Category Archives: History

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Casablanca

Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman ~ As Time Goes By

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In Casablanca, Rick never said; ‘Play it again Sam’, but he should have

Women can drive a man to remember, and to think

all that may make a guy so take just one more drink

and booze does no good, but his love is treacherous

he can do better, and he will always have memories

I never truly told a friend how much I loved her, and I should have.

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jack collier                                                      jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Tunes on Tuesday ~ dating a witch

Dating a witch is a bed of black roses.

Her voice was a voice that witches have,

that tear at a man’s deepest desire,

she spoke and in that bright flame,

my soul was consumed in her fires.

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Please listen responsibly.

It seems that I know 3 witches, and they are all wayward.  How sweet it is.

A kiss from a witch in the moonlight leads a man forever to his unrequited love’s doom.

Some say that a witch will always have cats.  And that a kiss from a witch can enchant a man forever.  All I know is that I’d rather date an evil witch than any ordinary woman.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalknet

 

some say that a wytch will breathe fire

On Being Psychic

Almost everyone is comfortable with intuition,
almost nobody is really comfortable with psychic power.

the eyes are windows to the soul

For most of my adult life I have had an uncanny ability to read people, to instantly understand moods and situations, to know that someone is lying to me.  Over the past few years I have been in a long distance relationship, and without even speaking to her or chatting with her, I generally know what’s going on with my friend in California.  She can wake me from a deep sleep just by thinking about me.  If it involves me or my Californian friend, then sometimes I know what is probably going to happen in the future.

These things are not explainable by natural laws, until you get into the world of quantum physics where things like spooky connections, (quantum entanglement), are the norm and not the exception.

I firmly believe that thinking and feeling beings are also affected by spooky connections, and that true psychic abilities exist.  Dogs can detect cancer and predict earthquakes~ how?

For example; my personal astrologer knows me and knows all about me, even though we have never met, and the most important information I have ever given her is the date, time, and place of my birth.  When I say she knows me it’s almost as though she has bugged my apartment and has cameras watching everything I do.  She also predicts my future with uncanny accuracy.

I truly believe that I am also cursed with psychic abilities.  Over the past few days I have stopped suppressing my unnatural intuition and allowed free rein to any sixth sense or second sight I may have.  It’s already got me into trouble with my Californian friend.

Also, allowing psychic forces to manifest themselves is driving a very strong need for self-improvement and self-development deep within me.  Mostly this drive includes the following weird stuff;

  • a need to eat less meat
  • a very low tolerance of overeating and eating rich foods
  • a total repulsion of processed food and junk food
  • a total intolerance to booze
  • a strong desire to explore, new places, new situations, new people
  • an inability to sit still, I continually need to be doing stuff
  • my creativity has exploded into fascinating areas
  • utter intolerance of procrastination and being late
  • a very low tolerance for things that I think and feel are wrong
  • utter fascination with self-improvement and self-development
  • a need to more deeply connect with my Muse / Goddess / Spiritual Guide

Some say that the Cosmos is filled with unseen energy vibrations.  And that what we think, feel, and desire are driven by this cosmic energy.  All I know is that it’s better for me if I never tell anyone that I can read them like a book.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

ancient philosophers and modern quantum physicists believe that Time is not a straight line

time is curved ~ the past, present, and future run in parallel

National Poetry Day

The Torch of Life

Today, Thursday October the 4th is National Poetry Day in England.  The theme is Change.  But you know what they say; plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…..

This has long been my favourite poem, back to the days I had to learn it in Grammar school;

 

Vitaï Lampada

There’s a breathless hush in the Close to-night~

Ten to make and the match to win~

A bumping pitch and a blinding light,

An hour to play and the last man in.

And it’s not for the sake of a ribboned coat,

Or the selfish hope of a season’s fame,

But his captains hand on his shoulder smote

‘Play up! play up! and play the game!’

 

The sand of the desert is sodden red~

Red with the wreck of a square that broke;~

The Gatling’s jammed and the Colonel dead,

And the regiment blind with dust and smoke.

The river of death has brimmed his banks,

And England’s far, and Honour a name,

But the voice of a schoolboy rallies the ranks:

‘Play up!  play up!  and play the game!’

 

This is the world that year by year,

While in her place the school is set,

Every one of her sons must hear,

And none that hears it dare forget.

This they all with a joyful mind,

Bear through life like a torch in flame,

And failing fling to the host behind~

‘Play up!  play up!  and play the game!’

1892 by Sir Henry Newbolt

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jack collier                                  jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Monochrome Monday ~ Goddess Incarnate

‘Goddess’ simply means the divine in female form.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Aphrodite is the Goddess of beauty, desire, love, lust, pleasure, procreation, and sex

 

In classical sculpture Aphrodite was usually depicted naked

 

She’s always good when she’s so bad, always telling me such beautiful lies

 

 

Songs on Saturday ~ Billy Ocean

I get knocked down, but I get up again
you are never gonna keep me down

Some say that when the going gets tough, the tough get going.  And, it’s not how many times you get knocked down that matters, but how many times you get up again.  All I know is that when you’re walking through Hell, you’d better keep going.

From the movie The Jewel of the Nile.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

get off your damn ass and get out of your comfort zone

The Warrior’s Path

The best of my sunsets is yet to pass to the west.

There are a couple of ways of walking through that dark and dangerous jungle that surrounds the warrior’s path.  One is to hack aside the undergrowth, wade through stinking swamps, clamber over the steepest rocks, struggle sweating and cursing one footstep at a time towards an imagined false destination.  The other is to accept the things the path has brought, in harmony understand why the Goddess has made Life seemingly difficult, live within the warrior’s path without trying to conquer it.

There are no prizes for guessing how I’ve been acting on my journey along the warrior’s path.

In Life I have been trying to fix what I thought was wrong, to overcome, to shape the world and the people in it according to my own expectations, mores, and standards.  As you would expect, I can’t fix Life.  I can’t make the world, the people in it, the things that happen, be the way I want them to be.  That has never stopped me from trying, with all of my might and main, to change the things I cannot change.

You would think a man would know that the only thing he can change is himself.

And yet, it seems that a great deal of powerful transitional energy is coming my way.  Venus has begun to support and nurture Mars.  If I feel ready enough, then I can embrace a life path that is more true to who and what I really am.

I have been burdened by my own anger, frustration, jealousies, pain, resentments…..  and I have carried this burden into each new day.  I have been reckless and negligent with the feelings, wants, and needs of others.  But, that need to conquer the warrior’s path is fading into memory, and I am beginning to learn the mindfulness of acceptance and understanding.

Some say that all men are blind to the real love and friendship that is closest to them.  And, that if you show a man a beautiful woodland his first thought will be that he needs to cut it down.  All I know is that the only really true thing is what is in front of me right now.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

My Goddess Aphrodite was born from the Ocean’s foam

 

 

Scenes on Sunday ~ Knossos

The last Western Society to worship female powers was Minoan Crete.

The palace at Knossos dates from 1700 BC

Knossos is Europe’s oldest city, dating from perhaps 7,000 BC

Many legends surround Knossos ~ the Labyrinth, the Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus.

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Minoan Art is Fabulous

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The site was eventually abandoned in Roman times.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

This bull’s head is in the museum in Heraklion,

seeing it is better than my picture.

Scenes of Crete

The people of Crete make more history than they can consume locally.

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The history of the Mediterranean island of Crete Crete goes back to the 7th Millennium BC, preceding the ancient Minoan civilisation by more than 4,000 years.  The Minoan civilisation was the first civilisation in Europe to build a palace and roads.

Crete is a very beautiful Island and a great place for a vacation.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Scenes on Sunday – Mediterranean Seascapes

The Mediterranean breathes a new life into the world.

Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the sun, a beach, the sea, a jug of wine, and thee…..

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