Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Blogger's Meme

Dharmaruci has tagged me for this meme:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

And weirdly my book only had 123 pages, and only had four sentences on the final page :-) So here's the final paragraph instead. It's 'Wisdom of the Stars', written in 1943 by Joan Hodgson, who founded the White Eagle School of Astrology. It's a classic book on esoteric astrology. Very 1943 language, but there's also so much great stuff in here that really helps in feeling the wavelength of the 12 zodiac signs and the planets that rule them.

From the epilogue:

"you know my dears, I do not think it matters very much who is a great soul and who is a young soul. I do not think it matters at all. Do not worship who you think is great, but endeavour to love all, both great and small, young and old. Love them all...all are the same in God's sight'

I'm tagging Celestia, Twilight, Tumblewords, Mystic, Madeline


Tumblewords: said...

Strange. I never do memes, but I did this one because I had bookmarked page 123 a few days ago...felt obligated to play! Grin.

Wabi Sabi

Barbara Palliser said...


Q said...

So very wonderful the way the universe brings people together.
Thank you, Sue, for leading me here. I also did this meme. My book just happened to be opened to page 123!
I just bought Ruling Planets. I am very new to astology and an drawn to my moon sign and planets.
Nice to meet you.
Looking forward to reading your journal.

Barbara Palliser said...

Hi Sherry, nice to meet you too! There seems to be quite a lot of magic going on around this number 123 :-)) lots of lovely synchronicity

Anonymous said...

This is the second time today I stumble over the word "meme" and still do not understand what it means (dictionary was not very helpful here, if it came from French I'd say it has to stem from "the same" or "imitating" in some sort of way).

But I do love the quote out of the book. Isn't it interesting that a GREAT and a YOUNG soul are mentioned, not a great and a lesser/smaller nor a young and old one ... .

Barbara Palliser said...

Hi Marlyse, yes, I like the great/young wording too.

Yes, the French sounds accurate there, a meme as I understand it, is something that is reproduced via society; in the same way you can catch flu, you catch the meme! It's the way fashions and trends spread (I think!), hang on, here is a definition:


Anonymous said...

Thank you Barbara, this makes much more sense now! I like this meme you've invoked and put it onto my own todo list :-)

Barbara Palliser said...

will look forward to seeing it Marlyse!