2017-06-28

From a librarian I learned a lesson I find very valuable:

People including myself often don't ask the right questions. #ILoveLibrarians

2017-04-03

Climbing a fence: Vortex Detective begins in diapers

Judie is a young mother with a four-year-old, Larry, who is a handful, and an infant, Danny, still in diapers crawling around like crazy, and a husband, Leonard, who is quite exacting, so she is cooking a full meal as she does every night, meaning meat, usually beef, a starch, vegetables usually overcooked, and dessert, and she's running behind, and Danny's not interested in playing with the toys in the bottom drawer in the kitchen, and it's a nice day outside, so she takes him out to the backyard in just his diapers and sets him down – just for a minute – saying, “Play outside by yourself like a good boy for a few minutes so I can get dinner ready.” But as soon as she goes back inside to the kitchen, I look at the fence, a six-foot-tall fence, thin, rough wooden slats woven horizontally, and I wonder, “What's on the other side of that fence?” and I crawl over to it and try to look through, but I can't see through the slats, so I climb up.
Inside, Judie finishes the preparations for the main course, and takes curlers out of her hair.
I reach the top of this 4-inch-wide, six-foot fence, dangerously close to falling off. I can see what's in the next yard – it seems pretty much just an empty patch of grass.
Judie is back in the kitchen making Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
But I don't stop at just looking over the fence, I climb down into the neighbor's yard. Crawling around in diapers, I feel compelled to explore my world, and I am also running away from home for the first time.
In the kitchen, Judie now cracking eggs for cookies, the doorbell rings, she wipes her hands on her apron and goes to the door.
The neighbor lady is standing there with me slung under one arm and a scornful look, “Judie. Please keep your animals in your own yard. If you can't control them now, what will happen will they're teenagers?!”

2017-03-26

Dan Shaw, Vortex Detective. Fun Science!

Dan Shaw's TV and film appearances include Brad Meltzer's Decoded: Devil's Triangle, Alaska on the History Channel, and the documentary Ancient Tomorrow. Dan also consults for TV shows, including NBC's The Blacklist.

Some people spend their life in search of the guru on the mountaintop, Dan Shaw has experienced the reverse; teachers have come to him. At age 7, Dan began doing gazing meditations, and having psychic experiences. At 14, Dan was watching the dark night sky when a UFO flashed its lights from quite nearby -- below the horizon. Then, in 1985 (at 21 years old), a midnight visit from an enchanting stranger eventually led Dan from the San Francisco area to Austin, Texas, where he began studying Alchemy. In 1992, due to a series of Divine interventions, Dan Shaw began to specialize in geomancy, a branch of Alchemy focusing on the subtle energies of the Earth. Dan travels extensively in the US and abroad, researching sacred places with local vortex experts, and he corresponds with researchers all over the world. Dan Shaw earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography in 2001.
Dan Shaw has authored a number of books on vortexes, including Vortex Field Guide: North America, Letters from the Vortex, US Vortexes 54 Miles Wide, and Stonehenge Gardening Tips: Using Earth Energies in your Garden.

Dan Shaw can assess the subtle energies of your land, home, and business, and help to adjust the energetic field for greater harmony, health, and success. Dan is an extraordinary Tour Guide, leading groups to exotic locations. Dan Shaw is known for his enthusiastic presentation of complex ideas in ways that are fun and easy to understand for audiences of all ages. His live public presentations encompass a wide array of scientific and paranormal subjects, exhibit a collection of inspiring, beautiful images and visionary maps, and involve audiences in engaging participatory experiences.
Dan's writings and videos can be seen at VortexMaps.com and DanShaw.com.
Contact Dan Shaw: tel. # 707-513-9005
skype id: d.shaw
email: ask@danshaw.com
Represented by: Lisa Hagan
tel. # 434-636-4138

2017-02-05

The Earth Spirit: Its Ways, Shrines and Mysteries


by John Michell
"The fertility rites that invoked the generative spirit and kept up the numbers of th epeople were also, by the magical principle of correspondences, effective in bringing about the reproduction of animals and plants so in Australia every species has its own increase centres, where the proper ritual by the natives releases its karunba, life essence."
https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0500810117/vortexmapscom-20


2017-02-01

Numbers of the Gods: Unlocking the Secret Science of the Druids


by Sylvain Tristan
"...the Druids knew the Earth was a sphere and ... they knew about its dimension. Does the length of the Gallic league give any clue that this hypothesis has some validity? The leuga gallica or Gallic league of 2,222.5 m is usually thought to be a Romanised league, as was argued by Jacques Dassie, a specialist in aerial archaeology. As the Gallic league is also exactly 1-1/2 times the Roman mile, which measured 1,481.5 m, one possibility is that in Roman times the Gauls adopted a new league which was easy to convert to the Roman mile. Why not after all?"
https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1615773665/vortexmapscom-20

A Key to Stonehenge: A Holistic Look at the Relationships Between Stonehenge and the Sun, Moon and Earth


by Robin Heath
"Re-adoption of the 364 day calendar would allow the numbers which infuse the present calendar to integrate harmoniously -- the seven day week; four week month; four seasons each of 91 days; thirteen weeks to the season and 52 week year. These things are already implied within the ludicrous 365 day calendar we inherit from the Romans; only the 13 month year is missing. Why? Almost certainly because the number 13 is very much connected with the Moon and hence to matters matriarchal and the old Goddess religions. The advent of patriarchy, around 2000 bc, saw to it that all matters relating to lunar worship, and hence the Moon, were systematically and thoroughly eliminated from society... our present calendar reflects this decision."
https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0952615118/vortexmapscom-20

2017-01-31

Confessions of a Radical Traditionalist


by John Michell
"A Musical Enchantment
If you are not properly educated it is difficult to develop interests and enjoy life. So it is a shame that many children leave school with no interest in anything they were made to learn. If only they could be introduced to the Mysteries and Enchantments of Britain. Some of them may not readily be enthused by this subject. But unless there is some defect in your imagination, you cannot help being excited by the modern discoveries that have completely changed our outlook on ancient history and culture. An example of what I am talking about is that vast relic of archaic priestcraft called the Circle of Perpetual Choirs." [p70]
https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0971204446/vortexmapscom-20

2017-01-29

Prehistoric Astronomy and Ritual


by Aubrey Burl
"Alexander Thom and Somerville before him, noticed that two passage tombs at Balnuaran of Clava near Inverness faced the midwinter sunset. Since then it has been found that other Clava tombs were planned to look towards the southern moon. A provisional calculation of the declinations of the passage-tomb entrances shows a close correspondence with the solar and lunar extremes." [p.35]
https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0747806144/vortexmapscom-20