As you can probably tell, I’ve been feeling extremely out of it the last few days. True, there’s a lot of stressful things going on in my life at the moment; true, I have no idea where I’m going to be living in six weeks time; true, I’m trying to avoid a court battle with a bunch of very immature wannabe fraudsters who think that yelling lies at people counts as a discussion.
But honestly? When am I not dealing with a bunch of psychos, when am I not having huge uncertainty about where to live, when is life not stressful? Things have been that way forever, and I usually cope much better with it all than I am at the moment.
Since Rav Berland and Rav Kook got together on Rosh Chodesh Nissan to ‘bring Moshiach’ on March 17th the world has been steadily getting crazier and crazier. The day they got together, there was a huge spike in the Schumann Resonance on earth, which is the energetic frequency that all creation 'vibrates' to, physically.
There was some very strange, never-before-seen energy being picked up on the Schumann Resonance that day these two holy men got together, and clearly, something 'new' started to come down to the world as a result.
That same day, the extreme weather started going crazy all over the world - cyclones in Australia, crazy flooding in Hawaii, Saudi Arabia got hit with massive hail and lightning storms, as did South Africa, Brazil had flash flooding washing cars and trucks down the street, snow in Morocco. This was the beginning of the weather craziness that has been continuing ever since.
Do you know when things started to pick up in Syria? April 13th - that's when the US, UK and France bombed Assad's forces for using chemical weapons.
When the US pulled out of the agreement with Iran? May 9th.
Do you know when Hamas started trying to storm the border between Southern Israel and Gaza? March 30th.
Do you know how many freak weather records have been broken since then, worldwide, how many volcanoes are exploding, how many earthquakes are being registered all over the place (including another one just yesterday in the UK?) Lots and lots.
The news is full of weird weather, strange incidents of animals going beserk and killing people in ‘once in a century’ events like when that man got killed by a cougar on America’s West Coast, or this woman got gored by a bison (!) in Yellowstone Park, or when this Pastor got eaten by a crocodile, of all the tens of children who are being savaged to death by wild dogs in India in unprecedented attacks?
The animals are all going crazy!
The animals know something is coming down the pipe.
And I think I’m feeling it too. I go to sleep exhausted, but wake up two hours later for absolutely no reason, feeling absolutely wired an unable to go back to sleep. I close my eyes and I can ‘feel’ them jumping around, like there’s an earthquake going on inside my head. Some days, I’m so listless and spaced-out I can barely move – and I know it’s not just me that’s having some of these weird symptoms, albeit I seem to be getting them more intensely.
Something is coming down the pipe.
The summit of the volcano at Kilauea in Hawaii has collapsed across the caldera in a spectacular manner. Either that means the volcano is now capped at that location, or it means it’s going to explode if and when the magma flows back in.
In the meantime, fissure 8, 24 miles away in the Leilani estates, has turned into a new and growing volcano, and lava from that new volcano completely filled in the Kapoho Bay and solidified a mile out to sea past the coast. Now, some of the hundreds, maybe even thousands of the underwater volcanoes surrounding Hawaii are starting to re-activate.
The huge volcano at Mayotte which apparently hasn’t erupted in 5,000 years even according to incorrect scientific dating is re-activating. The volcano in New Zealand is re-activating. The volcanos in Guatemala you already heard about – but this is the tip of the iceberg.
For every one of the 1,500 active volcanos they know about, there could be another 100 under the sea.
I have this feeling in my bones that something big is coming down the pipe. I’m not getting that feeling because I’m reading stuff, it’s the other way around: I feel something huge is in the air and I’m reading stuff to try to figure out what that might be.
Everywhere I look, I see fire.
Fire in Hawaii, Fuego – fire – in Guatamala, houses being destroyed by lightning strikes in England (!), fire in the south of Israel as the crops burn from Hamas and their Molotov cocktail-carrying kites. The Prophet Zechariah tells us: “I will bring that third into fire and purify it, as one purifies silver.”
And then it goes on to talk about mountains splitting, and massive earthquakes, and huge celestial disturbances which leave the world in a weird twilight that is neither day or night, and culminate with the total reshaping of Eretz Yisrael into a plain.
All the mountains will be flattened, and the land will expand like the skin of a gazelle, to accommodate all the Jews who will be rushing back here to live.
Those things don’t happen gently.
They happen with enormous seismic activity, with volcanoes exploding, with tsunamis and with utter chaos and awe at the might of Hashem.
And they don’t happen over four billion years, they happen in a day.
Just like the Big Island of Hawaii got completely reshaped in a day. It lost a bay and its biggest lake, and gained a new volcano and a mile long stretch of brand new coastline – all in a day.
I have the feeling something big is coming down the pipe. And in the meantime, trying to function as a (semi…) normal human being the last few days has got pretty hard.
A little while back, I got an email from a reader telling me I had to read this book By Rav Avraham Sutton, called Spiritual Technology. I started tracking it down to the Pomerantz Bookstore in Jerusalem, when this very special reader got back in touch to tell me she could give me her copy, as she was visiting Jerusalem shortly.
We met; I got the book; I read it over Shabbat two weeks’ ago – and it has a lot of very interesting information that does shed some light on so many of the things we’re all struggling with today, including how technology has taken over our lives, whether it’s good or bad, spiritually, and how all this may be affecting the rectification of the world and the geulah.
Rav Sutton explains that ‘technology’, which the dictionary defines as 'the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes', comes from the Greek work tehkne, and is in direct opposition to the Jewish word tikkun, which refers to rectifying the world spiritually.
Greek tehkne is all about making life easier, controlling nature and the environment, and externalizing the human soul in so many cheap, superficial ways.
By contrast, Jewish tikkun is about rectifying the world at its spiritual root, nullifying ourselves to God’s will, and building up the strength of the human soul internally so that many of ‘technology’s’ achievements can be accomplished in a much purer form.
This is the ultimate goal of humanity, and this is the world we are heading towards with the dawn of the coming of Moshiach.
A world where people can transcend the physical body, and travel all over the globe without airplanes, and connect to others without phones, and who can access tremendous knowledge directly from the spiritual realm, via a very strong bond with Hashem.
It sounds a little crazy and far-fetched, doesn’t it?
In the past, I’ve had a few arguments with readers here about the role technology has to play in this future world. Even before I read Rav Sutton’s book, it seemed to me that the rabbis’ call to ditch i-Phones, etc, was coming from a very deep understanding of the true damage they are doing to people’s souls.
Most of us have no idea of what’s really playing out here between Greek tehkne and Jewish tikkun, or what’s at stake.
So, here’s a few excerpts from Rav Sutton’s book, to get the ball rolling:
“External technology [in ancient Egypt] hadn’t developed to the point it has today. Nevertheless, the chartumim had direct access to what we may call psychic technology…In a sense, Pharoah’s magicians were the equivalent of today’s scientists. It’s just that their ability to manipulate physical reality was through magic and psychic manipulation.”
“Alienation as we find it in modern society is almost total…Man has created a world of man-made things as it never existed before. He has constructed a complicated social machine to administer the technical machine he built.
“Yet, this whole creation of his stands over and above him. [He is] the servant of a Golem which his hands have built. The more powerful and gigantic the forces are which he unleashes, the more powerless he feels himself as a human being…He is owned by his own creation and has lost ownership of himself. He has built a golden calf, and says “These are your gods, O Israel, who have brought you out of Egypt.” – (Quote from Erich Fromm)
“It is axiomatic that true spirituality cannot be selfish and self-serving.”
“When the connection between heaven and earth is broken, we lose the understanding that behind every physical process, there is a spiritual process making it happen…preceding it, activating it, and guiding it through every stage of its evolution and development.”
Zohar, Ki Tisa, 2:191a states: “The Erev Rav consisted of all the magicians of Mitzrayim.”
“The letters of the first tablets (luchot) – embodying the [much higher spiritual] level of the Tree of Life – could not exist in close proximity with the coarse consciousness of the golden calf (i.e. technology in the service of magic.)”
“Torah / kabbalah describes evil as being without any real ‘mind’ of its own. It is best imagined as a mechanical force that has one primary function: it grabs onto everything and anything in order to own it.
“It is the will to receive, in its most extreme, negative and ugliest form. You can always identify a person or a nation that has… become an instrument of evil: it inevitably wants to own you and everything else in the world. This force acts within the human personality as well.”
“The klipot (forces of evil) draw their life-force and nourishment from the souls that they hold captive under their dominion… This is why the klipot exert such effort to cause humans to sin.” Sefer HaGilgulim.
(Hans Morovec is a scientist, and the director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory of Carnegie Mellon University):
“Morovec calmly explains how within the next 30 years we will bypass the present limits upon artificial intelligence and robotic mobility, to the point where we will be able to ‘download’ all of the content of our brains – which are now unfortunately stuck in decaying biological entities – into computers housed within mobile robots, thereby gaining ‘us’ immortality, via these machines. The machines will ‘evolve’ by their own design…and will generate ideas and actions that will far exceed human evolution.”
( Master magicians of Egypt)
Let’s stop there for now, and put together some take home conclusions from what we’ve learned so far:
1) Today’s scientists are yesterday’s ancient Egyptian magicians, and the root of today's 'Erev Rav' tendencies. The Egyptian magicians were also extremely precise, their magic also followed very detailed calculations and rules, and it was all focused on taking power away from Hashem, and trying to control the world and the environment.
2) The Egyptian magicians – like so many of today’s scientists – were also obsessed with ideas of ‘immortality’. Ancient Egypt tried to do this by embalming the body to keep a degree of the lowest soul level, or nefesh, trapped in this world forever, in an attempt to defy God and His justice.
3) Egyptian / Greek technology is doing its best to get people to sin, and to break the connection between us and God. That’s why they’ve come up with all these huge lies about the theory of evolution, the age of the world, the ‘progress’ to be achieved via i-Phones and the internet, pretend cures for cancer, fracking wells and all the rest of it.
4) In the future world of moshiach, we won’t need all this technology, as we’ll be able to tap into the unvarnished power of the soul to do all the good things technology enables us to do without it. That’s what we’re aiming at, strange as all this sounds to our modern, materialistic, technology-dependent ears.
5) The true 'Golden Calf' today is anything that takes the power or honor away from Hashem, and gives it to 'science' instead. If you think that pill is 'curing' your headache, or that the Iron Dome is 'protecting' Israel, or that Darwin and science knows more about the true age of the world than the Torah does - you are effectively worshipping the Golden Calf.
There’s so much more to say about this, as always, but let me leave you with this out of office message that my husband got yesterday from one of his non-Jewish clients:
"I found myself constantly looking at my mobile for no good reason, often in front of my children.
I am experimenting with checking my emails once a day so if you need me urgently please call me or text on [number]. Otherwise I will respond to your email as soon as I am able to.
Thanks for helping me break this cycle!!!"
The push-back against technology and towards true tikkun is beginning.
It seems to me that things are both speeding up and slowing down at the moment. In terms of geophysical events, earthquakes, volcanoes, monster hail, flash floods, crazy weather – it’s speeding up.
And the more the world seems to be in the middle of another round of the biblical 10 plagues, the less some people want to talk about it. Sadly for them, even if you do have your head in the sand as far as you can possibly stick it, the freak weather is getting too strange and too widespread to ignore.
60,000 lightning strikes in one day in the UK (400,000 across Europe)… (By way of reference, a typical storm generates 3,000 lightning strikes, a stormy day could generate 10,000, and the most lightning strikes ever seen in recorded history to date for a day in the UK is 50,000.)
Over in France, the wine region got hit by a monster hailstorm that took out the vines and will help to fulfill the verse in Tractate Sanhedrin about wine being plentiful, but expensive before Moshiach comes.
There are pictures of cadillacs, buicks and other typically enormous American cars getting washed down the street and overturned by raging floodwaters in Maryland. More big cracks just spontaneously opened up in Uganda, adjacent to Kenya and its own slew of big recent cracks. Both of these countries are on the East African rift plate.
So stuff is definitely speeding up.
And at the same time, at least for me, I find it’s slowing down.
The hold the internet has maintained on my life for the last two decades is finally starting to loosen. I’m just not so interested, I’m not so drawn to surf, I’m not so excited to read stuff online anymore.
Intellectually, there’s still some good stuff and I am researching a few things (as always…) but I’m talking about the visceral grip that surfing the net used to catch me in, where I’d feel kind of chained to the PC and unable to turn off. It is still there, it hasn’t gone completely – but it’s greatly, greatly reduced, and for the first time in ages I'm able to do other things again.
Is anyone else out there noticing this? That there’s a feeling that things are winding down, in some way?
That’s part of the reason I don’t feel like posting so much stuff up at the moment. On some level, I think a boundary was crossed recently where events are going to snowball all by themselves, and whichever version of the world you’ve hitched your cart behind, that’s now where you’re headed.
I have lost a lot of my urge to argue with people, and to keep posting up facts and information about things that most people have no intention of changing their minds about. That means the way is being cleared to start writing about other stuff, but I don't know what that is yet.
Before all the craziness really kicked off in earnest in Hawaii, the lava lake in the Kilauaea volcano first drained away and disappeared. If you didn’t know better, you’d think the volcano had dried up and vanished.
The magma was on the move, and was getting ready to burst up and out in a bunch of different, dramatic ways all over the Big Island.
I think that ‘Moshiach Magma’ may be doing the same thing right now. All that energy, all that interest we’ve had in the geula for years and years now is kind of draining away and out of our lives.
Nibiru didn’t show up and blast the planet to smithereens, (thank God), World War 3 with the Iranians didn’t happen (thank God), the banks didn’t all fail overnight leading to mass chaos and unrest, (thank God), North Korea didn’t nuke Miami, (thank God), Hezbollah didn’t start bombing us from the North, and the Gazans didn’t break through from the South (thank God, thank God).
There was no huge ‘explosion’ to usher in the time of Moshiach.
But the Moshiach Magma is still on the move, quietly and surely, and things are being shaken up beneath the surface in a way that is not yet obvious.
Something is changing. Something is happening. But I have no idea what.
At the same time, for the first time in about six years, I’ve started painting again. Life has been so crazy and chaotic that I haven’t been able to pick up a brush since I’ve been in Jerusalem. I still have no idea what’s going on with our aborted house purchase, or where I’m meant to be moving to when my lease runs out in August, but I’m painting again.
Which means that beneath the chaos, the peace and the calm is starting to blossom, however unlikely that seems given just how crazy it all looks right now.
Land is created by volcanic eruptions. That hot magma becomes the basis of the ground, the earth, once it cools off enough to start accreting mud and plants.
So in the midst of all the destruction, something new and wonderful is also being formed, even though it’s too early to make that out yet.
But the ‘Moshiach Magma’ is on the move.
And I guess we’ll all keep watching and waiting to see where it will pop-up next.
This is an updated version of the post I first put up last June, when 'Nibiru-itis' was at its apex. There is still something up there, the Kochav Yaacov that's destined to appear at the End of Days. If we really are close to Moshiach being revealed, then celestial phenomena should be part and parcel of what we're witnessing around us.
And that's exactly what's going on, albeit hidden in plain view.
HOW COMETS REALLY WORK
After a period of pronounced scepticism about all things 'Nibiru' related, a few months back God arranged for me to find an awesome book (that was published more than 20 years’ ago…) called: ‘Mysteries of Creation’, by Rabbi Dovid Brown, which contains a whole bunch of Torah sources and material about the world’s cosmology.
All of a sudden, things started coming together a little more about where the concept of ‘Nibiru’ might actually fit in to the whole picture leading up to Moshiach and the End of Days. The bits from this book that are particularly relevant to our discussion today can be summed up as follows:
The world was only created because people would keep Torah and God’s laws. Whenever people don’t keep Torah and God’s laws, that literally destabilizes the planet.
God destroyed the previous 974 generations before our present world by flipping the earth’s crust over from the water table, completely destroying all life on the planet in an instant, and returning the world to TOHU AND BOHU.
This explains why they’ve found fossils of deep-sea creatures on the highest mountains, and also covers how the dinosaurs disappeared in an instant (plus many other ‘mysteries’ that cannot be explained by evolution or modern science).
God will ‘change’ planet earth seven times before Moshiach comes (according to the Pirkei d’Rabbi Eliezer 18) - and we have one big ‘change’ left to come before the End of Days.
Eretz Yisrael is the only ‘fixed’ land mass on the whole planet, as it’s built on the ‘even shetiyah’, or foundation stone of the whole world. That’s why Chazal call Israel ‘the strong place of the world’.
THE BODY ELECTRIC
The next piece of the puzzle is that people are ‘electrical’ beings. Over on spiritual self-help, I've written a bunch of posts explaining how our hormones, emotions, and so much of our physical functioning and impulses are controlled / initiated / stopped by minute electrical charges, often tripped-off by so-called 'space weather'. Every cell in the human body functions as a tiny battery, or electric circuit and is polarised.
For example, some research was done a few years’ back exploring why suicide rates appeared to jump notably after big solar storms (where the sun would send out solar flares), and also in areas that were very close to power lines.
For now, just tuck this piece of information in at the back of your minds, but when the atmosphere is ‘electrically charged’ in an abnormal way, the human body reacts by our emotions, hormones, and other internal electric signalling systems going haywire. This in turn can lead to extreme emotions and moods, and also physical illnesses.
ENTER SCIENTIST JAMES McCANNEY, AND A WHOLE NEW THEORY ABOUT COMETS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Next I discovered a maverick astrophysicist called James McCanney, who basically got kicked out of his teaching position in Cornell University for discovering a whole bunch of things about the universe that NASA, and many other of the ‘powers that be’ found very disturbing.
And that’s where this post starts to get really, really interesting. I went over to McCanney’s website, bought some of his books on how the weather really works and how the solar system really functions and what comets really are, and that’s what I want to share with you in the rest of this post, God willing, as the overlap with our Jewish sources is absolutely stunning.
There is a ton of information to convey, so I will try to break it up and to make it as easy and simple to digest as possible, because this stuff is really, really important to understanding what is actually happening around us.
SOME FACTS ABOUT THE UNIVERSE NASA WON’T TELL YOU
Before we continue, you should be aware that ‘the theory of evolution’ has become such a dogma in scientific circles and the halls of academia, that despite there being not a single scrap of evidence to support it, and despite the fact that there is more and more information building up that completely disproves it, scientists in every field are bending over backwards to ‘ignore’ any data that doesn’t’ fit with their ‘evolved’ view of the world.
Darwinism gave atheists a way to negate God, and His creation of the world, in an ‘intellectually satisfying’ way, to quote Richard Dawkins. The trouble is, the facts and the data they are uncovering in all spheres of life - from human health, to geology, to astronomy - don’t ‘fit’ the Darwinist dogma that the world was formed 4.2 billion years ago, by completely random chance, and that our solar system has remained a static entity since that time.
Scientist Douglas Axe recently did a whole bunch of experiments on folded proteins - the most simple building block of ‘life’ - that completely disproved the notion that the world could have come about by random chance. The amount of time it would have taken to achieve just one ‘useful’ mutation - let alone a whole bunch of mutations that turned a protozoa into a human being - requires much more time than even the Darwinists’ 4.2 billion years…
Axe was promptly sacked from his research post, and forced to continue as an independent scientist. (He wrote a great book called Undeniable, which explains his experiments - and what they mean for the theory of evolution - very clearly and simply.)
The reason I’m telling you this is to help you to understand WHY so much of the so called ‘science’ today is plain wrong, convoluted, or even deliberately misleading the public. The data proves that God created the world, and that the world is actually a very, very young place (more on this in the next post).
The implications of that are so terrifying to all the atheists running the world, they are telling bigger and bigger lies to try to keep their atheist world-view together.
So now, how is this ‘denial of the obvious’ affecting NASA? One of the key answers to this lies in the whole subject of comets, and how NASA explains how comets are formed, and what they do in the world.
(Since I wrote this post, it's also struck me that our Sages teach that everything revolves around planet earth, while 'science' teaches everything revolves around the sun. I think this is a big part of the reason why no-one can actually correctly predict what's going on with 'Planet X' flybys and dates - they are using the wrong model.)
THE NASA VIEW OF COMETS
Simply put, NASA’s view of comets is that they are ginormous ‘dirty snowballs’ of frozen ice that basically disintegrate when they get too close to the sun (or any other massive heat source). According to NASA, comets can do very little harm to planet earth because:
1) They will melt before they get anywhere near us.
2) The only harm they could do is if they impacted earth directly, which would be such a rare occurrence, we don’t have to worry about it happening for at least another billion years…
Trouble is, the data NASA got from sending a probe up to photograph the interior of the Hale-Bopp comet a few years’ back in the late 1990s completely disproved the ‘dirty snowball’ theory. At the centre of the comet, NASA discovered a huge lump of charred rock, not impacted ice.
That meant that a comet wouldn’t gently dissolve away the nearer it got to the sun. But it also changed the whole picture about what comets really are, and what they potentially can really do to planet earth in such a fundamental way, NASA immediately tried to bury the data and then spin its implications into something more acceptable to orthodox science.
THE ‘JAMES McCANNEY’ THEORY OF WHAT COMETS REALLY ARE, AND WHAT THEY CAN REALLY DO
While all this was going on 20-30 years ago, astro-physicist James McCanney was working at Cornell University, and had access to a lot of the raw data that was streaming in to NASA at that point. McCanney had previously developed what he calls the Plasma Discharge Comet Model, which explained the following:
Our solar system acts like one huge, electrical circuit.
The Sun is a kind of enormous ‘battery’ (what McCanney terms the ‘solar capacitator’), with its negative pole at the surface of the sun, and it’s positive pole pushed far out beyond the last of the planets in our solar system. The ‘positive pole’ takes the form of a sparse ‘nebular cloud of dust and gasses’.
Protons are positively-charged sub-atomic particles. The sun generates what’s called a solar wind that’s made of an excess current of protons, and this solar wind leaves the sun, and blows outward into space. These protons are what keeps the solar ‘battery’ and circuit operating.
Every star, planet and other ‘object’ in the galaxy similarly acts as a cosmic ‘battery’, and also generates these fields around themselves.
When an object shows up in the solar system and enters the field of the ‘solar capacitor’ (and by ‘object’, I’m referring to everything from the smallest chunk of meteor to the largest planet-sized nuclei out there) - they ignite a large discharge of plasma that appears to us humans as a comet, with its flaming tail.
The nucleus of a comet is NEGATIVELY charged, which means it sucks matter, gasses and energy in towards itself, like a ginormous cosmic vacuum cleaner. The comet’s tail material is made up from the surrounding atmosphere, and comets tend to GET BIGGER and build up as they go along, and to not ‘melt away’.
Small comets ‘discharge’ the sun’s energy in a small, localised way. Large comets can ‘discharge’ the sun’s whole solar ‘battery’ power in a very short period of time.
When that happens, it can be very dangerous, because discharging the solar battery triggers violent solar storms which can directly affect the earth via our weather etc (and also, directly affect human beings’ emotions and physical health, by disrupting our own inner ‘electrical circuit’.)
We will discover more about how the earth can be severely impacted by comets from a distance, without them actually impacting the surface of the planet, in a minute.
The last things to say for now about comets is that they move in an extremely erratic and unpredictable way, because the ‘drag’ of the comet’s tail is changing all the time, depending on how much stuff the comet’s picked up, how much it’s discharged, what that ‘stuff’ in its tail actually is etc.
While this post is talking about what’s termed ‘Nibiru’, or ‘Planet X’, the truth is that there are many thousands, maybe even millions of comets out there, that could show up at any time, as God wills it to happen.
The key point to remember from this section is that the solar system is dynamically electric - and NOT electrically ‘neutral’, as NASA claims - and that comets interact with the sun, and the earth, and every other planet / moon / body out there in an ELECTRIC fashion.
HOW COMETS AFFECT THE EARTH FROM A DISTANCE
When a comet first enters our solar system, it’s orbit is massively erratic and unpredictable, as its ‘tail’ continues to gain mass and to slow it down. Eventually, one of two things will happen to the comet:
a) It’ll settle into some sort of ‘regular orbit’ around the sun
b) It’ll become ‘captured’ by a larger planet as a new moon (although it can subsequently still break free from its ‘mother planet’ in the future).
Until either of these things occur, the comet can wreak havoc on the solar system and the existing planets here.
The least likely scenario is that a comet will bash straight into the earth, which depending on its size could easily kill everything and everyone on the planet. Statistically speaking, the laws of nature decree that to be a very unlikely event (although of course, Hashem runs the world so really there aren’t any ‘laws of nature’ here.)
What we can say as believing Jews is that there is nothing in our Torah sources to suggest that Hashem is going to turn the lights off on planet earth and the whole human race for good (at least, at this point in history), so we can effectively scratch that option off the cards.
What could very well happen, though - and what HAS happened on many, many occasions beforehand - is that Hashem will use a passing comet to cause sizeable destruction and mayhem to planet earth, and to reconfigure the earth’s seasons, calendar, topography, atmosphere and many other things besides.
Remember, God ‘destroyed’ 974 worlds before ours, by overturning the earth’s mantle from the T’HOM, or water table.
Later on, from Adam and Eve on, Hashem drastically altered the seasons, atmosphere, topography, etc etc on six separate occasions, all of which are listed in Rav Dovid Brown’s excellent book, based on the midrashim and Torah sources.
The last ‘tweak’ of the earth’s climate / seasons / atmosphere / calendar etc is meant to occur concurrent with geula, and the time of Moshiach and the end of days. I.e., right around now.
NATURAL DISASTERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE PHENOMENA ASSOCIATED WITH COMETS
So, how does a near-miss with an large, planet-sized comet achieve all this stuff, according to the laws of nature as described by physicist James McCanney?
1) The sun produces far more ‘electric energy’ than light energy.
2) The earth has a huge, vertical electrical field that is sustained by the sun’s electrical power distribution system. The current of this field is stored in the earth’s ionosphere, and the air in our atmosphere is what’s called ‘dielectric material’.
3) Usually, the earth’s magnetic field protects us and buffers us from the sun’s energy. When the electrical conditions in our solar system start to change rapidly, as the result of an additional ‘body’ starting to engage the sun and increase the amount of ‘charge’ going into and out of the the ‘solar battery’, the electrical fields and currents that we’re subject to down here on planet earth start to go haywire as the sun discharges more, and greater, solar flares.
4) When something like a large comet approaches our solar system, as soon as it reaches the outer edge of the planets, the solar system’s ‘electricity’ starts to ratchet up to much higher levels.
5) More electrification = more energy in the earth’s atmosphere and the earth’s oceans = more evaporation of water = more ‘haze’ in the atmosphere. In turn, this triggers off a bunch of ‘climate change’ phenomena like:
6) Now, a word about magnetic fields: they require an electric current to generate, and the electrical current needs a ‘battery’ to power it. The ‘battery’ for the earth’s magnetic field is the nuclear fusion that’s occurring at the top of the solar atmosphere.
7) Our earth’s magnetic field is made up of many layers, some of which are ‘stable’, but most of which are variable, and highly affected by what’s occurring in the atmosphere around them.
8) The variable part of the magnetic field can be temporarily reversed, or ‘flipped’, for short periods of time as a result of massive solar storms and / or comets passing very close by to the earth.
9) Every planet / moon / comet / object in the solar system generates some sort of ‘magnetic field’ as a result of its electrical interaction with the sun, including our own moon. That’s why new moons have the biggest impact on the earth’s weather.
10) Planet earth’s magnetic field diverts the ‘solar wind’ - that current of electrically charged photons that’s constantly streaming our way from the sun - from the planet.
11) The closer a comet of size comes to the sun, the more electrical discharge starts to happen, which causes more energy in the solar atmosphere, leading to more and stronger solar flares, which in turn can affect or alter the earth’s magnetic field structure - leading to crazy weather, climate change phenomena, and even crazier people.
So far so good?
Great! Because now it’s going to get even more mind-blowing.
WHEN A LARGE COMET COMES CLOSE TO THE EARTH, IT CAN LITERALLY CHANGE EVERYTHING, INCLUDING SHIFTING THE POLES
Thus far, we’ve been describing the ‘minor’ results that can occur when a large comet enters the solar system, even if doesn’t pass so close to the earth. But when a large comet passes close to the earth, then things can start to get really quite scary.
(Take a long breath, and remember God is running the world and in charge of everything.)
There are two main problems a large, close-passing comet can cause (aside from all the freak weather, earthquakes and volcanoes described above, which is really small potatoes compared to what’s coming next):
1) It can cause the earth’s poles to permanently shift to a different location, instantly plunging those new polar regions into the deep freeze.
2) It can set off a massive ‘gravitational wave’ that would literally ripple through the earth’s mantle, or crust, causing mountain ranges to instantly spring up from the ground (or the sea…) in some areas, while plunging other land masses permanently into the ocean.
Let me quote something from James McCanney’s books:
“The only process that could cause a shift or rotation of the spin axis of the earth’s mantle is a gravitational wave set off by a large passing comet.”
A WORD ABOUT POLE ‘FLIPS’
When people talk about the ‘poles flipping’, they have a mistaken idea that the magnetic ‘charge’ associated with each pole will swap places. As mentioned, the earth’s magnetic field is layered, and the variable part of it that’s caused by electrical currents and fields HAS flipped temporarily on a number of occasions already, including in recent times, due to massive solar storms.
But the ‘permanent’ part of the magnetic field that’s associated with the magnetic iron and nickel deposits located in the earth’s crust are actually scattered all over the planet, literally, and can’t ‘flip over’ as a whole.
The earth is not a solid piece of magnetised rock: the core of the earth is molten (as attested to by our own sources as referenced by Rabbi Dovid Brown, when he talks about where Gehinnom is 'hidden' on planet earth.)
WHAT HAPPENS WITH A ‘GRAVITATIONAL WAVE’?
Remember, the comet’s nucleus (which can be literally as large, or even larger, than our own planet, in the larger comets) is negatively charged, electrically, which means it’s exerting a huge ‘sucking’ force on everything around it.
As a large comet passes close to planet earth, it starts to pull at the earth’s atmosphere, and tug on our magnetic field (I’m not describing this section in scientific language. Please see James McCanney’s books for the physics and scientific theory behind what I’m describing with some poetic license.)
If the pull from that passing comet is strong enough, it’ll trigger tidal waves across both the world’s oceans AND the earth’s mantle.
Imagine it like this: take the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner, and run it along a piece of cloth. The cloth is literally ‘lifted’ off the floor as the nozzle runs over it, and ripples, returning to a different place on the floor after the nozzle has passed over it.
THAT’S WHAT A BIG ENOUGH COMET CAN DO TO THE EARTH’S CRUST.
“The waves ripple through the [earth’s] mantle at thousands of miles per hour, as the remote object’s gravitational field drags the tidal bulge around the globe.” - James McCanney
The earth’s crust kind of ‘floats’ on top of the core underneath. It’s like a tablecloth. If a stormwind ripped through your house and pulled the table cloth off before dumping it back on, that tablecloth could easily be inside out, back-to-front, horizontal instead of vertical, bunched up in places, flattened out in others.
If the earth’s crust was sufficiently ‘moved’ by the gravitational wave, that could have the effect of moving the poles to a different part of the planet.
If that happened, the number of days per year would change, the seasons would change, and our existing calendars simply wouldn’t work any more. Whole continents could literally disappear overnight, and new ones could rise to replace them.
Remember this point from this section: If there is a PHYSICAL pole shift, the days of the year, seasons and the calendar will all be altered.
Again, God has already done this to the world since Adam and Eve was created on a number of occasions.
That’s why they found frozen mastodons in Siberia last century that still had tropical leaves and flowers intact in their throats. Before that particular pole shift, Siberia had a temperate climate.
When the poles shifted to the present position, the mastodons were ‘flash frozen’ so fast and so deeply that 3,000 years later, people were eating defrosted ‘Mastodon’ steaks in fancy cafes in France, because the meat was still fresh.
Everything you’re reading is the true, scientifically-proven way the solar system operates, and the ‘natural way’ that a comet can, could had already has affected our world. We aren’t talking about ‘supernatural’ miracles here, although of course, there really is no ‘nature’, as we already mentioned, because God is running the show 100%.
WHY ERETZ ISRAEL IS THE SAFEST PLACE IN THE WORLD
I just want to quickly mention here that according to our Torah sources, the only ‘fixed’ landmass in the world is Eretz Yisrael, which is affixed to the ‘even shetiyah’, or foundation stone of the world.
In terms of what we’re discussing and the ‘gravitational wave’ that could hit the earth’s crust as a result of a near-miss with a large comet, Eretz Yisrael is the part of the tablecloth that’s screwed down to the table. That baby isn’t going anywhere.
Also, as we’re closer to the equator, the chance of Eretz Yisrael being one of the places that would get instantly ‘deep frozen’ as a result of a pole shift is zero - and the reason I’m saying ‘zero’ instead of ‘very small’ is because our Jewish sources make it clear that Eretz Yisrael is the third of the world that would come through any planetary destruction scheduled to happen before the end of days happens, unscathed.
Of course, if people make teshuva our true tzaddikim could sweeten all this, and just being in Eretz Yisrael is no guarantee of anything, especially if you're publicly bad-mouthing the true tzaddikim etc, but it's interesting to note.
THE DESTRUCTIVE EFFECTS OF THE COMET’S TAIL
The last thing to cover in this post is the destructive effects of a large comet’s tail. Again, we’re not talking about a comet directly impacting the earth here. We’re talking about what can occur when a large comet (really a planet…) passes close to the earth without hitting it.
As that negatively-charged comet nucleus roars around solar system, it starts picking up more and more ‘stuff’ which it carries along with it as its ‘tail’. That tail can contain gasses like oxygen and hydrogen, naptha (oil), and even showers of meteors which typically contain metal ore and are ‘attracted’ to the comet as a pin would be attracted to a magnet.
The larger the comet, the larger it’s negatively charged field, and the bigger the meteor rocks it can pull along with it.
Again, when we’re talking about ‘Planet X’ or Nibiru, we have to bear in mind that there are MANY ‘Nibirus’ out there, and all of them are accompanied by other objects including meteors and asteroids.
Now, depending on which planet, or celestial body, wins the electrical and gravitational tug-of-war that occurs when two large planets / comets / bodies pass too close by to each other, the following happens:
1) The ‘winner’ sucks away all of the debris / atmosphere / gasses from the other party and ends up with all that stuff kind of ‘dumped’ into its own atmosphere. That could include massive amounts of water, nafta, metal ore and I don’t know what else.
2) The ‘loser’ ends up losing a good deal, or even ALL of its debris / atmosphere / gasses etc.
That’s one way Planet Earth could be deluged by enormous amounts of water, nafta, rocks and other things that currently can't be found on earth.
But even if the nucleus of a big comet didn’t come close enough for that to happen, we could still be deluged with water and other things, if the earth passed directly through the TAIL of a comet.
Passing through a large comet’s tail would block the sun, again change the composition of the atmosphere, affect the magnetic fields, and lead to flooding all over the globe on a scale hard to imagine.
McCanney estimates that it would take approximately 40 days for the planet earth to move through a comet tail that was 20-40 million miles across (i.e., an average-to-large comet.)
If you’re thinking that ’40 days’ sounds familiar, you’re right: this is what occurred during Noah's flood, or he Mabul, as it's called in Hebrew.
TO SUM UP: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A LARGE COMET ENTERS THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Let’s conclude this monster post with a summation of what will occur, according to the natural laws of the way the solar system and our physical world truly operates, if a large comet enters our solar system, EVEN IF IT DOESN’T DIRECTLY IMPACT PLANET EARTH.
Again, the closer it comes and the bigger it is, the more problems it will potentially cause us. But even if it’s just somewhere ‘out there’ in our solar system, the increased electrical activity and solar flares can cause the following to happen:
And that’s if ‘Planet X’ doesn’t come too close, or isn’t too big, to spark off a ‘gravitational wave’ that could literally jerk the planet’s crust around so violently the poles would physically shift position, with all that entail, or if we wouldn’t pass directly through the comet’s tail.
As you can see, there’s lots to pray for!
Again, the reason you aren’t hearing about all this stuff on the news is because modern science is devoted to proving the mendacious theory of evolution correct, and likes to pretend that the world has been here for eons, and that big changes like I’ve described here only occur over billions of years.
But the truth is very different, and that truth is borne out and described in multiple places in our Torah, midrashim and other teachings.
Since I first wrote this piece last year, it's amazing how much of this list of comet-induced phenomena is happening all around us at the moment. Something is definitely out there, and it corresponds to geula and Moshiach being revealed.
The last thing to say is that our true tzaddikim can control the planetary objects, because we Jews are above the stars, and the greatest of us can literally demonstrate that.
(It's not an accident that the disgusting Ynet chose to headline their recent smear piece with: 'The Rabbi can control the sun and the moon'. That's another clue from God what's really going on here.)
So, we live in very interesting times, and if you check back on spiritualselfhelp.org HERE, you'll find a bunch of the scientific evidence that the scientific community have either overlooked, mis-classified or suppressed that backs up everything you've learnt in this post 100%.
Comets cause massive, and often instantaneous changes on planet earth. Those changes affect every area of life, including how we humans function, physically, mentally and physically.
And behind the comets stands God, and His Torah, and His true tzaddikim.
Things are moving so fast, it’s hard to even hold on to the latest headline ‘panic’ story before another one pushes it out of the way.
Back on April 13th, we were all worrying about the Cold War replay stand-off that was taking place in Syria with the US and Putin’s Russian squaring up to each other.
Then on April 25th there was North Korea’s last nuclear test, which melted down their under-mountain test site and had China worrying about North Korean subterranean nuclear contamination crossing the border.
(Which, if you ask me, is the real reason Kim Jon Un suddenly decided he’s for peace, and not war, with South Korea. Apparently.)
Then on April 26th, we had the awful, unprecedented storms that killed 10 teens in the Israeli desert and brought flash flooding to wide swathes of the Middle East, while the temperature in places like Pakistan shot up to a world-breaking 51 ®C – killing more than 1,300 people and making 100,000 ill - which is just plain crazy.
Meanwhile, temperatures across the world yo-yoed from record lows to record highs – often within 24 hours – then back again. In the UK, for example, they broke one record after another the last few weeks, both for the most snow ever at this time, the lowest temperatures ever for this time, the most rain in one day, ever, for this time, and the highest temperatures ever, for this time.
Now, with Trump pulling the plug on the awful deal with Iran, the mullahs will probably try to start a war before their economy gets so bad their long-suffering populace finally overthrows them. Today, the North of Israel was told to get their bomb-shelters ready, because something is probably going to start happening soon.
NO WONDER I'M NOT FEELING SO HOT...
If you’re a regular reader of this blog (first of all, thank you!) and second of all, you’ll know that whenever there is ‘war’ in the air, I get some very weird physical symptoms that I can’t explain by more normal routes.
Guess what? The last two weeks, those physical symptoms have been back so strongly, I had to rush off to Superpharm to get two bottles of Rescue Remedy and book and emergency trip to Uman.
It could be that all this current 'din' will also get sweetened by the nation’s true tzaddikim, but it could also be some rockets are going to start flying around all over the place again. Only time will tell.
But nuclear war is not really what’s worrying me. What’s going on in Hawaii – and along the US Western seaboard, and around Yellowstone, and around the world’s beaches and estuaries – is far more interesting, and concerning.
Over on spiritualselfhelp, I wrote up a whole bunch of posts based on Immanuel Velikovsky’s research about how the geology of our planet didn’t change slowly over millions and billions of years, as the God-less scientists like to claim. Changes in the earth’s topography happen much, much faster than that.
Continents can literally break apart in a week, a month, a year – i.e. a very short period of time. Volcanoes can spring up overnight, dry land can become flooded, and the bottom of the ocean can become a mountain peak in a very short period of time – an hour, a day, a week, who really knows the timescale?
Because massive geological changes in our planet are tripped off, electromagnetically, by near misses and close calls with big celestial objects.
We know that Moshiach’s arrival will coincide with a whole bunch of geo-magnetic upheavals, including massive earthquakes, mountains moving around the planet, and at some point in the process, the whole earth being covered with water for a thousand years.
That’s not small stuff.
And it’s starting to happen in front of our eyes.
In Hawaii, the lava from Mount Kilauea didn’t explode out the top of the crater, as usually happens with volcanoes. Strangely, the volcano is oozing out of the bottom of the crater, and travelling 24 miles away before popping up – literally in the middle of the road – in the Leilani housing estate.
The volcano is miles and miles away from where the lava is popping up. Which tells you that something is agitating the lava in the volcano, not the other way round. Remember those stories from a few months back that scientists have discovered a huge pool of rising lava under the US?
Go back to sleep, don’t worry about anything, this stuff takes millions and billions of years to do anything dramatic! That’s what they like to tell us all.
But it’s not true.
If you take a look at MR MMB333’s video here (the video itself is shmirat eynayim friendly, but the ads may not be) you’ll see that he’s also starting to draw parallels with the incredibly fast pace of the lava flow in Hawaii, and the flow of lava that was meant to have taken millions and millions of years to form the Yellowstone caldera.
In other words, we can start to see with our own eyes that enormous earth changes occur in a very short amount of time – and I have a feeling that more convincing evidence of that is on the way.
Huge fissures in the ground are appearing overnight in New Zealand and Africa. The weather’s going crazy all over the world, and shorelines that remained unchanged for 2,000 years are disappearing or re-appearing overnight. Animals are acting strange all over the place – with elephants and camels being found trying to swim away, to somewhere, in the oceans, and sea-borne birds migrating to the very middle of the continental US.
Away from the coast.
Two days ago, the Western coast of the USA was shaken by a 4.5 magnitude earthquake. Up in British Columbia, on Canada’s Western coast, highways are starting to warp and crack. The earthquake swarms around Yellowstone are now up to 400 a week. Something similar happened a few weeks’ back in Hawaii, before the lava started moving and exploding out of the ground in front of people’s houses.
The Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone has now erupted three times in two months - highly unusual. The underground pressure in the area, and on the earth’s crust all over the world, is clearly building and building. And the changes, if and when they come, aren’t going to take a million or billion years.
They could literally happen in the blink of an eye.
If you read THIS over on spiritualselfhelp, you’ll start to have more pieces of the puzzle as to what is going on right now, and what it COULD mean.
I’m personally a big believer in our true tzaddikim sweetening all of the judgments, but that does come with the enormous caveat that this only works for the people who believe in them, and stick close to them. And sadly, there’s still so many people who are still on the wrong side of that equation.
I’m going to re-post my epic post about how comets really work next, because it also explains why strange noises are being heard in the heavens all over the world, and explains more of the real science underpinning the strange events that are being reported, but without the journalists (and also the scientists they quote) really having any idea what it is they are really showing us.
Seems to me, the world really is gearing up for Moshiach to show up soon.
And war with Iran is probably going to be the least of our problems.
I’m doing my darndest to stay off news sites as much as possible at the moment, but even so, it’s hard to ignore the looming showdown on the horizon between the US and Russia in Syria.
While I’m not big on ‘conspiracy theories’, having been sucked into one too many paranoid delusions by crazy bloggers in the past, it does strike me as rather strange that whoever it is should have apparently used chemical weapons against civilians AGAIN in Syria.
I mean, you can do a much better job of killing people by sticking to conventional weapons and bombs, and the world is so hypocritical that it doesn’t care a hoot if 70 Syrian children got blown to pieces by a regular bomb (unless they could somehow claim that the Joos did it – and yes SOTT and all the other rabidly anti-semitic ‘alternative’ news sites, will definitely try to do that.)
But apart from when Jews kill aggressive Arab terrorists, no-one really cares when anyone else does it, or how they do it, as long as they don’t use chemical weapons.
So the question begs to be asked: with Trump publicly stating he wants US soldiers out of Syria just last week; and with the rebels fighting the Assad government on their last legs; and with a few more attempts at creating a real cease-fire in the pipeline – why, o why would whoever it is use chemical weapons at this point in the game?
Unless whoever it is was really, really keen on triggering World War III, but crazy as Trump and Putin honestly really are, even they aren’t itching for a direct confrontation. If they were, it would have happened by now, but both of them seem to be strangely reticent about being the one to hit the ‘start’ button on that particular bit of madness.
As I wrote about HERE, there’s been something strange rumbling on in the UK for weeks, also involving Russians and chemical compounds, and a whole bunch of things about that particular story also don’t add up.
Again, it just looks like another clumsy attempt by whoever is is to try and sow more discord in the world, and bring us a whole bunch closer to WWIII.
While I was pondering this, I was researching some stuff about giants – like real giants, as described in the Torah – which lead to the discovery that the UK has some ancient folklore traditions that ‘Gog and Magog’ was the giant-sized ancestor of the ancient, original inhabitants of the British Isles.
I know this sounds so bizarre, but while all of us in the geula-sphere have been trying to figure out the identity of Gog and Magog in today’s world, massive straw effigies of the giant GogandMagog have been parading in London’s Lord Mayor’s Show every year for the last 2,000 years…
When the US first became an independent country, King George (Gog) III was on the throne in the UK. The first president of the US, as we all know, was George (Gog) Washington. Gog and Magog. So Britain and the former British colony, the US, are collectively GogandMagog.
Who left the British Mandate of Palestine in such a deliberate mess that Arabs and Jews would be at each other’s throats for at least the next thousand years, barring Divine intervention and Moshiach? Britain.
Which brings me to another strange observation. A few months’ ago, I was walking through Ben Gurion airport when I noticed a massive picture ‘celebrating’ the State of Israel’s 70th year, and Zionism’s 120th birthday.
I couldn’t help but reflect that in yiddishkeit, both of these numbers reflect the end of an era, a set period of time, an allotment of life, that is now coming to a close. Until 120! To put this another way, it seemed a clear sign that ‘Zionism’ was on its last legs, which seemed to be compounded by the US decision to open up their embassy in Jerusalem on the State’s 70th birthday, which could lead to who knows what happening.
And then, there was the awesome video of Rav Berland and Rav Dov Kook coming together to ‘bring the geula’ on rosh chodesh Nisan, traditionally our month of redemption.
When you start to take all this together, and then combine it with all the absolute craziness, massive tests of emuna and general ‘I can’t continue on like this anymore’ vibe hitting everyone I know in their private lives…
And then add in the fact that mutation-causing UVC rays are now penetrating the earth’s atmosphere and actually hitting the earth’s surface for the first time in modern history, which could lead to all sorts of strange developments, perhaps including human beings growing wings before the whole planet gets flooded with water as part of the geula process, as we find being described in the deeper Jewish sources…
And never mind all the strange weather and geological phenomena everyone all over the world is experiencing right now, because that’s old news, right?
Then, it really does seem to be pointing in the direction of something about to kick off, very soon, that could potentially completely transform the whole world as we know it.
( See Sanhedrin 92a, 92b and 97a)
The last strange musing to share with you is that I read THIS article over on the Rav Berland website about the Rav and Rav Yitzhak Yosef calling for Israel to intervene to save human lives in Syria, which was a big part of the reason the Israeli government decided to go after him six years ago.
And then I went over to THIS article on Ha’aretz, which described some of the shock and surprise that even the lefties in Israel felt after hearing the Rav’s words. And I scrolled down to the bottom, and was amazed to find that one of the ‘chassidim’ that Haaretz decided to photograph that night was the man who two short week’s later turned ‘State’s witness’ against Rav Berland and started the whole slanderous campaign off against him.
The chances of him being photographed out of a crowd of 8,000 people are very small.
Did Haaretz know what was about to come, or is this just another small sign that God is running every detail of the world, and there is a tremendous harmony and unity hidden behind all the surface chaos, that occasionally peeks through in these small ways?
But we certainly live in very interesting times.
Over on the Shuvu Banim website in English, they've just posted up a truly awesome video of Rav Berland and Rav Dov Kook that was taken motzae shabbat just past, Shabbat HaGadol, in Holon.
When I saw this video, I got shivers down my spine even though I couldn't really understand what was being said. I just had the feeling that this was massive, huge. I don't know why, exactly.
But then I got the translation in English, and it mamash appears as though these two massive tzaddikim were engaged in something very meaningful motzae shabbat, that was directly connected with bringing the geula.
If you want the full English translation, then go take a look at the Shuvu Banim post HERE.
If you just want to see the video in the original Hebrew, press play.
There are huge things going on weather-wise all over the planet right now. Again, when Am Yisrael left Egypt, and when the sea split, and when we received the Torah, these were all 'comet' events.
So when Rav Berland says that Hashem is going to do more miracles for us soon like those He did for us during the time we left Egypt, the mind boggles as to what he's really talking about.
But if you ask me, the chances of geula really happening soon just went up a whole other level.
The last few days there’s been so much din, or judgment in the air it’s been pretty hard to think straight. There has been so much going on this week ‘behind the scenes’.
As usual, the path to ‘redemption’ is proving to be anything but smooth, and we’ve been having some ongoing and completely unexpected issues with trying to finalise the purchase of our house. Without some serious help from Hashem, things could get very complicated, very quickly on that front.
I guess we’ll find out what will be.
In the meantime, I’m not worrying about it, because on Wednesday I found out that someone I was close to in university had actually passed away a little while back at the age of 48. One day they just didn’t wake up.
So steady jobs and house ownership is all well and good, and I’m not at all knocking them. But they still pale into comparison to good health, staying happily married and actually being alive, and baruch Hashem, on that last score I’m doing OK, so really, what is there to complain about?
It’s a very useful perspective to cultivate, as the world is continuing to go even more bonkers.
If it’s isn’t the weather - crazy floods in Australia and Santa Barbara, crazy snow in the Eastern seaboard and the UK, 5 inch hail in Alabama and South Africa, bolts of lightning coming out of clear blue sky that’s ‘randomly’ killing a whole bunch of people across the African continent, to name but a few - then it’s crazy dictators with nuclear weapons and no obvious brakes on their appetite for destruction.
Syria is still seeing hundreds if not thousands of civilians being killed and dispossessed every week, even as the official ‘ceasefire’ creaks along.
The world’s financial markets are rocking around like a dingy in the middle of a hurricane, as Trump is going into ‘protectionist’ mode in the US. (Say what you will, but as a President of the US, he is actually doing what’s in the best interests of that country.)
The Arabs have started stabbing people, and running people down, and shooting people up again both in Israel and now France. The dreaded ‘peace plan’ is due to be unveiled soon, and that always brings a huge uptick in Arab violence, because God just uses them to put a spoke in the wheel of the West’s ‘best intentions’ for Israel.
But the strangest thing of all, at least to me, is all this weird stuff with the poisoning of a former Russian double-agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, in the UK.
I was speaking to a London-based relative of mine with slightly paranoid tendencies who told me there’s this new website called ‘The Blast Zone’ that’s all the rage, because it tells you how fast you’ll be toast if the UK gets nuked. If my relative is at work, he’ll get incinerated immediately if they bomb London. If he’s at home in the suburbs, then it’ll take him three days to die from radiation poisoning.
I had to ask him: Why are you even looking at all that stuff? Who in the world is talking about nuking London, that this is even on your radar?
He told me: Kim Il Jong or Putin.
Apparently, the war of words with Moscow is getting so abrasive, at least a few people in the UK have pinged back into full ‘cold war’ mode, when worrying about getting nuked is what everyone did before breakfast.
But in 2018, is that really on the cards?
So, I started to dig around a bit with this Skripal stuff, and some very interesting things emerged, like the links between Skripal and Christopher Steele and Pablo Miller. These last two are ex-British secret service men who were apparently hired by the Clinton Foundation to pull together the ‘Russian Dossier’ on Trump.
I guess that Dossier was meant to lead to Trump being impeached, and then ‘sanity’ returning to American politics, but looks like God had other plans and now, the tables are starting to be turned all over the place and trails are starting to be followed back to some highly inconvenient places.
Rebbe Nachman told us very clearly that ‘the talkers’ would take each other out in the lead up to Moshiach being revealed in the world, and it looks to me like this Russian spy saga is another part of that process. Because if Putin wanted the Skripals dead, they’d be properly dead, and there would be no ‘obvious’ clues leading back to the Kremlin.
Russia is for sure bumping people off all the time - and so is America, and so is France, and so is Britain, and so is Israel, and so is every other government you care to name. Murdering ‘undesirables’ has been the name of the game for a very long time, Commandment Number 6 notwithstanding.
And they’ve all got so good at it, that they can pass all sorts of assassinations off as untraceable ‘accidents’ and ‘illnesses’ these days. So what on earth is going on here? Europe and the UK seem to be making a huge fuss over something that really doesn’t seem to justify it, given the way the world has been working for years.
When another Russian ex-spy, Andrei Litvinenko, was obviously poisoned to death in the UK a few years’ back, no-one raised an eyebrow. When a number of other Russian ex-spies and oligarchs all got mysteriously run-down, or ‘committed suicide’ in the UK, no-one uttered a peep.
So the official British protests over the Skripals are extremely strange.
My view is that God is getting the Brits and the Europeans to pick a fight with the Russians as part of the process of the ‘talkers’ outing each other’s skeletons. For once, Russia isn’t behind this high-profile poisoning. But my best guess is that Putin will now be highly motivated to find out who was, and to publicise that information all across the world.
And then, things will start to get really interesting.
Ah, Moshiach, who is going to be sane enough to really greet you, when you do actually finally show up? Things are moving so fast, and are potentially so stressful in a million different ways, my brain has kind of shut down and gone into hibernation.
This is the famous holy apathy that Rav Ofer Erez taught is the only way to get through this last, final stage before Moshiach actually comes. Because really, if we took all this stuff seriously, we’d all just have a nervous breakdown and then no-one would be able to make seder.
But serious it still apparently is. So, as I don’t pop pills or smoke joints to deal with my anxiety, I guess I better schedule in some more long hours talking to God and maybe, visiting some Kivrei Tzaddikim.
Because the world is getting crazier by the moment, and I still have to make Pesach.
A few days’ back, I had four nights in a row of extremely intense dreams. This happens sometimes. I can go for months and months without dreaming anything much, and then have a bevy of whopping, big meaningful dreams one after another.
The first dream was a really awful nightmare about the force of evil being maintained in the world by thoughtless people who really had no idea what they were messing with, or what bad things they were unleashing as a result.
Thank God, I don’t get dreams that disturbing very often, but when they come, around once a year, I walk around panic-stricken and shaken for at least a day afterwards. And then there were two more internal, but still intense dreams. And then on the last day, I dreamt the whole country was being flooded by an enormous tsunami.
The weird thing about that tsunami is that while it was towering over me five stories tall, I actually didn’t get wet. It passed me by somehow, and went and flooded everything else.
It wasn’t a bad dream, like that other nightmare, but I felt I was getting some clue I had to go and research more, not least because when I was walking around Tel Aviv getting soaked to the skin a couple of months’ ago, I saw a really strange municipality sign affixed in a couple of locations.
Report from Hamodia: YERUSHALAYIM -Israel is not considered a high-risk country for tsunamis, but the Tel Aviv Municipality and Israel Police on Thursday decided that signs warning of the possibility of a giant wave hitting Israel’s coast were necessary anyway. The new signs warn that Tel Aviv beaches are a “tsunami hazard zone,” with the warning listed in English, Hebrew and Arabic. However, instructions on what to do are listed only in Hebrew and Arabic.
It was a brand new, blue and white ‘tsunami warning’ sign, which told the good citizens of Tel Aviv which direction they should run away in, should the city be hit by a tsunami.
That sign struck me as so very weird, because as far as I can tell, Tel Aviv has never, ever come even close to experiencing a tsunami. And if it did, running away a few metres up the road isn’t going to help anyone, much.
So I sat down, googled ‘tsunami’ - and I realized it was the seven day anniversary of when that massive tsunami hit the Fukishima nuclear reactor in Japan. Hmm. Maybe that was the tsunami vibe I’d picked up? Tsunami past, not tsunami present?
I googled a bit more, and I came across some videos by MrMMB333, who has been a gentle but obsessive observer of freak weather for a few years’ now. In contrast to so many of the ‘Prophets of Nibiru’ on the internet, he’s never made any big claims, never set any dates in stone, generally never even said the word ‘Nibiru’, or anything like that.
All he does is collate information from a number of satellite feeds, and other people who are also measuring strange things like huge spikes in UV readings across the North American continent, and he shares that info with his viewers with mild comments about things being ‘mighty strange’.
He had a whole bunch of recent things up on his site about what he calls ‘water anomalies’, namely strange shoreline phenomena that is seeing parts of the coast all over the world being strangely inundated with water, while other parts of the coast are being strangely exposed, and the sea water has somehow ‘disappeared’.
For example, parts of Europe and the UK got hit with Storm Emma a couple of weeks’ ago, and in the wake of that storm, an old Roman aqueduct that had been submerged for centuries suddenly appeared off the coast of Spain. How? Somehow, all the water in that area receded - permanently - and it revealed a ‘new’ stretch of coast including this ancient aqueduct.
Then weirder still, Storm Emma headed up the west coast of the British Isles, on the Irish side of the country, and on the east coast of Britain, facing France, a new massive stretch of coastline suddenly appeared, containing a massive forest of ‘7000 year old’ (sic) tree stumps.
Again, what’s strange about this is that these new/ old stretches of coast seem to have been permanently acquired. Something fundamental is shifting the earth’s oceans around and gently, gently, starting to re-draw the map of the world.
WHEN MOSHIACH COMES THE WORLD IS GOING TO CHANGE RADICALLY
For months, the messages I’ve been getting in my hitbodedut sessions is that the world is going to change, radically, but also (relatively…) very slowly and gently this time around. There will be no massive and instantaneous wrenching of the earth’s mantle without warning. Things will happen in due course, the world will probably experience a new ‘Matan Torah’ type event at some early stage of the open geula process.
But Moshiach will be revealed by then, and telling people to ‘bring in their cattle’, or to move country, or whatever it is they need to do to stay safe. This is how it happened in Egypt. Moshe the redeemer showed up, was believed by some of the people, not believed in by many of the others, things started to get pretty strange, weather-wise - and the whole test was whether to believe Moshe was ‘in control’ of events, as the prophet of Hashem, or whether it was all just comet-induced freak weather.
That’s why the sorcerers only grudgingly acknowledged that the ‘finger of God’ was somehow involved from the third plague onwards. But even by the plague of hail, many Egyptians were still denying Hashem’s kingship of the world, and refused to heed Moshe’s warning to ‘bring in their cattle’ when that plague struck.
HOW DID DATAN AND AVIRAM MAKE IT OUT OF EGYPT?
A few weeks’ ago, my husband asked Rav Ofer Erez why Datan and Aviram made it out of Egypt, and didn’t die in the plague of darkness with the other 4/5 of Am Yisrael? I mean, they were pretty ucky, yucky people, and they were behind so many of Moshe’s problems right from the start, with their evil speech, criticism, heresy and trouble-making.
Rav Ofer said there were two explanations:
1) That Datan and Aviram were actually enormous souls. He told my husband there’s a midrash that says they actually didn’t leave with the rest of the Israelite camp, because they thought they were only going out for three days, and then returning to Egypt, so they couldn’t be bothered coming along for that.
It’s only when the Egyptians realized that the Jews were going for good and set off in pursuit that Datan and Aviram grabbed their things, and tried to catch up with them. The midrash says an amazing thing: the sea split again, just for these two evil-doers.
They had so much potential in their souls, but they used it all for bad. So that’s one explanation, Datan and Aviram were not ‘standard’ evil-doers and potentially extremely lofty souls.
2) Another explanation is that the Jews that died in the plague of darkness died for a specific reason, and not necessarily because they were ‘bad’. And the specific reason given by the deeper Jewish sources is that they didn’t believe in the Tzaddik’s ability to redeem them.
Clearly, some ‘bad’ people made it out of Egypt - Datan and Aviram, Korach, the Erev Rav etc etc. Clearly, being ‘good’ wasn’t the measure of who made it out.
Believing in the Tzaddik was.
As it was then, so it may well be today.
After that tsunami dream, I did some serious hitbodedut about it, trying to figure out the message, at least for me. I got a picture in my head of a massive Rav Berland holding back the waves, and all these half-dead people who’d been buried in the sand kind of levitating up out the ground and floating after him.
To me, the message was clear. There is some sort of tsunami coming, whatever that actually means, that will overwhelm the world. But if you’re following after the Tzaddik - whoever that ultimately turns out to be - you’ll be ok, you’ll stay dry.
And if not?
I shudder to think.
This is another oldie, but goody, from a couple of years' ago.
The birth of Moshiach
We’re all so used to all the ‘birthpangs of Moshiach’ imagery that’s been tossed around for decades already, that I think many of us have forgotten what a birth is actually like.
Births are messy - blood, poop and I-don’t-know-what other gross things flying around the place.
They’re incredibly stressful - until the very last second when the baby pops out, everyone has a worry that it might not get there, God forbid, or that something could go wrong to harm the baby, or the mother.
They’re long, drawn out processes with a lot of stopping and starting - “I’m in labour!” - no, it’s just Braxton Hicks. “The contractions have started!” They’ve stopped again. “I’ve been having painful contractions for three weeks, already, I MUST be more than ½ cm dilated by now!!” etc etc
By the time the mother is ready to have the baby, she can’t move, can’t sleep, can’t really eat without getting terrible heartburn is and heartily SICK of the whole thing already - and that’s before the kid even makes it out into the real world.
Why am I telling you this?
Because I think a lot of us have a false image of what’s going to be going on in the world when Moshiach finally shows up. We think he’s going to call a press conference to announce he’s Moshiach, have a bunch of angels show up to coronate him, and then start riding around Jerusalem on his white donkey doing the ‘regal wave’ thing and magically disappearing all the problem people in our midst.
It’s not going to be like that at all. Moshiach is going to enter the world exhausted, after a long, difficult, messy and painful birth process where he’s been covered with every type of spiritual filth and cack you can imagine.
Remember, King David, the forbear of the Moshiach, was incorrectly considered to be a mamzer by his father and brothers for many long years, which is why he was sent out to tend the flocks and go and fight off lions and bears at just three years’ old.
Yishai was hoping something would eat him, and get rid of that ‘embarrassing’ family issue.
Remember, Tamar, the forbear of the Moshiach, was incorrectly accused of acting like harlot, when she got pregnant by Yehuda in a ‘libum’ arrangement to perpetuate her dead husband’s spiritual legacy (she had twins because she had two dead husbands to perpetuate, by that point.)
Can you imagine what Channel 2 would be saying about these people today?
“Chief Rabbi’s daughter admits to being a prostitute!!!!!!!”
“Rabbi Faker-so-so says: “This woman MUST face justice, and be burnt alive!!!”
“David’s own father shuns him: ‘The man is a MAMZER, and should be eaten by a lion!!!”
“EXCLUSIVE: David’s brothers admit: He forced the Prophet Shmuel to crown him at gunpoint!!!
We’re scared for our lives!!!”
And so on, and so forth.
And then, all the armchair commentators would be having a field day.
“How can this man be KING when he’s clearly committed so many war crimes?”
“Yet another cover up by the religious establishment. King Amalek would NEVER have acted like this…”
“I can’t believe they let Tamar off the hook. She’s guilty as charged! Look at how she acted! If she wasn’t guilty, then why didn’t she just SAY THAT in court? I can’t believe these people.”
The Zohar curses anyone that views the Torah as ‘history’ with terrible curses. The Torah is a blueprint for living that’s as relevant for us today, in 2016, as it was 3,000 years’ ago.
So bearing that in mind, let me ask you something:
Who's side would you have been on?
When the Egyptian establishment shoved Yosef HaTzaddik in prison for 12 years on the trumped-up charges of Potifar and his wife, who’s side would you have been on? I mean, Yosef went to prison!!!! For 12 years!!!! It doesn’t get more clear-cut than that, does it?
Or, when Moshe Rabbenu got shoved down a well in Midian for 12 years, who’s side would you have been on? I mean, he’s a wanted criminal in Egypt, a dangerous fugitive who killed an innocent man!!!!
Or, when Yaacov Avinu ran away from Laban, and then got chased down by him and all his men, who’s side would you have been on? I mean, WHY WAS HE RUNNING AWAY, if he hadn’t done anything wrong???? Why didn’t he stay in the country, with his wealth and his wives, if he wasn’t guilty of doing all the things that Laban was claiming????
What would Channel 2 (funded by the Rasha Corp, Inc) have to say about all these ‘so-called’ holy people? What headlines would Arutz Sheva and the JPost be posting up? What comments would all the ‘experts’ reading about Yosef HaTzaddik from their armchairs in Eretz Yisrael be saying about him? What juicy quotes would they be squeezing out of the wicked Esav, about how terrible his brother Yaacov really was?
“Yes, he did exactly the same thing to me before he left - and that’s also why he ran away!” Esav would tell Channel 2, in an exclusive interview. “He stole my blessings! No one can trust him!”
And then, they’d wheel in one of Esav’s wives (with her face blurred and identify disguised) to pile on the ignominy.
People, the creation is renewed every day! King Shlomo told us there is nothing new under the sun.
Each of our biggest Tzaddikim was covered with spiritual filth, lies, controversy and scandal. It’s always been that way, and until Moshiach comes, it will continue to be that way. In case you’re still unsure, here’s a few more ‘big’ Tzaddikim, many of whom were pegged as being the potential ‘Moshiach’ of their generation, and who were persecuted by the authorities of their time, and vilified by their fellow Jews, including even ‘religious’ people:
Other tzaddikim who ran away and / or were wanted or punished by the authorities
The Rashbi - Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai - who ran away from the Roman police and sat in a cave learning Torah for 12/13 years.
Rabbi Eliezer HaGadol - who was wrongly excommunicated by the Sanhedrin until a day before his death.
The Baal Shem Tov - excommunicated and vilified by even some of the biggest rabbis of his day.
The Baal HaTanya - Rabbi Shneur Zalman, founder of Chabad chassidim, who was persecuted and repeatedly slandered to the secular authorities (including by so-called ‘frum’ Jews…), resulting in him being chased all over the country, and spending time in prison.
Rebbe Nachman of Breslev - Another huge Chassidic master, the Shpola Zeide, took against Rebbe Nachman and started a slanderous campaign against him, that began so much of the controversy against him.
Even his own uncle, another Chassidic Master Rabbi Baruch of Medzhiboz, opposed Rebbe Nachman for a time. (Can you imagine the juicy quotes Channel 2 would have tried to get out of him?)
Rabbi Natan Sternhartz - who took over from Rebbe Nachman, and who suffered the most terrible persecution, including being falsely accused of all sorts of things, and spending period of time in exile and imprisoned by the secular authorities.
And who was behind this libelous, slanderous and even murderous campaign? (Because at one point, they dispatched a murderer to kill Rav Natan, but the man killed the wrong ‘Rav Natan’ and his family instead?) - RABBIS! And not just any rabbis, the most influential chassidic rabbis of their time, including the Savraner Rebbe.
History is simply repeating itself.
If you don’t know what happened before, you won’t know how to pass the test this time around.
Again, the main point is that our biggest Tzaddikim have always been slandered, persecuted and chased by the evil people in our midst. That’s just how it is.
But how embarrassing, if you get up to Shemayim and they show you all the times you pinged on that horrible libel about Yosef HaTzaddik…or all the times you rushed to judgment against the ‘dangerous fugitive’ Moshe Rabbenu…or all the times when you could have stood up and defended King David, but instead you put the boot in, instead.
We read that stuff now, and OF COURSE we see how holy our Tzaddikim actually were, and how misguided (at best…) the people were who were persecuting them and slandering them.
But that’s the test.
Moshiach is not going to be ‘elected’ like a president. Redemption is a birth process. It’s messy, filthy, stressful, confused and incredibly taxing, spiritually. There are people who are literally trying to kill our holy people, just like they’ve been doing all down history.
Do you REALLY want to be a partner in their activities? Do you really want to end up where Korach ended up, or where Potifar’s wife got to, or even Absalom, King David’s son, who ended up in the lowest pit of Gehinnom?
So take a breath, and try to put the modern events unfolding right now in their proper, historical and spiritual context. As a people, we’ve been down this path before - many times - and always made the same mistake. If we really want Moshiach to happen, this time we need to really see what’s going on - all the lies and forgeries and slander that’s happening - and to pick the right side.