Monday, 30 October 2017
A Hellish……hello and Halloween greetings from IF
Today let’s take a look at the spooky holiday and ask ‘IF’ we should be celebrating or hiding when October 31st rolls around.
The holiday originally began in the 8th century it was the day on which people feasted before the important religious festival of all saints day.
It was first named All hallows eve but as the years have passed the name has changed to the familiar Halloween we use today.
The day was a time to eat drink and be merry in celebration of the Christian saints this day was celebrated on May 13th but in the year 1000 Pope Gregory III chose to move the holiday to November 1st.
Christianity was on the rise through the Celtic tribes of the UK at that time and the Pope thought that the Church should create a sanctioned holiday near the Celtic day of the dead.
A festival known as Samhain
Samhain (SOW- in) is a 2,000 year old celebration of the Celtic New Year.
It was the beginning of a new season and a time for them to start their harvest.
This led it to be associated with the cycle death and new beginnings.
The celebration of the holiday began the night before, they believed the ghosts returned to the earth at this time.
Bonfires and dressing up as well as making sacrifices to their gods were part of the holiday fun for the Celts.
Samhain came in contact with another holiday when the Roman Empire clashed with Celts after the Roman invasion of Briton.
Rome conquered the Celtic lands, the holiday then became mixed with the traditional Roman festival of Feralia.
Feralia also celebrated the dead, and Pomona the day when Romans chose to honor the goddess of fruit and trees.
Folklorist John Santino said
“There was a belief that it was a day when spirits of the dead would cross over into the other world,”
Professor Nicholas Rogers has a different opinion he says, “There is no hard evidence” to prove that the Celtic holiday really was a celebration of the dead.”
“According to the ancient sagas, Samhain was the time when tribal peoples paid tribute to their conquerors and when the sidh [ancient mounds] might reveal the magnificent palaces of the gods of the underworld.”
However this festival is seen today through the lens of our modern beliefs and is the night the spirits
Once again get to walk the earth.
Paganism is on the rise a United States Census Bureau Abstract on Self-Identified Religious Populations, reports the number of Pagans and Wiccans (witches) combined results to 0.3% of the population.
Which means that 3 out of every 1,000 people you meet will be Pagan or Wiccan.
These religions survive after thousands of year of persecution from the Roman Empire and the Holy Roman church.
Pagans were executed by crucifixion put in the first death camps and tortured to death later burnt and drowned as witches.
These horrific acts seared into the consciousness of the people of that time and still with us today.
Traditional Halloween decorations depict ghost and ghouls and skeletons reflecting the celebration of the dead and of course the famous images of witches and their black cats all to remind us of the evils of these non-Christian religions.
This history may be why the holiday is so popular in The US today!
Irish and Scottish immigrants brought their traditions to the U.S. during the mid-to-late 19th century and that is when Halloween began spreading throughout the country.
Up until that point It was not considered a major holiday, celebrations of the holiday were mostly held in Maryland and in Southeast Colonial America.
Today the holiday is huge, so where do other traditions come from like Pumpkin carving and trick or treating?
Carved out of Pumpkins are actually a modern interpretation, the first Jack-o-Lanterns were made from turnips.
They weren’t meant to be works of art, but rather a means to keep away any unwanted guest.
There is an Irish folktale about Jack O’Lantern the story says that he was a man forced to roam the planet for all eternity, he had fooled the devil and was not allowed into Hell.
Jack, or “Stingy Jack,” wasn’t allowed into Heaven either.
He lights his way at night by carrying a turnip with burning coal inside.
The Jack-o’-Lanterns were carved out of turnips until these Irish and Scottish immigrants got their hands on pumpkins in the U.S. and decided that they worked just as well.
So that leaves just trick or treating and this probably the most interesting of all.
Let’s turn the lights down and crank the volume up this is where the true meaning of Halloween comes into play.
The story of trick treating goes back to the ancient Celts. This is when they would …………
I am So sorry.
Trick or treat?
Have a happy safe Halloween.
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Watch out for them Ghouls and monster and if you survive the Halloween horrors I will see you next time.
Saturday, 28 October 2017
President elect Donald Trump has issued a statement saying that he will release all the documents held by the CIA concerning the murder of JFK.
They have however been scheduled for release since 1992.
Probably one of the most defining moments for the US as a country, if the truth comes out it could have huge ramifications.
But this is if!
We need a question to continue and that question is, if the truth has already been told?
Everett Howard Hunt Jr better known as E. Howard Hunt was an American intelligence officer and writer.
He had served as an officer in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Hunt was part of the Nixon administrations fix it team known as the "plumbers.
This secret team of operatives fixed white house leaks
– The real or perceived causes of confidential administration information being leaked to outside parties.
I love how obvious these spies and governments agents are with their given code names!
Hunt and a partner planned and carried out the Watergate burglaries along with other undercover operations for the Nixon administration.
On his death bed in January of 2007, The CIA master spy, Hunt, confessed to being involved in the assassination of President Kennedy, he also named several other participants in the assassination.
His son Saint John had a collection of notes and recordings.
In one of these audiotapes recorded in 2004, Hunt describes how he had been invited into the "big event" at a Miami safehouse in 1963.
He listed the other coconspirators in the plot.
These are the men that could organize and possibly carry out an act as heinous as killing the president U.S elect.
1. Frank Sturgis, an anti-Castro paramilitary closely associated with Hunt. Sturgis was also a Watergate burglar.
2. David Morales, Chief of Operations at the CIA's JMWAVE station in Miami.
3. David Phillips, a CIA propaganda specialist and later the Chief of the Western Hemisphere Division. He was also assigned to Mexico City this is the same time as the recorded trip of Lee Harvey Oswald to the city!
4. Antonio Veciana, a Cuban exile leader of Alpha 66. He was claimed to have singled out Lee Harvey Oswald to be contacted by Phillips.
5. William Harvey, a CIA officer who ran the ZR/RIFLE "executive action" program.
Harvey sent sabotage teams into Cuba during the 1962 Missile Crisis and in doing so alienated himself to the Kennedys.
6. Cord Meyer, a high-level CIA officer whose ex-wife just happened to be having an affair with JFK.
7. The French Gunman on the Grassy Knoll. Hunt included an unnamed French hit man who he claims shot from infamous grassy knoll.
8. Lyndon Johnson, Vice-President. Is the most shocking name, and there is another videos worth of content on his goings on when he took power.
Hunt says his participation was not active but he was considered a "benchwarmer “in the plot.
Hunt did not make any claims which could be used to prove his allegations, he did however, name the people that have all been suspects in the assassination for some time.
In the "smoking gun" tape which when played became a major part in him being removed from office, President Richard Nixon spoke of Hunt:
He then ordered the Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman to give a message to the then CIA Director Richard Helms.
He asked Helms to intervene in Watergate investigation and stall the FBI’s investigation, because the message said “the President believes that it is going to open the whole Bay of Pigs thing up again."
Haldeman’s book The Ends of Power described the' reaction to the message: "Turmoil in the room. Helms gripping the arms of his chair leaning forward and shouting, 'The Bay of Pigs had nothing to do with this. I have no concern about the Bay of Pigs'."
Haldeman later formulated the belief that the "Bay of Pigs" referred to the assassination of Kennedy.
The lack of corroboration has led to Hunt's story has been challenged due to Inconsistencies in the claims and the failure of Hunt to provide any details of his activities in 1963.
Is Hunt's confession the truth?
Many people will dismiss the confession choosing to see the whole thing as a "last laugh" from a man who hated Kennedy with a passion.
The old spymaster did however think that he was dying at the time of the recordings.
And it’s at this time his eldest son came to visit.
He was suffering with lupus, pneumonia, cancer of the jaw and prostate and gangrene from the amputation of his left leg.
He was a seasoned man who had long served his country and sensed the end.
He had been instrumental in the violent removal of elected leftist president in Guatemala and assisted in the subterfuge leading to the murder of Che Guevara.
Pondering his Years of action and dedication to a cause he had once believed in, and now facing the end maybe he felt he need to validate his actions by sharing them with his son?
So propped up in his sickbed with pen and paper on his lap, his son next to him, He may have been truthful about the events that he participated in, and a plot to kill the president.
So is there more evidence than this, which could be released by trump?
Maybe a better version of the Zapruder Film?
This film could be considered the most important 26 seconds in the history of film
Shot in the hot midday sun of Dallas on that historical day of November 22, 1963.
Abraham Zapruder a humble dressmaker could not have known that the Twenty-six second film would show one of the most historic and horrific series of images put to celluloid, a full colour documentation of a presidential assassination.
What is not common knowledge, is that a single frame of this film was kept secret from public viewing for 12 years following the assassination.
Frame 313 is the number of the frame that gave Abraham Zapruder recurring nightmares. This frame withheld from the public at his request.
Errol Morris a noted documentary film maker said
“We like to feel that the world is safe,” “Safe at least in the sense that we can know about it. The Kennedy assassination is very much an essay on the unsafety of the world. If a man that powerful, that young, that rich, that successful, can just be wiped off the face of the earth in an instant, what does it say about the rest of us?”
Most have now seen The Zapruder film with 15 million+ YouTube views alone.
The haunting images of a motorcade led by two open-top limousines driving at a stately pace through a plaza lined with people. The black Lincoln Continental with JFK and his wife, Jackie. Showing them waving to onlookers as the motorcade heads for the locally known “the triple underpass”.
We see JFK’s car emerge from behind a sign that had been blocking the view for a short time.
Then suddenly, we see JFK grab his throat. Jackie leans over to him. An instant later, in the infamous Frame 313, a bullet strikes JFK’s head. We see his head explode and be thrown back.
Jackie Kennedy then frantically crawls over the rear seat grasping a piece of her husband’s shattered skull.
The impression given is that the gun blast came from in front of JFK resulting in his head being blown backward.
Some experts claim that this is an optical illusion
JFK had actually been hit from behind this, slamming his chin forward and into his chest, his head was then seen recoiling backwards in the film making it look like the shot hit from the front.
We could get into the ballistic oddities of the murder but that would make this an extremely long video and take us away from the opening question.
What will Trump release and was Hunt telling the truth?
I believe the Warren Commission finding of Lee Harvey Oswald, as the lone assassin is wrong.
Then if he was not was the lone gunman who else could it be, do we have that evidence from Hunt?
I think so, how about you?
Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
we look at the devils hour.
What is that you may ask?
Well I am sure it’s something you have experienced.
How many times have you been sleeping soundly happy in your dreams to suddenly wake up!
You look over at the clock and it reads 3.00am.
You think nothing of it and go back to sleep.
The next evening the same thing happens, okay that’s strange!
But if it happens a third time, well that is just weird.
Welcome to the Devils hour.
The Devil’s Hour is any time around 3 a.m. It is said that the Devil’s Hour is at the exact opposite time Christs death, this being 3 p.m.
This time in the early morning happens to be when more police and firefighter are called out to emergencies.
This time sees more deaths and accidents, this leading to belief that bad luck and evil are rampant at this time.
Is this just coincidence or maybe it’s down to a night of Partying?
Whatever it maybe the numbers support this time as being when most of the serious accidents and crimes are reported.
Maybe it’s because those that are awake should really be sleeping?
The sleep pattern we follow today of 8 hours of unbroken sleep is actually unnatural and a fairly modern creation.
Back In 2001, Roger Ekirch a historian from Virginia Tech released his paper on sleep patterns.
16 years of research revealed a large amount of historical evidence that humans sleep patterns used to occur in two distinct blocks.
He found over 500 references to a distinct segmented sleeping pattern –
Using diaries, court records, medical books and literature, ranging from Homer's Odyssey to an anthropological account of modern tribes in Nigeria.
He uncovered that First sleep began about two hours after dusk, followed by waking period of one or two hours and then a second sleep.
References to the first and second sleep began to disappear during the late 17th Century.
The urban upper classes in northern Europe started the trend of 8 hours unbroken sleep and over the course of the next 200 years filtered down to the rest of Western society.
The idea of a first and second sleep had receded entirely By the 1920s.
He says that this change occurred because of the improvements made on street lighting, domestic lighting and a surge in coffee houses which were sometimes open all night.
The night became a place of more activity.
The length of time people rested dwindled.
Starbucks you’re to blame for our messed up sleep patterns!
So maybe waking at 3am is a natural rhythm of the body and is something we should not be concerned about?
Well not so fast, others do have concerns.
Some believe that we might have access to spiritual entities when in a state of mind that occurs when in deep theta sleep between REM sleep.
It is said at this time demons become their strongest and can interact with our dimension of reality.
This is why devil worshippers and other occult group’s carry out various ceremonies at this time!
The devil himself is said to provide the metaphysical energy needed for all of the monsters and beasties to clamber out of the darkness.
The hour between 3 am and 4 am is the height of paranormal energy and is only defeated by dawn’s morning light.
Don’t panic just yet there is some good news.
You could be immune to Satan’s powers that is if you were lucky enough to be born in the devils hour.
Those born between 3 am and 4 am are said to immune to this evil energy and demons that crawl form under our beds.
If this is theory is too hocus pocus for you let’s get back to science.
It may just be that we are waking between sleep cycles and that we are rested enough by 3 a.m.
We wake to check the clock knowing that it is almost morning.
Another possibility is that of discomfort, after hours in bed we need some movement and this is what jostles us awake at the magical hour.
Also your health and wellbeing may be effecting your sleep if you are under extreme stress, there is more probability for you to wake right around that 3 a.m.
Many who wake at this time do not enjoy it, maybe it’s the fear of the devil or the fear of their boss when they turn up for work still a little sleepy.
So what do you need to do if you don’t want to wake up at this time?
Try to going to bed later than usual.
Set your alarm for 12 a.m. and then go back to sleep.
Remove sources of light and darken your room completely or wear a black-out eye mask.
Scientists say our circadian rhythms in our bodies tell us when to sleep and when to wake.
We can dictate our sleep by controlling body temperature, our emotional state, and block out the sounds from our noisy neighborhood.
But is it possible that we might have spirit visitors while we sleep?
Maybe Alien encounters?
Even Astral projection, our souls leaving our bodies and traveling the universe?
All theories for us to consider.
So tonight when you tuck yourself in just remember what’s out there in the dark!!
I hope you can get a good night’s rest
If you did let me know in the comments below, if you don’t I will assume you have been whisked away by the demons or aliens.
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