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旅行養生

30th August 2006

旅行養生

那天跟朋友講開,發現去旅行的確是極佳的養生方法,因為身在異地 :

遠離電腦、電視、電話,沒有輻射捍擾,不怕頸梗膊痛,也沒有一日二萬個call,生活中有很多spam。安靜,人就輕鬆。
每餐都吃得好。所謂的好,不一定是貴。而是可以真心真意的坐下來對著食物,跟同行的人聊聊天,或望望街景。吃的時候感受到食物的味道,吃完之後會知道吃過了什麼,而不是對著電視或雜誌在十分鐘內吃完然後胃痛。
旅行時運動量特高,因為要經常走路。在大英博物館逛一個早上,腳已累得要死。
在香港老是擔心這樣、又或經常想著一些問題、一些人、一些事,在外地,新鮮的景觀和生活,一副精神都放在那裡去,把香港的事忘記得一乾二淨。然後醒悟,啊,原來那些人和事其實不太重要,不過在香港的時候,太過無聊沒事做,才有空亂想一通。去旅行,有助解除對煩腦的obsession。本來帶備塔羅牌去旅行,但一次也沒有用過,因為沒有什麼需要問。
在外地,通常都早睡早起,完全符合人體自然運作。
很多人,包括我自己 在旅行期間,百病消失,效果神奇。
當然,回來香港,唔keep得幾耐。

28th August 2006

冥王星

也要談談冥王星Pluto了。在英國期間,報紙的國際版記者打電話來,來不及覆; 回來後,媽又將有關冥王星的剪報放在我頭,冥王星的生死突然變了大事 (冥王星本來就是掌管生死和巨變的事)。
天文學和占星學,以前本為一家,後來因為人類要變得「文明」和「科學化」,才將他們分家。
至於天文學家對行星的定義,對占星又有多大影響?
對於新發現的行星,占星學家會根據他們被發現的時候,世界上有什麼大事發生,來斷定他們所代表的事項和性質,例如天王星被發現時,時值世界上有很多革命和叛變,如美國獨立戰、法國大革命等,所以占星學家就將天王星定義為革命、反叛、革新。至於冥王星,在1930年被發現時,時為西方社會的黑暗期,歐州有希特拉、發西斯主義; 同時也有原子彈的出現,以及佛洛伊德的psychoanaylysis的冒起。所以冥王星就跟黑暗、毀滅性的東西,以及深層心理分析有關。

早前天文學家還在說要將Charon、Xena及Ceres列入行星(Planet)類,轉頭又說連冥王星也要剔除。其實什麼是「行星」,是天文學家的定義,他們如果放寬收窄,就改變了什麼是行星、小行星、矮行星等。但這不等如占星學也會直接的受著影響。
例如傳統派的占星師,只會用太陽至土星的星,因為他們認為外行星(天王、海王、冥王」對個人的影響不大。而主流的占星學家,不但會用外行星,甚至連小行星如Chiron也會用,而月亮雖然只是衛星,但影響力甚大,所以也不會因為她在天文學家眼中的「等級」和地位而影響她在占星學上的意義。

而且,占星學雖然有一定的科學概念為依歸(例如運用行星週期,計算行星位置等),但終究還有人文的一面,不同的占星學家有自己的見解,用什麼星、比重如何、如何詮釋,各有各說,不會被死板的科學定義去規範。而行星的地位、定義,不會阻礙我們去探索人性的。

28th August 2006

回來了

好了,回來了。

倫敦本身沒什麼令人驚喜或留戀的地方,最討厭的是又髒又熱的地鐵,這裡的東西不是太醜就是太貴,唯一我最喜歡的是他們的home ware,由睡衣到餐具以至一個眼罩,都十分溫暖精緻,不過問題是,如果買一個漂亮的茶壺,你得擁有一間很細緻的屋才能配襯,所以,還是算了吧。

雖然好像沒什麼好買,卻花了很多很多,買了大量書藉,因為有些占星的專書,是連amazon也沒有的,還有好幾副有趣的塔羅牌。

當然,此行的目的是「學習」,這次學了很多比較知識性、technical的東西,每天朝九晚九的課,害我晚上不是睡不著,就是睡著了也狂發些古怪可怕的夢,其他同學仔也是這樣,因為日間接收得太多了。

也開了很多眼界,例如占星學在歐美地方可以有很龐大的規模、嚴緊、有系統,就像我們在大學讀書一樣。不少「同學」的年齡,都可以做我阿媽,甚至阿婆! 他們是真正當一門學問去學,十分個人的興趣,閒閒地每個人都有十多廿年,甚至三十幾年的研習。至於我們的中國玄學,雖然很厲害,但還是那個老毛病—不願公開自己的見解不願討論沒有系統,你只能撞彩找一個師傅去學。

也是第一次自己一個人在陌生地方生活,那也很好,每天都被知識淹沒,沒有電話,每天只是check十分鐘電郵,整個人只是專注在魔法世界裡,根本沒有空去想任何東西,又或許是我善忘吧,那些在香港以為很重要很煩經常想著的人和事,在這裡都煙消雲散。偶然一個人在街上亂逛,腦袋也是在發呆,十分難得。所以在英國的個多星期後,我的頸痛和肩膊痛,都一拼消失。

當然,腦袋發呆得太久,也是有代價的。回程時,竟然在臨上機前才猛然醒起自己沒有辦退稅手續,白白交了幾百蚊稅給大英政府。或許這是「應有此報」,因為數天前,我偷偷的溜進了Christ Church college,還闖進人家的遊客止步禁地,為著拍一張Mercury銅像的照片。是的,在Oxford,你可以來一個astrological tour,因為不同的學院中,都會有些行星、神話的痕跡,以前,天文跟占星,本來就是同一樣東西,所以以前Oxford有一個Metaphysics School!

uk meta 以前的school of Metaphysics uk mercury Christ Church 的 Mercury像

20th August 2006

Oxford II

have just finished the weekend classes. It’s good to meet like minded people and talked with them. The class I initially signed up was not what I expected, so I switched to another class which was really inspiring and amazing, giving me a totally new perspective!

We dined in a great hall with long tables, really just like that of Harry Potter. In fact, the movie was filmed in the Christ Church college of Oxford, will have a look at it later.

18th August 2006

Oxford

Finally, I am now in Oxford, but it is not as beautiful as I imagine. In fact, it’s messy and noisy, comparitively, Cambridge is more tranquil and beautiful. and for sure, Bath is the best. And some more word about the guesthouse we stayed in Bath : it’s called Athole guest house, everything is excellent here, a big cozy home-like room, warm service from the owner who had been an lecturer in Eng Lit in University, and the food is amazing! They have homemade walnut bread, veggie sausages, and good eggs etc, they even got an award for their breakfast. Strongly recommend this guesthouse if you are going to Bath.

And now, I am totally on my own here in a foreign place, this is the first time ever in my life, without anyone I know by my side. The room I stayed in the Brasenose college of Oxford Universtiy is really an old room, it’s big, with a little living room, but all the furniture seem to be a hundred year old. Luckily I brought the white air conditioner of Aura Soma to clear the energy, as well as a green pomander to protect my own aura. My bed is under the roof and a horizontal row, which is bad in Feng Shui, I am thinking of sleeping another way round then.

As the room is not so comfy, my only friend here is my iPod, and stupid me, bought the charger but forgot the cord linking it and the iPod. Though it costs a bit, after seeing the room, I rushed to HMV to get a cord to charge my iPod.

School will start tomorrow, hope I can meet interesting fds here, and will learn to fly with the broom!

16th August 2006

Bath, Glastonbury

Leaving London, and we headed to Bath, a very beautiful city and we stayed in a pretty guest house with garden and delicious breakfast.

In Bath, we visited the Roman Bath museum. It is the place where the ancient Romans found the hot spring, built the temple and the bath area for the public. It was also a social place where people met and spent their leisure time, just like our club house today. Ancient people believed in the God of water, and they wrote curses and threw into the water!

uk roman The Roman Bath

Today, we went to Glastonbury, a must go place to me. The high street here is full of new age/crystal/ magic/wicca shops, and the whole place is full of myths and legends. There is a place called The Chalice Well, the whole place is a beautiful garden, and inside, there is a sacred spring that the water has healing power. I stood at the well source, and the energy from there shaked me that I could not stand still. Also, this place has a legendary story—-that Jesus’ great-uncle brought the Holy Grail of the Last Supper, with Jesus’ blood from his wound in his crucification, and buried in this place. So it is the real Holy Grail, not the Da Vinci’s Code’s metaphorical one!

uk well The Chalice Well

Weather is not good for the whole week, rainy, cold and windy. But I like eating in England, as there are many vegetarian choices in every restaurant, even Burger King—and I had a yummy veggie burger!

Will stay in Bath for the morning and head off to Oxford tmr, my destination of this trip.

14th August 2006

London III—Notting Hill, Afternoon tea, Stonehenge

Continue with my london trip~~

Yesterday, we went to the Notting Hill and the market there was crowded by tourists. And as a tourist, I also did a tourist thing—went to the travel shop that the movie was shot at and took pictures, haha. Of coz, there was no handsome guy like Hugh Grant.

Then we had afternoon tea at the department store Fortnum and Mason, it was really an expensive afternoon tea, but as tourists—again we just had a taste of the authentic English after tea here.

uk tea

Followed by a walk along the South bank, which is a stylish place with museums and theatres, but very windy that I was shivering all the time!!

Today, we joint a one day trip tour to the (pre)historical places, like Salisbury, Avebury and of coz, Stonehenge which I am always looking forward to going there. It was build 5000 years ago, though there are lots of legend and myths and explanation by the archeologists, I always think that it’s the trace of ET coming to the Earth, hahahaha.

so far for the today and tmr we will go to Bath.

uk stonehenge

12th August 2006

London II

this morning, when I switched on my phone, different messages poped up from my dear friends. yes, everything is fine here, thanks for all your care.

some highlight about my trip so far :
went to The Astrology Shop and a new age shop called Mysteries in Covent Garden. It’s really amazing, and what happened in the shops, somehow fulfill what once a psychic predicted to me. And I had a reading with another psychic in Mysteries and it’s amazing as well (I just hoped that all the good things will realize), we even exchanged contact and name cards. I like to meet different psychics, not for the purpose of testing them, but to learn the way different people do—one can only improve one’s skill by keep on learning and practising.
And it’s fun that they have several psychics in the shop every day, and all their bookings are full, and we clients, just sit outside the consultation rooms, waiting for the ‘call’ of the psychic, it’s just like in a clinic!

yesterday, we went to Harrod’s and there was an interesting scene. There were a big group of women in black robes and scarfs on their heads, apparently they were from the middle east. They bought all the expensive stuff and paid by cash. When we went out, there was a line of Ferraris and all expensive cars, with drivers, and there was a big Rolls Royce that tourists kept on taking pictures with it. Found out that they were the extra rich people from Dubai, dunno whether they were the ‘oil king’ or the ruler family. really ‘open eye’ this time.

Went to cambridge today, we departed on the Platform 9 of King’s Cross station, and platform 9 3/4 was just next to us, for sure I’ve taken lots of pictures with it.

I also went to Sherlock Holmes’ home on baker street yesterday, and I got his name card, haha. His title really fascinates me ‘Detective consulting service’—haha, so ‘yau ying’.

so much for today.

9th August 2006

In London

Dear all,
Just arrived London, a little bit tired after 12- hour flight.
Heard something interesting when I was passing through the HK custom. One of the custom people said to his colleague, whom I think she’s got some trouble in relationship, ” You know what, the more you don’t want something, the more the universe will give you.” I was laughing at my heart when I heard this, so true! If you are fear of sth, hate sth, and try to escape from it, or push it away, it will just come back to haunt you in a much bigger way—–until you learn the lesson and face the fear and reality!

Did a little shopping here already, went to my favourite skin care store The Organic Pharmacy and bought a lot, as the price here is nearly 60% of that in HK. It’s so excited to see that there are many homeopathists, hypnotherapists, natural therapists etc everywhere, even in an ordinary pharmacy. Hope that natural therapy would be more popular in HK so more people can be benefited from it, rather than being ruined by all the antibiotics and chemicals. Also, there are big columns like ’spiritual writers’, ‘mind-body-spirit’ in bookstores, all those books really fascinate me!

Had a too strong coffee and a bit dizzy now, got to take a shower and rest. Will update you guys for anything fun and interesting thing here.

7th August 2006

放暑假

好了,終於可以放個暑假,將所有工作都暫時放下,去英國一躺。
我知道,應該會遇上有趣的人和事,朋友都說希望我回來後功力再進一步,哈哈。
在魔法學校的個多星期,一個人過生活,希望可以從新將心清洗一次。
要趕去9 3/4號月台乘車了~~~

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