Written by Robert Bruce Baird

ICE AGES: - The impact ofrepparttar ice ages and inter-glacial effects onrepparttar 142760 rise and fall of ocean levels andrepparttar 142761 earth readjustments torepparttar 142762 departure ofrepparttar 142763 ice cap cannot be over-looked inrepparttar 142764 human historical picture. Research inrepparttar 142765 area is far greater than inrepparttar 142766 recent past and we can learn what might have happened to earlier civilizations on earth. Atlantis is a given name for a civilization that inhabited many islands and coastal regions, in my mind. The idea of one central location makes little sense when one considers such things as Ice Ages and changes inrepparttar 142767 flow ofrepparttar 142768 Gulf Stream and climate that resulted. Because it lasted for from 30,000 to 100,000 years and may have co-existed with other civilizations rising and falling it is most inauspicious to debate one specific time when it was in Tara or Crete orrepparttar 142769 Azores or Bimini or even Finias. That seems to berepparttar 142770 usual debate amongrepparttar 142771 over 25,000 books written about just this one lost civilization. As long as people don't integrate all facts they inevitably just come up with theories to fit pet or prevailing concepts. In Gateway to Atlantis, 'The Search forrepparttar 142772 source of a lost Civilization' we see a far better scholar who is doingrepparttar 142773 right kind of investigation. Mapping ofrepparttar 142774 ocean bottoms and geological understandings as well as studying glacial deposits and tree rings gives a better picture of history than history books.

"In 1960 a scientific paper by Wallace S. Broecker and his colleagues Maurice Ewing and Bruce C. Heezen, of Lamont Geological Observatory at Columbia University, Palisades, New York, appeared inrepparttar 142775 'American Journal of Science'. Entitled 'Evidence for an Abrupt Change in Climate close to 11,000 years ago', it advancedrepparttar 142776 theory that a 'number of geographically isolated systems suggested thatrepparttar 142777 warming of world-wide climate which occurred atrepparttar 142778 close of Wisconsin glacial times was extremely abrupt. (3)

By examining sediment cores taken from various deep-sea locations, Broecker and his team were able to demonstrate that around c. 9000 BC.repparttar 142779 surface water temperature ofrepparttar 142780 Atlantic Ocean increased by between six and ten degrees centigrade, (4) enough to alter its entire ecosystem. More significantly, it was found thatrepparttar 142781 bottom waters ofrepparttar 142782 Cariaco Trench inrepparttar 142783 Caribbean Sea, off Venezuela, suddenly stagnated, {The Gulf Stream being sent back south from hittingrepparttar 142784 land aroundrepparttar 142785 Azores whenrepparttar 142786 water level was lower suddenly started warmingrepparttar 142787 Iceland and British Isles regions, again.} showing that an abrupt change in water circulation had taken place coincident torepparttar 142788 warming ofrepparttar 142789 oceans. (5) Additionally,repparttar 142790 silt deposits washing intorepparttar 142791 Gulf of Mexico fromrepparttar 142792 Mississippi Valley abruptly halted and were retained inrepparttar 142793 delta and valleys, asrepparttar 142794 waters fromrepparttar 142795 glacier-bound Great Lakes switched direction and began draining throughrepparttar 142796 previously frozen northern outlets. (6) With extreme rapidity,repparttar 142797 water levels of these lakes shrank from maximum volume, down torepparttar 142798 much lower level they occupy today. (7)

Amongrepparttar 142799 data drawn on by Broecker and his team to make their findings wasrepparttar 142800 work conducted in 1957 by Cesare Emiliani ofrepparttar 142801 Department of Geology atrepparttar 142802 University of Miami. He found that deep-sea cores displayed clear evidence of an abrupt temperature turn around in 9000 BC. was responsible forrepparttar 142803 other changes set out by Broecker et al. (8) However, since other cores examined by Emiliani had not shownrepparttar 142804 same rapid transition, he decided thatrepparttar 142805 anomalous cores lacked vital sediment layers covering a period of several thousand years of ecological history, and so dismissed them as unreliable. (9) Yet Broecker and his colleagues disputed Emiliani's interpretation ofrepparttar 142806 results. They could find no reason to suppose that key sediment layers could have been lost inrepparttar 142807 manner suggested. As a consequence, they reinstated Emiliani's controversial findings as crucial evidence of a major shift in oceanic temperatures around 11,000 years ago. (10)

Although Broecker et al seemed keen to promote a date of c. 9000 BC forrepparttar 142808 rapid transition from glacial to post-glacial ages, there are indications that this event did not occur until a slightly later period. At least three lake sites inrepparttar 142809 Great Basin region revealed carbon-14 dates around 8000 BC for a maximum water level shortly 'before' they experienced a sudden desiccation afterrepparttar 142810 withdrawal ofrepparttar 142811 ice sheets. (11) In addition to this, marine shells fromrepparttar 142812 St. Lawrence Valley, which provided evidence of an invasion of seawater coincident to a rapid ice retreat, frequently produced dates 'post' 9000 BC. (12)

The Charm of Making

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

CHARM OF MAKING: - This is said to berepparttar most powerful of all charms and abilities inrepparttar 142223 occult realms by those who have named it, at least. The truth is that much like many practitioners who devise esoteric conceptsrepparttar 142224 designers and embellishers or refiners of this concept would like us to believe they are all powerful. It reminds me of something I read in Morning ofrepparttar 142225 Magicians whenrepparttar 142226 authors were meeting withrepparttar 142227 immortal Fulcanelli. They talked about Georges Gurdjieff and his apparent process of dance that incorporatesrepparttar 142228 Mudra/Mutra brain lobe integration and disciplines of breath and centeredness to keeprepparttar 142229 mind so busy that nothing but truth penetratesrepparttar 142230 consciousness after a while. A regimen of dance and flexibility with a consciousness ofrepparttar 142231 marvel of our earthly muscular superstructure was a part of it as well. Gurdjieff claims he learned these things in a secluded paradise inrepparttar 142232 mountain valleys of Tibet where people live to 300 years of age. Atrepparttar 142233 age of 87 (or so) Gurdjieff himself was in a confrontation with a car. He lost! Included in his injuries was a broken pelvis and no one thought he'd recover. He did! Then he died a year or so afterwards. Atrepparttar 142234 time Pauwels and Bergier were talking with Fulcanelli they asked him what he thought of Gurdjieff and his fame. Fulcanelli remarked something torepparttar 142235 effect that Georges was a very good man and then said. 'If he knows so much why does he teach and not just create?'

This is what those whose Grimoires are full of decrees would like us to think they can do. Having met them and lived with them, I am not convinced. However, it would seem some truly adept people can (on occasion) make manifest certain realities of a miraculous sort. When someone heals withrepparttar 142236 laying on of hands, there is no charm of making ritual, but that does not mean they haven't acclimated and trained themselves through some similar process or haven't been given such a talent innately. We can't say for sure that ritual isn't part of miracles but we can say there is no absolute necessity of good being associated with said miracles. Inrepparttar 142237 final analysis I am inclined to disregardrepparttar 142238 psychopompous nature of power seekers and proselytes who play with things they use and abuse for personal gain.

Whenrepparttar 142239 acts are forrepparttar 142240 good of all and brotherhood they can more frequently be seen as coherent inputs fromrepparttar 142241 natural forces. Asrepparttar 142242 Law ofrepparttar 142243 Magi states - 'Right Thought = Right Action'. Here is a little miracle that I know is possible yet most would say is pure hogwash and fantasy ofrepparttar 142244 'savage' mind that can't be trusted because they are often drunk and illiterate. Would you imagine yourself able to enjoy drinking if your people had been treatedrepparttar 142245 way they have been? Who defines what value it is to write whenrepparttar 142246 person can't 'communicate' with their soul? "AMONG THE INDIANS

In 1950, Jean was Dance Artist in Residence forrepparttar 142247 University of Colorado Arts Festival, sorepparttar 142248 Campbells returned again forrepparttar 142249 summer intensive. This time they would drive out from New York, so that afterward they could travel to New Mexico forrepparttar 142250 magnificent Gallup Indian Festival. Also 1950 would berepparttar 142251 first summer that Jean brought a dance troupe torepparttar 142252 Colorado summer program; bringingrepparttar 142253 car would allow them to transport some ofrepparttar 142254 company to Denver.

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