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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Johnny Otis and Etta James - The Soundtrack of my Life

This week two icons passed away within days of each other. Johnny Otis and Etta James...As they play their music on KPFA, I find myself sobbing. I always adored "With Every Beat of My Heart". My preference was for the version by the Royals. I didn't know Otis wrote it! This morning I heard the story of why.
Johnny was one of those people who just kept going. Present and steady, yet ever-changing. A truly unique man who was not afraid to walk his talk or step out of the box.

I only saw him  once in person in Santa Rosa playing with his family members. I was confused! He looked White! I thought he was Black! His kids were clearly of mixed race. It didn't matter, of course, it's just that after years of hearing a voice...and making an assumption, I was surprised. But then, that was the nature of the man. He encouraged you to look at your assumptions, change your attitudes. It was empowering.

Who would expect a band leader, musician - a guy who hung out in nightclubs and bars to make a living, etc...to be an organic farmer and cook?

Or to be such a family man? The fact that he performed with his children and grand-children was a testament to his success as a parent. I could hear his love for humanity in his voice on the radio. He will be missed.

Etta James..Otis discovered her - died 2 days after him. She sang another one of those songs from my childhood that affected my ideas about love - "At Last". I didn't know much about her except that I liked her music. We didn't get all the details about people lives like we do today.

Listening to their music in the last couple of days, I realize how much it affected me. I have always found it interesting that people get imprinted with the music that is popular when their sex hormones kick in. Somehow, that becomes the 'soundtrack' of love, sex and intimacy. And it was no different for me.

No matter how old and senile someone gets, they still know all the words to those songs. It's amazing really. They become embedded at a deep level in our hearts and souls.

The fact that these two died within days of each other, he at 90, she at 73, shows that their souls were connected. I can see Johnny leading the band, while Etta stands at the mike in the great nightclub in the sky. Keep singing....

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Unlocking the Pyramid Code: Ancient Egypt as a Model for Empowerment

We have been viewing this series at Songbird since November 27. Two session remain - one January 8th and the final one on January 15th. Livestream interviews between Dr. Carmen Boulter and experts on some aspect of ancient Egyptian language, culture, art, technology, etc. An amazing series.

I first became interested in the ancient Egyptians (in this lifetime) when I saw a movie called "Land of the Pharaohs" at the drive-in with my parents. I must have been around 5 or 6 years old - whenever that film came out and it resonated with me. Coupled with my visits to museums, it rekindled past life memories. I was hooked.

I finally got to go to Egypt in 1997 with one of my Sufi teachers. I am so grateful that I went in this way, since we went in reverence, praying in each temple and seeking the roots of Sufism. I had many amazing experiences in the temples, especially Dendera, Philae and in the Great Pyramid.

Since that trip, I have had more past -life recall about my role there...at least in a few lifetimes. So this series has been especially significant to me.

Visit my blogs on herbalism, astrology and the Maya to see what else I'm into.


I recommend this Evolver Intensives series and although there are only a couple of session remaining, you can purchase them by clicking here.

Here's what the Evolver Intensive website says about Christopher Dunn and his work:

"Did the ancient Egyptians use an energy technology more advanced than our own? After learning of the Great Pyramid's precision and design characteristics, Christopher Dunn proposed that this edifice may have had an original purpose that differed from conventional opinion. Further research led Chris to conclude that it was originally built to provide a highly technical society with energy -- in short, it was a very large machine. Discovering the purpose of this machine and documenting his case took the better part of twenty years of research, culminating in the 1998 publication of Chris’s book, The Giza Power Plant: Technologies of Ancient Egypt, which describes a holistic energy device that is harmonically coupled with the Earth and its inhabitants.

Chris is also author of Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt: Advanced Engineering in the Temples of the Pharaohs. His work has been referenced and quoted in books such as Graham Hancock's Fingerprints of the Gods, Colin Wilson's From Atlantis to the Sphinx, and Joseph P. Farrell's Giza Death Star Trilogy. He has appeared on PAX Television, the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Lifetime Television and most recently on the History Channel in the Ancient Alien episode ‘The Evidence’.

n this session, Carmen and Chris will discuss:

  • Concrete evidence of high level technology in ancient Egypt
  • Mechanics of how the Great Pyramid could have functioned as a power plant for free energy
  • Lost technologies of ancient Egypt
  • News behind Gantenbrink’s door in the shaft inside the Great Pyramid"
Then on January 15th William Henry!
Again from the website:

"William Henry brought to the world’s attention a truly amazing discovery: the symbolism used by the ancient Egyptians to depict their gods traveling the stars matches illustrations used by modern science to symbolize stargate and wormholes. Stargates or wormholes are cosmic gateways that theoretically link regions of the universe millions of light years apart and allow nearly instantaneous communication between these regions. Could the abilities of the ancient Egyptians be pointing us toward the innovations of tomorrow?

William Henry is an author, investigative mythologist, host of Revelations radio, and guide into the transformative power of art and symbols of human ascension. He has been documenting humanity’s awakening to its spiritual magnificence for over 20 years. Inspired by the great accomplishments of antiquity, William brings the evidence of our divinity. By bringing to life the stories of ascension through art, he teaches the secrets of soul transfiguration or metamorphosis and connects people to one another across cultures, time and space. William is currently co-authoring a video book with our host, Dr Carmen Boulter.

In this session, Carmen and William will discuss:

  • The science of stargates and the evidence in temples of a superior science
  • The transformative power of symbols in ancient Egypt
  • The secrets of light body activation
  • Decoding the cosmic storyboard at Temple of Hathor at Dendera"