Project X Newsletter Expanded, issue #65November 16, 2001
1. Opening Words - Alexander Aldarow
Opening Words (view on a separate page)
Hello, my dear friends.
It's Alex, the editor of Project X Newsletter. I haven't written anything of mine in the opening words for a while; mostly because our authors have expressed my own ideas in a much better way :) But here is a random thought of mine, which is also an invitation for an open discussion on this topic.
Have you noticed how, so many of us, who follow a wide range of spiritual beliefs, from Christianity through Buddhism to Wicca (I'm generalizing this scale, of course), including, naturally, our personal belief systems, tend, in the times of test, forsake them in favor of momentary/immediate reactions? I am not only talking about the Sept. 11 events, but about every single "negative" event we go through during our lives. We can toss around all the pretty phrases about love, compassion, beauty, tolerance; but, the second that we don't receive that love from a girl we're so hot after, the second that someone yells at us or cuts us on the highway, or breaks into our house, or disagrees with our opinion, or we're simply in a bad mood today - FORGET ABOUT IT! Love and Light are thrown outside the window; the caring for other people is expressed through us only by caring that they will DIE for whatever they did to us!!! Etc., etc.; the examples are endless. (Don't forget the depression as another common real-life reaction!)
Apparently, our "beliefs" are merely mental structures, to which we hold dearly, sometimes fanatically, saying to ourselves that this is how we will behave and act, ideally, theoretically... until the moment of the true test arrives. Which brings me to the point that spiritual thoughts, opinions and catchphrases are not enough... there also must be real spiritual actions, spiritual behavior... Not just speaking about love, compassion, self-control, but showing them as well.
Not belief(s)... FAITH.
So, like Mark Andrews told me:
"There will always be a lie in the middle of anything that you beLIEve.
Evidence Of "Mind Control" On 9-11? (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
Was Earth's Global Consciousness Manipulated For 18 Hours On September 11, 2001?
Princeton University operates an extensive experiment designed to detect
variations in the collective consciousness on earth by means of monitoring
the randomness of numbers displayed by 38 "random number generators" placed
around the world.
In order to view the Princeton GCP graph, you will have to scroll down
about 20 pages on the ENTERPRISE MISSION display - http://www.enterprisemission.com/tower2.htm.
The Story Of A Spiritual Medium (view on a separate page) (more articles about else)
Hello, my name is Johan Lindaman and I am a spiritual medium. To give you insight in how the Paranormal came into my life you can read my story.
I was born on Monday the 16th of February in 1981 at 23:30. My mother always felt strongly connected with the American Indians. One day, when I was a baby, she held me in her arms went outside in the middle of the night on her bare feet and together with her sister she devoted me to the higher powers. She put me in the palms of her hands, lifted her arms in the air and asked the spirits to protect me during my life. Her mother had already passed over to the spirit world before I was born, so she also asked my late grandmother to give me protection by showing her the grandchild. I was the second child in this family, and I have an older brother named Willem.
When I was five years old my parents' marriage was not a very happy one. My father treated my mother as his personal possession and she felt very isolated. We owned a pub and were financially well off, but my father started to drink heavily, became an alcoholic and addicted to gambling. He took money from the till, disappeared for weeks and visited prostitutes. He became an aggressive man and I saw him throwing knives at my mother. Sometimes in the middle of the night we all had to run away. We stayed at my aunt's house and used it as a hideaway because my father kept threatening to kill my mother. There were lots of arguments and I felt my father favoured my brother more, so I became very close to my mother.
Despite all this I didn't feel alone, I had a friend, Karim. No one could see him and whenever I was crying in bed, he was there to comfort me. My parents eventually divorced, my mother got a restraining order and my father could not hurt us anymore. It was a difficult time and my mother had to choose between the business and her children.
The three of us moved to a little house in a village called Stroobos. I went to a new school and all the tensions started to disappear, at that time I was seven years old. It was hard to run a family with only the money from benefits, and to earn some extra money my mother helped her sister in her shop, selling minerals and vitamins. There were days I would come home from school and my mother was working, I felt alone and I cried a lot. I was afraid I would lose my mother as well, although deep inside I knew this would not happen.
One day I was crying and my friend Karim came. Suddenly I heard him speak, "Ask your mother for a picture of her that will give you strength". At first I thought it was strange, but I felt happy at the same time. I started to talk to him, and when my mother came home that night I told her everything, and she gave me her picture. My mother and family explained to me that hearing those things was because I was special; I had psychic abilities, a gift. I did not feel lonely anymore and every time I did felt sad because I had to wait for my mother I just looked at her picture.
Life was much better and I was happier and had many friends. I did not forget about Karim, but until I was 13 years old I was not so consciously aware of him. I became interested in the I-Ching and I felt it was good for me. I soon discovered that I started to see things and I remembered those experiences from my early childhood. Although I was still very young, lots of people came to me for help. They asked for healing or just wanted to talk to me. I then knew this would become my life's purpose. I was very busy and helped lots of people nationally and internationally, doctors and housewives, they all came to me.
When I was 14 I started to give public healing in front of an audience. I had success and lots of invitations to different meetings. I organized healing meetings in a church I rented 4 times a week and had regular interviews by local papers, national magazines and TV.
I am very down to earth, just a normal person and my psychic abilities do not mean that I am on cloud nine. This is how the paranormal came into my life from the day I was born. It might sound strange but I am grateful for the many challenges I had in my life, they made me stronger and it taught me that nothing happens without a reason. The greatest gift we receive in our life is our spiritual wisdom.
Free readings are available on my website. If you want to know why and how I do my readings you will find information on http://www.lenv.net/~healing
To know how 'Snow', a wonderful woman whom I did a reading for, experienced her encounter, read the story below. This is what she wrote on the Dutch Forum:
"After reflecting back on everything that happened last night I would like to share how I experienced this reading.
Let me tell you first why and how I came to this site.
My life until now has been one of many obstacles, falling down and getting up again, and sometimes the confusion resulted in losing my direction. Like a couple of weeks ago were I had all sort of emotions that are hard to explain but most of all they made me feel very lonely. I feel I am on a personal spiritual journey, searching for myself, mostly driven by my inner feelings but slowed down by my rational side. A friend advised me to open myself towards the spiritual and maybe start reading books about it.
Ever since my grandma died, 2 years ago, I had the feeling that she was still around me and that it is her who is encouraging me to go on this spiritual journey. A bird, flying and screeching during her funeral intrigued me, and after we moved house I can, in certain moments, still hear this bird, even in the middle of the night. Like many other people, I would like to know the meaning of those coincidences but after a while I thought that it was only my imagination and tried to forget. This is only one example of things happening to me that I cannot explain. Well, meanwhile I am reading lots of books about spiritual subjects, things I never thought were possible. Some subjects I feel connected to others not and my opinion is usually driven by my feelings. This site had my attention as well, and yesterday I decided to attend a meeting.
There I was, a bundle of nerves, sitting behind my computer waiting and wondering what would happen. I had no idea and was a bit skeptic at first and was wondering why I felt so nerves. You can imagine how shocked I was when Johan said he wanted to start with me! I had only planned to read what he would say about others, not even dreamed that he would do that for me.
My heart was pounding fast... I was reading what Johan had to tell, and was so shocked that I forgot to answer and give my feedback. I was convinced he had contact with my mother's mother because I was so close to her during her earthly life. I completely forgot about my other Grandma, who died many years ago, with whom I had not such a close contact and I never had the opportunity to say good-bye to her. You can imagine I was surprised that she wanted to contact me.
While I was writing down what Johan had to say it suddenly became so clear that it was she and I recognized so much, only the G I could not place (although my husband's name starts with a G) and C that both grandmas have in their names. When he said she never knew my children but knows them now in spirit, I almost fell off my chair. Bingo! How could he have known without knowing me. So I knew that this could only be the case if he had really contact with my Grandma. With tears in my eyes I continued reading.
...about my miscarriage (bingo again!) although he could have been talking about her as well, she herself had 3 children, one of them died just after birth..
..about my stomach, I have a tumour in my stomach, the last few days my stomach was very sensitive, swollen..
..about lots of other things that Johan could not have known about but were absolutely clear to me..
I feel I got to know my Grandma much better now, I never knew she liked biking just as much as I and many of my family do, so it must be running in the family! Her son (my father) bikes long distances.
Skeptic?? Maybe still a little bit but thinking of Johan I get a warm feeling inside. Thank you, Johan, for making it possible for me to finally get to know my Grandma much better and for having contact with her through you. You are a special person!
It is a real comfort to know that both Grandmas are watching over me and that both are so close to me during my spiritual journey.
I am lonely but not alone!
Lots of love,
You will certainly see me again on your "wonderful and warm" site!"
As you can see, there is more between heaven and earth. And this can be a real comfort for many. I am still learning as a medium and I am not pretending that I am right every time. I am human as well and we all can make mistakes.
"Your soul is filled with love and tenderness and you can learn to feel it. Soon you will notice that the biggest challenges in life become the most valuable lessons for which we should be grateful."
I hope that love, harmony and peace will be part of your life.
In Search Of The Feminine Archetype (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
I often wonder what the world would be like if women were in charge of it instead of men. It would definitely be an altogether different place. Moreover, it's hard to escape the sneaking suspicion that it would probably be a far better place too.
In watching the attack on New York, and the resulting military response, this masculine aspect to events is most striking. Men planned and carried out the attack on the USA. Government men around the world speak words of aggression in response, and rapidly commit masculine military strikes, depriving many innocent people of their lives and homes; all in the name of peace and the sanctity of human life. Nowhere in any of this do we see the feminine archetype present - only the masculine. Indeed, such is the domination of the masculine archetype, the feminine does not seem even slightly relevant.
In his excellent book, "The Alphabet Versus The Goddess", Leonard Shlain provides compelling evidence for an astonishing phenomenon present in human history. His essential contention is that the rise of literacy in the form of alphabetic writing has led to an over-emphasis upon masculine left-brain thinking at the expense of the feminine right-brain. This has resulted in a decline of the feminine archetype within the cultures where literacy has been introduced. Not only has the Goddess herself declined as the primary deity, in favour of her masculine competitor, but women themselves rapidly become subjected to extreme debasement.
Shlain is not alone in this contention. In fact, he is in good company. Neither Socrates, Buddha or Christ wanted their teachings committed to writing, but instead subscribed to the oral tradition. Their teachings were only preserved in written form decades or (in the case of the Buddha) centuries after their deaths. More recently, anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss stated:
"There is one fact that can be established: the only phenomenon which, always and in all parts of the world, seems to be linked with the appearance of writing... is the establishment of hierarchical societies, consisting of masters and slaves, and where one part of the population is made to work for the other".
In essence, the conflict is between Word and Image, and the way our brains accept and integrate information from both. The masculine left-brain function is primarily associated with logic, numeracy, abstraction, analysis, reduction, writing and speech. The feminine right-brain is non-verbal and its language is that of image. It controls non-logical states, views things in concrete fashion rather than abstract, and is connected to intuition. It is both creative and nurturing, and is holistic in viewing things in an "all-at-once" fashion.
Thus, the two are very different and both have valid contributions to make. Ideally, a balance of both is required. Yet, throughout history, it has been the masculine left-brain that has dominated, and this can be traced back to the profound change that writing has had upon us.
The earliest written work that continues to influence the modern world is the Old Testament. Moreover, the Jews, the first race to derive their entire religious effort from the written word, soon came to display this split between masculine and feminine functions. Immediately, we see the battle between Word and Image displayed. Of the Ten Commandments, the first is that there should be no other gods besides Jehovah. The second is that there should be no graven images or likeness of ANYTHING in heaven, on earth, on in the oceans!
Thus, in the first two commandments alone, we see the function of the right-brain/feminine function completely banned. Moreover, the previous rich diversity of gods and goddesses, representing all the aspects of creation's mysteries in which we are immersed, are replaced by an abstract, single, "male" God who is "out there" somewhere, and definitely NOT part of Creation itself. We can only learn about this abstraction through the written and spoken word (left-brain & masculine), and NOT through image and creativity (right-brain & feminine).
In addition, and in contrast to the all-inclusive nature of other religions of the time, Judaism was peculiar in being the only religion in which God had seemingly created a "Chosen People" with whom he would share himself in exclusion to all other nations upon the earth. This divisiveness is a distinctively masculine function, and contrasts sharply with the more holistic all-inclusive universal character of the feminine archetype.
Indeed, this "chosen people" characteristic was later adopted from the religions that took Judaism as their root; namely Christianity and Islam. Here too, the abstract monotheistic male god, separate from and often condemning his creation, and who gives his revelation only through the written and spoken word, was adopted in preference to the accepting embracing Mother Goddess, who speaks through the vast diversity of Creation, as well as through image and inner intuitive seeking.
These religions, in their most extreme forms, adopted intensely repressive attitudes towards women. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the founders did not necessarily display antipathy towards women themselves. However, their later male adherents definitely did display such tendencies, which has led to the repression, and even persecution, of women throughout the centuries. The most extreme example of this is the Witch Trials in both Europe and America.
It was only in the 20th century that women's rights began to truly recover from the negative bombardment that has been inflicted upon them for millennia. Interestingly, this was also the era that brought us Television, Cinema, a huge surge in interest in Art, and more recently, Computer Graphics. This may be no coincidence, since all of these communication media are IMAGE-oriented. They stimulate the right-brain feminine side. As a consequence of these new technologies, traditional literacy has been under attack in the Western world, and has even started to decline.
The act of writing itself is now, for the first time in history, being carried out by both hands at once, through the use of computer keyboards. Thus, the left-brain/right-hand dominance is breaking down, and giving way to a more brain-balanced mode of putting words into print.
This is not so much an issue of Feminism, and of women having the right to be jet pilots. The more important issue is the welfare of the feminine principle itself. When this was debased with the decline of the Goddess and right-brain activity, women themselves were "literally" denigrated. When the feminine archetype is restored to its rightful place in our civilization, as is beginning to take place, the fortunes of women themselves must necessarily rise too.
At present, the trap women find themselves in is that they can certainly succeed in a man's world. However, to do so, they often end up behaving more like a man than most men do! In other words, a woman in today's world may eventually get the top position she seeks, but somewhere along the line, she has lost some, or even most, of her femininity. Conversely, a man who seeks a top job must always over-emphasize his masculine traits, and rarely reveal his feminine ones.
This demonstrates that the male left-brain archetype still dominates our culture. It does not matter what physical body you happen to have been born with, success in our culture requires the adoption of the left-brain mindset. A woman has to adopt it in order to compete equally with men. She cannot easily do so on her own terms, as a fully feminine women.
The most desperately needed place for the feminine archetype at present is the arena of international politics. Here, the absurd polarization of left-brain dominated men threatens the whole human race with potential annihilation. Absurdly simplistic analyses of extremely complex issues are trotted out, and acted upon violently, without any effort to seek to understand or empathize with the deeper issues involved. This situation is the masculine tendency for analysis and reduction carried to ridiculous extremes.
So what can we do? Decide that in your personal life, you will work to develop your right-brain qualities to their fullest extent. This can be a difficult challenge for both sexes, such is the dominance of the male archetype and the power of alphabetic literacy upon our brains. Seek to promote these qualities in your life to the fullest extent possible, and encourage others who are trying to do the same. At the same time, it should be said that people who are overly biased towards the right-brain function should develop their LEFT-brain skills. Remember that it is balance that is sought and true brain integration. Both sides have their vital parts to play. One is not better or worse than the other. They are just different.
Let us hope that this new millennium, and the raising of consciousness that all metaphysical people are hoping for, will herald the permanent reinstatement of the feminine principle in society. If this can be progressively achieved, the world must surely change beyond description. And for the better!
Copyright 2001, Asoka Selvarajah. All Rights Reserved.
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Meditations In My Favourite Places In Southern Africa (view on a separate page) (more articles about guidance)
There are many travel books on the market that tell you how to get there, where to stay, what to see and what to do. And yet, they very often seem to miss out on the essence of a place somehow.
There are also many books on the market describing meditation techniques that focus on how to give up smoking; drinking; binging; how to have a more successful career; how to loose weight; how to create wealth and abundance. And yet, they very often seem to miss out on the essence of the meditation practice somehow.
I have come to the conclusion that we are so busy chasing our tails that we have forgotten where we are. This beautiful, blue planet has so much to offer, so much diversity and yet we seem to forget this jewel that we live on whilst in frantic pursuit to get things done. Achieving the goal in both travel and meditation, as opposed to living the experience, has often become the all important focal point.
Tick off the places on your list that you have visited and file the photographs away in some forgotten drawer. Achieve self-empowerment through meditation practice and in the process gain material wealth. Our materialistic attitudes apply to both travel and the outcome of meditation practice.
We often forget that we are in fact part of the planet, part and parcel of its diverse ecosystem. So, how about just being for a change? How about fully experiencing our surroundings from both an external point of view through the five senses and an internal point of view by realizing that our inner spirit, the sixth sense, is part and parcel of this great and wonderful world that we live in, not something separate or divided from it.
There have been moments in my life when it has all seemed worthwhile, when the plan so to speak, has completely and totally come together. When rather than remembering my spirit, my spirit remembers me and comes home again, if for only brief periods of time.
So, what is the inner spirit looking for? I have come to realize that it appears when I wet its appetite with something creative, beautiful, magnificent. It has been known to turn up at the Musee Dorsay on occasion when the vibrant colours of a Van Gogh catch its eye, or in Cairo whilst I am lying like a silly clot in the crypt in the Great Pyramid of Giza. You know, all the big ones ......... But on the whole, it is the wondrous diversity of this planet that lures the inner spirit down from its splendid heights.
This book is not only about traveling through my favourite places in Southern Africa, but it is also an attempt to see the world through the eyes of the inner spirit, to retain the memory, and to include a meditation at the end of each chapter. I have attempted to find the perfect place, to me anyway, that resounds with a certain chakra and best portrays it in earthly terms. I have also related each chakra to our historical evolution as well as our development through what Shakespeare aptly called the seven stages of man. I admit, I am a glutton for diversity and multidimensional thinking, so this book functions on many levels.
And yes, at the very end I have included all that other stuff. How to get there and places to stay with a list of web addresses for you to explore.
So, for a moment, forget the latest war in the news; earthquake; flood; famine and disaster. Leave your bond; your bank balance; your mother-in-law; ungrateful children; demanding boss; unpaid leave and those medical bills all behind. Let it go, let it be and come and join me here in Africa ...........
From the Introduction to: Meditations In My Favourite Places In Southern Africa. Gail Evans. Copyright 2001
More on this book, including the ordering information - http://gailevans.tripod.com/gailevans/id14.html
Through The Veil (view on a separate page) (more articles about else)
Messages From A Trusted (Departed) Friend In Spirit Who Shares Our Concerns Since 9-11.
This is the time of the year when the barrier that separates the physical
and spirit worlds is the most penetrable.
From some time in 1976 until September 8, 1994, I regarded Jim Fortmeyer
as my best friend. Jim crossed into spirit on 9-8-94.
The date of this memorial service was 9-11-94, seven years to the day before the 9-11 attack.
Seeing as how we are now in the season of transcendence, I thought it would be a good idea to reconnect with Jim and see if he would care to expound on his (9-11) 9-11 prediction.
I will now be connected with Jim as I type the questions as well as Jim's responses.
Q. Who was behind the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center?
Q. Who is behind the anthrax scare?
Q. What do you foresee in our near future in terms of more terrorist
acts in the U.S.?
Q. Have you suggested that there are elements of the U.S. government
that are engaged in a power struggle?
Q. What can we expect in terms of earth changes; earthquakes, volcanoes, etc.?
There's - now - a fissure opening between L.A. and Death Valley. The big break will happen in March. It will cause a 7. quake in the L.A. basin.
Sink holes will begin to become a problem in the Southeastern states. This is a response to the San Andreas' shifting in California.
Another quake is "stewing" in the Mississippi Valley. This will be north of the New Madrid fault. There will be two pre-shocks and one main jolt, within 30 to 45 day after the L.A. quake. The magnitude of the major quake will be 6.+.
Mexico City will need to be evacuated beginning this winter. Two volcanoes will erupt near the city around Easter, 2002. There will be so many moderate quakes in the region before the eruptions that the ground will be described as being like rolling waves in a turbulent sea.
Mt. Hood in Oregon and Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker in Washington are coming to life. There will be high pitched sounds and deep rumblings reported in Portland. Seattle will experience many pre-eruption quakes and landslides. (Full eruptions in late Winter / early Spring 2003.)
Three volcanoes in Northern and Central California will become much more active beginning in January 2003. Sacramento will be "cut off" from points East for a period of about 4 days.
San Francisco will be crippled by a 7.5 quake in April or May of 2003.
Buffalo, New York will be shaken by a 5 - 6 point quake in the Spring of 2003.
It will be interesting to see how Jim's predictions come to pass.