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Taranis and the effect of lightning on mood
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David Dalton
2013-08-05 05:08:21 UTC
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The Christian God is often depicted as sending a bolt
of lightning down to Earth, whether to punish or
inspire. Zeus and Jupiter are also depicted that way,
as is Taranis in celtic mythology. Do you know of
any good pages on Taranis, other than the Wikipedia
one, which I will read tomorrow (it is late now)?

During a storm I can often feel the charge in the air.
Can you?

Moreover, as I describe on my Salmon on the Thorns web page
http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html
at the onset of three of my five waning crescent highs
there was clear sky lightning. (At the onset of one
the other two there was highly variable weather, and
the fifth one was less significant.)

I speculate that this clear sky lightning was due to
effects of an M-class solar flare about two days before
on the ionosphere. What do you think of that theory?

Do you know of any other cases of lightning (especially
clear sky lightning) affecting mood, either in your
personal experience, or case studies, or religious
history, folkore, and mythology? For example I think
the Naga water serpent in the tales of the Buddha was
blue clear sky lightning (lightning was often depicted
as a serpent in ancient times).

And can you theorize further on how lightning may
affect mood, whether in sensitive individuals such
as me, or in large populations?

But note that my most recent waning crescent high
was in late August and early September of 1994;
since early 1996 I have been in what I call the
low years.

Also note that lightning is suspected as an agent
in the formation of the first molecules of life,
so it can be considered an agent of creation.
But note again that I think the clear sky
lightning has a solar origin.
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David Dalton ***@nfld.com http://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page)
http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/nf.html Newfoundland&Labrador Music & Travel
"Take me out beyond the incline; make it past the former fault line;
for today I let the moment win." (Sarah McLachlan)
David Dalton
2013-08-05 20:40:30 UTC
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The Christian God is often depicted as sending a bolt
of lightning down to Earth, whether to punish or
inspire. Zeus and Jupiter are also depicted that way,
as is Taranis in celtic mythology. Do you know of
any good pages on Taranis, other than the Wikipedia
one, which I will read tomorrow (it is late now)?
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Post by David Dalton
Also note that lightning is suspected as an agent
in the formation of the first molecules of life,
so it can be considered an agent of creation.
But note again that I think the clear sky
lightning has a solar origin.
From that Wikipedia page, Taranis also has solar
associations (the solar wheel).
--
David Dalton ***@nfld.com http://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page)
http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/nf.html Newfoundland&Labrador Music & Travel
"Take me out beyond the incline; make it past the former fault line;
for today I let the moment win." (Sarah McLachlan)
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