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Trix Question

Q:  How many non-Cooper Union Computer Engineers does it take to tune this system?
A:  All of them!
Ah.All, Again...
Q: And how many Cooper Union Computer Engineers do I need?
A: Just one, Hhheenryyyyy!
Ahem, St%*#; it's not gonna work if You throw your voice over other people--this morning it was Frank!
So, excuse me for being non-responsive by giving You the Silent Treatment.

Just like yesterday's, 'Are You Blind?'

I heard You project from one corner of the coffee shop on my way out of there.

Here's the answer back in case You are Deaf!

"No, I'm not blind! But I'm not Stupid, either!"

Oh! So, I now hear You callin' me a Genus!

I take it we can both finally move on, now that our short-lived mutual infatuation has worn off, unless You are envisioning some sort of inter-species interactionGenus,  eh?

The modern human species comprises the only extant species of the genus - Homo sapiens; and now that I Am a Genus, (Genus, He Says!), by its very definition, that makes  Me the Alien!

An apt description, ar.  وصف,  considering what this post is all about.

But all inanity aside, I will now attempt to describe  ( وصف) how information is never lost, only masked (it is preserved in the Zero Point Field).

And it only takes for someone to be well versed in a chosen area of interest to See It for What It Is--should one subscribe to Mr. Bremby's pseudo-randomness philosophy underlying motor vehicle license plates.

An attempt or demonstration on my part to illustrate as much since "He Indicates (Instructs/Demonstrates/Pictures) Using 119."

(BTW, thank You for the g'mmee ("For you," He said), it was so nice to see You the other evening  KIDR1--had we met prior to that occasion?)

Let's Pretend I AM A Quran Maven for the Purposes of This Example!

The possible combinations using the string triad 119, reading left-to-right, without transposing the numbers:

1; 1:1; 1:19.  11; 11:9.  119;

Surah 1 has only 7 Verses and there are only 114 Surahs in the Quran, leaving Chapter 1, Verse 1:1 and Chapter 11,  and Verse 11:9 as viable Surah and Sign substrings.

In the interest of saving Time and Space, I will only parse out the individual Signs and leave the whole Surahs for when I can devote more attention to this speculative realm than that allotted between dinner and bedtime, wield a staff of umpteen many, and have a wee bit more computing power than my MacBookPro can handle.

Surah 1 Al.Fatiha (The Opening Chapter)

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيمِ (1:1   
1:1 In the Name of God, The Gracious, The Merciful.

Surah 11 Hud (The Prophet Hud)
وَلَئِنْ أَذَقْنَا الإِنْسَانَ مِنَّا رَحْمَةً
ثُمَّ نَزَعْنَاهَا مِنْهُ
إِنَّهُ لَيَئُوسٌ كَفُورٌ (11:9  
11:9  And if We Impart to Humanity (Man) a taste (a modicum) of Mercy ( رَحْمَةً  Rahmatan) from Us
and then take it away from them (him);
they (he) abandon(s) all hope (despair)...blaspheme (forget Our Past Favor, revert to infidelity)

Then the possible combinations reading right-to-left, without transposing the numbers:

9;  9:1;  9:11.  91; 91:1.   911.

And, again, since there are only 114 Surahs in the Quran, 911 is not a viable Chapter number, leaving only Surah 9, Verses 9:1 and 9:11; and Chapter 91,  Sign 91:1 as usable substrings in this particular example.

Surah 9 At.Tauba (Repentance)
بَرَاءةٌ مِّنَ اللّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ
 إِلَى الَّذِينَ عَاهَدتُّم مِّنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ (9:1
 9:1 God and His Messenger Absolve (hold guiltless) those you have made pacts with from among the pagans (idolators, infidels).

فَإِن تَابُواْ وَأَقَامُواْ الصَّلاَةَ وَآتَوُاْ الزَّكَاةَ
 فَإِخْوَانُكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ
 وَنُفَصِّلُ الآيَاتِ لِقَوْمٍ يَعْلَمُونَ (9:11
9:11 Should they repent, and gather to pray, and give to charity;
they are your bretheren in Faith.
And We Separate/Segregate/Partition/Adjudicate/Disentangle/Detail/Itemize/Partition/Spell out...نُفَصِّلُ the Signs (Quranic Revelation) to those who understand/can teach/are knowledgeable/for everyone to learn.

Surah 91 Ash.Shams (The Sun)
وَالشَّمْسِ وَضُحَاهَا (91:1
91:1 And the Sun and its Brilliance/sunshine/luster (var. waking, attention (shedding light on something), clarifies, explicates//its victims/sacrifices)

(If the triune was less than or equal to 114, it would be indicative of using that whole Surah to 'inform the field'; and the numbers do not necessarily have to be a triad, they could be quaternary or longer, as long as the string holds up to the numbering conventions in the Quran. For instance, Surah 17 has 111 verses, so a sequence of xxxxx digits could still make sense in this context, since Sign 17:111 exists, there is a Surah 111,  a Verse 11:17, 11:71, and other sensible substrings).

Taking all the above listed substrings for 119 and transposing Chapter:Verse --> Verse:Chapter yields:

1:1;  19:1;  9:11; 1:9; 11:9; and 1:91

The only viable additional substring to the set established so far is 19:1;

Surah 19 Maryam (The Virgin Mary)
كهيعص (19:1
19:1 kaf. ha. ya. 3'ayn. saad.

The series of 5 Muqati3aat,...  ص ع ي ه ك ...(K. H. Y. 3'ayn. Ssaadd)...

{Aside: added Nov 29, 2012--Good Morning,  Mr. אחד ויחיד  (or א,שהד was it? I can't read it, You Know, I go by pattern recognition).
Frazz Comic Strip
Pattern Recognition 'Really Really False'
Appeared in the January 13, 2013 Los Angeles Times
--isn't it a relief to finally do away with that thing behind Your ear, anyway? Isn't that much better now--so who cares why?  And I am happy to hear You don't care who she is, because You.Know.Who is still asking 'How does she look?'  I think to move things along quicker we should all start agreeing she looks 'good enough,' because just saying, 'beautiful' and 'gorgeous,' doesn't seem to cut it for Him. But, no matter what You all settle on for her looks, I want to be Independently Wealthy!}

Thanks! You heard right--I can be the gorilla in the window and You get to play at Ogee & Take me home--I could use some west and wee wax a shin, at last!

Moving right Arabithmatic terms:

ص  = y

in complex analysis: ع z = rÐj =   ل Ð ي

ي  = φ (an angle)

ه = e (natural log base~2.718...)

ك = r dφ or κ (both the Greek kappa and the Arabic kaf have the same abjid/gematria value==20; so they have equivalence in scientific/arithmetic notation). Another take on what Kaf may mean, in addition to the modern accepted arithmetic usage, is Lam with a Hamza embedded in it: 


hamza ==ء  which represents the variable d, or just as readily the operation (derivative of  ل dφ );  r dφ

{I hear You. I am sure that You don't intend for me to feel the way I do about hearing you, but I can't help it...BTW, so far the sound checks out great! Can they find better applications for this than making it sound like they are following me around all over town? So, when is the persecution over?}

Back to the quirky math lesson...Just for You! (I know, I know; it's not what you asked for, need or want, but I will give it to You, anyway...How do You like that? So, by the same token, please explain why I keep hearing You say, "Just for you.")

attempt when taking the Bludgeon approach is to make a direct substitution: (I make no representation other than I am guessing at this point & I realized once I got through the problem , I had left out the r in r (cos φ + i sin φ) term, so let's just assume r=1, as in a unit circle).

20~19:1   (e)(φ)  r( cos φ + i sin φ) y

Kaf= κ   is something like     Ha = (e) Ya =(φ) 3ay'n = z SSAAD= y

The Bludgeon Approach: direct substitution:  κ =(e)(φ) r(cos φ + i sin φ) y
assume φ is an angle (in radians) or variable t, the general form; (oops just realized the omission of r in the rÐj term, but rather than rework all this just pretend it's a Unit Circle, r=1)

and alternate form
has roots y= 0;  y =0  or t =0

and the 3D contour graph (mesh) looks like (thanks to

That's right, a Flying Carpet!

Substituting 19:1 in the general form, for the variables in order (phi, or psi or t =19 and y=1):   yields     19 e^(1+i 19)(1)

alternate representation for which:

Note that z= 1, see ع above

...a transcendental number,  with the polar coordinates: 

r = 51.6474, φ = 8.61981 degrees--

what the angle value y = 8.61981 means:

it's an arc length along the Earth's equator of 596 miles (518 nmi, 960 km), 

an arc  length at 45 deg latitude of 422 miles (366 nmi, 679 km)

and correlates to:
~ 0.37 x the tilt of the Earth's axis relative to its orbital plane (~23 deg)
~2.2 x the tilt of the angle of the Leaning Tower of Piza (~ 4 deg)

interesting to note that the numeric value of r = 51.6474 correlates to:

~ 2.2 x  the tilt of the Earth's axis relative to its orbital plane (~23 deg)


By extension this same relationship κ =(e)(φ) r(cos φ + i sin φ) y and
in context with Surahs 13 Ar.Ra3d (Thunder) and 21 Al.Anbiya (Prophets), Verses 13:41 
and 21:44, respectively (the Quran as a Knowledge Object):
أَوَلَمْ يَرَوْاْ أَنَّا نَأْتِي الأَرْضَ نَنقُصُهَا مِنْ أَطْرَافِهَا 
وَاللّهُ يَحْكُمُ لاَ مُعَقِّبَ لِحُكْمِهِ وَهُوَ سَرِيعُ الْحِسَابِ (13:41 
بَلْ مَتَّعْنَا هَؤُلَاء وَآبَاءهُمْ حَتَّى طَالَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْعُمُرُ 
أَفَلَا يَرَوْنَ أَنَّا نَأْتِي الْأَرْضَ نَنقُصُهَا مِنْ أَطْرَافِهَا 
أَفَهُمُ الْغَالِبُونَ (21:44 
Both verses refer to shorting/reducing/making a gap or shortage نقُصُ in the 'Earth's' extremities, sides, tips, ends, parts or even parties (referring to folks/communities/people) طرف. 
In this case, the function (e)(φ) r(cos φ + i sin φ) y , shows a conspicuous 'clipping' or reduction of the corners in the imaginary contour plot for this function; a definite pattern that emerged when plugging the values 13, 21 or 19 in for the y term, and on cursory examination, the results seem to point to an apparent threshold at values >=9: 
Such that: 13 (e)(φ) r(cos φ +/- i sin φ), or 19 (e)(φ) r(cos φ +/- i sin φ) or 21(e)(φ) r(cos φ +/- i sin φ) produced these type of 3D contour plots:
Imaginary Contour Mesh f(t) = 21 e t r (cos t + i sin t) from 19:1 Muqati3'at
Corners Reduced Per 13:41 and 21:44
Compare to 'Flying Carpet' Above

Imaginary Contour Mesh f(t) = 13 e t r (cos t - i sin t) from 19:1 Muqati3'at
Reduced or Showing Gap at Extremities (parts, corners) Per 13:41 and 21:44
Compare to 'Flying Carpet' Above

A second approach: 
Assuming the derivative form of κ  as  κ=(e)(φ)r(cos φ + i sin φ) y

For a Unit Circle, the general equation and solution are:

i e.,  k'(φ)) =e(φ) z y == e (φ)(cos φ + i sin φ) y

An ordinary first-order differential equation

the solution for which:

If the radius is not equal to 1 the differential equation  k'(φ) =eφr(e^iφ) *y yields the following general solution:

for simplicity, stick to the unit circle, and keep r =1 st: κ'(φ) = e φ (e ^(iφ))y


k(φ) = c1 +[e^(iφ)](e- i*e*φ)y

this function returns a complex solution:

 c1 = k(φ) ,   φ  = -i

and a real solution:

c1 = k(φ) - ye, φ = 0

Interesting, more so, since setting k(φ) = 0, produces a trace c1 reminiscent of the Time Equation, by choosing y carefully:

since c1 = - e^i(φ) [ e - e i φ] y

See Time Equation
Superposition of Sinus Curves
Sine and Cosine


Sound Check: I hear 'awesome' 'awesome' 'ahhh, sum?"--STOP. Who are you foolin'? I have clearly demonstrated I can't even do high school math, unless you mean Genius, like Daffy Duck, who happens to be a Super Genius!--Just make it easy for me and simply tell me what everyone else does at this level, I will follow suit.

{Honestly, I know You hear me go off on All of You when I get home--evidenced by how what I say in my bathroom at home is in the next morning's syndicated cartoon strip, and You still tittering about 'my wife is gorgeous', 'beautiful', 'genius'---&amp..?}
Non Sequitur Comic Panel
Gorgeous-Like the Grand Canyon~Whilst Gorging On Grapes
Appeared in LA Times Dec 1, 2012

As for You/Him/'We Never been introduced' asking, 'Did you miss me?" 

I don't know, let me hurl the nearest projectile in Your general direction and see by how much
Is that where the first flying saucers came from?

And I am an unmarried woman, so who, if it's me You are alluding to, am I married to? 
Am I a polygamist without my knowing? If it turns out I am still married to my ex in some reformulated format then i can only assume I am in Hell for all eternity and will keep up the silent treatment because I choose not to acknowledge such injustice in my life And hereafter.

That is not to say that I will not take You up on your proposed 'cover marriage' just so my daughter can get that Father she always wanted to spoil her rotten like the princess she deserves to be--never saw anyone work harder than she since such a young age to impress her dad just to have his behavior make me sign on to the 'all men are a!@#@*%s' philosophy.}

Why it matters concerning what this Blog goes on and on and on about (decipher in context):
Right-Hand Side of the Equation
Definite and Indefinite Integrals
How this is applicable to 19:1: 
The most general interpretation of the series of muqati3'at based on the above:

Since here we are considering curvature the most general interpretation of the right-hand side of the equation may not be a straight multiplication, but makes sense in the context of curve parameters:
ie. x, y , and z (meaning the pitch (as in the case for a helix), or simply a third axis (as is the case for azimuth)):

x (t) = a cos (t)
y (t) = a sin (t)
z(t) = bt


(θ)rcos θ
(θ)=±  rsin θ
z (θ) = eθ, where y may be an actual constant value, like 1 or 19, or substitute the y(θ) from the y coordinate, so that  z1(θ) = e*(±  rsin θ)*θ...

Assuming a right-handed circular helix with radius 1, and pitch 2pi*b = 2pi (ey) and using cylindrical parameters 
[r, θ, h] :
r (θ) = 1
θ (t) = t
h (t) = (et)*t =e(t^2)  which seems appropriate in this case since t^2 is analogous to (sin^2 θ); the square of the sine of an angle, essentially the concept of spread in rational trigonometry, or it may possibly still mean et?)

Several interpretations follow:

Parametric Plots v Unwrapping Curves v Sign 19:1

Ichthus v Solar Geometry and Sign 19:1

Parametric curve of the form x = rcos t,  y = r sin t, and z = e*t* y(t);
Here z(t) = e t sin (t)  the crumpling is mitigated near the Origin, where there is 'no crookedness'  (See Sign 20:108)

Parametric curve, Cylindrical coordinates of the form x = 1,  y = t, and z = e*t;
Here the contour maps show no curvature at all, (See Sign 20:107)
Parametric curve of the form x = 1,  y = t, and z = e*t^2;
Here z(t) = e t^2  the flats and the 'mountains/barrows' depicted int the above alternative parametric curves are now sunken due to the emergent parabolilc function z= et^2, or 'bottoming' at the Origin,  (See Sign 20:105)

Superimposed Sinusoids

Surah 88 Al.Ghashiya (The Overshadowing)
أَفَلَا يَنظُرُونَ إِلَى الْإِبِلِ كَيْفَ خُلِقَتْ88:17
وَإِلَى السَّمَاء كَيْفَ رُفِعَتْ (88:18) 
وَإِلَى الْجِبَالِ كَيْفَ نُصِبَتْ (88:19) 

وَإِلَى الْأَرْضِ كَيْفَ سُطِحَتْ (88:20) 
فَذَكِّرْ إِنَّمَا أَنتَ مُذَكِّرٌ (88:21   
88:17 Do they ever Consider (See) Rainclouds (الْإِبِلِ, al.abili, borrows from the root a.b.l.h, to be full/wet/forerunner and when put together= rainclouds, or even 'pregnant camel', but in context, it makes more sense if the root is أبله, abl.h, meaning vacant/vacuity/emptiness/gap/space/vapor and var. sod, adj., inanity, vacuum/senselessness, what we would call a 'void') and how they are (it is) Created?
88:18 And the Sky (Heavens) how they are Raised (Elevated)
88:19 And the Hills (Mountains) how they are Erected
88:20 And the Earth how it is spread out (ssutihhut)
88:21 So Remind (them) for you are a Reminder.

Surah 87 Al.A3la (The Most High, Ultimate Power)
سَنُقْرِؤُكَ فَلَا تَنسَى 87:6
87:6 We Recite It (Teach It) to you so that you do not forget.
"What's Wrong?" He wants to know. Here, here, I'll s-p-e-l-l it out for ya so we're all on the same page and we all know what' wrong.
Generalized Gas Compressibility Chart
Note: Isotherm at 20% Compressibility

The Generalized Gas Compressibility Chart above is an example of a generalized compressibility factor graph derived from hundreds of experimental PVT data points of 10 pure gases, namely methane, ethane, ethylene, propane, n-butane, i-pentane, n-hexane, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and steam. Note behavior at z=20% (compressibility factor at a reduced pressure ~1 and that these gases are associated with oil well lighters) and gases used to develop the isotherms which model near ideal gas behavior and what is in a can of one particular air freshener

A less harsh, read less harmful approach, would be to use a benign real world model on deteriorated brains rather than such a toxic exposure to healthy brains.

Need I say more, my math may be questionable, but I think I got the chemistry right--in a nutshell the implication is deliberate and malicious intent to cause harm. 

To which He follows with, "تأكد 085", which means 'be certain', 'ensure' or 'confirm'; Surah 85 Al. Buruj (The Zodiac)-- to the best of my ability, I confirm they are still in the Sky and I got burnt. 
and Sign 08:5--
Surah 8 Al.Anfal (The Spoils of War)
كَمَا أَخْرَجَكَ رَبُّكَ مِن بَيْتِكَ بِالْحَقِّ
 وَإِنَّ فَرِيقاً مِّنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ لَكَارِهُونَ (8:5
8:5 Even as Your Sustainer brought you forth from your home in Truth, although a segment of the Believers were averse to it (disliked it). 
That would be True, both instances.
  • In psychology and psychiatry, kappa represents a measure of diagnostic reliability.
  • In biology, kappa and kappa prime are important nucleotide motifs for a tertiary interaction of group II intron.
  • In biology, kappa designates a subtype of an antibody component.
  • In pharmacology, kappa represents a type of opioid receptor.
  • Kappa statistics such as Cohen's kappa and Fleiss' kappa are methods for calculating inter-rater reliability.
Upper-case letter Κ is used as a symbol for:
  • In set theory, kappa is often used to denote an ordinal which is also a cardinal.
{Addendum: Dec. 4, 2012, so I am to have a sense or get a feel  حس  for 3:79 and 37:9, just in case I missed it. 
Surah3 Al.3'mran 
مَا كَانَ لِبَشَرٍ أَن يُؤْتِيَهُ اللّهُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحُكْمَ وَالنُّبُوَّة 
ثُمَّ يَقُولَ لِلنَّاسِ كُونُواْ عِبَادًا لِّي مِن دُونِ اللّهِ 
وَلَـكِن كُونُواْ رَبَّانِيِّينَ بِمَا كُنتُمْ تُعَلِّمُونَ الْكِتَابَ 
وَبِمَا كُنتُمْ تَدْرُسُونَ (3:79  
 3:79 It's not likely (apt, possible) that a person whom God has Granted Scripture and Wisdom and the Prophethood that he should afterwards say to people, 'Serve me instead of god.' But (what he said was), "Be faithful servants of the Lord by virtue of your constant teaching of the Scripture and of your constant study thereof."
And from 
Surah 37 As.Saffat (Rangers)
إِنَّا زَيَّنَّا السَّمَاء الدُّنْيَا بِزِينَةٍ الْكَوَاكِبِ (37:6) 
وَحِفْظًا مِّن كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ مَّارِدٍ (37:7) 
لَا يَسَّمَّعُونَ إِلَى الْمَلَإِ الْأَعْلَى وَيُقْذَفُونَ مِن كُلِّ جَانِبٍ 37:8) 
دُحُورًا وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ وَاصِبٌ (37:9
37:6  Indeed, We Bedecked (Adorned) the Worldly Sky with the beauty of the planets 
37:7 And (they serve as a) Security from every titanic devil (rebellious demon). 
37:8 They cannot hear anything but the Higher Chiefs (Congregation), and they will be pelted/ejected/liabled/slandered/defamed/flung from every direction (side). 
37:9 Stopped (Repulsed), for theirs is a perpetual persecution. 
I don't have to defend myself here, I already covered this almost at the inception. I never took any of this lightly, and the tragedy of it is that I know I wasn't invited to the dance, and I didn't want to come along, either.  
That's why what they did is harram, and I took every measure I could to prevent it from reoccurring--to me or any one else. 
I take it my recently sampling this first hand is just to be sure, but I never contested it and hopefully this hazing will let up as quickly as it set in. I don't believe I am such a titan, but the only rebellion You'll see in me is if I am forced to wake up to that a!@#@*%s--One time through that shi1112 is enough. 
I heard my daughter on the bus today. And my brother in the locker room, and my Dad, someone calling my Mom 'Um Ahmad'. I pretty much know the whole family made it.
So, I take it this reminder is for 'them thar others' edification.
...And my friend Francis keeps cropping up everywhere I plan to be...

Harmonica Player
Black and White Charcoal Sketch
Artwork by Japie Goosen 2011
What makes me so special?

I find myself asking myself the very same question.

But my Mother answers me so I don't sound so crazy..."You know, dear, they didn't want a 'virgin', they wanted to read this version--you always had a problem with your annunciation!"

(She thinks it's part and parcel with my poor spelling).

 Here's one example:

Surah 55 Al.Rahman
مُدْهَامَّتَانِ (55:64 
Nearly all accepted translations take this to mean:
55:64 (Gardens, from the context) 'dark green' (in color or of foliage)

And this is my understanding of the same verse Sign 55:64 based on my 'annunciation' (that's right, that would make me a lousy Catholic, too!)

55:64 Its Range Extensive (the maximal range, enduring/endurance interval/or gap...)

Then use Sign 55:64 as angles or velocity/angle or some such combination to maximize the Range! That's if we're talking projectiles (or mystery of alpha).


A Day At The Beach

Sometime in 2001

Him: Look at you, waving at that helicopter as if they can see you!

Her: They came out of nowhere--I was just letting them know that I can see them.

Him: To them you look like a drop of rain in an Ocean…do you mind if I ask why you are just sitting in your car, why you don’t step out and walk down to the beach. It’s a beautiful day!

Her: Not feeling well.

Him: Why? You don’t look like there is anything wrong with you.

(Protracted silence)

Him: What exactly is wrong with you?

Her: I had a toxic exposure… I have a headache…they say it’s asthma…it feels more like seizures. (With every packet of information she is forced to relay her agitation grows more evident; she had come here to withdraw and not have to deal with people only to find this random passerby with nothing better to do but engage in conversation).

Him: Oh…I see…where was the explosion?

Her: There was no explosion, just a slow chronic buildup of toxins in a tight building where I work…

Him: Yes, but when was the explosion? There is usually an explosion in these cases (he says pensively).

Her: (slowly shaking her head No).

Him: Where do you work?

Her: Government office.

Him: (Nods knowingly) I see--Government! Do you see that building there? I think that it is a government building (he casually points to a lot across the street)

Her: There is no building there…(the irregular knoll didn’t appear to be large enough for a 2-bedroom home let alone a government building and the strictly residential neighborhood was far too opulent).

Him: Sure there is, don’t you see the drive way; the access road around the back?

Her: Excuse me, I am going to open the car door now and step out. He backs up to allow the door clearance.

Her: (Looks at the spot he had pointed to and Wonders what he is talking about, clearly there was no building standing there) No, there is no building there that I can see.

Him: Well, perhaps when you come back in a few years…my name is John, by the way, what’s yours?


Him: AXXX?


Her: (Exasperated by now at having to repeat her name 3 times, and wondering how he can know her older sisters’ names) It’s RXXXX.

Him: Oh! RXXXX! (He says while at the same time shifting the expression on his face and his voice to look and sound just like her late father)

Her: It was nice to meet you, John, I think I’ll go down to the beach and catch a prayer.

Him: (He holds out his hand and they shake hands farewell, then he resumes his initial demeanor) Good-bye…for now. (and he winks impishly, so quickly that she doubts seeing him wink).

As John watches her make her way down to the shore and he realizes exactly how she finally got the help she needed, he laughs his head off!

Zits Comic Strip by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman as it appeared in the June 4, 2010 issue of The Los Angeles Times.

A large building nears final construction on the site in question as of this blog entry date; but somehow I am disinclined to believe the chopper or its occupants had anything to do with my mother.


A Tree, An Apple, A Wineskin...

Just what exactly did our Forerunners think they were doin'?
The story we heard growing up about our progenitors, Adam and Eve, is quite hackneyed, so here is a fresh take on an old rabbi's wive's tale.

In the Biblical account Eve 'tempted' Adam with the 'forbidden fruit', one 'bad apple', and got us all deftly kicked out of Eden--thanks to her sweet tooth!

The Quran does not lay the blame squarely on Eve's shoulders since both Adam and Eve are equally accountable for not having heeded God's warning to stay away from just that one 'tree'.

7 Al-A'raf (The Heights, The Unique Celestial Event A'raf, Aaraaf)

وَيَا آدَمُ اسْكُنْ أَنتَ وَزَوْجُكَ الْجَنَّةَ فَكُلاَ مِنْ حَيْثُ شِئْتُمَا وَلاَ تَقْرَبَا هَـذِهِ الشَّجَرَةَ فَتَكُونَا مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ 7:19

7:19 And, O Adam! (First Human Being), you and your wife (are to) dwell in this garden; so eat (partake of it), both of you, whatever you may wish (desire); but do not approach (come near) this one tree, lest you become (of those who are) oppressors (unjust; inflict strife)!"

The Garden mentioned is the first one, Paradise or Eden, and it conveys many good things. First, that it is protected; the word ‘garden’ derives from Old English meaning ‘enclosure’ and in a similar manner both the Iranian and Greek sources mean ‘to make or form a wall around’. By extension, the Hebrew word for the Garden was ‘Eden,’ meaning ‘pleasure, delight’, and the Ugaritic sense for ‘dn, an added etymology, means ‘a well-watered place.’ Among the many other good things about this Garden was that it had ‘trees.’

In earlier posts trees were discussed as metaphors pertaining to chemistry. But trees can denote a host of other things to convey other meaningful ideas. The primary definition for tree is that of a woody perennial having a main stem and subsidiary branches and in this form it provides many direct uses such as fruits for food, flowers, lumber for shelter, and plays a central role in the O2/CO2 cycle. But 'tree' can also mean something that shows hierarchy; a supporting structure; a fixed source; as a transitive verb, it can mean to put someone in a difficult position; in material science, it refers to crystalline growth (especially in metals); and in computer applications, it refers to a data structure wherein every element has only 1 single predecessor except for the first element, which has none, and is called the 'root'.

Important to the message in Sign 7:19 is not only to avoid one said 'tree' but the reason for such avoidance is that it would cause our happy couple to become oppressors, unjust, and inflict strife; in other words, they would no longer be 'content' (Lat., contentus –contained, satisfied) to stay within the Garden.

Language is an integral part of the human experience, by articulating something--be it verbally, visually, or musically, etc.--we reinforce our perception of what we believe is our Reality. So, the saying 'root of all evil' is an interesting Jungian reference to the Genesis story about ‘gardens’ and 'trees', ‘apples’ and 'temptation', 'evil' and the loss of the Edenic (perfected) original state of being 'content'. Basically, this one phrase sums up the whole ball of wax about human experience; by alluding to a once perfect human state blissfully content to remain in the protected enclosure of the Garden and ascribing a basis for its loss consequent to one fateful act to partake of the one thing that ought to have been avoided. Amazing what four little words can do.

As mentioned in an earlier post, 'World War What?,' the Latin words for 'apples' and 'evils' are homophones--'mala,' and it is worthwhile to mention that, once upon a time, evil did not conjure up all sorts of demons but used to mean 'ills', 'badly', 'wrong'; expressing a not-so-perfect state--a state of 'malcontent'; or a deterioration from a wholesome/healthy state to a lower/diseased condition—a malady. The ‘fruit’ that brought about this evil did not of necessity have to be an apple, either, just the ‘product, sweet, result, or end’ of what that one ‘tree’ produced.

By the same token, Satan, who instigated the problem of malcontent, has its root found in s t n to mean someone who opposes, obstructs or acts the part of the adversary; not some creepy-crawly that possesses malnourished maidens; those later constructs probably due to the human propensity toward creativity. But Satan is credited as the leading cause to bring about the disease/malady/malcontent that cost our Garden denizens their Birthplace Address.

And Satan is a character that contends with God when it comes to having to serve or be subservient to humans. Central to Satan’s argument is that God created Satan of better stuff than the mere ‘sounding clay’ that constituted Adam, and his pride about his finer mettle sets him up to be the human adversary when he is commanded to ‘bow’ down to Adam and he refuses to lower himself. Not doing as God commanded Satan is immediately lowered from his existing finer state and he sets out to prove his point that Adam (Humanity) is truly not worthy of his adoration. Satan is not an Angel, but is considered Jinn, another form of creation that preceded Human creation, but came some time after God had already created Angels. Angels are comprised of ‘Light’, Jinn of a ‘Smokeless Fire’, and Humans of ‘Sounding Clay’ or of ‘That Which Clings (Embryos).’

And then there is that naughty 'tree' (Lat., arbor) that produced the forbidden 'fruit' ('sweet', 'result', 'final product,' 'end'); a 'bad apple', or some say pomegranate; which became the 'root' (Lat., radic-) of all the 'evil' that ensued.

The story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Paradise is an allegory, or similitude, that attempts to explain or account for why our human state is not perfect since we expect a Perfect God to make a Perfect Creation. Some of the confusion revolves around our not having a very good handle as to the true nature of our own Creation.

Surah 56 Al-Waqi'a (The Final Outcome)
إِذَا وَقَعَتِ الْوَاقِعَةُ 56:1
لَيْسَ لِوَقْعَتِهَا كَاذِبَةٌ 56:2
خَافِضَةٌ رَّافِعَةٌ 56:3
إِذَا رُجَّتِ الْأَرْضُ رَجًّا 56:4
وَبُسَّتِ الْجِبَالُ بَسًّا 56:5
فَكَانَتْ هَبَاء مُّنبَثًّا 56:6
وَكُنتُمْ أَزْوَاجًا ثَلَاثَةً 56:7

56:1 WHEN the (Expected) Event (Outcome) Comes to Pass (Happens)
56:2 There will not be any to deny (lie) it Happened
56:3 Abasing, Exalting (Lowering, Raising)
56:4 When the Earth is Jolted with a Jolt
56:5 And the Mountains Are Pounded to Powder,
56:6 To Become (as) Scattered Dust
56:7 And you were 3 Pairs (Triad?)

Understanding Sign 56:7 provides pivotal insight into some of the mystery surrounding the Human Creation; one might say it is the Crux of the ‘matter’. There is no doubt that the 'you' mentioned is each and every one of us. That we are created in pairs, or have matching companions or dual nature is mentioned throughout the Quran; but in this one instance, that I could find, it is very clear that each one of us is part of 3 pairs or 3 duals; it is only a guess on my part that it could also mean a complementary triad, but that is only a guess.

{To gain some insight as to how this might work, consider the lithograph 'Relativity' by M.C. Escher, wherein there are 3 perpendicular earth-planes intersecting; the inhabitants have common use of the stairs, yet it is not possible for them to live on the same floors since they each have different perspectives of horizontal and vertical surfaces.}

Classically, 56:7 is interpreted to mean being divided into 3 groups, but the language is very specific in its use of the word for couples/pairs/dual complements (أَزْوَاجًا). If 56:7 is to be taken literally, the nature of our human form is such that we are each a single element comprising a set of 3 couples. What is of further interest is the form of the verb 'to be' is past tense; that we each 'were' a part of this sextet while the Event alluded to is happening. In addition, while the Event appears to be cataclysmic on some level, Ayeh 56:3 foreshadows a type of segregation or sorting out that occurs as a result of it (lowering and raising; kind of like what happens when you distill something).

Signs 56:4-56:6 may be referring to **earthquakes**, but there is human activity associated with this type of phenomenon as well--that is mining, particularly as in mountain top removal for coal mining; there would be a jolt, the mountain would turn to powder and then the dust would be scattered. This is on topic since coal is made of carbon, and there is a reference to the number 6 in that we each comprise a sextet, and it just so happens that the Atomic Number for Carbon is 6 ; and carbon forms the basis of all organic life forms found on Earth. Still not convinced there is a God? All this embedded info in the Quran just happened by accident? (**Insights pertaining to earthquakes in a later post in order not to digress too far from the main topic here**).

As an aside, for those of us having difficulty getting our heads around our
comprising a set of 6, this explanation pertaining to perception might help
explain it: “If you draw a picture of (a playground) scene and try to make
it look realistic, you will make some of your people appear substantially
smaller than others. That is, you deliberately
in order that the picture will look ‘right’.
-- from
'The Golden Mean' by Charles F. Linn

So, our nature might be such that being a part of a sextet would allow for this type of distortion from the perspective of an Outside Observer (hmmm, wonder Who that could be?)

Later, in Chapter 56, it goes into some detail to explain the result of this separation; and each group of 'Companions' is referred to specifically with respect to their physical location-- which on a secondary level may coincide with their disposition (or character): (I hope you all like flying and sailing, or, as pertaining to my case, auto-marin-airing)...
فَأَصْحَابُ الْمَيْمَنَةِ مَا أَصْحَابُ الْمَيْمَنَةِ 56:8

وَأَصْحَابُ الْمَشْأَمَةِ مَا أَصْحَابُ الْمَشْأَمَةِ 56:9

وَالسَّابِقُونَ السَّابِقُونَ 56:10

56:8 The Starboard Companions, what of the Starboard Companions?
56:9 The Larboard Companions, what of the Larboard Companions?
56:10 And The Foremost Forerunners? (The Leading Precedents, The Harbingers Closest to the Front, The Leading Precursors, i.e., 'The Apparent Leads', 'Those Foreshadowing the Things To Come'; ‘Ancients’...)

You and your 'companion', whether you have met or not, occupy these positions, whether you are aware of them or not. According to Signs 56:8-56:10 you have 3 levels of existence, not only in the Space-Time continuum, but in condition as well, those being: the Good (On the Right), the Bad (On the Left), and the Exemplary (At The ‘Bow’, Closest to the Front).
I don't recall that the exact idenity of the forbidden fruit is actually ever revealed to be an apple. The only moniker it is ever given is that of it being called 'zaquum', which is not any fruit we have come to identify as yet. Perhaps because the word 'zaquum' is the adjective form or can serve as the plural form of the known word for wineskin, 'zaq'. This tree is linked to something having to do with wineskins. A process that usually involves drying, waterproofing or sealing, and then tanning animal hides.

لَآكِلُونَ مِن شَجَرٍ مِّن زَقُّومٍ 56:52

56:52 They (Larboard side companions) shall taste (eat/partake of) the Tree of Zaquum

Traditionally, wineskins were made from goat skin that was dried then coated with pitch to make it impermeable or waterproof. Pitch refers to any of a number of viscous, solid resins extracted mainly from pine and juniper trees . While nowadays pitch can be made from petroleum products, traditionally it had been derived from trees. Petroleum-derived pitch is called bitumen and pitch produced from plants is known as resin. Purified at very high temperatures, it was used for waterproofing for the inside of tanned skins used as wineskins.
Incidentally, pitch and bitumen have associations with the state we call 'Hell.'

The tanning process derives from the use of tannins, usually extracted from tree bark such as pine, Holm oak, ink plants or, most commonly nowadays, mimosa. The main purpose of tanning is to convert the skin into an inorganic product so that it does not rot. Tanning also lends body to the skin, while leaving the pores soft.

Tannins precipitate proteins and chelate metal ions. Pomegranates have a wide variety of tannins, nutritionally making them a good source of antioxidants, but overconsumption may lead to anemia in sensitive individuals due to tannins effectively leaching iron ions from hemoglobin.

Maybe that's what happened to Eve; she developed a taste for such a fruit and succumbed to its ill/evil health effects. At which point, she would not have had to tempt Adam to eat it; her describing a new found novel condition to him may have led Adam to see for himself what she was on about. I can't think of anything worse than a long protracted illness to make someone any more malcontent. At which point, they didn't need God to send them any lower, they sank themselves. But the effect was probably not just physical but mental/psychological since it altered their perception/innocence.

I like to think it was inadvertent. Eve may have simply been unaware of her repeated contact/proximity to the tree that may have exuded something of its complex tannins, terpenes, what have you; and unwittingly suffered some negative effect as a result leading Adam to investigate and suffer the same outcome.

That the exposure or partaking was involuntary is alluded to here:

7:27 يَا بَنِي آدَمَ لاَ يَفْتِنَنَّكُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ كَمَا أَخْرَجَ أَبَوَيْكُم مِّنَ الْجَنَّةِ يَنزِعُ عَنْهُمَا لِبَاسَهُمَا لِيُرِيَهُمَا سَوْءَاتِهِمَا إِنَّهُ يَرَاكُمْ هُوَ وَقَبِيلُهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا الشَّيَاطِينَ أَوْلِيَاء لِلَّذِينَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ (7:27)يَا بَنِي آدَمَ لاَ يَفْتِنَنَّكُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ كَمَا أَخْرَجَ أَبَوَيْكُم مِّنَ الْجَنَّةِ يَنزِعُ عَنْهُمَا لِبَاسَهُمَا لِيُرِيَهُمَا سَوْءَاتِهِمَا إِنَّهُ يَرَاكُمْ هُوَ وَقَبِيلُهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ تَرَوْنَهُمْ إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا الشَّيَاطِينَ أَوْلِيَاء لِلَّذِينَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ

7:27 O Children of Adam! Do not allow Satan to seduce you as he caused your Forerunners (Parents) to be exiled from the Garden and tore off from them their rainment (mantle of innocence) that he might manifest their shame to them. Verily, he sees you, he and his tribe, from where you cannot see him. Truly, We have made the devils forerunner (parents) of those who do not believe.

Let's see what else Quran has to say about this troublesome tree:

37 As-Saffat (The Array/Matrix, Those Arranged In Rank)
أَذَلِكَ خَيْرٌ نُّزُلًا أَمْ شَجَرَةُ الزَّقُّومِ 37:62

37:62 Is that good 'boarding' (being greeted with Peace!) or the tree of al-zak-um (wineskins)

إِنَّا جَعَلْنَاهَا فِتْنَةً لِّلظَّالِمِينَ 37:63

37:63 Truly, We created it (the Tree of Zakuum, as a) Sedition/Spellbinding/Mezmerising/Rabble-Rousing (thing) for the wrongdoers (oppressors/malcontents)

طَلْعُهَا كَأَنَّهُ رُؤُوسُ الشَّيَاطِينِ 37:65

37:65 Its fruits are like heads of devils

Anyone know of any 2-horned fruit? I can think of something that may be derived from a tree that has a molecular structure that looks like the devil's head, but no fruit comes to mind. Here's one possible suggestion (a benzene ring with 2 Radicals--get it 2 'roots of all evil' which can probably make you very sick; not recommended for consumption--this being simply a mental excercise for me to keep my mind off headaches and nausea and their b$%#s$%#;):

Pthalic Acid can look like a devil's head, too:

Since the heads are plural, quite possibly the material under discussion may be a multiple chain of these types of molecules. Some people take issue with the following Sign:

4 Nisa (Women)
4:79 مَّا أَصَابَكَ مِنْ حَسَنَةٍ فَمِنَ اللّهِ

وَمَا أَصَابَكَ مِن سَيِّئَةٍ فَمِن نَّفْسِك

وَأَرْسَلْنَاكَ لِلنَّاسِ رَسُولاً وَكَفَى بِاللّهِ شَهِيدًا

4:79 What ever good touches you comes from God, and whatever bad touches you comes from yourself; and we sent you to humanity as a Messenger and God suffices as your Witness.

But experience tells us that in fact most of the evil or bad things that befall us are a consequence of our own actions; often for the simple reason that we fail to think far enough ahead. For example, the material under discussion here is readily found in nature and serves a specific purpose, it is only when people manipulate it without careful planning or for malicious intent that it can and sometimes does become harmful. Contextually, this would imply that whatever bad befalls us, may not be our own personal actions of doing or undoing but that of other human beings doing unwarranted things to us and each other--so that 'you' is reflective of Humanity's Action(s) rather than God doing the hurting.

Compare and contrast intentions for using such substances as the ones suggested here vs the mission of say the US Army Chemical Corp. This Corp had in the past sported a branch insignia that also resembled a devil's head. How do its current crest icons of the tree's and the dragon's significance compare in contrast to what trees mean here? {If you are really paying attention what can you say about the color scheme for these icons and that of the Maxie Time book cover; how does it compare to the colors on the Waxie sanitary supply trucks?}

The conclusion of this investigation being that this substance, or classs of substances, are or will be around in a prevalent manner that the unfortunate 'Larboard side' companions are made to imbibe enough of it to fill their bellies; it causes a boiling sensation, insatiable thirst, and other undesirable side effects. Yes, it sounds like punishment doled out, but where is everyone's sense of compassion? The Larboard side occupants are just another form of you! And if someone out there gets what this is all about, maybe this is their chance to do some Good.

31 Luqman (The Prophet Luqman)
يَا بُنَيَّ أَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَانْهَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَاصْبِرْ عَلَى مَا أَصَابَكَ إِنَّ ذَلِكَ مِنْ عَزْمِ الْأُمُورِ 31:17

31:17 “(My dear) son! Establish (regular) prayer, and enjoin the doing of what is right (good) and forbid the doing of what is wrong, and patiently endure whatever may arise for you; of a certainty, these intentions matter (these are the best intentions)!”

7 Al-A'raf (Aaraaf)

7:188 ...وَلَوْ كُنتُ أَعْلَمُ الْغَيْبَ لاَسْتَكْثَرْتُ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ وَمَا مَسَّنِيَ السُّوءُ … …

7:188 …had I known the Unseen I would have amassed goodness (done an abundance of good) and nothing bad would have touched me…