19 March

indexIf we knock on the door until it opens, not taking no for an answer, our lives will be transformed as we step up into a higher awareness.

James Redfield, born on 19 March 1950, with Sun in Pisces, Moon in Aries and Ascendant in Virgo, he is the author of The Celestine Prophecy. The book was rejected by several publishing houses and Redfield self published it, making it one of the most best selling self-published books of all times. Also his second book, The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision, became a bestseller, and was followed by The Secret of Shambhala: In Search of the Eleventh Insight.

Prayer power is real. By putting it into action, we will be able to stay more constantly in higher awareness than ever before. If we can do that, the world will quickly change.

 

Richard Francis Burton, born on 19 March 1821, Sun Pisces, Moon Libra, Ascendant Scorpio (died 20 October 1890) British writer, poet, geographer, explorer, spy, swordsman, soldier, linguist, adventurer, eroticist, gnostic seeker. Burton’s most famous exploits is his pilgrimage to Mecca disguised as an Arab, penetrating the sacred and forbidden city of Harar in East Africa (the first European to do so), and his explorations of Central Africa, searching for the source of the Nile. His greatest literary achievements are the annotated translation of the Arabian Nights (for which he was knighted), his translation of The Perfumed Garden, and his original Sufi poem, The Kasidah.

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.

Conquer thyself, till thou hast done this, thou art but a slave; for it is almost as well to be subjected to another’s appetite as to thine own.

Words, words that gender things! The soul is a new-comer on the scene; Sufficeth not the breath of Life to work the matter-born machine? The race of Be’ing from dawn of Life in an unbroken course was run; What men are pleased to call their Souls was in the hog and dog begun: Life is a ladder infinite-stepped, that hides its rungs from human eyes; Planted its foot in chaos-gloom, its head soars high above the skies: No break the chain of Being bears; all things began in unity; And lie the links in regular line though haply none the sequence see.

Christianity and Islamism have been on their trial for the last eighteen and twelve centuries. They have been ardent in proselytizing, yet they embrace only one-tenth and one-twentieth of the human race… Both propose a reward for mere belief, and a penalty for simple unbelief; rewards and punishments being, by the way, very disproportionate. Thus they reduce everything to the scale of a somewhat unrefined egotism; and their demoralizing effects become clearer to every progressive age.

Cease, Man, to mourn, to weep, to wail; enjoy thy shining hour of sun; We dance along Death’s icy brink, but is the dance less full of fun?

How shall the Shown pretend to ken aught of the Showman or the Show? You pray, but hath your thought e’er weighed how empty vain the prayer must be, That begs a boon already giv’en, or craves a change of law to see?

 

Philip Roth (12.10.9) Sun Pisces, Moon Capricorn, Ascendant Sagittarius, American author (Newark, New Jersey, March 19, 1933) American PastoralThe Prague Orgy.

 The only obsession everyone wants: ‘love.’ People think that in falling in love they make themselves whole? The Platonic union of souls? I think otherwise. I think you’re whole before you begin. And the love fractures you. You’re whole, and then you’re cracked open. 

There are no uncontaminated angels

You cannot observe people through an ideology. Your ideology observes for you.

The pleasure isn’t in owning the person. The pleasure is this. Having another contender in the room with you.

 

Francesco Gasparini (12.8) Italian composer and teacher (Camaiore, Italy,  March 19, 1661 – 22 February 1727)

Bigas Luna (12.7) Spanish film director (Barcelona, March 19, 1946) La teta y la luna (1994)

Benito Jacovitti (12.1) Italian comic artist (Termoli, Molise, Italy, March 19, December 3, 1997)

Ursula Andress (12.11.4) Swiss actress (Ostermundigen, Switzerland, March 19, 1936)

Glenn Close (12.11.5) American actress (Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S., March 19, 1947)

Bruce Willis (12.11.6) American actor (Idar-Oberstein, West Germany, March 19, 1955)

 

ACIM: 78. Let miracles replace all grievances.

Saints: Saint Joseph Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity

Gospel of Thomas: (70) Jesus said, “That which you have will save you if you bring it forth from yourselves. That which you do not have within you will kill you if you do not have it within you.”

Concise Epitome: 9.1 The Peak was jocund at this attitude, but had to warn the Champions to be cautious about their choices. (Il Picco fu pago dell’attitudine del Cerchio dei Campioni, ma captò l’esigenza di impartire una pregiata avvertenza che esternò solfeggiando più o meno come segue)