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John Adams’ words of wisdom still apply

“Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all His laws.”

John Adams, 2nd US president

This quote was used by yours truly in a March 2013 post concerning lurching budget crises and sore losers:

Stars Over Washington

Now if you’re curious about things unseen and are aware that many goings-on have been hidden which concern the founding of America, you may dare to try:

Forbidden Knowledge

In relation to the above info, here’s a quote from Michael Howard’s book The Occult Conspiracy which mentions that an ancestor of John Adams fled to the new colonies in the early 1600s yet was not a Puritan escaping religious persecution in England but a member of the Order of the Dragon escaping the Devonshire persecution of the secret society:

“The Masonic-Rosicrucian tradition had a profound influence on the formation of American democracy but there was another European secret society which had a place in the early history of the nation. This fraternity centered round the Adams family who were…involved in the Revolution and provided the new republic with several Presidents. In 1823, President John Adams ordered a tombstone to be erected to mark the grave of his ancestor Henry Adams who had emigrated to the colonies from southwest England in the early 1600s. The gravestone records that Adams fled the Dragon persecution in Devonshire and founded a colony at Mount Walliston, which had been renamed Merrymount by the neo-pagan Thomas Morton.”

Ah yes, the founding of America! So much more than meets the (pyramidal) eye. And you may recall that an updated version of the vampiric Dracula tale is now on TV and the lead character is fighting against the vampire hunter/s of the Order of the Dragon which strikes me as confusing since ‘Drac’ (ula) and ‘Dragon’ have basically the same root meaning and Count Vlad (aka, Dracula) is said to have been a member of the society as was his father!

Basic info on the Order may be found at Wikipedia:

here

And finally, here’s a link to NBC’s website for Dracula where you can view a brief video preview of the show’s next episode this Friday night:

Dracula. Here’s a rectified horoscope for Dracula, too.

Now TV’s Dracula (well-played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers) eats and drinks but I wouldn’t expect his company for Thanksgiving dinner if I were you!

Obama-Biden or McCain-Palin?

In a Freudian typo-slip, the title of this post was about to be ‘Obama-Biden or Palin-McCain?’ but it may not matter much longer according to an excellent post-with-predictions on the outcome of the November presidential election which Nancy has written at Starlight News:

http://starlightnews.com/wordpress/?p=33

McCain’s Palin ‘bump’ may be fading soon, and as many astrologers have observed before: John McCain’s health really IS an issue with transit Saturn opposite natal Saturn (in his 6th house of Health) on the menu.

If That transit doesn’t have health implications for a previous cancer patient of his advanced years, I’ll have to eat my ephemeris, won’t I? And of course, Saturn rules skin, and the August 1 Solar Eclipse is in McCain’s Pre-natal Eclipse Series making this a banner year for him in one way or another.

Eclipses, if they ‘bring’ anything at all, usually bring to light what one least expects so it’s impossible to pre-judge how they will act upon a native, but given McCain’s prominence within the collective, I should expect that “his” Eclipse will manifest noticeably as an event or events.

Then there’s Barack Obama:

One thing about Obama’s campaign that I’ve not had time to delve into as I’d like this week is his recent trip to Iraq and the hay the GOP will be making of it – whether they spin it out of whack or not, apparently Senator Obama ‘had speaks’ about a troop withdrawal date (and postponing it until the new administration comes in), which gives the Rovians lots of ammunition to manipulate into a big political problem for the Democratic candidate – even if he was well-intentioned.

Plus, tonight I’m officially in count down mode because this Friday evening is the Craig Ferguson comedy performance we’ve been pining for and I can hardly wait.

You’ve probably heard by now that Craig was feeling unwell and had to visit his doctor the other day and he’s been diagnosed with…..election fever!

Oh, and Happy 221st birthday to the US Constitution today! You’re a little gray around the muzzle and under constant attack – in shreds actually – but the majority of we-the-people still love ya!

Wednesday, Sept 17 was marked by a ceremony at Montpelier, home of the Architect of the Constitution (and the Bill of Rights), President James Madison, because the renovations have been completed returning Montpelier to its original state and size.

The du Pont family’s wings have been removed reducing the house’s size from 36,000 square feet to 12,261 square feet. ‘Madison’s Temple’ is still on the premises, of course.

In attendance were Jim Lehrer and Chief Justice John Roberts, some muckety-muck politicians, along with Madison’s descendants, and descendants of the slaves he kept. With Madison elected president in 1809, the plantation has been restored to the time period 1809 – 1836, the year of his death.

And if you find yourself in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains you may wish to have a visit there yourself – snag more info here:

http://www.montpelier.org/

And speaking of Founding Fathers, Tuesday I posted a bit on John Adams’ natal chart with a very interesting quote from the man himself – a quote which the current gaggle of Washington politicians, world bankers, and court justices could apply to themselves any time they see fit and the whole world would be much better off if the ‘power elitists’ would take a good look at themselves in John Adams’ mirror:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2008/09/john-adams-critiques-power.html

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