Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
1 And a while after, when the days of the wheat harvest were at hand, Samson came, meaning to visit his wife, and he brought her a kid of the flock. And when he would have gone into her chamber as usual, her father would not suffer him, saying:
2 I thought thou hadst hated her, and therefore I gave her to thy friend: but she hath a sister, who is younger and fairer than she, take her to wife instead of her.
3 And Samson answered him: From this day I shall be blameless in what I do against the Philistines: for I will do you evils.
4 And he went and caught three hundred foxes, and coupled them tail to tail, and fastened torches between the tails.
5 And setting them on fire he let the foxes go, that they might run about hither and thither. And they presently went into the standing corn of the Philistines. Which being set on fire, both the corn that was already carried together, and that which was yet standing, was all burnt, insomuch, that the flame consumed also the vineyards and the oliveyards.
6 Then the Philistines said: Who hath done this thing? And it was answered: Samson the son in law of the Thamnathite, because he took away his wife, and gave her to another, hath done these things. And the Philistines went up and burnt both the woman and her father.
7 But Samson said to them: Although you have done this, yet will I be revenged of you, and then I will be quiet.
8 And he made a great slaughter of them, so that in astonishment they laid the calf of the leg upon the thigh. And going down he dwelt in a cavern of the rock Etam.
9 Then the Philistines going up into the land of Juda, camped in the place which afterwards was called Lechi, that is, the Jawbone, where their army was spread.
10 And the men of the tribe of Juda said to them: Why are you come up against us? They answered: We are come to bind Samson, and to pay him for what he hath done against us.
11 Wherefore three thousand men of Juda, went down to the cave of the rock Etam, and said to Samson: Knowest thou not that the Philistines rule over us? Why wouldst thou do thus? And he said to them: As they did to me, so have I done to them.
12 And they said to him, We are come to bind thee and to deliver thee into the hands of the Philistines. And Samson said to them: Swear to me, and promise me, that you will not kill me.
13 They said: We will not kill thee: but we will deliver thee up bound. And they bound him with two new cords, and brought him from the rock Etam.
14 Now when he was come to the place of the Jawbone, and the Philistines shouting went to meet him, the spirit of the Lord came strongly upon him: and as the flax is wont to be consumed at the approach of fire, so the bands with which he was bound were broken and loosed.
15 And finding a jawbone, even the jawbone of an ass which lay there, catching it up, be slew therewith a thousand men.
16 And he said: With the jawbone of an ass, with the jaw of the colt of asses I have destroyed them, and have slain a thousand men.
17 And when he had ended these words singing, he threw the jawbone out of his hand, and called the name of that place Ramathlechi, which is interpreted the lifting up of the jawbone.
18 Arid being very thirsty, he cried to the Lord, and said: Thou hast given this very great deliverance and victory into the hand of thy servant: and behold I die for thirst, and shall fall into the hands of the uncircumcised.
19 Then the Lord opened a great tooth in the jaw of the ass, and waters issued out of it. And when he had drank them he refreshed his spirit, and recovered his strength. Therefore the name of that place was called, The Spring of him that invoked from the jawbone, until this present day.
20 And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.
Back in the old days, Bear had a tail which was his proudest possession. It was long and black and glossy and Bear used to wave it around just so that people would look at it. Fox saw this. Fox, as everyone knows, is a trickster and likes nothing better than fooling others. So it was that he decided to play a trick on Bear.
It was the time of year when Hatho, the Spirit of Frost, had swept across the land, covering the lakes with ice and pounding on the trees with his big hammer. Fox made a hole in the ice, right near a place where Bear liked to walk. By the time Bear came by, all around Fox, in a big circle, were big trout and fat perch. Just as Bear was about to ask Fox what he was doing, Fox twitched his tail which he had sticking through that hole in the ice and pulled out a huge trout... [Time passes and bear sleeps while fishing with his tail in accordance with Fox's tale.].Bear woke up with a start and pulled his long tail hard as he could. But his tail had been caught in the ice which had frozen over during the night and as he pulled, it broke off -- Whack! -- just like that. Bear turned around to look at the fish he had caught and instead saw his long lovely tail caught in the ice.
And then, years before he became Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Ratzinger says:The heavily laden bear that took the place of St. Corbinian’s horse, or rather donkey—the bear that became his donkey against its will: is this not an image of what I should do and of what I am?His answer??? For the last eight years, he’s placed it right before us, right there on his Papal Coat of Arms.It is said of St. Corbinian that, once in Rome, he again released the bear to its freedom. The legend is not concerned about whether it went up into the Abruzzi or returned to the Alps. In the meantime I have carried my load to Rome and have now been wandering the streets of the Eternal City for a long time. I do not know when I will be released, but one thing I do know. Augustine’s remark applies to me, too: ??“I am become your donkey, and in just this way I abide with you."
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
9 I John, your brother and your partner in tribulation, and in the kingdom, and patience in Christ Jesus, was in the island, which is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus.
10 I was in the spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
11 Saying: What thou seest, write in a book, and send to the seven churches which are in Asia, to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamus, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.
12 And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks:
13 And in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks, one like to the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the feet, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
14 And his head and his hairs were white, as white wool, and as snow, and his eyes were as a flame of fire,
15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as in a burning furnace. And his voice as the sound of many waters.
16 And he had in his right hand seven stars. And from his mouth came out a sharp two edged sword: and his face was as the sun shineth in his power.
17 And when I had seen him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying: Fear not. I am the First and the Last,
18 And alive, and was dead, and behold I am living for ever and ever, and have the keys of death and of hell.
19 Write therefore the things which thou hast seen, and which are, and which must be done hereafter.
20 The mystery of the seven stars, which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches. And the seven candlesticks are the seven churches”
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
8 The beast, which thou sawest, was, and is not, and shall come up out of the bottomless pit, and go into destruction: and the inhabitants on the earth (whose names are not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world) shall wonder, seeing the beast that was, and is not.
9 And here is the understanding that hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, upon which the woman sitteth, and they are seven kings:
10 Five are fallen, one is, and the other is not yet come: and when he is come, he must remain a short time.
11 And the beast which was, and is not: the same also is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into destruction.
When we consider the
movement of the Last of the Seven Stars of the
Beast over 200,000 years the words of Rev 17:8-11 cannot be denied. Eta Ursa Majoris stays as the Ruzzi handle for a very short time and then descends towards Hades rapidly on its destruction of the Bullroarer. (Rapid being a matter of ten thousand rather than fifty thousand years.)
Why go to such trouble to maintain a Code of Silence for at least 35 millennia?
The question is misleading, for the Code of Silence was the Ancient Way of Revelation in which an apprentice learned by doing for himself.
Hermeneutics create parrots, and parrots do not know what they parrot.
The individual must seek the "sensus plenior" to acquire that which is within every revelation. The Mystery Religions have always attempted to cause initiates to experience the tribulation of unraveling the mysteries in the labyrinths of a Minotaur.
There never was a Code of Silence, "for to be Silent is Repression." The action of the "Code of Silence" became a form of governing the masses using the Truth of Propaganda. Therein is the beast that was, and was not, and yet is. Social Propaganda has the specific objection of repression of truth.
There has always been a Code of Revelation to those that do not go with the Star that is the Eighth of the Seven into destruction. When the modern version of the Bullroarer Mystery is understood, the propaganda of all State forms of Truth can be unraveled and the Minotaurs can be taken down.
Hidden in the Great Bear, is the meaning of "bearing off" and "bear market" and "fall of man," et cetera. It is probably the most powerful celestial metaphor known to humans for well over 35,000 years.
The Skinny Bear is not a bear, the tail of the beast reveals the Beast of the Tale to be a Self Made Ass upon which underling place coverings, for fear of the Wild Ass.
Fear not, daughter of Sion:
behold, thy king cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.
Sensus Plenior is what is acquired when an ass gets its tale on right.
Nobody ever said that the Aborigine did not have a Sensus Humor!
Need I say, "A Bullroarer is the Jawbone of an Ass used as an Ab Ruzzi!"
Look around at the current crop of Xibalbans, as the Mayan called them. Are there Bullroarers on High Places that make noise primarily to keep the flock from finding the sensus plenior for fear that the Masses might come to know what it is they are repressing? Blind Overseers need blinded followers to become leaders of the blind. But, creators do not need the uncreative masses to perform at top achievement levels. Creators seek partners of greater skill than their own. Creativity always trickles down from the Commanding Heights, a.k.a., Patmos, Moab, Mount Sinai, Olympus . . . .
Look in the Abyss for the Donkey that crossed the Jordan. Is he recalcitrant because he sees a tomb and death at the End of the River of Egypt where the Phoenix rises from a Ben Ben? He is Seth, the ultimate master of propaganda who can put all knowledge into perfect fitting boxes so as to appear to be the master of what is in the box, while never ever ceasing with the denial so as to think outside the box. An politicians you know?
How did he get there from the other side of the celestial Jordan? Did he succumb to the temptation, "Cogito ergo sum?"
Between the circles of Heaven and Earth is the Subliminal Beast of all temptations in the Land of Temptation. Did he cross the Jordan at the Leo-Cancer Western Gateway of Men, going down into the abyss so as to skirt the Land of Temptation? A sea vessel flounders in the sea and its occupants have "jumped ship" for fear of sinking. Is there a Way to the Eastern Gate where a Man walks on Water and Dry Land where the Beast of Subliminal Desire first bit his Achilles' Heel?
Above the Man that was released from the Whale's Mouth is a Jacob's Ladder where the Men from Nineveh seek refuge between the covers of the Quran. To the East is the Angel of Death, a Prince of War, who cuts a away out of the Womb of Heaven in an attempt to sneak up beneath the legs of the Camel where Rachel hid the Idols of her Father in his Medusa Head. But, Rachel suffered dearly for trusting in her Father's Idols and then giving birth to Benjamin, who became the first Hell's Angel to prowl in the skin of a Wolf as he ravened for the "blessings of the breast and the womb" that were lost in Rachel's banishment. Nevertheless, "Go West young man, Go West!" The Eagle flies with a Prince of Peace on its wings in the false hope that a mother is a genetic phenomenon not requiring the man-child to graduate from the School of Hard Knocks. There at the place where the Archer's Arrow flies through the center of the Womb of the Queen of Heaven, and the Glory of the Father, it pierces the Beast of Unbalanced Desire so that Wisdom prevails.
Here is the Virgin Mountain of the Queens of Sheba, from where the journey began. Is it the place where Joshua lead the Israelites, or is it the Eternal Resting Place of Moses? It appears to be Sodom and Gomorrah, for the Bullroarer is riding the Beast of Burden that is the Proud Donkey, Jawbone and all, ready to cross over Jordan, once again. So, why was Moses forbidden from crossing over Jordan? Let us look again to see what Moses saw.
This is the Promised Land and we can see the head waters of the Dan and the Jor where the River Jordan began. But, this Great Bear has a message for Moses. The Great Bear says, "Whirl your slat Moses and let your Abruzzi Sound, but you cannot pass through me!" Moses may have been the Greatest Prophet as a Man, but the Great Bear was the Greatest Prophet as a Beast. Moses was content to whirl the Tongue of Double Edges because he would be remembered for eternity as the Man whole led the Children of God back to the Promised Land of their Forefathers. And being the Greatest Human Prophet, Moses told the Lord, "I am satisfied! Choose another to carry on."
No, not the End, but the Beginning of John's Revelation. For you see, Moses went to the top of the Mountain of Mo-Ab. The sensus plenior that applies is the Hebrew scriptural direction to be interpreted as the Father-Mother Land. It is the Land of Ancestors, and Moses clearly is the Great Ancestor of the Hebrews. But, based upon that sequence, then Patmos is the Father-Mother Land of the Greeks, and John the Divine was writing the Sensus Plenior of the New Testament that Revealed where the Highest Destiny of all Souls that ever Journey along the Road of Eternal Life.
There is an Omen circling Patmos of critical importance to all the Children of Beloved Ancestors.
The message says that before following the Hebrews down to the Whale's Mouth, Think as Male and Female, and restore the Feelings that give Thought its meaning. Feelings are the Sensus Plenior of any Round Trip Journey, for sensus plenior is what we learn from experience. The message is, return to the House of the Good Shepherd and do not stray deep into the Valley of Temptation, or the living soul would fall into the Abyss beneath the Land of Bondage at the Waters of Contradiction where Moses acquired the Wisdom of the Ages. Having seen the Wisdom of the Ages with his own eye gave Moses his destiny as the Greatest Prophet of All the Ages. The Torah of Moses is the Journey of the Ages; Cancer, Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, and Leo.
The omen of C/2012 S1 ISON is just that, the Wisdom of the Ages. it is telling all of the Children of the Hebrew Woman called Mother Earth, to read the day of Perihelion for the Greatest Nation on Earth to know what must be done to stay within the Bounds of Patmos. Perihelion occurs on Thanksgiving Day. Thus, the omen of C/2012 S1 ISON say, "Return to the Sun and be grateful, for life is not definite, nor is it a cycle. Be thankful that Mother Earth provided to you a soul with the capacity to feel and accept the Sensus Plenior that life is not about death, life is about the Dreamtime of Patmos, the Wisdom of the Ages."
Choose when to cross the Jordan, and choose when to pass the gift of life on to the next generation. And for the sake of the generations to come, leave more abundance in the stars than you have consumed. This is the Sensus Plenior, not of a Son of Man, but of a Son of God, whether in Paternal, or Maternal form, for Patmos is the Highest Place of the Heaven and Earth.