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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Is God an idealist?

In certain emerging church circles, perhaps in an attempt to make God more manageable for certain emerging postmodern users, it is no longer being asked: Is God a perfectionist? Instead, the enquiry is: Is God an idealist?

What about that? Might God be an idealist?

If it is the case that an idealist is a person who strives after the ideal, and that idealism is the search after the best and the highest, then God cannot be an idealist.

Someone who strives cannot accurately be described as God. Someone who searches cannot accurately be described as God.

If God was an idealist, it would mean that God had a need - a need to strive and a need to search. God has no such needs. God has no needs at all. Deity has no needs. God, Deity, All That Is, is exactly that: all that is.

God therefore wants, lacks or asks nothing. God is without needs and He requires nothing from anything or anybody. If He did require something from beyond Himself, He would not be the infinite God.

God is not an idealist. And because we humans are made in God's image, and because we humans are partakers of the divine nature, we are not idealists either. And nor should we strive to be idealists, for this would be to deploy energy against the divine nature of our being. It would be a "sin" against the Holy Spirit.


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Creator creatrix creation creature

Preconceived idea

Ontological real deal

How silly is salvation?

Why is church so serious?

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Estuary Hermeneutics


The Holy Qur'an
And The Holy Bible
Are splendid resources
For the black magicians
Of Estuary Hermeneutics,
Peace be upon them.

Both books are packed full
With absolutely wonderful
Inerrant truth-claims
About The Meaning Of Life.

And there is absolute agreement
Between the two faith communities
On one point:
The Meaning Of Life
Is conflict.



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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Introducing an angel based in Europe

Page update: 06.07.07

Channie Centara is an angel, a physical human being living in Sweden, an advanced extraterrestrial and a Universal White Time Healer.

She has been working actively with benign extraterrestrials since the age of five. She now speaks over 36 different languages from various planets and star systems, and has privileged executive use of several spacecraft.

Channie has a physical human body here on Earth, but her main body is an extraterrestrial one in which she lives and in which she is active on another planet. Channie also has an angel body with wings.


Channie Centara is a Universal White Time Healer. Using Universal White Time, the healer can go back in time and give healing a few seconds before the sickness or problem occurred. The healer can also heal in present time, taking away pain and discomfort. And the healer can send the healing force into the future to prevent the illness or problem from occurring again. You don't have to be an angel to do this. Any human being can become a Universal White Time Healer.

Universal White Time can also be used in interplanetary travel. Advanced extraterrestrial starships, such as those used by the Arcturians and other ETs associated with the Order of Melchizedek, use White Time Tunnels which have been specially constructed between planets, star systems and galaxies. These White Time Tunnels can be thought of as portals.

These portals can also be used by individuals for soul travelling over vast distances and times. Some human beings, including many of our New Age children,
can recall dreams in which they were doing exactly this. There are components within dreams which are more veridical and more real than anything we experience in normal waking consciousness down here on the physical plane. Exploring these realities is a core task of the New Spirituality.

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Information about Channie Centara
From Wistancia Stone's Light Pages

Soundfile of Channie Centara speaking an extraterrestrial language to a human audience at the Wesak 2003 conference


"My Angel Diary" by Channie Centara
This is an introduction to Channie's book, with several extended text extracts.

Facts about Universal White Time Healing
From Wistancia Stone's Light Pages


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Our angels the aliens

What are angels made of?

The consciousness of the angels

Unusual cloud-form over Launceston

Working with extraterrestrial healers

The emergence of the transpersonal soul

What is the population of the universe?

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Saturday, August 19, 2006

The mean streets

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It is night.
Moth wings flutter.
A bat swoops.
Owls prowl.

In the mean streets
Of Godalming, Surrey,
A single British Bobby
In full body armour,
Riot gear
And gas mask,
Is searching
Among the Magnolia trees
For Muslim sympathisers.

Inside Number 14,
Honeysuckle Close,
Rosemary Hambledon
Notes the movement outside
And draws her curtains
Against the encroaching dark.

She has survived
One more day;
One more day
Without the horror
Of having a large,
Flaming,
Iron-bound
Copy of the
Holy Qur'an
Thrown through
Her parlour window.

She picks up
Her National Trust mug
Of Horlicks,
Sips down
Three tranquillisers,
And for what may be
The very last time,
Reaches for the wireless
And turns on
The BBC shipping forecast.




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Religion is a terrorist behaviour

Pope terror talks

The game continued

Sympathetic help for unacceptably fat women

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Friday, August 18, 2006

Fundamentalists' Bring-and-Buy

Mrs Irene Scott of Guernsey was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in 2003 but went on to recover. She had cancer of the hip, spine, blood, lymph and marrow, and believes that a combination of conventional, holistic and alternative medicine helped her combat the symptoms and side effects of the condition.

A local medic, Dr Paul Williams, while delivering a talk on "The Myth of Homeopathy" at La Villiaze Evangelical Church on the island, was challenged by Mrs Scott. In his reply, Dr Williams told her: "…. you have been cured by the devil”.

Phil Henderson's report in The Guernsey Press & Star is dated 14.08.06 and can be seen here.



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The Theologians' Brains Trust

Fundamentalism is a closed room

Fundamentalists' Fellowship

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Jolly frightening, this terror business

Page update: 17.09.06

Is terror good? Or is terror evil?

Do those activities which we associate with terror, terrorism and the war against terror, attract positivity or do they attract negativity?

Do terror and anti-terror psychologies channel positive energy and positive entities, or do they channel negative energy and negative entities?

Are terror and anti-terror psychologies manifestations of a right-hand path spirituality? Or are they manifestations of a left-hand path spirituality?

Perhaps the characterising signature of left-hand path spiritualities is their attempt to manipulate human perceptions to maximise fear.

What is the opposite of fear? The spiritual obverse of fear is love. On this view, the characterising signature of right-hand path spiritualities is their attempt to encourage human perceptions to maximise love, love being the cohering, inclusive energy of the universe.

Terrorism is designed to keep people in fear, and so is the current Western political response to terrorism.

Western polity - a manifestation of left-hand path political materialism - needs to keep the fear ratcheted up in order to erode private freedoms and to secure public funding for the military-industrial complex and its covert business controllers.

Private freedoms need to be eroded so that the reach, influence and power of the business controllers of the political class can be subliminally extended.

Religion is a form of terrorism, a left-hand path spirituality, when it affirms dogmas which engender fear, create putative spiritual enemies, generate conflict, exclude faith communities from access to salvation, make exclusive truth-claims about human textual artefacts, and which seek to restrict personal freedom or to limit private judgement in matters of faith or conduct. Religion of this kind is spiritual fascism; terrorism on stilts.

If terrorism, and its establishment response, are successful in exaggerating and sustaining a sense of danger and fear in the population at large, new spiritual, mental and physical diseases are likely to manifest.

We have already begun to see AIDS, Ebola and obesity. Now Morgellons disease is coming to notice.
This is a very strange disorder. It is not evenly distributed across the planet. At present, most reported cases appear to be clustered in the USA.

But in simple, practical terms, what can be done about terrorism and its identical twin, anti-terrorism?

Perhaps one of the best ways to negate the fear-promoting policies of the terrorists and their Western political allies is very simple: throw out the television.

The obsessive rehearsal of the images of manufactured bad news must be resisted. The creative dissemination of the idea of genuine good news must be energised.



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Morgellons mystery

My name is Television

Keep poverty permanent

Obituary of Hank Texasburger III

I am a terrorist

Religion is a terrorist behaviour

Antidote to terror

The mean streets

Under the radar

Pope terror talks

The game continued

The police are very good

My name is God and these are My instructions

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Paint an icon

You need paint
To paint an icon,
But not just physical paint.

You need eyes
To see an icon,
But not just physical eyes.

An icon's spiritual potency
Is not apprehended physically;
It is apprehended spiritually
By invisible eyes
Which can see
Invisible colours
And which can listen
To inaudible tones
And which can feel
Non-tactual textures.

An icon is
An interdimensional portal;
A crossing point
Between dimensions;
A conduit for angels
Or for that
Which is angelic in character,
Angelic in origin,
Or angelic in destiny.

You don't pay
Close attention
To an icon;
An icon pays
Close attention
To you.

Watch out:
You are being watched.


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Images of icons
>> The Resurrection of Our Lord

>> The Mother of God

>> The Virgin Mary Portaitissa (Keeper of the Gate)

>> St John the Baptist

>> St Nicholas the Wonderworker

>> St Simeon the Stylite and St Simeon of the Admirable Mountain


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Understanding icons
An introduction by Alexander Boguslawski

Understanding icons
An essay by Frederica Mathewes-Green

Understanding icons
First principles of interpretation - Orthodox World website

Icons Explained
P.W. de Ruyter's site - A Guide to Byzantine Icons, Frescoes and Mosaics on the internet from Constantinople to Macedonia to Russia, and around the world.

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Jesus is not an icon

Myth signifiers

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The consciousness of the angels

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Harriet feels a burning sensation

It is late on
At Toby's beach barbecue
When Harriet's pretty
Summer dress
Catches fire.

Harriet reflects
That fire is not just molecules
Changing address;
Fire is molecules downsizing
In order to become
Upwardly mobile.

Fire is cool like that.

Even cooler
Is the adjacent ocean.

Harriet throws herself
Into the dark, raging surf.

Not unexpectedly,
She finds the fire
In her dress
Quenched.

This is good.
The fire might have become
Tiresome
If it had been allowed
To spread
To adjacent regions.

And often
The elemental energy
Of the ocean

Is best appreciated
In the absence of clothes.


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Surf on rocks
A photograph by Anne Mary Teichert

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Mermaid

We are water beings

Lent in the open ocean

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