Today, David Cameron announced the date for the forthcoming United Kingdom referendum as to whether the voters wish to remain part of the European Union, or go it alone. It's to be held on 23rd June, the 702nd anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, 3 days after the Summer solstice.
The Battle is drummed into Scottish children as part of their education. Teachers, however, often fail to disclose that no-one actually knows exactly where the action took place. No real artifacts have been uncovered. A couple of years ago, the BBC supported a "Quest for Bannockburn", to eventually establish where exactly the alleged conflict transpired in 1314 (Past Horizons):
There is very little on the ground to mark where the battle apparently took place‘, said Warren Bailie, who led GUARD Archaeology’s team. ‘The Bore Stone at the summit of Brock’s Brae, was according to tradition where Robert the Bruce’s standard was set during the battle, but this doesn’t actually appear in written accounts before 1723 and even then only one fragment of the original bore stone still survives at the Bannockburn Visitor Centre.‘
Not much was discovered in the "quest".
There's a myth, a legend, that the Knights Templar helped the Scottish at the battle. Proper historians, the same characters who can't find very much evidence of the event, scoff at such a possibility.
Ex Scottish top-dog, Alex Salmond, noted, back in 2014 when opening the new visitor centre, that Bannockburn was the "birthplace of modern Scotland". BBC News
Some people consider that the Knights Templar spawned freemasonry from Scotland. One wonders whether that was what Salmond was alluding to. If so, then Bannockburn was surely the "birthplace of modern, democratic, society", given freemasonry's colonisation of the globe.
In the excellent Mythomorph , the author posits that furthermore, one can draw inference from the astrological situation above, quoting the Hermetic dictum "as above, so below" :
As I continued to study the “accepted” reasons given for the Scottish victory at Bannockburn, they seemed less and less credible. Moreover, the existence of an underground brotherhood of Scots and English, united in a cause that transcended national loyalty, seemed likely, and confirmation that a secret tale, written deep between the lines of the official tale, began to emerge out of the mists of time.
When the Scottish independence referendum was carried out, I called it wrong. My thoughts revolved around magickal ritual and alchemy and the forging of a global society. After all, it was a Scots King who historically formed the United Kingdom alongside his bringing of the Bible to the masses. Whilst the alchemist uses base products to attempt to form the gold. Maybe that's why the symbolic, yet probably fake, Stone of Destiny sits within Edinburgh Castle.
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I don't normally do politics, but it requires note that the Scottish National Party, whilst not independent, carry some clout down at Westminster with their almost clean sweep at the last UK elections. The Scottish National Party are keen to remain part of Europe. Who knows what may happen if the rest of the UK vote to leave the European Union. Perhaps I didn't call it wrong. Perhaps the plan was already devised.