Happy Yule

Birth of the Sun-Child

Winter Solstice – when the Sun enters the sign of Capricorn..  shortest day..longest night..!

This year it’s happening on Thursday 22nd December 2011.. at 5.30am (GMT). That’s the astrology.
Pagans, Wiccans, Druids and New-Agers  celebrate this – and have done so for thousands of years – and consider the Sun-child being born.  Makes sense as after this, the days get longer…Sun gets stronger ..growing   its full force by Summer Solstice.
Of course this has been somewhat  `acquired’ by Christianity, and repackaged as celebration fo the birth of Christ (baby Jesus!).   Any decent effort at historical research will show that Christ was not born in December, but in earlier part of the year (if we can even consider the birth of Christ as `real’).
I have no problems with Christianity.  Brought up as a Hindu, I also went to the nearby Church with family – once in a  back in Ceylone in the early 70’s.   No one would deny the `magic of this time’..
These days I look forward to the annual special show of Doctor Who on Christmas day..   and yes, I have a Yule tree in my home, and it has lights…and I think about those Christmassy feelings of childhood gone by..

Welcome to my world..

Quantum-Magician Welcome to the World of a Quantum Magician!

Up & Down,  Strange & Charm,  Truth & Beauty (or Top & Bottom)- these are the 6 quark pairs that make up all matter as we know it..!  We are talking about the `particles’ which make up protons, neutrons and so on..   It’s actually more particle physics than quantum mechanics…but hey…!

The diagram shows a typical  interaction.. of a quark being scattered by an electron, with the force carrier (X).  That’s where the real science ends..

But of course the whole thing is on a membrane…and a `light’ penetrates this side from the other side, through a `light-hole’.  That’s just my art..   It’s a bit of graphics I created.. including the fake beard on my face, Sun (lots of photos of bonfire merged), and a `planet’.     Enjoy.

Imagination squared (i~squared = r)

Phoenix from the flame..?!

Hello Universe..!

So here we are, almost on the eve of Mid-Winter Solstice.. longest night – shortest day.. a time when the Sun-child is reborn, according to many Pagan beliefs.    Quite an apt time for QuantumPhoenix to surface..again.

It was possibly my 2nd oldest internet username/handle.. way back in the days of telnetting .   As the name suggests, it was a re-invention of the Self..  and an integration of Science, Magic & Myths…with me ofcourse!

So how do I see it..the name?  The power of the magic and regeneration, lurking inside a Quantum of energy… undefined, yet full of possibilities, undulating as a probability wave in all dimensions…awaiting collapse into a single reality!!

What’s reality?  Is that an esoteric question or a scientific one?  Are you asking or am I asking myself?  Am I asking me who is here, or the me in a multiverse?    More on that.. another time..  But to get back to reality…it’s just i-squared.   Well, that’s `i’ the imagnary number squared (equals r – the real number..) That’s the O/Level maths..

I like to think of it as `imagination-squared = reality manifest’ – after all it fits right in with the collapse of a probabiliy wave function, by the effect of an observer!

Mani Navasothy : Author, Teacher, Ritual Magician

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