Gathering In The Void And Website Updates

From: Robert Phoenix

Hello Friends,

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday to the best of their ability. I
will forsake you my own internal conflict as I seek to resolve the bloodshed
in The Middle East, the failing economy and a general sense of foreboding
that I have been wrestling with for weeks, because as I feel the magnitude
of events now being played out, I have also been feeling and sensing
signifcant shifts in what we call the space time continuum. These shifts
result in a higher level of synchronicity than ever before, occuring both on
and offline as there appears to be two major events taking place.

The first is the speeding up of time. I won’t go into details here, but you
can go to my website where I explore how the shift of Pluto into Capricorn
is transforming the very nature of time itself. Events are accelerating at
a pace where it will be nearly impossible to to keep up with them.

The second is the malleability of what we call a shared or “consensus
reality.” It has come to my attention that we are in a unique phase where
through our attention and intention, we can actually change various
timelines. In essence, we are not slaves to time or fate and while we are
not omnisicient and cannot control all of creation, we have much more
influence than we understand. We are not mute and paralytic in the face of
war, famine or poverty. We have the ability to impact the very nexus of
will as it manifests into the world.

How do we do this? We do this by being conscious and aware, by being
authentic and by refusing to believe the official story. We do this by
opening our hearts and our minds to the type of world we wish to inhabit,
not the one that we are given.

Living is an act of creativity and powerful imagination, being evoked from a
place of passion.

That said, I am initiating the first of what I hope to be a number catalytic
events that will take place both on and offline in 2009 as Jupiter moves
into Aquarius and affords us the opportunity to tap into visionary energy.

This Wednesday morning, on the 31st of December, I am staging a soft-launch,
a casual experiment in meditation and observation called, “Gathering In the

We will gather together in the privacy of our own spaces for thirty minutes,
breath, relax and witness what comes to mind. Your job is to record what
you think are interesting, strange or pertinent toughts, images, phrases,
names, places, etc. Later that day, you can come by my website and add your
experience as a comment to the post I will be adding that morning.

My goal is to see what kind of non-local communication we can achieve and
see if there are any overarching patterns to the experience.

This is a prime day on The Mayan Calendar, “Five Caban” and the energy is
ripe for synchronistic connection.

If you have recived this email, it’s because I believe that you would be
interested in joining me and others during this time.

It’s a very basic exercise and there is no pass or fail–just participation.

Here are the plain details:

WED 12/31/08

You can find out more details on my website along with info like the
connection between Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and The Merovingians, The
Astrology Of The Federal Reserve Act and Woodrow Wilson and Keanu Reeves as
archetypal cyber-christ.

Bailiffs get power to use force on debtors

From The Sunday Times – Jon Ungoed-Thomas

The government has been accused of trampling on individual liberties by proposing wide-ranging new powers for bailiffs to break into homes and to use “reasonable force” against householders who try to protect their valuables.

Under the regulations, bailiffs for private firms would for the first time be given permission to restrain or pin down householders. They would also be able to force their way into homes to seize property to pay off debts, such as unpaid credit card bills and loans.

The government, which wants to crack down on people who evade debts, says the new powers would be overseen by a robust industry watchdog. However, the laws are being criticised as the latest erosion of the rights of the householder in his own home.

“These laws strip away tried and tested protections that make a person’s home his castle, and which have stood for centuries,” said Paul Nicolson, chairman of the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust, a London-based welfare charity. “They could clearly lead to violent confrontations and undermine fundamental liberties.”

Bailiffs have for hundreds of years been denied powers to break into homes for civil debt or to use force against debtors, except in self-defence. In a famous declaration, William Pitt the Elder, the 18th-century prime minister, said: “The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the crown.” Ministers have now proposed bailiffs be given powers to physically remove debtors who try to defend their property, for example by draping themselves over a car or blocking the door of their home. Lord Bach, a junior justice minister, has assured the House of Lords that any new powers will be implemented only after a consultation and will not be used to search debtors’ pockets or to remove jewellery.

It emerged last week that Her Majesty’s Courts Service has already handed out guidance to privately employed bailiffs, pointing out that under legislation passed in 2004 they can already break down doors as a last resort to collect court fines.

Some restraint should be exercised, according to the “search and entry powers” guidelines. “If a person locks himself in their home, it might be reasonable to break open the door, but probably not to smash a hole in the wall,” it advises.

Details of the new guidelines were obtained under freedom of information laws. They say homes should not be broken into when nobody is in. Reasonable grounds for breaking down the door include the “movement of a curtain”, a radio being heard or a figure being spotted inside which “may be the offender”.

It is claimed these powers are already abused. In one case, an 89-year-old grandmother returned home to find a bailiff sitting in her chair having drawn up a list of her possessions. He was pursuing a parking fine owed by her son, who did not even live at the address.

Japanese whalers ‘hunt’ in Australian whale sanctuary

Japanese whalers have been accused of violating a whale sanctuary by hunting in an Australian marine reserve.

By Julian Ryall in Tokyo

The Australian government has declared the vast stretch of the Antarctic Ocean a whale sanctuary, but Tokyo has refused to concur.

Environmental organisation Sea Shepherd claims to have located the Japanese whaling fleet operating within the Australian Antarctic Economic Exclusion Zone.

The Australian government has declared the vast stretch of the Antarctic Ocean a whale sanctuary, but Tokyo has refused to concur. The Japanese fleet went to sea on Nov 17 for its annual hunt, setting a target of 850 minke whales and 50 fin whales under its “research whaling” programme.

Aboard the MV Steve Irwin, Captain Paul Watson declared that the latest round of the “whale wars” had begun.

“We’ve got them on the run,” he said. “They are not in the Ross Sea where they said they would be. They are in Australian waters.

“The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is officially calling on Australian Environment Minister Peter Garrett and Foreign Minister Stephen Smith to order the Japanese fleet to comply with the orders of the Australian Federal Court and to cease and desist from killing to whales in Australian waters,” he said. The Steve Irwin intercepted the harpoon vessel Yushin Maru No. 2 inside Australian waters in dense fog and dangerous ice conditions, according to Sea Shepherd.

A fast boat was launched to close with the whaling vessel with the intention of hurling projectiles containing rotten butter onto the deck. It was called back, however, when blizzard conditions developed.

The Japanese whaler then headed north in an apparent effort to lure the Steve Irwin away from the catcher vessels in the fleet, a manoeuvre that did not work, according to Sea Shepherd.

“They have ceased whaling operations and they are now running from the Sea Shepherd crew,” it said in a statement.

In Tokyo, officials in the Far Seas Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries could not be contacted, while calls to the Japan Whaling Association were not returned.