Thursday, May 30, 2013

Unwilling Disbelief


Today’s blog is both dedicated and offered as an apology to Solara, whose post on Shapeshifter Seductions sparked these musings. Brief recap: she wrote the opening scene of an SF-flavored romance, set on another planet. I grew up reading SF, so I was good with that. What threw me off was what I perceived as a misuse of the term “light year.” A light year is a measure of distance, not time. Same for a parsec. Everybody catch that gaffe in Star Wars? George Lucas, shame on you.

Let’s consider this for a moment. Here’s a story set on an alien planet, one that just happens to have an atmosphere, gravity and, I would assume, foodstuffs capable of supporting human life. And I was willing to accept all that. After all, given the billions and billions (hi, Mr. Sagan!) of stars in our galaxy alone, not to mention the universe, there’s got to be a few with orbiting planets, and at least one planet out there where human colonists could set up shop. So yeah, I’ll swallow the basic premise. Just don’t fiddle with the light years.

I myself have written stories set on alien worlds, and others starring vampires and all sorts of werebeasts. Nobody’s ever yelled at me for it, at least not to my face. Of course none of those beasties exist in real life, but nobody seems to mind. Put a poodle in your story, however, and have that poodle shed on the sofa, and you will get letters. Trust me.

What’s this all about? It’s called the willing suspension of disbelief. It’s the human tendency to willingly turn off our brains and accept what the storyteller’s feeding us, for the sake of entertainment. You can see this phenomenon in full force at any big-budget action movie in any theater over the summer. Plot holes, lapses in logic, inconsistent characterization, we’ll swallow it all, because to do otherwise would wreck our enjoyment, and we paid good bucks for this.

What we won’t swallow is flat-out inaccuracy. It throws us right out of the story, and that really pisses us off.

Let’s take a trip in the Wayback Machine, to the early days of the 20th century. It’s 1933, and paying customers are running in a panic out of the local movie theater because King Kong just snapped his chains and is running amuck. They believed in the big monkey. Why? Because they could see him on screen, right in front of them, and because he behaved like a monkey, just, well, bigger. Nobody had ever seen a 50-foot gorilla. However, they had seen monkeys at the zoo. People know what monkeys act like. If Kong had acted contrary to what people knew, they would have been laughing and booing, not screaming.

Speaking of apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs was constantly playing fast and loose with science during his prolific career. He set stories on Mars and Venus and created an entire world, Pellucidar, at the earth’s core. The species of apes that raised Tarzan never existed in nature. (Disney fixed this in their version by making them gorillas. But then, Disney set their movie in a magical Africa that had no humans whatsoever until the white folks showed up. At least Burroughs acknowledged the existence of indigenous peoples in his Africa, inaccurate though it was.)

Burroughs was able to get away with this because at the time knowledge of Africa was sketchy at best, and hard facts about the planets even more so. Besides, readers wanted to believe there were giant monsters and half-naked women running around on Mars and Venus and at the center of the earth. But even Eddie ran afoul of known fact. In his writer’s zeal he put tigers in Africa. Tigers don’t and have never lived in Africa. Somebody, I’m betting lots of somebodies, quickly pointed this out to him. And that’s why Tarzan battles Sabor the Lioness and not Sabor the Tiger in the paperback editions.

Strides in knowledge put the kibosh on a lot of science fiction. By the time Ray Bradbury wrote The Martian Chronicles in the 1950s, we all knew it was fantasy and read it as such. Swashbucklers set on Venus or Jupiter were pretty much kaput. By then we knew they couldn’t support human life, or any life at all. Stories set on Mars or the Moon stayed true to current scientific knowledge. The adventure stories moved out of our now-boring solar system and over to distant, made-up worlds where you could still get away with breathable atmospheres and fighting giant bugs with swords. People still read them, too.

The point is, we the readers will put up with the most fantastical shit you can imagine in a story, as long as it doesn’t violate what we already know. I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s true. You can have Conan the Barbarian lopping the heads off hundred-foot monster snakes, but don’t describe him as wielding a 50-pound broadsword. Even Conan’s not that strong. His arm would fall off. You can have a werewolf in your story, but if he complains about his pet poodle shedding all over the rug, you’ve just lost your readers. Poodles are one of those breeds that don’t shed; that’s why they have to get clipped on a regular basis. Every poodle owner who reads your book will point this out to you. They probably won’t buy your other books, either.

And above all, don’t use “light year” as a measure of time, because it makes people like me write blogs. On the other hand, it gave me a topic this week, so I suppose I should say thanks.

In other words, write your fantasy story, but make sure it sounds real. Yeah, I know. Writing is a strange profession.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Angelic Forecast from Volcano ~ May 27, 2013


Weekly Angelic Forecast from Volcano 

Straight from the Carnal Cherub himself...

Angelic Forecast ~ #247


Now comes the epic age of denial by the dark-side cronies. Think a super-charged Sgt. Schulz from the TV sitcom, "Hogan's Heroes" ~ I know nothing. I see nothing. I did not even get up this morning...

Meanwhile, the ENLIGHTENED ONES arrive from every dimension, every world to assist with the inevitable rise of humanity. Given the parasitic-tick entrenchment of the evil ones, this will be a rough-tough spiritual battle.

On the land changes front, this week will likely see more superstorm-weather disasters across the planet. Super Volcanoes emerge on land and especially beneath the ocean, altering the temperature.

Earthquakes will begin shaking the land like a ragdoll. The SINKHOLE phenomena continues as Mother Earth rearranges her mantle, and expands in size.

As well, asteroids and fireballs will strike with more frequency. There *could* be a catastrophic hit in the Atlantic Ocean. However there are Good Forces working to halt this monster-tsunami event from happening.

Of course, it remains wise to PREPARE for any and every emergency.

On the magickal, mystical front, now the dark-side, serpent magicians take the bull by the horns. With the 'Mages of Ages Lost 'and the Aquarian Age light exposing them -- and their anti-human horrors -- their plan is to keep revealing themselves.

Simultaneously these beast magicians will seek satanic-cult converts, and increase their terror tactics against the Good among us who battle them. However, there is a master spiritual plan that has been kept hidden.

This plan, this trap is about to spring. During the Summer months, look for the unexpected fall from grace of the 'bankster gangsters', those who usually remain behind the scenes. However, this will likely include someone who runs the too-big-to-fail corporations and their banks.

Also, look for the rise of natural leaders who will become champions for the people.

On the personal front, this is a week to take in the big picture. Play detective as you go about your daily business. That is, study your surroundings, the people around you -- what they are up to, how they're feeling. This will be invaluable in making some of your future decisions. There are rapid societal changes ahead.

Once again, this is a perfect week to express love toward those most important to you, to those you embrace with your heart. From this loving expression springs a new way of living with each other that will be in harmony with the Aquarian Age energies.

Emotionally, this could be another tough week for many of us. Give tenderness and care where you are able. Or, accept it if you are in need.

On the paranormal front, the main story continues to be UFO sightings and contact experiences. This will only continue to escalate as the year 2013 progresses.  Here's merely one article snippet ~

Headline: ANOTHER long-duration UFO observation
A Pennsylvania couple reported to MUFON that they observed a diamond shaped UFO for about an hour at about 12:30 AM on May 20. "I got a pair of binoculars to get a better look," the reporting witness told MUFON . "I could see a dark outline of the object and it appeared to be a diamond shape with multiple colored lights in a cross-like pattern." ~unknowncountry.com/out-there/latest~

Also, keep this *possible* future in your awareness. From the prior forecast: "On the dark side, Project Blue Beam is being brought forth by the 'new world order crowd' at an accelerated pace. This, in preparation to frighten humanity into compliance, and obedience. From a previous forecast: "The message: the alien gods are here. Bow down, people of Earth."

Of great importance now, the real truth about the afterlife emerges. Here's one enlightening look at what happens when we pass over.
  
Why We Fear Death, and Why We Shouldn't
Real knowledge of the what actually happens after death is so powerful that it can trigger profound changes in body, mind and spirit. And yet it is kept from us. Julia Assante says we can explore the true focus of consciousness NOW, and empower ourselves to meet death in a much stronger way. ~unknowncountry.com/dreamland/latest~

On the economic front, a disaster week ahead on many financial fronts. There are too many to list.

The Gold Wars take a fanatical, furious turn as more nations, and big players, realize they have been bamboozled. They will never get their gold returned, or their paper deals honored. The gold bullion doesn't exist, or has been hoarded away by the Super Robber Barons.

Look for the stock market to bounce like a rubber ball over the next month's time. This is mostly by nefarious design. All to vampire-suck the rest of the wealth out of world economy.

Continue to keep your eagle eye on any bank account you have. Within the next three weeks, likely there will be a massive shakeup in the banking system.

Know too, retirement accounts are being raided on the QT, but are scheduled to be raided outright. Although, a hack attack may be used as a cyber cover to keep the people fooled, and under control.

On the truth front, there will continue to be bombshell after IRS bombshell. As well as excuse after excuse, and justification after justification offered for the heinous, life-destroying crimes committed.

From this point forward, many Americans will refuse to pay taxes. Many will now turn their backs on the establishment -- never to return, despite any legislated enticement or punishment.

On the war front, very sadly, another bloodletting week of horror ahead, especially in the Middle East. However, the war/conflicts are spreading with Africa being targeted by the dark-side powers that be.

Now, Russia steps in as the biggest player. There will be a gamechanging confrontation likely the end of this week, or the beginning of next week.

Hidden from view is the real war front, America. The dark-side elite cabal are determined to crush the will of the American people beneath their jackboot authority.

On the tyranny-at-work front, the establishment's enforcement agencies will begin assassinating their own in record numbers. This is for two reasons. First, to eliminate those who battle to take back America. And second, to silence whistleblowers.

On the AWAKENING front, this week is about reconciling the 'New Age of Awareness' with the cold harsh reality that most of us face daily. Or, unfolding spiritual truths must become the rubber that meets the road of rising tyranny.

Again, more golden good-good vibrations pour down on all of us, and saturate Mother Earth. This will elevate hearts and minds, moving humanity toward a renaissance paradise instead of another soul-stealing dark ages.

On the communication front, a big week for personal communications. Misunderstandings could become a huge problem. Make very attempt to resolve any misunderstanding quickly.

Now it begins in earnest. That is, ways to outsmart the so-labeled 'smart' technologies. Of course, this also means ways to curtail electronic snooping will be invented, creating a huge black market in the near future.

On the home front, likely there will be riots during the summer months as the economy nosedives farther, and goes into a death roll. However, there are beneficent forces at work that will stave off a final collapse, and keep the financial system swimming above water.

Out of this, the dark-side's plan to institute martial law will be slowed, and the people will rise ever faster toward the bright light of freedom.

On the food front, HEADLINE ~ "Exclusive: Facebook censors pictures of children rallying against GMOs during global March Against Monsanto"

HEADLINE ~ USDA Forces Whole Foods To Accept Monsanto! ~beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/04/usda-forces-whole-foods-to-accept-monsanto-2620812.html~

At this point in time, the most devious psych-warfare methods will be used against the American people to force them into eating/accepting GM/GMO Frankenfoods. This will ultimately fail, and results in saving seeds like never before.

On the energy front, the sun's snaking energy has been lashing the Earth's atmosphere. Superstorms are being generated, and the atmosphere is being regenerated with this new infusion of solar power.

This week marks a significant turning point in what has been called 'free energy'. Eventually, many types of these devices will be available via the underground market.

On the really bad news front, Chinese style censorship rears its ugly head with the arrest of a Boston 18 year old for his 'anti-white house' song lyrics, posted on Facebook.

Censorship will now become a pounding oppressive fist, and an excuse to imprison Americans, then throw away the key.

Now, the 'new world order' criminals orchestrate *divide and conquer strategies* that pit the police and military against the people. While these 'evil acts' will prove to be somewhat successful, at first, the BLOWBACK the dark-siders bring onto themselves will be profoundly epic.

On the good news front, the more an austere and dystopian future is forced upon the people by the current psychopathic leadership, the fiercer the resistance becomes. Also, as has been stated before, this Machiavellian strategy will only backfire against this soul-corrupt elite.

On the global mafia cabal front, dangerous waters ahead as the split between the two main factions widens. This will mean even greater chaos in the Middle East war theater.

As well, the upcoming Bilderberg meeting will be far more divisive than in the past. Watch for the fireworks.

On the heroine front, Karen Hudes ~ "former World Bank attorney and whistleblower Karen Hudes talked about how she uncovered corruption in the World Bank. According to Hudes, forces within this international institution have placed the entire world at risk of currency wars and a permanent backwardation in gold by cooking the books and lying about it." ~coasttocoastam.com/show/2013/05/25~

On the hero front, Terrence Ingram, beekeeper for 58 years, he was researching the effects of Roundup on bees. That is until...

HEADLINE: "Illinois illegally seizes Bees Resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup; Kills remaining Queens The Illinois Ag Dept.  illegally seized privately owned bees from renowned naturalist, Terrence Ingram, without providing him with a search warrant and before the court hearing on the matter, reports Prairie Advocate News." ~pakalertpress.com/2013/05/26/illinois-illegally-seizes-bees-resistant-to-monsantos-roundup-kills-remaining-queens~

On the freedom front, many of the people continue to rise magnificently, gripped by a fury unequaled in modern times. With scandal after scandal coming out of D.C., new people join the infowar for liberty.

On society's other side, the Great Divide between the people shows up large. This coming week the lemming-insane and zombie-stupid actions of many in the population will be more apparent than ever.

Trendwise, everything time travel, time travelers -- and the man who called himself a time traveler, John Titor -- rises in the public awareness, and becomes a major trend.

Getting out of the system, forming your own community, and going underground to trade and barter, becomes a strong movement at this point in history.

Heart, the Goddess energy ~ the ability to give and receive love expands. As well, many begin to know themselves and others in a whole new and loving way.

This week is a perfect time to wander around a flower garden, or walk among the wildflowers. Let yourself daydream. Know the arms of Mother Nature wait to embrace you.


Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona
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MORE...Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~ sirenbookstrand.blogspot.com ~
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Savanna

Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance ~

Thursday, May 23, 2013

And the Beat Goes On


The month of May is wrapping up, and so are most TV series that started in the fall. Some of them ended on cliffhangers. Some of them won’t be back. Sorry, people. Shows get cancelled. That’s how TV works.

Luckily for us fans of SF TV, cancellation (like death on some of these shows) doesn’t necessarily mean the end. Some series find new life in the medium of comic books.

I’m not talking about the tie-in series that appear at your local comic book shop while the show is still on the air. I’m talking about actual continuations of the show’s themes, characters and storylines, picking up where the cancelled show left off. The stories are considered canon; this is how the story would have continued if it hadn’t ended on TV.

I don’t know what the first “continuation comic” was, but the first one I became aware of was Buffy the Vampire Slayer. There had been Buffy comics since the series went off the air, but this one was touted as different. This would be “Buffy Season 8,” an authorized continuation of the show, under the supervision of Buffy creator Joss Whedon. Mr. Whedon even wrote the first story arc himself.

That’s another difference between these books and your usual tie-in comic: participation by people involved in the show, from the creator to writers and sometimes the actors (Amber Benson has written Buffy comics). Joss Whedon’s title on the Buffy book is “executive producer.”

The result is we, the fans, don’t have to say good-bye to our favorite show. We get what would have been additional seasons, without the hassle of budgetary restraints, backstage politics, interfering executives and stars getting older. Buffy Season 8 got pretty cosmic, with SFX that would have blown a TV show’s budget. But this was a comic book. When it comes to SFX, you can do anything on paper.

Another great thing about comic book versions is that different rights are involved. When DC started publishing Smallville Season 11, they were finally able to bring Batman to Metropolis, something they couldn’t do on the show because the film rights to the Dark Knight were tied up elsewhere. So what if he didn’t look like Christian Bale? This was a different version of the character, just like the Clark in this comic is a different take on Superman. One that has enough fans to justify a comic book continuation, obviously.

Why this mini-rise in prolonging the life of cancelled TV shows? For money, obviously. These companies are in business to make a buck. These books are a marketing strategy. DC is owned by Time-Warner, which produced Smallville. Over at Marvel, they’ll be publishing a Once Upon A Time graphic novel later this year (both Marvel and OUAT are owned/produced by Disney).

But it isn’t all about the money. Dark Horse, which publishes Buffy, doesn’t own a piece of the property. I’m not sure whose idea it was to stop simply putting out generic Buffy books and actually continue the TV show in comic book form. It might have been Joss Whedon. I’m sure he’s as fond of his “offspring” as any other writer, and isn’t finished telling stories about them. I’m fond of his “offspring” too, and so are a lot of other people, so everybody benefits. The ride doesn’t have to end just because the show went off the air. We can coast along for another couple of seasons, and get the stories the creators would have brought us if the idiot network brass hadn’t axed our favorite show.

I’m not sure how many “continuations” are out there right now. Buffy Season 9, and its spinoff series Angel and Faith, are currently wrapping up, with Season 10 in the works. Along with Smallville, DC’s also publishing a comic book version of Arrow. Arrow is more a concurrent tie-in series, with stories supposedly taking place between episodes. Same for the Grimm comic, also produced with input from its series creators. The current arc is exploring a subplot left dangling from last season.

It’s a new method of expanded multimedia storytelling, extending the life of our faves. I don’t mind a little extra Buffy. It’s kind of like bonus episodes. Best of all, there are no commercials. Almost makes me hope other shows I watch would get cancelled so I can enjoy further stories about my favorites without commercial interruption. Even though I’m sure Hell’s Kitchen—the Comic Book just wouldn’t be the same …

Monday, May 20, 2013

Angelic Forecast from Volcano ~ May 20, 2013

Weekly Angelic Forecast from Volcano 

Straight from the Carnal Cherub himself...

Angelic Forecast ~ #246 


This week the Aquarian Age AWAKENING goes super nova, becoming an unstoppable force, a golden-light tsunami across the globe. This means the people of the world link hearts and minds in a whole new way, and for the benefit of All.

For now, critical mass has been achieved.

However, in Hitlaresque opposition the 'new world order crowd' unleashes their serpents of deception. These look-good, talk-good minions will take the world stage as leaders, as men and women of great spirituality. They have been trained in the art of mass hypnosis, in the art of 'bringing home the sheeple'.

On the magickal, mystical front, for the cause of liberating humankind, the 'Mages of Ages Lost' swing their white-light swords, slicing through the thick reptilian neck of those known as the Ancient Deceivers.

Also, magick, that power which is truly natural to us all, will surface in the human race, a gradual process for some, a rapid expansion for others.

It is time for this wellspring of knowledge to come forth. Wisdom means learning about these magickal abilities living within you. Thus, to use your powers for GOOD.

On the personal front, another hunker-bunker down week for most of us. However, whatever time you can spend outside with Nature will soothe your soul, and enliven your spirit.

As the cosmic shift in consciousness expands, this will begin to encompass your everyday life. Part of this transition for many of us will be a renewed relationship with Nature. Go with the Springtime flow.

Another key aspect of this week will be self-sufficiency. Opportunities will arise, and any move you can make in this direction will prove invaluable in the near future.

On the paranormal front, another wacky, here-they-come week. Was a Big Foot really shot by a Turkey Hunter in Pennsylvania, as was reported? And, if true, will it be covered up as usual?

This week, and into the summer months, UFOS begin their own 'disclosure project' for the sake of humankind.  Recent HEADLINE: *Richard French, Ex-Air Force Lt. Colonel, 'It Was A UFO And . . . There Were Aliens Aboard It'*

As well, this week or next, there will be an amazing paranormal event that CANNOT be covered up. For, the Goddess's heart energy will not be denied.

On the economic front, to keep what belongs to you, remain ever-vigilant. Remember, the banks are not your friends.

Now, as never before the public will wake up to this all-important truth, known by the framers of the constitution: The Power to Tax Is the Power to Destroy.

Also, this week into next week, look for the financial world to be rocked down to its very foundations by the dark-side corruption running rampant. At first, the news-headline revelations around this, will seem to be somewhat insignificant. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Once the entire situation is EXPOSED, wall street, the bankster gangsters, will be shaking in their proverbial boots. For, THE UNCLOAKING IS HERE.

Day by day, time is on the side of the people. The establishment snakes, the controllers behind the curtain, will be uncloaked, their viper-tyrannical natures revealed. It cannot be otherwise.

On the truth front, the great big doings continue, following in the wake of last week's revelations. From the prior week's forecast: "...TRUTH expands on a grand scale, and umbrellas the entire world in a whole new way. TRUTH -- what has been kept hidden by the dark-side elite -- now infuses these times, a blazing bright light. One that can never be dimmed."

On the war front, midpoint this week, the authoritarian nightmare begins for many of us, as the dark-side controllers use deception and false flags to whip up a war fever among the population. They have become rabid, and are 'foaming at the mouth' for the horrors of war. For, their god of darkness must be appeased by massive blood sacrifice.

However, the Light Force will counter these Machiavellian events with TRUTH. That is, the Grand Exposure of who and what these globalists are, continues in the public eye. Eventually, there will be nowhere to hide, except in their grandiose underground cities.

Sadly, it must be noted that a great and terrible destruction *could* be brought about by the decisions of these  psychopaths, those soulless ones who control the Middle East war theater.

On the tyranny-at-work front, now, officially, you no longer own your own genetics.

HEADLINE SNIPPET: "US government claims 100% ownership over all your DNA and reproductive rights; genetic slavery is already here ~ By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor ~ May 19 - The United States government claims 100% ownership over all your DNA and reproductive rights. This astonishing revelation has emerged from the fact that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office claims the power to assign ownership of your DNA to private companies and universities..."

On the AWAKENING front, soar toward the Divine in you. Soar toward the open arms of the Goddess. She will embrace you with her magnificent, always-loving heart.

On the communication front, every word you utter, every cyber message you send, now becomes fair game as the software titans begin their carefully planned takeover of the world.

HEADLINE: Google's Plan To Take Over The World ~ Steve Kovach, Business Insider, May 19, 2013 ~ Quote: "Google isn’t just the backbone of the Internet anymore. It’s rapidly becoming the backbone of your entire life, all thanks to data you’re voluntarily giving up to a private company based on your Web searches, photos, Gmail messages, and more."

On the home front, the factional battle between a military consortium and backers of the administration goes public with this headline announcement:  ***Military Says No Presidential Authorization Needed To Quell “Civil Disturbances” DoD “instruction” seeks to abolish Posse Comitatus, grease skids for military coup...***

Meanwhile, the info revolution deepens and strengthens across the country, and goes worldwide. For, many now realize freedom is the sweet nectar nourishing the human soul, and creating true prosperity.

On the food front, there will be major information leaks about how BIG CORP AGRA is limiting and ruining the food supply. This will turn many more of us toward growing our own gardens.

Plus, the flight onto the land grows by leaps and bounds. And seed saving becomes vital, evolving into an economy unto itself.

On the land changes front, look for more Super Tornadoes and Super Sinkholes across the planet. California will have more firestorms, and the rolling earthquakes begin.

On the East Coast be prepared for emergency situations. The coastlines are not safe, and there 'could be' a tsunami. This is still an 'unformed' future, but remains a possibility. At the first sign, pack up and leave.

There will be major weather problems in Florida during the summer months. And flooding is likely to plague areas of the Midwest.

On the energy front, the time is now critical. For, the hourglass is running low. Message to all energy-device inventors and makers, your future depends on getting your devices, and/or your plans out to the people.

If you attempt to go the patent-corp route, your enterprise-ventures will fail.  If you choose to sell out, or are paid the big bucks for your invention, that money will mean very little in the near future. Think Tesla, and what happened him, to his inventions, to his plans. Nothing has changed.

On the really bad news front, Theme for the coming times: Persecution, Your Tax Dollars At Work.

As has been demonstrated this past week, the more the IRS establishment beast is fed, the more the people will be devoured. Beware of any solution offered by the bankster gangster, financial system.

On the good news front, the Brave Ones, the Good-Side Renegades continue to rise. Now, they inspire the people to rise against the oppressive, 'hidden snakes in the grass' who would diabolically rule the destiny of humanity.

On the global mafia cabal front, HEADLINE: "Everything Is Rigged, Continued: European Commission Raids Oil Companies in Price-Fixing Probe"

As the fast and furious infighting between the dark-side factions increases, this type of raid will become the norm for the next several years. Wisdom dictates leaving these big-cartel operations, and forging ahead with enterprises that truly serve the people.

On the heroine front, Dr. Evelyn Paglini, a real witch for real times.

Blurb: "Natural Magic & Predictions ...natural magic practitioner Dr. Evelyn Paglini offered predictions, insights on the state of the world and tools for coping with the wild days ahead."  ~coasttocoastam.com/show/2013/05/03~

On the hero front, Adam Kokesh, activist.

News Snippet: by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Sunday, May 19, 2013 ~ "(NaturalNews) Freedom activist Adam Kokesh of Adam vs. the Man was violently dragged from a "Smoke Down Prohibition" protest in Philadelphia just a few hours ago. According to his Facebook page, Adam is being charged with "resisting arrest" but is refusing to be booked for the charge which is obviously false."

On the freedom front, "The Republic is Gonna Rise Again" ~ this new song title says it all. The Freedom Renegades among us are engaged and engaging the redcoat enemies of America. For, we are gonna rise again.

Trendwise, Revolution is in the air. The late sixties meets 1776. Mass consciousness meets in-your-face activism. And, the people learn how to say NO.

As well, this is one super-trend on the near horizon ~ Headline Video: "CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE GOING MAINSTREAM The People are getting angry at every level. VIDEO: Entire Audience at NJ Gun Hearing Disobeys Senators Orders, Recites Pledge"

Another trend question the people will be asking: Hey, Gov, what do you have to hide?

This week enjoy the sunshine often. Let the sun's warmth embrace you. Let the sun's blast of light embrace your soul. Then smile.


Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona
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MORE...Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~ sirenbookstrand.blogspot.com ~
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Savanna

Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance ~

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Good Help is Hard to Find


Maybe it’s because I grew up in the pre-tech era, but I still prefer to pay my bills the old-fashioned way: write a check, stick a stamp on the envelope and drop the whole thing in the mail. I don’t go for electronic payments and bank transfers, unless it’s a publisher transferring royalties into my account. That kind of electronic banking I’m all in favor of. Otherwise, the credit card companies and the utilities can wait until my check gets there, and they can walk their fat-cat butts down to the bank and cash it. Serves ‘em right, the overcharging bastards.

I understand there are programs that will allow these companies to automatically deduct your payments directly from your account. You don’t even have to send a check; on the first of the month, their sticky fingers dive right into your funds and withdraw any monies owed, and all you have to do is give permission. Frell that. I’m willing to pay for checks and stamps if it means I can continue to limit who has access for my money.

No, I’m not being paranoid. They may be faceless corporations—The Credit Card Company, the Electric Company, the Phone Company—but behind the faceless fa├žade are real people doing the actual work, usually for low pay. They’re sitting there with their own bills staring them in one eye and your bank account’s access info staring them in the other. This is how a lot of caper movies start.

Think I’m kidding? Here to fill up my weekly blog requirement is my own personal tale of credit card fraud and identity theft, and it all began with Stephen King.

It was November 2009, right about the time the economy went Titanic and big banks were going belly-up. I was in the K-Mart and spotted Stevie’s latest release. Since I didn’t have sufficient cash on me, I ponied up the MasterCard and went home with reading material. Come mid-December the bill arrived. I wrote the check, dropped it in the mail, and went about my business.

Until I got a phone call from MasterCard’s fraud division. Somebody had gotten hold of my credit card number and was buying stuff online. One store had asked for the PIN number and not gotten it, which is why I was contacted. Of course, it wasn’t me. We immediately cancelled my card and I was issued a new one with a new number. All charges made following my K-Mart book binge were wiped clean and everything got straightened out. Except for the biggie: how had the thief gotten my number?

It wasn’t from the physical card. That was still in my wallet. It wasn’t from digging through my trash; I toss all my bills and receipts in a drawer and clean it out maybe once a year. I hadn’t cleaned it for a couple of months at that point. If the folks at K-Mart had swiped it, why had they waited so long? Most thieves go to work immediately. No one else had access to my card and nobody else had the number, except for MasterCard itself. In those days we were required to write our full account number on our payment checks (that policy has since been changed).

Over the next couple of weeks I did a little detective work. My card is owned by Citicorp/Citibank. It wasn’t originally. I got it back in the ‘80s from a bank that doesn’t exist any more. Every couple of years, due to buyouts and mergers, I get a letter informing me of my account’s new owner and a new address to send payments to. Right now I’m paying Citicorp. Next year it could be someone else. Citicorp is one of those outfits that hit a bad patch when the economy imploded in 2009.

I checked my bank statement. My check was received at Citicorp on December 22. On December 26 I got the call. I did some digging on the Citicorp website. According to a November press release, the beleaguered bank had ordered up a round of layoffs. Usually when a big company decides to cut back, they chop off the bottom rungs of the ladder. You know: the scutworkers stuck with the paperwork. The pieces had now fallen into place.

Here’s what I think happened: Due to economic screwups, Citicorp found itself forced to cut loose masses of its drones. Meanwhile, I discovered Stephen King’s new book at the K-Mart and used my credit card. I paid the bill and wrote my card number on the check, as required. The check arrived at the office, where some innocent little cog in the Billing machine had just gotten pink-slipped right before Christmas. In retaliation, she spent her last day of work writing down the numbers on every check that crossed her desk, for a massive post-Christmas spending spree. One of those checks was mine.

So it’s all Stephen King’s fault. If he hadn’t had a new release the month before, I wouldn’t have felt compelled to buy it, and none of this would have happened.

I can’t prove any of this, but it seems logical. I also find it logical to restrict the number of strangers who have access to my money. This is why I didn’t sign up with PayPal until forced to when I sold a book to a Canadian publisher. Every bank you deal with, every outfit you buy from or sell to, has someone on the payroll who may soon be off the payroll, has your routing number in hand, and sees your balance just sitting there.

I haven’t even covered the damage hackers can do. It’s enough to make you want to burn your computer.

Sadly, the progression is leading toward all-electronic. I still use checks and cash, and will until forced to do otherwise. Now to work on making my signature indecipherable. Let’s see ‘em try to steal that!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Angelic Forecast from Volcano ~ May 13, 2013

Weekly Angelic Forecast from Volcano 

Straight from the Carnal Cherub himself...

Angelic Forecast ~ #245


The Goddess Arrives, dancing and spinning among the economic turmoil and war-chaos of our current world. She brings her sacred heart for the sake of humanity, to heal Mother Earth.

The Goddess Arrives once again, her heart shining with love, her spirit offering the gift of soul healing. She asks that you accept her love, her nurturing hand upon you -- that you receive her healing energies.

The Goddess Arrives as warrioress, radiant battle sword in hand. She is ready to strike down her enemies. She is prepared to help humanity rise toward their destiny, living and flying among the stars.

On the magickal, mystical front, the upcoming week will be HUGE for exposing evil. THOSE who practice the black arts against humankind will writhe like a ball of serpents beneath the Divine's radiant, all-seeing spotlight.

With swords of mystical light, the 'Mages of Ages Lost' continue to part the dark clouds of the Grand Deception that began before the time of ancient Egypt. More revelations about Atlantis arise, and the memories of those who once lived in that antediluvian empire, now surface. The Knowing begins.

On the personal front, hang on with both hands this week, and next. Whatever diabolical and/or devastating event plays out on the world stage, keep your primary focus on your life, on your home.

Embrace those who matter most to you with your heart, and go forward. This is a mountain that must be climbed at this point in history. However, it is a life mountain meant to be climbed with your loved ones -- and climbed together with those who are of like mind.

This week, new opportunities for prosperity will pop up. However, take your time evaluating whatever comes your way, then decide what actions you will initiate. 

On the paranormal front, 'bizarro squared'... this is what will occur during the summer months, especially the continued discovery of strange beasts, dead and alive.

Now, so much of the *supernatural* world will be showing itself off, and all of its various faces, that it will be difficult for many in the population to comprehend the full evolving picture.

During this transition time, remain open to the emergence of what has always been, but unseen by a lot of us. However, it is wise to be wary, to be discriminating, and to move slowly in your understanding. Ask for Divine assistance when you feel uncertain.

In the meantime, UFOs continue their super rise as part of reality on Earth. At this time, many of the Beneficents will crowd the skies at key centers on the planet where they are welcomed.

On the dark side, Project Blue Beam is being brought forth by the 'new world order crowd' at an accelerated pace. This, in preparation to frighten humanity into compliance, and obedience. From a previous forecast: "The message: the alien gods are here. Bow down, people of Earth."

On the economic front, behind the scenes, a week of all hell and chaos and scrambling by the bankster gangsters as they attempt to right their sinking ship, and stay the course toward openly ruling the world as technocrats. Unexpected infighting has taken its toll.

As well, the people are not selling off their gold despite the fall in price. This means contractual obligations cannot be fulfilled, and the Gold Wars deepen with repercussions that could rock the entire financial world. This means the major players could be caught with their pants down.

Once again, keep an eagle eye on your bank accounts, if you have them. At the first sign of trouble, get everything out you can to use for the necessities of life. 


On the truth front, this week TRUTH expands on a grand scale, and umbrellas the entire world in a whole new way. TRUTH -- what has been kept hidden by the dark-side elite -- now infuses these times, a blazing bright light. One that can never be dimmed.

On the war front, from the prior forecast: "At this time, the purge of the military continues with firings, resignations, and assassinations. This will heighten the factional conflict already taking place, and hidden from the public at large. However, news of these battles leaks out, especially on the alternative news sites of 'we the people' journalists-reporters."

At this point, many of the battle lines are being drawn between 'those' who defend freedom and 'those' who defend tyranny. Open Civil War moves ever closer, creeping like an ice tsunami.

Meanwhile, the Middle East will be a hotbed of war horror that will hasten the GREAT UNRAVELING of society. As the global cabal of super robber barons continue to force wars, and open up ever more war fronts, many more of the people will rebel.

On the tyranny-at-work front, in the near future, there will be huge movements of troops to key areas of the country. Some of these movements will be reported by the presstitute media as a means to intimidate the people. This strategy is in anticipation of bringing about what has been called 'hard martial law'.

On the AWAKENING front, once again this week, the REAL truth about humanity's past, and about the true history/herstory of EARTH blasts into  human consciousness, then erupts like a giant geyser. This cannot be stopped, or altered despite the dark-side elite's countermoves.

For, Mother Earth, and many of the old souls now populating Earth, want these truths, this ancient knowledge to be known for the sake of humanity as a whole. The future depends on it.

One example of the real past ~ YOUTUBE: 8 US Soldiers Disappear removing 5000 yr old Flying Machine from Afghanistan 

On the communication front, this is the Year of the Whistleblower. Despite the high price paid in ruined lives, and the numerous assassinations, these Brave Ones, are coming forth to tell what they know, what they've witnessed. They are revealing the depth of corruption, the lies, and deception that if kept hidden, would be the downfall of humanity.

One example ~ HEADLINE SNIPPET: "Denver International Airport Whistleblower: Continuity of Government Plans Exposed ~ For the first time, a whistle-blower from within the Denver International Airport confirms the existence of a massive deep underground military facility located on the airport’s property." ~Intellihub.com~

On the home front, now comes The Fall. The establishment falls into massive disarray on several fronts. Leaders are shown for what they truly are.

This UNVEILING, this REVEALING, will be disturbing and disheartening to so many of the people that a new 'Aquarian Age' view of the world begins.  Each of us is a leader in our own right. Thus, top-down authority ceases to be valued -- ceases to be necessary for a viable and prosperous society.

On the food front, THE GREAT SATAN, MONSANTO 'NEWS' ~ HEADLINE: "May 25 March Against Monsanto planned for over 30 countries: March Against Monsanto - Currently, marches are being planned on six continents, in 36 countries, totaling events in over 250 cities, and in the US, events are slated to occur simultaneously at 11 a.m. Pacific in 47 states."

Also, as has been encouraged before... buy, buy, buy all the GOOD FOOD you can manage, and store your supplies in the best manner possible. Remember, sugar and salt will make excellent barter items.

On the land changes front, big bad changes ahead for some areas of the planet. On the horizon there is likely to be several catastrophic events. This is because Mother Earth shivers anew. Her mantle shakes, rattles, and rolls, altering her topography with earthquakes, volcanic activity and with the affects of massive flooding -- also superstorms.

As well, this week into next, there will be major news about the sun, and the strange snake-like storms that are occurring on Sol's surface. Behind the scenes, the 'powers that be' are planning their flight into their massive underground cities, if needed. This, because of solar 'kill shots'.

However, at this point, these striking plasmas are being redirected by *friendly forces*. This is 'not' to say that in the future there will be no problem. For now, the real danger is from HAARP-directed weather patterns, super tornadoes, and the great cosmic shifts in energy that are reshaping the planet.

As always, plan ahead, and dare to prepare. Join in with your community if that's a possibility, and serves you.

On the energy front, now is the time to find and purchase old tech devices like cameras and camcorders -- or, those made prior to the digital age. Any electronic device can be turned off as was demonstrated during the Boston tragedy when cell phones were disabled. Also, the establishment's weapon capabilities are designed to destroy any electronic device or machine.

On the really bad news front, HEADLINE SNIPPET: "Is the FDA Protecting the Public From Self-Sufficiency and Whole Foods With LDS Cannery Crackdown?
Activist Post - ALL LDS [Latter Day Saints] Canneries east of the Mississippi will no longer be canning any food. The FDA, in their infinite, expert opinions-said with the greatest of sarcasm-has managed to FINALLY create such a set of conditions which are impossible for the LDS Church to comply with."

On the good news front, the farm-ranch conspiracy begins bigtime. That is, small farmers and ranchers form underground cooperative communities. They now figure out methods to keep themselves going, and supply good food to others.

On the global mafia cabal front, the battle for king of the totalitarian hill continues. Thus, the big fracturing of the dark-side cabal accelerates.

Meanwhile, Google, or Go-Ogle, arrives on the global scene, as the orchestrating overlords of this year's Bilderberg meeting.

HEADLINE SNIPPET: "Groundbreaking New Bilderberg Revelations Coming Soon
Paul Joseph Watson | Key intelligence uncovered: Transformation of Bilderberg into new breed of technocratic elite."

On the heroine front, Lauryn Hill ~ for, out of the mouth of babes lives the light of revelation, the spoken words that will resonate with those who have the ears to hear, and the soul-willingness to know this truth.

HEADLINE SNIPPET: "Judge Orders Conspiracy Re-Education For Lauryn Hill
Paul Joseph Watson | Singer told to undergo counseling over ‘conspiracy theory’ that music industry strangles real talent."

The most talented, the best and brightest of humanity has been, and is being constantly 'strangled'. This is age old. The super robber barons consider any real competition to be a sin. Thus, social engineering has been used to suppress those who are the most talented, those of us who *cannot* be controlled by the system

On the hero front, Jeremy Drew ~ NEWS SNIPPET: "A video that has gone viral since it appeared on Youtube features 12-year-old Jeremy Drew, a Las Vegas resident, calling out a cop for parking on the sidewalk."

The BRAVE ONES among us, no matter their age, rise on the wings of eagles. They soar, bringing a new light to the world at large. The brightness of their Being chases away the soul-destroying darkness that has shrouded the people of Earth for far too long.

On the freedom front, there will be unexpected, gargantuan developments during the next month that quantum-leaps the cause of freedom. Many of these 'developments' will be show-stopping dramatic.

Look for the new voices demanding liberty. That will be the key to understanding the future.

Trendwise, the need to hunker-bunker down increases among the population. Many more realize it's time to restructure their lives for the coming times.

As has been stated before, there will be a headlong flight out of the major cities for several crucial reasons. Many now choose to renew their relationship with the land, with Mother Nature. True wealth is in this love affair with the land.

There is a sacred Coming Together at this time. People and animals and plant life join in a harmony that is beneficial to All upon Mother Earth.

From the prior forecast: "Circle the wagons with your true friends and family of like mind. Make plans together. Soon, it will be all about helping each other out as a way for everyone to survive, and move toward thriving. The time has come to create the Aquarian Age renaissance."

This week enjoy the scents of life, of strolling in Nature. Enjoy holding hands with a loved one. Enjoy their smile, their laughter, the way they express their love for you. For, this is the real value of Life. 


Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona
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MORE...Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~ sirenbookstrand.blogspot.com ~
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Savanna

Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance ~

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ray Harryhausen, Stop-Motion Master


The world of cinema lost another legend this week with the passing of Ray Harryhausen. To those of us who grew up on the sci-fi and fantasy flicks of the 1950s and ‘60s, the words “Harryhausen,” “stop-motion” and “cool” always ended up in the same sentence, spoken in breathless tones. Seeing Ray’s name in the credits guaranteed that even if the movie was less than terrific, the special effects would be spectacular.

I’m sure moviegoers today can’t imagine how the flicks of yesteryear muddled through without computers and CGI. Welllll … some of them didn’t. A lot of those movies were chintzy-looking even by ‘60s standards. If you needed a dinosaur, you glued spines onto an alligator. Or, if you wanted to do it right, you hired Mr. Harryhausen.

Ray was the master of stop-motion animation, the premier special effects method in the pre-computer age. Remember the original King Kong? That’s stop-motion. Ray apprenticed under Willis O’Brien, the man who created Kong. Ray soon became the leader in the SFX field, and created lasting memories for millions of kids in movie theaters and sitting in front of the set.

Here’s how stop-motion works. You build a model monster on a metal armature. You make a miniature set and put your model on it. You move the model a fraction and click a frame of film. Then you move the model another fraction and take another click. And so on and so on, for weeks or even months at a stretch. The model acts like a 3D flip book; when you run the film, all those separate frames run together and give the illusion of life.

It’s a time-consuming process, to be sure. Months of work produce maybe a couple of minutes of screen time. And that’s just for one model. If you’ve got two dinosaurs fighting, or a seven-headed snake, or an octopus attacking the Golden Gate Bridge, all those limbs have to be moved and coordinated with each other, one frame of film at a time. Mess up even the littlest thing and the mistake will be there on the movie screen, larger than life, for all the audience to see.

This was Ray’s life, and he gave it his all, and more. He gave his creations personality. Gwangi the allosaur stalks onto the scene, stops and scratches his muzzle. The evil Cyclops, turning hapless sailors on a spit, hungrily licks his lips. A wounded skeleton warrior holds his arm as if he still had flesh and nerves. Mighty Joe Young, locked in the back of a van, drums his fingers on his knee. Little touches that added time and extra effort to an already-tedious process, but which turned eighteen inches of rubber on a metal frame into living characters. This was Ray’s magic, and this is why we remember those movies, and him.

I think I’ve seen pretty much all of Harryhausen’s oeuvre, even the crappy ones. I’d happily watch them again. So what if the dialogue’s clunky and the plot has more holes than a Pennsylvania highway? Check out the dinosaurs! They look real, not like alligators with glued-on spines. That’s vitally important when you’re six. With Ray’s movies you can be six again, and give yourself over to the wonder.

My personal favorite: Jason and the Argonauts. Talos, the original Iron Giant! Harpies! A hydra! And the scene everybody remembers, the climatic fight with the skeleton army. When Star Wars first came out and hit it big, practically everybody associated with the movie got interviewed. The special effects crew was asked what or who inspired them. To a man, they all said, “Ray Harryhausen,” and cited Jason and the skeleton fight. I feel safe in saying that without Ray Harryhausen we wouldn’t have had Star Wars or Jurassic Park or any of our modern blockbusters. If we did, I'll bet they wouldn't look as cool. Ray fired our imaginations, and inspired dreams.

Ray retired from moviemaking back in the ‘80s. The movies were changing, and didn’t mesh with his sensibilities any more. This was the dawn of the CGI era. Computer programs were taking the place of physical models. Today, except for movies like Chicken Run and similar projects, stop-motion is all but extinct.

Ray Harryhausen left a whole generation with more than vivid movie memories. He gave us example after example proving that true magic in the movies was possible. The bar’s been set way up there, CGI programmers. Let’s see you try to top it.

I need to get my VCR fixed so I can watch my copy of Jason again. And The Golden Voyage of Sinbad. And The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. Haven’t seen The Valley of Gwangi in a while. They don’t make ‘em like that any more, and now they never will again. RIP, Mr. Harryhausen. Thank you for the magic.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Angelic Forecast from Volcano ~ May 6, 2013

Weekly Angelic Forecast from Volcano 

Straight from the Carnal Cherub himself...

Angelic Forecast ~ #244  


The upcoming week, and month, will usher in the brightest and darkest of times for all of us. For, the serpent of Light and the serpent of Darkness writhe, twisting together in a battle royale that will shake the foundations of every culture, of every society -- of every mainstay religion upon the face of Mother Earth.

If you walk the path of WISDOM, this is the time to join with those of good heart and soul, regardless of race, color, or creed. For, everyone is needed to throw off the Black Hearts who wage a genocidal war against the human race.

Be on guard. During the week there will be surprising twists and turns on the world stage. These changes will be mostly beneficial for humankind, despite appearances.

But beware the prophet.  That is, anyone who operates in the global spotlight, and speaks with the voice of authority. Lies spew from their lips, and they will keep their forked tongues hidden from the public.

On the magickal, mystical front, more of the 'super psychic ones' come out of the closet, and give testimony about their experiences and abilities. This will be to help others, and to create an enlightened new paradigm on Earth.

Meanwhile, the 'Mages of Ages Lost' use their powers to laser through the black clouds of deception and despair that have kept humanity in a state of perpetual darkness. Thus, the Aquarian light-energies blaze into the AWARENESS of humanity, exposing the matrix we have been ensnared within.

One result: Watch for a rise in those who speak out against the new world order crowd.

On the personal front, this will likely be a yo-yo week for most of us. First it will be one thing, then another thing, and often in opposition. It's best to let it all settle out. Stand back where no immediate action is needed, and wait until next week, or a later time to make a final decision.

Also, this a perfect week, and month to cleanse your body of toxins, and purge your mind of beliefs that no longer serve you, or anyone else. As well, look for out-of-the-box solutions to your most pressing problems. You will have the opportunity to help others do this, and others will help you, as well.

Helping each other in this way is community at work on the etheric, synergistic level.

On the paranormal front, HEADLINE: Witnesses 1,200 Miles Apart Describe Same Giant Triangle UFO ~ Posted: 05/03/2013 1:15 pm ~huffingtonpost.com/roger-marsh/witnesses-1200-miles-apart_b_3179709.html~

UFOs as a reality, are gaining a real foothold on the mass-mind consciousness of humanity. This is part of a Divine revelation, a gift to humankind that brings the truth about the past into the 'now'.

Meanwhile, the dark-side elite scramble to claim the UFO phenomena, and use it for their vile Machiavellian plan, controlling and enslaving the people. From a prior forecast: "Out of this, what is known as 'project blue beam' *could* be loosed upon the people soon. The message: the alien gods are here. Bow down, people of Earth."

Also, the beasties of lore and legend continue to gradually emerge.

HEADLINE SNIPPET ~ Video: Nessie's Cousin? "A student was recording video for a college project with his friend when something large broke the surface of Lake Foyle in Ireland. The footage shows what appears to be a hump, perhaps connected to a large creature, rise from the water and move in a straight line between two boats. After traveling for some distance the mysterious object disappears back into the depths." ~scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/is-this-a-loch-ness-monster-relative-on-film-1-2915926~

On the economic front, more *ALL FURIOUS HELL* breaks loose in the phony-baloney financial realm. The behind-the-scenes, banker rats scurry deserting the ship, while the people desert the system by the droves, and begin establishing their own local economic communities.

The gold-silver commodities war between factions of the bankster gangsters, now explodes across the world with serious consequences for several countries. This will be partially disguised by the brutally orchestrated flames of war.

During this domination of the news cycle by the Mid East conflict, keep a wary eye out for possible Cypress-drain-your-account moves made by the banking system. Or other similar shenanigans.

At this point in history, Iceland becomes the world leader for financial freedom.

On the truth front, this will be a week that lives in TRUTH infamy. That is, in humanity's far future. This is because there will be closed-door decisions made that have to do with dividing and conquering the people, using the most horrific tactics.

This strategy will backfire, and expose 'the man behind the global-mafia curtain'. Many of the people rise to defeat this evil, becoming a tsunami of epic proportions.

For, they realize these words from a previous forecast: "In this age of the *above the law* bankster gangsters, in this age of print money on demand, be aware of this recent Greenspan quote: "we can't guarantee the buying power of the money". Remember also, as one globalist stated, 'anything written on paper is worth the paper it's written on'."

On the war front, boom...boom...boom! The Super Robber Baron's bully-war against the people takes sinister shape across the globe. At this time, however, there are so many who are fed up, and tired of the ongoing, unjust slaughter that their combined 'mind field' will slow down the nefarious war plans of the dark-side elite.

Also, this week, there will be the usual, media-news push to get people in the mood for war. This will fail overall as time marches on. Although, there are a hardcore few who will rally round the flag, and demand the wholesale destruction of other people's lives and lands.

At this time, the purge of the military continues with firings, resignations, and assassinations. This will heighten the factional conflict already taking place, and hidden from the public at large. However, news of these battles leaks out, especially on the alternative news sites of 'we the people' journalists-reporters.

On the tyranny-at-work front, martial law euphemistically known as 'public safety', spreads and slithers across the country, a leviathan shadow bringing only darkness and despair and death. This, despite whatever 'good-deeds' publicity is spoon-fed to the public.

One solution is to return to the land, and join with a community of like-minded people. Claim your territory, form your posse, your tight-knit circle of only those you trust, and watch each other's backs.

On the AWAKENING front, a major week for AWAKENING. With the snaking, striking spread of darkness and death worldwide, now comes the Great Illumination. The LIGHT within each one of us expands, becomes diamond-brilliant. Our souls shine forth as never before, and we brighten our corner of the world.

On the communication front, a tricky week for several reasons. Tech devices could be adversely affected by solar activity. Whether solar, or for another reason, in some areas of the country, many are currently experiencing problems with their GPS units.

Miscommunications will increase between people in general. This will be due to several factors. The severe stress of the times. The heightening of cosmic energies, or what is called The Quickening. Also, microwave frequencies from the cell towers are disrupting brain activity.

On the home front, civil strife against the ruthless reins of the establishment is just around the corner -- in some areas of the country. At the same time, the desire for liberty sweeps across the land like wildfire.

Preparation is being made by individuals and states, such as Kansas, to stand against the incursion of the lawless corp-gov system. And there are many more who now turn their backs on the congress and the administration. They seek a new path along those who are already traveling on that path.

On the food front, with the shrinking food supply, and the soaring prices, desperation will begin to set in, and stocking up at every opportunity becomes the norm. Be wise in your approach, and use every strategy available to you, and your loved ones.

As has been stated before, growing veggies and herbs indoors, and/or a greenhouse could be a life saver. This is especially true with the changing weather patterns.

On the land changes front, the title this week ~ Mother Nature Unleashes Herself. Look for more strange, strange weather throughout the world.

Also, last week's forecast continues: the sun strikes back with more coronal mass ejections, or CMEs. This is likely to affect the grid and communications tech.

SUPER EXTREME! Is the new watch word for weather, volcanic activity, earthquake tremors, and the sinkhole phenomena. The Earth has become more liquified, and massive movements of magma are reshaping the planet.

Look for major problems in California, as well as continuing 'changes' on the East Coast.

On the energy front, at the moment, a murky picture as far as new energy devices. While there are many such devices ready to market, or close to it, the real value remains in what can be distributed to the people via a black-market strategy.

With the current martial law clamp down, it would be wise to establish as many alternative ways of energy as possible. If you haven't, the time has come to research what will work for you, and your situation, then take action.

On the really bad news front, this week it titled ~ The New Inquisition is Here... Shutting Down the Aquarian Conspiracy.

That is, the dark-side controllers will use every diabolical method to shut down the mind and heart bond humans form with each other. This connection is part of what the Aquarian Age is all about, or what was called the Aquarian Conspiracy by author, Marilyn Ferguson, in her 1980 best-selling book, "Aquarian Conspiracy".

To *stop* this naturally evolving spiritual connection between us -- this heart and soul connection which would gradually bring about a true paradise on Earth -- now comes a repeat of what occurred in the past, namely the Spanish Inquisition.

To illustrate: William Henry's interview of Graham Hancock at ~unknowncountry.com/revelations/latest~ brings to light the current sad state of censorship, and foreshadows what is ahead of us. Unless we the people stop it.

On the good news front, the inner Warrioress and the inner Warrior rises to a whole new level within many of us. For, now is the time. We are being activated by the Divine Realm to be champions for the people, and champions for Mother Earth.

On the global mafia cabal front, fierce dissension continues within the ranks. Currently, this can be witnessed by events in the European countries, especially. Heads will roll begin to roll, metaphorically, and as in no longer being in this mortal coil.

On the heroine front, Sibel Edmonds ~ the most gagged person in the history of the United States of America ~ continues to bravely speak out, and reveal the behind-the-scenes truth.

On the freedom front, big changes on the American scene toward freedom -- big doings also, as the people go innovative and industrious, starting their own ammunition factories.

As well, some who work in revolutionary industries, like regrowing limbs, will  begin to break ranks, and become the whistleblowers of the future. Watch for it. Pray for it.

Trendwise, a strange and furiously fast time ahead when opposites don't attract, but become ever more extreme. Now, groups of people move worlds apart, yet those within the group become closer, more tightly bonded to each other.

2013, becomes the year of question. At this crucial time in history, a new paradigm of *questions* arises in the consciousness of the population.

Do most of us on planet Earth deserve war? Do most of us deserve to live under martial law? Does Mother Earth deserve to be warred upon constantly -- destroyed daily by the weapons of war?

The above is only a sampling of questions that will rise, emerge from the sea of humanity's COLLECTIVE MIND like Aphrodite Rising From the Ocean. This is because many now wake up, blink, and rip their way out of the societal-programmed box. Forever. And never to return.

This week is for romancing your life, and dancing with the flow of life. Take a stroll through Nature, and see what she has to say to you. Her personal message to you. It will be there in the plants, and any animals you might happen upon.

Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona
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MORE...Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~ sirenbookstrand.blogspot.com ~
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Savanna

Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance ~

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Catching Up


A little of this ‘n’ that to bring things up to date. First off, I’ll be sending my TV diary back to the Nielsen company this morning. That’s right, I’m one of those families chosen to determine what all the rest of you watch. Hope you like Supernatural, cartoons and Jeopardy. I just should have filled it out randomly, instead of being honest. I doubt very much if my likes reflect mainstream America’s entertainment choices.

 What did I watch? Not much. Supernatural and Grimm are my only must-see choices, followed by The Vampire Diaries and Once Upon a Time. That’s pretty much it for drama. I watch more cartoons than is probably healthy for somebody in my age group. In the morning I watch the Supernatural reruns on TNT if they’re good eps (i.e., if Cas is in them). The rest of my viewing schedule is taken up by reality shows like Restaurant Stakeout, Project Runway, Tabatha Takes Over and Bar Rescue. I tell myself I’m absorbing good business practices watching how experts turn a failing business around. The best business practice would be to turn off the set and go write something. Maybe Tabatha could drop by the house and give me a hand with that.

And Jeopardy. You can never stuff too much trivia into your head.

What did I learn? That with 80 channels to choose from, I tend to watch, on average, the same four or five. I should just drop cable, get home Internet, subscribe to Netflix and watch TV that way. I also noticed that once I was expected to chart my viewing, I didn’t watch as much as I normally would. Usually I’ll switch on the set and watch stuff at random because I’m trying to avoid writing, which is hard work and requires brainpower. Or I’ll get a season of something on DVD from the library and spend a week catching up on that. I didn’t do either of those this week. I didn’t want strangers to know how much writing time I spend in front of the set.

One thing held true, and I told this to the Nielsen people: I’m fed up with all the commercial breaks. I’ve seen shows run five minutes of commercials, go back to the show, then cut to commercial again after two minutes. I’ve tried sampling two or three shows at once, only to find they’ve all gone on commercial break at the same time. That’s the point where I turn off the set and go read a book. No commercials in a book. I figure Amazon/Kindle will change that eventually, but for now we’re good.

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The neighbors down the street who were feeding Stray Kitty have moved, and I got the food, the bowls, and the responsibility. I still can’t get close to him, let alone touch him, but I think he’s figured out that the food is at my place now. I put it out in the morning and by evening it’s gone. Whether he’s the one getting it is a whole other question, since I never see what’s dropping in for the free eats. It could be him. It could be Peanut, the orange tabby from across the street. Or it could be the gray cat I’ve seen once or twice. There’s a large gray tabby in the neighborhood, and last week I spotted a smaller gray-and-white cat on the street. Somebody reported another cat, black and white like Stray Kitty but larger, who comes from across the street. There used to be another orange tabby that we think somebody just dropped off, but my next-door neighbors adopted him. He’s a house cat now and never goes outside, so he’s off the roster.

This isn’t counting the raccoons, opossums and skunks. We have enough garbage, bird feeders and nearby water and wilderness area to support suburban wildlife. I can only vouch for the skunks, since one raised a family under my house last year. These are all nocturnal, though, so I doubt if they’re coming up onto my deck to hit the cat food.

Here’s what happened Tuesday. I was up early, so I put out a can of food around 6. By 7 it was gone. I put out some dry food. Two hours later that was gone. Then I was out doing yard work in the afternoon and Kitty turned up, so I put some food out for him. I know he got that because I watched him. So I either fed three cats, two cats, or the same cat three times. Unless the squirrels are dipping into the dry food. I don’t see too many squirrels any more since we started putting food out for cats. I never see rabbits at all.

I never see kittens, either. These cats may all be fixed. Most look pretty well-fed and disease-free and none are especially scruffy. Free food and no taxes. These cats have the life.

I suppose I should go write something so I can afford to buy cat food once the supply the neighbor gave me runs out. After all, I’m writing for two now. Or three, or six, or however many strays we’ve attracted. If I can just stay away from the TV everything ought to work out.