>Hello Dear Ones,

I've been meaning to write about this for some time, but with all the
preparations for my book, I just haven't had the time. Well, now I'm
sick and bed ridden, so I thought maybe this would help me get back in
balance, so here it goes.
Feel free to forward this to other interested parties.


 In July Mars went retrograde. In August Mars came closer to the earth
than it has been in 60,000 years. This completed a 60,000 year cycle of
some kind, and starts another one anew. But, what cycle? We have no
recorded history that old. What happened 60,000 years ago, and what
will happen again?

Mars is the bringer of new beginnings. It brings with it the energy
to bring new ideas, new consciousness, new action, new discoveries.
Mars marks "THE BEGINNING". The beginning of the day, the year, the seasons,
all new beginnings. So, we may not yet know what is beginning anew, but
we are darn sure it is something, and that something will be major,
something that won't happen again for 60,000.

When I look back on archeological history, I find some interesting
things. Man became self aware sometime around this time period. Man
had learned to use simple tools, such as the hand axe. But from the time the
first hand axe was created, it took man another 100,000 years to figure out
he could put a handle on it. So, needless to say, we as a species
were still pretty much animals 100,000 years ago. Neanderthal man was still
around about 60,000 BC. And the use of fire has been found in rare cases
here and there as far back as 100,000 BC. Which indicates that man had
discovered fire,as he knew it existed, but had not yet learned what kept fire burning,
or how to start a fire. Man probably found fire here and there as a
natural occurrence, and realizing it's potential tried to use it, but
also probably took quite a while to master it (just like it took him quite a
while to figure out how to put a handle on a rock to make an ax).

In myth we are told Prometheus gave the gift of fire to man, elevating
him above the other animals, and making man god-like. This angered
Zeus, who punished Prometheus by chaining him to a rock, and having
his liver devoured everyday by a vulture. The liver grew back every night. I
know it sounds gross, but this is all symbolic. No real livers, no real
vultures.

Fire was a very important element to man's progression. Some say the
single MOST important element. With fire we changed from being scavengers to
being hunters, gatherers, and having a homestead. Once we were able to have
heat, and cook food, we began to live longer, we invented many other things,
because suddenly we were aware that we had needs.
I know this is complex, and I'm taking you around in spirals, but
that's what's required to understand what's happening now. So please,
bear with me.
OK, in the bible Genesis 6:1 "And it came to pass, when men began to
multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair;
and they took them wives of all which they chose. 6:3 And the LORD said, My
spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh:
yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. "
Again Symbols. The Sons (being the projective energy of the soul),
married (joined with) the daughters of Men (the receptive vehicle of the
body).
So, at some point in mans evolution as an animal, he elevated himself to
the point to where the soul or spirit of God/dess could merge with
man.
In Greek Mythology, Prometheus giving the gift of fire to man elevated
man above the animals, making him godlike. Presto! - a connection.

Therefore making man in body able to join with god in spirit, allowing souls
to incarnate on the earth and evolve.
My theory is that this happened about 60,000 years ago, when Mars
began it's last cycle coming this close to earth. Fire is consciousness (I
know that many Wiccan texts relate fire to spirit, but it's not the same,
look at the pentacle, spirit is the point at the top, fire is at the bottom
right, they are not the same, fire is consciousness, spirit is God/dess).
Consciousness is self-awareness, the awareness that your cold, tired,
hungry, and/or otherwise have needs. Sort of like how Eve became after she ate the
apple, knowing the difference between right and wrong, and realizing
suddenly that she was naked and needed clothes. Man's mastery of fire, and his
evolution of self-awareness was symbiotic. It happened at the same time.
There is no separation between physical and spiritual, that's why sympathetic
magic works. Mars is the foundation of right and wrong, basic needs, and the
ability to be self aware. I submit the possibility that the last Mars
cycle gave men the gift of fire, and therefore self-awareness or
consciousness. Not that man discovered fire, but that this is the
time he mastered it, i.e..figured out how to make it, and keep it burning.
This resulted in self-awareness and the ability to understand that we have needs,
provide for those needs, resulting in man's inventive/creative/fiery
nature.
If this is so, then what's Mars bringing us this time? Interestingly
enough Uranus is in Aquarius, making headlines in Astrological news
(Prometheus is associated with Aquarius and Uranus, the planet of
revolution, genius, evolution, radical change). Also, remember I said that Mars went
retrograde, and then came closer to the earth. Yesterday, 9/28/2003,
it started going back direct, and is now in what is called it's
shadow. It will take several weeks before it comes back to the place
where it was before it started it's retrograde cycle. It will come
out of it's shadow, and return to the place it was before going
retrograde on a very auspicious date.... Nov. 8, 2003.
This date is auspicious for many reasons.
1. It's Astrological Samhain. This means that astrologically it is
at 15 degrees Scorpio. The height of the fixed water sign, and
Astrologically the beginning of the new year, according to Celtic-Wiccan
Theology.
2. It's the first day of Mars being direct after it's perihelion. So
it's the first day of the new 60,000 year cycle.
3. There is a full moon lunar eclipse on this day.
4. It's the day of the Harmonic Concordance, and that alone has tons
of auspicious stuff within it.
5. It's also the beginning of the millennium, give or take a year or
two.
Man use to see fire, and sometimes still does, and thinks, "WOW,
that's God." (burning bush, etc.) Today, when we look into the sky
and see light streaming from behind a cloud, we think "Wow, that is
God."
Now, without getting into pages and pages of what the Harmonic
Concordance and all it's aspects mean individually, and loosing you
with Astrological jargon, I'm going to keep it simple. If you want to
know more about that, you can look at  <outbind://8/www.astrosite.com>
www.astrosite.com and they have
tons more stuff to read. But, don't go yet, cuz I'm just getting to
the good stuff.
Light is one of those things that we know exists, but we can't see it,
touch it, use it, or harness it in any way. We can make it, with
electricity and fire, but we still haven't mastered the element of light. We
see it bouncing off of the things that it illuminates. We know it's there.
But, we can't see the light itself, unless we bend it through a prism,
or see it bent through the water in the clouds in the sky.
So, I believe, that we are about to receive the gift of light. Once
this is received it will change everything. Space travel will be
transformed, fossil fuels will be obsolete, our electrical needs will change. The
ability to master the element of light will take us on an evolutionary
jump the likes that haven't been seen since cavemen figured out fire.
But, what does this mean spiritually. If fire is the consciousness
and the right to create invent, and basically "self-awareness". Then light
would be "spiritual-awareness". The ability to see aura's should become
commonplace.
The knowledge that we are spiritual beings having a human experience
will no longer be something that we have to constantly remind ourselves. It
will just be who we are. But, also, unlimited thought, esp,
manifesting reality, all these things that so many of us have worked so hard
to achieve will become common among all humans.
But how is this possible? The Harmonic Concordance. It will
spiritually attune us into a new vibration, allowing free flowing
communication on many levels, balancing masculine and feminine energies, and
bringing forth and a complete change of consciousness.
Ever heard of the 100th monkey syndrome? Some scientists learned that
if a certain number of an animal species learns a new task, that all of the
species will suddenly have that knowledge. They have learned,
documented, and proven that there is a group mind shared by a species,
and that members of that species that have never been taught the
information, will suddenly begin behaving as though they were taught it. This group
mind is called the causal mind, and humans have one too. (more on that
http://www.lightshift.com/Inspiration/monkey.html>
http://www.lightshift.com/Inspiration/monkey.html)
So the causal mind regulates that we all agree on certain things, like
gravity, color, etc. It takes a certain amount of the population to
gain knowledge, and then everyone has it. Scientists have also
discovered, and documented that about 25% of the population now has
turned to metaphysical thinking in some way or another. This is
happening on a global level.
This means that we are at the right moment for the 100th monkey
syndrome to take place, and for man come to the **knowledge**, not the
faith, that he is truly one with God/dess.
So, good work Ladies and Gentlemen. All your struggles and studies
have paid off. I believe we are about to witness the spiritual
evolution of mankind. But, remember, this is a 60,000 year cycle. I
doubt it will change overnight.
Also, most of us spent August watching out world flip upside down, and
spent September sitting around saying "What the $%*#?" Good news is - the
end has to come before the beginning, and whatever died for you was
necessary to prepare your reality for this new stage of your life.
Questions? Comments?
WISE will be doing a ritual November 8th for the Harmonic Concordance.
Don't know the details yet, I'm waiting for instructions from Goddess.
But all are welcome. Stay tuned to
  <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WISE_Community/>
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WISE_Community/ or
  <outbind://8/www.covenantofwise.com> www.covenantofwise.com

for details.
Love and hugs,
Bella
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