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Friday, 31 July 2009

From The Emerald Tablets ...

Far in a past time, lost in the space time, the Children of Light looked down on the world. Seeing the children of men in their bondage, bound by the force that came from beyond. Knew they that only by freedom from bondage could man ever rise from the Earth to the Sun. Down they descended and created bodies, taking the semblance of men as their own. The Masters of everything said after their forming:

"We are they who were formed from the space-dust, partaking of life from the infinite ALL; living in the world as children of men, like and yet unlike the children of men."

Then for a dwelling place, far 'neath the earth crust, blasted great spaces they by their power, spaces apart from the children of men. Surrounded them by forces and power, shielded from harm they the Halls of the Dead.

Side by side then, placed they other spaces, filled them with Life and with Light from above. Builded they then the Halls of Amenti, that they might dwell eternally there,living with life to eternity's end ....
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More Martian Anomalies

Another batch of reversed images from a recent sojourn on Mars via Google Mars.

An interesing landscape that appears to suggest a boulder strewn area with a grassy floor ..

The same area ... a little closer ... there appears something of interest in its centre.

A Word On "Ace of Swords Tarot Card Meaning"

The ace of swords Tarot card meaning has to do with aligning yourself. Visually, this card is clearly making a statement of solidarity. When we see the strength of that sword standing erect in the centre of this card, there is no doubt in our mind that we must focus upon the issues at hand (indicated by surrounding cards) and make our stand.

Often the ace of swords Tarot card meaning deals with gaining clarity in our lives after a long bout of disillusionment. Often this card appears in matters of love when the ties need to be cut in a relationship. This is particularly the case in one-sided relationships where the partner requires (excessively so) more of attention than you. This confirms the ace of swords meaning as this card signals its beaming light to you.

This card cries out "this is your time, the focus is on you!" But what kind of focus?

The suite of swords in a Tarot deck deals with thoughts, and awareness. They've also been identified as symbols of challenges or conflict in our lives. Aces in the Tarot deck indicate new beginnings. They are also power cards, and rank high in the trumping factor in a reading, their power weighing in evenly with Major Arcana cards.

This being the case, we can make a simple assessment that the ace of swords Tarot card meaning is symbolic of uncovering a new way of thinking. Or, cutting away at some old thought to make way for a brighter perspective.

More specifically, the ace of swords is a call to stop fooling ourselves and look into the crux of the matters of our soul. The ace of swords is bright and brassy. There is no room for excuses with this card, and it demands full honesty of the querent in a reading.

This card resonates to the vibrational frequency of the number one, not only because it is the beginning of the suite (ace), but also because the erect sword visually mimics the number one. This means that new projects, ideas, thoughts, or relationships are on the horizon. Due to the sharp nature of this card, you had better be mindful and clear about your intentions first before starting these new ventures.

Classic Songs: "Dear John"

Status Quo - Dear John 1982

Washington Post: Swine Flu Vaccine Will Contain Mercury

The Washington Post confirmed today that the swine flu vaccine, which is set to be rolled out nationwide this fall in what some fear could ultimately become a mandatory vaccination program, will contain mercury, a toxin linked with autism and neurological disorders.

Claims by the CDC and the Institute of Medicine, following a whitewash study that ignored previously verified evidence, that thimerosal, a mercury based preservative, has no causal relationship to skyrocketing cases of autism have been soundly rejected by top doctors and scientists ever since.


Will Krakatoa rock the world again?

Bright orange lava spews up into the air, dark smoke mingles with the clouds and the gloomy night takes on an ominous red glow.

Towering 1,200ft above the tropical stillness of the Sunda Strait in Indonesia, one of the most terrifying volcanoes the world has ever known has begun to stir once more. Almost 126 years to the day since Krakatoa first showed signs of an imminent eruption, stunning pictures released this week prove that the remnant of this once-enormous volcano is bubbling, boiling and brimming over.

With an explosive force 13,000 times the power of the atomic bomb that annihilated Hiroshima, the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa killed more than 36,000 people and radically altered global weather and temperatures for years afterwards. The eruption was so violent and catastrophic that no active volcano in modern times has come close to rivalling it, not even the spectacular eruption of Mount St Helens in the U.S. in 1980. Now, almost a century-and-a-half on, are we about to experience the horrors of Krakatoa once again?

'Volcanic prediction is getting better,' says Professor Jon Davidson, chair of Earth Science at Durham University and a volcanologist who has studied Krakatoa first-hand. 'But we are never going to be able to fully predict big and unusual eruptions, precisely because they are unusual.'

Yet there is little doubt that if Krakatoa were to erupt again with such force and fury, the impact would be far more devastating than that which was experienced in the 19th century. (Daily Mail)

Understanding All Sides

Whenever we examine our lives, we examine them from a particular side or angle. Most of us tend to favor one side over the others. For example, we may tend to look at things from an emotional perspective rather than a financial perspective, or we may prefer to think in terms of details rather than the big picture, or vice versa.
To a certain degree, this is not a problem, and these tendencies add color to our individual personalities. However, they can also make us one-sided, blind to the many other ways of looking at our situation. Even if we have decided that we are most happy when we focus on one particular side of things, it is always worth exploring the other sides. When we do, we become well rounded, more understanding of other viewpoints, and even more solid in our own. Perhaps you are a person who tends to see your life in terms of your spiritual well-being. As a result, other concerns such as financial comfort or social standing may not be prominent in your mind as you make decisions.
However, taking just a moment to consider those angles will help you in several ways. One, it will enable you to see more clearly what your priorities are and how they influence your life situation. Two, it will enhance your sense of confidence, because you will see your situation from all sides, even as you choose one. And three, it will help you communicate with others about who you are and what you are doing, because you will come from a place of understanding that your own biases and tendencies are unique as are theirs. Most of us instinctively come at things from a particular angle, and in many cases this is the right way for us. Still, understanding the other angles only strengthens us. When we look at our lives from all sides, we shed light on the big picture, giving ourselves access to many points of view and highlighting more clearly the one we have chosen to take.

Image Of The Day - One More Crop Circle

Ogbourne St Andrew, nr Marlborough, Wiltshire. Reported 29th July 2009.

Today's Quote

"Forgiveness of others simply means to stop playing those mental movies that you continiously run through your mind about other people doing things to you"......The Daily Guru

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Watery Geburah?

This looks like it is water on Malkuth ... but it isn't.
It's a negative from Google Mars imagery ...

A Kabbalah Insight

According to certain means of addressing the Tree, the Sephiroth can be further subdivided into groups.
One manner of doing this is to label each "column," as shown here, the left-hand "Pillar of Severity," the right-hand "Pillar of Mercy" and the Middle Pillar, also known as the "Pillar of Mildness" or the "Pillar of Equilibrium."

Another manner of subdividing the Sephiroth is to group them into triangles. Da'ath and Malkuth are basically "left out" of these groupings. One grouping is Kether, Chokmah and Binah, sometimes called the "supernal" triangle. A second is Chesed, Geburah and Tiphareth, with labels too numerous to mention. The final triangle consists of Netzach, Hod and Yesod.

Still yet another way of viewing the tree is the "path of the serpent" and the "path of the sword," which visually appears like many magickal symbols, as well as resembling a caduceus somewhat. In this construction, the "path of the serpent" follows the numbers given in order, with the "head" of the serpent in Kether and the "tail" of the serpent in Malkuth. This manner of addressing the three noticeably "touches" all the Sephiroth. To visualize the sword, overlay it on the Middle Pillar, with the hilt in Kether and the point in Malkuth
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A Word on 'Spiritual Practice'

Spiritual practice is difficult in the beginning. You wonder how on earth you can ever do it. But as you get used to it, the practice gradually becomes easier. Do not be too stubborn or push yourself too hard. If you practice in accord with your individual capacity, little by little you will find more pleasure and joy in it. As you gain inner strength, your positive actions will gain in profundity and scope.

The giant anvil-shaped cloud hovering 75,000ft above Earth is photographed by Space Station astronauts

A giant, anvil-shaped cloud bubbles up towards the Earth's stratosphere, looming over West Africa.

The amazing formation would be invisible to anyone on the ground and would even be obscure from a regular passenger jet since they can reach up to 75,000ft. But astronauts captured the astonishing picture from hundreds of miles up as they orbited the globe on the International Space Station.

Anvil clouds are formed mostly from ice and normally form in the upper parts of thunderstorms. They get their shape from the fact that rising warm air in thunderstorms expands and spreads out as the air bumps up against the bottom of the stratosphere.

Streaks of snow are often seen falling out of the edges of anvils. This light snow usually evaporates as it falls through the relatively dry air surrounding the upper part of the thunderstorm.

Images released today showed Tom Marshburn and Christopher Cassidy doing final maintenance work on the exterior of the complex ahead of their departure today. The four-hour and 54-minute procedure involved rewiring, camera setup, tidying cables and installing handrails and a portable foot restraint to aid future spacewalkers. The five spacewalks together spanned a total of 30 hours. (Daily Mail)

A Spiritual Conspiracy

'The word conspiracy (con + spire) actually means to breathe together. The poetic essay below is an inspiring reminder that we are being deliciously enveloped by a growing spiritual conspiracy. Increasing numbers around the globe are breathing together.

As old structures crumble around us, we are conspiring to breath new life and a new way of living into our world. We know that no matter how crazy things may look on the surface, the universe is conspiring to shower us with blessings. Enjoy the rich flow of conscious conspiracy as you breathe in the soul-touching words below.'

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How Do We Know That What We See Is Real?

Suppose someone were to put electrodes in our brains and stimulate the visual part of our brains mimicking the impulses we normally receive. Would we see? Definitely we would. But we wouldn't be seeing what is there outside. We wouldn't be seeing what is real. We'd be seeing because some electricity was put in our brain, and it would look the same as our real objects!

How do we know the science is true? Of course we can observe, but science tells us that we don't directly experience objects .. and just as we could be deceived by a wicked scientist putting electrodes in our brains, we could be deceived, in the same way, into thinking that science was 'real.'

Therefore, isn't it true that if we accept this scientific account then we cannot be certain that anything exists out there because we can never directly perceive it. Strangely, if this scientific theory is true we cannot prove it, because we can never perceive anything directly, so we do not know how and from where the experience came into our minds. Even our knowledge of eyes, nerves, bits of brain, is not direct but via electrical and chemical events in our brain!

In the olden days, we thought that there were objects, material things, such as bricks, trees, mountains and goats, which were themselves real and constant in a way independent of our looking and otherwise perceiving them. These were things that had primary qualities which did not change and other qualities, sometimes called secondary qualities, which were our reaction to the primary object, and which did change depending on. These secondary qualities were colour, shape, etc. No thinker suggested that the actual object had these qualities. They were qualities we gave to objects.

For example, a rose might look red to us, but if no one was looking at it, we couldn't really say it was red. We might have said it had the power to elicit the colour red in our minds, but this primary quality of being able to elicit the red sensation was not 'red.' The colour was our reaction to the object. So we assume there was something out there, say next door's cat, which was a real object. However our experience of it, blackness, meowing, shape, etc, were largely our reaction to the real object and not the real object itself.

Have you ever been in a shop to buy something, say curtains, where the colour is very important? Have you heard these stories of people getting home only to find the colour looked different? The curtains were the same curtains in the shop. Their primary qualities hadn't changed, but our experience of them, the secondary qualities, changed when we viewed them under different lighting conditions. Because the length and weight, for example, remain the same, we may be tempted to think these are the primary qualities, and colour is just subjective.

Science rushed off to discover these primary qualities and developed concepts like mass which were supposed to describe the real object. However, pretty soon, we realised that the so called primary qualities were just as much secondary as colour and the rest! Although we can specify conditions and measuring instruments which largely give us consistent results, it is a human being who is perceiving the measuring instruments and their reaction on him or her. We cannot know the real object apart from our perception of it. A question like, 'What does something look like when no one is looking at it?' is clearly nonsense, and unanswerable. (

Images Of The Day

Negative images' of a distant world ... via Google Mars ...

Images which have a certain 'earthly familiarity' ...

Suggestions of ... water?

Finding Your Pinnacle

Throughout history, humankind has stood in awe of mountains. The strength and sturdiness evident in the rocky crags and smooth slopes of peaks around the globe have from time immemorial inspired creativity and kindled courage. Mountains have been venerated by many cultures, which worshipped great summits as gods and sacred beings.

In their looming presence, humanity has seen power, steadfastness, and resolve. Yet you needn’t live near a mountain to tap into this vast energy of commanding grandeur. Conversely, since mountains are as unique in form as human beings, your locale may exist under the unwavering gaze of a small mountain without your knowing it. As you practice mountain meditation, the power that lurks in the heart of all mountains will flow into you while their essential beauty reminds you that you, too, are a creature of the earth.

If there are mountains in your area, plan to spend some time enjoying the peaceful embrace of Mother Nature, which can be a potent meditation aid. Likewise, grasping a rock or stone in your hand will enable you to easily tap into earth energy. If you are prevented by circumstance from visiting a mountain, however, begin by visualizing yourself at the base of a towering summit. Holding a rock can be helpful to tune into mountain energy. You may find yourself picturing a steep and majestic snowcapped peak or a lush, tree-covered mass that rises gently from the earth. Sit or imagine yourself sitting at the mountain’s base and spend a few minutes simply coexisting with it. When you feel tranquil, express your intention to commune with your mountain and ask to receive its energy.

Project your consciousness onto the mountain’s peak, and look down upon the flatlands over which it stands guard. Send light to the flora and fauna that call the mountain home. You may discover that you feel wonderfully immense and unshakable as you delve deeper into the meditation. Finally, ask the mountain to serve as a guide and give it your sincerest gratitude. If you have literally visited a plateau or summit, pass time with the mountain by camping, hiking, or picnicking upon it. Or, if your journey has been a spiritual one, use your imagination to survey the sights, sounds, and scents of your mountain. As your explorations progress, you will become ever more grounded, growing gradually into your personal power. When you are finished meditating with mountain energy, give thanks to this strong and powerful energy for sharing time with you.

Quotes For Today

“Forgiveness unleashes joy. It brings peace. It washes the slate clean. It sets all the highest values of love in motion."......John MacArthur “

It may be infinitely worse to refuse to forgive than to murder, because the latter may be an impulse of a moment of heat; whereas the former is a cold and deliberate choice of the heart."......George MacDonald

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

The Brain -- Where Reality Emerges??

It seems that the brain is the "editor" for our reality. It puts together certain pieces of incoming sensory information and forms what we call our reality.

In order for us to exist in this 3-D plane of existence, we must have our experience processed into time and space by our brain. This is what allows us to reside effortlessly in this level of being. The editing process of the brain is also what keeps us believing that reality is solid.

The chair you are sitting on, the computer you are looking at, and the ground you have your feet on are all made up of mostly nothing. If you are knowledgeable about basic science you know that these things are composed of atoms, but when you get down to the core all objects and pretty much anything we consider to be real is made up of mostly empty space. They just seem solid because of how our brain perceives these things and “translates” them into time-space reality.

Although this censoring/editing process that happens in the brain is what allows us to reside in this level of being so effortlessly, it is also what limits us to this plane of existence. It is this factor that keeps us on one side of the veil ... read more ...

Hubble pictures Jupiter's 'scar'

Hubble has trained its new camera on the atmospheric disturbance on Jupiter believed to have been caused by a comet or asteroid impact.
The telescope used the Wide Field Camera 3 fitted on the recent shuttle servicing mission to capture ultra-sharp visible-light images of the scar. The dark spot near the gas giant's southern pole was noticed first by an amateur Australian astronomer.

Some of the world's biggest telescopes have since taken detailed pictures. Engineers at the US space agency, Nasa, interrupted the post-servicing commissioning of the refurbished Hubble to use the WFC-3.

"Because we believe this magnitude of impact is rare, we are very fortunate to see it with Hubble," said Amy Simon-Miller of Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. "Details seen in the Hubble view show a lumpiness to the debris plume caused by turbulence in Jupiter's atmosphere." (BBC News)

Some Buddhist Inspiration ...

The quality of life in the realm of the gods may look superior to our own, yet the masters tell us that human life is infinitely more valuable. Why? Because of the very fact that we have the awareness and intelligence that are the raw materials for enlightenment, and because the very suffering that pervades this human realm is itself the spur to spiritual transformation.Pain, grief, loss, and ceaseless frustration of every kind are there for a very real and dramatic purpose: to wake us up, to enable, almost to force us to break out of the cycle of samsara and so release our imprisoned splendour.

Visualise ....

A celestial journey of meditational yoga acompanied by the beautiful celestial art of Kagaya. This will take you into the world of celestial fantasy and inner peace.

Image Of The Day - Uniquely Oz

Kangaroos in Tuggernarong

The Shift to the New Reality

The Shift is the mass awakening of humanity’s heart. This transformation of consciousness, the greatest one ever recorded, first became apparent in the mid-1960s and has been building momentum ever since.

The Shift is a collective transformation consisting of the sum of each individual’s step forward into the New Reality. Each person, in their own time, is moving forward into a new stage of consciousness, one which brings a wider vista and an awareness that springs from the heart.

In the early 1960s, just one in fifty adults had reached this new awareness. Today, according to extensive surveys, more than one in four adults in the United States and Europe have moved into the heart space which forms the nucleus of The Shift.

The New Reality is not something vague. It is as real as the notes on a piano keyboard. It has a specific frequency, as this book will reveal. Each stage of human consciousness resonates to a specific note within the musical octave. This new stage of consciousness resonates to the note F sharp. When a person’s consciousness reaches a frequency that resonates with F sharp, then - and not before then - they discover unconditional love and the ability to envision a future filled with hope and peace.

The New Reality is about discovering your true potential, about living your highest joy and serving others in the way that best fulfils your highest purpose. It’s about cooperation instead of competition. It’s about becoming a whole person in mind, body and spirit.

The Shift to the New Reality brings to each individual a sense of greater freedom, greater joy and personal fulfillment.

The Shift to the New Reality is all about heart-powered consciousness ... read more ...

Metaphysics Introduction

Metaphysics is defined as the branch of philosophy that examines the true nature of reality, whether visible or invisible. Metaphysics includes the relationship between mind and matter, substance and attribute, and, fact and value. Basically, metaphysics is the philosophical study of being and knowing. It is very closely related to spirituality, but it is not a religion.
The confusing thing about the word metaphysics is that it has been used to cover any one or a combination of the following subjects: Philosophy, Religion, Parapsychology, Mysticism, Yoga, ESP, Dreams, Jungian Psychology, Astrology, Meditation, Self-Help Studies, Positive Thinking, Life after Death, Reincarnation, etc… A metaphysics introduction must mention each of these topics to be complete. As, they are each important parts of metaphysics.

This wide range of subjects that can fall under metaphysics all have a common denominator, which is that they deal with the exploration and understanding of Reality ... read more ...

Quote For The Day

Nothing is ever lost.
Everything simply changes form.
Remember this in the face of Life's ever-changing circumstances.

Russian Navy UFO records say aliens love oceans

The Russian navy has declassified its records of encounters with unidentified objects technologically surpassing anything humanity ever built, reports Svobodnaya Pressa news website.

The records dating back to soviet times were compiled by a special navy group collecting reports of unexplained incidents delivered by submarines and military ships. The group was headed by deputy Navy commander Admiral Nikolay Smirnov, and the documents reveal numerous cases of possible UFO encounters, the website says.
Vladimir Azhazha, former navy officer and a famous Russian UFO researcher, says the materials are of great value.

“Fifty percent of UFO encounters are connected with oceans. Fifteen more – with lakes. So UFOs tend to stick to the water,” he said.

On one occasion a nuclear submarine, which was on a combat mission in the Pacific Ocean, detected six unknown objects. After the crew failed to leave behind their pursuers by manoeuvring, the captain ordered to surface. The objects followed suit, took to the air, and flew away.

Many mysterious events happened in the region of Bermuda Triangle, recalls retired submarine commander Rear Admiral Yury Beketov. Instruments malfunctioned with no apparent reason or detected strong interference. The former navy officer says this could be deliberate disruption by UFOs. (Russia Today)

It is Official: WHO Recommends Mandatory Injections to Almost Two Hundred Countries

'Executives from Baxter, Novartis, Glaxo-Smith Kline, and Sanofi Pasteur have seats at the advisory group that on July 13th recommended mandatory H1N1 vaccination of everyone in all 194 countries that belong to the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a report just issued by journalist Jane Burgermeister. WHO spokesperson Alphaluck Bhatiasevi confirmed that Dr. Margaret Chan did not give the press briefing at WHO headquarters in Geneva as anticipated. At short notice, Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny stepped in to announce that "vaccines will be needed in all countries."

According to WHO documents, vaccines "such as those that are formulated with oil-in-water adjuvants and live attenuated influenza vaccines are important." Health workers, pregnant women, healthy young adults of 15 to 49 years, and healthy children will be the targeted groups of the world wide vaccine effort.'


A Word on "Ayurveda"

Ayurveda is based on the ancient wisdom of good living. The word Ayurveda is formed from the root words of Ayu = Life; & Veda = Science (or the way).
Thus, Ayurveda is defined as 'the Science of life'. Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine that uses herbs and oils to heal and rejuvenate. Heavily influenced by the system of the same name in India, Ayurveda is widely used in Sri Lanka for a range of ailments. Essentially, Ayurveda postulates that the five elements (earth, air, ether, water and light) are linked to the five senses and these in turn shape the nature of an individual's constitution -their DOSHA or life force. These DOSHAS are referred to in Sanskrit as VATA, PITTA and KAPHA. Each has a cluster of qualities that distinguish them from each other. Disease and illness occur when they are out of balance. The purpose of Ayurvedic treatment is to restore the balance and thus good health. (

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Buddhist Inspiration ..

" have greater self-awareness or understanding means to have a better grasp of reality. Now, the opposite of reality is to project onto yourself qualities that are not there, ascribe to yourself characteristics in contrast to what is actually the case. For example, when you have a distorted view of yourself, such as through excessive pride or arrogance, because of these states of mind, you have an exaggerated sense of your qualities and personal abilities. Your view of your own abilities goes far beyond your actual abilities. On the other hand, when you have low self-esteem, then you underestimate your actual qualities and abilities. You belittle yourself, you put yourself down. This leads to a complete loss of faith in yourself. So excess--both in terms of exaggeration and devaluation--are equally destructive. lt is by addressing these obstacles and by constantly examining your personal character, qualities, and abilities, that you can learn to have greater self-understanding. This is the way to become more self-aware."
The Art of Happiness at Work

Dr. John Cannell on Vitamin D and Swine Flu

'Between Light And The Night'

Then shall there come unto man the great warfare that shall make the Earth tremble and shake in its course. Aye, then shall the Dark Brothers open the warfare between Light and the night.

When man again shall conquer the ocean and fly in the air on wings like the birds; when he has learned to harness the lightning, then shall the time of warfare begin. Great shall the battle be twixt the forces, great the warfare of darkness and Light.

Nation shall rise against nation using the dark forces to shatter the Earth. Weapons of force shall wipe out the Earth-man until half of the races of men shall be gone. Then shall come forth the Sons of the Morning and give their edict to the children of men, saying:O men, cease from thy striving against thy brother. Only thus can ye come to the Light. Cease from thy unbelief, O my brother, and follow the path and know ye are right. (Extract from 'The Emerald Tablets Of Thoth)

The Spiritual Meaning of 'Willow'

Also known as White Willow, Tree of Enchantment and Witches' Asprin. Willow was one of the seven sacred trees of the Irish and also a Druid sacred Tree. The willow is the tree of enchantment, sacred to the a Moon tree and also sacred to the White Lady.
Its groves were considered so magickal that priests, priestesses and all types of artisans sat among these trees to gain eloquence, inspiration, skills and prophecies. For a wish to be granted, ask permission of the willow, explaining your desire. Select a pliable shoot and tie a loose knot in it while expressing what you want. When the wish is fulfilled. return and untie the knot. Remember to thank the willow and leave a gift.

The words “willow (wicker)” and “Wicca” are thought to be derived from the same root meaning “to bend”, or “to be pliant.” The willow, as crone, is the third wood of the witch’s besom, being the flexible bark, which binds the maiden
birch rods to the mother ash handle. (The flexibility of the willow means it can be either crone or maiden). The Willow wand can be used to banish long-held grief, It is also a favourite wand of poets and those seeking inspiration and vivid inspirational dreams. Used in all moon or water magic. It has a powerful feminine 'yin' energy. Willow can help a person get in touch with their subconscious feelings and desires.

Quote for the Day

There is an urge within each of us driving us deeper into the heart of Life...
a hunger for That which is essential.
Trust this impulse.
It is Reality guiding you toward Itself.

A Word on 'Goji Berries'

Goji Berries are a very rich source of vitamin C, having 500 times more vitamin C per ounce than oranges, actually more almost than any fruit you could name. They are also a superb source of vitamin A, not surprising because they are a really pretty red color. Goji berries also have vitamins B1, B2, B6, and E; they are becoming a famous antioxidant.

They are also a rich source of both selenium and germanium and have hence been used in a number of clinical trials involving cancer patients. When given to patients undergoing chemotherapy, the berries conferred significant protection for the liver. In Oriental medicine, they are said to correct chi deficiency, meaning that people with low energy, insomnia, heart palpitations, and even anxiety are more comfortable after consuming goji berries. The berries have 18 amino acids (higher than bee pollen) and 21 trace minerals, linoleic acid, and more beta carotene than carrots.

They are also a rich source of both selenium and germanium and have hence been used in a number of clinical trials involving cancer patients. When given to patients undergoing chemotherapy, the berries conferred significant protection for the liver. In Oriental medicine, they are said to correct chi deficiency, meaning that people with low energy, insomnia, heart palpitations, and even anxiety are more comfortable after consuming goji berries. The berries have 18 amino acids (higher than bee pollen) and 21 trace minerals, linoleic acid, and more beta carotene than carrots.

In vitro studies suggest that goji berries kill many kinds of cancer cells. The mechanism whereby this happens is believed to involve some factor that inhibits the ability of the cell to divide, thus lowering its reproductive capacity. A large study in Japan suggested that tumour growth was inhibited by 58% among the patients eating goji berries as compared to the control groups. A study in Mongolia showed that patients eating the goji berries had a significant increase in lymphocyte activity and that their blood began to resemble that of much younger persons.

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"Walking By Myself"

Gary Moore from the Dvd One Night in Dublin.

Revealed: How NO-ONE gets the top broadband speeds claimed by internet service providers

Top broadband speeds claimed by internet service providers are not achieved by any of them - meaning that no consumers in Britain benefit.

Media regulators have shown that the fastest connections to the web on offer from companies such as BT and AOL are 'theoretical'. Ofcom said none achieved their boasts and 'hardly any' got close. The disclosure prompted calls for an inquiry into the way internet packages are sold.

Broadband services are generally marketed on the basis of top connection speeds. More than half of users are on packages offering speeds of up to 8 megabits per second. Ofcom checks showed that about 45 per cent of users in this category - or more than 4million homes - had an average speed of only 3.9 megabits per second. Some 20 per cent of those with these packages could not even get above 2 megabits, the standard laid down in Labour plans to give everyone broadband.

The highest a customer on one of these packages can hope for is about 7.2 megabits - and then only if they live very close to a telephone exchange.

Faster access to the net allows web pages to load quicker and dramatically shortens the time it takes to download files. To download a high- quality film at 8 megabits would take 1 hour and 11 minutes and a music track would take 5 seconds. At 2 megabits, the same film would take 4 hours and 48 minutes and the song 21 seconds.

As part of its investigations Ofcom revealed that AOL, Tiscali and BT were among the worst performers among the top nine companies. Virgin Media, which offers more powerful services through its cable network, was the best. Ofcom said speeds were affected by the firms' technology and the capacity of their networks.

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Sinister Sites – National Memorial and Arboretum, U.K.

'Police and military memorials are probably the most occult monuments you can find. Considered to be the largest Memorial built since WWII, the National Memorial in Staffordshire, U.K. is totally built on Masonic and Illuminati principles. Does this structure commemorate fallen soldiers or does it celebrate their ritual sacrifice? The symbols say it all.'


Image Of The Day

Photo / Video - Face Shaped Orb - Perth, Australia'

This photograph was taken on July 24th 209. In slow motion there is a depiction of a face shaped orb. The photographer 'Paul' has maintained this apparition occurs....this is the first time he was able to capture it on video'

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Cleansing Your Power Centre

Gut feelings earn their name from the place in the body where they make themselves known. A pang in your gut when you may be doing the wrong thing, or a vibrant zing when your body approves, can guide you reliably at times when logic fails. Sometimes, when logic prevails, we ignore our gut and live to regret it, understanding later that a rational approach is only one way of determining what is going on in a situation and how we should react.

Our gut resides in the neighborhood of our solar plexus and the third chakra just above your belly button. When it is functioning well, we can trust its guidance and adjust our actions accordingly. Many of us have a tendency to hold in this area of our bodies. We may take shallow breaths that never reach this vital nexus that is the source of our empowerment. It is in this place that we find the courage to act, to reach out into the world and create change.
When our power center is out of balance, we are timid and out of sync, wishing we had said something we were only able to phrase later when we were alone; wishing we had acted on an opportunity we didn’t see until it was past. In order to utilize your power center, you may want to focus your attention on it more regularly and make time to care for it. You can begin right now by taking a deep breath into your belly. On the exhale, pull your navel in toward your spine so as to empty out completely before taking another deep breath into your belly.
When you empty completely, you release stagnant energy and create more space to be filled with fresh, nourishing breath. The more you practice this simple, cleansing exercise, the more clear and communicative your gut feelings will be and the more comfortable you will feel acting on them.

Monday, 27 July 2009

The Birds in Alchemy

In alchemical writings we meet a seemingly bewildering multiplicity of animal symbols - red lions, white eagles, stags, unicorns, winged dragons and snakes. Although at first glance all this complex mass of symbolism seems tortured and confused there is an inner coherence to these symbols, which the ancient alchemists used in specific ways reflecting their esoteric content. The alchemists always integrated the symbols they used, so that one has to look at the total context, the background against which they stand, but when the birds appear in this sequence it is almost certain that the following interpretation can be applied.

Firstly, let us look at the symbols in general. What did the alchemists wish to symbolise by birds? The essential thing about birds is that they, having as their domain the air element, mediate between the earthly realm and the heaven world. The alchemist in observing the flight of birds, recognised in them a picture of the human soul undergoing spiritual development. The soul, aspiring upwards, flying free of the restraints of the earth bound body seeking the heavenly light, only to have to return to the earthly consciousness again after the meditation, the alchemist symbolised by the bird. Thus the bird symbols, in alchemy, reflect the inner experiences of soul alchemy, the soaring of the soul free from the earth bound body and the physical senses. The soul, in the meditations of soul alchemy, touches upon the spiritual world, and brings something of this back into the outer life again. The birds as symbols mediate between the physical and spiritua1 worlds, they reflect certain archetypal experiences encountered by the soul in its development through the alchemical process. These symbols were used in two ways. Firstly, as a description in a text of one aspect of the process. Thus the alchemist might indicate a certain process as the Pelican stage, and describe certain facets of this by using perhaps other symbols, Secondly, these bird symbols could be used as a subject matter for a meditation, and by inwardly building such a symbol, one connected in soul with the essential experience of the particular stage of the alchemical-soul process. (Read More ...)

The Elementals of Densest Matter

Among the manipulating devas of the lowest level of the dense physical plane are to be found certain subterranean forms of existence, of which hints are to be found in the ancient and occult books.

There is to be found in the very bowels of the earth, an evolution of a peculiar nature, with a close resemblance to the human. They have bodies of a peculiarly gross kind, which might be regarded as distinctly physical as we understand the term. They dwell in settlements, or groups, under a form of government suited to their needs in the central caves several miles below the crust of the earth. Their work is closely connected with the mineral kingdom, and the "agnichaitans" of the central fires are under their control. Their bodies are constituted so as to stand much pressure, and they are not dependent upon as free a circulation of air as man is, nor do they resent the great heat to be found in the earth's interior. Little can here be communicated anent these existences, for they are connected with the lesser vital portions of the physical body of the planetary Logos, finding their microcosmic correspondence in the feet and legs of a man. They are one of the factors which make possible the revolutionary progressive activity of a planet.

Allied with them are several other groups of low class entities, whose place in the scheme of things can only be described as having relation to the grosser planetary functions. Little is gained by enlarging upon these lives and their work; it is not possible for man in any way to contact them, nor would it be desirable. When they have pursued their evolutionary cycle, they will take their place in a later cycle in the ranks of certain deva bodies that are related to the animal kingdom.

It is commonly supposed that all the fairies, gnomes, elves, and like nature spirits are to be found solely in etheric matter, but this is not so. They are to be found in bodies of gaseous and liquid substance likewise, but the mistake has arisen for the reason that the basis of all that which can be objectively seen is the etheric structure, and these little busy lives frequently protect their dense physical activities through the agency of glamor, and cast a veil over their objective manifestation. When etheric vision is present then they can be seen, for the glamor, as we understand it, is only a veil over that which is tangible. (Treatise On Cosmic Fire)


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Drawing Energy

Psychic energy is a strengthening, encouraging energy that exists in nature. You will need psychic energy to use psychic abilities. Energy comes from many sources, including the sun, moon, earth, nature, water, wind, storms, fire, emotions, and movement. People carry energy with them at all times. However, this energy can become drained as you use your abilities. Because of this, having other energy sources to draw from can help you avoid getting too tired.

Choose an energy source you enjoy to draw energy from. Feel energy from that source flowing into you. You can picture it as a garden hose pouring energy into you, or as a waterfall all around you. You might picture it as light surrounding and filling you, or a fire warming you. The energy surrounds and fills you, raising your energy to a much stronger level.

As you feel the energy flow through you, relax and focus on staying balanced. Don’t hold the energy in; let it flow through. Bottling it up will stop the flow. Raise the energy strength as far as you can comfortably go. Then, hold the energy flow at that speed and strength for a few minutes. Practice holding it stable.

If you begin to feel lightheaded, imagine a connection into the ground to let go of the excess energy. Lightheadedness usually means that you have too much energy and need to let some of it go back into the earth, like grounding an electrical system. As you draw energy, take only what feels appropriate. Don't force it; just gently draw the energy. Forcing it will only make it more difficult to get the right amount of energy.

When you are done, you will want to finish comfortably. Direct the energy flow back into the ground. Let the intensity gradually reduce. Send the energy securely into the ground, and bring yourself back to a normal state of mind. Close it down until it feels fully settled. Then let go of the final bit, and relax.(

Pine Gap

This facility is located in the Australian out-back, and is one of a number of NSA bases located world-wide within the UKUSA network. Pine Gap is very remote, and seems to have a multitude of functions attached to it. It has been linked to the UFO phenomenon by a number of researchers, and appears to have been the source of the ‘beam’ that appeared on the famous STS 48 footage, causing the anomalous objects, caught on the Space Shuttle’s video camera, to veer off in a multitude of directions.
This has caused some researchers to speculate that Pine Gap is home to ground-based ‘Star Wars’ weaponry, capable of a first-strike against UFOs, or foreign satellites in a low Earth orbit.

Located twelve miles from Alice Springs in Australia’s Northern Territory, Pine Gap is a highly secret communications base run by the National Security Agency. Ostensibly a "Joint Defence Space Research Facility" sponsored by both American and Australian defence departments, Pine Gap serves principally as a downlink for geosynchronous SIGINT (signals Intelligence) satellites. It was established by the Central Intelligence Agency in 1966 and is run jointly by the CIA and the NSA. According to one American observer: "The Australians have accorded the [Pine Gap] facility remarkable hospitality. People and cargo routinely fly in and out, entering and exiting without the burden of customs or immigration checks. The place enjoys almost extra-territorial status."

It is clear that the Americans control this massive facility on foreign soil. This would not be surprising, given the historic arrangement undertaken by the signatories of the UKUSA agreement. Australia appears to be a junior partner of a signals intelligence-gathering operation that is dominated by America and Britain. The odd thing about Pine Gap is its placement. Where the British spy-base, GCHQ, is located on the outskirts of the English town of Cheltenham (and is currently subject to a high profile £600 million redevelopment), Pine Gap’s remoteness is almost akin to Area 51 in Nevada. It’s little wonder, then, that rumours abound about UFO research and development at this facility. It’s low profile might very well be due to the sensitivity of American operations being carried out on Australian soil. It is well known, for instance, that GCHQ and Menwith Hill in England have a strong American presence, but this is acceptable here in Britain because of the ‘special relationship’ between our two countries, especially with respect to sharing Intelligence information.

Would the Australian public at large be quite so sympathetic to an overt American presence in the Northern Territories? It seems unlikely, especially considering the historical legacy of Britain’s atomic bomb tests in the Fifties. Even so, there may be some truth to the rumours of UFOs and space weaponry at Pine Gap, the evidence for which continues to grow. (

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UK UFO sightings 'double in a single year'

A total of 285 unidentified flying objects were reported to the Ministry Of Defence in 2008, compared to just 135 in 2007, according to official documents.

The reports include a mystery craft spotted hovering opposite Parliament was reported on February 12th, 2008. According to the document: 'There was a craft that had green, red and white lights. It was still and static in the sky. It was seen for about half an hour.'The rise in the number of sightings - the biggest since 1998 - was described as 'phenomenal' by experts.
The MoD only investigate reports of unidentified flying objects that it considers may pose a risk to national security, and most of the incidents seem just to have been logged and ignored. On June 28, near Cobham in Somerset, a document notes that someone reported seeing 'something interesting' in the sky. A few days earlier, it states: 'Twenty-five amber lights were seen leaving the Heathrow area. They were seen travelling West at 45 degrees, 200-300 knots'.

Another interesting sighting was reported in February 2008 where a UFO the size of a 747 was reported above Leeds, West Yorkshire. That craft was described as a 'jumbo jet sized object which was flat and round with a blue ripple underside. It made no sound and then disappeared.'

The dossier was published just one week after it emerged the RAF has tried to shoot down UFOs under instructions from the MoD. Former MoD UFO investigator, Nick Pope, claims that pilots have aimed at UFOs several times, but have failed to bring them down. Mr Pope, who worked on the MoD's UFO section for three years, said the 'shoot down' directive had been in place since the 1980s. Pope says 'We know of cases where the order has been given to shoot down - with little effect to the UFO... Firing at UFOs was 'not automatic but happens when something in our airspace is deemed to be a threat.' 'In the case of UFOs, whether the object is causing a threat is very much a (pilot’s) judgment call.'

And in January 09 it was claimed that a UFO ripped a 60ft blade off a wind farm turbine in Lincolnshire. Hundreds of witnesses reported hearing an earsplitting bang at 4am. One saw orangey-yellow spheres skimming across the sky, while another reported a 'massive ball of light' with 'tentacles going right down to the ground'.

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A Word on 'Daedalus

The labyrinth from which Theseus escaped by means of the clew of Ariadne was built by Daedalus, most skillful artificer. It was an edifice with numberless winding passages and turnings opening into one another, and seeming to have neither beginning nor end, like the river Maeander, which returns on itself, and flows now onward, now backward, in its course to the sea.

Daedalus built the labyrinth for King Minos, but afterward lost the favor of the king, and was shut up in a tower. He contrived to make his escape from his prison, but could not leave the island by sea, as the king kept strict watch on all the vessels and permitted none to sail without being carefully searched. "Minos may control the land and sea," said Daedalus, "but not the regions of the air. I will try that way." So he set to work to fabricate wings for himself and his young son Icarus. He wrought feathers together, beginning with the smallest and adding larger, so as to form an increasing surface. The larger ones he secured with thread and the smaller ones with wax, and gave the whole a gentle curvature like the wings of a bird. Icarus, the boy, stood and looked on, sometimes running to gather up the feathers which the wind had blown away, and then handling the wax and working it over with his fingers, by his play impeding his father in his labours.

When at last the work was done, the artist, waving his wings, found himself buoyed upward and hung suspended, poising himself on the beaten air. He next equipped his son in the same manner and taught him how to fly, as a bird tempts her young ones from the lofty nest into the air. When all was prepared for flight he said, "Icarus, my son, I charge you to keep at a moderate height, for if you fly too low the damp will clog your wings, and if too high the heat will melt them. Keep near me and you will be safe."

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Letting Your Light Shine

We are each born into this world with unique gifts. Within us is a glimmer of the divine, a light that can potentially make the world a more beautiful place. But in many, that light lies dormant, snuffed out by fears and feelings of inadequacy.

To spark it is to attract attention, face the possibility of rejection or the responsibility of success, and risk being labeled immodest. Yet when we undermine the light by hiding our aptitudes and quashing our dreams, we deny ourselves and others a wealth of experiences. Your abilities are a part of who you are and when you take pride in them, you affirm the love, esteem, and trust with which you view yourself. Moreover, as you express the light within, you grant others permission to do the same, freeing them to explore their own talents.

For some, we are taught to hide our light from the world since childhood. Relatives caution us that the professions associated with our aptitudes are unattainable. Our peers may be envious of our skills and thus overly critical of the activities we instinctively enjoy. And authority figures admonish us to be humble and avoid showing off. But there is a vast chasm that separates those who let their light shine and those who seek only to draw attention to themselves. When you dare to share your light with the world, the beauty and perfection of your soul become clearly visible.

You become a whole being—the literal embodiment of your vast potential. Whether you are a wonderful dancer, a first-rate cook, quick with numbers, or a natural negotiator, you’ll come to understand that you do the world no favors when you hold yourself back. If you have hidden your light for so long that it has shrunk to an ember, make a list of everything you do well, however impractical, silly, or seemingly inconsequential. Then ask yourself how you can positively utilize those abilities in your daily life. The gifts you were born with were not granted to you arbitrarily. While you may never discover what impact your light has had on others, you can be certain that when you embrace your talents and share them with others, you will spread illumination in the world.

Scaremongery?: Daily Express | UK News : "Thousands face death in swine flu jabs delay"

Daily Express UK News :: Thousands face death in swine flu jabs delay

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And so the scaremongering by the media world continues with joe public being exposed to such headlines in their papers as this one. Note there are no similar healdines relating to the 'normal' influenza which claims tens of thousands of lives each year. Why isn't normal influenza ever been a pandemic? How many of the alleged Swine Flu victims are victims of normal influenza? The recent headline of 100,000 cases of Swine Flu in the UK appears to be a falsehood, because at the same time the WHO web-site had a figure of around 940,000 for the entire world! It boils down to the media being focused on getting Joe Public to panic ... so they will dash for the vaccine. It is therefore the vaccine that is the worry!

Inspiration for Today

"To try is to risk failure. But risk must be taken because the greatest hazard of life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live, and love." -- Leo Buscaglia

Daring to risk is an essential step to self empowerment. This is the key to breaking out of stuck thinking and behaviour. It is about breaking through the comfort zones and barriers. It is about experiencing new levels of mind and feelings. It is about experiencing more life.

"A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." -- George Bernard Shaw

"Only those who risk going too far can know how far they can go." -- Unknown source

Sunday, 26 July 2009

A Word on 'The Natal Chart'

Our natal chart is very much like a snapshot of the sky at the moment we took our first breath. We carry our natal chart with us through the entire course of our lives, even though the planets and luminaries continue their movement and cycles. However, as the planets and points move ahead, they form special relationships to the planets and points in our individual natal charts.

History Channel Documentary Validates Chemtrails and Weather Warfare

Make Me, Break Me, Re-make Me

Everything that exists consists of many lesser parts in a relationship to one another. In simple physical objects the relationships tend to be relatively static. In living beings the relationships are a dynamic homeostasis. Entities on magickal levels -- including those we call the personality and the soul or solar self -- are also complex systems in a dynamic balance.

Whenever a new source of activity or energy is introduced into a dynamic system, it produces a disruption of the existing patterns of balance. Some relationships are broken entirely; others are stretched out of shape and their action distorted. The connections between all parts of the system become looser and behave in strange ways until the new source is incorporated into the system.

We see this on every level of human experience. A new environment tends to make us anxious or puts us into a heightened state of alertness until we can define our relationship to it. An unusual object confuses our senses until we become familiar with it. Social interactions in a group change when a new member is admitted. And so on.

Initiatory magick is nothing more (and nothing less) than a constant, willed repetition of this process. The magician invokes some source of magickal energy, or some being(s) existing on a higher level of organization than himself. The response brings new contacts and energy into the complex system that is himself, producing a "mind-expanding" experience, stretching and breaking the habitual relationships between parts. Incorporation of these new contacts and energies into the system produces a new dynamic balance and a broader scope of perception. Certain levels of organization are relatively stable, and relatively common in group-experience; these we call "grades" of initiation.

In Achad's Tree of Life, the path of Mars connects Binah with Geburah. And the movement from the latter to the former provides the archetype of the process represented by this Part. Like any other energy, the entrance of Binah energy into the self produces a disruption and stretching of relationships. Since Binah is a transcendental power, it cannot be fully absorbed or integrated into a finite being. The integration must take place within the transcendent realm.

During the initial inflows of transcendent energy, and for some time afterwards, the finite self isn't capable of actually perceiving them. All it can perceive are the effects; a raising of awareness coupled with the "stretching" of itself to a point of near-dissolution. This is the experience of the False Sephira, Da'ath. (Source: The 91 Parts To The Earth)

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'Planet X' phenomena, Hamilton, NZ circa September 2002

Both images taken by photographing directly at the sun
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A Word on the 'Ace of Wands '

The ace of wands also reminds us of the creative control we have in our lives. Specifically when we look at the card, we note the hand holding the out a rod symbolizing our passion. This is indicative of our ability to take hold of our desires and allow that passion to fuel us up to reach our goals.

When in a reversed or in a position of conflict, this card may be a message that you are letting your wants or desires control you and it's time to get a better handle on your emotions.

The beauty of this card stands out loud and clear. It is a beacon amongst the Tarot pantheon, ever holding its light bright for all to see the way to clarity.

As such, the ace of wands Tarot card meaning often deals with creative insight. Many times this card shows up after the querent has gone through a period of murky waters or a time of stagnation in which he/she seemed to be "stuck." Hence the symbolism of the flame thrust out of the thick, obscuring clouds.

In this case, the ace of wands Tarot card is a bright jolt in the Tarot spread. A promise of motion, direction, and positive energy building to a delightful result.

This card is calls loudest to artists, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and those seeking to set out on a new creative path. To them, it is the "green light" card - a sign of positive encouragement, a signal to go for gusto! in their endeavours. (tarot

'We Are The Weavers Of Our Destiny'

As weavers of our own lives, we see objects of the ordinary world, external or internal, beings, events, feelings, and actions as multi-coloured threads giving meaning and linking us to life. While observed from the outside world, these disparate and unrelated objects and beings take on for us their "usual" appearance and separateness for us.
However, seen from the level of our awakened awareness, they jointly develop a wonderful and harmonious relationship analogous to the threads in a tapestry.

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.

The Lost Land of Lyonesse

There are many legends of towns and countries submerged beneath the waves, but the legend of the lost land of Lyonesse is possibly the most famous. Lyonesse, we are told, was once a country beyond Land's End that boasted fine cities and 140 churches.

According to The Saxon Chronicle Lyonesse was obliterated on the 11th November 1099. The chronicle tells of the sea inundating the land and drowning towns, people, and animals. . Only one man survived. His name was Trevilian and he rode a white horse up to high ground at Perranuthnoe before the waves could overwhelm him. However, that date may be misleading as there are other references to a date of 1089, or even sometime during the 6th Century. But, whatever the date, the myth of a lost land persists, so it might well be a folk memory of dry land that did exist at some point. And geological evidence shows that sea levels were different within human memory.

Today, legend has it that the Isles of Scilly are all that remain of Lyonesse, with the islands having been recorded, during the reign of Maximus in the 4th Century, as one single island. Lyonesse is said to have contained one hundred and forty villages and churches, and local tradition has it that fishermen still find parts of old buildings in their trawling nets. Some even say they’ve heard the church bells ring when the sea has been stormy. There is a report that an ex-mayor of Wilton, while standing on the cliffs at Land's End, had twice seen domes, towers, spires, and fortifications beneath the sea. And, as recently as the 1930s, a News Chronicle journalist claimed to have been woken by the sound of muffled bells ringing one night. His hosts maintained that he had heard the bells of Lyonesse.

The Seven Stone Rocks are held to be the remains of a city that Fishermen call The Town, while in Mount’s Bay the remains of a sunken forest can be seen at low tide. Lending weight to this belief is the fact that St. Michael’s Mount, situated in Mount’s Bay itself, is the oldCornish name meaning " the hoar rock in the wood." Added to this is the locally held idea that the Isles of Scilly are the old hilltops of Lyonesse. And it is a fact that the remains of many ancient stone buildings, including megalithic structures, can be seen below the high-tide mark.

Today, there are roughly fifty islands within the Isles of Scilly group, although only four are inhabited, and have been inhabited since prehistoric times. They have also been identified as the famous Tin Islands that were known to the Greeks. Geologically they are made from granite that is very similar to the granite of Cornwall.

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Power Animals: 'The Camel'

People with Camel totems have the ability to remain positive in the harshest of times and experiences. Their philosophy is always “the glass is half full.” Camel people often have unusual sleep habits, rarely sleeping through the night. They often power nap instead. The appearance of a Camel totem can signify hard times ahead, but everything will turn out good in the end.

Remain positive and all will work out. Camel people can accomplish the impossible. Perhaps one of the most obvious lessons of camel is learning how to create reservoirs of energy within your body and life so that you are able to hold on and keep going when times get tough. Camel teaches us how to stay strong, and not burn ourselves out. Unlike animals like the hummingbird or shrew, which need vast quantities of food just to maintain their ferocious metabolisms; camel teaches us that we can afford to slow down!

We create reservoirs of energy in varying ways. It is possible to store energy in the body through learning meditation and working with healing energy like Reiki. However it can also refer to storing energy as body weight and storing mental energy by not over-taxing yourself. In each of these ways we create an internal fuel source, and instead of burning it out, it can be maintained and contributed to.

There may be sparseness and aridity in your life at a time when camel wanders into it. One of the reasons camel teaches us to maintain reservoirs of energy is precisely so that when things are difficult, we survive and continue on. When life doesn't present us with material wealth, it is up to us to pull from the resources within instead.

There is a saying that goes 'make it through each day at a time,' when things are tough. When things are really tough, it's just important to make it through the next minute, and the minute after that. Sometimes life throws us an obstacle that hits us hard, physically, emotionally or spiritually (or all three). When this happens, it's time to grit our teeth and just get through it as best as we can. Camel teaches this strength. The 'one day at a time' mantra is a good one to remember when you need to make it through the tough times in life.

Camel acts as a connection to desert energy and magic. Deserts often have pools of energy, or oases of energy located across them. Finding these places in the desert can take time and skill, but camel has a natural dowsing instinct for finding such energy places in the ground. They may be literal oases or waterholes, or they may be indistinguishable from the environment around us. Camel also teaches us how to contact desert spirits and wisdom, and can also provide a method of spiritually journeying across desert landscapes.

The Key to Above and Below

The consciousness below thee is ever-expanding in different ways from those known to thee. Aye, it, though in space-time below thee, is ever growing in ways that are different from those that were part of the ways of thine own. For know that it grows as a result of thy growth but not in the same way that thou didst grow. The growth that thou had and have in the present have brought into being a cause and effect. No consciousness follows the path of those before it, else all would be repetition and vain. Each consciousness in the cycle it exists in follows its own path to the ultimate goal. Each plays its part in the Plan of the Cosmos. Each plays its part in the ultimate end.

The farther the cycle, the greater its knowledge and ability to blend the Law of the whole. Know ye, that ye in the cycles below us are working the minor parts of the Law, while we of the cycle that extends to Infinity take of the striving and build greater Law. Each has his own part to play in the cycles. Each has his work to complete in his way. The cycle below thee is yet not below thee but only formed for a need that exists.

For know ye that the fountain of wisdom that sends forth the cycles is eternally seeking new powers to gain. Ye know that knowledge is gained only by practice,and wisdom comes forth only from knowledge, and thus are the cycles created by Law. Means are they for the gaining of knowledge for the Plane of Law that is the Source of the All.

Taken from 'The Emerald Tablets Of Thoth'

A Moment In Time

Inspirational visualisation and meditation music by Terry Oldfield & friends

Lunar Features II....

Another batch of reversed images derived from the new Google Moon images. Suggestions here of some interesting shapes and structures within the pictures. Hints that something is being withheld with regard to the history and origins of The Moon?

Strange lines and formations atop an interesting lighter 'outcrop'

Interesting structures here ...

Interesting structures indeed here ... with something of 'intrigue' on a lighter area of picture ...

Lunar Cycles & The Lords Of The Night

The Lunar Series was the first Maya original contribution to the calendar and was incorporated early in the 3rd century AD. It was displayed just after the long count and tzolk'in in a sequence of four to eight glyphs. Using lunar day counts of 29 or 30 days, the Maya grouped Moon cycles into sets of six lunations (a lunation being the time between two, successive new Moons).

Also within, or at least connected to the Lunar Series is a 9-day cycle called the Lords of the Night. Little is known about the significance or origin of this 9-day cycle, but it is recognized as the smallest cycle the Maya recorded. An interesting modern Maya use of nine days is connected to the Tzolk'in and the day of one's birth. In Maya communities of the Guatemalan highlands, it is said that counting nine days forward and nine days backwards from one's tzolk'in birthday gives the identities of their protector nawals, or protector spirits. Together, scholars refer to the Lords of the Night and the Lunar Series collectively as the Supplemental Series.

In each of the over 250 known inscriptions containing a Lunar Series, a few standard points of information are provided. Those are; how many days have passed during the current lunation, which of the cycles of six lunations this Moon is in, the name of the current Moon, and how many total days this lunation has (29 or 30). Individually, the glyphs representing these points of information were labeled by Morley as glyphs A, B, X, C, D, E, F and G. Glyphs Y and Z were added as reading methods became more refined. Rarely does a single text display all of these glyphs, usually conflating them into pairs or omitting a few for textual space considerations.

The earliest known Lunar Series from the Maya world comes from an object called the Leiden Plaque, an eight inch jade celt meant to hang from the waste of a royal costume. On its front side a king is displayed, standing atop a captive and wearing an elaborate costume. The date etched on its back side is 1 Eb 0 Yaxkin, or September 17th, 320 AD. At the very bottom of the text, after the long count and the tzolk'in day, a group of eight smaller glyphs provide first the Lord of the Night and then some basic Lunar Series data. Though stylistically this artifact can be tied to the Peten, it was looted from its original context, so its exact point of origin remains unknown. The earliest known Lunar Series from a stela with secure archaeological context comes from Uaxactun and dates to 357 AD (Mayan-Calendar)

Buddhist Inspiration ..

You are me, and I am you.
Isn't it obvious that we "inter-are"?
You cultivate the flower in yourself,
so that I will be beautiful.

I transform the garbage in myself,
so that you will not have to suffer.
I support you; you support me.

I am in this world to offer you peace;
you are in this world to bring me joy.