"Natures Fireworks" - A Guide to OPAL - Pt 1 Myths, Legends and FolkloreWritten by Stuart Bazga
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"Long, long ago Wangkumara people decided to send a pelican (Muda) to explore Northern Territory, so he could return and tell them what was there. After a time, while still in Queensland, pelican felt ill and landed on top of a hill. While resting, pelican observed ground beneath him, amazed by its magnificent array of colours. Being curious he began to peck at coloured stones with his beak. Suddenly, a spark flew out and lit dry grass nearby. The flames rose and spread across long distances, approaching a group of Wangkumara who were camped near by. The people were able to cook their meat and fish for first time, grateful for this new gift brought by these precious stones".
Throughout history, early cultures credited opal with magical properties, believing it to possess healing properties of all gemstones, due to its multitude of colours.
The ancient Greeks believed opal gave wearer protection from disease and was a sought after gem for its gift of prophecy and foresight. Greek astrologers, mediums and soothsayers also used stone for divination. As well as its mystical significance and psychic vision properties, opal was also thought to aid in digestion, stomach disorder, and to cure all disease associated with eyes. It was believed that when a person was to suffer a minor illness, stone became dull and grey; it would turn a sickly yellow when an injury or accident was about to occur.
Superstitions associated with opal continued throughout Middle Ages, when opal was widely believed to be beneficial to eyesight, while others thought wearing opal would render wearer invisible to eye. It was for this reason thieves held opal in such high regard, using it as their symbol, due to this superstition. Blond haired women wore necklaces of opal to protect their hair from loosing its colour, while opal amulets were worn to attract happiness, love, good fortune and favour.
In 19th century, opal was considered unlucky in Europe, due to plot of a popular novel of time written by Sir Walter Scott, while in Asia it has always been considered to bring loyalty and hope to wearer.
this concludes part 1. In part 2, we discover where opal is mined around world. You will be surprised at some of locations.
I hope you have enjoyed reading part 1 and I look forwrd to your company again in part 2.
best wishes and have a great day
I started Kulpunya Opals several years ago to provide the UK and Europe with a specialist supply of opals.
We import directly from key suppliers in Australia with whom we have developed strong and long-term relationships.
Megaliths and Pole FlipsWritten by Robert Bruce Baird
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Could we be so wise as to admit ancients might have known how to place megaliths in Neolithic times so that a form of computer self-powering macrochip was created? Magnetometer readings show same wavelength or cycles thereof in megaliths and Great Pyramid. Could Great Pyramid and its earlier smaller capstone model have been CPU or central processing unit in league with an attuned priesthood? Was there ever a crustal shift? There is drift in continental and tectonic movements as well as rising earth when glaciers retreat that is going on to present day. It takes thousands of years for earth’s crust to rebound from miles of glacier ice on top of it.
“At first, researchers assumed that these reversals would prove to have occurred regularly, every million years or so, regular as ticks of a clock. And indeed, Cox recalls wryly, their first data seemed to fit this pattern. (‘I think that it’s always true that if you don’t have very much data, it will fit your theory.’) But then they began to find reversals that had lasted a mere 100,000 years. For a while thereafter they said ticking is slightly irregular, but at last they had to acknowledge that it is totally irregular, random. ‘For me, this was a very frustrating experience,’ Cox says. ‘Scientists always like to find some very simple, regular pattern in nature. You’re always looking for order. And odd kind of order we found was almost perfect disorder.’ Two decades ago, Allan Cox and Brent Dalrymple proved that Earth’s magnetic field can flip-flop, its north and south magnetic poles suddenly reversing. This has happened nine times in past four million years, and it may happen again quite soon. The discovery led to a momentous change in way we view Earth….
What is more, if sea floor has spread, oceans must have grown, continents must have moved. Wegener, it seemed was right too. Virtually overnight, confirmed ‘fixists’ became ‘mobilists’ and ‘drifters’. Wegener’s theory had been tooted off stage because he could not explain what forces move continents. By late 1960s, it was ‘still’ unclear what propelled all this motion, but evidence for motion itself was inescapable. New converts cited what is sometimes called Ayer’s law: ‘What ‘has’ happened, ‘can’ happen.’ Earth scientists old and young had to adapt themselves to Wegener’s vision of a restless and driven globe.” (7)
Jim Bowles has a mathematical formula for rotational bending that might explain some of ways that Earth Energy Grid alters inertia or gravity forces which would keep things stationary. There is a lot left to learn about all these things. Unfortunately Jim is proud of his formula and thinks it supports Hapgood and sudden crustal shift theory. The astrological insights to how Earth, Moon, Sun and Water affects us from moment of conception have a lot more validity than most modern academics will allow but not as much as scholars thought a couple of centuries ago perhaps.
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