Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Are You There, God? It's Me... An Astrologer

Hi again. As per my previous blog entry, I'm still pounding away on the book and on my other projects, as per the handy widget on the right side of the blog. I'm also bringing back The Amazing Surprise Ten Buck Forecast Experiment and, although Version One was incredibly popular, this time it's back with a slightly improved twist. Check it out if you haven't seen it before... it's pretty cool, even if I do say so myself.


We are now experiencing a conjunction between Jupiter and Neptune, which is something that only hits about once every twelve years. The ideal way to deal with this -- the fusion of philosophy and mysticism -- would probably be to go off into the woods, eat some mushrooms, and hallucinate a new direction in life.

Unfortunately, modern society doesn't tend to encourage the consumption of hallucinogens, even if it's in an important and time-honored spiritual context. And even if your boss does let you have the time off, good luck getting your medical coverage to pay for the psilocybin. 

So I've decided to provide the best substitute for you I can come up with on a blog. Achieve Enlightenment now... thank me later.


For a moment, please contemplate your own, deep down, personal answer to the following question:

Is there a God? Even if you aren't all that sure, odds are good that your answer will tend to either a "yes" or a "no." Either way, think about it for a moment. 

Got that? Good. Now, ponder the following two statements carefully, in light of your answer:

IF YOU BELIEVE IN GOD: There is not a single decent shred of scientific evidence out there anywhere for the existence of a Supreme Being. What little we do know about the birth, formation, and operation of the Universe does not require a Prime Mover, Creator, or Guiding Force. And what little we know about these things is not in line with the literal word of any of the scriptures of any of the major religions... or even of any of the minor ones, so far as I know. Go ahead: ask any physicist you know whether or not they believe in God. If that physicist says "yes," then ask him/her if any of the evidence in any way, shape or form unambiguously backs that contention. Unless your physicist is a graduation of one of those "universities" founded by a preacher, the answer is going to be "no." (If you physicist buddy did graduate from Sacred Pentecost Tax Shelter U., ask about how Adam and Eve and the dinosaurs all lived together in The Garden Of Eden. What follows next should be good for a few laughs if you know anything at all about science. Or logic.)

Inescapably, all reason and evidence points to the utterly unnecessary nature of a Creator.

IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN GOD: If you were God, and were going to have a child (The Universe)... wouldn't you want that child to be as self-sufficient as possible?


There you have it. Contemplate until you achieve Enlightenment. And sorry I gave you work to do... this sort of thing is so much easier when there are mushrooms involved...



Monday, May 4, 2009

Conquer The Universe With Astrology!

I'm about to vanish from here for a couple of months or so. I'm pleased to announce that Llewellyn will be publishing my forthcoming book, "Conquer The Universe With Astrology" and with luck it will be on the shelves by December.

(Yes, it would make the perfect Christmas gift! Why do you ask?)

Getting the book done is going to require a lot of heavy typing from me in the next couple of months, and there are other projects in the works as well. So, if your only exposure to my work is here on this blog, my output is going to seem awfully slim.

There will be three primary signs that I am still alive. First of all, there is the Astrology.com blog, which will automatically reprint here. But really... you should go HERE and scroll down the left-hand side and click on "subscribe." It will be best for both of us.

There's also The Daily Sky at Sasstrology.com.

And there's Twitter, where I am "matthewcurrie."


I admit I've heard a lot of things over the years about the contentious nature of the author/editor relationship, but (thus far) my experience with Llewellyn has been overwhelmingly positive. In fact, there has only been one area of disagreement: the actual title. Here are the top ten titles they rejected...

10) All Other Astrology Books Suck: Burn Them And Buy Three Copies Of This One

9) The Cubic Zirconia Tablets Of Hermes Trismegistus

8) Owning This Book Prevents Death

7) Get Laid And Avoid Paternity Suits With Astrology!

6) Sun Signs By Linda Goodman

5) If You Shoplift This Book, The Store Gets A Write-Off And I Still Get Paid

4) Watchmen II: The Files Of Dr. Zodiac

3) Drink Like An Astrologer: A Guide To The Bars Of North America

2) Leviticus II: The Re-Koshering

1) This Book Is Already Worth Fifty Bucks On EBay!


In the meantime, you may also see something or other here, on occasion. And now, if you'll excuse me... I have some typing to do. Thank you, and bless you all. I'll be back.