Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?

Are We our Own Worst Enemy?

By Rev. Dr. D.A. Kjono

June 2011

 Notwithstanding the huge problems our economy faces from external threats to our National Security, it seems our own political processes and over sight, for supposedly “Free People” may be part of the problem rather than solution. How can the once, and still could be, greatest nation on the planet have relinquished such a lofty formal role to a ‘fraidy cat’ and ‘big chicken’?

I stand with millions of veterans who still believe in America. I am also among the many who remember fallen comrades that died for your right to be free and Constitutionally oppose the sometime ridiculous nature of a political process that is exactly that; Political in its Process. From the halls of elementary schools to the front lines of over-seas wars being politically correct was thought to be a dying battle cry, yet is still heard loud and clear at home and abroad.

While we face seemingly insurmountable inflation, devaluation of the dollar, soaring National Debt and an upcoming presidential election that should rival the like of P.T. Barnum in its offering of candidates nearly ¾ of our fellow Americans think it’s only going to get worse before it gets better. That is if we pass by October 21, 2011 and December 21, 2012 without universal consequences. We have economists, inventors, educators and home-schooled teenagers all offering their personal solutions to our collective plight yet we still seem to be stymied by a singular, overriding factor; The United States Government.

Instead of everyone doing their part to bring us out of this slump we instead have a big “but” that is gumming up the works. Everyone but the government is doing their part to help us climb out of this financial hole being dug deeper by our own politicians. Was Bin Laden correct? Are we indeed our own worst enemy? The learned and astute on these issues seem to have an answer, at least in part to our collective dilemma.

The good news, he says, is that the problem is still fixable, and has some inexpensive solutions. … The Travel Association has also proposed a simple, four-point plan for “common sense entry reforms” that Dow says would create an estimated 1.3 million new jobs and bring in $858 billion into the U.S. economy by 2020. …”If you treat every traveler as a terrorist, [security work] becomes very difficult.”

Indeed, despite U.S. visa policies that treat all Latinos as immigrants vying for American jobs …it might just be Uncle Sam who is denying more Americans a better shot at living the dream themselves.(1)

I like this approach which appears to have the opposite meaning of the statement of “keeping our friends close and enemies closer”. In essence it really means keeping our allies as close to us as possible while making our enemies step back. We’re so close to having a one world government, we already have doctors without borders and the pro socio-politico stance of “no man is an island unto himself” that I believe this might just work.

As the ULC membership grows it shows us there is at least a common goal, if not solidarity, in the idealism of each and every one of us doing our part to bring America back to the united front it once was. To stand together with our many individual flags raised under a singular idea of freedom, to understand what liberty is all about instead of allowing our enemies to lock us up tight in our social processes.

What is worse, while our enemies run free about the world, we sit as a huddle mass locked into our homes letting fear dictate our actions, ignorance perpetuate the problem and our political process knowingly and deliberately exasperate the situation instead of solving our collective problem. So, in this light, are we our own worst enemy?

I love this country and what it has stood for over 225 years. And, while all great empires rise and eventually fall, I’d hate to see ours get kicked back to its knees before we’ve truly had a chance to not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. It’s humiliating, not humbling, to be in such a position when could be running, jumping and kicking our heels up in our pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness.

Blessings of Peace,

(1) By TIM ROGERS –Time Magazine – Friday, June 3, 2011 (click here for Full Article)

Why So Secret? (The Loyal Order of EAUQ’S)

I spent nearly a year in Sweden to complete my gild studies at the University of Uppsala and working the archaeological digs at Sigtuna and Birka while under the mentoring of a gild “Drighten” (like a Vice Pres, Assoc. Pastor – in ‘rank’ or title) as my focus was runic divination. While the divination of runes is a very hotly contested realm in academia, those within the inner circles of the Higher Gilds, are privy to an enormous amount of materials found nowhere outside of these institutions. “Gilds” have been in existence since early civilization and require apprenticeships through intense practical application of one’s chosen field.

Probably the most well known is that of the “Masons”, “Stone Masons” or “Free Masons” the latter of which goes back to the pharaohic period of ancient Egypt. The runic divination gild I am a

Fellow of has roots going back to around 450BCE, though many links and diverted twists and turns along the path have made the exact date of inception unknown to contemporary “erulians” or “rune-casters”.”

I was introduced to The Loyal Order of EAUQ’s (Erulian, Ásatrú and Universalist Questers) in 1970 as a young high school student seeking my fame in the art world. My art teacher heard I was Nordic, as was he, and over time asked if would be interested in learning “the real” history of the runes and Vikings. Thus began my esoteric journey into things unknown to others.

Over the following 20 years I studied under various Drightens, basically like a professor or high status officer trained in runic divination. In public domains and academia “runic divination” is but a load of nonsense because there is no direct physical evidence that the runic alphabet was used for anything but chiseling glyphs on stone monuments. In the public academic resources there isn’t much evidence to refute this claim, nor do we Vitkis, Drightens or even many Erulian care…we know the origins of our devotion. There are numerous codex and scrolls in the possession of the Elders that go back millennium which is all the proof we need albeit secret.

The Loyal Order of EAUQ’s is just one group of several dozen that still exist in the traditions of the ancients. Our more public allies, the rune gilds that are popular all over the world are a wonderful place for Good and True Folk to begin their journey. Advancing is completely up to the individual and how persistent they are in gaining information. Edred Thorsson of the US Rune-Gild has written numerous books with extremely valid information regarding the runes. Of all authors, few besides him give factual accounts and historical information about the runes. Nearly all other source are pure speculation on the part of the writer in order to sell books.

Historically, rune staves were always carved on wood according the Hávamál stanzas 138-146 therefor we have very few remaining artifacts from many archaeological digs across Scandinavia and Europe. Crystal, bake-lite or other mineral type “rune-stones” may be a fancy modern construct but have no historical value, meaning or power what-so-ever. Without falling too far from my intended topic here, The EAUQ’s along with the Order of Oden, the US and European Rune-Gilds are among the few organizations that offer true historical runic divination training to the aspiring Erulian.

Due to the esoteric (hidden) nature of these groups, little, if any, information is found via the “all knowing” internet. Runa-Raven Press is a good start for reading material but access to the Gilds or even more elusive groups must follow the ancient rites of introduction, apprenticeships and years of hard study. The Edda and Poetic Edda are among the very first books one should familiarize themselves with when beginning their runic journey.

My greatest recommendation is stick to historical truth regarding the runes and your path will draw you to evidence you need to understand in greater depth. The runic path is not an easy one to gain full knowledge, but once a person does, it’s a PhD in cosmic understanding!

Blessings of Peace,

Felbain”

Wedding

On Sunday February 1, 2015 I had the distinct honor of marrying my daughter, Sara Nicole, to Michael R. Schroeder! Everything went better than expected or planned!

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Never forget WHO was behind 9/11

This is a re-blogged posting. Please read the full article provided in the links below.

Excerpt from link http://jhaines6.wordpress.com/.

State Actors That Staged 9/11 Terrorist Attacks Disclosed, Plot Revealed, Justice Inevitable

“The synthetic terror fabricated on September 11, 2001 is like a boomerang fashioned as a double-edged samurai sword.  Just as the manufactured War On Terror has since produced ‘death by a thousand cuts’ in those countries targeted by the real Axis of Evil, the karmic boomerang will now return to those state actors who launched the 9/11 false flag operation .”  – State of the Nation

After thirteen long years of one revelation after another, it has now been established that the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington DC were perpetrated by the very same governments that had the most to gain from them. The US Federal Government, along with the UK and Israel, have each been implicated in the most purposeful and calculated, complex and premeditated false flag operation of this millennium.

http://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/911-false-flag-operation-huge-tipping-point-as-state-sponsored-terrorism-is-exposed/

From the Viking…..

My wife and I, like most of America, sat glued to mass media hype about 9/11 that fateful day. We will NEVER forget the chill that ran down our spines as we heard the aide lean into Bush and make the remark:”the FIRST plane has hit WTC”.
We looked at each other in horror? “FIRST??”
Less than an hour later the second and third “planes” hit WTC and the Pentagon and shortly after another plane crashed in Pennsylvania.

That aide’s statement has hung like dust in the air of the attic of my mind for 13+ years….how could they be aware of the “first” when according to the official reports several years later “no one knew what was happening” until much later in the day?

After the numerous independent investigations into 9/11 have failed to reveal the sources of this false flag attack, we subconsciously know who, what, where and when. No president in the history of the US has been as aloof as Bush since his leaving office…and of course, we all know why.
These criminals must be brought up on charges. There is no statute of limitations on murder and there are nearly 3,000 counts of it. These criminals have nowhere to hide or run, but I’ll bet even if the World Court convened tomorrow, we would have official witness after official witness claim “no memory” of any events.

What I fail to understand is how can the public at large believe anything other than false flag operation when 2,200 US architects have concluded that 3 buildings the size of WTC North, South and 7 collapsing in their foot print has odds less than an unprotected human surviving a fall from a 50 story building roof.

Is America really THAT asleep? Really?

Blessings of Peace,

 

 

 

A Few Life Lessons

These are some of the things I have learned in Life:

That I love my children without reservation

That I don’t like some of my children‘s actions and deeds, but it never stops my love for them

The failure of two marriages, unfortunately the two that brought my children into being, meant we gave up on ourselves

That I wasn’t in my children‘s lives to guide them into a more positive and productive adulthood

That running away from problems only allows those issues to grow, fester and become larger

Facing problems as they come up is far easier, far more productive, far better all concerned than running away

That I am not perfect but I’ve learned from every mistake and failure and grown into a better person from them

That regardless of what my children do, it never stops my love for them

These are a few things I know:

That my children are a capable and able person who knows right from wrong

That they have abilities and opportunities I never did

That often couples are in love with the idea of what they could have more-so than the reality of what is really there

The only reason people continue to hang on to their “ex” is that they repeatedly allow one to be irresponsible, lie and cheat without consequence

That men that go around getting women pregnant (and women who deceive men into pregnancies) in today’s world and then leave them, face fines, arrears and jail when the law catches up to them

That when a new relationship finds out about old baggage it causes more problems than any ever solved

So, as a father and grand father, this is what I’m willing to do for my children:

Step back* and walk away from the entire issue of their current life struggles and how they are, in my opinion, mishandling it. It hurts me too much to watch my own children, that know better, deliberately destroy a beautiful Life in their children because they don’t want to do what’s right. It’s their choice, not mine. No matter what, I do love my children and grandchildren and will support rightful decisions.

With that said, it doesn’t mean, and never has, that I don’t love my children and wish the very best for them. After all, you both do know right from wrong, good from bad and since you turned 18 has not been my responsibility. 

Love always,

Dad

*Stepping back is often necessary in order to see the whole picture clearly, thus knowing where best to add input!

Becoming

by Felbain

June 1996/Updated February 2014

 Becoming in the runic theosophy is something quite different than what you may perceive its meaning to be in a traditional sense. To Become in runic realms is a process of evolution development and is dynamic in every manner. In this definition, knowledge, observation and critical thinking make a person become. It is one thing to simply read and study manuscripts, texts and other resources to gain new knowledge, but Becoming involves not only these academic traits, but experiential ones as well.

Having a well versed background in Nordic history, its associations to Teutonic/Germanic culture and historical references and how the Nordics interacted with the rest of the world is all part of the dynamic evolution of one’s Becoming within any Ásatrú organization. Naturally, nearly all of this educational enhancement comes from static studying of written material as unfortunately we have no way, yet, in which to go back in time and experience things first hand. Of course, visiting places of historical significance, libraries and museums are all ways in which to get a hands on look at our Nordic past.

Personal experiences, and mindful evaluations of events that have happened to our ancestors as well, is of course the most dynamic manner for which we can gain insights into our Self. Nothing supersedes personal, first hand experiences when it comes to our Becoming anything. The criteria for each aspect or level of awareness we seek is naturally a personal choice, but the Erulian should be well verse in all areas of knowledge concerning our Nordic/Germanic (or Teutonic) culture.

The historical background of your blood lineage should be of the utmost importance to you as well as the contemporary view and how that culture fits into the world today, regardless of what it may have been in the past.

The academic contributions to societies around the globe should be of significance in all areas of mathematics, geography and literature. This does not mean you must become a professor of any particular study, but you should have at minimum a rudimentary understanding of higher learning and how it influences your everyday life.

Naturally an in-depth knowledge of the rune-staves is the primary function of the Vitki, Erulian or even simple Runester. “Reyn til Runa!” or to “seek the mystery of the runes” is above all else the most focused area of Becoming for the Erulian. For the historian, geologist, archaeologist, chemist, engineer, doctor, lawyer, mathematician or whatever other profession one should choose, it goes without saying that a focused education in those areas will be your criteria for Becoming.

No matter what particular area you wish to incorporate your expertise, as all are fundamentally important, Becoming in the Odhinnist Tradition is far more than simply taking and passing examinations. Becoming is based mostly on physical interactions and personal observations then processing those experiences into a cohesive format and expressing them in such a manner as to be able to adequately pass your understandings on to others.

Becoming is experiencing things first hand, evaluation of those experiences and advancing your theories and summaries of your evaluations into a intelligible series of physical examples for others. When you have sufficiently experienced a great number of circumstances, events and ordeals, first hand, you are well on your way to Becoming whatever it is you wish to be. This manner of directing one’s Self is dynamically different from many of other traditional forms of higher education.

There are many occupations thriving today that are merely the result of a vicarious series of checks and balances, tests and dissertations that require little more than books and the Internet in order to be given a degree and held in esteem by one’s peers. There is certainly nothing wrong with that approach to life for the uninitiated and unassuming types of people who expect little out of Living. The Gilder, EAUQian, Modern Age Viking, Quester, Erulian or any number of associated types of individuals would rather be given the Blood-Eagle or Raven’s Wings execution than to be so well separated from the world at large.

In the case of the Erulian or Runic Vitki, it is not enough to simply understand the runes and all the traditions and history that go along with them, it is being the mystery behind the rune-staves. It is to hang with Odhinn upon Yggdrasil for all of nights nine and fall back roaring with the bloody, sweaty, grueling knowledge dripping from one’s brow.

Becoming is a hands on, first accounting and personal experience Goal in the Asatru Life. In the Nordic/Germanic/Teutonic manner of “Old Ways” thinking, anything less is merely existing and struggling for survival each and every dismal day the sun comes up! Becoming is more than having knowledge, is it being knowledge.

Wassail!

Felbain

What is REALLY Going On in Syria?

What is REALLY Going On in Syria?

by Viking Reverend

September 6, 2013

I’d like to start by saying I am not the only person around the blogs sites that is a bit fed up with the public mass for buying into the hype coming out of Washington, D.C. over this recent issue in Syria. “80% of those polled support President Obama’s call to action”….are you kidding me???

Sadly it is just the latest round of mule fritters being served steamy hot with copious amounts of self serving “Illumi-berger” gravy. If you aren’t aware by now that the “D.C.” after Washington is an acronym for “Deceit Central”, please, I implore you to wake up to this fact.

Recently I discussed at length my horror and dismay over our continued involvement over the bogus “War on Terror” with a colleague in the battle against the War Mongers of Earth. While it’s no surprise we both agree on the heinous acts carried out by what Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed was a “rebel attack” and Rebels claim was an “atrocity by Assad’s henchmen”, the bottom line is hundreds of Syrian civilians are dead by a most terrifying means.

In one of my colleague’s and my latest e-mail exchanges we agreed on the bobble minded talking heads of Media simply ‘doing their job’ by taking the “official” stance. This is something we’ve both been aware of for many years and yet this past few years it has gotten to the point of shear lunacy thinking even the Sleepy Mass can swallow their tripe. Rather than extrapolate a few “buzz words” I’d rather present the majority of his response to me so that context is also present.

You said — I want to help get this message out as to how bogus the media is in reporting truth about important issues such as this one that could potentially escalate things in the Middle East.

My view about that is — if someone doesn’t know by now that they are being inundated with a continual load of the foulest (bovine excrement) — they will NEVER know because they are squeezing their eyes shut — have both fore-fingers inserted into each ear — and are vigorously shaking their head while loudly shouting NO NO NO NO trying to drown out the blatant obvious truth.
In that case — you might as well bag it.
And — here is the fact about all the whaddabout thises and the whaddabout thatses including the present “crises” — which is scaring the crap out of all sane people with even a tiny shred of conscience.
Through the carefully engineered media blitz of go-get-em war mongering — there is so much secret hidden subterfuge — purposefully created mythos — highly complicated maneuverings — chaotic misinformation — purposeful disinformation — total manipulation of public opinion on every side — so many complex hidden overtones — hidden sneakiness — bribery — secret contracts — wanton greed and avarice — and — of course their Almighty God of $$$ $$$– that all we can really say is that — well — its just
business as usual — except — this time round it is being done out of complete frustration and suicidal despair.
You see — these tyrants and their minions actually
WANT THE TOTAL FIERY ARMAGEDDON OF WORLD WAR THREE which they have long panted after while deceiving themselves that they are lending a “helping hand” to their insane “God”of Forces and Chaos.
But — this is NOT allowed because such blind and ignorant foolishness contains dire Cosmic consequences which are completely unforeseen by the perpetrators.
However — this situation may be the pivotal point for the visible emergence (at last) of the New Paradigm.
How much blood will be spilled?
Any more death and violence is already too much — but . . .
This is where WE come in. This is all we can really do — in my opinion.
The time for attempting to “inform” people and wake them up has now come and gone.
Meditate and Pray — and try to do it with others if you are able — we are far more powerful than any of us has ever imagined.
Keep your eye and intention upon the Victory of the Light and do your very best to not succumb to the ever increasing fear — panic — and frantic madness now going on around you — which is being fed and exacerbated by the media agent provocateurs of chaos — fear — confusion — violence and butchery. If it bleeds — it leads.

We really cannot know what is really taking place because it is far far far more complex and complicated than we could ever imagine. There are literally millions of factors effecting this situation and its final outcome.
The whole “reality” grid we have been living for our entire lives is now completely shattering.
Nothing is as it seems to our very very limited sphere of information — which is partial — incomplete — and for that reason — far less than accurate. But what IS absolutely sure and accurate is that within the innermost core of their beings — the people of this world WANT an end to war — violence — slavery — and the ridiculous sectarian hatred — but — they are very frightened at the moment and will react out of fear and panic because many of them know that their very survival is on the line.
Without Divine Intervention all hope would be lost in this most pivotal situ
ation.

I have to repeat my colleague’s wonderful advise to any person who is tired of being lied to by media, government and asleep friends: Meditate and Pray — and try to do it with others if you are able — we are far more powerful than any of us has ever imagined.

While many of us who are a bit more Aware than the bovine mass know, there can be a peaceful solution to just about any chaotic incident in the world. Meditation on specific subjects can and will bring about positive change. Now, whether you subscribe to the fact that we have off world allies helping us bring about this end to World Suffering, or you believe that we are in control of our own destiny….it doesn’t matter how you have come to realize there is something terribly wrong going on in this world, just that you truly wish to do something, anything, to help create change.

Whether you prefer to “pray”, “focus energies”, “meditate” or any number of means by which folks can focus on a single thought, let’s do it together. Whether you believe in an alien presence here on Earth or not, whether you subscribe to the Old Ways or not, whether you are Religious or not, regardless of your personal belief system, Change is something any rational person sees as necessary on this planet at this time.

Join me every Sunday evening 7-9pm PDT (-8hrs of Greenwich Mean Time – GMT) in a focused meditation on bringing about change to this current struggle between the Elite and the rest of us.

E-mail me at reverend_al@hotmail.com  for further information by putting “Meditate for Change” in the subject line. We can create change if we but believe we can.

Blessings of Peace,

Update Sept. 9, 2013:

I hope as many of you as possible made it to the meditation hours yesterday. While I would like to believe it was this multi-national meditation, I am thankful for todays headlines! A new survey posted revealed only 1 in 5 support any military action against Syria. Read it here.

Other Sites/Blogs of interest:

http://thetruthyoualwaysknew.com/

http://www.ulctribal.com/forum/forum.php

http://ourmagnusopus.wordpress.com/

References on the Syrian Crisis:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/05/us-syria-crisis-usa-dvd-idUSBRE98414Z20130905

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20130905/us-syria-national-security/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/world/europe/european-union-wants-un-report-before-any-military-action-in-syria.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23852069

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zpGv9Tx5yk

http://news.yahoo.com/us-chemical-attacks-syria-top-security-risk-190444746–politics.html

So you want a Tattoo?

I’m certain many folks out there are watching any one or all of the many shows dealing with Tattooing and Piercing that are on TV now days. Having been in the industry since my Tattooing Apprenticeship in 1973-75 under Al Orsini at Golden State Tattoo in San Diego, CA I’ve seen a number of changes in this realm….some good, some bad….but the basics haven’t changed much.

20 years ago I created a tri-fold information sheet that answered many of the questions asked then which should still be asked today. Be alert and observant when you go into any tattoo and piercing studio. Besides the fact that even the friendliest, nicest of people can be abhorrent in their sanitation practices, their smiling face can also cover the fact they don’t have a clue what they are doing. Seen it, hate it, been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

Competent artwork and piercing is something that is not “luck” if you get it, it should be the Industry Standard in our contemporary world. There is no excuse for re-used, non-sterile, semi-functioning equipment or poor quality piercing lances and jewelry.

If you are new to this world of Body Modifications or an old hat, at minimum ask the following questions of any studio before getting any work.

Excerpts from my old Tattooing tri-fold:

  1. How many years have you been tattooing?

  2. Where did you complete your Tattoo Apprenticeship and may I call them for a reference?

  3. Is the portfolio you are showing me yours?

  4. Do you use sterile, single use tubes, needles?

  5. What is the proper steam sterilization cycle for your equipment? (350º at 20psi for 20 minutes)

  6. If your equipment is unused, how often do you recycle the sterilization procedure? (Six months or less if kept in a sanitary enclosure)

  7. Do you construct your own tattooing needles or buy pre-made? (If “construct”, see that there is no pockets or gaps in soldering, this can collect bacteria that may not be killed in steri-cycle)

  8. How long does it take for a tattoo to heal? (7-10 days)(If they say more than 2 weeks, run!)

  9. What are your printed aftercare instructions?

  10. What type of ink do you use? (Have artist show you labeled bottle or demonstrate procedure if they mix powdered inks and should be a Cosmetic Dye safe for human use)

Additional and/or replacement questions for Piercing:

  1. How many years have you pierced?

  2. Where did you complete your Piercing Training and may I call them for a reference?

  3. Is the portfolio you are showing me yours?

  4. Do you use sterile, single use lances?

  5. What is the proper steam sterilization cycle for your equipment and jewelry? (350º at 20psi for 20 minutes)

  6. If your equipment and jewelry is unused, how often do you recycle the sterilization procedure? (Six months or less if kept in a sanitary enclosure)

  7. How long does it take for a piercing to heal? (7-30 days depending on type of piercing. Have them give you detailed information)

  8. What are your printed aftercare instructions?

I sincerely hope this helps you get quality workmanship from a sanitary and quality artist.

Blessings of Peace,

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