In Tolkien's Hobbit, the hero remarks: " Victory after all, I suppose! Well, it seems a very gloomy business".
And indeed, gloomy seems the business of Scottish independence. After much contemplation, I have decided to vote YES, yet there is a nagging doubt in the back of my mind, a bigger picture.
To explain such, it is necessary to define alchemy, magick, and the New World Order as I see them.
Beginning with the last, the NWO, my mental depiction of such is a global society with single-currency, a king to rule over "us", and a semi-mind-controlled, quasi-androgynous, worker slave citizenship, with compulsory euthanasia. The net product of the endeavours of these worker-slaves will consist of "advances" in genetic modification and DNA tampering, alongside the colonisation of outer-space.
Magick is trickier to explain. The word itself covers a huge variety of various techniques, for example sorcery and necromancy, however here I would stick to the familiar mind control/collective hypnotism, the use of media, and the use of celebrities and staged events to influence people and their behaviour. Bear in mind that all magick is based on ritual: if something has worked before and the same set of circumstances are followed, then it will work again.
Alchemy to most means an attempt to turn base metals into gold, however this can be seen as symbolic. It's really about perfection. It ties in with magick and also with ritual-loving freemasonry; the purpose of the mason is to perfect himself, the purpose of freemasonry is to, allegedly, create a "perfect" society.
So how does the above relate to "independence" ?
Freemasonry's "mother lodge", number 0, reputed to be the oldest in the world, is located in Kilwinning, Scotland.
Infamous, and apparently well respected, occultist, Aleister Crowley, purchased a property in Scotland as he believed it was the focal point of various energies.
All magick is based on ritual: if something has worked before and exactly the same set of circumstances are followed, then it will work again.
In alchemy, the materials must be taken back to base before the attempt to form the "gold" can begin.
Some history :
Centuries ago, Scotland and England were almost separate, meeting only at the border and thereabouts for the ubiquitous wars. That all changed with House of Stuart King James, 6th of Scotland and 1st of England, son of Mary Queen of Scots, Bible reviser and promoter to the masses.
James was a fairly popular King who, to an extent, gained that popularity due to the circumstances of his (alleged) mother's (alleged) execution. It was Jamesie who began the process of forming a "united king-dom".
Now, it must be pointed out here that I see the British monarchy and freemasonry as the backbone of world events, the ringleaders so to speak - and in that respect I may be wrong. However, I have this deep gut feeling that the reason for "independence" is more to do with magickal rituals and alchemy than for the benefit of Scottish people.
It will be interesting to note the financial markets in the run up to, and aftermath of, the independence vote - and whether it acts as a catalyst in some manner.
That all said, my thought is that if "we" vote YES, "we" will have slightly more chance of overthrowing the tyranny which surrounds us; destroy the ring at source so to speak.
wiki - Lodge Mother Kilwinning