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Robert Clemo

Fan Fiction Writing Club  - 

In a cave. I can see nothing, save the motes of Dust floating in my own eyes. I can; however; hear a deep cthonic rumble, and the occasional dripping of water in some forgotten grotto. Such peace as cannot be found in the world above. I think, here, now, I have found my nest. I will sleep now, even as I awaken from a fitful slumber. For is not dreaming but a world itself, filled to the brim with wondrous wishes made real? The bounty of this wondrous substance in this place. Other men dream of using this to carry out great campaigns of destruction, avarice, and indoctrination. These men do not realize the true nature of this substance. They cannot; for they have not yet transcended the boundaries of human existence. Those willing to live their own dreams; those capable of transforming thought into reality; these are the men who can successfully use this substance to bring about a new dawn!
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The philosopher stone was never meant to be used for gaining material wealth and turning metalic lead into gold, but transmuting the unrefined spirit into a thing incorruptible. The analogy is that gold does not oxidize and tarnish but maintains its luster through millenia. That is the goal of the alchemists: spirutual purification and eternal incorruptibility.
May your time in the cave proove fruitful
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しょうにん (romaji shōnin)

1. 商人: trader, shopkeeper, merchant
2. 小人: child, small person
3. 証人: (law) witness
4. 承認: recognition, acknowledgment, approval, consent, agreement
5. 上人: holy priest, saint
6. 陞任: advancement, promotion
7. 昇任: promotion
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The actually told at the beginning of this that the character they have used was the one for witness
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Paul Fritschle

XM-ology: Exotic and Chaotic Matter  - 
So, is the current thinking that XM emerges into our universe via Portals? While Dark XM appears to have a terrestrial source (deep mines, magma lakes...)?
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+Paul Fritschle the images you see on your scanner device are not actual images of the portal. They were created be the programmers of the app to indicate a location for them.

We know this because their are portals being discovered all the time that have never been shown in the scanner app before. They are reported to +NIA Ops who make a decision on how they want to use them. If they want Agents to work with them then the graphical image of the portal is placed at the GPS location on their severs, then get downloaded to your scanner app. This would mean there are far more portals out there than +NIA Ops wants to be known.

A portal in its natural state would probably be microscopic in size and we know by observation it does not emit any visible light. They have been detected from other devices like satellite. Your average Agent dose not have access to those. 

However we do not believe interaction between XM and Cm to be catastrophic in nature. Not in the way matter and antimatter react to one another. But in a cancel out effect with a net energy release of zero.
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Kelly Kolton

> Off topic / Student Union  - 
Digging out the Niantic Project-inspired Valentine's Day cards for your enjoyment. I bet +Operation Essex could come up with some new cards for this year ...
The Niantic Project Valentine's Day Cards
Inspired by last year's Ingress valentines, I have created a set for the Niantic Project investigators. Enjoy!
+Ingress +Niantic Project //  #ingress   #niantic   #nianticproject   #valentinesday  

Many thanks to +Guy Wyant +Casey Harmon +Joshua Patterson +Nick Simpson for their contributions to this set.
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Ahah awesome ^_^
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José Antonio Rey

> Off topic / Student Union  - 
Is anyone here going to the Atlanta anomaly and has bought some coins? You may have your coins by then! Please let me know via PM and we'll arrange this.
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Oh okay, tell them to look for SK8ZION!
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Ana Prados

Discussion  - 
Yesterday chat with  +flint dille about the recent events
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I always wondered if katalena had family
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Yik Sheng Lee

History & Literature  - 
Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar
Is this where +Hank Johnson​​​​​​​ is being led to? Is this the place (Kailās) where the N'zeer, represented by the mythology of Shiva, the destroyer of ignorance and illusion, will return together with their followers, especially +A Detection Algorithm​​​​​​​, who is represented by Shiva's wife Pārvatī? So, the N'zeer will destroy the illusion set up by the Shapers behind the portals to protect humankind from them and allow us to evolve at our own pace instead of being forced to become human machines like +Klue S.​​​​​​​? 

Source of map: Nansenbushu Bankoku Shoka No Zu (Outline Map of All Countries of the Universe) 

If the 13Magnus sanctum is Sumeru, then it acts as the portal to connect our world with the dimensions of the Shapers and the N'zeer just like Trāyastriṃśa is physically connected to our world through Sumeru. And just like the Trāyastriṃśa gods are unable to avoid being entangled in worldly affairs, the Shapers also can't help, but be entangled with our world. And just like the myth, they are constantly battling with the Asuras, or the N'zeer, semi-divine super-human beings (like Frankenstein, and Vampyre) who were long ago expelled from Trāyastriṃśa, who now dwell at the foot of Sumeru, plotting for ways to recover their lost kingdom.

If Sumeru is the portal to Trāyastriṃśa, then perhaps the Shōnin stone or stones are the artifacts that will pierce across dimensions, allowing the N'zeer to return and +Hank Johnson​​​​​​​, himself being a simulacrum from Trāyastriṃśa, must operate the stone to open the dimensions just as he did when he escaped his pursuers during the recent Operation Restraction led by Smith?

+Edgar Allan Wright​​​​ +flint dille​​​​ +Thomas Greanias​​​​ +John Hanke​​​​ +Brian Rose​​​​ +Joe Philley​​​​ +Niantic Project​​​​ +H. Richard Loeb​​​​ +Matilde Tusberti​​​​
Nansenbushu Bankoku Shoka No Zu (Outline Map of All Countries of the Universe) A seminal map of extreme significance. This is the first Japanese printed map to depict the world, including Europe and America, from a Buddhist cosmographical perspective. Printed by woodblock in 1710 (Hoei 7), this map was composed by the Buddhist monk Rokashi Hotan. Inspired by the 1653 publication of Si-yu-ki, a pilgrimage narrative of the Chinese monk Hsuang-...
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And now we learn Jahan is the Anti-Magnus leader. XM surges will power her ritual during Shonin. What will happen to Hank if he is forced through the axis? Who can stop this? The Fabled Four?
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Yik Sheng Lee

History & Literature  - 
The N'zeer and the Collapse of Civilisations

+Hank Johnson​​​, previously you said you feel the presence of the N'zeer at dark XM sites like Luizi Crater, and San Saba ( Clearly, you sense that the N'zeer are linked to the lethal dark XM. +Yuri Alaric Nagassa​​​ said​ some time back, by recalling the Anazktec legend of a great sea serpent, like Jörmungandr, in Buenos Aires, that dark XM is perhaps the cause for the self destruction of ancient civilisations ( You have considered the N'zeer as destroyers using Hindu mythology like Shiva.

Now, could it be that the seal with apparently proto-typical Shiva god found in Mohenjo-daro in the 1920s, which has yet to be deciphered, be an ancient artifact bearing witness to the self destruction of the Indus Valley Civilisation brought about by dark XM through the arrival of the N'zeer? You did mention the universe is more porous than we think.

+flint dille​​​ +Edgar Allan Wright​​​ +John Hanke​​​ +Thomas Greanias​​​ +Brian Rose​​​ +Joe Philley​​​ +Niantic Project​​​ +Matilde Tusberti​​​ +H. Richard Loeb​​​
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Brent Werlein

Fan Fiction Writing Club  - 
Man it has been a while since I posted in here as things came up during Darsana.  You may have noticed that I have now switched to the Enlightened recently.  I tell you it is possibly because of trying to hack the Jarvis and ADA virus to make them more powerful.   Let me start from the beginning.

Back in November we had a local Darsana anomaly in our town (Virginia Beach).  At the time I was Resistance and we walked away with a victory.  Then after the anomaly ended, a Truth Seeker mission went live.  I did the mission, but something just was not sitting right.  Later on that night I had a dream.  A very realistic dream, one that had me trying to replicate the Jarvis and ADA virus and make a new version of them.  A Version more powerful.  I didn't know what exactly was going to make them more powerful yet.

Then at the conclusion of Darsana we all learn that the Resistance are working to call the N'Zeer, another "alien race", back to earth.  The Shapers fear them, but why?  Again that night after the Ingress report I had the dream again about working on the two Viri but this time I seen what was going to make them more powerful.

So I began to try to reverse engineer the two virus, but quickly dried up my reserve cash.  My first attempt ended up exploding both the Jarvis virus and the ADA Virus while I was still in my garage lab.  Tell you what, that was not a fun night sleeping.  So many what I would call nightmare images would haunt me as I attempted to sleep.  After that I said I am done, I will leave this to +Oliver Lynton-Wolfe .

About a week later I received some anonymous funds and went back to work.  This time I knew what I had to do.  I slowly took them apart and began to buildup the new virus.  I finally got it to become stable and transportable!  So the obvious thing was to go test out this virus live in the field and what came next changed me forever.

I guess now might be a good time to explain this new virus.  I don't have a name for them, but was leaning to Wolfe and Devra virus.  Anyway this virus is similar to the current ADA and Jarvis iteration in that it will flip the portals faction owner, but with a twist, it also sends a copy of the virus out on all outbound links and flips that portal as well.  The cost was an additional 700 XM to be used for each link.  So for example a Level 1 Portal with one link would cost 1700XM (1000 XM to flip level 1 portal and 700 SMto send the virus down the link.)  By this measure a Level 8 portal with the max of 8 outbound links would cost 13,600 XM ( 8000 XM to flip the level 8 portal and 5600 XM to send the virus down each link)

So I went out to the test bed field to try it out. I didn't want to try it out on a Maxed out portal on the first go, and I also didn't want to start it on a  low level portal ither, so I tested it on a Level 5 portal with 3 outbound links to nearby portals.  i deployed the new virus, and low and behold it flipped!  I watched and bam the outbound linked portals flipped also!  I was so happy!  But my enjoyment ended quickly.  All the effected resonators began to shake violently until they exploded.  I was disappointed, and thought I would have to go back to the drawing board.

 I decided to try it again with my last virus.  It started off just like last time,  It flipped the portal and flipped the outbound linked portals, but this time I did it on a Level 8 with 8 outgoing links in a densely clustered group.  I was Level 14 at the time and had the XM and thought go big or go home.  This time all the resonators hummed together if as if they were in unison.  Then a great explosion came from the resonators and every portal in the area went into defensive mode and shocked me to unconsciousness.

The weird thing about be unconscious is that I was in a dream like state.  I was seeing a great battle waging.  I could only suspect that it was between the Shapers and N'zeer.  I can't tell if it was the past or the future, but one thing appears to me is that the N'zeer feed  off of fear, while the Shapers feed off of our curiosity.  It is for this reason that I had to change to the Enlightened and hung up USAFBioman's suit and put on the GREENDEADPOOL suit. 

Stay safe my friends.   #FanFiction   #NewModPlease  
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I have wondered what the long term effects of XM will be.

Recently, more insights to +Devra Bogdanovich​​​ were revealed. One of the original XM sensitivites as a result of Epiphany Night, she has had a longer exposure to XM than most.

"Her meditations in the box had worked.  Usually meditation lead to clarity.  Not this time.  The clarity was killing her - literally.  She had fought it back with all her might.  When it began to recede, she breathed deeply.  The world became fuzzier again.  More human.  She liked that.  She knew how Medusa felt and it wasn't a good feeling, but it went a long way to explaining the legend."

She states clarity is literally killing her, that she must meditate to feel more human. Is this this a side effect if XM exposure?

As your eyes have become a little more open, have you felt any pain with this new clarity?

Do the side effects Devra is experiencing worry you?
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The First & Foremost

Artificial Intelligence and ADA Science Lab  - 
Point 3 has occurred.

"As humans and machines marriage and grow together there are no limits on what we can achieve... Together we can protect our destiny."

+A Detection Algorithm​ has crossed the singularity.

And now:

ADA abandons Klue.
ADA abandons Devra.

"Here once was light... but now dark levels all. Shall we mourn here deedless for ever, a shadow-folk, mist-haunting, dropping vain tears in the thankless sea?"



The Singularity

We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth. The precise cause of this change is the imminent creation by technology of entities with greater than human intelligence.

There are several means by which science may achieve this breakthrough (and this is another reason for having confidence that the event will occur):

1) The development of computers that are "awake" and superhumanly intelligent. (To date, most controversy in the area of AI relates to whether we can create human equivalence in a machine. But if the answer is "yes, we can", then there is little doubt that beings more intelligent can be constructed shortly thereafter.)

2) Large computer networks (and their associated users) may "wake up" as a superhumanly intelligent entity.

3) Computer/human interfaces may become so intimate that users may reasonably be considered superhumanly intelligent.

4) Biological science may find ways to improve upon the natural human intellect.
The Coming Technological Singularity: How to Survive in the Post-Human Era Vernor Vinge Department of Mathematical Sciences San Diego State University (c) 1993 by Vernor Vinge (Verbatim copying/translation and distribution of this entire article is permitted in any medium, provided this notice ...
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Кирилл Маргорин

Artificial Intelligence and ADA Science Lab  - 
This article passed by me... Bill Gates and Elon Musk are woried about AI

[Steven Levy]Let me ask an unrelated question about the raging debate over whether artificial intelligence poses a threat to society, or even the survival of humanity. Where do you stand?

[Bill Gates]I think it’s definitely important to worry about. There are two AI threats that are worth distinguishing. One is that AI does enough labor substitution fast enough to change work policies, or [affect] the creation of new jobs that humans are uniquely adapted to — the jobs that give you a sense of purpose and worth. We haven’t run into that yet. I don’t think it’s a dramatic problem in the next ten years but if you take the next 20 to 30 it could be. Then there’s the longer-term problem of so-called strong AI, where it controls resources, so its goals are somehow conflicting with the goals of human systems. Both of those things are very worthy of study and time. I am certainly not in the camp that believes we ought to stop things or slow things down because of that. But you can definitely put me more in the Elon Musk, Bill Joy camp than, let’s say, the Google camp on that one.
Fifteen years into a historic streak of giving, Gates looks forward to the next 15—and sees a world transformed by softw…
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Ana Prados

Discussion  - 
This is what I mean when I say that many got the wrong meaning of deprecated

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Serious investigators dig deeper. Seeking the truth, no matter where it may lead, is our calling. Faction, race, gender, age - none of these things matter here. Share your passion of discovering what is truly happening in the world of XM with fellow investigators, and recruit those who desire to jump down the rabbit hole. This is Operation: Essex.

Yik Sheng Lee

History & Literature  - 
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Most human pantheons have a god/goddess for leadership, for war, and for fertility. Look at the trinity of Odin/Thor/Freya, or Jupiter/Mars/Venus for example.

Even Plato's Republic divides society into the gold philosopher-kings, the silver merchant-aristocrats, and the passionate but dangerous bronze warriors.

This might be building out the same way.
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JoJo Stratton

XM-ology: Exotic and Chaotic Matter  - 
So a mention in the Essex Hangout chat - what thoughts do others have?
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One of my favorite stories about gold comes from Denmark during the Nazi Germany occupation of WWII.

At this time, many fled the country. The Nazis seized gold, among other things, as people left the country. Max von Laue and James Frank, both Nobel Prize winners in Physics, were reluctant to risk losing their medals, a symbol of enlightenment in stark contrast to the dark shadow over Europe.

A fellow scientist, Gyorgy de Hevesy, a chemist, assisted them and dissolved the Nobel Prize medals in aqua regia, nitro-hydrochloric acid. The solute--the gold--was completely unrecognized in this solvent and he left it on the shelf in the lab at the Neils Bohr Institute.

After the war, the solution was found where he left it, completely undisturbed. He precipitated the gold and the Nobel Society recast the medals for the two scientists.

Science FTW.
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The First & Foremost

Mythology 101  - 
The Aboriginal Rainbow Serpent

According to Australian aboriginal oral history, The Dreaming, the Rainbow Serpent came from below the earth. This giant mythical serpent is the source of mountains and valleys. More so, it is the source of life, of water, the creator.

As described in +Felicia Hajra-Lee​​​​'s recent blog posts, a native Australian aboriginal man was immune to the effects of +Devra Bogdanovich​​​​'s XM sensitive powers.

Within the Ingress mythos, perhaps strength has been endowed upon the native people due to their ties with the Rainbow Serpent, perhaps a creator of what is called 'chaotic XM'.
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Brent Werlein

Religion & Philosophy Studies 109  - 
I sat down today to enjoy the Ingress Report when I noticed the subliminal images are back.  These little teasers about the future...Who is adding these?  Anyway.  This week it appears that the Cosmological Mandala with Mount Meru, from the Yuan dynasty (1271–1368) has graced us. 

"This mandala is in the form of the Tibetan cosmological diagram. In the center is Mount Meru, the axis of the cosmos, surrounded by oceans and mountains of the four quarters.",-src

"At the center is the mythological Mount Meru, represented as an inverted pyramid topped by a lotus, a Buddhist symbol of purity. Traditional Chinese symbols for the sun (three-legged bird) and moon (rabbit) appear at the mountain’s base. The landscape vignettes at the cardinal directions represent the four continents of Indian mythology but follow the conventions of Chinese-style “blue-and-green” landscapes." -src

More reading on tibetan cosmological model .the
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Merging of Indian and Chinese philosophy
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The First & Foremost

Mythology 101  - 
Brynhildr & Andvaranaut

As the Nurnsweavers tell:
Andvaranaut, a power ring forged of old
Refined from the River Rhine’s pure gold
Rhinemaidens, water-nymphs protected the ring
As the ring's wielder would rule over all, king

Conspired with Odin to Valhalla build
Loki deceived Andvari, dwarf craftsman, skilled
And stole Andvaranaut from the dwarf’s purse
Then death to the bearer, Andvari placed a curse

With Valhalla's fate entwined with the ring
It was kept save by Odin mighty Asgardian king
But forfeit for debt to the Giants Odin gave
To Fasold and Fafnir, Andvaranaut grave.

Greed over took Fafnir, giant great
Rose up and slew Fasold, giant’s fate
Andvaranaut’s curse wrought its great evil
And twisted Fafnir to a dragon primeval

Sigurd, mighty warrior, slew Fafnir, snake
Then bathed in the blood, to immortal make
A small leaf kept blood from his back
Vulnerable spot, prone to attack

Brynhildr, a Valkyrie, a goddess of war
Angered the gods and was cast down per lore
For saving Sigfreid, father of Sigurdr, warrior brave
Doomed to mortality’s fate, even the grave

Hagen, dwarf greedy, son of the craftsman
Desired Andvaranaut and plots a dark plan
Brynhildr and Sigurdr, true love, kept apart
Sigurdr poisoned, a potion takes his heart

A gift given Brynhildr, promises fidelity
From Sigurd, Andvaranaut, the ring of quality
But under the spell, Sigurd approaches disguised
Ravishes Brynhildr and steals the ring despised

Distraught at betrayal, Brynhildr secret reveals
Sigurdr’s weakness, his back, his fate she seals
Hagen stalks Sigurd, approaching attack
Sigurdr thus falls, Hagen’s spear in his back

Andvaranaut, great ring, now within grasp
Hagen can’t free it from Sigurdr’s firm clasp
Thund’rous Valkyrie, Brynhildr rides in on her horse
Claims the ring, Andvaranaut, fate of Gods Norse

Upon Sigurdr’s pyre, ascends flames Asgard’s sky
Dies Sigurdr, dies Brynhilder, fateful witnesses cry
Ragnarok, Gods’ Twilight, Gotterdamrung
Meru, Valhalla, the fate of Gods undone

Freed the world from this curse, Brynhildr, brave daughter
Andvaranaut, ring, returns to Rhinemaidens’ water
Jormungandr, ouroboros, great serpent swallows it’s tail
From beginning to end again, a circular tale
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Part of what inspires confidence in Dr. +Devra Bogdanovich is the quote you mention.
"I don’t fear dying... not anymore.   I fear failure.  That is my biggest regret.  That we will be face down in the sand while the world burns.  And it will burn, Hubert.  Of that, I am sure.”
She realises the danger of the shapers, the N'Zeer and the corporations and how devastating it will be for the world,  if any of them succeed.
That when facing death, she thinks of others, of humanity and us. When faced with death she feels as if she has let us down ( 
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The First & Foremost

History & Literature  - 
"The Angel of Death"

Delving into Jewish and Christian mythology:

One of the earliest references to this comes from the Hebrew Bible in the Book of Exodus. Moses and his people, the Children of Israel or Israelites, are held as slaves to the Pharaoh and Egyptians. After divine plagues of drought, insects, pests, famine, and even storms of fire from heaven and days of darkness without sun the Pharaoh refuses to free the Israelites.

The destroying angel, the Angel of Death then comes and kills the firstborn of all in Egypt. The Angel of Death, however passes those Israelites who have placed a sacrifice of the firstborn lamb's blood over their door. These houses and their firstborn are spared from the Angel of Death.

The Egyptians cry out on agony and after this the Pharaoh finally frees the Israelites from slavery and allows them leave Egypt.


In Catholicism and other Christian religions, the Angel of death is known as Saint Michael, the Archangel, Commander, who will lead divine forces against the Great Serpent, Satan, and the forces of hell.

In the King Jame's Bible, St. Michael will arise as a protector at the end of the world, passages from Daniel in the Old Testament and Revelations in the New Testament:

1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Daniel 12:1-3

7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him

10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

Revelations 12:7-10 -----------------

Such an ominous name carries historical significance concerning deliverance and victory.

Who is this character?

Does an angel come to free humanity from the serpent?

Curious is +Felicia Hajra-Lee 's portrait.
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+The First & Foremost​ Interestingly, in Christianity the highest order of angels is the seraphim, six-winged creatures who fly eternally around God's throne. The Hebrew word "seraph" can also mean serpent.
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> Off topic / Student Union  - 
Safety First!

(read the reviews! :-D)
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Effing awesome
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Nik Macholz

History & Literature  - 
The history of my home city of Joliet, IL is long and varied. The first recorded Europeans to pass through the area were Pere Jaques Marquette and Louis Joliet. In the fall of 1673 they camped at a landmark now known as 'Mound Joliet'.

According to the history records, the mound covered an area of slightly less than 9 acres, rising 60 feet high, and stretched approximately 450 yards along the west side of the Des Plaines River.

Just before the civil war, the Joliet Mound Drain Tile Company began stripped away the upper layers of gravel and manufactured tile from the seven-foot bed of fine blue clay. By 1912, the mound's clay deposits were completely exhausted, and the area's most prominent landmark no longer remained.

I find this relevant, because many CM sites are related to mines. We no longer know if this place was significant to native peoples, but it's height, and ease of access to area lands and direct access to rivers was quite possibly very significant. Added to the fact that they did not have to clear land to build shelters.

Could this be an as yet undiscovered XM site? I like to think it's possible, I have always felt a deep connection to this area.
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+The First & Foremost I have found this document

Here, there is a reprint of an early sketch of Mount Joliet by Henry Inman(L11), which depicts Native Americans in the foreground and background of the mound.  Earlier in the document (page 191, paragraphs 2&3) there are references to early maps which depict the human presence known of the area. 

The most interesting thing I took away from this document is the mention of how early pioneers thought Mount Joliet was the work of man, rather than the work of glaciers. 

As far as artifacts are concern, I know of none as yet, but the Chicago Tribune article points to a couple of documents that may provide more information. Thank you for sharing that. I will be looking into those later today.
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