Mar 31, 2010

Modo Speaks for Me

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.



As I said to a friend just yesterday, if I don't seem angry about the abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, it's only because when I'm angry and disgusted, my tendency is to be flip. In that I must doff my hat to the queen of flippantry Maureen Dowd. Yesterday's column is right on target.

It doesn’t seem right that the Catholic Church is spending Holy Week practicing the unholy art of spin.

Complete with crown-of-thorns imagery, the church has started an Easter public relations blitz defending a pope who went along with the perverse culture of protecting molesters and the church’s reputation rather than abused — and sometimes disabled and disadvantaged — children.

The church gave up its credibility for Lent. Holy Thursday and Good Friday are now becoming Cover-Up Thursday and Blame-Others Friday.

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If church fund-raising and contributions dry up, Benedict’s P.R. handlers may yet have to stage a photo-op where he steps out of the priest’s side of the confessional and enters the side where the rest of his fallible flock goes.

Or maybe 30-second spots defending the pope with Benedict’s voice intoning at the end: “I am infallible, and I approve this message.”

Wesley Crusher's Dark Night of the Soul

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.



I just watched, for the umpteenth time, Star Trek Next Generation's "Journey's End." Despite some rather sappy, idealized attempts to depict Native American culture, it's a good episode. One of the things that strikes me, not for the first time, is its depiction of Wesley Crusher's spiritual growing pains. From the Wiki:

Meanwhile, Wesley has returned from Starfleet Academy for a vacation. He's out-of-character though, snappish and depressed and he appears even slightly ill, which really worries Dr. Crusher. He is rude to La Forge in the engine room. Dr. Crusher tries to talk to her son, but initially gets nowhere.

On the planet, Wesley comes in contact with Lakanta, an Indian holy man of sorts. He guides Wesley on a journey of self-discovery, in which he talks to his long-dead father, who tells Wesley that he is destined to go down a path different from his own.

Mar 30, 2010

Easter is Coming



Hippity, hoppity – Easter is really on its way. This Saturday, I took my son to the park for the town egg hunt. This year, it gave me a slightly bittersweet feeling to see just how big he has grown. He’s not the cute little boy wearing an Easter basket upside down on his head anymore. This year, he was one of the nonchalant big kids on the sidelines, feeling a bit too old to be chasing down plastic eggs stuffed with candy. A sadder thought than my son being too old for egg hunts and trick-or-treating is thinking about the loss of candy. This year, his big sister and I clued him in on why we make sure he gets to hunt those eggs – we raid his candy. Granted, we could go to the store and buy candy, but does it taste the same? No. It’s a good thing he’s not too fond of sweets and is nice about sharing.

Easter and Halloween are the two holidays that bring out the pagan and the hedonist in me. Here in the country where we live, the baby cows and sheep are frolicking now, the grass is greening, the daffodils and crocuses are blooming, and the birds are singing and nesting. It seems natural to give thanks to the goddess for all the vibrant life and to indulge in the delights of the senses. When I worked as a cake decorator, I especially loved the colors we used at Easter, like lavender, yellow, light green, and pink. It’s almost impossible to be anything but cheerful when you look at those colors.

Pope's Homily Finds its Mark

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.



While I was sickened by the self-serving rhetoric used by his Holiness on Palm Sunday, his remarks seem to have hit home with Archbishop Timothy Dolan. It's the Pope who's the victim to pitied and protected. In fact, he's now a martyr to the cause of harboring pedophiles... just like Jesus!

In remarks following Palm Sunday Mass, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York urged Catholics “to express our love and solidarity” for Pope Benedict, who, given the recent media onslaught over sex abuse allegations, is “now suffering some of the same unjust accusations, shouts of the mob, and scourging at the pillar, as did Jesus.”

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“No one has been more vigorous in cleansing the Church of the effects of this sickening sin than the man we now call Pope Benedict XVI,” Archbishop Dolan stressed. “The dramatic progress that the Catholic Church in the United States has made – documented again just last week by the report made by independent forensic auditors – could never have happened without the insistence and support of the very man now being daily crowned with thorns by groundless innuendo.”

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Becoming a Person of Power

A person of power is effective, joyful, and creative in life, regardless of the circumstances, while enjoying radiant health and well-being. Anyone can become a person of power in any sphere of life. It is a matter of choice and awareness, plus discipline and imagination. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she explores the strange disconnect between the mystery schools and mystical traditions of the past and our contemporary desire to change our lives without changing. "Humans are uniquely designed to innovate and create, but mostly we create messes because we are unconscious of the demands of being an energy being in an energy body," says Pratt. "It's not enough to just live well. We must learn to take life as a Teacher and surrender to the transformations ahead" This week she shares the essential steps for engaging ancient practices of energy and spirit connection to empower you to become that person you glimpse in your dreams and long for with your heart and soul.

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Mar 29, 2010

Full Moon in Libra


Today, a gentle spring rain is falling, I have head cold symptoms and the temptation to not write about the full moon is quite strong for me. It may have something to do with the fact that my natal moon in Aries is being tweaked by the transiting lunar opposition. Also, I have the sign of Libra intercepted in my natal chart and no other planets in the sign of Libra. When we have an intercepted sign in our chart, it can be difficult for us to get what that sign is about, especially if we have no planets in the sign. When there is absolutely no energy signature at all, we come to understand the intercepted sign through deliberate study or by getting to know someone who has personal planets in our intercepted sign. An intercepted sign can be thought of as an energetic blind spot. We can’t see it, and we can’t see that we can’t see it until someone shows it to us. After we are shown, we become aware, but all our knowledge of the intercepted sign remains on the intellectual level.

The key theme for this lunation is relationship. With Sun, Venus, Mercury in Aries opposing moon in Libra and Saturn retrograde in Libra, what comes to mind for me is thwarted desires, petty and illogical arguments over who is right or wrong or who gets what. Relationship behaviors and patterns will come to light now. Things we may not have been able to see about ourselves or someone else will suddenly be glaringly obvious. It may be time to reevaluate agreements. Unfortunately, until Saturn goes direct in June, I suspect no compromise will be agreeable to both sides.

Watching Creation

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.



On Zak's recommendation I took a look at Andrew Sullivan's recent blog entries on the Vatican scandal. But I got distracted by this magnificent video depicting how sacred geometry expresses itself through nature. It's an elegant depiction of the Fibonacci sequence and the golden mean. Really lovely.

Mar 28, 2010

Pope Starts Off Holy Week on Wrong Foot

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.



Pope Benedict did not directly address the escalating abuse scandal in his Palm Sunday homily. But his oblique reference could not have been more offensive or inappropriate.

Jesus Christ, Benedict said in his homily, guides the faithful "toward the courage that doesn't let us be intimidated by the chatting of dominant opinions, towards patience that supports others."

I have little doubt his Holiness is feeling besieged from all sides but make no mistake. It's the clergy that's under the gun; not the laity. So it can only be the clergy he exhorts not to be "intimidated;" not the people. Once again, it's very clear where his sympathies lie. With church officials, including pedophile priests who have been sheltered and protected for decades. Not with the children, nor with the adult survivors of child abuse. Not with Catholic parishioners whose faith is being rattled daily by new revelations.

Mar 25, 2010

Is Sex Abuse a Christian Value?

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.



I've been watching, with growing horror, the unfolding drama in the Catholic Church. The ongoing scandal over child abuse by clergy and attempts to conceal these crimes has again erupted dramatically into daily headlines. The furor now threatens to engulf even the Pope who has been personally implicated. This issue has plagued the church for years now. But the whole mess seems to be reaching a kind of critical mass.

While the Catholic Church is not alone in harboring abusers, the sheer numbers are disproportionate. New York Times contributor Peter Schneider is not the first to suggest that the church's celibacy rules provide cover to sexual deviants.

I would go further and suggest that an institution that lays claim to the moral high ground is inclined to bury its improprieties which causes them to fester. Many organized religions have been guilty of extending their benevolence more to offenders than to their victims in an attempt to hide their toxic secrets and maintain their positions of social leadership. Stealing attention from the Catholic Church's problems, allegations recently came to light of similar incidents within the Boy Scouts of America under the patronage of the Church of Latter Day Saints (aka the Mormons). The Catholic and Mormon churches are two of the most vociferous arbiters of morality. Both invested heavily in promoting the passage of Proposition 8 which rescinded the law allowing gay marriage in California. Both are sponsors of Boy Scouts of America and have campaigned against allowing gays and atheists to participate. The Mormons threatened to pull their memberships if the Scouts changed their rules, which would have devastated the bottom line for the organization.

Mar 24, 2010

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Your Shadow Self and the Divine

Your Shadow Self is an important aspect of who you are. Engage it well and it will show you your greatest assets and deepest passions. However, if left unexplored the Shadow Self can generate physical, mental and emotional unwellness, leaving life flat, disappointing, and depressing. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, this week as she explores shamanic ways to engage your Shadow Self effectively. Shadow work is messy and it defies all logic-logic, emotional, mental, and physical logic. Anything goes in the Shadow realms, which frightens and challenges the order loving beings that we are. However, by engaging our direct relationship with spirit through shamanic skills we can learn to follow the crazy logic of the Shadow realm. We can meet the juicy, but frustrated parts of our self we have stuff in the Shadow Closet and negotiate their return. In this way we reengage with our passion, sensuality, creativity, sexuality, sense of humor, and overall joy for life.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 2PM Pacific

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Mar 22, 2010

William Henry on the Barque of Millions of Years

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.



This ten minute snippet of a William Henry lecture is surprisingly dense. In it he explores his theory of the correlation between the ancient Egyptian Barque of Millions of Years and the modern depiction of a wormhole. There are more images and some explanation of this theory on his blog here. This theory makes perfect sense to me. Like so much of Henry's work, speaks to images I've been seeing in dreams, meditation, and journeys, for years.

What struck me in particular about this presentation of the theory was the Barque image he chose; the Mesektet, or night, barque used by Ra.

Mar 20, 2010

Vernal Equinox: Return of the Maiden

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.



Sometimes called Eostara or Ostara, from which the word Easter is derived, the Vernal Equinox -- when the position of the earth balances night and day evenly -- is the beginning of spring.

The Wheel turns again and with this turn comes the Vernal Equinox or Eostara. At this time the hours of daylight and night are balanced against each other. After this time, and until the Autumnal Equinox, daylight will have the ascendent [stet] influence. The goddess now wears the aspect of the Maiden of Spring and meets the young god, now the Youth of Spring, who was born into the world at Yule. Together, the coupling of masculine and feminine energies will plant the seeds of life and growth upon which all the continued survival of the world depends.

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A sabbat of balance and beginnings. A traditional time to prepare for future planting and bless the seeds of physical, spiritual, and ritual gardens.

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New WINGS Update from Karen Bishop

The Cosmic Tsunami Begins

This is an exciting time indeed. How blessed are we to be participating in a rare and pivotal time with a massive re-structuring of our earth, ourselves, and the cosmos? All in preparation for a very new way of living and being in a very new reality and dimension.

We may have been able to tap into many of these magical and higher vibrating states of living and being in times past, as vibrating higher always gives any given individual access to a higher dimensional experience, but what is different now, is that the entire planet is beginning the process of this very new existence…and this also means that the energy we are completely surrounded by will permanently sustain the higher energies with absolutely no effort….yes, it is an exciting time indeed. We have finally arrived and are completing the process.

This process, as most processes with ascension, is occurring piece by piece and step by step. With each earth change or movement of the earth at very deep levels, we then begin to experience more of the higher vibrating energies. So then, as the earth re-structures herself, she is then re-aligning in order to be in alignment with and to receive these new and higher frequencies. At the same time, everything in the cosmos is re-aligning as well. As the beautiful and specific energies of the cosmos, its planets, and the celestial bodies adjust, energy and movement then ripple outward, and a wave of new vibration is created and secured.

Mar 18, 2010

The Sweat Lodge Was Hot -- Official

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.



Portions of the autopsy report on the deaths resulting James Arthur Ray's sweat lodge last fall have been released. It should come as no great surprise that the cause was heat exposure.

The autopsy showed that 38-year-old Kirby Brown of Westtown, NY, and 40-year-old James Shore of Milwaukee, both died of heat stroke, and were reportedly unconscious when emergency crews arrived at the site of the spiritual retreat near Sedona, Ariz.

The third person, 49-year-old Liz Neuman of Prior Lake, Minnesota, died after more than a week in the hospital form multiple organ failure due to hyperthermia from prolonged sweat lodge exposure.

During the Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony dozens of participants began feeling sick, vomiting and collapsing. Authorities believe self-help guru and motivational speaker Ray urged the attendees to push past their physical weaknesses, and shamed those who wanted to leave.

Mar 17, 2010

St. Patrick and the Snakes

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.



I'm a always a little ambivalent about St. Patrick's Day. Being of largely Irish descent, I enjoy the day as a celebration of the culture, people, and spirit of Ireland. But St. Patrick's legendary conversion of the country's people to Christianity is not something I get terribly excited about. It has been suggested by many sources that his miracle, driving the snakes out of Ireland, is a metaphor for driving the indigenous, pagan practices from Irish culture. There is no way to know for certain, because St. Patrick's life is more mythologized than the legend of the leprechaun.

Today we raise a glass of warm green beer to a fine fellow, the Irishman who didn't rid the land of snakes, didn't compare the Trinity to the shamrock, and wasn't even Irish. St. Patrick, who died 1,507, 1,539, or 1,540 years ago today—depending on which unreliable source you want to believe—has been adorned with centuries of Irish blarney. Innumerable folk tales recount how he faced down kings, negotiated with God, tricked and slaughtered Ireland's reptiles.

The facts about St. Patrick are few. Most derive from the two documents he probably wrote, the autobiographical Confession and the indignant Letter to a slave-taking marauder named Coroticus. Patrick was born in Britain, probably in Wales, around 385 A.D. His father was a Roman official. When Patrick was 16, seafaring raiders captured him, carried him to Ireland, and sold him into slavery. The Christian Patrick spent six lonely years herding sheep and, according to him, praying 100 times a day. In a dream, God told him to escape. He returned home, where he had another vision in which the Irish people begged him to return and minister to them: "We ask thee, boy, come and walk among us once more," he recalls in the Confession. He studied for the priesthood in France, then made his way back to Ireland.

He spent his last 30 years there, baptizing pagans, ordaining priests, and founding churches and monasteries. His persuasive powers must have been astounding: Ireland fully converted to Christianity within 200 years and was the only country in Europe to Christianize peacefully. Patrick's Christian conversion ended slavery, human sacrifice, and most intertribal warfare in Ireland. (He did not banish the snakes: Ireland never had any. Scholars now consider snakes a metaphor for the serpent of paganism. Nor did he invent the Shamrock Trinity. That was an 18th-century fabrication.)

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Authentic Shamanism

What makes shamanism authentic? Tradition? Certification? Or direct access to Spirit? Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, as she explores authenticity and ethics is shamanism. Today literally thousands of people all over the world have learned to journey. This is a good thing. It is important that adults have spiritual input into their challenging daily decisions. With all of these people journeying, what makes someone a shaman? With people participating in monthly journeying circles a type of "social shamanism" has emerged where people gather around this common interest, journey together, do a little ceremony, and share their experiences. While this is a valuable activity it barely taps the potential of authentic shamanism. Yet people see this as contemporary shamanism. Where do the ethics lie for teachers of shamanism in showing people the range from their personal journeys to shamanic healing to powerful community rituals and ceremonies guided by truly initiated shamans?

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Mar 16, 2010

New Moon



Today the new moon energy is particularly strong. Some of us may have been experiencing extreme dreams over the last few days as the new moon in Pisces was approaching. With sun, moon, Mercury, and Uranus conjunct in Pisces and all quincunx to Vesta, our attention is directed toward hearth and home, as represented by Vesta. Vesta may also represent Gaia, our shared home. Sun, moon, and Mercury are also trine to Pallas, which rules logic. In our individual lives, as well as collectively, this may be a time for initiating positive and practical change. There is a fullness, ripeness, and readiness to the current planetary energy. The image I see is a flower bud about to open. Pisces energy when it expresses its highest vibration is compassionate and spiritual. Vesta sits in the creative and fixed fire energy of Leo. Pallas is now placed in the water fixed sign of Scorpio.

Perhaps higher thought and ideals will bring about a real change now in how our world makes things happen and current blocks to initiative and implementation will be removed via a dissolving of previous harmful or illogical restrictions.

Originally posted to Dunnea.net

Mar 14, 2010

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New WINGS Update from Karen Bishop

Empty Shells

As many of us have been feeling, there is a chain reaction of earthquakes at hand. A restructuring must take place within the earth in order to hold the new reality and new world. The Chile earthquake, and the subsequent quakes in that area, moved the energies, and we could feel this in different ways. We may have felt unusually busy for no apparent reason after such a long period of stillness. We may have found ourselves completing things as if preparing, or perhaps just getting things in order to sustain ourselves for a while. We may have felt the energies supporting us in hunkering down or in creating a good space to be in. We may have felt ourselves moving into a new energetic space with no apparent definition. And we may have felt yet another new sense of grounding, connectedness, and new power within ourselves.

As the earth makes these step-by-step changes within her structure, we then have more to connect to, and thus, may feel more ourselves, more at ease, more at home, and more peaceful and joyful as we connect more fully to the new earth. Our manifesting abilities may increase as well. With each subsequent earth change or alignment, we will continue to feel more empowered and more connected.

These earthquakes, or restructuring events, occur at specific intervals. They occur, we align along with the earth, we adjust and settle, and when this process is complete for each event, we then experience the next one. We will not experience a new earth change until the prior one has completed what it came to create.

Mar 12, 2010

Mr. Deity and Catholicism

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.



Some of the funniest lines in Mr. Deity are the throw-aways. In this episode it's Timmy from R&D exclaiming "Oh, Dagon!" I'm not sure whether he's invoking the ancient Semitic god:




Mar 11, 2010

Wonderland – Illusion and Reality



This past weekend, my family and I went to see “Alice in Wonderland” at the theater. Folks, you definitely will want to catch this on the big screen, rather than waiting for the video or passing it by, thinking it is just for kids.

I thoroughly got caught up in the fantasy of Wonderland, thanks to incredible atmospheric visuals and special effects and the acting skills of a shining cast of stars. When Alice prepares to drink the Jabberwocky blood that will bring her back home to her London life, I wanted her to stay in Wonderland, where the illusions are so much more real than the reality of her flat and insincere life in London. But while in Wonderland, Alice goes within to re-awaken her true self and she brings that true self back upon her return – and chooses what is best for Alice.

There are many metaphysical threads woven through this film that may be barely noticed due to the almost overwhelming and richly stimulating visual content. I found myself mesmerized by the eyes of every character – something I cannot recall experiencing with any other film I’ve ever seen. In “Alice in Wonderland”, the eyes have it, and I will be watching this a few more times to look longer and deeper into those eyes. For many, this film is just simply fine entertainment the whole family can enjoy, and that is fine, too. Truth is a seed that, once planted, can take its time germinating.

Mar 10, 2010

Of William Henry, the Capitol Dome, Stargates, and Battlestar Galactica

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.



Posted below is a fairly recent interview with William Henry. For the discussion of the Capitol dome and stargate metaphysics, skip ahead to video 7. The first six are more focused on the Norway spiral and a somewhat paranoid read on the climate conference. I've discussed Henry's analysis of the Capitol dome and Brumidi's fresco previously here and here. Now that I'm back in the DC area, I'm determined to fight my way up I95 to visit the Capitol and see this for myself. Maybe I'll take the train. Time is a precious commodity.

In this interview Henry also points out that stargate images are turning up in art and sculpture all over the place and suggests that we could be having a collective awakening. I totally agree. But it was when I looked at the image of the dome above, that it clicked for me just how powerful a trigger that image is.



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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt

Is Shamanism a Path to Enlightenment?

"The shamanic path is not a path traditionally intended to achieve enlightenment," explains Michael Harner of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. "It has been a path followed because people...wanted to help (others) through healing and alleviating their suffering. In following that path, gifts were then given them that were totally unexpected...This then changes them, and they are never the same again; they are indeed enlightened. But that was not the intention; it was just a result." Shamanism is and isn't a path of transformation and enlightenment. Host and shaman, Christina Pratt, explores this interesting state of affairs. Shamanic trance states are task oriented. They are not focused on gaining enlightenment. However, an ongoing working relationship with Spirit is one of the most efficient and effective paths of transformation, waking up, and growing up for shamans and for lay people. Join us and discover all the side benefits, like enlightenment, of becoming a spiritual adult.

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Mar 6, 2010

James Arthur Ray: Tweeting Through the Darkness

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.



In an earlier post, I made reference to James Arthur Ray's "thoroughly nonsensical defense of The Secret's blame the victim idiocy, in light of things like 9/11 and the Holocaust." Allow me to elucidate. Here is the quote from ABC News:

In that interview, Ray defended "The Secret" against critics who asked if the victims of 9/11 or the Holocaust are to blame for simply thinking incorrectly.

"I know people of the Jewish faith and heritage who don't necessarily believe the Holocaust was bad," Ray said. "Now that might be shocking to you but I have people on record who have said, hey there's a lot of good things that came out of that, a lot of lessons, a lot of opportunities for the world. "

I don't personally know any Jews -- or anyone else really -- who would characterize the Holocaust as not "bad," so I really wonder who he's been talking to. But that's almost beside the point. Ray's answer dodges the question. One could certainly argue that every dark cloud has a silver lining and that the Holocaust did provide certain opportunities for growth, learning, and social advancement. But that has nothing to do with whether or not victims of horrendous adversity bring it on themselves with their "thoughts."

Mar 3, 2010

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True Transformation vs. Remodeling the Self

What does "transformation" really mean and why should we bother? "In the simplest sense true transformation is an internal change," explains host and shaman, Christina Pratt, "that occurs on a foundational level such that there is no going back. We are not just remodeling the self." There are three dynamics of internal movement, that when taken together result in true transformation. Change in any one or two of these; however, leaves us, as Ken Wilbur says, "refining our status quo." Why should you bother to transform anyway? A refined status quo is still status quo and will result in a new version of exactly the same life. We choose to truly transform because it is the only path to why we are here. We are all an expressions of the One, but the One shows up uniquely in every sentient being. That uniqueness-to find and express that unique manifestation of the One-is why you are here. All true transformation matters because it serves the full expression of your Unique Self.

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Swami Ramananda Maharaj

Dr. Swami Ramananda Giri Maharaj is the author of BLISS NOW and FROM INDIA WITH LOVE He is also the beautiful voice on WINGS OF THE DAWN, WORLD PEACE CONCERT, and BHAKTI. He had dreams of his guru, SRI ANANDAMAYI MA, since he was a boy of 9 years old. When he went to India in the late 1960s as a teenager, he was picked up by Anandamayi Ma's car in the jungles near Rajport, Himalayas. They developed an inseperable relationship which lasted through Her mahasamadhi in 1987 and still very much today. Swamiji is the youngest Swami and only western swami in direct intiation. He has traveled to India 17 times in service to MA.

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Mar 1, 2010

Satanic Panic and the WM3

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.



I've been watching some of the extra footage from Saturday's 48 Hours Mystery episode, covered in full here. This interview with former FBI Behavioral Science Unit investigator Ken Lanning is really worth a look. As is fairly common knowledge now, the 80s media obsession with Satanic cults turned out to be much ado about nothing. Lanning investigated allegations of incidents and ultimately found no evidence of this practice occurring anywhere in the country. And absolutely no evidence of any Satanic ritual was ever found in connection to the Robin Hood Hill murders. Satanic ritual murder was the conclusion reached in West Memphis not because of any ceremonial objects or altars -- there were none -- but because of the gruesomeness of the crime. It was a way people could make sense of the inexplicable murder of innocent children.Then they focused on the person most likely to be a Satanist; the boy who dressed in black, listened to Metallica, and was, well, a little unusual.


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New WINGS Update from Karen Bishop

Preparing for the Cosmic Tsunami

More excitement is on the way. There is a restructuring of the cosmos about to occur. Just as the earth moved into a new space in the cosmos a few months ago, it is now time for other celestial bodies to move into very new energetic spaces as well. Thus, there will be a restructuring of the cosmos. This enormous mass movement will create a massive wave of energy, or rather, a cosmic tsunami. This massive wave of energy, or wave of light, will then wash over the earth. Being that we are now in much higher vibrating energy than we were only a few months ago, the wave then, will be comprised of higher vibrating energy, or light… and this light will then envelope all of the cosmos.

The Haiti earthquake signaled a massive heart opening for the planet. It was the precursor for the energy of the new earth… the heart energy. In this way, it jump-started the creation of our new reality. The massive earthquake that occurred in Chile yesterday was for very different reasons. And it will not be the last earth movement on the planet, as there will be more.

The Chile earthquake was a precursor for the wave of light. This earthquake and others are preparing the palette for the wave of light to enter. The earth is formulating a new “bed,” or restructuring itself so that she can better receive the new light that is soon to arrive.
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