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Liquid Gold

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024


Why is blood so coveted by society? Liquid Gold is the coined phrase. I have been an avid lover and understudy of ancient history and culture. One of the common practices I noticed is the mention of blood, consummation of blood, and sacrifices in which blood is offered. Blood rituals were practiced amongst the Ancient Mesopotamians, Inca, Celts, Chinese, Egyptians, Aztecs, Carthaginians, Etruscans, and Native Hawaiians. The blood in the rituals has a symbolic meaning, depending on the group and ritual being performed. Most of these rituals were used to honor their “Gods” frequently. Charles S. Allisson, says blood sacrificial practices originated as far back as the Babylonians, Canaanites, and ancient nomadic rituals historically the Jewish God, YHWH, is the one who instituted the sacrificial system.



It's 2024 and it’s wild to think that the Romans were known to drink the blood of slain gladiators to gain their strength. The Egyptians took baths in blood for rejuvenation. This idea of rejuvenation is present in ancient literature and prevalent today in The Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial rejuvenation beautification process which uses your blood topically to promote collagen production and trigger growth factors for aging or damaged skin pairs micro-needling with a plasma “serum,” leaving skin looking younger, smoother, and overall healthier. There’s also the tale of Odysseus being revived in the realm of the dead by drinking blood. Homer, is a Greek poet who tells the story of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, who wanders for 10 years trying to get home after the Trojan War. A practice observed by the Moche, as ritual hematophagy, as well as the Scythians, a nomadic people of Eastern Europe.


What type of person would associate with Blood? Well-known blood gods, Kali from Hinduism, Set from Egyptian mythology, and Cronus from Greek mythology. Each represents violence, death, and destruction and often fears for their power over life and death. Then there are the Christians who believe in the sanctifying properties, in the blood of saints and martyrs, and frequently evidenced in “Eucharistic miracles”. Blood also has gendered implications; circumcision, for instance, marks the covenant between God and people. In the bible, Lev 17:11 and Deut 12:23 make it clear that blood is sacred. It represents life itself. The blood shed on the altar is a picture of substitution that makes the offeror right with God. Mostly referring to the shedding of blood during war or crime, or to animal blood that is shed in making a sacrifice.


Fast forward and couples like Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox have consumed one another’s blood one-upping Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton, who famously wore necklaces with “vials” of each other’s blood. There were rumors of the World's Most Dangerous Secret Societies drinking blood. In most major cities around the world, communities of ordinary people – nurses, bar staff, secretaries – are drinking human blood regularly. An up trend that is widely known one would wonder, WHY? Is the blood-feeding a religious ritual, a delusion, or a fetish?


Blood transports oxygen and nutrients to the lungs and tissues, forms blood clots to prevent excess blood loss, carries cells and antibodies that fight infection, transports waste products to the kidneys and liver, which filter and clean the blood, and carries hormones around the body. Adrenochrome is a chemical compound produced by the oxidation of adrenaline once thought to cause Schizophrenia due to over-accumulation. There's only one source for adrenochrome and that is from the adrenalin glands a living human body of children and teens. The compound is naturally produced in the body of human beings during stress, excitement, or fear. Adrenochrome is a hallucinogen that supposedly causes a massively euphoric perception, and causes a feeling of over-control and invincibility, as well as the reduction of pain and inhibition.

 

The power of adrenochrome is such that it can overcome death, or so people thought. Some rumors say that Adolf Hitler, who was a regular drug user, stored his blood and injected it into himself to strengthen his own body and prolong his life. Some claim adrenochrome makes the user relive past events, as well as see visions of future events and is also said to produce a long life, allowing the body to repair itself and the rejuvenation of cells. “Blood was a medium between the physical and spiritual,” Richard Sugg of the University of Durham, wrote in his book on “corpse medicine.”


I believe the overall societal coveting of blood by society can be traced back to its symbolic, medical, cultural, and historical significance. Symbolically, blood has always been seen as a powerful symbol in many cultures and societies. It can represent life, death, sacrifice, and strength. As a result, it is often coveted for its symbolic significance. Medicinally, blood is essential for medical procedures such as blood transfusions, surgeries, and research. It is a limited resource that is constantly needed in healthcare settings, leading to a high demand for blood donations. Ritualistically and taboo, blood is also coveted in certain rituals and ceremonies, particularly in religious or spiritual contexts. It is often used in sacrifices, ceremonies, and other rituals that involve the symbolic or literal use of blood. In some cases, the coveting of blood may stem from a desire for power and control. Blood has historically been associated with magic, witchcraft, and other forms of supernatural power, leading some individuals or groups to seek out blood for their purposes like POWER & CONTROL.


The idea of consuming or using blood for its supposed rejuvenating properties or hallucinogenic effects may also contribute to the societal coveting of blood. The belief that blood can provide physical or mental benefits has been present in various cultures throughout history, leading to its continued fascination and desired use. Whether for religious rituals, medical treatments, or personal beliefs in its power, blood continues to hold a significant place in society’s collective consciousness. Scientists are fascinated with decoding and finding superior DNA because it provides valuable insights into the mechanisms of genetic inheritance and the potential for genetic engineering. By understanding the genetic code, scientists can uncover the genetic basis of various traits and diseases, and potentially develop new treatments or preventive measures. Additionally, identifying superior DNA sequences can lead to the creation of genetically modified organisms with desirable traits, such as increased crop yields or disease resistance. Overall, studying, and decoding DNA is fundamental to advancing our understanding of genetics and improving human health and agriculture.


To date no blood type is, considered superior to others. Each blood type (A, B, AB, O) has its unique characteristics and is equally important for maintaining a healthy blood supply. Blood type is determined by the presence or absence of certain antigens on the surface of red blood cells, and each blood type plays a vital role in transfusion compatibility and immune response. It is important for individuals to know their blood type in case of emergencies or medical procedures, but no one blood type is superior to others.

 

What I do know is that the most common blood types found in Egypt are A positive, O positive, B positive, and AB positive. However, all blood types can be found in Egypt, as the distribution of blood types is like other populations around the world. The most common blood types among Mexicans are O+ and A+. The blood types among Native Americans include A, B, and O, as well as various subtypes such as A1, A2, and Rh positive or negative. The rarest blood type is AB negative, which is found in less than 1% of the global population. It is not associated with any specific race or ethnicity, as blood type distribution can vary among different populations. The newest blood type discovered is called "Rh-null," which was first identified in 1961. It is an extremely rare blood type, with only about 40 known individuals worldwide who have been identified as Rh-null. This blood type is considered a universal donor for individuals with rare blood types, but it is also difficult to find donors for individuals with Rh-null blood.


Blood contains white blood cells, which have nuclei containing DNA. Red blood cells do not have nuclei, but they do contain trace amounts of DNA from when they were still in the bone marrow. Therefore, blood can be used for DNA analysis and testing. This is why blood samples are often collected for DNA testing, such as in paternity tests or criminal investigations. The DNA in blood can be used to determine genetic relationships, identify individuals, and provide valuable information about an individual's health and ancestry. DNA influences a combination of genetic predispositions, training, and lifestyle factors allowing for genetic variations that are associated with beauty, build, intelligence, levels of endurance, strength, speed, or other traits. So next time you consume a meal, take communion, donate blood, receive blood or participate in blood rituals remember just how precious this liquid gold is.

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