There is a lot of symbolism to explore here. The shield is of course primarily a defensive weapon, though it can also be used to strike blows. A shield can defend the one who holds it but i it can also be held above those who cannot protect themselves.
A sword can cut through the ties that bind, through ropes, and if strong enough and wielded with enough strength it can cut through chains.
A sword can also be used to parry a blow from another sword, and of course it can maim and kill.
In the Tarot the swords are often used to symbolise the mind and intellect. We often speak of a keen and incisive mind. The keenness of a blade represents the sharpness of the intellect.
In manly cultures a warrior knight is someone who is spiritually aware and perhaps religiously devout. He is also able to fight when required. He defends the weak, the old, and the vulnerable.
The Knights Templar guarded the pilgrim routes in Europe to the Holy Land. They were also the guardians of many secrets and guarded places of sanctity and power.
If you face north in a magic circle then St Michael is behind you. He’s got your back.
St. Michael features prominently in sacred and holy sites on pilgrimage routes and ley lines throughout Europe. Britain has its St Michael and Mary line. The Apollo line from Ireland to Greece is another.
He is often depicted as slaying the dragon, vanquishing the serpent, but what is this serpent? The obvious answer from a Christian perspective is that it’s the serpent from the Garden of Eden i.e. the Devil.
That seems too simplistic. Where did this serpent come from and how did it come to be wrapped around the Tree of Knowledge?
In Chinese mythology serpents and dragons represent the energy that flows along the lung-mei lines that make up the energy network in the landscape. In Britain they represent the same force, wrapped around hilltops or guarding treasure in a cave i.e. piles of gold and precious that represent power.
So conquering the serpent may just mean learning to harness the energy that flows in the landscape, controlling power and drawing from an inexhaustible source.
When we are threatened with violence, threats of any kind, or when we need a sharp intellect to cut through the dross then St Michael is your man.
Imagine that at some time in the very near future, probably on a Friday (for reasons that are explained in the book), the leaders of the USA, UK, France, and many other nations hold a press conference at various hours according to their respective time zones.
At these conferences it is announced that not only do non human extraterrestrial intelligences exist but that certain sections of the human race have been interacting with them for over sixty years.
What would be the impact on society? This book examines the potential effects on people, the economy, religions, culture, art, technology, and many other aspects of human activity.
The initial effects would of course be enormous and without parallel in human history. As the book’s title suggests there would be the world before Disclosure and the world after Disclosure.
Life would never be the same again and in one afternoon all our lives would be changed forever. The repercussions would go on for decades.
What if this act of disclosure was carried out in stages with only a little information released at a time?
Would the Earth’s 7 billion inhabitants find it easier to digest the news or would they grow angry when they realise how much information had been withheld?
The book speculates on the immediate aftershocks in the first days and weeks. Then it extrapolates on this to wonder about the benefits and ramifications over months and years.
Would there civil unrest?
If certain people couldn’t cope with this news would there be panic buying and stockpiling of food? Would religious leaders talk up the prospect of Armageddon and the Apocalypse?
Some might not be able to absorb the realisation that ET really is in the neighbourhood. There is likely to be a degree of fear as the collective mind of the human race undertakes a huge paradigm shift.
Scientists might be among those who find it hard to take in as they realise much of their understanding of physics has to be reviewed and adjusted.
What if it was revealed that alien technology not only existed but was already in the hands of private contractors working for governments? And what if this technology was so advanced that it could provide free zero point energy that would empower every person on the planet to heat and provide light in every home? What would the impact be on those with a vested interest in the oil industry?
It is alleged that the secret of this interaction during the past six decades has been maintained with the two weapons of denial and ridicule and the process has worked. Try raising the subject now and you’ll still be regarded with at least wry amusement and possibly hostility by those fearful of even discussing it.
How would we react when we realise that our governments have not only kept us in the dark for 70 years but they have also colluded with private contractors and spent trillions of tax dollars on projects that involved reverse engineering spacecraft?
All aspects of the possible repercussions are considered. The book raises more questions than it answers but it does provide the reader with the ample food for thought.
Many brave people within the government, military, commercial, and civilian world have come forward to provide their testimonies. The work of Dr Steven Greer and the Disclosure Project is mentioned and it is clear that we are approaching the point of change.
A.D. After Disclosure is a thought provoking read that will spark your imagination and stimulate your curiosity. That has to be a good thing in an age of fake news and misinformation.