Sunday, September 26, 2021

A memo for 'King Suleiman':

 Greetings to my new friend,

With the secret name, That means SOLOMON.

I wanted to write--and send you those items and links that I said I would--and I figured you wouldn't mind if my message to you was in the form of a blog entry. (Don't worry. Almost no-one reads my blog. No, really. :| )

You see 'swale-man'...

It was an excuse for me to make a coherent entry here--because I mostly paste random data and old nonsense from the web archives--and it feels good to create a post in the proper way. In my old way.

In the way I remember doing it, when the urge was strong enough, (back in 2009 and after), when I was inspired to write some of my own material. Which brings me to the 1st thing on the list:

I was deeply enlightened to find the blog of Nikki Raapana. Her work cleared up so much fuzziness in my thinking.  Her blog is a priceless resource.  You can just click her name to see it.

The "all caps" link above will take you to the article I wrote about communitarianism.  It was inspired by Niki.  Her and her daughter Nordica Friedrich.  They live a hard but amazing life--making their own yurts to live in, in interior Alaska--and sometimes, they'll still chime in about the politics of communitarianism and how it fits in with 2020--and the pandemic--and our "techoncratic/transhuman/transtopian future". 

I'll drop a few more links on the Communitarian subject, and then I'll move on down my little list... The one I made when we were on the phone.  A list scrawled onto a paint sample card from Lowe's, here in Boise.  (Alas, I digress)

Niki and Nordica's Books (now free via PDF), explaining their journey to finding Communitarianism, and what it means:

The Historical Evolution of Communitarian Thinking

A link to an archive of all the work that used to be on their webpages:


And last, a link where you can support them with a donation:



If you're able to make time and read their work, I do beseech that you send them some support if you can afford it, because they are quite poor--and raising 4 young boys--and literally anything they get really helps.  For example, I just sent them a USPS Flat-rate Box™, stuffed full old wax candle ends, and AA and AAA batteries, and a few silly things for the kids. It's partly out of habit but mostly because I've watched them living this way for so long.  I really hope you can make time for their work.  Niki's done a lot of interviews too.  I don't have a link right now, but you can always search, or just ask me and I'll zap you a few later on.


I think that's enough about my friends and their journey into communitarianism and roughing it in Alaska.

What else is on the list? 

...oh yes.  PARALLELING!

So I found out about this disinformation technique from a woman named LINDA LEA KENNEDY.

Her work has been mostly scrubbed from the internet.  I do hope and pray that she's still alive somewhere.  If you use her name along with the name HABIB PETER KAWAJA, and use some 'search magic', you can find a few of the details of what I discuss briefly here:


That link above ^^, is my interview with my sadly deceased friend JESSE WAUGH (RIP).  (and he's one of my most favorite artists of all time).  We had some really excellent interactions in the short span of our friendship.  He was actually the very 1st person to ask me for an interview and then to publish it. It was a shock--but in retrospect--it was really meant to be.  ( I was going to link his Wiki page, but of course, Wikipedia has since deleted him. the link above is to his own blog page about being on Wikipedia.  Ironic.)

I've found that identifying "Paralleling", when it's happening, is a great way to get a tighter aim on the "real truth", because if their willing to parallel it, they'd really prefer people didn't know the full story.

WOW!  I didn't think we'd end up with a post this long... Fear not.  Just a few more to go:

I know we spoke briefly about John Brisson.  He's been compiling work for a book on "The Finders", and he's an excellent resource on a lot of information in the "Satanic/Left Handed Path" niche.   

His youtube is called "We've Read the Documents", and he did a recent roundtable about the life of Michael Aquino, and it was excellent.  That's only a tiny bit of what John's published.  John's a truly great resource! (He runs a health/diet coach business, but on the backside he's deep into 'real truth' and especially exposing the Council on National Policy.)

I do recall that we also discussed an interview exposing Theosophy, and Blavatski, and especially C. Leadbeater.  (I found this video via a man named Branco Malik, who's got his own website and podcast called, "The Kali Tribune".  Good stuff there too... But a bit out of the areas we have been discussing.

Lastly, I remember I had an old interview of Tracy Twyman (RIP), where she described her magical ritual that she did before her 1st husband committed suicide--and--before she had fully and committed and married the man she was with at the time of her unfortunate death.

She get's emotional in this one:


Ok my new friend!  That looks like a lot of stuff... Wow.  But I'm glad I made a reminder list during our talk--and I'd love to talk again sometime soon--and of course if there's anything I forgot just send me a message and I'll grab that too.

I appreciate you.  I feel this is the start of a good thing.

God Bless!

-sb alger


if you'd prefer that I not keep this blog post public--just let me know--and I'll switch it around.  It felt good to write a blog--and especially one with such a personal touch--but if it's more than what you're comfortable with being "out there" like this... Just say the word.


I didn't go back and re-read and edit!  This took me much longer than I thought it would... So please forgive any grammar, or spelling, or horrible run on sentences and the like.

Thursday, September 23, 2021


I find myself using this old blog as a place to "save random stuff", so it's not just in my bookmarks.  This is one of those examples.  And this is also all tied into #COMMUNITARIANISM:

( didn't vet or even watch any of this... So it might be crap.  It also doesn't create clickable links, so you'll have to copy/paste or possibly right click. -sb)



Dr. Fauci, “There will be a surprise outbreak… the next administration (Trump) will be faced with challenges.”

World Health Organisation Report – Progress Indicators by September 2020 (PAGE 39):

“The United Nations (including WHO) conducts at least two system wide training and simulation exercises, including one covering the deliberate release of a lethal respiratory pathogen.”

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted Event 201 (watch the videos)

European Commission Roadmap - Vaccination Passport for EU Citizens (2019)

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security: The SPARS Pandemic 2025 - 2028

Bill Gates, “We’re taking things that are genetically modified organisms and we’re injecting them in little kids arms, we just shoot them right into the vein.”

Bill Gates, ”The world today has 6.8 billion people. That's headed up to about nine billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by, perhaps, 10 or

15 percent."

Bill Gates, “Eventually what we’ll have to have is certificates of who’s a recovered person, who’s a vaccinated person… so eventually there will be this digital immunity proof that will help facilitate the global reopening up.”

Bill Gates, "We'll have to prepare for the next one… that, I'd say, will get attention this time.”

Bill Gates - Pandemic 2

Big Tech Censors Dissent Over Coronavirus Lockdowns

Kary Mullis - PCR Test Inventor

World Doctors Alliance

America's Frontline Doctors

The Great Barrington Declaration

Evidence Not Fear

The COVID Coup


As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK.

World Health Organisation - Covid-19 Asymptomatic Transmission is ‘Very Rare’

Corman Drosten Review Report by an International Consortium of Scientists in Life Sciences (ICSLS)

Dr. Ryan Cole: Covid-19 Vaccine & ADE

Dr. Bret Weinstein: ‘Perverse Incentives’ in the Vaccine Rollout and the Censorship of Science

Dr. Andrew Kaufman: The Delta Variant - Fact, Fiction and outright Lies.

Prof. Luc Montagnier, “It is the vaccination that is creating the variants”

Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche: Mass Vaccination in a Pandemic - Benefits versus Risks (McMillan Research)

Dr. Peter McCullough: German Corona Committee – Dr. Reiner Fuellmich

Dr. Richard Fleming: Covid-19 Vaccine

Dr. Mike Yeadon, Former CSO & VP Allergy Respiratory Research Pfizer Global

Dr. Roger Hodkinson: How governments responded to COVID

Dr. Scott Jensen, “You're Being Played”

Prof. Sucharit Bhakdi: Perspectives on the Pandemic

Prof. Carl Heneghan: Can we trust Covid-19 death numbers?

Prof. Michael Levitt: Does the data support the lockdown policy?

Children Have 0.00% Chance of Dying from COVID but are Harmed for Life by Social Distancing


Operation Warp Speed (OWS)

U.S. President Donald Trump, “When we have the vaccine, we have the military all lined up and the military is going to be doing it in a very powerful manner."

In quest for vaccine, US make 'big bet' on company with unproven technology

Moderna mRNA Operating System Platform

COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations

Government consultation on changes to the Human Medicines Regulations to support the rollout of COVID-19 and flu vaccines

Dr. Meryl Nass: Why Are Legislatures Now Imposing Vaccine Mandates?

ID2020 and Partners launch program to provide Digital ID with Vaccines

ID2020 COVID-19 Immunity Passports

Nanotechnology, Blockchain for COVID-19 Immunity Passports

Hydrogel Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites for Nasal Vaccine Delivery

Quantum-Dot Vaccination Record

World Economic Forum - Covid Action Platform

The Rockefeller Foundation - National Covid-19 Testing Action Plan

H.R.6666 - COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act.

The Coronavirus (Retention of Fingerprints and DNA Profiles in the Interests of National Security) Regulations 2020

CMass-Tracking COVI-PASS Immunity Passports Slated to Roll Out in 15 Countries


This is the hard-to-swallow truth about a future coronavirus vaccine

COVID-19 RNA Based Vaccines and the Risk of Prion Disease

Dr. Peter Doshi: Will covid-19 vaccines save lives? Current trials aren’t designed to tell us.

Dr. Peter Doshi: Pandemrix Vaccine - Why was the public not told of early warning signs?

Lessons learnt in Japan from adverse reactions to the HPV vaccine:

“The adverse reactions following human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination in Japan, and the measures taken by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to withdraw active recommendation of the vaccine.”

Human Rights Violations in Healthcare Provision in Developing Countries and the Effectiveness of Current Measures:

“Since the early 2000s, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (Gavi), Global Health Innovative Technology Fund and PATH, all heavily funded by the Gates Foundation, have been distributing vaccines and

drugs to vulnerable populations in Africa and India. In 2010, the Gates Foundation funded experimental malaria and meningitis vaccine trials across Africa and HPV vaccine programs in India. All of these programs resulted

in numerous deaths and injuries, with accounts of forced vaccinations and uninformed consent. Ultimately, these health campaigns, under the guise of saving lives, have relocated large scale clinical trials of untested or

unapproved drugs to developing markets where administering drugs is less regulated and cheaper.”

Increased risk for an atypical Autism Diagnosis following Thimerosal-containing vaccine exposure in the United States:

“The present study provides important epidemiological evidence significantly associating increasing Hg exposure from Thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines and the subsequent risk of atypical autism diagnosis, and

suggests that Thimerosal should be eliminated from vaccines.”

Congressman Bill Posey calling for an Investigation of the CDC's MMR Research Fraud

Congressman Dan Burton House Hearings on Autism: Thimerosal (Mercury) still being used in Vaccines

NIH Director Dr. Bernadine Healy speaks about Autism Susceptibility

Dr. James Neuenschwander: Coalition For Informed Consent

Dr. James Lyons-Weiler: Medical Freedom Press Conference

Dr. Lawrence Palevsky: Legislative Informational Forum on Public School Immunizations

National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986:

“No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable in a civil action for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death: (1) resulting from unavoidable side effects; or (2) solely due to the manufacturer's failure to provide direct



Digital Documentation of COVID-19 Certificates: Vaccination Status

World COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Project:

“Aggressive public health measures to stem the COVID-19 pandemic, and other such zoonotic diseases, require a rapid, multi-faceted, cross-sectoral and globally coordinated response.”

World Economic Forum and UN Sign Strategic Partnership Framework

World Economic Forum - Now is the time for a 'great reset'

World Economic Forum - The Fourth Industrial Revolution

World Economic Forum - The Great Reset

The Rockefeller Foundation - Lock Step

The Rockefeller Foundation - Reset the Table

World Health Organization, “The pandemic has given new impetus to the need to accelerate efforts to respond to climate change.”

Immunization Agenda 2030: A Global Strategy to Leave No One Behind

John Hopkins (CDC):

“Self-spreading vaccines are genetically engineered to move through populations like communicable diseases, but rather than causing disease, they confer protection. The vision is that a small number of individuals in a

target population could be vaccinated, and the vaccine strain would then circulate in the population much like a pathogenic virus, resulting in rapid, widespread immunity.”

ID2020 - Digital Identity

Accenture, Microsoft Create Blockchain Solution to Support ID2020.

ID2020 Alliance launches digital ID program with Government of Bangladesh and Gavi, announces new partners at annual summit.

The Role of Pandemics, Vaccines and Genetics in the UN’s Plan to Halt Population Growth.'s_Plan_to_Halt_Population_Growth

The United Nations hosted the world’s first regional COVID-19 concert. The concert closed with a performance of a song, “A New World Order behind closed doors”.


Marketing Vaccine By Marketing Disease: Dr. Peter Doshi, “The cleverest aspect of the influenza marketing strategy surrounds the claim that “flu” and “influenza” are the same. All influenza is “flu,” but only one in six “flus”

might be influenza. It’s no wonder so many people feel that “flu shots” don’t work: for most flus, they can’t.”

Dr. Lee D. Merritt: The Treatment of Viral Diseases - Has the Truth Been Suppressed for Decades?

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Investigation of the World Health Organisation Motives for Declaring H1N1 Influenza a Pandemic (2010):

"Are decisions on pandemics taken on the best scientific evidence only?" was the question asked at a January public hearing of PACE's Committee on Social, Health and Family Affairs which looked into the handling of the

H1N1 pandemic.

Africa to Become Testing Ground for “Trust Stamp” Vaccine Record and Biometric Digital Payment System:

“The program, which was first launched in late 2018, will see Trust Stamp’s digital identity platform integrated into the GAVI-Mastercard “Wellness Pass,” a digital vaccination record and identity system that is also linked to

Mastercard’s click-to-play system that powered by its AI and machine learning technology called NuData.”

CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel (PAGE 40):

“Since no quantified virus isolates of the 2019-nCoV were available for CDC use at the time the test was developed and this study conducted, assays designed for detection of the 2019-nCoV RNA were tested with

characterized stocks of in vitro transcribed full length RNA.”

Changes to CDC RT-PCR for SARS-CoV-2 Testing:

“After December 31, 2021, CDC will withdraw the request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR

Diagnostic Panel, the assay first introduced in February 2020 for detection of SARS-CoV-2 only.”

COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy and Effectiveness—The Elephant (NOT) in the Room:

“These considerations on efficacy and effectiveness are based on studies measuring prevention of mild to moderate COVID-19 infection; they were not designed to conclude on prevention of hospitalisation, severe

disease, or death, or on prevention of infection and transmission potential. Assessing the suitability of vaccines must consider all indicators, and involve safety, deployability, availability, and costs.”

Guidance for the Prevention of COVID-19 Infections Among High-Risk Individuals in Urban Settings (Green Zones):

“The main feature of this approach is to create ‘green zones’–dedicated areas at either the household, extended family or neighbourhood level, in which high-risk individuals (the elderly and those with chronic, underlying

conditions) are relocated temporarily, and have minimal contact with family members and other community members at lower risk of severe disease.”

Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) - Options for Increasing Adherence to Social Distancing Measures:

“The perceived level of personal threat needs to be increased among those who are complacent, using hard-hitting emotional messaging.”

Non-Pharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Non-Healthcare Settings - Personal Protective and Environmental Measures:

“We did not find evidence that surgical-type face masks are effective in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza transmission, either when worn by infected persons (source control) or by persons in the general community

to reduce their susceptibility.”

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS): Mask Facts

“The wide use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not supported by current evidence and carries uncertainties and critical risks.”

Pfizer $2.3 Billion Fraudulent Marketing

GlaxoSmithKline Plead Guilty and Pay $3 Billion for Fraudulent Marketing and Failure to Report Safety Data

Johnson & Johnson Pay More Than $2.2 Billion in Criminal and Civil Investigations for Fraudulent Marketing and Kickbacks to Doctors and Pharmacists

FDA Safety Surveillance of COVID-19 Vaccines: Working list of possible adverse event outcomes (PAGE 16)

FDA Briefing Document - Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine:

“Risk of vaccine-enhanced disease over time, potentially associated with waning immunity, remains unknown and needs to be evaluated further in ongoing clinical trials and in observational studies that could be conducted

following authorization and/or licensure.”

Informed consent disclosure to vaccine trial subjects of risk of COVID-19 vaccines worsening clinical disease:

“The specific and significant COVID-19 risk of ADE should have been and should be prominently and independently disclosed to research subjects currently in vaccine trials, as well as those being recruited for the trials

and future patients after vaccine approval, in order to meet the medical ethics standard of patient comprehension for informed consent.”

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (PAGE 25):

“BNT162 vaccines have not been administered to humans before and thus there are no previous clinical data with these specific vaccines.”

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (PAGE 33):

“Most of our investigational medicines are formulated and administered in an LNP which may lead to systemic side effects related to the components of the LNP which may not have ever been tested in humans.” - toc577473_6

Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (PAGE 20):

“Each dose may also contain residual amounts of host cell proteins (≤0.15 mcg) and/or host cell DNA (≤3 ng).”

Dr. Peter Doshi: Does the FDA think these data justify the first full approval of a covid-19 vaccine?

Dr. David Bauer: Pfizer vaccine produces fewer key antibodies

Dr. Peter Hotez: Testimony regarding development of coronavirus vaccine and unique safety challenges

Dr. Reiner Fuellmich: German Corona Committee - Dr. David Martin

Dr. David Martin: The Fauci COVID-19 Dossier

Dr. Wu Zunyou, “They Didn’t Isolate The Virus” (Chinese Center for Disease Control)

Congressman Matt Gaetz Exposes Taxpayer-Funded Wuhan Lab Experiments

Dr. Fauci Backed Controversial Wuhan Lab with U.S. Dollars for Risky Coronavirus Research

Dr. Fauci Head of Creation and Development for Bill Gates Vaccine Research Center

Dr. Fauci Leadership Council for Bill Gates Decade of Vaccines Collaboration

Dr. Fauci, “This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic

influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively.”

Dr. Fauci, “Scientists working in this field might say—as indeed I have said—that the benefits of such experiments and the resulting knowledge outweigh the risks.”

U.S. Government Gain-of-Function Deliberative Process and Research Funding Pause on Selected Gain-of-Function Research Involving Influenza, MERS, and SARS Viruses

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Framework for Guiding Funding Decisions about Proposed Research Involving Enhanced Potential Pandemic Pathogens

Gain-of-Function Deliberative Process

Methods and compositions for chimeric coronavirus spike proteins

A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence

Baric to lead $10 million NIH grant

NIAID renews 5-year grant for research on emerging viruses

WUHAN Institute of Virology Lab press release about partnership with Department for International Development and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Meet the world’s most powerful doctor: Bill Gates

Bill Gates and his coronavirus conflicts of interest

Who Is Bill Gates?

Journalism’s Gates keepers

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Foucault's Pendulum Hoax (archive of information)



THE EARTHMOVERS - page 1 - Fighting Errors in the Modern World - Catholic Info (


Seems my old blog has become a place to dump old ideas and dredge up archives and re-post the contents as a way to prove that the memory hole can sometimes be dredged and plumbed for information long since past.  Here's some links casting doubt on the famous pendulum's from science centers and other public displays.  Some folks think the whole thing is an elaborate hoax to 'verify' a spinning ball earth.

The following is the text from an article I found--looking for a book on a catholic forum--and instead I stumbled onto this.

From here, about 2/3rds down the page:

 Click here for a PDF called "Thank Jehovah that the Earth is not Moving"
Thank JEHOVAH That the Earth is NOT Moving!! - [Download PDF] (
ALSO: "EARTHMOVERS", from "" was the memory that inspirted this post. Here's a link referencing it:

Hopefully this helps people seeking to debunk or even study "Foucault's Pendulum", as it is by no means a certainty.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Hoax called Foucault's Pendulum

“Even if you are dispersed to the ends of the heavens, from there will YHWH your G-d gather you and from there will He take you up. And YHWH your G-d will bring you to the Land which your ancestors have inherited and you shall inherit it. And He will do well by you, and make you more numerous than your ancestors.” (Dt.30:4,5)
And the prophet Jeremiah said the same:
“The days are coming,” declares YHWH, “when men will no longer say, ‘as surely as the Lord lives who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’ but they will say, ‘as surely as YHWH lives who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the North and out of all the countries where he banished them.’ For I will restore them to the land that I gave to their forefathers…Then they will know that my name is YHWH.” Jer. 16:14-16, 21).
In order to delegitimize such prophecies the Roman imperialists, who wrote the Gospels, put into Jesus' mouth the words in which he disassociated himself from the God of the Bible thus leaving open the question of his sonship. They wanted, at all price, to turn the Holy Land into Palestine, which, finally, they did.
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lies he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar and the father of it. (John 8:44)
A Greek word translated as the “Jews” 'Ioudaioi” occurs 71 times in the fourth Gospel, most of the time in an antagonistic context, pitting that group against Jesus and his followers. Much of the ugly anti-Semitism of the last 2,000 years has been blamed on the Gospel of John. Hitler must have been influenced above all by the anti-Jewish statements of the Gospel of John (“children of light”=Christians; “children of darkness, or devil=Jews). John makes Jesus to believe that the Jews were children o devil.
The New Testament Heliocentrism for the “Children of Light”
The notion of “outer darkness” belongs to the heliocentric cosmology of the Aryans. The poetic figure of the Candle-Sun (See Mt. 5:15) stood for the Expanding Center exemplified in the Shri-Yantra mandala, which was composed around a central point – the metaphysical and irradiating point of primordial energy of Big Bang. The earliest state of disorganized creation or chaos was impelled towards the creation of a New Order (Dharma, Tao, Logos) whose heavenly nature holds from the center and spins all else around it because monarchy is necessary to the world for its well being (Dante). The swastika signifies the action of the origin or,vortex of the solar energy (Brahma) upon the Universe. The “outer darkness” is beyond the actual reach of the expanding center of light, or, using the poetic figure of the Persian poet Omar Khayyam “outside the box.” “And the light shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehended it not.” John 1:5. And Heliocentrism was a perennial religion of the Romans. The New Agers are trying to establish a New World Order aka Global Capitalism. Ahmadinejad is a modern apostle of Omar Khayyam.
Wells states, “Scholars do not dispute that one of the motives underlying the gospels is the desire to set Christianity in the right light in the eyes of the governing class and Roman officialdom generally.” Brandon demonstrates that a major theme of the gospels is the turning of blame for Jesus' death from the Romans to the Jews. St. Augustine stated: “I would not believe th Gospels if the authority of the Catholic Church did not compel me.
That explains all those investigations of the alleged war crimes committed by Israeli soldiers during the war in Gaza and elsewhere. One could say, the Israeli soldiers, unlike the good French or British colonizers, who worship Jesus Christ are the children of devil, who “was murderer from the beginning.”
When Th. Herzl approached Pope Pius X in Jan 1904, seeking his assistance for the Zionist venture, the pope dismissed him with these words: “We cannot favor this movement. The Jews did not recognize Jesus, our Lord, and we therefore cannot recognize the Jewish people. If you come to Palestine and settle your people there we will be ready with priests and churches to baptize you.” And Card. Roncalli, the future Pope John XXIII, was sufficiently cooperative with Pius XII’s anti-Semitic policy, to advise the Curia against Jewish transportation to Palestine, which might challenge Christian possession of the profitable Holy Places. That’s why six million had to die! No pope throughout centuries has ever prayed that the Jews would one day have their own state in their historical Promised Land. On the contrary, it was mostly the Catholic priests who incited the Christian, and now Palestinian mob to pogroms and to complete isolation of the Jews inside their ghettos. Is not the fence that Israel built along its border a result of the perennial Roman ghettoization policy vis-à-vis the Jews?
Well, Pope John Paul II in his relentless pursuit of Palestinian statehood met with “martyrdom seeking” terrorist fuehrer Y. Arafat 14 times, thus turning Palestinians into the Vatican’s new “chosen people”, which was the core of the Roman policy of hate towards the Jews. The anti-Semitic mob applauded. John Paul II’s mad monk Father T. Rydzyk through his radio and TV stations promotes the Stuermer’s-like anti-Semitic propaganda even though it is against the Polish law. But it is in agreement with mainstream world media. This sole fact adequately mirrors the Vatican obsession with and fear of the Jewish state. Because, the furious opposition of the Vatican notwithstanding, the Jewish people received, after centuries of dispersion, their Promised Land back; as the God of the Bible had promised them.
The fanatical obsession of establishing Palestinian state was adequately explained by the Palestinian ambassador to Lebanon Abbas Zaki on 14 May 2009: "With the two-state solution, in my opinion, Israel will collapse, because if they get out of Jerusalem, what will become of all the talk about the Promised Land and the Chosen People? What will become of all the sacrifices they made – just to be told to leave? They consider Jerusalem to have a spiritual status. The Jews consider Judea and Samaria to be their historic dream. If the Jews leave those places, the Zionist idea will begin to collapse. It will regress of its own accord. Then we will move forward."
And the “Brotherhood of Pius X” aka the New Agers paralleling John Paul II's Neocatholicism in their missionary efforts directed at Jews, would prefer that before leaving the scene, the Jews would first put their G-d to death, by admitting that their faith was based on a fiction. This would mean a complete victory, as far as the priorities of the 'Aryan ascended masters' are concerned. In other words they demand from the Jews the recognition of two pillars of materialistic buddhism: heliocentrism and evolutionism. That would prove beyond any doubt that the God of the Bible is really a liar who deceived His people with the false ideas of creationism and geocentrism. And that was the primary goal of the double rehabilitation of those materialistic and atheistic Sciences.
Copernican science enabled Hitler to proclaim that the Bible was “Jewish folklore and therefore contemptible nonsense”. The Nazis commemorated the four hundredth anniversary of publication of Copernicus’s The Revolution in 1943 by issuing a post stamp in the occupied part of Poland called Generalgouvernement bearing Copernicus’s portrait (the young seminarian K. Wojtyla used to put this stamp on his letters). In the same year the Poles could hear the triumphant tone of the news: “The Jews have disappeared from Europe,” and the “reservoir of the East from which the Jewish plague has for centuries beset the people of Europe has cased to exist!” In what sense did Copernicus’s book justify the Final Solution of the Jewish problem? By negating Christian tradition of Europe Copernicus removed the one and only obstacle, which stood in the way of the racial solution of the Jewish question. Indeed, the Holocaust did occur at a time when the Bible had definitively lost its power over men’s hearts.
In the book entitled Kopernikus-Forschungen (published in Leipzig 1943 when the Warsaw Ghetto was burning) Eugen Brachvogel explained how the Church “enriched” her teaching by promoting the Copernican heliocentrism. In the chapter entitled Griechischer und deutscher Geist in der kopernikanischen Anordnung der Planeten he reminded the opinion of Werner Jäger: “Ein Zeitalter ohne alle Tradition hat es nirgendwo gegeben und wird es nie gegeben. Es wäre die grauenhafteste Verödung und Verarmung des Menschenlebens, die sich niemand auch nur vorstellen kann…Immer wieder ist die Wandelstern des europäischen Geistes auf seiner mehr als 2000-järigen Bahn mit der hellenischen Sonne in Konjunktion geraten.” (p.35)
In the opinion of the Nazi pagan author the most important achievement of Copernicus was that he “brought the planet of the European Spirit into union with the Hellenic Sun”. Obviously, the Nazi author, while writing this paragraph had in mind Copernicus's passage in his book (I, 10) in which he praised the sun as a god “ruling his family of stars.” Thanks to Copernicus the traditional, solar religion of the Imperial Rome regained its superiority over Judaic Christianity and Islam.
In his First Report….on the Books of the Revolutions of…the Reverend Doctor Nicolaus Copernicus of Torun Rheticus wrote about Copernicus: “…he assumes new hypotheses, not indeed without divine inspiration and the favour of gods…” Invoking mythological gods in contradistinction to the Biblical monotheism was a common practice in the Renaissance period. Because the Renaissance had opposed to the Judeo-Christian ideal of obedience to revelation of God’s Law, the humanism of the Greeks. The early Christian rejected their pagan beliefs for the same reason as the author of the Martyrdom of George of Cappadocia who made the spirit to raise up from the dead a pagan called Boes, in order to tell Dadianus, the governor that he had been on earth a worshiper of the “stupid, dumb, deaf, and blind Apollo.”
Resigned to his Dumbness
Archbishop Dziwisz said the last words he heard the pope say were ‘totus tuus,” the pope’s Latin motto for “completely yours.” Well, the whole world saw the picture of the pope after his tracheoctomy, when he tried to say a few words. In vain! The only sound, the millions could have heard was something like a shriek and after that the pope resigned himself to his dumbness. I dare to think that it was the God of the Bible's critical review of John Paul II's pontificate.
Well, in his dedicatory letter to Pope Paul III, published with the Revolutions Copernicus extolled mathematics as his most important tool proving the intellectual superiority of Hellenistic heliocentrism over the biblical geocentrism.
Interestingly, Copernicus contradicting himself, did not use mathematics to prove the movements of the earth. Rather, totally in agreement with the spirit of the Renaissance paganism, he proved the immobility of the sun by pointing to the divine rank of the sun to whom the earth as his maid makes obeisance by circling his Majesty:
“W conceive immobility to be nobler and more divine that mutability and instability, which latter is therefore more appropriate to the earth than to the universe. I add to this that it would seem quite absurd to attribute motion to that which contains and locates, rather than to that which is contained and located – namely, the earth.” Well, in all materialistic systems throughout all ages motion is inseparable from matter.
Shakespeare immediately embraced the Copernican doctrine, because it justified the absolute power of all Christian monarchs, the pope included
The glorious planet Sol
In noble eminence enthroned and spher’d
Amidst the other…
The sun not only is the King of the sky
But he is like the King
And the King is like sun.
Contrary to the prevailing opinion that the Church persecuted heliocentric doctrine from the beginning, which culminated in the Galileo Trial, the letter of high ranking curialist cardinal Schoenberg encouraging Copernicus to publish his book and therefore printed as a second preface to The Revolutions points to something very important, namely the Copernicanism being the fulfillment of the gist of the Catholic atheistic theology as established by the so-called Angelic Doctor i.e. Thomas Aquinas:
Like Strato, Thomas Aquinas acknowledged atheist naturalism as in some measure an intellectually considerable alternative to theism: “ It seems that God does not exist. For if of the two contrary things one were to exist without limit the other would be totally eliminated. But what is meant by this word God is something good without limit. So if God were to have existed no evil would have been encountered. But evil is encountered in the world. Therefore, God does not exist.” The second objection of Aquinas is a statement of Naturalism, the view that all the phenomena of the Universe can and must be explained without reference to any principles in any sense “outside,” or “beyond.” In Summa Theologica Aquinas identified God with the impersonal, mechanical Eternal Reason of the philosophers which has nothing to do with the personal God of the Bible. In this way Th. Aquinas prepared way for Copernicus and his sun god as the ultimate natural ruler of Nature.. Thomas Aquinas’s critical judgment of the Ptolemaic system, which was regarded heretic by Rome, sounds like that: “The assumptions made by the astronomers are not necessarily true. Although these hypotheses seem to be in agreement with the observed phenomena we must not claim that they are true. Perhaps one could explain the observed motion of the celestial bodies in a different way which has not been discovered up to this time.” It is a paraphrase of Averroes, a vile atheist’s critic of the same system. In conformity with the natural religion of Aquinas.
Obviously the disciples of Thomas Aquinas had not ceased to worship. They had only given another form and a new name to the object of worship: having denatured God, they deified nature. They could, therefore, without self-consciousness, and with only a slight emendation in the sacred text, repeat the cry of the psalmist: “I will lift up mine eyes to Nature from whence cometh my help!”
The Exodus disclosed a God who was intensely concerned with human affairs. Whereas the surrounding gods were primarily nature deities, reifications of the numinous awe that people feel for nature’s grand phenomena, the Israelites’ God had come to them not through sun or storm or fertility but in a historical event. The difference in religious meaning was decisive.. The God that the Exodus disclosed cared enough about a human situation to step in and do something about it. That realization changed Israel’s religious agenda forever. No longer would the Jews be party to cajoling nature’s forces. They would rivet their attention on discerning Yahweh’s will and trying to enact it.
Interestingly, the well-known Polish poet Aleksander Wat who sought refuge during WWII in the USSR mentions in his Memoirs titled My Century that while he was doing time in the dreadful Lubyanka Prison in Moscow he could borrow from the prison library the books by St. Thomas Aquinas. The French Jesuit Teilhard de Chardin who was mourning his Church’s unwillingness to incorporate what Science had discovered into its understanding of the world, criticizing the “geocentricity” to which she clung psychologically for four hundred years after she had ceased to support it astronomically, and rebuking those religious thinkers who recognized nothing new under the sun since “instantaneous creation” is honored by the Moscow Museum of Atheism which is exhibiting his books. “Creationism” is as ugly word in the USA as it was in the USSR, or in the ancient Rome where to millions it seemed that everything was governed by the sheerest luck, or chance.
There are no gods: to say that Jove reigns is wrong;
'Tis a blind chance that moves the years along
Juvenal, Satire X
At a scientific convention in Chicago in 1980, over 150 of the world’s leading evolution experts faced the facts of the fossil record and virtually pronounced the death of Darwinism. They admitted that after 120 years of digging, the fossil record showed that there are no fossil links between one species and another, i.e., there are no transitional fossils. Thus, it was acknowledged that there is indeed a genetic barrier between species which renders impossible the theory that mankind evolved from apes...More>>> John Paul II silenced their voices by rehabilitating evolutionism.
Thomas Aquinas was a professor at the Paris Sorbonne and as such he can be considered as the father of the “bolshevik” French Revolution symbolized by an actress standing on the altar of Notre Dame as the goddess of Liberty. So it comes as no surprise that it was Aquinas's compatriot a certain engineer Foucault who built a machine which allegedly proves the truth of the Copernican system and at the same time explains away the existence of the God of the Bible. Foucault's Pendulum is a reminder that the French Revolution of 1789 and its anti-Semitic slogan Ecrasez l'infame never really ended. In the mind of French revolutionaries and especially of Voltaire, the Jews were relics of a barbarous and obscurantist past, and as such were unworthy of the rights of free men..
William James observed in his book Scientists: “There never lived a set of men more blinded by dogma to the meaning of the past, to the trend of the future, by the belief that they had a new truth (for New Age). No one of them can lift the stone and show what lies under Darwin’s demonstration. They run about with little pamphlets and proclaim a New Universe (aka Theosophists' New Age) like Frenchmen. They bundle up all beliefs into a great Dogma of Unbelief, and throw away the kernel of life with the shell…”
The most important observation regarding the human psychology states: “ It is not scientific to invent theories to explain away that which you do not like...Even scientists have not been able to explain life so far.”
Here is how the Encyclopedia Americana describes the working of this deceitful device:
Foucault's Pendulum is dependent on the principle enunciated in Newton's Firs Law of motion, that a mass moving in straight line tends to maintain both the direction and speed of its motion unless it is acted on by some external force.
First of all, the mention of Newton's first law of motion in the context of this device reminds of the cult of the Soviet party bosses who always opened their speeches by quoting a line from the “bible” of dialectic materialism” which proclaimed that there is no matter without motion. This law is contradicted by a magnetic device centered in the floor beneath which issues its command to a cylinder hidden in the heart of the sphere, thus assuring continual motion. (Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum. Translated from Italian by William Weaver. Ballantine Books 1988, p. 3) This is confirmed by Wikipedia: “Foucault pendulums in museums often incorporate an electromagnetic or other drive to keep the bob swinging; others are restarted regularly. In the latter case, a launching ceremony may be performed as an added show.”
In Umberto Eco's international bestseller a student wearing glasses explains the functioning of the pendulum to a girl as follows:
“It proves the rotation of the earth. Since the point of suspension doesn't move...”
“Why doesn't it move?”
“Well, because a point... the central point, I mean, the one right in the middle of all the points you see's a geometric point; you can't see it because it has no dimension, and if something has no dimension, it can't move, no right or left, not up or down. So it doesn't rotate with the earth. You understand? It can't even rotate around itself. There is no itself.”
“But the earth turns.”
“The earth turns, but the point doesn't. That's how it is. Just take my word for it.” The pertinent question here is: How can you suspend anything on something that has no dimension? Only if you can imagine the axis of the earth rotation as a Euclidean line, the North or South Pole would be such fixed points.
“Once set in motion, the pendulum will continue to oscillate with a constant amplitude. It also tends to swing continuously in the same vertical plane in terms of a coordinate system fixed in space, except as constrained by gravity. But the earth itself, as a result of its daily motion, will rotate constantly beneath the pendulum bob. If a graduated circular dial is placed beneath the pendulum, the linear path of the pendulum's motion will apparently rotate around the dial's center like the hands of a clock. If the Foucault pendulum is located at either of the earth's geographic poles, this apparent rotation will occur in exactly 24 hours. Actually, it is the earth that has rotated beneath the pendulum in this period while the pendulum's direction of motion remains fixed in space. This is a common laboratory proof of the earth's rotation.”
Well, if it is the earth that rotates constantly beneath the pendulum which makes the pendulum's bob to imitate the hands of a clock we wouldn't expect it to swing freely in any direction which is made possible by a ball-bearing pivot at the top of the cable. The fixed point of suspension mentioned by Eco's student stands for the stationary sun of the Copernican system. We can measure time by translating the movements of the sun into the earth's movement. But could we do the same if both the sun and the earth moved. Could you tell me what time is it if both the dial and the hands of your watch moved?
Foucault's original pendulums at Paris rotated clockwise at a rate of more than 11° per hour, or with a period of about 32 hours per complete rotation. The rate of rotation of a Foucault pendulum can be stated mathematically as equal to the rate of rotation of the Earth times the sine of the number of degrees of latitude. Because the Earth rotates once a sidereal day, or 360° approximately every 24 hours, its rate of rotation may be expressed as 15° per hour, which corresponds to the rate of rotation of a Foucault pendulum at the North or South Pole. At latitude 30° N—for example, at Cairo or New Orleans—a Foucault pendulum would rotate at the rate of 7.5° per hour, for the sine of 30° is equal to one-half. The rate of rotation of a Foucault pendulum at any given point is, in fact, numerically equal to the component of the Earth's rate of rotation perpendicular to the Earth's surface at that point.
Which means that, judging by Foucault's pendulum, certain regions of the earth rotate faster or slower than the others. Our watches show otherwise. Under Foucault's mechanical tyrant the natural cycle of day and night would be disturbed. People living closer to the equator would be forced to work longer than the people living in the circumpolar zones.
Foucault's pendulum, which I call Foucault's merry-go-round, gives the distinct impression to viewers that they are watching a process which proves the Earth is rotating, the signs tell them flatly that such is the case. Viewers assume that this Pendulum is giving observable proof that the earth is moving. They are told on the signs that they are viewing a scientific demonstration which proves the earth is moving. Everybody knows that (having learned it as a scientifically proven fact that throughout their school years) that the Earth is rotating on an axis and orbiting the sun. Now they see the confirmation before their very eyes. Who now can doubt the “science god of truth?!” aka “Stupid, dumb, deaf, and blind Apollo.” Who now dares to believe the Bible is without error?! People watch a minute or two, read the message, and go to another taxpayer supported “educational” display which tells them that life on earth has been evolving for three billion years and that they are the end result of that evolutionary process (M. Hall, The Earth is not Moving. 1991, p.170). Like the Aryan Ape King, Hanuman.In other words, exactly like in the above mentioned Moscow Museum of Athism. Foucault's merry-go-round and the so-called moon walk giving the false impression of the moving earth belong to the same magic repertoire. Indeed, in the heliocentric hoax the moon has to go on its trajectory around the sun in the opposite direction than the earth, but this dogma itself belies the heliohoax, because it suggests that the moon is moving back and forth at the same time, which inspired Lenin's dialectical derogatory dogma of 1904 about the party of Mensheviks going one step forward and two steps back.
There is one Foucault Pendulum in New York, in the UN Building, there's another one in the science museum in San Francisco, and God knows, how many others. Pendulum's presence in the UN Building proves how important for the religious purposes of the New Agers the Copernican hypothesis is. This pendulum stands for ecumenism in hatred expressed by ideologically kindred movements: the Renaissance paganism, the Nazism and the Palestinian solar baalism.
Bertrand Russel expressed his reservation toward mathematics as the ultimate proof of truth even more succinctly: “Physics is mathematical not because we know so much about the physical world, but because we know so little: it is only its mathematical properties that we can discover.”
Pope John Paul’s Speech
In his speech of reply to the members of the Pontifical Academy and other distinguished guests the Pope explained:
The problem posed by theologians of that age was, therefore, that of the compatibility between heliocentrism and scripture. Thus the new science, with its methods and the freedom of research which they implied, obliged theologians to examine their own criteria of scriptural interpretation. Most of them did not know how to do so. It was French Cardinal Poupard who wrote his speech. The Pope caps this with a generous tribute to Galileo the theologian: ‘Paradoxically, Galileo, a sincere believer, showed himself to be more perceptive in this regard than the theologians who opposed him.’
One last remark, When you go to a Chinese restaurant, you can see the cooks preparing your meals, but you are not allowed to see the underground mechanism of Foucault's Pendulum. When Marshall Hall, the author of The Earth Is Not Moving went to Paris to investigate closely the device a “series of mishaps prevented him from access to its inner working,” which he mentions in his book. Because the French diplomats need a “Scientific” justification for their branding Israel as a “little, shitty country.” The French revolutionary slogan Ecrasez l'infame is still leading the French scientists in their anti-Biblical propaganda. It was the Red Army, which after capturing Poland in the 1940s recognized as its most important task to launch the University named after Copernicus in Torun, where he was born. John Paul II, so to say, canonized it by his rehabilitation of Galileo with the help of the Soviet physicist A. Sakharov, who was proving in his researches that the sun is immortal, like the mythological phoenix.
The following is an excerpt from Prof. Stuart A. Kauffman's Online article titled
Breaking the Galilean Spell:
“Even deeper than emergence and its challenge to reductionism in this new scientific worldview is what I call breaking the Galilean spell. Galileo rolled balls down incline planes and showed that the distance traveled varied as the square of the time elapsed. From this he obtained a universal law of motion. Newton followed with his Principia, setting the stage for all of modern science. With these triumphs, the Western world came to the view that all that happens in the universe is governed by natural law. Indeed, this is the heart of reductionism. Another Nobel laureate physicist, Murray Gell-Mann, has defined a natural law as a compressed description, available beforehand, of the regularities of a phenomenon. The Galilean spell that has driven so much science is the faith that all aspects of the natural world can be described by such laws. Perhaps my most radical scientific claim is that we can and must break the Galilean spell. Evolution of the biosphere, human economic life, and human history are partially indescribable by natural law. This claim flies in the face of our settled convictions since Galileo, Newton, and the Enlightenment.” Breaking the Galilean Spell actually means Breaking the Thomistic Spell.
In the Latin tradition the words ‘God’ and ‘Nature’ are interchangeable and that explains the equivalence of Aquinas's God with Natural Laws (the Vatican brands in vitro fertilization because it is against Natural Laws not against God's Laws) and Copernicus sun god replacing easily the God of the Bible. But the creative acts of Nature are not the same as the creative Acts of YHWH described in the first chapter of the book of Genesis. There is no word 'nature' in the Bible and there is no entry 'nature' in the Encyclopedia Judaica. In this context the entry 'nature' in M. Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion should be read
Will Durant, in one of his books wrote, Anaxagoras’s On Nature (480 B.C.) was acclaimed by the intelligentsia of Athens as the greatest scientific work of the century. It carried on the traditions and speculations of the Ionian school. The universe, said Anaxagoras, was originally a chaos of diverse seeds (spermata), pervaded by a nous, or Reason, akin to the source of life and motion in ourselves. And as reason gives order to the chaos of our actions, so the World Reason gave order to the primeval seeds, setting them into a rotatory vortex (Aristophanes in his The Clouds satirized this vortex as Socrates’ substitute for Zeus; Newton identified his gravity with the 'spiritual body' of Jesus Christ), and guiding them toward the development of organic forms. This rotation sorted the seeds into the four elements – fire, air, water, and earth – and separated the world into two revolving layers, and outer one of “ether” and an inner one of air. In consequence of this violent whirling motion, the surrounding fiery ether tore away stones from the earth, and kindled them into stars. The sun and stars are glowing masses of rock. Probably other celestial bodies are inhabited like the earth (original idea of aliens); upon them “men are formed, and other animals that have life. All organisms were originally generated out of earth, moisture and heat, and thereafter from one another. Man has developed beyond other animals because his erect posture freed his hands for grasping things (squirrels use their front legs while eating their nuts but that doesn't turn them into humans). The speculations made Anaxagoras at once the Copernicus and Darwin of his age. The Athenians might have forgiven him these hypotheses had he not neglected his nous in explaining the events of nature and history; they suspected that his nous was a device for saving his skin (exactly like the Logos is in the Gospel of John). He aroused the simple by giving a natural explanation of meteors, and reduced many mythical figures to personified abstractions. The Athenians took him good-humoredly for a time, merely nicknaming him Nous. Cleon, his rival, brought a formal indictment of impiety against him on the charge that he had described the sun (still to the people a god) as a mass of stone on fire, and the philosopher was convicted. Copernicus did not repeat his mistake and called the sun Reason of the World, and therefore sun god.
Teilhard de Chardin believed that belief in God and assent to the theory of evolution are completely compatible. In his Phenomenon of Man, he teaches that the law of entropy applies merely to the without of things, and that it must be complemented by a law of complexification that explains the within of things. The law of complexification governs the emergence from matter of life, intelligence, and spirituality, and finally directs the entire evolutionary process to its termination in the Omega Point, which is God himself. Well, in the Aryan mythology God is called “puru” i.e. Point, like the point which explodes in Big Bang and expands the world and then after the Big Crunch it returns to the same point, called by The French Jesuit the Omega Point, which is a variant of nirvana. The Nazis translated the slogan Ecrasez l'infame Juda verrecke.
What Ecrasez l'infame really means
Plato called by the church fathers “divine Plato” said that a poor man...who was no longer able to work because of sickness should be left to die.” (Alvin Schmidt, How Christianity Changed the World, 2004, p. 128)
“The graceful Greeks laughed at the 'graceless' Jews for recoiling in horror at the Greek custom of exposing an infant to death when the shape of its skull or nose did not please them.” (Max Dimont, Jews, God and History, 1994, p.108)
“Society as great authorized agent of life must be made responsible for every unsuccessful life – it has to pay for it, so it must prohibit it.” -A. Hitler, Mein Kampf
Voltaire said that Plato should have been canonized by the Christian Church, for, being the propounder of the Christos mystery, he contributed more to its fundamental doctrines than any other single individual. Some argue that Plato's tyranny, his cruelty and lust for dominance are forgivable because he was writing so early in the history of rationalism. Well, the Ten Commandments were revealed even earlier. Plato famously warned of the evil of democracy. Well. Hitler turned the Jews into slaves and let them die of starvation and cruel, sadistic treatment.
Already in the 50s, when Wojtyla was getting his doctorate in theology, his dissertation director, the eminent Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange (perhaps THE greatest theologian of the 20th century) wrote on his dissertation: “You write a lot, but you don’t say much.” Fr. Garrigou knew *garbage* when he saw it.
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Monday, July 12, 2021

Elizabeth Fraser, Jeff Buckley, Christopher Loring Knowles and the Deleted Posts, CONTINUED:

 Once again I've gone a searching (over nearly a month now) for a lost post from "secret sun blog" aka chris Knowles... 

Because a friend stumbled full on into the siren strangeness--hitting all the right buttons--but in something like a sleepwalk... So I wanted to him know where he'd landed, and it took me all this time, and much blathering in the DMs.

So here's the post I was searching for, called "Song of the Siren on the River Styx", and of course ole CLK can contact me via twitter or otherwise... If he'd prefer this not be archived here.  But.

I feel it's necessary for my own reluctant yet magickal process--and--my belly tells me it might help others find their way back to places that once existed... And not feel the madness of the ever increasing NEWSPEAK-CENSORSHIP...  Even if in these cases it is the author-originale deleting things based on his own guts or whims.  Crapy copy/paste below the dash-dash-dashes:



Songs of the Siren on the River Styx

Jeff Buckley's family is producing a bio-pic on the late singer's life, provisionally entitled Mystery White Boy. Penny Dreadful star Reeve Carney has been cast as Buckley and Medium/ Gospel of Thomas channel Patricia Arquette has been cast as his mother.

For those of you who may not know, Buckley died by drowning in a river in Memphis, TN in 1997, just as he was celebrating the completion of a new group of songs for the follow-up to his 1994 breakthrough album, Grace.

I don't know if they'll include former Cocteau Twins singer Elizabeth Fraser in the story; if they've read my posts on Buckley's relationship with the Siren, they may very well not. It's not a story a family would want to tell.

But it's the only story that's true.

It's also a story I wanted to revisit not only in light of the news on the film but in light of some rather bizarre omens and portents I've recently discovered within (and without) the Cocteau Twins' catalog itself. It's been almost five years since I wrote in depth on this story so I felt the time was right to revisit it.

Longtime readers will be familiar with some of the synchronicities I uncovered earlier-- one I still can't believe myself-- but as it happens this tragedy is like all great mythic tragedies; it seems to have been a long time in coming. The players involved were merely acting out roles written for them long before their grandparents were born.

There's one particular detail in this story that will leave no doubt in your mind as to the truth of this statement.

If anyone outside rock snob circles knows Liz Fraser it's from 'Teardrop', the song she recorded with Massive Attack, which was used as the theme song for the long-running medical drama House, MD. Some may know her singing from the Lord of the Rings films, some may know her songs from The Lovely Bones, Peter Jackson's adaption of the novel about a murdered girl wandering through the afterlife.

David Lynch fans may know her version of Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren" (a song he tried to use in Blue Velvet) from Lost Highway, which featured- you guessed it- Patricia Arquette. That song was released on the album appropriately titled It'll End in Tears, a supergroup effort of the British indie label 4AD.

But unless you were there, you'd never know the nuclear-bomb effect she had when her banshee howl first dropped onto the rock cognoscenti's consciousness with 1983's Head Over Heels LP. It wasn't as if an alien had landed and joined a rock group, but...

No, scratch that.

It was exactly as if an alien had landed and joined a rock group.

Not everyone heeded her siren's call, but many of those who did found themselves buying up every scrap of vinyl her voice could be found on, so much so that the Cocteau Twins dominated the independent charts in the UK for much of the early to mid 1980s.

The Melody Maker newspaper declared her, "The Voice of God." Even a nowhere indie band like Felt had a UK hit ("Primitive Painters") simply because Fraser yowled on the choruses.

The Siren and Sideshow Bob

I myself was a tireless evangelist for the Siren. I had been a big Kate Bush fan but literally overnight Bush seemed hopelessly twee and upper class in comparison to this elemental power, which had Kate's soaring beauty but a undertone of ancient terror that only descends upon a host. It can never be learned or practiced.

I enjoyed watching friends sitting stunned as they first heard that yowling. "Alien" (most often), "ghost", "witch", "mermaid", and "fairy" were the terms you'd hear people use to describe her. Not quite human.

Celebrities like Robert Plant, Prince, Madonna and the Cure's Robert Smith were known to be fans, others surely among them (obviously directors like Lynch, Jackson, Alan Rickman and Gregg Araki). Certainly artists like Bjork, The Cranberries, Sinead O'Connor, Grimes and The Sundays were hugely influenced by Fraser's fractal vocal acrobatics.

The Twins' first Los Angeles appearance put the audience in a state not seen since Azusa Street, according to reports at the time. Metal bands as unlikely as Jane's Addiction and Type O Negative would raid the Twins' catalog for riffs and take them straight to the bank.

Jeff Buckley heard the Siren's call too, smitten by her version of his father's signature song. He sought her out, little realizing that Muses, Sirens and other such spirits find broken vessels to express themselves through.

At the time he met her, the Siren was in the middle of a personal meltdown springing from undealt-with childhood sexual trauma and he was a young up-and-comer who soon realized he was in way, way over his fucking head. He inevitably --and fatefully-- broke her heart, leading to the Cocteau's Twinlights EP (as in "we are twin lights…"), filled with Fraser's painfully desperate pleas to Buckley.

A short film called Rilkean Dreams (Fraser compared Buckley to the poet Rilke) was made in 1994 as a promo for the EP, named after the heart-rending "Rilkean Heart." It's hardly a promo as much as it is a nakedly confessional video love-letter to Buckley, with Fraser explicitly apologizing in song for being too needy and clingy here and then accusing Buckley of being selfish and immature there. But it's the symbolism that gets you.

The opening shot of Rilkean Dreams is of a slowly rushing river.

Followed by a sunset.

If ever there was an argument for teaching the art of divining omens and portents in school, that's pretty much it.

The emotional distress Fraser was under came at the worst possible time, after the Cocteaux had signed to a new label who were giving them a major promotional push, booking them on Jay Leno's and Jools Holland's shows, among others. Fraser's singing entered what fans came to call the "dolphin in distress" period, a bizarre and unmusical, Yoko-like series of clicks, grunts and yowls. It was devastating to witness for those who had worshipped at her feet only a few years before.

It was the vision of a woman struggling to exorcise whatever wraith had once possessed her. The band tried to explain it away as an artist trying to expand her palette or some such nonsense, but the excuses were laid bare when Fraser was hospitalized for a full-scale nervous breakdown at the end of tour.

Her singing on record had already become increasing wispy and ethereal as she sang an octave out of her natural range, almost evaporating entirely on the band's final two albums. The euphoric, ecstatic yowling that literally electrified listeners in the 80s was barely heard, if at all.

At some point Fraser and Buckley reconciled, as detailed here. The Cocteaus toured again in 1996 and judging from many recordings, Fraser's voice had returned to its mid-80s peak form. Buckley and Fraser even recorded a duet, but somehow they split again, and Buckley decamped to Memphis to fight a case of writer's block while maintaining a relationship with another singer.

He should have learned from his last experience.

The details of his death sound exactly like what happens when powerful forces detatch themselves from myth and legend and decide to run rampant through consensus reality.

Don't take my word for it- watch the video.

I know that these things happen, it's just that this is the most compelling example of that reality I can think of at the moment. You may have other examples to contribute- I welcome you to do so in the comments.*

Just in case you missed the reference, this is the video to the song Fraser was recording while Buckley was dying, a song she had written about him. Not long after his death, Fraser would walk out on her band forever.

In hindsight, I am not even remotely surprised. Something very, very powerful took possession of Fraser, used her to express itself and as has become clear in recent years, moved on to another host.

Her lyrics may have been unintelligible but the meaning of her songs was always clear- it was primal energy unleashed from a time perhaps before there were human beings as we understand the term today. These are forces that we can only sense the contours of, but are not allowed to truly know. Even mainstream rock critics sensed a very old religion at work, perhaps old in the Theosophical sense.

Songs like 'Persephone' make the heaviest metal sound tame, because Fraser doesn't sound like she is singing about the Queen of Hell, she sounds like she has become her. The ancients would understand.

One human being can harness that for so long. We're just not made to channel that kind of energy. I know of no performer who was able to sustain the kind of intensity the Cocteaux unleashed in that 1982 to late 1990 period, releasing seven albums and ten EPs, nearly all of indispensible quality.

Even The Beatles were done in by it.

Time has subsequently shown just how fragile Elizabeth Fraser is. I don't want to diminish her talent as an artist in her own right, but it's clear that who she is now and who she was then are two entirely separate realities.


I realized that I hadn't really explained the Cocteau Twins' music in previous Siren articles, so here I will offer up capsule reviews of their discography and comment on the chronology of the Siren drama as it unfolded. As you will see, the music itself was an integral part of the drama; the story and the songs cannot be separated.

You need to understand the context of the music and the effect it had to understand how the drama unfolded. This is especially important now, since kids have no sense how much music mattered to people in the 80s and early 90s. I'll review their discography and place it in the context of the overall Siren drama.

Fasten your seatbelts- I've uncovered some new information that will leave no doubt as to the forces at work in this drama.

Garlands (1982) Fraser picked up Siouxsie's witch-broom just as the Banshees were headed off into Top of the Popsville. This is a deeply divisive album with many Cocteaux fans (the leadoff track is entitled 'Blood Bitch') but I love it. It sits perfectly alongside Unknown Pleasure, What's This For?, 154, Metal Box, and of course, Juju- a dark, occultic, throbbing post-punk filled with rumbling Rickenbacker bass chords, Robin Guthrie's guitars with stompboxes cranked to 11, and tribal drum machine patterns.

All of that is topped with Fraser's warbling and yipping and precocious swatches of lyrics, ripe to bursting with the imagery of ancient nightmares, science fiction and good old-fashioned Celtic witchiness. At this point in the game, Guthrie's shrieking leads are the star of the show. One could easily imagine Roman soldiers shuddering in their armor, hearing these kind of banshee wails over moors lit only by occasional bursts of spectral foxfire.

Even the record cover is witchy- a half-naked man seized by a bolt of eldritch energy in a dark Scottish village. The extended version adds crucial cuts like 'Dear Heart' and 'Perhaps Some Other Aeon'. Hard to believe this is the same band that recorded Four Calendar Cafe.

Head Over Heels (1983) Probably my favorite of the studio albums, for sentimental reasons if nothing else. This sounds like 1983 in a way a 1983 record should, so don't listen to whining about the mix. This is also a light-year leap over Garlands, with melodies replacing mere incantations and Fraser's instrument in full bloom.

We're still smack dab in post-punk territory, with Guthrie layering bass chords on top of distortion-drenched arpeggios and Killing Joke drum patterns. This is a huge-sounding record with a wide stylistic range, and Fraser never sounded as gloriously womanly as she does here ever again. Key cuts: 'Sugar Hiccup', 'In the Gold Dust Rush', 'In Our Angelhood'.

Treasure (1984) Another huge leap, but perhaps also more of a consolidation. The try-anything spirt of Heels gives way to a trademark Cocteau sound, all sleighbells and choral sample patchs, pounding beatboxes and interlocking post-punk guitar and bass chords.

There's plenty of variety, though- the nailbiting shrieker 'Persephone', the stately harpsichord waltz 'Beatrix', and the ridiculously erotic, tongue-in-your-ear fuckscape 'Otterley', to name a few. The addition of Simon Raymonde on bass and keyboards adds a lot of music school depth to the proceedings.

This was released in 1984 but seemed to exist every time at once. Everyone who discovered it assumed it was brand new. And everyone who discovered it assumed it belonged to them alone. Bonus factoid: Buckley used to cover leadoff track "Ivo" at his club gigs in New York.

Omen unheeded: That glorious, angelic postpunk/disco track 'Lorelei' (which comes right after 'Ivo') is named after a water-witch who lured men to their deaths on the River Rhine.

The Pink Opaque (1986): This compilation was put together to introduce the Twins to the American market, culling various EP, single and album cuts, but is essential in the way those old 60s comps are. In fact, this might be your best place to start if you're a Twins novitiate. Every single note on this album is crucial in a way music no longer is to young people. You may not know exactly what Fraser is on about here but she's obviously extraordinarily passionate about it.

In fact, the leadoff track, the ritualistic hymn 'The Spangle Maker', is worth what people used to pay for albums by itself. In fact, the final sixty seconds of 'The Spangle Maker', in which Fraser erupts into a series of blood-curdling howls like a particularly aroused ancient Maenad (she inspired a lot of these kinds of metaphors back in the day), while Guthrie wrenches the clap of creation out of his guitar with an e-bow, is worth your week's salary.

Victorialand (1986) After four years of hammering euphoria, a looping curveball from a band who specialized in them; a pastoral serving of alien folk with layer upon layer of treated guitar acting as primary accompaniment for Fraser's little-girl-in-the-garden fairy tale songs. The sense of playfulness and joy is almost palpable here as Frasier and Guthrie use their prodigious talents (Raymonde was off producing the second This Mortal Coil album) to construct a fantasy of a childhood they never had living in grim Grangemouth, Scotland.

Then a curveball within a curveball: after a happy day in a forest clearing, the darkness of the gods descends like a sheet of ice for the album's closer, 'The Thinner the Air'. It's as if you can see the black clouds roll in as the chords change from carefree and major to hopelessly bleak and minor. After a Greek-like chorus prepares the way, Fraser chills the bones with a piercing, almost primeval solo that reeks of dark portents and terrible tragedies to come, as if Cassandra herself is riding this horse now.†

It's a stunning turnaround to an album whose song titles such as 'Fluffy Tufts' and 'Lazy Calm' accurately describe its mood.

Yet another omen that went unheeded.

The Moon and the Melodies (1986) After the curveball, a changeup: ambient pianist Harold Budd is enlisted for an LP that features four glorious rave-ups and four ambient chillouts (a definite portent of things to come post-Cocteau). Budd, whose since worked extensively with Guthrie, fits the Twins like a glove. In fact his playing is remarkably similar to Raymonde's. His elegant chords add a bit of maturity to the Twins' ecstatic hammering, an effect that would have a huge influence in the days to come.
The four full band tracks here- along with 'Crushed' (released the following year on a compilation album) would mark the end of the Cocteau Twins' Golden Age-- that age of "oh my fucking god, what the hell is this music"-- but their international profile would only rise with the following two albums.

Omens ignored: "Sea, Swallow Me" and "She Will Destroy You."

Blue Bell Knoll (1988) Or Blue Bell Knowles, as I like to call it. Apparently the Cocteau Twins think their fans take 35 minutes to have sex because it seems as if they set out to make the ultimate post-punk fuck music with Blue Bell Knoll. The basic effect is like having Fraser's tongue in your ear for a half-hour and change, the vocals are that erotic.

The entire production seems engineered to be as lush and languid as possible, with even the minor key songs dripping with palpable sensuality. Imagine if late 70s ABBA took a shit-ton of molly after being abducted by aliens and you pretty much have Blue Bell Knoll nailed. The pounding drums and the slashing guitars are MIA, but the catharsis has merely been channeled through another route. I curled into a fetal position the first time I heard this album, quite involuntarily. It hurt, it was so gorgeous.

Omen ignored: 'A Kissed-Out Red Floatboat'- A passenger aboard the American Queen riverboat, famous for its large red waterwheel, discovered Buckley's body floating in the river.

Bonus omen: The bluebell's "knoll" or ring was an omen of death, according to old British legend.

Heaven or Las Vegas (1990) Pre-Nirvana alt.rock was the true Golden Age of the movement. You had a real diversity of music, with different flavors and styles besides irritable white dudes with guitars and long hair living out their Lynyrd Skynyrd fantasies.

On MTVs 120 Minutes you'd see a whole range of styles and flavors, And it wasn't just a boys' club, women were well-represented; that was part of what made the scene "alternative" to mainstream rock. It was into this ferment that Heaven or Las Vegas dropped and finally the world was ready for the Cocteaux and they were ready for the world.

Heaven or Las Vegas is the last great Cocteau Twins album; it has a dizzying range of styles, from the slow funk jam of 'Pitch the Baby', to the old school postpunk-flavored single 'Iceblink Luck' (very much a nod to tracks like 'In Our Angelhood' and 'Because of Whirljack') to the almost quintessential Cocteau title track, a song square in the tradition of early 80s stunners like 'Sugar Hiccup' and 'Pearly Dewdrops Drops'.

But the bottom was about to drop out; Raymonde and Guthrie were nursing serious drug problems (gee, hard to imagine this band using drugs) and Fraser's recent motherhood was dredging up long-repressed horrors from her own childhood.

Nirvana would come along at the end of the Cocteaux' world tour and the alt.rock scene would soon look more like 1971 than 1991. Ecstatic warbling was out, miserable narcissism was in, and dick-waving tantrums would reign supreme for the next three years.

Omens ignored: OK, here's where this story gets insane.
The 8th and 9th songs on this album are 'Wolf in the Breast' and the almost unbearably mournful 'Road, River and Rail' (lyric: "like mother's daughter/to fish, you fly").

Jeff Buckley drowned in the Wolf River in Memphis, which runs parallel to a railroad and is crossed by Interstate 40.

The Wolf River is on the 89th Meridian West.

The neighborhood at the end of the Wolf River is named Frayser.

Now please go watch the first minute of Elizabeth Fraser's video love letter to Buckley again.

That his body was found at the end of Beale Street not only connects us to the Blues, it connects us, via Fraser, to those most Ancient of Days.

Four our purposes, Beale is Ba'al, the charioteer of the clouds, who wields lightning bolts in his hands. As we saw in the BBC video, Ba'al was there that night to bear witness to this most primal of tragedies as it unfolded beneath the Memphis Pyramid.

Note that Las Vegas, the nominal city of the album in question, also has a glass pyramid. I can't think of any other American cities besides Memphis and Las Vegas that do. Is Buckley's place of dying the "Heaven" or Las Vegas the title unwittingly alludes to?

If so, then how appropriate then that these omens would precede the time Buckley met Fraser, for the making of this next album....

Four Calendar Cafe (1993) The alt.rock scene began to shake off the trailer park doldrums in late 1993 and 1994, with the original grunge bands moving away from two-finger tantrums into more challenging territory and new movements emerging such as neo-punk, trip-hop and techno.
But the Cocteau Twins were not doing as well. Guthrie and Fraser's marriage had dissolved, Fraser's romance with Buckley would begin and end that year and leave her shattered, and she began having trouble with her vocal chords.

In that light, why on earth she would choose to sing an octave above her range while she was experiencing throat problems is beyond me. Perhaps it was a commercial consideration, given the fact the band had signed to a new label and Irish singer Enya was finding success with a similar style around that time. Helpful hint: If you ever wonder why your favorite band ever went down some inexplicably commercial route, drug bills are usually a pretty good answer.

Four Calendar Cafe is a pleasant enough 90s pop album and somewhat of a return to the aural sensuality of Blue Bell Knoll, but it's a world away from the revelations of the mid- 80s Cocteaus. You keep waiting for Fraser to get out of Enya-mode and let it rip and she never does. She only sings in her natural mezzo on the closing track, and that's only on the choruses.

And worse was yet to come, the "distressed dolphin" tour and the rest of it.

Omen ignored: The single "Evangeline" shared a title with a Longfellow poem about a woman whose long-lost lover reunites with her only to die in her arms.

Milk and Kisses (1996) By far their least essential album, but it shouldn't be. The idea for this album was to get back to the 80s Cocteau sound, but too much water had passed under the bridge, Fraser's muse didn't make it to the sessions and there isn't much in the way of catchy riffs to lift the material out of the murk.
It also doesn't help that Guthrie seems determined to produce the album to death. Several cuts here-- 'Tishbite', (the epithet of a famous Biblical UFO abductee) 'Violaine', 'Treasure Hiding' and 'Seekers Who are Lovers'-- worked very well live, freed of the smothering overdubs and boasting meaty live guitars and Fraser's full-throated mezzo, but the mopey Twinlights songs didn't disappear like they should have and subsequently drag everything down.

UPDATE: Bla bla bla, shut the f**k up, Chris. I've been listening to the Milk & Kisses remaster with real earphones and it's like the greatest opioid ever created. Or the greatest hallucinogenic opioid ever. Seriously, try it at home.

It's apparently engineered to hit all those deep pleasure centers in the autonomic brain, so I'm thinking it's also packed to the hi-hats with weird alien subliminals from some distant star system. Plus, the guitars are a lot punchier and Liz is a lot more possessed than on Four Calendar Cafe.

Fraser and Buckley were obviously back together at the time of the album's pressing if the "Love and a thousandfold rose" (oh, my) dedication are any indication, we already heard the songs and there was much better material on the b-sides, so what was the point exactly? A lost opportunity for a fitting swan song.

Yeah, shut up, Chris. Stop listening to crappy MP3s you ripped back during the Clinton Administration.

Omen ignored: Besides including the songs from the fateful Rilkean Dreams video, 'Violaine' admonishes a lover (presumably Buckley) to "be careful, love, be careful, love."

Lullabies to Violaine Vol 1 (1982-1990) The Twins put just as much essential music on their EPs as their LPs. This set starts off in witch-mode, with the ironically titled Lullabies filled with noisy post-punk sorcery. Peppermint Pig shows the band lurching towards dancepunk, but the real revelation comes with the orgasmic Sunburst and Snowblind, which culls 'Sugar Hiccup' from Heels and adds three equally good tracks, the aching crush song, 'From the Flagstones', the witchy howler 'Hitherto', and the pleading post-punk charger 'Because of Whirljack'. From then on it's one cathartic mindgasm after another, with only a couple duff tracks here and there. This is all pure post-punk Twins, beauty and terror in equal parts, with everything cranked to 11 but still sounding achingly beautiful.

Tracks like 'Great Spangled Fritillary' and 'Pale Clouded White' sound ancient and irreducibly pagan, like lost transmissions from some Mediterranean mystery cult that bounced off the stars and back, with Fraser as priestess/horse, riding the fumes of the gods. The last track, 'Watchlar', shows a road sadly not taken, a funky, synth-driven slow-burner that's as sexy as it is spooky.

Lullabies to Violaine Vol 2 (1993-1996) This set is immeasurably less essential than the first but is probably a better investment than the last two studio albums, whose singles it culls. If the Twins were hedging themselves into a corner for their new label on their LPs, they were breathing quite a bit more on the b-sides and EPs (Fraser has since dismissed the Twins' post-4AD work).

None of this material is a patch on their original 4AD material but has some traces of the old fire and is considerably more adventurous and arty than you'd expect at this late date. One of the EPs has Seefeel's Mark Clifford doing ambient deconstructions of selected tracks and the long out-of-print Snow EP is here, including their priceless versions of 'Winter Wonderland' and 'Frosty the Snowman'. Not essential by any means, but worth getting if you get the bug.

POSTSCRIPT: A few years back The Cocteau Twins were offered five million dollars to reunite and perform at the Coachella Music Festival in California. They initially accepted but Fraser pulled out at the last minute, infuriating her fans and her former bandmates. She's done some work-for-hire gigs over the years, none of which is a shadow of her work with The Cocteau Twins.

In 2012 she performed at the Meltdown Festival in England at the behest of Anthony Hegarty, singer of Anthony and the Johnsons. She performed a number of Cocteau Twins songs but in radically revamped arrangements that reviewers compared to 70s easy listening music. She's been sitting on a number of tracks for a solo album for over a decade now and many fans have given up waiting.

I think the fact that she essentially ended her career a few months after Buckley's death proves that the events affected her more powerfully than we can know. I can only hope she's found happiness in her new life, after having brought so much magic and beauty into this fallen, broken world.

* Some have speculated that Buckley may have committed suicide but the evidence is weak and tenuous; based mostly on the fact he made phone calls to old friends shortly before his death.

But he had just finished material for a new album and was about to re-emerge from a self-imposed exile (he bragged to one friend he was going to "work his ass off" ), re-connecting with old friends makes perfect sense in that context. Buckley's comment to that same friend that he would see her "on the other side" was almost certainly a reference to the then-current Ozzy single, which was inescapable on rock radio at the time.

His swimming fully dressed in the Wolf River sounds very much like a triumphal, "I am a golden god" rock star move- it would have been a natural act of celebration for an artist as history-minded as Buckley, who often swam there. All the more so given the fact that he was blasting "Whole Lotta Love" on his boombox (an extremely unlikely exit song even for a Zep fanatic, never mind a musical omnivore like Buckley) and jokingly comparing his voice to Cocteau Twins admirer Robert Plant at the time.

Locals have pointed to a number of accidental deaths on the Wolf River, noting that its placid surface hides a vicious undertow. Quite an apt metaphor for this particular drama.

The Buckley Estate responded to the usual post-mortem rumors with this statement: "Jeff Buckley's death was not "mysterious," related to drugs, alcohol, or suicide. We have a police report, a medical examiner's report, and an eye witness to prove that it was an accidental drowning, and that Mr. Buckley was in a good frame of mind prior to the accident."

There are at least seven finished tracks from the final Cocteau Twins album that Simon Raymonde rates as some of their best work. One of these, "Touch Upon Touch", is already in circulation, but Fraser is blocking the release of the rest. Here's hoping she comes around.

† The solo seems to appear 30 minutes into the actual running time of the music when gaps are accounted for. Thirty is an important number in this story, no?

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Labels: Elizabeth Fraser, Jeff Buckley, Las Vegas, Rock and Roll, Synchronicity, The Mysteries, The Siren


andrewbigdoor2:49 PM, September 26, 2014

A flurry of thoughts regarding what I've learned about music/vibration's profound effect upon the human heart/brain. The one that springs to the forefront is the research that was done by scientists that showed our brain's capacity to understand and appreciate music evolved before the speech centers...definite correlation to your thoughts on Fraser's "muse". Fuck, wish I could spend an evening with you discussing music, musicians and high weirdness.Reply


Christopher Loring Knowles10:35 AM, September 27, 2014

That's extremely interesting, Andrew. If you have any specific links to recommend please let me know.

Cascadia Vape12:32 PM, September 28, 2014

This is a related article I think you and Andrew might find interesting:

andrewbigdoor3:09 PM, September 29, 2014

it has been a few years since I learned that, so I couldn't remember if it came from an article, a PBS special or an itunes lecture series on the brain and music. But of course, as Universe likes to do, The Daily Grail has a link to an article on the BBC today where it mentions it:
" But dig a little deeper and the story becomes more interesting. While musical instruments appear to be a relatively recent innovation, music itself is almost certainly significantly older. Research suggests it may have allowed our distant ancestors to communicate before the invention of language, been linked to the establishment of monogamy and helped provide the social glue needed for the emergence of the first large early and pre-human societies."

andrewbigdoor8:47 PM, September 29, 2014

And if you really want to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, read this speech from a few years ago to the incoming freshman class at the Boston Conseravtory:


Lawrence6:31 AM, September 27, 2014

Amazingly interesting post. I had absolutely no idea that Buckley was intimate and seriously so (even if briefly) with Frazer, but then I wouldn't know these kind of things. If I read it here all that time ago, I must have just forgotten it.

It's worth bringing up a couple of additional points. Buckley in a sense died like his father, tragically young. His father's was of course drug related, but it does add in hindsight another kind of warning to the young Jeff. Also there has been a recent pretty good film entitled 'Greetings from Tim Buckley', that welded the lives of Tim and Jeff together. That film is more about Jeff than Tim, and a pivotal event in his life. Penn Badgley who plays Jeff is uncanny, he looks like him and acts just as you would have expected Jeff to.

A further factoid, or rather opinion worth sharing, Jeff B's version of 'Hallelujah' is simply the best I have ever heard.Reply


Christopher Loring Knowles10:38 AM, September 27, 2014

Buckley seemed pulled from his father's drama into another drama entirely, something much older and far more primal. I've been researching this story for a long time- really ever since I first heard Buckley's music and knew instinctively he had some connection to Fraser. I had no idea how much.

I'd also let readers here now we've had a very large and fruitful thread on the FB on this post so if you're a member and haven't checked it out lately, you may want to.

dboy3:36 AM, September 29, 2014

oooh! Chris. I have just been discussing this very thing with alan abadessa green. I believe that when you and another are able to successfully pull off a great love affair, it brings you to the attention of 'the others'. And you become candidates for becoming archetypal exemplars. Which is a fair synopsis of what seems to be the mythical gist of Buckley and Fraser. Exemplarhood is tricky, and that kind of thing always comes with a price. Usually a very significant one. Like a damn Greek Tragedy. And probably inspired by the same archetypal energies.


Laurence12:46 PM, September 27, 2014


I was playing song to the siren knowing something sad in my life was taking place. My mom passed away, in the middle of that song in Sept. 1985. I collected 4AD vinyl with a passion. Cocteau Twins, 12inch singles. Gave it all away to goodwill 3 years ago. The physical weight of memory was more than I could bear / bare...

Christopher, btw google is not playing well with me so if you see some extreme weirdness, I can not tell you what is going on.
be well



Christopher Loring Knowles9:07 PM, September 27, 2014

That's heavy stuff, Lawrence. I know music can do some serious imprinting in times like that. Thanks for sharing.


Rose Weaver7:02 PM, September 27, 2014

This is absolutely THE wyrdest post I've seen here to date. The personal syncs are simply astounding, especially in combination with my latest entry as well as Gordon's. As he rightly notes, it seems as though we were writing our respective entries about the same time. I recall reading yours, then his, not long after posting my own entry, and I posted mine after seeing SO many syncs within my own world that rocked my world, the earthquaking beneath my foundation, not gently (which I have experienced in other countries), but rattling windows and causing cracks to appear. Wyrd stuff leaks in through cracks, you know... and it did.

The actions I had to take were a bit radical to silence the noise in order to rediscover clarity, and now I find myself having to repair the cracks and rebuilding bridges. Hopefully some of those bridges can be rebuilt. If not, eh...

The Universal (mind) is speaking to us. I know it's attempting to say something to me. The problem is that it feels as if it's not simply speaking anymore, it is screeching in a much higher octave range now... urgent in it's desire to be heard.

I feel it and sometimes see it's message, but not sure we're all working together to help raise our senses to decipher it, you know? Scary business, that.Reply

Christopher Loring Knowles9:06 PM, September 27, 2014

Well, what you're describing is part of an ongoing process. As it accelerates the volume increases. What I would recommend- if you aren't doing so alreadt- is document all the information that speaks to you on a personal level and sort it out on a periodic basis. And I'm speaking to everyone here. If you feel like some force is speaking to you, the least we can do is work to translate it. I may be speaking to the choir but the advice is for all readers as well.Reply

omen rama3:29 PM, September 28, 2014

Thank you so much for introducing me to this band. I spent all night listening to 4 calendar café. Even the lighter songs have a sort of dark underlying feel. When she drops into her natural voice - it's absolutely moving.Reply


Christopher Loring Knowles11:35 AM, September 29, 2014

Yeah, that album really disappointed me at first but has since grown on me. It's a snapshot of its time.


Jonny B4:21 PM, September 28, 2014

Hi Chris, I very much enjoyed reading this post. Dunno if you've hear Simon Raymonde's new group called Snowbird, but its eerie how similar to the Cocteau's it is, albeit with more earthbound lyrics, even the artwork is similar.


Christopher Loring Knowles11:36 AM, September 29, 2014

Similar to Twinlights, definitely. Thanks for the link.


jehoverNover7:09 PM, September 28, 2014

Love it when you do music related stuff, Chris. These are some really jarring syncs.

The idea of singers (like Fraser) losing the magic element in their voice is something I find fascinating. Yeah, there's the ordinary/technical explanation, but other explanations are more interesting and possibly more accurate - or at least, give a more complete picture.

Reminds me a little of Axl Rose and how he lost the demon-witch.



Christopher Loring Knowles11:36 AM, September 29, 2014

I didn't hear that one. What's that all about?

jehoverNover7:18 PM, September 29, 2014

Just referring to how his voice changed so much. In GNR fan circles it's referred to as the "rasp" issue. i.e. up until the end of the old lineup in 93', he could sing in that scratchy/raspy/witchy way that he was known for.

When he re-emerged in the early 2000's, his voice had totally changed (and is still the same today). He can't do the raspy thing. His voice is much higher, and there's no "oomph" behind it.

During a tour in 06', there were elements of his old voice that came back a bit, but the power still wasn't there.

I could write pages on this, so I'll stop now. That's the gist though.


omen rama7:14 PM, September 28, 2014

I read the all of your pieces pertaining to Elizabeth Fraser and Tim Buckley. Very interesting stuff. When I heard your siren I immediately thought of Sia. While watching a 4 part interview with Sia, she mentions John Buckley AND how she is sort of channeling something when writing. A bit of an internet sync:)


Christopher Loring Knowles11:37 AM, September 29, 2014

Yeah, Sia's great. I haven't kept up with her recent work but I was really digging her stuff a few years ago. Thanks for the link.


Ali11:01 PM, September 28, 2014

This post is all kinds of interesting awesome. While listening to Persephone, I internet searched for info on Cocteau Twins' lyrics and found some quotes from Liz that seem to support the notion that she wasn't just channeling the *sound* of some eldritch goddess:

"...[the dictionary] is how I got some of the words. And then I got to the stage where, I don't know, something just came in."


"Like, if I'm 17 and I don't even know when I'm hungry, am I tired, have I had any sleep - if you don't even know that, then how can you talk about lyrics that come from such an unconscious place? I always said 'I dont' know', and I didn't."

P.S. I second @Lawrence's opinion--Buckley's version of Hallelujah is absolutely the best.Reply


Christopher Loring Knowles11:38 AM, September 29, 2014

Well, we'll take a deeper look at that in the next post. I think she's being just a tad disingenuous.

Ali12:58 AM, September 30, 2014

Oh I look forward to it! (Rock stars disingenuous? Who ever heard of such a thing???) Keep up the great work.


Red Dirt Reporter10:16 PM, September 30, 2014

Was thinking about Tim and Jeff Buckley late last year.And that Jeff was singing "Whole Lotta Love" before he disappeared into the murky depths.

Anonymous8:54 AM, March 17, 2015

Have you heard Jess and the Ancient OnesJess and the Ancient Ones - Astral Sabbat (OFFICIAL VIDEO): that voice. I've heard it before. A very haunting post.Reply

Eric Wargo10:36 PM, March 29, 2015

Chris, I left a post here yesterday that may have ended up in your spam filter. I wanted to let you know about my latest post on TheNightshirt--the last part responds to your excellent series on the Fraser/Buckley synchronicity.



Christopher Loring Knowles10:40 PM, March 29, 2015

I didn't see anything in the spam folder. Do you have a link?

Eric Wargo10:45 PM, March 29, 2015

It's here:


Raindog9518:53 AM, December 29, 2017

I'm coming late to this information, but EXCELLENT work on uncovering this mystery.
I've been a fan of The Cocteau Twins since the 80's, and they never really stopped being in my thoughts.
This new information has brought them back into my life with even more power.
I haven't fully been won over by your arguements yet, due mainly to the difficulty of finding a reliable source for the lyrics.
However, it's a pretty convincing story. And it feels right in my gut....
Disturbingly, I almost wish a Siren would take some interest in ME. Probably not a good idea, but a very alluring one.
Thanks for these articles. I'm hoping that my last scepticism will be erased when I find an original source for the lyrics. I'll have to buy Garlands again, to check out the lyrics in there, as my last copy was on tape, and disappeared many years ago :-)

James9:20 PM, February 05, 2018

I haven't been able to stop listening to Song to a SirenReply