wheat heart

In biological terms, wheat is successful; its success is built on the fact that it …

wheatheart

tamed humans. Wheat altered us, altered our genome
to use us.
~Richard Manning (Against the Grain)

All my work relates to events in my life – ideas are home-grown rather than factory farmed. This particular article has sprouted from a change in what I eat. All grains & sugar have disappeared.

A surprising result has been the change in perception, that seemed to happen all by itself.

Once upon a time my mind translated this into …

cardbread

… our “daily bread”.

Now it struggles to decipher this same grain html into anything resembling food – instead it insists I am looking at some kind of …

cardboard

‘cardboard-fabric’
or

sculpture

… sculpting material.

During the Middle Ages in Europe, thick slabs of coarse and usually stale bread, called “trenchers”, were used as plates.  After a meal,  the food-soaked trencher …

banquet

was fed to a dog or to beggars
at the tables of the wealthy

Some weeks ago I read a mind-altering sentence – the beginning of it stayed with me long after the ending had faded. It began like this:

When [live]stock are overfed on grain …

I couldn’t get it out of my head that humanity was the ‘livestock’ that had been overfed on grain.

And Jesus said unto them, …

bread

… I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst”. John 6:34

Actually Jesus was wrong:

High grain diets are associated with, or implicated in, most modern day health problems – everything from bone diseases … to the major killers of today, such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer

Like everything that has been made too big in our lives (media, entertainment, parents, sex, music, light etc), it is very hard to conceive of living without them at the levels we have been programmed to think are normal or necessary:

Naturally, you may be wondering: if grains aren’t good for us why do most of us believe they are? “First, grains …

ingrained

permeate [our] culture on all levels and in all places … wherever we go, even on plane rides or boat cruises, grains are there … Second, we’ve been socialized to believe that …

6 servings

… grains are good for us …

Third, food manufacturers, supermarkets, and restaurants offer us…

godlick bread

… many incentives to eat a lot of grains … because grains have long shelf lives, can be twisted

shapes

…  into virtually any shape or form imaginable,
and are cheap to make

Change is very difficult when you have been brain & bodywashed into an ingrained existence. This article exists to supply some mental leverage to assist in contemplating the place & price of grain in your life.

Prepare to be semi-seriously …

lever

… levered.

Those who are familiar with my work will understand I use play to create momentum & stimulate ideas. The following while often starting out playfully has potentially serious implications.

Please don’t get bogged down in trying to prove anything – let’s see how far we can stretch this exploration. (Many thanks who all who participated in the comments section of holiday homework.

We begin by wondering if sandwiches can lead to…

crazy

… madness
& death.

The commonly accepted story of the birth of the sandwich goes back to the British upper crust. We are told it was named after:

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich …

mr bread

… an 18th-century English aristocrat. It is said that he ordered his valet to bring him meat tucked between two pieces of bread … others began to order “the same as Sandwich!” It is commonly said that Lord Sandwich was fond of this form of food because it allowed him to continue playing cards, particularly cribbage, while eating

A little interesting birthing symbology:

In French the meaning of the name Montague is:…

benben

… Pointed hill

According to John Aubrey…

crib

… cribbage
was created by the English poet Sir John …

jc

… Suckling
in the early 17th century

Sandwich … eventually married Dorothy Fane

fain

… Sandwich’s first personal tragedy was his wife’s deteriorating health and eventual insanity. During his wife’s decline, Sandwich started an affair with the talented opera singer …

martha

Martha Ray. During their relationship, Ray bore him at least five and perhaps as many as nine children

She was “a lady of an elegant person, great sweetness of manners, and of a remarkable judgement and execution in vocal and instrumental music” who had lived with Lord Sandwich as his wife since the age of seventeen

Tragedy was to strike again in April 1779 when Ray was murdered in the foyer of the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden by a jealous suitor, James…

reapin'

… Hackman, Rector of Wiveton.
Sandwich never recovered from his grief

Although they never married, Martha Ray was sometimes referred to as Lady Sandwich:

Just as the play broke up I saw two ladies and a gentleman coming out of the playhouse; …

hacker

… a gentleman in black followed them. Lady Sandwich‘s coach was called …

carriage

… Before the gentleman could come back to hand her into the carriage the gentleman in black came up, laid hold of her by the gown, and pulled out of his pocket two pistols; he shot the right hand pistol at her, and the other at himself. She fell with her hand so [describing it as being on her forehead] … I believe she died immediately, for her head hung directly

Hackman’s defence counsel submitted to the court that Hackman was insane and that the killing of Martha Ray was unpremeditated

Quite a remarkable coincidence of insanity around one man.

This man who literally or symbolically gave the world “the sandwich,” was also associated with the Hellfire Club:

Sir Francis Dashwood and the Earl of Sandwich are alleged to have been members of a Hellfire Club that met at the George and Vulture Inn throughout the 1730s

Oh look time for MasterChef:

Lord Sandwich was a great supporter of …

cooked

… Captain James Cook …  In honour of Sandwich, Captain Cook named …

sandwiches

… the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) after him

On a Valentine’s Day massacre in 1779 Captain Cook became the first club(bed) sandwich when he was slaughtered on the beaches of the Sandwich Islands:

As Cook turned his back to help launch the boats, he was …

clubbed sandwich

… struck on the head by the villagers and then stabbed to death as he fell on his face in the surf …The Hawaiians dragged his body away. Four of Cook’s men were also killed and two others were wounded in the confrontation

In keeping with our food theme, we find that Cook was cooked:

Following their practice of the time, they prepared his body with funerary rituals usually reserved for the chiefs and highest elders of the society. The body was disembowelled, baked to facilitate removal of the flesh, and the bones were carefully cleaned for preservation as religious icons

Cook’s death took place a magical 52 days before that of the Mistress of the Sandwich.

Of interest:

Martha – meaning … “lady; mistress of the house”.

Ray … each of the lines in which light (and heat) may seem to stream from the sun or any luminous body

rays

Martha Ray = Mistress of the sun / light

She died of a hole in the head
that let the light come through
on …

july 4

… 7th April –
aka 7/4 or 4/7.

Put out the light, and then put out the light:
If I quench thee, thou flaming minister,
I can again thy former light restore

Was there some bizarre, behind the scenes ritual, to the introduction of the sandwich?

And is there more to the tale of the five loaves & two fish …

1st sandwich

… than we have previously considered?

Whatever the truth, the sandwich craze spread throughout the Western world:

The sandwich’s popularity in Spain and England increased dramatically during the 19th century, when the rise of an industrial society and the working classes made fast, portable, and inexpensive meals essential

In the United States, the sandwich was first promoted as an elaborate meal at supper. By the early 20th century, as bread became

let us pray

a staple of the American diet, the sandwich became the same kind of popular, quick meal as was already widespread in the Mediterranean

Previously in toolonginthisplace, we looked at the Statue of Liberty as …

doom eater

… Ceres/Demeter:

Ceres was credited with the discovery of spelt wheat … the yoking of oxen and ploughing, the sowing, protection and nourishing of the young seed, and the gift of agriculture to humankind; before this, it was said, man had subsisted on acorns, and wandered without settlement or laws

Ah, just where would we be without our loving, parent-gods?

We call it the Garden of Eden, but it was not a garden; it was not cultivated. In fact, in Genesis, God is vengeful & specific in throwing Adam & Eve out of paradise; his punishment is that they will begin gardening. Says God,

farmers

… “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground.

Let us contemplate actual reality:

… the assumption [is] that agriculture was better for us. Its surplus of food allowed the leisure and specialization that made civilization. Its bounty settled, refined, and educated us, freed us from the nasty, mean brutish, and short existence that was the state of nature … This just-so story had to have sprung from the …

hoe hoe

…  imagination of someone who never

hoe hoe hoe

… hoed a row of corn or rose with the sun for a lifetime of milking cows. Gamboling about plain & forest, hunting, fishing & living off the land is fun

graining

… Farming is not.
That’s all one needs to know to begin a rethinking of the issue.

The fundamental question was properly phrased by Colin Tudge of the London School of Economics: “The real problem, then, is not to explain why some people were slow to adopt agriculture but …

un-till sunset

…  why anybody took it up at all,
when it is so obviously beastly.

To condemn all of humankind to a life of full-time farming, and in particular, arable farming, was a curse indeed.

We have also looked at America as the …

stomache

… ‘stomach of the world”

We become what we swallow:

swallow (v.) … Old English swelgan “swallow, imbibe, absorb“.

Is it any wonder
that insanity …

inane

is one
of America’s …

psycho

unabashed
selling points.

Vincent van Gogh saw the world in a different way to us. It’s possible that he, like many who suffer from mental illness, may have been affected by what could be called, grain toxicity:

Dohan et. al. published a report demonstrating that schizophrenia is virtually non-existent in cultures where glutinous grains are not consumed

Perhaps his (reputedly) last painting, Wheatfield and Crows is a clue to the identity of….

wheatfield and crows

… his cereal killer.

Prior to his death came the removal of …

ear

… an ear.

ear
n.
The seed-bearing spike of a cereal plant, such as corn

In these tales I get the sense of two worlds – the five-sense world, & an underlying story-world of grain.

So I want to step up our play time into something a little more exotic. Don’t get caught up trying to prove things, just come along for the ride & we’ll see how far we can take this.

Here goes …

Have we got the story round the wrong way?

What if grain farms us?

What if our bodies are the real wheat fields of this world?

What if grain is an alien/interdimensional entity …

wheat face

… that requires us to swallow it,
so that it can …

wheat belly

live
through us?

This might explain why alien/interdimensional/??? forces are so obsessed with “branding” …

logo

… their logos
on their own “seed”.

Speaking of branding giants:

Wheat = white

wheat (n.)    … from Proto-Germanic *khwaitijaz … literally “that which is white“.

rosy

Grain = red (thanks roobeedoo)

grain (n.) …  early 13c., “scarlet dye made from insects”.

seedy

Are those
stars or seeds?

Of course in actuality, wheat isn’t really white at all.

gold

It’s pure gold.

I shall now defer to an earlier version of myself & quote from the golden mil-Lion Man (2009):

Why is it that we have had the value of gold poured down our throats from birth

gold … was considered a divine metal, it was thought to be the flesh of the gods. Its polished surface was related to the brilliance of the sun. Gold was important to the afterlife as it represents aspects of immortality.

Ancient Egyptians believed that gold was an indestructible and heavenly metal. The sun god, Ra …

raaa

… was often referred to as a mountain of gold … The skin of gods and other deities …

gold

… was said to be golden

Gold has been fabricated into an object of lust & daily worship in our world – we need to ask why?

The thing is, [gold] was NOT seen as financially special until … Croesus, decided [to] make it into a unit of exchange & so a … decorative ornament [became an] object of multi-cultural & multi-century ‘lust’ … I found it extremely funny to come across a description of Alexander the Great ….

gelded

… as ‘already being fully familiar with the use of gold as money’ – implying that this was an idea that he had had to ‘get used to.

Let’s inject a little wondering:

In respect to gold [shaman Credo Mutwa] said that it was an ‘entity‘. That it’s presence in the bowels of the earth is essential to life, in particular to the flow & purification of water. That besides being a physical metal, it is also a spiritual & a metaphysical metal, & that by mining gold “humanity is enslaved to forces of which they are not even aware”.

Sun/gold/lions are so symbolically intertwined that they may be viewed in the same way we view the three forms of h2o – ice/water/steam.

But now I’m wondering if there is a fourth element to the gold-god-ensemble that we have missed & so  worshipped unknowingly?

worship

What if eating grain, & in particular, wheat
equates to partaking in
sun worship
?

Wheat has almost the same coded letter-formation as the words “earth/heart,” – except that in place of ‘r’ there is a ‘w’.

Without the ‘r’ there is no “ear” to “hear”.

When we are not heard, …

not heard

… our hearts can be broken
& our reality stolen.

Funny how the coded ‘w‘ now thrives …

double u

… in this world

Returning yet again to religion & gods we find yet more hidden grain worship:

spire Old English spir …

spire

… “a sprout, shoot, spike, blade, tapering stalk of grass“.”

A cereal is a grass

Let’s wrap up this part of the exploration by asking, “is grain a drug?”

Maybe we should relax up on the mushroom obsessions & pay closer attention to our daily bread:

“One more provocative idea is the opioid or exorphin theory … a considerable amount of research indicates that grains and dairy products aren’t just food; they also contain opioid substances called exorphins … evidence certainly suggests that exorphins have drug-like effects and may be, to some degree, addictive

Wheat in particular is a common food allergen, addictant, and …

craving

trigger to cravings

One of the more perplexing aspects of food sensitivities is the phenomenon of food addiction. This is a condition in which people ironically feel a …

go nuts

…  physical and emotional need for the very foods they’re allergic to. In the course of some allergic reactions, the body produces narcotic-like substances, including some feel-good endorphins which elicit a temporary “high” & a short-lived amelioration of symptoms.”

One final image & explanation as to why this article exists.

A little while ago I updated my computer’s wallpaper image, I was not really in the mood & so nabbed an image of an outdoor cafe without paying it much attention.

pox

Only later did I actually look closer at it – in particular the white car in the background – I have just bought a white car & I was curious about its numberplate, I’m weird like that. On closer inspection I saw that the car’s licence plate spelled POX – in front of the car is an advert for crepes & waffles – the message was loud & clear.

Everything in this article is designed to create healthy speculation & not to be taken so seriously that you get stuck anywhere. Flour & water create glue – we don’t need any more glue/goo – we need to start moving again. Changes in diet never come by will power or force, they come via mental & emotional freedom & desire for change.

~  ~  ~

Text in this colour from Against the Grain – Richard Manning

Text in this colour from Going Against the Grain – Melissa Diane Smith

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January 13, 2014. Uncategorized.

47 Comments

  1. Max replied:

    In Sovjet Russia, wheat farms you

    Russia and America mirroring each other. I was told that Russians and Americans have much more in common with each other than they want to admit.

    • alex robinson replied:

      My personal feeling is that Ivan the Terrible (mother Russia) & Elizabeth I (father England) parented the modern world – they were born only 3 years apart, yet their reigns & all that happened during them seem to have done something to this world. The US is the hermaphrodite child of father England – so the show still goes on

  2. roobeedoo2 replied:

    I always thought the Statue of Liberty was kind of brawny.

  3. Kitty replied:

    Thank you Alex, one of your best posts (for me) so far. I’ve found two things true about food for myself. I really only need about 1000 calories a day, I feel best that way. And secondly, being a vegetarian for thirty years has been easy. Once I decided I didn’t WANT meat, for political/spiritual reasons, the desire for it totally disappeared. Perhaps that will happen with wheat as well. Recently I read a quote by Ingrid Newkirk, PETA founder, about how she still craves meat but won’t eat it. She must be part of the “serpent cult” as Delooze calls it I thought.

    The only thing I found difficult about this post was the linking of schizophrenia with wheat. Sure, probably a link just like with all the other diseases, but I still maintain that schizophrenia is from trauma. Possibly people who are traumatized desire more wheat. I know I beat that drum a lot on all blogs when it comes up. Just my thing. I think people are crazy because of pain/trauma.

    • alex robinson replied:

      Exactly so about he decision’ – once you have made it, the way forward becomes easy – Robert Fritz has talked about how addiction is ended in a moment (even heroin addiction), rather than thro’ weeks, months, or years of willpower. I never even tried to end my ‘need’ for wheat and sugar by willpower or scaring myself because I knew it was impossible – I even created this many months back:
      http://humanizenz.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/day-7-art-for-a-day-sweetness/

      My decision was fed via the faces & words of wonderful people who want me to live – I used that to bridge a huge gap in my life. I want the people who come here to live also & so I write these words & maybe it can help them bridge their own gaps.

      I don’t think anyone in this ‘industry’ has explored trauma as I have & continue to do. I have no doubt that almost all mental illnesses are rooted in childhood, but I cannot look the other way when additional information is supplied. In my own healing process I have found that there is no ONE WAY to health & so I am addressing every area of my life. I have first hand experience with schizophrenia (& god knows what else) thro my mother – & I can definitely see a potential digestive disorder contributed to her madness. I have also seen way too many elderly people in terrible states of physical AND mental disintegration & have more ideas to come on this topic.

  4. roobeedoo2 replied:

    If grains are chains that send us crackers, then

    Chain, chain, chain
    (Chain, chain, chain)
    Chain, chain, chain
    (Chain, chain, chain)
    Chain, chain, chain
    (Chain, chain, chain)
    Chain of fools

    For five long years (5 year plan)
    I thought you were my man
    But I found out
    I’m just a link in your chain

    You got me where you want me
    I ain’t nothin’ but your fool
    Ya treated me mean
    Oh you treated me cruel (gruel)

    Chain, chain, chain
    (Chain, chain, chain)
    Chain of fools

    Every chain, has got a weak link
    I might be weak yeah
    But I’ll give you strength
    Oh, hey (hay )

    You told me to leave you alone
    My father said, “Come on home”
    My doctor said, “Take it easy”
    Oh but your lovin’ is much too strong
    I’m added to your (added/addicted)

    Chain, chain, chain
    (Chain, chain, chain)
    Chain, chain, chain
    (Chain, chain, chain)
    Chain, chain, chai-i-in
    (Chain, chain, chain)
    Chain of fools

    One of these mornings
    The chain is gonna break (fast)
    But up until the day
    I’m gonna take all I can take, oh hey (hay)

    Chain, chain, chain
    (Chain, chain, chain)
    Chain, chain, chain
    (Chain, chain, chain)
    Chain, chain, chai-i-in
    (Chain, chain, chain)
    Chain of fools

    Chain, chain, chai-i-in
    Chain, chain, chain
    Chain, chain, chai-i-in
    Chain of fools

  5. stephanie replied:

    Fascinating.

  6. roobeedoo2 replied:

  7. roobeedoo2 replied:

    Quite unexpectly, I received a retweeted message this morning:

    Mortuus Bestia‏@MortuusBestia44m
    @Skip_Licker Bacon is healthy! Grains are akin to a slow acting poison. They’re out to get you skip! (Seriously, google Primal / Paleo diet).

    A quick google search of the term brings up a lot of recent news articles. But it is January, the time of New Year resolutions.

    • alex robinson replied:

      makes me wonder what the next ‘putsch’ will be

      • roobeedoo2 replied:

        I was just lurking in Plato’s Cave (Political Betting dot com*) and Anorak commented,

        ‘100% off topic:

        ‘We’ve had a cupcake fad, a macaroon fad, and doubtless several others that utterly passed me by. But now, ladies and gentlemen, the artisans or San Francisco, that Mecca for the cool and the hip, have a new craze.

        ‘Toast. No, really. Sometimes I just despair… ‘

        http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/toast-story-latest-artisanal-food-craze-72676/

        The timing and syncs contained within are quite something when you consider Holiday Homework and Wheat Heart together.

        * Political Betting dot com is like my daily newspaper. These guys put dough on what they read from the movement of the shadows. Plato is a female commentator who won the Poster of the Year competition a while back, mostly due to the other regulars (and lurkers!) voting for her just to spit in the eye of Cave’s monster, Tim.

        Mike Smithson, the owner is strongly affiliated with the Liberal “Winning Here!” Democrats, the party of gold.

        http://www1.politicalbetting.com/

        Oh yeah, one of the contestants on BBC ‘Pointless’ TV show these last two evenings has worn the name tag ‘Bread’.

        Seriously, Alex what have you unleashed?

  8. suliwebster replied:

    I love your posts Alex, and with all your pictures to go with it and make your points so well. This is great food for thought ! I have lots to say inspired by this post, hope you dont mind a long comment…
    I love the crop circle branding idea. I was in crop circle territory at All Cannings a few days ago, and I noticed that crop circles are becoming profit making, a whole industry is building up around them. And the more successful it is, the more they increase, just like a business !
    I too have noticed the W brand. WW2 is a good one. Womb and Women too, very branded and owned I would say.
    I am totally with you that the Garden of Eden is the wild free planet, not farming at all.
    I have been thinking about the possibility of our bodies as factories, and the idea of the grain feeding of us fits well with that.
    I have a post brewing about Agriculture and how it comes from A Greed.
    Gruel is a broth made from a grain, how very gruelling.
    I wonder if eating wheat and grain actually promotes hunger of sorts, the more wrong stuff we eat, the more we need the right stuff (or medication) to cleanse us. Many strong animals, like horses and elephants eat only green leaves. When they get domesticated, they may be fed grain then they get illnesses like we do. I think green leaves are probably our most important need.
    “Suckling” cropped up in the comments on my last post The Two Nelsons. It is Lord Nelson’s mothers name, Charlotte Suckling, wonder if she is related to the guy who invented cribbage? And like you I related it to suckling babies, this time Horus, or is it Horatio?
    I did a very different piece on wheat a while back, about the evil mills and how wheat was a currency.
    http://suliwrites.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/dark-satanic-mills/
    I have cut down on wheat and grain, but find it difficult to give up completely. I think if you try and give up too quickly, you end up craving and then either revert or get very tense about it. I had flour and bread on my list today, but now I will cross them off ! Flour reminds me of polyfilla, to sort of fill up and plug holes. Those flour plates you talk about remind me of pizza, it is only the topping we should eat. And playdough is used for moulding objects, not eating. Miners who ate cornish pasties threw away the crust, a remnant of the idea of throwaway plates, perhaps. Before we used wheat as crockery, we used clay from the earth, maybe getting us to use it as crockery was one step towards eating it. Eat the plate, lick the plate clean.
    Bread is also bred. Bread of heaven was sung at the Royal Wedding and I think Di’s funeral too.
    It is certainly a very big subject underlying our daily bread/bred lives.

    • alex robinson replied:

      Great points & information.

      It seems like grains do cause the desire for more grains -you want to go back for more – I don’t have that on the diet I am now on. It is looking like vegetables are the way to go – perhaps wheat & grain have not had sunlight sufficiently broken down in them.

      I recommend Richard Manning’s “Against the Grain” to get a ‘meaty feel’ of the past and the cost of grain on humanity’s growth.

      I completely understand about giving up grain – see reply to Kitty above – it isn’t going to last until there has been an emotional leap that is highly specific to you – some people seem to handle grain better than others. Some can handle only one or two. My diet is to heal my gut & then see where I choose to go from there – but so far I do not miss grain at all.

      Very interesting about the cornish pasties. It’s so very sad to see what humanity has swallowed for thousands of years

  9. roobeedoo2 replied:

    I was reading an article this morning (for work) about Crossrail’s Peckham Rye project (all my family are buried in Peckham cemetary). ‘Peckham Rye’ is Cockney rhyming slang for ‘tie’ (if grains are chains …)

    Others original slang terms still in use, that may be of interest are:

    Bread and Honey = Money
    Loaf of Bread/Crust of Bread = Head
    Brown Bread = Dead
    Cream Crackered = Knackered
    Current Bun = Sun
    Ginger Beer = Queer
    Mince Pies = Eyes
    Raspberry Tart = Fart

    http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/cockney-rhyming-slang.html

    ‘The earliest recorded use of the term is 1362 in The vision of William concerning Piers Plowman (Passus VI) by William Langland’

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockney

    • Max replied:

      Oh English!

      The “industrial” band Ministry released and album, named The Land of Rape and Honey. The album’s name “comes from the slogan of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, whose motto is “The Land of Rape and Honey”, the local economy being based on the agricultural products rapeseed and honey.” source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Land_of_Rape_and_Honey

      Another “industrial” band, called KMFDM, released an album with the name Money.

      Blixa Bargeld (Germanization for cash money), cofounder of the German industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten, founded together with Nick Cave the alternative rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

      Industrial music seems to be a whole topic in itself, by the way.

      • alex robinson replied:

        money = dough or bread.

        Also (apparently) man cannot live by bread alone (cough, cough)

      • roobeedoo2 replied:

        And one must always be aware of which side one’s bread is buttered.

        Bread and circuses.

    • roobeedoo2 replied:

      Cockney Micky (Flan)agan on women (sandwich bonus):

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4N_-Ppip3w

  10. Matt replied:

    There’s another dimension to wheat addiction: alcohol! From this article http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/how-beer-gave-us-civilization.html?_r=0

    “Current theory has it that grain was first domesticated for food. But since the 1950s, many scholars have found circumstantial evidence that supports the idea that some early humans grew and stored grain for beer, even before they cultivated it for bread.”

    As a recovering alcoholic whose beverage of choice was beer, this hits pretty close to home.

    Another observation: has anyone else noticed the the Earl of Sandwich looks an awful lot like George Washington, the “Father of Our Country” as we’re reverently taught in America?

    • alex robinson replied:

      It appears we are grain infested! Thanks for your honesty – which always benefits readers here.

      I wrote about beer a few years ago & will have to re-read article again in light of current exploration:

      http://toolonginthisplace.blogspot.co.nz/2010/05/master-of-sea-holy-grale-part-ii.html

      The gods are never far from human destruction:
      “Ninkasi is the ancient Sumerian tutelary goddess of beer … She is the goddess made to “satisfy the desire” and “sate the heart”.”

      George Washington anagram = so wheat engorging

  11. dukewestfold replied:

    wonderful post.
    love from the States, DukeW.

  12. Michael replied:

    Matt beat me to it with the alcohol. Yes we are “ingrained” to death aren’t we! Brilliant article, did not know the background of the “sandwich” but hey does it surprise me that it’s an aristocrat that had Hellfire club ties? Not in the slightest!

    I did know that the bloodlines decided to feed the serfs bread and carbs (including sugars) because it allowed them to “work longer hours”! However, it appears that the grain implantation into society had more behind it that first appears!

    From my own personal experience of cutting out wheat and sugar, I can honestly say your body suddenly comes back into focus..and you can think clearly and see things you never really were able too before.

    Thanks for “rolling” down this path for us Alex!

    • alex robinson replied:

      Excellent point Michael, on the bread & sugar diet for worker ants humans – I came across that in ‘Against the Grain’ – its quite chilling to read about what has been caused by the introduction of agriculture

  13. Matt replied:

    The nightmarish girl from the Cellophane Bread ad sent me on a search that led to an unsettling discovery. Apparently, creepy, evil-looking demon children were big in print ads. Plus, many of these old ads were sinister in various other ways back in the days when advertisers didn’t feel the need to be subtle about their dark intent.
    http://waitbutwhy.com/2013/08/creepy-kids-in-creepy-vintage-ads.html

    • alex robinson replied:

      They are very creepy – it seems we have been played for a very long time – reminds me of early, creepy fairy tales – I really don’t think we have ever grown up, nor were we meant to

  14. roobeedoo2 replied:

    I thought these images were interesting:

    Found here, scroll down to Vanitas, although the whole thing is fascinating.

    http://garyosborn.moonfruit.com/#/earths-obliquity-angle-in-art/4568822142

    Are we looking at Φ ?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grain_size#Krumbein_Phi_Scale-United_States

  15. Glads replied:

    The phrase “going against the grain” was on my mind about 10 minutes before reading this post.

  16. Zero Weaver replied:

    I’ve noticed a trend in “viral videos” about animals, and how more often than not the whole crux of the video is that animals act “human” (talking dogs are big). I just watched one where a bear in Colorado Springs, CO wandered into the alley behind a restaurant looking for food in the dumpsters. The twist ending was when the bear just grabbed an entire dumpster and dragged it off with her. I immediately thought of this article, wondering about how our processed foods have trickled down into the diets of other animals. I realize some animals probably already eat grains, so it may not be a grain-based pondering here… But still, I have been having the thought a lot lately that we are witnessing the same type of training we might have gone through in our early history – and, as abused children im-planted on this planet, we are “civilizing” the native species with our own programming.

    • alex robinson replied:

      Valid points mr weaver – I stopped buying the grain based cat food for the cat that lives with me recently – though the question should be why did I ever start using it? Civilising may equal “grain impairing”. More to come on this topic

  17. roobeedoo2 replied:

    Noah’s Ark was round apparently, it’s construction details were found on a clay tablet

    ‘”Already in 1872 people were writing about it in a worried way — What does it mean that Holy Writ appears on this piece of Weetabix?” he joked, referring to a cereal similar in shape to the tablet.’

    http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=21654386&sid=75&ts=true

    In other news, Germany’s request for the return of its gold is causing indigestion in New York:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-25/ft-goes-there-demand-physical-gold-one-day-paper-price-manipulation-will-end-catastr

    • alex robinson replied:

      Thanks for your enthusiasm roobeedoo – the weetabix (weetbix in nz) ‘tablet’ is scary – just what have we been swallowing?

      • roobeedoo2 replied:

        Hi Alex, it’s so much fun discovering things and making connections. This has led, via beer, to a whole Norse/Ragnarok syncs saga over at Synchromysticism Forum, as well as Slippy, Odin/Wo(o)den’s Horse with regards to the Grammys and Super Bowl (remember your wonderful Hyde Park horse that synced with the birth of prince George on 7/22 last year – Pi – pie).

        Thank you so much.

  18. Max replied:

    Dagon is a Northwest Semetic fertility god of grain and fish.

    Lenon Honor claimed that the Rain Man who is mentioned in the lyrics of Eminiem’s song with the same name is a spirit entity. Perhaps the Rain Man (Lucifer) is also the Grain Man (Dagon).

    If I am recalling it correctly, Lenon Honor also labelled the Rain Man as Lucifer.

    In some of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories, Dagon is a sea monster which is worshipped as a god.

    • Mick replied:

      I would think Rain Man is more Yahweh, being also a storm god. Dagon apparently comes from Dag meaning fish and On meaning sun.It was considered the night-time serpent sun or black sun. It also links with Oannes and thus with Enki, both fish/serpent/dragon deities. Lucifer has only been a demon/deity in more modern times. The word is titular, obviously sun linked, and has been applied to Jesus, which has been tied to Zeus and Oannes – so we come full circle.

  19. Max replied:

    Disastrous effects can occur if philosophy gets spoonfed to you.

    • alex robinson replied:

      very good :)

      Alice Miller’s work on him gives an interesting & wider picture

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