It has been a challenging year, and we are on the threshold of a new century, even if the purists [including the editor of The Mutable Dilemma] say the new millennium is still a year away. My cancer went into remission in September 1999, after surgery on June 29 and chemotherapy treatments on August 16 and September 6. All of the medical people, doctors and nurses, urged me to have the standard six chemos, despite being in remission after two. I completed the last one on November 30 and am feeling great. A lot of friends contributed to my healing with their prayers, and I am thankful to all of them.
As was mentioned in an earlier issue of The Mutable Dilemma, this will be the last Mutable Dilemma and Asteroid-World in printed form and sent by U.S. mail. Our web site is underway and we hope to have it up in time for 2000. Craig Ridgley, the husband of Sara, who is one of our ministers, is developing it, and Mark Pottenger is re-writing part of his CCRS chart program to produce suitable charts. He is also getting the archives in shape so eventually all of the back issues of The Mutable Dilemma and Asteroid-World will be available. Craig is also planning to have a message board to let readers communicate with each other, and a search engine on the web site to help readers find items.
I will be writing articles much more frequently, as the world continues to provide dramatic events and the asteroids keep multiplying. New articles will go right into the web site, rather than waiting three months and then coming in a bunch. We hope that our readers will send us their e-mail addresses. Notifications about new articles can be sent immediately to those who want to receive them by e-mail. Others may prefer to check the web site periodically and just read or print the articles they find interesting. If there are readers who do not have access to e-mail and the web, we hope they can find a friend who has it and who shares their interest in astrology! There are several sources for free e-mail for those who have computers, and computers are now available for as little as $500. Web TV is another option, connecting to a TV.
Our web address will be www.ccrsdodona.org. If you look for it and don’t find it, please be patient. Computer programmers are among the busiest people in the world. My personal e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send an e-mail to everyone who has sent us their own e-mail address as soon as the web site is functioning. Craig will also be listing it on the major search engines, and I will be notifying the astrologers for whom I have e-mail addresses. In time, we will probably have links to a variety of searchers who share our commitment to expanding knowledge and using it for healing.
We appreciate the donations we have received from our readers over the years. The web site will be open to anyone interested in astrology without passwords or required registrations. The only advertising will be a list of books written by Maritha and me, which can be purchased at specialty bookstores or from us if you can’t find them anywhere else. Donations to the church will continue to be very welcome, of course. We have this hope of some day getting enough funding to produce substantial astrological research, but in the meantime we will continue to write about fascinating people and our amazing world as they are seen through the lens of astrology, and hopefully better understood with this unique tool.