02 September, 2014

The Wisdom Of The Greek Magical Papyri And More Earthy Things

Train tracks

It's sometimes said that when someone is on a spiritual path or journey a Teacher or Master will appear when the time is right. The Greek Magical Papyri (Papyri Graecae Magicae) has a slightly differing slant on this:

"Open your eyes and you will see that the door has been opened and the world of the gods lies within; and your spirit, rejoicing in this vision, will find itself drawn onwards and upwards. Now pause awhile and draw the divine essence into yourself, your eyes fixed upon the light. And when you are ready, say 'Approach Lord'. With these words, the light will shine on you and as you gaze into its centre, you will behold a god, very young and exquisitely formed. His hair will be like the sun and his tunic as white as snow."

In other words, to quote David Conway, "That god is within yourself. To discover him is to know that you are not - and never have been - completely alone."

The materials in the papyri date from the 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD and they offer many spells and magical instructions, not all as lofty as discovering a Teacher. Some are quite earthy, for want of a better word. For example, there is a love spell:

Love Spell
"Aphrodite's Name, which becomes known to No One quickly, is NEPHERIE'RI - this is the name. If you wish to win a woman who is beautiful, be pure for 3 days, make an offering of frankincense, and call this Name over it. You approach the woman and say it seven times in your Soul as you gaze at her, and in this way it will succeed. But do this for 7 days."

After the woman has been 'enchanted' the papyri goes on to tell (the man) how to copulate a lot:

"Grind up fifty tiny Pinecones with 2 ozs. of Sweet Wine and two Pepper Grains and drink it."

And if you (the man again) want to ensure you are fit for purpose, so to speak, you should should:

"... Grind up a Pepper with some Honey and coat your Thing."

I'd better leave it there, but if you should want to read more of the Papyri Graecae Magicae there is a 159 page pdf available for free here.

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01 September, 2014

Top 10 Posts For August: White Doves, Aliens, White Feathers, Coincidences, Mysteries, 1914 Adverts

1914 advert for Bryant & May's matches
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Another month has passed us by so here are the Top 10 most viewed posts on 67 Not Out for the month of August 2014. It always amazes me how some of my older posts are visited over and over and now have hundreds of thousands hits, one of them has had over one and a quarter million. It's good, therefore, to see a few new entries into the Top 10 for this month.

1. The White Dove As A Messenger Of The Dead
Finally I went in the back door of my house. I looked out the window and this one lone white dove was still on the front steps at 4pm and 5pm and 6pm. At 7pm that night I received an urgent phone call ... Read full post

2. He Felt Dirty After Being With The Aliens
Bill Herrmann claims that he was carried on a tubular beam of blue-green light into a flying saucer. He was then examined by aliens from another star system and afterwards ... Read full post

3. The Meaning Of White Feathers As Messages From The Dead
I'm returning to the subject of white feathers today and their meaning. Since first writing about this I think I've had more emails on the subject than anything else. By white feathers I mean how they can often be found following a loved ones death. Read full post

4. The Telegram That Told Of A Death
A couple of days ago I published a post about our modern use of computers and phones. This reminded me of the contrast with a telegram I have from 1940, which I found following my mother's death. In 1940 ... Read full post

5. Top 10 Coincidence And Synchronicity Stories When I started this blog the theme was mostly coincidences and synchronicity. Since then I've wandered off into other directions but it's back to basics today. The following are the Top 10 Coincidence and Synchronicity Stories ... Read full post

Skeleton from the Crete Minoan period
See Number 9: Skeleton from the Crete Minoan period
6. Married Couple In The Same Photo As Children
Young newly weds Alex and Donna Voutsinas were looking through some of Donna's old photos from when she was a child and came across one of her at Disney World. Nothing too unusual about this, you may say ... Read full post

7. The Mystery Of The Mouse Triangle
We had a recent trip away but, before we went, a Mouse Triangle began to take form. Two days before going we found a dead mouse on our driveway. I moved the mouse in a respectful way. The following day there was a further dead ... Read full post

8. Ghostly Rye: The Most Haunted Town In England
One of the most atmospheric and ghostly places I have visited is the town of Rye on England's south coast. Some claim it is the most haunted place in the UK and on a visit it's possible to see why this is. Last year my wife and I were staying in a 15th century cottage ... Read full post

9. The Mysterious Skull With The Golden Wreath Of Protection
I photographed this skull with a gold wreath while in Crete. It was discovered while excavations were taking place and is believed to have been that of an athlete. In the second large photo below a coin is also shown which was found inside the skull's mouth. This is a silver ... Read full story

10. 1914 Adverts At The Start Of World War I
1914 saw the start of World War 1. Britain declared war on Germany on August 4th. But I wondered what was being advertised in the newspapers and magazines at that time. Here are a few 1914 adverts - the first was an obvious one: Join ... Read full post

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30 August, 2014

The Celtic Cosmos Of Infusing Worlds

Celtic Benediction

My best friend, who died, came to mind while I was reading something about Celtic Britain. I thought no more about this and, after I'd finished what I was reading, I pulled out another book from my shelves about Chinese Yoga - wasn't too sure why.

I opened it up and a card fell out - as shown above - with a Celtic Benediction. The strange thing is that it was my friend's wife who had given me this, following his death. I was wondering what had happened to it!

So life sometimes passes along in a kind of pattern with one thing leading or linking to another - pretty much as does the Celtic view of the Cosmos where there are three realms:

THE HUMAN WORLD: This, as the name suggests, is the world of the Humans and also of Nature and Life. The Self, while in The Human World, is accompanied by a body, and its perceptions are determined by the natural senses. It is said that humans can learn awareness of the eternal Self while incarnate and thereby gain some understanding of the inter-penetrating, immortal existence in the Land of the Living.

THE FAIRY REALM: The world of the Gods and Goddesses and Ancestors. The Other-world of the Fairies infuses the Human World at all times with is power and numinosity. It can be a seductive and dangerous place. It is the view of the Land of the Living provided by the physical senses.

THE LAND OF THE LIVING: The Land of Youth, Women, the Blessed Ones. The dwelling place of the eternal Self when it is not with a body. This realm infuses, surrounds and contains the Human World. It is infinite, knowing no corporal, spatial, or temporal limit.

Okay, that's it: worlds or realms appear to merge or overlap at times, so this would explain why we may be able to see, or have messages from those who have gone before - and may even be able to see a fairy or similar creature if we are observant.

But, whatever, deep peace to you.

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29 August, 2014

The Cornish Bakers Weird Coincidence

Cornish Pasties

A coincidence story today, with thanks, from 67 Not Out reader Frank Welsh. There doesn't seem to be any great meaning to the story but perhaps there is something underneath that Frank will realise at a later date.

"Here's a coincidence for you Mike. I was serving a woman customer in my Cornish bakers shop. I felt I knew her from somewhere, there was a definite familiarity about her appearance. I was thinking I must have seen her before, but I was wrong as she was a tourist down from Birmingham and was staying in a nearby Guest House.

We carried on talking and I told her I lived in Bristol as a child. "Oh," she said, "My parents have just moved to Bristol." I went on to tell her the number and the road where I had lived. I was surprised at her reply she said, "That's right."

I asked her if she knew the address. She looked at me strangely and said, "Well yes, that's where my parents are now living, but how did you know?" Of course I didn't know. It was just weird that her parents had moved into the very same house where I had lived as a child.

We both agreed this was a big coincidence and chatted on for a while longer, until her husband came looking for her. She may have looked familiar to me but there was no other connection between us. The only link was that her parents are now living in the exact same house where I lived some thirty years ago.

Weird or what?"

~ Frank Welsh

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28 August, 2014

Sammy Rescues Lucy From The Dinosaurs At Eden

Fun at Eden Project Cornwall

As Sammy made his way through the undergrowth he heard a deep roar and knew something was dreadfully wrong. It sounded like a dinosaur was on the prowl and his suspicions were confirmed.

Dinosaur at Eden, St Austell

Sammy was worried about his sister, Lucy, and realised she was alone and no doubt frightened.

Lucy at Eden

There had been a dreadful battle that day and one of the dinosaurs had fallen to the ground.

Dinosaurs at Eden Project, St Austell

While the bigger dinosaur looked at his prey ...

Two dinosaurs at Eden, Cornwall

... Sammy donned his protective glasses and set off to rescue Lucy.

Sammy at Eden Project, Cornwall

The dinosaur glanced at Sammy and Lucy, as they both ran away to safety, but was too slow to follow them.

Dinosaur at Eden Project, Cornwall

Lucy was safe, thanks to Sammy, and soon forgot her ordeal ...

Luct at Eden, St Austell

 ... and chuckled herself silly as Sammy the hero made her laugh.

Sammy having lunch at Eden, Cornwall

The photos were taken at the Eden Project in Cornwall. Sammy and Lucy are my wonderful grandchildren. I have previously published several posts about Eden including:
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Photos: © Mike Perry

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27 August, 2014

Girls Married Brothers And Each Has Four Sons And Three Daughters

A quickie coincidence story today, which shows how family lives are often intertwined. I was drawn to this example as one of the sisters mentioned lives in Perry Highway (my surname being Perry).

The Hills sisters - Marie and Dolores got married, as girls do - but they married brothers: Joseph and Clarence Osterrieder.

Following their weddings, and a lack of birth control, children started to arrive for both families. By 1957 Marie and Joseph had four boys and two girls whereas Dolores and Clarence had three of each.

However fate played a role as the sisters both gave birth once more - and just a few hours apart (of course!). Dolores had another boy and Marie gave both to a girl. This balanced things up nicely as each family then had four sons and three daughters. On this count they all decided enough was enough.

The husbands Joe and Clarence both worked for the H.J.Heinz Company and were both employed as foremen. Oh, and I didn't mention that both couples chose to marry in the month of May.

Okay, nothing too stupendous, but that's life at times. It's when we look at life as a whole that we sometimes realise the influences and synchronicity that may have helped us along the way.

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26 August, 2014

He Felt Dirty After Being With The Aliens

Inside an alien UFO or craft

Bill Herrmann claims that he was carried on a tubular beam of blue-green light into a flying saucer, this was on March 18, 1978. He was then examined by aliens from another star system and afterwards dropped off, terrified, in a field several miles from home.

About a year later he obeyed a telepathic summons from the same humanoid creatures and met the craft for another trip up the blue-green beam and into space.

Herrmann has been hypnotised several times to help him remember his experience.

He first saw the saucers or UFOs in late 1977, but in March 1978 he watched a metal disc, about 60 feet in diameter, as it manouvered near his home north-west of Charleton, USA.

Herrmann told the Herald-Journal in 1981:

"It [the flying saucer] dropped abruptly from the sky. Suddenly it was right in front of me. I fell backward. The next thing I knew there was light all round me, green and blue, and I felt myself being tugged upward.

I couldn't remember anything. I didn't know where I was. A terrible fear came over me and I stood weeping for what seemed a long time. I felt dirty. I felt like I can't describe it. I felt like I had been around something I shouldn't have been around."

Under hypnosis he recalled an examining table within the flying saucer, also flashing lights and creatures who looked like human fetuses with enlarged heads and eyes. They had spongy white skin and wore rust coloured jumpsuits. They were about 4.5 feet tall.

Bill Herrmann under hypnotic regression
Bill Herrmann under hypnotic regression
Herrmann also tells of a further visitation. On April 21 1979 he claims a pair of aliens materialised briefly in his home. Then on May 16th he saw the spacecraft again from his home and received a telepathic message that he was to meet them at a nearby industrial estate.

Once at the rendezvous a blue-green tube of light again carried him inside the craft and he found himself on the examining table. Herrmann said of this, "I felt repelled by their appearance. But I felt inferior in their presense."

The aliens/occupants of the craft told him that they were from a world near twin stars, more than 30 light years away, where their entire civilisation was devoted to interstellar exploration.

Herrmann claims the saucer/craft travelled to Florida. Here they whizzed him past the Kennedy Centre and showed delight at the primitive vehicles on the ground.

He went on to say that the aliens told him that Earth governments had resisted attempts at friendly contact, but they insisted they meant no harm and their purpose would eventually be made clear.

And that is Herrmann's story. Below is a YouTube video of one of his hypnotic regressions. It's quite lengthy.

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