A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR BRIANNA WAS HELD AT THE CHESAPEAKE KNUCKLES N KNOTS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH AT 7:00 PM.
A SPECIAL MEMORIAL DRUM CIRCLE WAS HELD ON MONDAY JUNE 8TH.
The news has released the story and with a very heavy, sad, broken heart we want to let those of you that don't know. Brianna Armstrong has been found. It is a homicide case at this time. and an arrest has been made. I would like to ask for extra love, healing and comfort for Brianna's family and loved ones..This is a horrible situation in the life of every person that loves and misses Bree. I will focus on resolution and comfort...Anger and rage are present with this grief but not my focus.
I love you my beautiful Spirit Daughter... So many love you, you are missed.
A private funeral service for Brianna will take place Friday, June 12th.
Flowers can be donated to The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation at www.oif.org
We are working on an appropriate address for condolences without revealing any private details. This is a very painful experience for those who know and love her. Please respect the privacy of her loved ones. We know many people have come to care about Brianna and her story and we will provide a way for everyone to express condolences without intruding on a very private matter. Your love, prayers, concern and respect are immensely appreciated!
WE HOPE THESE REPORTS BRING CLOSURE TO THOSE THAT MOURN HER.
CHANNEL 13 NEWS REPORT
MAY 18TH UPDATE: FAMILY DESPERATE FOR ANSWERS
MAY 20TH UPDATE: WOMAN'S DISAPPEARANCE SUSPICIOUS
MAY 28TH UPDATE: NEW CLUES
JUNE 4TH UPDATE: CHANNEL 3 NEWS, FRIENDS & FAMILY DEVASTATED
JUNE 4TH UPDATE: CHESAPEAKE WOMAN REMAINS FOUND
JUNE 5TH UPDATE: CHANNEL 13, CASE NOW A HOMICIDE
THE INQUISITOR: WHO MURDERED BRIANNA ARMSTRONG?
JUNE 7TH UPDATE: FRIENDS & FAMILY CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF BRIANNA ARMSTRONG
JUNE 09TH UPDATE (CHANNEL 3): JUSTIN CORNELL (CO-WORKER) ARRESTED IN BRIANNA ARMSTRONG CASE.
JUNE 10TH UPDATE (VA PILOT): ARREST MADE IN BRIANNA ARMSTRONG MURDER
JUNE 10TH UPDATE (SAN ANTONIO): ARREST MADE IN DEATH OF MISSING CHESAPEAKE WOMAN
JUNE 10TH UPDATE (WASHINGTON): ARREST MADE IN DEATH OF CHESAPEAKE WOMAN
JUNE 10TH UPDATE (CHANNEL 13) FORMER CO-WORKER CHARGED
JUNE 11TH UPDATE (CHANNEL 13) CORNELL DENIED BOND
CASE: GC15007342-00, Preliminary Hearing 07/24/2015, 08:30 AM, COURT ROOM 2
SEPT 1st UPDATE: (CHANNEL 13) Autopsy Results
DEC 8th UPDATE: (CHANNEL 10): Grand Jury Indictment
CASE Update: Continued until September 3, 2015, Charge Murder 2nd Degree, 8:30 AM
CASE# GC15007342-00, Preliminary Hearing
If you are interested in writing and facilitating rituals at Mystic Moon please contact our volunteer coordinator Virginia Stevenson. Mystic Moon of Norfolk is looking for volunteers to assist with Rituals.
Our public rituals are held on the nearest Saturday. We are in need of someone to facilitate the Litha Ritual on June 20th and the July Esbat on July 4th.
Contact Mystic Moon for more information.
This is a page to encourage awareness, and also raise funds for helping to cover costs related to a MASSIVE clog of non-flushable items that has plagued the pipes of the Mystic Moon. Because some people in our community have been unable to heed signs, use trash cans in every stall, the store has had to spend a lot of money they don't have to have a professional unclog a main sewage pipe. Debbie's message to the community is below, relating to this issue. As a community, I'd like to help take responsibility for the costs as well as raise awareness that flushable wipes are NOT flushable, and that sanitary items need to go in the trashcans in the stalls as signs posted in the bathroom indicate. If you give just one dollar, or even just repost this page, we can raise awareness about this issue and cover at least some of the costs for the plumber. Please remember without these bathrooms being functional, Mystic Moon cannot host events.
Greetings Folks. This is IMPORTANT!
I have a rather unpleasant subject to address, as much money, love, hard work and devotion that was infused into the bathroom project at Mystic Moon, I must speak. In the last month it has cost me almost $700.00 for clogged sewer issues. We bought a drain auger, rented drain augers, rented a portable toilet for April and now for May...The bathrooms have been closed down for days and days.
We had to call in professionals this morning as raw sewage was pouring out of the pipe..the professional plumber found a huge, solid block of women's sanitary items, diaper wipes and paper towels. He said there was a 50/50 chance of getting it cleared out, well, he did for $300.00....Thank The Gods!
I must ask, why? why would someone do this?? We ALL know what NOT to put in a toilet, I even have nice trash cans in each stall. The bathrooms are such a blessing, they are so nice. It just breaks my heart to think that anyone could be so disrespectful and destructive like this. I have to keep those restrooms open to be able to host ANY community events. Please, please, please, DO NOT put anything in the toilets except the required amount of toilet tissue. NO tampons, NO pads, NO diaper wipes, NO paper towels!!
It's rather embarrassing to have to address this issue to grown adults and if it doesn't apply to some of you, I am sorry. I am just so stressed over this, and sad.
Debbie Foley, Mystic Moon
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Come celebrate the amazing Brian Foley at a memorial drum circle. Celebrate with the community he loved so much. Welcome Home!! More information to come...
Every Monday 7-10:00
What To Expect:
There is a $3.00 maintenance fee for Drum Circle for all adults your children are welcome to come with you free of charge under the age of 18, Minors ARE NOT permitted to attend Drum Circle without their own parent or guardian.
We have a few "Rules of Hospitality" likened to those anyone would have in their home, it is your responsibility to know what is expected of you to attend this gathering. You are welcome to bring your own children, kids love the drumming energy, however, you must watch your kids and keep them with you at all times. No cameras, video or audio recorders are permitted at Drum Circle.
We love your laughter and chatter and do insist that you do this at a reasonable distance so as not to disrupt the drummers and dancers. If you do not drum or dance, you are welcome to add your energy to the center. Most of our drum pieces end in either revelry and laughter or silence. We encourage participation by novices in the circle. It is very unlikely that you'll be the only first-timer here. If you don't yet own a drum, we have a couple of extras.
Come when you can and leave when you must. At or about 8:30 pm, we take time out for Tribe/Community announcements for new births, engagements, birthday, anniversaries, and immediately following our announcements we do healing for those that are in need of the collective energy that builds throughout the evening.
We drum until 10:00 pm. There are currently more than 1,000 people on our Facebook page, most of them have been to Drum Circle at least once.
We average 15 to 30 drummers per evening. Expect to see African djembes, Middle Eastern doumbeks, frame drums, ashikos, congas, bongos, cajons and all sorts of rhythm instruments. We welcome and encourage dancers. Expect at times, for some trance work to occur during some sessions and try to be respectful of this. The circle is for drumming and dancing only. There are many other areas provided for socializing and conversing.
There is NO recording or taking pictures permitted at Drum Circle!
Anyone may start a beat. This can set the tempo and the tone of that segment. This guideline keeps us from slipping into the same rhythm patterns. It also helps keeps the "Ego Tangos" from dominating. It allows us to sound African, Latin, Middle Eastern, Native American, Primal, Tribal and purely creative, all in one evening. It allows us to weave energy.
On the Summer Solstice this year, we will celebrate the 16th YEAR! There will be a special drum circle on Monday June 23rd!
And we are an ongoing site for food donations for The Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia! Bring a food donation, we'll give you a ticket for a drawing during our announcement time! You could win something COOL!
If you have any questions, comments, concerns or ideas contact Debbie Foley, Owner of Mystic Moon and host of The Mystic Moon Drum Circle, at 757 855-3280, e-mail Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send Debbie a message on the Mystic Moon of Norfolk face book page.
Largest collection of medical papyri
Got Hang Over? How about a Leafy Necklace? According to a Live Science report, Ancient Greeks recorded an age-old medical cure in practice by the Egyptians.
"The alcohol victim would have strung together leaves from a shrub called Alexandrian chamaedaphne (Ruscus racemosus L.), possibly wearing the strand around the neck, the text revealed."
The study of Ancient Papyri, found at Oxyrhynchus by Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt, has been a long & grueling task taking over a century. 30 new translations have been published in Volume 80. The medical papyri are now owned by the Egypt Exploration Society and are kept at the Sackler Library at Oxford University.
"The writers of these ancient papyri relied heavily on Greek knowledge. The ancient residents of Oxyrhynchus strongly embraced Hellenistic (Greek-influenced) culture, something that spread throughout Egypt, and the wider Middle East, after the conquests of Alexander the Great, Nutton said."
In addition to the treatment of hangovers, some of the more interesting treatments deal with the eyes. An eye-lotion called collyrium containing copper flakes, antimony oxide, white lead, washed lead dross , starch, dried roses, rainwater, gum Arabic, poppy juice and Celtic spikenard; is thought to have been used to treat
The full report can be read on LiveScience
Protect your Garden with Beneficial Insects
DID YOU KNOW?
Lady-bugs feed on soft-bodied insects such as Aphids.
Lacewings feed on Aphids, Thrips, Scales, Moth-eggs, small Caterpillars & Mites.
Hover flies don't just pollinate fruits such as Raspberries & Strawberries, they feed on Aphids that are tucked away in hard to reach places.
Predatory bugs such as Assassin & Soldier bugs hunt down Tomato Worms & Leaf-hopper Nymphs.
These are just a few examples of helpful insects that offer alternatives to harmful chemicals to manage pests.
Volunteer in our Community Garden
We could sure use a hand weeding, planting, mowing, and keeping the Community Center Garden neat and tidy.
Lend a hand in our Community Garden. Sponsor a flower bed or just come out and help to maintain it. Volunteers meet on Saturday afternoons if you'd care to join!
For all you apartment dwellers, this is an ideal time to connect with the Earth and watch our Community grow!
A recent blog-post by Patheos has inspired much conversation about the Spirit of Poverty and what has been called the ferocious beast of Capitalism. Living in a capitalist society with full awareness is much like having a veil pulled from your eyes. You can see the effects, feel powerless to affect change, remain apathetic towards the passions of others or maybe even experience indifference. To be human, some say, is knowing good & evil. Knowing and Experience are the ways of the wise. The ways of Our craft...
Poverty of the Mind & Body
When one strives towards community, the idea of sharing efforts and achieving a common goal is so often treated as an opposing force against the spirit, that one can fail to launch. Labors can tax the Body and thus drain the Mind. One may favor romanticism over the realities of the material and expectations not met transmute into resentment. There is a longing to shed one's mortal coil while holding on to it steadfast and strong. Ideas are great but if there's no real follow-through, how can anyone expect goals to be reached? There's labor involved and if you get in and get your hands dirty, you're bound to get fruit!
We focus our intent, we hope to use it in a meaningful way that leads to personal fulfillment while also strengthening our community. It can be a balancing act and more often than not, one can fail to reconcile discrepancies between what the spirit wants and the body can do. We appreciate all efforts towards community but not at the cost of Poverty to the Mind & Body. This leads to apathy and so many fall away from it and retreat to solitude. The lens by which one views community can seem as though it was fashioned by Nero himself but there are other ways of seeing, of being in community. Maybe you feel like an accidental tourist but the more you visit a place, the more familiar it can become. It can become a home away from home, an investment in your own future. It can earn interest!
The Human SPirit
Musings are a way to keep the conversation going, to keep ideas alive that act as the energy to feed action.
Do What Ye Will!
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