9-Kan: Pontentially abundant (26 August 2016)

Potentially Abundant

“Be realistic: Plan for a miracle.” – Osho (9-Kan)

Born 9-Kan: Leonard Nimoy, Henry Kissinger, Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh), Oklahoma City bombing, Waco siege began

Well, well. If it isn’t ol’ Heinz Alfred Kissinger born on this powerful day 9-Net. If ever there was a living legend around which conspiracy and entanglements just happen without any effort on his part – it would be Henry K.

You know, conspiracies like the ones orbiting around the Oklahoma City bombing (9-Kan), or the siege at Waco (dito).

And Osho, too? Any similarities there? Isn’t Henry, along with his living contemporaries like Peres (11-Chuen), Castro (13-Edznab), and George Bush senior (1-Cimi), the jaded Dalai Lamas of international geo-politics and intrigue?

Considering all the juicy gossip and rumors around these people, I call Osho’s parallel to Kissinger ‘Bingo’.

About the Nawal

9-Kan offers unique, reciprocal insights – both into the nature of the Seed sun-sign as well as the 9th stage/heaven.

All seeds represent one form or another of potential. When a plant reaches fruition, it produces a multitude of seeds. Each seed can become a slightly different variation of its sires and siblings. By natural courses, only a fraction of this multitude eventually takes root and becomes new plants. However, each seed is a unique plant in potential, and every sperm cell – a goddess.

In the same way in which Kan represents the Nature of potential, stage 9 of the trecena is an Expression of potential. It takes place when the process is on the brink of realization. Potential is expressed when action ceases; when gravity is allowed to operate.

Ian Lungold wrote in his codex that stage 9 is “The completion of cycles of action”. So 9-Kan means that 8 days after the summer begins the last thing on my list of actions is social networking and extra focus on the tribe’s potential fruits.

That’s it. It’s kick-back time from now on. The summer sun does everything else.

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Evidently and thankfully, not all those born 9-Kan end up power-hungry sex offenders like the abovementioned gurus. Kan types are basically very inspiring, as they are easily able to see the potential in anyone they meet and talk to. They never lacking good company around them.

For example, here’s another 9-Kan legend, regretfully not among us living anymore. He passed on last year on 9-Edznab.

It’s always a shame to see the good ones go while the others never get it and just keep on minding other people’s business well into their deep 90’s.

8-Akbal: Endless night (25 August 2016)

8-AKBAL

“The time is gone, the song is over. I thought I’d something more to say.” – David Gilmour (8-Akbal) singing Time from the Dark Side of the Moon

Born on this day: David Gilmour, Celine Dion, Arthur Schopenhauer, Liv Tyler, Beverly D’Angelo, Morten Harket, Rafael Correa, Rick Moranis, John Pilger

Remember the first time, as a teenager probably, when you first got really intimate with someone you really liked?

The sun was dropping slowly toward the sea when I began a conversation with you. The talk was deep to begin with, and it was getting better fast. Then, as a pause came about, I was suddenly left with you inside an evening afterglow.

Today’s sun had passed on.

It was getting dark fast, and I had no thought of getting off my seat. Darkness made me bold, a bit like the beer I didn’t have, and yet even bolder. There’s a comfort in facing the end of the day in good company. In love and receptiveness.

It resounds with growing old together. As friends engaged in mutual story-weaving.

The senses become acute as today fades into memory and then deeper into sleepy oblivion. I can see the waves come in from afar; as light grey wisps of foam on a black IMOX. The stars become bright and they multiply.

The rush of water is pleasantly loud and present. My suppressed olfactory faculties come back to life.

And all though this my conversing with you goes on. With words and without. With senses and spirit.

Akbal is the unique comfort which only darkness can provide.

The groping darkness which nourishes new discovery can never be altogether reconciled or vanquished. It sharpens my senses, and serves as the mental and spiritual “vacuum” which prompts me to really listen and be receptive.

Happy anniversary

And my own personal burner day: 8-Akbal

Nuts and bolts

All western sun-signs have something to do with learning and teaching, since they embody various forms of transformation. Akbal is the most basic form of this aspect. It has to do with the way wisdom and knowledge are constructed – one insight/lesson on top of the other (rather than one replacing the other).

9-Edznab: Macro Reflected (31 July 2016)

Born on this day: J. R. R. Tolkien, Paul Wolfowitz, Benjamin Harrison (23rd US president), Sophia Loren, John Malkovich

Macro Reflected

“Firing employees, that’s unfortunately a part of doing business.” – Paul Wolfowitz (9-Edznab)

“All that is gold does not glitter,
not all those who wander are lost;
the old that is strong does not wither,
deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
a light from the shadows shall spring;
renewed shall be blade that was broken,
the crownless again shall be king.”

- J.R.R. Tolkien, from The Lord 
of the Rings

Tales of the 1st Age of creation

One of my first literary consciousness disruptors has to be JRR Tolkein (born 9-Edznab). I read through the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit back in the 80’s and early 90’s. The former trilogy being, what I defined to a religious friend I shared a bunk bed with, a kind of personal ‘bible’ during most of 1993. It was quite an adventure to relate to at a tender age, in the years prior to the Hollywood productions, when the only cultural visual I could come up with was Ralph Bakshi (1-Edznab)’s 1978 rendition of the first 1.5 books.

Then I took my chances with Tolkein’s Silmarillion (first published 1977).

It was opaque to me to a frustrating degree. I could not see any plot going anywhere, and it was in no way similar to any of the more popular works I read. I think my first shot at it was in my early 20’s. So I put it down and read other stuff. Then, after my 30th birthday I remember trying reading the Silmarillion again. This time I just continued to read it, although I’ve long since lost track of the many names of elves, gods, and places.

I gave the book a fair chance.

Then something happened. I somehow synched with the Tolkein style’s deep frequency enough to finally understand how to read this book. That adjustment made the saga unforgettable. It made me go back to it countless times after I finished it.

I remember reading it on the corporate bus to work, 1 hour’s drive each way. I looked at the moving scenery around the bus and saw a sprawling grove of old trees. “There,” I envisioned “is where the forest of Doriath must still be in some other dimension”. Then I went back to turning the pages.

A western creation story

Like the bible and many other ancient books, the Silmarillion begins with how the world came into being. Of the 1st age of the Gods, and how they themselves came into being. According to Tolkein’s worldview, the world was created by a choir of gods, each emanating his/her own unique vibrations into a chorus of voices.

In other words, “In the beginning was the word and the word was made flesh”.

This image of creation closely resembles his contemporary and countryman C.S. Lewis (born 9-Ahau). This bit hasn’t yet been captured by the mainstream image machine, and it takes place in his less-known prequal ‘The Magician’s Nephew” (1955). There he describes a world coming into being by means of a Lion (Aslan) singing, and a music joining him from the heavens. The sounds of these intricate harmonies create mountains, rivers, trees, animals, and eventually conscious, talking animals.

The differences between these two freemasons is that in Tolkein’s cosmos there is a creating god (Iluvatar) and a handful of deputy gods. In Lewis’s the Lion Aslan is often equated with Jesus Christ – the grace of God in the material world. This is mainly because Tolkein based his cosmos on Nordic sagas, while Lewis – on Christian mythology.

The idea that words and sounds create reality is prevelant among many ancient peoples. Nowadays, after a strong new-age wave has swept across the world over the last 10 years or so, we can encounter the same meme/idea in the form of “be careful what you wish for”, and “thoughts create reality” so “think positive”.

It is nevertheless important to see it, not as the way to view reality, but as one tool in a toolbox I can personally and responsibly select from. It cannot be enough to think and talk positively, since it contradicts the law of polarity, i.e., expressing the positive can sometime also mean concealment and sublimation of the negative.

Morning glory

In the not-so-distant past, when psychology wasn’t yet ‘discovered’, shaman and clergimen alike used mythology to transmit morals and values to their communities. As a spiritual guide, you can never tell someone directly “Now write this down. This is what you should do.” You had to use an ancient poem or story, resembling the situation you’re dealing with, and then assist your ‘patient’ as little as possible in finding his own solution.

Tolkein was doing just that when he created his own little world, with various rich languages and landscapes. He told epic tragedies and heroics, divine in nature and sublime in scope. But he relied heavily on key Nordic mythologies, like the Prose Edda and the Icelandic sagas.

The story remains the same.