Its being reported that Tupac Shakur's step-aunt Assata Shakur real name Joanne Chesimard has just been named the first Black African Women to be placed on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List and in light of this historic event the Reward for her capture alive has been doubled to $2 million.
Assata Shakur was involved with the Black Liberation Army which rose after the dismemberment of the Black Panther Party. In a fatal shoot out with police back in 1977 she allegedly killed and executed officer Werner Foerster with his own firearm. Police later stated that they had found Joanne's jammed handgun laying by Werner's body, confirmed after a finger print analysis was made.
Joanne was caught and sentenced for life in prison in but after 2 years she escaped and fled to Cuba where she was granted political asylum and given a new name which would
For those who have seen the movie The Fountain you will understand that it is a very spiritual movie where Actor Hugh Jackman is led on a spiritual journey in finding the Tree of Life which he hopes will save his wife from cancer. At first in the physical plain he does come across a tree which has the genetic properties of fighting cancer but in turn the movie then becomes quite complex as it deals with 3 different dimensions all occurring simultaneously revolving around this tree, but the "star" factor of the movie is the spiritual world that Hugh is enduring as he dwells with what we know as the Tree of Life, at these points it is difficult to understand what the "truth" is in him being one with the spiritual nature of enlightenment. A synopsis of the movie at the end the article.
Well as they say, Truth is stranger than Fiction and in fact the Tree of Life that the movie was centered around may actually be more real than we think as opposed to a legendary bible tale guarded by flaming swords, angels and the voice of God. What we know the Tree of Life as of today is actually the ASH (tree).
The ash is the more important of all symbolic trees, and it is said to have been the first tree ever created. The myths and legends surrounding it that come from all corners of the world are all testimony to its elevated mythological status. Just as the oak is the "King of the Forest" the ash is the "Queen of the Forest", associated with the color and element of silver, and other feminine qualities such as water and the Moon.
The Goddess Nemesis, daughter of the sea god Oceanus carried an ash wand as a symbol of divine justice. As a counterpoint to this, oaths were taken on spears made of ash wood. It is said that Witches Broomsticks were made of ash, as it helped them fly quickly through the air as well as providing a powerful link with the Goddess.
The Heavens and the features in them form a universal symbolic language, since they are the one consistent aspect of the natural world that can be shared by many people at the same time. It could be said that this shared experience is almost equal to the experience of music. Indeed, philosophers have said all the planets and stars do resonate, each playing its own "note" that resounds, collectively, as the Music of the Spheres.
The Heavens are seen to be the abode of an all encompassing supernatural superpower. This divine spirit very generously guarantees the fertility of the Earth by raining down upon it, providing heat and light via the clockwork regularity of the Sun, illuminating the darkness with the stars, planets and the Moon. It is also said each of these communicate messages by means of various wave lengths, signs and symbols, such as cloud patterns, rainbows, shooting stars and comets.
The idea that there are "steps" to Heaven is shared by many cultures. There are different "spheres" or "realms" of Heaven, generally seven or nine, which signify the stages of spiritual progress or transcendence necessary to progress to the highest echelons of the rarefied atmosphere. These stages of Heaven are also reflected in religious buildings, such as the 13 stepped New World Order pyramid. The 13 steps actually originated from the
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During the debut of Beyonce’s HBO documentary “Life Is But A Dream“ Solange Knowles son (then 6 years old) Juelz Smith closes his eyes, takes a meditation posture and says proudly “I’m meditating” and then throws up the devil’s horns.
No 6 year old child learns that by himself, that’s for sure! It is reported that the boy is
Often the simplest symbols are the ones with the richest meanings. The infinity sign, the figure of eight, and the mathematical lemniscate all refer to the same shape that contains a wealth of complex meaning within its fluid lines. This mysterious symbol is found on an everyday object, the camera, where it appears as the infinity lens focus.
As a mathematical device, the infinity sign was first "discovered" in 1655 by John Wallis, but its significance as a religious symbol is much older. The infinity sign has its origins in the Arabic numerals that actually came from India in the first place. The sign can be drawn in one continuous movement, making a seesaw movement of clockwise and counterclockwise loops. These loops reflect the balance of opposites; male and female,day and night,dark and light.
Because the circles of the lemniscate sit side by side, the sign implies equality between these opposing forces, with the connecting point in the center the convergent point. The sign epitomizes the idea of sex-
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A North Korean man has been executed after murdering his two children for food, reports come out from inside the prison state.
A secret famine in the farming provinces of North and South Hwanghae has killed over 10,000 people with most deaths are being reported to be cannibalism. Not only is it due to bad weather conditions but North Korean party officials have been confiscating food.
Undercover reporters from Asia Press told the Sunday Times that:
"one man dug up his grandchild's corpse and ate it. Another, boiled his own child for food."Meanwhile, Kim Jong Un, is spending huge sums of money on two rocket launches, as he plans for nuclear tests in protest to the UN Security Council punishment for the recent rocket launches claiming it to be US hostility.
One informant was quoted as saying:
"In my village in May a man who killed his own two children and tried to eat them was executed by a firing squad.
the father killed his eldest daughter while his wife was away on business and then killed his
Lupe Fiasco was the headline act at Obama's Inauguration Celebration at Washington's Hamilton Live. Lupe had it planned that rather than the expected hip hop songs he instead served up some poetical justice out against Obama. Full video after the Jump.
Lupe Fiasco performed the song "Words I Never Said" for 30 minutes, an Anti-Obama record. He started of:
"I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bullsh*t"then continued:
Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets
How much money does it take to really make a full clip
9/11 building 7 did they really pull it
Uhh, And a bunch of other cover ups
Your childs future was the first to go with budget cuts
Organizers quickly cut off Lupe's mic, but he continued to stubbornly rap for another 10 minutes acapella before being pushed around then escorted off the stage.
It was reported by a source that:
"Lupe Fiasco just got thrown off stage..
he repeatedly told us that her didn't vote for Obama,
he was told to move on to the next song but Lupe refused and