Lions of longitude
“All knowledge in the world is connected. It is all from one great source. There is nothing that the ancient Egyptians knew that we do not know.” Credo Mutwa
I never got round to writing Part III of the Master of the Sea series. It was there in mind, but my attention got caught by a crosswind & we sailed down a different stream.
I can’t say that this post is ‘it’, but what follows was seeded there …
& is gleaned now.
(Sir) Peter Blake was a yachtsman most extraordinary – rounding the world, sailing the seventy seas & hauling the America’s Cup off to this corner of the Underworld.
Sadly perhaps, the reason I paid attention to him, was because of where he died – shot by pirates, while perched directly upon the equator (& in the mouth of the Amazon River), aboard his ship, Seamaster.
I didn’t take in the location of Macapá, Brazil at the time – but then again I didn’t question or write back then, so it would have made no difference.
Well you can die anywhere – but it does takes a bit of doing to get the aim so errrr … precise.
“The city lies exactly on the Equator, at 0° N, and hosts a monument to this, known as Marco Zero (“Zero Mark”).
Macapá’s nickname is: “A Capital do Meio do Mundo” or “The Capital of the Middle of the World“
… quite fantastical then that a Master of the Seas should sail to the Middle of the World from Middle Earth (formerly known as NZ).
A master & commander of the sea done to death upon the equator may be a lot more omen-ous than you would think … for the Equator equates to great superstition among sailing folk.
“The ceremony of Crossing the Line is an initiation rite in the Royal Navy, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and other navies that commemorates a sailor’s first crossing of the Equator … Sailors who have already crossed the Equator are … often referred to as Sons of Neptune“
“In the 19th century and earlier, the line-crossing ceremony was quite a brutal event, often involving beating … and sometimes throwing the victims over the side of the ship, dragging … in the surf … In more than one instance, sailors were reported to have been killed.”
“Know ye, that ……………….. on the ….. day of ….. , aboard ………….. appeared at the equator at Latitude …..° , Longitude …..° entering into Our Royal Domain, and having been inspected and found worthy by My Royal Staff and was initiated into the Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep. (Signed) Davey Jones — His Royal Scribe, Neptunus Rex — Ruler of the Raging Main.”
(certificate issued on a United States Navy ship during the 1960s) wiki
So let’s take a look at the equator.
“In what might seem to be a contradictory pair of facts, the parts of the Earth that lie on the equator mark both the area with the world’s greatest concentration of natural biodiversity and also human poverty”
“Almost half the world’s rainforests are concentrated on the equator in just three countries … Brazil, Congo and Indonesia.”
“Biodiversity tends to increase as one approaches the equator.“
“Why species originate more readily near the equator is far from being entirely clear“
“We found that there was double the molecular change in the tropical species,”
“Evolution Occurs Faster at the Equator“
“A census of all the plants and animals around the world would reveal that species richness is uneven: it is highest in the tropics, the regions of Earth near the equator, and lower the closer one goes toward the planet’s poles.”
“The Sun traverses directly over the equator twice each year, on the spring and vernal equinoxes…. Locations along the equator experience the fastest rates of sunrise and sunset on the planet“
“In the equatorial forests the aspect is the same or nearly so every day in the year: budding, flowering, fruiting, and leaf-shedding are always going on in one species or other. It is never either spring, summer, or autumn, but each day is a combination of all three. With the day and night always of equal length, the atmospheric disturbances of each day neutralising themselves before each succeeding morn: with the sun in its course proceeding midway across the sky, and the daily temperature almost the same throughout the year–how grand in its perfect equilibrium and simplicity is the march of Nature under the equator!“
What we can see is that the earth has a wondrous belt about her swollen belly.
“belt (n.) O.E. belt … from L. balteus “girdle, sword belt”.”
“girdle (n.) O.E. gyrdel “belt, sash, cord about the waist,” … related to O.E. gyrdan “to gird” (see gird)”
Ok so let’s see gird.
“gird (v.) O.E. gyrdan “put a belt or girdle around; encircle, surround; invest with attributes“.”
So now we ask;
“Is’t possible that a belt-slash-girdle could bestow attributes-slash-power?“
“In literature, girdles are often portrayed as magical, giving power and strength if worn by men, and protection if worn by women. Several scriptures in the Bible make use of the girdle as a symbol for readiness and preparation. Ishtar, a Babylonian Goddess, wore a fertility girdle, which, when it was removed, rendered the Universe barren. Hercules wrestled with the Amazon queen for her girdle in his Greek myth. Aphrodite, or Venus in Roman mythology, also wore girdles associated with lechery in later poetry.
Odysseus wears a girdle which allows him to swim for three days straight, and a girdle worn by Thor doubles his strength.
Later on, for women, the girdle became a sign of virginity, and was often considered to have magical properties. Monsters and all types of evil are recorded as being subdued by girdles in literature, a famous one being the dragon slain by Saint George. Marriage ceremonies continued this tradition of girdles symbolizing virginity by having the husband take the wife’s girdle, and prostitutes were forbidden to wear them by law in historic France. Often in literature, women are portrayed as safe from sexual or other attack when wearing a girdle, but suddenly vulnerable if it is missing or stolen.” (wiki)
Now a belt is no flipping good …
without a meeting of binds
thus it would seam …
… that a closed circuit must be created,
… for the power to flow.
So let’s go back to the real world – where might we find the clasp in the girdle of the earth?
“A great river flows under the African continent, a river that is said to lead both into the future as well as the past.” Credo Mutwa
In the Mystery of the White Lions, author Linda Tucker makes an excellent case for a seam in our world – this seam, which she equates to the Nilotic Meridian, zips through the continent of Africa around the at 31 degrees east longitudinal mark. (The following text (in brown) all comes from the Mystery of the White Lions).
A joinery through powerful in-sites
“One of the interesting factors about the Nilotic Meridian is that is defines the centre of the earth’s landmass … the geographical epicentre … it seemed to me that not only did [it] hold the continent of Africa together, but it represented a seam holding the earth’s landmasses together.“
For me the most amazing threads that Linda Tucker t(r)acked together were the broken
lines lions of Africa …
… when man & beast got a- frayed of each other.
“Both the Egyptian & African traditions converge on one conclusion: the Nilotic Meridian is sacred beyond comparison because it represents the beginning of time when lion gods walked among men.”
If you follow the Nilotic Meridian in a southerly direction you will eventually reach Timbavati in South Africa – the birthing place of one of the most amazing creatures on earth – the white lions.
If you wish you can stop your journey here & turn to science – they will tell you that the white lions are simply a genetic mutation & it’s quite all right to hunt them to extinction ….
“… economic demand produces all sorts of interesting abundance. Who would ever imagine that someone would invest the serious money needed to produce a breeding population of white lions.” (from a hunting site).
… or perhaps you might like to marvel at the extraordinary ahem … coincidence of how blue or green-eyed, white-coated lions miraculously appeared upon the very same meridian that has for centuries, housed an un-maned lion.
Eyes open please. Would the ancients really have carved such a wee head on such a grand body?
Or was the Sphinx a tardy interloper?
“First appearing at Timbavati, on the Nilotic Meridian – also known by the ancient Egyptian Priests as Zep Tepi – Line of First Time, these sacred animals were originally hunted out of their natural existence“
“Are we saying there is some kind of “power line” linking Timbavati to Giza?”
“Yes ma’am, yes“
(from conversation between Linda Tucker & Zulu shaman, Credo Mutwa
If you followed my Mil-Lion series then you will recall, or you may already know, the mathematical equation I’m about to symbolically make up.
lion = sun = gold
“I knew from world mythology, that gold is equated with lions – just as lions are identified with gold, the so-called ‘lion of metals‘.”
“For some reason gold-smelting sites seem to cluster around the Nilotic Meridian“
“Gold is an “entity“, he explained
“... gold’s natural existence in the bowels of our planet is essential to life on earth. Most specifically, it controls the existence & flow & purification of fresh water … (rather than gravity as we understand it) … gold is not simply a physical metal but a spiritual metal with a profound metaphysical purpose.“
“By mining gold … human beings are enslaved to forces of which they are not even aware.”
“At the level of highest priesthood, ‘gold’ & sacred knowledge are one & the same (the one being the spiritual form of the other) … “
I loved the Mystery of the White Lions, I didn’t feel the need to agree with the hypothesis that the book ends with, but by god I admire this woman & I honour her path into lion shamanism. She is doing what only the sanest of people do – integrating the ‘real’ world into the deepest knowledge of nature & using that to protect her beloved lions.
“The real art of shamanism is the respectful exchange between two species”
So what are we doing here today you ask?
Well we’re going to look at something else that lies upon this ‘seam’ in the world … & wonder.
However a few bonus points before we move onward & up.
Just above South Africa, the Nilotic Meridian runs through Zimbabwe (formerly known as Rhodesia – “Rhodes = Roses’ for would-be-rose-knowers).
The name Zimbabwe is very telling;
“According to Mutwa … the hidden meaning of the word revolves around the core word: Zim meaning ‘gold’ and Zimba meaning lion …
… Even today Zimba means ‘lion’ in African languages …“
Another point of interest to those of the errr …. more creative mind is the following word-view of the Nilotic Meridian;
“You told me that the present course of the Nile is man-made, not nature-made?”
“That is what is said ma’am“
“The legendary underground river … which Mutwa says ‘holds the continent of Africa together‘, is associated with water energy, with a subterranean vein of gold, as well as with a mystifying notion of a shower of stars beneath the earth’s crust approximating the ‘spinal fluid’ of the Milky Way … was the Nile redirected into an earth-star alignment so as to cover an even greater subterranean current …?”
So now it comes time to head north.
If we follow the line/lion of the Nile northward, we cross sea & land until we come to an abrupt & once-explosive, halt …
… for lioning very close to this route, lies the site of the once-worst nuclear ‘accident’ in history -
26 April, 1986
“On April 26, 1986, the operating crew planned to test whether the Reactor No. 4 turbines could produce enough energy to keep the coolant pumps running until the emergency diesel generator was activated in case of an external power loss. During the test, power surged unexpectedly, causing an explosion and driving temperatures in the reactor to more than 2,000 degrees Celsius—melting the fuel rods, igniting the reactor’s graphite covering, and releasing a cloud of radiation into the atmosphere. The precise causes of the accident are still uncertain …“
A northerly extending of the seam of Africa
Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
Coordinates: 51°23′22.39″N 30°05′56.93″E
Great Sphinx of Giza
Coordinates: 29°58′31″N 31°08′16″E
Timbavati Game Reserve
Location: Limpopo South Africa
Coordinates: 23°15′00″S 31°22′00″E
Note the harmonising latitudinal coordinates of Chernobyl & Timbavati – 51°23 / 23°15
… Meanwhile back at the Oz-ka Ranch (one month & one day earlier) …
“March 25, 1986 – The 58th Academy Awards are held in Los Angeles, California, with Out of Africa winning Best Picture” but wait there’s more … “The film won seven Academy Awards.”
This movie closes with these
lions lines no lions ummm … oh bugger it – “The Maasai have reported … that many times, at sunrise and sunset, they have seen lions on Finch-Hatton’s grave” in the Hills” – the Finch with the hat on being played by none other than the liver-eating Redford.
So we wonder – “on 26th April 1986, was a line/lion out of Africa switched on or off at Chernobyl?”
Was there a reason for a nuclear power plant to be so closely a-lioned to the Nilotic Meridian?
Was there a reason that THAT particular power plant burst out of life?
There’s good reason to wonder I think.
Let’s return to the white lions of Timbavati – they have a strangely strange history – their story has been passed down word for word through generations upon generation;
“The name Timbavati really is Timba-vaati”. Timba: “to come down (like a bird)”, vaati: “to the ground”… The place where something came down … An elder told her that a strange light was coming out of the skies. A star was falling to the earth. A very great star … came down with incredible slowness … there was a great halo of bluish light where the thing had come down … For a long time they stood there, squinting into the glare of the strange star lying on the ground.”
The story continues with Queen Numbi, queen of the empire disappearing with the ‘star’ when it leaves.
“Then it was observed, many years after Numbi’s disappearance … all animals that stayed within that area where the mysterious object had settled … were giving birth to snow-white offspring.
It is said that at one time people saw many white leopards at Timbavati. The people saw herds of antelope, impala, eland which were snow-white with blue eyes … some impala & elands had strange malformations involving their hooves & horns. And a pride of lions also moved into the area where the strange star had come down from the sky & …
… they too started giving birth to white offspring with blue eyes.”
While the other white animals disappeared;
“the sacred White Lions were born again & again in that place.”
I feel , the suggestion of radiation effects upon the animals of Timbavati is just too interesting to dismiss. However, unlike the toxic by-products emitted from the northerly end of the lion-line, the Timbavati animals appeared to thrive & survive.
We are so used to looking at this world from a broken viewpoint, that it’s very hard to allow the possibility that a vital energy charges the Nilotic Meridian & that it’s somehow tied to animals rather than all-conquering humans.
Perhaps humanity simply could not hold that kind of energy at that time?
This meridian certainly seams to connect to other worlds we’re too blinded to see.
The reason I decided to go ahead & write this post, was because of the all-new-super-size-me version of Chernobyl, currently screening in Japan. I don’t follow the news so I’m really not sure what’s going on, except that it seems to be a source of great fearing. One glaring anomaly does stand out above all others – the unbelievable amount of times this little country has been pounded by atom-izers …
… Although this article is not about Japan, I suspect a formidable lion energy exists within that country & has something to do with past events.
Anyway because of my interest in the seaming Chernobyl-Timbavati line-connections I was curious about the meridian upon which the Fukushima nuclear site was laid.
At first glance I could see nothing. And when I flipped the world over, there seemed to be even more nothing;
“The 140th meridian east forms a great circle with the 40th meridian west” – (for the directionally challenged – Japan is up there near the ‘P’ of Pacific Ocean)
Until a name stood out on the westerly side.
“Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 40th meridian west passes through:
It was Bahia that did it for me.
Though it might not have done it for you.
I’m rather familiar with Bahia, Brazil because the honest-hearted, grisly-tempered shaman …
… Matthew Delooze has taken me there (virtually) on each of his ayahuasca journeys. Though I don’t take drugs, I used to think that ayahuasca was one exception I might make – yet somehow reading each experience of Matt’s was like taking it without the nasty side effects – his tales always stirred something in me. I certainly got the impression that during his joinery’s with ayahuasca, he carried out hugely significant ‘work’.
“The whole crazy museum was quivering. ‘This was no cowboy job’ I thought. The bettering ram was in no way made of cardboard & only held up with a few carpet tacks like the paintings were. This was the work of skilled craftsmen. The battering ram was made of planet earth and the rope was made from the blood, sweat & tears of the enslaved masses whose spirits sought freedom.”
What interests me now is to find that this ‘work’ was undertaken upon the same meridian that adjoins Fukushima’s melting nuclear power plant.
It seemed to me that here again we had a meridian with other-worldly connections, being subjected to this-worldly radiation of the most toxic kind.
Of course there is always the possibility that Chernobyl-fear has been overlaid on Fukushima to create a BP Oil-type scenario of fantasy proportions – truth & what the media tells us can be very different animals indeed, though fear always smells the same.
You may recall the suggestion that South America might be the liver of the world, with the US as her stomach (Easter Island is already known as the navel).
Well there was one other continent I had my eye on. I had my eye on it a long time ago & even named it without any further thought – in case your mouse was too fatigued to click that link, it was entitled;
“The White Heart of the World“
The liver & heart have always been very close to each other.
Let’s wonder a little about the possibility that …
… Antarctica is the heart of the world
EVERY longitudinal meridian plugs into her.
And while the north pole is ice …
… Antarctica is a huge mass of land.
We’re told that a massive hole in the ozone layer exists above Antarctica & we’re instructed to be a-feared of it.
But what if something else is afoot? What if the heart of the earth is warming up & melting the sky?
What if man & woman finally have a chance to de-frost their own hearts?
Could this be why there is such a massive push to keep the bulk of humanity frozen-stiff on their sofas & iced to their tv sets, news-popery & fake truthery.
What if the white lions are both sign & symbol that this heart is beating again?
Here is a link to one of Matt Deloozes ‘journeys’ in Bahia – it was nabbed by a site that delights in advertising, but all other articles have disappeared from the net. It starts with an amazing dream/nightmare – even if you don’t read his journey, the dream might have an unexpected impact on you.
9th April: A waking giant?
Lion Rock at Piha in Auckland