22 June 2005

Summer Solstice & Moon Illusion

Quote for the day:

Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come."
Michelangelo
Italian painter, architect & poet
(1475 – 1564)

Venus, Saturn, Mercury alignment June 24, 2005
Photo credit: Astronomy News

The Summer Solstice arrived yesterday at 10:46 A.M. Pacific Time (06:46 UT) and the full moon (the lowest-hanging full moon in 18 years) is today at 9:14 p.m. Pacific Time (11:14 UT). The day did not pass quietly for us in this area as Mother Nature gave quite a showing for the longest day of the year.

Just after noon the winds picked up and dark clouds rolled over the mountain tops from the west. Then the lightning show began along with thunder that shook the house over and over. LOVE IT! The storm arrived just after 7 P.M and at 10:30 the lightning was still illuminating every corner of my home, which made falling asleep a wee bit tough.

Somewhere in the midst of this electromagnetic show, the rain arrived and came down like the monsoons experienced in Indonesia when I was there and it poured through the night until dawn. Needless to say the air smells wonderful this morning and the plant life has that happy healthy look as the sun sparkles through the dew laden foliage.

Here are a few tidbits on the Summer Solstice:

1. The word Solstice comes from the Latin for sun stands still - (sol, sun; sistit, stands). For several days before and after each solstice, the sun appears to stand still in the sky - its noon time elevation does not seem to change.

Photo credit: KOWOMA-GPS

2. At the time of summer solstice, about June 22, the sun is directly overhead at noon at the Tropic of Cancer parallel of latitude at 23°30' north of the equator; it is the northern boundary of the tropics. This parallel marks the farthest point north at which the sun can be seen directly overhead at noon; north of the parallel the sun appears less than 90° from the southern horizon at any day of the year.

4. June 20-21 is start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the start of winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

5. The oldest reported solstice celebration took place in Karnak, Egypt at the Temple of Amen-Ra in 3700 B.C. A beam of sunlight illuminating a portion of the temple interior allowed the priests to calculate the solar year.

6. In Tsarist Russia a mock funeral was held to mourn the death of the sun as it passed into the short days of winter.

Links:

Spaceweather
The Full Moon Illusion
Solar System Live
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

18 June 2005

Mars Hoax - well kinda :)

Quote for the day:

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes"
Author
(1835 - 1910)

With my love of the stars and space this email caught me a little off guard when it arrived in my mail box this morning. The reason it caught me off guard is that I took great delight in standing outside in the summer of 2003 watching as Mars came within 35 million miles (or 56 million kilometers) of Earth, its nearest approach to us in almost 60,000 years.

our solar system
photo credit: Planet Scapes

As it turns out the email is a partial hoax. It is an article that was once true and is now being circulated again, long after the events it describes have come to pass. This article was applicable in 2003, but not now, two years later.

Here is the email as I received it:

“MARS SPECTACULAR!

The Red Planet is about to be spectacular! This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again.

The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power magnification

Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. Mars will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m. That's pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month. Share this with your friends, children and grandchildren. NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN”

It is TRUE that Mars passed extraordinarily close to Earth in August 2003
It is FALSE that Mars will pass extraordinarily close to Earth in August 2005
It is TRUE that Mars will pass close to Earth in October 2005

For quick reference to email hoaxes check out: Snopes - Urban Legends Reference Pages

Mars links:

17 June 2005

Reasons Not To Use Your Car Remote

Quote for the day:

Common sense, alas in spite of our educational institutions, is a rare commodity”
American author and lawyer
(1820 - 1904)

2002 Mercedes Benz Vito - Germany Posted by Hello
photo credit: Wrecked Exotics
Think twice before storing explosve items in your vehicle.

The owner of this vehicle in Germany was storing some gas bottles in the car - one container was damaged. Upon opening the car with a remote control one morning, the car exploded. Very lucky that no one was injured.

Links:

14 June 2005

Messages of Water

Quote for the day:

Hado creates words
Words are the vibrations of nature
Therefore beautiful words create beautiful nature"
Masaru Emoto
(1943 - )


Water exposed to the word 'PEACE'
Many years ago my naturopath gave me a healing exercise to do. The prescription was to go home, look in the mirror at myself and say “I LOVE YOU”, sounded simple enough until standing in front of my mirror at home. Three simple words were uttered and to my surprise found myself in tears! What was happening here?

Looks like the answer lies in the negative programming one receives in this reality and how it imprints the water/crystalline structure of our body. Water feels vibrational fields and responds accordingly. In my case and that of many other of my friends who have done what we have come to call ‘The Mirror Game’ – the positive words shocked and raised our vibration in a most wonderful and healing way.

Ugly words create ugly nature - water exposed to the word 'Hitler'
Photo credit: Spirit of Ma'at


The science behind the prescription is here thanks to the research of a wonderful human being.

Dr Masaru Emoto, a Japanese scientist discovered that water has consciousness back in 1994 utilizing Magnetic Resonance Analyser (MRA) technology to measure the properties of water. MRA has been used worldwide in alternative medicine to measure the ability of the human body to resonate, or vibrate, at certain frequencies, as well as to test natural healing substances.Together with his team and volunteers, Dr Emoto collected numerous water samples from many parts of Japan and around the world. His daily observations of water were done in a freezer room.

To capture the secrets of water on film, he had to take a photograph at the moment when the frozen ice crystals started to liquefy."Healthy water will show a complete hexagonal crystal structure. Dr Emoto explains that water contains Hado, an intrinsic vibrational pattern at the atomic level in all matter, the smallest unit of energy. Its basis is the energy of human consciousness. "Musical vibrations contain positive and negative energies, depending on the information inscribed into them.

Happy Water Crystal
Photo credit: Masaru Emoto
Examples:

~Music by Bach, Mozart and Beethoven forms clear and beautiful crystal structures.
~Pop and heavy metal music shows no well-structured crystals.
~The prayers and chanting of monks forms clear and spectacular crystal structures.

"Positive information results in beautiful hexagonal crystals, while negative information shows otherwise, when we are aware of this and communicate good feelings and messages, the quality of crystals will be beautiful, and hence the quality of the water will be good too".He suggested that we take care of the water that is within ourselves. "As we are mainly composed of water, we should vibrate good energy to the water in our bodies." Positive thinking and emotions, affect the quality of water in our body, hence affecting the condition of our health. Stress, a cause of many illnesses, is a result of the bad energy we carry in our body's water.

Links:


Masaru Emoto
HADO - The World of Water
What the Bleep Do We Know!?
Love and Thanks to Water
The Spirit of Ma'atDigiBio Research Laboratory
Hado: Experiments on the consciousness of water

10 June 2005

Shrinks Supress The Press Update

Quote for the week:

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."
Physicist
(1879 - 1955)

What a delight to wander the net this morning and find so many new websites questioning ‘The Shrub’s’ New Freedom Initiative and New Freedom Commission on Mental Health and programs that attach themselves to it in one way or another.

A quick refresher on the topic:

The agenda is to test 50 million plus public school students. If only 2% are found to be ´disturbed´, those children will be the new 1,000,000 customers for the drug industry. And of course, the parents will be in a position that causes them to make a choice that they don't want to make if they don’t want their child on drugs. Options like home schooling and private school enrollment will certainly be on the rise for those who can afford it.

Also see previous post in Archives dated Thursday, May 5th and titled ‘Shrinks Suppress the Press’

Links:

1. The ’Leave No Child Behind Act’ has a sneaky Pete section requiring high schools to turn over student information to military recruiters.
Leave My Child Alone
!

2. Here’s a goodie and definitely not anything I would want installed in my body – unless I want to be a satellite receiver with no control of the dials: “Sign up to be among the first in the world to get chipped at Applied Digital makers of the VeriChip the world's first subdermal personal verification technology, announces a special, introductory pre-registration program.’ [Duuh - you can get $50.00 off if you hurry!)

The Verichip Posted by Hello

Photo credit: VeriChip Corporation

More Links:

White House Executive Order
The Mark of the Beast
Mental Health Screening in Schools Signals the End of Parental Rights

01 June 2005

Man Summons UFO live on News

Quote for the day:

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
Albert Einstein
Physicist
(1879 - 1955)

A big thanks goes out to a good friend from the Ottawa, Canada area for this article found while he was surfing Fortean Times.

Photo credit: Billy Meier - Oct. 9th, 2004

Mike Dello Stritto of KTNV - Action News interviews Ramon Watkins, who prefers to be called by the name "Prophet Yahweh" as he Video of Man Summoning UFO on Demand on the 11 PM news. Prophet Yahweh (Ramon Watkins) says he learned to call UFO’s from information he found in the Old Testament.

KTNV-TV has not archived the interview on their website however, the video can be viewed at : World Net Daily: 'Prophet' summons UFO for camera 'Prophet' summons UFO for camera along with a few other videos that were not aired on the KTNV-TV broadcast.

Took the time to email Mike Dello Stritto @ mdellostritto@ktnv.com to verify the authenticity of the broadcast and he has confirmed it was aired May 26th, 2005.

Interesting to note that the UFO heads off towards Nellis AFB as it leaves the camera’s view.

Have seen lots of this sort of phenomena over the course of my lifetime – I was not however, calling on Yahweh during these times. Will have to admit that happy thoughts and a bit of positive prayer do seem to have some connection with their appearance. Have been wondering how long it would take for someone to turn it into a new religion and claim him or herself the leader…this guy thinks he is the one! And they call me The Spacelady!!

Links:

Coast to Coast A.M. Prophet Yahweh Bio
Arnold Engineering Development Center
NASA's Marshall Center

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