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The Passion Flower 

The Heliconius butterfly (known commonly as the zebra longwing butterfly) has evolved alongside passion flower vines so tightly that it cannot survive on any other plant. Not only do the leaves provide the young (the caterpillars) with nourishment, but the cyanide compounds that passion flowers excrete to prevent feeding from other insects and herbivores is synthesized in the body of the Heliconius to make it toxic to predators. The flowers provide the Heliconius nectar, and in return the Heliconius fertilizes the passion flower.

While passion flowers can tolerate some feeding from Heliconius caterpillars, the feeding takes away their ability to photosynthesize well and there is always the danger of too many caterpillars feeding on the same plant and eating up the entire plant. So, passion flower vines evolved a mechanism to attract insects such as ants, wasps and flies by secreting fluids from other glands on the vine. If caterpillars are defoliating the plant, but ants and wasps also abound, chances are they will destroy the caterpillars on their own, and the passion flower will recover.

The fruit of Passion Flower may be eaten fresh or used in teas, which is said to alleviate stress and anxiety.

Blue Passion Flower symbolizes the story of the crucifixion.

Catholic missionaries connected certain aspects of the flower with Christian beliefs. Various characteristics of the Passion Flower have been tied to the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ as well as the Passion of Christ. The latter association led the missionaries to name the flowers “Passion Flowers.”

A number of floral characteristics have been assigned with distinct symbolic traits:

The ten petals and sepals (five of each), represent the ten apostles in Christianity excluding St. Peter, who denied knowing Jesus and Judas, who betrayed Jesus.

The tendrils of the plant symbolize the whips that were used during the flagellation of Christ.

One of the major characteristics is the hundreds of filaments and fringe on the flower that symbolize the Crown of Thorns.

The five stamens or anthers are associated with the five sacred wounds of Christ (one in each hand, one in each foot, and one in his side caused by a Roman soldier’s lance), and the three stigmas reflect the three nails that were used for Christ’s hands and feet during his Crucifixion.

There is a floral component that resembles a chalice-like ovary that has been suggested to symbolize the Holy Grail of The Last Supper.

The outside circle of old leaves (the hands of the persecutors) and the inside circle of new leaves (the point of the lance used to stab him) open and close with sunrise and sunset.

In terms of color symbolism, the flowers of Passion Vines are a blue and white color representing the heaven and purity respectively.

Truly an amazing spectacle of a flower!

Jesuit Missionaries transported color drawings and dried version of the plant back to their country where a Spanish herbalist named Nicolas Monardes was the first to document the plant and write about the qualities of the flower, indicating that it is a powerful plant and that it carries a symbolic relationship with Christianity. In the New World, the Passion Flower became recognized as a mystical one with certain powers.

The Georgia Guidestones 

In the Hebrew language, every letter of the alphabet has a hidden meaning found in each letter, vowel and accent. Each letter in Hebrew also represents a number. Hebrew, unlike many other languages, never developed separate numerical symbols. The ancient Hebrews also believed that God’s “language” could be perceived in mathematics. When contemplating the perfection of mathematics, and man’s need for mathematics to create our physical existence, it is easy to see a “metaphysical” aspect to numbers as well. This is the basis for the pursuit and penetration into a mysticism of numbers and mathematics in Kabbalah.

The Hebrew word for “life” is “chai.” The word chai is composed of two letters (two numbers) which add up to the number 18. So in “life” we find a factor of 9. The number 9 is also a “magical” number. Perhaps you’ve noticed that for each factor of 9: 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90….when the numbers are added together, they equal 9.

Incorporating factors of 9 into your daily creations, allows your actions to become “visual prayers” or creations that reflect upon the metaphysical.

The Number Nine

A message consisting of a set of ten guidelines or principles is engraved on the Georgia Guidestones (granite monument in Elbert County, Georgia USA) in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones. Moving clockwise around the structure from due north, these languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.

  1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
  2. Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.
  3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
  4. Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.
  5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
  6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
  7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
  8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
  9. Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.
  10. Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.


Desiderata by Max Ehrmann
(“desired things” – 1927)

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be
greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career
however humble;
it is a real possession in the
changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you
to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit
to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore, be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham,
drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Yeshua ben Joseph 

Jesus was actually named Yeshua ben Yosef, following the Jewish traditions of the time. “Yeshua” is Hebrew (”Iesons” is Greek) and, “Jesus” is the English spelling. “Ben” means “son of”. “Yosef” is who we in the English world call “Joseph”. Yeshua, the son of Joseph and Mary, more commonly known as Jesus.

Jesus is the Anglicization of Yeshua or Iesu. As he was Jewish he would have been known as the son of his father of record. The Hebrew word ben means son of or descended from. His mother was with Yosephus or Iosef, which has been Anglicized to Joseph. So it is likely but not certain that he would have been called Iesu ben Iosef or Yeshua ben Yosephus (or Yosef).

Christ or Kristos is NOT a title. It means 'anointed' or dedicated, as the first born son of a Hebrew was frequently dedicated to God. It was common (still is in some areas) to name a child after a grandparent or a deceased relative, so many villages would have a plethora of, Yosefs for example, and various nicknames were used even in official records to distinguish them from one another. When talking about someone from another town it was common practice to indicate where they were from.

It is most proper to call Him Yeshua. It was indeed his proper name, given to him by his parents, and only in Hebrew does this name have any meaning. In Hebrew Yeshua means both “Salvation,” and “Lord who is Salvation.” The name Jesus has no intrinsic meaning in English. There are many Yeshuas that we read about in biblical text and many are confused with the Yeshua who would later become the “Christ.”

Today's tradition of pronouncing His completely Hellenized name as "Jesus" has indeed obscured His true name, "Yeshua," and has shifted its perceived meaning much like most of His original teachings. 

Even His name, it would seem, became a part of this understanding. The name Jesus or Jesus Christ is often used in everything from idle conversation, to bumper stickers and jewelry, to enforcing false teachings, to justifying wars and political agendas, and is even used as a profanity. The name Yeshua however, has remained pure and holy, known and used only by those who would uphold His name and teachings in the highest regard and thus reserving His holy name for use only in spiritual matters and the most humbled and sincere of prayer and obeisance.

What matters most; is not the name He used, or how He was conceived, or even, how He came to be. What matters most, is His message to mankind as communicated through his words, teachings and demonstrations.

His message was not one of religion, nor about our sins; but about love, forgiveness, and being judgment free. He attempted to teach and demonstrate that we are not who we appear to be on the outside. We are Divine Beings.

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