As I anticipated, the last weekend has been extremely energetic with the Royal Wedding, the beatification of Pope John Paul 11 and culminating with the death of Osama bin Laden, we had three large rituals .
Even though it is doubtful we will ever know whether it is the real Osama bin Laden who has been dispatched to the sea, 1st May will be known as the date of death of Osama bin Laden . The 1st May is the date of Beltane, even though the real Beltane takes place a few days later and is known as the day of sacrifice .
I understand it is difficult to come terms with the idea of the death of Osama bin Laden as a sacrifice, but there you have it – the death of Osama bin Laden on 1st May, Beltane .
From Ceilide.co.uk :
In Druid ritual, Beltane was a time of purification and sacrifice . The High King, a representative of both his people and of the God, was wedded to the Land – but was also sacrificed – or at least his “Dark Twin” was . The Dark Twin symbolises the shadow half of the perfection that was the High King . This death was on behalf of his people . It was believed that, with the sacrificial act, the Dark Twin would take with him all the ill fortunes of his clan, leaving them with a clean slate for the next year . The figure of the Dark Twin is remembered in Mayday folklore as the “Fool for the Day” or the “scapegoat ” .
All one has to do is swap Obama for ‘The High King’ and bin Laden as ‘The Dark Twin’ and you get the picture .
Osama bin Laden
The Fool for the Day
If you really want to enter the rabbit hole further, one may question whether Osama bin Laden had Masonic connections and had somehow broken his oath, considering his burial at sea .
The Entered Apprentice oath :
Binding myself under no less penalty than that of having my throat cut across, my tongue torn open from its roots and my body buried in the rough sands of the sea .
May the harvests of President Obama be bountiful !
Postscript : One of the readers of this article, Doshema, has noticed a fascinating synchronicity . 9/11 = Emergency Call and Mayday = Emergency Call . Pure coincidence, of course .