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One of the most common phrases repeated throughout my 664 card Zap Oracle (free online, free membership saves your readings indefinitely) is "don't do anything you won't remember well on your deathbed. That is an ultimate, life-affirming perspective that cuts through the trivia and bullshit. This is an amazingly valuable brief article that gives you a short cut to that perspective right now. http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/nurse-reveals-top-5-regrets-people-make-deathbed.html?t=mam#
Linda Goodspeed Dodds
Today is the last sequential day of the century--and of most of our lifetimes. (The next is 01-02-03.)
I'd like to assign a meaning to this calendrical/numerological oddity. Number sequences, like rocket launch countdowns, tend to suggest momentum. Today is an especially propitious day to launch a worthy endeavor, enterprise, practice, inner discipline, etc. It is just as propitious to enhance the momentum of some worthy enterprise, etc. already underway. To take advantage of this day of momentum, exert some useful action that will accelerate the trajectory of your worthy aim. See: http://www.zaporacle.com/card/working-with-momentum/
A friend posted this: http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/the-universe-is-scary which is a cool update of the power of ten from 1977: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fKBhvDjuy0 But here's what's stupid about these things. They are all from the perspective of materialists who assume size=importance. If size is your metric, then we look puny. Actually, what's more interesting is that our size puts us at an equidistant point between subatomic and astronomical scale. A far more meaningful and significant metric than size is consciousness when transcends space and time (see Interstellar). If consciousness becomes your metric, humans loom large compared to sterile reaches of space. Dave, do your kids seem puny in your mind compared to that large black rock in the first photo which out classes them in size and mass? Which would you choose between? Meaningfulness and significance are attributes of consciousness and size can be an attribute reducible to decimal places.
Zap Oracle Einstein would look puny standing next to Shaquille O'Neal. Does that tell us anything about their relative importance? If the NBA is your metric of importance, it does. Why should size be the paramount metric? Quick, which is more important the Mona Lisa (30"x20") or a king-size mattress? A new born baby or a refrigerator?
2014/11/23 at 4:52 am1
For a limited time only I am allowing the first 100,000 people who read chapter one of my fantasy epic, Parallel Journeys, to purchase the finished book at its retail price when it is available. Act now, the finished book will be limited to the amount that eventually get printed.
There is a tide available to you for a limited time only,
Which taken at the flood,
leads on to fortune.
Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat.
And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
Read more at http://www.zaporacle.com/parallel-journeys-beta-test/
An interesting twist on prescience in Dune is that a prescient (oracular) person cannot see other prescient people. For this reason Edric, a prescient Guild Navigator, is included in a conspiracy to assassinate Paul. The machinations of the conspiracy are not visible to Paul, because they are occluded by the inclusion of another prescient being. Although it isn't explained, one possible implication is that prescience allows for more wild card free will choices and actions. Without this added degree of awareness, people are mechanical and therefore predictable and therefore potential objects of prescience. A related interesting twist introduced in Dune Messiah is the Dune Tarot which has been designed and freely distributed to the population of Arakis by the Bene Gesserit to limit Paul and Alia's prescient powers. Oracles, in other words, are a prescient technology. With numerous people accessing prescient awareness through oracle use, Paul's oracular vision becomes clouded and muddled. While we don't have access to the spice, Melange, we do have access to many other substances (spice was apparently inspired by psilocybin). Similarly we have many powerful oracles. Since, like the Bene Gesserit, I have always been concerned that a single highly prescient mutant could sieze galactic power, I have created the Zap Oracle which is free and has 664 cards. http://www.zaporacle.com/online-image-oracle/
Zap Oracle Jesse Hudson just improved his poster:
2014/11/20 at 11:42 am1