Realities We Make

Oct. 24th, 2017 03:21 am
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Being Kind to Ourselves

Oct. 23rd, 2017 10:32 am
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The weather has finally turned here in the Ozarks. Autumn is finally here! And with the change in temperatures, I've gotten a hankering for baking.

A bit about myself... I'm what you may call a "foodie". I love food! Most of all, I love nice, long, leisurely meals spent with loved ones, engaged in wonderful conversation over good food and drink.

Food is an important part of our family culture.

I have learned over the years, though, if not done "properly", it can have negative consequences on the health and shape of one's body, which is exactly where I found myself not too long ago.

Almost a month and a half ago, DH and I embarked on a new food journey (as I may have mentioned previously), a new way of eating.

One thing I've struggled with is my old "diet" mentality.

While it's my desire to gain a healthier, stronger and more pleasing shaped body, I know the "diet" mentality doesn't work for me. If it did, I would not be where I am today.

This is a new way of being.

It's something I have to remind myself of quite often.

Years of learning has taught me "that which I resist does persist." And while I am done having an unhealthy body, I know, if I'm to be successful, I need to focus on the positive aspects of what I desire while making changes in my way of eating and be-ing with food.

The Ketogenic way of eating is assisting me with this.

Now, this is not a post to convince you that "my way is the right way". It is, however, right for myself and DH. I love that food that tends to be demonized (ie butter, eggs, cream, etc) are among the staples.

One thing that I have been having difficulty with, though, is baked goods.

I love baked goods! But, traditionally, they're quite full of carbs (and not all 'good'/fiber filled carbs). The sugar filled carbs are the things we avoid with the Keto way of eating.

Fast forward to the past few days here in the Ozarks. With the turn in weather, my mind and heart have turned to... You got it! Baking!

Add to that, one of the members of a group to which I belong on Facebook mentioned blueberry scones. (LOVE!)

Blueberries... Not so bad on the carb scale where fruits are concerned. Doable. Just have to go easy on them. Scones, though... Could be dicey.

I did, however, find a recipe for Low Carb Blueberry Coconut Flour Scones this morning, and they came out looking and smelling so good!

I'm learning...

Sometimes, even when working to gain our "ideal" bodies, we have to take the time to be creative and find ways that we can "splurge" and enjoy the good things in life. That is what life is about. Not deprivation or suffering.

A life filled with those things - especially when they are self-inflicted - is not sustainable. Or, if it is, what's the point in it?

We are meant to be our own best friend. After all, we are the only person that is with us from the moment we take our first breath until our very last. We are the one person in this whole world that we should be able to count on.

A scone and tea (with cream) is just a little way that I can be kind to myself later today.

What will you do to be kind to yourself?

Everything is better with dragons

Oct. 23rd, 2017 03:59 pm
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Started a new AR game Draconius GO by an Ukrainian company Elyland. It's basically a Pokémon GO ripoff, down to the wording of some messages, numbers and specific details of the interface, but the gameplay is more sophisticated, and enhanced with features often requested by PoGo players but completely neglected by Niantic.

Obviously, if Elyland used the Pokémon theme as well, Nintendo would sue them to oblivion in a heartbeat, so they redesigned the theme as magic/fantasy. From their FB page: "Build your very own collection of winged horses, vampires, unicorns and other magical creatures. If your adventures and battles prove successful, you will ultimately be able to tame even the superior beasts - the Dragons of Elements! Have you ever dreamed of commanding mighty dragons?"

Pros: many new and improved features, such as:
* 5 types of structures: in addition to gyms (now arenas) and Pokéstops (now Pillars of Abundance), there are Libraries (where you can train your creatures), Portals (for traveling to another dimensions to catch different creatures), and Obelisks (to get quests - yes, there are quests too!)
* Battling creatures in the wild, like in the original Pokémon games but not PoGo. (There's also PvP, but my level is too low.)
* You can also randomly find treasure chests.
* Arenas work like the good old pre-update gyms, where you defend them and collect "tax" every 21 hours. There is even the push notification when it's time to collect.
* There's a crafting system to create spells (powerups and maybe armor), and artefacts to equip the player.
* It saves your previous attack team, and it's even possible to create a few pre-selected teams for gym battles (or so it seems).
* A new type of eggs: ancient eggs, which have to be hatched by the Mother of Dragons (whoever she is).
* The graphics is more detailed, though I'm not sure which style I prefer. PoGo is more anime-like, sharp, small and flat; Draconius is bigger, softer and 3D.
* No lags, crashes and server errors so far, though it may be because there are not many players yet.
* The menus are better organized.
* I have a Pillar right in my apartment ;)

* Catching creatures works poorly, as it's very hard to hit them with the ball. (I'm not the only one, everybody complains about it). It's as if the devs copied PoGo's visible parts - the interface and gameplay - but they couldn't copy the algorithms, because it requires reverse engineering, so their ball physics is buggy.
* The creatures' spawn rate is too low.
* The structures are placed programmatically, not tied to places of interest like in PoGo, so their location is somewhat random. Even though they are placed near the roads (the devs use OpenStreetMap API), some of them are difficult to reach.
* The quests I saw so far require a lot of dedication. E.g. visiting 30 Pillars in a specific order, or 9 Obelisks, but even if they seem to be close enough to each other on the map, it requires long detours on my landscape.
* I don't have much use for the battles with wild creatures either, because they are disproportionally strong; or maybe I need faster reflexes. (For the time being, I avoid powering up my creatures because in PoGo that was a wrong thing to do when your level is low.)
* Practically no documentation, tutorials, tips etc. (Maybe on YouTube, but I hate video tutorials. Tried a couple anyway, but didn't find any useful info.) So, I either guess from my PoGo experience, or discover everything myself. (Maybe it's not a bad thing.)
* No one around is playing it. I only know 2 kids who play; the older players despise the game because it's not rooted in Pokémon nostalgia.

Unfortunately, playing both games simultaneously is not very convenient, because when you switch from one to another, it restarts, more often than not. (Apparently they both use a lot of memory.) And the location of the structures is different, so planning the walking route becomes complicated. But so far it provides much-needed novelty; it's cool to start from scratch again; and it also gives me ideas...

Murdered Gods

Oct. 22nd, 2017 01:51 pm
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Murdered Gods by Marina Finlayson

Book #2. Spoilers ahead for Stolen Magic

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Something extremely strange and incredibly complex is happening. But I don't think most people- even those in the conspiracy or parapolitical realm are aware of it. Probably because it seems to be working from a new set of blueprints. Or maybe it's speaking a new language, I don't know. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it.

OK, here's the deal: I was supposed to be on The Other Side of Midnight on Saturday. At the last minute, the systems went down. 

This is the fourth time that has happened.

I was on the air with Richard the night of the Vegas shootings. That was when his show was based out of Las Vegas. We were talking about the Nine. Then I was booked for the following Saturday with Robert Morningstar to talk about Las Vegas. 

We were all ready to go when somehow, someway, the feed was blocked. Then all of a sudden he wasn't on the air in Las Vegas anymore.

The show was to be entitled "The Deep Symbolism Behind the Las Vegas Shootings and Their Connection to Ancient Egypt."

We're seeing an entirely new set of symbolic dominants emerge at a time when most people don't seem to be terribly concerned with symbolic dominants. But let's look at some of them anyway.

Reader Clay turned me on this story:
New York is painting the town "Amazon Orange" in support of its bid to be the host of Amazon's future second headquarters, according to a tweet from Politco reporter Gloria Pazmino‏, who cited the mayor's office. 
Bids for the company's $5 billion headquarters are due to Amazon on October 19. 
Landmarks including the Empire State Building, some bridges, and One World Trade Center will all turn orange at 9 p.m. on October 18. Billboards and the LinkNYC wireless internet screens in some neighborhoods will also turn orange.

Oh, "Amazon Orange," you say? Huh. 

Then how do we explain the orange shining over Masonic Manhattan the day after Las Vegas?

Not only orange, but an orange halo. As in angels. 

Or Vegas. Creating an "Oranged Apple."

And this was supposed to be a tribute using both the Empire State and One World Trade.

The new Twin Towers, I guess you might say. 

So I guess no one will have to ask if it's Heaven or Las Vegas.

UPDATE: Reader RL reminds us all of this. I guess they were celebrating Halloween early.

And this happened the same week an orange sky blanketed most of northwest Europe. And an apple-colored sun to boot.

And the same week twin astronaut Scott Kelly "landed" in West Orange.

Two (2) years prior Kelly broke the record for NASA after spending 522 days in space.

And of course I told my Orange-Twin sync when I heard "Orange Appled" by The Cocteau Twins on WFMU. 

A few hours ago the significance of this hit me- Orange Appled- OA.

The OA stands for "the Original Angel." 

Or Vega. Take your pick.

Yet another symbol that seems to be rising to prominence this past year. It seems to have some connection to portals or Stargates. 

Or maybe it means the End is the Beginning. 

I got to thinking about The OA and "Orange Appled" and got to looking at the lyrics. That's always a dodgy proposition since most of the Cocteau Twins lyrics online are nonsensical fan interpretations. But oftentimes they're pretty close. 

And since the series is about people medically killed and then revived by a mad scientist, and a blind woman who regains her sight after visiting an alternate reality in the stars, see if this doesn't ring a bell somewhere:

Wait and see who'll wake up then

Always stars see, 
What, once you're free, 

He hopes will be the very last time

Those last two lines certainly rang a bell with me:
 In OA's story, Hap is dying from food allergy but he convinces Prairie to save him, as without the passcode to the cages the others will starve to death. In the process of getting him an EpiPen, she discovers the dead body of another girl he had kidnapped earlier, "August". 
She later pushes him down the staircase of the basement, and escapes the house. She makes it to a cliff, but Hap hits her in the head knocking her unconscious.

We come to see that mad scientist is in love with Prairie, but her spirit guide in the stars tells her she must work with the other abductees to "avert a great evil."

He loves you more than this

The stars let you know what’s right and bright 

Nothing definitive, of course, but interesting. And of course Las Vegas, Paddock and Campos are all roughly synonymous with prairie.

HAP's full name is Hunter (as in Orion) Aloysius (as in the Cocteau Twins song) Percy (like Robert Plant).

He first meets Prairie in Manhattan. He's played by Jason Isaacs who now stars on Star Trek: Discovery.

But a very strange thing happened when I was researching this Oranged Apple story. The WNBC page had the wrong lede- it was referring to the Ariana Grande concert attack in Manchester, England. 

According to witnesses, there was a "massive explosion" and a "massive flash" and 22 were reportedly killed in the attack.

That happened on May 22. Or 5/22, as it's written here. Why is that ringing a bell?

I remember:  522 is the amount of days the Orange Twin Astronaut Scott spent in Heaven space.

Huh. How about that?

Speaking of orange, the Ariana Grande incident happened a day after this little photo-op in Saudi Arabia.

So we had that, Ariana Grande, the Twin Peaks premiere and the death of Chris Cornell at the MGM Grand all within a week's time in May.

Still trying to crack this Orange code,  I found this little story. Ariana is having the Bestest Week Ever! Early October, 2013.

Plus, 17.

Maybe Ariana Grande was having such a good week because Massive Attack was having a residency at the Park Avenue Armory on 66th Street. Along with noted documentarian Adam Curtis (of Hypernormalization fame).

Performing a multimedia show they premiered in --wait for it-- Manchester.

At the May-Field Depot.

I watched the promo video for the show and ...yeah. 


Boy, is it MKULTRA as all fuck.

In fact, it reminded me of nothing less than the brainwashing video in The Parallax View, about mind-controlled assassins (what does that have to do with October, right?)

Which only makes sense since Adam Curtis is the co-creator of MKULTRA, the new ballet by the Rosie Kay Company.

Well, new 2017- it premiered in April.

It explores the "myth" (sic) of a "shadowy cult attempting world domination through mass brainwashing."

Don't worry, Adam Curtis- lifetime BBC producer- is on "our side," right?

So I guess we don't need to worry too much that Massive Attack vs Adam Curtis features MKULTRA- Parallax View-styled film footage and enigmatic sayings screened behind the performers, like this....

...and this...

...and this. 

But who exactly is that performer in this MKULTRA nostalgia show?

Like you need to ask.

Fraser here is singing in Russian. Which kind of reminds me of how when Hap met Prairie in the Manhattan subway the first thing he said to her was "Your music, it's Russian, yes?"

But do take note of how repetitive this song is. It's important.


Recalling Fraser's starring role in the Millennium Dome Show, I guess we shouldn't be surprised that the last image of the last song is of the distinctive window designs of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. We see it frozen as she finishes her song.

Are you all with me here? Still think all of this is fanboy gush?

Funny thing, though; the show ran the whole week but skipped October 1.

Huh. Must've have been a holiday or something.

UPDATE: Do you remember what I said about people of influence wanting to rub Elizabeth Fraser all over their magic? A reader drops this little detail on us:
In 1991 Yanka recorded four acoustic songs, literally brimming over with pain: Vyshe Nogi Ot Zemli (Feet Higher Off the Ground), Na Doroge Pyatak (A Penny on the Road), Pro Chertikov (About Imps), Pridet Voda (Water Will Come). The song Water Will Come recorded in the end of 1990 turned to be her last song. Many consider it as Yanka’s farewell or foretelling.
Yanka had depressive veins before. According to her schoolmates, they occurred when yet at school. 
In the evening of May 9, 1991 Yanka left her summer cottage in the vicinity of Novosibirsk and never came back.
A fisherman found her body in the river, early in the morning on May 17. 
The investigation never established whether it was an accident or a suicide.
Does anyone think Elizabeth Fraser needed to be reminded of people dying in rivers in May? 

Adam Curtis writes about Yanka here in 2012.

And hot shit; there's that OA again. And Beyonce and Bieber.

Speaking of Beyonce, she put on her face-punchingly blatant Isis ritual at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards- yes, the Grammys started the year as NASA- during an Occulting of Regulus.

That could only be seen Down Under. Where the Heavens are Upside Down.

A lot of people who saw it were like, what was up with that chair?

It's actually supposed to be a throne.

At the time, Beyonce was pregnant with twins, Rumi and Sir. 

"Sir" clearly has no connection to Regulus.

Bonus factoid: Rumi is named after a guy born September 30. 

By a sheer stroke of blind coincidence, Beyonce performed "Love Drought" during the Isis ritual, the video for which is bursting with Siren symbolism and which basically turns into a Cocteau Twins song halfway through

See this, this, and especially this for comparison.

The general take on "Love Drought" is that it's "ethereal...."

...which is...yeah.

But I know, I know- what possible connection does Beyonce have to the Cocteau Twins, right?

Crazy talk.

The twins made their debut in an Instagram photo that has Beyonce standing under garlands of flowers.

The Twin's debut was on July 14.

That's the #CarterTwins making their debut on July 14. Under garlands.

That's garlands, not Garlands. That would be weird.

Coincidences, eh?

So a funny thing about this MKULTRA ballet business.

And by funny, I mean "orange."

Like the promotional art for American Ultra.

And, you know...

Speaking of Orange, Jacksonville, Florida is in the running for Amazon Orange. 

And speaking of MKULTRA, "Jacksonville" is also the name of a Fringe episode that totally didn't trigger Amy Bishop to start gunning down biology professors in Hunstville eight days later.

The finger pointing to 1983- or the mad Harvard professor named Bishop and the rest of it - is pure coincidence.

So are those butterflies on the wall of the storefront where Olivia was MKULTRA'd Sorry-- cortexiphanned.

Contrary to what some might believe, butterfly and moth symbolism were circulating in the conspiracy underground even before TRANCEformation of America.

Moth symbolism played a pivotal role in Silence of the Lambs. Hannibal Lecter said "The significance of the moth is change. Caterpillar into chrysalis, or pupa, from thence into beauty."

As blind luck would have it, Monarch Airlines declared bankruptcy the same day someone started shooting a fuel tanks at Janet Airlines.

Which brings us to this again:
"...MKULTRA monster Ewen Cameron was born and raised twenty minutes up the road from Fraser and consulted with doctors in the area working on similar programs at hellholes like Lennox Castle Hospital, programs that reportedly survived well into the 80s and possibly beyond." 
What exactly did Fraser's Stirlingshire neighbor Cameron do to his subjects?
Psychic driving was a psychiatric procedure of the 1950s and 1960s in which patients were subjected to a continuously repeated audio message on a looped tape to alter their behaviour. 
In psychic driving, patients were often exposed to hundreds of thousands of repetitions of a single statement over the course of their treatment.  
Continuously-repeated audio message, you say? 

Like this?

Wake takes a lonely one

Wake takes a lonely one

Wake takes a lonely one

Wake takes a lonely one

Wake takes a lonely one

Wake takes a lonely one

Wake takes a

Wake takes a

Wake takes a

Wake takes a

Wake takes a

Wake takes a

Wake takes a

Wake takes a

Wake takes a lonely one

Wake takes a lonely one

Wake takes a

Wake takes a

Wake takes a

Wake takes a

Wake takes a

Wake takes a

Wake takes a

Wake takes a 

Her honey mouth has got me all fool gold
Her honey mouth has got me all fool gold
Her honey mouth has got me all fool gold
Her honey mouth has got me all fool gold
Her honey mouth has got me all fool gold
Her honey mouth has got me all fool gold
In the Gold Dust Rush I only genuflect
In the Gold Dust Rush I only genuflect
In the Gold Dust Rush I only genuflect

Or this?

Without, without, without, without a doubt
Without, without, without, without a doubt
Without, without, without, without
Without, without, without, without
Without, without, without, without a doubt
Without, without, without, without a doubt
Without, without, without, without
Without, without, without, without
Without, without, without, without a doubt
Without, without, without, without a doubt
Without, without, without, without
Without, without, without, without
Without, without, without, without a doubt

Atmospheres they throw a little storm

Motions aren't emotional

Good morning I threw as if my welcome
Atmospheres they throw a little storm

Motions aren't emotional

Good morning I threw as if my welcome
Atmospheres they throw a little storm

Motions aren't emotional

Good morning I threw as if my welcome
Atmospheres they throw a little storm

Motions aren't emotional

Good morning I threw as if my welcome
Atmospheres they throw a little storm

Motions aren't emotional

Good morning I threw as if my welcome
Atmospheres they throw a little storm

Motions aren't emotional

Good morning I threw as if my welcome
Atmospheres they throw a little storm

Motions aren't emotional

Good morning I threw as if my welcome
Atmospheres they throw a little storm

Motions aren't emotional

Good morning I threw as if my welcome
Atmospheres they throw a little storm

Motions aren't emotional

Good morning I threw as if my welcome 
Atmospheres they throw a little storm

Motions aren't emotional

Good morning I threw as if my welcome 
Atmospheres they throw a little storm

Motions aren't emotional

Good morning I threw as if my welcome 

How interesting that MKULTRA creator Adam Curtis would flash this legend behind Elizabeth Fraser during her performance...

...given the thematic connection to "When Mama Was Moth," off the 1983 album Head Over Heels.

But what does 1983 have to do with MKULTRA anyway?

However, do note Fraser gave moth and butterfly titles to an entire album's worth of material, including two of her most elemental works of ancient entity channeling, "Pale Clouded White" and the blood-curdling "Great Spangled Fritillary."

Oh, before I forget- "Plain Tiger' is named for a Monarch butterfly. It and "Spangled" are masterpieces of dissociative-identity rock.

This was ten years before anyone ever heard the term "Project Monarch."

Let's read a bit more about "psychic driving":

They were also concurrently administered muscular paralytic drugs such as curare to subdue them for the purposes of exposure to the looped message(s).  
The psychic driving procedure was a chronological precursor to Cameron's depatterning, the latter involving massive doses of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) combined with similarly large doses of psychedelic drugs (such as LSD).
So what is Fraser saying in "When Mama was Moth?"

 Chills, all start screaming
Ribbed and veined
The sunburst and the snowblind
A chill of fear running down my back
When mama was moth, I took bulb form
Body electric
Writhe in vain

I know what all this sounds like to me. What does it sound like to you?

I thought so.

What was the first part of psychic driving again?

Oh, right: patients were subjected to a continuously repeated audio message on a looped tape to alter their behaviour. 

Then "massive doses of electroconvulsive therapy."

And what are the rest of the lyrics to "When Mama Was Moth?"

My blue  electric
My blue  electric
My blue  electric
My blue  electric
My blue  electric
My blue  electric
My blue  electric
My blue  electric
My blue  electric
My blue  electric
My blue  electric

Listen: you might think I'm crazy but I'm going to go out on a limb and state that maybe- just maybe- Fraser's psychiatric hospitalizations were about something more than just sexual abuse at home. 

What do you think? You think maybe those people "with no faces" erased their faces from her memory?

Never mind that Cameron wanted to "erase existing memories" and "rebuild the psyche" or that his patients were "unaware that they were experimental subjects," that all ended in the 70s. I mean if you can't believe the CIA, who can you believe?

Of course all of this sounds very much like a high-tech version of shamanic initiation- the real kind you read about in academic texts, not the New Age nonsense kind- in which the ego is supposed to be destroyed and the initiate is supposed to travel to the land of the dead in order to be reborn. That process was not an easy one.

And we know for a fact that a lot of these MKULTRA doctors were very much interested in creating psychics and shamans. Or witches, for that matter. 

Certainly Puharich was were the people behind GONDOLA WISH, GRILL FLAME, CENTER LANE, SUN STREAK, SCANATE, and STARGATE. Then you had people like Julian Silverman, who went from the MKULTRA-cutout NIMH to Esalen and wrote several papers on altered states and shamanism.

In researching Adam Curtis I happened to notice that he created this series, with theme music by post-punk icons Gang of 4.

That got me to thinking about Project Pandora:
The Pandora project is one of the CIA Mind control programs. In 1962, the CIA discovered that the US embassy in Moscow was "bombarded" with EMR (electro magnetic radiation). The signal was composed of several frequencies.  
The Pandora Project was intended to investigate and gather data on this Russian experiment. The embassy personnel was not informed of the existence of the beam, or of the Pandora project.
There must be something in the air because last week this story hit the wires:
WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they’re colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect. 
The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers heard in Havana in a series of unnerving incidents later deemed to be deliberate attacks. The recording, released Thursday by the AP, is the first disseminated publicly of the many taken in Cuba of mysterious sounds that led investigators initially to suspect a sonic weapon.
But yeah, this Pandora thing. 

Been working on that.

"Millimillenary" is one of Fraser's most fascinating and impassioned vocal performances. But as with other songs from the period her wailing often veers close to actual screaming. Since I got started on all this in May I knew I had to figure this one out.

And I'm almost sorry I did.

Like The Parallax View film it all starts innocently enough. It seems to be a lovely little song about a girl working at a hat shop, which "you" seem to have passed down to her:

Millinery, Millinery
Just passed from you to her
Pandora minds the shop

But wait a minute: is this the Pandora, who is responsible for all the world’s evils? For everything bad that happens? If so, anyone who knows the story knows you really don’t want Pandora minding the shop.

Millinery, Millinery
Just passed from you to her
Pandora minds the shop

So there’s a short instrumental passage and then Fraser basically screams:

Just passed from you to her
The candle that burns the shop

Jesus. So it’s not Pandora that’s at fault, it’s you. She burned down the shop but you passed the candle to her.  You’re the source of the evil, so you burned down the shop. The nice millinery shop with all the pretty hats. You burned it down. 

"You," meaning Elizabeth.

This is not from the 80s- it's from 2013

Then the chorus goes:

Hidden within she’s in 
The candle that burns the shop
Just passed from you to her

So again- Pandora might be the flame that burns down the shop but she just took it from you.

"You," meaning Elizabeth.

This is like the nursery rhyme from Hell.

Incidentally this "hidden within she's in the candle that burns the shop" line was written not long before Fraser told Melody Maker that she felt she was channeling some kind of entity. Which, if you've read any of that band's notoriously passive-aggressive interviews, is entirely out of character for her.

And then there's the next line and all I can think of is the "Me" cuts in The Parallax View film.

Millinery, Millinery
She’s wearing shades of grime
Pandora runs the shop

So she’s embarrassed by having to wear filthy clothes at work. She's not only going to burn the shop she's going to be humiliated first.

What the fuck was this woman processing? 

And again- we're hearing a lot of repetition in this song. But like Parallax we're hearing slight variations within the repetitions so you're constantly put off-balance.

Millinery, Millinery
She’s wearing shades of grime
Pandora minds the shop

There's a weird interval motif in this song too, where Fraser will ride out the riff and then divebomb with her howl near the end of a bar. But she switches up the intervals so you don't expect it the second time when she wails:

She’s wearing shades of grime
Candle that burns the shop

So in a 3:40 song we're basically hearing the same five lines howled over and over with minimal variation.

Do you know what this song makes me think of? I'll tell you...
The study was run by Dr. Henry Murray, who had each of his 22 subjects write an essay detailing their dreams and aspirations. The students were then taken to a room where electrodes were attached to them to monitor their vitals as they were subjected to extremely personal, stressful, and brutal critiques about the essays they had written.  

Following the psychological attacks, the participants were forced to watch the videos of themselves being verbally and psychologically assaulted multiple times. 

(Unabomber Ted) Kaczynski is claimed to have had the worst physiological reaction to being interrogated.
Shortly after this song was recorded Fraser went from writing dark, disturbing lyrics to writing ecstatic gibberish, like the song she wrote shortly after "Millimillinary" called "Pandora." When performing "Millimillinary" she sings it an octave lower and garbles the syllables to mush.

In other words, she dissociates. And makes an art of it.

But then something else happens...

...even allowing for the effects of hair, makeup and lighting....







Almost like you're looking at a bunch of lookalikes who don't quite hit the mark. Close enough but just off. 

You notice.

Oh, plus the eyes.

I seem to recall something in Altered States- the novel- about this. I'll have to look into it.

And that was based on an MKULTRA scientist too, wasn't it?

UPDATE: Then the ongoing public meltdown in between hospitalizations. 

Note the giant All-Seeing Eye.

So why do I think that there are powerful people who are interested in this woman to this day? Even if she now just comes across as an ordinary, middle-aged Scottish woman?

Because I honestly believe she graduated at the head of the class.

UPDATE: So this orange thing is a thing. Read this.

UPDATE: Some of the legends in the New York video are translations of the song Fraser is singing. The weirder ones (music of the dead, etc) are not.

Then there's this, from MK ULTRA co-creator Adam Curtis:
“Punks don’t like to hear it but they and Mrs. Thatcher were both on the coattails of something bigger, which was the rise of individualism where we could be whatever we wanted to be,” he explains. “The Sex Pistols’ song ‘I Wanna Be Me’ came at the same time as a speech by Mrs. Thatcher that had pretty much the same message. 
“But punk was the seed of its own disaster just as Mrs. Thatcher was the seed of her own disaster. She was the last politician in Britain to tell a story but it was a story that, like punk, said that you should be free to do whatever you want and that left us trapped in our own rather limited sensations and desires. 
What we are missing today is that when human beings get together they become more than the sum of their parts.”
In a nutshell, you shouldn't be free to do what you want because we're better off together. Because you gotta do what you gotta do.

Plus, mind control is a myth. OK, thanks Adam.

the frightening five

Oct. 22nd, 2017 09:45 am
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(Stolen from [personal profile] ashtoreth)

1. What book frightened you as a young person?
I don't remember the title, but it was about some guy sent as an investigator to a boarding school (I think), and bit by bit, he's starting to realize that he's being watched, and everybody is lying, and all his actions and decisions are actually controlled by somebody else... I don't remember any details and how it ended, but it caused me a bad nightmare where I was chased by mysterious enemies and kept trying to wake up, but every time it was waking up in another dream.

2. If you had to become a ‘living book (i.e. able to recite the contents of a book cover to cover upon request – reference Fahrenheit 451), what book would it be?
Either Harry Potter or The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. I think the latter would be easier to learn, because the writing style is so quirky.

3. What movie or TV show scared you as a kid?
The earliest incident of such nature I remember was being a 20-something, watching a screen adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Negroes" in the cinema. (I had not read the book before, so the plot was not spoiled for me.) Closer to the end, I had a true panic attack, scared that everything is not what it seems, no one can be trusted, and everyone is after me. (Actually, not unlike the one I got from the book in the previous question.) I had to look away from the screen, at the people around, and forcibly remind myself that I'm watching a story, not being in it.

4. What movie (scary or otherwise) will you never ever watch?
I can't make any such promises, because how would I know that the movie is bad or not for me if I don't try it out personally? Speaking of re-watching, though, it's safe to say that I won't rewatch Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom . It's not a bad movie, but depressing like hell.

5. Do you have any phobias?
I guess sociophobia, and phone phobia.

A Dragon of a Different Color

Oct. 21st, 2017 09:04 pm
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A Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel Aaron

Book 4, picking up speed so that the volumes are more like divisions in a single story. Serious spoilers ahead.

Read more... )

The Nostalgia Box

Oct. 21st, 2017 11:33 pm
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Izzie is such a culture vulture and a cheapskate. Took advantage of the annual Heritage festival to line up a bunch of places that are either not normally open to the public or they are but at a price. During the heritage festival the price for most events is free or a gold coin donation at the most

Following the rule of picking things not tried before and because the tours to the old Astronomy Tower were all fully booked, picked a very strange and off beat place called The Nostalgia Box
It is a museum of sorts in a very modern building and is devoted to the dark arts of Video Games. And when they say boxes they mean that literally

As well as lots of gadgets from the very first brown box to the latest Nintendo or Playstation, they have original boxes for most of them

So kitschy and corny.
The Time Warp )

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Oct. 20th, 2017 01:27 pm
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It kind of annoys me that Darth Vader's name authority record (which, despite being a fictional character, he has instead of a subject authority because of reasons) treats "Darth" as a forename and not as a title. 100 1_ ǂa Vader, Darth ǂc (Fictitious character). Compare, for example, 100 0_ ǂa Elizabeth ǂb I, ǂc Queen of England, ǂd 1533-1603. Subfield c here is "Titles and other words associated with a name", and besides use for noble or religious titles, often gets used for disambiguating characteristics when the preferred method of birth and/or death dates is not available. (Although I do not in fact see any other Darth Vader to diambiguate from -- though there is a "D. Vader" -- some people are adding "Fictitious character" even when not required so that it's immediately obvious, especially if this person were to be attributed as the author of a work.) But. Like. I kinda want 100 0_ ǂa Vader, ǂc Darth. The see-from reference 400 1_ Skywalker, Anakin ǂc (Fictitious character) can stay, of course. (I think you probably can't combine both those phrases in a single ǂc, though.)

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1. What book frightened you as a young person?
2. If you had to become a ‘living book (i.e. able to recite the contents of a book cover to cover upon request – reference Fahrenheit 451), what book would it be?
3. What movie or TV show scared you as a kid?
4. What movie (scary or otherwise) will you never ever watch?
5. Do you have any phobias?

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Oct. 20th, 2017 06:07 am
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In the mirror, I watched his words blossoming between my breasts, his ink claiming my heart. I felt our truth—in flesh and bone, I was still mine… but I was his in ink. Before you, I wrote, ... Read more...
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Listen, I don't create the syncs, I just record them. This isn't a rabbit hole anymore, it's the Marianas Trench. It's absolutely bottomless.

I'm not even going to try to preface any of this- it's too huge. This is what I got and I can't even try to pretty it up.

And yes, I realize this is all completely nuts. It's absolutely insane. No question.

But did I mention it's 2017?


All I can say is that I'm not sure I'd be making any long term plans right now.

NOTE: Before we get started I want to address a few points. First Our Darren raises a point some of you might be thinking:

"Everything really is connected it seems,
 no matter how sick we get of hearing that said."

And we're all ultimately related, right? Here's the thing- there are connections, then there are symbolically-hypercharged significant connections. 

There's a major difference.

Here's an example; I'm related to the former US Vice President Henry Wilson. It's a connection, right? Sure. Is it in any way significant? Not even remotely.

I'm sure a lot of you are having trouble seeing the connections here. Don't worry, I will help you see them. This is raw data. I will make the connections as seamless and clear as possible. 

And we'll be moving into looking at how all these contemporary pop stars are being used in this process, especially for the N-F-L-im Super Bowl halftime shows.

And I know a lot of you are having trouble with all the Book of Revelation stuff. Well, why would you ever expect that to not be part of the Synchromystic process? 

The Book of Revelation wasn't written in a megachurch in Flyover Country, it was written in the heart of the ancient world during a time in which a riot of religions were swarming all over the known world. 

Christianity in the ancient world was absolutely nothing like the brands practiced today. It was a Mystery cult, and shares much more in common with the other Mysteries than any Christianity you'd recognize today.

And just to let you know, we're focusing on a very contained set of variables:

  1. The events being symbolically charged
  2. NASA  
  3. Star names
  4. Religions from Greco-Roman Imperial eras
  5. Pop singers and pop singer deaths

April 9- 4/9

 2 (twin) 4/9s-- set in Las Vegas

Vega- "The Falling Eagle"

Revelation 12
4. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

9. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Not a 49 - a 4 - 9  "For the Nine"

Premiered 33 days after Jeff Buckley's death

Many suggested interpretations are based on the assumption that (Nephilim) is a derivative of Hebrew verbal root n-ph-l (נ-פ-ל) "fall". Robert Baker Girdlestone[4] argued in 1871 the word comes from the Hiphil causative stem, implying that the nephilim are to be perceived as "those that cause others to fall down". Ronald Hendel states that it is a passive form "ones who have fallen", grammatically analogous to paqid "one who is appointed" (i.e., overseer), asir "one who is bound" (i.e., prisoner), etc.

The name Anunnaki is derived from An, the Sumerian god of the sky. The name is variously written "da-nuna", "da-nuna-ke4-ne", or "da-nun-na", meaning "princely offspring" or "offspring of An".  
The Anunnaki were believed to be the offspring of An and his consort, the earth goddess Ki

Lone Wolf---Vega

Music - Apollo

Revelation 9:11 "And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon..." 

Vega is the Harp Star

"But in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon." 

The circumstance of Apollo being the destroyer of the wicked was believed by some of the ancients to have given rise to his name Apollo, which they connected with apollumi, "to destroy." (Aeschyl. Agam. 1081.)

The Greek term Apollyon (Ἀπολλύων, "the destroyer"), is the active participle of apollumi (ἀπόλλυμι, "to destroy")

"The New Nine" 



Two weeks before killings is...


Revelation 9:17 "And this is how I saw the horses in my vision and those who rode them: they wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulfur, and the heads of the horses were like lions’ heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths." 

"They wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulfur"

"The heads of the horses were like lions’ heads"

"And fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths." 

"December got its name from the Latin word decem (meaning ten) because it was originally the tenth month of the year in the Roman calendar, which began in March." 

Revelation 10:11- Then I was told, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages and kings.”

"Heaven or Las Vegas" lyrics in red

Las Vegas, 1990

"Pull him away
So jealous so with me

"Go there for new
For new, things things there"

(Gold Coast is where Jeff Buckley almost drowned with Joan Wasser)

"Singing of a famous street,

I want to love..." 

"...I've all the wrong glory

"But is it Heaven or Las Vegas?"

"But you're much more brighter than the sun is to me"

"He's a hustler,

It's a role he'll never make suit

"Hang on to this,

Stay and stay and fail and fail"

"Reaching this itch in my soul,

Is like any good playing card

"Must be why I'm thinking of Las Vegas"

"Why it's more brighter than the sun is to me"

"Carnivals are bluster loud"

"I'm dizzy, so I go under the 'Big Dipper'"

Regulus- Lion Heart- immediately below Big Dipper

"Come fantasy for a carnival..

(Paddock allegedly planning-- fantasizing-- about Lollapalooza)

"Conceived and created in 1991 by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band, Lollapalooza ran annually until 1997, and was revived in 2003." 

"...How fitting before a wedding"

"Maybe then you will swear
This is hardly personal"

"I suspect I'm singing to your tune..

Existing patents for sonic mind control weapons

"...And still find that beats singing to you soon"

 Revelation 10:1 "Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from Heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head."

"But is it Heaven or Las Vegas?

"And his face was like the sun..."

"But you're much more brighter than the sun is to me

"And his legs like pillars of fire." 

"He had a little scroll open in his hand." 

"And he set his right foot on the sea, 
and his left foot on the land."

"And he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion." 

"When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke."

Seven Thunders- Seven Mercury Astronauts- April 9 49=7x7

Revelation 14: 17 "Another angel came out of the temple in heaven, 
and he too had a sharp sickle." 

18: Still another angel, who had charge of the fire, came from the altar and called in a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, “Take your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the earth’s vine, because its grapes are ripe.”

Revelation 17: 3 Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. 

4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. 5 The name written on her forehead was a mystery:

"Babylon the Great, the Mother of Prostitutes and Abominations of the Earth."

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51=17 x 3

"But is it Heaven or Las Vegas?"

Etemenanki: name of the large temple tower in Babylon, also known as the Tower of Babel. Its Sumerian name E-temen-an-ki means "House of the foundation of heaven on earth".

The best description of (Etemenanki) can be found in a cuneiform tablet from Uruk, written in 229 BCE. It is a copy of an older text and is now in the Louvre in Paris. It states that the tower was made up of seven terraces and it gives the height of the seven stocks - 91 meters all in all. The ground floor measured 91 x 91 meters 

Millennium Show at the Millennium Dome
"The Millennium Show is steeped in the imagery of William Blake's great epic poem, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell..."
"How fitting before a wedding"
"But is it Heaven or Las Vegas?"
"As well as the trapeze thrills, and mini pedal-propelled Zeppelins, the dramatic moments will be a collapsing "Tower of Babel.."
I looked up at the tallest building.
Felt it falling down.
I could feel my balance shifting.
Everything was moving around.
These streets so fixed and solid.
Ah, shimmering haze.
And everything I relied on disappeared.
Downside up, upside down.
Take my weight from the ground.
Falling deep in the sky.
Slipping in the unknown.

Las Vegas Dome- Adjacent to Mandalay Bay

"Many suggested interpretations are based on the assumption that the word is a derivative of Hebrew verbal root n-ph-l (נ-פ-ל) "fall".

Like 7 World Trade Center, (One World Trade Center) has 3-foot (91 cm) thick reinforced concrete walls in all stairwells, elevator shafts, risers, and sprinkler systems. 

However, because the floor numberings were based on standard measurements, the 94th floor was numbered "floor 100", because the extra space was occupied by the high-ceilinged 91st floor, which was used for mechanical purposes

It literally never, ever ends- now half of Heaven or Las Vegas is accounted for. This story just went up on the wires.


"Smile and face your wife angry
His life don't despise what's in eyes"
"He skips so as the seasons
To come as a breeze has
Again, Again"


SCULLY:  So, you started to tell me about walk-ins but I'm not sure if I grasped the finer points.

MULDER: Well, it, it's kind of a new age religion based on an old idea. That if you lose hope or despair and want to leave this mortal coil, you become open and vulnerable.

SCULLY: To inhabitation by a new spirit.

MULDER: A new enlightened spirit. 

Interview with The Weeknd

Reader notes that Prince was from the Twin Cities

Fraser- Frayser


Fraser (Bennington's twin home)

Chester Bennington's residence at his death

"(Treasure's) song titles, a list of unusual and whimsical names ('Lorelei', 'Pandora''Cicely', 'Amelia') and the seemingly deliberately obscured lyrics, led to bizarre suggestions that the (Cocteau Twins) were playing with witchcraft and subverting the nation's airwaves with subliminal sorcery." - Volume Magazine, 1992

421 Broome was Heath Ledger's apartment building

Reader Jaime notes: "The apartment where Heath Ledger died was actually owned by famous twin, Mary Kate Olsen. She is the older sister of Elizabeth Olsen, the actress portraying the reality manipulation mutant, Scarlet Witch. And at the time of his death, (Ledger) was dating top model Gemma Ward, whom played a mermaid in one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies."

And it goes on...

Released 32 years ago this month

Released  9/1

Stars and Topsoil

Released 9/1

Re-released '91

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October has turned out to be a pretty busy month for me, publication-wise! I’ve been putting off writing a quick update post for you all, since I don’t want to spam your news feeds and inboxes every time a new piece comes out… but at this point, the procrastination is getting a little bit silly! So for now, here are just a few of my latest poems (with more to come next week, so be sure to swing by and check those out, too!)…

I wanted to group these poems together for a reason, though they’ve appeared in a few different literary journals. They’re all in a poetic form that I’ve been working in recently and that I’ve come to think of as a kind of millennial-haiku (or, for pun-related reasons, I sometimes call a “byte poem”).

Most Westerns know the haiku as a particularly powerful, condensed form of literary poetry that evokes a Zen-like simplicity in its imagery and language. But before Matsuo Basho, the hands-down greatest haiku poet in history and the man who essentially defined haiku as we now understand it, this poetic form was very different. For hundreds of years before Basho revolutionized the form in the 17th century, the writing of these little poems was basically a party game — a chance for a gathering of poets to show off their wit and word-play by creating long collaborative linked poems (known as renga), often while consuming more than a little sake along the way. The party’s host had the honor of kicking off the game with a three-line verse (called a hokku) to serve as the opening stanza, and would strive to make their opening verse especially striking, provocative and impressive. Eventually these short verses were circulated, read and enjoyed as standalone pieces, and their name was changed from hokku (meaning “presenting verse”) to haiku (“playful verse”).

Then, Basho came along and completely transformed the genre. These days, if you want to write incredibly-short verse and you want even a hope of getting them published in a literary journal, haiku is still your go-to form. Ginsberg took a stab at inventing his own short-form poetic style, called the “American sentence” — a single sentence of seventeen syllables, basically a haiku without line breaks. There are entire literary magazines dedicated to publishing only haiku and American sentences.

Meanwhile, though, something else was going on in American culture: someone created the internet, and someone invented the smart phone, and lo, the Information Age was born. The Age of the Tweet. While literary journals have continued to privilege haiku and American sentences as the very best of short-form poetry, our own homegrown organic short-form poetry party-game was evolving right in our pockets. The 140-character tweet, and the increasingly popular multi-tweet thread, are modern-day American reinventions of the renga and hokku/haiku of Japan — sometimes written by a single person, sometimes a collaborative pile-up of snarky comments, witty retorts and scathing satire snowballing in real-time with the help of catchy hashtags. What began as a fun way to communicate with friends has evolved into a public platform where, in only 140 characters, someone can say something that might change the world.

Enter: the Twit in Chief, who stepped into the Oval Office last November and refused to put down his phone. Now, there is a man who can feed Russian trolls, insult veterans, stoke racial tensions, denigrate women and even potentially start a nuclear war… all in only 140 characters.

As a poet, I find myself both horrified and awed by this demonstrable power of the written word. I wrote recently in a cover letter to Mary-Jane Grandinetti, editor of Shot Glass Journal:

I’ve found myself driven to reclaim the “tweet” medium as a place of power, to re-tune my language so that I might enter into that space and push it as far as I can, push it until it breaks open from the inside.

That is why, since last fall, I’ve been working more and more in the “byte poem” form: 140 characters, short enough to tweet. So far, only a few have been published — in 7×20 this past June, and now this month in Shot Glass Journal and Cuento Magazine.

Not that I claim to be a Basho, or even a Ginsberg, but I hope that, like the haiku, someday the tweet will be remembered for its potential to provoke, to surprise and to transform the world as we know it.

In addition to the pieces published by Cuento Magazine featured in this post, you can find more of my “byte” poems in the most recent issue of Shot Glass Journal.

The Purpose of Life: Becoming

Oct. 19th, 2017 08:33 am
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Un-BecomingI awoke rather suddenly at 4 am this morning after having been in a deep sleep. It was then that a notion that popped into my mind, upon which I proceeded to muse.


When I first consciously embarked on my own spiritual journey, I received the idea that I had some great Purpose I needed to fulfill in this lifetime. Needless to say, Ego was quite thrilled by the notion and set out to discover what it was. At the time, though, I have to admit that there was a part of me that desired to figure it out, "get it done and go".

I wasn't happy. Not really. I felt so unfulfilled having all that I had imagined I could desire as an almost 30-something. Still, happiness. True happiness seemed to elude me, and - at that point in time - I wasn't quite certain how it was going to get any better than it was.

It did, though. In time I had learned that happiness does not reside outside myself, that no one else was responsible for my happiness or even could make me happy. But, that's a musing for another time.


A couple of years ago (while still searching for my Purpose), I finally received the message from Spirit that "Purpose is in the living." It was an idea that definitely caused me to stop and take notice. Something to ponder heavily upon.

Purpose is in the living?

You mean I don't have to accomplish anything??

I'd been so busy trying to discover what it is that I'm supposed to do. It never even occurred to me that life itself, the actual act of living was my "great Purpose". The situations, the actions, the people. Within those, the Purpose lay.

Even then, though, I believe I was missing the point. Because, of course, Spirit - at least in my experience - wouldn't give me all the pieces to the puzzle at the same time. That would kill the thrill of discovery, right?

Which brings me to this week...

By following a series of "breadcrumbs"*, I believe I came to better understand this whole notion of "Purpose". At least as it relates to me at this point in time and on this leg of my own Journey.

Life isn't meant to be struggled through. The Universe doesn't exist for the purpose of our suffering.

Granted, each of our spirits has a reason, or even multiple reasons for being here and at this point in time. Mine? I've finally realized that I'm here to enjoy life, to discover and live in my own strength and personal power.

I'm here to Be-come all and anything I desire, all that I can imagine myself to BE.

Becoming is my Purpose, and it IS in the living of this life I have been gifted.

Where do I go from here after discovering this tidbit of knowledge? Anywhere I desire! The sky isn't even my limit, and my oyster is oh-so-much bigger than this world.

Where I'll end up is anyone's guess!

* How I lovingly refer to those "signs" that Spirit/God/Goddess/the Universe gifts us with to show us the way to our next great adventure or epiphany.

the badder the better

Oct. 19th, 2017 04:33 pm
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Finished Breaking Bad. No spoilers so far, just the message(s) I got from the story:

* The main cause of all unhappiness, unnecessary suffering and stress is moral principles. Or more precisely, the lack of personal integrity. If you're a villain and believe in what you're doing, you can lead a happy and fulfilling life. Same if you're a good guy who never succumbs to temptations. But whenever your conscience acts up and you start having qualms about your actions, it's self-sabotage, and an invitation for a disaster.

* Family is a burden and a vulnerability. Supportive, completely trustworthy families are rare (and only found in criminal circles). Otherwise, family (and romantic relationships in general) will drag you down.

* The most important thing in your life is to find something you can be good at - preferably, the best - and go for it.

* Be honest with yourself.

* Who cares for Daredevil and other pathetic slaves of law and order? Better call Saul!
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The Dreadful Orange Sky.

That's the same Millennium Dome in which a yearlong invocation of the Nephilim was held. 

Remember this "gaffe" that surfaced the weekend before Las Vegas? Where Boris Johnson recited verse from Kipling's "The Road to Mandalay?"

That shrine is guarded by giant twinned leogryphs, or winged lions...

Just the Luxor griffins guarding the "road" to Mandalay Bay. Regulus - the lionhearted- is a binary, or twin, star.

The Johnson story went out the last days of September but actually happened in January.  

Speaking of Orange and Red:
SYNC LOG UPDATE: So I get in my car to go to the store. I start it up and "Orange Appled" by the Cocteau Twins is playing on WFMU. I can't even remember the last time I heard them on the radio. That song was released on September 1, 1986.  
Or 9/1, if you prefer. 
I walk into the store and the first thing I see is a newspaper standalone display with this on the front page. Orange Appled-West Orange. Scott Kelly's twin is married to Gabby Giffords, who was shot with a Glock 19.  
At a Safeway on Oracle Road in Tucson. AKA Route 77.

The Twin on Las Vegas. 

Gabby Giffords was shot at 7110 Oracle Road, specifically. September means "seventh month."

ChromeDOME Paddock, resident of Tucson. Pronounced "Two-Sawn."

Orange- Orange. Appled- Red. 

"Orange Appled's" original title was "Sky to Speak."

Released 9/1.

Krypton is the Greek equivalent of the Latin Occult.

In the End Times, you will see signs in the Heavens. Or Las Vegas.

Twin storms.

Or as I like to call it, "Planet the Nine."*

Mars has TWIN Moons.

Twenty-seven years before this story ran the first single off you-know-what album was released.

Released by you know who, who are from the Falkirk Council Area in Scotland.

Incidentally, "Orange Appled" was recorded during the same sessions as "Crushed," which was their sole 1987 release. "Crushed's" video looks quite uncannily like the skies over the UK this week.

New dome to be built in Heaven. Wait: actually in Las Vegas.

Next to Mandalay Bay. 

Is that Dome chrome?

Sensing a pattern here?

Or is that the curve of the Dome? 

UPDATE: Is North Korea's giant pyramid showing signs of reconstruction? 

Of course it is. It's 2017.

UPDATE: Twin dogs star on front page of today's Las Vegas Sun.

POSTCRIPT: 24 years ago today The Cocteau Twins released Four Calendar Cafe, the album they were touring when Elizabeth Fraser and Jeff Buckley began their relationship. It's also the album Fraser sang openly about her childhood history of traumatic sexual abuse. The album and tour were bookended by psychiatric hospitalizations.

"Ophelia" sounds like the title of an outtake from Treasure.

* NASA announced "The New Nine", the second round of astronauts (including Neil Armstrong) on 9/17/62, exactly 28 years before the release of Heaven or Las Vegas.

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