the Crown of Glory!
a zoomlens closeup of the top of a thunderstorm cloud.
Taken in very late afternoon, looking to the west.
This storm is severe; probably the rise of cloud into the atmosphere
is so fast, that the shock wave creates a level of cloud above the actual stormcloud. Nearly "rainbowlike" in color.
The "technical" write-up stuff does little for the "Awe effect" that this cloud gives to me. Here is a mystery of nature, should not be missed, these things, as the sky is still not cowded with man's buildings, and can be looked at by all, *if* one chooses to look upwards!
Tallahassee, florida. usa.
Uploaded by freestone on 9 Jun 07, 10.24AM EDT.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
the Crown of Glory!
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
oh I had a strange experience today, this is where something that might look innocent and might BE innocent for other people, is not for me!!
As you know I have my flickr site.
again, the url.
Yesterday i was indoor of my senior apartments and I felt very fortunate to be able to take a very very nice photo of two ladies sitting. then I took an even nicer photo of a bible on a table with a bookmark of a part of someone's notes, the lady reading her bible let me take it.
I uploaded both yesterday evening.
today someone commented upon the bible photo, saying that he really loves this image, "your best yet, freestone" he says.
today I wanted to take that bible photo and enter it into my 60-odd groups, the various flickr "clubs" that he themes for the photos, thus this image would appear in each one of them and eventually maybe 200 to 3,000 people will come to my site to see the full sized image.
but as I was placing this image into the 60 groups, about group number 15,
suddenly discovered that the groups-list-window was corrupted!
then I found that ALL of my images now had this special window corrupted!
was the site down?
I quit and left for coffee!
as i got on my bus, I was irked at how flickr crashed right in my special
but there are NO accidents, and I felt very very uneasy about this one, in fact i was uneasy all day over "something"! no spiritual feelings at all, as if i were "laboring" over something.
on the way out to the coffee shop, the little old lady who sometimes sits with me, got on and she moaned about how she has to go today to get another set of glasses as she lost her glasses the day before in a store and no one found it or returned it.
I returned later to georgia belle and i used the phone in the kitchen and the kitchen worker was there. she told me that she had just come back from her doctor after the operation for her cataract in one eye and now she can see again!
she showed to me the new glasses she got!
*signifigance*. the lady who lost hers is the "outer", the lady with the new glasses and can see again, is the inner. there is a dissonance between my outer and my inner, as if there is something that i *ought* to know, but am ignoring!
so as i walked down to the university library, i admitted a kind of "defeat"!
I now Knew that I was breaking an inner spiritual Law, breaking it by doing, in the outer life, by posting these images, what my inner soul nature Holds To Be True. [ for me ]
and what was it that i seem to have to ACCEPT for myself and for my daily livings, something that seems to be not an operating law of life to most people?!
that any personal object OR even a photo of a personal object, if let out where other people can see it, this object is affected by their thought-collective judgement on it!!
as in.....suppose i had two glasses of nice cold milk. I took a photo of one glass and then placed both in the fridge and then took the photo and posted it on the internet, or showed it to people at a gathering. the people on the internet and the people at the meeting, suppose they did not like milk, or *that* glass of milk.
two days later i take both glasses out of the fridge, the one that was not photoed, is still ok. the one that had the picture taken is now SPOILED!!
do not let others see you personal life or your possessions! I have read that in old europe or old new york, the jewish merchants would place your purchase in a brown sack or bag so that no one could see it and thus envy it and give to it THE EVIL EYE!!
so, i removed all of the two photos, then i went and removed all the photos that delt with personal images of seniors, in my 250 photos.
I vow never ever to take a picture of a person again or even an object that is a personal possession!
no doubt that the editorial about tallahassee, that i wrote, where I told people to accept how this quiet city is now becoming a huge city, why my computer went bonkers and my tooth got infected, within two weeks of this!!
NO WONDER the older people at georgia belle are so so "private". no pictures please. they say this to me over and over if they see my camera.
they may be one to Something!
never ever put down a 'superstition" or Old Way, unless one KNOWS that it is not right!
If i were to offer to you a cricket bat, or a baseball bat, and give you the big end and i still hold the other end, you can move my hand by moving your end.
if i place a photo of a plant, owned by someone, on the internet, then if they do not like it, the plant could suffer or even wilt, as the thoughtforms tear at it!!
little wonder the older southern generation seems to "want to please' and "not to ruffle feathers", not to make others dislike them as other people's dislike could be really POISONOUS behind their backs returning to them like of a dart!!
maybe , people, i will go hide, in that sense!!
well that is my event of the day, i will see and feel if my strange mood of the morning now goes away!
PART TWO, a reply to the first posting
yes, had a bit of mis-givings when I pulled about 20 photos from my Flickr, some of them were my best shots! And why was it that many many people there show personal items right and left without a trace of this "evil eye"?!
I can think of two possibilities.
1...that only those "under the law" get problems with this; they can show the most personal of items right and left and nothing ever happens! BUT! If someone has taken a soul-vow of a Spiritual path, either Christian or one of the other spiritual paths that involve "occult experiences", then this Law becomes active for them!
2...how would I know if the "innocent people" who shows pictures of items or show their private ideas and possessions in public get off scot free?!! Maybe they have strange happenings that they do not see the inner connections for, thus there is no feedback for them to stop.
Like: a man shows his new restored antique car, at a car show, and a month later it breaks down.
Like: someone brags how nice his new job is, and then two weeks later the company lays him off due to company poor profit showings and they are cutting back!
Like: a man writes a critical editorial in the paper, and people do not like it and a week later he slips on the ice and falls, breaking his leg!
who would ever make the Connection?
Recently I, myself, wrote an editorial about how this pretty city is growing so fast that all of the trees are being cut and "you all better get used to urban-ness". a week later I had an infected tooth and then my computer's motherboard bit the dust, failed!
the engineer's creed, "It it works it is Real", is a sword that cuts both ways! if something that is of a "superstition" or "of the Old Way", Works, I see it in my life over and over, PAY ATTENTION!
[ i have seen this, on my own life, and in others, that I have to accept this Law to be true ]
I have heard that some very devout Christian mystics consider *any* gossup about someone else to lead one, after they die, to go to the Place where MURDERERS's go when they die, as these christians consider gossup in any form to BE murder, character murder of the soul, of the person talked about, especially if the talking is "negative and not true"!
Ideally, from now on, I should never ever talk "negative" about anyone, do not show my possessions to others, do not make a critical editorial in the papers, even if i feel that i am "right", do not take pictures of someone's personal objects, do not talk about others personal things, to other people, and similar
basicly the Law works like this: that there is a link between the Object, its inner image in someone
else's mind, its photo image too, and what is thought about this object or idea. Thus someone can influence the state of this object, from a distance in space and time. Even if an "admirer" loves this object, if in their uncousciousness they envey it, and thus want it removed if they cannot have it, *and* have native psychic powers, the "evil eye" will operate. That person's envey will come back onto the object.
like: one of my photos that i removed was a beloved Bible, where the lady was reading it, the Book was sitting on the table with a sheet of handwritten notes as a pagemarker.
Lets say 1000 people, in flickr.com, look at it. Most will love this photo. but there are a lot of very Intelligent but cynical people there, on this site, who are the "intellectuals of the liberal left" bent of thinkings, and most of these people are *VERY* dislikeful of anything religious!
Thus, lets say that 700 people love this image but of the 300 people that do NOT like it, these people
really *really* dislike it, with all of the power of their emotions! Ouch!
This "mass-mind" of condemnation comes back onto the bible and to her. maybe this Bible gets dropped, or coffee is spilled onto it. or WORSE, she, when she reads it, in the future, she has
some strange feelings and emotions, as she reads it, feelings of anger and dread, ruining the moment, and she, clueless, just thinks that she is having a bad day!
maybe there is a REASON why so many many movie stars and music performers have such messy lives!!
I will now apologize to the flickr site that i have and Tell them that now my photostream will be from now on...
PERSONAL ITEM FREE!
Monday, June 04, 2007
my upstate aunt's farm
My aunt, who lives where i grew up, in upstate new york, in the finger lakes region, sent to me this photo. I tried to take a picture of the photo, the table background makes a very good border, I feel; the "rustic wood" frame fits with this image.
So quiet here. Every sound, for miles around, can be heard, on a windless day. Only the birds, and a far far off farm tractor, maybe, can be heard. The hawks float over the filelds, their cry can be heard for a mile. On a claer day, I can see 60 miles across cayuga lake, from behind this barn
Incredibly difficult to take a picture of a glossy print, the refections stand out every time!
Then this image is a bit out of focus, maybe this also fits with the Mood, the mood of something that exists today, out of the 1950s, why my aunt still cans vegtables with mason jars, there are some things that can bertter than freezing. She is the church organists, and choir director, she has 8 kids and 26 grandkids.
she is right out of the old 1950s book, "wholesomeness" once meant something Real, and she is of this Cloth!
The house is behind the plants, the barn can dimly be seen, I like that feeling of the Open spaces, one can see why way into the distance, here on the high hill prairies of the finger lakes, this is the *very* beginning of the midwest, down to the Conservatism and even the tornadoes, one passed near here a few years ago.
*This* is the type of place where if you lived alone and cooked for yourself, that *meant* that you were not in a good place as there was no one that loved you, and you HAD to do everything for yourself: marrage and job stability counted nearly for all!
Church socials dish-to-pass, are alive and well, here.
I lived here in the 90s, in my small town of Interlaken, every ten years they build one house, they had just finished that one house, in 1997, a "mcmansion". A town of 600 people.
I would ofetn walk the four miles down to have supper with her and her husband
Why a day that I wanted to shop for stuff, as i lived in this town, why I could walk all over the two block-sized business section, and go into all of the stores to buy five things, in one hour if i wanted to, but I would spend hours talking to people. NOW I see what a great sevice Walmart, and the other large superstores have done, especially for seniors like me who cannot perhaps get around too well, why one can visit just one store and buy everything that you need, in one trip; critics of the big box stores forget this!
So pretty, in this mid-may scene, but the snowdrifts covered nearly the bushes last winter!
Her oldest son now owns and runs the farm, he grows organic soybeans.
So in this multi-tasking world of 40 minute commutes each way and where 60% of all food eaten is eaten in a car, and most windows do not open and earbuds are the rule, and NO ONE has the time to have a meal at home with the family,
[ I overheard one man, recently, bear his souls to his friend about how he FORCES his family to all sit down together one day a month, else no one ever ever would get them all togther, one meal, one person, who has the ability when each member has a different schedule?!]
Yes, in the big city if there are two teens in the family, the family needs four cars very muchly and the hairdresser is in *this* direction, and the school is in another direction: life is scattered in 20 places so 30 miles to shop or do your stuff, is the True Reality!
Thus a simpler life still exists, but who would want it if they had it?!
This aunt is a very very devout christian lady and most of her "kids" are too, they all are nearly "Amish" in their way of life and beliefs. They have been married, I think, for about 50 years, what marrage lasts even five years today: most of the people that I know under 50 have been divorced *several* times!
--the Price to pay for homemade cookies, in the age where many kids do not know what a homemade anything is!
the Price to pay for Certainitude of a certain ilk, the church is the center of the social life and bed by 10 and up by 7.
One summer week she had one of her oldest daughter's sons there
on vacation, this daughter had nine kids and she lives the life like of the Amish that are just down the road, she cooks all the food from scratch and NO television and computer ever, and Bible-homeschooling.
I ate supper with the three boys and now I Know what "Wholesome" really means; these teens were positive, outgoing, caring, with "clean" vibes..[recite the boy scout Oath, to describe them!]
Today the oldest boy is going to be a missionary in, I think, Central America.
[I note that the newly moved-in Amish people, here, in the 90s, also have very very happy kids, even if they are thin and raggy-clothes!
no tv or games or public school for them either: compare with the teens of today, in the cities!!]
You have to create your own entertainments, here!
Uploaded by freestone on 27 May 07, 2.51PM EDT.
Friday, June 01, 2007
Some 70 years ago Nicolaas van Rensburg, had more than 700 visions about the future of South Africa and the rest of the world. Most have come true, I read! A Boer Prophet, Nicolaas van Rensburg, a modern Nostradamus, became a legend during his lifetime and was one of the most remarkable and controversial characters that ever lived in South Africa.
In 1918 Rensburg prophesied:
"I see there will be a time when the whole world will be ploughed under. This will be the beginning of the Third - and last - World War and everything will be in confusion. Then I saw a snake lying on the ploughed land. I could not see its head or tail. I then saw my daughter, Anna, seated and writing, and I realised when that time arrives, no one would be able to make head or tail of my visions. From then on I asked my daughter to write down all my visions so that everybody would understand when the time comes...."
Now, at the site, below, the thothweb forms,
I have uploaded the complete book of the 700 prophecies, the book that someone wrote about him, to this site, this might be the only place, now, that this book, in english, can now be gotten, in its 150+ page entire form!
book is HERE
someone wrote, on the
I write from South Africa concerning a very prominent prophet we have in our history. The bible says fear the man who prophecies and it comes to pass and fear not the man who prophecies and it doesn't come to pass.
Prophet Van Rensburg was born in 1864 and foretold 700 prophecies concerning our country and abroad. They all to date have come to pass.
Amongst his last prophecies he said that when it becomes cold in South Africa like it hasn't been for years, a national strike will take place which will cripple the country. At this time a prominent political figure in our country will die and he will be placed in a glass coffin so people will mourn for him 7 days. He says the strike will not cease and lead to civil war and when this politician dies the black people in our country will within an hour of his death barricade the main cities and slaughter all the white people. He says at this time Europe will start to boil and WW3 will come on the heels of these events. He says only the true Afrikaner will survive as moments before they will be supernaturally taken to a place of safety. He believed the Afrikaner were God's chosen people of South Africa. After this destruction and death like the world has never seen will follow,
I enclose Adriaan Snyman's book on his prophecies and a news clip that states when Nelson Mandela dies they will put him in a glass coffin at the Union Buildings Pretoria as befitting a world known statesman. (Attachments not included here. To access two of them, see Web site above.)
We are currently in the midst of the coldest winter in many years with 56 all time new weather records for our country. On Monday 2nd June the entire public sector goes on strike. This will cripple our country. We are talking about 4 million+ not working.
It seems that the prophet's words are coming true and that God appointed someone in our country to give us a warning. A friend of mine got an email last week saying that people must fast and pray because in the next 5 days as angels are going to appear to people everywhere.