How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide | Technology On 22 June, 2013, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, organised a war game like no other. The two researchers, working with an array of bodies such as the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, set out to simulate the effects of a biological attack on the US. The project was called Operation Dark Winter. What they discovered was that the country was ill prepared to cope. In short, the world would get medieval on America’s ass. These days we’re spoiled for choice in terms of potential catastrophes. With all this in mind, the Guardian spoke to the academic and author Nafeez Ahmed, who has studied global crises and mass violence, and recently advised Ubisoft on the authenticity of its post-pandemic video game, The Division. 1. “There’s a survivalist response which is ‘I’m going to hide away all by myself’,” says Ahmed. 2. You were probably expecting this, but let’s make it clear anyway. 3. 4. What about the internet? 5. 6.
Bacon Bible - How a Templar re-wrote the Bible, page 1 Yes, you read correctly. The "Authorised" Bible, King James Bible, the one that almost all churches read... has been re-written by a Knight Templar/Rosicrucian. Many people, including Catholics, believe that the true Bible to follow is the KJB. Well, according to one source, the suspicions would reveal to be true. King James I It was the ‘wisest fool in Christendom’, King James I, who ‘authorised’ the translation and publication of the first Protestant version of the Bible into English. Now this is interesting, for the religions of Rosicrucians and the O.T.O. But it gets better. He personally recorded that, while in Paris, he created a secret cipher system that could be inserted into a document without arousing suspicion. He personally recorded being initiated as a Knight Templar. The other most striking part is "the secret". However, that is not the worst part. On 25 June 1607 Sir Francis Bacon was appointed Solicitor-General and Chief Advisor to the Crown. What did he encoded?
Bernard of Clairvaux French abbot, theologian Bernard of Clairvaux (Latin: Bernardus Claraevallensis; 1090 – 20 August 1153) was a French abbot and a major leader in the reform of Benedictine monasticism that caused the formation of the Cistercian order. "...He was sent to found a new abbey at an isolated clearing in a glen known as the Val d'Absinthe, about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southeast of Bar-sur-Aube. According to tradition, Bernard founded the monastery on 25 June 1115, naming it Claire Vallée, which evolved into Clairvaux. There Bernard preached an immediate faith, in which the intercessor was the Virgin Mary. On the death of Pope Honorius II on 13 February 1130, a schism broke out in the church. Early life (1090–1113) Bernard expanded upon Anselm of Canterbury's role in transmuting the sacramentally ritual Christianity of the Early Middle Ages into a new, more personally held faith, with the life of Christ as a model and a new emphasis on the Virgin Mary. Abbot of Clairvaux (1115–28)
Gnosticism: ancient and modern Christian history and faith groups Menu Sponsored link Summary: Gnosticism is a philosophical and religious movement which started in pre-Christian times. The name is derived from the Greek word "gnosis" which literally means "knowledge." "...we believe that gnosis-knowledge requires ultimate transcendence of the merely intellectual to be actualized." 2 Gnostics believe that they have secret knowledge about God, humanity and the rest of the universe of which the general population was unaware. The movement and its literature were almost wiped out before the end of the 5th century CE by Catholic heresy hunters and the Roman Army. One modern Gnostic faith group is Novus Spiritis. "A Gnostic Christian Church, that believes in reincarnation, the duality of God as both masculine and feminine, and in tenets that explain how we can best advance our souls for God -- while living with the negativity here on Earth. Novus Spiritis' lack of belief in "sin" may well be surprising to many.
What Was The Church Trying To Hide? by Tony Bushby What was the church trying to hide? IN 1415,THE CHURCH OF ROME TOOK AN EXTRAORDINARY STEP TO destroy all knowledge of two Second Century Jewish books that it said contained ‘the true name of Jesus Christ.’ The Antipope Benedict XIII firstly singled out for condemnation a secret Latin treatise called ‘Mar Yesu’ and then issued instructions to destroy all copies of the Book of Elxai. No editions of these writings now publicly exist, but church archives recorded that they were once in popular circulation and known to the early presbyters. Knowledge of these writings survived from quotations made by Bishop Hippolytus of Rome (176 –236) and St Epiphanius of Salamis (315 – 403) along with references in some early editions of the Talmud of Palestine and Babylonia. Later, in a similar manner, Pope Alexander VI (1492 –1503) ordered all copies of the Talmud destroyed. Sea Scrolls was said to be the Bodleian Codex (Oxford), which was dated to circa 1100AD.
Hermeticism Philosophy based on the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus Hermeticism, or Hermetism, is a philosophical system that is primarily based on the purported teachings of Hermes Trismegistus (a legendary Hellenistic combination of the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth). These teachings are contained in the various writings attributed to Hermes (the Hermetica), which were produced over a period spanning many centuries (c. 300 BCE – 1200 CE), and may be very different in content and scope. In 1964, Frances A. Yates advanced the thesis that Renaissance Hermeticism, or what she called "the Hermetic tradition", had been a crucial factor in the development of modern science. While Yates's thesis has since been largely rejected, the important role played by the 'Hermetic' science of alchemy in the thought of such figures as Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580–1644), Robert Boyle (1627–1691) or Isaac Newton (1642–1727) has been amply demonstrated. Etymology History
Cathars, catharism, philosophy of the catharism CATHARSCathar philosophy he foundations of Christian dualism are to be found in the philosophy of Paul of Tarsus. His disciple, Marcion of Sinope, demonstrates the relentless opposition of the two concepts of God featured in the old Bible and the Gospel. His spiritual church extends from East to West from the second century, until it hands over to the new church of the good Christians (the cathars) and then disappears in the eleventh century. We claim that the same vision of the world is still alive in the twenty-first century and that similar questions are being asked in the scientific and conscious worlds. There is no such thing as God in the real world. The old Bible talks about a law-making God, who was attached to worldly values, whilst the Gospel unveils a God detached from the world. the biblical god creates an instinctive and passionate man, derived from the animal kingdom; Christ creates the son of man, derived from the spiritual kingdom, capable of discerning conscience.
Ogdoad (Gnosticism) The number eight plays an important part in Gnostic systems, and it is necessary to distinguish the different forms in which it appeared at different stages in the development of Gnosticism. The earliest Gnostic systems included a theory of seven heavens and a supercelestial region called the Ogdoad. Astronomical theories had introduced the concept of seven planetary spheres with an eighth above them, the sphere of the fixed stars. In the system of Valentinus, the seven heavens, and even the region above them, were regarded as but the lowest and last stage of the exercise of creative power. The planetary spheres were thought to be planes of existence in between the earth and the heavenly regions The ancient astronomy taught that above the seven planetary spheres was an eighth, the sphere of the fixed stars (Clem. The word Hebdomad occurs also in the Clementine Homilies, but its use there is quite unconnected with the teaching hitherto described.
One of the Last Two Known Dead Sea Scrolls Is Deciphered Researchers from the Haifa University have reconstructed the contents of one of the last two undeciphered Dead Sea Scrolls, disclosing a distinctive calendar used by a Jewish sect that lived in the Judean Desert during the Second Temple period. Most Important Archaeological Find in Israel’s History Sixty small fragments were pieced together over a period of twelve months, identifying the name of a festival marking the changes between seasons. This scroll is a collection of psalms and hymns, comprising parts of forty-one biblical psalms. ( CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 ) The 900 scrolls, written by an ancient Jewish sect, never stopped amazing historians and archaeologists from the day they were discovered in a cave in Qumran in 1947. Scholars examining the Dead Sea Scroll fragments. ( Public Domain ) Written in Three Different Languages Dr. Unique 364-Day Calendar Dr. The “Tekufah”
Glastonbury: Archaeology is Revealing New Truths About the Origins of British Christianity Roberta Gilchrist/The Conversation New archaeological research on Glastonbury Abbey pushes back the date for the earliest settlement of the site by 200 years – and reopens debate on Glastonbury’s origin myths. Many Christians believe that Glastonbury is the site of the earliest church in Britain , allegedly founded in the first or second century by Joseph of Arimathea . According to the Gospels, Joseph was the man who donated his own tomb for the body of Christ following the crucifixion. By the 14th century, it was popularly believed that Glastonbury Abbey had been founded by the biblical figure of Joseph. Joseph of Arimathea Preaching to the Inhabitants of Britain. In the 19th century, a popular West Country folk tale claimed that Christ had visited Britain with his great uncle, Joseph of Arimathea, in pursuit of the tin trade. And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England’s mountains green: And was the holy Lamb of God, On England’s pleasant pastures seen! Archaeological Evidence
Sir Isaac Newton’s Secret Quest for the God Engine Isaac Newton, English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor and natural philosopher was one of the most influential and accomplished scientists in history. After Newton died, however, he caused great embarrassment to the scientific community when it was discovered that he was Europe’s leading alchemist. But just how many of his paradigm shifting scientific achievements resulted from his quest for the ‘Philosopher's Stone’ and his translation of the ‘Emerald Tablet of Hermes’? Copy of a portrait of Sir Isaac Newton by Sir Godfrey Kneller (1689) (Public Domain) In July 1936, economist John Maynard Keynes returned from Sotheby’s auction house in London with a chest full of unpublished hand-written papers, laboratory books, diagrams and over a million unpublished words by Sir Isaac Newton.