Saturday, August 6, 2016

Part 1: The Purple Connection - Brazil, America and the gods of ancient Greece

Brazil and America are two countries that have many strong historical connections with each other. The influence the Old World weighs heavy upon both. In the rough and tumble days of continental conquest, the Portuguese slaughtered the Natives and brought African slaves to Brazil, in way that is all too familiar to Americans. The legalized institution of slavery was finally abolished on May, 13 1888.

There was no Civil War in Brazil.  Supposedly,  the embarrassment of being the only Western nation left in the world to allow slavery is what finally ended it. However, there's looks to be a lot more to it than that, which we'll get to shortly.

From what I've read, Brazil  has an even more troubling race problem than the U.S. You can see this from the image below. Brazilians themselves, and those who have visited, speak of the wide gulf between the darker-skinned people of African descent and the other ethnic groups of the country, mostly the mixed or "mulatto" and the whites.

This viral pic is indicative of the brutally wide gulf between wealth and
poverty in Brazil. This picture was snapped immediately after a protest
against ousted  president, Dilma Rousseff, an advocate of Brazil's poor..
I was a little surprised. Like many Americans I guess, I had always assumed that since Brazil is such a variegated country when it comes to skin color, that meant the country was colorblind, so to speak. I was saddened to discover that this is not the case. Still, I'm always encouraged when I see people trying to make the world more understanding and aware. It starts with ourselves. The Buddhists have it right on the nature of suffering. We're all human.

For now, the United States still has a more robust economy than Brazil, but the gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing here, too. I got interested in learning more about Brazil because of the 2016 Olympic games, and the possibility of a false flag terrorist event to promote the ongoing police state agenda of the global elitists. Who knows where, how or when the sick bastards will strike next? The important thing is learning and sharing knowledge with others.

Tyrian purple grows more brilliant with exposure to sunlight.
 I started this study by going to the ancient Greeks, their mythology, language and history to find the connections between the modern and ancient Olympics that could be exploited for propaganda in 2016. There's a lot to go through on that score. However, along the way, I've also discovered many new associations with the people who developed the first alphabet, the Phoenicians, the first real sea-faring nation of ancient times .They founded colonies throughout the Mediterranean and their influence on the Greek culture was immense. With their new system of writing, they brought the relatively isolated Greek towns and villages into the booming international trade network of the day. One of the most important aspects of this economy was the production of dyes for fabric and pigments for paint. This high demand for color reflected the ancients' desire for beauty, self expression and display of rank just as it does today.

These ancient marketeers were keenly aware of color's symbolic power, and most especially the color purple. In fact, the The word Phoenicia and the word purple both come from the same  root word, that traces back to the murex sea snail. The Greeks called it porphyra and to the Romans it was called purpura. Phoenician, Punic, referring to Rome's war with Carthage, and the word phoenix, as in Phoenix, Arizona, all come from the same concept.

. In this mosaic of  Byzantine emperor Justinian,
amethyst was used to simulate the brilliant hue
of Tyrian purple dye. 
The Greek word phoinĂ³s , which means "blood red" is the more primitive word that was the root of purple. Actually the snails that produced the most brilliant violet hue come out of the sea  like clotted blood before processing.  Snails by the millions were harvested and boiled in lead vats, out in the open sun for days. There was no room for error. The stench of death was horrendous.  Besides its striking, luxurious color, the status and luxury of purple was based on its rarity, expense and excess.

It's hard for us to imagine what the ancient quest for intense and long-lasting colors must have been like. Their raw materials came from the natural world. Natural dyes as a rule are not as saturated or brilliant as the synthetic ones we're used to today. The finest Tyrian purple was an exception. It actually became more brilliant with age and exposure to sunlight.  However, the synthetic dyes and pigments of today are much easier to work with.

Throughout history, dyers have had to experiment with all manner of plants, mollusks, and insects to find a limited number of dyes that would last and hold their color over time. These discoveries had to be perfected through costly  hours of trial and error. The expense of development and the huge potential for profits made dye and pigment formulas closely guarded trade and even government secrets.

 The Phoenicians merchant princes created an entire religious ethos to promote trade in colorful fabrics and other luxury items They called the god of these matters, Melqart, a precursor of the Greek god and Roman gods Hermes and Mercury, respectively.

 Their belief system was built on protecting  these and other secrets. Although he was known to many peoples by various names, it was most likely the Phoenicians who first created him.

What has all this got to do with Brazil, America and the Olympics? Well, for starters, the name Brazil comes from the Pernambuco a type of brazilwood tree once highly prized for it's striking "brazen" red dye.  The etymology of  Brazil is "like a burning ember." At one time this species grew abundantly up and down the coast near Rio de Janeiro, before overharvesting diminished its numbers. The important thing is that from its very inception, Brazil was part of the dye-making industry. The symbolism, numerology and gematria show how much deeper it goes.

Brazil was claimed for Portugal on April 22, 1500 or 4/22. This is an interesting date for several reasons that relate to the United States.
A 16th century map of Brazil with brazilwood trees
prominent. The brilliant red dye made from the tree
was in high demand until synthetic dyes came along. 

The most accepted method of numerology is to break down the months and years into single digits and  leave the day intact, if it has two digits.

4+22+1+5+0+0 = 32

The official founding of Jamestown, the first English settlement in America occurred on May 13, 1607. Keep in mind that Brazil's emancipation in 1888 also occurred on May 13th, 5/13, or 13/5.

5+13+1+6+0+7 = 32

The dates both have a numerology of 32. The gematria of Brazil and America both add up to 32.

Brazil in  English Reduction = 32 (2+9+1+8+9+3)
America in English Reduction = 32 (1+4+5+9+9+3+1)

Brazil was actually the first country to be called America. Yet, after the discovery of brazil wood along the coast, the country soon grew into its present name. The name America is a debated topic that needs some brief attention. The mainstream version of the story tells us that America is named after Amerigo Vespucci. He was the outfitter of Columbus' first voyage, but eventually led his own expeditions to Brazil. The most important thing about Vespucci is that he is somehow credited with proving that Brazil was not part of Asia, but a New World altogether , at least to most Europeans of the day. I'm not disparaging Vespucci as many have, I just think that the New World probably wasn't quite as new as the street criers made it to be to the masses. That will have to wait for later.

So we have a connection between Brazil and America with 32 in both date numerology and gematria. We've touched on the connections with the ancient and modern Olympics in other posts. We know that Hermes is known as the god of commerce and merchants. He was also the patron god of thieves, tricksters, travelers, physicians and magicians. Although these roles were interchangeable, that's a long job description.. I think we can see that since both America and Brazil started off as commercial ventures under the auspices of the royal houses of Europe, the parallels to Hermes, his wide spheres of influences, the power of the purple comes into sharper focus. The gematria says it all.

The earlier Phoenicians version of the Hermes was called Melqart. He's basically a re-tread on old Ba'al, the Canaanite god . His name in Greek was originally Kermes. His Roman name was Mercury. In Norse mythology this god was called Odin by the Danes and Swedes, and Wotan by the Germanic tribes and Woden by the Anglo-Saxons. The Celts called him Lug and India knew him as Nerada. The Egyptian god Thoth and the biblical figure Enoch also evoke the same emphasis on secret knowledge.

Melqart in English Ordinal = 86 (13+5+12+17+1+18+20)
Melqart in English Reduction = 32 (4+5+3+8+1+9+2)

Hermes in English Ordinal = 68 (8+5+18+13+5+19)
Hermes in English Reduction = 32 (8+5+9+4+5+1)

God of Commerce in English Reduction = 68 (7+6+4+0+6+6+0+3+6+4+4+5+9+3+5

Brazil in English Ordinal = 68 (2+18+1+26+9+12)
Brazil in English Reduction = 32 (2+9+1+8+9+3)

The Phoenicians were a branch of the original inhabitants of Palestine and Israel, the Canaanites.

Canaanite in English Ordinal = 68 (3+1+14+1+1+14+9+20+5)
Canaanite in English Reduction = 32 (3+1+5+1+1+5+9+2+5)

As a reminder, America connects to 32 as well. The salute to "America's business is business" image

America  in the English Ordinal = 50 (1+13+5+18+9+3+1)
America is made up of fifty states. This might have something to do with why some other territory has not been admitted to statehood, which may never happen, to keep the connection with gematria intact.

Raw materials  in English Reduction = 50 (9+1+5   4+1+2+5+9+9+1+3+1)
The English colonies that sprung up in America were first and foremost a source of raw materials for the Industrial Revolution beginning to happen in England.

Consumerism in  English Reduction = 50 (3+6+5+1+3+4+5+9+9+1+4)
The concept that a citizen's main task in society is to be a buyer and user of corporate products, is known as consumerism. It has been the policy of the U.S. for almost one hundred years.
 The Mercury fountain in the National Gallery of Art in
Washington, D.C.

The Roman name for Hermes was Mercury. There are some interesting parallels to highlight here as well.

Mercury in English Ordinal = 103 (13+5+18+3+21+18+25)
Mercury in English Reduction = 40 (4+5+9+3+3+9+7)

The economic system that is most identified with commerce, Mercury's sphere of influence, is capitalism

Capitalism in  English Ordinal = 103 (3+1+16+9+20+1+12+9+19+13)
Capitalism in English Reduction = 40 (3+1+7+9+2+1+3+9+1+4)

I tell people, the great thing about gematria is how all the coincidences pile up once you open up a really stinky can!

Get this! During the Civil War, on April 19, 1861, Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation for the Union blockade of Southern shipping. This was meant to be seen as a crippling blow to the South's economy. It was symbolic of the North's dominance in commerce and industry.

Naval blockade in English Ordinal = 103 (14+1+22+1+12  2+12+15+3+11+1+4+5)
Naval blockade in the English Reduction = 40 (5+1+4+1+3  2+3+6+3+2+1+4+5

The first full day of the Union naval block 4-20-1861 has numerology of 40 matching with the reduced gematria of both Mercury and naval blockade.

4+20+1+8+6+1 = 40

Here's some more synchronicity for the 40/103 pattern

Profits in the English Ordinal =103 (16+18+15+6+9+20+19)

Industry in  English Ordinal = 130 (9+14+4+21+19+20+18+25)
Industry in English Reduction = 40 (9+5+4+3+1+2+9+7)

Part II, coming soon.