The bright red eye of Taurus the Bull attains midnight culmination on December 1. It is magnitude 0.85, luminosity of -0.8, and is 65 light years away. Al-Dabaran in Arabic means “the follower,” in this case, of The Pleiades. It is 69.8 degrees east of the Vernal Equinox.
Month: November 2015 (Page 1 of 2)
I have intended to undertake a study of Gurdieff and Ouspensky for some time. I would like at some point to say I have reached an understanding of their teachings. What do you know? The 2001 edition of In Search of the Miraculous has a forward written by Marianne Williamson. Thank you Parliament 2015 and especially the Women’s Assembly for introducing me to real people with whom I have made contact on the pathway that is unfolding before me.
I learned something today. At least I will consider it.
“At the same time, positive emotions such as “love,” “hope,” “faith,” in the sense in which they are usually understood–that is, as permanent emotions–are impossible for a man in the ordinary state of consciousness. They require higher states of consciousness; they require inner unity, self-consciousness, permanent ‘I,’ and will.”
P.D. Ouspensky, The Psychology of Man’s Possible Evolution. Vintage Books. New York. 1974. pp.84-85.
Menkar is a giant red star on the eastern end of Cetus, the Whale. Its name is derived from the Arabic word for “nostril.” Its magnitude is 2.53, it is approximately 130 light years away. It is 44.3 degrees east of the Vernal Equinox.