“Bambi”, the Nazis and Disney

Most all Americans remember as children — Bambi, the film, which was released first in 1942. Then, it was “re-released” decade after decade; the story of Bambi has been etched in Hollywood history.

The death of Bambi’s mother starts out the Disney Cartoon. You don’t tend to think of it as an adult. You search your childhood memory banks as you try to remember that first time you saw this legendary and mythic Disney cartoon performance. But yes, if you can reach back that far, you remember that very personal prick in your childhood heart, for you think of how sad Bambi must be. But then Bambi is so utterly transcendentally cute that the viewer, especially the childhood viewer immediately starts sympathizing with issues of survival, loneliness and the adventure that this little creature is about to set out on.

Mankind comes into the forest and kills Bambi’s parents. The whole story is quite complete, though the vague memory of over 50 years ago leaves me without the personal remembrance of the entire plot of the story, but it is easily found:

A doe gives birth to a fawn named Bambi, who will one day take over the position of Great Prince of the Forest, a title currently held by Bambi’s father, who guards the woodland creatures from the dangers of hunters. The fawn is quickly befriended by an eager, energetic rabbit named Thumper, who helps to teach him to walk and speak. Bambi grows up very attached to his mother, with whom he spends most of his time. He soon makes other friends, including a young skunk named Flower and a female fawn named Faline, as well as his powerful, majestic father, the Great Prince of the Forest. Curious and inquisitive, Bambi frequently asks about the world around him and is cautioned about the dangers of life as a forest creature by his loving mother.

During Bambi’s first winter, his mother is shot and killed by a deer hunter while trying to help her son find food, leaving the little fawn mournful and alone. Taking pity on his abandoned son, the Great Prince leads Bambi home. Upon the arrival of spring, Bambi has matured into a young stag, and his childhood friends have entered adulthood as well. They are warned of “twitterpation” by Friend Owl and that they will eventually fall in love, although the trio view the concept of romance with scorn, and walk away.

However, along the way, Thumper and Flower both encounter their beautiful romantic counterparts and abandon their former thoughts on love to remain with their new romantic interests, and soon Bambi encounters his friend Faline as a beautiful doe. However, their courtship is quickly interrupted and challenged by a belligerent stag named Ronno, who attempts to force Faline away from Bambi. Bambi successfully manages to earn rights to the doe’s affections and defeats Ronno in battle.

Bambi is awakened shortly afterward by the smell of smoke, and is warned of a wildfire by his father. The two flee to safety, although Bambi is separated from Faline in the turmoil and searches for her along the way. He soon finds her cornered by vicious hunting dogs, which he manages to ward off, and he makes it with his father, Faline, and the forest animals to shelter on a riverbank. The following spring, Faline gives birth to twins under Bambi’s watchful eye as the new Great Prince of the Forest.

The Book was Banned by the Nazi Party

But the history of the book that inspired the film is even darker story than the story it tells.

Born Siegmund Salzmann, Bambi author Felix Salten was brought to Vienna as an infant in 1869, shortly after the government allowed Jews citizenship. Already a prolific writer by the time he published Bambi in 1923, Salten achieved international renown with the novel’s English translation. In 1936, however, Bambi was banned by the ruling Nazi party because of its “political allegory on the treatment of Jews in Europe.” Burnings of the book were organized across Nazi states.

As anti-Jewish sentiment increased, Salten moved from Austria to Switzerland, where he wrote a sequel, Bambi’s Children. Meanwhile, one of Bambi’s fans, publishing magnate Max Schuster, introduced Salten to Walt Disney, who was taken with the book and wanted to adapt it. 10,000,000 readers and a Book of the Month Club selection in the early 40’s the famous tale was destined for Disney Immortalization.

Bambi Shadows Hitler’s Rise and Demise

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The story of this book (from 1923 to 1942) curiously follows Hitler’s early career, his rise to prominence and the turning point of World War II – the Year of 1942. As the movie debuted, the first allied victories in North Africa at Alamein and Algeria were lodged. The German war machine was stopped completely in Stalingrad. The Germans who were not killed were taken to Siberia and never returned. The United Nations was established in 1942 and The Battle of Midway, in which the Japanese lost the hardware of four carriers, one cruiser, 228 aircraft and more than 3,000 men and the ability to offensively execute the war, put them in defense from then on.

“Thumper” and “Twitterpaited”

From being burnt in German streets to becoming immortalized on the silver screen, Bambi lodged his own metaphysical and psychological victory over his former enemies.

The name of “Thumper” etched into American linguistic history and “twitterpaited” a word that gained its own legs as the decades went on and of course the everlasting image of the little abandoned boy fawn Bambi are a part of American cartoon consciousness.

Yes, perhaps the book was burnt in the German streets because of “political allegory on the treatment of Jews in Europe” in 1923 but by 1942 it had “gained legs” in movie form and became a permanent encouragement to youth that whatever their apparent circumstances they could rise with the help of nature and friends and their own boundless will.

So, very much like little Bambi himself, the book took on the same resurrective powers of story and myth in its soaring path through history.

http://thejewniverse.com/2013/bambi-in-the-holocaust/– Mattheu Roth

Ivar the Boneless a Famous Infamous Viking

Ivar the Boneless. The first thing I thought when I saw this nickname in history was that Ivar was Impotent. However, since this was a name he was called by his subjects and cohorts, it was hard to envision this name as being something that you would hang on your Viking, kick-butt Leader. After all, he was conquering English and Irish towns and generally becoming enshrined as a “Berserker”; Viking warriors who fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury. Some think they ate drugged foods before battle. So, for centuries Ivar, the Boneless (inn beinlausi), has been the subject of historical speculation because of that nick name. Nick names can create mysteries for a number of reasons. After all Nick Names do not come with a history.

If a Nick Name Sticks, You Have to Wear It – “Frenchy” Stuck

Ivar the Boneless. Nicknames are funny. It is easy to think they are simply descriptive: “SLIM”, as an appellation for think or skinny; and yet. There are nicknames that are intended to be ironic or a flip side of a characteristic. “Slim” in this way would be given to a portly, giant or chubby person. The same with “Shorty”. Sometimes a “Shorty” is big and tall and outsized. I had a friend from San Angelo who is still thus named as a tall Texan with big workers hands and a pair of shoulders that could pull a plow if he were so instructed; but alas, his wife and relatives still call him “Shorty”.

There is some kind of strange power that certain nick names have. It they have that “zing”, if the name just seems to fit and concretize around a person’s identity, it can be more powerful than mother’s given name —- the one that she thought about for months. A nick name that sticks can be all powerful and claim you like super glue.

“Frenchy”was just such a name for me. People loved to call me that. And of course, the French have gotten well deserved ethnic names over the centuries. “French Kiss” was my favorite, and I loved it when girls would joke about my name. There are other insults and acts that go along with the word “French”. When my name was employed in reference to these other acts and deeds of the Gallic people, it was from the boys, and I was supposed to laugh. And of course, I did. My nick name had an easy friendliness to it. It was most of all affectionate. I had it all my life. In college the use of “Frenchy” dropped in frequency. One ingenious fellow noted that my name was not spelled with a — PH, but rather with an “F”. He was the genius who came up with “Christo Five”. That name ended with college.

The boneless appellation does last into legend and history. In fact the Nick Name caused more history in Ivar than probably was deserved. This may be one of the most legendary Nick Names in history. ”Frenchy” is a name from an entire people. Boneless however was derived, from a mysterious origin.

Ivar – “No Love Lust” in Him

Ivar the Boneless has a real story, It is shrouded in ancient lore that there are genuine disputes over his condition. Did Ivar have offspring? The first thing that most think up is his possible impotence. It was said that he had “no love lust in him”. This would tend to cut off the idea of lineage. On the one hand because he had “no love lust in him…” how could he have children? And yet, there is evidence to the contrary. According to the Annals of Ulster, various subsequent kings of Dublin are allegedly directly descended from him. When someone becomes this legendary, he tends to attract potential “descendants”, and yet there is an obvious contradiction if he was impotent.

“Osteogenesis Imperfecta”? A long term to relate to Ivar the Boneless

So whence goeth our speculation as to this highly successful warrior who had to be carried around on shields?

So, next on our list is this genetic malady: “Osteogenesis Imperfecta”. Now there’s something to really CAUSE a nickname. Historians tried to find relatives, ancestors or descendants of Ivar’s family with a record of this disease, but found none.

All people with Osteogenesis Imperfecta have weak bones, which makes them susceptible to fractures. Persons with OI are usually below average height (short stature). However, the severity of the disease varies greatly.

The classic symptoms include:

· Blue tint to the whites of their eyes (blue sclera)

· Multiplebone fractures

· Early hearing loss (deafness)

“Hairy Breeches” Resisting Snakes – Cause Nick Name

To court his second wife, the Swedish princess Thora, Ragnar traveled to Sweden and quelled an infestation of venomous snakes, famously wearing the hairy breeches whereby he gained his nickname. Supposedly, the breeches were made from bearskin dipped in pitch and sand, making them fireproof. Legends are so much fun. They all have the weighty ponderance of truth and divine power and magic and of course — history. Whether they are to be believed at all, or understood to be partially true, the fact of the Nick Name seemed to multiply the myth-making machine of the progenitors of their Ancient Lore.

Ivar the Boneless’s Career

Ivar Ragnarsson (Old Norse): Ivarr; died possibly 873 nicknamed the Boneless (inn beinlausi), was He was a son of the powerful Ragnar Lodbrok. He was a ruler of an area probably comprising parts of modern-day Denmark and Sweden.

In the autumn of AD 865, with his brothers (Halfdene) and (Hubba), Ivar led what the English called “The Great Heathen Army”, because those roaring Vikings had not yet been converted to the grace of Christianity. So, East Anglia was invaded. They were so furious and intimidating that accommodation was quickly reached with the East Anglians. The following year, Ivar led his forces north on horseback and easily captured York.

Ivar and the Danes succeeded in holding York against a futile attempt to relieve the city in AD 867.

Ivar is also attributed with the slaying of St. Edmund of East Anglia in 869. By their accounts, when Edmund refused to become the vassal of a pagan, he was killed (martyred). Ivar had Edmund bound to a tree, whereupon the Vikings shot arrows into him until he died.

Sometime after 869 Ivar the Boneless left command of the Great Heathen Army and of the Danes in England to his brothers. He appears to have emigrated to Dublin (or, according to some, returned to resume a previous lordship).

Ragnar, Ivor’s father ensured his son’s career with an assist. Ivar, with “cartilages where bones should have been”, could not walk on his legs, and he was carried around on shields or bars. Yet his stature was such that he dwarfed all his contemporaries, and his wisdom was such that ‘it is doubtful if anyone has ever been wiser than he.’ This, an example of the grandiosity of Hero worship as time passes. In battle, it was said, he was always in the van, determining its issue.

It was also said of him that his arms were “so strong that his bow was more powerful and his arrows heavier than those of his companions, bending his bow as if it were an elm branch and twanging his bowstring to an unheard-of pitch.”

This kind of account does more to muddle the picture of what his true condition was. A Dr. Hatteland claims that Ivar’s is the earliest known record of osteogenesis imperfecta in Scandinavian countries. Although he researched ths issue, he could find no record of this disease in any of Ivar family’s descendents.

The sagas built up around Ivar are richer in poetic flights of the imagination than in sober descriptions of his physical handicap, so the Doctor has found it difficult to weigh the evidence for and against the diagnosis of osteogenesis imperfecta and possible alternative diagnoses.

Ivar the “Boneless’s” Protective Legacy Stopped by William the Conqueror

Further studies on his bones were allegedly prevented by William the Conqueror who, after his conquest, dug up Ivar’s bones and burnt them.

Although Ivar the Boneless vanished from history around the later part of the 9th century, it is believed that it was some mysterious disease that ended his life – as he could not be bested in combat. A burial mound was placed on the English Shore for Ivar the Boneless to guard the coast. No enemy could invade that area successfully, so long as his remains protected that region. This kind of legend tends to be self perpetuating unless you do something particularly powerful to offset it.

William the Conqueror violated Ivar the Boneless’ resting place- only to discover that his body had not suffered any decay and was perfectly preserved, according to legend. So, William wishing to be done with this issue that was empowering the local populace, ordered a funeral pyre to be built, so that Ivar’s body could be consumed by fire. This had the right mojo, and put an end to this local belief in this “protective legacy”.

Again, the Nick Name – Ivar the Boneless somehow conferred greater “magic”, giving a successful warrior a luster he might not otherwise have had. Of course, the mystery as to the ACTUAL CONDITION, also added to the whole miasma of myth, spinning off theories into the present day.

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Libra and Scorpio

The Law of Attraction is the operation of Universal Law!

Likes attract! Clear thoughts and desires attract the reality.

The stronger and clearer the thought and desire, the stronger the attraction.

When you add gratitude for the fulfillment of your desires (even before it happens) then you magnetise yourself to your supply.

Like attracts like:

If you already had the position
If you already had the wealth
If you already had the relationships
If you already had the things which you seek
then you would have no trouble in attracting more – because you would be :
psychically connected to that reality.
However, when you are not connected to the reality of the abundance which you desire, it is necessary to change your reality to one of becoming connected in order for you to attract your desires!

As they say for all law – the devil is in the detail.

If you want things to change, then your mindset needs to change!

If you want more – then do more!

So how do you lift the veil between you and the world you seek?

How do you get from here to there?

In order for Universal Law to work for you –

you should believe this :-
There is more than enough of everything to go around – that is a Universal Guarantee!
There is more than enough wealth in the world to go around.
There are more than enough opportunities presented to you.
There is more than enough love to go around.
You are deserving of that which you desire.
So where is mine you ask?
If you have to ask – Then Ask!

If you do not use affirmations – then you are not asking. Ask and you shall receive! So why aren’t you using them?

I have also included one of the best mind-power meditation courses available. It is free, but you have to put in the effort to expand your abilities.

In other words – you will get out of your life exactly what you put in to it!!!

That is also a Universal Law!

Affirmation + Visualization + Action + Gratitude + Belief = Supply.

How to Get Along Libra Scorpio Sagittarius


This is the psychic story of Nagari. I relate it in part to help express the difficulty that I felt when attempting to find psychics near me.

Many years ago, whilst on retreat, I had the extreme good fortune to live in a house at a remote bay on an island off northern Australia.

It is known that a tribe of Aborigines once inhabited this island and some of their ceremonious sites have been discovered, in particular the mens sacred places.

Over a period of many months I had thoroughly explored the area, and was familiar and at home there – with one exception.

In the evenings if I walked to one end of the beach of the bay I would be overtaken by an overwhelming feeling of despair as I approached.

For quite some time I avoided that particular area on my evening walks, but I observed it from the balcony of the house regularly.

On occasions at night, I would see a light flitting among the rocks just back from the beach. If I went to investigate, the feeling of despair or dread would increase as I approached.

Eventually it became clear that the feelings were not mine, but were coming from the rocks at the end of the bay, so one night I approached the rocks, sat down and meditated on the presence emanating from the area.

There was the unmistakable feeling of an entity there, so I called to the entity and asked them not to be afraid as I was aware of their presence and wished to help.

Gradually the sense of fear diminished somewhat, so I bid the entity farewell and withdrew.

I repeated the process for three more nights – being able to approach closer and closer each night.

On the fourth night, the entity revealed herself to me and this is her story as I perceived it to be.

It is with the greatest respect for the Wulgurukaba people that I relate this psychic story.

Long ago, before European settlement of Australia, when Australian natives inhabited the islands off the Australian Coast, the women of the Wulgurukaba people had their own special spiritual site for their ceremonies.

Today, these ceremonies would be referred to as Secret Womens Business.

The site was located in a sheltered bay and it was here that a young Aboriginal girl named Ngari was preparing herself for the womens ceremony to mark her passing into the sisters of womanhood.

Her rite of passage.

All the girls of her age and the women of the tribe, were gathered by the shore of the bay where these secret womens ceremonies were held.

The girls were told they must hide themselves amongst the rocks at the end of the bay and wait until they were called, which they did.

One by one each of the girls were called and emerged from their hiding place to be inducted as women of the tribe. Finally, at last only Ngari remained hidden amongst the rocks.

Before Ngari could be called, a huge wave was seen approaching the shore, and the women screamed and ran for high ground.

However, Ngari, faithful to her instruction, remained crouched amongst the rocks. The waters rushed in, dashed her against the rocks and swept her lifeless body out into the bay.

Until she is called to join the women of her tribe, the spirit of Ngari has remained, hiding amongst the rocks at the end of the bay, where she has waited and waited ….

On my psychic groups’ next full moon gathering on the beach, I told this psychic story.

So we gathered in a circle and sent love and light to the entity of Ngari and asked the guides and spirits which were present to show her the way to the light so she could be with her people.

The following night when I went for my evening stroll on the beach, I approached the rocks at the end of the bay to find nothing but the peace and serenity of the surrounding nature.

Our psychic story had a happy ending!