In tracking the events unfolding across the world this February I have paid close attention to their correlation to historic events in the same month. Occultic dates have continued to play a large role in the timing of current revolutions unfolding across the globe. The protests in Libya kicked off on February 15th, which was the third and final day of the Roman festival of Lupercalia. Naturally, Lupercalia was a festival of purification.
"The Lupercalia, by the time of its celebration, may seem to be a feast of purification, for it is solemnised on the dies nefasti, or non-court days, of the month February, which name signifies purification, and the very day of the feast was anciently called Februata; but its name is equivalent to the Greek Lycaea; and it seems thus to be of great antiquity, and brought in by the Arcadians who came with Evander. Yet this is but dubious, for it may come as well from the wolf that nursed Romulus; and we see the Luperci, the priests, begin their course from the place where they say Romulus was exposed. But the ceremonies performed in it render the origin of the thing more difficult to be guessed at; for there are goats killed, then, two young noblemen's sons being brought, some are to stain their foreheads with the bloody knife, others presently to wipe it off with wool dipped in milk; then the young boys must laugh after their foreheads are wiped; that done, having cut the goats' skins into thongs, they run about naked, only with something about their middle, lashing all they meet; and the young wives do not avoid their strokes, fancying they will help conception and childbirth. Another thing peculiar to this feast is for the Luperci to sacrifice a dog... If the sacrifice be by way of purification, a dog might very well be sacrificed, for the Greeks, in their illustrations, carry out young dogs, and frequently use this ceremony of periscylacismus, as they call it. Or if again it is a sacrifice of gratitude to the wolf that nourished and preserved Romulus, there is good reason in killing a dog, as being an enemy to wolves.
(Lives, Plutarch, pg. 42)
The Lupercalia may have had an even more bizarre origin if it originated from Greece. The Greeks had traditions of the Kallikantzari, werewolf like creatures that were said to be at licence during the 12 day period between December 25th and January 6th.
"...the Lupercalia in Rome, a winter (February) festival in which the priests of Pan behaved not unlike the Kallikantzari, plaguing women throughout the city by whipping them, a frequent substitute for what was at one time a human sacrifice, to make them fertile, and making general nuisances of themselves. Lupus is the Latin for 'wolf,' and the festival occurs later than the astronomical solstice, much as did the Anthesteria in Greece, to accommodate the advent of spring, as it is a fertility celebration."In addition to dressing up in wolf skins, the Greek priests likely consumed some type of entheogen to complete the transformation into the Kallikantzari before heading out in search of young maidens. I've written more on this ritual here.
(The Apples of Apollo, Ruck, Staples, and Heinrich, pg. 38)
Its also possible that the Celtic festival of Imbolc, normally celebrated on February 1st or 2nd, was originally recognized on February 12th. The Eastern Orthodox Church still celebrates the Christianizing, Candlemas, on the 12th. Imbolc and Candlemas alike are both purification celebrations dedicated to fertility goddesses, the Virgin Mary in the Christian version, Brigid in the Celtic. I've already discussed the significance of fertility goddesses to the uprisings now unfolding here.
In general February seems a favorable month for revolutionary pushes and political upheaval as well. For instance, February 11th marked not just the end Mubarak's regime in Egypt, but also the fall of the Shah in Iran, paving the way for Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The Roman Empire also witnessed its fair share of intrigue on this date as well. In 55 AD Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, died under the mysterious circumstances. His death paved the way for this rise Nero. An actual Roman Emperor, Gordian III, was assassinated by his own troops while campaigning in Zaitha on February the 11th as well.
February also marked the beginning of the great wave of revolutions that swept across Europe in 1848. It was also a big month for communism and fascism. In the former Soviet Union February 23rd marked Red Army Day, now Defender of the Fatherland Day, in honor of the Red Army's first victory over German forces in 1918. The year before, the first demonstrations of the February Revolution kicked off on the 23rd in Saint Petersburg. It was the first of two revolutions that would lead to the rise of communism in Russia and beyond. In 1920 the Nazi Party would be founded on February 24th.
Some have already drawn links between the uprisings in the Arab world this February and the revolutions of 1848. One of the best was done by Loren Coleman in another series of fantastic blogs he's done on the Egyptian uprising. I also sense a link with the events of 1848, but while 1848 was the beginning of a series of events that would unfold over the rest of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the recent events feel more like the latest links in an already unfolding chain.
One of the strangest things I find about 1848 is its bizarre connection to the number 72. The number 72 is of course hugely important in the kabbalah. Beginning in the 18th century a 72 year cycles becomes clear in which a series of political upheavals unfold. The first occurred in 1776, the second in 1848, the third in 1920, and the most recent in 1992. I am obviously not the first person to recognize this chain, but I can not remember from what source I was originally made aware of this theory, so apologies to whatever source I'm neglecting.
Anyway, the key events of 1776 were the Masonic led American Revolution and the founding of the Bavarian Illuminati. Both Masonry and Illuminism would have a profound effect on the revolutionary bent of the following century. The later statement is of course highly controversial, especially given how loosely the term 'Illuminati' is thrown around these days. In this case I am referring to the clear influence of Weishaupt's Bavarian order and its links to the French Revolution and the other 'populist' movements of the early 19th century. Masonry, frequently with overlap from Illuminism (especially in Europe) was also highly influencial in these movements. Rhodes scholar and the former head of the Library of Congress, James Billington, notes:
"Masonry imparted to the revolutionary tradition at birth the essential metaphor that revolutionaries used to understand their own mission down to the mid-nineteenth century; that an architect building a new and better structure for human society. Masons believed they were recreating in their fraternal societies the 'natural' condition of cooperation that prevailed among those earlier, artisan masons who shaped stones for a common building.
"The progression of each 'brother' from the stage of apprentice through journeyman to master required philosophical and philanthropic accomplishment rather than social status. 'Free' masonry was, thus, a moral meritocracy -implicitly subversive within any static society based on a traditional hierarchy. Men of intelligence and ambition in the eighteenth century often experienced within Masonic lodges a kind of brotherhood among equals not to be found in the aristocratic society outside...
"Most important for our story, Masonry was deliberately used by revolutionaries in the early nineteenth century as a model and a recruiting ground for their first conspiratorial experiments in political organization."
(Fire in the Minds of Men, pgs. 92-93)
On the historical Illuminati's role in the French Revolution after it had allegedly been whiped out by the Bavarian authorities, Billington writes:
"The substantial German influx into Paris itself included former Illuminists like the Saxon physician of Philip of Orleans, Jean-Geoffrey Saiffert, the Frey brothers, and the journalist Rebmann. Occult -possibly Illuminist -influence is detectable in Babeuf's first clear statement of his communist objectives early in 1795 -inviting a friend to 'enter into he sacred mysteries of agarianism' and accepting fidelity from a chevalier de l'orde des egaux. Babeuf's subsequent first outline for his conspiracy spoke of a 'circle of adherents' 'advancing by degree' from les pays limotrophes to transform the world. Babeuf's secret, hierarchical organization resembled that of the Illuminists...
"Such borrowings from Illuminism seem substantial enough to challenge the long-accepted judgement of the leading students of the subject that, after 1790, Illuminism 'having disappeared from history... lived on only in legend.' There seems good reason to believe that Illuminist influence was not so much a 'legend' as an imperfectly perceived reality. The same historian's perplexed observation that 'the police legend' about Illuminists began to 'develop with more amplitude and originality' in the Napoleonic era points to a surprising source of Illuminist influence. Illuminist ideas influenced revolutionaries not just through left-wing proponents, but also through right-wing opponents. As the fears of the Right became the fascination of the Left, Illuminism gained a paradoxical posthumous influence far greater than it had exercised as a living movement."
(Ibid, pgs. 97-99)
1848 witnessed the various workers' revolutions across Europe in addition to the publishing of the Communist Manifesto. These events would be instrumental to the rise of communism in the 20th century. 1920 ushered in the rise of fascism with the founding of the Nazi Party and the rapid rise of the Italian Fascist Party. Fascism has continued to play a major role in the 20th century, especially within NASA and the US intelligence community, despite its alleged defeat after the second World War. This was largely due to Operation Paperclip.
"...Russian troops were advancing towards Peenemuende from the east and would capture the Nazi rocket scientists and their laboratories, factories, and blueprints, thus permitting the Soviets unprecedented access to the 'art of German engineering.' Policy makers in Washington knew that the next major conflicts would be fought between the United States and the Soviet Union, and they could not permit the Russians to have the upper hand in technology. It was of utmost importance that those scientists -or as many of them as possible -made it to American shores, out of reach of the Russians and, more importantly perhaps, pressed into service to the United States.The final flight of the space shuttle Discovery on February 24th was a nice shout out to NASA's origins in Nazism.
"Most people who have heard of Paperclip assume that it was a program to bring Nazi scientists to the United States to assist the space program, a concept that is at least partially true. There was much more to Paperclip -and subsequent Nazi recruitment -than rocket science, however. Nazi medical personnel were also recruited, as well as psychological warfare experts and, with the Gehlen Organization, spies, assassins and saboteurs. Eventually, some of these imported Nazi war criminals wound up holding impressive executive positions in American industry, principally high-technology firms in the aerospace and military hardware industries...
"By the time Paperclip was over, thousands of Nazi scientists -many of them accused of war criminals who had participated in some of the war's worst outrages -had managed to find homes in the United States, South America and other locations. In many cases, they brought their families with them as well. And while the Paperclip agents were seeking scientists, other organizations were looking for Nazi espionage agents and recruiting them by the thousands to work for the United States and Great Britain against the Soviets."
(Sinister Forces Book One, Peter Levenda, pgs. 134-137)
1992 seems to have marked the rise of globalism after Bush I's infamous 'New World Order' speech on September 11, 1990, the fall of the Soviet Union in the last week of 1991 and the 1992 Maastricht Treaty that ushered in the European Union. Much of the negotiations on NAFTA were conducted in 1992 as well, though it wouldn't be signed into law until 1993 by Bill Clinton.
Of course, we're still in the early stages of globalism. Communism didn't gain real political power until the 20th century, several decades after the events of 1848. The Cryptocracy isn't likely to wait that long for globalism to take hold and has acted accordingly. One of the key objectives to bring about globalism is a process of 'Balkanization' that we've witnessed throughout Eastern Europe since the fall of the Soviet Union. Here nation states are progressively broken down into smaller and smaller units as the peoples within continue to hate one and other over the competition for scarce resources rather than the Cryptocracy that causes the scarcity. The events unfolding now, in February 2011, appear to be a part of this strategy. Full scale tribal warfare amongst the various peoples in the Muslim world would be the best gift imaginable to the Cryptocracy come Christmas time.
The next phrase will inevitably be to bring the 'revolution' home, which already seems to be occurring. At the end of a prior post I noted that media has already been proclaiming a 'War on Police' breaking out across the US despite the fact that police fatalities are lower now than in the early part of the 00s and much lower than in either the 1920s or 1970s when there were far fewer cops on the streets. Then there's the Loughner shooting spree coming a little over a year after the 2010 Austin plane suicide attack on an IRS building. Over the past week we've been bombarded with the Wisconsin budget protests, an event seemingly designed to pit normal people against one and other in the name of political ideologies, be they 'left' or 'right', that ceased having any relevancy decades ago. Regardless of how this turns out, nothing on the streets will look any different. We seem to be on course for a year of rage both domestically and internationally, seemingly to the delight of the Cryptocracy.
In a display of utter contempt, psychological warfare against the American public was subtly acknowledged on Nazi Party Day via this piece:
"The U.S. army reportedly deployed a specialized ''psychological operations' team in 2009 to help convince American legislators to boost funding and troop numbers for the war inI put that last line in bold because that has to be the biggest crock of shit I've read in some time, and I read some doozies on a daily basis. Like the MSM's 'War on Police' meme, for instance.
"Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, a three-star general in charge of training Afghan troops, ordered the operation, Rolling Stone Magazine reported in a story published late on Wednesday.
"An officer in charge of the unit objected when he was ordered to pressure the visiting senators and was harshly reprimanded by superiors, according to the magazine.
"'My job in psy-ops is to play with people's heads, to get the enemy to behave the way we want them to behave,' the officer, Lt. Colonel Michael Holmes, told Rolling Stone.
"'I'm prohibited from doing that to our own people. When you ask me to try to use these skills on senators and congressman, you're crossing a line,' he added.
"Miklaszewski also pointed out that using such tactics on U.S. citizens is against regulations and not to be done under any circumstances."
The Cryptocracy seems hell bent on bringing it 'all back home' so to speak and that does not bode well. Most of the American population still considers the NFL labor negations and the Carmelo Anthony trade to be the most pressing pieces of news in the world during this past week. Many that have some awareness of what's going on are becoming ever frustrated and falling into what I like to think of as 'Soldier-of-the Apocolyspe' mode, which can lead to a violent reaction against the mass American.
Perhaps all these calls for a 'summer of rage' may finally come true, only not in the way many proponents may have envisioned.