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  1. If anyone here has read the book, “The Mysterious Benedict Society,” I think you will agree that somehow, we seem to be forming “The Mysterious Michael Jackson Society”. I used to wonder why I was pushed into reading that book, now it all makes sense. Dr. von Lahr would be a mix of Reynie Muldoon and Sticky Washington, some of us may be Kate Weatherall, and some may be Constance Contraire. LOL

    Comment by Kate — September 10, 2009 @ 7:47 am | Reply

    • I VOTE FOR T-SHRITS. no I am just kidding.

      Comment by Faith — September 10, 2009 @ 3:11 pm | Reply

      • Yes, T-Shirts! We can all wear them when we are blogging! Haha ha. nikki

        Comment by nikki — September 24, 2009 @ 1:24 am | Reply

    • How’s about, just like we have the mysterious “Esoteric Buddhism,” “Esoteric Christianity (aka Rosicrucianism)” and “Esoteric Judaism (the Kaballah) we think of it, or call it “the Esoteric Michael Jackson Society?”

      I LOVE IT. You just have to know that Michael does. I remind you all HE was very interested in the esoteric. You are all on the verge of experiencing [his discovery] or in other words, his life.

      The Mysterious Benedict Society is a children’s novel written by Trenton Lee Stewart and illustrated by Carson Ellis, first published in 2007.

      Plot summary
      Four children, Reynard “Reynie” Muldoon, George “Sticky” Washington, Kate Wetherall, and Constance Contraire, pass a series of tests advertised in the newspaper and meet Mr.Benedict, a man trying to stop something known as “The Thing to Come”. Mr. Benedict sends them to The Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened (L.I.V.E.), where they meet Ledroptha Curtain, a man trying to take over the world using subliminal messages through “The Whisperer”, a machine of his own design.

      The group finds out that they must obtain the high rank of Messengers to get closer to Mr. Curtain. They learn that Mr. Curtain is sending his messages using a machine he calls the Whisperer. The children carefully spy on Mr. Curtain, finally getting close enough to destroy the machine, but Mr. Curtain escapes. The story ends happily, as Reynie and Constance are promised adoption, while Sticky and Kate are reunited with their families.

      Characters
      Reynard “Reynie” Muldoon Reynie is an eleven-year-old living at Stonetown Orphanage. Extraordinarily bright, Reynie has a tutor, Miss Perumal, who is teaching him. Reynie looks between the lines, observing and questioning, and gets past most obstacles by finding the “puzzle” within the situation. He is described as an especially average-looking boy with average brown hair, average pale complexion and average clothes.

      George “Sticky” Washington A dark skinned boy with a bald head and is also eleven. Unusually nervous and will resort to polishing his glasses in some situations of nervousness. He is very good at remembering things and is a fast reader. He ran away from his family and had been living in libraries and so forth.

      Kate Wetherall A twelve-year-old girl who is very resourceful and has fair hair and skin. Always carries a bucket and is very cheerful. Kate’s mother died when she was a baby and her father left her . She lived in a circus.
      Constance Contraire is an extremely intelligent, stubborn girl, age 2. She has the ability to write very clever poems. Her sensitive mind can also hear the hidden messages made by Mr.Curtain’s machine.

      Nicholas Benedict is the founder of the society and a smart, kind man. His mission is to destroy the Whisperer and stop Mr.Curtain’s plan. He is also known as a genius for creating many inventions. He happens to suffer from narcolepsy.
      Ledroptha Curtain is Mr. Benedict’s twin brother. He is the main villain and the head of the Institute. Curtain created the Whisperer and many other inventions in order to take control of all the world’s minds. He rides around in an electric wheelchair.He also suffers from narcolepsy.

      Milligan is Kate’s father, he remembered taking her to the mill pond, hence the name “mill”igan. at the end of the book. He lost his memory to the Whisperer. Milligan is now working for Mr. Benedict as a body guard.

      [edit] Supporting Characters
      S.Q. Pedalian An executive with large feet. Known to be a klutz, and is quite clumsy. S.Q. Pedalian has a rather kind heart but is somewhat blinded to seeing how L.I.V.E. and the “Whisperer” affect to the world.
      Jackson A head excutive that had been recruited. He is unkind, snobby, and cruel.
      Jillson Another head executive, with an “I am better than you” attitude. She has a reputation like Jackson. Her hair is in a greasy ponytail that’s tied with wire.
      Martina Crowe is a teenager with long black hair. She is a Messenger at the Institute at first, and later is promoted to the position of Executive. She hates the members of the Mysterious Benedict Society because Sticky and Reynie got better grades than she did, threatening her position as Messenger (since there is a limited number.)
      Number Two is always called her code name, even though Mr. Benedict thinks her real name is fine. (Readers do not discover her real name in this book.) She is said to have a ‘pencil like’ appearance. She has a yellowish complexion, always wears yellow clothes and has short rust colored hair. She passed Mr.Benedict’s tests several years ago, but since at that time there weren’t enough children for the mission, she is now one of Mr.Benedict’s assistants.
      Rhonda Kazembe has the same case as Number Two. At the beginning of the book, she posed as a student taking Mr.Benedict’s tests, and offered the answers to random children. If they agreed to cheat, they would not pass the quiz.
      Miss Perumal She is Reynie’s tutor, and is intelligent and kind. She was the only person who was kind to Reynie at the orphanage, and eventually adopts Reynie.
      Mr. Rutger is the Stonetown Orphanage director. Blinded by greed, he wouldn’t let any children in the orphanage go to an advanced school.

      EVERYBODY GRAB A ROLE — Auditions are on Friday. LOL

      Comment by ChrisTian — September 23, 2009 @ 1:11 am | Reply

      • What happened to “Winki” the kitty from Trout Island that took up residence in the school?

        Comment by nikki — September 24, 2009 @ 1:39 am | Reply

      • Is there room for a “Cheshire cat”?

        I would choose this character role from Alice in Wonderland…:

        “Alice first encounters the cat at the Duchess’s house in her kitchen, and then later outside on the branches of a tree, where it appears and disappears at will, engaging Alice in amusing but sometimes vexing conversation. The cat sometimes raises philosophical points that annoy or baffle Alice. It does, however, appear to cheer her up when it turns up suddenly at the Queen of Hearts’ croquet field, and when sentenced to death baffles everyone by having made its head appear without its body, sparking a massive argument between the executioner and the King and Queen of Hearts about whether something that does not have a body can indeed be beheaded.

        At one point, the cat disappears gradually until nothing is left but its grin, prompting Alice to remark that she has often seen a cat without a grin but never a grin without a cat”.

        Must have been a Gemini!! lol

        Comment by Denise — September 24, 2009 @ 2:04 am | Reply

  2. I need to familiarize myself with such authors. thanks Kate

    Comment by Faith — September 10, 2009 @ 9:38 am | Reply

  3. This Mercury Retrograde is getting on my last nerve. I am about to “EGO” trip again, Dr. von Lahr. I walk around feeling tormented at work because I don’t get them (colleagues) and they certainly don’t get me. Communication is very difficult for me right now because people find me threatening. I don’t want to contribute to anybody’s negative self-image, so I stay quiet although I KNOW answers to problems they consider mindboggling.

    I can’t say that this is just been happening since the retrograde because that wouldn’t be true. However, it is torment multiplied.

    What is the purpose of my “KNOWING” if I am always in an environment where it cannot be used freely. I am tired of feeling like I have to apologize for walking through hell with gasoline panties on and learning a few lessons from it.

    Comment by Princess — September 10, 2009 @ 4:50 pm | Reply

    • Did God chose the environment you are in?

      Comment by ChrisTian — September 23, 2009 @ 4:54 pm | Reply

      • Uhhh….while reading your question, I can almost see you look at me as a parent looks at a child when the child acts completely innocent when she is guilty. LOL

        I chose my environment, but I can’t imagine why. The only thing I can gather is that it frees me up to develop other parts of myself. For example, if I was able to be fully engaged, I would not have had the time to find this wonderful new home. I am paying an awesome price so I need to learn as much as I can here.

        Comment by Princess — September 23, 2009 @ 9:04 pm | Reply

        • Dear Princess,

          Since I been reading about the Cheshire Cat tonight…thought you might enjoy this little story.
          Take care and remember how many friends you have here!

          “`Cheshire Puss,’ [Alice] began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider. `Come, it’s pleased so far,’ thought Alice, and she went on. `Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’
          `That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.
          `I don’t much care where–‘ said Alice.
          `Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.
          `–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,’ Alice added as an explanation.
          `Oh, you’re sure to do that,’ said the Cat, `if you only walk long enough.'”

          “`But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked.
          `Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat: `we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.’
          `How do you know I’m mad?’ said Alice.
          `You must be,’ said the Cat, `or you wouldn’t have come here.’
          Alice didn’t think that proved it at all; however, she went on `And how do you know that you’re mad?’
          `To begin with,’ said the Cat, `a dog’s not mad. You grant that?’
          `I suppose so,’ said Alice.
          `Well, then,’ the Cat went on, `you see, a dog growls when it’s angry, and wags its tail when it’s pleased. Now I growl when I’m pleased, and wag my tail when I’m angry. Therefore I’m mad.'”

          Comment by Denise — September 24, 2009 @ 2:26 am | Reply

    • Don’t explode Princess, remember “princesses” are to conduct themselves above the frey. You are loved.

      Comment by nikki — September 24, 2009 @ 1:41 am | Reply

  4. There is a movie titled “Contact” starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey. This was back in 1997. There’s this part wherein young Ellie Arroway asked her dad whether there were other beings in outer space.

    Young Ellie: Dad, do you think there’s people on other planets?
    Ted Arroway: I don’t know, Sparks. But I guess I’d say if it is just us… seems like an awful waste of space.

    :-)

    Comment by Kate — September 20, 2009 @ 4:44 am | Reply

    • Kate, I love Contact, it’s one of my favorite movies. Just the vision in it!

      I think my favorite line from “Contact” ist “prove it!”

      First the “clergyman” (McConaughey) “enlightens” poor atheistic little Jodi about the existence of God. “Did you love your father?” “Yes.” “Than prove it.” “I can’t. “See, it;s the same with God.”

      But Jodi is smart and stick it to him just the same way. “You love God? Prove it”, or something along those lines.

      Comment by Wondering — September 21, 2009 @ 12:35 am | Reply

    • I use that reference often, Kate.

      And, the discussion of exactly what “space” is can be quite interesting itself. It helps us understand what ‘time is.”

      To your point though, we know from clairvoyant mediumship that MOST DEFINITELY there is life elsewhere. We know too frm the Ancient Wisdom HOW to connect. Most ancient history (far beyond the record keeping) that peoples have been recording PROOF of life visitations from other worlds. These latter points I speak to often in my lectures on 2012.

      It is necessary for man to queston just why they think WE are so important. NEVER, EVER in the ancient history and wisdom were we the center of Creation, as we currently think and focus. AND, we are not! We are one grain of sand of the expresson of life, in the great Unviersal beach of countless trillions and trillions of grains of other expressions. When considered collectively, we recognize the necessity of unity where at some level we can [walk along the beach]; we can experience [truthfully] when we consider ALL life.

      Just my point of view, as the arguments we now seek were never required in the past.

      Comment by ChrisTian — September 23, 2009 @ 12:40 am | Reply

      • Collective thinking and as my kids and I call it “hashing and re-hashing” can produce so much thought process that otherwise would not be utilized. It keeps us young and sharp.

        Comment by nikki — September 24, 2009 @ 2:45 am | Reply

  5. To all my friends who like a happy story, this is actually true! Winky is my kitty that passed last year, long fluffy pure white fur, large Blue eyes and a tiny “mew”. After she passed she came to me in a dream. She had packed her bags and her sleeping basket and moved to England. She asked me to come and see her. It was my first trip to England, with directions scrawled on an envelope, a cab wound it’s way through cobblestone streets and alley ways. We passed the Derby Fish Market, drove down the Royal Mile passing the Parliament Buildings to end up in front of the Lovely Ornate Hotel bordered on each side by square Boxwoods and Rhodies with blooms the size of dinner plates. The walkway was circular and a gracious fountain was centered with large white fragrant Roses circling it. It was called The Grand Rowton Hotel. Very beautiful music was coming from a distant Island, being carried by a soft breeze. I was greeted at a large glass entry by a gentleman named P.C. Mannering. I was excited to see my little girl and as I approached the lobby she was the first thing that caught my eye. It was a huge reception hall with beautiful furnishings arranged as small intimate areas. There were bright colorful throw rugs, red Love Seats, Leather chairs with footstools, small side tables and large Crystal bowls of candy on each side table. I was able to smell the sweet fragrances all around me from the Ladies walking by with their French Perfume. Everyone was dressed elegantly as if they were going to a formal Ball. Little Winki was happily curled up next to an elderly gentleman on a red velvet couch who was reading a newspaper and eating a bowl of Captain Crunch. He had a pipe propped in a nearby ashtray on the side table and the smell reminded me of my grandfather. His legs were crossed and he had a Tweed Fishing Cap propped on his knee. I could see her happiness glowing as she relaxed peacefully snuggled next to her companion while people were bustling all around her. Magazines lined the small side tables and Large Vases held flowers with heavenly smells. Each table had a Tiffany Lamp glowing with Bronze and Red hues. The story is long so I will wrap it up, but our reunion was wonderful, her new Hotel family loves her as much as I do, and she is truly in Heaven. It is a fitting place for such a sweet little Angel. I hope you enjoyed the story, and it gives us all a peek into what will be waiting for us when we make the transition someday to Heaven. I have to say, I’ve never been to England, or Heaven. Love, nikki

    Comment by nikki — September 24, 2009 @ 3:37 am | Reply

    • Thanks for sharing your wonderful dream!!

      Comment by Denise — September 24, 2009 @ 2:28 pm | Reply

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