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The Cult of Diana Re-examined

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The princess in conversation with water diviner
and explosives expert, the late Donovan Wilkins
S he reclines peacefully as though she were a goddess receiving a dream.
There has been some guesswork
about the possibility of a 'dream cult' connected with the structures.
Perhaps, like a vestal virgin, or better a queen bee,
this goddess in human form fed on titbits and delicacies, lived in the temple,
and dreamed rich dreams for the priests to interpret.

Jean McMann 'Riddles of the Stone Age: Rock Carvings of Ancient Europe'


HERMENEUTICAL UPDATE
In our last issue, we wrote of how an occult war was being waged between pillars of the British establishment, and warned of its consequences. You may well have heard that one of its most prominent participants died recently, in an automobile 'accident' in Paris. There is enough documentary material in the life of Lady Diana Spencer, also known as Princess of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, to occupy historians, psychgeographers and novelists for many years.

These facts are of limited utility. Access to relevant information is controlled by a number of super-rich cabals, each with their own vested interests in creating their version of the truth. Trying to establish the truth about the dead Princess is like wrestling in jelly with the Owlman of Mawnan with a monkey on your back.

We are told that Diana's last minutes were spent in a car driven at 120 mph in the middle of the night, through a major European city, by a drunken security man, without a fastened seatbelt. If this was a group of teenaged joyriders the response to the deaths would probably be 'good riddance'. However this was the most famous woman in the world and we have instead been swamped with a bizarre torrent of emotionally-charged images. Is what we are seeing a manifestation of mass psychosis?

What else can explain the phenomenon of two million people travelling to the funeral of someone they never knew, never even met, or saw in the flesh, but only knew from media-interpreted perception? Whatever the reservations of non-believers, the cult of the dead Diana, Princess of the Underworld, has been established.


FLOWER POWER SAFETY FEAR
Two women in a party of daytrippers on their way to lay flowers in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales and visit Buckingham Palace were killed in a motorway crash. The group of women in their 50s had set off fro m Nantwich, Cheshire, for a pre- booked tour of the palace, carrying bouquets which it was understood they intended to lay at the gates. But two were seriously injured and later died when their 53-seater coach was involved in a crash with a heavy goods vehicle and a Ford Transit van near Cannock, Staffordshire .

The accident happened as Northampton police and the Althorp estate appealed for people to stop bringing flowers to Diana's family home amid fears for safety in the narrow lanes. After Earl Spencer was photographed surrounded by a sea of flowers on the island where the princess is buried, the estate found even more were left at the gates. An estate spokeswoman said: 'It is turning into a problem. We are now concerned for public safety, both near the gates and in the surrounding lanes.' She suggested people should give a donation to the Diana memorial fund instead . Northampton police backed the idea.

Wednesday 10 September: The Mall has been closed since the day of Diana's death and cannot be reopened until the numbers of people visiting the St James's and Buckingham palaces drops significantly. Officials at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have been impressed by the fact that despite the closure of the road, extra traffic has not clogged the alternative routes. The pile of flowers at Kensington Gardens is at some places 5ft deep with the bottom layer starting to compost at a temperature of up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. The Department refuses to issue a statement of the costs of the clean-up operation, to be met by the Government's contingency fund. Up to 700 people an hour were signing the 42 books of condolence at Kensington Palace.

The Imperial-measuring Independent, September 10th 1997


PREDICTIONS, PREMONITIONS AND SUNDRY RUMOURS:


THE ELIZABEAST REVELATION
The historical and political importance of Princess Diana is generally underestimated. This also applies to the attacks against her in the Press, where it is impossible to figure out whether these people are printing lies for political reasons or simply to sell their papers.

Lately the Sun wrote about 'Dr Dishy's Dinner Dates with Di' ('Di' sounds like drop dead) and resumed an old tradition that seemed to have ended. For example: Littlejohn wrote in the Daily Mail on 18/8/95 about Diana's alleged love affair with the English Rugby captain W. Carling under the headline: 'The silly woman is nothing but trouble'; on 23/12/1995 the Daily Mirror called Diana on page 9 'Queen of Tarts' on 2/5/96 The Sun came up with the amazing headline: 'Bulimic Di devours men like food, then she spits them out'.

The historical and political i mportance of this kind of abuse has been predicted by Nostradamus and in the Book of Revelation. Chapter 12 tells us: (15) then from his mouth the dragon spewed water like a river, (the element of 'water' symbolizes emotions, especially love) to overtake the Woman and sweep her away with the torrent. (here it is worth remembering that the dragon is the sign of 'The City of London', all the businesses including the Press. There is also a statue of the Dragon in Fleet Street, the traditional centre of the British Press, which is situated at the previous site of a river. The attack with 'water' against the woman could therefore reflect attacks in the Press with more or less fabricated love affairs."

Klaus Wagner, Royal stalker, Internet newsgroup message in April 1997


INFORMATIONAL BULEMIC DEATH CRASH DREAM
John Morrison, editor, BBC TV news programmes: "Our business is to satisfy the hunger for information, working to a strict protocol laid down in a BBC manual. We rehearse rolling news stories and we had worked to a fictional scenario involving the death of a leading royal in a car crash in a foreign country recently. It proved amazingly prescient. At times it seemed like I was dreaming."

Radio Times September 13-19th 1997


PROPHETIC PAPARAZZO
The 'stalking' of Diana was broached by The Big Issue (November 14, 1996) in an interview with photographers Mark Saunders and Glen Harvey. When asked if there was any situation in which he would not take a picture of Diana, Harvey replied: 'If she was driving along in front of us and she had an accident and it was a life-and-death situation, we'd save her life... (but) if there was a chance of a picture after that...'

The Big Issue September 15th 1997


CREEPY TORY PREDICTION
Alan Clark, MP for Kensington and Chelsea, spoke of his horror at hearing of the death of Princess Diana, three weeks after he had predicted it. Mr Clark wrote an article in The Spectator in August in which he said the death of the Labour MP and the suicide of Lady Green and Lady Caithness were directly related to press harassment and the Princess was the 'ultimate trophy'. He heard the news of her death when he arrived back from a fishing trip in Scotland. 'I was horrified when I heard the news. It was very, very creepy. to come within three weeks of predicting it was very creepy,' he said, but added: 'I don't see why I should feel terrible about it. It's a fairly medieval precept to believe that people who predict things actually cause them to happen.' At the time he had been furious that Frank Johnson, Editor of The Spectator, had written the Princess into the copy by name.

'It was obvious who I meant but it was monstrous to do that.'

The Times September 12th 1997


PSYCHIC ADVISERS' SILENCE
Although thousands of people were asked to comment on the Princess of Wales's demise, print and broadcast hacks did ignore two potentially illuminating sources: Rita Rodgers, Diana's psychic adviser; and Madame Vasso, former clairvoyant to the Duchess of York. Perhaps this was because neither woman had apparently foreseen the terrible events of 31 August.

Private Eye September 5th 1997


FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS
The British Royal Family is a group of some of the richest and most powerful people in the world. Their luxurious lifestyles are paid for by taxation of the common people. Therefore, it seems reasonable to suggest that there is a strong public interest case for freelance photographers to have been following Princess Diana. The Princess of Wales, mother of the future King of England, was conducting a public affair with the son of Mohamed al-Fayed. This was the man at the centre of the recent cash-for-questions scandal and a man once accused of trying to blackmail the British Prime Minister. It has been said that her private life has been intruded upon, but her title as Lady Diana came from an private accident of birth into the Spencer family. Diana's massive wealth and constitutional position came from whom she happened to be having it off with. It came from providing a womb to bear the heir to the throne. Her whole celebrity was created by her complicity in the sex magick death cult that is the British monarchy.


CATCH US IF YOU CAN
The Princess's glamour was created by ritual magick, ritual architecture, ritual music. This magick has enormous power over its typical audience. The audience does not watch the magic, but watches through it. It was a Spielbergian venture, shifting the symbolic contents of the postmodern psyche, manipulating and mixing up fairytale imagery with contemporary panics: sick children, pop music, AIDS, high fashion, homelessness, landmines, tabloid newspapers, a flash car crashing into an underground tunnel, the corpse road M1 and Spice Girls in black armbands. The Royal Family became leaders of an imagined community" - the community of their square-eyed subjects. Television, which to the non-technically minded, seems to bring distant things into close-up while holding them behind an impassible screen, emphasises this experience, endowing the the Princess with the epiphanous aura of the faith-healing saint. Or to dissenting eyes, the psychic vampire, drawing her energy from the dying, the mutilated, the grieving millions. Is the world as sad as it seems?


RECYCLING CRIME THWARTED
On the day the post-Difuneral cleaning-up operation started, two Slovakian holidaymakers who stole teddy bears and flowers from outside Westminster Abbey were each sentenced to 28 days in jail. Roger Davies, the magistrate, told Maria Rigociova, 54, and Agnesa Sihelska, 50, that the offences would not normally result in custody but he had a duty to reflect the outrage felt by the public. The two women, who were due to return home the next day, had gathered 11 teddy bears, baskets of imitation flowers and candle pots as "souvenirs" for their families. They were arrested after police officers were alerted by a passer-by and appeared in court later that day. Rigociova and Sihelska said they had taken the souvenirs as mementoes, they had thought the teddy bears would be thrown away. Nazir Afzal, for the prosecution, said: "This is not far off the 18th- century offence of grave-robbing. the court is aware of the sense of revulsion felt by the public." Philip Hill, for the defence said that in Slovakia it was a custom to take mementoes from on top of graves after funerals as keepsakes and for other funerals. The two women were to appeal the following day and the sentence was reduced. On the Wednesday, Fabio Piras, a Sardinian, was sentenced to seven days' imprisonment for stealing a teddy bear from St James's Palace. The sentence was later reduced to a 100 fine.

The Times September 12th 1997

What little we know of the functions of Diana in the Arician grove seems to prove that she was here conceived as a goddess of fertility, and particularly as a divinity of childbirth. It is reasonable, therefore, to suppose that in the discharge of these important duties she was assisted by her priest, the two figuring as King and Queen of the Wood in a solemn marriage, which was intended to make the earth gay with the blossoms of spring and the fruits of autumn, and to gladden the hearts of men and women with healthful offspring.

Sir James Frazer, The Golden Bough, 1922


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