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Friday, February 11, 2011

The Lord of the Dawn Arises - and Sets in Motion

On this day, February 11, 2011, as Egypt lays groundwork for a new beginning, we arrive at the 113th day of the first of seven 113 day cycles brought forward by Votan as a major cycle of transformation.

In October 2010, Valum Votan acknowledged that we had entered the last 791 (7 x 113) day cycle, "a galactic activation portal - a heightened phase of accelerating transformation." Today, kin 49, Feb 11, 2011, is the 113th day - the end of the first of seven 113 day cycles, described by Jose Arguelles-Valum Votan, in his writing, "Galactic Spiral Density Wave and 2012: The Final Cycles of Transformation." http://www.lawoftime.org/pdfs/GalacticDensitySpiral2012.pdf

Votan described this first 113 day cycle as (blue) the "Lord of the Dawn Arises", Days 791-679, Self-existing 5, Kin 197, 2 Earth (22 October 2010) Galactic 5, Kin 49, 10 Moon (11 February 2011) 5 Moon year.

"The Lord of the Dawn Arises" seems an appropriate description of the largest rising of the ONE universal spirit emerging in the events in Cairo that manifested on this day.

The second 113 day cycle is defined as "Lord of the Dawn Sets in Motion". Certainly, political events, reveals of corruption, and the rising up of the human spirit in unity brings a new dawn that has 'set in motion' new progress on our road to transformation.

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Love in a Recipe - Mom's Chocolate Sheet Cake

One of the things I love about my Mom, is that everyone who enters the door is offered something wonderful from her kitchen - this is my favorite thing. This is seriously one of the best recipes in my entire collection - the fastest and BEST chocolate cake you will ever lay hands on. You just can't screw this up!

Mom's Chocolate Sheet Cake

The Cake...
2 Cups Flour
2 Cups Sugar
1 Stick Butter
5 Tablespoons Hershey's Cocoa
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Cup Water
1 Teaspoon Soda
1/2 Cup Buttermilk
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Oil

First - preheat the oven to 400 degrees (that is not a typo).
Get a big sauce pan, you are going to mix the batter in there. Melt the butter with the oil, water, and cocoa and bring to a boil. Take off the stove immediately, and add all the dry ingredients, EXCEPT THE SODA. Dissolve the soda in the 1/2 Cup of Buttermilk, then add this, the eggs, and vanilla and mix till smooth. Pour batter into a sheet cake pan - those big pans that are a little deeper than a cookie sheet. (I line mine with parchment paper, or grease and dust it with flour.) Bake for 20 minutes ONLY, or until it springs back.

The frosting...
You are going to use the same saucepan, so rinse and start over for the frosting. This doesn't take long, and you pour it over the cake while it is still hot - only 5 minutes out of the oven... so I usually start this about 5 minutes BEFORE the cake is done.

1 Stick Butter
5 Tablespoons Hershey's Cocoa
1/3 Cup Buttermilk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Box (2 1/2 Cups) Powdered Sugar
1/2 Cup chopped pecans (optional)

Melt the butter with the cocoa til well dissolved. Add the buttermilk and vanilla - mix. Add the powdered sugar and keep this on a low burner... just to keep it from setting while you are mixing. By now, your cake should be out of the oven - add the nuts if you want them in the frosting - then pour this over the cake. (The frosting sets up like a homemade MMMMM fudge and holds all the moisture in the cake... will stay moist for days like that.)

OMG - Never baked this for ANYONE that they didn't go ape over it. You can leave out the cinnamon, though just a tad is unrecognizable - just "something" good people can't quite put their finger on. TRY IT.

I'm packing boxes for my move, and just couldn't bear the thought of not being able to find this recipe that I love so much. Hope you enjoy it. AND THANK YOU MOM!