07 December, 2010
I read today that scientists have found an arsenic eating life form not in space or on another planet but right here on Earth.
This 'alien' style life form has been found in a Californian lake. It's a bacteria, but the unusual thing is that the bug has the ability to thrive on arsenic, one of the most toxic elements on our planet. Seemingly it can incorporate arsenic into it's DNA, thus making it part of its living being.
Scientists are getting their knickers in a twist about this as, if one alien life form exists, it's likely there are others.
Dr. Felisa Wolfe-Simon of Arizona State University said, "Our findings are a reminder that life as we know it could be much more flexible than we assume or imagine. If something on Earth can do something so unexpected, what else can life do?
The bacteria that has been discovered, CFAJ-1, were found in the arsenic ridden Mono Lake. They can live like any normal life form but when necessary can switch to another mode of life which relies on arsenic.
So if we take (1) an arsenic eating life form and (2) the thought that there are many more stars than previously believed - perhaps three septillion (a three followed by 24 zeroes) then there must surely be life forms out there, with the likelihood that they are completely different to us.
Wonder if all of this is a drip, drip of information building us up to one great big hit as life on another planet is revealed?
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06 December, 2010
Re-embodiment manifests in all planes, upon all worlds and planets. That we may comprehend it better let us look at the action of this law in the several kingdoms on this world of ours.
Starting with the mineral kingdom we find there the lowest expression of embodied consciousness on this planet, and as typical of that kingdom we will consider the action of this law on coal.
Take some of the coal and burn it. What is the result? The hard black mass becomes changed into ash and gas. The ash returns to the earth whence it came and again forms earth; and the gas which was liberated by the burning comes into contact with the atmosphere under its new condition and becomes separated into its four component parts we cal oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and carbon.
The oxygen and hydrogen unite and descend again to earth as water. The nitrogen and carbon unite and form the tissues of a plant, and again you find the original elements united, with consciousness embodied in the new form, which is now a plant.
Passing on to the vegetable kingdom here we see the same law manifesting, but in a more pronounced manner; for as consciousness becomes more individualised more of God's plans must be manifested through it.
As winter approaches, the life force, which is the animating principle of vegetation, passes down to the roots. The leaves fall to the ground and the consciousness which manifested throughout the plant withdraws itself from the external to the internal, and lies dormant and resting, waiting for the impulse which comes with Spring to awaken and arouse it again into action - to bring it into the external - that man's heart may be gladdened by the beauty of its expression.
As the life force rises slowly from root to branch in the bush or tree, we see the law at work bringing forth new forms of life in the shape of leaf and bud and we know that re-embodiment is taking place among the shrubs and grasses and trees.
In the bulb family this same law works. The life force sinks into the tiny bulb at the beginning of Autumn, and there it lies in silence and in darkness, within that tiny sphere, till the soft breath of Spring warms and raises its vibrations and arouses within its centre a desire again to express itself, to appear once more in a newer more beautiful form than that of the bulb.
And so it begins to re-clothe itself; it draws from earth and air such chemicals as it needs to give material expression to its beautiful soul or self and 'behold the lilies of the field; they toil not neither do they spin, yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these,' in its re-embodiment.
Passing on to the animal kingdom we find the tadpole and caterpillar. Both of these little creatures are good examples of the working of this law. They are individual consciousnesses; and before our eyes the tadpole gradually changes its from until it has a distinctly different body from the one it first had. Yet the new frog body that can leap and swim and croak is animated by the same consciousness that animated the wriggling little tadpole.
The caterpillar, having a limited and loathsome form, desires a fuller and a better expression of itself and passes into a stupor or sleep. Then slowly its old atoms give place to new, which build a better form, until at last the same consciousness which crawled and crept upon the earth re-clothes itself, and with wings of a golden hue it soars from earth to air.
And the re-embodiment of the butterfly from the caterpillar is not only an illustration of the working law of re-embodiment, but it is typical of the evolution of the soul or mind of man which rises from the lowest depths of ignorance or so-called sin to manhood and to godhood.
The same is law is operative in the higher forms of animal life and in the life of man; for a law that is a law of nature must persist throughout the Universe.
The fact that we do not see the operation of the law is no proof that the law has ceased to act. Nor is the fact that this law manifests differently in different kingdoms and forms evidence of the limitation or non-existence of the law.
Every law manifests each class or forms alike, but differs in its manifestation in different classes of forms because the consciousness within the form restricts but does not prevent manifestation.
For example, the law of gravity manifests the same in all iron, but manifests differently in different kingdoms and substance.
Individualised consciousness not only re-embodies itself constantly during earth life, but it re-embodies itself after it drops its entire body.
During the space of every seven years man undergoes a complete change of body. Is he not therefore in the process or re-embodying himself by this constant renewal of his atoms?
According to his rates of vibration or as his thoughts are elevated or debased does he draw new atoms into himself. And after he has dropped one physical body that he has drawn to himself is it surprising that he should have the power to draw to himself another?
Is the fact that men do not remember their their past lives a proof that they did not formerly exist? If so the majority of men did not exist between the first and third years of their present lives nor in a prenatal condition.
The Occultists say that man does remember his past lives when his subjective mind controls his objective mind - and can function through it - for in the subjective is stored the memories of past experiences. What we call 'conscience' is but this memory of past experiences warning us not to repeat former follies and mistakes.
... Richard Ingalese then goes on to answer the question: What becomes of man between the times of his embodiments or incarnations? But that's another subject.
05 December, 2010
One newspaper wheeled out a Professor of Psychology to explain how past life regression isn't all it seems to be - see here.
The Professor explained what 'really' happens to people undergoing past life regression:
"They're experiencing what psychologists call 'cryptomnesia', which literally means hidden memories - but they're not memories from another life, just ones from way back in their present one.
Yes it is bunkum, but for the person who goes through it, I can see how they might find it extremely convincing. They produce an account made up of past experiences from all different sources, which they have forgotten - films, books, conversations - all of which are woven together to make a very elaborate and compelling 'memory.'
It's been found that a particular type of personality is very prone to being able to produce detailed accounts of past lives under hypnosis. They tend to be very imaginative, articulate and interesting people."
So there you go reincarnation is rubbish, a Professor has spoken! But, of course, he's wrong. In tomorrow's post I'll put forward the case for reincarnation from a book by Richard Ingalese, The History and Power of Mind.
This book is over 100 years old and was perhaps one of the first I ever read about mind, reincarnation, visualisation and so on. This was way back when I was in my late teens and you could say it altered my view on life and started my search to try and discover what life is really all about.
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03 December, 2010
In the mid 1600s a Puritan writer, Nehemiah Wallington, kept a diary in which he detailed, amongst other things, the witch trials of Manningtree in England. The 350 year old book (photo above) is now to be made public by the Manchester University's John Rylands Library who are digitising the diary.
The story of the trials and the witch hunt were dramatised in the controversial film The Witchfinder General staring Vincent Price as Matthew Hopkins.
Matthew Hopkin's dreadful witch hunts across East Anglia resulted in more than 100 women being put to death. The trials at Manningtree were the most notorious in a savage campaign.
In March 1645 Hopkins questioned a suspected witch, Elizabeth Clarke. She was examined for devil's marks such as warts, moles or bits of extra skin that were declared to be 'teats' to give suckle to imps.
Not surprisingly Clarke broke down and named other women including Anne West and her daughter Rebecca. The women were taken to the cells in Colchester Castle for questioning. Rebecca confessed and implicated her mother and others, thus saving herself from hanging.
According to Nehemiah Wallington's diary this is Rebecca's story:
"... Shortly after when she was going to bed the Devil appeared unto her again in the shape of a handsome young man, saying that he came to marry her.
Asked by the Judge whether she ever had carnal copulation with the Devil she confessed she had. She was very desirous to confess all she knew, which accordingly she did where upon the rest were apprehended and sent unto the Geole (jail).
She further affirmed that when she was going to the Grand Inquest she said she would confess nothing if they pulled her to pieces with pincers.
Asked the reason by the Gentle man she said she found herself in such extremity of torture and amazement, that she would not endure it again for the world.
When she looked upon the ground she saw herself encompassed in flames of fire and as soon as she was separated from her mother the tortures and the flames began to cease whereupon she then confessed all she knew.
As soon as her confession was fully ended she found her contience so satisfied and disburdened of all tortures she thought herself the happiest creature in the world."
On a much lighter note I snapped this sign on a car I saw parked this morning:
02 December, 2010
He is noted for his love of flying, which he has pursued since the age of 17. He is now 73.
Richard Bach was flying in a rare biplane, a Detroit-Parks P-2A Speedster, of which only eight were ever built. At the time he was barnstorming in the US Midwest. He loaned this to a friend who managed to upend the plane as he came in to land. He said of this, at the time, "They were able to fix everything except for one strut. That repair looked hopeless because of the rarity of the required part."
As he was pondering the problem a man, who owned a hangar nearby, came and asked if he could help. He said they could have any bits and pieces stored in his hangar. Bach explained what it was he wanted. The man walked over to a pile of junk and pointed to the exact part which was required!
Richard said of this, "The odds against our breaking the biplane in a little town that happened to be the home to a man with the forty year old part to repair it; the odds that he would be on the scene when the event happened; the odds we'd push the plane right next to his hangar, within 10 feet of the part we needed - the odds were so high that coincidence was a foolish answer."
Sometimes things work out perfectly.
I thought I would also include a few interesting quotes from Richard Bach's books:
"Nothing happens by chance, my friend... No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, we may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long."
Nothing by Chance: A Gypsy Pilot's Adventures in Modern America (1969)
"You have no birthday because you have always lived; you were never born, and never will die. You are not the child of the people you call mother and father, but their fellow-adventurer on a bright journey to understand the things that are."
There's No Such Place As Far Away (1978)
"Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding."
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970)
"A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion... this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons."
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
"As long as we believe in sequential time, we see becoming, instead of being. Beyond time, we're all one."
The Bridge Across Forever (1984)
Richard Bach Books On Amazon USA
Richard Bach Books Amazon UK
01 December, 2010
The first update being about The Reincarnation Of Phil Collins. The Daily Mail took up this story on November 26th and enlarged on the subject. If you go to their site you'll find a photo of Phil wearing a Davy Crockett style hat!
It appears that the person who got Phil into the Alamo reincarnation theme was Carolyn Raine, a documentary producer with a 'psychic bent'. She met the musician in San Antonio and 'thought he was so intense in his Alamo interest he must have been there in a previous life.'
Carolyn used her pendulum to dowse the names across the 199 Alamo defenders. She came to the conclusion from this that he was previously John W Smith a horseback courier. Smith went on to become the mayor of San Antonio.
Carolyn described what happened when she told Phil about him being Smith, "Phil was like everyone else I told. He looked quizzical. Then he went, 'Oh my God. The very first thing I bought was a receipt from John W Smith when he had to sell his saddle. It's my most prized possession.' I didn't know until then that he had the receipt.
He told me that his kids have told him that he was there at the Alamo. Children are most close to past life experiences, they lose that as they get older. Phil said his kids knew."
You can read the Daily Mail's full story here.
The second update is with reference to Grandfather's Bugle Found On Market Stall.
Mervyn kindly took the trouble to look up the Grandfather's army records - he was called Daniel Clay. It's always good to verify that the facts of a story are correct. You may remember that Daniel Clay was killed at the battle of the Somme in 1916 and his 73 year old grandson found his bugle on a market stall a few weeks back. The bugle was believed to have been lost in the battle.
My thanks to Mervyn for his help with this. Here is Drummer Daniel Clay's record:
Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment/Service: York and Lancaster Regiment
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 (Note to USA readers this is 1st of July)
Service No: 13202
Additional information: Son of John Henry and Agnes Clay, of 21, Silver St., Thrybergh, Rotherham; husband of Harriet Clay, of Dalton Brook, Rotherham.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL