Ending Wars

April 29th, 2015

By Buryl Payne

For hundreds of years people have been fighting wars. Books have been written. Treaties have been written and signed. Treaties have been broken. People still fight wars.

The reasons for starting wars are thought to be race, skin valor, religion, resources such minerals, metals, trees, or food crops. That have ended.

Yet no satisfactory solutions to why there are wars have been found.

That may be because people have been looking in the wrong place. Causes for war are not on the Earth. Russian scientist, Alexander Chizhevsky, observed this over 100 years ago. Raymond Wheeler, professor in the United States, expanded his work to include wars going back to 2500 BC. Edward Dewey validated his data with clear statistical analysis.

Sunspot Peaks and Battles

Wars are often triggered by sunspot activity. Sunspots are accompanied by solar flares, which produce geomagnetic fluctuations if they strike Earth. Some people are sensitive to such tiny magnetic fluctuations. Their brain waves are disturbed and their hormonal system may be thrown off balance. There are more crimes, accidents, heart attacks, aggravation of other ailments, including suicides and psychotic episodes. Wars may start with small incidents of violence and escalate to major battles.

I observed sunspots are formed when two or more planets align with the Sun and therefore they are predictable. See the book: “Planetary Influences” at www.buryl.com under “Books”.

Georges Gurdjieff, an influential metaphysical teacher, explains that war is the result of planetary influences. Over sixty years ago he said:

“When two or three planets pass too near each other, even for a few seconds, tension results. For the planets, the tension lasts perhaps a second or two, but here on Earth, the influence causes people to slaughter one another for several years. People affected at the time feel hatred for one another and feel the need to slaughter each other for some exalted purpose; or to defend somebody or something due to exaggerated feelings of pride and nobility, or to act upon some other unrealistic and manic urge or endeavor. People fail to realize to what an extent they are mere pawns in the game. They believe they are choosing their actions. But in reality, all their movements, all their actions, are the manipulation of planetary influences. The Moon plays a big part in this. It must be understood that neither the president, nor the generals, nor the ministers, nor the parliaments, signify anything or can do anything on the grandiose scale of things. Everything that happens is largely governed from outside and governed either by accidental combinations of influences or by general cosmic laws.”

I have the tool you need to make your own predictions and also have found that sunspot can be reduced by global meditations. For more information see the “Dynamic Solar System” and my book: “The Power of Collective Thought”.


Warring behavior is triggered by the Sun’s activity. The Sun has nearly regular cycles. Wars often occur on the ascending or descending section of the solar cycle. This often occurs at times when Mercury, Mars, or Venus is close to Earth and the Moon moves rapidly from one to the other, producing geomagnetic fluctuations one after another, stirring people up. A typical, idealized Sun cycle is shown below with the possible times wars might start.

The solar activity changes rapidly when wars start (mathematically this would be called the derivative).

Changing solar activity affects brain rhythms and hormone balance in humans, mostly in men. I call it ‘Male Macho Syndrome’ or MMS, analogous to PMS in women, often triggered by the Moon, it is a real condition. War fever is an appropriate term. War fever is infectious. One individual may infect many others.

Dr. Becker found there were more psychiatric hospital admissions during geomagnetic storms. Apparently pre psychotic people sometimes ‘flip out’ during these times. Many political leaders, especially dictators, are more apt to be somewhat psychotic, coming to their positions by murder and violence. Often politicians are more apt to become psychotic due to geomagnetic storms. It seems that one has to be a bit psychotic, anyway to want such a job! There is possibly a remedy. See Chapter VIII in Buryl’s book: “Planetary Influences on the Earth” and in “The Power of Collective Thought” book.

Einstein said: “We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”

The discoveries that wars are caused by planetary positions which cause sunspots which cause geomagnetic disturbances which disturb brain rhythms and hormone balance which can make some people psychotic constitute a new way of thinking.

This is a new manner of thinking of which Einstein might approve

Buryl Payne Ph. D. inventor and innovator bridging the 20th-21st centuries. University of Washington: Physics MS Biofeedback 1962, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude. He also has a, Ph.D. in Psychology.

Founder of the Academy for Peace Research in Santa Cruz, CA 1982 and on the world wide web in an educational capacity since 1988. Buryl has been on the vanguard of the ‘intention movement’ to focus on telepathy and collective mental focus to bring about change for the higher good in the world.

He has several patents, his GSR Biofeedback Device is licensed to Radio Shack. Buryl continues his research in mind sciences and subtle energies, and builds experimental products which are then tested for application in the energetic health fields.

Books published include: Magnetic Healing and Quantum Theory of Love. The Granola Bar was an idea he gave to General Mills which has inspired numerous similar products which are found in most natural food stores.


November 23rd, 2014

On an evening during the winter holidays in 1988 I was invited to meet friends at a currently vogue disco club adjoining a new upscale hotel in Bellevue WA. We hadn’t been there long when a young man asked me to dance. After a couple of dances, it became obvious that he did not speak English and between the disco beat and the escalating volume of inebriated party revelers, it was impossible to have a conversation. My Spanish was imperfect and I was unfamiliar with Guatemalan colloquial expressions, but was intrigued by the little I had been able to understand.

We stepped into a secluded area which was relatively quiet, and this man began to share an extraordinary story. It seems he had displeased the political party currently in power in his country and he had been smuggled out of the country using his friend’s passport in the nick of time in the middle of the night. He had been pursued by agents sent to kidnap him! Of course, I wanted to know more. At first this story seemed incredible to me but as I asked questions I began to believe he was telling the truth.

I excused myself to gather my thoughts, then returned to my friends who were wondering where I had disappeared to and told them not to worry for me. The drama shared by Francisco Morales, the man from Guatemala had captivated me. I returned to this well groomed, pleasant, intelligent young person aware that he was frightened for his life, in a foreign country left adrift by associates in fear of reprisal from opposing factions in his country. After continuing to speak with him a little while longer, I gave him my phone number and told him to call me in the morning when I would have a Plan of Action for him to carry out. I felt that if he was really sincere, he would call, if not and he was merely looking for a lady friend, I probably wouldn’t hear from him.

By the time he called me the next day, I had contacted the Central American Embassy in Seattle and had information regarding the address of the office to report to and basic immigrant procedure. I gave no details, as I felt this was for Francisco to tell in his own language to people he could communicate with. I drove him to the embassy and when we found the process would take hours he told me to go on; that he felt safe with these people. We kept in touch during the next months and his story unfolded.

He was from a village in the mountains where the Indians were poor, but because his father was a doctor and curandero, (healer), his family was well respected and more affluent then many. He had learned healing skills since childhood, assisting with childbirth, common illnesses and injuries. In school he excelled and showed an aptitude for medicine, so was accepted to medical school in Guatemala City. Los Indios of the country are among the poorest group, as with many countries where the indigenous population has been impoverished over the last 400 years of colonization. Racism is everywhere and although mixed blood people of Spanish and native wealthy members of the old Mayan culture had blended into the ruling class over the centuries, the higher positions in the present government are all held by colonialists’ descendents. During the current civil war, the farmers and small mountain villages suffered the most because trade was blocked by rebels who disrupted transportation and travelers on every level. Many people were left homeless without supplies or income of any kind as they ran from the fighting.

Through personal connections and with fellow students, Francisco set up a small Foundation which assisted children in need. People of means heard about what he was doing and gifted clothing, food, and money. He approached the national broadcasting station to inform citizens about the dire problem, but was turned down for a news interview because the station did not want to become involved in political issues. Government agencies were supposed to be furnishing aid to the population, but were not. After writing letters to the network repeatedly without hearing any response he decided to go personally with photographs showing the reality of poverty and sickness caused by the war. When he asked if he could buy ‘air time’ he was told an amount which was beyond his means.

Meanwhile, an executive of the station anonymously filled out forms which verified the ‘air time’ had been paid for, but actually, gifted to Francisco a 15 minute time slot several times over the period of a month. His appeal was not for money to be sent, but rather that people go to pharmacies and purchase badly needed over the counter medications and supplies to be contributed to the local hospitals and clinics to tend the wounded casualties from the war zones. He and his friends were able to rent a house to collect and audit donated items for the refugees. A clothing manufacturer donated slacks of various sizes for the children; a shoe factory contributed shoes. Simple foods, vitamins, blankets, and jackets were also collected from well wishers. Trucks for transport were loaned for the purpose, and they were able to distribute 5 large truck loads to several locations.

Certain politicians were embarrassed and angered by how much this simple man had been able to accomplish with so little. The more effective his program was, the more notice he received and he unwittingly became a target in the struggle for political control. Even though he had no political ambitions, people were looking to him and his colleagues with real hope for the future. The situation escalated when he was interviewed on national television and talked about companies which had contributed either supplies or funds for his work. Members of the Rosicrucians were among those who had contributed to the cause. Churches throughout the country rose to help.

His father called to remind him of his family obligations, but when he responded strongly that ‘This was something he had to do…’ his father gave him his blessings, saying, “…this is a wonderful thing to do for now”. At the time Francisco was betrothed to a girl of an upper class family, but with all the publicity surrounding his project, her father came to his family to say that they could no longer go through with the marriage because of all the trouble with the government.

One day, Francisco received a call from his father telling him airplane tickets had been purchased for him to leave the country to Mexico City and then the U.S.A. He had 3 hours to escape the Federales who were being sent to put him in prison. The major airport had been alerted to detain him. His brother and a friend had gotten wind of the plot to imprison him and covertly contrived an impromptu escape on the backs of burros down winding mountain trails to a private air field where he was whisked away from the clutches of his adversaries. His best friend who looked like him, exchanged wallets with identification so Francisco could get through customs.

As he was an illegal alien in fact arriving ‘underground’ in the USA, when he reached San Diego, California, he asked for political asylum and took time to apply to Mexico City for a new passport. Since he spoke little English the only work available to him was as a farm laborer. He hitchhiked and migrated with whom ever felt a calling to help him and had eventually arrived in Seattle, WA.

He called me about two weeks later to confirm that temporary lodging and employment had been found for him, as an assistant nurse in a health services facility for Spanish speaking people. He wanted to meet and express his gratitude. I invited him to dinner and we caught up. At that time I passed on to him the name and phone number of the John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine which was the only place I knew of in Seattle where he could further his studies in herbology. There was still the problem of language and he was to enroll in an English class to help him overcome that problem.

Over the course of a year and a half, Francisco Morales shared his life story. He felt more comfortable speaking in Spanish, his second language so I listened very carefully. As he
recalled and shared the humble gratitude and simple joy of the children when they received even the smallest gifts, his whole being lit up and overflowed with Spirit. Here was this young man struggling to study medicine in English to return to his country to help people in need. It was a privilege to behold and brought tears to my eyes.

A few months later, we met at Lake Union Park and he demonstrated his cooking ability by broiling salmon steaks. My young daughter was there and we had a wonderful time.
The next time I saw him the political strife in Guatemala had subsided somewhat, and his brother had come for him because his aging father was dying. In July 1989, he still had to quietly slip into Guatemala not to arouse the wrong people, but had made it there in time to see his father still alive, then return to the USA much the same way he had the first time. He told me all that had happened and that he would not be able to reside in his own country safely for some time to come. I told him that his life was much too filled with drama for me and I worried for his well being.

When I saw him again in early 1990, he brought me a beautiful bouquet of red and white roses and said he was doing well. He thanked me for my loving kindness to him, which he said had literally saved his sanity and his life. He called me 3 months later very upset to tell me his father had passed away. This was a difficult time for him and he needed somebody to talk to. I listened and calmed him, making helpful suggestions. I wished him luck and gave him blessings for his good work.

That was the last I heard from him.

Excerpt from the Prism Diaries 1988-90

Blocking Energies with Cobalt Blue

May 5th, 2014

The Year of the Green Wood Horse is definitely galloping forward at full speed and it is especially challenging to keep our balance during those moments when all four legs are off the ground! To further punctuate this fast, furious and uncertain ride, we had a total lunar eclipse, and have just passed through a rare astrological Cardinal Grand Cross. This cross was about initiating profound change and creating intense stress within the four cardinal signs. The four spheres of life affected were self- identity, relationships, home life and work (hmmm… that seems to cover almost everything in our personal lives!) Cardinal signs indicate natural leaders and initiators and the mode is pioneering and conquering. Amazingly, these are also the characteristics of the Chinese Horse. Combining these energies with the unbridled energy of the wood horse is going to create change. This year we need to be awake, alert and ready to take action!

In this newsletter, I am going to continue to “shine light” upon some more ancient wisdom, this time concerning color, that has been overlooked or forgotten. We know that Light is the source of all life and manifests in our three dimensional world as color, sound and shape. Color defines everything we see in visible creation. Our ancestors knew how to utilize the invisible, vibrational qualities of color to bring harmony and balance into their daily lives, since they were more aligned and receptive to nature than we are. They passed this color knowledge down from generation to generation, but most of this wisdom has been forgotten in modern times and we refer to it as folklore and don’t give it much credence.

Cobalt blue” is a perfect example of this lost wisdom! In many diverse cultures, it was treasured as a frequency that provided protection. For thousands of years, cobalt blue colored glass bottles were and still are used to protect valuable essences and medicines from harmful radiations.

We all know and have seen the evil eye talisman. It’s existence was first recorded by the Mesopotamians about 5,000 years ago and since then it has been used worldwide as an amulet to protect one from evil. There is a reason cobalt blue is the predominant color in the eye!

Many Mediterranean people still paint their windows and front door frames cobalt blue to protect the home from outside evil forces.

Cobalt blue can range from the bright translucent color we see on medicinal bottles to a much deeper blue. Lapis Lazuli is the natural color of cobalt blue and is considered a protective paramagnetic stone. This means that it is easily magnetized. The same is true for the metal cobalt. ( They are attracted to a magnet rather than repelled – they are pulled in.)

When we look at the occult (occult means hidden meanings, hidden secrets) books of Theosophy, Alice Bailey, the Masons, etc. they use cobalt blue book covers. Although they say the covers symbolize the blue ray (which is magnetic), I think that it also used to protect the wisdom between the covers and it makes the books magnetic.

Rudolph Steiner continued teaching and using Goethe’s universal theory of color (as opposed to the Newtonian linear theory that I have discussed in previous newsletters) that theorized there are only two colors in the universe – blue and yellow. Blue shines inwards, while yellow shines outwards. This inward motion indicates a protective mechanism.

The color that is opposite to cobalt blue on the color wheel is gold. The ancients knew that if you have two opposing concepts, that balance (paradox) is found by a third. A triangle is created – the colors are not mixed, but synthesized. It is like the blue and gold are visible in space-time and the frequency that relates them – white -is in time-space. One sees this color combination used extensively within the Masons, Self Realization Fellowship and many other spiritual paths.

There are countless other examples of using the protective qualities of cobalt blue within many religions etc., but I am trying to keep these newsletters short and to the point!! I am thinking of starting a blog, so I can go into all of these subjects in more depth for those who are interested . We can also have feedback from the readers and gain more wisdom! stay tuned!

Now, how can you use this knowledge in your immediate environment? The dowsers have known about the protective properties of cobalt blue for eons and have developed different methods to utilize this ancient knowledge. For one thing, they have discovered that it is really effective in blocking harmful earth radiations.

A practical use of this knowledge has been utilized to lessen the number of accidents at certain locations on freeways, streets and intersections. The dowsers first pinpoint places on maps where accidents frequently occur and then put cobalt colored paint, or tape across the street or highway to block the harmful energies at that location. The energies of these locations seem to cause the drivers momentarily loss of consciousness. By putting the tape or paint across these spots, that loss of consciousness is lessened and there are noticeably fewer accidents!

To expand on this concept, if you want to block the energies of a negative neighbor, or someone in your household, you can use the blue sharpie (perfect color!) to outline any wall on your floor plan to stop their energy from penetrating into your space. If you want to suppress negative earth energies rising from the ground, you can color in all or any part of your floor plan where you feel the energy needs to be blocked.

Many times I color in the space beneath a bed if a person is not sleeping well. Also, if you live in an apartment building, you can block the energies of the people below you etc. There are countless way to use this information. Experiment!

I just discovered something else amazing about cobalt blue! CSIc(Color Solutions International) which I always subscribed to when I was clothing designer – picked cobalt blue as the color of the year for 2013!! For all twelve months, it was the most popular and widely used color. Many designers, graphic artists, retailers, fine artists, architects etc. subscribe to this publication to find the trending colors. Seems the world was subconsciously searching for protection on many levels! It is still a major player in 2014.

Now is the perfect time to have an in-depth space clearing. During the clearing, I also check all of your artwork and collectibles to see if they are weakening or strengthening you.
It is amazing what comes up!!

I will be speaking on “Redeeming Our Ancient Wisdom through Dowsing” at the West Coast Dowsing Conference, July 3-6, at Santa Cruz University. Email me for a schedule.

Hope to see you there.

Love and Light, Carol


March 3rd, 2014

Many people from all over the country and abroad have contacted Metempyrion recently asking questions about interactions with other people and processes they are currently experiencing. Many of us seem to be noticing signs of change that are puzzling and frequently involve frustration and grief. Although the situations vary from finances, housing, problems with family, employees, employers, projects, health, and accidents, they all have one thing in common:


Somehow our perception of the Laws of Physics seem to be shifting. Processes taken for granted in the past are not following the expected norm. People are questioning fundamental standards of conduct. Many of us expect that if we pay for a service we will receive cooperation; commodities that we purchase will be what we thought we paid for. Unfortunately it is as if we have crossed over into some alternative reality ‘beyond the point of no return’, where nothing and no one is what they seem to be.

Those of us who spend time in a reflective mode of thinking are comparing notes to come to a shared realization regarding these disturbing happenings which appear to be occurring more and more frequently. Factors taken into consideration must include the world economy, the boundaries of medical technology, the massive human population concentration in metropolitan areas, and shifts in climate which we are witnessing on a global basis. These facts are obvious and pervasive and therefore, not directly personal.

There is another major factor which is hidden from view and often ignored because as humans, we are all completely involved in the experience. This can generically and collectively be labeled ‘human response’, which hardly explains the complexities of the phenomena. Behavioral responses originate in the subconscious part of the brain and frequently never reach the frontal lobe more rational higher brain, which is where judgment calls between ‘right and wrong’ actions take place.

What are we talking about here? If you are confused by comments and behavior of relatives, friends and strangers in your daily interactions with them, are you the one who has lost touch with reality, or are these people actually seeing and acting from a completely opposite window of perception? This may be discolored by medication or some toxic exposure. After taking the time to audit your own behavioral responses to see if perhaps you initiated the miscommunication, try again to express yourself more clearly. This will have a successful result if the other individual involved is coming from a clear place of desire to cooperate. If the resulting encounter is equally frustrating, then your conclusion must be that some other influence or concealed motivation for bad behavior is involved.

At this point in the situation, most of us are inclined to walk away rather than follow through on further dealings with that person or group. In many instances, this is probably the wiser choice. However, if the situation has become perceived as critical to one’s health and wellbeing, we correctly find ourselves compelled to pursue the cause of the disruptive behavior on the part of the other parties involved.

Frequently personal pride may block an individual from agreeing to cooperate with someone just out of simple stubbornness. This may be a learned behavior through observation of responses among family and community members which causes a negative attitude of refusal about changes of any kind. The person is completely unaware of the problem, because of the surrounding collective mental state of the group as a whole. Creative thinking and commitment can be used by anyone to extricate themselves from continuing a destructive behavior pattern and passing it on unconsciously to descendents.

In a metaphoric context, the challenge to resolve the issue between persons involved, has now become identified as a challenge to survive. Speaking on the level that personal identity is in jeopardy, the personality must step up to the perceived challenge for the sake of justice if nothing more. Now the Ego is awakened to participate and higher logic must be initiated. This higher brain function is one of the gifts defining a ‘sentient being’; one who is self aware and conscious of purpose and responsibility for personal actions. Integrity and a moral compass to guide behavior is an definable trait in many respected individuals. Most ideologies outline a code of ethical behavior within a group and are most helpful when individual members choose to comply.

Defining Homo Sapiens as a sentient species and acknowledging that human nature is in part inculcated by association with others in a society, still the individual Free Will to make decisions is left to the single person. If the behavior does not fall within acceptable norms, there are consequences which are regulated in the forms of laws within a social structure. But what about the deeper underlying influences which gained the power over the individual that caused the bad behavior and disregard for damage to other people in the first place? Perhaps abuse of personal power causes chemical reactions in the brain that become addictive; like an adrenaline rush during aggression.

This distorted behavior becomes contagious, as bad energy is then passed on and ricochets from person to person. Through vulnerability and fear, distraction and concern for personal survival in an increasingly hazardous high density population situation leads to more and more disregard for courtesy and moral behavior among the larger group. People are asking if this is due to military or government activities involving ELF experiments, toxic industrial emissions or something to do with our sun’s cosmic eruptions. It has even been speculated that people are being compelled to self destruct by some off world intelligence.

Supposing any and all of these are possible, the priority course of action remains the same. Self-control of personal reactions to stimuli outside the individual life form is primary to survival. Taking the Natural Law of Cause and Effect into consideration, one’s own behavior must be defined according to Right Action in any situation. Over-reaction out of a sense of panic is common human behavior but is not an appropriate response in most cases. How does one discern what is right action? Sometimes the rage and deceit expressed by the other person comes without any hint of bad intention to warn a person of danger before the actual crime has been committed. We are called upon to shield and defend ourselves spontaneously in the moment.

Confidence in oneself and our own perceptions and decision making functions comes through practice. Now the complexity of human behavior extends exponentially because we must be attentive to both exterior interaction with others and more importantly our own perceptions and inner responses to outside influences. Actually the only thing any of us have control over is our own actions and our responses to the actions of others. Moderation is an important key, and the thinking person may seek a better form of stabilization of a situation, than an immediate strike in kind, again an abuse of power. Violence begets violence is the apropos cliché here. Even if we are talking about a battlefield in the minds, psychic violence can be the most damaging of all. A few common examples which are symptoms of a chronic toxic mental state are listed here:

slander/libel/ lies, setting another person up to fail at a project,
refusal to cooperate after an agreement or truce has been reached,
projection of one’s own deceit by blaming another for the wrong behavior

All of these are tactics used to undermine self confidence and to distract a person from productivity and fulfillment. The questions to ask are: Was this an accident or a mistake on the part of the other person, or was it done intentionally to cause harm? Was this done unconsciously by someone not in-touch with their own motives, or was this done maliciously and consciously by a person fully aware of their own actions? Once the injured party can be sure of the answers to these questions, a right course of action will present itself.

It is a time of testing for the Powers of Light as the Darkness becomes more pervasive. We are all feeling strained from the efforts needed to withstand psychic attacks in numerous forms including constant negative propaganda on radio and TV. Many of us are having to deal with unexpected deceit, anger and violence from people we have trusted who are involuntarily being influenced by this exposure. We feel we are being targeted because our responses and priorities are different from those around us. This is a test of Faith on several levels.

Recently local newspapers here are attempting to focus on uplifting fun community activities instead of war and violence beyond our control. If you find yourself and people near you distracted by the chaos, you need to change your focus and that of others around you if only temporarily. Think outside your usual context. The Shamanic Way teaches that there are ‘Times of Not Doing’ which are as constructive and necessary as times of activity. Sometimes inspiration comes which enhances spiritual growth and personal revelation. The ancient Buddhist practice of meditation is a similar concept that has proven highly successful in maintaining mental and physical health.


The major Planetary Shift anticipated is happening NOW and we are all going to be affected by it in unexpected ways physically, mentally and emotionally. A catalytic incident may be entirely unexpected, like being blindsided by another driver on the road which causes a radical readjustment in thinking as well as spinal and neck realignments to relieve physical pain. Emotional adjustment may be required as part of healing. Let’s reorient ourselves to a different way of living with others in a flexible context. Both interior emotional and mental environments and exterior ever changing factors need to be taken into consideration and factored into any and all behavior.

Realize that the 21st century is going to be different on earth for all of us than what we expected. Outworn paradigms need to be discarded as do old memories which are no longer relevant to our individual progress through life. Follow the golden path through the woods and even as scary and gloomy as they appear; as bazaar and irrational as the characters engaged may be; classic rules of courtesy and respect still apply. As unreal as the environment seems, maintain your integrity and faith to reach your intended safe haven.

We are all on the Planet, which is a finite environment with ecological and hence economical boundaries. In order to continue to thrive here we all need to cooperate for happiness and prosperity. Choose your path wisely with foresight into the future.

2014 – Year of the Green Water Horse

January 17th, 2014

By Jia Wu

We have crossed over the threshold of the Winter Solstice on our annual journey from darkness into Light. From now until the Chinese Solar New Year that begins on February 4th, 2014, we are in a period of flux as one cycle winds down and another is birthed. During this transition, major shifts in our Planet’s Light and energy occur as matter rearranges itself. This mutable, shifting phase is the perfect time to get your home and business prepared for the Year of the Green Wood Horse that arrives on January, 31st, 2014.

January, 2014, has two New Moons, and each one falls on a New Year’s celebration!! The first one occurred on January 1st, and the second one will be on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year, January 30th. Each year brings a new energetic pattern or theme, since the heavenly and earthly energies are continually moving and realigning. The energies for the year of the Green Wood Horse, also known as the “Horse in the Clouds,” brings yang wood sitting on top of fire and is much different from the mysterious, secretive “Black Water Snake!” Everything will be out in the open. It will be a year of “walking the walk” and not over thinking. Events will move quickly with unbridled energy and there will be no time for procrastination or idleness. It is also a year for surprising romance especially for the ox, snake and rooster.

According to Chinese custom, the “Grand Duke of Jupiter,” arrives each year in a different direction. He is also called Tai Sui or the “Minister of Time.” Tai Sui literally means the Great Year, the Jupiter Year, the 12 year sidereal period which the planet takes to travel around the sun. Each year as the “magnetic shadow“ of Jupiter passes over the Earth like a wave and darkens the direction of the “animal” of the year ( dragon, snake, horse etc.), the location of “the Grand Duke of Jupiter” is revealed!

For 2014, The Grand Duke resides in the “House of the Horse” which is in the South 172.5° – 187.5°. If your house faces these degrees, it is considered to be clashing with the Grand Duke. You may experience accidents, obstacles or loss of wealth. The cure is to minimize movement and any construction or digging in this direction. Also, do not face this direction. He does not like to be confronted or disturbed!

If your house faces North, you are lucky! It has the support of the Grand Duke. You will do better in business ventures and competition.

2014 Avoidance Days

In Feng Shui there are 13 days each year where one is advised to not do anything important! These are also known as the “Master – Killing” days. On these days, one should avoid moving, trading, receiving payments, getting married, getting buried, starting a new job or anything else important.

Feb. 12
Mar. 3
Apr. 8
May 5
June 2 and 28
July 27
Aug. 24
Sept. 20/28
Oct. 18
Nov. 15
Dec. 12
Jan. 19

Time for your annual Feng Shui update!
I now have the 2014 Talisman from the Monastery in China, that provides protection from the grand Duke!

This year, I am also offering a remote Biogeometry clearing along with the annual report for $50.00 more. It is very effective!

Happy New Year!
Love and Light, Carol

Please call 323-665-8410
or email
for your annual Feng Shui update!

Pueblo Dawn Call to announce the Feast

October 12th, 2013

All people awake, open your eyes, arise,
Become children of light, vigorous, active, sprightly.

Hasten clouds from the four world quarters;
Come snow in plenty, that water may be abundant when summer comes;
Come ice, cover the fields, that the planting may yield abundance,
Let all heart be glad!

The knowing ones will assemble in four days;
They will encircle the village dancing and singing songs…
That moisture may come in abundance.


August 19th, 2013

While traveling in the Southwestern United States a few years ago, I pulled into an Indian Arts and Crafts Fair on the side of the road in Sedona, Arizona. Several different tribes of people were represented by potters, jewelers, sculptors and painters. The people of the high mesas have always traded goods at gatherings like this and they tend
to be social gatherings with drumming, music and food. Concepts about the cosmos and healing herbs are also shared if one knows where to look and how to ask.

It was on this occasion, that paintings and prints in one booth of a New Mexico artist captured my attention and I began speaking with the artist. Throughout my travels I have been exposed to many ceremonies, celebrations and festivals in many countries. A painting of dancers around a fire, in regalia with which I was unfamiliar interested me. The colors of the garments and styles of the headdresses set against a background of deep ochre brown space particularly drew me in to the painting, as a hypnotic feeling of involvement overcame me. It was of a powerful magical dance.

This is the Peyote Ritual. Peyote ‘buttons’ grow low around the heart of the Mescal Agave plant and are harvested to facilitate altered states of consciousness in rituals and ceremonies. Books by Carlos Castaneda sharing experiences using this mind altering plant, have been popular reading since the 1960’s, so I had a vague familiarity with the concept. But to listen to a tribal member share his perception and be able to see the as images depicted in the painting, brought a vital reality to me.

The story this Indian man told me was about the Chiricahua Clan of the Mescalero Apache tribe in New Mexico. The term ‘coming out’ dances refers to the traditional seasonal Equinox and Solstice celebrations and the procreation myths surrounding the beginning of the World and of the People. These dances can go on for several days and nights and are a test of endurance both mental and physical. Only specific members of this clan who pass through initiation rites with peyote are selected to be dancers. They are called Spirit Dancers and travel to another dimension to gain knowledge by communicating with Beings there; then return to share with the Apache People.

The dancers’ torsos are often covered in pigments, either terra vert (green) or ochre (yellow) clays with white or green stripes. The loin cloths or garments are typically yellow, and red sashes are worn on arms, at waists and sometimes as headbands over black or dark hoods. Black hoods covering the faces with holes cut for eyes are typical. The masks are extended by scarves covering the neck and throat. This gives a Kachina Spirit quality to the dancers, perhaps so that they blend in more as they travel through
the inner dimensions. This color scheme is specific to this ritual.

The headdresses and lightening sticks are made of wood and traditionally painted white with black symbols for the Elements in them. As I understand, the headdress acts like a lightening rod or antenna to connect with the Inner World Beings on that particular dimensional plane. The peyote opens a pathway of communication and travel. Just as ayahuasca* is used to open a particular pathway to a specific world of reality, so have many other substances known to man for thousands of years. Most of these have healing and educational properties which can be used productively to enhance humankind’s existence on earth. The Spirit Dancers of the Chiricahua play a major role in maintaining balance in the Apache universe.

This seems a very sophisticated use of physics—subtle energy frequencies are available to humans if we know how to tap into them… like Tesla and Scalar energy concepts.

*see Spirit Mind Connection and Ways to Get There article listed in the Shamanic Category archives.

This is an excerpt from The Prism Diary Spring 2009

March 29th, 2013

Affirmation to be Said Aloud Three Times

The Light of God Surrounds You
The Love of God Enfolds You
The Power of God Protects You
The Presence of God Watches Over You
Wherever You Are God Is

2013 – Year of the Black Water Snake – Gui Si

January 14th, 2013

The Chinese Lunar New Year begins on Feb.10, 2013 and the Solar New Year, on which Feng Shui is based, begins Feb. 4, 2013, the first day of Spring (Li-chun.) Each year brings a new energetic pattern or theme, since the heavenly and earthly energies are continually moving and realigning. The energies for the year of the Black Water Snake, brings yin water sitting on top of fire and is much different from those of the passing Black Water Dragon year which has yang water sitting on earth! For 2013, it is important to know where the Tai Sui, Sui Po, Sans Sha and “The Evil Yellow Number 5” energies are located, so steps can be taken to avoid, and, or cure them (see below.) I am also sending Master Yang’s “Avoidance Days.” Many of you have contacted me with stories of how accurate these dates are!

According to Chinese custom, the “Grand Duke of Jupiter,” arrives each year in a different direction. He is also called Tai Sui or the “Minister of Time.” Tai Sui literally means the Great Year, the Jupiter Year, the 12 year sidereal period which the planet takes to travel around the sun. Each year as the “magnetic shadow“ of Jupiter passes over the Earth like a wave and darkens the direction of the “animal” of the year (rabbit, dragon, snake etc.), the location of “the Grand Duke of Jupiter” is revealed!

For 2013, the Grand Duke is General Xu Dan” and he resides in the House of the Snake which is in the Southeast 142.6° – 157.5°. If your house faces these degrees, it is considered to be clashing with the Grand Duke. You may experience accidents, obstacles or lose of wealth. The cure is to minimize movements such as construction or digging in this direction. He does not like to be disturbed!

If your house faces Northwest you are lucky! It has the support of the Grand Duke. You will do better in business ventures and competition.

Sui Po is the name of the energies that are directly opposite the Grand Duke in the Northwest. In 2013, these are in the sign of the pig. Sui Po generally doesn’t create any problems, until it is disturbed by such things as renovations, repairs, construction, digging of earth. Any form of earth works is to be avoided in the northwestern sector.

San Sha or 3-killings influence in 2013 is from 46° to 135° degrees. This spans part of the northeastern sector, all of the east and the first 15 of the southeast. Disturbing the San Sha can cause betrayal, robbery, loss of money, injuries, illnesses and fatalities. Avoid digging, construction, or any form of earth works in the Sans Sha area. The ancient texts mention that it is acceptable to have the front of your house facing San Sha.

The Yellow Evil Star flies to the Central palace this year. The “5 star” is earth and as fire produces earth, do not put anything yellow or red or burn anything in this area. So. be very careful when you do any construction and or other movement here, especially any movement of earth. This will probably only apply to those of you with inner courtyards.

2013 Avoidance Days

In Feng Shui there are 13 days each year where one is advised to not do anything important!
On these days, one should avoid moving, trading, receiving payments, getting married, getting buried, or starting a new job.

Feb. 14
Apr. 10
May 8
June 6
July 3
Aug. 2
Sept. 2/28
Oct. 26
Nov. 24
Dec. 22
Jan. 20

Happy New Year!
Love and Light, Carol

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We Are Powerful Beyond Measure

June 23rd, 2012

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be?

You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just some of us; it’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

1994 Inaugural speech