Tianjin City in China
Tianjin is a major port city in northeastern China. Following the 1858 Treaties of Tianjin, several Western nations established concessions in Tianjin. The European-style houses, municipal buildings and churches in Wudadao (Five Great Avenues) and the surrounding historic districts are legacies of that period. Standing in contrast are the city’s many modern skyscrapers, including the iconic 415m-tall Tianjin Radio and Television Tower.
There was a typhoon the day the city was attacked.
And there was also one the day of the 9/11 attack.Coincidence? Please feel free to convince me that it was.
Mortification was manifested through the symbolism of St. George and the Dragon.
Slaying the Dragon
In that day, the Lord will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent,
With His fierce and great and mighty sword,
Even Leviathan the twisted serpent;
And He will kill the dragon who lives in the sea.
— Isaiah 27:1
I hold my harpoon! I grasp my spear-shaft! Heir of the Lord of Mesen am I! I embark on my boat near the Lake of Horus and I drive back the steps of all “Those who are in the water.” […] the “hidden ones,” I cut to pieces “Burning Mouths.”
And behold, the enemies of Re having transformed themselves into crocodiles and hippopotamuses hurled themselves into the water. And while Re-Harakhti was seated [in his boat] and sailing over the water, the crocodiles and the hippopotamuses came nigh, and opened wide their jaws in order to destroy their enemy Re-Harakhti. Then Horus Behedety made haste and came up, with his followers behind him, armed with metal weapons, each one by name having an axe, a spear, and a chain in hand. They speared the crocodiles and the hippopotamuses, and there were brought in forthwith six-hundred and fifty-one rebel-fiends, and they were slain opposite to the city of Edfu.
The Greeks gave the name of their own god Typhon to the Egyptian Seth. Hesiod wrote:
Typhoeus, mighty god, whose hands were strong
And feet untiring. On his shoulders grew
A hundred snaky heads, strange dragon heads
With black tongues darting out. His eyes flashed fire
Beneath the brows upon those heads, and fire
Blazed out from every head when he looked round. [Theogony, 820 ff.]
The dragon tale is found throughout the world, often in the form of a folktale. Frazer wrote:
The story varies in detail from people to people, but as commonly told runs thus. A certain country is infested by a many-headed serpent, dragon, or other monster, which would destroy the whole people if a human victim, generally a virgin, were not delivered up to him periodically. Many victims had perished, and at last it has fallen to the lot of the king’s own daughter to be sacrificed. She is exposed to the monster, but the hero of the tale, generally a young man of humble birth, interposes on her behalf, slays the monster, and receives the hand of the princess as his reward. In many tales of the monster, who is sometimes described as a serpent, inhabits the water of a sea, a lake, or a fountain. In other versions he is a serpent or dragon who takes possession of the springs of water, and only allows the water to flow or the people to make use of it on condition of receiving a human victim. [The Golden Bough, I.135]
The St. George’s cross, seen here on the flag of England.
St George’s Cross (or the Cross of St George) is a red cross on a white background. Originally ensign of theRepublic of Genoa, successively used by crusaders and adopted by England, it became associated with Saint George, the “warrior saint” often depicted as a crusader, from the late Middle Ages.
Mortification refers in Christian theology to the subjective experience of Sanctification, the objective work of God between justification and glorification. Literally it means the ‘putting to death’ of sin in a believer’s life. (Colossians 3:5) Reformed theologian J.I. Packer describes it in the following way: “The Christian is committed to a lifelong fight against the world, the flesh and the devil. Mortification is his assault on the second.”  Christians believe that this internal work against sin is empowered by the Holy Spirit and so therefore is also part of regeneration.
Historical Interpretations of Mortification
Roman Catholic theology frames mortification within the believer’s personal struggle against sin. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “What it slays is the disease of the soul, and by slaying this it restores and invigorates the soul’s true life.”
Calvinism and Reformed theology
John Calvin observed that if believers died with Jesus then He destroys our sinful earthly members and their lust, “so that they may no longer perform their functions.” Mortification in Reformed theology has been generally understood to be the subjective experience of sanctification.
sin (n.)Old English synn "moral wrongdoing, injury, mischief, enmity, feud, guilt, crime, offense against God, misdeed," from Proto-Germanic *sun(d)jo- "sin" (cognates: Old Saxon sundia, Old Frisian sende, Middle Dutch sonde, Dutch zonde, German Sünde "sin, transgression, trespass, offense," extended forms), probably ultimately "it is true," i.e. "the sin is real" (compare Gothic sonjis, Old Norse sannr "true"), from PIE *snt-ya-, a collective form from *es-ont- "becoming," present participle of root*es- "to be" (see is).
The semantic development is via notion of "to be truly the one (who is guilty)," as in Old Norse phrase verð sannr at "be found guilty of," and the use of the phrase "it is being" in Hittite confessional formula. The same process probably yielded the Latin word sons (genitive sontis) "guilty, criminal" from present participle of sum, esse"to be, that which is." Some etymologists believe the Germanic word was an early borrowing directly from the Latin genitive. Also see sooth.
Sin-eater is attested from 1680s. To live in sin "cohabit without marriage" is from 1838; used earlier in a more general sense. Ice hockey slang sin bin "penalty box" is attested from 1950.sin (v.)Old English syngian "to commit sin, transgress, err," from synn (see sin (n.)); the form influenced by the noun. Compare Old Saxon sundion, Old Frisian sendigia, Middle Dutch sondighen, Dutch zondigen, Old High German sunteon, German sündigen "to sin." Form altered from Middle English sunigen by influence of the noun.
The sinners are those that told us there was such a thing as sinners. God is Truth and Love..
The Wizard is the Jaguar Priest/ess,Shaman,Magician,Torchbearer,Night Seer
Affirmation for: White Solar Wizard
I Pulse in order to Enchant
I Realize Receptivity
I seal the output of timelessness
With the Solar tone of Intention
I am guided by the power of Heart
White Wizard is your Conscious Self – who you are and who you are becoming.White Wizard is the Magician, whose powers are activated by wisdom that emanates from the heart. Such wisdom is not the intellectual understanding known in Western culture; it is the wisdom that comes from an alignment of mind and heart. An open, trusting heart is a refined tool of perception. Allowing yourself to ‘not know’ opens the door of the mind to a deeper understanding of the universe. White Wizard asks you to fully utilize this aligned mind to participate in magic.
Sit in easy pose with your legs crossed and spine straight, or sit in a chair with feet flat on the floor.
Focus: Eyes are closed and focused at the third-eye point.
Mantra: Ra Ma Da Sa, Sa Say So Hung. The mantra should be sung in one complete exhalation. As you chant the first Sa, your navel point is pulled in so that this syllable is abbreviated. You should also pull your navel point in as you chant Hung. Hung should be vibrated at the root of the nose. The rest of the syllables are drawn out in a strong, powerful chant. Strive to keep your chant at full volume (loud but not raucous) throughout the meditation.
Ra = sun energy
Ma = moon energy
Da = earth energy
Sa = infinity, universal energy
Say = the personal embodiment of Sa
So = the personal sense of merger with Sa
Hung = the Infinite, vibrating and real
This mantra literally means: “I am Thou.” It can also mean, “the service of God is within me.“
Mudra: Bend the arms and bring the elbows against the side of the rib cage. The palms of the hands face the sky. The elbows are snug at your sides with the forearms in close to your upper arms. The hands are at a 45 degree angle, halfway between pointing forward and pointing to the sides.
Time: 11 minutes.
End: Inhale deeply, hold your breath and visualize the person you want to send healing to (it can be yourself). Make that image in your mind very clear and see a glowing green light around the person. Keeping that person in your mind, exhale. Inhale deeply, hold your breath and continue to send the person healing green light. Still keeping that vision in your mind, exhale. For the last time, inhale deeply, hold your breath and see the person very clearly, see the green healing light bathing the person, bathing every cell in the body.