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Re: Ravers, lasers and eye problem stars

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  • mahtezcatpoc
    Interesting. Thanks. Mark A. Holmes ... who was ... vision in ... for the ... into the ...
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 22, 2008


      Mark A. Holmes

      --- In thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com, "Diana K Rosenberg"
      <fixed.stars@...> wrote:
      > Barbars Nowak of the Conjunction List sent this - I have her
      > permission to send it on (I have included my reply):
      > 2. Ravers lose vision at laser light show
      > Posted by: "barbara nowak" nowak890-mail@...
      > Date: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:17 am ((PDT))
      > i found this article interesting, and thought if there was someone
      who was
      > interested in studying eyesight/sudden blindness, etc, this might be an
      > interesting study.
      > ]]]]]]]]]
      > Barbara sent::
      > headline::
      > Dozens of partygoers in Russia suffered eye damage, officials said.
      > "They all have retinal burns, scarring is visible on them. Loss of
      vision in
      > individual cases is as high as 80 percent, and regaining it is already
      > impossible," Kommersant quoted a treating ophthalmologist as saying.
      > Attendees said heavy rains forced organizers to erect massive tents
      for the
      > all-night dance party, and lasers that normally illuminate upwards
      into the
      > sky were instead partially refracted into the ravers' eyes."
      > and this is the link:
      > /25675477/?GT1=43001
      > what totally convinced me to send it here was this sentence:
      > "Cosmic Connection, promoters of the Aquamarine rave, were
      unreachable and
      > did not list contact numbers on their Web site."
      > ...cosmic connection?? :)
      > barbara nowak, woman who walks with RAMs
      > ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
      > DKR reply:
      > Thank you for sending this!
      > Years ago as I was starting to research fixed stars I made a file in
      > format to keep track of what stars might be associated with
      blindness and/or
      > eye problems, (there are several that traditionally are, but I wanted to
      > check out the whole thing, thoroughly)
      > Eyeballing the ephemeris for planet positions on the date of the
      event (July
      > 5, '08) I was puzzled, because I didn't see any positions that
      matched the
      > highest-scoring stars I had on my list; but I noticed that the
      > cnj, which wasn't yet complete, was nevertheless closing a square to the
      > highest-scoring blindness stars of all - those of the Hyades Cluster
      at 4-6
      > Gemini. Now, I don't usually consider aspects to stars because I
      want to
      > keep everything simple and direct, and that might confuse and muddle the
      > messages, but there are, indeed, times when aspects (besides
      > to the stars work, and this is a beautiful example!
      > The day of the Festival was July 5 (no time given for the start), at
      > (Kirzac), which Solar Fire has at 56N09, 38E52;
      > Mars that day was 2 - 2.5 Virg, Saturn 4.52-4.58 Virgo. Using the
      > coordinates, I ran a chart for the exact Mars-Saturn cnj that took place
      > just 5 days later, July 10, 2008, 6:11 PM GMT (this was about the
      time the
      > Moscow health officials realized that there was a rash of major eye
      > problems resulting from the laser show).
      > The conjunction was at 5 Virgo 26. The Hyades Cluster (which is in the
      > Bull's muzzle, very close to the ecliptic), runs from about 4 to 6
      > To give you an idea of how prominent the Hyades are in relation to
      the other
      > stars on the list, here are the nearby scores (epoch 2000):
      > Degree span number of examples of eye problems or
      > blindness
      > 26 Taurus: 5 (Algol)
      > 27.5-28.5 Taurus: 9
      > 29 Taurus-0 Gemini 8 (Pleiades Cluster)
      > 1 - 2 Gemini 12
      > 3 - 4.5 Gemini 6 (Hyades Cluster)
      > 4.8-5.8 Gemini 17 (Hyades Cluster)
      > 9 - 10 Gemini 9 (Aldebaran, the Bull's South Eye)
      > You can see that there's a huge jump at the Hyades Cluster -- the
      whole area
      > from 25 Taurus to 10 Gemini is
      > definitely an "eye danger" area, but the Hyades are the
      highest-scoring of
      > all the fixed star eye problem areas.
      > Now, here's an extremely interesting item: the Hyades have, from the
      > ancient times and in all cultures, have been associated with
      torrential rain
      > - and it was rain that forced the festival indoors (i.e. into
      tents), and it
      > was this that caused the laser-eye problems situation!
      > This is from my book (out very soon)
      > In both eastern and western sky-lore, the Hyades have always been
      > with storms and torrential rains: from at least 1,100 BCE Chinese
      knew this
      > cluster as Yu-Shi, Ruler of Rain, and the Hsiu Py (called "Mouth of the
      > Sky") presaged torrential downpours. Ovid's: Fasti IV, 2nd Nones (ca
      8 CE),
      > has "the next day calls up the Hyades...the earth is soaked with
      heavy rain"
      > and Pliny the Elder (23-79 CE) called the Hyades "violent and
      > troublesome...causing storms and tempests raging on both land and sea:"
      > Confucius set out on a walk with a group of his
      > disciples and instructed them to take their umbrellas. After a time it
      > rained heavily; a disciple said "there were no clouds when we set
      out, but
      > you told us to take umbrellas - how did you know it was going to rain?"
      > Confucius replied "last night the Moon was in the constellation Py,
      and it
      > is written in the Shih-ching, 'When the Moon is in Py, there will be
      > heavy rain' - thus I was certain that it would" - Wuma Shi (Zi-Qi),
      > Confucian Analects
      > (Confucius lived in the 6th-century BCE, so this must be one of the
      > extant astrological predictions!)
      > So while Mars and Saturn were not at "eye stars" they were in an area of
      > multiple black holes, and squared the highest-scoring eye stars of
      all! And
      > they were/are in Virgo, the sign of illness-health.
      > Love, Diana
      > PPS: I can't attach files to the group, but if anyone wants my blindness
      > study, contact me privately and I'll send it.
      > The positions are for 1980, but you can add 17 mins for 2000, or 24
      mins for
      > the present.
      > Website: http://ye-stars.com
    • astrocalypse@blueyonder.co.uk
      Interestingly, the following is what Starlight gives for Kirzac that day - HELIACAL RISING STAR Aldebaran - Rising 91 mins 38 secs before Sunrise HELIACAL
      Message 2 of 3 , Jul 22, 2008
        Interestingly, the following is what Starlight gives for Kirzac that day -

        Aldebaran - Rising 91 mins 38 secs before Sunrise

        Fomalhaut - Rising 93 mins 42 secs before Sunrise

        Arcturus - Setting 02 mins 32 secs before Sunrise.
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