Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Luck and the Seer

Konnichawa (thats the Japanese for hello)! Friends have u ever wondered what is luck? Good luck , bad luck....Are some of us just plain lucky, and others unlucky...?

There is a series of spiritual, or supernatural beliefs regarding fortune. These beliefs vary widely from one to another, but most agree that luck can be influenced through spiritual means by performing certain rituals or by avoiding certain circumstances.

One such activity is Prayer, a religious practice in which this belief is particularly strong. Many cultures and religions worldwide place a strong emphasis on a person's ability to influence their fortune by ritualistic means, sometimes involving sacrifice, omens or spells. Others associate luck with a strong sense of superstition, that is, a belief that certain taboo or blessed actions will influence how fortune favors them for the future.

Carl Jung described syncronicity: the "temporally coincident occurrences of acausal events". He described coincidences as an effect of a collective unconscious.

Some encourage the belief in luck as a false idea, but which may spawn positive thinking, and alter ones responses for the better. Others like Jean Paul Sartre and Sigmund Freud, feel a belief in luck has more to do with a locus of control for events in one's life, and the subsequent escape from personal responsibility. According to this theory, one who ascribes their travails to "bad luck" will be found upon close examination to be living risky lifestyles. On the other hand, people who consider themselves "lucky" in having good health may be actually reaping the benefits of a cheerful outlook and satisfying social relationships, both of which are well known statistically to be protective against many stress-related diseases. If "good" and "bad" events occur at random to everyone, believers in good luck will experience a net gain in their fortunes, and vice versa for believers in bad luck. This is clearly likely to be self-reinforcing. Thus, although untrue, a belief in good luck may actually be an adaptive meme.
And now friends we shall continue with the prophecies the great soul:

International (non) reaction to the Antichrist
(Centurie II, Quatrain 96)
Diplomatic foul-ups in other countries will permit the Antichrist
to attain greater power. In the beginning, when he does not have
a broad base of power but is building on it, those in power
elsewhere who can do something about it will hesitate until it is
too late. Even though people realize he wields great power "from
the dark side", his demonic hatred and magnetism will enhance
the fatal attraction. He will advance his campaign by invading
and conquering neighboring countries, particularly because of
the political turmoil and instability of the realm. Eventually he
will subdue the entire Asian continent under his rule. The
Antichrist will be in this period of increasing his power during
the visit of the comet visible from the Northern hemisphere in
about 7.

(Centurie I, Quatrain 37)
The U.S. will vacillate in dissension during the conquests of the
Antichrist. Its power, influence, and "can do" capabilities will
have diminished in the international arena at the time. The
populace will argue over involvement vs. noninvolvement.
Shipping will be very dangerous because of submarine warfare
practiced by the Antichrist. Enemy soldiers in foreign ports will
foul up sea-based commerce. Many decisive battles in his wars
will involve seaports. Many people will die far away from home
in the war.

(Centurie III, Quatrain 7)
The various weaker countries threatened by the Antichrist's
imperialism will call on stronger ones for help, like the U.S.
which will initially be neutral and uncommitted. The Antichrist
will be attempting to take over part of the world using aerial
warfare. In one battle in the night a squadron of unmarked planes
will rebuff his advance, sent secretly by the U.S.

(Centurie V, Quatrain 86)
Responsive, proactive countermeasures could have prevented the
destruction caused by the Antichrist but the political and
diplomatic strife among the Western powers will have failed to
have "nipped the situation in the bud". England and the U.S. will
have enough military power to confront the Antichrist but
because of lack of consensus neither will act quickly. A newly
established alliance between the two is only in its infancy at the
time, and the powers have not established the authority of overall
decision-making in time. Also, a breakdown in communications
and transportation will cause important political analysts to be
cut off from advising the leaders. Meanwhile the Antichrist will
be making conquests in leaps and bounds.

Prelude to the Antichrist and WWWIII:

Volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, droughts,
famines, rioting
(Centurie IV, Quatrain 67)
A very bright, previously unknown comet will appear and
coincide with the time of great geological troubles, with
earthquakes and volcanoes erupting and disrupting weather
systems. This will cause widespread famines and droughts, and
social upheavals in unexpected places. Nations that are
considered prosperous and powerful, particularly western nations
will be weakened. They will be torn with civil strife and rioting
as people migrate to areas that have water and can support cropgrowing.
The social upheaval and weakening of political
structures will help the Antichrist come to power.

(Centurie VIII, Quatrain 29)
A great and rich power will be subject to serious natural
disasters, particularly earthquakes and flooding, and rend the
nation from end to end, causing enormous conflict, despair, and
misery. The wealthy power will be bankrupted attempting to deal
with its disasters. Three other great nations will send aid to help
the citizens survive.
Earth changes will take place that will help the Antichrist's drive
for world conquest. In central Europe, southern Europe, and in
the Near East, particularly around the eastern end of the
Mediterranean, there'll be severe floods. As a result of the
disruption to local governments by the natural disasters, the
Antichrist will move his troops in under the disguise of helping
the people restore civil order, but really use this as a device to
take over countries, and to use the populations like slaves.
Serious economic problems will persist along with great social
unrest, contributing to the ease with which the Antichrist can
seize power. The frightened and hopeful populace will be
vulnerable to his demagoguery. The Antichrist will use the
disasters as opportunities to overthrow governments and sneak
spies into a country. Martial law will be declared in many areas
to stop rioting and looting. The Middle East, the source of his
power, will not be as devastated as the rest of the world. He
offers assistance to other countries trying to recover but he will
eventually stab them in the back.

Death of world leader and revolt coincides with
(Centurie II, Quatrain 62)
The death of a world leader will coincide with the appearance of
a comet. The comet will be clearly visible where the leader dies.
The country is in the Middle East. The death of the leader and
widespread crop failures and hunger in that year will provoke a
revolt. It will start when the comet is visible but will continue for
five hundred days. Also, a hundred people will contribute to the
revolt in such a way that it will break forth and become open
enough and wide-spread enough to capture the world's attention.

Fiasco from communication breakdown between
two superpowers
(Centurie II, Quatrain 48)
Through a mistake by a leader an international incident will
occur. The main problem will be a breakdown in
communications between the two powers involved. The situation
is a lot more complex than will appear on the surface. The chief,
the leader involved, will feel great regret about what happened
and will want to continue his career and help correct the
situation, to help make up for the adverse affects of it.
But he will be hung, symbolically, by others wishing to take his
position in the organization. He will be hung so far as politics
and his career are concerned. It will almost be like committing
suicide because in the end he will be a broken man and not be
able to do anything about the situation. The entire event will be
viewed as a fiasco from both sides. It will have very harmful and
even cataclysmic consequences.
The situation develops when an enemy or one who is against the
U.S. will take advantage of the incident in an unethical way, by
sending a horde of agents working for their side into this area.
The world will be outraged by the action.

(Centurie II, Quatrain 35)
A breakdown in communications between the US and Russia
will result in a misunderstanding and deep resentments between
the Kremlin and the White House. Some will risk their careers to
try to tame the situation but will be silenced, and "burned" such
as by demotions to obscure positions.

Russian/American submarine/naval confrontation
(Centurie II, Quatrain 48)
In the southwest quadrant of the Atlantic Ocean, missiles will
splash into the ocean near a partially submerged ship and a
submarine. The submarine commander is antsy to engage fire.
An American surface ship will be in danger. The Russian
commander of the sub will have secret orders the rest of the crew
is not aware of, which are to antagonize and provoke. He gets
carried away.
The American commander has been ordered to defend the coast
of the US but to avoid starting a war. In the process of defending
his ship from the submarine, he strikes the submarine and feels
he may have sunk it, and agonizes that the action would be
interpreted as starting a war and not an act of defense. The event
will lead to the time of troubles and will have large historical
significance when seen in retrospect.
Crazed leader launches atom bombs on
Mediterranean and Europe

(Centurie II, Quatrain 3)
During continuing unrest in the Middle East, one of the leaders
will be able to get a hold of an atom bomb. He will be crazy and
go to the greatest lengths over the smallest thing and will not
hesitate to use the weapon because his obsessions with deadly
warfare. The people he is warring against retaliate with a nuclear
weapon. The country has a coast on the Mediterranean.
One of the bombs will land in the Mediterranean instead of the
land, poisoning all the fish. The passages of trade in the region
will be disrupted so that the people on the other coast of the
Mediterranean will be desperate for food and will eat the fish
anyway. It will happen near the east coast of the Mediterranean
in a region of dark-colored cliffs.

(Centurie II, Quatrain 4)
The atomic weapon being dropped by one of the Middle Eastern
countries will spark off yet another war on top of that war.
European and Western nations will try to interfere to diminish
the threat to oil supplies. When the European countries try to
interfere, the crazed leader who earlier dropped the atomic bomb
will use the rest of his arsenal on Europe, most striking the closer
southern part.
The European Mediterranean coast, particularly that of Italy and
France, will be almost uninhabitable, and Italy will get the brunt.
This leader is not the Antichrist but helps to set the stage for the
Antichrist to rise to power with little or no opposition. The
Antichrist will wield great power and authority; no one can argue
with him.