The Red Hibiscus: Anthology Preface Vol. 18
Sing, O muse, of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed.
(The Iliad, Homer)
Sensitivity to one’s environment and being able to feel violent emotion have often been viewed as a sign of divine or royal DNA. “The Princess and the Pea” is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a young woman whose royal identity is established by a test of her sensitivity. There is great hidden wisdom in the so called legends and fairy tales.
Born London and based in Paris since 1973, Jonathan Robin has generously shared his epic work with us for a number of editions. Achilles had a Little Heel — after Sarah Josepha HALE Mary Had a Little Lamb talks of a war that still influences us to day on a transtemporal level. Early Frankish kings (the Merovingians) claimed their descent from Troy and the Cimmerians who inhabited the Black Sea region of Southern Russia and Ukraine. Interestingly, the Rurikids of Russia used exactly the same symbols and insignia as the Merovingian dynasty which suggests a unity of blood and spirit. The Elven Holocaust as occult historian Nicholas de Vere called an attack on the Merovingian sorcerers by the Catholic Church failed to extinguish the bloodline. Catherine the Great (who descended from the Rurikid dynasty) is also linked to the Comte (Count) de St. Germain and colonization of the territories of Novorossiya along the coasts of the Black and Azov Seas. Dagobert may have gotten his revenge beyond the grave after all…
Why has the Black Sea been so important to esoteric bloodlines? This brings us back to Achilles. Snake Island is an island located in the Black Sea, near the Danube Delta. The island was sacred to the hero Achilles and had a temple of the hero with a statue inside. Solinus wrote that on the island there was a sacred shrine. According to Arrian in the temple there were many offerings to Achilles and Patroclus, Furthermore, people came to the island and sacrificed or set animals free in honour of Achilles. He also added that people said that Achilles and Patroclus appeared in front of them as hallucinations or in their dreams while they were approaching the coast of the island or sailing a short distance from it. Pliny the Elder wrote that the tomb of the hero was on the island. The uninhabited isle Achilleis (“of Achilles”) was the major sanctuary of the hero, where “seabirds dipped their wings in water to sweep the temples clean”, according to Constantine D. Kyriazis. Several temples of Thracian Apollo can be found here, and there are submerged ruins.
Perhaps those who control the holy song lines of the earth are destined to control the stars as well. I’m greatly honoured to introduce Mary Boren, a student of metaphysics and nature:
There will come a time, the ancients said,
when Planet Earth is severed from the Spirit.
As mystics strive to reconnect the thread
with sacred speech, the people will not hear it.
(Cosmic Crossroads, Mary Boren)
Since 1995, Ms Boren has actively encouraged and promoted the work of outstanding poets, both online and in print anthologies, attributing her love for the craft to a childhood home in which poetry was valued and regularly read aloud.
Palm Cove, Australia