Sovereign Independent has no part in fake “Turning of the Sovereign Seal” Ritual.
The Sovereign Independent would like to stress that we have no affiliation with a group who in recent years have adopted the historic title “IRB” – headed by a Mr Billy McGuire and Mr Harry O’Reilly
For the past 5 or 6 years this group has rented or has been granted the use of a room in the Mansion House, Dawson St. Dublin annually on 21st January in order to perform a ritual which they call “The Turning of the Sovereign Seal”. They are led by a Limerick land owner called Billy McGuire who claims to be the great nephew of Tom Maguire who, we are told, performed the ritual for the first time on January 21st 1919 and has been performed annually ever since. This involves the use of, what looks like, a trophy displaying an Irish harp and an example of the “seal” Mr McGuire uses on his letters which he calls “The Sovereign Seal” embedded in the bottom of the object and normally covered by a base. Mr Maguire performs some unusual rituals with this device and claims – this must be done in order for the Government of Ireland to renew their licenses to operate as a Government.
However, a spokesman from Mansion House has confirmed that, according to records, this did not take place in 1919 at the Mansion House and that the ritual in fact has not taken place in Mansion House annually since then, as we are being led to believe by Mr McGuire, but only “in recent years” as Lord Mayor of Dublin, Oisin Quinn, recently quoted to the Irish Independent.
Lack of Evidence
A quick online search will reveal that there are NO PHOTOGRAPHS or any other information which would corroborate the idea that this ritual has been taking place any time before 2008. And certainly, amongst the countless photos from 1919 there is no image of the object or any mention made of the ritual. It should be noted that there is no mention of it in the genuine IRBs very own “Proclamation of Independence” or in either of the two Constitutions of Ireland.
To date, Mr McGuire has provided no proof to his claim and, on many occasions, became hostile to those who asked him to substantiate his claims. While Mr McGuire continues evading these all-important questions the Sovereign Independent Newspaper will not endorse his claims or support him in any way.
Harry O’Reilly – “Arch-Druid” and “Chief Justice”
Additionally, a major player in this grouping is a man known as Harry O’Reilly. Mr O’Reilly had been given the strange title, “Deputised Chief Justice of the Sovereign Republic of Eire” by Billy. It is understood that he currently holds the title “chairman” of the IRB. Mr O’Reilly has extended Sovereign Seal ritual to a few more dates. The ritual now takes place during the summer and winter solstices at the Hill of Tara, which seems to work in line with Mr O’Reillys other interests: Druidism!!
Mr O’Reilly also goes by the Irish version of the name Anrai O’Raghallaigh and information can be found about him online. It appears that Mr O’Reilly was also involved with the new-age neo-Druid movement and for a number of years was the so-called “Arch-druid of Dublin”.
I wonder how many of the hapless followers of these indiviuals know that their “Chief Justice” and Chairman has also been heavily steeped in New-Age “druidry”.
Mr O’Reilly also told me a few years back that he was also a very active Astral Traveller and would regularly indulge in what he terms as “Astral Projection”. That he ceased indulging in this practice when he had, what he described as, “Bad experiences”.
Please be mindful of the fact that I have had first-hand experience of Harry O’Reilly about 6 years ago – I was the designer of the original WeThePeople website and also worked with Harry on the No to Lisbon campaign . I was considered by him as part of his “We The People” entity. I have since had contact with him every now and again over the past 6 years. Since we parted company I moved on to set up the Sovereign Independent newspaper with some other people who became fellow founding members of the paper while Harry got involved with Billy McGuire and they formulated the Sovereign Seal ritual between them and began to perform it. Recently Mr O’Reilly has claimed that the Sovereign Independent was in fact HIS newspaper (apparently originally titled We The People) and that I stole it from him and renamed it! Another unsubstantiated and totally inaccurate claim. And I invite anybody to offer me proof of that claim.
I feel that in order for one to truly accept this man as a figure of power and/or influence in their lives it must be clear what his past affiliations and religious or spiritual leanings and activities are/were. This is not a smear against Harry, rather an appeal for clarity and transparency and explanation. Likewise, regarding the request for proof of the Sovereign Seal – that is all it is – an appeal for proof of claim. If it were not for these facts and details and unanswered questions I would not even be mentioning Harry, because I do not have any personal gripe against him worth publishing to the public domain other than that call for transparency and proof of claim etc.
Proof Should be Easy
It should be relatively easy for proponents of the Sovereign Seal to prove that the historical details surrounding this ritual and the words of Billy McGuire as factual and documented. I myself have asked these basic questions as well as many others and are so far still waiting for an answere. I hope the wait will be over soon and we receive some concrete evidence regarding this seal and I will then be in a position to make my apology to Mr McGuire.
To date, all we have been offered is distraction after distraction but I hope and trust this will change soon by all involved in the pursuit of truth
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