Friday, September 1, 2017

This Blog isn’t Dead

I won’t be making be making any new posts on it for the foreseeable future since I’m out of completely new ideas, and really have been for awhile.

But I’ll still be notified of any new comments left and still try to respond to them.  I may continue editing/updating some old posts as well.

If I do wind up making a new post because a burst of inspiration came to me.  That doesn’t likely mean I’ll be returning to making new posts regularly.

My Sola Scriptura Christian Liberty blog, and A Chronological View of Revelation, I’ll continue trying to add to at least once a month.  And my main JaredMithrandir-Olorin blog I'll likely be updating at least weekly.

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Widow's Son

This YouTube video talks a lot about the Widow's Son concept in Freemasonry, philosophically and mystically, showing how Gnostic the Masonic Lore can be.
Mystery of the Widow's Son - The Legend of the Craft

But I want to talk a little bit about the Biblical significance of this phrase.

What does it mean to call someone a Widow's Son?  Just that the mother was a Widow at the time the statement is made or refers to?  Statistically most women outlive men (Miriam died less then a year before Moses even though she was older then him by enough to supervise his Basket's journey down the Nile), so there is no shortage of mothers who have been Widows at some point in their life.  Or does it mean she was one by the time the son was born?  Is the implied dead husband the father or someone else?

Because Joseph doesn't seem to be present in The Gospel narrative after the jump from Jesus being 12 to "about 30", many speculate he must have died by then.  Yet The Bible never explicitly tells us that, and never calls Mary a Widow or Jesus the Son of a Widow.

The Widow's Son of Freemasonry is ostensibly supposed to be Hiram the architect of Solomon's Temple (not to be confused with Hiram king of Tyre, called Hirom in my English translation of Josephus quotation of Meander, who recommended this Hiram for that job).

This Hiram, sometimes called Huram in translations, is the subject of an alleged Bible contradiction.  A number of alleged contradictions come from Kings and Chronicles accounts of the same history describing things differently.  In this case, Hiram's mother is called both a Widow of Naphtali (in 1 Kings 7:14) and a Daughter of Dan (in II Chronicles 2:14).  The answer here is simple in my view, she was a Danite by birth, married a man of Naphtali, he died (I suspect they had heirs since there wasn't a Leverite marriage), then she entered a relationship with a man of Tyre (this man of Tyre is never refereed to as her husband) and by him had Hiram/Huram.

The Masonic story of Hiram interests me in how it demonstrates how determined Satan is to contradict The Bible.  The Bible says so little about Hiram (What little it says is all in 1 Kings 7 and II Chronicles 2-4.), that it would be easy I feel to write a fictional elaboration on the character without contradicting what little The Bible says, I could write multiple scripts that go in different directions and still each one would not contradict what little The Bible says.

So that the Masonic narrative makes a pretty big blunder I feel must have been on purpose, the people who wrote these rituals were clearly educated men of their time, I do not doubt that they did what research was available to them.

1 Kings 7:40 clearly says Hiram did finish all the work Solomon gave him.  The II Chronicles account does not disagree with that.  But the Masonic narrative says he died while a key stone had still not been put in place.  And this stone becomes known as "The Stone that the Builders rejected" which is a phrase taken from Psalm 118 that The New Testament uses as a Title of Christ.

Josephus in Against Apion Book 1 chapters 17 and 18 quotes two Phoenician Historians, Dius and Meander.  Both refer to a person of Tyre who solved problems with Solomon (as Hiram is also described as doing) though there is no clear reference to this person being an Architect.  Dius names this person Abdemon, in Meander he's unnamed but called a younger son of Abdemon.  It could be this was the name of his father, or another name he went by, sometimes people in antiquity were called by the name of their father.  I can't help but suspect this name is partly where the Abiff surname for the Masonic Hiram comes from.

Another Biblical figure who could be called a Widow's Son was also a contemporary of Solomon.  Jeroboam son of Nebat.  1 Kings 11:26 says his mother's name was Zeruah and that she was a Widow.  And another thing these two widow's sons have in common is a connection to Dan, since Jeroboam built one of his two Calfs at Dan.  Is it possible that the Masons want to claim descent from Solomon's Temple when they really come from Jeroboam's Temples?  Masonry does heavily promote British Israelism, particularly the Orange Lodge.

Another Widow's Son of The Bible would be the Son of the Widow of Zarephath who Elijah rose from The Dead.  There is an obscure passage in The Talmud that suggests this Widow's son is Messiah Ben-Joseph, interestingly Jeroboam is also someone a wanna be Messiah Ben-Joseph might seek to identify himself with.

Acts 1 quotes Psalm 109 in reference to Judas Iscariot, that leads to speculation if all of Psalm 109 could be applied to Judas.  Verse 9 says "Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.".  So if Judas had a wife and children, any son would be a Widow's Son.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Evidence that Thermusa was a daughter of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar

I'm unsure how much this fits here, I want to do a post on it, but am not comfortable doing it on any of my other Blogs.  But it's something I may need to reference for a future project.  All of these observations, and the main conclusion, others have made before me.

In May 44 BC Cicero wrote to a friend indicating that Cleopatra (then in Rome) was pregnant with Caesar's child:
"I am grieved to hear of Tertia's loss of an expected child...(but) I should be glad of such a loss in the case of the queen (Cleopatra) and that [expected] scion of the breed of Caesar.​" [Cicero, ad Atticum, 14:20:2, 14:20:2, 15:1:5, 15:4:4]
There is also a coin of Cleopatra's which shows her suckling a child, usually interpreted to be Caesarion, and marked 'Kupr' (Cyprus). It seems to be that Cleopatra only acquired control of Cyprus c.43BC, at which time Caesarion (born in 47BC) would be too old to be a suckling infant.

Fast forward a few years and Augustus arranges the marriage of Cleopatra Selene (daughter of Mark Anthony and Cleopatra) with King Juba of Mauretania. At around the same time he gives an Italian slave girl called Thermusa (Thea Musa) or Thea Urania to King Phraates IV of Parthia, a far more important ruler than Juba.

Thea Musa/Urania became Phraates IV's chief queen, eventually murdering him and replacing him with their son Phraataces. She married her son and ruled with him for about six years (2BC-4AD), until they got deposed. Parthian texts list Phraates' wives as Olieniere, Bistheibanaps, Baseirta and Cleopatra.  History doesn't know what happened to Musa and Phraataces after they were deposed, they weren't killed however.

A generation later King Ptolemy of Mauretania (born in 1AD) married a princess called Julia Urania. He was raised in Rome and was there until 22AD, after which he returned to Africa. We can therefore assume Julia Urania was in Rome. Their daughter Drusilla was born c.38AD.

If Thea Musa Urania was an Italian slave girl, why did Augustus consider her the best gift possible to King Phraates? What are the chances of a whore/slave being considered a worthy consort of the Parthian King of Kings? And would Phraates have put aside his royal wives - traditionally his own sisters - to marry a foreign slave?

If Thea Musa Urania was an Italian slave girl, why does she have the names of Greek royalty? The Ptolemaic queens were devoted to Aphrodite Urania ("Heavenly Urania"), who was also the ancestral goddess of Julius Caesar (as Venus Genetrix). Cleopatra identified herself both as Isis (Queen of Heaven) and Aphrodite; in the Dendera temple reliefs she appears as Isis-Aphrodite holding her son Horus-Eros (Caesarion). If we identify her with the otherwise random wife of Phraates called Cleopatra, Cleopatra Thea Musa/Urania (Cleopatra the Heavenly Goddess?) makes for a perfect fit for a Ptolemaic royal name - see her mother's name of Cleopatra Tryphaena Thea Neotera (Tryphaena the Younger Godess), and siblings Alexander Helios (Alexander "Sun") and Cleopatra Selene (Cleopatra "Moon").

If Thea Musa Urania was an Italian slave girl, would she have had the audacity to murder her royal husband and marry her own son? Perhaps years in power made her bold, but such incest was completely abhorrent to Romans of any class. Likewise female rule was completely unknown in Italy. On the other hand, such incest was completely acceptable - even preferred - by the Ptolemaic line, as was the sharing of power between incestous royal couples. Cleopatra and Caesarion were associated on the throne as ceremonial consorts, she as the senior ruler he as the junior. If Thea Musa Urania was Cleopatra's daughter, her descent from Alexander The Great/the Seleucids would have more than validated her as a worthy consort for King Phraates and later on as Queen of Asia in her own right.

If Julia Urania was a daughter of Thea Musa Urania, she is the obvious bride for King Ptolemy. The last remaining scions of the "pure" Ptolemaic line desperately wanting to perpetuate their divine lineage. The Roman name Julia relates to women of the gens Julia, perhaps a reference to her grandfather Julius Caesar? (Around this time naming rules for women became more lax and names from mothers and grandmothers started to be added to names taken from fathers). If she was a princess from Emessa as has sometimes been conjectured, 'Heavenly Julia' would not a) have any reason to be in Rome b) have any reason to be preferred bride for Ptolemy. Surely his mother would have encouraged him to marry to one of the eastern royal houses who did have Ptolemaic blood, albeit a bit more distantly?​

Saturday, April 1, 2017

I've changed my mind, I now do believe in Shape Shifting Reptilians.

David Icke was right all along, I never should have doubted him.

The Draconian are real, but thankfully Trump is the first United States President who isn't one of them.  Instead he's a Shape Shifting  Citrus, which is why he's building a Wall to protect Americans form Scurvy.

But it's not just the Royals and the Bankers, shape shifting Reptilians are everywhere, they could be your neighbor or your babysitter and you'd never know it.

You see the evidence that tipped the scale and finally opened my eyes was a Japanese Documentary TV series I've been watching, about a Shape Shifting Draconian who's also a Maid, and a Lesbian.  It's called Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid-Dragon.

This documentary also revealed that the Aztec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl is a real, but it turns out he is a she, and in her human form she makes Powergirl look like Konata.

So keep an eye out for people who could be Shape Shifting Reptilians.  And remember this Warning I gave you on this day, the first day of the month of April............

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Mandeans, Gnosticism, Mary and Jesus

The Mandeans are considered a form of Gnosticism.  But they also claim to be the sect John The Baptist lead.

Unlike many well known Gnostics, they did not revere Jesus.

Core Mandean texts do not seem to mention Jesus by name, which is why some question whether or not Jesus is who is meant in these passages, some want to say it's Paul.

"MIRYAI am I, of the Kings of Babel a daughter, a daughter of Jerusalem's mighty rulers. They have given me birth; the priests brought me up. In the fold of their robe they carried me up into the dark house, into the temple. Adonai laid a charge on my hands and on my two arms: I must scour and cleanse the house [that is] without firmness. There is naught therein for supporting the poor, naught to revive the tormented souls."—Ancient Scroll of Miryai

"She ran away from the priests, fell in love with a man, and they took hold of each other’s hands. Hold of each other’s hands they took, went forth and settled at the mouth of Frash."—Ancient Scroll of Miryai

"We will slay them and make Miryai scorned in Jerusalem. A stake (Cross) will we set up for the man who has ruined Miryai and led her away. There shall be no day in the world when a stranger enters Jerusalem."—Sidra d’Yahya, Book of John the Baptist from Mandaic Doctrines of Kings.

And below comes from the Haran Gawaita.

"... and Haran Gawaita receiveth him and that city in which there were Nasoraeans, because there was no road for the Jewish rulers. Over them was King Ardban. And sixty thousand Nasoraeans abandoned the Sign of the Seven and entered the Median hills, a place where we were free from domination by all other races. And they built cult-huts (bimandia) and abode in the Call of the Life and in the strength of the high King of Light until they came to their end. And they loved the Lord, that is, Adonai, until in the House of Israel there was created something which was not placed in the womb of Mary, a daughter of Moses. It was hidden in her womb for nine months and bewitched her until the nine months were fulfilled and she was in labour and brought forth a messiah."

".. and he called the people to himself and spoke of his death and took away some of mysteries of the (Sacred?) Meal and abstained from the Food. And he took to himself a people and was called by the name of the False Messiah. And he perverted them all and made them like himself who perverted words of life and changed them into darkness and even perverted those accounted Mine. And he overturned all the rites. And he and his brother dwell on Mount Sinai, and he joineth all races to him, and perverteth and joineth to himself a people, and they are called Christians."  "... and from Nisrat, a city of the Jews, which is called the city of Qum ..."—Haran Gawaita.

I have mostly copied these from a Website wanting to say they refer to Paul not Jesus.  It simply doesn't work though.  This villain is specifically depicted as being Hung on a Stake or Crucified.  And he has a Brother who was also a leader of his sect, that fits Jesus brother James, but Paul is not known to have had any siblings.

The main thing that takes people by surprise is the Maria of this narrative being his lover rather then Mother.  Well I suspect that The Virgin Mary is not who was meant, but that it's an early example of people wanting to depict Mary Magdalene or Mary of Bethany as a lover of Jesus.

Why am I making a blog post on this?  I don't know, I just find it interesting.  I'm certainly not endorsing what the Mandeans believe.  As the only Ancient Gnostic sect to have survived to the modern day, they are an interesting anomaly.

They also depict The Holy Spirit (which is called Ruha d-Qudsha) as evil.