Jude's Threshold

A Tapestry Blog of Astrology, Politics, Art, and Social Concerns

Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt forgotten!

Consider my eyes opened! Most everyone has heard of naturalist Alexander von Humboldt–usually referred to as ‘Humboldt’–but if you’re like me you had no idea of his impact and that some people consider him more influential than Charles Darwin!

During his career Herr Humboldt (1769 – 1859, Berlin) met with two US presidents: Thomas Jefferson (a scientist himself) and James Madison. Wonder if there’s a record of what they discussed!

Brief bio of Alexander von Humboldt

Advertisements

Written by Jude Cowell

September 25, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Jingling Bells of a Medieval Christmas

Jingle Jingle and a Merry Christmas to All!

by Jude Cowell

Today’s Winter Solstice got me curious about an article in the History Today archive concerning the blend that created what millions of people now celebrate in America and across the globe as “Christmas” though “Christ’s Mass” is closer to the truth.

Through the centuries, nearly all Protestant churches have fallen in line with the Vatican over this pagan-Christian mixture of ancient rites, symbols, and cults such as Rome’s Mithraism, and modern man has turned the holiday into Big Business today by commercial interests, as our bank accounts annually attest.

Writer Alexander Murray’s Medieval Christmas puts a modern bow on an old topic which is on almost everyone’s minds this week, and btw–my favorite color is purple, in case you’re already making your gift list for next year!

Related posts include Winter Solstice 2011 showing the horoscope set for Washington DC, my overview of the Nov-Dec 2011 Solar and Lunar Eclipses, and a speculative natal chart for Jesus of Nazareth, timed by a Moon/Jupiter occultation!

Godfrey Hodgson on the Hundred Days myth

After reading an article by Godfrey Hodgson concerning Pres. Obama’s ‘hundred days’, which puts them into historical perspective from FDR to George W. Bush, I thought you might wish to read the article, too.

You may have heard or read Mr. Hodgson’s latest book ‘The Myth of American Exceptionalism’ and his article linked above is worth a few minutes of your reading time. You’ll discover where Mr. Obama’s ‘hundred days’ efforts, successes, and failures fall within FDR’s hundred days and the hundred days of…

…well, you’ll have to find out for yourself. And you may be surprised at a certain historical person’s name!

Of course, the mere title of Hodgson’s book might provide a subtle undermining of our nation in the vein of one-world-governmentism and the undermining of our national sovereignty, mightn’t it?

~:~

Pres. Obama’s ‘hundred days’ in office: Jan 20, 2009 — April 29, 2009.

Astrology of Lincoln’s Inaugurations

With this evening’s celebrations going on at Ford’s Theater in DC, I have published the chart of Pres. Lincoln’s 1861 Inauguration with notations added of his 1985 Inauguration, Lincoln’s natal placements, and America’s natal placements from the Sibly chart.

The feed for my Political Astrology blog, Stars Over Washington, is slow to update these days in spite of my recent tinkerings with it, so I’ll give you the link here in case you’d like to directly check it out in honor of the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2009/02/horoscope-of-lincolns-inaugurations.html

Lincoln’s nickname, Abraham the Tyrant, is shown in the inaugural charts in several ways such as a zealous and violent conjunction of Mars and Pluto (1861), a trio of Moon, Mars, and Uranus in Gemini (1865), and his natal midpoint of Pluto-Chiron (plutocracy; oppression; racism; corporatism; primal violence) conjunct America’s natal Moon, which represents We-The-People.

And you may wish to visit the website of Ford’s Theater which has details of tonight’s celebration and more on our 16th president, plus news of the Theater’s own plans going forward:

http://www.fords.org/

$85 billion for AIG

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/2008/09/government_announces_85_billio.php

President Andrew Jackson tried to warn us about this sort of thing – unelected private money men who have too much influence on our financial system and thus on our entire society. All of this instability, loss, greed, and fraud have been occurring – under their ‘watch.’  They’re the “experts.”

Jackson hated the Bank of America. And he was wrong about a lot of things – slavery, stealing Indian lands, women’s rights – but he was spot-on about corporations and their vulturing.

Look at the power they hold now.

Paulson and Bernanke

No interest rate cut today – inflation still a possiblility, the Fed said.

Since I was skulking around my other politically flavored blog, Stars Over Washington, for financial posts and tidbits, I ran across an entry from the day before Ben Bernanke gave his first stateement as Fed chairman – written in expectation of it, in fact.

Then Hank Paulson took a demotion from Goldman-Sachs to US Secretary of the Treasury, so a few natal chart details were called for, so I nosed into Paulson’s ‘maverick’ status…and here again is a link for you with a quote on “the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations” from Thomas Jefferson closing out the post.

Something tells me Thom would be disappointed in how America has turned out on that score…

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2006/08/hank-paulson.html

And here’s the one about Ben’s first shout out as Fedhead…

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2006/02/bens-1st-fedhead-shout-out.html

McCain-Palin perfect ticket for Iran

Having just read a thoughtful, insightful article, ‘Ahmadinejad Wants McCain and Palin in the White House,’ by Sam Sedaei at Huffington Post, I give its link here in hopes that anyone considering putting McCain-Palin and their warmongering rhetoric into the Oval Office will pause long enough to read this article from one who knows whereof he speaks:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sam-sedaei/ahmadinejad-wants-mccain_b_126558.html

Bush-Cheney in 2004 made Iran’s mullahs So Happy – will you make them jump for joy in 2008?

You know America helped Iran establish its nuclear program over 30 years ago when our puppet, the Shah, was ruling Iran, a country that hasn’t attacked another nation in 100 years!

Too bad America can’t say anything like the same, and Bush-Cheney-McCain-Palin are spoiling for fights before breakfast.

Jude's Threshold

A Tapestry Blog of Astrology, Politics, Art, and Social Concerns

KRYNSKY.COM

An eclectic mix of technology, poetry, stuff I find, and my ramblings

Emersion: An Alternative Study of Elective Astrology in Political History

We investigate the hidden and cryptic history of the use of astrology by historical figures and groups.

Zeebra Designs & Destinations

An Artist's Eyes Never Rest

NATIONAL ECLIPSE BLOG

The official blog of NationalEclipse.com

The Coyle Clan

The History & Memories of Coyle Clan-folk & Kin

Princes, Paupers, Pilgrims & Pioneers: Our Predecessors & Me

“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.” Teaching children values and giving them the opportunity to excel are essential to good parenting. However, I feel I must also provide my children (and myself) insight into the ones who came before us: our ancestors whose lives and stories have shaped us into who we are. This is my journey; these are their stories…

setinthepast

Historical novels, films and TV programmes

Shaking the tree

musings on the journey towards knowing and sharing my family's stories

Lost Dudeist Astrology

An Exploration of the Shadow Side of Lost Dudeists Everywhere: Astrology, Tarot, Metaphysics, Tinfoil Hat Conspiracy Stuff, Other Weird Stuff, and sometimes Fertility Goddess Icons (Scantily Dressed Pinup Girls)

All On The Illuminati

For you see, the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes

Moore Genealogy

Fun With Genealogy

Tired and Bored With Myself

Another option for wasting time

The Bone Dresser

...or, Adventures in Genealogy

Mary's Monday Matinee

Discovering the joy of film

%d bloggers like this: