May 22nd, 2005

Asmodeus

flora (part one)

DLNNIOBPOALEOZAA is the letter string created by the mid-characters of the 16 small crosses on the original enochian great table. "DLNNI" appears in phytochrome sequences: {1}{2}{3}{4}{5}{PHY_ADICA}{PHY_ADICA_SAPS}

Phytochromes represent a family of regulatory photoreceptors in plants that control a wide variety of growth and developmental processes. They exist in two photoreversible forms, a red light-absorbing form (Pr) with an absorption maximum at 666 nm and a far-red light-absorbing form (Pfr) with an absorption maximum at 730 nm. Based on the interconversion between the Pr and Pfr form they function as a light-regulated switch which is activated by red light and attenuated by far-red light. {Computer analysis of phytochrome sequences and reevaluation of the phytochrome secondary structure by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Jürgen Sühnel, Gudrun Hermann, Utz Dornberger and Hartmut Fritzsche}

Abstract: A repertoire of various methods of computer sequence analysis was applied to phytochromes in order to gain new insights into their structure and function. A statistical analysis of 23 complete phytochrome sequences revealed regions of non-random amino acid composition, which are supposed to be of particular structural or functional importance. All phytochromes other than phyD and phyE from Arabidopsis have at least one such region at the N-terminus between residues 2 and 35. A sequence similarity search of current databases indicated striking homologies between all phytochromes and a hypothetical 84.2 kDa protein from the cyanobacteriumSynechocystis. Furthermore, scanning the phytochrome sequences for the occurrence of patterns defined in the PROSITE database detected the signature of the WD repeats of the beta transducin family within the functionally important 623-779 region (sequence numbering of phyA from Avena) in a number of phytochromes. A multiple sequence alignment performed with 23 complete phytochrome sequences is made available via the IMB Jena World-Wide Web server (http://www.imb-jena.de/PHYTO.html). It can be used as a working tool for future theoretical and experimental studies. Based on the multiple alignment striking sequence differences between phytochromes A and B were detected directly at the N-terminal end, where all phytochromes B have an additional stretch of 15 to 42 amino acids. There is also a variety of positions with totally conserved but different amino acids in phytochromes A and B. Most of these changes are found in the sequence segment 150-200. It is, therefore, suggested that this region might be of importance in determining the photosensory specificity of the two phytochromes. The secondary structure prediction based on the multiple alignment resulted in a small but significant b-sheet content. This finding is confirmed by a reevaluation of the secondary structure using FTIR spectroscopy.

Keywords: Phytochromes, Photomorphogenesis, Multiple sequence alignment, Sequence comparison, Secondary structure, FTIR spectroscopy.

Definitions

a list of definitions from 14-March-2002

phytochrome clocks — The coloring processes of plants that change the hues of ripening fruits and cause leaves to change colors with the shortened days of autumn.

phytochrome — A reversible pigment system of a protein nature, found in the cytoplasm of green plants. Phytochrome is associated with the absorption of light that affects growth, development and differentiation of a plant, independent of photosynthesis, e.g., in the photoperiodic response.

photosynthesis — A chemical process by which green plants synthesize organic compounds from carbon dioxide and water in the presence of sunlight.

Photoperiodism — Describes the alternating periods of light and darkness which African Violets and other plants need for peak flowering. In addition to receiving plenty of indirect light, particularly in the red range of the spectrum, African Violets need at least six hours of darkness each day. Red light is absorbed by the phytochrome pigment in the leaves which activates the production of florigen, the hormone which regulates flowering. While the production of this hormone is stimulated by light, exposure to light actually destroys florigen. Thus, an African Violet must have sufficient light to produce florigen, while having enough darkness to use it in the production of flowers. Also see Florescence.

Red Light — The red portion of the light spectrum. To be effective, artificial grow lights must emit light in both the red and blue parts of the spectrum. Red light is essential for African Violets to bloom.

Florigen — Plant hormone which regulates flowering. The production of florigen is activated by phytochrome.

Phytochrome — A pigment in the leaves of African Violets and other plants which, when exposed to light, activates the production of florigen.

Phytochrome — A reversible pigment occurring in green plants that changes form in response to exposure to light and dark, permitting plants to measure the length of the dark period.

Phytochrome — A pigment protein from plants that absorbs red light. It regulates a number of light-sensitive processes, such as germination, growth and flowering.

canopy.evergreen.edu ## The state of the phytochrome, the main pigment for the developmental control of light, has been calculated at different depths in the canopy. The calculated phytochrome profile is distorted when simple radiation transfer models are used. This profile is also strongly affected by the degree of stochastic heterogeneity.

Seeds and Germination — Germination is the process whereby seeds become active and begin the production of new cells. All seeds must have a supply of water and oxygen for germination. Additionally, they germinate within a specific temperature range. For most seeds the lower temperature limit is freezing point, but some seeds, such as those from cucumbers, will not germinate unless the temperature is at least 18 degrees Celsius. The upper limit of temperature for most seeds is about 40 degrees Celsius. Most seeds will germinate with or without light, but there are some seeds that are "light-sensitive." Some seeds need the merest flash of light exposure to cause germination, while others need a few hours of light exposure.

florigen — a hypothetical hormone which induces plant flowering

Florigen — Hypothetical chemical substance causing floral initiation.

florigen — the hypothetical flowering hormone. This compound (or compounds) has never been identified chemically.

Florigen — Plant hormone which regulates flowering. The production of florigen is activated by phytochrome.

How are the activies of a plant integrated? — "What is florigen? or "If it's not florigen, then what the hell is it?" "The plant hormones seem to do everthing. They inhibit growth; they promote growth. They inhibit differentiation; they promote differentiation. The phenomena seem to well described, but how they actually work is not. Yes, there are some hormone-inducible genes, but how are they induced; how is the signal transduced?" "How are the activites of chloroplast and nuclear genomes integrated?"

Florigen — Hypothetical plant growth substance (hormone) postulated to induce flowering. Existence not proven: recently suggested that it might be an oligosaccharin

Asmodeus

flora (part two)

Sylvia is part of the Cybele family of asteroids (including Camilla, Hermione & Liriope) & Flora is part of the Flora family of asteroids (aka Ariadne; including Alice, Nietzsche, Bulgaria, California & Kafka).

asteroid families were first noticed by Japanese astronomer Kiyotsugu Hirayama who noticed that groups of asteroids shared similar orbits. asteroid families probably result from the catastrophic breakup of a larger asteroid. families named after the first asteroid discovered in the family, which is usually the largest & can be considered the "prototype" of the family. Flora asteroids have a semi-major axis between 2.1 AU and 2.3 AU with an inclination of less than 11°; Cybele asteroids have a mean orbital radius between 3.27 AU and 3.7 AU, an eccentricity less than 0.3, and an inclination less than 25°. Cybele asteroids cluster around Jupiter's 4:7 resonance.

British astronomers Norman Robert Pogson discovered asteroids Isis, Ariadne, Hestia, Asia, Sappho, Sylvia, Camilla & Vera; and John Russell Hind discovered Iris, Flora, Victoria, Irene, Melpomene, Fortuna, Kalliope, Thalia, Euterpe & Urania. Pogson formalized the system of stellar magnitudes (see Pogson's Ratio); Hind discovered the first nova of modern times — Nova Ophiuchi (V841 Ophiuchi image) — stargate #24 RAS ALHAGUE is also in Ophiuchus.

Jupiter, Lord of the Planets & Oribital Symbolism in Astrology may provide a helpful orbital introduction.

Asmodeus

flora (part three)

They say that Typhaon, the terrible, violent and lawless, was joined in love with this girl of the glancing eyes [Ekhidna], and she conceiving bore children to him, with hard tempers. —Theogony 306-308 @ theoi.com

Sylvia was named after mortal Rhea Silvia, considered the first Vestal Virgin; raped by Mars she gave birth to twins Romulus and Remus who later founded Rome (but see also Rhea, the mother of the gods). Flora is the fertility goddess of flowers & springtime.

two versions of Hera/Juno's conception of Typhaon/Mars

{1} Hera's anger at the Birth of Athene & the Conception of Typhaon

After Athene's birth from the head of Zeus, Hera was furious and invoking the powers of Heaven and Earth gave birth to the monster Typhaon.

"She [Python] it was who once received from gold-throned Hera and brought up fell, cruel Typhaon to be a plague to men. Once on a time Hera bare him because she was angry with father Zeus, when Kronides bare all-glorious Athene in his head. Thereupon queenly Hera was angry and spoke among the assembled gods: ' .. Yes, now I will contrive that a son be born me to be foremost among the undying gods - and that without casting shame on the holy bond of wedlock between you and me. And I will not come to your bed, but will consort with the blessed gods far off from you.'

When she had so spoken, she went apart from the gods, being very angry. Then straightway large-eyed queenly Hera prayed, striking the ground flatwise with her hand, and speaking thus: 'Hear now, I pray, Gaia and wide Ouranos above, and you Titanes gods who dwell beneath the earth about great Tartaros, and from whom are sprung both gods and men! Harken you now to me, one and all, and grant that I may bear a child apart from Zeus, no wit lesser than him in strength - nay, let him be as much stronger than Zeus as all-seeing Zeus than Kronos.'

Thus she cried and lashed the earth with her strong hand. Then the life-giving Gaia (Earth) was moved: and when Hera saw it she was glad in heart, for she thought her prayer would be fulfilled. And thereafter she never came to the bed of wise Zeus for a full year .. But when the months and days were fulfilled and the seasons duly came on as the earth moved round, she bare one neither like the gods nor mortal men, fell, cruel Typhaon, to be a plague to men. Straightway large-eyed queenly Hera took him and bringing one evil thing to another such, gave him to the drakaina; and she received him. And this Typhaon used to work great mischief among the famous tribes of men." —Homeric Hymns 3.300-355 @ theoi.com

{2} The Birth of Ares

"[Flora tells her story:] 'Mars [Ares] also, you may not know, was formed by my arts. I pray that Jove [Zeus] stays ignorant of this. Holy Juno [Hera], when Minerva [Athene] sprang unmothered, was hurt that Jove did not need her service. She went to complain to Oceanus of her husband’s deeds. She stopped at our door, tired from the journey. As soon as I saw her, I asked, ‘What’s brought you here, Saturnia [Hera]?’ She reports where she’s going, and cites the cause. I consoled her with friendly words: ‘Words,’ she declares, ‘cannot relieve my pain. If Jove became a father without using a spouse and possesses both titles by himself, why should I not expect a spouseless motherhood, chaste parturition, untouched by a man? I’ll try every drug on the broad earth and empty Oceanus and the hollows of Tartarus.’ Her speech was mid-course; my face was hesitant. ‘You look, Nympha, as thou you can help,’ she says. Three times I wanted to help, three times my tongue stuck: Jupiter’s anger caused massive fear. ‘Please help me,’ she said, ‘my source will be concealed;’ and the divine Styx testifies to this. ‘A flower,’ I said, ‘from the fields of Olenus will grant your wish. It’s unique to my gardens. I was told: ‘Touch a barren cow; she’ll be a mother.’ I touched. No delay: she was a mother.’ I quickly plucked the clinging flower with my thumb. Juno feels its touch and at the touch conceives. She bulges, and enters Thrace and west Propontis, and fulfils her wish: Mars [Ares] was created. Recalling my role in his birth, Mars said: ‘You, too, should have a place in Romulus’ city.” —Ovid Fasti 5.229 @ theoi.com

Asmodeus

flora & sylvia

on the 220 list asteroids Sylvia & Flora are approximately 1° from the 5::4 syzygy (Kattak) & 2 minutes & 8 seconds apart sharing similar astroschyzy (stargate, path, tic, multi-phase, subdecadance, etc). Flora caught my eye because {a} her close conjunction with Kattak & her relationship to Mars, phytochrome & florigen; and {b} the Runic Magic Formula for the T-Rune (TÎWAZ symbolizes Mars). i'm sure there are other magicial formulas related to runes, but at this time i only know of one (via wikipedia). florigen is a hypothetical chemical substance causing floral initiation. Juno conceived Mars when Flora gave her a flower/herb to touch. (shades of midi-clorians).

  • Kattak is the 5::4 syzygy twinning zone four Jupiter::Mars & pentagram alignment is the Pluto/Mars midpoint.
  • 220 points in the 5::4 syzygy: SUNSPOT #763-CUPIDO (A), GREAT ATTRACTOR, ANTARES, SUNSPOT #769-TATJANA, CUPIDO (H), SUNSPOT #773-IRMINTRAUD, HUMPTYDUMPTY, JUNO & SUNSPOT #758-MANCUNIA.
  • Uttunul is the 9::0 syzygy twinning zone zero Pluto::Sol & pentagram alignment is the Mercury/Neptune midpoint.
  • 220 points in the 9::0 syzygy: SUNSPOT #771-LIBERA, SUNSPOT #777-GUTEMBERGA, SUNSPOT #764-GEDANIA, VENUS, ASMODEUS, MARITIMA, SGR 1806-20, GALACTIC CENTER, RAS ALHAGUE, FLORA & SYLVIA.
  • two pentagram midpoints share connection via Juno in 5::4 & Flora in 9::0.
  • Juno is on the 25th path (Geburah to Binah) representing Atu XVI The Tower = Mars.
  • Juno's rune ALGIZ: The Eolh-sedge is mostly to be found in a marsh; it grows in the water and makes a ghastly wound, covering with blood every warrior who touches it.
Asmodeus

pattern recognition

Pattern recognition (also known as classification or pattern classification) is a field within the area of machine learning and can be defined as "the act of taking in raw data and taking an action based on the category of the data" [1]. As such, it is a collection of methods for supervised learning.

Typical applications are automatic speech recognition, classification of text into several categories (e.g. spam/non-spam email messages), the automatic recognition of handwritten postal codes on postal envelopes, or the automatic recognition of images of human faces. The last three examples form the subtopic image analysis of pattern recognition that deals with digital images as input to pattern recognition systems.

Pattern recognition is typically an intermediate step in a longer process. These steps generally are acquisition of the data (image, sound, text, etc.) to be classified, preprocessing to remove noise or normalize the data in some way (image processing, stemming text, etc.), computing features, classification and finally post-processing based upon the recognized class and the confidence level.

Pattern recognition itself is primarily concerned with the classification step. In some cases, such as in neural networks , feature selection and extraction may also be partially or fully automated. {more}

Asmodeus

chart progression

Progression is the general term applied to any method of advancing the planets and house cusps of a natal horoscope to a particular time after birth. This function calculates a series of comparisons between the active chart and a regular progression. The totals of negative and positive points, and their sum, are displayed for each date. {source|previsions}

the 220 list is the first of two components i use in my astro system. first (represented by the 220 list) is a birth chart for an event or person. second is "the grid" or the 72 quinaries of the zodiac defining all correspondences (tarot, enochian, runic, tattva, etc) aligned to the date of the birth chart. i "progress" the chart by defining 12-day chunks not counting solstices or equinoxes. ie, 20-Feb-2003 was a Thursday ruled by Jupiter (Kattak's zone five) & the 68th 12-day cycle from that date is 13-May-2005 to 24-May-2005 (today is the tenth day of the current 220 cycle).

Belial

analemma



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something made me check my diary for 14-Nov-2003 and i found the above diagram. i have no idea why i made it — my notes mention the reguli schema, AGLA on the back of the Sigillum Dei Aemeth & that i was listening to "the triumphal march" from the Attack of the Clones soundtrack (lol). i've known about declination & antiscia for awhile, but i've never actually used either one extensively. Leigh Westin said without declination there are no seasons & the Declination Lady's football chart is the best way i've seen that visualizes the importance of the declination.

reading about declination & antiscia today it suddenly occurred to me that the analemma describes both declination & antiscia (and syzygies too?) & also describes my astrological intention: to see infinity in a moment. on this astronomy photo of the day by Vasilij Rumyantsev declination is the vertical height of the sun & the "sun pairs" represent the antiscia.




links: Conversion Table for Antiscia | Declinations & the Antiscia | Introduction to declinations | Declination | The Basics - Ecliptic, Equator, & Coordinate Systems | The Ecliptic | Analemma Project | On the Trail of the Analemma | analemma.com | ecliptic @wikipedia