The XAnthos Greek Thanksgiving: Thesmophoria by Desideria
Thesmophoria, the world's very first Mother & Daughter Festival, was an ancient Greek religious festival, held in honor of the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone. It was held annually, mostly around the time that seeds were sown in late autumn – though in some places it was associated with the harvest instead – and celebrated human and agricultural fertility. Therefore, XAnthos has chosen to celebrate Thesmophoria along with Thankgiving! The festival was one of the most widely-celebrated in the Greek world. It was restricted to adult women, and the rites practiced during the festival were kept secret. The festival was celebrated only by women (especially married women), and men were forbidden to see or hear about the rites.
XAnthos Thesmophoria takes place on November 22-24th or 3rd weekend, but originally, the festival, Thesmophoria, was held during a month known as Pyanopsion (Puanepsion), in the lunisolar calendar of the Athenians. Since our calendar is solar, the month doesn't exactly match, but Pyanopsion would be, more or less, October into November, the same months as the Canadian and U.S. Thanksgivings. In ancient Greece, this was the tme of the fall planting of crops like barley and winter wheat.
During Thesmophoria, pigs are sacrificed by the women themselves and put into pits called megara. Some time later, the rotten remains of these sacrifices were retrieved from the pits by "bailers" – women who were required to spend three days in a state of ritual purity before descending into the megara. These were placed on altars to Persephone and Demeter, along with cakes baked in the shape of snakes and phalluses. These remains were then scattered on fields when seeds were sown, in the belief that this would ensure a good harvest. According to Walter Burkert, this practice was "the clearest example in Greek religion of agrarian magic". It is not certain how long the remains of the pigs were left in the megara. The fact that they had decomposed by the time that they were retrieved shows that they had been left in the pits for some time. Possibly they were thrown in during one festival and retrieved the next year. However, if they were thrown in during the Thesmophoria and retrieved in time for the sowing of seeds that year, then they may have only been left for a few weeks before being taken out again.
The Thesmophoria commemorated the kidnap of Persephone by Hades, and her return to her mother Demeter. Hades and Persephone ride the chariot on the lower part of this vase which depicts the myth; Demeter is shown on the top right corner.
The first day of the Thesmophoria was known as Kalligeneia meaning "beautiful birth" celebrating the birth of Persephone and praying for one's own fertility. Preparations for the rest of the festival were made on this day: two married women were elected to oversee the celebrations. Women also set up tents on this day; they would spend the rest of the festival staying in these rather than at home.
At this time, the preparatory night-time festival called Stenia done on the Eve of Fasting.
The second day was known as Nesteia and was a day for "fasting", imitating Demeter's mourning for the loss of her daughter. On this day, the women at the festival sat on the ground on seats made of plants which were believed to be anaphrodisiac.
The third day was known as anandos meaning "ascent" and most likely relates to the ascent of Persephone from the underworld to unite with her Mother. This is similar to Inanna's descent to the Underworld while her faithful sukkal named ninshubur is mourning and beating on drums for her return, and of course, the later plagairized patriarchal story of Jesus descending to Hell and rising again.
Carrying all the supplies they would need for 2 nights and 3 days, the women went up the hill, set up camp on the Thesmophorion (the hillside sanctuary of Demeter Thesmophoros 'Demeter the law-giver'). They then slept on the ground, probably in 2-person leafy huts, since Aristophanes* refers to "sleeping partners". The women spent the night at Eleusis in celebrating the mysteries of the goddess. Commemorating Demeter's torch-light search for her daughter, Persephone, there was a night-time torch-lit ceremony. The bailers ritually purified, descended to the megaron to remove the decayed matter thrown down earlier (either a couple of days or up to 4 months): pigs, pine cones, and dough that had been formed in the shape of men's genitals. They clapped to scare the snakes away and brought back the material so they could place it on the altars for later use as, especially potent fertilizer in the sowing of seed.
*For a humorous picture of the religious festival, read Aristophanes' comedy about a man who tries to infiltrate the women-only festival, Thesmophoriazusae (as referenced below).
Below is a picture of Kore (Persephone), daughter of Demeter, celebrated with her mother by the Thesmophoriazusae (women of the festival).
Thesmophoriazusae meaning "Women Celebrating the Festival of the Thesmophoria", sometimes also called The Poet and the Women, is one of eleven surviving plays by Aristophanes. It was first produced in 411 BC, probably at the City Dionysia. The play's focuses include the subversive role of women in a male-dominated society; the vanity of contemporary poets, such as the tragic playwrights Euripides and Agathon; and the shameless, enterprising vulgarity of an ordinary Athenian, as represented in this play by the protagonist, Mnesilochus. The work is also notable for Aristophanes' free adaptation of key structural elements of Old Comedy and for the absence of the anti-populist and anti-war comments that pepper his earlier work. It was produced in the same year as Lysistrata, another play with sexual themes.
How The Poet and the Women fared in the City Dionysia drama competition is unknown, but the play has been considered one of Aristophanes' most brilliant parodies of Athenian society with a hilarious plot......
Today, the women at the festival
Are going to kill me for insulting them.
The Ancient Greek Thanksgiving: Thesmorphia
THE DEMETER BACK-STORY
Demeter (the Greek version of the Roman goddess Ceres) was the goddess of grain. It was her job to feed the world, but when she discovered her daughter had been kidnapped, she became so depressed she wouldn't do her job. Finally, she found out where her daughter was, but that didn't help much. She still wanted Persephone back and the god who had abducted Persephone didn't want to return his lovely prize. Demeter refused to eat or feed the world until the other gods arranged a satisfactory resolution to her conflict with Hades over Persephone. After her reunion with her daughter, Demeter gave the gift of agriculture to mankind so we could plant for ourselves.
THESMOPHORIA'S RITUAL INSULTS
Before the Thesmophoria festival itself, there was a preparatory night-time festival called the Stenia. At the Stenia women engaged in Aiskhrologia, insulting each other and using foul language. This may have commemorated Iambe's successful attempts to make the grieving mother Demeter laugh.
Here's the story about Iambe and Demeter:
A long time she sat upon the stool without speaking because of her sorrow, and greeted no one by word or by sign, but rested, never smiling, and tasting neither food nor drink, because she pined with longing for her deep-bosomed daughter, until careful Iambe -- who pleased her moods in aftertime also -- moved the holy lady with many a quip and jest to smile and laugh and cheer her heart.
~Homeric Hymn to Demeter~
We are not attempting to answer all the issues concerning seed and book preservation in this post, but there's a lot to learn and who knows how much time we have left before there are no seeds or books available to the general public?!?! While we believe that the internet can be a great tool for education and communication, it should not be a replacement for books and face to face interaction. It is our opinion that losing the internet is inevitable and if you haven't read our blog post on this page titled "The Digital Tower of Babel", we highly recommend it! Not to mention the situation we face with our food supply is an utter disgrace and URGENT (along with geoengineering, etc)! Check out our blog post also on this page called "The Dumb'ing Down of Humanity" by Ian Anthony.
As XAnthos goes through our own unlearning and relearning process in attempt to reclaim and preserve the sacred knowledge and independence that's been stolen from us (which is just the tip of the iceberg); hopefully everyone can learn from what we do and be encouraged that it is NEVER too late to take back our lives!!
You can't go back to basics without going back to books. Studies show that fewer Americans are visiting libraries. According to PBS in 2015, people said they loved libraries, but aren't using them because of technology and therefore, less government & public funding. The public may say they think libraries are important, but people’s words don’t match their actions. 85% percent of Americans told pollsters that closing libraries would dramatically change their community. However, fewer than half of all survey respondents 16 & older said they had visited a library or bookmobile only ONCE in the last year. That’s down from 53 % in 2012. And today, in 2017, it is down over 65%!! At this rate it will be over 80% by 2025.
In additon to preserving relevant and valuable books, our idea is to select and collect heirloom seeds, learn how to grow them and then save the seeds each year. While we purchase our seeds primarily from rareseeds.com, we have created a Forum that will be available soon for our Seed & Book Library & EBT (Exchange, Barter & Trade) in which we will be giving our seeds away for free. Yes, that's right....FREE!! Any surplus of seeds that we have will be posted to the forum. We must note that you have to be willing to share your address so we have a place to send the seeds. This topic deserves a blog post of it's own at a later date, but no worries, FOR NOW non commercial Seed Sharing is legal and like the internet, we had better get the best we can from it before they are taken away completely and quite possibly never exist again. Regardless, the ways of the world are unsustainable and at the very least, when shit hits the fan, we won't be just doomsday preppers getting through a few months or a couple years. No, we are in it for the long hual right along side Mother Earth. What you do to her, you do to us and we've had enough.
With that said, we will be posting our very own Seed & Book Library Album on FB and this website for all to see and be inspired!
Thanks for your time!!
Stay warm and BEE Blessed Xxx <3 xxX
Planet vs Planate
Going back to basics, a planet is technically an Earth that orbits the stars, but a planate (as in natal) is when the stars orbit the Earth. The definition of "planate" is a "flattened plane and recognizes that there is a planate bedrock surface beneath the gravels". This denotes that there is a firmly rooted, immovable base/planate in which all things settle upon. Just as the sky above is an ever expansive Sky/Space that has no end, so below we have the same infinite planate.
Furthermore, the concept of infinite planate and infinite Sky/Space lends itself to the term "Realm" or "Realm of Life" OR you can take the more pessimistic view and call it the "Realm of the Dead". We tend to favor the Nikola Tesla "Earth Realm" Theory as pictured below. Speaking of Realms, most people are familiar with the bible creatures of Genesis called "The Nephilim" which is of unknown origin. But have you ever heard of the word Niflheim from Norse Mythology which literally means "realm of the dead"?
And now, for "Flat Earth 101" (we use this for search engine purposes only!) There are many, many arguments that disprove the Globe Earth model. We have chosen a few examples below but can also cover many more in live discussion.
Rotation and Speeds:
We are indoctrinated to believe the Earth is a Globe spinning at 1040 mph, orbiting the Sun at 67,000 mph, in a Solar System that is itself orbiting around the Milky Way galaxy at 514,000 mph, which is also moving through the Universe at 1.3million mph. Compare these speeds to driving down a road a just 30 mph. When you roll your window down at this speed you immediately feel the air rushing by.
So why don't we feel the effects of the Earth spinning or traveling through the universe? It is because the Earth is not a Globe, it is not spinning, and it is not orbiting the Sun or moving through the Universe. The Earth's planate is a stationary Infinite Plane/Realm.
Gravity is a law of physics that has been accepted truth for over 300 years yet there is no scientific experiment that actually proves it's existence. The original theory is based on assumptions that have never been proven. However, the existing laws of density and buoyancy perfectly explain the physics of falling objects.
If gravity is a force said to be strong enough to hold the world’s oceans, buildings, people and atmosphere stuck to the surface of a rapidly spinning ball, then it is impossible for gravity to also simultaneously be weak enough to allow little birds, bugs etc. to fly freely and unabated in any direction. Equally, if gravity is strong enough to curve the massive expanse of oceans around a globe Earth, wouldn't it would be impossible for fish and other creatures to swim through such forcefully held water.
I have heard some challenge density and buoyancy as an object does not 'know' which way it should fall so needs 'gravity'. Not so. The Earth has it's own electromagnetic pulse and objects are attracted 'towards' it due to electrostatic energy. Think of it like a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Television. When you turn the screen on and sunlight shines on it, you can observe dust particles being pulled towards the screen. That is due to electrostatic energy/attraction. The same applies to the Earth.
The Earth is said to spin in an eastward direction. As stated previously Earth spins at approximately 1040 mph at the equator. If this is true then why do Flights travelling East to West take the same time as Flights travelling West to East? A passenger jet typically travels at around 500 mph. If it travels East to West then taking the speed of rotation of the Earth, the plane would travel 1540 mph (Earth spin speed plus planes speed) if travelling West to East then the speed would be -540 mph (planes speed minus the rotation of the Earth). The only explanation for the same flight durations is the Earth is not spinning. Einstein's Theory of Relativity only proves that the Earth is an Infinite Plane/Realm. The reason for that, is that the theory of relativity does not work when applied to a plane landing on a north/south runway. The plane would constantly be flying sideways or skewed to achieve a landing which is not the case. It flies straight towards and along the runway. This proves the Earth does not spin.
If Earth were a ball with a circumference of 25,000 miles as NASA and modern astronomy claim, then spherical trigonometry implies that the surface of all standing water must curve downward an easily measurable 8 inches per mile multiplied by the square of the distance. This means along a 6 mile channel of standing water, the Earth would dip 6 feet on either end from the central peak. Every time such experiments have been conducted, however, standing water has proven to be perfectly level.
Engineers and architects are never required to factor the supposed curvature of the Earth into their projects. Canals, railways, bridges and tunnels for example are always cut and laid horizontally, often over hundreds of miles without any allowance for curvature.
The Suez Canal connecting the Mediterranean with the Red Sea is 100 miles long without any locks making the water an uninterrupted continuation of the two seas. When constructed, the Earth’s supposed curvature was not taken into account, it was dug along a horizontal datum line 26 feet below sea-level, passing through several lakes from one sea to the other, with the datum line and water’s surface running perfectly parallel over the 100 miles.
Scientists & NASA:
When faced with flat earth or any anti-globe arguments, people often initially dismiss the information they are hearing by saying 'scientists have already proven that', and they won't consider they have been lied to or even misled as they blindly trust authority. But the truth is, most scientists have not "already proven that". The foundation for the Scientific "evidence" were already established beliefs by the Elite before it was packaged to us in public schools and higher education for men to specialize in the field. So, most scientists haven't really proven anything (regarding globe earth), but have been handed the textbooks in which they learn to be mouthpieces. This is why we ask people to start doing there own research as science is not perfect and is largely bias, and often mistakes are made which are not owned up to until the weight of counter evidence is undeniable. NASA is the same way. We have already provided science examples of the gravity, flight and curvature arguments, so in this section I will focus on NASA.
All photos of the Earth that NASA produce are photoshop'd CGI graphics. NASA's Data Visualizer and Designer, Robert Simmon stated during a NASA presentation video that all images of the Globe Earth are photoshop'd CGI graphics, adding that "..they have to be!". Take a look at the picture below showing 8 official NASA photos of the Earth from the past 32 years. Note how they are all the same size but that is where the similarities end. They are all different colours, and even show the continents as different sizes yet the overall size of the Globe is the same!
The next picture example shows how a NASA graphic artist decided to cut/paste a cloud formation and duplicate it in the same photograph!
19$ Billion is spent by the US alone on NASA each year, yet they still have to fake pictures of the Globe Earth (and have a piss-poor website)...why? Because no picture exists showing the Earth as a Globe, well, perhaps it does exists, but it's not being shared with us! The Globe Theory is a fear tactic and one that makes the appear Earth insignificant and temporary which is the farthest from the truth. Even the pictures of the Earth taken from the moon have been proven to show the Earth was added to the picture at a later time than when it was taken.
NASA is a huge topic, including fake moon landings, and their involvement on another topic of Antartica. Both of which we plan to cover in their own blogs.
Note: Before reading any further, please take the time to visit the wiki to familiarize yourself with the compass rose and the drawing tool compass. Here are the links for your convenience:
The Compass Rose & The Drawing Tool Compass:
You might have noticed that the XAnthos logo is a Compass Rose or 8 point star which represents (to us) the 8 directions and is the Star of Venus, Inanna & Lakshmi. As you know, the Compass Rose is used for navigation and the drawing tool is used for ascribing circles and arcs. The North Star of the drawing tool is called it's "needle point" which is located on the steady leg, and serves as the center point of circles that are drawn. It is our theory that the magnetic north of the compass is to keep us going in circles "under the dome of control" and if you think they don't patrol the dome, think again. The drawing tool allows from a central point to draw a perfect circle around it (needle-point/north star). Basically, what the drawing tool does on paper, they did on land. They were then able to base real calculations off of this and created the Azemuthil Map.
Why Would They Lie?
There are many different reasons why they've lied to us and they have a lot to lose if their lies are exposed because the lies run so deep. XAnthos has our own theory which we plan to share in-depth another time, but the main reasons they are lying to us is to control us to their own agenda; to get away from Earth before their time is up and their mask is removed AND because they don't want to be here! They have no intention of taking everyone with them (btw, XAnthos has no desire to go with them and/or ascend) but rather intend to use our mind, body, and spirits to help them reach their "Apex". We call this Gonism and two great examples of are patriarchal, institutionalized Christianity & Islam.
What can we do to speed this along so we can unlearn and relearn and connect to our Earth Mother instead of ascending to the Sky Daddy. We believe that Globe Theory is a result of the Sun God religions where everything and everyone revolves around the Sun/Son of God. Again, this is a complex question, but it's not hard to explain or understand. Because we love music, here are two songs about the Gonism Agenda. Enjoy!
If the marks on the moon are craters from meteors and we always see the same side of the moon, did the meteors originate from the Earth?
Also, ask yourself why it is so important that we believe we are spinning when all our senses tell us we aren't. What is there to gain by convincing the world we are spinning. What do you do every day in your life in which you must account for the spin? Is there really justification to become so hostile when someone believes they AREN'T spinning?
And finally, Gai's and Gaia's, we hope you will go back into the world trusting your senses, asking questions and doing your own further research; do not just "sit n spin" and twiddle your thumbs. We hope this article has peaked your interest as well as your concern because now more than ever do we need to break the systems and institutions that enslave and oppress us.
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This blog post is inspired by a question we received which asked us "Why Northern Arizona?". XAnthos is currently in Illinois (aka ill & annoyed; sprayed and corn-fused) and plan to get out of this swamp land. There are many spiritual signs and synchronicity that led us to choosing Northern Arizona, but there are also many practical and life-saving benefits.
#1. Free from Natural Disasters!!!
There are no fault lines in Northern Arizona and has less than 1% chance of an earthquakes occurring! There is only the potential for 1 tornado per year and N. Arizona is at an altitude of 4,000 ft.+ which means that even if all of the ice in Earth melted, it would still be dry land!!!
#2. Population Density!
N. Arizona is a very remote area of the U.S. and has a low population density and availability to purchase undeveloped land is considerable.
#3. Cheap Viable Land!
Due to point #2, viable land can be purchased at low cost per acre. Although the land is overgrazed in many cases, soil can be easily amended and perma-cultures can thrive year-round.
#4. Spiritually Significant Area!
N. Arizona is a Native American spiritual center and the "Flower of Life" covers most of the region as seen in the image. Spiritual ley-lines and vortexes can be observed throughout. More on this topic another time....
#5. Gun Laws!
Arizona is an open carry state. As long as male violence is the worst problem in the world, we have the right to bear arms and have a visible deterrent. In an ideal world, XAnthos would not promote violence in any form, but as long as The Walking Dead of Patriarchy still exist, we must have ways to defend ourselves and others.
#6. Air Quality & Night Sky!
N. Arizona has 300+ days of sunshine a year and clear skies. We noticed that we could breath so much better in Arizona, even in downtown Phoenix. The night sky is something to behold and it was recently short-listed for a new multi-national space observatory.
#7. Acceptance of Diversity!
Arizona is a place for freedom OF religion or freedom FROM religion, but one thing is certain for Arizona....they all have an unmatched passion for Mother Earth!
#8. Off-Grid Capability/Allowances
Arizona is currently considering composting toilets, they permit solar and wind energy, self built and mobile homes, rain water catchment, and adverse possession laws. Unlike some states, they allow you to be totally off-grid (unlike Florida & Colorado).
Please, let us know if you have anything to add to this list!! Thanks for listening
Poster by Shelley Masters
We live in an age in which faster and smarter technology is considered a necessity, but ask yourself who really needs it, why do we need it, and what cost are we prepared to pay to have it. Take for example 5G - it is an upcoming communication technology which will allow super-fast download speeds and total connectivity coverage (including all remote/rural areas that can't currently receive 4G) across each and every country planning to roll it out. Sounds good, yes? First listen to former FCC Chair Tom Wheeler talk about the US plans for 5G...
If you are awake to what he is saying, you will have heard that 5G works in a frequency band that has not been thought possible to use before. That is because that frequency band is actually harmful to living cells, so all living things. They are also going to go straight into rolling out the technology, without any scientific or health based testing...why? One answer given by Mr Wheeler is greed...just replay what he says between 0:56 to 1:07, but there are other more serious reason on the table that you should know and are covered in the next video.
They say 5G is to service the Internet Of Things (IoT) but they fail to mention that we are the Internet of Things they want to control. 5G is being forced upon us when we don't even need it. It is dangerous technology that can be weaponized to target individuals, and communities. Also, if linked with nanotechnology it can be used to support the trans-humanist agenda to control our minds and create a 'zombie' workforce of cyborg's. Our freewill will be taken from us and we won't even notice it.
Do research on the following topics and join the dots: