Thursday, July 20, 2006

NOT MY BUTTONS! Not my gum-drop buttons!!

It's really more a visual thing.

But I'll leave you with this:

Lion may be King of the Jungle, but out of his element, he's a Penguin's bitch.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Monday, July 17, 2006

I had a dream last night that I was Harry Potter and someone delivered a liver to me. No doubt a spin off my subconscious took from Pirates of the Carribean, Dead Man’s Chest....Who knows, dreams are crazy like that. Anyhow, I stuffed the liver in my shirt to hide it, then down my pants and with out realizing it, somehow swallowed it. But what the hey, I’m Harry Potter, it can only make me better.

In sleuth-like fashion, I probe ~~ why a liver? Which brings me deeper into the catechism of confusion, yet somehow satisfied at the same time.

Peace out,

Karma and the Law of Balance

This little discussion started with reference to karma and the law of balance. So, if one were to say that Venus is strong and Mars is weak, it means that it is easier to appear Venusian than to act in a more Martial manner. So, what happens to Mars? Mars is restrained, not allowed to express in His normal way. Instead of being direct, Mars is held back. According to Ayurveda, a system of medicine that I have studied for more than thirty years, Mars is hot and when suppressed is "stuffed" in the liver. The liver, with its myriad of functions, is rendered less effective by the repression and this is compounded by the sluggish metabolism. Since one of the main liver functions is blood purification, the condition of the blood cannot be good with impaired liver function.

Lest this all sound too mystical to be practical, I would wager that much liver heat is sub-clinical using the types of tests prevalent in modern medicine. I do not think an SGOT test will reveal the types of conditions I have just described, but I think thermography will reveal an uneven distribution of heat in the body. Moreover, as the problem persists unchecked, there will be symptoms related to the heat: irritation, frustration, anger, and perhaps outbursts. I look at these very sympathetically because I feel that these expressions are attempts to move repressed fire, something a Mars type can usually do with skill but a Venus type can only do quite awkwardly and often therefore with mixed messages.