When the occasional hater leaves us a bad review of one of our books
or other creations, we're left seeing stars — literally! We were recently given "two stars" by someone we've never heard of, for the extraordinary non-gimmicked magical card deck we created for Las Vegas headliners who seek to leave people with genuine wonderment. (You can read about the deck here
.) At first those two stars left us astonished. Then we realized: those two stars are "Azha Al Naam," meaning "Ostrich Nests." There are dual luminaries in the legs of Sagittarius, one of which the Arabic astronomers of old said was an ostrich going to water, and the other an ostrich returning from the water. The neighboring two stars are the ostriches' nests. This constellation is described in the nearly forgotten book Urania: Or, a Compleat View of the Heavens
(1754). So, yes — our remarkable card deck is indeed a cosmic ostrich nest. But we didn't tell that to our critic, figuring that if she didn't have eyes to see the self-expanding wisdom of the cards, how could she discern ancient ostrich nests in the heavens? Her third eye perhaps sensed those glimmers, but had she been consciously aware of them, she'd have then seen more stars in a grander constellation. Instead, realizing that our critic was admitting to be cut off from deep intuitive understanding, we gave her a wish by way of E. E. Cummings: "Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
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