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Saturday, 31 July 2010

A Mighty Place

This is a mighty place; tall trees stand proud
Their branches straight and broad
There is no sound here; the air is still
and the spirit of man is un-nerved
for this ground is an ancient place
One which lives outside of the laws of man
And this place is the destination for the traveller
His eyes ready to take in the sights of here
His senses ready to absorb the energies which caress them
and one thing is sure, the human traveller who visits here
will not be the same soul who began this trek
The enchantment of here will have taken an effect for sure ...

Extract taken from 'An Ancient Place Of Enchantment' written by Matthew James 5 January 2003

Another Crop Circle ....

Rothschild's Black Gold Empire

'The horrible disaster in the Gulf of Mexico grows more and more dreadful each passing day as up to 100,000 barrels of black goo shoot up like a pluming rocket, straight up out of the fiery bowels of the sea floor. But even as the residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the other Gulf states become drenched in black misery, across the globe a small clique of super-rich plutocrats are enjoying a diametrically opposite reaction. In fact, these calculating agents of deceit are celebrating the BP disaster with unmatched, gleeful joy. Their outrageous scheme has worked to perfection, and their bank accounts already show forth the astonishing success of their little sub-oceanic endeavour. I’m referring to Rothschild and to his cohorts in crime, the freshly minted billionaire oil oligarchs of Israel and the sur-prisingly capitalistic new oil barons of Communist Red China. Never in human history have so few profited so immensely while pulling the wool over the eyes of the ignorant, suffering masses....Read more:

The Robots' Rebellion

Quotes ... for today

“There are times when we may fool ourselves. There are times when we can fool others. But we can never fool our body. It is the most sensitive barometer of our inner world.” -- Sherrill Sellman

“Instead of frittering away your vibrancy with worry or distraction, realize your mind and body are inextricably united. What calms and tones up one, soothes and improves the other.” -- Marsha Sinetar

"When you are saying that you are happy and you are not, there will be a disturbance in your breathing. Your breathing cannot be natural. It is impossible." -- Osho

"Your body is the ground and metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. In the marriage of flesh and spirit divorce is impossible." -- Gabrielle Roth

"If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?" -- Unknown source

Spirit Connections

I've been asked a number of times if I get bombarded by spirit connections 24/7? And if so ... how do I cope with it. My answer has to be 'yes I do' and I have learned to block the connections out. I place all connections on a 'mystic answer machine' ... and deal with them at a later date if there is a need to. It's taken a few decades to learn how to blank out the sometimes incessant chitter chatter in the back of my mind. At work it has been pretty straightforward up until recently. Most contactees have learnt to acknowledge my silent phone mode. However, in recent days, a rather persistent gentleman walking backwards and forwards behind me has caught my attention. And so have the raps and knocks on the workstation next to mine. All logical explanations have been dismissed ... and what's left is a rather persistent attempt at getting my attention. The gentleman is clearly linked to my work colleague ... but how do I breach the subject of spirit contact in a work situation? That is the dilemna, as I do not discuss any part of this side of my life in my work environment. The two are not compatible ...!!! MJ

Image Of The Day

The new Nessie? Mystery 'sea creature' spotted off British coast

Daily Mail says: Cynics may dismiss it as just a piece of driftwood or a trick of the light. But a photograph showing what appears to be a long-necked sea creature has got marine experts scratching their heads. The 'animal' was snapped stalking a shoal of fish just 30 yards off the British coast. The fish were apparently so terrified they beached themselves just seconds later. The creature was spotted off the Devon coast at Saltern Cove, Paignton, by locals who reported a sighting of what they thought was a turtle. But pictures taken by one of the baffled witnesses, Gill Pearce, reveal the neck of the greenish-brown beast with the reptile-like head is far too long for it to be a turtle. Mrs Pearce, who took the photo on July 27, reported her sighting to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) where it was studied by sea life experts. Claire Fischer from the MCS said: 'Gill Pearce spotted the creature about 20 metres from the bay at Saltern Cove, near Goodrington. 'It was observed at about 15.30 on 27 July but by the time she had got her camera it had moved further out. She spotted it following a shoal of fish which beached themselves in Saltern Cove. The creature remained in the sea, then went out again and followed the shoal - this indicates it's not a turtle as they only eat jellyfish.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Written In The Stones

Your feet are cool; numbed by the fresh river waters
and entranced you see the human fishes which float past your eyes
the stepping stones present no obstacle with the river in flood
They move onward; away from the spawning ground towards the ocean
that sprawling metropolis to the east; where the air is too toxic to breathe
You see the changes written in the stones which adorn the shore
and now the gods themselves are powerless
the stars no longer expand; not anymore
the cosmos is much older than the mortals will ever comprehend ....

Extract taken from 'Awakening a New Scribe' written by Matthew James December 2002

US press and scientists admit that oil is clearing much faster than expected

Daily Mail says: He sparked outrage in the US when he suggested that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was nothing but a drop in the ocean. And he was hounded out of his job for overseeing one of the world’s worst oil disasters as pictures of dying seabirds floundering in oil dominated the front pages of the US press for weeks on end. But now, 16 days after the leak was finally stopped, scientists are coming forward to suggest that perhaps BP boss Tony Hayward may have been right after all. Oil from the well is clearing from the sea surface much faster than scientists expected. Indeed, some are asking whether the original threat was actually exaggerated. And just over 100 days after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers, the water around the Gulf is almost entirely clear. The backtracking by the US media in particular stands in stark contrast to the way in which they pursued Mr Hayward in the wake of the spill.

Buddhist Inspiration ..

So resolve yourselves. It's not just by sitting with your eyes closed that you develop wisdom. Eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind are constantly with us, so be constantly alert. Study constantly. Seeing trees or animals can all be occasions for study. Bring it all inwards. See clearly within your own heart. If some sensation makes impact on the heart, witness it clearly for yourself, don't simply disregard it.

The Real Meaning of Freedom

'The freer a country claims to be, the more rules and regulations it legislates. These only serve to whet the appetite of the creatively devious.

If our actions require the restraining force of established authority, then we do not understand the meaning of the word freedom.

Freedom has nothing to do with having the right to vote for your oppressor; freedom is not having any form of oppression. Freedom is a state of self-responsibility and self-liberation. This is only achieved when we cease oppressing self and others with deviousness in thought, word and action.

Freedom is the ultimate state of our being and is attained when our actions are in accordance with our highest ideals and aspirations. When we reach such a stage of advancement we no longer require any form of governance.'

Linda Smith – author of Returning to Myself.

View Linda Smith's Website here...

The Lost Continent

Atlas is the true name of this archipelago --- continent is an altogether false term, for every "house" or mountain peak was cut from its fellows by natural, though often very narrow waterways. The African Atlas is a mere offshoot of the range. It was the true Atlas that supported the ancient world by its moral and magical strength, and hence the name of the fabled globe-bearer. The root is the Lemurian "Tla" or "Tlas", black, for reasons which will appear in due course. "A" is the feminine prefix, derived from the shape of the mouth when uttering the sound. "Black woman" is therefore as near a translation as one can give in English; the Latin has aendered of the Virgin ("L") and the Serpent ("S"). "THEOS" (root "O," first written "0") means the Sun in his strength and also the Lingam-Yoni conjoined. "CHRISTOS" is "The love of passion of the Rising Sun ("R") and the Serpent" ("S"). The "I" and "T" indicate certain details which are foreign to the present discussion. "NEUMA" (Atlantean "NM") is the "Arch of the Woman," "MARIA," the Woman of the Sun.[23] The words "MEITHRAS" and "ABRAXAS" are again derived from Atlas. (Liber LI - Crowley)

Image Of The Day

Canberra Sunset
original image Matthew James

Cannabinoids Kill Cancer and Our Government Has Known for 36 Years

'The article describes how cannabinoids, the active components of marijuana, inhibit tumor growth in laboratory animals and also kill cancer cells. Then it finishes off by saying that the US government has known for more than 35 years and that the media which would normally go crazy about a cancer cure story like this, doesn’t at all and in fact seem to be burying the story rather than promote it in any way. I for one am amazed at the government’s stance on marijuana and their failed war on drugs, which is more like a war on it’s own country. I guess too many people get rich off of the war on drugs.'..Read more:

Hollie Greig legal adviser asks electoral commission to investigate arrest and hustings ban

'Robert Green, a prospective Parliamentary candidate who was prevented from entering Aberdeen due to bail conditions that were imposed upon him following an earlier arrest, has asked the electoral commission to investigate his case, claiming his “unusual and probably unique” circumstances have never before arisen in Parliamentary history. He has asked for the constituency election to be re-run as a consequence of his hustings ban, which he says prevented him from placing the main issue upon which he was standing before the electorate. Green, who stood as a member of Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers, represents the mother of Hollie Greig, a 30-year-old woman with Down’s syndrome who says she was sexually assaulted by a sheriff and a senior Grampian Police officer, who is now dead...Read more:

Inspiration For The Day

"It is our basic right to be a happy person, happy family, and eventually a happy world. That should be our goal." -- Dalai Lama

" ... we can no longer afford to throw away even one ‘unimportant’ day by not noticing the wonder of it all. We have to be willing to discover and then appreciate the authentic moments of happiness available to all of us every day." -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Returning to Creative Dreams

As children, many of us entertained fantasies or even goals of being an actor, singer, dancer, artist, or musician. In some cases, we received enough encouragement to develop our abilities in those creative arenas, but somewhere along the way we stopped. This stopping may have been due to circumstances beyond our control or to our own unconscious acts of self-sabotage. Being creative can be scary in a world that seems to value logic over imagination and practicality over dreaming. We can forgive ourselves for shutting down or turning our attention away from our inner artist, but perhaps we can also take steps to reclaim our dreams. In certain times and places, developing a creative ability was considered an important part of being a well-rounded human being. It was not necessary to be a professional or a masterly genius, because the act of creativity was valued in and of itself. It gifts are manifold—from the sheer pleasure of allowing our imaginations free reign to sharing and enjoying the fruits of our labor. Children share drawings and songs freely, without self-consciousness, and there is no reason why we cannot do the same thing. You may already be remembering some lost form of expression, such as making jewelry or writing songs. Your soul may be responding with an energetic lift as it feels its way back to a time when it was allowed to express itself freely. Your brain, on the other hand, may be throwing up obstacles, like the idea that you are too old or do not have the time. The truth is, you are not too old, and if you have time to pick up a pen, you have time to make a doodle or write a haiku. Recognize that the obstacles you find before you have arisen from a place of fear and that they will wane in power every time you do something creative. Each creative act takes you deeper into a realm of beauty and magic, a realm that you have every right to return to and reclaim.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

The Chosen Race

I was an elder then, I bore a skin of red
Our land was sacred and tribal and stained with blood
the blood of our innocent women and children
Moved on by the murderous scum because they wanted what we had
the land beneath our feet which we prized
The technology which we hid; which our forefathers had vowed to guard
Butchered were we by the white race as it had been decreed many centuries before
We were the chosen race; we were a kindly race
We took only from the land that which we could replace
or what nature had intended us to eat
we were at one with the eco-cycles of the earth
We were accepted by nature and all its visiting faces
We were there when the rift was made; when the rift was shut
we witnessed all the wrongs and all the devilry
we understood the lessons the race of white had begun
and realise now as we look down on the earth, the payback has started ...

Extract taken from 'The Rift Between Worlds' written by Matthew James December 2002

Spirit of the Rainbow

Inspirational music by Terry Oldfield

The Way of the Disciple

The white magician is ever one who, through conscious alignment with his ego, with his "angel", is receptive to his plans and purposes, and therefore capable of receiving the higher impression. We must remember that while magic works from above downwards, and is the result of solar vibration, and not the impulses emanating from one or the other of the lunar pitris, the downflow of the impressing energy from the solar pitri is the result of his internal recollectedness, the indrawing of his [61] forces, prior to sending them concentratedly to his shadow, man, and his steady meditation upon the purpose and the plan. It may be of use to the student if he here remembers that the ego (as well as the Logos) is in deep meditation during the whole cycle of physical incarnation. This meditation is cyclic in nature, the pitri involved sending out to his "reflection" rhythmic streams of energy, which streams are recognized by the man concerned as his "high impulses," his dreams and aspirations. Therefore, it will be apparent why workers in white magic are ever advanced and spiritual men, for the "reflection" is seldom responsive to the ego or the solar angel until many cycles of incarnation have transpired. The solar pitri communicates with his "shadow" or reflection by means of the sutratma, which passes down through the bodies to a point of entrance in the physical brain, if I might so express it, but the man, as yet, cannot focus or see clearly in any direction.

If he looks backward he can see only the fogs and miasmas of the planes of illusion, and fails to be interested. If he looks forward he sees a distant light which attracts him, but he cannot as yet see that which the light reveals. If he looks around, he sees but shifting forms and the cinematograph of the form side of life. If he looks within, he sees the shadows cast by the light, and becomes aware of much impedimenta which must be discarded before the light he sees in the distance can be approached, and then enter within him. Then he can know himself as light itself, and walk in that light and transmit it likewise to others. (Alice Bailey)

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Anomaly Gallery

Interesting shapes on Mars ...

Mystic Switchboard

Providing the bridge between the two worlds ... connecting those who have been seperated by the illusion of death. The message is simple, life goes on ... the spirit moves to other levels of this virtual universe ...

Clare, your nana stands in from of me with her arms akimbo. She is impatient ... and wanting to know why you are taking so long to make your mind up? He is a good man ... why the dillydallying about. All the hard work has been done ... you should be listening to Helen and go for the plunge. You'll not regret it. It's only a matter of time before your dream job arrives. Its all part and parcel of the impatience that you don't see things clearly. Two children of your own and three between you; surely you won't expect a fourth and maybe a fifth? But that's just what your Nana appears to be saying. She came from a large family who would always fight for the food on the table; hence the reason why she says she developed a rather wide girth!

Gripe of the Day

There's been inconvenient connection problems tonight ... almost as if there is poltergeist activity on line! The broadband speed is average ... but the line quality is appalling.

UK Priests Abuse Child 'Witches'

'Children are being branded witches by preachers in the UK who supposedly exorcize youngsters by beating, starving or even murdering them in the church.

Activists say children are increasingly facing horrific tortures that may even lead to their death -- as in the case of Victoria Climbié -- across the country only for accusations of being haunted...Read more:

Pacific Islands Not Sinking From Global Warming

'Of all the apocalyptic imagery summoned by global warming's proponents, the most compelling has been the threat of coastal devastation from rising sea levels. In his best-selling work "Earth in the Balance," Al Gore argued that the selfishness of Western industrialization would obliterate small, impoverished countries.

"Although the sea level has risen and fallen through different geological periods, never has the change been anywhere near as rapid as that now expected as a consequence of global warming," he wrote. "... Island nations like the Maldives and Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides), will be devastated if the projections made by scientists turn out to be accurate." Mr. Gore solemnly predicted that millions of poor inhabitants would be forced to flee their homelands in a desperate bid for survival - unless we adopt his political agenda. It just isn't so...Read more:

Quantum Mechanics Creates Location-Based Cryptography

'Imagine a form of encrypted communication so secure that it’s physically impossible to access it unless you’re actually at the location where you’re supposed to hear it. Quantum mechanics makes location-based cryptography possible - without any pesky codes or keys.

The basic idea is simple - create an encrypted communication where your actual physical location is the only key required to gain access to the hidden information. It would eliminate any need to create and store decryption keys, which is disproportionately the most complex and time-intensive task in cryptography. You could encrypt a secure line so that the only people who could ever hear would have to be at, say, two secure military bases, eliminating any chance of someone listening in from a third location...Read more:


Compassion is the ability to see the deep connectedness between ourselves and others. Moreover, true compassion recognizes that all the boundaries we perceive between ourselves and others are an illusion. When we first begin to practice compassion, this very deep level of understanding may elude us, but we can have faith that if we start where we are, we will eventually feel our way toward it. We move closer to it every time we see past our own self-concern to accommodate concern for others. And, as with any skill, our compassion grows most in the presence of difficulty. We practice small acts of compassion every day, when our loved ones are short-tempered or another driver cuts us off in traffic. We extend our forgiveness by trying to understand their point of view; we know how it is to feel stressed out or irritable. The practice of compassion becomes more difficult when we find ourselves unable to understand the actions of the person who offends us. These are the situations that ask us to look more deeply into ourselves, into parts of our psyches that we may want to deny, parts that we have repressed because society has labeled them bad or wrong. For example, acts of violence are often well beyond anything we ourselves have perpetuated, so when we are on the receiving end of such acts, we are often at a loss. This is where the real potential for growth begins, because we are called to shine a light inside ourselves and take responsibility for what we have disowned. It is at this juncture that we have the opportunity to transform from within. This can seem like a very tall order, but when life presents us with circumstances that require our compassion, no matter how difficult, we can trust that we are ready. We can call upon all the light we have cultivated so far, allowing it to lead the way into the darkest parts of our own hearts, connecting us to the hearts of others in the understanding that is true compassion.

Quotes For The Day

"There are three kinds of violence: one, through our deeds; two, through our words; and three, through our thoughts. ... The root of all violence is in the world of thoughts, and that is why training the mind is so important." -- Eknath Easwaran

"The ancestor of every destructive action, every destructive decision, is a negative thought." -- Eknath Easwaran

"We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far." -- Swami Vivekananda

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

The Negation of the Great Illusion

The veil of illusion resembles the moment before dawn when the world of familiar things is seen through the fogs and the streamers of mist which veil the world form and also veil the rising sun. Then we have that halftime, that mysterious and vague period when the real is hidden by the unreal; then we have that weird and distorted condition when forms are not seen as they truly are but lose their shape and color and perspective. True vision is then impossible. The astral stage and the vast cycle of time in which the great illusion holds sway can therefore be judged, from the above symbolic approach, to be but temporary and transient. It is not the stage of a definitely divine manifestation; it is not the stage of pure undimmed awareness; it is not the stage of the perfected work. It is that period of time wherein the half-Gods walk; it is the time wherein truth is only dimly sensed, the vision only vaguely and occasionally seen; it is the stage of the half-realized Plan, and when one works on partial knowledge, difficulty and mistakes are bound to supervene. It is also the stage of distortion and of constant mutability; whilst it is in evidence we have the apparently ceaseless pulling hither and thither by forces, working blindly and seemingly without [614] purpose. As far as humanity is concerned, it is the time wherein man is enveloped in mist and fog, and lost in the miasmas arising out of the ground (symbol of the foundational nature of the animal kingdom). Yet at times this stage is seen to be unreal as the dawning light of the spiritual consciousness pierces through the surrounding darkness. It is the interlude between the dominance of the animal consciousness and that of the spiritual, and this interlude of astral illusion is only known in the human family. There is no astral plane except in the consciousness of the fourth kingdom in nature, for man is "under illusion" in a sense different to the conscious awareness of any other kingdom - subhuman or more...

Memories in Dark

Inspirational music by Tim Wheater ....

Servitor Design Sequence - Part 4

4. Is there a Time Factor to Consider?... Here, you should consider the duration of the Servitor's operation. In other words, do you want the Servitor to be 'working' continuously, or only at specific periods? Here, you may wish to take into account phases of the moon, astrological conjunctions or planetary hours, for example, which could be added into the Servitor's symbolic instructions. The Healing Servitor above for example, was instructed to be active for a period of seven days, affecting it's target recipient for seven minutes, at seven hour intervals. This instruction serves to reinforce the number symbolism & association with harmony. It is also at this point that you should consider what happens after the Servitor has performed its task. It is generally held to be preferable that when a Servitor has completed its task, the Servitor should be disassembled by its creator. There are two approaches to doing this. Firstly, one can encode a "self-destruct" instruction into the Servitor at the time of it's creation, where the duration of its existence is defined in terms of the duration of its task, or the fulfilment of a specific condition. For example, the Healing Servitor could be defined so that it's sigilised Statement of Intent is:"To promote rapid recovery and health in ...(name)...working at 7/7/7 intervals, the sum of which is the spell of your life."

The other approach to disassembly is to perform a ritual 'reabsorption' of the Servitor, mentally drawing it back from it's task, taking it apart by visualization, taking back the original desire which sparked it's creation, and taking apart or destroying any material base which you have created for it. Whilst classical occult theory has it that if you do not look after your thought-forms, they will wander around the astral plane annoying people, there is good psychological sense for terminating the 'life' of Servitors which have completed their assigned task - that you are reclaiming responsibility for that desire-complex which you used to create the more...

Buddhist Inspiration ..

An authentically empowered person is humble. This does not mean the false humility of one who stoops to be with those who are below him or her. It is the inclusiveness of one who responds to the beauty of each soul. ... It is the harmlessness of one who treasures, honours and reveres life in all its forms.

Anomaly Gallery

What is the cause of these flames/explosions on the surface of Mars ...? And, whilst on the theme of anomalies, there is the distinct impression of water in this image too, with several of the flmaes appearing to reflect off the watery surface ...

Famous Mystics: Helen Duncan

Spiritualists are no strangers to scorn, skepticism and stupidity. We face these regularly and deal with them appropriately. But few know that one of our most gifted Mediums was charged with conspiracy and actually imprisoned for her special psychic gifts of proving survival after death.

This unsung heroine was one Helen Duncan, a simple Scottish housewife, who was forced to serve time in London's notorious Victorian Holloway women's prison for the appalling "crime" of holding physical phenomena seance's - many months which took a great toll on her health and contributed to her own premature earthly demise.

Helen was born in Callander, a small Scottish town on the 25th of November 1897, the daughter of a master cabinet maker. Her family was far from rich. Like many of her fellow Celtic lassies she struggled to earn a living even after her marriage at the age of 20. Her husband, Henry, another cabinet maker, had been injured during WW1. She had 12 pregnancies, but only six children survived. To sustain this large family and a disabled husband she worked in the local bleach factory by day and her Spiritual work and domestic duties by night.

The small amount of cash she made from her sittings, mostly token donations from friends and neighbours existing in a similar poverty to herself, would often discreetly go to their local doctor to pay for those patients who were destitute. This was in the time before Britain's national health service concept of free medicine for all had been introduced.

But her skill lay in Mediumship of a particular kind, that rare psychic gift of being a vehicle for physical phenomena whilst in trance state. A precious gift that brought comfort to thousands but one which was eventually to cost her her earthly life.

By the 1930's and 1940's she was traveling the length of wartime Britain giving regular seance's in hundreds of Spiritualist churches and home circles. The evidence that flowed from these physical phenomena seance's was astonishing. 'Dead' loved ones appeared in physical form, spoke to and touched their earthly relatives and and in this way brought both proof of survival and much comfort to thousands of traumatised and grieving wartime families.

One such sitting was attended by a man named Vincent Woodcock, who had brought his sister in law for an evening's demonstration. Those 60 minutes changed both their lives. Vincent gave evidence in London's premier Old Bailey court room that the medium Helen Duncan slipped into trance and began producing the much scoffed 'ectoplasm'. Then his 'dead' wife materialised from this ectoplasmic matter and asked both Vincent and his sister in law to stand up. The materialised spirit then removed her wedding ring and placed it on her sister's wedding finger, adding "It is my wish that this takes place for the sake of my little girl". A year later the couple were married and returned for a further seance during which the dead woman appeared once more to give her renewed blessings to the happy couple.

But this touching human story, along with other similar unsolicited and genuine testimonials to her remarkable gifts, were ignored by the law courts for Helen Duncan was destined to 'go down' to appease an establishment terrified that she might accurately discern the date of the D-Day Normandy Landings...READ MORE...

Vitamin D and Prevention of Chronic Diseases

More ... 'from the ridiculous to the sublime'...

"Collecting Rainwater Now Illegal in Many States as Big Government Claims Ownership Over Our Water" ....

'As bizarre as it sounds, laws restricting property owners from "diverting" water that falls on their own homes and land have been on the books for quite some time in many Western states. Only recently, as droughts and renewed interest in water conservation methods have become more common, have individuals and business owners started butting heads with law enforcement over the practice of collecting rainwater for personal use. Check out this YouTube video of a news report out of Salt Lake City, Utah, about the issue. It's illegal in Utah to divert rainwater without a valid water right, and Mark Miller of Mark Miller Toyota, found this out the hard way...'Read more:

Mind Programming, Brainwashing And Mass Hypnosis

Records Known

Throughout the ages of man there has been cosmic visitors
he has been watched and he has been nurtured
It is recorded and these records are now known
Within the structure of this instruments great works it has all been revealed
some is fable and some is stark cold reality
you as a sensitive consciousness must decide for yourself
But he is a scribe and will continue to be so
for there is still much more for him to report
for he can now connect to us on a whim ...

Extract taken from "Through A Pair Of Gates" written by Matthew James Jan 2003

Quotes ... for today

"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays." -- Soren Kierkegaard

"Spirituality is the sacred center out of which all life comes, including Mondays and Tuesdays and rainy Saturday afternoons in all their mundane and glorious detail. ... The spiritual journey is the soul's life commingling with ordinary life." -- Christina Baldwin

"It is not my business to think about myself. My business is to think about God. It is for God to think about me." -- Simone Weil

Good News for BP: Boat Crashes Into Non-BP Oil Well, Creating New Gusher in the Gulf of Mexico

'A tugboat or other workboat collided with the well near Bayou St. Dennis, La., shearing off its valve structure and releasing pressurized natural gas and light oil, DHS official Deano Bonano told Fox News.

Cleanup workers are currently booming off the area and the scene at sea has been taken over by federal agents. The U.S. Coast Guard, Jefferson Parish police and fire officials, as well as Vessels of Opportunity boats have all been dispatched to the scene. Federal officials do not know who owns the well, but a contractor who handles wild wells is also on the way, Bonano said....Read more

Image Of The Day

Canberra Sunset
original image Matthew James

Releasing the Reigns

Our perception of humanity as a whole is, to a large extent, dualistic. We paint people with a broad brush—some are like us, sharing our opinions and our attitudes, while others are different. Our commitment to values we have chosen to embrace is often so strong that we are easily convinced that our way is the right way. We may find ourselves frustrated by those who view the world from an alternate vantage point and make use of unusual strategies when coping with life's challenges. However ardently we believe that these people would be happier and more satisfied following our lead, we should resist the temptation to try to change them. Every human being has been blessed with a unique nature that cannot be altered by outside forces. We are who we are at any one point in our lives for a reason, and no one person can say for certain what another should be like. The reasons we try to change one another are numerous. Since we have learned over time to flourish in the richness of lives we have built, we may come to believe that we are qualified to speak on behalf of the greater source. The sum total of our knowledge will never compare to what we do not know, however, and our understanding of others’ lives will forever be limited. The potential we see in the people who are a part of our lives will never be precisely the same as our own, so we do these individuals a disservice when we make assumptions about their intentions, preferences, and goals. Our power lies in our ability to accept others for all their quirks and differences and to let go of the need to control every element of our existence. We can love people for who they are, embracing their uniqueness, or we can love them as human beings from afar. Your ability to influence people may grow more sophisticated because others sense that you respect their right to be themselves, but you will likely spend more time gazing inward, into the one person you can change: yourself.

Gripe Of The Day ... the 3 Mobile Tortoise

Introducing the persistent 3G Mobile tortoise! 3G ... the fast wireless broadband provider that gives its customers a staggering speed of 58kbps for wireless broadband!!! Dial-up delivers at 56kbps ... so 3G wireless broadband is currently an incredible 2kbps faster than dial-up ........!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

In Material Terms

"The door swings open wide with dazzling, burning white
as an inner sunlight bursts through
A human consciousness unable to comprehend the sight
Perceiving the wraiths there in terms of the material world
and those wondrous beings gratefully accept the form his thoughts give to them
Before him a host of faerie beings stand
Their tiny gossamer wings reflecting the light; rainbow patterns flick and glitter
the brightest sun’s light hurting his eyes
A sphere of intense magnitude hangs before them in the very nothing of space
An orb from a source which is not of the material plane ..."

Extract taken from 'The Legends Come Through The Open Door Again' written by Matthew James 11December 2002

We live in a virtual reality called 'physical life'

Experts: Health Hazards in Gulf Warrant Evacuations

'For the past two months, she's been traveling back and forth between Louisiana and Florida to gather information about what's really happening and share the lessons she learned about long-term illnesses and deaths of cleanup workers and residents. In late May, she began meeting people in the Gulf with symptoms like headaches, dizziness, sore throats, burning eyes, rashes and blisters that are so deep, they're leaving scars. People are asking, "What's happening to me?"

She says the culprit is almost two million gallons of Corexit, the dispersant BP is using to break up and hide the oil below the ocean's surface. "It's an industrial solvent. It's a degreaser. It's chewing up boat engines off-shore. It's chewing up dive gear on-shore. Of course it's chewing up people's skin. The doctors are saying the solvents are making the oil worse"...Read more:

Another Crop Circle ....

The Esoteric Sense

One of the main teachings which can be seen most clearly in all instructions of a truly esoteric character concerns the attitude of the student of the occult. He is supposed to be dealing with things subjective and esoteric; he aims to be a worker in white magic. As such, he must assume and consistently hold the position of the Observer, detached from the mechanism of observation [602] and contact; he must recognize himself as essentially a spiritual entity, different in nature, objectives and methods of working from the bodies which he considers it wise to occupy temporarily and to employ. He must realize his unity and lines of contact with all similar workers and thus arrive at a conscious awareness of his position in the spiritual hierarchy of Beings. So much misinformation has been spread abroad and so much emphasis has been unwisely laid upon status and position in the so-called hierarchy of souls, that sane and balanced disciples now seek to turn their thoughts elsewhere and to eliminate as far as may be all thought of grades and spheres of activity. It is possible, in the swing of the pendulum, to swing too far in the opposite direction and to discount these stages of activity. Do not misunderstand me however; I do not suggest that an attempt be made to place people and to decide where they stand upon the evolutionary ladder. This has been most foolishly done in the past, with much dishonor to the subject, so much so that, in the minds of the public, the whole matter has fallen into disrepute. If these stages are regarded sanely for what they are - states of extended consciousness, and grades of responsibility - then the danger of personality reaction to the terms "accepted disciple, initiate, adept, master" would be negligible and much trouble would be eliminated. It must ever be remembered that individual status is rigidly kept to oneself, and the point of evolution (which may be truthfully recognized as lying ahead of that of the average citizen) will be demonstrated by a life of active unselfish service and by the manifestation of an illumined vision which is ahead of the racial more...

Buddhist Inspiration ..

Because in our culture we overvalue the intellect, we imagine that to become enlightened demands extraordinary intelligence. In fact, many kinds of cleverness are just further obscurations. There is a Tibetan saying: “If you are too clever, you could miss the point entirely.”

The Five Biggest Revelations of Wikileaks Documents

'Six years' worth of secret U.S. documents relating to the war in Afghanistan have been released by Wikileaks, an Iceland-based website that collects and distributes such information. Some news organizations were given the tens of thousands of documents several weeks early so that they could sift through the files and prepare their coverage. The revelations are sure to spark wide debate about the U.S. role in Afghanistan and the nature of the ongoing war. Here are what currently appear to be the five biggest things we've learned so far...Read more:

Just For Fun: The Seasiders 2010 - 2011

A quick insight into the season ahead for the English Premiership new boys, Blackpool. Will they sink or swim up there with the big boys of English football ....

The Queen of Cups has made an appearance to indicate the turbulence and emotion associated with The Seasider's journey through their first season in the English Premiership. The appearance of the King Of Pentacles suggests they will most definitely have to spend money in order to survive. They seem to survive by the skin of their teeth ... teetering above the drop zone? Fourth bottom is suggested ... drifting between third bottom and seventh bottom all season. Without applying any wishful thinking ... Blackpool appear to survive for a 2nd season in the Premiership... copyright Matthew James

The Path of Shin

The path from the first circuit to the third circuit (Malkuth to Hod) on the Tree of Life is path 20, and is called Shin. Shin is a Hebrew word meaning "tooth" and is a symbol of the power which "destroys the error that holds us in bondage to false knowledge." The Biosurvival circuit often lives in a false fear that destroys lives and stops people from functioning in a meaningful way. The Biosurvival circuit will use this pathway to the conscious third circuit to control the manner in which a person thinks. If great fear has been placed in the Biosurvival circuit about dogs, no amount of "rational" thinking will cure that fear and the person will experience an often irrational fear of even a very friendly dog. This type of Biosurvival fear can show up in many areas of a persons life and cause small to large dysfunction. When irrational fears suddenly arise about something that the average person has little or no fear of, you can be certain the fear comes out of the Biosurvival circuit.

It is also said of the path called Shin, that it helps to free our higher vehicles (minds) from the physical plane. A clear suggestion that the rational mind can overcome the damage in the Biosurvival circuit. The Tree of Life has further descriptions similar to this, "It has to do with weighing the evidence, estimation, and measurement." This influence of the rational mind on path 20 allows us to influence the first circuit and enable changes we may need to heal damage.
This path can tie the third circuit to a damaged first circuit, creating a cold, cruel survivor. It can also be used to heal the first circuit or to block it off from making a slave of the third circuit. The rational mind has calculated, cold emotions yet takes great joy in syntheses of patterns. By using the right set of patterns, and adding the strength of the fourth circuit sexuality, the subconscious can be overcome, healed, and integrated.
Such work on the Biosurvival circuit must take some form of physical activity in order to reach the unconscious, sub-physical brain cells controlling the first circuit activity. Meditation can help to reinforce or prepare the way for acceptance but only physical activity reaches this "flight or fight" physical more...

The Experience

Dumbing-Down Society Part 3: How to Reverse its Effects

'The first two parts of this series describes the negative effects that some commonly consumed chemicals have on the body and brain. This third and final part looks at some natural ways to keep the brain healthy and provides tips to rid the body of dangerous substances. In other words, how to fight back against the dumbing down of society!...Read more:

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Inspiration For The Day

"The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself." -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"If we don’t forgive ourselves for our mistakes, and others for the wounds they have inflicted upon us, we end up crippled with guilt. And the soul cannot grow under a blanket of guilt, because guilt is isolating, while growth is a gradual process of reconnection to ourselves, to other people, and to a larger whole." -- Joan Borysenko

Just For Fun: The Red Devils 2010 - 2011

It's getting close .... the new English Premiership season begins in about 3 weeks. Sadly, we have no pet octopus installed in a aquarium in the house! So, as far as accurate predictions for the new season go, it will be touch and go! The tarot layout below (is supposed) to be representative of the Red Devil's progress in the forthcoming new season ....

The King Of Cups? The King of the Cups in their hands? The Champion's League? Or is this the notion that Sir Alex's focus this season? The acquisition of players to attempt to attain this outcome? There appears to be an unexpected piece of good fortune ... but this is not evident at this stage. Holding the purse strings tight until ....? Will it be too late to ignite a somewhat average season? No clear indications of regaining the Premiership Title; though there does appear to be success this season .... Copyright Matthew James

Opening a Closed Connection

There may be times when we feel like our connection to the universe is closed. Maybe things don’t seem to be going well in our day, or our lives, or we may feel out of our element. The truth is, the universe is always there for us. We know that we create our experience with our thoughts, and this is another way we need to make a conscious decision about how we want to experience life. It is up to us to do the work of making the connection, because nobody can do it for us, though sometimes the universe may send us wake-up calls. You can think of it as getting some fresh air. We are always breathing and the air is always around us, surrounding us, moving through us. But we may need to step outside of where we are in the moment—physically, mentally, or emotionally—and make the conscious choice to take a deep breath in order to feel the air coming in and going out. Whether this means stepping outside physically or merely shifting our thoughts, it is only our perception that changes; the air remains the same. It is just as easy to reconnect with the universe. Using the same technique as a breath of fresh air, a deep breath can bring us back to our center. As we inhale, we fill our bodies with the oxygen needed to replenish our most basic physical needs, allowing the air to circulate within us. Exhaling, we release the stale, the used, the potentially toxic air, removing any blocks that may keep us from going deeper into the stillness that lies at our center where we connect to the universe. Feeling closed off does not need to be a negative experience. When we become conscious of it, we can think of the wholeness of a closed circuit, which allows electricity to connect and flow properly. Our bodies work the same way, and when we make that connection in our minds, it can help bring us back to the connection we seek.

Monday, 26 July 2010

The Brow Chakra

The Brow Chakra is located between the eyes. It has a total of 96 spokes. It is often seen as dark blue with or without violet and sometimes with pink-rose color coming from it. This chakra is the command center for your third eye. It contains your ability to see things beyond the normal physical senses, and as such is a source of intuition. This chakra is one of the two places where your spirit can leave your body in an out of body event or in an astral projection. A missaligned Brow Chakra can cause: memory problems, migraines, insomnia, neuralgia, high blood pressure, lumbago, sciatica, low immune system and acute sinitis. (wisdomsdoor)

Anomaly Gallery

More anomalies on the Martian surface ... what are they?

Lady of the Lake

Inspirational music by Medwyn Goodall

Servitor Design Sequence - Part 3

3. What Symbols Are Appropriate to the Servitor's Task?...There is a wealth of magical & mythic symbols which you can draw upon when creating a servitor, which can be used to represent different qualities, abilities and attributes. There is also the symbolism of colour, smell, sound & other sensory media to draw upon. In order to refine the 'program' which forms the basis for your servitor further, you could embellish the sigil by adding other more...

Some Buddhist Inspiration ...

Both mindfulness and discriminative alertness are needed in responding to sensory input of the three types--attractive, unattractive and neutral. Once again, in this tradition mindfulness does not mean simply to witness. It is a more discriminative kind of thing. You are asking yourself, "What is my response?" and then actively responding by applying the antidotes to attachment and hostility. The word mindfulness is a little bit different in different contexts. Here, Mindfulness refers to the mental faculty of being able to maintain continuity of awareness of an object. Vigilance is concerned with the quality of mind, watching to see, for example, if the mind is veering off to other objects.

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Glastonbury Tor ...

BP Oil Well 'Kill' Plan Delayed

'BP's plan to permanently stop the oil leakage of the Gulf of Mexico has been postponed to next week, US oil spill chief Thad Allen has said.

"So generally the next week will be preps, making sure everything is ready to go... and then the week of the first of August is when we will attempt to do the static kill and then move back and finish the bottom kill," Allen said...Read more:

‘Minority Report’ Technology Used by Police to Predict Crimes

'Two police forces have begun trialling the sophisticated programme, which has echoes of the Tom Cruise film Minority Report, where psychics are used to stop criminals before they commit a crime. The system, known as Crush (Criminal Reduction Utilising Statistical History) evaluates crime records, intelligence briefings, offender profiles and even weather reports, to identify potential flashpoints where a crime is most likely to occur...Read more:


Mindfulness (Pali: sati, Sanskrit: smṛti) plays a central role in the teaching of Buddhist meditation where it is affirmed that "correct" or "right" mindfulness (Pali: sammā-sati, Sanskrit samyak-smṛti) is the critical factor in the path to liberation and subsequent enlightenment.
Described as a calm awareness of one's body functions, feelings, content of consciousness, or consciousness itself, it is the seventh element of the Noble Eightfold Path, the practice of which supports analysis resulting in the development of discernment (Pali: paññā, Sanskrit: prajñā). The Satipatthana Sutta (Sanskrit: Smṛtyupasthāna Sūtra) is one of the foremost early texts dealing with mindfulness. A key innovative teaching of the Buddha was that meditative stabilisation must be combined with a liberating more...

Inspiration For The Day

"I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it." -- William Faulkner

What have you been thinking lately? Do you know? We get so accustomed to our thoughts that we lose awareness of them. We don’t see how they are stuck in old habitual patterns, most of which don’t serve us. Take time to journal so you can capture your thoughts on paper. By doing so, you will begin to take control of your mind and use it to best advantage.

"When you choose to understand [and] exercise control over the functions and attributes of your own mind, you will be empowered to create your own reality, to be completely self-reliant and totally prosperous." -- The Delfin Knowledge System

Defining 'Magick'

Magick, in the writings of British occultist Aleister Crowley, is defined as "the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with the will", including both "mundane" acts of will as well as ritual magic. Crowley claimed that "it is theoretically possible to cause in any object any change of which that object is capable by nature". The spelling magick for magic is taken from Early Modern English. It was chosen by Crowley to differentiate his concept from other practices, such as stage magic. Crowley saw magick as the essential method for a person to reach true understanding of the self and to act according to one's True Will, which he saw as the reconciliation "between freewill and destiny." Crowley defined magick as "the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will." He goes on to elaborate on this, in one postulate, and twenty eight theorems. His first clarification on the matter is that of a postulate, in which he states "ANY required change may be effected by the application of the proper kind and degree of Force in the proper manner, through the proper medium to the proper more...

BP Oil and the Art of Masterful Deception

'This is what most Americans do not understand, BP functions as a sovereign government, it translate to mean that big oil answers to no one, but to their invisible Dynastic family bosses. The United States Congress and President Obama are deceptively giving the American people the impression that BP is answerable to the laws, rules, regulations and enactments of the United States Government (this is the furthest thing from the truth). BP makes the damn rules and their invisible tycoons are all sovereign and above all nations jurisprudence systems, what part of that doesn’t you understand?'...Read more:

Silent Escape ...

"The assassins came while we slept
I was ready and escaped
My pursuers unable to follow me
as I made my way down, down ... into the ancient passageways
Places only I had visited
Areas overgrown; entrances not seen
Torches had failed to penetrate that darkness
Too many minds succumbed to fear
But not I
for I knew what lay there
My future
So when that fateful night came
I was ready
I was fearless as I made my silent escape
It was later I cried for all the others who I left behind
who will have been murdered by assassin’s blade..."

Extract taken from "Escape' written by Matthew James 28 June 2002

A Clear Current

The essence of all being is energy. Our physical and ethereal selves depend on the unrestricted flow of life energy that is the source of wholeness and wellness. Though the channels through which this energy flows are open systems and influenced by factors outside of our control, we ultimately choose what impact these will have in our lives. It is up to us to identify and clear blockages in the energy field to ensure that flow is maintained. A healthy, grounded individual absorbs some portion of the energy emitted by other people and the environment, but this does not interrupt the continuous stream of balanced energy sustaining them. The same individual copes constructively with stress and upset, and they are not subject to the stagnation that frequently goes hand in hand with negativity. When we keep the energy in and around our bodies flowing harmoniously, we are naturally healthy, vibrant, and peaceful. Life energy flows through us like a swift stream when there is nothing to obstruct it, but various forces such as trauma, downbeat vibrations, and disappointments act like stones that impede the current. If we allow these to pile up, our life energy is thrown off its course or blocked entirely, causing illness, restlessness, and a lack of vigor. If, however, we take the time to clear these forces away, we rob them of the power to impact our lives. When we cultivate simple yet affirmative habits such as taking regular cleansing baths, practicing meditation and breathing exercises, smudging, and self-shielding, we protect ourselves from outside influences that might otherwise impede our energy flow. Likewise, we lessen the impact of inner influences when we clear our auras of unwanted attachments and divest ourselves of blocked emotions. A strong and fluid energy field is the key that unlocks the doors of self-healing and peace of mind. Your awareness of the flow of energy sustaining you empowers you to take charge of your own well-being by taking steps to unblock, correct, and enhance that flow. Fear will likely be the culprit when you cannot identify the source of stagnation—you may simply be afraid to let go of what is obstructing the flow. Letting go can be challenging, but the exuberance you will feel when the flow is restored will be a welcome and blessed reward.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Be The Change, The Lion Sleeps No More

Buddhist Inspiration ..

When you have many excuses not to do your work, ask yourself what guarantee you have of another chance to do what needs to be done. Time lost is lost for good. No matter how much you promise to improve, no matter what good intentions you have for making it up, the time is gone for good. Feeling sorry about the situation will not bring it back. You can never buy back that precious piece of time. You may think, "Well, that piece of time has passed, but I still have a long stretch of time left." No, you do not! What guarantee is there that you will have another piece of time like this one? Wake up and stop the excuses; they never made sense before and do not make sense now. Laziness and procrastination have never worked in a sound and helpful way. It is only sound and helpful to get things moving---Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Dharma Paths

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Canberra from Telstra Tower
original image Matthew James

Servitor Design Sequence - Part 2

2. Defining Specific Intent...Here, you are creating the core of the Servitor's purpose -the Statement of Intent which is analogous to the Servitor's aetheric DNA. Formulating the Servitor's Statement of Intent may necessitate a good deal of self-analysis into your motivations, desires, realistic projections of goals, etc. As in all sorcery operations, it is appropriate to ask advice from your preferred form of divination. To continue the example of a Healing Servitor, an appropriate Statement of Intent might be: "To promote rapid recovery and health in ...(name)..." Once you have determined the appropriate Intent to form the basis of your Servitor, then the Statement can be rendered into a sigil, or more...

In Pursuit?

There appears to be a high speed pursuit around twisting, turning lanes surrounded by rolling greeh hills of home. A dark coloured vehicle followed by one which has a deep blue colouration; a vehicle which bears plates not of the local area. The occupants observers ... watchers of a premises close by for sight of the little girl. Surveillance equipment evident if you were open the boot of their car. One sighting confirms suspicion. They move in ... but are betrayed by someone within their organisation. Those they have watched ready to bolt ... are on the move. But, is the little girl in their vehicle? Or have they similar vehicles used as decoys ... an airfield nearby. Perhaps their movements have been anticipated. Whatever the situation. It will not surface in the papers of the brotherhood owned newspapers .... Matthew James 25th July 2010

How To Remote View

Get quiet and close your eyes. Be in a quiet, comfortable place without distractions. Allow yourself to relax fully, letting go of all the tension in your muscles. Start with Remote Viewing by location. View places nearby, such as the next room or outside the building. Go farther, such as the next region. Go to the moon, then the stars. Then begin Remote Viewing in time. Find yourself at a happy event a few years ago, then back a few more years, back to being a baby, then back before this life. Visit a few past lives. Or you can go into the future, starting with a few days, then weeks, months, and years. Then continue by viewing your future more...

One With The Elements

"I was one with the plains
One with the air, the water, the fire, the earth
I travelled by the power of my will
Learning the way of the sky
Aware of my destiny from an early age
Caring not it carried me away from the tribe into tributaries of soliloquy
Places of power built by an ancient race
Former keepers of the land our kind did so caring nurture..."

Extract taken from 'A Fire Burned Under A Different Sky' written by Matthew James 5th November 2001

Scientists Confirm Matt Simmons Claim by Discovering Two Giant Underwater Oil Spills

'It's official -- the oil plumes USF scientists found deep underwater in the Gulf are definitely from the BP blowout. USF researchers said Friday they used chemical fingerprints to directly tie the clouds of oil to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.'

Anomaly Gallery

More interesting structures from Mars

Today's Inspiration

"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility." -- Sigmund Freud

In his book Nobody’s Victim, Christopher J. McCullough explains, "In order to live your freedom, you must first accept reality. ‘These are the choices, and given those choices, which do I choose?’ Whether the option you select is pleasant or painful does not alter the fact that, given reality, this is your preference.

"To live your freedom, it is helpful to stop and ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ and then notice whether, given the options, you are choosing what you really want, or whether you want to choose something else.... Sometimes the exercise of freedom involves naming your poison -- all choices may lead to outcomes that are in some way painful. But the real pain is that of feeling powerless -- denying your freedom."

"Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves." -- Dr. Rollo May

Incredible Coincidences

Everyone has experienced the pleasantly surprised feelings left behind by a meaningful coincidence. The situation itself may be insignificant - the book whose title you couldn't remember falls off the bookstore shelf or an acquaintance who seems to enter your life again and again - but the message inherent in the coincidence may not be. Synchronicity, or the unlikely conjunction of events, can be an eye-opening experience. Psychologist Carl Jung theorized that synchronicities occurred when universal forces were aligned with the experiences of an individual, leading to coincidences that appear to be more than just chance. These incidents happen because everything is innately connected. He believed that such events can be called forth by an individual's unconscious needs. Nothing occurs randomly. Rather, we draw certain people, situations, and blessings to ourselves. A synchronistic event such as a chance encounter can be positive, negative, or neutral, and feel deeply mysterious or commonplace. Some coincidences are obvious while others are not apparent until after careful analysis. Perhaps during an ongoing financial crisis, you always found just enough money to get by. Or a recurring dream prepares you for an eventual physical event. Many times, synchronicities represent opportunities to learn about ourselves and the external world. If you feel touched by multiple coincidences or intrigued by a single one, ask yourself why you may be attracting the people involved or the situations. Is it highlighting some aspect of your life or suggesting a course of action? The soul, believed Jung, whispers to us through synchronicity calling us to attention. Seeking the meaning behind a synchronistic event can help you know yourself better, kick start your creativity, or show you future pitfalls to avoid. The most profound coincidences often occur at life's crossroads, stopping us in our tracks and leaving us to find the meaning within.

The Awakening of the Centres

As the life achieves an increasingly high vibration through purification and discipline, the fire of the soul, which is literally the fire of mind, causes the centers also to increase their vibration, and this increased activity sets up a contact with the protective "webs", or disks of pranic energy found on either side of them. Thus, through the interplay, they are gradually worn away, so that in the course of time they become perforated, if I might use such an inadequate term. Many aspirants feel convinced that they have raised the kundalini fire at the base of the spine and are consequently making rapid progress, whereas all that they have accomplished is to burn or "rub through" the web at some point or other up the spine. A sensation of burning or of pain in any part of the spine, when not due to physiological causes, is, in the majority of cases, due to the piercing of one or other of the webs, through the activity of the centers allied to them. This happens very frequently in the case of women in connection with the solar plexus center, and with men in connection with the sacral center. Both these centers - as a result of evolutionary development - are exceedingly active and highly organized, for they are the expression of the physical creative nature and of the emotional body. A sense therefore of burning and of pain in the back indicates usually undue activity in a center, which produces destructive results upon the protective apparatus, and is no true indication of spiritual unfoldment and superiority. It may indicate the latter, but it should be remembered that, where there is true spiritual growth, pain and danger are in this connection practically eliminated. (A Treatise on White Fire)

Stroke Care Delays Could Kill 500 Every Year

'More than 500 stroke victims a year could be dying because they do not get the urgent medical care they need. Many others are left with severe neurological problems for the rest of their lives.
The Vascular Society of surgeons has warned the NHS often treats patients who have suffered a mini-stroke as a low priority. Yet around a quarter will suffer a more serious, potentially fatal stroke within a month...Read more:

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Buddhist Inspiration ..

All sentient beings are exactly the same in that every one desires happiness and seeks to avoid misery. We are not isolated entities disconnected from each other. The happiness and suffering of other beings affect us. This mutual relation is obvious. Sentient beings have been kind and have benefited us directly and indirectly throughout beginningless time. These beings are intrinsically the same as us in their pursuit of happiness and effort to avoid suffering. Thus, it is essentially logical for us to train in cultivating an impartial attitude wishing for the happiness of all beings..Stages of Meditation

BP Hires Prison Labor to Clean Up Spill While Coastal Residents Struggle

'In the first few days after BP's Deepwater Horizon wellhead exploded, spewing crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, cleanup workers could be seen on Louisiana beaches wearing scarlet pants and white t-shirts with the words "Inmate Labor" printed in large red block letters. Coastal residents, many of whom had just seen their livelihoods disappear, expressed outrage at community meetings; why should BP be using cheap or free prison labor when so many people were desperate for work? The outfits disappeared overnight...Read more:

Servitor Design Sequence - Part 1

1. Define General Intent.... The first step in designing a Servitor is to decide the general sphere of influence into which your intention falls, such as healing, protection, binding, harmony, luck, divination, mood enhancement, success in ...., and so forth. Defining your general intent will assist you if you wish to use symbols & magical correspondences in creating your servitor. For example, if you were interested in creating a servitor to act within the sphere of Healing, then you could assemble any associations, symbols, emotions, memories, etc which you relate to the concept of Healing. By consulting a book of magical correspondences such as '777', you could build up chains of correspondences - planetary figures, scents, colours, planetary hours etc. How far you go in this direction is very much a matter of personal choice.... read more...

A Continuation

It’s pretty amazing here .... permanent dreams
Floating through from one to another
Recalling names and places and thoughts
No pain; just the memory; figments and flashes of every emotion.
But the saddest part;; seeing people in places you know
but they cannot hear
you reach out and offer words to console but they are unaware.
Then those who you lost in life
they wander in and out of you; reunited after life
Confirming there truly is no death
You exist but in what nature it is hard to tell

Colours to paint like none ever seen in life
No time to confine or limit
Amazing places glimpsed within where you exist
multi layers combining
veils of colour I am constantly falling
Images appear and fluctuate

I continue, I am here
I realise my existence may well be eternal
I feel a joy ... an ecstasy so familiar
One I know I have tasted before
But as life I had forgotten
Perhaps then I conclude I am now alive
Before I was death in a place we perceived as life

No need too for grief for me in that place for truly I continue
Always shall I be within it all
And sometime again I may bear another shell
Look to my eyes and you will see it is me once more
Playing the game of life as a human again
Learning, adding to the wisdom of my spirit ...

Received by Matthew James Written 20th November 2002

Nature Vs Supernatural In Wicca

Wicca acknowledges that there is only one Nature, and it is everywhere. There is not anything, anywhere – not in galaxies rushing at breakneck speed through the depths of space, not in the Earthly water cycle that brings Alaska's glaciers raining down on China's croplands, not in the invisible bustle of bosons zinging this very moment through my computer's micro-processor, or anyplace in between – that can be rightly labeled un-natural, outside of Nature, whose processes are determined by any force other than Nature's sovereign power.

Wicca is not a supernatural religion like Christianity, Islam or Judaism, although it is often condemned as supernatural by these very institutions. These major Middle Eastern religions all posit a God who exists outside of the physical universe, a male "Creator"deity who is said to have fashioned the universe from dead matter just as a stonemason "creates"a solid wall by gluing together rocks, and who is believed to reside in a "Heaven"located somewhere "outside"the physical universe He created. How much more supernatural can you get? Every aspect of this belief violates the evidence to be found in real, physical Nature as to how things are and came to be – beginning, and very much to the point here, with the supposition of an un-observable "outside"to the physical universe. Wicca, being a natural (as opposed to supernatural) religion, posits no such "outside,"or any deity inhabiting such an unlikely space.

Nor does Wicca posit any such wildly supernatural notions as male-only deity or, really (though many Wiccan authors use the term – in my opinion, quite thoughtlessly), a Created universe or an implied building-block Creator of any kind. Referring to the physical/natural world as Creation immediately centers the discussion in a masculine, Judeo-Christian context.

The central deity of the Wiccan religion is the Great Goddess, and we see concrete evidence for Her reality and presence in every living particle of the real natural world. If there is not one single living thing on the Earth, from amoebas to human beings to the whole spectrum of life between them, that can be observed being "created"by anybody out of the "bricks"of "dead matter"(and there's really not – think about it!), then why should we assume that an opposite rule applies to anything else in the universe – let alone to everything else, as is posited by those Middle Eastern religions?

Everything alive, here on Earth, is born of a woman, of a female creature of its own species. In Wicca, we see everything that is – from the sub-atomic particles that make up atoms, to the molecules atoms come together to form, to all matter and energy (and the water and rocks and gases and plants and people and suns and galaxies that arise from their eternal, cosmic dance) – as alive and conscious, varying only in degree. For Wiccans, the physical universe is not a dead thing constructed for Man's pleasure or control by some distant male god. It is Her body, the real, physical, sensually vibrant, lush and beautiful body of the Great Goddess, the Mother of All, and everything we believe as Wiccans flows from this understanding. We exist within Her and participate in the intimate processes of Her being, alongside every other living thing in the universe that, like us, and following the observable pattern to be found in real Nature (as opposed to some unlikely, imagined "super-nature”), was never created at all, but that is rather continually born within Her, and who is composed, just like us, of the real physical substance of Her more....