Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Centrelink is Bugge(re)d 

It is surely going to be mammoth task to wean a country off this type of dependency the government set us all up for.  I am a pensioner myself and I know how difficult it is to manage when the cost of living is so high.
We left a rental in the last 2 years that basically precluded us from eating normally, and heating - well that was out of the question.  But I still managed to do some volunteer work that fitted with my disability.  

As a young person I never had a chance to think much about financial wealth.  It just didn't seem right for me.  There was no helping hand when I first married, no family support at the Bank to secure a loan, we just did the best we could with what we had.  This lack of a support network is the result of being a child alienated from family and connections early and having the government become my parent and caregiver.  

It was the straw that broke the camels back for me.  Never trust a government to take care of you.  I think this quote was about retirement, but as far as I can see it goes for children as well.  The government is not and hasn't ever done a great job where people are concerned and especially children. 

I wake up from a bad dream and still think I am there in those dank horrid homes today and that I am still a child.  That is how much it still effects me.  I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and it effects everything I do on the daily.  It effects my relationships with people mostly.  I become withdrawn and make very bad decisions when I feel the walls closing in.  They never cared to heal the hole they blew in my soul which has made things increasingly difficult to negotiate as the years have whipped past.  I never got compensation. I was living in the wrong state?  Go figure - its Australia for goodness sake.  Facts speak for themselves, they didn't care.

Christian Porter needs to have a few days on the welfare card himself and see how he fares in all things commercial and economical.  The card means you can't haggle with cash.  This is a dim outlook.  These punitive measures against the poorest in society is clearly pointing out the uncaring mindset once again.  Once again they create a new set of issues for themselves doing this.  More deaths, more suicides and broken family relationships.

On the subject of the availability of Cigarettes and Alcohol to those on any form of Welfare:  all goods marketed legally should be available to be purchased by all legal citizens.  If welfare spent on ciggy's as bad then ban ciggy's outright from the market.  If they see someone celebrating a birthday and having a beer who is on welfare and they consider this bad, then ban alcohol completely. I don't see the problem.  There is no respite.  There is no voucher printed for a beer on your birthday like they do with travel vouchers where a pensioner can head off somewhere twice a year on the pensioner travel scheme.

I see withholding legal goods from a particular section of the population because of welfare entitlements or non-entitlements as a farce.   I agree people should not spend their money on these things when there is food and rent to pay. However it also stops a person from doing this responsibly and that my friend is where we are well and truly tied to the Nanny State. It thinks for us and has no compassion or room for pats on the back if you get through this hell unscathed.

The system is clearly broken.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Global Opposites - Antipodes

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In geography, the antipode  of any place on Earth is the point on the Earth's surface that is diametrically opposite to it. A pair of antipodes are two points that are antipodal  to each other and are connected by a straight line running through the centre of the Earth.

The word antipodes comes from the Greek: ἀντίποδες, plural of antipous (ἀντίπους), "with feet opposite (ours)", from anti- "opposed" and pous "foot". The Greek word is attested in Plato's dialogue Timaeus, already referring to a spherical Earth, explaining the relativity of the terms "above" and "below":
For if there were any solid body in equipoise at the center of the universe, there would be nothing to draw it to this extreme rather than to that, for they are all perfectly similar; and if a person were to go round the world in a circle, he would often, when standing at the antipodes of his former position, speak of the same point as above and below; for, as I was saying just now, to speak of the whole which is in the form of a globe as having one part above and another below is not like a sensible man.
~ Plato ~
Where on the planet is antipodal to Deepwater where my feet stand.  Well you can go to this link and find out what the antipodes are.   

Where is antipodal to Deepwater NSW is off the west coast of the Western Sahara desert in the Atlantic Ocean.

What made me interested in these points on the earth was the understanding that they appear to be places of great significance from ancient times exactly on these points.

The Great Pyramid is aligned with Machupicchu, the Nazca lines and Easter Island along a straight line around the center of the Earth, within a margin of error of less than one tenth of one degree of latitude. Other sites of ancient construction that are also within one tenth of one degree of this line include:
Perseopolis, the capital city of ancient Persia; Mohenjo Daro, the ancient capital city of the Indus Valley; and the lost city of Petra. The Ancient Sumarian city of Ur and the temples at Angkor Wat are within one degree of latitude of this line.

To read more about this please go here  to Graham Hancock's

Exploring Geographic and Geometric Relationships Along a Line of Ancient Sites Around the World

Images @ Eminpee Fotography

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

But there is no Caliph ... not since 1924.


For the second time now Islam has taken a complete turn away from itself and last century it was largely without the notice of the western world who somehow think that all Muslim people are the same.  How very wrong they are.  The first time was with advent of the Prophet Mohammad at the age of 40 in 610 CE.

Muhammad is said to have received his first verbal revelation in a cave named Mount Hira, which was the beginning of the descent of the Quran that continued up to the end of his life; and Muslims hold that Muhammad was asked by God to preach the oneness of God in order to stamp out idolatry, a practice overtly present in Arab society.

Because of persecution of the newly converted Muslims, upon the invitation of a delegation from Medina (then known as Yathrib), Muhammad and his followers migrated there in 622 CE, an event known as Hijra (Hegira).

A turning point in Muhammad’s life, this Hijra also marks the beginning of Islamic calendar. In Medina Muhammad sketched out the Constitution of Medina specifying the rights of and relations among the various existing communities there, formed an independent Muslim community (Ummah), and managed to establish the first Islamic state.

Despite the ongoing hostility of the Meccans, Muhammad, along with his followers, took control of Mecca in 630 CE, treated its citizens with generosity, and ordered to destroy all the pagan idols. In later years in Medina, Muhammad unified the different Arab tribes under Islam, carried out social and religious reforms, and made administrative developments that further consolidated the Islamic community. By the time he died in 632, his teachings had won the acceptance of Islam by almost all the tribes of the Arabian Peninsula

Two types of Jihad - Defensive and  Offensive.

Jihad is a responsibility and there has always been Jihad.  There was Jihad against Christian Europe.
Ottoman's were in Vienna 1683.

All the jihads today are defensive because that is a function of Islamic theology

In Islamic law only the caliph can declare offensive Jihad and there is no Caliph, not since 1924 when Turkish government abolished the office.

There is no one authorized in the Islamic world to declare offensive jihad against non Muslims.
So to obey the Islamic law Muslims declare defensive jihad only.

The Saudi's have been spending millions of dollars to spread their version of Islam, so they have been  underwriting proselytizing efforts and paying for mosques.  They use incentives especially spending money in prisons and with prisoners in the United States to convert them to Islam.  They are pre alienated and violent and channel this and say to them that God loves their violence, its rather a sick way to go about enlisting members.  Council on American Islamic Relations. (CARE)  Muslim civil rights movement.

The uninitiated go to CARE an organization that has been identified as an unendicted co conspirator in the holy land charity cases funding money to Hamas.  This is where media get their information from on Islamic Law.  It is unbelievable how gullible people are.

The current King of Saudi Arabia is Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: سلمان بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎‎‎, Salmān ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa‘ūd; born 31 December 1935) is the king of Saudi Arabia, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the head of the House of Saud.

He served as the Deputy Governor and then the Governor of Riyadh for 48 years from 1963 to 2011. He was appointed as Minister of Defence in 2011. He was also named the Crown Prince in 2012 following the death of his brother Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Salman was crowned as the new King of Saudi Arabia on 23 January 2015 following the death of his half brother, King Abdullah.

Source Wikipedia

Monday, September 05, 2016

Special Windchimes and Oracles from Dodona Greece

When you two things you are interested in marry up together then the urge to find out more is over whelming.  That is how I felt reading about the Greek Oracle of Dodona and the brass wind chimes that gave up their secrets from the wind.

I make wind chimes and so I am fascinated with the sounds that ensue from matter banging against itself (more matter).  Until reading this I had not thought of it as possibly oracular.

Wind Chimes
The shrine of Dodona was regarded as the oldest Hellenic oracle, possibly dating to the second millennium BCE according to Herodotus. Situated in a remote region away from the main Greek poleis, it was considered second only to the oracle of Delphi in prestige. 

Priestesses and priests in the sacred grove interpreted the rustling of the oak (or beech) leaves to determine the correct actions to be taken. According to a new interpretation, the oracular sound originated from bronze objects hanging from oak branches and sounded with the wind blowing, similar to a wind chime. 

Aristotle considered the region around Dodona to have been part of Hellas and the region where the Hellenes originated. The oracle was first under the control of the Thesprotians before it passed into the hands of the Molossians. It remained an important religious sanctuary until the rise of Christianity during the Late Roman era.

Most curious of the oracles of Dodona were the "talking" vases, or kettles.

These were made of brass and so carefully fashioned that when struck they gave off sound for hours.

Some writers have described a row of these vases and have declared that if one of them was struck its vibrations would be communicated to all the others and a terrifying din ensue.

Other authors describe a large single vase, standing upon a pillar, near which stood another column, supporting the statue of a child holding a whip. At the end of the whip were a number of swinging cords tipped with small metal balls, and the wind, which blew incessantly through the open building, caused the balls to strike against the vase.

The number and intensity of the impacts and the reverberations of the vase were all carefully noted, and the priests delivered their oracles accordingly.

Dodona (Doric Greek: Δωδώνᾱ, Dōdṓnā, Ionic and Attic Greek: Δωδώνη,[1] Dōdṓnē) in Epirus, Αρχαιολογικός Χώρος Δωδώνης
Location: Dodoni, Ioannina, Epirus, Greece  

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My Crystal Chimes

Friday, September 02, 2016

The Black Sun and the Vril Society

Peter Moon tells us in his book The Black Sun, on page 172 - "The Vril Society began around the same time as the Thule Society when Karl Haushofer founded the "Bruder des Lichts", which means Brothers of the Light.

This organization is sometimes referred to at the Luminous Lodge. [Illuminati?]

This group was eventually renamed the Vril-Gesellschaft as it rose in prominence and united three major societies: the Lords of the Black Stone, having emerged from the Teutonic Order in 1917; the black Knights of the Thule Society; and the Black Sun, later identified as the elite of Heinrich himmler's SS.

Whereas the Thule Society ended up focusing primarily upon materialistic and political agendas, the Vril Society put its attention on the "Other Side."

Maria Orisc
A local medium named Maria Orisc (picture above) began getting messages in an unknown language and couldn't transcribe them, so began meeting with key members of these societies, along with another medium named Sigrun.

Accordingly, the messages were coming from a being from the star Aldebaran, which has two planets which form the 'Sumerian Empire'.

In the Sumerian empire were two classes of people - the Aryan or Master race, and a subservient race which had developed in a negative fashion as a result of mutation from climatic changes.

Peter Moon goes on to say:
"A half billion years ago, the Aryans (known as the Elohim or Elder Race) began to colonize our solar system as Aldebaran's became uninhabitable. Marduk, existing in what is today the asteroid belt, was the first to be colonized, then Mars. When they came to Earth, these Aryans were known as the Sumerians."

From some of the accounts available, Shambhala appears to have been a centre of spiritual enlightenment, very reminiscent of James Hilton?s 'Shangri-La', but others say that it was a centre of occult power and arcane teaching.

Its leader was thought variously to be either an evil, tyrannical Sorcerer-King or a God-like 'Lord of The World'. We seem to be left with a choice as to which story we prefer to follow, and evidently which Path one desires to follow, too. The evil Left, or the good Right!

Apparently there were two factions (as in Hyperborea), one of which followed the Golden Sun, and the other the Black Sun. (The 'Black Sun', incidentally, was as prominent an emblem of the Nazi mythos as was the Swastika!)

According to Jean-Claude Frére, author of 'Nazisme et Sociétiés Secretès', the people of Hyperborea, after migrating to the Gobi Desert over 6000 years ago, founded a new centre, which they named Agartha. It became a great centre of world learning, and people flocked there from all over the world to enjoy its culture and civilization.

However, a huge catastrophe supervened, and the earth?s surface was devastated, but the realm of Agartha somehow survived, under the earth.
 The legend continues to relate that, as with the original Hyperborean's, the Aryans now split into two factions: one group heading north-west, hoping to return to their lost Hyperborea, and the second going south, where they founded a new secret centre under the Himalayas.
Jean-Claude Frére concludes: The sons of the Outer Intelligence split into two groups, one following the 'Right Hand Path' under the 'Wheel of The Golden Sun', the other the 'Left Hand Path' under the 'Wheel of the Black Sun'.
 The first preserved the centre of Agartha, that undefined place of contemplation, of the Good, and of the Vril force. The second supposedly created a new place of initiation at Shambhala, the city of violence in command of the elements and human masses, hastening the arrival of the 'charnel-house of time.' According to Peter Moon, in his book 'The Black Sun', the ultimate concept of Thule is well represented in the myth of it as the capital city or center of Hyperborea, a word which literally means 'beyond the poles'.

As it is beyond the poles, Hyperborea is positioned as being outside of this dimension. Thule, being in the center, is positioned as the source of all life on Earth. In Greek mythology, Pythagoras was taught sacred geometry by Apollo, a god who was identified as a resident of Hyporborea.
In Pythagorean teachings, the Earth itself geometrically unfolds from a void in the center. This void has been recognized by many ancient groups, including the Sumerians, as the Black Sun. In this sense, Thule is synonymous with this Black Sun.

The word Swastika itself is means 'source' amongst other definitions, and represents eternal cause or the fountain of creation. Accordingly, the Thule Society used the swastika symbol in their log to represent this idea.

The Black Sun is an even more esoteric concept than that of Thule. Represented as the void of creation itself, it is the most senior archetype imaginable.

Thus, this namesake was reserved for the elite of the Thule Society. The Black Sun was actually a secret society within the Thule Society. it was senior to other societies.

After World War II and the subsequent occupation of Germany, Allied military commanders were stunned to discover the penetrating depth of the Nazi regime's state secrets. The world's best intelligence organization was not the least of these revelations.

Also discovered were massive and meticulous research file on secret societies, eugenics and other scientific pursuits that boggled the imagination of the Allied command.

Even more spectacular was an entire web of underground rocket and flying saucer factories with an accompanying technology that still defies ordinary beliefs.

A missing U-boat fleet possessing the most advanced submarine technology in the world left many wondering if the Nazis had escaped with yet more secrets or even with Hitler himself.

Behind all of these mysteries was an even deeper element: a secret order known to initiates as the Order of the Black Sun, an organization so feared that it is now illegal to even print their symbols and insignia in modern Germany.

The Black Sun probes deeper into the secrets of the Third Reich and its Tibetan contacts than any other previous attempt.

The Black Sun is an adventure in consciousness that reveals a vast array of new information. From the German flying saucer program to the SS mission into Tibet, we are led on a path that gives us the most insightful look ever into the Third Reich and the holy relics they sought in their ultimate quest: the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail.

In the late 1800’s, early 1900’s, there were a variety of secret /occult societies in Germany, the main ones being, The Bavarian Illuminati, The Freemasons, The Rosicrucians, The Thule Society and The Vril Society.

Each of these five societies, although based in secrecy and mysticism, had its role and function. Of these five, two were especially noted for their occult connections, The Vril Society and its purely German offshoot The Thule Society.

The chief architect of the Thule Society was Baron Rudolph von Sebottendorff, sometimes referred to as Rudolf Glauer. Sebottendorff / Glauer possessed a wide knowledge of Islamic Mysticism in all its aspects, encompassing the Dervish sects and particularly the cult of Sufism which differs markedly from mainstream Islamic teaching.


The name, Thule, refers to the capital of the legendary polar country Hyperborea. Also referred to as ‘Ultima Thule’, it was supposedly the gateway to another world. Thule was therefore recognised as a place where humans could, by whatever means, ‘leave the earth’, it also reputedly stood at the portal of the ‘Hollow Earth’.

Interestingly, the major players in the 20th century, the USA and the Russian Federation have ELF - extras low frequency - transmitters sited in this area. These transmitters are supposedly used to communicate with submerged submarines, but worryingly, they broadcast these messages at brain-wave frequencies, around 18 to 20Hz.

Traditionally, the Hyperboreans were in contact with extraterrestrials or ‘alien cultures’, in some versions of this, there was interbreeding. In common with the legendary inhabitants of Atlantis, they engaged in war with neighboring civilizations.

This escalated into the use of atomic weapons, resulting in a Pyrrhic victory for the Hyperboreans, who, as well as defeating their enemies, virtually destroyed themselves in the process. In common with radiation damage in recent times, the surviving Hyperboreans were soon faced with the prospect of mutated and otherwise damaged offspring.

Showing remarkable resolve, those who had not sustained any apparent genetic damage, banded together and effectively removed themselves from the gene pool, a variety of self imposed quarantine. Any ‘damaged’ offspring from this group, were neutered.

This early example of eugenics was practised until they were sure that any defective genes had been bred out. The other mutated group eventually died out, whether they were ‘assisted’ in this, is open to debate.

This may seem like, and indeed is, a harsh, clinical line to adopt, but being faced with the extinction of their entire race, they had little other option.

The descendants of this seminal ‘Mother race’ were the Celts who, like the ripples on a pond, spread out, colonising various northern areas of the planet. Scots, Irish, Basques, Spanish, Scandinavians, Icelanders and the Portuguese, all these peoples are of Celtic origin.

These disparate nationalities have one common genetic trait, a large percentage of RH-negative blood types, which, according to the beliefs of the Thule society was a characteristic of the Hyperboreans and their extraterrestrial associates.

In recent times, the majority of alien abductees are reportedly from RH negative blood groups, is this a possible indication that UFO cultures are tracking their cross-bred progeny?

Other races and peoples who posses a positive blood type were considered to be racially impure, as positive blood is thought to be contaminated by contact with the ape evolved strand of human DNA.
"In Germany at the turn of the century and particularly after WW I many secret societies developed. One of these groups was the Vril Society.

"In 1917 four people met in a cafe in Vienna. There was one woman and three men. The woman was a 'spiritual medium'. They met under a veil of mystery and secrecy. "They discussed secret revelations, the coming of the new age, the sphere of destiny, the magical violet black stone, and making contact with ancient peoples and distant worlds.

"Their source of power was the Black Sun, an infinite beam of light which though invisible to the human eye is real and there.

"The Vril emblem was the 'Black Sun' - a secret philosophy thousands of years old provided the foundation on which the occult practitioners of the Third Reich would later build.

The Black Sun symbol can be found in many Babylonian and Assyrian places of worship. They depicted the Black Sun - the godhead's inner light in the form of a cross. This was not much different from the German's Knight's Cross.

"With supposed channeled information from ET's, the Vril society built the Vril Machine. It was saucer shaped. It was supposedly an inter-dimensional or time travel machine. The first piloted flight was in 1934.

The Vril Force and the Black Sun

In Lytton's The Coming Race, the subterranean people use the Vril Force to operate and govern the world (a few children armed with vril-powered rods are said capable of exterminating a race of over 22 million threatening barbarians).

Served by robots and able to fly on vril-powered wings, the vegetarian Vril-ya are - by their own reckoning - racially and culturally superior to everyone else on Earth, above or below the ground.
At one point the narrator concludes (from linguistic evidence) that the Vril-ya have:
 "descended from the same ancestors as the great Aryan family, from which in varied streams has flowed the dominant civilization of the world."
The Vril Force or Vril Energy was said to be derived from the Black Sun, a big ball of "Prima Materia" which supposedly exists in the center of the Earth, giving light to the Vril-ya and putting out radiation in the form of Vril. The Vril Society believed that Aryans were the actual biological ancestors of the Black Sun.

This force was known to the ancients under many names, and it has been called Chi, Ojas, Vril, Astral Light, Odic Forces and Orgone.

In a discussion of the 28th degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry — called Knight of the Sun or Prince Adept — Albert Pike said:
 "There is in nature one most potent force, by means whereof a single man, who could possess himself of it, and should know how to direct it, could revolutionize and change the face of the world."
This is the force that the Nazis and their inner occult circle were so desperately trying to unleash upon the world, for which the Vril Society had apparently groomed Hitler. A manifestation of the
 "Great Work" promulgated by the Adepts of secret societies throughout the ages.

The Vril Society latched on to a very old archetype already in the minds of alchemists and magicians, which was only re-interpreted, by Lytton, in light of that age of occult revival and scientific progress.
The idea of mutation and transformation into a higher form of a "god-man" was envisioned, through the Vril-ya, in Buller-Lytton's The Coming Race.

Lytton, himself, was an initiate of the Rosicrucians and was well versed in the arcane-esoteric philosophies (and of course the greatest advances in the sciences of his day).
"Through his romantic works of fiction he expressed the conviction that there are beings endowed with superhuman powers. These beings will supplant us and bring about a formidable mutation in th elect of the human race." - J. Bergier
This is where the philosophy turns dangerous. The moment we speak of an elect and "illumined" class which is above the general populace, you inevitably encounter racism and classism — with fascism in due course.
 "We must beware of this notion of a mutation," Bergier warns. "It crops up again with Hitler, and is not extinct today."
Bergier and Pauwels were writing in 1960, but today this philosophy is, sadly, once again in the forefront of popular culture. The New World Order, so vehemently opposed, is under the direct influence and guidance of the New Age Movement.

A hodgepodge of occult doctrines and dangerous socialism, which hides under a cover of "spiritual enlightenment."

Theosophy is considered the main foundation, and its founder, Mme. Blavatsky, was a great admirer of Lytton's. In The Occult Conspiracy, the excellent researcher, Michael Howard, writes about the compatibility of the two philosophies:

Blavatsky had read Bulwer Lytton's novels and was very impressed by their occult content, especially Zanoni and the Last Days of Pompei. The latter was published in 1834 and dealt with the time between early Christianity and the Mysteries of Isis in Italy in the first century A.D.

Blavatsky's esotericism was virulently anti-Christian... The racial ideas of Madame Blavatsky, concerning root races and the emergence of a spiritually-developed type of human being in the Aquarian Age, were avidly accepted by the nineteenth-century German nationalists who mixed Theosophical occultism with anti-Semitism and the doctrine of the racial supremacy of the Aryan or Indo-European peoples.

Excerpt from Blavatsky's book entitled Isis Unveiled, Volume I, page 550:
This tradition of the Dragon and the Sun - occasionally replaced by the Moon - has awakened echoes in the remotest parts of the world. It may be accounted for with perfect readiness by the once universal heliolatrous religion. 

There was a time when Asia, Europe, Africa, and America were covered with the temples sacred to the sun and the dragon. The priests assumed the names of their deities, and thus the tradition spead like a network all over the globe;

"Bel and the Dragon are uniformly coupled together, and the priest of the Ophite religion as uniformly assumed the name of his God."

page 551 - Kircher places the origin of the Ophite and Heliolatrous worship, the shape of conical monuments and the obelisks, with the Egyptian Hermes Trismegistus.

She goes on to say that one finds glimpses of this religion and its origins in the 'Books of Hermes', in magical art reproduced by the Quiches, and even in fragments of the Popul Vuh, which shows that the evidence of its origins and religious customs of the Mexicans, Peruvians, and other American races are nearly identical with those of the ancient Phoenicians, Babylonians and Egyptians.

That said, she relates the religion from the Quiche Cosmogony, and compares it to some Apocrypha, with the Jewish sacre books and the kabalistic theories of creation, including the 'Book of Jasher', which traces it to the population of Ur of the Kaseans, where Magism flourished before the days of Abraham.

page 549 - "The divine beings, "brought down to the level of human nature," perform no feats or tricks more strange or incredible than the miraculous performance of Moses and of Pharoah's magicians, while many of these are exactly similar in their nature.

A woman who calls herself White feather contacted us in the year 1999. She sent us drawings of a black sun. Here is some of what she said.

Originally, when White Feather saw the Black Sun the only thing she could think of calling it was the Donut Sun.
 "I moved to Lexington, KY, May, 1973. I had been hired by some horse people in Hialeah, Florida, and they moved me up there to be Director of Research for their Horse Sales firm. Some time before that, I don't know if it was a year or more, I had a dream or a vision of finding myself in a "natural tree Cathedral", and one day at my new house in Lexington, the kids kicked a ball into a bunch of trees and I realized that I was in the Tree Cathedral - it was a circle of big fur trees. But anyway, that proved that I was supposed to move there. I have had psychic experiences ever since I was a child.
Of the drawings I made of the "Black-ringed Sun," they were different shapes more or less that other people told me they had seen. What I saw, the light green and light yellow, translucent fluorescent "sun flares" was impossible for me to draw."
Oddly she ended up having coffee with a Native American who had also seen the Black Sun. The person who served her donuts.

She originally thought of the sun as 'The Eye in the Sky'. [Eye of Ra, the sun God, perhaps!]
After I met a man who was part Apache, wo told me he had seen that sun when he thought he was dying in Vietnam, I decided to call it the "Life Saver Sun."
It seems this sun is what the Indians call "the feathered Sun" and extremely sacred sign.
From An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols:
The Feathered Sun - the Black Sun - as a Plains Indian symbol with stylized feathers pointing both inwards and outwards; inward towards the centre and outward to the circumference; it combines the symbols of the sun and the eagle and depicts the universe; the center; solar power; radiation of power; majesty.

Source: Humans are free
Article compiled by Dee Finney

Great Dreams

Thursday, September 01, 2016

National Wattle Day ... first of September in Australia

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A wattle tree near Bluff Rock  New England Highway
Wattle Day is a national day of celebration in Australia on the first day of September, that is also the first day of spring in the southern hemisphere. This is a time when many Acacia species (commonly called wattles in Australia), are in flower and people wear a sprig of the flowers and leaves to celebrate the day. 
In 1913, the national Wattle Day League was established to organise the celebration of Wattle Day.
Acacia pycnantha golden wattle
On 19 August 1988, the golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha) was officially proclaimed as Australia's national floral emblem by the then Governor-General, the Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen AK GCMG GCVO KBE.

Four years later, 23 June 1992, Bill Hayden, the then the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, declared that "1 September in each year shall be observed as 'National Wattle Day' throughout Australia and in the external Territories of Australia".
2010 was the centenary of the celebration of Wattle Day on 1 September 1910 in NSW, Victoria and South Australia.

Images @ Eminpee Fotography

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Number Three as a Noble Number

According to Pythagoras and the Pythagorean school, the number 3, which they called triad, is the noblest of all digits, as it is the only number to equal the sum of all the terms below it, and the only number whose sum with those below equals the product of them and itself.

Montana's 3rd Birthday
Montana's #3 birthday card
A noble number is defined as an irrational number having a continued fraction that becomes an infinite sequence of 1s at some point, The prototype is the inverse of the golden ratio , whose continued fraction is composed entirely of 1s (except for the term), .

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Friday, August 26, 2016

ESO Discovers Earth-Size Planet in Habitable Zone of Nearest Star

ESO Discovers Earth-Size Planet in Habitable Zone of Nearest Star

A newly discovered, roughly Earth-sized planet orbiting our nearest neighboring star might be habitable, according to a team of astronomers using the European Southern Observatory's 3.6-meter telescope at La Silla, Chile, along with other telescopes around the world.

Facts from the article 
  • The exoplanet is at a distance from its star that allows temperatures mild enough for liquid water to pool on its surface.
  • The new planet circles Proxima Centauri, the smallest member of a triple star system known to science fiction fans everywhere as Alpha Centauri. Just over 4 light-years away, Proxima is the closest star to Earth, besides our own sun. 
  • "The closest star to us has a possible rocky planet in the habitable zone.
  • The science team that made the discovery, led by Guillem Anglada-Escudé of Queen Mary University of London, will publish its findings Aug. 25 in the journal Nature
  • The team traced subtle wobbles in the star revealing, the presence of a star-tugging planet.
They determined that
  • the new planet is dubbed Proxima b.  
  • It is at least 1.3 times the mass of Earth. 
  • It orbits its star far more closely than Mercury orbits our sun.
  •  Proxima b takes 11 days to complete a single orbit. [a "year" on Proxima b.]
Long list of unknowns
  • the new planet lies within its star's "habitable zone" -- a distance at which temperatures are right for liquid water -- scientists do not yet know if the planet has an atmosphere.
  • It also orbits a red-dwarf star, far smaller and cooler than our sun. 
  • The planet likely presents only one face to its star, as the moon does to Earth, instead of rotating through our familiar days and nights. 
  •  Proxima b could be subject to potentially life-extinguishing stellar flares.

To read the ESO press release, visit:
To learn more about NASA's Exoplanet Program, visit:
Elizabeth Landau
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Written by Pat Brennan
NASA Exoplanet Program

Proxima is the closest star to Earth, besides our own sun. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Muslims vs Vikings

muslims v vikings

Muslims vs Vikings

“And were it not for Allāh’s repelling some men with others, the earth would certainly be in a state of disorder; but Allāh is Gracious to the creatures”[1]

The Ummah of the best of the Messengers, the imam of the messengers, most beloved of the Messengers, Muhammad (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) is one which is raised in distinction by Allāh as the greatest Ummah. Such an honour is granted upon this Ummah for many reasons but one is certainly the honour, courage and valour shown by its adherents. Arguably, there is not a group of any significance whom you can think of from history but that you will find that the Muslims had challenged them or had been challenged by them and that the Muslims were victorious. More than a millennium ago fleets of Viking raiders were striking fear into the hearts of coast and river-dwellers throughout Europe. Many such foes have come and gone be it the Romans, the Persians, the Crusaders, the Mongols and so on. So too you will find that the Muslims also encountered the much feared Vikings.

These two worlds were of course very different. One was a red-headed pagan tribe that wore horned helmets and pillaged for a living; the other a cosmopolitan, sophisticated civilisation that spanned continents and, at whose table, the rest of Europe picked up the crumbs. The Vikings were at the height of their power and influence between the late 8th and early 11th centuries known as the ‘Viking Age’. During this period, Islām was entering its golden age, with a renaissance of unprecedented intellectual and economic heights that would eventually reach from China to what is now modern-day Spain.

Who were the Vikings?

The Vikings’ homeland was Scandinavia: modern-day Norway, Sweden and Denmark. From here they travelled great distances, mainly by sea and river – as far as North America to the west, Russia to the east, Lapland to the north and North Africa and Iraq to the south. They were skilled craftsmen and boat-builders, adventurous explorers and wide-ranging traders.

The Clash

When most people think of the history of Spain, rarely are discussions of the Vikings evoked. Yet when the two cultures first met, it was in battle in Al-Andalus, modern-day Spain.
What is interesting is that whilst the Muslims in the Middle East referred to the Vikings as ‘Rüs’, which was the term they were also know by to the Byzantine Romans, the Muslims in Europe in al-Andalus referred to them as ‘Mâjus’, ‘Fire Worshippers’ – a pejorative reference to their paganism and a label which Muslims also used for the fire worshipping Persians.

Fresh from their conquests round that basin of the Mediterranean, the Vikings sought to measure their strength against the military might of the Muslims. In 844 (230AH), a letter arrived in the capital, Qurtuba (Cordoba) from the governor of Lisbon, Burtùqaāl (Portugal, which finds its root in the Arabic word for orange), Wahballah ibn Hazm to the emir of the Umayyad Emirate of al-Andalus, ‘Abd ar-Rahman ibn al-Hakam II, warning him that approximately 70-100 Viking ships had been sighted around the coast of his province. In other accounts, the ships were seen as so numerous that they were described as filling the sea with dark red birds, whilst filling the hearts of men with fear and trembling. After landing in Lisbon with their iron horned helmets, chain mail, wooden shields, spears, bows, axes and swords, they caused havoc terrorising the inhabitants. They then did the same in Cadiz and Sidona, before striking the large city of Ishbiliyya (Seville) which they besieged and took by storm and laid fire to the largest Mosque there. They remained there for 7 days and, in other accounts, for 14 days.

It is said that the Vikings were uncommonly brave and therefore ‘Abd ar-Rahman wanted to ensure all the reinforcements had arrived before mounting a challenge. When all the soldiers from the borders had arrived and gathered under one banner, the Muslims hastened and took their position under the cover of night at a high point on the south east of Seville at a place called Moron to lie in wait for the enemy. They used a large tower of a Church in the town as a watch tower to observe the movement of the Vikings. Just after the time of Fajr (the prayer at dawn) had passed, the guard on the watch tower sent a signal that the Mâjus Vikings were on the move numbering around 16,000. The Muslims let them pass and then set upon them in ambush cutting them off from the city of Seville where they were encamped and set about cutting them down. This attack was carried out with great success.

Having decimated the Vikings in this attack, the Muslims advanced on to Seville – when the Mâjus army there saw the advancement of the Muslims and heard about the disaster that had befallen their detachment army in Moron at the hands of the Muslims, they began to retreat back to their ships and started sailing away. The Muslims pursued them and captured and burned four of their ships having already unloaded them of all their cargo.[2]
The Muslim historian, Ibn Adhari narrates the event of the victory as follows:
“God gave them to our swords and destroyed them, numerous as they were. Their general was killed. When they had been annihilated, the Government made this event known throughout the provinces to celebrate this event”.[3]
Terms following the battle and the intrigue of al-Gazzál

It was characteristic of the Vikings that trading often followed the raiding and the sword. After the battle, the envoys of the king of the Vikings came to ‘Abd ar-Rahman to ask for peace. ‘Abd ar-Rahman decided to reply accepting this request and an exchange of envoys took place. The man who was commissioned with this task from the Muslims was Yahya ibn-Hakam, better known as al-Ghazál (not to be mistaken for the Muslim sage, al-Ghazzali) who was the leading diplomat in al-Andalus and who possessed keenness of mind, quickness of wit, skill in repartee, courage and perseverance, and knew his way in and out of every door. He, together with a companion of his made the perilous voyage to the kingdom of the Vikings in the Atlantic North.[4]

Two days after arriving to a great island in the ocean, the king of the Vikings summoned al-Ghazál to his presence. Al-Ghazál stipulated that he would not be made to kneel to him and that he and his companions would not be required to do anything contrary to their faith. The King agreed to this, however, when they went to him, he sat before them in magnificent guise, and ordered an entrance, through which he must be approached, to be made so low that one could only enter kneeling. Al-Ghazál being the wise man that he was, sat on the ground, stretched forth his two legs, and dragged himself through on his rear. And when he had passed through the doorway, he stood erect. 

The king had prepared himself for him, with many arms and great pomp. But al-Ghazál was not overawed by this, nor did it frighten him. He stood erect before him, and said: Assalam Alaikum, Peace be with you, O king, and with those whom your assembly hall contains, and respectful greetings to you!. Al-Ghazál sensed that the King wished for him to be impressed by the splendour of his palace and power which he perceived he held and as such, al- Ghazál took this opportunity in also reminding the King what his true reality by reciting a verse from the Glorious Qur’an carefully, selected from Surah al-Qasas, the chapter which recounts the story of Musa (ʿalayhi al-Salām) and Pharoah:
“And call not with Allāh any other god; there is no god but He, everything is perishable but He; His is the judgment, and to Him you shall be brought back. [5]
The King then said: “this is one of the wise men of his nation, we wished to humiliate him but he outwitted me by showing me the soles of his feet first sitting on the ground as he entered (rather than bowing to me)”. Al- Ghazál read out ‘Abd ar-Rahman’s letter to the King and presented the gifts which he had given him which pleased him much. From the various chronicles where this story is found, it states that the Queen took a real interest in Al- Ghazál and that he spent some time with her speaking to her about Islām and the Muslim world. Pausing here for a moment, it should be noted that earlier this year in March 2015, a ring adorned with a violet-coloured piece of glass was found at an excavation site at a Viking trading centre in Sweden. An inscription on the glass has been found to read either “for Allāh” or “to Allāh” in an ancient Arabic Kufic script. The ring was found in a grave north of Borg on the Björkö Island. Clothes and jewellery around the decomposed skeleton showed it to be a female burial dating back to 850 AD, which interestingly places it in the same period as al- Ghazál and the Viking queen.[6] Either way, the ring constitutes evidence for direct interactions between the Vikings and the Islamic world.

Al- Ghazál returned to al-Andalus more than 20 months after his departure. Although the Vikings would return once again to al-Andalus in or around 859-860 during the reign of Emir Muhammad, this time they were dealt with far more swiftly and set to flight immediately as the previous attack some 29 years earlier had caused ‘Abd ar-Rahman to militarise more aggressively which included him building an arsenal in Seville, ordering many ships to be built and developing the navy who guarded the frontiers of the country and thus, fulfilling the task which the Messenger of Allāh (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) described as follows:
“Guarding the frontier for a day in the path of Allāh is better than fasting and prayer of a month.” [7]
Further Encounter

The most important eye witness account of the Vikings that the world has to learn from today is from the works of a Muslim faqih, an expert in Islamic jurisprudence and faith, in the court of the Abbasid Caliph, Al-Muqtadir, Ahmad ibn Fadlanas – it was his account that inspired author Michael Crichton’s 1976 novel ‘Eaters’ and the film called the ‘13th Warrior’ starring Antonio Banderas.

Ibn Fadlan was sent from Baghdad in 921 to serve as the secretary to an ambassador from the Abbasid Caliph al-Muqtadir to the iltäbär (vassal-king under the Khazars) of the Volga Bulgaria, Almış. Primarily, the purpose of their mission was to explain Islamic law to the recently converted Bulgar peoples living on the eastern bank of the Volga River in what is now Russia
Whilst on his mission, he came across and encountered the Vikings whom he also spent some time with and whom he described as follows:
“I have seen the Rus as they came on their merchant journeys and encamped by the Vulgar River. I have never seen more perfect physical specimens, tall as date palms, blond and ruddy…Each man has an axe, a sword, and a knife, and keeps each by him at all times”.
He further commented on their hygiene customs when he recounted that: “They are the filthiest of God’s creatures,” and although he acknowledged that they washed their hands, faces and heads every day, he was appalled that they did so “in the dirtiest and filthiest fashion possible” in a communal basin of water, an ancient Germanic custom that caused understandable revulsion in a Muslim who typically performed ablutions only in poured or running water.[8]

This was a period which saw the Vikings making regular journeys all the way to Baghdad for trading. Hundreds of Viking Age graves and buried hoards, it turns out, contain caches of still-gleaming Arab dirhams, “the coin that helped fuel the Viking Age,” according to Thomas S. Noonan of the University of Minnesota. Noonan is one of the world’s leading experts on medieval Scandinavian ties with the Muslim world, and a specialist in Viking numismatic history.

Points to note:

When researchers consider the history of the Vikings today, they are heavily reliant on Muslim chroniclers because, unlike Europeans, the Arab Muslims reports are considered to be far more objective and, in the eyes of many scholars today, more credible. Most experts acknowledge that the Vikings were, in general, victims of a medieval “bad press” by many European nations because of the defeats the Vikings exacted on them.

It is also easy to forget in today’s times when Muslims have become comparatively weak, that it was not always like this. It shows us that there was once a time when there was a flourishing field of Islamic geography, a response to the thirst for knowledge about the vast Islamic world and the regions beyond it. We also learn how Muslims conducted themselves, being proud of their faith and not being overawed by a dominant surrounding as we saw with the example of Al-Ghazál.

It is important for us to reconnect with our history and heritage to learn about our rich tradition of innovation, culture, honour and courage, planning and foresight and read about when the Ummah was great so that the Ummah may become great once more inshaAllāh.



For references on the battle, please see: Al-Kutia, translated by David James, “Early Islamic Spain”; And,
Ibn-Adhari, translated in Stefansson, Jon, “The Vikings in Spain. From Arabic (Moorish) and Spanish Sources”. In Saga-Book of the Viking Club: Vol. VI Proceedings. University of London King’s College, 1909, pp. 35-36.

For references on al-Ghazál, please see: “The Poet and the Spae-Wife, An Attempt to Reconstruct Al-Ghazal’s Embassy to the Vikings”, By W.E.D Allen.
[1] Al-Qur’ān 2:254
[2] Al-Kutia, translated by David James, “Early Islamic Spain”.
[3] Ibn-Adhari, translated in Stefansson, Jon, “The Vikings in Spain. From Arabic (Moorish) and Spanish Sources”. In Saga-Book of the Viking Club: Vol. VI Proceedings. University of London King’s College, 1909, pp. 35-36.
[4] “The Poet and the Spae-Wife, An Attempt to Reconstruct Al-Ghazal’s Embassy to the Vikings”, By W.E.D Allen.
[5] Al-Qur’ān, 28:88 
[7] Muslim
[8] “Among the Norse Tribes, The Remarkable Account of Ibn Fadlan”, By Judith Gabriel

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Alpaca Overview: Felting Alpaca

 Yesterday I went to a felting workshop ... I made an awesome piece and felted a chiffon scarf. 

My felted scarf
Today after reading this article below I attempted to felt raw Alpaca wool.  It worked a treat.   I am going to do several unique pieces and join those tastefully as a band on a long warm skirt for winter.  I intend to make a work of art to wear.  Something resembling that of a Nordic style, to which from one corner of the world I inherit my strong blonde hair. 

Felting is such a joy!

palette of alpaca
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Alpaca Overview: Felting Alpaca: Felting with Alpaca Felting is one of the many way ways to utilize alpaca fiber.   Felting alpaca can create a dense, fabric like materi...

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Scientists Discover That Bacteria Have a Collective Memory

Scientists Discover That Bacteria Have a Collective Memory

 Collective motion can be observed in biological systems over a wide
range of length scales, from large animals to bacteria because
collective systems always work better for adaptation than those which
are singular. Individual bacterial cells have short memories. But groups
of bacteria can develop a collective memory that can increase their
tolerance to stress. This has been demonstrated experimentally for the
first time in a study by Eawag and ETH Zurich scientists published in PNAS.

A central question in the study of biological
collective motion is how the traits of individuals give rise to the
emergent behavior at population level. This question is relevant to
the dynamics of general self-propelled particle systems, biological
self-organization, and active fluids. Bacteria provide a tractable
system to address this question, because bacteria are simple and their
behavior is relatively easy to control.

exposed to a moderate concentration of salt survive subsequent
exposure to a higher concentration better than if there is no warning
event. But in individual cells this effect is short-lived: after just 30
minutes, the survival rate no longer depends on the exposure history.
Now two Eawag/ETH Zurich microbiologists, Roland Mathis and Martin
Ackermann, have reported a new discovery made under the microscope with
Caulobacter crescentus, a bacterium ubiquitous in freshwater and

When an entire population is observed,
rather than individual cells, the bacteria appear to develop a kind of
collective memory. In populations exposed to a warning event,
survival rates upon a second exposure two hours after the warning are
higher than in populations not previously exposed. Using computational
modelling, the scientists explained this phenomenon in terms of a
combination of two factors. Firstly, salt stress causes a delay in
cell division, leading to synchronization of cell cycles; secondly,
survival probability depends on the individual bacterial cell's
position in the cell cycle at the time of the second exposure. As a
result of the cell cycle synchronization, the sensitivity of the
population changes over time. Previously exposed populations may be
more tolerant to future stress events, but they may sometimes even be
more sensitive than populations with no previous exposure.

Martin Ackermann comments: "If we understand
this collective effect, it may improve our ability to control
bacterial populations." The findings are relevant, for example, to our
understanding of how pathogens can resist antibiotics, or how the
performance of bacterial cultures in industrial processes or
wastewater treatment plants can be maintained under dynamic
conditions. After all, bacteria play a crucial role in almost all bio-
and geochemical processes. From a human perspective, depending on the
particular process, they are either beneficial -- e.g. if they break
down pollutants or convert nutrients into energy -- or harmful,
especially if they cause diseases. For the researchers, says Mathis,
another important conclusion can be drawn: "If you want to understand
the behaviour and fate of microbial populations, it's sometimes
necessary to analyse every single cell."

Bacteria also have the collective capacity to
generate many neurotransmitters and neuromodulators. For example,
certain Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species produce gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA); Escherichia, Bacillus and Saccharomyces produce norepinephrine (NE).

Future studies of how microbes contribute to the function of their
host on all levels will play an important role in advancing
understanding of health disorders as well as disorders of social


L-Glutamine Changes Gut Bacteria Leading To Weight Loss

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

#CensusFail 2016 Census

Disco potato with IBM spud open boot firmware 

The 9th August was set down to be Australia's 2016 Census Night.  The Turnbull government have turned this into a circus.

The extraordinary fiasco of doing this online has been the brunt of endless jokes today as the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) appealed to the public that the website had been attacked by hackers and later on they reported a DDoS attack (Denial of Service).  It was made clear by IT experts that Australia was not attacked by either of these at all yesterday.

All of a sudden the lies of the government have been exposed for what they are, a massive power grab against the Australian People's privacy.  I and many others feel they failed.  People are laughing everywhere at the farcical mess up of a great institution that has been delivering good statistics for many years with out any fuss. 

Many Australian Senators are boycotting putting their names on the papers and some are boycotting it in total because it has been made into a farcical nightmare.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Homeschool to avoid Brainwashing.

Lower left door
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Today its clearer than ever before that for a majority of children in our society the activity of being separated from parents for a number of hours each day is a traumatic experience.  It could be seen as a grand waste of a lot of valuable time to.  That is if you look at the length of time it takes to complete a days lessons at home in comparison the number of hours at a school.  This figure is dramatically reduced in a one on one situation.

"Forced association is not socialization"  Adele Carrol-Brown

Read the following interesting article regarding the unschooling of a school (brainwashed) child.  It is a process and its worth while.

Why Every Parent Should Consider Unschooling

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Barnaby Joyce ... Big sigh!

 On 11 February 2016, Joyce was elected unopposed as Leader of the National Party, with Fiona Nash as his deputy, and was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister of Australia on February 18, 2016.

He won his seat in the New England over the independent Tony Windsor and since then has made gaff after gaff and had to recover himself time and time again.

Jesuit trained no doubts as he has a strange way of looking at the world.  It is clearly an antiquated Roman Catholic view.   After all he thinks Gay marriage will impede his daughters having a normal marriage.  Some how I just don't get his logic here.  Perhaps he fears there are more gay men than he previous expected and worries there wont be enough straight men for his straight daughters.

Ex Prime Minister Kevin Rudd didn't get his position with the United Nations because Barnaby hadn't buried a previous hatchet adequately.  Presently, questions are being asked did Barnaby lie to the Australian people about this.
Read Here...

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