Ah, I think I can come back now, hello again for small Miracles! I think someone didn't like my last LinkyWinky. I didn't think about it I guess.
Now for an excerpt or two from Moby Dick:
Signs and wonders, eh? Pity if there is nothing wonderful in signs,
and significant in wonders! There's a clue somewhere
; wait a
bit; hist -- hark! By Jove, I have it! Look you, Doubloon, your zodiac
here is the life of man in one round chapter; and now I'll read it
off, straight out of the book. Come, Almanack! To begin: there's
Aries, or the Ram -- lecherous dog, he begets us; then, Taurus, or the
Bull -- he bumps us the first thing; then Gemini, or the Twins -- that
is, Virtue and Vice; we try to reach Virtue, when lo! comes Cancer the
Crab, and drags us back; and here, going from Virtue, Leo, a roaring
Lion, lies in the path -- he gives a few fierce bites and surly dabs
with his paw; we escape, and hail Virgo, the Virgin! that's our first
love; we marry and think to be happy for aye, when pop comes Libra, or
the Scales -- happiness weighed and found wanting; and while we are
very sad about that, Lord! how we suddenly jump, as Scorpio, or the
Scorpion, stings us in rear; we are curing the wound, when whang come
the arrows all round; Sagittarius, or the Archer, is amusing himself.
As we pluck out the shafts, stand aside; here's the battering-ram,
Capricornus, or the Goat; full tilt, he comes rushing, and headlong we
are tossed; when Aquarius, or the Water- bearer, pours out his whole
deluge and drowns us; and to wind up with Pisces, or the Fishes, we
'If the White Whale be raised, it must be in a month and a day,
when the sun stands in some one of these signs.
signs, and know their marks; they were taught me two score years ago,
by the old witch in Copenhagen. Now, in what sign will the sun
then be? The horse-shoe sign; for there it is, right opposite the
gold. And what's the horse-shoe sign? The lion is the horse-shoe sign
-- the roaring and devouring lion.
Ship, old ship! my old head
shakes to think of thee.'
'There's another rendering now; but still one text. All sorts of men
in one kind of world, you see. Dodge again! here comes Queequeg -- all
tattooing -- looks like the signs of the Zodiac himself. What says the
Cannibal? As I live he's comparing notes; looking at his thigh bone;
thinks the sun
is in the thigh, or in the calf, or in the
bowels, I suppose, as the old women talk Surgeon's Astronomy in the
back country. And by Jove, he's found something there in the vicinity
of his thigh -- I guess it's Sagittarius, or the Archer.
don't know what to make of the doubloon; he takes it for an old button
off some king's trowsers. But, aside again! here comes that
ghost-devil, Fedallah; tail coiled out of sight as usual, oakum in the
toes of his pumps as usual. What does he say, with that look of his?
Ah, only makes a sign to the sign and bows himself; there is a sun
on the coin -- fire worshipper, depend upon it.
[link to etext.virginia.edu
Bolding is mine. Jesus the Sun is described as a roaring Lion from the
Tribe of Judah. It seems the Final Verdict is that it roars in
Sagittarius, 23 November ?
But just like Shadrack Meshack and Abendigo (sp?) (3) those who trust in
the Creator will go through the Fire unharmed, at least their Eternal
Souls I would opine. Opine? Ha! I've been reading too many classical
books I suppose, no one uses that word anymore right..
More: The Trinity (more 3), the Father (Milky Way) Son (Sun) and Holy
Spirit (Earth, because the Father sent it out to all of us). X Y and
Also remember the Phoenix which blazes and then resurrects again. I think this speaks of our Earth's trial and Time through Fire, burning away the Brambles and having the good-spirited Life Souls return anew.
Since we are also passing into Aquarius, I shouldn't think it any
surprise either that we shall be Deluged once again. What of God's
promise to Noah and his descentents that He shall not destroy the
Earth by Water any more? Ha perhaps complete destruction won't occur
in the final verdict by Water, but fire this time. But by many shots
from a Fiery Bow.
Just finished reading Catcher in the Rye too finally, being on my reading list for way too long. Wasn't it in that movie Conspiracy Theory by Mel Gibson? I think I understand now why. Takes place before Christmas, and he goes Underground for how many days? You guessed it: 3 Days. The little kid has a lot of heart and thought, and simply detests arrogance and fakeness and pretentiousness. Here Hear!
I also read a book for fun, being lighter reading than the classics. Deception Point by Dan Brown. Funny the next day I saw what looked like Air force One actually in our skies here in Korea, but can't be certain, but the book took us on a journey there too. So this Reminds me too of something. To those of you who look to God for direction, and where nothing is Coincidence, you'll find lots of surprises. Just like I'm always surprised that it seems like no matter what I choose to do moment by moment, I'm crossed with certain things coming in my path that I know isn't coincidence, even if these things Irk me. I won't go into specifics because the specifics are actually embarassing to me to write of it, how insignificantly trivial they all actually are, but things which don't escape my notice. That CROSS my path. I finally realized (my being so slow) after my whole life, that this is just another example of the Cross, keeping me ever reminded of it, as if I need to be. But then again maybe I do. Well okay I'll share one specific. I was given a hand-me-down bike that also came with it a Numerical Lock. When I was told the combination, it didn't even register at the time, just that it was pretty simple that I just laughed. Yeah, it was 3 3 3. Then riding in Seoul near the Han River that runs all the way through the middle of Seoul with a nicely convenient Bike path, it just dawned one me. And I couldn't but Laugh again. These little signs are just like in the Movie Signs, or that other Movie that I can't remember the name, but takes its cue from the same Mel Gibson Movie. Now what was the cryptic series of numbers in that movie that he gave us? Can't remember. I remember there was again another stir here on this board as to its significance, being some date. And of course when it came and passed, another Glp failed prediction, as it were. But I think the real clue in that movie was from the Book that I already mentioned. Clearly obvious, but they have to send us on wild goose chases, being the nature of the Game that we are in, yeah?
Now one remaining thought on ole Mel. He's Catholic, and I'm not saying he has the whole truth at his angry fingertips, but don't disregard the oddness in the way he has been treated by Hollywood. To me he's another one like Michael Jackson who doesn't really play the Game the way they'd like him too, so he isn't found in the best sort of Light, esp in the Media, so that we don't take his stuff too seriously (just like the Movie Signs, which again isn't really about crop circles or Aliens and all that, but about all the signs in our lives that come together in the end).
Last thought for now. If you're like me and preparing spiritually, the way I see it right now, we must try and let go of Everything. Easier said than done I know. I'll just leave it at that.