Peter Levenda, author of the acclaimed "Sinister Forces" Trilogy and "Unholy Alliance: A History of the Nazi Involvement With the Occult" returns to Red Ice Radio after two years to talk about some of his latest work. He has released three books since we last talked: "The Mao of Business: Guerrilla Trade Techniques for the New China", "Stairway to Heaven: Chinese Alchemists, Jewish Kabbalists, and the Art of Spiritual Transformation" and his latest one is on the Masons called The Secret Temple: Masons, Mysteries, and the Founding of America". Topics Discussed: China, Development, Western Money, Alchemy, The Big Dipper, The North Star, 7 Stages of Alchemical Process, Chinese Zodiac, Ladder of Seven Stars, Ezekiel, Merkabah, Daoism, Taoism, Liuzhou, Religion, Watching the Stars, Falun Gong, Tibet, Libraries, Books, Nazism, Language, Cantonese, Mandarin, Could the Arm of the Occult Forces be reaching to Tibet though to China, Chinese Communism Revolution, Philosophy of Communism, George Soros comment on China and much more. Joins us for our second hour with Peter Levenda as we're going to talk about Masonry, their rituals, the origins and also about the many denominations that exists, the Knights Templar, the Illuminati and the Catholic Connection. We also discuss the initiation ritual, what happens to you when you go through a initiation ritual. What role does trauma play into this and can we view it as a form of mind control or at least, more mildly put, the alteration of consciousness? We talk about the need for people to belong to organizations and the problem of secrecy. We discuss secret societies and their occult rituals. We talk about the building of Solomon's temple, religion, the Jewish roots of masonry. We also talk about the CIA, Yale, Skull and Bones, military Lodges, the Manchurian candidate, the elite and leaders that are above the Law. RedIceRadio
Red Ice Radio - Peter Levenda - Chinese Alchemy - Part 1
China Culture, Politics, Culture, and Business
Red Ice Radio - Peter Levenda - Chinese Alchemy - Part 2
China Business, Alchemy Health, Life, Wealth, North Star, Lucky number 7, the Chariot, Merkaba, and Spiritual Walk
Red Ice Radio - Peter Levenda - Chinese Alchemy - Part 3
Mao, Taoism, Religion, Tibet, Dalai Lama, and Gnosticism
Red Ice Radio - Peter Levenda - Chinese Alchemy - Part 4
Culture Revolution, Communism, Nazi, Tibetan Issues, and Chinese Language
Red Ice Radio - Peter Levenda - Chinese Alchemy - Part 5
Technology, Economics, Dictatorship instead of Equality, Right, and Liberty. The Poor, Middle Class, Training, China official language Mandarin, Imposing Culture and Ideas
Red Ice Radio - Peter Levenda - Chinese Alchemy - Part 6
ASEAN, Asia, Africa, Trade, Communist Society, and Taiwan
Red Ice Radio - Peter Levenda - Chinese Alchemy - Part 7
The Chariot (VII) is the seventh trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. It is used in game playing as well as in divination.
A powerful, princely figure sits in a swift chariot, pulled usually by two sphinxes or horses. There is often a black and white motif, for example one of the steeds may be black and the other white. The figure may be crowned or helmeted, and is winged in some representations. He or she may hold a sword or wand, or other masculine symbol. The Thoth Tarot deck has the figure controlling four different animals, representing the four elements.
It has been suggested the square on the charioteer's chest is a representation of the earth tattva.
Another view is that the mood of the card may be characterized as that of conquest. It represents a battle that can be won if the Querent has the willpower for it. The battle is usually an external one, with a clear goal and plan of action. Qualities needed to win the battle include self-reliance, righteousness, conviction and plain hard work. The steeds represent powerful forces, internal or external, that can be controlled to achieve the goal.
If inverted, the meaning remains the same, but the Querent is in danger of losing the battle due to a lack of control.
Associated with this card are the star sign Cancer and the Hebrew letter ח (Ḥet).
The Chariot has many allusions to the kabbalistic Ma’asei Merkavah. According to Waite, the figures on the charioteer's shoulders are supposed to be the Urim and Thummim,which were divinatory tools often used by the Israelites for guidance during times of war. Waite describes the charioteer as conquest on all planes — in the mind, in science, in progress, and thus able to reply to the riddles of the sphinx, even though he is not of priesthood, and thus unable to answer to the High Priestess.
Structurally, the Chariot follows The Lovers. After the impulse that pulls us out of the Garden, we get on our chariot and depart. At that point, we are the Hero of our own story; maybe the Hero of everyone’s story. That Hero might represent Helios, the Greek god who drives the Sun’s chariot across the sky, bringing light to the earth. The danger of this card is well illustrated by the myth of Phaëton. Among other things, this story illustrates the danger of reaching too high, unprepared.
The Chariot is Key Seven of the Major Arcana. In classical astrology, there were seven things that predictably wandered against the fixed stars. Mastering those planets meant mastering the system. The Chariot represents the possibility of traveling through the mysteries of the universe. It also evokes the seven gates of hell that Inanna passed through, required to partially disrobe at each one before finally being presented to the Queen of the Underworld, her own sister, Ereshkigal.
Ra from Egyptian mythology piloted the boat of the sun across the sky and back to the gates of dawn down the Nile every night. One night, Apophis, Chaos and Old Night swallowed the river to keep the sun from rising. Fortunately, Ra’s usual enemy, Set, took it upon himself to save the day by slicing Apophis open, allowing Ra to escape. This story bespeaks the reversals of the night, where our deadly enemies may be our best friends.
Another famous chariot driver was the god Krishna who in the Bhagavad Gita drove Arjuna’s chariot and gave him illumination.
The Chariot is related through cross sums (the sum of the digits) to Key 16, The Tower. Much like the Chariot takes us from our womb, our happy home, our happy village, or our planet, the Tower carries us from either what we have constructed for ourselves, or what has been constructed for us.
Some authorities say that he is the God of Spring, the Son of the Queen of Heaven. The canopy of his chariot is her starry gown; he wears the waxing and waning moon on his shoulders; the circle of the Zodiac is his belt. He channels energy from the world above (signified by the eight pointed star on his brow; eight here representing Venus) to the world below (signified by the square on his chest, the four corners of the Earth). The star can also represent the infinite; the square the earthly spheres of time and space.
He is fueled by contradictory impulses, represented by the black and white sphinxes that pull his chariot.
When this card appears, it evokes the Querent’s own path; calling; exile; or random journey. The danger is getting on the wrong path; being overwhelmed; dying before our due time.
He may warn that we are in danger of being pulled to pieces by forces we do not control and/or do not understand.