During 2005 we have visited each county in England to intercede and declare God's word for the area. We also visited London as the final gathering for this initiative. Below are the trip reports from each gathering I attended. God is faithful to show us His heart for each of these areas and many times the obstacles that are hindering the area from fulfilling its destiny. We pray that England will arise and hear the call of God to take its rightful place in His Kingdom.
In His Service,
April 29, 2005
In the first place we stopped we went to the Freemason Hall. When we arrived the door was open, but after we had gone in and wanted to ask if we could have a tour, they shut the door and locked it, so we prayed and declared outside. There were many prayers made at the place of which I cannot remember them all, but in each place we asked God to move on the Moses that was in the masons to hear and see the deception he was in and come out from among them and to lead those out who were seekers of the truth. We severed the communication from the Mother Lodge of the World in London and prayed for the truth to make them free. The Freemason Hall is located across the street from the YMCA.
We went to the Islam Mosque which was situated around the large cathedral gardens. As we looked around we saw church steeples in every direction and began to cry out for the bells to ring again calling the people to the One True God. As we stood in front of the door and began to make declaration and cry out for the souls that were caught in the deception of Islam to be released (along with many other things, such as singing No Other Name) a man arrived to open the mosque for 4 pm prayer. He very obviously fumbled around trying to hear what we were saying and why we were gathered around the door.
We found that one of the strategies of the enemy is related to the location of Freemason Halls and the Islamic Mosques. Both were located in places that counter the truth that is in the same or nearby geographic location. We also found that in both counties the mosques were formerly churches that had been bought by Islam and turned into mosques.
We then went to the government building and asked God to replace the unrighteous with righteous men and women and to raise up a Cyrus in the land that could help build the Kingdom. We also asked that there would be many who would rise up in the anointing of Zerubbabel to work with the priest in building the government of God in each place.
The night meeting was great. The building was packed with people who appeared hungry for God to move in their nation. We found out that this area was the center of witchcraft in the nation. It was interesting that at each place God had shown me the manifestation of the Assyrian spirit through the worship of their gods. Here it was Zorastrianism the worship of fire. We came against the false altars and built an altar of worship to the true God and asked God for the fire of God to consume the sacrifices of the praise of the people. This was a place where the first standing stones were, but they were of wood and had of course fallen down, but there is still an ancient pathway of these wooden stones that go all the way to Stonehenge. These were ritual sites for all sorts of witchcraft and idol worship. I began by asking each person to stir the Spirit of God within, that they would become the river of living water, that they would become the intercessor who would see angels ascending and descending, that they would become the voice crying in the wilderness to prepare a people made ready for the Lord, that they would become the pool of Bethesda that would see the people healed, etc. In the end I asked them if they were willing to take up the challenge for the land and if so to stand and I would commission them for war and believe the Holy Spirit to mantle them for war and intercession.
On the way to Suffolk County we stopped at Ipswich where one of the mosques is located in the county. It was one of the most oppressive, desolate, dark places I have ever been. There were churches all around but they were all closed and boarded up. The shops were closed down, but all around us were shops with every kind of witchcraft tools available. Tarot card reading, new age healers, shops with pagan books and idols it was amazing to see what had taken over the area. There was a monument to the iron and steel works that had once been there, but now closed up. DEATH ruled in the place. Large communication towers were located on a building owned by the Islams that is next to the mosque. We began to ask God to send his warring angels to war with us over sending blocking devices to confuse their communications and to sever the communication between the mosques. I began to see the town flooded and asked God if it could be a flood of his Word that could wash the area rather than a real flood.
We then made our way to where the meeting would be held that night and went downtown to the Freemason Hall. It was again amazing to see where it was located. It was right in front of one of the gates of the city called the CHURCH GATE. There it sat in the gate to be the false religion of the land. One of the things God showed me to begin to pray was for the scripture that is mixed up in their false oaths and rituals that they learn would come alive in them. The Word of God is powerful and alive and divides asunder the soul and spirit. He upholds all things by the power of His Word. This was a new key as to how to pray for the release of the souls caught in this deception. There was also a monument to those who were burned as martyrs in 17?? So there we asked for the blood of Jesus to silence the cry of the blood. We also went to the war memorial there and did the same thing.
We then went to the government building and offered many prayers concerning the election that will take place on the 5th of May. One of the things God showed me while there was about the sovereign. They have no sovereign in England and I said this is a legal loop hole and we need to jump through it. We had with us a man who is a barrister (attorney) and in the night meeting he began to make declarations that Jesus was the sovereign over and under England. We slipped this in by our declaration and prayers and then sang the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon us.
This area was the headquarters of a woman warrior called Boudicea who carried out raids on London from here. When the Romans came in they raped her two daughters and flogged her. The husband of this woman was aligned with the Romans, but she went to war with them. She was considered a hero in England almost like with the queen. She was an idol worshipper. She worshipped Astarte, and would flay women and offer them to this goddess. Jezebel is again present as this was part of the priests she was in league with. Jezebel lived in the land of revelation (the land of Issachar) and the Lord showed me this was to be a land of revelation, but the enemy had caused their eyes to be asleep. On the way there I got so sleepy I almost fell over and I knew this was not normal for me. We called forth the revelation, the watchmen, and the intercessors to wake up and get on the wall to defend the eastern border of the land. It was interesting that where they sit geographically is exactly where Issachar sat in Israel. Britania became the Roman name for Britain – symbolism taken from Boudicea – independence, right to freedom, war goddess. This was the night that begins one of the most pagan days – May Day. We prayed against the sacrifice of virgins to this goddess and began to cry out for the youth of the land to serve the true God.
At the end of the meeting in Suffolk County the Lord said, tell them to "weigh the evidence". There were those at the meeting who had been praying for revival for 50 years, but when you weighed the evidence----it was evident something was blocking what we have been praying for. The evidence showed that the enemy was still controlling thru Islam and freemasonry (witchcraft, occult, etc) what God wanted to do, so this is a key to seeing things turned for our nations.
It is also significant that we dealt with python, divination at the gates. We asked in each place where we saw the churches boarded up for the BELLS to begin to ring again. When we finished in Suffolk, the church bells began to ring. We thought that was significant that God had heard us.
As we came within about two blocks from the venue for Middlesex we came across a place with Knights Templar on the front. We went in and there was much information there along with many pictures etc. It had been a bank at one time. There was the spirit of the Knights Templar still very much present. At the meeting it was great to have Chuck Pierce, Brian Kooiman and Marty Cassady with us. We really appreciated their effort to be with us as they had just flew in from Nigeria and were extremely tired, but pushed through to be with us, and give us the Word God had given them concerning London.
I HAD A VERY MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH
THE LORD AS I WAS SEEKING HIM CONCERNING MIDDLESEX. I heard the
Lord say – I have set my face to go to
HE THEN SAID--- WILL YOU RIDE THE WIND WITH ME ACROSS THIS NATION?
PANTING- I FELT THE Lord panting after England and he said I desire they would pant after me, THAT THEY WOULD GROAN WITH My spirit for the things of God THAT THEY WOULD WEEP as I weep over this nation.
Ps 42:1-4 “As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So my soul pants for Thee, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God;
When shall I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my food day and night,
While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"
These things I remember, and I pour out my soul within me.”
I found myself repenting and asking
God to forgive me for my little faith and asking for FAITH FOR THE
NATION of ENGLAND AT THIS TIME – I wept bitterly as I knew I needed
another level of faith to believe for
Then the Lord said I have broken down the middle wall!
Well what does that mean Lord??
“and he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcasses of their kings in their high places.
In their setting of their threshold by
my thresholds, and their post by my posts, and the wall between me
and them, they have even defiled my holy name by their abominations
that they have committed: wherefore I have consumed them in mine
anger. Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcasses of
their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for
ever. Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of
Eph 2:12-3:1 “That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together growth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
The Wall is something God has been
speaking loudly concerning
The Lord gave me the name Rabshakeh in
This is just a part of what God is
saying about this spirit of Empire…..In January 1990 while in
In the 2001 Bishop Bill Hamon put
together the vision God gave him in 1992 about the 3rd
world war that Satan had planned. In re-reading it the Lord
impressed on me what he said about
Redeeming the Time, Watchman issue - Summer 1999 – www.watchmannetwork.org.
Some time later I realized the
coalition the enemy had formed was the same demonic forces in Isaiah
20:1 and 11 Kings 18:17. This is when Sennacherib King of Assyria
came against Hezekiah and he sent him all the silver from the house
of the Lord and from the treasures of the King’s house and the gold
from the doors of the temple of the Lord - vs 17 “And the King of
Assyria sent TARTAN, and RABSARIS and RABSHAKEH from Lachish to King
Hezekiah with a great host against Jerusalem.” When I read this I
realized if Rabshakeh was over
Sennacherib = Multiplication of Islam. Allah is the continuation of the pre-Islamic moon god who is also called allah which is Arabic for “The god.” “Sin” is also a name of this same moon god. Sennacherib translates to “Sin has multiplied many brothers.” Sennacherib served sin or allah.
In the book written and published by Peter Wagner called “The Queens Domain” I wrote a chapter entitled “The Sword is Coming”, well it is here.
Quote from an official government
report on a London/Middlesex school------“Less than a fifth of
students come from a white
Note these five languages all belong
to Islamic nations, and what unites these nations is not a feeling
of being British, but of being Islamic. A demographic tendency has
been for those coming in to have parents born overseas, especially
from the Islamic world, and for those with parents born in
Chuck Pierce had a word about the
Sword hanging over
The following was provided by Francesca C. Fleming:
This thing is popping up all over the place or we are now beginning to recognise how it works.
The basis is found in 2
King 17 when the King of Assyria took
The description you gave regarding Middlesex: bullet points noted:
In addition it seems that Middlesex has never had a motto of its own! This really confirms what you are picking up – again the lack of identity and purpose.
was really increasingly swallowed up in the expansion of
COAT OF ARMS
It’s a Saxon crown and 3 Saxon swords
Dieu et mon droit (French for God and my [birth] right) has generally been used as the motto of the British monarch since it was first adopted by Henry VI in the early 15th century. It is also found on the Monarch's Coat of Arms
In choosing a motto in French rather than English, it should be noted that the English language had only recently replaced French as the language of the English ruling classes - and Henry spoke French and had been crowned King of France as well as of England. The motto of the Order of the Garter Honi soit qui mal y pense is also in French.
The phrase was allegedly first used as a password by King Richard I in 1198 at the Battle of Gisors, when he defeated the French. Its meaning was that Richard owed his royalty to no power other than God and his own heredity, and was therefore subject to no earthly power or monarch.
29 May 2005
It’s time to SHOW UP IN THE DEVILS TERRITORY WITH A MIND SET FOR VICTORY, and strike with a deadly force against these demonic spirits.
I began to see a covenant breaking spirit in the land.
There is also a false covenant with mammon
At Hertfordshire it was found that many underground tunnels existed which connected many of the important meeting places. It is said that many of the tunnels are still used by the Knights Templars. We were able to ascertain information concerning these tunnels and where the openings were. We walked the area downtown and prayed at strategic places. This is some of the information we were able to get a record of.
“The Knights Templar in Hertfordshire”
- Hertfordshire is not far from London and during the
plague parliament, the law courts and the royal courts all moved to
the County Town of Hertford. Templars from all over the world fled
Other information obtained concern the
new Pope. He has reportedly made inquiries into a secret society in
Hertford, the Knights Templar. The inquiries follow the Templars
demands last December for a papal apology by 2007 for their
persecution by the
Later on in the night meeting we declared that as watchmen and as intercessors we would wear the clothes Jesus wore----vs 17 – For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak. We declared a new garment of war and intercession.
May 25, 2005
God is saying to Cornwall – You have not been a wall about this nation, but have allowed a false wall of witchcraft to be built and this is what is allowed into the gates of the nation as you have torn down my walls and put up your own, therefore false watchmen are on the walls, witchcraft has control of the wall and the gates. This has allowed evil to enter saith the Lord. Exodus 22:18 – thou shalt not suffer or allow to exist a witch. There is a major contending with the spirit of witchcraft in this area that has spread throughout the nation.
WALL = TO HEDGE IN, FENCE UP, MAKE UP A WALL, MASON, REPAIRER = WATCHMAN
Jericho (means fragrant – moon – they were Canaanites who worshipped the moon---Canaanite means merchant, trafficker – pedlar, humiliate, vanquish, bend the knee, bring into submission-----sound familiar????) had false watchmen on the wall of the city who could not discern good from evil. There was also a harlot on the wall who had more discernment than the King or his false watchmen. Rahab (proud, to broaden, make room) said I know the Lord has given you this land and your TERROR is fallen upon us and we FAINT because of you. The spies make covenant with Rahab – our lives for your life. Put the scarlet thread in your window – the blood covenant represented here. She wound up in the hall of fame in Heb 11 and is in the lineage of Jesus himself.
Jezreel = (God will sow – plant seed, conceive, politically strong) another city that had false watchmen for Jezebel (un-married – she will not make covenant)
2 Kings 9--Jehu came to destroy her and was asked do you come for peace or war – his answer was “how can there be peace so long and Jezebel and her witchcrafts and whoredoms are so many? Jezebel will be eaten by the dogs at the WALL OF JEZREEL—1 Kings. 21—only her feet, palms of her hands and her skull are left. 2 Kings 9:37 – Jezebel will be dung on this field of Jezreel. Now that is God sowing!!!!
Prov 6:16-19 “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”
Jezebel had all these, but God destroyed her, but that demonic spirit that fueled her is still alive and well. Jesus reminds us in Rev. 2:20 “DO NOT TOLERATE THAT WOMAN JEZEBEL WHO TEACHES AND SEDUCES MY SERVANTS TO COMMIT FORNICATION AND TO EAT THINGS SACRIFIED TO IDOLS. IDOLATRY, WITCHCRAFT AND WHOREDOM, THE SAME THINGS JEZEBEL WAS FAMOUS FOR.
IT’S TIME TO BUILD A NEW WALL AND SET WATCHMEN OF GOD ON THE WALL.
Why was it so important for Nehemiah to re-build the wall of Jerusalem? The wall had been broken down and the gates burned. Ezra 9:9 – To give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem, because the people have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, the Holy seed has mingled themselves with the people of the land and the rulers have led the way in this unfaithfulness. Ezek. 44:23 they are to teach my people the difference between the holy and the profane, the clean and the unclean.
Lam 2 Daughter of Zion, the Lord has purposed to destroy your wall----O wall of the daughter of Zion let tears run down cry out in the night in the beginning of the watches for the life of the young children that faint for hunger in the streets. Your prophets have not discerned the sin of the people to turn away your captivity, but have seen false burdens.------Lu 23:28-when Jesus was on the way to the cross he said don’t weep for me, but weep for yourselves and your children, for behold the days are coming when they shall say blessed are the womb of the barren-----the wall of Jerusalem would be destroyed by the Romans and all would go into captivity.
Ezek. 13 – prophets have not gone into the gap or made up the hedge to stand in the day of battle. They say peace when there is no peace. You build a wall with un-tempered mortar (frivolity, foolish things) I will bring it to the ground ----woe to the women who carry out magic, I am against your magic charms by which you hunt souls like birds-----you shall no longer practice divination for I will deliver my people out of your hand. Ezek. 43:8 you have built a wall between my temple and theirs so they would worship their idols------the law of God’s temple is holiness!!!
Dan 5:5 - God wrote on the wall of Babylon – you have been weighed and found wanting, today your kingdom shall be ripped from you.
Daniel 9:25-26 – Daniel prophesies from the killing of Jesus war and miseries are declared from that time to the very end. Jesus said from the time of John the Baptist the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force.
God is saying, will you build a new wall for this nation ---one that will stand in the day of battle? One that will have true watchmen of God to sound the trumpet, and intercessors that will take the challenge to stand before the Lord of all the earth on behalf of the land that HE doesn’t have to destroy it???????
On our way to the venue for the meeting in Cornwall, we stopped at the witchcraft museum. Our team was joined by people from the area. It is known as the largest witchcraft collection in the world. It is one of Cornwall’s most popular museums. While in the museum there were voices over the speaker system in a language unknown. I felt it was speaking witchcraft curses, hexes, vexes, spells, so much prayer over the team and the area went forth from there. We also poured some of the elements of communion out on the area. August 16, 2004 one of the worst floods in modern British history took place and the witchcraft museum was severely damaged with 2 metres of sewage and water knocking down walls and filling up the entire ground floor. Unfortunately they salvaged 90% of the artifacts and re-opened march 25, 2005. It was a horrible place and hard to stay in, but we wanted to see the things God had been speaking to us and also to pray God would destroy this spirit in the land. The connection to Freemasonry was never more clear than here. They had a huge display of Baphomet and one of the signs there said “It is said Baphomet was worshipped by the Knights Templar.
We then met up again with the team from the area and went to pray at the government buildings and the freemason hall. There was no mosque in this particular town, but they have applied for one which we prayed would not be allowed.
Had information on a meeting in Gloucestershire in 1982 ----at this gathering they called up the spirits of Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin and Morgan le Fay and released them into the earth for the restoration of the Arthurian Kingdom. Morgan le Fay’s parents were from Cornwall and the place was familiar to her and felt she had come back home. We declared against this spirit and prayed for her influence to fall and go back to the deep.
June 4, 2005
On the county map of England, it gives a county key, and the key for Warwickshire is war= Warwickshire.
Even as Warwickshire was obliterated by the enemy in WW 2, the enemy has bombed this place over and over with his strategies and purposes. War was drawn to this area even by its name. God wants to take back Warwickshire and turn it into a place that turns out warriors that will bring victory for Him.
I heard Vulcan = god of fire and metal works – volcanic explosion. This is a manifestation of Nisroch, the vulture headed god of the Assyrians, which means to tear – bird of prey.
2 Ki 19:37-----This is the story of Rabshakeh coming to talk Jerusalem into giving up and coming under dominion of Assyria. God smote 185,000 Assyrians in one night, so Sennacherib King of Assyria returned to Nineveh and there he was worshipping in the house of his god NISROCH (Waver, scatter, sift, vagabond, wanderer, eagle) and his sons killed him with the sword. This passage is identical to the one in Isa 37:1-38. They are repeated to emphasize a different idea in each context. The passage in Isaiah marks the transition from Assyrian prominence to Babylonian supremacy. The passage in Isaiah illustrates God’s miraculous intervention. Oh God, would you do it again for us here in Warwickshire?
NISROCH - The god of Nineveh, in whose temple Sennacherib was assassinated by his sons (2 Kings 19:37; Isa 37:38). From nisr Arabic (Hebrew nesher, "eagle"), with the intensive och, "the great eagle." The eagle headed human figure that overcomes the lion or bull, depicted in colossal size upon the walls and the portals, and in the groups upon the embroidered robes; a type of the supreme God. Philo Bybl. in Eusebius, Praepar. Evang. i. 10 says first Zoroaster taught that Ormuzd the Persian god was symbolized by the eagle's head. The constellation Aquila represented it. Nisroch may be a corruption for Asarak, Assar (related to Asshur), an Assyrian god met with in many Assyrian proper names. Septuagint in many copies have for N. Asorach, Esorach, for which Josephus (Ant. 10:1, section 5) has Araskes. Sir H. Rawlinson says "Asshur had no temple in Nineveh in which Sennacherib could have been worshipping." Jarchi explains Nisroch "a beam of Noah's ark." Nisroch is apparently the eagle headed winged figure, with cone in one hand and basket in the other, taken from the N.W. palace, Nimrud. G. Rawlinson says Nisr is not found with this meaning, and Nisroch nowhere in the inscriptions; Nisroch he regards as a corruption. (from Fausset's Bible Dictionary----this god is very visible in all the Assyrian statues in the British Museum.)
There is an area in the Southern part called The Vale of the Red Horse. This is like Zech 1:8, the red horse represents vengeance of God, war and bloodshed. This is what this Assyrian god brings is war and bloodshed. Also Zoroaster was the inventor of fire worship. Once again this is speaking of war and blood shed.
One very interesting thing here in Zechariah is that the measuring line has been turned into a positive symbol of blessing instead of judgment recorded in Amos 7:7-9. Can we ask and believe to receive from God as we war against His enemies that God Himself will turn the symbol of the sword that is hanging over England into a blessing?
There is a mantle of the warrior in this land, but the question is, who will wear it? Call the warriors of God to arise and report for duty. Are you willing to take the challenge presented by the Assyrian god Nisroch and believe God is on our side and will once again defeat this enemy?
We sent three teams out to pray. One went into the government headquarters, one to the Islamic mosque, and one to the war memorial and the Freemasons hall. Once again God gave keys for praying for those caught in the deception.
2 Cor 10:2-6 (TLB) –“I hope I won't need to show you when I come how harsh and rough I can be. I don't want to carry out my present plans against some of you who seem to think my deeds and words are merely those of an ordinary man. It is true that I am an ordinary, weak human being, but I don't use human plans and methods to win my battles. I use God's mighty weapons, not those made by men, to knock down the devil's strongholds. These weapons can break down every proud argument against God and every wall that can be built to keep men from finding him. With these weapons I can capture rebels and bring them back to God and change them into men whose hearts' desire is obedience to Christ. I will use these weapons against every rebel who remains after I have first used them on you yourselves and you surrender to Christ.”
We thanked God that the weapons of our warfare are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. We began to pray, and execute the Word of God against the mind of the system of the beast, (Rev. says they will be of one mind), and began to stand against the arguments and rebellion (which is the root of Freemasonry) that holds their minds captive against the knowledge of Christ.
It was also discovered that the Knights Templars came first to a place in Warwickshire called Temple Balsall. While that in itself may not be significant-----our county coordinator for the county of Warwickshire said the shield or crest of Warwickshire meant hidden treasures (and perhaps hidden treasure of darkness). I asked her if she would take on the assignment of finding out all this information and taking a team there to declare Isa 45 over the area. She said that very chapter had been prophesied over her just recently and she would gladly take it on. Her name is Carol, so let’s remember to pray for her.
June 8, 2005
This is a place with a big heart, but the heart of God has been compromised. This compromise has stopped the heart of God from beating in this place. Oh God would you cause your heart to beat again in this place…..
It is the place of the Iron Gate – this is the same gate as the gate of hell, which Jesus said the church that HE builds this gate of hell will not overpower them. This was spoken to Peter as Jesus said on the revelation of who I AM will I build My Church. So then Peter comes face to face with this Iron Gate.
Acts 11-12 ----This is the report of the gospel which says--- also unto the gentile have I come. The same salvation for the Jew is also available to the gentile. Vs 1 says the gentiles received the Word of God. Peter shows up at the house of Cornelius vs 14 – who shall tell thee words thereby thou and all thy house shall be saved, and as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. For God has also to the gentiles granted repentance unto life. Ch 12 – Herod has killed James and John and intends to do the same with Peter. He puts him in prison, but prayer was made without ceasing of the Church of God for him. The angel of the Lord comes to Peter in prison and leads him past the first and second watch unto the IRON GATE that leads to the city which opened to them of his own accord,
Jesus warned the disciples to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Herod – legal self righteousness, exclusivity and deism – to make a god, idolatry. There is a leaven that is spreading in this territory, and it is the leaven of Herod. Herod means hero, heroic, view, form, shape, appearance. This spirit of Herod will kill the messenger of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Acts 17:16 – Paul said the city of Athens was wholly given to idolatry, but he preached of the resurrection which made the difference between the gods they served and the Lord Jesus Christ. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation to all who believe. Herod had locked the Gospel out of the city, but supernatural intervention by the Angel of the Lord unlocked the gate.
So how do we break open this Iron Gate? Pray without ceasing (more intense and earnest).
Why would you need to do this? God has placed you in a HARVEST FIELD. The fields are white unto harvest, but the laborers are few. Therefore, prayer to the Lord of Harvest needs to be intensified. There is an anointing of the evangelist in this territory. Who will wear it???
Led a prayer team to the Freemasons hall, war memorial and throughout much of the city and also to the largest most modern Islamic mosque I have ever seen. They are also expanding it to house an Islamic school. Walking the streets was like being in another nation. I have never seen such a diversity of people. We asked the Lord for supernatural intervention and for His heart to beat in this city.
Christina provided the following:
A group of Watchmen (Prayer for Leicester) have been engaged in addressing
various historical/spiritual issues in the city over the last years, which has included
repentance and a public renouncing by the council of an ancient charter expelling the
Jews from Leicester by Simon DeMontfort. This received national and international
coverage at the time.
Sue Allison offered the following:
Bryn Jones saw fire across the county – cleansing fire
Also seen by others
There would be god fearers in the city prophesied to Ian Jones from all nations church – where we are meeting several times
This was presented by another spiritual mapper:
The following points will give you a feel of the ‘nature of Leicester’.
It is also interesting that Leicester’s twin city is Strasbourg; the home of the European court of Justice.
June 24, 2005
Place of the Knights of the Round Table. I see valiant men fighting for the rights of the little people. Much abuse of the little people ---much disgrace concerning the common people. Break between common and royalty, between the bluebloods and the commoner. Berkshire is to be a womb of healing for the common man – something around 1,000 years ago needs cleansing. Berkshire is a gateway for portions to be sent to Jerusalem.
The meaning of “Common” in the New Testament is “shared by all – defiled – unclean – defiled – profane – association – companionship Acts 10:28 – Call no MAN common or unclean.”
Eph 2:14-“For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;”
Place of rulership, but has been betrayed by “The Lady of the Lake.” She took the place of Merlin and became Arthur’s wizard and gave him the sword, so she thinks she has the sword of rulership, but God is shifting things tonight.
Berkshire is a place of mystery, myth and legend, Kings and knights, witchcraft and treasure.
of Royal St. George
Though King Arthur favoured Camelot and Caerleon as his chief seats of power, his father King Uther Pendragon, Emperor of Britain, had always loved Uffington above all his palaces. It was from Uffington Castle that Merlin had turned a flock of sheep, grazing below Kingstone Down, to stone; and it was here that the Old Emperor died. While Merlin whisked little Arthur away to be raised in safety, King Uther was buried under a large mound, a small hill even, near his favourite home. The country became split once more into numerous minor kingdoms, while Arthur’s return was awaited; but it would be many years before he would slip the sword from the stone and re-unite his Empire. Some of the sub-kingdoms flourished during this period of independence, but that centred around the Berkshire Downs was not so fortunate. The local King who had taken power in Uffington after Uther’s death had thought that the Emperor’s tomb would bring wealth to his kingdom through the visits of pilgrims; but the monument was nothing but a blight on his people. King Uther, as befitted a mighty Emperor, had been buried along with many of his finest treasures. Unfortunately, the smell of so much gold and silver had attracted the attention of a ferocious dragon. It had flown straight to King Uther’s tomb and taken up residence as guardian of the Imperial treasure.
At Windsor –
The chapel of St. George is the home of the ORDER OF THE GARTER which is an Order of chivalry going back to the medieval times. It consists of sovereign and 25 male members known as knights companions. Known as supernumerary knights and ladies. The emblem on the garter means “SHAME ON HIM WHO THINKS ILL OF IT.” The Order is sometimes known as Royal Knights. Poor knights were originally impoverished. The following history provided us with additional insight about the area:
The Chapel of the Order is St. George's Chapel, Windsor, located in the Lower Ward of Windsor Castle. It was founded for the Order in 1475. The order once held frequent services at the Chapel, but they became rare in the eighteenth century. Discontinued after 1805, the ceremony was revived by George VI in 1948 and it has become an annual event. On a certain day each June, the members of the Order (wearing their ceremonial vestments and insignia) meet in the state apartments in the Upper Ward of Windsor Castle, then (preceded by the Military Knights) process on foot down through the castle to St Georges Chapel for the service. If there are any new knights, they are installed on this occasion. After the service, the members of the Order return to the Upper Ward by carriage. The arms of Knights and Ladies (as well as the Sovereign) may be encircled by the Garter. Knights and Ladies of the Garter are assigned positions in the order of precedence, coming before all others of knightly rank, and also above baronets. (See order of precedence in England and Wales for the exact positions.) The Chancellor of the Order is also assigned a precedence, but this is purely academic since today the Chancellor is always also a Knight Companion, with a higher position by that virtue. (In fact, it is unclear whether the Chancellor's tabled precedence has ever come into effect, since under the old system the office was filled by a diocesan bishop of the Church of England, who again had higher precedence by virtue of that office than any which the Chancellorship could bestow on him.)
To the county of Berkshire:
God said you have been given a charge which means “watch, the act custody, the sentry, keep, office, ordinance, hedge with thorns- constitute – enjoin – send with command – send a messenger – set in order ----in 1 Timothy 5:21 it means mandate. ”
The modern day Knights of the Round Table--------From this area of the Knights of the Round Table – if you will take the third watch and pray about the G8 summit, the Ancient of Days will show up in the fourth watch of the meeting and surprise us all. For the Lord says I long to sit at this round table with these 8 men and call them My Knights, for surely the dragon awaits the birth of something new to devour it before it is fully birthed. For surely from this meeting can launched the greatest evangelistic move the earth has ever seen. You have 21 days in which to make a difference, therefore this charge I give unto you.
In asking the Lord the name of the territorial spirit I heard “Lady of the Lake.”
The Lady of the Lake
There is something God wants to do from this seemingly insignificant place that will be heard around the world. It is a rulership that the church needs to take hold of in this place where rulership resides in the land.
There was much that took place at the meeting in Berkshire. The above are simply my notes of what I was hearing from God. But the most amazing thing to me was that God wanted us to rule in the midst of our enemies from this place of rulership. We ended by making declarations that the G-8 Summit would be our target as God had said they were the modern day knights of the round table. We took authority over the Satanists that are calling in demonic spirits to rule over this meeting. We took the charge of taking the third watch and believing the Ancient of Days would show up and sit with these men and cause the mind of Christ to rule rather than the mind of Satan. These men could pave a road into the nations for the Gospel of the Kingdom to be preached to the ends of the earth. Amazing when you realize these nations represented are all representatives from the 40/70 window except USA. The 40/70 window has been the target of the prayer movement for five years now and God is about to move in an awesome way.
The current G-8 leaders are:
June 29. 2005
This county shares much of the same things Berkshire is known for including the place of the Knights of the Round Table. I believe God is once again saying continue to declare into the G 8 summit to see the nations of the 40/70 window changed for my glory.
I hear piracy as a spirit over the territory. From this place lawlessness is going forth and one of the main ways it is manifesting is piracy.
From this place is to flow a river of life with the leaves of the trees for the healing of the nation. A womb – from your belly – your womb – you must birth something here that brings healing to the nations.
We are to be a river of life – living waters. We are also to be a tree of life that bears fruit. He is the life and He says if you don’t eat of My body and drink My blood you are none of Mine. If we have been commissioned to disciple nations – how will we do that without producing the river and the trees and the leaves?
Mt 21:19-22 - “And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away. And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
John 15:1-8 – “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”
In Revelation we have the anti-type of the type we are to be. In the beginning there was only one tree of life – when man sinned death came into the world, but Jesus came to give us life and that more abundantly. Therefore, we are now the planting of the Lord and there are numbers no one can count of trees and waters of life and we are to bring the gospel of the kingdom which brings life.
Rev 22:1-3 – “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him.”
We serve Him NOW – we eat His life and bear His fruit and heal nations.
Unwalled - Build up the wall – call forth the watchman to guard the nations.
Drive the sword of the Lord into the round table of the G 8 – ask the Ancient of Days to pull it out and knight these men and divide---soul/spirit---heart of stone/ heart of flesh---mind of satan/mind of Christ----personal acclaim and political clout/people---goat nations/sheep nations---evil/righteousness---worship of idols/worship of Jesus---Build a highway for the Eternal Gospel into the 40/70 nations that they might become Christian again.
It is quite amazing to see these 40/70 window nations represented at this G-8 Summit. God is doing something in this window to give these nations the opportunity to become sheep nations. Pray the mind of Christ into this meeting; that they will be of one mind and cut off the mind of the illuminati and the mind of Satan; and that the Spirit of God will cause their minds to be pulled into the obedience of Christ and the Ancient of Days to rule.
June 30, 2005
HADRIAN’S WALL ENTRY WAY
Tartan – the Field Marshall of the Assyrian army is over all of the North. This has even been used as the names of the clans of Scotland and has kept the war brewing between Scotland and England, but especially the North. It is a place of walls, of which the most notable is Hadrian’s wall. The wall of the Lord has been disassembled and God is calling for the watchmen to build a wall by becoming the wall.
ASHERAH TERRITORIAL SPIRIT
Newcastle is the No. 1 place in England for one night stands
People come from London for this. The other cities that rate high with this are:
Manchester, Birmingham, and London but Newcastle is number 1.
Newcastle has the highest rate of unwed mothers.
There are blocks of gay night clubs. Newcastle has one of the highest numbers of gay people.
The gay crowd, as well as the University here, contributes to the high number of one night stands.
Asherah – Name of the principality over the area.
1 Ki 15:13 – 1 Ki 18:19 – 2 Ki 23:4 -2 Ki 21:7 – 2 Ch 15:16
Assyrian origin of the Goddess – wife of war god Asir-national god of Assyria
Goddess of fertility – Ashtoreth, known as the same, passed into a moon goddess
Trunk of a tree her symbol – 400 prophets of the groves connected with Jezebel
She was also a Canaanite goddess who appeared as Lady of the sea. When I flew into Newcastle the first time I saw Neptune rising from the sea. He is known as the god of the sea, thereby ruling the sea trade routes. They are consorts.
Chief goddess of Tyre – Assyrian – known for its trade – destroyed for unrighteous trade.
Consort of Baal. This deity, known as lady of the sea, and Neptune are manifested as the Gods of the Tyne.
Elijah dealt with the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of the groves (Asherah)
Goddess of sensual love and fertility – reproduce after their own kind
Jezebel fed the prophets of Asherah and took care of them and they prophesied what she wanted to happen.
Astarte – another name connected to Asherah – specialized in sex and war, lust and murder. Licentious worship in her honor
Solomon succumbed to her voluptuous worship – 1 Ki 5:2 – 2 Ki 23:13
I dealt with Astarte in deliverance and found out that this spirit draws to it warlocks whose job it is to present to this goddess the sacrifice she requires - virginity. The warlock steals the virginity and then is not interested in that person again.
Gods of the Tyne – the two, one male and one female, calling to the spirits in those who are willing to fall into worshipping in this manner. No wonder number one in one night stands. These two statues stand on the bank of the River Tyne next to the bridge called the “Eye of the Tyne.”
The word 'Asherah is from the root 'ashar, to be straight, erect, or upright. From this comes the meaning, in a moral sense, to be upright, hence, to prosper or be happy. The 'Asherah was so called because it was something set upright or erect in the ground, and worshipped. The word occurs forty times, and only a careful study of each passage will give a correct view.
Compared with this, all that men may think or say about the 'Asherah is of little value. The word is always rendered grove or groves in the Authorized Version; and always left as a proper name in the Revised Version.
From a conspectus of the passages, we learn that it was either a living tree with the top cut off, and the stump or trunk fashioned into a certain shape (Deuteronomy 16:21); or it was artificially fashioned and set erect in the ground (Isaiah 17:8. 1 Kings 14:15; 16:33). It was made of wood (Judges 6:26) or stone. What the shape was is indicated in 1 Kings 15:13, and 2 Chronicles 15:16, where in the Authorized Version. "an idol in a grove", should be (as in the Revised Version) "an abominable image for an 'Asherah". It could be "cut down" (Exodus 34:13, the first occurrence of the word); "plucked up" (Micah 5:14); "burnt" (Deuteronomy 12:3); or "broken in pieces" (2 Chronicles 34:4).
It is often coupled with mazzevoth, or stone "pillars" (Revised Version) (and rendered images in Authorized Version), connected with Baal-worship.
That it could not have been in a "grove" is clear from 2 Kings 17:10, where it is forbidden to set one up "under any green tree".
While it is distinguished from Ashtoreth the goddess, it is yet associated with that goddess, Ashtoreth being representative of the productive (or passive) principle of life; and Baal being representative of the generative (or active) principle.
The image which represents the Phoenician Ashtoreth of Paphos, as the sole object of worship in her temple, was an upright block of stone, anointed with oil, and covered with an embroidered cloth.
Such stones are to be met with all over the Semitic world; especially in Babylonia, in Syria, Palestine and Arabia. Even the Mahommedan sacred stone (kaaba) at Mecca remains an object of reverence.
The place Beth-el was so called because of its anointed stone. There was another Beth-el in Northern Israel.
Two columns of stone stood before every Phoenician temple. Those at Tyre are described by Herodotus (ii. 44); and the "pillars of the sun" are mentioned in 2 Chronicles 34:4. Isaiah 17:8, etc.
Like every form of "religion," it had to do with the "flesh;" and hence, by the law of evolution (which is seen operating only in human affairs) it soon became corrupted. Evolution is seen in the progress of man's works, because he begins from ignorance, and goes on learning by his mistakes and failures. From the moment he ends his works devolution at once sets in and deterioration begins. This is specially true in the "religious" sphere. All religions have become corrupt.
So with the 'Asherah. Originally a tree, symbolical of the "tree of life," it was an object of reverence and veneration. Then came the perversion of the earlier idea which simply honoured the origin of life; and it was corrupted and debased into the organ of procreation, which was symbolized by the form and shape given to the 'Asherah. It was the Phallus image of Isaiah 57:8, and the "image of the male", Ezekiel 16:17.
These symbols, in turn, became the incentive to all forms of impurity which were part of its libidinous worship, with the swarms of "devotees" involved in its obscene orgies.
The serpent was accepted as the symbol of the nexus, and was thus associated with the "pillar" and the "tree". Hence, it too became an object of worship.
The principal factor in this form of Canaanite idolatry is that it was not a primitive conception of a religious rite, but the corruption of an earlier idea which began with honouring the origin of life.
All the ancient systems of idolatry, connected with Astrology and Mythology, etc., were, in the same way, not original inventions of what was new; but the corruption of what was old, and the perversion of primitive truth.
There can be no doubt about its being, in its essence, Phallic worship pure and simple, whatever may have been its origin. This abomination was common to all the ancient nations; and relics of it are found to-day in various forms, in India and elsewhere. The menhirs of the Celtic religion are the true descendants of the 'Asherim.
At first it was centred in the Canaanitish nations; and from them it spread to the others. It was the great abomination of Canaan, and that is one reason why the Canaanites, as the descendants of the Nephilim, had to be destroyed by the sword of Israel. The other reason was the origin of those nations themselves (see Appendix 23 and Appendix 25), with which it was closely connected. The first mention of the 'Asherah stamps it as being the special object of Jehovah's hatred. It is given to explain His name as "jealous"; for that is the name He takes in denouncing it. Compare His threats in 1 Kings 14:15; 15:13; 16:32, 33; 2 Chronicles 36:14, etc.
It led to Israel's banishment from the land; and subsequently to that of Judah's.
It is still preserved in veiled language in secret fraternities, Freemasonry, Theosophy 1, and in the Roman Church; language so conceals it that probably those who use it to-day have little idea of what they are perpetuating; while the ancient symbols I O proclaim "sex as the true God of Hosts," as the Kabbala declares.
A recrudescence of this is more than hinted at; and it will be better understood when "the abomination" of Antichrist shall stand once again 2 in the Temple at Jerusalem (Matthew 24:15).
The following passages will show further the nature of this form of idolatry :- Jeremiah 5:7; 7:30, 31; 19:4, 5; 37:34 - 35. Hosea 4:12 - 14. Amos 2:7 - 9.
The word 'Asherah is noted in the margin of each passage where it occurs in The Companion Bible, but the following complete list is given to put the student in possession of the whole of the data; and thus to enable him to form his own conclusions.
1 See The Perfect Way, page 2, and The Computation of 666, pages 105-9.
2 Matthew 24:15; compare Daniel 9:27; 12:11.
July 14, 2005
As I prayed for Surrey I saw an umbilical cord right into the Mithras temple in the center of the financial district in London. The financial district is built around the ruins of a Mithras temple.
While in London we went to the guildhall and dealt again with Gog and Magog – (gods over London) Pastor Jane Hamon felt it was connected to Gad and Meni, the Babylonian gods of wealth and destiny. The guildhalls are the center of government. The guildhall in London is run by the liveries and all are high freemasons.
The ancient Roman religion known as the Mithraic mysteries has captivated the imaginations of scholars for generations. There are two reasons for this fascination. First, like the other ancient "mystery religions," such as the Eleusinian mysteries and the mysteries of Isis, Mithraism maintained strict secrecy about its teachings and practices, revealing them only to initiates. As a result, reconstructing the beliefs of the Mithraic devotees has posed an enormously intriguing challenge to scholarly ingenuity. Second, Mithraism arose in the Mediterranean world at exactly the same time as did Christianity, and thus the study of the cult holds the promise of shedding vital light on the cultural dynamics that led to the rise of Christianity.
If Mithras was in fact believed to be capable of moving the entire universe, then he must have been understood as in some sense residing outside of the cosmos. This idea may help us to understand another very common Mithraic iconographical motif: namely, the so-called "rock-birth" of Mithras. This scene shows Mithras emerging from the top of a roughly spherical or egg-shaped rock, which is usually depicted with a snake entwined around it.
The reformation of Zarathustra retained the hundreds of Persian deities, assembling them into a complex hierarchical system of 'Immortals' and 'Adored Ones' under the rule of either Ahura- Mazda or Ahriman. Within this vast pantheon, Mithras gained the title of 'Judger of Souls'. He became the divine representative of Ahura-Mazda on earth, and was directed to protect the righteous from the demonic forces of Ahriman. Mithras was called omniscient, undeceivable, infallible, eternally watchful, and never-resting.
In the Avesta, the holy book of the religion of Zarathustra, Ahura-Mazda was said to have created Mithras in order to guarantee the authority of contracts and the keeping of promises.
The name Mithras was the Persian word for 'contract'.
The divine duty of Mithras was to ensure general prosperity through good contractual relations between men. It was believed that misfortune would befall the entire land if a contract was ever broken
Mithras was worshipped as guardian of arms, and patron of soldiers and armies. The handshake was developed by those who worshipped him as a token of friendship and as a gesture to show that you were unarmed. When Mithras later became the Roman god of contracts, the handshake gesture was imported throughout the Mediterranean and Europe by Roman soldiers
As 'God of Truth and Integrity', Mithras was invoked in solemn oaths to pledge the fulfillment of contracts and punish liars. He was believed to maintain peace, wisdom, honour, prosperity, and cause harmony to reign among all his worshippers. According to the Avesta, Mithras could decide when different periods of world history were completed. He would judge mortal souls at death and brandish his mace over hell three times each day so that demons would not inflict greater punishment on sinners than they deserved.
The Babylonians also incorporated their belief in destiny into the Mithraic worship of Zurvan, the Persian god of infinite time and father of the gods Ahura-Mazda and Ahriman. They superimposed astrology, the use of the zodiac, and the deification of the four seasons onto the Persian rites of Mithraism.
The degree of Perses (Persian) under moon, The initiate to this grade obtained through it an affiliation to that race which alone was worthy of receiving the highest revelations of wisdom of Magi (Fanz Cumont, Rapport sur une mission a Rome, in Academic des inscrition et Belles-Letters, Comptes Rendes, 1945 p.418).
The Roman army first encountered the cult of Mithras in Persia (modern Iran) during the reign of the emperor Nero although its origins in India have been traced back to 1400 BC. One of the many mystery cults that the Romans introduced from the east, Mithraism first appealed to slaves and freedmen but with Mithras's title Invictus, the cult's emphasis on truth, honour and courage, and its demand for discipline soon led to Mithras becoming a god of soldiers and traders.
Various stories survive to account for Mithras's birth. Often he is depicted springing from the living rock or from a tree; at Housesteads on Hadrian's Wall, however, there was a tradition that he was born from the Cosmic Egg. This sculpture shows Mithras bursting from the Egg whilst holding in his upraised hands the Sword of Truth and Torch of Light. Around him in an egg-shaped frame is the Cosmos containing the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac. This is an unique representation in Britain and is thought to be the earliest surviving representation of the Signs of the Zodiac in the north-west provinces of the Roman Empire
The worshippers of Mithras were divided into seven grades, each marking a stage of knowledge in the cult's mysteries. An initiate started as Corax (the Raven), then moved progressively through the stages of Nymphus (bridegroom), Miles (soldier), Leo (lion), Perses (Persian), Heliodromus (Runner of the Sun) before reaching the ultimate grade of Pater (Father). Each grade wore a costume and headmask to symbolize his grade.
There is much more which talks about the slaying of the bull and its blood from which all life springs.
This all sounds so much like freemasonry.
Gog and Magog inspired by Gad and Meni
Mark Roberts provided the following:
"Gad" and "Meni" were mentioned when we visited the Guildhall. In the Amplified in Isaiah 65: 11-12 these names are retained and not translated as "fortune" and "destiny" as they are in other translations.
12I will destine you [says the Lord] for the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter, because when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not listen or obey. But you did what was evil in My eyes, and you chose that in which I did not delight.
Gad and Meni were also the gods of gambling, and gambling is something the English are renowned for. [A German once said to me "you gamble over everything in this country." For many, "the outsiders", the uncertainty of short-term financial speculation (get rich quick schemes) is really a form of gambling, while "the insiders" are relatively safe in making profits and avoiding losses. So Gad and Meni as the gods of gambling affect the distribution of wealth through "loading the dice" in favour of the powerful few. But I think gambling is just one of their aspects and that they control the whole "money system."
I think it is the "money system" that has diverted the "ruling class" of this nation to the support of the Arabs, because of oil, rather than Israel. This may be why Gad and Meni will inspire the Gog and Magog invasion of Israel or maybe because Israel will become the richest nation in the world.
I note the reference to the "sword" in this passage. One sentence in Chuck Pierce's word given in May seems to stand out:
"Contend for My sword to begin to lead you in victory against the giants that you have been unwilling to face in the past. This is your time.”
If we are fearful of contending with giants, do they then appear to us as "gods"? Gog and Magog were the corrupted names of legendary giants before they gained the status of gods.
I am also thinking of David's sword cutting off the head of another giant. Maybe, the sword of the Lord will decapitate the money system that has been heading this nation? In my last message, I mentioned the decapitation of King Charles (with an axe, I now add) which ended the English Civil War, but I believe we are still now fighting this same war, but in the spirit, and against the forces behind his namesake, Prince Charles. I believe this earlier war was largely fought with carnal weapons and that a spiritual decapitation had also been needed.
When we visited the freemason temple, they were building a new center located on the river. The temple will include a restaurant open to the public and will have access to the boat traffic on the river. The construction looks very much like Solomon’s temple. We were able to pray about the foundations as it was in the building stage. The people with us have decided to go back and continue praying at this area. They are turning the old hall into apartments, so the building expansion is quite extensive.
There was quite a distance to cover this day, so we had to split the teams. One team went to the Islamic mosque which I believe may have been the first mosque in England. Another team went to the government buildings and an area where there was a war area where a significant battle took place.
July 13, 2005
As I have prayed about Devon I keep seeing a monster of sorts. It is two headed, like something trying to be cloned. Sort of like Dagon and sort of like Frankenstein. Any time there are two heads a monster is created, even in the church.
With this vision I searched the scriptures knowing that a monster had been created that had opened the way for the seat of Satan, the throne of iniquity, and Dagon.
Seat of Satan - The church in Pergamos is addressed in Revelation 2:12-17, verse 13 ties the church to the seat of Satan implying that Pergamos was a place of wickedness as if Satan were enthroned there.
The throne of iniquity is described in Psalm 94:20 as a place where the wicked have great power. God will not tolerate evil in His presence.
Dagon, the god of the Philistines, – means to move rapidly – to spawn i.e. become numerous – fish god.
In 1 Chronicles 10:1-6 we find that the Philistines killed Saul’s whole household. Verse 7 reports that the Philistines took over the cities of Israel and lived in them. They took Saul’s head and armor and sent word throughout the cities to proclaim the news in the temple of their gods. Saul’s armor was placed in the house of their gods and his head in the temple of Dagon
Judges 16:18- 23 - Samson, a judge of Israel, was seduced by Delilah who was working with the Philistines. After Deliah had discovered the secret of his strength she called on the Philistines who bore out his eyes and took him to Gaza where he was bound with fetters. Verse 23 – the Philistines gathered together for a great feast to their god Dagon.
1 Samuel 4:12-18 Eli, the priest and judge, died after hearing that his two sons had diee at the hands of the Philistines. 1 Samuel 4:19- Eli’s daughter-in-law, Phinehas’ wife, gave birth to Ichabod, and said when she saw her son, “the glory has departed from Israel” because the ark of God had been captured and because her father-in-law and husband were dead. 1 Samuel 5 - The Philistines took the ark of God into the house of Dagon at Ashdod. The god Dagon fell off his throne with his head and the palms of his hand cut off. As long as the ark of God was in their land, God’s had was heavy on the people bringing deadly destruction throughout. 1 Samuel 6:1 - After 7 months, the Philistines returned the ark because of the curse of the Lord against them.
This is a spirit that has the ability to take off the heads of kings, judges, and priests if it is not driven out of the land.
Philistine = roll in dust – wallow self – rolling- migratory, migrants – they carried their gods into war with them and then put their triumphs in the temple of their god. They had priests, diviners, soothsayers.
Frankenstein – a monster – to make the creature victor Frankenstein dabbled among the unhallowed damps of the grave – frequented dissecting rooms and slaughter houses. It was a sharp deviation from normal human development. It fascinated anatomists. This monster had a transplanted brain from a criminal which caused it to be demented, etc. Altered the genetic shape of future generations thru EUGENICS (CAUSING IMPROVEMENT OF HEREDITARY QUALITIES. Trying to design destiny.
There is something very sinister about all this which causes me to believe we need to sever this thing in pieces. I cautioned the watchmen and intercessors to be watching for things connected to genetic alteration. The next day an article was in the newspaper talking about new medication to alter the mind.
The prayer time in the afternoon was very anointed and effective. The place of the freemason’s hall had a high fence and a huge padlock on the iron gate. We prayed this gate of hell would open as the iron gate did for Peter and allow the captives to go free. The Islamic Mosque was quite extensive as they had bought up a large area of buildings surrounding it. We prayed they would come to know Jesus – not only as a prophet, but as Jesus, the Christ, the Son of the Living God. We went into the guildhall and I was allowed to sit in the mayor’s chair and made declarations concerning righteousness in government. We then went into the private chambers and prayed and declared the word of the Lord there. It was amazing as the crest over the mayor’s chair was semper fidelis – “always faithful.” I said this is the U.S. Marines motto. The man in charge of the hall said we had it first. I agreed that we probably borrowed it from them. We then went to the war memorial and to the old wall where the last witch in England was tried and hung just before they made witchcraft legal in England. We prayed and the English repented for tolerating witchcraft.
August 18, 2005
As I prayed about this county I heard the Lord say it was a hub of goddess worship. As I looked at the map of England I saw very clearly the hub. It is a place where four counties come together and form a hub right in the very center of England. It includes the counties of Derbyshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire. When Chuck Pierce was here back in May the Word of the Lord from him was that the gate of the nation would be established in the center of the nation, and it would be decided whether heaven would rule or hell would rule. I felt this was a major thing that had to be dealt with in this hub at the center of the nation. Then the Lord began to show me that the goddess worship had taken on a face of “religion.” As you can see in this report the worship of saints plays a big part in these counties. As I thought about it---the largest demonstration of goddess worship in hundreds of years happened when Princess Diana died here in England. This is a major thing that must be addressed in this nation in order for the true worship of the King of Kings to come forth. The people seemed very receptive and ready to take the steps necessary to deal with this. There is much more that could be put in this report, but it certainly gives the overall view of what God is putting His finger on.
The following information was sent to me by Mark Roberts who has done an incredible job of searching out this for me.
Unexpectedly for a midland county, Derbyshire has maintained to some of its earliest pagan traditions, despite later invasions by the Romans, the Angles and the Danish Vikings. It was populated by a Celtic tribe, the Coritani, and in the North of the county and further beyond, there was another more war-like tribe called the Brigantes. “In the province of Brigantia, all deities were subject to the mother goddess of the same name – the (so-called) living goddess of water.” (From p.29, Childs, Joy, A history of Derbyshire, Phillimore, 1987. (so-called was inserted))
The region was popular with the Romans as a major source of lead and other minerals and mining has always been an important local industry. After their departure, the area of Derbyshire eventually became part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia and the county was closely associated with neighboring Nottinghamshire in terms of local customs. The Anglo-Saxon capital was Repton, also a Christian centre that came to be desecrated by the Vikings. They made their own capital eight miles further North in Northworthy, which they renamed as Deoraby, now Derby, from which the county takes its name. Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln, Stamford and Leicester were the five, East Midland, Danish burhs during the period of the Danelaw. Derby was subsequently recaptured to become part of Anglo-Saxon England again until it was the turn of the Normans to take over the country.
In carrying out this piece of research for Derbyshire, it seems that the pagan Celtic aspects of the county have stood out as the dominant factor. These relate to the North-western part of the county, an area known as the Peak District, which, more properly, comprises a wider area including parts of the surrounding counties of Staffordshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester (Lancashire) and Yorkshire. Peak District paganism is not "new age" inasmuch as it has probably persisted in measure since Celtic times. Furthermore, unlike the “new age religions,” its adherents have not generally been hostile to cultural Christianity, since traditionally church-going has gone along with parallel beliefs rooted in the older superstitions. This is not to discount the fact that an outright occultism has also run alongside this pagan-Christian syncretism.
2. Stone circles
The Peak District is famous for a number of stone circles, dating back about 4000 years. These circles and solitary stones are believed to be associated with worship and to have alignments with phases of the sun and moon. There are various opinions on the early purpose of these circles throughout the nation. My own view is that are female fertility symbols associated with the “mother goddess.”
Three major ones are Arbor Low near Monyash, called the “Stonehenge of the North”, the Nine Ladies’ Stone Circle on Stanton Moor and the Ninestones Circle on Harthill Moor. There are various others, but Arbor Low is regarded as the most important. It is said to be geomantrically linked with the other two major ones mentioned.
“Both the Ninestones and the Nine Ladies’ Circles are directly aligned with Derbyshire’s main henge monument at Arbor Low, the invisible lines passing through burial mounds on the way. .. But claims of up to one hundred and fifty ley lines emanating from it have caused the monument to be described as a veritable New Stone Age and Bronze Age ‘Spaghetti Junction’ .. ”(from pp 22-23, Childs, Joy, A history of Derbyshire, Phillimore, 1987.)
Some of the standing stones have witchcraft associations.
“The Nine Ladies is a favourite meeting place for modern witches and pagans and it is claimed that strange ceremonies are still performed at another circle in the county on Midsummer night, 21 June. A number of covens, both black and white, are rumoured to use special places on the Derbyshire landscape for their secret meetings. One local writer was told that Derbyshire’s oldest group, known as the ‘The Coven of the Ram’, use a cave in the Matlock Bath area for their practices. The ram has obvious symbolic pagan connotations and appears in the old ballad of the Derby Tup, a traditional ballad published in Jewitt’s The Ballads and Songs of Derbyshire. Rams and Antlered stags are symbolic of Derbyshire and indeed the county sign itself is dominated by the images of three stag heads. The stag and the ram are sometimes depicted wearing golden chains which symbolize their ability to shapeshift between animal and god, an action mimicked in certain modern witchcraft ceremonies.” (From pp.102-103, Supernatural Peak District by David Clarke, Robert Hale – London, 2000) [See the illustration below.]
The arms of Derbyshire County Council
4. Goddess worship and other worship (Taken from Supernatural Peak District)
Mention has already been made of the goddess named Brigantia from which the tribe of Brigantes took their name. There is also evidence that goddess associated with water, but referred to as Arnemetia or Arnomecta, meaning “the goddess behind the sacred grove”, was worshipped by the Celts in the High Peak area. There was a shrine to her by the thermal springs at Buxton. This goddess is otherwise known as Danu or Anu or Annan, etc, and
She was the mother goddess and the wife of the sun god, Belenos. Anu became Christianized as St Anne and there are St Anne’s Wells all over Britain. The Dane Hills in Leicestershire were also named after her. (From www.earlybritishkingdoms.com/bios/don.html)
“As well as a mother goddess the Celtic tribes of Peakland appear to have worshipped a pantheon of deities including a horned god, a horse goddess called Epona and a variety of spirits or personifications of nature in the form of wells and springs, rivers, mountains, special trees and stones.
They also practised a head cult, preserving the severed heads of enemies as trophies and oracles and carving human and animal heads in stone and wood to represent revered ancestors and protective spirits of the hearth and of the tribe.” (From p.164, Supernatural Peak District) (my underlining)
5. Evidence of demonic activity
The book Supernatural Peak District by David Clarke has separate chapters on various kinds of apparitions: haunted houses, road ghosts, supernatural animals, mining spectres, phantoms of moor and fell, the haunted valley, ghost fliers (i.e., airplanes) and UFOs.
The following is a direct quote from a BBC documentary about a secret group of people local to the Peak District.
“They believe in the old Celtic gods and goddesses and their religion is tied to the fertility of the earth.”
And, on this programme a “guardian” of this group elaborated that:
“These were .. ordinary families who retained a basic belief in the Earth or Mother Goddess and other ancient deities, a system which ran alongside their Christian beliefs. It was not a tradition that was separate from Christianity as most were regular church-goers since childhood.”(From p.107, Supernatural Peak District)
The origins of the tradition are alternatively said to lie in pagan tradition or in giving thanks for the purity of the water drawn from certain wells during the period of the Black Death. It is often said to originate in Tissington, Derbyshire.
The custom died out, but during the twentieth century, it was revived and has spread to numerous villages and small towns in Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and South Yorkshire, and even as far afield as Much Wenlock.”(From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Well_dressing)
Despite its pagan origin, it has now become a Christian tradition (differing from Easter and Christmas in being fairly localised).
Clipping is an archaic word for embracing. A description and explanation of church clipping is given in the following passage:
“A human chain surrounds the church with joined hands, as once pagan Celtic communities are believed to have done around their hallowed sites such as stone circles ... Christian churches sometimes occupied pre-existing places of sanctity”(From p.87, Childs, Joy, A history of Derbyshire, Phillimore, 1987.)
7. Additional points from “A history of Derbyshire” by Joy Childs
a) In a 1677 religious census of England the people of the Peak District had the highest proportion of Roman Catholics (p.77), suggesting the strength of Queen of Heaven worship.
b) The Catholic-Protestant battle, historically, has waged furiously in Derbyshire. The 1688 “Glorious Revolution,” the peaceful deposing of the Catholic James II fin favour of the Protestant William of Orange, was planned in Old Whittington near Chesterfield (p.76). The Jacobite “pretender” to the English throne gave up his Southward advance at Derby in 1745, despite being proclaimed king there (p.82).
c) Buxton is England’s highest borough (p.111), pointing to its selection as a “high place.” The Romans also had an altar to Mars at Buxton (p.29).
August 20, 2005
Gloucestershire – August 20, 2005
As I prayed about this county, I heard there is gold in the land. When I looked up the county I found an interesting article about “soft Ggld.” It was about the fur trade coming into the area which made millionaires out of the Astor’s.
Then the Lord showed me that the Harry Potter films being filmed from the Gloucestershire Cathedral was unrighteous gain and would not be tolerated even as God did not tolerate in Tyre – recorded in Ezekiel 28:18.
Teresa Moorey self confessed witch and prolific author on witchcraft, lives near Stroud, Gloucestershire. She also has regular access to the media.
Gloucester cathedral was used as sets for the Harry Potter films.
“Gloucester’s historic cathedral cloisters were transformed into the corridors of Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the films of JK Rowling’s first two books – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”
In 1168 the Jewish population were forced to leave, because they were falsely accused of the ritual murder of a Christian boy. In 1275 the Jews were forced to leave again but this time by edict because Gloucester had been given as a part of the Queen’s dowry and consequently, according to the King, Edward I, could not love there.
The spa – goddess worship
The Roman name for Bath was Aquae Sulis, after Sulis, the Celtic sin goddess and goddess of arcane prophecy. Bath is famed for its spa, which was within the temple to Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom and “the patroness of the arts and trades”. Minerva became the composite Sulis Minerval. The temple became the center for a healing cult that went throughout the Roman Empire. It was also a place of cursing; “pilgrims inscribed curses on thin pewter sheets which were then usually rolled up and placed in the water. 
he occult inspiration behind Bath’s Georgian architecture
Bath is famed for its architecture, especially Bath Circus and the Royal Crescent. Its architect, John Wood, was a druid, who designed the former to the reflect Stonehenge. According to the following reference from a website for Druids, they now use it is a meeting place.
“At the ceremony, Tim Sebastian explained the significance of holding the ceremony at the Circus. He stressed that Wood (a Druid) had carefully aligned the Circus with Stonehenge, the inner circle of trees (planted after Wood's time) being equivalent to the inner horseshoe of Stonehenge, the buildings being the outer circle, and the pillars on the facade of the houses topped by acorns representing the Aubrey holes. He claimed that below, at the very centre of the Circus, was a sacred spring. The Circus was thus being used for Wood's intended purpose, as a forum for a Druidic ceremony.”
It is also claimed that Bath Circus represents the sun and the Royal Crescent the moon. Other points made are that
“The roofline of the Circus is punctuated with acorns. Serving to illustrate Wood's belief in the Druids as the Princes of the Hollow oak and a reminder of the legend of how Prince Bladud discovered the healing powers of the hot springs.”
“Wood was obsessed by arcane symbolism, hence the 528 carvings, taken from a 17th-century fortune telling book.” 
There is also an obelisk in Bath, designed by John Wood, in honour of a visit by Frederick, the Prince of Wales.
Bristol was one of the two cities, Liverpool being the other, that took over from London as the ports for the English slave trade.
“Bristol's links with the sea became even stronger in the 18th and 19th centuries when it became one of England's busiest ports.
The city was central to the trade triangle between Africa, the UK and the New World, and goods such as sugar and tobacco filled the warehouses.
An often overlooked part of Bristol's past during this period is the fact that the city also played a central role in the 18th century slave trade - much of Bristol's wealth during this period was the result of slavery.”
What is more, there was Church complicity:
“In Bristol, the church clergy themselves did not hesitate to “turn the Penny” from the slave trade. There were as many as 84 Quaker slave traders, among them Alexander and David Barclay - who later founded today’s Barclays Bank. Rev Raymund Harris (commissioned by Liverpool Council to justify slavery) dutifully wrote that the trade was “in perfect harmony with the principles of the Word of God ...” and received £100 for his pamphlet.”
Of the church St Mary Redcliffe, it was said that the her bells “were rung amid general civic celebrations” in Bristol in 1791 when Wlberforce's parliamentary bill to end the slave trade was defeated.
The Merchant Venturers of Bristol
The Merchant Venturers was a society that fought for Bristol’s share of the English slave trade and resisted its ultimate (official) abolition. This society merits a separate section, because it is still around today functioning as a centre of power in the Gloucestershire area. I quote,
“The Venturers are now well known for their charitable giving and their continued contribution to the growth of the City. But some still regard them as a sinister force in the area, a Masonic cabal exercising its considerable sway in the community due to a massive presence onthe boards of major companies and businesses in the South West. The list is long and impressive and includes Bristol United Press, Bristol University, HTV, Bristol Evening Post and the Avon & Somerset Constabulary to name but a few. ..
Whether it is viewed as merely unfortunate, simply ironic - or even a little disturbing – the city is still very much run by the influential white middle classes and the Society that was founded on the trading of slaves just three hundred years ago.”
Although most of the members of the Merchant Venturers are probably freemasons, the society is probably not a masonic organization in and of itself, since Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, Lord Carey (the ex-archbishop of Canterbury) are all honorary members. The nature of the society may possibly be gleaned from the following.
“The society's official history describes meetings that
involve heavy drinking, plenty of feasting and a bizarre
procession with a stuffed fox and a model of Queen Elizabeth
1st's death mask.”
September 24, 2005
This is the territory where all the papers were forged that wound up betraying Israel. Sykes-Picot Agreement – White Paper – Balfour Declaration
A spirit of betrayal --covenant breaking spirit – an anti-Semitic spirit
The York Rite of Freemasonry watch as Jesus is raised to the grand lodge above – Jesus the freemason – blasphemy I have tried to find out anything about the York rite, but to no avail.
The York rose was the white rose – at the end of the 100 years war ended feudalism in England or so it is said. Rose of York – love and war
I keep seeing a skeleton – wondering if this is the dry bones of Ezekiel and we need to prophesy to them?
York occupies an unenviable place in Jewish history. In the words of one student at the city's university, it is the worst place in England for Jews. The events which gave birth to the stigma of anti-Semitism happened over 800 years ago. Time has done little to heal in York's case; Jews have been discouraged to settle there by their religion's leaders, despite the city's notable Medieval-Jewish heritage. In the modern period, the city never regained its status as a centre for Jews in England. This lack of a Jewish population is surprising given the city's importance as a centre for Medieval-Jewry.
Twelfth Century York was home to one of the largest Jewish communities in England, besides being a centre for Jewish studies and scholars. The only remaining sites of Jewish interest hide more than they tell about York's Jewish past. At Clifford's Tower, a few sentences describe a massacre of 1190 where Jews "chose to die at each others hands rather than renounce their faith". The memory of this massacre, York's "blackest day", taints the city and makes York's Jewish history more of a shameful secret than something to be celebrated.
No documentary evidence has been found of a cherem, a Jewish order of excommunication, on York, however, it is widely accepted within the Jewish community that such an order existed. This cherem forbade Jews from settling within York's city walls, and reflects the distaste with which Jews viewed the city.
War of the Roses - traditional name given to the intermittent struggle (1455-85) for the throne of England between the noble houses of York (whose badge was a white rose) and Lancaster (later associated with the red rose).
About the middle of the 15th century Richard, Duke of York, came to the forefront as leader of the opposition to the faction (William de la Pole, duke of Suffolk; Edmund Beaufort, duke of Somerset; and the queen, Margaret of Anjou ) that controlled the weak Lancastrian king Henry VI . The Yorkists gained popular support as a result of discontent over the failure of English arms in the Hundred Years War and over the corruption of the court, discontent reflected in the rebellion of Jack Cade in 1450. Also in that year Suffolk was murdered, and the duke of York forced the king to recognize his claim as heir to the throne. In 1453 the king became insane, and the birth of a son to Margaret of Anjou displaced York as heir. The duke was appointed protector, but when the king recovered in 1454, York was excluded from the royal council. He resorted to arms.
The opposing factions met (1455) at St. Albans—usually taken as the first battle of the Wars of the Roses. Somerset was killed, leaving Queen Margaret at the head of the defeated royal party, and York again served as protector for a short period (1455-56). By 1459 both parties were once more in arms. The following year the Yorkists defeated and captured the king at the battle of Northampton. The duke of York hurried to London to assert his claims to the throne, which were, by laws of strict inheritance, perhaps better than those of the king himself. A compromise was effected by which Henry remained king and York and his heirs were declared successors.
Queen Margaret, whose son was thus disinherited, raised an army and defeated (1460) the Yorkists at Wakefield. York was killed in this battle, and his claims devolved upon his son Edward, but Richard Neville, earl of Warwick, became the real leader of the Yorkist party. Margaret's army rescued the king from captivity in the second battle of St. Albans (Feb., 1461), but Edward meanwhile secured a Yorkist victory at Mortimer's Cross, marched into London unopposed, and assumed the throne as Edward IV .
The Lancastrians, after their defeat at Towton (Mar., 1461), continued (with Scottish aid) to raise resistance in the north until 1464. The deposed Henry was captured (1465) and put into the Tower of London. Although the Lancastrian cause now seemed hopeless, a quarrel broke out between Warwick and Edward IV after the latter's marriage to Elizabeth Woodville in 1464. Warwick and the king's brother George, duke of Clarence, allied against Edward, fled to France (1470), and there became reconciled with Margaret of Anjou. Supported by Louis XI of France, they crossed to England and restored Henry VI to the throne.
Edward fled, but with the aid of Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy, returned to England in 1471, regained London, and recaptured Henry. In the ensuing battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury (1471), Warwick and Henry's son, Edward, were killed. Margaret was imprisoned. Soon thereafter Henry VI died, probably slain at the orders of Edward IV. After 12 relatively peaceful years, Edward IV was succeeded (1483) by his young son Edward V , but soon the boy's uncle Richard, duke of Gloucester, usurped the throne as Richard III . Opposition to Richard advanced the fortunes of Henry Tudor, earl of Richmond, now the Lancastrian claimant. In 1485, Henry landed from France, defeated and killed Richard at Bosworth Field, and ascended the throne as Henry VII.
Henry VII's marriage to Edward IV's daughter, Elizabeth, united the houses of Lancaster and York. Except for various efforts during Henry's reign to place Yorkist pretenders on the throne, the Wars of the Roses were ended. It is generally said that with them ended the era of feudalism in England, since the nobles who participated suffered heavy loss of life and property and were too weak, as a class, to contest the strong monarchy of the Tudors. The middle and lower classes were largely indifferent to the struggle and relatively untouched by it.
For the Romans, York ("Eboracum") was a major military base; Emperor Septimius Severus died there in AD 211, and Constantius Chlorus, the father of Constantine I, died there in 306. In York, Constantine's troops proclaimed him emperor (note that the only other city in which an emperor has been proclaimed is Rome itself). Substantial Roman remains were discovered under the Minster and a re-erected Roman column now stands on Deangate. There are also the remains of a Roman bath, but a temple and the site of the Roman bridge over the River Ouse have also been excavated lately. Outside the city walls are the remains of substantial Roman cemeteries. A large number of Roman finds are now housed in the Yorkshire Museum.
Paulinus of York brought Christianity to the region in the early 7th century with the conversion of King Edwin of Northumbria and the first Minster is believed to have been built in 627, although the location of the early Minster is a matter of dispute. York became a centre of learning, its most famous scholar being Alcuin.
A "great Viking army" captured York in AD 866, and in 876 the Vikings settled permanently in parts of the Yorkshire countryside. Viking kings ruled this area, known to historians as "The Viking Kingdom of Jorvik", for almost a century. In 954 the last Viking king, Eric Bloodaxe, was expelled and his kingdom was incorporated in the newly consolidated Anglo-Saxon state. Another renowned scholar of this era was Wulfstan II, Archbishop of York.
Following the Norman Conquest of 1066, York was substantially damaged by the punitive harrying of the north (1069) launched by William the Conqueror in response to regional revolt. Two castles were erected in the city on either side of the River Ouse. In time York became an important urban centre as the administrative centre of the county of Yorkshire, as the seat of an archbishop, and at times in the later 13th and 14th century as an alternative seat of royal government. It was an important trading centre. Several religious houses were founded following the Conquest, including St Mary's Abbey and Holy Trinity Priory. The city as a possession of the crown also came to house a substantial Jewish community under the protection of the sheriff.
On March 16, 1190 a mob of townsfolk forced the Jews in York to flee into the wooden castle, which was under the control of the sheriff. The castle was set on fire and the Jews were massacred. It is likely that various local magnates who were indebted to the Jews helped instigate this massacre or, at least, did nothing to prevent it. Commemoration of the York massacre passed into the Jewish liturgy and until 1990 orthodox Judaism forbade Jews from living within the city.
York prospered during much of the later mediaeval era and this is reflected in the built environment. York Minster is the largest mediaeval cathedral in England and one of the largest gothic churches in Europe. The mediaeval city walls, with their entrance gates, known as bars, encompassed virtually the entire city and survive to this day. The city was also designated as a county corporate, giving it effective county status.
The later years of the 14th and the earlier years of the 15th centuries were characterised by particular prosperity. It is in this period that the regular cycle of religious pageants (or plays) associated with the Corpus Christi cycle and performed by the various craft guilds grew up. Among the more important personages associated with this period was Nicholas Blackburn senior, Lord Mayor in 1412 and a leading merchant. He is depicted in glass in the (now) east window of All Saints' Church in North Street. The period from the later 15th century seems to have witnessed economic contraction and a dwindling in York's regional importance. The construction of the city's new guildhall around the middle of the century can be seen as an attempt to project civic confidence in the face growing uncertainty.
Dating from the later mediaeval era, and now a popular tourist attraction, is the Shambles, an old street with overhanging timber-built shops, now occupied by souvenir shops as opposed to the original butchers. York is also home to numerous Ghost Walks and also a favourite venue for hen parties.
[In 1318, when the Scots invaded England, Ripon only escaped being burnt a second time by the payment of 1000 marks. The custom of blowing the wakeman's horn every night at nine o'clock, maintained to this day, is said to have originated about AD 700. It was probably at first a means of calling the people together in case of a sudden invasion, but was afterwards a signal for setting the watch. A horn with a baldric and the motto "Except the Lord keep the city the watchman waketh but in vain" forms the mayor's badge." [www.lovemytown.co.uk/CityProfiles/Ripon/]
However, "The Ripon Hornblower appears each night at 9.00pm to sound his horn at the four corners of the obelisk in the centre of the market place. Known as 'setting the watch', .... ."
This second article also goes on to say,
"St. Wilfrid's Procession takes place in August to celebrate the safe homecoming of the Saint from his exile in 686 AD. At this time the streets fill with a cavalcade of floats which culminate in a special service at the Cathedral."
Wilfrid was the Anglo-Saxon bishop whose power ensured that the Roman Catholic model was imposed on the English Church.
With respect to Rome, I note the sentence, "Mithras carried two keys as symbols of his authority", in the passage below. After the meeting in Leeds, Andre, without prompting, told me about the significance to York of the emblem of the cross keys. This seems to confirm the idea that York is another Rome and a seat of the false apostolic.
September 29, 2005
The Lord is saying you have abdicated your land to Freemasonry which serves any and all gods. We had those from the area repent for allowing these principalities and powers to control their land, and they were willing to take the challenge to un-lodge the demonic in their area.
God has a redemptive purpose in this land and it is to be married to HIM. And if you are really married to HIM you can start a revolution in this land to overthrow the principalities and powers that have locked up the destiny of the nation and then the nations.
Romans 7:4 - “Wherewith my brethren, ye also have become dead to the law, that ye should be married to another, even to Him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.”
Isa 62:3-6 - “Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Thou shalt no more be termed forsaken, neither shall thy land any more be termed desolate; but thou shalt be called Hephzibah and thy land Beulah (to be master, to rule, to be married to) for the Lord delights in you and thy land shall be married. For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over you.”
Eph 4:11 – “Jesus gave gifts to the body of Christ for the perfecting of the saints UNTIL we all come into the unity of the faith.”
He is saying there is a Pastoral anointing in this land which shepherds the flock and is married to HIM.
Evesham - History
The ancient market town of Evesham can trace its existence back to the eight century when Evesham Abbey was founded on the spot where the Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared to a humble swineherd call Eoves while he was searching for a stray pig in the area called 'Lomme'. Eoves reported his experience to Ecgwin the third Bishop of Worcester for whom he worked who came to the spot and also saw the vision. Ecgwin founded the Abbey in 709 and became the first Abbot. The area became known as Eoveshomme (later Evesham). The town grew around the Abbey which in 1540 when it was dissolved by Henry VIII was estimated to be the 3rd largest and most powerful Abbey in England.
According to the Random House Dictionary, a "revolution" is "a forcible overthrow of an established government or political system by the people governed." There can be no doubt that the people of Worcester County staged a full-scale revolution, long before Lexington and Concord. This Revolution has been obscured for many reasons: it was bloodless, it had no famous leaders, it was basically middle-class, it was far from the media center in Boston, it has been overwhelmed by the repeated telling of Paul Revere¹s ride. But we should not be misled: the patriots of 1774 staged a very potent Revolution precisely because they were nameless yet ubiquitous, aggressive yet bloodless. The staggering power of "the body of the people" precluded serious resistance. Local Tories, overwhelmingly outnumbered, had no choice but to acquiesce. Officers of the British army looked on helplessly, not knowing where, when, or how to deal with an uprising of such breadth and magnitude. All British troops withdrew to Boston, and General Gage reported back to London that "the flames of sedition" had "spread universally throughout the country, beyond conception." For seven months the patriots reigned supreme in rural Massachusetts, unchallenged until the counter-revolution of April 19, 1775.
FREEMASONRY IN WORCESTERSHIRE
Is recorded as going back 270 years although it is believed older than that but it cannot be proved. 1st lodge in Worchestershire was at Stourbridge in 1733 in the Talbot Hotel they still meet there today. Several other lodges formed in Worcshestershire in 1700's two of them still surviving today. One of them being lodge No 574 but it was changed to be lodge 280 in late Victorian times. It shows were it stands in today’s batting order as lodges being formed today are in the high 9000's.
They used to meet in a red brick building on the east side of St Nicholas street. This was outgrown and a large purpose built Masonic lodge was built on Rainbow Hill and it now houses the cities lodges
1874 saw a large breakfast at the guildhall followed by a service at the cathedral and they all paraded in their regalia. It gave the city such a high profile that perhaps it placed Worcestershire on the map. For Masons to wear their regalia in public they had to have the permission of national Grand master (usually a member of royalty). It was obviously granted.
1884 saw large exhibition of freemasonry memorabilia from several nations including Britain. Worcester chapter managed to purchase most of what was on display and they now house a museum to freemasonry and it is 2nd only to the Headquarters in London
Much Mason money has gone into the restoration of the cathedral £1000 was donated in 1874 (lots of money then) also several stained glass windows in local churches funded by free masons.
Worcestershire lodges played a large part in the freemasonry in the community drive were the masons were trying to gain acceptability in the community.
Worcestershire masons also have an education program in place to educate masons in “helping brethren understand, perform and be comfortable with the various offices and roles in which they will find themselves in their progression towards the chair"
They have also been key in seeing the publication "A Daily Advancement in Masonic knowledge - fifty short talks in the crafts.”
They have also set in place in several of the lodges in the province, a Master of Novices, or a Mentor.
September 30, 2005
I see a line of blood needs to be drawn at your boundary in order to keep the witchcraft out. The Jezebel spirit has risen up and taken hold of your land. It seems every where we went during our prayer journey around this city to the freemason hall the mosque, war memorial, etc. we encountered the Jezebel spirit in one way or another.
The interesting thing about the Lord saying to draw a line of blood about the county is the following: A.D. 1363 Winchelsea Certificate–establishing town boundaries, particularly the sea.
Beating the bounds (marking boundaries) BECAME A 3 YEARLY RITUAL (CURRENT). Beating the bounds can be found in Celtic/Roman/Saxon and Christian rituals. Often it is pagan. Often it involved the abuse of young boys in some boundary marking. It involved cursing those who infringed on the boundaries. In Poole (this is the city where we were meeting for the county tour) one reference says: children were encouraged to “prick their fingers with thorns or were beaten with wands (sticks of stripped willow) and thrown into the water to reaffirm boundaries” Another says: “The traditional beating of parish bounds is accompanied by bells, banners and lights and the bounds are beaten with sticks, but in Poole we have other customs!” “Points and pins are given to boys and girls in order that through slashing their hands and pricking their fingers, they might remember the bounds.” Halfpence were thrown to the boys in 1778 and this custom continues TODAY WITH MODERN COINAGE. When the Romans practiced this ritual they were paying homage to a god of the boundaries named Terminus. This bloodletting is again a sacrifice to false gods. (Please go to http://www5.thdo.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A805871 for a history of beating the bounds.)
The team I led also went to the port in the city. It is the second largest deep water port after Sydney, Australia. In the spirit I saw much entering the port that was un-Godly, especially slave trade. It seems that day in Birmingham they raided a brothel with women who were being held as sex slaves. We called forth watchmen to surround this port and see what was coming in and forbid it to continue.
Wimborne Minster – (from http://www.wimborneminster.org.uk)
For nearly 1300 years this Minster has been a centre for pilgrimage, prayer and worship. As a Minster in the early days it was a centre of mission, a home for a group of clergy who went out into the surrounding countryside to preach the Gospel. As a Parish Church today it has a central place in the lives of its members and in the life of the town. It is not a museum, although we have inherited some wonderful treasures from the past. It is a living centre for work, worship and prayer.
The Minster is dedicated to St. Cuthburga - sister to King Ina, King of the West Saxons. St. Cuthburga founded a Benedictine Nunnery here in c. A.D. 705. There was also a monastery located here.
The Abbey Church most probably stood on the site of the present Minster. St. Cuthburga was succeeded by Quinburga (her sister) and then by Tetta. At one time 500 women were being trained and it was from Wimborne that St. Boniface from Devon (c. 680-755) recruited missionaries to aid him in the task of evangelising the pagan tribes of Germany.
In 871 Alfred the Great buried his brother Ethelred (not the Unready) in the Minster. Ethelred was mortally wounded in a battle at Martin, near Cranborne. The Nunnery was destroyed by the Danes in 1013 during one of their incursions into Wessex and never rebuilt.
In 1043 Edward the Confessor founded a college of secular (that is, non-monastic) canons, consisting of a dean, four prebends, four vicars, four deacons, and five singers. A list of Deans from 1224 until the last in 1537 is in the Baptistry, containing many notable names, not least of which is that of Hugh Oldham, 1499, later Bishop of Exeter and co-founder of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and founder of Manchester Grammar School.
In 1318 Edward II declared the Minster a Royal Peculiar which exempted it from all diocesan jurisdiction. The choir used to wear scarlet robes, a legacy of this 'Peculiar'. Similar robes are worn in Westminster Abbey and St. George's Chapel, Windsor.
In 1562 a grant was obtained from Queen Elizabeth I by which part of the property formerly belonging to the college, together with all ecclesiastical rights and prerogatives was returned to Wimborne and vested in twelve governors. The grant included tithes, lands and property. The charter was surrendered to James I and a new charter was obtained from Charles I at a cost of £1000 with the addition of an organist and singing men.
There were many problems in Wimborne during the Civil War, but the church did not suffer any severe damage. When Charles I was beheaded his coat of arms was painted out, but on the restoration of Charles II the arms were speedily replaced and have now been restored. Wimborne did not go out of its way to oppose either King or Protector.
The 18th century saw years of sleepiness and duties were very much neglected, both in the town and the church, but in the 19th century a revival took place which included the extensive restoration of the fabric from 1855 to 1857. In 1846 the Royal Peculiar was abolished, and now all that remains of the old order is the control by 12 Governors of some of the Minster affairs.
Dorset is known for:
1) beaches and tourism and for fossils...
2) Tollpuddle martyrs - trade union movement started from here
3) Witchcraft - Weymouth being a particularly unclean sort of area (Chesil Beach)
Hag Stones or Holy Stones, these naturally perforated flint stones or polished pebbles were often found along the coast washed up by the passing tides or disturbed by the plough in fields. Often around houses and things see article on witchcraft –
The "Hag pebbles", on the banks of the Chesil Beach, are highly prized though removal of pebbles is still strictly forbidden. In reflection of rituals dating back to the times of the Roman Goddess, Diana, Hag pebbles bearing the mark of the "Veasta" of the Chesil Beach, are still believed by some to be powerful charms.
Hag pebbles, found on the banks of Chesil Beach, are still highly prized. They are considered to bring good luck and fortune, especially Hag pebbles, bearing the mark of the Veasta of Chesil Beach. They are believed to be powerful charms to enhance the potency and fertility of male and female. Rituals invoking such powers date back to the times of the Roman Goddess, Diana. Diana - another name Artemisia, was a warrior and hunter, goddess of the moon -the invisible and unviolated virgin...
4) The Roy Dog of Portland - yugh dogs again!!!!
Near to the Portland Bill lighthouse there is a hole close to the cliff edge called Cave Hole. During extreme stormy weather, it is advisable to keep well away from it as this is the lair of the dreaded Roy Dog! This animal is described as a shaggy black dog, as high as a man, with large fiery eyes, one green, one red, and entwined in his mane of dark fur can be seen the freshly plucked eyes of his victims.
It is said that the creature emerges from the watery depths to seize any traveler passing by Cave Hole, and drags them down into his dark watery domain.
Portlanders would often tell of another spectral black dog with large saucer shaped eyes, which prowls the island during the hours of darkness, called The Row Dog. However, unlike the Roy Dog he does not attack you, but merely obstructs your way, snarling and barking aggressively. “It was larger than a mortal dog with sharp fangs eager to rip and tear flaming eyes, one red, one green and a black coat beyond compare.”
5) The Wishing Well at Upney is a natural spring and source of the River Wey. The tradition as a wishing well is said to have begun as a visitor attraction early this century. Visitors would often participate in the ritual by taking a few sips of well water from a glass and throwing the rest of the water backwards over their left shoulder while wishing. The Wishing Well waters are thought to also have healing properties especially in the healing of sore eyes. George 3rd would visit...
6) There is a freemasonry lodge with the same name as the church in Wimborne used to have St Carthberga... there were at least 49 lodges in Dorset in 2003/4. They seem to be able to be public as well (interesting general fm link-www.mqmagazine.co.uk) http://dorsetfreemasonry.info
October 6, 2005
What a battle we had getting there. The car broke down and we had to leave it on the side of the road. After several calls someone came and took us to the home of the lady driving as there was another car there, but the battery was dead. We then called the husband of another of the prayer team with us and he came and picked us up and took us, but the prayer team there had already gone without us as it was five by the time we got there. We took a team at midnight to the freemason’s hall. It was a beautiful old church with beautiful grounds (once again we see the land abdicated to freemasonry or Islam. This has been true on so many of the counties. This was known as St Michael’s church and John Wesley had preached there. We spent quite a bit of time there praying, declaring, redeeming, etc.
We dealt with much that night at the meeting. We felt that from the deep had been birthed the counterpart empire. Declared the only empire free to rule was the Kingdom of God. Strong spirit of lawlessness, anti-Christ and religion, but pre-dominant was freemasonry.
While praying about this county the Lord simply said deep hole.
I found the following article on the internet (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2639797.stm):
A 600-feet deep hole has appeared in a beauty spot in Shropshire. The hole opened up after capping over a disused mine shaft collapsed in The Bog outside Shrewsbury. Engineers are warning that another chasm nearby might be about to open as the ageing capping deteriorates. Neil Wilcox, from Shropshire County Council, said the mine could be one of two which lay undiscovered when other shafts were re-capped in the 1980s. The mine, which employed 100 people, was a major source for lead and zinc between 1730 and 1924. Peter Sheldrake, from the Shropshire Mines Trust, said the appearance of the chasm was inevitable. "I would say that once every five years one of these shafts opens somewhere. "When the last one opened it was on farmer's land and his horse disappeared."
From http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Shropshire -- Shropshire was officially known as Salop from 1974 to 1980. Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England.The county was called Salop in legal documents for some centuries, a name deriving from 'Salopesbiry', an older name for the county town, Shrewsbury.
Birthplace of Charles Darwin - It is often said by Christians in literature that Darwin’s wife was a Christian and that he became a Christian before he died and he withdrew his theories about creation - no proof as yet...
Creationists site the problem of the teradactyl sort of like an equivalent to Big Bang Theory and Darwinist scientists of a big hot potato – as it has been proved in cave paintings to be around with stone age man – problem being if it was around it puts the theory that the dinosaurs died out long before man actually first appeared…I remember the vision Sharon Stone had in St Albans about ancient and new anointings and intimacy with the Lord and a time of prophets with integrity…on a sort of teradactyl creature being born out of the pellets that were dropped from the air…
It was also the birthplace of William Penny Brookes, a less well known starter of the modern Olympics than Frenchman Coubertin. There is much linking with masonry and the old boys network re- modern Olympic movement - this is why God wants to bring it back here to bring reform -hooray...needs a bit more research!
Robert Clive engineered British rule in India, fighting several key battles with the French for control of trade in the sub-continent was also born in the area.
Quite why this remote, rural county on the Welsh border became the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution is mystifying to many people. The reason, however, is mainly due to Shropshire's diverse geology. Shropshire is the "geological capital" of the UK, as just about every rock type in Northern Europe is found within its borders, as are coal, lead, copper and iron ore deposits. In addition to this, the River Severn flows through the county and has been used for the transportation of goods and services for centuries. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shropshire)
A lot going on in Much Wenlock!!!!
Dr. William Penny Brookes from Much Wenlock had the time and energy for a considerable amount of social reform, and amongst his local accomplishments were the Agricultural Lending Library, the Olympian Games, gas street and domestic lighting, and the railway. Dr. Brookes was responsible for founding the Wenlock Agricultural Reading Society and the opening of a library for 'the diffusion of useful information with the underlying theme of the moral and intellectual improvement of the lower and labouring classes.' (from http://www.shropshire-promotions.co.uk/MWenlock-4.html) Can't prove Dr Brookes was a freemason but seems to be saying the Ruskin type mantra!!! Maybe it is just the style of the time????
Witches in Shropshire - A well-known Shropshire witch called Nanny Morgan lived at Westwood Common near Much Wenlock in the 19th century. She was a prominent character in the Wenlock areas and was alleged to possess the "evil eye". (from http://www.shropshire-promotions.co.uk/MWenlock-4.html)
Oobviously linked in with government e.g. “Witches and Warriors: Legends from the Shropshire Marches,” a book by Karen Lowe. I looked up this link and it is still being prepared by the Shropshire county council for their official site!!!
Shrewsbury – (from http://www.shrewsburyguide.info/shrewsbury_history.html)
The following was provided by Francesca Fleming:
THE COUNTY OF SHROPSHIRE
OVERVIEW 1 Wikipedia
Shropshire is situated on the western most part of the Midlands of England and is described as a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands. It shares a county border with Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and the Welsh counties of Powys and Clwyd. The five main towns of Shropshire are Shrewsbury, Telford, Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Oswestry, only Telford being of more modern origin. In addition there are at least 21 smaller towns and numerous villages. It is one of the most rural of counties and people say it carries something that is considered to be quintessentially English in character and identity.
This is an interesting description given its history and location so near the Welsh border. It does not appear to carry that particular trait so common to border settlements of dual identity, uncertainty of identity and dual loyalties. In fact quite the reverse seems to be the case. A quick study of this county throws up a strong defensive character in its history, legacy and development. Strong historical characters have also emerged who have taken up clearly defined positions from support of particular kings to support of religious causes at different times. In addition some of the famous “sons” of Shropshire carry a strong defensive, at times imperial, even warlike element within them (e.g. Clive of India, Sir Philip Sidney,) and /or have strong individual opinions (e.g. Charles Darwin, Wilfred Owen, a WWI war poet). I sense this also points to something of the underlying character that has helped to shape the underlying nature of the county from prehistoric times to the present.
The county capital town is Shrewsbury, just 9 miles from the Welsh border and situated on the river Severn, (although Telford is the large town). It is known as a medieval town and the historic town centre maintains its medieval street pattern and many narrow streets and passages. During the 14th/15th Centuries the town was at its height in terms of national importance and wealth, mainly due to the wool trade, a major industry at the time, with the rest of Britain and Europe, especially with the River Severn as a trading route. These trade routes remain in the form of major A roads that now bypass Shrewsbury but which link the adjoining towns to each other and to Shrewsbury. It is a major artery and indeed its geographical placing within the county would seem to support this also (see map below).
Districts of Shropshire
BRIEF HISTORICAL OVERVIEW 2 BBC History
Shropshire's earliest man-made remains date from the Bronze Age, which spans the period from about 2400 BC to 700BC. Most are ritual sites, or mark the location of the grave of an important person. Many are burial mounds or earth-built barrows elsewhere. Shropshire's two stone circles (Mitchells Fold & Hoarstone) also date from this period, as do a series of ditches across many of Shropshire's upland areas, known as cross-ridge dykes.
A place called the “devil’s chair” in the rocky hills of the Stiperstones, with its dramatic rocky outcrops (see picture below) is full of legend and part of it says the devil wore an apron! (note: so do freemasons!!). On the longest night of the year, according to legend, he sits on his chair and summons all his local followers - witches and evil spirits, mainly - and they choose their king for the year. The Stiperstones are actually made up of a unique rock - Stiperstones Quartzite - which emerges from the ground to form its distinctive rocky crest.
Reconstruction of devil on his chair
However it is the sheer number of Iron Age hillforts that most obviously point to an ancient ritual legacy intertwined with a defensive purpose. A hill fort is a settlement on a hill defended by ramparts and ditches of varying complexity. Not all of them were inhabited but their siting showed an understanding of strategic positioning for defensive purposes. The inhabitants of Old Owestry fort for example - presumably an ancient Celtic tribe (some sources name the Cornovii tribe) lived on the flat hilltop, which occupies an area of some six hectares.
Much of the perimeter of the fort is surrounded by a series of five ramparts and ditches, designed to slow any forces attempting to attack the settlement. On the west side the number of ramparts increases to an impressive seven, while two entrances, one to the west and one to the east, are heavily defended. The western entrance, however, is the one that gets the archaeologists going - it features a series of deep rectangular hollows that are unique to Old Oswestry.
There has been no shortage of suggestions as to what these hollows were for, from water tanks to quarries and even extra fortifications - but we will probably never know. I mention this as Martha had the word “deep hole” prophetically.
Old Owestry hillfort
The later occupants, the Saxons, added to the defensive nature of Shropshire. In the 8th Century Offa was a powerful Saxon king, and his territory of Mercia stretched from the Thames Valley in the south to the Mersey River in the north. Shropshire was at the kingdom’s most western extreme and faced trouble from the marauding Welsh. He built 130 km of defensive earthworks, known today as Offa’s Dyke, which marked the border between Offa’s Mercian kingdom and that of Wales. Even today, the border between England and Wales still largely follows the remains of Offa’s Dyke.
Without being able to go into any further detail, I know from earlier research leads that there is evidence that these dykes were at times infused with a ritual element, even at times being dedicated or named after one of the Norse gods.
I have no doubt that there is a historical continuity of witchcraft which dates from prehistoric times and which was built upon by succeeding generations (Celtic/Roman/Saxon in particular).
Later History: ruined castles
Origins of Names: main towns in Shropshire
Traditionally people from Shropshire or Shrewsbury have been known as “Salopians”. The county was called Salop in legal documents for some centuries, a name deriving from 'Salopesbiry', an older name for the county town, Shrewsbury. The name was never popular, and the council renamed itself 'Shropshire County Council' in 1980. However, the term "Salopian", derived from "Salop", is still used to mean "from Shropshire". The latin motto of "Floreat Salopia" (may Shropshire/Shrewsbury flourish) is also used for Shropshire and Shrewsbury on crests and emblems.
Shropshire coat of arms
This short overview brings into sharp relief some of the dominant characteristics of Shropshire that I think are:
i Its strong defensive nature; location for much conflict;
ii Its tendency to stand by and/or go to war for its beliefs (both a positive and negative attribute);
iii Its sense of identity – does not carry the border town profile;
iv Sense of entrenchment – it digs deeps into itself somehow;
v Strong belief in itself – motto quite revealing;
vi Strong trades route connections;
vii Strategic location in general.
There appear to be at least 4 lodges in Shrewsbury alone. My guess is that the following is the main one:
Salopian Lodge of Charity 117
Crewe Street Masonic Hall (formerly St Michael's Church) not far from the Fire Station. Contact Tel: A Griffin 01743 242976
I couldn’t find a mosque location in Shrewsbury .
Francesca Cornu Fleming
Gateway Christian Media Ltd
4 October 2005
For County Tour Project for CIE.
October 8, 2005
Tunnels – foxes that spoil the vine. Things under the earth
I believe God is saying there will be things discovered in this area which will be riches unimaginable. It will cause this to become a place of refuge.
While on or prayer assignment we went to the square where surrounding us was the university, the cathedral, college of theology, and the war memorial. As we stood in this place, felt the Lord say this was a seat of learning, but humanism had taken over. The Lord said come against it in the opposite spirit which is the supernatural. During the meeting that night God showed up in a supernatural way – Praise the Lord.
The River Wear rises near Wearhead in County Durham and enters the North Sea at Sunderland. With headwaters in the Pennines, it flows through Weardale and once entered the sea in the vicinity of Hartlepool, but was subsequently diverted northward. Durham city is built around the River Wear with its castle and cathedral standing some 100 feet (30 metres) above the river. The river can be viewed from a number of vantage points within the city, and the annual Durham Rowing Regatta just reaches into the city boundaries.
National Trust calls for A303 Public Inquiry to accept case for longer road tunnel
On Tuesday February 17, after decades of discussion, the Public Inquiry will open to assess the Government’s proposal to develop a 2.1km bored tunnel which will take the A303 under the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.
While welcoming the decision to develop a bored tunnel, the Trust does not believe that the proposed 2.1km tunnel is long enough to guarantee the integrity of this iconic site.
Martyn Heighton, Territory Director for the National Trust, said: "The Public Inquiry needs to consider whether the proposed tunnel is long enough to conserve and enhance the spirit of place, landscape and archaeological interest of Stonehenge".
The Trust remains concerned, for example, about the proposal to site the tunnel exits on archaeologically and visually sensitive ridgelines. Under these proposals, The Avenue - a 1¼ mile-long Bronze Age earthwork which formed the ceremonial approach to the stones - remains severed by the A303, while the landscape setting of important barrow groups will continue to be impacted by traffic.
Martyn Heighton continued, "Stonehenge is one of the world's greatest heritage sites and its history and setting create a spirit of place that is uniquely powerful. The National Trust does not believe that The Highways Agency’s present proposals amount to a solution that is fit for the unique quality of this World Heritage Site. We cannot sell Stonehenge short."
§ produced a World Heritage Site Management Plan as a framework for restoration. The Stonehenge Project delivers the main improvements recommended in the Plan. A road tunnel will break the current stranglehold of traffic thundering past the stones on the busy A303 and A344, and the intrusive car park and visitor facilities will disappear from view.
An outline statement of the Trust’s case to be put forward at the Public Inquiry can be found on our website at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/news/stonehenge_position.htm)
Those that endure to the end (Mk 13:13 – 2 Tim 4:3)
The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, which is almost always referred to as Durham Cathedral -4th most significant place in Anglican hierarchy...
St Cuthbert and Bede are buried there
Is one of the redemptive gifts of Durham the true call for wise counsel - and the prophetic...in terms of prophetic teaching, etc. like in terms of true study of God - like the Bible made easy for all...In this regard - Tom Wright is the newest Bishop of Durham- he is appreciated by many for his easy writings and complicated ones (don't know much about him personally- sort of like CS Lewis - I have been told he is a true Christian theologian and is still radical in his views but very much a Bible believing Christian apparently challenging ungodly held beliefs not in line with the Bible...not like the last Bishop of Durham...who was an honest man but not believing in the virgin birth etc. remember the lightning...
It seems that Durham is well-known for theology - Bede was a prolific writer and the most well known...
In recent months I have been praying and pondering about those called to be theologians in these days and asking God loads of questions after a while came to the place where I believe the church in the UK (and maybe elsewhere) had to repent for not accepting the true God called theologians - who also bring wise council and more light on the Biblical message - so often they are often not accepted by the church as often it is more usual to think of people who have twisted this calling and used their positions to bring their particular theology and not God's - so often then the true theologians who can help bring wise counsel and shed more light on the gospel are ignored or vilified, .often even having their words spurned by the church and by society - there is a real issue here as they can have real influence in this arena as you know- like the current archbishop has - unfortunately often in a mixed way...
So as a group theologians have relinquished ground and most theology conferences these days are made up of liberals, non believers and even pagans as well as Christians...I believe God is wanting to cleanse this whole area, bring restoration and reform again -
We could do with the true theologians being in place in these days and releasing Godly wisdom to the church and wider society with purity and fulfilling their particular callings. It is of course another part of the prophetic that has been misused - but a true destiny being fulfilled and recognised by all as a Christian theologian like with CS Lewis can have so much affect on wider society (he did both children and adults books that were easy to read and really quite heavy books as well...) and as we know part of the foundation of change that society and the church can be built. Is it time to repent in Durham so that the church and society can start to honour in a pure way without idolatry...those truly called to study the bible in depth and describe what they find in wise ways to challenge and equip us and help us even more become God's ready bride...
The following is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, which is almost always referred to as Durham Cathedral, in the city of Durham…, was founded in 1093 and remains a centre for Christian worship today. It is generally regarded as one of the finest examples of a Norman cathedral in Europe, and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with nearby Durham Castle, which faces it across Palace Green, high above the River Wear.
Cuthbert was of Northumbrian origin, probably from the neighborhood of Dunbar, in modern-day Scotland. While still a boy, employed as a shepherd, he thought that he saw one night the soul of Aidan carried to heaven by angels and thereupon went to the monastery of Old Melrose and became a monk (651
Durham is also home to the remains of the Venerable Bede.
Bede (Latin Beda), also known as Saint Bede or, more commonly, the Venerable Bede (c. 672 – May 27, 735), was a monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter at Wearmouth (today part of Sunderland), and of its companion monastery, Saint Paul's, in modern Jarrow. He is well known as an author and scholar, whose best-known work is Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History of the English People) gained him the title "The father of English History". Bede wrote on many other topics, from music and metrics to scripture commentaries.
Almost all that is known of his life is contained in a notice added by himself to his Historia (v. 24), which states that he was placed in the monastery at Wearmouth at the age of seven, that he became deacon in his nineteenth year, and priest in his thirtieth, remaining a priest for the rest of his life. It is not clear if he was of noble birth or not. He was trained by the abbots Benedict Biscop and Ceolfrid, and probably accompanied the latter to Jarrow in 682. There he spent his life, finding his chief pleasure in being always occupied in learning, teaching, or writing, and zealous in the performance of monastic duties. There likewise he died and was buried, but his bones were, towards the beginning of the 11th century, removed to Durham Cathedral.
Bede became known as Venerable Bede soon after his death, but this was not linked to consideration for sainthood by the Roman Catholic Church. His scholarship and importance to Catholicism were recognised in 1899 when he was declared a Doctor of the Church as St Bede The Venerable.
His works show that he had at his command all the learning of his time. It was thought that the library at Wearmouth-Jarrow was between 300-500 books, making it one of the largest in England. It is clear that Biscop made strenuous efforts to collect books on his extensive travels. Bede was proficient in patristic literature, and quotes Pliny the Younger, Virgil, Lucretius, Ovid, Horace, and other classical writers, but with some disapproval. He knew some Greek but no Hebrew. His Latin is generally clear and without affectation, and he is a skilful story-teller. However, his style can be considerably more obscure in his Biblical commentaries.
Bede practiced the allegorical method of interpretation, and was by modern standards credulous concerning the miraculous; but in most things his good sense is conspicuous, and his kindly and broad sympathies, his love of truth and fairness, his unfeigned piety, and his devotion to the service of others combine to make him an exceedingly attractive character.
Bede's writings are classed as scientific, historical, and theological. The scientific include treatises on grammar (written for his pupils), a work on natural phenomena (De rerum natura), and two on chronology (De temporibus and De temporum ratione). Bede made a new calculation of the age of the earth and began the practice of dividing the Christian era into BC and AD. Interestingly, Bede wrote that the Earth was round "like a playground ball", contrasting that with being "round like a shield".
October 7, 2005
There was much to be done in this county, but some of the things we did included to call forth the true watchmen to get on these walls and to begin to trumpet what God was saying. There was a lot about the boundaries and how the enemy had moved boundaries for his purposes. We felt the Lord gave us Rev 3 – Sardis – that if they didn’t watch they would be overtaken by the enemy. Again, we felt there was much UNDER the earth. In fact it seems the closer we get to our time in London things are going under ground.
When I began to pray about this county the first thing I heard was FENCE.
Research and History
Hanging drawing and quartering. (from http://www.richard.clark32.btinternet.co.uk/hdq.html)
This was the ultimate punishment available in English law for men who had been convicted of High Treason. Women were burned at the stake instead, apparently for the sake of decency.
The full sentence passed upon those convicted of High Treason up to 1870 was as follows: That you be drawn on a hurdle to the place of execution where you shall be hanged by the neck and being alive cut down, your privy members shall be cut off and your bowels taken out and burned before you, your head severed from your body and your body divided into four quarters to be disposed of at the King’s pleasure.” So not for the feint hearted then!!
you will see from the sentence it should properly be called drawing,
hanging and quartering as the condemned was drawn to the place of
execution tied to the hurdle which was dragged by a horse. This is
confirmed by contemporary law books. Drawing does not refer to the
removal of the intestines in this context and remained part of the
sentence for High Treason long after the disembowelling and
dismemberment had ceased. The hurdle was similar to a piece of
fencing made from thin branches interwoven to form a panel to
which the prisoner was tied to be dragged behind a horse to the
place of execution. Once there, the prisoner(s) were hanged in the
normal way (i.e. without a drop to ensure that the neck was not
broken) but cut down whilst still conscious. The penis and testicles
were cut off and the stomach was slit open. The intestines and heart
were removed and burned before them. The other organs were torn out
and finally the head was cut off and the body divided into four
quarters. The head and quarters were parboiled to prevent them
rotting too quickly and then displayed upon the city gates as a grim
warning to all.
It has to be one of the most sadistic forms of execution ever invented, which it was in 1241, specifically to punish William Maurice who had been convicted of piracy.
In 1283 David, the last Welsh Prince of Wales was tried for treason at Shrewsbury in Shropshire and was sentenced "to be drawn to the gallows as a traitor to the King who made him a Knight, to be hanged as the murderer of the gentleman taken in the Castle of Hawarden, to have his limbs burnt because he had profaned by assassination the solemnity of Christ's passion and to have his quarters dispersed through the country because he had in different places compassed the death of his lord the king".
In August 1660, Charles II passed the Act of Indemnity and Oblivion which gave a free pardon to anyone who had supported the republican (Commonwealth) government of Oliver Cromwell. However, he retained the right to try for treason those people who had participated in the trial and execution of his father, Charles I.
Finally on Friday the 19th it was Hacker and Axtell’s turn. Oliver Cromwell, Henry Ireton, Thomas Pride and John Bradshaw were all dead by this time but were posthumously tried for high treason. They were found guilty and in January 1661 their corpses were exhumed and hung in chains at Tyburn.
CUMBERLAND, England - History and Description, 1868
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"CUMBERLAND, the extreme N.W. county of England, bounded on the N. by Dumfriesshire and Roxburghshire, on the E. by Northumberland and Durham, on the S.E. by Westmoreland, Lancashire, and the estuary of the Duddon, and on the W. by the Irish Sea and the Solway Frith. Its greatest length from S.W. to N.E. is 74 miles, and its breadth 34 miles. It contains 1,565 square miles, or 1,001,273 acres, being about 215 miles in circuit. It lies between 54° 11' and 55° 12' N. lat., and between 2° 17' and 3° 37' W. long. In form it is an irregular rhomboid, with the acute angles at the N. and S. extremities.
During the Roman occupation of this island, Cumberland was inhabited by the Voluntii and the Brigantes a brave and independent race, who gave very great trouble to the invaders. Ostorius Scapula, and Didius, who succeeded him, A.D. 55, defeated them several times, but they again revolted during the reign of Vespasian, under Venutius, the principal British leader after the capture of Caractacus. This revolt was quelled by Potilius Cerealis, but the country was not entirely subdued till Hadrian's expedition in A.D. 121, when he built the "Picts' Wall", to protect them and the other British tribes from the incessant forays of the Picts and Caledonians.
This wall, which connected a few forts built about 40 years previously by Agricola, was rebuilt in 210 by Severus, who added a stone wall close to it, the former one being merely a mound of earth. Traces of it are seen in many places, from its commencement at Bowness, on the Solway Frith, to the point where it leaves the county near the Rose Hill station. There are also many remains of Roman camps and stations, especially at Old Carlisle, Old Penrith, Maryport, Bewcastle, Salkeld, and Lazenby; the two latter were connected by a road. On the withdrawal of the Romans, the whole country was devastated by the Scots and Picts and during the early Saxon period by the Danes. At that time it formed part of the kingdom of Northumbria, but retained the right of having a separate ruler.
There are a great number of rivers of various sizes in this county. The largest is the Eden, about 35 miles in length. It rises in the Ravenstonedale fells, on the borders of Yorkshire and Westmoreland, and unites with the Eamont about 9 miles from its parting with Ulleswater; it then flows right across the county, and falls into the Solway Frith. It passes Eden Hall, the seat of the Musgrave family, Kirkoswald, Nunnery Park, Armathwaite, Corby Castle, Warwick Bridge, Carlisle, and Grinsdale. Near its mouth is the monument erected to King Edward I. The Roman Wall crosses the river a short distance below Carlisle.
The Line is formed by the union of two streams - the Black and White Line - which rise on the borders of Scotland, in the Christenbury Crags. The Sark is for about 6 miles the border-line between Cumberland and Scotland, near Solway Moss. The Wampool and the Waver form one estuary of considerable size. The former flows from the Brocklebank Fells, past Old Carlisle and Wigton. The town of Kirkbride is close to its mouth. The Waver rises in the same neighbourhood, and takes a similar course. The Ellen reaches the sea near Maryport, after a course of about 18 miles, passing on its way Ireby, Bolton, Aspatria, Ellenborough, and Netherhall.
The Cocker forms the lakes of Buttermere and Crummockwater, and at Cockermouth receives the Derwent, which rises in Borrowdale, and flows through Derwentwater, and Bassenthwaite Water. The united streams join the sea at Workington. The Greta has its source in a tarn on Saddleback, and flowing in a very circuitous direction, passes Threlkeld and joins the Derwent at Keswick. The Irt, which flows through Wastdale, was once celebrated for the beauty of the pearls found in its waters. The Dudden has its source at Wrynose Fell, and for about 20 miles is the boundary between Cumberland and Lancashire. There is a second Esk, which flows from near Sea Fell to join the sea at Ravenglass. The Tees for a short distance divides Cumberland from Westmoreland and Durham.
The minerals of this county are numerous. It belongs to the red marl district, which runs by the western base of the range of hills extending from the Tweed to Derbyshire. The most common formation is white and red sandstone, the latter predominating. A strip of carboniferous limestone, bordered by another of coal, runs across from Penrith to Ireby, thence to Cockermouth, and the coal extends to Maryport and Whitehaven. At Carlisle these two minerals are again found, the intermediate space being sandstone.
The mountainous districts consist principally of granite, sienite, greenstone, hypersthene, sandstone, limestone, and slate. Granite of the grey variety is found near Skiddaw, and in the beds of the Caldew and Greta. Various coloured marbles are met with: at Lip Stainton and Dacre, brown; at Kirkoswald, blue; at Cross Fell, green; and in the Peteril, yellow. At Ambroth Fell, near Keswick, and in St. John's Vale, red porphyry is found, and the same stone occurs at Borrowdale, Eskdale, Patterdale, Sea Fell, and Helvellyn, associated with grey slate and hornstone.
The mineral productions are very valuable, including coal, lead, silver, iron, copper, and plumbago, and afford work to a large number of hands. Limestone is burnt in large quantities for exportation. There are 28 collieries in the county, of which 12 are near Maryport, 8 near Workington, and 4 near Whitehaven. There are also 2 near Wigton, 1 at Aspatria, and 1 at Harrington. At Whitehaven the principal entrance to the mines is by a long passage hewn in the rock, at the foot of a hill, with galleries intersecting it. The King-pit, the deepest in the mine, runs under the sea to a depth of 960 feet, the water above being deep enough to allow a passage to ships of a considerable size. At Workington the pits are not so deep, being usually from 240 to 500 feet.
Silver is frequently found in the same locality, and though formerly neglected, is now worked to great profit; the largest yield is usually from Roughten Gill. Copper is worked at Hesket, Wytheburn, and Caldbeck. At Giller Coom, in Borrowdale, was the richest graphite or plumbago mine in the world, but it is now almost exhausted. A vein of gold was discovered near Newlands by a foreigner, in the time of Elizabeth, but was never worked, owing to a lawsuit between the queen and the Earl of Northumberland, the lord of the manor. A few precious stones, as chalcedony, garnets, jasper, cornelian, opal, and agate, are found occasionally among the rocks, especially those of the Sea Fell and Helvellyn range.
Some of the antiquities, as the Roman walls, have already been mentioned while sketching the history of the county. In addition to these, many objects of interest have been turned up. There are three Druidical temples still standing: one near Keswick, a circle of fifty granite stones, about 8 feet high; one near Cumwhitton, called "Gray Yauds", a circle of 52 yards diameter, containing 88 stones not more than 4 feet high; and a third near Little Salkeld, called "Long Meg and her Daughters", a circle about 150 yards in diameter, the largest stone being 17 feet in height.
There are also two or three circles at Black Comb; a barrow and a rocking-stone at Souden Head; an old Danish obelisk near Bewcastle; and inscriptions at Netherby, Ellenborough, and other places. On the Scotch borders there are many martello towers, or Peel Houses, as they are locally called, of three or four stories high, with one room on each floor. They were built as watch-towers and places of refuge during a raid, and most of them are very ancient.
Masonry is big here – The Cumbrian province contains more than 80 lodges and around 4,000 brothers. It is divided into six groups, including the Carlisle group of lodges, of which there are 15. Lawrie Keen added: “Our philosophy is simply to make ourselves better citizens and to give a helping to hand to those less fortunate than ourselves. We do look after our own, but we look after others as well.” Nationally, the movement gave away almost £2 million to its major charities last year, not counting its donations to the hospice movement and other good causes. See http://www.cumbwestmasons.co.uk/index2.html
Foot and mouth
Major outbreak a few years ago and recent flooding - it is in economic decline according to Kay Bourne the business manager of Carlisle Business Centre
Carlisle – I keep thinking "graveyard"...Not very encouraging - then came across this - can't find anything to say it has been dealt with so far...also Kevin Carlyon, high priest of the British White Witches, is put in his penny's worth of comments
Curse of Carlisle
In 2005, the locals of Carlisle began to blame certain misfortunes such as the recent flooding and their football team's bad performance on a 16th century curse. The curse was first invoked by Archbishop Dunbar of Glasgow in 1525 against cross-border families, known as the Border Reivers, who lived by stealing cattle, rape and pillage. For the millennium celebrations, the local council commissioned a 14-tonne granite artwork inscribed with all 1,069 words of the curse.
In March 2005 Liberal Democrat city councilor Jim Tootle, hoping to break the curse, proposed the stone either be moved outside the city boundaries or destroyed altogether. A council meeting on March 8 rejected Tootle's proposal, a move welcomed by council leader Mike Mitchelson, who had earlier questioned whether moving the stone was a good use of council funds.
Border Reivers were raiders along the Anglo-Scottish border (Border country), for nearly three hundred years from the late 13th century to the middle of the 16th century. They were English and Scottish, and raided both sides of the border impartially, forcing the inhabitants to live in a state of constant alert, and giving rise to the building of fortified houses, such as the bastle houses and Peel towers which are characteristic of this area and period. Smailholm is one of many surviving Peel towers.
The Border Reivers were mounted, and specialized in rustling livestock. They were considered the finest light cavalry in all of Europe, and after meeting one Reiver, Walter Scott of Buccleuch, who had broken a prisoner out of Carlisle Castle, Queen Elizabeth I is quoted as having said that "with ten thousand such, James (VI) could shake any throne in Europe." Many Reivers served as mercenaries, both in the Low Countries and in Ireland; such service was often handed down to captured raiders as punishment in lieu of death. Many took part in the plantation of Ulster becoming the people know as Ulster-Scots (Scots-Irish in America).
The Reivers also served both English and Scottish kings as soldiers; Flodden Field and Solway Moss were battles where Border light cavalry played an important part. While they were, as mentioned, excellent light cavalry, they were difficult to control, and there were always questions about how loyal they were. At battles such as Ancrum Moor in Scotland in 1545, it was possible for Borderers who found themselves on the side which looked like losing, to change sides and attack their former comrades, so as to be able to curry favour with the victors. Many Borderers had relatives on the other side of the Border, despite laws forbidding international marriage, and at the time, they were described as being English or Scottish, whichever happened to be more advantageous.
In the unsettled conditions of the late-medieval Anglo-Scottish Border, a special body of law, known as Border Law, grew up to deal with the situation. Under Border Law, a person who had been raided had the right to mount a counter-raid, even across the border, to recover his goods, and any person meeting this counter-raid was required to ride along and offer such help as he could, on pain of being considered complicit with the raiders. Both Borders were divided into "Marches," under a "March Warden," and the respective kingdoms' March Wardens would meet at appointed times along the border itself to settle claims against people on their side of the border by people from the other kingdom. These occasions, known as "Days of Truce," were much like fairs, with entertainment and much socializing, and the threat of violence to spice things up---many reivers resisted being taken by force.
The reivers' activities, although usually within a day's ride of the Border, extended both north and south of their main haunts. English raiders were reported to have hit the outskirts of Edinburgh, and Scottish raids were known as far south as Yorkshire. The main raiding season ran through the winter months, when the nights were longest and the cattle and horses fat from having spent the summer grazing. The true reivers didn't care which side of the border they raided, so long as the people they hit had no powerful protectors and no connection to their own kin. Many reivers collected tribute from more peaceful folk to spare them from attack; this was called "blackmail" or "black rent," and this is where the term "blackmail" entered the English language.
By the death of Elizabeth I, things had come to such a pitch along the Border that the English government looked into re-fortifying and rebuilding Hadrian's Wall. Upon his accession to the English throne, James VI of Scotland (who became James I of England) moved hard against the reivers, abolishing Border Law and the very term "Borders" in favor of "Middle Shires," and dealing out stern justice to many known reivers, who could no longer duck into the other kingdom until things cooled down. By the end of James VI/I's reign, the Borders were fairly peaceful; such surviving thieves as existed did not have the infrastructure behind them that their ancestors would have had.
Long after they were gone, the reivers were romanticized by writers such as Sir Walter Scott, although he got some things wrong---the term "moss-trooper" more correctly refers to one of the robbers that existed after the real reivers had been put down. The stories of legendary border reivers like Kinmont Willie were retold in folk-song as Border ballads. There are also local legends, probably untrue, such as the "Dish of Spurs" which would be served to a border chieftain to remind him that the larder was empty and it was time to acquire some more plunder.
Hawick in Scotland hold an annual Reivers festival as do the Schomberg Society in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland (the two often co-operate). The Ulster-Scots Agency's first two leaflets from the ‘Scots Legacy’ series feature the story of the historic Ulster tartan and the origins of the kilt and the Border Reivers. Reiver descendents can be found throughout Ulster with names such as Elliot, Armstrong, Beattie, Bell, Hume and Heron, amongst others.
Carlisle History (From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlisle)
Because Carlisle was the last English town before the Scottish border, in the days when the two countries were separate kingdoms, it developed importance as a military stronghold, and Carlisle Castle is still relatively intact. Built in 1092 by William Rufus, and having once served as a prison for Mary, Queen of Scots, it still houses The King's Own Royal Border Regiment. Because of the frequently changing position of the Anglo-Scottish border during the Wars of Independence, Carlisle has a distinct Scottish ambiance, despite being in England.
The Tullie House Museum, an award-winning museum, tells the story of the Border country, including much material on Hadrian's Wall, the Roman defensive structure which runs close to the city, and many items of Roman architecture. Tullie House used to house an excellent lending and reference library, but that has now been placed on top of a supermarket in the lanes. (The Lanes are Carlisle's main shopping area in the centre of the city). Carlisle cathedral has the largest east window of any cathedral in Europe, but the western end of the cathedral was demolished by Oliver Cromwell to shore up the castle. Carlisle also has a first-class racetrack, located to the south of the city centre.
5 November, 2001, 19:13 GMT
Churchmen call for stone exorcism
The archbishop of Glasgow cursed the stone
Churchmen have asked a Roman Catholic archbishop to perform an exorcism on a giant stone.
In 1520, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Glasgow, Archbishop Dunbar, cursed the stone in an attempt to ex-communicate the savage and lawless Border Reivers terrorising Cumbria.
And Carlisle City Council has re-inscribed the curse on the bishop's stone, as it is known, to form the centrepiece of a museum exhibition.
But now the Bishop of Carlisle, the Reverend Graham Dow, wants the next archbishop of Glasgow - who will succeed Cardinal Thomas Winning, who died in June - to lift the curse.
Councilor Judith Attinson told the BBC's Today programme the curse was just "words very nicely engraved into a huge lump of granite".
"It is a wonderful thing for visitors to come and have a look at - a fine piece of art," she added.
But the Reverend Kevin Davies told Today that the curse should be taken seriously.
"This stone invokes evil on people and as such we should not take it lightly," he said.
The curse, which has never been revoked, is "a violent piece of spiritual language", according to Mr. Davies.
"Words are powerful things," he told the programme.
"Words can affect reality for good or ill and become even more powerful when they are written down," Mr. Davies concluded.
Witch warns of Curse Stone power
Tuesday, 8 March, 2005, 11:37 GMT http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cumbria/4328259.stm
Mr. Carlyon is high priest of the British White Witches
A white witch has warned against removing a city centre sculpture inscribed with a Scottish curse.
Since the Cursing Stone was placed in Carlisle, the city has suffered floods, foot-and-mouth disease, job losses and a goal famine for the football team.
Now the city council is considering destroying the stone, to try to bring the run of bad luck to an end.
But Kevin Carlyon, high priest of the British White Witches, says that would only increase belief in its power.
He said: "A curse can only work if people believe in it. I think at the moment the sculpture is a nice piece of history, but if the council destroys it, they would be showing their belief in the curse.
"Most of us have some kind of superstition, and I think that destroying the stone would be very bad for Carlisle because it would feed that power.
"The council could make things a lot worse for the city."
The 14-tonne stone is inscribed with a 1,069-word 16th Century curse which was first invoked by the Archbishop of Glasgow against cross-border families, known as the "reivers", blamed for stealing cattle, rape and pillage.
It was designed by artist Gordon Young whose own ancestors were Reivers, and who believes recent events have nothing to do with the stone.
He said: "I think there are enough rational people on the council to make sure there's no chance of it being destroyed, but the fact that they are considering that is truly amazing.
"Having been brought up in Carlisle, I can remember factories catching fire, flooding, unemployment, and consecutive relegations by Carlisle United. It just doesn't stack up for one second."
The council is meeting on Tuesday evening do discuss the fate of the Cursing Stone, which would cost the council about £7,500 to remove.
October 11, 2005
I HEAR THE WORD ERIN ----LAWLEWWNESS-----HIGHWAYMEN
Erin – goddess of
love and sexuality-----the triple MOTHER goddess of Erin, a
shapeshifter and goddess of SOVEREIGNTY OF THE
This area is known for lawlessness. The county has even had to ask for help from other counties with law enforcement.
We went to the largest war memorial I have seen in this country. It had a very large beautiful garden behind it with a large monument to queen Victoria. It sat right on the river and there was a line directly from the river through the gates of the war memorial through a huge water area with fountain to the monument of Queen Victoria. The queen of heaven connected to Jezebel was so evident here. It was a place of meeting for homosexuals as well as occultic activity. We did much warfare here as well as worship to the Most High God. One of the young men with us had a war drum which he played very loudly which caused all around to wonder what we were all about. Commanded the voice of the blood to be silenced by the blood of Jesus as we applied the victory of the cross there. The freemason hall was again one of many in the county, but very strong. We had two with us who had been born in Nottingham along with those who lived there. One was a daughter of a coal miner and told how hopeless the people became when the mines were closed. She broke the power of all this in the night meeting. Called life and hope back into this county. Many things have been hijacked in this area – like the Apostle anointing (William Booth) and the healing anointing which the largest pharmacy in the nation started here, but taken over by pharmacia.
Hosea – pagan idols – spirit of whoredoms 5:4 ---idolatry, fornication, can figuratively apply to business dealings.
The old Celtic name for Nottingham, according to Asser (King Alfred’s biographer), was Tig Guocobauc or, in Latin, Speluncarum Domus, meaning “house of caves”. To this day, the city stands above a complex of man-made caves hollowed out from the soft sandstone. This underground aspect of the city is reflected throughout the county, since coal mining has been one of her traditional industries. All this suggests a hidden aspect to Nottingham.
Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire have always been regarded as sibling counties and were once under a common jurisdiction. The evidence of witchcraft found in the Derbyshire research may also be relevant for Nottinghamshire, although I believe it is more hidden. That is not to say it is completely hidden, since there is some information on local witchcraft on a BBC website.
The castle is generally believed to have been first built by the Normans and in the words of the seventeenth century historian, William Camden, was intended to “bridle the English”. It is also claimed that some kind of stronghold had stood on this site earlier in the eighth century.
The physical presence of a castle on a high place in Nottingham may reflect, if not entrench, something of a spiritual stronghold. The Normans imposed an extreme form of feudalism on the nation as well as introducing an extremer type of Roman Catholicism. I would define the Norman spirit as being colonizing, oppressive, hierarchical, controlling, murderous, treacherous and religious. These traits are, historically, also seen to characterize the English.
I believe the Empire spirit, in particular, was - at least - reinforced by the Norman invasion of England.
The position of the castle safeguarded the crossing of the River Trent and protected the South of England against incursions from the North. It may be a plausible conjecture that the castle was the base from which the Norman army set off to carry out the calculated massacre and scorched-earth policy, called “the harrying of the North”, in response to Northern resistance to William the Conqueror.
Historically, the River Trent, which runs through Nottingham, has been regarded as the dividing line between the North and South of England - once described as “this side Trent” and “yon side Trent”. Nottingham, thus, straddles the North and South of England. It is not just a midland city, but one with both “Southern” and “Northern” aspects to it. Consequently, the castle may be seen as watchtower that guards a psychic frontier between the North and South of England. 
It was certainly the base from which the English contingent set off to join the Third Crusade, led by Richard the Lionhearted, which ended as another massacre. There is a pub by the castle rock named “Ye old trip to Jerusalem”, trip meaning a resting place on a journey, and thus honours the Third Crusade.
William Booth: a rejected apostle
William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, was born in Sneinton, now in the city, in 1829. His ministry was to the poor and the “unchurched”, and manifestations of the Holy Spirit were clearly evident at the meetings. The motto of the Salvation Army was “Blood and Fire” to emphasise the works of the Son and the Spirit of God. The very name Salvation Army reflects its key focus spiritual warfare. William Booth was rejected by the Church in Nottingham and ultimately established his main work in London.
The Pilgrim Fathers
Long before William Booth, North Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire together were home to the Christians, who later became known as the Pilgrim Fathers.
“.. they were called Separatists and believed in greater freedom of worship and religious tolerance. However, their views fell foul of the Crown to such an extent that their lives were in danger.”
It is of interest that the church that their leader, William Brewster, “failed to attend regularly” was named in honour of Wilfrid and was in the diocese of York, both pointing to the false apostolic.
The spirit of appeasement
I cannot verify or document the following is, but I include it as something I was told by a friend whose father was in the Nottinghamshire Police during World War Two. He said that then Chief Constable of the Nottinghamshire Police was a Nazi-sympathiser and that, in the event of a successful German invasion of the South of the England and their prospective advance North, this officer had intended to meet the invading army at Trent bridge in order welcome it into the city.
I mention this as it bears a remarkable similarity to something that concerns another Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire, the present one, that is in the public domain.
“A Chief Constable is asking his 4,000 officers to wear green ribbons, the traditional colour of Islam, to show solidarity with Muslims after the London bomb attacks.
Steve Green, of Nottinghamshire police, also wants the public to adopt the ribbon to support Muslims "being held hostage by fear"
I feel the spirit of appeasement at work in Nottingham is also in the Church.
Lord Byron and D.H. Lawrence
The two most famous Nottinghamshire writers are the poet, Lord Byron, and the novelist D.H. Lawrence. They each opened a door that allowed a darkness to enter English literature and life.
Of Byron, it was said that he was “mad, bad and dangerous to know.” An article by Lezlie Kinyon, using this description in its title, makes the following claims.
“Not only has Byron influenced the modern vampire (genre), he became, himself, the archetype of poet. Byron is also important as a seminal figure in the Romantic movement within literature, a movement whose influence is felt in our day in the conventions of the gothic novel and in modern fantasy literature -- be it Tolkienesque or dark phantasmagoria.” [my insert]
“Byron was, most famously, the third in the aforementioned celebrated historic literary ménage à trois with Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelly in that moment when what has been the most enduring of Gothic novels, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, was first conceived.” 
Regarding the second writer, D. H. Lawrence,
“What is often forgotten amongst the claims of Lawrence as a pornographer is the fact that he was extremely religious. He was tired of the stifling Christianity of Europe and wished to rejuvenate it with earlier, tribal religions. This search for a primeval religious consciousness was part of the reason for his 'savage pilgrimage'. He was also inspired by contemporary 'process philosophy': for example works by Nietzsche, Henri Bergson and others, as well as by the works of Freud, most notably in Sons and Lovers which was also his most autobiographical work. He wished to free himself from the sexual restrictions of the past so that he could examine their place in religion but he would have been perhaps horrified if he realised his role in the "sexual revolution" of the 1960s.” 
A popular view is that the final publication in 1960 of his sexually explicit novel, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” opened the floodgates to what formerly could never be published.
Robin Hood: crime and double-mindedness
Anywhere in the world, the mention of Nottinghamshire provokes questions about Robin Hood. The life of Robin Hood is more legend than history and cannot be exclusively tied - if at all - to this county. The city, however, holds on to Robin Hood as a reality and has made him her own. Nottinghamshire is even subtitled “The Robin Hood County” on the sign posts by the approach roads leading in it.
As for the reality of Robin Hood, the clearest historical evidence is this name was used as an alias by law-breakers and there is some evidence that it was also a common nickname for criminals. Whether legendary or not, the character of Robin Hood is cast as an outlaw, while the reality for Nottinghamshire, which styles itself as the Robin Hood County, is that it has a serious crime problem. The local Chief Constable recently made the national news, because he has stated his force is unable to cope with the volume of murder investigations and has asked for outside help.
The promotion of the Robin Hood legend by the local council is undoubtedly motivated by some desire to bring tourist income into the county. Nottingham’s growing reputation as a place of gun crime is now, ironically, beginning to have the opposite effect.
Robin Hood’s well-known mission statement was “to rob from the rich and to give to the poor.” The first part of this is bad and the second part good, reflecting a double-mindedness. There also appears to be something of a double-mindedness in the Church in Nottingham, a desire to move forward and yet a tolerance of Jezebel.
The Queen of Heaven
The town hall for Nottingham is called the Council House. Inside, positioned in a prominent place, there is a Queen of Heaven statue called the “lady of welcome” that has been sculpted wearing Nottingham lace. It commissioned by Sir Julian Cahn - who also paid for the demonic lion statues outside “guarding” the Council House - and was modelled on the image of his wife. He was not just a major benefactor, but according to one source, an agent for the Rothschilds and one of the founders of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the British counterpart of the Council for Foreign Relations. The city is also called the “Queen of the Midlands”.
The St Ann’s area of Nottingham is particularly notorious for crime. It was once supposed to have had a well, named Robin Hood’s Well. This was later changed in face of local opposition to the “St Anne’s Well”, which has given the area its name. “St Anne” is said to be a “christianised” version of the Celtic fertility goddess, Anu. Picking up on this theme of idolatry, Deering, the early historian of Nottinghamshire, wrote,
“BY a custom, time beyond memory, the mayor and aldermen of Nottingham, with their wives, have been accustomed on Monday in Easter week, morning prayer ended, to march from the town to St. Anne’s Well, anciently called Robin Hood’s Well, having the town waits to play before them, and attended by all the clothing, i.e., such as have been sheriffs, and ever after wear scarlet gowns, together with the officers of the town and many other burgesses and gentlemen, such as wish well to the woodward--this meeting being instituted, and since continued for his benefit.” 
The stronghold of alcohol
Nottingham is a centre for binge-drinking, which is a social magnet that draws in people not only from the wider locality but from the surrounding counties of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire. Furthermore,
“Nottingham is renowned for having more bars per square mile than any other town in Britain ..”and
“The square mile in the city now boasts a total of 356 bars.” 
What is a possible origin of this? In “The legend and history of Britain’s oldest inn”, it says:
“The original castle of Nottingham was established on the rock in the year 1068 by William Peverill, for the king, William the Conqueror. William Peverill caused the course of the River Leen to be altered to pass by the foot of the castle rock, partly as a moated defence, and partly as a water supply. Since water for drinking was notoriously bad in those days, ale was brewed and drunk: for the brewing purpose, as well as creating alcohol, also served to sterilise the drink. Consequently, after the erection of the castle, one of the first additions would have been the brewhouse.”
Apart from being a major consumer of alcohol, the city was also once a significant producer of beer until this local industry was taken over by Burton-on-Trent.
“The water at Burton was found to be richer in gypsum than was Nottingham water, and consequently Burton beer was more palatable than Nottingham beer, and so Burton gradually rose to be the metropolis of brewing, and Nottingham’s trade declined.” 
Nottingham has a serious drug problem and gang rivalry in the drugs trade is the source of local gun crime. Apart from the national roots of this problem probably being in Britain’s earlier opium trade, there may be a local root relating to the fact that one of Nottingham’s major industries was cigarette production under the John Player company. This has now become international as the Imperial Tobacco company, which today maintains manufacturing sites at Liverpool, Bristol and Nottingham.
According to the 2001 national census, Nottingham is ranked the seventh most homosexual city in England and Wales. Homosexual importuning appears to be an uninhibited activity in the city. The building that housed the Methodist chapel, where William Booth gave his life to the Lord, is today the Broadway Cinema, a cinema-café complex, which frequently screens “gay film festivals” and is a meeting place for homosexuals.
Broxtowe is a district just to the West of Nottingham. In 1989 the Broxtowe Case made the international news.
“..10 men and women were charged with 53 offenses of incest, indecent assault and cruelty against 21 children. There was medical evidence that the children were sexually abused, physically abused, and given alcohol. Close cooperation between the police and Social Services personnel resulted in successful convictions.”
“The children's foster parents were asked to record in diaries anything that the children said about their alleged abuse. It was the contents of the diaries that suggested that the children had been subjected to more than incest. Allegations surfaced of Satanic Ritual Abuse including "witch parties", murder of infants, animal killings, additional abuse by strangers, videotaping of abuse, etc.” 
While the police had led a successful prosecution, for whatever reason, they failed to give credit to the statements that were later made by the children that pointed to the ritual and satanic nature of the abuse.
In 1988, Nick Davies wrote the book, “Dark Heart”, subtitled “The shocking truth about hidden Britain”, which is a work of investigative journalism The first of the four main sections, “The children of the forest”, concerns child prostitution in Nottingham.
Nottingham has a research hospital of international repute, the Queen’s Medical Centre, which is part of the University of Nottingham. Nearby is Wollaton Hall, an Elizabethan stately home that belonged to the Middleton family. The family emblem is a crowned owl, which can be identified as Stolas or Solas.
“In demonology Stolas is a Great Prince of Hell, commands twenty-six legions of demons (twenty-five to other authors), and teaches astronomy and the knowledge of poisonous plants, herbs and precious stones.”
The English word pharmacy comes from the Greek word pharmakeia, meaning witchcraft. In 1841, Charles Mackay in Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds wrote: “The witch-doctor alluded to is better known by the name of the cunning man, and has a large practice in the counties of Lincoln and Nottingham.”
On a positive note, a local Christian man, Jesse Boot, started a business that provided herbal remedies and medicines at a low price so that the poor would also be able to afford
Notts is more than a place of coalmines to me it always has and always will be a place where I can crush the coal in peoples’ lives – the coal of inequity and bring forth diamonds.
You have heard of the saying “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” ? Well, in Notts it is still important to deal with the girl who wants the diamonds more than the man. (my thoughts - In other words the girl – the greed and jezebel that encourage people to put money first before Jesus…? Actually the greed is mammon – the other 2 are around but key is mammon)
There will be no more knotting in Nottinghamshire. I am coming to straighten out the knots and even cut them out if I have to. The knots I talk about are the blockages caused by my church in Notts not merely the knots set up by the enemy of your souls and the devil himself.
It is time for the people of Derby to recognise that Nottingham is just as good as itself that they are no longer to be like Siamese twins joined at the hip and if Derby does something Nottingham even Notts county follows. What a sorry state of affairs – how can I come with my life when it is getting squashed out in this way and by much in-fighting in my body?
Dear Lord, you say Dear Lord – don’t you mean dear Lord this is what I want today and provide me with a shopping list when you are missing my heartbeat come on deal with your inequity so I can unleash my power and splendour into your houses and make Nottingham a place where people come to see clearly about fashion and patterns from all over the country and world once again. Can’t you see even as the land still provides a platform for the lonely and the foreigner in Nottingham – if Robin Hood came into the church today he’d be questioned and ostracised for wearing a hat and for stealing from the governor of the land not held up as a hero for robbing the rich to give to the poor. Even this is a shift from my ways - the fullness is me enabling the rich to give to the poor through you and the strategies I give you to employ, work on and release. Business enterprise is a key in this county for reform again in the churches around here and so many more in your communities can be touched…
Church stop singing songs of remembrance and get on now as those who you sing about did.
 Alfred the Great: Asser’s Life of King Alfred and other contemporary sources, 1983, Penguin.
 www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/features/ 2003/11/witches_guide_to_nottinghamshire.shtml
 About 20 years after the Norman invasion of England, a different branch of the Norman family, still based in France, set off to colonize Sicily. It is believed that the effect is of its rule paved the way for the emergence of the mafia system.
 “Sins of the Fathers” by Brian Mills and Roger Mitchell, Sovereign World, 1999.
 “A History of Nottinghamshire” by David Kaye, Phillimore, 1987
 It was said that North-South reconciliation was necessary for revival in the whole country at A Prayer for the Nations conference in 1999. Later I had felt we could claim the promises of reconciliation and revival made to the divided kingdom of Israel in Jeremiah 50:4, Ezekiel 37:22, Hosea 1:11 and Isaiah 11:13-14.
 Quite strangely, a part of the castle rock resembles Golgotha in having holes carved into its face like eye-sockets.
 www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/index/leisure_and_culture/ local-history-and-heritage/pilgrim-fathers.htm
 www.worksoptoday.co.uk/mk4CustomPages/ CustomPage.aspx?PageID=6560
 www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/ 2005/08/12/nribb12.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/08/12/ixhome.html
 The contemporary poet, Robert Southey, said of Byron, Shelley and their circle,
“The school which they have set up may properly be called the Satanic school; for though their productions breathe the spirit of Belial in their lascivious parts, and spirit of Moloch in those loathsome images of atrocities and horrors which they delight to represent, they are more especially characterized by a Satanic spirit of pride and audacious impiety, which still betrays the wretched feeling of hopelessness wherewith it is allied.”
 What evidence there is suggests Yorkshire could make a stronger claim it.
 I heard that when the film “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” was on general release, the local crime-rate soared.
 www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/ news/2005/03/13/ncrime13.xml
 “How long will you halt and limp between two opinions?” [1 Kings 18: 21 (Amplified)]
 www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/ coun/history/CouncilHouse6.pdf
 www.mail-archive.com/ctrl@listserv. aol.com/msg38041.html
 www.10best.com/Nottingham/ - 25k - Supplemental Result
 www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/students/ 2004/03/101_things_to_do_in_nottingham_04.shtml
 The inn in question, Ye old trip to Jerusalem, is elsewhere said not even be the oldest inn in Nottingham.
 www.nottshistory.org.uk/articles/ itinerary/itinerary1927p2.htm
 www.netscape.co.uk/finance/ 3.html?INSURANCE%20GIANT'S%20CLAIM%20RESUMES
 www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/features/ 2004/04/gay_city_census_statistics.shtml
 The precise location within the building is said to be the projection room.
October 12, 2005
PLACE OF VENTURE------FAIRY TALES LIKE PETER PAN. PLACE OF Setting sun ----SUN STREET-----EXECUTE WORD AGAINST WITCHCRAFT AND SORCERY
Venture – a risky or dangerous undertaking ---something on which a risk is taken, as the merchandise in a commercial enterprise or a stake in gambling---to express at the risk of criticism.
It is interesting that they had a king whose name meant “Hound of the god Belenus or shining hound. We bound this demonic hound and called forth the Christians in this area to become the shining one – the light of the world Jesus said we would be. We called forth those who would not turn back, but would put their hand to the plow and not look back.
The motto of the Bucks shield says Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum. This is Latin and means 'no stepping back'. Swan with a chain around its neck...
Bucks - Heard Lord say the phrase the buck stops here - like as in the blame / responsibility is here also I thought of buck as slang for money...lots of money in Bucks - especially in Chalfont St Peters, Chalfont St Giles, Beaconsfield, Jordans, Wendover, Whiteleaf, Marlow etc Place of trade routes (other meaning for buck is male deer - some wild in woods - and on local mottos...) Was pondering this link and the treasures of darkness being given to the righteous and the trade routes running through this county including the oldest one the ridgeway...Much hidden money here?? Like Rothschild’s - when they first one came over they built up and passed on a banking business to their son –
Background and research
When Nathan Mayer Rothschild first arrived in London in the early Nineteenth Century his first priority was to establish business and to build influences. By the time of his death in 1836 he passed a fast growing banking business on to his eldest son Lionel Rothschild (1808-1879). (from http://en.wikipedia.org)
Aylesbury, Henry VIII was responsible for making Aylesbury the official county town over Buckingham. Aylesbury is known from archeological digs to date back at least as far as 1500 B.C. and the Icknield Way, which crosses the county, is pre-Roman in origin. Many Roman roads here including Watling Street -running across Aylesbury through Waddesdon and out past Bicester over to the East and out towards Hemel and St Albans. (From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckinghamshire)
There are pre-Roman earthworks all over the county. Also, one of the most legendary kings of the Britons, Cunobelinus, had a castle in the area which acted as an outpost (the earthworks of which still remain) and lent his name to the group of villages known as the Kimbles. (From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckinghamshire)
Cunobelinus (also written Kynobellinus, Cunobelin) (late 1st century BCE - 40s CE) was a historical king of the Catuvellauni tribe of pre-Roman Britain. Also this tribe present in St Albans - centred on Wheathampstead in Herts...He also appears in British legend as Cymbeline or Kymbeline, and in Welsh, Kynvelyn or Cynfelyn. His name means "hound of (the god) Belenus" or "shining hound". (From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cunobelinus)
Milton Keynes - Over the years Milton Keynes has become renowned if not infamous for the concrete cows, The city is home to the UK's largest University, the Open University, though the only students resident on campus are post graduate - the majority of Open University students are distance learners. Contrary to (allegedly) popular misconception, Milton Keynes was not named after the poet John Milton nor the economists Milton Friedman and John Maynard Keynes (indeed "Keynes" in the latter is pronounced "kay", not "key"), but after a village that already existed on the site of the proposed New City. The village was renamed Middleton in 1991, to distinguish it from the larger city. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Keynes)
John Wycliffe - born in Ludgershall - near Wycombe... In Wycombe now have a Baptist missionary centre called Wycliffe College and they are involved in raising prayer for the nations there...Also on list looks like there were lots of writers in Bucks and people involved in the arts - good and bad eg Ozzy Osbourne and wife...X factor fame...bad influence etc... Enid Blyton and Shelley writers good...
Up near Hughenden (where there is another manor- talk about landed gentry and surfdom servitude to land and landowners...still around...slavery to land much old style Lord of the manors around in the county...) there is a secret war bunker place near here - but can't remember exactly where now...
Great train robbery was here - not so relevant...now other than it is demonstrating more robbery in the land of a lot of money...
Mentmore Towers (From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentmore_Towers) - The house was built between 1852 and 1854 for Baron Mayer de Rothschild who needed a house close to London and in close proximity to other Rothschild homes at Tring in Hertfordshire, Ascott, Aston Clinton and later Waddesdon Manor and Halton House. He had slowly since 1846 been buying land in the area. However, it was not until 1850 that he bought the manor and advowson of Mentmore for £12,400 from the trustees of the Harcourt family. The plans for the new mansion which was begun in 1852, imitated Wollaton Hall in Nottingham; they were drawn by the well known architect Joseph Paxton, famous for The Crystal Palace (see Plans and interiors of Mentmore).
Buckinghamshire had recently been blighted by a livestock famine that had almost destroyed the rural communities and so picturesque estates that were in close proximity to London were going cheap, and the agricultural depression saw many landed estates come onto the market. By 1900, different branches and generations of the family owned thousands of acres, forming the Vale of Aylesbury almost into a Rothschild enclave
The Roman influence on Buckinghamshire is most widely felt in the Roman roads that cross the county. Watling Street and Akeman Street both cross the county from east to west, and the Icknield Way follows the line of the Chiltern Hills. The first two were important trade routes linking London with other parts of Roman Britain, and the latter was used as a line of defence, though it may have been an extension of a much older road. (From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckinghamshire)
Another flush of annexations of local manors to the Crown accompanied the dissolution of the monasteries (1536), when almost a third of the county became the personal property of King Henry VIII, to dispose of at his pleasure. Henry VIII was also responsible for making Aylesbury the county town over Buckingham, which he did to curry favour with Thomas Boleyn so that he could marry his daughter Anne. Another of Henry's wives, Catherine Parr, also had a sphere of influence within the county. (From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckinghamshire)
Today Buckinghamshire is considered by many to be the idyllic rural landscape of Edwardian fiction and is known colloquially as leafy Bucks. This point of view has led to many parts of the county being very popular with commuters for London, which in turn has led to an increase in the general cost of living for local people. However pockets of deprivation still remain in the county, particularly in the large towns of Aylesbury and High Wycombe. (From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckinghamshire)
Coat of Arms (From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckinghamshire)
The coat of arms for Buckinghamshire County Council features a white swan in chains. This dates back to the Anglo Saxon period, when swans were bred in Buckinghamshire for the king's pleasure. That the swan is in chains illustrates that the swan is bound to the king, an ancient law that still applies to wild swans in the UK today. The herald was first used at the Battle of Agincourt by the Duke of Buckingham.
Above the swan is a gold band, in the centre of which is Whiteleaf Cross, representing the many ancient landmarks of the county. The shield is mounted by a beech tree, representing the Chiltern Forest that once covered almost half the county. Either side of the shield are a stag and a swan.
The motto of the shield says Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum. This is Latin and means 'no stepping back'.
Milton Keynes - The road that goes through the city centre, Midsummer Boulevard, is named because it is aligned so that the sun shines directly along it on midsummer each year.
Milton Keynes also appears in Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's book Good Omens, as an example of a town neither heaven nor hell take credit for, but both regard as a success: "it was built to be modern, efficient, healthy, and, all in all, a pleasant place to live. Many Britons find this amusing." The British Comedian Bill Bailey makes reference to Milton Keynes in his stand up show Part Troll, calling the city "Satan's layby". (From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Keynes)
The Hell-fire Club (From www.controverscial.com/Sir%20Francis%20Dashwood.htm)
Sir Francis Dashwood made friends easily and had a charming manner when it suited him. He began to collect about himself a core of like-minded friends of power, influence and distinction. They listened with interest to what he told them about his religious beliefs. It was from these elite friends that in 1751, he founded a brother-hood of men, an Order he named after himself called – “The Order of the Friars of St. Francis of Wycombe” also known variously as: “The Knights of St Francis”, "The Monks of Medmenham" or “The Hell-fire Club”. The group shared in all his loves and appetites for the cultural arts, as well as those for - Sex, drink, food, dressing up, politics, blasphemy and the occult
The order originally met at Sir Francis’ lavish home, West Wycombe House. But this was his family home and not really suitable for the revelry and festivities he envisioned for the new group. He began to cast about for a more secluded and private place to hold its meetings. He found the perfect site through his friendship with a local painter Francis Duffield. The Duffield family had inherited an old and disused 12th century Cistercian monastery called “Medmenham Abbey”. It was situated in a secluded grove by a stretch of the river Thames near Marlow, about six miles away from West Wycombe and twenty miles west of London. It seemed perfect for what he wanted and he took over the lease from Duffield.
To preserve secrecy, instead of using local labour Sir Francis sent in his own builders and gardeners from his estate in West Wycombe and transformed the abbey into a Clubhouse. A square tower was added to the southeast corner of the building with a cloister of three arches along the side facing the river. Stained-glass windows of an ecclesiastical nature replaced the existing plain ones and frescos painted by “Giuseppi Borgnis” decorated the inside. At one end of the dining room stood a figure of Harpocrates the Egyptian god of silence with a finger to his lips, and at the other end the figure of the obscure goddess Angerona in the same pose. Over the main entrance to the abbey, inscribed in Latin was the motto of the order “Fay Ce Que Voudras”, meaning "Do As You Will" (a quotation from Francois Rabelais fictional abbey of Thélème). Maurice-Louis Jolivet then re-planed and designed all the gardens.
The initiates of the inner order were limited to thirteen men, Sir Francis known as the “Abbot” and his 12 “Apostles”, all other members of the order were known simply as “Monks” hence the “Monks of Medmenham”. They are thought to have worshipped the Goddess in her orgiastic mood. Only men ofinitiation into the inner order, and these included some of the most powerful men of the day: the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Queensberry, Sir John Stuart the Earl of Bute (later Prime Minister), Sir John Montagu the Earl of Sandwich, George Bubb Dodington (later Lord Melcombe), John Wilkes (the Reformer), Sir Henry Vansittart, Robert Lloyd (Poet), George Selwyn, Charles Churchill (Poet), William Hogarth (Painter), John Tucker (M.P.) and Thomas Potter (M.P. and son of a former Archbishop of Canterbury). The administrator of the order was the poet Paul Whitehead who kept the records, and who at the very end of his life destroyed them with his own hands, ensuring that the rituals of the order should never be known.
October 13, 2005
Hunt souls of men – hounds of hell
When I put into the search engine (Huntingdonshire – hounds) what came up was a large site of pagan and witches meeting places. The one in Huntingdonshire says-“Our Sabbats are not only a celebration of the Year, but also a time for members to learn from, and with each other. Ritual, meditations, readings, music and poetry are all a part of our gatherings. There is also the chance for members to work through the rites of passage. To third degree and beyond, for each moment of reverence, a moment of laughter! If you would like more information please contact us using the email. Bright Blessings!”
On our prayer assignment, we wound up in a square where we many government buildings were located along with the Cromwell Church, museum, etc. The city is full of controversy about Cromwell and would not even let a monument be placed to him there. There seems to be a spirit of division in all areas there. There is a strong Queen of Heaven working through Jezebel here. We saw many watch towers and called forth true watchmen of God. God showed us this place had a righteous root, but had been shunted off track. Meshach the demon that trades in the souls of men had free reign. This is a major trade route and has been for a looooong time. We prayed over a young entrepreneur that night and called forth righteous trade and that he would be a sign. Things that should have been free to portray God had been bound up in slavery.
Before the Romans there is very little historical evidence of any settlement around Huntingdon, occasional hut circles, flint tools and other sporadic finds indicate that Celtic peoples did inhabit or at least forayed into the area. What evidence there is documented in detail in the sections on Prehistoric Huntingdonshire and Ancient Earthworks. In those times Huntingdonshire was at the boundary of the Catuvellauni based at St Albans in the south and the Coritani, based around the Trent and Nene valleys, so people venturing into Huntingdonshire from either direction would have been really out in the wilds. The upland areas were still predominately densely forested when the Romans arrived and the lowland areas, as we know, were part of the Great Fen and generally underwater for most of the year.
So the name Huntingdonshire appears to describe the county very well, as the place to go hunting although this does not appear to be the origin of the county's name.
Huntingdonshire (abbreviated Hunts) is a part of England around the town of Huntingdon, which is currently administered as a local government district of Cambridgeshire. It includes St Ives, Godmanchester, St Neots, and Ramsey.
It had previously been an administrative county in its own right, the 3rd smallest in England. This was merged with the Soke of Peterborough in 1965 to form the administrative county of Peterborough and Huntingdonshire. In 1974 it was annexed to Cambridgeshire as the Huntingdon district, which was renamed back to Huntingdonshire on October 1, 1984.
Huntingdonshire is also a traditional county. Many groups, such as the Association of British Counties (ABC) and their affiliates, state that most people from Huntingdonshire identify primarily with this county. Despite a local government reform in the 1990s which restored county councils for Rutland and Herefordshire, Huntingdonshire county council was not restored. There is an affiliate of the ABC that seeks the restoration of a county council for Huntingdonshire.
The present district does not match the traditional county boundaries exactly - Fletton has been annexed to the City of Peterborough, Everton has been annexed to Bedfordshire and Swineshead is also currently administered by Bedfordshire council. It obtained Eaton Ford and Eaton Socon from Bedfordshire.
A large village on the edge of the fens between St. Ives and Ramsey, Warboys enjoys the rather dubious distinction of being the last recorded place from which three witches were ultimately hanged at Huntingdon in 1593 after being found guilty of witchcraft at Huntingdon Assizes. The rather odd name of Warboys is partly Anglo-Saxon and partly Norman-French and means "Look-Out Wood". In recent years it has grown a great deal as a residential area and its small central core of streets with their shops have almost a town-like appearance with, at its heart, a tall Victorian clock tower with a gabled roof. To provide amenities for its growing population, the village has a recreation ground and sports field as well as village and school halls. Older buildings of interest include the 16th Century manor house and church whose splendid 13th Century tower and spire is one of the finest in the District.
Close to the village is Pingle Wood Cutting a nature reserve managed by the Wildlife Trust and noted for its masses of quite rare spotted orchids and, just off the nature trail, are a few of the even rarer bee orchids.
the history of the present town really begins in Saxon
Times. They settled in the area after the collapse of the
Roman Empire, probably around the year 500 AD. They founded
a small settlement called Slepe, which is an old Saxon word
meaning 'Muddy'. No Evidence of this settlement has been
found and the first definitive date in the history of St
Ives is 986. In that year, the local Saxon landowner,
Mannesonne, died, and left his property to Ramsey Abbey, a
Benedictine monastery about ten miles away. Slepe, which
later became St Ives, remained Ramsey Abbey property for the
next 100 years or so.
986 The settlement of Slepe is left to Ramsey Abbey by the Mannesonne family.
1086 Slepe is recorded in the Doomsday book. There are around 60 households, and is valued at £16
1110 King Henry I grants Ramsey Abbey a charter allowing an annual fair to be held at St Ives. The fair is to start on the Wednesday after Easter and lasts for a week. For the next 400 years, the fairs were held, being officially abandoned in 1511. They Put St Ives on the map and were considered one of the premiere events held in England each year.
1426 It is thought that the new stone bridge across the river Great Ouse was completed in this year. It replaced the old wooden bridge, which dated from approximately 1100.
1544 Henry VIII gives the priory buildings to one of his courtiers Thomas Audley
1631 Oliver Cromwell moves to St Ives and farms there for 5 years.
1645 King Charles leads the cavalry down the Great North Road occupying Huntingdon and Godmanchester. Parliament ordered all bridges across the river Great Ouse, including the one at St Ives to be broken.
1774 John Wesley visits St Ives and reports that he preached to a Very well dressed and well-behaved congregation.
1801 The first census records the population of St Ives as 2099, living in 478 houses.
1847 St Ives railway and the lines to Cambridge and Huntingdon are opened.
1864 The Free Church is built on the Market Hill.
1874 The town achieves the status of a Borough.
1901 The Cromwell statue is unveiled on the Market Hill.
1902 The Roman Catholic church in Cambridge is dismantled and re-erected in Needingworth Road, St Ives.
1912 There are severe floods with the water levels rising to that never recorded before.
1931 Herbert Norris bequeaths his collection to St Ives together with the money to build the Norris museum, which is now the home of many historical records of St Ives.
1947 Once again there are severe floods with the water level rising even above the levels of the 1912 floods.
1951 The census records the population of St Ives to be 3078.
1954 The St Ivo school is opened.
1970 The railway line to Cambridge is closed. The line to Huntingdon had been closed 11 years earlier in 1959.
1980 The St Ives bypass is opened, taking traffic away from the town centre and relieving the strain on the old bridge.
1996 Heavy rain in December brought about flooding of the Ouse flood plains. This was immediately followed by a protracted cold spell in late December through early January 1997 which caused the flooded plains to freeze solid. Once again the traditional Fen speed skating championships were held on Bury Fen near Bluntisham, just a few miles east of St Ives.
1998 In April severe flooding occurred once again. Water levels rose above the 1912 levels, but did not quite reach the 1947 record.
Previously called Slepe, its name was changed to St Ives after the body, claimed to be that of a Persian bishop, Saint Ivo, was found buried in the town. For the past 1,000 years it has been home to some of the biggest markets in the country, and in the thirteenth century it was an important entrepot port.
An entrepôt (French, literally warehouse) is a trading centre, or simply a warehouse, where merchandise can be imported and exported without paying import duties, often at a profit. This profit is possible because of trade conditions, for example, the reluctance of ships to travel the entire length of a long trading route, and selling to the entrepot instead. The entrepot then sells at a higher price to ships travelling the other segment of the route.
In the Middle Ages, this was especially true. There was demand for spices, but a long trade route led to a much higher market price than the original buyng price. This led to an attractive profit for those who bothered to travel the entire route constantly. Modern markets have, however, been dwindling.
This extract is from "Samuel Lewis Topographical Gazeetter - 1831"
IVES (ST.), a market town and parish, in the hundred Of HUSTINGSTONE, county of HUNTINGDON, 6 miles (E.) from Huntingdon, and 59 (N. by W.) from London, containing 2777 inhabitants. The Saxon name of this place was Slepe, by which it is also distinguished in Domesday-book. It belonged to the abbot of Ramsey, who, in the beginning of the eleventh century, founded a church here in honour of St. Ivo, or Ives, a Persian archbishop, who traveled in England as a Christian missionary, and died about 660, and from whom the place derived its present appellation. The town is situated on the north side of the river Ouse, over which there is a good stone bridge, and the approach to it from the London road has recently been greatly improved by the construction of a causeway on arches, reaching a considerable distance, and affording a free passage for the water during the overflowings of the river. The streets are well paved and lighted, and the inhabitants are amply supplied with water. There is no particular branch of manufacture, but the trade of the town has become very considerable, especially in corn and coal; and, by means of the navigable river Ouse, an extensive commercial intercourse is carried on with Bedford, Lynn, and other places.
Built on the banks of the wide, fast-flowing River Great Ouse between Huntingdon and Ely, St Ives has a famous chapel on its bridge.
An 1831 entry record - The church, dedicated to St. Ivo, is a handsome edifice, with a tower supporting a lofty spire, and various parts of the building appear to be of ancient construction. Here are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyan Methodists. Some remains exist of the Benedictine priory, which was a cell to the abbey of Ramsey. Slepe hall, in this parish, now a boarding-school, was for some time the residence of Oliver Cromwell, who is said to have carried on the trade of a brewer here before he attained political celebrity.
In recent years, St Ives has been the victim of severe yearly flooding during winter. However, property development on the main flood plain continues, risking more severe floods in the future.
On Thursday, 24 April 1001, ‘a villager struggling to furrow the earth with a plough hit against a stone coffin. Astonished and excited by the hope of wealth, he called back the oxen, which were at a standstill, and put every effort into clearing the site. Realizing that it was a human burial, he called his fellow ploughmen to help him. When the cover was lifted they found religious tokens suggesting a priest.’ So runs the account of the discovery of the body of St Ivo, as recorded by the monk Goscelin around the year 1100. The discovery of the coffin was a turning point in the history of the little village of Slepe, which gradually became the town of St Ives.
From http://www.stives-town.info/belief.htm - St Ives is a melting pot of religious belief, the town is even named after a Persian Bishop, St Ivo. In addition to the early alternation between the state Christian religions of Protestant and Roman Catholic various groups separated into the Baptists, Methodists and other non-conformist elements. With the statue of Oliver Cromwell standing four square in the middle of the Market Place one cannot easily deny the town's involvement in the process of definition of State and Church on a national level!
Perhaps that is why today we are lucky to have what appears to be a homogenous community, that many places would aspire too, with the welcome addition of Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist groups.
Cromwell was once a resident of St. Ives and this commemorative statue is placed in the centre of the town in Market Hill right in front of the Town Hall
Cromwell and Religion
Cromwell life and actions had a radical edge springing from his strong religious faith. –note the word religious… - A conversion experience some time before the civil war, strengthened by his belief that during the war he and his troops had been chosen by God to perform His will, gave a religious tinge to many of his political policies as Lord Protector in the 1650s. Cromwell sought 'Godly reformation', a broad programme involving reform of the most inhumane elements of the legal, judicial and social systems and clamped down on drunkenness, immorality and other sinful activities. He also believed passionately in what he called 'liberty of conscience', that is freedom for a range of Protestant groups and faiths to practise their beliefs undisturbed and without disturbing others. Several times he referred to this religious liberty as the principal achievement of the wars, to be strengthened and cherished now that peace had returned. Others, however, viewed these religious policies as futile, unnecessarily divisive or a breeding ground for heresy.
Cromwell's understanding of religion and politics were very closely intertwined. Cromwell was a committed "Puritan" Protestant, believing that "salvation was open to all who obeyed the teachings of the Bible" and "acted according to their own (individual) conscience". He was passionately opposed to the Roman Catholic Church; which he saw as denying the 'primacy' of the Bible in favour of 'Papal' and Clerical authority, and which he blamed for 'tyranny' and 'persecution' of Protestants in Europe. For this reason, he was bitterly-opposed to Charles I's "reforms" of the Church of England, which introduced Catholic-style Bishops and Prayer Books, in place of Bible study. Cromwell's feelings of association between "Catholicism and persecution" were deepened with the Irish Rebellion of 1641, which were marked by 'massacres' (wildly-exaggerated in Puritan circles in Britain) by Irish Catholics of English and Scottish Protestant settlers. This would later be one of the reasons why Cromwell acted so harshly in his later military campaign in Ireland.
Cromwell was also opposed to the more radical religious groups on the Protestant side in the Civil Wars. Although he co-operated with Quakers and Presbyterians, he was opposed to their authoritarian imposition of their beliefs on other Protestants. He became associated with the "Independent" faction, which argued for religious freedom for all Protestants in a post-war settlement.
Finally, Cromwell was also a firm believer in Providentialism - the belief that God was actively directing the affairs of the world through the actions of chosen people. Cromwell believed, during the Civil Wars, that he was one of these people and interpreted victories as indications of God's approval of his actions and defeats as signs that God was directing him in another direction.
Cromwell's military standing gave him enhanced political power, just as his military victories gave him the confidence and motivation to intervene in and to shape political events. An obscure and inexperienced MP for Cambridge in 1640, by the late 1640s he was one of the power-brokers in parliament and he played a decisive role in the 'revolution' of winter 1648-9 which saw the trial and execution of the King and the abolition of monarchy and the House of Lords. As head of the army, he intervened several times to support or remove the republican regimes of the early 1650s.
Eventually, in December 1653, he became head of state as Lord Protector, though he held that office under a written constitution which ensured that he would share political power with parliaments and a council. As Lord Protector for almost five years, until his death on 3 September 1658, Cromwell was able to mould policies and to fulfill some of his goals. He headed a tolerant, inclusive and largely civilian regime, which sought to restore order and stability at home and thus to win over much of the traditional political and social elite. Abroad, the army and navy were employed to promote England's interests in an expansive and largely successful foreign policy.
The Soldier (from http://www.olivercromwell.org/the_soldier.htm)
From the outbreak of war in summer 1642, Cromwell was an active and committed officer in the parliamentary army. Initially a captain in charge of a small body of mounted troops, in 1643 he was promoted to colonel and given command of his own cavalry regiment.
He was successful in a series of sieges and small battles which helped to secure East Anglia and the East Midlands against the royalists. At the end of the year he was appointed second in command of the Eastern Association army, parliament's largest and most effective regional army, with the rank of lieutenant-general. During 1644 he contributed to the victory at Marston Moor, which helped secure the north for parliament, and also campaigned with mixed results in the south Midlands and Home Counties.
In 1645-6, as second in command of the newly formed main parliamentary army, the New Model Army, Cromwell played a major role in parliament's victory in the Midlands, sealed by the battle of Naseby in June 1645, and in the south and south-west. When civil war flared up again in 1648 he commanded a large part of the New Model Army which first crushed rebellion in South Wales and then at Preston defeated a Scottish-royalist army of invasion.
After the trial and execution of the King, Cromwell led major military campaigns to establish English control over Ireland (1649-50) and then Scotland (1650-51), culminating in the defeat of another Scottish-royalist army of invasion at Worcester in September 1651. In summer 1650, before embarking for Scotland, Cromwell had been appointed lord general - that is, commander in chief - of all the parliamentary forces.
It was a remarkable achievement for a man who probably had no military experience before 1642. Cromwell consistently attributed his military success to God's will. Historians point to his personal courage and skill, to his care in training and equipping his men and to the tight discipline he imposed both on and off the battlefield.
NOV 5, 2005
In prayer heard the word “anarchon.” Some notes on this follow. One of the meanings is a commencement or chief of order, time, place or rank beginning, first, principality, rule. place of the dead – spirits of death – death to God’s purpose – healing – hidden things like the green man.
The Lord showed us that this would be a place of the miraculous. That from here would come a people who could stand against the magicians of Egypt and they would have to say this is the finger of God. We performed a prophetic act of removing the stake from the ground of rebellion which is the foundation root of freemasonry.
The time or prayer throughout the area was fascinating and we believe very significant. Once again the old castle there houses local government where we stood at the gates and declared the rule of the Kingdom of God and not man.
The meaning is connected to anarchy and to the cult of dionysys----origins of drama – golden age of Greek drama. Anarchy is defined as the complete absence of government – political disorder and violence – lawlessness
Richborough – was once the Roman gateway and port to England. Probably was more important than Dover at one time. It was locked to the sea by huge gates - now only hinges left - was a main trade route through to London (from http://www.heritage.me.uk/misc/richborough.htm)
2) It is a place of many wars and battles especially there being a lot of prayer by the Mitchells and others re- 2nd world war and the number of air raids over Kent
3) Much witchcraft in the county- Canterbury Cathedral has been a place where there have been murders of a Christian in the church - Thomas a Becket this was instigated by Henry 2nd...originally a friend of Becket's...link between religious and political spirit again and jezebel very strong here - lack of fullness of harvest in church overall - often hard work for church planters and infighting in churches
4) Lord said to me that it was a place of harvest - this is part of its redemptive gift for the nation as well - it was known and still is for apple tree production and agricultural harvest but this has declined over the years...
The following was provided by Diane Ladd:
Saw a big neolith sticking out of the ground of Kent - sort of like a big stake with a sharp point stuck under the ground. (Neolith = a stone tool from the Neolithic age or New Stone age!!!)
When I asked the Lord more about it He said that this neolith has opened up a chasm which some people can fall into of witchcraft and occult where they try to pry it open. The Lord's people are closing the chasm in the nation and in Kent over the years, with prayer, but the stake remains and needs to be removed. But if it is removed quickly it will bleed profusely on to the ground and this is a pattern that has happened many times in Kent and blood from the past has covered the land again and again. But the Lord is saying now is different I want you my people to continue to call for others and as you do you will become part of the coming together of different tribes and nations and church families to be one, to come around this neolith and as you hold up holy hands to me in worship and praise I will give you the words and prayers and declarations that you are asking for to release this stake from the ground. I have given you my permission for you to tackle this neolith
Mark my words, there will be a time shortly where Kent will see a land that will yield its harvest fully, even as fruit and hop-pickers used to more fully pick the ripe fruit and farmers harvest the fullness of the range of crops from this land and the stake that has entered peoples' hearts and entered the land will be removed and thrown into the sea - a broken and spent force. No longer will there be a linking to the power source from Kent with that of Nelson's Column in London -for death will no longer have the same foothold into this area to come and go, even as it pleased in some areas, bringing havoc and turmoil and pain to generations of families.
The following is from http://www.dartfordarchive.org.uk/early_history/
NOMADS, SETTLERS AND INVADERS
IN THE MISTS OF TIME: NOMADS AND HUNTERS
The human history of the Dartford area spans more than 400,000 years. During this time there were extreme climatic changes varying from full Ice Age conditions to warm, almost tropical inter-glacial phases producing a rich diversity of landscapes, flora and fauna. At various times animal species as diverse as cave lion, monkey, rhino, straight-tusked elephant, bear, mammoth, deer, elk, lemming and bison frequented the Dartford area.
Three substantial and perfectly matching pieces of the 300,000 year old Swanscombe Skull, found by archaeologists at Barnfield Pit, Craylands Lane, Swanscombe near Dartford in the 1930s and 1950s, are among the oldest human remains ever discovered in Europe. Evidence suggests that Swanscombe Man, actually a woman in her early twenties, represents a slightly primitive form of modern man (Homo sapiens). Dartford’s archaeology reaches back almost to the frontier of human existence in Western Europe. There was a tribe of Clactonian people resident at Swanscombe even earlier than the Swanscombe Man tribe. Thousands of their primitive stone axes have been found in the oldest deposits at Barnfield Pit, Swanscombe.
This is part of what came up when I looked on line for Anarchon!
The real anarchy online started in 1996, when the Anarchist International Information Servic - AIIS - the official news-agency of the Anarchist International went online at Internet. The Anarchist International, AI - IFA - IAF, is rooted back to the 1st International's, i.e. the International Workingmen's Association's conference at Saint-Imier, in The Swiss Confederation, 15/9 1872. At this conference it was decided an anarchist resolution denouncing all forms of political power, i.e. political/administrative and economically broadly defined. Also a solidarity and fellowship pact was decided upon by the delegates. The anarchist international had meetings several times during the years passing by. (From http://www.anarchy.org/anarchy/anarchon.html)
The Anarchist International (IFA) was reorganized at a congress in Carrara (Italy) 31/8-5/9 1968. The purpose of the congress was, among other things, to create a world wide anarchist organization as an alternative to "Cohn Bendit et autres gauchistes", also called "the children of Marx". Anarchists were tired of people presenting basically marxist ideas as anarchism. In the following years, several congresses were organized. (From http://www.anarchy.org/anarchy/anarchon.html)
The anarcho-syndicalist International Workers of the World - IWW/AI, the support network Anarchist Black Cross International ABC-I, etc. (From http://www.anarchy.org/anarchy/anarchon.html)
There is also an on line game of anarchy that can be played.
Dionysus traveled about the world teaching the mysteries of his worship and also how to cultivate wine. Those who welcomed him received the gift of the vine and those who did not were severely punished. This punishment was usually driving them "mad."
Dionysus was the god of wine, fertility and joyous life. He was the god of hospitality, which included bringing joy to the feast and freeing men from their cares. He was a god of peace, who brought men law and civilization.
The Greeks associated certain symbolism with Dionysus. The wine he gave was the power of good or bad, depending upon the use. His worship encompassed savage elements as well as the arts. They associated immortality with the death and renewal of vegetation, symbolized by the death and the resurrection of the god.
The gateway to England
Thousands of years ago Kent is said to have been physically joined to the mainland of Europe. It would potentially have provided an overland route for migration into Britain from the continent. After the eventual submergence of the isthmus, Kent has remained and has become renowned as the gateway to England.
This is especially true of the Isle of Thanet on its western extremity, which once separated by a broad channel that has now become a narrow stream. Two of Thanet’s three main seaside towns, Ramsgate and Margate, are even named as gates:
“Ramsgate - once Ruymsgate, meaning the 'mud-gate'. As opposed to Meregate (Margate) the 'sea-gate'.”
The third one, Broadstairs, literally means what it says, speaking of wide access and open ascent from the sea.
“The modern name Kent derived from the Brythonic word Cantus meaning a rim or border, being applied as a name to the eastern part of the modern county, and meaning border land or coastal district. Julius Caesar described it as Cantium, home of the Cantiaci in 51BC.”
I believe the people of East Kent have been entrusted with the borders as gatekeepers. The history of Kent points reveals that its gate-keeping role has determined the destiny of the nation.
It is believed that in 449AD the British king, Vortigern, invited pagan Jutes, generically “Anglo-Saxons2, to come into Britain in order to provide him with military protection. They were led by the chieftan brothers, Hengist and Horsa. Vortigern gave them land for settlement on the Isle of Thanet on the eastern extremity of Kent. Its strategic importance was as a likely bridgehead for any potential invasion. The first Roman invasion of 55BC had also started from there. The fact that the other main area colonized by the Jutes was another island, the Isle of Wight, suggests they were a maritime people.
Vortigern went even further by offering Hengist the whole of Kent - without even informing its local ruler – in exchange for marriage to his daughter in whom he had become infatuated. This land grant started the strife between the native British and the Anglo-Saxon newcomers, who were entering the county in increasing numbers, not to protect Vortigern, but to obtain land for their own sakes. Reading between the lines of Bede’s, account it appears that the first Anglo-Saxons in Britain operated something like a protection racket. It is also claimed that Hengist and Horsa were really little more than pirates.
Hengist and Horsa were brothers and both of their names mean “horse.” The county emblem of Kent to this day is a white horse against a red field. The roman writer, Tacitus, had recorded earlier that the white horse had a special role in the divination rituals of the Germanic tribes.[i] The record of the white horse of Kent, however, can traced back only to the seventeenth century. The emblem of a white horse on a red field must have become more popular later on, since it was one which was shared with the House of Hanover.
Sir Edward Heath, prime minister
The late Sir Edward Heath, the prime minister of Britain 1979-1974, was born in Broadstairs on the Isle of Thanet. In 1973, he took Britain into what is now the European Union, which has ultimately led to a great loss of national sovereignty, including domestic control over immigration policy.[ii] Thus, the gatekeepers have surrendered the keys to mainland Europe.
To say that the Isle of Thanet is associated with big events is an understatement, as these include the entry of the Anglo-Saxons into Britain - which led to the formation of the English nation - and the signing of the treaty of accession to the European Community – amounting to the submission of the British nations to a latter-day Roman Empire. Augustine also landed close by, so that East Kent is also an entry point for the Roman/empire spirit, which has defined the history of this nation.
In addition to this, Thanet was the landing place of the first Roman invasion of 55BC; and the Viking invaders wintered there twice in 851 and 864.
The county motto that appears on the white horse emblem is Invicta.
“Invicta is Latin for "The Unconquered". It is the motto for Kent County, England because Kent was not conquered by William the Conquerer (sic) in 1066. After William of Normandy won the battle at Hastings, he rushed to London to take the English Crown. Then turning his forces Southeast, to Kent County. He defeated the Kent forces three times as he moved east to the English Channel but the cost was high. Another encounter could destroy his forces. King William met with the Kentish King and negotiated a peace.In his chronicle written in the XIIIth century, Thomas Sprot, a monk of St. Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury, Kent, describes how the men of his county, under Archbishop Stigand and Abbot Egelsin, gathered near Swanscombe soon after William of Normandy had been crowned as king. Each with a green bough held aloft in the left hand and a sword in their right hand they surrounded the Normans who were on their way to Dover. Dropping the boughs and raising their swords, they promised William their allegiance provided he would grant them their ancient laws and privileges. If he refused, then it would be war and that most deadly. William acceded to their demands and thus the people of Kent gained their proud motto ‘Invicta’ Unconquered.
The Kentish Men kept their lands, moneys and titles; in return, they swore total loyalty to King William and the New English Crown. Through out England's turmoil history, Kent County has kept loyal to the English Crown, and The Kentish Men have kept their oath for a 1000 years.”
An initial comment concerns the “green boughs.” Another source points out a possible connexion between the prevalence of the pagan green man (with faces sprouting foliage) imagery in the cathedrals - Canterbury and Rochester - and the churches of the county and with the fact that.
“The central legend of Kent itself, the Invicta story, features men dressed in leaves.”
Concerning the veracity of the legend, I make three comments. First, the Norman invasion force landed not in Kent but further West in Sussex, near Hastings where the main battle was fought, before moving on to London. The notion of “unconquered Kent” may have been devised to taunt the people of the neighbouring county.Secondly, in the early years of his reign, it was the general intention of William “the Conqueror” to recognize local customs, so Kent was not special in this regard.
Thirdly, I suspect that Kent saw itself as Invicta or unconquered, not because her men had been invincible in battle against the Norman invaders, but because she had control the gates and had the power to thereby the status quo by allowing in a fresh wave of invaders. The Kent coast towns had always been able to secure special privileges for themselves and the “ancient laws and privileges” really pertained to the Cinque Ports.
The Cinque Ports
Four out of the original five - ie, Cinque - Ports, Romney, Hythe, Dover and Sandwich were situated on the Kent coast; the remaining one, Hastings, was in Sussex. The Cinque Ports were once of some strategic importance to the nation through the shipping service they provided.
Although a royal charter was first granted to Cinque Ports in 1155.
“It is probable that the five original ports’ came into being well over 1000 years ago. It is known that when that the Saxons came to this country after the Romans had left, they had to make provisions against possible attack upon their shores, for even as today, no shore was more vulnerable than the shores of Kent, and Sussex, in all probability this protection of their coast came to be recognized as a protection to the country itself, and as such was rewarded by a Royal acknowledgement. It is possible therefore that the protection of the shores by the Saxons was the forerunner of the Cinque Ports themselves.”
The following passage suggests that this political leverage led to lawlessness:
“The Cinque Ports were first mentioned in a Royal Charter of 1155 and for certain privileges maintained ships that could be called upon by the Crown in times of strife. It seems that often the ships and men from these Towns would often carry on fighting after peace had been reached and for many years got away with what amounted to open piracy around the Kent and Sussex coast. One book I have read on the subject, "The Channel" by Shirley Harrison, refers to the Cinque Ports as a "legalized mafia". As there was no Navy in those days and the ships from the Cinque Ports served this function, there was usually nothing the Crown could do to control these situations, which often got out of hand.”
I have underscored the word “piracy”, because Hengist and Horsa have been also described as pirates.
Traditionally the people of Kent have been divided as into “Kentish Men” who live west of the River Medway and the “Men of Kent” to the east. The origin of this division is believed to be ethnic, because the Jutes, who first settled to the east of this river, were resident in Kent but non-indigenous ie, unlike the more native Cantiaci. Alternatively, it may have been a division within the Anglo-Saxons.
This division has also been fuelled by an elaboration of the Invicta myth.
“A few hundred years later, it appears that the Men of Kent resisted William the Conqueror more stoutly than the Kentish Men, who weakly surrendered!
Afterwards, according to Alan Major in 'A New Discovery of Kent Dialect', the bravery of the Men of Kent made them proud while Kentish Men were believed to be weak-minded, and so a keen rivalry developed.”
A divided house cannot stand and this may be why Kent has not stood to fulfil its important role for the nation.
Following the invasion of William the Conqueror the people of Kent adopted the motto Invictica meaning undefeated and claiming (quite wrongly) they had frightened the Normans away
Kent has had several rebellions, firstly, the peasants revolt, then Jack Cade,s rebellion, and in 1553 Thomas Wyatt led an army into London from Kent against Mary I
Canterbury became a great religious centre after the martyrdom of Thomas Beckett. Canterbury is also is the religious centre of the Anglican faith
In religious terms the county was divided into 2 Episcopal areas. Both the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Rochester have their seats in Kent
By 17th century, tensions between Britain and the continental powers of the Netherlands and France led to increasing military build-up in the county Forts were built all along the coast following a daring raid by the Dutch navy
During the Second World War the airfields in Kent played a major role in the Battle of Britain whilst many civilian settlements were bombed
The Garden of England area is called The Weald, it is amongst one of the most productive soils in Europe. Kent since Roman times has excelled in fruit growing, they first planted vineyards, and orchards, with easy trade routes to London and the Continent
This area was famous for its smells, in winter the log burning with the wood from the fruit trees, in spring fruit blossom, in summer meadows of wild honey suckle, and in the autumn the bitter sweet smell of full blown hops
Kent for hundred of years has had fertile soil, fruit and seed growing.
We believe part of the redemptive purpose of Kent is to seed the nations, instead imports have deemed it impotent, the soil is still fertile but it does not release its potential. Also that because of all the different fragrances was meant to represent the fragrance of Christ
Canterbury Cathedral is known as the Mother Church of Anglicans throughout the world. Religion has made it impotent and has lost its purpose.
Kent is a gateway county with the major ports at Dover and also Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppy is a naval centre since Charles II We called the people there forth as gatekeepers and commissioned the watchmen to get on the walls.
Kent has two tunnels in it Dartford Tunnel opened in 1963 and opened Kent up to the North. The Channel Tunnel which opened Kent up to Europe. Believing, that Kent has been opened up to more than just the north and Europe.
Freemasonry began in 1770 Kent has 384 lodges and has two districts one of East Kent one of West Kent. The Duke of Kent, been the Grand Master of England. The Lord spoke to Sharon and said a curse had been re-enacted in 1967. In looking at the history of the Duke of Kent being the first grand master of Freemasonry and then in 1967 the Duke of Kent was once again made grand master. It had happened three different times, so there were generations in this county. Much was done to deal with this.
[i] “.. peculiar to the Germans is the seeking of presentiments and warnings from horses. These horses are kept at the public expense in those sacred woods and groves that I have already mentioned; they are pure white and undefiled by work for man. The priest or king or chief of the State yokes them to a sacred chariot and goes along with them, noting their neighings and snortings. No form of auspices inspires greater trust, not only among the commons, but even among the nobles and priests. They themselves are only the servants, the horses are the confidants of the gods.”
[ii] “Brussels officials said that directives already signed by the Government would prevent the Tories from adopting a go-it-alone policy on immigration. … A qualifications directive would stop them from withdrawing from the 1951 United Nations convention on refugees, which prevents Britain from taking immediate action to deport asylum seekers whose claims are not genuine.
Europe's intervention in what has become a major issue in the election campaign took Westminster aback. MPs and officials were unaware of how much national sovereignty on immigration and asylum had been transferred to Brussels.”
Nov 4, 2005
A place of artillery – line of defense against the giants of the land
The Lord was telling them that even though they were the smallest county in England they could form a line of defense against the giants in the land and hold them back
On the prayer assignment that day I went with a team to Oakham Castle. I have never seen such a manifestation of witchcraft that was hung on the walls of this castle. It is over 800 years old and is the foundation of government in that area. Even though this is a small county it has had major significance in government. This castle had 320 horse shoes hanging on the walls. It was a demand from the Lord of this castle that everyone who rode through this territory had to take a horseshoe off their horse and give it to the Lord of the castle, or redeem it with money. The Lord said to me as we went through the gates of the castle which had huge horseshoes hanging on it that if this spirit of chance was not broken over this territory His glory would never reside there. There has never been a thriving church or any sort of revival there that we could find in history.
It seems that the "Battle of Bloody Oaks", the "Battle of Losecoat Field" and "the Battle of Empingham" were all synonymous and fought in 1470 as part of the Wars of the Roses.
"There is a legend that this wood is called Bloody Oaks because of the bloodshed that took place here as part of the Battle of Losecoat Field. However on a map of 1645 the wood is shown as Royal Wood. More probably, the wood became known as Bloody Oaks following the execution of John Bowland, a highway man, at Empingham corner in 1769." (from www.rutnet.co.uk/rutland/heritagetrail/ romansrosesandpoets/cycle_ride.htm)
Also, the same battle is known as the Battle of Empingham. It was called Losecote Field, because: ".. the Lincolnshiremen attacked prematurely, at Empingham (12 March 1470), perhaps in the face of Edward's artillery, and were routed. In fleeing, they cast off their jerkins so that the battle became known as Losecote Field." [The Wars of the Roses by Michael Hicks, Osprey 2003]
Vert semée of Acorns a Horseshoe Or.
IN PARVO'-Much in little.
On 31st March 1974 the administrive County of Rutland was abolished and the County was administered as part of Leicestershire. The Rutland District Council used the arms of the old County Council. Since 1st April 1998 the County has been administered by the Rutland County Council which is a unitary authority.
green shield represents the County's agriculture, especially
its rich pasture land and the acorn exemplifies the former
forest land which at one time covered much of the County,
especially on the south side. The horseshoe represents the
County's history and hunting association, and recalls the
unique collection of horseshoes presented by royalty, peers
of the realm, and noblemen passing through the County, which
hang on the walls of the famous Castle Hall at Oakham.
to the east of the region, Rutland is a place of significant
historical interest. This is reflected in a number of
historic buildings such as English Heritage's Bede House at
Lyddington and Oakham Castle, as well as the site of one of
the War of the Roses' biggest battles - The Battle of
Jeffery Hudson, who was born in Oakham, was only only 18 inches tall until he was 30 years of age. Then he started to grow again but he never exceeded 3 feet 6 inches.
His later history was no less remarkable. On his way to France to acquire a French servant he was captured by pirates and fought a battle with a turkeycock.Civil War He must have escaped for later we hear of him on another foreign mission, this time being captured by Turkish pirates, sold as a slave then ransomed only to return for the Civil War when he was appointed a captain for the Kings army, fighting the Round Heads.
Its greatest length north to south is only 18 miles; greatest breadth east to west, 17 miles. It is the smallest (in terms of area) normal unitary authority in mainland England (only the City of London is smaller), and is 345th of the 350 districts in terms of population.
The two principal towns are Oakham, the county town, and Uppingham. At the centre of the county is a large reservoir, Rutland Water, which is an important nature reserve, serving as an overwintering site for wildfowl and a breeding site for Ospreys. The town of Stamford is just over the border in a protruding part of Lincolnshire.
The north-western part of the county was recorded as Rutland, a detached part of Nottinghamshire, in the Domesday Book; the south-eastern part as the wapentake of Wicelsea in Northamptonshire. It was first mentioned as a separate county in 1159, but as late as the 14th century it was referred to as the 'Soke (an early legal jurisdictional term) of Rutland'. Historically it was also known as Rutlandshire, but in recent times only the shorter name is common.
Can’t find more about this but as it was stated even as a joke in the independent newspaper about Kuwait being twinned with Rutland it does merit a mention. Following Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait in August 1990, The Independent featured a cartoon with the sign 'Rutland: Twinned with Kuwait'.
Quick Guide to Rutland Water...
Mention Rutland to anybody and they will immediately mention Rutland Water. The reservoir is the largest man-made reservoir in Europe and plays host to numerous sports and activities. Rutland Water is one of the largest man-made reservoirs in Europe, covering some 1225 hectares(3100 acres). It was completed in 1977 to supply up to 65 million gallons of water per day to the growing cities of the East Midlands. The reservoir is in the centre of Rutland, England's smallest county and has a 25-mile circular track for walking and cycling. At the northern end of the reservoir there is a nature reserve with a large number of bird hides. It is also the home of the British Bird Watching Fair each August.
2) Can’t find more about this but as it was stated even as a joke in the independent newspaper about Kuwait being twinned with Rutland it does merit a mention. Following Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait in August 1990, The Independent featured a cartoon with the sign 'Rutland: Twinned with Kuwait'.
3) Eric Idle named a TV satire (like Monty Python) style on Rutland - found that he has mocked freemasonry in some of his sketches... - The main point of his show was to mock Rutland's size as a county
4) Much is little is the county motto and it has acorns and horseshoes all over it - fairly yugh as these crests go -also loads of horseshoes in Oakham castle - tradition of collecting them
-horseshoes - can also be used to ward of evil - witchcraft and to collect good luck when put up over buildings...
5) 6th Earl of Rutland 1548 - 2 children supposedly killed by sorcery - famous case...the earl called manners had knight of the garter status...
Historically there are Roman and Saxon settlements the north western part of the county was recorded as Rutland, a detached part of Nottinghamshire in the doomsday book, the south eastern part as the wapentake of Wicelsea in Northamtonshire
It was previously known as Rutlandshire. Became apart of Leicestershire in 1974 and lost its identity.
Due to “popular demand” it was restored to “top level authority” status on the 1st April 1997
Balfour Castle, home to the Dukes of Rutland, built for Robert Dutondi a standard bearer for William the Conqueror. (one with a conquering and empire spirit)
Has close links with St Mary the virgin church in Boxford where there are many hunt masters buried in elaborate tombs.
Oakham Castle Tradition since the middle ages has been that all visiting peers pay a toll with a decorated horse shoe. Horse shoes are to do with luck and paying homage to Lucifer.
Rutlands coat of Arms has upside down horseshoes on it superstition says that don’t put a horseshoe upside down or your luck will run out.
Rutland as a county is ‘Man Made’ the landscape has been designed with the planting of woods known as ‘coverts’ to make good hunting ground. Foxes were brought into the county and were specifically bred in order to hunt them.
It is a place of the landed gentry with several manor houses and two or three castles
Rutland water is also the largest man made lake in Europe when it was first built a whole village was flooded, and now Anglian water is after making a further 50 acres ‘wet land’
Freemasonry 3 Lodges, 1 chapter
Uppingham public school has it’s own lodge it is classed as
a closed lodge with Old boys their children and Masters been
members they meet in London at St
One of the schools former heads a man called Thring his intellect and pioneering in different systems not only affected Uppingham but also all public schools and he was also known the other side of the Atlantic for his ideas. However one strange statement he made was “scattered boarding house enshrined a different and higher life”
Various famous old boys came out of Uppingham two of late are Stephen Fry and Ben Jasper Sealy a leading gay rights activist (both overtly homosexual)
We believe that much is hidden in Rutland and the county is known for its blood lust in the sporting arena with its many hunts (they even bred their own special dog for hunting) and its landed gentry, As we have already said Diana is the goddess of hunting, We see Lucifer paid homage to with the ‘good luck symbols’. We also see freemasonry affecting the next generation of influencers through the school. Perhaps also it was a place that was used as a breeding ground for foxes, Little foxes that destroy the vine which Solomon talks about in Proverbs. Finally the county Motto seems to say it all ‘A lot in a little’
November 11, 2005
I felt the Lord say there was a scheme being cooked up in this area that would be very devastating. We are praying for God to uncover this. It is a plan to topple governments. It will appear as a good thing, but if truly discerned will see the sinister spirit behind it is like the spirit behind the emperor Nero. It is a spirit of insanity along with a spirit to over throw. Is it coming out of IRAN???
It was amazing to find out what God was trying to say about this county. For one thing the SAS is headquartered here. They are special military units that go into other countries and have all sorts of assignments that we are not privy to. The people really felt the word SCHEME summed up this county. There is much hidden. Called forth the army of the Lord and commissioned them into the army!
Sent teams in different directions, but the team I led went to the cathedral and war memorials. The cathedral had a huge freemason’s stone dedicating it. Also inside were all the symbols of freemasonry. It, of course, was an amazing structure, but prayer was made that God would destroy the foundation stone and replace it with Jesus the cornerstone.
The night meeting during worship the Lord gave me a vision of the county and it was like a puzzle map, but this county would not fit as a piece of this puzzle and needed to be shifted about ¼ degrees in order to become part of the whole. The Lord then spoke Abaddon, which means destruction, to lose, to perish. They told of how there would be great things being established for God and then all of a sudden the whole thing would just blow up. The Lord said they were to be watchmen who would watch the border. (They sit on the border between Wales and England. They told how the drug traffic in the area was tremendous. Interesting a new freemasons lodge established in the last two (?) years for the police in the area. They told of many who had been caught, but not prosecuted. God bring those down who are dealing with the drug traffic and are not willing to bring those to court who are guilty!!!!!
Background / History
HEREFORDSHIRE Freemasons have enjoyed a memorable and historic month commencing on June 5 when the Grand Master, HRH the Duke of Kent, KG, attended a special service in the Cathedral to present the Masonic Scholarship Medallion to Patrick Dunachie, who is sponsored by the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys. On arrival the Duke was met by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant and Lady Dunne who then presented the High Sheriff, the chief executive of Herefordshire Council and the Dean of Hereford Cathedral, the Very Rev Michael Tavinor. The congregation of many hundreds, including civic dignitaries, members of the Cathedral Foundation, the headmasters of both Cathedral Schools, together with the chairman and governors and many pupils. In his welcome the Dean referred to the long association between the Cathedral and Freemasonry, thanking the Masons for their support; followed by the Prelude beautifully sung by the choir. In his address the Dean spoke about the Cathedral choir, paying tribute to their dedication and role in the life of the foundation and went on to introduce the background and history of the Masonic Scholarship before Patrick was presented by the Director of Music. The Duke then received the Masonic Medallion from Andrew Stebbings, president of the Royal Masonic Charity Trust for Girls and Boys and presented it to Patrick. At the conclusion of the service the Duke proceeded to the junior school to open the new classrooms and this was fully reported by the Hereford Times. What was not reported was that the Grand Master returned to the Cathedral in the afternoon where he viewed the windows of the Lady Chapel whose restoration, in conjunction with English Heritage, we helped to finance. Here the Dean presented Jim Budd, local stained glass craftsman and Rodney Smallwood, leader of Herefordshire Freemasons who in turn presented his predecessor, Brian Lambert, his Deputy Eric Beasey, JP, Peter Simkins and Clifford Burkett, secretary of the Herefordshire Masonic Charity Association.
This month our Province celebrated its 250th Anniversary together with Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire. Prior to 1753 only a few lodges had been established in the five counties, but on June 9, 1753 Sir Robert de Cornwall, who lived at Berrington Manor, Leominster was appointed joint Provincial Grand Master. It is difficult for us to understand the difficulties in transport and communications in those days when few roads were then capable of supporting wheeled transport in the wet winter months. Just one example illustrates the problem of attending lodge: there was no lodge in Ludlow and for the convenience of those wishing to attend the Leominster lodge; their meetings were held when there was a full moon to make riding less perilous. Most lodges in those days met in Inns which could provide stabling for horses and accommodation. Collective organization between the Provinces was practically non-existent and it was not until the appointment of Thomas Dunckerley in 1790 that matters changed for the better. Freemasonry in the `Western Shires' as they were once known, later expanded prodigiously and now has 11,000 members, adapting and developing itself as the world and society have changed, yet still retaining its essence as summed up in the landmarks of the Order. The Provincial Grand Master of Worcestershire, Barrie Cooper JP, as the senior of the five Provincial Masters, presided over the celebration festival held at the Hilton Hotel and the NEC. The Pro Grand Master, The Most Hon The Marquis of Northampton, DL who was accompanied by the Marchioness, was the guest of honour. Among the large attendance were 80 members and their wives from 14 Lodges in Herefordshire and Hay-on-Wye, led by our Provincial Grand Master Rodney Smallwood.
Name originates from Army ford one wide enough for an army to cross
Sometime in the 7th century Saxons pushed their way across the Severn and established themselves in the territory
915 - Danes made their way up the Severn and they took Bishop of Llandaff prisoner and in 921 besieged Wigmore, from the time of its first settlement the district was the scene of constant border warfare with the Welsh, and Harold, whose earldom included this county, ordered that any Welsh man caught trespassing over the border should loose his right hand. In the period before the conquest much disturbance was caused by the outrages of the Normans in this county. Richard’s castle in the north of the county was the first Norman fortress erected on English soil.
William FitzOsbern was given the task of subduing Herefordshire, but Edric the wild in conjunction with the Welsh prolonged the process for two years
By early 12th century there was a Jewish community in Hereford but they were expelled in 1290 when all the Jews were expelled from England
In 14th and 15th century the forest of Deerfold gave refuge to some of the most noted followers of Wycliffe
During wars of the Roses Mortimers led the county to support the Yorkist cause.
In middle ages church ran hospitals for the sick and poor, there was also a leper hostel just outside the town in 1614 Coningsby hospital was built
17th century saw complaints of illegal taxation, but strong anti puritan feelings induced the county to favour the Royalists
1406 saw the Sheriff of Herefordshire been Sir John Oldcastle he was the leader of the Lollards
Agricultural area well known for its apple growing and cider making
Pears are also grown along with other fruits such as strawberries are now a rapidly expanding crop
Pre dominantly white 99.1%
Alfred Watkins lived in Hereford – made discovery of ley lines in 1921
County Motto Pulchia terra dei donum this fair land is the gift of God
Hereford is also the HQ for the SAS regiment of the British army.
We believe that part of the redemptive value of Herefordshire is in line with the Army and it has been a place of warring but also it been a city of refuge.
November 10, 2005
Dreamed of a gathering of homosexuals and heard Cambridge. Kings college built by masons.
This was a most interesting county. It was amazing that we could deal with everything we wanted to deal with from the colleges. The Lord showed us when we entered the town there was a spirit of bewitchment that had taken over the minds. It was amazing to go into all the colleges of Cambridge and declare the purposes of God. Dealt with the battle for the minds – read Rom 8:6-7 – Phil 1:27 – commanded a loosing of the minds of the students to make their own decisions without the mind of Satan completely ruling. It was founded as a place of rulership and reformation. We called forth the true rulers and reformers. Contended for the soul of the nation. The mind, will and emotional realm.
Stood at the House of the Senate and took our seat of authority and declared new rulership. It was truly an amazing day. Much more will be on the Distinct Sound.org web site.
Background / History
"Unless they withdraw unconditionally all their plans for redeveloping the Cattle Market site by the close of business on Friday, November 18, and vow publicly never to set foot in Bury St Edmunds again, we will have no choice but to summon divine vengeance upon them."
On the feast day of St Edmund, November 20, there will be a denunciation, a cursing. Through prayer, the knights will summon the avenging saint. Once more, the ancient curse of St Edmund will be invoked to smite our enemies. And then, it will rest in God's hands.
This is the same day we meet in London. Could there be a connection?
"Those hell-bent on wrecking the town may suffer insanity. They may suffer destruction of property, loss of fortune, extinction of line, drying up of the vital juices … death. May the Lord God have mercy on their souls."
St Edmund was a Christian Anglo-Saxon king who was martyred by the Danes. I think a whole cult grew up around him based in the town named in his honour, Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. The Catholic Encyclopaedia says,"In 1095 there was a solemn translation of the saint's relics to the new church built by Abbot Baldwin. The shrine grew in fame, wealth, and magnificence till the monastery was considered second only to Glastonbury."
To me, this suggests religious witchcraft in the service of mammon.
The rest of the document you sent is from last week's Sunday Telegraph article about the threat of cursing to prevent a Debenhams store from being built in Bury St Edmunds. [Witchcraft again in the service of mammon?] I have since found that the instigator, Alan Murdie, is chairman of the "Ghost Club" and, I suspect, an active occultist. [Among other things, he attended a Dracula conference in Transylvania]. Also, the "Ghost Club" was started at Trinity College, Cambridge, although the gatehouse in the newspaper article is said to be of Kings College.
Much of this information is from http://en.wikipedia.org
The old town name Grantacaestir, meaning the fort by the River Granta, became Grantebrige, that is, the bridge on the Granta. This then became corrupted to Cantebruge and, ultimately, to Cambridge. Consequently, the River Granta got renamed as the Cam.
There is some evidence that this river was associated with goddess worship on the basis of a myth that also connects with the giant(s) of Gog Magog, after which some local hills are named:
“The Gog Magog Hills about three miles south of Cambridge, said to be the metamorphosis of the giant after being rejected by the nymph Granta (i.e. the River Cam).”
“Around the time of the Civil War, systematic attempts to drain the marshes were started. These met with stiff opposition from local people who had long enjoyed rights of commons; with the taking away of willows for basket making, reeds for thatching, and others. The drainage schemes deprived them, the enclosure of common land with fences, hedges, banks and ditches took away important resources from the rural economy.”
The city with its ancient university has not only dominated the region economically, but has also played a key role nationally and internationally as a seat of learning, especially in the sciences. More than 80 Nobel Prize winners have been associated with the university. The strong research base has attracted a lot of science-based industry to the city and to the southern part of the county.
Most, importantly, history shows Cambridge is the place where the battles for the soul of the English nation are fought. Formerly, she formerly produced many of the Protestant reformers; and, latterly, thinkers like, Charles Darwin and the philosopher Lord Russell, whose writings undermined in peoples’ minds the basis of their Christian faith.
Cambridge University grew out of the growth and turmoil of its great rival, Oxford. In 1167, Henry II forbade English scholars from studying in Paris, which required that England’s only university, Oxford, expanded beyond the capacity of its town. This seems to have led to friction between town and gown, the townspeople and the members of the university. The context to this was of a wider conflict between the pope and the English king, which led to the papal interdict on the English Church and the tp breakdown of the medieval partnership between clerical and secular authority. The significance is that members of the medieval university came under the sphere of the Church.
Matters had turned violent by 1209, when, according to one source, two Oxford churchmen were executed - with the king’s blessing - for the murder of a woman on the basis that the guilty party, with whom they shared lodgings, was absent. This injustice triggered an exodus of many members of the university from Oxford to Cambridge. This particular town was chosen because the chief official of Oxford, John Grim, happened to come from a Cambridge family.
In the course of time, Oxford and Cambridge, as the only two English universities, jointly managed to suppress the setting up of additional universities at Northampton after 1260 and at Stamford in 1334 - in response the demands from Northern students. It was not until the 1820s that their shared monopoly was broken. Thus, Cambridge University may be regarded as an offshoot of Oxford and as a place of refuge and of return.
Cambridge inherited the same conflict between town and gown. The roots of this lie in the religious nature of the old university system and in the legal privileges that were conferred on the gown when clerical and secular law ran side by side.
The university became economically powerful and eventually crushed the power of the town.
Its power probably derived from the fact that during the middle-ages as now, the universities provide needed administrators both for Church and State.
In 1284, Peterhouse, the first college was set up. Eventually, twenty colleges came to be established, leading to the destruction of much of the town, including its port. An entire district was later pulled down in order to build the complex of King’s College.
There used to be a medieval fair outside Cambridge at Stourbridge, which was once the largest one in Europe. The university drew an income from controlling it.
At the time of the Peasants Revolt in 1381, the local people rebelled against the growing powers of the colleges as major landowners. The rebels were rounded up and killed, and the power of the town was destroyed.
The university had the legal power to imprison any woman found on the streets at night for prostitution. This power was lost only as recently as 1894.[i]
During the English Civil War, the gown supported the King and the town supported the parliament.
The religious nature of the university system
Medieval scholarship was closely tied up with the monastery system. To be a member of the university, one had to be under holy orders. It was not until the end of the nineteenth century that the university rescinded its own law that forbid its fellows to marry.
I noted that Oxford’s town gown troubles of 1209 were part of the conflict between the King and the Church. It is notable that four hundred years later in the English Civil War between Parliament and the King, town and gown were also divided on these lines. East Anglia was low-church and parliamentary in sympathy, exemplified by her most famous son, Oliver Cromwell. The university supported the king and a form of church connected to medieval traditions and privileges.
A seedbed for the English Reformation
The English reformation - of hearts and minds – came about when the people were given access to the Logos Word of God. This was only made possible, when Hebrew and Greek scholars from Oxford and Cambridge University came to read the Scriptures for themselves, and then to preach and to translate them for the masses.
Cambridge played a key role in all this. There was an inn called “The White Hart” where the early reformers in Cambridge first used to meet.[ii] Four of the famous Cambridge names are Bilney, Latimer, Ridley and Cranmer – all of whom died as martyrs.
Escaped the dissolution of the monasteries
As regards the economics and politics aspects of the Reformation, the Cambridge colleges escaped dissolution, the fate of the monasteries; because Henry VIII had been persuaded of their important role to in provide educated priests for the new Church of England. So something of pre-Reformation of England was preserved in the continued existence of her two ancient universities.
After restoration of monarchy in 1660, members had to sweat oath of allegiance to the Act of Uniformity. Platonists inclined towards Puritism but elevated “reason” in the works of Plato above all else.
British universities and colleges generally have their own Masonic lodges. Although information is often difficult to come by, there is some in the public domain:
“The Lodge of Trinity College Cambridge was consecrated on 30th March 1939, sponsored by an existing Cambridge college Lodge, Lady Margaret.”
There is also a Masonic flavour to the architectural structure and features of Gonville and Caius (“keys”) College with three gates - The Gates of Humility, Virtue/Wisdom and Honour -
“designed to symbolise the progress of the student through college life”
and with The Gate of Honour having
“Gothic arch, Corinthian columns, and round headed niches, surmounted by a hexagonal turret with a domed top and a profusion of obelisks and finials.”
The largest statue in the library of Trinity College Cambridge, placed at a focal point, is of the poet and occultist Lord Byron. The Ghost Club, founded in 1862, “is the oldest organisation of the world associated with psychical research” and “has its roots in Cambridge when in 1855 fellows at Trinity College began to discuss ghosts and psychic phenomena.” Charles Dickens was one of its leading figures. Following his death it disbanded in the 1870s only to re-form in 1882 on All Saints Day/Halloween. In this same year, another club with some overlap, the Society for Psychical Research was also started by three professors of Trinity College.
The Cambridge “Apostles” are “an elite intellectual secret society” comprising “the 12 cleverest students at Cambridge” whose initiation involves “taking an oath of secrecy and listening to the reading of a curse”. Originally, they mainly came mainly from Trinity and King’s Colleges. We were told Derek Prince was one of the 12 – God sure turned that one around for HIS purposes.
“..homosexuality seemed to be an attribute of many of the undergraduates chosen for membership, and stories persisted that the membership was mainly homosexual and Marxist.”
Two of the four members of the Cambridge spy ring that had spied for the Soviet Union were outed as “apostles” and practicing homosexuals.
According to the 2001 Census, Cambridge is the sixth most homosexual city in England and Wales. The origins of this are probably derive from all-male monastic, nature of the medieval university, which had been prolonged by the regulation of heteorsexual celibacy. Anecdotally, much of the homosexuality in Cambridge is traditional, not politically strident and is tied to a deep-seated misogyny. Admitting women and granting them degrees started surprisingly late. There could also be a deeper root in the possibility of goddess worship with respect to the Granta legend.
A ley line
There is said to a Cambridge ley line that connects a round barrow, the Gogmagog hill figures, Wandlebury fort, a crossroads, Sidney Sussex College, the Holy Sepulchre Church, St Clement’s Church, Castle Mound, St Andrew’s Church (Swavesey) and a Benedictine Abbey.
Hereward the wake
Ely in Cambridgeshire, which was then an island and means “eel island”. According to legend, Ely, as an island, was the safe base of the Hereward the wake, who led the Saxon resistance to the Norman Conquest. The epithet “the wake” is uncertain but is generally said to mean the watchful. One source suggests ““awake” and alert to the Norman danger”
City of Cambridge settlement existed before Roman times; Roman settlement on Castle Hill AD40 was a useful roman outpost. The settlement remained a regional centre for well after the Romans had left. The Anglo Saxons followed the Romans and Cambridge remained a trade centre until mid 7th century and trade diminished some what, After the Viking invasion and Danelaw had been imposed Cambridge grew rapidly.
School of Pythagoras was founded in 1200 and by trying to escape violence in Oxford many students fled to Cambridge In 1284 Peterhouse was founded by the Bishop of Ely
Students made their own lodging arrangements and grouped round the religious and lay teachers whose ideas most appealed to them. However discipline was slack and the behavior of the students led to a Town and Gown conflict which went on until the 18th century.
1584 Cambridge/Oxford press printed the bible
Cambridge has produced 81 Nobel Prize winners ranging from Ernest Rutherford who directed the team that split the Atom. Francis Crick Caius, James Watson, and Maurice Wilkins for determining the structure of DNA
Cambridge has also many famous old boys. Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Frank Whittle are just three of them.
In 1870 William Cavendish 7th Duke of Devonshire endows the University’s new Cavendish Laboratory for the study of experimental physics.
1911 saw Cambridge become the most important centre in the English speaking world; for Philosophical research.
1932 the atom is split
1988 Stephen Hawkins publishes book on ‘A brief History of time’ all about black holes and the big bang theory.
The University of Cambridge attracts much funding for research in 2003 a state of the art facility for cancer research was begun and it will house the largest concentration of researchers in Europe.
We recognize that the thirst for knowledge has grown considerably in Cambridge and just outside Cambridge is what is known as our silicon fen a little like silicon valley in America Bill Gates chose Cambridge to be the Hub of Microsoft for Europe and his encouragement is to retire by the time you are 34 or if you can’t you have failed!
We believe though that part of the redemptive value of Cambridge is to be a healing centre.
Freemasonry is rife in Cambridge 2 of the Laboratories, the Cavendish lab and the Scott Polar Research Institute are both named after eminent masons.
The lodges of Oxford and Cambridge Universities have a unique distinction of exception from the rule that you have to be 21 to be a mason under graduates can be members by special dispensation from the provincial grandmaster.
There are 26 lodges in Cambridgeshire. The Isaac Newton Lodge is for past and present members of Cambridge University and the lodge has many connections with other university lodges through out the world.
3 of the past grandmasters of the Cambridgeshire Lodges have been Ministers, 2 with the title of Reverend one with the title of Canon
They meet in Bateman Street in Cambridge.
GOG and Magog hills are the high point in Cambridgeshire although only 300’ high they have a fine view over Cambridge.
Cambridgeshire has also had several crop circles in 2001 two crop formation took place within two weeks of each other in opposing fields around the Gog and Magog hills. Crop circle number one was 666ft wide not approx but precisely.
Comment “we dowsed the formation for some time and soon found a very strong female energy current running through. We realised it was the famous Mary line of the sun and the serpent fame, which runs from St Michaels mount in Cornwall up to the East Anglian coast near Hopton… The crop formations tend to be found on these ley lines” (www.cam.net.uk)
"Before the Reformation, there were in this county thirty-two religious houses, including two houses of the Knights Templars, two preceptories of the Knights Hospitallers, and three Alien priories. There were four ancient colleges and eleven hospitals, one of which, St. John's Hospital, at Cambridge, was converted into St. John's College."
It seems that Bishop Stortford was a staging post. I would guess that similar towns were used by the KTs.
I think freemasonry is stronger in those places with a KT heritage. That is what I guessed by looking at Herefordshire (with an "e").
There is a book called "Born in Blood" by John J Robinson that claims freemasonry came out of the KTs. In it, he also claims that the Peasants Revolt of 1381 was also a kind of revenge attack by KT sympathizers on the Knights Hospitallers (KH), because they specifically targeted KH-owned property. The KHs had taken over KT buildings and assets after their earlier suppression.
[i] This suggests that the power had been intended to enforce the heterosexual celibacy, since it had been only 12 years earlier that the fellows (senior members) of the university had been allowed to marry.
[ii] Its situation today is now said to the porters’ lodge of Kings College. Derek Prince was a scholar of King’s College.
November 19, 2005
Brighton is the legal gateway for evil to enter the nation of England. We dealt with the illegal gateway in Dover, but this has been a legal gateway for all that follows in this report. When Satan has legal access he brings all the demonic power necessary to hold the land in bondage, therefore the legal ground has to be taken back.
It is the territory of Rabsaris, the Assyrian chief eunuch commander in expeditions, controller, title of high Assyrian official. This spiritual wickedness in high places represents itself thru a manifestation of the Jezebel spirit that makes eunuchs of all that would propagate the will of God Almighty. It is a controller who will not release control without a major battle. It is manifested as an animalistic man with his sinful propensities ruling from the soul; a malicious person who is not only evil but expresses his malice and thus affects others; mischief, shrewdness, perverseness, tragedy, labor, sorrow, pain; it is labor which does not stop short of demanding the whole strength of man; calamity and disease.
It will not allow reproduction, but will cut off all life. It is manifested here thru abortion, thru churches not allowed to grow beyond a certain point, thru claiming the youth thru drugs, witchcraft, occult, homosexuality, etc.
TOLERANCE OF ALL FAITHS
The first grand master of the united grand lodge was Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex. He held a deep belief in political and religious tolerance. Sussex put into action his beliefs to make the craft more accessible to non-Christians. Whatever his religion might be the craft was to be open to men of all FAITHS. Let a man’s worship be what ever it may be. It was his influence to remove all references to Christianity from the craft rituals, thereby allowing non-Christians admittance without compromising their beliefs. It included the belief that God – be it Roman Catholic God, the Protestant God, the Jewish God, whichever God or whichever pantheon was central to human existence on earth. It was this that caused Freemasonry to flourish.
He also was the one to put the problem of the Hindu pantheon before the grand lodge, and declared that a man’s religion was his own business and that the gods that the Hindus believed were various personifications of the one Supreme Being. This opened the way for India to admit Indians. It wasn’t just Hindus who were accepted in the craft in India –by the time the sub-continent was given independence in 1947, Muslims, Parsees, Sikhs had been admitted to lodges all over India. Copied from The Freemasons illustrated book of an ancient brotherhood by Michael Johnson who was himself a freemason.
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Sussex:
25 Queen's Road, Brighton. East Sussex BN1 3XA, England
Founding of our Lodge
Our Lodge Temple was born from a desire by the members of the Hadrian Lodge (No 2483) to build its own Lodge Temple to hold its meeting, which had for many years taken place at the Devonshire Hotel. Hadrian Lodge was founded in 1893 and stems from the Anderida Lodge (No 2434).
Before the Light
To begin to appreciate the founding and the development of
the Royal Sovereign Light Lodge, it is helpful if not
essential to know at least a little about Sussex Lodges in
general and the important parts that particular lodges have
played in its history.
At the time of the Union of the two Grand Lodges in 1814, the lodges in Sussex were:-
1. Howard Lodge of Brotherly Love Number 56 warranted in 1736 - meeting at Littlehampton but originally in Arundel.
2. Royal Clarence Lodge Number 271 warranted in 1789 - meeting in Brighton.
3. South Saxon Lodge Number 311 warranted in 1796 - meeting in Lewes.
4. Royal York. Lodge Number 315 warranted in 1797 - meeting now at Brighton but at Seaford up to 1824 as the Royal Cinque Port Lodge.
5. Lodge of Harmony warranted in 1799 and combined with the Derwent Lodge Number 40 in 1817 - meeting at Hastings.
6. Lodge of Friendship warranted in 1811 combined with the Lodge of Harmony (Atholl Lodge) in 1828 as the Lodge of Union, Number 38 - meeting in Chichester.
7. Lodge of Harmony (Atholl Lodge) warranted in 1812 combined with the Lodge of Friendship in 1828 as the Lodge of Union, Number 38 - meeting in Chichester.
8. Derwent Lodge Number 40 warranted in 1813 - combined with the Lodge of Harmony in 1817.
Wellington Lodge Number 341 warranted in 1814 - meeting in Rye.
From these are descended all the lodges in Sussex except Selsey Lodge Number 3571, which was sponsored by Robert Mitchell Lodge Number 2050, London, primarily for a group of business men working in London and living in or frequently visiting Selsey. The early roots of the Royal Sovereign Light Lodge begin with the Royal Clarence Lodge No 271, Brighton which has sponsored only three Lodges, but from two of these, namely South Saxon Lodge No.311 and Worthing Lodge of Friendship No.851, are descended directly or indirectly, all the Lodges in Brighton, Worthing and Central Sussex. The South Saxon Lodge No.311, Lewes, has sponsored nine daughter Lodges, of which the earliest is Royal York No 315, Brighton, from which are descended most Qf the Brighton Lodges and, most important for us, the Hartington Lodge No.916, Eastbourne from which is descended a different group. On the l9th.March 1862, the South Saxon Lodge sponsored a petition for a new Lodge in Eastbourne and a warrant was issued on the 26th.May 1862 for the Hartington Lodge No. 916 which was consecrated at the Diplocks' Hotel Eastbourne on July 6th 1862. On the 2Oth.June 1866 the P.G.M. consecrated the Tyrian Lodge No.1110 at the Lamb Hotel, Eastbourne whose founders included members of South Saxon Lodge and the sponsoring Lodge, Hartington. The Tyrian Lodge No.1110 in turn has sponsored seven daughter Lodges through which are descended six more at Eastbourne, Bexhill and Herstmonceux. Of these, one is the Hadrian Lodge No.2483, the sponsor of both the Bexhill Lodge No.4898 and the Royal Sovereign Light Lodge No. 6630.
The following is from http://www.sussexmasons.org.uk/hova/history1.html
HOVA ECCLESIA Lodge No. 1466 was consecrated on 8th April
1874, and now stands as 17th on the roll of Lodges in the
Province of Sussex. The name was selected as it was the
title of one of the Manors of Hove. There is in Chichester
Cathedral a Canon's Stall of the same name which has from
time to time been occupied by prominent Freemasons.
The following is from http://www.sussexmasons.org.uk/hova/history2.html
At one time there were a number of Schoolmasters and Clergymen in the Lodge, and there was a close association with Brighton College that resulted in the forming of a Daughter Lodge named the Old Brightonians No. 4104, consecrated in 1920, followed by the St. Wilfrith of Sussex Lodge No. 5274, consecrated in 1931 which was founded principally for Clergymen. The third Daughter Lodge was consecrated in 1971 and titled Hoove Lodge No. 8369, and although no Hova Ecclesia members were amongst its Founders, we were pleased to sponsor it as it had the territorial attachment of Hove, Hoove being
Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex
The Duke of Sussex stands tall over English Freemasonry. He was born in 1773, the ninth child and sixth son of George III. Augustus, who was educated abroad, was supposed to follow his brother William into the navy, but he had severe asthma, so avoided military service altogether.
His father tried to keep him abroad, firstly for his health and secondly to avoid English women who might lead him astray. George failed and Augustus met Lady Augusta Murray on a trip to Rome in 1792. Against the Royal Marriage Act, they secretly married and later had two children. The eldest child, Augustus Frederick d’Este, would eventually become a Past Junior Grand Warden in the United Grand Lodge of England.
Augustus was probably the most liberal of the sons. Like his brother Edward, he involved himself in Whig politics, social reform and charity work. He was also interested in languages, art and science. He became a Freemason whilst in Berlin, joining the Lodge Victorious Truth in 1798.
Once back in England he joined the Prince of Wales’s Lodge in 1800. He really took to Freemasonry, joining the Lodge of Friendship No. 6 in 1806, the Lodge of Antiquity No. 2 in 1808 and Royal Alpha Lodge No. 16 in 1820. By 1820 he was Master of all these Lodges.
In 1810 he became Grand Principal of the Grand and Royal Chapter, in 1812 Deputy Grand Master and in 1813 succeeded the Prince Regent as the Grand Master of the Premier Grand Lodge of England. For a number of years senior Masons in the two rival Grand Lodges had been negotiating behind the scenes for unification. When the Articles of Union were signed by the two Dukes, Kent and Sussex, Augustus described it as the happiest day of his life. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex was now Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, a position he would hold to his death in 1843.
He exercised strong leadership over the newly united Grand Lodge. He took measures to reinforce the Union, such as establishing the Lodge of Reconciliation to regulate the ritual and placing emphasis on the Craft degrees and the Royal Arch rather than allowing expansion of the additional degrees.
· The county's motto, "We wun't be druv", reflects the strong-willed nature of its people in past centuries.
· Pre- Saxon- Sussex was known to its inhabitants as Andredsweald. In Roman times it was called Sylva Anderida and to the Atrebates, a tribe of the Belgae, the Celtic people who occupied the area in the 1st century BCE it was Coed Andred. All derived from the name Andraste.
· The earliest known form of the goddess Andraste's name is Ashtoreth, or Asherah.
Assyrian origin of the Goddess – wife of war god Asir-national god of Assyria
Goddess of fertility – Ashtoreth known as the same passed into a moon goddess
Trunk of a tree her symbol – 400 prophets of the groves connected with Jezebel
She was also a Canaanite goddess who appeared as Lady of the sea.
When I flew into Newcastle the first time I saw Neptune rising from the sea. He is known as the god of the sea, thereby ruling the sea trade routes. They are consorts.
Chief goddess of Tyre – Assyrian – know for its trade – destroyed for unrighteous trade
Consort of Baal. This deity known as lady of the sea and Neptune are manifested as the Gods of the Tyne.
Elijah dealt with the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of the groves (Asherah)
Goddess of sensual love and fertility – reproduce after their own kind
Jezebel fed and took care of them and they prophesied what she wanted to happen.
Astarte – another name connected to Asherah – specialized in sex and war, lust and murder. Licentious worship in her honor
Solomon succumbed to her voluptuous worship – 1 Ki 5:2 – 2 Ki 23:13
I have dealt with Astarte in deliverance and found out that this spirit draws to it warlocks whose job it is to present to this goddess the sacrifice she requires. Virginity. The warlock steals the virginity and then is not interested in that person again.
· Andred was the name of a major Celtic deity, about which there is surprisingly little known. Andate, or Andraste, to give her full, albeit Romanised name was a lunar mother-goddess figure. Associated with fertility and love she was associated principally with warfare and specifically victory. She was venerated in woodland groves throughout Southern Britain and Sussex.
· Sussex was the last Saxon county to be converted to Christianity, mostly due to its inaccessibility with the forests of the Weald to the north and marshes either side. Travel was difficult, Sussex being noted for the muddiness of its roads.
· The battle of Hastings, 1066, was the last time that Britain was invaded. It is well known that King Harold was in Yorkshire (Stamford Bridge) fighting the Viking Harald Hardrada when William of Normandy landed in Sussex. The King was too late and his troops too exhausted to fight and win the battle.
There are 174 Masonic lodges in Sussex. Very little information is available by Internet searches re: types and degrees encouraged amongst initiates.
The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE)
His Royal Highness Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex became Grand Master of the Premier Grand Lodge and his brother, His Royal Highness Edward, Duke of Kent, became Grand Master of the Ancients Grand Lodge, both in 1813. In little more than six weeks the two brothers had formulated and gained agreement to the Articles of Union between the two Grand Lodges and arranged the great ceremony by which the United Grand Lodge of England came into being on 27 December 1813.
The earliest known form of the goddess in Sussex are associated by name and folklore to the devil. Devils Dyke, Devils footprint. Covens and Wicca worshipers still openly use Chanctonbury ring and Cissbury ring.
The folklore of the Devil is the folklore of Distance and connections between places. He moves churches, throws lumps of earth vast distances and jumps about the county like a spring lamb.
· The NORTH DOOR in churches.(Devils Door)
One particular place related to the Devil in most ancient Sussex churches is the north door, otherwise known as the Devil's Door. Most of the north doors in existing churches were built from pre-conquest times to the 12th century and mostly in the nave or north aisle.
Some people say that the north door was where the Pagan population entered the church to worship at the old Pagan site that the churches had taken over.
Another legend relates that when a baby was baptized and the spirit of the Devil exorcised, the north door was briefly opened to let the spirit of the Devil depart before being quickly closed to stop him re-entering the church and the baby
In general, the north door of the church was kept closed at all times, apart from certain ceremonies such as Christenings, Baptisms and Communion. Some Sussex people believed the Devil waited outside the north door for anyone foolish enough to use it. Churches in Sussex either still have North Doors, and the associated legends or have had the ‘north door’ bricked up but no records suggest why or when.
· The Long Man of Wilmington, or Wilmington Giant, is a 226 foot high hill figure cut into the downland turf on the 28° slope of Windover Hill and facing slightly east of north towards the weald, the Giant is one of the largest such representations of a man anywhere in the world, being second only to the Giant Of Attacama in Chile who stands 393 feet high.
Long Man of Wilmington.
The origin of the giant remains a mystery.
· Aleister Crowley, spent some of his youth in Eastbourne, East Sussex, where he attempted to summon the Undines (water elementals or fairies) One of Crowley's students, Victor Neuberg, also lived in Sussex. Victor gives us Naiads (also water elementals/ fairies) at Rottingdean, sprites at Coombes and elementals making their way along an old green track near the River Ouse.
· Doreen Valiente. “The mother of Wicca” in England, recognised Alistair Crowley’s and Masonic attempts to fill in the ‘missing’ elements of the ‘book of shadows’. She was challenged to do better and her inserts are now used in the initiation of Wicca witches.
Originally from the new forest, Doreen lived in Brighton, Sussex, where after a long struggle with cancer she died at 6.55 a.m. on the 1st September 1999.
Sussex still retains a strong local identity and the county's unofficial anthem is Sussex by the Sea. The county's motto, "We wun't be druv", reflects the strong-willed nature of its people in past centuries. Sussex's crest shows six martlets, each of which represents one of the six ancient rapes or sub-divisions of the county.
Chichester rural council motto and crest
The Saxons reached Sussex (ie. the place of the South Saxons) about 477, and in 491 they successfully sieged the fort at Pevensey, Andredes cester, and massacred all inside it. The lack of Celtic place names in Sussex has led some historians to believe that the Saxons had driven the earlier inhabitants out.
Sussex was actually the last Saxon kingdom to become Christian, although it was next door to Kent, the first one to be evangelized. This is attributed to the fact that it was cut off by the Andredesweald forest to the North and by marsh land to the East and West. Sussex was eventually evangelized by a fellow countryman, Wilfrid, who happened to be the most pro-Rome of all the Saxon bishops. After his imprisonment and exile by the King of Northumberland,  Wilfrid left the North of England and reached Sussex by coast to start the conversion of the South Saxons.
The next major and final invasion was in 1066, when the Normans landed – again at Pevensey in Sussex. They in turn disinherited the natives by taking feudal ownership of the land and people. Norman feudalism was akin to slavery, although it had also been practised before by the Anglo-Saxons. There has been an historic pattern in England where an invading people group inhabits the land and becomes Christian and then regards subsequent invasions as Divine judgments on its own apostate Christianity.
There is evidence of a long history of paganism in Sussex. This has taken the form of worship at pagan rings - of trees and stones. There were temples at Chanctonbury Ring, Findon and Lancing Ring, all in West Sussex. Other earth mystery sites are at Alfriston, Cissbury Ring, Ditchling (close to Brighton) and Wilmington. It is said that many of the first Christian churches were built on old pagan sites.
Chanctonbury and Cissbury are modern sites of pagan rituals; and Clapham Wood, which lies between them, is known as an oppressively evil place. The Long Man of Wilmington is an idol cut into the chalk soil. In Brighton and Hove, there was a Bronze Age barrow at Palmeira Square, said to be used for pagan ceremonies; and Goldstone and the Steine are both reputed to have druid connections.
There are particular associations with veneration of the “goddess”. As mentioned, much of Sussex was once covered by dense forest, which was called the Andredesweald or the “wood of Andraste.” Andraste is the name of a Celtic fertility “goddess”, associated with the two aspects of war and fertility, and is the lunar counterpart of the male Bel or Belinus. She is associated with the Phoenician Ashtoreth and also identified with Aphrodite.
The historian of Brighton, Clifford Musgrave, says that local allusions have also been made to Aphrodite, the Greek “goddess of love.” In Greek legend she was born out of the sea and carried by a dolphin. The dolphin remains a local symbol for the town. There is also a local legend that St Nicholas, after whom Brighton’s first church is named, tried to root out the worship of Diana in Sussex. There are various allusions to “goddesses” around the area. Perhaps, one of the most important is the queen of heaven statue in the Roman Catholic church at Storrington, which was crowned in a special ceremony as “Our Lady of England” and is referred to as a queen.
Home of the modern witchcraft movement
Sussex is also a strategic centre for witchcraft. Dorothy Valiente, who was described as the “high priestess” of Gerald Gardner - the man said to have initiated a modern form witchcraft - and is called the “mother of modern witchcraft” by her acolytes, was drawn to Sussex for its pagan heritage. She came to live in Brighton for the last thirty of her life and died in 1997 During her time in Brighton, her writings and personality made paganism appear acceptable to many. She propagated the cult of the “goddess” with appeals to feminism and green politics, and is credited with the rapid spread of a modern paganism associated with the goddess cult, as well as dissuading the MP, Gwilym Roberts, from reintroducing an anti-witchcraft bill in 1972.
Aleister Crowley, the notorious occultist, had studied in Eastbourne and spent his final days in Hastings - both Sussex towns. He is also rumoured to have cursed the latter. The witchcraft tradition that was once historically centred in Hampshire’s New Forest seems to have shifted West to be developed and propagated in the neighbouring county, Sussex. Other indicators are the Centre for Pagan Studies that was set up in 1995 in Maresfield and the occult festival that is held annually in Brighton. A new witchcraft museum is under consideration with possible locations in either Brighton or Eastbourne. The stated aim of the organisers is to appeal to the “European” type of tourist.
During the persecution of Queen Mary, 36 Sussex men and women gave their lives for the gospel by being burned for their faith. There is a memorial in Brighton. Seventeen of these were martyred in the town of Lewes. Today this town is renowned for its high-spirited, anti-Catholic bonfire celebrations in which they burn an effigy of the pope (Paul V) as well as Guy Fawkes and any other current anti-hero. This suggests a present need for the wounds from the persecution of Queen Mary to be healed.
Selena Hastings, the Countess of Huntingdon, sold her jewels so that the poor of Brighton would have a place to worship. She built 60 such places in England and was responsible for protecting the early Methodists from persecution. Elizabeth Fry came to Brighton and started the Brighton District Society to help the poor.
The Steine: the city gate
The Steine is the main gateway for Brighton both in the natural and spiritual sense. It is also the place of the Royal Pavilion. It has been the social centre of Brighton ever since. The word Steine originates from stoene, probably meaning “stoney place” or “place of the stones.” It believed to have initially been a place of druid worship. On the Steine today there is a fountain on a sculpture of grotesque dolphins ringed by some old stones that are believed to have belonged to an old druid circle. 
Poverty and false prosperity
A thread of poverty has run through the history of Brighton and, ever since the Prince Regent made the place his playground, a thread of false prosperity has been entwined with it. It is said that when the missionary Wilfrid first arrived, the people of Sussex were starving, so that he also taught them how to make fishing nets. Its subsequent history as a fishing village - and place for farming - was one of consistent poverty with various periodic setbacks from natural disasters and acts of war. Its people have been described as “wretched” and by 1740, three quarters of the households were too poor to pay the town rates.
Since the mid-eighteenth century, false prosperity has run alongside poverty. The medical propaganda of Dr Richard Russell of Lewes in the 1750s managed to turn Brighton into a seaside spa, which overtook the inland spa at Bath. Its development then accelerated after the Prince of Wales (later, the Prince Regent) came to live in Brighton as a place for revelry away from his disapproving eyes of his father, George III. The extravagance of the Prince of Wales - funded by the British tax-payer - and that of his friends made Brighton a playground for the rich. The building that had started out as a farmhouse was converted into the Royal Pavilion, signifying the reorientation of Brighton from a place of work to a place of pleasure.
Today, the local economy is said to depend on the “gay pound”. In spite of this and strangely for a Southern town, poverty levels in Brighton have been on par with the area of worst deprivation in the North of England both in the nineteenth century and today. In 1998 the Department of the Environment stated that Brighton was worse off in many respects than North Tyneside.
The royal connection
Brighton was first “put on the map” in 1651 as the place where Charles, the fugitive son of the executed king, was protected from capture and, probably, execution, and helped to escape to France. He returned in 1660, following the period of the Puritan Interregnum, to be crowned Charles II. Thus, Brighton may be credited with having helped to safeguard the English monarchy. It is significant that the restoration of the monarchy under Charles II saw the reversal of the moral and religious reforms that had been enacted by the Puritans against pagan practices.
Brighton was rewarded about a hundred years later by another playboy royal, who became the Prince Regent and then King George IV, whose patronage caused the town to develop into a thriving seaside resort. Significantly, Regency Brighton resembled the Restoration London of Charles II in terms of its sexual licentiousness and the town has even been dubbed “London-by-the-sea”. While Charles II reversed the religious reforms of the Puritans, the Prince Regent helped to advance the cause of freemasonry.
The marriage between Brighton and playboy royals is captured in Rex Whistler’s painting of the Prince Regent stirring a sea nymph entitled, “H.R.H. the Prince Regent awakening the spirit of Brighton”. The theme seems to allude to the sleeping beauty legend.
A place of revelry rather than work
This natural economy of Brighton became supplanted by the pursuit of pleasure. It became associated with debauchery, gambling and drunkenness, not least through set the example of the Prince Regent’s social circle.
At the time of the Prince Regent, the local fishermen were no longer allowed to dry their nets in the Steine, as this impeded the progress of the visitors who liked to “promenade”. At the same time, a farmer was threatened with being press-ganged into the navy, because he complained that he was not paid, as promised, for hiring out his land for horse racing for the benefit of the aristocratic set.
Brighton as the place for farming and fishing had never really prospered. It later became a model for the English seaside holiday. Since then and particularly in the twentieth century, Britain has suffered a loss of its farming, fishing and manufacturing industries in favour of tourist and theme-park industries, trading on a mythical past.
The Prince Regent came to Brighton to be with his mistresses. Before society’s sexual values changed and before non-marital sex became socially acceptable, Brighton in popular English culture became known as the place of the “dirty weekend”. By 1859, there were 600 prostitutes and with over a hundred brothels.
This climate seems also to have affected the Church. The Rev. Henry James Prince, who was expelled from elsewhere for propagating adultery as an accepatble spiritual practice, started the Adullam Chapel in Brighton. Another preacher, named John William wood set up a chapel in 1887 and modelled himself on King Solomon.
The “gay capital of England”
Brighton has been a place with homosexual and transvestite associations at least since the nineteenth century. Today it is known as the gay capital of England. It even has a “gay church”. The first official nudist beach opened in Brighton in 1979, and is associated with homosexuality.
As a South coast town, Brighton has a tradition of smuggling and many of her prominent families are said to be descended from smugglers.
Gambling over the outcome of any event or conjecture was a constant social pastime of the Prince Regent’s social set. It became institutionalised when Brighton’s racecourse was set up. It is said that gambling debts were used as a means to the sexual exploitation of women.
Alcohol and drug abuse
(i) A drinking culture was formed in the nineteenth century with an incredibly high number of 500 drinking establishments.
(ii) 86% of Brighton’s young people today are said to have tried cocaine, compared with figures of 46% for London and 21% for Birmingham.
(iii) There is a problem of heroine addiction in the town today, causing a major crime problem.
“The murder capital of England”
Brighton has been dubbed “the murder capital of England” and the British press once dubbed Brighton “The queen of the slaughtering places”.  During the 1920s there were protection rackets and gang warfare, inspiring Graham Greene’s book, “Brighton Rock”, which was made into a film. There was further gang violence in the 1960s, this time, between the “mods” (who emulated Beatles-style dress) and the “rockers” (or bikers), which was captured in another Brighton-based film, “Quadrophenia”.
Freemasonry appears to be strong in Brighton with its own Masonic museum, the Sussex Masonic Centre, in the Queens Road. The Burrell Lodge, a local freemasonry lodge, meets today in the Royal Pavilion.
This is significant because the Prince Regent had been a significant a promoter of freemasonry. In 1790, before becoming Regent, he was elected as the grandmaster of the Premier Grand Lodge of England of freemasons and took an active part. To have the heir to the throne as a grandmaster was a major coup for freemasonry, making it fashionable and giving it a veneer of social respectability that has been sustained ever since through the involvement of leading members of the royal family.
(i) The Brighton pavilion. It was converted from what was originally a farmhouse into its present form by the architect, John Nash, at the behest of the Prince Regent. The exterior has the appearance of an Indian Islamic mosque with a dome and minaret-type structures. Minarets signify the call to pray to the god of Islam. The interior of the pavilion is decorated in a Chinese style and is full of occult imagery.
(ii) The Stein fountain. It is supported by statues of grotesque dolphins and is encircled by stones said to have originally been part of a druidic circle. It is the focal point of a spiritualist healing cult.
(iii) The Peace Statue. On the border of Brighton and Hove stands a female figure, described as an “angel”, who holds an olive branch in one hand and a royal orb in the other.
(iv) A white marble obelisk: a war memorial in honour of the Royal Sussex Regiment.
(v) A dark red granite obelisk: another war memorial close by.
(vi) The Sikh shrine at Patcham: a shrine on a high place in memorial to a ghat where the bodies were burned of the Hindu and Sikh soldiers of World War One who died in Brighton.
(vii) Dolphins: [Dolphin imagery is used in the occult; both Aphrodite and Eros were carried by dolphins. The dolphin has also been a symbol of sexual ambiguity.]
(a) Two dolphins are the emblem for the town of Brighton.
(b) There is a statue of a boy supported by balancing dolphins.
(c) As mentioned, grotesque dolphin statues support the Steine Fountain.
(d) There are also grotesque dolphins at the base of lamp posts.
Brighton: a gateway of hell
The history of Sussex (and the South coast of England in general) is steeped in pagan idolatry and Brighton has emerged as a main gate of evil into the nation. Some of this evil has been exported to other countries. I refer to freemasonry and the modern witchcraft movement. Each of these movements was made popular by individuals who were particularly drawn to live in Brighton. On top of this, Brighton has managed to become both “the gay capital of England” and “the murder capital of England”. But are these not the fruits of idolatry and unrighteous sacrifice?
For over the past two hundred years, Brighton has been in the vanguard of what is morally new to Britain. As such, Brighton has been a gate and royal influence has historically been a gateway in a socially deferential nation like Britain. While the political influence of the royal family has considerably declined in present day Britain, the main gateway of Brighton today is as a venue for the political party conferences. In particular, some claim has been made for an affinity between Brighton and New Labour.
There are two items, which are currently pressing in terms of the UK. It is on the socio-political agenda for a full recognition of homosexual relationships in equality with heterosexual marriage. Secondly, there is a movement to recognize wicca/witchcraft as a mainstream religion.
 He was also successful earlier at the Synod of Whitby in forcing through the Roman timing of the festival, now known as “Easter” in English after the Germanic goddess, Eostre, rather than the Celtic timing of the festival, which today in Welsh is “pasg”, showing its roots in the Jewish Passover, “pesach”.
 He had persuaded the king’s wife to leave him to join a monastery.
 As the Bishop of York he was also at loggerheads with the Archbishop of Canterbury over areas of jurisdiction.
 They were descended from Norwegian Vikings, spoke their own French dialect, were well organized warriors and administrators and more zealous Roman Catholics than the Anglo-Saxons.
 There is a wealth of information on all these sites on the website, www2.prestel.co.uk .
 The similarity of the names Bel and Baal is also apparent.
 The NIV Bible note says, “Ashtoreth was associated with the evening star and was the beautiful goddess of war and fertility. She was worshipped as Ishtar in Babylonia ans as Athtart in Aram. To the Greeks she was Astarte or Aphrodite, and to the Romans, Venus. Worship of the Ashtoreths incolved extremely lascivious practices.”
 “Life in Brighton” (1970), Faber and Faber, London.
 The dolphin image recurs in Brighton.
 (i) The Brighton architect Amon Henry Wilds built St Mary’s Church as a copy of Temple of Nemesis. Nemesis is the Greek “goddess of vengeance”. The building collapsed in 1876. and was rebuilt in the French Gothic style. (ii) The façade on Awsiter’s Baths, which once stood, read, “Hygea devota”. Hygeia is the Greek “goddess of health.” (iii) On the border of Brighton and Hove stands a female figure, described as an “angel”, who holds an olive branch in one hand and a royal orb in the other. It is called the Peace Statue and was erected in memorial to King Edward VII, who was known as the “peace-maker” from his efforts to avert World War One. (iv) The statue of Ceres, the Roman “goddess of agriculture”, stands over the Corn Exchange.
 She wrote a book about Sussex witchcraft called, “Where witchcraft lives.”
 The first act was passed in 1542 at the time of the Protestant reformation and the last bill was repealed in 1951.
 The first major settlement in Brighton is believed to have been Saxon. Brighton was once Bearthelmstune, the village of Bearthelm or “bright protector”.
 A nineteenth century book claimed that St Nicholas’s church was built at the site of another stone circle.
 The Steine fountain is claimed to be on a leyline with the Royal Pavilion.
 There is an international spiritualist “healing” group which set up in Brighton and uses the Steine fountain as a place of focus.
 There was an historic rivalry between the fishermen and farmers.
 (i) By 1340 40 acres of farm land had been lost to the sea. (ii) The town was severely damaged by major storms in 1703 and 1705. The damage to the cliffs had undermined the town’s fortifications. (iii) There was destruction by floods in the early eighteen century.
 (i) In 1514 it was completely burnt down by the French. (ii) The seventeen century Anglo-Dutch wars caused its fishing to decline. (iii) There were 56 bombing raids in World War Two, damaging and destroying over 3000 homes.
 This was by making – what, today, seem ludicrous - claims about the benefits of bathing in and drinking its sea water as well in consuming other natural phenomena.
 The Hanoverian line of kings was characterised by father-son hatred back to George I.
 The were “puritan”, because originally they wanted a purer form of the Church of England without its inherited Roman Catholic trappings.
 For example, Charles re-legitimised the pagan tradition of the may-pole, which then involved widespread fornication. It is said that the may-pole was originally the Asherah pole.
 The town was also patronised by his brother, William IV. However, their niece, Queen Victoria, disliked Brighton, and sold the Royal Pavilion to the town.
 The historian of Brighton, Clifford Musgrave, says a curate in Elizabethan Brighton was suspended on suspicion of belonging to a free love sect. He also says his has been a recurrent theme in the town.
 Nude bathing in the nineteenth century along with determined voyeurism were well established in nineteenth century Brighton.
 (i) A headless corpse of a prostitute was found in 1794. It was said she had serviced the Prince Regent.
(ii) A nineteenth century chief constable of the Brighton police was murdered by a prisoner in his own office.
(iii) The nearby district of Bramber, which has alleged occult links, had a serious of mysterious deaths in the1970s and 1980s.
 In 1813 as Regent he stood down in favour of his brother, the Duke of Sussex. At the same time another brother, the Duke of Kent became the grandmaster of the other main, rival organization in England, the Antients Grand Lodge. In less than six weeks the two royal dukes amalgamated the two grand lodges to form the present, United Grand Lodge. Thus English freemasonry had been consolidated by the British royal family.
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 eg. the Archbishop of Canterbury, while nominally appointed by the Queen, is actually chosen by the prime minister of the day.
 The other main conference venue, Blackpool, is said to be favoured by Old Labour.
November 18, 2005
A horn of OIL
1 Kings 1:38-39
The anointing of Solomon was carried out immediately, as the king had commanded. On the Crethi and Plethi see at 2 Sam 8:18. "The oil-horn out of the tent" (i.e., a vessel made of horn and containing oil) was no doubt one which held the holy anointing oil, with which the priests and the vessels of the sanctuary were anointed (see Ex 30:22 ff.). The tent (haa'ohel (OT:168)), however, is not the tabernacle at Gibeon, but the tent set up by David for the ark of the covenant upon Mount Zion (2 Sam 6:17). For even though Zadok was appointed high priest at the tabernacle at Gibeon, and Abiathar, who held with Adonijah, at the ark of the covenant, the two high priests were not so unfriendly towards one another, that Zadok could not have obtained admission to the ark of the covenant in Abiathar's absence to fetch away the anointing oil.
This is to be a place where the anointing is poured out even upon the waters which have polluted the land. This is a place where it is known for salt. The county appears to be allowing toxic waste to be poured into the closed salt mines. There needs to be a salt covenant with God even as Elisha went into salt covenant with God to cleanse the waters.
This is one of two cities in England that are walled cities which were built by the Romans. The Legionaire spirit was strong and active within these walls. It is a violent warring spirit that is manifesting in lawlessness.
A mocking spirit that comes thru the Masonic magic – it makes things appear then disappear. It hijacks God’s purposes.
It is a place of a war chest – reserve of cash set aside to attempt a takeover or to defend against a hostile takeover--------selling of assets to build up a war chest
It is a city that draws wealth, but has to be shifted into Kingdom purposes.
1 ) BACKGROUND
Cheshire (or archaically the County of Chester) is a palatine county in North West England. Its county town is the city of Chester. It borders the ceremonial counties of Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Staffordshire (with Stoke-on-Trent), and Shropshire. It also borders the current unitary authorities of Flintshire and Wrexham in Wales. (A County palatine is an area ruled by a count or earl with special authority and autonomy from the rest of the kingdom. In feudal times, palatine counts exercised royal authority, and ruled their counties largely independently of the king, though they owed allegiance to him. In England today there are three counties which are formally palatine counties, namely, County Durham, Cheshire and Lancashire.)
Cheshire is a mainly rural county with a high concentration of villages. Most of the industry is in the North adjacent to the Mersey, notably the centre of the British chemical industry, including ICI at Runcorn (originally sited here because of the proximity of salt mines). Crewe was once the centre of the British railway industry and remains a major junction. Towns in the east of Cheshire form Manchester's most affluent commuter belt with some of the UK's highest property prices outside the Home Counties. Cheshire is rich in canals, particularly the east of the county .
Their motto is ‘by law and the dignity of the sword’. The sword is the symbol of Palatine Jurisdiction, this means that they are a border County and can take up arms against the 'marauding' Welsh who come across the Grosvenor Bridge in Chester without asking the 'King's permission first'!
Cheshire has developed two distinctively different characters - the industrial and the rural. The River Weaver, Northwich and Middlewich have become known for their salt mining, chemicals and soap production, while much of the rest is distinctly agricultural with rolling fields of cattle producing Cheshire milk and cheese as well as potatoes.
Eastham, Ellesmere Port and Runcorn are decidedly industrialised with Ince Power Stations and Petrochemical production facilities at Carrington and Partington dominating the landscape - these facilities were encouraged by the creation of the Manchester Ship Canal that runs along the northern edge of the county from Manchester to Liverpool. Crewe developed intensive railway locomotive engineering (over 2000 locomotives were built there).
Rural Cheshire is today a most pleasant and a much sought after place to live. It is reckoned that more millionaires live in the county than in any other in the United Kingdom.
Famous products Cheshire cheese Salt Cheshire is described as -‘County built on salt’
Facts about salt: Salt has shaped civilisation from the beginning, and it's story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind. So valuable that it has often served as currency (and still does in places today), salt inspired the earliest trade routes across unknown oceans and the remotest deserts. The power to control a population’s salt supply was power over life and death. So in that respect the county of Cheshire can be said to have preserved life for all who used their salt.
Until 19th century the main use of salt was to preserve food for the winter months.
It also laid the foundations for the thriving chemical industry which exists today.
There are 2 ways of extracting salt in Cheshire – from brine and from rock salt deposits (latter not discovered until 1670) Salt has been produced here for the last two millennia. It has shaped the landscape and the fortunes of the mid-Cheshire salt towns. Large quantities of salt are still mined for industrial . Salt is the main mineral of Cheshire and the need to get it moved from where it was produced in the Cheshire Plain to where it was needed and to the nearby ports led to better transport links and developments such as alterations to the River Weaver to make it more navigable. The areas where salt has been produced and mined in Cheshire since Roman times can be identified because they have ‘wich’ in the name, for example Northwich, Nantwich and Middlewich.
Today’s salt producers in Cheshire:
*New Cheshire Salt Works Ltd, Northwich, Cheshire, UK Based in the heart of the Cheshire salt-making region, we produce the finest quality salt in the UK for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Most saline drips and kidney dialysis fluids in the UK contain our pharmaceutical salt. In addition, we make PDV salt for food & industry, fine salt for snack & cheese makers, salt tablets for water softening and retail packs for the major supermarkets and village stores.
*Winston salt mine – Britain’s last remaining salt mine. Mines Rock Salt. Total production is 4,730,400 tonnes a year, of which 95% is spread on the U.K.'s roads, the remainder being used chiefly for its sodium content: a fair amount goes into fertiliser for spreading on sugar beet, for example.
Storage of toxic waste: ‘Britain's only working salt mine is to be partly turned into a giant toxic waste tip to avert a predicted crisis later this year ( 2004) when most existing overground sites will be forced to close.
The 170 metres (550ft) deep mine, near Winsford in Cheshire, currently used to mine rock salt used on icy roads, has been given permission by the British deputy prime minister, John Prescott, to indefinitely store 2m tonnes of toxic waste over the next 20 years. It will include incinerator and heavy industry waste and asbestos, but no liquids.
As overground sites dry up, old Cheshire salt workings are becoming increasingly attractive to businesses. ICI has long dumped its toxic waste from nearby chemical works at Holford Brine Fields, near Winsford, and Scottish Power wants permission to store natural gas in old workings near Middlewich. Meanwhile, the dry, cool atmosphere of the mines makes them ideal for storing documents, and both national and local government records are stored in the Winsford salt mine.
3 ) WEALTH
It's also the home of the Duke of Westminster, one of the richest men in the world who owns many beautiful little villages here and a beautiful estate. Cheshire is home to many stately homes and members of the aristocracy. It is said that there are more millionaires living in Cheshire's Alderley Edge than in any UK village, town or city outside of London's Mayfair. The electoral roll around here reads like a Who's Who of the rich and famous and it was once rightly dubbed, the "Millionaires' Village". (This area is also the centre of witchcraft activity.)
i) In the 1960s the Edge had a reputation as the meeting place for a witch's coven. The coven was broken up, however, and nowadays there are more visitors interested in seeing the sights than in practicing witchcraft. However, there are those who claim that Alderley Edge is still to this day a meeting place for witches who gather deep in the edge where no one ventures on Halloween to perform rituals.
ii) Here's a folktale from Alderley Cheshire, England. It is a very old tale, about a very famous wizard.
‘Once upon a time a farmer was travelling from
Mobberley to Macclesfield market to sell a horse. He
was hopeful of getting a good price for the horse,
because it was the finest he had seen - pure milk
white in colour and a beauty. As he was crossing the
sandstone cliff called
Alderley Edge he was surprised to see an
old man with a long white beard and strange clothes.
The old man greeted him and asked to buy the horse.
The farmer refused thinking he might get more money
at the market. The old man smiled and said, "Do as
you please. Go to Macclesfield, but you won't sell
the horse and this evening you will sell the horse
to me." The farmer laughed and went on his way. At
the market the horse was much admired, but no one
would buy the fine creature. The farmer had to turn
around and go home with the horse. As he was
returning over the Edge, suddenly the old man
appeared. "Follow me," said the old man and led the
farmer to a great rock. Just as the farmer was
wondering where he was being taken, the old man
touched the rock with his staff and two large iron
gates appeared. With a loud crash the gates opened,
the horse reared at the sound and sent the farmer
tumbling on to the ground. "Don't be afraid," said
the old man and led the farmer and horse into the
cave beyond the gates. Inside the cave, the farmer
looked from side to side. All around lay sleeping
knights and their horses. All the horses were milk
white. On and on the old man led the farmer through
countless caverns all filled with sleeping men and
horses - a huge army sleeping and waiting to rise.
In the innermost cave the old man stopped and
pointed at a huge pile of gold and jewels, telling
the farmer to take his payment for the horse. The
old man explained that one day when
England was in great danger the army would wake and ride out onto the
to save the country.
One soldier didn't have a horse, which is why the
old man wanted the farmer's. The farmer grabbed
some gold, stuffed it into his pocket and staggered
out of the cave. The great doors clanged behind him.
The farmer ran on. When he had gone a little
distance he turned around, but all he saw was the
rock. No one has found the door since. On
Alderley Edge you can see the Wizard's
Well and on it you can read these words: Drink of
this and take thy fill,
Is it the same wizard, who met with the farmer? What is his name? And what is the name of the leader of the army who sleeps under the hill, waiting for the time when England needs him? The local people think they know the answer - they think the wizard is Merlin and the sleeping king is Arthur. The legend has it that King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table will one day return in England's hour of greatest need.’
iii) Online store witchcraft store‘4 Witches occult shop’ is a Pagan-owned and operated online store based in Cheshire, UK. The store owner is also High Priestess of a local coven and is quite active within the Pagan community.
ALTRINCHAM MUSLIM ASSOCIATION
‘Amongst other English prophets, a belief in whose power has not been entirely effaced by the light of advancing knowledge, is Robert Nixon, the Cheshire idiot, a contemporary of Mother Shipton. The popular accounts of this man say, that he was born of poor parents, not far from Vale Royal, on the edge of the forest of Delamere. He was brought up to the plough, but was so ignorant and stupid, that nothing could be made of him. Everybody thought him irretrievably insane, and paid no attention to the strange, unconnected discourses which he held. Many of his prophecies are believed to have been lost in this manner. But they were not always destined to be wasted upon dull and inattentive ears. An incident occurred which brought him into notice, and established his fame as a prophet of the first calibre. He was ploughing in a field when he suddenly stopped from his labour, and, with a wild look and strange gestures, exclaimed, "Now, Dick! now, Harry! O, ill done, Dick! O, well done, Harry! Harry has gained the day!" His fellow labourers in the field did not know what to make of this rhapsody; but the next day cleared up the mystery. News was brought by a messenger, in hot haste, that at the very instant when Nixon had thus ejaculated, Richard III had been slain at the battle of Bosworth, and Henry VII proclaimed King of England.
It was not long before the fame of the new prophet reached the ears of the King, who expressed a wish to see and converse with him. A messenger was accordingly despatched to bring him to court; but long before he reached Cheshire, Nixon knew and dreaded the honours that awaited him. Indeed it was said, that at the very instant the King expressed the wish, Nixon was, by supernatural means, made acquainted with it, and that he ran about the town of Over in great distress of mind, calling out, like a madman, that Henry had sent for him, and that he must go to court, and be clammed; that is, starved to death. These expressions excited no little wonder; but, on the third day, the messenger arrived, and carried him to court, leaving on the minds of the good people of Cheshire an impression that their prophet was one of the greatest ever born. On his arrival King Henry appeared to be troubled exceedingly at the loss of a valuable diamond, and asked Nixon if he could inform him where it was to be found. Henry had hidden the diamond himself, with a view to test the prophet's skill. Great, therefore, was his surprise when Nixon answered him in the words of the old proverb, "Those who hide can find." From that time forth the King implicitly believed that he had the gift of prophecy, and ordered all his words to be taken down.
Among the prophecies of his which are believed to have been
"A great man shall come into
" Crows shall drink the blood of many nobles,
All these, say his admirers, are as clear as the sun at noon-day. The first denotes the defeat of Prince Charles Edward, at the battle of Culloden, by the Duke of Cumberland; the second, the execution of Lords Derwentwater, Balmerino, and Lovat; and the third, the retreat of the Pretender from the shores of Britain. Among the prophecies that still remain to be accomplished, are the following :--
1) SPACE EXPLORATION
*The Jodrell Bank Observatory (originally the Jodrell Bank Experimental Station, then the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories from 1966-1999) is located near Holmes Chapel, Cheshire in the north west of England. The observatory is part of the University of Manchester and has played an important role in the research of quasars and pulsars. In 1979, scientists of Jodrell Bank announced the first detection of a gravitational lens; which confirmed one of Einstein's theories.
The first radio telescope was built in 1947, but the famous "Mark I" telescope, at the time the largest steerable dish radio telescope in the world, 76.2 m (250 ft) in diameter, was constructed in the mid 1950s, becoming operational in the summer of 1957, just in time for the launch of Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite. Jodrell Bank was the only installation in the world able to track Sputnik's booster rocket by radar, and the fame and income this brought in enabled the considerable construction debts to be paid off.
Amazing life and death of Lindow Man
3) It was in Chester Cathedral that the first ever performance was made of Handel's "Messiah"( albeit ann unsuccessful rehearsal!!) . Copies of Handle's original manuscript are on view in the cathedral
4)Consider the Ravens
CITY OF CHESTER
TRADE AND AFFLUENCE.
Chester has a powerful motto: 'Antiqui Colant Antiquum Dierum', has been used by the City for some 400 years. It means 'Let the Ancients worship the Ancient of Days'.
(Given with the coat of arms in 1580).
Chester is an old city dating back approximately 2000 years to Roman when it was known as Deva. They built it as a safe in the loop of the River Dee and used it as a port and defense from the Welsh Celts. It was then the principal town of England. Deva translates as divine or Goddess- and was taken from the British (Celtic) name for the then-mighty river Dee beside which the fortress was built.
The city has always had the ability to create and attract wealth. It has known long periods of affluence with only the occasional slump. But it is able to reinvent itself as one business opportunity declines and develop new economic opportunities. It is often able to buck current national trends. For example when Mrs Thatcher visited the city in at the height of the recession in the 1980s, she was so impressed with what she saw that she called it the "jewel in the crown" of the North West. What Mrs Thatcher saw was an affluent middle class city, beloved of tourists and earning valuable foreign currency by enticing visitors to spend money in its shops. She saw a city with property prices as high as in London and much of it, like Belgravia, owned by the Duke of Westminster. She saw a city that in the depth of the recession seemed to be keeping its head above water whilst the neighbouring townships in Merseyside and Greater Manchester were collapsing under the pressures of recession from which many have not recovered. (Altho’ this is not the full picture of Chester as notes below on social inequality will show, it nevertheless indicates outsiders perception of the city.)
Chester historically owes its wealth to the following reasons:
a) Its geographical position: it is located at the head of the River Dee’s estuary and its entry point into the Irish Sea. Also Chester was for many centuries the most important place by far in north-western England. That was largely due to its location at the crossroads of the British Isles, where routes from southern Britain led into North Wales and the Irish Sea.
b) Its development as a port – For centuries it was the greatest seaport in Northern England until the silting up of the River Dee and the rise of the Port of Liverpool. While the river was navigable by reasonable sized ships, Chester was seen first by the Romans as a port for an assault on Ireland and then later Ireland became Chester’s chief trading partner and for centuries the main source of Chester merchant’s prosperity.
c) It was for several centuries a place of craft manufacture particularly leather.
d) It served until 19th century as a market for its hinterland . Its hinterland in economic terms covered the western half of Cheshire and much of north-east Wales; it was the main market for the agricultural produce of that area, to which it also supplied manufactured goods, both locally produced and imported, and a variety of services. It continued to perform that role well into the 19th century, though the region which it dominated gradually diminished in size as rival towns such as Wrexham and Birkenhead grew in size. As a resort of the propertied and leisured classes, however, Chester had a much larger reach for much longer: even in the early 19th century, for example, the races were frequented and the infirmary was patronized by well-to-do families from south Lancashire, north Shropshire, north Staffordshire, and north Wales as far as Anglesey.
e) It operated as a Garrison town on many occasions. Chester was also for most of its history a garrison town, a consequence of its situation in relation to Wales and Ireland. After the Civil War ended its significance as a Garrison town declined but its military role had not been entirely eroded. With the invention of county-based regiments and regional commands in the later 19th century, it became an important Army recruiting centre and the headquarters of Western Command until 1972.
f) It has had though the centuries links with the aristocracy and landed gentry some of which continue today. The eldest son of the sovereign, the Prince of Wales traditionally also carried the title of the Earl of Chester. The Duke of Westminster, on of the world’s richest men a considerable amount of land in Chester . Grosvenor is the Duke's family name, which explains such features in the City such as the Grosvenor Hotel and Grosvenor Park. The Duke’s current property interests include the largest of the city’s shopping centres (the Grosvenor centre) and the huge business park on the southern outskirts. This business park is responsible for a large part of Chester’s current economic success (see further notes below.
g) It has had the ability to bring in visitors and their money. As craft manufacture declined it was reinvented as a ‘ leisure city’.
h) Today its main industries are retail, tourism and financial services. One of the greatest benefits for local employment was from the private development of Chester business park, opened in 1988 on 150 acres beyond the southern outskirts of the city east of Wrexham Road. Close to the motorway network and thus within fairly easy reach of Manchester international airport as well as the private airfield at Hawarden, it attracted several large firms new to Chester. Among the first was the administrative headquarters of Shell Chemicals U.K. Other notable buildings were those for Marks & Spencer Financial Services, and the palatial, Palladian-styled complex which by 1999 could accommodate up to 2,000 employees of MBNA International Bank. MBNA is Chester's main employer. The growth and diversity of the service sector is the main reason for Chester's current economic success.
a) Much of Chester's economic life between 1550 and the Civil War was controlled by the craft guilds, although those craft guilds no longer exist I believe that as the likely ‘ancestors’ of the Freemasons they are still having a significance influence in Chester. See website http://www.craftings.co.uk/. And click on Chris Macdonald for his links with Freemasons – he owns a shop in Chester which sells Masonic regalia etc.
b) MYSTERY PLAYS and links to Freemasonry: Chester revived the old Mystery plays in 1951 – they are performed every 5 years and attract a huge national and international audience. Mystery plays are one of the earliest formally developed plays in medieval Europe. They developed from the representation of Bible stories in churches. . As these liturgical plays became more popular, more vernacular elements were introduced and non-clergy began to participate. As the dramas became increasingly secular, they began to be performed entirely in the vernacular and were moved out of the churches by the 13th or 14th century. These vernacular religious performances were taken over by the guilds, with each guild taking responsibility for a particular piece of scriptural history. From the guild control they gained the name mystery play or just mysteries, from the Latin mysterium (meaning handicraft and relating to the guilds). Various guilds would produce a play that was in some way related to their particular skills. For example, both shipwrights and carpenters might enact Noah’s ark, while bakers might address the feeding five thousand people with only five loaves at the Sermon on the Mount or the Last Supper. Stonemason guilds also participated. The Protestant Reformation and the arrival of printed books saw the demise of these Catholic biased plays
Although I can’t prove a direct link with these plays (in sense that Chester Freemasons initiated or sponsored them) many Freemasons believe there is a link. (see quotes below.)
‘Numerous Masonic authors have conjectured that our present-day rituals and catechisms are an outgrowth of these medieval plays. Medieval operative stonemasons lived in an era when the rituals of the church were becoming established, and almost every aspect of everyday life became increasingly steeped in formality. Mystery Plays were a regular feature of religious observances, and pageantry was an integral part of everyday life. All of these factors would have encouraged the development of ritual within lodges and guilds. There is certainly evidence that certain modes of greeting and form stem from that period.
Several Masonic scholars also believe that the Legend of the Builder is a medieval mystery or morality play. As every Master Mason knows, allegory is employed to depict the ultimate triumph of good over evil. The most important lesson is, of course, the victory of eternal life over physical death.
So the next time you witness a Fellowcraft being Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason, reflect for a moment on the possibility that our Brother Masons from the Middle Ages could have well witnessed and participated in much the same ceremony that we practice today. Only a Fraternity such as ours can boast of such ancient lineage. May it ever be so. ‘
‘This quote comes from a top Freemason who in the 70’s was the national director of the British and Foreign Bible Society!!! You must appreciate that in those early times very few of the populace could read, and that knowledge was promulgated in the form of stories and plays. Chief among these plays were the various Mystery Plays or 'Cycles' of the medieval Christian church. These biblical dramas were popular until suppressed in the 16th century as part of the Reformation. The Mysteries enacted the events of the Bible from the fall of Lucifer to the Day of Judgment in a series of pageants.
Each pageant or section of the story was performed by a different trade-guild. Thus, in many places carpenters enacted the crucifixion, while in other places the carpenters staged the tale of Noah and the Flood. By the 15th century the plays had been written down in various forms and the Mystery Cycles that survive today are long and very elaborate. There have been several Masonic historians who hold that our fraternity is merely a romantic continuation of the trade-guilds and their Mystery Plays. And there are some who go to the other extreme and hold to fabulous speculations that the fraternity had its origins in secret rites brought back by the Templars from the Holy Land. The truth may lie somewhere in the middle. What we know here is that in Chester, Newcastle and York the Noah play, or some part of it was claimed by the naval Carpenters or Shipwrights because it involved the construction of an actual wooden hull, thus advertising their trade skill. The Carpenters themselves in York and Chester undertook the play of the Resurrection. In this play Christ rises up from a wooden coffin in which he is supposed to have been laid in the tomb. The link between this incident and the story well known to us as 30 Freemasons hardly needs any comment.’
c) The earliest certain English "admittances" to the Craft were those of Elias Ashmole and Col. Henry Mainwaring, of Karincham in Cheshire, at Warrington in 1646. Elias Ashmole is listed as a’Masonic Icon’ Although Warrington was not part of Cheshire pre 1974 it is now!!
c) PHOENIX TOWER
The Phoenix Tower is a much-restored medieval
structure standing on, or close to, the site of the original
Roman North East Tower.
The Phoenix Tower was later also let to various of the other companies, including the barbers, coopers, butchers, weavers, joiners and clothworkers, and in this way became the headquarters of the city guilds.
Among the ancients a fabulous bird called the Phoenix is described by early writers ... in size and shape it resembles the eagle, but with certain differences. The body of the Phoenix is one covered with glossy purple feathers, and the plumes in its tail are alternately blue and red. The head of the bird is light in colour, and about its neck is a circlet of golden plumage. At the back of its back the Phoenix has a crest of feathers of brilliant colour ... The Phoenix, it is said, lives for 500 years, and at its death its body opens and the new born Phoenix emerges. Because of this symbolism, the Phoenix is generally regarded as representing immortality and resurrection ... The Phoenix is one sign of the secret orders of the ancient world and of the initiate of those orders, for it was common to refer to one who had been accepted into the temples as a man twice-born, or reborn. Wisdom confers a new life, and those who become wise are born again.")
3) SOCIAL INEQUALITY Inspite of affluence there are evidences of social inequality in Chester:
a) One speaker at a dental conference which discussed the health of the people of the area said:
‘The Romans created with urbanisation in and immediately around their forts, a civilised society but only for themselves and for those who were useful to them. In a sense they created probably the first social inequality in Britain and their large garrison forts like Chester were a symbol of this. Away from the settlements and the wealth of urbanisation lived a very impoverished peasant population who had none of these social and material benefits and where social unrest had to be quelled constantly by the armies of Rome.’
c) A ‘victim’ of 1974 boundary changes who wasn’t really sure which county he belonged to living as he was in Greater Manchester, said about Chester:
‘Do we want to go back to Cheshire? No way! The authorities in Chester never understood or cared for this part of their former realm, considering us the poor, industrial brethren up in the foothills. In a
4) RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WELSH
Cestrians are often perceived (partly-jokingly) of being 'anti-Welsh'. This is exemplified by the fact that the Town Hall clock does not face west, towards Wales, and an archaic law which states any Cestrian may shoot a Welshman with a longbow if he loiters within the walls after sunset. There is much debate within the city as to whether this law still applies. However, many Cestrians work and shop in Wales, and Chester shares a radio station with Wrexham, Wales.
5) ECCLESIASTICAL CAPITAL
a) Chester Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Chester who is an outspoken evangelical – he has already been questioned by the police because of his reported speech about homosexuality. He was also a supporter of the Iraq war.
b) John Wesley visited the city as recorded in his diary.:
" 10) WALLS
For centuries, Chester's walls knew little peace,
but "echoed to the clang of arms, the tramp of
mailed feet and the din of warfare". Attacked,
besieged and damaged, rebuilt and extended by Roman,
Briton, Saxon, Welshman, Viking and Norman, Cavalier
11) HAUNTED CITY
Chester is truly a city of ghosts. Dave Sadler, of Liverpool’s paranormal investigators Parascience, says ‘My belief is that Chester, for its size, has the most haunted activity in the country. Some say it's York or Derby, but I disagree. The amount of ghosts per street in Chester is phenomenal.’
CONCLUSIONS: DEVELOPING WORKPLACE MINISTRY -BUSINESS / COMMERCE AS THE CATALYTIC INSTITUTION
I think the city of Chester should develop a workplace ministry. I believe that business/commerce/ public sector are the catalytic institutions of the city. It could counteract the effects of Freemasonry by demonstrating kingdom principles of business.
It could counteract social inequality by following example of King Lemuel (Proverbs 31) who saw it as his responsibility to use the wealth of the land to care for the poor and the disadvantaged. Quote from Rich Marshall ‘ Clearly the Lord is concerned that business people care for the hurting, the oppressed, the disenfranchised of our cities. This is a simple straightforward message that we must respond to. The hurting people need the help of the business people. This is the ministry that God has anointed the business people to succeed in.’
November 20, 2005
I send a great big thank you to all who prayed with us and for us on this day in London. It was a fantastic day with about 100 people along with us to declare God’s Word and prophesy over the nation. It was beautiful weather and it was apparent that much prayer had gone before us to prepare the way.
We began at the British Museum that houses the Assyrian Empire spirits with the whole group going through the Assyrian section amazed at what was there. Declaring and binding and loosing and believing the army of heaven was with us and had come for our words, even as they did for Daniels.
We then went on to the Mother Temple of the World and we had people on three sides of this building to pray, declare and execute the judgments written. We then assembled at the front of the building standing on the pentagram that is at the entrance of the building as we carried out all that is listed below. We had communion and poured out the wine and bread on the ground declaring the victory of the cross and the blood of Jesus that paid for the earth and all that is in it. We made the declaration together as one and began to worship the Lord. It sounded as though there were a thousand voices instead of 100. It was truly an amazing day. We prayed for those who were standing with us even throughout the U.S.A. at freemasons halls around the country that the God we serve is greater than anything the devil has and the blood covenant we had with HIM superseded any other blood covenant made against us. There is really no way to tell you all that happened that day, but we are grateful for all who participated and those who prayed with us. At the end Sharon Stone prophesied to the Nation. I hope we will be able to transcribe this and get it to you. Anyone who recorded this, please let us know.
After this we went to a restaurant right across the street and had a meal together and tried the best we could to thank all those who had participated with us during the 39 county tours. It was hard to express all we felt and desired to say.
England arise to your destiny!!!!!
Strategy for November 20
Repentance for allowing the empire spirit to spread throughout the world and to subject all nations to England and to rape their lands and bring their gods back to England and build them a home and set them up as gods over the nation.
Isa 7:9 - “If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” Destructive policies come when you turn from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
Renounce all the false gods that have invaded England. Judges 5:8 – they chose new gods and war was in the gate. God gives strength to those that turn the battle at the gate.
Execute the victory of the cross and blood of Jesus-----Col 2:14-16 - “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”
Rev 12:11 – “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
Make your prayers and petitions known unto God-------
1 Tim 2:1-4 – “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. According to the will of Your Word we pray salvation for those in the deception of false gods and false religions and freemasonry.”
Luke 9:1 “Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. 2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick”
It is by the authority of YOUR WORD that we stand here today executing judgment against principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness and wicked spirits in high places.
2 Cor 10:3-6 – “It is true that I am an ordinary, weak human being, but I don't use human plans and methods to win my battles. I use God's mighty weapons, not those made by men, to knock down the devil's strongholds. These weapons can break down every proud argument against God and every wall that can be built to keep men from finding him. With these weapons I can capture rebels and bring them back to God and change them into men whose hearts' desire is obedience to Christ. I will use these weapons against every rebel who remains after I have first used them on you yourselves and you surrender to Christ.”
British Museum –
Ask for angelic help in the destruction of these demonic spirits
British Museum designed by Freemason – Houses all the Assyrian demons – Foundation of empire spirit and war
Untangle the three fold cord of Empire, War, Freemasonry
Bind and fetter the demons of Assyria and command to go into the deep. Rabshakeh, Rabsaris, Tartan, Sennnacherib, all the satraps stationed around this nation. According to the word of the prophet God himself will stand against this----“You will stand against these demonic powers,” therefore we stand here in the Power of Your Word and execute it against these demonic entities.
Ps 149 “Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.”
Mother Temple of the World
Isa 44:9-14 - “Idolatry Is Foolishness Those who make an image, all of them are useless, And their precious things shall not profit; They are their own witnesses; They neither see nor know, that they may be ashamed. Who would form a god or mold an image That profits him nothing? Surely all his companions would be ashamed; And the workmen, they are mere men. Let them all be gathered together, Let them stand up; Yet they shall fear, They shall be ashamed together. The blacksmith with the tongs works one in the coals, Fashions it with hammers, And works it with the strength of his arms. Even so, he is hungry, and his strength fails; He drinks no water and is faint. The craftsman stretches out his rule, He marks one out with chalk; He fashions it with a plane, He marks it out with the compass, And makes it like the figure of a man, According to the beauty of a man, that it may remain in the house. 14 He cuts down cedars for himself, And takes the cypress and the oak; He secures it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a pine, and the rain nourishes it.”
Repentance for abdicating our land to The Queen of Heaven, Jezebel and witchcraft. This is the dominant spirit that works thru Freemasonry and Empire Spirit.
Repentance for betrayal of the Jews and ask the curse be removed from the land. Bind, chain and fetter the root of freemasonry Rebellion. Bind the mind of Satan that rules through the illuminati
Many from America are meeting today and praying at freemasons halls – God extend your protective hand over us all and assign your angels to each family represented.
Righteous cry – Petition righteousness return to England – including a loosing of the souls caught in deception. They shall know the truth and the truth shall make them free Ask the angel with the everlasting gospel to be released.
Ps 34:15-17 “The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.”
Prov 29:2 “When the righteous are in authority,(some versions say increase) the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”
HEAR O HEAVEN – HEAR O EARTH
We proclaim the Lordship of Jesus Christ and declare the Word of God to be truth and charge every thing in heaven, and all things in earth, and all things under the earth; to bow to the name of Jesus And further declare that every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. We declare that the knowledge of the glory of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.
We will declare and decree what was promised to Jesus by the Father - Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession, and as joint heirs with Christ Jesus this is our inheritance and possession.
We speak to the gates of this nation and command --Open ye the gates that the King of Glory may come in – the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. We declare the gates of England open to the truth and closed to the deception of the enemy. O Lord, there is no other god like you. For you are great, and your name is full of power. Who would not fear you, O King of nations? (And that title belongs to you alone!) Among all the wise men of the earth and in all the kingdoms of the world there isn't anyone like you.
The earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. We as Your people do cry out that England would become a righteous nation whose sins have been cleansed by your blood, thereby making this nation ripe for blessing. For your word promises: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” We do repent of our sins and the sins of our forefathers and command this nation to shift, and ask you to heal our land, for we will have no other gods before you.
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. We accept the responsibility of working with the Spirit of God to wield the sword and thrust it into the enemy and also thrust it into the heart of the nation forbidding the enemy access to the sword that is over this nation.
2 Cor 10:4-5 "(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;" According to Lu 9:1 Jesus has given us all power and all authority over all devils and to cure diseases, to preach the gospel and heal the sick. We proclaim that we will do what we have been commissioned to do. We, the church will make known to principalities and powers the manifold wisdom of God.
We take the keys of the kingdom of heaven which Jesus has given us and lock and unlock, forbid and allow on earth what is in heaven. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Command loosing of the spoils –a destruction of the love of money ROOT of ALL EVIL MAMMON
Sharon Stone ---Command a shift in the nation of England and a prophetic declarative call into her prophetic destiny ---
Destroying the yoke that has bound the nations – Pam and Bonnie – for England and USA
Worship - Assignment Jenny, Steve, Maria
Psalms 150 “Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD”