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Thomas Napier Speir Memorial, Paisley Abbey

The apparent overlaying of pre-Christian, probably Druidic sites, particularly in the more Celticised regions, by the later Celtic monastic orders would seem to run parallel with the view that the Culdees were the ‘Christian inheritors of the Druids’. In other words the same mystery wisdom teaching would appear to be central to both the Druidic and Celtic Christian philosophical tradition, especially when one considers that both appear to have employed the same principles embodied in an ancient sacred science. For example, the siting and format of their places of worship and also the use of holy healing wells.” Barry Dunford 

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St. Peter’s Well, Renfrewshire

“It would appear that in the remote past certain geomantic vortex points on the earth’s surface were found to be conducive for the interconnection between sub-terrestrial, terrestrial and cosmic influences and vibrations. A specific vibrational field was created by the interaction of these forces which proved conducive to spiritual activities and higher communement with other dimensional frequencies. It was at these geomantic points that sites of spiritual worship were often established, and thus we find megalithic stone monuments (circles, standing stones and dolmens etc.) and later temples, monasteries and churches, all strategically placed at these geomantic power points and almost always sited in some form of alignment with each other.” Barry Dunford

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The Barochan Cross

The Barochan Cross

The Barochan Cross, Paisley Abbey

The Barochan Cross

The Barochan Cross under a stained glass window dedicated to William Wallace, featuring Samson breaking the chains.

The former site of The Barochan Cross in Renfrewshire is now the location of a war memorial.  It is possible, in the past this was a gathering site for the people to come together as a community for prayer and to discuss issues of the day. 

I wonder what would happen if instead of war memorials on the power points we had something celebrating the peace makers, the philosophers, the mathematicians, the astronomers, the musicians, the inventors, the artists, the mystics and the poets. 

My friend Robert Knox on a visit to the former site of The Barochan Cross, Houston

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“The point I have been trying to make is that the Ancient Mathemagians did not limit their understanding of the sphere to only measuring it to 360 degrees. They recognised it as a living, vibrating energy that could be seen in the Chaladni patterns that appear on the head of a vibrating drum that has been covered in sand.” David Ritchie p. 143 We the Skythains – The Lie of the Land of Egypt

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“I don’t believe the similarity between the Celtic Cross or an icon-graphic ‘halo’, and the ‘seven’ drum patterns is any co-incidence.  Every religious symbol is a mathematical symbol….The notion that it is merely representative of a drum, I would agree is ludicrous, unless of course it is symbolic of something else that does the same thing…the Earth.” David Ritchie

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The book so many of you have been waiting on is available again now.

 

‘We ~ The Skythians: The Lie of the Land of Ægypt’ is finally available as an eBook HD PDF download. The site is now working but still having artwork updated – membership if free… but the book isn’t.

 

 

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Over the entrance to Holyrood Palace.

Photograph by Rashelle Reid

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Nemo me impune lacessit. – “No one provokes me with impunity.”

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“There is another geodetic Temple, other than Solomon’s, in Scotland… it is the Greek one, the Temple of Athena, and she hides a bigger secret than Solomon… the birthplace of the real Messiah – the ‘Son of the Star’.. Simon Bar Cocheba, Kokab, the Hebrew revolutionary who defeated the Romans in 134AD… in SCOTLAND.” David Ritchie

Has it been forgotten or hidden in the past?interesting structures

Revealing revelations how did I get this task?

The biggest secret ever, how’s it possible it can’t be?

Judeo/Christian connotations, no-one really wants to see.

Yet as I turn the pages, the door opens up some more.

The true location is lost, but not forevermore.Barrhill Stones

Reminding me that everything, isn’t always as it seems.

Barrhill he tells me is the home of a Messiah of a different kind.

The Star of Bethlehem was born in a very different time.

The Last Up-rising, Josephus reports in his works now on full view.

All I’m seeing confirms it, it DSC_0024must be bloody true.

With biblical proportion the lie’s been spread around the lands.

Making me question, just how many hidden hands.

The locations are still there now, for all to look and see.

If only they would questions, is it possible let’s see.

Simon Bar Cocheba, reborn just in time.DSC_0017

Freeing slaves from their bonds

reconnecting them with their minds.

Isis, Ishtar, Saints and Sinners.

History’s losers and history’s winners.

Conqueror’s, confusion, lies, manipulation.

Giving your power away is merely sedation.

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Happy Burns Day from Paisley – Oor Wee Toon

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Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796)

Paisley – Oor Wee Toon

 

119 years ago, in 1896, a magnificent statue was erected in Paisley to mark the centenary of the death of Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Bard.

The statue is well worthy of note: like its brother statue of the Paisley poet Robert Tannahill it had been funded mainly by open air concerts given by the public-spirited members of the Tannahill Choir. These concerts, which took place in beautiful countryside in the Glenfield Estate at the foot of the Paisley’s scenic Gleniffer Braes, were the social event of the year in the town. In their heyday a huge choir of around 700 voices would sing Scots songs to an enormous audience of around 30,000 concert goers, and the audiences were scarcely less at the Burns statue series, where around 400 choristers would sing to an audience of around 20,000. The statue is today considered by many to be the finest memorial to Robert Burns in existence. This is as much due to the taste, efforts and attention to detail of the original Burns Statue Committee as it is to the substantial sum of money made available to them.

Paisley’s attachment to Burns goes back a very long way indeed, and many Burns’s many connections to the town are well known. Jean Armour, Burns’s eventual wife was sent to stay there with her uncle, Andrew Purdie, during her first confinement. Some of Burns’s closest friends and supporters lived in the area, including the Earl of Glencairn, subject of the famous “Lament”, who lived nearby at Finlaystone House in Langbank; there was also Alexander Pattison, whom Burns dubbed “The Bookseller” after he disposed of 92 copies of his 1787 Edinburgh edition to local enthusiasts, and Wilhelmina Alexander, “ The Bonnie Lass O’ Ballochmyle”, who was born and lived for over thirty years just over the town boundary at Newton House, Elderslie. Burns himself visited the town in 1787 and 1788.

Paisley was always a town in the forefront of the appreciation of the Bard’s works, and in 1805 a group of local poets, including Paisley’s own bard Robert Tannahill formed one of the world’s first Burns Clubs, meeting for the first time in January 1805 at the Starr Inn, 29 High Street, to celebrate the anniversary of the poet’s birth. In 1933 the Tannahills Cottage was given over to the custody of Paisley Burns Club, fitting indeed as Tannahill was appointed Secretary of the Paisley Burns Club when it was formed in 1805.

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Text adapted from http://www.alamoburnsclub.org.uk/

Paisley Burns Club http://www.paisleyburnsclub.org.uk/

 

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One of the earliest known sites in the area, Inchinnan Parish Church has a history that dates back earlier than Paisley Abbey and Glasgow Cathedral  With links to the Knights Templar and the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, Inchinnan Parish Church offers a serving of symbolism steeped in history that you wouldn’t expect to find in such a small parish.

 

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On the east wall there is a remarkable sculptured frieze, 1ft. 8in broad.  There is a gap in the stones towards the north side.  The stones probably formed part of an altar reredos in some other part of the Abbey before the fire of 1408.  The work would seem to be of a fifteenth century date.

It used to be thought that they were of much earlier date, and that the carving represented the seven sacraments of the Roman Church. ‘The reredos contains a range of sculptured images – those at the south side are three Priests standing and one sitting, and others in the attitudes of confessing, and others kneeling; next another Altar; next, a Priest standing administering Extreme Unction to a sick man; next are three Priests at Mass – Celebrant, Gospeller, and Epistler.  In the centre of this Reredos or Altar-piece, there is a small vacancy, and a little North of this is the Holy Babe, with His Blessed Virgin Mother, Joseph, and the rest of the Holy Family, a man reading a book, and another holding by the Horns of the Altar. Some opine that the Seven Sacraments or the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy are hereon depicted. ‘ Gordon’s Monasticon, p. 563

The obvious subject is, however, Incidents in the Legendary Life of St. Mirin. (Lees, P.211) These as given in the Aberdeen Breviary, can be readily identified in the ten sculptured panels.  Proceeding from left to right we see –

  1. Mirin’s mother bringing him when a child to St. Congal at Bangor.
  2. Conga vests Mirin in his monastic dress.
  3. Mirin takes up his work as Prior.
  4. Mirin, having gone on a mission to the Irish King, is driven away by a servant from the palace door.
  5. The King is punished by having to suffer the pains of labour instead of the Queen.
  6. The Queen in bed and a nurse holding the infant.
  7. The King begs Mirin’s forgiveness.
  8. The reconcilement of the King and Queen with Mirin.
  9. Mirin in his cell, illuminated with heavenly light, is seen by a brother monk through the key-hole of the door.
  10. Mirin restores a dead man to life.

From Paisley Abbey: It’s History, Architecture & Art by The Rev. A.R. Howell, M.A.

 

 

 

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Pictures from Paisley

I’m going through all the photos I’ve taken over the last few years and can hardly believe how many there is.  I’ve been clearing out and cataloging for what feels like an eternity and still have loads more to go! So, I decided to break the monotony I’d add a little creating to the mix and make some more videos.  This one is a compilation of some of the many pics I have of my home-town, Paisley.

Wishing you all the best for 2015.

From the city that never was…..

yet……Rx

 

 

 

 

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