Archive for May, 2009

9 year old – excommunicated

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

I read recently that the pope had “excommunicated” the family of a 9 year old who had gotten an abortion.

Quoting the online article from time magazine,8599,1883598,00.html:

The case of the pregnant 9-year-old was shocking enough. But it was the response of the Catholic Church that infuriated many Brazilians. Archibishop Jose Cardoso Sobrinho of the coastal city of Recife announced that the Vatican was excommunicating the family of a local girl who had been raped and impregnated with twins by her stepfather, because they had chosen to have the girl undergo an abortion. The Church excommunicated the doctors who performed the procedure as well. “God’s laws,” said the archbishop, dictate that abortion is a sin and that transgressors are no longer welcome in the Roman Catholic Church. “They took the life of an innocent,” Sobrinho told TIME in a telephone interview. “Abortion is much more serious than killing an adult. An adult may or may not be an innocent, but an unborn child is most definitely innocent. Taking that life cannot be ignored.”

Wow. This article just shocked me.

More on Parity

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Some time ago, I had written about a concept I had called scriptural parity. The idea being that as information is edited in the texts, it would still be preserved or perhaps the evidence of things would be preserved. I’ve found this tremendously helpful in unraveling many scriptural problems I was having before. Things that didn’t add up.

Here is an example. Though I didn’t find this myself it is very very interesting:

Luk 3:22 and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form, as a dove, upon him, and a voice came out of heaven, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

Act 13:33 that God hath fulfilled the same unto our children, in that he raised up Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

Psa 2:7 I will tell of the decree: Jehovah said unto me, Thou art my son; This day have I begotten thee.

Heb 1:5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, This day have I begotten thee? and again, I will be to him a Father, And he shall be to me a Son?

Some of you may recall from the old Levitical codes of the requirement for two or three witnesses before testimony was considered to be valid. Of the four passages above, which is valid?

What does begotten mean? Something to think about.

Mar 10:17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
Mar 10:18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.

I’ve only met one person who explained that passage with any level of sense.

Another one came into my inbox a couple days ago:

Mar 10:29 Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,
Mar 10:30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.

Hmmmm… so does this mean we lands and extra mothers in heaven? I have my own answers on this.

Do you? Perhaps you should seek until you find?

Herbal Dream Therapy

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

In trying to replicate the dreaming activities that I’ve had before, I am having limited success at present.  I do know that other factors may contribute.

The following site seems to have a wealth of information on different things to try. As always, thinking required:

At this point I have experimented with Kava Kava, Passion Flower, Valerian Root, St. John’s Wort, Dark Chocolate, and a variety of B vitamins.

The combination that seems to have worked so far was spaghetti (whole wheat), and spinach the night before and other than that going to bed on a relatively empty stomach, waking up for about an hour, and then going back to sleep feeling “lethargic”.

Over the last couple of days I have tried passion flower and higher doses of Kava tinctures, but without success. My dreams are sometimes vivid, and sometimes I can’t remember over the last few days. The level of “vividness” is not nearly as high as it ever has been.

I’m thinking of trying Holy Basil over the next couple nights.

Here is a larger list that I still have yet to try:

  • Mugwort,
  • Mullein,
  • Dittany of Crete,
  • Calea Zacatechichi,
  • Salvia Divinorum,
  • Scutellaria Indica,
  • Licorice Root,
  • Vervain,
  • Jasmine,
  • Honeysuckle,
  • Datura,
  • Bee Pollen,
  • Catnip,
  • Hops,
  • Scullcap,
  • Mimosa,
  • Lavender,
  • Damiana,
  • Withania Somnifera,
  • Chamomile,
  • Cardamom,
  • Gotu Kola,
  • Ginkgo Biloba,
  • Ibogaine,
  • Verbena,
  • Rose,
  • Cinnamon,
  • Marigold,
  • Nutmeg,
  • Peppermint,
  • Holly,
  • Yarrow, and
  • Anise.

My umm… soul (I think) did point me towards Hawthorn as a treatment for high blood pressure, which seems to have worked. I think it also pointed towards “Kava Kava” for me. I have yet to try Kava Kava in a higher dose by itself.

In other news,  over the last day I’ve seen an interesting pattern. 333 has been popping up like mad today.

Hidden Johnny Apple Seed

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

I read an article today and in the past which talks about “live” food being the best in terms of energy. This would mean sprouted beans, etc.

Well, how about sprouted apples (picture below)?  The apple I had for mid-morning snack had sprouted seeds inside. Mmmm… should I eat them? I decided to plant them instead.


I have the seeds saved in a paper towel and plan to grow them as part of further development of my feminine side?!?! It is really about all that I can do right now since me wife has bailed.

I’ve put some more pictures of my garden below. This tomato plant is starting to get the black death from too much water. The other things are really taking off though.



Growing plants and gardening may be a way to help develop aspects of oneself that are missing or where one does not have an available catalyst (i.e., a wife).  This may even be an analogy for the “seed essence” of the soul that is within each of us.  Yes, all of this from one little apple.

Forming a Routine

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Edgar Cayce had what seemed to be a pretty neato meditation routine that I had tried awhile back. Really I didn’t know what I was doing and was sort of flopping around like a baby learning how to walk. I got this from a yahoo group I joined today:
Jyoti (Inner Light) Meditation

“Meditation is the process of withdrawing the attention
from the world outside, and focusing it at the seat of the soul
in the body, behind and between the eyebrows. This point is
known as the inner eye, third eye, the single eye, shiv netra,
tisra til, or the divya chakshu. In order to withdraw our
attention and focus it on this point, mind must be controlled
and stilled.

“Sit in one pose, and move not your head, limbs or eyes. Sit
straight but relaxed with no tension in the body below. Sit
still, please. To be still does not mean moving!”

His arms sweep inward, hands contracting to the point between his eyes.

“Close your eyes as in sleep, and look sweetly, lovingly,
intently into the middle of the darkness lying in front of
you. You will see a dark veil. That which sees the dark veil
within, without the help of your physical eyes, is the inner eye.
Do not put any strain on your physical eyes, nor turn them upwards,
for that will result in headache or heat. Pay no attention to the
breathing process… let it go on naturally.

“There are two currents working in the body; one of motor-currents
or prana or the vital-airs, and the other of surat, or attention,
which gives us the sense of feeling. The Saints do not touch the
prana currents which govern breathing, circulation of blood,
growing of hair and nails. The pranic system of breath-control is
the way of yogis and not that of the Saints. The Saints’ way is
to concentrate surat or attention at the Single or third eye
while mentally repeating the mantra of five charged names which
act as an “open sesame” to the higher planes.

“Those who are initiated, repeat the Five Charged Words**, one by
one, very slowly, mentally, internally, at intervals, so that your
inner eye is not disturbed. Those who have not been initiated,
just sit in sweet remembrance of God… repeating with the tongue
of thought any name of God or Saint which you hold dear.”

(Ram, HU {pronounced “HOOOOO”}, AUM {pronounced “OOOMMM”}, Allah,
Yeshua, Radhaswami {Ra-da-SwaMMM-EEEE}, or some other sacred name)

“As you look within, you will see a sky, or blue sky: If you look
minutely into it, you will find it studded with stars, or you may
see pinpoints of Light. If so, try to locate the big star out of them,
and fix your whole attention on that. Then you may see the inner
sun or moon. If so, focus all your attention into the middle; it
will break into pieces, and you will cross it. Beyond you will
see the radiant form of the Master or his Master… ”

He continues with the esoteric instructions, until everyone is absorbed.

“…Become the eye itself. Go on looking constantly without a break…..
Any effort on your part stands in the way; let yours be an
effortless effort, and you will find that your soul will be
withdrawn from the body…..” (Kirpal Singh)

[**NOTE: The Five Charged Words given at the time of formal Initiation
into Surat Shabd Yoga meditation by a Living Teacher]


Give us what no eye has seen,
What no ear has heard,
What has never occurred to the human mind.
Lead us from the unreal to the real.
Lead us from darkness to Light.
Lead us from death to immortality.

The weird thing is that I have seen  a sort of sky blue light while meditating, but I wasn’t sure what it was. I thought it was just my eyes opening wrong or something and the external light looking sort of masked into my eyes. What I mean, is I thought that the interface into this world (my body, brain, and then eyes) were just opened in a weird way making whatever light was out there look weird. I suppose a real test would be to try this at night, though I didn’ think of that until just now.

Our Deepest Fear

Friday, May 15th, 2009

I’m trying to prepare a meditation routine. One thing I have heard about is starting out with certain feelings and such before hand. One way to trigger these feelings is to read poems or scripture. John Ch 17 may be good.  Here is something else:

Our Deepest Fear – Maryanne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

Patterns in Pi errr.. Primes

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

The following url describes scientists identifying patterns in Primes. This is similar to something I once read in the book, Contact, by Carl Sagan. In this book, a pattern was discovered in Pi, which formed a sphere.

The following article indicates that Pi is pretty random though:


Master Cleanse – Day 13 and 14

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Coming down from the master cleanse fast (see Day 1). I began yesterday with small glass of fresh blended orange juice. For some reason I decided to include the orange peel though I am not too sure why. It tasted nasty. I added some agave nectar to it and it was manageable, but was a bit powerful for my taste buds. I was squinting at some points and had to slowly consume the frothy liquid.


I bought some organic oranges for this purpose. They weren’t as sweet as the non-organic type.

On the 14th day, today, I woke up feeling somewhat hungry and also had one elimination. I was thinking – all of that from orange juice? What the? I had some dreams this morning that were quite nice. I’ve recorded the details offline.

This morning I made “vegetable broth”. I had read somewhere that the kind of vegetable broth one buys out of a can is nasty compared to real vegetable broth. Turns out they were right.

Here is a picture of my concoction. I based it on 1 tomato, some purple cabbage, a bit of cauliflower, carrots, garlic, celery, bay leaves, a sprig of rosemary, a leaf of sage, some cumin powder, and a couple of cloves. Surprisingly, it was quite delicious.


Note the color of the broth, it is quite fetching.


As I ingested this divine vegetable broth, I did something a little bit differently this time. I closed my eyes as I ate and just enjoyed the various flavors that were in my concoction. By the end of the meal, I had filled up on vegetable broth and a small cup of orange banana juice with orange peel still in it. I was attempting to “feel” the nourishment and the warmth of the liquid as it entered my body. It made for a whole different dining experience.

Well, until next time on the Unscriptural Chef, happy fasting!

Master Cleanse – Day 13

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

I seem to be at a cross roads. I weigh just over 205lbs today.  I weighed 225 not even two weeks ago. Though the purpose is not so much for weight loss, but rather cleansing – the weight loss does seem to be a nice benefit. Should I continue on, it is likely that within a week I will weigh less than 200lbs for the first time in nearly 15 years. Even if that was only temporary, I know that my ego would derive an enormous confidence boost from that, of course, until half the weight came back since I am still driven by external forces at the moment 🙂

The sea-salt mixture caused another elimination this morning. After 13 days without food, it kind of makes one wonder though.

My knees are hurting so I am going to get some olive oil and peppermint oil to help them out, but this has been an ongoing problem since February. My astrologer told me it was due to the alignment of the stars and even asked IF my knees were hurting without me having to tell her.

I killed a bug in a program I was working on last night. This had been eating my lunch for some time, and my mind was sharp enough to find the bug and correct the error!

Had some rather vivid dreams this morning.

Master Cleanse – Day 12

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Parenthetical text below is to jog my memory and will be meaningless for other readers.

Had some vivid dreams this morning (deacon and wife). Went to bed without dinner last night… well.

I’ve had limited desire to eat anything over the last couple of days. I weighed between 207 and 209lbs this morning. Let’s call it 208.

Woke up around 5ish and prayed for a bit. I recorded my dreams on my iPhone.

Pants are getting loose and people are commenting that I’ve lost “a lot” of weight. This is in the span of 12 days mind you.

I’m at a bit of a cross-roads(214). I can finish up with the master cleanse and go on to veggie broth perhaps and continue this weight loss thing for a couple more weeks maybe and for once be at a healthy weight in my life – or stop the fast and resume normal operations.  The struggle is that I will almost immediately gain half of the weight back.

I think what I may do is switch into veggie broth for a bit, and then graduate to spirulina and see how long I can maintain my weight using spirulina since it is a good source of minerals and protein and such. The body needs over 200 minerals I am told. This may truly be a way to reset my metabolism which seems to have gotten broken since I was in 3rd grade.

I went swimming yesterday and got a little bit of sun. Got A LOT of work done last night on a web site I’ve been working on called My productivity has been starting to sky rocket and creativity is flowing again. I was so excited with all the ideas I had last night that I could barely get to sleep.

One thing I am also considering is how to implement a meditation / exercise schedule. I may very well do this with MasterList Professional 🙂 – my new shareware program.

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