Vexen Crabtree 2015

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Vexen Crabtree 2015
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New Years' Revolution

I've realized...

Well, first of all I know I have many beautiful, intelligent, amazing and wonderful friends. I've realized that I haven't been grabbing these friends by the balls and pro-actively going out and having good times.

My last years' resolutions, although heartilly inspiring, were not entirely fulfilled, mostly because I've set into stone my new career which is massively more important, but in general I done good.

My single new years' resolution:

Become a model of pro-active energy
Carpe Diem!!


This means carpe diem baby! It means travelling to see my friends instead of leaving it to random events, which, however nice, are not frequent enough. It means making things happen more, instead of slowly seeping my talent into the world methodically and cautiously, I'm going to engage the world with a pro-active embrace, valuing my friends and loved ones as the heart of the Vexen empire; from which stems as always the roots of enlightenment, improvement, progressiveness and stability: Fuelled on love and the search for peace.

This is the end of the gradual-influence, Mr. Nice Guy Vexen, and my Year of Fire, of You Will Hear From Me, especially socially. The problem with Nice Guy Vexen is that you never really knew what I wanted... from now on, from yesterday, I'm immediate, direct, therefore stronger in new ways. Vexen Version Three is dead!

In some ways - personally, inside my life, introvertly, I AM pro-active and energetic... but, the Age of Fire is the age where the world changes and purges and old, traditional, stagnant, barriers break in order to form a world of change and no-messing-around, no chains-of-the-past.

Long live VV4!

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I might nibble, but any grabbing will be of suitably padded areas, for safety reasons, nothing to do with being typically male!

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Some branches of classical mythology and spirituality seperate time in to two major ages, Age of Fire and Age of Ice. The last Age of Ice started approximately 2000 years ago, which was also the Age of Pisces. Hence why the early Christians chose a Fish as their secret symbol, and selected a fisherman as the symbolic trade of their symbolic leader.

The modern New Age takes this up in particular - most formal religions and spiritual movements don't bother with it. Aleistair Crowley notes that about now the Age of Fire begins.

The beginning/ends of ages are difficult to calculate because it's very awkward to state when a particular constellation has moved from one point in the sky to another, and measurements can vary by up to hundreds of years depending on the geometry of the constellations.

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I don't know the details, it's all rather silly! I too have wondered how you take into account your position on the Earth. Maybe that's part of the recognized uncertainty in such systems.

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i'd very much doubt that the expansion of the universe affects the position of the planets in the solar system relative to one and other to any degree at all - the expansion of the universe just means the stars/glaxies are separating, not the indivudal solar systems of each star...doesn't mean that astrology is any more accurate though, just that you can't really fault it on that criteria :)

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jsut seems a bit odd to me that the universe of the expansion would have notiable affect within a solar system - i shall have to ask some of my friends how do physics, as i'm curious now *smile*

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The expansion of space-time itself would not have an affect on the visible layout of the constellations for a long time. Any involving visible galaxies would have most affect, but, as you know most visible "stars" are within our own galaxy. Stars within our own galaxy would not be affected by expansion by any really noticable amount for a long time!

The biggest change that we note during our own history is the inner movement of stars relative to each other, because expansion is not uniformly centripetal, stars and groups move criss-cross, and this would have most affect on astrological charts.

HOWEVER... as there is no "theory of astrology", we do not how if this would affect the accuracy of astrological conclusions... it may be that it doesn't matter, and that this movement and change-of-time of "accuracy" is actually part of the predictive correctness, so that what as linear-minded "sensible" people see as "change over time of consistency of predictions" = "error", they see it as part of the way the whole system works.

Not sure if that was clear, in short:

What we see as "error" in astrological measurements (over time), could actually have no affect because this "error" could be part of how the system works: As we don't know how astrology could be correct, we don't know what factors of long-term relative star movement could affect the accuracy of astrology.

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Vexen's devil's advocate defence of astrology

"Error"
1. Because it's not an error, but, the movement of the stars is part of the accuracy of the whole system.

The unkown:
2. No, not knowing how it works means that we don't KNOW that the movement of stars relative to each other within a constellation actually does make astrology "inaccurate".

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Imagine a comparison (this may be completely wrong, haven't thought about it yet...). Take the standard maths behind the big bang theory, and assume that it doesn't take into account the fact that any given universal constant (i.e., planck constant) may have changed over time. We may find that the theory is still correct even though this constant has changed, and that the predictions made by the big bang theory are unaffected by the change, because the change is (unintentionally) already "covered" by the methods of the theory, even though no-one at the moment knows quite how.

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Re: Vexen's devil's advocate defence of astrology

Well I still got the email! I set it up just now to do that, but I'm still downloading emails too.

Miss you too *hugs*

I don't think it would have an affect within a solar system, as I replied to Gail, but I think that some galaxies are actually counted as "stars" insomuch as they appear as a noticable point of light, so those ones would be affected by expansion, but, mostly expansion of space itself wouldn't really be having a noticable affect on intra-galaxy formations, and definately almost never have an affect on intra-solar system formation - many larger factors such as orbit decay would be overriding.

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