To Make Peace in Syria? Cow Horns and Deer Bladders

To Make Peace in Syria? Cow Horns and Deer Bladders

[L’Osservatore Romano dabbles in the occult with the fertility rite of biodynamic agriculture?]

Sandro Magister

You have to read it to believe it. Here is the opening of today’s editorial on the front page of “L’Osservatore Romano”:

“We know that Aleppo cannot be freed with bombs. Aleppo and Syria still need to be set free from misery, from the climate change that a few years ago drove men and women to migrate from the rural areas, that destabilized the demographic equilibrium and triggered the first Syrian revolts and then the war.”

The author of this mind-boggling analysis of the Syrian crisis is Carlo Triarico. But the readers of the pope’s newspaper are not told that he is president of the Association for Biodynamic Agriculture, which promotes the farming method invented a century ago by the Austrian esotericist Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), based on a ritual of homeopathic fertilization, all cow horns and deer bladders and the like, intended to channel spiritual, cosmic, and astral forces into the planet, reinvigorating it. A method that last November, in an open letter to the Italian minister of agriculture, almost all the scientific organizations working in the agricultural field dismissed as “magic,” after a conference in Naples organized by none other than the association that Triarico heads.

But back on the occasion of that conference “L’Osservatore Romano” had given space not to the criticisms of the scientists, but to Triarico’s commendation of himself, in a November 28 article in which he proudly claimed that he had also organized, that previous February, a conference on “Laudato Si’,” the environmentalist encyclical of Pope Francis.

Also in that article Triarico wrote exultantly that the conference in Naples had been attended by hundreds of militants from those “popular movements” that the pope had received on November 5 at the Vatican and are his pride and joy, in confirmation of which “there is growing in the world a great movement of innovation for the common home.”

But that wasn’t enough. Also on the occasion of the merger between Bayer and Monsanto, it was to Triarico that “L’Osservatore Romano” turned for the apocalyptic reprimand, in an article for the Sunday edition of September 18.

Turning back to today’s edition, the follow-up to that incredible opening is a whole hymn to the miraculous virtues of biodynamic agriculture in “ending hunger, creating the conditions for rural resiliency against climate change” and therefore, in a ripple effect, against migrations and wars, not only in Syria but also in other countries that have already been reached – the editorial says – by this method of cultivation: “Jordan, Iran, Egypt, Algeria, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Yemen.”

In a few days, on January 9, Pope Francis will give the new year’s address to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, in which he will illustrate his geopolitical vision and the ways for seeking peace.

From now until then, it is to be hoped that no ambassador may get the notion that the Church’s recipe for peace in the world is today’s editorial in the pope’s newspaper.

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3 comments on “To Make Peace in Syria? Cow Horns and Deer Bladders

  1. The climate change needed in Rome is a return to the clear, warm skies of Catholic Tradition, of which that scenic little burg was, once upon a time, Defensor Maximus – until Hottentots took it over in 1962.

  2. Now, now, Wojtyla was a Steinerian. So Steiner can’t be all that bad, right?

    From Abbe de Nantes Book of Accusation against John Paul II

    You were the plaything – and I mean plaything – of two occult forces, whose willing prisoner you still remain. The first and more serious force captivated you because of your great love for the theatre. Yes, theatre people love illusion and life in the unreal  ; they imagine themselves in turns to be charmers, overlords, magicians and creators of invisible worlds, communicating with telluric forces, the cosmos and the future… And they are always passionately loved, the idols of the masses. Indeed your friend and master, Mieczyslaw Kotlarczyk, was one such baneful initiate and initiator. And he, at that time, was a disciple of the theosophist Rudolf Steiner.
    It is said that your passion for the theatre was so keen, even at Wadowice, that the idea of becoming a priest left you indifferent. And even then Kotlarczyk was your “ old friend ” (Malinski. p.16). Hardly a year had elapsed before Kotlarczyk founded his Rhapsodic Theatre, of which you were the leading and principal actor. Before long, you were lodging in your own house him who liked to be called “ the master of the word ” and even “ archpriest ”, whose actors were the priests of this strange religion, which you explained to Malinski in terms that seemed excessive even to him. Your favourite poem at that time was Norwid’s Promethidion. The theatre for you became a creative liturgy, analogous to that other liturgy, the Church’s, where the actor is the demiurge, the mediator through the magic of the Word… All this of course might be no more than an exaggerated youthful passion for the boards. But no  !

    It was an initiation which you have never repudiated. To be convinced of this, one needs to be in possession of some revealing document such as the anthroposophic revue Triades, “ A Review of human culture inspired by the teaching of Rudolf Steiner ”, whose of offshoot, the “ Paul Coroze Youth Foundation ”, was recognised for its public utility service by decree of… Georges Pompidou in 1972, thus enabling it to receive tax free gifts and bequests. That is a sure way of recognising masonic organisations in our secular republic. Now, here is an article dating from the autumn of 1980 entitled What is the place of the Pope in the modern world in 1980  ? written by one Christian Leclercq.
    [more at the link]

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