Righteous Judges Rechtvaardige Rechters
The iconography of The Ghent Altarpiece has since a long time fascinated  researchers. When it was finished in 1432, the work of art became instantly the most famous in Europe. It was the first real oil painting. Oil had been utilized to tie shades to artistic creations since the Middle Ages, however Jan van Eyck was the first to exhibit the genuine capability of oils, which permit far greater subtlety...
EU flag
TIDBITS – some events can make one frown … There’s  an interesting article about the orchestration of the EU project, published in the Telegraph (2000). It reveals that the Euro-federalists are financed by US spy chiefs. Like one of the main characters of Maier files once said, there’s always more than meets the eye, you can’t trust anyone … Declassified American government archives demonstrate that the US intelligence community ran...
This book should be seen as a nuanced representation of the relationship between folklore studies and a socialist-totalitarian state, based on some of the significant issues in the history of folklore studies in the three countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, often referred to as “the Baltic countries.” This is not a complete and comprehensive history of folkloristics in the Baltic countries, nor is it an even representation of all. The central concern of this book is the international history […]...
Edmund Burke was born in Dublin on 12 January 1729, the son of a Protestant solicitor and a Catholic mother. He died on 9 July 1797. After becoming elected to the House of Commons, Burke was expected to take the oath of Allegiance and abjuration, the oath of supremacy, and declare against transubstantiation: no ‘Catholic’ has been known to have done so in the eighteenth century. Despite the fact that...
Bank run
Since it is quite impossible to understand the history of the twentieth century without some understanding of the role played by money in domestic affairs and in foreign affairs, as well as the role played by bankers in economic life and in political life, we must take a glance at each of these four subjects. – A quote from professor Carroll Quigley, (Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World In...
“Over Here!” The detectives were too tired to run, too cold. For two long days they had patrolled the banks near the Petrovsky Bridge. They waited and searched, saying little, occasionally jumping up and down for warmth and huddling around their braziers, watching divers searching among the river’s ice floes for the body. It had to be in the water: the bloodstains traced a grim path along the bridge, over the railing, and onto the snow below. A day passed […]...
German flying saucer
An interesting backstory, original text included … Rätsel um „Fliegende Untertassen” The flying saucers mystery ! In 1970, Hans von Gottberg wrote in his book ‘DAS GROSSE BUCH DER BUNDESWEHR‘, (The big book of the German Army) on page 258 the following: For years, the international community is captivated with the enigmatic so-called “flying saucers” or “UFOs”. In 1947, for the first time many silver flashing discs with rotating flames...
Red cross
In the midst of the thirteenth century, outlaw gangs and mercenaries roamed the lawless region between the Rhine and the Weser rivers in Westphalia, Germany. The free men and commoners created the Chivalrous Order of the Holy V(F)ehm. It was a secret vigilante society to guard themselves from those bandits and outlaws. At first, the resistance group had the approval of both the church and the Holy Roman emperor, however...
East India Company
In 1899 Alexander Del Mar stated in his book “Barbara Villiers or A history of Monetary Crimes”, this: FROM the remotest time to the seventeenth century of our era, the right to coin money and to regulate its value (by giving it denominations, a belief of worth) and by limiting or increasing the quantity of it in circulation, was the exclusive privilege of the State. In 1604, in the celebrated case of the Mixed Moneys,’ this privilege was affirmed under […]...
Sophists
TIDBITS The sophists were skeptics who doubted the possibility of attaining true knowledge of anything. They emphasized the practical application of rhetoric in civic and political life. Some claimed that they could teach both a thing and its opposite, simultaneously arguing both thesis and antithesis. One of the founders of sophism was Gorgias a Sicilian philosopher, orator, and rhetorician who settled in Athens where over his long life of 108...
Knights of malta
The secret about the Templars would not be if it had not been made to be by circles and powers who had and have an understandable interest – from their point of view – to keep the truth in obscurity.  Originally known as the Knights Hospitaller, the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta was founded in the 11th century in Jerusalem, where...
Minnesinger at court
The writer Aventinus stated that the Minne and the Minnesingers did not have anything to do with love and constant courting. Minne means “memories”. The sonnets render last honors to old lords, to the proud history of a folk and their secrets. In these songs one can find a hidden knowledge … Troubadours or Minnesingers such as Wolfram von Eschenbach proclaimed Sibilla a prophetess, a pythia of the Grâl and she dwelled inside a magical mountain. Apollo A pythia was […]...