Goddess Remembered is the first in a series of three films about Women and Spirituality made by Donna Reed. Part 1 focuses on the existence of pre-Christian Goddess-worshiping religions, which fostered an egalitarian society based on human cooperation. This civilization thrived for a long time without the intrusion of war. Visits to Paleolithic caves in France and temples in Crete give a glimpse of artifacts from this gynocentric world.
Scholars Merlin Stone, Jean Bolen and Charlene Spretnak draw connections between these ancient cultures, and women's contemporary interest in a spirituality based on harmony with nature. (Edited from spiritualityandpractice.com)
Part 2: The Burning Times
The Burning Times offers a chilling look at the persecution of women accused of being witches in Europe between the 15th and 17th centuries. The Christian church and the state cooperated in a concerted effort to wipe out the power and independence of midwives, healers and crones. Thousands were tortured and burned at the stake.
Matthew Fox, Margit Adler and others discuss the misogyny and sinister religious forces behind this massive campaign. (Edited from spiritualityandpractice.com)
Part 3: Full Circle
In the last part of the Women and Spirituality trilogy authors, social activists, teachers and feminists talk about the continuing battle against patriarchy and the need for a closer connection with the natural world. The film depicts the ways in which various individuals are finding empowerment through meeting together, performing rituals and fashioning a spirituality that is Goddess-based.
In this episode (aired on October 1st, 2006) BBC’s Panorama examines ‘Crimen Sollicitationis’.
‘Crimen Sollicitationis’ is a secret document which sets out a procedure for dealing with child sex abuse scandals within the Catholic Church. This document was enforced for 20 years by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger before he became the Pope (Benedict XVI). It instructs bishops on how to deal with allegations of child abuse against priests and has been seen by few outsiders. Critics say the document has been used to evade prosecution for sex crimes.
Crimen Sollicitationis was written in 1962 in Latin and given to Catholic bishops worldwide, who are ordered to keep it locked away in the church safe. It imposes an oath of secrecy on the child victim, the priest dealing with the allegation and any witnesses.
Breaking that oath means excommunication from the Catholic Church.
The Vatican has refused repeated requests from Panorama to respond to any of the cases shown in the film.
Update 22 July 2020
DW Documentary (2019) – Abuse in the Catholic Church
Synopsis from DW Documentary's YouTube channel:
Child abuse in the Catholic Church was long a taboo subject, kept under wraps by senior church dignitaries. But in the pursuit of justice, the Church’s inactivity eventually prompted the victims of child abuse to take matters into their own hands.
"For too long the Church has denied, ignored and hushed up abuse. The victims are entitled to justice." In September 2018, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, head of the German Bishops’ Conference, uttered these words and apologized to all victims of sexual abuse by Catholic officials in Germany. But Matthias Katsch, one of the most prominent representatives of victims in Germany, maintains that the Church’s handling of abuse remains problematic even now.
A former pupil at the private Canisius-Kolleg school and spokesperson for the "Squared Table” victims’ initiative uncovered the abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Germany in 2010. For over thirty years, his abusers’ crimes had stayed covered up. Then, Matthias Katsch and his former classmates broke the silence when they turned to the public with accusations against their former teachers – Jesuit priests Peter R. and Wolfgang S. And what happened next? Not much, it seems. Both men were spotted in Chile after 2010. Impatient with the lack of progress, Matthias Katsch took matters into his own hands and set out to Chile to find the abusers – and their next victims.
The Fifth Estate Documentary (2010): Betrayal: Abuse in the Catholic Church in Nova Scotia
Synopsis from The Fifth Estate's YouTube channel:
Betrayal tells the story of childhood abuse victims in Nova Scotia, who continued to feel profound hurt and damage as adults. Searching for restitution for their suffering some launched or joined in lawsuits against the Catholic Church. Their partial victory has had an unexpected outcome: in order to settle those lawsuits, the church has begun selling of some church property in Nova Scotia – property that local people helped build and pay for over many generations.
Betrayal highlights the consequences of abuse that continue to echo throughout the Catholic Church and in communities across Canada, the U.S and in Europe.
Real Stories Documentary (2019): The Church – Code of Silence
Synopsis from Real Sories' YouTube Channel
Secret internal documents reveal how church officials have protected priests accused of pedophilia by moving them from country-to-country, sometimes as far away as Africa. They call it "the geographical solution". Even Pope Francis is implicated. When he was bishop of Buenos Aires, he tried to influence the Argentinean justice system in order to protect a convicted priest.
From Cameroon to Argentina, America to France and Italy, this investigation traces the transfers of pedophile priests.
Also watch the movie Spotlight, which is based on a true story.
If a system of information is corrupted to the core, we would expect it to share characteristics with other life systems in decay. In Nature, when an organism is about to die, it may go through a flailing disintegration, a penultimate frenzy of faux-vitality. Think of a chicken with its head cut off, madly running around the barnyard. Then think of the evening news.
In the fractured format of today's popular news programs, with their jumble of popping visuals and speed-crawling sound bites, we see a similar pre-mortem hysteria. The plan seems to be to pile on overstimulating production techniques to keep viewers from thinking about what they are seeing and hearing.
Last June I found a clip from a presentation by David Icke, in which he talks about the very deliberate effort by the big technology companies to get people addicted to their (mobile) devices as part of the Transhumanism Agenda. I added this clip to the article Are You Addicted To Your Devices?, but I never watched the full presentation until today because I simply didn't have time, and I'd posted several other Icke presentations on my site already. I'm very glad though that I finally got around to this one.
This presentation brings together very nicely many of the subjects that have now become absolutely critical for people to understand and that I have been writing about, especially in the articles that I've been posting since March 2020. I even saw some of the same images that I have used flashing by! Synchronicity, it's just how the Universe works when you're in tune with it.
In April 2019 I posted David Icke Live at Wembley Arena (2014) – Awakenand this presentation isa very good follow-up to that one. This is also an all-day seminar and the total running time is 10 hours, but again, you can watch it in parts and I promise you that it will be 10 hours well spent.
Arm yourself with this Knowledge and Get Ready for 2021, so you cannot be easily brought off balance by unfolding world events.
Update 18 February 2021
If you are someone who still belongs in the category of people who believe everything they are told by the mainstream media, the future doesn't have much good in store for you. That may be difficult or depressing to read but it's true nonetheless. Reality Bites.
However, since you are visiting this website you may be trying to find out what you are NOT being told, and if that's the case, Good For You. This is yet another David Icke presentation filled with information, that can help you navigate and make sense of current global events.
There are flickering images in some parts of the video but it's well worth watching.
David Icke on the Road to The Great Reset and the A.I./Transhumanism Agenda (live in Maastricht, Holland 2017)
Update 30 November 2020
I started this article with a quote from Jessica Murray's book Soul-Sick Nation which I read shortly after it came out and I made a post for it on Be Brilliant in 2009. On April 13th and 14th of 2019 Astrology University held a Virtual Summit in which top astrologers gave their views on 2020 and Jessica Murray was, as I just found out, one of the speakers at this event. The title of the Astrology Summit was 2020: Epic Cycles of Change and Renewal – Aligning Intention with Vision and Action. (..I know, wow!) The clip below was posted on April 12th, 2019 and in it, you can see the astoundingly accurate forecast that Jessica Murray made for 2020. The full title of her presentation was Chaos into Clarity: The Aquarius Threshold
As complex, difficult, and revealing as this year has been on an individual and collective level, "COVID-19" was apparently the only way to get the majority of people on the planet to literally sit down and have a deep look at what's really going on in the world. In a previous article I already stated that unfortunately throughout history, people have shown an unwillingness to pay attention to global events unless and until they are personally and negatively affected. The major takeaway for 2020 should be that problems, both personal and planetary, don't go away if they are ignored with baseless optimism and "happy thoughts" but they need to be addressed. Baseless optimism and looking the other way have made what could have been addressed at a much earlier stage (for example political and environmental excesses to name two) exponentially worse, taking Humanity to the brink of Global Enslavement.
Even though 2020 is now coming to an end, I decided to add this information to the article as well, as The Great Global Awakening will go on, and will NEED to go on throughout 2021. Humanity isn't out of the woods yet! This is what another speaker had to say about developments in 2020 and the years ahead:
Seeing the Capricorn Stellium Through the Eyes of the Heart
With the earthy Capricorn section of the cardinal cross so prominently in focus over the next 2+ years—along with Uranus in Taurus—life-changing events are likely to touch our personal and/or collective lives in both broad and profound ways. New limitations, boundaries, disciplines will present themselves amidst the transformations, and a growing hunger for structure and certainty could have us forget that so much activity in one corner of the cardinal cross explicitly and implicitly stirs activity in the other three—and we’d best not push the latter into shadow.
So, in our quest to participate as consciously as possible in what this archetypal field would suggest is an evolutionary necessity, we’ll also need to keep our hearts open and transform our perspective on what it means to be courageous (Aries), caring (Cancer), and connected (Libra)—not just with one another, but with the Earth Herself. The generations that have been born in preparation for this time are now maturing into it and will need all the support and mentoring we can offer. Like Persephone, we’re being abducted into a new identity, and ultimately we’ll need fierce, caring connections to reunite us with what has seemed lost. The earth changes now being dramatically brought to our attention will demand that we explore what’s contained in a word—and a place—we’ve too long taken for granted: Earth/heart/hear/ear/art/heart.
You can read all the lecture descriptions onthis page.
By now it's glaringly obvious that political parties of every color and creed all over the world, have completely and utterly failed their supporters. What was known to everyone who did their research at least 10 years B.C.(Before "COVID"), and is now known to almost everyone on the planet, is that global politics is just a spectacle. Larry Hardiman described it perfectly when he said: The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood-sucking parasites'.
I included the link to the Mises Institute's free e-books on Libertarianism in this article, because the Libertarian political philosophy and Austrian Economics have been suppressed in mainstream discourse (and even in schools and universities) for a very long time. I first heard about the Mises Institute in 2007 and posted Money, Banking & The Federal Reserve when Be Brilliant was launched in 2009. Libertarianism as a political philosophy is not the ultimate solution to the problems the world is currently facing, but its core principles of freedom and individual sovereignty are more important today than they have ever been. To use an excerpt from theStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Libertarianism:
Libertarianism is a family of views in political philosophy. Libertarians strongly value individual freedom and see this as justifying strong protections for individual freedom. Thus, libertarians insist that justice poses stringent limits to coercion.
In his bookAnatomy of the State, Murray N. Rothbard (Austrian Economist and Libertarian) describes the State as a predatory entity that doesn't produce anything, but rather steals resources from those engaged in production.
Every single "ism" throughout history has been corrupted, but as this hasn't happened yet with Libertarianism their views deserve a fighting chance.
"The Great Reset" is the Pharmaceutical/Technocratic "governance of Humanity" with Communism and Fascism combined. The video below gives a brief explanation of the similarities, differences, and overlap between these two political ideologies:
Can We Compare China to Nazi Germany?
It's important to understand that in 2021 the World Economic Forum (the world's global Forum of Satanists) will sell "The Great Reset" as the solution to "the problems that were created by COVID-19", which they created themselves, and this message will be smeared on every channel 24/7. Under the banner of "Equality", "Health & Safety" and "Sustainability" the psychopaths will try to herald in "The Age of Transhumanism and Global Slavery", but resistance to their agenda is increasing by the day which is a very good development!