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Secret Diplomacy or Two-Faced Duplicity?

Kissinger’s Secret China Trip (July 9, 1971) Oh, now it makes sense: the 50th anniversary of Kissinger’s secret trip to China was two days ago. But, being Canadian, this wasn’t on my radar screen, then, and still isn’t, now. The … Continue reading

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It Was Supposed to be a “Secret” Test

The Vela Incident (September 22, 1979) I was alerted to this event by a ‘pocket’ article this morning, called “Blast from the Past”. I thought I might explore it astrologically, as is my usual inclination. Let me say, up-front, that … Continue reading

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From Where Exactly Did the OO7 Designation Originate?

Ian Fleming (May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) I knew I’d get around to this individual eventually. His story reads like a spy novel, full of twists and turns, and unexpected resolutions, including James Bond’s number. I have rectified … Continue reading

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Was “Jane Eyre” the Precursor of “Rebecca”?

Charlotte Brontë (April 21, 1816 – March 31, 1855) I’m finally reading “Manderley Forever” the story of Daphne du Maurier’s life. In it, I’m beginning to get an inkling that the Brontë sisters had more of an influence on Daphne … Continue reading

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Did Livia Poison Augustus or Just Assist His Dying?

Livia Drusilla (January 30, 58 BCE – September 28, 29 AD) It’s one of those dirty little secrets that gets whispered around the corridors of power in Rome and caused a bit of dissension between a mother and her son, … Continue reading

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Listening to the Sound of Silence

The Secret Book of Dzyan I started reading this little book about the ‘oldest manuscript in the world’ yesterday. What have I gleaned, so far? The Language of the Book of Dzyan Like all secret manuscripts stored in Shambhala, the … Continue reading

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The Secrets Behind the Master Spy Writer

David Cornwall (October 19, 1931 – December 12, 2020) I’ve read at least 20 of John le Carré‘s 25 novels, and the memoir “The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories From My Life” written in 2016. I feel I know the author from … Continue reading

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Her Majesty and the Captain of the Queen’s Guard

Queen Elizabeth I (September 7, 1533 – March 24, 1603) Like an episode of The Crown, astrology can peek behind the royal curtains and witness history in a more intimate fashion: this is the story of Elizabeth I and Sir … Continue reading

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Be Honest Now: Could You Keep This Secret?

Inheritance (2020) Psychological thrillers all have one thing in common: they mess with your mind. So, you can imagine how I felt about this film, presently showing on Netflix. The subtext is telegraphed early on: it’s a chess game. Lauren … Continue reading

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Seychelles, C. Shells, Buy the Offshore

The Laundromat (2019) I hope you can excuse my little rhyme, based on: She sells sea shells by the seashore. childhood tongue twister It’s what came to my mind overnight after watching The Laundromat last evening. The Plot (from Wikipedia) … Continue reading

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