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Friday, 30 November 2007

Tarot Card of the Day

What is traditionally known as the Temperance card is a reference to the Soul. Classically female, she is mixing up a blend of subtle energies for the evolution of the personality. One key to interpreting this card can be found in its title, a play on the process of tempering metals in a forge.

Metals must undergo extremes of temperature, folding and pounding, but the end product is infinitely superior to impure ore mined from the earth. In this image, the soul volunteers the ego for a cleansing and healing experience which may turn the personality inside-out, but which brings out the gold hidden within the heart. (This card is entitled "Art" in the Crowley deck.)'

It is hard, at first, to see where Sagittarius, the ruling sign of this card, fits in. Sagittarius is an expansive sign and Temperance is, on a surface level, about "tempering." Butler points out that the original pouring from cup to cup might have been about cutting wine with water. So this is a card about moderation. There is, however, another angle to the card, that of merging seemingly impossible opposites. Sagittarius, the centaur, merges beast and man into a unique creature. And then there is the bow and arrow, one moving, one stationary, working together to point the way. Temperance may be, at first glance, a warning to the Querent to "temper" their behavior, to cut their wine with water. But it may also be a reminder to the Querent that seemingly irreconcilable opposites may not be irreconcilable at all. Belief that fiery red and watery blue cannot be merged may be the only thing standing in the way of blending the two. Change the belief, measure out each with care, and you can create otherworldly violet.

This card really does seem to be less about moderation then about the Sagittarian desire to find a unified field theory, a way of blending opposites, achieving synthesis. In a reading, this card can mean that the Querent sees two opposite camps (choices, belief systems, families, friends) and no way to unite them. But sometimes the only reason the two won't blend is that we're not taking the time, not measuring out the right amounts (the Querent might, for example, be trying to merge two full families when blending has to occur bit by bit with individuals). It is also a reminder that a bow and arrow are useless apart, but together a formidable weapon. This card tells the Querent that they CAN and should put thesis and anti-thesis together to get the even more useful synthesis. But it will take time, care, patience and experimentation. And also, yes, moderation.

McCanns' hopes of being cleared by Christmas dealt bitter blow as police want to re-interview 'Tapas Nine'

Kate and Gerry McCann's hopes of being cleared as suspects suffered a serious blow when it emerged that police want to re-interview their friends. Detectives are preparing to return to Britain next week to speak to members of the so-called Tapas Nine, despite forensics tests in the case proving inconclusive.

The McCanns had hoped that police would be forced to lift their status as official suspects in their daughter's disappearance by Christmas, after DNA tests failed to find any evidence which proved they were involved.

But police instead told the public prosecutor in the case that they needed to speak to some of the couple's friends again.

Sources told the Portuguese news channel SIC that a team of detectives and the prosecutor would fly to Britain next week for the interviews.

They will deliver letters of appeal to British police, asking them to interrogate the friends again, and asking that Portuguese officers be allowed to be present in the interviews. The letters of appeal are legal documents required for the interviews to be carried out on British soil.

A source from SIC said: "Next week the police, the public prosecutor and the letters of appeal will be sent back to Britain."

The letters were drafted several weeks ago and initially asked for fresh interviews against the McCanns and their friends. (Daily Mail)

Astral or Mental Exercise

Visualise any simple fruit. One you can recall the texture of, as well as the scent, taste, shape, and sound of (when bitten into). Examine it fully for as long as you need. This may take days so pick a favorite fruit.

Once you feel you know that apple inside and out, set it aside and try to create a mental image of it (from top to bottom and side to side). Then try to grab it and it and feel its texture (if your working with a fruit that peels, notice the inside texture as well). When you are able to do this, take a bite out of it. Notice the taste. Begin to feel your mouth water as if it were really there. Notice the sound it makes as your teeth bite into it as well. Last, take a piece, or the whole thing and bring it up to the nose.

This may take a bit of time and practice but well worth it. The last step I would suggest as well is to open your eyes and see if the fruit you are eating is there in your hand.

Healing in the Hermetic Tradition

There has always been a long tradition of Healing in the Western tradition (and indeed in other Mystery Traditions). Indeed, what are now known as “Esoteric” healing methods were widely used by exoteric medical practitioners at least until the end of the Renaissance, and the beginning of the so-called Enlightenment. From that point on, esoteric healing methods were driven underground by the scientific community, as indeed were a lot of occult practices. It is only in the present era that they are beginning to be publicly mentioned again.

The general principle behind esoteric healing methods from ancient times to the present day may be stated thus: physical effects do not solely come about through purely physical causes. Moreover, to successfully treat a condition, all of the causes must be dealt with.

These two sentences are fundamentally at variance with modern medical practice, which generally confines itself to the physical. In addition, modern medicine does not necessarily treat the cause of the injury or disease, but often only the effect thereof.

The correct (i.e. esoteric) approach to healing should be both Holistic and Integral. Holistic (from the Greek Holos, means to treat the whole. The Holistic Healer, when examining the patient, asks:

Is there a physical cause?

Is there an emotional cause? Is there what esotericists would call an etheric or astral cause?

Is there a mental cause?

Is there a spiritual cause?

Remember that in each case one is searching for causes and not merely effects. For example, the effect of Eczema is a painful skin condition. However the cause is a liver condition which sends poisons out through the skin, which cause the skin to become irritated. The Holistic healer would then go to work by treating the liver - and by treating whatever caused the liver to fall into that condition in the first place – as opposed to treating the skin, which at best would only alleviate the symptoms of the disease.

The holistic healer also recognises that causes do not just occur within the patient, but also within the patient’s environment. This may include emotional, mental or spiritual causes as well. For example, if the healer determined that the patient’s condition was caused by a troubled relationship, the healer would address the problem of what to do about that relationship. The healer would not rule out looking at paranormal factors: astral influences, karmic influences, and more. For although scoffed at by conventional science, often these are only too real to the patient, and so they deserve to be treated seriously by the healer.

The Holistic Healer then prescribes a course of treatment that deals with all of the causes identified. This leads to another undeniable truth when it comes to healing: ultimately, the Patient must take responsibility for his,[1] own well-being and health. The Holistic Healer cannot do all the work himself – because in many cases the only effective ways to treat all of the causes are for the patient to put changes into effect in his own life. The Healer facilitates, helps, encourages, and shows the way – and the patient actively assists the Healer to do so.

True Healing is also said to be Integral, in that treatment at higher levels both transcends and includes treatment at lower levels – including conventional medicine. Conventional medicine does have its place in relieving injuries and illnesses that really are physically caused. However, the ideal form of healing is one that integrates all levels at once, wherever necessary: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Note well that there are practitioners of supposedly Holistic forms of healing, such as Homeopathy, who are not Integral in their outlook, because they criticise conventional medicine with as much fanaticism as sceptics criticise them. The wise approach is to appreciate all that is useful in all forms of healing. (

Alchemy Art

Large engraving of the polarities in the macrocosm and the microcosm,
from J.D. Mylius Opus medico-chymicum. Landscape format

Daily Merlin Insight for Friday 30th November 2007

10:35pm - 11:20pm
Using Servants of the Light tarot

'Insights based on moving forward in time to determine situations relating to the safe return of MM .. and anything perhaps of significance uncovered by this working.'

The investigation will continue even after MM has been safely returned. A male and a female will have evidence and a court case centred around them. The woman with curly brown hair, fairly long and of white European appearance. The man , her accomplice, appears to have a shaven head during that time ... but currently does not have his head shaven at this time.

Their abode appears to be on three levels ... three floors ... a house in a busy European street though it is not clear if MM was held at this property during her time of captivity.

There is the sense this is the property where this couple will be found and overwhelming evidence will damn them. However they will protest their innocence all the way through. Public reaction is such that there way in and out of a court room will have to be done secretly.

It is not clear if they are the actual abductors or were expected to look after MM .... of if it was even them at all. The confusion of the case hasn't changed even after MM's safe return. Even the details of where she was found will be conflicting. There is no clear indication of what is true or what is speculation even then.

An image I see which is very clear ... MM shares a walk along a beach in secrecy with a smiling Gerry & Kate. They go on holiday somewhere within the UK prior to the announcement to the world. There is a time ... a number of weeks ... where silence surrounds the camp as MM is able to be brought back into the family unit. It is only when they 'risk' a McDonalds of a KFC .... that a passer by recognises MM and rumours spread that MM has been sighted in a southern UK town. It is denied for weeks before the announcement is made that MM has indeed been returned. I note in the image it is not Clarence Mitchell who makes that announcement. It is a woman ... someone I do not recognise.

The crystals indicate two clear paths ... quite a distance stands between them ... the arrest of the man and the woman the barrier between the two paths. In one there the pink stone indicating a child beside a white stone of trust ... above the charioteer ... above it all falling on the 6 of Crescents are two green heart stones ...

The other trail between the 9 of Staves and the Maker of Spheres there are four stones ... one is the black stone of secrecy close by to the red stone which I decree is that of 'mars' ... of Geburah ... 'the task master' .... this is the real path I feel... the real reason why the Maker devised the taking of MM ... and the 8 of Crescents represents the real persons who were the perpetrators .... this trail remains hidden. Disguised. The 8 of Crescents has too much implication. Too much to reveal .... it hints at the reason for the covertness of the entire situation ... the black stone of secrecy is the veiling of these trail of connections.

Instead the six stones on the right hand side of the reversal of the Tower will be the adopted story line ...

The 5 of Weapons ... and the 10 of Spheres ... more reported media speculation of no relevance ... further sightings I feel ... but no satisfactory explanation of all the 'evidence' which has made the tabloids over the many months. The 10 of Spheres is the perpetuating speculation which has been the loose cannon around this case. Specifically devised by the Charioteer and his 'media experiment' .... his fabrication will be that which hits the headline news appertaining to how and where MM has been all of this time. It seems the 'suggestion' will be she has been in one place all the time ... with the suspects plucked out of obscurity ... I am very doubtful that whoever stands in the dock is indeed guilty of the crime. The evidence will be compelling ... but ...

The 9 of Staves indicates the subterfuge in place to provide effective media blackout sometime in the weeks to come. I am doubtful of the real truth ever coming out ... as there will be a concerted effort by those deep within the hidden 'halls' to bury all the truth under a mountain of speculation and red tape ....

Meditation Music

Some very pure and relaxing meditation music ....

Absent Healing

In order to improve your health, first believe that you can enjoy much better health. Many people think that what they have now is the best that they can create, and they fear making any changes. Start by at least believing that circumstances could be better, that you can have what you want, that it is all right to do what you love with your life. There is always a way that your circumstances can be changed. Focus on creating what you want, not on getting rid of something you don’t want.

If you can’t believe that something is possible, then you aren’t going to have it. But if you can have the smallest thought that it might be possible, you are already on your way to creating it.

You can magnetise good health.

You cannot use magnetism to change another person or force something to happen that is not in the best interests of both parties, for magnetism works only to draw those things to you that are in the best interests of all concerned.

You can learn to create what you want using energy and thought, rather than physical effort, and produce results that go beyond anything you can create with physical effort alone. When you understand how energy works, you can take only those actions that bring you the greatest results without wasted effort. (energy

A Quote about Hod

The Tree Of Life
Word Jumble #4 refered to the Sphere of Hod:

Hod is attributed to the mind which is alternatively the intellect

Introducing Mangosteen

The mangosteen is a fruit originating in Southeast Asia. It is considered a member of the plant family Clusiacea

The latin name for the mangosteen is Garcinia mangostana L. and the genus Garcinia is an honor bestowed upon Laurent Garcin by Linnaeus for his work as a botanist and naturalist in the 18th century. The mangosteen as a fresh fruit is in great demand in its native range and is savored by all who find its subtle flavors a refreshing balance of sweet and sour. It should be pointed out that Asians consider many foods to be either 'cooling' such as the mangosteen or 'heating' such as the durian depending on whether they possess elements that reflect yin and yang. This duality is commonly used to help describe balance in many aspects of life in general and food in particular throughout Asia.

The mangosteen has a soft white edible centre which is similar in construction to the sections of an orange, with possibly one seed in each of the larger segments. The smaller segments are seedless and seem to melt in your mouth, releasing a delicious juice that is a perfect balance of acids and sugars. The rind, or pericarp, is about 4 to 6 mm thick (1/4" or more) and when freshly harvested is somewhat soft. The fruit at that time can be opened by squeezing until the rind splits, exposing the edible segments inside.

In fact, the whole mangosteen fruit has been utilised to treat a variety of health conditions. As early as 600 AD, scribes in Southeast Asia recorded the use of the mangosteen as a general remedy and healing agent.

The mangosteen rind was sliced and dried, then ground to a powder and administered as an herbal preparation. The mangosteen rind was steeped in water overnight and taken as a tea. The mangosteen rind was made in to an ointment and applied externally as a lotion.

It was through these popular uses that the benefits of mangosteen were passed down through history and several scientists and explorers took note.

When Europeans explored Southeast Asia folklore related to the mangosteen first spread to Western culture.

While you've probably heard of vitamin C, xanthones are slightly less well known. In short, xanthones are a unique class of biologically active compounds that possess a number of bioactive capabilities—such as antioxidant properties

Over 200 xanthones are currently known to exist in nature, and approximately 40 of them are found in mangosteen. Xanthones possess documented biological activity that has drawn the interest of the medical community for several decades. First isolated in 1855 by a German scientist studying dysentery, the yellow compound was named after the Greek word for yellow, xanthos.

The mangosteen has also been shown to contain powerful antioxidants, compounds that inhibit oxidation or reactions promoted by oxygen and peroxides.

First, a word about free radicals: There is no escaping free radicals. They are in your food, air and environment, and they storm your body every day.

Free radicals seek out electrons in order to become atomically balanced and attack your body's cells, stealing electrons from any substance with which they come in contact. This damage—often known as oxidation—is irreversible.

But, before you get too depressed, there's good news: Antioxidants are highly regarded for their ability to protect the body from the deteriorating effects of free radicals. They preempt free-radical damage by donating the needed electron and balancing the substance, rendering the free radical harmless.

Derived from the Greek word phyto (plant) and nutrient (a constituent of food necessary for normal physiological function), phytonutrients—also known as phytochemicals—are natural, bioactive compounds found in plant foods.

Most phytonutrients overlap and complement one another, boasting complete benefits that include antioxidant effects and immune system stimulation. In short, specific phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables work together with other nutrients to protect your health. These protective plant compounds are an emerging area of health and nutrition, with new research reported almost daily.

I Know More Than You Think

Mohamed al Fayed insisted the crash in which his son Dodi and Diana, Princess of Wales died was a “plot” within seconds of receiving the news.

The Harrods tycoon cryptically told Franz Klein, president of the Ritz Hotel in Paris, who broke the tragic news to him: “I know more than you know, more than you think.”

Giving evidence to the couple’s inquest yesterday, Mr Klein also claimed Dodi told him in the summer of 1997 they were going to get engaged. He claimed Dodi told him of plans for the couple to settle in Paris at Villa Windsor. The former Edward VIII and Wallace Simpson lived there in exile after his abdication.

Mr Klein, known as Frank, told the court Dodi had chosen a ring from the Repossi jewellers’ “Dis-moi oui” (“Tell me Yes”) engagement range hours before the crash of August 31, 1997. Breaking down in tears as he gave his evidence in court, Mr Klein told how he called Mr Fayed in London from his holiday home in Antibes, France, to relay the bad news around 20 minutes after the crash had happened. (Daily Star)

A Future Sleepwalker ....

Connection with the oversoul mind earlier tonight. Asking for more information appertaining to MM ...

I suddenly received a connection.

A little girl I heard to my right hand side in my mind saying over and over 'I'm home, I'm home. I am HOME.'

This appeared to be in answer to my repeated thought 'M where are you?'

Then ... I knew intuitively I was not dealing with this current time zone. I was linking to the future ... to a time when MM is back home with her parents.

The vision I beheld was a little girl in pink pyjamas, clutching a small teddy bear in her hands ... sleepwalking. Murmuring in her sleep as she wandered the landing on the second floor of a house. It seemed my connected was treated by her absently at that time like an 'imaginary friend' ...

The Passenger

It’s easy to go through this fast-paced world feeling as if you are being dragged through your weeks on the back of a wild horse. Many of us go from one thing to another until we end up back at home in the evening with just enough time to wind down and go to sleep, waking up the next morning to begin the wild ride once more. While this can be exhilarating for certain periods of time, a life lived entirely in this fashion can be exhausting, and more important, it places us in the passenger�s seat when really we are the ones who should be driving.

When we get caught up in our packed schedule and our many obligations, weeks can go by without us doing one spontaneous thing or taking time to look at the bigger picture of our lives. Without these breaks, we run the risk of going through our precious days on a runaway train. Taking time to view the bigger picture, asking ourselves if we are happy with the course we are on and making adjustments, puts us back in the driver’s seat where we belong. When we take responsibility for charting our own course in life, we may well go in an entirely different direction from the one laid out for us by society and familial expectations. This can be uncomfortable in the short term, but in the long term it is much worse to imagine living this precious life without ever taking the wheel and navigating our own course.

Of course, time spent examining the big picture could lead us to see that we are happy with the road we are on, but we would like more time with family or more free time to do whatever we want at the moment. Even if we want more extreme changes, the way to begin is to get off the road for long enough to catch our breath and remember who we are and what we truly want. Once we do that, we can take the wheel with confidence, driving the speed we want to go in the direction that is right for us.

W o r d J E M U B L #5

Ok. Below is a definition which describes the theory behind a form of chaos magick. Unravel the jumbled words to find out what ...


(the phrase is taken from an article on the subject way back on 26th October 2007. Find 'S' for snake ...!)

TV Dinners

Music video by Z Z Top

One of the better ZZ Top songs off Eliminator IMO

Tarot Card of the Day

The first court card are the Pages/Princesses. It is always best to imagine them as young, and with a letter or scroll in hand or on their person. The element of the pages is "Earth" indicating something young, growing, a seed planted. So the Page of Wands would be "Earth of Fire" - the seed of fire, so to speak. The spark. Pages most often stand for children, though they can also be said to the "Fool's" alter ego. So, an adult who is child-like enough might also be a page. The Querent, if starting something very new and fresh might also be said to be "The Page" - in this case, a kind of apprentice. Deck-wise, if a Page, they can be male or female. If a Princess, likely a female young person; the prince will be the male young person.

When no children seem to be involved (the person you're reading for is childless, has no friends with kids, etc.), then the Pages can indicate that the Querent is about to receive a message. The purpose of a page, after all, is to deliver messages. However, when children are involved:

This is the daydream kid; head in the clouds, rarely paying attention. They've got a great imagination and love telling or being told stories, but they're also overly sensitive; very kind and sweet, they'll bring you a flower, try to rescue sick birds or abandoned kittens, take very seriously the death of a goldfish. When sad, they're the saddest kid you ever saw. When happy, they're positively blissful.

McCanns 'in the clear' as DNA evidence proves inconclusive

Forensic evidence is not strong enough to charge Kate and Gerry McCann in connection with their missing daughter Madeleine, it emerged today.

A team of senior Portuguese police and forensic experts spent all day discussing the DNA results gleaned by their British counterparts, but are understood to have decided they are inconclusive.

Last night, as it was confirmed by the Forensic Science Service that their tests remain "ongoing", the McCanns' legal team called on the Portuguese police to lift the couple's status as official suspects.

The McCanns' spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: "Enough is enough. There can be nothing that incriminates Kate and Gerry, because they are innocent. We are hopeful this meeting will help speed up the process eliminating Kate and Gerry from the inquiry. They just want the injustice of being suspects to end and the real job of finding Madeleine to resume in earnest. We are hopeful common sense will prevail and that Portuguese police will see Kate and Gerry have no case to answer. Forensic evidence – if there is any – is inconclusive or explicable, so they should be eliminated from the inquiry."

The four-strong Portuguese team met five experts from the FSS at Leicestershire Police headquarters yesterday to review and interpret the DNA results. The FSS has been conducting the tests for the Portuguese authorities at its base in Birmingham for the last four months.

Tests are said to have been conducted on blood samples, bodily fluids and hair found inthe Mrs McCanns' holiday apartment in Praia da Luz and in the car the couple hired 25 days after Madeleine disappeared on May 3. (Daily Mail)

Deafening screams from young fans greet Beckham

There may be some very quiet households around Wellington tonight as the 15,000 children who screamed their lungs out watching David Beckham train will surely be hoarse.

The soccer superstar is in the capital with his LA Galaxy team for a match against Wellington Phoenix tomorrow night.

At an open training session at Westpac Stadium today 15,000 schoolchildren -- and more than a few mothers -- from schools around the region turned up to show their love for Beckham, the team's star midfielder.

The youngsters were in fine voice, with deafening screams erupting around the ground when Beckham took the field and continuing at a similar pitch throughout the two-hour training session.

Light rain early on failed to dampen the crowd's enthusiasm, and by the end of the session the sun had broken through. (Yahoo Xtra)

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Stage Seven, The Chariot

The figure on the card is handsomely attired, shaded by a glowing canopy, and the horses are two sphinxes, one black and one white, perhaps similar to the Chinese Yin and Yang in intent. The chariot has no reins, and the sphinxes are very firmly sat down, unlikely to go anywhere. This does not appear to disturb the charioteer. It is easy to see that the fool who began the journey, now a charioteer, having escaped the austerity of the intellect, needs to relax for a time in the gentle glow of feelings, discovering new delights in appreciating the environment in terms of intuition in contrast to the mental gymnastics which are encouraged by intellectual pursuits.

We may tend, at this stage, to use our "canopy" a little too much to shield us from some of the unpleasant aspects of reality, looking at the world to some extent through rose-coloured spectacles.

To begin with, in stage seven, this is quite natural, and also quite necessary, for it takes a little time to assimilate new experiences of feeling-based events in life. Not that we did not experience such things before, but now they become more conscious.

Throughout the first three Steps, in fact, there is nothing new in our lives other than that we begin to experience more of the events of life consciously, with the difference in attitude that accompanies such activity. Indeed, it is our very awareness that is being developed, to the point where the seat of consciousness is transferred, in Step four, from the personality, or little ego, to Self.

After a greater or lesser degree of relaxation in stage seven, we begin to realise that we are in the position of being "all dressed up with nowhere to go." We soon find that we can apply this awareness for the benefit of those following behind us on the Way much as we did in stage five. This we begin to do in stage eight.

On the scale of the Ladder, stage seven is related to Path 23, "The Stable Intelligence."

Sigil Art

SigilArt by Matthew James
Inspired by Daily Merlin Insight 28th November 2007

Daily Merlin Insight for Thursday 29th November 2007

T R A N S C R I P T - Silent Running
10:30pm - 11:15pm
Using Merlin Tarot

'Insights on an open channel to explore the current trends in the mystery.'

There does not appear to be anything of merit attainable on the astral levels at this time. The phrase 'all quiet on the western front' springs to mind. Uneasy silence. Preternatural silence in some ways. After all the furore of the past few months I sense there is a deliberate intention by someone somewhere to make this phase in the situation go on 'silent running' mode. It feels odd. Nothing is what it seems however ...

Only two 'major arcana' images have appeared at this time. The Chariot ... at the centre around which the pattern of the crystals ... and the 'merry dance' which the observers have been subjected to with regard to the mystery; and the King Of Birds ... 'the chief of communications' ... is this the Pied Piper? Or is it Mr Big .. the high and mighty chief who commanded that this event would happen in the first place?

The mystery is treading water for sure. We are being 'treated' to a real silent running mode.

Upon the 9 of Weapons - Endurance - is a fragment of Fool's Gold. More 'all is not what it seems' to come it appears ... as the word endurance relates to the mystery in general.

The bottom cards of 3 of Birds (suffering); 10 of Fishes (friendship) and 9 of Birds (misfortune) draw to question all the 'evidence' which has been 'revealed' since May 2007. There appears the need for a careful review and a deliberation over everything because there have been some 'snippets' apparently provided by a friend on the night ... the 9 of Birds and the emotional interview. But it appear pseudo ... a cover for something else. It get the jitters with the way these three images have appeared together. Something relating to a mistake being made and a necessary backtracking needed ....hence the silent running .. the misfortune. Perhaps something significant has been on full view ... I am uneasy. There is a strange feeling.

The shape of the trail around The Chariot ... the direction of the young Salmon in the stream swims towards the 10 of Beasts which is 'opportunity'. The reports of sightings have been stemmed once more ... but something here is approaching. The attention of the Charioteer ... the focus ... seems to get the general public's eyes on something else whilst something of significance passes by.

There is nothing of any merit uncovered by these insights tonight. Just a confirmation that a 'blackout curtain' is firmly in place. The higher places have nothing new to say. Nothing has changed ... MM still lives and resides in a hidden place ... those behind the perpetration do not seemingly want the mystery over at this time. They keep the blackout curtain in place ... drip feeding speculation to keep the story alive. But we do not appear to really know what it is all really about. It is much more than the disappearance of a UK girl in Portugal. But there is a deliberate media distortion created behind which it all is kept hidden.

The pattern of the crystals makes for a similarity to previous insights. Is this perhaps where the Charioteer resides? He appears to be on this island in the working .... a working dedicated to the possible implications of The Charioteer significator is perhaps necessary.

Intuition detects the waiting for communications or awaiting news. Something has reached a standstill. A crucial negotiation perhaps.

The crystal casting numbers nine stones ... one of which is the fools gold and a hint of the folly of believing what is written in black and white at this time. There are falsehoods still. At the top of the working a solitary stone is ringed ... outside of the circling stones ... this perhaps represents one of the group from the night of 3rd May 2007 ... isolated ... not governed by the circulating information and control of what is revealed to those outside of the blackout curtain. Perhaps in coming weeks another of the group will elect to speak out .. and provide a statement ... there is attention seemingly focussing in their direction ...

Silent running is so valid at this time ... images of depth charges being dropped in search of that what lies below the surface ... something of major substance is being held back from being disclosed ... if this was a totally truthful world I wonder what the next breaking news would be? There is a sense of closure with the above circle in the working. Attention being directed to where it should be ... more careful control of the media than before ... something of significance is taking place ... that I feel quite strongly.

Dancing With The Moonlit Knight

Genesis, with Peter Gabriel, performing "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight", in 1973.

A bit of nostalgia for a change.


Lemuria was an ancient civilization which existed prior to and during the time of Atlantis. Physically, it is believed that Lemuria existed largely in the Southern Pacific, between North America and Asia/Australia. Lemuria is also sometimes referred to as Mu, or the Motherland (of Mu). At its peak of civilization, the Lemurian people were both highly evolved and very spiritual. While concrete physical evidence of this ancient continent may be difficult to find, many people "know" that they have a strong connection to Lemuria.

How to Heighten Creativity Through Meditation

What is the essence of creativity? What makes us feel so fully alive when we are in the presence of creativity?

There is an ancient Zen story that relates to this. Two old masters were sitting side by side when one of them reached for a needle and began to mend some clothes.

“What are you doing?” Dongshan asked.
“I’m mending clothes.”
“How do you do that?“
“One stitch is like the next,” said Shenshan.
“What, after twenty years of practice – that’s all you can say?” said Dongshan
Shenshan put down his needle and turned to his companion. “Well then tell me. How do you sew?”
“As though the entire earth were spewing flames,” said Dongshan.

There are 3 states of mind that we can cultivate through meditation. Each one fosters creativity:

1. Letting go of the ‘me, mine, myself’ mind-tape
In order to do something ‘as if the whole earth were spewing flames’, we need to dive completely into the action and forget ourselves in the process.

2. Being kind to ourselves
A kindly attitude allows us to experiment with failure without our grumpy inner editor ripping us to shreds.

3. Stilling the mind
A mind cluttered with thoughts lacks the spaciousness needed for creativity. It helps to be still for a few minutes before starting a creative endeavor. The easiest way to still the mind is to pay tender regard to the breath, or to listen to sounds. When we start the creative process from this point of stillness, ideas flow naturally and freely.


Malkuth is the physical body, the physical world. It is very important to remember that the Vital Body is nothing but the superior part of the physical body. Those who do not accept this concept think that the physical body is on body, alone, and that the Vital body is another and very distinct one. Thus, they make an order that is little bit mistaken.

Malkuth is the Kingdom, whose regent is Changam, the Genie of the Earth.

Every planet gives birth to seven races; our planet Earth already gave birth to five races, so only two more will come. After the seven races, our earth, transformed by great cataclysms, will convert itself through millions of years ito a new moon. The whole devolving and evolving life of the earth came from the Moon. The Moon died and became a desert when the great life abandoned it.

Seven great races existed on the Moon. The Lunar Soul, the Lunar life, is now devolving and evolving in our present planet Earth. This is how the worlds reincarnate.

The Gods of Nature have worked very hard in order to create self-conizant Being. The Gods have made difficult experiments within the Laboratorum of Nature. Diverse forms of animals have exited from those test tubes of the great Laboratorium; some of those forms have exited only with the purpose of elaborating material for the creation of the human being, and other forms have exited as the refuse of semi-human being, while other forms are true human failures.

Indeed, all the living species with the exception of a few of them are living refuse from the Human Kingdom. All the animals of this kingdom of Malkuth characterize some aspect of the human being. All the animals are truly creatures from the human being.

Nonetheless, it is good to know that the struggle of the Gods in order to create the human being has not finished yet; still, the human being (wrongly called human) has to cast aside from the himself a great amount which will be in the zoological gardens of the future.

We must know that the Reality is the Being, the Innermost, the Spirit, but a factor of discord also exists in us; this is the “I,” the ego, the myself.

It is interesting to comprehend that the “I” is pluralized. The “I” is constituted by many “I,s” that fight among themselves, and that dispute for the control of the human personality. These “I’s” are Three, Seven and Legion.

The Three basic ones are the Demon of Desire, Demon of the Mind, and the Demon of the Evil Will.

The Seven are the Seven Capital Sins: anger, greed, lust, envy, pride, laziness, gluttony.

The Legion is constituted by all of the millions of Secondary Sins.

The Three, the Seven and the Legion are small “I’s,” animal elements created by the mind. These animal elements are the enemies which live within our own house. Theses animal elements live within the kingdom of our Soul; they nourish themselves with the inferior substances of our lower animal depths.

What is worse is that these animal elements have stolen part of our Consciousness. This is demonstrated by the following affirmations: I am angry, I am greedy, I desire, I am envious, etc.

The True Being is the Spirit, and the Being still has not entered into the human being because the “I” has invaded the Kingdom of the Soul. Really, neither the Soul nor the Spirit have incarnated within the human being. The human being, the so-called human being, is still but a possibility.

The true human being is till in the process of creation. Many samples of the present human races will be in the zoological garden of the future. What we have of the animal within ourselves must be cast aside with the purpose of properly attaining the human state.

The “I” is dissolved when we finish with all of our sins. When the “I” is dissolved, then the Soul and the Spirit incarnate in the human being. Thus, we are human beings in the most complete sense of the word.

When physical death arrives, the only thing which continue is the “I,” returns in order to satisfy its desires. Death is the return into conception. This is the wheel of the Tenth Arcanum.

The true human being that has the Soul and the Spirit incarnated lives completely awakened in the Astral Body after the death of the physical body. This person enjoys Consciousness and objective perception in the Internal Worlds.

The phantom of the those that sill have not dissolved the “I” and have not incarnated the Soul and the Spirit lives with the Consciousness asleep in the Internal Worlds. They have only subjective Consciousness and subjective perception.

The physical world is the valley of bitterness, the kingdom of Malkuth, the kingdom of Samara. The Wheel of Samara incessantly turns and the ego comes and goes; it disincarnates and returns always suffering, always searching without finding. The Tenth Arcanum, the Wheel of Retribution, is terrible, and the whole world is a slave of this fatal Wheel of the Centuries.

Whosoever wants to be liberated from the fatal Wheel of Samara must dissolve the “I” and incarnate the Soul.

This labour is very difficult and those who achieve it are very rare. Really, the kingdom of Malkuth is a terrible filter. The refuse of the filter is what is common and current, which is swallowed by the Abyss. The gold, the select, the true Human Being, the Angel, is the conception , and the struggle is indeed difficult.

Nature is implacable and the birth of an Angel-Human Being costs thousands, or better said, millions of victims. “Many are called and few are chosen.”

Christ said: “From one thousand that are looking for me, one finds me; from one thousand that find me, one follows me; from one thousand that follow me, one is mine.”

Krishna said: “Among a thousand men, maybe on will exert in order to attain perfection, and among the thousands that strive towards perfection, maybe one will truly know me.”

This is the tragedy of the Tenth Arcanum of Kabbalah. The symbols of the Sephirah Malkuth are: the two altars, the cross of equal arms, the magic circle, the triangle of the magic art. Malkuth is related with the feet and the anus.

No Winner This Week

The Music Connection has not been answered correctly this week. Nobody has been able to make the connection between the three songs. In other words, last week's Music Connection is on a 'rollover' into next week.

Tarot Card of the Day

Traditionally, what has been known as the Justice card has to do with moral sensitivity and that which gives rise to empathy, compassion and a sense of fairness. Since the time of Solomon, this image has represented a standard for the humane and fair-minded treatment of other beings.

Often including the image of a fulcrum which helps to balance competing needs against the greater good, and a two-edged sword to symbolize the precision needed to make clear judgments, this card reminds us to be careful to attend to important details. It's a mistake to overlook or minimize anything where this card is concerned. The law of Karma is represented here -- what goes around comes around.

With Libra as its ruling sign, Justice is about cold, objective balance through reason or natural force. This is the card that tells the Querent that they can't keep smoking and drinking without consequences to their health. It is the card that advises cutting out waste and insists that the Querent make adjustments, do whatever is necessary to bring things back into balance, physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually. In a more mundane sense, this card may signal a court case, legal documents, adjustments in a marriage or partnership. The outcome of all of these may not be exactly what the Querent wants, but it will be a scrupulously fair outcome. If the card is reversed, it can indicate bias, obstruction of the law, or legal complications.

The Fool is looking for a new path, a new aspiration and inspiration for his life. Sitting uncertain at a cross-roads, he notices a blind wise woman listening to two brothers argue over an inheritance. They have come to her for judgement. One brother has the whole inheritance, the other has nothing. "I ask that all of it be given to me," the poor brother demands, "Not only because I have a better right to it, but because I will not be wasteful with it, as he is!" But the rich brother protests, "It is rightfully mine and that's all that should matter, not what I do with it!" The woman listens, then awards half of the rich brother's inheritance to the poor brother. The Fool thinks this only fair, but neither brother is happy. The rich one hates losing half his wealth, and the poor one feels he ought to have gotten all.

"You were fair," he remarks to the woman after they have left. "Yes, I was," she answers plainly. "With only half the inheritance, the rich one will stop being so wasteful. And the poor one will have as much as he needs. Even though they cannot see it, this decision was good for both."

The Fool thinks on this, and new insight on his own life comes to mind. He realizes that he has spent his life achieving worldly ambitions, physical goods, while leaving his spiritual self to starve, primarily because he didn't want to make the sacrifices necessary to feed his spiritual self. Now, he sees that this is necessary, the only path he has not walked, one he must walk to regain his equilibrium. Thanking the woman, he heads out with new purpose. It is time t


A yantra is meditational device used in Hindu and Tibetan Tantric meditation. From the root "yam," meaning "to sustain," the Yantra is a symbolic image used to maintain a focused state during meditation. A yantra is usually composed of an outer geometrical form enclosing an interior geometrical designs. Each particular design is used for a specific purpose or intent.

What Is Consciousness?

Each human life is a wondrous symphony of sensation. As are all living things, plants and animals alike, we are sensitive to the vivid parade of sights, smells, and sounds that constitute our experience. Unlike plants and animals, however, we possess a uniquely broad self-awareness that sets us apart. We think in terms not only of immediate sensation and survival, but also in terms of abstract ideas and of ourselves as individuals. Our ability to think introspectively and reflectively is a mystery. Human consciousness defies attempts to assign it an origin or a reason because its purpose is unclear.

Though consciousness is a product of thoughts, emotions, sensation, and experience, we are dual-natured. We define our awareness in terms of how we interact with others, yet only on our own can we grasp our own consciousness. Because consciousness is the sum of our inner thoughts, feelings, and personalities, we have no way of judging the consciousness of others. We may ask, "Is another's experiences of sensations such as color, pain, pleasure, temperature, or taste the same as our own?" but we can never truly be sure.

Our most vivid experiences are those of the senses: the scene that unfolds before us, the temperature of the air, hunger, pain, the passage of time, and sounds. But as conscious beings, we possess a unique set of choices. Animals repeatedly make the same choices based on sensation, but as humans we are unpredictable. We can ignore hunger during ceremonial fasts or enjoy the pain of vigorous massage. We can disregard the passage of time through meditation or disregard the outside world entirely. It is consciousness that allows us to interpret the world and ourselves using criteria we develop through experience.

Norman Cousins said, "The human brain is a mirror to infinity." As conscious beings, we examine and interpret the whole of the universe through our own existences. But, limited as our experiences may be, it is our self-awareness that has allowed humanity to develop such noble concepts as empathy, beauty, charity, love, and art. We are not simply aware of the world and ourselves. It is our consciousness that has allowed us to look further, into the realm of creation, invention, and the spirit, and to give our lives purpose.

Youth Gone Wild

By Skid Row

One of their better songs from their first album 'Skid Row', I remember seeing Skid Row during the Milton Keynes Bowl festival which Bon Jovi were headlining back in the late 80's. I'd not actually heard of Skid Row at the time ... they hit the stage and this track has always stuck in my mind since then.

Crunch Meeting Over Madeleine Evidence

DNA samples taken during the Madeleine McCann inquiry will be discussed by forensic experts from Portugal and the UK today. Four members of the Portuguese investigation team will meet face to face with scientists from the Forensic Science Service (FSS) in Leicestershire.

It is understood that DNA samples taken from a car hired by the parents of Madeleine, Gerry and Kate McCann, will be discussed.

There has been much speculation over whether the samples will or will not implicate the couple in the disappearance of their four-year-old daughter. The pair remain official suspects but are not expected to be interviewed by the team from Portugal.

The McCanns' spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, said: "We understand there is no intention for the McCanns to be interviewed, or indeed anyone else. Such a meeting should not be seen as surprising. We do not see it as a significant development."

Leicestershire Police and the FSS both described the meeting as routine. (Sky News)

Calls For Police Probe Into 'Dodgy Donations'

Gordon Brown is facing calls for a police investigation into the "dodgy donations" to the Labour Party.

The Liberal Democrats said there appeared to have been "serious breaches of the law". The Prime Minister has been under mounting pressure since it emerged that more than £600,000 of donations to the party had been made via middlemen.

Property developer David Abrahams had tried to keep his contributions to the party's coffers quiet by using associates as conduits for the cash. He did not declare his own involvement to the Electoral Commission.

It emerged yesterday that Mr Brown's chief fundraiser, Jon Mendelsohn, had been aware of the situation - described by the premier himself as "unlawful". (Sky News)

Beckham fever hits Wellington, NZ

Becks-mania officially hit Wellington today as soccer superstar and all-round mega-celebrity David Beckham jetted into the capital to the delight of hordes of waiting fans, many female.

Fresh from dazzling fans across the ditch, the 32-year-old and his LA Galaxy team arrived in Wellington from Sydney at lunchtime, ahead of Saturday night's match against Wellington Phoenix.

They received a rousing welcome from thousands of fans, and Beckham didn't disappoint -- flashing his trademark smile and stopping to sign autographs and pose with fans, young and old.

Dressed in a Galaxy team tracksuit and bright white trainers Beckham looked every bit the megastar, complete with tan, tattoos and chiselled jaw. (Yahoo Xtra)

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Orinoco Flow

Music by Enya

Something mellow to sign out tonight with .....

Fake News and Propaganda: Shaping Our Reality

The mainstream media is dominated by a handful of mega corporations who control what many of us hear, read, and believe. The propaganda masters are censoring and suppressing the truth from the American people. There are many reporters who know the truth but dare not talk or write about it, and what some report they don't even believe themselves. Those who are courageous enough to stand up to the establishment are often ridiculed, intimidated, and blocked by editors and producers who are acting as gatekeepers to the truth. There have been calls for the arrests and even death of those who criticize the government. You know you have slipped into a fascist dictatorship when those who dissent are treated like traitors, terrorists, and enemies of the state. We are being brainwashed with all the propaganda that we are subjected to in our everyday lives in an effort to control our minds and shift us into massive groupthink. We are being told that we are spreading democracy around the world while our own freedoms are being systematically taken away.

There is a war on the truth, and we are partly to blame as we have lost our respect for genuine news. Dissent is an important ingredient in any free society, yet there is an effort to silence those who criticize the government. Through propaganda, the global elite wish to control our thoughts and perceptions. Just as there is an assault on our personnel freedoms, there is war on the freedom of the press. When journalists are threatened for doing their jobs, the big loser is the free flow of information and ultimately the truth. The Founding Fathers envisioned the press as being independent, reporting the facts and uncovering the truth. Instead, it has become a circus of entertainment and theater mixed in with spin, lies, and disinformation. (Dana Gabriel)

The Breath Of Life

Breath and breathing are an essential part of all disciplines designed to lead human beings to mastery of body, mind and spirit.

Deep breathing is core to hatha yoga – the ancient Indian practice that helps the practitioner to withdraw the mind from the outside world and integrate mind, body and soul through the practice – as well as to almost every other meditation and relaxation method practiced around the world.

But why is breathing correctly so important and how will breathing properly improve your health and your performance both on and off the sports field with virtually no extra effort on your part?

First, understand that oxygen – the most basic fuel for life on this planet – is the reason we breathe. To understand this fully, try holding your breath now for two minutes and see what happens.

How did that feel? My guess is that you didn’t manage the full two minutes. After 60 seconds without oxygen, your mind and body start to go into a state of alarm and, finally, panic. Your mind and body function less and less efficiently as you become more oxygen-starved. Finally, the vital organs will completely shut down and die.

Logic would dictate that if less oxygen has this effect, more oxygen should have the reverse effect, right? Test the theory now by taking 10 really deep breaths through your mouth.

How did that feel? If you feel a little light-headed or dizzy and somewhat nervous, don’t worry. This is completely normal and to be expected.

The 'fight or flight' response
You see, taking large gulps of air through your mouth causes hyperventilation, a condition where the blood becomes super-oxygenated and the carbon dioxide levels in the blood fall below their optimal levels, causing a fall in blood pressure, tingling of the extremities and sometimes even fainting. Your sympathetic nervous system, which reduces digestive secretions, speeds up your heart and contracts your blood vessels, has been activated.

This reaction is more commonly known as the ‘fight or flight’ response because it is exactly what happens when we face an emergency situation. We evolved this response over the course of millions of years to help us deal with threats to our lives as primitive hunter-gatherers.

It puts us in a state of high alertness and gives us a sudden burst of adrenalin-fuelled energy to enable us either to fight the threat or flee from it at rapid pace – a useful reaction when a hungry predator is bearing down on you, intent on making you its dinner!

However, the problem with this reaction is that it is no longer appropriate for most of the situations where we tend to experience it in modern life – when a taxi cuts you off, when you fight with your boss or when you exercise.

If the blood flow to your muscles and brain is restricted and you are feeling faint, you are not in a state to do anything terribly productive, least of all perform at your peak in any activity requiring as much blood flow to your muscles and brain as possible.

Breathing through your mouth when you exercise (or any time, for that matter) is clearly not the optimal way to breathe.

So what is? How do you normally breathe when you are not exercising? Stop now and become aware of how you are breathing. You should be breathing through your nose, which is the natural way of breathing for homo sapiens.

If you have just discovered that you normally breathe through your mouth, keep reading, as the solution to most of the health troubles you are no doubt experiencing is literally right under your nose!

Focus on nasal breathing
Breathing through your nose activates the diaphragm and helps you to draw the air into the deepest part of your lungs, using your full lung capacity to absorb as much oxygen per breath as possible.

By passing through your nasal passages, the air has also been filtered and warmed, so it is in the best state for maximum oxygen exchange to take place.

It also activates the parasympathetic nervous system that does the opposite of the sympathetic nervous system – it slows the heart rate, dilates blood vessels and stimulates digestion. This induces a state of relaxation and a feeling of integration between body, mind and soul that explains why deep, nasal breathing is so fundamental to yoga and other relaxation practices.

Breathing through your nose is clearly the correct way to breathe and so much more efficient when exercising, as it results in more oxygen getting to your muscles and brain, a lowered heart rate and a sense of relaxed calmness (sometimes called ‘the Zone’ by athletes) when compared with breathing through your mouth, which leads to oxygen-starvation and panic.

Learn to slow down
If it is our natural way of breathing, why don’t we do it when we exercise?

As in many other aspects of life, we have lost touch with our own innate abilities and have fallen into ‘bad’ habits. Part of the problem is our achievement-driven minds, which always want more of our bodies and drive the body to the point where it has no option but to breathe through the mouth, an emergency mode of breathing, in order to get enough oxygen.

We need to learn how to slow down, set aside all our expectations of performance for a while and practice breathing correctly while exercising in order to master this new way of breathing.

In this way, exercise will become a ‘meditation in motion’, a deeply rewarding spiritual practice and a stress reliever, relaxer and rejuvenator instead of a source of stress, which for so many people it is.

And perhaps best of all, you will begin to function in everything you do with the same poise, grace and ease with which you exercise.

Daily Merlin Insight: 8 of Weapons

Wednesday 28th November 2007
10:30pm - 11;10pm
Using the Servants of the Light tarot

'Insights to explore the location signified by the 8 of Weapons. Recent workings have suggested that perhaps the shining star has been on the move once more ...'

We see 'the Priest' (the 'wounded healer') with the Flaming Sword at the locality signified by the 8 of Weapons. Again. This is a reoccurring theme in workings when intuiting the locality. Thus a retired doctor or specialist seems to be a constant companion to the Flaming Sword; the significator of the commodity in the eyes of those who are the perpetrators of the 'abduction' of MM.

The 3 of Weapons makes another appearance again. The sword through the heart in this image clear imagery of someone's intended course of action aimed at GM (and KM). However, in this working, it is interesting to note that only one of the three hands can be seen at this time. A black stone has fallen on the other hand ... hiding it in a shroud of blackness. Hinting that one of the 'hands' is now no longer involved perhaps in the continued custodianship? Perhaps now it is only two of the three who now are around MM. One has perhaps been left behind and MM has been travelling with the remaining two?

In the image of the lovers ... a male and a female appear to be parting company as one of the two is to undertake a journey perhaps to the rocky island in the background? The archangel above them ... indicates their dedication to a cause or their dedication to a religious organisation. I sense the rocky island in the background is the same locality signified by the 8 of Weapons. Two of the three are husband and wife ... perhaps it is the wife who must remain back at their other locality ... whilst MM travels with the man to the island location ... with them is another person. Once at this locality it appears the wounded healer put MM in the care of someone else (from the working of 27th November 2007) .... whilst he had other business to attend to or maybe it was not safe for him to have MM around him where he was going to?

The sense that this couple has property in more than one country. In the UK/Eire ... in Portugal/Spain and also in Malta? Associated with Knights of Malta or a similar organisation with connections all over Europe and also within networks of media, medicine and government?

The Maker of Spheres ... links to the one who specifically instructed MM was to 'disappear' ... interestingly in the working ... the name of the card has now become 'Make Spheres' as a stone has fallen on the other letters ... erof ... 'fore' perhaps or is that concidence ... 'foe -r ? Perhaps there is the name Foster somewhere in all of this?

The making of spheres once more ... and the cover of the 5 of Weapons and the generation of more fear (the Devil) in the media. Seeking to turn attention away ... whilst the Priest and The Sword are able to once more reach their destination.

The fragment of stone between the lovers and the 3 of weapons ... the stone I intuit to indicate the small fraction of the life MM will lead has passed whilst away from her parents. She indeed has the usual '3 score and ten' to live ... and of her return ... I received the information earlier today that her return is has 'inevitability' vibrating around it ... patiently the wheel of fortune turns and it gets closer and closer to the day she WILL be returned safe and well ...

I was also 'provided' with the image of knights riding horses when I ask where MM is currently residing. Seek someone who makes regular trips by luxury cruiser into the Med from Ireland ... for an insight into the Priest ... a retired surgeon or doctor perhaps ... research ... consultant ... paid a fortune by someone influential to be 'father' to MM for as long as it necessary for someone somewhere to undertake what it is they must do ...

The Surrogate father has family of his own ... perhaps he is a grandfather by now which would explain the young children with which MM has someone to play with. There is religious instruction with MM ... and schooling ... he understands the importance of her stability ... religious pathways and pilgrimages may well have been made ... MM having her appearance changed from time to time. Fooled into it by thinking it is a game ...

Behind the scenes with those who are in contact with MM ... they all dedicated to the same cause ... somehow their human emotions of guilt and shame and sympathy have been 'stemmed' in order for them to see MM as a commodity and not a child having been separated from her family. This group are NOT subjecting her to any harm or abuse ... they have been specifically instructed to ensure she is not harmed in anyway.

The stone of trust - white - above the Maker's head ... the trust and the blind faith held by the 'so many' affected by the plight of MM and her family. Anticipated in the careful planning of the Maker of Spheres ... his is a very deliberate campaign. Jigsaw pieces slipping together bit by bit ... slowly to avoid the intention being sighted too easily. Those looking from the outside in who are not close to those planted trees .... perhaps will be more aware of what it is he is try to achieve?

Maddie body 'never in car'

Forensic experts found NO blood, NO hair and NO body fluids from Madeleine McCann in her parents’ hire car, it emerged last night. Home Office-approved scientists hired by Kate and Gerry McCann say there is no evidence Maddie was ever in the Renault Scenic, rented 25 days after she disappeared.

Portuguese detectives who made the McCanns suspects have claimed Maddie’s DNA was found in the car. They alleged the couple accidentally killed their daughter, then used the car to move her body later.

But a source who has seen the forensic scientists’ final report said: “If her body had been in the car, there would have been traces all over it – and there aren’t any.”

Experts also rejected claims there were traces of Maddie’s DNA on a small piece of the car retained by Britain’s Forensic Sciences Service. Family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: “We feel it is impossible there can be anything found on the piece. From our understanding, it is part of the tailgate fitting and is supposed to have tiny droplets of a substance on it. But we do not believe that has proved to contain any of Maddie’s DNA. There is no way that if, as has been suggested, her corpse was put in the car there would be no other trace of her DNA apart from on this one tiny fragment. If her body had been in there, there would have been traces all over it. And there aren’t any. Because she was never in there.”

The experts hired by the McCanns were paid for by multi-millionaire businessman Brian Kennedy. They were led by US professor and DNA specialist Dan Krane, who has taken part in more than 60 cases. His team carried out independent tests on the Renault over several weeks and found no trace of Maddie.(The Sun)

Tending The Emotions

Most of us have had the experience of holding back our emotions for such a long period of time that when they finally come out, we have something resembling a breakdown. For a certain period of time, the overwhelming flood of feelings coursing through our bodies consumes us, and we stop functioning. Often, these outbursts take us by surprise, welling up within us as we drive to or from work, watch a movie, or engage in some otherwise mundane task. We may feel like we do not know what triggered us, or if we do know, it does not make sense of our overpowering emotional response. This is because we are releasing feelings that have accumulated over a long period of time, and whatever inspired the release was just a catalyst for a much larger, much needed catharsis.

When we find ourselves in the midst of such an experience, it is important that we allow it to happen, rather than fight it or try to shut down. Wherever we are, we can try to find a private, safe place in which to let our feelings out. If we can not access such a place immediately, we can promise to set aside some time for ourselves at our earliest possible convenience, perhaps taking a day off work. The important thing is that we need to give our emotional system some much-needed attention. It is essential that we allow ourselves to release the pent-up emotions inside ourselves so that they do not create imbalances in our bodies and minds.

When you are feeling better, make a plan to find a way to process your emotions more regularly. You can do this by employing a therapist or making a regular date to talk to a trusted friend. Journaling can also be a great way to acknowledge and release your emotions, as can certain forms of meditation. Making room in your life for tending your emotions on a regular basis will keep you healthy, balanced, and ready for life.

Eppur si muove

By Enigma

Taken from the "A Posteriori" album

Introducing: Theta Healing

ThetaHealing can be most easily described as an attainable miracle for your life. In ThetaHealing , we put to use our natural intuition, relying upon universal unconditional love to do the actual “work”.

By changing your brain wave cycle to include the “theta” state, you can actually watch the universe create, instantaneous physical and emotional healing.

Because ThetaHealing is taught and based upon the universal unconditionl love, you will feel at ease as you learn and experience this for yourself. Upon learning this technique, you will see that everyone has intuitive abilities that can be used to bring about spontaneous physical and emotional healing. You will help yourself, as well as your friends and family, using this phenomenal process!

Many of us are faced with challenges in our lives. Some of us are challenged with emotional struggles, some of us are faced with daily reminders of our physical ailments, and some of us deal with the uncertainty of both emotional and physical issues. Regardless of how great or small these challenges may be it's safe to say that our quality of life can be not only better, but that it should be more pleasurable as well!

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