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Featured Artist Michael Dunne

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This Editions featured artist was a chance meeting at the ICAN Conference in Manchester.

Artist / Guitarist native of Manchester Michael Dunne spoke briefly to us about the nature of the paintings. He said he felt compelled to create them and one of the images in particular he created after sleeping with a blue agate in his hand all night. He said he woke up the nest morning and just started painting. He belived he has woken latent talent.

The images are striking and these pictures dont really do justice to the originals, but thank you Michael for sharing them with us! Click here if you would like to contact the Artist.

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Esoteric Agenda I.C.A.N Event 8 Sept 2012

By Jade Ashcroft

We arrived on what could easily have mistaken for a midsummers day, as opposed to the beginning of Autumn 2012. Sunshine heralded a good omen for the Days events at the Middleton Arena.

This was Enlightening Times Magazines second attendance at an ICAN conference and we were treated to an information packed day of highly educational, motivational and engaging lectures by some of the top researchers in their field.

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Going Solar

For the last year and a bit I've been living on a narrowboat. It's meant being off the grid, which in turn has meant sourcing electricity. I've lived with a solar panel, which has in turn made me rethink power use.

Solar power has a number of flaws � you don't get any during the night, and in the winter there's a lot more dark hours than light ones. Overcast skies aren't good for power either, and we've had a lot of those too. When I started on the boat, I had a regular laptop, but it was almost impossible to run it. Instead, I've transferred to a netbook, which takes far less juice to charge up, and has a battery life of about 9 hours. The result being that I can work from the netbook, relying mostly on the solar panel.

What I couldn't hope to do is run a DVD player, radio, toaster, kettle, washing machine etc off my little panel. The last year has taught me that I need to be very precise about matching my energy use to the energy available. This has been a good lesson. The ease of sourcing electricity makes us oblivious to how much we use. The boat provides a 'beep of doom' when the batteries are getting low, and total electricity consciousness has ensued. Sadly I don't think beeps of doom are available for regular homes.

Now, realistically most people are not going to do anything quite so radical as the above in the quest for greener living. But there are lessons I think can usefully be applied elsewhere. Think, seriously, about what you need and how and when you need it. I promise you, that you need less than you suppose you do. Particularly in terms of home entertainment. Using sources of entertainment sparingly turns them from things you take for granted and get little out of, to things you learn to treasure and appreciate. Used sparingly and with thought, the technology gives a lot more than it does when used casually. The overall result is more joy, not less, so its win all round.

Wind up gadgets create an immediate, physical awareness of the power required, and they take you off grid. I love my wind up radio, I use it a lot. It takes effort to use it, so I won't run it as sound wallpaper, and this is a good thing. It has made me more discriminating. If you had to run on a treadmill to power the TV, which programs would you give up on? So give up on them.

You can now get small solar chargers capable of charging small hand held devices. I'd recommend exploring this, not least because it puts your consumption rates into perspective. How many hours of sun do you need to play one game on a mobile phone? Having a real measure of electricity, aside from the bills for using it, is a great help in working out how to value it, and what might not be necessary after all.

Often, there is an old fashioned way of doing a thing that uses far less energy in the first place. I use solar power to dry the washing. And wind power. In other words, I have a washing line, and it costs me nothing. Sometimes I use candles for lighting � although those have petrochemicals in, so it's not a solution without complexities. Sometimes, more powerfully, I sit in the gloom and just enjoy it. I match sleeping times to darkness, this saves on electric lights and has proved far better for my mind and body. I turn things off.

We're forever being sold gadgets that are supposed to save our lives somehow. Mostly, they don't, they just push up our already unviable consumption rates. Having a few things you really value, using them sparingly, and being able to turn them off not only reduces electrical consumption, but it is good for the soul. I've been living it for more than a year now, and its good stuff. I am happier in my gadgets than ever before, because I appreciate them more and only use them when I really want or need them. When I go back to more regular living arrangements, I'm not going back to former levels of gadget dependency. I feel so much lighter and cleaner this way.

Alternative energy sources are a great thing, but unless we cut the demand side too, they won't be enough. 
Brynneth Nimue Brown  10 August 2012 12:46 (images from FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

 

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UK - Doncaster Dome November 4th

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Cause and effect:

Utilizing the magikal power of coincidence.

By Richard Gordon

Coincidence, or synchronicity as it was called by Jung, can be described as two apparently unrelated events, occurring by what appears to be chance in unison, that are then experienced in a meaningful manner.

We have all experienced coincidences from time to time in our daily lives. Some coincidences are very minor and apparently meaningless, and while these may easily be cast aside others can be astonishing in nature and almost impossible to explain. They can often appear to have a major underlying significance, may lead to positive changes in our lives, or even deliver karmic retribution. 

We have all experienced coincidences from time to time in our daily lives. Some coincidences are very minor and apparently meaningless, and while these may easily be cast aside others can be astonishing in nature and almost impossible to explain. They can often appear to have a major underlying significance, may lead to positive changes in our lives, or even deliver karmic retribution. 

Some coincidences appear to be warning signs or hints that serve towards guiding our lives in a new direction, yet most coincidences will fail to have any effect upon our lives unless we take the time to dissect and analyse their meaning.

Before I go into the mechanics of coincidence I would like to give some examples of coincidences from personal experience and from a well-documented case.
The following example of personal coincidence occurred a couple of years ago. I was sorting out some old photographs that had been stored away for years, when I came across one of a an old friend that I had lost touch with some years previously. I remember saying at the time "I wonder what ever became of Tony?" before reminiscing a little and then packing them safely away. A couple of days later I decided to book a holiday in Scotland which would involve a specific mountain climb. Two weeks later I travelled up to Scotland on the train and arrived at reception in the late afternoon, I had only been stood there for a couple of minutes when who should walk in but Tony. This in itself could be put down to some kind of remote chance but after having a lengthy chat with him it emerged that he and his girlfriend had not only booked the holiday at the hotel on the same day that I had, but had also travelled via train from a different part of the UK with the specific idea of climbing the very same mountain. I should point out at this point that the Tony I knew in the distant past was the laziest person that I've come across, a short walk to the corner shop was often beyond him, so the fact that he was suddenly stood there out of the blue beside me and ready to climb a mountain just added to my bewilderment. 

 

The second coincidence was recently described to me by a friend, involving the buying of Christmas presents. She had been very thoughtful and had bought her friends several unusual gifts, one of which was a diamante brooch in the shape of a spider, another set of tarot cards. Prior to the day they exchanged gifts and put them away until Christmas. On opening the gifts that she had received in return she found a diamante spider brooch and a set of tarot cards, she said this was not unusual, as on previous occasions she and her mother had given each other the exact same jewellery sets .

Thirdly, a good friend told me that the number nine appeared to be following her around, she would see it everywhere, table numbers in restaurants, hotel room numbers, the number of birds that perched upon her washing line. A couple of days after our conversation she received a phone call telling her that her mother had just been involved in a car crash only two minutes walk from her house. When she arrived at the scene the other vehicle that was involved in the crash turned out to be a number nine bus. 

The last and most famous example can be found in Ripley's Believe It or Not.
    Henry Ziegland was a Texan who, in 1893, callously betrayed his fianc�e. She became overwhelmed with despair and took her own life. Her brother seeking to avenge her death found Ziegland out in the open and fired a revolver at point-blank range. Ziegland fell to the ground and the brother then killed himself. But Ziegland actually survived his assailant. The bullet had only grazed his cheek and lodged itself in a nearby tree. He did not accept his lucky survival graciously, however, and over the following years continued to insult the memories of the dead woman and her brother.
     Then, in 1913, Ziegland was engaged in cutting down an old tree. Unable to make progress with his axe, he girdled it with sticks of dynamite. Although at a safe distance from the explosion, he fell to the ground dead. The coroner found a bullet had passed through his skull and determined that it was the very same bullet fired at him by the irate brother of his betrothed. Ziegland had dynamited the same tree in which the bullet had waited for twenty years.
     To understand the connection between the examples above we firstly need to take grasp of a simple concept. The universe is said to have begun as a single source, from here it expanded into what we experience as being the whole universe. As such any sense of separation is no more than an illusion. Even if our sense of oneness has been diluted, the universe still has the same source of energy that runs through its entirety. This can be backed up by the fact that if we remove an electron from a particle and then cause the remaining electrons to react, the removed one will react in the same way at exactly the same moment no matter what the distance.
    Consensus opinion amongst many mystics and occultists is that we create an invisible energetic connection between ourselves and everyone our lives touch upon, not only to people but also to inanimate matter and objects, quantum theorists refer to this as entanglement.
With this in mind we can now re-evaluate the above examples of coincidence. In the coincidence from my personal experience we could speculate that I reinforced the connection with the long lost friend by simply bringing memories of him to mind via the medium of the photographic images, culminating in some kind of energetic informational exchange that I believe is related to remote viewing, thus triggering a visual download of my travel plans for the coming weeks, which he subconsciously took to be his own thoughts and ideas.
In the second example, the minds of the friends involved may have subconsciously mirrored the fondness they have for each other by coming to an agreement that the gifts would be perfect in each case, and so the equilibrium manifested as matching presents, it further more suggests that we could attract certain desired objects to be brought directly to us.
     The third example is of a more mysterious kind that appear to be almost out of our control, it implies that from time to time that the universe is capable of sending us warnings of events to come, in these cases we must learn to read the signs and see if they hold clues towards protecting ourselves or family and friends, we must always remember that these kinds of coincidences are not always negative, they could also be directing us towards good fortune or a positive direction.

The fourth case is a little more complicated and could be viewed in two possible ways, it suggests that Ziegland was either secretly guilt ridden and dwelled upon the death of his fianc�e or held a great hatred towards his would be murderer, furthermore the likelihood is that the focus of his guilt or hatred resided in the bullet that nearly took his life. So in this case the connective energy reinforced itself in a direct link to the bullet, in fact the connection was so strong that the bullet returned to its sender upon being released by the explosion. 

The alternative view of this occurrence is that it is one of karma, but if we study the case this appears to be unlikely, after all it was the brother who wished to murder Ziegland, not the other way around, and if the outcome was due to the adultery then it would be more than likely that over half of the world's population would no longer be with us. 

In the terms of ritual or magikal work these simple examples may teach us some very valuable lessons. They imply that with insight, we may attract, choose or cause the outcome of certain events or coincidences to occur via the creation of powerful connective links to a desired target or object via our own willed energy. In these cases coincidence isn't a random act but something that is caused by our interaction with the universal energy that surrounds us. It also implies that we should avoid dwelling on negativities within the structure of our lives or risk yet again reinforcing the unwanted links and bond towards them. 

With a little practise we can instinctively learn to spot many coincidences that have previously gone unnoticed and learn to become the instigator of them. Given time they can become a powerful tool for manifestation or a an encoded map that can be used to improve our quality of life or which may help us to reveal events that are yet to come.
Richard Gordon
September 2012
I use my own system of "Magick" that works on a basis of manipulating base energy towards a desired manifestation, a reintroduction of the primal scream, the power to wield the one word and cause change within reality.

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A word of caution about Commissions.

As an Artist and Web Designer, a few friends have tried to help me out by sending business my way on different occasions.  But each time their associate turned out to be a flake, just another loser wasting my time expecting me to do a lot of work for nothing.  I thought this card game publication my friend mentioned would be more of the same, so I blew it off.  Finally after weeks of bringing it up, my friend got me to meet with this guy, after telling me the game was about ancient Nineveh.

 

Being interested in the Bible I had to see what this was about. I took the day off just to meet this friend of my friend's husband in the afternoon on a Saturday in mid-April 2012.   His name was John and he wanted me to do the artwork for his card game about gambling in its most potent form.  The concept of this game he chose to title Nineveh is that each turn, each action involves bluffing, as in poker, looking directly into your opponent's eyes to determine whether you want to keep the card or have the opponent take it.  The game is balanced by positive and negative cards, with positives being generally smaller in value so that negatives have a stronger impact.  Intrigued by this concept with the psychic abilities it plays, I really wanted to do this project.

John had a theme all laid out for me to paint the artwork for the deck, going into great detail.  There were to be 28 cards that would have only a number on it, 15 cards with certain images to paint - plus 8 cards with images of hands praying, and a card with the words 'mine' and 'yours' with paintings of the city gate in daylight and at night.  So that's 25 paintings for the cards that needed images and 28 simple number cards.  He offered me $1,000 and the chance to have my artwork in publication, he even promised mention my name and website in the publication and to link to my art website from his site.  He also offered a $500 down payment right away.  I accepted his offer, even though the low price tag he put on my work indicated a cheapskate.  He had me sold on the idea of this project being just what I needed to kickstart my art career. I decided to get a quick start on the project, painting the 'Mine' and 'Yours' cards.  I thought I'd see if he liked a soft, rustic look so I put a low level of contrast on the shading/highlights.  John wanted high contrast, so I deepened the image's lighting effects.  I also had to thicken the letters, as I had done them far too thin. 

He said he wanted high contrast and not to worry about being realistic, as this was for a card game.  He said he wanted the temple in the daylight to be darker than the one at night, so as to maximize the level of contrast.  Also he wanted me to make the street leading to the gate paved with large stones, and to paint the grass light in the foreground, dark in the middle, and pale (which is light) in the background.  Since John emailed me a detailed diagram of exactly how to do it, I did just that - as stupid as it was.  His response was "no no no, that's not right" - well, obviously light to dark to light is an ignorant idea.  But that was easily fixed.

Mine/Yours Card - to indicate whether a player wants to keep the card drawn or have the opponent take it.
Confident that the first 2 paintings were complete, I sent him the updated images.  He wanted more changes.  He wanted the text thickened on one card so it would precisely match the other, when they were already identical.  Also he wanted the night gate darkener than the day gate because that would be more realistic.  Confused by conflicting instructions, I only darkened the inner doorway of the large city gate.  A few minor touch ups and I sent him the updates.  John asked me not to be upset, but that he wanted to redesign the mine-yours card so that one side was a living city and the other city ruins.  I had just been screwed around for 3 days for nothing.  The salt in the wound was that I had spent what seemed like an eternity on the phone with this arrogant idiot already - hours talking about his game concept - and he hadn't even sent me the project outline which I obviously needed in order to remember and organize what to paint.  I was eager to get started on the actual card paintings, so I asked him to put the outline together and email it to me.
"One last image I neglected to mention is the one of the inside of the temple that will be on the back of the card box."  This sentence was tacked on at the end of the outline email.  The next thing I knew was that he expected me to do an extra large detailed illustration that included all of the cards' paintings on the inside walls of a temple.  He wanted me to do this huge piece which would obviously more than double the workload - before even getting to the card paintings, which made no sense whatsoever.  Like a fool, I obediently went ahead and started this temple illustration - which he ignorantly hounded me about using small brushes on.  Naturally a painted illustration takes far and away much more time to complete, having to anal-retentively keep going over thin outlines that covered the walls - as paint keeps drying in the little tiny brushes.  I thought I'd be a nice guy and not ask for more money, just because this still seemed like a great opportunity for me to get my artwork out there. But he had already proven himself obnoxious beyond insult, screwing me around while nit-picking every detail of my artwork.  What was I thinking?  He also insisted not to take any time off from my job, which I easily could have, and asked me if it was reasonable that I could get everything finished within a month.   Obviously John had no clue what Art is, and what goes into making it.  Being so confused, indecisive, and dim-witted is a great way to stifle your commissioned artist.  I hope this story can be a lesson, at least it has been for me, to never compromise my principles again. 
Nineveh Temple - was intended for the back of the box and the background for an animated flash website:

This project also called for a bit of research.  In the research and execution of the temple image I was made aware of fundamental spiritual symbols which actually filled in some of the gaps in my Gnostic-inspired philosophy.  Having studied and applied various religious paths to my lifestyle, I see all religions ultimately as one.  They just overlap on different levels.  Two of the symbols that I learned about were particularly potent.  One was the Assyrian Tree of Life, which of course relates to the Hebrew version.  Like a candle or a flowing fountain, the tree is obviously a phallic symbol of vitality.  The flowing energy on the top of the tree is also repeated in the trim patterns all over the temple walls.  The second awesome symbol I became familiar with was the double lightning bolt.  Representative of the supreme god Ashur, this solar symbol also bears direct significance to the Hebrew and Gnostic realities.  The Gnostic representation of the Hebrew god is a lion-headed serpent with a lightning bolt inside each of his eyes.  In light of the Gnostic connections, the double lightning bolt and the god Ashur can be understood as basically the same archetypal character as the Hebrew god. 

We can also see connections which reveal the flow of certain information in Gnostic circles. After working extensively on the painting and research for a whole month, I finally sent him the finished temple image, eager to get started on the actual cards, which were after all what I had been hired to do.  John's reply was that the art for the cards was "on hold" and that he didn't know what direction the project was taking now.  Obviously he had hired another artist to do the cards without telling me.  Because of this back-stabbing gesture, I let him know that the deal was broken and that we would obviously need to renegotiate my payment.  At this point he cut off communication with me.  The next thing I knew, the friend who had arranged this commission for me told me that John had asked me to give her the temple illustration so he could pick it up from her house.  My response to that was, yeah okay, after he pays me for my work.  I never heard from John again. I write this story as a lesson for others not to compromise their principles to get ahead.  Ultimately I weighed the risk of the project and the worse-case-scenario, which actually happened, still saw the project as time well spent.  This story is also written as an investment, as a sort of insurance policy.  Being that I only got paid the down payment and had to keep the artwork, whether I like it or not I am still invested in this project. 

This article is a documentation of my experience as the initial artist who was hired to paint the Nineveh cards so that if and when Nineveh the game does become popular, I would one day be able to sell the temple illustration which cost me a month of my life and finally receive payment.  According to John, there are 3 millionaires which invested in the project, so I imagine Nineveh the card game will market quite well.  (John actually told me to pray for him when he was flown to Florida to meet with these millionaires.)  It's a shame that someone would rather sacrifice his own reputation than to pay the small expense that he promised to.  Even more shameful is the fact that I had to let down all my supporters, my friends and family by letting them know that I wasn't getting any of what I had been promised because John had apparently backstabbed me by hiring another artist right after he hired me, and that my artwork was not getting published for mass circulation after all. 

They had been so happy for me that I hated to have to tell everybody the good news:  I had been ripped off by a con artist whose plan was to waste my time and discard me. Aside from the awesome symbolism I had discovered in researching Assyria, there was another major benefit from this project.  The painstaking process of illustration had reawakened my passion for art.  As a result I am more focused than I've been in years, determined to launch my art career.  Despite the worst case scenario actually playing out, the Nineveh project has been a blessing.

Jeremy Lampkin September 2012

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Energy by Dana Neely

Energy can be the most amazing thing to feel, there is so many forms of energy, one can only guess, what other forms of energy is out in the universe that we, as beings, have never even considered.. What the power of the brain/mind is capable of even we, do not know.. If you do a few exercises, you will be able to feel other kinds of energy that is not from this planet.

I know, it sounds crazy, but, in all reality, most of us are called crazy because of the things we can come up with. Lay down outside, put your hands upwards and take some meditational breaths. Try to open yourself up spiritually for this exercise, for some of the energy you are going to feel may require a more open mind than some of us have.

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Focus on an image of any kind that you feel close to, focus on the energy that you feel from it, write it down.. Always write down your experiments when it comes to energy. When you have a focus point or image it is easier to gain the discipline that one needs in every day life, it also
helps keep a calm to any stress you are feeling. Your own energy can heal you, we all in our own way, are in fact healers. It is all about tapping into your inner being/ higher selves. We as beings have so many gifts, that, some never even tap into them, they remain the rest of there lives thinking they have no gifts like what you read about in books and other material that have stories about some very amazing people.
We as beings, never really realize how special we really are to this universe or to others around us..

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Enlighteningtimes Book Review

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Ceri Normans second novel set in East Anglia and tells the very believable tale of betrayal, rebirth and old energies being awakened and disturbed when items are removed from a sacred burial site.

The characters in this delightful tale are very easy to relate to and the style of writing is witty, bright and engaging. Highly imaginative and original, this book will appeal to those who are interested in earth energies, pagan belief systems and morality tales.

Her first novel "Celtic Maidens" was a hugely successful Love Saga set in a remote welsh village published by Melrose Books. As a second novel this stands alone as a testament to Ceri's emerging talent and promises to be a very popular book amongst young adults and those inclined towards reading something that little bit different from those ranking in the mainstream fiction charts.

Jade Ashcroft 21/08/2012

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The Deep Silence by Tom Hall

I close my eyes
And step into another level of existence
A world with no material bounds
I step into the Deep Silence

I am hovering above the world
Against a background of stars
The Earth moving fast
Below me

Then just stars
Slowly fading
Then darkness
All pervading

Beyond the Sphere of the universe
I travel into the unknown
Beyond the material world
Into the spiritual

Into the deep silence....

Copyright Belongs to Tom Hall 11 Sept 2012

Poetry by Tom Hall

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Peace In Our Lifetime Founder, Lynne Hazelden

I have never met Lynne Hazelden, yet I consider her a friend. We met in cyber space in 2010 when we both submitted book proposals for a competition. Since then, I have been a guest on her radio show and I follow her posts about Peace In Our Lifetime.

Stop and think about that phrase for a moment - Peace In Our Lifetime. Isn't that an amazing aspiration? When setting a goal we are encouraged to decide on a time limit within which we aim to see the goal realised. Peace In Our Lifetime conveys possibility, a gentle urgency, and the implication that each of us contributes to both our own inner peace and world peace.

 
For Lynne, there is another powerful meaning to the phrase:

“We experience greater inner peace as we see the peace that is all around us. Peace In Our Lifetime's work empowers a shift in consciousness to allow people to see that peace in our lifetime IS already here. After all 6.9 billion people are living peacefully, and often with great compassion for their family and society.
World Peace Day

 
Established by a United Nations resolution in 1981, 21st September marks The International Day of Peace (Peace Day).

Global Ceasefire

 
In association with Peace Day, 21st September is also a day of Global Ceasefire when humanity lays down its weapons by conscious choice. I was astonished and heartened to hear about this wonderful initiative. Aid is able to get into otherwise war-torn countries. Children are immunised. A global ceasefire provides hope for citizens who endure war and conflict; if war can stop for one day, it expands our vision that war can stop for good.

A Day of Gratitude and Thanks

 As part of celebrations for Peace Day 2012, Peace in Our Lifetime is declaring A Day of Gratitude and Thanks. On this day, in the quiet of the ceasefire, we are invited to stop and acknowledge the people acting peacefully in our own lives. There are people everywhere acting with love. Carers who look after another human being, a fireman who saves a life, someone raising funds for local community projects, those acting to preserve the natural world.

A Personal Commitment To Seeking Inner Peace In Our Own Lives
Peace is something we tend to see as needing to happen over there in other countries. Instead, peace begins with personal responsibility taken by each individual. When we address and heal the conflict in ourselves and in our own lives, we are helping.

 
Inspirational Work Towards World Peace

 
Despite living with severe illness, with the power of the internet Lynne Hazelden has done amazing things to rally people in the cause of world peace. In recognition of her work she has been made a Good Will Ambassador and Fellow of the Peace Research Institute peaceprize.com.

What Is Your Personal Journey Towards Peace?

 
Let us set aside a day to talk about peace, focus on the peace that already exists in our lives, and find inner peace in ourselves. We each have our different gift to contribute to world peace. What is yours?

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.  Edmund Burke

Celebrate World Peace Day on 21st September 2011

 
With her organisation, Peace In Our Lifetime, Lynne will be celebrating world Peace Day 2012 on 21st September. She invites us to join the celebrations.

Support Peace In Your Lifetime and be counted as a voice for peace: download your FREE peace certificate. (8000 downloaded at the time of writing.)  http://peaceinourlifetime.com/ Listen to the radio show. Click Peace Day/Get Involved to get a PDF of all the options available to celebrate peace day and A Day Of Gratitude And Thanks.

Peace Organizations involved with Peace Day

 Lynne is the lady behind just one of many wonderful peace organizations working towards world peace. These include:

Standing with PeaceJam, Imagine Peace, Goodwill Treaty for Peace, World Peace Prayer Society, Culture of Peace, Pathways to Peace, Student Peace Alliance, Cercle de Pape, Love is All We Need, Just Giving in support of Peace One Day


About the author of the article

Katherine T Owen runs the website www.a-spiritual-journey-of-healing.com and is the author of Be Loved, Beloved – 15 Spiritual Love Poems, God Love, Self Love, available on Kindle. She pursued inner peace during 14 years of being bedbound with ME/CFS.

Understanding

( Ilie Cioara )

According to depth, there are three layers of understanding:

Superficial understanding – at the level of words;

Mental understanding, an association of concepts;

And finally, total understanding – which is boundless.

Total understanding is – by itself and through itself – true understanding,

Its spontaneous perception breaks the sphere of the limited,

The chains of the mind are shattered, in a state of freedom,

All is enlightened in the sparkle of clarity.

Attention is the key, providing comprehension,

Through it, all is clear and we grasp the essence of things spontaneously,

Being and action – the beginning of transformation,

It dispels the darkness of the mind through full Enlightenment.

Through spontaneous understanding, we are an integral being,

Melting with life, each moment is true within us.

We are one with Immensity, in syntony with the rhythm of the Universe,

Through it, the fragmentation is dissolved.

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11 11 Code Book Review

THE 11:11 CODE (Read On Blog)

SECRETS OF THE CONVENT

The 11 11 Code reads like a mystery novel, but the difference is that the Author is telling her personal story instead of packaging it as fiction. At the outset Ms Carter tells the reader of a sequence of events that led her to the discovery and purchase of an ancient Convent in Spain. The narrative is a fantastic exploration into the history, It makes this book all the more attractive to those who are drawn to the 11 11 Phenomena to read about the experiences and outcomes of another following the Coincidence trail.

Its very easy to get embroiled in the story and though some may argue that the more you look for something, you will find it everywhere you look…the sequence of events uncovered during this text unveils something much darker and definitely in need of further investigation.

The 11 11 Code touches briefly on Synchronicity, Earth Energies, Bloodlines, Templars, Freemasonry, and the Goddess tradition amongst other things, and proposes certain lines of thought which deserve to be explored in greater detail and hopefully the Author will write further books on this and other related subjects.

It is in the genre of inspirational titles like the Celestine Prophecy and will be of interest to those seeking to break out of the mundane and delve into the world of Secrets, Mystery and investigative journeys into the Spiritual realm.

Review by Jade Ashcroft 1 / 9 / 2012

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