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Platonic & Tropical YearsSU International has the objective of sharing personal educational opportunities beyond our home, school and career education paths. We all begin in a home environment of one form or other. The typical home environment is the family, where parents, siblings, and neighborhood cultural traditions provide the needed skills for negotiating life. School environments include all formal educational institutions, apprenticeships, and structured learning venues. Career environments include the matured process of applying what has been learned in the home and school environments. Many of us get locked into careers that become a false self  identity. This process takes many years, and the redundancy of the career often results in our being able to perform the career tasks without any awareness of the greater world in which we have the opportunity to live. Additionally, the modern material necessities of life often do not allow an individual to spend adequate time to learn more about the world beyond a career, job, or vocation, and thus the self is confined to a box with limited personal growth..
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Civilizations have experienced the phenomenon of personal growth stagnation for as long as they have been in existence. People tend to get caught in a position identified by the concept of the "Peter Principle." This principle was introduced by Laurence J. Peter in his book by the same name. Peter originally stated that in a hierarchically structured administration, people tend to be promoted up to their "level of incompetence."
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Recognizing the barriers at the top of a chosen career ladder is not feasible when we step upon the first rung. But when we reach a substantial position above the first rung, we become very reluctant to start over again, even when we know that the ladder simply ends at a top rung, without satisfaction. Contrary to the "Peter Principle," our highest achievement is often not at our "level of incompetence", but it is at our "level of recalcitrance." We simple choose to wait it out on the higher plateau, until life passes us by.
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The SU in SU International stands for Success Unlimited, and it has similar correspondence to the Success Unlimited enterprises of Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone. In the best seller, Think and Grow Rich, Hill made the simple but powerful statement, "What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it will achieve." When the recalcitrance that leads to the "Peter Principle" is overcome with the Hill axiom, there are no limits upon success. The most important word is "believe." It is through belief that we establish the ladders we are willing to climb, and the ones we choose to avoid.
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Probably the most famous ladder of all time is the one in Jacob's dream in Genesis 28:12, And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. Climbing ladders is the essence of the stories that SU International presents to the Internet community. Yes Virginia, Santa Claus is Coming Tonight was written and prepared for public consumption with the specific purpose of identifying the top of the Cosmic Ladder, for confused adolescents, and recalcitrant sages. As we reach further out into this fabulous place where we live, we become awe struck by its boundlessness and beauty. Jacob's ladder, Santa's chimney, Humpty Dumpty's wall, Ptah's pillar, and a Christmas Tree full of ornaments, are all testimonies to that eternal quest to come into life as a child of God, and to leave life as one of His angels. By opening some of the doors which ignorance has left unopened, and which recalcitrant wisdom has closed, SU International hopes to enhance that process of returning back to the future of the celestial home, where we were once given , and will be given once more, the choice to live in that garden amidst the Tree of Life.
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Through the technology of astroarchaeology, it is possible to identify our cultural roots, and our cultural destiny. First we must overcome ignorance, and avoid the recalcitrant wisdom that keeps us high on a ladder that does not go all the way to heaven. That can only be achieved by taking the death defying leap from that exalted position leading to nowhere. We are guided by stars and by scriptures. In the Christian tradition, John 19-21 describes the process of overcoming recalcitrant wisdom; "Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body."
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In the stars along the twelve day, or twelve hour, path of the sun, a man walks above the celestial earth, with spirit and desire. He lies down in green pastures one quarter of the way, and contemplates the mysteries of the heavens above and the earth below. Half way around the cycle the man is destroyed and sent down a river. Then he is buried under a tree on the ninth day, or at the ninth hour. Three days, or three hours later, the man recovers in a moor of recalcitrance. Because of his experience, he is intimidated by a beast of physical burdens which blocks him from going forward, and he stands with his head barely above the celestial path of the earth at the final hour. Above the man with recalcitrant wisdom is a child on the wings of an eagle, who fearlessly desires a new life. It is the spirit of this child, in the form of a heavenly serpent, that leads back to the beginning of the cycle where the man walks above the path of the earth once more. With the capacity to balance heavenly and worldly desires, he sings triumphantly, echoing spirits in the great Willie Nelson song:

"On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again.
I find love is makin' music with my friends.
And I can't wait to get on the road again.

On the road again, going places that I've never been.
Seein' things that I may never see again
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And I can't wait to get on the road again.

On the road again, like a band of gypsies we go down the highway.
We're the best of friends, insisting that the world keep turnin' our way, and our way. "

Those who can see the eternal message in the stars will understand why the constellations were placed in the heavens; "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years." Gen 1:14  Here, Genesis defines the Milky Way as the dividing lights of the heavens, the constellations as the signs, and the ecliptic as the path of seasons, days, and years. Apparent movement of the Sun along the ecliptic road defines the seasons, days, and years of calendars. There also, the tabernacle of the Sun, which is the vernal equinox, defines the signs of the times of the knowable spirits of the heavens. And the tabernacle of the Earth, which is the autumnal equinox, defines the place where the heart of the Unknowable One resides.  

How many years have mortal creatures watched the starry sky, and wondered? The answer to that question is written in the sky itself. All that is required is to go and wash the eyes in the pool of Siloam, and come seeing. Because of the antiquity of the stars and the stories that they tell, it is clear that the spirits written across the heavens belong to no single religion, creed, culture, or science, they belong to us all, and we to them. We simply have to take the opportunity to step upon the celestial ladder, and climb out of the furrows and ruts we fall into.

For untold thousands of years, civilizations have written celestial messages for the sake of generations to come. Whenever civilization has stopped long enough to read the ancient messages, it always subsequently entered a renaissance of renewed abundance. For the now cosmic author of the celestial messages, it was a simple matter of lying upon the earth at the bottom of creation, and realizing that all are free to climb whatever ladder is chosen, provided that recalcitrant wisdom does not block the way at some "level of incompetence." In short the message says, "take up thy bed and walk."

Accepting  this cross of self identity is the single most crucial step in life. But self identity can become a compulsion which blinds us in an ocean of possibilities. When we find ourselves at the bottomless pits along that celestial road, all we have to do is look back down the ladders we have climbed, for each ladder is stacked upon a prior ladder, as far as can be seen. The length of the ladders behind us gives us the right to say that we are knocking at Heaven's Gate. It is the self that must determine against what tree the ladder of self perception is leaning, and assure that it does not stand alone in a cosmic wilderness.

If you feel insecure in accepting that all the great scriptures were written across the heavens, consider the introduction to the Gospel of John, verses 1-5. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. Read between the lines and understand that John was describing the ancient process of comprehending the incomprehensible, not by rationality, but by self awareness and cosmic alignment. The need for cosmic consciousness is as ancient as consciousness it self.
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Long before John and Plato, the Egyptians drew from the heavens these same spirits. Their words left no doubt that they were talking about the celestial abode in which we are all given the freedom to choose. "I have been to field of grasshoppers. I have bathed in the pool wherein the sailors of Ra have bathed. I have found the scepter of flint in the furrow of Maat." The reason why the stories of all the great cultures are nearly identical, is because they have all seen the same starry heavens, through the same human eyes.
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So, now go into that great wilderness and find out where you belong. With an open mind and a youthful heart, you too will come again seeing.  As you cross that field of grasshoppers in the House of Bread, look across the galaxy and see if you can see Santa Claus resting by the fireplace, under the celestial chimney, where a ladder rests against the Tree of Life. We cannot see the top of the proper ladder for us to climb, because it disappears into the great unknown. In this realm of fairy tales and future experiences, there is one simple rule for success. Keep on looking up, and Move Into Heaven!
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Rush E. Allen,
President, SU International

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Use the scroll bars to move through the seasons and through the ages and stories on the graphic image. The image displays all the stars and constellations around the plane of the Earth's orbit. For over 17,000 years, and possibly 40,000 years, people have trusted the heavens to tell them everything they needed to know about the Cosmic Home, and they have written their understanding on the celestial walls. What else could they use?

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