Welcome to everyone, and especially to new subscribers!
Another serving of mental, spiritual and metaphysical
nourishment for your pleasure. If you have any suggestions
for future content in this newsletter, please send them to:
Please DO forward this ezine on to your friends so that they
can benefit too!
Most people achieved their greatest success one step beyond what
looked like their greatest failure….. Failure is a prerequisite
for great success. If you want to succeed faster, double your
rate of failure….. Remember, you only have to succeed the LAST
What’s New at Mystic Visions Website? Website Update
We have had quite a number of new visitors to the Discussion
Forum this month. We welcome them all, and encourage YOU to
drop in and view the new posts. You might even want to add your
own thoughts! You are more than welcome! Take a look:
You will have all received a message informing you that this
ezine is changing Listserver. For all practical purposes, this
should not affect you in the slightest. However, whichever new
mail server I do choose will probably require you to confirm your
subscription. Thus, in due course, you will receive an e-mail
requesting you to do this in the coming week or two. I had
planned that the new server would be Topica, but I am looking at
other possibilities too. At any rate, when you do receive this
e-mail, YOU DO NEED TO REPLY to confirm that you wish to
continue receiving this ezine.
Now to this month’s articles. Last month, we examined the issue
of financial abundance, and discussed why it is generally a
better thing to be rich than poor. However, we did not discuss
any specific ways of achieving that happy state. In this issue,
you have an article about Financial Independence, with a specific
key idea about wealth creation. It could be the beginning of
something wonderful for you, should you choose to pursue it.
The metaphysical article has been one I have been meaning to
write for quite a while. My time in the financial markets exposed
me continually to the existence of “Fibonacci numbers”. In our
first article, we examine these mystical numbers and learn just
how prevalent they are throughout the universe, as well as touch
upon their metaphysical significance .
P.S. If you’re NOT
already subscribed, but just visiting…
to Wisdom” FREE
with strategies and secrets for you to achieve
spiritual & material abundance, happiness, and
manifest your dreams!
FREE EBOOKS,Inner Light
Outer Wealth & As A Man Thinketh,
when you join!
Important Note:We respect Your E-mail privacy.
The universe exhibits a mysterious underlying order. It is interconnected at levels that are hidden from the most powerful scientific minds in existence today. Nothing is as it first appears. One of the prime examples of this is the Fibonacci numbers – a sequence that is built into all levels of creation. They crop up in many places and circumstances. The Fibonacci numbers were discovered by the 13th century Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci and written about in his great work Liber Abaci. It is more accurate to say that he re-discovered them, because they were definitely known to the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians. The Greeks based most of their Art and Architecture upon the Fibonnaci ratio, and Egyptians incorporated this ratio into the Pyramids. Fibonacci derived the number series to solve a mathematical problem related to the breeding speed of rabbits. The series itself is very easy to generate. These are the first few terms: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233,….. Basically, the next term in the series is generated by adding the two preceding terms, e.g. 144 = 55+89. The Fibonacci ratio itself is also easily derived. Take any two adjacent terms of the series and divide the earlier term by the later. For example 2/3 = 0.666, 3/5 = 0.600, 5/8, 0.625, 8/13 = 0.615, 13/21 = 0.619, 21/34 = 0.617, 34/55 = 0.6182, 55/89 = 0.6180….. You will find that these ratios eventually converge to the “magic” Fibonacci ratio of 0.618. This is also known as the Golden Ratio. It is prevalent throughout Nature, as well as in man-made creations. For example, the width of all standard picture frames are 0.618 of their length. Notes in music are related to each other by Fibonacci ratios. The ratio itself has some weird mathematical properties. If you square 0.618, i.e. multiply it by itself, you get 0.382: 0.618*0.618 = 0.382. However, this is the SAME number you get by subtracting the Fibonacci ratio 0.618 from unity, i.e. 1 – 0.618 = 0.382 If you take any term in the Fibonacci series and divide it by the term two places later, you again converge to 0.382 as you proceed up the series. For instance, 21/55 = 0.3818, 34/89 = 0.3820, 55/144 = 0.3819, 89/144 = 0.382. Conversely, divide the same two terms the other way round and you get 55/21 = 2.619, 89/34 = 2.6180, 144/55 = 2.6181, 233/89 = 2.6180. In other words, you get 2 + 0.618. The same Fibonacci ratio of 0.618 crops up yet again! In truth, there are even more relationships than the ones pointed out so far. However, these examples should demonstrate to even the non-mathematical reader that this is a VERY strange number series indeed! Suffice it to say that there is a Fibonacci Association, complete with Fibonacci Quarterly Journal, dedicated to analysing all the strange relationships of these intriguing numbers! The numbers themselves crop up throughout Nature. For instance, it is said that the number of seeds and petals on a sunflower are both Fibonacci numbers. Many other examples of the discrete numbers abound in Nature. However, a particularly common and interesting manifestation is the Golden Spiral. The Fibonacci Spiral – Its Presence Throughout Nature. As we have said, this ratio of 0.618 occurs widely throughout Nature. The most famous example is the Golden Spiral, which is the basis of all spirals witnessed in Nature; from the spirals on the shells of marine creatures right out to the vast shapes of spiral galaxies. Again, the Golden Spiral is very simply derived mathematically. Here are some examples: (a) The classic example of the Golden Spiral is the shells of shellfish like the Nautilus. (b) The spiral can also be found in the vastness of galactic space, in the form of some spiral galaxies a hundred thousand lights years or more in diameter. (c) On more earthly levels, skilled surfers moving through the eye of a wave are covered by a partial Fibonacci spiral. (d) The epeira spider spins its web in a Fibonacci spiral. (e) Bacteria grow at an accelerating rate that can be plotted along a Fibonacci spiral. In fact, virtually everywhere that you see spirals in nature, they are described by Fibonacci numbers. The Fibonacci Ratio In the Financial Markets Examples of Fibonacci phenomena abound in the stock, commodity, bond and currency markets too. In fact, this is so much the case that Fibonacci calculation methods are included as standard in all software programs used to plot price charts. Currency dealers, despite being a hard-boiled lot, do know their Fibonacci levels extremely well for purposes of trading the markets. The common appearance of Fibonacci is in the relationships between highs and lows on a price chart. For example, if you calculate the price difference between a market top and its subsequent bottom, you will very often find that the next peak or trough is formed at a Fibonacci relationship to this distance. In other words, the market may retrace exactly 38.2% or 61.8% of the previous move. This happens often enough, and exactly enough, for it to be a law of the markets, and not merely wishful thinking. The higher ratios work too. If a market made a top, followed by a bottom, and then trades up to make even higher highs, you will often find that a new top forms at a 1.382 or 1.618 multiple of the distance between the previous top and bottom. These relationships work to some extent in time too. Thus, a third top or bottom may be found to have formed at a time multiple of 1.382 or 1.618 of the time interval between two previous two peaks. Also, the actual Fibonacci numbers themselves work quite well in time, so analysts look for tops 7, 13,21, 34,55… weeks, months, or even years, after previous major tops of bottoms! It should also be mentioned that these Fibonacci relationships exist at all time scales. Thus, you can observe them on a price chart where the minimum time increment is only 5 minutes, as well as on very long-term charts where the minimum time increment is one month. Metaphysical Significance of Fibonacci Structures The existence of Fibonacci number structures throughout the universe, at every level, has tremendous implications. it is important to understand THAT THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION WHATSOEVER for their existence. That they do exist, no scientist would ever dispute. However, WHY they exist is a complete and utter mystery. Thus, with Fibonacci numbers, as well as other numerical sequences that are present in nature, we have direct evidence for an underlying structure to the universe; a shaping principle that defies our rational intelligence to explain. If these numbers were isolated in one instance, such as ONLY on the shells of snails, we might think no more of it. It is a local phenomenon, peculiar to the specific situation. However, the fact that they occur almost everywhere you look, and in a breathtaking diversity of forms, gives any open-minded observer serious pause for thought. Thus, there are certain engineering principles built into the universe, and Fibonacci numbers are an outward evidence of this secret order. Although we do not understand the mechanism, the presence of this constant structure of numbers across a wide range of natural phenomena is proof of a hidden order to creation. At present, this hidden order remains within the realm of mysticism. Fibonacci numbers also point to a powerful interconnection between all things. For we have seen that living beings, like snails and insects, inanimate objects like spiral galaxies, and even abstract phenomena like stock price charts, all exhibit the same underlying number sequence. This implies an interconnectedness between all things that is at present unexplained. Science is coming to a realization of the extent to which the universe exhibits this holistic structure. However , as
it has been for countless ages past, the mystery of Fibonacci
numbers, and the underlying unity of Creation with Consciousness
itself, remains within the realms of mystical exploration.
Copyright Asoka Selvarajah 2001. All Rights Reserved.
You are welcome to discuss or ask questions about this article
In “The Golden Cauldron”, ceremonial teacher and healer, Nicki
Scully, presents us with powerful inner journeys into the
interior depths of our psyche. Using the Golden Cauldron of the
title as our entry point, the symbolism of which is fully
explained, we enter into a while range of diverse pathworkings
that enable us to contact different parts of the inner landscape,
and the spiritual energies that inhabit them.
At all times. the Egyptian god. Thoth will be your guide as you
venture into a new realm through the gateway of the cauldron. You
will meet the ancient animal archetypes depicted by Cobra, Eagle,
Dolphin, Coyote, Frog, Elephant and others. You will encounter
sacred totems, oracles and teachers from many cultures; such as
Egypt, Africa, and North America. These journeys are presented in
a manner that makes them thoroughly safe, and deeply rewarding as
you learn to work with them repeatedly.
Nicki Scully is a prominent seminar leader and leads explorations
to Egypt for people to experience initiations within the ancient
temples of the pharaohs.
Financial independence should be one of your life goals. This
means never having to work for money, or owe money to anyone.
Enjoying this happy state means you can focus your mind on higher
things than mere survival.
Whilst Financial Independence means different things to different
people, a base case can be defined. It means a comfortable
standard of living, meeting all your bills and having enough left
over to enjoy the good things of life, without ever being obliged
to work or be in debt again.
Interestingly, it takes far less money to achieve this than you
may believe. First, figure out the annual income YOU need in
order to live comfortably and in style.
Whatever figure you come up with, multiply that figure by ten.
This is the amount of money, which, if it earns 10% interest per
year, would yield the annual income you specified to achieve your
financial independence goal. Of course, you would also need to
add onto this figure the amount of money it takes to clear your
current debts, such as your mortgage and car loan.
For example, if you wish to have an annual income of $30,000 per
annum without having to work, you would need to earn and invest
at least $300,000, not including your debt clearance money. This
may seem like a lot, but it is achievable over a period of time;
say 5-10 years. Many people achieve this sort of income and more
in less than a year.
Of course, this implies starting a business. It is very hard to
achieve financial independence from wages earned working for
someone else. The truth is that EVERYONE has the capacity, with
determined effort and persistence, to become a millionaire. So
why not go for it?
Do you doubt this? Here are the facts. Imagine you were to save
$100 per month without fail, from age 20 to age 60. Assume an
annual interest rate of 10%, which is definitely achievable, as
the stock markets have averaged much more than that over the last
few decades. If you were to do this without fail, you would
retire with in excess of ONE MILLION DOLLARS in the bank!
If this is true of extremely passive investment, requiring little
or no risk, then what might you achieve if you actually make some
effort?!! Yet, interestingly enough, a lot of people retire flat
broke with no idea where all their money went.
The most important thing is to (a) believe you can do it, (b)
begin to change your thinking regarding money and wealth, (c)
develop motivation for achieving wealth, and (d) develop an
ethical plan or business to actually create wealth.
The Best Business In The World Today
So what is the best type of business to start? After all, it is
said that 90% of new businesses eventually fail!
Without doubt, the best information you can start up and thrive
in is INFORMATION. We are in the information age and people crave
knowledge on every conceivable topic imaginable. If you provide
that information to a large enough group of people, you can
achieve financial independence very quickly indeed.
The sort of products you would provide would be any of the
following; books, written reports, audio tapes, CD-Roms, Videos,
The great thing is that such a business requires minimal capital
outlay and little risk. This is because you do not need to invest
in expensive stock, lease commercial offices, take bank loans, or
hire staff. You can do it all by yourself, with just your
computer and a printer in a corner of the bedroom! Also, you can
begin such a business part-time, whilst still working your day
The profits in the information business are enormous. Once you
have created your own product, the profits are 100% yours. It may
cost you only $4-5 in total per copy to print and mail a book or
special report. The fulfilment cost on a CD-ROM, i.e. the cost
to produce and mail it, are even less! However, you could sell
your product for $20, $30, $40, even $100 or more, depending
upon the type of information you provide!
The other wonderful thing is that you can work at something you
love. After all, EVERYONE is an expert at something, or can
become an expert at what they love, if they put their mind to it.
Thus, you get to create and sell information about something that
you actually care about. Your hobby makes you money!
This is how to begin. Start to think of the things you:
(1) absolutely love to do, and would do for little or no pay;
(2) can speak about off the top of your head with no preparation;
(3) loved to do when you were young, or always dreamed of doing.
(4) already buy/subscribe to for information YOU care about;
(5) know that can readily solve problems other people may have.
Write all of this out on paper. In other words, brainstorm for
ideas that could be the basis of good information products that
might interest other people. Do you love to travel abroad? Are
you considered a bit of an expert with cameras? Do you have the
latest information on deep-sea diving? Are you so interested in
some particular subject that you can speak about it for an hour
without any preparation?
This process might not be easy at first, as you are using parts
of the brain that may not often see the light of day! If you have
problems with it, ask your friends what they think you are
knowledgeable about. Don’t instantly dismiss any idea. There are
people writing newsletters on the MOST obscure topics you can
possibly imagine! Above all, be sure you persist with this
approach until you find something that (a) you can create a
product about, and (b) you would actually LOVE to write or talk
Finally, if you really cannot think of anything that you know
better than most other people, then you can always use your local
library to research virtually any subject.
Remember this. By “expert”, we do not mean a leader in the field.
You simply have to know more about your chosen area than MOST
people. That does not mean you have to be a genius at it. For
example, if you can write a simple report helping beginners to
use their computers better, you have a saleable product! In
other words, you do not have to be a computer genius to create a
computer-related product. The same applies to other areas of
Success takes work – but it’s well worth it.
This is the beginning. From there, you have to learn how to
create the product itself. This first involves deciding which
medium to work with; audio tape, printed book, online book,
CD-Rom, video, etc. There are many resources that can help you
with this. You also have to learn how to get the word out. i.e.
advertising and marketing. Of course, you will also have to learn
how to manage a small business. This may require training in
computers, accounting, and so on.
Give some serious thought to all this as it could be the start of the
rest of your life, in the best possible sense! Yes, it’s hard
work. Nobody says it isn’t. However, it’s definitely worth it. In
a few years time, you could be earning excellent money, living
the life of financial independence, doing the very thing you have
always loved. Once you have earned enough, you might even be able
to stop creating information products, and simply live off the
You might even be famous !
Copyright Asoka Selvarajah 2001. All Rights Reserved.
Although Aspire To Wisdom is interested in presenting
you with advertisements for quality products and
services, Aspire To Wisdom cannot spend the time to do
the due diligence it takes to ensure that only reliable
services and products are advertised with us.
So you should understand that Aspire To Wisdom does not
represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any
of the advertisements in our newsletter or the
quality of any products, information or other
materials displayed, purchased, or obtained by you
as a result of an offer in connection with any
Aspire To Wisdom encourages you to do your due
diligence before purchasing any product, whether it is
offered here or anywhere else for that matter, before
purchasing. Please use your judgment and carefully
check out those products that interest you.
We accept no
responsibility whatsoever for the content, profitability
or legality of any published articles or advertisements
contained within Aspire To Wisdom.
And, although all of the articles have been chosen for
their content, the publishing of such articles within
this newsletter does NOT constitute a recommendation of
the products or services mentioned or advertised within
Be responsible! Always do your Due Diligence before
responding to any offer.