Subject: [orgone_police] Sunspots reaching 1,000-year high
Sunspots reaching 1,000-year high
'Little Ice Age'
Sunspots have been monitored on the Sun since 1610, shortly after the invention of the telescope. They provide the longest-running direct measurement of our star's activity.
The variation in sunspot numbers has revealed the Sun's 11-year cycle of activity as well as other, longer-term changes.
In particular, it has been noted that between about 1645 and 1715, few sunspots were seen on the Sun's surface.
This period is called the Maunder Minimum after the English astronomer who studied it.
It coincided with a spell of prolonged cold weather often referred to as the "Little Ice Age". Solar scientists strongly suspect there is a link between the two events - but the exact mechanism remains elusive.
Over the past few thousand years there is evidence of earlier Maunder-like coolings in the Earth's climate - indicated by tree-ring measurements that show slow growth due to prolonged cold.
In an attempt to determine what happened to sunspots during these other cold periods, Dr Sami Solanki and colleagues have looked at concentrations of a form, or isotope, of beryllium in ice cores from Greenland.
The isotope is created by cosmic rays - high-energy particles from the depths of the galaxy.
The flux of cosmic rays reaching the Earth's surface is modulated by the strength of the solar wind, the charged particles that stream away from the Sun's surface.
And since the strength of the solar wind varies over the sunspot cycle, the amount of beryllium in the ice at a time in the past can therefore be used to infer the state of the Sun and, roughly, the number of sunspots.
Dr Solanki is presenting a paper on the reconstruction of past solar activity - entitled Cool Stars, Stellar Systems And The Sun - at a conference in Hamburg, Germany.
He says that the reconstruction shows the Maunder Minimum and the other minima that are known in the past thousand years.
But the most striking feature, he says, is that looking at the past 1,150 years the Sun has never been as active as it has been during the past 60 years.
Over the past few hundred years, there has been a steady increase in the numbers of sunspots, a trend that has accelerated in the past century, just at the time when the Earth has been getting warmer.
The data suggests that changing solar activity is influencing in some way the global climate causing the world to get warmer.
Over the past 20 years, however, the number of sunspots has remained roughly constant, yet the average temperature of the Earth has continued to increase.
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July 22, 2004
> I think there is a God beyond our Sun that channels through
> our Sun and I also think the Sun is a perfect and lovely physical
> manifestation to refer to when talking about God with her. After
> all, she's only five and a tangible image helps her connect the
> concept with.
I think dreaming up an INVISIBLE God was where everything
started to go wrong for humankind... Duality reared its
ugly head. Next thing you know, other species were
considered just objects for humans to mistreat...
and there go the rainforests.
Matter and spirit are just different notes on the same frequency scale.
Children understand this intuitively. It's only adults
who start putting things in different pigeonholes - and getting in trouble!
2 July 2004
> The Sun is yet another impermanent material object
> subject to the deeper permanent, immutable esoteric law of
For me matter and spirit are merely different vibrations
on the same scale. Although science assigns a life span to
the sun, that life span in human terms is long enough to
qualify subjectively as 'eternal.' Of course the sun is
merely one harmonic node in the galactic symphony also,
but I like to live with what this body was designed to
experience on its own without the 'wider views' afforded
by telescopes, etc. Primitive man's untampered outlook is
what I think we're designed to work with.
Our evolution towards Solar Consciousness is a movement towards a transfigured 'light body' that can live on the higher frequencies of light-love-consciousness. I also believe that it will be capable to living much longer than the lifespan we currently experience. A totally 'merged' Solar Being probably could live as long as the sun lives, but that's only speculation. Yes?
This synchronizes well with what Sri Aurobindo and Sweet Mother Mira Alfassa were attempting - the 'divinization' of the physical. When all is said and done, what other Integral Yoga is there?
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October 16, 2004
Subject: [sungazing] Digest Number 467
I came across someone I am very impressed with - Max Prantl,
painter, poet and mystic, someone I don't think I had ever heard of before.
I read a book by him, originally published in 1949 and called 'Der Mensch ohne Angst. Licht aus der Herzmitte' ('Man without fear. Light from the centre of the heart').
This Austrian mystic advises just one single practice, which, of course,
should be repeated as often as possible. According to him, it provides the
"key to the doorway into the Eternal Sun":
'Let your physical heart, in a vivid visualization, flare up into a radiant
ball of light as the sun and tell yourself: 'My divine heritage flares up
within me as bliss, freedom, light and love. God wishes it so, as do I wish it so. I am one with the Will of God. I allow my whole body to be filled
with this light, I even allow it to radiate beyond me, until my body and all around me fills with brilliant light, as if from the sun.'
This mystic sunrise, which is experienced as a vivid visualization only
within the physical body, is an immediately effective, visible reality
within the astral body. With the fire of your divine will (it's enough to vividly think: I *will* to be light and free), you are really and literally burning all the darkness and distortions within your consciousness.'
According to Prantl, we are becoming (or have the choice to do so) Eternal
Suns (and I find it fascinating that on one of my Orin tapes (Orin is
probably my favourite channelled entity) Orin says the same thing, i.e. that our final destination is to become a sun).
In his book, Prantl describes an abundance of inner experiences with the
light and the dark forces and outlines, among other things, his view (based
upon personal experience) of the various soul and consciousness levels and the genesis and progression of the human spirit through many stages, as
well as its final destination. He deals in great detail with the mindset and genesis of negative beings as he personally experienced them in
numerous encounters. I find truly profound what I read and the beauty is, it tallies well with other books I have based my "explorations" upon. The
book covers among other things "Christ, Buddha, Unio mystica, the meaning of suffering, cognition of God, angels and archangels, The Three Paths
(among which the soul is able to choose at the outset), the Inner Name, Paradox, Personality and the three goals of development" etc.
You'll find an introduction in English to Max Prantl and his work at
this site. All his works can be downloaded in German
(some of them translated into Dutch; other sites may offer more Dutch translations). The menu point "Light from the primordial light" and others
contain some translated English excerpts from Licht aus der Herzmitte [which, btw, occasionally are rather haphazard and taken out of context,
while the book goes into detail over the points alluded to in these sentences]).
Prantl (as hinted at in the English excerpts) discovers in the course of
his work (he seems to have been busy day and night confronting dark forces
on the inner planes) that he used to be Michael (archangel) and had made the commitment to do this kind of work to help humanity. We all, according
to Prantl's insights, arise from an original existence as angels (and archangels? I'll have to reread it more closely), with three main
evolutionary paths offered to us to choose from.
Contrary to the above, he doesn't sound like a megalomaniac or appear
deluded, etc., - in fact the book is written as a conversation between
himself and (often very critical and outspoken) friends who accuse him of just that in their exchanges with him. He heartily welcomes this, as well as other criticisms they offer and replies with explanations which defuse
any such notions.
The book isn't always an easy read, the concepts introduced tend to be
(highly) complex and to require careful consideration. Prantl repeatedly
states the insufficiency and inability of words to convey higher truths, maintaining that only allegories and parables will often be able to give an idea of these truths.