Letter From The Publisher- October 2015 by Walter Perschke
I will be speaking at the Paranormal Conference in Palos Hills on Sunday, October 11th. This will be a first for me and I honestly don’t know what to expect. My topic is “The Mystical Nature of Dreams,” because for most of us, dreams are our primary contact with our spirit guides.
The Spiritual Learning Center will conclude it’s movie and class discussion series with the “Wizard of Oz” on October 22nd. This is the classic version with Judy Garland which almost everyone has seen. But to my knowledge, no one has led a discussion of the metaphysical content and symbolism of the movie, which I will be doing immediately following the movie. It will be fun and enlightening. See the ad in this issue for time and move details.
To all those who deny the reality of global warming, July 2015 was the hottest month on record for the earth. And the earth is on its way to having its hottest year on record. And if 2015 sets a new record for hottest annual temperature for the planet, it will be because it has broken the existing record—set in 2014. That means the two years of highest temperatures of the world are not only back to back, but right now.
This data was measured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, and the Japan Meteorological Agency, in case you are wondering about (or doubting) the source.
These are times of great change in virtually all areas of human endeavor and on the earth itself. To those who say there is nothing we can do about change, I have some suggestions. The coastal states of our country are the hardest hit by weather and earth changes and that will continue for many year and decades. If you are considering relocating, don’t move there. If you already live there, strongly consider moving further inland. We are witnessing global change and the most powerful effects for us will be on our coasts. The drought and forest fires in California are not accidents and we have no control over them. More than a thousand homes were lost in the latest California disaster.
It is more subtle on the east coast but parts of the Florida Keys and North Carolina’s Outer Banks have already been lost and those changes are permanent. The bad news is the worst is yet to come. The rising temperatures are melting ancient glaciers and ice caps and the resulting water has to go somewhere. The rising Atlantic Ocean will claim progressively more land mass at the expense of people who live there. Land areas that were “filled in” on the east coast to build upon in the last 100 years or so are particularly vulnerable to inundation.
In our national, state and local political arenas, the people are finally figuring out that they can make a difference. The sudden prominence in the presidential primaries of Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist, Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorino, the later 3 having never held an elected office, has been meteoric and challenging to determine why. I am reminded of the words of the actor Peter Finch’s character in the movie “Network”, “I am sick and tired and I’m not going to take it anymore.”
Many Americans are sick and tired of a do-nothing congress and state and local politics filled with corruption, nepotism, incompetence and just plain stupidity. Hardly a day goes by without the news reporting a new political scandal. “Scandal” has become a hit show on television. You can certainly imagine why. No wonder people are tired and ready for a change.
I urge our readers to participate in the change. Many are saying they are just going to stay home and not get involved. That is probably the worst path to take. We can create change and it gets easier the more people join in and participate. Whatever you do, don’t give up. Join a group, get involved, let your voice be heard. Check in, not out.
Until next time,