Wednesday, 30 September 2009
The exploration of the intimacy between our minds and our bodies and the extent to which they interplay and engender either radiant health or disease is the backdrop against which Christian Fleche has authored his book. He has sharpened, at times with crystal vision, the extent to which it is possible to codify, identify and proactively treat the negative consequences on our health of events in our lives that have an emotional origin.
These negative ‘events’ can take the form of traumas, shocks, firmly held beliefs, attitudes, issues or whatever. What is crucial as to whether they have impact is not ‘what’ or ‘how’ they happen, but rather the precise nature of the impact and intensity that they have on the sensibility of the individual to whom they occur. In other words, it is all about how the individual interprets an event at a personal and emotional level that determines whether or not it delivers a negative outcome. The same event could be either water off a duck’s back or significant enough that, at a cellular level, if left unresolved, it manifests physical changes at a very precise point and in a specific way at a position in the body where tissues closely match an individual’s emotional template.
In the context of existing paradigms this rationale does more than lock horns with the medical establishment; it threatens its very foundations. Indeed, in the longer term if medical science doesn’t at least begin to demonstrate a willingness to get curious about the finely tuned relationship between mind/body and health, then biogenealogy, along with a few other emerging energy medicine techniques, looks set to make present day medical practice appear positively primitive and even barbaric at some point in the not too distant future... read more ...
Partners are often the avenue by which the natives expand into new fields; these partners enhance their human understanding and emotional involvement. The natives attract people who are not nearly so well organized as they.
A Seventh House Saturn suggests that your career or area of responsibility in the world relates in some way to social relationships, partnerships and correct public dealings. Marriage is an important factor and it is likely that your partner is sincere, faithful and well-disposed, possibly older and more serious than yourself, not demonstrative or emotional, but stable in affections, possessing property or status. Life-experience will force you to learn valuable lessons related to the development of social awareness and a strong sense of responsibility in relationships. You must come to realise that co-operation, justice and mutual agreement are necessary for stable, enduring friendships and partnerships. Receptiveness, tact, reliability and good organising skills could bring wealth and social standing. Your profession could be in law, business organisation or management positions relating to contractual affairs.
Light let shine Soul be, a Sun on the way.
Know ye that eternal brightness,
ya shall ever find thy Soul hid in Light,
never fettered by bondage or darkness,
ever it shines forth a Sun of the Light.
Aye, know, though hidden in darkness,
your Soul, a spark of the true flame, exists.
Be ye One with the greatest of all Lights.
Find at the SOURCE, the END of thy goal.
Light is life, for without the great Light
nothing can ever exist.
Know ye, that in all formed matter,
the heart of Light always exists.
Aye, even though bound in the darkness, inherent Light always exists.
(Extract taken from The Key of Time)
MTV’s Video Music Awards have often incorporated dark and strange acts, even containing some occult symbolism. This year’s version has however outdone itself. The show left most people wondering what was wrong with Kanye West or trying compute the madness of Lady Gaga’s performance. The only way to understand the real meaning behind those performances is to look into esoteric teachings. Fact is, the whole awards show took the most common rituals of occult orders and reenacted them in a show witnessed by the entire world.
This year’s VMA’s were very different from other awards shows. They focused on a very limited number of artists (Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga), while ignoring many others who were equally successful. The “chosen” artists became characters in the VMA’s ceremony and acted out different ritual dramas. This might sound totally crazy to the average MTV viewer but those acquainted with the practices of occult orders (such as Freemasonry) can decode the references to sacred rituals. There are numerous types of fraternities and rituals, from the most noble to the most infernal, and they have existed throughout History. The VMAs were decisively inspired by dark, sinister and even Satanic ceremonies ... read more ...
6 - 4 - 8 ... or 4,6,8
and, 29/9/2009 ... or 29 9 29
Coincidence or design (you decide) ????
Emergency services feared entire villages had been wiped out by the massive waves, which sent terrified residents fleeing for higher ground.
Latest news from American Samoa said the tsunami had killed at least 14 people there. In nearby Western Samoa, unconfirmed reports said that a further 40 people were believed to have died.
Fears of a devastating ocean-wide tsunami dissolved after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center cancelled its warning for the region. The warning had been issued three and a half hours earlier after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake off American Samoa. The 2004 Asian tsunami killed about 230,000 people across 11 countries.
'I can confirm there is damage, I can confirm there are deaths and I can confirm there are casualties," a Western Samoa police spokeswoman said. "I cannot say any more at the moment.'
President Thomas Lapua, who lives in the Western Samoan capital of Apia, said: 'These are places that exist because people depend on the sea to fish - now the sea is threatening their lives. It may be some time before we find out the full extent of this.' (Daily Mail)
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
The use of the “Tree of Life” has been both a blessing and a curse for modern esotericism. When understood, the “Tree” offers a complete and working model of Creation on both the microcosmic and macrocosmic scales. However, where many fail is on the personal level. The ability to apply the often very general information of the Tree to personal experiences of the initiate when they deal with physiological phenomena is profoundly lacking in modern esoteric circles. The reasons for this are several: First, many modern esotericists simply repeat what they have learned without experiencing whether or not it is true on a personal level; second, the language of kabbalah is multi-levelled, with the same word having several meanings, thus many who are using the words don’t know what they actually mean, or on what level it may be interpreted; thirdly, the diagram of the Tree is simply too neat and compartmentalized. Many kabbalists are unable to adapt to the fact that interior reality is much more flexible than the Tree allows when applied to the two dimensional page or illustration.
These problems are farther complicated by the idea of “One Tree” but “Four Worlds” making much meaningful, practical information nearly impossible to come by regarding the crises of spiritual awakening and so-called Kundalini phenomena as it relates to kabbalistic practices. When compared to the clear and explicit information available from Taoist and Tantric sources, it is no wonder that so many Americans and Europeans prefer those systems to those more culturally and historically related.
To help resolve these problems in the transmission of knowledge, only information that has a relationship to experience of the author or others he has discussed this topic with will be included here. Theory will be stated as theory, and experience as experience. The meaning of common kabbalistic words will be defined, and redefined, to keep the communication clear and direct. An extensive use of confusing and somewhat irrelevant god-forms, references to mythology, and cosmology unconnected to the personal experience will be avoided. (hermetic.com)
Virgo's mental acuteness is expressed in practical affairs. They are systematic and well organized in developing ideas and executing them. No detail is too small for them to notice or explain, and their success is due to this careful attention to fine points and details overlooked by others. Perfection is Virgo's goal, and there are no flaws in what they do. Quality supersedes quantity
With a First House Uranus you are likely to seek individual freedom of expression through an inherent need for constant change, new experience and adventure. Personal freedom of action is all-important to you. Unusual, eccentric, versatile, restless, intelligent and intuitive you have a stimulating affect on others, although, at times you may be regarded as odd, peculiar, eccentric and many years ahead of the times. You are likely to be attracted to such subjects as astrology, occultism, hypnotism, spiritualism, psychic research, New Age healing, telepathy, inventions and electrical gadgetry. Many changes of residence and occupation are likely. Various strange and unexpected personal crises will promote life-experience and character growth.
Ketsana was battering the Vietnamese province of Quang Nam with winds up to 90mph, unleashing floods and killing at least three people. The storm made landfall 37 miles south of Danang, according to the National Weather Centre. TV footage showed trees toppled onto roads and corrugated metal and other debris tossed around in the tourist hub - the country's fourth-largest city.
Provincial disaster official Nguyen Minh Tuan said two people in the province were killed by falling trees and another died after being struck by an electrical line. The typhoon was forecast to move west at about 12km/ph towards central Vietnam. Stormy weather in the past week has already killed 18 people in the area, including deaths from drowning, electrocution and accidents, an official said.
Over the weekend, Ketsana caused havoc in the Philippines as a weaker tropical storm. It dumped more than a month's worth of rain in just 12 hours, fuelling the worst flooding to hit the country in 40 years. Aside from a rising number of deaths after flash floods in and around capital city Manila, nearly 400,000 have been left homeless.Troops, police and volunteers have already rescued more than 12,359 people, but unconfirmed reports of more deaths abound, Philippine defence secretary Gilbert Teodoro said. (Sky News)
At approximately the same time (give or take ten minutes) Kristine was receiving the imagery of arabic writing and some presence attempting to dictate the information. It related to Madeleine ... we only discovered this duality of messages this morning.
Who will 'declare' Madeleine is safe is unknown ... there was no reference to a locality or to captives. But a sense (by me) that the original '357' messenger had returned to give me this next snippet of news. Time period wise ... it was not possible to glean when 'soon' is ... but it is felt the declaration comes right out of the blue. Breaking news ...
"Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself." -- Nathaniel Branden
Monday, 28 September 2009
One of the biggest personality traits of this position is body-awareness. People with Virgo ascendants are sensitive to any discomfort or other signals their body gives them. Many are especially interested and concerned with physical health, and some are attracted to mind-body awareness exercises such as yoga. Virgo rising people are often rather particular about food. Although some have good appetites, there can be an unmistakable pickiness about what they put in and on their bodies.
Virgo ascendant natives have a tendency to worry a lot, especially when confronted with new situations. They notice the tiniest details that others overlook.
Many people with this position have a tendency to attract (or be attracted to) people who need help. Their relationships may be confusing as a result. Despite the Virgo rising tendency to appear rather collected and professional, relationships can sometimes be messy simply because these natives don't always see their partners and partnerships clearly.
There's a quiet charm to many Virgo rising people. Once they have the chance to warm up to new people and situations, you'll find they have a lot to offer. They'll help you out of a jam, go out on a limb for you, and surprise you with a natural modesty under a somewhat critical and standoffish manner.
The Ascendant (or rising sign) is often considered the mask one wears when meeting others. Perhaps it is most aptly thought of as the automatic responses to one's environment. The Ascendant shows our natural defenses and how we cope with day-to-day issues. The energies of the sign and condition of the Ascendant are most overt and obvious to others. The Ascendant shows an individual's first, natural reaction to new people and situations.
The characteristics of Virgo Ascendant described above are modified by planets conjunct the Ascendant, planets that aspect the Ascendant, and the position of the ruling planet of the sign on the Ascendant. For example, a person with a Virgo Ascendant with its ruling planet, Mercury, in Sagittarius will respond to the environment a little differently than another person, also with a Virgo Ascendant, but whose Mercury is in Scorpio. Similarly, a person with a Virgo Ascendant who also has Saturn conjunct it will "behave" differently than someone with a Virgo Ascendant who does not have that aspect in their natal charts.
"Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” -- Richard Bach
As a cultural symbol, this insect is a prominent feature in Asian traditions. For instance, the Japanese connect its molting phases with the wax and wane of the moon. Further still, the Japanese cherished the song of this creature (particularly the long-horned grasshopper), and believed the moon coaxed the music from them.
As a Chinese symbol, the grass hopper offers attributes of longevity, happiness, good health, good luck, wealth, abundance, fertility and virtue. In fact, grasshoppers were thought to be fertility symbols; specifically omens of the birth of a son (hence, another reason for its good luck symbol status as sons are considered prized gems within the setting of the family). In certain regions of China, grasshoppers were kept as family pets and it was believed grasshoppers embodied the personalities of family members who were deceased. Keeping these reincarnate souls in the form of grasshoppers insured prosperity amongst the family members.
In Ancient Greece the grasshopper is a status symbol. Athenians would adorn themselves with golden grasshopper hair combs and brooches as an indication of nobility. The grasshopper is also a symbol of immortality as we see in Greek myth when Zeus grants immortality to Tithonus, who was later transformed into a grasshopper (who of course, lived forever).
In Native American Indian symbology and tribal lore (specifically the Iroquois nation) grasshopper symbolism deals with messages of glad tiding. In this context, the grasshopper is a harbinger of good news. Indeed, when this creature is seen on spirit walks, it is a sign that the seer will receive profoundly joyful news that will benefit the entire community.
The grasshopper moves to its own rhythm and tune, indicating this creature is a advocate of intuition and listening to our inner voices. The grasshopper encourages us to listen to our own stirrings – those beautiful chirping lullaby’s that sing in our hearts are indications of our inner beauty and creativity. The grasshopper totem reminds us these inner musings must never be silenced – rather, they should be nurtured, and always remain as the background music to the performance of our lives.
As with most insect totems, the grasshopper keeps itself to the ground. As such, this is a grounding totem, and the grasshopper can teach us stability, patience, security, and solidarity. The grasshopper chooses those of us who are innovators, forward-thinkers, and those who progress in life by unorthodox methods. This is because grasshopper symbolism recognizes tremendous leaps of faith, impressive jumps in progress and consistent forward momentum. Those with this totem are likely to aim high, and achieve amazing feats – they take great leaps where others fear to tread (or jump, in this case).
Another special feature of the grasshopper totem is that it calls to those who have natural clairvoyant abilities. Just as the grasshopper uses thousands of tiny eyes to formulate the “big picture” so too do those whom the grasshopper is called. In other words, those with this totem are visionaries. They see things intuitively, seeing beyond what the concrete world holds, and they use this special vision to see the world with a childlike wonder. We can call upon the grasshopper when we need a sense of adventure in our lives. When we feel stuck in a rut, the grasshopper can bounce us into magical viridian worlds filled awe and joy.
The grasshopper can also help us when we need a little creative inspiration. If muses kept pets – the grasshopper would certainly be a first choice. As a cultural symbol, this insect is a prominent feature in Asian traditions. For instance, the Japanese connect its molting phases with the wax and wane of the moon. Further still, the Japanese cherished the song of this creature (particularly the long-horned grasshopper), and believed the moon coaxed the music from them. (whatsyoursign.com)
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Every atom of matter can be studied in four aspects, and is governed by one or other, or all of the four above mentioned laws.
1. An atom vibrates to a certain measure.
2. It rotates at a certain speed.
3. It acts and reacts upon its environing atoms.
4. It adds its quota to the general heat of the atomic system, whatever that may be.
These general rules relating to atomic bodies can be extended not only to the atoms of the physical plane, but to all spheroidal bodies within the system, and including the system also, regarding it as a cosmic atom.
The tiny atom of the physical plane, a plane itself, a planet, and a solar system all evolve under these rules, and all are governed by the Law of Economy in one of its four aspects.
It might be added in closing, that this law is one that initiates have to master before They can achieve liberation. They have to learn to manipulate matter, and to work with energy or force in matter under this law; they have to utilize matter and energy in order to achieve the liberation of Spirit, and to bring to fruition the purposes of the Logos in the evolutionary process.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have taken over the control of the UK vaccination schedule and now have the power to bring in new vaccines without government approval even if they haven't been safety tested. Prior to this, all new vaccines would have to pass through parliament and be voted on before they were introduced. Now the government is compelled to agree with anything JCVI say, even if there is no science to back it up.JCVI are also exploring whether to get a 'guardian of the state' for all unvaccinated children and sue their parents to FORCE them to vaccinate - this means that vegetarians will be forced to take animal products via vaccines, people will be forced to be injected with cancer-causing chemicals and those people who have already had vaccine reactions and disabilities will have their lives put at risk.
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Giggs - outstanding in the contentious derby win against Manchester City last Sunday - showed his enduring quality by making the decisive contribution to set up a victory Sir Alex Ferguson's side richly deserved. He replaced the infuriating Nani early in the second half and swiftly set up a simple opener for Dimitar Berbatov as United finally transformed their domination into tangible rewards. He then helped settle the match when he sent over a pinpoint free-kick for John O'Shea to head the second with 13 minutes left.
It was only what United merited for their emphatic superiority, which they exerted from start to finish as Stoke's normally whole-hearted approach fizzled out long before the final whistle. If Stoke hoped to exploit United goalkeeper Ben Foster, heavily criticised for his uncertain display against Manchester City, they were never given the chance as most of the action unfolded in the Potters' territory and any rare raids were comfortably repelled.
Wayne Rooney was behind all United's early supremacy, but it was the composure and class of Giggs that brought order to proceedings, and three points to United as they leapfrogged Chelsea. He was the difference between wasted approach play and end product as United ran out comfortable winners at the Britannia, a hostile environment that has proved to be hazardous territory for the top four since Stoke returned to the Premier League.
Stoke's fans were subdued, or at least as subdued as they ever will be, as United ensured they were given little encouragement to create the usual cauldron. (BBC Sport)
Saturday, 26 September 2009
The light fades on the stage ... the audience makes its way home
Fear subsides in the ranks of the performers
They become again ordinary men and women
The performance gaining stunning review this week .... to be forgotten
As the cue sheets turn to dust ... in time.
And when the last note dies, the musical score becomes a part of the past
In the future, repeat performances will never be the same
Nothing will ever be as unique as the first time
Even when enactments copy word for word the lines
It will never be the same as the first time around.
The performance ... any performance for that ... are a once in a lifetime thing
Patterns in the fibres of life unique ... random strands impossible to repeat
Expressions in the ether ... thoughts in motion ... gone in an instance
The chance of perfect replication ... an impossible feat
For too many factors ... too many outside forces ... impossible to reproduce.
The way an actor was thinking shaping the mood in motion ...
The emphasis of a word ... governed by the depth of feeling at the time
Where the actor stood on the stage ... the time it took to move from step to step
Factors impossible to comprehend ... the uncontrollable ... the indecipherable
Because no human can ever remember every thought ... every emotional step ...
Turning now to the greatest act of all ... the theatre of souls ... in life
The same can be said there ... with the mighty blueprints on high
Those scripts souls muse upon before they walk the board walks of mortal life
No two souls can act a part the same ... all life paths are unique ...
Never will two ever be the same ... never will mortal reactions overlap
Fear manifests at every twist and every turn ... few can ignore its hold
Even the best of intentions are distortions affecting those on that stage
Unique patterns in the ether then ... impossible to repeat those times
Even after assessment of cause and effect ... even with divine insight ...
All entwining fibres ... patterns too unique to reproduce ...
Too many cross roads; too many choices; too many combinations
Unique permutations guided by outside forces; too many factors to control
Actions guided by lower mind consciousness ... reactions by the unthinking
No it is safe to say ... all paths wandered by the travellers of life ....
Are unique signatures across the black and white tapestry of human experience
And then when the light fades ... and those actor souls return
Theirs is just another interpretation of a blue print written so long ago
So many times and so many faces ; it is impossible to determine the relevance
No point now ... no need now ... for the mortal stage is a game to play
Nothing more ... an empty stage to wander since the audience left so long ago ..
“Open your body and your mind to the subtler levels of experience, letting go of your attempt to control, to be right, not worrying about appearances, not trying to be safe.” -- Stephen Levine
An area of dust particles swept up in the storm measures up to 200km wide, Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) duty forecaster from Sydney, Jane Golding told AAP. The storm front reached Armidale about 3pm (AEST) on Saturday, and cleared the town half an hour later.
It is expected to reach Brisbane and Lord Howe Island about 7pm (AEST). As it continues its journey north the storm front was slowing down, Ms Golding said.
At 4pm (AEST) it was travelling at 50km/h.
"The further away from the source it gets, it loses a bit of dust," she added.
Some of the dust has been swept out to sea. The storm front passed through central western NSW late on Friday, and reached Sydney in the early hours of Saturday morning. By 8.30am (AEST) it had cleared metropolitan areas.
Visibility in Sydney was at 5000 metres, compared to 500 metres on Wednesday, when thick red dust blanketed the city. A BoM forecaster from Brisbane, Ben Annells, said the dust storm would arrive in Brisbane in two waves, both on Saturday evening. (Sydney Morning Herald)
The deer is linked to the arts, specifically poetry and music in ancient Celtic animal lore due to its graceful form. The Celts also believed that deer were associated with the fairie realm, and would lead troops of fairies - hundreds of them trailing behind them as the stag cut a path through the forest.
Both Celts and Native Americans observed the deer to be savvy when it came to finding the best herbs. These earth-bound peoples would follow the deer to prime herb patches - many of which proved to be highly beneficial in their medicinal purposes. How does this translate into our own life experience?
Just as the deer has an uncanny sense of where to find the green freshness earth provides, we can ask the deer within ourselves to seek out our inner treasures. In meditation or day dream, go on a spiritual hike with the deer. See yourself walking in the woods with the deer leading you into amazing depths within your soul. Each step you and the deer take will lead you deeper into your spiritual knowing, and to limitless treasure within.
The deer (particularly the doe, females) has the capacity for infinite generosity. Their heart rhythms pulse in soft waves of kindness. Match that graciousness by offering your trust to her. She will reward you by leading you to the most powerful spiritual medicine you can fathom. (whatsyoursign.com)
The Green Man motif has many variations. Found in many cultures around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities springing up in different cultures throughout the ages. Primarily it is interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, or "renaissance," representing the cycle of growth each spring. Some speculate that the mythology of the Green Man developed independently in the traditions of separate ancient cultures and evolved into the wide variety of examples found throughout history.
Friday, 25 September 2009
The Kazakhstan Geoglyphs (photo above, thanks to photojournalist N. Dorogov) appear to depict a humanoid figure wedged between two unusual structures. The drawings are located in the remote Karatau Mountains in South Kazakhstan.
Geoglyphs are of interest to UFO researchers, some of whom believe they might be messages or markers created by ancient people for the benefit of visiting extraterrestrials. It is alleged by these UFO scholars that in times of distress these were a way of asking ‘Star Gods’ to return and Assist these early societies, however this hypothesis has not been proven.
It is expected that some scholars of extraterrestrial matters will claim that the being shown in the drawing might well depict an alien that once visited the area and interacted with the locals.
Kazhakstan is an area of intense UFO sightings and activity. Recently the Kazakhstan Government toyed with the idea of creating a UFO landing field and an alien embassy.
Story source: http://www.allnewsweb.com/page9199297.php. Story used with permission.
Thanks Matthew for posting that amazing story. Lloyd Pye had a tv deal with Discovery (who offered to do the programme after the BBC pulled out) and the DNA test results were to be shown in the film – but then Discovery also pulled out, like the Beeb, giving no reason. I hope some millionaire funds the project privately and gives us all the information. Here’s a link to a programme about it, with a pic of the child’s face.
I’m loving the info that’s coming out about disclosure – Project Camelot have had some great guests on their radio show (you have to fast forward through all the adverts though) and last Thursday the disclosure was once again brought up by David Wilcock and confirmed by the PCam team that the ETs have told the Powers That Be, disclose or we’ll do it ourselves. The thought of them ‘parked up in our back yard’ is so exciting – makes star gazing a whole new game.
Allegedly the PTB are waiting until the last possible moment to tell us, they say so as not to frighten us unduly (when have they ever baulked at doing that?!) but insiders say its because of the technology that will be forced to be released; technology that could have helped everyone on the planet years ago if only we’d been told about it. There may be a few other things come out that we’ve had kept from us too. Col Bob Dean rightly pointed out that if they meant us harm, extraterrestrials could have annihilated us decades if not centuries ago. Well, if the ETs are largely beneficent and we have no reason to believe they are not, let’s hope they force disclosure sooner rather than later. Then maybe no more children will have to starve, or elderly people have to freeze, for lack of money for food or heating.
If you want to listen to the radio broadcast, here’s a link. It’s the 17 Sept one, just click the date in blue to download.
There's only one thing wrong with Mr. Obama's dramatic scenario: it is scientifically utterly wrong. Since 2007 the polar icecaps have been growing not melting and the earth has been cooling, not warming.'
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“Thimerosal is a very effective preservative that has been used since the 1930s to prevent contamination in some multi-dose vials of vaccines,” according to the CDC.
“When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.” -- Byron Katie
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Cabalistic traditions make a useful distinction between the aspect of Metatron assigned to Kether and that assigned to Malkuth - a distinction involving a different spelling of the Archangel’s name. Metatron in Malkuth is held to be the transformed Enoch, taken bodily into heaven according to biblical myth, and to function as a celestial scribe recording all the acts of humanity - his name was spelled MThThRVN. Metatron in Kether, by contrast, is seen as a transcendent power, the ‘Lesser Tetragrammaton’ created before the birth of the universe and his name was spelled with an additional Yod - MIThThRVN. In either form, Metatron may be visualised as an angelic figure of pure light.
The guardians of the sacred veil sense the fresh air
The mountain way becomes shrouded in white ...
Magical, billowing, white mists of time.
The Traveller realises his eyes are not playing tricks on him
For he sees mystical figures advancing forwards
Floating above the ground ... coming nearer ...
There with open arms –beckoning–
Far across the mountain side a bright light is seen
The sunrise of another day
And the shining of a different sun lights the pathway before his eyes
The magical light being replaced then by a glowing figure ... close ahead
A smiling face of a proud and gentle man turns to look at him
A bearded, kindly face of a man from home
Who’s kindness once changed a world
He is here ... he is now there ... his light can now be felt
The Shining Man is there before the Traveller’s eyes
And he ... the Traveller ... kneels at the kind man’s feet
Then he ... The Shining Man ... touches the Traveller’s face
And whispers to him, to go with him down the glorious road ...
And he ... The Traveller ... goes ....
(Written by Matthew James circa 1997)
The scientific discovery made by the Indian lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 is due to be announced by Nasa today. The discovery, with three studies being published in the journal Science today and a Nasa briefing, could refocus interest in the moon.
The appeal of the moon waned after astronauts visited 40 years ago and called it 'magnificent desolation'.
The discovery confirms what two other space probes have found, namely that the chemical signs of water are all over the Moon's surface. It is not enough moisture to foster homegrown life on the moon. But if processed in mass quantities, it might provide resources - drinking water and rocket fuel - for future Moon-dwellers, scientists say. The water comes and goes during the lunar day.
It is not a lot of water. A 2litre bottle of lunar earth would provide only enough water to fill the pipette of a medicine bottle, said University of Maryland astronomer Jessica Sunshine, one of the scientists who discovered the water. Another way to think of it is that a drink of water would require a 730 square metres of Moon earth to produce, said team leader Carle Pieters of Brown University.
'It's sort of just sticking on the surface,' Sunshine said. 'We always think of the Moon as dead, and this is sort of a dynamic process that's going on.'
When Apollo astronauts first returned from the Moon in 1969, they brought back souvenirs in the form of rocks to be used for analysis, and one of the chief questions was if there was water in lunar rocks and soils. However, most of the boxes containing the lunar samples leaked which led scientists to assume traces of water found came from Earth air that had entered the containers.
They assumed that, outside the possibility of ice at the poles, there was no water on the Moon. Now 40 years later, this old assumption has been overturned. A lunar scientist familiar with the findings said: 'This is the most exciting breakthrough in at least a decade. And it will probably change the face of lunar exploration for the next decade.' (Daily Mail)
Visible from space: The wall of dust marching across the Australian outback to turn the skies over Sydney blood red
Early-morning commuters stared in disbelief at the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, whose normally striking outlines were rendered ghostly by the shroud of dust. The outback dust storm has swept across eastern Australia, shrouding Sydney in a dramatic red glow.
It's also been wreaking havoc, disrupting transport and placing health authorities on alert for widespread respiratory illness.
International flights were diverted from Sydney, ferries on the harbour were suspended, and motorists were warned to take care on roads as visibility was dramatically reduced. However, the eerie scenes haven't caused all activities to cease - the iconic Bondi beach still had its surfers and children continued to play on swings in the city's parks.
The storm, which blacked out the mining town of Broken Hill on Tuesday before sweeping east, was caused by a major cold front whipping up the dust from the drought-stricken hinterland. (Daily Mail)
But here's the bright side of the picture. Now that we know that information storage and retrieval in living DNA is scientific fact, we can play at that game too. It but remains for us to consciously retrieve the information stored from ages past in our own DNA, to recall what we carry within us and then to actually consciously become, for the first time in our lives, the empowered Galactic beings we have always potentially been!
"There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man's whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue." -- Hagakure
That came after Fabio da Silva had seen red for a deliberate foul on Michael Kightly, who was clean through on goal.
But Wolves played their part in a fine game, David Jones and Kevin Doyle both forcing saves from Tomasz Kuszczak. The Premier League new-boys lived up to their pre-match word that they would go for the victory at Old Trafford, despite not having won a top-flight match there in almost 30 years.
But the game's one moment of true class told as United overcame the first hurdle of their defence of the trophy they won on penalties against Spurs last February. Not that Sir Alex Ferguson ranks that as his greatest priority this season if his selection is anything to by, with the Scot selecting an entirely different XI to the one that started Sunday's derby win over Manchester City.
However, with eight full internationals on the pitch from the off, United had plenty of ammunition to hurt their visitors and Nani and Owen, in particular, took the game to the visitors early on. (BBC Sport)
In a moment, it is over. The Tower is rubble, only rocks remaining. Stunned and shaken to the core, the Fool experiences grief, profound fear and disbelief. But also, a strange clarity of vision, as if his inner eye has finally opened. He tore down his resistance to change and sacrifice (Hanged man), then broke free of his fear and preconceptions of death (Death); he dissolved his belief that opposites cannot be merged (Temperance) and shattered the chains of ambition and desire (The Devil). But here and now, he has done what was hardest: destroyed the lies he held about himself. What's left is the bare, absolute truth. On this he can rebuild his soul.
With Mars as its ruling planet, the Tower is a card about war, a war between the structures of lies and the lightning flash of truth. The Tower, as Wang points out, stands for "false concepts and institutions that we take for real." When the Querent gets this card, they can expect to be shaken up, to be blinded by a shocking revelation. It sometimes takes that to see a truth that one refuses to see. Or to bring down beliefs that are so well constructed. What's most important to remember is that the tearing down of this structure, however painful, makes room for something new to be built. (Aeclectic)
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
The first of the ten spheres or ‘Sephira’ (the plural being Sephiroth) is KETHER which means ‘Crown’. The three veils are placed directly Kether referring to the notion that this sphere is the simplest and least defined of all the realms of symbolic existence; the closest approach that symbols can make to the unknowable reality beyond. Kether is said to be above all opposites and dualities. It has no attributes or qualities beyond pure existence. As a state of consciousness it is awareness of unity with all things - the direct personal experience. This consciousness is the highest which human beings can achieve, and it represents the highest goal of all mystical practice.
The second Sephira is CHOKMAH which means Wisdom. This is the source of creative energy and of expansion. It is symbolically it is the Yang; ‘masculine’ in the sense of its ability to create by going outside of itself; it has the title of ABBA - the supernal father. In Chokmah the primal unity descends from its original self sufficiency into action, into creation. In doing this it changes from a unity to a duality; creator and creation; actor and that which is acted upon.
The third Sephira is BINAH which means Understanding. This is the source of receptive energy and of contraction. Symbolically it is the Yin; ‘feminine’ in the sense it creates by bringing what is outside into itself; for this reason it is also known as AIMA - the supernal mother. Binah receives the creative energy which is emanated by Chokmah, embodies it in form and when its time is finished, absorbs it. As all rivers flow downward to the sea, so all things created are said to return to Binah - because of this Binah is given the additional of Marah - The Great Sea.
These three Sephiroth are known as the Supernal Triad and represent the three highest powers of the universe that human beings can know; and the three highest states of consciousness we are able to reach. Between these states and the remainder of human experience lies a barrier - which is known as the Abyss.
In the midst of the Abyss is the quasi-sphere DAATH - which means Knowledge. Daath is not a level of being in its own right; instead it is the point of intersection between the forces of the Supernal triad and those of the seven spheres below the abyss - at once a gate and a barrier between the realm of unity and those of individual existence. Daath is a point of access to other dimensions and the reverse side of the tree.
The fourth Sephira - the first level of existence below the abyss - is CHESED; which means Mercy. This sphere symbolises the outpouring of creative energy and is considered ‘masculine’ (like Chokmah). Chesed also has the quality of order, organisation, law. As a level of consciousness, Chesed is the deep awareness of inner structure, the ability to recognise the underlying patterns of the world humans experience. In human terms, Chesed represents Memory.
The fifth Sephira is Geburah which means Severity. Geburah has some similarity to Binah; it symbolises a contracting and restricting force - and can be considered ‘feminine’. As the Sephira to balance Chesed’s ordered creativity, however, Geburah represents destruction, dissolution, chaos. It is the power that clears away everything which has outlived its usefulness; that tears down excessive structure into simpler and more flexible elements. As a level of consciousness, it is the awareness of inner freedom, the power to break through self-imposed limitations ad consciously choose one’s own path in life. In human terms, it represents Will.
Chesed & Geburah represent planes of Higher Beings or ‘Pure Beings’; they affect human kind more than human kind affect them - unless human kind identify with them or invoke them
The sixth Sephira is Tipareth which means Harmony. Tipareth is in a way reflective of Kether below the abyss. It represents the truth that every individual thing or being in the universe is a small unity, mirroring the great unity of the universe itself. At the centre of The Tree Of Life, Tipareth functions as a balancing force, harmonising the power of Chesed and Geburah - the masculine and feminine energies and the higher and lower levels of the tree. As a level of consciousness it is the awareness of self, the state of absolute inner honesty free of pride or guilt. In human terms, it is imagination. Tipareth is the level of the Guardian Angel - one of which is assigned to every human being. A central purpose to human existence is to make contact with the Guardian Angel (Also known as the connection with the soul).
The Veil Of Sanctuary
Between these three Sephiroth and the four remaining ones lie a second barrier, reflecting the Abyss as the Sephiroth discussed reflect the Supernal Triad. It is known as the Veil Of Sanctuary - like a veil it partly conceals the things which lie beyond it, permitting only dim shapes and shadows to be seen. Thus the powers symbolised by Chesed, Geburah and Tipareth, and the levels of consciousness they represent, come only dimly into the worlds of our ordinary experience - unless they are deliberately brought through by a ‘rending of the veil’; an act of transformation in which the effects of this barrier are overcome.
Below the Veil Of Sanctuary is the seventh Sephira is Netzach, which means Victory. This Sephira is a source of outpouring, but Netzach is feminine rather than masculine in nature and its power has an attractive, in-drawing function. All forces which draw things together and bring them into interaction have their roots in Netzach. In human terms, Netzach represents emotion.
The eighth Sephira is Hod, which means Glory. Hod is a centre of limitation and form, and is a masculine energy rather than feminine, and the forms and divisions which arise from it pour forth as freely as the energies of Chokmah. Hod is the root of all those forces which divide and distinguish between things, and especially of every form of thought and perception. In human terms, Hod represents intellect, and in particular the thinking mind.
Higher Astral Plane
Sephiroth Hod and Netzach represent the Higher Astral Plane, which is the astral substance of group or collective consciousness which human kind affect and are affected by.
The ninth Sephira is Yesod, which means Foundation. This is the great centre of solidification on the Tree Of Life; the Sephira in which the intangible energies of higher levels take shape as forces capable of affecting the material experience. Yesod harmonises the energies of Netzach and Hod, and unites within itself unbreakable stability and constant change. As the level of existence immediately beyond the physical, it is the world of visions, of dreams and of psychic phenomenon. In human terms, Yesod represents instinct and the subconscious mind. It is also representative of the Lower Astral Plane. A dream can originate in any of the Sephira but the ‘substance’ through which it is perceived is the Astral Light of Yesod.
The tenth and last Sephira is Malkuth, which means Kingdom. This is the world of matter humans experience every day. Malkuth is as important as any of the other Sephiroth, with lessons to be learned and powers to be contacted that are as valuable as any on the Tree Of Life. It is the natural level of human beings, at least at this stage of their evolution, and any wisdom or power attained in any other Sephira must be in some way brought into action in Malkuth if it is to have any enduring value. In human terms, Malkuth represents the physical body and the five ordinary senses. Malkuth is the life force of existence.