…And There Was A Fire Near The Dome Of The Rock, Too…

Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
May 1, 2019

One of this website’s regular readers sent along this article, and in case you hadn’t yet heard about it, I decided I needed to blog about it. On the same day that Notre Dame de Paris was burning, there was also a fire at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

That’s near the Dome of the Rock, folks:

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque Fire Burns at the Same Time As Flames Engulf Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Like Notre Dame, the Dome of the Rock is, architecturally, a beautiful and sublime building, and like Notre Dame is for the Christian world, the site is one of the most revered  in the Islamic world…

… and it was burning not only on the same day as Notre Dame, but at the same time:

A fire broke out at the revered Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem just as flames ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Footage showing smoke and fire emerging from the roof of a structure known as the Marwani Prayer Room, or Solomon’s Stables, could be seen on social media. The Palestine News Agency, the official outlet of the Palestinian National Authority, cited a guard as saying Monday that “the fire broke out in the guard’s room outside the roof of the Marwani Prayer Room, and the fire brigade of the Islamic Waqf handled the matter successfully.”

No injuries or damage was reported during the short blaze.

News of the incident at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam and central to the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict, was largely overshadowed by a much larger blaze engulfing the Notre Dame Cathedral at the same time. There was no evidence of any link between the two fires.

The Marwani Prayer Room is located underneath the southeastern corner of the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, which contains both the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, director general of the Jerusalem Waqf and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs Department, told Jordan’s Al-Mamlaka TV that the fire broke out in the courtyard and preliminary information suggested that it may have been caused by children tampering in the area. (Emphasis added)

Ok… I admit it: as soon as I read this story, I wasn’t buying, and I’m still not buying, and one reason I’m still not buying is that there hasn’t been much else coming out about this story. But consider just two points from this article: (1) the fire was reported by an actual guard at the site as having broken out “in the guard’s room outside the Marwani Prayer room,” but then we are told that the director general of the site stated that (2) the fire “broke out in the courtyard” and (3) that is may have been caused by children tampering in the area,” in other words, it was all a childish prank of some sort, gone horribly wrong, or an accident of play that got out of hand.

There’s so much here that sends my suspicion meter straight into the red zone that I don’t even know where to begin, but I suppose we could begin with that business about “children tampering in the area.” I’m calling hogwash on that one, for what set of parents – or for that matter, the children themselves – are going to think that a fun prank would be to set fire near the mosque? For Christian or Jewish children, one can’t imagine parents raising their children to think it’s ok to play pranks at the mosque, and for Muslim children it would be similarly – though for very different reasons – unthinkable.

But then there’s the outright contradiction of where the fire started: was it outside in the courtyard, or inside in the guards’ room? What strikes me here is that we have “an official story” (it started in the courtyard) versus an actual witness’s story which contradicts the official story, in this case, the witness being a guard, who said it started in the guard room. That I can wrap my head around, for if the intention was to severely damage the mosque, getting rid of the “first responders” would seem to be a logical step.

But above all it’s the timing here that bothers me. Certainly a fire at Notre Dame and a fire at the Al-Aqsa mosque can happen “coincidentally” and “accidentally.” But it’s when one considers the emerging details and contradictions in the narrative that inevitably send the suspicion meter into the red zone, that the possibility that both fires were deliberate acts begins to take on a horrifying possibility.

The only difference between the two events is that the mosque fire was put out fairly quickly, and before serious damage could be done, otherwise we might have some globaloneyist proposing to rebuild it as some modernist “inclusive” monstrosity.

The bottom line for me here, and I don’t know about you, is that there is much more to this story… it’s like a mackerel on a moonlit beach: it both shines and stinks, not the least because of the contradictions in what is known, as well as for the fact that not much more is known.

Time will tell, but I suspect this story, too, will not go away. I”m just not buying the “coincidence” story.

See you on the flip side…

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About The Author:

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

The Artist Of Eternity | #Art | #Creativity | #Imagination | #Poetry | #Poems | #Writing | #Painting | #Dancing | #Singing | #Motivation

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.”[1]

“He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it.”[2]

Zy Marquiez
April 23, 2019

The Artist of society, irrespective of what branch of art they undertake, is a very salient component of life in its full breadth and scope.  So much so that they are one of the pillars upon which society, modern culture, stands.

In fact, with a critical eye towards this notion, James Allen, author of the gem-laden As A Man Thinketh, wrote in his reverberating book on this that:

Composer, sculptor, painter, poet, prophet, sage, these are the makers of the afterworld, the architects of heaven.  The world is beautiful because they have lived; without them, laboring humanity would perish.”[3]

The idea of humanity perishing without The Artist might seem outlandish at first blush, but maybe not.  Perhaps the notion is best thought under the guise that, humanity as it currently stands, would perish.  This would mean that humanity and life itself, without the appreciation for what makes life great via The Artists, would be akin to an individual experiencing life without joy.

Removing art in its every form would be removing one of the strands of life that makes it great, one of the very strands of life that makes it pleasurable, exciting, inspiring and incredibly meaningful to experience.

This shows how paramount The Artist is to the human condition, to human life, to society as a whole.  Likewise, this also showcases why imagination and dreamers are so important.  This is because:

“The dreamers are the saviors of the world.  As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, throughout all their trials and sins and sordid vocations, are nourished by the beautiful visions of the solitary dreamers.  Humanity cannot forget its dreamers; it cannot let their ideals fade and die; it lives in them; it knows them as the realities which it shall one day see and know.”[4][Italics In Original, Bold Emphasis Added]

This is why appreciating the inherent ability of human potential cannot be overstatedWhat inspires individuals should not only be appreciated but held in high regard, for it is the fuel that lights the fires of the phenomenal, it is the engine that drives people’s motivation to achieve great things.

With these thoughts in mind, as an individual, you should consider to:

“Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.”[5]

Stay true to them, stay true to you, stay true to your course, your journey.

The power of dreams shouldn’t be looked at askance, as most of modern society does.  Those that seek to trap an individual’s imagination are merely conforming to the very system that aims to do just that, and they are conforming without a second thought.

Of utmost important is the fact that:

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream.  The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs.  Dreams are the seedlings of realities.”[6][Bold & Underline Emphasis Added.]

Every dream requires a vision, every dream requires imagination. Where one goes, the other one follows.

Nothing paints a better future upon the canvas of life than The Artist.

Nothing can, and nothing will – The Artist Is Forever.


[1] James Allen, As A Man Thinketh, p. 52.
[2] Ibid., p. 51
[3] Ibid., p. 51
[4] Ibid., p. 51.
[5] Ibid., p. 52.
[6] Ibid., pp. 52-53.

Suggested Reading:

Have You Ever Walked On The Moon?
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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

#Quote Of The Day | #Art | #Life | #Adventure | #MayaAngelou

“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.”
– Maya Angelou

Editor’s Note: I couldn’t help but say “Wow” and laugh when I read this considering how much I’ve been writing of late.  I had forgotten all about it until right now.  One of the myriad reasons why I appreciate Maya Angelou’s work.

Curious Questions About The Notre Dame And St. Sulpice Fires – News & Views From The Nefarium 4-18-2019

Zy Marquiez
April 18, 2019

As was my contention when the fires in Notre Dame took place, there seems to be some intriguing circumstances coming that are coming to light proceeding from the aftermath of the fire.

Dr. Joseph P. Farrell brings a sobering and mindful discussion below as he proceeds to give his take on the fires, speaking at length about various considerations around this whole unfortunate event.


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Notre Dame & St. Sulpice Fires

What Do You Find Inspiring? | #Inspiration #Motivation

“Make your life a masterpiece, imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do.”
– Brian Tracy

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but everyone can start today and make a new ending.”
– Maria Robinson

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

Zy Marquiez
April 2, 2019

Inspiration can come from many modalities, many forms.  Inspiration can come from literature, movies, quotes, moments, art, writing, people, history, et al.  But regardless of what inspires you, something does.  Let us focus on art, on the unleashment of an individual’s creative potential.

Art comes in many forms.  Art comes through painting, singing, dancing, writing and so on.  Art mirrors life in many ways.  When civilizations are at their highest points, art is wondrous, and when they are their lowest, art is incredibly ugly.  History bears this out.  At the center of this is the individual.

The individual, and their penchant for creation, is one of the fuels of life.  An individual’s inspiration reservoir is like an ocean of gasoline, holding endless potentiality.  All it needs is one match, one source of inspiration to light that fire, and the whole ocean will ignite.  Art is one of the matches that lights that ocean of gasoline, that ocean of endless potentiality within the individual.  This is one of the many reason why art, and individuals, are so incredibly fascinating.

How does art ignite inspiration?  To answer this, let’s take a dive into Peter Kreeft’s notable book, The Philosophy Of Tolkien – The Worldview Behind The Lord Of The Rings and what he states within it:

Art is very different from science in that it creates worlds; it creates meaning and beauty and forms and structures and natures, while  science discovers them.”[1][Bold Emphasis Added][Peter Kreeft, The Philosophy Of Tolkien – The Worldview Behind Lord Of The Rings, pg 43.

Art creates worlds, and art is created by individuals,  The individuals create worlds, it is the individual that also can be an inspiration for others, countless others.  History – one of life’s best teachers – shows this clearly.

But art also creates meaning and beauty, and in that beauty,  life becomes deeper, grander, more meaningful.  This is one of the vanguard reasons why life can be so wondrous.

Remaining inspired, remaining motivated, is not easy however.  Modern life with its endless twists and turns is a veritable rollercoaster, with turns that send off us in new directions even when we don’t want to.  Life will always be that way but remaining motivated and inspired need not be.

What motivates individuals vastly differs, but whatever does motivate and inspire you should be ruminated upon greatly, for those are the elements that feed your beingfeed your soulThis gives you an endless well from which to draw energy from, from which to experience life.  If this well is always full, if you remain inspired, you can accomplish anything, create anything.  This creative potential is one of life’s gifts.  These gifts lead to growth, irrevocable growth.

This is because art, just like life, especially when facing adversity, requires focus, relentless patience, and mindfulness of the actions we take.  These very steps – these choices – accrue overtime and help us grow at deeper levels than ever before.  The more consideration, thoughtfulness and care is taken in the consideration of these choices, the greater the growth will be.

Thus, not only is art inspiring and motivating, but it can even lead to resounding levels of growth by its very nature and the requirements it entails.  Life also does that as well.

Now I ask again: what inspires you?

In inspiration – whatever inspiration may be – you will find growth, and in that growth,  you will fluoresce to become a stronger you in ever way.

Inspire yourself and become motivated.  Or motivate yourself and become inspired.  There are various doors to enter from, but they all lead to growth – resounding growth.

Growth that changes your choices.

Growth that changes your journey.

Growth that changes your life.

Growth that changes you. Forever.


Suggested Reading:

Wings Are Made To Fly, Seeds Are Made To Grow
Have You Ever Walked On The Moon?
The Opening Salvo, The First Minute
The Seeds Of Today, The World Of Tomorrow
Piercing Perspectives #1: Taking Things For Granted | Health & Mindset

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.