Donald Trump and Celibate Monks? I Don’t Think So…

SecretGenealogyFrontCoverDuring the election, I heard a caller to a San Francisco radio station say that Donald Trump was a member of the Knights of Malta. That sounded fascinating. Whether it was true or not, I was curious about the group, so I did a little research and wrote a blog. https://suellenoceanchats.wordpress.com/2016/03/11/someone-said-donald-trump-belongs-to-the-knights-of-malta-whats-that/

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Shortly afterward, a reader commented:

“The Knights of Malta are a ceremonial Roman Catholic order. This is where I get suspicious since Trump is not Catholic. They are mostly rich old men. Where it does get interesting is that they have observer status at the UN.”

Hand Painted Roses Cover Sec Gen IIIThat was the last that I heard about the rather cryptic group. Until today. The Daily Beast has a rather detailed story about the Pope and his defense of the Knights of Malta, who (against Catholic doctrine) were distributing condoms to sex workers in Myanmar, in an effort to stop the spread of AIDS. An interesting story. You can find it here:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/25/heads-roll-at-the-vatican-over-missionary-condom-scandal.html

Kindle COVER Secret Genealogy IVHaving heard the rumor that Donald Trump was a member of the Knights of Malta, I was surprised to learn that these Catholic knights are celibate monks. Whoa. Back off a little. Celibate monks? The rumor (emphasis on rumor) that Donald Trump is a member, could only be true if the knights have a service group that allows married men. But an organization of celibate monks? I can assure you, Donald Trump is not in their inner circle. But then again… these are strange times.

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ANCIENT HISTORY: What’s Self-Flagellation?

When Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code” came out, his self-flagellating monk had a lot of us wondering, what’s that about? In 1347, the Black Death (plague) descended from China to Europe. People were ignorant and superstitious so came up with a variety of rationalizations for why the plague was killing their loved ones. Not understanding cleanliness, biology, and the nature of disease, they believed God was punishing them. A cult arose, called the Flagellants and cult members swore to flog themselves three times a day. With bare-torsos, cult members, sometimes a thousand strong, sauntered down the street singing hymns while their leader whipped them and they whipped themselves. Ironically, many of them died, not from the Black Death, but from infected wounds from the self-flagellation because cult dogma forbade bathing, even the wounds. Suellen Ocean is the author of the historic novel The Celtic Prince Available here:

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What Does Illuminati Mean?

In Latin the word is illuminatus, in Italian it is illuminato and it refers to those who claim special illumination, spiritual or intellectual. The word is often capitalized when applied to the members of various special sects or groups. [Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary].

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Are Long Haired Men Manly?

The ancient Hebrews seemed to think so, and so did other ancient Semites. Long hair on the head and long hair on the chin was considered a sign of manliness. The Nazarites took vows to not cut their hair, they believed it was beautiful. Men often grew their hair longer than the women did. Black hair was thought of as particularly beautiful and because long hair was so valued, as a sign of mourning men would shave it off. Beautiful hair… beautiful man… manly man… that was the belief.

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Both the Rich and the Poor Became Pythagorean Disciples

People from both the upper and lower classes respected the wisdom of Pythagoras. The Pythagorean Brotherhood designed the multiplication table, enabling ancient engineers to answer the era’s pressing questions of science. Centuries later, the Pythagorean multiplication table continued to provide answers in the building trades, astronomy and all the multitude ways mathematics helps us build, explore and count. Because geometry was so important to the Pythagoreans, some of their tombs have the quadrant, level, cubit or square etched into their tombs.

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The Pythagoreans Kept Their Discoveries Secret and Their Dreadlocks Long

It wasn’t “science” the way we know it today, nor religious the way we perceive it but it was quite “Pagan” and very esoteric. The followers of Pythagoras didn’t trim their fingernails, didn’t shave and did not cut their hair so they probably had long dreadlocks.

This tightly knit community studied the natural sciences, had philosophical discussions and advanced the study of mathematics. Two thousand years later, during the 1500’s, men of “science” continued to meet in secret. During that era, the Invisible College sprang up and Britain’s Royal Society grew from the seeds of the Invisible College.

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Explaining the Connections between Freemasons and Crypto-Jews

When I saw the names of the close associates of my mother’s ancestors, I began to see a conspiracy. And when I paired it with the fact that both my mother and father’s “people” were deeply embedded into Freemasonry, I began to believe that there must be a connection between the Masons and Crypto-Jews. Was that what was so secret? A haven from the outside world? A group sworn to secrecy where they could create their own style of worship and a bond so strong none would tell? A third novel was born, The Guild – Hester’s Goodwill, attempting to explain my suspicions.

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