Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Life & Death of a Titan

In Nepal he was known as "burra sahib" or "big man"
NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark called him a "colossus"
Actor Brian Blessed called him a "kind of titan"

Edmund Hillary, the man who escaped death on Mt Erebus in 1979 has come strongly to my attention today, and refuses to leave.
Lying on the lunch room table at work, the front page of the New Zealand Herald looked more sinister than usual. In a black border was a large picture & write up of a memorial that took place yesterday, April 2nd for him at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Helen Clark, the New Zealand Prime Minister, said of the Queen and Sir Edmund: "They shared a history" and you know what, I think they did.
The more you look at the life of this man and the coincidences and the fascinating numerological echoes, the more it appears that his life was playing to someone else's tune.

Way back in 1953 in an extraordinary feat of 'good luck', news of his momentous climb reached London on the eve of the Queen's coronation.
He was 33 years old. The knighting of Hillary was one of the Queen's first official activities.

But what is a knighthood - is it a gift or is it the staking of a claim?

Edmund Hillary was born for greatness for he shared his birthday with Alexander the Great - 20th July.
This was also date man landed on the moon (apparently).
On the darker side it was the date of the Hyde Park & Regents Park bombings & the day Hitler survived an assassination attempt (July 20 Plot).

Other titles were bestowed on Mr Hillary throughout his life.
He was made a member of the order of New Zealand in 1987.

and a Knight of the Order of the Garter on 22 April 1995

Yesterdays memorial tribute on April 2 was also the birthday of another historical great - Charlemagne.
The 'tribute' included the laying up of Sir Edmund's Knight of the Garter banner, when it is returned to his family'. "The patron saint of the Order of the Garter is St George and as he is the patron saint of soldiers and also of England, the spiritual home of the order has therefore always been St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle'"(Wikipedia).

Ellis Taylor tells us that George is a codename for Saturn.
Returning to Everest's South Col camp on May 29, 1953 Hillary famously greeted another member of the British expedition group with the words:
"Well, George, we've knocked the bastard off."
The 'bastard' in question, Mt Everest, is known by another name to those who live in her surrounds, 'Quomolangma' - 'The Goddess Mother of the Earth'.
Was the Goddess Mother claimed for Saturn's followers that day in 1953? I believe Hillary was all he appeared to be, but that doesn't stop other's claiming ownership of his work.

During a 1952 trip in the Alps, Hillary discovered he and his friend George Lowe had been invited for the approved British 1953 attempt on Mt Everest and immediately accepted. Eric Shipton, with whom he had climbed previously was named as leader but was then replaced by John Hunt. Hillary considered pulling out, but both Hunt and Shipton talked him into remaining. I had always presumed Hillary was one of the front men on this climb.
In an amazing coincidence, John Hunt was also made a Knight of the Order of the Garter and also died aged 88 (on 8 November 1998).
History certainly has a habit of repeating itself n'est pas?
His story makes interesting reading.

The Goddess Mother of the Earth is claimed to be 8848m in height.
The number 8 also appears with reference to another 'honour' awarded to Hillary.
The Polar Medal is an octagonal medal awarded for the endurance of hardeship in Arctic / Antarctica. A total of 880 silver Polar Medals have been issued.

Oh, and according to every source I could find, except wikipedia, this titan stood at an impressive 6 foot 2 inches or 1.88m.

Hillary was a bee keeper. Bees are considered a symbol of the Goddess or Divine Feminine. Was the Goddess of the Earth tricked that day into allowing the honeyed one to pass, and thereafter was her sovereignty claimed by the Saturnalian powers who lurked behind him.
The body of Alexander the Great (who shared Hillary's birthday) was tranported home for burial in a golden coffin filled with honey.

Hillary was the first man to reach both the North & South Pole & to climb Qomolangma (Mt Everest). For more details see my previous post "Erebus'.

His actions often seemed to coincide with symbolic or real events.
He reached the South Pole (a sacred place indeed) on 4th January 1958 the same day that Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, fell to Earth.
Sputnik 1 had been launched on Oct 4 1957. On Oct 4 there are 88 days left until the end of the year.
October 4 has also seen a number of falls to earth:-
In 1960 Eastern Air Lines Flight 375, a Lockheed L-188 Electra, crashed after a bird strike on take-off from Boston's Logan International Airport, killing 62 of the 72 passengers on board.
In 1992 - El AL Flight 1862 crasheds into two apartment buildings in Amsterdam, killing 43 including 39 on the ground.
In 2001 - Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 crasheds into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people were killed.

And finally we come to the number 22. I'm sure you've seen it appearing on other blogs recently, in particular

Hillary was created a Knight of the Order of the Garter on 22 April 1995. Baron John Hunt who led the 1953 expedition was born 22 June 1910.
On 22 April 2007, Hillary was reported to have suffered a fall while in Kathmandu, I believe this is meant to indicate the start in a decline of health, although the day he died Hillary had actually been the due to leave hospital and was reported in good spirits.

On 21 January Hillary's casket was taken to the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Auckland to lie in state.
On 22 January, 2008 at 11.00am (11 days after his death) a state funeral was held.
8822 miles away in New York, Heath Ledger died later that same day.
Take another look at the NZ$5 bill at the top of the page, enlarge the image, and what do you see underneath the 'A' of New Zealand - a design or a number?