Morgan’s short hops

Since I’ve been collecting things I want to share, and none seem worth a whole diary by themselves :-).

Misheard lyrics to Christmas songs: “While shepherds washed their socks at night” is one of my favorites :-).

The Great Illusion: Wonderful art, and be sure to move your mouse over the graphic on the splash page.

The Master Key: interesting Flash animation, though I haven’t signed up for their free “series of 42 short, inspiring and instructional ‘knew views on Gratitude’ messages.”

The Lost Mode Of Prayer [1]:

Modern prayer researchers currently identify four modes of prayer used in the west today. Does an additional mode exist? Is there a fifth mode of prayer that allows us to participate in the outcome of the events within our bodies as well as the world around us? Recent findings in remote temple sites where these traditions remain today, combined with new research into some of the most sacred and esoteric traditions of our past, lead me to believe that the answer is “Yes!”

And last but not least:

Become a Catalyst for Peace: Join the World Peace Experiment

We are seeking 80,000 people who are willing to be part of an experiment to see if we can shift the world’s perception of “good and evil” to a perception of love. It won’t cost you any money and will take only seconds a day. We believe we are all one mind and that if enough people (critical mass) could shift their own personal perception — change their minds — about the existence of evil, then the whole planet could shift into a perception of love.


Tip jar (3.92 / 13)


by Morgan on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 11:02:56 PDT

Cool. (4.00 / 2)

I’m off in search of the lost mode.

by ogre on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 12:57:40 PDT

I want to know who are the prayer researchers. (4.00 / 3)

And I want to know before I go off with 80,000 strangers on some peace thing.

But seriously, who is researching modes of prayer?  What are their methods?  What is the purose of this research and who is funding it?

I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also was a chasing after wind.Ecclesiastes 1:17

by DanielMN on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 13:50:59 PDT

AFAIK (4.00 / 2)

the two (the modes of prayer and the peace experiment) are totally unrelated, other than having come to my attention about the same time.

As for the research, I’d have to do the same as anyone else to learn more — google ;-).

I offered these because they caught my eye and seemed the sort of thing some here might be interested in. Those who are interested can do further research, and those who aren’t can move on to the next topic :-).

by Morgan on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 15:05:10 PDT

I got that (none / 1)

Thanks for writing this.  I’m not so interested in the lost mode.  Seems more like the plot for a movie than anything else.

I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also was a chasing after wind.Ecclesiastes 1:17

by DanielMN on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 15:49:25 PDT

Story from another list (none / 1)

That sounds like someone using this mode from ancient tradition:

In the late 1980s, I spent some time in the American desert southwest, actually very close to where my home is now in the mountains. The southwest was experiencing one of the worst droughts recorded for this location since we’ve been keeping weather records. A friend of mine, from one of the indigenous tribes, invited me to accompany him out into the desert while he performed prayers of rain. We went up into the mountains of Northern New Mexico and he took me to a spot where his family had gone for hundreds of generations precisely for this circumstance, this kind of experience. There was a very ancient stone circle there. He removed his shoes, stepped into the circle and faced the western sun. I thought I was going to see a lot of movement and ceremony and chanting and perhaps dancing but I didn’t see any of that. He was in the circle maybe three to five minutes. And he came back and said that he was finished. I said, “I thought you were going to pray for rain.” And he said, “No, if I pray for rain, I’m acknowledging that rain does not exist. What I’d be saying is that it is not there presently ­ and I’ve defeated my prayer. What I did was, I closed my eyes and had the thoughts, the feelings and the emotions that I was in the presence of rain in my village. I smelled the smell of the rain coming off the earthen walls of our village. Through my bare feet I could feel the mud oozing through my toes. I felt what it’s like to walk through waist high fields of corn that were abundant because there was so much rain.”

Granted, the story’s told by the guy who wrote the site, but I’ve seen the idea in other places: feel/know that you already have what you need, don’t think in terms of needing (which confirms that you don’t have).

It may be a radical new idea for some folks, but I know it’s something I’ve seen around for a while now, as in maybe back into the 80s.

by Morgan on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 16:19:16 PDT

It’s the same man — (none / 1)

Gregg Braden.  He wrote extensively about prayer in The Isaiah Effect.  He’s very interested in the Essenes.

Gregg Braden does stuff with Jimmy Twyman, also.  They have a prayer effort going — I forget what it is called.

The other thing Gregg Braden is known for is his theories (as a geologist) relating to an upcoming magnetic pole shift — his book  Awakening to Zero Point is about this.  He thinks the falling magnetic field is affecting people in odd ways — and may stimulate mystical experiences for some.

by Rain on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 17:43:40 PDT

falling magnetic fields? (none / 1)

How chicken little

Is there a yellow warning sign for that?

Watch for falling magnetic fields!

uh.. sorry.

by A Missionarys Kid on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 17:54:01 PDT

Chicken Little (4.00 / 2)

Yea, I remember when people worrying about the ozone layer got that treatment…

I’d have to do more than skim one site to form an opinion one way or the other.

by Morgan on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 18:20:38 PDT

Magnetic fields (4.00 / 2)

dont, you know, physically fall

unless he means weaken

by A Missionarys Kid on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 19:40:29 PDT

That’s a much better word. (none / 1)

Thank you!

by Rain on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 21:11:56 PDT

Welllll….the poles do shift from time (none / 1)

to time.  The geologic record shows this.  And we may be due for a shift.

I am not a scientist — but I understand some things are changing.  The shifts in the magnetic field have affected the migration of birds, for example.

You know how in a full moon people get kind of weird?  Police know this.  Bartenders know this.  The full moon affects the tides — and every so subtly it affect us.  This is the kind of thing Gregg Braden is talking about but on a much, much grander scale.

He thinks the Mystery Schools tried to artificially create a low-magnetic climate in which initiates could have a profound, mystical experience — the Great Pyramid may be such a place.  What they had to go out of their way to simulate we are actually experiencing.

What this means is, a lot of people will become or are becoming sensitive to what is beyond the veil.  

Do you think that is happening?

by Rain on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 18:48:09 PDT

I know, (none / 1)

That’s why I said “Granted, the story’s told by the guy who wrote the site…”

by Morgan on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 18:10:56 PDT

Shifting poles (none / 0)

Just saw this in the news [2]:

Earth’s north magnetic pole is drifting from North America at such a clip that it could end up in Siberia in the next 50 years, scientists said Thursday.

So there is some scientific fact behind this. I haven’t read Braden’s stuff on the issue, though.

by Morgan on Sat Dec 10th, 2005 at 11:00:45 PDT

Ugh, (none / 1)

I should know better than to post longish quotes several levels into a thread :-).

by Morgan on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 16:19:58 PDT

Yeah, yeah… (none / 1)

it was a way of saying I’m going to go read up… and make an allusion to the Moody Blues.

<squeaky voice> Nevermind. </squeaky voice>

by ogre on Fri Dec 9th, 2005 at 00:22:47 PDT

When I was a kid (4.00 / 2)

I spent days looking through dictionaries looking for the verb “to certain”.  I was so confused by the first verse of The First Noel: “The first noel the angels did say / Was to certain poor shepherds in fields where they lay.”

I finally asked my mom, who had to struggle not to laugh as she explained it to me!

That’s not exactly a lyrics mistake, but I still chuckle every time I hear that song.

“If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe; but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe.”–Søren Kierkegaard

by Mahanoy on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 14:04:39 PDT

you spent days on this quest? (none / 1)

I believe that about you. 😉

by Elizabeth D on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 16:38:13 PDT

Oh yeah. (none / 1)

I guess I’ve always been a language dork.

You know me so well!

“If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe; but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe.”–Søren Kierkegaard

by Mahanoy on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 16:41:25 PDT

80,000 people (none / 1)

The government just came out with a new terror watch list that happens to be just that long. Humm…

I think that it will take just such an effort to turn around the black and white thinking that leads us away from loving actions that would only result in world peace.

God has many names

by leftofcenter on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 15:05:40 PDT

Modes of prayer (4.00 / 2)

Bottom line for me: I don’t care who said it, I take the idea on it’s own merits, and this “mode” of prayer makes sense to me.

Rejecting the idea because the guy who wrote one site that it’s on has some tinfoil theories is ad hominem.

by Morgan on Thu Dec 8th, 2005 at 18:15:54 PDT

That Mode Isn’t So Lost (none / 0)

By “seeing” our prayer as already answered, we’re just using a little positive visualisation…one of the basic building blocks of magick!

Blessed Be,

Taliesin Athor Govannon
HP, Coven of Caer Arianrhod
Taliesin’s Witchcraft Page

by Taliesin on Fri Dec 9th, 2005 at 00:58:57 PDT

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