Posted on April 19, 2016
The second performance (the one that didn’t get rained on) from Friday, April 1st 2016 at Baltimore’s inner harbor (the “Light Up the Night!” stage). I was the fuel dump safety coordinator and not part of the routine but you can see me spinning poi entering from behind the wagon moving to stage left at around 14 minutes. My RevMo (Revolutionary Motion) family is awesome and I am honored to be a part of this.
Posted on April 13, 2016
Found on Pinterest #AstroProTips Tuesday, April 12th Mercury in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces (both at 11 degrees) Venus in Aries trine Mars in Sagittarius (both at 8 degrees) Thursday, April 14th Mercury in Taurus trine Jupiter in Virgo (both at 14 degrees) Mercury enters shadow phase (14 degrees of Taurus) Sunday, April 17th Mercury…
Posted on April 7, 2016
The story of the planet closest to our sun, aptly named Vulcan, which accidentally existed for half a century.
Posted on April 5, 2016
|The Ultimate Antioxidant for Optimum Health & Longevity — Barron Report A Barron Report unveiling the use of Antioxidants for disease prevention, reversing the signs of premature aging and rebalancing compromised immune systems.|
Keeping in line with my supplement research, this article thoroughly touches on the different kinds of antioxidants supplements and potential strategies for combining them in complimentary ways. I will be referring back to this when my current round of evaluations is short on supply.
Posted on March 30, 2016
For a number of years I have been interested in improving cognitive function. I have a family history of Alzheimer’s, and I suffered a traumatic head injury on a motorcycle (wear your helmet). For these primary reasons I have looked into ways to increase my neurological health. If you consume Alcohol (as I had been until a few years ago) you are already behind the curve. Below you will find a list of what I am currently evaluating as my daily go-to for optimal cognitive well being. Not listed is Fish oil which I feel has been covered thoroughly as a supplement that has broad benefits; some of which could be included in a list of things you would look for in a nootropic. The suppliment links below will take you to a brand that I use as a control because I trust that it will be what is on the label. I’m sure you can find it cheaper, and for ultimate in penny pinching goodness you could find bulk powders to encapsulate yourself. Do your research. Consult your physician. These are just my personal experiences as a layperson.
Trial and error has me arriving at 2 caps in the morning with coffee and then supplementing an additional cap in the afternoon if needed. Seems to provide a clamping effect, reducing caffeine jitters and any “overwhelming effects” from the other supplements. Known to be synergistic with caffeine, the L-Theanine seems to make me sleepy when taken alone, but with the coffee and rest of the stack, it brings the increase in energy back into focus; removes “stimulant induced ADHD” leaving me with a zen like calm alertness. This with caffeine provides excellent value per cost if you are on a tight budget and want measurable (subjective) results.
One cap per day seems to be the sweet spot. May try increasing to a second in the afternoon (or 1/2 cap twice per day if that proves to be too much) after I have acclimated somewhat but for now it seems to be providing the desired effect. I tried re-dosing after one hour and that got to be a little overwhelming. Hard to describe but it definitely stokes the fires. Neuro-function seems to be heightened. For those that believe in this sort of thing, Energy sensitivity seems heightened, strengthens connection between the heart up to the crown chakra. Not to sound hokey, but I feel more connected (to source; yes that) when supplementing with this herb. Goes well with other herbal supplements and has quelled anxiety. Let’s me get things done and feel good doing it.
I first started experimenting with this one a few years ago and it works well on its own to boost usable energy without feeling scattered or jittery. My sweet spot is two in the morning with a third in the afternoon if needed. Kind of feels like you have been “tightened up” and awake; ready to move forward. My understanding is that this increases mitochondrial activity, and with it oxidative damage. To offset this, it is formulated with Alpha Lipoic Acid, a strong antioxidant. This is another good choice if you want to start with a single supplement with good results. I have begun seeing this on the shelves of the blue big box retail chain and their version seems to work similarly (if not a little less effective) to the brand linked to above.
So I have heard a lot about “Magnesium deficiency” and if you are getting enough magnesium or don’t have any of the exacerbating factors for magnesium depletion then this may not add any benefit. Magnesium supplements come in various formulations but I recommend either the Theonate version (linked to above) or the Glycinate as they seem to be more absorb-able; The oxide version did not seem to confer any benefit when I tried it. I can’t say this increased energy. This is not a “limitless pill” and won’t make you a genius. However, I can say that this feels like it improves the signal quality between brain and body. Thinking seems to happen quicker. Motor function feels cleaner; Helps me flow. Just a educated theory, but I believe magnesium helps relax smooth muscle fibers (probably also striated) following contraction. I have been supplementing with one cap per day in the morning, Magnesium has been touted as a sleep aide so I may be doing this backwards and should switch to a single cap at night.
Quercetin (which I would categorize with Magnesium and Alpha Lipoic Acid in the Support category) is an antioxidant found in kale, dark pigmented berries, and green tea (also wine). I add this to the stack to add a little insurance from oxidative damage as a neuro-protectant (and there is evidence that it can help regenerate damaged nerve tissue). An added bonus is it apparently can reduce inflammation and histamine response (things that just help you “feel better” overall). Between this and the magnesium my heart rate is lower and softer. My heart feels calmer for any given activity. Current dosage is one cap per day.
Stay tuned for further updates to this page to include but not limited to: Turmeric, The racetam family of compounds, “Biotest Power Drive”, and PQQ
Posted on March 15, 2016
|Reflections on Pyromancy — Alone in the dark
Kindling the flame from WordPress for Android
Posted on February 9, 2016
“The movies are a machine that generates empathy.”, said Roger Ebert.
The video linked above suggests that in the Pixar universe that empathy (or emotional energy) can be harvested as a source of energy. This makes little sense when viewed from a classic materialist vantage that all emotional phenomena are the product of chemical brain reactions. Neurotransmitters releasing and binding to receptors in a closed system within a single physical body. Consider then the possibility that emotional response as potential generated between two bodies (or when some thing is “emotionally charged”), or the discharging of that potential during an emotional event such as a confrontation.
This seems like crazy talk or is completely useless because you can’t plug a toaster into your fear, or drive to work with laughter. But what if you look at us from the perspective of a hypothetical consciousness that exists in more than our three spatial dimensions. A being that can perceive in higher dimensions would be able to see aspects of our existence that are normally hidden from our view. In the theory video, the monsters from Monsters Inc travel to points in their past, our relative present, by opening doors and popping over like you would visit a neighbor. This suggests to me that they have penetrated at least the secrets of 4th dimensional existence and can travel to points throughout time by moving them next to each other like folding a piece of paper to make two points touch (like in Event Horizon).
Emotions: a six pole electromagnetic arrangement, in higher dimensions.
Particular fungi are thriving in the radioactive zone left by the Chernobyl incident. It is thriving because fungi can use non “visible light” radiation as an energy source. From the tumblr post above I can imagine the fungus that we see growing in our three dimensions as a projection of 4th or higher dimensional nervous system, that uses emotional energy, projected into three dimensions. Nervous system might be a misnomer because the metabolic functions at work but certainly more would be going on than a single isolated function.
Posted on February 9, 2016
Oft dream I of buried Atlantis,
lost in the ages that have passed into night.
Aeon on aeon thou existed in beauty,
a light shining through the darkness of night.
Mighty in power, ruling the earth-born,
Lord of the Earth in Atlantis’ day.
King of the nations, master of wisdom,
LIGHT through SUNTAL,
Keeper of the way,
dwelt in his TEMPLE,
the MASTER of UNAL,
LIGHT of the Earth in Atlantis’ day.
Master, HE, from a cycle beyond us,
living in bodies as one among men.
Not as the earth-born,
HE from beyond us,
SUN of a cycle, advanced beyond men.
Know ye, O man, that HORLET the Master,
was never one with the children of men.
Far in the past time when Atlantis first grew as a power,
appeared there one with the KEY of WISDOM,
showing the way of LIGHT to all.
Showed he to all men the path of attainment,
way of the Light that flows among men.
Mastering darkness, leading the MAN-SOUL,
upward to heights that were One with the Light.
Divided the Kingdoms, HE into sections.
Ten were they, ruled by children of men.
Upon another, built HE a TEMPLE,
built but not by the children of men.
Out of the ETHER called HE its substance,
moulded and formed by the power of YTOLAN
into the forms HE built with His mind.
Mile upon mile it covered the island,
space upon space it grew in its might.
Black, yet not black, but dark like the space-time,
deep in its heart the ESSENCE of LIGHT.
Swiftly the TEMPLE grew into being,
moulded and shaped by the WORD of the DWELLER,
called from the formless into a form.
Builded HE then, within it, great chambers,
filled them with forms called forth from the ETHER,
filled them with wisdom called forth by His mind.
Formless was HE within his TEMPLE,
yet was HE formed in the image of men.
Dwelling among them yet not of them,
strange and far different
was HE from the children of men.
Chose HE then from among the people,
THREE who became his gateway.
Choose HE the THREE from the Highest
to become his links with Atlantis.
Messengers they, who carried his council,
to the kings of the children of men.
Brought HE forth others and taught them wisdom;
teachers, they, to the children of men.
Placed HE them on the island of UNDAL to stand as
teachers of LIGHT to men.
Each of those who were thus chosen,
taught must he be for years five and ten.
Only thus could he have understanding to bring
LIGHT to the children of men.
Thus there came into being the Temple, a dwelling place
for the Master of men.
I, THOTH, have ever sought wisdom,
searching in darkness and searching in Light.
Long in my youth I traveled the pathway,
seeking ever new knowledge to gain.
Until after much striving, one of the THREE,
to me brought the LIGHT.
Brought HE to me the commands of the DWELLER,
called me from the darkness into the LIGHT.
Brought HE me, before the DWELLER,
deep in the Temple before the great FIRE.
There on the great throne, beheld I,
the DWELLER, clothed with the LIGHT
and flashing with fire.
Down I knelt before that great wisdom,
feeling the LIGHT flowing through me in waves.
Heard I then the voice of the DWELLER:
“O darkness, come into the Light.
Long have ye sought the pathway to LIGHT.
Each soul on earth that loosens its fetters,
shall soon be made free from the bondage of night.
Forth from the darkness have ye arisen,
closer approached the Light of your goal.
Here ye shall dwell as one of my children,
keeper of records gathered by wisdom,
instrument thou of the LIGHT from beyond.
Ready by thou made to do what is needed,
preserver of wisdom through the ages of darkness,
that shall come fast on the children of men.
Live thee here and drink of all wisdom.
Secrets and mysteries unto thee shall unveil.”
Then answered I, the MASTER OF CYCLES, saying:
“O Light, that descended to men,
give thou to me of thy wisdom that
I might be a teacher of men.
Give thou of thy LIGHT that I may be free.”
Spoke then to me again, the MASTER:
“Age after age shall ye live through
your wisdom, Aye, when o’er Atlantis the ocean waves roll, holding the Light, though hidden in darkness, ready to come when e’er thou shalt call.
Go thee now and learn greater wisdom. Grow thou through LIGHT to Infinity’s ALL.”
Long then dwelt I in the Temple of the DWELLER until at last I was One with the LIGHT.
Followed I then the path to the star planes, followed I then the pathway to LIGHT.
Deep into Earth’s heart I followed the pathway, learning the secrets, below as above; learning the pathway to the HALLS of AMENTI; learning the LAW that balances the world.
To Earth’s hidden chambers pierced I by my wisdom, deep through the Earth’s crust, into the pathway, hidden for ages from the children of men.
Unveiled before me, ever more wisdom until I reached a new knowledge: found that all is part of an ALL, great and yet greater than all that we know.
Searched I Infinity’s heart through all the ages.
Deep and yet deeper, more mysteries I found.
Now, as I look back through the ages, know I that wisdom is boundless, ever grown greater throughout the ages, One with Infinity’s greater than all.
Light there was in ancient ATLANTIS.
Yet, darkness, too, was hidden in all.
Fell from the Light into the darkness,
some who had risen to heights among men.
Proud they became because of their knowledge,
proud were they of their place among men.
Deep delved they into the forbidden,
opened the gateway that led to below.
Sought they to gain ever more knowledge but
seeking to bring it up from below.
He who descends below must have balance,
else he is bound by lack of our Light.
Opened, they then,
by their knowledge,
pathways forbidden to man.
But, in His Temple, all-seeing, the DWELLER,
lay in his AGWANTI, while through Atlantis,
His soul roamed free.
Saw HE the Atlanteans, by their magic,
opening the gateway that would
bring to Earth a great woe.
Fast fled His soul then, back to His body.
Up HE arose from His AGWANTI.
Called HE the Three mighty messengers.
Gave the commands that shattered the world.
Deep ‘neath Earth’s crust to the HALLS of AMENTI,
swiftly descended the DWELLER.
Called HE then on the powers the Seven Lords wielded;
changed the Earth’s balance.
Down sank Atlantis beneath the dark waves.
Shattered the gateway that had been opened;
shattered the doorway that led down below.
All of the islands were shattered except UNAL,
and part of the island of the sons of the DWELLER.
Preserved HE them to be the teachers,
Lights on the path for those to come after,
Lights for the lesser children of men.
Called HE then, I THOTH, before him,
gave me commands for all I should do, saying;
“Take thou, O THOTH, all of your wisdom.
Take all your records, Take all your magic.
Go thou forth as a teacher of men.
Go thou forth reserving the records
until in time LIGHT grows among men.
LIGHT shalt thou be all through the ages,
hidden yet found by enlightened men.
Over all Earth, give WE ye power,
free thou to give or take it away.
Gather thou now the sons of Atlantis.
Take them and flee to the people of the rock caves.
Fly to the land of the Children of KHEM.”
Then gathered I the sons of Atlantis.
Into the spaceship I brought all my records,
brought the records of sunken Atlantis.
Gathered I all of my powers,
instruments many of mighty magic.
Up then we rose on wings of the morning.
High we arose above the Temple,
leaving behind the Three and DWELLER,
deep in the HALLS ‘neath the Temple,
closing the pathway to the LORDS of the Cycles.
Yet ever to him who has knowing,
open shall be the path to AMENTI.
Fast fled we then on the wings of the morning,
fled to the land of the children of KHEM.
There by my power,
I conquered and ruled them.
Raised I to LIGHT,
the children of KHEM.
Deep ‘neath the rocks,
I buried my spaceship,
waiting the time when man might be free.
Over the spaceship,
erected a marker in the form
of a lion yet like unto man.
There ‘neath the image rests yet my spaceship,
forth to be brought when need shall arise.
Know ye, O man, that far in the future,
invaders shall come from out of the deep.
Then awake, ye who have wisdom.
Bring forth my ship and conquer with ease.
Deep ‘neath the image lies my secret.
Search and find in the pyramid I built.
Each to the other is the Keystone;
each the gateway that leads into LIFE.
Follow the KEY I leave behind me.
Seek and the doorway to LIFE shall be thine.
Seek thou in my pyramid,
deep in the passage that ends in a wall.
Use thou the KEY of the SEVEN,
and open to thee the pathway will fall.
Now unto thee I have given my wisdom.
Now unto thee I have given my way.
Follow the pathway.
Solve thou my secrets.
Unto thee I have shown the way.