Wednesday, February 29
I wondered who Kirsan Ilyumzhinov actually was or is. I discovered that he is a former head of the Buddhist Kalykia region in southern Russia and is the elected head of the World Chess Federation. He is a millionaire and his heroes are Genghis Khan, the Dalai Lama and Bobby Fischer and ... he has been abducted by aliens!
Yes, a Russian politician, who has openly given interviews about UFOs and being abducted.
His abduction happened on September 17th, 1997 when aliens appeared on his Moscow apartment balcony travelling via a transparent tube. He is quoted as saying:
"I was reading my book, watching television and had almost fallen asleep. Then I felt that someone was calling. I would not have believed it, if I had not had three witnesses—my driver, my minister and my aide. The extraterrestrials put a yellow spacesuit on me. They gave me a tour of the spaceship and showed me the command center. I felt very comfortable with them."
He also told UK's Guardian newspaper, "They took me from my apartment and we went aboard their ship. We flew to some kind of star. They put a spacesuit on me, told me many things and showed me around. They wanted to demonstrate that UFOs do exist."
A further quote of his, about the aliens, said, "They are people like us. They have the same mind, the same vision. I talked with them, I understand that we are not alone in this whole world. We are not unique. I am not a crazy man. But after I gave the first interview to Radio Freedom in Russian five years ago, thousands - not hundred - thousands of people wrote me letters and called me on the phone saying, ‘Kirsan, you are a politician and you aren’t afraid to speak about it.'"
Ilyumzhinov also believes that chess may have come from space: "My theory is that chess comes from space. Why? Because the same rules, 64 squares black and white and same rules in Japan, in China, in Qatar, in Mongolia, in Africa. The rules are the same. Why? I think it seems maybe it is from space."
Okay, UFOs and aliens, why not? But chess from outer space, now that's stretching it a bit, isn't it ... bishops, castles, knights ... no, surely not.
Further UFO Posts:
Alien Precious Metal Plates Found Under A Crop Circle
Mystery Of The Angel Hair Left Behind By UFOs
Classic Photos Of Spirits And UFOs
Tuesday, February 28
Lorna Byrne from Ireland has been seeing angels since she was a small child. In fact, when young, she was so preoccupied with them that doctors considered that she may well be 'retarded' - an unpleasant word sometimes used at the time.
According to Lorna there are millions of angels and - because most of us don't call on them for help and assistance - many of them are sitting about with nothing to do. Perhaps we should put this right!
So what do these angels look like? Well, it seems, they might be golden or blue or any colour, other than black and they come in all different sizes and can be male or female.
Angels tend to glow but I was disappointed to hear that they don't necessarily have wings. I've always thought of angels as being synonymous with wings.
Now, again according to Lorna, we all have our own guardian angel who only looks after us as individuals and these tend to appear like a column of light.
These guardian angels have the ability to call on all sorts of other angels for even the most mundane of assistance like, say, when we have a problem with the car or the household plumbing. There are others that will be there for us at more important times: during medical problems and surgical operations.
Angels place an invisible shawl around the shoulders of long married couples. If the relationship then slips into difficulties it will because the shawl has slipped and needs putting back in place.
Angels also do a spot of match making for the unattached if needed. These angels of love pair off couples by putting a golden thread around them and they don't just confine this to heterosexuals. Same sex couples get the same help.
Many people will mock the very thought of angels but lets open our minds and think that this may just be possible. I'm sure we've all heard tales of how a guardian angel has plucked someone to safety in an emergency or something similar.
In all honesty I don't communicate with angels myself directly but there again perhaps I do. If something goes missing, for an example, I often ask nobody in particular to help me find the item. I'd say words similar to: 'Please help me find my keys.' And when whatever it is, is found I say, 'thanks,' while looking upwards. No idea where I got this habit from, it's just with me.
I use the same procedure if the car breaks down or I'm lost. I'll ask for help to fix the car or with finding the way I should be going. So perhaps the angels have and do help me at times.
I've always believed in life: if you don't ask, you don't get. And I remember back in my management days I'd say: if you don't tell, you won't sell. Though that's something different from asking angels, who knows what we could achieve with the help of the angels - but if we don't ask ...
Book: A Message of Hope from the Angels by Lorna Byrne
Short three minute video: An Interview With Lorna Byrne
Monday, February 27
I wasn't sure what to write today but was handed the following which, I'm told, is part of the Freemasons initiation into the Third Degree of a Master Mason. It is the Solemn Obligation of a Master Mason, and is only a small part of the complete process.
I thought it may be of interest to readers, especially the promise in the final paragraph.
Hitler And His Divining Rod For Dark Forces
The Lessons Of The Bees As A Symbol
Cornwall Photos on "Mike's Cornwall" Blog
Sunday, February 26
One day a middle-aged Jewish man named Leo hears from his son attending university, "I've decided to become a Christian, Dad," the boy tells him.
Leo panics. "What do I do?" he asks himself. The only thing he can think of is to call his rabbi.
"Funny you should come to me with this problem, Leo," says the rabbi. "Not two years ago my son comes to me with the same speech. I had no idea what to do. I panicked, and the only thing I could think to do was to go to God."
"What message do you think you got from God?" asks Leo.
The rabbi laughed, "God said to me, 'Funny you should come to me with this problem ...'"
More humour posts:
An Atheist With Nowhere To Go
Make Me One With Everything
Saturday, February 25
Some of us visualise or create an image when we want to attract something or other into our lives. Others do an evocation ritual to gain a similar affect.
This post is about a Welsh woman, I'll call her Gwen, who wanted to learn more about alchemy. Okay she could have done a Google search but she wanted something more personal and meaningful. So she chose to perform a magical ritual.
The invocation was to Sophiel, a lunar spirit, who has been described as one who 'teacheth the knowledge of herb and stone.'
Gwen carried out the ritual on a Monday at the full moon which is, supposedly, a good time to contact lunar spirits. Unfortunately nothing happened. No lunar spirit materialised so she simply asked for help in interpreting alchemical texts. Still no immediate response or flash of thunder, or whatever else should happen on such an occasion.
However, exactly nine weeks later to the day, Gwen was at a conference. Afterwards an elderly American gentleman walked straight up to her and her opening words were, "Are you interested in Alchemy?"
A coincidence some will say, but Gwen would answer that 9 is the Lunar number of the cabbala (kabbala).
The elderly American gentleman and Gwen met up the next day and he spent twenty-four hours helping her understand the subject - and, yes, I'm still talking about alchemy! He also put her in touch with a group of practical alchemists.
So Gwen's ritual did work. As to whether she would have got the same result with visualisation or something similar is debatable. Some will say that it was a chance meeting but there is also a saying that when the time is right the teacher will find us.
Friday, February 24
I came across an interview given by author David Conway. He wrote, amongst others, a very informative book called Magic: An Occult Primer which I read in the early 1970s. I still have the book today and, in the post Magic Talisman Attracts Money, I tell of how talismans I made - following David's instructions - attracted lots of money to my wife and myself.
Anyway, in the interview, David talks of an experience he had as a child.
"Every night after my mother put me to bed, two elderly ladies would appear at my bedside. The taller one would stand back a little, while her companion made a big show of nodding and smiling and blowing kisses in my direction. At some point one of them, usually the taller woman, would lean over and tickle me.
Every evening without fail, thin, bony fingers would reach down and begin the same relentless tickling while I, powerless to stop it, thrashed about in bed.
Throughout it all my tormentor's expression stayed blank, disconcertingly so, with no hint of a smirk or scowl, just a mindless, unflinching resolve. Apparently my screams could be heard outside in the street.
Night after night my parents would try to persuade me it was all a bad dream, but some weeks later I was taken off to see our elderly family doctor."
David explained to the doctor what he saw:
"I went on to describe them in detail and even provided him with their names, as well as diminutives that they encouraged me to use."
It was recommended that David's bed should be moved to another room. After this the visits stopped and never returned.
Only several years later did he find out what the doctor had told his parents:
"Years earlier, it seems, he (the doctor) had attended two patients in what was now our house, elderly sisters now long dead. Not only had I described them in remarkable detail - their hair, their clothes, even the consumptive cough of the older woman - but I had given him their names as well as the pet names each used for the other. A mystery he called it."
But was it really such a mystery as David has been quoted as saying, "Reality, as we know it, is more, far more, than what we ordinarily perceive."
Source: The Book of English Magic
Thursday, February 23
Back in march 2011 I published a post The Mystery Of The Celtic Cross With A Dollar Symbol. At the top of the post was the photo above showing, what I took to be, a dollar sign but with three lines through the centre as opposed to the normal two.
I wondered what the symbol meant. I couldn't find an answer on Google or anywhere else until that is yesterday when an an anonymous comment was left which simply said: 'It means I Have Suffered three letters overlapping, I H S.'
Now, that sort of made sense and I found out that this could have referred to say Psalm 119:107 in the bible. This reads "I have suffered much; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word". This would make sense to be on a gravestone. But this is only one translation of the Bible , some have differing interpretations.
Then I got more confused as I read a blog post on Restless Pilgrim which claims that IHS stands for the name of Jesus taken from Greek.
According to the website mentioned Jesus in Greek is ΙΗΣΟΥΣ - the first three letters being iota, eta and sigma which when translated into the English alphabet becomes IHS.
So now I'm confused as to what IHS actually stands for, especially when I also discovered that it originated from the initials of Isis, Horus and Seb, and these somehow crept into Christian early churches.
I next came across the following cartoon, knocking the Catholic religion, which again shows IHS and where it (may have) originated.
It looks to me that the symbol I saw at the graveyard could well be the letters IHS overlapping, as per the anonymous comment. The only problem is as to what it definitely means. As it was by a Christian church it could easily be either I have suffered or Jesus' name.
But this is an illustration of life. We think we may well have an answer to what it is all about when more and more ideas, suggestions, solutions are placed in front of us. It's a long, winding road. Let's hope it finally reaches somewhere perfect.
Cornwall Photos on "Mike's Cornwall" Blog
Wednesday, February 22
A short, but nevertheless, quite a remarkable coincidence story from a 67 Not Out reader who wishes to remain anonymous.
Other Readers Coincidence Stories:
67 Not Out Readers Coincidence Stories - 10
She Found Her Painting After 40 Years
67 Not Out Readers Coincidence Stories - 6
Tuesday, February 21
Yesterday I wrote that I was about to visit Fowey, so I thought I'd continue with this today.
Fowey (pronounced Foy - rhymes with Boy), Cornwall is an ancient, magical little town set on the river Fowey where it meets the sea. It's also known as Daphne Du Maurier country as the author lived in the area for many years and her books are often based in Cornwall.
If we stay with the Daphne Du Maurier theme she lived in the house called Ferryside, pictured below, and it was from here that her first books originated. Her house is the one on the water's edge to the right of the photo. It was a cloudy winter's day so the pictures aren't as good as they would be in summer.
The house is called Ferryside because it is next to a slipway for the ferry which takes cars and passengers across the River Fowey. The photo below shows the ferry with Daphne Du Maurier's house to the right in the distance.
The town of Fowey is all narrow streets and old buildings, not really suitable for cars - though they do make their way through if necessary via a one way system.
The sky cleared briefly when I photographed the church and there was even a touch of blue.
The quay, from where a small passenger ferry runs across the river to Polruan, ...
... has it's own pub, The King of Prussia, in a garish shade of pink!
Fowey has it's own small beach at Readymoney Cove. We didn't swim, much too cold! I took the photo below from where we sat to eat our lunch. It was perfect as there was no one else about. In summer though it gets quite packed.
Readymoney cove again below. From the far side there is a path, next to the wall, that leads up to St.Catherine's Castle and then along the cliffs. A lovely walk in the summer.
Fowey in Cornwall is a good place to hideaway.
And, just in case you need to keep up with the news here's the cottage of the town crier. You might just be able to make out the sign above the door number.
If you are in Cornwall I'd recommend a visit to Fowey, but don't forget to pronounce the name properly, otherwise the locals will realise that you are an emmet. Fowey is also the start of my favourite walk. Maybe I'll write about that another time.
Further Cornwall Posts
Luxulyan Valley Combined Viaduct And Aqueduct
Keeping The Devil Away At Veryan Cornwall
The Magical Charlestown Old Cornish Sailing Ships
Further Daphne Du Maurier Post:
Menabilly Daphne Du Maurier's Manderley In Cornwall
Monday, February 20
We were out and about in Cornwall and we stopped at the Tristan Stone, sometimes known as the Drustan Stone, as shown above. The stone is between Par and Fowey on Cornwall's south coast.
There are several stories about this stone and a probable link with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The one thing that is certain is that it dates back to the year 550.
On the north side of the stone a raised 'T' shape can be seen which is an old version of a Christian Cross known as a Tau. The 'T' can be seen in the photo below, obviously it has weathered somewhat over nearly 1500 years.
On the south side of the stone 6th century letters can be seen, photo below, again well weathered but translate as "Trystan here lies of Cunomorus the son."
Cunomorus was Marcus Cunomorus of the Medieval life of St Sampson and King Mark of Cornwall in the love story of Tristan and Iseult.
I mentioned King Arthur. The connection is that Tristan (or Trystan) was one of the Knights of the Round Table.
As for the the Tristan and Iseult story this is how it goes:
Isolde married King Mark of Cornwall, but had a love affair with Tristan. This continued after her wedding. King Mark eventually found out about the naughty goings on but forgave Isolde. Tristan, however, was exiled from Cornwall and he moved to the court of King Arthur.
Tristan travelled to Brittany in France, where he met Iseult. He was said to have been attracted to her because of the similarity of her name to that of Isolde. He did the honourable thing with Iseult and married her ... but in his heart of hearts he continued to love Isolde. See also another version about Tristan and Roche Rock
After looking at the stone for long enough we moved on to Fowey, one of my favourite places, but will leave that for another day.
Other Cornwall Posts:
The Cornish Mystery Of Trevethy Quoit Stones
The Cornish Mystery Of The Men-an-Tol Stones
The Mystery Of The Cornish Roche Rock And Hermitage
Photos: © Mike Perry
Sunday, February 19
Saturday, February 18
It's to do with the Illuminati and is something that seems to have been around for a while. So maybe you have seen it before, but it was new to me.
In the occult world some consider seeing things through a looking glass as a way to enter different dimensions. Seeing things backwards can have a similar effect.
Moving back to the Illuminati if we viewed this name backwards it would be Itanimulli.
Now lets do a Google search for Itanimulli. If we do, at the top of the Google page will be this entry:
National Security Agency/Central Security Service Public Information
Yes, the top entry is for USA's National Security Agency!
That's pretty weird in itself but lets now see where the www.itanimulli.com URL (re)directs us to:
Yes, it takes us to the National Security Agency (NSA) website again! You can check this for yourself.
And what's more if you use the URL http://www.itanimulli.org you will also end up on the NSA website!
Most readers will say that both these websites simply re-direct to NSA (as a hoax, joke, conspiracy theory etc.) but if we look at who http://www.Itanimulli.com is registered to on Go Daddy it's interesting to see that the website was created 20-Nov-02 and next expires on 20-Nov-12, so it's been about for ten years.
I guess it's not against the law to redirect a website to a government website ... but it is a bit odd that this has gone on for several years, or maybe it isn't. Depends on how you look at such things and what conclusions you wish to draw.
Friday, February 17
Today I'm back on the theme of how white feathers comfort the bereaved. This is Emma Dudley's experience - thank you Emma.
As I have said previously I get more emails and contact about white feathers than anything else I have written, including coincidences. All I can really add is that it does happen, regardless of what many sceptics may think.
More White Feather Posts:
White Feathers And A Special Beach
Receiving White Feathers From The Dead
The White Dove As A Messenger Of The Dead
The Meaning Of White Feathers As Messages From The Dead
White Feathers Comfort The Bereaved
Thursday, February 16
I was sent this 2010 Press Release - which I presume was to do with the Kate Valentine Show. Now I've never heard of Ms Valentine previously - though curiously I'm writing this post on February 14th!
The Press Release is about how President Eisenhower supposedly met an alien from a UFO. This isn't exactly new info but, as it arrived today (on Valentine's Day), I thought I'd better still publish it. Think of it as you will.
UFO cover ups are all over the Internet but as happens, prior to receiving this Press Release, I'd read a 2010 article in the Daily Mail headed: "Churchill and Eisenhower 'agreed to cover up RAF plane's UFO encounter during WWII', secret files reveal."
This information came about after the UK declassified many Ministry of Defence UFO files in 2010 - you can read the Daily Mail's article here.
More UFO Posts:
Two New UFO Photos: Are They Linked To Rendlesham UFO Incident
Ezekiel: The Alien Abduction Of The Bible
Alien Abduction With A Sexual Encounter
Wednesday, February 15
Sarah Walsh from Redhill, England, had a new phone so she tried out the camera on her children. She deleted the first attempt because her kids seemed to have halos above them. She tried again with her son Sirius in the picture.
The thought of ghosts or spirits roaming their house hasn't, however, spooked the Walsh family. Grandmother Julie says that they have a friend who is a bit of a psychic and he has told them that, "You’ve got lots of them in here – people from the other side in your house."
Julie has denied that the photo is faked. She insists that no one in her family has the technical know-how to mock up a forgery.
I tried to make the 'spirit / ghost' a bit clearer by making it slightly larger and altering the colouring. The result certainly looks like a child and not some trick of the light. As to whether it's a genuine ghost, that's up to the reader to decide.
Other Ghostly Posts:
The Dead And The Dying Are Trying To Contact Us
Classic Photos Of Spirits And UFOs
The Ghost Between The Girls Legs