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“THE STAR”: A FILM JOKING THE WAY TO BETHLEHEM FOR CHRISTMAS

THE STAR: ARE YOU SERIOUS?

You can call the animated family friendly feature film The Star (premiered on the 17th Nov) a comedy if you wish, but intentionally or otherwise (and it is supported by various Christian groups who call it “faith based” and regard it as positive) it finishes closer to lampoon, a Jesus of the jokes performance.

The film’s poster improbably declares, “ït takes many tails to tell the greatest story ever”. Really?  The message of the comically retold Christmas narrative is to the effect the animals, especially an insistent donkey who Mary thinks just needs belly rubbing, are the true  heroes and wise guys of a story which it proposes for the minds of children, its chief audience, has never been either quite rightly told or understood…till now.

I don’t wish to be too harsh having only seen the trailer, but I feel this is enough to indicate that the effect if not the intention, can only be to sow doubt and almost to contribute in its season  to the war on Christmas in a cute way not easily opposed.

I can’t comment on the possible significance some early critics choose to see in various poster images and ads with a child in the manger who could be anything from a Christmas parcel, to an illuminated mutant or a pagan all-seeing eye. Some of this may be owing to hostile awareness that a notable new ager, Oprah Winfrey, is a voice in the film  (as is also the virtually new age preacher Joel Osteen). But  no critic can be called merely bigoted for sensing some blurring of facts and irreverence or just cheapening  is happening in a way  other faiths given the same treatment could be expected to protest or censor.

Ironically too, whether or not images for The Star  film distort, the film happens to be appearing at the same time as something of a scandal has broken out in England over Gregg’s Bakery posting an image, and offering a calendar, that includes the Magi worshipping at a manger which substitutes the Christ child for a pork roll – one could take that as anti-Christian (some might say anti-Semitic too). The company has apologized but meaninglessly since it seems the calendar goes on general sale next Monday anyway.

A QUESTION OF THE RIGHT STAR

All this said, it remains undeniably the case that where especially the star of Bethlehem is concerned, the birth narratives have not been adequately understood even to this day, a situation which for some has been a pretext to dismiss the entire Christmas story as pious myth. Others have inquired into celestial phenomena and come up with various theories – one of the oddest yet popular being to declare the Bethlehem Star a Venus/Jupiter conjunction. It’s odd  since this bespeaks especially  lifestyles of the rich and famous and big money. The record breaking sale of da Vinci’s Salvador Mundi was suitably overseen by just this among other factors.

Long one of the most academically respectable theories about the star, and commended as plausible by the scholarly Pope Benedict, is the D’ Occhieppo and Hughes thesis that I have radically developed and with remarkable results. Especially with the addition of factors like asteroids and so-called Parts, the standard data will speak in terms the layperson can understand  (like the Part of Redemption conjunct Christ’s theme and identity giving sun). I claim the pattern is so accurate it registers Jesus associated events and issues for his reputation to this day……As it does for the film The Star which is and isn’t at all about the Star of Jesus’ birth.

Only this week I published an article on my other blog, McCleary’s Alternatives, about the mentioned auction of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi painting demonstrating how rightly timed the auction was for its connections to the charts of both Leonardo and Jesus. https://wp.me/p2v96G-YJ     The time was plainly fated. But so arguably things also were for the premiere of The Star which has been put back from the 10th of November to the 17th and needed to be so to properly reflect itself. I note the following three points.

1) In astrology Neptune rules any film and so it is apprpriate a film about The Star is featured during the Christmas season which this year and on 17th November shows Neptune near stationary on 11 degrees of Pisces which in Christ’s natus conjuncts asteroid Stern – German for star – the asteroids work across time in translingual ways.

2) Saturn (any restriction) unhelpfully for religion generally at this time, is in the religions and philosophies sign Sagittarius (which as the signs are multivalent at another octave can be about the animal realm and humour). Saturn is in that sign at 26 degrees. This means it is conjunct the Galactic Centre which enjoys a certain association with events in religion. I would suggest that in line with things Saturnian, neither religion, nor for that matter even the animal realm and humour, are being particularly well represented.

3) If the film had premiered on the 10th rather than the 17th, the theme-giving sun of the day would have conjuncted no expressively asteroid-conjuncted degree in Jesus’ birth pattern. As it is, on the 17th with the sun on 25/26 degrees of Scorpio, conjunction is made to natal Malin (Fr devil) which hints behind the laughs at the potentially undermining nature whether of the film or offensive  calendar.

I would likely see more connections if exceptionally at this time I was not encountering problems accessing data for asteroids which I would like to read for the 17th November. But sufficient to make the point here  that whenever there is anything of real relevance to Jesus and issues around him they will be eloquently present in the data I claim to possess for Christ. It’s a fact that can well be declared during what is in fact the wrong Christmas season as Jesus was born in September.

For a very different view on the star and the Magi, see The Magi at Era’s End: A Poem                                                                  https://wp.me/p2v96G-ip

 

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HOW TO BE A FALSE PROPHET OF THE RAPTURE ETC

AN ANCIENT BELIEF FOR NEW (FALSE) PROPHETS

There is a sure fire way to anticipate and judge if a person is a major candidate for the role of false, date setting prophet of the last things especially of the so-called Rapture, Great Disappearance or Snatching Away of the believing prepared. And it isn’t because of believing in the idea itself. Belief in a time when “one shall be taken and the other left” (Luk 17:36) and the (Last) Trump will sound (1 Cor 15:52) – an occurrence whose general season might be recognized though its precise day and hour cannot be known (Matt 24:36) – is something established from the first.

It is even an error in its own right to declare like many today that the doctrine of Rapture is wholly an invention of the early nineteenth century and especially a bible teacher, John Nelson Darby (1800 – 1882). However vaguely and unsystematically, the early church did always own some notion of being delivered, rather like Noah before the flood, from a time of extreme and final “Tribulation” upon earth under an Antichrist or false messiah. As Ephraem the Syrian had it c. 373 ….all saints and Elect of the Lord are gathered together before the tribulation which is about to come and are taken to the Lord, in order that they may not see at any time the confusion which overwhelms the world.

AMERICA AND APOCALYPSE

American Christianity has nonetheless been exceptional for its emphasis upon apocalypse (Seventh Day Adventism is a faith native to America); but this fits not simply the nation’s originally very Protestant and biblical faith roots but its entire orientation towards the future for which it plans and on which it speculates. Periodically Europe too has had apocalyptic concerns and theories; modern dispensationalism itself can even be traced back less to Nelson Darby than to a Renaissance era Jesuit and Portuguese source but the history of end times theory is not the concern here. I shall keep with three Americans who have confused or misled many and why.

The strange and pertinent fact is that not only can we know something about the end of Christianity (or at very least how the first Christians thought of its end) by looking at the time of the faith’s origin, but that if we do this it can be clearly seen how those who stand at variance with the original pattern are demonstrably the chief candidates to be false prophets on the theme.

An obvious and celebrated case is the shockingly perverse false prophet, Harold Camping (b.19th July 1921), who put millions into advertising a false Rapture date on bill boards across America and didn’t dream of compensating those who lost homes and businesses under his influence.

Lacking a specific birth time we can only know – but in this case only need to know – that Camping’s natal sun at somewhere between 25 and 26 of Cancer was in afflicting, inharmonious square (90 degrees) to the 26 degree Aries Venus which is sign and “ruler” for the whole strange issue of Christianity’s endings.

But not to run ahead of matters, how and why could this Venus ever be sign and ruler of this controversial question?

TIMING THE BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND THE END

The birth time and chart of Christianity is rather easy to establish from its 30 AD Pentecost inception. Its pattern has been working across history and it still works. This is demonstrated in irrefutable detail in my Christianity’s Destiny, The First and Lasting Signs https://goo.gl/BsB663  and everyone could usefully know about it except that American Christians are great vilifiers of astrology while most astrologers tend to be New Agers disinterested in Christianity while publishing and media are too wise in their own eyes to believe astrology could register anything at all.

The Spirit descended on the first disciples some time around 9 am (Acts 2:15) according to St Peter’s sermon. Since clearly watery Cancer would not be rising over the horizon it becomes obvious that the time had to be a little past 9 am with fiery Leo beginning to rise followed by extreme and revolutionary Uranus in conjunction with such asteroids as Isa (Jesus) Charis (Grace) Coelum (heaven) and Aeternitas (Eternity) and Semper (for ever). In an era without clocks the apostle’s “third hour “  had to be around 9.15 am with 2 Leo rising. And this supplies the pattern that works for the religion to this day. Conjunct the event’s Midheaven (destiny point) event was Venus, sign of doves itself conjunct Columbia (dove), in fiery, cardinal Aries. The Spirit is like a fiery dove descending.

But endings and grave places are connected to a birth chart’s fourth house cusp. At Pentecost this cusp was bordering 23 and 24 Libra, an aerial, cardinal (fast moving) sign. The sector was ruled by the mentioned fiery Venus/dove in cardinal Aries.

This alone is suggestive of how believers will be inclined to believe their end must be : extremely sudden and likely up in the skies (the notion of actual disappearance is well covered by the way that Moon in royal Leo conjunct Church,  clear imagery for the royal bride, through this same  moon “rules” the sector of any disappearances).    But the fact that Venus is also squared by a conjunction of Neptune (any disappearance and mystery) with Mars (any violence and destruction) also fits the picture. It even agrees with the claim “behold I show you a mystery” but that this sudden, and confusion-inviting disappearance mystery could occur when the talk is of Venusian “peace and security/safety)” and  that despite this concern with peace destruction breaks out (1 Thess 5:3).

THE 1988 FALSE CALL

Edgar C Whisenant was born 25th September 1932 and wrote an American evangelical bestseller 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988.  He assumed the Rapture would take place in early September that year.  Whisenant’s Pluto at 23 Cancer (i.e.again from the sector of hidden enemies and what undermines that marked Camping ) affliction squared the 23/24 Libra endings point.

This makes interesting comparison with someone who without any heretical date setting nonetheless rather fortunately and lucratively touched a raw, chiefly American nerve writing Left Behind novels about Christianity’s End, Rapture, Tribulation and Antichrist. This was Tim LaHaye (b. 27 April 1926) who shows a Mars  conjunct fortunate Jupiter in Aquarius at 23 and 24 Aquarius respectively  making fortunate trine to that crucial endings point in Libra.  Likewise Nelson Darby set no dates but his natal Saturn to Venus trine from 23 Leo to 23 Sagittarius has the endings point of the Pentecost chart for its midpoint which must be considered positive.

But in some respects, the origin of modern date setting (though he did that reluctantly and began with a possible year rather than a day date) was William Miller (b.15 Feb 1782), founder of Seventh Day Adventism. With his Mars conjunct Pentecost’s destiny and endings Venus plus his sun and Uranus aspecting it his obsession with apocalypse is easy to understand. At the same time,  Miller’s natal Venus opposite Neptune would not assist clear thinking on a variety of subjects. But almost amusingly for someone associated with what came to be called “The Big Disappointment”, his restrictive and disappointment inclined Saturn was in organized religion sign Sagittarius, extreme at 29 degrees of the sign from where it conjuncts Pentecost’s Part of Illusion !

2017 AND A GREAT SIGN

I don’t know the birth data of Scott Clark whose speculations about the Great Sign of September 23rd this year have led many to assume it could be a Rapture date. Though he doesn’t positively declare it to be such, it is possible that here is another false prophet whose suggestive speculations could disappoint many. But this time round the context is a bit different and it is worth mentioning. Indeed, the sign itself is worth understanding because it surely means and signals something even if not quite what is generally thought (limited views being helped by the fact that Christians foolishly reject as “divination” the same astrology and study of cycles that was crucial in even the birth of Christ, and  that the rabbis did not consider verboten and which could help interpretation.

The Great Sign of Sept 23rd is thought to correspond to features of the Great Sign in the heavens of Revelation 12 about the woman and the dragon and the snatching of the woman’s man child to the heavens – the woman being understood to be Israel who first gave birth to the church, not Mary and Jesus – Jesus was never suddenly snatched to heaven.

The problem with  interpretations following Scott is that it regards the woman (the constellation Virgo) as soon to be crowned with twelve stars (as per Revelation) when rarely – once in seven thousand years – three transiting planets join the two constellations of Virgo and Leo to make the nine visible fixed stars of Leo into twelve stars.

Since Virgo has always been considered to possess twelve stars crowning her at Berenice’s Lock, and because fixed stars and transiting planets are separate entities (and surely a whole constellation can’t anyway be another constellation’s crown!), it would seem there is no great sign. Except…..at another level there arguably is. What is being joined is an ancient zodiac beginning at Virgo and ending at Leo and such as was once used in Egypt. It has also been appropriated in recent times for so-called “biblical astronomy” and some believe as though on a heavenly frieze its length describes a kind of salvation history stretching across seven thousand years.

A case can therefore be made – and especially if one disposes of a range of astrological signs and data that Great Sign followers don’t know and include – that September 23rd’s sign could well be marking out a period of  completion or a new phase,  new beginnings.  And that could be for Christianity, Judaism or both. (While needless to say  if a Rapture occurred any time in the last months of 2017 that would be crisis-making; but other beginning and ending crises and phases could be precipitated by anything from a major Mid-East war to a go-ahead for building of the Third Temple).

THE GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE: GATEWAY TO JUST WHAT?

The so-called Great American Eclipse of August 21st  has itself carried a heavy load of strange coincidences or apparent ones. This genuinely is a Great Eclipse because it is the first time since America was founded in 1776 that a total eclipse has crossed only America, a possible hint, especially as the maximum strength of any empire tends to be around two and half centuries (itself approximately a cycle of Pluto), that America will soon lose much influence if not fall altogether. But this is far from all.

For example, the path of totality began over Salem (a name for Jerusalem) in Oregon at the same time as the sun set above Jerusalem; and totality passed over Salems in six or seven US  states, (if it was seven that number is supposedly the number of perfection and completion). The 21st of August happens to be the day that 120 years previously the Zionist movement was founded bringing about the Jewish return to Israel.

According to Jewish tradition if a solar eclipse falls on the first day of the repentance month Elul (21st August this year), that spells upcoming misfortune for especially rulers of the East (could that involve Asia and North Korea?!). Totality began over the 33rd state and ended on the 33rd parallel and so it goes. This is without taking into consideration beyond geography and number symbolism, how the same eclipse has hit Mars in the birth chart of both modern Israel and PM Netanyahu, has also hit the moon conjunct Church in the birth chart of Christianity, and even hit the fixed star I of fame and power, Regulus, Uranus and Achristou in the birth pattern of the Antichrist – if that person exists – of the late seeress Jeane Dixon’s visions . This eclipse looks to be busy and major for world events!

IS SCOTT CLARK THE LATEST FALSE PROHPET?

Years ago and long before Scott Clark and Great Sign obsessions, I considered the latter part of 2017 as likely to be quite significant for world affairs. That was before I had even heard of what is now being seen as the year of convergence. i.e. the year in which different biblical definitions of a “generation” meet. The last apocalyptic generation is involved  …..if  the parable of the budding fig tree is rightly understood (Luk 13:16-19) with this year. 2017 year is 120 years (longest possible biblical generation) from 1897 and the foundation of Zionism, it’s seventy years since the UN declared for a state of Israel in 1947 and it’s fifty years (a Jubilee called a generation and a time of owed things returning) since 1967 and the Six Day War which returned East Jerusalem and more to Israel.

Sometimes there is prophecy; sometimes it’s just a case of “coming events cast their shadows” as the Chinese say and things are sensed within the so-called collective unconscious. While the Net is filling up with overly suggestible, over-sensitive people and a rash of new false prophets forecasting, and largely from dreams, everything from the time of the Rapture and the Tribulation to the Last Judgement, one must allow something to those who believe 2017 could be major in many ways, a turning point. Sometimes things are just in the air and are sensed.

Not because I know little but because I know quite a lot of facts that apocalypse watching  Christians don’t know and  take into account, I am not going to engage in the preciser kind of forecasts that are quite possible. I would only state that while we must and can reject false prophets, neither should we reject all signs, feelings and coincidences. Discernment is required in times when there are more than usual signs to take into account.

For interest, I shall conclude by presenting the riddle of a near gone viral youtube statement that takes emphasis upon the importance of this year to higher than usual levels of meaningful coincidence or whatever you care to call it. Here we leave behind the world of suggestible end of days dreamers that youtube has rather too many of at present. This is to make wide awake claims and though I don’t have the person’s data, it would seem that either he’s a crazy liar, a victim of remarkable coincidence or someone who without precise date setting is telling the truth.  Which is a serious matter if so.

https://goo.gl/PFFC2k

 

 

 

JOE CASSIDY, DIVINER: AN IRISH PHENOMENON

                

The Celts are often credited with more second sight than the average. To the extent that’s true, it’s unsurprising that those who can really claim gifts of a psychic nature will be real standouts and rather spectacular like Co Clare’s Biddy Early historically who fascinated many from Lady Gregory to Mary Daly. One such standout today is Joe Cassidy.

Cassidy does not consider himself a psychic, rather a person with a strong sixth sense whose strength it took him a long time, illness and his father’s death to take seriously and turn into a career. It was a case of “difference”, (like being gay) and of fate rather than any vocation. And he doesn’t, like his son who inherits his father’s sensitivity, report assistance shaman-style from any animal totem familiar.

Cassidy’s life as a diviner and healer within modern Ireland is recorded through his own words in The Diviner, published by Penguins. It makes fascinating reading and plainly Joe, who is a person of sympathy and integrity has something going for him. It is impossible he and so many people from different walks of life are just lying about their changed health, houses, horses and situations generally. Nevertheless a few questions can be asked and some objectivity and surprising data can be obtained via another esoteric source, the astrological pattern unexamined so far as I know.

SETTING THE FATED TIME

We know Cassidy’s birth date because he supplies it at the outset of his account. It was 25th March 1961 in Naas, Kildare but no time is given except at night when he was rushed to a Dublin hospital in danger of his life. A doctor said if he didn’t die he would be a vegetable for life but his mother went to church to ask God he would be saved. He was saved after some months in an incubator. As with many healers and shamans there are health problems and weaknesses. Cassidy is dyslexic like another “amazing” and controversial Irish psychic, Lorna Byrne (like Cassidy also born under Aries) who claims to see angels and the other world continuously.

Even without a birth time which I will show can be easily and plausibly determined for the night in question, there are some things we can expect to find and do. For a water diviner who detects “geopathic stress”, we would expect strong water sign input plus some strong earth input too. For a career healer we could expect some factor in the sixth house of health and healing. We would also expect to find one or all of the intuitive houses (the 4th, 8th and 12th somehow emphasized. All this we can see and coherently if we set the chart for around 10.15 pm or a bit later. (1)

At this time water sign Scorpio rises conjunct sensitive and mystical Neptune from where within the 12th house of the unconscious and dreams it sets up a powerful and fortunate grand trine to Mercury in one direction and Mars in the other. It does this in respectively the fourth “house” of houses, homes and the earth and the eighth house of the secret or occult. And there’s the added flourish of the planetoid, Chiron, the wounded healer, in the fourth house too making conjunction with Mercury – mind and understanding can be brought to bear on matters of healing.

I think there can be no question the right time should place Neptune in the twelfth house (which requires a birth around 10.15 pm or after), rather than rising in the first  including because the twelfth is a position many photographers share. Cassidy often speaks of either seeing people and events like so many photos in his head or requiring people to send him photos to work on for distance healing. Neptune is moreover naturally powerful in the twelfth its house of affinity and strong in Scorpio too. I would point out that my data for Christ likewise shows Neptune in Scorpio but in the sixth house of healing and sacrifice rather than the Cassidy’s twelfth. See Testament of the Magi   https://goo.gl/I28aCm

With so much work, often demanding work being done in homes, fields and farms it is unsurprising to find busy, earthy, Saturn in its natural sign, Capricorn, in out of sign conjunction with a fortunate Jupiter in surprising and oddball Aquarius.

Fortunate and peaceful Venus is in the sixth house of health and healing (as for Jesus) and patients do find Cassidy’s presence and his clinic unusually peaceful. Reflecting an unusual career and reputation, Uranus is within conjunction of the Midheaven of destiny, career and reputation and, if my time is correct, from within the ninth house of beliefs and religion too. This is something about which one can well comment in the context of Ireland’s beliefs and traditions because there looks to be something unusual and notable here. I shall broach the subject from its least controversial aspect first.

A MONEY PROBLEM

Cassidy who takes money and originally with reluctance for services, has described himself as lacking a good business sense. This is true and belongs with his Jupiter, the planet of any religion ruling his second house of money in erratic Aquarius – and in fact it was for a suitably eccentric reason that he first began taking money in good conscience.

A very “traditional nun” came for healing and to Cassidy’s embarrassment insisted on paying. Her rationale was Jesus didn’t work for nothing. He must have been paid to have afforded his bed and board, but anyway God has to be paid. This is tribute to Irish Catholic biblical illiteracy. Luke 8:3 records Jesus was accompanied by the twelve along with certain women, some apparently rich like the wife of Herod’s steward, Joanna, and whom it is said Jesus had healed. While this suggests financial support on perhaps an ongoing, appreciative “love offerings” basis, that this was far from everywhere and always available is indicated by Jesus’ complaint the Son of Man had nowhere to lay his head (Matt 8:20). So it was hardly a case for God regularly “getting something for what he did” and there is no recorded instance of Jesus or the apostles either directly accepting or charging for healings.

A FLY IN THE OINTMENT OF DIVINING GIFTS

Since however Cassidy, even with his Scorpio Neptune, is not Jesus and he does need to live, what is more controversial is that the nun applied for healing without apparently inquiring or caring what the source of his healing might be or to what ends the gifts are used – his work includes sometimes addressing assumed spirits of the dead and ghosts, witch of Endor type activities, biblically forbidden. (The nun’s role in the story is a bit like the situation which has Lorna Byrne, who advocates praying to your angel and the deity of almost any tradition – she forecasts that one day Christians will be praying at Mecca – attending charismatic prayer services).

That there is some tension for Cassidy in relation to beliefs is well mapped by the way that his sun is in opposition to asteroid Church and perhaps more significantly and personally for him, his Venus in the health and healing house is in square to his moon in the ninth sectpr of religion and beliefs.

In light of this and especially as Cassidy tends to thank “the universe” rather than God for his gifts and life path, it is not unreasonable to consider what is least positive in an otherwise strong natal chart, namely a possible flaw which, if it isn’t a fluke, could be pointing to something. I am not about to suggest that Cassidy is anything but well intentioned, or that people have not been helped by him; but that he is not religious like his mother – his “difference” derives from his father’s line which used it less – may count for something in this case. Because the awkward fact remains that at the centre of the obviously divining-relevant grand trine in water stands Mercury (conjunct wounded healer Chiron) directly trine asteroid Lucifer, itself loosely conjunct Mars.

Neither Mercury nor Mars directly link to various possible deity asteroids like Theotes (Divinity/Godhead) or Isa (Jesus), so it’s not possible to suggest there is some kind of connection with Lucifer via struggle in service of deity which would be one way of reading the pattern. (There is if anything some similarity to the pattern of Lorna Byrne who shows Lucifer within conjunction of Mercury and exact trine Saturn ).

If it’s not a fluke, what might this awkward indication mean when so obviously both the medium and recipients of the telluric adjustments and bodily healings are not Satanists and only good appears to occur? It’s the kind of riddle I made some effort to unravel in much more detail in Temple Mysteries and Spiritual Efficiency when I analyse reported patterns of success and failure in healings and exorcisms. https://goo.gl/Xi1jv8

While I think we must accept some healing capacity in people is natural and spiritually neutral (rather like the powers of intuition almost everyone has), in the case of frequent and spectacular cases of gifting a meaningful distinction  will often be made between outright, so-called divine healings and the rest. In the former something may be added, anything from new bodily tissues to spiritual gifts, while the latter healing has more to do with something being withdrawn like a growth disappearing.

THE USE OF GIFTS

Two details do rather dissociate Cassidy from divine healing. First he admits to be occasionally willing to “play” with his gifts like spooking people by telling then to turn off a mobile phone and to wait and they will hear it ring in a couple of minutes. If this is not tall stories it sounds like intervention from tricksy spirits. (Actually Casssidy says this helps keep him sane. Really?). Second he can feel some illnesses he treats; while this is not unknown of divine healers the kind of extremes indicated like sometimes being in agony and staggering about, is not on record so far as I know. It is also a little disconcerting, albeit Cassidy is not his son, that his son’s totem spirit familiar is a wolf, biblically on several occasions a symbol of the dangers of evil and wrong belief.

Lucifer is the being and principle who can masquerade as an angel of light (2 Cor 11:14), deals in lies and deception, the thief who takes away rather than gives (Jn 8:44, 10:10). In order therefore to direct attention and praise away from the divine, what is Luciferean may simply withdraw the effects of what it has already interfered with and imposed.

There seems little doubt that extreme situations like battles and murder do leave psychic imprints on floors, walls and open land and sensitive persons can pick them up like air waves. Because evil spirits almost eat fear and are fear, they gather in accursed places. They are not ghosts of the deceased. As liars, the forces of evil simply assume the ghost role and need more to be outright exorcized to the deep rather than dismissed leaving them to wander elsewhere as they will.

CASSIDY AND CONTEMPORARY IRISH SPIRITUALITY

The popular phenomenon that is Joe Cassidy, similarly to that of Lorna Byrne with her now large international following, is one that cannot be dissociated from the spiritual condition of contemporary Ireland at large. In many respects “holy” and long super-Catholic Ireland has been de-Christianized by everything from the indulgence of the Celtic Tiger years to revelations of clerical abuse and corruption so shockingly extreme they have produced an understandably disillusioned reaction. Unlike other European societies however, Ireland has become less secularist than broadly spiritual, New Age or even neo-pagan, a bit like post-Catholic James Joyce obsessed with numerology and omens.

Serving almost like gurus and prophets to the new mood and further encouraging it, are the likes of Cassidy and Byrne who without usually, or even at all, addressing the big questions, rely on the Universe or more angels than can be counted, to sort things out. But do they really and who do their mediums help?

I am aware than many exorcists would warn that dealing with spiritual forces of any occult nature regularly places binds upon future generations (to the biblical third and fourth generation). What seems to work out well on a temporary basis in one generation may not be any kind of blessing upon their grandchildren but rather the source of a whole variety of maladies and obsessions. Noticeably Cassidy, who believes his gifts are inherited, respects and wouldn’t interfere with any fairy thorn (they have a history of curses and disasters around them in Ireland). If he were an exorcist obviously he would seek to exorcize the apparent evil of the thorn, not tell people to just avoid and respect them (It speaks poorly for both average Irish Catholic teaching and authentic spiritual gifting that the problem of the thorns was not sorted out long ago!).  Somewhere something is wrong here in relation to spiritual power.

I concentrated upon Cassidy over Lorna Byrne because I can’t get clues to the latter’s birth time to see her chart well, but I do find some of her past forecasts like a coming Christian/Muslim merge credible. Chrislam is a real movement now in especially America and Pope Francis (who the St Malachy prophecy, almost more known and cited today by Protestants than Catholics, would claim Francis was the last Pope) is well on the way to Chrislam.

It is unwise to believe everything you read on the Net some of which would make out Pope Francis to be a  heretic who regards Christianity and Islam as similar. But even from an article like the following taken from the mainstream Italian press and a notable journalist, https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9716/christian-clergy-islam  , it is apparent that the Pope  may be moving  into uncharted waters in the wake of his predecessor John Paul 11’s kissing of a Koran, whose authority is too often used today to oppress Christians and other minorities in Muslim majority nations whose rights the Pope should be defending.

What is happening in religion is quite simply end of (Piscean) era confusion and decadence and Ireland now partakes in that after its own fashion. I have written about current spiritual issues and likely pending developments in various articles on McCleary’s Alternatives, most recently in Sense and Nonsense about the Signs of 2017 http://wp.me/p2v96G-TW. It’s a related but different subject  however. So too is Douglas Murray The Strange Death of Europe, a work that can hardly be recommended enough and which the present, very eccentric Pope needs to read for a reality check.

(1)  For the specialist....Lacking dates and times in the life to test for rectification purposes, a case can be made for birth at around 10. 15 pm with the last degrees of Leo on the Midheaven career angle and around 10.30 pm with early Virgo there. Leo is in accord with a famous career (late Leo conjunct Regulus the fame star) while Virgo is ruled by Mercury of the healer’s caduceus. About the only date I can use is the 4th Oct 2012 which the UK Book Depository lists as publication date for at any rate one edition of The Diviner. This date will supply some transiting aspects to late Leo. But it’s not enough to certify a time strongly. Either way the basic pattern is not upset by either time with whichever sign at the Midheaven. Venus remains in the healing house and Neptune remains in its house of affinity the 12th.