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Wednesday, October 14, 2009day link 

 Feeling the world
"The most difficult part of the warrior's way is to realize that the world is a feeling. When one is not-doing, one is feeling the world"
--Don Juan / Carlos Castaneda
The abstractly thinking conscious human mind is one of our greatest assets. And one of the biggest reasons we act stupidly, individually or collectively. When you've frozen the world into a set of convenient abstractions that you can move around in your head, you've also lost touch with the magic of what's really there and what could be there.

A healthy dose of nonsense, surrealism and humor can shake us out of our addiction to reality defined by abstractions of the past, and into something more interesting. It apparently also makes us smarter.

Maybe more interesting, anything that temporarily can get our egocentic left-brain thinking-thinking minds out of the way gives us the opportunity to connect with the world more directly, through our more right-brain wholistic parallel processing senses. Or, said differently, if we can stop doing what we otherwise do obsessively and repetitively, we might be able to actually feel the world.
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Thursday, November 6, 2003day link 

 Harmonic Concordance
picture This weekend there's a very unusual constellation happening in the sky, with, apparently, deep significances. Similar to what was called the Harmonic Convergence in 1987. Here's from Al Joy:
On November 8–9 (depending on your location) a very rare and special global event will occur. Six planets and objects (Moon, Sun, Saturn, Chiron, Jupiter and Mars) will be aligned in a grand sextile or star pattern, a most unusual configuration.

Perfectly aligned for the first time in 2000 years to a Star of David configuration, these planets and objects will form a Grand Sextile of Earth and Water signs which is being called a Harmonic Concordance or the opening of the portal of Concordance (Concordance means Heart).

I believe that this celestial/astrological configuration will open a portal for a morphogenetic region of knowledge that will shift the morphogenetic patterns of all those who are exposed to it.

People will have an opportunity to be in alignment with divine knowledge and to live beyond the distorted perceptions of an evolving self whose instinctual, emotional, and physical perceptions and experiences have been overlaid by many different morphogenetic regions of knowledge on the planet.

For the last four decades, we have been experiencing strong outer planetary influences that have led to a dissolvement of our human self to merge with machines, chemicals, and devices. We have also experienced an ability to remote view and process extraterrestrial information. The complex psychological and ethereal environments that these influences have created are pushing us at speeds that we as humans can’t understand nor do we feel grounded or nurtured within. That’s because we’re having to take in and process data that is outside the realm of our physical and emotional expression. You can see the discrepancy that this creates when you compare certain parts of the globe that are still using human interaction vs. those that are using machines, chemicals, and devices to organize the world around them. By dissolving our human self, we end up removing humanism as the centerpiece of what our lives revolve around.

The Grand Sextile of Earth and Water signs that we are about to experience will awaken and bring a resurgence of female energy and passivity on the planet, balancing the male energy and reduced sense of humanism that has been dominating this time period.

The Earth and Water signs, as conduits for female energy, will allow us to integrate our physical and emotional interactions as we merge and dissolve with the radical, transforming knowledge that is being dispensed. Operating at a much slower speed, the Earth and Water signs bring structure and nurturing, giving us time to absorb and retain what is taking place around us.
We could sure use that. See more here. Many synchronized ceremonies, rituals and events across the world this weekend.
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Saturday, January 4, 2003day link 

 1km solar tower
picture A 1,000m tall tower is planned as part of a huge 200MW solar power plant in the Australian outback. The air under a 4 mile diameter circle of glass would be heated by the sun, and the heat would rise up into the tower where turbines would convert it into electricity. It is planned to be completed in 2006, at a cost of A$1b and would be by far the tallest free-standing structure in the world.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2002day link 

 Hydrogen Economy
picture Joi Ito talks about the Hydrogen Economy: "The picture above is ECD's vision of the Hydrogen Economy. Get Carbon out of the picture. Reduce the cycle to the basic elements of the universe. Photons creating energy to break H2O into Hydrogen and Oxygen. Oxygen goes back to the atmosphere and the Hydrogen is stored and transported in the Hydride material. The Hydrogen is later extracted to create energy through combustion or through the creation of electrical energy with a fuel cell. This electricity can be stored in a Hydride battery which is also based on Hydrogen. The electricity obviously can be used for propulsion or be converted into meta-energy, or information. Photons->Hydrogen->Electrons->Bits thatÂ’s all we need. No CO2, fossil fuels, Uranium or any of the non-big-bang stuff please. Oh and by the way, the basic material and the phenomenon used to store hydrogen in a solid, the convert hydrogen in to electricity and the store electricity in hydride batteries is the based on the same basic science."
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Saturday, November 9, 2002day link 

 Tidal Energy
pictureThe small far north town of Hammerfest in Norway is the first to put a sub-sea tidal energy plant into production. It is a relatively tiny 300kW plant, but it is a start. Underwater tidal forces is a huge untapped resource, in part because of the difficulties in installing turbines in those exact areas that have the most tidal current.
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 Surf Report for June: Getting Unstuck
I continuously find Solara's surf reports to be a very reliable reading as to where the collective energies currently are. Here is the June Surf Report titled "Getting Unstuck". Oh, and Solara could use some support, so for anybody who reads these things regularly, and who can afford it, send her some help.
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 Surf report
I'll often notice how energy changes, where things are suddenly going in different ways, both for me and others. Well, I call it energy, but it is not particularly necessary to consider it anything metaphysical. Everything in the universe is connected, and something that happens in one place, or at one level, leaves clues at other levels or in other places. Small and large patterns are connected in some kind of fractal way. Which accounts for the possibility of divining tea leaves, or of making indirect scientific discoveries by extrapolating the clues left behind from something that happened, or anything else like that.

Anyway, a couple of things are different in the past couple of weeks. I've noticed many more synchronicities than usual. Like, I look at a word on the screen, and somebody says it a second later. I think of somebody and they call at the same moment. Another thing happening to me is that I had tons of trouble with technology the last couple of weeks. My computer's motherboard went up in smoke, and I had endless trouble installing things in the new computer. And I spilled a cup of tea into the new monitor. And many other things.

I've long ago dropped the idea that things happen only to me. Rather, a change in the patterns of things usually means something to others too. Exactly what, I have no idea. But the answer will probably usually be to go with the new flows, rather than resisting.
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