I read on the BBC website today that it is confirmed that there is a giant black hole at the centre of our galaxy. We are also told that it is not threatening.
"According to Dr Robert Massey, of the Royal Astronomical Society [ otherwise known as the RA society ], the results suggest that galaxies form around giant black holes in the way that a pearl forms around grit.
'The Black Pearl'
Dr Massey said: "Although we think of black holes as somehow threatening, in the sense that if you get too close to one you are in trouble, they may have had a role in helping galaxies to form - not just our own, but all galaxies."
Wow. This comes as a relief. I was a little worried about that Monster Black Hole wanting to gobble me up, but now it seems it actually gives birth to stars. The great revelation is that black holes are what give birth to all galaxies.
Perhaps we should see the great black hole at the centre of our galaxy as the mother of our enlightenment instead. It is where light is born.
Though, I can understand how one would feel like they are in "trouble" as they approached one. It reminds me of 2012 and the End of the World theories that generate fear in so many people. Rather than seeing our alignment with Galactic Centre as our path to enlightenment people see it as Armageddon.
This all reminds me of one of my favorite films as a kid - The Black Hole.
Just like in this film, going through a black hole feels like hell but it ends with everything alright and full of light. Sounds like the times we are in (also sounds like an Ayahuasca experience).
This summer when Jake from the Blob and I where lurking around the Manitoba Legislature, otherwise known to us as the Galactic Centre Temple, we noticed the ominous statue of the Queen (the last one).
This is a large, dark black statue that is in front of the Temple and what I find interesting is that she is holding in her left hand a large black ball.
My first idea was that she likes bowling, but with greater thought we realized this black ball must symbolize Galactic Centre. This made perfect sense. Here was the Queen trying to keep Galactic Centre all too herself. It was as if she was trying to supplant herself as the Great Galactic Mother of Pearl or the big M. Luckily for humanity, us starG8ing sleuths figured out this diabolical plan.
I find it quite syncnificant that the RA society scientist Dr. Massey likened the Galactic Centre Black Hole to a Black Pearl. First of all I watchedPirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl on the airplane down to Peru. A film starring Johnny Depth who just recently Jake and I have talked about diving into synchromystically.
The other reason that the Black Pearl as Galactic Centre is a fine idea, is the role of the shell in my own life's journey. This will be a whole other post in due time as the idea fleshes out, but the shell, in which pearls are born, is not only important to indigenous ceremony, it is also a symbol of El Camino de Santiago, or St. James' Way. This is a pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the apostle, Saint James the Great, are buried.
For the Anishenabe people of Turtle Island, the Megis shell (does not birth pearls, but still a shell) has played a key role in the fulfillment of their seventh (G) fire prophecy. It is said that as the Anishenabe people migrated West they would know when to settle and to light the next sacred fire when they saw a white Megis shell rise out of the water. Seven fires, and hundred years, brought them to the Manitoba and Minnesota area.
In 2006, Maestro Flores traveled to Manitoba to partake in the lighting of the 8 (H) th fire. This gathering took place in Manito Ahbee. Which is considered by many Elders as Turtle Island's most sacred site . This site is located in WhiteSHELL Provincial Park. (coincidence? I think not...). The guiding Elder of the gathering, Don Cardinal explained to me that the 8th fire, was the fire of life, and was a very specific sacred fire to help re-ignite the 7th fire, which is the fire of the human spirit. Some of the Maestro's first ayahuasca ceremonies in Manitoba where around the 8th fire at night during the this gathering.
And why is St. James and the shell interesting? Well, because Winnipeg's new airport's whole ad campaign is about James2010 and its impending arrival.
An airport that is the future trade hub temple of centreport.
Like a shell whose every groove leads to a point, so do the pilgrims come from all directions to the Cathedral of St. James Way and so will all come by air (or road) to Winnipeg via the James2010 Galactic Centre Welcoming Port.
As I was googling Centreport I clicked on a link for the Winnipeg Free Press and I came to its site and a curious message:
"Oops! We apologize...you’ve discovered a black hole that we’ve yet to corral as we move our site to a new web publishing platform..."
There is that black hole again.
Sometimes I feel like Winnipeg is just that - a black hole.
The Black Pearl of the Prairies moulded by the Galactic Mother of the Pearly StarG8.
The Black Whole as Jakes has remarked.
I get home after a day at work, from where I made this post, and as I am getting my two little girls ready for bed I realize that before I even decided to post about shells and pearls, I was already tuning into them at home. My wife and I had just recently bought for our girl's bedroom an IKEA night light shaped as a blue shell. I put it up on the wall tonight.
I also noticed when I went to brush my daughter's teeth that I have been on a regiment of probiotic pearls for the last two weeks as I am healing from a bacteria I got from some contaminated food in Lima Peru.
THROUGH THE PEARLY STARG8 WE ZO!
To finish off this post I have a short video I made recently about my trip to visit the Maestro in Peru. In this video I ask him about Galactic Centre. More to come from this interview in my filmNosis to be released Fall 2009.