04 Oct Will the extinction of the bee lead to the collapse of civilization?
TIDBITS – For those who are interested into the deeper layers of the story Dietrich once told, a small backstory on Ancient Wisdom, the importance of bees and the battle of those who believe in a dualistic black and white world “religion” … It all seems to make sense.
According to Ancient Wisdoms, the bee is the symbol of the doorway or threshold to the soul. – German peasants believed that bees were survivors of the Golden Age. Above all other trees, bees love the ash: Yggdrasil. In Greek myths bees represented the dead, ancestors and forebearer. Demeter, goddess of agriculture and the underworld, was depicted with a beehive. Also until the nineteenth century one could see beehives depicted on tombstones in Germanic countries as depicted in F. H. Hamkens’ book “Sinnbilder auf Grabsteinen von Schleswig bis Flandern“. To enter the wild rose is to enter the secret world’s of enchantment. In Hinduism, the Bee relates to Vishnu, Krishna or Kama, the God of Love. In Egypt, the Bee symbolized royalty. In Greece, it also was the symbol of the Eleusinian Mysteries. The Celts associated the Bee with hidden wisdom. The bee represent fertility and the honey of Life, accomplishing the impossible; life itself. When the bee dies life itself dies. But what to those who believe that pure evil created this world, would that be so bad? Or if the symbol of hidden wisdom get killed would it be bad for those who want to keep the hidden wisdom for themselves?
Otto Rahn closes Luzifers Hofgesind with the words: “I am carrying a Dietrich with me … I am going to follow the ancient path of the thief, my eyes constantly fixed on the Great Bear: Arktos, Arthur, Thor. Thor, the Grand-Father. Thor the Bear, the old grandfather and source of divine strength in the Edda, like all bears, cared for the nectar collected during spring and summer by the bees. A little bee flies towards the table where I write, and dissappears into the evening. Perhaps it will spend the night inside a wild rose. And tomorrow is a new day.” — Could this have been a prediction of his own mysterious death?
In 1901 the writer Maurice Maeterlinck published “The Life of the Bee”. The work was originally written in French and was translated into English by Alfred Sutro. Maeterlinck’s reputation grew when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911. Maeterlinck suggested that we owed our civilization to the bee, and some readers may have concluded that the extinction of the bee would lead to the collapse of civilization …
You will probably more than once have seen her fluttering about the bushes, in a deserted corner of your garden, without realising that you were carelessly watching the venerable ancestor to whom we probably owe most of our flowers and fruits (for it is actually estimated that more than a hundred thousand varieties of plants would disappear if the bees did not visit them), and possibly even our civilisation, for in these mysteries all things intertwine.
The following articles got published in the Washington Post:
Bees were just added to the U.S. endangered-species list for the first time
‘Like it’s been nuked’: Millions of bees dead after South Carolina sprays for Zika mosquitoes