82. Something shall now be said about vacuum. I once heard angels talking with Newton about vacuum, and saying that they could not tolerate the idea of vacuum as being nothing, for the reason that in their world which is spiritual, and which is within or above the spaces and times of the natural world, they equally feel, think, are affected, love, will, breathe, yea, speak and act, which would be utterly impossible in a vacuum which is nothing, since nothing is nothing, and of nothing not anything can be affirmed. Newton said that he now knew that the Divine, which is Being itself, fills all things, and that to him the idea of nothing as applied to vacuum is horrible, because that idea is destructive of all things; and he exhorts those who talk with him about vacuum to guard against the idea of nothing, comparing it to a swoon, because in nothing no real activity of mind is possible.
Taken from Emanuel Swedenborg's DIVINE LOVE & WISDOM, whereabouts p. 43.
On 5.28.2015, I will meet a friend in Kunming, China. This is very soon. Fires (interior) are burning. Adrenaline is present in anticipation of being trapped in a tin can in the sky for 15 hours.
After a few days in Kunming, we will go to Lijiang Studio where she is constructing a larger-than-people steel Orb, blessed/witnessed in the Dongba tradition. It's a beautiful project, and beautifully conscious. Support it!
Give $5 to receive a postcard. At least $30 to receive an orb (not of gigantic steel, but something much friendlier). Take a breath, take a moment from your daily onslaught, getcha wallet, make this process a sustainable one:
Although the Naxi peoples in Lashihai may have lost their Dongba traditions since the Cultural Revolution, others in the hills and mountainous areas have retained it; They now bring it back to the cities in a renewed, modern effort of preservation. Dongba culture is evolving with its peoples, adapting to Lijiang’s globalized climate. Participation of local Dongba priests in the installation of the Jixiang Orb promotes Dongba religion returning to Lashihai…Crowdsourced funding online adds an extra element of connectivity. It highlights that local people have community support that extends beyond the geographical boundaries of Lashihai lake valley. This can be valuable as leverage for commercial and political encounters in the future.