Archive for April, 2010

Whitley Strieber reacts to Stephen Hawking’s warning about alien contact

April 28, 2010

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When it comes to understanding the question of Ufos and alien abductions—and specifically that of “the Grays”—the essential thing to remember is that none of this is what it seems.

And although I am quite sure Strieber would be the very first person to admit this (at least on a good day)—has been at pains for years to convey this very idea—for all of that he seems unable to resist the urge to talk and write about the phenomena as if it were, finally, apprehensible to reason.

As a result, Strieber spends half his time arguing against simplistic, literal-minded, “good or evil, angel or devil” interpretations, and the other half either damning the beings as demons or advocating them as angels.

Apparently, this is all part of the aliens’ chosen method of presentation: a positive perspective, a negative one, and finally a synthesis of both.

Yet Strieber follows this approach in such a haphazard, slipshod fashion that at times he seems unaware of doing so.

It is almost as if he has been programmed by his “visitors,” and that, in order to be effective, he must remain in the dark himself, at least until he reaches the third perspective, and achieves synthesis of his various, fragmented selves (assuming he ever does).

Aeolus Kephas

http://www.beyondcommunion.com/2012/20080314aeolus.html

See also:

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2010/04/26

http://www.unknowncountry.com/

http://www.beyondcommunion.com/

Date: 04-26-10 Host: George Noory Guests: Dr. Roy Spencer, Whitley Strieber

From: zholyghost

http://www.ignislucis.com/

Whitley Strieber comes in approx 2:00 in Part 2

Whitley Strieber continues in Part 3

Whitley Strieber continues in Part 4

Whitley Strieber continues in Part 5

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Return to Eden

April 25, 2010

http://www.theartofdavidecurtis.com/page9.html

Irfan is a Bulgarian world music band that was founded in 2001. The band’s name is taken from the Arabic/Persian word Irfan.

Though similar in style to established bands such as Dead Can Dance, Love Is Colder Than Death, Sarband, and Vas, Irfan is known for its extensive use of a choir of male vocals in addition to the ethereal and mystic female vocals of Denitza Seraphimova in combination with an assortment of traditional medieval percussive, string and wind instruments including the darbouka, daf, bendir, oud, saz, santoor, ghaida, duduk and viola da gamba.

Irfan’s music and reliance on traditional instruments is based on a blend of the musical influences common to Bulgaria, and thus represents a blend of medieval European, Balkan and Middle-Eastern styles.

Musica

Irfan Playlist

http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/playlist/Apr+25+2010+knowing+irfan/28166527

Best sites for info on Iran:

http://pajamasmedia.com/michaelledeen/

  1. Joost Niemöller blog was one of the best places for Iran updates, but comments sections still chock full of insights.
  2.  http://www.joostniemoller.com/http://www.joostniemoller.com/2009/12/de-iraanse-opstand-van-dag-tot-dag/
  3.  

    Translated:

    http://tinyurl.com/2cnduvh

 

My favorite Iran blog:

http://persian2english.com/

This ordinary woman

April 22, 2010

 

From the need for spirit to worship the Spirit, the woman at the well turns to the promise of a Messiah that will help us all. It is always easier if one descends from heaven to help than if we are asked to lift our minds and hearts up to heaven to receive help. Therefore, many we waiting for a special one to descend from heaven, even this Samaritan:

25 The woman saith unto him, “I know that Messiah comes (he that is called Christ): when that One comes, he will declare all things to us.”

26 Jesus said to her, “I that speak to you am he.”

This ordinary woman, not of the chosen people, draws more out of Jesus than many others who asked questions of him. In her discussion with Jesus we learn of the water of life, of the nature of God, the way to worship God, and that the fulfillment of the prophecy in Daniel is Jesus of Nazareth. In a rare self-testimonial, Jesus acknowledges to the woman that he is indeed the prophesied Christ. “Christ” is a transliteration of the Greek word “christos,” which literally means “anointed one,” a stage in the preparation of the high priest to enter the Holy of Holies to meet God directly. The priest’s head was to be anointed with oil, usually olive oil: Exodus 29:7, “Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.” This process may also have been experienced by ordinary people, as written in the Psalms; one good example is Psalm 23:5, “Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup runneth over.” A better translation of this term might be “a consecrated one,” as in Exodus 29:29, “And the holy garments of Aaron shall be for his sons after him, to be anointed in them, and to be consecrated in them.” The anointing was to consecrate one for a special service. The corresponding word for christos in Hebrew is “mashiyach,” which we transliterate to messiah. This very specific term is only found in Daniel 9:25-26. Messiah means exactly what christos means, just two different languages. There are several scriptural references to the coming of a special one to help the people. The first and most important one is directly from the Lord; as His creation falls from grace in the Garden, He prophesies that the woman’s seed will become the redeemer of this situation and will subdue the influence of the serpent and the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3:15). The Samaritan woman was obviously familiar with the prophecies and looking for the messiah to come in her lifetime. John’s use of Logos lends support to the Messiah-Christ nature of this one.

Many prophets had come and gone, and many roamed the Holy Land in the days of this Samaritan woman. But the truth had gotten lost in the troubles and confusions of the times.

http://www.edgarcayce.org/ps2/mysticism_interpretating_revelation.html

 2012 Understanding the Prophecy of
December 21, 2012: A Mayan Age Ends
By John Van Auken

At present, the year 2012 is only of interest to those of us who believe in the wisdom of ancient cultures. But soon, very soon, everyone is going to be looking for more information about this Mayan prophesied year of destiny, which many believe to be the end of the Mayan calendar and thus the end of time, as we have known it. Let’s look at this calendar and this specific date more closely.

Musica

La Samaritana

http://www.4shared.com/audio/uEmjfTFn/Alexander_Sergei_Ramirez_-_La_.html

 Choro da Saudade, composed by the gifted Paraguayan composer Agustin Barrios-Mangore, performed by Alexander-sergei Ramirez. My favorite interpretation of this sad piece. From ‘Confesión’ – an album of Barrios music.

Lyrics and Chords

April 20, 2010

 

http://www.lynnetteshelley.com/gallery.html

“Song For Sharon”

I went to Staten Island.
To buy myself a mandolin
And I saw the long white dress of love
On a storefront mannequin
Big boat chuggin’ back with a belly full of cars…
All for something lacy
Some girl’s going to see that dress
And crave that day like crazy

Little Indian kids on a bridge up in Canada
They can balance and they can climb
Like their fathers before them
They’ll walk the girders of the Manhattan skyline
Shine your light on me Miss Liberty
Because as soon as this ferry boat docks
I’m headed to the church
To play Bingo
Fleece me with the gamblers’ flocks

I can keep my cool at poker
But I’m a fool when love’s at stake
Because I can’t conceal emotion
What I’m feeling’s always written on my face
There’s a gypsy down on Bleecker Street
I went in to see her as a kind of joke
And she lit a candle for my love luck
And eighteen bucks went up in smoke

Sharon, I left my man
At a North Dakota junction
And I came out to the “Big Apple” here
To face the dream’s malfunction
Love’s a repetitious danger
You’d think I’d be accustomed to
Well, I do accept the changes
At least better than I used to do

A woman I knew just drowned herself
The well was deep and muddy
She was just shaking off futility
Or punishing somebody
My friends were calling up all day yesterday
All emotions and abstractions
It seems we all live so close to that line
And so far from satisfaction

Dora says, “Have children!”
Mama and Betsy say-“Find yourself a charity.”
Help the needy and the crippled or put some time into Ecology.”
Well, there’s a wide wide world of noble causes
And lovely landscapes to discover
But all I really want right now
Is…find another lover

When we were kids in Maidstone, Sharon
I went to every wedding in that little town
To see the tears and the kisses
And the pretty lady in the white lace wedding gown
And walking home on the railroad tracks
Or swinging on the playground swing
Love stimulated my illusions
More than anything

And when I went skating after Golden Reggie
You know it was white lace I was chasing
Chasing dreams
Mama’s nylons underneath my cowgirl jeans
He showed me first you get the kisses
And then you get the tears
But the ceremony of the bells and lace
Still veils this reckless fool here

Now there are 29 skaters on Wolmann rink
Circling in singles and in pairs
In this vigorous anonymity
A blank face at the window stares and stares and stares and stares
And the power of reason
And the flowers of deep feeling
Seem to serve me
Only to deceive me

Sharon you’ve got a husband
And a family and a farm
I’ve got the apple of temptation
And a diamond snake around my arm
But you still have your music
And I’ve still got my eyes on the land and the sky
You sing for your friends and your family
I’ll walk green pastures by and by

http://jonimitchell.com/music/transcription.cfm?id=199

Una de las mejores canciones de Joni. En vivo en 1998.

“It seems we all live so close to that line
And so far from satisfaction”

Musica

http://www.4shared.com/audio/qYUql7YU/06_Song_For_Sharon.html

Joni Mitchell Playlist

http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/playlist/Apr+20+2010+joni+mitchell+hejira/27934178

Remembering Fernando who liked to play Chopin for me

http://rosettasister.wordpress.com/2009/06/28/refuge-of-the-roads/

A new perspective on Jesus Christ

April 18, 2010

Title: Oedipus and the Sphinx
By: Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780 – 1867)
Original Size: 144 x 189 cms / 56.7 x 74.4 inches
Medium: Oil On Canvas
Location: Louvre, Paris, France

From this perspective Christ is the Word, the Logos, the universal light of God manifested through an incarnate person. Cayce’s readings explain that the light of Christ first incarnated in Poseidia in Atlantis around 106,000 B.C. ­ doing so to help souls who had lost their conscious connection with God and had become trapped in matter. The attuned Cayce sees us as spirits and minds; physical bodies came long after our original creation in the image and likeness of the Universal Creator. The Christ spirit realized that it was going to take a series of incarnations in order to fully overcome the influences that had taken possession of our minds and hearts, and it came out of the heavens into matter to help us along the way.

The Christ spirit did not incarnate only in the Western world. Cayce explains that wherever the concept of one God and one brotherhood, sisterhood was proclaimed, the Christ spirit was there. As the disciple John wrote in the opening lines of his gospel: “In the beginning was the Word [the Christ], and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were created through this One; and nothing that has been made was made without this One. In this One was life, and the life was the light of humanity. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. The Word [the Christ] became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.” A portion of the trinity of God came among humanity to help us. Cayce says this first happened in the legendary times of Atlantis; then again in Eden, between the Tigris and Euphrates; and again in Egypt, and again and again, continuing even today. In one of Cayce’s most often-published readings, he stated: “For the time never was when there was not a Christ….”

Many devoted Christians wrestle with the edict that a person must “name the name” in order to achieve full resurrection, redemption, and eternal life. Even the Cayce readings quote this phrase, but with a significant twist to it: “He that would name the name must have become perfect in himself!” How many of us Christians can say we have achieved this requirement? Another reading says: “Magnify that name, that name, that becomes on every tongue that of the crucified one in the manner that self is crucified to the fleshly desires, preferring the spirit of the Holy One before self, and considering your neighbor as yourself.” Using this reading’s definition of the name, couldn’t a person who has heard little of Jesus be “naming the name” if he or she has crucified fleshly desires, preferring God’s will over his own, and loving his fellow man as himself? Is the name a word or is it spirit? Is salvation the name “Jesus” or loving God and others as Jesus instructed? Is Christ only Christian or universal? Is God and the manifestation of God among us limited to select souls? Does not God love and seek the companionship of all His/Her children?

http://www.edgarcayce.org/ps2/universal_christ_j_van_auken.html

Edgar Cayce’s ARE – Under the direction of a High Priest named Ra Ta, Egypt began to lead the world in social programs aimed at equality, personal transformation, and moral responsibility to others. Eventually, the Egyptian civilization was considered unsurpassed in the scientific history of the world and given credit for introducing the world to writing, medical science, irrigation, architecture, and nationalism.

Edgar Cayce stated that records of this once glorious civilization would one day be discovered in Egypt. In addition, the Edgar Cayce readings suggest that between 1958 and 1998 the world would again be presented with many of the same opportunities and challenges that faced the Atlanteans, eventually requiring humankind to remember its true spiritual nature as we head toward a new millennium of peace and hope.

Musica

http://www.4shared.com/audio/DwTZqmDa/04_Fortune.html

http://www.4shared.com/audio/YkE9jOV-/05_Ocean.html

http://www.4shared.com/audio/ImH02C9j/06_East_Of_Eden.html

    Tarja Turunen Playlist http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/playlist/Apr+12+2010/27576960

The God-Consciousness of Tom Sings the Beatles

April 14, 2010

http://www.edgarcayce.org/ps2/mysticism_god_conscousness.html

Our Genesis

In the beginning God creates us in Its own image, “Let us make man [adam] in our image, after our likeness…. So God created man [adam] in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”Gen. 1:26-27 In this verse the Hebrew word for man is “adam.” This word is often translated as “reddish” or “ruddy,” but it also means “persons” or “people” collectively, and can mean an “indefinite someone.” It is important to note in this verse that adam is male and female in one, androgynous. It is not until later when the “Lord God” creates adam “out of the dust of the earth,” in other words, in the flesh, that these parts are separated. When this occurs, the name “adam” takes on the meaning we most commonly associate with this word, “ruddy” or “red,” resulting from the blood in flesh.

It is important to realize that adam was first made in the image of God, which we know is not flesh, but spirit, female and male in oneness, unconscious and conscious united. Then, symbolized by the changing of the name of the creator from “God” to “Lord God” and, subsequently, to simply “Lord,” we see the descent from direct God-consciousness to self-consciousness (“God” is the name in Chapter 1 of Genesis, “Lord God” begins in Chapter 2 and carries on until the name is changed to “Lord” in Chapter 4.). This is the descent from pure spirit to spiritualized flesh to disconnected flesh, at which time death takes hold. Understanding this helps us breakthrough to the original consciousness and condition.

Another important point about this creation is that it is a group creation, not just the creation of one famous person. “Adam” at this stage of the creation is referring to an original group of souls created by God in God’s image, and subsequently made in spiritualized flesh by the Lord God, then into mortal flesh by the Lord. According to the Cayce readings, the souls, those godlings within the One God, entered the earth in five places, five nations, five races; in one they were called “Adam,” and this is the story of those souls, (#900-227, 364-9 & -13).

At this point in Genesis, God has created everything in thought, in the mind of God, but not physically — all existed in God’s consciousness. This is symbolized in the passage that comes after the seven days of creation: “Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth [physically], and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God [note the name change] had not sent rain upon the earth; and there was no man [in flesh] to cultivate the ground” (Gen. 2:4-15). Yet, we know the heaven, earth and Adam had been created. The author is trying to convey to us that they had been created only in the mind of God not in form.

The original creation occurred in God’s infinite consciousness. This was our natural home before entering the flesh. It is what is spoken of in Jesus’ prayer to God, “And now, glorify Thou me together with Thyself, Father, with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was” (John 17:5). And it is that realm spoken of when Jesus says to us, “I go to prepare a place for you … that where I am there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going” ( John 14:2-4). Now, like many of us who are so much into physical consciousness, the disciple Thomas challenges this statement, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How do we know the way?” But we do know the way. Deep within us is our true nature. Deep within us we remember the original home, and we know the way. Each of us was there in the beginning. Each of us was originally created in the image and likeness of God. Within us that original nature lives and intuitively knows its way home. As Jesus said, “No one ascend to heaven but he who has already descended from it, even the Son of Man.”

John Van Auken helps to shed the light on the most complicated concepts in Kabbalah and similarities found in the Cayce readings in this latest book, Edgar Cayce and the Kabbalah. Here he talks about why he wrote the book, what he found when studying the Kabbalah, and what has been the most important spiritual lesson in his own life.

1970. A simpler time… Not so much. Tom Jones covers a Beatles tune on his TV show, with startling results. With Leslie Uggams.

Gritty, soulful live version of the Beatles classic from perhaps Vegas’s favorite foreign crooner.

Playlist:

http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/playlist/Apr+14+2010/27665975

You’re the story of my life

April 11, 2010

There’s somebody waiting alone in the street
For someone to walk up and greet
Here you are all alone in the city
Where’s the love that you took to your side
Lonely faces will stare through your eyes in the night
And they’ll say
Woman sweet woman
Please come home with me
You’re shining and willing and free
But your love is a common occurrence
Not like love that I feel in my heart
Still you know that may be what I need
Is someone to lay down beside me
And even though it’s not real
Just someone to lay down beside me
You’re the story of my life
Someone to lay down beside me
And even though it’s not real
Just someone to lay down beside me
You’re the story of my life
The morning is breaking
The street lights are off
The sun will soon share all the cost
Of a world that can be sort of heartless
Not like love that I feel in my heart
Still you know that may be all you’ll get
Is someone to lay down beside you
And even though it’s not real
Just someone to lay down beside you
You just can’t ask for more

http://www.edgarcayce.org/ps2/soul_life_lives_of_leila.html

In this incarnation Leila and Ra Ta were brother and sister. Her name was Nimmuo and his was Lucius. Both were prominent members of the church at Laodicea. The setting, as many of us know, was the Holy Land during the occupation of the Roman Legions. That particular portion of Asia had been under the control and supervision of the Roman Empire for a very long time, their presence and power permeating every aspect of life in these regions.

Nimmuo’s father was of Roman descent and had two wives, one Grecian and one Jewish. Nimmuo was the child of the Greek mother while her brother Lucius was the son of the Jewish mother. Since the Romans always made attempts to put in authority any locals who showed the potential for having sympathy with the needs and demands of the Empire and who could be helpful in making activities with the local people more harmonious, her Roman-born father and, therefore, she and her family, enjoyed the support of Rome. For very practical reasons the armies of Rome did not want trouble with the people they conquered; they simply couldn’t afford to keep expending any more of their resources governing these distant lands. Because of these practical needs and their policy of working with and supporting local people who showed signs of peaceful co-existence with them, Nimmuo’s family was given many financial and personal freedoms that were rare in those times. Her father, with his Jewish wife and close connections with the Jewish churches in the North, was considered to be of great benefit to the Empire as a friend so that even their Jewish church profited. Nevertheless, Nimmuo and her family held tightly to the tenets and morals of their Hebrew faith, and though they interacted with the Roman leaders, shunned the lewdness and immorality the Romans brought to the Holy Land.

As the activities and teachings of Jesus reached their homeland in the North, the family began to come under their influence. To the Children of the Law of One, Jesus’ teachings were a balm to their weary souls and a beacon pointing the way to a forgotten consciousness and life. And when his blossoming ministry abruptly changed during the periods of Jesus’ trial and the Crucifixion, and then the subsequent reports that spread across the land as to what actually happened in the last hour of the Crucifixion – the reports of His rising again three days later and meeting with the disciples at the Sea of Tiberius – the entire family was caught up in wonderment and interest.

So Nimmuo, then barely sixteen years old, and her brother, who was now a leading minister in their church, set off to the south to learn everything they could about these reports. Nimmuo wanted to meet and talk with everyone who had come in contact with the Master. Because she and her brother traveled under the protection and support of the Romans, many along the way were skeptical of their true faith and loyalty to Israel and the Master’s teachings. However, the sincerity and faithfulness of these two northerners was genuine and quickly perceived by the people they visited who shared with them the many stories about the Master’s life and teachings.

They journeyed through the Holy Land, across the Sea of Galilee, down to those lands in Jordan through Perea to Bethany and the house of Martha, Mary and Lazarus, and then into the City of Jerusalem itself. They met Mary the Mother of Jesus and the rest of the family that had gathered under John’s roof as he had been instructed from the Cross.

In Bethany they heard the story about Mary Magdalene’s cleansing from her sins and Martha’s devotion and tireless efforts to care for everyone’s needs. Straight from Lazarus himself they heard about his death and his feelings and consciousness during the four days that his dead body lay in the tomb. He shared what it was like in the realms between Earth-life and Spirit-Life – how he had heard and felt the movement within himself when the Voice called, “Lazarus, come forth!”

All this affected Nimmuo to her very soul, making contact with those old sensations when she had been so close to her Creator, and leaving an imprint on her soul-memory forever.

She listened to the reports of how people had been healed by the laying on of His hands or merely His word spoken; how they had eaten bread that had been created by the word of the Teacher. She and her brother were forever changed by the recounting of these experiences, which kept them in rapt attention over and over again. Hearing these reports first-hand meant that Nimmuo and Lucius would be able to share these reports in great detail with their family, friends and church members back in Laodicea who until now had had to settle for translations through many tongues – meaning that much was always lost in the process.

However, these times of enlightenment and awakening were not to pass peacefully. The Romans began to move against this growing new group that they considered to be nothing more than troublemakers. Nimmuo was present at one such event when James, the brother of Jesus, was chosen as head of the new church along with Peter. She witnessed how the other James and his brother John, the sons of Zebedee, had so stirred the spirit of the crowds that the Romans became afraid of the mass meeting and attacked with swords drawn, killing James and many others during the riot, and eventually exiling John to Patmos. These two sons of Zebedee had long been called “the Sons of Thunder” and the Romans had had enough of them. From this moment on the followers of the humble Nazarene would be persecuted by the authorities.

With the scattering of the disciples and friends, Nimmuo and her brother returned to Laodicea and the other churches of the north. Here they both grew in power and position because of their travels, knowledge, and understanding about this great event. Deep within Nimmuo she felt the essence of those things she heard in the homes of Mary, Martha, Lazarus and the Mother. As so often in her previous lives, her soul yearned for the Spirit, for that soothing sense of the Divine Presence that she had always loved. Now, amid all the daily activities of this world and its limited perspective on life, she applied herself to the work that had begun many thousands of years earlier in that lost and forgotten land of Atlantis.

Remember,everyone with whom she presently associated had been involved with her in Atlantis and Egypt, and several lifetimes in between. Amilius, that soul who had been so attuned in the early periods that he committed himself to the rescue of the lost souls, was the very person they now called Jesus. In this Divine incarnation He prepared the final phase of salvation for all Earth-bound souls. He and the heavenly Father were one throughout this life; not separate. This showed to all who could still see with their spiritual, celestial eyes that reunion with the Creator could be done, thereby making it easier for others to do also. His words came from beyond the present world from the Universal Consciousness, our heavenly Father who created us in the very beginning:

“You are not of this world.” (John 3:12)

“Is it not written in your laws that you are gods? Yet you say… ‘Thou blasphemest’ because I say I am the Son of God.” (John 10:30-36)

“In my Father’s house are many mansions… I go to prepare a place for you…And where I go you know, and you know the way.” (John 14:2-4)

“I came forth from the Father and came into the world, now I leave the world and go to the Father.” (John 16:28)

“No man has ascended up to heaven but he that came down from heaven…” (John 3:13)

These words and the stories she heard on her journey through Jesus’ homelands filled Nimmuo’s soul with a new fervor and determination to continue with the work. Along with her brother and many others, she ministered to the needs of the people, particularly those involved in the church at Leodicea. And when the church was nearly destroyed from within by a severe difference of opinion on how best to judge what was right and what was wrong, Nimmuo’s serene and patient counsel kept the church from dividing in two. She seemed to sense the inner meaning of the teachings and never got lost in the many surface interpretations and dogmas to which man so often binds others once they are created.

This was not an easy time for this soul. She was surrounded by the very same souls who had seen her fall in Egypt, and many of them doubted her new-found inspiration, suspecting she would once again let them down. But they underestimated her determination to make things right with all those souls she had once failed. This was her opportunity and she seized it, snatching victory from out of the mouth of defeat. With all the wisdom and strength within her, she rose to the occasion and many other souls rose a little higher because of her. This was her soul’s finest hours.

She lived a long and fulfilling life and withdrew to the peace of the heavenly environs for a lengthy period of meditation, letting the truths of that incarnation permeate deeply into her consciousness.

 

Edgar Cayce’s ARE – Under the direction of a High Priest named Ra Ta, Egypt began to lead the world in social programs aimed at equality, personal transformation, and moral responsibility to others. Eventually, the Egyptian civilization was considered unsurpassed in the scientific history of the world and given credit for introducing the world to writing, medical science, irrigation, architecture, and nationalism.

Edgar Cayce stated that records of this once glorious civilization would one day be discovered in Egypt. In addition, the Edgar Cayce readings suggest that between 1958 and 1998 the world would again be presented with many of the same opportunities and challenges that faced the Atlanteans, eventually requiring humankind to remember its true spiritual nature as we head toward a new millennium of peace and hope.

http://www.edgarcayce.org/

http://www.edgarcayce.org/ps2/

http://www.edgarcayce.org/ps2/universal_christ_j_van_auken.html

http://www.edgarcayce.org/_AncientMysteriesTemp/bookofmormon.html

leila  soul’s  journey  arabic  chillout

http://www.4shared.com/audio/CBh97gfR/03_leila___souls_journey.html

Remembering Cat Stevens and Salman Rushdie

April 8, 2010

In 1976 Stevens nearly drowned off the coast of Malibu, California and claims to have shouted: “Oh God! If you save me I will work for you.” He says that right afterward a wave appeared and carried him back to shore. This brush with death intensified his long-held quest for spiritual truth. He had looked into “Buddhism, Zen, I Ching, Numerology, tarot cards and Astrology“. Stevens’ brother David Gordon brought him a copy of the Qur’an as a birthday gift from a trip to Jerusalem. Stevens took to it right away, and began to find peace with himself and began his transition to Islam.

During the time he was studying the Qur’an, he began to identify more and more with the name of Joseph, a man bought and sold in the market place, which is how he says he had increasingly felt within the music business. Regarding his conversion, in his 2006 interview with Alan Yentob, he stated, “to some people, it may have seemed like an enormous jump, but for me, it was a gradual move to this.” And, in a Rolling Stone Magazine interview, he reaffirmed this, saying, “I had found the spiritual home I’d been seeking for most of my life. And if you listen to my music and lyrics, like “Peace Train” and “On The Road To Find Out”, it clearly shows my yearning for direction and the spiritual path I was travelling.” Stevens had been seeking inner peace and spiritual answers throughout his career, and now believed he had found what he had been seeking.

Stevens formally converted to the Islamic religion on 23 December 1977, taking the name Yusuf Islam in 1978.

Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 21 July 1948), best known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British musician of Greek Cypriot and Swedish ancestry. He is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist and prominent convert to Islam.

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Cat Stevens’ hypocrisy about Salman Rushdie

On his personal spiritual website he wrote:

I never called for the death of Salman Rushdie; nor backed the Fatwa issued by the Ayatollah Khomeini–and still don’t. The book itself destroyed the harmony between peoples and created an unnecessary international crisis.

When asked about my opinion regarding blasphemy, I could not tell a lie and confirmed that–like both the Torah and the Gospel–the Qur’an considers it, without repentance, as a capital offense. The Bible is full of similar harsh laws if you’re looking for them. However, the application of such Biblical and Qur’anic injunctions is not to be outside of due process of law, in a place or land where such law is accepted and applied by the society as a whole…

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 (I would have a lot more respect for Yusuf Islam if he would admit that he was wrong and apologize. Maybe he fears for the safety of his wife and children. Or maybe he is a religious fanatic.)

    Favorite Album Sides (cont’d.)Tea for the TillermanTea for the Tillerman is an album by singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. This album, Stevens’ second during 1970, includes many of Stevens’ most well-known songs including “Where Do the Children Play?,” “Hard Headed Woman,” “Wild World,” “Sad Lisa,” “Into White” and “Father and Son.”

    Side one

    1.”Where Do the Children Play?” – 3:52
    2.”Hard Headed Woman” – 3:47
    3.”Wild World” – 3:20
    4.”Sad Lisa” – 3:45
    5.”Miles from Nowhere” – 3:37

    Side two

    1.”But I Might Die Tonight” – 1:53
    2.”Longer Boats” – 3:12
    3.”Into White” – 3:24
    4.”On the Road to Find Out” – 5:08
    5.”Father and Son” – 3:41
    6.”Tea for the Tillerman” – 1:01

     http://www.4shared.com/file/253993604/b851b893/01_Where_Do_The_Children_Play_.html

    http://www.4shared.com/file/253994695/83430bf5/02_Hard_Headed_Woman.html

    http://www.4shared.com/file/253995435/c2945074/03_Wild_World.html

    http://www.4shared.com/file/253995948/fbbc295d/04_Sad_Lisa.html

    http://www.4shared.com/file/253996944/e0bfca98/05_Miles_From_Nowhere.html

Bury My Body

April 5, 2010

Bury my body
Lord, I don’t care where they…
Bury my body
Lord, I don’t care where they…
Bury my body
Cause my soul is gonna live
With God, oh, oh, oh yeah
Bury my body
Lord, I don’t care where they…
Bury my body
Lord, I don’t care where they…
Bury my body
Cause my soul is gonna live
With God, oh, oh, oh yeah
Lead me Jesus, lead me
Why don’t you lead me in the middle of the air
And if my wings should fail me
Won’t you provide me with another pair
Please God I don’t care where they…
Bury my body
Lord, I don’t care where they…
Bury my body
Cause my soul is gonna live
With God, oh, oh, oh yeah
I said alright
You know it’s alright
It’s alright, c’mon…
Bury my body
Lord, I don’t care where they…
Bury my body
Lord, I don’t care where they…
Bury my body
Cause my soul is gonna live
With God, oh, oh, oh yeah
Lead me Jesus, lead me
Why don’t you lead me in the middle of the air
And if my wings should fail me
Won’t you provide me with another pair
Please God I don’t care where they…
Bury my body
Lord, I don’t care where they…
Bury my body
Cause my soul is gonna live
With God
I said hey, baby,
My soul, my soul, my soul
Is gonna live, live with God
My soul, my soul, my soul, my soul
Is gonna live, live with God

Kooper Sessions

Al Kooper introduces Shuggie Otis

CS 9951 Columbia

Side One: Bury my Body; Double or Nothing; One Room Country Shack; Looking for a Home

Side Two: Slow Goonbash Blues; Shuggie’s Old Time; Shuggie’s Shuffle

Kooper Session is the second-in-line of the Super Session albums featuring singer-songwriter Al Kooper. Joining Kooper in the guitar slot is 15-year-old phenomenon Shuggie Otis, son of legendary rhythm and blues pioneer Johnny Otis.

Divided into two halves, “The Songs” (a quartet of arranged gospel and rhythm and blues tracks) and “The Blues” (a trio of improvised blues tracks), the album, like Super Session before it, was quickly recorded and featured short, succinct tracks (“Double or Nothing”, “One Room Country Shack”) and fluid, drawn out jams highlighting the talents of the artists (“12:15 Slow Goonbash Blues”, “Bury My Body”).

From Kooper Session, Al Kooper belts it out on piano and vocals with 15-yr. old Shuggie Otis on guitar. Shuggie’s the son of the legendary rhythm & blues pioneer, Johnny Otis. Recorded in 1969 and released the following year.

http://www.4shared.com/file/257812619/68242e7d/01_Bury_My_Body.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/257812859/6d6c673/02_Double_or_Nothing.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/257814149/35779361/03_One_Room_Country_Shack.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/257814976/80f68c8b/04_Lookin_for_a_Home.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/257815763/5ba5032a/05_12_15_Slow_Goonbash_Blues.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/257816199/2ad025a7/06_Shuggie_s_Old_Time_Dee_Di_L.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/257817171/234e77e/07_Shuggie_s_Shuffle.html

He is Risen!

April 5, 2010

“Do not be afraid, for I am with you everyday until the end of time.”  

These words were spoken by Jesus to His disciples after His resurrection, when He appeared to them before ascending to His Father. 

Although these words are few, the meaning they carry is great.

Precious Angel

Precious angel, under the sun,
How was I to know you’d be the one
To show me I was blinded, to show me I was gone
How weak was the foundation I was standing upon? 

Now there’s spiritual warfare and flesh and blood breaking down.
Ya either got faith or ya got unbelief and there ain’t no neutral ground.
The enemy is subtle, how be it we are so deceived
When the truth’s in our hearts and we still don’t believe? 

Shine your light, shine your light on me
Shine your light, shine your light on me
Shine your light, shine your light on me
Ya know I just couldn’t make it by myself.
I’m a little too blind to see. 

My so-called friends have fallen under a spell.
They look me squarely in the eye and they say, “All is well.”
Can they imagine the darkness that will fall from on high
When men will beg God to kill them and they won’t be able to die? 

Sister, lemme tell you about a vision I saw.
You were drawing water for your husband, you were suffering under the law.
You were telling him about Buddha, you were telling him about Mohammed
in the same breath.
You never mentioned one time the Man who came and died a criminal’s death. 

Shine your light, shine your light on me
Shine your light, shine your light on me
Shine your light, shine your light on me
Ya know I just couldn’t make it by myself.
I’m a little too blind to see. 

Precious angel, you believe me when I say
What God has given to us no man can take away.
We are covered in blood, girl, you know our forefathers were slaves.
Let us hope they’ve found mercy in their bone-filled graves. 

You’re the queen of my flesh, girl, you’re my woman, you’re my delight,
You’re the lamp of my soul, girl, and you torch up the night.
But there’s violence in the eyes, girl, so let us not be enticed
On the way out of Egypt, through Ethiopia, to the judgment hall of Christ. 

Shine your light, shine your light on me
Shine your light, shine your light on me
Shine your light, shine your light on me
Ya know I just couldn’t make it by myself.
I’m a little too blind to see. 

Bob Dylan lyrics: 

  

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