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This is a response to Peregrin Wildoak’s Searching and landing – a MOTO review 🙂. It occurred to me it would be interesting to perform the same sort of exercise, to see what kind of search terms are leading people to my own website.
The Top Ten
Here are the top ten search terms used in the past year. In hit-parade style, they are:
10 – love in hebrew
8 – ehnb
7 – adonai ha aretz
6 – sol ascendans
5 – money logo
4 – books
3 – alex sumner
1 – Pentagram
Obviously I have a more intelligent class of people come to my blog – all the freaky ones must go to Magic of the Ordinary! However, looking through my list, there are some bizarre search terms, to wit:
invocation to lesser key of solomon for winning lottery jackpot – yes, someone out there has actually considered using the Goetia to win the National Lottery.
blank cheque god
http://www.facebook.com – Now this is impressive – someone was searching for the world’s most famous website and they found mine instead! Mind you it must take a special kind of idiot to not succeed in searching for Facebook even when you have the full web-address!
monty python and the holy grail she’s a witch – well, she looks like a witch, doesn’t she?
thong girl / thong bikinis brazil / trip to brasil thong / thong brazilian bikinis / etc – OK I know what this is about. I blogged about my books now being available via Amazon in Brazil, and may have just mentioned thongs, purely by accident and certainly not in a cynical attempt to attract traffic to this website.
hong sau satanism – not two terms one would expect to find together in the same search – “hong sau” being a simple Yogic method of meditating on the breath.
what tarot key is the month of june – surreal!
jared diamond it’s irrational to be religious arguments – this would actually make more sense if I had ever mentioned Jared Diamond on my website.
jonathan cainer becomes a druid – this is what happens when you just happen to mention Jonathan Cainer the astrologer in passing in one blog post, and then you mention druids in a completely different blog post! The Google search algorhythm managed to conflate the two and come up with my website.
fay weldon jehovah – what – someone was actually searching for both Fay Weldon and Jehovah in the same search term?
This blog post came about partly as a result of a conversation with the writer Mike Crowson. Apparently he had unearthed some parapsychological research that says that psychic phenomena tend to increase when the centre of the Galaxy is rising on the horizon. Why this should be so neither he, I, nor the authors of the research were aware, but apparently there was statistical correlation for the assertion.
Now the Galactic Centre can be plotted astronomically – it is where the the belt of the Milky Way cuts the Ecliptic between the end of the constellation of Sagittarius and the beginning of that of Capricorn. Astrologically the Milky Way has figured in the myths of various cultures since ancient times, being thought of as the River of Souls up which we traverse in our post-mortem existence. The example par excellence is Ancient Egypt where it was considered to be the “Heavenly Nile.” The fact that the Milky Way cut the ecliptic at approximately the same point as where the Sun changes direction at the winter solstice did not escape the ancients: they believed that 0º Capricorn and 0º Cancer (approximately where the other end of the Milky Way crosses the ecliptic) were “Soul Gateways.”
Here I depart from what Mike came up with and inserted my own findings (in other words – don’t blame him for the following). The pentagram, you will notice, has the elements Fire, Water, Air and Earth in a particular order – starting in the lower right point and reading widdershins. Why are they in this particular order and not another? It is because they correspond to the Kerubic signs of the Zodiac. That is to say, if Leo corresponds to the Fire point, Scorpio will correspond to the Water point, Aquarius the Air and Taurus the Earth points. This can be illustrated by the following crude diagram:
Now you notice that if the preceding is given, where the fifth point of Spirit lies? 0º Capricorn, the Galactic Centre and one of the two Soul Gateways! We thus have an occult explanation, or at least a theory, why the Galactic Centre appears to be connected with psychic phenomena, although this still raises the question why this should be so, and whether the connection with the Pentagram is not just an almighty coincidence. After all, the belt of the Zodiac only appears the way it does from our vantage point on Earth. Go anywhere else in the galaxy and they do not perceive the same constellations as we do. Unless the influence of the Galactic Centre has somehow managed to cause archetypal images in our collective unconscious, or influenced the formation of our solar system to a Paranormal degree, or both.
Why am I going on about the Galactic centre though, I hallucinate that I hear you ask. Well – it just so happens that the Earth, Sun and the Galactic Centre will all be in alignment on Saturday 15th January 2011 – just two weeks hence. This is the moment when the Sun is at 0º Capricorn in the Sidereal Zodiac (Fagan-Bradley system), nb not the Tropical Zodiac – which would have been the Solstice, 21st December 2010. By using a sidereal system this more closely approximates actual astronomy than a tropical system. We thus have the exciting possibility that on that at dawn on that day our Solar System will be aligned with the Galactic Centre, and we will be able to accomplish great works of a psychic nature.
Donald Duck teaches your children all about the Pentagram. Thanks to Frater Peter for sending me this link.
News today of naughty Pagan goings on in the Forest of Dean, in Gloucestershire, UK. Apparently, a local well has been the subject of a severe case of well-dressings to celebrate the Equinox. Shock, horror! Apparently St Anthony’s Well, which is the renowned for its miracle cures for skin conditions, has been haunted by several teenage delinquents who have also been leaving pentagrams nearby, much to the consternation of local Christians.
Let us gloss over for one moment the fact that Christians ought to be praising God for any teenager that ventures near a cure for skin conditions, no matter how odd. Let us also gloss over the fact that this ancient well, though supposedly a Christian site is almost certainly an old pagan one that got saved for the Lord. What – pray tell – exactly is wrong with a Pentagram?
The Pentagram is a symbol of Nature – literally. Its proportions are based upon the Golden Ratio – 1:1.618… etc – which itself is based upon the Fibonnaci series.
Now there is a curious (and not unrelated) fact – if one were to imagine that the orbits of both the Earth and the Planet Venus were circles, then the major occlusions of the Sun by Venus as seen from Earth would mark out the points of a pentagram! There is a simple reason for this: the ratio of the distance of Venus from the Sun, to the distance of the Earth to the Sun, corresponds to the Golden Ratio – 1:1.618. Because orbital speed is also proportional to its distance from the Sun, it follows as a Math that a Pentagram-like arrangement would occur.
I was chatting on this matter to some Companions of mine in the pub – where all matters of cosmic importance are always discussed.
“What I find most remarkable,” I said, “is that the planet Venus just so happens to be that particular distance from the Sun in relation to Earth.”
“Yes,” one of my Companions answered. “And we are the only planet with intelligent life to see it.”
In this sense the Pentagram is quite exciting – it is a greater argument for Intelligent Design than a lot of the tripe put forward by Bible-bashing fundies. Christians have a unique opportunity to embrace this symbol because it really does indicate that a divine being created the Heavens and the Earth – yet they shy away from it because they think it is a symbol of the occult. Pagans are smarter in that respect.
Of course there are some Christians who like to appropriate the Pentagram as a sacred symbol – simply because it is a symbol of the number 5. There were 5 wounds of Christ, and there are 5 letters in the Hebrew spelling of the Qabalistic name of Jesus – “Yeheshuah.” This, incidentally is the basis for the Pentagram ritual of the Golden Dawn, which itself has passed into the neo-pagan tradition.