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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tesla Free Energy: How Tesla’s Planetary Energy Transmitter Really Works

Source - Aether Force



Tesla’s WardenClyffe project is one of the most promising in all of human history. It is also one of the least understood, thanks to disinformation and outright suppression. Now two brilliant young inventors from Russia explain it to us in clear terms with solid science. They are close to recreating this amazing project.



In short, Tesla’s energy transmission system uses ground surface as a “wire” by means of which it is possible to transmit electric energy to the large distances. An idea of using the Earth as a conductor is not new as such.

In the very beginning of the era of electrical engineering, the Earth was actively used as a second wire (direct current was transmitted to the consumer via one wire while the ground was used as a second wire so that the current could return back to the power source). However, transmission of considerable amount of an electrical energy through Earth to the large distances and with high efficiency factor value is possible only by means of Tesla Tower due to coupling of resonance circuits, that is, Tesla Towers. And all of that does not cause any environmental harm.

Mystery School Revealed: The Freemasons Created Hollywood


Source - Gnostic Warrior

The U.S. has a deep history of Masonic involvement that many people are simply unaware of.

For example, the United States of America with its 13 original colonies was essentially founded by the Freemasons. The first president of the country, George Washington was a Freemason who had sworn on a Masonic Bible, and 13 masons had signed the US Constitution.

Our history books do not mention these facts, and our history teachers seem to be just as clueless as everyone else when it comes the subject of Freemasonry’s involvement in helping shape what 33rd degree Freemason Manly P. Hall had called, “The Secret Destiny of America.”

In this article I would like to briefly explain who the true founders of Hollywood were. Many people seem to think that the Jews were the founders of Hollywood, but I disagree. I believe it was the Freemasons, and the information below will prove it.

Benjamin Fulford - July 28, 2014: Updated background briefing on thee Yatagarasu or Three Legged Crow Japanese secret society

Source - Hipknowsys

Notice to readers, this week marks the beginning of my annual one month break from the internet. For that reason, until the August 25th edition, reports will cover topics that are not time sensitive.

The Three Legged Crow is an ancient Japanese secret society based in Kyoto, Japan. The legend has it that a crow with three legs guided the first inhabitants to the Japanese archipelago. For this reason, the three legged crow is an important symbol in ancient Japanese Shinto.

The leaders of this secret society cover their faces in black masks before giving orders to Yakuza gangsters, politicians and others. In addition, people belonging to certain bloodlines associated with the Yatagarasu do not register their births with the government. They are also given a special education based on Tibetan Buddhism and esoteric Shinto.

This writer was taken to a Yatagarasu initiation ceremony that used to be reserved only for Emperors. The Japanese imperial family stopped attending these ceremonies after Japan became a colony in the Meiji era.

Everybody participating in the ceremony dressed in pure white kimonos. Only the presiding Shinto priest wore purple with his white. This is interesting because purple is the colour traditionally associated with Roman Emperors and Egyptian Pharaoh’s. The members of the Japanese imperial family that this writer has met claim to be of Egyptian origin. More about that later but for now let us return to the ceremony.

Friday, July 25, 2014

US Stands Alone in Vote Against UN Inquiry Into Gaza Assault

Source - CommonDreams.Org


Resolution passes, despite US opposition, as body approves official inquiry into "all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law"




The United States was the only country in the world that voted Wednesday against the United Nations investigating human rights violations in Gaza unleashed by Israel's military assault.

Of the 47 members of the UN Human Rights Council, 29 nations voted to set up a commission to launch an international, independent inquiry, effectively passing the resolution. Seventeen countries abstained, including Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.

Hermetic Principles and Science: The Optical Universe

Source - Waking Times

Chris Plouffe, GrahamHancock.com
Waking Times

The Law of Balance

There is really one law in the Universe and that is balance. All other things come from balance. The Universe doesn’t allow anything other than balance to be replicated. Balance is based on the Love principle of giving and re-giving.

The principles of rhythm, vibration, time, motion, color, sound, etc… are all based on balance. We live our everyday reality in a motion based Universe but truly reside in the stillness of Mind. Mind is what I would call our true selves, higher self, and ultimately “God” or “Source”. Even though there is a piece that we experience and call “I” seemingly separate from the whole, in the true reality of it all, we are part of the whole. We are the whole. We are connected to everything and everyone.

This sensed based reality is a thinking, moving one. Only in the stillness of non-motion can we be connected to our source and our true being. This is when we are truly the person we are supposed to be. We cannot live a life of harmony using our senses because they are just the receivers and interpreters of the moving vibrations. Nor can we just live from the brain. The brain can be likened to a computer hard drive that is storing the past memories and then pulling them up as needed to be used. This can be a problem as these memories and logic can be swayed by the filters of our upbringing or surroundings and not from our true self. The senses pick up vibrating waves of color, sound, smell, touch and then interpret them through the brain.

Many will disagree with the concept of the brain and Mind being different things. But the Mind works with knowing, and knowing can only be accessed in the stillness. Part of the problem with the world today is that we push regurgitation of data to our children and praise the ones with the best memories. We applaud the best storage capacity rather than listening to our intuition and heart.

In this Universe of motion, everything is moving, oscillating, and pulsing, all at different cycles and all around us. From galactic bodies, to atomic systems, to even our own breath. In breathing and out breathing… life and death. But this death is only a seeming one, as nothing dies, only the start of the other part of the cycle to then be repeated infinitely. Giving and re-giving forever. A balanced interchange of the seemingly divided and polarized equilibrium. I say seeming because this reality is still all an illusion of motion.

The Process

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tripolis - Marcus Aurelius, Oracle at Delphi and the Sol o' Moon Temple

Source - Secrets in Plain Sight

In 2011, I wrote about how the ancient Egyptian Temple of Debod was moved to Madrid, and how it is aligned with St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.



The Vatican axis continues eastward to Istanbul, which was once capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. Back then Istanbul went by the name Constantinople. The city went by the name Byzantium even before that, from 660 BCE to 330 AD. There are many layers and chapters to history.

Kevin McMahon wondered if he measured a line all the way from the Temple of Debod in Madrid to the ancient Egyptian obelisk of Theodosius in Istanbul, where would it cross Rome, exactly?

He discovered that the answer is the Lateran Palace, ancient Roman palace which was also the residence of Popes for a thousand years. Immediately outside the Lateran Palace is the largest obelisk in Rome—originally from Karnak, Egypt.



Rome is almost perfectly (99.7%) at the midpoint of this alignment between Madrid and Istanbul. Madrid was also originally a Roman settlement. Isn’t it interesting how this alignment of three cities is both Roman on one layer and Egyptian on another?

The Occult significance and Numerology of MH17 (downed Malaysian flight) and the 23/17 Phenomenon

Came across this post in my research of the MH17 events over the past few days. As usual, there is a staggering number of seemingly unrelated correlations with numbers through out history and I was surprised to find a whole layer of meanings surrounding the numbers involved with the MH17 event.

Note: I find absorbing data like a child listens to a bedtime story to be the most effective way to enable your personal discernment of anything. It is only when we have a complete internal picture of a thing, that we can be empowered to discern it's significance and meaning accurately within the context of the Objective reality we inhabit. 
- Justin

Source - Visup


As I'm sure many of you are aware by now, the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 MH17 was shot down on July 17 over war torn eastern Ukraine. This is the second Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 to go missing this year, following the mysterious disappearance of Flight 370 (a passenger on MH17 posted a picture of a downed Malaysian aircraft on Facebook in reference to the earlier disappearance shortly before take off). Already this is looking like it will become a major international incident, but I hesitate to speculate before more information has been released. Suffice to say, fingers are being pointed everywhere at this point.

Naturally the Ukrainian government has blamed Russia and accused Putin of sponsoring terrorism. Putin has in turn blamed the Ukrainian government but likely has a firmer case than the NATO Quislings (to say nothing of the neo-Nazi militias presently sporting the emblem of the Black Sun) presently "governing" the nation. There are also reports that Putin's personal jet was traveling a path similar to that of MH17, but this is likely a hoax. 

the Ukrainian Right Sector \using the Black Sun emblem on their riot shields

Was MH17 (Ukrainian shoot down of Malaysian flight) Predicted in March 2014? Are the Israelis Planning Another 9-11 Using the Missing Boeing 777?

Thanks David (Cockney) for sharing this with us! 

It seems that an intrepid researcher put together a staggering amount of evidence to support the idea a False Flag attack would be attempted in the future using a Malaysian Airplane, back in March of 2014. Could the recent MH17 crash be this false flag? I am uncertain of anything at the moment, but the data available surrounding this story is suggesting some interesting things. 
- Justin

Source - Bollyn.com

Updated March 31, 2014


THE ISRAELI TWIN - Why would Israel have a plane identical to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in storage in Tel Aviv? The plane in this photo is Boeing 777 2H6(ER) first flown in July 1998, Construction No. 28416* (Original Reg. No. 9M-MRI), an identical twin of the missing plane, which was given a new registration number (N105GT) and flown to Israel in November 2013.


EN ROUTE TO ISRAEL, NOVEMBER 4, 2013 - The former Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-2H6(ER) (now a GA Telesis plane with new registration as N105GT) departs the Aéroport Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées en route to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport, November 4, 2013.

MH17 conspiracy theories emerge: Fake passports, AIDS researchers, false flags and more

Source - Natural News

(NaturalNews) The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over Ukraine is a catastrophic event resulting in the loss of 295 lives (280 passengers and 15 crew). Details are still emerging about what really happened, but Netizens are already fronting various theories of what may have been the root causes behind the downing of the passenger jet.

So far, the most likely explanation is that pro-Russian forces on the ground in Ukraine mistook a Boeing 777 for a military transport aircraft, and they shot it down using a surface-to-air missile system. This theory holds water because those same forces have already shot down 10 other aircraft, including an IL-76 transport plane which could easily be mistaken for a Boeing 777 at a great distance. However, there may be far more elaborate strategic games being played behind the scene in an effort to stage this humanitarian tragedy for political or strategic gain.


Conspiracy analysts weigh in

"Conspiracy analysis" are people who research current events with great suspicion for "official explanations" and attempt to determine if something far more nefarious and hidden might have taken place. Conspiracy analysts run the gamut from legitimate journalists like Paul Joseph Watson to the clinically insane who invent theories for the sole purpose of muddying the internet with "info graffiti."

Skull and Bones: The Origins of Yale’s Not-So-Secret Society and Its Continuing Influence

Source - Vigilant Citizen
Article submitted by: David Alexandros

Much has been written about the vague and nebulous Illuminati, but one shadowy ivy league secret society in particular has continued to rivet Americans’ attention for nearly two centuries.  The “Brotherhood of Death,” otherwise known as Yale’s Skull and Bones, while secretive in nature, undoubtedly boasts many powerful members who have influenced, and continue to influence, American society at the absolute highest levels.
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The infamous society was founded at prestigious Yale University in 1832 by William Huntington Russell and Alphonso Taft.  To this day, at Yale, the secretive group chooses new members among students every spring as part of “Tap Day”, and has done so since 1879.  According to Time magazine:
A young Yale junior named William Russell founded the group after spending a year in Germany among members of some of the most mystical and elite clubs in the world, including organizations that mimicked the Enlightenment-era Illuminati. Russell returned to the U.S. determined to found a secret society of his own and “tapped” Alfonso Taft, whose son would later become President William H. Taft, to be among the first members of “The Brotherhood of Death,” or as it was more formally known, “The Order of the Skull and Bones.”  Members worship Eulogia, a fake goddess of eloquence, glorified pirates and reportedly hatched schemes of world domination at the “Tomb” — which is rumored to have a landing pad on the roof for the society’s private helicopter.

Nassim Harramein: The Proton Radius Prediction and Gravitational Control

Source - Resonance IS

On December 20th  2012, Director of Research at The Hawaii Institute for Unified Physics and The Resonance Project Foundation, Nassim Haramein registered a copyright at the Library of Congress (click here to see a copy of the online entry) for his paper Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass (QGHM), which was eventually published in the peer-reviewed journal Physical Review & Research International. In his manuscript, Haramein utilized Planck spherical units (PSU) to describe the holographic vacuum fluctuations and extremely accurately predict the charge radius of the proton (the radius of the proton is typically more accurately described as the charge radius because all we can say about the proton is that there is a concentration of positive charge in that region of space which defines what we would think of as the surface of the proton). Shortly after Haramein’s submission of his paper to the Library of Congress, on January 25th 2013 a new muonic measurement of the proton was made which agreed with Haramein’s prediction extremely well (within 0.000366 x 10-13cm of the measured value), as the prediction is inside one standard deviation of the experiment, or loosely speaking within the margin of error of the experiment. Therefore, Haramein’s value, extrapolated from precise theoretical tenets, may be the exact value and experiments are now approaching the resolution necessary to arrive to it. On February 1st2013, Haramein submitted another manuscript for copyright to the Library of Congress to report on the confirmation of the prediction, called Addendum to “Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass” in View of the 2013 Muonic Proton Charge Radius Measurement (click here to see the online entry or click here to search US Copyright website), but this paper was never published. We are now making this short paper available here.

Why is the Prediction so Precise?

Haramein’s prediction of the charge radius of the proton is extremely precise because it utilizes the smallest units of measurement one could ever use, the Planck scale (the smaller your measuring increments, the more precise is your value), which is billions of times smaller than the proton itself. So if Haramein’s theory and scientific findings are correct, as current research evidence is clearly demonstrating, the proton that makes up matter is essentially an agglomeration of Planck vacuum electromagnetic charge fluctuations co-moving or spinning in a region of space which we identify as a particle at the quantum level or as an astrophysical black hole, centering a galaxy for instance, at the cosmological level. What we are finally coming to understand is that the material world we observe all around us, and even what makes up our own body, is but the dynamics of the electromagnetic vacuum structure itself, and that by using Planck scale physics we can precisely understand it and define it.

Disclosure: The Reality of ESP: An Interview With Russell Targ, Remote Viewing Pioneer





By FRANK JOSEPH—


Russell Targ is perhaps the best-known psychic investigator of our times, and certainly among the most academically prestigious. Born 11 April 1934 in Chicago, USA, he received a Bachelor of Science in physics from Queens College twenty years later, and did graduate work in physics at Columbia University (both in New York). He retired in 1997 as a project manager and senior staff scientist from Lockheed Martin, an American aerospace and advanced technology company, where he developed laser technology for airborne detection of wind shear and air turbulence. Wind shear, a difference in wind speed and direction over a relatively short distance in the atmosphere, is a potential aeronautical hazard. Targ’s inventions and contributions in lasers and laser communications won him two National Aeronautics and Space Administration awards. 

Beginning in the 1970s, he co-founded a twenty three-year program of research into psychic abilities and their operational use for the US intelligence community. Until 1995, it was classified “secret.” 

His autobiography, Do You See What I See: Memoirs of a Blind Biker, tells of his life as a scientist and legally blind motorcyclist. The publishing arm of The Theosophical Society in the United States – Quest Books – recently released his latest book, The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities

According to reviewer Eugene Bourgeois, “Russell Targ looks at the subject from the perspective of an experimental physicist and finds compelling scientific evidence to confirm that something very much like ESP can be demonstrated without fail under laboratory conditions. As any physicist would, he seeks to find a model that will help us describe just how it is that such experiences are possible.”

Debt Enslaving tools of Credit Card Companies, and how to use them to become debt free - NOVATION UNDER THE LAW

In my experience researching law, commerce and the nature of our contractual reality, there is revealed many aspects about Contracts which is reflected in our daily lives and in modern society.

Without getting too deep into esoteric knowledge, as a result of having free will, the Universe developed an implacable system of maintaining free will and we have come to know this principle of reality as a Contract, using our modern parlance. Our would-be masters know this principle all to well and employ it using deceptive acts and practices.

The fabric of control mechanisms on Earth is Contractual. Contracts are used to control us by 'baiting' us into accepting them dishonorably. I say dishonorably because in order for a contract to be honorable, it must be made knowingly, willingly and intentionally. This can only occur if both parties to the contract have a 'meeting of the minds' to ensure that all words, phrases and agreements are understood totally by each party with out any misunderstanding. At any point in a contract, if it is discovered that a party did not have knowing both parties must meet again to ensure that the contract is understood and if not it is a voidable contract. 

The Novation process is one way you can initiate a meeting of the minds and also renegotiate a dishonorable agreement. And if you consider that nearly every contract between you and a corporate entity on earth was NOT an honorable agreement as a result of both parties not having a knowing then nearly all of our accepted 'obligations' can be considered dishonorable.

If you use this process and notify the Credit Card Companies of your intentions via the Novation Contract, this will be an honorable agreement because you explicitly state - to the very people who have demonstrated their knowledge by using similar agreements - what your intentions are. And if they still choose to move forward now you can engage in a discussion with them to address the fraud inherent in the original agreement they signed with. You must act honorably and have an interest in educating and allowing the other party to fully understand.

These tools are at your disposal, but as with anything in contracts, understand it fully and act honorably. This is your charge as an honorable being.
- Justin

Source - Stop the Pirates

A Novation is a new agreement and is recognized in the law. The definition of Novation from Bouvier’s 1856 law dictionary illustrates:

NOVATION, civil law

1. Novation is a substitution of a new for an old debt. The old debt is extinguished by the new one contracted in its stead; a novation may be made in three different ways, which form three distinct kinds of novations.
2. The first takes place, without the intervention of any new person, where a debtor contracts a new engagement with his creditor, in consideration of being liberated from the former. This kind has no appropriate name, and is called a novation generally. Your Novation Contract substitutes a new debt (zero) and a new engagement for the one claimed by the credit card company.

EVERY credit card company uses the novation contract process. Any time you get a Notice of an update to the terms and conditions of your credit card agreement, this update is in fact an offer to enter into a novation contract (a new agreement). When you use the credit card after receiving the new update, you have agreed to the new terms. Your act of using the card is an acceptance of the new agreement. How else could they change your credit card agreement? Insurance companies use this also, such as when you have a claim for $20,000 for damage and they send you $3,000.

YOUR CARD DISPUTE AND NOVATION

Thursday, July 17, 2014

BRICS establish $100bn bank and currency pool to cut out Western dominance

Source - RT.com








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The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn. Both will counter the influence of Western-based lending institutions and the dollar.
The new bank will provide money for infrastructure and development projects in BRICS countries, and unlike the IMF or World Bank, each nation has equal say, regardless of GDP size.
Each BRICS member is expected to put an equal share into establishing the startup capital of $50 billion with a goal to reach $100 billion. The BRICS bank will be headquartered in Shanghai, India will preside as president the first year, and Russia will be the chairman of the representatives.
“BRICS Bank will be one of the major multilateral development finance institutions in this world,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday at the 6th BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Disclosure: 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs found in Chhattisgarh

Source - The Times of India
10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs found in Chhattisgarh
One of the ancient rock paintings carved on caves at Charama in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district. (TOI photo by Amit Bhardwaj)


CHARAMA (Chhattisgarh): Chhattisgarh state department of archaeology and culture plans to seek help from Nasa and Isro for research on 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs in Charama region in Kanker district in tribal Bastar region. 


According to archaeologist JR Bhagat, these paintings have depicted aliens like those shown in Hollywood and Bollywood flicks. Located about 130km from Raipur, the caves come under village Chandeli and Gotitola. 

"The findings suggest that humans in prehistoric times may have seen or imagined beings from other planets which still create curiosity among people and researchers. Extensive research is needed for further findings. Chhattisgarh presently doesn't have any such expert who could give clarity on the subject," Bhagat told TOI.


One of the ancient rock paintings carved on caves at Charama in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district. (TOI photo by Amit Bhardwaj) 

There are several beliefs among locals in these villages. While few worship the paintings, others narrate stories they have heard from ancestors about "rohela people" — the small sized ones — who used to land from sky in a round shaped flying object and take away one or two persons of village who never returned. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Benjamin Fulford with Comments from American Kabuki - July 14, 2014: Nazionist mafia circles the wagons as investigations zero in on Bush/Netanyahu

Source - Hipknowsys

The recent brutality by Israel in the Gaza strip, the emergence of the ISIS caliphate in Iraq and the troubles in the Ukraine can now be traced to the same source: the Nazionists.

Let us start with the ISIS campaign. Here is what MI5 and other intelligence agencies have been able to put together recently: ISIS is controlled by the CIA/RAND Corporation from headquarters in the US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. This supports earlier claims from separate sources that an outfit known as the Jamestown Foundation runs CIA training bases in Turkey. ISIS also has its own nuclear capability outside of any formal government control, the sources say. In addition, it has been determined that the satellite communications used by ISIS are controlled out of Jerusalem. At the same time, the ISIS drones are run out of the US military base of Fort Huachuca in Arizona.

Furthermore, genuine Muslims in Iraq are saying the ISIS fighters “do not look like Muslims and do not act like Muslims.” The locals are also very suspicious of the

American SUVs and American equipment they are using, according to Green dragon society sources. So, ISIS is beginning to look suspiciously like a re-branding of the Nazi affiliated Muslim Brotherhood and an attempt to seize Middle Eastern oil the Arab spring failed to seize.

Now let us take a look at the situation in Israel. Here we have a campaign that started with mutual kidnapping and murder (either real or faked) between Palestinians and Israelis. Next we have Mossad’s Hamas subsidiary firing missiles at Israel to reignite the long nurtured paranoia among the brainwashed Jewish population of Israel. Then we have the Israeli army attacking the Gaza strip in much the same way as the Nazis once attacked the Warsaw Ghetto.

Ramadan II — The Feast — Fitr (Break Fast)

We wanted to share a tale from our small town here in Aouchtam. A few days ago many of us came together for an incredible evening in celebration of Ramadan. This was Alia's suggestion and we all jumped in; everyone played a part. Alia then wrote up her experience about the evening, summarizing it quite well. 
- Julian

Source - New Earth Paradigm 

As my days of fasting progressed hour by hour, I along with Muslims everywhere, began counting them down toward that sweet sound of the fourth call to prayer that marked the time of Fitr (breaking the fast.)
This is traditionally done by taking dates and water to replenish fluids in the body and raise the blood sugar.

It also parallels the Islamic teaching that this is how the Prophet Mohammed broke his fast during Ramadan, the month in which it is believed he received the holy scriptures that are called the Qur’an. Often, mint tea is  served – water and sugar in the same sip.
"Aouchtam #2" (Image by Alia)
“Aouchtam #2″
(Image by Alia)
The first evening, upon hearing the call from our little mosque around the corner (Aouchtam #2, I’m told it is called by the locals) I reached for the glass of water and took my first precious drink in more than 16 hours. My gratitude and appreciation for this pure, refreshing liquid knew no bounds. Never in my life had I tasted water so delicious! I realized in that moment just how much I have taken water for granted throughout my life. Ramadan has shown me that water is a basic human right. I now firmly believe that to control the flow of water – to regulate it, monetize it, create abnormal weather that takes rain from one area of the world and drowns people in another place should be seen and treated as one of the gravest “crimes against humanity.”
That afternoon I had prepared a simple soup, called Bissara. It is made of dried fava beans, cooked, purred, and seasoned with paprika, salt, cumin and olive oil. It is said to be the food of children and poor people. We loved it! I was surprised to feel so full after eating only half a bowlful. The second night I drank three glasses of water before touching my dates. I felt so thirsty that day that I resorted to holding a mouthful of water for a few seconds and spitting it out. I later found that this is also a common Ramadan practice and is officially “sanctioned” in the scriptures.
I might mention here that there are categories of Muslims that are “exempt” from fasting: children, the elderly, pregnant women, lactating mothers and anyone who is ill or too weak to go without food or water. Other people do “modified fasts” for only a portion of the day, or they allow themselves some water. So the fasting has some flexibility to it; it’s not all cast in stone.
When I asked Tomas on Tuesday the 10th if we were going anywhere or doing anything important for the “next couple of days,” he said ‘No.” So I announced that I was going to fast for the next three days. He replied that he would support me to do that but he would not join me. That was fine and for the next three days, he supported me tremendously by cooking for himself throughout the day and waiting until 8PM to eat dinner (breakfast) with me. But he observed that he was eating a lot less and also not wanting a large meal at the end of the day.
However, when I suggested that we see if the rest of the people in our apartment building would like to have a communal Fitr at sundown on Friday evening – up on the roof – I was met with strong opposition. This took me aback. Tomas rarely objects to my suggestions. He said things like: “I don’t think that’s a good idea.” “I don’t think people will want to do this.” “Let the idea rest for a day and see if you still want to do it.”
I felt a bit stung – disappointed. My partner didn’t think my idea was sound. So I backed off and watched. My energy has been fickle since coming to Morocco and perhaps Tomas was helping me avoid a situation in which I wouldn’t have the energy to carry out my own vision – that of bringing Ramadan awareness to our community mates.
Later that afternoon we met Diatou downstairs. She was born in Senegal and began fasting fully for Ramadan at the age of 11. She kept the Ramadan traditions for the next 30 years. When I told her what I was doing, she commended me for my fast and was instantly supportive and enthusiastic about a Fitr gathering on Friday evening.
Alia Making Harira Photo by Julian Robles)
Alia Making Harira
Photo by Julian Robles)
So I courageously sent out some email and Facebook invites to others in the building and soon everyone was telling me what a great idea this was and asking what they could bring. I decided to make Harira – the traditional soup served during Ramadan and the soup that Fatima had served us in Chefchaouen. I found this recipe in my favorite cookbook (Google) and began gathering ingredients. I left out the lamb because some of us are vegetarians. Chicken could also be used.
I kept assuring Tomas that he was not required to participate in any way and lined up another kitchen to cook in and people to help me cook. Borrowing a pot large enough to hold a double batch of Harira was also on the “To Do” list.
Friday came quickly and I learned that two more people had been invited to join us – people that Tomas and I had wanted to meet for a couple of months. Amin and Amelia are a young Korean couple who have made Morocco their home for the past two years. They have learned quite a bit of Moroccan Arabic along the way and have been practicing Muslims for some years, even before they moved here. I was delighted they would be coming, as their participation would enhance the cross-cultural atmosphere I hoped to create.
About 3PM Diatou told me that she had invited the Moroccan family that is vacationing for two weeks in one of our apartments (yes, we’re renting to tourists now.) She told me that they “would LOVE to join us.” Upon hearing this, I began to get nervous. Would there be enough food? Would I make some faux pas and offend them, even accidentally? Would we be able to talk to them? I had heard that the husband spoke some English but mainly they spoke French – not my forte.
I was actually thrilled that they were coming, as this was exactly what I have envisioned in being here – that we will indeed foster greater understanding between cultures who have been deliberately “pitted against one another” by those on our planet who profit from fomenting chaos and war. And we will do this by meeting one another and learning about each other as fellow HUMAN BEings.
Tomas' Labor of Love (Image by Julian)
Tomas’ Labor of Love
(Image by Julian)
While I was cooking, my dear husband quietly went up to the roof and swept the whole area where we would have our party. Then, he pulled apart an entwined pile of spare furniture that occupied most of the upper central stairwell, in order to put down two mattresses and make a cozy corner for people to sit. For the first couple of hours the beds were used as trampolines by two young boys who quickly became friends, easily bridging Norwegian and Moroccan cultures.
Tomas even thought to bring up our Berber carpet to make more of a “living room” effect. When I came up for air from cooking the Harira, he was rigging an electrical system that would allow us to have real lamps AND music at our party, rather than using candles in water bottles or flashlight apps under them for lighting. There would also be a beautiful full moon overhead. Lighting was handled. Our friend Tom supplied music that provided a gentle ambiance, perfect for relaxing and conversing.
So much for not participating, Tomas. But then, my husband is never one to miss a party when EVERYONE else is attending.
Our Guests Begin to Arrive (Image by Julian)
Our Guests Begin to Arrive
(Image by Julian)
We began to gather about 7:30. By then we had changed into our party clothes and we were looking quite festive. The “simple” meal I had suggested had turned out to require three tables. We had a date and water table, a soup buffet, a salad buffet and a fruit section. Tony brought Pasta Primavera and bread and olives completed the menu. Each of us contributed to a grand Fitr.
The Koreans and the Moroccans arrived and “fell right in.” We used whatever words in whatever languages we knew to get the communications across. And when words failed, we resorted to smiles and hand gestures. It was a gracious, mellow mixture of food, faith and FUN!
Diatou made a grand entrance carrying a plate on her head that held a pot of mint tea, ringed with tea glasses. All highly breakable items to be transporting across a marble tiled floor on one’s head but she does it so elegantly. She took over the hostess duties and made sure that everyone who had been fasting was served FIRST and got seconds, if they wanted.
I was so full of gratitude and pleasure that food (for me) was a non-event. I again drank three glasses of water and downed a tea before I ate even one date.
Salwa, a Jordanian/Palestinian who grew up in Kuwait and recently joined us in Aouchtam from Canada, made a special Fitr dish of chopped dates, cooked in butter with just enough flour added to stick it all together. This date mixture was then pulled off with your fingers and dipped in plain yogurt. YUMM! It was an instant hit and disappeared rapidly. Winnie, another recent arrival from Canada made a wonderful potato soup that vanished along with Salwa’s dates.
The Harira was so thick it was more like stew but everyone said it was the best Harira they’d had yet in Morocco. Everyone, except my Moroccan guest, who said it was good — just not what he was used to. I completely understand. There’s always a standard for measuring these things and it’s usually “MOM’S recipe.” I appreciated his candor and noticed that he did take seconds.
Julian Robles photographed the gathering and it is his magnificent art that is gracing this post. Thank you Julian; what a gift you have and ARE. Please visit Julian’s Blog and support him at his online Store.
Today is Sunday, Ramadan 15 and we are now halfway through this month. Tomas and I have simplified our meals to two light ones a day and I am beginning to think that one of the reasons that my energy has been “fickle” is that I’ve been eating too much.
Ramadan Kareem – Abundant Ramadan
Enjoy some more delicious moments, as captured by Julian.
Our Fitr
Our Fitr
Food, Faith, Fun and Friends
Food, Faith, Fun and Friends
Perfect Ambiance for a Mellow Evening
Perfect Ambiance for a Mellow Evening
Celestial Lighting
Celestial Lighting
Our Neighbors Enjoying Their Own Fitr
Our Neighbors Enjoying Their Own Fitr


Source: http://newearthparadigm.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/ramadan-ii-the-feast-fitr-break-fast/


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