Monday, April 10, 2017

Full Pink Moon 2017

'Full Moon for April 2017' (The Old Farmer's Almanac)

I had wanted to write something about the last two full moons, as we were blessed with beautiful clear evenings for them here on the central California coast... as well as an amazingly bright and large Venus.

On the back trails on those evenings, one can discover a perfect lunar moment. For me it was a trail sandwiched between an industrial area and a hillside. On the industrial side there is a building with a large open field... with large trees covering the parallel street. There was a place to sit and just look at the bright moon right above the trail, illuminating it in a special way.

The moon rays also illuminated everything; the grassy hills, the trees, the concrete, the field. There's something magick-like about moonlight. It was such a perfect time and place, I didn't want to leave. In the same manner that we need the sun's rays for our physical health (vitamin D), I think we also need the moon's rays for our spiritual health. Of course, the source is the sun... but filtered by the moon... sort've like a father and mother.

This full pink moon will occur this Tuesday, April 11 at 2:08 AM est. In other words, "Monday evening"... tonight.

A mini-tribute to true crime "reenactment" actresses and actors (i.e. Investigation Discovery)

These people are great! Some portray absolute scoundrels, and we look at them with anger and scorn... as if it's really "them"... but it's not. They're just actors doing a great job. Thank you!!

Ancient Egyptian Lost City & Buddha Statue Discovered in The GRAND CANYON?!

Beyond Science

'Is Our Entire Universe An Atom In A Different Dimension?'

Nuretic - - February 9, 2013

Is it possible that our entire universe is just one of trillions and trillions of other atoms that make up a whole new dimension?

If size (like time and space) is relative, then if we are able to go well beyond our universe, would we be able to view it in a way that's similar to looking at the Earth from the moon? Just because the universe may seem unbelievably big to us, doesn't mean it's big to beings from another dimension. Perhaps to them, it is actually the size of an atom. For all we know, our universe could be an actual atom that is part of a blade of grass on a planet of another realm entirely...

The same thing can be said about things that are incredibly small. Take a nucleus of an atom for example. That nucleus can be cut into halves, then quarters, and eventually you can wind up with one millionth of a nucleus... yet that one millionth part of a nucleus itself can then be cut into halves, then quarters and so and so on... It never reaches a point of absolute nothingness.

Since size is relative, even the most gigantic stars in our universe are just tiny specs of light when you go out far enough.


Flying humanoids

I don't really cover mysteries here unless it has another tie-in to something else more on-topic, or if it's something very consequential and under reported. However, individually, I think we should look into everything. The "flying humanoids" phenomenon could be explained as people using "power packs" which have been around for decades, and are probably all the more advanced now. These flying humanoids could merely be rich adrenaline junkies who are playing with their toys. It's not all that much different than bungie jumping or parachuting out've an airplane. This one photograph from Mexico City some years ago is very odd looking, and in full color, but could fall under the same explanation. This person appears to be wearing a heavy suit and riding some sort've small vehicle/device. Anti-gravity and magnetics are among new technologies being developed by the military industrial complex, and are always a good twenty years ahead of the mainstream.

Fleetwood Mac - Over My Head (Lyrics)

Daniel Mitchell

"Over My Head" by Fleetwood Mac was released as the second single from their 1975 eponymous album and was a #9 hit in Canada. It was also their first Top 40 success in The US, reaching #20 on Billboard. 

I couldn't resist another mystery....

....especially since it was such a clear photograph. Loch Ness is in Scotland, the same degree north as southern Alaska, which would seem to be far too cold for this to be a large water reptile. Also, unlike the alleged bigfoot, it's brain would be too small and not intelligent enough to "hide."

'Most Convincing Photo of the Loch Ness Monster Yet?' (Jason Storming - - 9/16/16)

Where does Conan the Barbarian fit in?

On a couple of occasions, Stephen McNallen has said that Conan was one of his early inspirations. Conan the Barbarian was a great comic book which I remember very well from when I was a child in the form of Marvel Comics. Part of it was the concept of travel and adventure from our ancestral memory, which is largely missing from our lives today. Something like a heroic soldier of fortune; a free agent type of warrior. The character was also known as Conan the Cimmerian and other names, and lived in the Hyborean Age after the destruction of Atlantis. Conan is a Cimmerian. From Robert E. Howard's writings (The Hyborian Age among others) it is known that the Cimmerians were based on the Celts or Gaels. This fictional Cimmerian origin is left sort've of open-ended, as it loosely points of different corners of ancient Europe or to Indo-Europeans. The intensity of the character just leaped from the pages. You always knew that he was ready to meet the next challenge.

Conan the Barbarian
Conan (comics)
Conan (Marvel Comics)
Hyborean Age
The Hyborean Age
Cimmeria (Conan)
Sword and sorcery
Thurian Age

Cimmeria is described as a "land of Darkness and deep Night", a gloomy place with dark woods, dusky silent streams and a leaden cloudy sky.

'Cimmeria' (poem by Robert E. Howard 1932)

I remember
The dark woods, masking slopes of sombre hills;
The grey clouds' leaden everlasting arch;
The dusky streams that flowed without a sound,
And the lone winds that whispered down the passes.

Vista upon vista marching, hills on hills,
Slope beyond slope, each dark with sullen trees,
Our gaunt land lay. So when a man climbed up
A rugged peak and gazed, his shaded eye
Saw but the endless vista--hill on hill,
Slope beyond slope, each hooded like its brothers.

It was a gloomy land that seemed to hold
All winds and clouds and dreams that shun the sun,
With bare boughs rattling in the lonesome winds,
And the dark woodlands brooding over all,
Not even lightened by the rare dim sun
Which made squat shadows out of men; they called it
Cimmeria, land of Darkness and deep Night.

It was so long ago and far away
I have forgotten the very name men called me.
The axe and flint-tipped spear are like a dream,
And hunts and wars are like shadows. I recall
Only the stillness of that sombre land;
The clouds that piled forever on the hills,
The dimness of the everlasting woods.
Cimmeria, land of Darkness and the Night.

Oh, soul of mine, born out of shadowed hills,
To clouds and winds and ghosts that shun the sun,
How many deaths shall serve to break at last
This heritage which wraps me in the grey
Apparel of ghosts?  I search my heart and find
Cimmeria, land of Darkness and the Night.

A Gold Cauldron's Sinister Secrets

Smithsonian Channel

The discovery of a golden cauldron in a Bavarian lake may be evidence of a secret Nazi cult formed by Heinrich Himmler.


Chiemsee Cauldron

The Chiemsee Cauldron is a gold cauldron found at the bottom of Lake Chiemsee in Bavaria in 2001. The cauldron is decorated with figures reminiscent of the style of the Gundestrup cauldron. It has a diameter of 50 cm and a height of 30 cm, and is made from 10.5 kg (23.15 pounds) of 18 carat gold.


The Gundestrup caldron--with its clear depiction of Cernunnos--was of Gaulish cultural origin, although discovered in northern Denmark. It may have been brought there at another time, or it may have been a gift from a Gaulish chieftain to a Teutonic chieftain. I don't think there was any absolute historical border that separated the Gauls from the Teutons in northern Europe. That particular interaction is a curious one to me.

'Nazi Temple of Doom: The Chiemsee Cauldron' (Travis Simpkins - - 10/8/15)

Cernunnos: The Gundestrup cauldron and the Pillar of the Boatmen

'Rare black bobcat confirmed in Canada' (idoubtit - - 12/28/16)

There has never been a confirmed case of a black mountain lion, although photographic evidence comes along from time to time.

Julie Zauzmer - - 3/15/17

On Monday, Aug. 21, in the middle of the day, the sky will go dark. The temperature will suddenly get several degrees colder. Birds will stop chirping and retreat to their nests. And tens of millions of people, crammed into a 60-mile-wide path that crosses from Oregon to the Carolinas, will stand in America looking up at the sky.

It’s easy to understand why many people will view this as an act of God.

The total solar eclipse that will cross America this summer — an event that last happened 99 years ago — will be an important moment for scientific observers and a massive nationwide spectator event. It will also, for many people of faith, be evidence of God’s majesty — and even, to a few, a harbinger of the coming end of the world.


Joan Jett - I Love Rock And Roll

Canal de Josegeraldofonseca

Vintage Maureen O'Hara

Bloodsport - "American Football BC"

The "Barbarian Horde" scene from the film 'Gladiator' is like a football game. Monday Night Football: Rome Legionnaires vs. Carthage Barbarians. They wore helmets, different colored uniforms... the gold/red team vs. the blue/silver team. The Roman Colosseum could have been the Los Angeles Colosseum... maybe this was USC vs. UCLA? In particular, the part where one guy pitches Maximus the sword; it was like the quarterback pitching the football to the halfback! When he then barks out commands, this was like a quarterback (the "field general") calling an audible or a defensive captain calling out a coverage. Then when he takes off on horseback and slashes through the opposing side.. it was like a ball carrier "slashing" through the defense. When "Carthage" finally won, the fans, coaches, and winning teams celebrated just like an American football team would.

Gadiator Barbarian Horde Battle Scene (HD)


Then there's the opening battle scene, which is much like a modern battle with air strikes, howitzer blasts....

Nebra, Nebraska

The word "Nebraska" is of Amerindian origin.

Nebraska's name is derived from transliteration of the archaic Otoe words Ñí Brásge, pronounced [ɲĩbɾasꜜkɛ] (contemporary Otoe Ñí Bráhge), or the Omaha Ní Btháska, pronounced [nĩbɫᶞasꜜka], meaning "flat water", after the Platte River that flows through the state.

Still, the "Nebra" sounds like Nebra, Germany; this is were the Nebra sky disk was discovered. Naturally this astronomically-based artifact is based on "the sky"... and probably the early Germanic sky gods. Also, the suffix "ska" sort've sounds like "sky." Some Russian and Polish surnames end with "ska"... and there were clear representations of "sky gods" in the very ancient city of Arkaim, and within the Sintashta culture in what is now Russia.

"Nebra-ska"... just a coincidence, but an interesting compound word in both instances. The state flag and seal portray "flat water" along with "the sky."

What god was Clavius giving an offering to in the movie 'Risen'?                                                    Mars - The Roman god of war

"Shadowhunters" rune                                    The runes from the book and television series 'Shadowhunters' are fictional. The main rune is to represent "Angelic Power."

Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning



I remember walking with a couple of friends one evening, probably about midnight, near Columbus and Bay in San Francisco quite a few years ago. Who comes walking down the street but an intoxicated Peter Garrett. They were in town that weekend. He was throwing and kicking every trash can and newspaper vending machine around him as he made his way down the street. As we came upon him, he stopped momentarily and looked at me... sort've like he wanted to fight, but continued on his merry path instead.

Page stated that he designed his own symbol and has never publicly disclosed any reasoning behind it. It has been argued that his symbol appeared as early as 1557 to represent Saturn. The symbol is sometimes referred to as "ZoSo", though Page has explained that it was not in fact intended to be a word at all. Page was known to be a devotee of Aleister Crowley and his sign resembles a magical sigil. The first three parts of the sigil or symbol also resemble the word "Zos" as found in the magical philosophy of Crowley's associate Austin Osman Spare known as 'Zos vel Thanatos'.

Bassist John Paul Jones' symbol, which he chose from Rudolf Koch's Book of Signs, is a single circle intersecting three vesica pisces (a triquetra). It is intended to symbolise a person who possesses both confidence and competence.

Drummer John Bonham's symbol, the three interlocking (Borromean) rings, was picked by the drummer from the same book. It represents the triad of mother, father and child, but, inverted, it also happens to be the logo for Ballantine beer.

Singer Robert Plant's symbol of a feather within a circle was his own design, being based on the sign of the supposed Mu civilization.

A fifth, smaller symbol chosen by guest vocalist Sandy Denny represents her contribution to "The Battle of Evermore"; the figure, composed of three equilateral triangles, appears on the inner sleeve of the LP, serving as an asterisk.

From Page 14 of 'The Old Farmer’s Almanac' 2017

By the Numbers

3.2 Million: total U.S. farmers
58: average age of U.S. farmers
110,000: number of farmers and ranchers under 35
28% of young farmers say that student loans impede their ability to grow their business
70% of young farmers rend land
78% of young farmers did not grow up on a farm

Little Girl Faces Lion at Zoo

ABC News

Three-year-old faces off with a fierce lion at a New Zealand Zoo.

From Page 11 of 'The Old Farmer’s Almanac' 2017
From Lab to Landscape

Bioengineering buffs are designing new plants by changing their genetics. In development: blue roses; plants that glow with DNA from jellyfish or fireflies; fragrant mosses to use as air fresheners.

Why bother with elections?

Maybe we should just appoint Lady Barbara Judge as Queen?

A new Crowley?

I don't know if it's true, but some who follow such circles closely believe that Alan Moore is the new Aleister Crowley.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - American Girl



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