Walter Pullen's Homepage
Who am I? Welcome to my homepage! :-) This page started as an "about
the author" for the Astrolog homepage. Here I
list various details about myself and things I've done, with a focus on that
which may be found elsewhere on the Net. In other words, much of this is a
summary of the pages one might find if they enter my name into a search engine.
Anyway, below are some of my interests:
I'm an astrologer. If you came here from the Astrolog homepage, that much
should be obvious. :-) I'm probably best known in the astrology world for
creating the freeware astrology program Astrolog 6.20.
I also do interpretations, although I don't do readings for people as often as
I used to once I started really working with the program.
- My natal chart: I was born
November 19th, 1971 at 11:01am PST in Seattle,
WA (122W19:59, 47N36:35). That makes me a Scorpio with a Sagittarius Moon
and Capricorn rising, and a Pig in the Chinese Zodiac.
planets: I have an interest in esoteric astrology, and beyond that,
metaphysics in general. This is something I once wrote up about hypothetical or
etheric planets in our solar system, and the spiritual planes surrounding us. A
diagram that accompanied this article when it was printed in volume IV of
AstroMind magazine can be seen here.
- Sign interpretations: Here are some
thoughts on what the twelve signs of the zodiac mean, and their opportunities
jokes: How many Capricorns does it take to change a lightbulb? I
co-authored this page containing lightbulb jokes for the twelve zodiac signs.
- Rune images: I'm interested in
other forms of divination in addition to astrology. I own and read tarot cards,
and to a lesser extent runes. Here's an image of the 25 runes I once posted.
This picture, like the crop circles one below, has a top and left border but
not bottom and right, since it's meant to be used as a desktop background
- Dreamspell: The Dreamspell (or:
The Journey of Timeship Earth 2013) was created by Jose Arguelles and is based
on the Mayan spiritual calendar. In 1993 I wrote a simple MS-DOS program that
converts standard Gregorian calendar dates into Dreamspell dates and displays
information about them (in other words it duplicates the contents of the
Dreamspell kit) which may be downloaded here.
We are spiritual beings having a physical experience, not the other way
around! Life is for growing, learning, expressing ourselves, being ourselves,
realizing our Oneness with everyone, and experiencing the love that exists
everywhere. :-) Great newsgroups I used to post to a fair amount, i.e. where I
published some of the items below, are talk.religion.newage
- Morya Federation: This
school of Meditation, Study, and Service offers a five year course based on the
Trans-Himalayan Esoteric Tradition. I've been a student since 2009, where a
diagram I made for a final paper can be seen here.
- Astara homepage: This spiritual
organization publishes a number of books and other tools to assist in personal
growth. I've been a member since 1990, where a bitmap I made of their logo may
be seen here.
- Egypt trip: In 1997 I went on a
two week tour to Egypt organized by Astara, where I got to visit the Pyramids
and all. A picture of me inside the Queen's Chamber of the Great Pyramid may be
- Ireland trip: In May 2004 I went to
Ireland for a week and a half for the 11:11 6th Gate Activation Master
- India trip: In October 2004 I went to
India for two weeks for the 11:11 7th Gate Activation Master Cylinder. My
description and experience of the 7th Gate can be read here.
- Spain trip: In February 2007 I went to
Spain for a week and a half for the 11:11 8th Gate Part 1 Activation Master
- Peru trip: In May 2009 I went to Peru
and Bolivia for two weeks for the 11:11 8th Gate Part 2 Activation Master
- Spiritual quotes: I collect spiritual
quotes and have put together a collection of 231 sayings on this page. If I
were going to describe my philosophy, these quotes taken together would do a
reasonable job of covering it. There's a couple I came up with myself in there
- Spiritual haiku: A small selection of
Haiku poems I've written.
- Centers of consciousness list: My
thoughts on seven centers of consciousness we go through on our journey from
when we first enter the human kingdom from animals, fairies, or whatever, to
when we ascend from it and become Masters, Angels, etc.
- UFO ship images: I believe Earth
is not alone in the universe and we are regularly visited by beings from other
worlds. I also believe these beings (including the ones known as Zeta
Reticulans or Greys) are friendly and here to assist our planet through its
collective adolescence. One of the most common visitors are the Pleiadians.
The next time one of their beamships lands in your backyard, don't just stare
at it wonderingly, but use this UFO ship file I put together to identify it,
and start up an intelligent conversation with them. :-)
interactions: If the Greys are nice, then why are they abducting us?
Here's an article on the various ways our respective societies are helping and
learning from each other.
vs. evil extraterrestrials: Philosophical insights into the concept of
"good" and "evil" extraterrestrials, warfare between solar
systems, and whether Earth is at any risk of being invaded or whatever.
Transcribed from a channeling of Bashar.
races: So who are these guys anyway? A description of some of the main
races dealing with Earth, from the book "UFO Contact from the
Pleiades", by Wendelle Stevens. (I transcribed and posted this article to
Usenet back in 1992; I didn't expect it to be later put on the Web, but since
someone did, which I certainly don't mind, I might as well include a link to
- Crop circles: Here's a small
bitmap I made showing a few patterns. Many crop circles are created by
extraterrestrial beings. Although there are quite a few hoaxes out there, as
there are with UFO sightings, there are many legitimate ones too.
- Pentagram: I created and posted
this image of a pentagram to alt.pagan a number of
years ago. The pentagram is a pagan symbol which to me at least represents the
higher mind (top point) achieving mastery of the four elements (other points)
through spiritual growth.
- Maypole dance: May Day or
Beltane is (along with Halloween or Samhain) my favorite day in the wheel of
the year. This animated GIF shows the weaving done during a Maypole dance. It
can be seen in the Fremont Arts Council's May Day event page here.
- Inner Beauty: I try to support not just
my own spiritual evolution and creative expressions, but also that of others.
This page features a talk about inner versus outer beauty.
- Labyrinth of Life:
My blog containing a selection of articles on spiritual topics.
- Evolution of the Spirit: My book
"Evolution of the Spirit: Our Journey Through the Universe" has its
own page. :-)
- The Labyrinth Oracle: My divination system
"The Labyrinth Oracle: Cards for the Spiritual Path" has its own
I graduated from the University of
Washington in 1992, with a B.S. in Computer
Science. Like many people, I'm interested in computer graphics.
- Stonehenge: This is a picture I
did for a class assignment in the graphics class CSE 457. The image is Phong
shaded with two colored light sources. It's not perfect, e.g. the patches don't
mesh smoothly on a couple of the standing stones (and it also looks better in
24 bit color but this image is converted to a 256 color palette) but I got a
3.9 in the class anyway. :-)
- Geometric shapes: I created this
image for fun during college one summer with a custom program, in the object
oriented language Smalltalk-80. The definitions for the shapes were laid out,
where this image is really a snapshot of an animation where all the shapes were
rotating at once. The top five shapes are the five Platonic Solids. The rest
excluding the two rhombus sided ones are most of the Archimedian Polyhedra.
Note the truncated icosahedron is the same pattern as is on a soccer ball.
I've had the adventure of playing many of the most popular and fun computer
games that have come out. Although games tend to focus on experiences as
opposed to being creative, here are still some things I've put together in
relation to them.
A screenshot of one of my characters in the Allakhazam equipment vault. Another
character may be seen here.
of Might and Magic III: I created a map with a theme based on the
elements. A review may be read here.
of Empires: I created a campaign called "Minoan Adventures",
containing six scenarios, including one where you play Theseus and have to slay
Turned based galactic empire building. I put together a list of and strategies
for using the secret Mystery Trader ship parts. Also a guide on picking lesser
racial traits may be read here.
- DOOM: As
can be expected from a Scorpio, I know where all the secret areas were, and
helped write the secrets list in The DOOM FAQ.
In college this was my first multiplayer game, standing for Network Star Trek.
I helped contribute to the list of Netrek definitions of questionable tactics.
One of the most fun and extensive D&D games, even though it's pure text. I
wrote the Nethack Purity Test.
When not hacking away at the computer, I enjoy hiking
and climbing mountains. The most difficult peak I've reached the top of is
Rainier. In 1996 I ascended Mt. Whitney,
the highest mountain in the continental United States. More pictures of me
hiking may be seen here, here, and here.
- Greece trip: In August 2007 my wife
Jessica and I went to Greece for two and a half weeks to celebrate our
- Survivor: My interest in the TV show
Survivor has its own page.
- Mazes & Labyrinths: My Maze and
Labyrinth interest has its own pages. Think Labyrinth!
This site produced by Walter D.
Pullen (see Astrolog homepage), hosted on astrolog.org and Magitech, created using Microsoft FrontPage, page last updated
August 8, 2017.