23 December 2006

The Rune Magician

Johannes Bureus, the Renaissance Rune Magician

The National Library of Sweden has scans of Johannes Bureus Runa ABC boken

Ed comment: Everyone who is interested in people like John Dee and Francis Bacon should read more about Johannes Bureus, he is like a mix between the two. He was an advisor to King Gustav Adolf and just like Bacon, Bureus allegedly was involved in developing the Swedish language, like Bacon was involved in development of the English language.

When I read about Johannes Thomae Agrivillensis Bureus (latinisation of Johan Bure, 1568-1652), for the first time I realised that in Northern Europe during the Renaissance there actually hàs been a mix between pre-Christian religion/mythology and typical Renaissance magic (such as Hermetic, Kabbalah, Medieval magic, etc.). I started to look for information about this interesting character and his ideas and took up the idea to find out if there were more people in which these two interesting elements came together....

Other information is in Swedish, but I noticed that Bureus was spoken about at length in the book Rose Cross Over The Baltic by the Swedish investigator (who fortunately writes in English) Susana åkerman (Brill 1998, also reviewed*). Looking further it proved hard to find information about other people interested in Nordic mythology and Renaissance magic, but I kept running into åkerman. Since the works of Flowers and åkerman appear to be the only descent information about the Swede Bureus in English, but both are hard to get (a small publisher and a scholarly and very expensive publishing for universities) and there is also no proper information on the internet, I decided to write an article about Bureus as first introduction.

Investigating Bureus, Flowers claims that he first wrote about Bureus in 1986. The first thing I saw of him was the article in Tyr (2004) and later I got his booklet Johannes Bureus and Adalruna of 1998. Of the same year is åkerman's Rose Cross Over The Baltic, but this was not the first publication in which she speaks about Bureus. In the 1994 collection of articles under the title The Expulsion Of The Jews, 1492 and after (1994 Garlang publishing*) åkerman has an article called The Gothic Kabbalah: Johannes Bureus, Runic Theosophy and Northern Apocalypticism....

... åkerman names more famous and less famous Scandinavian Rosicrucians who sometimes got other interests as well. You can read about this in short in my previous article The Northern Tradition in the Renaissance. The article you are reading now will focus on Johannes Bureus. Helpfull to both åkerman and Flowers were Bureus diaries which were published in 1885 by the Royal library of Sweden in Stockholm.


Bureus was born in 1568 in åkerby near the famous city of Uppsala (where the largest and last of the pagan temples has been) in Sweden as a son of a Lutheran parish priest. He had a good education in Uppsala, Stockholm and later he studied in Germany and Italy. In 1595 he studies theology, in 1602 he is professor and from 1603 on Royal antiquarian. Bureus died a cripple in 1652. …….


Article from: http://www.monas.nl/think/bureus.htm

02 December 2006

December 21, 2012

My Winter Solstice birthday on December 21st in the year 2012 will be one birthday to remember because it really will be a "rebirth-day." Here are quotes from two separate articles on the web:

'The Mayas approached "prophecy" by deeply studying the periodicity of cycles, especially astronomical ones. They were also deeply spiritual and very aware of the role that human consciousness plays in extracting information from nature. They knew that ingesting certain plants, religiously and with reverence, would open the doors of perception and lift the veil that keeps mankind from seeing certain realities and communicating with God. This knowledge must explain how they were able to ascertain what will happen on December 21, 2012. Incredibly, they knew, over a thousand years ago, that on this date there will be an astronomical alignment of our sun and the center of the Milky Way. This impending alignment of the sun at that very point, according to Mayan calculations, culminates at the winter solstice of December 21, 2012. Just recently astronomers have discovered that at this precise point there exists an immense "Black Hole" that is radiating high-energy gamma rays. The Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics states that the observations were carried out using the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) which is an array of four telescopes, in Namibia, Africa. "The Galactic Centre harbours a number of potential gamma-ray sources, including a supermassive black hole, remnants of supernova explosions and possibly an accumulation of exotic 'dark matter' particles", the journal states.'

Picture: Mayan glyph representing a "black hole" at center of our galaxy

(Source: http://www.aztlan.net/the_last_pope.htm)

'Today, modern astronomers, with advanced technological instruments, know that the center of the Milky Way galaxy contains an immense "black hole" which is constantly giving birth and swallowing stars. The Mayas had a glyph that represented a "black hole" in the center of our galaxy. How they were able to know this, no one knows. The Mayas tied their philosophy entirely on what they observed in the heavens. They thought that the center of our galaxy was a "Cosmic Mother Womb" and that it gave birth to our world. They believed that our world went through cycles of birth, death and rebirth. October 21, 2012, they said will end the cycle and our world will end by fire but will be reborn in a new, different and more evolved form. This will be the beginning of a new sun or the "Sixth Sun" according to the Mexicas (Aztecs).'

(Source: http://www.aztlan.net/apocalypto.htm)

Truth is Not "Out There"

Has Mel Gibson spurted his last ounce of movie blood?

Is this the neocon and global elite's attempt at making us so afraid of anything to do with the Mayan prophecy that we turn away from the truth of 2012? I wonder. Don't be afraid. Be prepared. Read the eBook "Universal Tides: Barbed Wire Blues" and discover the Truth. Also read about the prophecy on the Utides EZines page.

Film Review:

'Apocalypto' Is More 'Mad Max' Than Mayan - With the subtlety of several thousand flying mallets and arrows, here comes Mel Gibson's 'Apocalypto' a two-hour plus torture-fest so violent that women and children will be headed to the doors faster than you can say "duck" when the film opens on Dec. 8, 2006.

Indeed, "Apocalypto" is the most violent movie Disney has ever released, with so much blood spurting out of orifices that even Martin Scorsese would blush.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,233518,00.html

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