Human Genome and Mayan Calendar

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

HUMAN GENOME PROJECT: - In 1991 Michael Coe wrote Breakingrepparttar Mayan Code in which he said knowing how this language was ‘both phonetic as well as pictographic was as important asrepparttar 146500 Human Genome Project and space colonization’. Personally I think it is very important to seerepparttar 146501 Mayans had a language understandable in many contexts across numerous tribes and people. It IS very important to our proposed Brotherhood of Man. It is not as important as either ofrepparttar 146502 other major advances forrepparttar 146503 near future of mankind; space colonization will be our saving grace as remnants of humanity even if he would interpretrepparttar 146504 Mayan prophecy that calls for a new civilization in 2012 as an end to earthian humans. My personal hope isrepparttar 146505 prophecy relates to a new purpose and focus for humanity. That will require ethical approaches torepparttar 146506 Human Genome Project. We do not need to force a small group of humans into some new species even if they think it would be best for themselves or all of us, collectively. Those who will desirerepparttar 146507 near immortality gene-therapy andrepparttar 146508 fixing of telomeres it will allow should not be allowed to become Homo Sapiens Immortalis if all people are not allowed access. How can we stop this from happening? What about cloning humans? Then there is Danny Hillis and those who would like to dump their brain into a perfected robot of sentient ability. This is not a science fiction primer but it must seem so at this juncture, or at least it would have to my father's generation.

"The genetic instructions for making a person take up less than 21/2 centimetres ofrepparttar 146509 1.8-metre-long strand of DNA that's stuffed inside virtually every cell inrepparttar 146510 body, according to new findings. Most ofrepparttar 146511 rest ofrepparttar 146512 human genome is filled with weird life-like entities that have settled inrepparttar 146513 genome like squatters, among them microscopic bits of foreign DNA {Gardner says some is Anunnaki or alien DNA, and that blank parts exist for more programming.} that live like parasites on human DNA and even smaller bits that sponge off those parasites. Although scientists have known that such critters existed inrepparttar 146514 human genome, only now have they been able to see how many there really are, how they are distributed among people's genes, and how these complex communities evolved insiderepparttar 146515 cells of human ancestors over millions of years…

'We've calledrepparttar 146516 human genomerepparttar 146517 book of life, but it's really three books,' said Francis Collins, director ofrepparttar 146518 National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, Md., and a chief ofrepparttar 146519 human genome project. 'It's a history book. It's a shop manual and a parts list. And' it's a textbook of medicine more profoundly detailed than ever.’...

The researchers also found that sperm carry twice as many mutations as eggs, suggesting that men arerepparttar 146520 major source of genetic errors and evolutionary innovation.

Fire Walkers #2

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

They stood in two rows beforerepparttar altar, and beating time withrepparttar 146068 jingles ofrepparttar 146069 staffs and batons in their right hands, chanted, ensemble,repparttar 146070 'hridaya' sutra. This finished, they went and settled onrepparttar 146071 seats prepared for them atrepparttar 146072 two sides ofrepparttar 146073 area. The abbot in his robe came to our side and sat facingrepparttar 146074 altar. And another, very nice gentleman, who was a kind of second abbot, came and thanked us for being present. {The honor of energy and soul amongrepparttar 146075 rituals of all disciplines is more than Robert's Rules of Order or any polite and pernicious etiquette.}

In a moment, another, smaller group of Yamabushi arrived and were ceremoniously challenged atrepparttar 146076 entrance by two Yamabushi guardians. In a kind of Noh play dialogue...the newcomers, through their leader, were askedrepparttar 146077 meaning ofrepparttar 146078 term Yamabushi andrepparttar 146079 reason for each ofrepparttar 146080 elements ofrepparttar 146081 costume. The replies were given with great force - as though an actual battle were taking place {It is my opinion that much ancient art and frescoes showing battles are of this nature and that many battles were avoided by use of such display of force.}, and inrepparttar 146082 end, when they had proven themselves,repparttar 146083 new group was admitted to sit withrepparttar 146084 rest, after ceremonially circumambulatingrepparttar 146085 pyre.

A little Yamabushi now got up, with a long bow and a sheaf of arrows, and at each ofrepparttar 146086 comers pretended to shoot an arrow intorepparttar 146087 air. {Wererepparttar 146088 comers aligned withrepparttar 146089 points on a compass likerepparttar 146090 sabbat rituals, with their fires surrounding?}

Next, another Yamabushi got up with a sword, and, after praying beforerepparttar 146091 pyre, waved it atrepparttar 146092 pyre and returned to his seat. The abbot stood beforerepparttar 146093 pyre and read a sutra from a piece of paper which was tucked intorepparttar 146094 pyre. And thenrepparttar 146095 stage was set forrepparttar 146096 great event.

It began with two Yamabushi bearing long, flaming faggots, one at either side ofrepparttar 146097 pyre, reaching in, low, and settingrepparttar 146098 pyre aflame. (Biblio and notes: 'Campbell wrote in his journal: 'It is most remarkable that inrepparttar 146099 Goma fire sacrifice that we were about to witness, elements ofrepparttar 146100 Brahminical Soma sacrifice, as well as ofrepparttar 146101 much later Tantric Buddhism ofrepparttar 146102 great medieval period were synthesized, and colored, moreover, withrepparttar 146103 tincture of Shinto. Hanging aroundrepparttar 146104 sacred area were strings bearingrepparttar 146105 jagged paper offerings characteristic of Shinto--not white, but colored.')

It went up with a great belch of smoke, which billowed heavily torepparttar 146106 left (our left) and completely engulfedrepparttar 146107 Yamabushi. Since I was taking pictures, I was glad that the; breeze leaned in that direction—{Smoke is easily moved andrepparttar 146108 Yamabushi were so gracious that they made it possible for him to see and take photos, too.} thoughrepparttar 146109 air seemed, actually quite still. Rather soon, that side ofrepparttar 146110 area cleared andrepparttar 146111 smoke curved around back ofrepparttar 146112 pyre and over torepparttar 146113 right, and then, rapidly, it engulfed our part ofrepparttar 146114 area: remaining, however, only for a moment, it was, presently, back where it had been atrepparttar 146115 start {Whererepparttar 146116 Yamabushi would imbue their energy through smoke to fire and then logs, perhaps.}. It was a terrific mass of smoke, full of sparks and blazing fragments, and when it came around our way again {Picking up energy ofrepparttar 146117 four primary forces atrepparttar 146118 cardinal grid points.} it burned a couple of neat little holes in my blue Dacron suit--which has been my chief suit throughout this journey. There was a great chant in progress that reminded me more ofrepparttar 146119 noise ofrepparttar 146120 Navajos than anything I've ever heard {And he traveled widely as a scholar observing with an open mindrepparttar 146121 spiritual and rich cultural heritage shared in similar ways throughout every region ofrepparttar 146122 world.}, andrepparttar 146123 general atmosphere was a bit exciting. One ofrepparttar 146124 young men insiderepparttar 146125 area came over and said something to Haru, who then pointed out to me a Yamabushi who was sitting about eight feet off my starboard bow. 'That'srepparttar 146126 one,' he said, 'who is makingrepparttar 146127 smoke go round.' I looked, and suddenly realized what I was witnessing. The chant was filling allrepparttar 146128 air. The smoke, definitely, was circulating inrepparttar 146129 clockwise direction (Joseph illustrates this with a rightward pointing swastika in his journal {The swastika is adapted by Gurdjieff from a Tibetan symbol and mandala of great antiquity.}): and this Yamabushi, with an attendant beside him, sitting on his shins, was moving his hands, pushing, conjuring, and pulling, like a cowboy turning a steer with a rope--onlyrepparttar 146130 rope couldn't be seen. I was so surprised I felt a sudden thump inside me, and I began taking photos of this little man, like mad. Four Yamabushi with water scoops, meanwhile, were dipping water ontorepparttar 146131 sides ofrepparttar 146132 fire--ostensibly to keeprepparttar 146133 flames under control, but perhaps also to give a bit of mechanical assistance torepparttar 146134 magic.

After a while, whenrepparttar 146135 smoke diminished andrepparttar 146136 flames increased, my Yamabushi began, ceremonially, tossing little stacks of wooden tablets ontorepparttar 146137 fire, on whichrepparttar 146138 votive prayers of individuals inrepparttar 146139 congregation had been inscribed... When allrepparttar 146140 packets had been thrown in,repparttar 146141 pyre was pulled apart andrepparttar 146142 logs were dragged over to a pit onrepparttar 146143 right side ofrepparttar 146144 area over which they were placed, as a log lid. Beneath,repparttar 146145 flaming coals and smaller wood then was put so that tongues of flame leapt up betweenrepparttar 146146 logs--and many ofrepparttar 146147 people ofrepparttar 146148 congregation, removing their 'getas' and 'zori', prepared to walk across. The nice gentleman who had welcomed us would berepparttar 146149 first to go. The wizard was at one end ofrepparttar 146150 pit conjuring a power to cure intorepparttar 146151 fire and coolingrepparttar 146152 flames: his assistant was atrepparttar 146153 other end, doingrepparttar 146154 same. And so, since I had seen, through his work onrepparttar 146155 smoke, that he was a true master of fire, I caughtrepparttar 146156 fever and began to decide that I might walk across too.

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