“Shiva” Rising In Tamil Nadu

The Tamil serials these days are full of the images and icons of Shaivism.

An aficionado tells me this is a recent thing.

This is a lazy blog-post in a spare moment. I don’t have the energy to insert the links, but google the Tamil serials, Nandini, Nagini, Mahamayi, Ganga, Keladi Kanmani, and several others whose names elude me.

Cobras slither through them and morph into human beings…usually gorgeous women who do battle with evil.

[Note that in Jewish lore, the female spirit/demon Lilith, supposedly the mate of Adam before Eve, is associated with a half-woman, half-serpent lamia-like figure.]

Goddesses named Amman (mother) abound in contemporary Tamil Nadu cinema.

The trappings of Shaivism from the trishul (trident) to the horizontal ash on the forehead appear everywhere, as well as images of Shiva himself.

Besides Kashmir, Tamil Nadu is the great center of Shaivite worship.

The serials play up the idolatrous, superstitious side of it….presenting it seductively…  Black magic abounds.

The sudden appearance of such imagery this year, along with the (Shiva) bull-centric Jallikattu riots, makes me wonder.

Hollywood has always been a favorite venue for propaganda and the subliminal insertion of memes and imagery into the public consciousness.

There’s nothing to say the same thing is not going on here in TN, where cinema has such a potent hold on the minds of millions of people.

Christianity too has its Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, who infused occult and pagan imagery into Christian themes.

But this goes beyond that.

This is more akin to Dungeons and Dragons or Harry Potter.

It is magic for its own sake.

It is an attack on the sober, agamic Hinduism of the aam admi that stresses moral duty.

 

 

 

Blogsplaining myself

Sometimes I look back over old posts and catch things that need explaining.

Last night, I saw a post about feminism, in which I said I was not a femin-ist but a human-ist.

That might confuse readers who note that my other posts are generally written from a Christian perspective, to which “humanism” is opposed.

Humanism refers to the Enlightenment philosophy of human reason as the arbiter of all things.

I am not that kind of humanist.

However,  in that post, I was differentiating myself from feminists. I wanted to be clear that I was concerned for women as human-beings…not as some special gender elevated above men. That was the sense in which I used the word human-ist in the post.

There and elsewhere, a casual reader might get confused by the conflicting view-points  published on this blog.

They’re easily explained.

I publish anything that strikes me as containing an important insight, even if it contradicts my own world-view.

It’s my way of keeping myself honest and not succumbing to ideology.

The second point I wanted to make is that I am not an anti-Semite in the traditional sense, despite my tendency to rummage through white nationalist/so-called anti-Semitic sites.

I consider global government a very bad idea and I see its roots going back to the rabbinical dream of world conquest under a Messiah-King.

Deciphering that project requires plain-speaking…but I am not motivated by hatred for Judaism itself, either Torah-based or Talmudic, although certainly there are things in the latter I dislike intensely.

As to Christianity itself, I used to be a rather liberal and unorthodox Christian, as you can see from earlier writing on the web.

These days, I have moved much closer to a conservative position. That’s a result of extensive research over the last few years.

And personal experience.

I now hold an orthodox faith, but I still differ from orthodox believers in one thing – I do not believe that Christ’s salvation is conferred only on those who profess Christian doctrine. I believe it is conferred on all, regardless of confession. It depends only on what is in the heart.

If a person strives to embody truth and love as Christ practiced it, they are “believers” in the sense Christ meant.

They worship Christ, only without naming him.

There are many practicing “Christians” who are actually idolaters, because their belief is superstitious and a profession of the lips.

There are many practicing “pagans” who are actually Christians, because their belief is in the true god, regardless of what name they’ve chosen to give him.

Christ will draw them to him, one way or other.

This is not an idle conclusion. It’s one I’ve reached after many years of back-and-forth, study, observation, and interaction with people of all faiths.

 

 

 

 

 

Scientists Confirm Lost Continent Of Gondwana Under Mauritius

From Phys.org:

Scientists have confirmed the existence of a “lost continent” under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius that was left-over by the break-up of the supercontinent, Gondwana, which started about 200 million years ago.The piece of crust, which was subsequently covered by young lava during volcanic eruptions on the island, seems to be a tiny piece of ancient continent, which broke off from the island of Madagascar, when Africa, India, Australia and Antarctica split up and formed the Indian Ocean.“We are studying the break-up process of the continents, in order to understand the geological history of the planet,” says Wits geologist, Professor Lewis Ashwal, lead author on the paper “Archaean zircons in Miocene oceanic hotspot rocks establish ancient continental crust beneath Mauritius”, published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications.

By studying the mineral, zircon, found in rocks spewed up by lava during , Ashwal and his colleagues Michael Wiedenbeck from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) and Trond Torsvik from the University of Oslo, guest scientist at GFZ, have found that remnants of this mineral were far too old to belong on the island of Mauritius.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-01-lost-continent-mauritius.html#jCp

 

Durga Devi Molested By Shiva’s Warriors?

The Jallikattu protests get stranger and stranger.

First, there is the whole notion of an uprising around the bull, the animal associated with Shiva.

That takes place just around the time of  the inauguration of Donald Trump, who positions himself as a stud-bull in the china-shop of  emasculated Western politicians.

[We notice that Eric Margolis wrote a short piece at LRC that appeared after this post, calling Trump a “bull in the Middle East china shop.”

And Ron Unz has now come out identifying the female protests against Trump as a color revolution.

Well, you heard it here first..

The protests for the “masculine”  warrior sport (veera villayatu) contrast with the massive feminist dominated protests around the world against Donald Trump.

Then came news that the protests had become hijacked (allegedly) by other more violent protestors, holding up anti-Modi and anti-PETA posters.

These have been lumped together with protestors holding up more provocative posters, of Osama Bin Laden and deceased LTTE leader, Prabhakaran.

The provocations were apparently from extreme-left, Naxal, and secessionist Tamil groups, from several newspaper accounts and the accounts of the organizers of the protests themselves.

Now comes a report that the chief cop on the scene, a head constable by the name of Durga Devi, was molested and attacked at the Ice House Police Station, which was then torched.

Durga is the female consort of Shiva and is also a popular embodiment of the Indian nation. 

[See my posts on Draupadi Vastraharan, to which the custodial rape of Devyani Khobragade was compared, as well as the picture of Durga deployed by pro-nanny demonstrators.]

Just a coincidence? Or one too many to be a coincidence?

The Indian nation (Durga), law and order, and feminism under attack from “Tamil secessionism” (Shiva) and unreconstructed patriarchal masculinity/religion.

There is video available of the outrage. But then so do the protestors have video to support their claims.

Each side claims the other’s video is morphed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Islamic Thinkers Or NWO Operatives?

From the blog of a Muslim sociologist, an analysis of a leading Islamic thinker from Afghan, who turns out to have been a freemason and possibly a British operative:

Jamal ud Din Al Afghani, and Muhammad Abduh are documented to be freemasons in the service of British Government, through their membership in the Oxford freemasons movement established for the purpose of creating Salafi movement in outside Britain under the freemason control which was established by Benjamin Disraeli, the Prime Minister of Great Britain.

Doubts over the relationships between Salafi leaders at the start ( Jama ul Din al Afghani and Muhammad Abdu) and the British government are spelled as documented reports that both leaders were members of the Oxford freemasons which was established in the 1820’s. The group of missionaries was appointed by a combined movement of Oxford University, the Anglican Church, and Kings College of London University, under Scottish Rite Freemasonry, as part of a plot to foster the creation of an occult brotherhood in the Muslim world, dedicated to the use of terrorism on behalf of the Illuminati in the City of London (1)

The leading promoters of the Oxford Movement were Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Palmerston of the Palladian Rite, and Edward Bullwer-Lytton, the leader of a branch of Rosicrucianism that developed from the Asiatic Brethren. The Oxford movement was also supported by the Jesuits. Also involved were the British royal family itself, and many of its leading prime ministers and aides.

Benjamin Disraeli was Grand Master of Freemasonry, as well as knight of the Order of the Garter. It was in Coningsby, that he confessed, through a character named Sidonia, modeled on his friend Lionel de Rothschild, that, “the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.” Of the influence of the secret societies, Disraeli also remarked, in Parliamentary debate:

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“It is useless to deny. . . a great part of Europe ­ the whole of Italy and France, and a great portion of Germany, to say nothing of other countries ­ are covered with a network of these secret societies, just as the superficies of the earth is now being covered with railroads. And what are their objects? They do not attempt to conceal them. They do not want constitutional government. They do not want ameliorated institutions; they do not want provincial councils nor the recording of votes; they want. . . an end to ecclesiastical establishments.”(2)

Throughout his forty-year career as a British intelligence agent, Jamal ud al Afghani was guided by two British Islamic and cult specialists, Wilfred Scawen Blunt and Edward G. Browne. E. G. Browne was Britain’s’ leading Orientalist of the nineteenth century, and numbered among his protégés at Cambridge University’s Orientalist department Harry “Abdullah” St. John B. Philby, a British intelligence specialist behind the Wahhabi movement. Wilfred S. Blunt, another member of the British Orientalist school, was given the responsibility by the Scottish Rite Masons to organize the Persian and the Middle East lodges. Al Afghani was their primary agent.

Very little is known of Jamal ud Din al Afghani’s origins. Despite the appellation “Afghani”, which he adopted and by which he is known, there are some reports that he was a Jew. On the other hand, some scholars believe that he was not an Afghan but a Iranian Shiah. And, despite posing as a reformer of orthodox Islam, al Afghani also acted as proselytizer of the Bahai faith, the first recorded project of the Oxford Movement, a creed that would become the heart of the Illuminati’s one-world-religion agenda.”