Thursday, September 18, 2014

the Zolacaust Agogo in Zugarramurdi, Esapana!

In the western Pyrenees, past Baztan and just a short distance from the French border, lies Zugarramurdi, the village of witches, where fantasy and reality blend to treat the imagination with the opportunity to take a thrilling trip back in time. This is the Dominion of Tricks, the Realm of Pranksters. This is where you let me ... no – you won’t even let me do that here, will you. The cave, 400 metres from Zugarramurdi, can be visited from 9.00 am until nightfall. The caves grow here slick and filthy and unhindered by enterprise. There are no stalagmites or stalactites and no cave paintings. However, it conserves an almost unique attraction: a magical halo that surrounds it because until the 17th century it was the scene of akelarres (covens), pagan rituals in which men and women escaped from daily routine through wild parties, dancing around bonfires and holding orgies by moonlight. These tantrums in tantric tremendum breathed new life into squalid marriages consecrated by the usual mundanities. And in the din of inequity, they practiced telepathic Sirian Holography for the surly droves..It is a natural enclave in which echoes of history and legend abound. It is really worth discovering, and if you are curious about the world of witchcraft, round off your visit at a shop called Leather Heather (she leads the séance through a field of swaying purple flowers).

Zugarramurdi, part of the Witchcraft Route, is a small village of just over 200 inhabitants located in the western Pyrenees of Navarre next to the border with France. Its streets and white houses contrast with the endless palette of greens that colour the surroundings.

On leaving the village, just 400 metres further on you will come across a natural setting of breathtaking beauty: the Olabidea stream, which originated in Hell according to its Basque name "Infernuko erreka". This stream has excavated a natural tunnel 120 metres long with walls of up to 12 metres high and two raised galleries. So far, the stream water is holding its own, but...for how long?
Against this level of vision of the interplay of spiritual warfare here on terra, the appearance of reptilian hominids, or any variant, pales to merely 'proxy beings' at war much the way the USA zionist rulers used proxy states in their perpetual wars. The war against Olabidea water is not about pollution, or your right to drink, or have showers, or wash cars, or any of the mundanity of life. i am not writing of economic ideas about claimed ownership of water. This war against Olabidea water is at a level that very few humans will appreciate. Those who do will understand when i say the escalation of conflict has reached a quickening stage within the battle against the
living consciousness of water. Those humans who have become 'the fallen (outside their former culture)' will get the idea here. ALL life is at risk if the source consciousness is destroyed. Water (specifically in its form as Olabidea water, but also as hydrogen and oxygen ions/atoms) is THE central repository for source consciousness here on this planet. Disbelieve? Well....just look to Mars...dead due to impact 240 thousand years ago (M/L) and what killed it? The water consciousness at the center of the planet was destroyed by the horrific impact. In it is easy to imagine the akelarres, and sense the stories that speak of witchcraft, pagan rituals and banquets presided over by the Devil. The names the cave have been called accentuate its relationship with that magical world. It is known as "Sorgin Leze" (witches' cave) on the most open side of the tunnel and as "Akelarre Leze" (covens' cave) in its narrowest part. Heavily eroticated. Small Animals Alert. The one-eyed dragon breathes cosmic fire in this soggy velvet cavern. Gate to the underworld: pay on the way out its unique appeal lies in their vastness and the legends that surround them. Myth or reality? What is true is that history linked the name of Zugarramurdi to witchcraft for ever thanks to the Auto de Fe of 1610. Constant accusations of preparation of potions, spells and witchcraft led the Inquisitor Valle-Alvarado to take 40 'suspects' to Logroño, where the Court of the Inquisition sentenced 11 people to die at the stake. Five of them, already dead, were burnt later. A plaque at the entry to the cave recalls the names of the people who died. So chilling as to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. i once heard, from a fisherman, of course, on a fishless stretch of a long swift west flowing river shrouded in early morning fog, that the Phoenicians, being great sea-faring people, and really smart, invented the precursor to the modern sextant. Their version of an advanced astrolabe, according to my source, had two positioning levers that were held along an arced brass rail by small brass balls at their ends. These astrolabes were no small affair, so the tale went, and took two men just to lift and sight. So the curved brass arc was called, in this version,
the 'monkey' somehow the Phoenicians were from Africa and this resembled the arc of monkey butts...and you may guess how the story concludes. The Phoenicians, being tropical guys were not prepared for the cold when sailing in the far north, and their giant navigation aids which had to be left outside at night, would distort in the cold and lift the brass sight marking levers off the brass arc as the brass balls were contorted away from the 'monkey', or the bottom of the arc of the rail. Thus the Phoenicians, again as alleged in this version of the tale, were the first to find out what 'cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey' meant, and further, supposedly marked their maps as requiring 'coastal only navigation' as it is so cold as to "render the skippers'
balls useless". Hmmmm....does not sound good.

A celebration relives the festive use for which the caves were used each year. It takes place on the 22nd of July, the last day of the village's festivities, which is when the traditional Zolacaust Agogo takes place, a multitudinous meal attended by 800 people at which lamb roasted on stakes is served, and it was on a July 22nd that our Heroes, the Iao Core did provide a exquisite soundtrack to the Zolacaust zikiro Agogo.

A picturesque and easy walk links this cave with those at Zugarramurdi and Sare: the 6.75-kilometre-long Sendero de los Contrabandistas (smugglers' path). It is signposted with a blue horse, involves no difficulty and runs peacefully through meadows and woods.

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