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Travel along Spine of Europe: Clearing European Continental Chakras of Constantine's and Other Warrior Energies
Pula Ceremony: At the Heart Chakra of Europe, from the Heart - for Crispus
A Tear-jerker from an Epic Shamanic Pilgrimage for Love and Peace
PULA, Croatia, Oct 5 - I had dreaded the prospect of doing the Pula clearing ceremony well before we left for Europe. Because that's where my firstborn son Crispus was executed on my orders as Roman Emperor Constantine in June 326 AD.
"One down, one to go," I told myself at our Stuttgart hotel room. (Trier was also a tough, tearful ceremony. Another execution).
I had butterflies in my stomach the morning we left on a 550-mile odyssey to Pula, Croatia. They stayed with me most of the day.
That's also how I felt in the last few days here in Maui as I faced the prospect of making the movie about the experience and writing this story. Unsettled, feeling raw inside, wondering if I would have to go through the same cathartic emotions again. Yet at the same time I was looking forward to it, anxious to finish it, to finally release all those negative energies that had been pent up inside my heart for almost 1,700 years.
This story, and the film you are about to see have done it for me. As I am posting them at my web site, I am also blowing out all any residual emotions that may have remained after our European pilgrimage (blowing right into the computer screen). From this day forward, as far as I am concerned, Fausta and I and Crispus and I have settled our scores. I can now close the book on that Greek Tragedy encore.
But not without tears, even today, on the last day of the process. Well, now it's over... They say, "a picture is worth a thousand words." Here is now "a thousand picture"-film and a short story to set it up...
They say, "a picture is worth a thousand words," Here are now "a thousand pictures" that comprise this movie...
After the ceremony, Elizabeth and I went looking for a hotel. Dusk had already fallen over the city of Pula. As it turned out, there was a new hotel right next to the Arena. The hotel was aptly names Amfiteatar. And there was only one room available.
"It figures," I said to Elizabeth as we handed our passports to the front desk lady. "Thank you," I said to our spirit guides, looking upward toward the reception ceiling. We stayed for dinner at their restaurant. It was evidently quite popular with the locals. Soon we understood why. Our grilled fresh local fish was excellent.
After dinner, we went out for a short walk to the harbor. Above are some of the pictures we took along the way. The one of Elizabeth that appears framed, actually was. There was a frame in the park for just this purpose. And the three-dimensional relief model of the city of Pula on the right, with the Arena features prominently near the harbor, was also there in the same park.
Here are now some other still shots from the longest day of our trip... (in terms of mileage).
Pula Photo Album - Oct 5, 2011
TO BE CONTINUED...
BACKGROUND & CONTEXT
HAIKU, Maui, Sep 27, 2011 - To understand the full context of this extraordinary journey, a new reader needs to check out and contemplate the following revelations that came to be about Constantine, the first Roman Emperor to embrace Christianity and help codify it (see Nicene Creed) into a religion that we still know it today, 1700 years later. The first revelation occurred in late June of this year, at the time of the 40th anniversary of my first wife's death (Betty, who I later intuited was also my first wife Minervina in the Constantine lifetime).
Through a combination of my own intuitions, and that of my Masters-Teachers and other important figures in Constantine's lifetime who are incarnated today, I pieced together this fascinating mosaic of stories (published at my arts and spirituality web site - www.altzar.org ):