Saturday, November 26, 2016

Mithras Rising: Praetorian Spellcraft

Trump hasn't even taken office yet and already the country feels vastly different. You can literally feel the presence of the new Praetorian Guardsmen, the alpha-male's alpha-males who are insinuating themselves into the corridors of power.

It feels like a different country because it is one.

A handful of names for the Cabinet have been released, and they're all quite revealing in light of the symbolic recital we've been looking at here.

Remember now that "Jersey" stems from "Caesarea" and that we're positing that the Praetorian Guard- meaning the military/intelligence command component of the Deep State- has taken the reins of power, using Trump as their frontman in the same way the Roman Legions used Julius Caesar (who was himself a celebrity due to his Gaul campaign, as well as his position as Pontifex Maximus) as theirs in their struggle against the Patrician classes of Rome.

White House Chief of Staff: Reince Priebus, the Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Chief Strategist: Stephen Bannon, Trump’s former campaign CEO and chairman of conservative website Breitbart News.
National Security Adviser: Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
Attorney General (nominated): U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama).
Secretary of Education (nominated): Betsy DeVos, a philanthropist and Republican donor.
CIA Director (nominated): U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas).
Ambassador to the U.N. (nominated): South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
Secretary of Commerce (nominated): Wilbur Ross, billionaire investor.
That's a very interesting list.

Both Preibus and Ross are New Jersey natives. Bannon, Flynn, Sessions and Pompeo are hardcore, headkicking Praetorians through and through; every jot and tittle of their CVs speaks to that. Both Haley and DeVos are stolid Republican women, priestesses of Cybele in all but name, both linked to the Praetoreum through family connections (brothers, in both cases).

In DeVos's case, her brother is Erik Prince, founder of the Blackwater/Xe mercenary empire and self-declared modern Knight Templar. Prince hasn't played a direct role in the campaign, but had been feeding information to right-wing media all along.

Which makes perfect sense given who we're dealing with here. Prince's lingering presence seems like a symbolic acknowledgement of the immense, unprecedented power of private armies in the Warfare State. A process begun in the George W. Bush Administration and reaching its fullest flowering now.

From The Atlantic, "The Return of the Mercenary: How private armies, and the technology they use, are changing warfare" : 

America's reliance on private military companies in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade hasn't just expanded the industry; it's also started to change the conduct of international relations. In theory, armed forces for hire give private actors the option to wage wars where governments can’t, or won’t. 
In 2008, for example, actress and activist Mia Farrow explored hiring Blackwater to intervene in Darfur, telling ABC News at the time, “Blackwater has a much better idea of what an effective peace-keeping mission would look like than Western governments.”

Private military companies also allow governments to disclaim involvement in politically controversial activities. “Putin is using Chechen mercenaries in Ukraine, allegedly,” McFate said. “Who’s going to tell him you can’t do that after 10 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan?”

The parade of high-ranking military officers to Trump's court in Bedminster has become so conspicuous that someone in mainstream media finally sat up and took notice:
The Military Parade for Donald Trump Has Come Early 
Two months before Inauguration Day festivities, an extraordinary number of recently retired generals, including a few who clashed with President Barack Obama’s administration, are marching to the president-elect’s doorstep for job interviews.  
It's not unusual for an incoming administration to consider a retired general for a top position like CIA director. But Trump has turned to retired officers so publicly and in such large numbers that it raises questions about the proper balance of military and civilian advice in a White House led by a commander in chief with no defense or foreign policy experience.

Robert Goldich, a retired government defense analyst who has watched administrations for 44 years, says Trump's focus on retired generals might be unprecedented. 
The only one announced for a top job thus far is Michael Flynn, (who) was forced out as Defense Intelligence Agency director in 2014. Afterward, he strongly criticized the Obama administration's approach to fighting the Islamic State group and threw his support to Trump. 
Among others under consideration are two retired four-star Marine generals — James Mattis for defense secretary and John Kelly for homeland security secretary. Other names surfacing include retired Army Gen. Jack Keane and David Petraeus...
"I think it's time maybe, it's time for a general," Trump said, suggesting he favors a military mindset. "Look what's going on. We don't win, we can't beat anybody."
Petraeus (even sounds Roman, no? Praetorian, even?) is a major story, now in the running for Secretary of State. He's got a lot of explaining to do if he gets the nod, given that he's had his own scandals to contend with.
Gen. Petraeus resigned as CIA director in 2012 following an extramarital affair with his biographer. 
It later emerged he had shared classified material with her. 
He served as a senior officer under Presidents Bush and Obama. He was the commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, before retiring from the military to take the top position in the Central Intelligence Agency.
Trump's cozy relationship with the Praetorians is already paying off. He's promised to undo reforms of the Central Intelligence Agency and to massively expand the Navy's bluewater flotilla, the largest such expansion in thirty years. Plus, all those job openings.


In the lead-up to the election Erik Prince went on a Trump-friendly radio program to leak information about the Anthony Weiner investigation undertaken by the NYPD, an investigation that was later overruled by the FBI. Prince not only made reference to the emails and the server issues, but hinted at deeper and darker connections.

These intimations and the strange phrasing in some of the hacked emails released by Wikileaks erupted into the Pizzagate scandal, which still rages on Internet forums, despite numerous efforts to quash it by moderators at sites like Reddit and 4Chan. But was this all part of a much bigger story?

Shortly before Prince took the air with his intimations another shadowy figure popped up in the alt-media, claiming that what we were about to see was no less that a real-life game of thrones, played by elements within the Clinton campaign and their adversaries in the Praetorian Guard.

A Clinton Obama Coup And Counter-Coup By Intelligence, Law Enforcement? (Dr. Steven) Pieczenik says that on November 1st, 2016, the Clintons engaged in a “civilian coup.”...  
He continues, “The Clintons have been involved in co-opting our White House, our judiciary, our CIA, our Federal Bureau of Investigation, our Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, and our Director of the FBI, James Comey, for some time now. What they’ve done is to make sure that they were part and parcel of a group of people who were interrelated through political cronyism.” 
“However,” says Pieczenik, “in order to stop this coup, we in the intelligence community and others involved have informally gotten together and, with their permission, I am beginning to announce that we’ve initiated a counter-coup through Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.” 
‘We have your number. Not only do we have your number, we’re going to stop you from making Hillary the president of the United States …"
Crazy, retroactive claims made about the election after the fact? Not quite: the story was originally posted a week before the election. How exactly did this alleged coup/countercop go down then?
(Pieczenik) notes that both the original Clinton Coup and the subsequent counter operation were completely silent and took place online. He says it was conducted by “the brave men and women who are in the FBI, the CIA, the Director of Intelligence, the military intelligence, and men and women in fifteen other intelligence organizations who are sick and tired of seeing this corruption in the White House and in the Justice Department and the intelligence system..."
The Praetorian Guard, to make a long story short.

Well, that all sounds rather batty, amirite? Who the hell is this guy anyway? Obviously some doublewide-dwelling alt-media nutcase looking for attention, no?

(Dr. Steven Pieczenik is a) Harvard University-trained psychiatrist who also holds a doctorate in international relations from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 
He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance and James Baker in the Ford, Carter, Reagan and Bush administrations.    
Oh. Guess not.

I wonder if any of this has anything to do with "Spirit Cooking" and "Chicken Lover(s)" and all the rest of it.

There's been strike and counterstrike on the Pizzagate front, with a major media pushback fronted by a puffpiece published on Comet (that completely ignored all of the information gathered in the Pizzagate dossier, such as the large payouts and the repeated use of pedo-code) in The New York Times and the subReddit banned and removed.

There's also been a massive, highly coordinated campaign launched on alternative media by the MSM under the banner of an anti-"Fake News" crusade, which is to say there's an assault currently underway on the sites that take Pizzagate seriously.

No one is saying as much but this very much feels connected to a deeper, more covert war.

Why would I say such a thing? Because at the same time the Pizzagate story went dark we've seen major strikes taken against international pedophilia, which actually is a global conspiracy, with its own networks, secret codes and moles within established centers of power such as schools, police departments and governments.  

And all of a sudden, there's been a major assault on this conspiracy, all over the world.

In the past week alone, we've seen international rings broken up in Norway, arrests in Australia and a new inquiry into a VIP ring in the UK. Also in the UK, we're seeing a major scandal emerging involving football clubs, including many of the top teams in the country. This is like the Penn State scandal on steroids:

Football sex abuse scandal: Top clubs 'made secret payments to keep victims quiet'

Top football clubs made secret payments to buy the silence of young players sexually abused by coaches, The Telegraph can disclose, as the growing scandal threatened to engulf the sport 
A well-placed source said a number of clubs, including at least one Premier League team, had paid compensation to footballers but only after victims had signed confidentiality agreements so strict that along with their families and lawyers they are banned from saying publicly if the cases even existed.  
The revelation will fuel concern that the national game has covered up historic sexual abuse for years. 
Yes, I think it's safe to say there is a major, coordinated assault on international pedophilia underway. Is it coincidence then that we also saw the death of this man this week? 
Paris (AFP) - French investigators probing the death of controversial British photographer David Hamilton believe he committed suicide, just weeks after he was accused of rape, sources close to the inquiry said Saturday. 
The 83-year-old, known for his widely published nude images of underage girls, was found dead in his Paris home on Friday with a plastic bag over his head, one source told AFP, adding: "There is nothing at this stage to suggest anything other than suicide." 
Hamilton, who rose to fame in the 1970s and whose photography books sold millions of copies, had been drinking alcohol and another source said drug tests would be performed on the body as medication was found in the photographer's bathroom.
Yes, because everyone commits suicide by placing a plastic bag over their heads. 

If there is indeed a global, coordinated attack on these networks taking place, and it's hard to imagine there isn't, who is behind this attack? And is this somehow connected to the larger power struggle playing out in plain sight?

The media exists to lull the masses to sleep, at least when it comes to worrying about the reality of people who behave and believe differently than they do. Anyone who happens to notice that things are not the way the media presents them is labeled as a "conspiracy theorist"and anyone who discusses it with others is accused of disseminating "fake news."

Unless, of course, those pesky Russkies are behind the conspiracies:

THE WASHINGTON POST ON THURSDAY NIGHT promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites that are critical of U.S. foreign policy as being “routine peddlers of Russian propaganda.” 
The article by reporter Craig Timberg – headlined “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say” – cites a report by a new, anonymous website calling itself “PropOrNot,” which claims that millions of Americans have been deceived this year in a massive Russian “misinformation campaign.”
The group’s list of Russian disinformation outlets includes WikiLeaks and the Drudge Report, as well as Clinton-critical left-wing websites such as Truthout, Black Agenda Report, Truthdig and Naked Capitalism, as well as libertarian venues such as and the Ron Paul Institute. 
Orwell spins. Spins.

But what do we do when the candidate who we can now link to real-life Knights Templar (the kind that go out and kill a lot of people for the faith, not some LARPer in a robe) starts touching symbolic bases connected to them, or to their spiritual forebears (the Praetorian boys, that is)?

Are we no longer allowed to notice such things, even then? Like this?

Donald Trump has scheduled a campaign rally in Cincinnati on Oct. 13 – the day after early voting starts in Ohio.

The rally will be the first by the Republican presidential candidate in Cincinnati proper. He held rallies in West Chester in March and Sharonville in July. He last visited Cincinnati to speak to an American Legion convention on Sept. 1.
No Republican has ever won the White House without winning Ohio.
October 13th, eh? I mean, what the heck does that have to do with the Knights Templar, right?

Or the Freemasons: you may think Cincinnati is another Native American place name, but it's actually Roman. And there's actually a Masonic Lodge named after the Cincinnati not 20 miles down the highway from Trump's imperial court (in Morristown, where the Continental Army was headquartered).

And the Mithras statue was halfway smack-dab between the two when the Trump Country Club was installed. Gotta love those coincidences, eh?

Is there any reason why anyone might want to rub some of Cincinnati's symbolism off on Trump, throwing in some day-magic borrowed from the Templars for good luck? Judge for yourself:

Cincinnatus (c. 519–430 BC) was a Roman patrician, statesman, and military leader of the early Republic who became a legendary figure of Roman virtues—particularly Roman manliness and civic virtue—by the time of the Empire.

Despite his old age, he worked his own small farm until an invasion prompted his fellow citizens to call for his leadership. He came from his plough to assume complete control over the state but, upon achieving a swift victory, relinquished his power and its perquisites and returned to his farm. 
His success and immediate resignation of his near-absolute authority with the end of this crisis (traditionally dated to 458 BC) has often been cited as an example of outstanding leadership, service to the greater good, civic virtue, lack of personal ambition, and modesty. As a result, he has inspired a number of organizations and other entities, some named in his honor.
I can't possibly see why someone like Trump would want to identify with such a character, can you? And this October 13th thing, right; I mean, what do the Knights Templar possibly have to do with Rome? Or with Cincinnati, for that matter:
The Society of the Cincinnati is the nation's oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army and their French counterparts who served together in the American Revolution. 
French...oh. Right.


There's a longstanding misconception, understandable in theory but still myopic, that the world is divided into the esoteric good guys and the exoteric bad guys. That anyone who delves into weird symbolism and ritual magic is "on our side" somehow.

I hope the MK-OFTEN series dashed such superficial interpretations of the evidence, as should a serious look at groups like Skull & Bones or a study of how Burning Man is evolving into the new Bohemian Grove.

I'm working on a post, provisionally titled "Nothing is 'Occult' Anymore and Everyone Practices Magick," which is already threatening to bulge into a series. Different religions may label their magic with more socially-acceptable designations but it still boils down to the same thing: petitioning unseen forces for advantage.

The more powerful you are, the more likely it is that someone is practicing magic for you.

My time prowling the streets of midtown Manhattan opened my eyes to an entirely different reality, in which the fabulously rich and powerful were openly conjuring in ways some dopesick shithead in ancient Alexandria or Babylon could only dream of, building open-air temples to the weirdest gods in the catalog. It was rather stunning.

 NASA does the same- I mean do you really think "OSIRIS-REX" made any sense to anyone in any context but magic? If so, you have a lot of research to do, partner.

I'll be keeping my eyes open as the new order unfolds before us. I trust you all to be my eyes and ears in the days to come.

UPDATE: Uh, what's that about Cincinnati again? 

Trump to launch 'thank you' tour with Thursday rally in Cincinnati 
Donald Trump’s presidential transition is looking more and more like Donald Trump’s campaign — now complete with a massive rally in the Rust Belt. 

The president-elect has been firing off daily broadsides on Twitter just as he did as a candidate -- attacking CNN, making false accusations about widespread voter fraud, and launching veiled attacks at his old nemesis Hillary Clinton, for participating in a recount.

Now, the president-elect is set to return to the heart of a state that helped deliver him his unexpected victory earlier this month. On Thursday evening, Trump will kick off a “thank you” tour in Ohio, with a massive rally at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, according to a source familiar with the planning.