Saw this linked in comments to the zerohedge article regarding fast-tracking jabs for 5-11 year olds:(Gaby) Is there any reason why they have this deadline of the 15th of October to get everyone vaccinated? Is there a reason?
In ancient Roman religion, the October Horse (Latin Equus October) was an animal sacrifice to Mars carried out on October 15, coinciding with the end of the agricultural and military campaigning season.
The October Horse is named from the annual sacrifice to Mars in the Campus Martius during the month of October. It is the right-hand horse of the winning team in the two-horse chariot races. The customary competition for its head between the residents of the Suburra and those of the Sacra Via was no trivial affair; the latter would get to attach it to the wall of the Regia, or the former to the Mamilian Tower. Its tail was transported to the Regia with sufficient speed that the blood from it could be dripped onto the hearth for the sake of becoming part of the sacred rite (res divina).
In a separate passage, the Augustan antiquarian Verrius Flaccus adds the detail that the horse's head is adorned with bread.
Verrius Flaccus notes that the horse ritual was carried out ob frugum eventum, usually taken to mean "in thanks for the completed harvest" or "for the sake of the next harvest", since winter wheat was sown in the fall. The phrase has been connected to the divine personification Bonus Eventus, "Good Outcome," who had a temple of unknown date in the Campus Martius and whom Varro lists as one of the twelve agricultural deities. But like other ceremonies in October, the sacrifice occurred during the time of the army's return and reintegration into society, for which Verrius also accounted by explaining that a horse is suited for war, an ox for tilling. The Romans did not use horses as draft animals for farm work, nor chariots in warfare, but Polybius specifies that the victim is a war horse.
The ritual was held outside the pomerium, Rome's sacred boundary, presumably because of its martial character, but agriculture was also an extra-urban activity, as Vitruvius indicates when he notes that the correct sacred place for Ceres was outside the city (extra urbem loco). In Rome's early history, the roles of soldier and farmer were complementary:
This polyvalence was characteristic of the god for whom the sacrifice was conducted, since among the Romans Mars brought war and bloodshed, agriculture and virility, and thus both death and fertility within his sphere of influence.In early Rome agriculture and military activity were closely bound up, in the sense that the Roman farmer was also a soldier. … In the case of the October Horse, for example, we should not be trying to decide whether it is a military, or an agricultural festival; but see it rather as one of the ways in which the convergence of farming and warfare (or more accurately of farmers and fighters) might be expressed.
The two-horse chariot races (bigae) that preceded the October Horse sacrifice determined the selection of the optimal victim. In a dual yoke, the right-hand horse was the lead or strongest animal, and thus the one from the winning chariot was chosen as the most potent offering for Mars.
Gregory Nagy sees horses and chariots, and particularly the chariot of Achilles, as embodying the concept of ménos, which he defines as "conscious life, power, consciousness, awareness," associated in the Homeric epics with thūmós, "spiritedness," and psychē, "soul," all of which depart the body in death. The gods endow both heroes and horses with ménos through breathing into them, so that "warriors eager for battle are literally 'snorting with ménos.'" A metaphor at Iliad 5.296 compares a man falling in battle to horses collapsing when they are unharnessed after exertions. Cremation frees the psychē from both thūmós and ménos so that it may pass into the afterlife; the horse, which embodies ménos, races off and leaves the chariot behind, as in the philosophical allegory of the chariot from Plato. The anthropological term mana has sometimes been borrowed to conceptualize the October Horse's potency, also expressed in modern scholarship as numen. The physical exertions of the hard-breathing horse in its contest are thought to intensify or concentrate this mana or numen.
In honoring the god who presided over the Roman census, which among other functions registered the eligibility of young men for military service, the festivals of Mars have a strongly lustral character. A lustration was performed in the Campus Martius following the census. Although lustral ceremonies are not recorded as occurring before the chariot races of the Equirria or the October Horse, it is plausible that they were, and that they were seen as a test or assurance of the lustration's efficacy.
J.G. Frazer pointed to a similar throwing away of food abundance as a background to the October Horse, which he saw as the embodiment of the "corn spirit". According to tradition, the fields consecrated to Mars had been appropriated by the Etruscan king Tarquinius Superbus for his private use. Accumulated acts of arrogance among the royal family led to the expulsion of the king. The overthrow of the monarchy occurred at harvest time, and the grain from the Campus Martius had already been gathered for threshing. Even though the tyrant's other property had been seized and redistributed among the people, the consuls declared that the harvest was under religious prohibition. In recognition of the new political liberty, a vote was taken on the matter, after which the grain and chaff were willingly thrown into the Tiber river. Frazer saw the October Horse as a harvest festival in origin, because it took place on the king's farmland in the autumn. Since no source accounts for what happens to the horse apart from the head and tail, it is possible that it was reduced to ash and disposed of in the same manner as Tarquin's grain.
George Devereux and others have argued that cauda, or οὐρά (oura) in Greek sources, is a euphemism for the penis of the October Horse, which could be expected to contain more blood for the suffimen. The tail itself, however, was a magico-religious symbol of fertility or power. The practice of attaching a horse's tail to a helmet may originate in a desire to appropriate the animal's power in battle; in the Iliad, Hector's horse-crested helmet is a terrifying sight. In the iconography of the Mithraic mysteries, the tail of the sacrificial bull is often grasped, as is the horse's tail in depictions of the Thracian Rider god, as if to possess its power. A pinax from Corinth depicts a dwarf holding his phallus with both hands while standing on the tail of a stallion carrying a rider; although the dwarf has sometimes been interpreted as the horse-threatening Taraxippus, the phallus is more typically an apotropaic talisman (fascinum) to ward off malevolence.
Satyrs and sileni, though later characterized as goat-like, in the Archaic period were regularly depicted with equine features, including a prominent horsetail; they were known for uncontrolled sexuality, and are often ithyphallic in art. Satyrs are first recorded in Roman culture as part of ludi, appearing in the preliminary parade (pompa circensis) of the first Roman Games. The tail of the wolf, an animal regularly associated with Mars, was said by Pliny to contain amatorium virus, aphrodisiac power. Therefore, a phallic-like potency may be attributed to the October Horse's tail without requiring cauda to mean "penis," since the ubiquity of phallic symbols in Roman culture would make euphemism or substitution unnecessary.
The Equus October occurred on the Ides of October. All Ides were sacred to Jupiter. Here as at a few other points in the calendar, a day sacred to Mars doubles up with that of another god. The Equus preceded the Armilustrium ("Purification of Arms") on October 19. Although most of Mars' festivals cluster in his namesake month of March (Martius), ceremonies pertaining to Mars in October are seen as concluding the season in which he was most active.
During the era of Wilhelm Mannhardt, J.G. Frazer and the Cambridge Ritualists, the October Horse was regarded as the embodiment of the "corn spirit", "conceived in human or animal form" in Frazer's view, so that "the last standing corn is part of its body—its neck, its head, or its tail." ("Corn" here means "grain" in general, not "maize".) In The Golden Bough (1890), Frazer regarded the horse's tail and blood as "the chief parts of the corn-spirit's representative," the transporting of which to the Regia brought the corn-spirit's blessing "to the king's house and hearth" and the community.
Dumézil argued that the October Horse preserved vestiges of a common Indo-European rite of kingship, evidenced also by the Vedic ashvamedha and the Irish inaugural sacrifice described by Giraldus Cambrensis as taking place in Ulster in the early medieval period. Perhaps the most striking similarity between the Vedic ritual and the Roman is that the sacrificial victim was the right-hand horse of a chariot team, though not the winner of a race in the Vedic rite. The head in the ashvamedha, signifying spiritual energy, was reserved as a talisman for the king afterwards; the middle of the horse embodied physical force; and the tail was grasped by the officiant and represented the fertility of livestock.
Quite a bit left out of that vid regarding the October Horse - I imaging few will access wiki for more info - better to just buy into the symbolic declaration of war via the Equus October and definitely don't connect it to harvest/agriculture, although maybe it's intended to symbolize the predicted "harvest" or portend supply chain disruption/food shortages/famine. Or just pattern recognition gone amuck. Oh, and btw - learning is fun!In Homo Necans, Walter Burkert saw the October Horse as a "sacrifice of dissolution" (hence his willingness to entertain the ancient tradition that associated it with the Fall of Troy), and the struggle for the head as an agon, a competitive contest that vents violence and rage, as do funeral games.
A: Experimentation, utilization and implementation.
Q: (L & T) Of what?
A: Human "resources." Plan falling into place for "harvest."
Q: (T) The new underground bases, along with all the old ones are for the coming harvest?
A: And other purposes of STS forces' plans.
Q: (T) And other STS plans... (L) What is this thing called 'The Harvest'?
A: What do you think?
Q: (L) Well, is that harvest in a negative event, or harvest in a positive one? I mean, as in the harvesting of the wheats and the tares...
Q: (T) Ok, let's go back to the beginning of the session, when we were talking about the acceleration/expansion on underground bases in preparation for the harvest. Is that world-wide, we're talking here?
A: Yes, but United States is focus, due to particularly cooperative power structure profile.
Q: (T) Do we want to ask about the power structure profile? (L) No, we know what that is; they agreed to work with them. But, what I would like to know is what particular steps are being taken, what particular activities are being stepped up?
A: Acquisition, staging, testing of planned activity.
Q: (L) And what is the planned activity?
A: Control of absolutely everything.
One of the two main elements of the forum, as I've understood it, is networking for the purposes of information gathering/discussion. -The other element is the Work. That is, to observe our mechanical natures and face our knots and personality flaws, etc. Which cannot be done alone. The purpose being to grind away at the automatic elements of our beings so that we might one day be able to claim in earnest to be aware, non-mechanical beings and thereby escape Plato's cave. -Or maybe increase the odds of surviving the Wave without having our souls smashed apart.I don't think having a difference of opinion is the same as having a "stung ego."
Are you implying there is something wrong with our having debated something here?
Why are you acting as if I need psychoanalysis all of a sudden, @Woodsman? Where is that coming from?
I don't have a problem debating an issue, by the way. So, I'm not sure where this "chin up" talk of yours is even coming from. Chin up implies I need a pep talk. But why do you even think that?
I notice that every time an issue is raised here where there are differences of opinion there's then this rush to settle it one way or the other, when in reality we're not all going to agree on every point. That is why I suggested that, as adults, we can agree to disagree. The moderators have made their decision hopefully having listened to opposing views on the matter, and so we end at that.
At least we learned who this interviewer was, which would not have been known by a lot of us here, including myself; and at least we learned it was his identity that was at issue. That would not have come out had I not asked what the censorship of this particular post was about.
The source of the tweet had another tweet linking to this unsurprising article of how the Con-19 Circus will progress.+300% in Suicide Attempts Among Children Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Paris, France:
- 20 October 2021
COVID vaccine makers brace for a variant worse than DeltaCompanies are updating vaccines and testing them on people to prepare for whatever comes next in the pandemic.
Pfizer’s chief executive, Albert Bourla, made a bold promise in June. Standing next to US President Joe Biden at a press conference in St Ives, UK, just before the G7 summit meeting, Bourla said that should the need arise for a new COVID-19 vaccine, his company could get one ready within 100 days.
The need he was referring to is the possible emergence of an ‘escape variant’ — a dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2 that evades the fledgling immunity established through vaccines and previous infections. No such strain has yet been identified, but Pfizer and other leading COVID-19 vaccine makers are gearing up for that scenario.
The Nature articles flows nicely into how Big Pharma operates. So it's worth to pull up this 2018 article which mentions mRNA and Profits so that we can refresh our memories of how they think.
Same 'ol same 'ol Games on the uninformed
Goldman Sachs analysts attempted to address a touchy subject for biotech companies, especially those involved in the pioneering “gene therapy” treatment: cures could be bad for business in the long run.
“Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” analysts ask in an April 10 report entitled “The Genome Revolution.”
“The potential to deliver ‘one shot cures’ is one of the most attractive aspects of gene therapy, genetically-engineered cell therapy and gene editing. However, such treatments offer a very different outlook with regard to recurring revenue versus chronic therapies,” analyst Salveen Richter wrote in the note to clients Tuesday. “While this proposition carries tremendous value for patients and society, it could represent a challenge for genome medicine developers looking for sustained cash flow.”
Richter cited Gilead Sciences’ treatments for hepatitis C, which achieved cure rates of more than 90 percent. The company’s U.S. sales for these hepatitis C treatments peaked at $12.5 billion in 2015, but have been falling ever since. Goldman estimates the U.S. sales for these treatments will be less than $4 billion this year, according to a table in the report.
“GILD is a case in point, where the success of its hepatitis C franchise has gradually exhausted the available pool of treatable patients,” the analyst wrote. “In the case of infectious diseases such as hepatitis C, curing existing patients also decreases the number of carriers able to transmit the virus to new patients, thus the incident pool also declines … Where an incident pool remains stable (eg, in cancer) the potential for a cure poses less risk to the sustainability of a franchise.”
The analyst didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Enjoy the show !!!So have faith in the choice you have already made long ago, and where necessary reaffirm it to yourself. Interestingly, the events that will play out in the near future will actually serve that purpose: they will confirm to you that the choice you made was the correct one (I'd say they already are).
Remember, your/our perception of life, it's meaning and the events unfolding right now are (according to the Cs) what is useful to the 'universe' in terms of 'transducing' certain energies that 'shape a new reality'. That process occurs naturally, you don't actually do anything to make it happen, other than staying the course as you are. Just a little reminder of the theory there. We'll see if it pans out.
I think that Malone missed, that it is still under evaluation on that site. Ivermectin is listed in table 2e: "Characteristics of Antiviral Agents That Are Apporved or Under Evaluation for the Tratment of COVID-19". Using WayBack Machine (can we trust them?), we can also conclude, that it was not "silently" added (snapshot from 06 August):
Sorry to hear. Stress is taking its toll. Thank you for your wise words, and try keep electrolytes and hydration levels in check.Evening everyone,
Just wanted to share the latest Mindmatters episode. It's absolutely brilliant. In my view it hits at the crux of what the opportunity before us presents and may also give us perspective on the possible trap of focusing on the external are forgetting to observe ourselves. This was an incredibly timely talk for me.
Tuesday I took my self to Emergency Room as I thought i was having a heart attack. I had never experienced that level of pain in my chest area, difficulty breathing, heart beating through my chest etc. They ran a heap of tests, Im still unvaccinated but wondered If i had myocarditis or something similar from the vaccinated shedding. Well all my tests came back good. So im pretty sure it was a panic attack. I have never experienced anything like it before and to drive myself to the ER at 7pm shows how worried I was.
Anyhow, This experience has sunk home fear, or the experience of fear and what it can do if I'm not conscious. I read a message about these Australian resilience centres being for the unvaxxed and that was enough. Having been on steady diet of protest videos plus conflict with my family in regards to me not taking the jab yet, i sent myself into shutdown.
Looking back and from the wisdom that Alan Francis explains its really focused me into being less obsessed with assumptions and ideas about the environment. our environment is going to change and shift, but are we observing ourselves? I know I have been so caught up in whats going on out there, i'm forgetting about the real aim of the work. Observing myself. As is mentioned in the interview, maybe times like these give us opportunities to make faster progress because we will see our buffers that much faster. And lately Im seeing my programs going nuts. My disassociation levels are creeping up and up. Im watching as my mind seeks fantasy and wishful thinking as a respite.
Gurdjieffs Fourth Way: Overcoming Fear and tyranny through self awareness
Just wanted to share my experience and i really encourage anyone who is thinking "well im out of here". It may add some perspective, and ideas of our responsibility to the universe and what that may look like. Also, the opportunity that is before us. It was inspiring and deeply informing and once again, I just want to express my deep gratitude to the Mindmatters