Friday, November 27, 2009

μυριάς (myrias) - “‘number of 10,000’”

I love little bites of knowledge.

In reading Isaac Asimov's "Realm of Numbers" I come to a paragraph about how the Greeks gave the name "Myrias" to the number 10,000.

We have "hundred" for 100.
"Thousand" for 1000
And once, in a long ago time, we had "myrias" for 10,000,
Or at least the Greeks did.
Now we just have boring old "ten-thousand".

From the Greek word myrias we now have "myriad".

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gratitude is the Right Attitude

Happy Thanksgiving.

I apologize for getting behind on the day series that I started. I managed to do Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I'm hoping to pick it back up on a Monday, hopefully this coming Monday. Also, since we're getting ready to start a new month it will be a good time for me to make some monthly posts on how the months got their names.

I'm behind on responding to comments so I will just use this opportunity to thank everyone for leaving your thoughtful comments. I am grateful for your visits and comments because it is nice to have your company.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Air Force One

So, today I asked the President
If I could take a ride
In his Air Force One airplane

The plane took off
It flew higher and higher
Through the clouds
Through the earth's atmosphere
Into space
Black space with all the

When we had left the earth's atmosphere
I realized we had escaped
The cloudy sphere of my self
And finally we were in
A misty white heaven
With bright white light
But it was peaceful there

And I knew that

I wasn't alone
All around me was another
And that other
Made me feel peace and secure
And assured me that
I can do it alone

Some time before that
I had sent a question out into the Universe
I asked for help

Now I know that the President
Was my self whose permission
I had to receive to go beyond

The President is the self
That thinks the distracting thoughts
That feels the depression
That keeps the voice
Of the Higher One from being heard

When I flew out of the atmosphere
Of the self
Into space
I was really flying
Into the Higher One

And all this
That you have just read
Is the vision
That was given to me

Thank you Universe
For showing me the way to
Get the hell out of Dodge

Happy Sunday

Today I am late getting to this day series;
For some of you it is already Monday.
Soon I will start a month series.
December 1st seems a likely date.

Sunday = Sun's Day
Pictured above is the sun god Apollo,
Though the sun gods are many
Throughout the world's
Like Egypt's Ra,
India's Agni,
The Angles' and Saxons' Sol.

On the Tree of Life,
Tiphereth is the Sun.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Friday

Friday = Freya's Day
Planet = Venus
On the Tree of Life Venus is the 7th sephirah, Netzah.

Don't make her jealous or you may find yourself sorting seeds.

For more correspondences, see:

For more on the story of Freya and Friday, see:

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Missing Pluto

Today it dawned on me that the planetary mnemonic we learned as children will no longer work since Pluto is no longer a planet. That Pluto is not a planet anymore is old news of course, but the uselessness of that old mnemonic hit me hard just now.

My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas


Now what should we use to help us memorize the order of the planets?

Asking this very question sent me on my way doing a Google search for "planetary mnemonic", and this is what I found:

The International Astronomical Union has suggested a revised mnemonic, namely, "My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos."

(This phrase does not include dwarf planets, but there have been competitions looking for the best mnemonic for the planets and dwarf planets.)

Happy Thursday

Thursday = Thor's Day

Jupiter is the 5th planet from the Sun.
Thursday is the 5th day of the week.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Personality Tests

I really seem to be fascinated by personality tests, lately, and not just my own; I've asked friends to take them so I could see their results.

I've been taking more quizzes and posting the results here:

These are fun.  I invite you to take the quizzes and to share your results if you are feeling open.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My Serial Number - INFP, 4w5 sp

I'm in the midst of a discussion with someone about personality types, and I take an interest in this subject as it is allowing me to learn a little bit more about myself, what my hidden motives are, etc. I suppose it might be considered a step in the direction of transformation. I don't know how I can submit my ego if I don't know my ego very well. Finding the ego has been like looking for a needle in a haystack. There are many things about myself that I don't like, such as my tendency to be self-absorbed. It really doesn't help that I score 100% introverted on MBTI tests. I have taken the MBTI test a number of times over the past couple years and the result has stayed the same. I've also taken various Enneagram tests from various sites to be sure I have the right results.

Here are some graphics that show some of the results of the MBTI, Multiple Intelligences and Enneagram tests I've taken.

Click to view my Personality Profile page

Main Type
Overall Self
Take Free Enneagram Personality Test

Enneagram Test Results
Type 1 Perfectionism |||||| 30%
Type 2 Helpfulness |||||||||||| 42%
Type 3 Image Focus |||||| 22%
Type 4 Hypersensitivity |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Type 5 Detachment |||||||||||||||||||| 86%
Type 6 Anxiety |||||| 30%
Type 7 Adventurousness |||| 18%
Type 8 Aggressiveness |||||| 22%
Type 9 Calmness |||||||||||| 50%
Your main type is 4
Your variant is self pres
Take Free Enneagram Personality Test

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Who Do Voodoo? I Do Voodoo!

If you are in any way afraid of Voodoo dolls you may want to skip this post. I know there are some out there who are, so let me remind us that the only scary demon we have to fear with Voodoo is fear itself. I could go on and on with a spiel about how demons are energetic thoughtforms created by ourselves, and they are some very seriously scary demons like Hatred, Fear, Ignorance, not these ugly creatures like you see in scary movies, although scary movies are allegories for the demons we create.

Before I get too far off topic, I wanted to tell the story about my own personal voodoo doll and the reward I have achieved through its use. I hope I haven't already told this story on this blog - I can at times be absentminded - so if I have, please forgive me.

A few years ago a coworker went to New Orleans and bought me a souvenir gift; it was a Voodoo doll. The instructions say to do this or that for love, money or revenge. One is supposed to pin a piece of paper onto the doll using either the white or black pin, on which is written a specific amount of money, the name of the person you want to fall in love with you, or the name of the person with whom you wish to get revenge. Obviously for the white magic one would use the white pin and for the black magic - revenge - you'd use the black pin. I will say here that I have NEVER touched the black pin, and I would advise any who use Voodoo dolls to also ignore the black pin because of karmic consequences.

When I received the doll, I pinned a small piece of paper onto the doll that had "$10,000" written on it. I used the white pin for this. Later, I laid the doll on a shelf and eventually it was forgotten and got pushed to the back of the shelf, got covered in dust, etc. Last year about this time I received a letter from FedEx informing me that I was the grand prize winner of a $10,000 sweepstakes. At the time I didn't remember the doll, however, earlier this year I was cleaning off a shelf and discovered the doll. When I discovered it and saw the monetary number written on the paper, chills surged through my body because I knew then that the doll had helped focus my intent for a while so that I could bring into my life that $10,000.

I've never read The Secret, but I've heard a small bit about the Law of Attraction and I can tell you the book The Secret is not the first place it's been taught as it is a very old law taught by ancient mystery schools. For me I now am a full believer. In addition, I'm sure that a Voodoo doll can be used as a tool for this law.

The doll in the image is mine. Thanks go out to my husband for being a wonderful hand model. :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Beaver Moon

Also lovingly called the White Moon, Trading Moon, Sassafras Moon, Moon When Horns Are Broken Off, Dark Moon, Snow Moon, Tree Moon.

Such a nice nearly full moon the trick or treaters had for their Halloween.

Who has hung the moon for you?

So Close...

I feel like I'm on the verge
Of having an identity crisis

That is cause for celebration

Ego is like a candy wrapper;
Remove it and reveal the sweetness.

Leggo, my ego!