Newsletter May 2015

Hello Everyone,
The cold and rainy days are passing, here in France and we are now seeing some days where it is 20 degrees by Celsius! Visitors come and visitors go – although one is staying for a wee bit, and John gets up and lights the fire each morning.

In this newsletter we look at mobile homes of the future, and how the Sun looks from Earth and Mars … it looks very much the same! Except for the colour of the sunset. Science serves humanity well, and we look at the most detailed map of the ocean floor ever seen. The mid-Atlantic trench is clearly visible, and I have mentioned this trench in an article or two. We bring you news about the Genesis Tablet, and how inner transformation effects the outer transformation of society. The skylines of the big cities of the Middle East sometimes look like something out of a science-fiction movie, and we bring an amazing pictorial view of one new mosque in Qatar. Literally, it is praying under the stars! Now we will be moving on anon to England and Scotland, and we have begun looking to the Druids and the set-up of the cultures they served. We bring one article from modern Druids, which somewhat reflects the messages many are receiving about the future organisation of humanity and business. We hope you enjoy this newsletter.


Ecopods

If you’ve just had it with taking the subway, or sitting in an office, or just generally being around other people, you may be in luck. Slovakian firm Nice Architects has built an egg-shaped “Ecocapsule” that runs entirely on solar and wind energy, allowing its dweller(s) to live both literally, and figuratively, off the grid.

The completely self-sustaining portable home contains a 9,744 watt-hour battery, a 750 watt wind turbine, and high-efficiency solar cells that can support you for about a year in pretty much any location in the world, provided there is some sunlight. (It probably wouldn’t work in a cave, for instance, should someone desire to live in one.)

The capsule also includes a rainwater collection and filtration system. Inside, there’s a kitchenette with running water, a flushable toilet, a shower, a bed, and work space. Nice Architects says the capsule, which is about 4.5 meters (14.7 feet) long and 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) wide, can comfortably fit two people.

The egg-home can be “easily transported” by trailer, according to the company, and can even charge the electric car that’s towing it. But beyond just nomadic living, the Ecocapsule has plenty of other potential applications, from providing shelter in disaster areas to doubling as scientific research stations. You can read more about the Ecopods – and see some more pictures here.

 


 

Two Worlds – One Sun

 
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Explanation: How different does sunset appear from Mars than from Earth? For comparison, two images of our common star were taken at sunset, one from Earth and one from Mars. These images were scaled to have same angular width and featured here side-by-side. A quick inspection will reveal that the Sun appears slightly smaller from Mars than from Earth. This makes sense since Mars is 50% further from the Sun than Earth. More striking, perhaps, is that the Martian sunset is noticeably bluer near the Sun than the typically orange colors near the setting Sun from Earth. The reason for the blue hues from Mars is not fully understood, but thought to be related to forward scattering properties of Martian dust. The terrestrial sunset was taken in 2012 March from Marseille, France, while the Martian sunset was captured last month by NASA’s robotic Curiosity rover from Gale crater on Mars.

You can read more on Astronomy Picture of the Day, and follow links: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150512.html
Left Image Credit & Copyright: Damia Bouic;
Right Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS; Digital processing: Damia Bouic

 

 


 

The most detailed map of the ocean floor ever seen

 
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Published late in May 2015, this is the most detailed map of the ocean floor ever produced, using satellite imagery to show ridges and trenches of the earth’s underwater surface even for areas which have never been surveyed by ship. Data on slight variations of the pull of gravity over the oceans are recorded with satellite altimetry, and are then combined to map the seafloor. The map, created using WebGL by the University of California San Diego, is not viewable using older browsers, but you can see excerpts here.

 


 

Uluru after Rain

On my website, you can view a number of articles about Uluru – formerly Ayers Rock – here and there are links to many more articles about Uluru here. Courtesy Jan and Bob Wright, I was able to display a few photographs of Uluru after rain. Rain is such a rare phenomenon in the heart of Australia, and Uluru loses its typical ochre red colour. This is because Uluru is actually a giant asteroid, and a bit like an iceberg – there is probably more of the rock under the ground than above the ground. The composition of Uluru is Neoproterozoic/Cambrian arkose deposited in the Amadeus Basin. You can read how Alcheringa described asteroids and the Armadeus Basin here.

 


 

The Warka Towers: Water Out of Air


 

One of the biggest problems still haunting the poor regions of the world is the lack of clean drinking water. This is such a necessity that we take for granted, but many populations do not. Now, a new solution has arisen, one that is both simple and very promising.

Places like the Namib desert in Southern Africa rarely see rain. However, fog is common, and so there is actually moisture in the air, but not water. Some animals, like the desert beetle, survive by condensing water on its back until drops roll down into its mouth. Once again, man has learned from nature, and so this principle has been adopted and magnified to an enormous scale, and we’ve begun to see a possible solution for the desperate lack of water in the dry regions of the world.

It’s not that scientists haven’t tried many solutions – wells, recycling systems, cleansing poisonious or fetid water – all of those have seen a lot of money and effort put in them. Unfortunately, many of these techniques, while looking good on page, do not stand up to real world conditions. Now comes a solution that is so simple, yet ingenious – the Warka Towers.

 

 

Read more about the Warka Towers here:

 


 

The Genesis Tablet

 
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A tablet that shows an alien arrival of humanity and where it comes from! It is irrefutable ‘proof’ many will say. Some will know this artifact at thehiddenrecords.com/clues as a great piece of evidence for my book… but it has now been completely cracked and thanks to the age of advanced graphics it now can speak for itself. This artifact is for me the ground zero artifact showing not just a star map it shows an alien planet and a version we never realised was actually tied to Vitruvian Man! You can read more about the Genesis Tablet and its hidden clues here.

 


 

The Awakening Of Society Is Just As Important As The Awakening Of Our Self


 

Spirituality is a very personal affair regardless of the various pathways or disciplines that one may follow. Yet even though there is an abundance of avenues for spiritual endeavor, there is generally a universal agreement on the principle of unity.

“If reality is unified, then we must also accept that everything is essentially equal.”

There are many ways that one may be introduced to this philosophy. We may have been brought up around it via our family. We might have had a profound revelation in a one-off experience. Some are initiated through ongoing paranormal activity. Others just intuitively feel it. Altered mind states could have been the catalyst. A gradual or instant revolution could have occurred in our mind where synchronicity deposed coincidence. There could have also been an influence by assorted texts and teachings which infer this similar conclusion. For most of us, uncovering the wisdom of unity most likely occurred via a combination of channels.

“Transcending the illusion of disconnection is a personal path.”

Regardless of our beliefs, and the series of events or informational resources that led to our personal awakening, our fundamental understanding is unity. We are each a part of a complex integrated whole, and our external environment is a reflection of our fundamental nature, including what is in harmony with us and what isn’t. So, irrespective of how peaceful we have set up our internal environment, if we truly want to experience peace, we need to transform the outer world – the collective mental and physical landscapes that we inhabit. If we are all truly unified, we have a responsibility as part of this awakening to continually heal and grow our internal and external worlds.

“The personal awakening is synonymous to the collective awakening.”

You can read more about the Awakening Of Society Is Just As Important As The Awakening Of Our Self here.

 


 

Education City Mosque in Qatar

This Mosque Looks Like it’s From Another Planet – at first glance I get a sense of the Mother Ship – of one kind or another.
Something from the past – around the times before the fall of Atlantis comes to mind. That is actually a mosque below.

You can get a sense of the size of this mosque here

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This Mosque looks like it’s from another planet but in fact, it’s located in Qatar’s Education City.
From outside it looks like as if it’s a space ship which has just landed.

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And its minarets rise high into the air slanted towards Makkah – the direction of prayer for Muslims worldwide

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The courtyard in the centre of the Masjid is decorated with calligraphy and geometric patterns.

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The mosque has five pillars which represent the five pillars of Islam around which four streams flow.
The four streams represent the four rivers in heaven – of wine, milk, honey and water.

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Inside, there are prayer facilities for men below and spaces for women in the gallery above – the Mosque has a capacity of 1,800 people. Qur’anic verses line the centre of the ceiling which lead to the Mihrab – a feature that is found in traditional Mosque designs.

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Inside, there are prayer facilities for men below and spaces for women in the gallery above – the Mosque has a capacity of 1,800 people. Qur’anic verses line the centre of the ceiling which lead to the Mihrab – a feature that is found in traditional Mosque designs.

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A unique feature is the lighting which are emitted from triangular openings of different sizes. For worshipers, it is as though they are praying under the stars!

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The Mihrab features a golden texture and a Qur’anic text:

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“So turn your face toward al-Masjid al-Haram.
And wherever you [believers] are, turn your faces toward it [in prayer].” 2:144


 

Real Druids – the Era of Breakdown

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Who were the Druids?

In ancient times, the Druids were members of a professional class in which their society’s religious and spiritual life was embodied. They were the philosophers, scientists, theologians, and intellectuals of their culture, and the holders of the philosophical, scientific, and religious knowledge of their age. The nearest modern equivalent, then, would be professors in universities or colleges, medical doctors, lawyers and judges, school teachers, and so on. One could say that such people are the real “druids” of our time. The ancient druids brought all of these practices together into a single structure, unified by religious commitment. If you imagine what it would be like if your doctor, lawyer, or teacher was also a priest, and the hospital, law court, and college was also a temple, then you have an idea what Druidry was like for ancient Celtic people.

One of the most striking characteristics of Druidism is the degree to which it is free of dogma and any fixed set of beliefs or practices. In this way it manages to offer a spiritual path, and a way of being in the world that avoids many of the problems of intolerance and sectarianism that the established religions have encountered.

There is no ‘sacred text’ or the equivalent of a bible in Druidism and there is no universally agreed set of beliefs amongst Druids. This allows modern day Druids to look at issues and make observations unclouded by any set of specific dogmatic beliefs. A recent article by an Archdruid examines the state of society today.

The era of breakdown is the point along the curve of collapse at which business as usual finally comes to an end. That’s where the confusion comes in. It’s one of the central articles of faith in pretty much every human society that business as usual functions as a bulwark against chaos, a defense against whatever problems the society might face. That’s exactly where the difficulty slips in, because in pretty much every human society, what counts as business as usual—the established institutions and familiar activities on which everyone relies day by day—is the most important cause of the problems the society faces, and the primary cause of collapse is thus quite simply that societies inevitably attempt to solve their problems by doing all the things that make their problems worse.

You can read more about the Era of Breakdown here.


 

Alcheringa … when the first ancestors were created

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This is the story of fifty thousand people coming from the Pleiades in a giant starship to found the human race on Earth.

It is not a simple story, but one filled with intrigue, deception, and the planned destruction of a mission that left only ninety survivors to be cast upon the Earth.

Part of the story was about their survival on a planet whose atmosphere they could barely breathe, a sun they could not expose themselves to, and a dangerous and poisonous environment that took many of the survivor’s lives.

Their struggle and success in creating our race is the miracle they brought. It is our past and they are our heritage.

You can read the reviews and buy my latest book on Custom Books Publishing Website.

TWO SOULMATES

Two Soulmates Book Cover

My latest book, TWO SOULMATES, has been published by Custom Publishing in Hong Kong. It is available on Amazon! And also, as an E-book on Smashwords.

You may see this book on Custom Books Publishing Website.

You can get the PRINT Version of this book on AMAZON for USD22.46

You can get the E-BOOK Version of this book on SMASHWORDS for USD6.99

We would appreciate anyone who purchases this publication, if they could kindly write a review on either of Amazon or Smashwords.


The Book of Love

Book of Love cover

Here is my first book, The Book of Love by a Medium, with the original cover. Copies are available for $15 plus postage and packaging. Please contact me using the information on the Contact Page if you would like to order some.

 
 
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Valérie and John have gone to France, abiding a gentle and loving request from “Upstairs”! You can look to their previous journey in France to see what we may expect (here).

 
 

Blessings be with you and Universal love. Val.

 
 

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