Friday, October 10, 2014

Pulled Jackfruit BBQ

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

Awesome veggie recipe using jackfruit as a BBQ pork sub. Looks tasty. Now I'm even more bummed that the Asian market up the block closed down. Could have had all the canned jackfruit I wanted. By the by, I'm not a full-time vegetarian (yet.) I just love finding new meat substitutes to try.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hell Yeah

DARIO ARGENTO'S THE SANDMAN starring Iggy Pop | Indiegogo

Horror master Dario Argento is looking to make a new film starring Iggy Pop. This couldn't be more relevant to my interests. They're looking for backers on Indiegogo. I'm kicking in a few bucks when I can. Love Argento's films and Iggy.

The Land Needs to be Purified

Clemmons murder suspect sacrificed animals, spoke ‘as though he was possessed,’ according to source |

One person, who claims to have been there around the time warrants say the bodies were buried, spoke with FOX8 about what it was like inside the home on Knob Hill Drive. We have concealed this person’s identity, and given the person the nickname “Paul.”

“When you walked in the first room, it was kind of blacked out, and the wallpaper had been peeled off. There was like scribbles, and scratches, and graffiti, and Arabic and Satan and swastikas,” said Paul. “It was a very, very thick environment. It was, it had a tenseness to it.”

. . .

Paul said the home smelled of wet dog, and that there were piles of dog feces in the living room. Paul also said there was one room —  the room firefighters smashed windows out of, and investigators wore HazMat suits into, that nobody, not even Amber Burch, was allowed into. “There’s a whole realm that we’re not aware of, and I think that whole piece of land needs to be purified,” Paul said.

Interesting and disturbing quotes from a man who knew suspected murderer Pazuzu Algarad. So far, at least two bodies have been found buried on Algarad's property, and witnesses say he sacrificed animals and acted as if he were possessed.

Obviously, this is a disturbing story about a man with some very severe psychological issues, but I'm quoting it because I always find it interesting to see references to energy work and discernment in the mainstream media. Though I doubt most people would catch it, talking of a "thick atmosphere" and the land needing to be "purified" aren't just figures of speech as far as I'm concerned. This type of shit leaves deep and lasting impressions on a place, and most people can feel it whether they're sensitive to it or not.

Troubling and fascinating.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring Has Officially Sprung

Blue speedwell is blooming (so pretty and dainty, but I keep it outside; old folks say it's bad luck to bring it in the house), and I have a new pot of hairy bittercress in a pot on the deck (keep your potted hairy bittercress outside; those things can shoot their seeds three feet if you accidentally brush up against them when they're ready to pop), and today, I found some Viola bicolor (field pansies) all over the meadow behind my house.

I'm especially excited about the bittercress. It's one of the nine herbs used in the 10th century Old English Nine Herbs Charm against poison. It's supposed to do very well in a pot, so we'll see how it goes.

The ornamental pears are in flower (and stinking up the place), the forsythia is on its way to full bloom, and soon the Japanese pink cherries (my favorite) will be out.

I'm going to try and get some good pictures tomorrow if the rain holds off.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Listen to the Ocean in Real Time!

Many thanks to the bloggers over at Dangerous Minds for introducing me to the LIDO project. From their blog post:
If you ever get fed-up with everyday noise pollution from automobile traffic, construction work or that nauseatingly ubiquitous mall muzak then imagine how such unwanted (and often unnecessary) noise damages marine life. 
Mammals, reptiles, fish and invertebrates are suffering from increasing levels of man-made noise pollution coming from ships, oil rigs, and sonar. 
Now a bio-acoustics laboratory at the Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain has developed a kind of “audio Google Earth” for under the water, which allows people to access a where they can listen to the sounds of the deep blue seas. The project is called “LIDO” which stands for “Listen to the Deep Ocean Environment” has been developed by French scientist Michel AndrĂ© and his team of researchers. The program aims to monitor undersea sounds to assess the affect of artificial noise on marine wildlife.
If you go to the LIDO website, you can click on observatories around the world and listen to the feed coming back from underwater microphones in real time. I am currently listening to what sounds like a pod of whales near Puako, Hawaii. It is awesome and relaxing.

Give it a shot and let me know what you hear!

A Dream of Death and Release

I woke up from a dream in which someone I loved very much had died. Someone had insulted my lost loved one, and I went on a rampage, screaming and crying and throwing things around, wanting to wrap my hands around the offender's neck and choke the life out of them. I collapsed on the floor crying, and that's when I awoke with real tears streaming down my cheeks.

I realized immediately that the dream had been about my father, who died almost three years ago, and that I still have a lot of anger and grief that hasn't been released. The dream, while distressing, had the feeling of one that had been sent to me to teach me something, and I'm taking it to heart.

After I woke up, I rolled over to look at the clock. It was 3:33 A.M.. That number, for personal reasons, has a lot of significance for me, and considering the work I have been doing lately to establish a relationship with Hekate and the chthonic gods, it seems even more significant.

I have been feeling the push to work on the deep, dirty crap I've been hanging on to, but I've been resisting. Ready or not, here it comes.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Rhyd Wildermuth Says It Better Than I Could

I have been meaning to write a post about what my spiritual life has been like recently, but it turns out I don't have to because Rhyd Wildermuth at has already written it. Run, go, and read it. It's beautiful and perfectly captures how I have been feeling lately.