The Stranniki (Russian for Runaways or Wanderers) are the strong Pomorsky Old Believers who rejected prayers for Tsar Peter and all government papers (identification, passports, money, etc). They would not wear clothing contrary to Old Orthodox Russia, nor eat with those of contrary Faith and Practice. Keeping themselves separate from the antichrist society they went far into the Siberian wilderness. This blog is about these people and my effort to conform my life to theirs.

Monday, November 1, 2010

DON'T Vote

Christ taught that we must all repent. And He spoke of a Kingdom, He did not speak of a democracy, where the majority rules, right or wrong. Nor did  He speak of a republic with an elected leader at its head with elected leaders voting to govern all. We should have a King! He is Christ, the King of Glory. He said, If you love Me, you will do My commandments. Let us keep all of this in mind, if the laws of God mean nothing to the powerful men of this passing world, or to the masses, this should not deter us in the least from fearing to disobey even one of the Savior's commandments. Christians are to be not of this world.

From the standpoint of God there are far more important things to do than vote,  but from a modern political position there are only less important things to do. To me the whole support of voting is something that is wrong if we want to be faithful.

If we vote in our current government elections that is proof-certain that we do not trust in God, for if we trusted God we would take Him at His Word and leave it at that. Everything, and I mean everything necessary for life and godliness has long ago been established by the authority of the Almighty. Any contrary opinion is the giver of all sufferings. How can we be so fool hardy as to think we can decide such things on ballots?

To participate in an election where ungodliness can result makes us part of that ungodly game. We ought not allow ourselves to be a part of such voting, either way. Just take the right position to start with. Do not believe the myth that we have no voice unless we vote, nothing could be further from the truth. Voting is not our only voice. We are able to take a stand wherever we find ourselves, by not participating in voting makes a loud stand for what is right all by itself. For those who vote today all their prayers, whether to bless their meals or anything else, are corrupted and do no good.

Voting only exploits the voters who participate. Every voted upon measure, or statute, or proposition, etc., etc., is part of each voters death. Cooperation with the political process, like voting, only gives more support to the evil Industrial/Military/Media Complex.

Everyone in politics are actually puppets of the hidden antichrist rulers of this world, like the bankers and others like them. A conspiracy is anything that goes against the will of God, something that the Devil and mankind are excelling at lately. Democratic voting is without a doubt an absolute conspiracy. Voting is nothing but a bunch of brainwashing at best.

In our modern political voting process all the options kill and harm people, every choice is wrong. A godly person cannot in good conscience vote. I do not vote because there is nothing  that I am able to vote for. I also do not want the world to number me one way or the other, it is like a no win situation. Also, I think voting is rigged, I believe that the counts are not honest. In my lifetime there have been many elections that have gone through recounts, this leaves us with only a very large distrust of the whole system. Since I am not forced to vote it is something I must avoid, even if forced there are somethings worth dying for. The sea of voting only brings confusion, confirming that this world is nearing its end.

Voting is a violation of love towards God, so those who refuse to repent of such deeds will have eternal regret at the soon approaching dreadful judgment. My goal is to conform and fashion my conscience according to the mind of Christ, the Apostles, the Martyrs, and all the people of God. So I have not participated in voting for over ten years. If there is no good to choose from I simply choose to humbly abstain from choosing any evil, so that when I stand in front of the dreaded judgment seat of Christ, I will not be put to shame.

Just because something on the ballot closely represents christian thinking that is not good enough, especially when there is such great danger of compromise. I do not see the good in voting. Men may plot and intrigue to position their choices, or we may be deluded into thinking we are putting such and such in power by voting, but, ultimately, nothing is done without God allowing it to be. God gives nations the kind of leaders its people deserve. Even the Soviet government was given a kind of power by God to do what those godless people did, but in no way was it godly. Neither should have anyone accepted or gone along with that atheistic government. Even though our government has "In God We Trust" placed on our money do not think our nation is any better. How can we trust any of the underhanded politicians?

Genuine wholehearted repentance and fasting and mourning are the answers for persons and nations. We should teach our children and everyone about the facts of these things.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fasting Our Way Back Paradise

Because we did not fast, 
we were chased out of Paradise; 
let us fast now, 
so that some day we return there. 

St. Basil the Great

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Obadiah 4

Those people who believe they can jet here, or jet there, or otherwise fly around in any aircraft/spacecraft, these people all have another thing coming to them. For the Holy Prophet Obadiah at line 4 declares the testimony of God saying that He will bring all such people down.

"Though you ascend as high as the eagle, And though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down," says the LORD.

Anytime I see an aircraft or spacecraft my shout of reminder is

"Obadiah 4." 

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Keys Of Heaven

What has become lost is unreachable to most, the reason is union with this world.

The world does not know how to carry on without itself, so it is stuck in the rut.

Inevitably greater losses will occur, as the only real hope becomes more obscure.

It is all unquestionably suicidal, though most ignore the realities.

Honestly, we only hurt ourselves by avoiding the sufferings of common hardships.

Everywhere there are false notions of goodness, while truth is called a liar.

Solutions are totally missed because the inferior is embraced and accepted.

We should use the key to life of becoming separate, leaving the corpses alone.

In this way we can use other healing keys to solve problems outside paradise.

What we will find is the required peace, being helpful rather than harmful.

Evil is unable to bother those who have such mighty strength.

The real miraculous gifts are still available if we want the one thing needful.

Let us not forsake what is so easily accessible, even though it seems difficult.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Dangerous Apparel

There are many ways in which apparel is unduly dangerous. Right away people might grasp a little bit about what is called being ecologically friendly, but we certainly should not stop there. Beware, even organic cotton can use dangerous pesticides and fertilizers. An exorbitantly large percentage of pesticides are used on cotton, even though cotton is a relatively small crop to start with. Just because something is made from what might seem a natural source, like hemp, there are still many ways in which unnatural products enter the appalling manufacturing processes.

Avoid anything with "poly" such as polyester, these automatically come from some industrialization. The word "poly" means made of more than one item, and this idea goes contrary to the way of clothing prescribed by God for His people. If you ask me, any clothing that is considered recycled, in the modern sense of the idea, uses antichrist ways. We most likely do not even know where such materials come from. Nobody should trust anything synthetic, the concept is all wrong to start with. Unfortunately these type of things have wrongly become associated with the idea of sustainability. It is a very confused notion to say the least. All synthetic clothing is coated with formaldehyde which constantly give off plastic vapors against the skin, causing many health problems. It is most harmful to young ones.

Machined items are problematical because they present industrial contaminants in the manufacturing process. At present I do not have the space to weave my own cloth, so I am working on wearing rags such as rough sackcloth . In this way I do not appear to have clothing that is so machined. The situation we are facing around the world is so dismal that I feel like putting ashes all over as well. Speaking for myself, I am happy to make a good point by all this. It makes me glad that no longer am I conforming as much to the ways and practices of this world. Hopefully others will get the hint as well. It may all seem like too much to do, but any long journey begins with the first step. For many people this might be too  hard, but one step at a time and it is possible to overcome all wicked ways. Making things by hand is the way to go if you ask me, and it is a good way to pass the time given to each of us.

Toxic chemicals are everywhere, we should avoid them as much as we can. Especially ones that might come in contact with our skin, like carpeting and even bed sheets, or whatever covering that comes into contact with us. I do not even sleep on a mattress any more, boards or even a large rock is more than acceptable. Many things can be, and often are, deadly poisonous. Cosmetics, which are against the Christian rules anyway, contain terrible chemicals which can enter the blood. Petroleum based fragrances and perfumes are more than a little problematical as well.

 An ancient painting of
the Mother of God
making thread by hand
with a drop spindle.

Modern fashion has become something  way beyond any reason. It always seems to attempt the revealing of sensuality, or at the very least offer clothing that is immodest and contrary to godly principles. The textile industry uses things in their production processes which cause genetic mutations, cancer, abnormal hormone levels, etc. etc. It is a very dirty business that impacts both person and planet.

Many people take it for granted that babies should be soothed with petroleum jelly and mineral oil, washed and shampooed with chemical-based cleansers, fed from plastic bottles and canned foods, swaddled in disposable diapers, surrounded by harmfully scented products and put to sleep in pajamas treated with fire-retardant chemicals. But all these are well known to be very deadly.

If we are just starting to learn what is happening here are some of the more important things to avoid in clothing. Teflon trousers (like the non-iron type), the formaldehyde that is used to prevent shrinkage, petrochemical dyes used for color, chemical clothing softeners, dioxin-producing bleaches as they have volatile organic compounds, Nylon products because they create nitrous oxide, Rayon due to it being made with caustic soda and sulfuric acid, dye fixatives also known as color fast products since they come from heavy metals, Acrylic fabrics are polycrylonitriles and can cause cancer, also Acetate and Triacetate are bad news and are in no way to be considered clothing. Do not use conventional dryer sheets, I do not even us a machine dryer, clothes are much better having been dried in the open air after washing. Dry cleaning often uses harmful perchloroethylene.

Cheap clothing might be more costly than we know. Become aware of what is going on these days, it could save your life and those around you. We need to know these things unless we want to be absorbed by all the pollution around. It may seem impractical to throw out our entire wardrobe, but we should at least begin to have a more godly appearance and avoid deadly chemicals that are being thrown at us.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Is It Good To Be Normal?

I have heard that it is good to be normal. But in this abnormal world it makes me wonder, what exactly is normal? We should reconsider what we are doing if being normal means going around parading in this make-believe, imaginary and unreal world. I think it is more normal to seek what is right before God. That too has many and various interpretations. Lord help us to be living a life of repentance.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dry Times

The drinking supply has rocket fuel in it. Less than one person regulates bottled water in the United States. Bottled water is not enough, synthetic chemical exposure happens simply by showering. Volatile pollutants enter through the skin. Water is now impossible to bathe in. Water causes itching and scratching.

About 40% of the stomach viruses, or flu's, come from water. Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics get into the water and are hurting us. 

Agriculture uses 70% of the water.
Industry 20%
People 10%

Agriculture grows plants with toxic chemicals requiring 5 to 10 times the water in order to dissolve the pesticides. We should not have industry, nor agriculture, anywhere on earth. It is not a good mix. Birth defects increase near agriculture, cancer rates double.

In some rivers the fish are becoming only females due to hormones put directly into the water by mankind. There are no males. Fish are storing dangerous pharmaceuticals like suicidal Prozac. Industrial waste is now found in human breast milk. A fetus is constantly drinking its ambiotic fluid.

There are no good solutions. These chemicals were designed first for warfare. The corporate world is immoral, all water is being treated as just another salable good, being taken advantage of by pollution. Water is the third largest industrial commodity, behind electricity, oil being the first.

Many great rivers in the world no longer flow into the sea, this is contemptible. Organic matter is totally trapped behind huge dams and rots rather than feeding the oceans. During the 20th century dams have displaced ten's of millions of people, destroying old ways of life which had been held for generations. Sacred graves are submerged. Just who is the State to encroach on lands?

Since ancient times water has been a public source, not owned by anyone. Water is a birthright, like air. Water is not for sale. Water is not to be confused with property, it is a life resource,  it should be illegal to so unnaturally contaminate it. We should conserve what is precious. Don't allow the evil government to takeover everything in this world.

Either we fight, or die. The future is at stake. Let's be a friend to the earth, instead of such an enemy. Let's not spoil our gifts.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Theft By Deception - Federal Income Tax


The misrepresentation and misapplication of the United States federal income tax constitutes the largest acquisition of wealth by way of deception in history. A handful of government lawyers fabricated an intricate maze of legalese which created a perfectly Constitutional tax (a tax on income derived from certain types of international and foreign commerce), but which at the same time could easily be misread to give the impression that the income of all Americans is subject to the tax. For decades, the American people have been "conditioned" to believe that the income tax applies to all income and trained to pay "their" taxes. All the while, however, hidden in a previously nearly universally misunderstood (therefore misapplied) section of the law known as Subchapter N, Section 861 was the truth that the income tax is NOT a direct tax on incomes but is an indirect tax imposed only on those individuals engaged in certain types of international and possessions commerce. Most Americans are engaged in purely domestic commerce (commerce that occurs entirely within and between the 50 states). Subchapter N proves that domestic income received by residents of the United States (most incomes) is not taxed, due to Constitutional restrictions on Congress' power to tax.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bad Buildings

Inside air can be more polluted than outside air. Engineering the problems will not really solve anything. Too often it is all about using mechanical ventilators which pose their own health hazards.

Cement has mercury in it and is a major modern building material.

Mold is a major issue, along with Radon and indoor dust, etc.

Fiberglass used for insulation is known to cause cancer, fibers are in Sheetrock and other items such as showers and sinks.

Plywood and cabinets are made with terrible chemicals that we should stay away from.

Kitchen sinks are one of the most dirty places. I do not know of a safe plumbing pipe to pass water through, perhaps if it were made out of wood, water itself is very contaminated, even after filtering.

Earthquakes are on the rise, most buildings will be unable to withstand the future, even if we are outside one might fall on us.

Practically all cleaning supplies, even many of the kinds thought of as natural, are unsafe.

Electricity presents many risks, not the least of which is Electromagnetic Fields.

Paints are generally made with many things that pose health risks.

Glass is another safety issue, even safety glass can cause a lot of harm, I call it witchcraft.

If we read the small print on products for buildings we will see that there are warnings telling us that practically all of them cause cancer and other problems.

There are so many toxic things it is not possible to give a complete list, I really do not know anything these days that is completely free from causing undue harm.

For all these reasons and more it is best just to remain homeless and not go into modern buildings more than we have to, I avoid them for days at a time and am glad.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Forbidden Food

Petroleum chemicals are used in the production of most food today. Pesticides are a toxic time bomb, this type of food poisoning should be prevented. The result of uses like these is that everyone over 40 years old has cancer, even if they do not know it.

The added growth hormones in meat and dairy cause obesity. Fruits are now grafted together with other plants. These things disobey the natural law. Meat goes through chlorine and ammonia baths, the blood is also not drained properly. Plastic is in food, so now every cell in our bodies contains plastic. We are plastic people, which is an abnormality. Food has become poison. Why was food ever packaged in plastic?

USA food, for the most part, all starts from corn in Iowa. We might be surprised, but those ingredients on food packages that few people recognize are mostly corn products. These cause diabetes,  liver disease and many other health issues. Nutrition is removed from the food, so we are starving to death. It is amazing we are still alive. We are truly half-dead, walking zombies, doing the will of the rulers of Babylon.

Manufacturing plants are unable to watch adequately all the processes, these processes themselves are flawed. People do not care or else the machine packed food would not exist or be willingly used. We really do not have agrarian food anymore, it is all mechanized. With animals that are raised for food it is like a mass production assembly line, it is not farming. The side-effects from all the antibiotics causes broad, immediate and long-term, consequences. Then slaughter comes sooner than ever, yet it is normal for sudden early deaths to take large numbers of them. If the animals were not harvested as quickly as they are the feed would shortly kill them anyway.

Food is no longer what it looks like. The food industry does not want us to know everything that is happening, if we did we would not accept it. Farmers are not allowed to talk about it, as it is illegal to criticize the international food producers. Farmers themselves are slaves. Food has been changed and the whole truth is hidden. The industrialized food system is controlled by a very few conglomerates. Almost everything is wrong with this. It is not right what is going on, something must be done. 

Demand to know about the food you eat, ignorance is a cause of the current situation. Warehouse sized markets give an illusion of variety but that is not the case at all. A few items have been rearranged and packaged to make it all look different, but its not. This is government policy, that food be engineered. Fish are even being trained to eat corn.

E. coli is a product of corn. FDA safety inspections were down in the year 2006 to less than 20% of what they were in 1979. Bill Mollinson said, If we do not stop agriculture then we are all dead. By the 80s agriculture poisoned 40% of the water. Modern agriculture is an extension of World War II.

Technology is not making food safer. Precaution is increasingly being thrown out the window. Food is unhealthy, causing illness in epidemic proportions. The FDA Oversight Committee responsible for deciding not to label Genetically Modified foods have worked for the GM manufactures, so there is no wonder there.

What we eat is a choice that partly decides the larger picture as to the degree that the world relies on synthetic food. I hope we will all work towards wholesome and honest food. Blood is in the air and we ingest meat simply by breathing, but I avoid meat as much as possible. If God had intended us to eat animals He would not have made them out of meat. Most cannibals only eat strangers.

Even though all the air and water are poisoned I still think it is good to forage for wild plant food. We could save 95% of our food costs if we were to grow our own food at home. But that presents a whole set of other problems. Keep this in mind, the making of manicured lawns is pure destruction.

Starvation for the sake of Christ seems like a reasonable option, at the very least we should limit our use of foods. That is not easy with all the addicting properties of what passes as food today. Accepting food that is given out by others is not wrong, so long as it is not too much. The chance to explain to them in detail the concerns we all are facing about food would be worth the suffering.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cities Are Unlivable

The innovations of people have made all cities unlivable. Cities are causing the destruction of life. If Christ had to leave the cities and towns each night in order to recuperate from the dreadful experiences of His time, how much more should we keep our distance from such things. In an Epistle the Apostle teaches that the ways of people only get worse and worse, and indeed this is what we now have.

A concerned person might suggest to move their family into the wilderness so as to keep most of the bad influences at bay. But people wrongly say that the wilderness is no place to raise children. Instead, we ought to say that the city is no place to raise children. Nobody should live in any city or town, certainly not in the modern world of today. All parts of every modern town or city are worse than slums, the endless stenches are of kinds of defilement never previously smelled. In the communities we see so much of these days everyone is destroying the natural open land with deadly lawn maintenance, concrete, asphalt and other ungodly items.

David Grann in searching for The Lost City of Z (a previously un-found people that are extremely isolated from the modern world) described his moment of insanity deep in the Amazon. He missed his one year old son after having lost his guide, having no food or water and not knowing where he was. His family should have been with him.

Some of the many other setbacks to show up are these:

- Lack of Practical Work (unemployment, etc.)

- Extraordinary Commutes Fray Nerves

- Overwork Causes Much Harm

- Bad Health From Industry Causing Death

The most harmful Metropolitan Centers are, Las Vegas (Sin City); Southern California (Angelinos or City of Angels ); Greater Houston, Texas; and then Florida. 

We should not utilize any unduly lethal building materials, as practically everyone is doing all around. The only relief will be found in reconsidering the whole operation.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

More Killed At Work Than In War

Each day 6,000 workers are killed (not counting deaths while commuting). Civilian work is more dangerous than military.
For the last year construction unemployment was 17%, that is exactly the amount by which work related deaths declined for the same time. Many people are sad about the lack of work, but fewer people are dead because of it. Hopefully we will learn and not be doing such crazy things, most of us would not want to do things that cause death.

We are not told of all the deathly situations in the modern work place. A more appropriate way of thinking about the subject would be to honestly realize that nothing is healthy for us today. All we can do is attempt to minimize all the poisons, but that is more complex than we think, for what we might think is helpful so often times is worse. The best thing to do is learn how to live without work, for it is likely that most of the work available today, in one way or another, is an Antichrist government job. We really do not want to do such things. Weigh and see if there is any real benefit, or not, in our occupations. Going to work for a time might be alright  if we are correcting and rebuking all the ungodliness that goes on in such places. But if we do I would not expect to last very long. It would not be long before a rebellion starts against you, so make sure you know your exits before starting. Ever since World War II anything connected to industrialism is related  to war. It is good to step away from the slave labor camps as much as possible. We certainly do not want to be supporting all the bloodshed that is so rampant these days.

Just Doing Their Job

 Work Related Deaths Chart

Half the world could be dead due to the Gulf Spill  

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Invention = Murder

Civilization develops not from Abel, but from Cain the murderer. The very word "civilization" derives from the Latin word for city. It is the leisure time, community organization and specialization of labor in the first cities that permitted the emergence of the arts and technologies we think of as the hallmarks of civilizations. The first city, according to Genesis, was constructed by Cain, the inventor of agriculture-a technology that requires a fixed abode. And it is his descendants, the sons of Lamech, who invent both "artifices in brass and iron" and musical instruments. Metallurgy and music-technology and art-are in the line from Cain. And the passions that lead to murder do not abate: Lamech says, "For I have slain a man for wounding me, and a young man for bruising me; if Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold." The connection between murder and invention has been with us ever since. Both derive from agriculture and civilization. p.64 Dragons of Eden, Sagan

Monday, August 16, 2010

Money Is Not Money

We all know money is not money. If we draw on a savings account the bank does not tell us "no" even though it has lent it to someone else.

The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled. - John Galbraith

Money is created out of thin air by the most ungodly people and is the greatest evil power in this world today. The more money we work with the more enslaved we are.

The Antichrist governments not only cooperate with the banks but make unjust laws requiring all of us to use fake money. The wicked courts enforce this great lie allowing robbery of the masses to continue non-stop.

The money world today is artificial. Banks do not have the money they give. This thievery is accepted by everyone using money.

The only way that governments, businesses and families can all be in such astronomical debt is by stealing everyone blind.

Today money does not really exist. It is the greatest con ever. How can workers ever truly be in debt to such an outrageously false representation of money?

See the short documentary Money As Debt there is a part2

Money is debt, that is, if we had no debt this money wouldn't even exist. The really big news is that as we pay debt it gets worse, because we are living on more synthetic money.

This cannot go on forever. If we do not face it our posterity will. Our situation is most incredible, if we do not quit it larger and more ruinous things will take place.

There is not even enough money for the interest, meanwhile the governments spend more than ever. It is so irrational. I see doom approaching swiftly, usury is the destruction of everything associated with it.

There would never be a lack of true and real money.

Why does all money begin as debt?

When will we realize that this is unsustainable greed and pride?

When will the crime of usury become intolerable?

Why are our governments so entirely wicked?

From any religious perspective this is forbidden. Only a parasite participates in pyramid schemes. We are all immoral and idiotic if we do not stop.

"Money is a new form of slavery" - Leo Tolstoy

"None are more enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." - Goethe

Making money out of nothing is as wicked as anything. We are paying the cost of our own slavery.

It all began in England, in 1694, with banking. It is now worldwide, providing a practically limitless source of outrageous avarice placing a chain on us that leads to a ball which is in the bottomless pit of hell. This is no accident. Something very big is at stake here. Inflation is another hidden tax and all taxes are theft by deception. The party-line media and educational systems have marshaled in these terrible offenses. We are truly not ready for how bad it will really get.

Money does not pay for anything, never has, never will. It is an economic axiom as old as the hills that goods and services are paid for only with goods and services. - Al Nock

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish caught will we realize that we cannot eat money. - Cree Indian Proverb

The Stock Market Is A Gambling Casino
It would be better called WOLF STREET

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ruin & Misery

All modern buildings are toxic and ruined
So I'm homeless
I would like to build godly shelters

All manufactured clothing has harmful chemicals
It's so miserable I'm considering wearing rags
I would like to weave healthy clothing

All food is poisoned
So I go hungry often
I wish it were allowable to have good food

All water is contaminated
So I go thirsty and rarely bathe
I'd use good spring water if accessible

More illegal drugs are on fake USA money than others
So I took a vow of poverty years ago
If there was real and clean money I'd use it more

There is no honest or safe work anymore
So I have been unemployed for many years
If I found reasonable work for trade I would

Cities and towns have the most polluted air
So I avoid them, especially the low lying areas
I wander the countryside or mountain wilderness

All worldly government is Antichrist
So it is difficult for me to participate
If it were more peaceful I would accept it more

The same goes for the following, transportation, communication, education, religion, physicians, recycling, etc. etc. etc. basically anything having to do with industrialism.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Jeremiah 29

You shall seek Me, and you shall find Me.

Because you seek Me with all your heart, I will let Myself be found,

Says the Lord.

I will bring you back from your captivity;

I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,

Says the Lord.


The LORD has raised us up prophets in Babylon.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

How Can We Buy and Sell the Earth?

In 1854, the United States government offered to buy two million acres of Indian land in the Northwest. This is a translation of part of Chief Sealths (Seattle) reply to President Franklin Pierce. It has been described as the most beautiful and prophetic statement on the environment ever made.

The Great Chief in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land. This idea seems strange to us, for if we can not own the freshness of  the air and the sparkle of the water, then how can we sell them? But we know if we do not sell the land, the white man will come with guns and take it from us.

Every part of this earth is sacred to my people. We are part of the Earth and the Earth is part of us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters, the deer, the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers. So when the Great Chief sends word that he wishes to buy our land, he asks much of us.

You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers, so they will respect the land. Tell your children that the Earth is rich with the lives of our ancestors. Teach your children what we have taught our children - that the earth is our mother, and what ever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. This we know. The Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth. This we know.

All things are connected. Man did not weave the web of life. He is merely a strand in it, and whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. So if we sell you our land, try to hold in your memory the land as it is when you take it. And with all your mind and with all your heart, preserve the land for your children, and love it as God loves us all. One thing we do know, our God is the same God and the Earth is precious to Him. Even the white man cannot be exempt from the common destiny. We may be brothers after all.

We shall see...

Chief Seattle

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The “Much-Wandering”

Homer said of Odysseus that he was,

Much-Suffering and Much-Wandering.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Right and Wrong

Everybody gets something right,
          but for most people those do not count.

Everyone these days gets something wrong,
          but for a few people those do not count.

The significant difference is that adherence to the love of God covers a multitude of sins.

Those who live and die at odds to God are as if they never did anything right, even though they might appear to have done many things right.

While a few who finally attain considerate attention to the Love of God are as if they never did anything wrong, even though they might appear to have done many things wrong.

There are many IF’s, AND’s, and BUT’s –

          for each of us.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Alone In The Wilderness

Richard Proenneke lived alone in the Alaskan wilderness for more than 3 decades. He arrived at age 51 and built his log cabin without help. Many of the tools he made on the spot by himself. With a camera he filmed what became 3 very educational video documentaries of his experiences. Here are their titles:

Alone In The Wilderness
Silence and Solitude
The Frozen North

Here is their source.

The first film is available to watch online, Part 1 and Part 2.

There are a couple of books made from Richard’s handwritten journals while in the wilderness, they are titled One Man’s Wilderness and are available to be viewed online.


Sunday, January 31, 2010

Geopolitical Consequences of Nikon’s Reforms

Not many people realize the actual geopolitical consequences from the reforms of patriarch Nikon. Nonetheless the consequences of his reform are very significant and it continues to be shown in the Russian people more than ever. “Is there any Russian faith?”, “what is Russian orthodoxy?”, “what should be the spiritual mission of Russia in the world?”, “what represents the Russian people in world history and what is the reason of its existance?” - to these questions there seems to be no clear answers, but without them it is impossible to build and to determine a good future.

More than three centuries ago proto-priest Avvakum accurately explained the geopolitical sense of Nikons reforms which caused the schism: “Russia wanted German practices and customs!” This great thinker wonderfully realized that the Greeks in Western Europe, who survived the fall of Constantinople, proved to be under the influence of a forceful and infecting Roman Catholicism ([Latinism]). We should be made well aware that the Greeks brought western influence to Russia.

In the sixteenth century the first Jesuit to visit Moscow, Antony Possevino, explained his, “difficulty in introducing the Catholic religion in Muscovy.” It is well known that the direct aggression of the West against Russian during the beginning of the seventeenth century did not achieve its goal, being unable to subjugate Russia. The Jesuit Possevino said the only solution for such an endeavor would be through Russia’s own ruling class. So it was, with the assistance of the ruling class (due to economic reasons), the “robber” council of 1666-7 positioned itself to corrupt the entire way of Russian life along the way of a distorted river bed.

In the twentieth century Prince Nikolay Sergeyevich Trubetskoy recognized the truth of the pronouncements of proto-priest Avvakum, in particular the inaccuracies of the editors of Russia’s Holy Books from modern Greek models. After the reform Peter I abolished the patriarchate, councils were abolished creating a bureaucratic establishment to the church with the tsar as its head. This new device completely destroyed whatever might have remained of the Old-Russian canonical system of church life. Russia fell away depending on the West. Trubetskoy expressed how a representative of the Romanov dynasty (Grand Duke Alexander Mikhaylovich) was “antinational” and that inspired some of Dostoyevsky’s writings.

The noted twentieth century bishop Andrew Ukhtomsky said, “Why… are our dissenters incomparably steadier and stronger in a cultural sense? Specifically, because the dissenters live by the parochial achievement and their self-determination as a community, while our village drags its existence only by the order of authorities. Dissentient communities unite in their chapel and our orthodox village unites by the wine bench…”

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Old Believers Found Hiding On This Island

In 2008 the government of the Czech Republic helped make this 52 minute documentary film. These Old Believers are on the island Skitskoj in the north of Russia’s European part, in an inaccessible forestland on Pizma River, in the Pechora River basin. They are hiding from civilization and from the surrounding world that is buzzing with change. The film traces the progress of the transforming relationship between the Old Believers and the filmmakers during the first meeting. All the surprises and complications of this meeting, which was very important for us and told us a lot about all participating people, are commented on by the filmmakers straight away. It is a film about inner barriers, “islands” - isolation, fear and prejudice - on both banks. It is a story about the effort to build a common “bridge.”

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Movable Type Face

Printing is the Dance of Death

An illustration (from 1499)

The printing press was first used by heretics and from the beginning people of good conscience have considered it evil and of the devil. Russia was the only Orthodox Christian Empire left, so when the printing press first arrived in Russia from the western heretical lands a good thing happened. The Russians in Moscow destroyed the printing press and the machine operators had to flee due to this unwelcoming happening. I have personally owned some of the first printed books made for Orthodox Christians and have found where entire pages had to be removed, in one way or another, because of the various types of unchristian content.

This traveler who took the photo above says, “The holy books of the Old Believers have to be copied by hand. This particular copy is from the 18th century if I remember correctly.”
Heretics spread a muddied Gospel by whatever means they choose, by unholy printing or other device, but that is not the authentic Faith of Christ in its entirety. Even the Apostle used examples from pagan religion to illustrate the Holy Gospel for those ears that would listen. But no whole Christian ever used printed material in a liturgical manner. If we study the Church Fathers we learn that things such as printed books are not to be used for worship in any way shape or form. Consider the following story.
Abba Pambo from the Nitran mountain was a contemporary of St. Anthony the Great and was himself a great monastic Egyptian ascetic. Born about A.D. 303 he was one of the first to join Amoun in Nitria. He was illiterate until he was taught the Scriptures as a monk and ordained a priest in 340. He had two characteristics by which he was especially known; by long training he sealed his lips so that no unnecessary word passed them, and he never ate any bread other than that which he gained by his own labor plaiting rushes.

He was like an angel of God and in old age his face shone as did the face of Moses in ancient times so that the monks could not look on it. He did not give a quick answer even to a simple question without prayer and pondering in his heart. This wonderful saint had clear discernment into the destiny of the living and the dead. He entered rest in the Lord from the year 374 A.D. This is something he said to one of his disciples:

“I will tell you this, my child, that the days will come when Christians will add to and will take away from, and will alter the books of the Holy Evangelists, and of the Holy Apostles, and of the Divine Prophets, and of the Holy Fathers. They will tone down the Holy Scriptures and will compose troparia, hymns, and writings technologically. Their nous will be spilled out among them, and will become alienated from its Heavenly Prototype. For this reason the Holy Fathers had previously encouraged the monks of the desert to write down the lives of the Fathers, not onto parchment, but onto paper, because the coming generation will change them to suit their own personal tastes. So you see, the evil that comes will be horrible.”

Then the disciple said: So then, Geronda, the traditions and the practices of the Christians are going to be changed? Maybe there will not exist enough priests in the Church when these unfortunate times come?

And the father continued: In these times the love for God in most souls will grow cold and a great sadness will fall upon the world. One nation shall oppose another. Peoples will move away from their own places. Rulers will be confused. The clergy will be thrown into anarchy, and the monks will be inclined more to negligence. The church leaders will consider useless anything concerned with salvation, as much for their own souls as for the souls of their flocks, and they will despise any such concern. All will show eagerness and zeal for every matter regarding their dining table and their appetites. They’ll be lazy in their prayers and casual in their criticisms. As for the lives and teachings of the Holy Fathers, they’ll not have any interest to imitate them, nor even to hear them. But rather they will complain, saying, “if we had lived in those times, then we would have lived like that.” And the bishops shall give way to the powerful of the world, giving answers on different matters only after taking gifts from everywhere and consulting the rational logic of the academics. The poor man’s rights will not be defended, they will afflict widows, and harass orphans. Debauchery will permeate these people. Most will not believe in God, they will hate each other and devour one another like beasts. The one will steal from the other, they will be drunk and will walk about as blind.

(Excerpts from the book Wilderness Monastery Fathers)

Printing is inherently wicked and worldly at best.