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Topic: connect up
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 9:41:56 PM
Topic: Armenian Martyrs' Day
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 9:39:05 PM
Topic: pitchy
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:49:51 PM
Topic: Conch Republic Independence Celebration
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:02:51 PM
Topic: neaten
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 2:57:03 PM
Topic: come to a parting of the ways
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 2:37:39 PM
Topic: I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:37:14 AM
Context from: THE JEW OF MALTA

This line comes from the Prologue, spoken by Machiavel, that is, the Florentine political philosopher Machiavelli, a symbol of unrestrained immorality in the Elizabethan period:

Page 1 (Prologue. 14–21)

Enter Machevill.

MACHEVILL.

Albeit the world think Machiavel is dead,
Yet was his soul but flown beyond the Alps;
And, now the Guise is dead, is come from France,
To view this land, and frolic with his friends.
To some perhaps my name is odious;
But such as love me guard me from their tongues,
And let them know that I am Machiavel,
And weigh not men, and therefore not mens words.
Admired I am of those that hate me most.
Though some speak openly against my books,
Yet will they read me and thereby attain
To Peter's chair; and when they cast me off,
Are poisoned by my climbing followers.
I count religion but a childish toy
And hold there is no sin but ignorance.

Birds of the air will tell of murders past?
I am ashamed to hear such fooleries.
Many will talk of title to a crown.
What right had Caesar to the empire?
Might first made kings, and laws were then most sure
When, like the Draco's, they were writ in blood.
Hence comes it that a strong built citadel
Commands much more than letters can import:
Which maxim had but Phalaris observed,
He'd never bellowed in a brazen bull,
Of great ones envy: o'the poor petty wights
Let me be envied and not pitied!
But whither am I bound? I come not, I,
To read a lecture here in Britanie,
But to present the tragedy of a Jew
Who smiles to see how full his bags are crammed,
Which money was not got without my means.
I crave but this. Grace him as he deserves,
And let him not be entertained the worse
Because he favours me.

Read more :https://genius.com/Christopher-marlowe-the-jew-of-malta-the-prologue-annotated
Topic: First Earth Day Celebrated (1970)
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 2:15:54 PM
Topic: Paasmaandag
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 2:11:51 PM

Easter and Easter Monday
by Pierre Lassalle | 14 Apr, 2017



Easter and Easter Monday
At Easter Holy Week, Christ, the Son of God or the God of the Sun, transformed all the spheres of consciousness corresponding to the days of the week.

What interests us here are the transformations brought by Christ for Sunday (Sun Day) and Monday (Moon Day).

Indeed, every Sunday is the day of the Sun and the solar power. Similarly, every Monday is the day of the moon and the lunar power (cf. Artemis & Apollo by Céline & Pierre Lassalle).

However, the solar and lunar powers are not the same, before and after the coming of Christ.

During Easter Holy Week, everything changed!

Let us look at what the solar and lunar powers represented before the coming of Christ, as we can still appreciate its “traces” on Palm Sunday, which precedes the Holy Week, and on Holy Monday. And let us look at how it is desirable to live the true solar and lunar powers in the manner of Sunday and Easter Monday.

Today, if we live according to Palm Sunday (pre-Christian period), our solar power will be weak. This means that we will always be looking for someone who will save us, take charge of us, carry us, and give up our solar power (our strength, our power of decision, our free will), along with all the unpleasant effects that this will generate.

We will never want to engage in anything, or we will “pretend” so as to please, or to obtain such or such satisfaction from our selfish desires.

We will have all kinds of expectations of people who we consider our “saviours” or “authorities” (family members, boss, friends, teachers, mentor, etc.). We will be suspicious and miserly.

We will refuse any form of responsibility (since we believe ourselves too weak, and it is the role of our “saviours”). We will expect others to take care of us, of our destiny. We will always pretend not to understand anything, in order to have nothing to do.

We will try to conform to the expectations of others (at least those we imagine, even if they are false!).

We will be “nice” but hypocritical! We will have a closed heart, not interested in others, seeing only our own interests. We will always feel guilty for something.

Today, if we live according to Holy Monday (pre-Christian period), our lunar power will be weak. This means that we will be regularly insecure, with a poor connection to the earth. We will be unable to accomplish anything, or achieve a project or a goal. We will be attached in a “unhealthy” manner to our family, which will prevent us from “breathing”, from being ourselves. We will be incapable of individualizing ourselves and knowing what we have to do on this earth (“Where is my place?”). We will always live in the past, in regret, remorse and nostalgia.

We will always be repeating what we have missed, and we will blame others, our family, our mentor, and so on.

We will have all our past before us! We will be unable to face the future, afraid of the future and any form of change!

We will be cowardly and unstable.

We will always look for solutions to our problems of the past.

We will therefore be more “psycho” than spiritual.

We will play the victims, the poor little things …

We will be “lost” in our daily lives, unable to give meaning to our lives, misleading us into the futile and the superficial, rejecting the sacred.

Today, if we live according to Easter Sunday (post-Christian period), our solar power will be strong. This means that our identity will radiate, we will express who we truly are, with authenticity and sincerity. We will be creative in most areas of our existence. We will be confident in the face of life and others. Whatever happens to us, we will always be ready to take on the challenges, to engage fully, and to assume our responsibilities. Our vision of life will be heroic, like an adventure where one must give the best of oneself.

We will do everything to become the author of our life, in order to master our destiny, cultivating our free will.

We will have an open heart to welcome others, to share, to give and to work together for the future of humanity.

We will always be ready to bounce back in the face of challenge, by drawing lessons from what is happening to us, to enrich our life experience.

We will be persuaded that “Everything is possible!” for those who are not afraid to take risks and transcend themselves.

Today, if we live according to Easter Monday (post-Christian period), our lunar power will be strong. This means that we will feel safe on this earth, in our place, stable. We will be able to accomplish our ideas or our goals and projects. We will learn to master the laws of manifestation (or attraction), in order to give the best of ourselves.

We will like to take action with others, in order to experience the complementarity of forces and virtues between human beings, with the aim of transforming society.

We will be detached from our biological family, to create another one with people who share the same vision of life as we do.

We will be open to the future and change, building on the lessons learned and our life experience.

We will embody our knowing faith, in order to work with the spiritual world, harmoniously associating the masculine (solar power) and the feminine (lunar power).

A greater self-confidence will be established within us, and we will cultivate the sacred, in order to create a way of life with meaning.

Pierre Lassalle

https://www.pierre-lassalle.org/easter-and-easter-monday/?lang=en
Topic: come thick and fast
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 11:36:05 AM

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