Saturday, December 24, 2016

Tinsel & Terror: Synchromystic Geography

Point of view is important. As some people have noted, the truck used to plow into a crowd at Berlin's Christmas Market, seen at a different angle, is a monolith. Look for more in the next week.

The Season of Christmas 2016 will be one targeted by those who wish to do others harm.

Viewing the world synchromystically ‎concerns the drawing of connections in modern culture (movies, music lyrics, historical happenings and esoteric knowledge); and finding connections that could be issuing from the "collective unconscious mind"; and finding connections between occult knowledge (i.e. esoteric fraternities, cults and secret rituals), forteana, politics and mass media.

As readers of various artisans of synchromysticism, as well as of this blog, you are all familiar with the connecting of the dots that can take detours and side treks leading to a variety of surprising links.

During the remarkable period that occurred right before 2016's Winter Solstice, terrorist attacks tied to intriguing location spotlighted synchromystic geography.

Here are the moments, with an attempt to note the specific, intriguing "places" that were interwoven with these events.

1. Yemen: Home of Nasser al-Anbouri

On Sunday morning, December 18, 2016, a suicide bomber disguised as a disabled man killed 52 people and injured over 80 others, in Aden, Yemen. The attack near a military base targeted a gathering of Yemeni security officers, and the majority of those killed were Yemeni soldiers who were waiting to receive their salaries. The bombing happened outside the home of Nasser al-Anbouri, the commander of the Special Security Forces, near a military base in Aden. The Islamic State claimed responsibility.

2. Jordan: Karak Crusader Castle

Seven Jordanian security officers, a Canadian tourist and two Jordanian civilians were killed by gunmen in the southern city of Karak on Sunday, December 18, 2016. After a couple of shooting incidents, at a home and an attack on a police station, police were told the gunmen were hiding inside the Karak Crusader castle, a prominent tourist attraction on a hilltop. Several Canadian news outlets identified the tourist as Linda Vatcher, a retired teacher from Newfoundland. At the time of the attack, she was visiting her son David or Chris (as he has been variously identified), who works in the region. He is among the injured. Four of the attackers were also killed.

On Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at Karak, Jordan again, four Jordanian security personnel were killed in fresh clashes with armed men near the central town of Karak.

Kerak Castle is a large Crusader castle located in al-Karak, Jordan. It is one of the largest crusader castles in the Levant. Construction of the castle began in the 1140s, under Pagan, Fulk, King of Jerusalem. The Crusaders called it Crac des Moabites or "Karak in Moab" referred to in history books.

The New York Times headlined this time, "Ankara, Berlin, Zurich: A Day of Terror."

3. Turkey: Ankara Exhibition Hall

On 19 December 2016, at 20:15, Russia's Turkey ambassador Andrei Karlov was shot and fatally wounded by Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a 22-year-old off-duty Turkish police officer, at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey. The attacker, who was dressed in a suit and tie, opened fire at Karlov at point-blank range while the ambassador was delivering his speech in front of journalists, fatally wounding the ambassador and injuring several others. The attacker gained access to the gallery after he showed his police ID to security guards.

A video of the attack showed the assassin crying out: "Don't forget Aleppo, don't forget Syria!" and "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) while holding a gun in one hand and waving the other in the air in the tawhid salute. The assailant shouted in Arabic and Turkish. Altıntaş was subsequently shot by Turkish security forces. Both were rushed to hospital, but they died from their injuries.

The city of Ankara announced that the exhibition hall where Karlov was assassinated would be named after Andrei Karlov.

4. Switzerland: Zurich Islamic Center

At approximately 5:30 PM on 19 December 2016, a man entered an Islamic center near the main train station in Zürich and began shooting, apparently at random. The center, which is primarily used by refugees from Somalia and Eritrea, was hosting prayer services at the time. Approximately 10 people were present at the shooting. Three people were wounded in the attack, two seriously, though all are expected to survive. The victims are two Somali nationals, age 30 and 35, and a Swiss citizen age 56. One witness reported hearing the shooter yell "Raus aus unserem Land [Get out of our country]" during the attack, though police could not confirm this.

After the shooting, the suspect (a 24-year-old Swiss citizen of Ghanian descent living in Uster) fled the area on foot and a police manhunt was started to locate and capture him. Police brought in dog tracking teams to attempt to locate the suspect, and alerted the public to be wary. It was subsequently discovered that the suspect apparently took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot. His body was found a few hours after the shooting under the Gessner Bridge on the river Sihl approximately 300 metres (980 ft) from the Islamic center shooting site. (The first written reference to the name Sihl dates to 1018, in the form Sylaha. The name may be of Old European or Celtic origin: *Sîla ("quiet watercourse," from a root *sîl = "to trickle, wet") > Romance Sila with the addition of the Old High German element aha "flowing water".)

At approximately 9 AM on 18 December 2016, a dead stabbing victim was discovered on a playground in the Schwamendingen district of Zürich. The victim was a 25-year-old Swiss citizen of Chilean origin whose name has been withheld. The police identified a suspect in the murder based on DNA evidence at the scene and began searching for the assailant. The suspect's DNA was in a police database due to an arrest seven years prior for stealing a bicycle, and he was known to be a former friend of the murder victim.

5. Germany: Berlin Christmas Market/Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

A terrorist attack on 19 December 2016, at 20:02 local time, during which a truck was driven into the Christmas market next to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, left 12 people dead and 56 others injured. One of the victims was the truck's original driver, Łukasz Urban, who was found shot dead in the passenger seat. A suspect was arrested and later released due to lack of evidence. Another person, suspected to be the actual perpetrator, was killed four days later during a shootout with police near Milan in Italy.

On 21 December, police announced that investigators had found, under the truck's driver's seat, a suspension of deportation permit belonging to Anis Amri, a man who was born in Tataouine, Tunisia, in 1992. The suspect synced with Star Wars, as I noted in a tweet.

The truck came to a stop at one of the Christmas trees in front of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church at the Berlin Market.

Here is the scene before the truck knocked one tree down.

Students of Joe Alexander's Back to the Future Predicting 9/11 will recognize the twin pines that symbolize more.

6. Explosion at Aleppo Christmas tree celebration

On December 20, 2016, a well-attended Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in the Syrian city of Aleppo was rocked by an explosion meters away from the gathered crowd. No casualties have been reported.

We are seeing the unfolding of ancient battles in an ancient land.

Aleppo had cultic importance to the Hittites for being the center of worship of the Storm-God*. this religious importance continued after the collapse of the Hittite empire at the hands of the Assyrians and Phrygians in the 12th century BC, when Aleppo became part of the Middle Assyrian Empire (1365-1050 BC), whose king renovated the temple of Hadad which was discovered in 2003.

Modern-day English-speakers commonly refer to the city as Aleppo. It was known in antiquity as Khalpe, Khalibon, and to the Greeks and Romans as Beroea (Βέροια). During the Crusades, and again during the French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon of 1923-1946, the name Alep was used. Aleppo represents the Italianised version of this.

The original ancient name, Halab, has survived as the current Arabic name of the city. However, the name is of pre-Arab origin. Some have proposed that halab means "iron" or "copper" in Amorite, one of the north west Semitic Canaanite languages, since the area served as a major source of these metals in antiquity, and the Amorites dominated the region during the Bronze Age. However, according to the 20th-century historian sheikh Kamel al-Ghazzi and to the contemporary linguist priest Barsoum Ayyoub, the name Halab(and consequently Aleppo) derives from the Aramaic word Halaba which means "white", referring to the color of soil and marble abundant in the area. The modern-day Arabic nickname of the city, ash-Shahbaa (Arabic: الشهباء), which means "the white-colored," also allegedly derives from the famous white marble of Aleppo.

From the 11th century it was common rabbinic usage to apply the term "Aram-Zobah" to the area of Aleppo, and many Syrian Jews continue to do so.

*The Storm God: Teshub is depicted holding a triple thunderbolt and a weapon, usually an axe (often double-headed) or mace. The sacred bull common throughout Anatolia was his signature animal, represented by his horned crown or by his steeds Seri and Hurri, who drew his chariot or carried him on their backs.

If you are reminded of Thor, you are seeing the connection.


Cade F.O.N Apollyon said...

>>>>If you are reminded of Thor, you are seeing the connection.
And if you aren't reminded of Thor, allow me to now remind you of Thor.

And if you aren't seeing the connection, allow me to point out that you SHOULD be seeing the connection.

I guess that means, in all instances, if you didn't see these things, you are a dumbass or not well-read, worldly and/or wise and/or educated enough to be smart.

Doesn't the inference that Teshub and Thor are one in the same, detract from both? And even if they WERE and/or ARE the same? They are NOT the same, because they were different people at different times under different circumstances...right? Nevermind different names that both "just so happen to" start with the same letter? Or do they? Is this a "lost in translation" type of thing that some would say "makes them the same" as much as it "makes them different?"

I admit that the proposes quite the paradox with respect to "The God" and not so much with respect to "a god" and/or "the gods"...and at the same time...(no pun intended)...yeah, still quite the paradox.

That said, I don't ever recall God or any god for that matter, being the "find me" type of entity, when and if he/she/them/they do not want to be found. And this is someone who has been completely baffled and perplexed, and yet completely relieved and comforted, by the story "Master Of The Option" in Idres Shah's book "A Veiled Gazelle."

I dunno. This whole process still baffles the living shit out of me. But it's still fun. Sometimes.
For example: Someone emailed me the other day, and pointed out...
"Hey! You live on the 33rd Parallel!"
I dunno what to make of that. Would I be even more of a dipshit if I lived on the 32nd? Or 34th? Or do I need to seek Valhalla and make a pilgrimage to Mecca or search for Agartha or should I just trek down to WalMart and watch the shopping frenzy goings on? Which of these are more likely and/or possible? I dunno. In a timely fashion tho, say if I was being tested? I know which one I would choose. Because this is where I live, in the time that I am living, along with all those that are living here and now, even as some come and go. I kinda like "the now."

Anyway, thanks for the inspiration to think a bit.
Merry Christmas.

UFO said...

I found your post very interesting. Are you implying that the three rays of Teshub are the three attacks? very interesting. And if teshub is thor you are insinuating a German connection between them? And just one of the places attacked was Berlin. Your post reminded me of the tarot card number 16, the fulminated tower, I thought that perhaps struck by the beam of teshub. In that letter there is a couple, which could be the two pines or the twin towers.

The truck would be the teshub bull, perhaps symbolizing the attacking ego, or the constellation of orion.

That is, it can be synchronism or something or someone is forcing or guiding attacks with kabbalah. Perhaps remnants of an ancient war that has been going on for millennia, but only a few people look at the details.

In a few days I will write some symbolism that I discovered when I saw Rogue One, I invite you to my blog. In Spanish.

andrewbigdoor said...

two Auroras and a Fayetteville

PDXWiz said...

Linking to Star Wars with the death of Carrie (Princess Leia) Fisher today.

Linking to this post and to your post for the RED Army Chorus plane crash,

Star Wars came out in 1977. That of course links over to the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash in 1977; they were going to Baton Rouge (RED stick) Louisiana; the brother of Fisher's character Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker (SKYwalker, SKYfall) flew an X-Wing in RED Squadron. The heart attack that Fisher suffered that put her in a hospital happened on a flight from LONDON (where Star Wars was filmed on a soundstage) to Los Angeles. The soundtrack for Star Wars was played by the LONDON Symphony Orchestra under the direction of John Williams, who composed the music. Star Wars was written and directed by GEORGE Lucas, and that links to singer GEORGE Michael, who just passed on Christmas Day (and was born in LONDON).