Tuesday, June 30, 2009

treasure map

June

reading
  • The Mirror in the Well-Micheline Aharonian
  • Healing the Fisher King-Shelly Durrell
  • Parzival-Eschenbach
  • Revolutionary Road-Richard Yates
  • McSweeney's #24
  • Everything And More-David Foster Wallace
  • I Am A Strange Loop-Douglas Hofstadter
  • Watchmen-Moore, Gibbons
  • Heart Of Darkness-Joseph Conrad
  • Spent. Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior-Geoffrey Miller
listening
  • The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
  • Sticky Fingers
  • Let It Bleed
  • Aftermath
  • Beggars Banquet-The Rolling Stones
  • Vecatimest-Grizzly Bear
  • Middle Cyclone-Neko Case
  • Noble Beast-Andrew Bird
  • Songs From The Big Chair-Tears For Fears
  • Michael Jackson/80's pop
watching
  • The Little Prince
  • Jason And The Argonauts
  • Koyaanisqatsi
  • Hercules Unchained
  • Akira
  • Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives
  • UP
  • PI
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Black Hole
  • Revolutionary Road
  • The NeverEnding Story
  • The Aristocrats
  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Monsters vs. Aliens
experiencing
  •  White Rabbits w/ The Subjects

Sunday, June 28, 2009

so don't be afraid to let them show. . .


You with the sad heart 
don't be discouraged 
oh I realize 
it's hard to take courage 
in a world full of people 
you can lose sight of it all 
and the darkness inside you 
can make you fell so small 

But I see your true colors 
shining through 
I see your true colors 
and that's why I love you 
so don't be afraid to let them show 
your true colors 
true colors are beautiful 
like a rainbow 

Show me a smile then 
don't be unhappy, can't remember 
when I last saw you laughing 
if this world makes you crazy 
and you've taken all you can bear 
you call me up 
because you know I'll be there 

And I'll see your true colors 
shining through 
I see your true colors 
and that's why I love you 
so don't be afraid to let them show 
your true colors 
true colors are beautiful 
like a rainbow 



Kermit is Green!


This is it man.  You are here.  Between love and hate, violence and forgiveness, you always have a choice.  Be. . .

                        

Who is "the other"?






Your suffering does have meaning.  Listen to your heart.  Forgive.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Sun on Father's Day



Uranus


Cronos


Zeus


Apollo












Happy Solstice!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Wedding of Heaven and Earth

Uranus & Gaea
Song of the day:  Sun Children by Nicodemus

-The DJ was also playing heavily from the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

H

death is the fire of life (H) Herakles?
K-T I'm Lost!


Adam 1 |ˈadəm|
(in the biblical and Koranic traditions) the first man. According to the Book of Genesis, Adam was created by God as the progenitor of the human race and lived with Eve in the Garden of Eden.

ORIGIN from Hebrew ‛ ādām 'man,' later taken to be a name.

atom |ˈatəm|
noun
the basic unit of a chemical element.
such particles as a source of nuclear energy
[usu. with negative ] an extremely small amount of a thing or quality

An atom, roughly 10 −8 cm in diameter, consists of a tiny, dense, positively charged nucleus made of neutrons and protons, surrounded by a cloud of negatively charged electrons. Each chemical element consists of atoms that possess a characteristic number of protons. Atoms are held together in molecules by sharing electrons.

ORIGIN late 15th cent.: from Old French atome, via Latin from Greek atomos 'indivisible,' based on a- 'not' + temnein 'to cut.'

matter |ˈmatər|

ORIGIN Middle English : via Old French from Latin materia 'timber, substance,' also 'subject of discourse,' from mater 'mother.'




-i lost it in the details:

There are many things that I've been contemplating and connecting lately. The theme right now is sacrifice, both literal and metaphoric. The more I look into these "matters'' the more I'm aware that everything is literally connected.

So, sacrifice is "the" theme for all nows.

"H" is perhaps what we can build this meditation around though. The two/three heroes that I'm contemplating are Hercules and Perseus/Parzival (I think they are the same.) Hercules may be the same as well. I guess we will see.

Within this, we need to think about the important numbers. 7 & 12. They should surface again and again. For quite some time I've been trying to reorganize the week. Why is 7 a key number? Why are there 7 days. Are there really days? We definitely have seasons. Maybe four days? Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. Youth, Adolescence, Age, Death.

So in trying to organize the week, we return to "7". Where is there another important 7? Chakras/planets (naked eye + sun and moon). All these have to be connected yes?

12 hours, 12 months, 12 zodiac, 12 apostles, 12 labors of Hercules. . . etc.

Let's just nail this down for now, and later I'll blow it up with pictures and larger, better elaborations.

The days of the week are named and identified w/ the visible planets who have an archetypal connection to the gods and goddess who resonated w/ those naked-eye planets. Of course the days are name in the Norse/Germanic system to make matter more confusing.

1. Monday 2. Tuesday 3. Wednesday 4. Thursday 5. Friday 6. Saturday 7. Sunday

Seven feels right. There are Seven Chakras and those connect to the archetypal figures as well:

1. Mercury 2. Venus 3. Mars 4. Earth 5. Jupiter 6. Saturn 7. Uranus

So the chakras correspond in this way:

7. Thousand petal lotus

6. Third Eye

5. throat

4. heart

3. gut - will to power
2. genitals - lust/desire

1. bowel - holding on to facts of life

I need to define the chakras and this will happen in the "blow-up" as I mentioned. You don't need to know what I'm talking about. I don't either.

The correspondence is important.
-Mercury is the trickster, the dragon at the bowel introducing the facts of life.
-Venus is the devil at the genitals introducing lust and life
-Mars is aggression diving his chariot to battle to atain
-Earth is the heart opening to the world.
-Jupiter is the king his word is law.
-Saturn is the hermit and Jupiter's Father who will usher in the new golden age (we need to return to the idea of "golden")
-Uranus is Saturn's father

So like I said, Germanic archetypes:
Monday = moon day
Tuesday (Tyr) = mars day
Wednesday (Odin) = mercury day (I don't agree here)
Thursday (Thor) = jupiter
Friday (Freya) = venus
Saturday (Chronos whoops that's not germanic?) = saturn

So to put them in my order, first we have to acknowledge that Saturn (Chronos) and Odin are the same guy.
Mercury is the trickster and so is Loki. Wednesday should actually belong to Loki due to its association with Mercury:
Thus to correspond w/ the chakras,

0.fool
1. Lokisday
2. Friday
3. Tuesday
4. Heartday
5. Thursday
6 Wednesday
7.Ymirday
∞.sunday

I'm bogging down into nonsense. sorry. This is why I haven't attempted this. The 8th day is infinity. It is the sun's day. The savior. The moon is the threshold through witch the hero/the sun returns. Saturn/Chronos is the threshold guardian. So perhaps. no it is all just crazy.

Anyway,

7 is an important number as is 12.

So the here is some of the connecting material I've saved:

evolution
revolution
revolve
role
play
story
stage
fact
metaphor
Mayday
May Day
May
Maia
menses
moon
Adam
atom
matter
mother
nuclear
nucleus
kernel
core
germ
essence
fusion
nuclear fusion
fission
nuclear fission
mate
copulate
coition
intimate
divorce
divert
divide
explode
nuclear family
unit
know
gnosis
no
talent
engine
generator
generate
race
current
currency
penetrate |ˈpeniˌtrāt|
verb [ trans. ]
succeed in forcing a way into or through (a thing)
(of a man) insert the penis into the vagina or anus of (a sexual partner)
infiltrate (an enemy group or rival organization) in order to spy on it
(of a company) begin to sell its products in (a particular market or area)
succeed in understanding or gaining insight into (something complex or mysterious)

ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: from Latin penetrat- 'placed or gone into,' from the verb penetrare; related to penitus 'inner.'

intercourse |ˈintərˌkôrs|

ORIGIN late Middle English (denoting communication or dealings): from Old French entrecours 'exchange, commerce,' from Latin intercursus, from intercurrere 'intervene,' from inter- 'between' + currere 'run.' The specifically sexual use arose in the late 18th cent.

hydrogen |ˈhīdrəjən|
noun
a colorless, odorless, highly flammable gas, the chemical element of atomic number 1. (Symbol: H)
Hydrogen is the lightest of the chemical elements and has the simplest atomic structure, a single electron orbiting a nucleus consisting of a single proton. It is by far the commonest element in the universe, although not on the earth, where it occurs chiefly combined with oxygen as water.
DERIVATIVES
hydrogenous |hīˈdräjənəs| adjective

ORIGIN late 18th cent.: coined in French from Greek hudro- 'water' + -genēs (see -gen ).

-gen
combining form
1 Chemistry denoting a substance that produces something : oxygen | allergen.
2 Botany denoting a substance or plant that is produced : cultigen.
ORIGIN via French -gène from Greek genēs '-born, of a specified kind,' from gen- (root of gignomai 'be born, become,' genos 'a kind' ).

Water is a compound of oxygen and hydrogen (chem. formula: H 2 O) with highly distinctive physical and chemical properties: it is able to dissolve many other substances; its solid form (ice) is less dense than the liquid form; its boiling point, viscosity, and surface tension are unusually high for its molecular weight, and it is partially dissociated into hydrogen and hydroxyl ions.

ORIGIN Old English wæter (noun), wæterian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch water, German Wasser, from an Indo-European root shared by Russian voda (compare with vodka ), also by Latin unda 'wave' and Greek hudōr 'water.'

"A star becomes a giant star after all the hydrogen available for fusion at its core has been depleted and, as a result, it has left the main sequence.[5] "


The sun is the central body of the solar system. It provides the light and energy that sustains life on earth, and its position relative to the earth's axis determines the terrestrial seasons. The sun is a star of a type known as a G2 dwarf, a sphere of hydrogen and helium 870,000 miles (1.4 million km) in diameter that obtains its energy from nuclear fusion reactions in its interior, where the temperature is about 15 million °C. The surface is a little under 6,000°C.


Hydra |ˈhīdrə|

1 Greek Mythology a many-headed snake whose heads grew again as they were cut off, killed by Hercules.
[as n. ] ( hydra) a thing that is hard to overcome or resist because of its pervasive or enduring quality or its many aspects.
2 Astronomy the largest constellation (the Water Snake or Sea Monster), said to represent the beast slain by Hercules. Its few bright stars are close to the celestial equator. Compare with Hydrus .
[as genitive ] ( Hydrae |-drē|) used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation : the star Beta Hydrae.

ORIGIN via Latin from Greek hudra.

hydra |ˈhīdrə|
noun
a minute freshwater coelenterate with a stalklike tubular body and a ring of tentacles around the mouth. Genus Hydra, class Hydrozoa.
ORIGIN via Latin from Greek hudra 'water snake' (see Hydra ), named by Linnaeus because, if cut into pieces, each section can grow into a whole animal.

In Greek mythology, the Lernaean Hydra (Greek: ( [Λερναία Ὕδρα] (help·info)) was an ancient nameless serpent-like chthonic water beast (as its name evinces) that possessed 9 heads— the poets mention more heads than the vase-painters could paint— and poisonous breath so virulent even her tracks were deadly.[1] The Hydra of Lerna was killed by Heracles as one of his Twelve Labours. Its lair was the lake of Lerna in the Argolid, though archaeology has borne out the myth that the sacred site was older even than the Mycenaean city of Argos, for Lerna was the site of the myth of the Danaids. Beneath the waters was an entrance to the Underworld, and the Hydra was its guardian.[2]

The Hydra was the offspring of Typhon and Echidna (Theogony, 313), both of whom were noisome offspring of the earth goddess Gaia. Siblings of the Hydra were said[who?] to be the Nemean Lion, the Stymphalian birds, the Chimaera,and Cerberus.

Monday, June 8, 2009

change your heart

What if they had a war and no one protested?

                                                         Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989.
"[U]ltimately, all of life is one--so that an injury to one's opponent becomes also an injury to one's self."~Arne Næss
power |ˈpou(-ə)r|

ORIGIN Middle English : from Anglo-Norman French poeir, from an alteration of Latin posse 'be able.'

noun
1 the ability to do something or act in a particular way, esp. as a faculty or quality
2 the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events
3 physical strength and force exerted by something or someone
4 energy that is produced by mechanical, electrical, or other means and used to operate a device 
5 Mathematics the number of times a certain number is to be multiplied by itself 

verb
1 [ trans. ] supply with mechanical or electrical energy 
2 [ intrans. ] move or travel with great speed or force
Watchmen published September 1986 – October 1987 
"Veidt explains his underlying plan is to save humanity from impending nuclear war between the United States and Soviet Union by faking an alien invasion in New York City, which will kill half the city's population. He hopes this will unite the nations against a perceived common enemy". . . Wikipedia


Akira released 1988
"In 1988, Tokyo is destroyed by an apparent nuclear explosion that leads to the start of World War III". . . Wikipedia


Gate of Heavenly Peace 1995


"The collage of stories that emerges, ranging from the war of 1948 to the present, doesn't have a clear beginning or end, but narrows the dizzying scope of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to comprehensible names and faces, including sympathetically tough and pragmatic women." from Publishers Weekly on Amazon





I love the idea that the "other" is your partner.  My recent post, love will tear us apart was trying to get to this idea.  End of love is the war.



This turned up in the google search too.
-I'm working on an essay about the "synchromystic blogosphere" and its roots in 9/11 conspiracy films so I guess I'll include it.  I don't think it is one I've seen, so I'm not sure of its content.

quantumsync

Abe's Axe is a symbol. Like the firey wand of Hermes, it is the conduit for bringing into action manifestations from the creative imagination. He is not killing vampires so much as freeing living dead men. The great emancipator would like to bring you into the 4th dimension of consciousness. He is going to have to kill you to do this, though. Or, actually, just annihilate your ego to transport you. In this instance, his axe is the craft. A craft is both a transport and a skill. The magician's wand is both. A pen can be mightier than the sword. What's your craft? Use your symbol well. . .

Heal The King!

Heal The King!