Sunday, July 31, 2005

Open Letter to the Pope

>I have friends who will not play games of any sort with me because if I start winning they think I am "cheating" (Gods help me if I roll 4 nat 20's in a D&D game,you'd think I was playing with
loaded dice the way everyone acts HA!). I just usually play with others that I know who have the ability so I dont get accused of anything.

I find, in literati, some days better than others for influencing outcomes; some days, like yesterday, I just feel completely unmagical, so I have a bit of literati self-respect to recover today... ;-P

>It looks like others have covered the possibilities here pretty
>comprehensively but on the outside chance that you're looking for a
>uniquely modern guise of the Lady of the Sea, check out references to
>the Blue Lady in this article:

"The demons' gateways from Hell include abandoned refrigerators, mirrors, Ghost Town (the nickname shelter children have for a cemetery somewhere in Dade County), and Jeep Cherokees with "black windows.""

Yikes, did someone say mirrors, Z? ;-P

"One demon is feared even by Satan. In Miami shelters, children know her by two names: Bloody Mary and La Llorona (the Crying Woman). She weeps blood or black tears from ghoulish empty sockets and feeds on children's terror. When a child is killed accidentally in gang crossfire or is murdered, she croons with joy."

Bloody Mary has a point, callous as it sounds: she "croons with joy" at the release of these, in fact, luckier children from one hell of a life ;-P

"The homeless children's chief ally is a beautiful angel they have nicknamed the Blue Lady. She has pale blue skin and lives in the ocean, but she is hobbled by a spell. "The demons made it so she only has power if you know her secret name," says Andre, whose mother has been through three rehabilitation programs for crack addiction. "If you and your friends on a corner on a street when a car comes shooting bullets and only one child yells out her true name, all will be safe. Even if bullets tearing your skin, the Blue Lady makes them fall on the ground. She can talk to us, even without her name. She says: 'Hold on.'""

We have got to find out her true name, and free the Blue Lady, Z: kind of reminds me of in The Never Ending Story, where Bastian had to name the Empress, and he gave her the name of his mother (a tad Freudian, there!)... but I could never catch that name, no matter how many times I watched it, with and without my son, because he called it into the wind, and the wind just snatched it away ;-P

"A blond six-year-old with a bruise above his eye, swollen huge as a ruby egg and laced with black stitches, nods his head in affirmation. "I've seen her," he murmurs. A rustle of whispered Me toos ripples through the small circle of initiates."

Hmm, initiates, indeed ;-))

"For these children, lasting bonds of friendship are impossible; nothing is permanent."

That seems the nature of reality anyway, for anyone (ask the Buddha!). These children have a unique opportunity to learn samsara up close and personal, so to speak, and therefore I think even Jesus would call them blessed (in one of his more "beatific" moments) ;-))

"What these determined children do is snatch dark and bright fragments of Halloween fables, TV news, and candy-colored Bible-story leaflets from street-corner preachers, and like birds building a nest from scraps, weave their own myths. The "secret stories" are carefully guarded knowledge, never shared with older siblings or parents for fear of being ridiculed -- or spanked for blasphemy. But their accounts of an exiled God who cannot or will not respond to human pleas as his angels wage war with Hell is, to shelter children, a plausible explanation for having no safe home, and one that engages them in an epic clash."

These children seem more adept chaos initiates than I; in the midst of their songs of innocence, they also learn tough, gnostic songs of experience along the way (see also William Blake!) ;-))

An astute folklorist can see traces of old legends in all new inventions. For example, Yemana, a Santeria ocean goddess, resembles the Blue Lady; she is compassionate and robed in blue, though she is portrayed with white or tan skin in her worshippers' shrines. And in the Eighties, folklorists noted references to an evil Bloody Mary -- or La Llorona, as children of Mexican migrant workers first named her -- among children of all races and economic classes. Celtic tales of revenants, visitors from the land of the dead sent to console or warn, arrived in America centuries ago. While those myths may have had some influence on shelter folklore, the tales homeless children create among themselves are novel and elaborately detailed. And they are a striking example of "polygenesis," the folklorist's term for the simultaneous appearance of vivid, similar tales in far-flung locales."

Hehe, maybe now we do know her true name ;-))

"God didn't just flee from the demons, he went crazy with grief over who led them. Bloody Mary, some homeless children say the spirits have told them, was Jesus Christ's mother.

"No one believe us! But it's true! It's true!" cries Andre at the Salvation Army shelter on NW 38th Street. "It mean there's no one left in the sky watching us but demons." His friends sitting on the shelter patio chime in with Bloody Mary sightings: She flew shrieking over Charles Drew Elementary School. She stalks through Little Haiti, invisible to police cars. "I know a boy who learned to sleep with his eyes open, but she burned through a shelter wall to get him!" a seven-year-old boy says. "When the people found him, he was all red with blood. Don't matter if you're good, don't matter if you're smart. You got to be careful! If she see you, she can hunt you forever. She's in Miami! And she knows our face."

Maybe I should have blogged this more appropriately on Bjorn Erik's blog: he still loves the "Virgin Mary", by the way ;-))

>I used to live within twenty miles of the Christian Coalition
>compound where the shows are taped and Pat Robertson's divinity
>college is (Norfolk/Virginia Beach area) and I can say from personal
>experience that the place is SPOOKY.

Lol! What did you expect? ;-))

> I applied for a job there once
>to get past the guards, look around and talk to some folks. Ever seen
>that vacant look that fully indoctrinated Scientologists get? Same
>thing on these people.

Mind you, that could amount to projection; a born again Christian also accused his former eastern guru and devotees of having the same "empty gaze"

And why should we call a vacant or look spooky anyway? Masters everywhere seem to represent "sky" (i.e. vacancy) as opposed to "clouds" (of everyday emotions and preoccupations); the trick seems to find that "sky" vacancy in yourself, i.e. your own "inner guru", and then you don't need "masters" or "gurus", Z. People looking for messiahs "coming on the clouds of heaven", so to speak, i.e. fundies of all persuasions, and that applies to Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist fundies as well, miss the point: we have to create a "buddafield" of consciousness, not look for a buddha coming from without; that seems the inner meaning of the idea of Maitreya? ;-))

Don't mind if I just ramble on to myself, for a bit; nobody has responded to my posts lately, anyway, so I will just blog this (another way of talking to yourself: the loneliness of the long-distance blogger, and I did post something of interest to Oregonians at least this week too... Oh, well, "the higher they fly, the fewer", my sainted grandfather would say *sigh*)

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Some bloggers have all the luck ;-))

Friday, July 29, 2005

Watch a little movie about the Oregon civil unions bill

....and if you live in Oregon, contact your state representatives to let them know what you think!

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Hehe, virtual postcard sent to me by fellow literati freak germanfreek, Joe from Montana ;-)) Posted by Picasa

Interesting astrological times next month?

>Even separately, each of the three events seems still a very rare occurrence, but their power will be so much greater since they are all going to happen within a very short interval, in just a matter of days… (exactly 13 days!) (I wonder in what exactly these events consist?) ;-))

>First of all, there will be Saturday, August 06, 2005: the moon will enter a capital phase. What this means is that for a brief period of time, you will escape the maleficent influence and harmful magnetic radiation of this nocturnal celestial object...then Tuesday, August 09, 2005, when a major magnetic eruption will occur on the SUN, when,for the length of several minutes, you will again escape the negative dominion of the wicked magnetic radiation... and, finally, Friday, August 19, 2005, you will feel how this day is unlike any other, a MAGICAL day, saturated with a special sort of radiation, the last magical day this year! (???)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Sufi mysticism

"Outside, the freezing desert night.
This other night inside grows warm, kindling.
Let the landscape be covered with thorny crust.
We have a soft garden in here.
The continents blasted,
cities, and little towns, everything
become a scorched blackened ball.
The news we hear is full of grief for that future,
but the real news inside here
is there's no news at all."
(Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, 1207-1273, in the poem 'The Tent')

Al-Hillaj Mansoor - little known 10th century Islamic mystic - faces a crucifixion many times more barbaric and cruel than that of Jesus without complaint. The headsmen chop off his prayerful hands, they butcher his feet, eyes, nose, tongue. [Bjorn Erik once adopted the cybername Al-Hallaj: it seems at least symbolically true ;-P]

Soul of the Century!! lol

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Happy Mayan New Year!!! ;-)) Posted by Picasa

More prophegandizing, from another blogger's point of view

And the power of blogs and the blogosphere in breaking news, or a storm in a British teacup? (Sassygate)

Also check out Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Browse the Section Menu by region or interest, e.g. GLBT news ;-))

Monday, July 25, 2005

Blue Crystal Night: to sleep, perchance to dream...

An interesting possibility for virtual reality, combining it with virtual sex, seems that, if you wanted to bunk down with someone, say, Captain "Scotty" of Star Trek, you could easily do exactly that, and that could amount to what really blasts virtual reality into the stratosphere! ;-))

"When one provokes in a child a fear of the dark, one awakens in him a feeling of atavistic dread. Thus this child will be ruled all his life by this dread, whereas another child, who has been intelligently brought up, will be free of it." (Adolf Hitler, 1941).

"The hidden mind is far more potent than the superficial mind, however well educated and capable of adjustment; and it is not something very mysterious. The hidden or unconscious mind is the repository of racial memories. Religion, superstition, symbol, peculiar traditions of a particular race, the influence of literature both sacred and profane, or aspirations, frustrations, mannerisms, and varieties of food - all these are rooted in the unconscious. The open and secret desires with their motivations, hopes and fears, their sorrows and pleasures, and the beliefs which are sustained through the urge for security translating itself in various ways - these things also are contained in the hidden mind, which not only has the extraordinary capacity to hold the residual past, but also the capacity to influence the future. Intimations of all this are given to the superficial mind through dreams and in various other ways when it is not wholly occupied with everyday events." (J. Krishnamurti, 1963).

Could Jesus himself represent the first of the "false Christs" to come, which he himself prophesied? Cheeses of Nazareth! lol

"The Indians don't have messiahs... But if the time comes when the big destruction starts, towards the end, there will be one. He's just a kid, a young kid, who will come in the clouds. A voice will be with him, a strong voice who will talk." (Grandfather Semu Huarte, 1985).

"[Kalki] shall descend upon the Earth" (Vishnu Purana, c. 300-1000).

"The voice of the unusual bird is heard" (Nostradamus, 1555).

"No master of Wisdom from the East will himself appear or send anyone to Europe or America... [at least until 1975]. He will appear as Maitreya Buddha the last of the Avatars and Buddhas, in the seventh Race. Only it is not in the Kali Yuga, our present terrifically materialistic age of Darkness, the 'Black Age', that a new Savior of Humanity can ever appear" (H. P. Blavatsky, 1888).

"The year 1986 is the year beginning the age of Maitreya who will at this time appear in the world. It says the end of the world or 'night' of the world will end ten years later [1996]" (Meichi Nozama, channelling Meishu Sama, 1989).

"Long awaited he will never return. He will appear in Asia [and be] at home in Europe. One who is issued from great Hermes, and over all the Kings of the East he will grow. From the Black Sea and great Tartary, there will be a king who will come to see France. He will penetrate through Russia and Armenia, and into Byzantium where he will leave his bloody rod. The man from the East will come out of his seat, passing across the Apennines to see France. He will fly through the sky, the rains and the snows, and strike everyone with his rod" (Nostradamus, 1555).

"I see barbed wire fences in Mongolia and far into Russia [bringing to mind the Communist era]. After that a man will appear in the east with a face like carved stone. The hilt of his sword he has always in his hands. A body like polished marble" (Madame Sylvia, 1931).

"A great teacher with olive skin and bearded will come from the direction of the rising sun, flying in a huge canoe with massive wings a few centuries after the coming of the white brother" (Quetzalcoatl, pre-Columbian).

"I am forever looking and praying eastward to the rising Sun for my true white brother to come and purify the Hopi. My father, Yukiuma, used to tell me that I would be the one to take over as leader at this time, because I belong to the Sun Clan, the father of all the people on the Earth. I was told that I must not give in, because I am the first. The Sun is the father of all living things from the first creation. And if I am done, the Sun Clan, then there will be no living thing left upon the Earth. So I have stood fast. I hope you will understand what I am trying to tell you" (Dan Katchongva, Hopi elder, 1972).

"And the [American Indians] had a prophecy from the old days: that a man from the East, with his followers wearing red clothes, would come to this land and free them from slavery imposed on them by the invaders. By coincidence, my people were wearing red clothes; by coincidence, I was coming from the East. And red Indians started coming, saying that 'We have been waiting - because this prophecy we have heard for generations.' These were the fears the [U.S.] government would never talk about. I could have provoked the red Indians against the whole American government, I could have created a revolution - this was their fear. They wanted to destroy me and my commune as quickly as possible " (Osho, 1986).

"You know angels don't really have wings. It's really... it's a, it's a spaceship... It's a vehicle, I mean, and it travels by light, the refraction of light. I was taken up past Orion... I went up and found that God was actually [the creator of] an ancient civilization that was before the world" (David Koresh, 1993).

"The Katarians came from Sirius... Impossible to say how many [human beings] will be taken off Earth before the shift [of the Earth's poles], as it depends in large measure on the willingness of those there to leave the Earth and go into orbit, and also on how many at the time deserve rescue. The Kantarians will be helping with the alerts and assisting in rescue to some extent, although the Ashtar Command will be in charge of the actual rescue mission" (spirit guides of Ruth Montgomery, 1985).

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Word Wars

This looks like a great movie, especially for literati freaks, like me! Unfortunately, I cannot seem to download a trailer yet, while speedlimited to dialup (until the 25th), but I wonder, has anyone seen it around in any of our cinemas yet? ;-))

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Good breaking news!!

>Witchcraft finally legalised
>July 21, 2005
>From: AAP
>Witches ... finally allowed to be themselves / file IT is clear
>skies for witches and other followers of the occult in Victoria with
>the repeal of an antiquated law making witchcraft, sorcery and
>fortune-telling criminal pursuits.
>Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls has introduced legislation
>repealing the Vagrancy Act, saying many of the offences had no place
>in today's multicultural and tolerant society.
>"It is almost 200 years old and is steeped in the language and
>attitudes of Dickensian England," Mr Hulls said.

YAY!!! This calls for some sort of celebration: c'mon!! ;-))

>Other offences included in the legislation – such as escape from
>lawful custody, obscene exposure, begging and possessing house-
>breaking implements – will be re-enacted in other legislation.

Strange to have these associated with witchcraft and fortune-telling anyway! lol

>"There'll be several thousand pagans in Melbourne celebrating this
>news under the full moon tonight," he said.

Aroooooooo!!! ;-))

Friday, July 22, 2005

Life before the computer

life before the computer? Posted by Picasa

Memory was something you lost with age
An application was for employment
A program was a TV show
A cursor used profanity

A keyboard was a piano
A web was a spider's home
A virus was the flu

A CD was a bank account

A hard drive was a long trip on the road
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived
And if you had a 3-1/2 inch floppy .

.. you just hoped nobody ever found out

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Very nice website : check it out for youselves, especially if you have the luck to live in Oregon (see upcoming events, and Sebi will love its "magical" aspect ) ;-)) Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Papa Legba, Voodoo deity

I found this beautiful image of Papa Legba online, as wyrd_crossings got me thinking about people who have inspired me, and, as well as Sammy, our heavily pregnant receptionist, who seems to represent a goddess of computers, I also thought of Greg, one of our Gawith Villa clients. I had always thought before, he had maybe had a past life as a watchdog, always vigilant, and uncannily observant, does not miss a trick, although non-verbal, so that if ever you can't find anything, you just sing out, "Hey, Greg, where can I find the [whatever]?" and then it always uncannily, miraculously appears! In this life, I theorised, he seems in training for a future life as a guardian angel, doing much the same sort of thing, but from higher up! Maybe, just as Dotty represented or incarnated the Hawaiian goddess Pele (as an annoying old woman always going about bludging tobacco!), he incarnates the extremely kindly and benevolent chief Voodoo deity and "way-opener" Papa Legba. Gods and goddesses really do walk among us, in all sorts of "wonderful disguises" (to use a phrase from Mike Scott)... Interesting also that Papa Legba's symbolic beast equates to the (watch)dog; interesting also that they also depict Papa Legba as somewhat lame or crippled in some way... Here endeth the Sabbath sermon; time to go to "church" with 3PBS gospel show ;-))

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

London Bombing Has The Scent of an Inside Job

Location New York City


First: My condolences to anyone who lost a loved one in the London Bombings, may your loved ones rest in peace.

The Israeli Embassy in London was notified in advance, resulting in Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu remaining in his hotel room rather than make his way to the hotel adjacent to the site of the first explosion, a Liverpool Street train station, where he was to address an economic summit.

An Arabic commentator on BBC at a loss trying to explain these attacks also said to keep in mind, one of these attacks occurred at Edgeware Road the center of a predominantly arabic population...."Little Arabia" she called it.

The warning contradicts the fact that the original explanation of a power surge went out for an hour or more. They knew it was an attack but put out a false explanation. Plus why did Netanyahu get a warning and the victims didn't?

Here is the Israeli report of forewarning and of no Israeli victims (screenshots)




How convenient that this "terrorist" attack happens just in time to KEEP THE BRITISH IN IRAQ.

Again, who benefits? Who gets what they want from this attack?

Ex-Mossad Chief, Efraim Halevy Calls For World War After London Attack: Rules of conflict for a world war

The only beneficiaries of this attack are the warhawks, who hope this bombing will halt the erosion of public support for their war. Certainly both Bush and Blair needed a distraction to keep the media off of the proof that they lied to start this war in the first place.

Now, we have: Blair, analysts see Islamic link to London blasts

Well, let's just take a look at those experts Blair relies on, shall we?

Boaz Ganor, director general of Israel's International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism.

Mordechai Kedar, a counter-terrorism analyst for Israel's public television.

That rates a "Hmmmmm".

People of the US, UK, and the World. This is just the latest in Government Sponsored "terrorist" attacks, and there will be more, unless we stop them through whatever means needed. Be it impeachment, or revolution, or somewhere in between, the terror attacks will stop if we reclaim our rightous command over our governments.

Look at the way things have gone:

War on Illiteracy - More illiteracy, and more ignorance
War on Drugs - More Drugs on the Streets and more addicts.
War on Poverty - More Unemployed and homeless

What makes this any different? They declare a "War on Terror" and now we have more terrorism in the world than we had in 2001.

Either A: they are the masterminds of all of this, or

B: they are all incompetent morons.

Either way, they should be lynched.

This is not the end, there is more attacks to come. How do I know?

Because they want control over any and every person, place, and resource. They want complete control over you, they want it so that you'll be so scared of being attacked, that you'll do anything the government wants. Be it giving up your rights, sending your kids off to die in more and more "necessary" wars, taking more and more of your money out of your pockets until we're all reduced to slaves, willing to do the bidding of our Government masters.

George Orwell must be rolling in his grave with the level of government corruption around the world. 1984 is only a glimpse of the hellish nightmare they are slowly creating with these "terrorist" attacks.

Don't let the media mislead you, this was NOT Al Qaeda. Osama Bin Laden, according to an obituary in an Egyptain Newspaper, DIED in December of 2001. With all this talk of terrorism in the US and UK governments, do you think they'd really miss intelligence on a train bombing plot? And if they really did, anyone in the US or UK should be supremely pissed off, because all of those tax dollars used to increase anti-terrorism precautions where useless, being as they didn't even come close to stopping this terrorist attack. Don't be fooled, demand answers, and if they don't give them, impeach them, by any means necessary, your freedom is at stake.

Fox News' Brian Kilmeade: London terror attack near G8 summit "works to ... Western world's advantage, for people to experience something like this together"

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The following exchange between Fox News host Brian Kilmeade and Fox News business contributor and substitute host Stuart Varney occurred during breaking news coverage of the attacks on London subways and buses on the July 7 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

KILMEADE: And he [British Prime Minister Tony Blair] made the statement, clearly shaken, but clearly determined. This is his second address in the last hour. First to the people of London, and now at the G8 summit, where their topic Number 1 --believe it or not-- was global warming, the second was African aid. And that was the first time since 9-11 when they should know, and they do know now, that terrorism should be Number 1. But it's important for them all to be together. I think that works to our advantage, in the Western world's advantage, for people to experience something like this together, just 500 miles from where the attacks have happened.

VARNEY: It puts the Number 1 issue right back on the front burner right at the point where all these world leaders are meeting. It takes global warming off the front burner. It takes African aid off the front burner. It sticks terrorism and the fight on the war on terror, right up front all over again.


Which pretty much gives you the motive right there, along with who really did it.

So, Who Knew About London???

What is curious to us is to watch the reaction, beginning with Tony Blair who is immediately blaming terrorists - as one would well expect in the wake of the Downing Street Memos which show it was not "terrorism" that drove the British to enter the Iraq War, but part of a long standing Bush plan which had been sold to the British.

There has been no claim of Responsability for the London blasts, but already the Mainstream Media is "hinting" that it was Al Qaeda. So, a timely reminder that Al Qaeda is not always what you are told it is.

Once a government resorts to terror against its own population to get what it wants, it must keep using terror against its own population to get what it wants. A government that terrorizes its own people can never stop. If such a government ever lets the fear subside and rational thought return to the populace, that government is finished.



Mossad isn't psychic, just complicit.

(Confirms my initial suspicion, as per Friday's post, that Al Qaeda may not have had anything to do with it.)

"By now you may have guessed: I come from another planet. But I will never say to you: take me to your leaders. (...)
"Instead I will say, take me to your trees. Take me to your breakfasts, your sunsets, your bad dreams, your shoes, your nouns. Take me to your fingers, take me to your deaths.
"These are worth it. These are what I have come for." - Margaret Atwood.

"From that which we fear, make us fearless.
O bounteous One, assist us with your aid.

"May the atmosphere we breathe
breathe fearlessness into us:
fearlessness on earth
and fearlessness in heaven!
May fearlessness surround us
above and below!

May we be without fear
by night and by day!
Let all the world be my friend!"
( - Atharva Veda XIX)

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Cute and funny "shaggy dog" story ;-))

Friday, July 08, 2005

London's 9/11: White Galactic World-Bridger/Death

In my dream it seems I have to move two kids, one Josh, being little, and one older girl (my inner child?) out to the country, with basic beds, bedding etc., in my good old car, but I have nothing with which to move furniture, and it seems I have yet to do everything, but find myself doing nothing; also I have to keep pulling him away from the windows he wants to climb up to, although the windows remain closed, because of my excessive fear of heights...
This seems a classic anxiety dream, such as I used to have in the school-holidays, as a teacher, although then the anxiety mostly derived from the school situation itself, and got progressively worse as school-term approached (now the only 'work'-related anxiety dream I have had concerned losing Bill ;-P), but now my anxiety seems primarily related to self and immediate family (now only Josh). Interesting that it raises also my "excessive fear of heights", because that did not actually emerge till we lived in a high-rise flat! My acrophobia seems as much an expression of anxiety as Josh's worsening obsessive-compulsiveness, however much he denies that as an expression, or symptom, of anxiety - and how could he not worry? Dog/sidereal Cancer seems "born to worry"... Dare I raise it as an expression of concern next I see him? Until now, I have raised it with him only as a "joke" ;-P
In the meantime, given "London's 9/11", that rudely interrupted my Literati game and chat last night, we all have plenty to worry about. Perhaps the idea of "move them out to the country" comes from the basic flight response of: "if at all possible, avoid cities, and crowded places". "They" (allegedly Al-Qaeda, but has everyone forgotten the IRA, who seem however happy to let Al-Qaeda carry the can?) , seem to have also made threats against Denmark and Italy, for continuing to maintain troops in Iraq. Don't we also? ;-P
I feel like playing William Blake's London in sympathy: "...and the hapless soldier's cry/Runs in blood down palace walls..." Does it not seem ironic that this had to happen hard on the heels of their feeling over the moon, chosen for the 2012 Olympics? o O (apocalyptic date, end of the Mayan calendar and all that?)... The apocalyptic plot thickens, and they don't call anxiety the epidemic of the millenium for nothing, given the current climate of the "politics of fear" ;-P

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Yellow Rhythmic Seed ;-))

Had a very strange dream about Sebi last night, in that he seemed strangely excited about a project (multimedia?) he wanted us to collaborate on, but would not tell me any details; when I noticed he wore a spider "slave-bracelet", like my bat one, and like the spider-bracelet I had in Norway, I immediately begged him to swap...

BTW, I think I can guess who today's Chevalier de Batons in today's cyber-Tarot is: an exciting new email and chat acquaintance, in the Cirque du Soleil, whose "fire" pic I just set as my wallpaper... ;-))

Monday, July 04, 2005

Blue Overtone Night ;-))

Venus (Love), Mercury (Communication), and Saturn (Structure) offer significant planetary influences now that will ensure absolute changes, whether in our actual daily routines, personal interactions, or attitudes, and seem sure to enhance our lives tremendously. A time of loving communication, using caution, heralds a new season in your life (astro-forecast sounds like Dr Phil, "This could be a changing day in your life"? lol)

BTW, has anyone ever noticed that you can regard Tschaikowsky's Nutcracker Suite (as on ABC TV in delightfully camp version yesterday) as an early forerunner of Stephen Spielberg's Artificial Intelligence, and, as the age of the cyborgs dawns on us in the not-too-distant future, their anthem may well take the form of the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy? lol I.e. they both seem embodiments of the age-old fairytale of Pinocchio to me, i.e. "the wooden boy who wanted to become real", and science fiction soon becomes science reality? Move over, Bicentennial Man also! Soon, all our fantasies about Jude Law as the perfect cyborg-gigolo may come true... Mind you, the Nutcracker Suite (which I had never really watched until my computer died, only knowing bits of the music from Disney's Fantasia) also incorporates other ageless themes, like the journey of a young girl (Clara) from childhood through adolescence to early adulthood ;-))

Or does that seem all too postmodern an interpretation for some? ;-))

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Conversation with P'taah as mentor/counsellor:-))

Sebi: I hope some of this is useful, and that it cheers you up and makes you feel better.

Me: Therefore I reproduce the relevant bits as a "conversation with Pt'aah, as mentor/counsellor", as per the High Priest/Pope that just turned up in my meditation this morning (glad I did it at the altar again, not in bed) altar looked a bit neglected of late) ;-))

P’taah: Well, my beloved ones, what do we have this day of your time?

Strange opening question: maybe I could use that (for openers) in counselling? lol (laughter ALWAYS the best medicine, not to mention banishment of whatever ails you?) ;-))

Mickey: Well, P'taah, I have been thinking a lot about self-worth and our perception that we’re not worthy and how that plays out in people’s lives. People do very strange things and act in very strange ways because they don’t think they’re worthy and I wondered if you’d like to talk about that.

P’taah: Indeed, it is so. You know, this idea called self-worth, well lack of self-worth we would say, is simply about mis-perception because you have not been taught who you really are. And much of this idea, lack of self-worth, you could say, is based on religiosity -- the idea that you, humanities, are miserable worms, always having to strive to be worthy of the love of God. Well, of course, there is no God personified, and who you are is part of this energy that you call, mistakenly, ‘God’.

Me: True, I have given Bjorn Erik enough "unconditional positive regard": time he returned some of the favor? ;-))

P'taah: Now, that you might struggle to feel satisfaction in your life -- well, that is another thing, really, also quite strange.

Me: cf. Charmian Clift: "Finding Australia is a queer and emotional business"... so seems having to migrate back to one's native country, when one intended the migration the other way ;-))

P’taah: They don’t have to pass on anything. It is in the collective consciousness. And all of you pass on these insecurities – the idea that you must struggle to be worthy of note, to be worthy of attention, to be worthy of love – you breathe this in from your first breath in this life. As you awaken to life in physicality and as you tap into the collective consciousness, there it is. You do not have to be brought up in a religious family at all.

Me: Infant Sorrow (William Blake, Songs of Experience) as opposed to the original Infant Joy (Songs of Innocence)? ;-P

Mickey: I think it’s fascinating that what happens, it seems to me, is that somehow males are trained to deal with this by being arrogant – and I’m generalizing hugely here – whereas females are taught to deal with it by trying harder and harder and harder and being much more submissive.

Me: Yeh, and look where that got me in Ballarat, not to mention Charmian Clift, again (not that she seemed all that submissive, but she certainly felt it)... Hence she represents an Aussie proto-feminist, as well as a proto-blogger ;-))

Me: Mind you, I did do that in Norway as well...but with paranoid schizophrenia, the 'normal' male/female patterns don't work any more

P’taah: Well, in a way, a facet of that is absolutely true. Of course, arrogance usually hides the feeling of inferiority.

Me: That seems why, I know, people often take me for arrogant, when I really feel insecure....if only they knew ;-P

P'taah: The other thing that occurs, of course, as you are children, as you are growing up, because of the sense of unworthiness, all of you want to pick on everybody else because if you make other people feel unworthy, then perhaps you will feel better. And so this thing is self-perpetuating.

Me: That sounds like depression/anxiety to me (as in the last days of Charmian's life, when you could no longer tell the difference between drunk and sober) ;-P

P'taah: And, of course, women, historically, must be good at serving and being submissive, to keep the peace, to raise the family, etc. And, of course, those lines become blurred but nevertheless, there they are.

Me: Not to mention other lines, like those between fact and fiction, and one writer (George) ripping off another's alter ego (Charmian's 'Cressida Morley') to present it in the harshest possible light ;-P

P’taah: Because it is a matter of changing neural patterns so that, first of all, as you acknowledge the grand truths of this idea called ‘I am worthy of all wondrousness simply because I exist as a Perfect and Eternal Expression of Source’, as you acknowledge that you are a body of consciousness, are eternal and that body of consciousness, in a way the life beingness, is indeed simply an extension of Creation, then this idea called ‘unworthiness’ ceases to have any validity.

Me: I actually prefer today's Mayan affirmation (Yellow Lunar Sun): "I polarise, in order to enlighten, stabilising life. I seal the matrix of universal fire with the lunar tone of challenge", but, hey, whatever floats your boat!! ;-))

Mickey: That’s wonderful. I think that I’m going to add this to my Morning Song because I think I’m at the place where I’m ready for that.

P’taah: Indeed, all of these things are part of a grander idea of who you can be and marry very well with your gratitude for this life that you and the Creator effect.

Me: Gratitude for this life? Well, yes, and no.... Nothing so much wrong with this little life, as the fact that I cannot lead it in Norway, as intended ;-))

Mickey: Wow. Wonderful, P’taah, thank you.

Me: And thanks from me, P'taah, and Sebi ;-))

Namaste! (And namaste also to Bjorn Erik, as we used to do in Norway)..... The sun shining in my window helps too: thank you, Kinich Ahau ("lord of the day", in Mayan) ;-))

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