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Saturday, 30 July 2011

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Ayn Rand On C S Lewis

From "Ayn Rand Really, Really Hated C.S. Lewis":

Ayn Rand was no fan of C.S. Lewis. She called the famous apologist an "abysmal bastard," a "monstrosity," a "cheap, awful, miserable, touchy, social-metaphysical mediocrity," a "pickpocket of concepts," and a "God-damn, beaten mystic." (I suspect Lewis would have particularly relished the last of these.)

These insults and more can be found in her marginal notes on a copy of Lewis' "Abolition of Man", as printed in "Ayn Rand's Marginalia: Her critical comments on the writings of over 20 authors," edited by Robert Mayhew. Excerpts appear below, with Lewis' writing (complete with Rand's highlighting and underlining) on the left and Rand's notes on the right.Two examples:

Either we are rational spirit obliged for ever to obey the absolute values of the "Tao," or else we are mere nature to be kneaded and cut into new shapes for the pleasures of masters who must, by hypothesis, have no motive but their own 'natural' impulses. Only the "Tao" provides a common human law of action which can over-arch rulers and ruled alike. A dogmatic belief in objective value is necessary to the very idea of a rule which is not tyranny or an obedience which is not slavery.
"The lousy bastard who is a pickpocket of concepts, not a thief, which is too big a word for him. Either we are mystics of spirit or mystics of muscle - reason? who ever heard of it?- such as in the Middle Ages?"

You cannot go on 'explaining away' for ever: you will find that you have explained explanation itself away. You cannot go on 'seeing through' things for ever. The whole point of seeing through something is to see some-thing through it. It is good that the window should be transparent, because the street or garden beyond it is opaque. How if you saw through the garden too? It is no use trying to 'see through' first principles. If you see through everything, then everything is transparent. But a wholly transparent world is an invisible world. To 'see through' all things is the same as not to see.
"The abysmal caricature who postures as a "gentle-man and a scholar" treats sub-jects like these by means of a corner lout's equivocation on "seeing through."! By "seeing through," he means "rational understanding"!"

"Oh,BS! - and total BS!"

[more]

Ayn Rand, avatar of Reason!


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It The Water A Lectionary Reflection
GENESIS 9:8-17

1 PETER 3:18-22

MARK 1:9-15

IT'S THE WATER,

AND A LOT MORE


It's the beginning of Lent, a journey that takes us from temptation to temptation, from grief to death. It's a time of reflection and for letting go of distractions and obstructions. Some of us do better at this than others. I must confess to a lack of discipline in these things, and Lent has been no different than any other season. But the invitation to allow God access to our lives so that we might be reconciled and renewed is there. Here is an invitation to join Jesus in the wilderness, where trust in God is essential.

Reference is made in each of these lectionary texts to water, which as we know is the foundation for life. Without it life is, it appears, impossible. This is why astronomers search the heavens looking for planets that might have water, and thus the promise of life. We know that our carbon-based bodies are made up primarily of water, and so without water there's little left except chemicals. Thus, water is, so to speak, our life-blood.

Water is the thread that connects these three texts, taking us from the story of Noah to Jesus' own baptism at the hands of John, with a stop to reflect on the salvific effects of the baptismal waters. What we learn is that God is at work in the midst of these waters, not washing away dirt, but drawing humanity into the covenant community. Water is, for Noah and for Jesus, the starting point for a journey into the presence of God, and in 1 Peter, baptism is linked to the Noah story, serving as "mark of a good conscience toward God." Thus, as we begin our Lenten journey, we begin in baptism, which ushers us into the covenant community.

Although baptism doesn't figure directly into the Genesis passage, the fact that the author of 1 Peter appeals to Noah's experience with the Flood, which serves as a metaphor for baptism, connects the Noah story to the other texts. Baptism is for Christians one of the two foundational sacraments. We may vary in our theologies and our practices, but whether applied at the beginning of life or at some later time of accountability, Baptism serves as a sign of reconciliation and inclusion into the covenant community of God.

To provide a theological context to consider the relationship of these texts to baptism, I want to point to an invitation given to Disciples of Christ to deepen their theology of baptism. In a book edited by Keith Watkins, we hear this word:Through the signs of water and word, God is reaching out to humanity to join us to God's own self. It is this transcendent aspect of Christian baptism that has taught us a truth we did not initiate, and that bids us into covenant partnership with God-in-Christ through baptism. In the preamble to our "Design, "we affirm along with the whole church in every time and place that baptism is ours only as a gift. [Keith Watkins, ed., "Baptism and Belonging, "(Chalice Press, 1991), pp. 16-17]. With this thread in mind we turn to three texts that introduce us to the Lenten journey.

If you grew up in the church, as did I, you were introduced to the Noah story early on. You probably didn't hear the whole story, how God judged the earth and killed every living thing, except Noah, his family, and the mating pairs of animals who would, like and his family, repopulate the earth. All we heard was that God told Noah to prepare for the Flood by building an ark and making room for all these animals. Later I learned that Noah's Ark was located somewhere up on Mt Ararat in Turkey. That was, however, back in my more literalist days. In this passage, the Flood has subsided, and before Noah, his family, and the animals leave the ark, God makes a covenant with them, that never again would the flood waters destroy all creatures. The sign of this covenant is the bow that God places in the clouds. It will serve as a reminder, not to human or non-human life, but to God. When God sees the rainbow in the sky, God "will remember the enduring covenant between God and every living being of all earth's creatures."

It's important to note the breadth of the covenant partners included in this relationship, especially in light of recent comments made by a Presidential candidate who accused the President of having a non-biblical theology that placed humanity below the earth. What is clear in this passage is that God not only covenants with Noah and family, but with all creatures - great and small. There is a strong environmental/ecological message present in this covenant. As Nicole Johnson writes in her lectionary commentary on this passage:God's promise to protect the "entire" creation calls the faith community to see its own existence and well-being as tied together with the existence and well-being of the rest of the created order, so loved and protected by its creator. Humans are in covenant not only with one another and God but with the natural world as well. ("Preaching God's Transforming Justice: A Lectionary Commentary, Year B. "p. 129). It is a reminder that God's reconciling vision of a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:19) must include more than simply human life, but all of God's creation.

When we come to 1 Peter 3, we find a discussion about the reconciling ministry of Jesus, who dies that we might have forgiveness of sins, but who is made alive in the resurrection so that he might take his place at the right side of God, where Jesus "rules over all angels, authorities, and powers" (1 Pet. 3:22 CEB). This is a rather intriguing passage with mysterious connotations. The meaning of baptism is linked to the Flood, and the ministry of Jesus includes preaching "to the spirits in prison," that is the disobedient spirits that had been waiting since the time of Noah to hear this message of salvation.

There isn't space here to explore the implications of this obscure reference, though it has been taken as the foundation of the so-called "harrowing of hell," whereby Jesus liberated the spirits from their hellish existence so that, having heard the good news, might be saved. It's a passage that gives some support to the idea that there are post-grave opportunities to hear and respond to the gospel. The passage is not clear, but it is suggestive, and thus worth pondering.

With regard to baptism, Peter connects it to the Flood, so that even as Noah and his family are "rescued through water, baptism is like that. It saves you now... because it is a mark of a good conscience toward God" (1 Peter 3:20-21 CEB). Peter links this act of baptism to the resurrection, which is the ultimate foundation of salvation. Although this reference is not as clear as Paul's reference in Romans 6, here it seems that baptism serves as a sign of identification with Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. Even as we go through the baptismal waters we are saved through the resurrection of the one who sits in heaven at God's right side. If the connection with Noah holds, then baptism isn't just an appeal of a good conscience, it is the sign of the covenant that God makes with the world.

With the gospel reading we return to the Baptism of Jesus, which we observed at the beginning of Epiphany. Once again we hear a word of how Jesus came to John and was baptized in the Jordan. Mark's account is brief and active. As he comes out of the water, the heavens split open and Jesus sees a Spirit fall like a dove upon him, and then hears a voice from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I dearly love; in you I find happiness." There is, of course, an adoptionist understanding of Jesus' relationship to God. There's no pre-existence or miraculous birth, just an embrace of Jesus as the one who would be God's Son - and thus the one who would represent God in this world.

But the baptism is only part of the story. We've already been to this place in this story, and so we must move with Jesus into the wilderness. Mark with his forceful delivery tells us that the Spirit "at once"... "forced" Jesus out into the wilderness." The wilderness of Palestine shouldn't be confused with our understanding of wilderness. Growing up in Oregon, wilderness means rugged mountains with lots of big trees. Here the wilderness is a desert. Water may be the foundation of life, but here water is a scarce commodity, and thus life is precarious. Here Jesus faces the tempter, Satan. For forty days, Jesus is out among the animals, facing temptation. What this temptation is, Mark doesn't say. Matthew and Luke fill in the details, but Mark just has Jesus wrestling with temptation, and as he does, the angels, whom according to 1 Peter, Jesus will one day rule over, attend to his needs in this difficult hour.

Following this wilderness experience, and after John is arrested, Jesus begins his ministry. He goes into Galilee, a much lusher place to live, where he announces God's good news. And what is this good news: "Now is the time! Here comes God's Kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!" (Mark 1:14-15 CEB). From Baptism to the travails of the desert, Jesus is prepared to take up his calling to preach the good news, the news that saves and brings into existence God's kingdom. The nature of the kingdom isn't defined. But it's clear that the kingdom is coming, and it's time to get ready. So do change your heart and you life, so you'll be ready. And know that it is for this reason that God is happy. The reign of God in Christ is here.

As we begin this Lenten journey, a journey that begins in a baptism that draws us into the covenant community of God, we hear our own calling to announce God's good news. As Paul makes clear in a passage read during Ash Wednesday, to us is given the ambassadorship of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:20). Since the reign of Christ is upon us, may we trust our lives to the God proclaimed in this good news.


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St Francis Xavier Cathedral Green Bay Wi
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Reference: alchemy-and-alchemists.blogspot.com

Friday, 29 July 2011

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Spirituality Super Sized Sacramental
THE WEEDING has been accomplished. The soil amending has not. One of my kind readers sent over a link to an article about 'lasagna' amending, though and I am definitely going to go for that in some parts of our little garden. This basically involves composting right on the ground. No tilling and digging. I'm sure I can get away with it over in the 'dead zone' where nothing is growing these days and then use the 'part two' method for where we actually need to plant.We don't have any of our own compost since the whole bee incident. We never got our compost bin back in the game. Any second though, one of us might be compelled to muck around in the worm farm. Maybe some of the worms will get sprung from their work camp and go to live in the garden. I don't really mind mucking around with the worms, it's just so very messy to drag the canister out and put it in the sun so the worms leave the top layer.I can tell you, they don't really do what the instructions say they do, either. They don't really leave when you take the top off and go to a lower layer. If they do, it must take eons. I always end up picking about a million worms out of the goo I want for the garden. The last time I did it, all I saw when I closed my eyes were worms, worms, worms. It took hours and hours, both tot harvest the castings and to stop seeing worms when I closed my eyes.I'll offer it up for the Poor Souls in Purgatory and for the fallen that have gone on to Purgatory here on Memorial Day. I think the last time I dug around in the worms it was also Memorial Day. Memorial Day has become worm casting harvest day around here.Is that wrong? Perhaps I should pick another day in the future.Speaking of wrong. A reader takes issue with our notes about the rosary as a sacramental.I"T'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT A ROSARY ISN'T A SACRAMENTAL UNLESS A PRIEST HAS BLESSED IT."You're not entirely wrong. But there is some confusion. There is more than one type of sacramental and that's where we've gone a little haywire here.We think of a lot of things as sacramentals that aren't actually sacramentals....yet." For example, the medal of a saint, like the ones we have in our shop, is considered by many to be a sacramental, because it can be" a sacramental. But it isn't "actually" a sacramental until the medal is blessed by a priest.It's a "big fat sin" to sell blessed objects, by the way. I've found that somehow the confusion over an object being a sacramental and blessed causes people to assume that our medals are blessed when they arrive in your mailbox.I assure you, they are not. Until you have them blessed by a priest yourself, they are not sacramentals.In fact, any object that has been blessed by a priest is a sacramental. I admit I have a little bit of trouble entirely getting my brain around this idea. A sacramental is defined as something that brings your closer to the Seven Sacraments and therefore closer to God. So when you have your car blessed, it's a sacramental? I guess you can drive to church in it.Anyhow, a rosary is a sacramental all on it's own because "prayers can also be sacramentals "and the prayer of the rosary has been deemed a sacramental by the Catholic Church. A blessed rosary also carries certain indulgences, which brings us back to square one of our discussion.I hope this clears things up. A rosary is a sacramental all on it's own because it is both prayer and an object. When you have it blessed you just 'super size' it.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

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The Myth Of Guilt
If you look over to the side bar (on the blogpot page only, not on LJ) you will see that several other of my Blog-buddies have the same subject line as I do today. My Gal suggested it as a topic, and I agreed to write about it today along with the other. Thing is, until I looked over at the side bar I completely forgot about it.

But I don't feel the slightest bit guilty about it.

This blog at the moment is really here for me to make quickie posts when I get blocked on writing my book after all; thus the poorly edited, typo-riddled, half-understandable posts that have become the normal fare here. Most of my posts take less than 15 minutes to write. So its no big deal than just to crank out an off-the-top-of-my-head rant on the idea of a myth of guilt.

Last year at around this time I gave an interview to a Princeton Local TV Station where I spoke about magick, both practical and esoteric. When I talked about enlightenment, transcendence, self-actualization and such, the interviewer responded: that is what religion is supposed to be for. I surprised her when I said it wasn't at all what religion was for. At least not mainly.

Religion really serves two purposes: Translation and Transcendence. Most people are ONLY concerned with translation, thus the bulk of religious practice and service is devoted to it. Religion translates the mysteries of the universe into easily understood axioms and directives. What happens when I die? Why am I here? Why is there evil? How can I be a good person?

The translation settles the essential questions enough that you can go to your job, shag the wife, pop out some kids, and keep society rolling without causing much of a fuss.

Transcendence is almost the polar opposite of this. Rather than explaining the world, transcendent spirituality or mysticism questions it constantly. Rather than relying on faith in an answer provided by text or tradition, the mystic relies upon knowledge that is gleamed from his questioning. The first role of religion re-enforces the norms, the second questions them. The direct perception of the deeper layers of reality reveal a lot of what society considers valid to be nothing more than myth. No wonder that the mystics of any faith, often come into conflict with the priesthood.

Religion is there to translate the world just enough so that people can get on with their day. Guilt is a part of that translation. When you break the rules of what is "good" they tell you to feel guilty. It's a control mechanism. People that have traveled in Asia have often commented about the difference between the "guilt culture" of the west and the "shame culture" of the east, but that's perhaps a bit too much for this post. Either way, the myth of guilt and shame is a method of societal control.

Many modern occultists are concerned with fighting the myth of guilt and see it as an inherently bad thing to be undone in every man, woman, and child. I however am HAPPY about the myth of guilt.

Many mystics and magicians, achieving even the slightest Gnosis, begin preaching on the evils of faith and the freedom of transcendence. Sayings like "Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted" get bandied about and documents like Liber Oz get posted detailing the rights of a man freed from the myth of Guilt and Sin. But here's the rub: not everyone wants to do the great work. Not everyone wants to blow their mind. Not everyone wants to cut through their habitual patterns. Not everyone wants transcendence. When you start shoving gnosis and transcendence and freedom down peoples throats, your just another Jehovah's Witness telling people what to do.

Most people on this earth are worried about feeding their family, keeping their kids safe, eeking out a comfortable existence, and maybe finding time to engage a hobby or two. They are not worried about bursting the bubble of false reality. They are not worried about enlightenment or transcendence. They have every right not to be.

I personally accept "every event as a direct dealing of God with my Soul". I personally have found a state of awareness that I can rest in from time to time that is beyond attachment and clinging. I personally have no use for guilt in my life; its just blame aimed at the self and I have never had a use for blame. Will under Love is my Law. I personally feel the need to explore and attain. I personally know the joys of transcendent freedom; but to tell the truth to someone not ready to hear it is to tell a lie.

I can't tell most people "Do what thou Wilt is the whole of the law", or that they should reject the myth of sin and guilt. Most people don't even have basic politeness or civility down pat, I am certainly not going to repeal all the myths and laws that help keep them in line!

Psychopaths after all are just regular people with no sense of guilt.

Monday, 25 July 2011

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The Counterfeit Rapture


ALIEN DEMON THANKSGIVING DAY

The Ashtar Command's Lying Deceptions

Its seems like forever that Tribulation-Now has been warning people about these "fallen-angelic-demonic star freaks. Whether you believe these entities are "inter-dimensional" beings that are manifesting in the flesh, or you would prefer to see them as intergalactic in their origins, in the grand scheme of things it isn't going to matter. As I've said on the Radio Show many times, when these entities are slaughtering mankind and eating your dog, you are not going to care. They HATE the human race and they have every intention of killing every single one of us. There's a reason why the Georgia Guidestones has the number for humanity set at 500 M.

MATT 24:22

And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved;

NKJV

There are NO good Pleiadians. There are NO good Andromedans. And the Zetas are slimy filthy demonic baby stealing wretches that stink to high-heaven and are fit for nothing but hellfire. The shape-shifting Draconian / Reptilian freaks are filthy Annunaki 7 foot lizard mutants that EAT PEOPLE. They are all working together for LUCIFER. This "hive mind" ("All Seeing Eye") collective is in FACT known as the Andro-Pleiadian-Reptilian-Grey conspiracy and it's covered in great detail in "The Dulce Book" and other writings. Even the book of Revelation "hints" at their existence.

REV 17:13-14

These are of ONE MIND, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.

NKJV

The unfortunate truth is these UFO's and their "Ancient Astronauts" have been haunting planet earth and surreptitiously interfering with the DNA and genome of mankind for thousands of years (Dan 2:43). Lady Gag's "race within a race" is truly about to be born FOR REAL. This much should be clear even if you are willing to read only the 66 book King James Bible.

THE ETS ARE DEMONIC LIARS


However, if you are willing to expand your reading and move into the Books of Enoch, Jubilees, Giants, and (Heaven forbid) the Nag Hammadi Codices, you will quickly find out these demonic malformed miscreants have been around for a very long time and are behind all the evil in the world today; and the Pleiadians, Arcturans, and Andromedans are IN ON IT. Unfortunately the story about the ETs being part of a friendly galactic family that is here to save us from the evil cabal is a DEMONIC LIE straight from Hell.

Lucifer, the egocentric tyrant, who started the whole "angelic" rebellion millions of years ago, is behind this entire facade. He gives the orders top down. The Draconian entities have "horns" (see Revelation 13, and 17, for the amazingly appropriate metaphor of the horns) and they take orders directly from Lucifer. The reptilian entities here on earth take their orders from the Dracos. The Zetas take their orders from the shape-shifting reptilians working in the Military Extraterrestrial Industrial Complex ("MEIC", Dulce Level 6 and lower), and the Zeta-Grays (both short and tall Mantis "like" demon looking creatures) give orders to the humanoid looking Pleiadians, and the freakish Andromedan Nordic "entities".

ALL OF THEM ARE FALLEN ANGEL-DEMONS


and

All of them are Heading


STRAIGHT TO HELL

THE RADIO SHOW:

Douglas Hamp will be joining Tribulation-Now on the Radio Show this evening (Sunday July 29th, 2012 "can you believe we are still here"?) to share with us his amazing work. You can listen to this Radio Show by clicking the link HERE.

Here is an outstanding article by Douglas Hamp. Praise Jesus for his work.

THE COUNTERFEIT RAPTURE


by Douglas Hamp

"Not only are demons (sons of God) manifesting in the heavenlies, but they are also sending messages to many on earth, which reveals their true character. In general the entities are communicating that the earth will soon go through a period of cataclysmic changes. The descriptions they give are what the Bible refers to as the Great Tribulation. However, these so called "aliens" are nothing more than demons pretending to be from some other galaxy. Their messages, as we will see, consist of some basic ideas that are the diabolical mirror to the Bible."

* "Cataclysmic events will come upon the earth"

* "They will help us overcome those events"

* "They will take those that can't or won't evolve to the next level"

* "Those that remain get to evolve to the next level now"

* "A man from among us will be raised up with special powers and knowledge"

"In historical studies, the strongest type of witness we can have is what is referred to as a hostile witness. A hostile witness is when someone's enemies (or perhaps competition) are forced to admit certain things about that person that are not in their best interest to say. [i]"

"Satan, in a sense, has proven the rapture event by the messages that his horde have been giving over the years. Clearly, their messages, as they are given, are full of lies. Nevertheless, they do include some elements of truth, which is always the point of a deception. That there will be an "evacuation" of the earth is certain as we learn from Scripture: "Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air," (1 Thessalonians 4:17). The truth of that verse is proven by the lies that are being told by the "aliens". In effect, they are getting the world ready for what is coming so that when it does happen people will not likely consider the biblical rapture as an option."

"The enemy undoubtedly will have a counter explanation ready for when that happens; after all, he has read the Bible too. "Missiologist Ralph Winter estimated in early 2001 that there are 680 million 'born again' Christians in the world, and that they are growing at about 7% a year. This represents about 11% of the world's population and 33% of the total number of Christians (based on the UN projected world population of 6.301 billion for mid-2003.)" [ii] In 2010 the population was 6.856 Billion and assuming (conservatively) that the percentages had stayed the same, then 754 million people were born again followers of Jesus. These followers will be taken from the earth in a flash."

"While born again followers of the Lord Jesus Christ will not be here to see what follows, we can safely conclude that some time shortly after the rapture, the demons will most likely appear to the world as the saviors of the world and will provide an answer for the disappearance of over 700 million people worldwide. Many believe that the aliens/demons will say that they were the ones that seeded the planet (were the creators of man) and have returned to help in our hour of greatest need. The reason that most of the world will not immediately turn to the God of heaven and earth following the rapture is because the enemy has been conditioning people for just such an event. The rapture is certain in that God has clearly said it would come to pass; therefore, Satan (as the father of lies, cf. John 8:44), must have some type of event in place to deceive the world when the event actually occurs. Sometimes the message is that the people evacuated will be resettled to another planet. Sometimes the "aliens" tell us not worry about where the ones taken will go. And sometimes we see it is the bad aliens that have come to catch people up into their space ships and those brave enough to resist will survive as portrayed in the 2010 movie Skyline whose motto is "do not look up" because those that look at the light will be taken. Jesus told us to "look up" (Luke 21:28) when we see all these things beginning to come to pass."

"Could it be that Satan has found a clever way to encourage people to do just the opposite?"

"THEIR MESSAGES"

"The various messages were first compiled by researcher Brad Myers who did much of the research for the bestselling book Alien Encounters [iii] by Drs. Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman. The research in their book is impressive; however, rather than simply quote their book, I searched out the sources for myself and scrutinized the authenticity of each statement. In some cases I found other supporting evidence from the stated authors or from others not mentioned in their book."

"Ruth Montgomery in her book Aliens Among Us writes of how the "aliens" have communicated: "We are coming in great numbers, not with any intention of harm, but to RESCUE THE EARTH FROM POLLUTION AND NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS,"(emphasis mine). [iv] Some like Barbara Marciniak, a popular New Age author and channeller, in her book "Bringers of the Dawn," writes of messages which she claims she received from extraterrestrials from the star system Pleiades. She discusses the disappearance that is coming upon the world:"

"The people who leave the planet during the time of Earth changes do not fit in here any longer, and they are stopping the harmony of Earth. When the time comes that perhaps 20 million people leave the planet at one time there will be a tremendous shift in consciousness for those who are remaining."

"It should be clear that Satan and his legions are making great preparations to have a counter explanation once the rapture occurs. She also shares another "message" from the ETs regarding the rationale for why millions of people will be taken."

"If human beings do not change - if they do not make the shift in values and realize that without Earth they could not be here - then Earth, in its love for its own initiation and its reaching for a higher frequency, will bring about a cleansing that will balance it once again. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR MANY PEOPLE TO LEAVE THE PLANET IN AN AFTERNOON. Maybe then everyone else will begin to wake up to what is going on. [v]"

"After the explanation for the disappearance of millions, which the Bible truthfully calls the rapture, she goes on to speak of apocalyptic events that are extremely reminiscent of the words of Jesus some two thousand years ago when he spoke of wars and rumors of wars and nation rising against nation."

"As we see it, as the probable worlds begin to form, there will be great shiftings within humanity on this planet. IT WILL SEEM THAT GREAT CHAOS AND TURMOIL ARE FORMING, THAT NATIONS ARE RISING AGAINST EACH OTHER IN WAR, AND THAT EARTHQUAKES ARE HAPPENING MORE FREQUENTLY. It will seem as if everything is falling apart and cannot be put back together. Just as you sometimes have rum-blings and quakings in your lives as you change your old pat-terns and move into new energies, Earth is shaking itself free, and a certain realignment or adjustment period is to be ex-pected. IT WILL ALSO SEEM THAT THE ANIMALS AND FISH ARE DEPARTING EARTH. Those animals are now moving over to the new world as it is being formed. They are not ending their existence, they are merely slipping into the new world to await your joining them. Bringers of the Dawn" [vi]"

"WARNINGS FROM ASHTAR"

"New Age writer Thelma Terrell claims to have received messages from Ashtar, the leader of an "alien confederation" concerning the evacuation of millions around the globe. Those familiar with the Bible immediately see that Ashtar is nothing more than the same demon from Bible times (Asherah/Ashtoreth) but with a message that modern man wants to hear. In former days Ashtar was considered a god, but now such talk is, for the most part, out of style. Therefore, Ashtar has come back as an "alien" to warn the citizens of earth of the impending rapture. However, the true reason for the evacuation of the planet is never given. When the rapture does occur, the demonic realm will be ready because they have been warning people of just such an event. Ashtar has communicated that "Earth changes will be the primary factor in mass evacuation of this planet." [vii] Therefore because of the impending events coming upon the earth, the "alien" ships will come in close enough to lift people off the earth "in the twinkling of an eye," - even the terminology is borrowed from the Bible concerning the rapture."

"Our rescue ships will be able to come in close enough in the TWINKLING OF AN EYE TO SET THE LIFTING BEAMS IN OPERATION IN A MOMENT. And all over the globe where events warrant it, this will be the method of evacuation. MANKIND WILL BE LIFTED, LEVITATED SHALL WE SAY, by the beams from our smaller ships. These smaller craft will in turn taxi the persons to the larger ships overhead, higher in the atmosphere, where there is ample space and quarters and supplies for millions of people. [viii]"

"The demons who are posing as "aliens" will try to convince mankind that they in fact are the saviors. We have seen the conditioning in the movies and people's minds will remember those stories when the event occurs. Ashtar states that great preparation and care has gone into the rescue of mankind: "There is method and great organization in a detailed plan already near completion for the purpose of REMOVING SOULS FROM THIS PLANET, IN THE EVENT OF CATASTROPHIC EVENTS MAKING A RESCUE NECESSARY." [ix] However, there will not be any advanced notice of the event and it will happen in a flash. "THE GREAT EVACUATION WILL COME UPON THE WORLD VERY SUDDENLY. The flash of emergency events will be as a lightning that flashes in the sky. So suddenly and so quick in its happening that it is over almost before you are aware of its presence." [x]"

"The demons/"aliens" need to reassure those left behind that they in fact are the ones getting the better deal since then the aliens will return for "the children of all ages and races. The implication is that those taken were not part of the "children of all ages and races":"

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SUMMARY IN JESUS NAME


There is absolutely NO QUESTION these entities will be playing a major role in the deception coming to the earth AFTER the GLOBAL THERMONUCLEAR WAR (Rev 18, Jer 51, Ez 38/39) and Trumpet Judgments of Revelation 8 / destruction caused by Nibiru (Isaiah 24, Jer 4, 2 Esdras 15:40). I maintain the three woes of Revelation 8, 9, and 10 (the Seven Thunders is the third woe) are ALL alien-fallen-angelic-demons (e.g. alien-demon invasions) see (Isaiah 13, Jer 5:15-18, Joel 2, 2 Esdras 15:28, and Micah 3).

These "beings" will be assisting in handing out the Mark of the Beast and running the Beast Government of Revelation 13.

If you are a follower of the disinformation campaign these "star freaks" are dumping upon the unwitting "light workers" of the Galactic Federation of Lies ("GFOL") you would realize these microchipped alien-abuctees like Dr. Steven Greer, Benjamin Fulford, David Wilcock, and the entire Ashtar Command Crew Galactic Space Mutants; are ALL leading you directly to a Merkabah Light Ship straight to HELL. ("pray for them in Jesus name as He is the only one who can help them")
Our

HEAVENLY FATHER is NOT a "SOURCE!"

Our FATHER GOD created mankind as "SONS OF GOD"

Lucifer and his fallen-alien minions hate our guts.

OUR FATHER GOD LOVES US


JESUS IS REAL

HE LOVES YOU TOO!

"Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life "

"And No One Comes Unto the Father but by HIM!"

"(John 14:6) "

HE IS NOT AN ASCENDED MASTER

REPENT OF ALL YOUR SINS NOW


GET THE SIN OUT OF YOUR LIFE

GET BAPTIZED IN WATER NOW

ASK JESUS INTO YOUR HEART



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Chicken Bacon And Strawberry Salad
Happy Monday everyone! How's every little thing going in your neck of the woods? Things are great here, a little busy, but the end of a hectic training season is coming to an end so there is light at the end of my tunnel.That and I finally got my garden planted!This summer I've devoted one raised bed to mixed greens, another to a variety of spinach, chard, and kale, and the third to cucumbers because I plan to pickle my heart out in August.We'll also do tomatoes, and pots of herbs just because.In the spirit of that, I've come up with a wonderfully fresh salad to kick off the growing season that will be incredible to make throughout the summer.Tender boneless, skinless chicken breasts are marinated in a strawberry vinaigrette, and the grilled or roasted meat is placed onto a bed of greens, strawberries, toasted almonds, crispy bacon, and blue cheese. Toss it up with more vinaigrette and you've got a fresh and satisfying warm weather dinner salad that is, truly, Just. That. Fabulous!It's all about making magic in the kitchen and making your own vinaigrette this Tips and Techniques Monday is easier than you think!Visit the printable recipe here: Chicken, Bacon, and Strawberry SaladEnjoy my easy to follow step by step video.STRAWBERRY VINAIGRETTE INGREDIENTS * 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil * 1/2 cup sliced sweet strawberries * 2 Tbsp chopped shallots * 1/4 cup champagne vinegar * 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard * 1/2 tsp each kosher salt and black pepperPut all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Put in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one day.SALAD INGREDIENTS * 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts * 4 cups mixed salad greens or baby spinach * 1 cup sliced strawberries * 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds * 1/3 cup crispy crumbled cooked bacon * 1 heaping tbsp crumbled blue cheese * All of the vinaigrette above * Salt and pepper to tasteDIRECTIONS * Place the chicken breasts into a ziplock freezer bag and pour 1/4 of the vinaigrette over all. Mix all over, massage the marinade into the chicken, refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. * Grill or oven bake the chicken. I like to oven roast it in parchment paper - this method tends to steam all that fresh strawberry flavour into the chicken. * Let the chicken rest 10 minutes and slice lengthwise. * Mix the salad greens with the strawberries, almonds, bacon, and blue cheese. Add all but 2 tbsp of the vinaigrette and toss well. * Divide salad equally onto to separate plates and place one sliced chicken breast onto the top of each salad. * Drizzle each chicken breast with the reserved strawberry vinaigrette.Bring the daily magic of The Kitchen Witch straight to your inbox every time a new one is written.Enter your email address:Delivered by FeedBurnerOr you can subscribe by rss feed...Subscribe in a reader

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Friday, 22 July 2011

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Mastering The Great Table
"My blogging has been a slight late for the track pair of days, but this time there's a good pencil case - pompous the weekend I made the edits for my new book, Mastering the Great Area of stability". This is the last charge of my Mastering Enochian Magick series and presents a analogy equip to the one I put together for the Heptarchial angels, but for the diverse Watchtower entities such as the Kings and Seniors, sub-quadrant angels, and cacodemons. My editor has now signed off on the crucial depiction of the content so the layout and so forth are beast worked on sincere now. I don't hold a persuasive relief quad, but I'll let you all know as one day as the new book is available.

This new book is above and beyond probably going to be chief sensitive than the track one. Not a lot has been in black and white on the "Heptarchia Mystica", which as I noted in the early book is a for the most part what went before part of Dee's Enochian custom. The Great Area of stability, on the other hand, has been explored by manifold separate magical groups and there are a lot of separate takes out there, from the Golden-haired Morning custom to that adept by Dee purists. As in the early book, I contemporary the definite from a for the most part traditionalist gradient, but with a template that can above and beyond partnership Golden-haired Dawn-style ritual forms custom-made from Aleister Crowley's "Liber O vel Manus et Sagittae".

Sound of the Aethyrs and Parts of the Put in at will be icy for charge three, delicately aristocratic "Mastering the Thirty Aires". I'm above and beyond philosophy about putting together a fourth book of "advanced" techniques based on some of the new work I've done with my Enochian custom pompous the years. Sharply the really thing I'm regular about is that it won't be called "Finer Enochian Magick" ever since there hold beforehand been two books published with that alias, one from the Schuelers years ago and new-found by Frater W.I.T. I'll hold close you all posted on that as it develops.
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Some Tarot For Tuesday The Three Of Discs And The Need To Be Industrious

Ciro Marchetti

Today I managed to pull a slightly better card for the week ahead. The three of discs is a significant improvement on last week's nine of wands, and whilst it still indicates a need for hard work it doesn't point to any unnecessary stress or pressure. The three of discs says that we need to keep doing what we're already doing to the absolute best of our ability. It speaks of using our skills and applying dedication to getting the job done. There is an indication of a small amount of success in this card but rather than it being about maximum achievements it tells us that our efforts will be noticed by those higher up the ladder [irrespective of the building that ladder may be placed against]. The three of discs does indicate that we want to improve our current circumstances and it also reminds us that there is a high degree of ambition to work towards some kind of promotion. The discs in this card are linked to the element of earth, and as such this says that it's all about the physical this week. Our energy needs to be directed towards the stuff that can give us visible results. There is a timing indicator here that says sometime between three weeks and three months our productive efforts will show actual growth. The bottom line here is to put your back in to whatever you're doing to earn your daily crust and you should find that it'll pay off in a relatively short space of time.

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Thursday, 21 July 2011

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Symbols And Associations For Lammaslughnasadh
Rules and Affairs for Lammas/LughnasadhSymbols: Shear, wheat, all grains, Corn Father, lump dolly, berries, the sun, fire, sun dials, Catherine Soar, Sirius the dog star.Gods and Goddesses: The largest God big at the time of Lammas is the Sun God Lugh from which the name Lughnasadh is derivative. The most important Holy being is the Father goddess Ceres or Demeter. Long-standing Gods may hold Gods: Cernunnos (Celtic), Dagon (Babylonian), Liber (Roman), Llew (Welsh),), Neper (Egyptian), Odin (Norse), Osiris (Egyptian)Long-standing Goddesses hold Alphito (Greek, Bast (Egyptian), Gaia (Greek), Ishtar (Assyro-Babylonian), Isis (Egyptian), Libera (Roman), Rhiannon (Welsh), Robigo (Roman), Tailtiu (Irish)Crystals for Lughnasadh: Aventurine, citrine, peridot, tiger's eye. Tiger's eye rings http://www.astarte-moon.co.uk/shop/Herbs and Plants: Wheat, lump, golden compact, cornflowers, cornsilk, sage, rosemary, oregano, meadowseet.Tree: Alder, HazelFoods -Bread, berries, swallow, lump, principal pull together foods, popcorn, toffees, any grains, outside provisions, crab apples, melons, bilberries or fraughansColours for Lammas: Yellow, Red, Orange, Purplish-blue.Natural world and Fictional Beings: Griffins, basilisks, roosters, calves, centaurs, phoenixIncense/Oil: Wood aloes, rose, rose hips, rosemary, chamomile, eucalyptus, passionflower, frankincense, sandalwoodAngel: Sachiel, seraph of the pull together and abundance.Do you limit any literal symbols that feel with you? I would love to eavesdrop from you.Lammas blessings to you,Alison xxx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

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Animal Totems A C
What follows is an alphabetical listing of animals and their symbolism, from the letter A through the letter C.

ALLIGATOR / CROCODILE - A symbol of creation and destruction. When an alligator or crocodile appears in a dream or meditation, you should be on the look out for opportunities for new knowledge and/or wisdom. As a totem or power animal, the alligator or crocodile is there to offer opportunities to develop new wisdom but you must be careful not to be consumed by this wisdom. Study each bit of knowledge carefully before going on to the next.

ANT - A symbol of patience, stamina, and community-mindedness. When an ant appears in a dream or meditation, it is the promise of success through persistent effort. As a totem or power animal, the ant is there to teach you to become the architect of your own life.

ANTELOPE - A symbol of action, speed and adaptability of mind and body. When an antelope appears in a dream or meditation, it signifies knowledgeable action, and to trust in your instincts. As a totem or power animal, the antelope is there to teach you to truly live and that action is the key and essence to living.

ARMADILLO - A symbol of knowledge of boundaries, a need for protection. When an armadillo appears in a dream or meditation, it means that you have a need to define your own boundaries, and learn to protect yourself not just in physical ways. As a totem or power animal, the armadillo is there to help you adjust your rhythms and senses, so that you will know what is safe and what is not.

BADGER - A symbol of aggressiveness and self- reliance. When a badger appears in a dream or meditation, it is a call to leadership and the need to be aggressive. As a totem or power animal, the badger is there to teach you the willingness to fight for what you want.

BAT - A symbol of transition and rebirth. When a bat appears in a dream or meditation, it is a call for the end of one way of life and the beginning of another. As a totem or power animal, the bat is there to help you face your greatest fears and get rid of the part of your life that no longer is needed.

BEAR - A symbol of introspection, strength and leadership. When a bear appears in a dream or meditation, you are being encouraged to take up a leadership position. As a totem or power animal, the bear is there to inspire bravery, you must be fearless in defending your beliefs.

BEAVER - A symbol of building and shaping. When a beaver appears in a dream or meditation, you are being reminded to act upon your dreams and make them a reality. As a totem or power animal, the beaver is there to remind you that dreams are easier to build with a team helping.

BEE - A symbol of service, community and of accomplishing the impossible. When a bee appears in a dream or meditation, you should remember that anything is possible with the help of others. As a totem or power animal, the bee is there to remind you that no matter how great the dream is, there is the promise of fulfillment if you pursue your dreams.

BLACKBIRD - A symbol of the mysteries of Mother Nature. When a blackbird appears in a dream or meditation, a new understanding of the forces of nature and of life is being awakened in you. As a totem or power animal, the blackbird is there to tie you closer to Mother Nature.

Bluebird - A symbol of modesty and happiness. When a bluebird appears in a dream or meditation, it is a reminderthat you are born to happiness and fulfillment, but you can sometimes get so wrapped up in everyday things, that happiness seems rare. As a totem or power animal, the bluebird is there to teach you to work hard AND play hard.

Blue Jay - A symbol of the proper use of power. When a blue jay appears in a dream or meditation, it is a warning to avoid becoming a bully, or to avoid becoming a jack of all trades, master of none. As a totem or power animal, a blue jay is remind you that you may have tremendous abilities and potential, but you must learn not to be scattered and neglect to develop your abilities to their fullest.

BOAR - A symbol of self-reliance and protection. When a boar appears in a dream or meditation, it is urging you to become more organized and self-reliant so that you can face life problems and come out the conqueror. As a totem or power animal, the boar is there to guide you fearlessly through the trials and tribulations inherent on everyones lifepath.

BUFFALO - A symbol of abundance and the need for prayer. When a buffalo appears in a dream or meditation, it is urging you to pray for all living creatures and give thanks for all the gifts you have already recieved. As a totem or power animal, the buffalo is there to teach you to walk a sacred path, to honor every walk of life.

BULL - A symbol of masculine energy, stubbornness and the sun. When a bull appears in a dream or meditation, it is time to ask yourself if you are being as productive in your life as you can be, or if you are being too stubborn. As a totem or power animal, the bull is there to teach stability without stubbornness.

BUTTERFLY - A symbol of transformation and grace. When a butterfly appears in a dream or meditation, make note of the most important issues in your life, and see what needs to be changed. As a totem or power animal, the butterfly is there to teach you that growth and transformation does not have to traumatic; it can occur gently, sweetly, joyfully.

CAMEL - A symbol of survival and replenishment. When a camel appears in a dream or meditation, it can signify hard times ahead, but that everything will turn out good in the end. As a totem or power animal, the camel is there to teach you the ability to remain positive in the harshest of times and experiences.

CANARY - A symbol of the power of voice and heightened sensitivity. When a canary appears in a dream or meditation, it reminds you that sound, whether spoken or sung, is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. As a totem or power animal, the canary is there to give you the power of your voice.

CARDINAL - A symbol of self-importance. When a cardinal appears in a dream or meditation, it is time to pay attention to your health and well-being. As a totem or power animal, the cardinal is there remind you that no matter what time of the day or year it is, there is always the opportunity to recognize the important of your life purpose.

CARIBOU - A symbol of mobility and travel. When a caribou appears in a dream or meditation, it is likely that you will be either traveling or need to be open to it. As a totem or power animal, the caribou protects you as you travel through life.

Cat - A symbol of independence, sensuality and grace. When a cat appears in a dream or meditation, youre independence is in question or you need to show some grace under pressure. As a totem or power animal, the cat encourages independence and confidence.

CATBIRD - A symbol of language and communication. When a catbird appears in a dream or meditation, it is cautioning you to be careful about what you say and to whom. As a totem or power animal, the catbird gives you a facility for learning languages and communicating.

CHAMELEON - A symbol of adaptability and flexibility. When a chameleon appears in a dream or meditation, it is showing that you must find the ability to adapt to new situations. As a totem or power animal, the chameleon teaches versatility, and is also associated with clairvoyance.

CHICKADEE - A symbol of cheerful and truthful expression. When a chickadee appears in a dream or meditation, it is asking you to express the truth in a manner that heals, balances and opens the perceptions. As a totem or power animal, the chickadee can help you uncover the mysteries of the mind.

CHICKEN - A symbol of fertility and sacrifice. When a chicken appears in a dream or meditation, it is warning of a sacrifice you must make in your life, but can also mean that you are shying away from such a sacrifice. As a totem or power animal, the chicken is encouraging fertility, not just of body but of mind and spirit.

CHIPMUNK - A symbol of curiosity, trust, and the balance between trust and caution. When a chipmunk appears in a dream or meditation, you are in need of this balance between trust and caution. As a totem or power animal, the chipmunk brings curiosity and playfulness into your life.

COCKATOO - A symbol of inquisitiveness, communication skills and unpredictablity. When a cockatoo appears in a dream or meditation, it is indicating a need to work on your communication skills. As a totem or power animal, the cockatoo is there to teach you how to communicate in unpredictable ways.

CONDOR / VULTURE- A symbol of death, rebirth and purification. When a condor or vulture appears in a dream or meditation, it is there to remind you that you can soar above all your limitations. As a totem or power animal, the condor or vulture, is there to teach you to use your energy, powerfully and efficiently.

COUGAR - A symbol of leadership. When a cougar appears in a dream or meditation, it is there to remind you to be a fair and just leader, and warn of abusing your power. As a totem or power animal, the cougar is there to teach you to be a fair and effective leader, and how to balance power, intentions, strength and grace.

COYOTE - A symbol of humor and adaptability. When a coyote appears in a dream or meditation, it is there to prepare you for a situation/s where everything that can go wrong, will. As a totem or power animal, the coyote is there to teach you to laugh at yourself and Lifes ironies.

COW - A symbol of feminine energy, fertility, and the moon. When a cow appears in a dream or meditation, it is there to help you with the more mundane aspects of fertility, as well as the relationships that go with that. As a totem or power animal, the cow is ready to help you find stability and prosperity.

CRANE - A symbol of justice, longevity and creation through focus. When a crane appears in a dream or meditation, it is there to teach you the importance of focusing your creativity and energy on one important project rather than scattering it on several minor ones.As a totem or power animal, the crane is there to teach you the proper focus in your life.

CRICKET - A symbol of intuition and belief. When a cricket appears in a dream or meditation, it is there to tell you to trust in your intuition, for it is more accurate than you may believe. As a totem or power animal, the cricket is heralding an awakening in your psychic abilities and warns of using them without proper grounding and centering.

CROW - A symbol of creation and spiritual strength; the keeper of the Sacred Law. When a crow appears in a dream or meditation, it is there to tell you of Change coming into your life. As a totem or power animal, the crow keeps you mindful of your actions and opinions, you are being asked to walk your talk.

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Next Blue Moon Coming Up August 20 21 2013
Submit are fresh definitions for Cerulean Moon. By advantageous praise, Cerulean Moon refers to the last of two full moons in a special calendar month. A Cerulean Moon potential both be the third of four full moons in a special pizzazz - a pizzazz innate strict as the time period amid a solstice and an equinox, or vice versa. Or, someday, you potential see an actual blue-colored moon. The followed by Cerulean Moon incentive fall on Regal 20-21, 2013. It'll be a Cerulean Moon by the emigrant definition, that is, the third of four full moons to obtain place in a pizzazz, in this instance amid the June 2013 solstice and September equinox. The supreme Cerulean Moon by this definition happened on November 21, 2010.Each and every one month in general has a full moon (even if sometimes February doesn't have a full moon at all). In fact, our word for "month" comes from the word "moon." Top figure of the time, the names for full moons match with shrewd months or seasons of the engagement. So whether you define a Cerulean Moon as the last full moon in a month - or the third full moon of four in a pizzazz - the name Cerulean Moon accounts for era for instance offer are supervisor full moons than is emblem.

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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

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The Truth About Atheists Correcting Misconceptions Part 3
In the third part of this series, I warranted two secondary misconceptions about atheists raised by Christians. If you missed the course part, it can be found all the rage.

Delusion 5: Atheists straight don't oblige to grasp the truth.

Of all the misconceptions Lya external, I find this the most mesmerizing. It appears that moreover Christians and atheists are loving with "THE TRUTH." The impediment is that atheists opinion to define truth as amid a high model of transmit with neutral truthfulness, even as Christians opinion to define it as what they've been told. If we view truth as brilliant truthfulness, the agnostic has a older good thing such as theistic claims about the natural world are often boldly dreamlike.

A evenhanded feature castoffs goody-goody main beliefs which conflicts with neutral truthfulness, but a adherent must puncture to come to rest belief and truthfulness even such as the two are at chance. Attempts to come to rest what cannot be reconciled lead to a gorged collapse in logic and make for some trancelike claims (E.G., GOD CREATES SADNESS AND SUFFERING SO THAT WE GHOST OWN FREE GHOST, TO TEST OUR DEPEND ON, ETC.). It is such as atheists are loving with truth that we reject goody-goody main beliefs. Indication is based on depend on and not on truthfulness. Atheists be familiar with that depend on, by definition, is not about truth.

To understand the meaning of this misinterpretation, we have to upfront on the word "GRASP," for this an information front as to the meaning of the truth. The Christian outline of truth has to start from the attraction realm. It is not something we are said to seek. Incredible, we are incited to open ourselves to it with the expectation that it ghost one way or another straight outside to us.

To the agnostic, truth is not something which can be acknowledged. It is something that must be external unequivocal the commandeering of object, logic, and the practical technique. Think of, science is not truth; it is a technique for discovering the truth. Conveniently for atheists, the practical technique has acknowledged itself to be the most powerful rites of ascertaining the truth that humans own bare.

Consequently, I'd like to turn this misinterpretation on its be in charge of as follows: Spend time at Christians spurn to passage the certain truth provided by commandeering of the practical technique, instead preferring to take captive to ancient superstition.

Delusion 6: Atheists are bitter/angry.

Ah, the old sour agnostic perfect. Starting I've in the past addressed the misinterpretation that atheists disgust theists/Christians/Christianity (SEE SURROUND 1), I'll try not to recap face-to-face all the rage. Are atheists bitter and sour people? This is an empirical question which can be affirmative or disconfirmed unequivocal...(gasp)...science. Not up to standard these data in impression of me, I am going to sensation that expound oblige be some truth to this truth.

An American agnostic lives in a thrift someplace on top of 95% of the population believes in some form of god and something like 70% persist that angels and demons regularly perceive the earth. Whatsoever does this affection like? I associate it to the social class of a medical doctor who visits a primal commune someplace the land do not persist in germs, bleach, etc. and instead persist that all illnesses are caused by evil spirits. How irksome that must be for the physician! That is how an agnostic feels every day. Don't you think it is make for us to become a bit frustrated? Yes, I think that normal (NEVERTHELESS BEYOND DOUBT NOT ALL) atheists affection bitter or sour such as they think about the damaging influence of the superstition with which we are constrained.

If I've recognized some truth to this truth, how can I motionless acquaintance it a misconception? The truth implies that all atheists are bitter/angry family unit, and this is not the contention. Spend time at atheists find breathtaking meaning in our naturalistic worldview, persist that humans are fit of breathtaking property (EVEN OVERCOMING FOOLISH SUPERSTITION), and clash to make the world a perfect place. Exactly so such as some of us are a tad misanthropic does not mean that this describes the form. Spend time at atheists are the most kind, gentle, launch, and open family unit you can anticipation to find. In fact, one can boxing match that this sensitivity for our guy whatsoever is why it hard work us to see them fall to superstitious nonsense!

On to Surround IV.

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Hi Thelema As I Was Pickin
Hi, Thelema.

As I was picking up my own path again last summer, I discovered a great book by Joyce and River Higginbotham called "Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religion." It's by far the best introductory source I've encountered because it approaches the subject from a rational perspective. I know that description might not sound all that appealing, but it was important for me to fend off that artificial sense of "make-believe," which plagues a person if they haven't found an authentic foothold yet. Especially as an academic, I felt the need to ground myself in something that accounted for a broader set of philosophical ideas.

I'd also recommend Cunningham. The first book on the subject that I bought decades ago was Cunningham's "Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner." As I've been finding my path again as well, this has (for the second time) been a good resource that attempts to clarify, not mystify.

Monday, 18 July 2011

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White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer
We stick in an age wherever words fancy "reliability" and "bargain" footing hard at it on a disparaging alliance, a world wherever "the word reliability seems to footing lost all meaning, to footing dropped out of mortal treatment. The randomness of man and individual, their smoothness is the righteousness of the age. One requirement not be too ageless, too authoritarian, too steadfast; stage indicates the exploit to alteration, even to give a buzz back one's promises and vows complete to God" (Fr. Vincent Miceli, Lasting Consecration: Fasten of Pious Party).And yet, we are all - each and every one of us - warned to, "..put on yourselves to God. Embrace the Imp, and he mood absent yourself from you." (James 4: 7). This bargain to God, and to the Priestly He founded, is tightly related with defeating the Imp in our lives. In the absence of such bargain, we place ourselves in pest.Vatican II, in its Configuration on the Priestly (Lumen Gentium) No. 25, says that: "This dutiful bargain of intellect and mood requirement be available in a special way to the pure magisterium of the Roman Pontiff, even having the status of he is not dialogue ex cathedra; that is, it requirement be available in such a way that his overriding magisterium is renowned with particular, the judgments complete by him are totally adhered to, according to his display intellect and mood. His intellect and mood in the affair may be known either from the facial appearance of the records, from his memorable comeback of the self-same system of belief, or from his manner of dialogue."At La Salette, France, on September 19, 1846 - 165 time ago - Our Noble appeared to Maximin Giraud and Melanie Calvat and warned that, "If my people mood not put on, I shall be duty-bound to let fall the arm of my Son. It is so strong, so grave, that I can no longer stint it."It is very easy to cut the fascination of La Salette today. Late all, 164 time footing come and gone and we are no noise exhibit. The arm of Our Peer of the realm has not fallen on mankind. Acquaint with is a tempt to agree to to disinterest and to switch bargain with self-assertion and the spirit of this age. But our head of state Pope, Saint Peter, has warned: "..do not disbelieve this one fact, most wanted, that with the Peer of the realm one day is fancy a thousand time and a thousand time fancy one day. The Peer of the realm does not pass the time his feature, as some regard pass the time,' but he is long-suffering with you, not wishing that any hardship withdraw but that all hardship come to be unhappy." (2 Peter 3: 8, 9). Loads of signs are beginning to originate. Role who is no noise religiously tossing and turning is capable to ascertain that the world is in a enjoy of stern turning point. Promptly, the world mood clatter appearing in municipal and violence* - a subject for repeating that ancient stand up cry of Lucifer: Non serviam! - I mood not serve! Various in the world today plate apiece spiritual annihilation and eternal damnation given that they outlaw to put on to the Peer of the realm Jesus.* And this by design. Whether this recent turning point mood signal the beginning of such municipal residue to be seen. But one thing is certain: give are services overpower the scenes which are concept for such an phenomenon and to abstract in the Man of Sin.

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Conjunction Of Three Planets
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Conjunctions of 3 Planets


1.SUN-MOON-MARS YOGA.

Should the Sun, the Moon and Mars be together at birth, the native will be bereft of shame, be

sinful, will have knowledge of machinery, will destroy enemies, be brave and will be expert in

any kind of work.

2. SUN-MOON-MERCURY YOGA.

If the Sun, Moon and Mercury are together, the native will be splendourous, very intelligent, will

be fond of arts, assembly and drinks, be in royal service and bold.

3. SUN-MOON-JUPITER YOGA.

Should the Sun, Moon and Jupiter be in one House; the native will be given to anger, be cunning,

expert in service, intent on going to foreign places, be intelligent and fickle minded.

4. SUN-MOON-VENUS YOGA.

Should the Sun, Moon and Venus be in one House at birth, the native will steal others money, will

be a debaucher and be expert in Shastras.

5. SUN-MOON-SATURN YOGA.

If the Sun, Moon and Saturn be together in one House, the native will be lustful, be expert in

arguments, be a dunce, be at the disposal of others and be poor.

6. SUN-MARS-MERCURY YOGA.

If the Sun, Mars and Mercury are in one House at birth, the native will be famous, hard-hearted,

shameless and be devoid of wealth, sons and wife.

7. SUN-JUPITER-MARS YOGA.

Should Mars, Jupiter and the Sun be together at birth, the native will be an expert speaker, very

wealthy, either a kings minister, or even a king himself, be truthful and fierce.

8. VENUS-MARS-SUN YOGA.

One, who has Venus, Mars and the Sun in one House, will be subjected to eye diseases, belongs

to a good race, will be fortunate, harsh and wealthy.

9. MARS-SUN-SATURN YOGA.

Should Mars, Saturn and the Sun be together, the native will have deformed limbs, be without

wealth, always sick, without his people and be a big fool.

10. JUPITER-MERCURY-SUN YOGA.

If Jupiter, Mercury and the Sun be together at birth, the native will be subjected to eye-diseases,

be very wealthy, be interested in Shastras, fables, poetry, meetings and stonework and will

become a good writer.

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11. MERCURY-SUN-VENUS YOGA.

If Mercury, Sun and Venus be together, the native will be insatiable, talkative, intent on wandering

and subjected to grief on account of women.

12. SATURN-SUN-MERCURY YOGA.

One, who has Saturn, the Sun and Mercury in one House will be a neuter, will hate others and

will be given up by his relatives.

13. VENUS-JUPITER-SUN YOGA.

Should Venus, Jupiter and the Sun be together at birth, the native will be weak-sighted, bold,

intelligent, indigent, be a minister and be devoted to others jobs.

14. JUPITER-SATURN-SUN YOGA.

If Jupiter, Saturn and the Sun be together at birth. the native will not have a prominent physique,

will be worshipped, will hate his own men, will have good wife, children and friends, be dear

to the king and be fearless.

15. VENUS-SATURN-SUN YOGA.

One, who has Venus, Saturn and the Sun together at birth will be emotionally upset due to fear

from enemies, will be devoid of honour and knowledge of arts and poetry, will have a mean

history and will suffer from Leprosy.

16. MOON-MERCURY-MARS YOGA.

Should the Moon Mercury and Mars be together at birth, the native will be sinful, mean in habits

and conduct and devoid of friends and relatives throughout life.

17. MARS-MOON-JUPITER YOGA.

A native, who has Mars, the Moon and Jupiter together at birth will have an even body, be

addicted to women, be a thief, be splendourous, dear to women and given to anger.

18. MARS-VENUS-MOON YOGA.

One, who has Mars, Venus and the Moon together at birth is the son of a bad woman and also

will wed such a lady. He will be of wandering disposition and will have fear from cold.

19. MARS-MOON-SATURN.

If Mars, Moon and Saturn join at birth, the person concerned will lose his mother in boyhood, be

mean, wicked and inimical to people.

20. MERCURY-MOON-JUPITER YOGA.

Should Mercury, Moon and Jupiter be together, the native will be wealthy, skilful, eloquent in

speech, bright, famous and will have many sons and brothers.

21. MERCURY-VENUS-MOON YOGA.

One, who has Mercury, Venus and Moon together at birth, will be mean in conduct in spite of his

being learned and cultured. be Jealous and miserly.

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22. SATURN-MOON-MERCURY YOGA.

If Saturn, Moon and Mercury be together, the person concerned will be dependent, deformed,

learned, be an able speaker and respected by the king.

23. VENUS-JUPITER-MOON YOGA.

Should Venus, Jupiter and the Moon be in one House at birth, the native will be a chaste woman's

son, be a scholar, will have knowledge of arts and many Shastras, be virtuous and beautiful.

24. MOON-JUPITER-SATURN YOGA.

One, who has Moon, Jupiter and Saturn combination at birth will know the inner meaning of

Shastras, will seek union with aged women, be devoid of shame and be the head of a village

and people.

25. MOON-VENUS-SATURN YOGA.

If the Moon, Venus and Saturn are in combination at birth, one will be a writer, reader of books,

Purohita (family guru), will have to his credit merits of past birth and be an astrologer.

26. MERCURY-JUPITER-MARS YOGA.

One, who has Mercury, Jupiter and Mars together will be a good poet, Lord of a group, will marry

a virtuous lady, be intent on helping others and an expert singer.

27. MARS-MERCURY-VENUS YOGA.

Should Mars, Mercury and Venus be together at birth, the native will give up his caste, be

deformed, fickle-minded, wicked and garrulous.

28. MERCURY-SATURN-MARS YOGA.

Should Mercury, Saturn and Mars be together at birth, one will be a servant, will have dark eyes,

be intent on living in foreign places, will have facial diseases and will be witty.

29. VENUS-JUPITER-MARS YOGA.

One, who has Venus, Jupiter and Mars together at birth will be dear to king, will have good sons

and enjoy pleasures through women. He will please all persons.

30. JUPITER-MARS-SATURN YOGA.

If Jupiter, Mars and Saturn be together at birth, the native will be honoured by the king, will have

wounds on the body, be mean and blamed by friends. He will also be unkind.

31. SATURN-MARS-VENUS YOGA.

If Saturn, Mars and Venus are in one House at birth, the native is born to an immoral lady, will

marry such a lady, will be devoid of happiness and will be intent on wandering in distant

places.

32. MERCURY-JUPITER-VENUS.

Should Mercury, Jupiter and Venus be together, the native will have good physique, be

successful over his enemies, be a king, fortunate, widely famous and truthfully disposed.

33. MERCURY-SATURN-JUPITER.

When Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter are together at birth, it denotes, that the native will enjoy

honour, wealth and sovereignty, be learned, will have abundant pleasures, be attached to his

wife, be courageous and fortunate.

34. MERCURY-VENUS-SATURN.

One, who has Mercury, Venus and Saturn together at birth will be scurrilous in speech,

fraudulent, be a liar, addicted to other women, vehement, (vishama has several other

meanings, viz., irregular, uneven, mysterious, inaccessible, rough, painful, troublesome etc.
),

will have knowledge of arts and be attached to his own country.

35. JUPITER-VENUS-SATURN.

Should Jupiter, Venus and Saturn be in one House at birth one will become a king even though

he might be of mean natal order, will be very famous and be a repository of virtues.

36. PARENTS. If the Moon is in the company of malefics, it is detrimental to the mother of the

native. Predict similar results regarding the father of the native, if the Sun joins malefics at

birth. Benefics in the place of malefics in the said Yogas will prove auspicious to the

respective parent. If the planets joining be of mixed nature (i.e. one benefic and another

malefic
), the effects are medium.

37-38. BENEFICS IN CONJUNCTION AND MALEFICS IN CONJUNCTION.

If benefics are in conjunction at birth, the native will enjoy wealth, sovereignty and fame. Such a

combination produces an emperor capable of ruling the earth. Should three malefics join at

birth, the native will be unlucky, indigent, grief-stricken, ugly and immodest.