Angels and Demons
It may be that the dolphin has internalised its technology, as we are discovering? Externalising our technology through machines simply makes us weaker. To internalise our technology through psychic abilities, development of our bodies is a much more natural approach and everything we do in that route strengthens our body. It is really a choice of, do we want to be cyborg or human? Socially the hive mentality also plays its part. We have a tremendous psychological battle between the forces of authority that want a hive-like mentality with little grey worker robots all playing their part in a hierarchy - the many serving the few. This directly conflicts with the individuality of the human spirit, the fact that we are all different, we do have different abilities and we do have separate personalities. Again, this seems to be an eternal battle of cosmic proportions, the individual versus the hive.
Both camps have their champions and this battle will always remain. Most humans have a social conscience, which will override their individual survival mechanisms for the good of the group. This selflessness is often exploited by those few in power without conscience, society's immoral elite, despots and dictators all, that have littered the world with their discarded victims. Incredibly we allow this to happen in an endless cycle of reiteration. For more sinisterly and for the good of society, atrocities will be committed by perfectly normal people, who have been ordered to do so and so we hear again the age old phrase - we were only following orders. Yet we are all responsible for our own actions and the excuse of delegating that responsibility to others in order to ease one own conscience is no longer acceptable. It is one weakness in our character, which we must always fight against and be aware of. No atrocity can be justified for the common good and history to its endless shame is beset with such cases.
We are now in the process of rediscovering who and what we are. We are exceptionally powerful, spiritual beings having an earthly existence; we are angels in the bodies of apes and, just as with real angels, some are killer angels. The universe allows us to evolve and to experience different situations. Over many lifetimes we see the same problems from different perspectives. We play the role of victim and the role of aggressor. We evolve, collect and process information. The real purpose of our existence on this planet appears to be simply to experience all that can be experienced and, as with time wave theory, as the pendulum becomes more and more erratic and chaotic, the excesses become greater, the death count becomes higher. And, as with the cycles of time, this will come to an end - and this too shall pass. For we are fast approaching 2012 and the beginning of a new cycle where we have the cosmic opportunity to transform into a new age of evolution and understanding. We are the architects of the future not the victims and as with a quantum universe, what we wish for, is what we get. What wonders will our collective psyche manifest?
Lost in Time
We are all lost - we are navigating a new paradigm on this planet. As above so below. It is a nexus point. Spitting of timelines. Sheep and Goat time. Old soul bonds are broken. Auld Lang Syn. A time of manifesting your heart desires. Logical head vs the passionate heart. Look into your heart and set the course. No ex lame duck man baggage.
We are all surfers paddling around looking for next big wave. I trust the the universal spirit - Love
Tri-dimensional vehicles for consciousness
Part three of my soul memories chronology:
Raveneau de Lussan
Born 1663 in Paris was a French buccaneer. Died by drowning off of the coast of Menorca (Minorca) is one of Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea.
He belonged to a noble but impoverished family, and embraced a military career at the age of 14. In 1679 he embarked for Santo Domingo in search of fortune, but was unsuccessful, and joined the buccaneers under Laurens de Graaf, sailing from Petit-Goâve, 22 November 1684. He soon left de Graaf at the head of a band of his own, and in 1685 pillaged the town of El Realejo. In 1686 his band took part in the capture of Grenada, and, not finding the booty they expected, set fire to the city. After this Lussan separated from the English pirates, but he joined them again for the purpose of attacking Guayaquil, which they took with much booty.
Lussan and a part of his followers then sailed for Tehuantepec, which they captured, and went as far north as Acapulco. They returned to Mapala, a port north of El Realejo, and deliberated on the route they should take to reach the Antilles. It was agreed to march to Nueva Segovia, a town situated on the Coco River, which empties into the Atlantic. Of this expedition Voltaire said: "The retreat of the ten thousand will always be more celebrated, but is not to be compared to it." Lussan formed four companies, of seventy men each, and made them swear to observe the severest discipline. On 2 January 1688, after praying together, and sinking their boats for fear they might fall into the power of the Spaniards, they began their march, and in ten days, during which they were almost constantly engaged in fighting superior numbers, they reached Nueva Segovia. One evening, in a defile surrounded by rocks of great height on which the Spaniards had intrenched themselves, the buccaneers sought hopelessly for a way of escape. Lussan proposed that, leaving eighty men to guard the sick, they should get in the rear of the mountains and then surprise the enemy. His advice was at first rejected, but was adopted when their case became desperate. They found a path which led behind the mountains, and, favored by a thick fog, they forced the intrenchments of the Spaniards and put them to flight.
After this victory they chanted a Te Deum. They then descended the Yara on the wretched boats of the country, and came in sight of Cape Gracias a Dios on 9 February. Lussan embarked on an English lugger on 14 February, and reached Santo Domingo on 6 April. He had marched nearly 1,000 miles, constantly harassed by the Spaniards, although the distance from the point where he started to that which he wished to reach was but 240 miles in a straight line.
Lussan published Journal du voyage fait à la mer du Sud avec les flibustiers de l'Amérique (Paris, 1688, 1690, 1705). It was dedicated to the minister of the navy, who, in common with most Frenchmen of the time, appeared to consider the exploits of Lussan worthy of approval. Although the work is confused, it contains curious and interesting details on the productions and manners of the natives of the countries he visited.
General William Baillie
Born: c. 1600 (Baillie died officially in 1653) Died: c. 1662 whilst in the Confederate Dutch Naval Service.
He was a Scottish professional soldier who fought for the Dutch and later commanded a regiment under Gustavus Adolphus in Sweden. Previously having seen service in the Scots-Dutch brigade, he joined the Scottish regiment of Colonel Alexander Hamilton in Sweden before going on to command a German regiment. Records of his service in the Swedish army fade out after 1633. He returned to Scotland in 1639.
William Baillie served as Lieutenant General of Foot in the Army of the Solemn League and Covenant in 1644. See A list of the Several Regiments and Chief Officers of the Scottish Army quartered neer Newcastle (London 1644); Ed. Furgol, A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies, 1639-1641 (Edinburgh, 1990), passim.
Addenda: Baillie's service in the Civil Wars
Colonel, Angus Foot: 1644-1647
Lieutenant-General, Home Army: 1644-1645
Lieutenant-General of Foot, New Model Army and Colonel, Scott's Foot: 1648
Bishops Wars; English Civil War
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SWEDEN, ALEXANDER/JOHN HAMILTON
Arrived 1629-01-01, as LT. COLONEL
Departed 1630-06-30, as LT. COLONEL
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
Arrived 1630-10-13, as LT. COLONEL
Departed 1630-10-29, as LT. COLONEL
Capacity ENVOY, purpose DIPLOMACY, MILITARY
SWEDEN, GERMAN INFANTRY REGIMENT
Arrived 1630-10-31, as COLONEL
Departed 1633-12-31, as COLONEL
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SCOTLAND, STUART KINGDOMS, ARMY OF THE SOLEMN LEAGUE, MARSTON MOOR
Arrived 1638-01-01, as COLONEL
Departed 1648-12-31, as LT. GENERAL
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
(真田 幸村, 1567 – June 3, 1615), actual name: Sanada Nobushige (真田 信繁), was a Japanese samurai warrior of the Sengoku period. He was especially known as the leading general on the defending side of the Siege of Osaka.