StoneFlower Kabbalah
A site based on the healing of the ancient wisdom of the Geocentric worldview. The understanding of sacred texts and wisdom is based on a relationship to the Source. This Central Source is the Fount from which the three distinct movements of the Earth globe flow. These three turns-rotation,revolution and precession are a great secret/sod and key to the profound teachings of the mekubalim/kabbalists. These movements provide us with the experience of shanah/time, olam/matter and nephesh/soul(being). The Earth turn called precession is the slow wobble that causes the polar skies to change slowly over a 26,000 year cycle.
The chart of "72" names relates to this great cycle and is a key to unlocking where we are in "time".

Sunday, May 03, 2009

blessing of Chamah/Shalom Shalem

Deep Solar Minimum
April 1, 2009: The sunspot cycle is behaving a little like the stock market. Just when you think it has hit bottom, it goes even lower.
2008 was a bear. There were no sunspots observed on 266 of the year's 366 days (73%). To find a year with more blank suns, you have to go all the way back to 1913, which had 311 spotless days: plot. Prompted by these numbers, some observers suggested that the solar cycle had hit bottom in 2008.
Maybe not. Sunspot counts for 2009 have dropped even lower. As of March 31st, there were no sunspots on 78 of the year's 90 days (87%).
It adds up to one inescapable conclusion: "We're experiencing a very deep solar minimum," says solar physicist Dean Pesnell of the Goddard Space Flight Center.
"This is the quietest sun we've seen in almost a century,"
agrees sunspot expert David Hathaway of the Marshall Space Flight Center.
Quiet suns come along every 11 years or so. It's a natural part of the sunspot cycle, discovered by German astronomer Heinrich Schwabe in the mid-1800s. Sunspots are planet-sized islands of magnetism on the surface of the sun; they are sources of solar flares, coronal mass ejections and intense UV radiation. Plotting sunspot counts, Schwabe saw that peaks of solar activity were always followed by valleys of relative calm—a clockwork pattern that has held true for more than 200 years: plot.
The current solar minimum is part of that pattern. In fact, it's right on time. "We're due for a bit of quiet—and here it is," says Pesnell.
Sign up for EXPRESS SCIENCE NEWS delivery But is it supposed to be this quiet? In 2008, the sun set the following records:
A 50-year low in solar wind pressure: Measurements by the Ulysses spacecraft reveal a 20% drop in solar wind pressure since the mid-1990s—the lowest point since such measurements began in the 1960s. The solar wind helps keep galactic cosmic rays out of the inner solar system. With the solar wind flagging, more cosmic rays are permitted to enter, resulting in increased health hazards for astronauts. Weaker solar wind also means fewer geomagnetic storms and auroras on Earth.
A 12-year low in solar "irradiance": Careful measurements by several NASA spacecraft show that the sun's brightness has dropped by 0.02% at visible wavelengths and 6% at extreme UV wavelengths since the solar minimum of 1996. The changes so far are not enough to reverse the course of global warming, but there are some other significant side-effects: Earth's upper atmosphere is heated less by the sun and it is therefore less "puffed up." Satellites in low Earth orbit experience less atmospheric drag, extending their operational lifetimes. Unfortunately, space junk also remains longer in Earth orbit, increasing hazards to spacecraft and satellites.
A 55-year low in solar radio emissions: After World War II, astronomers began keeping records of the sun's brightness at radio wavelengths. Records of 10.7 cm flux extend back all the way to the early 1950s. Radio telescopes are now recording the dimmest "radio sun" since 1955: plot. Some researchers believe that the lessening of radio emissions is an indication of weakness in the sun's global magnetic field. No one is certain, however, because the source of these long-monitored radio emissions is not fully understood.
All these lows have sparked a debate about whether the ongoing minimum is "weird", "extreme" or just an overdue "market correction" following a string of unusually intense solar maxima.
"Since the Space Age began in the 1950s, solar activity has been generally high," notes Hathaway. "Five of the ten most intense solar cycles on record have occurred in the last 50 years. We're just not used to this kind of deep calm."
Deep calm was fairly common a hundred years ago. The solar minima of 1901 and 1913, for instance, were even longer than the one we're experiencing now. To match those minima in terms of depth and longevity, the current minimum will have to last at least another year.
In a way, the calm is exciting, says Pesnell. "For the first time in history, we're getting to see what a deep solar minimum is really like." Modern technology cannot, however, predict what comes next. Competing models by dozens of top solar physicists disagree, sometimes sharply, on when this solar minimum will end and how big the next solar maximum will be. Pesnell has surveyed the scientific literature and prepared a "piano plot" showing the range of predictions. The great uncertainty stems from one simple fact: No one fully understands the underlying physics of the sunspot cycle.
Pesnell believes sunspot counts will pick up again soon, "possibly by the end of the year," to be followed by a solar maximum of below-average intensity in 2012 or 2013.
But like other forecasters, he knows he could be wrong. Bull or bear? Stay tuned for updates.
Author: Dr. Tony Phillips Credit:


Anonymous said...

Miss your "voice" - hope you are at least enjoying the spring, if not writing! i thought i'd throw a question out -- you write often about "Jerusalem" embracing the whole of the earth - a message that asks us to think of "Jerusalem" as a state of global consciousness, rather than a physical place. So, even as a resident of this city that i can actually breathe, i can relate to this idea. But, on the other hand, you speak of your part of the world in terms that are very much physical. Interesting and confusing to me that the living, breathing city of Jerusalem has been replaced by a global consciousness, but that you describe new mexico as having what i might describe as a unique kedusha. did i misunderstand? So i'd like to ask: what role, if anything in your thinking does the jerusalem that's "down here" play in this unfolding story?

be well and shavua tov,

Anonymous said...

Hi JS, as always thanks for your comments and questions. below is a quote from a writing from the Qumran scrolls about the "future city" and what most people believe are Malachim interacting but actually these are Sarim, an important difference. the city is called a place far-away from the ancient holy land of the dead sea and surrounds. the Th Reb Azulai and agaddah is correct. All the holy Earth has become Yisrael since the city that show peace to the world has moved to the other side of the globe.

"It is this vision that causes speculation of to what city they are actually referring to within the text. It at first looks like the author is starting to talk about the tower of Babel, but after further consideration it looks as if he is talking about Jerusalem and the building of the temple. If this assumption is right, then Michael may be asking why there is an angelic force stationed on the mountains. Gabriel vision may be an explanation to why they are there and a premonition to the great city that is to be built there.
4Q529, 6Q23
1 Wording of text which Michael addressed the angels of God[...]2 Michael said, "I have located there an army of angels[1][...]3[...] nine big hills: two to the Eas[t...]4[and two to the] South. It was at this place Michael met with the Angel Gabriel [...][2] 5... During their meeting Michael translated a dream of Gabriel'. Gabriel then said to Michael:[...]6 It was written in his text that God, the all powerful,[...]7 the boys of Ham to the boys of Shem. And see my Supreme being, the god of the earth[...]8 When it rains freely[...]9 view a city Made to worship the Supreme being, Lo[rd Eternal...]10Anything that is bad will be performed before God[3], the Almighty Lo[rd Eternal...]11 God will remember his people[...]12 the Supreme being; to him the prizes and praises and to him[...]13 in a far away place there will be a man[...]14 the man will say to him: 'Observe this[...]15 bring to me silver and gold[...]... [...]16 the good man[4]
[1] The original text reads, "troops of fire". In certain texts the existance of fire has been understood to mean a Godly or angelic presence. [2] The Angel Gabriel is considered to serve as a guide in the Highest Heaven [3] A hint that the city that may be refered to is Jerusalem [4] From 13 to 16 Cook suggests a possible parallel to 4Q522 in which the nations bring things to Jerusalem for the Temple (WAC, 427).
Eiserman, Robert. Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered; The First Complete Translation and Interpretation of 50 Key Documents Withheld for Over 35 Years,Penquin Press, New York, 1992. Martinez, Florentino. The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated; The Qumran Texts in English, E.J.Brill & Leiden, New York, 1996. Vermes, Geza. The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English, Penguin Press, New York, 1997. Wise, Abess, and Cook. The Dead Sea Scrolls; A New Translation, Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., New York, 1996


prepared for Intro. to the Hebrew Bible
Pete Garczynski