The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination; that is, the seasonal movement of the Sun’s path (as seen from Earth) comes to a stop before reversing direction.
The summer solstice has long been a time when cultures celebrated the lengthening year. It is on this day, sometimes called Litha, that there is more daylight than any other time; a direct counterpoint to the darkness of Yule. No matter where you live, or what you call it, chances are you can connect to a culture that honored a sun deity around this time of year. Here are just a few of the gods and goddesses from around the world that are connected with the summer solstice.
- Aten (Egypt): This god was at one point an aspect of Ra, but rather than being depicted as an anthropomorphic being (like most of the other ancient Egyptian gods), Aten was represented by the disc of the sun, with rays of light emanating outward.
- Apollo (Greek): The son of Zeus by Leto, Apollo was a multi-faceted god. In addition to being the god of the sun, he also presided over music, medicine and healing. He was at one point identified with Helios. As worship of him spread throughout the Roman empire into the British Isles, he took on many of the aspects of the Celtic deities, and was seen as a god of the sun and of healing.
- Hestia (Greek): This goddess watched over domesticity and the family. She was given the first offering at any sacrifice made in the home. On a public level, the local town hall served as a shrine for her — any time a new settlement was formed, a flame from the public hearth was taken to the new village from the old one.
- Horus (Egyptian): Horus was one of the solar deities of the ancient Egyptians. He rose and set every day, and is often associated with Nut, the sky god. Horus later became connected with another sun god, Ra.
- Huitzilopochtli (Aztec): This warrior god of the ancient Aztecs was a sun god and the patron of the city of Tenochtitlan. He battled with Nanahuatzin, an earlier solar god. Huitzilopochtli fought against darkness, and required his worshipers to make regular sacrifices to ensure the sun’s survival over the next fifty-two years, which is a significant number in Mesoamerican myths.
- Juno (Roman): She is also called Juno Luna and blesses women with the privilege of menstruation. The month of June was named for her, and because Juno was the patroness of marriage, her month remain
The four days of the Summer Solstice, June 19-22nd are a time of great cosmic significance for humanity. Over the solstice, the Earth’s etheric body is drawn outwards by the heat of the sun into the heights of the universe, informing all beings in the cosmos of our Mother’s sacred presence.
As the sun rises on the 21st of June, the living world of nature will rejoice in the glory of the sun. In the elemental kingdoms, the nature spirits will dance upon the fields and misty meadows. Their nurturing work with earth’s natural systems is done and after the Feast of St John, the 24th June, as the light begins to die, they turn inward and retreat into their hollow hills…waiting for the ‘sun at midnight’ when man sows seeds into the in-breath at the Winter Solstice.
It’s sad when one of the biggest ‘super powers’ can’t even export a quintessentially American food to another country because it is too toxic to eat. But apples treated with diphenylamine (DPA), a substance which keeps them from turning brown for months at a time when they are kept in storage, is now a sore spot for importers of American apples.
DPA isn’t harmful all by itself, but it breaks down into carcinogogenic elements. It’s been used since 1962, but was banned in the European Union in 2012 since producers couldn’t answer inquiries about its safety. European food safety regulators wanted more information on it, but none could be summoned. The apple industry simply responded with one study “that detected three unknown chemicals on DPA-treated apples, but it could not determine if any of these chemicals, apparently formed when the DPA broke down, were nitrosamines.”
British scientists, John Barnes and Peter Magee, in 1956, reported that dimethylnitrosamine produced liver tumors in rats, and later went on to test other nitrosamines and N-nitroso compounds. They found that the compounds caused all kinds of problems, including liver cancer, lung cancer, and even botulism.
The seasonally-adjusted price index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs hit an all-time high in May, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS).
KPBS, June 11, 2014: Unusual Fish Catches Off San Diego Signal Large-Scale El Niño […] “We’ve already started to see very unusual fish catches here,” [Tim Barnett, Scripps Institution of Oceanography said.] “Yellowfin tuna was caught in May — that has never happened before to anybody’s recollection [and] dorado Mahi Mahi — first of June […] has never happened” […]
Pete Thomas Outdoors, June 13, 2014: Unusual catches, whales in odd places, pelican woes could be signs that impending El Niño will be significant […] mammals, birds and fish showing up where they don’t typically belong […] Earlier this week two Bryde’s whales [were] off Huntington Beach […] Sightings off California, however, are extremely rare. […] between 1991 and 2005, there was only one […] Less than a week earlier, a large pod of pilot whales showed off Dana Point […] nearly 20 years since they were last spotted off Southern California. In late March, false killer whales, another ultra-rare visitor [were] off Orange County. […] Sam Anderson, a UC Davis biologist […] would typically encounter tens of thousands of breeding pairs of pelicans, there were only sparse numbers. Some nesting sites were alarmingly deserted. […] Anderson, however, was reluctant to place all of the blame for the pelicans’ plight on the developing El Niño.
“A warmer world would be a sicker world. Under warming conditions a lot of microorganisms do better. They grow faster. They replicate faster. Many of our hosts can actually be stressed by warm conditions. And so it kind of creates a perfect storm of sickness.” — Drew Havell, Marine
Filling up our oceans with massive amounts of plastic that never biodegrades.
Think about it folks. After Gulf War I, the U.S. imposed deep sanctions on Iraq, where hundreds of thousands of children were denied basic foods and medical care and then Sec. of State Albright when confronted with the fact that these sanctions caused tens of thousands to die said, ‘it was worth it’.
Until Gulf War II, in 2003, the U.S. controlled all air over Iraq, pounding them with bombs at will. Then the invasion of Iraq in Gulf II with “schock and awe’ campaign that has killed over a million innocent people over lies about WMD”S in Iraq while we dropped mass amounts of cancer killing for generations Depleted Uranium in their cities.
We built the largest embassy in history, bigger than the Vatican, installed non-military blackwater contractors, took over their oil supplies and gave the business to multinational Big Oil.
Then supposedly left only to have the “insurgents’ return with a powerful ISIS military made up of Sunni ‘radicals”, who have now banded together through all their poverty with huge cache of U.S. made weapons and taken over several major cities in Iraq.
What a crock of major propagandized b.s., when will it end.
We never left. ISIS is a front for a created ‘foe’ to continue never ending war. This is all theater and professionally created propaganda to justify more killing, more war and more empire building.
Isis (Ancient Greek: Ἶσις, original Egyptian pronunciation more likely “Aset” or “Iset”) is a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. She was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans and the downtrodden, but she also listened to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats and rulers. Isis is often depicted as the mother of Horus, the hawk-headed god of war and protection (although in some traditions Horus’s mother was Hathor). Isis is also known as protector of the dead and goddess of children.
The name Isis means “Throne”. Her headdress is a throne. As the personification of the throne, she was an important representation of the pharaoh’s power. The pharaoh was depicted as her child, who sat on the throne she provided.
Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials. The officials said dozens of ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. …
How ISIS terror group amassed $2B in assets
2014 06 16
Follow the money: ISIS is just savvy businessmen and shrewd antiquities dealers? Or is it more likely they are bankrolled by the usual suspects (intelligence agencies, governments) to the tune of BILLIONS? — How ISIS terror group amassed $2B in assets From: CNBC The jihadist terror group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham has become a powerful military force, wreaking havoc throughout …
They’re coming on hot and heavy utilizing this freshly engineered ISIS uprising in Iraq, and not just for more war in the Middle East and the taking of Syria and Ukraine as they roll on towards Iran. The psychopaths seem to be planning another 9/11 using their resurrected terror meme with a new and improved, as in more “evil, deadly and powerful”, face.
Here’s the set up, front page in NYC news:
Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that New York City is “constantly vigilant” against any terror threat posed by the recent violence in Iraq.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, has already captured major cities in Iraq and is threatening its capital.
Who’s going to question where the next massive false flag attack came from now? Same tactic they used with Bin Laden – make the “demon” plain for all to see and then unleash whatever horror they have in their psychotic minds on an innocent populace to justify anything they want to accomplish in their quest for full spectrum dominance both abroad and domestically.
The Vulcans is a nickname used to refer to Republican Presidential candidate George W. Bush‘s foreign policy advisory team assembled to brief him prior to the 2000 U.S. presidential election. The Vulcans were led by Condoleezza Rice and included Richard Armitage, Robert Blackwill, Stephen Hadley, Richard Perle, Dov S. Zakheim, Robert Zoellick and Paul Wolfowitz, and Wolfowitz protégé, Scooter Libby. Other key campaign figures including Dick Cheney, George P. Shultz and Colin Powell were also closely associated with the group but were never actually members. During the campaign, Bush sought to deflect questions about his own lack of foreign policy experience by pointing to this group of experienced advisers. After the election, all the members of the team received key positions within the new Bush administration.
During the summer of 1998, George W. Bush met with Condoleezza Rice at the behest of George H.W. Bush at the Bush estate in Kennebunkport, Maine. Rice had been director for Soviet and East European Affairs of the National Security Council under Brent Scowcroft during George H. W. Bush‘s administration and Scowcroft had been guiding her career ever since, ensuring she came to the attention of Bush Sr. “Eventually he was quite taken with her,” Scowcroft recalled in an interview by James Mann for his book Rise of the Vulcans (2004). According to Coit D. Blacker, Rice and George W. Bush also “bonded at Kennebunkport” in August 1998. The several days of discussions that followed resulted in Rice agreeing to take charge of foreign policy for George W. Bush’s upcoming presidential campaign. Later that year Paul Wolfowitz, a former protégé of George Shultz and Dick Cheney, was taken on as well.
The Minerva Initiative is the name of the US Department of Defense research program which studies civil unrest with intent to develop a military response.
Critics worry about the involvement of the NSA, and how this behavioral research may target peaceful protests and label those involved as terrorists.
Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom, intelligence and warfare.
IrishOriginsofCivilization.com writes that the Bavarian Order of the Illuminati divided their system of initiation into categories and stages, one of which is the “Minerval”.
It is suggestive that the Illuminati employed the term “Minerval” for one of their introductory stages of initiation. The term apparently denotes the Roman goddess Minerva. She was connected to intelligence and warfare. She was probably revered by the Illuminati because of her connection to Prometheus who, with the goddess’s assistance, stole fire (knowledge) from the gods of Olympus so that men on earth could rise above a primitive level and eventually match the gods in power and abilit
Chickens coming home to roost. We will be seeing first hand the hell we wrath on others now as the NWO takes focus on the indebted servants of Amerika.
Soon, Maryland will be the home to a couple of new landmarks. Actually, sky-marks. As Mike Schuh reports, two large blimps will soon rise over Harford County and stay put.
Crowds of protesters could soon come under attack from riot control drones outfitted with paintball guns, strobe lights, and speakers. The Skunk Riot Control Copter, built by South African company Desert Wolf, has a suite of cameras and four paintball guns strapped to its chassis to help its operators monitor and control unruly crowds. The guns can fire ammunition from four different hoppers, meaning the drone operators can shoot protesters with dye markers, solid plastic pellets, or small capsules of pepper spray.
The nine countries that currently have nuclear weapons are the U.S., Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea. And Israel denies even having nuclear capabilities.
And that makes every penny taken from you by the US Government and given to Israel a crime under the Symington Amendment to the Foreign Appropriations Act and the Glenn Act.
Defence Minister Jean-Yves Lodrian said on Monday that French arms sales increased by 42 per cent or €6.7 billion in 2013 compared to 2012 and are expected to exceed seven billion Euros this year. Lodrian was speaking during the opening of the Eurosatory 2014 arms fair in the Paris suburb of Villepinte.
‘The Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, or GMD, was supposed to protect Americans against a chilling new threat from “rogue states” such as North Korea and Iran. But a decade after it was declared operational, and after $40 billion in spending, the missile shield cannot be relied on, even in carefully scripted tests that are much less challenging than an actual attack would be, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found.
The Missile Defense Agency has conducted 16 tests of the system’s ability to intercept a mock enemy warhead. It has failed in eight of them, government records show.’
While millions starve and are homeless in the United States!
The F-35 fighter jet, set to replace a large part of the US warplane fleet, has become the most expensive weapons program ever, drawing increased scrutiny at a time of tight public finances.
Following a series of cost overruns and delays, the program is now expected to cost a whopping 382 billion dollars, for 2,443 aircraft.
The so-called 5th generation fighter was built with features designed to help avoid enemy radar and ensure American supremacy in the skies for decades.
(Why we give so much credit and respect to the medical profession still is beyond my comprehension.)
The U.S. spends more money on health care compared with other industrialized countries, but Americans still get the least bang for their buck — and many still don’t have access to care — according to a report just published by the Commonwealth Fund. The report from the private health care research foundation examined data on expenditures, delivery and access to health care services among 11 industrialized countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S.
Overall, the U.K. and Switzerland were rated highest for factors that included quality, access, efficiency and equity of health care. The U.S., Canada and France overall ranked lowest. The U.S. was found to perform worst in areas concerning cost of care, efficiency, equity and overall health of its citizens, even though health care expenditures were highest per capita compared with the other 10 countries in the report.
Federal Tax Revenues Set Record Through May; Feds Still Running $436B Deficit
‘In the past several years, one of the topics covered in detail on these pages has been the surge in such gimmicks designed to disguise lack of demand and end customer sales, used extensively by US automotive manufacturers, better known as “channel stuffing”, of which General Motors is particularly guilty and whose inventory at dealer lots just hit a new record high. But did you know that when it comes to flat or declining sales and stagnant end demand, channel stuffing is merely the beginning?’
(what will the ‘shop ’til ya drop crowd do now??)
|Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead ‘chemtrailed’ into America’s skies every year
2014 06 13
America is being doused every minute of every day with the toxic heavy metal lead as it is burned in “avgas” — aviation gas, the fuel that powers most piston-driven aircraft (i.e. anything with a propeller). A grand total of 571 tons of lead are dumped each year into the air over our heads from aircraft alone, according to the …
|U.S. nuclear workers suffer severe brain damage, teeth fall out while truth is buried
2014 06 13
Workers at the federal government’s Hanford Site, a Department of Energy facility in Washington State that serves as a repository for spent nuclear power plant fuel rods, say their health has been adversely affected by what they say is toxic exposure to chemicals and radiation.