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Historia – är det sanning?/ History – is it the truth?

Historia – är det sanning?/ History – is it the truth?

Svenska reflektioner:

Historia. Hur mycket sanning finns det i historien, egentligen?

Det är intressant att se hur olika historien ser ut beroende av var man bor och går i skola. Vi är många som älskar historia. Men det blir ännu mer spännande när vi också ser att det är inte bara en historia – Story – men också hans historia (His-story). Männen inte bara skrev ner historien – de tog också bort och raderade många kvinnor ur historien. I dessa tider börjar bland annat fler och fler Egyptiska “drottningar” grävas fram ur historien – bokstavligt och symboliskt.

Vinnarnas historia

Det är också vinnarnas historia som skrivs ner. Tora som är gift med en dansk och bor i Danmark har förundrats över hur lite danskarna vet om “det stora eventet” – freden i Roskilde. Det är inte en del av historien som danskarna lär mycket om i skolan. Men i Sverige blev det inpräntat om och om igen – i alla fall på våra skolor på 1970-80 talet.

När man sitter med en dansk och en svensk historiebok är det som att läsa om skilda världar. Kanske är det då inte så konstigt att det finns så mycket konflikter, rasism och oenigheter mellan oss människor. Vår historia, som vi har fått höra är sanning, är olika i olika länder.

Kulturell historia

Ta invandrare som kommer till Sverige. De har ofta fått lära sig att i Sverige finns guld och gröna skogar som de får fri tillgång till. Tja, gröna skogar finns det, men kanske inte lika mycket guld? De har lärt att om du flyttar till Sverige får det både ditten och datten. Är det då konstigt att de har förväntningar om att få det?

Öppen historia

Om vi vill ha fred på jorden – där historia handlar både om män, kvinnor och barn från och om alla kulturer och perspektiv – kanske vi också ska vara öppna för att lyssna på varandras historier. Vad har vi lärt? Och om det är olika information om det vi lärt – kan det då vara sant? Vad är sant?

Och det gäller också omkring hela corona plandemin. I det ögonblick någon är oenig med din historia blir du attackerad, påhoppad och “utskammad.” Är det så vi vill att vår värld ska se ut? Kanske vi borde tänka lite längre innan vi hoppar på någon verbalt eller t.o.m. fysiskt. Behandla andra som du själv vill bli behandlad.

Det är alltså inte rocket science det här. Det är logik och sunt förnuft. Men sunt förnuft är något som verkar har försvunnit ur historien. Nu får vi ta ansvar för våra handlingar och skapa en historia vi kan vara stolta över!

Du kan läsa Pam Lobs historia om sanningen av historien här nedan!

Be Unfuckwithable,

Tora och Ulrika

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History – is it the truth?

History is a story of the past whether it is 1 minute or 1 million years ago. Today 20th January 2021 will always be remembered in history as the inauguration of the 46th President of the the United States Joe Biden. Will he be the last ever president of the USA? Who knows at this point. What we do know is the present system is not working.

I’ve always loved history. Finding out about how people lived and what happened in the past. I’ve spent many happy hours exploring old castles, monuments, stately homes and thanks to some great museums how the everyday man and women lived. I’ve often been left with a list of unanswered questions.

What was life really like?
What roles did the women play?
Is this really what happened?

My story

I was 17 before I visited anywhere outside of Great Britain. It was brilliant to see some of the great chateaus, monasteries and Cathedrals of France, but all the information you get is condensed into a small booklet or an A4 laminated sheet. Again more questions!

Since then travel has been a big part of my life and I’ve walked many miles exploring foreign cities, getting away from the tourist hotspots to get a better feel for the cultures, the people and their everyday lives.

 

I now have the pleasure of friends around the world and get to work on a daily basis with the international Wholyland Council. What has become incredibly obvious is the very different versions of history and events happening right now that we each have. It really makes you question the main stream narrative and encourages a deeper dive into what is the truth.

Down the rabbit hole

This search has certainly led me down the rabbit hole and what I’m seeing is not pleasant but does feel closer to the truth. I’ve always had a strong intuition and have often had a knowing to avoid something or to do more research. My research this year has explained many of my reactions over the years. If you want a future where you are sovereign and free you first need to understand why we are not and look beyond what the main stream media is telling us.

 

 

I was lucky to have an enlightened English teacher who got us to read about the same event in different newspapers. Where they really the same event? As a nurse I often knew in detail about a shooting, a road accident, the riots of the early eighties. But what I was reading or hearing on the news had some facts and grains of truth but could have been about a totally different event as so much was fabricated. This has meant I’ve always had a healthy scepticism about news and history.

“As all human beings are ruled by their emotions, opinions, and political and religious affiliations, subsequently all history is comprised of as much opinion as fact and, in many cases, has been entirely fabricated for the furthering of the author’s personal ambitions or secret agenda.“ Kathleen McGowan

History is not what happened.

History is what was written down.
The news is what you are being told from the perspective of the people producing the program or newspaper.

We think of the people of the past living a simple existence with much less knowledge and know how than what we have today. But this is not totally true. In some ways they were more advanced than the majority of us are today. The powers that be which includes the church, governments, large corporations and a few individuals have suppressed, hijacked and manipulated the truth to meet their own ends. There has been/is a war on perception to limit our possibilities and to keep us controlled.  Then we can add in tradition which has always won over truth.

Isn’t it about time that we lived by the truth, with compassion and love for each other?

For some reason, lost in the annals of time women and feminine principles were squashed or hidden. Many ancient civilisations were led by women, but as the power of Rome grew around the time of Christ, patriarchy was to become the norm. May be because a group of men were threatened by and feared the incredible power women can hold. They are dependent on us in so many ways, yet they felt it essential to dim the female spark.

Womens role

Women belonged first to their father and then their husband. The only other options were to become a nun, a prostitute or servant. If they didn’t obey they were subjected to hideous crimes. Very few women learnt to read and write, it was felt unnecessary. Therefore most of history was written by men and therefore contains very little about women, except as wives as in the stories of Henry VIII six wives. One of the few exceptions is Queen Elizabeth I, but she ruled as if she was a man. The same is true of women today who have finally made it into the hallowed halls of Government and business. There is very little sign of their feminine essence.

 

It has been the scourge of humanity for too long, to damage a woman’s name in order to diminish her.  Powerful women have always threatened weak-willed men. One woman who stood up to the might of the Romans and their evil rhetoric against her was Boudicca, a British Celtic Queen. She rode out to battle carrying a banner saying “The Truth Against the World”.

Who is the enemy?

For thousands of years if you didn’t agree with the narrative of those in power be it the government or the church, war or persecution was/is declared against the so called enemy. We can all remember such events even in our own lifetime.

People are also persecuted for their individual belief or actions, especially if others don’t understand it. The most famous is Jesus, but thousands if not millions have met an early death labeled as a ‘witch’. I’ve certainly met an untimely demise in several lifetimes because of my healing abilities.

Todays persecution

This persecution of healers is still going on today. If anything right now it’s increasing. Social media censorship is shutting down anything that does not match the narrow pharmaceutical version of health care. This is certainly not ‘health care’ and today I would barely even call it ‘sick care’. As many are dying needlessly as they only have access to the approved medicines and procedures.

Yet simple vitamin supplements, un pattented medicines and good nutrition could make a huge difference. But they don’t make a profit so are banned. We are also banned from sharing how you can boost your own health. I and many colleagues have had natural healing information removed. Even worse there are an alarming number of holistic and naturopathic doctors who have died in suspicious circumstances.

What do you want your grandchildren to read in the history books of the future about this time we are living right now?

At the moment if we don’t make a stand for sovereignty and freedom the future looks very much like George Orwell described in 1984. He simply got the date wrong!

Is this the future you want?

If not come and join us in Wholyland where we explore what it means to be sovereign and free. Together we can co-create the future where we can all be in wholeness so that we and the world can thrive.

Enjoy in joy
Pam Lob
on behalf of the Wholyland Council

Kvinnor i Hans Historia/ The Feminine Presence in His-Story

Kvinnor i Hans Historia/ The Feminine Presence in His-Story

Svenska Reflektioner

Vi har pratat mycket om kvinnans roll genom tiderna i boken Holy F*ck and Sacred Water. Det som blir tydligt är hur kyrkan och de styrande männen inte bara skrivit vår historia – men också hur de utskrivit kvinnorna och deras kraft ur historien. Munkar tog bort alla kvinnor när de skulle skriva ner en händelse, då de inte trodde kvinnor hade en själ. Va! Hur sjukt är inte det?

Kvinnor har setts som mäns ägodelar i tusentals av år, och det skiljer sig lite från kultur till kultur, men även i Sverige och västvärlden ges en kvinna bort av sin far i bröllopscermonier. Vi tänker oftast inte över vilken betydelse denna slags cermonier har, utan fokuserar nog mer på att det ser så romantiskt och fint ut på film… Och självklart har alla rätt till att välja att ha sin pappa gå med uppför kyrkogången och symboliskt ges bort till sin man. Om det är ett medvetet val att göra det. Men är det ett medvetet val, eller en del av filmens makt att upprätthålla alla destruktiva program så vi ska tro att saker är “normala”? Vilka konsekvenser har det i våra liv? Vilken betydelse har det för jämställdheten?

Kvinnor genom tiderna

Karen, Wholylands egen arkeolog och power kvinna har skrivit en fin artikel om kvinnors roll i olika kulturer genom historien. Du kan njuta av den här.

Kom ihåg, det handlar aldrig om kvinnor mot män i dessa diskussioner. Det handlar om att skapa balans och harmoni mellan kön. Varför tror vi som vi gör? Varför lever vi som vi gör? Vill vi skapa förändring måste vi också våga se på där det är obalans. Det omedvetna blir medvetet genom att våga se på saker med nya perspektiv.

Så läs Karens artikel och se på historien med nya ögon.

Be Unfuckwithable,

Ullis och Tora

 

Anchor Wat art
Temple art from Anchor Wat, Cambodia

 

The Feminine Presence in His-Story

The in-between existence of the feminine presence attributed within the male dominant aspect of His-story, is also a place where the roles of wife, mother, sister and daughter hold the potential of immense value and power of a cultural significance.

Despite the ambiguous in-between situation of women and men within society, the power of the feminine presence is never far from the surface in any cultural timeline attributed to His-story whether oppressed or admired.

The Role of Women in His-story

Global trends in archaeology theory clearly demonstrate the importance of the role of women in His-story. 

However

  • Long have women been neglected.

The important factors that tend to underpin the neglect of women

Have been

  • Male dominance

And 

  • Lack of theoretical frameworks that explicitly seek to identify women.

Today there is a recognition that women make up half of the population which leads us also to ask….

  • Where were the Women in His-story

Looking Pretty?!!

 

 

In order to overcome the problem of finding the visibility and voice of women in His-story, I have chosen to investigate societies located across the landscape but are still culturally linked.  If we can disarticulate activities across space and attribute gender to the activities, then we can identify the role of women within the framework of His-story.

Where were the Women?

In order to identify the role of women within the landscape perhaps the right question to ask would be;  “ Únder what circumstances were aspects of women roles expressed within the cultural landscape, where and by whom.”

  • Can we ascribe activities to specific places on the cultural landscape.
  • Can we ascribe cultural activities to different gendered groups .
  • Can we see woman in the archeology of antiquity.

In order to identify gender through material culture it is necessary to draw on a range of evidence from not only the archaeological record but also the oral based His-stories and ethnographic studies which were for the most part dominated and viewed through the lens of a male perspective based on His-story.

Finding the Visibility and Voice

The ethnographic literature tells a story of the roles men and women were ascribed within each culture based society.  In order to find the visibility and voice of women I first needed to look closely within the largely dominant male perspective often exclusively ascribed within the notion of His-story.  Within the island culture I explored the trading systems of exchange, and used the case study of the Motu Hiri system of trade and exchange the following could be identified:

  • The women alone produced up to 10,000 clay pots per season
  • The men built fleets of lagatoi trading vessels specifically for the women in order to transport and trade the clay pots

The Lagatoi has been always considered a male dominant cultural aspect, and nowhere in the literature are women mentioned. The trading systems are known to be a male dominated version of His-story starting 400-700 years ago.   However, there is evidence to suggest that in both cases identifiable aspects of women have penetrated male domains connecting females to the male space of the lagatoi voyages of the hiri system.  Furthermore, In both cases female tradition is being passed down from mother to daughter.

Secret Women’s Business

  • Women and young girls had tattoos inscribed on their bodies, linking them directly to the hiri trading system.
  • These specific lagatoi markings identified each long distance ocean voyage undertaken by their fathers or husbands, and therefore connected them intimately to the hiri trading system.

Within the tradition of secret women’s business it can be found that the Motu women’s feminine presence on board the lagatoi linked them directly to the exclusive space of men.  It has been suggested in the oral tradition of secret women’s business that women did partake in these voyages.  Although, there is visual representation of women dancing on board the lagatoi,   I have found no written evidence of women sailing on the lagatoi in the literature of His-story.

The Visibility of Womanness in Society

The visibility of women within the His-story of the cultural landscape can be demonstrated by identifying that women in society possess a significant sense of womanness.  The problem with the visibility of women in His-story is directly due to a western ethnographic bias preventing the activities of women from becoming visible.   However, the power and the prestige of women throughout many cultural landscapes, whether based in antiquity or modern society, is demonstrated through the actual participation in exchange.

The womanness of the Feminine presence in ancient Antiquity was never far from the surface at any time in the His-story of the Roman Empire.  As demonstrated within the Motu Hiri trading systems of exchange, the visibility of women within the Roman Empire can also be identified when viewed through the representation of the everyday life of real women within the framework of His-story.

His-story written in the literature of Roman Antiquity

Another aspect of the Feminine presence captured within the everyday life of Ancient antiquity has often been recorded throughout the centuries and viewed within representations of art and literature, such as poems, biographies and the politics of every day law, composed and viewed exclusively from the elite male perspective of His-Story.

Seldom have women been represented in scholarly literature in any other aspect than symbols of moral virtue and wifely importance, this limited view has perhaps neglected an aspect of the feminine presence which represents the true nature of real women captured in the everyday life of His-story.

Graffiti inscriptions display various messages carved out on the walls of Pompeii, most attesting to the feminine presence alive and present in all aspects of daily life during the Augustan era, from the gladiators arena to the bars and streets frequented by the daughters of virtue and pleasure there are signs left behind, other dialogue suggests the love affairs of men and women despite the emperor Augustus making them illegal in 27 B.C.

The Mistress, The Courtesan

Within the ancient world of His-story, the space between the boundaries of the feminine presence lie traces of power and pleasure, perceived within all aspects of the everyday lives of women with feminine influence.  The Roman Male gaze is often portrayed in various guises within satirical literature and interpreted in part as a form of gender control.  The Roman wife is perceived to be under the control of father, husband, or tutor; female slaves had no power against their masters; and prostitutes were considered totally insignificant to the everyday life of the elite male.

However, within the written record and material culture emerging from sites such as Pompeii, another perspective reveals the elite males anxieties and loss of control when confronted with the face of female freedom.  The Courtesan demonstrates a level of independence, freedom and control by the very nature of her role within society, thus her feminine presence holds more power and influence within the space of their interaction than the elite male of His-story.

The Vestal Virgin

Within the feminine cultural elaboration of the daughters role emerges the cult of Vesta otherwise known within the unique Feminine role as the Vestal Virgins.  The sexual status of these women seems to be directly linked to their sacred status where the image of purity is related to virginity.

The priestesses were under the influence of the pontiffs and had the important task of tending the sacred fire of the hearth, this responsibility was considered crucial to the welfare of the state if the fire was to go out then the virgin was flogged if a virgin was sexually involved an act considered polluting to the cult she was buried alive.

However, all was not grim as these virgins were selected daughters of elite families who were legally independent of the authority of the pater families; their service began between the ages of six and ten and lasted for thirty years with increased power and authority through age and seniority.

The Romans imported many Greek priestesses for Hellenistic cults, and the Egyptian mystery cult of Isis was also very popular within the Roman Empire.  Ancient Inscriptions identified twenty six priests of Isis with six of these priests being real women.  These women were of the elite and non-elite status with Frescoes found in Pompeii and Herculaneum depicting scenes of the feminine rites of Isis.

 

The Gladiator

Female Gladiators were a definite feminine presence across the Roman Empire whose participation involved both the elite and non-elite female. One inscription perceived to be from the second century AD., was discovered from a site located in Ostia known as the Halicarnassus relief.

The Everyday Life of Real Women

Within the broader aspect of the feminine presence lie the relationship between His-story and the rules of law allowed for the reconstruction of the everyday life of all real women who have passed through all His-story without ever having entered it.

From an everyday perspective, the feminine presence is never far from the surface. However, there remains a level of satirical exaggeration and female symbolism within both the His-story of ancient and modern civilizations which is often influenced within the narrative from a male perspective.

Aspects of everyday life during early century BC to first century AD, we find preserved in stone, clay pots and tattooed bodies, or images of graffiti conveying mixed messages of life representing all aspects of the everyday life of real women often hidden away from the bias of His-story.  These visual images are able to communicate the virtues of women through the feminine aspects of the warrior, the courtesan and prostitute, the daughter, the mother, the wife, the virgin and the lover all the feminine qualities of the real women carved within the space and place of everyday life in ancient and modern societies.

temple art from Anchor Wat

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Enjoy within joy

Karen Thornton / Author

On behalf of the Wholyland Council

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