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Borealis Meditation episode 11: Earthquakes, fossils and earth

Borealis Meditation Episode 11:
Listen here
download slides here
(I had trouble getting the IRIS and USGS slides to upload)
Download IRIS slides here
Download USGS slides here

Geology 101: Earthquakes, Japan Earthquake and Fossilization
(Pagan Community Fundraising Page – for Doctors Without Borders)
(Red Cross)
Music: none this time sorry 🙁
Weekly Update: earthquakes & volcanoes
Feature Mineral: not a mineral, fossils!
Elements: Earth
associations lists post

New contest for episode 12 & 13 post

Links for the Japan Earthquake:
USGS earthquake page technical information:

Tsunami warning page of the pacific current and past
March 11, 2011 Honshu tsunami propagation model video

Teachable moments

Technical information (sent out to the scientific community)with links to more

Harvard Seismology
Preliminary Rupture Modeling of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku-Chiho Taiheiyo-Oki Earthquake and Sequence of Events using the USArray Transportable Array

Science Insider: seismic waves in the US animation and article

Because I like good news even in the midst of bad:
The New York Times: Japan’s Strict Building Codes Saved Lives

The AGU Blogosphere
Blogs written by scientists about science hosted by one of the larger professional organizations. A good place to look around

Badass of the week:
Hideaki Akaiwa

Plus a more serious article about him from Forbes

Earth Associations

Association lists From my google search
first site

Direction: North.
Rules: The body, growth, nature, sustenance, material gain, money, creativity, birth, death, silence, chasms, caves, caverns, groves, fields, rocks, standing stones, mountains, crystal, jewels, metal.
Time: Midnight.
Season: Winter.
Colors: Black, brown, green, white.
Zodiac: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Tools: Pentacle/Pentagram, Salt, Images, Stones, Gems, Trees, Boline, Crystal and gem Magick.
Spirits: Gnomes, Dwarfs and Trolls who inhabit the interior of the Earth and are the consciousness of precious gems, minerals and the Earth herself. Ruled by King Ghob, Gob, or Ghom.
Angel: Gabriel.
Wind: Boreas, Ophion.
Sense: Touch.
Jewel: Rock crystal, salt.
Incense: Frankinsense, Storax.
Plants: Comfrey, ivy, grains: barley, oats, corn, rice, rye, wheat.
Tree: Oak.
Animals: Cow or bull, bison, snakes (earth-dwelling), stag.
Goddesses: Ceres, Demeter, Geae, Mah, Nephthys, Persephone, Prithivi, Rhea, Rhiannon, Macha, Innana, Epona.
Gods: Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Marduk, Pan, Tammuz, Mabon.
Ritual Work: Night, Midnight, Winter, Riches, Treasures, Surrendering of self-will, Touch, Empathy, Incorporation, Business, Prosperity, Employment, Stability, Success, Fertility, Money

Second site

ASSOCIATIONS: Stability, food, wealth, crops, animals, home, mountains, strength, grounding, protecting, nature, death/rebirth,
QUALITIES: dry, cold, heavy, passive
GENDER: feminine, receptive
MAGICAL POWER: To be silent
COLORS: brown, black, green
ARCHANGEL: Uriel/Auriel
ANIMALS: most four-legged, animals that go by night
PLANTS: Celtic trees – Ash, Dwarf Elm, Hawthorn. Herbs – Patchouli, Vetiver, Wheat Natives – Bald Cypress, Inland Sea-Oats, Texas Persimmon, Elbow-bush, Indiangrass
STONES: Amazonite, Emerald, Hematite/Hematine, Jade, Jet, Lodestone, Malachite, Peridot, Serpentine, Turquoise
METALS: (Iron), Lead, Mercury
MYTHOLOGICAL BEINGS: Giants, Leprechauns, Trolls
TAROT SUIT: Pentacles/Coins/Discs
TAROT TRUMPS: Devil, Empress, Emperor, World
RUNES: Fehu, Wunjo, Jera, Berkano, Mannaz, Othala
ZODIAC SIGNS: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
PLANETS: (Jupiter, Saturn)
HOUR: Midnight
DAY(S): (Thursday, Saturday)
SEASON: Winter
ALCHEMICAL SYMBOL: downward pointing triangle bisected by horizontal line
TATTWA SYMBOL: Yellow Square
MAGICAL TOOLS: Pentacle, Rock, Hammer, Salt, Shield, Drum
TYPES OF MAGIC: Household, Prosperity, Ancestors, Fertility, Grounding, Protection, Eco-Magic
POSITIVE CHARACTERISTICS: Reliable, punctual, stable, perservering, wise
NEGATIVE CHARACTERISTICS: Greedy, sensualist, materialistic, stodgy, narrow-minded
OVERBALANCE: Boring, tunnel-vision, materialistic
UNDERBALANCE: Unreliable, careless, tasteless

Third Site

Represents: Physical, Force that holds atoms together, practical application, consolidation
Direction: North
Days: Friday, Saturday
Zodiac Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Dragon: Grael (Grail)
Gender: Feminine
Colors: Greens, Browns, Earth Tones
Season: Winter
Time of Day: Midnight
Magickal Tools: Pentacle, Dish , salt, wood, powders, dirt, stones, gems
Elemental Beings: Gnomes , dwarves, trolls
Earth Locales: Farms, Caves, Fields
Animals: Large Animals, Docile or Domestic Animals
Body Parts: Muscles, Bones, Other Tissues
Human Qualities: Body, Strength
Herbs: Alfalfa, Barley, Buckwheat, Corn, Cotton, Cypress, Fern, Honeysuckle, Magnolia, Mugwort, Oats, Patchouli, Pea, Potato, Rye, Sage, Salt, Tulip, Vervain, Wheat
Foods: Starchy, heavy, plain
Music: Drums, spirited and rhythmic chanting, the blues, deliberate and earthy music, down-home country
Clothing: Practical, comfortable, timeless, earthy and uncreative, browns and greens, natural fabric, corduroy, roomy, chunky and natural accessories (like wood beads)
Rituals: night, midnight, winter, riches, treasures, surrendering self-will, empathy, incorporation, business, prosperity, employment, stability, success, fertility, money.

Forth site

Element of Earth.
Traditional tool or weapon is the altar pentacle. Tarot suit is pentacles or coins and in a deck of cards diamonds. Compass point is north. Colour in the Western Tradition is green (or brown) although the Airt colour is black. Earth represents understanding and is related to growth, material gain, employment and the home, prosperity, stability and fertility! Power: to be silent. Season: Winter.

Episode 10: alluvial fans, coal, update and earth!

Listen to episode here
Episode 10 show notes:
Housekeeping: class send me a link to your blog
Geology 101: alluvial fans (6:18)
Book recommendation: The Control of Nature John McPhee
Other podcast recommendations:
Media Astra Ac Terra
Witches Brewhaha
Features rock: coal and hydrocarbons
Physical properties (16:10)
Metaphysical properties (15:38)
Music: Selig – Helium Vola (27:03)
Significant earthquakes (35:45)
Volcanic activity (36:15)
AVO activity report (40:45)
Elements earth: (42:30)
Contest winners (58:45)
New contest (59:10)

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