFly getting the Sports Almanac and the older Biff picked it up from the trash to give to younger Biff. And we know Biff was based on Donald Trump.

Also, the Super Bowl win connects to Trump because Von Miller wears #58 and he was Super Bowl MVP. Trump connects to both 88 and 58. The 58 references to Trump are too long to list!

All these “88” and “58” rituals do seem to tie back to Trump somehow. I believe Trump even went to Game 4 of this year’s MLB World Series between Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros.



You can see more about all this in the video posted below by Zach Hubbard “Gematria Effect News” :

https://youtu.be/jPVHhmMPqP4

Experiment Workout : 1 Set / One Set, Per Body Part, Per Day (Bodyweight and/or Calisthenics Only) Results Before and After

After Lockdown with all the gyms closed, I sort of let myself go for almost a full year. I gained some weight (up to around 190), but lost some through diet before deciding that since the gyms were all closed, I’d do an experiment with bodyweight exercises, but only do one set of each bodypart per day. I never really did calisthenics or bodyweight exercises before, except maybe some pullups / chinups here or there, I only did strictly weight lifting with free weights or machines before.

I started in March 2021 (I’m now 2.5 / two and half months into it and the results are pretty damn amazing).

Here is my routine (no warmup sets either) :

1 Set of Pullups

1 Set of Chinups

1 Set of Pushups

1 Set of Lateral Raises with 20 lb dumbbells

1 Set of Body Squats (with weighted vest)

1 Set of bicycle crunches


In only 2 and a half months, I’ve gone from being able to do

3 pullups or chinups in a row with bodyweight……, to now being able to do 10 in a row, and 6 in a row with a 25 lbs. weighted vest.

20 pushups bodyweight only before my arms gave out….., to now being able to do over 50+ without stopping bodyweight and…., easily 30 in a row with the 25 lbs weighted vest.

All the other exercises I’m doing have become much easier too. And like I said, I’m only doing 1 set, per exercise, per body part, per day, no warmups, so you can build strength and muscle with just one set full body per day.

Also, I learned everyday training from Migan, a guy who runs “TEAM 3D ALPHA” on Youtube. He explains how mTOR and Nucleus Overload work.

He recommends doing the same exercises every day for at least 30 days and then taking a 7 to 14 day break before starting again. In between the last two months, I’ve taken 7 days off the after the first month and 8 days off after the second month. This is supposed to reset your mTOR so you will continue building muscle much quickly at the onset of each new round.

If I can do this workout (which takes me no longer than 10 minutes) then anyone can. I wouldn’t have believed you could gain any strength or muscle from one set per day, had I not been seeing the results for myself. And you don’t even need a gym. For the 20 lbs dumbbells I use to do lateral raises, you can literally just use one of your wooden or metal chairs at home. There are ways to get the same weight for lifting with household items.

Also as to my diet…..,

I’ve been pretty much vegetarian 99% of the time, with an occasional Tandoori Chicken Pizza. I make chili every single day and put the leftovers in the fridge which lasts me a week. My chili consists of ….

3 to 4 cans of beans (I use three kinds, Kidney, Black and Pinto)

Black Lentils

Quinoa (I buy Quinta Canadian Quinoa which has 10g of protein per serving instead of only 6g)

Daiya Cheese

Pasta Sauce (Rao brand)


I also pour Olive Oil, Turmeric, Black Pepper and Ground Ginger over it and then have Lentil Chips and/or Quinoa chips to dip with, which gives extra calories. I typically eat at least a half a bag which is around 300 extra calories. Altogether this is probably a 1250 to 1500 calorie meal.

Then I have a protein shake with about 75 to 80g of protein (Plant Proteins) with banana, almond butter / peanut butter and almond milk / coconut milk / walnut milk. This shake is most likely around 1,000 cals.

I drink at least a half gallon water per day along with Oxylent Vitamins. And end the night with 16 oz of water with ACV Apple Cider Vinegar for good digestion. I also do intermittent fasting / OMAD / Warrior Diet (the Chili and Protein shake are taken together and/or one right after the other), so my window for eating is only 4 hours, and I fast for 20 hours everyday.

Overall I think I am eating around 2000 to 3000 calories per day. I will update along with pictures later on in the year.

Gematria : (5/19) May 19 2021 BitCoin Cryptocurrency Crash and “9/11 Ritual” 8 months and 8 days after 9/11 – Hopsin “Be11a Ciao” and Donald Trump (Trump equals 88)

This current STAGED Crypto Correction / Crypto Crash was a ritual by the Elites. We already went through a ton of decodes previously on how “Trump” equaled ’88’ and how he was the perfect TRUMP Card for the Illuminati Agenda (which you can see here
https://vikingmac.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/mysterious-connection-between-donald-trump-the-58-88-time-travel/).

Now let’s look a bit deeper into this crash in the BTC markets today, which is literally 8 months and 8 days after 9/11. Also notice that at 9:11AM NYC time, today May 19th 2021, that’s when BTC reached it’s bottom before jumping back up.

We started off TAURUS (the Bull which symbolizes a BULL MARKET) with a sacrifice of Scottie Pippen’s son. Well the last day of Taurus was the last day of the BULL RUN (May 19th – next day was start of Gemini) and that was when the market crashed.

4/5 (April 5th, 2021) we had the NCAA College final, between the Baylor BEARS. Bears who won against Gonzaga BULL-dogs (Bears beat Bulls like a Bear Market over-taking a Bull Market).

I have called at that time that this may point to a Bear market very soon.


Same date, 4/5 is “birthday” of Bitcoin founder, Satoshi Nakamoto.

This day is 44 days (45 days end) span of that game and his birthday tomorrow, is 45.
5/19/2021:


45 days (end) ago were game where Bears won against Bulls

45 days (end) ago was Satoshi Nakamoto ” birthday”

DN = 45
Nakamoto = 45 (Reverse Full Reduction)
Bitcoin = 45 (Reverse Full Reduction)
Market Crash = 45 (Full Reduction)
May 19 = 49 (EO), 22 (Full Reduction)
Crash = 49 (EO), 22 (Full Reduction)
Crash = 29 (Jewish Reduction)
Crypto = 29 (Reverse Full Reduction), 65 (RO)
DN = 29
DN = 65

139 DOY
139 = 34 prime
Bull Run = 34 (FR), 115 (EO)
Game where Bears won Bulls, has span of 11w 5d end = 115
Murder = 34 (FR)

4/5 this year 2021, was the “88th” anniversary of FDR’s executive order 6102 which forbade hoarding Gold.

TWO DAYS AGO, HOPSIN DROPPED A NEW SONG CALLED “BE11A CIAO”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ4zcR4mQu4

The phrase “Bella Ciao” means “Goodbye Beautiful” which is an obvious LATIN / ITALIAN phrase (Jesuit / Catholic fingerprints). Same with the Red and Black Colors.

Notice the L’s are replaced as 1s and there are two of them.

TWO DAYS (1+1=2) after this video was released (May 17, 2021), the crypto market crashed May 19, 2021.

Hopsin (and his crew) are on a heist, robbing a bank, which seems to tie into the heist going on with the rigged crypto markets. There is actually a new season of “MONEY HEIST” which came out recently too.

Money Heist (Spanish : La casa de papel, “The House of Paper”) is a Spanish Heist Crime Drama television series created by Alex Pina.

Hopsin even mentions ELON MUSK in this song, and we know that Elon Musk is heavily tied to crypto, especially DOGE Doge Coin.

After Hopsin says “I believe I’m just the Elon Musk of rap” … he says
“Yes indeed I must be, read on up, I’m breaking through like ÆonFlux.”


Aeon Flux is a film from December 2, 2005

“The plot begins in the 25th century, the Earth’s population has dwindled to a surviving five million following a devastating virus that almost resulted in the extinction of all human life 400 years earlier. Confined to one city-state, a group of rebels, led by Handler (Frances McDormand), seeks to destroy the oppressive government — first, by assassinating a high-ranking chairman (Marton Csokas). Tasked with this mission, Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron) must integrate herself in a world of deceit and mystery.”

Since Blockchain Cryptos are connected with the MOON (everyone wants their fave crypto to MOON or go to the moon), a comedian on the Dave Chappelle Show named Paul MOONEY died at age 79 (and his name looks like MOON and MONEY put together).

Go to 2 Hours and 44 minutes in this video below

Also Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon) is supposed to happen on May 26, 2021

I’m sure there is much more I’m missing and will be UPDATING if I find more.

GNOSTIC CHRISTIAN CREATION STORY – Christ / Logos Comes to Reawaken Sophia Within Mankind – Christ was the Serpent in the Garden Freeing Men from the False God Demiurge

GNOSTIC CHRISTIAN CREATION STORY – CHRIST / LOGOS COMES TO REAWAKEN SOPHIA WITHIN MANKIND – CHRIST WAS THE SERPENT IN THE GARDEN FREEING MAN FROM THE FALSE GOD YALDABAOTH

Within the last 60 to 70 years, we’ve found two sets of amazing discoveries (Nag Hammadi Library in Egypt and Dead Sea Scrolls in the Qumran Caves of Israel). You notice that Christians don’t use them in arguments (even though they were excited at first), because they found many Christian and Gnostic Christian texts that counter-act and share entirely different narratives than the Bibles they have today.

Before these discoveries around 1947, we could only reconstruct the Gnostic Christian texts from early Christian apologist opponents such as Irenaeus and Tertullian who wrote books refuting these Gnostic Christians and Pagans. The reason we didn’t have any original copies of the Gnostic Christian texts, is because the Roman Catholic Church was burning entire libraries and even burning pagans and Gnostics at the stake (Jesus said that the Jews’ forefathers were murderers, the same could be said of the Catholics and Protestants of today – i.e. their Catholic and Protestant forefathers killing pagans, Gnostics and even each other, starting in 4th Century, then the Crusades, Inquisition, etc..), but now, we have entire books that were preserved wholly for us to read.

Many verses in the Bible you hold, have gnostic allusions as well. The Kingdom of heaven does not come with physical observation, for the kingdom of heaven is within YOU (Luke 17). It says in Matthew 13:1-23 ; Mark 4:34 that Jesus spoke to them using nothing but ‘METAPHORS / ANALOGIES’. The baptismal rituals (Matthew 3:11 ; water and fire) and the Passover ritual of drinking the blood (wine) and eating the flesh (unleavened bread or crackers) was very Shamanic in nature (Matt 26:26-28 ; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). And it was this very allusive metaphor that Jesus used in John 6, which caused many of his disciples to leave and stop following him because they thought he had gone crazy.

The RCC obviously had something to hide when they destroyed their Gnostic rivals’ books, and now these books have ‘risen from the dead’, just before the internet age, to give us an inside look at why the Catholics and Protestants were so adamant about getting rid of them. The Nag Hammadi and Dead Sea Scrolls put a wrench in the gears of this form of mainline Christianity we have on the earth today. Here is an introduction to some of the mainstream Gnostic Christian beliefs :

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PART 1 : GNOSTIC CHRISTIAN CREATION INTRO.

There were tons of differing Gnostic Christian sects in early Christianity (Valentinians, Priscillians, Basilideans, Sethians, Mandaeans, Naassenes, Ophites, Simonians, Cainites, Carpocratians, Borborites, Docetists, Marcionists and Serpentarians, just to name a few). All of them had slightly different flavors of beliefs, but they all had a common idea about the creation of the world. You can read all about this in the “Apocrypha of John” (which is found in the Nag Hammadi). As I unravel their story, things may ‘click’ for you when you look around the world today. Whether this is mythology or not, is to be determined by YOU, the reader, but it does give good possible answers to why the world is the way it is.

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PART 2 : GNOSTIC CREATION – GODHEAD BYTHOS AND FEMININE DARKNESS SURROUNDING HIM, NAMED SIGE


They believe there is one invisible spirit known as Bythos. He is pure, holy and immaculate. This ineffable “One” emanating pure, immeasurable light. He is indestructible and eternal. Jesus reveals Him in the New Testament as the First Aeon and God. Surrounding him is the darkness known as Sige (Feminine counterpart). Through the power of his ‘thought’ he brings forth (or EMANATES) a feminine spirit named Barbelo. You’ll see that as the emanations go down in gradations, that they are always in pairs of male-female, until the last one.

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PART 3 : GNOSTIC CREATION – BARBELO AND THE AUTOGENES – THE AEON OF CHRIST 


Pure light radiates between the Bythos and Barbelo. A spark ignites from this light, resulting in yet another pale light. This is the “only begotten child”, named Autogenes, the aeon Christ, the Anointed One. This is how the Gnostic Trinity is born. There is the Father, Mother and Son. Each is a perfect aeon. Barbēlō is described as “the first power, the glory, the perfect glory in the aeons, the glory of the revelation”. All subsequent acts of creation within the divine sphere occurs through her coaction with God. The Autogenes is androgynous, like his Father and Mother. Despite their masculine and feminine names (Father, Mother), each Perfect aeon is a dyad of gender. The text describes Barbelo as thus:

“This is the first thought, his image; she became the womb of everything, for it is she who is prior to them all, the Mother-Father, the first man (Anthropos), the holy Spirit, the thrice-male, the thrice-powerful, the thrice-named androgynous one, and the eternal aeon among the invisible ones, and the first to come forth.”

Barbēlō is found in other Nag Hammadi writings:

1. Allogenes makes reference to a Triple Powerful Invisible Spirit, a masculine female virgin, who is the Barbēlō.

2. The Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit refers to a divine emanation called ‘Mother’, who is also identified as the Barbēlō.

3. The Gospel of Judas – Judas Iscariot says to Jesus that he knows that Jesus is from the immortal realm of Barbēlō.

4. Marsanes – several places.

5. Melchizedek – twice, the second time in a prayer of Melchizedek: “Holy are you, Holy are you, Holy are you, Mother of the aeons, Barbelo, for ever and ever, Amen.”

6. The Three Steles of Seth offers a description of “the first aeon, male virginal Barbelo, the first glory of the invisible Father, she who is called ‘perfect’.”

7. Trimorphic Protennoia (‘First Thought in Three Forms’), even in the first person: “He perpetuated the Father of all Aeons, who am I, the Thought of the Father, Protennoia, that is, Barbelo, the perfect Glory, and the immeasurable Invisible One who is hidden. I am the Image of the Invisible Spirit, and it is through me that the All took shape, and (I am) the Mother (as well as) the Light which she appointed as Virgin, she who is called ‘Meirothea’, the incomprehensible Womb, the unrestrainable and immeasurable Voice.”

8. Zostrianos – the aeon Barbēlō is referred to in many places.

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PART 4 : GNOSTIC CREATION – THE EMANATIONS FROM BARBELO AND BYTHOS TO THE LOWEST EMANATIONS 


Together with his Father, Autogenes produces four more aeons named Harmozel, Oroiael, Daveithai and Eleleth. The four aeons are helpers for Autogenes. Each of the four aeon helpers creates three more aeons. Harmozel emanates Grace, Truth and Form. Oroiael emanates Conception, Perception and Memory. Daveithai emanates Understanding, Love and Idea. Eleleth emanates Perfection, Peace and Wisdom – also named Sophia.


All four light aeons and their three serve Autogenes. These are the original aeons, the angels. In addition, four other beings dwelt with the luminaries (the aeons/angels). Pigera (or Adamas, the perfect being or Cosmic Man) lived with Harmozel. Seth (the son of Adamas) lived with Oroiael. Posterity of Seth (the souls of holy people – the Sethian Gnostic sect, revered Seth, the son of Adam and Eve) lived with Daveithai. Finally, the Souls (those that have yet to attain gnosis) lived with Eleleth.

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PART 5 : GNOSTIC CREATION – SOPHIA SETS IN MOTION THE CREATION OF THE MATERIAL WORLD INDIRECTLY THROUGH HER EMANATION NAMED YALDABAOTH


Sophia (Wisdom ; Afterthought – since she was the youngest emanation from Bythos) should not be confused with Barbelo who is Forethought. Here we see the text is influenced with these names (Forethought / Afterthought), which can be found in Greek mythology, where the Titan Prometheus was known as Forethought of Zeus and hero of mankind. Prometheus was different from his brother Epimetheus who was Afterthought, and who married Pandora (the first woman who brought suffering to mankind), ending the Golden Age.


Sophia decides to emulate the Father Bythos by procreating an emanation of herself, by herself. This is out of balance, as she is not procreating or emanating with her male counterpart The Logos (Word). This creates an ugly creation they call Yaldabaoth (Samael and Saklas), a lion-faced serpent with eyes of fire. Sophia casts Yaldabaoth out of the pleroma (heavenly realm) and hides him in a cloud, but he somehow manages to steal her power and puts his mother Sophia in the cloud. He creates the material world and then creates archons (demon like beings) to help him manage what he created. 

In his arrogance, Yaldabaoth boasted to the other archons that:

“I am God and there is no other God beside me!”
– The Apocryphon of John (II 11:20)


Yaldabaoth was weak and ignorant, because he didn’t realize there were powers greater than him. He thought he was the First. Yaldabaoth had sinned for saying these words, which was why he was called Samael – “the blind god”. He has another name – Saklas, a name usually assigned to Satan.
According to The Hypostasis of the Archons and On the Origin of the World, it was Sophia, who rebuked him and gave him this name, Samael.

“You are mistaken, Samael”
– The Hypostasis of the Archons (II 87:2)


According to The Hypostasis of the Archons, after this boast, he challenged the voice:

“If any other thing exists before me, let it be shown forth to me!”
– The Hypostasis of the Archons (II 94:25)


So Sophia stretch forth her finger and brought limitless light into matter and the region of chaos. The chief archon trembled in fear. When Yaldabaoth and the other archons heard the voice. They sought this voice and traced the voice to the abyss, where the chief archon saw the reflection of his mother in the water. They want take hold of the image but could not. They were ignorant and weak, because they didn’t understand that the image was reflected from above.

“I am a jealous God, and there is no other God beside me.” 
– The Apocryphon of John (II 13:9-12)


But by announcing this he indicated to the angels who attended him that there exists another God. For if there were no other one, of whom would he be jealous? It was at this point that Sophia realized what she had done, and repented. She prayed to her Father for her deliverance, and the restoration of the power that her son (Yaldabaoth) had stolen from her. Her light was diminishing, since the theft of her power. She was moving about, back and forth. It was at this point that the voice of the invisible Spirit was heard, rebuking Yaldabaoth and the archons. They trembled in fear, and saw reflected on the water, the image of God (Spirit), in human form.

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PART 6 : GNOSTIC CREATION – YALDABOATH (A.K.A. THE DEMIURGE) CREATES ADAM AND EVE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD HE HAD SEEN WHILE STARING IN THE WATER


The Arrogant One (Yaldabaoth aka Demiurge) wanted to recreate the image of God (Spirit) from the reflection of the water, and many archons and angels were involved in the creation of this image. Yaldabaoth tried to create a being in the likeness of the First Man, whom he called Adam or Adama, so he could steal the light (spirit). But his creation was lifeless and without a soul. To regain her power, Sophia asked the Spirit Bythos and Barbelo to aid her. They come up with a plan to regain all the ‘divine sparks’ that Yaldabaoth had stolen from his mother Sophia. They all counsel Yaldabaoth to blow the spirit into the face of Adama, so that the body would waken. Yaldabaoth ignorantly blew on the face, so that the spirit and the power of his mother (Sophia) left Yaldabaoth’s own body and entered into the body he had created: Adam became alive.
(Though, according to the The Hypostasis of the Archons and On the Origin of the World, Yaldabaoth blew and blew, and blew his breath into the body, but the body wouldn’t rise. The purpose was to put the image (soul) of God into physical body so that they can capture it.)

Yaldabaoth immediately became jealous, because his creation was more powerful and intelligent than him and the other archons. When they brought all sort of animals to Adam, he was able to name each species by their proper names. When they saw that Adam was also luminous and free of evil, they cast him into the lowest plane of existence (Earth). But Barbelo sent Adam a helper, Epinoia, who was also known as Life (Zoe), so that Epinoia can help Sophia regain her power and place. Eponoia was hidden within Adam’s body. Epinoia secretly gave him the knowledge of how he was created, and taught Adam of how to ascend back to the Pleroma, or the true home of the light (human spirit).


The archons want to confine Adam, so they imprisoned his soul in flesh, and the material body was made mortal. They placed Adam in the earthly paradise (the Garden of Eden), and bound Adam in sleep and place the bond of forgetfulness upon him. In Adam’s sleep, Yaldabaoth tried to bring Epinoia out of Adam’s body from the rib. However, Epinoia escaped, and the chief archon created another body from the image of the likeness of Epinoia. The new body was a woman (she didn’t come from Adam’s rib bone like in the book of Genesis). Epinoia enter the newly created body.
The woman woke first, and saw Adam lying beside her. She spoke with the voice of power “Arise, Adam.”, and Adam woke. Since Yaldabaoth had placed spell of ignorant upon Adam when he was sleeping, so that he would not know the gnosis. The moment Adam woke from the unnatural slumber, he thought that the woman had given him life; he said to the woman:

“It is you who have given me life; you will be called ‘mother of the living’.”
– The Hypostasis of the Archons


When Adam woke from his sleep, he saw the woman; he thought. Her real name was Zoe, which means “Life”, but as we all know her in the Genesis, Adam called her Eve.

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PART 7 : GNOSTIC CREATION – ADAM AND EVE EAT THE FRUIT AND ARE MADE AWARE THAT YALDABOATH WAS THE FALSE GOD 


The chief archon wanted Adam and Eve to remain ignorant, putting them in the false paradise, hoping to keep them as his slaves and worship him. So Yaldabaoth told Adam that he may eat any fruit in the garden, but warning him not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge. Yaldabaoth’s plan was thwarted. The fruit of knowledge would allow them to see the truth Jesus told John (Son of Zebedee, who is writing the Apocryphon of John), that it was he (Jesus) who told them to eat the fruit of knowledge of good and evil, through entering the serpent. The archons placed a curse upon the snake, as well as on Adam and Eve for disobeying them.


Angry with their disobedience, Yaldabaoth put them out of the Garden of Eden. Yaldabaoth saw that Epinoia was within Eve, so that she was luminous. When Yaldabaoth saw that Eve was faithful to Adam, the archon snatched Eve. But Epinoia escaped again, leaving Eve’s physical body before Yaldabaoth raped Eve, and begot two sons upon her. The sons of Yaldabaoth and Eve were named Eloim and Yave, whom we know by their names as Cain and Abel. But in the other Gnostic texts, only Cain was Yaldabaoth’s son, while Abel was Adam’s. The results of the rape, Yaldabaoth planted sexual desire into the human race, so that he would have more people to have his counterfeit spirit, who were susceptible to his blandishment and fall into sins and wickedness.


According to the The Hypostasis of the Archons, Yaldabaoth had raped Eve, before Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge. When Epinoia left Eve’s body before ravishment, the spirit (Epinoia) entered the snake, who encouraged Eve and Adam to eat the forbidden fruits. Like in the Genesis, Cain killed his brother Abel, and God cursed Cain for the murderous deed. Adam’s real son was Seth, the son of man. Eve said, :

“I have borne another man through God, in place of Abel.”
– The Hypostasis of the Archons


It is from Seth’s descendants who would possess the gnosis. The Apocryphon of John went on to say, Sophia prepared a place for the souls in heaven, where Jesus, the incarnation of the aeon Christ would disclose the true knowledge of how to return to their true home in with the Spirit (in pleroma), where they would ascend past the rulers (archons) and be healed of all deficiency and become holy and faultless. In some Gnostic literature, Seth played a major role. Here, The Apocryphon of John ended, but The Hypostasis of the Archons continued. The Hypostasis of the Archons is actually quite different in detail, and can be supplemented with another longer text, known as On the Origin of the World.

Norea

Seth was a son of Adam and Eve, and he would be ancestor of holy men, before the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Seth was a good man, and faithful follower of the gnosis. Seth has a sister, named Norea, who was even wiser than him. At Norea’s birth, Eve said, :

“He has begotten on me a virgin as an assistance for many generations of mankind.”
– The Hypostasis of the Archons


After generations have passed, the archons decided to destroy mankind with the deluge, but save only Noah. Noah was instructed to build an ark. When Norea arrived, Noah refused to allow Norea aboard his ark. Norea blew on the ark, and the flame destroyed the vessel. Noah was forced to build a second ark. The archons seeing her power decided to use Norea. Norea, however, defiantly rebuked them, when they claimed that her mother belong to him, as she would be too. Norea claimed that he (Yaldabaoth) was not her God, but a creature of darkness. In anger, Yaldabaoth would have rape her, but she cried out to the True God for help. The evil archons withdrew when the angel (aeon) Eleleth appeared before her.


Eleleth told her that he was here not only to save her, but to teach her about her origin, and the nature of the Enemy (Yaldabaoth). Eleleth told her that she actually has more power than Yaldabaoth. He also described Yaldabaoth’s origin, which is slightly different in details from what I wrote in Sophia and the Demiurge. Again, he boasted before his offspring that he was the god of entirety. This time, it was Zoe (Life), daughter of Sophia, who rebuked the chief archon. Zoe called him Sakla, and she breathed on him. The breath became a fiery angel, who bound Yaldabaoth and hurled him into Tartarus, which is below the abyss. One of Yaldabaoth’s offspring witnessed the power of the aeon, repented and changed allegiance. His name was Sabaoth. Sophia and Zoe rewarded Sabaoth, by making ruler of the seventh heaven. On his throne, Zoe sat on his right, to teach Sabaoth about the eighth heaven. On his left, sat the angel of wrath.


Ialdaboth seeing the splendour that his son was given, and the chief archon envy Sabaoth. Ialdaboth was the first to create envy, and from envy he created death. Death engendered countless other offspring. Yaldabaoth placed these beings to rule his seven heavens of chaos. It is Yaldabaoth who brought death to mankind. Eleleth also prophesied when mankind is release from the hold of the archons, and the spirits of men will return to its true home (pleroma). It would happen at the time of the true man (Jesus), who will reveal the word of truth (gnosis).


P.S. One of the most interesting things about the Gnostic texts is the roles of feminine principles and women, particularly Barbelo and Sophia, and then Eve, Norea, the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene. Eve played a far more important role than Adam in the Gnostic creation.

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PART 8 : GNOSTIC CREATION – IT’S ALL A LOVE STORY BETWEEN THE LOGOS / THE CHRIST AND HIS BRIDE OR TWIN FLAME SOPHIA (WISDOM) – HE COMES TO SAVE AND GATHER HER REMNANTS OF DIVINITY WITHIN EACH HUMAN AND BRING IT BACK TO THE PLEROMA 


From Bythos, came syzygy (female-male pairs) emanations, all the way down to the lowest of the aeons, The Logos and Sophia. Through Sophia came the Demiurge who captured sparks of her divinity and ultimately trapped them inside the human body. She made a mistake and Christ / Logos comes to correct the mistake by awakening Adam and Eve first who they are by entering the serpent and telling them to eat from the knowledge of good and evil. They eat and immediately realize that the Yaldabaoth God is a false one, and there is a supreme God above him. He makes them drink of ignorance and forgetfulness so they don’t know who they are. 


Christ still loves Sophia and wants her to return to the fullness and brightness of her true divine self as his bride. But he doesn’t just whisk her away or take those pieces out of humanity and simply reconstruct Sophia, instead, he gives her (each person’s consciousness is a divine spark of Sophia’s divinity) light power to rise above the chaos and become more conscious of who she is in her own power. The sparks of Sophia’s divinity within each person, can remain ignorant or they can awaken and remember who they are. Those who awaken will form to become the ‘Bride of Christ’ as they are reintegrated into the wholeness of Sophia’s divinity. 


We find these same allusions in the NT those who were infused with the Holy Spirit constituted the body of God. In the “Gospel According to the Hebrews” Jesus calls the Holy Spirit His mother, and in the “Gospel of Thomas” Saying 22,  He said the righteous will enter the kingdom when the female and male merged back into each other as one, this condition was called Perfection (cf. 1 Cor. 13:10) and brings Eve back into Adam reconstituting the original Androgynous man. Notice too that the body of believers were called the bride of Christ, but were also called His body. Prophecy and other charismata were considered female, so when the female and male re-immerge into each other, the Charismata ends, that is what’s behind Paul’s teaching in that passage.


Gospel of Thomas Saying 22:27 Jesus saw some children who were taking the breast: he said to his disciples: “These little ones who suck are like those who enter the Kingdom.” They said to him: “If we are little, shall we enter the Kingdom?” Jesus says to them: “When you make the two <become> one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the upper like the lower! And if you make the male and female one, so that the male is no longer male and the female no longer female, and when you put eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in the place of a hand, and a foot in the place of a foot, and an image in the place of an image, then you will enter [the Kingdom!”]

COMMENTARY ON THIS SAYING : 
R. McL. Wilson writes: “The idea that only the childlike can enter the Kingdom of God is, of course, familiar from the canonical Gospels. It may be added that this saying is one of the few which have anything in the nature of a narrative setting, although whether the words which introduce the saying derive from genuine tradition or were constructed for the purpose is matter for debate. Certainly all that follows the disciples’ question is far removed from the canonical portrait of Jesus. Yet even here there is a basis in the New Testament: as Grant and Freedman note, listing passages cited by Doresse, the unity of believers in the body of Christ is based on New Testament teaching. They also quote Paul’s words in Galatians iii.8: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Such a passage as this must serve to confirm the view that one element at least in the development of Gnosticism is a re-interpretation of Christian teaching.”
– (Studies in the Gospel of Thomas, p. 31)

F. F. Bruce writes: “This is an expansion of the canonical saying: ‘whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it’ (Luke 18.17; cf. Matthew 18.3). But the expansion suggests the abolition of sex distinction (cf. Sayings 4, 11, 106): as infants are devoid of sex awareness or shame, so should the disciples be. In the Gospel according to the Egyptians words like these are spoken by Jesus to Salome. We may recognize a Gnostic interpretation of Paul’s words: ‘there can be no male and female’ (Galatians 3.28). The replacement of physical eyes, hand and foot by corresponding spiritual members is probably a gloss on the saying in Mark 9.43-48 (cf. Matthew 5.29 f.; 18.8 f.), which similarly follows words about children.”
(Jesus and Christian Origins Outside the New Testament, p. 123-124)

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PART 9 : GNOSTIC CREATION – AS ABOVE SO BELOW … AS CHRIST AND SOPHIA WERE TEMPLATES OF TWIN SOULS OR TWIN FLAMES – SO TOO – WE ALSO HAVE TWIN FLAME / TWIN SOULS (ACCORDING TO THE MYTH)


The emanations from the All Powerful God Bythos, came down in female-male pairs of ‘twin flame souls’. There is a Platonic theory that the Demiurge aka Yaldaboath does not want the twin souls to unite on earth because they are too powerful as one. Originally, it was believed that men were created with 2 faces, 4 arms and 4 legs, but fearing their power, the false god separated them. 
The Twin Flame Souls are given a fair chance at being introduced to each other but he (and his evil archon forces) will cause one twin to run from the other. Then, just as Christ could only remind ‘Sophia’ (the sparks within each of us) who we are and give her the light back home to the Pleroma, so too, the enlightened Twin Soul can only sit back and allow the other Twin Soul (who doesn’t remember who they are) to grow on their own, until the frequencies match and they can come together and ascend back to the pleroma (heavenly realm) again. 


The inner alchemy happens for both along the way, while the one twin is waiting for the other to raise their awareness, so the separation period is necessary before the sacred union can occur. This whole process of reunifying the twin souls on earth is so that the Logos can enter the aspects of Sophia buried deep within us as individuals first, and then, as a magnet, attract the other half of our syzygy twin soul, and return home.

P.S. you’ll notice reading most all the Gnostic Christian narratives (including the Gnostic sect known as the Marcionists – headed by the first Christian to put a New Testament Canon together in 140AD – Marcion) that they denounced the Old Testament god as a crazy, cruel and blind deity who thought he was the only god, not realizing there was an even more supreme god above him. Marcion wanted nothing to do with the Jewish God so he completely detached the first New Testament Canon (which only had a portion of Luke and 10 Pauline Epistles) from the Old Testament completely. This sentiment was shared by most all Gnostic sects and it’s undoubtedly where Christians afterwards adopted an antisemitic undertone.

”EUHEMERISM” and “VATICINUM EX EVENTU” – Deceptive Literary Tactics Employed by the Authors, Historians, Tragedians, Playwrights and Poets

In Matthew 23 (Luke 13), Jesus is in the Temple, reaming out the Sanhedrin and Pharisees for their hypocrisy, calling them every pejorative in the Thesaurus. He ends by saying this in Matthew 23:37-38,

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those sent to her, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were unwilling! Look, your house (Temple) is left to you desolate.”

The temple would’ve clearly still been standing in Matthew 23, yet, here Jesus is telling them to behold their ‘desolate temple’. When you dig deeper, you find out that much of what was written about Jesus was actually referring to Roman General Titus who was sent by his FATHER (Emperor Vespasian) to besiege Jerusalem and the Temple. Titus being the son, sent by the Father is another allusion to Jesus and his ‘father in heaven’.

And in Matthew 24, the very first thing Jesus tells his disciples is that the temple would not have one stone standing upon another (it would be destroyed). There was a deceptive Literary Tactic (already being used by authors, poets, tragedians, etc. long before Christianity came on the scene) called “VATICINIUM EX EVENTU” or “POST-EVENTUM” which is where they wrote prophecies about events that had already occurred, as if they were being prophesied about BEFOREHAND. This is clearly what was going on here with the destruction of the Temple. They made it seem as if Jesus was prophesying about the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple before it happened, when really, it was written after the Roman Siege on Jerusalem (66-73AD).

Also, there was another literary tactic known as “Euhemerism” which posits that myths were based on real historical personages or events that were then exaggerated, embellished and amplified in their re-telling. In a nutshell, it was real people and/or events that were then wrapped in mythology. That scene in Matthew 23, where Jesus is telling them how much he wished to gather them like chicks under a hens wings, but they were unwilling and then to behold their temple (house) being desolate, etc.. is a euhemeristic tactic, speaking of Titus (being cloaked as Jesus in the New Testament), who goes on a long spiel about how benevolent the Romans had been to the Jews, yet the Jews were unwilling to cooperate with the Romans and even fought against them. It was Titus beholding the ‘desolation’ of the Temple.

As a matter of fact, Roman General Titus (and his father Vespasian) were cloaked as Jesus many times, and in other instances, Josephus is cloaked as the Apostle Paul (as well as other writers in the NT). SEE BELOW : 

ROMAN GENERAL TITUS CLOAKED AS JESUS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

Matthew 23:37-38 Jesus says, “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. Look, your house is left to you desolate.” (Notice : Jesus says their house (Jewish Temple) had been left desolate even though it was still supposedly standing when Jesus was alive. It’s supposed to be a ‘hint’ of who is really speaking here, not Jesus, but Titus in Josephus ‘Wars’ CLOAKED as Jesus in the Bible, as it was Titus standing there beholding the city and Jewish Temple completely destroyed in 70AD) 

COMPARE TO TITUS SPEAKING BELOW (Josephus ‘Wars’ 6.6.2 and 6.6.3) 

“I then came to this city [Jerusalem], as unwillingly sent by my father [Vespasian] and received melancholy injunctions from him. When I heard that the people were disposed to peace, I rejoiced at it. I exhorted you to leave off these proceedings before I began this war. I spared you, even when you had fought against me a great while. I gave my right hand, as security to the deserters. I observed what I had promised faithfully. When they fled to me, I had compassion on many of those I had taken captive. I tortured those that were eager for war, in order to restrain them. It was unwillingly that I brought my engines of war against your walls. I always prohibited my soldiers when they were set upon your slaughter, from their severity against you. After every victory I persuaded you to peace: as though I had been my self conquered. When I came near your temple, I again departed from the laws of war, and exhorted you to spare your own sanctuary, and to preserve your holy house to yourselves.

I allowed you a quiet exit out of it: and security for your preservation. Nay, if you had a mind, I gave you leave to fight in another place. Yet have you still despised every one of my proposals: and have set fire to your holy house with your own hands. And now, vile wretches, do you desire to treat with me by word of mouth? To what purpose is it that you would save such an holy house as this was, which is now destroyed? What preservation can you now desire, after the destruction of your temple? Yet do you stand still at this very time in your armour. Nor can you bring yourselves so much as to pretend to be supplicants, even in this your utmost extremity. O miserable creatures! what is it you depend on? Are not your people dead? Is not your holy house gone? Is not your city in my power? And are not your own very lives in my hands? And do you still deem it a part of valour to die?

However, I will not imitate your madness. If you throw down your arms, and deliver up your bodies to me, I grant you your lives. And I will act like a mild master of a family: what cannot be healed shall be punished: and the rest I will preserve for my own use. To that offer of Titus’s they made this reply: that,

“They could not accept of it, because they had sworn never to do so. But they desired they might have leave to go through the wall that had been made about them, with their wives, and children. For that they would go into the desert, and leave the city to him.”

At this Titus had great indignation: that when they were in the case of men already taken captives, they should pretend to make their own terms with him, as if they had been conquerors. So he ordered this proclamation to be made to them: that,

“They should no more come out to him as deserters, nor hope for any farther security. For that he would henceforth spare no body: but fight them with his whole army: and that they must save themselves as well as they could. For that he would from henceforth treat them according to the laws of war.” So he gave orders to the soldiers both to burn, and to plunder the city. Who did nothing indeed that day: but on the next day they set fire to the repository of the archives, to Acra, to the council house, and to the place called Ophlas: at which time the fire proceeded as far as the palace of queen Helena, which was in the middle of Acra. The lanes also were burnt down; as were also those houses that were full of the dead bodies of such as were destroyed by famine.”

(Josephus ‘Wars’ 6.6.2 and 6.6.3 compared to Matthew 23:37-38)

Clearly, Matthew 23:37-38 about Jesus’s plea to the Jews about how benevolent and eager he (and his father in heaven) was to care and protect them like a mother hen over her chicks, was Euhemerism being employed here by the author of Matthew, about Titus extending his hand of ‘grace’ to the Jews and wishing to spare they and their city and their temple. Yet they fought and destroyed / murdered many of the Roman soldiers (just as Jesus says there that Jerusalem had destroyed / murdered all the prophets that had been sent to them). The Biblical Authors were taking real events from the Roman Jewish War and wrapping them in MYTHOLOGY.

There are other instances of Euhemerism which I’m going to show you below. Roman General Titus (and his father Vespasian) were cloaked as Jesus and in other instances, Jewish Historian Josephus (37-100 AD) is cloaked as the Apostle Paul (as well as other writers in the NT). SEE THOSE BELOW:

JOSEPHUS (JEWISH HISTORIAN ; 37-100AD) CLOAKED AS APOSTLE PAUL AND ROMAN GENERAL (LATER EMPEROR) TITUS CLOAKED AS JESUS

During the Roman-Jewish War (66-73AD) Josephus pleads with the Jews (with weeping for his people the Jews, just like Paul wrote his letters with tears to the churches – 2 Cor 12:4), Josephus ends his long spiel in ‘Wars 5.9.4’ by saying, “…take my own blood, as a reward, if it may but procure your preservation. For I am ready to die; in case you [Jews] will but return to a sound mind after my death.”

COMPARE WHAT JOSEPHUS SAID ABOVE TO WHAT PAUL SAID BELOW :

Apostle Paul said in Romans 9:3, “…for I wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race [Jews],”. P.S. It should also be noted that Paul was supposedly born in Rome, yet he is a Jew, making him a Jew and also a Roman citizen, which seems to be a cloaked reference to Josephus, who was a Jew and defected to Rome during the war, becoming a Roman citizen.


JESUS AND ROMAN GENERAL TITUS = THE TWO HOUDINI NINJAS

Many places in the gospels, the Sanhedrin is trying to corner Jesus and kill him, yet time and time again he walks through the midst of them somehow like a ninja (Luke 4:29-30 ; also see John 7:30 ; John 8:59 ; John 10:39).

COMPARE BELOW :

Josephus (Jewish Historian) wrote about Roman General Titus during the Roman Jewish war of 66-73AD below in ‘Wars 5.2.2’ :

“Now so long as he rode along the straight road which led to the wall of the city, no body appeared out of the gates. But when he went out of that road, and declined towards the tower Psephinos and led the band of horsemen obliquely; an immense number of the Jews leaped out suddenly… They intercepted Titus also, with a few others…, and to return back to his own men he saw it was also impossible; by reason of the multitude of the enemies [Jews] that lay between them. So he [Titus] perceived that his preservation must be wholly owing to his own courage, and turned his horse about, and cried out aloud to those that were about him to follow him; and ran with violence into the midst of his enemies; in order to force his way through them to his own men…

And hence we may principally learn that both the success of wars, and the dangers that kings are in, are under the providence of God. For while such a number of darts were thrown at Titus, when he had neither his head-piece on, nor his breast-plate: (for, as I told you, he went out not to fight, but to view the city:) none of the darts touched his body, but went aside without hurting him. As if all of them missed him on purpose; and only made a noise as they passed by him. So he diverted those perpetually with his sword that came on his side, and overturned many of those that directly met him; and made his horse ride over those that were overthrown.”

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JOSEPHUS’S WRITINGS CLOAKED IN JAMES AND 1ST JOHN



James 5:16 and 1 John 1:9 say that if you confess your sins you will be healed and forgiven.

COMPARE TO JOSEPHUS ‘WARS 5.9.4’ BELOW (JOSEPHUS SPEAKING)

“However, there is a place left for your preservation, if you be willing to accept of it: and God is easily reconciled to those that confess their faults, and repent of them.”


JOSEPHUS CLOAKED AS APOSTLE PAUL

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 5:1-2 that there was a type of sin reported among them not even reported among the gentiles and that they are proud of this instead of feeling shame and mourning.

COMPARE TO JOSEPHUS ‘WARS 5.9.4’ BELOW

“For you shew your transgressions after a pompous manner; and contend one with another which of you shall be more wicked than another: and you make a publick demonstration of your injustice; as if it were virtue.”

HERE’S ONE WITH PLATO (380BC)

Excerpt from Plato’s Dialogue known as ‘Phaedo’ (c. 380BC) says :
“Whence come wars, and fightings, and factions? Whence but from the body and the lusts of the body? Wars are occasioned by the love of money, and money has to be acquired for the sake and in the service of the body.”

COMPARE TO :

James 4:1-2 “From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain.”

HERE’S ANOTHER

Tiberius Gracchus (150BC; Roman Politician) said this : “The wild beasts that roam over Italy have their dens and holes to lurk in, but the men who fight and die for our country enjoy the common air and light and nothing else. It is their lot to wander with their wives and children, houseless and homeless, over the face of the earth….”

COMPARE BELOW :

Matthew 8:20 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

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*CRUCIFIXION OF 3 MEN WITH ONE RECOVERING*

We all know the crucifixion narrative of Jesus in the middle with two thieves on either side (Matt 27 and Luke 23)

COMPARE TO “LIFE OF JOSEPHUS, 76” BELOW

“And when I was sent by Titus Caesar with Cerealins, and a thousand horsemen, to a certain village called Thecoa, in order to know whether it were a place fit for a camp, as I came back, I saw many captives crucified, and remembered three of them as my former acquaintance. I was very sorry at this in my mind, and went with tears in my eyes to Titus, and told him of them; so he immediately commanded them to be taken down, and to have the greatest care taken of them, in order to their recovery; yet two of them died under the physician’s hands, while the third recovered.”

So you see here, during the Roman-Jewish War (66-73AD) Josephus wrote about three of his friends being crucified and asks Titus to spare them, he takes them all down, two die and one RECOVERS (sound familiar?). And remember, not one book in the NT was written until AFTER the Roman-Jewish War from 66-73AD.

*BTW, There’s also what’s known as “CENTO POETRY” where you would rearrange lines from the poetry of Greek Poet Homer (800 BC) and create a new piece of poetry. Christians all over were doing this with Homer’s works as well turning them into ‘gospels’ about Jesus. All of this research brought me back to the writings of Josephus especially and I noticed that there were quotes in his writings that were basically word for word verbatim of verses in the New Testament. These are only a few of the places where the Biblical authors were borrowing from. And keep in mind, the Romans were notorious for stealing other religions and implementing or incorporating them into their own. They stole the entire Greek Pantheon of Gods and Goddesses and gave them ROMAN NAMES (except for Janus, who they claimed was uniquely a Roman God). With that in mind, it wouldn’t be a stretch for them to steal the Jewish religion and create a Romanized version of it (i.e. Christianity).*


*HERE ARE EXTRAS FROM A CONVO I HAD WITH A “CHRISTIAN”*

The Bible contradicts itself in many areas especially the 4 Gospels and in KEY AREAS to boot!*

There were tons of ‘gospels’ floating around in the late 1st into early 2nd century (including the Gnostic Christian Gospels). It was until Nicea when the Roman Emperor Constantine favored Bishop Alexander over Arius (Arianism was then outlawed in favor of Homoousian Theology), and St. Jerome’s Latin Vulgate was the ‘official canon’, which had 76 books. The Catholics then reduced it to 73 books and then the Protestants reduced it to 66 books. But both the Catholic and Protestant Bibles are founded in St. Jerome’s Vulgate, just with fewer books. But even in these books alone, we find tons of contradictions including the key areas of Christ’s birth narrative and in Christ’s resurrection narratives.

CONTRADICTIONS ABOUT THE BIRTH OF JESUS IN THE GOSPELS

In Luke chapter 1, it says that a Census went out into all the world under Caesar Augustus, and was taken by the Roman Governor of Syria named Quirinius. This Census took place in 6AD. That seems to be a precise date, but in Luke 2, it says that Jesus was born during the reign of King Herod The Great (King of Judea), who died in 4 BC. This means the gospel writer of Luke is not consistent with the actual historical evidence! Luke 2:1-7 is not realistic. Also, the Census would not cause anyone to move from one place to another, in order to be registered for tax purposes. It would be the tax officials who would travel, to link property to it’s owners. So Joseph (and Mary) as residents of Nazareth, (Galilee) rather than Bethlehem (Judea), wouldn’t have been affected by this census in the first place!

Another contradiction is between Matthew and Luke. Matthew said that Mary and Joseph lived in Bethlehem, fled to Egypt, then returned to Bethlehem and finally, fled to Galilee. According to Luke on the other hand, said that they lived in Galilee, went to Bethlehem only because of the Census, and returned immediately to Nazareth to be presented at the temple a month later (40 days later to be exact) for the Jewish ceremony of purification, which they all did for the redemption of the firstborn son (Leviticus 12 ; Exodus 13). Here they meet Simeon (a just man) and the prophetess Anna. Luke makes no mention of a flight to Egypt, nor was there even a need to flee in his account. The only thing Luke and Matthew agree on is that he was born in Bethlehem to fulfill the prophecy found in Micah 5:2.


RESURRECTION CONTRADICTIONS BELOW

  1. Matthew’s account of Resurrection = 3 at the tomb (Mary Magdalene, other Mary and angel sitting atop the rolled away stone)
  2. Mark’s account of Resurrection = 4 at the tomb (Mary Magdalene, Mary mother of Jesus, Salome and a young man wearing white sitting inside tomb)
  3. Luke’s account of Resurrection = 5 at the tomb (Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary mother of James and 2 men in shining white apparel. The only disciple to return to tomb was Peter).
  4. John’s account of Resurrection = 1 at the tomb (Mary Magdalene, who sees nothing but an empty tomb. She then brings Peter and John back, where they see two angels shining brightly, one at the head of where Jesus had lain and one at his feet where Jesus had lain).

In essence, they worship that book, even though it’s been heavily redacted thousands of times, with errors, contradictions, anachronisms, discrepancies, insertions, omissions, etc.. This proves that there is no real inner working or relationship of (or to) a spiritual deity. It’s all dependent upon what ‘MEN’ have put inside of their book. The supposed ‘spirit’ (and their ‘PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP’ with that spirit), is not leading these people to discern FACT FROM FICTION. If it’s a real relationship with a true spiritual entity, then that spiritual entity should be telling these people when they are seeing error, especially when it’s in their own book. But that’s just not the case many times, proving there is no real spiritual component to their relationship with a real entity, it’s merely a relationship with a book (and a book that most Christians don’t even understand!).

it was another 40+ years after the Council of Nicea (325AD), before they started working on the canon. The earliest extant list of the books of the NT, in exactly the number and order in which we presently have them, is written by St. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, in his Festal letter #39 of 367AD

382AD = Council of Rome at which Pope Damasus started the process of defining a universal canon for the Church. The New Testament books are listed in their present number and order. Pope Damasus commissions St. Jerome to translate the canon into Latin which became the Latin Vulgate

393AD = The Council of Hippo, which began “arguing it out.” Canon proposed by St. Athanasius.

397AD = The Council of Carthage, which refined the canon for the Western Church, sending it back to Pope Innocent for ratification. In the East, the canonical process was hampered by a number of schisms (esp. within the Church of Antioch).

1545AD = Council of Trent, Accepting the canon currently used by the Catholic Church was made mandatory at this council. Prior to that it was up to the individual whether you accepted the Deuterocanonicals (seven books : Baruch, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Sirach, Tobit and Wisdom ; also certain additions to Esther and Daniel), as part of the Bible or not. Even at Trent there was a lot of disagreement. (end)

So the fact that there has never been any consensus or consistency as to what books are ‘divinely inspired’, is a HUGE RED FLAG that none of this was handed down by a Supernatural Being.

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EARLIEST FRAGMENT


You’re right about the earliest fragment of the New Testament* You’re right that all authors of the gospels (and Acts) are anonymous (with given names by later Christian authors). And there is nothing in the entire Bible that is extant, meaning everything is a copy. THE ENTIRE BIBLE, NOT ONE ORIGINAL COPY. But the earliest fragment we have is from the 2nd century. It’s from the book of John and it’s the “Rylands Library Papyrus P52”. But really, you can play on THEIR FIELD, THEIR RULES, THEIR REFS AND THEIR MOVING GOAL-POSTS and still whip their Azz. Use their own book against them. Their Master said that they would not only do what he did but even GREATER things shall they do (John 14:12-14). Extraordinary Claims require Extraordinary Evidence. Jesus also sent them out with the Great Commission in Mark 16 and in the latter half of that chapter it says that the disciples were not only preaching the ‘word’ but they had SIGNS AND MIRACLES to confirm what they were preaching about. Jesus says in Matthew 17:20 that the faith of a mustard seed (implying the smallest amount of faith) can move mountains.

In Acts chapter 5, the Apostles were out doing so many miracles in the STREETS (not behind closed doors where it was FAKE) that people caught wind of it and people from OTHER CITIES / TOWNS were bringing their sick, maimed, injured, etc.. into the streets of Jerusalem to be healed by the apostles as well (again, not behind close doors where they can FAKE IT like Benny Hinn). Where do you see this type of faith in today’s Christian circles? Where are they clearing out hospitals like the Apostles did in Acts 5? According to their own book, and their own standards, do these Christians even have faith themselves? They want us to believe in something that they themselves don’t believe in! Their ACTIONS BETRAY THEIR SPEECH!

And here’s the one that seals the deal. In John chapter 17, Jesus prays an epic prayer that not only would his 12 be one as he and his father were one, but that all those who believe on their message, that they too would become one as they are all one. Jesus’s own prayer was not answered!! From the beginning of Christendom, there has never been a time when all the believers in Christ were ‘ONE’. There have always been many factions and divisions and denominations. If this god didn’t even answer the prayer of his only begotten son, why pray to him at all?! He’s clearly not going to hear it or answer it.

And Jesus also said that where two or three are gathered in his name, he is there in the midst of them and if any 2 people should agree as in touching one thing on earth (in his name), it shall be done (Matthew 18:19-20). This is proven FALSE every single day when whole groups of people pray together and it is not answered. They have blind faith in a sky-daddy / sky-wizard that does not come through on his promises. Sounds a bit like the political world where people worship these BIG DADDY Politicians who sell them lies, and give them slogans that they will never follow through on or fulfill, but the people still worship these politicians no matter how much they deceive their constituents.

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*NO CONTEMPORARY WRITERS WROTE ABOUT JESUS OR DISCIPLES*

You’ll clearly hear this from Bart Ehrmann and he is correct. And there were several authors in the first century who would’ve surely noticed Jesus and wrote about him. Many NT texts even state that Jesus’ fame went far and wide. And who wouldn’t notice all the miracles that he (and his disciples / apostles) were doing?! John 20:30 and John 21:25 << in these two passages it basically says that Jesus did so many miracles that if you were to write them all down, the world couldn’t contain all the books written about them. How would no other contemporary author write about any of this?!

THE SILENCE THAT SCREAMS! The only citation we supposedly have of Jesus in the first century was from Josephus (37-100AD ; Jewish General / Leader who defected from Israel to Rome during the Roman-Jewish War 66-73AD and became the personal historian of the Flavian Caesars). It was known as the “Testimonium Flavianum”. But this was clearly a fabrication by a later Christian author (most likely Eusebius, the Christian historian for Emperor Constantine), because none of the Christian Fathers from the 1st to 3rd Centuries cited it (and some of them pored over the writings of Josephus, yet never once mention the Testimonium Flavianum), it wasn’t ‘discovered’ until Eusebius in the 4th Century.

And BTW, there were tons of other forgeries being written around this same time period as well, such as the Epistle of Seneca [the Younger]. Seneca The Younger lived during the first century and was the tutor for Nero Caesar. Some Christian author in the 4th century fabricated 14 letters being written back and forth between Seneca and the Apostle Paul, yet nowhere else do you find that Paul or Seneca knew each other. And many statements made by Christians such as Tertullian, made it clear that Seneca had never been introduced to the gospel of Christ and that had he known about the gospel message, he surely would’ve been a Christian.

You’ll also find that they also slip in the ‘Christians being tortured, lit as candles in Caesar’s gardens, thrown to lions, etc..’ into the letter, and the only other place you’ll find this (which is highly suspicious) are in the writings of Roman Historian Tacitus from the 2nd Century. No other Historian wrote about Nero throwing Christians to lions, being burnt as candles in his gardens, tortured, etc.. and surely, Josephus and another Roman Historian named Suetonius would’ve said that Nero blamed Christians for the fire at Rome (and subsequently chastised by Nero for this), but they never do. They place the blame squarely on Nero. So this portion of the historical narrative about Christians being targeted and tortured by Nero as punishment for the fire at Rome, also seems to be a later Christian interpolation into the historical annals.

http://www.freethoughtpedia.com/wiki/A_Silence_That_Screams

The book of Acts was written in the 2nd Century (see link)
https://www.westarinstitute.org/blog/when-was-acts-written-not-in-first-century/

*The Pauline Epistles never came to society until Marcion revealed them in the 2nd Century (see link)*
http://www.mythicistpapers.com/2016/10/19/paul/

*More on Marcion in the three links below*
LINK 1 :
http://www.marcionite-scripture.info/CW_1.htm

LINK 2 :
https://www.jesuswordsonly.com/recommendedreading/683-marcionite-tampering-with-paul.html

LINK 3 :
https://sites.google.com/site/inglisonmarcion/Home/paul/marcions-apostolicon

P.S. Also look into these :

  1. Richard Carrier
  2. Bob Price
  3. Ken Humphreys (Jesusneverexisted . com)
  4. Dennis MacDonald (I highly recommend a vid series based on his books entitled, “EXCAVATING THE EMPTY TOMB” by TruthSurge on YT)
  5. Joseph Atwill (Caesar’s Messiah)
  6. Francesco Carotta (Jesus was Caesar)
  7. Dorothy Milne Murdock (better known by her pen names Acharya S and D. M. Murdock)

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GNOSTIC CHRISTIAN BELIEFS

The Gnostics and the Gnostic Christians (who were actually the original Christians) believed that this 3D realm was created by an evil deity known as the Demiurge (Yaldabaoth ; Samael ; Saklas). The first Christian Bible was compiled by Marcion (around c. 140AD) and his Bible only consisted of 2/3rds the book of Luke and Ten Pauline Epistles (there was no OT and no other NT books). Marcion was a Docetist / Marcionist Gnostic who believed the god of the Old Testament was this Demiurge figure. He (and many early Christians like him) believed that the serpent in the garden was actually CHRIST who was trying to free mankind from being ignorant, and free them from control of the Demiurge deity in the Old Testament.

And the way to ‘salvation’ was not through believing in Jesus dying on the cross, but rather, it was through ‘gnosis’ or a knowledge of who you are (remembering that you are a fragment of Goddess Sophia). Sophia was the mother of the Demiurge who ’emanated’ or procreated on her own, without her male counterpart (who was the Logos or the Christ). That’s why the Demiurge was so messed up. She tried to reprimand him for believing that he was the only god and the god above all other gods. So the Demiurge locked her up and took his mothers divinity. He then created human beings and put fragments of her divinity within each human being (in a rib-CAGE << caging his mother metaphor).

They believed that procreation was evil, since you were just bounding Sophia’s consciousness (divine soul) up inside another human and their only was out was to remember who they were, as a small piece of Sophia’s Divinity. Once you had this ‘gnosis’ or knowledge of who you were (which is what the Logos or Christ was sent to remind us of), then you can ascend back to the Pleroma (gnostic term for ‘Heaven’). The point here is that many early spiritualists and even Christians believed that the god of this world (the one who created it) was an evil force.

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*THE MIRACLES OF JESUS, SOME WERE COPIED FROM MYTHS AND SOME FROM HISTORICAL CLAIMS SURROUNDING EMPERORS*

In Suetonius’s “Lives of the Twelve Caesars” he writes about a couple miracles supposedly done by Emperor Vespasian when he was in Egypt. Vespasian goes to the Temple of Serapis where he is met by two men, one was lame and the other blind. These two men were told in a dream that Vespasian would be there to heal them and he does so. The way he healed the blind man is by spitting on his hands and rubbing it in his eyes and for the lame man, he touches his heel. The healing of the blind man is the exact miracle we find about Jesus in Mark 8 and John 9.

The first supposed miracle of Jesus was him turning water into wine. This was clearly an occultic ‘hint’ at the god Dionysus from Greek Mythology who was the god of wine. And if you read the stories of Dionysus (particularly in the story written by Greek Poet Euripides called “The Bacchae” which won the Dionysus Festival in 405BC) you’ll find that there are many narratives surrounding Dionysus that not only fit Jesus, but also fit Paul. Dionysus comes to Thebes and his cousin King Pentheus is in charge. Pentheus puts Dionysus in prison for trying to proselytize himself onto the people there. The way the people were given to the spirit of Dionysus was to get drunk on wine (this is very similar to Christians being in the holy ghost or holy spirit, and they speak in other tongues or dance around in a frenzy). Pentheus does not know that he has arrested Dionysus, he just thinks this is a mere follower of Dionysus, and before he’s put in jail, Dionysus (in disguise) says that AS MUCH AS YOU ARE DOING THIS TO ME, YOU ARE ALSO DOING THIS TO DIONYSUS HIMSELF.

This plays into two Christian motifs, Jesus said that he is the vine and his disciples are the branches (implying they are one through him), which is also another referential ‘hint’ at where this notion is coming from, since Dionysus was the god of the ‘vine’ and ‘wine’ (John 15). Another is in Matthew 25, where Jesus judges two sets of people. One set helped Jesus when he was poor, hungry, thirsty, in jail, etc.. and the other did not. They ask Jesus when they saw him and did (or did not) do those things for him. Jesus says that AS MUCH AS YE HAVE DONE THIS TO THE LEAST OF THESE MY BRETHREN, YE HAVE DONE IT UNTO ME. This notion of being ONE with his disciples, was copied or plagiarized from the poetic myths of Dionysus who made himself ONE with his disciples.

Dionysus causes a huge earthquake to happen which allows himself to go free from the prison cell. This is clearly where the Biblical author for Acts was drawing from in Acts chapter 16 when Paul and Silas were thrown in prison and a huge earthquake happens that releases them and all the other prisoners.

Also, Dionysus was known as the TWICE BORN (Born Again Motif). In Orphic Mystery tradition (6th Century BC), Dionysus (Zagreus) was born firstly by the god Zeus and virgin goddess Persephone (Queen of the Underworld). Zeus gives Dionysus the right to become his successor (as the 5th ruler on the throne in heaven over the entire universe). The jealous Hera (wife of Zeus) has the Titans rip the boy in shreds and eat him, but the heart is saved by goddess Athena.

Dionysus tried to elude their attacks by transforming into Zeus, Chronos, a young man, a lion, a horse, a serpent and finally a bull, the form in which he was torn apart. Zeus then hurls a lightning bolt at the Titans, and destroys them. Out of the ashes, humans are created with dual nature (one part from wicked sons of the earth – the Titans and the other part, a soul that is divine through the Titans’ eating the son of a god – Dionysus). Thus, when we find that followers of Dionysus follow the cult ritual of dividing up a bull and eating its raw flesh, and drinking wine in thanksgiving and remembrance of their god, it is not a stretch to argue that they believed they were eating the body and blood of their savior in order to reach a spiritual communion.

Dionysus was then born again from a mortal woman, Princess Semele, Daughter of the King of Thebes (Cadmus) and Zeus. Hera planted seeds of doubt in Semele’s mind that she had actually been impregnated by Zeus, so Semele demanded that Zeus make an oath on the River Styx that he reveal himself in all his glory. However, as no mortal can stand the sight of Zeus without dying, she was burnt up by his firebolts. Zeus rescued the child Dionysus from her womb and sewed him up in his thigh until he was ready to be born. Through this, he is called ‘THE TWICE-BORN’, being killed once, resurrected and born a second time, which spilled over to identify the initiates into the Dionysian cult, as they were said to be ‘BORN AGAIN.’

The Christians (as many of the ANE [Ancient Near East] religions, were notorious for copying each other) used the story of Dionysus as the blueprint for Jesus in many ways. Read “The Bacchae” by Euripides’ (Greek Poet from 5th Century BC) which is all about the demigod Dionysus, written in 410 BC and won first prize at the Dionysia Festival in 405 BC. The trial Dionysus has before King Pentheus is very reminiscent of the trial Jesus supposedly had before Pilate. The earthquake scene that allows Dionysus to walk free from prison, is very reminiscent of what happened when Paul and Silas were praying in the jail cell at midnight in the book of Acts chapter 16.

Dionysus was called THE TWICE-BORN, because according to the Orphic tradition (Orpheus was a Greek Poet, who supposedly existed before the 6th Century BC, and Orphism is traced back to the 5th Century BC) he was first born from Virgin Goddess Persephone (having sex with Zeus), then was killed by the Titans, the heart was saved by Zeus and then put into a mortal female’s womb (Princess Semele’ of Thebes). While he was still in Princess Semele’s womb, she was struck with lightning by beholding Zeus in all of his glory (no one could look at Zeus and survive). Then Zeus sewed Dionysus up in his thigh, until he was ready to be born, hence the moniker ‘TWICE-BORN’ (Two mothers – One mother a VIRGIN the other mother a MORTAL. He was born once, died, resurrected and born again, which is very similar to Jesus proclaiming that one must be BORN AGAIN or BORN A SECOND TIME).

The basic plot-line of the story goes like this, Zeus impregnates the VIRGIN GODDESS Persephone. Dionysus is born but Hera (jealous wife of Zeus) gets revenge by sending the Titans to devour Dionysus. The Goddess Athena saves Dionysus’ heart, and Zeus strikes the Titans with a lightning-bolt, which, out of the ashes, creates humans (part divine with a soul through the ashes of Dionysus – who was a SON OF GOD and the other part – part carnal flesh – through the ashes of the Titans). He was then crowned by Zeus with a crown of snakes (similar to crown of thorns). The whole plot-line of the Dionysus story is that after traveling the world teaching people his Dionysian mysteries and teaching people how to grow vineyards and make wine, he is now back in Thebes to enact (exact) vengeance upon his extended family for spreading the rumor that his mother lied about being impregnated by Zeus and mostly for not believing that he (Dionysus) was indeed, THE SON OF GOD (Son of Zeus).

Young man, two are the forces most precious to mankind. The first is Demeter, the Goddess. She is the Earth — or any name you wish to call her — and she sustains humanity with solid food. Next came Dionysus, the son of the virgin, bringing the counterpart to bread: wine and the blessings of life’s flowing juices. His blood, the blood of the grape, lightens the burden of our mortal misery. Though himself a God, it is his blood we pour out to offer thanks to the Gods. And through him, we are blessed.”
― Quote by Euripides, The Bacchae Dionysus with satyrs. Interior of a cup painted by the Brygos Painter, Cabinet des Médailles.

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BTW, I forgot to mention that you should also look into the god “Serapis” who was a main blue-print for the composite character “Jesus” in the gospels. Also ties in to Vespasian doing MIRACLES in the temple of Serapis during his campaign in Egypt. Serapis himself was also a composite deity and each part of him, is very similar to the pieces that make up Jesus. After Alexander the Great died, the Greek Empire was split into 4 parts. Ptolemy I Soter was in charge of the region encompassing Egypt (especially Alexandria). He now had Greeks and Egyptians under his auspices. He created Serapis as a way to unify the Greeks and Egyptians under one god and one set of laws. This is similar to the Biblical reference of how Jesus became the god of the Jews and Gentiles (you’ll see this concept all throughout the book of Ephesians). Serapis was a syncretic composite god character of Greek gods and Egyptian gods. See below :

EGYPTIAN GODS

  1. Osiris (God of resurrection ; God of the dead ; Judge in the Afterlife ; Jesus is the ‘resurrection’ and the judge of the dead)
  2. Apis (Sacrificial Bull Deity just like Jesus was the sacrificial Lamb; this was the divine bull of the Egyptian capital Memphis, a manifestation of the god Ptah. Statuette of an Apis bull. Already in the most ancient times, the Egyptians venerated bulls, animals that represented fertility. “Strong bull” was a common title for creator gods and kings.)

GREEK GODS

  1. Zeus (Father god above all gods ; Jesus said he and his father are ONE)
  2. Helios (the Sun God ; Jesus was the Sun of God)
  3. Asclepius (he was the god of healing and medicine ; this is where the miracle healings aspect comes from)
  4. Dionysus (God of the Vine and Wine ; Jesus was the vine and turned water into wine as his first miracle).
  5. Hades (God of the Underworld)

So you see here, all these composite characters not only comprise the characteristics of Serapis but also of Jesus. Ptolemy I Soter lived in the 4th Century BC. He took it further and declared that he himself was this Serapis god IN THE FLESH (via being the Pharaoh), and gave himself the title “Soter” which in Greek meant “Savior.” (Any of this sound familiar?) The goal? Ptolemy wanted to unify the Greeks and Egyptians under one god (himself via Serapis) and under one set of laws through this ‘made-up / fake’ god called Serapis. Just like he used Serapis to unify the Greeks and Egyptians, this is the very same blueprint that the Romans used in creating Jesus Christ to unify the Jews and Gentiles under one god and one set of laws. Catch it yet?



The Romans and Greeks adorned and worshiped ‘phallus deities’ as well

The pen!s represented fertility and was a sign of good luck. The longest running superstition is that of the EVIL EYE, where if someone is looking at you with contempt or even envy, it can have power to disrupt your life, so the way to combat this was to use an evil eye emblem or relic around your neck (Khamsa / Hamsa and the other was a Nazar). The other ways to ward of this ‘evil’ was to wear a flying pen!s amulet which represented the god known as Fascinus or Fascinum. They specifically put flying pen!s amulets around the necks of babies and children who they believed were the most susceptible to the EVIL EYE.

Other phallic gods were also used to ward off evil such as Priapus (they put statues of Priapus in gardens as a way to garner a lucky harvest). The Romans would actually wheel a large Fascinus Pen!s around the countryside during harvest time to bring an abundant harvest season to their fields. Another the Tinntinabulum, which was a wind chime or assemblage of bells. A tintinnabulum often took the form of a bronze ithyphallic figure or of a fascinum, a magico-religious phallus thought to ward off the evil eye and bring good fortune and prosperity.

There was another which was a Phallic Marriage Deity known as Mutunus Tutunus. They had a statue of him during weddings and the new bride would straddle him and ride him as a way to prepare herself for intercourse with her husband. But the point here is that they were using these charms, medallions, relics, etc.. (in the shape of pen!s deities) to ward off ‘evil’ similar to the way Christians use the Cross (looks like a pen!s and two balls) to ward off ‘evil’

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HISTORY / HISTORICAL NARRATIVES – PAUSANIAS FINDS AJAX SKELETON / KNEECAP

Pausanias claimed to find the kneecap of the Giant Ajax who was a Greek Hero in the Mythical Trojan War Pausanias (Greek Traveler and Historian ; 2nd Century AD) believed the Greek mythologies were legit, including creatures such as griffins, giants and satyrs, but he made practical interpretations of organic remains, arguing that the skeletons of supposed giants he encountered had belonged to mortals, not deities. Pausanias once interviewed a man who lived along the banks of the Hellespont, in what is now Dardanelles, Turkey, and who had seen what he believed to be the giant skeleton of the Greek champion Ajax. Pausanias recounted the man’s description of the hero’s kneecap as “exactly the size of a discus for the boy’s pentathlon.” Considering discuses thrown by adult athletes range from 6.5 to 9 inches, this would put the size of Ajax’s kneecap at 5 to 6 inches across. Two things about this description are important. One is that it’s about the same size as the patella of a Miocene mastodon or rhinoceros. The other is that it’s not exactly the estimate you would make for a hero’s kneecap if you were trying to impress with hyperbole.



*CHRISTIAN SAID I WALKED AWAY FROM CHRIST BECAUSE I NEVER HAD ANY FAITH – THESE CHRISTIANS ARE TRYING TO GET OTHERS TO BELIEVE IN SOMETHING THAT THEY THEMSELVES DON’T EVEN BELIEVE = THEIR ACTIONS BETRAY THEIR SPEECH*


I never had ‘faith’ you say?! Think hard about yourself and all your Christian buddies and pals. Who of you has literally left everything (house, job, family, etc.) to live with a pastor and then literally preach and teach homeless on the streets? Which of you or your Christian buddies have even attempted to go do what your Master taught by trying to raise the dead, heal the sick, make the blind see, make the lame walk, etc.?

I’ve done all these things ( in accordance with Matthew 6:19-34 and Luke 12:22-34 as well as Matthew 19:16-30 ; Mark 10:17-31 and Luke 18:18-30 ) just as Jesus told the rich young ruler that if he gave up all his wealth, gave to the poor and followed him, he would be made ‘perfect’. I took that Christian thing to the limit, no one could do anything but MATCH. So if I had NO FAITH, then what does that say about YOURS? Because I know you dammn sure haven’t gone as far as I did.

You Christians are trying to get others to believe in something that you yourselves don’t even believe in!!!!!

Faith without works is DEAD (that’s what your book says). Your master said that you would do what he did and even GREATER THINGS shall ye do (John 14:12-14). In Mark 16 your master sent them out to preach the word and then it says that there were signs and miracles to CONFIRM the words they were preaching. Your master said the faith of a Mustard Seed (smallest amount of faith) could move mountains. According to that standard, do you Christians have ANY FAITH AT ALL?!

In Acts chapter 5, the apostles were doing so many miracles in the STREETS (not behind closed doors where it’s faked like Benny Hinn), that people from other towns were bringing their sick, maimed, injured, etc. into the STREETS to be healed too. Essentially, the Disciples in Acts 5 were CLEARING OUT HOSPITALS (not only in their own town but other towns as well). Why are you not out there doing these things like your Book and Master teaches?!

Your master would be right here asking you to get the beam out of your own eye before you reprimand anyone else (especially a dude like ME who has taken that Christian thing farther than you EVER WILL) about not having any faith. He’d ask you WHY DO YOU CALL ME LORD LORD AND NOT DO WHAT I SAID?! You have no faith!

You have no faith, you read words in a book that you yourselves don’t even understand. That’s why you’ve always had tons of denominations and you’ve always had division. You have a relationship with a book and it’s dependent upon your own flaky and flimsy interpretation of that book. There’s no real spiritual communication at all with any supernatural being. You can’t prove anything you preach or teach. Not even to YOURSELVES!

You can’t even heal your own self of the common cold, let alone go heal the sick and raise the dead like your master said you would be doing. Extraordinary claims require Extraordinary evidence. Christians have actually deceived their own selves into thinking that they really believe in that book, when all their ACTIONS prove otherwise. They have no more faith in that book than an atheist. Their ACTIONS prove it! So until you yourself have any faith in that book to go do even HALF of what I attempted, come holla at me.


*CHRISTIANS ARE NO BETTER THAN THE NWO TYRANTS – WE TRIED A CHRISTIAN WORLD ORDER FOR 1500+ YEARS*

Christians are part and parcel, in league with the N W O Tyrants. They don’t understand their own book, so they make these flimsy predictions about the ‘end times’ (when those clearly already took place as I’ve mentioned in a previous comment). So not only are they anticipating and expecting all these bad things to happen (based on faulty exegesis / interpretations of the eschatological portions of their Bibles), but they are actually HOPING it gets worse, thinking it will cause their sky-wizard to crack the clouds and come save them. And what’s crazy is, they have major cognitive dissonance, so on one hand, they say all this is supposed to happen and the Lord is allowing it to happen to fulfill prophecy and then they turn right around and say it’s evil and we must stop it !

They don’t know whether they’re coming or going! They are allowing all of this mischief and outright destruction to occur, thinking this is God at work. And look at all of the laws they’d wish to foist upon society. We already tried that CHRISTIAN WORLD ORDER for 1500+ years, with folk being tortured down in Castle Dungeons, drowning of witches (who were nothing more than Herbal Healers or Midwives), and burning people (and books) at the stake for petty crimes like Denying the Trinity. And you can be assured that if these Christians had the opportunity, they would do all these things again! They are Mini-Tyrants just like the N W O. They don’t truly believe in ‘freedom’. They want their draconian, ‘spiritually based’ Laws imposed on the world with an iron fist. They’ve already proven that! And their acquiescence to everything happening (as if it’s God’s doing) shows that they are just as much an enemy to the cause of freedom as anyone (or anything) else.

The Matrix Red Pill / Blue Pill of Human Relationship Dynamics (Monogamy was Designed to Fail)

Is monogamy the quintessence of relational bliss? I don’t think most in this modern society even ponder such a question, nor do they even consider any alternative(s). We all know that most relationships will eventually fail, yet just as that old adage states “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome is the definition of INSANITY”.

What I’m about to say is hard for most people to digest. The real RED PILL in the area of human relational dynamics is that the failure rate of monogamy is not any particular issue regarding the culture that you live, rather…, it’s that MONOGAMY IS NOT NATURAL FOR US. On a deep, innate level, we are not monogamous creatures.

The institution of MONOGAMY was designed to fail. It’s the ultimate “divide and conquer” scheme. It not only goes against our biological nature in regard to mating, but it separates us from our “tribe”. Now you are only focused on your own small ‘nuclear’ family unit. Everyone is out there trying to make it more comfortable for their own family rather than their immediate surroundings as a whole, and this can leave a society wide open to be easily conquered. If you don’t hang together, you’ll hang separately.

Monogamy has been an outright failure for thousands of years. Go back and read my very first blog about differing cultures with differing views on love, romance and sex. We are Primate Mammalians and only 3% of mammalians are monogamous with noted incidences of polyamory even in those 3%. Our closest animal relatives are the Bonobos and Chimps who share 98% the same DNA as humans, and they are nowhere close to being monogamous.

It can be proven in a lab, that whether you’re human or any other primate, if you’re with one partner for a long time, your sexual attraction to each other degrades over-time until you don’t do it at all, BUT…. if you introduce a new mate to the man or the woman, VOILA, the sex drive you ‘thought’ you lost, comes roaring back. You can try to go against your nature and try to be with one person for life, but MOST people will fail, hence the high infidelity rates and high divorce rates. No one has ever told you this, which is why people jump from one relationship or marriage to the next, thinking they’ve not found the ONE.

Folk have been deluded by all of this since they came out the womb :

  1. Media
  2. Music (99% of songs are about monogamous romance)
  3. Cartoons (Beauty and Beast / Prince and Princess ride off into the sunset, etc.. etc..)
  4. Movies and Books (i.e. Romance Novels)
  5. Politics (outlawing Polyamorous Marriage)
  6. Religion (you’ll fry in hell for eternity if you have sex outside the marriage bed, etc..)

So even with all of this brainwashing to be monogamous, people STILL can’t stay together. In Ancient Greece, they considered ‘Romantic Love’ to be a mental disorder. And it really is true. People become obsessed, and even turn into psychotic control freaks over that ‘one person’ they claim to ‘love’. Yet they end up displaying behaviors that they are anything but loving towards their partner, with major jealousy issues, making mountains out of mole-hills, refusing to allow their partner to see friends of the opposite sex, etc.. You begin to start thinking and acting in ways which you otherwise wouldn’t if you were in the right state of mind.

Statistics show that over a 40 year period, 67% of first marriages will end in divorce, with most not reaching their 8th year anniversary. That’s 2 out of 3 first marriages! And these are the stats for FIRST Marriages, the number is even higher if you are remarried, so really, your best chance is to stick with the first person you marry. These are also just the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ‘official’ numbers, but how many in that remaining 33% are in miserable relationships or marriages, wanting to divorce but can’t because of social stigma or because they’re staying together for the children’s sake, etc.. while they have extra-marital affairs on the side?

So when you put all that into consideration, you have maybe a good 10 to 15% success rate for the long-haul! Any economist would tell you that this risky investment is not worth the hassle of whatever ‘good’ or whatever ‘benefits’ you may get out of it. So you see here that the polyamory is playing out in a more subtle way, with people being ‘Serial Monogamists’ (jumping around from relationship to relationship or marriage to marriage or having affairs, etc..). This is an area where most of society is still caught in the Matrix.

Before the European, Christian, Pilgrim INVADERS came to the Americas, virtually ALL Native American Tribes were Polyamorous. This was something very foreign to the Europeans and it was one of the reasons for torturing and ‘Offing’ the Natives. They thought they were demonic for being so openly sexual, especially the Native women who had more sexual autonomy than your modern Feminist. Their culture of polyamory worked much better for child-rearing especially, since each child had many fathers, many mothers, many sisters, brothers, aunts, cousins, etc.. etc.. So even if the primary, biological parents weren’t ‘together’ anymore, it did not affect the care and support of the child, since there were so many older adults to fill that role. The old adage “It’s the village that raises the child” which comes to mind here.

Until people face biological, scientific, evolutionary and anthropological FACTS that I’ve laid out here, they are gonna continue to be miserable in their human relationship dynamics. The marriage industry gets rich off suckers (engagement rings, weddings, honeymoons, etc..) and then the divorce industry gets even more rich off these same suckers. You are not evolved to be with one person for life. It is antithetical to everything that makes you a primate mammalian species. This is why only a small handful can stay married to one person for 50+ or 60+ years. It’s just not biologically natural for us and our genetic / epigenetic makeup.


SOURCE FOR DIVORCE STATS BELOW :
https://www.wf-lawyers.com/divorce-statistics-and-facts/


GOOD SOURCE ON HOW MONOGAMY IS NOT NORMAL OR NATURAL BELOW :

http://omgchronicles.vickilarson.com/2015/08/25/monogamy-the-hardest-conversation-youll-ever-have/?unapproved=183262&moderation-hash=412865d7d9c6143642ee3473b77e61ee#comment-183262