What happens in the soul of a corrupt person like Hillary? My encounter with the monks of Mount Athos gave clues about the spiritual roots of evil

October 31, 2016

A couple of days ago, clergy from a monastery on Mount Athos boarded our cruise boat on open sea as we approached the amazing mountain of Athos itself. And they did this just to sell icons in return for showing relics…

Watching on that little cruise boat, rocked by the waves, at the tip of the Mount Athos peninsula, where the winds and sea currents are strong, the monks from the monastery of Dionysiou, which is perched like a fortress on a cliff, protected from all the elements by high walls, and with a harbour and a boat house at its base, I suddenly had a breakthrough insight into the very root of evil, the spiritual root of corruption.

Corruption has become perhaps the theme of the US election now just seven days away. On Friday, the FBI Director opened a new probe into Hillary Clinton’s secret email server, probably to avoid being indited himself for obstruction of justice. The US election has been reframed by the new media into a fight against a corrupt international elite personified by Hillary.

But where does that corruption come from? What happens in the soul of a corrupt person like Hillary or her biggest donor George Soros, who are actually trying to start world war three with Russia knowing it could end the planet?

I got a clue watching the monks arrive from the monastery, which could be the hide out of a James Bond villain like Blofield. From this incredibly wealthy complex with solar panels came a humble fishing boat with two monks on board. Our cruise boat stopped and the monks boarded, helped on with their lots of bags by deferential crew members.



Within a couple of minutes, these flink operators had set up their little business on the lower deck and proceeded to shake down a group of believers from a village close to Thessaloniki. They had been taken on a day trip by their parish priest, and they looked like they could do with a few euros themselves, frankly.

The two shady looking monks rearranged in the time it takes to snap your fingers cafe tables to create two long tables. One monk covered one table with a red cloth, took out relics in very ornate boxes from his rucksack, and unpacked a paper box to collect prayer requests and money. Simultaneously, the other monk, who looked like an escaped convict, set up a table to sell icons of all shapes and sizes.

The people were urged by the clergy to buy icons, kiss the relics, two hands allegedly of John the Baptist and Mary, the Mother of God, and bend their knees and kiss the monks’ hands. The parish priest even urged a French family to stand in line to participate in the ritual. They hung back like I did. For those in the group who really believed in God, and knew what was going on, I am sure the ritual may well have been subjectively spiritual to them. In that case, the people were worshipping a thing that meant something divine to them.

But for me, the relics were just an external thing, physical objects, and yet I was supposed to consider this thing as something absolute, and I was expected to bend my knee to it and monks who had it in its possession.

The act of approaching God was not a process happening in the spirit. It was a purely external ritual happening through things, relics. Here, it is, dear readers of this blog, the point where corruption starts, distance from God, darkness.

An objective truth which we receive in our innermost heart, when we are conscious of the presence of God, has been turned into an external thing.

We are not supposed to bend out knees to this completely external object. The spiritual relationship is a mystical relationship. We are supposed to be receiving God, the divine, in our innermost hearts. But what happens when our hearts are so hardened that we can no longer receive the divine? What happens when our internal spiritual organs of perception are so whithered we can no longer perceive God? What happens if people become so fixated on sense perceptions that they become fixated on the eternal world? This fixation results in greed, ambition, corruption.

As the monks departed with the sound of coins litterally rattling in their box, I could see from their shifty expressions they knew this was the most terrible superstition, stupidity, decadence and exploitation. The clergy are amassing wealth, abusing and exploiting people and living like royalty at a time of tremendous difficulty in Greece.

The group from Thessaloniki looked very hard up. Yet the monks could not pass up on the opportunity to shake them down.

The revenue streams from the boat tickets, permits and internal transport system alone must be very significant for Mount Athos. On top of that, the government gives monasteries money. They sell their products in vast amounts in Ouranpoulis and on their premises. They get huge donations. But that isn’t enough. Abbot Efraim of Vatopedi dreamt up schemes to swindle Greece of billions through land swaps based on fake medieval claims to land. And thanks to the crooked Areios Pagos prosecutor Efstathia Spyropoulou, the Vatopedi monks seem to have gotten away with it with Efraim just spending a short time in jail.

The Orthodox clergy have given the holy, holiness, God, the character of the purely external with rituals because their hearts are worldly and filled with greed. In as far as God and holiness becomes just a thing, a physical object, a relic or an icon, it can be taken possession of by someone else, namely, by them. The highest good we can have, the knowledge of God, knowledge of the divine presence in our internal spirit, suddenly becomes a thing, an object, in the hands of others.

That moment a divide opens between those who possess the object, the clergy, and those who receive it, the laity. The clergy set the conditions and the rest of the people just have to be obedient, have faith without insight, without questions, kiss the relic, bend the knee and hand over their money.

I saw elderly women give money to kiss the relics and give five euros with their prayer slips because they understood the clergy expected money. They knew the monks and their parish priest expected them to buy the icons and they did buy icons to have them “blessed” by the relics.

The clergy have reduced God to a cult. Religions is an external ritual, an object, a relic. People can participate in these unspiritual, external rituals on condition of giving money to the clergy. . The clergy claim to possess all the knowledge about the eternal, about God. But all they possess are external objects. They claim to be able to order other people around on the basis of their superior knowledge. They claim that other people don’t have the right to question them. People don’t have the right to think. Yet, the greatest and the most basic right that a person has is to think, to obtain knowledge, insight, convictions by thinking for themselves. It’s only if we do think, do feel, sincerely struggle with life’s problems, that we can find God. There’s no short cut.


Mount Athos: A controlled space without freedom of movement

October 31, 2016

In the space of about one hour, this morning, I have seen two boats depart with pilgrims for Mount Athos, underlining just how many men visit the monk’s republic even in autumn.

Mount Athos is not only a different country, a theocracy. It is a country in which visitors cannot move around freely. Three day permits are given on condition that a pilgrim spends every night at a different monastery and these have to be arranged in advance.


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I found out the land border can be opened. It is very clear that the monks are more interested in the revenue stream generated by a system of permits and boat tickets  and in controlling their space than in helping pilgrims.





The border of Mount Athos is better guarded than North Korea: my reconnaissance trip

October 30, 2016

This morning, I went to see the border fence between Greece and  Mount Athos, which is a different country, yes, a different type of state. It’s a theocracy. And it is protected by more security than North Korea.

I got almost to the end of a dirt track leading to woods where, I was told, there is a physical fence, a real border, guarded by Greek police. The facilities housing the border police are visible from the boat, but the fence itself is concealed by thick vegetation.

This is a picture of the track leading to the border of Mount Athos with a parked car at and a wild horse grazing.

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It’s a very rough track indeed running parallel to the beach. It’s marked with a red circle in this photograph.road-two

I didn’t go right to the end of the track, because yesterday, I found out that the fence on the 2 km long land border can be opened.


Clergy open it to let out, for example, Russian pilgrims desperate to catch their flights in the event they can’t leave the monastery by boat because of stormy weather. Apparantly the clergy take full advantage of the situation and charge 600 euros to drive pilgrims to the security fence so they can reach Ouranopolis (seen below)and catch their planes back to Moscow on time.beach.jpg

Anyway, if some secret gate in the security fence on the land boundary of Mount Athos can be opened to let desperate Russians out, it follows that same gate can also be opened to haul people in…My case in Larisa documents how the clergy are so intertwined with politicians, specifically Alexis Tsipras, that they are above the law.

One married, middle aged man in Larisa told me he was warned not to go Mount Athos because he could be raped by monks. After all I have experienced, I believe that is actually possible. My own case demonstrates how the crooked clergy and politicians have rigged the legal system in suc a way that they can operate with virtual impunity.

On the other side of that border fence, there is, I argue a lawless crime syndicate, which makes the Mafia look harmless. If anything, the heavily guarded borders are there to protect them as they go about their crimes on this secretive peninsula.

Mount Athos, it turns out, is even better guarded than the Vatican City and much vaster larger in scale. The Vatican is only half a square kilometre in size whereas Mount Athos is 330 square kilometres in size.

The sea borders are protected by a 500 meter exclusion zone.

Only pilgrims (male) who have obtained a special three day pass can go to Mount Athos and they must go by boat as the land border is closed to regular visitors. The boats take them to the main port of Dafnes where Greek police and customs officials check their IDs once more.

Once on the peninsula, pilgrims are subjected to a system of continuous identification and tracking. They have to spend each night in a different monastery arranged in advance. Most pilgrims also use a transport system, which costs money, I was told, to move between monasteries, themselves built like fortresses.

So, here we have the ultimate hypocrisy. The Greek Orthodox church and some Athos monks are calling for open borders, for Europe to accept an unprecedented, uncontrolled influx of millions of migrants, often radical Muslims with terrorist links. The Ecumenical Patriarch, the head of the Greek Orthodox church and Pope Francis along with Alexis Tsipras made a high profile visit to Lesbos in spring to promote open borders agenda of Globalists like George Soros.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (Mount Athos is under his authority) condemned the “hard-heartedness” that saw borders closed to the migrants.


But when it comes to guarding their own borders, the same clergy have more security than North Korea and are more hard hearted than stones. Imagine charging desperate Russians 600 euros to drive them down the peninsula to get their planes?

Now, I get that the special status of Mount Athos as a monk’s state or republic is supposed to help the inhabitants make God the sole basis of their life, realize the divine in the arena of real life, in the field of reality. And I also recognize that there have been some monks like Father Porphyrios, who spent many years on a little Skete on Mount Athos before becoming a hospital chaplain in Athens, really was a man of fire, warmth, of genius and true faith. I realize that many of the monks and pilgrims may also be people of true faith. Who knows? There may even be entire monasteries whose communities actually do try to live according to Christian principles marooned behind their fortress like walls and gates in this peninsula filled with the bases of crime gangs.

But most of the monks of Mount Athos seem to be very wordly. Ouranopoulis is filled with shops selling the products of the monasteries. The monasteries themselves have shops selling products.

Efraim, the Abbot of Vatopedi who master minded a land swap scheme swindle billions the Greek state. Apart from a short time in jail, a media stunt, Efraim has gotten off scott free. Vatopedia still seems to have all the swindled property in its possession. Vatopedi seems also to have partnered with Marfin bank to carry out gigantic financial crimes, taking advantage of their tax exempt status to game the stock market.

And this crime synidcate even managed to swindle Greek tax payers into funding police to guard the base of their crime ring under the pretext they are living holy lives dedicated to God and need special protection.

In ecclesiastical terms, Mount Athos under the Ecumenical Patriarch in Constantinople making the Mount Athos monks even more difficult to hold to account.

I argue that not just Vatopedi, but the controlling element of the Greek Orthodox church is a gigantic crime ring that is undermining Greece itself. They are amassing enormous wealth at the expense of Greece. They are corrupting politicians and justice officials.


October 30, 2016

The FBI has reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s communications on her secret email server. But it is not clear if the investigation will focus on the revelation that Barack Obama emailed Hillary on her secret server while she was the head of the State Department using a pseudonym to get around the law.

Obama, himself, is now implicated, along with Hillary, in the criminal conspiracy of running a shadow government for special interests and in lying after he said he learned about Hillary’s secret server from the press.




Pictures of my Mount Athos cruise trip. Monks boarded the boat on open sea to show relics and sell icons. Church as a corporation?

October 29, 2016

Made a boat trip along the South West of Mount Athos this afternoon. The land border of the Monk’s Republic is guarded by police and marked by two large buildings. Boats have to keep a distance of 500 meters from the shore. The tiny port of Dafnes has police officers, customs officials and post office to protect the best guarded and most secretive tax haven in the world.

Pilgrims go to Mount Athos on a special boat, see arriving below. To get a three day permit to go to Mount Athos, you have to be male.


Some pictures of the stunning mountain at the end of the peninsula where the most spectacular monasteries perched on rocky ridges are located.



The Russian monastery visited by Vladimir Putin below.


Monks came from the monastery of Dionysiou who boarded the boat to give a group from Thessaloniki the chance to kiss relics and to buy their icons in a very flink operation…

The impression is of a corporation taking advantage of people’s faith to sell their products.

I was told that the boat ticket to go to Mount Athos is 25 euros. Given the number of pilgrims, it must be a large and steady revenue stream. The three day visa costs another 25 euros.

I was also told that the monasteries force pilgrims 600 euros to drive them to the land border, taking advantage of desperate Russians who need to catch their flights back but who cannot leave because of rough seas. It is possible to cross the land border forty minutes walk from here in special cases, but there is a physical fence and it is guarded by police.

Some Russians go with tens of thousands of euro in cash and come back with no money, paying with credit card, I was told.

Also, I was told that the monks help people avoid tax and launder money by saying bigger donations were given than was the case…




Mount Athos: A place of confrontation between Russia and Globalist-controlled Greece

October 29, 2016

Sunny day in Ouranoupolis today. Boat trip to Mount Athos pencilled in tomorrow.

Vladimir Putin visited the Russian monastery, St Panteleimon,  on Mount Athos at the end of May to mark 1,000 years of monks at Mount Athos.

Russia and the Russian Orthodox church has partially left the Globalist’s New World Order while Greece under Alexis Tsipras and the Greek Orthodox church are Globalist agents.

In June, the Russian Orthodox church pulled out of a historical council on Crete, which was largely funded by the US State Department, over fears that the Greek church would use issues connected with harmonizing the administration of orthodox churches around the world to set up a central body and try to take control of it.


As a result Mount Athos with its Russian and Greek monasteries, such as Vatopedi, has become the focal point of a confrontation taking place around the world.

Some photos of this morning…

Perhaps a Vatopedi monk  busy studying the monastery’s alleged 200 million euro bank accounts returning to his tax haven lair after talking to bankers?


The main square…




October 29, 2016