Thursday, November 21, 2013

U-Predict Blog – Who Killed President Kennedy – 11/19/2013

There are at least 10 major conspiracy theories that are still being actively pursued as we reach the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.  Most people who lived through the actual nightmare and the Government investigation that followed question the thoroughness of the Warren Commission – those people who wrote the “history” of what actually happened.  So it was with a swirl of accusations appearing in the media that the Reading Room tackled this issue.  The reading room included Ivy Lieberman, Jean Maurie Puhlman, Elizabeth Kea (Kea Hypnosis), Joanne Matthews, and ReeNee Cummins.  We were thrilled to add two new readers/commenters to the show – GeminiMoon and AMC28.

First, the number of Major Arcana cards that were pulled was staggering.  While we did not have a great deal of synchronicity with all Majors, most of the 22 Major Arcana were pulled.  The ones that were missing were The Chariot (interesting because JFK was shot while riding in a car), and The Hierophant, which indicates, by its absence, that things would never be the same in the American culture.  The number of Majors also speaks to the scary idea of destiny; was this one of those karmic moments that had to happen?  How did it change us?  Most of us who lived through the 60’s saw it as a time when boundaries were pushed.  Familiar roles and expectations were challenged.  Most important, the people took to the street again and again to steer the nation on a different course. 

The Wheel of Fortune was another Major pulled in synchronicity.  Time and civilization moved forward despite the assassination.   But we had other assassinations – the president’s brother Robert; of course, there also was the Reverend Martin Luther King.  Perhaps one lesson we should have gleaned is that a gun doesn’t stop a philosophy or a belief.  We did go to the moon and “do the other things”; we did continue marching (and still do) for civil rights; and we see younger members of political families run for the same, or higher office than their siblings or parents had to keep fighting for what they believe in.

We asked systematically if JFK was killed by the Mafia, the Cubans, and the Government or the CIA itself.  The answer we got repeatedly was that the King of Wands (a man of integrity, but with a single mindedness) did a terrible deed (the Devil or the Tower followed) for money (a pentacle card appeared here).  So the cards support a person carrying out the plans of the assassination for money.  But a man of integrity killed the president of the United States?  Here is where tarot is its most fascinating.  We do not all share the same ideals or beliefs.  Look at our country today.  There is a deep divide; both sides see the other as flawed and dangerous.  That is how most would see Lee Harvey Oswald; but he was a man with deeply-held beliefs and that is what caused him to act.  The fact that he may have received payment for it only throws us back into the quagmire that are the conspiracy theories.  The Devil card also talks about a personal hell caused by thoughts or beliefs.  Here is someone so tortured that he (or they) thought the answer was shooting the President of the United States.   

What did Kennedy believe in that was so frightening?    He was pushing for civil rights legislation and the KKK and other organizations were fighting back.  The CIA was angry that he closed their secret bases where they were training snipers to go to Cuba.  He also had talked at the United Nations about the need to cut back on weapons and actual troop numbers.  JFK spoke about not plunging the world into another war.  We currently have a Commander in Chief who won the Nobel Peace Prize for the same sentiment.  He has an Attorney General who is actively perusing civil rights violations caused by voter ID laws.   The number of threats against the current president is up 400%.  Have we learned nothing in 50 years?   

There was definitely someone else who didn’t like JFK’s ideals.  We had the 8 of Cups and the 8 of Pentacles in synchronicity as well.  The 8 of Cups speaks of being done with something, ready to move on.  This 8 came up when we ask about a power within our Government being responsible.  The 8 of Pentacles speaks of speeding up the process.  Whoever planned the assassination saw the Dallas trip as the perfect opportunity.  The parade route was changed, the number of Secret Service taken on the trip was reduced, and a hellish schedule of many stops in a two day period provided just that opportunity.

JFK himself was portrayed as the Magician with a high number of synchronicities (7).  It was followed by the Queen of Cups, who I think speaks for his love for his wife and his family.  I think is also speaks in this case about his love of the job and of his love for his country.  He was a man of vision; he did have new ideas – and set about to make them happen.  America was in love with The Magician and Camelot.  What would happen if we were able to have that kind of an experience?  If the American people we to become enamored by a leader and willing to try new things again, would we have a technical leap forward like landing on the moon or helping the whole world with the Peace Corps?   Or did the assassination jade us.  Do we see all of our leaders as fragile – someone who can be removed with a puff of smoke from a gun or the threat of impeachment from those who disagree. 

Where are we America?  Do we still mourn The Magician?  Do we want Camelot back?  Will taking our society backward like so many want produce the effect?  U-Predict…


ivy said...

Well was an inspiring show.

Jean Maurie said...

Enjoyed this a lot, thanks :)