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Friday, December 22, 2006

Oh Come, All Ye Faithful

Promoting "global peace through global ecstasy", today, December 22nd, is Global Orgasm Day. This is not a joke. The organizers of this event believe that it will be possible "to effect positive change in the energy field of the Earth through input of the largest possible surge of human energy, a Synchronized Global Orgasm." The site even features a handy countdown clock to enable you to coordinate the timing of your actions leading up to the big, er, climax. Even if you miss the earth-shattering moment at approximately 10 AM Eastern time, you can still participate "at the time of your choosing, in the place of your choosing and with as much privacy as you choose."

The 22nd was chosen because it is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year and a day associated with high levels of spiritual energy by many world cultures, both past and present. The ancients heralded it as a turning point -- the day marking the return of the sun. Many observed fertility rituals on the Solstice, because it is so linked to the theme of nature's rebirth.

The stated goal of the project is to add a concentrated burst of positive energy into the earth's field that will "reduce the current dangerous levels of aggression and violence throughout the world." Sensors at Princeton University, which reportedly are able to measure minute changes in the earth's energy field, have shown that human consciousness can in fact be measured to have a global effect during widely-watched events such as 9/11 and the Indian Ocean tsunami. There have also been measurable results during mass meditations and prayers.

So be sure to do your part to participate today, and make a contribution to worldwide peace. This event is so ripe with opportunity for puns and other wisecracks that I'm not even going to try and touch it. But knowing the folks who read this blog, I can't wait to read your comments.


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