What a year that wasWhat a year that was
We have just had a very rare weather occurrence (for winter) 42 tornadoes hit the mid-west
Looking back at the year 2011 I am struck by how tumultuous it was, both in our personal lives and the world around us. Last year was a number 9 cycle for me, with a letting go of old patterns and preparing for a number 1 cycle this year, new beginnings.
I look back often, reflecting on the things I have done and the choices I have made. Whatever I learn, I share with you. I am a teacher, but I am also a friend.
I wrote 41 articles for this blog last year. Sometimes I write about current events, yet I find on reflection that they are reflections of things I have written about earlier, the warnings for the future, the things I felt important to write about. They are visions.
So in this blog, I will be referring not to the content of the articles, but, why I wrote them, and the things that became clear, later. For only by looking at the past can we know, and understand, our future.
This is how my year began:
In Prejudice? Not: I wrote of a time when I didn't know about prejudice, yet came to learn, sadly, how it was all around us. It also was a reminder to be aware of the things that bound us, and not, what divided us.
Mother Mary Comes To Me: was where I located the tomb of Mary, Jesus's mother in
St. Francis's Prayer: "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace".
The Water Of Life: I wrote about our relationship with water, and its healing power. I had seen floods like the Asian tsunami years before it happened, observed the floods in
The Cat Came Back: A cat that died, then came back.
My Life As A Spy: My college professor who used to work for the
The Dog, Shifted: Into another dimension, that is. Literally. And children do that, but later forget how. So I teach them how not to forget. And our faithful friend, the dog? They teach us too. In the time to come, we will all need faithful friends.
The People Are Revolting: It all began with a small act. A fruit seller in
Karma happens: We were supposed to get the storm of the century in
The Purpose of Astrology: Astrology is a key to human understanding, and an adjunct to psychology. It also is a mandala, that when we meditate upon it, gives us insights into our future and opens up spiritual possibilities. We are more than the sum of our planets, and the possibilities are endless..
To a Friend As He Prepares To Make His Last Journey: I lost a dear friend last year. As he prepared to make his final journey, his friends around the world gathered to honor him and remember his very special qualities. And it inspired me to write, once again, about the journey into the other realms, how we go into that white light and are embraced by that universal peace.
A Prayer For The People of
There was a time when I would do every thing in my power to help others, and, I did. But, the truth is, we now are in a stage when what must be, will be. Those who were not prepared to change will, by going through the fire, be forced to change. There is no distinction between good and bad people here, because it isn't about punishment. It is about the lack of understanding, and our disconnection from God, that is to blame. And even then, when we understand, we will have still have to go through this difficult time, and become stronger as a result.
The number of coincidences all show me how I am so closely tied to the people of the
But it was my prophecies that were even more astounding; how I saw 9/11, was present for the
Psychism and The Occult Wars: Psychism is a gift connected with what I call the super-brain, the part of us that is beyond our logical mind and connects with other dimensions. It really is a pity that some so called 'rational thinkers' are so irrational they automatically discount anything that cannot be seen or measured. Well, they ought to suck it up and not ask for endless debate on what people believe in or not. I can er, 'debate' with the best of them, so far I haven't seen any :) What bothers me more is how they act as shills for the pharmaceutical industry. Many people I have treated for schizophrenia displayed the same emotional sensitivities I have seen in the truly psychic. This is a field of study that interests me, and the dialogue I prefer to have is with people who presently do not have closed minds.
Magick, and The Spiritual Alchemy of the Soul: And now, we come to a lesson in magick. It is the practical application of psychic powers to achieve change. That some use it in the black arts is sad, but that is the way it is. It is a choice they make. And, since magick is based on the energies of the soul, understanding it is the first requirement of healing. And then, only then, can we achieve the spiritual alchemy which is our birthright. Oh, and yes, with it one can indeed, control the weather. Whether one chooses to do so is another matter altogether :)
Happy Passover to Everyone: I wrote Battle For the Soul Of the Jewish People a very long time ago. And I still believe, that they, and Muslims, and Christians and Buddhists and Hindus and Shamanists all need to change. But why is this night different from all other nights? Because I chose this night to say that God has a covenant with all of his people.
Healer: I come not to heal your bodies, but, your souls. At this point
And sometimes, one must help speed up the process.
I come to bring balance to the Universe.
Reflections On the Nature of Evil: Was Osama Bin Laden evil, or was he drawn that way? Now that he's been reported killed in
Heaven Lies At The Feet Of The Mother: This was an appreciation of my mother, and the mothers I have known. The body that nourishes us. This is about the earth that has lost the ability to nourish us, and the Feminine Energy that is so out of balance that all else is out of balance. And if you do not change, then only death and destruction await you.
The Politics of Corruption: 1. The corruption of the mind 2. The corruption of the soul.
3. The corruption of the body. 4. The corruption of the planet. 5. The corruption of language.
6. The corruption of the overseeing class. 7. The corruption of the spirit. I hate them all. But we also have, within the smallest tiniest part of our being, a kernel of truth.
The End Of Days: Are we truly coming to the end times? Not really. It is a time of change, of plan and action and movement. It isn't the end, it is truly the beginning of something new.
For the Sheep, Fascism: Why does a 'spiritual' person like me write so often about politics, I am asked. Fascism is an overarching means of control by people who do not respect free will. WE have been moving towards a more openly fascistic society. Good, I say. Whatever it takes to make people wake up, and act.
Ergon, Thaumaturge: I've been posting on the internet as Ergon for many years now because I lost my password for Man From Atlan on Huffington Post. But Ergon, from the Gnostic, means the work, the ability to work miracles, the right eye of the soul. It connects me Hermes Trismegistus and Marcilius Ficinus and Giordano Bruno and Plato. And it is a planet in another dimension, where I came from.
Humanity, Devolving: We were meant to evolve, we did not. Physically, emotionally and spiritually, we are moving backwards. God help us all.
First Scientist, or Last Sorcerer?: Sir Isaac Newton and his studies in Alchemy, without which he never would have discovered the laws of gravitation or thermodynamics. A true renaissance man, who as Leon Battista Alberti said, would be "a man who could do all things as he willed".
What Might Have Been: I knew I would be using the Internet as a way of getting in touch with people, and for more than 10 years, I did. But eventually I got tired of going on about politics and social justice. People were powerless and didn't want to think about anything that required difficult solutions. I would focus on spiritual things only. Then, I came across the Meredith Kercher murder. There were many things in it, the power of coincidence, the psychology, the astrological component, but it was above all the underlying spirituality that drew me in.
Yes, four lives, wasted. Yes, the victim was forgotten even as the accused murderers, Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito, and Rudy Guede were convicted. Knox and Sollecito even attracted some sort of perverse publicity that made it about them.
As Marcus Aurelius once said, "justice is the basis of all things". Yes, that was important, but you see, it was a symbol. You know I claim to see things. I knew the future of
But, spirituality calls for balance. If we cannot fight to right a wrong to one person, then how can we right that which is out of balance on the planet? So, I devoted myself to the case.
A Defense of Homoeopathy: One of the biggest sources of corruption on this planet is the Medical-Chemical complex, and the false belief that only they have the solution to illness. I refute that, and my answer is here, in my defense of homoeopathy.
I used to suffer from asthma, homoeopathy cured me. I saw thousands of people helped in the homoeopathic hospital I worked in. During the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918-20 (caused by the mass vaccination of American soldiers sent to
I support homoeopathy because:
- We are seeing the failure of conventional medicine.
- Homoeopathy is a proven alternative.
- It is cheap and affordable for every one.
- We will have a great need for it one day.
Cranks, Inc: I try not to dislike people. I also have no problem calling out the truly nasty ones, one of whom is a professional skeptic called James Randi. First of all, this isn't personal. He is merely a representative of some truly insidious ways of thought. His tactics as a debunker are no worse than anything I've seen in various propaganda fronts. His moral center might best be described as 'the end justifies the means', and I can look on that and say, jeez, he's a stage magician who admits to using theater to bamboozle us.
But, since he chose to be the front man for various high profile attempts to discredit alternative medicine, psychism, and astrology, then I look at his tactics and behaviour, and see an angry man who recruits young, impressionable angry people and teaches them to spam the internet with their passive aggressive debating style. I've sparred with them tens of thousands of times on subjects like the vaccines and autism debate, homoeopathy, astrology, and the cultist set of beliefs I call 'scientism', which has nothing to do with Science, and every thing to do with preventing genuine honest research into anything alternative. He has no credibility ever since he finally outed himself by denying the global warming effect, and so the only extent of my feeling for him is that he corporatized 'Skepticism', hence my title, Cranks Inc.
Where I take issue is not with him, but the social engineering and other 'foundations' that support him. They take every thing that is hopeful and beautiful and reduce it to doubt and support for the status quo. I don't, and am not dependent on being a lobbyist for other interests to end up being unable to speak this truth to power.
The world has changed, and you have become obsolete. People now thirst for answers.
Yes, violence is morally wrong and soul deadening. But in a world where we bomb
The Horoscope of the
To understand a person, you need to read their horoscope (sorry :) To understand a country, you need to read its horoscope too. And I've done horoscopes for
Someone asked me a question about a person born under the sign of Cancer, and I said, some Cancers were going through a rough time. And the
I wrote about the ideals that formed the nation, and the corruption of those ideals. I said there would be a culmination of a cycle, and a time of renewal. I said it was important for to be in the
So far, that has not happened.
The Criminal Mind: This is the second of the Meredith Kercher murder series.
When I was a student in
So, I had to ask myself if the murder trial was something more, a reflection of the breakdown of society and that increased criminality was a sign of increasing mental illness?
So I asked two basic questions:
Is there such a thing as a criminal mind?
How can that be ascertained?
We know that the prisons are filled with clinically disabled people. Yet it seems we still are so stuck in our religious past it is easier to label them as 'evil', than 'sick'. Note that I do not excuse their crimes. Society must indeed be protected from them, not for the sake of punishment but to preserve society but also, protect all of us. But I also wanted to go beyond the debate of free will vs biological or social determinism (we commit crimes because we are poor or psychologically damaged)
Are there genetic, neurological, behavioral, or even, physiognomic markers? Apparently, yes, and I went on at length about them, with ideas about root causes. I quoted educators, psychiatrists, psychologists, and even, judges.
Read this book: Exploring the Criminal Mind subtitled Advances of Brainscience and Mental Procedures of the Criminal Personality: A Unified Brain-Mind Theory. The author and publisher, Jens-Jacob Sander, is a judge in the Norwegian Courts of Justice and an excellent read.
But my question still is to see what we can do to examine the issue of criminality in society, and see if we can come up with solutions.
Who Is This Man?: Way before I gained some small measure of notoriety arguing with people on social justice websites, I used to have a website of my own, not just a blog. After going to the south of
It was a spiritual website, it challenged people, and I did a lot of writing for it. It was up for six years, from 1999-2005, and was even, for a brief period of time, within search engine Alexa's top 250,000 ranking. Even I was surprised with that.
I made a spiritual statement: this was who I was, and whether people believed or not, I would help all those who asked, and, I would put up all my words on the net, and teach for free.
Then my webmaster disappeared after a messy divorce and the web hosting company went out of business, and I found myself unable to reinstate the site. By then, my work had expanded so much with students and followers I never was able to reinstate it. Well, first as this blog, from 2007 on and then last year I had the website up again.. A DIY project, without all the bells of my previous site, and I still haven't done everything up the way I'd like, but, it's there, and a new generation of people are able to read, and like or dislike it.
I think, as we go into 2012, it is sorely needed, even though much of my important writing is now here. Wait till I'm able to finish it up, it'll be something :)
The Rape of Europa: This was an appreciation of the gifts of Western Civilization to the world. The East has its own, equally important, contribution, and I look at my children, half-European, half-Eastern, and think it wonderful to see that in them. But i went with them on an extended tour of
Buried Treasure: How I found Phillipine dictator Marcos's billions, and was asked to help some one recover that, and also, an Iranian's billion from some European banks, yet I was talking about spiritual treasure, and they, were only interested in the material.
A Psycho-Astrological Perspective on the Relationship of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito: Why do we meet certain people? What are the karmic connections to people, places, and events that draw us together? What possible outcome can we foresee from such a congruence of events?
This was the third article of my Meredith Kercher series. I saw from the respective horoscopes that Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito would likely be released. Many were too emotionally invested to even consider that possibility, even though I tried to warn them. But, after the verdict, I was more interested in the many spiritual messages I was getting, and astrology was simply, just another tool for understanding.
And here, I saw not only the relationship between the two accused, but also between the accused Amanda Knox and Meredith Kercher, the victim. I already had formed my own opinion as to guilt based on the evidence, but, the horoscopes gave such an extra dimension to their relationship I was shocked, and also, how new information kept coming up. Just the other day I realized that both Knox and Kercher were born on the full moon, and that Knox and Sollecito, met on the full moon. To me, that confirms the validity of astrology as a field of study.
The Road, Less Travelled: This is about the road we must travel. It is about a journey we must all make in order to discover the purpose of our lives. And there may be an easy road, or a more difficult one only you might understand why you took it. All I say is look at your belief systems and reactions, and then, take the road less travelled.
The Joy of Writing: There has been much love in my life, and I have had great happiness and sadness. But I am writing here about my love of books, and telling a story, and, the joy of writing.
So I was the editor of my school paper, known as the boy with his nose always in a book, and it was such a natural progression for me to become a writer.
If I had the chance to go to
My advice to writers: if you think you're a writer, then, you are. Learn to appreciate 'criticism'. Writing is a gift we share with others. Let the words come to you, and may you, always know the joy of writing.
The Mothers of the Plaza De Mayo: I have not yet written about
The Argentinean 'dirty war' of the 70's was on the part of South American military dictatorships and the
In 1977 the Mothers of the Plaza De Mayo began to gather in quiet protest, asking for knowledge of the whereabouts of their children. The parallel group the Grandmothers continued their vigil, and eventually, the Argentinean government fell. "What we have done we did over time with perseverance, creativity, persistence, stubbornness, and the great love we have for the two generations that we are looking for. And we didn't realize we could grow in such a way."
Quo Vadis?: I thought I'd never known any Italian people until I came to
I'd focused so much on
Postscript: The Italian liner Costa Concordia hit a reef and sank two months later. It was a tragedy, but, it also was a sign.
Satan-ism: An Italian court overturned the conviction of the prosecutor of the Knox/Sollecito murder trial, who had wrongly been accused of believing that a prominent series of sex crimes had been influenced by a satanic cult. Then another Italian court convicted some refugee smugglers of murder for throwing several of them into the sea in a voodoo ritual.
This brought about a riff on my part about whether satanism was part of a battle between the lords of light and darkness, or whether many secret societies were in fact fronts for more mundane power and wealth based efforts.
Certainly, there have been secret societies from Babylonian times. Certainly, the various defense agencies use cults as an experimental front for their mind control experiments. Certainly Jim Jones of the infamous
In the early 70's I met and studied a group called the
They believed in Jehovah, Satan, Lucifer and Jesus as archetypes. Me, I see them as aspects of the whole. I see them as also, energies. But what they said, still resonates. That humanity would not be able to rise above its conflicts. That the vast majority would still hold to their 'hollow materialistic dreams'.
So, is Satan real? Yes, if you accept it as part of your consciousness. As long as you accept that Satan, like God, resides within us. That you determine your fate, and not, an external force.
Beyond that, only God is real.
Zero is the Greatest Number: Some scientists found the hint of the presence of something and a breathless media said they'd discovered 'the God particle'. Hmphh.
The news is exciting, because it expands our knowledge of the Universe. It may help explain the Standard Model of Particle Physics. Though it does not explain the gravitational forces that hold together the Universe I think Einstein's General Theory of Relativity does a pretty good job of it, even it does not explain everything.
I was reading "Deciphering The Cosmic Number-The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung" by Arthur I. Miller. Pauli was a famous physicist who predicted the discovery of the neutrino and had a lasting impact on theoretical physics. Jung's psychoanalytical theory borrowed much from metaphysics and arrived at the concept of a universal consciousness, and, synchronicity.
That these two scientists were open to new interpretations of the supernatural and used alchemical symbology to describe nuclear forces intrigues me. But, there's a new dimension waiting to be discovered, as we create a new Theory of Everything, which binds together all the forces that create the Universe.
Pauli was the physicist who searched for the common root number of the Universe. He felt it was 137, being a fine constant in the structure of matter, but also, of kabbalistic significance. Another story: my family knew the late professor Abdus Salam, who won the Nobel prize for Physics for discovering the electro weak nuclear force, and should have got another, for saying that neutrinos have no mass.
This is where I believe the root number of the Universe is Zero. A theme in my meditations is that there is a nothingness, a void that is at the center of the Universe. And it is that nothingness which is God, and out of that void comes light, and the force of creation that holds the Universe together.
You can plot a line across curved time and space, say in four dimensions, and satisfy the requirements of Einstein's physics. I say, there are multiple parallel dimensions, all spinning at different speeds and slightly out of sync or off axis with each other, so time and space can be measured in may ways relative to each other. You can exist across time and space, as I say to my students, and perhaps physics and metaphysics can be reconciled, as Pauli and Jung hoped.
But, Time circles upon itself. And so God has always been, and always will be. And everything is a value, and a number, but it is zero that takes it to a higher level, 1 to 10 to 100 etc. So again, God comes from nothingness, yet always has been, and we require God to help us go to the next step in our evolutionary path.
Conclusion: It took me almost a whole month to write this. There just was too much happening and I was waiting on further events. I said, what a year that was. And, you haven't seen anything yet. But I also said: for some, a year of miracles.f