Hello everyone. We'd like to thank you all for making this a very good year, and for your always mind-boggling contributions of articles,  comments, and questions. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you and wish everyone every blessing of the season and a very Merry Christmas, and best of the New Year to you and yours.

This year's Christmas music is, we hope, a fun selection, and for those who want a little further dive into Affektenlehre we offer a few little notes with some of the selections.

First up is In dulce jubilo, a little organ chorale attributed to JS Bach, but probably by one of his relatives, Michael Bach. The melody, In Dulce Jubilo is an old Latin hymn, which will be familiar to you as "Good Christian men rejoice".

One of my favorite pieces by JS Bach is his Magnificat, based on the Latin text of the Gospel of St. Luke, containing the Virgin Mary's response that she was to give human birth to the Son of God. Bach begins the piece with an exuberant joyous multi-leveled "dance", and proceeds throughout the entire piece, with arias, choruses, and ends on a final chorus, where he can't resist returning to the very beginning of the piece with "Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorom." ("As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, unto ages of ages.") It begins and ends in the key of D major (considered by some at the time to be a key of joy and majesty). The instrumentation varies considerably throughout the piece. Trumpets for glory, majesty, &c, woodwinds for pastoral settings, and so on, and of course, everyone playing in singing in the big choruses. A couple of my other favorites in this piece, besides the very beginning and ending, are the "Fecit potentiam..." with its wonderful painting of the text on "dispersit" (dispersing), and the tenor aria "Deposuit potentes de sede, et exultavit humiles" (He hath deposed the mighty from their seat, and exalted the humble and meek"). The melody literally "deposes" and then, as it rises, "exalts", and then falls again on "humiles."There are, as one might expect, all the other musical-rhetorical devices in play, skips and leaps, and so on throughout the piece.  See if you can hear them (but enjoy the music above all).

This year, I've selected the Netherlands Bach Society version, so you can actually watch it being performed. (There are also short interviews on YouTube with the singers, instrumentalists, and the conductor that give some further insight; and imagine those trumpeters having to play those old baroque era trumpets, without valves, and play some of those melody lines entirely with their mouths and lips!):

One of the other great Baroque masters of the Affektenlehre was, of course, Georg Friederich Haendel. I know I've posted this short aria from his Dixit Dominus before, but it's very lovely, and this time I've included the score, so see if you can spot the little codes in this piece (and pay attention to those falling, and rising, scales):

One of my favorite movements from Charles-Marie Widor's 10 Organ symphonies, is the Finale (IV) from his Symphonie Gothique. This movement is based on a very old Latin Christmas hymn called the Puer natus est ( "for unto us a child is born" or in the Latin, "a boy is born." You can hear the melody of this hymn at the very start of this movement, in the uppermost voice, and again in the high, and low pedal reeds in the following sections). The piece has an "old sound" to it, and Widor deliberately resorts to some old harmonization techniques in spots to give it a "Gregorian chant" feel, along with the heavy use of reeds in the registration to make it sound like old medieval reeded woodwind instruments. The piece proceeds through various variations, breaks out into a toccata, gets progressively louder with the theme of the hymn belted out in the pedals, then, falls, fades, and ends with what I think is one of the lovliest endings in his music:


And for the penultimate, one of my favorite choruses from JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio(with the score for those interested):

And finally, let's dance a jig (with apologies to those who know I've posted this before):



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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Marco on January 3, 2021 at 3:11 am

    hundreds of death birds on the street in Rome.

    • DanaThomas on January 3, 2021 at 3:22 am

      Bird deaths said to have been due to fireworks… starlings tend to congregate in urban areas in winter.

  2. Robert Barricklow on January 1, 2021 at 12:19 pm


    Elana Freeland was a guest of Dr. Farrell’s Dialogues and is coming out w/a new book
    on our environment being weaponized
    for synthetic biology[CV-1984].

    • Robert Barricklow on January 1, 2021 at 12:25 pm

      Oops! my scribbled 8 looked like a B,
      and I got strung; what can go wrong,
      will go wrong

  3. goshawks on December 31, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    • Sandygirl on January 2, 2021 at 2:41 pm

      Goshawks, Re: the last story, Indian researchers found the spike glycoprotein “S” in covid 19. The S protein is also found in HIV. The glycoprotein “S” is not found in any of the other corona viruses.
      My local newspaper reported that the new “significantly more contagious” covid 19 variant has made it to Colorado. “The CO lab found the variant through sophisticated analysis. They found that the virus did not have a strong signal for the S gene which is an essential element for the variant. Further analysis were able to sequence the viral genome and found 8 mutations specific to the new variant, known as the B.1.1.7 variant.”

      I just find it very odd that it’s the “S” (man made) glycoprotein sequence that is different in these two corona viruses.
      I also find it odd that both Covid viruses show up in CO as the 1st or 2nd in the nation, of course we do have a Democrat Governor.

      • goshawks on January 2, 2021 at 5:37 pm

        Sandygirl, I suspect that “both Covid viruses show up in CO as the 1st or 2nd in the nation” has more to do with CO having a long-seated ‘arrangement’ with the military-industrial-complex than having a Democrat Governor. These are long-arranged plans coming from the top down…

        (And yes, in my studied opinion, the corona viruses have likely been ‘tinkered-with’ to produce our current state-of-affairs. Certain parties are using corona virus variations to herd humanity towards mass vaccinations. Somehow, I do not think that they have humanity’s well-being in mind…)

  4. zendogbreath on December 29, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Ladies and gentlemen? FKTV brought Tore past my screen again. 2 hrs 7 min and the wildest / most plausible narrative I have come across in the last 24 months.
    Tore Says Show
    20,570 views•Streamed live on Dec 28, 2020

    • goshawks on December 30, 2020 at 2:04 am

      ZDB, I just read the article. Thanks.

      It appears that the Cabal/TPTB/SPMotU/Phoenician Navy want to bring America right to the brink of destruction. I remember the Kissinger quote from 1992 on World Government:
      Their ‘modus operandi’ is to produce/induce bad circumstances to make the population grateful for their then-offered “help.” The maneuverings can be quite long to get the plebes to that point. The red/blue ‘divide’ seems to be their fault-line of choice for this Op. I would say that they are aiming for early in the new-year for their machinations to reach the boiling-point in the public. (The covid lock-down serves to ramp-up the anger energy, which is then channeled into the red/blue ‘divide’.)

      ***Surprise!*** Someone or something will appear to ‘guide’ us out of our Crisis. The cost in freedom/liberty will be carefully hidden from view…

  5. Sandygirl on December 29, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Very interesting blog on the Nashville explosion, the AT&T data center got the contract on the Dominion voting machines to do the forensic audit. Did the good guys do it?

  6. SpiritcoachBrad on December 28, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    I am so glad Musk has targeted Austin instead of the Tulsa area. Maybe OK. will be safer these next several years…Can’t wait to hear your thoughts with Catherine and those stories and questions.

    Thank you for All you do and BE.

  7. Margaret W. on December 28, 2020 at 12:21 am

    Thank you, Joseph, for the beautiful, uplifting, and inspiring gifts for this Christmas. With all the formality of the music, I had to smile about Bach’s ‘Gigue’ being played by an organist wearing blue jeans … May there be good health, safety, security, and abundant blessings for all in the new year.

  8. anakephalaiosis on December 27, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    The gospels are imbued with symbols, that can only be explained, by the sundial key, that is ingrained into the Ryne-Stafas.

    Megalithic Stargate Pi Trilithon symbolism:

  9. Marco on December 27, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    For another perspective on our earth and the knowledge NAZI Germany and later breakaway society might be exploiting

    The theory is about the moon being a feflection of the Breather Earth and the crater of the moon explained and mapped.

    • Marco on December 27, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      of course typos as it should read reflection of the greater earth

  10. DanaThomas on December 27, 2020 at 12:05 pm

  11. Robert Barricklow on December 26, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    The misnamed land of opportunity exists for the privileged few.
    Most others enjoy dystopian harshness.
    No seasonal joy exists for thousands of political prisoners languishing in the US gulag at home and abroad.
    Nor for the hungry, homeless, and immiserated Americans.
    Its ruling class is the Grinch that stole Christmas and all the other times of the year because of their endless war on humanity at home and abroad.

  12. Robert Barricklow on December 25, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Ran across this article today, Christmas.

    • Robert Barricklow on December 26, 2020 at 6:59 pm

      Why did Beethoven get rid of his chickens?
      All they said was “Bach, Bach, Bach”.

      • PiPoe on December 27, 2020 at 7:24 pm

        Ha! Thanks for the smile.

  13. John Cawley on December 25, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Joseph and the Giza community,
    Merry Christmas. Thanks for reminding us about Bach magic in the Magnificat. It prompted me to read the prayer text. Timely and for all time. May we lift our voices in praise, thanksgiving and may this also lift our resonance as we share the best of ourselves with family, loved ones, friends, and those whom we don’t quite yet recognize as friends.

    • Mike on January 5, 2021 at 4:47 am

      Yes indeed, may we lift our voices in praise and thanksgiving!
      May 2021 bring stability, truth and faith… the rest will follow,

  14. BlueWren on December 25, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Merry Christmas!
    What a beautiful selection to celebrate the birth of our King!

  15. Loxie Lou Davie on December 25, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful music, Joseph & thank you, Dana for the aquatic scene!! Who knew??!!!

    A Blessed Christmas to Everyone……”God Bless us Everyone!” 😉

  16. KevinF on December 25, 2020 at 3:39 am

    Thanks Joseph. Excellent. And Merry Christmas to you and your fellow Nefarium contributor Shiloh.

  17. zendogbreath on December 25, 2020 at 12:02 am

    Thank you and Merry Christmas Doc, Daniel and all. Thank you for another year, in some ways quite excellent. Here’s to many more.

    Curious that in all the many and varied explanations of hidden dark biographies and meanings in all literature (music, written, movies – everything) I have no memory of any taint to Bach’s name or work.

    While I know little to naught about him, it always feels and sounds like a good meal. Like a good rare grass finished steak with mushrooms and fresh salad, I immediately FEEL good far beyond the tongue pleasure. Bach feels constructive and reparative.

    Thank you.

    • PiPoe on December 27, 2020 at 7:26 pm

      Beautifully stated.

  18. Eregion on December 24, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Merry Cristmas Joseph and all Giza community! 🙂

  19. Bianca on December 24, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    A blessed Christmas to Dr. Farrell, shiloh, and the Gizar community!

  20. Sandygirl on December 24, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

    And pray, pray pray for the truth to come out, for a new awakening of humanity worldwide that we change the dark history of our planet to One of peace, love and light. Light uncovers darkness.

    Merry Christmas Dr. Farrell and to everyone here at Giza.

  21. Scot Cottage on December 24, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
    E Power Biggs – What Child is This – circa 1968 – Columbia MS 7104
    Rejoice In The Lamb – circa 1965 – Argo ZRG 5440
    Christmas From Clare – circa 1979 – ZRG 914

    • Scot Cottage on December 26, 2020 at 1:40 pm

      “Let each of you esteem and look upon and be concerned for not merely his own interests, but also each for the interests of others. Let this same attitude, purpose and MIND be in you.”
      G5426 – phroneo : to rein in (hold to a purpose), mentally be disposed, interest oneself in concern or obedience, exercise & train the mind, set the affection on carefully & earnestly, be of like mind regarding & savouring (the Truth) Phl 2:4-5 From Adam to Christ Jesus – Ancient Order of Melchizedek

  22. Richard on December 24, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Bach is a favorite. Still have anthology sets of various organists playing his music on vinyl.

    Happy and a Merry Christmas as a brighter future awaits.

  23. alisonbell on December 24, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    I got to see Cameron Carpenter play. ❤️❤️❤️
    I so throughly enjoyed your selections. I sent them to my daughter who is a conductor in Houston, with confidence. ?
    Thank you Joseph for being the brilliant mind you are, for having the honesty and courage to say what you do, all the ways you do.
    This music added a bit of brightness in an otherwise very dark season this year. Much needed.
    May the season see you surrounded in warmth and love.

  24. Robert Barricklow on December 24, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Then and now,
    the true gifts of Christmas:
    Peace, Joy, and Love.

  25. NYMZA Flugzeug on December 24, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    What a lovely way to start this holiday! Many thanks to you and Daniel, and happy holidays!!

  26. SoCal G on December 24, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Thank you, Dr. Farrell for the rich music to enjoy. Wishing you and all Gizars a very Merry and safe Christmas!

  27. DanaThomas on December 24, 2020 at 6:31 am

    Happy Christmas Joseph and everybody.
    Venice aquatic Christmas scene:

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