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When asked, what is the origin of abortion, some may quickly refer to Roe vs Wade. This was the 410 US 113 court case when the United States Supreme Court on the issue of the constitutionality of laws that criminalized or restricted access to abortions. Meaning provision of abortions were made.
Others may recall Planned Parenthood, believed by many to be the largest abortion provider in the world. While no centralized data can prove this, Planned Parent self-reports 323,999 abortions were performed by its services for the year ending September 30, 2015. Admittedly, only voluntary numbers are provided for those to disclose abortions. Currently no required law is provide
d to give the numbers.
Yet, abortions have been performed for 1000 years. Roe vs Wade simply made it legal in United States and allowed more access to abortions openly.
According to Prochoice.org,
In the mid-to-late 1800s states began passing laws that made abortion illegal. The motivations for anti-abortion laws varied from state to state. One of the reasons included fears that the population would be dominated by the children of newly arriving immigrants, whose birth rates were higher than those of “native” Anglo-Saxon women.
During the 1800s, all surgical procedures, including abortion, were extremely risky. Hospitals were not common, antiseptics were unknown, and even the most respected doctors had only primitive medical educations. Without today’s current technology, maternal and infant mortality rates during childbirth were extraordinarily high. The dangers from abortion were similar to the dangers from other surgeries that were not outlawed.
As scientific methods began to dominate medical practice, and technologies were developed to prevent infection, medical care on the whole became much safer and more effective. But by this time, the vast majority of women who needed abortions had no choice but to get them from illegal practitioners without these medical advances at their disposal. The “back alley” abortion remained a dangerous, often deadly procedure, while areas of legally sanctioned medicine improved dramatically.
The argument of back-room abortions stemmed from the 1800’s. By 1910 all but one state had criminalized abortions, with exception of necessity. Hence, Roe vs Wade came into fruition.
Prior to current pills and surgery method, poisons and herbs were used. Online research shows the first public known recording of abortion is in 1550 B.C.E. in Egypt, recorded in what is called the Ebers Papyrus (note 2) and in ancient China about 500 B.C.E. as well (note 3).
However, I submit, even before that abortions occurred through sacrifices. Keep in mind abortion is the method of killing a child pre or post term.
According to GotQuestions.org,
Ancient Aztecs, Incas, and a few other peoples in South and Central America practiced child sacrifice. The same for the Druids of Europe. The city of Carthage in North Africa contains evidence of child sacrifice related to the worship of Ba’al Hammon, a god imported from Phoenicia. Many Roman writers refer to this barbaric act in Carthage.
The bible refers to child sacrifice, most notably to the god Molech, a god of the Ammonites.This sacrifice to Molech continued to at least 146 B.C. in Carthage. The act was in fulfillment of a vow given.
They were buried there between the 8th century B.C. and the fall of Carthage during the third Punic War in 146 B.C. On the burial monuments that sometimes accompanied the urns, there was often inscribed the name or symbol of the goddess Tanit, the main Phoenician female deity, and her consort Ba’al Hammon.’ Infants and children were regularly sacrificed to this divine couple.
Sacrificing children continues today as a business in Uganda.
Yet, where did abortions originate?
We see a link between abortions and child sacrifice. Andrew White, M.D. provides non-forced parallels between child sacrifice and abortion.
For us murder is once for all forbidden; so even the child in the womb, while yet the mother’s blood is still being drawn on to form the human being, it is not lawful to destroy. To forbid birth is only quicker murder. It makes no difference whether one take away the life once born or destroy it as it comes to birth. He is a man, who is to be a man, the fruit is always present in the seed.30<br>
The most obvious parallel between the rite of child sacrifice and the practice of abortion is the sober fact that the parents actually kill their own offspring. There are however many other parallels. At Carthage the main reason for sacrificing a child was to avert potential dangers in a crisis or to gain success through fulfilling a vow. Today many times when a woman faces an unwanted pregnancy, abortion seems to be the only way to resolve the crisis she finds herself in. The potential danger to reputation, education, career, etc., become overwhelming. To avert the seemingly terrifying consequences of carrying a pregnancy to term, the woman may turn to abortion as a means of escape. Another woman may experience much less of the anxiety and fear that accompany a crisis. She may simply see the pregnancy as an intrusion into her self-serving lifestyle and an obstacle in the way of the road to her success. Sadly this woman’s offspring must be sacrificed so that she can continue uninterrupted with her plans for the future.
It is no secret that in American society extramarital sexual intercourse (fornication and adultery) is the cause of most pregnancies that end in abortion.
If we move further back in history, we see textual reference to the origin of abortion. Most of these references forbids the act of abortion.
One Jewish apocalyptic visionary work known as the Sibylline Oracles (written sometime between the 100 B.C. and 100 A.D.) predicts:
“Those who licentiously defiled the flesh; and all who loosed the maiden’s girdle for secret intercourse; and all who caused abortions; and all who unlawfully cast away their offspring; and sorcerers and sorceresses with them; the wrath of the heavenly and immortal God shall drive all these against a pillar around which in a circle flows an unending river of fire,” (Sibylline Oracles 2.280-84).
The first-century Jewish historian, Josephus, recorded that:
“The law, moreover, enjoins us to bring up all our offspring and forbids women to cause abortion of what is begotten, or to destroy it afterward; and if any woman appears to have so done, she will be a murderer of her child, by destroying a living creature, and diminishing humankind,” (Josephus, Against Apion Book 2, Chapter 29, Section 202).
The Babylonian Talmud likewise reports an interpretation of Genesis 9:6 and the prohibition against shedding human blood by Rabbi Ishmael (late first/early second century):
“On the authority of Rabbi Ishmael, it was said: [A murderer is executed] even for the murder of an embryo. What is Rabbi Ishmael’s reason? Because it is written, ‘Whosoever sheddeth the blood of man within a man, his blood shall be shed.’ What is a man within a man? An embryo in his mother’s womb,” (Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 57b).
“Thou shalt not murder a child by abortion nor kill that which is begotten,” (Didache Chapter 2).
Later in the second century, Christian apologist “Athenagoras” wrote:
“We say that those women who use drugs to bring on abortion commit murder and will have to give an account to God for the abortion,” (Athenagoras, A Plea for the Christians, Chapter 35).
And the Latin theologian, Tertullian, explained:
“In our case, murder being once for all forbidden, we may not destroy even the fetus in the womb, while as yet the human being derives blood from other parts of the body for its sustenance. To hinder a birth is merely a speedier man-killing; nor does it matter whether you take away a life that is born, or destroy one that is coming to the birth. That is a man which is going to be one; you have the fruit already in its seed,” (Tertullian, Apology, Chapter 9).
I submit to you the true origin of abortion was given to man by The Watchers found in the book of Enoch. Enoch was a prophet who lived in the days before the flood (Gen. 5:22-24; Heb. 11:5; Jude 1:14-15). His book is quoted in the book of Jude (Jude 1:14-15 is quoting 1Enoch 1:9)
The book of Enoch chapter 69, verse 12 states:
And the fifth is named Kasdeja; he has taught the sons of men all the wicked beatings of the spirits and the demons, the beatings of the birth in the womb, that it [i.e. the birth] fall, and the beatings of the soul, the bites of the serpent, and the beatings.
We see here the Watcher named Kasdeja taught the act of abortion. This time period was prior to Noah’s flood account.
The Watchers were spiritual beings who came to Earth due to their own desires. I mention this in my book (supernatural novel) Sight and Sound.
In summary, abortion was made mainstream within United States after Roe vs Wade. However, the act of abortion is linked to child sacrifice. This same ritual (abortion or ritual sacrifice) incurred originally by the Watcher named Kasdeja. This same act has been ongoing from history to present.
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I checked out “Ghost Wars” episode one on SyFy and my reaction is, “meh.” The whole plot is one guy having the ability to see and speak with spirits. He is viewed as an outcast from the whole town and he attempts to leave. He is unable too, due to being trapped, for some reason. Additionally, people start dying in the town and their spirits are also trapped within.
Per IMDB, the summary is, “A remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces and local outcast Roman Mercer (Jogia) must overcome the town’s prejudices and his own personal demons if he’s to harness his repressed psychic powers and save everyone from the mass haunting that’s threatening to destroy them all.”
The main characters is played by Avam Jogia. I recognized him from the show Victorius, when my kids watched it. The main characters ghost girl friend is played by Elise Gatien. I was also surprised to see the singer Meat Loaf in it.
Interestingly, the main character has a female ghost friend that he communicates with. I found some similarities between this story line and my own book I wrote last year, Sight and Sound. Like my book, the character has the ability to interact beyond the veil. Unlike my book the main character can both see and hear the spirits. Within my book, one character can see while the other can hear.
It was a slow start, and began to answer a few questions toward the end. I guess we will see where this goes.
I wanted you, as Spirit Guardians, to be the first to see the new logo.
What does this logo mean?
I wanted three things to be incorporated.
- The cog or gear, from my first book.
- Paranormal or supernatural.
While nothing in this world is perfect. we have to start somewhere. I hope everyone likes it.
Why a logo?
The family and I watch the show ‘The Profit’ and one of the main staple in business is brand and logo. Think Walmart acquiring their new logo, or everyone identifies Target with its specific logo. You see the logo, and you inherently associate the company with the logo.
The first step or phase will be the covers. I am working on these now. Rather than a pic of me and a small bio, each is being replaced with the new logo.
Later as I add more content (books and material), the logo will be used. I have an idea for events and will share it when it becomes available. Also, the logo will replace my online foot print as well.
I am in the process of editing my three technical books, as well as updating them to reflect the Sight and Sound cover.
I had the pleasure to speak with Tom Fallwell. He graciously spent the time to interview me and inquired about my first novel, Sight and Sound as well as why I started writing.
You can hear it on his Episode 11 of his podcast series. I come in around the 3-minute mark.
Some things about Tom.
Tom is an Okie like me. He lives in Midwest City, Oklahoma.
I learned he was also a fan of Robert E. Howard’s writing of Conan, when we were kids.
The Nephalim are considered ‘the fallen ones’. Others call them Giants.
They are also regarded as the offspring of fallen angels and human women, from Genesis chapter 6. Emphasis mine.
1And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
What I really find fascinating is all cultures have stories regarding gods coming down to Earth and inhabiting with humankind. There can be an argument these same gods are the fallen angels. Most in the western world know of the Titans and other Greek mythology creatures.
The website thoughtco.com has a good listing of these gods and goddesses.
There was a recent show on The History Channel, where two brothers went across United States. The show called, Searching for Giants, aired in 2014, and provided some interesting finds in the archives across the States.
You may be able to find some snippets of the videos in YouTube or other sites.
In my novel, Sight and Sound, I created Forward, providing some background on the world I am creating. It was taken from the cultural mythology and Book of Enoch.
The Book of Enoch chapter 15: 8-11 Emphasis mine.
And now the giants, who have been begotten from body and flesh, will be called evil spirits on earth, and their dwelling-places will be upon the earth.
9. Evil spirits proceed from their bodies; because they are created from above, their beginning and first basis being from the holy watchers, they will be evil spirits upon the earth, and will be called evil spirits.
10. But the spirits of heaven have their dwelling-places in heaven, and the spirits of the earth, who were born on the earth, have their dwelling-places on earth.
11. And the spirits of the giants, who cast themselves upon the clouds, will be destroyed and fall, and will battle and cause destruction on the earth, and do evil; they will take no kind of food, nor will they become thirsty, and they will be invisible.
Links to my available Sight and Sound novel, can be found here.
Authors spend a lot of time creating their story line for the purpose of entertainment or education through stories. It takes time, and brain power to put words into a viable world. The question is, how much is it worth for the authors to share this content?
I just read an interesting article titled, Pricing your E-book at 99 cents. The author attempts to be neutral and lays out the pros and cons. The comments provided additional information and thought as the replies unveiled everyone’s idea on it.
In my opinion, the decision of 99 cents comes down to
- Hoping to gain a wider audience
- Enticement of sales
Having a few read my story in Sight and Sound has been humbling and educational. Once you believe you have an interesting story to convey, the real work is to get it in front as many eyes as possible. This again takes time and determination.
Most of my books on Sight and Sound have thus far been given away. LOL.
Before the introduction of flesh, there lived another race. These entities were not flesh born, rather brought about by light, fire, and the heavenly bodies. The creator of these entities viewed them as his family.
All was well until the creator expanded his creation to man. This new creation could not live in the higher dimensions, as the original race of beings. So the creator had placed man in the four dimensions of time and physical space. The original entities lived outside of this volume of space and marveled at the flesh born. Originally, the two races worked together. However, there rose an army of 200 celestial beings that made a pact among themselves. They fell from their dimension and became flesh. They took men’s daughters as their wives. These 200 had leaders, but all were viewed as gods and had children.
These were those men of renown.
The 200 and their children brought man into captivity. These grew to fight against the armies of the creator. This caused a division between the two opposing sides. The war was made and war continues to this very day. The leaders of the 200 were defeated by the armies of the creator and thrown into prison. Before their fate, they were made to watch as their children were made to fight among themselves, then destroyed in a great flood. Now the children, having no place in the heavens or earth were trapped between dimensions of reality.
Through the ages, men forgot about this war. Stories of gods having children became myth. The idea of a world flood became an argument. Those children trapped found no peace throughout time. Their torment is paralleled with their hatred of the flesh born. Their desire was to return to space and time. They wished to live again as kings, queens, and gods.
Over time, communication would be made between those trapped and the flesh born. Through deception, the enemy promised to give those fleshborns the ancient secrets. Through that communication, men have begun to build a bridge and slowly weaken the prison wall. Over time men have worked with those in prison to unleash them. Unknown to man, they were helping in their deception. A select group of men began working on a project for the means to aid the enemy’s return to our physical reality. Unknowing they were to be enslaved.
With the veil being weakened, some of these hybrid children can inhabit the flesh by will. Some must be asked through rites and objects touched by their fathers. One way or the other, every hybrid child is part of the war to reclaim the physical realm.
Their end goal is to first reclaim the Earth, then release their fathers from the darker prisons.
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Jacob O’Brien won the VRD Gaming World Championship today. It’s been his lifetime goal.
Enhancing his personal VRD goggles beyond what the best geeks have produced. The googles gave him more than he counted on. A new sight providing him the ability to see “others” beyond the dimensional “veil”.
Jacob gains an unlikely partner, Sam, who can hear the “others. Sam has heard the “others” his whole life. Yet, he isn’t prepared for what the two must go through.
Throw in Jacob’s sister, who just wishes it all to go away, while battling her own demons, the three must figure out what they must do to survive the “war”, for control of Earth.
They have to work together to stay alive and help win this “war”.
If the “war” is lost, the world belongs to the ‘others”.
I wanted to reach out and update all. My first novel is now published through Amazon, via digital. I have the proof (paperback) sent to me. I should receive it next week. If it looks good, it will be my first available print book.
Obviously excited about this new step. The digital book is currently available to be purchased.
You can purchase the digital version, here. I would really appreciate the readers feedback on the first book of a planned series. Going forward, I will be creating books in paperback and digital version.
My next step is to finish the “Utilizing RPG Maker VX Ace Lite” book. This will be a walkthrough, technical book to provide all the details of the available free Game Maker software. I have this 3/4 finished. As of now, it has just over 75000 words, with pics. I already have a willing beta reader for this book waiting.
Once that is complete, I can work on the second edition of “Utilizing IFTTT”. As of now the current books are digital only, and need to be upgraded.
However, for now, I wish to think all those supporting this endeavor.
Over the last months, I have been working on a novel, as time allows. Some days provide me a couple of hours, while other days remain barren with time. However, I have recently completed (I think I have) with the novel, breaking 70K words in the story. I have two people willing to beta read it for me. I wait with anticipation to see how my time was spent on it.
I am not much on fluff. Working in a Corporate environment, you tend to get to the point. While I had the story line, I had to go back and fill in some details, in order to provide more visual on what was going on. To be transparent, I found writing the novel more difficult than I had initially believed. My hat goes off to those dedicated writers, relying on the whims of peoples interest, as you hope to feed your family on the art of writing.
I have a full-time job, that usually exceeds the 40 hours a week. I am stepping out gently in the writing world, and accepting all feedback with grace. How else can we improve, if we are not provided critical, honest feedback? Today, I went back and viewed some new feedback on the digital books I have thus uploaded for e-books. Some critical, and negative. I appreciate those as much as the positive. My goal is to continue to learn and improve on prior mistakes or finding those areas that are weak and strengthen them. It is an odd feeling to be gauged by the public, in a live setting.
As of last week, I have completed the provision of three online classes. This will provide me some additional time to dedicate on finishing up on my current project, while I wait on the result of the beta reading. I wont say what my current project is, just yet. However, it is another technical book, not covered by me. This will be on a different subject matter.
After this is complete, I will be working on the second edition of Utilizing IFTTT. The first book I did as a test to see the interest and if I could actually accomplish it. This second edition will be geared more to a technical book format. The goal will be to cover everything, including the new available applets, and content material. I want this to be a worthwhile project, and the reality is, every penny counts. I want my provided material to be worth your investment.