According to WiKIPEDIA. The “ red carpet treatment” and “rolling out the red carpet” refers to any special efforts made in the interests of hospitality. WIKIPEDIA states that “ The earliest known reference to walking a red carpet n literature is in the play Agamemnon by Aeschylus, written in 458 BC. When the title character returns form Troy, he is greeted by his vengeful wife Clytemnestra who offers him a red path to walk upon.
“ Now my beloved, step down from your chariot, and let not your foot, my lord, touch the Earth Servants, le there be spread before the house he never expected to see, where Justice leads him in, a crimson path.” Agamemnon, knowing that only gods walk on such luxury, responds with trepidation, “I am a mortal, a man, I cannot trample upon these tinted splendours without fear thrown in my path.”
I love that phrase “tinted splendours” myself.
The red carpet treatment is now famously used for not just Royalty, the Pope, Presidents etc. but Hollywood bashes, the Academy Awards and many other galas, as a photo op for those modern human actors and actresses pretending to be Gods and Goddesses brought down to earth, to preen and parade around appearing glamorous in their finery to the pop and flash of the paparazzi. Even ordinary mortal folk get to taste the power of the red carpet treatment at weddings these days.
But in the interests of transparency and honesty, I was told the secret origin of the red Carpet by a Native American elder teacher many years ago. I have told it in public to many surprised women at corporate events and workshops over the years.
Once I tell you, it will change your head and your view of history, religion and of what you associate glamour, power, pomp and special occasions with.
NOW is the time for truth, for secrets to OUT. In the spirit of the times, wikileaks etc. I espouse the red carpet leaks. Are you ready?
About 15,000 years ago.. Yes, the red carpet’s origin goes waaay back in time, a pretty ancient custom which has come down to us in the same format. The red carpet’s Archetypal meaning still rings true as a rite of passage so to speak, to honour the powerful, in its ability to bestow it upon whomever walks its’ hallowed length.
THE BACK STORY
Originally in that far off time of all our ancestors, when people lived in small tribes, lived close to Nature which they were totally dependent upon for sheer survival, before the Bible, when the Garden of Eden existed on the Earth.
People lived in total harmony with Nature. In concert with the waxing and waning of the moon, The Moon, who was known as one aspect of the Goddess, withdrew for three days and disappeared. And all women would bleed during the time of the New Moon, at the very same time worldwide. Imagine that! And PMS didn’t exist at all.
I think there’s a very popular interest in Vampires, Blood sucking, a book/movie called New Moon, all of these subtle subliminal images resurfacing into the Collective Consciousness form the Unconscious now. There is a reason behind all of this.
Back to the story:
Women, were so obviously governed by the Moon’s power which also governed the oceans tides, and everyone’s feelings. There was the One God and she was always female. The Goddess, the Mother, the giver of Life, originator and creatrix of the Yoniverse, of all that exists.
All women were her microcosmic “as above, so below” incarnations on the human plane, made in Her image. It was entirely self evident, logical and common sense to observe that the women’s monthly blood flow was similarly special, potent, mysterious, magical, and powerful.
During their bleeding times the women, seemed immortal in that they could bleed and not die. Women’s menstrual blood was seen as sacred and holy, valuable beyond measure, highly prized, otherworldly, Divine, a plethora of adjectives.
The women would voluntarily sequester themselves in menstrual huts, caves, yurts, tipi’s to rest and dream and to bleed into their Mother the earth and renew themselves just as the Moon Goddess herself was doing at the same time.
Women’s’ menstrual blood was considered even more sacred and life giving when it was discovered that in the places where the women’s monthly blood had flowed, the plants grew vigorously and strong there. Gradually the women would bleed purposely on the land to fertilize the soil and that is how agriculture, which gave tribes control over their food supplies was created. The conscious use of menstrual blood as powerful magic fertilizer was the beginning of modern towns and villages and a settled non-nomadic lifestyle.
The women learned to keep sheep and weave clothes. Gradually over time, the women would keep this most valuable sacred and holy blood soaked into special ritual rugs that they wove for specific purposes. Yep you already guessed it.
The red carpet was that special, magical, life giving, sacred, all powerful, menstrual blood-soaked rug, which conferred the same powers and honours onto whoever walked upon it.
And lets not have any modern jokes about better tampons and containing leaks and what not.
2011 RED CARPET
So on Sunday for the 83rd annual Academy Awards when millions tune in to watch Natalie, Annette, George, Brad, Javier, Jeff and the like strut their stuff on that red carpet, you will remember the ancient ritual and power behind their strutting that helps them to exude all that glamour and power never mind the designer duds.
You can’t forget about the red carpets’ origins now. In spite of your fear and revulsion, your denial deep down you know how to recognize the truth.
Let your head shift 180 degrees. The red carpet is still with us, in front of your eyes in High Definition and it’s true origins cannot be denied, that all real honor, magick and power comes from Women, from their bodies essences, their vital fluids, from Nature and their very nature, it all comes from the Feminine, from the Goddess embodied here on earth.
The red carpet is an ancient vestige of Her Power. The Goddess is returning. HRH the Dalai Lama declared himself in 2009 in Vancouver that “The world will be saved by the Western woman.”
100th ANNIVERSARY of INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
In about a weeks time, on March 8th, it will be the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. Women’s rights were totally overthrown about 10,000 -5,000 years ago by the Patriarchy, by the Old Testament, by the total con job/propaganda of a male creator God in the sky, by the sword, power- over politics and the martialization of society.
It took until just 100 years ago for women in the West to be able to regain the power to vote, to have a voice in society and some modicum of personal power when once they embodied all of it simply by being women.
There will be an International 100 Women of Destiny the largest tele-summit retreat from March 1-31. Produced by The Grail Springs Spa in Bancroft Ontario. Check it out Marianne Williamson, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Margaret Starbird etc. will be standing on the red carpet in cyberspace.
I’ll leave you with this classic.
And as for who will win?
|Best Picture:||Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone|
|Actor in a Leading Role:||Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, James Franco|
|Actress in a Leading Role:||Annette Bening, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams|
|Directing:||Black Swan, The Fighter, The King’s Speech, The Social Network, True Grit|
Actually I have seen only one of the Oscar worthy films and that’s The Social Network which I thought was great and loved Jesse Eisenberg’s performance and the well written script. I adore Javier Bardem as well, so am picking him to win. He is a real actor and incredibly charismatic.
The Black Swan , I haven’t seen it. seems to be in tune with the times so I predict the director will win and maybe Natalie too.. The King’s speech is favoured and as everyone is ROYAL GAGA these days what with an upcoming wedding. It will win.
I am predicting that even though millions will watch, Tripoli is up in flames,thw rold is in revolt everywhere, so it’s defintely not Business as Usual. T glamour thing, even though they’re attempting to sell the ignorant 3-D reality TV’s, may be heightened by Neptune entering Pisces sign of glamour,illusions, fantasy,escapism, addictions But methinks the Reality or Reality wil begin to take precendence, or at least the glam will be put in some kind of proper perspective.
Does it really matter in the big picture?