FROM LONDON, ENGLAND
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Travel along Spine of Europe
An Epic Shamanic Pilgrimage for Love and Peace
Clearing European Continental Chakras of Constantine's and Other Warrior Energies
LAX - Holding Pattern Before Jump-off
LOS ANGELES, Sep 29-30 - Most flights for the mainland leave Maui at night so as to arrive on the West Coast in early morning. Our Sep 28 flight was an exception. It left Maui around 1PM and landed in Los Angeles a little after 10PM (local times). Which meant we had about a 20-hour layover, including a good night's sleep at the LAX Hilton. We also took a long walk the next day. Some physical activity before an 11-hr flight is always a good idea. It was a beautiful and warm day. So after about a mile or so, Elizabeth borrowed my Inca hat.
We took these shots during our walk. The LAX layover was a great jump-off point to our upcoming big adventure in Europe. The physical activity also helped me get out of my head, got rid of the butterflies in the pit of my stomach.
Our Virgin Atlantic flight from the Pacific Ocean was uneventful, except when we boarded it. We discovered that the seats were arranged in a weird fishbone configuration like diagonal office cubicles. Which meant that even though Elizabeth and I had adjacent seat numbers, they were angled in such a way that we could not eve see each other. We were separated by the aisle and some sort of a "broom closet" which blocked our view. She ended up seated between two strange men (left). And appeared quite happy when I took the above picture. :-)
I've heard some of my business friends rave about such "innovation" in airline seat design. Maybe that's because when you travel on business, you do appreciate privacy. But to us, the whole experience of being separated for 11 hours, yet on the same flight, sucked. I figured Virgin must have hired some virgin recluse without any friends or loved ones to come up with this configuration idea. It is about as anti-social as can be. Another innovation is that the seat transforms itself into a bed at a push of a button we were told. Actually, you need a PhD in button-pushing and divine inspiration to figure out just which button to push and when. So most people just let the cabin crew make their beds for them. Guess that's one plus of the system. It fosters human interaction.
London - Family Afternoon
We arrived in London around noon, and spent the afternoon and evening with my daughter's family. It was the last "free" day we were to have for the following 12 days.
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London Family Afternoon (Sep 30, personal & confidential - user id/password required)
Back at our hotel, we went to bed relatively early. From now on, every morning would mean and early start and every evening a late finish. What awaited us the next day was a long return trip to York, in the north of England. We we were to pick up our rental car around 8AM near the Victoria station. So we had to hit the ground running. Jet lag? That would have to wait till another trip... :-)
TO BE CONTINUED...
BACKGROUND & CONTEXT
HAIKU, Maui, Sep 27, 2011 - To understand the full context of this extraordinary journey, a new reader needs to check out and contemplate the following revelations that came to be about Constantine, the first Roman Emperor to embrace Christianity and help codify it (see Nicene Creed) into a religion that we still know it today, 1700 years later. The first revelation occurred in late June of this year, at the time of the 40th anniversary of my first wife's death (Betty, who I later intuited was also my first wife Minervina in the Constantine lifetime).
Through a combination of my own intuitions, and that of my Masters-Teachers and other important figures in Constantine's lifetime who are incarnated today, I pieced together this fascinating mosaic of stories (published at my arts and spirituality web site - www.altzar.org ):