I haven’t heard back from Chis McCleary (he’s busy_) but I experienced a major drop in dream intensity and frequency for a couple of days right after the solstice.

Back to normal now, but for a couple of days it was almost like “dropout” of the signal.  Most odd.

A couple of great notes on the light crown project.  One from a reader goes this way:

Per the light crown, (I have written you on this before, but it figures in again), the High Priest wore an “ephod”, a sort of vest containing the “12 gemstones of Israel”. In this vest, he also carried a pocket that contained a “purse”, a bag (yes, like all those Sumerian carvings of gods and their handbags) which contained the “Urim”, and the “Thummim”. These were used to divine the “word of God” in situations requiring an action.

To use these devices, the high priest would “activate” them, however this was done, (rolling the dice?) to get a yes or no answer.

This was done in front of the questioner (usually the king or high official), in front of the Ark of the covenant. Most times just the priest was present.

What if…. Instead of the Ark being a radio (voice) transmitter or capacitor, it functioned more as a “probability field modifier”. Ala “possibility waves” and “probability curves” described in the Yoga of Time Travel?

This would then modify the “output” of the Urim and Thummim, normally a 50% probability, into something “more probable”. The questions put to the Priests were almost always of the “Yes-No” variety, (numerous examples in the Books of Samuel and Isaiah).

This would mean the Ark functioned more like a Sphere of Many Radii, or a black hole or quantum computer, in terms of it’s effects on the immediate surroundings. We know of course it contained a charge, numerous people who touched it (Uzziah) or looked inside (Philistines of Gath) died. It also brought “blessings” on where it was housed (temporarily housed at a private individuals house prior to being brought to the Temple).

It would also imply that the time travel aspect would be a side effect (or vice versa).

Anyway, synchronicity pushing me to pass this info on this morning, so here it is for what it is worth.”

A really good point about Urim and Thummim.

This may come as a shock, but I have mine and use them for only the most difficult of decisions.  Spiritual dilemmas as such, not stock trading!

These may be obtained from any number of sources but we will not offer one since how you come to them (or is it they to you?) will be part of your “relationship.”

When they arrive, it’s good practice, so we found, to go through a good pit of “purification” with them.  Which means washing them in salt, for example.  (Remember the thing about tossing a pinch of saqlt over your left shoulder?).

Keep them in their holy bag and before using, wash your hands.

The process is to center and focus on your question until you “feel they hold an answer.”  While you have been mindfully asking the question, absentmindedly you have been manipulating the bag gently.  Don’t stare at them…they like privacy.  In fact, out of respect (reverence) for such tools, I wouldn’t even bring them out of their home or let them touch an unpurified desk.

This may sound “nutty” to the single-worlder, but once you have a personal experience of other worlds (even through psychedelics which can get some people part-way there), your sense of “reverence” and “respect” for the ways changes greatly.  Kind of like the people who assured Orville and Wilbur that machines coun’t fly.


When you “feel” they are ready to offer advice, open the bag and cautiously place your hand in the bag without looking.  Feel carefully and gently bring the first one touched just out to the edge of the bag to where you can see it.

Then, with advice (yes or no)  clearly seen, they are both returned to their quiet resting place.

Is their working a matter of Faith?  Or, is there some subliminal energy projection such that we manipulate our own surroundings – as one may sense at times while skrying or dowsing?  You can never be too sure.  We aqre powerful creatures and “intenders.” But it’s definitely a practice and one of these days I’ve thought about seeking their advice on short-term trading.

But that almost sounds base and perverse….still…

Personal “Medicine Bag”

One other bag (as long as to things in the “spiritual practices” department)….  You may be surprised to know that I have an ancestor (medicine)  bag.

There are – in in mine, anyway – a few bits of my late father’s life symbols.  A badge, a money clip, a Navy item, a small bit of jewelry with a gold nugget in it, and so forth.

Periodically – maybe a few times a year – I run across the bag and spend a few minutes going through it.  There is something almost magical about small gifts and bits of a person’s life.  It’s warming.

These “leftovers” of ancestors help us connect, help us remember more clearly that unconditional parent love that seems to be mostly missing in action in today’s world.  To some, not blessed with a multicultural upbringing, Asian traditions that have a family shrine in the home make little sense.  Logically, at least.

The family shrine reminds the entire family of the lives and efforts of their ancestors that make their present efforts possible.  And so, it becomes a source of personal energy to realize that you and really not alone.  Instead, you are generation of preparation for just today’s challenges.

There’s nothing special about how the medicine or ancestor, bag comes about…like your helpful “decision maker” pals, it’s one of those “things” that will “:just come into your in life” if it’s meant to. I’ve found that over time, spiritual growth materials (implements, people, experiences, practices) show up whether you consciously work at it, or not.

Take some time to read the comment section of this site once in a while because there are a ton of Life Lessons to be found relating to our path.  This one in particular struck me as worth mentioning in the column and thanking the sender for sharing.

“One does not expect Great Zen Wisdom from a High School “shop” teacher.  (Wood & metal — back when schools had such things.)

Now the blindingly obvious nature of this bit of High Wisdom will not shock, amaze, or seem beyond you.  It will seem all to simple.

The scene:

I was a kid in woodshop, making that same damnfool birdhouse or spice rack, as we all did. I was plane-ing off on edge of a small, flat board in the woodvise.  (Spell correct won’t let me do that word right!)

I was having a hard time, sweating bullets, the hand plane balking and fighting me on every stroke.

My teacher, Mister Woodway (honest, no kidding) saw my distress from afar and came over to my bench to help.  He gently took the plane from my hands, and dialed the “bite” down from too-thick to much less — and the work became an easy dream. I simply had the thing set to take a too-heavy slice.

Then, he said The Great Thing.  This wisdom has carried forward in my entire life for over sixty years since, and has applied as True Insight many, many times.  It has applied with laser-sharpness a thousand times in every field of thought and work.

  He said, “When you’re working too hard, something’s wrong.”

  Yeah.  I know.  Obvious.  Too simple.  Trivial.

  Fine.  “Let the who has ears, hear.”

  I heard.  I’ve kept and used this wisdom nearly daily since. 

Keep the idea close (if you have ears) and you’ll see


Again, WB, thank-you.  May be the best comment of June.

Light Crown Schematic

On a more practical note, long-time reader Hank out on the Big Island, was kind enough between lava-dances to sketch up a schematic to control the brightness of a Light Crown and even pulse it using an audio generator:

Just remember to keep the voltage within specs or you’ll pop a couple of LEDs and your project will (like mine) go back to the workbench for an upgrade.

[Good call, Hank, on the LM317.  It’ll handle 1.5 AMPS (with a small heat sink)  so more than enough for a couple of LC’s. likely won’t need a heat sink for a single unit.]

Information on the 40 HZ light flashing as a possible treatment (or prophylactic) for Alzheimer’s may be found on the MIT site here.

My, what an odd morning, eh?  A little spiritual decision-making and an electronics project.  Toss in some more hare-brained day-trading ideas and it’ll be just like any other day, I suppose.

We’ve settled into our “daily 95’s” at the ranch, now. Hot as the Dickens here.  Not much fun working outside past 9 or 10 AM.

Our only worry is that some idiot next week will set off fireworks and torch our trees (or more)  over the Fourth.  Time to get out Saturday morning and re-cut the fire breaks that dual purpose as that five hole golf course…  Check the Grab and Go bags…

Enjoy the weekend and remember who the boss is on your days off.  You’re not working for a slacker, are you?

Write when you get rich,