On Mariology and Marry-ology
Dear Dr Horvat,
Please allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Junior Campbell and I am an England-based Barbadian holistic communications and education specialist, trading as Intelek International.
I came across your work on the Tradition.org website on Sunday, August 9th while researching the Our Lady of Fátima divine visitations and ‘apparitions’ that graced the lives and burdened the shoulders of three Portuguese children in 1916 and 1917.
By a process of divine providence, I have been prompted to ask you this question: if we operate on the assumption that “All truth is one” (even as “God is one”), as articulated by ancient Christian, Egyptian, Islamic, Jewish and other metaphysicians, may we reasonably expect to find some connection and possibly even a correlation between those visitations and apparitions that happened in Fátima, Portugal in 1916 and 1917, and the increased seismological activity around the Portuguese “passed-over” Caribbean island of Barbados?
I am convinced that we should do exactly that, and with some urgency.
I am convinced that by ‘mapping the coordinates’ of persons and events with marital, ancestral and other ties to both Barbados and Portugal, Christians and other “believer brides” around the world might discern what the Spirit of God is saying to us at this crucial, earth-core-uproar juncture in our history.
And that for Barbadians, who have recently been experiencing an alarming upsurge in earthquake activity, such discernment could be a matter of life and death.
One prominent individual with links to both Portugal and Barbados, whose coordinates I have been mapping is the British popular music and Christian symbol Sir Cliff Richard – who is also suspected of paedophilia, latterly.
I believe that Sir Cliff, who has been a British-Barbadian citizen officially for some time now, is a geopolitical and spiritual “bellwether” of sorts – or one might say bellewether, considering speculations around his sexual orientation.
Having an anchor in the Afro-Asiatic spiritual wellspring (he was born in India to British parents) as does rock band Queen front-man Freddie Mercury, another study in “Musical Mariology”, (that mercurial soul has ties to Tanzania and India), Sir Cliff’s intellectual property-pivoting toward the Americas’, and his links to United States evangelist Billy Graham particularly, locates him in a particularly precarious geopolitical zone – as do his links to former British PM Tony Blair and the Bush family.
My burden, as a Barbadian, is to relieve Barbados’ substratal tensions: to quieten the core discord and quarrels bequeathed us by our Amerindian, African, European and Asian (especially Indian, Chinese and Japanese) legacies.
As a Barbadian, I have a peculiar claim to the legacy of Errol Barrow, Barbados’ “Father of Independence” who preached a gospel of non-aligned movement: friend of all, satellite of none.
Where the Fátima apparitions centralized the Consecration of Russia to Mary’s Immaculate Heart therefore, my burden, received in a tantric state as a child, on my bed in St Hill’s Road, Barbados (during what secular physicians call an “epileptic fit”) is to call for the Consecration of all nations to the Immaculate Heart of Hearts in humanity, all around the world.
Bound to, and buoyed by this burden, I would reconcile Boudica to Ogotommeli: Odin to the Jinn; Jove to his vanishing twin Anansi
With metaphysician Celia Deane-Drummond perhaps, although the collaboration of Dr Peter Roberts, one of my Linguistics “father figures” may be presumed more likely, I would reconcile Yahweh to Allah and Brahman to Nyame.
I would work with you too, to relieve the tectonic pressures that push human ambition, like Mount Everest, to Nepalese futility.
But who can awaken a scribe like VS Naipaul from his fateful, fantasist sleep prematurely?
It appears that the ‘Metamorphosis of Narcissus’ must run its course: those Everest-like egos do their worst, until upon Tanzania’s Mount Meru, they are purged of petty epiphanies.
How shall we ascend the Hindu’s mythical Meru, if we treat that material mass of the African animists with antipathy?
“Love is an open circle” Khalil Gibran says. But some think commitment means others must be excluded.
I cannot make a Lucknow-like pact with you, at the expense of my commitment to William Minarik’s and other scientific seismological sensibilities.
Should I disregard or devalue a truth I see in Aboriginal totemic thought, the essential ore under their linguistic gloss, to give deference to your and other moderners’ Roman Catholic cosmology?
If I did that many of my Catholic neighbours in Norfolk would be ashamed of me.
I am grateful to you for a lot of the information you provide on the Tradition In Action website. And I share a number of your concerns about what modernist movements are costing Christianity.
However, I fear that contrary to your intention, you may be undermining Christ’s fundamental commandment that we should love one another – especially those of us who propose to teach.
In the epistle attributed to the biblical writer James we are warned, accordingly, “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.” (James 3:1)
This is the burden – the tradition – of humility.
Dr Horvat, I am concerned that in your zeal to preserve what you believe to be the core principles of Roman Catholicism you are obscuring and undermining the very foot paths that Christ left us – as much when he walked on water as on Jerusalem’s dusty streets.
I believe that your attacks on Pope Francis and other “progressives”, as you call them, plays into the hands of those who would do the Holy Father and others who share his modernizing views harm to appease their own conceit.
I cannot imagine that you want to reinforce the violent and virulent anti-Christian opinions of the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.
I feel certain that you like I am appalled at the inhumane exploits of the Boko Haram, the Nigerian terrorists.
Yet I detect in your prioritizing of Roman Catholic “tradition”, as you seem to understand it, a severity bordering on those two groups’ brutally reductionist interpretations of Sharia law.
In your deference to Roman primacy, I detect a Dylann Roof-recalling, opportunistically (consciously or unconsciously) critical, socially poisonous, self-destructive flaw.
In the gospel attributed to Jesus’ most kindred-spirited disciple, John we read, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” (John 13:34)
And again in the first epistle attributed to the beloved John, who lay his head on Jesus’ breast, we read, “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.” ( 1 John 4:7)
Based on your view that Protestants are not Christians, for example, and your rejection of the “generosity of spirit” behind the Vatican II ecumenical innovations, you seem to be making light of those “love centralizing”, foundational passages of scripture.
You seem prepared to shed the blood of Christ all over, to establish a more firm foundation than that established by Nazarene.
In your keenest to erect an earthquake proof ideological cathedral, you seem prepared to reject the living cornerstone of the gospels.
What is the source of your extreme anxiety about modifications to the Latin mass (“modifications” might not be the right word here)?
Is there anything more substantial than perhaps the puritanical parenting of an ill-at-ease married couple and a morally repressive, regimental childhood behind your apparent propensity toward Taliban-thinking-approximate Roman literalism?
These are the kinds of questions a number of your views have raised, though again, I do share some of your concern about abortion and other issues around family life and biology minimizing gender theories.
As [link=https://korebelief.com/rocking-san-andreas-and-britains-magma-carta-hyperbole-semantics-seismology-and-psyche-part-1/]my Korebelief.com project indicates [/link], I share with you a concern about how the seminal, seismic ore at the core of the earth is accessed and conceived.
I share with you and other Roman Catholics a focus on family as an arguably [i]a priori[/i] source of all human ecology: the key to the sustainable socialization of the sons and daughters of the earth.
Concerning inner and outer traditions and tremors
But I have not always been so catholic or universalist in my thinking.
I have not always enjoyed and endured the bitter-sweet-fellowship burden that I now share with Roman Catholic friends and associates in my native Barbados, in Norfolk, England where I currently live and elsewhere.
Some details about the Barbados-based “seminal” sources of my seismology and semantics fusing science will therefore be helpful here.
By describing the kind of tectonic shift that brought me to what we might call my ‘Lady of Fátima interface’ last year, I hope to enrich your understanding of the geo-psychic, spiritual dynamics that the Bible speaks of in John 3:8, where we read “The wind bloweth where it listeth and though we hear the sound thereof we know not whither it cometh or whither it goeth”.
Fundamentally, through this series of open letters, I hope to help you, other Roman Catholics and indeed people of all secular and religious faiths everywhere deepen your understanding of what it is to “live and move and have our being” in God (Acts 17:28).
But details of how I was (and am) born again – and again, and again, and again…will have to wait until my next “love” letter, dearest Dr Horvat, when I shall offer a fuller documentation of my earthly and heavenly parentage.
May the grace of God be with you until then.