Weekend Roundup 21-07-2006

A few things to keep you busy over the weekend...

  • More Red Pill entries worth checking out: a topical article on Robert Bigelow, and two of the RlC mystery's main characters, Berenger Sauniere and Henri Boudet. Feel free to add material, or create new articles - the more the merrier!
  • Speaking of Robert Bigelow, make sure you check out the personal account of the launch of the Genesis I module a few days ago. The one anecdote about running extension cords to a nearby restaurant is mind-boggling (I'm guessing there'll be money in next year's budget for a generator?).
  • Tim Boucher reviews the film version of PKD's A Scanner, Darkly over at the Pop Occulture online magazine, and it's not to his liking.
  • Filip Coppens takes a look at the sacred geography of Athens.
  • The Société Périllos have part 3 of their essay series "The Origins of the Priory of Sion". Part 1 is here, and here's part 2.
  • The Psychedelic Salon has a new podcast, from the 2003 Burning Man Festival: "A Conversation About How Communities Come About".
  • Whitley Strieber has a new journal entry: "Missing Time, and the Future".
  • Filer's Files #29 has the latest ufological news from around the globe.
  • Graham Hancock's website has a new forum article available: "Ancient Ruins in Ainabo - Central Somaliland", by Musa Hersi.
  • SurvivalAfterDeath.org has "Ideoplasticity", by G.C. Barnard.
  • Kyle King breaks down Seth Shostak's defence of SETI over at UFO Reflections.
  • And remember, tomorrow is 22nd of July - the Feast Day of St Mary Magdalene. Andy Gough gives you the view of the day from a Rennes-le-Chateau viewpoint.

Enjoy!

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I read Philip Coppens article thinking, “Where’s the sacred geometry?” Then I went back to the top of the article and saw that it was about sacred 'geography' – a bit of a difference in scope. (Not a complaint, just a comment.)

Whitley Strieber’s new journal entry: "Missing Time, and the Future” has an interesting comment, “One thing I DO know: sometime soon, we crack time travel, and Google is REALLY goin’ places!”

Whitley poses an interesting question for us to cogitate until such time as time travel becomes a reality: “Will using a time machine to trade the markets in the future be illegal? The answer is no, because the mere use of it will, itself, affect its own predictive abilities. In effect, the more such a machine is used to see the future, the more inaccurate it will become.“

He says this isn’t about the future changing its own future, it’s about the future changing its past. It’s generally accepted in physics now that time travel into the past is possible, and theoretically that movement entirely outside of time would make movement into the future possible as well.

He asked some “visitors” about changing the past and the future. They portrayed the past as a block of ice, the future as a pool of water -- the present makes choices that transform the unsure future into the fixed past.

I agree with Whitley that the past isn’t fixed at all – blocks of ice can be melted, carved, chipped, molded, etc. In effect, we’re currently rewriting our history, i.e., “altering the prime reality” that we once passed through.

I also agree with Whitley that there are probably a lot of time travelers currently among us, but they don’t necessarily realize they are from sometime else. That way they could change the present without really knowing they were doing it from a future perspective.

According to Whitley: “The reason is straightforward enough, the principle of least action, which governs the way nature uses energy (it’s why water, for example, never takes a detour on its way to the lowest point it can reach), will not allow freedom of action in the past—and, in fact, the more knowledgeable a time traveler is about where he has come from, the less freedom he will have to do—or even see—anything.“ Sounds good to me.

He concludes, “I don’t think that the ‘time travelers’ actually move back from the future in machines. What I suspect is that the future is touching people in its past—our present—and causing them to act in ways that help mankind to survive what I am certain is going to be a very difficult 21st Century.”

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Yes, I remember reading the theory of time travel according to Remote Viewers. They're not necessarily moving back and forward in time, but rather outside time - past, present and future at once. Amazing ability if you have the will to learn it.

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I have read that in Buddist texts, can't put my finger on the book or article at the moment, but it's around here ... anyway we don't even exist but are merely thoughts. If so I'm an after thought! Love, Pam -----------------------------Truth is stranger than fiction.

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The Soul and its Mechanism - The Theory of the Etheric Body

In taking on density, energy takes on, or descends into, seven degrees or planes. Man exemplifies three. He has his physical body, his emotional mechanism and his mind-body, and consequently functions on three planes, or is awake on three, the physical, the emotional and the mental. He is on the threshold of the recognition of a fourth and higher factor, the Soul, the Self, and will next awaken to that realization. The three higher planes require no comment in this elementary discussion.
In addition to seven planes, each plane has seven subplanes. We shall discuss only the seven subplanes of the lowest or physical plane.

Three subplanes of the physical are known to every schoolboy, - the solid, liquid and gaseous, for example, ice, water and steam. In addition there are four subtler planes, or rather four different types of ether. These four are coexistent with each of the three well known subplanes, and interpenetrate them.

The physical body of man is no exception. It, too, has its etheric counterpart, its etheric body. This is positive, while the dense physical body is negative. The etheric body is the cohesive factor, and maintains the physical body in life and being.

The etheric counterpart, whether of man or of any physical thing, is of the universal substance, of universal life, and of universal energy. It partakes of all of these. But it is not self-sufficient or independently existing. It draws upon the reservoir [59] of universal energy, and in it the etheric counterpart lives and moves and has its being. Energy is thus functioning through the etheric.

This is true of man also. The universal energy functions through his etheric body. And as man exists on seven planes, so the etheric body has seven points of contact with energy, - but as only three planes are active, and four dormant, so only three force centers are fully developed and four as yet undeveloped. Of this, more later.

In harmonizing the two schools, the question naturally arises, does Western Science corroborate the Eastern theory?

No less a scientist than Sir Isaac Newton accepts the universal medium of ether without question. In the last paragraph of his Principia, he says:

"And now we might add something concerning a certain most subtle spirit which pervades and lies hid in all gross bodies; by the force and action of which spirit the particles of bodies mutually attract one another at near distances, and cohere if contiguous; and electric bodies operate to greater distances, as well repelling as attracting the neighboring corpuscles; and light is emitted, reflected, refracted, inflected, and heats bodies; and all sensation is excited, and the members of animal bodies move at the command of the will, namely by the vibrations of this spirit, mutually propagated along the solid firmaments of the nerves, from the outward organs of sense to the brain, and from the brain into the muscles. But these are things that cannot be explained in few words, nor are we furnished with that sufficiency of experiments which is required to an accurate determination and [60] demonstration of the laws by which this electric and elastic spirit operates."
- Burtt, Edwin Arthur, Ph.D., Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science, p. 275.

Thus it can be argued from the above that Newton recognized the facts of the etheric body, underlying all forms, including the human.
http://laluni.helloyou.ws/netnews/bk/sou...
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http://www.swedenborgdigitallibrary.org/... -----------------------------Truth is stranger than fiction.

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These abstractions become more and more concrete as they approach our plane of existence, until finally they phenomenalise in the form of the material Universe, by a process of conversion of metaphysics into physics, analogous to that by which steam can be condensed into water, and the water frozen into ice.
http://www.blavatsky.net/science/other/m... -----------------------------Truth is stranger than fiction.

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H2O - The Mystery, Art, and Science of Water

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ?

Water is an odourless, tasteless, transparent liquid at room temperature
Water is wet

Water covers about 70 percent of the earth's surface in the oceans, lakes, rivers, and glaciers

The ancient Egyptian Heliopolitan creation story recounts that the sun-god Atum (Re) reposed in the primordial ocean (Nun)

Ninety-seven percent of the water on the planet is in the form of salt water. Only 3 percent is fresh, and two-thirds of that is ice

Chemically, water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, its molecule consists of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen - H2O

The physical and chemical properties of water are extraordinarily complicated and incompletely understood

In Assyro-Babylonian mythology, first the gods and subsequently all beings arose from the fusion of salt water (Tiamat) and sweet water (Apsu)

Water is necessary for life

Water falls from the sky as rain and issues from the ground in springs

The water molecule is not linear but bent in a special way. As a result, part of the molecule is negatively charged and part positively charged

The holy books of the Hindus explain that all the inhabitants of the earth emerged from the primordial sea

Water constitutes the greater part of the fundamental substance (protoplasm) of which animal and plant bodies are made

Sap of plants and blood of animals contain large quantities of water

At the beginning of the Judeo-Christian story of creation, the spirit of God is described as "stirring above the waters," and a few lines later, God creates "a firmament in the midst of the waters to divide the waters" (Genesis 1:1-6)

Water is essential to the manufacture of starch by plants

In ancient Greece, the souls of the dead were ferried across the dark waters of the River Styx

Many foods, such as milk and fruit, have high water content

For drinking purposes, water may need to be purified

Water present in the earth is called ground water (its upper level is called the water table)

When drunk, the waters of the Lethe, a river in Hades, produced forgetfulness

Water's composition by weight is one part of hydrogen to eight of oxygen (or 11.1 percent of hydrogen and about 88.9 percent of oxygen)

Water is an agent in erosion of the land

Water is the FONS ET ORIGO, the fount and origin of all forms of life, and naturally connected with women

Water is colorless in small amounts, but exhibits a bluish tinge in large quantities

Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love, was born of the sea

Water is relatively incompressible

In the Koran are the words "We have created every living thing from water"

By convention, one cubic centimeter of water at 4°C. (its temperature at maximum density) weighs one gram

Water is linked with the moon through the movement of tides and by its moon-like flowing, shape-changing quality

In Christianity, baptism links the concepts of the water of life with the waters of purification

When cooled to its freezing temperature (0°C., 32°F., under standard pressure), water changes to a colorless, crystalline solid (ice)

The Garden of Eden is watered by a river that divided into four rivers

Water is less dense as ice than as a liquid at 4°C.

In Judaeo-Christian culture, God is called "the fountain of living waters" (Jeremiah 2.13)

Unlike other liquids, water expands in freezing

In 1513, while searching for the fountain of youth, the Spanish conquistador Ponce de Léon discovered Forida.

When water is heated to its boiling point (100°C., 212°F., under standard pressure), it vaporizes to steam

In the cosmogony of Mesopotamian peoples, the abyss of water was regarded as a symbol of the unfathomable, impersonal Wisdom

Scientists believe that the structure of liquid water consists of aggregates of water molecules that form and re-form continually

At ordinary temperatures, water undergoes evaporation

In China, the water of the fountain at Pon Lai was believed to confer a "thousand lives on those who drink it," according to Wang Chia, writing in the Chin Dynasty (265-420 CE)

Completely pure water is a poor conductor of electricity

In dreams, birth is usually expressed through water-imagery

The Babylonian moon goddess, Ishtar, was associated with sacred springs, and her temples were often situated in natural grottoes from which springs emanated

Water is one of the best known solvents

In China, water is considered the specific abode of the dragon, because all life comes from the waters

In 218 CE, after defeating the Romans, Hannibal and his armies stopped to imbide the waters at Perrier in the south of France

Water power is of major economic importance

In the Canticle of the Sun, St. Francis of Assisi praises God for water: "Praised be Thou, O Lord, for sister water, who is very useful, humble, precious, and chaste"

In natural waters, various substances are found dissolved

In India, the sacred River Ganges embodies for Hindus the water of life

Mineral water contains a great variety and quantity of minerals (usually a compound of calcium, magnesium, or iron)

Salt water contains a large amount of sodium chloride (common salt)

In Japan, water prefigures the purity and pliant simplicity of life

Certain water is called "hard"

The Roman philosopher Seneca declared that "Where a spring rises or a water flows there ought we to build altars and offer sacrifices"

The United States withdraws 339 billion gallons of ground and surface water a day

In the Vedas, water is referred to as the "most maternal" (mätritamäh)

Heavy water (deuterium oxide) was discovered by Harold C. Urey

The lotus-stream of the Buddha or Boddhisattva rises up from the waters of the soul, in the same way the spirit, illumined by knowledge, frees itself from passive existence

The United States uses three times as much water a day as the average European country, and many, many times more water than most developing nations

http://witcombe.sbc.edu/water/waterfacts...

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Wow, food for thought. Great posts, you've given me a lot to think about. In regards to water, have you read the theories of Masaru Emoto?