Monday, July 10, 2017

Happy Birthday Ross

 Michael Ross McConnell
b. Thursday 10 July 1952

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ross: Cthulhu waits dreaming

In the elder time chosen men had talked with the entombed Old Ones in dreams, but then something had happened. The great stone city R’lyeh, with its monoliths and sepulchres, had sunk beneath the waves; and the deep waters, full of the one primal mystery through which not even thought can pass, had cut off the spectral intercourse. But memory never died, and high-priests said that the city would rise again when the stars were right. Then came out of the earth the black spirits of earth, mouldy and shadowy, and full of dim rumours picked up in caverns beneath forgotten sea-bottoms. But of them old Castro dared not speak much. He cut himself off hurriedly, and no amount of persuasion or subtlety could elicit more in this direction. The size of the Old Ones, too, he curiously declined to mention. Of the cult, he said that he thought the centre lay amid the pathless deserts of Arabia, where Irem, the City of Pillars, dreams hidden and untouched. It was not allied to the European witch-cult, and was virtually unknown beyond its members. No book had ever really hinted of it, though the deathless Chinamen said that there were double meanings in the Necronomicon of the mad Arab Abdul Alhazred which the initiated might read as they chose, especially the much-discussed couplet:

“That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.”

Cthulhu still lives, too, I suppose, again in that chasm of stone which has shielded him since the sun was young. His accursed city is sunken once more, for the Vigilant sailed over the spot after the April storm; but his ministers on earth still bellow and prance and slay around idol-capped monoliths in lonely places. He must have been trapped by the sinking whilst within his black abyss, or else the world would by now be screaming with fright and frenzy. Who knows the end? What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise. Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men. A time will come—but I must not and cannot think! Let me pray that, if I do not survive this manuscript, my executors may put caution before audacity and see that it meets no other eye.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Codex Rossae Crucis

Michael Ross McConnell
b. Thursday 10 July 1952
d. Orthodox Easter Sunday 27 April 2008

Monday, March 27, 2017

Juliana : Vedic New Year 2017: Hemalamba Samvatsara

One of the many New Year charts used in Vedic astrology is based on New Moon in Pisces, when Sun and Moon come together in the same celestial longitude in Pisces constellation, which is called the Chaitra Shukla Pratipada that refers to the first synodic lunar day (tithi) of the waxing Moon in the Vedic month of Chaitra. It is believed that Lord Brahma created the universe on this very day. This Vedic New Year is also called Vikram Samvat, as well as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, and Ugadi in Telegu. 

This year, the Chaitra Shukla Pratipada tithi starts in the night of Monday, March 27 for Washington DC, and the horoscope for the Vedic New Year for the US is calculated for this date and time. However, the New Year lord for not only the US but also Europe is calculated for the following day on Tuesday, the day of Mars, which is the day on which the pratipada tithi is in place at sunrise (March 28). In India, the New Year will occur after sunrise on the 28th, so Wednesday, March 29 (ruled by Mercury) will be the day celebrating the Vedic New Year, and Mercury will be the lord of the year in India. The beginning of the Vedic New Year also marks Vasant Navratri, the nine-night spring festival of Mother Divine when Devi Durga comes down to bless the world and her children at the beginning of the New Year.  MORE

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Ross Annular Solar 'Ring Of Fire' Eclipse Feb 26, 2017

Juliana: An annular “Ring of Fire” solar eclipse will occur on Sunday, February 26, 2017, beginning at 12:10 PM UTC (7:10 AM EST), peaking at 2.58 PM UTC (9:58 AM EST) and setting at 5.35 PM UTC (12:35 EST). The eclipse will occur in the Southern Hemisphere along a very narrow path beginning over the South Pacific Ocean, crossing South America and the Southern Atlantic Ocean and ending in Africa. According to Vedic astrology, an eclipse affects the whole world, but important geopolitical events are often stirred up more in the areas where the eclipse shadow actually falls. More

Monday, November 14, 2016

Ross Super-Moons

October 16, November 14 & December 14, 2016: 
The Moon at perigee, its closest point to Earth.  
The Super-Moon can be up to 14% larger and 30% brighter 
than an apogee Moon, when it's the furthest from Earth. 
The next time a Full Moon is even closer to Earth will be 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Jack T. Chick, Ross Cartoonist, Dies at 92

Jack T. Chick, whose religious cartoons, known as Chick tracts, became known worldwide as tools of religious salvation, but which were also attacked as instruments of hate speech, died on Sunday October 23, 2016 at his home in Alhambra, Calif. He was 92.

The death was confirmed by David W. Daniels of Mr. Chick’s company, Chick Publications.
“To some, Chick tracts are American folk art or even a form of religious pornography, titillating and somewhat dangerous,” Brill’s Content wrote in 1999. “Chick is the ultimate underground artist.”
Chick Publications says that almost 900 million copies of the cartoons have been printed and sold in 102 languages to missionaries, churches, youth groups and others.

Mr. Chick saw a long list of practices and beliefs as enemies of true Christianity. In addition to Islam, they included abortion, drugs, evolution, homosexuality, rock music, the Roman Catholic Church, Judaism, Mormonism and Freemasonry — but also Dungeons & Dragons,  and updated translations of the Bible. He and the Christian Booksellers Association parted ways in 1981, partly because of his work’s anti-Catholic messages.

Jack Thomas Chick was born on April 13, 1924, in Los Angeles and grew up in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, the son of Thomas Chick, a commercial artist, and the former Pauline Freas.
He won a two-year scholarship to the Pasadena Playhouse to study acting, but his education was interrupted by World War II. He spent three years in the Army, serving in the Pacific Theater — New Guinea, Australia, the Philippines and Japan. When he returned to the Pasadena Playhouse after the war, he met Lynn Priddle, a fellow student from Canada. They were married in 1948.

Mr. Chick is survived by his second wife, Susy. Lynn Chick died in 1998, and their daughter, Carol, died in 2001.

Some people called Mr. Chick the Thomas Pynchon of evangelism. He had not given an interview since 1975 and, it was said, had chosen comics as his medium because he was too shy to bear witness any other way.