Saturday, 30 June 2007
DOWNPOURS forecast for this weekend could trigger fresh floods, experts warned last night. The Met Office’s severe weather warning for the entire weekend predicts 25mm (one inch) of rainfall “quite widely” across England and Wales. But it adds: “There is a risk that local totals could reach 50mm (two inches).” This could cause mayhem in rain-sodden areas still struggling to recover from Monday’s deluge. (Daily Express)
The UK is now at its highest threat level - meaning further attacks are expected "imminently".
Mr Brown - who was born in Glasgow - said: "The first duty of the Government is the security and safety of all the British people. So it's right to raise the levels of security at airports and crowded places. "I want all British people to be vigilant and support the police. I know the British people will stand together united, resolute and strong."
Liverpool's John Lennon airport and Blackpool airport have been closed and security tightened at other UK airports. The US has also installed extra security at its airports.
The Jeep Cherokee was rammed into the terminal at 3.11pm this afternoon. (Sky News)
Daily Merlin Insight
Giver of Spheres - Depiction of 'the fool/jester' receiving a sphere from the giver of spheres.
Giver of Weapons - A kneeling 'knight' receiving the flaming sword from the giver of weapons.
Page of Wands - equivocation
Queen of Pentacles - persuasion
Seven of Wands - fortitude
Devil - subjugation
The page of wands suggests a daring person involved with this situation. Clearly there is ambiguity ahead which will require patience to decipher. Misleading deception ... smokescreen quality to the way this is still being reported. Distorting the path ahead. Making it hard to gain clear view of what is really unfolding. Intuition says the way this news story is lingering is part of the charioteer's ploy to conceal the contents of the carriage.
The queen of pentacles depicts perhaps the female solicitor who is mentioned in the story line above. This is a storyline I sense ... someone somewhere has much to gain from this halt in the proceedings. There are undertones of gentle persuasiveness with this situation ... attempts to lead the readers into a direction ... of their own making.
This is wasting time; a pointless storyline ... a diversionary tactic. I do not like the feel of the tone of this storyline or the way it is remaining in the news. I get a sense of real negativeness with this and aggression ... and a feeling of a 'tidal wave' .... something about to wash itself over the situation. Perhaps the storyline is about to get buried by other more pressing news ... or maybe there is something more significant relating to the case underfoot which is about to surface and this will fade into insignificance.
The image of the seven of wands implies that this is a truly 'weak' storyline indeed; its threads of credibility are weak. Weakening ... about to collapse ... I intuit there is something more significant relating to a holiday resort ... one which has high rise hotels and apartments close to the beach ... some breaking news perhaps in the very near future ... but what and where and why? This storyline will be swamped by this latest saga.
The Devil image confirms someone is being kept hidden ... and also the attempts to create falsehoods by someone linked to the media. The efforts are great by this person (s) to have the general public's credulity taken in by their falsehoods. Keeping truth from people is a way of manipulating them and that is an attempt by this person to subjugate them to that person's will. The person unknown has an apparent superiority complex; an arrogance ... and an abuse of their station. This person is aware of perhaps the entire situation ... to some depth ... and is using this knowledge in order to create a trail which leads the general public in a deliberate direction as far away from the truth as this person chooses.
Daily Merlin Insight
10:55pm - 11:25pm
30th June 2007
The Star tarot image is my significator for Madeleine McCann. In previous tarot insights I had intuitively gleaned this image was indicating the persona of Maddy.
'Indications of surroundings around the Shining Star'
Servants of the Light
20 - Judgement
User of Weapons
4 - The Emperor
The four images were placed in a clockwise direction around the upturned image of The Star ...
The latter two images serve as a confirmation of the persona and events likely to be around Maddy at the current time. They are the same images as a recent insight --- The Emperor's family keeping Maddy out of harm's way ... safe from the battle between the wielder of the flaming sword and his weaker opponent ..
Further insight into the surroundings are presented firstly by Judgement --- the imagery implies that a man & a woman (possibly those around Maddy) are awaiting news from a person of superior rank to themselves ... the next instruction perhaps. An indication of the next stage in the proceedings. Discussions and outcomes are still awaited. The couple apply a significant amount of respect on their 'superior'; this unknown person being someone who is reliable & also well connected to a group which is very influential in its sphere of existence. Their 'superior' requires word from a still higher authority before action can be taken. For the man & the woman there appears a great deal of waiting around; conventional life and routine but a dedication to their faith.
The Fool signifies a new journey or travel about to commence for the Shining Star. The indication of the card is of the traveller stepping through a threshold from a place of relative darkness/concealment out in to brilliant sunshine. I sense in this instance Maddy has been kept out of sight indoors, perhaps in a basement room ... or a crypt. For concealment ... too much risk of her being recognised maybe where she has been residing in recent times. There appears to be a dog around the premises where she has been staying ... it is indicated on this imagery. The traveller bears a token of trust ... so Maddy trusts her current companions.
I feel therefore there is movement on the trail once more. But news reports in the near future are not likely to refer to her most recent location. The travels here I sense are overland. They do not feel like open seas. I sense steps on dry land ... perhaps on a mainland ... however it does have mountainous places. I get a sense of mountains in the distance ... empty roads are being travelled which are wet with recent rain.
A convoy of more than one vehicle. Military personnel or security personnel? Whoever is around Maddy has some protection. Though it is not clearly on view. There is safety in numbers. I sense almost an entourage like an apparent pilgrimage. Holy or ancient places .... tourists nearby who dont even give these vehicles a second glance.
I do feel Maddy is on the move. But to where from what location? It seems she has been in one location for a week or maybe more until now. It was not safe to be en-route. Great need until now to be concealed. A well trained group. This operation has been discussed and planned ... well executed situation.
Worldly facts, events, memories, feelings and beings—or rather the ideas and symbols that we give to them—somehow change in value when seen from the perspective of a weaver. We are the weavers of our own lives, in which each experience can become an important thread used by our consciousness to connect with one another. Hence, when at a certain point in our lives, we decide to become the weaver, these entangled threads of our experiences and knowledge blend into a beautiful and useful tapestry.
Cloth, thread, loom, spindle, and whatever else is used in spinning and weaving, all represent symbols of our future and destiny. They are used to denote all that rules predetermine and join together our different and ever-changing realities, consciously harmonizing them in ourselves. They are also used to create and make something of our own substance and essence, as the spider does in spinning a web.
Many fairy tales feature goddesses holding spindles or weaving instrument whilst presiding over the birth of a prince or princess. In other instances, they represent time and the chain of cause and effect, or karmic laws. However, when man becomes the weaver of his own destiny, he naturally unfolds the qualities of the creative artist, and becomes the sacred fool whose intuition is guided by the thread of his soul.
Turning to the archetypal meaning of the thread, it symbolizes the agent that links all states of being to one another and to the First Cause. This symbolism finds its best expression in the Upanishads, where the thread (sutra) "links this world to the other world and to all beings." The thread is both the soul (atman) and the breath (prana). The thread must in all things be followed back to its source because it is linked to a main central point, often depicted as the Sun. This is reminiscent of thread, the active ingredients of Theseus’ return to the light of day.
In a spiritual context, the thread also represents the energies and magnetic stimulation and intuition coming from the soul. Therefore, we become the channels for the expression of our soul, and the threads linking us to it are a combination of our own thoughts and emotions blending with those of the soul. Together they form the tapestry of our life. (Plotinus.com)
This card depicts the evolution of consciousness; the three levels of Camel, Lion and Child. The camel is sleepy, dull, self-satisfied. He lives in delusion, thinking he's a mountain peak, but really he is so concerned with others' opinions that he hardly has any energy of his own. Emerging from the camel is the lion. When we realize we've been missing life, we start saying no to the demands of others. We move out of the crowd, alone and proud, roaring our truth. But this is not the end. Finally the child emerges, neither acquiescent nor rebellious, but innocent and spontaneous and true to his own being. Whatever the space you're in right now--sleepy and depressed, or roaring and rebellious--be aware that it will evolve into something new if you allow it. It is a time of growth and change.
Osho Osho Live Zen, Volume, 2 Chapter 16
Sometimes fortunate collaborations do present themselves. Like flecks of gold in a tunnel wall ... glittering in the luminance of a searcher's torch. These moments have been rare and precious -- but they have acted like a litre of Red Bull -- energising the flaying spirit of the Seeker. Providing the reality which ensures inspiration will endure the greatest of all the tests.
The trail is best visualised as an expedition through a hall of mirrors. Much of what is seen is an exaggerated distortion of the reality within those walls. Parameters set are truly not what they seem. The deeper the stare, the deeper into the reflection the observer stares .... the more there is found to exist. Like an enigma. Staring into that landscape ... is like staring into a cryptographic world ... all is not what it seems. Nothing is what it truly seems on first viewing. Each view heralds more and more intricacies in the design of the tapestry. And it is not imagined or contrived either ... realities are seen to be within realities; layers are seen to be within layers. It is a magnificent working to be observed.
And just about one of oddest things experienced on the trail ... is the discovery of the invisibility of the will o' the wisp. How can the Shining Star have been made to appear invisible? Undetectable by any means. Where can Madeleine McCann have been taken to ... in order for her location to be perceived as a blank wall? It has been one of the most puzzling enigmas of the whole scenario. To the sceptic or the debunker this won't appear to make much sense; but to fellow mystics it will make perfect sense; I appear not to be the only one to have experienced this puzzling 'enigma'.
Madeleine McCann has somehow been made invisible! She is still very much alive. She is still safe and well looked after. Therefore her invisibility does not indicate her 'passing from this world'. Besides, no indications have been received that her life has been in any serious danger. The invisibility has therefore some other cause.
It is the mystery within the mysteries I am truly puzzled by. Usually, when gazing into the eyes of a person on a photograph I gain some grasp of their location. I gain some insight into the surroundings which are around them. For a number of weeks now ... I perceive only the confines of blank white walls. This does not indicate this is where she is located. That is one thing I have realised. What I sense these blank walls symbolise is the attempts by someone, well versed in psychic matters, to provide an impenetrable wall to cloak her location ... to hide her life signs.
It is another of the mysteries which surround the disappearance of this little girl. Who would feel empowered to do such a thing and why? Again, the sceptics in the world are likely to be dismissive of these 'claims' but I have had this collaborated by other mystics of this world.
Someone somewhere is going to great lengths to keep The Shining Star well hidden. In precious moments when my Seeker --- the Hawk -- is able to locate the the brilliant countenance of the Shining Star; and is then able to blend itself into the surrounding aether of the reflected image of the locality on the 'astral plane' ... it is able to momentarily gain an insight into that mortal place. The Seeker being simply a thought form 'Servitor' manufactured by my subconscious mind, programmed to wander the world looking for sight or sign of the Shining Star.
In those moments I've had the luxury of 'piercing' that cleverly crafted 'veil of invisibility'. In those instances I perceive a 'holy place' with Maddy in a 'holy presence'. I sense much love and caring being extended to Maddy. I perceive also friendship & companionship. I am able to sense a fantastic love of life coming from Maddy. It is in these moments I know Maddy is very much alive.
But then that insight is gone once more. Some awareness senses my presence and is able to regenerate that veil. My insights are then failing me again and I perceive the blank wall once more. In recent times this happens more often than not. Rather than feeling the negative expressions of defeat, I have chosen to turn my attentions to elsewhere. Hence the insights on other areas of the situation. Insights into other aspects of the whole thing.
Into other quarters within the hall of mirrors I have wandered ... gazing into the patterns of further clues and other interesting revelations. More mysteries within the mystery ... however, none of them are as enigmatic as the veil of invisibility.
Saturday 30th June 2007
Amidst all the chaos and the confusion. Surrounded by the distractions of normal material life ... it is perhaps difficult to make sense of anything which is occurring in the world around. To perhaps make any progress in the uphill climb. But, it is safe to say, a focus is always there. A light is always shining out there in the dark. The beady eyes of the Hawk ... The Seeker ... can pierce the gloom. It is not well versed in material ways. It is programmed only to perceive the humanness with non-human eyes. It is merely the observer from on the astral heights; looking down .... passing on its insights to the likes of I ...
With that 'introduction' over .... three random images can now be described:
Makes of Staves
Keeper of Weapons
Maker of Crescents
Three key 'players' in all which has been perceived are highlighted here. We've met the Maker of Staves before ... the knight with a stave with an open hand at its peak in his right hand and an energy emanating from the open palm of his left hand. Behind him stands the mythological Unicorn. He is a talented and well versed man now active in his station.
Then there is the Keeper of Weapons ... a kneeling warrior who bore the instruction of the flaming sword to the waiting court. They were depicted as being in attendance perhaps on the seven seas.
Finally, the Maker of Crescents ... the lesser known of the three. A commander of a vessel pulled by sea creatures; he bears in his right hand the crescent portion of the moon ... ahead of him stands an unknown figure bearing an identical trident to one which sits to his right in the vessel
What are we to make of the images?
It appears a convergence of key events and a sequence of steps being taken which have been in the blueprint stage for a while. The key to the commencement of these sequential steps is the Maker of Crescents .... he is the one 'chartered' with the responsibility to get everything in motion. His vessel is a boat riding the choppy high seas of 'emotions'. Public reaction and public emotions are to be the seas & its tides which will direct this player on his path. He is the embodiment of Neptune ... all the symbolism of this are evident. He is a secret; his actions are secretive and his identity is a secret too. The other two players can merely observe at this moment in time. They are aware of their script ... their point in the play when they come into the fray ... their steps are perhaps about to arrive ...
The Keeper of Weapons and the gathered court are a high ranking group. They are an order within an order. Their interests are kept from the public eye. Their agenda is much more open to their interpretations. In some way they are linked to the Maker of Staves behind the scenes. They however are independant of the Maker of Crescents ... but also aware of the hand behind this player .... the Maker of Crescents moves are the one's now to watch. For they will beocme more evident in the public eye. Crescents are equivalent to coins ... coins is the interests of finance and corporate power in the world. Thus these steps to be taken are being made by the truly powerful ... the Prime of Crescents being the true but hidden power in the land. The forces of the prime of weapons and prime of staves are inventions of this more powerful 'force'. Thus the maker of crescents I sense to be a magician of sorts. Perhaps the master of illusion himself ... but where or when will we see his face?
The Hermit is ancient - his knowledge precedes everything. His lamp holds a six-pointed star, showing interlocked triangles, and the number 6, hinting at the sixth sign, Virgo. The virginal aspect of The Hermit alludes to the "Divine Marriage," the union of male/female, the realm of the androgyne. The Hermit's "9" is a trinity of trinities, the last of the single digits, which shows a kind of completion. The Hermit is alone, in the icy, rarefied peaks, holding a beacon for those who follow. He is robed in grey, referring to the concealed knowledge, and the supernal Keter/Chochma/Binah triad His staff refers to the archetypal world, the will, and is a wand. The Magus, who holds a rod, is Mercury, which is exalted in Virgo. This is the world of interior thought and reflection; the wellspring of ideas and personal transformation.
In solitude we confront ourselves. If we cannot be alone, how can we be with others? When we make peace with being alone, then we better appreciate being with others. Social life is a blessing, but there is a time and place to be alone. The Hermit depicts that place.
The Path of Yod reference
with others of his race
'tis not for him to make the law
but act within his place
for man was but a passing thought
and life itself the same
and all must be in harmony
to know the source by name
The divine attribute of the rune is Heimdall, under the by-name of Rig, who was the legendary progenitor of the traditional classes of ancient European society. Mannaz is thus the symbolic embodiment of the social order, without which the full potential of humanness is not realisable. The secondary influences of the rune are from Odin and his consort, Frigg. Its sacred tree, amongst others is the Alder.
In castings the rune Mannaz can depict man as the magician, who through various reasons has lost the power to control his fate. It indicates the dependency on other people. The need to embrace aid in the fellowship of mankind around the querent. It will suggest that help is often on its way in the form of another person's actions.
It is often used to interpret issues requiring thought, reason and creativity.
'Watching & waiting for someone to understand me'
--The Moody Blues--
Another of the most recent crop circles. Another pictograph requiring understanding. What is this 'revelation' announcing? Crop circles mean something .... they cannot just be random, willy-nilly patterns in a corn field. There's too much preparation in creating these formations. Too much precision ... a blue print pattern to follow.
Friday, 29 June 2007
I am totally appalled with this news coverage. It is insensitive and deliberate in its intentions. It highlights the motivation of someone somewhere in the Media to generate smokescreens and misleading information relating to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
This news story linked to this headline via 'click here' is the Danilo Chemello story ... old news regurgitated again. Nothing new ... nothing of any significance ... because it appears to have already been established the couple had nothing to do with the actual disappearance of Madeleine. More confusion and disinformation .............
A perfect example therefore of the subterfuge which the 'pied piper' is attempting to create with a hologram new's story; an example again of the smokescreens being created by the cloud making machine of the media by someone.
Someone somewhere wants us, the general public, to fear the worst and believe that Maddy disappearance is linked to these shady places which these news stories describe. I, for one, am not 'bought' that easy. I foresaw the smokescreens a number of weeks ago; so was therefore forewarned to anticipate things of this magnitude. 'Forewarned is forearmed.'
Sorry, Mr Pied Piper, I don't buy your illusions.
In a news conference Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke said the second car, a blue Mercedes, was parked a few hundred yards from the first in Cockspur Street which runs between Haymarket and Trafalgar Square. It was issued with a parking ticket at around 2:30am before being towed to the Park Lane car pound where staff alerted police. DAC Clarke said: "The vehicle was found to contain very similar materials to the first vehicle in Haymarket.
"There was a considerable amount of fuel, gas cannisters and a quantity of nails. This device, like the first was viable and was made safe by officers.The discovery of a second bomb is obviously troubling and reinforces the need for the public to remain vigilant."
He also asked anyone who may have seen the blue Mercedes parked in Cockspur Street to come forward. (Sky News)
Ignore the doppleganger mindset which is within current awareness
A master illusionist's perfect work nothing more
Casting doubt in the minds of so many
Draining positive and pureness like a leech
To change freewill and create despite
A thief in the aether stealing hope
Creating thoughts and feelings which are never real
Beware of the thinking which is the hologram
For hope is being hijacked; truth is being taken away
I for one don't buy that illusion
I am much stronger and I broadcast the truth of the light
To prevent this black magi from changing minds
Know nothing has changed; the shining star prevails
The doppleganger is but an illusion
Spawned from a stolen essence
Highest intention used to distort what awareness perceives
Bent to the will of that desperate need.
A ritual undertaken without the prize
Diluted energy sparse substitute for that which was desired
A replica crescent; an effigy of the silvery moon
Sickness of the stomach and tainting of the mind
Nothing has changed; it remains as it was before
Hope prevails ... the shining countenance remains unharmed.
Daily Merlin Insight
Friday 29th June 2007
This is sensed as 'suspicious' ... what can be gleaned from the early resonance from this breaking news story? What can be anticipated in the days to follow?
Prime of Weapons
Keeper of Staves
Giver of Spheres
Amazingly these cards were picked totally at random whilst focussing on the news story above. The Prime of Weapons depicts none other than the Flaming Sword itself!
The Keeper of Staves is the image which depicts three doves, the mythological unicorn ...perhaps the Keeper of Staves is none other than the ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair --- a.k.a the 'Messenger of Peace'? The Giver of Spheres ... coincides with this event too. It depicts 'the fool' .... the journeyman of the new quest ... receiving a sphere from the giver of spheres. This imagery depicts the New Prime Minister receiving permission from The Queen to form a new government.
Here we appear to have an insight into the motivation for this staged event. A hidden agenda. A hidden purpose for the new Keeper of Staves/Giver of Spheres to react thereto ... the prime of weapons in defiance of the 'peace' offered by the surroundings around the Keeper of Staves.
May I suggest a conspiracy theory here? Pure speculation of course... but could this be deemed as someone opposed to Tony Blair's appointment as Peace Envoy to the Middle East?
Maddy is with the family of the Emperor'. She is within controlled & protected surroundings. She is out of harm's way and not in sight of the war between the warrior, who bears the flaming sword, and his fellow Scythian counterpart.'
Daily Merlin Insight
8:00pm - 8:30pm
Friday 29th June 2007
'Picking up the pieces of the trail; refocusing away from the distractions'
My attention appears to have wavered slightly over the last few days; certainly in the light of the recurrent Maltese sightings my focus on the trail appears to have been waylaid. By intentional decision I can assure you. There were a few key issues I wished to clarify before resuming the soaring & hovering observations of it all once more. It is now necessary, I feel, to turn my attention back to where it was before.
I will therefore disregard the false trail which commenced with the hoax letter and the waste ground and the resultant finding of 'the towel'. I fully intend therefore to pick up the pieces of the trail prior to those wild geese on the trail ...
Monday June 11th 2007 saw the headline 'we'll pay crooks to get Maddie back' .... in the light of the current exortion story this appears a circle going right round to the start. An indication perhaps of what was relating to this headline? I can only speculate at this point with this.
It is however around this point I provided an insight ...
Currently around Maddy
It is at this point I intend to pick up the pieces of the trail.
Nine of Weapons
Seven of Crescents
Four of Crescents
These are familiar imagery to what has been around the situation lately. The Nine of Weapons depicts the robed figure in prayer with the 8 swords above its back. Ahead is the one sword which we know is the flaming sword. In the light of current events I am beginning to truly speculate there is a real tension & pressure around the situation to have it resolved. I sense behind the scenes negotiations & discussions are taking place. The Nine of Weapons depicts without doubt someone or some organisation under pressure.
The 7 Of Crescents indicates a process of several stages to be undertaken in order to ensure a resolution to the situation. Basically making the dream into a reality. Plans in place now to reach fruition. The risk of the unkempt haired woman shown in the 4 of Crescents appears to have been thwarted ...the processes of the 7 of Crescents stand between her intentions and the sanctuary of the Shining Star which the 9 of Weapons indicates. Around the head of the robed figure appears a shining countenance ... perhaps this robed figure conceals the location of the Shining Star ... and Maddy is safe by this person's side in 'a place of prayer' ... Maddy cannot be seen standing near to this praying 'messenger of god' in the image ... but the shining countenance depicts she is very much alive and is safe. Negotiations are underway to have her moved from this place of safety ...
Where is Maddy?
User of Weapons
The imagery is quite explicit in its meaning ... 'Maddy is with the family of the Emperor'. She is within controlled & protected surroundings. She is out of harm's way and not in sight of the war between the warrior, who bears the flaming sword, and his fellow Scythian counterpart.'
This thought provoking formation has appeared next to the ancient West Kennett Long Barrow. It appears to lead into a strange science fiction world where our everyday life is left behind.
West Kennett 2007
Tropical cyclone Yemyin hit Baluchistan three days after another storm struck Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city, killing about 230 people, many when fierce wind brought down slum houses. (CNN)
Fronted by former U.S. Vice President and environmental campaigner Al Gore, the concerts will be held at eight locations on six continents, beginning at 2 p.m. in each locale.
The show sites are London, England; Sydney, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Johannesburg, South Africa; Hamburg, Germany; and East Rutherford, New Jersey in the United States.
Gore said he will take the stage at the New Jersey location -- Giants Stadium, outside New York City -- while his partner, concert producer Kevin Wall, will oversee the production from London.
"The Live Earth concerts represent an unprecedented opportunity to ask for the world's attention long enough to deliver an SOS and then to begin delivering information about the solutions to every single person," Gore said, according to Reuters.
Wall called the coordination and broadcast of the shows "one of the biggest events ever produced in history. It's like producing 10 World Cups in one day." . Wall also promised a surprise event in Antarctica, Reuters reported.
At Thursday's announcement in New York, Gore and Wall unveiled what they call a "7-Point Pledge" that they will ask all participants of the concert to sign:
1 Demand that their countries join in an international treaty to cut global-warming pollutants by 90 percent in developed countries and more than half worldwide
2 Take personal action to reduce carbon dioxide output
3 Fight for a moratorium on the construction of new coal-burning facilities that lack the capability to safety trap and store carbon dioxide
4 Work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of their homes and other places they frequent
5 Fight for policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources
6 Plant new trees and protect forests
7 Buy from businesses and support leaders committed to solving the climate crisis
Those who sign the pledge through their computers or cell phones on July 7 will be shown on the Live Earth Web site, on the concerts' screens and on global TV broadcasts. (CNN)
Damocles was an excessively flattering courtier in the court of Dionysius II of Syracuse, a 4th Century BC tyrant of Syracuse, Italy. He exclaimed that, as a great man of power and authority, Dionysius was truly fortunate. Dionysius offered to switch places with him for a day, so he could taste first hand that fortune. In the evening a banquet was held, where Damocles very much enjoyed being waited upon like a king. Only at the end of the meal did he look up and notice a sharpened sword hanging by a single piece of horsehair directly above his head. Immediately, he lost all taste for the fine foods and beautiful boys and asked leave of the tyrant, saying he no longer wanted to be so fortunate.
The Sword of Damocles is a frequently used allusion to this tale, epitomizing the imminent and ever-present peril faced by those in positions of power. More generally, it is used to denote a precarious situation and sense of foreboding thereof. Moreover, it can be seen as a lesson in the importance of understanding someone's experience.
Daily Mail headline; says:
An Italian child abuser was last night being questioned by detectives in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Danilo Chemello was arrested in southern
Kate and Gerry McCann, whose hopes have been repeatedly raised and dashed during their tireless campaign to find the little girl, were being kept in close touch with the fast-moving developments last night.Madeleine's great uncle Brian Kennedy said: "We are trying not to get our hopes up too much because they so frequently get dashed."
The operation began at dawn yesterday when officers from the Spanish police's specialist Antisecuestros de la Unidad de Delitos Especializados y Violentos anti-kidnapping unit raided a housing estate property in Sotogrande, an exclusive golfing enclave near
Daily Merlin Insight
9 - The Hermit
5 of Crescents
9 of Weapons
The 'key' image which is of most interest in this trilogy of insights is the Five of Crescents -- a open hand seen to appear out of nowhere attempting to grasp the five crescents which hang in mid air in the centre of the image. The five crescents create a basic pyramidal shape with 1 crescent at its apex; 2 crescents directly below it ... and the remaining 2 crescents in the next tier' ... crescents are equivalent to 'coins' in other decks. This imagery synonymous with 'trying to make money out of dreams' or from out of nothing. This image is the central one of the three and central to the events around the above news report. It is concurrent with extortion. The next image of significance appears to be the Nine of Weapons which shows a robed figure praying before an altar. Behind its back are nine swords.
The flaming sword is in front of the figure. Now, the swords behind the back are synonymous with 'swords of Damocles' ... not a singular sword but a number of swords ... like a group of people belonging collectively to the one sword of Damocles ... perhaps the flaming sword is the Sword of Damocles as well as being other things symbolically. Therefore there is opposition in front and behind the robed figure.
I deduce the robed figure is not the McCanns individually ... though the opposition may be directed at them just as equally. There appears to be a group at loggerheads with another group here. Very significant perhaps? There is a political agenda to this in other words.
Where then does Mr Chemillo come in to all of this? We must refer to The Hermit to deduce this perhaps. There is a network of lights and communications in the distance behind the Hermit figure ... stations of influence in the media world. The 'watching lights' who are instructed to report media stories. They witness the distant light held by The Hermit ... like flies to that light they will flock ... with a little push from powers that be who instruct them perhaps. The Hermit figure itself shows a man with his head bowed in shame perhaps. His face is partially hidden to disguise his identity ... it is therefore easy to make assumptions and assertions regarding the identity of the Hermit especially if he is The Hermit for punishment of his crimes ...
I am therefore quite dismissive of the unfolding news story and very suspicious of the direction the media is being programmed to take us. The Pied Piper indeed ... more and more stories of child abuse are unearthed before our eyes. Meanwhile Maddy is safe in a 'bolthole' which is within an environment completely opposite to what the media is trying to imply she resides in. The Pied Piper media is therefore leading us on a merry dance to lead our focus away from where the truth is. The direction has been contrived ... and the destination I feel will be the cover story which is being built around this story. I am concerned what this delusional direction is going to imply.
Alchemy, or Al-Kemi, is said to be derived from Arabic or Egyptian meaning either divine chemistry or possibly black earth referring to the silt deposits from the annual flooding of the
However, regardless of where the word alchemy began, it has come to mean a very special form of spiritual development. From Plato's
It is important to remember that in the ancient world and until the end of the Renaissance (16th century), magic was seen not as superstition, but as a logical and coherent means of understanding the universe and controlling one's destiny. Magic, imagination, and magnetism are all related, both through their root -mag, as well as how they are seen through the mind of the magician or alchemist.
For the magician, or even the alchemist, the universe is perceived as a reflection of the imagination of the Godhead. Its laws are consistent and logical, and if we are created in the image of the Creator, then we can also create as the Creator has, through the power of imagination. Intense imagination creates a stress on the fabric of the universe, drawing to it magnetic power, thus bringing our images to fruition. The fundamental ideas of Renaissance magic and alchemy are also found in Eastern yoga, and are the basis for the New Age movement, as well as hypno-therapy, guided visualizations for mental health or cancer treatment, affirmations and an assortment of other psycho-spiritual practices. Until the last half of this century, though, most of these spiritual practices were kept secret or hidden, mostly out of fear of political or religious persecution.
Hence, they became known as occult or hidden'. Since many of them used the same signs, symbols, and literature as contemporary religions, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, the hidden, occult, or Hermetic arts and sciences became known as esoteric or the secret meaning behind exoteric or everyday religious practices and dogma. This fear of imprisonment or death, limited instruction in esoteric practices to a trusted few, and only through a process of slow, careful, symbolic rituals and cryptic teachings known as initiations. Each of these initiations symbolized a step, or grade, in a student's inner journey towards illumination. During the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries dozens of initiatic orders and societies were established across Europe for the dissemination of spiritual teachings, the most prominent of them being the Rosicrucians, Freemasons and Knights Templar. Some of them taught their members through moral instruction, such as the Freemasons. Others, such as the Rosicrucians, taught practical mysticism, the use of ritual, the structure of the universe through kabbalah, as well as laboratory alchemy. Many of these organizations exist in
In alchemy, however, each of its steps or phases, represents not only a interior awakening (initiation) but also a physical, practical technique performed in the laboratory. The physical, laboratory work becomes a means of verifying spiritual and psychic expansions in consciousness. Alchemy, it is said, is an initiatic system in which you have no delusions. It is the only initiatic path where there is an objective control in the laboratory. So if your experiment shows you've gone beyond the ordinary material laws of the universe, it shows that you're an alchemist that has had an interior awakening, and that corresponds to the rule which says, You will transmute nothing if you have not transmuted yourself first.
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Alchemy is commonly known as a medieval process of making an elixir to prolong life or converting gold out of base metals. However those alchemic processes were originally used in a symbolic sense to describe and define "mastery of mental forces". Alchemy was forbidden by Christianity. This mental oriented use of alchemy is also called Hermetic Alchemy or Hermetic Philosophy, after the ancient philosopher Hermes Trismegistus (3000 BC) who is considered the discoverer of this occult wisdom.The basis of Hermetic alchemy rests on the Seven Hermetic Principles. These Principles form part of a compilation of Basic Hermetic Doctrines called the The Kybalion .
The Kybalion was not written down, but passed on from mouth to ear for several centuries, and forms the basis of several occult wisdoms and ancient philosophies. It was a collection of maxims, axioms, and precepts, which were non-understandable to outsiders, but which were readily understood by teachers and their students.
Thursday, 28 June 2007
CONFUSION was growing tonight after a variety of reports suggested that arrests had been made in connection to missing Madeleine McCann.The flurry of conflicting information is sure to further distress stricken parents Kate and Gerry McCann who are still searching for their daughter. Reports by the Spanish El Pais newspaper website said an Italian man has been arrested in Spain suspected of possible links with the kidnap of missing Madeleine McCann.This was followed by further reports that a Portuguese woman had also been arrested, which was confirmed by Portuguese police.They added that they had not found direct links with the case of missing Madeleine. Spanish television news reports said the arrested man may have tried to extort money from the McCann parents, offering them information about the whereabouts of their daughter, though police did not confirm that. Gaynor Jesus, a journalist in Portugal who has been acting as an interpreter, said police had arrested an Italian man and a Portuguese woman. She said: "The source of this is PJ, so it's an official source who has given me this information that it is not just an Italian man but a Portuguese woman.They have been arrested on suspicion of being connected with the Madeleine case."
Spanish police were said to have arrested the man near the southern port city of Algeciras, according to the El Pais report.
The Italian man was said to have been detained on an international arrest warrant in the southern province of Cadiz.
The operation began at 5am local time this morning. Detectives are still at the site of the arrest and are combing the area around the property, according to neighbours.
But the police refused to make a statement about the incident and its relationship to the disappearance of Maddie.
**Update 11am 29/6/07**
Wheels within wheels .... circles around circles. Someone within the situation knows the who, the why and the where ... they are seemingly stalling time by pointing the network forces elsewhere.Normal day life goes on at this side of the world; during those ever changing events I've had time to think this through ... I've had moments to contemplate what has been implied here. This news story is extraordinary. It confirms there is so much going on behind the scenes. These indications of the McCanns being victims of extortion ... that is an interesting angle. Perhaps ... maybe ... another smokescreen. Some chickenfeed; part truth with a glaze of lies maybe. This is suspicious in the light of Gerry & Kate's refusal to listen to 'the bounty hunter'. I'd sensed something or someone behind all of this. This is perhaps the next 'hologram' which I'd perceived was being created.
Events are unfolding which I sense are much like the circles within circles. An eagle perceived by inner vision spiralling round and round the real story; requiring something as a subterfuge. I'm still positive that someone in the media world is aware of Madeleine's location ... they are going to great trouble still to keep all eyes averted from there. This insight is concurrent in everything I gaze at .... that stance remains clear in all this confusion. There is such an array of confusion ... almost impossible to penetrate. The 'brilliant countenance' of The Shining Star is also a constant insight in all of this too.
Madeleine McCann is still very much alive ... in other words. This sentient insight hasn't changed ... it remains. Attention has been drawn away from the possible location ... distracted by the sense of two trails. However, contemplative focus will once more to pointed towards that reality. A strong sense that the 'danger has possibly passed' ... now it is merely 'treading water' until the instruction is given for the situation to be brought to a satisfactory conclusion.