Middle English owle, from Old English ūle, from Proto-Germanic *uwwalōn (cf. West Frisian ûle, Dutch uil, Danish ugle), diminutive of *uwwōn ‘eagle-owl’ (cf. German Uhu), variant of *ūfaz, *ūfōn (cf. Swedish uv ‘horned owl’, Bavarian Auf), from Proto-Indo-European *up- (cf. Latvian ũpis ‘eagle-owl’, Czech úpěti ‘to wail, howl’, Avestan ufyeimi ‘to call out’)
The ritual of all white men playing golf in Augusta, Georgia, in collegiality, against themselves and the landscape, is an annual spectacle of excellence for the fans of the sport. It is a game invented in the Scottish highlands of St. Andrews that found its way into the backyard of American privilege, away from the mundane cares of Europe. This is why the United States of America was founded.
On another course, the men who gather at the Bohemian Grove in Northern California are indeed extraordinary in their life pursuits, perhaps far too extraordinary in their care for the country they love to convey a perception of a cozy cabal that steers the United States and the world toward the salvation of wisdom.
They are said to cremate an effigy of the mundane at the feet of the statue of the Typical Eastern Screech Owl, with its upright long ears, a symbol of the Satan in Judeo-Christianity. The same owl, however, has been a generic symbol of wisdom in pre-Christian pagan civilizations, particularly in the Near East and the West.
The meanings of symbols change over time, and the owl’s meaning has morphed from wisdom to evil, as religion united Europe during the same time from east to west – from gods and goddesses to the Abrahamic one god, until the founding of the kingdoms of the British Isles in the Middle Ages.
In the carefree Bohemia of today that celebrates the pre-historic origins of Western Civilization, women on top in the sexual act are akin to witches with the men claiming the sole ownership of the missionary vocation – the priesthood – banishing them into the subordination of the beneath only to be worshipped as mothers in a patrilineal YHWH culture of Christo-Judeanity in whose company the men can dispense with their cares.
The inherent contradiction and tension within Judaism, a matrilineal faith with an all-male god, cannot be any greater. This tension can only be eased if YHWH had created Lilith first from whose menstrual blood and earth, Adhama (or of the earth) the First Man, Adam, was created, only to exile Lilith from Eden as a consort of the demons, because she claimed her rightful place on top.
The woman who had come after, this time created by Adam to keep him company, was Eve, transposed permanently to the bottom, and the bearer of the guilt of the exile of humanity from the land of plenty and no cares to servitude in a land of scarcity only because she was tempted by the Satanic serpent and shamed by YHWH for seeking self-knowledge and bearing Adam’s children. Feminists perhaps quite correctly argue that Lilith and Eve are the same, the latter theologically subordinated because of the missionary zeal of Abraham that is only comparable with that of Mohammed about a few thousand of years later. The pagan symbols were reinterpreted after Abraham to destroy the sexual egalitarianism that had existed before.
If the unattainable wisdom or absolute knowledge is the Socratic God, Bohemian Grove is the death of God in favor of faith in the Son of God and transcendental love, and the use of power and wealth, produced by self-knowledge, in the service of a megalomaniacal enterprise to convert the unbelievers to Christianity.
The cremation of dull care at the Bohemian Grove, a fictitious reenactment to destroy pagan wisdom in favor of Golgotha, the place of the skull where Jesus was crucified to become the Christ, with the purpose of the unification of Christianity and the more grandiose vision of absorbing Judaism into Christianity, a price the Abrahamic Hebrews and the Bedouin Arabs (who yearn to be Jewish), are paying for exiling the gentiles of Europe since Constantine the Great adopted the nascent Christianity nearly four centuries after the death of Jesus on the crucifix at the hands of the Romans and the Jews.
Intellectual honesty suggests that the uncircumcised gentiles be assimilated into Judaism as is, while retaining the ethnic identities and ways of worship of the gentiles and the Arabs.