On Allen Ginsberg’s 90th birthday (by Gwyllm Llwydd)

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(Allen Ginsberg – Gwyllm 2004)
Today would of been Allen Ginsberg’s 90th Birthday. I was blessed with meeting him (and Tim Leary) on a hot summer’s afternoon and having a long conversation when I was a young lad turning 16 in 1967. Their kindness and patience with me has stuck forever.
I am grateful for all of his works, and deeds, this poem, written short weeks before I ever met him ever stays with me.
Happy Birthday Allen!
–Gwyllm Llwydd
Wales Visitation – Allen Ginsberg
White fog lifting & falling on mountain-brow
Trees moving in rivers of wind
The clouds arise
as on a wave, gigantic eddy lifting mist
above teeming ferns exquisitely swayed
along a green crag
glimpsed thru mullioned glass in valley raine—
Bardic, O Self, Visitacione, tell naught
but what seen by one man in a vale in Albion,
of the folk, whose physical sciences end in Ecology,
the wisdom of earthly relations,
of mouths & eyes interknit ten centuries visible
orchards of mind language manifest human,
of the satanic thistle that raises its horned symmetry
flowering above sister grass-daisies’ pink tiny
bloomlets angelic as lightbulbs—
Remember 160 miles from London’s symmetrical thorned tower
& network of TV pictures flashing bearded your Self
the lambs on the tree-nooked hillside this day bleating
heard in Blake’s old ear, & the silent thought of Wordsworth in eld Stillness
clouds passing through skeleton arches of Tintern Abbey—
Bard Nameless as the Vast, babble to Vastness!
All the Valley quivered, one extended motion, wind
undulating on mossy hills
a giant wash that sank white fog delicately down red runnels
on the mountainside
whose leaf-branch tendrils moved asway
in granitic undertow down—
and lifted the floating Nebulous upward, and lifted the arms of the trees
and lifted the grasses an instant in balance
and lifted the lambs to hold still
and lifted the green of the hill, in one solemn wave
A solid mass of Heaven, mist-infused, ebbs thru the vale,
a wavelet of Immensity, lapping gigantic through Llanthony Valley,
the length of all England, valley upon valley under Heaven’s ocean
tonned with cloud-hang,
—Heaven balanced on a grassblade.
Roar of the mountain wind slow, sigh of the body,
One Being on the mountainside stirring gently
Exquisite scales trembling everywhere in balance,
one motion thru the cloudy sky-floor shifting on the million feet of daisies,
one Majesty the motion that stirred wet grass quivering
to the farthest tendril of white fog poured down
through shivering flowers on the mountain’s head—
No imperfection in the budded mountain,
Valleys breathe, heaven and earth move together,
daisies push inches of yellow air, vegetables tremble,
grass shimmers green
sheep speckle the mountainside, revolving their jaws with empty eyes,
horses dance in the warm rain,
tree-lined canals network live farmland,
blueberries fringe stone walls on hawthorn’d hills,
pheasants croak on meadows haired with fern—
Out, out on the hillside, into the ocean sound, into delicate gusts of wet air,
Fall on the ground, O great Wetness, O Mother, No harm on your body!
Stare close, no imperfection in the grass,
each flower Buddha-eye, repeating the story,
myriad-formed—
Kneel before the foxglove raising green buds, mauve bells dropped
doubled down the stem trembling antennae,
& look in the eyes of the branded lambs that stare
breathing stockstill under dripping hawthorn—
I lay down mixing my beard with the wet hair of the mountainside,
smelling the brown vagina-moist ground, harmless,
tasting the violet thistle-hair, sweetness—
One being so balanced, so vast, that its softest breath
moves every floweret in the stillness on the valley floor,
trembles lamb-hair hung gossamer rain-beaded in the grass,
lifts trees on their roots, birds in the great draught
hiding their strength in the rain, bearing same weight,
Groan thru breast and neck, a great Oh! to earth heart
Calling our Presence together
The great secret is no secret
Senses fit the winds,
Visible is visible,
rain-mist curtains wave through the bearded vale,
gray atoms wet the wind’s kabbala
Crosslegged on a rock in dusk rain,
rubber booted in soft grass, mind moveless,
breath trembles in white daisies by the roadside,
Heaven breath and my own symmetric
Airs wavering thru antlered green fern
drawn in my navel, same breath as breathes thru Capel-Y-Ffn,
Sounds of Aleph and Aum
through forests of gristle,
my skull and Lord Hereford’s Knob equal,
All Albion one.
What did I notice? Particulars! The
vision of the great One is myriad—
smoke curls upward from ashtray,
house fire burned low,
The night, still wet & moody black heaven
starless
upward in motion with wet wind.
~~~~~
Bless you Allen for all the beauty.
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Two quotes on money

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“Money is like fertilizer.  It helps things grow.  When hoarded, it stinks.”
–John Densmore, drummer for the Doors

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“Never use the word ‘spend’ when it comes to money.  Spending doesn’t come back. ‘Circulating’ does. So let’s go circulate!”
–Reverend Ike (June 1, 1935 – July 28, 2009)

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Terminology: Moral Injury

Moral injury refers to an injury to an individual’s moral conscience resulting from an act of perceived moral transgression which produces profound emotional shame. The concept of moral injury emphasizes the psychological, cultural, and spiritual aspects of trauma. Distinct from pathology, moral injury is a normal human response to an abnormal event. The concept is currently used in literature on the mental health of military veterans who have witnessed or perpetrated an act in combat that transgressed their deeply held moral beliefs.  (Wikipedia.org)

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Pluto in Capricorn: Expect YUGE Changes (compiled by Gregg Prescott, M.S. Editor, In5D.com)

A rare astrological alignment that hasn’t been seen since America’s Revolutionary War will be influencing many upcoming events on this planet.

The following two articles and addendum clearly spell out how the cycles of time repeat themselves, not only in what happened the last time Pluto was in Capricorn, but what is happening right now and what we can expect in the very near future.

Fasten your seat belts, folks, you’re in for the ride of your life!

THE HIGHER THEY CLIMB, THE HARDER THEY FALL

Pluto has been lurking quietly in the background in Capricorn since 2008 and has, in this sign of worldly power, been the silent pot simmering on the back burner, ready to destroy the established world orders.  It represents changes that take time, but leaves nothing standing after it passes.

There are a few more aspects, but no point in getting overly scientific, let’s just skip to the meat and potatoes.

Below, Astrologer Jim Dellicolli talks about Pluto in Capricorn:


The journalists, investigative reporters, and television hosts, are not what they appear to be, behind the scenes.   Those who report things to humanity are burning to tell the truth, truths which they are well aware of.  These are individuals who are told on an hourly basis what to say, and what not to say, and lately, they’ve been told to not say a great many things.  Can you imagine life in their position?  If it is not able to do so, it becomes part of the problem, which must then face the same type of re-structuring so that it can be made right, like everything else, so that it may become functional, and honest.

Before a planet goes retrograde, it becomes stationary, meaning it slows down, or stands still.  Pluto moves slowly anyway, so when it stands still, it really stands still.  This is the time, in ancient Astrology, when it is said that a planet resembles a person filled with fear.  Paralysis may occur, as one is hesitant to continue, just as the planet is stopping in its motion. In the psyche of those affected, this can manifest as running away from situations in the person’s immediate reality. This is reflected in the standstill.

It is at this point in time that the division between men occurs; those who possess some inherent wisdom and foresight will stop trying to paddle up the raging river, while those who lack insight, and refuse to give up control, continue walking down the path of destruction.  We’re talking about Pluto here:  Pluto gives no quarter and takes no prisoners, instead merrily destroys everything false in its path.   Pluto doesn’t care about how you feel and will ruthlessly perform its service and not look back.  You just can’t mess with Pluto.

Pluto is in fact in the sign of Capricorn, which governs worldly power, and Pluto is the great bringer of change.  There is no democracy here for those who participate in current high ranking worldly affairs, and they don’t get to vote.  They were never going to survive this plutonian transit, and it will soon become impossible, once Pluto becomes stationary and goes retrograde.  The big cookie must crumble.  But we may expect some mischief mid to late March, as mentioned, as they scramble for a way out, or attempt to lash out at humanity, just because they still can, and because they will be in their final days and hours.

If anyone wishes to examine the governmental changes of the last Pluto in Capricorn cycle, they may examine historical events from 1762 to 1778.  But this time around, it must be understood, that the power structures are far more globalized, centralized, organized, unified, and corrupt. The higher they climb, the harder they fall, and this retrograde Pluto, in the sign of Capricorn, will herald the inevitable:  the total destruction of government as we know it.  To imagine it could be any other way is a fairy tale.

This is good enough for now.  But remember, when the media is freed, many things are going to come down the pipe.  And that includes disclosure.  I hear there are some people from very far away who are just dying to say hello.

Continue reading Pluto in Capricorn: Expect YUGE Changes (compiled by Gregg Prescott, M.S. Editor, In5D.com)

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Masaru Emoto on the effect of consciousness (wikipedia.org)

Masaru Emoto (江本 勝 Emoto Masaru?, July 22, 1943 – October 17, 2014) was a Japanese author, researcher and entrepreneur, who claimed that human consciousness has an effect on the molecular structure of water. Emoto’s conjecture evolved over the years, and his early work explored his belief that water could react to positive thoughts and words, and that polluted water could be cleaned through prayer and positive visualization.

Since 1999, Emoto published several volumes of a work entitled Messages from Water, which contain photographs of ice crystals and their accompanying experiments. Emoto’s ideas appeared in the movie What the Bleep Do We Know!?.

Biography

Emoto was born in YokohamaJapan, and graduated from Yokohama Municipal University after taking courses in International Relations. In the mid-1990s, he began studying water in more detail.

Emoto was President Emeritus of the International Water For Life Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Oklahoma City in the United States. In 1992, Emoto became a Doctor of Alternative Medicine at the Open International University for Alternative Medicine in India, a correspondence school regarded as a degree mill.

Ideas

Emoto believed that water was a “blueprint for our reality” and that emotional “energies” and “vibrations” could change the physical structure of water. Emoto’s water crystal experiments consisted of exposing water in glasses to different words, pictures or music, and then freezing and examining the aesthetic properties of the resulting crystals with microscopic photography. Emoto made the claim that water exposed to positive speech and thoughts would result in visually pleasing crystals being formed when that water was frozen, and that negative intention would yield “ugly” frozen crystal formations.

Emoto claimed that different water sources would produce different crystalline structures when frozen. For example, he claimed that a water sample from a mountain stream when frozen would show structures of beautifully-shaped geometric design, but those structures would be distorted and randomly formed if the sample were taken from a polluted water source. Emoto believed that these changes could be eliminated by exposing water to ultraviolet light or certain electromagnetic waves.

In 2008, Emoto published his findings in the Journal of Scientific Exploration, a peer reviewed scientific journal of the Society for Scientific Exploration. The work was conducted and authored by Masaru Emoto and Takashige Kizu of Emoto’s own IHM General Institute, along with Dean Radin and Nancy Lund of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, which is on Stephen Barrett’s Quackwatch list of questionable organizations. In the experiment, more than 1,900 of Emoto’s followers focused feelings of gratitude towards water stored in bottles, which was then frozen and its crystalline formations inspected. The gratitude-focused crystals were rated slightly more “beautiful” than one set of control crystals, and slightly less “beautiful” than the other controls. An objective comparison of the samples did not reveal any significant differences.

Scientific criticism

Commentators have criticized Emoto for insufficient experimental controls and for not sharing enough details of his approach with the scientific community. William A. Tiller, another researcher featured in the documentary What The Bleep Do We Know?, states that Emoto’s experiments fall short of proof, since they do not control for other factors in the supercooling of water. In addition, Emoto has been criticized for designing his experiments in ways that leave them prone to manipulation or human error influencing the findings. Biochemist and Director of Microscopy at University College Cork William Reville wrote, “It is very unlikely that there is any reality behind Emoto’s claims.” Reville noted the lack of scientific publication and pointed out that anyone who could demonstrate such a phenomenon would become immediately famous and probably wealthy.

Writing about Emoto’s ideas in the Skeptical Inquirer, physician Harriet A. Hall concluded that it was “hard to see how anyone could mistake it for science”. Commenting on Emoto’s ideas about clearing water polluted by algae, biologist Tyler Volk stated, “What he is saying has nothing to do with science as I know it.” Stephen Kiesling wrote in Spirituality & Health Magazine, “Perhaps Emoto is an evangelist who values the message of his images more than the particulars of science; nevertheless, this spiritual teacher might focus his future practice less on gratitude and more on honesty.”

Emoto was personally invited to take the One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge by James Randi in 2003, and would have received US$1,000,000 if he had been able to reproduce the experiment under test conditions agreed to by both parties. He did not participate.

Literary reception

Emoto’s book The Hidden Messages of Water was a New York Times best seller. Commenting on the book making the list, literary criticDwight Garner wrote in The New York Times Book Review that it was one of those “head-scratchers” that made him question the sanity of the reading public, describing the book as “spectacularly eccentric.” Publishers Weekly described Emoto’s later work The Shape of Love as “mostly incoherent and unsatisfying”.

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God Admits Stealing Idea For Messiah From Zoroastrianism (theonion.com)

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THE HEAVENS—Under pressure from scholars, who for centuries have pointed out strong similarities between certain aspects of the two religions, God finally admitted Tuesday that He had stolen the idea for the Messiah from Zoroastrianism and used it as a major feature of the Judeo-Christian tradition. “Look, maybe they came up with the thing about the Messiah being conceived by virgin birth, but c’mon—that’s just one minor detail. I added plenty of new stuff in there,” said God Almighty, Our Lord and Heavenly Father, adding that the concept of Saoshyant, the savior of Zoroastrianism, was “barely fleshed out” and that He had “really put [His] own spin on it and humanized [His] Messiah” by having Jesus Christ physically walk the earth and interact with other people. “I mean, how many ideas are truly original when you think about it? And anyway, I made my guy a carpenter—gave him a nice real-world job. That’s so much more relatable than their mysterious, magical man who lives for decades without eating anything. Okay, okay, I may have also taken the part about him raising the dead and being the judge of all humankind, too, but that’s it. The rest is all me.” God attempted to silence further criticism by announcing that there were some “big surprises” in store for the upcoming Apocalypse, assuring reporters it would be “totally different” than Frashokereti, the Zoroastrian description of the final battle between good and evil.

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Eugene V. Debs on the lower class, the criminal element and the imprisoned

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“While there is a lower class, I am in it; and while there is a criminal element, I am of it; and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.”

–Eugene Victor “Gene” Debs (November 5, 1855 – October 20, 1926) was an American union leader, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World, and five times the candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States. Wikipedia

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