Tag Archives: Book of Revelation

the garrison

“Must be something in the water.” (Robbie Robertson ) Very potent water indeed. It was the politics of the mystic. One taken in with the idea of a New Jerusalem. This concept of the “City on a Hill” which originally … Continue reading

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KNIGHTY-NIGHT TO THE ART-RISTOCRATS

The latter years of the fourteenth-century and the early years of the fifteenth were the grimmest period in French history. Between the Black Death, the everlasting war with England, plundering raids, taxies and levies; circumstances conspired to ┬áreduce the voice … Continue reading

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walk on gilted splinters

Philip the Bold, youngest of King John II’s four brothers and his father’s favorite, was robust, but dark complexioned and certanly not handsome. He had marked features and a jutting chin, which persisted among his distant descendants as the Hapsburg … Continue reading

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CARE & FEEDING OF CHAOS MONSTERS

There is a picnic at Armageddon.If you go, wear flowers in your hair. Along with Antichrist, Gog and Magog passed into the world view of medieval Christendom. And they also emerged, more and more clearly, as a new version of … Continue reading

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THE END IS NEAR

Current forecasts that the world will end in an ecological disaster are nothing new. They are simply the latest in a series of doomsday visions that have haunted humankind’s thoughts since prehistoric times. Most of the civilizations of the ancient … Continue reading

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