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Black History Month At The Cineforum

Lance“Will you put up my flyers?”

“Sure,” I said.

That was how I met Lance Ingleton. He was doing what very few do who promote events in this city (or anywhere else for that matter). He was posting his own flyers for his Reggae Concerts.

“Have you any flyers left?” he said a couple of days later.

“No. They are all out on the street,” I told him. He was surprised. Most white folks he’d met thought physical work demeaning. He’d met one who didn’t.

We had a couple of beers together and chatted.

From then on I helped him promote all of his concerts. He told me folks were saying he should get a graphic designer to create his ads instead of doing them himself. “Don’t. These flyers are your signature. The moment people see them they know they are yours. Jean Cocteau, a great French artist, said, ‘Whatever people tell you to get rid of in your work, that’s the part to keep. It is yourself.”

Lance smiled his beautiful smile. “I like creating those flyers,” he said.

Through his concerts I was introduced to the music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7_Qb4ZY6X8&list=PLkCsemVsumEOwGJ5JypLKgQ4vCcga7kl7

I brought along my friends Judith Merril, Chloe Onari and Jodi Drake.

One day Lance told me a bit about his childhood, about the rich white family that had befriended him, about the day they asked him not to come by as friends from America were coming by who…

That was the day he was made to feel shame for being what God had made him to be. As the oyster makes it pearl out of the piece of sand that causes it irritation so Lance fashioned the pearl of his life from that moment. He was one of the most beautiful human beings I have had the pleasure to know. Sometimes his shows would not do as well as he hoped. On those occasions I’d say, “Forget about the money. Lance, just give me a T-Shirt.” The first time I said that his eyes popped. He’d met a white man who didn’t give a damn about money.

When the city first tried to shut down The Cineforum Lance said, “They can’t do that. You are an institution.” I said, “Tell people that and they will put me in one.”

When he died my heart broke.lance ingleton 1

Chloe JodieI met Jodie Drake at The Top Of The Senator when I took Chloe Onari to see Blossom Dearie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60NbWu1SF5k). I had met Chloe and her then partner Bill Smith way back in 1968 when I first began doing shows in Toronto. Chloe and Bill ran THE JAZZ AND BLUES CENTER. When The Rolling Stones first played Toronto the promoters who brought them here asked what they wanted to see. “The Jazz and Blues Center,” they said. “What’s that?” said the promoters.  THE JAZZ AND BLUES CENTER was then the most important record store in the world. It was where The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and many others ordered the music they wanted to hear. They also sponsored concerts with artists few in Toronto cared about but the rest of Canada loved (Toronto has always had a problem with its head being up its ass). It was through Chloe and Bill that I came in contact with Cecil Taylor’s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWdqi45pzho) teaching: “The key to success in the arts is to find someplace SMALL in your own city where you can present your ideas on a regular basis without being interfered with. Do that and the world comes to your door.” The Cineforum is my small space.

Bill became CODA magazine’s art director in 1963, serving also as co-editor 1976-83 (https://www.codaworx.com/magazine ,
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/coda-emc/). Bill worked with Ron Mann on IMAGINE THE SOUND (1981) (http://www.sphinxproductions.com/films/imaginethesound/). Chloe had a show “THAT THERE” on CKLN RADIO until that bubble burst (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CKLN-FM).

JODIE DRAKE (http://www.christenebrowne.com/documentary-films/jodie-drake-blues-in-my-bread/)loved to sing ballads. It broke her heart when the audience in the bars would stop listening and start talking. I did not know then and neither did she that when an artist sing a ballad unless the house lights are dimmed and a single spot is on the artist the audience (no matter how big or small) will always start talking. As I said Chloe introduced me to her. I told Jodi the next time she did a show I’d help promote her.

John Alcorn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37rrprcSCnk, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bAlMq3ni4w, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bAlMq3ni4w, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XOtK7KRVYc) briefly ran a terrific New York style jazz piano bar in this city called ME TREEHOUSE which I frequented and loved to help promote. When I saw he had Jodie Drake coming up I created 2,000 8 1/2 x 14 inch posters and covered Toronto from Eglinton down to Front Street and everywhere in between. As a result Jodie and I became friends. I threw a birthday party here. She was a guest at THE SALVADOR DALI DINNER created by chef Marc Sleep at The Cineforum. Jodie was the grandmother of Toronto’s jazz and blues scene.

3 - Copy (2)I thought until this week that I had seen Moms Mably at one of Lance Ingleton’s shows. Moms died in 1975 so clearly it was not her. Whoever it was they nailed her act. I found out Whoopi Goldberg produced a documentary about Moms. I got it. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxUJPatZNVwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2IdUlCWsT8 ,   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLg1QzdAdLohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eSjwvcVrSQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWW-96BouIU,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV7Gmk3Pos4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Av5MkVfdLY, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9krPKPj6IeU, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IceQ1_PL1I, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7qE4FUvQD4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeLVew7MnaAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BakR78CpMEY  , ).

And, it’s time to remember others who’ve been doing the ground work. I met Denise Jones the same way I met Lance Ingleton. Jones And Jones 2We were putting up flyers for our shows. She asked me to give her a hand. She’s the kind of person who don’t ask twice if we let her down. There are too few like her. She’s responsible for much of the best music in this city. She’s long over due for a thank you.

And then there’s Gary Topp. If any white man has Black Soul in his heart, it’s Gary. Over his long career he has always cared more about the music than the money. That’s what defines soul to me. Gary is the soul of the city. Then there is the magnificent lion Desmond Cole who is making history as you read this…Desmond Cole 1and Kevin Clarke who, like Don Quixote, is seen as tilting at windmills by many. It ain’t windmills Kevin is tilting at. Stedmond Pardy came here a few years for my ANARCHIST, SURREALIST, HALLUCINATORY FILM FEST. ,A poet in the making the words I had to say took root in his heart. It’s been great watching him step into the arena. Then the is a complete unknown, Ashton Gray, who got fed up watching drug dealers in the parks while those responsible made a pretense of cleaning them up. Ash is in jail right now. It’s going to be a while before he gets out. According to the media his attacks were unprovoked. He had a damn good reason. Yes, he did handle it the wrong way. No argument there. But, at least, he tried. His is one of the many souls stuck in jail while those who pretend to care go about not caring.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2077841/spiderman-mask-suspect-charged-after-unprovoked-assault-with-skateboard/
http://www.cp24.com/news/police-arrest-man-who-allegedly-assaulted-teen-while-wearing-spiderman-mask-1.2442593
http://gleanernews.ca/index.php/2015/07/31/this-spiderman-is-no-hero/#.Vrniq9BDS4M
Stedmond Pardy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj7TaNZUW4M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjznXMLDWNQStedmond

 

These are just a handful of the folks many will overlook but who are leading lives that matter. These are folks who are taking their blows while doing their best to do it HIS way. They are standing up for Decency.–Reg Hartt, 02, 09, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BakR78CpMEYDESMOND_COLE_FEATURE_1031 TL Cover Untitled

Gary

All of us are beautiful when we are young. This is Moms Mabley when she was young. It's what we do when the rose fades that brings out the true beauty. Moms was gorgeous in her old age. She was an inspiration.

All of us are beautiful when we are young. This is Moms Mabley when she was young. It’s what we do when the rose fades that brings out the true beauty. Moms was gorgeous in her old age. She was an inspiration.

On stage Moms said, "I like my men young." Off stage she liked girls. She was a Lesbian and proud of it.

On stage Moms said, “I like my men young.” Off stage she liked girls. She was a Lesbian and proud of it.

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Jackie "Moms" Mabley liked women and women liked her. This is Moms offstage.

Jackie “Moms” Mabley liked women and women liked her. This is Moms offstage.

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Change to Cineforum February Schedule

Jane Jacobs Dark Age Ahead 1 LSD 3 SHROUD 3Monday thru Thursday, February 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25.

7pm: ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS: THE MOTION PICTURE (1973) F. A. Pennebaker. The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the ‘leper Messiah’. This was to be David Bowie’s last concert with the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars. A great medley of ‘Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud’/’All The Young Dudes’/’Oh! You Pretty Things’, a Lou Reed cover, and a Rolling Stones cover are but some of the highlights.

Saturday, February 13, 20, 27.

7pm: Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin’ to Tell You (2013) Whoopi Goldberg. One the most successful entertainers of the Black vaudeville stage, also known as the Chitlin Circuit, was Jackie “Moms” Mabley, born Loretta Mary Aiken in 1894. At the apex of her long career, she was earning $10,000 a week at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. Mabley focused on conventional topics such as family and others not normally covered by comedians of the era, white or Black, such as infidelity, poverty, welfare, and inebriation.

Billed as the Funniest Woman in the World, she adopted her original stage name from a boyfriend, Jackie Mabley, and began her career at 14. A teenage runaway, she joined the Negro troupe of Henry Bowman and Tim Moore and, in a short time, became a success. Quick-witted and quick-tongued, Mabley’s unorthodox, self-assured routines as an outspoken grandma while wearing bag-lady clothes–old-fashioned print dresses and floppy hats–was a favorite with Black female audiences, particularly when she was lampooning the psychology of men. Her career spanned five decades, although white audiences did not know of her until the early 1960s. Mabley played Carnegie Hall in 1962. Mainstream TV appearances in the 1960s included variety appearances on shows hosted by Flip Wilson, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967), and Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In (1967). She was an inspiration for irreverent female comics of that era, including Phyllis Diller and, in her final years, Mabley poked fun at the president and other government officials.

Sunday, February 14, 21, 28.

2pm: THE SHROUD OF TURIN: Physical Proof Of The Death & Resurrection Of Jesus. Illustrated with the film, FABRIC OF TIME (2007) David Priest. Forensic Scientist Dr. Robert Bucklin performs an autopsy on The Shroud of Turin positively identifying it as that of Jesus of Nazareth. Artist and Particle Physicist Dame Isabel Piczek talks about what happened in the tomb when the image on the Shroud was formed, which she describes as an “Event Horizon,” exactly like The Big Bang, the moment when the Cosmos was formed. You may disagree. That is fine. Both Bucklin and Piczek know their stuff as a web search will make clear. There is an authorized life size replica of THE SHROUD OF TURIN at The Cineforum. Looking at it we can see for ourselves that it was not made by any means known to man in the past and in the present. The replica was obtained from Barrie Schwortz, one of the official photographers for The Shroud Of Turin Research Project in 1978. It took 17 years for Barrie to decide if the man on The Shroud is Jesus. He now states, “Yes, that is Jesus.”

5pm: JANE JACOBS: DARK AGE AHEAD Illustrated with the film URBAN WISDOM (2006) Don Alexander. Intro By Reg Hartt. DARK AGE AHEAD, the last book by Jane Jacobs, is one of the most important we can read. Jane Jacobs is not alone in writing about the massive dumbing down of our culture. A young Russian told me, “In my country we had an Iron Curtain and we knew it. In this country you have an Iron Curtain of the mind and don’t know it.” “Some of us do but you are right,” I told him.

7pm: REG HARTT: WHAT I LEARNED WITH LSD (Talk) Illustrated with the film LSD: THE BEYOND WITHIN (1986) Daniel Wolf. There is more to reality than meets a normal eye. Behind the curtain of everyday consciousness is hidden another unutterably strange universe. It’s the world of mystical experiences and those who have been there describe the visit as the most significant event in their lives. Until recent times, it was a world known only to holy man, to saints, and perhaps to the insane. Then a generation ago, this drug, LSD, escaped from the laboratory and was consumed by millions of young people. To some, it’s a doorway to the mystical universe – chemical ecstasy, enlightenment in a bottle. To others it’s a dangerous and subversive poison. LSD challenges our very conception of reality and its’ turbulent history raises sharp questions about the dividing line between private experience and public policy.

THE CINEFORUM, 463 Bathurst Below College Across From The Beer Store. 416-603-6643. Donation $20.00.

You don’t need for anyone to teach you.

1 John 2:27World English Bible (WEB)

27 As for you, the anointing which you received from him remains in you, and you don’t need for anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it taught you, you will remain in him.  (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+John+2%3A+27&version=WEB)

Human beings are the only animal on the planet that doubts itself.

The word “doubt” means to be double minded. Here is another man saying exactly what John said: “Most teachers say you should go to school to get your degree to have something to fall back on. Aside from being a huge lie, that also creates a very high level of mediocrity, because nobody who really believes that is going to take the leap of faith required to be a serious artist. Stay out of school.”–Ellis Marsalis to his sons Branford, Delfeayo and Wynton. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellis_Marsalis,_Jr.)

Now to believe John and Ellis Marsalis requires faith. Faith is what it is all about.

Everyone has faith whether they know it or not. People who work for an employer have faith that their employer can pay them.

None of this mattered to me until one day in Hollywood, California I had a change of heart for the better. I had gone to a place looking for work. I got there after a twenty mile walk only to discover I was at the door of a religious organization. As I automatically turned to walk away I reflected that I had not had anything to eat nor would I have anything to eat that day. I knew they had to have coffee and doughnuts. I went inside. I filled out their forms. I wrote that I was Canadian. I wrote that I did not have a work permit. I knew that without that they could not hire me. I did not want to be hired. When my turn came I walked into the office of the man in charge. After we got through the preliminaries he said, “I can’t hire you without a work permit. What are you doing here?”

I told him the truth as nakedly as I could thinking he would get angry and throw me out. I said, “I am living in a house. It is time to pay the rent. It is either peddle my ass or get a job.”

He said, “The Law says I can not help you. The LORD says I must. What do I do?”

I said, “That is your question.”

He replied, “Then I have to hire you.”

In that moment I realized there are two laws. There is the law of the land. There is the law of God. I knew that from that moment on who I would become depended entirely upon which of those two laws I chose to break.

To keep the law of the land calls only for obedience. To keep the law of God calls for Faith.

I was then twenty-four.

In that moment I was born again.

To be born again does not mean what many who call themselves born again think. These people say they have a personal relationship with God. When I measure what they say and do against what Jesus says and does in The Gospels I find their words and deeds match not Jesus but rather the Pharisees and the Scribes who oppose him.

To be born again means to wake up to one’s self, to become aware of one’s self. Dr. Norman Bethune put it well: “The function of the artist is to disturb. His duty is to arouse the sleeper, to shake the complacent killers of the world. He reminds the world of its dark ancestry, shows the world its present and points the way to its new birth. He is at once the product and preceptor of his time… In a world terrified of change, he preaches revolution – the principle of life. He is an agitator, a disturber of the peace – quick, impatient, positive, restless and disquieting. He is the creative spirit of life, working in the soul of men.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Bethune).

Lao Tze in THE WAY OF THE TAO wrote, “Out of every thousand men born only one is alive. Out of every one hundred thousand only one finds the path of life.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tao, http://www.with.org/tao_te_ching_en.pdf ).

It helps greatly to know this.

When I began showing the film of Herman Hesse’s SIDDHARTHA Caucasian Buddhists who showed up were often not certain they should come in. They doubted. Asian Buddhists leapt up the steps into my rowhouse saying, “We are so glad you are doing this!” More than one said, “You have the eyebrows and the ears of a living Buddha.” I laugh and reply, “At least the eyebrows and the ears are in the right place.”

I will say that these eyebrows (which people are always at me to trim) and ears stand me in extremely good stead when I walk into an Asian business.

The theme of Herman Hesse’s SIDDHARTHA is to do away with teachers. The main character, Siddhartha, decides to reject all teachers. He decides to become his own teacher.

“Our education system is a preparation  for something that is a preparation for something that is a preparation for  for something that is a preparation for something that is a preparation for something. By the time you are prepared you are incompetent,” says Jane Jacobs in URBAN WISDOM, a film I show Sundays at 5pm at The Cineforum in Toronto.

She is not the only person saying that. At the close of this I will give you more voices saying what she says.

To grow strong in faith we must do what we do to grow strong in physical strength. We must lift weights.  We must consciously engage trying times. Now you would be right to think that faith is found in churches. It is not, however. In the East the old proverb teaches, “The nearer the temple the farther from The Buddha.” In the West the old proverb teaches, “The nearer the church/synagogue/temple the farther from God.”

Meister Eckhart wrote, “We have the seed of God in us. Hazel seeds produce hazel trees. Pear seeds produce pear trees. God seeds produce Gods.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meister_Eckhart).

That, on the surface, sounds blasphemous. It is not. The truth, however, is always blasphemous.

John 1: 11 to his own things he came, and his own people did not receive him; 12 but as many as did receive him to them he gave authority to become sons of God — to those believing in his name, 13 who — not of blood nor of a will of flesh, nor of a will of man but — of God were begotten.  (Young’s Literal Translation (YLT))

Conventional Christianity, in the Nicene Creed, states that Jesus is the only begotten son of God. What the gospels and the epistles make clear (and this was the good news the apostles published) is that Jesus is the first of the begotten children of God and that we, have authority to become sons of God — to those believing in his name, 13 who — not of blood nor of a will of flesh, nor of a will of man but — of God were begotten.

Again this sounds blasphemous. It is not.

Think about it. If we are begotten of God we are then of one substance with God.

That is logic pure and simple.

If we are of one substance with God then what can possibly be impossible to us? Difficult? Yes. Hard? Yes. Impossible? No.

“A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and open new doors.”–James Joyce.

If I say I am Jesus I am a liar because I am not Jesus.

If I say I am a begotten Son of God many will say I am a liar yet John 1:12-13 clearly gives me the right to make that claim.

In fact, if I dare not make it I am worse than dead for Faith can not then take root in me.

Faith has taken root in me.

Since 1970 I have been trusting that He who clothed the grass of the fields better than Solomon was ever clothed and who feeds the birds of the air–who neither toil nor spin, will feed me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Invent nothing. Deny nothing. Stand up. Speak up. Stay out of school.”–David Mamet, TRUE AND FALSE.

“Most teachers say you should go to school to get your degree to have something to fall back on. Aside from being a huge lie, that also creates a very high level of mediocrity, because nobody who really believes that is going to take the leap of faith required to be a serious artist. Stay out of school.”–Ellis Marsalis to his sons Branford, Delfeayo and Wynton. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellis_Marsalis,_Jr.

“It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail. It is a very great mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. Stay out of school.”—Albert Einstein.

“Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.”–Bertrand Russell.

“My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself.”–George Bernard Shaw.

“School is an institution built on the axiom that learning is the result of teaching. And institutional wisdom continues to accept this axiom, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.”–Ivan Illich.

“We get three educations. The first is from our parents; the second is from our schoolmasters. The third is from life. The last makes liars of the first two.”–Montesquieu.

“I had wonderful teachers in the first and second grades who taught me everything I know. After that, I’m afraid, the teachers were nice, but they were dopes…I have a lack of ideology, and not because I have an animus against any particular ideology; it’s just that they don’t make sense to me…they get in the way of thinking. I don’t see what use they are…University and uniformity, as ideals, have subtly influenced how people thought about education, politics, economics, government, everything…We are misled by universities and other intellectual institutions to believe that there are separate fields of knowledge. But it’s clear there are no separate fields of knowledge. It is a seamless web.”-Jane Jacobs.

 

From THE UNITED CHURCH (Facebook)

Rob Fennell Hi Reg – when you say, “Jesus is not the only begotten child of God but rather the first of the Begotten Children of God” – may I ask, how do you know this? That is not a claim I recognize from what I have read of Christian theology. So I am curious about your source.

Rob Fennell And one more, if I may – “We are called to see ourselves as of one substance with God” – again, I think this is unfamiliar (to me at least) in terms of Christian teaching. I don’t remember this from the Bible, the creeds, or the United Church’s doctrinal statements. Thanks for hearing me out.

Rob Fennell Thanks for your note, Reg. I appreciate it. I pretty well never use KJV! – – although it does have some beautiful turns of phrase. KJV does say “sons of God,” though not “begotten.” That term (begotten) is attached rather to the creedal tradition, and only in connection with Jesus of Nazareth, I’d suggest. The NRSV (which is usually better for inclusive language) says “children of God.” The Greek says “tekna theou” – children of God. Anyway, I’m not trying to split hairs. Thanks for your response.
Rob Fennell At the same time, I believe that communal discernment is almost always better than private claims to truth. I have a sense that this is a United Church norm as well. I’d suggest also that 1 John 2:27 can be put in the context of 1 John 2:24 “Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you” (NRSV). I gather that the writer meant that one “hears” precisely from someone else, not only via internal private revelation.

Rob Fennell Hence 2 Thess 2:15: “So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by our letter.” My point here is not that tradition is unassailable, but that we learn from each other. I really value that. Thanks for your responses, Reg.

2 Thessalonians is not recognized by by most as authentically from Paul. It’s theology is a step down from Paul.

(There is wide consensus, in modern New Testament scholarship, on a core group of authentic Pauline epistles whose authorship is rarely contested: Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, 1 Thessalonians, and Philemon. Several additional letters bearing Paul’s name lack academic consensus: Ephesians, Colossians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, and Titus. Scholarly opinion is sharply divided on whether the former two epistles are the letters of Paul; however, the latter four – 2 Thessalonians, as well as the three known as the “Pastoral Epistles” – have been labeled pseudepigraphical works by most critical scholars.[1]  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorship_of_the_Pauline_epistles)

The source in a multitude of translations from Biblegateway (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1&version=NABRE)

John 1: 11 He came to his own, and those who were his own didn’t receive him. 12 But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name: 13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.(World English Bible (WEB))

John 1: 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. (New International Version (NIV))

John 1: 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV))

John 1: 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name. 13 Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA))

John 1: 11 He came to his own homeland, yet his own people did not receive him. 12 But to as many as did receive him, to those who put their trust in his person and power, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 not because of bloodline, physical impulse or human intention, but because of God. (Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)).

John 1: 10 He was in the world, and the world came-into-being through Him, and the world did not know[g] Him. 11 He came to His own things, and His own ones did not accept Him. 12 But all who did receive Him, He gave them— the ones believing in His name— the right[h] to become children of God, 13 who were born not of bloods[i], nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a husband, but of God[j].  (Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT))

John 1: 11 to his own things he came, and his own people did not receive him; 12 but as many as did receive him to them he gave authority to become sons of God — to those believing in his name, 13 who — not of blood nor of a will of flesh, nor of a will of man but — of God were begotten.  (Young’s Literal Translation (YLT))

John 1: 11 He came to his own, and his own were not mekabel (accepting) the Kabbalus HaMalchus of him [YESHAYAH 53:3]. 12 But as many as him lekabel pnei Moshiach (receive him as Moshiach), to them he gave the tokef (authority) to become in fact yeladim haElohim [DEVARIM 14:1]. 13 He gave this tokef to the ones whose being born was not by the agency of natural descent, nor by the ratzon (will) of basar (fallen human nature), nor by the ratzon of a gever (male)—rather, to the ones born of G-d (Yn 3:3,7). (Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)).

John 1: 9 This true Light, coming into the world, gives light to every man. 10 He came into the world. The world was made by Him, but it did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, but His own did not receive Him. 12 He gave the right and the power to become children of God to those who received Him. He gave this to those who put their trust in His name. 13 These children of God were not born of blood and of flesh and of man’s desires, but they were born of God. (New Life Version (NLV)).

John 1: 11 He came to his own and his own people did not accept him. 12 But to those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to those who believed in his name. 13 who were born not from human stock or human desire or human will but from God himself. (Jerusalem Bible http://www.catholic.org/bible/book.php?id=50)

 

Forensic Examination Of The Shroud Of Turin

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Shroud of Turin was thoroughly examined by no less than 7 Forensic Pathologists and blood chemistry experts. Their testimony is the ONLY VALID TESTIMONY in regards to the authenticity of the Shroud because the Shroud of Turin case file is primarily a question of Did a genuine dead body make contact with the cloth or not? They answered that question with 100% certainty.

Yes, a genuine dead body made contact with the Shroud of Turin. A forensic pathologist working with a blood chemistry expert are the only people qualified to make that determination. Any other testimony is worthless, including my own, I am not a forensic pathologist or a blood chemistry expert.

If the person reading this is also not a forensic pathologist or a blood chemistry expert, your testimony is also worthless. (At least in a court of law authenticity type setting) Holds zero weight. Unless one has seen the Shroud of Turin up close and examined it and is a forensic pathologist or a blood chemistry expert you would never be put on the stand. Because a jury could care less about your opinion, it means nothing. That holds true for me as well, I would not be put on the stand. I don’t have the proper credentials. Although I have seen the Shroud of Turin, the whole 14′ cloth up close and personal. I am not a forensic pathologist. So I would not be called to testify.

In a court of law authenticity type setting the only testimony that would sway A jury one way or the other would come from
1. Someone who personally examined the Shroud of Turin and has seen the whole 14′ cloth in person and
2. Is a blood chemistry expert or forensic pathologist. 95% if not 100% of the weight of the scale which determines the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin rests on the final report and conclusions drawn by the forensic pathologists and blood chemistry experts. That was done. It tipped all the way over to 100% AUTHENTIC!!!

Here they are.

1. Dr. Frederick Zugibe, Forensic pathologist, Chief Medical Examiner of Rockland county New York for 33 years. PHD IN ANATOMY. A EXPERT WITNESS Involved in over 10,000 autopsies.
HIS CONCLUSION: SHROUD IS AUTHENTIC
HIS FAMOUS QUOTE. I HAVE NO DOUBT IN MY MIND WHAT SO EVER.

In other words he is 100% convinced without a flicker of doubt in his mind. If you believe the Shroud is authentic, you are in good company, you are in agreement with a expert forensic pathologist who actually saw the Shroud of Turin and examined it over a course of years, note I said years, not days or months, YEARS.

(there are some idiotic moronic skeptics in disagreement with him, bear in mind none of them have seen the Shroud of Turin and none of them are forensic pathologists)

2. Dr Pierre Barbet: Chief Surgeon St Josephs Hospital, Paris France Battle field Surgeon
HIS CONCLUSION; SHROUD IS AUTHENTIC
Wrote a book after his examination was complete called Doctor at Calvary.

3. Dr. Robert Bucklin Professor of Forensic Pathology Involved in over 25,000 autopsies, considered one of the worlds leading experts in forensic pathology
HIS CONCLUSION SHROUD IS AUTHENTIC
HIS FAMOUS QUOTE INDISPUTABLE

4. Dr. Alan Adler: Blood Chemistry Expert
HIS CONCLUSION SHROUD IS AUTHENTIC
NOTE; HE PERFORMED OVER A DOZEN TESTS ON THE BLOOD ON THE SHROUD AND PROVED IT TO BE GENUINE BLOOD,, ACCEPTABLE EVIDENCE IN A COURT OF LAW

5. Dr. John Heller; Blood Chemistry Expert HIS CONCLUSION SHROUD IS AUTHENTIC, BLOOD IS TYPE AB, ELEVATED LEVELS OF BILIRUBIN, TESTED POSITIVE FOR HUMAN ALBUMIN, BILE PIGMENTS AND PROTEIN.

6. Dr. Baima Ballone: Forensic pathologist and blood chemistry expert
HIS CONCLUSION SHROUD IS AUTHENTIC
Note: He also did tests on the Sudarium of Oviedo and found myrrh and aloes in the blood By anti body antigen testing. Sudarium and Shroud have the same blood.

7. Dr. Max Frei: Head of the Forensic Science Police Department. Swiss Criminologist Took pollen samples from Shroud in 1973 and did a thorough examination. Saw the Shroud of Turin in person and examined it. Went to the Holy Land to identify pollens on the Shroud that were not in his records or books.
HIS FAMOUS QUOTE
I CAN AFFIRM WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING PROVEN WRONG THIS CLOTH DATES BACK TO PALESTINE 2000 YEARS AGO Dr. Max Frei

NOTE;
DR. MAX FREI FOUND POLLENS ON THE SHROUD THAT HAVE BEEN EXTINCT SINCE THE EARLY CENTURIES.
SO MUCH FOR THE CARBON DATING NON SENSE.

SKEPTICS DON’T LIKE THIS KIND OF INFO, BECAUSE IT DESTROYS THEM.

IN A COURT OF LAW TYPE SETTING THE SKEPTICS COULD NOT PRODUCE ONE WITNESS TO TAKE THE STAND AGAINST THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE SHROUD, THEIR STRATEGY AND “PROOF” the Shroud is not authentic IS ALWAYS REDUCED TO CHARACTER ASSASSINATION because they don’t have any evidence.

https://www.shroud.com/bucklin.htm

 

THE SHROUD replica I have is not a discount knock off. It's the real deal.

What can you possibly grow on this hard ground?

https://nowtoronto.com/music/racism-in-music/real-talk-about-racism-in-the-toronto-music-scene/

“What can you possibly grow on this hard ground,” said a man walking with a Scotsman.

“Men,” replied the Scotsman.

I read that in David Ogilvy’s excellent CONFESSIONS OF AN ADVERTISING MAN.

Ogilvy knew what he was talking about. Arriving in New York with not more than $10 in his pocket he built up the mammoth ad agency Ogilvy & Mather. I have all his books. Periodically I re-read them.

There has been an attempt this year by many to brand Toronto as a racist city. It isn’t.

When I came here in the 1960’s I had just enough money in my pocket to buy a beer. Drinking age was then 21. I was 18. I did not let that stop me.

I thought I had a friend here. I found out I didn’t. I didn’t let that stop me.

When I began doing my film programs (in George Henderson’s VIKING BOOKS and MEMORY LANE bookshops) people said, “He’s just a kid. Don’t go there.” I didn’t let that stop me.

Over the years a lot of people have been saying mean spirited things about me. I have not let that stop me.

Toronto LIFE, in a profile, said, “Reg Hartt is Toronto’s most loathed film connoisseur.” I have not let that stop me.

The City Of Toronto has been trying to bring a halt to my programs since 1968. I have not let them stop me.

In a piece on my work published in THE TORONTO STAR in 1980 David Beard, owner of the now lost and much missed CINEBOOKS, said, “Reg Hartt is underfinanced, overworked and snubbed. He treats animation–cartoons, if you will, as art. We should be paying tribute to him.”

You won’t find my Cineforum listed in City of Toronto or Government of Ontario travel guides.

You do find it listed in the world’s number one travel guide, THE LONELY PLANET. In fact, THE LONELY PLANET places me at the pinnacle of its list of places to see in Ontario and in Toronto.

You won’t find media film writers at The Cineforum.

When one of Canada’s greatest writers, Pierre Berton, gave his last public reading at The Cineforum the media asked his agent, “Why is Pierre Berton, one of Canada’s great writers, giving a reading out of Reg Hartt’s rowhouse on Bathurst?”

She told them, “Pierre loves Reg.”

That’s not to shabby.

Young artists seem to think established artists had it easy. They didn’t. They don’t. They just don’t let anything stop them.

Some artists of color think white artists have it easier than them because they are white. They don’t.

One thing, however, is true. Most people in management are assholes.

Be grateful because without them the world would be constipated.

Don’t let them stop you.

Years ago Cecil Taylor said, “The key to success in the arts is to find some place small in your own city where you can present your ideas on a regular basis without being interfered with.” If you don’t know who Cecil Taylor is google him.

THE CINEFORUM is my small space. You won’t find the folks who think high of themselves here. You would, when they were alive, find Jane Jacobs and Pierre Berton.

As David Mamet, in his books TRUE AND FALSE and BAMBI VS. GODZILLA points out, inferior people always go into management.

I don’t give a damn what your skin color is. I don’t give a fuck who you make love to.

I don’t want to hear you cry because you are having a hard time.

Great artists always have a hard time. Herman Melville had to self publish MOBY DICK. James Joyce had to self publish ULYSSES.

“Toronto is cold city,” people told me before I came here. I told them, “I will warm it up.”

Toronto is not a racist city.

There are some here with outmoded attitudes, yes.

The management in the bars and clubs is, in general, pretty fucking stupid, yes.

But don’t let that stop you. I didn’t.

Remember what Cecil Taylor said.

“The key to success in the arts is to find a SMALL SPACE IN YOUR OWN CITY WHERE YOU CAN PRESENT YOUR IDEAS ON A REGULAR BASIS WITHOUT BEING INTERFERED WITH. DO THAT AND THE WHOLE WORLD WILL COME TO YOUR DOOR.”

For The Young Who Want To Self Pity

If you can’t find a place in Toronto where you are welcome come to The Cineforum. For over twenty years one man has been doing everything he can to poison people against me. People who should be speaking up are silent. I am no stranger to oppression. The thing is, I don’t let it stop me. Neither should you. To become strong we lift weights. There is no greater weight to lift than the weight of oppression. Don’t cry because it is hard. Ask them to make it harder.–Reg Hartt 1/30/2016.

8 fest

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Check out the 8Fest. I began with 8mm. So did many others   (http://greenbriarpictureshows.blogspot.com/)–Reg Hartt.

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This magazine changed my life for the better.

This magazine changed my life for the better. It introduced me to the worlds of fantasy, horror, science fiction, 8mm movie collecting, monsters mask and great literature.

Like the kids in this program, I made my own 8mm monsters films.

Like the kids in this program, I made my own 8mm monsters films.

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As a kid Forry Ackerman grew up with Ray Harryhausen and Ray Bradbury. As a kid, through Forry, I grew up with them as well.

As a kid Forry Ackerman grew up with Ray Harryhausen and Ray Bradbury. As a kid, through Forry, I grew up with them as well.

Forrest Ackerman "The Wizzard" and some of the monsters that inhabit his mansion. (1969)

Forrest Ackerman “The Wizzard” and some of the monsters that inhabit his mansion. (1969)

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I bought monsters maks from FAMOUS MONSTERS and scared the yell out of Chipman, New Brunswick come Hallowe'en.

I bought monsters maks from FAMOUS MONSTERS and scared the yell out of Chipman, New Brunswick come Hallowe’en.

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FAMOUS MONSTERS editor Forrest J Ackerman raved about Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS every chance he got. I had no hope of ever seeing it until one day an ad appeared in FAMOUS MONSTERS from a man named John Griggs offering METROPOLIS complete in 8mm.

FAMOUS MONSTERS editor Forrest J Ackerman raved about Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS every chance he got. I had no hope of ever seeing it until one day an ad appeared in FAMOUS MONSTERS from a man named John Griggs offering METROPOLIS complete in 8mm.

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I bought all these masks, got my friends dressed up as monsters and scared the yell out of Chipman, New Brunswick come Hallowe'en. I thought people would laugh. They didn't. They got scared silly.

I bought all these masks, got my friends dressed up as monsters and scared the yell out of Chipman, New Brunswick come Hallowe’en. I thought people would laugh. They didn’t. They got scared silly.

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FAITH: No dog in this country has survived with what he has.

I had a beautiful dog named Reefer. He was part Shepherd, part Labrador Retriever, Part Collie. I had raised him from a pup.

One day I came home to find tubes of dog food on the floor everywhere. He could not swallow his food.

I took him to my vet. After running tests the vet said, “The best thing you can do is put him down but, if you want a second opinion, you can take him to the Vet University in Guelph.”

By the time Guelph was done with him he was skin and bones. The man in charge said, “The best thing you can do is put him down. No dog in this country has survived with what he has.”

I asked, “What about outside the country?”

He replied, “Two in The United States did.”

I said, “Then one in Canada will.”My faith was sorely tried. Many a person berated me for not taking care of him. Take care of him I did. One in Canada lived.

“You have the wrong attitude. If you leave this school today you will starve in two weeks,” my principal told me in my last year. Then he said, “Where are you going? I have not given you permission to leave.”

I replied, “To see if you are right.”

Had I not left I would have starved.

“Most teachers say you should go to school to get your degree to have something to fall back on. Aside from being a huge lie, that also creates a very high level of mediocrity, because nobody who really believes that is going to take the leap of faith required to be a serious artist. Stay out of school.”–Ellis Marsalis to his sons Branford, Delfeayo and Wynton.

Not enough people take that leap of faith.

The year 2,000 marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Kurt Weill and the 100th anniversary of his birth. If you do not know who he was, well, he was major (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Weill).

One of his works is THE THREEPENNY OPERA which he wrote with Berthold Brecht. In 1930 it was made into a film with his wife, Lotte Lenya. The film was directed by the great German director G. W. Pabst.

At the time I was running 16mm. I ordered a 16mm print from a company in The United States that had been supplying films to colleges, schools, museums, theaters and universities for decades.

When it arrived I called Toronto Star writer Martin Knelman whom I have known since the 1960s.

“Cinematheque Ontario showed that last year,” said Knelman.

“Yes, once to 200 people,” I said.

Martin replied, “I’m not going to write about your bootleg screening.”

That night only one man showed up to see THE THREEPENNY OPERA.

“You are getting a private screening,” I told him.

He asked, “Do you mind?”

I replied, “Of course not!”

He said, “You have been doing great work for the art and culture of this country of decades.”

“Some see it that way. Most do not. What do you do?”

He gave me a card on which I read, “The Honourable John Roberts, P.C.”

I learned he had served as Minister of Communication and Minister of the Environment in the government of Pierre Trudeau. He had been coming to my programs since the 1970s when I did them at Rochdale College, a 18 floor high rise that was the boldest experiment in alternate education ever under taken anywhere. Rochdale was also the only place in Canada (and the rest of the world for that matter) where one could use hashish, LSD, marijuana, mescaline and peyote without fear of the cops. It was 18 floors. The higher up we went, the higher we got.

Another regular at my Rochdale screenings was Jane Jacobs, author of the pivotal book about cities, THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES. Her last book, DARK AGE AHEAD, is a warning being ignored. Part of what she warns us about is the rampant mediocrity in the media. Everyone reading these words should read her book. Over a beer in her home shortly before her death in 2006 she said, looking at a copy of THE TORONTO STAR that lay open before her, “I hate that paper.” That’s the paper Martin Knelman writes for.

Then, out of the blue, she said, “The best part of what you offer is what you have to say.”

Considering the source, a statement like that is better than receiving an Academy Award. All of the people who vote on those things combined do not measure up to her.

I have a cousin in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He served as a high school principal. When I got THE SHROUD OF TURIN replica from Barrie Schwortz (who was part of the original 1978 STURP team that went to Italy to investigate it) I got the authorization to exhibit it wherever I chose.

I thought it would be neat to take it to people who would never have a chance to see it in the New Brunswick towns where I grew up, Minto and Chipman.

Ain’t gonna happen. No word back from the local bigwigs. No word from the cousin.

Most folk sell their birthright for Essau’s bowl of soup. Never heard of Essau? That is part of what Mrs. Jacobs wrote about in DARK AGE AHEAD. Look him up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esau .

Those of us who don’t are viewed as crazy by those suckers.

I did a retelling of my Rochdale experience. It is titled THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED ROCHDALE COLLEGE. I gave a copy to Mrs. Jacobs. A few days later I got a lovely note from her. Not many got one of those. Mrs. Jacobs said, “Old ideas are sometimes found in new buildings. New ideas are found in old buildings.”  Laura Lind, writing in a damned fine paper now gone called EYE weekly, said, “Reg Hartt’s Cineforum is everything Jane Jacobs wrote about. She was a regular.”

She was more, much more than a regular. “My mother loved you,” one of her sons told me. “I love your mother,” I replied.

Yep, there’s a lot of people think high of themselves like Knelman whom you won’t find here. But there are also a lot of very exceptional people you will meet here.

Had I not walked out of high school I would have starved.

If you have not yet been to The Cineforum in Toronto, then it is time you came by. Brit painter Peter More calls it the most perfect place on earth in which to see a movie.

It may well be. It is, however, a lot more than a place to see a movie. For a very large number of people it is place that has made a huge difference for the better in their lives. Happy New Year 2016.–Reg Hartt, 12, 30, 2015.FAITH 1 Jane Jacobs 1 LSD 1 METROPOLIS 1 METROPOLIS 2

A fan letter from Jane Jacobs to Reg Hartt.

A fan letter from Jane Jacobs to Reg Hartt. Not many got one of those. Said Mrs. Jacobs, “I had great teachers in the first and second grades who taught me everything I know. After that, the teachers were nice but they were dopes.” Many still are.

 

Books

When I become interested in something I want to know everything I can learn about it. Here are a few of the books I have drawn on.

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3D Images From The Shroud of Turin

One of the many unique things about THE SHROUD OF TURIN is its 3D properties. Looking at these images notice how the buttocks are not compressed as they would be were the body simply lying on a stone slab. What does this mean? As Dame Isabel Piczek has stated, it means that the body was suspended in space and time floating between the top and bottom pieces of the fabric itself.

Were this man anyone other than Jesus of Nazareth more would be giving this relic the serious attention it commands and deserves. Use red and blue glasses to view this in 3D.–Reg Hartt, 12/28, 2015.Shroud Of Turin 3D  (1) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (2) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (3) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (4) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (5) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (6) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (7) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (8) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (9) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (10) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (11) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (12) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (13) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (14) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (15) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (16) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (17) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (18) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (19) Shroud Of Turin 3D  (20)`SHROUD      2 `SHROUD      3 `SHROUD      4 `SHROUD      5 `SHROUD      6 `SHROUD      7 `SHROUD      8 `SHROUD      9 `SHROUD      9a `SHROUD      9b `SHROUD      9c `SHROUD      9d `SHROUD      9e `SHROUD      9f `SHROUD      9g `SHROUD      9h `SHROUD      9i `SHROUD      9j `SHROUD      9k `SHROUD      9l `SHROUD      9m `SHROUD      9n

It’s in the translation: Zizanion/Tares/Bad Seed/Weed/Cheat

Henri Langlois: An art form requires genius. People of genius are always troublemakers, meaning they start from scratch, demolish accepted norms and rebuild a new world. The problem with cinema today is the dearth of troublemakers. There’s not a rabble-rouser in sight…We’re fresh out of “bad students.” You’ll find students masquerading as bad ones, but you won’t find the real article, because a genuine bad student upends everything.

So long as (man) cannot operate as a savage or less than a savage, and think as a god, or better than god, he will suffer…A man who is full of God is outside of faith…When a man is truly creative he works single-handed and he wants no help. A man acting alone, on faith, can accomplish what trained armies are incapable of doing. To believe in one’s self, in one’s own powers, is apparently the most difficult thing in the world…Whenever an English artist of any value has arisen he has been marked as Public Enemy No. 1.”–THE COSMOLOGICAL EYE, Henry Miller). http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/?p=5651

Matthew 13:24-30    21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
24 Another parable put He forth before them, saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven is likened unto a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blades had sprung up and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, ‘Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath come the tares?’ 28 He said unto them, ‘An enemy hath done this.’ The servants said unto him, ‘Wilt thou then have us go and gather them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘Nay, lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”

21st Century King James Version (KJ21)  Copyright © 1994 by Deuel Enterprises, Inc.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+13%3A24-30&version=KJ21

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Parable+of+the+Tares

The original Greek of this passage uses the word “Zizanion.” Zizanion/tares is a species of darnel which looks so much like wheat in its early stages even a trained eye is hard put to tell the one from the other. Farmers called it “Cheat.” Roman law forbade the sowing of tares in the field of an enemy.

Most contemporary translations of this passage in place of the specific zizanion/tares use the subjective bad seed or weed which not only misses the mark but also loses the deeper meaning in the parable: “The servants of the householder came and said unto him, ‘Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath come the tares?’ 28 He said unto them, ‘An enemy hath done this.’ The servants said unto him, ‘Wilt thou then have us go and gather them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘Nay, lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”

That deeper meaning is this: the roots of the tares wrap themselves around the roots of the wheat making it impossible to pull out the tares without pulling out the wheat. The farmer’s answer, “Let the two grow together until the harvest,” is the only practical answer. When he adds “bind the tares in bundles to burn them,” he is making good use of something meant to bring confusion and harm. Tares was used for fuel. Thus something meant to cause harm is turned into something used to help. The wheat is used for food. The tares is used for fuel.

The use of weed/bad seed robs us of this deeper underlying meaning. It dulls the sharp edge of the original.

Now we, ourselves, are the garden. In each of us was first sown the wheat. Then one, an adversary, who wanted to cause harm sowed the tares in our soul.

Now the name “Satan” literally means in English “the adversary.” This means that one opposed to the will of the farmer has deliberately done everything in their power to cause that person harm.

There is an added depth to this parable. The fruit of the wheat is the bread of life. The fruit of the tares is a soporific poison. It lulls us to sleep. Then it kills us. The adversary says, “Root out in the evil in your heart.” I say, “Let the seeds in you grow side by side in peace until the harvest.”

This duality of intent is inherent in Judaism and Christianity.

Jesus Is Rejected

22 It was winter, and the Festival of the Dedication of the Temple was being celebrated in Jerusalem. 23 Jesus was walking in Solomon’s Porch in the Temple, 24 when the people gathered around him and asked, “How long are you going to keep us in suspense? Tell us the plain truth: are you the Messiah?”

25 Jesus answered, “I have already told you, but you would not believe me. The deeds I do by my Father’s authority speak on my behalf; 26 but you will not believe, for you are not my sheep. 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never die. No one can snatch them away from me. 29 What my Father has given me is greater[b] than everything, and no one can snatch them away from the Father’s care. 30 The Father and I are one.”

31 Then the people again picked up stones to throw at him. 32 Jesus said to them, “I have done many good deeds in your presence which the Father gave me to do; for which one of these do you want to stone me?”

33 They answered, “We do not want to stone you because of any good deeds, but because of your blasphemy! You are only a man, but you are trying to make yourself God!”

34 Jesus answered, “It is written in your own Law that God said, ‘You are gods.’ 35 We know that what the scripture says is true forever; and God called those people gods, the people to whom his message was given. 36 As for me, the Father chose me and sent me into the world. How, then, can you say that I blaspheme because I said that I am the Son of God? 37 Do not believe me, then, if I am not doing the things my Father wants me to do. 38 But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, you should at least believe my deeds, in order that you may know once and for all that the Father is in me and that I am in the Father.”

39 Once more they tried to seize Jesus, but he slipped out of their hands.

40 Jesus then went back again across the Jordan River to the place where John had been baptizing, and he stayed there. 41 Many people came to him. “John performed no miracles,” they said, “but everything he said about this man was true.” 42 And many people there believed in him.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+10&version=GNT

Now we read this completely different in our minds from the way that Jesus actually said it.

First, Jesus was dirt poor. Secondly, he was from Galilee. That means that he was from a part of the nation that was in Israel what the maritime provinces are to Ontario. Additionally, he dropped his aitches. Thirdly where we read the word “Father” Jesus used the child’s word for father, Abba, which more correctly is “Papa” which is the true meaning of the word “Pope.” Jesus, as we know from the evidence provided by The Shroud Of Turin (an authorized replica of which I have hanging here that I may meditate on and study it so that it may teach me), Jesus, as we know from the Shroud was five foot eleven which was uncommonly tall, built like a lumberjack (from carrying trees to his carpenter shop) and as strong as an ox.

There are those (and they are many) who say that Jesus never spoke of himself as the literal “Son of God.”

Such are the fruit of the tares. They dull the sharpness of the knife.

Consider “’25 Jesus answered, “I have already told you, but you would not believe me. The deeds I do by Papa’s authority speak on my behalf; 26 but you will not believe, for you are not my sheep. 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never die. No one can snatch them away from me. 29 What Papa has given me is greater than everything, and no one can snatch them away from Papa’s care. 30 Papa and I are one.’ and “34 Jesus answered, ‘It is written in your own Law that God said, ‘You are gods.’ 35 We know that what the scripture says is true forever; and God called those people gods, the people to whom his message was given. 36 As for me, Papa chose me and sent me into the world. How, then, can you say that I blaspheme because I said that I am the Son of God? 37 Do not believe me, then, if I am not doing the things Papa wants me to do. 38 But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, you should at least believe my deeds, in order that you may know once and for all that Papa is in me and that I am in Papa.’”

Now in here among these words we find the fruit of the wheat, the bread of life. Here it is: “It is written in your own Law that God said, ‘You are gods.’”

This, more than the Resurrection was what the lowest of the low in the world of that time, the slaves understood as perhaps no other could understand for they, by faith on this message were raised from slavery to become gods. They were raised higher than those they served.

Too often the Greek for “slave” is translated today as the more emotionally appealing word “servant.” A servant can choose to leave the person s/he serves if treated badly. A slave has no authority over his/her own person. A slave can not leave.  A slave is bound as no servant can be. A slave has no say in what is done to their person. They are a no thing. They are nothing.

Ian Wilson, in his book, JESUS: THE EVIDENCE, writes that the Nicene Creed, imposed by Constantine The Great, caused Christianity to lose its way. It did and  it did so by God’s will for everything that happens happens for the good to those who trust the LORD. (Romans 8:28King James Version (KJV) “28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+8%3A28&version=KJV)

The Nicene Creed
Traditional Version (From the Book of Common Prayer)

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty
Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible:
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds;
God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God;
begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father,
by Whom all things were made:
Who for us men and for our salvation came down from Heaven,
and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man:
And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried:
And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures:
And ascended into Heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father:
And he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead:
Whose Kingdom will have no end:
And I believe in the Holy Ghost the Lord, and Giver of Life,
Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son
Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified,
Who spake by the Prophets.
And I believe in One Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church,
I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins.
And I look for the Resurrection of the Dead:
And the Life of the world to come. Amen.

The Nicene Creed

Contemporary Version (Prepared by the International Consultation on English Texts)
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, light from light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
By the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered, died and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures;
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father (and the Son)
Who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
Who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

http://christianity.about.com/od/christiandoctrines/qt/thenicenecreed.htm

Wilson argues that Jesus never called himself God.

Well, Wilson has spent too much time searching for confirmation that THE SHROUD OF TURIN is everything we know it is and not enough time wrestling with God (the name “Israel” means literally “to wrestle with God.”

The Man Watching

By Rainer Maria Rilke

I can tell by the way the trees beat, after
so many dull days, on my worried windowpanes
that a storm is coming,
and I hear the far-off fields say things
I can’t bear without a friend,
I can’t love without a sister.
The storm, the shifter of shapes, drives on
across the woods and across time,
and the world looks as if it had no age:
the landscape, like a line in the psalm book,
is seriousness and weight and eternity.
What we choose to fight is so tiny!
What fights with us is so great.
If only we would let ourselves be dominated
as things do by some immense storm,
we would become strong too, and not need names.
When we win it’s with small things,
and the triumph itself makes us small.
What is extraordinary and eternal
does not want to be bent by us.
I mean the Angel who appeared
to the wrestlers of the Old Testament:
when the wrestlers’ sinews
grew long like metal strings,
he felt them under his fingers
like chords of deep music.
Whoever was beaten by this Angel
(who often simply declined the fight)
went away proud and strengthened
and great from that harsh hand,
that kneaded him as if to change his shape.
Winning does not tempt that man.
This is how he grows: by being defeated, decisively,
by constantly greater beings.

Translated by Robert Bly.

 

Rumi: THE CORE OF MASCULINITY

The core of masculinity does not derive
from being male,
nor friendliness from those who console.
Your old grandmother says, “Maybe you shouldn’t
go to school. You look a little pale.”
Run when you hear that.
A father’s stern slaps are better.
Your bodily soul wants comforting.
The severe father wants spiritual clarity.
He scolds but eventually
leads you into the open.
Pray for a tough instructor
to hear and act and stay within you.

Translated by Coleman Banks.

“If only we would let ourselves be dominated
as things do by some immense storm,
we would become strong too, and not need names.”–Rilke.

Rilke understood this as few do. His mother wanted not a son but a daughter. She dressed the boy as a girl. She grew his hair in long golden curls. When he knocked on the door to his mother’s room she said, “Is that my naughty Ranier or my lovely Charlotte.”

The son replied, “It is your lovely Charlotte mother.”

That mothers do this consciously or unconsciously to their sons is a matter of historical record.

“Are you a good boy or a bad boy?”

I am a bad boy and am proud of it.

Rilke understood as few do that instead of allowing ourselves to be defined we must define out self.

This is why the name of God (Jehovah/Yahweh) means literally “I am that I am becoming,” or, even more powerfully, “I will be what I will be.”

I will define myself.

Rumi writes: “our old grandmother says, ‘Maybe you shouldn’t go to school. You look a little pale.’ Run when you hear that. A father’s stern slaps are better. Your bodily soul wants comforting. The severe father wants spiritual clarity.”

John 1 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made.
4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him.
8 He was not the light, but was to give testimony of the light.
9 That was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name.
13 Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1&version=DRA

Wilson is right. THE NICENE code does misdirect. It misdirects not in declaring Jesus to be the begotten Son of God but in stating that Jesus is the ONLY begotten child of God.

Through faith on Christ I AM, YOU ARE, WE ARE become the begotten children of God (12 But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name. 13 Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.)

Slaves understood this as so called Free Men never can. This was why Christianity spread like wild fire throughout the empire.

That so few understand it now is not my problem.

I do understand it. That is a problem for the world.

Said Jean Cocteau, “Whatever the world condemns you for make it your own. It is yourself.”

There is enormous strength in that.

By choosing to align Himself with Spartacus The Living God who is eternal declared for once time and for all time clearly where HE stands.

I and Papa are one.–Reg Hartt.

Let the two grow together until the harvest:

34 I say to you: in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35 Two women shall be grinding together: the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left: two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+17&version=DRA

If you look at these links you will the author of the most important book on cities of our time, THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES, Jane Jacobs, saying much that Jesus said. Her last book, DARK AGE AHEAD, is a warning being ignored as the warning The Christ gave is being ignored. People who look for the truth look for it in one place. Those of us who have found it see it shining in all places.

Dopes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-8WF_Ke1_8

We are mislead by universities:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcipVOZsdJw

On writing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlhX3oQkmOE

Incompetent By The Time We Are Prepared:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUQYpbqHXE4

The Economy Of Cities:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_M8cuMK_zY

The Death And Life Of Great American Cities:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVHvqTNxtFw

On Writing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlhX3oQkmOE

Speak About What You Want:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymeD-jRVZV8

Cities And The Wealth Of Nations:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEabVr7IQ_Y

Matthew 15:13Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
13 But he answering them, said: Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+15%3A13+&version=DRA

In Eden Cain slew his brother, Abel. God is neither a liar nor a murderer. God is the father of Adam and from Adam eve. The seed not planted by the father is the line of Cain who replied to the question, “Where is your brother, Abel?” with the answer, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

This duality goes back to Creation. I found it referenced in THE OXFORD COMPANION TO THE BIBLE. Each of us has the seed of the adversary in us. How to recognize it in our self? It is that part of us which finds fault with others. It is the accuser. The name “Cain” means “from the evil one:” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cain_and_Abel .

St. Paul wrote, "Three things are important: Faith, hope and Love and of these the greatest is love." Love is also that I have found least among those who proclaim Faith. Imagine being in Heaven with Jimmy Swaggert, the TV preacher who got caught looking at but not touching prostitutes in Hotel rooms, while downstairs where we can't go, in the Hellfire Club, Swaggert's cousin Jerry Lee Lewis is belting out GREAT BALLS OF FIRE on the piano. I'll take Hell over Heaven. All the really interesting  people are, I am told, will be there.

St. Paul wrote, “Three things are important: Faith, hope and Love and of these the greatest is love.” Love is also that I have found least among those who proclaim Faith. Imagine being in Heaven with Jimmy Swaggert, the TV preacher who got caught looking at but not touching prostitutes in Hotel rooms, while downstairs where we can’t go, in the Hellfire Club, Swaggert’s cousin Jerry Lee Lewis is belting out GREAT BALLS OF FIRE on the piano. I’ll take Hell over Heaven. All the really interesting people are, I am told, will be there.

This has been postered around the city for years. On the whole if the people who are sure of Heaven on this world are the ones to be found in Heaven I am sure God, surrounded by their company, would prefer Hell.

This has been postered around the city for years. On the whole if the people who are sure of Heaven on this world are the ones to be found in Heaven I am sure God, surrounded by their company, would prefer Hell.

One extremely cold night when I was posting flyers at around 3am on a construction site at Yonge and College a voice boomed out, "REG HARTT! DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU WILL BE WHEN YOU DIE?" I replied, "I certainly hope it is someplace warm." "YOU CAN'T TALK TO YOU!" the man screamed. Of course, you can talk TO me. I just won't tolerate people talking AT me.

One extremely cold night when I was posting flyers at around 3am on a construction site at Yonge and College a voice boomed out, “REG HARTT! DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU WILL BE WHEN YOU DIE?” I replied, “I certainly hope it is someplace warm.” “YOU CAN’T TALK TO YOU!” the man screamed. Of course, you can talk TO me. I just won’t tolerate people talking AT me. These people who see you and I as damned are the true damned.

tt, 12, 27, 2015.Spartacus (Universal International, 1960). 24 Sheet spartacus-kubrick-24 spartacus-war-of-the-damned-series-finale-gannicus-crucified

Most people refused and many today refuse to listen to Jesus. Not once in the gospels does HE say to a person, "GOD HATES QUEERS." He does say as soon as HE sees a priest, "You walking piece of filth." Not only does a black and white negative show the image on the Shroud as a positive, it also possesses 3D characteristics which is impossible.

Most people refused and many today refuse to listen to Jesus. Not once in the gospels does HE say to a person, “GOD HATES QUEERS.” He does say as soon as HE sees a priest, “You walking piece of filth.” Not only does a black and white negative show the image on the Shroud as a positive, it also possesses 3D characteristics which is impossible.

On THE SHROUD OF TURIN, written by no human hand, we find the Passion And The Victory of The Stone The Builders rejected. They rejected him then. They reject him now. They will always reject him. He was built like a lumberjack. He was strong as an ox. When he spoke he dropped his aitches. The learned said, "How came this man to know letters having never studied?" Little did they know that before them stood the author of all they claimed to believe in. He was dirt poor.  The church says what Jesus did only Jesus could do. Jesus, on the other hand, said, "What I have done you can do and more." Those he despised yesterday he despises today. Who are they? They are the ones who say that you and I are going to burn in Hell unless we obey their rules. Jesus was, is and always will be the ultimate anarchist. A true anarchist is one who does not need governing because s/he governs them self.

On THE SHROUD OF TURIN, written by no human hand, we find the Passion And The Victory of The Stone The Builders rejected. They rejected him then. They reject him now. They will always reject him. He was built like a lumberjack. He was strong as an ox. When he spoke he dropped his aitches. The learned said, “How came this man to know letters having never studied?” Little did they know that before them stood the author of all they claimed to believe in. He was dirt poor. The church says what Jesus did only Jesus could do. Jesus, on the other hand, said, “What I have done you can do and more.” Those he despised yesterday he despises today. Who are they? They are the ones who say that you and I are going to burn in Hell unless we obey their rules. Jesus was, is and always will be the ultimate anarchist. A true anarchist is one who does not need governing because s/he governs them self.