WHEN HE WAS 28 YEARS OLD, Gustav Mahler began writing his second symphony, known as the “Resurrection Symphony”. It had its first performance in 1895 in Berlin, when Mahler was 35 years old, with Mahler himself conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Scored for a huge orchestra and male/female choir (it also has an offstage mini-orchestra), it lasts around 90 minutes. Apparently, it was voted the fifth-greatest symphony of all time in a survey of conductors carried out in 2016 by the BBC Music Magazine. (Mahler’s 9th was voted the 4th greatest, just behind Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony!). Just for your interest, the entire top ten symphonies of all time in this conductors’ vote were as follows: Read the rest of this entry »
Introduction: A Relevant Question
Amidst all the individual lamentations, endless media malarkey and public posturing from politicians, billionaires and various other “dignitaries” about the very rapid burning-down of much of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, I want to ask a highly relevant question: What Would Jesus Think? In fact, I generally like to extend that question to say What Would Jesus & His Apostles Think? That’s because Jesus left it to His apostles to expand on His teaching and His desires for His church. This is a serious query; not only because Christ is the Head of the Church (as I will show below) but in all the media frenzy that I have observed since the conflagration occurred, I have not seen a single journalist pose it. (N.B. I use the term “journalist” very loosely here as there are very few genuine ones left!).
Identifying the True Church & its Foundation
My purpose here is not to join the chorus of civic sadness about the destruction of a manmade monument but to examine the true spiritual significance which lies behind Read the rest of this entry »
INTRODUCTION: Yesterday, I put an image on Facebook with the words: “When you see the powermongers driving this ‘civilisation’ to its destiny, in gleeful celebration of human hubris and in opposition to the Divine will, one can only mutedly mutter one thing in astonishment: ‘Now is their hour and that of the power of darkness’”. What did I mean by that? What is “their hour” and what does it have to do with “the power of darkness”? Well, those last words are based on something which Christ said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple guard, and the elders who had come out to arrest Him in the garden of Gethsemane. His exact words were:
“Have you come out with swords and clubs like you would against an outlaw? Day after day when I was with you in the temple courts, you did not arrest me. But this is your hour, and that of the power of darkness!” (Gospel of Luke, chapter 22, verses 52-53)
Those final words of His to them make the hair stand up on the back of my neck. If I had been amongst those doing the arresting (if there was still anything benevolent left in me to be reached by Truth and sanity), those words would have stopped me dead in my tracks. I would want to know what they meant, for they have a ring of terrible Read the rest of this entry »
TO SAY THAT THE UK HAS BECOME BREXIT-OBSESSED WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT. It’s just wall-to-wall BREXIT everywhere one turns. People are being driven to distraction by it. Families have been divided. Marriages have broken down. Friends have turned against each other. Communities have been divided. In fact, everything has gone more or less the way I thought it would when the original Referendum vote took place. There is nothing clever in that prediction because, as with any psychological operation (Psyop) involving mind-control and the clever use of Trigger-Stimuli, it is fairly easy to forecast how it will run because conditioned people are very Pavlov-doggishly predictable. After these nearly three years of mayhem, I still maintain that Brexit has been one big trap organised by the power-elite — for both those who voted to leave and those who voted to remain — designed to generate certain conditions which would be favourable to their endgame. I will say much more about this later on in this piece. Read the rest of this entry »
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Introduction: The Myth of a Matriarchy
Any analysis of the workings of satanic activity in society would be incomplete if it did not investigate the influences of modern feminism, especially in relation to its claims about the existence of a so-called “patriarchy” and the parallel favourable referencing of an alleged benign matriarchy in ancient societies which many feminists wish to see reinstated today and which they allege will completely change the world.
In my book, “Narrow Gate ~ Pathway Strait”, I referred a number of times to the unique vulnerability of women in relation to spiritual influences and their susceptibility to wacky spiritual notions and dark deceptions swathed in false light which therefore make them sound benevolent to the naïve or over-zealous. I have seen this happen many times and received many anecdotes about it. No doubt a number will accuse me of rampant “sexism” here. Such an accusation is merely a convenient way of bypassing reality by hiding behind a made-up label concocted in support of an ideology. Despite my great love for women (especially those who are truly liberated), I have to be honest about what I have observed to be true. So, in this paper, let us crack wide open the misplaced notion of an oppressive “patriarchy” and the myth of a magnanimous “matriarchy”. Read the rest of this entry »
💥 70 – I S – T H E – N E W – 50! 💥 (and other news too, for which see below) At each measured age, we think that we’ve reached a pinnacle and are at the top of our game; but it’s nothing compared to the future pinnacles which we’ll achieve later down the line. Each imagined “pinnacle” is just a stepping-stone to the next. I feel as if I’ve got more energy, verve, zest or vim today at seventy years old than I had twenty years ago, when I was a mere fledgling and comparative ignoramus in relation to who I am now (and in each single moment I am a total ignoramus compared to the next! 🙂 ). I certainly have more boldness today than ever before and am continually filled with a “nothing-left-to-lose” mindset. For some years previous to this one —having allowed myself to be way too daunted by adverse circumstances — I’d felt as if I was “underground” or Read the rest of this entry »
WHEN MUSIC AND A PRAYER TO THE CREATOR OF THE COSMOS COME TOGETHER, anything can happen! Just try this 9th century Latin prayer of invocation to the Holy Spirit, “Veni, Creator Spiritus!” (Come, Creator Spirit of God!), set to music as the first part of Gustav Mahler’s 8th Symphony. The whole symphony (which plays in the concert hall for between 80 and 90 minutes!) was written in less than two months between June and August 1906. This link is just for the first part of the symphony, which lasts for 25 minutes. Mahler wrote about it: “I saw the whole piece immediately before my eyes, and Read the rest of this entry »