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The Esoteric Phoenix 

As the Phoenix rises from the ashes it is most symbolic and fascinating bird that symbolizes rebirth and regeneration. The mythological bird is an Immortal animal that was celebrated by the initiates of the ancient Mysteries for concealing the great truths of Esoteric Philosophy. It could even have an occult significance on our Masonic Great Seal of America. It does indeed bare a resemblance of the art of the seal, the characteristics, shape and the possible symbology of the New Order of Western Democracy that rises from the tyranny from the Monarchy of the red coats. It has been pondered by writers and symbolist.

The Egyptian Phoenix resembles the body of a human figure. As again symbolized rebirth and resurrection, The tuft of feathers on the back of idols head symbolized the activity of ones third eye of the pineal gland. The Mystic function that was well understood by the Egyptian priesthood. The rising solar flames of this divine creature also symbolizes the Sun and has Astrological, Astronomical significance and indeed it is the name of a southern constellation. To ancient Mystics it was the archetype of the immortality of the soul as it is reborn out of the expiration of the material body and again and again the spiritual nature of man rises!

The transcendental bird was considered allegorically as a symbol of achievement of alchemical transmutation by the medieval Hermetisits, a process of human regeneration. The term phoenix is a name of a secret ascending alchemical formula. The Scottish rite Rose Croix degree is symbolically a phoenix characteristic of the Pelican due to its long ass neck and same with the double headed eagle, some Rose Croix symbols actually have the long beak gone..

  Lo! The Initiates of the phoenix are men who are born again. Born into a higher state of consciousness of the spiritual world. The Mythical and Mystical phoenix was written about in Greek, Persian, and Egyptian Legends. One was said to have lived at a time. This gold and reddish  interesting bird, always a male or sometimes referred to as a hermaphrodite and lived in Arabia. Each phoenix lived for 500/1000 years, and when it was about to die, it gathered sticks and spices and built a nest. Then the phoenix sat on the nest and waited patiently for a ray of sun to set the nest of flames. It is a symbol for spiritual birth.

When the lunar bodies become emptied, when the pluralized “I” no longer inhabits them, then the initiate enters into a mystic trance; he remains in the internal worlds for three days. During these three days, his body remains comatose. When he returns to his physical body, he no longer has lunar bodies, but solar bodies. The superior adepts help him to get rid of those lunar vehicles, which gradually disintegrate in the molecular world.

The initiate, with his solar bodies, is totally self-realized; he is a Master of the Day, a Master of the Mahamanvantara, with power over life and death, and over all that is, all that has been, and all that shall be.

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Florida is set to vote on solar power — but it could go horribly wrong

Like anything in Florida politics, the stakes are high for this year’s controversial vote on a solar power initiative.On one side, a group backed by large energy companies has pushed a state constitutional amendment known as Amendment 1 that it claims will protect the rights of Floridians to solar power. But numerous opponents argue the proposal is a ruse by fossil fuel companies to serve a different purpose.

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Progress cargo ship malfunctioning, spinning in orbit.

After its nine minute climb into orbit a 3:09 AM EDT, the Progress M-27M cargo spacecraft was supposed to begin a series of orbital maneuvers that would have culminated in a space station rendezvous six hours later.

However, shortly after deploying its solar arrays in its initial parking orbit, Russian ground controllers began to receive telemetry that indicated all was not well on the spacecraft.

The KURS docking radar antenna had not deployed, and multiple rate sensor failures. The rate sensors are part of both the primary and secondary KURS rendezvous systems and essentially monitors the spacecraft’s motion in space. The video above, downlinked during a brief communication period, shows the spacecraft spinning in orbit.

Since the Russians do not operate a dedicated satellite communication system for their missions - like NASA’s TDRS, controllers must wait for the spacecraft to pass over Russian ground stations before attempts at communication can be made.

The official cause of Progress’ spin is undetermined, but the fault could lie in both the spacecraft or the Soyuz rocket that lofted it. An investigation will be started to ensure that the cause will not affect other Progress or Soyuz vehicles.  Russian controllers are skeptical the spacecraft can be salvaged and brought to the International Space Station.

Progress M-27M was bringing just under three tons of supplies to the orbiting complex. While none of its cargo was vital to the station’s operation or crew member’s lives, the loss of the vehicle - and the delay this will cause in the Progress manifest - will begin to cut into the station’s reserves. Additionally, with Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle being retired earlier this year and Orbital Science’s Cygnus still grounded after last October’s Antares rocket explosion, only two vessels can now being supplies to the orbiting lab.

Japan’s HTV is slated for an August launch, but only averages one flight per year. The grunt of the cargo deliveries will fall on the shoulders of SpaceX and their Dragon capsule. Their sixth resupply mission is currently berthed to the complex, and CRS-7 is scheduled for mid-June.

The Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, could launch a replacement Progress vehicle in as little as 45 days provided the investigation board does not find fault in any subsequent vehicles.

Fantastical Nonfiction:
Flower Power

Humans have always looked to nature for inspiration and solutions. Case in point: “Project Sunflower,” a new IBM Research solar initiative, in which 36 elliptic mirrored “petals” rise up on a concrete “stem” and rotate to catch the sun at its optimal position throughout the day. These solar sunflowers concentrate the sun’s rays to over 2,000 times their normal strength and project them onto a single point. The innovation even harnesses vapor created from the heat trapping process, for desalination and absorption cooling. Seeding these across the electrical grid could make solar energy more affordable to everyone—because sustainable power consumption shouldn’t be a luxury!