Friday, July 31, 2015
[A member of a Hemingway list I am on posted photos from the Hemingway collection at the JFK library, including a photo of a ticket stub to a bullfight Hemingway had attended. I copied the photo to Nancy Ford, adding “nice coincidence, if you look at the date,” because July 27 is my birthday.
[Knowing of my long connection with Hemingway, she wrote back,” I would really like to know how far back the two of you originally shared lives. I don’t think this is the first time and when I saw this ticket, I thought, `Of course, he was a strand of EH during those days.’ Regardless of the timing of birth and all that, the feeling was very strong and to have you find this with your birthday on it feels like a smile from Hemingway to you, like `hi.’”
[As I thought about it, I suddenly thought, “Of course! If people share lives, they are available to be a strand in one another’s future mixtures, and so on and so on. It can be quite an intricate braiding, perhaps.” The fact that it produces an “of course!” doesn’t make it right, but it did draw my attention. So I decided to see what I could find out.]
Continue reading Reincarnation and braiding
Expanded Reincarnation Input
(by John Dorsey Wolf)
“There are beginnings and then there are beginnings.”
One view of ourselves in the 3D is that we did not exist before we were born, and in one sense of the formation of our unique soul that is valid. However, the ingredients for our existence existed beforehand, and the capacity to exist as we are is inherent from before that. So when looking at reincarnation as a sequence of lives, where do you start? Following the flow “upstream” it could be envisioned that the consciousness stream that eventually became what we are did not even include Earth life reality. So is it accurate to say your spiritual heritage is only a product of Earth lives lived?
Continue reading More on reincarnation from John Wolf
John F. Kennedy knew that in his time we stood at a crossroads. He knew where he wanted us to go, and he knew some of the steps to take, and he knew how to lead so that the people would follow.
And then – and therefore – he was murdered, in cold blood, in broad daylight, in front of the crowds that were cheering him, and everything changed.
What didn’t happen can’t be mapped. But if we look at what he said, and did, in his short 34 months in office, we can get a sense of where he wanted us to go, and we can get a sense of how far ahead of nearly everyone else he was, and we can see what his murder cost us, and our children, and their children. And we can see what was saved from the wreckage. For one thing, he saved us all from being poisoned.
The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Continue reading Kennedy’s Vision (2) The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
It was the worst day in American history. For almost three years, we had had a man with a unique historical perspective, with an independent place to stand, in a position to make real changes. We stood at the crossroads of two very different paths, and he knew where he wanted to take us, and he knew how to do it, and he knew how to bring the people along with him. And then – and therefore – he was murdered, in cold blood, in broad daylight, in front of the crowds that were cheering him, and everything changed.
I’m not going to write about the fact that he was killed by a conspiracy, nor who the members were, nor their motives. It’s all on the record, for any who want to know. If I pieced it together by long widespread and judicious reading, you can too. Instead on this 50th anniversary of the crime, I want to look at Kennedy’s vision for the United States and for the world, as it can be deduced from his words and actions.
What didn’t happen can’t be mapped. But if you look at what he did in his short time, the man’s course can be plotted., and we can get a sense of what the nation and the world lost as a result of a criminal conspiracy to murder him, followed by another conspiracy to cover up the truth of who was responsible.
Continue reading Kennedy’s Vision (1) — Civil Rights
I have just finished re-reading How the Irish Saved Civilization, a book that raises in me alternations of admiration, exasperation, irritation and, ultimately, profound gratitude. I suppose that shouldn’t be surprising in a book written by an Irishman! 🙂
His final paragraph rises to brilliant, prophetic insight:
Perhaps history is always divided into Romans and Catholics – or, better, catholics. The Romans are the rich and powerful who run things their way and must always accrue more because they instinctively believe that there will never be enough to go around; the catholics, as their name implies, are universalists who instinctively believe that all humanity makes one family, that every human being is an equal child of God, and that God will provide. The twenty-first century, prophesied Malraux, will be spiritual or it will not be. If our civilization is to be saved – forget about our civilization, which, as Patrick would say, may pass “in a moment like a cloud or smoke that is scattered by the wind” – if we are to be saved, it will not be by Romans but by saints.
How the Irish Saved Civilization, Thomas Cahill, pp 217-218
I found myself almost wanting to say “my friend Sylvia Beach,” because having read her memoir “Shakespeare & Co,” and having read how good she was to Papa (before he was Papa) and so many writers, I have become very fond of her.
MICHAEL VENTURA –
LETTERS AT 3AM
THE REVOLUTION WILL BE PRINTED
Austin Chronicle – Feb. 8, 2013
That headline has been digitally duplicated (plagiarized) from David Bjerklie’s essay in Time’s special edition: “100 New Scientific Discoveries.” Bjerklie’s headline says it all.
Three-dimensional manufacturing is the making of something out of practically nothing. This technology accelerates as we speak. Bjerklie reports that there is only one retail outlet that sells 3-D printers, MakerBot in New York City. Only one, but it sold 15,000 3-D printers by late 2012.
Continue reading Ventura: This really does change everything