Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Thanksgiving Circle, 10AM Onondaga Lake

November 28, (Thanksgiving Day), 10 am - 11 am 
NOON's Thanksgiving Circle of Peace
Willow Bay, Onondaga Lake Park, Syracuse, NY. 

All are welcome for a brief gathering to appreciate the environment and our friendships working together. Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, Onondaga people, and allies will gather to express thanks for the goodness of the Earth and to each other for our ongoing friendship, as we work side-by-side in peace and hope for healing, justice and environmental restoration. Everyone welcome, dress for the weather, light refreshments.

Dress Warmly, bundle up with layers.

See you there.

Willow Bay is located on Long Branch Road in Onondaga Lake Park.

NOON is the Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation

Life in the Finger Lakes--A Thanksgiving Tradition

Friday, November 15, 2019

Stone Structures--Hudson Valley/ Catskills Part 1 Overview

A few weeks back I had a chance to survey some areas in the Catskills/Hudson Valley Region of NY. We found a variety of stone structures,; particularly lots of Manitou Stones.

Stone Chamber-- I found what appeared to be a  very small  and primitve Stone Chamber. Nothing like the Whangtown, or the King's Chamber in Putnam County NY.

Because there was no indication that the chamber was used for spiritual purposes I did not investigate further. Also I wanted to spend more time exploring.

There were lots and lots of Manitou Stones.

Here are the sections that follow:

Stone Structures--Hudson Valley/ Catskills Part 2 Dragon Lines

Stone Structures--Hudson Valley/ Catskills Part 3 Manitous

Stone Structures--Hudson Valley/ Catskills Part 4 Stone Piles/Columns

Stone Structures--Hudson Valley/ Catskills Part 5 Miscellaneous Stones, Conclusion

Click on the word "Survey" below, or on the right to see other surveys of sacred sites and stone structures.

Next, Stone Structures--Hudson Valley/ Catskills Part 2 Dragon Lines 

Stone Structures--Hudson Valley/ Catskills Part 2 Dragon Lines

Feng Shui speaks of dragon lines--lines of energy that curve and twist. In contrast to most energy lines that are straight.  The wall below  curved and twisted over the landscape for some length.

Although the picture above does not clearly depict it, you are looking at a hairpin turn in the wall. Not a right angle turn, but one like the end of a hairpin. Notice how thick the wall is. Also notice the stone wall in the background.

 Look how the wall above curves.

 Interesting another pile of large stones next to the wall. Why not make the stones part of the wall?

 Notice the curve in wall.

The stone wall in the distance appeared to be 5-6 feet tall.

What gave credence to  my belief that the stone wall was not built by famers and was old and built for sacred purposes was the fact that there were Manitou stones embedded in the stone wall.

The above Manitou was located in a break in the stone wall.

Next Stone Structures--Hudson Valley/ Catskills Part 3 Manitous

Stone Structures--Hudson Valley/ Catskills Part 3 Manitous

We found lots of Manitou Stones. Here are pictures of a few of them:

I saw this late in the afternoon as I was heading out and the sun was beginning to set.

 The Manitou Stone below was by far the largest we found. Each segment of my staff is 1 foot long.

The picture below is from my friend and fellow surveyor Janice Carr.

Great Light Janice.  It looks like beam of light is shining on the Manitou Stone. Well Done.

Next,Stone Structures--Hudson Valley/ Catskills Part 4 Stone Piles/Columns

Stone Structures--Hudson Valley/ Catskills Part 4 Stone Piles/Columns

We found lots of stone piles, many several were stacked in columns. Many appeared to be  located on earth formations, or in a line, or grouped together for some reason. 

The column of stones below was over 7 feet tall, the tallest by far.

The tall stone column appeared to be aligned with others.

In the picture above my staff is next to the tall column. Notice the stone column behind the tree.

The picture above is the most distant stone pile that seems to be aligned with the tall stone column. 

It looks like there is almost a small entryway for the stone pile above. Its form shows that the stones were stacked with intent to give it its form. 

Here is a thought about the stone pile below.
Were they placed there to serve a specific purpose, or highlight something?
Or were they a pile created from single standing stones, or amalgams of other stone structures?

Stone Structures--Hudson Valley/ Catskills Part 5 Miscellaneous Stones, Conclusion

Janice found what she thought was an engraved stone. You decide. See below

People get all excited about prayer seats. Most have a bad vibe because of all sorts curiosity seekers and the like sit on and fondle them. Any sacredness they may have had is overwhelmed by their carnival voyeur like intention, leaving a bad vibe.

The seat below was most likely created by a hunter and had a horrific vibe.

Another great day in Nature exploring ancient stone structures.

Click on the word "Survey" below, or on the right to see other surveys of sacred sites and stone structures.

Back to the Beginning
Stone Structures--Hudson Valley/ Catskills Part 1 Overview

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Climate News--More Negative Surprises

Two articles came out today that  paint a increasingly negative outlook. One by the NY Times about how scientists have grossly underestimated climate change and the other a CBS report on the Federal Reserve report on how the mortgage market could implode because of climate change.

How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong

Tells how scientists grossly underestimated climate change and what would have been considered fringe science is now the norm. Here are some quotes:
Had a scientist in the early 1990s suggested that within 25 years a single heat wave would measurably raise sea levels, at an estimated two one-hundredths of an inch, bake the Arctic and produce Sahara-like temperatures in Paris and Berlin, the prediction would have been dismissed as alarmist. But many worst-case scenarios from that time are now realities.
Were the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica to melt, sea levels would rise by an estimated 225 feet worldwide. Few expect that to happen anytime soon. But those ice sheets now look a lot more fragile than they did to the climate change panel in 1995, when it said that little change was expected over the next hundred years.In the years since, data has shown that both Greenland and Antarctica have been shedding ice far more rapidly than anticipated. Ice shelves, which are floating extensions of land ice, hold back glaciers from sliding into the sea and eventually melting. In the early 2000s, ice shelves began disintegrating in several parts of Antarctica, and scientists realized that process could greatly accelerate the demise of the vastly larger ice sheets themselves. And some major glaciers are dumping ice directly into the ocean.
Even if scientists end up having lowballed their latest assessments of the consequences of the greenhouse gases we continue to emit into the atmosphere, their predictions are dire enough. But the Trump administration has made its posture toward climate change abundantly clear: Bring it on!
It’s already here. And it is going to get worse. A lot worse.

Climate change could end mortgages as we know them

Reporting on the Federal Reserve recent report on climate change's effect on the mortgage   market CBS said:
Climate change could punch a hole through the financial system by making 30-year home mortgages — the lifeblood of the American housing market — effectively unobtainable in entire regions across parts of the U.S.  That's what the future could look like without policy to address climate change, according to the latest research from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The bank is considering these and other risks on Friday in an unprecedented conference on the economics of climate change.
Once lenders and housing investors do start pricing in such risks, "There may be a threat to the availability of the 30-year mortgage in various vulnerable and highly exposed areas," Berman wrote in a recent San Francisco Fed report. He predicts lenders could "blue-line" entire regions where flood risks are high — a reference to redlining, the practice of refusing mortgages to minorities. The result: Entire neighborhoods would empty out, leaving cities unable to shore up their crumbling roads and bridges just as severe weather events become more extreme and more frequent. Home values would fall, potentially depleting the budgets of counties and states. 
Lower real estate prices also drag down counties and cities. Because local budgets are reliant on property taxes, even a small drop in home prices can make it harder for a locality to provide basic services, like fixing roads and paying for public education."There is a real possibility that real estate values will be decreasing… just as the real estate tax base is being relied on for funding of new flood mitigation infrastructure," Berman wrote.
That's why many who study this issue are calling for governments to plan for what they call the inevitable retreat.Said Cleetus: "My biggest fear, honestly, is that the markets will get out ahead of our policies, and we see a situation where property values do start to decline, and small communities that rely on a lot of property tax revenue won't be able to deal with it."
in other words, the same way inner cities where hollowed out and made ghetto's because of redlining the same could be done to large swaths of America close to the coast, in hot zones and the like.

The conclusion is clears. The news for climate change will continue to get worse, that even the more dire forecasts. Secondly, impact of climate change will continue to morph and affects us in ways previously unimagined.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

11,000 scientists from 153 countries signed a declaration of climate emergency published in the journal BioScience.

Technology Kills--Too Much Screen Time for Pre-Schoolers Compromises Brain Structure

A new study found that increased screen time among preschoolers resulted in structural differences in the brains of preschool-age children. From Science Daily:
The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, shows that children who have more screen time have lower structural integrity of white matter tracts in parts of the brain that support language and other emergent literacy skills. These skills include imagery and executive function -- the process involving mental control and self-regulation. These children also have lower scores on language and literacy measures.
The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study assessed screen time in terms of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations. The AAP recommendations not only take into account time spent in front of screens but also access to screens, including portable devices; content; and who children are with and how they interact when they are looking at screens. Science Daily



Saturday, November 2, 2019

Everything Has Karma Video

I uploaded the first in a series of YouTube videos about my book  Everything Has Karma: Learning to Embrace Our Interconnectedness. Below is the Intro video:

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Book Review--Everything Has Karma

Chicago based Conscious Community magazine's November issue had a review of my book Everything Has Karma. Here it is:

Everything Has Karma: Learning to Embrace Our Interconnectedness
by Madis Senner (Mother Earth Press, $16.95 Paperback)

Karma connects us in a way that we seldom understand. Madis Senner simply explains how everything and everyone we come into contact with affects us and is a part of our karma. He also shares why we may take on the karma of another and how to make karma work for us in our lives. Senner’s interpretation of karma serves as an alternative approach to the traditional one and emphasizes how we all depend on each other for positive growth.

To read the review and reviews of other books.

To read the November Issue.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Fall is the Sunset Season

My recent post to Life in the Finger Lakes:

Fall is the Sunset Season

by Madis Senner
We are so used to thinking of fall as being the season of beautiful colors because of tree leaves changing hue. However, there is another spectacular beauty that appears in the fall – sunsets.
Some of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen were in the fall.
Beautiful sunrises and sunsets are created by the sunlight striking molecules and particles in the atmosphere. Light rays are deflected when they hit particles in the air. This is called “scattering,” because the light is scattered by the particles they strike.
What makes this scattering more dramatic in the fall and winter is that the sun is lower in the sky. Because of this sunlight must pass through more of the atmosphere before it comes into our vision. Consequently in the fall and winter sunlight is redirected and scattered much more.
One of things I do in the fall and early winter is to make sure that part of my drive home from a trip includes taking in a beautiful sunset. This means that if I go on a hike, visit a friend, or travel to a sacred area I make sure I leave an hour before sunset.
You may wish to catch a sunset on the eastern shore of one of our beautiful Finger Lakes. Or set your watch, or phone to notify you a little before sunset so you can walk outside and behold.
The real beauty of a spectacular sunset is that it allows us to be in the moment and take in the wonder and magnificence of Mother Earth. Sunsets are more than a visual phenomenon; they are an experience, because for a brief period of time we are captivated and absorbed with its wonder. No matter how much technology has provided us and shaped us, it is nothing compared to the grandeur of a beautiful sunset. When you are staring at a sunset you are participating in, arguably sharing with, an awe and wonder that dates back to when we (humankind) first walked the earth.
Mattie Stepanek (1990-2004) was a poet and peacemaker who died prematurely from a debilitating disease (dysautonomic mitochondrial myopathy). He was a regular on the Oprah show who captured our hearts with his maturity and depth of character. Mattie said, “Sunset is still my favorite color and the rainbow is my second.”
‘Find time this fall to take in the beauty and wonder of a sunset.

Upcoming Author Talks


I have several upcoming talks about my book Everything Has Karma: Learning to Embrace Our Interconnectedness



Oct 26, Sat        East Syr..         E. Syracuse Library          Everything Has Karma                                                    10:30 AM                                   4990 James Street           FREE

Oct 29 Tues.     Cazenovia       Cazenovia Library            Everything Has Karma  
7 PM                                           100 Albany St.                FREE

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Nov 17 Sun        Norwich           Bonnie Gales.                 Everything Has Karma  

Dec 5 Th.           Dewitt             Dewitt Library                  Everything Has Karma
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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Teen Suicides Have Spiked Since the Advent of iPhones/Cell Phones-TECHNOLOGY KILLS

In a new report the CDC announced that there has been an alarming rise in teen suicides beginning in 2007. Saying,
The suicide rate among persons aged 10–24 was stable from 2000 to 2007, and then increased 56% between 2007 (6.8 per 100,000) and 017 (10.6). The pace of increase for suicide was greater from 2013 to 2017 (7% annually, on average) than from 2007 to 2013 (3% annually).
The rise in suicides coincides with the rise in a lack of empathy, loneliness and depression among teens. I have posted about this on several occasions Technology Kills---Rising Cell Phone/Social Media Use Creates a Loss of Empathy and a Rise in Loneliness and Anger

The rise in suicides and loss of empathy can be traced to the advent of iPhones (2007) and the  increasing amount of time teens spend on cell phones. 2009/2010 is the period when the majority of Americans began owning cell phones.Technology Kills.

As I said in Everything Has Karma,
If you take nothing else away from this book get rid of your cell phone, don’t partake in social media, and reduce technology in your life. These simple steps will go a long way in preventing the devolution of your humanity and consciousness and will help reduce the chances of increasing the number of your future lives. Page 120, Everything Has Karma,
Technology Kills and the less you have in your life the better.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 1

I had a chance this Columbus/Indigenous Day to survey the stone structures at Grafton New York State Park in Grafton, NY and Hennig Preserve in Middle Grove, NY. Both places are located in the greater Capital District of NY.

We found several stone mounds/structures on earth and energy formations, some in a manner we have not found, or noticed, before. It was a great learning experience. Grafton had a very sweet area with a great vibe, Fields of Consciousness and a lot more. Hennig displayed different ways to mark features in ways we had not seen before.

I had a chance to finally connect with Lorna Reichel who is an Energy Wellness consultant who works with subtle energies. She brought along her magnometer and other energy measuring devices to measure the strength of the earth energies. For some time I have been wanting to get her input on the stone structures that I find in the woods.

Lorna taking a reading.
All in all it was an informative and great day.

Here is an overview of the survey. Each section will have a link to click on to continue.

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 2 Grafton

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 3 Grafton--The Sweet Area

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 4 Grafton--The Sweet Area Continued

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 5 Hennig Preserve

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 6 Hennig Preserve Continued

The Pyramid. Craig Wright showed us what he called the pyramid at Hennig Preserve, so called because of its triangular pyramid like shape.. More about it when I discuss Hennig.

PS To see other survey click on Survey in the "Labels" section below, or on the upper right hand side.

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 2 Grafton

Over three and a half years ago I visited Grafton State Parks and did not find many stone structures or aspects of Mother Earth. As I noted in my blog post about the survey Misdirected I felt as though something was playing with me, because my dowsing rods where constantly being misdirected. I am attuned to my rods. When they start moving in unexpected ways it usually to point something out to me that I had not been looking for, but would be interested in seeing. On that survey they just moved and jumped around as if I were a neophyte dowser, pedantic and out of control: going one way and the reversing course.

My interest in Grafton was piqued when I read a post on the Rock Piles Blog about some cairns in Grafton:Cairns with standing Manitou Stones in Grafton, NY

One of the things I looked for are covered Earth Chakras. When you cover Earth Chakras the Life Force is unable to penetrate the rocks so it bounces off and cannot  be channeled into the chakra's vortex. It then lingers in the air and looks for another Earth Chakra (EC).

To see if we could measure the affects of a blocked EC Lorna measured the area of the chakra unblocked and blocked.

Above is a the EC covered. It was later uncovered.
Lorna did find an increase in positive energy, but it was not that significant.

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Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 3 Grafton--The Sweet Area'

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 3 Grafton--The Sweet Area

The Sweet Area

To me it's all about the vibe: the wonder and magic created between humankind and Mother Earth that produces an uplifting synergy that can nourish your soul, give you insights, send you on wonderful journeys and more. When we love, give, heal, meditate, do ceremony we enhance a space (uplift Mother Earth) and our Mother rewards us. She needs us to achieve Her fullest potential and we( humankind) need Her to achieve ours.

The area  we would spend the rest of our time at Grafton had a great vibe--running from positive, to very positive to extremely positive. This does all sorts of wonderful things, like significantly enhancing the power the features of Mother Earth found there. For example,  Energy lines and other formations seemed that much more powerful, so much so that at times you were  wondering whether it was the vibe, or our Mother's energy. AMAZING.

That said I did not find any energy vortices, or water domes (blind springs). What you would think would be abundant in such a positive space. It could be that the group overall distracted from me, or.... I did find a water vein that formed in response to prayer/ceremony.


As I noted in my THE DONALD TRUMP (OSTENTATIOUS) THEORY OF SACRED SITES   it is the wonder and soul of simple structures rather than large ornate structures that are wonderous. Stones are only a marker to tell us where  to pray someplace and act as a retainer of our spiritual imprints (thoughts, actions, intentions....)

Everything Was Marked
When you get in such a space (especially if it has not been dismantled by farmers, foresters, hunters and their ilk) you find that all sorts of features of Mother Earth are marked with stones; creating a myriad of delights to experience and explore.

In the picture above my backpack marks a large stone marking the intersection of several Lines of Consciousness( L.O.C.)or Ley Lines, or Spirit Lines,...Usually you would not feel much, but because the space (its vibe) was enhanced with prayer, well....

Was that the remnants of a seat, or just a natural collection of rocks next to the large stone?

Lost Pictures of a Field of Consciousness( FOC)

Regretably my camera battery was running low when I snapped several pictures of the Field of Consciousness (FOC emanate a soul nourishing type of Christ consciousness that makes you more loving and altruistic). FOC come as single Fields or as many as twelve FOC stacked upon each other. This was a stack two or three, not much; but because of the vibe it was  very powerful and sweet.

Lorna found this to measure a strong uplifting energy, as she did at other places with a very positive vibe.

The Depressed/Dimpled Mound
We did find a stone pile with a depressed center covering a series of two Earth Chakras. 

My dog Jaeda Bear is sitting in the depressed area of the stone mound. On her right side is a series of two Earth Chakras covered with stone. As noted the stone blocks the Life Force from entering the Earth Chakra's vortex. 

I believe that pilgrims would sit in the depressed area because all of the Life Force is trying to get as close as it can to the Earth Chakra's vortex which is at the bottom of the depressed area. So the depressed area is a charged area.

Further indications of the sacred area of the stone mound were found with Manitou stones and other alignments close to the depressed area. (below)

Interestingly the stone mound with the depressed center was part of a stone wall that connected with another stone wall at a right angle. This would make you think it was a boundary marker. But the Manitous around and within the stone walls say otherwise. It may have been that there were four walls at one time making an enclosed square/rectangle.. Besides the vibe was too good to be a farming area.

This stone structure was nestled on the side of the hill. The picture below of the backside is very reminiscent of a similar stone structure we found on our survey of the Whangtown Stone chambers in Putnam County, NY. Although not as high it was a wall on a hill with a depressed center marking Earth Chakras: Whangtown Stone Chambers, Part III(of VII)--The Stone Pile

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Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 4 Grafton--The Sweet Area Continued

Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 4 Grafton--The Sweet Area Continued

I have seen many pictures of cylindrically shaped stone mounds two to three feet high. Often they appear to be old trail markers. However, that was not the case this time. We found such stone mounds at Grafton and at Hennig. Each with a different intent, marking different types of Earth Energies.

The pictures below are of a series of stone mounds covering a particular Earth Energy of a higher order, in the area we have been exploring at Grafton.

Notice the other stone mound in the distance. The lighting makes it difficult to see.
A Grid?
As we were leaving our survey area at Grafton to drive to Hennig we found this rectangle of stone. The energy drew us to it from some distance. Several pictures appeared to have orbs in them.

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Grafton NYS Park, Hennig Preserve Surveys Part 5 Hennig Preserve