The human heart seeks love and commitment with someone to share and trust.
In that search, there is a fear of betrayal which tends to take any close relationship with some degree of ‘guardedness’. It is very rare for people to be drawn together into an enduring relationship which achieves total trust.
What is human love? It is the ideal that everyone seeks, but so often is regarded with a “wait and see” attitude. Is the beloved in the relationship whole-heartedly? Or is the other person untrustworthy?
Universal love of creation is totally open. It does not seek any reward or confirmation. It just is, allowing all things to enable the flow of innovation and creation. It does not judge or attempt to limit, but allows all things.
Perfect love is open and allows all that follows in newness and transformation, both good and bad, but always progressing forward, allowing lessons to be experienced and learnt. That is the love of the Creator, the freedom to evolve.
When I worked on Fenella Rundell’s manuscript, The Wellspring in late 1992, early 1993, I had to overcome my resistance to channelled information. What I hadn’t realized at the time was that I have an ongoing connection to Nicholas Roerich. Now, whether it’s a reincarnation relationship remains to be seen, but it ‘feels’ like it is.
Then I worked on Helena‘s birth chart. That made me do further research to see what I could find out about her. Obviously, she used to channel the Great White Brotherhood for Nicholas.
The Great White Brotherhood is the name given in some metaphysical/occult circles to adepts of wisdom in or out of earthly incarnation who have assumed responsibility for the cosmic destiny of the human race, both individually and collectively. Nicholas Roerich and his wife, Helena Roerich, inspired by the Theosophical writings of H.P. Blavatsky, published the “Agni Yoga” series of books. Their contents, claimed to be inspired by the Master Morya, described the work of the White Brotherhood and the Spiritual Hierarchy.
OK. Now this is where it gets weird. I started ‘asking’ my spiritual guide who might be connected to Helena in this present lifetime. I kept getting a ‘whisper’ in my ear: Fenella.
In real terms, Fenella is a very private person. But when I contacted her by phone six weeks ago, she immediately gave me her birth details, since she was also a student of Astrology.
We had never spoken before.
Afterward, she started sending me her latest ‘musings’ by email. I have featured them here on these pages, to bring her manuscript work up-to-date.
She has also been a little reluctant to endorse my idea that she may be a reincarnation of Helena. So, I am going to share their combined birth charts this one time, and those that are of a similar mindset can take a look and see for themselves.
There are four interactive YODs. That has to account for something, right? And the North/South Nodes flip-flopping between their charts shows a very powerful karmic relationship. The wrinkle in the argument is the fact that Fenella was born over 11 years before Helena died. So this is not straightforward.
The latest offering from Fenella’s pen (to be published later today) has a couple of pointed remarks about trust in relationships. What is her Source trying to tell her (and us)?
Watching the preview ads for this latest animation film coming out on October 22nd, I am uncomfortably aware that this scenario is exactly what the future could hold for mankind.
Now, David Icke would call this the tip-toe acclimatization of all things robotic, and I would say it’s essentially the Golem story all over again. Did you know that, in Jewish mysticism terms, Adam was a Golem? Oops…
‘The word golem occurs once in the Bible in Psalm 139:16 which uses the word גלמי (golmi; my golem), that means “my light form“, “raw” material, connoting the unfinished human being before God’s eyes. The Mishnah uses the term for an uncultivated person: “Seven characteristics are in an uncultivated person, and seven in a learned one”, (שבעה דברים בגולם) (Pirkei Avot 5:7 in the Hebrew text; English translations vary).’
In Modern Hebrew, golem is used to mean “dumb” or “helpless”. Similarly, it is often used today as a metaphor for a mindless lunk or entity who serves a man under controlled conditions, but is hostile to him under others conditions. “Golem” passed into Yiddish as goylem to mean someone who is lethargic or beneath a stupor.
There is a sequence in the film “2001: a Space Odyssey” when HAL (IBM) has a human response to the idea that David could shut it down. HAL was facing death/deactivation.
The technological singularity—or simply the singularity—is a hypothetical point in time at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable changes to human civilization. According to the most popular version of the singularity hypothesis, called intelligence explosion, an upgradable intelligent agent will eventually enter a “runaway reaction” of self-improvement cycles, each new and more intelligent generation appearing more and more rapidly, causing an “explosion” in intelligence and resulting in a powerful superintelligence that qualitatively far surpasses all human intelligence.
Isaac Asimov (the writer) and Stanley Kubrick (the director) were both trying to get across to us, the consumers, that computers (artificial intelligence) could someday take over the world unless we put a stop to IT. Most people saw the book and the film as science fiction, so nothing to really worry about.
They say he is on an equal footing to Robin Hood: obviously a legend in his own lunchtime. Ned Ludd is not someone we can pin down to do a birth chart for, so we will have to accept his symbolic status.
Supposedly, Ludd was a weaver from Anstey, near Leicester, England. In 1779, either after being whipped for idleness or after being taunted by local youths, he smashed two knitting frames in what was described as a “fit of passion”. This story is traceable to an article in The Nottingham Review on 20 December 1811, but there is no independent evidence of its truth. John Blackner’s book History of Nottingham, also published in 1811, provides a variant tale, of a lad called “Ludlam” who was told by his father, a framework-knitter, to “square his needles”. Ludlam took a hammer and “beat them into a heap”. News of the incident spread, and whenever frames were sabotaged, people would jokingly say “Ned Ludd did it”
This post was inspired by a YouTube video I just watched about Ahriman. OK, you may be asking yourself, what does an ancient Zoroastrian entity have to do with modern man and his evolution?
Here’s the video:
I’ve written about this issue, previously, here. What I hadn’t tackled almost four years ago was how AI would gain traction in peoples’ use of computer technology, and how we are becoming more and more dependent on ‘smart’ electronic equipment to help us run our complex lives. I’d never exactly put my concerns into a spiritual context. That changes here and now.
Transhumanism, social and philosophical movement devoted to promoting the research and development of robust human-enhancement technologies. Such technologies would augment or increase human sensory reception, emotive ability, or cognitive capacity as well as radically improve human health and extend human life spans. Such modifications resulting from the addition of biological or physical technologies would be more or less permanent and integrated into the human body.
In other words, humanity would become the basis for a robotic life force. Unfortunately, this is not very far away in the future. Dan Brown in his book “Origin” suggested that 2050 might be the timing of the start of this singularity.
It’s a sobering thought, is it not? I know everyone wants to live forever, but do you really want to become a robot in order to do that? There is nothing spiritual in this idea. There is no ‘other’ side.
What exactly is Transhumanism?
The movement’s adherents tend to be libertarian and employed in high technology or in academia. Its principal proponents have been prominent technologists like American computer scientist and futurist Ray Kurzweil and scientists like Austrian-born Canadian computer scientist and roboticist Hans Moravec and American nanotechnology researcher Eric Drexler, with the addition of a small but influential contingent of thinkers such as American philosopher James Hughes and Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom. The movement has evolved since its beginnings as a loose association of groups dedicated to “extropianism” (a philosophy devoted to the transcendence of human limits). Transhumanism is principally divided between adherents of two visions of post-humanity—one in which technological and genetic improvements have created a distinct species of radically enhanced humans and the other in which greater-than-human machine intelligence emerges.
The membership of the transhumanist movement tends to split in an additional way. One prominent strain of transhumanism argues that social and cultural institutions—including national and international governmental organizations—will be largely irrelevant to the trajectory of technological development. Market forces and the nature of technological progress will drive humanity to approximately the same end point regardless of social and cultural influences. That end point is often referred to as the “singularity,” a metaphor drawn from astrophysics and referring to the point of hyperdense material at the centre of a black hole which generates its intense gravitational pull. Among transhumanists, the singularity is understood as the point at which artificial intelligence surpasses that of humanity, which will allow the convergence of human and machine consciousness. That convergence will herald the increase in human consciousness, physical strength, emotional well-being, and overall health and greatly extend the length of human lifetimes.
The second strain of transhumanism holds a contrasting view, that social institutions (such as religion, traditional notions of marriage and child rearing, and Western perspectives of freedom) not only can influence the trajectory of technological development but could ultimately retard or halt it. Bostrom and British philosopher David Pearce founded the World Transhumanist Association in 1998 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to working with those social institutions to promote and guide the development of human-enhancement technologies and to combat those social forces seemingly dedicated to halting such technological progress.
So, Who’s with Me?
If your vision of the future of humanity is one where we become more spiritual and therefore less under the control of technology and ‘market’ forces, how can we achieve that? Meditation is one way. Being positive is another. My mother used to quote this saying all the time:
is a term often used to describe people who are totally unalike and often abrasive with one another, yet in their own way are necessary for what they do. It describes personalities who may not mix or do well together because of their differences.
The diversity of people is the joy of life because of the different auric colours they bring to the living though the uniqueness of their personality. Even abrasiveness can be creative.
It is not expected that you should understand all points of view and talents, but richness comes to society as all live together and work on their own part in the process of ongoing creation. This work is never completed and will never end. Creation flows through the Universe and the more diverse the contribution is, the more wonderful is the process.
As more people are able to harness the coming energies, they will be able to enjoy their disparate natures and work together with harmony. It will then be easier to take part in the unfolding of the new times and the Brotherhood of Man.
The visions which will be produced are for all mankind and will bring hope during these chaotic times. The collapse of many systems that people have been relying on reminds you of the transient nature of life on Earth. The illusion that you can be unquestioning and expect to make no effort, that the Universe should provide your future, needs to cease. Action is required from all to create that future which is so desired.
The vision of perfection is singular.
Each has an individual and unique ideal of perfection and with these combined ideas a greater tapestry is born from the ashes of the old. No one can visualise the whole, each only sees a part, and so a greater diversity is produced. Individuality shines through when the vision is in harmony with the soul, and not seen purely from the human perspective with its limited values.
All desire peace and love. There are no exceptions. So, by living daily with those desires the New World begins to take form. If ego is the motivating force, then all that is created will have a limited lifespan and will not endure.
I haven’t given up the search for Crucius, but then I remembered that I hadn’t looked at Germanicus yet.
This chart was originally randomized, but then I decided to rectify it based on the age (34) that he was killed (Mars). I always wonder when the resulting Ascendant is then close to my own @ 18° Sagittarius.
There are two Inconjuncts, neither dependent on a correct time of birth:
Mars Inconjunct Saturn
Sometimes with this aspect there really is someone in your life who discourages you and makes you feel that your efforts are futile. You must learn to avoid negative people who make you feel bad about yourself. Your parents should work very hard to give you self-confidence and show you that you are a valuable and important person.
Jupiter Inconjunct Uranus
You may feel that instead of believing something that others believe, you have to establish your own ideas and values. You may try to be a nonconformist simply for its own sake, which obviously is a waste. The validity of an idea is totally independent of how many people believe it, and it is as bad to automatically reject what others believe as to accept it blindly.
His Death was Two Thousand and Two Years ago Today
I’m writing this on the 10th of October. It seems almost inconceivable that so much time has passed since he was “murdered”. This is what Wikipedia reports:
“He then made his way to Egypt, arriving to a tumultuous reception in January AD 19. He had gone there to relieve a famine in the country vital to Rome’s food supply. The move upset Tiberius, because it had violated an order by Augustus that no senator shall enter the province without consulting the emperor and the Senate (Egypt was an imperial province, and belonged to the emperor). Germanicus entered the province in his capacity as proconsul without first seeking permission to do so. He returned to Syria by summer, where he found that Piso had either ignored or revoked his orders to the cities and legions. Germanicus in turn ordered Piso’s recall to Rome, although this action was probably beyond his authority.
“In the midst of this feud, Germanicus became ill and despite the fact Piso had removed himself to the port of Seleucia, he was convinced that Piso was somehow poisoning him. Tacitus reports that there were signs of black magic in Piso’s house with hidden body-parts and Germanicus’ name inscribed on lead tablets. Germanicus sent Piso a letter formally renouncing their friendship (amicitia). Germanicus died soon after on 10 October of that year. His death aroused much speculation, with several sources blaming Piso, acting under orders from Emperor Tiberius. This was never proven, and Piso later died while facing trial. Tacitus says Tiberius was involved in a conspiracy against Germanicus, and Tiberius’ jealousy and fear of his nephew’s popularity and increasing power was the true motive.
“The death of Germanicus in dubious circumstances greatly affected Tiberius’ popularity in Rome, leading to the creation of a climate of fear in Rome itself. Also suspected of connivance in his death was Tiberius’ chief advisor, Sejanus, who would, in the 20s, create an atmosphere of fear in Roman noble and administrative circles by the use of treason trials and the role of delatores, or informers.”
For his death chart, I set the clock for 12 noon, as I usually do when the exact time is unavailable. As ‘luck’ would have it, Neptune is almost exactly conjunct the Ascendant @ 27° Sagittarius. That has to mean something, right? And at noon, the Moon (in Cancer) was directly opposite Saturn (in Capricorn).
There are some questions, then, as to what really took place. But blaming Sejanus, again, seems to be an attempt to make him retrospectively responsible for all Roman ruling family deaths. Perhaps that is how Tiberius finally got rid of Sejanus. Maybe, Tiberius was the real culprit, after all.