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stellar emanation

stellar emanation


This weekend, when the grandkids couldn’t come by, I found a chunk of time in which, with the help of YouTube, I educated myself about the game of cricket and the sport of curling. 

Turns out I can watch some cricket just a few towns away in one direction, and take up curling in two towns, one to the West and one to the southeast.  

Playing cricket is out of the question at my age, and the cost of curling has yet to be determined, but I got a decent introduction to the mechanics of throwing the stone. 





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“… Scientists are starting to realize that the rabbit hole between our conscious and unconscious worlds is more deeply connected than previously assumed….”

‘… The rabbit hole … turns out to be the lucid dream, where people become aware that they are dreaming and can influence what happens within their self-generated world.’





Stewart Emery (I was once a three-level student in his Actualizations seminar process), among other things that he did for me, introduced to me the famously-hidden game people play of “how I got them to do it to me”.




How Musicians Adjust to Each Other



Music and control of chaos in the brain


Recent researches revealed that music tends to reduce the degree of chaos in brain waves. For some epilepsy patients music triggers their seizures. Loskutov, Hubler, and others carried out a series of studies concerning control of deterministic chaotic systems. It turned out, that carefully chosen tiny perturbation could stabilize any of unstable periodic orbits making up a strange attractor. Computer experiments have shown a possibility to control a chaotic behavior in neural network by external periodic pulsed force or sinusoidal force. One may propose that the aim of this control is to establish coherent behavior in the brain, because many cognitive functions of the brain are related to a temporal coherence.


[For God’s sake, don’t tell the neo-cons, but it’s Russian!]





“… the individual.

“Without him, there is no meaning to civilization or the future.

“It was once established that society and civilization existed to liberate him, to remove the shackles of the State from him, so he could pursue his own destiny. This victory was massively opposed by combines, monopolies, and cartels, who seek control over populations.

“It is now up to the individual to stake out his own territory, his own power, his own virtue.

“In doing so, he can settle on little ambitions or great ones. He can develop his mind as a seeking instrument of penetration, or he can absorb himself in shallow ideas. He can make his way along huge trails of adventure, or he can occupy himself with ordinary details of a huddled and mundane life.

“To say these choices are his is obvious. But he has to make them.

“He can imagine and envision tiny advances, or he can view great ascendance.

“He can go down with any number of small ships, or he can build a vessel for himself that will take him across an ocean of invention.

“He can discover what he already knows, or he can create new knowledge.

“He is building the reach of his own spirit, or he is living in a welfare state of mind.

“He is discovering the immortal impulses that reside beyond the language of the crowd, or he is trapping himself in the crowd.”


PROSECUTOR: I recommend a life sentence for the defendant.

JUDGE: A life of silence in an institution. It is so ordered.

PROSECUTOR: Perhaps we could turn him.

JUDGE: Make him into a double agent? I’ll leave that to the psychiatrists. If they believe they can achieve it, they could set him adrift in our cities and let him attract others to his cause. He could help us identify enemies…..”


Google image search for “the+individual+and+society” 


magic alphabet untwisted

Now that we’ve gotten the magic alphabet untwisted, we can move on.

The e-book entitled “Summon The Magic: How To Use Your Mind….” now sits poised to move into the 12th chapter “On Mentors, Coaches and Warriors”, and then the 13th chapter “On Teams”.


Tab L (Mentors, Coaches & Warriors)  


  • This chapter focuses on what may be, for some of you, your first board meeting as the new CEO.
  • If you’ve had difficulty asking for help, it will provide some simple tools that will help you.
  • It will teach you how to look for your teacher, or mentor, and how to determine which ones are the right ones.
  • It will teach you how to create a functional and effective circle of supportive people.
  • It will dissect and analyze what goes on in coaching, and you’ll be able to see that from the perspectives of the coachee or client (you) and the coach or mentor.

“Information embedded in an emotional context seems to stimulate neural circuitry more powerfully than information presented neutrally. A smile, good eye contact, touch, and the rhythm, tone, pacing, melody and vibration of voice…, all play a role in effective instruction.” 


  • Using an athletic model, Page 21 breaks down and charts graphically the process of assessment.
  • There’s a discusion of feedback loops within the coaching interaction.
  • Speech, voice and communications skills in coaching are discused.
  • The coachee’s responses are broken down into four categories.
  • The role of confrontation and criticism are reviewed.
  • One of the things that this chapter will do is to introduce you to such books as How To Be, Do, or Have Anything: A Practical Guide to Creative Empowerment.
  • And the chapter acts as a springboard as the overall look at excellence moves from a focus on the individual to a focus on the team, or organization, or larger grouping.


The Coach is also a  (13 other roles)


The 13th chapter, then, is “On Teams”.

Tab M (On Teams)

“In a rapidly-changing environment, the strengths of many individuals must be combined into a cohesive and synchronized effort.

  • The idea of shared experiential goals is discussed, as well as team leadership and the roles of communications, learning and mindfulness.
  • The dynamics or changes in the team and their relationship to team development are discussed.


“The rate at which a team learns may become it’s only sustainable advantage.”

  • There is an overview of the Tuckman model of “forming, storming, norming, and performing”.

Tuckman Model


  • I added my own text and graphic expression of team chemistry, upgraded here:

Team Chemistry pdf copy

  • There is an introduction to the concept of organizational learning.
  • There are five questions on page 15 you ought to ask yourself (and your team) right now.
  • There is material on team spirit, team dynamics, team cohesion, team bonding, and team harmony.
  • There’s a section on the role of non-verbal communication in team interaction, and another on team exercises in concentration and movement.
  • There’s two pages (27 and 28) on the development of a shared vision.
  • There is an 18-point plan for empowering your team.


“If people don’t have their own vision, all they can do is “sign up” for someone else’s. The result is compliance, never commitment.”


I like the section on page 31 about getting individuals on a team to express a quality about the thing that you need to work on. This moves toward team learning and team alignment.


There’s a lot more.  Have fun.