Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Moon

"And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides." Luke 21:25

There was a lunar eclipse on the winter solstice of 2010. Having an eclipse on a winter solstice is a very rare phenomonon. It happens only once every 372 years. The rarity of this event makes it more than noteworthy; it makes it portentous. Maybe portentous isn't the right word because I dont think it means something negative, but it's meaningful nonetheless. This lunar eclipse has been followed by some really strange events going on worldwide many of which I have alluded to in a previous post. The strong earthquakes worldwide, the extremely cold weather, the animal die-offs...all of them point to something happening. And it all occurred after the eclipse on the winter solstice.

This video is interesting in that it mentions something that may be significant.

As a night sky watcher I have had this feeling that something was going on with the moon. With the naked eye and with my telescope it just looks different. After doing more research about what may cause this strange orientation of the moon I discovered that the moon's view is a result of libration. This may, or may not be true. I tend to lean toward my own understanding, as one man, or woman, is just as fallible as any other one.

Here's another video that may the direct result of the moon's weird activity.

Maybe libration is responsible for how the moon looks but there seems to definitely be something happening with the earth. I know that the earth goes through these changes all the time but for some reason at this time in the universe these changes seem to be accelerating.

There is a book by Susan Beth Pfeffer called "Life as we Knew It"
In the book there is a meteor heading to the moon which is supposed to be spectacular and thrilling to watch, kind of like a galactic fireworks display but is said to pose no harm to earth. However the meteor happens to hit the moon harder than originally expected and its effects wreak havoc on the earth's weather. Shit gets very real, very quickly in this book. It comes down to a real life survial mode type stuff. This was a very interesting, thought provoking book. It caused me to ask myself many times what I would do in that situation. Seeing all this funky stuff happen with the moon is making the scenarios that happened in books seems more likely than before. It's funny how life and fiction can be more real than we imagined.

I will always believe that humans are affected by the heavenly bodies, not just in overt ways like needing the sun to help grow food and by the full moon affecting tides but in more subtle ways as well. To learn how the skies affect you on a subtle level all you have to do is pay attention.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Strange Days Indeed

One of my jobs is at a bookstore. It's a chain store and it lacks the intimacy and quaint coolness that a mom and pop bookstore would have but I love it still. I love it because I love books and when I work there I get the feeling that I can contribute some small thing to the customers at the store; I can share ideas, and books, with them. In some small way I'm sharing a small part of myself with them and them with me. This is a magical thing most of the time; other times, not so much.

I haven't worked with the public in years and this part time job of mine put me back in the midst of the people out there on a much closer scale than I have experienced in the recent past. I was struck by one big thought...people really do seem stranger than I remember. There are some things that people do that leave me baffled, unnerved and sometimes just a little afraid. For instance we have a duo that comes in ever so often and can spend anywhere from $300 to $700 on just stuff in the bookstore. They order their cheap tea specially made using 2 separate spigots so that its "hot enough to burn [their] tongues". Their make-up is plentiful and garish. They speak with a faux British accent that is clearly an affectation. They wear fur coats, even on temperate days and they leave piles and piles and piles of books on the table for us to clean up. I am greatly amused by them and I love making up stories about their lives in my head. I could probably spend a whole afternoon discovering what goes on in their minds.

Then there is a male customer that comes in every month or so and purchases books on BDSM, porn and strangely, to me at least, gardening. He always buys these books together, all the time, everytime. If you read my blog, you know I'm not afraid of sexuality and I dont automatically consider a person a weirdo just because they engage in behavior that I may not exactly be in to. But there is something sinister about this customer; his energy is jumpy, dense, heavy, gray. He is clearly not ashamed of his proclivities and to me its neither here nor there what his ass likes. I just can't get past his aura.

There are many many more stories like this that I could share with you and many more that are downright disgusting (what some people do in the bathrooms would make you gag) but suffice it to say that working with the public gives you a glimpse into the mind of the macrocosm. The world is as dysfunctional as I've ever seen it and believe me I have been paying attention for a long while.

I wonder why this is. I wonder what is happening to the universe on a macro level that affects us here on the micro level so profoundly. As above, so below. What the hell is going on out there that we down here are becoming so extra- crazy or stupid or mean or [supply your own adjective here]?

Earth, Air Fire and Water: The four classical elements. In our own way we require some form of each of these elements to survive this human life. As a Scorpio I am primarily water but what would I do without my Fire, my Air, and my Earth? And also what would I do without my Ether, that mystical fifth element that contains all things and the space necessary to contain it? The Ether is carrying around all this massive swirl of stuff, this experience of all Experiences and its power is causing you and me and them and us and the whole world to be real, Really Real, really us. You feel me? So I think that all this strangeness is just the ether serving its purpose which is to reduce everything down to its essence. Most of the time we don't notice so the ether gives us more pronounced forms of dysfunction to jar us into paying attention. Thousands of birds falling dead from the sky, check! Deadly floods roaring to life, check! Schizophrenic shooters killing kids, check! All this is meant to grab us and make us pay attention. Yes atrocities have always happened but now, in this day and age, there seems to be a purpose to the madness. At least it seems that way to me.

Having said all that I still ain't that nervous about it. What will be, will be and as long as we go with the flow all will be easier, I think. But who really knows?

If you want to read a really good post by a fellow blogger of mine about her love of books go here.

It's a less rambling, more cohesive version of what this post was originally supposed to be about. I love how she featured the one place that I love unconditionally; the library!

I'm still in the process of figuring out what I want this blog to be but instead of waiting on the inspiration to hit me I will just post what I feel, when I feel it.

As always please post comments, if you have something you want to say. I love reading what you guys have to say.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Observer Effect

I'm, uh, I'm, ahh, wondering about something. I'm curious about how the observer effect really works. I don't have alot of experience with exactly what the observer effect is. It's been defined this way:

The difference that is made to an activity or a person by it being observed

In physics, it has been proven that just the simple act of observing an organism changes the way it behaves. Since we humans are, on the material level, complicated biological organisms does that mean that we change when we are being watched? The obvious answer to that is yes, right? I mean, if you watch reality tv you know that organisms certainly act different when they are knowingly being observed. But does the same thing apply when you don't know you are being watched?

Here is a picture:

If you look at it long enough will I be changed because of it? I mean, you're observing me. Or does it have to be a live organism to be changed?

And another final, but perhaps much more important question is does the observing change the observer?

I ask the strangest questions sometimes, lol.


Happy New Year. I hope that all of what you need and more of what you want is yours this year and ever after. Always look up.