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Understanding Russia and Vladimir Poetin

What is Wladimir Putin doing?

Is he gone Mad or is he acting out a careful designed Plan or is he controlled by something else?

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I believe we are facing a fundamental Transformation that Wladimir Putin was aware of and warned for but did not believe.

He was warned for the Big changes that were happening all over the world were a new generation wants to take over control.

His only tool to stop the cry for Freedom is Terror and many of his Dictorial friends all over the world believe him.

He helps them with Weapons, Propaganda, Mindcontrol and his private Wagner army

The name is a reference to the last part of the last Opera of Richard Wagner the Ring of the Nibelungen : Götterdämmerung (push).

We are facing the last battle between Good and Bad in which not one of the opponents will win but the battle will disappear by itself because of the Destruction of both opponents. .

Old myths become reality. Are we facing the repeating of the Battle of the Titans?

What will the Battlefield of the Future look like? Is War a virtual Destruction Competition?

Global Affairs of Russia

are getting Complex because the world is changching all the time.

The big problem after the Collaps of the Sovjet Union is that the West (US) lost its Enemy and believed that Russia should become part of the US-dominated world. Now Russia is back and is again an enemy that is proving its Power and demanding a place in a Multi-Polar World.

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1 Introduction This blog is about the history of Russia and the Role Wladimir Putin wants to play in this history.

Russia

2. Wladimir Putin is a “child” of The Russian Revolution that was aimed at creating the perfect Collective State .

Stalin became the leader by using Terror and Destruction of all his potential enemies. His method became a standard approach.

The Context of Russia

3. The Russian Steppe connects the Ancient Civilizations of the East and the West Russia was the facilitator of the trade routes,

4. Oswald Spengler’s states in his book the Rise and Fall of Western Civilization that Russia is a civilization in its Infancy.

5. Russia wants to become the Ruler of Eurasia.

Wladimir Putin

6. Wladimir Putin uses Russian Philosophy to make his point. The must Influential philosopher is Wladimir Dugin.

7. Wladimir Putin is supported by Russian Orthodox Religion Putin believes the same things orthodox Christians and Jews ans Islamites believe that the world is controlled by Satan.

8. From the beginning of the Russian revolution Propaganda was used to influence the masses Wladimir the Great (a Viking King) is Putins great example.

9. Putin sees himself as the Rescuer from Evil Enemies highly related with the German Fascists of Hitler who betrayed Stalin.

10. Putin is a Business Developer who like many Autrocratic Leaders fell for the Easy Money available.

Putin is the Capo dei Capi of the network of Utra rich Russians that were facilitated by the friends of Leonid Brezhnev, the master of corruption.

History and Future of Russia

11. The History of Russia starts with the Vikings.

12: Predicting the Future of Russia using Long term Cycles.

The Spirit of the current Time

13. Conclusion

The Great Transformation of Western Civilization

This blog is a part of a long chain of posts that are about the Great Transformation I detected when I found the Kondratiev Cycle and other much Longer Cycles. that converge to the Global Brain, The Noosphere of Vernadsky:

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Collective Unconscious

The Noosphere is comparable with what Carl Jung (1875-1961) called the Collective Unconscious .

The concept was invented by the Russian scientist Vladimir Vernadsky (1863-1945) and many others like Teilhard de Jardin (1881-1955).

Collective Memory of Future and Past

The Noosphere contains a shared future and a shared past (the Akasha).

It contains the memory of big Catastrophs like the Great Flood.

In her book The Third Reich of Dreams Charlotte Beradt writes about the Jewish Patients of the psychiater she worked with that dreamt about the Concentrationcamps in the future in 1933.

Is the huture visble in the past?

The Future influences the Past

History epeats itself

Quantum Theory predicts that the The future influences the Past and Harmonic theory predicts that the past repeats itself in Cycles giving us the idea that we can look into the Future.

A New Start of the Long Cycle of the Precession

At this monent the very long cycle of the Precession (P(periodicity)=25.000 year) is at its end repeating a new Birth of Civilization.

This always happens with a huge Crisis because a new Birth of collective like a Civilization is Painful.

In my last blog is about the Ecosphere I show that the same pattern of combining Action and Inhinition is Repeating all the time on every scale.

Putin’s New Chief of Staff Claims He Invented the ‘Nooscope’ to Study the Collective Consciousness.

1 Start and Introduction

This blog is about Wladimir Poetin and Russia.

I tried to find an explanation for the immense Cruelty that is embedded in Russian History.

This cruelty is visible in history but also now in the war in Syria and Ukraine both part of ancient Civilisations.

2 The Collective System as Ideal State

It looks that the aim of the Russian Revolution was the Implementation by force of a Collective System instead of giving the Poor Workers a Better Life.

The Aim was much more important than the Method used.

Stalin ruled supported with many Informers who betrayed everybody who was not supporting him.

He also killed everbody who accused him from making Mistakes.

He created a pattern that was never inhibited because those who inhibited were Killed.

Wladimir Putin was trained in the ruthless part of Russion Society the KGB in Eastern Germany.

The Russian Revolution was a Revolution of the Intelectuals

Karl Marx believed that the systen that was created by the Industrial Revolution and taken over by the bourgeois after the French Revolution in 1879 was a system where people were seen as replacable Objects and was not in Balance creating Financial crisises all the time.

The Russian Revolution was a copy of all the revolutions that took place after the French Revolution.

The big difference was that the french revolution was a revolution of the masses caused by a natural crisis (an explosion of a Vulcano in Iceland) that caused a Food crisis in Paris where a King was having Fun while the Russian Revolution was a revoltion of the Intelectuals heavily influenced by the work of Karl Marx who believed in Cycles.

Joseph, the Man of Steel, Killed and Destroyed Everything that Blocked his Way to the Top

3. The Steppes of Eurasia connected the old Civilizations

The Steppe of Eurasia is an Ecoregion (blue) that connects the West to the East.
It was used as a Trading system (“Silk Road”) and therefore also as an Exchange of Knowledge and Inventions.

The Steppe connected the Old States and contained well known Centers of Knowledge like Heliopolis in Egypt that archived in immense Libraries the research of hundreds of Ages of Civilization.

Scyntians: The Great Warriors of the Steppe

The Scyntians are one of the oldest cultures in Europe. They are the descendants of King Targitaus Targitaus is Hercules the son of Dana and Zeus the Leader of the Greek Pantheon or Poseidon the leader of Atlantis.

The Rise and Fall of Atlantis

Atlantis was probably in the Crimea, near Evpatoria, and was washed away by a Tsunami from the eruption of a Vulcano on the Island of Santorini.

A partial view of an 16th century B.C. fresco of boxers from the island of Santorini.
 fresco of boxers from the island of Santorini.

The end of ATLan, The Battle of the Titans

The same Story is described in the Rig Veda.
A model of Atlantis.
The History of Crimea

4. Spengler: the Rise and the Fall of Western Civilisation

Homer: Atlantis was situated in the Crimea

Homer has described the same story about Atlantis with many references to places still existent.

According to Oswold Spengler Russia is at the start of its Rising. Russia’s theme is set by the Steppes where you can never reach the Horizon (Infinity) . Russia is looking for its Boundary exceeding the Limits.

The End of Time: Ragnarok

The Ragnarök (Götterdämmerung in German)is the Viking version of the Apocalyps here visible in the destruction of Berlin at the end of the Second World war now again visible in Syria and Ukraine.

In this blog you will see how the Vikings became the leaders of Russia and have never changed their habits.

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung.

This blog contains many Resources you can explore yourself or help you to follow my Analysis.

It is not finished although the conclusion is simple. We are moving into a complete new 25.000 year cycle with the constellation of AQuarius. It is also the end of Pisces, the time of Dualism, the “Battle between “Good” and “Bad”.

The Battle is stopped by the Water of Life of Aquarius.

Violence is Justified when you are Right

It was justified to kill the opponents of the Revolution.
Alan Fiske explains where Violence comes from.

Life of Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov)

Magic and Mysticism in Modern Russia

Julius Evola The Nature Initiatic Experience

Julius Evola is the inpirator of Alexandr Dugin the State Philosopher of current Russia and is also an inpirator of Donald Trump.

Astrology

The Kondratiev Cycle and the Long Cycle of the Precession

Astrology is an ancient science used to navigate on sea and the countryside.

It is also used to predict important Events like the rising of the Nile, the beginning of Spring and the start of Winter.

The Seasons are related by a yearly Cycle but other events take longer time.

The ancient scientists marked the Constellations and connected the constellations with the story of the Human life-cycle.

This story was connected with concepts that were transformed into a human being (the Gods)

St Denis rose window with God at the centre surrounded by the Zodiac

The True Light of the Holy Spirit

The first Gothic Church was created by Abbott Suger who was inspired by Dionysius (Denis) the Areopagite who was inspired by the True Light of the Holy Spirit.
The Christian Church became an Institution modeled on the Roman Empire. The Pope became a Worldly power.
When the Roman Empire was divided the Chuch was divided between many Patriarchs including the Patriarch of Rome.
The many churches started their own Theological line of thought with a big divide bewteen the role of the Father en the Holy Spirit (the Light) who became a leading power in the Greek (and Russian) Orthodox Church.

The Age of the Fish and the Long Count is ended. A new Cycle strarts with Aquarius.

It has been shown that many ancient civilizations had knowledge of what they called the “Great Year” or “Long Count Calendar.They discovered this through observational astronomy. They noticed the almost imperceptible ‘wobble’ of the Earth’s axis as it spins in space.
We are currently on the cusp of the age of Aquarius. Moving into it from the age of Pisces.
The high point of civilization in 11,500BCE is equated to the time of Plato’s Atlantis and is the date at which the Egyptian Sphinx is said to have been built.
Kas Ir Kodėl Pastatė „Göbekli Tepe“- Alternatyvus Vaizdas
Göbekli tepe the “oldest (12.000 BC) Temple found carries the symbol T of Atlantis.This civilization survived a big disaster that forced them to live in the caves of Capadocia.
The Pyramids and the Great Sphinx
The Sphinx is symbolic of the fixed types of the four elements: the body of a bull – Taurus; the feet and tail of a lion – Leo; the wings of the Eagle – Scorpio; a human head – Aquarius.
The Right (Rational) ) Hand carries a Vvessel that represents the Holy Grail (The Heart). The Fishes are flowing in the Milkey Way.
The left Hand (Creative) holds the “Norma Nilotica” it represents the yearly Nile flooding signaled by the starry Water Bearer’s downturned urn in July.

6. Russia want to dominate Eurasia

The Battle-axe culture came from the Steppes of Eurasia and transformed in Russian but also German Culture sharing the same stories and Myths.
Russia became the Torchbearer of the French Revolution and has to become the state at the end-of-time that Carl Marx envisioned. Eussia had to become the “workers” Paradise.

Russia is part of its own Sphere. It has to develop its Essence and position this essence against Western Civilization and especially the US.
Alexandr Dugin talks about Eurasia the Fusion of China and Russia against the West.
Russia a landbases power while the UK and the US are seabased,

6. Russian Philosophy

What happened after Karl Marx (Heidegger) and what happened before Plato (DIonysis, Apollo and Sybille)

The Slavic Soul

According to Mikhail Bhaktin Dostojevski was the most innovative writer of his time. I believe that Mikhael Bahktin is one of the most innovative philosophers of our time.

Dostojevski was just as Bahktin completely broken by the Goelag Archipel of the Man of Steal Joseph Stalin.

After the Goelag Dosttojevski did not believe in Social Progress as the aim of the Russian Revolution. The world is a place of pain and suffering.

Bahktin believed in a Cycle controlled by the Chronotope (SpaceTime) that always starts with the creation of new Folktale and Myths. We are in the phase of the creation of new Myths.

In this case the movie Starwars based on the Hero’sJourney of Joseph Campbell is a good example.

The great inspirator of Vladimir Putin but also of Mikheal Bahktin. He believes Dostojevski is the expert on the Slavic Soul. Realize that he was heavenly demoralized in the concentration camps of the Sovjets in Siberia.

Fascism

Gnosticism

Berdayev believes in the Spirit that is connected with the Human Soul. His philosophy has a lot to do with Gnosticism.

The Soul Remembers and the Mind Knows

Mysticism: Believe in a Collective Destiny

7. Religion

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Patriarch Kirill in February 2020.
Vladimir Putin is a religious man with a mission. He want to save the world from the Devil of US Capitalism. Strangely enough he shares this vision with the US Evangelist movement (the followers of Trump). You can compare Putin to Tsar Nicholas I, who believed that Russian orthodoxy, autocracy, and nationality provided the glue that held the empire together.  

Ratio and Wisdom

Vladimir Solovyov denied Rationalism and returned to the roots of the Christian Faith and of the Greek Orthodox Church, the Gnosis. He believed in Sophia the Greek name for te Egyptian Godess of Harmony and Love Ma’at.

8. Propaganda

In this picture yiu can see that Propaganda is a link between Rukes (Blue) and Social (the party, civilians etc).

Fight Against NAZI’s

The History of Russia

One of the propaganda projects of Stalin was to promote the hero’s in Russian history. In this case Iwan the Terrible by Eisenstein.

King Wladimir the Great

The hero of Wladimir Putin King Wladimir the Great. He, a Viking King, destroyed all the enemies of (Ukranian) Russia and made peace with the Roman Empire started trade and coverted his people with the help of violence to the Orthodox Christian Faith.
Wladimir Putin Putin and Wladimir the Great

9. Putin is the Rescuer of Russia

David Remnick and the historian Steve Kotkin discuss Vladimir Putin and how authoritarian regimes are pushed into misguided foreign wars.

10. Creator of a Capitalist State

John Sawyers was the “second in command” at the time of Tony Blair. /they talked often with Putin:
Putin’s intention was to stabilize tand Revitailize he economy using mainly oil and gas until the “Revolution” took place in Bellarus and Ukraine. Than he realized that he had to return to the “old model”.

Saviour of Russia

Corruption

How the sun of an American Communist became the first Russian Capitalist.

The Future of Russia is in Gods Hands

The west has to accept a Multipolar world in which there a more powers and not only the USA.

Multi-Polarity and Multi-Interpretatation There is no Truth:

The ideology of Wladimir Putin.

11. History of Russia

Kim Veltman Why the Civilisation of Russia comes from the Vikings of Omsk an why Omsk was called Asgard.
Rudolf Laban Space Harmony -The letters of the Alphabet are represented by (geometric) pPatterns movements and sounds. They are the Foundation of the old Cultures on earth. The old cultures give us insight in the ways the State and the cities were Organized. In their organization the Ancientpatterns play an important role.

Link to the pdf-file of the book of Kim Veltman Alphabets of Life. . More info push here

the role of the Trade routes

The Siberian Trade route that turned later into the Trans Trans-Siberian Express.Its main product was and is Tea and Knowledge.
The new railway connection between China and Europe
Instead of Russia China is using Soft power to get an Political influence in Europe.

Russia is a product of the Vikings

The history of the Vikings.
Russia is a result of the expansion of the Viking Empire that got into conflict with Atilla’s Huns that destroyed the Roman Empire and moved the seat to Constantinople that became the seat of the Eeast Othodox Catholic Church that was taken over bij the Arabs (of turkey).
The Vikings settled at Kiev and united so many tribes that they were able to defeat the Emperor of the East Roman Empire in Constantinople. The tribute for this defeat were huge trading arrangements. The king and queens of the Rus where cruel, unreliable and always busy the become rischer and more powerful.
Ukraine is e state of Peasents producing a tremendous amount of food. I has been a victim of the battle many many important big powers like Poland and the Habsburgian empire realted to german speaking gemany ans Austria. In 1917 a new power emerged the Bolsheviks with their Communist Rhetorics.

12. Predicting the Future of Russia using the Kondratiev Cycle

China has the same story as Greece, Norway, Ukraine, and India about an Ancient Civilization (probably Atlantis) here created by Emperor Fu Xi who received his knowlegde from a Turtle (The Sirius constellation) that containted a 3×3 Magic Square called the Lo Shu.

Connecting the 9 points results in a cycle called the Sheng Cycle.

The Sheng cycle can be used to generate a Kondratiev Cycle.

3×3 The Lo Shu in the Middle surrounded with the 4×3 Zodiac was found in Tibet.
Interpersonal Theory explains human interaction and Mental disorders. With this model you can understand the role of Stalin (Paranoid), Nikita Khrushchev (Histrionic) Leonid Brezhnev (Dependent) and Wladimir Putin (Schizoid) as a continuum and Leaders of their Time.

The next leader will be a Spriritual Leader (White).
1907, the year of the Russian Revolution is the top of the Kondratiev cycle of Control (blue).

1960 the year of the Sixties shows a Kondratiev Cycle of Imagination (yellow).

2020 repeats the French Revolution of 1789 with a white deeper layer meaning a move to the center.In this timeframe we will see big Conflicts

Currently we are in the Communion state of the Communion state moving in 2040 to the center of the Center (With) in which always a new World Religion appears.

Dont forget that this coincedes with a new start of the P=25000) Precession Cycle called Aquarius.

The history and Future of Europe

The Spirit of the Time

Mikhael Bahktin developed a theory about genres he related to what he called a Chronotope, a Space-Time (Einstein) that can be interpreted as the state of the collective Unconscious called the Noosphere by his friend Wladimnir Verdansky.

We are intering a new Phase of Myth. This myth is the myth of Star Wars based on the Meta-myth of Joseph Campbell.

The Five Chronotopes of Mikhail Bahktin that will move to the state of Myth comparable with the Greek Culture that started about 5000 BC.
star wars
Timespiral of the history of Europe where Russia connects Eurasia. Around 2000 the cycle has a “choice” to move with or against the clock. Where with the clock is Producing and against the clock is consuming (destructing). This is a “collective” choice.
the Consuming and Producing cycle with Social-Networks and the Human in the center.
What is happening in the Ukraine? This is a very important summary of this blog.

(1) Wladimir Putin has made a big mistake by integrating the the West being the US-way-of-life united against communism.

(2) There are two system-types (a) Landbased (Eurasia) and (b) the Sea-based being the UK-Kingdom with the US and Japan and (c) Europe being the result of the Roman-Empire fused in the Renaissance with Greek culture.

(3) The landbased countries (including Iran, Saudi Arabia) are facing Climate Change and a mostly young populatian that want to be part of US-capitalistic culturecontrolled by High Tech Companies.

A possible Geopolitic model.

The Global Brain can be made by extending AI or by Collaborating with all Forms of life.

Technology Cycle related to the Kondratiev ending with the Global Brain comparable with the Noosphere of Vernadsky.
About the Global Brain of Vernadsky.
The Interregnum is finished and the confusion has to stop by opening the eyes. Russia is violating rules rhat were never established.

The effect of the Climate on the history of Russia

13. Conclusion

Russia is the Largest State on Earth. It has enormous natural resources, particularly oil and natural gas.[26]As of 2021, it was the fifth-largest economy in Europe (nr 1 Germany).

Wladimir Putin is the president of The president of the Russian Federation.

The problem with Wladimir Putin is that the Power of Russia has gone down because of “Mistakes” of his predecessors.

Wladimir is trying to Restore his power by making friends with comparable authoritarian leaders in the World. His major offer is Weapons and Private Soldiers. He tries to Balance his budget also by selling Oil and Gas.

His biggest problem is that the world is Changing.

The position of His “biggest” enemy de Capitalistic US is taken over by his Communistic “friend” China who is turning into a capitalistic state with an Inteligent control system but his plan to do the same failed.

Now Wladimir is proving to his citizens that the cause of his failure is again a version of Nazi-Germany called Ukraine.

He is also playing with Old-fashioned tools like Religion, Magic and Psychology (“fear”).

His scientific friends have (just as Us intelligence) explored the Paranormal and are able to look into the Noosphere. They have also created tools to prolong life and rejuvenate.

What Wladimir Putin is not able of is to influence the Spirals of Time.

He is running out of time hoping for a new more powerful toolset.

About Magic and the Memory Palace

In the 5th century AD, Martianus Capella defined the Seven Liberal Arts: Grammar, Dialectic, Rhetoric, Geometry, Arithmetic, Astronomy, and (Musical) Harmony. The System of Capella became the model of the Medieval University.

The term liberal means “appropriate for free men“.  The Liberal Arts represented the kinds of skills and general knowledge needed by the Elite. The Servile Arts represented Specialized Tradesman Skills and knowledge needed by persons who were employed or owned by the Elite.

The Number Seven was not taken by Accident. This number represented the Seven Days of the Week, the Seven Spheres, the  Seven Planets, the Seven Notes and the Seven Colors.The Seven Planets of the old cosmology included the Sun (Sol) and the Moon (Luna), which we now don’t regard as planets at all.   The other Five were Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, the 7th planet and the Son of the Sun.

In Ancient Babylonia,  the Seven Spheres were represented by a Building , A Ziggurat, that looked like the Tower of Bable. This Babylonian Step Tower was a Visual Model of the StairWay to Heaven.  The Seven Spheres were divided in three Heavens and three Hells with the Earth in the Middle. The Pyramids in Egypt are based on the same model.

The Three Heavens contained Three Hierarchies of Angels, Nine in total. At the Top, the Eight Step,  the Creator was situated. Again the Creator consisted of three Entities, The Father, The Son and The Holy Gost (The Trinity).

As You can See the Number Three plays a very important role in the Ancient Models. The main reason could be that this number is the most efficient number when you want to create a Number System.

If you use this number as the Base System the Universe could be explained as Triangels within Triangels. With the help of the Trinity-Fractal Ancient models like the Tree of Life, and the Egyptian Pesedjet are easy to understand. The Trinity-Fractal comes back in modern Physics as the Triangel of Pascal.  In Ancient China the Triangel of Pascal was called the Wei Chi. The Wei Chi was used to play the Game of GO.

In 1275 Raymond Lull designed a tool to Classify and Generate all the Knowledge of the Universe based on a Set of  Nine (3×3) Concepts.  His invention was described in his book Ars Magna (“The Ultimate General Art”).

Ramon Llull
Raymond Lull.
Llulls machine

Lull’s logic machine consisted of a stack of concentric disks mounted on an axis where they could rotate independently. The disks, made of card stock, wood, or metal, were progressively larger from top to bottom. As many as 16 words or symbols were visible on each disk. By rotating the disks, random statements were generated from the alignment of words. Lull’s most ambitious device held 14 disks.

The disk contained the Nine most important (Christian) Concepts of the Universe:  Bonitas (Goodness), Magnitudo (Greatness), Eternitas (Eternity), Potestas (Power), Sapientia (Wisdom), Voluntas (Will), Virtus (Virtue), Veritas (Truth), and Gloria (Glory).

Lull’s fame as a Mystic spread throughout Europe during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Centuries later, the German

mathematician Leibniz acknowledged the importance of Lull’s Machine.

The idea for the machine came to Lull in a Mystical Vision that appeared to him after a period of fasting and contemplation. In reality, Lull may owe his Divine Inspiration to the Magi. They used a Device called the Zairja, an Idea Generator that used the 28 letters of the Arabic alphabet to represent the 28 Categories of Thought in Arab Philosophy.

In 1516 Thomas Moore published his book Utopia, a description of an Ideal State. Much later Tommaso Campanella (The City of the Sun), Francis Bacon (The New Atlantis) and Johannes Valentinus Andreae (Description of the Republic of Christianopolis) wrote comparable books. The books were based on Plato’s Republic. All of the books contained Architectual Designs based on Ancient Geometries.

 

Civitas Veri, or City of Truth by Bartolomeo Del Bene
The map of Utopia contains the model of Atlantis.

Around 1300 Wealthy and Powerfull Merchants (de Medici) in Italy regained interest in the Ancient Knowledge of the Egyptians, the Arab, the Greek and the Romans. This knowledge was almost completely destroyed by the Church of Rome.

Scientists, Poets and Artists (Petraca, Dante, Boccaccio) visited Byzantium and discovered ancient manuscripts written in Greek and Latin.  Greek scholars were encouraged to come from Byzantium to Italy. Byzantium and Europe was ransacked for copies of the long unused Latin classics and copyists multiplied them.

Libraries were founded, and schools for the study of both Greek and Latin in their classic forms were opened at Rome, Mautua, Verona, and many other towns. After the fall of Constantinople in 1453 the proces gained a further impetus because of a number of Greek humanists who moved from Byzantium to Italy.

In 1462 the Platonic Academy was opened in Florence under the patronage of Florentine Duke Cosimo de’ Medici. Its leader became Marcilio Ficino.

Around 1463 Cosimo de’ Medici commissioned Marsilio Ficino to translate a book called the Pimander with high priority  into Latin from a Greek manuscript brought from Macedonia. This book contained the Corpus Hermeticum that was attributed to Hermes Trismegistus.

Thot.

Hermes Trismegistus “Thrice-Wise“was named Thoth or Djehuti in Ancient Egypt. The Djed of Djehuti represents the Power of the Snake (the Kundalini) in the Spinal Column. Thoth was the Scribe of the Gods, the inventor of writing, and was usually depicted in hieroglyphics with the head of an Ibis Bird. This head of the IBIS carried the Moon, the Planet of the Mother God, The Night and of Magic.

At that time Scientists believed that the Older the Truth the Bettter. They believed there was once a Golden Age in which the Eternal Truth was known. From that time on History was in a Downfall until the time of the Resurrection.

Marsilio Fucino dated Hermes Trismegistus “long before the sages and philosophers of Greece, but yet after Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph“. His dating of the Corpus “proved” that the writings of Hermes contained the Primal Source of Wisdom.

In 1945 Coptic fragments of the Corpus Hermeticum together with many other Gnostic Writings were found at Nag Hammadi, Egypt.

At this moment we know that the Corpus Hermeticus just like the Emerald Tablet ,another text dedicated to Hermes, was written in Alexandria around 200 BC.

Alexandria, created by Alexander the Great, was the place where the Ancient Knowledge of Heliopolis ,the City of the Sun, was stored in its immense libraries after its destruction. A part of this library was later moved to Byzantium, the Center of the East when the library of Alexandria was destructed.

The most important message of Hermes is that the Physical World is the Manifestation of the Spiritual World. This is summarized in the Hermetic adage “As above, so below.” At this moment we would name the concept of “As Above, So Below” a Self-Reference or a Fractal.  The old Scientists knew that one Concept returned on every Level of Our Inside and Outside Reality.

The Corpus Hermeticus provided a seminal force in the development of Renaissance thought and culture. After the Dark Middle Ages, controlled by the Rule System of the Church of Rome, the Scientists started to do their Own Research and  Thinking.

The Cycle of Culture moved from the Stage of Order to the Stage of Imagination.

GIORDANO BRUNO NELLA STORIA DELLA CULTURA
Gordiano Bruno

One of these Scientists was Giordano Bruno. Bruno was born in 1548. At the age of 17, he entered the Dominican Order, was trained in the Liberal Arts of that time  and became an ordained priest in 1572 at age 24. During his time in Naples he became known for his skill with the Art of Memory and on one occasion traveled to Rome to demonstrate his System before Pope Pius V and Cardinal Rebiba.

The Art of Memory belonged to the rhetoric tradition as a technique which enabled the orator to deliver long speeches from memory with unfailing accuracy.

At that time people had to Learn a lot of information by Heart. To do this they used a Mnemonic System called a Memory Palace. The memory images were linked with visualized locations that could be found in architecture, books, sculpture and painting, which were seen by practitioners of the Art of Memory as Externalizations of Internal Memory.

Artists used the Images that were part of the Memory Palace as a reference. The Images were linked with Universal Concepts. In the time of Middle Ages and the Renaissance people knew the Meaning of every Image that was used. Geometric Structures, Paintings, Poems and Buildings were carriers of many Levels of Meaning. Some of these levels were only known by the Inner Circle of Ancient Secret Societies.

In the old days the Inside World was seen as the most important place to Explore. The Outside was nothing but a Projection of the Inside.

Examples of Ancient Memory Palaces are Ancient Egypt, the City of Meru (Sri Yantra), the City of Heliopolis, the Babylonian Ziggurat, the Egyptian Pyramid, The Temple of Solomon,  and the most important Memory Palace,  the Zodiac. In the Middle Ages Cathedrals (Chartres), Palaces (Alhambra) and Temples (Taj Mahal) were designed and used as Memory Palaces.

“Some place is chosen of the largest possible extent and characterised by the utmost possible variety, such as a space house divided into a number of rooms. Everything of note therein is carefully committed to the memory…The next step is to distinguish something [to be remembered] by some particular symbol which will serve to jog the memory…. These symbols are then arranged as follows. The first thought is placed, as it were, in the forecourt; the second, let us say, in the living-room; the remainder are placed in due order all round… and entrusted not merely to bedrooms and parlours, but even to the care of statues and the like. This done, as soon as the memory of the facts requires to be revived, all these places are visited in turn and the various deposits are demanded from their custodians, as the sight of each recalls the respective details” (Quintilian Institutio Oratoria, Book XI).

The Art of Memory was a very important Art because Manuscripts were very rare and the use of Manuscripts and Symbols was seen as the major cause of the detoriation of society. Books produced “fake” scientists who are not wise but only appear to be wise.

For this invention will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn to use it, because they will not practise their memory. Their trust in writing, produced by external characters which are not part of themselves, will discourage the use of their own memory within them. You have invented an elixir not of memory but of reminding; and you offer your pupils the appearance of wisdom, not true wisdom, for they will read many things without instruction and will therefore seem to know many things, when they are for the most part ignorant and hard to get along with, since they are not wise, but only appear wise” (Plato, Phaedrus).

Giulio Camillo was one of the most famous men of the 16th century. With a commission of 1200 ducats from the King of France, Francois I, he created a theatre that contained divine powers: whoever entered the theatre would emerge with a complete memory of all the knowledge that had ever existed. The design of his theatre is described in his book L’idea del teatro written in 1554, the last year of his life. The theatre consisted of Seven Levels and contained the complete Knowledge of the Corpus Hermeticum.

Following the order of the creation of the world, we shall place on the first levels the more natural things…those we can imagine to have been created before all other things by divine decree. Then we shall arrange from level to level those that followed after, in such a way that in the seventh, that is, the last and highest level shall sit all the arts… not by reason of unworthiness, but by reason of chronology, since these were the last to have been found by men” (Guilio Camillo).

At the time of Gordiano Bruno Copernicus detected that the Sun was the Center of our Planetary System. His discovery was in conflict with the Theories that were educated at the Universities that were controlled by the Church of Rome.

Gordiano Bruno saw that the new theories were in line with the teachings of the Corpus Hermeticum in which the Sun (of Heliopolis) was in the Center. Bruno started to Fuse the Knowlegde of the Corpus Hermeticum with his already highly advanced Memory System.

At that time the power of the Church of Rome was going down rapidly. Europe was divided by religious wars between Catholics and Protestants. The merchants, bankers and artisans of Europe’s largest cities and towns resented the fact that local bishops of the Church controlled all of their commercial and economic activities.

Priests married and then took mistresses, holy offices were bought and sold for the highest price, incompetence among the clergy became the rule, the congregation of more and more people in towns and cities perhaps exposed the amorality and immorality of the clergy.

Gordiano Bruno believed he had to create a new Religion based on the Ancient foundation of Religion he found in Egypt.

Gordiano was a free-thinker and he never stopped expressing his own believes. When he learned that an indictment was being prepared against him in Naples he fled the convent and started to travel Europe.  He visited the French King Henry III, the English Queen Elizabeth, Wittenburg , the Center of the Protestant Movement, the city of Prague and Emperor Rudolf II.

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John Dee.

At every place he came he started to educate the others in his Expanding (forbidden) Vision of the Infinite Universe. At every place his free-thinking brought him into a conflict and he had to move on.

In 1592 he was lured to Venice, arrested by the Inquisition and transported to Rome. In 1600 he was convicted and publicly burned at the Campo de’ Fiori in Rome. In 1889 a Statue was erected at the place of his execution.

There is no evidence that Giordiano Bruno met John Dee when he was in England but he was in contact with the most important people that were part of the “Hermetic Circle” of John Dee. There is a lot of evidence that Bruno was the creator of the Rosicrusians.

Bruno’s books on the Art of Memory were in reality Courses in the Solar Magic taught by Hermes Trismegistus.

Bruno knew that the most important tools of the Magician are the Power of his Imagination and the Connection with the Major Powers in the Hierarchy in the Heavens, the ArchAngels and the Demiurg, the Creator of the Matrix.

The System of Bruno was created to make is possible to generate powerfull images and Magical Rituals to make the Right Connection (Bonding) with the Major Creators of the Universe we live in.

There are three gates through which the hunter of souls (the Magician) ventures to bind: vision,  hearing and mind or imagination. If it happens that someone passes through all three of these gates, he binds most powerfully and ties down most tightly.” “He who enters through the gate of hearing is armed with his voice and with speech, the son of voice. He who enters through the gate of vision is armed with suitable forms, gestures, motions and figures. He who enters through the gate of the imagination, mind and reason is armed with customs and the arts.” (Giordano Bruno, Theses de Magia, Vol. LVI).

Robert Fludd was born in England in 1574,  thirty years after Giordano Bruno was born. Between 1598 and 1604, Fludd studied the Liberal Arts on the European mainland. Robert Fludd was one of the last Hermetic Scientists of the Renaissance. In his life he tried to describe everything that was known until that day. Robert Fludd was a Rosicrucian.

One of his products is a Musical Memory Palace and a Memory Theatre, the Globe, that was used by Lord Chamberlain’s company to which Shakespeare belonged. In the view of Fludd a theatrical play was a Projection of a part of a Memory Palace.  The Theatre was a tool to educate the Elite (and the Masses) into the Hermetic Whole.

Robert Fludd, The Temple of Music

The work of Bruno and Fludd was taken over by many other Scientists but the relationship between the Art of Memory and Magic slowly faded away.

At the end of the Renaissance Reason, Logic, became much more important than the Seven Liberal Arts.  The Scientists of the Age of Enlightment wanted to get rid of the Delusions of the Imagination. The only thing that counted were Facts observed by the Senses.

Leibniz (1646-1716) was one of the exceptions. He was an Old Fashioned Renaissance Magician and believed in the Harmony of the Spheres. He invented many theories that proved his Point of View and are now proven to be Right.

He believed that scholarship or “perfect knowledge of the principle of all sciences and the art of applying them ” could be divided into three equally important parts : the Art of Reasoning, the Art of Inventing (Combinatorics) and the Art of Memory and the Imagination (Magic). He even wrote an unpublished manuscript about the Art of Memory.

Leibniz got into a big conflict with Newton about the Role of the Imagination and Scientific Discovery in Society. Afther his death Newton and his Protectors, the Medici of Florence, started an effective campaign to prove that Newton was the inventor of the Theories of Leibniz. This is the reason why Newton became the major Scientist of his time.

After the Renaissance, the Stage of the Imagination, the Cycle of Culture moved to the Stage of the Emotions, the Time of the French Revolution. The Old Social Structures of Europe started their big Transformation.

Around 1740 the Industrial Revolution started in England and the Theories of Newton, Descartes and Kant about the Cold Mechanical Reasoner without Feeling and Imagination took the Lead. The ultimate products of the Industrial Revolution, the Computer and the related Factory-Model are now the Leading Paradigm.

The link between the Machine that Controls and Generates our Universe (the Yantra), the Ideas/Concepts that govern our Universe and the related mostly Astronomical Symbols is now completely lost.

Almost nobody is able to understand and value the Ancient Knowledge of Heliopolis that Scientists like Gordiano Bruno and Robert Fludd were trying to reconstruct during the Renaissance.

The Medici and their Successors, the Big Bankers and Merchants, finally succeeded in the Destruction of the Imagination and the Emotions.

Starting 1950 the Cycle is moving into a new Renaissance.

After the Invention of Quantum Mechanics (inspired by Robert Fludd) it becomes clearer and clearer that The Imagination is the Major Power that Creates and Sustains our Universe.

The Ideas of Bruno, Fludd, Plato, the Corpus Hermeticum and the Ancient Knowledge of Heliopolis are coming Back.

One of the most interesting scientists of the Art of Memory is Alan Turing. He constructed a very simple machine now called a Turing Machine that contained a Memory and a Writing Device that could move backwards and forwards. With the help of this simple Device Turing was able to solve many Mathematical Problems. At the end of his Life just before he committed suicide he started to research Morphology, the Science of the Forms.

What to Do?

The Current University System is highly fragmented. It needs a general principle to Unite all the now diverging Subjects of Investigation. The complexity of our Science is enormous. The link between Science, Art and Religion is gone.  We are in the same state as the World was at the end of the Middle Ages.

Perhaps we could introduce the Memory Palace again. It would certainly help to improve the Memory of the Students who are now Copying and Pasting the Internet.

Why the Merger of ABN AMRO and Fortis will Fail (Part 2 Culture) if They Don’t Apply The Lessons Learned

In the first blog about the merger of ABN AMRO and Fortis I tried to show that the integration of the technical infrastructure of both banks will be very difficult. In this blog I want to talk about a much more important issue called Culture.

When the merger of ABN and AMRO was starting I was part of a management development course. The person behind the course was a very wise person. He told us what would happen the next years and he was right.

What he explained was that ABN was a very old bank that came out of a very long history. ABN was more or less the succeeder of the Dutch Trading Company VOC that was founded in 1602.

ABN was a deal-making bank. The culture of “deal-making” was very visible in everything we were doing. This was the reason why I could talk and “make a deal” with a senior manager at every level without any problem.

AMRO (Amsterdam Rotterdam Bank) has its history in the big harbors of Rotterdam and Amsterdam. It supported the people who were transporting cargo all over the world. The culture of AMRO was dominated by the Amsterdam culture. The culture of Amsterdam is one of the most difficult cultures to handle. People are always “playing games” and some of them are “dirty” or better “clever games” (practical jokes). Let’s call this culture “political” because politics is the game people of Amsterdam play the best. The political game is hidden behind the façade of the hierarchy.

The very wise person told us that the political game of the AMRO would finally kill the deal-making culture of ABN. This is what sadly enough really happened. It was the main reason why I left ABN AMRO. Many people were playing the finite game. They wanted to win and when you win there are always loosers and losses.

So to make it very clear what Fortis is buying is AMRO and not ABN. The ABN-part (deal making) was preserved in the International Network (bought by Santander) and Corporate Finance (bought by Royal Bank of Scotland). In my opinion Santander has  made the best deal!

The merger will only be a success when the Fortis-culture is able to cope with the “political (Amsterdam) culture” of ABN AMRO.

The Fortis culture is a combination of two Insurance Companies (Belgian and Dutch) and a bank VSB (Verenigde Spaarbanken) that originated out of a Cooperation (just like RABO). A insurance culture, a cooperative culture and a Belgian culture fit. At this moment Fortis can be best seen as a “Belgian Bank”.

Before the merger with ABN AMRO tried to merge with a big Belgian bank. This merger failed. The “Amsterdam culture” and the “Belgian” culture are completely opposite cultures. Belgians play the game of socializing. Everything happens behind closed doors and is arranged in restaurants. Belgian people enjoy food and wine. People in Amsterdam are also making fun but they make fun of each other.

Now let us have a look at what Fortis is really buying.

ABN and AMRO started to operate on the Retail market when the Dutch Companies around 1960 decided to pay the salary of their employees by a bank account. Before that time the employees were paid in cash. Both banks were more or less forced to move into the consumer market. Before that time both banks had really nothing to do with consumers. Consumers (Poor people) were served by the Postal Bank (now ING) and Cooperative banks like VSB.

Because “Consumer banking” was not part of the “essence” of ABN and AMRO were never (!) able to serve those customers. This is still the case. The Services of ABN AMRO are constantly valuated by their clients on the lowest level possible.

What Fortis buying is a part of ABN AMRO that is of a very different culture, operating with a very low service-level and supported by a very complicated technical infrastructure. Many customers of ABN AMRO are already very frustrated. They are not stupid and they know that the merger will not help to improve the service-level. The only thing that is stopping them is the burden of moving their accounts and the extreme low service-level of the competitors on the Dutch Market (ING is has moved to the first place in non-performing, ABN AMRO is now second).