Powers and Principalities (banging gongs and clashing symbols)

head-all-principalityFor we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
— Ephesians 6:12

Powers and Principalities, representing two levels of the hierarchy of angelic beings which drive and sustain the created world, the ebb and flow of reason, ideal truths, the flow of emotion, argument and sentiment driving every age.  The basis for notions of balance, justice, truth, spiritual realities not bound by any particular shape of material nature, but having force and effect in every order of creation.

What does it mean to wrestle with such beings ?  Wrestling with angelic beings seems a mythic constant of human life.  Lacking preternatural perfection, balance and grace, we struggle against the appeal of conscience, compassion, rationality, and instead become consumed by the selfish passion, our egos and damaged instincts pulling us toward event horizons of bleak inert emptiness as we are consumed by our self-absorption.

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Solar ‘Wind’ vs Stellar Current

Artist's interpretation of Saturn's plasma sheet, based on data from Cassini's Magnetospheric Imaging Instrument.The plasma sheet, separating the upper and lower magnetosphere halves, thins gradually toward the nightside of the planet. The magnetopause indicates the flow of the deflected solar wind. Credit: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Artists Interpretation of Solar Wind

“Today, the study of comets has reached a crisis. Every key finding comes as a surprise, but no one seems to realize that the surprises are not random— they are predictable under a different perspective. The tragedy is the way inertia can leave well-intentioned scientists with their feet in the sand. The momentum of prior belief, working in concert with pressing demands of funding, creates nearly endless obstructions to open-minded exploration and discourse. Even a brief vacation from an oppressive paradigm could do wonders.”  Thunderbolts.info

There’s a lot of hot air from official scientific publications in which the phrase ‘solar wind’ appears.  The term ‘solar wind’ is often used interchangeably with ‘shockwaves’ in an effort to avoid using the term ‘current’, which would imply there is some sort of interplanetary circuit at work between stellar or galactic bodies and phenomenon.

Stephen Smith’s ‘Electromagnetic Galaxies‘ article highlights this common academic misdirection.

The fact that moving charges constitute an electric current that can generate magnetic fields has been known since the days of Michael Faraday. However, a lack of knowledge often means a lack of vision. As previously stated, moving charged particles constitute an electric current, and that current is wrapped in a magnetic field. When more charged particles accelerate in the same direction, the field gets stronger. That is a familiar idea to electrical engineers, but when astronomers find moving charges in space they are mystified and refer to them as “winds,” or “shock waves.”

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Craters and Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)

Electrical Discharge Machining Close-upThe craters in the photo above were made in a laboratory by electric discharge. This cratered surface duplicates many characteristics of planetary geology.

The craters tend to clump according to size, to fall in lines and arcs. Notice also that the ground appears burnt or discolored where the discharge was strongest and the craters the densest – not unlike the surface of Mars and other rocky bodies in the solar system.

The centers of some of the craters have bumps, as do many enigmatic craters on the Moon, Mars, and other surfaces.

This possibility was first voiced in the 1960’s. But astronomers have had little interest in such lines of investigation because they have long assumed that electric forces cannot reach across the vacuum of space. However, numerous space age findings have contradicted that belief. From the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belts in 1958 to the latest discoveries of galactic magnetic fields and x-ray galactic clusters, it has become increasingly clear that charged particles fill what once was called the “void” of space.  (“Caption and Photo excerpted from Thunderbolts.info”)

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Less like scars and more like Character

“In your hands the pain and hurthidingplace

Look less like scars and more like Character”

–Sara Groves

What if all our notions about character refer to the idea we are defined by our limits.

Where we refuse to accept them, those limits become scars.

Where we do accept them, those limits become character.

The idea in this song is that, in the hands of divine love, altruistic love, the wounds we bear, are less like scars, and more like character.

What ‘being in the hands of divine love’ means is another question, but the implication is that if we live our lives, committed to the idea and reality of altruistic love, even those hurtful ‘scarring’ experiences cease to be wounds and become character instead.


(reposted from internet sources)


Astute observers of history are aware that for every notable event there will be at least one, usually several wild conspiracy theories which spring up around it.

“Mahatma Ghandi’s ghost throttled Hendrix”

“Saddam Hussein was breeding an army of genetically modified Yeti”.

“Hitler was half Werewolf”

“Space aliens replaced Nixon with a clone” etc,etc.

The bigger the event, the more ridiculous and more numerous are the fanciful rantings which circulate in relation to it.

So it’s hardly surprising that the events of Sept 11 2001 have spawned their fair share of these ludicrous fairy tales.

And as always, there is – sadly – a small but gullible percentage of the population eager to lap up these tall tales, regardless of facts or rational analysis.

One of the wilder stories circulating about Sept 11, and one that has attracted something of a cult following amongst conspiracy buffs is that it was carried out by 19 fanatical Arab hijackers, masterminded by an evil genius named Osama bin Laden, with no apparent motivation other than that they “hate our freedoms.”

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Repression isn’t a solution, it just breeds more jerks

GoalsTo a certain extent a weak response to provocation is just the animal ethos, of the “don’t get between a jerk and their goals”, kind of expedience.

When a person walks into a room, and is physically intimidating, like a bull in a china shop, the physical threat they represent introduces fight or flight physiological reactions.

Affection, attraction and rejection have real physical effects, hormonal responses change our physiology and emotional state.

When a person has taken pains to be attractive they also cause hormonal responses that affect physiological response. It is a terrible ignorance to deny responsibility for the effect we have on others.

It is only modern ignorance that the ‘liberated’ world pretends that toying with affections and attraction is not a form of physical, mental or sexual assault.

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What is Morality ?

I love the line attached to the epilogue of ‘Song of Bernadette’.  morality2-300x241

“For those who believe, no evidence is necessary, for those who don’t believe, no evidence is sufficient.”

This goes to the heart of interpreting matters of morality, whether religious or secular (there really is no difference, secular morality is as faith based as traditional ‘religious’ morality, the only thing that differs are the articles of faith)

When you are talking about morality, people believe certain actions or lifestyles are morally acceptable or unacceptable.

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