Character Eyes

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Coroner

This is the latest CBC show (now in summer repeats) that features a strong female lead character. Her eyes are like reflective pools of light, and when she’s on screen, everything else fades out of focus. Serinda Swan plays the role of Dr. Jenny Cooper to quiet perfection. I shall be watching this program as the series unfolds.

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Fountain International Magazine

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Magazine Cover from December 2014

When Fountain International was first formed, they offered a magazine every four months for a small annual subscription. You didn’t have to ‘belong’ to Fountain, since there was no ‘membership’ as such. The magazine subscription list was the closest indication of how many were participating in “A Few Moments of Your Time Each Day” meditation work.

I had the honour of working on a few of these magazines in the early 90’s. But at some point, the impulse to produce the three-times-a-year publication fizzled out.

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Suzanne Thomas photo courtesy of Fountain International Magazine Facebook page

Suzanne Thomas has been working on the front lines, and behind the scene, for Fountain for a great many years. Her part of the story is contained in Who’d Have Thought It. She is an unsung heroine. She has quietly been republishing Colin Bloy’s writings to keep his work in front of the eyes of the world.

The latest Colin Bloy book she’s produced is I’m Just Going Down to the Pub to Do a Few Miracles. It’s a faithful reproduction of his original book from the early 90’s.

Fountain International E-Zine

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When Suzanne and I got back in touch after a number of years, she mentioned that she’d relaunched the magazine in an on-line format. She suggested at the time that I do a chart for the relaunch. I must have been busy at the time, because I let the impulse slide.

Now, with my recent activity involving one of Colin’s past lives, I thought that perhaps the time had come to see what energies were in play at the time.

These days I’m concentrating on Inconjuncts. This chart has two:

Mercury Inconjunct Uranus

Your mind moves quickly from topic to topic, often without pausing long enough for you to understand what you have learned. And if there is a lot of excitement or activity around you, your mind may race so fast to keep up with it all that you work yourself into a state of nervous frenzy. Under these circumstances it is almost impossible for you to concentrate or do any useful work.

As you get older, you will have to learn to discipline your mind so that you can think things through. It’s all right to be somewhat restless, but you must learn to stay put during school and at other times when it is important to concentrate.

On the other hand, you are quite inventive. You can see solutions to problems quicker than most, and you may be good at designing. Model building and other activities that develop your design sense and ability to see in three dimensions would be very useful. Also these exercises would help you learn to concentrate. In school you may excel at mathematics and science, as long as you can learn to sit still long enough to learn the subject.

This aspect might mean that you have nervous problems, such as a tendency to get exhausted or a sensitive disposition that requires a very calm environment in order to prevent further problems. In any case, your parents should keep you away from situations that will make you overexcited.

Mars Inconjunct Ascendant

The difficulty with this aspect is to find a balance between getting what you want in life and getting along with others. More than most people, you will have to learn the necessity of compromising to get along with people, especially because you often seem more aggressive than you are. While you are young, the need to compromise may be frustrating, because youth is a time when your own needs seem especially urgent and demanding. At times you may feel that nothing is going your way, that you continually have to give in to others and put your own wishes aside. However, it is not really this bad. You do not actually have to compromise any more than anyone else, but you are more reluctant to do so.

Learn to work for the good of others by making their objectives your objectives, whenever possible. This aspect can signify the ability to accomplish a great deal, as long as you do not spend all your time and energy feeling angry or resentful about seemingly undeserved defeats. When you have a real goal to work toward that you can share with others, you will be able to attain that goal.

Pluto in the Chart

I see that Pluto is in the First House. This gives the chart a certain dynamic that is unmistakable and significant.

Pluto in the First House

You are a very intense person who takes almost everything seriously. If an activity isn’t important enough to warrant throwing your whole self into, you feel it isn’t worth doing. You tend to go to extremes, which may make other people uneasy. You have to understand that others are afraid of experiences that you find interesting…

Conclusion

Please understand that these descriptions above are not discussing an individual, as in a person or thing, but a process that requires the production of a 36-40 page magazine every three months. It’s a lot of work, and the work is important, so Suzanne actually has no real time to do much else, except work on the Magazine and the Monthly Newsletter.

And Suzanne finances the whole enterprise. So donations would be gratefully received at Fountain International Magazine.

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Is This Person Another Past Life?

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Rudolf Steiner (1861 – 1925)

Probably not. But our common spiritual heritage might be Christian Rosencreutz, at least at the astral level.

This link can be seen in comparing our birth charts:

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Do you see that conjunction between my Moon in Scorpio and Rudolf’s Ascendant? That’s the Christian Rosencreutz energy.

But we have a couple of other conjunctions which imply something very deep. For example, Rudolf’s Moon and my Saturn are almost exact, his Jupiter and my Pluto are within 3º and his Venus is halfway between my Jupiter and my Sun. This is not a casual association.

But here’s the thing that’s interesting: whereas there should be a physical similarity in appearance, this is only evident at about age 18. And to be honest, the adult Rudolf looks more like my best friend from high school, Terry Henry (the person in the middle of the trio at the table: Glenn Godfrey, Terry Henry and myself, early 2008).

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Because the three of us didn’t see eye-to-eye this time around, it has always made me feel like I was the odd man out, because of my spiritual beliefs. So the irony would be extreme if Terry were Rudolf reincarnated.

The Mission of Christian Rosencreutz

Steiner gave a series of lectures about Christian Rosencreutz’ mission which are reproduced in English in this book, Esoteric Christianity.

There is a phrase he used quite a few times in one of the lectures: ‘this point in time’. Now where have we heard that phrase before? Oh, right, on this blog site. I called my book about historical astrology At This Point in Time. Interesting echo, don’t you think?

Conclusion

In one of my past lives, represented by Jupiter in my chart, the timing is 1881. At the time of writing “As Above, So Below” I noted that the year was when Rudolf Steiner quit school without a degree. Sounds a bit like me, in this lifetime.

But am I Rudolf Steiner reincarnated? Probably not.

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Having You Been Listening?

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If you’ve been paying attention to what I’ve been ‘saying’ for such a long time now, you will have grasped a very subtle point that I’ve been trying to make.

There really is no ‘past’ and there is no ‘future’. Time is a human construct to interpret why everything doesn’t happen all at once, and for all eternity. It was based entirely on observing the apparent motion of the planets in our solar system against the background of the visible stars. In other words, Astrology.

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The Intersection of Time and Space

We are a species of Observers. Most of the ‘time’ we don’t make ‘space’ in our minds to think of ourselves this way. We think we’re participants, in control of our destinies. But the key to being that is knowing our ‘selves’.

There is a theory that a healing that takes place in the present completely heals our past lives and our future being. There is no need to wait until we’re dead, since death is a complete fiction, told to us to keep us in line. We never truly die: we live forever.

Here’s a video from A.T. Mann which explains his concept of Life*Time Astrology:

This is the same concept I’ve been using to interpret and ‘confirm’ past lives.

In his terms, our birth chart is a ‘slice of time in space’. Others have called it our cosmic fingerprint. I like that. But our time, here on earth, seems limited. That could just be our misconception of the Universe.

Our Solar System is a Closed System

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Our ‘rocket’ scientists and astrophysicists think that we can conquer space and move to another Earth-like planet beyond our solar system. What a waste of time and resources!

We were not intended to do that. Do you think the biblical story of the Garden of Eden is just a fairy tale? Think again…

The angel with the flaming sword guarding the entrance to Paradise is a metaphor for a spiritual journey undertaken to discover one’s true being. The Refiner’s Fire will be used to separate the wheat from the chaff. It also serves as a warning that those who enter in will never be the same again.

The journey is to the Inner Spaces, not outer space. Can that be any clearer?

 

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Who is the Count of Saint Germain?

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While researching alchemy and alchemists, I came across the man who was a legend in his own lifetime (1710-1784). He also has a counterpart in Theosophical circles: St. Germain. But who is he, really?

My go-to book for all things Gnostic, Forbidden Faith by Richard Smoley, has but one paragraph about him, and even that has inconsistencies when compared with the volumes of information from Wikipedia that are shown in the above links:

The Comte de St.-Germain may have been a Sephardic Jew born in Portugal in 1710; he may also have been a Transylvanian nobleman named Francis Ragoczy. Wild rumors about him circulated — that he was centuries old, that he lived on nothing but an elixir that he made himself, that he had invented Freemasonry. He died in Germany in 1782 — but then was seen in Paris during the Revolution several years later. To this day, as an “ascended master,” he remains a vivid presence for devotees of the New Age, a number of whom claim to have had communications from him.

So what is one to make of this confusion and confabulation?

Yesterday, I wrote about the Tarot card, The Star(s). I did that with a purpose in mind. In the background of the image on the card is a pilgrim, identified by the text as a Gnostic. Can this be a hint? I think so.

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My post about Colin Bloy had this subtitle. I thought I was being clever, linking Colin’s former work as a spy, for her majesty’s secret service, with the Austen Powers film of the (almost) same title. But that’s the way the Holy Spirit works. These clues are given long before the solution presents itself.

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Colin Bloy image courtesy of Fountain International Magazine

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Tarot of the New Vision: My Card

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I won’t deny that I totally identify with this Tarot card. (You may have noticed that my online identity is cdsmiller17.) The digits added together equal 8, the upright version of the Infinity symbol.

The card also represents Aquarius, my birth sign.

All-in-all, this fits me to a tee.

So, just for the sake of clarity, I am going to quote extensively from the book that accompanies this deck of cards.

XVII – The Stars

A large and bright eight-pointed star shines in the sky, surrounded by seven smaller ones; one seven are the mysterious numbers of this card. A completely naked maiden dominates the picture. With her right hand, she pours an essence from a jug into a stream; with her other hand, she pours something else onto the ground. We’ll look more closely at the meaning of these gestures later, but now we must remember a fundamental part of the scenery: the tree. It was in the older versions of the card, but we can’t see it here, as our position has changed.

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The Soul of the Universe

A bird representing “The Garden of the Soul” was perched on the tree in the background, suggesting a place where existence or ideas, before coming into the world, are suspended between being and not being. The bird, in fact, in ancient mythology and biblical symbolism, represents both intelligence as well as the soul.

The maiden near the stream, therefore, can be defined as the Soul of the Universe, pictured at the moment she regenerates life by pouring the celestial essence on the ground and into the water.

The Star of Love

The eight-pointed star drawn on the ground, along with the flaming torch in its center, suggests the immortality of life and the spiritual regeneration that comes in cycles — a virue of superior Grace. A star identical to this one exists in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, marking the spot where Jesus was born. In its center shines an everlasting candle.

The eight-pointed star is also the hieroglyphic for Ishtar, or Venus, the goddess of love in Mesopotamian mythology, who appears in different guises in the myths of many people. One of these is Siduri, the young maiden who, in Gilgamesh’s epic, guards the Garden of the Gods. When she meets the hero, who seeks immortality, Siduri explains to him that when the gods created men, they decided their destiny was death. As a result, it’s important to enjoy the good things in life: dancing, feasting, loving one’s wife, having children. This is what the goddess said, but in this “Garden of the Stars” there’s more. The stars represent the gifts of the sky, expressed in the seven Liberal Arts, in the seven Virtues, and in the psychic qualities symbolized by the seven planets.

A Wanderer among the Stars

The pilgrim we see in the background is the Gnostic, searching for answers to life’s questions. The maiden represents the naked truth he’s looking for, as well as that he might not (and might not want to) see: enjoyment, love, procreating — the essence of common existence. This is suggested by the anagram of the number XVII; rearranged, the Roman numerals form a Latin word: VIXI, “I have lived”.

The sense of life, though, for the Gnostic, demands more than satisfying physical pleasures. His mind needs superior truths: secrets from the stars, the symbols of human character; powers from stone, herbs and metals, and all species of animals.

The stars are also the expression of every person’s inner qualities, which everyone needs to learn how to distinguish, in order to know oneself. The Gnostic knows that, for those who know how to recognize the harmony that balances being against not being, the Garden of the Gods is here, on Earth.

Main Meanings

There are good chances of success. You can expect a creative and satisfying time ahead in every part of your life. You must put your ideas down on paper and make the most of favorable premonitions. Thanks to someone’s advice, a dark phase will come to an end. Goodness and kindness will be the key[s] to this problem.

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Was Jesus an Alchemist?

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You are the salt of the earth

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. (Matthew 5:13 KJV)

Jesus spoke these words during the Sermon on the Mount.

I was reading some pages sent to me on Messenger by a friend who lives in Norway. The book is called “The Dwellings of the Philosophers” by Fulcanelli. The text is mainly about buildings in France which illustrate symbols of alchemy. Here is the page that sparked the thought of today’s title:

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OK. Now take a deep breath before we continue: the Philosopher’s Stone… salt?

I know Jesus was speaking in parable, but the message is clear: we are the Earth.

In Wicca, salt is symbolic of the element Earth. It is also believed to cleanse an area of harmful or negative energies. (Salt – Wikipedia)

Can this be any clearer?

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