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Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Blackbird Symbolism

Blackbirds are, for some people, considered a good omen. Others believe that the Blackbird brings the lessons learned in meditation. It is also associated with travel to the Otherworld and the mysteries found there. Blackbird people are good to call upon when spiritual matters are at hand, and often, while rare, they are the best people to have when in a group.

The blackbirds iridescent black plumage holds the energies of mysticism and magic. Druid legends say that the birds of Rhiannan are 3 blackbirds which sit and sing in the World tree of other worlds. Their singing puts the listener into a sleep or a trance which enables him or her to travel to the otherworld. It was said to impart mystic secrets.

Those with this medicine often have a hypnotic influence on others as well as an uncanny ability to move between the seen and unseen worlds with clarity. They make excellent shamans and trance channellers.

Blackbirds are timid and prefer their own company over the company of others. In humans shyness and insecurity in group settings is common. Vulnerable to outside influences those with this totem need to remember to clear accumulated influences from their energy field on a regular basis. The male's distinctive song during breeding season is loud and melodious with flute like qualities. Males often sing from high perches and both sexes produce a variety of sounds which include mimicking other birds.

Blackbird medicine people love to sing and have the ability use their voice to heal and inform. They are also good ventriloquists.

Blackbirds spend much of their time on the ground. Its locomotion includes walking, climbing and hopping forward and backwards. They forage for food in open spaces although cover is always near by. When foraging in leaf litter under trees they sound like people walking . In humans this suggests an ability to remain grounded in the earth energies while walking a spiritual path.

When resting the blackbird is frequently seen stretching, legs extended back, side wings in full extension, tail spread, and the head tilted to one side as if listening. Yoga and movement therapy are beneficial for those that hold this totem. The blackbirds flights are low, short and undulating but fast and direct over open country. They move with determination and focus and can teach us how to do the same.

When blackbird flies into your life your connection with nature and the forces of creation increase. The magic of the underworld surfaces in your life. Awareness is heightened and change on a cellular level begins. The blackbird teaches you how to acknowledge your power and use it to its fullest.

HAPPY NEW YEAR from OZ

Its 2009 here in the Southern Hemisphere .... Happy New Year Northern Hemisphere!! Here in Oz we've just experienced our first Australian New Year ... watched the Sydney fireworks on Internet webcam and television. Supped some alcohol ... and we are now off to bed. Goodbye 2008, we're not gonna miss you. You were merely a stepping stone from our past to our future. A means to an end. Here's hoping that 2009 will not be as bad on a personal level as other years ...only time will tell as they say. Now, if you don't mind ... I'm feeling rather groggy. Whether its the Absinyth or the fact I'm genuinely tired ... I feel really sleepy. You lot in the Northern Hemisphere have around 11hrs and 45 minutes to wait for 2009. We've had the end of year Auld Lang Syne for another year .... night night.

LAST POST OF 2008

It is fast approaching. The end is nigh for 2008 ... here comes 2009. All the best to everyone for the New Year. I know, it is a year we wish to forget and look forward to 2009 with bated breathe ...

Here comes 2009!!!

Tarot Card of the Day

Are you allowing your natural brilliance to guide you to make your everyday decisions?

When “King of Swords” shows up in a tarot reading, it may indicate your unbending desire to bring out the fairest proposal for every situation that you are encountering may be the number one obstacle that has been costing you from living the harmony that you’ve always wanted. Even when your intention has been pure and original, this card “King of Swords” could be here to remind you that your intellectual talent is not the only strength that you have to bring you achievements in your life. Although you may not be very used to being friendly and passionate, this card “King of Swords” could be here to suggest that being too stern when you are in front of others could intimidate people and give others the impression that you are very cold and arrogant. (Source: tarot card of the day)

Illuminati Reveal Crazy Apocalyptic Agenda

For a week in October, a person claiming to be a "generational member of a Ruling Bloodline family" answered questions on abovetopsecret forum . Using the moniker "Hidden Hand," he gave a convincing explanation of the demented Cabalistic beliefs motivating the Illuminati.

He described how they find this world consciousness ("Third Density") to be "very constricting and uncomfortable" and want to be united again with Lucifer ("the One," the "Creator.") This will require them to stage an apocalyptic human sacrifice ("harvest of souls") in 2012.

The background according to "Hidden Hand" is this: Yahweh had been running a "benign dictatorship" in the Garden of Eden. He made a pact with the Luciferians (Illuminati) to introduce evil into the world, so man will have Free Will to choose between right and wrong, and thus evolve spiritually. Yahweh didn't expect man would choose evil. As result, the Illuminati rule the world but now find it a tedious place.

They intend to create the intense evil (selfishness, "negative polarity") required for them to rendezvous with their spaceship, as it were. Remember, this is an insane satanic cult which just happens to control the planet

At the "Harvest" evolved souls will enter the "Fourth Density" with the Illuminati and enjoy a "Golden Age," while everyone else's soul will be transported to a "replica earth" where they will continue to "work on themselves."

"There will be dramatic changes to your climate and weather conditions over the next few years, as the time of the Great Harvest approaches. You will see wind speeds surpassing 300 miles per hour at times. There will be raging tsunamis and widespread devastation; and a solar emission in late 2009 early 2010 that will cause major melting of the ice caps, and subsequent drastic rise in sea levels, leaving many (international) metropolitan areas underwater....San Francisco and Damascus, will be uninhabitable by the end of 2010, possibly even sooner. Again, it depends upon certain 'forces' at play, and which time lines are activated. Humanity, though utterly unconscious of the fact, has a significant part to play in this. You (as a collective consciousness of the planet) are choosing the Negative Polarization by default, by the quality of your thoughts and actions. Thought is creative energy, focused. You get exactly what you put out."

"Hidden Hand" claims to belong to one of 13 Bloodlines that have ruled the world from the dawn of time. They are "Houses" performing functions like organs in a body, which is the "Family" united in the common cause. They all have an area of specialty: Military, Government, Spiritual, Scholarship, Leadership, and Sciences. They hold key positions in all of these main areas. With the addition of a complicit Media machine and ownership of Financial establishments, all bases are covered. Writing in Oct, he said a certain faction wanted to call off the US election. "If nothing happens to Obama, he will win. Remember, behind the scenes, there is only One Party. Our Party. 'Democracy' is an illusion which is created to uphold your slavery. Whichever side 'wins'; the Family wins. There are many possibilities and alternative 'scripts'. All of them lead toward the ultimate implementation of the overall blueprint of our Creator" (Source: Henry Makow)

'Zombie' driver warning over call for introduction of car speed-limiting devices

Cars should be fitted with speed-limiters to help prevent accidents and cut carbon emissions, claim government advisers. Ministers are planning to help councils draw up digital maps with details of the legal speed on every road.

The device then uses satellite positioning to check if a vehicle is breaking the speed limit and will automatically slow a car down and apply the brakes if necessary.

The speed-limiting technology could prevent up to 29 per cent of road accidents which cause injuries.

But campaigners believe the devices are dangerous because they lull drivers into a 'zombie mode'. (Source: Daily Mail)

"Burnin' Sky"

Classic Bad Company (audio only - no video)

'Balancing Love & Hate'

Love and hate are equal emotions,
They give rise to equilibrium in mortal lives,
To have one there must be the other,
For that is the balance of life.

Thoughts of light and thoughts of dark,
That is the reality of life,
With one there must be the other,
That is the way it must now be.

To know of the light,
One must experience the dark,
That is the learning offered,
By this distorted moment in time.

And I say distorted,
For it is not the way it should be,
Mankind, all of us have been programmed,
Programmed to accept this charade.

It is not what we are,
Darkness descended,
And the light became cut in two,
Eternally the darkness conceives plans to gain the upper hand.

It responded to the signals,
The messages from the shadows,
Those fears within our mind,
Thus it arrived as our willing servant.

Now it is the master,
And we mankind are the slave,
We are it's prisoners in chains,
We are forced to submit to its perverse desires.

But its reign of control draws to a close,
The light has now the balance,
Mankind remember now who you are,
Together we shall cast out this unwanted entity.


Written by Matthew James 18TH MAY 1995.

'Garden Of Communion'

I stood under a clear night sky
The great star nation stretched in every direction above me
I was humble and meditated on the sense of nothing
Imagining myself as a grain of sand
on a beach which stretches in all directions into infinity


I heard the gods whisper my name
and thought at first I was dreaming
for why would those beings so mighty
wish to commune with a mortal so insignificant
I felt I was not weary of that connection
I gazed around the garden lit by that star light

It was eerie, I felt presence
I saw shapes like shadows moving
I knew then I was not alone
For my senses tingle in that company
I drew from me then a chord of light
and cast it out into the ether
Sensed then it pulled so gently
and saw with my mind’s eye a doorway open

Then in a moment which on earth was fleeting I walked through
I felt then being drawn quickly forwards
Expanded then shrunk
My consciousness becoming mighty
Parallel with the infinite playground which stretched all around me
I had become the air, the ether, part of the soul of life

I saw then that space I stood in
Occupied by a million worlds
Countless facets of I stood there too
All feeling the same as I
Spellbound by that feeling I returned to my space and time

I knew I was not alone
I know we share so many things without being even aware
And that thought brings so much comfort
And so now my garden is a doorway to the many, many worlds
A meeting place for all the souls who wish to share communion with all their many parts .....

Matthew James Thursday, 5 December 2002

The Golden Rule

All over the world, there exists a simple precept that, when followed, has the power to end conflict and banish strife.

It is the Golden Rule, a key concept in many philosophies and spiritualities that admonishes us to “do unto others as we would have them do unto us.” Its meaning is clear: treat others only in ways that you would want to be treated. However, the golden rule is not always easy to follow. It can be a challenge to honour others as we wish to be honored. Yet, when we do so, we bestow a gift of loving kindness on our fellow human beings. And, in honoring others, we honor ourselves.

It is as uncomplicated a tenet as one could wish for. When we live by it, harming another person becomes nearly impossible. The Golden Rule is rooted in pure empathy and does not compel us to perform any specific act. Rather, it gently guides us to never let our actions toward others be out of harmony with our own desires. The Golden Rule asks us to be aware of the effect our words and actions may have on another person and to imagine ourselves in their place. It calls on us to ask ourselves how we would feel if what we were about to do were directed toward us. And yet this rule invites us to do more than not harm others. It suggests that we look for opportunities to behave toward others in the same ways that we would want others to act toward us. Showing compassion, being considerate of others, caring for the less fortunate, and giving generously are what can result when you follow the Golden Rule.

Adhering to the Golden Rule whenever possible can have a positive effect on the world around you because kindness begets kindness. In doing so, you generate a flow of positive energy that enfolds everyone you encounter in peace, goodwill, and harmony.

XP to Vista and now to Windows 7, But When?

When you open your favorite Windows 7 news sites you notice that speculations about the release date of the Windows 7 beta are getting out of hand. Will it be January 13, January 5 or January 7?

It probably does not take long before all dates in January have been selected to be the release date of the Windows 7 beta.

The real question is if it really matters when the beta is going to be released. Will a January 7 release date be that different from a release on January 5? The answer is that it should not really matter if it will be released in the first or second week of January or at a totally different time.

But why so much speculation about the release date? It is probably about the news, any news is good news is a popular slogan and it might especially be true in times where news are scarce. There is not really that much to report about Windows 7 currently as Microsoft continues to be tight lipped about the operating system. That might not be the only reason though: Many Windows users feel that Windows 7 is closely related to Windows Vista and that many elements are not overly “new” in Windows 7. (Source: Windows7news)

Wishing you all a Happy New Year

Well, it is currently 4pm here in sunny Australia.
Having to take a break from the heat outside, so taking the opportunity to wish you all a very happy new year and hope 2009 turns out to be a great year for everyone.

Hoping for a more peaceful year throughout the world.

A special wish also to my nephew Steven, who was run over on Xmas Day and has been in a coma since, so sending healing thoughts out to my sister and Steven, and praying for a speedy and full recovery.

May 2009 bring everyone health, hope and happiness.

Best Wishes to you all

Nurse In Boot: Man Faces Court

A man has appeared in court accused of attempting to murder a nurse who was found locked in the boot of her own car. Justice Ngema, originally from South Africa but living in Scotland, appeared at a private hearing at Linlithgow Sheriff Court and was remanded in custody.

Magdeline Makola, of Livingston in West Lothian, was not seen after she left work at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on December 15. Concerns were initially raised when she failed to turn up for her shift on December 18, and was reported missing. An investigation was launched and the South African-born nurse was found on December 26.

She was found in a red Vauxhall Astra in the town of Airdrie, Lanarkshire. She is now in a stable conditiion in hospital after suffering from dehydration and hypothermia. Police said Ms Makola had been left "severely traumatised" by the experience. (Source: Sky News)

'Pay rise' for thousands of poor pensioners in care homes leaves them worse off than convicts

Source: Daily Mail

Tens of thousands of elderly people in care homes are to be given a spending money increase of just 75p a week. They will have no more than £21.90 a week to pay for everything from clothes to toothpaste, books and phone calls.

The below-inflation rise was condemned as 'Scrooge-worthy' and 'an insult'. It means vulnerable elderly people will have less spending money than prisoners in jail. The spending limit applies to all care home residents whose bills are being paid by the state.

Any income they receive - normally a state or private pension - must be handed over to help fund their care. The spending allowance is the only part of their own money they can keep.

At present it is £21.15 a week but Health Secretary Alan Johnson has announced an increase to £21.90 from April. That is a rise of 3.5 per cent - with inflation running at 4.1 per cent on the Government's favoured Consumer Prices Index.

By contrast, prisoners can spend £33 a week of their own money on products available in jail, which include food, cigarettes and toiletries.

Age Concern director Gordon Lishman attacked the Health Department for slipping the news out during the Christmas-New Year holiday. He said: 'This Scrooge-worthy increase is barely enough to buy a packet of biscuits. It is an insult to the vulnerable care home residents who rely on it. It is humiliating for them to have to go with a begging bowl to family or friends just to buy essentials. Ministers should be ashamed of themselves.'

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

More Global Warming Scaremongering!



Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters..

A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a 'Siberian' climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world.

The document predicts that abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts privy to its contents.

'Disruption and conflict will be endemic features of life,' concludes the Pentagon analysis. 'Once again, warfare would define human life.'

The findings will prove humiliating to the Bush administration, which has repeatedly denied that climate change even exists. Experts said that they will also make unsettling reading for a President who has insisted national defence is a priority.

The report was commissioned by influential Pentagon defence adviser Andrew Marshall, who has held considerable sway on US military thinking over the past three decades. He was the man behind a sweeping recent review aimed at transforming the American military under Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Image of the Day

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, UK

Defining: "Synchronicity"

Is it only, as skeptics suggest, selective perception and the law of averages playing itself out? Or is it, as Carl Jung believed, a glimpse into the underlying order of the universe? He coined the term synchronicity to describe what he called the "a causal connecting principle" that links mind and matter. He said this underlying connectedness manifests itself through meaningful coincidences that cannot be explained by cause and effect.

Such synchronicities occur, he theorized, when a strong need arises in the psyche of an individual. He described three types that he had observed: the coinciding of a thought or feeling with an outside event; a dream, vision or premonition of something that then happens in the future; and a dream or vision that coincides with an event occurring at a distance. No one has come up with a definition that has superceded his, although there has been debate on whether events linked to precognition and clairvoyance should be included as synchronicity.

Some scientists see a theoretical grounding for synchronicity in quantum physics, fractal geometry, and chaos theory. They are finding that the isolation and separation of objects from each other is more apparent than real; at deeper levels, everything -- atoms, cells, molecules, plants, animals, people -- participates in a sensitive, flowing web of information. Physicists have shown, for example, that if two photons are separated, no matter by how far, a change in one creates a simultaneous change in the other. (Source: flowpower.com)

A Self-Created State

We have all had the experience of worrying about something at some point in our lives. Some of us have a habitual tendency to worry, and all of us have known someone who is a chronic worrier. Worry is an extension of fear and can be a very draining experience. In order for worry to exist, we have to imagine that something bad might happen. What we are worrying about has not happened yet, however, so this bad thing is by definition a fantasy. Understood this way, worry is a self-created state of needless fear. Still, most of us worry.

One reason we worry is because we feel like we’re not in control. For example, you might worry about your loved ones driving home in bad weather. There is nothing you can do to guarantee their safe passage, but you worry until you find out they have reached their destination unharmed. In this instance, worry is an attempt to feel useful and in control. However, worrying does nothing to ensure a positive outcome and it has an unpleasant effect on your body, mind, and spirit. The good news is that there are ways to transform this kind of worry so that it has a healing effect. Just as worry uses the imagination, so does the antidote to worry. Next time you find that you are worrying, imagine the best result instead of anticipating the worst outcome. Visualize your loved ones’ path bathed in white light and clearly see in your mind’s eye their safe arrival. Imagine angels or guides watching over them as they make their way home. Generate peace and well-being instead of nervousness and unease within yourself.

Another reason we worry is that something that we know is pending but are avoiding is nagging us—an unpaid parking ticket, an upcoming test, an issue with a friend. In these cases, acknowledging that we are worried and taking action is the best solution. If you can confront the situation and own your power to change it, you’ll have no reason to worry.

"Newgrange"

Clannad live

Daily Merlin Insight: 'Where and with who?'

Daily Merlin Insight
Tuesday 30th December 2008
Using Servants Of The Light Tarot

A focus once more on the continued disappearance of 'The Shining Star' as 2008 draws to a close.

The insight commences with a 'mental rapping' on the 'metaphysical' door between the worlds ... a visualisation of those mighty oaken doors opening wide, revealing a dazzling realm in sunlight. Bright meadows as far as the mind can see. A sense there of being in an elevated realm with majestic views of the valleys far below. There are presences here, their lights entwining with the dazzling sunlight here. The comfort of presence within this mind space. The merging of consciousness. Now, is the appropriate time to cast the simple thought ... 'where and with who?' My consciousness filled with images now of Madeleine McCann, for sharing with the presences which are there all around me.

First impression 'she is not here with us. She is still very much on your side of the gate. We impress on you this truth. This trail will not end in the spilling of her blood. The trail being unwound is the trail made by liars. With sufficient minds believing their lies there will be the end game they require. It is at a crucial point because not enough minds actually believe them ... given time more minds will because as time passes then hope fades. But a must here is to replenish that hope with light ... and utilise that light to banish the ability of the liars to succeed ..'

Turning now to The Servants of the Light deck with humility and an open mind devoid of distracting thoughts I will turn the deck until I sense which are the right cards to illustrate this insight ...

The images selected (shown right) are:

Top Row - High Priestess, 8 of Spheres, Judgement

Bottom Row - Maker of Staves, The Empress, 5 of Crescents.

The top line resurfaces the image of The High Priestess, which is the woman immersed in the occult arts who appears to have been linked to the situation almost from the start. It is also the warning to expect the unexpected as the High Priestess card can epitomise that which cannot be foreseen taking place. The 8 of Spheres depicts the basket of eggs which seem to be synonimous with the High Priestess and those involved in the mystery. It appears to link to the 'donation of eggs' associated with DNA research and IVF treatments. The High Priestess appears to covert the eggs or maybe the products of the eggs. Are there eight children in a special batch I wonder? The Judgement image suggests the High Priestess has a superior up line ... someone who she takes orders from. She awaits an instruction. The High Priestess symbolises a woman who seems to have concise knowledge of genetics and also the religious and occult significance of these conceptions/research ... she appears to be linked also to the masonic pillars which are behind her in the image. She is the front person (in the public domain) for a well funded organisation ...

The bottom line shows the spokesperson for the White Unicorn acting on behalf of the Empress who sits to his left. His actions are dictated by the patterns of chequered tiles on the floor ... tradition and loyalty perhaps to the lodge where these tiles reside. He is a front man to many ... all of which are linked together in a circle? The five of crescents epitomises the falling crescents (falling coins) which are linked to the cause of the Empress.

Within these images there is no answer for 'the where' ... the who can be discerned. Persons of stealth who are well connected to the very agencies that under normal circumstances would have found them by now. Eyes are made to look in the wrong direction ... the locality is away from the public's prying eyes ... that is for sure. Turning to the presences around me I hear 'Ireland' whispered clearly. A linkage is apparent to the dealings of The Empress if she is able to realise. Perhaps that realisation has been made. Realisation that negotiations or even blackmail may be the only way for a safe eventual release. The purpose is clearly political and religious ... a solution will take time to slip into place as high powered individuals act out an agenda linked to many others.

Word does appear to be given that will reach out beyond the veil of silence. But once more ... dare anyone believe what it is they read? The true story is so far from that which is portrayed. It is a case of veiling it all in treachery to protect those involved. Effectively.

Patient minds. Dilligence. A rouse. A young salmon to catch the bear it seems ... the young salmon's trail appears to be tracked by technological device it seems.

Copyright Matthew James 30/12/2008

Will the UK see in the new year through a flurry of snow?

Britain awoke to freezing conditions this morning with much of the country blanketed in a layer of frost. Temperatures in parts of northern Scotland fell as low as -8C while London also experienced sub-zero conditions.

Meanwhile forecasters warned that this week is set to become even colder with New Year partygoers having to brace themselves for snow flurries and sleet as the cold snap tightens its grip on Britain. Unfortunately, it won't be an idyllic blanket of white like the one on the front of your greetings cards.

With temperatures set to plunge to -4c (25f), meteorologists are expecting wintry showers in the East just in time for the end-of-year celebrations. Thermometer readings in England could even plummet to -10c (14f) or even lower next week. Britain will be colder than Iceland and Norway as winds from Siberia chill the country, diverting the wet weather that normally sweeps the UK. (Source: Daily Mail)

Police follow new leads

Callers claiming to have fresh information on missing Madeleine McCann have come forward after a new appeal by her parents. Potential sightings and other leads are being followed up by a British team of former detectives who specialise in cold cases.

Parents Kate and Gerry were delighted with the public response to their Christmas appeal, when they released a previously unseen video of their daughter.

Their spokesman said yesterday: "Kate and Gerry are pleased because the new material has achieved the desired response." (Source: Daily Mirror)

Image of the Day

Bocastle Harbour
Original Artwork by Matthew James

2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved

Looking back over the past 12 months of columns, one of their major themes was neatly encapsulated by two recent items from The Daily Telegraph.

The first, on May 21, headed "Climate change threat to Alpine ski resorts" , reported that the entire Alpine "winter sports industry" could soon "grind to a halt for lack of snow". The second, on December 19, headed "The Alps have best snow conditions in a generation" , reported that this winter's Alpine snowfalls "look set to beat all records by New Year's Day".

Easily one of the most important stories of 2008 has been all the evidence suggesting that this may be looked back on as the year when there was a turning point in the great worldwide panic over man-made global warming. Just when politicians in Europe and America have been adopting the most costly and damaging measures politicians have ever proposed, to combat this supposed menace, the tide has turned in three significant respects.

First, all over the world, temperatures have been dropping in a way wholly unpredicted by all those computer models which have been used as the main drivers of the scare. Last winter, as temperatures plummeted, many parts of the world had snowfalls on a scale not seen for decades. This winter, with the whole of Canada and half the US under snow, looks likely to be even worse.

After several years flatlining, global temperatures have dropped sharply enough to cancel out much of their net rise in the 20th century.

Ever shriller and more frantic has become the insistence of the warmists, cheered on by their army of media groupies such as the BBC, that the last 10 years have been the "hottest in history" and that the North Pole would soon be ice-free – as the poles remain defiantly icebound and those polar bears fail to drown. All those hysterical predictions that we are seeing more droughts and hurricanes than ever before have infuriatingly failed to materialise.

Even the more cautious scientific acolytes of the official orthodoxy now admit that, thanks to "natural factors" such as ocean currents, temperatures have failed to rise as predicted (although they plaintively assure us that this cooling effect is merely "masking the underlying warming trend", and that the temperature rise will resume worse than ever by the middle of the next decade).

Secondly, 2008 was the year when any pretence that there was a "scientific consensus" in favour of man-made global warming collapsed. At long last, as in the Manhattan Declaration last March, hundreds of proper scientists, including many of the world's most eminent climate experts, have been rallying to pour scorn on that "consensus" which was only a politically engineered artefact, based on ever more blatantly manipulated data and computer models programmed to produce no more than convenient fictions.

Thirdly, as banks collapsed and the global economy plunged into its worst recession for decades, harsh reality at last began to break in on those self-deluding dreams which have for so long possessed almost every politician in the western world. As we saw in this month's Poznan conference, when 10,000 politicians, officials and "environmentalists" gathered to plan next year's "son of Kyoto" treaty in Copenhagen, panicking politicians are waking up to the fact that the world can no longer afford all those quixotic schemes for "combating climate change" with which they were so happy to indulge themselves in more comfortable times. (Source: Telegraph)

Famous Mystics - Nancy Myer

She is best known for her success in helping to solve homicides, although the bulk of her work is helping people to be happier in all walks of life.

Nancy has assisted in the investigations of over 700 homicides. 90% of the time Nancy has given the officers new, accurate information about the case that helps in the search for a resolution. Her cases include two of the fastest to be solved by psychics cooperating with law enforcement. One week and twenty four hours are her current records.

She is currently appearing on Court TV's Psychic Detectives, Japan's FBI Psychics and ET's Psychic Investigators.


Nancy Myer Website

Tarot Card of the Day

The King of Cups is the patriarch of the water element. He is typically wise, caring and calm. These are the qualities you should harness to make the most of today.

The King of Cups is a family man and values his home life above anything else. He’ll work long hours and achieve business success but his driving force is providing for those he loves.

So today you may have to consider what you value and perhaps how you can enjoy more of the comforts of home.

Today is a good time to consider possibilities of moving your work towards a more home based environment. Perhaps you’ve been toying with the idea of turning the spare room into an office or enquiring about the option of remote working? Well if you fancy it then why wait any longer? With the energy of the King of Cups it can also be a nudge to think about whether you love your job. If you do then that’s fantastic but if you only tolerate your work isn’t it time to do something you’re passionate about? (Source: tarotminutes.com)

Alternative health capital turns its 'negative energy' on pioneering wi-fi system

It is regarded as an oasis of calm and tranquility, and the nation's capital for alternative health therapies and spiritual healing remedies. But now the residents of Glastonbury, which has long been a favoured destination for pilgrims, are at the centre of a bitter row in which many blame the town's new wireless computer network - known as wi-fi - for a spate of health problems.

Some healers even hold that electro-magnetic fields (EMFs) generated by the wi-fi system are responsible for upsetting positive energy fields of the body, which are known as chakras, and positive energy fields of the earth, which are known as ley lines.

There are now calls for the project, the first of its kind in Britain, to be "unplugged" and for wi-fi masts in the centre of the Somerset market town to be removed just seven months into its experimental run.

Meanwhile soothsayers, astrologers and other opponents of the wi-fi system have resorted to an alternative technology - known as "orgone" - to combat the alleged negative effects of the high-tech system.

In May, Glastonbury - which has a population of 9,000 and which lends its name to the country's largest rock festival, staged on a farm six miles outside the town - became the first place in the country to have a free wi-fi network installed in its town centre. The £34,000 project is financed by county council and regional development agency funding.

At a public meeting to discuss alleged health problems in the Somerset town, residents complained of numerous symptoms including headaches, dizziness, rashes and even pneumonia. Protesters claim that radiation associated with the wi-fi network suppresses the production of melatonin, a hormone which helps to control sleep patterns, regulates the body's metabolic rate and boosts the immune system. (Source: Telegraph)

The Holographic Transdimentional System You Know As Life

An interesting video clip ... well recommended!!

Monday, 29 December 2008

Thank You Mr Berbatov!!

Manchester United kept up the pressure on Liverpool and Chelsea as Dimitar Berbatov's third league goal for the club saw off a spirited Middlesbrough.

Though United had better chances, the brave visitors defended manfully and could have taken the lead when Tuncay headed just wide in the 61st minute. But substitute Paul Scholes steadied the ship and Dimitar Berbatov blasted in from close range six minutes later.

United move seven points behind leaders Liverpool with two games in hand.

Though Middlesbrough looked nothing like a side sat just above the Premier League relegation zone, that is where they remain after a run of eight games without a win.

United, meanwhile, look to be gelling and have dismissed any notion of a hangover from their exploits in the Club World Cup on the other side of the world just before Christmas. (Source: BBC Sport)

Remember Your Dreams

"An angel over my shoulder, whispered in my ear one day, 'none of that which you see before you by day is real. All which you see; and feel; and taste; and hear is but a round trip in your mind. Nothing is at is seems. Nothing is on the outside. It is all within. All which you perceive are but thoughts, your mind decoding into a form which you understand. It is only by night that you get chance to perceive what is true reality. Take heed of your dreams. Remember your dreams ... " - Matthew James

Banks 'using excuses' to refuse mortgages as credit crisis deepens

Source: Daily Mail

Homeowners are being refused mortgages for 'the most spurious of reasons' amid claims that lenders are seizing on any excuse to reject applications.

One application was rejected because the customer had exceeded their overdraft limit by just £30. Another would-be buyer was turned down because of an unpaid parking ticket. He had been issued with a county court judgment against him - leaving a black mark on his credit history.

There have been similar cases involving people pursued for repayment of disputed mobile phone bills who suddenly find lenders do not want their business.

Those coming to the end of existing mortgage deals have been shocked to find their profile has been tarnished over minor matters, meaning they will not pass credit searches used by the banks to check a customer's credit-worthiness

Other Aspects Of Interest Too ...

Further viewing of the previous photograph as also revealed other interesting aspects ...mere tricks of light or actual phenomenon?

An 'Interesting' Over-exposure

Original Photograph taken by Matthew James 29th December 2008 using a Fujifilm S5700 Digital Camera set on SP2 Sunset Mode

There was nothing or no-one to my immediate right hand side when I took this photograph. Yet take note of the orange coloured rod-like ‘tube on the right hand side of the above image … is this purely a result of the over-exposure OR is it something more ‘paranormal’ …. ??

We would be interested to here from imaging 'experts' to explain away this phenomenon caused by over-exposure ... pointing the camera directly at the sun

Sunday, 28 December 2008

The Great Australian Firewall

Source: Wikipedia

Internet censorship in Australia has up until now been symbolic in nature, with legislation allowing the removal of material unsuitable for minors from Australian internet servers, ineffective attempts to censor political groups, and an unsuccessful plan to provide internet filtering tools to concerned parents.

In 2008, the Australian Labor Party introduced a policy of mandatory filtering of the internet for all Australians. While the policy has not yet come into force, it has generated a groundswell of opposition from almost all segments of society, with only a few groups in support.

Proposed Australian laws on Internet censorship are sometimes referred to as the Great Australian Firewall, Firewall Australia or Great Firewall Reef.

As of October 2008, the plan includes two blacklists, the first used to filter "illegal" content, and the second used to filter additional content unsuitable for children. The first filter will be mandatory for all users of the internet, while the second filter allows opting out.

The government will not release details of the content on either list, but has stated that the mandatory filter would include at least 10,000 sites, and include both the ACMA blacklist and UK's Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) blacklist. In December 2008 the IWF list caused problems when a single Wikipedia article was added to the list, as it prevented most people in the UK from being able to edit Wikipedia

Australia to implement mandatory internet censorship

Australia will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the internet under plans put forward by the Federal Government.

The revelations emerge as US tech giants Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, and a coalition of human rights and other groups unveiled a code of conduct aimed at safeguarding online freedom of speech and privacy. The government has declared it will not let internet users opt out of the proposed national internet filter.

The plan was first created as a way to combat child pornography and adult content, but could be extended to include controversial websites on euthanasia or anorexia. Communications minister Stephen Conroy revealed the mandatory censorship to the Senate estimates committee as the Global Network Initiative, bringing together leading companies, human rights organisations, academics and investors, committed the technology firms to "protect the freedom of expression and privacy rights of their users". Mr Conroy said trials were yet to be carried out, but "we are talking about mandatory blocking, where possible, of illegal material."

The net nanny proposal was originally going to allow Australians who wanted uncensored access to the web the option of contacting their internet service provider to be excluded from the service. Human Rights Watch has condemned internet censorship, and argued to the US Senate "there is a real danger of a Virtual Curtain dividing the internet, much as the Iron Curtain did during the Cold War, because some governments fear the potential of the internet, (and) want to control it" (Source: Herald Sun.com.au)

Temperatures set to plummet to -13C as Siberian cold front takes hold

Source: Daily Mail

Britons should brace themselves for a Big Chill in the New Year with weathermen warning that temperatures could plunge as low as minus 13C.

New Year revellers will need to wrap up with overnight temperatures as low as minus 6C predicted for the coming week. At least two weeks of widespread frosts are forecast as a cold front from Siberia takes hold.

Daytime temperatures will barely rise above zero in many areas, the Met Office says. And it says there is a 'significant risk' of a 'very cold snap' towards the end of the next fortnight.

Inspiration for the Day

Personal growth is the process of responding positively to change. It involves risk as you step from the known to the unknown.All your growth will depend on your activity. Your strength and growth will come only through continuouseffort and struggle. There will be no development without effort. Trouble is the common denominator of living.It is the great equalizer of life. Your trials, your sorrows and your griefs will develop you. When good or bad fortune comes your way,you must give it meaning and transform it into something of value. What happens to you is not as importantas your reaction to what is happening.

Aura Cleansing

The aura is an invisible energy field that surrounds and penetrates the physical body along with the chakras and energy meridians which supply us with Qi or energy. The aura consists of various layers of energy which vibrate at different rates and relate to different aspects of ourself, the physical, emotional, mental, astral and spiritual.

It also serves to function as a protective layer in the prevention of illness. Psychic healers can sense or see this field.If any of the layers are damaged or weak a person may experience symptons of a disease corresponding to that layer. Since the aura both gives off energy and also takes in energy it can be weakened for example by negative people or situations or places or illness itself.

In a healthy body, each layer of the aura is brightly coloured, vibrant, full of energy, and flowing. When one's energy becomes imbalanced, stagnant, or blocked, the aura can have the appearance of being discoloured, ripped, torn, or dented.

The chakras in a healthy body should also appear clear, vibrant, and full of energy. They should be round in appearance and rotating in a clockwise direction. When afflicted, the chakras can appear cracked, deformed, or out of alignment with each other. If there is an imbalance in one of the layers of the aura or one of the chakras, it can have a direct effect of the information processed.

Aura Cleansing seeks to cleanse negative energy patterns, release blockages and strengthen the various layers.

Every emotion or thought we experience is reflected in some way in the energy field. The food and drink we choose, any drugs, medicinal or otherwise, our environment, all affect the aura. To keep the aura in great shape we need to make wise choices about our lifestyle, but most of us will benefit from a cleansing regime too.

There are many ways for you to help yourself by cleansing your own energy and the energy in your home. Here are a few:

Cleansing Your Energy
1. Use salt and water to neutralize toxic psychic energies. You can make up a saltwater solution and put it in a spray bottle or take a bath with salt added.
2. Mix a 1/2 cup of baking soda in with your bath water.
3. Mix a 1/4 cup Epsom salt with 1 cup baking soda and 1 tablespoon salt. Soak for 10-15 minutes. (This is especially good for psychic tension, when you're feeling overly sensitive.)
4. Use dried basil bath to cleanse the energy when there are too many negative (or aggressive) people around you. Make a tea from the basil, add it to bath water and soak for six minutes.


Taking in Raw Chi (Energy)
1. You can take in raw energy from trees, just make sure they are mature (at least 20 years old). Stand with your back to the tree for 10 minutes.
2. Walk barefoot through the grass or on the ground, and kind of scrape your feet!
3. Drink water that has been sitting in the sun.

Cleaning the Energy in Your Home
1. Smudge with sage, cedar or lavender.
2. Smudge sticks can be found in most New Age or Metaphysical stores. These cleanse the negative energy. Be sure to move around the room and don't forget to do the corners. It is a good idea to open a window.
3. To change the energy in your house and bring in Divine Love, mix 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar with 2 drops honey. Spread it over a piece of charcoal (purchase this in metaphysical stores). Meditate over the charcoal, concentrating on your intention for two minutes. Light the charcoal and let it burn
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Sad Face ...

It's the Eldest Son's last night with us tonight .... hence the sad face. He flies back to Hamilton, New Zealand tomorrow (Today in about 15 hours time). Despite the fact he's taken over the front room; he has used up our broadband allowance consistently for the last six weeks; his string bending and strumming on 'the middle ones's electric guitar has driven us nuts ... we are going to miss him like mad ....

It's going to be quiet around here without him (he doesn't actually want to leave!!) ...

The last six weeks have been good with him here ... it will be quiet without him. Kristine has forgiven him for the Super Mum Man Utd tee shirt. Even Kristine is emotional about him going back across the ditch!!

" I Know You're Here"

Steve Vai performs "I Know You're Here" at The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO. on October 20, 2003. Playing alongside Steve are The Breed: Billy Sheehan on bass; Tony MacAlpine on guitar and keyboards; Jeremy Colson on drums; and Dave Weiner on 7-string guitar.

Defining Magick

"Magic is the Highest, most Absolute, and most Divine Knowledge of Natural Philosophy, advanced in its works and wonderful operations by a right understanding of the inward and occult virtue of things; so that true Agents being applied to proper Patients, strange and admirable effects will thereby be produced. Whence magicians are profound and diligent searchers into Nature; they, because of their skill, know how to anticipate an effect, the which to the vulgar shall seem to be a miracle." -- The Lemegeton

"You might think that something extraordinary will happen to you when you discover magic. Something extraordinary does happen. You simply find yourself in the realm of utter reality, complete and thorough reality." It should be made clear to every student of magick that its practice will not provide an escape from reality. Precisely the opposite is true. It will completely immerse you in reality.

Mystic Insight - A Recurring Vision

Mystic Insights for 28th December 2008

Hawk wanders the trail. Aware of no restraint called time. Wandering timelessly the three lane highway - past, present and future - visualising it much like a CD-Rom in which all three highways are inter-connected. Programmed by the mind in mundane state to be limited by life heading from past to future with only scant awareness of the present. In the mundane state, Hawk is a mortal mystic, scouting the trail for any clues left unmarked by the seemingly skilled covering by the 'Shining Ones' ...

Aware is he that secret societies play a major role in this mystery. There is cleverness and there is deception - on a grand scale. Societies perhaps surprised by the light shining in the darkness, however briefly it does ... perhaps fleetingly it does illuminate that which those in the shadows hide behind their closed doors.

Hawk is aware that a throng of many like minded 'conspirators' pitch their minds together in this cause. Maybe there is a mental barrier been placed around the locality of the Shining Star ... maybe remote viewers well versed in these matters makes it difficult for her locality to be visualised. In the mind of the mystic there has been many places ....

But the fact remains, an image recurs and repeats over and over again ... the same visions in the mystics mind - the remote grounds of some 'stately home', grounds in which deer and other proud creatures roam. A large and isolated estate away from prying public eyes. Owned by hidden wealth and prosperity. Gravel and metalled roads twist and turn within these grounds .. a black range rover often drives around these roads. A large house exists within these grounds, perhaps visited by helicopter or small plane. There is the smell of the sea on the air. A coastline exists perhaps a dozen miles away ....

This keeps recurring over and over again. A sense there is a reality to this imagery.

And the child lives somewhere within these grounds from time to time. With faces she has grown accustomed to and calls them family. Often she is taken far away from this place ... a prized jewel shown to many far and wide.

For Hawk this provides little solace for an ending to this charade is sought, but it appears to self perpetuate in accordance with an agenda well hidden. Within a place that RV cannot pinpoint. There is ancient magick at work, and cunning ... and powerful symbolic arts. A throng were forbidden to touch her in the early days. In the weeks after it was stated in the news she had disappeared. Towards a city within a city she was led ... into a place nobody would expect her to be taken...[withheld]... and who accepted what they were told due to loyalty and rank ....

Many matters within this situation go above the heads of the public and common Joe sheep. They will not comprehend what is going on. Will only accept what it is that is written within the news. This time of silence will be playing on their mind. They need to be told what is going on ...

And Hawk, he listens not ... he sees only the trail and lets intuition drive him on ... to the next point, back, back ... back to when the parents of the child journeyed to the border of the foreign land where it was said their child had been taken.

Copyright Matthew James 28th December 2008

The World in a Bright Light

Everyday is a blessing, and in each moment there are many things that we can be grateful for. The world opens up to us when we live in a space of gratitude. In essence, gratitude has a snowball effect. When we are appreciative and express that gratitude, the universe glows a bit brighter and showers us with even more blessings.

There is always something to be grateful for, even when life seems hard. When times are tough, whether we are having a bad day or stuck in what may feel like an endless rut, it can be difficult to take the time to feel grateful. Yet, that is when gratitude can be most important. If we can look at our lives, during periods of challenge, and find something to be grateful for, then we can transform our realities in an instant. There are blessings to be found everywhere. When we are focusing on what is negative, our abundance can be easy to miss. Instead, choosing to find what already exists in our lives that we can appreciate can change what we see in our world. We start to notice one blessing, and then another.

When we constantly choose to be grateful, we notice that every breath is a miracle and each smile becomes a gift. We begin to understand that difficulties are also invaluable lessons. The sun is always shining for us when we are grateful, even if it is hidden behind clouds on a rainy day. A simple sandwich becomes a feast, and a trinket is transformed into a treasure. Living in a state of gratitude allows us to spread our abundance because that is the energy that we emanate from our beings. Because the world reflects back to us what we embody, the additional blessings that inevitably flow our way give us even more to be grateful for. The universe wants to shower us with blessings. The more we appreciate life, the more life appreciates and bestows us with more goodness.

Notorious Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo is abandoned to the elements

Sun-bleached and abandoned, these are the bones of Camp X-Ray, Guantanamo Bay. The detention centre is notorious for the images of bound and kneeling detainees dressed in orange jumpsuits.

Today the strip of ground where the smaller picture was taken in the facility's heyday is barely discernible.

Coils of razor wire look like tumbleweed as wild grasses have taken over in this US toehold in south-eastern Cuba - a 'legal black hole' thanks to the terms of America's 1934 lease on the site that places it under neither American nor Cuban jurisdiction. Camp X-Ray opened as a holding centre on January 11, 2002 but closed in favour of the more permanent steel cages of Camp Delta, half a mile away.

When it shut, Camp X-Ray housed 300 terror suspects from more than 40 countries, who were then transferred to Delta.

X-Ray's 78-tent city, erected to house the guards, has been torn down but the fences and chain-link cages remain. Detainees arrived shackled. Blacked-out goggles and earplugs deprived them of vital senses. They were interrogated in windowless huts. Six watchtowers stand along the outer ring of two perimeter fences. They housed snipers. Guards within the compound carried no weapons for fear of inmates disarming them. (Source: Daily Mail)

Image of the Day

Parliament House, Canberra
Original Image by Matthew James

Saturday, 27 December 2008

“Morgellon’s Disease”

Just in case you thought it was fine to eat Genetically Modified foods (better identified as “FrankenFoods”), along comes a study which makes it clear that you are eating this make believe non-food at your own peril and, worse yet, you are feeding it to your kids at their peril as well. It is important to note that Codex Alimentarius, which sets standards for the international trade of food, permits genetically modified foods and makes no effort to limit, control or eliminate them.

In fact, the US has been trying for years to prevent the labeling of GM foods and seed in international trade to emulate its domestic policy which prohibits any label indication that foods contain GM ingredients, as 75-80% of all foods sold in the US do.Now it appears that the increasingly prevalent nightmare of a disease called“Morgellon’s Disease” may be a result of GM crops and food. Morgellon’s Disease was first described when a woman’s 3 year old son developed rashes and intensely itchy sores which produced weird multicolor fibers emerging from his skin. She put up a website about the condition in 2001 and named it “Morgellons Disease” after a 17th century report of a similar affliction.

As it always does, the allopathic community of Western, drug-oriented physicians labelled sufferers as delusional.

How can a delusion produce colored fibres which protrude from the skin and continue to grow in a petri dish? Be that as it may, the multicolored fibres produced by the “delusion” have been analyzed and we now know that Morgellon’s Disease is no longer rare, nor is it mysterious any longer. A study of the fibres shows that they contain DNA from both a fungus and a bacterium which are used in the commercial preparation of genetically modified foods and non-food crops (such as cotton).

The fibres themselves are primarily cellulose, which the human body cannot breakdown or manufacture. So GM technology apparently has, like Professor Frankenstein, found a way to animate the non living. These fibers twist and twine, grow and divide. In short, living beneath the skin of people, they form parasitic lesions out of what should be non-living material but which, through the horror of genetic modification, has taken on the characteristics of a living thing. (Source)

Morgellons Disease Information Site

Cosmic Crash Reveals Life Secrets

New shots of a "giant cosmic car crash" about 100 million years ago has shaken up a group of scientists investigating one of the mysteries of the universe. They say the spectacular intergalactic collision reveals new clues about the existence of 'dark matter', the framework to life as we know it.

The blues and pinks captured by powerful telescopes show a snapshot of galaxy clusters smashing into one another. Scientists say dark matter, although invisible to the naked eye, provides a vital "scaffolding" for the universe.

After the Big Bang, experts believe the gravitational force of this huge quantity of dark matter formed a framework for planets, stars, galaxies, thus shaping the cosmos.
Astronomer Richard Massey, from the University of Edinburgh, said the new clues are a step forward in researching the make-up of the universe.

"It is very important and crucial," he said. "Life wouldn't exist without this stuff." (Source: Sky News)

Inspiration for the moment .....

Out of that first blood Eros appeared, being androgynous. His masculinity is Himireris, being fire from the light. His femininity that is with him - a soul of blood - is from the stuff of Pronoia. He is very lovely in his beauty, having a charm beyond all the creatures of chaos. Then all the gods and their angels, when they beheld Eros, became enamored of him. And appearing in all of them, he set them afire: just as from a single lamp many lamps are lit, and one and the same light is there, but the lamp is not diminished.

Source: "On The Origin of the World" - The Nag Hammadi Library

Image of the Day

Tuggeranong Sunset
Original Image by Matthew James

The 12 Days of Global Warming

Tarot Card of the Day

With the Knight of Disks we see a man who is deeply committed to practical matters in life - work, career, home and family are his major spheres of influence. He is diligent, hard-working and pays great attention to detail.

His progress in life is a steady, sure development of ongoing projects, which he works through with great industriousness and perseverance. Not for him, risky schemes, nor extravagant business deals. He moves with caution and circumspection, consolidating each step forward before taking the next one.

Some would consider him dull and boring - others would call him prudent and reliable.
The card often comes up to represent a quiet man, whose approach to life is measured and calm. However it's as well not to be taken in by the sturdy exterior. Disks males have a capacity for deep and boundless passion - they just don't shout too loudly about it. Whilst life with him may not be a roller-coaster ride, you will surely know what to expect, and what you can count on.

He makes an excellent business partner, particularly for the high-flyer, because he introduces forethought and pre-planning. He's a faithful and dependable partner, and a committed father.
Source: Angel Paths

'Xmas Top 10'

1 Liverpool 42 pts
2 Chelsea 41 pts
3 Man Utd 35 pts
4 Aston Villa 35 pts
5 Arsenal 32 pts
6 Everton 29 pts
7 Hull 27 pts
8 Fulham 25 pts
9 Wigan 25 pts
10 Bolton 23 pts

Tevez Strikes Late ..

Source: BBC Sport

Carlos Tevez hammered home a late winner as Manchester United turned up the heat on the Premier League pacesetters with victory at Stoke. Tevez made no mistake from six yards with seven minutes left.

Stoke had mounted fierce resistance, but were reduced to 10 men for the last 18 minutes after Andy Wilkinson was sent off for fouling Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ricardo Fuller wasted Stoke's best chance in the opening seconds but United's pressure deserved the win.

It was the perfect return to domestic action for United after they beat LDU Quito in Japan on Sunday to lift the Club World Cup in Japan.

Friday, 26 December 2008

US Police Could Get 'Pain Beam' Weapons

The research arm of the US Department of Justice is working on two portable non-lethal weapons that inflict pain from a distance using beams of laser light or microwaves, with the intention of putting them into the hands of police to subdue suspects.

The two devices under development by the civilian National Institute of Justice both build on knowledge gained from the Pentagon's controversial Active Denial System (ADS) - first demonstrated in public last year, which uses a 2-metre beam of short microwaves to heat up the outer layer of a person's skin and cause pain.

Like the ADS, the new portable devices will also heat the skin, but will have beams only a few centimetres across. They are designed to elicit what the Pentagon calls a "repel response" - a strong urge to escape from the beam

The NIJ's laser weapon has been dubbed Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response - PHaSR - and resembles a bulky rifle. It was created in 2005 by a US air force agency to temporarily dazzle enemies but the addition of a second, infrared laser makes it able to heat skin too.

The NIJ is testing the PHaSR in various scenarios, which may include prison situations as well as law enforcement. The NIJ's portable microwave-based weapon is less developed. Currently a tabletop prototype with a range of less than a metre, a backpack-sized prototype with a range of 15 metres will be ready next year, a spokesperson says. The truly portable mini-ADS could prove the more useful, as microwaves penetrate clothing better than the infra-red beam, which is most effective on exposed skin. Although the spokesman says: "In LEC [Law Enforcement and Corrections] use there is always a little bit of skin to target." (Source: New Scientist)

Symbols Of An Ancient Sky Part 1

A Word on Gematria


In Hebrew, each letter possesses a numerical value. Gematria is the calculation of the numerical equivalence of letters, words, or phrases, and, on that basis, gaining, insight into interrelation of different concepts and exploring the interrelationship between words and ideas.

Here is a basic introduction to Gematria that discusses different systems for identifying the numerical equivalence of individual letters, how these letters can be calculated according to the implicit word-value of their names. The assumption behind this technique is that numerical equivalence is not coincidental. Since the world was created through God's "speech," each letter represents a different creative force. Thus, the numerical equivalence of two words reveals an internal connection between the creative potentials of each one.

There are four ways to calculate equivalence of individual letters:
Absolute Value
Ordinal Value
Reduced Value
Integral Reduced value

No Xmas Wouldn't Be Complete Without ....

ABBA singing 'I Have A Dream' ...

Image of the Day

Arisaig, Scotland
Original image by GAH.
A favourite place ... happy memories of a family together.

Satsang

Satsang is a Sanskrit word combining "satya" meaning "truth" and "sangha" meaning "group." It describes a gathering of people for the purpose of spiritual truth. Satsang is often used when referring to a meeting with a guru or a spiritual mentor. During Satsang, participants read inspiring words, discuss its teachings, meditate, and find ways to bring this awareness into daily life. While attending services or spiritual study groups can be thought of as participating in Satsangs, this practice can also apply to any group of people that are gathered to inspire one another and express the truth free from judgment.

A Satsang can be a group of people that are gathered to sing, play, or listen to music. All that needs to be there is the intention to inspire one another and tell the truth. A Satsang can also be a support group, book club, yoga class, or meeting between friends for coffee or conversation. We don’t need to be in a place of worship or supervised by appointed leaders to experience the truth. The truth can be found in every moment and it can be experienced with anyone. Spending time with someone who enlightens us can be as simple as visiting with a grandmother or talking to a best friend. There is wisdom to be gleaned from being with people even when the gatherings are not specifically intended for personal improvement or spiritual transformation.

Any occasion we are gathered with people who understand and support us can be a spiritual experience. While gatherings with the intention of communing with spirit are undoubtedly powerful and inspiring, getting together with people that uplift us by their presence alone is also vital to our well-being. When we recognize all the people we know that support and enrich us, our lives can become an extended Satsang.

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Merry Christmas

To everyone, hope you have a great day, and all the best for 2009.
May all your dreams come true.

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Tarot Card of the Day

What has traditionally been known as the Judgement card, sometimes entitled Resurrection, represents the great reunion that the ancients believed would happen once in every age. This was the time when souls are harvested and taken Home to their place of origin, outside the solar system. Then the World is seeded with a batch of new souls and the process starts over.

From a modern point of view, this great reunion -- which includes every personality that you have ever been and every soul that you have done deep work with -- reunites to consciously complete the process. In a way, we symbolically celebrate this returning to center every year on our birthday.

In personal terms, the Judgment cards points to freedom from inner conflicts, and so clear a channel, that the buried talents and gifts of past incarnations can come through an individual in this lifetime. This card counsels you to trust the process of opening yourself, because what emerges is of consistently high quality. You can effortlessly manifest as a multi-dimensional being, and assist in evoking that response from others. (Source: Tarot.com)

Prominent Scientist Fired By Gore Says Warming Alarm ‘Mistaken’

Award winning Princeton University Physicist Dr. Will Happer, who was reportedly fired by former Vice President Al Gore in 1993 for failing to adhere to Gore’s scientific views, has now declared man-made global warming fears “mistaken.”

“I am convinced that the current alarm over carbon dioxide is mistaken,” Happer, who has published over 200 scientific papers, told EPW on December 22, 2008.

I had the privilege of being fired by Al Gore, since I refused to go along with his alarmism. I did not need the job that badly,” Happer said this week.

Senator Inhofe said that the continued outpouring of prominent scientists like Happer -- who are willing to publicly dissent from climate fears -- are yet another strike to the UN, Gore and the media’s claims about global warming. “The endless claims of a 'consensus' about man-made global warming grow less-and-less credible every day," Inhofe said.

“I have spent a long research career studying physics that is closely related to the greenhouse effect, for example, absorption and emission of visible and infrared radiation, and fluid flow,” Happer said this week. “Fears about man-made global warming are unwarranted and are not based on good science. The earth's climate is changing now, as it always has. There is no evidence that the changes differ in any qualitative way from those of the past,” he added.

Over the past 500 million years since the Cambrian, when fossils of multicellular life first became abundant, the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have been much higher than current levels, about 3 times higher on average. Life on earth flourished with these higher levels of carbon dioxide,” he explained. “Computer models used to generate frightening scenarios from increasing levels of carbon dioxide have scant credibility,” Happer added. (Source: epw.sente.gov)