This is a stunning
story from essentially reliable sources, as well as a century long back story
and the current recognition that a simple protocol cleanses malaria from the
blood stream inside of hours. It is also
no trick to apply this anywhere and it is also a core method of purifying water
with decades of application history.
We suddenly have a way
to shelter human society from malaria directly through the water system so the
disease can never generate a reservoir.
So far this story is
too good to be true and may just be that.
Yet the agency is simple to use and confirm by any victim. Red Cross foot dragging may be questionable,
or it could be an excess of caution or the results are all fraudulent, except
then we would hear that. Silence is an
admission of guilt as to motive by the Red Cross itself.
In the meantime this
story is not going to be allowed to die.
Proof: MMS cures
malaria, despite Red Cross cover-up
The International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC),
the parent organization of the more widely known American Red Cross, is
currently engaged in a massive cover-up of a simple, non-toxic cure for
malaria. A recent field trial conducted with a team of Red Cross humanitarian
workers in Uganda found that 100 percent of malaria victims treated with a
simple solution mixed in water were healed within 24 to 48 hours -- but
now the Red Cross is disassociating from the findings, claiming the trial never
A leaked documentary film recently posted to YouTube shows a team of experts
heading to the small Ugandan village of Iganga, where a joint trial evaluating
the effects of sodium chlorite activated to produce chlorine dioxide, a
solution more popularly known as MMS, took place back in December with the help
of Ugandan Red Cross workers. The film, which features a number of Red Cross
officials and other workers administering the solution to local villagers,
details the progress of the trial from start to finish, highlighting its
You can watch the film here:
Narrated by Klaas Proesmans, CEO of the Water Reference Center, a group
affiliated with the Red Cross, the film demonstrates how MMS is an
effective treatment and cure for malaria, and how it has the potential to
improve the quality of life for millions of people living in Africa and
elsewhere by preventing millions of needless deaths. Specifically, the film highlights how every
single villager given MMS as part of the field trial was cleared of malaria in
two days or less, an astounding success rate that is worthy of further inquiry.
"Every other day we had around 150 to maybe 200 patients,"
participate in the study, states Proesmans in the film. "In total, we
identified 154 malaria positive patients, together with the local health
authorities or the doctors. All of them were treated. All of them were, between
24 hours and 48 hours, malaria negative ... without any side effects."
The film also features many others who divulge the benefits of MMS as observed
during the study, focusing as well on how existing water treatment protocols
involving sodium chlorite are already helping local villagers avoid or become
cured of malaria. The obvious takeaway from the film, in other words, is that
MMS holds incredible potential for curing malaria quickly, inexpensively, and
safely, something that any humanitarian-minded individual or organization,
including the Red Cross, should welcome with open arms.
the Red Cross as a humanitarian organization really all about helping people?
rather than acknowledge these powerful findings and look into them further, the
Red Cross dragged its feet in analyzing the data and proceeded with business as
usual, without any further inquiry into the potential benefits of MMS. When
pressed, the organization later denied having any affiliation with the
research, implying that no trial was ever even conducted. Now that actual
footage of the trial has been leaked, however, the Red Cross has some
serious explaining to do.
"To date, the Red Cross has done nothing with the results, except, of
course ... to hide the truth and tell lies," says Leo Koehof, an MMS
specialist who was involved with producing the film. "This is equivalent
to genocide," he adds, noting that even Klaas Proesmans, who was featured
in the film as an apparent proponent of MMS, has backed off and disassociated
himself from the findings.
Proesmans and the Red Cross apparently take their cues from the much larger
medical-industrial complex and its "humanitarian" affiliates, which
are apparently disinterested in actually finding a cure for malaria. If they
really were all about saving lives as they claim, then they would take
seriously the findings of this buried field trial and conduct further research
on MMS. But their actions prove that they are more interested in towing the
status quo rather than actually helping people.
Be sure to check out the film on the MMS trial here:
the late 90s, in the jungle of Guyana, South America, I discovered a cure for
Malaria--A disease that now kills about 1.2 million people a year. Since then,
I’ve diligently worked to get this discovery, which I call MMS, into the
mainstream. It appears there are those who would rather I, and my discovery go
away. I won’t bother you with the details. They’re in my books and all over the
late 2012, Leo Koehof, one of my associates, along with the Uganda Red Cross,
the International Red Cross and the Water Reference Center, came together to
perform a test to once and for all determine if MMS really works. Something I and
others had proven many times over.
malaria victims were treated and easily cured to the SURPRISE of the Red Cross
staff. Then, to OUR surprise... the Red Cross dragged their feet for months,
refusing to announce the results. Finally, when we pushed the issue, they came
out with a public statement saying they strongly dissociate themselves from the
claim of a ‘miracle’ solution to defeat malaria. Furthermore, they claim they
were never involved in any “clinical trials.” There were 3 different people from
around the world who documented the test by video, not including the actual
medical documents the Red Cross generated. One was our man Leo, who released
his video recently. Then, there was a local Ugandan video guy, and another, I
believe, from Holland.
other day, we were informed that the guy from Uganda had completed a video that
unquestionably documents that the test really happened. This video has been
sitting on YouTube--unlisted--since January of this year.
now invite you to watch this revealing video that proves MMS, which is sodium
chlorite plus an activator, cures malaria. A video of a test that supposedly
never happened! When you’re done watching, I would like to ask you for ONE
small favor: Please let your friends and family know about this secret that the
Red Cross apparently doesn’t want anyone to know. Just post a link to this
video on your Facebook or wherever you wish… and help spread the word.
for listening... Here’s the video:
name is Klaas Proesmans. I am the CEO and founder of the Water Reference
Center; affiliated with the International Federation of Red Crosses and Red
Crescents. My career started at the Belgian Special Forces; and as a career
with general aviation, which is private jets. Followed by a career as Director
of Operations with Virgin Airlines. Now why do I mention this? Because my
career was always about getting high results, under a lot of pressure, with
very few tools. It’s always been like that with Special Forces. It’s been like
that in the airline business. It is like that with humanitarian operations. We
came across a number of interesting technologies. Always in the field of water,
health, energy. We came across one of those purifying systems that already
exists… and it’s probably a little over a hundred years. And it’s a purifying
system based upon sodium chlorite. And, the first records of use of this sodium
chlorite was actually in Flanders; like maybe 20km from my home town in
Ostende. Where we have a spa; and in that spa before the first World War… 1914…
1918, there were able to help people with skin diseases… small infections…
always with the use of sodium chlorite. It has been said and written that the
use of sodium chlorite cleans the body within one hour to four hours of the
malaria parasite. And that was too good to be true, not to go further and do
an investigation. Through our network… since we are affiliated with the
International Red Cross we contacted a number of national societies where
malaria is present. One of them was Uganda. We contacted the National Society
Secretary General. We explained what the intentions were. And, we came over
here just to look at the field what different steps one need to make in order
to do this kind of test… pilot case. We visited the Naitonal Drug Agency; the
Ministry of Health; all the people that have something to do with public health
and purifying of water. We identified a village… actually it is the National
Society who identified a village. We had nothing to do with it. They chose
Iganga. It has been chosen by the Red Cross National Society for two reasons.
One, because the National Authorities use sodium chlorite as a way to purify
water, which is exactly the same way as our Water Reference Center purifies
water. Second reason is, because they do have ongoing water and sanitation
programs in that area, which is very convenient to the Water Reference Center.
Because, what we actually want to do in this month of December is look at the
effect that sodium chlorite has on the human body after being offered a glass
of water. We started with mobilizing the local population. We had the use, or
the cooperation of the National Society. Lots of volunteers went on their
bikes, bicycles, cars, motorbikes… whatever you have… all around the streets.
The first day of operation we gathered about 163 patients from all the villages
around, and we identified only 5 malaria positive people.
Here is another
plant that has anti cancer effects to add to our steadily increasing arsenal of
plant based curatives. The problem of
course for most victims, by the time you discover the problem, the horse is
running and catching it from a cold start is well nigh impossible from a cold
start. This pretty well drives drastic
intervention which usually ends up as a stop gap that also weakens the
However we will
add it to our list of good foods and recall that switching to a pure vegan diet
immediately is strongly indicated. This
makes the system alkaline as does strong doses of baking soda. Thus adding in additional cancer fighting
plants ups the assault on the cancer.
the disease is still the best cure but unlikely in our world for most. By the time you pay attention you are already
a captive audience.
Vine Stops Cancer Cold
I’ve finally replanted all the cerasee in my yard.
If you remember, I wrote to you recently about how
this healing vine used to grow along my fence. Until my neighbor read that it
was a weed and he killed it all with Roundup.
True, it’s not very well known in the West.
Apparently not even by the botanists at the University of Florida where my
neighbor got his information.
But this lime-green vine that grows wild in Jamaica,
and now at my house again, deserves more respect.
Especially since it fights cancer.
The Jamaicans who eat the reddish-orange fruit and
its seeds are known for their iron-hard bones and incredible health.
My friend Ivey Harris, the last living descendant of
the 500-year tradition of Maroon herbalists in Jamaica, tells me that they’ve
been making tea and tonics from the leaves for centuries. They use it to cure
rashes, stomach pain and diabetes.
Cerasee, or bitter melon, has so many healing
properties that researchers brought it to the University of Miami to study it.
They discovered that an enzyme in the ripe fruit can inhibit growth of cancer
A recent study looked at a compound called
“kuguaglycoside C” that’s in the leaves of cerasee. They found that the extract
killed off cancer cells of the nerve tissue (neuroblastoma) in just 48 hours.1
One of the ways it works is by increasing
“apoptosis-inducing factor” or AIF inside the cancer cells. This stops the
cancer cells from making energy, and tells them to shut down and die off.
Another compound in cerasee called DMC works to kill
breast cancer tumor cells.2 Extracts of cerasee also fight hepatitis B,
and kill off liver cancer cells.3
A fatty acid that’s in both the fruit and the seeds
called alpha-eleostearic acid kills off leukemia cells and colon cancer cells
The leaves are also an excellent choice for skin
problems. Researchers have discovered that cerasee interferes with an enzyme
that’s been linked to psoriasis.
Ivey tells me that for many skin problems, or even
just to have naturally healthier and cleaner skin, they crush cerasee leaves
and add them to their baths.
The Maroon healers traditionally use cerasee for
diabetes – although they didn’t understand the causes or progression of the
disease. Still, they made a good choice, because cerasee contains a compound
that helps normalize blood sugar5 – a major problem for diabetics.
When I traveled to India I found bitter melon there,
too. Although Ayurvedic medicine, the oldest system of medicine in the world,
calls it karela.
I always have faith that something works when I see
the same tradition of use spring up in totally unrelated places around the
Ayurveda treats diabetes with it as well. And like
the Maroon tradition from thousands of miles away, having had no contact with
each other, both cultures use cerasee to help strengthen eyesight. Turns out it
has the nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin which both improve eyesight.
The fruit looks a bit different in India, with
pointier ends, and they use it in their cooking when it’s still green.
I sometimes use cerasee in my cooking, too. I cut
the green fruit open lengthwise without peeling. Then I remove the seeds and
the unripened fruit from inside and chop it like a green pepper. Then I boil
them until the pieces are tender, and add them to my stir-fry.
I also like cerasee (momordica charantia) because
you can use the leaves and the flower to make a detoxifying and purging daily
tonic or tea. In Jamaica, they usually use the young leaves to make “bush tea”
and drink it for breakfast. All you have to do to make it is:
Add 10 grams of dried or fresh cerasee leaves to ¼
liter of boiling water
Simmer on low for 5 minutes
Turn off the heat and steep for 10 minutes
Strain off the tea into a cup
To make it sweeter, add a bit of brown sugar and
Two or three years ago
we had the egregious spectacle of the leading candidate for the presidency of France
or some such post, brought down by a sudden allegation of attempted rape by a
New York chamber maid. It all since has
pretty well gone away but not without smashing the man’s career.
In the meantime, the
leader of Italy carries on like Caligula in his prime making one wish for a
restoration of that other fine Roman custom of a sharp knife from a best friend.
Whatever the result
here, it will be handled professionally and compassionately as that is what the
Church brought to our civilization, however imperfectly. In the meantime we read nonsense.
Pope Francis is strengthening
the virtue of humility in the Catholic Church and this is welcome. Without question there are long festering
errors to resolve but starting with humility is a good start. Do not forget that problems of this sort are
identifiable and been caused by people, can be resolved by people. One can only look at the confrontation with
the problem of pedophiles that did finally get handled and cleansed. Could if
have been sooner? Of course. However it could never have been even started
until society itself understood the problem and also confronted its own
failings. The Church, the boy scouts,
our teachers all needed to confront the reality that they were even unwittingly
an office of enablement that a blind eye had been turned to for centuries.
Today our communities
are aware of the risks and this allows all our institutions to resolve
historical abuses. It is not entirely
over yet but it is certainly well begun.
And now we want to jump
all over homosexuality. That is what makes this piece of gossip so
annoying. It is not the homosexuality
that is an issue here, but whether or not the prelate broke his vow of
chastity. He may well not have but that
is surely something between him and his superior. It certainly appears that he was reckless in appearances.
As it is, I consider priestly
chastity as a not so divinely inspired historical anomaly that served the Church
well this past Millennia to prevent dynastic ambitions within the fabric of the
Church. Those are gone now and it needs
a Divine rethinking to strengthen the Church.
After all, couples are today living well past the demands of child
rearing and sustaining an active old agvge that is now likely to run between 60
and 90 years of age. This population is
a natural recruiting ground for pastoral work.
Gay scandal at the
heart of the Vatican: Pope Francis faces his first crisis
Francis is discovering just what a nasty place the Vatican can be. Having acknowledged
that there was a "gay lobby" in the Curia, the Pope has been told
that the man he's appointed to be prelate of the Vatican Bank, Monsignor
Battista Ricca, has an allegedly scandalous gay past. Moreover, Ricca is not
only Francis's personal representative at the bank: he's also Director of
the Domus Santa Marta, where Francis has chosen to live. Indeed, the Pope
often eats with the 57-year-old Ricca, whose supposed sexual indiscretions are
the subject of an explosive article by Sandro Magister, Vatican expert
of L'Espresso magazine.
best guide through this troubling affair is Dr Robert Moynihan, one of the most
respected of all commentators on Vatican affairs and the author of a new book
about Pope Francis. I receive his email newsletter, the Moynihan Report, in
which he sets out the sequence of events:
a 57-year-old Italian prelate is a career Vatican diplomat who … in the past
year, has directed the Domus Santa Marta, where the Pope is now living. In his
post at the Secretariat of State, Ricca was in charge of accounting for all
financial expenditures in all the nunciatures of the world. So he has a certain
competence in economic matters.
staff confirm that he is a considerate, thoughtful man. I myself, during recent
stays in the Domus, have spoken with him several times, and he has spoken
eloquently of the need for Christians to live out the Christian faith,
especially through acts of charity toward the poor and needy.
these years, Ricca got to know Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio [who] came not only to
know Ricca, but to trust him.
Bergoglio became Pope, and decided to remain in the Domus Santa Marta, he
turned to Ricca, with whom he often took his meals at the great central table
in the dining room, to help him in his work of cleaning up and reforming the
Roman Curia, one of the main things the cardinals asked for in the days leading
up to the conclave.
June 15, the Pope named Ricca to perhaps the key post in the overall effort to
reform the curia: his personal representative at the Vatican bank, to oversee
every aspect of the managment and reform of the bank.
the Vatican bank is a very important "nodal point" for the Curia and
for the Church, the Pope's decision to appoint Ricca as his "eyes and
ears" at the bank immediately made Ricca much more important than he had
ever been before, and a potential target of those who might wish that something
up until now hidden at the Vatican bank might not come to light.
other words, if there were any "weak points" in Ricca's personal or
professional past that could be used either to condition, control, or discredit
him, his appointment might have made it urgent (to some) to discover those
"weak points," and then make use of them.
July 3, Magister – himself a renowned Vaticanologist – ran an articleclaiming there was evidence that
Ricca had engaged in "scandalous behaviour" while in the nunciature
in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 2000 and 2001. But there were no specifics. As
Moynihan says, it seemed like a public warning to Pope Francis. Nothing
happened. Then Magister published a much more damning article,
entitled "The Prelate of the Gay Lobby". He wrote:
black hole in Ricca's personal history is the period he spent in Uruguay, in
Montevideo, on the northern shore of the Rio de la Plata, across from Buenos
arrived at this nunciature in 1999, when the mandate of the nuncio Francesco De
Nittis was coming to an end. Previously he had served at the diplomatic
missions of Congo, Algeria, Colombia, and finally Switzerland.
in Bern, he had met and become friends with a captain of the Swiss army,
Patrick Haari. The two arrived in Uruguay together. And Ricca asked that his
friend be given a role and a residence in the nunciature.
nuncio rejected the request. But a few months later he retired and Ricca,
having become the chargé d'affaires “ad interim" until the appointment of
the new nuncio, assigned Haari a residence in the nunciature, with a regular
position and salary.
the Vatican they let it go. The substitute for general affairs in the
secretariat of state at the time was Giovanni Battista Re, a future cardinal,
he too originally from the diocese of Brescia.
intimacy of the relations between Ricca and Haari was so open as to scandalize
numerous bishops, priests, and laity of that little South American country, not
last the sisters who attended to the nunciature.
new nuncio, Janusz Bolonek of Poland, who arrived in Montevideo at the
beginning of 2000, also found that “ménage” intolerable immediately, and
informed the Vatican authorities about it, insisting repeatedly to Haari that
he should leave. But to no use, given his connections with Ricca.
early 2001 Ricca also got into a scrape over his reckless conduct. One day,
having gone as on other occasions – in spite of the warnings he had received –
to Bulevar Artigas, to a meeting place for homosexuals, he was beaten and had
to call some priests to take him back to the nunciature, with his face swollen.
August of 2001, another mishap. In the middle of the night the elevator of the
nunciature got stuck and in the early morning the firemen had to come. They
found trapped in the car, together with Monsignor Ricca, a young man who was
identified by the police authorities.
Bolonek asked that Ricca be sent away from the nunciature and Haari fired
immediately. And he got the go-ahead from the secretary of state, Cardinal
dragging his heels, was transferred to the nunciature of Trinidad and Tobago,
where he remained until 2004. There as well he butted heads with the nuncio.
Finally to be called to the Vatican and removed from diplomatic service on the
Uruguay, the facts reported above are known to dozens of persons: bishops,
priests, sisters, laypeople. Without counting the civil authorities, from
security forces to fire protection. Many of these persons have had direct
experience of these facts, at various moments.
at the Vatican as well there are those who know about them. The nuncio at the
time, Bolonek, always expressed himself with severity with regard to Ricca, in
reporting to Rome.
yet a blanket of public silence has covered until today these past episodes of
if the article was intended to force Francis's hand, it didn't work. To quote
again, the Pope was not moved. He authorized Father Lombardi [his press
officer] to deny the allegations, saying that Magister's report was "not
trustworthy," and he did not ask for Ricca's immediate resignation.
now the world is wondering: what is the truth? Why are these allegations
emerging now, instead of (for example) when the Pope decided to stay in the
Domus, directed by Ricca?
is the Pope not asking for Ricca's resignation, removing even the suspicion of
scandal from the initial efforts of his pontificate to reform the Roman Curia?
the past week, a couple of well-informed priests have contacted me about this
crisis. Both noticed the same detail in Magister's second report. When
allegations about Ricca were flying around, one of the Vatican officials who
apparently chose not to act was Giovanni Battista Re – who went on to
become a cardinal and Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. Re is loathed by
traditionalists, who blame him for undermining the pontificate of Benedict XVI;
certainly as Prefect until 2010 he arranged the appointment of many bishops who
were out of sympathy with Benedict's liturgical and theological opinions – and,
also, he didn't handle the paedophile scandals with any skill. The last thing
conservatives want is for Re to start flexing his muscles under the new regime;
perhaps the Ricca affair will curb his ambitions.
are we to make of all this? Moynihan is surely right that this is a crucial
juncture in Francis's pontificate – his first crisis, and not a small one. But
I think Moynihan hits exactly the right note when he writes:
have been a Vaticanist for a quarter century. In those years, I have seen many
cases when what seems to be true at first glance is not the truth, or not the
whole truth. There is information, and there is disnformation. There are
maneuvers to gain influence or to ward off change. This can even include
discrediting a person with false charges. We must be very attentive to weigh
all evidence and to ask: Is it true? Who provided the evidence? For what
purpose or goal? Why now? And, could the facts have a more innocent explanation
than appears at first glance? In short, we have to be cautious, and careful,
metaphor for mental disturbances has often been productive, whatever one may
think of the actuality of such an entity.
Not though that key differences exist compared to the many common mental
disturbances we all must confront in those around us.
persists of course and what is needed is active reporting of all cases in order
to observe predictable patterns and understand therapy success. All the real challenges chase away the
doctors who cannot help at all. Thus it
falls upon a handful who are tasked to confront these problems. Of course, no records are kept.
I find the
utility of Latin interesting and Hebrew in particular for Satan even more
suggestive. There is a real language
barrier that I would never have assumed or guessed.
contemplating this stuff.
New North, 'Rhinelander', Wisconsin - 12 October
Description of the Operation, by a Believer
The possessed woman of [?] is cured now, not by the
doctors, who were unable to do anything for her, but by the theological science
of the cure of the parish and the firmness of Monsignor [?oux], Bishop of
Versailles, which shows that exorcism has its reasons for existence and that
“possession” is as real as hysteria. As a matter of fact, the church has never
laid down her arms in the presence of the the devils.
There are four principal signs through which the possessed one is recognized.
First, no known remedy relieves him; second, he speaks of incidents and
facts beyond his natural reach, and which nobody has revealed to him;
third, he foretells events and speaks several languages unknown to him before
his affliction; fourth, in the presence of a priest and at sacred ceremonies
he trembles, suffers pain, writhes and blasphemes.
[ this is pretty
clear cut and quite distinct from the natural range of mental disturbances that
we commonly encounter – arclein ]
The Catholic priests and especially the Dominicans have, from away back,
practiced exorcism. According to the canons the exorcist belongs to one of the
minor orders which precede the priesthood. He must be humble of heart in his
ministry, and, if he operated with any thought of display, he risks for himself
the contagion of the evil spirits that still remain to be cast out.
Ordinarily the ceremony takes place in the church in the presence of the
faithful assembled at prayer, particularly at the feasts of the Nativity, of
the Resurrection, of the Ascension, of Pentecost, of the Virgin Mary, and of
the Apostles. After the morning mass, to which the possessed one assists, the
exorcist puts on the surplice and assists the priest who puts on the violet
colored cape, the symbol of the pains of Purgatory. The patient who has
confessed then approaches. A stole is passed around his neck to tie the devils
that have become the masters of his body. Then the sign of the cross is made
upon him and he is sprinkled with the holy water. In Latin, the devil is commanded to tell his name, to say whether or
not he is alone, and why he is there. Finally, he is ordered to depart. The
conjuration in any other language, and especially in Hebrew, is useless. Hebrew is reserved for Satan
The Flagelllum demonum contains the most complete formulas of exorcism,
consisting of well-known prayers mingled with the most ancient and strangest
appelations of God, such as Oh, Adonal Tetragrammaton, and others, which come
in part from Chaldea, from Phoenicia, and from Greece. The words are
supposed to possess in themselves a certain power of evocation of celestial
virtues which terrify the infernal legions. The words of Christ, according to
Saint Matthew, 1, 2, 3, are the most in use to drive out evil spirits.
If the demon does not retire immediately , the exorcist takes a painted image
representing him and throws it into the consecrated fire along with incense [?]
and sulphur with strong mystic odor, intending to prove by this act that he
will send the evil back into his natural element, hell. This done, he places
upon the head of the possessed one the Book, the Relles, the Crucifix, and
sometimes even the Host, the last and invincible remedy. According to the
authority of certain demonographs, the devil then comes out through the nose of
In the ancient monasteries they made the exorcist carry upon his person certain
amulets containing protective formulas. Sometimes these formulas, written upon
pieces of parchment, were swallowed. In the process of digestion the exorcism
was accomplished without fatigue
In our days exorcism has taken refuge in La Trappa. The clergy are somewhat
averse to it, while at the same time they do not refuse to admit it. The man
who breaks the spells is very old. But the devils cast out by the good monks
are reduced to the tormenting of animals. Pigs are their favorites. Then the
old spell smasher whips them with beads and sprinkles them with holy water, and
the pigs recover and become happy, because the devils go away.
J.K. Huysmans has been able to speak of the power of demons and the efficacity
of exorcisms. Morever, the emiment writer was well acquainted with one of the
most learned demongraphers of his time, the Abbe Bonlian, who ran through hell
in his bare feet, and holding the Host in his hands.
Either the Church of Sancipt or the Church of Senneville I received this
curious document from M. Gilbert Augustin Thieery, the author of [?] The cure
of Petites Dalles, in curing the possessed, says a special mass, called the
“red mass” or “mass of the martyrs.” Red flowers are placed upon the altar, and
the priest wear a tredle. The church is draped in purple.
But, stranger still, a few years ago the wife of the editor of a leading
Catholic journal in Paris, being troubled by evil spirits, witnessed the
death of the Dominican priest who was endeavoring to exorcise her, and who
was unable to guard himself against the forces with which he was contending.
NOTE: I'm fascinated by these early accounts of the supernatural and
religion...especially the way it is described in the news. Though I'm not
affiliated with a religious denomination, I am very spiritual. I have a keen
interest in early religions, practices and dogma...in particular the Middle
Ages. I was raised a Christian and subjected to various denominations through
my family members (Amish Mennonites, Lutheranism, German Dunkards, Church of
the Brethren). As a result, I feel my perspective on the subject is somewhat
I must admit
that I grew up ambivalent towards the House of Windsor, particularly with the pipes
of Culloden ringing in my ears from my Scottish mother by way of Nova
Scotia. That said, I have come to
appreciate the institution and its possibilities going forward.
money and power needs to be mediated through an electoral system and that has
or is becoming the global norm because it actually succeeds given enough time. And so it has come to pass. Nor any longer is one family called upon to
provide timely leadership but potentially any one of us is called for superior
What the role
now does is focus the flow and ebb of the intangible flux of influence. This may sometimes be about money and power,
but not necessarily. Influence often
faces a vacuum which is something kingship is able best to fill through its
Our polity is an
unfinished enterprise that will surely take centuries to well sort out. After all, the US Constitution is still less
than 250 years old, while a representative parliament with power is around 350
years old. That after thousands of years
of one man rule in its various forms.
This is something that we are only now seriously seeing off with decades
yet to work through.
In my own
writings I have introduced the Rule of
Twelve as a natural tool to facilitate the flux of influence. I posit that
its success will establish happiness as a human norm.
however that George will live a good one hundred years. He will know his great grandmother who lived
most of the twentieth century. That is
almost two centuries of institutional memory that is living history. Money and power touch our world like moths to
the flame and are gone. Money is only a
counting tool and power is what is willingly granted. Influence is a test of character and
The monarchy’s upswing started with a death, not a birth
Nothing could be more natural than the celebrations
that have followed the birth of a healthy baby boy to the Duchess of Cambridge
and Prince William.
But even before the birth, the level of
international interest in this relatively routine event had been astonishing.
The racks of periodicals in supermarkets and
pharmacies have been heavy-laden for many weeks with glossy magazines
proclaiming the child’s imminent arrival. Media reports, not entirely
implausibly, claimed the event would produce billions of dollars of tourist
revenue for the labouring U.K. economy, in part through the sale of trinkets
and mementos and bric-a-brac.
It was only 16 years ago, at the time of the tragic
death of this baby’s paternal grandmother, that the same media, and in some
cases the same individuals, were triumphantly proclaiming the imminent demise
of the monarchy itself.
At the time of the death of Princess Diana, I lived
not far from her home in Kensington Palace, where the new baby and his parents
are now living. My wife Barbara and I walked over to the palace to take in the
astonishing sight of the masses of informal mourners, and observe, since news
film and photos of it were scarcely credible, the flowers piled up to a depth
of several feet, up to 20 feet out from the palace fence.
Many perspectives were represented. A card
asserting: “You were a neat Chick — God be with you” was on a bouquet next to
“Gays of East London will never forget what you did for us.”
And I recall various people solemnly, and no doubt
sincerely, informing tourists from Europe and North America this tragic loss
was not in vain, as it had set in train the republicanization of the country. A
number of people announced quite confidently the monarchy had gone down with
In fact, horrible though it was, the death of Diana
was the watershed that marked the beginning of the revival of the
monarchy from one of its periodic dips.
Diana had been running a parallel monarchy: She
declined, unlike her mother-in-law’s great-grandmother, Queen Alexandra,
consort of Edward VII, to be a silent and indulgent pretty face and girlish
figure, while her husband ran an open-plan marriage. The media were thoroughly
manipulated by Diana as she leaked damaging information to selected reporters
while the more irresponsible sections of the press hacked the Prince of Wales’s
cellphone and even recorded his ill-considered descent into scatology in
conversation with his later wife, the Duchess of Cornwall. (“Tampax Britannica”
was the headline in the Spectator magazine — which my associates and
I owned at the time — after he compared himself to a tampon.)
No one imagines the Royal Family is composed of
brilliant people, though some are quite intelligent, but they are solid,
reliable and dedicated
The marriage disintegrated before the titillated and
prurient eyes of the nation and the world.
No one knows what goes on in someone else’s marriage,
but Diana had no difficulty establishing herself as the wronged party and the
popular favourite; and the Palace, unaccustomed to being on its back foot,
looked like a superannuated heavyweight blinking in disbelief at the blows
being rained on it by an agile underdog opponent.
When Diana died, the Royal Family remained in
Scotland, and, as was then the custom when the Queen was not resident in
London, there was no flag over Buckingham Palace to lower. The prime minister,
Tony Blair, advised the Queen emotions were unprecedentedly profound and
visible in London and she had to become more involved. The Daily
Mirror bannered on its front page: “Show Us You Care, Ma’am.”
The Queen returned to London, the royal standard was
raised to half-staff, and she decreed a ceremonial funeral at Westminster
Abbey. She spoke to the nation briefly but eloquently on television and radio
on the eve of the funeral, and expressed her sorrow “as a grandmother and as
The 76-year-old Prince Philip walked with the Prince
of Wales and the princess’s sons and brother behind the caisson bearing her
casket; the 97-year-old Queen Mother stumped majestically up the aisle, and the
House of Windsor paid its respects with immense dignity and moved into a new
The media got off Prince Charles’ back, the Queen
Mother passed on, and the Queen soldiered through her 50th and 60th
anniversaries as monarch, and closes in on Queen Victoria’s record of almost 64
years, the mother of the nation at last.
The Queen has never offended or embarrassed her
subjects these 61 years, not once, a performance of astounding virtuosity
She is not always the most imaginative or evidently
vivacious sovereign, but she is intelligent and dutiful, and has never offended
or embarrassed her subjects these 61 years, not once, a performance of
There is not a twitch, whisper, or wisp of
republican sentiment in Britain today. Everyone knows that Britain can’t unite
the roles of chief of state and head of government in the same person, as
France and the United States do.
In the United States, the Constitution established
three co-equal branches, executive, legislative and judicial, and they are entirely
separated, completely unlike, and not adaptable to British traditions; which is
why nobody in Great Britain, even in the asylums for the deranged, advocates
jettisoning the whole set-up of British government.
(In France, Charles de Gaulle ended the 170-year
battle between monarchists and republicans through two monarchies, two empires,
three restorations, four republics, a directory, a consulate, a government in
exile, provisional governments and a “state,” by re-establishing a monarchy in
the form of his presidency and calling it the Fifth Republic. This is not the
The enthusiasm over this royal birth goes far beyond
happiness that the next three monarchs — Charles, William and George Alexander
Louis — are now in view; and beyond natural goodwill for the evident pleasure
of this attractive young couple.
It reflects an appreciation for something beyond the
failure, the mediocrity, humbug, and frequent incompetence of the political
class in post-Thatcher Britain.
No one imagines the Royal Family is composed of
brilliant people, though some are quite intelligent, but they are solid,
reliable and dedicated. And the British institutions that are headed by
people of whom the same can be said are so scarce that, apart from the
military, it is a challenge to think of any.
It was not the Queen who ditched Britain’s closest
allies and most selfless supporters in the world, the old Commonwealth of
Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, to plunge into a Europe that is now in
shambles except for Germany and its coteries of satellites.
The monarch did not commit Britain beyond reason to
the special relationship with the United States, which ended abruptly when a
new American regime decided it had no interest in Britain and sent back the
bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office.
Her Britannic Majesty has her ministers to thank for
those brainwaves, and they have gone, and she’s still there, and will remain,
even unto the third following generation, and beyond.
There is no need to incant “God save the Queen,” not
because God is dead, as has also been reported, but because the Queen is in no
need of salvation. The people are.
However it came about,
the Permian extinction was toxic to marine life and we are not quite sure how
this became a problem while somewhat sparring life on land. Perhaps the simplest explanation is
best. The sustained volcanism poisoned
both land and sea but the land had the mechanism of transferring such poison
directly to the seas. The poisoning rate
was higher that the sea’s ability to absorb that poison.
Suphur is the best
prospect for this. The extent of the
traps suggest that the process was continuous for a very long time. Thus acidity may have built up in the sea to
a point a simple eruption burst took everything all over the top.
That life must have thrived
throughout this in natural refugia at least conforms to this model. In fact it may have done rather well although
stressing the population to individual extinctions.
Canada’s Arctic islands
yield new clues in ancient mass extinction
RANDY BOSWELL, POSTMEDIA NEWS JULY 14, 2013 1:00 PM
scientists probing two sites in the High Arctic have found fresh evidence
pointing to a fiery Siberian suspect in the greatest mass extinction of all
time — a planet-wide cataclysm that wiped out more than 90 per cent of the
Earth’s species about 250 million years ago.
so-called “Great Dying” at the end of the Permian geological era killed off a
larger proportion of species than any of the 25 other mass extinctions
scientists have identified from sudden and widespread gaps in the fossil record
at certain layers of rock corresponding to specific periods of time.
precise cause of the biological catastrophe 252 million years ago has been
debated by scientists for decades. But nothing else in Earth history compares
to the Late Permian disaster, which eclipsed 95 per cent of all marine life and
about 70 per cent of species on land.
have argued that a massive meteorite strike — like the one widely presumed to
have triggered the end of the dinosaur age 65 million years ago — must have
been to blame. Others point to extreme climate change linked to ocean
acidification, oxygen depletion, mercury poisoning or other species-snuffing
effects as the main driver of the extinctions.
without discounting the other forces as potential contributors to the Great
Dying, a growing number of scientists — including several groups of Canadian
researchers who are among the world’s leading investigators of the die-off —
have fingered a prolonged series of enormous volcanic eruptions in northern
Asia known as the “Siberian Traps” as the main culprit in the Permian
latest clues in the prehistoric puzzle, which reinforce the volcanism theory,
come from Ellesmere Island and nearby Axel Heiberg Island in the Canadian
where five researchers from the University of Calgary and the Geological Survey
of Canada have found evidence undercutting the idea that oxygen depletion
occurred uniformly throughout the world’s oceans and may have been the prime
agent of death in the Great Dying.
Axel Heiberg’s Lake Buchanan and Ellesmere’s West Blind Fiord, geological sites
offering two of the best-known windows on the Permian extinction, the Canadian
team tested rock samples for the element molybdenum — a “powerful tracer” used
in reconstructing the oxygen levels of ancient marine environments — to better
understand what was happening in waters off the coast of the supercontinent
Pangea 252 million years ago.
that time, the now-exposed Lake Buchanan and West Blind Fiord sites were lying
at the bottom of the primordial ocean close to the equator.
researchers, led by U of C geoscientist Bernadette Proemse, determined that the
Lake Buchanan site — which preserves a deep-water seabed environment from the
time of the Great Dying — showed clear signs of “anoxia” or extreme oxygen
the shallower Permian seafloor found at West Blind Fiord, which preserves a
stretch of Pangea’s extinction-era continental shelf, showed a fairly
well-oxygenated marine environment even as the Great Dying was unfolding.
short, the findings confirm oxygen starvation as a significant factor in some
phases or sites of the global crisis, but rule it out as the underlying cause
of the planet-spanning extinctions, the researchers conclude.
study was published in the latest issue of the journal Geology.
“It is clear that
anoxia cannot be the direct cause of the extinction,” the scientists argue, pointing to
the oxygenated seawater available at the Ellesmere Island site. “Rather than
the direct cause of global extinction, anoxia may be more a contributing factor
along with numerous other impacts associated with Siberian Traps eruption and
other perturbations to the Earth system.”
impacts from the Siberian eruptions, “the largest volcanic event in Earth
history, are increasingly recognized as devastating to global ecosystems” at
the end of the Permian era, the researchers added. “Widespread anoxic
conditions are more likely a symptom of other external factors placing multiple
stresses on the global environment due to massive eruptions of the Siberian
Traps at that time.”
of the ancient volcanic calamity itself can be seen across a wide area of
present-day Russia near the Siberian city of Norilsk.
researchers involved in the new Geology study have published previous papers on
the Permian extinction. Co-authors Stephen Grasby, a GSC geologist who also
teaches at the University of Calgary, and fellow U of C scientist Benoit
Beauchamp collaborated on a 2011 research project that pointed to layers of
coal ash found at Lake Buchanan as “smoking gun” proof that the fiery Siberian
Traps were wreaking havoc on the global climate and suffocating life almost everywhere
around the world.
2008, another team of Canadian scientists announced the discovery of a thin
band of rock running through B.C., Alberta and Arctic Canada that appears to
have served as a rare coastal refuge for life during the Great Dying.
refuge was identified by its diverse and abundant deposits of fossils, proof
that a “thriving” array of clams, worms and other seabed species endured in at
least one narrow strip of ancient Canada at time when nearly all of the world’s
other terrestrial and marine ecosystems had become poisonous to life.