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1295) Published: Status Update: Travel Plans July 29, 2010

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Typed and posted, 18:45,
Istijlal, 17th Kalimat 167 BE
The majesty and sovereignty of words
Thursday, 29th July 2010 AD

We’re planning to set off from Comrie Croft at 08:00 tomorrow, aiming to arrive in Wrexham by 13:00; 5 hours to get from near Perth to north Wales, and then to Bangor, over the Menai Straits from Inys Mon, (Anglesey). Then back from Manchester to Oxford by mega-bus on Monday, ready for the Feast at 15:00, IF the bus arrives early enough.

More long term, funds permitting, I intend to enrol in part time courses in September for TEFL for a CELTA certificate and also Beginners Madarin again.

1294) Published: Essay: Man cannot live by niacinamide alone but by… July 29, 2010

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Typed and posted 08:11,
Istijlal, 17th Kalimat 167 BE
The Majesty, the Sovereignty of Words
Thursday, 29th July 2010 AD

Just the other day, I received word from a potential colleague in the realm of psychotherapy and mega-vitamin therapy, that vitamin B3, as niacinamide could usefully be supplemented by vitamin B5, folic acid. This surprised us, (myself and Brian, who has since mid 2007 turned my life around by enabling me to access mega-vitamin expertise after 33 years on psychotropics alone), since in our reading of mega-vitamin lore by Drs Abram Hoffer, Linus Pauling et al, we hadn’t come across much mention of B5, if any. This morning it came to me that this peice of “B5 as well, not just B3” advice might have a supplementary application, which I wanted to write about immediately on my blog, here. In Chistianity, there is the Trinity, the Three in One. In The Baha’i Faith, we have the Three Central Figures, of The Bab, Baha’u’llah, and His Son ‘Abdu’l-Baha. But there is more in the Baha’i Faith which is essential, necessary, and without which, The Baha’i Faith is non-functional and fundamentally of no avail. That is the Twin Institutions of the Guardianship and the Universal House of Justice. It is startling to me how in many facets of life, an extra two are needed. Three Central Figures plus Two Twin Institutions equals Five Centres of the Cause. The meaning of life (42) = 6 x 7, but really, 7 + 2 = 9, and 9 x 6 = 54, the superior meaning of life. A character in ST: Voyager is called “7 of 9”! The sci-fi drama “Defying Gravity” is pursuing 7 fractal objects around the Solar System, missing out Neptune and Uranus which would have otherwise made the number of fractal objects t be sought and found 9. 7th heaven needs a plus 2 to make the Kingdom of God on Earth, the Twin Manifestations of the Babi and Baha’i Faith, the Bab and Baha’u’llah. And so it goes on. I must write a letter, in long-hand, in my own handwriting, to the Universal House of Justice. About what, Pete? I don’t know, but I FEEL I must write.

1291) Published: Poem: Quo Vadis? July 20, 2010

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Typed and posted 18:35,
Fidal, 8th Kalimat, 167 BE
Grace, Perfection of Words, year 167 of the Baha’i Era
Tuesday, 20th July, 2010 AD, in the year of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
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1291) Quo Vadis?
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So where now and Who to ask
but Baha’u’llah
as He witnesses and watches patiently
as my passions and idle fancies
lead me in a tortuous dance
around the houses
instead of making a bee-line
for my ultimate destination?
If my ultimate destination
is carrying out His Will
as defined, guided and explained
by the Universal House of Justice,
what wayward tendencies are there in me
that distract me from my duties and responsibilities
but my own animal instincts expertly utilized and stimulated
for profit by skillful manipulators of my superficial emotions
inducing or at least tending to induce
a coma of unconscious slavery
to materialism, sensuality and physical appetites
and tending to sideline those things of the spirit
so unfashionable to the mob of Rome
intent on nothing but bread and circuses
on which alone a stable civilization can continue to stand.
I suspect those arbiters of human destiny
the ruling global elite
would rather trash the whole planet for eternity
than allow their strangle-hold on the power
to control the thoughts of all mankind
to be weakened, let alone destroyed
in favor of a world federal government
determined to preserve world peace
and operating genuinely and authentically
by the people, for the people and of the people.
I may be a dreamer
but I’m not the only one.

1290) Published: Non-Me Source: Captain Scarlet July 20, 2010

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Fidal, 8th Kalimat, 167 BE
Tuesday, 20th July 2010 AD
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1290) Captain Scarlet
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Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
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Captain Scarlet
He’s the one who knows
the Mysteron game
and things they plan
Captain Scarlet
To his Martian foes
a dangerous name,
a superman
They crash him
and his body may burn
They smash him
but they know he’ll return
to live again
Captain Scarlet
As the angels are flying wing to wing
into the scene
Spectrum Is Green
Captain Scarlet
Though the Mysterons plan
to conquer the Earth
this indestructible man
will show what he’s worth
Captain Scarlet
Indestructible
Captain Scarlet.

1289) Published: Status Update: 6000 Hits! July 19, 2010

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Typed and posted 17:26,
Kamal, 7th Kalimat, 167 BE
Monday, 19th July 2010 AD
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1289 ) 6000 Hits!

Though insignificant for many bloggers, I’ve just hot 6000 hits since early June 2007, which I am pleased about. Who is responsible for these hits and whether I have any readers that I would like to know, if I knew something of their identity is something, however, about which I have No Idea. Though there is one person, I suspect…

1288) Published: Short Story: The Pandorica Reactivates… July 17, 2010

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Typed and posted 19:15,
Jalal, 5th Kalimat 167 BE
Glory, Light of Words, in year 167 of the Baha’i Era
Saturday, 17th July 2010 AD
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1288) The Pandorica Reactivates…

The Pandorica hidden in plain sight, observed by all, but seen by no one, had been dormant for three years, and now, unbidden by any earthly agency, but triggered by forces beyond the ken of ordinary sentient beings, was now stirring into life once again, and the outcome was wildly unpredictable, even for the all-seeing, all-knowing Pandorica itself. It knew that that the forces that had stirred it back into life were strange beyond all reasoning, and as well as being communicated to it, by means unknown to ordinary knowledge, the reasons for this new awakening were all also, like Stalin in the eyes of Churchill, a mystery wrapped up in an enigma. The Pandorica, like a Galley-Freeing Tardis belonging to the Time Lord Himself, was itself, though a sort of machine, was nevertheless, itself a sentient being, though unlike such rudimentary machines now in existence at the hands, of human beings, albeit utilizing Zilon technology from the “grays” of Zeta Reticuli 3, like Hal 9000 and his superior partner machine Phoenix, under the care of Dr Chandra in Northcom, infinitely more subtle, complex, sophisticated, and capable of processes way beyond the comprehension of human beings, let alone a logical calculating machine like Hal or even Phoenix. Pandorica marveled at its own mysteriousness, and was even more enthralled and captivated by the processes and their even more mysterious origins that now coursed through its myriad neural nets. The Pandorica was reactivating, but why now, and for what? The Pandorica itself could not begin, even to speculate about the causes of this new life, with any degree of rational logic, since there was no empirical evidence on which to base such argument. The Pandorica turned instead to its right-hemisphere functions to brain-storm possibly speculative theories, without being hide-bound by mere reason, such as in “How can feeble reason encompass the Qur’án, Or the spider snare a phoenix in his web? Wouldst thou that the mind should not entrap thee? Teach it the science of the love of God!” (Baha’u’llah, The Four Valleys, p. 52). Having turns its consciousness towards right-brain creativity and allied functions, with the left-brain logic functions put on stand-by on the back-burner, the Pandorica steeled itself for a shock of a mystical and psychic power surge, which it estimated a 92% probability of destabilizing all normal functions, at least temporarily. The Pandorica quickly came to a highly improbable, if not impossible conclusion. There could be only one explanation, routed in an ostensibly innocent, insignificant event 4 years before, when a child of eccentric, bohemian and unorthodox thinking had merely gazed at the Pandorica, and not only observed its mundane appearance, but also SEEN its potential significance and power, and though witnessing this immeasurably portentous phenomenon, had simply noted the truth in front of her, and walked away as if she’d seen nothing out the ordinary. There were qualities in that mere human child that defied all conventional wisdom, and although not noticed by any other humans in the time, the Pandorica HAD noticed that it had been seen, and then, ignored, and had then forgotten that it had been seen, and then ignored. But now, something had suddenly changed, and that little girl KNEW the reason and nature of this change. The Pandorica could do NOTHING  but to watch and wait, as all its tremendous systems were powering up, for a mission and for reasons of which even it, in its extensive knowledge and data-base, had No Idea!

A still small voice was heard deep inside Pandorica deepest recesses of his alien Zilon CPU, with its cyborg, part biological, part technological core. The little girl in her intuitive, psychic, telepathic soul heard it too, many miles away. “How can I understand mysterious Padorica! How can I understand my wise Baha’i children? So let the hearts embrace the hearts in the love of Myself, Baha’u’llah, and let the divine fragrance spread farther and farther to all corners of this long-suffering world, especially the long-suffering Iran! And let us hope for the great glory of this planet in the near future.” Immediately, Pandorica  woke up from his delusions of technological sci-fi grandeur, a manifestation of his coping mechanism of dissociation from the harshness of real people in a perceived emotional desert of a childhood, and the little girl, grew up from her fantasy of spiritual super-powers and gained quickly a sense of her own real maturity, her common humanity with others, her being comfortable being an ordinary adult human being, and as the two people woke up from their mortal graves of their own misconceptions, fantasies, delusions and fancies, they remembered each other and sought each other out. The young woman knew the address of “The Pandorica”, simply an apartment full of books, and tapes, and discs, and found the man, slightly older, who lived there. Their common humanity struck them like a thunderbolt, since they’d both hidden from this aspect of themselves for many a long year. They found an escape from themselves in each other and it was love at 2nd sight. And they lived happily ever after in the same apartment which they called Pandorica and used their experiences of life to spread word to many people in their own town about Baha’u’llah, gleaning great inspiration from each other, since “marriage is a fortress of well-being and salvation”. And since they lived near a great city of world-wide renown for its academic excellence, they were able to spread their knowledge of Baha’u’llah to many important people, including Muslims who had a particularly moderate but pure idea of Islam in their minds, in which the Qur’an was all important to Islam, rather than the Hadith and its derivative, the shariah legal code, in all its differing guises. And this version of Islam spread like wild-fire amongst the Muslims in such a way that many misconceptions about Islam which had been promoted through the world for centuries fell by the wayside, making it  possible for the first time for the masses amongst Muslims both of Sunni as well as Shiah background to see that believing in Baha’u’llah did not in any way invalidate or contradict belief in Muhammad and/or the Qur’an just as believing in Christ 2000 years ago did not in any way belittle the law and/or person of Moses. Soon the new Islam was reconciled to the Christian church and soon after that so many had become Baha’is that Christians started to realize  in far larger numbers as well that belief in Baha’u’llah did not invalidate or belittle belief in Jesus either, and the unity and oneness of mankind became much, much closer. Many others apart from our leading lad and lady also played an equally momentous part in this adventure, this global revival and regeneration, and soon, the world had become another world, and the Pandorica and his little girl became just another footnote in the history of mankind, just another couple bringing up two children into the future of their next generation, and were eventually forgotten, but years and decades later when they both found themselves in the Abha Kingdom, they found that Baha’u’llah, the Bab and ‘Abdu’l-Baha had never forgotten either of them for a moment and they became even more assured of the infinite and amazing grace of their Lord.

1286) Published: Non-Me: “Experiment IV” by Kate Bush July 11, 2010

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17:16, Jamal, 18th Rahmat, 167 BE
17:16, Sunday, 11th July 2010 AD

“Experiment IV” by Kate Bush

16:14, Sunday 11th July 2010 AD
posted on Facebook as a Note
Track 10 from her LP called “The Whole Story”
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We were working secretly for the military
Our experiment in sound was ready to begin
We only knew in theory what we were doling
Music made for pleasure, music made to thrill
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It was music we were making here until
Chorus:
They told us all they wanted
Was a sound that could kill someone from a distance
So we go ahead and the meters are over in the red
It’s a mistake in the making.
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From the painful cries of mothers to a terrifying scream
We recorded it and put it into our machine
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Chorus:
They told us all they wanted
Was a sound that could kill someone from a distance
So we go ahead and the meters are over in the red
It’s a mistake in the making.
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It could feel like falling in love
It could feel so bad
It could feel so good
It would sing you to sleep
But that dream is your enemy!!
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We won’t be there to be blamed
We won’t be there to snitch
I just pray that someone there can hit the switch
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Chorus:
They told us all they wanted
Was a sound that could kill someone from a distance
So we go ahead and the meters are over in the red
It’s a mistake in the making.
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And the public are waned to stay off.
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written by Kate Bush
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“Personally, I find the pain of having a bent nail sticking into the palm of my hand is a good and effective way to stop the hypnotic effect of the music both frying and freezing my brain, and stopping my being caused to become a mindless drone doing the bidding of the multi-national conglomerates, blind and asleep to the political truth of our modern world; It worked for Harry Palmer too! See “The IPCRESS File”!