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Former US president Barack Obama and his family arrived on Friday evening in southern France for a week's vacation near Avignon, the Provencal city that was home to the pope in the 14th century
A recurring theme in Exegesis is Dick's hypothesis that history had been stopped in the first century AD, and that "the Empire never ended". He saw Rome as the pinnacle of materialism and despotism, which, after forcing the Gnostics underground, had kept the population of Earth enslaved to worldly possessions. Dick believed that VALIS had communicated with him, and anonymously others, to induce the impeachment of U.S. President Richard Nixon, whom Dick believed to be the current Emperor of Rome incarnate.
The Avignon Papacy was the period from 1309 to 1376 during which seven successive popes resided in Avignon (then in the Kingdom of Arles, part of the Holy Roman Empire, now in France) rather than in Rome. The situation arose from the conflict between the papacy and the French crown, culminating in the death of Pope Boniface VIII after his arrest and maltreatment by Philip IV of France. Following the further death of Pope Benedict XI, Philip forced a deadlocked conclave to elect the French Clement V as Pope in 1305. Clement refused to move to Rome, and in 1309, he moved his court to the papal enclave at Avignon, where it remained for the next 67 years. This absence from Rome is sometimes referred to as the "Babylonian Captivity of the Papacy".
In 1305, the new Pope Clement V, based in Avignon, France, sent letters to both the Templar Grand Master Jacques de Molay and the Hospitaller Grand Master Fulk de Villaret to discuss the possibility of merging the two orders.
At dawn on Friday, 13 October 1307 (a date sometimes linked with the origin of the Friday the 13th superstition) King Philip IV ordered de Molay and scores of other French Templars to be simultaneously arrested.
Relenting to Phillip's demands, Pope Clement then issued the papal bull Pastoralis praeeminentiae on 22 November 1307, which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all Templars and seize their assets.
As for the leaders of the order, the elderly Grand Master Jacques de Molay, who had confessed under torture, retracted his confession.
sentenced to burn alive at the stake in Paris on 18 March 1314. De Molay reportedly remained defiant to the end, asking to be tied in such a way that he could face the Notre Dame Cathedral and hold his hands together in prayer.
originally posted by: imthegoat
Hes not "in" Cuba, hes on his "freedom vessel" out at sea.
Yesterday -- I had to mud wrestle the corrupt head of Bahamian Police. My boat caught fire. I am unwillingly in Cuba and the US Government is stalking me.
the chief high priest of the College of Pontiffs (Collegium Pontificum) in ancient Rome. This was the most important position in the ancient Roman religion, open only to patricians until 254 BC, when a plebeian first occupied this post. A distinctly religious office under the early Roman Republic, it gradually became politicized until, beginning with Augustus, it was subsumed into the Imperial office.
Sur le Pont d'Avignon, L'on y danse, l'on y danse, Sur le Pont d'Avignon, L'on y danse tous en rond.
(On the bridge of Avignon, We're all dancing, we're all dancing, On the bridge of Avignon, We're all dancing round and round.)
In 1995, the surviving arches of the bridge, together with the Palais des Papes and Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Doms were classified as a World Heritage Site.
originally posted by: EndtheMadnessNow
originally posted by: MetalThunder
a reply to: steaming
Brother, it is going to come down to unity..... United we stand ( Q theme) ...divided we fall (deepstate plan)
Community is going to mean something again. And it won't be online... The internet is the great deception..
What? No, C'mon say it isn't so.
But, yea, ain't that the truth.
A silent war, being fought over the conscience AND consciousness of Americans. The graphic below illustrates how this war is/may being fought.
Casting Chaos Magick spells on us all.
originally posted by: RelSciHistItSufi
a reply to: EndtheMadnessNow
EMN, re Lockhead, note that it is also another hint/link to EA because the E has been replaced with an A.
Possibly a reference to chat rooms in EA games?