Friday, August 26, 2011
Discovering the Book of Aquarius
Late night yowls! My glorious and gifted Big Cats... yes, Mr. Sol is now on a different path across the sky... the Kougaress kept her eye on him today... the sun definitely set closer to the west, although it was still somewhat northwest... however, it wasn’t way, way in the northwest, on the other side of the sorta outdoor porch building like before... yee-owws! another major discombobulating day... it’s like being pulled in several directions at once, and not knowing which direction is the priority... however, lots did get done... with piles more to go... no! It never ends!!!
Discovering the Book of Aquarius ... the Kougaress downloaded this ‘free’ book after listening to the William Henry’s Revelations radio show, and plans on giving it a read. Though, she doubts she has the means and ability to try making her own philosopher’s stone. However, for those with an adventurous spirit, who have always had a yen for the mystical and alchemical... well, this Big Cat says ‘go for it’!
From UNKNOWN COUNTRY ~
Wednesday August 24, 2011
The Elixir of Life and the Philosopher's Stone--Available Now
We can learn the deepest secrets of alchemy right now, and Jay Weidner guides us on the journey. Could it be that there were people in the past who created and drank the elixir of life and understood and used the philospher's stone?
Jay has had access to some of the world's most secret alchemical texts, and he believes that he has uncovered the secrets of a the ancient science that predates alchemy and became alchemy. He has discovered that the transformations of alchemy are actually very accessible, but hidden behind a wall of secrecy and complexity.
Listen as he strips away the myth and reveals the true simplicity of alchemical power, and how it can be achieved--which turs out to be possible and accessible.
Many people are doing it right now, and so can you.
Read the clearest description of alchemy and how to accomplish its transformations in what Jay calls the finest alchemical text ever written. And the book is free. You can get it here ~ bookofaquarius.forgottenbooks.org ~
Jay's website is JayWeidner.com. You can find his books and DVDs at Sacred Mysteries.com.
Authoress news and mews ~
Yes! Short story progress with the *tentative* title of The Panther and His Sage Queen... if only the Kougar can make it to the finish line. Claws still crossed.
Okay then, TITLE MAGIC, the blog belonging to this Big Cat author and her ATIV buddy, Pat Cunningham, is being somewhat resurrected. That is, the Kougar is posting Volcano’s Angelic Forecast on Monday, and Pat is blogging on Thursday with tips on writing. We are also looking at re-posting some of our ShapeShifter Seduction bloggies, along with, of course, promo blogs about our books.
Here’s the beginning of Pat’s blog ~
How to Grow a Series
by Pat Cunningham
Let me rephrase that: this is how I grow a series. In general. I’m a pantser, so my approach to any novel, let alone a series, tends to be haphazard. I don’t sit down and plot out a nine-book epic with every single twist and plot point outlined and described. God bless those who can. It’d be a lot easier if I could, but my mind doesn’t work that way.
Tip one: don’t wait for inspiration. You can’t expect your muse to drop in on a regular basis. She may go on strike or get caught up in a CSI marathon or something and leave you holding the keyboard with a blank screen to fill. Forget about her. Sit down and write. You may find your best inspirations happen when you’re in the middle of working. As your fingers fly, so do your thoughts. It’s like dominos. One idea knocks over others, and so on down the line.
Just useful info ~
From UNKNOWN COUNTRY ~
TV Ads are Sneaking into our Brains
Thursday, August 25, 2011
A new study helps explain why some ads seem to stick in our minds. It turns out that certain types of commercials trick the hippocampus area of the brain (where long-term memories are stored) believing that the scene we just watched on television actually happened--to us. This is done by evoking nostalgic scenes (such as Christmas) that bring up vivid emotions in most viewers.
In an experiment 100 participants were told about a new type of popcorn, then they were randomly assigned to watch different commercials. Some watched ads with little imagery, that just described the product, while others watch a commercial that showed happy people enjoying the product in their living room. The product, however, doesn't really exist. A week later, the two groups were asked about their memory of the product and (as you might expect), the ones who saw the living room ad had decided that the product being advertised was delicious.
In Wired.com, Jonah Lehrer quotes a paper by researchers Priyali Rajagopal and Nicole Montgomery as saying, "The scientists refer to this as the 'false experience effect,' since the ads are slyly weaving fictional experiences into our very real lives. Viewing the vivid advertisement created a false memory of eating the popcorn, despite the fact that eating the non-existent product would have been impossible. As a result, consumers need to be vigilant while processing high-imagery advertisements."
Depression can be used as a selling tool as well. Big business is using our moods as a marketing ploy, in order to capitalize on shoppers who are in various states of mind (and plenty of people are depressed these days!) For instance, a depressed person is more likely to respond to the FEEL of a hand lotion, while a cheerful shopper is likely to respond more to the product's festive packaging.
Big Cat by-the-numbers ~
12:12 am... 2:44 am... 4:44 am... 2:12 pm... 2:22 pm... 5:55 pm... 11:11 pm... from ~ bookofaquarius.forgottenbooks.org ~
A Stone of truth and rarity,
Given freely with sincerity,
Few believe or understand,
For evidence they do demand;
So here it is, as you ask,
Truth for you I do unmask;
Nature's simple, certain way,
Gives life and Hope out of decay;
For those who hear Nature's call,
Stand up strong and stand up tall;
With little time left in this world,
All the secrets will be unfurled;
From this book the wise will see
Life is not what it seemed to be;
BIG CAT SEVERE WEATHER ROUNDUP ~
Hurricane Irene batters smaller islands of Bahamas AP - Wed, 24 Aug 2011 22:41:38 PDT
AP - A large and powerful Hurricane Irene roared across the Bahamas archipelago on Wednesday, knocking down trees and destroying homes on a path that officials said posed the greatest threat to the country's smaller, less-populated islands.
Monsoon rains trigger floods, kill 16 in Pakistan AP - Thu, 25 Aug 2011 06:32:40 PDT
AP - Flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains swept through a village in northwestern Pakistan, killing 16 people and leaving several others missing, disaster management officials said Thursday.
The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
~ Happy Summer-escapin' in August ~
~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~
And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...
Book of Aquarius kisses from the Kougar...