Thursday, October 31, 2019

Consecration to Mary is a protective force for us

Consecration to Mary is a protective force for us

by Donal Anthony Foley
Consecration to Mary can take many forms, ranging from a personal consecration, to a parish or diocesan one, right up to consecrating a country, or even the whole world, as was the case with Pope Pius XII’s consecration of Oct. 31, 1942.
The most basic level of Marian consecration involves the idea of placing the person, or group or area under the special protection of Our Lady. Such consecrations are important because they oblige the Blessed Virgin to take us “under her wing” and look after our interests, and especially our spiritual interests, with a particular concern. As regards the Fatima message, there has been an emphasis on consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The great Marian saint, St. Louis de Montfort (1673-1716), developed the idea of a “holy slavery” to the Blessed Virgin, an idea that had been promoted by various French spiritual writers, including St. John Eudes. This notion of “slavery” sounds odd to modern ears, but in essence, St. Louis was referring to a state of total consecration of oneself to Jesus through Mary. Such a consecration thus leads ultimately to Jesus, to God. So in this, as in all things, Our Lady leads us to God – which is always the final aim of genuine Marian devotion.
An example of a Marian consecration of a parish in Paris became of great importance for the Church. Following the French Revolution, the parish of Our Lady of Victories in Paris was in a very poor spiritual state. In his distress, the parish priest, Father Charles Desgenettes, prayed earnestly for his parishioners. As he was saying Mass on Dec. 3, 1836, he heard a voice internally telling him to consecrate his parish to the Holy and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
After hearing the request again in the sacristy after Mass, Fr. Desgenettes decided to act. He drew up the statutes for an association in honor of Mary’s Immaculate Heart for the conversion of sinners, and this led to the founding of the famous Confraternity of Our Lady of Victories, an association that was to have a world-wide influence, and ultimately become a global arch-confraternity. The association grew rapidly and it promoted both the idea of intercession through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the principle of Marian consecration.
On a larger scale, in 1931, following the wonderful events at Fatima, the Portuguese bishops consecrated Portugal to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart; and in 1936, they made a vow to organize a national pilgrimage to Fatima, if Portugal was kept out of the Spanish civil war. In May 1938, they returned to Fatima to give thanks and to renew the consecration in the presence of half a million people.
The Portuguese bishops also petitioned the reigning Pope, Pius XI, to consecrate the whole world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary so that it could be saved from war and disaster, just as Portugal had been delivered from the threat of Communism. This consecration, though, was left to his successor, Pope Pius XII.  
In December 1940, as World War II was raging, under obedience Sister Lucia wrote to him, revealing that part of the Fatima secret which concerned the consecration of Russia and the Communions of reparation. She asked the pope to extend the First Saturdays devotion to the whole world, and revealed that Jesus had made it known to her that He intended to shorten the “days of tribulation” that mankind was then undergoing. But this was on condition that the pope “consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, with a special mention for Russia, and order that all the Bishops of the world do the same…”
In this letter, Sister Lucia also said that Our Lord had promised a special protection to Portugal from the ravages of the war, due to the previous episcopal consecrations of the country to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This was a sign of the graces that would have been granted to other nations, had they also been consecrated to her. The fact that Portugal had been able to keep out of the Second World War, despite a real danger of involvement, was a sign for the pope and the bishops of the world of the power of such a Marian consecration, and no doubt contributed to Pius XII’s decision to go ahead with the consecration of the world in 1942.
On Oct. 31, 1942, the pope spoke to the Portuguese people via radio, and invited them to trust in the Blessed Virgin’s maternal protection and pray for an end to the war. Then he pronounced a formula of consecration which included these words: “To you, to your Immaculate Heart… we confide, we consecrate, we deliver, not only Holy Church… but the whole world.”
In this act, Pius XII consecrated the whole world to Mary’s Immaculate Heart, and this consecration was apparently sufficient for God to intervene and shorten the war. Sister Lucia indicated this in a letter to her confessor in May 1943, where she stated that God had promised that the war would soon end on account of the consecration made by the pope.
And, in fact, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill believed that the turning point of the war came shortly after the date of the consecration, a reference to the Second Battle of El Alamein in North Africa, which took place between Oct. 23 and Nov. 4, 1942, and which saw the defeat of Rommel’s forces. Another crucial defeat happened in February 1943 when nearly eight hundred thousand Germans perished in the Battle of Stalingrad, and thousands more were captured. Later, if the D-day landings of June 1944 had not been attended by such calm weather, it is conceivable that the allied invasion of German-occupied Europe could have been delayed, which would have meant at least another year of war.
The lesson of these historical incidents is that we should all make a daily consecration to Our Lady; and likewise, encourage others to do this, as well as work for parish, diocesan and national Marian consecrations.
In short, Marian consecrations have an immense power, which can not only help individuals and parishes to grow closer to the Blessed Virgin and to God, but also influence events in entire countries or even the whole world.
Prayer of Consecration to Mary
My Queen and my Mother, I give myself entirely to you;
and to show my devotion to you, I consecrate to you this day my eyes,
my ears, my mouth, my heart, my whole being without reserve.
Wherefore, good Mother, as I am your own, keep me, guard me,
as your property and possession. Amen.

Trump Tower

Why do I have a sneaky suspicion that the next major event to occur in the USA will be an attack on the Trump Tower? This would represent a direct attack on Donald J Trump and emblematic of 911.

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

St. Raphael, a powerful healer for anyone who is suffering

St. Raphael, a powerful healer for anyone suffering right now


The archangel’s name in Hebrew means “Divine Healer.”

Among the three archangels named in the Bible, St. Raphael is probably the least known. This is likely due to the fact that St. Raphael is only found in the Old Testament (and there only in a book not considered canonical by Jews or Protestant Christians), while Gabriel and Michael feature prominently in the New Testament.
Traditionally, Raphael had a separate feast celebrated on October 24, though recently his feast was combined with those of the other two archangels on September 29.

St. Raphael is a powerful intercessor whom we should not forget, especially during times when we are most in need of healing.
Raphael is found in the Book of Tobit, where he reveals himself as a healer of mind, body and spirit. The first part of the biblical story narrates the life of Tobit, a righteous Jewish man who took upon himself the burial of the dead even when it was forbidden by his Assyrian captors. Tobit became blind after bird droppings fell into his eyes. The blindness lasted for several years and sent Tobit into a deep anguish, creating in him a desire to die.
At the same time there was a woman named Sarah who was tormented by a demon. She married seven times, but each time her bridegroom was killed by the demon on their wedding night, before the marriage could be consummated. She too was deeply depressed and wished for death.
St. Raphael was sent to both. He brought about their healing by accompanying Tobit’s son, Tobias, on a journey to find a special kind of fish liver with healing properties. Raphael was disguised as Tobias’ travel guide, and in this tradition he is often invoked by pilgrims.
On the way back home, Raphael and Tobias stopped at the home of Tobit’s kinsmen — the parents of Sarah. Tobias and Sarah fell in love, and on their wedding night Tobias’ pledge of chaste love, stirred by Raphael’s angelic power, defeated the demon.
Returning home with his bride, Tobias laid the fish liver on Tobit’s eyes and his blindness was healed. At the marriage feast of Tobias and Sarah, the family turned to thank Raphael, who only then revealed himself as an archangel.
The word Raphael in Hebrew can be rendered as, “God heals,” “Divine Healer,” or “Remedy of God.” His angelic mission on earth is to heal, which is very important for those suffering in any way.
Below is a prayer to St. Raphael for any intention you may have, especially for anyone you know who may be hurting right now. In light of recent events, all of us should pray for the healing of our country, and all those suffering in mind, body or spirit.
Glorious Archangel St. Raphael, great prince of the heavenly court, you are illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace. You are a guide of those who journey by land or sea or air, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of sinners. I beg you, assist me in all my needs and in all the sufferings of this life, as once you helped the young Tobias on his travels. Because you are the “medicine of God” I humbly pray you to heal the many infirmities of my soul and the ills that afflict my body. I especially ask of you the favor (here mention your special intention), and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


11 Million Germans Were Murdered After WWII - The REAL Holocaust that jews usurped

11 Million Germans Were Murdered After WWII

by Richard K. Mariani 

The book "Gruesome Harvest: The Allied Attempt to Exterminate Germany after 1945," should be on the mandatory highschool and college reading list for history and sociology.

It is one of the few books that are available in English that address the murder of millions of non-combatant German civilians and German prisoners of war from 1944 to 1950 as a matter of deliberate allied policy not inefficient logistics as it is most often presented in school text books.

It is important because this book was written as it was still happening and includes comments from eye witnesses in the same time period. The book is not politically correct and shocked me because it speaks in a such a predudicial fashion about persons of the black race.

That however in this point makes it useful to sociologist and historians because it correctly reflects widely held opinion at the time within U.S. society.

As to the correct observation that allied policy was to reduce the German population through, murder in multiple forms, slave labor, and starvation, and destroy the fabric of the society through mass rape of the female population, other authors are criticized for saying the same thing but only decades later.

Fact is there is a great effort to keep this information from the public because it shows that the victors of WWII incorporated not only military strategy and tactics but also the NAZI ideology of racial hatred and a policy of extermination and discrimination for one people.

Four million persons perished because of the ethnic cleansing carried out by Russians, Poles, Czechs, and Serbs according to the former German Prime Minister Konrad Adenauer,

Five million Germans starved to death in occupied Germany according to estimates by the Canadian James Bacque, and 2 million German Soldiers died in allied captivity often while performing slave labor in Auschwitz like - and worse - conditions.

General Eisenhower prohibited the German Public from sharing their own meagre rations with detained German soldiers on pain of death. Hence from 1944 until 1948 a U.S. and Russian Holocaust for the Germans was on going.

For more information on this topic see books by the following authors:

  • A similarly important historical document is the book titled (Alliierte Kriegsverbrechen) which translates to "Allied War Crimes".

It is a collection of historical information of eyewitness experiences of hundreds of Allied war crimes. This information was written down in 1946 by German Soldiers held prisoner in Camp 91 in Darmstadt by U.S. forces.

Lawyers for the defense hoped to bring some of this information as evidence and perhaps for mitigation to the Nüremberg Tribunal but the it was not permitted. In fact the Commander of Camp 91 attempted to collect and destroy all copies of this book.

That is why it is important that as many people read the aforementioned books as possible. They need to be translated into English and widely read so that the fairy tale of WWII as the last "Good War" can finally be put to rest. 


Sunday, October 27, 2019

Of Our Own Design

Of Our Own Design

we are the product of our own design
placards are everywhere but we are a uniquely lit sign
solely scripting our many possibilities
agonizing when having to choose over the unending probabilities

frustrated by another person’s point of view
troubled by our birth’s avenue
uneasy if we fail to become part of the popular clan
bewildered when evicted by another’s attention span

fearful of being abandoned and left alone
with life ending with one name on the graveyard headstone
failing to find one’s love in this quickened life
destined to be absent of a husband or loving wife

we are each a sign of God’s prophetic doing
christened for a destiny of our own magical choosing
awaiting our decision to plant the post in the ground        
for our spirit to make a supernatural sound

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

Your Eternity

Your Eternity

we are the communion host of heaven or hell
preordained destinations when tolls the final bell
the belfry reverberates at the appointed hour
then death summons us with an overwhelming power

we become confused by our newest predicament
yet fear commands us to be vigilant
empty of matter and full of unending questions
in the corners demons and archangels offer suggestions

did you prepare well for the final hour
was the root and stem empty of the everlasting flower
did you underestimate the necessity to pray
your eternity rested on that final moment and day

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Crossroads

The Crossroads

Between “The Crossroads” of highways number 1 and 8
The Sunflower River lazily flowed in a somber state
In the distance was nestled the grandeur of Dockery Plantation
Ruleville and Cleveland to become the famed point of eternal damnation 

This was Mississippi's burning original past
The Blues guitar proved more macabre than the banjo's energized Bluegrass
Crafted Mephistophelian melodies erupted through a maniacal intellect
The Devil's past fame had christened him the Fallen Angel's architect

Picking cotton had proven to be a mundane daily chore
The Devil had taught Robert Johnson how to play a supernatural score
The sorcerer tuned Johnson's guitar with the chords of a miraculous hell
When one's convinced of fame and fortune the soul is easy to sell

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

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Friday, October 25, 2019

The Bough of Blasphemy

The Bough of Blasphemy

The bough of blasphemy
Is rooted in the naivety of apostasy

No matter the size of a tree’s canopy
The fruit is bound by chastity

Akin to a timber forsaken by the grandeur of the wilderness
Eerily wrapped by weeds of an impious bitterness

Malnutrition stifles its ascent and growth
So too abandoned by the creatures of Mother Earth

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

The date of 12/21/2019 may be a monumental date. It is also the day of the December Solstice. Be aware of this date.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Massacre at Deir Yassin - The jew exposed as a demon

Testimonies From the Censored Deir Yassin Massacre: 'They Piled Bodies and Burned Them'

A young fellow tied to a tree and set on fire. A woman and an old man shot in back. Girls lined up against a wall and shot with a submachine gun. The testimonies collected by filmmaker Neta Shoshani about the massacre in Deir Yassin are difficult to process even 70 years after the fact

For two years now a document that makes for difficult reading has been lying in the archives of the association to commemorate the heritage of Lehi – the Fighters for the Freedom of Israel pre-state underground militia. It was written by a member of the underground about 70 years ago. Reading it could reopen a bleeding wound from the days of the War of Independence that to this day stirs a great deal of emotion in Israeli society.

“Last Friday together with Etzel” – the acronym for the National Military Organization, also known as the Irgun, another pre-state underground militia, led by Menachem Begin – “our movement carried out a tremendous operation to occupy the Arab village on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv road – Deir Yassin. I participated in this operation in the most active way,” wrote Yehuda Feder, whose nom de guerre in Lehi (also known as the Stern Gang) was “Giora.”

Further along in the letter, he describes in detail his part in the massacre that took place there. “This was the first time in my life that at my hands and before my eyes Arabs fell. In the village I killed an armed Arab man and two Arab girls of 16 or 17 who were helping the Arab who was shooting. I stood them against a wall and blasted them with two rounds from the Tommy gun,” he wrote, describing how he carried out the execution of the girls with a submachine gun.

Along with that, he tells about looting in the village with his buddies after it was occupied. “We confiscated a lot of money and silver and gold jewelry fell into our hands,” he wrote. He concludes the letter with the words: “This was a really tremendous operation and it is with reason that the left is vilifying us again.”Pictures of the occupation of Deir Yassin. Most researchers state that 110 inhabitants of the village were killed there. IDF archive / Defense Ministry

This letter is one of the historical documents revealed in a new documentary film entitled “Born in Deir Yassin” by director Neta Shoshani, who devoted the past several years to comprehensive historical research on the Deir Yassin massacre, one of the constitutive incidents of the War of Independence, which has remained a blot on Israel to this day.

In advance of the premiere screening of the film at the Jerusalem Film Festival, Shoshani showed Haaretz the testimonies she has gathered about the incident, the result of extensive digging in archives along with in-depth interviews with the last living participants in the action. Some of them broke a silence of decades when they spoke to her, often for the first time in front of a camera.

The assault on the village of Deir Yassin began on the morning of April 9, 1948, as part of Operation Nachshon to break through the blockaded road to Jerusalem, with the participation of about 130 Lehi and Irgun fighters who received aid from the Haganah – the pre-independence army. The fighters encountered stiff resistance and sniper fire and advanced slowly through the village lanes while throwing grenades and blowing up houses.
Orphaned children whose parents had been killed at Deir Yassin. IDF archive / Still from the film 'Born in Deir Yassin'Orphaned children whose parents had been killed at Deir Yassin. IDF archive / Still from the film 'Born in Deir Yassin'

Four of the fighters were killed and dozens were wounded. The number of Arab inhabitants who were killed there and the circumstances of their deaths has been disputed for many years, but most researchers state that 110 inhabitants of the village, among them women, children and elderly people, were killed there.

“They ran like cats,” related the commander of the operation, Yehoshua Zettler, the Jerusalem commander of Lehi, as he described the Arabs fleeing from their homes. Shoshani interviewed him in 2009, a few weeks before his death. Zettler denied that his people carried out a massacre in the village but he spared no words to describe the way its inhabitants were killed. “I won’t tell you that we were there with kid gloves on. House after house ... we’re putting in explosives and they are running away. An explosion and move on, an explosion and move on and within a few hours, half the village isn’t there any more,” he said.

Zettler also provided a harsh account of the burning of the bodies of those who were killed, after the village was occupied. “Our guys made a number of mistakes there that made me angry. Why did they do that?” he said. “They took dead people, piled them up and burned them. There began to be a stink. This is not so simple.”

Another harsh account was provided by Prof. Mordechai Gichon, a lieutenant colonel in the Israel Defense Forces reserves, who was a Haganah intelligence officer sent to Deir Yassin when the battle ended. “To me it looked a bit like a pogrom,” said Gichon, who died about a year ago. “If you’re occupying an army position – it’s not a pogrom, even if a hundred people are killed. But if you are coming into a civilian locale and dead people are scattered around in it – then it looks like a pogrom. When the Cossacks burst into Jewish neighborhoods, then that should have looked something like this.”

According to Gichon, “There was a feeling of considerable slaughter and it was hard for me to explain it to myself as having been done in self-defense. My impression was more of a massacre than anything else. If it is a matter of killing innocent civilians, then it can be called a massacre.”

Yair Tsaban, a former Meretz MK and government minister, related in his interview with Shoshani that after the massacre, in which he did not participate, he was sent with fellow members of the Youth Brigades to bury the corpses of the dead. “The rationale was that the Red Cross was liable to show up at any moment and it was necessary to blur the traces [of the killings] because publication of pictures and testimonies about what had happened in the village would be very damaging to the image of our War of Independence,” he said.'They ran like cats,' related the commander of the operation, Yehoshua Zettler, the Jerusalem commander of Lehi, as he described the Arabs fleeing from their homes in Deir Yassin. IDF archive / Defense Ministry

“I saw a fair number of corpses,” he added. “I don’t remember encountering the corpse of a fighting man. Not at all. I remember mostly women and old men.” Tsaban testified that he saw inhabitants shot in the back and dismissed the claims of some of participants in the action that the locals had been hit in exchanges of fire. “An old man and a woman, sitting in the corner of a room with their faces to the wall, and they are shot in the back,” he recalled. “That cannot have been in the heat of battle. No way.”

The massacre at Deir Yassin had many repercussions. The Jewish Agency, the chief rabbis and the heads of the Haganah condemned it. The left used it to denounce the right. Abroad, it was compared to the crimes of the Nazis. Additionally, as historian Benny Morris notes in his book “Righteous Victims,” “Deir Yassin had a profound demographic and political effect: It was followed by mass flight of Arabs from their locales.”

Shoshani first became interested in the Deir Yassin story about a decade ago, while working on her final project at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, which focused on visual documentation of the Kfar Shaul state psychiatric hospital, which in turn was built on the lands of Deir Yassin after the war. Following her documentation of the place as it is today, with its buildings that had served the village’s inhabitants in the past and today are part of the hospital, she also wanted to find historical pictures of the massacre that took place there 70 years ago.A street in Deir Yassin, today and in 1948. 'Within a few hours, half the village wasn’t there any more,' Zettler wrote of the day. Itai Raziel (today), Zionist Archive (1948) / Still from the film 'Born in Deir Yassin'

To her surprise, she found that the task was not at all simple. “On the internet are pictures of corpses that are captioned as having been photographed at Deir Yassin, but they are from Sabra and Chatila,” she says, referring to the 1982 massacre by Christian militiamen of hundreds of residents of the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. “In the IDF Archive they released to me for publication pictures of the fighters from Deir Yassin themselves,” she continued and displayed a series of photos showing armed Irgun and Lehi members, but no trace of the Arabs who were killed.

At the Haganah Archive, where Shoshani continued her search – “like an naive child,” as she said – another surprise awaited her. “An older man came up to me, very hush-hush, took me to a side room and told me that he had taken pictures immediately after the massacre,” she said.

The man was Shraga Peled, 91, who at the time of the massacre was in the Haganah Information Service. He told Shoshani that after the battle he was sent to the village with a camera to document what he saw there. “When I got to Deir Yassin, the first thing I saw was a big tree to which a young Arab fellow was tied. And this tree was burnt in a fire. They had tied him to it and burned him. I photographed that,” he related. He also claims he photographed from afar what looked like a few dozen other corpses collected in a quarry adjacent to the village. He handed the film over to his superiors, he says, and since then he has not seen the photos.'When the Cossacks burst into Jewish neighborhoods, then that should have looked something like this,' wrote Lt. Col. Mordechai Gichon of Deir Yassin. IDF archive / Defense Ministry

Possibly this is because the photos are part of the visual material that is hidden to this day in the Archive of the IDF and the Defense Ministry, of which the state is prohibiting publication even 70 years after the fact. Shoshani petitioned the High Court of Justice about this a decade ago as part of her final project at Bezalel. Haaretz joined her in the petition.

The state explained that publication of the pictures was liable to damage the state’s foreign relations and the “respect for the dead.” In 2010, after viewing the pictures, the Supreme Court justices rejected the petition, leaving the material far from the public eye. In the meantime Shoshani managed to get hold of some other photos connected to the massacre, among them a series of pictures documenting orphaned children whose parents had been killed at Deir Yassin.

The Deir Yassin massacre continues to upset everyone who deals with it, even at a distance of 70 years. Not everyone agrees with the characterization “massacre.” Historian Dr. Uri Milstein, who studies Israel’s wars, does a lot to propagate the thesis that there wasn’t any massacre in the village. In many articles he has written, he claims that this is “a mendacious myth” and “a blood libel” and that the Arab dead were killed in “a battle in a built-up area.”
Orphaned children whose parents had been killed at Deir Yassin. Still from the film 'Born in Deir Yassin'Orphaned children whose parents had been killed at Deir Yassin. Still from the film 'Born in Deir Yassin'

“I don’t think that anyone there had the intention of coming there and killing children,” says Shoshani in summing up the materials she has gathered about the incident. However, she says, “This was not a battle against fighters but rather the sudden occupation of a village, in confrontation with inhabitants who defended their homes with meager means. There were also cases, apparently isolated, of mowing down inhabitants, ‘executions,’ after the fighting was over, for the purpose of deterrence and out of fear.”

The Deir Yassin massacre was the first of a number of incidents in which Jewish fighters were involved in killing civilians in the War of Independence and after it was over. Another infamous incident was the one at Kafr Qasem in 1956, on the day the fighting in the Sinai Campaign began. Forty-eight Israeli Arab citizens were killed by Border Police gunfire. As in the case of Deir Yassin, the state is still censoring the archival materials from Kafr Qasem.

Ofer Aderet
Haaretz Correspondent

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Silver Cord - Revisited

The Silver Cord

Babies are born into this world with an umbilical cord connecting them to the life-giving source of their mother which is disconnected after birth. People die and enter the spirit world with an "umbilical-like" cord connecting their spirit body to the life-giving source of their physical body which is disconnected after death. Many near-death and out-of-body experiencers have described seeing this "umbilical-like" cord connecting their spirit body to their physical body. Many religious traditions also describe this spirit-body connecting cord which is commonly known as the "silver cord." Just as the baby's umbilical cord must be severed for the baby to experience life, the silver cord must be severed for the spirit body to experience spiritual life. It is believed that the near-death experience does not involve the silver cord becoming severed; otherwise, the near-death experience would then become irreversible bodily death.


 The silver cord has been described as being smooth, very long, very bright, like an elastic cable made of light, about an inch wide, sparkling like a tinsel on a Christmas tree, and attached to one of several possible locations on the physical body. During the dying process, as the spirit body leaves the physical body and moves farther away it, the silver cord becomes thinner as it is stretched to its limit and becomes severed. When this occurs, the spirit body is released from being attached to the physical body. At this point, it becomes impossible for the spirit body to ever return to the physical body. For this reason, we can define "irreversible death" as that point when the silver cord becomes stretched to its limit and severed. This is the so-called "point of no return." This boundary point may also be accompanied by the appearance of a particular landmark representing a boundary such as a river, a wall, a fence, or a canyon. Once this barrier is crossed, the near-death experience becomes an irreversible death experience.

Many experiencers have felt the pull of the silver cord when it is stretched near its limit. They often describe the experience as being instantly retracted to their physical body - like stretching a rubber band to near its limit and then releasing one end of it.

This silver cord is our spirit body's "lifeline" to our physical body in the same way that our umbilical cord is our "lifeline" to our mother's body during the birth process.

During the death process, should the physical body be subjected to a violent death, such as in a severe car accident, the silver cord is severed before the impact preventing the pain that is experienced by the physical body from being felt by the spirit body.

The existence of the silver cord is even mentioned in the Bible:

"Remember him - before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, or the wheel broken at the well, and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it." (Ecclesiastes 12:6-7)

The religious significance of the silver cord

From the notes of the Episcopal Daily Lectionaries Online website, comes this translation:

"The golden bowl suspended by the silver cord was a symbol of life; the snapping of the cord and the breaking of the bowl, a symbol of death. The pitcher ... the broken pulley: another pair of metaphors for life and its ending."

From the editorial pages of the Christadelphian Tidings website, comes this translation of the silver cord and golden bowl:

"Verse 6 appears to use two metaphors to speak of death. The first is of a silver chord and a golden bowl most likely the bowl was used as an oil light, suspended by a chord. Dying is compared to the breaking of this chord and the crashing of the bowl down to the ground, whereupon it shatters and its light is extinguished. Second, death is compared to a pitcher used to draw water at a well. Death is like the breaking of this pitcher and the pulley which was used to let it down. No more water can be drawn; death has conquered.

"It is interesting that both of these images, the symbols of water and light, are used elsewhere in the scriptures as metaphors for life. The consequence of this termination of life is the decaying process by which the dust returns to the earth. The spirit, in a reversal of Genesis 2, "returns unto God who gave it." This is what death is all about: the shattering of all man's hope, and the cessation of everything that he was and stood for."

The following are insights concerning the silver cord from NDErs profiled on this website.

Edgar Cayce's encounter with the Angel of Death: While preparing to undergo one of his otherworldly journeys, Edgar Cayce had lost consciousness and had a dream. Usually, he would travel through a tunnel toward the light. But in this instance, he met the Angel of Death and learned about the silver cord. The following is his experience described in his own words:

"As I went out, I realized that I had contacted Death, as a personality, as an individual or as a being. Realizing this, I remarked to Death:

"You are not as ordinarily pictured - with a black mask or hood, or as a skeleton, or like Father Time with the sickle. Instead, you are fair, rose-cheeked, robust - and you have a pair of shears or scissors."

In fact, I had to look twice at the feet or limbs, or even at the body to see it take shape.

The Angel of Death replied:

"Yes, Death is not what many seem to think. It's not the horrible thing which is often pictured. Just a change - just a visit. The shears or scissors are indeed the implements most representative of life and death to man. These indeed unite by dividing - and divide by uniting. The cord does not, as usually thought, extend from the center - but is broken from the head, the forehead - that soft portion we see pulsate in the infant.

"Hence we see old people, unbeknown to themselves, gain strength from youth by kissing there; and youth gains wisdom by such kisses.

"Indeed the vibrations may be raised to such an extent as to rekindle or reconnect the cord, even as the Master did with the son of the widow of Nain. For he did not take him by the hand (which was bound to the body as was the custom of the day), but rather stroked him on the head - and the body took life of Life itself! So, you see, the silver cord may be broken - but the vibration ...'" (Edgar Cayce)

The connection between the chakras, the silver cord, and the afterlife realms

There is a correlation between the following:

The location of the spiritual centers within the body

The location on the body where people leave and/or return to their body during an NDE or OBE

The location on the body where the silver cord is connected

The location of a particular afterlife realm

NDE research reveals how the endocrine glands of the human body have corresponding spiritual centers within the body which are astrologically connected to a particular afterlife realm by means of the silver cord. This endocrine gland/silver cord system is our physical, mental and spiritual connection with afterlife realms.


According to Edgar Cayce, Eastern mysticism, and NDE studies, the human body is a receiver of cosmic energy (like a radio) for which we are able to connect with spiritual realms in the afterlife. This "receiver" aspect of the human body is made up of a system of endocrine glands within our body (see chart on the left) which are points of contact to an associated system of spiritual energy centers (called "chakras" in the East) which are collectively called the "subtle" or "astral body" (or simply the "soul"). The soul body is the "vehicle" by which people have near-death experiences, out-of-body experiences, and lucid dreams for example. Near-death experiencers such as Cayce and Mellen-Thomas Benedict have described how our solar system is actually a physical representation of our higher spirit body. This revelation explains how planetary-astrological forces can influence us here on earth.

The soul body is also the energetic form of the physical body. The spiritual centers of the soul body are points of contact where the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the body come together. Each spiritual center associated with an endocrine gland is also a point of contact to a particular invisible afterlife realm represented physically by one of the planets of our solar system (see the chart below). Cayce identified a particular afterlife realm by giving it the same name as its corresponding planets in our solar system. For example, the planet Jupiter is the 5th planet from the sun and is the physical manifestation of an invisible afterlife realm that is 7th in the afterlife hierarchy. The pituitary gland - the "master" gland of the body - is associated with the "third eye" chakra in Eastern religions and is the point of contact connecting our physical body to 7th afterlife realm represented physically by the planet Jupiter.

Each spiritual energy center corresponds to one of the seven notes on a musical scale: C, D, E, F, G, A, B. Each spiritual center also corresponds to a color on the light spectrum of which there are seven: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet (or white). The positive and negative "vibes" a person is outwardly exposed to in life can influence the inward functioning of the endocrine glands and their corresponding spiritual center. The dominant vibration - positive or negative - within a person's body reflects which spiritual center is dominant within a person's life. It is the dominant vibration of a person's life - body and spirit - which determines the level of the corresponding afterlife realm they have attained. Certain yoga meditation techniques (such as chanting mantras) have been used in the East to raise the quality of the spiritual energy vibration to help heal the mind, body and spirit.

"Birth in the physical is death in the spiritual. Death in the physical is the birth in the spiritual." - Edgar Cayce


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Akashic Scrolls

Akashic Scrolls

We have participated in the entirety of creation
Emanating via a recurring reincarnation
Articulated by intelligent design
A singular thread destined to become spiritual twine

Death has sealed away our past
Just as sails are empty of wind upon the mast
The soul’s vessel is fuelled by decomposing flesh
Bound together by an ethereal mesh

Our language is that of arithmetical symbols
Magical shapes crafted by the Sculptor’s fingers
Our earthly exploits are existential equations
Algorithms formulated for a preordained causation

Water destined to be transformed to fire
Droplets of ignorance preparing for the resurrection pyre
Wounded beings tenanted by haunted souls
Awaiting the enlightenment of the Akashic scrolls

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

Monday, October 14, 2019

Hong Kong’s fate will be like King Kong

Hong Kong’s fate will be like King Kong

No matter the unquenchable will of a singular person or a nation, that will always succumbs to a greater authority. History has proven that over and over again. Protests in Hong Kong will not induce other nations to intervene, or come to the rescue of the small Asian democracy. Hong Kong is a pawn of the greater nation building strategy of China. 

China’s goal is to become the undisputed technocracy of the 21st century. China seeks complete economic independence, global respectability and international influence. China perceives Hong Kong to be a relic of an old capitalist system. An obsolete mindset which competes with the greater vision of China.

The world watches as Hong Kong holds vigil to its own death, just as King Kong stood alone atop the Empire State Building awaiting his own demise. As movie enthusiasts, we all experienced the pain and tragic end of the mighty beast, yet we knew his destruction was inevitable. The primitive mind of the mighty ape fell to the dominance of the urban jungle.

Just as King Kong, Hong Kong will succumb to the greater authority of the Peoples Republic of China. It’s not fate, it’s not fiction, it’s fact. 

When China’s patience runs out an army will not invade Hong Kong. Xi Jinping will do the Hong Kongese what the jews and the British did to Chinese people during the Opium Wars - break their spirit. It is Darwinism at its finest. China will break the back of the very economy it once tried to emulate. The Hong Kongese simply do not realize they are expendable.

Humanity's future will be no different than the Hong Kongese. 

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Red Poppy

The Red Poppy

the red poppy reminds us to remember
pinned to a layer of clothing atop our chest
alerting others that we are paying homage to our fallen heroes 
strangers who died far away on many an angry day

we don't know why, nor do we care
the perfect storm washed away all the reasons, the blood and guts
bullets and carnage were all that remained
accompanied by an upturned and ruptured earth

today we learn of their valour and victory 
recanted by the strain of a quivering bagpipe
a bugler who is void of wind
a snare drum whose skin is empty of heartbeats

far away red poppies adorn crucifixes placed row on row
pure white stones marked by a flower in red
wind and rain have carved away the names
but an imposing cenotaph maintains an endless watch

what remains buried below the earth is unknown
a missing head, belly, arm, leg, for what does it matter
their graves are of the same depth and width
maggots favour a snack when dinner is not served

medals adorn those who are still among the living
yet their minds are filled with an inexplicable sorrow
their bodies weathered by time and ravaged by fear
but the red poppy they continue to hold dear

Thank you,
Joseph Pede