Saturday, June 11, 2016

Did General Paul E. Vallely assist Military Satanism? Sneak preview of NewswithViews Part 3 of 4

Front Title Page of MINDWAR - the expanded 1980 book by Michael Aquino and General Vallely re-released by Michael Aquino as a full 204 page book in 2013.

The front, side and back cover of MINDWAR.
2013 Copyrighting by Michael A. Aquino.

The dedication page of MindWar I have highlighted General Vallely as well as a couple of other interesting names.  There are several New Agers on this list as well including John C. Lilly and Dennis Kucinich.
I have sat on this Part 3 for some time and have also not submitted other items occupying my research time. Frankly, I was disappointed at the unusual disclaimer on my factually based article that the opinions expressed were solely my own.  I had other health issues and frankly much was delayed although I have been intensely going through my library in cataloging and indexing operations.
Today, I understand that Women Defending America will be having another event in my town and another one of the three Generals mentioned to me as instrumental in the founding of that organization will be speaking.  If my information is correct, it is General Boykin.
In the meantime, General Vallely evidently convinced the locals that

Interestingly enough, per the local communications director of that organization, General Vallely was aware of the 1986 article I wrote in my then NEW AGE MONITOR and had been aware of it since its release then.  That means that Michael Aquino was aware of it as well.  Perhaps that issuance was what inspired the obvious CYA (roughly translated:  “cover your posterior”) 1987 article by Michael Aquino demanding honesty and integrity in all military PsyOps.
If you would like a copy of my June 1986, Vol. I, No. 2 New Age Monitor sent to your email box, simply email me at cumbey@gmail.com.  Please put “Aquino-Vallely” in your subject line so I can ferret out those requests and promptly respond.  As I received thousands of monthly emails, it is important that you label it such so I can do responsive searches and sends to your email address.
Well, Michael Aquino says he is militarily retired.  I have seen much in print claiming he is a director of NSA and its security operations.  I have not been able to verify that information and am personally leery of some of those sources.  However, Michael Aquino continues in his Satanic proselyting activities.  He also now claims to be the 13th Baron of Rachane.  It appears that this was a purchased, rather than an inherited title.  Per Wikipedia article, “Barons in Scotland”, “Scottish feudal baronies may be passed to any person of either sex, by inheritance OR CONVEYANCE.” 
Michael A. Aquino (or “Barony of Rachane” if he insists) continues his writing and Satanic proselyting on behalf of his Temple of Set.  He uses his “Barony” site to do so


Well, INTERNETARCHIVES.ORG has somewhat of a copy of the “book” that Michael Aquino and General Vallely co-authored in 1980.  General Vallely transmitted that paper to “various governmental offices, agencies, commands, and publications involved or interested in PSYOP.”

Well, internet archives has somewhat of a copy of the “book” that Michael Aquino and General Vallely co-authored in 1980.  General Vallely transmitted that paper to “various governmental offices, agencies, commands, and publications involved or interested in PSYOP.”

Well, from Amazon I learned that the Aquino/Vallely document is today a 204 plus page one.   Only Michael Aquino’s name remains on the “author/author” references.  But, General Vallely does appear in that book.  It appears as one of the prominent names on the dedication (“TO”) page.  Photographic copies of the book cover and relevant pages are attached here for your viewing.

Why the gratitude to Major General Paul E. Vallely?  To me, the answer is obvious.  The information I was given by a reliable informant in 1986 was that Vallely was actively promoting his Satanism in the United States Military and General Paul E. Vallely was his patron/protector.  That obviously appeared to be still true in 2013 when Michael Aquino again released their book. 
Part IV, coming very soon:  The methods to destroy faith (aka “taboos”) specified in MINDWAR.

Stay tuned!

CONSTANCE

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Newt Gingrich as Donald Trump's running mate? I sincerely hope not!

I've been watching the TV and internet coverage on the Donald Trump candidacy.  He has now secured the necessary delegate pledges to win the Republican presidential nomination on the first convention ballot.  The Republican Convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio this coming July 18-21, 2016.

Now for the Vice Presidential pick.  I am hearing far too often that his pick could well be Newt Gingrich.  The odds-makers are placing their bets on that.  If anybody out there has influence with Mr. Trump (I'm sure I don't), they need to talk him out of that horrifying possibility that could only play into Hillary Clinton's ready and eager hands.

Donald Trump has gained favor with many working class Americans because he has to them a "common touch" and shares their concerns about the loss of American jobs to bad trade deals above.  His political base also rightfully fears the steadily increasing globalization that has dearly cost American workers.

Does Donald Trump realize the following about Newt Gingrich?


Therefore, my prayers are that Donald Trump look elsewhere than Newt Gingrich for his Vice Presidential choice and not to put too  much faith in those Newt Gingrich recommends.

Stay tuned!

CONSTANCE










Saturday, May 14, 2016

THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE - STILL UNRECOGNIZED BY TURKEY AND TOO MANY OTHERS

Between April 24, 1915 and 1917 the genocide occurred that later made Hitler literally think he could get away with mass murder.  That was the deportation and mass slaughter of between 800,000 to 1.5 million minority Armenians living within Turkish borders.

To this day, the Turkish government refuses take responsibility for nor even recognize the event known variously as "The Armenian Genocide" and/or "The Armenian Holocaust."

The United Nations sponsored ALLIANCE OF CIVIIZATIONS organized in 2005 was allegedly organized by Turkish Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan and the then Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero.   It was that same co-sponsor Erdogan who not that long after taking steps to promote tolerance and understanding then made threats and instituted actions to deport even more Armenians from Turkey.  He did this in response to international efforts to recognize the event as the genocidal one it was.  Interestingly, in 2015 he made statements acknowledging that something happened, but still minimized Turkish national responsibility for it.

I have done radio programs on this event in the past.  I've done two progams over the past 9 years with Virginia Haroutunian, the author of the book ORPHAN IN THE SANDS.  It relates the pain reaching down multi-generationally from the Turkish slaughter of the innocents event.

I have another well informed historian of that event with me in the morning on TMERadio.com.  That will be Edward Haroutunian.  He is also a practicing attorney and has served for many years as the Wayne County, Michigan Republican Party Chairman.  He can articulately answer your questions about that event.

The Armenians were an ancient Christian community.  As we now live in the age of ISIS terror and increasing psychological terror to American Christians over Biblical traditional values, it is instructive to know the impact of that past event that occurred interestingly at a time when the world was being primed to accept a Maitreyan "New Christ" version in the form of Jiddhu Krishnamurti.  Historical precedent has many lessons for us in a newer era of persecution and even martyrdom.

Join us in the morning at TMERadio.com to become part of the conversation!

Stay tuned!

CONSTANCE

Saturday, April 30, 2016

BREXIT, EUROPEAN UNION ARMY?? JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT SAFE TO GO BACK TO EUROPEAN WATERS

Access this report at https://www.ceps.eu/system/files/TFonEuropeanDefence.pdf

One early November 22nd morning of the Year of Our Lord 1995, I stumbled onto news items that made me sit up and take notice.  There was a major earthquake (7.2 mw) at Eilat, Israel, also on the Egyptian and Jordanian borders.   It was the only earthquake I have ever observed to have been subject to historical revision downwards from its 7.2 mw to a 6.2 mw account.  It was later admitted to me in writing (via email) from the head of the Israel earthquake agency that the true strength had indeed been  7.2 mw.  Engineers and architects were taking for awhile a bum rap for designing buildings that would not withstand a  6.2 quake. Of course, the magnitude/shock difference between a a 6.2 quake and a 7.2 is tremendous.

As I was looking at that news on my then AOL provider on relatively slow internet connections, a new article flashed up at me.  This one reported that a political earthquake was about to happen in the wake of the just happened Israeli/Egyptian earthquake disaster.  It was in the form of the Barcelona Conference about to start.  One Javier Solana, then heading the six month presidency of the European Union would be in charge.  They would be drawing up plans for a hoped for Mediterranean Free Trade zone projected to be complete by the year 2010.  Muammar Khaddafy, then still alive and President of Libya screamed at an earlier Arab League conference that "what's the matter with you idiots!? Can't you see this is a blatant European attempt to gain hegemony over our region?"

The United States requested to be included in this conference.  They were granted by the in charge Dr. Solana "observer status only."  The conference was held and an agreement was reached by all participants, including Israel and Syria.  Javier Solana was given complete credit for the diplomatic accomplishment.

One of the stated goals of the Barcelona Conference organizers, per the AOL accounts that awoke me to the situation as "to battle religious fundamentalism -- world wide."

It was reported that the Conference had been organized by the 10 member countries of the Western European Union.

As we didn't have the vast searching capacities we now enjoy with Google, Bing, and the other search engines, I perused a CD disk of business clippings for the past then year (1994-1995) and searching Javier Solana's name, I discovered that he had been behind a near shooting war between Canada and Spain over fishing rights.  As Morocco was a necessary party to the hoped for agreement between the EU and Arab Mediterranean countries, Morocco had demanded and got cooperation from Solana, also then the Foreign Minister of Spain to ban Spanish fishermen from its waters.  That left many angry fishing vessel owners and their crews sitting unemployed in Spanish ports.   They were told to "go fish Canada."  They did fish Canadian waters, almost to the point of extinction of Cod and Halibut stocks.  When one Spanish vessel crossed into Canadian boundaries, Canada boarded it and took the crew into custody.   You can press the previous sentence to read the account I wrote for NewswithViews.com and this blogspot.

Well, a lot of water went over the dam since then.  Javier Solana kept rising in power and prominence both EU and global affairs until the defeat of several EU constitutional initiatives.  Finally in 2010 he announced he would be retiring.  Two women have since succeeded him in the position and high paying salary that had obviously been crafted for his benefit.  I have some admiration for the present holder of the High Representative for Foreign Policy for the European Union, Federica Mogherini, as she played no small role in seeking the protection and release of persecuted Christians in Africa.

At any rate, most of you are familiar with the attention both Herb Peters and myself played to the role of Javier Solana in both European Union and global governance affairs.  Probably most of you think I payed too much attention to him.

I was starting to maybe think that myself.

But I did continue to look in on Dr. Solana from time to time and saw him heading various European Union military initiatives.  

Suddenly, in the news is as flood of information about an about to be held (June 23, 2016) British referendum on leaving the European Union.  USA President Barack Obama made a trip to England to urge the Britons not to do so.  This is short-handed in our press as BREXIT.  (British Exit.)

And there is still more news -- about a consolidated European Army surreptitiously in formation using the Arab refugee crisis and Ukraine as rationales.  Suddenly, it looks like developments strangely sounding like old prophetic warnings might just be happening.  Who knows?  The times are in God's hand -- but still coming at a time when global mores and morality (same sex marriage, disregard of birth gender in restroom and public showering choices) have descended to their present levels, one must go hmmmm.

Reportedly, German and Dutch militaries are now being merged.  European army units are being trained for "civil war" and the "dangerous fantasy" might well now be happening.




This will be a major topic for me on today's radio show at 10 am Eastern Time (7 am Pacific time).  Please plan on joining me.  Am I reading too much into this?  Maybe, maybe not.  Time and events will tell.

Stay tuned!

CONSTANCE



Saturday, April 16, 2016

Earth Day is Approaching -- We should remember its ORIGINAL aims

That "holiest" of all the "high holy" New Age days is fast approaching.  April 22 once again brings us "Earth Day."  As the pressure for "Christian environmentalism" grows, we should remember the sorry roots of that holiday.  Those roots have been subject to much historical revision.

I was employed on the Speaker's Staff of the Michigan House of Representatives in 1970, the year of the first Earth Day.  Far and away, the most visible figure on Earth Day, the man who claimed to have come up with its very notion, was Ira Einhorn.  He was in those days clearly a New Age superstar operating on an international level with impressive corporate backers.

The New Age historical revisionists would now have you believe that the most prominent figures were Denis Hayes and Gaylord Nelson.  They have conveniently tried to distance themselves from Ira Einhorn and with very good reason:  Ira Einhorn is now imprisoned for life for the murder of his New Age lover, Texas native and Bryn Mawr graduate Holly Maddux.

There is a lot of current attention given to the proposed release of one of the Charles Manson cult killers, Leslie van Houten, being approved for parole.  Manson was not the only psychotic cult leader in the New Age Movement of the 1970s.  Ira Einhorn had then and still now a loyal following of those who refused to believe he could perform actions he clearly earlier telegraphed he would perform.

"Psychopaths like myself emerge when societies are about to change," Einhorn told his enraptured audiences to whom he oft boasted he was a "planetary enzyme."  In that same speech he proclaimed himself a "brother with Charles Manson The best place to read the about that is Steven Levy's well documented book, THE UNICORN'S SECRET:  MURDER IN THE AGE OF AQUARIUS. (Page 377, mass paperback edition)..

Einhorn was fraternizing with the nephew of the Shah of Iran, "speaking to an intimate gathering sponsored by the prince" (p. 13, supra).  Per Levy, Einhorn was given high academic credentials, as a fellow in the Kennedy School of Government.  Einhorn even had 1970 articles publishe dby the Catholic Art Association.

We have more than Levy's impressive and still necessary reading book.  I discovered that in my own library, accumulated during my years of research, I had a copy of Einhorn's post Earth Day, pre-1979 arrest book, 78-187880.  It is a strange, crudely put together book from appearances, BUT, it was published by a major publishing house Doubleday & Company as a "Doubleday Anchor book."  Its Libtary of Congress Catalog Card number is 78-187880 -- same as the title of the book.

78-187880 had many not so subtle hints to those who had eyes to see and ears to hear.  Many swastikas are positively pictured throughout it.   The New Age oft stated goals of population reduction to a maximum of 2 billion only alive by the year 2000 are contained within the covers.

Later this morning, (10 am Eastern time, 7 am Pacific time) I will be doing my regular internet radio program on TMERadio.com.  We will be discussing this -- for now I'm retiring for the night and hope you will join me in the morning.   Now that "Bill Nye the Science Guy" is openly calling for criminalizing "climate change deniers", we need to review both the foundations and current thrust of the radical Gaia Gang.

Does YOUR church celebrate Earth Day?  Join me in later this morning and we'll talk about it.

Constance





Sunday, March 27, 2016

HE IS RISEN - HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!

HE IS RISEN - HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!

Among all the present chaos, all the sadness, all the violence, all the confusion we now face, we may still with confidence view our future -- the event that will be in all of our futures one day -- our eternal future -- whether with or without God.

This day, Easter Sunday commemorates in the Christian world the resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ.  The scripture, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved," (Romans 10:9) should give us hope for the long run -- not our transitory lives, but the eternal future promised us.  The Resurrection of Jesus Christ was about hope.

Today, let us rest in that promise.  Happy Easter to all!

CONSTANCE

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

EUROPEAN UNION CAPITAL BRUSSELS UNDER ATTACK

Yesterday, the big news was that an alleged ringleader in the November Paris ISIS attacks had been captured in Brussels, Belgium.  Brussels is the headquarters of the European Union.  It is also the capitol city of Belgium.  Per audio reports I heard Sunday and  yesterday, the captured alleged ringleader was talking.  He told investigators, per reports, that there had been many more planned attacks on European centers.  

Google News Search on Brussels attack, 11:42 am, Eastern Time, March 22, 2016.

Today, the ugly plans evidently went into full blown execution.  Belgium, a country that depends heavily on rail travel for basic transportation, had both its main train station and airport attacked by suicide bombers.  At least 34 have been reported dead as of the time of this writing and the death toll is said to be certain to rise.

Among the televised reports I heard as I awoke to this news this morning were that Belgium had been vulnerable because it basically "lacked borders" and the foreign population was high.  This news is probably certain to strengthen Donald Trump's presidential bid hand because that is what he has persistently said about the United States.  

This development is also likely to strengthen the hands of those calling for "global governance," "global civil society," "interfaith dialogue", "Alliance of Civilizations", "New World Religion", and for those advocating for Europe to speak with one voice and with a multi-country consolidated military (Javier Solana has probably been the leading voice with this message starting in 1999).

Developments are diabolical and disturbing.  Jesus' words to his disciples about latter times in human history featuring "men's hearts failing them for fear looking after the things coming upon the Earth" sound increasingly like present reality.

May the Lord protect us all in these turbulent times.

Stay tuned!

CONSTANCE

Friday, March 18, 2016

ARE WE TRUMPNOTIZED?

Cliff Kincaid, one of my favorite political commentators just sent me his latest newsletter.  He expresses deep concerns about Donald Trump, those supporting him, and a type of mob mentality -- not dissimilar from some we also witness from those in the Occupy Movement and on the far left of the political spectrum.

Cliff has agreed to join me to vocalize his written concerns about that as well as some new concerns about New World Religion developments.

We will be live in the morning on TMERadio.com at 7 a.m. Pacific time, 10 a.m. Atlantic time.

Join us then and there!

CONSTANCE

Monday, February 29, 2016

TODAY, FEBRUARY 29th, IS MY EIGHTEENTH BIRTHDAY!

Dear Friends,

Not too many advantages to a Leap Year Day birthday, but the humor of it increases with age.  Today, I am having my 18th birthday, since arriving on earth on February 29, 1944.

I'm occupied with so many thoughts and projects, but I'm grateful to God for giving me this much time.  My life has been sometimes sad, sometimes happy, sometimes frustrating, but never boring.  I can take almost anything but boredom.

When I first (in April 1981) discovered the New Age Movement, the disturbing development that led to my researching and writing THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF THE RAINBOW (Huntington House, 1983), I was in "Leap Years" only 9 years old.  In real time, that would have made  37.

Well, the Leap Year birthday has never been good for much but laughs.  When I was a little girl who thought she was turning 8, I was disturbed to tears by my father putting two candles on my birthday cake and saying "you're only two."

At my present stage in life, it's a lot of fun, when asked my age, to have said for the past four  years "17" and now, today, "18."

Thanks for being my readers and I'll have real meat to chew on soon.

You may download my two books for free for my birthday (see, you're getting the present!) by going over to internet archives by clicking on this link for HIDDEN DANGERS and this one for A PLANNED DECEPTION.

 We are living in perilous times indeed, but I do believe the good Lord gave us a sense of humor as a safety valve!

Stay tuned!
CONSTANCE

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Unification Church is still on the move - post death of Rev. Moon

Earlier this evening (Friday evening, February 19, 2016)  I witnessed a bizarre event in Centerline, Michigan near the Detroit city border.  Near a heavy industrial and trucking center area is an obvious Unification Church (Moonie) colony.  I went to the occasion for a supposed "international food dinner."  What the event actually turned out to be was a "Blessing" of Unification Church couples -- a "Cosmic Blessing" from "True Mother."  The Moonie "Trinity" is obviously "God, Rev. Moon, and Mrs. Moon."  As Rev. Moon departed for whatever his reward/punishment in 2012, an obviously aging Mrs. Moon was conducting the ceremony, simulcast to true believers via internet on Friday, February 19, 2016.   Seen on the screen was a very packed Korean stadium with thousands of couples handpicked for each other with little or no prior notice of who was chosen for whom.  Six "lucky couples" were chosen to enter the stage and receive presents from Mrs. Moon.

I will have much to say about this on my internet radio program, TMEradio.com a very few and too short hours from now.  Needless to say, I am agitated about what I saw tonight and learned about infiltration of major religious denominations on our local front "right here in River City" as sung in the Music Man movie of years ago.  They are obviously working hard on a New World Religion and were very happy about steps they perceive Pope Francis to be taking in that direction.  Imams and Rabbis were present.  I learned that they had extremely slick "Catholics" who were pretending to be the best of loyal Catholics but really believed Rev. Moon to be the true purveyor of truth and wisdom.  Their veneer was "family preservation."  As I know of few groups more responsible for family separation, it strikes me as more than ironic, if not disingenuous.

Please join me in the morning.  Last week my preceding program was to have been rebroadcast as I had a Memorial service to attend for a very dear and close friend for many years.  I understand that at least the first hour did not happen as planned.  Oh well.  God willing, all will go well in the morning.  I have a whole lot to say.  Please join me.

Tune in and stay tuned!

CONSTANCE

Monday, February 01, 2016

Hillsdale College - Mixed past reviews about this beautiful Michigan campus

I'm at a conference at Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan.  It is sponsored by a Hillsdale institution called "The Center for Constructive Alternatives."  I ran into interesting people here last night with the very similar concerns to me on the issues.  There will be a campus tour today.  My husband attended Hillsdale College for his freshman year of college and then transferred later to Wayne State University (one of my own alma mater's).   The focus of this conference which is directed towards both writers and readers is "The Art of Biography." 

I have several friends -- some close -- with Hillsdale College backgrounds.  Harry Veryser, a noted economics professor and author himself, was Assistant to the President here many years ago.  My stepson, David, graduated from Hillsdale College before I discovered the existence of the New Age Movement.

Hillsdale was not without its own New Age infiltration.  I had been informed that one of the professors back in the 1980s was a Rosicrucian and for several years all the "Excellence in Religion" awards had gone to members of his Rosicrucian study group.  Among those invited for presentations were Barbara Marx Hubbard, John Naisbitt, Willis Harman, and Marilyn Ferguson.  Ipsa res loquitor, legal speak for "the facts speak for themselves."

I'm told the Shavano Institute still exists but has been renamed.  I asked about it in the orientation session for visitors this morning.  My educated guess for at least the period of the 1980s when they spoke was that the purpose of inviting them was not just to study "comparative ideologies."  I rather suspect there were true believers even at conservative Hillsdale College, just as just about everywhere else.

Well, a lecture is now scheduled and it would be rude for me not to attend, so I'm off.  I would love to know if anybody else out there ever followed the Shavano Institute situation.  Shavano is now  renamed as "National Leadership Seminars."

I'll be back soon and stay tuned!

CONSTANCE

Thursday, January 14, 2016

I'm not the only one with these challenges . . . Please BE PATIENT

I've spent extensive time over the past two years reviewing my library and archives.  I've scanned enormous amounts of material, made extensive notes, ordered discovered potential references.  As a result, I've got lots of irons in the fire and am frustrated trying all I need to do in this human body.  Going through my library, I recently found a reference that probably proves I'm not the only one, neither am I the first and probably not the last.  Reading an internet reference to Theosophical bent - "religious scholar" and lecturer, Mircea Eliade, originally a Romanian based academic, I discovered he had similar woes.  I also discovered that what I was trying to do was probably larger than Eliade's post-war 1949 frustrating project of classifying 9,000 projects was.  The passage that inspired me to order and review Journal I, 1945-1948 of his journal was a quoted unfavorable reference to Alice Bailey and her husband Foster Bailey.  Quoted below is the part I found interesting:

Mircea Eliade - Journal I - Alice Bailey references are on page 160 of this book.


At teatime, Mme. Froebe tells me about visions experienced by
certain eccentric guests, among them Alice Bailey, who saw a monk
repeatedly entering the window on the right (all this happened in the
room where we're staying, on the second floor, the room in which I'm
writing this) . Alice Bailey (what an able adventuress! I met her in
London in 1940; my Polish translator-God only knows what her name
was; and what an intelligent, likable, informed woman !- gave me a
letter of recommendation, and Alice Bailey invited me to dinner. She
was with her husband- a nonentity-and a friend , a tremendously
voluble American woman, probably her patroness, because she paid for
the dinner. Alice Bailey conducted a school of " initiation by correspondence"
with a rather high tuition; she had published a number of
books-unreadable, and absolutely worthless)-Alice Bailey evoked
her master and protector in Tibet, with whom she was in regular
communication through telepathy; and with the aid of a ritual she
expelled the shade of that mysterious monk who kept coming in the
window. After that, Mme. Froebe adds, the monk visited the room next
door, where a young Dutch Quaker was staying; he would come at 2:00
A. M. Since the young man's room was directly over Mme. Froebe's
bedroom, she would hear him jump out of bed and turn on the light. He
would start reading aloud from the Bible. I don't know what sins that
monk bad committed, but on hearing the words of the Bible he would
disappear.

Well, that was interesting, although Eliade's religious scholarship fails to impress me -- he was obviously a hanger-on himself at Eranos, the institute co-founded by Olga Froebe and Alice Bailey.  HOWEVER, I was amused and could related to something else related in this book -- his difficulty in finishing a plethora of projects:

18 May
I've written nothing in this notebook for several weeks because
I have been totally immersed in analyzing, classifying, and completing
the materials on shamanism, gathered in the last nine years. Every day,
at the Musee de I 'Homme. Have opened the notebook in order to record
that today I received the corrected proof copy of Le Mythe de l' eternel
re tour.
25 May
Am continuing to work, day and night, on shamanism. Sometimes
I feel almost crushed by the massive Soviet ethnographic
production. And since I can't see a problem clearly until I see it whole,
I keep putting off writing until the last moment, until I've verified even
the smallest detail (verifications which often are futile because I can't
use them; at most, I content myself with an allusion in a footnote).
Another danger: sometimes my "enthusiasm" is exhausted in the
research itself, and when I decide to write it up, I compose somewhat
reluctantly, hastily, using only a small part of the documentation I've
collected and spent days mulling over.  (page 90, Mircea Journal I)

Well, I've similar problems.  I've been almost totally immersed (besides my remaining law practice) with ANALYZING, CLASSIFYING, and COMPLETING . . .  It has dawned on me that I've been in this struggle for now nearly 35 years since 1981.  That's five years longer than the religious wars ending in the Treaty of Westphalia lasted in Europe!

I do think I have things computer organized now to the point where writing and accurate referencing will proceed smoothly.  Pray for me.  I've had health issues recently that has also served to somewhat slow me in this process.  I've amassed tremendous materials on General Vallely and Michael Aquino -- that backburnered projecd continues.

Thanks for your patience and stay tuned.

CONSTANCE

Friday, December 25, 2015

A BLESSED AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

Merry Christmas to all and thank you for your patience.  I'm also behind in reading comments.  I had several rough days with the "cold" or whatever it was last weekend and beyond.  I'm still coughing up part of it.  We plan a quiet Christmas with Church, family and close friends.  Clearly our world is in a real mess.  Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!  This day reminds us all of the Hope we have!

Constance

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Fanatic for Jesus: 'Common Ground' Between Theosophists and Christians?

Fanatic for Jesus: 'Common Ground' Between Theosophists and Christians?

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Disturbing New Issues in the Wake of the San Bernadino Shootings

Disturbing Issues in the Wake of the San Bernadino Shootings

Names have been released of the dead shooters yesterday in the San Bernadino massacre of 14 and wouding of many more.  The names are that of an Illinois born Moslem named Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik.  They are undoubtedly Islamic names.  Syed was 28 and his wife was 27.  They had a 6 month old baby.  They were reportedly, per CNN accounts this morning, "religious."

It has not been characterized so far as "terrorism," but San Bernadino police, also per CNN reports, "have not ruled terrorism out."  Per an article by Michele Hickford Farook had recently taken a month long trip to Saudi Arabia and came back with Tashfeen as his wife.

They left their baby with grandparents, Farook went to his employer's Christmas party and then appeared to be enraged at a co-worker.  He and Tashfeen returned and the rest is very tragic history.

Now, I'm not an Islamic basher, per se.  We have many Moslems in the Detroit metropolitan area and so far the relations between Jews, Christians, and Moslems has been mostly peaceful.  While there have been arguments over Christian presence at Moslem street festivals, there is also peaceful business interaction and even social friendships.  From SE Michigan's large Arabic community, there are large groups of both Christians and Moslems.  The Chaldean community is primarily Catholic, but I've met Chaldean Baptists.  Probably the most agitated of Arabic communities in the Detroit area to my observation are the Palestinians.  I do recall seeing reports of post-911 celebrations in the Dearborn area.  As I recall the celebrants were Palestinian.

Now, the interesting part from my observation -- not of the shooters -- but of the planned "dialogue and reconciliation".  A pleasant appearing fellow appeared on CNN's morning programming within the past half hour of my writing.  He said that he represented the Ahmahdiyya Mosque and they were holding a large prayer service at their San Bernadino mosque this evening (Thursday, December 3, 2015).  He urged everybody to come and pray with them.  I somewhat blinked as I thought I heard him say it was a movement founded by "the Messiah."

I've heard of Sunni Moslems and Shia Moslems.  This was the first I had heard of the Ahmadiyya movement of Moslems.  I decided to do a little research and found much of concern that like other phases of the New Age Movement (a Movement dedicated to eliminating Jews, Christians, and Moslems) was acting in a way that could subtly channel folk into the bottom line of the New Age Movement -- acceptance of  a new "Messiah" who was neither Jesus nor Jewish.

What was the Ahmadiyya Movement about?  The following significant and disturbing material is found in the Wikipedia article on the subject and I quote it here:


Ahmadiyya . . . officially, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community[2] or the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at; . . .  is an Islamic religious movement founded in British India near the end of the 19th century.[3][4] It originated with the life and teachings of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835–1908), who claimed to have fulfilled the prophecies of the world's reformer during the end times, who was to herald the eschaton as predicted in the traditions of variousworld religions and bring about, by peaceful means, the final triumph of Islam as per Islamic prophecy. He claimed that he was the Mujaddid (divine reformer) of the 14th Islamic century, the promised Messiah and Mahdi awaited by Muslims.[5][6][7][8] The adherents of the Ahmadiyya movement are referred to as Ahmadi Muslims or simply Ahmadis.
Ahmadi thought emphasizes the belief that Islam is the final dispensation for humanity as revealed to Muhammad and the necessity of restoring to it its true essence and pristine form, which had been lost through the centuries.[9] Ahmadiyya adherents believe that Ahmad appeared in the likeness of Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice, and peace. They believe that upon divine guidance he divested Islam of fanatical and innovative beliefs and practices by championing what is, in their view, Islam’s true and essential teachings as practised by Muhammad and the early Islamic community.[10] Thus, Ahmadis view themselves as leading the revival and peaceful propagation of Islam.
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad founded the movement on 23 March 1889 and termed it the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at, sometimes translated as Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Since his death, the community has been led by a number of Caliphs and has expanded to over 200 countries and territories of the world. The Ahmadis were among the earliest Muslim communities to arrive inBritain and other Western countries.[9] Currently, the community is led by its Caliph, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, and is officially estimated to number between 10 and 20 million worldwide.[11][12][13] 

So, the Ahmadiyya Movement stands for a "Messiah," clearly neither Jesus nor Jewish.  It is very interesting to me that it was founded in India at just about the same time that the Theosophists were promulgating very, very similar philosophies and preparing the world to receive a new messiah, although the Theosophical Society originally passed itself off as merely studying comparative religion.

My impressions?  That the California killings could well have been part of a Isis or radicalized equivalent "sleeper cell" and that the New Age slogan of "crisis = opportunity" is also at work.  I'm still researching this, but as Californians were urged to flock to the Mosque for the communal prayer service I suspect it is another diabolical move towards their long awaited "New World Religion" where all say "blessed be thy God" rather than "blessed be My God."

My research in this area will continue and your comments are invited.

Stay tuned!

Constance



Tuesday, November 10, 2015

BILL JOHNSON & the NEW AGE - by Andrew Strom - Kundalini Warning - HD - ...

Grant from New Zealand and past active participants in the comments section forum of of this blogspot have alerted me over the years to the activities of Bill Johnson, the book, PHYSICS OF HEAVEN,  and concerns that this is New Age invasion of particularly the Charismatic churches.  Today I received a phone call from somebody very close to my home area giving me nearly identical concerns and steering me to the work of Andrew Strom who was helping to report on disturbing developments among Charismatic Christians.

New Age leader Jeremy Rifkin wrote THE EMERGING ORDER God in the Age of Scarcity (1979).  It was co-authored with Ted Howard.  The mass paperback Ballantine Epiphany edition had the following Christian endorsements:


Interestingly, Rifkin was hailed as a "prophet" for this book that in essence said that a New World Order would be ushered in by a "new Protestant reformation."  The Charismatics would supply the "liberating energy."  The Evangelicals would supply the new theology and/or "new covenant vision" in the form of a "Stewardship Paradigm" in place of the 'outmoded' "Fall and Dominion" paradigm.

For my personal analysis of Rifkin's theology and works, consult my chapter "A SECRET KINGDOM" in my second book, A PLANNED DECEPTION:  THE STAGING OF A NEW AGE MESSIAH.  Here is an online link to a free downloadable edition from Internet Archives, org.

I believe based on what I have seen so far that the concerns coming to me from as far away as New Zealand and as close as Pontiac, Michigan are legitimate.  Therefore, I'm recommending the viewing and downloading of Andrew Strom's videos.  I noticed that his obviously professionally produced documentaries were available without charge and reproduction was urged.  I like that!  I can't conceive of any legitimate Biblical prophet of old saying "send me $39.95  and I will send you my prophecy video of the month."

Please watch and many thanks to New Zealand and Pontiac, Michigan -- far and near to home, for putting me onto these issues.

Stay tuned!

CONSTANCE







Thursday, October 15, 2015

TMERadio Break for Studio Equipment Repairs & Upgrading next two Saturdays

Dear Readers:

Many of you regularly listen to my internet radio program on TMERadio.com.  It is also known as TheMicroEffect.com.  The program has been a tremendous bully pulpit for me for the past eight years since April 2007 when Joe McNeill, the network owner, first offered me a program of my own.  Previous to that, I had been interviewed by some of his other then hosts.  


Joe runs an amazing operation in Kamiah, Idaho.  He has made brilliant use of "recycled" computers combined with other technology that is "beyond my pay grade" to reach an international audience.  I have had people call in to my program from as far away as New Zealand.  I have used the program to lay out detailed expository information that I have not yet had time to reduce to the printed page.  I have also used it to share critical information on what is currently transpiring in the New Age Movement as well as overlooked history accessible to me through my private library, but not readily sitting on most conventional public library shelves.


For the last four years or so, I have done the program for two hours each and every Saturday morning.  Occasionally I have used guest hosts including the late Dr. Stanley Momteith, John Loeffler, and Sarah Leslie.  


There are many other hosts on Joe's network from which my own world views radically diverge.  Joe McNeill tells me that he believes in "Freedom of Speech" and  he believes that listeners can do their own research and sort it out for themselves.  But at any rate, Joe gave me a platform when many who professed to be cult experts tried to muzzle me.  You might want to review my past articles on "The Hi-Jacking of Evangelicalism," both here and on NEWSWITHVIEWS.COM.  


TMERadio is revamping its studios and equipment.  New broadband lines are scheduled for installation and the provider has notified Joe that it will take two weeks to properly install and test the equipment.  Therefore, we will be off the air for the next two Saturdays.  I had a guest scheduled for this coming Saturday, David Livingstone.  I have interviewed him successfully in the past about his own extensive research and writing on the New Age Movement and its impact.  He has now written a brilliant new book on TRANSHUMANISM.  He sent me a .pdf review copy that I am still reading, but the depth and breadth of his research amazes me, just as Lee Penn and Cliff Kincaid's work never cease to humble me.


I'm still working on Part 3 of my series on General Paul E. Vallely and military New Age and Satanism with possible tentacles reaching into the Tea Party Movement.  I've also been doing extensive research lately on the obvious continuation of the 1970's Weathermen Movement, a violent branch of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society).  


I did my radio program last Saturday on that, reviewing a book long in my library on DIANA:  THE MAKING OF A TERRORIST (Thomas Powers, Houghton Mifflin Publishers, 1971.)  My particular copy was purchased several years ago at a Baldwin (Birmingham, Michigan) Public Library used book sale.  It was discontinued by the library for reasons I do now understand. 


DIANA:  THE MAKING OF A TERRORIST book covers.
 The book should be required reading and it gives deep insights into ideological radicalization similar to that we are seeing now.  Bill Ayers, the same Bill Ayers now married to Weatherman leader, Bernadein Dohrn, was Diana's then boyfriend.  That young woman, Diana Oughton was killed on March 6, 1970,by a bomb she was helping to make misfired and destroyed a Greenwich Village townhouse where she was located.  She was the beautiful daughter of a wealthy and prominent Illinois family.  She became radicalised probably by her finest and best motives after witnessing extreme Guatemalan poverty.  She was also co-running a New Age school in Ann Arbor, Michigan with Bill Ayers.  The school was based on the beliefs of Alexander Sutherland Neill who believed that the student should shape learning, not the teachers.  

The school Diana and Bill Ayers ran in Ann Arbor, Michigan, it developed, never taught a single one of its many students to read.  That was discovered when third grade children started begging their parents to teach them to read.  Diana's radicalisation then went on to more violent manifestations, including a belief that they were making war on all USA citizens.


Many believe this to have been a Marxist operation.  There was Marxist indoctrination and ideology there.  But, there were even heavier New Age aspects, including free love, sexual experimentation, "smash monogamy", group sex, "free love" and beyond.  LSD, drugs, and the like were heavily employed by those in the Weatherman operation.  There was extreme violence by this group that included bombings of several government buildings, including the United States Capitol Building.  


It is relevant now because of the current links of the unrepentant leadermen leaders (Dohrn and Ayers, now a married couple) who have been publicly advising OCCUPY members on the stages they can expectg in their movements, including violence.  


Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers at Occupy rally, 
I will have much more to say on this later.  

Stay tuned!

CONSTANCE 



Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pope Francis' Speech to Joint Session of Congress -- My concerns are yellow high-lighted

To my readers: 
I have watched Pope Francis' speech to Congress with no small degree of consternation.  In 1981 I opened a file and called it "War on Fundamentalism."  It appears that the present Pope's speech fired a significant salvo in that war against "Fundamentalists" (those believing the fundamentals of Scripture and their religion to be true).  The "we are all one and we are all inter-connected themes of Alice Bailey and other New Agers come through, albeit subtly.  The "technological advances" to facilitate global wealth redistribution, ditto.  And then there were the spiritual examples given by him, the most glaring in my opinion being that of Thomas Merton.  Obviously, Thomas Merton was canonized long ago -- by the THEOSOPHISTS, the mothership of the New Age Movement."
I'm sharing with you the transcript of the Pope's speech.  I honestly can't help but wonder if  Pope Benedict XVI (Ratzinger) has been the victim of a literal Vatican coup.  While there are some issues on which I applaud things this Pope has said -- asking every Catholic parish in Europe to adopt a refugee family -- the balance to me is presently VERY TROUBLING.
I have yellow highlighted some obvious areas of my own concern.  I put a few of my comments in aqua highlighting.  I value your opinions and please
STAY TUNED!
CONSTANCE

Honorable Members of Congress,
Dear Friends,
I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of Congress in “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. I would like to think that the reason for this is that I too am a son of this great continent, from which we have all received so much and toward which we share a common responsibility.
Each son or daughter of a given country has a mission, a personal and social responsibility. Your own responsibility as members of Congress is to enable this country, by your legislative activity, to grow as a nation. You are the face of its people, their representatives. You are called to defend and preserve the dignity of your fellow citizens in the tireless and demanding pursuit of the common good, for this is the chief aim of all politics. A political society endures when it seeks, as a vocation, to satisfy common needs by stimulating the growth of all its members, especially those in situations of greater vulnerability or risk. Legislative activity is always based on care for the people. To this you have been invited, called and convened by those who elected you.
Yours is a work which makes me reflect in two ways on the figure of Moses. On the one hand, the patriarch and lawgiver of the people of Israel symbolizes the need of peoples to keep alive their sense of unity by means of just legislation. On the other, the figure of Moses leads us directly to God and thus to the transcendent dignity of the human being. Moses provides us with a good synthesis of your work: you are asked to protect, by means of the law, the image and likeness fashioned by God on every human face.
Today I would like not only to address you, but through you the entire people of the United States. Here, together with their representatives, I would like to take this opportunity to dialogue with the many thousands of men and women who strive each day to do an honest day’s work, to bring home their daily bread, to save money and –one step at a time – to build a better life for their families. These are men and women who are not concerned simply with paying their taxes, but in their own quiet way sustain the life of society. They generate solidarity by their actions, and they create organizations which offer a helping hand to those most in need.
I would also like to enter into dialogue with the many elderly persons who are a storehouse of wisdom forged by experience, and who seek in many ways, especially through volunteer work, to share their stories and their insights. I know that many of them are retired, but still active; they keep working to build up this land. I also want to dialogue with all those young people who are working to realize their great and noble aspirations, who are not led astray by facile proposals, and who face difficult situations, often as a result of immaturity on the part of many adults. I wish to dialogue with all of you, and I would like to do so through the historical memory of your people.
My visit takes place at a time when men and women of good will are marking the anniversaries of several great Americans. The complexities of history and the reality of human weakness notwithstanding, these men and women, for all their many differences and limitations, were able by hard work and self-sacrifice – some at the cost of their lives – to build a better future. They shaped fundamental values which will endure forever in the spirit of the American people. A people with this spirit can live through many crises, tensions and conflicts, while always finding the resources to move forward, and to do so with dignity. These men and women offer us a way of seeing and interpreting reality. In honoring their memory, we are inspired, even amid conflicts, and in the here and now of each day, to draw upon our deepest cultural reserves.
I would like to mention four of these Americans: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton.
This year marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the guardian of liberty, who labored tirelessly that “this nation, under God, [might] have a new birth of freedom”. Building a future of freedom requires love of the common good and cooperation in a spirit of subsidiarity and solidarity.
All of us are quite aware of, and deeply worried by, the disturbing social and political situation of the world today. Our world is increasingly a place of violent conflict, hatred and brutal atrocities, committed even in the name of God and of religion. We know that no religion is immune from forms of individual delusion or ideological extremism. This means that we must be especially attentive to every type of fundamentalism, whether religious or of any other kind. A delicate balance is required to combat violence perpetrated in the name of a religion, an ideology or an economic system, while also safeguarding religious freedom, intellectual freedom and individual freedoms. But there is another temptation which we must especially guard against: the simplistic reductionism which sees only good or evil; or, if you will, the righteous and sinners. The contemporary world, with its open wounds which affect so many of our brothers and sisters, demands that we confront every form of polarization which would divide it into these two camps. We know that in the attempt to be freed of the enemy without, we can be tempted to feed the enemy within. To imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place. That is something which you, as a people, reject.
Our response must instead be one of hope and healing, of peace and justice. We are asked to summon the courage and the intelligence to resolve today’s many geopolitical and economic crises. Even in the developed world, the effects of unjust structures and actions are all too apparent. Our efforts must aim at restoring hope, righting wrongs, maintaining commitments, and thus promoting the well-being of individuals and of peoples. We must move forward together, as one, in a renewed spirit of fraternity and solidarity, cooperating generously for the common good.
The challenges facing us today call for a renewal of that spirit of cooperation, which has accomplished so much good throughout the history of the United States. The complexity, the gravity and the urgency of these challenges demand that we pool our resources and talents, and resolve to support one another, with respect for our differences and our convictions of conscience.
In this land, the various religious denominations have greatly contributed to building and strengthening society. It is important that today, as in the past, the voice of faith continue to be heard, for it is a voice of fraternity and love, which tries to bring out the best in each person and in each society. Such cooperation is a powerful resource in the battle to eliminate new global forms of slavery, born of grave injustices which can be overcome only through new policies and new forms of social consensus.
Politics is, instead, an expression of our compelling need to live as one, in order to build as one the greatest common good: that of a community which sacrifices particular interests in order to share, in justice and peace, its goods, its interests, its social life. I do not underestimate the difficulty that this involves, but I encourage you in this effort.
Here too I think of the march which Martin Luther King led from Selma to Montgomery fifty years ago as part of the campaign to fulfill his “dream” of full civil and political rights for African Americans. That dream continues to inspire us all. I am happy that America continues to be, for many, a land of “dreams”. Dreams which lead to action, to participation, to commitment. Dreams which awaken what is deepest and truest in the life of a people.
In recent centuries, millions of people came to this land to pursue their dream of building a future in freedom. We, the people of this continent, are not fearful of foreigners, because most of us were once foreigners. I say this to you as the son of immigrants, knowing that so many of you are also descended from immigrants. Tragically, the rights of those who were here long before us were not always respected. For those peoples and their nations, from the heart of American democracy, I wish to reaffirm my highest esteem and appreciation. Those first contacts were often turbulent and violent, but it is difficult to judge the past by the criteria of the present. Nonetheless, when the stranger in our midst appeals to us, we must not repeat the sins and the errors of the past. We must resolve now to live as nobly and as justly as possible, as we educate new generations not to turn their back on our “neighbors” and everything around us. Building a nation calls us to recognize that we must constantly relate to others, rejecting a mindset of hostility in order to adopt one of reciprocal subsidiarity, in a constant effort to do our best. I am confident that we can do this.
Our world is facing a refugee crisis of a magnitude not seen since the Second World War. This presents us with great challenges and many hard decisions. On this continent, too, thousands of persons are led to travel north in search of a better life for themselves and for their loved ones, in search of greater opportunities. Is this not what we want for our own children? We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best we can to their situation. To respond in a way which is always humane, just and fraternal. We need to avoid a common temptation nowadays: to discard whatever proves troublesome. Let us remember the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Mt 7:12).
This Rule points us in a clear direction. Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated. Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves. Let us help others to grow, as we would like to be helped ourselves. In a word, if we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities. The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us. The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development.
This conviction has led me, from the beginning of my ministry, to advocate at different levels for the global abolition of the death penalty. I am convinced that this way is the best, since every life is sacred, every human person is endowed with an inalienable dignity, and society can only benefit from the rehabilitation of those convicted of crimes. Recently my brother bishops here in the United States renewed their call for the abolition of the death penalty. Not only do I support them, but I also offer encouragement to all those who are convinced that a just and necessary punishment must never exclude the dimension of hope and the goal of rehabilitation.
In these times when social concerns are so important, I cannot fail to mention the Servant of God Dorothy Day, who founded the Catholic Worker Movement. Her social activism, her passion for justice and for the cause of the oppressed, were inspired by the Gospel, her faith, and the example of the saints.
How much progress has been made in this area in so many parts of the world! How much has been done in these first years of the third millennium to raise people out of extreme poverty! I know that you share my conviction that much more still needs to be done, and that in times of crisis and economic hardship a spirit of global solidarity must not be lost. At the same time I would encourage you to keep in mind all those people around us who are trapped in a cycle of poverty. They too need to be given hope. The fight against poverty and hunger must be fought constantly and on many fronts, especially in its causes. I know that many Americans today, as in the past, are working to deal with this problem.
It goes without saying that part of this great effort is the creation and distribution of wealth. The right use of natural resources, the proper application of technology and the harnessing of the spirit of enterprise are essential elements of an economy which seeks to be modern, inclusive and sustainable. “Business is a noble vocation, directed to producing wealth and improving the world. It can be a fruitful source of prosperity for the area in which it operates, especially if it sees the creation of jobs as an essential part of its service to the common good” (Laudato Si’, 129). This common good also includes the earth, a central theme of the encyclical which I recently wrote in order to “enter into dialogue with all people about our common home” (ibid., 3). “We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all” (ibid., 14).
In Laudato Si’, I call for a courageous and responsible effort to “redirect our steps” (ibid., 61), and to avert the most serious effects of the environmental deterioration caused by human activity. I am convinced that we can make a difference and I have no doubt that the United States – and this Congress – have an important role to play. Now is the time for courageous actions and strategies, aimed at implementing a “culture of care” (ibid., 231) and “an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature” (ibid., 139). “We have the freedom needed to limit and direct technology” (ibid., 112); “to devise intelligent ways of… developing and limiting our power” (ibid., 78); and to put technology “at the service of another type of progress, one which is healthier, more human, more social, more integral” (ibid., 112). In this regard, I am confident that America’s outstanding academic and research institutions can make a vital contribution in the years ahead.  [QUERY:  wouldn't the system warned of in Revelation 13 fill the bill here?]
A century ago, at the beginning of the Great War, which Pope Benedict XV termed a “pointless slaughter”, another notable American was born: the Cistercian monk Thomas Merton. He remains a source of spiritual inspiration and a guide for many people. In his autobiography he wrote: “I came into the world. Free by nature, in the image of God, I was nevertheless the prisoner of my own violence and my own selfishness, in the image of the world into which I was born. That world was the picture of Hell, full of men like myself, loving God, and yet hating him; born to love him, living instead in fear of hopeless self-contradictory hungers”. Merton was above all a man of prayer, a thinker who challenged the certitudes of his time and opened new horizons for souls and for the Church. He was also a man of dialogue, a promoter of peace between peoples and religions.  [Doesn't Pope Francis know that Thomas Merton was in effect 'canonized a long time ago -- by the Theosophists and their fellow travelers, including but not limited to Matthew Fox's crowd and Lucis Trust?  Merton was one of Matthew Fox's early mentors!]
From this perspective of dialogue, I would like to recognize the efforts made in recent months to help overcome historic differences linked to painful episodes of the past. It is my duty to build bridges and to help all men and women, in any way possible, to do the same. When countries which have been at odds resume the path of dialogue – a dialogue which may have been interrupted for the most legitimate of reasons – new opportunities open up for all. This has required, and requires, courage and daring, which is not the same as irresponsibility. A good political leader is one who, with the interests of all in mind, seizes the moment in a spirit of openness and pragmatism. A good political leader always opts to initiate processes rather than possessing spaces (cf. Evangelii Gaudium, 222-223).
Being at the service of dialogue and peace also means being truly determined to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world. Here we have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood. In the face of this shameful and culpable silence, it is our duty to confront the problem and to stop the arms trade.
Three sons and a daughter of this land, four individuals and four dreams: Lincoln, liberty; Martin Luther King, liberty in plurality and non-exclusion; Dorothy Day, social justice and the rights of persons; and Thomas Merton, the capacity for dialogue and openness to God.
Four representatives of the American people.
I will end my visit to your country in Philadelphia, where I will take part in the World Meeting of Families. It is my wish that throughout my visit the family should be a recurrent theme. How essential the family has been to the building of this country! And how worthy it remains of our support and encouragement! Yet I cannot hide my concern for the family, which is threatened, perhaps as never before, from within and without. Fundamental relationships are being called into question, as is the very basis of marriage and the family. I can only reiterate the importance and, above all, the richness and the beauty of family life.
In particular, I would like to call attention to those family members who are the most vulnerable, the young. For many of them, a future filled with countless possibilities beckons, yet so many others seem disoriented and aimless, trapped in a hopeless maze of violence, abuse and despair. Their problems are our problems. We cannot avoid them. We need to face them together, to talk about them and to seek effective solutions rather than getting bogged down in discussions. At the risk of oversimplifying, we might say that we live in a culture which pressures young people not to start a family, because they lack possibilities for the future. Yet this same culture presents others with so many options that they too are dissuaded from starting a family.
A nation can be considered great when it defends liberty as Lincoln did, when it fosters a culture which enables people to “dream” of full rights for all their brothers and sisters, as Martin Luther King sought to do; when it strives for justice and the cause of the oppressed, as Dorothy Day did by her tireless work, the fruit of a faith which becomes dialogue and sows peace in the contemplative style of Thomas Merton.
In these remarks I have sought to present some of the richness of your cultural heritage, of the spirit of the American people. It is my desire that this spirit continue to develop and grow, so that as many young people as possible can inherit and dwell in a land which has inspired so many people to dream.

God bless America!

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