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The second trend is a new political pattern in the creation of these institutions. To the surprise of many, as the US decided that institution-building beyond the realms of economy (trade, finance) and hard security (anti-terrorism, non-proliferation) was not in its interest and should be halted, other national and supranational actors joined forces to construct new institutions.
This construction continued unabated despite not only US opposition, but despite the reluctance of other powers like the BRIC countries and especially China. In the cockpit driving the continued trend, one can find what we call “Minervian powers”; in particular, an emergent European Union aiming to project a new common identity, a transforming Japan, and a Canada forcefully dedicated to multilateralism.
Under the label of Minervian powers, we refer to a group of advanced industrial democracies with significant economic and military clout, yet also a strong commitment to multilateralism and norm construction. With this conceptualization we go beyond Kagan (2003)’s dichotomy (“Europeans are from Venus, Americans are from Mars”). Minerva represents a group of like-minded states that support the creation of credible and binding institutions, possibly backed by a limited but creative use of force.
Andras is a Great Marquis of Hell, having under his command thirty legions of demons. He sows discord among people. According to the Goetia, Andras was a Grand Marquis of Hell, appearing with a winged angel's body and the head of an owl or raven, riding upon a strong black wolf and wielding a sharp and bright sword. He was also responsible for sowing discord, and commanded 30 infernal legions. He is the 63rd of the 72 spirits of Solomon. Andras was considered to be a highly dangerous demon, who could kill the conjuring magician and his assistants if precautions were not taken. The Dutch demonologist Johannes Wier, in his Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, says of Andras:
Since its a conspiracy-website, I choose to entertain the idea that the Owl is associated with evil and utilized by a secret cult that has been operating among the Elite.
originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: Skyfloating
Of course the elite associate themselves with various manifestations of moloch, because they walk the left handed path.
I have an owl statue on my front porch. It doesn’t mean im a luciferian.
Please don’t ever mention Trump and Twin Peaks in the same thread ever again. Mark Frost would be revolted by the misrepresentation of his creation.
originally posted by: Skyfloating
This is the book Hillary is holding.
Had she become president, she'd presumably disclose ET Contact (or what she assumed were ETs). Thats why Tom De Longe was corresponding with Podesta (according to Wikileaks).
Orbiting Jupiter: my week with Emmanuel Macron.
Half an hour of fine rhetoric leads up to the oratorical climax: “Look at the time that we are living in: it is the moment of which Hegel spoke, the moment when the owl of Minerva takes flight.” Macron doesn’t explain the metaphor; no doubt he overestimates his audience’s level of philosophical sophistication. Minerva is the goddess of wisdom, and the owl is her symbol; this owl, Hegel says, waits for night to fall before flying over the battlefield of history. In other words, philosophy can’t keep pace with events. “The owl of Minerva,” he continues, “provides wisdom but it continues to look back. It looks back because it is always so easy and so comforting to look at what we have, what we know, rather than at the unknown … ”
originally posted by: Skyfloating
According to this BBC Article Prince Harry and Meghan Markles "first royal duty" as a couple was to go see an Owl. The article doesnt even make sense, as if it were some kind of code language.
In many other cultures, owls represent wisdom and knowledge because their nocturnal vigilance is associated with that of the studious scholar or wise elder (Saunders 1995). According to one Christian tradition, owls represent the wisdom of Christ, which appeared amid the darkness of the unconverted (Saunders 1995).
The Owl is the archetypal symbol of watcher, observer, due to its enormous omnidirectional eyes, and ability to turn its head all the way around. Eyes are the apocryphal symbol of knowledge, as sight (like knowledge) brings awareness of the world.
Owls are Keepers of the Secret, because they are silent unless they want to be heard.