Spiritual Climate Newsletter FEBRUARY 2007 EDITION ~ THOUGHT for ANY DAY

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“It’s not a mindless, indifferent, blind universe. It never was, get used to it!

In the end, there’s still the Word; Everywhere, in Heaven and its Angels,

The Earth and the stars – Even in the Darkest Dark of the Human Soul.

It was there the Word burned brightest  And for a moment, I was blinded.”

. . . Archangel Gabriel

(from the Movie: PROPHECY 3, spoken by Chrisopher Walken)

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Psalm 115:16

(in hebrew then english)

השמים  שהמים  ליהוה

Ha-Shamayim Shamaim L’Ahdonai

The heavens are the heavens of the Lord

והארץ  נתן  לבני  אדם

Vay Ha-Ahretz Natan Libney Adam

And it is the earth He has given to the children of men

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If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

– Abraham Maslow

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Matthew 24:36 in Latin:

de die autem illa et hora nemo scit neque angeli caelorum nisi Pater solus

Jerome’s Latin Vulgate 405 A.D. Info

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But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.

– Matthew 24:36, Revised Standard Version © 1947, 1952.

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"At some point (sooner, rather than later), there will be a housing-finance-related "accident," due to an incendiary combination of housing debt and derivatives. That is what lies ahead. What remains to be seen is exactly when the financial bomb gets detonated."

– Bill Fleckenstein, Face it: The housing bust is here

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Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

– Buddha

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Some Scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

– Frank Zappa

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Truth can never be enunciated at all in its ultimate form, only glimpsed in relative position to the moment of experience.

– Rev. Kythera Ann

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To replace our (U.S.A.) petroleum usage with corn ethanol (the least inefficient of the choices), it would require placing 1.8 million square miles, or 51% of the land area of the 50 states, under corn cultivation, according to the calculations of retired University of Connecticut physics Professor Howard Hayden.

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Deregulation has reduced market transparency and created a plethora of financial instruments which are relatively untested and extraordinarily volatile. By eliminating the “rules of the game” the market big shots have raked in hefty profits but reshaped the economic landscape in a way that no one can predict what the ultimate outcome will be. . . Deregulation is characterized in the business-friendly media as a way of lifting the burdensome restrictions on the free flow of capital. This is nonsense. Deregulation is, in fact, the removal of the laws which traditionally protect the public from the hucksters and scam-artists who create lofty-sounding investments which are nothing more than Ponzi-schemes. (The purchase of “credit derivative futures” definitely falls within this category of dicey investments) Deregulation has gravely undermined the long-term prospects for western capitalism to succeed.

– Mike Whitney, Day of Reckoning; America’s Economic Meltdown

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I heard an evangelical preacher say something interesting on TV. He said there was no Muslims on the Mayflower. I’d like to remind him that there were no Christians on Noah’s Ark, either.

– Anonymous

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Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.

– Albert Einstein

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You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.

– Malcom X

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Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

– George Jean Nathan

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Most people would die sooner than think; in fact, they do.

– Bertrand Russell

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In a first approximation, it can be said that fascism and its precursors were characterized by the following principal defining characteristics: 1) Malthusian or racially motivated genocide 2) fascist economic policy; 3) a fascist mass movement, and 4) a fascist elite, which controlled that mass movement, without that movement necessarily being conscious of the fact. A fascist mass movement can be described in terms of a mob, manipulable by rhetoric and other emotional appeals into demands for immediate gratification. This phenomenon goes back to ancient times, as we saw in Rome and other empires. It also makes itself evident in culture—in a celebration of bestiality, extremes of sensation, irrationality, existentialism, not to mention the `blood and circuses’ of the Roman imperial type. Fascist Elite is fundamentally an oligarchy committed to preserving its life-and-death power over the rest of humanity, and resting its authority on its position of power, rather than on clear and sufficient reason.

– Nancy Spannaus

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Murphy’s Technology Law #9 — The first myth of management is that it exists.

Murphy’s Technology Law #2 — Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.

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Intelligent people know others.  Enlightened people know themselves.  You can conquer others with power, But it takes true strength to conquer yourself.

– Lao Tzu, the ‘Tao’

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Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

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We are more likely to lose democracy on the installment plan like the Roman Republic as chronicled by Gibbon than by a military-industrial coup.

Bruce Fein

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People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul.

– Carl Jung

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A lady asked Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy — "A republic," replied the Doctor, "if you can keep it."

– Anonymous, from Farrand’s Records of the Federal Convention of 1787

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The meaning of my existence is that life has addressed a question to me. Or, conversely, I myself am a question which is addressed to the world, and I must communicate my answer, for otherwise I am dependent upon the world’s answer.

– Carl Jung

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Facts do not cease to exist just because they are ignored.

– Aldous Huxley

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Evil cannot be conquered in the world, it can only be resisted within one’s self.

– Master Po

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BOZONE LAYER:  a substance surrounding stupid people which short circuits Epiphanies from illuminating the mind that chase away the shadow creation of the senses while actually enhancing sensory narcosis. Contrived opinion accepted as fact instead of fiction. This substance is ingested and turns minds to mud while creating an inebriate state of perception. Used with precision in by people in business, government and industries to induce and produce the mass phenomena known as the Emperor’s New Clothes. The Bozone Layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future which thus contributes to the melt down of rationality, ushering further the new ice age of frozen people who have lost their Soul pushing current humanity towards Extinction.

– Anonymous

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An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future.  It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities  that must strike it dead.

– Carl Jung

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Never attribute to conspiracy that which can amply be attributed to the actions of a bunch of greedy stupid self serving men in power.

– Unknown

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We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal one’s own ego and one’s own desires.

– Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

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There is nothing more reliable than a man or woman whose Loyalty can be Bought for hard cash.

– Boris Balkan, from the movie: The Ninth Gate.

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The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand.

– Unknown

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For the thinker who grasps the causes of things in his mind before they appear to the senses, stands nearer [to the creative truth] than those who only begin to consider things after they have seen them with their eyes.

– Johannes Kepler, Debate with the Messenger of the Stars, 1610; written in     response to Galileo’s Sidereal Messenger.

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An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

– Mahatma Gandhi

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America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

– Lincoln

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Intelligent people know others.  Enlightened people know themselves.  You can conquer others with power, But it takes true strength to conquer yourself.

– Lao Tzu, the ‘Tao’

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The "second coming" is when you religious people stop talking about Christ and start thinking like Him, instead of thinking like the despotic Roman Emperor, Constantine.

– Dr. Gerry Lower

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People who want to share their religious views with you almost never
want you to share yours with them. 

– Dave Barry

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I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

– James Madison (1751 – 1836)

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Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.

– Plato

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A friend once said, “men who lack conscience will even lie to themselves”.  I found this to be true and that everyday people, they lie to God too, so what makes you think, that they won’t lie to you?

– Unknown

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Never ascribe to malice those things which may be explained by stupidity." That is an important phrase, and a necessary one; it keeps people from being paranoid.  However, it has a corollary most people don’t know: "One MAY ascribe to malice those things which stupidity cannot explain.

– Robert Canup

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Instead of attempting to Fit the Facts into your perception, why don’t you Expand Your Knowledge to understand the Facts?

– Anonymous

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We Americans may have some disagreement among ourselves as to what we are fighting for, but one thing we are sure we are not fighting for is to hold the British Empire together. You can’t understand us at all unless you realize how much principles mean to us. We fought you on principle in the first place.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt, "Open Letter To The People of England", published in Life magazine, October 12, 1942.

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America uses 80 percent of the world’s Ritalin

– Behavioral pediatrician Lawrence H. Diller, MD, author   of Running on Ritalin (Bantam, 1999).

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There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.

– Socrates, from Diogenes Laertius

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The notion that the economy could regulate itself Hamilton called a ‘wild speculative paradox’. The ‘Spirit of enterprise,’ he wrote in the 7th Federalist, when ‘unbridled,’ leads to ‘outrages, and these to reprisals and wars’.

The Cycles of American History, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Houghton Mifflin Company, 1986, p. 220-221.

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… they entirely misapprehend the object of political economy. This object is not to gain matter in exchanging matter for matter as it is in individual and cosmopolitan economy, and particularly in the trade of a merchant. But it is to gain productive and political power by means of exchange with other nations … in other words, there is a capital of nature, a capital of mind, and a capital of productive matter, and the productive powers of a nation depend not only upon the latter, but also and principally upon the former.

– "Letter IV from Friedrich List to Charles Ingersoll", July 18, 1827, published as Outlines of American Political Economy.

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I confine my exertions solely to the refutation of the theory of Adam Smith and Co., the fundamental errors of which have not been understood so clearly as they ought to be. It is this theory, sir, which furnishes the opponents of the American System the intellectual means of their opposition.

– "Letter from Friedrich List to Charles Ingersoll", July 1, 1827, published as Outlines of American Political Economy.

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Much as history has been written otherwise, slavery, secession and the great war fought to insure the survival of this nation between 1861-65, was a battle against the destructive policies of what was then known as "British" free trade. The southern Confederacy, along with its doctrines of human slavery, states rights and secession, was the institutionalized manifestation of British free trade policies in America. It was free trade that created slavery, as part of a system that oppressed the majority of the southern population, and turned that section into a despotic, oligarchical nightmare in total opposition to the principles of republicanism upon which this nation was founded.

– Frederic Henderson, "The Doctrine of Free Trade and the Confederate States of America", American Almanac, 1991.

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In Mediterranean history, since the time of Plato, Plato’s deadly adversary Aristotle has been used as the leading apologist for slavery and usury, and as the official philosopher of those who denied the existence and free choice of the individual human soul. The importance of Aristotle in service to the enemies of Mosaic Judaism and Christianity is located in Aristotle’s deductive system of formal argument. In Aristotle’s essentially nominalist system of deductive sophistries, the individual soul cannot exist except as something arbitrary deus ex machina. Aristotle’s formalist method stultifies science, and eliminates the notion of imago Dei. For such and related reasons, the usurious oligarchy has adopted Aristotle as its official court philosopher.

– Webster Tarpley, "The Role of The Venetian Oligarchy in the Reformation, Counter-Reformation, Enlightenment, and Thirty Years’ War – Part I", The American Almanac, March 22, 1993.

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I have seen nothing which has more destroyed and annihilated the power of the Romans than the fact that they listen more to their individual interest than to the common good…. When Justice reigns in a kingdom, the common good is well guarded, and so is the particular: Because Justice is such a virtue that maintains human company and common life, providing that everyone makes a wise use of common things as common; and of particular things as particular.

– King Louis XI of France [reigned 1461-1483], from Le Rosier des Guerres.

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At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.

– Aldous Huxley

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I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

– Abraham Lincoln

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Blind acceptance never leads to a solution; at best it leads only to a stand-still and is paid for heavily in the next generation.

-Carl Jung

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About Rev. Strickler

USA, Arizona. Khonsu Order Priest of Thoth, GrandMaster; Qabalist; 56 years old; I teach Ha-Qabalah, Spiritual Alchemy and Principles of Consciousness for over 30 years. Stroke Survivor (Right Hemi) in 2004 and Disabled. My Favorite Book is by Anthony Paone, S.J. entitled 'MY DAILY LIFE' (still available). Currently I have produced over 32,000 of discourse, talks and lectures
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