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Irish blessings



May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a
dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.


Full Moon on 29-Oct-12 @ 19:49UT
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Taurus 6-7° The Woman Of Samaria At The Ancestral Well


Summoned to Lead
Leonard Sweet

In the Celtic fishing villages of Connemara, there is a little phrase that says, "Is fánach an áit a gheobfá gliomach" — that is, “It is in the unexpected or neglected place that you will find the lobster.”13 [John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (New York: Cliff Street Books, 1997), 103]

“May you have the hindsight to know where you've been, The foresight to know where you are going, And the insight to know when you have gone too far” —Old Irish toast

Irish poet John O'Donohue interprets this saying to mean, "In the negelected crevices and corners of your evaded solitude, you will find the treasure that you have always sought elsewhere.”

AQ 4905 = AZAZEL WAS A MASTER SMITH — FAMILIAR WITH SINTERING, SMELTING AND REFINING TECHNIQUES; THE PROPERTIES OF ORES AND THEIR VARIOUS FORMS AND BY-PRODUCTS, WHICH INCLUDED POWDERS THAT WERE USED FOR COSMETICS, DYES (COLOURING TINCTURES) AND PIGMENTS, AND PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES (Why Was Azazel Called 'The Peacock Angel'?) = BETH-DAGON, IN JOSH, XV, 41, WAS ONE OF THE SECOND GROUP OF "SIXTEEN CITIES WITH THEIR VILLAGES," WHICH THE SACRED WRITER PLACES IN THE LOWLANDS (שפלת) OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH, APPARENTLY ON THE ACTUAL PLAIN WHICH STRETCHES WESTWARD TOWARDS THE PHILISTINE COAST FROM "THE HILL COUNTRY" SO OFTEN MENTIONED (Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature, Volume 2) = MŒGIA ALBA ET NIGRA UNIVERSALIS SEU NECROMANTIA; THAT IS, THAT WHICH EMBRACES THE WHOLE OF THE WHITE AND BLACK ART, (BLACK MAGIC,) OR THE NECROMANCY OF ALL MINISTERING ANGELS AND SPIRITS; HOW TO CITE AND DESIRE THE IX. CHORI OF THE GOOD ANGELS AND SPIRITS, SATURN, JUPITER, MARS, SUN, VENUS, MERCURY, AND MOON (Moses' Magical Spirit-Art) = “WE'VE ALL GONE IRISH FOR THIS, SO HERE'S MY CONTRIBUTION.” PLACING TWO SILVER-BANDED AMULETS ON THE TABLE — ONE MOONSTONE, ONE MATACHITE — HE WENT ON, “MAY YOU HAVE THE HINDSIGHT TO KNOW WHERE YOU'VE BEEN, THE FORESIGHT TO KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING, AND THE INSIGHT TO KNOW WHEN YOU'RE GOING TOO FAR" (Spellbinder: A Love Story With Magical Interruptions, Melanie Rawn).

AQ 3733 = WE USE THE TERM "TALL POLE IN THE TENT" IN AN IT SETTING TO MEAN THE THING THAT HOLDS EVERYTHING UP. IN OTHER WORDS, THE LONGEST RUNNING IN A SET OF CONCURRENT JOBS OR THREADS THAT FORCES DOWNSTREAM PROCESSES TO WAIT (Long Pole in the Tent?) = …WILL SPREAD TO LARGER AND LARGER PROPORTIONS OF THE POPULATION? AND THAT THIS WIDER AWARENESS WILL GREATLY LIMIT THE LOSSES FROM SPECIAL INTERESTS? THAT IS WHAT I EXPECT, AT LEAST WHEN I AM SEARCHING FOR A HAPPY ENDING (Mancur Olson).

AQ 2515 = MAY YOU HAVE THE HINDSIGHT TO KNOW WHERE YOU'VE BEEN, THE FORESIGHT TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING, AND THE INSIGHT TO KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR = AND IN THE MIDST IS A WINGED DISK OF SOME EXTREMELY DELICATE, TRANSLUCENT SUBSTANCE, ON WHICH IS WRITTEN IN THE "DAGGER" ALPHABET: TORSION IS INIQUITY (17th Aethyr, TAN).

AQ 2494 = MAY YOU HAVE THE HINDSIGHT TO KNOW WHERE YOU'VE BEEN, THE FORESIGHT TO KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING, AND THE INSIGHT TO KNOW WHEN YOU'RE GOING TOO FAR = AMERICAN SOCIETY IS BECOMING COGNITIVELY STRATIFIED, WITH THE COGNITIVE ELITE CROSSING PATHS RARELY WITH THOSE OF LOWER COGNITIVE ABILITIES (The Bell Curve).

AQ 2477 = LEADERS ARE NEITHER BORN NOR MADE. LEADERS ARE SUMMONED. THEY ARE CALLED INTO EXISTENCE BY CIRCUMSTANCES, AND THOSE WHO RISE TO THE OCCASION ARE LEADERS (Summoned to Lead) = THE FIFTH PART, I.E., THAT PART WHICH IS NOT COUNTED BY THE CLASSICAL AUTHORS WHO SPEAK OF A " FOURFOLD CITY," IS THE SUBURBIUM IN THE NORTH OF THE RIVER (China and the Roman Orient) = THE MOST COMPELLING CONTEXT FOR ADDRESSING THE METHOD ARTICULATED IN THE GRUNDRISSE WOULD BE IN A DISCUSSION OF MARX'S ANALYSIS OF CAPITALISM (Karl Marx: The Burden of Reason).

AQ 2414 = MAY YOU HAVE THE HINDSIGHT TO KNOW WHERE YOU'VE BEEN, THE INSIGHT TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE, AND THE FORESIGHT TO KNOW[N] WHEN YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR (History.com) = ACCORDING TO ARTICLE ONE OF THE NEW CONSTITUTION, THE SOVIET UNION WAS "A SOCIALIST STATE OF WORKERS AND PEASANTS," THAT IS, A TWO-CLASS STATE (Stalin in Power).

AQ 2298 = MAY YOU HAVE HINDSIGHT TO KNOW WHERE YOU'VE BEEN, FORESIGHT TO KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING, AND INSIGHT TO KNOW WHEN YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR (A Thousand Bayonets) = BRINGING INTO THE EARTH THINGS OF THE SPIRIT, BY DIRECT MANIFESTATION, IS OF THE NATURE OF THE SEVENTH RAY IN THE THEOSOPHICAL SYSTEM (Touring the Earth Tablet).

AQ 1845 = MAY YOU HAVE WARM WORDS ON A COLD EVENING, A FULL MOON ON A DARK NIGHT, AND A SMOOTH ROAD ALL THE WAY TO YOUR DOOR = CANCER 3° THROUGH THE COLD DARKENING DEPTHS OF A NORTHERN CANYON A MAN ALL BUNDLED UP IN FURS LEADS A SHAGGY REINDEER = LIBRA 7° AN ECCENTRIC OLD WITCH IS FEEDING HER CHICKENS AND SEEKING TO ALLAY THEIR FEAR OF A HAWK WHOM SHE HAS JUST TAMED.