Thursday, October 5, 2017

Remote viewing: A Trip to the Moon (video)

Ananda, Dhr. Seven, Som Dev, Crystal Quintero, Wisdom Quarterly; David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust) "Space Oddity"; "A Trip to the Moon" (Le Voyage dans la Lune, Georges Melies, 1902)

The Moon (Buddhist Soma, Vedic Chandra, Latin Luna) is of special significance in Buddhism.

It is the ancient lunar observance (uposatha, the Buddhist "fasting" day, where fast means not eating after noon) eight-precept day.

The Eight Precepts
  1. I undertake to abstain from harming or taking life (human or non-human).
  2. I undertake to abstain from taking what is not given (stealing, misappropriation, fraud, displacements that may cause misunderstandings).
  3. I undertake to abstain from sexual activity.
  4. I undertake to abstain from wrong speech: perjury, divisiveness, slander, harsh words.
  5. I undertake to abstain from intoxicating drinks and drugs, which lead to heedlessness or carelessness.
  6. I undertake to abstain from eating at the inappropriate time (the right time being after sunrise but before noon).
  7. I undertake to abstain from singing, dancing, playing music, attending entertainment performances, wearing perfume, and using cosmetics and garlands (decorations).
  8. I undertake to abstain from high and luxurious seats and beds and overindulging in sleep.
Our Trip to the Moon

    In honor of this we will explore its mysteries first hand with a guided meditation involving "remote viewing" like Ingo Swann taught for the US government.
    (Chinatown Los Angeles is also celebrating this day and night of Chinese-Buddhist festivities. See below).
    We will launch from below the tree tops of giant redwoods at Cape Neighborhood UU Church (Launch Pad in Room 23) next to the meditation garden.

    What is to be found on Soma's lunar surface?
    What better way to enter the fall season than observing the autumnal equinox heralded by the Harvest Moon? This will be followed by discussion, Zen kinhin ("mindful walking"), and vegan refreshments.
    In honor of LA's first annual Indigenous People's Day (Oct. 9th, 2017), which recently dethroned Columbus Day in LA, we will also touch base with local Native American Kizh (Tongva) tradition. More
    LA Harvest Moon Fest, Oct. 7, 2017

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