may 20

Song Saturday: Jamie’s Cryin’

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Van Halen Album Image
Image Credit: SoundCloud

**Edward Lodewijk Van Halen (January 26, 1955 – October 6, 2020)**

“She saw the look in his eyes, and she knew better…”

This Saturday’s playlist submission is Jamie’s Cryin’ by American rock band Van Halen, formed in 1972 in Pasadena, California. The sixth track from their debut album Van Halen, it was released as a single on May 16, 1978 but, it never charted. Credit for songwriting is the whole band and the album peaked at #19 on the Billboard 200 on May 20, 1978 after its February 10 release. It was certified RIAA Diamond (10x Platinum) in sales on August 7, 1996.

After their 2015 North American Tour, they appear to be on indefinite hiatus. Eddie Van Halen has had some serious health problems.

American rapper Tone Lōc used the opening tom-tom and bass riff from this song on his 1989 hit Wild Thing and wound up settling out of court with Van Halen. He and Eddie Van Halen crossed paths some time afterwards and it wasn’t friendly.

I was in sixth grade when this song came out and I had no clue. I was all into disco back then. I didn’t know who they were until Dance the Night Away came out the following year. I didn’t buy an album of theirs until Diver Down. I have never been to a concert. ~Vic

Tone Lōc Talks About Debut Album & Eddie Van Halen (Billboard January 25, 2019)
America’s Songs III: Rock! Rock! (Google Books)
Van-Halen (Official Site)
Van Halen News Desk (Unofficial Site)
Gene Simmons Talks Lost Seventies Van Halen Demos (Rolling Stone March 22, 2016)
Eddie Van Halen’s Wife’s Positivity (Survivor Net September 8, 2020)

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Town Tuesday: Twin Chimneys 1768

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Another one of Hillsborough’s oldest homes. ~Vic

Twin Chimneys Image One
Photo Credit: Library of Congress
Historic American Buildings Survey
February 1965

Twin Chimneys, so named for the paired chimneys in each gable end, is sited on a hill on West King Street, directly across from the Colonial Inn and the Parks-Richmond House […]. An iron gate from Stewart Iron Works in Cincinnati, Ohio, separates the house from the pedestrian traffic of the sidewalk. [It] is reputedly a pre-Revolutionary house, however, the exact date of construction is not known. It is important to note that a house is sited at the exact location on the 1768 Sauthier Map of Hillsborough but, it cannot be assumed that the houses are the same.

Twin Chimneys Image Two
05-20-2019
Twin Chimneys Image Three
07-14-2020
Twin Chimneys Gate Image Four
Left side gate.
Photo Credit: Pinterest

This is a most delightful old house, with four huge chimneys and a second-floor balcony, from which a view of the busy thoroughfare, King Street, may have been enjoyed down through the years. The lot on which it stands was once owned by Edmund Fanning.

It is interesting to know that this house was the setting for the old romantic novel, “Joscelyn Cheshire.” According to the story, the heroine concealed her lover in the attic to protect him from Cornwallis’ army. The house served at one time as Hillsborough’s Post Office.

Archibald DeBow Murphey was a North Carolina politician known as the “Father of Education” in his state for his proposals that benefited public works and public education. [Murphey] died at Twin Chimneys in Hillsborough on February 1, 1832. He is buried at the Presbyterian Church […]. The town of Murphy, North Carolina (despite its spelling) was named after him.

Additional Information & Sources:
Twin Chimneys Photos (Library of Congress)
National Register of Historic Places Inventory (PDF) (North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources)
Twin Chiimneys (Open Orange NC)
Joscelyn Cheshire Full Text (Project Gutenberg)

Twin Chimneys Image Five
06-22-2018

Town Tuesday: Old Courthouse

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Yep…another new post heading. I will be doing a series of shots from my town. Hillsborough is one of the oldest towns in North Carolina and was the Capitol for a short time. It’s a very interesting, eclectic place. All photos are my personal collection. © ~Vic

Previous Post: The Town.

Boone Expedition Image One
HendersonBoone to Kentucky Expedition Marker
March 17, 1775
Tablet metal from the USS Maine
Richard Henderson was the presiding judge when the Regulators attacked the Courthouse.
They burned his home in Williamsborough.
Taken 05-20-2019
Boone Trail Highway Image Two
Back of the Marker
Boone Trace or Boone Trail Highway &
The Trading Path 1700
Old Courthouse Image Three
Looking Northeast from the corner of Churton Street & Margaret Lane
Taken 04-04-2020
Old Courthouse Image Four
Looking Northwest from the corner of Margaret Lane & Court Street.
Back door.
Old Courthouse Image Five
Looking WNW from Court Street
Old Courthouse Image Six
Looking due South.
Front door.
The marker, above, is to the right.

Chris Thomas: A Question of Energy & Influence

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A Blog Post From: The Chris Thomas Files

Energy Image Two
Image Credit: unariunwisdom.com

A question has arisen from, to me, an unknown source through a discussion forum. The question is about the difference between the energies of the 14th Faction, this Universe and the Velon. It is a fundamental question which I am surprised has not been asked before. Really, I could write a new book to answer this question but, there is not enough time available for that to happen so it is a matter of answering the question in an essay format.

The question was this:
[Q]: I’m trying to clarify an understanding I have of “energies” of the universe. I understand from CT’s books that our universe was created with the idea of what would happen if everyone had free will with the rule of not being able to take away free will from others. If everything is energy, then our universe, along with everything in it, would be created within the energy of free will. The action of acting against free will would not be possible because it’s not part of the “energy”. The 14th Faction arrived ultimately “infecting” our universe with the ability to take away free will. Now, CT states that the portal the 14th created is now closed as of 2002, so no one can draw on these energies any longer. However, I assume that those energies still exist. In the books that I have read, CT does not state these energies infecting the Velon. I tend to think they have, since they are effectively taking away our free will. If we generate enough of the free will energies as a mass consciousness, then, will it be possible to reduce those with the “infected” energies? Is this what those mass meditations are aiming at? Is keeping humanity in conflict the “food” for these negative energies, which is what is keeping this cycle going? Basically, I’m trying to make a correlation with the energies of the 14th Faction brought in and to comments from folks like Icke who state that the entities controlling the Illuminati promote conflict, so they can “feed” off the negative energies humans give off. If the portal is gone, then, we become the main source of food for those remaining with the “infected” 14th Faction energies. I believe it is unknown if all 14th Faction entities were removed.

[A]: This is a complex question which gets to the heart of the purpose and function of our Universe and, our current state of development as individual souls. The answer also involves the complexities of time, how it is measured in different parts of our Universe and how time relates to the Earth. Our Universe was Created 14,376,279,393 years ago (as of 2012). That is, the number of “human” years ago. In different regions of the Universe, time is measured in different ways and this will become relevant later. Ours is the first Universe ever Created and was constructed around the energy patterns of freedom of choice. In other words, every soul that has been Created to exist within this Universe has absolute freedom of choice over their actions. The only “limiting factor” is that no soul can act in such a way as to remove the freedom of choice of another. That “Universal Law” is absolute and inviolate.

However, other universes have been Created since ours. In all, twelve universes exist at the present time with the apparent intention of there being thirteen in total. I am not trying to speak on behalf of the Creator, just extrapolating information from the Akashic. In overall terms, these other universes have no relationship with ours. They are not “multiverses” in a quantum physics sense but, totally independent energy “envelopes” that are imbued with energy patterns and characteristics that the Creator wishes to explore.

The second universe to be Created explores the exact opposite of ours. In other words, what if every soul within that universe had the ability to remove freedom of choice? This second universe was not very successful. The energy patterns from which it was constructed generated chaos, so much so that it only lasted about 15 million (human) years before it began a process of decline and collapse. This second universe does still exist but, is very close to annihilation and most of its inhabitants have returned to source (the Creator). All of the souls that were Created for this second universe were of a “semi-physical” nature. This means that they had a physical form, and a physical density, and their souls were integral to their bodies. In other words, their souls did not detach from their bodies but, were effectively immortal in their embodied form. Their length of life expectancy was, effectively, as long as the life of their universe.

Energy Image One
Photo Credit: Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash

Given the chaotic state of their universe, the inhabitants tended to form alliances and collect together in groups with a common cause (Factions). Usually, this cause was the storage of energy to which they had many uses but, primarily, the reason seems to be purely depriving other Factions the use of that energy. Given the underlying energies of this second universe, the removal of freedom of choice, the Factions tended to become controlled by one individual, someone who was more aggressive than others. This aggressive individual would then force the other members of the Faction into becoming “drones”, a situation not unlike the “Borg” of the Star Trek television series. Each separate Faction was made up of one leader who turned all of the other members of the Faction into drones. There was no hierarchy, just a dictatorship of one.

The effect of this energy gathering was to create a universe made up of energy clusters with massive voids in between. This is unlike our Universe where energy is freely available wherever you travel, whether that is within galaxies or within inter-galactic space. With a universe so severely divided, it was impossible for it to continue in existence and, so, it began a process of decline. Those who lived within this second universe realised that the decline and collapse had begun and, they attempted to gather together any and all energies to try to maintain their position within their universe. Even with the pressures and urgency of their universal collapse, they did not fight wars. There was no history of violence between the various Factions. However, one of the Factions realised that another universe existed and, in an attempt to gather as much energy as possible, they constructed what our scientists would call a “worm hole”. The scientific definition of a worm hole is an energy “tube” that is constructed from two black holes positioned back to back. This worm hole connected the second universe to ours with this connection taking place approximately 3.6 million (human) years ago.

The beings that entered our Universe, the Akashic calls the “14th Faction”. There appear to be two reasons for this name. Firstly, that was the name they gave to themselves within their own universe and, secondly, our Universe contains thirteen races so to mark their difference, our Universe also numbered them “14”. The 14th Faction were a semi-physical race. This means that they would be invisible to normal human senses. The semi-physical races are constructed from energy patterns that humans can only perceive on a psychic level. In appearance, they were about 5m or 15 foot tall and humanoid in form. Their skin was reddish green in colour and very smooth and, they were androgynous. The only “markings” they had were a pronounced bony ridge that extended from the top of their nose and across the top of the skull. Their eyes were yellow with vertical irises. Overall, a very reptilian-like appearance.

To continue reading (it’s 12 pages), download the PDF version HERE.

[Note: This PDF was originally posted on One-Vibration Forum Blog & The Spirit Guides UK website on May 20, 2012.]