Thursday, 20 June 2013

Scottish Borders Marches Preserve Joshua ch 6 Conquest of Jericho.

Joshua whom name means Jesus Ch 6

Now Jericho was stongly fortified because of the Israelites-no one was leaving or entering.
The Lord said to Joshua-Jesus, "Look I have handed Jericho, its King, and its fighting men over to you. (reincarnated)

March around the City with all the men of war, circling the City one time.
 Do this for six days.

Scottish borders March riders help keep Joshua's-Jesus promise secure.

Have seven priests carry seven Ram's Horn trumpets in front of the Ark.
But on the 7th day M-arch around the city 7 times, while the priests blow the Trumpets.

When there is a prolonged blast of the Horn and you hear its sound, have All the people give a mighty shout. Then the City wall will collapse, and the people will advance, each man straight ahead."

The Day of FREEDOM from the Time Prison Arrives.

Wikopedia states The tradition of common riding dates back to the years after the Norman Conquest, during the continual land border wars both with England and against other clans. It was a tribal custom to plunder and thieve cattle, known as reiving (a historical name for robbing ), and commonplace amongst the major Borders families. In these lawless and battle-strewn times, it became the practise of the day for the local lord to appoint a leading townsperson, who would then ride the clan's boundaries, or "marches", to protect their common lands and prevent encroachment by neighbouring landlords and their peoples.
Long after they ceased to be essential, the ridings continued in commemoration of local legend, history and tradition.


In current times, Common Ridings celebrate each Border town's history and tradition in mid-summer, during a period spanning May through to June. Rideouts now involve hundreds of horses, often ridden in costume to evoke a passion worthy of the reivers old.
Each community starts its celebration with the election of that year's principle man in the spring, chosen from amongst the communities young men. The leader of the communities celebration, once elected and until the end of ceremonies that year in that community, the principle man is an honoured figure. Each community often has a different name for their nominated leader/principle man
 Coldstram-Coldstreamer Duns- Reiver Galashiels Braw Lad, Hawick-Cornet, Jedburgh-Callant, Kelso-Kelsae Laddie, Langholm-Cornet, Melrose-Melrosian, Peebles-Cornet, Selkirk-Standard Bearer, West Linton-Whipman.

Hawick is traditionally the start the season of annual rideouts, until very recently it was a men only tradition, today Hawick follows the other border towns where Woman ride alongside Men.
 Common March Ridings coincide with the spring-summer season months, it is very much a fertility driven seven day festival, where just like the Joshua-Jesus Bible writings the 7th day is the day of retreat, that is accompanied with the sound of the sombre Trumpet-Horn, the Peebles March riding is one of the last festivals, which coincides with the Saturday  nearest the summer Solstice  when the tilt of a planet's semi-axis, in the northern hemisphere, when it is most inclined towards the  Sun,  at 12 noon the Beltane Queen is crowned for the cycle of the year, she arrives with her court in fairy tale Horse & carriage pageantry  fanfare Grandeur style, the crowds gather to wish her well. 

Rider-Waite symbolism

Double XX  Judgemeant card  Wikopedia writes.........Very clearly, it is modeled after the Christian Resurrection  before the Last Judgemeant.  An Angel  possibly Gabriel,  is depicted blowing a great trumpet,  from which hangs a white flag bearing a red cross, most likely the St George's Cross.  A group of humans (man, woman, and child) of grayish complexion stand, arms spread, looking up at the angel in awe. The people are apparently emerging from crypts or graves. There are huge mountains or tidal waves in the background, which almost seem like glaciers as they are so white and blue. These may be a reference to the sea giving up its dead on the day of judgement, as described in John's  Book of Revelation. 

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