Monday, October 28, 2013

Consumer Novelty Product Concept: "Insect Catch & Release Trap"

Hello All,

In just a couple days from now many will be celebrating "Halloween" at least here in the Western world. Notorious for creepy crawlies of all sorts as freaky insects that menace unsuspecting travelers. Well forget all that for today's concept isn't about "All Hallow's Eve", nor is it intended as a spoof.

Those of us who are spiritual practitioners (such as buddhists) or better yet abhor taking a life even if its a minuscule insect. Than today's concept is for you. First, I did a cursory search for a consumer product that may even be relatively close to this idea of mine. All I found was a link for a non-lethal way not to kill a mouse. Since last I checked a mouse isn't an insect, although still a pest. That contraption didn't count against today's "Insect Catch & Release Trap".

I did discover a brief abstract at the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) by an author named "Liu,Y.B." submitted back in 2004. (Link) A Version of an Non-Lethal Insect Trap

However I may be a designer of innovative concepts, albeit I'm not a graphical artist nor an engineer. Since you'll notice a lack of pictures here at "Atrayo's Oracle" blog site. I leave it to the readers Imagination via how books in the genre of fiction are often laid out. With that stated and out front this invention of a "Insect Catch and Release Trap". Would need a series of competing functional designs to see which one works as a universal trap. Be it for both small to medium sized bugs that are terrestrial land based and also flight capable. Unless of course 2 insect catch and release traps are settled upon as a consumer product line. One for the aforementioned creepy land crawlers and another for those pesky flying dive bombers as insects.

I did experiment with one potential idea that differs from the USDA one linked above. Consider it as a mismatched implements that proved moderately successful in capturing a flying moth and a small spider. I used one of those take-out Cantonese plastic soup containers with a regular ink jet sheet of printing paper. Although both the captured moth and small spider were on a flat surface in my household. Making sure not to allow the sheet of flat paper to wobble and create an opening when moving outside to release the insect. Otherwise it's back to square one with a flying insect that manages to escape your rescue attempt on its life.

My brief household field experiment was successful although making a true prototype of this make shift contraption I hobbled together. Will take a firm working out the kinks if it were to mimic a chamber like the Cantonese plastic soup container in size. With a retractable flap that is secured in place that is still enough not to wobble during transit outside for an insect release.

I do have like Five potential product disclaimers for consumers to keep in mind when using such a novelty product.

1) That such a "Insect Catch & Release Trap" for lack of a better fancy marketers product name. Is not a replacement to a full fledged fumigation if needed in a household. Especially if a health hazard is present with a full blown infestation of bugs. This is common sense, but you never know some people seem to lack such foresight.

2) That such a product will not protect a user from an insect bite.

3) *There are no guarantee's you can capture said land based or flying insect.

(*However there is a higher probability of safely capturing and releasing an insect. With such a lab and field (household) tested consumer product than going it on your own. Instead of using mismatched implements as an improvised insect catch and release chamber trap. By risking your chances of inadvertently killing the insect by mistake.)

4) This product would only be suitable for small to medium sized insects that are land to aerial based.

5) For larger insects such as spiders or scorpions best to either leave them alone or call a pest control professional for assistance.

Those are the 5 legal disclaimers I could envision that would limit some product liability when in use by consumers.

In regards to marketing as an advertising campaign for this novelty product. Perhaps utilize an animation of how and where best to capture flying or land based insects using this product within the home. The televised, Internet, or print media utilized can be comical to lure in (pun intended) consumers as first time purchasers.

Otherwise this unique solution as it was devised in a spirit of goodwill. To aid spiritual or secular pacifists that abhor taking a life, even if its that of a minuscule insect. In this light I Dedicate this Concept to "Nature Spirits". Be they considered as: Fairies, Ancestor Souls, Angels, or what have you in the grand scheme of abundant Life. As my own spirit guides as teachers have told me "Life is Life".

*For those that seek to use alternative means to deter insects please read this article over at PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals). (Link) Natural Pest Control Measures

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statements & Favorite Quotes of the Month

Hello All,

Here in the western world the celebration of "All Hallows Eve" or "Halloween" is fast approaching. Aside from the vast commercialization of our religious holidays predominantly in Christianity. For modern era Pagan or Wiccan faith traditions dove tails right inline with a Roman Catholic holidays more or less celebrating our ancestors. For devout Catholics its "All Saints Day" on November 1st and "All Souls Day" on November 2nd. In the Wiccan tradition it is called "Samhain" commencing on November 1st in celebration of all dearly departed souls. Be they a living person, or a beloved pet as a sacred spiritual entity. The Wiccans believe that this side of physical creation and the afterlife as dimensions of being are the thinnest. Permitting for communicating with the ancestor souls in a festive observance of their former life, present dignity.

I myself I'm not strictly Christian nor am I strictly Pagan. I follow a multi-faith- philosophical tradition based in benevolence (love) in moderation. Many have stated if you believe in everything, you actually believe in nothing. Well my response is everything and nothing make up a living paradox. What does a paradox of everything and nothing represent? The Absolute is the answer, and who is the Absolute? It is to me God(dess) or the God of all gods, be it of the prophet Abraham or of any benevolent faith spiritual or philosophical tradition that upholds the tenets of "Life, Light, & Love". 

That is my self-disclosure to my all inclusive spirituality as the eternal seeker of truth by means of a holy beautiful wisdom. Amen.

Today's "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statements as a trio are on the topics of: Eternity, Friends, and Materialism. In the series of #1018-1020, written originally back in February 2010.

Enjoy as always these thoughtful statements where you may consider for yourselves what you hold dearest.



1018)  Eternity is a non-linear existence in a form best experienced naturally as a soul. That is why it is often compared to Infinity in its best scope and nature of being given endless life. All points of time are fluid as in a state of flux and also paradoxically fixed as a spatial continuum. All points of time and space are accessible to any other point of reference within eternity itself. As a non-linear threshold of entry consummated instantly without predication. It stands on its own self-propelled field of reality or in the case of a soul entity of being itself.

In time it will become understood by learned men and woman of scientific understanding. By their robust methodology of understanding the peculiar distilled into the functional machine. By interacting with so many dimensions of this cosmos as defined layers of observable reality. Than until such a moment in time. Eternity will not be merely a topic for meta-physicians, mystics, and poets in describing the scope and breath of creation itself.

Eternity, is the lasting memory of God as defined in the Divine Mind of a very real mentally created universe. All that has occurred, is occurring, and will occur is both in constant flux and transposed into a perpetual state that is unmovable. Both are true statements, unlike both are not true in all objectively encountered circumstances in the Infinite-verse of creation itself. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


1019)  All friends whether known to us in this life or ones that come and go onward as strangers. Will constantly stream into our lives like a carousel. All will have one thing in common be it spoken directly in word or unspoken dearly so by their silent actions. That is mutual kindness, as an observable form of affection like no other that is instantly appreciated by the life that becomes shared in being human. No matter how such a kinship or in  other words friendship is displayed. What matters is the substance of what is given and received by the good humor, joy, comfort during suffering, wisdom, and most of all love that is offered willingly.

Friends are life savers be it emotionally speaking or literally in whatever form they may appear. The truest of friends as "Best Friends" come to us as Angels in Disguise keeping us in good company. If we are so fortunate enough in this life to encounter and foster numerous friends in a lifetime. Throughout all the stages of our simple or complicated life on this turbulent Earth. Then we are truly blessed in the sight of God, whether we appreciate this truth or not is another matter in question. God(dess), has loved us so deeply by sending us waves of all sorts of good friends in a lifetime.

How we honor such a sacred act of unconditional love as a divine gift is up to us. Do we love one another through friendship or do we become complacent as a social norm taken for granted? Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


1020)  When one seeks comfort, validation, beauty, and prosperity from materialism they are in fact cheating themselves from a greater glory. Yes, it is true as mortal beings one will need material support in order to have a functional life style. However the manna of the Earth is not the only succor that a person will yearn for purposely or blindly in this life. We are spiritual entities first and than mortal beings second made in the likeness and Image of this splendid Earth. We may accidentally shed a limb or upon the hour of our mortal death relinquish this frame we call our physical body.

However we can never forfeit our claim as a spiritual being made in the Image and Likeness of God in spirit as living souls. This birth right is endless without pause, nor subjugation of any other power it is absolute in divine nature. When we say seek first the "Kingdom of God" and all else will be added unto you faithfully. With all your mind, heart, and soul in devotion to God. This means before seeking any material comforts in living a fine life within this present era of the Earth. You are One with God(dess) first and foremost, before you can truly adapt your carnal incarnation to this Earth bound existence.

Peace is always meant to be found as a lasting measure in a spiritual understanding. By living in harmony with your brothers and sisters irrespective of the species of origin. Material goods or structural supports are well and good for the short term. Proving costly to maintain in the long term as all things birthed unto this fading Earth shall one day pass away. Even religions will become historically speaking to another future civilization a fascinating mythology to consider for scholars and the layman alike. The eternal in a spiritual contrast is worth keeping in your most prevalent thoughts. When living a practical and if at all possible a fulfilling life for yourselves and your children's children to come. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


We speak God's wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. --- 1 Corinthians 2:7

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ---Lao Tzu.

Encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.
---1 Thessalonians 5:11

Fulfilled life is possible in spite of unfulfilled wishes. ---Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift. ---Revelation 22:17 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "On Love"


Divine Love does not discriminate, nor does it dictate the values that humanity should adhere to according to its own free will. Whether these values are of faith or of personal character as to be developed. Love accepts fully the graces that are inherent and the vulnerabilities that every soul has within their own being. Without blame, nor self-righteous indignation to cast out anyone that should not belong. Love that is absolute in nature embraces all of Life as itself unconditionally. Doing so in gentleness and with a firm hand to guide the meek and the afflicted back to wholeness. Amen.                                                                                        ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

"Jewels of Truth: The Wayfarer of the Soul", Volume 2 pg. 100

Monday, October 14, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "On God"


God watches the thoughts, words, and actions of all his creations. Not from a distance, but from within our own souls. How much more personal can God be? ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

"Jewels of Truth: A Soul Odyssey Within", Volume 1 pg. 25

Friday, October 11, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "On Reincarnation"


Our souls have never left our place near or within God(dess). We that come to be reborn in the physical world are here to love and be loved. To evolve by Grace unlimited if we so choose to by our own consent. Otherwise we are free to wander creation for our good or ill. Our only standard is to live fully and wisely by unconditional love. Such a goal leads us back to our source God(dess) in Heaven. Where permitted we grow deeply in this life by living well with each other. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

"Jewels of Truth: The Wayfarer of the Soul", Volume 2 pg. 140-141

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "Empty Words Make For Foolish Discourse"

Hello All,

Here in the Western world, perhaps even in some highly developed Eastern countries there is what is known as the 24 hour news cycle. Where the free or highly slanted news press shares at times what could be construed as plain ideological propaganda.  This is where the talking heads are often referred to as Pundits be they a guest or the host themselves on a news show. The days of showcasing fairly opposing views together on a news spot has been lop sided for far too long. Where the one dissenting view as a guest is seated next to two or more regular contributors with objecting viewpoints in a news talk show.

I won't go into naming network names since that defeats the purpose of this "Jewels of Truth" statement #1593. This may not be purely spiritual wisdom, however it may be more so secular wisdom. Still I hope it engages you the reader or wisdom seeker. To think and consider the circus that at least televised news journalism has become a notorious gossip mill in regards to punditry.



1593)  All pundits by their sheer discourse are either of a sound clever mind or are self-serving blowhards. Excited by how they say something more than what it literally means to the masses. Allowing sound bites to rule the moment if not the day just to entertain more than to persuade. A charismatic pundit is a dangerous beast indeed one making no reservation to spew their judgements at large. Authority figures in their own minds for to challenge such a pompous fool is to lower yourself to their inane arena.

All pundits are there to ultimately serve the agenda of themselves, if not worse their employer. The more they speak the more they blather empty words that make them sound big to the ignorant. Talking heads that make accusations come and go by the times and are a dime a dozen. A twist of the phrase sounds agreeable, but be wary of what you are actually agreeing to in part or the whole stance of the issue at hand.

Only true commentators that share more than just opinions, but genuinely share knowledgeable insights and wisdom are to be valued. They heed with intelligent consideration the well balanced thoughts of opposing ideological arguments. That seek not to divide and conquer in debate thus avoiding an off-balanced polarized argument for sensational cheap applause alone. But to literally to enlighten and educate without self gain, lest a well hone and deserved reputation with the public viewer. These are the men and woman to listen and care what they adjudicate by common sense for all to hear and see. Do consider their inherent bias when it comes to their values. Be they openly professed or held close to the vest just in case they don't contradict themselves in public. Amicable terms may not always be offered, and yet getting to the near root of the matter in question is no less important.

Otherwise we'll all be dazzled by the charades of pundits seeking to awe us into stupidity at first chance. Be not willful cattle in not developing your own well informed independent thinking. Only a well informed society be it democratic or otherwise will secure itself a near truthful reality.  ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "All Noble Strength Comes From Within"

Hello All,

Since I'm finding my pace to posting at least three times a week at my various outlets. Where I share my written works of spiritual wisdom for our combined spiritual upliftment. Today I penned #1590 in the series on the topic of Strength. That a person's true source of strength at least meta-physically comes from God as our ethereal manna from Heaven.

I hope as the world of which our spirits in unity find difficulty with each other. That we remember the source of all things blessed can only be achieved by our unified determination for good works. Lest that ideal we may achieve success in the world, but it shall be fleeting and transitory every single time. Only with the Divine for those of an active faith in God can find lasting solutions in our shared troubled world.



1590)  All strength comes from within, no matter if it comes from the body or the heart. For to focus solely on your talented strengths gives little room for anything else that is false to enter. Like staring at a mighty sun all else is blotted out from your vision. By developing your positive nature first you are given strength, power, and opportunity to grow. Be well in such a place so you may enjoy the course your life may take. Do not fall victim to petty egotistical thinking of being superior to your peers. For your peers may very well be skilled in a talent that your inferior at in practice. No one man or woman is perfect like an Angel. People may become near perfect in forms that foster excellence, but that is all. In focusing upon your strengths or talents first you also inadvertently improve your weaknesses to a relative degree as well. This becomes a "Win / Win" scenario with your own self overall.

Be still by practicing your abilities in moderation the reward means your sanity stays at its own pace. There is no need to force outcomes or rush blindly into places where you are ill prepared to encounter. Like any well versed athlete your breath as a pump must be used as an ally. Not haphazardly in a mindless fashion all will be revealed when you live by your truest inner tempo. The rest as the finer details will resolve themselves on a case by case basis.

Be true to your heart first, than allow your logical and analytical mind to sift for gold, like an ardent gold prospector. For to lead with your intellectual mind becomes a travesty by divorcing you from your union with God and the Divine. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo. 

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Jewels of Truth Statement: "On Living"


The effigies of our lives are living sculptures for which there is little to compare amongst all. We are living embodiments of other forms condensed into the medium we call humanity. We believe that we have no equals to ourselves and this is where we always err. Life itself dwarfs us into humility, whether we agree with it or not. We are the artists stroke ascending and descending by the curvatures of our lives. We act as critics, but we are truly artists in disguise at least unwittingly from our own intentions. We are Alive!                              ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

"Jewels of Truth: The Wayfarer of the Soul", Volume 2 pg. 96-97