Monday, June 29, 2015

Nostradamus - A Review & Discussion - Guantanamo Bay

I was sent the book Nostradamus - The Complete Prophecies for the Future by Mario Reading to review. I thought why not make a project out of it. So what I plan to do is take a quatrain from the book hopefully in order (be patient with me, I have a lot going on) and share them here. We can talk about them, discuss them or you can just give me your opinion of the prediction.


 You can find out more about the author here and pick up the book on Amazon here.

Subject - Guantanamo Bay

Quatrain 1/59
The exiles are deported to the islands
When the new leader proves even crueller
These are murders; two at a time they will be questioned
until they cannot stop speaking


The author here tells us that the exiles are deported is a direct description of a transfer of prisoners to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.  He alludes that "to some" Bush was crueler than Saddam resulting in countless murders.  Though not specifically stated as torture, it would seem that the final line is taken to mean that.

Simple, straightforward and no pomp or circumstance.  Now, did Nostradamus predict this?  I think that looking at this quatrain it could really be applied to any warring times.  I don't see how this is directly connected to Guantanamo Bay.  What do you think?


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Nostradamus - A Review & Discussion - 9/11

I was sent the book Nostradamus - The Complete Prophecies for the Future by Mario Reading to review. I thought why not make a project out of it. So what I plan to do is take a quatrain from the book hopefully in order (be patient with me, I have a lot going on) and share them here. We can talk about them, discuss them or you can just give me your opinion of the prediction.



First let me say the book is printed really well. The cover is like a soft suede and the pages thick. Just the way I like a good book. The introduction and and preamble give a nice background on the the author, which was nice because I was not familiar with his works. You can find out more about the author here and pick up the book on Amazon here.


The book is divided by subjects, so we'll try to follow along the same path.  This first is the Twin Towers Disaster of 9/11

Translation from Quatrain 1/87

Earthshaking, a fire from the center of the earth
Will shake the towers of the New City.
As a result, two great rocks will fight a long war,
Until Arethusa springs bloody the river afresh.


Translation from Quatrain 10/49

The worlds garden near the New City,
In the roadway, hollow mountains,
They will be seized and plunged into the sewers,
People will be forced to drink the sulpher-poisoned waters.


As many other theorists suggest, Mr. Reading points this to be the prediction of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York.    The author goes on to tell us that the reference to the "fire from the center of the earth" is related to the jet fuel with was the primary accelerant and the "New City" is "New York City".  He also sees a connection with the myth of Arethusa and the springs of Ellis, which equate to Ellis Island in NY.  The last reference in the book is that "Two great rocks will war for a long time" and this the author says is related to Christianity and Islam.

In the second quatrain 10/49, the author states that the hollow mountains in the roadway are the Twin Towers, and the reference to them being plunged into the sewers equates with the leveling of them after the planes struck the building.  The poisoned waters both literal and figurative for life in NY and in the US as a whole after the attack.

First, I don't recall a time when Christianity and Islam were not at odds. So I really don't think the 9/11 attack changed that. I've only just started the book so I've not decided on how I really feel about the authors translations and applications to modern day.  I'll save that for the final review of the book


  So what do you think, did Nostradamus predict 9/11?


Monday, June 22, 2015

Etsy Shop Reopens!

I've decided to re-open my Etsy shop.  Be sure to head over and check it out.  Add me to your favorites.  With the charges associated with eBay and PayPal, Etsy is the lesser of two evils.



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

GoFundMe-WTF

This morning I woke to the images of my friend Julie Baker who posted a note posted on her door about her yard decorations. A neighbor said she was relentlessly gay triggering the viral twitter hashtag #relentlesslygay.

First let me say that, I totally support Julie.  I think that the note was posted is complete bullshit and shouldn't be allowed. That being said, I want to address the GoFundMe Culture.  Tonight as I post this.

Julie stands at over 9k in her efforts to raise money to color her house in rainbows.

Screenshot - gofundme.com

Just after I saw Julie's gofundme, I saw this one.  Ironically enough shared by another Julie on my friends list.




Looking at the two campaigns I can totally see that both are very worthy.  I would like to say however that a funeral vs a rainbow painted roof might be a bit more pertinent.  But who am I to say. Everyone is entitled to donate at they see fit. As a lesbian, people may think that I would be more in the camp of painting a roof.

Faith's Gofundme stands here:



55.00 after 3 days.

While I agree with confronting bigotry and weeding out hatred.  I don't think that a rainbow roof is the way to do it.  I really hope that at some point the 9K at this point will go for a few pieces of lawn decore and then a serious donation to the LGBT Youth group or maybe even something to benefit LGBT marriage groups.

I get being out loud.  I get telling bigots to F off.  But please...  please use this as a catalyst to real change.

*Note:  I am not saying that a hetro funeral equates to gay yards.  I'm just saying, let's make sure we're doing things that make a real difference.











Monday, June 15, 2015

Re-Post - Mulengro - Envy

I've been participating in a book club reading the book Witchcraft Theory and Practice by Ly de Angeles.  Thus far there has been a great deal of introspection.  Understanding my own motives and my own responsibility for what I bring into the world.

I thought it might be interesting to do a few blog posts around the seven faces of mulengro and see how they play out not only in the magical world but also the mundane.    I'm starting in no particular order.


Mulengro is the name of an entity that is like an alien barb; one that has become an out-of-control arrow that pierces generation upon generation with its poison. It feeds on its own likeness and people are its hosts.  - Ly de Angeles - Witchcraft Theory and Practice pg 29






Envy
synonyms: jealousy, covetousness; resentment, bitterness, discontent; the green-eyed monster


So what does it really mean?  Envy can be a motivator.  You can use this power to have something that someone else has (Keeping up with the Jones') as a way to get yourself out of bed everyday and work to obtain that goal.  It can also be a monster, being so caught up in the moment that you purposefully seek out to destroy someone is just that monster.

We are each responsible for our own actions.  It is upon us to act responsibly.  People will see your intentions or motives from the actions that you present.  The only one who will actually know however, is you.  You are the owner of those actions.  


When I get up in the morning, I do my morning ritual.  I make coffee, I feed the cat and I light my candle.  I burn the sage to cleanse my space and then go out and feed my colony outside.  I feel the air on my skin and sometimes am able to snap a picture of the perfect sunrise.  I create my ads for the day on my business account and then start work at the mundane job.  Sometimes I have meetings, sometimes I test.  I do this job to keep my hobbies up and pay the bills.  I throw clay and make jewelry.  I spend my weekends trapping cats.  I have a fantastic hubby and wonderful family.  I appreciate each and every one of them.  I can honestly say that the only thing I am envious of, I think is a whirlpool bathtub.  I'd really like one of those.  Other than that, my life is complete.  I have everything I need.  

Being able to be happy where you are, in my opinion is the key to keeping envy at bay.  I am content that I am not participating in mulengro with respect to envy.   Now I just need to learn how to address the actions of others, when they are perpetuating it on me.

Original Post - http://confessionsofamodernwitch.blogspot.com/2014/10/mulengro-envy.html