Coping: With Blood Red Moons

A number of readers have asked me “What do you think the four blood moons will bring?  ould you discuss it in your column sometime?”

Huh?  About here, the I-Ching Inbox, that seems to deliver hints and clues about how the Universe operates came through…in spades.

It was an email from my friend Chris Tyreman who’s head of that small Jewish studies group up in Canada which for years now as quietly been working an embedded “error correction” system built into ancient Hebrew.  Upon discovery they have become quite expert at getting to the original meanings of many thinks Biblical.  An example may help.

One of the larger linguistic debates over interpretation deals with the often-cited “Thou shalt not kill” Commandment.  In some versions of the Bible, this is said to be taken literally.  Others, however, tune the Commandment to “Thou shalt not murder.”

This distinction is important, especially if you’re trying to raise an army to go conquering far-off places.  But, when the Chronicle Project’s technology is applied, the meaning comes closer to “Thou shalt not leave a member of your tribe alone in the wilderness…:” or words roughly to that effect.

Since the “wilderness” is a big, bad place (before the days of GPS, beef jerky, trail mix, Sig Sauer small arms and AK long arms) leaving someone in the wilderness might be sort of like killing them, or murdering, or a combination of both.  Plus, as an added bonus, that person’s bloodline dies off when they do, so only the cooperative members of a tribe survive.

That approach to Human Resources is a longer topic for another day, namely how humans can either breed totally at random, or, over generations of cooperative efforts, can reduce the prevailing level of anti-social behavior with a few “rules” that effectively prevent the “worst of the worst” of humans from reproducing. 

Eventually, though, social rules that differentiate fade into the background.  Along comes a modern day movement (like young Christianity)  based on “best practices” of those who came before.  But as their good/right/tuned efforts to move along get bigger, they are – as always seems to happen – taken over and changed-up.  And this is where something like a “corporate Church” begins to reinterpret the “best practices” and monetize it.  It is spun into something new and in the process, some of the “best practices” get all wrangled up and wrapped around the axel.

Which is why Led Zeppelin’s “…buying a stairway to Heaven…” lyric is so powerful, poignant, and historically astute.  Who would have thought? 

So what does this have to do with an email from Chris Tyreman about his irritation about Blood Red Moons and his irritation with end of the world theories?” 

Read for yourself:

Jews and the Blood Red Moons.

Ed has been sending me info on the next upcoming blood red moons in Israel as some Pastors have been touting them as a harbinger of things to come.  So I did an article on it for our upcoming newsletter.  I thought it might be up your alley

Seven back-to-back, blood-red moons have fallen on the first day of Passover and Sukkot, with the eighth time coming in 2014 and 2015

Ed was wondering what my thoughts on them are.

So let’s muddle everything with the facts:

First, you might want to know what a blood moon is, so… Here’s an article from EarthSky that’s on point.

It is the Hunter’s Moon, in skylore, is also sometimes called the Blood Moon. Why? Probably because it’s a characteristic of these autumn full moons that they appear nearly full – and rise soon after sunset – for several evenings in a row. Many people see them when they are low in the sky, shortly after they’ve risen, at which time there’s more atmosphere between you and the moon than when the moon is overhead. When you see the moon low in the sky, the extra air between you and the moon makes the moon look reddish. Voila. Blood moon.

But, that is not what everyone is talking about.  What they are talking about is this:

Two Christian pastors, Mark Blitz and John Hagee, use the term Blood Moon to apply to the full moons of the upcoming tetrad (cause it sounds so muuuuuch scarier then saying total lunar eclipse) 

– four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between, each of which is separated from the other by six lunar months (six full moons) – in 2014 and 2015. John Hagee appears to have popularized the term in his 2013 book  .Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change.

Mark Blitz and John Hagee speak of a lunar tetrad as representing a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. After all, the moon is supposed to turn blood red before the end times, isn’t it? As described in Joel 2:31 (Common English Bible):

The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood before the great and dreadful day of the LORD comes.

That description, by the way, describes both a total solar eclipse and total lunar eclipse. Sun turned to darkness = moon directly between the Earth and sun in a total solar eclipse. Moon turned to blood = Earth directly between the sun and moon, Earth’s shadow falling on the moon in a total lunar eclipse.

There are a total of 8 tetrads in the 21st century (2001 to 2100). But proponents of this Biblical prophecy regard the upcoming tetrad as especially significant because it coincides with two important Jewish holidays: Passover and Tabernacles.

There have been seven times we have had blood-red moons on the first day of Passover and the first day of Sukkot on back-to-back years seven times since 1 A.D. Three of these occurrences were connected to 1492 (the final year of the Spanish Inquisition), 1948 statehood for Israel and the War of Independence, and 1967 the Six-Day War — some of the most significant days in Jewish history.

The others were in 162/163 A.D., 795/796 A.D., 842/843 A.D. and 860/861 A.D. But no known historical event regarding the Jews.  So only three out of four hit on significant times.

The Christians on the other hand looked forward to The Fourth Persecution, Under Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, A.D. 162

Now most look at these as an evil omen, but if you think about it, they are the opposite, 1492 ends the inquisition, 1948 we received independence, 1967 we won the war.  All positive.  With that in mind, bring em on!

Now let’s get to the facts.  The actual dates are here and note…not 1948, but nineteen forty nine, so scratch another event time which brings it down to only two major Jewish events.  TWO out of Eight:

1. 162-163 C.E. (Common Era)

2. 795-796 C.E.

3. 842-843 C.E.

4. 860-861 C.E.

5. 1493-1494 C.E.

6. 1949-1950 C.E.

7. 1967-1968 C.E.

8. 2014-2015 C.E.

Now here’s my point.  Joel and Revelation have a whole bunch of stuff happen way before, nay years before the moon turning blood red…molten by the way, not an eclipse.  The Earth is moved from it’s place in the heavens, islands and mountains fall etc.  This is caused by a massive CME from the sun hitting the Earth.  It is not an eclipse, so let it go, it is not the day of the Lord.

These people are here to sell books.  If they were really worried, they would put it on the net for free like us. 

That’s it.

Nuff said, please move on to feeding the poor and relieving the suffering of widows and orphans and forget giving over your time and hard earned money on these end of the world books and theories.


The Chronicle Project

There are probably half a dozen points that could be made, now that we have an alternative view of Blood Red Moons, so let me click through a few:

  1. If you make enough predictions about the future, eventually something will be right.  Since we live in a world on the verge of mass warfare all over the place, making a prediction that correlates to war around the time of a general celestial event sounds really good.  So pardon me if I drift over to Chris’s way of thinking about thing stuff.
  2. There is, however, a technical reason that I’m not too worried about a massive “change” like an X-class flare or any other massive human-killer showing up in the near future, other than the collapse of financial markets and the growing dissatisfaction with [lobbyist corrupted] elected government.  Oh, and wars, too…   The reason is that the Sun has entered into the lowest output stage it’s been at in 200 years.  Do I still have transient surge EMP devices on the car, truck, tractor, and other critical electronics?  Why, hell yes.  Do I expect it to be needed?  Likely not. It doesn’t stop me from prepping.
  3. If we survey the broad view of history, it seems that there has been a shift in what drives of correlates major historical events.  The Blood Red Moon is a periodic astronomical event.  But if you look, there’s ample evidence  that Mankind (OK, and Womankind, too) maybe used to be on that astronomical/astrological heartbeat kind of cyclicity.  Today?  We’re in withdrawal.  We ain’t the same people who were wandering around the eastern Med, low-tech Europe, or an Asia that had only recently discovered gunpowder.  We’re the new kids with nukes, networks, and neocons.  And with global financial (and diplomatic circles) tightly interconnected (by comms and money), a different way of looking at cycles might be useful.

On this latter point, Chris Carolan’s book “The Spiral Calendar and Its Effect on Financial Markets and Human Events” occupies a spot in my financial books collection right next to several good books on financial astrology.

This is NOT to say that something bad won’t happen in 2014 (or before), but due to the relatively recent arrival of technology, I think we’re going through a major state-change in how we assess the “As above, so below” v saying  that gives us an important linguistic clue as to how humans think – and how thinking changes – over time.

As above, so below” described a kind of dual-state way of thinking about things.  One “track”  suggests a “checking with higher power/authority” (your belief system or religion) on the one hand.  But, track #2, you could also “check the sky” since it is literal “above” and you are factually  “below”>  Result? Correlations were often seen.

But like I said, we’re not the same people.  Gone are the society-wide resets of many things emotional and calendar-driven that occurred (back when) with relative precision:  Dark of Winter, last of stored food, looking forward to spring and all that.

Now, lacking these timing marks, we gone into what an electronics tech might call the “free-running oscillator” state.

Except, it’s not entirely free, of course.  No, that would be too simple.

Cycles still have far more to offer us, but they may not be the same kind of cycles that are so neatly summed up in concepts like Blood Red Moons.  While they may appear to be concurrent, they are almost certainly not causative.   And that’s what we keep an eye on around here:  What’s causative?

If you want to predict the future, predictive technologies come in many flavors.  You’ve got the best-seller tetrads and astronomy/astrology.  But you also have spiral calendars that can do very well in financial markets.  And then you’ve got that complex system of Elliott Waves, plus the work my friend Ehor and I did back in the day about how fiat money systems have a nasty way of blowing up at 83.5 years *(due to embedded debt loading effects of compound interest).

In order to effectively trade the markets, or even to know when to be properly afraid or prepared, you’ve got to be constantly trolling for new data, however at the same time you’ve got to recognize that one system of prediction is quite likely to fail, until it doesn’t.  But, since I’ve done a lot of work in this whole “looking forward” area, the most difficult part is how do you SCORE the results?

If something bad happens in 2014 will it be somehow related to a Blood Red Moon?  I think not.  But could it be related to an increasing number of hot militaries all at full battle readiness?  A massive global financial bubble?  A number of diseases at the mutation threshold which could wipe out humans?  Or, could an asteroid splash in an ocean? 


But to my way of thinking, the surest road to good predictive works is in looking at things like current word frequency, looking at basic cycles (real estate, Juglar, Kitchin, Schumpeter, et al) and then cycles in currency, birth rates, and all the rest of it.

How to proceed?   When you find high areas of correspondence/correlation between multiple predictive systems…well that, my friend, would be a rational timeframe during which to have preps and readiness quite high.

Single factor predictions?  Thanks, but no thanks.  Except….

Still, There Are Outliers

There is a big EXCEPTION to my high level of skepticism about single-factor predictions.

And I’ll tell you the two reasons for that:  First, I have had a couple undeniable/personal first-hand encounters with ‘seeing in advance” (like posting that Irwin Allen-like dream 18-hours before the Gulf of Mexico oil spill).

The other reason I’m open to outliers is that given my personal experience with the future-as-dreamed, there have been a few damn good (undeniable) predictions in advance of major global events like the Japanese tsunami-quake posted on the internet.  Pre-9-11 is another one that popped up.

What this means is that cyclical predictions have – about the same  (or lower) probability than results from a dream-state or spiritual epiphany.  Provided, of course, that there’s no money on the table, the dreamer/seer is sincere, and how do you filter out the “misses” to find a worthy dreamer/seer?

Here is a reader email that is incredibly specific:

“Spirit says earthquakes and major tidal wave on December 20, 2013 in the northwest. Look at Seattle and an earthquake in the ocean as well as on land. Five thirty a.m.

I see MAJOR earthquakes on July 24, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. which will basically separate Texas from the rest of the country. The Panama Canal, San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are prime target areas.

Major, major, major problems in the east…especially New York. We can talk about missile strikes on our mainland later.”

I’m not claiming that events as described by this reader will actually come to pass.  BUT we should know on the Seattle/PNW quake in a week plus a few hours.  I put these things on a calendar when I remember.

And about that Texas Quake prediction?  Extremely low probability call to be so precise with.  BUT, since my way of looking at the world is multi-factorial and provides for “direct connection” as outliers… 

Remember we have had a major string of UFO sightings in Texas lately and you remember about Banda Aceh, right?  The big flurry of UFO reports down in that area well in advance (6+ months) before things started moving around.

How to use such things?  I think it builds a kind of “soft outline” of one possible future.

IF we get a major quake on the West Coast next Friday, then the “street creds” of the dream go way, way up.

Long discussion, I know, but there’s enough science that says NOT to reject, but a solid scientific mind would have high high blood pressure.

Why?  From taking all the predictions, each with a grain of salt.  There are so many of them, you’d be up to several grams a day of sodium chloride…and that might cause blood pressure problems.

Truth of Drugaquences

Our consulting PhD microbiologist corrects my thinking (or lack of it, lol) in that note on raising your IQ through vitamin and supplement use, earlier this week,

“I’m not positive, but I think in your discussion you were combining comments about taking creatine & the metabolic product eliminated in urine called creatinine. Yes, in addition to orally taken creatine, we manufacture it. Creatinine is the metabolic waste product that is excreted by the kidneys. There is almost no reabsorption, so if creatinine levels rise in the blood it is a marker of kidney dysfunction.

If creatine is phosphorylated, it becomes a “high-energy” molecule for muscle work. When creatinine is produced, it must be cleared in the kidneys. But there is no direct 1:1 relationship between creatine & creatinine. Creatinine & uric acid clearance in urine happen in similar areas of the kidney.

The above is just a FWIW that creatine in the blood & creatinine in the urine aren’t necessarily coupled.

Have a great day,

I sit corrected.

Have a great weekend – Peoplenomics Annual Forecast wrap up tomorrow for subscribers and even if you’re not part of the inner circle, ya’ll come back Monday for another dose of reality.

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