Astrologie kann mit einigem Recht als die ältere Schwester der Psychologie bezeichnet werden - existiert sie doch seit mehr als 3000 Jahren.
Beide Disziplinen beschäftigen sich mit der Psyche, mit dem Wesen des Menschen. Wie in der Astrologie gibt es auch unter den Psychologen unter-schiedliche Richtungen und Schulen. Manche bevorzugen wissenschaftliche Ansätze - soweit das bei einer so komplexen Materie wie der menschlichen Psyche möglich ist - andere folgen eher alternativen, ganzheitlichen Konzepten. Letztere zeigen häufig Parallelen zu der Astrologie und lassen sich sehr fruchtbar mit ihr kombinieren. Zu diesen gehört zum Beispiel die Analytische Psychologie Carl Gustav Jungs.
Die Rubriken "Astro Wissen" und "Astro Spezial" sind wahre Highlights dieser Seite. Und natürlich die Ephemerieden plus die Gratishoroskope.
Seriöse Astrologie garantiert!
Astrology, having existed for more than 3000 years, can consider itself to be the elder sister of psychology.
Both disciplines concern themselves with the psyche. As with astrology, there are different branches and schools of psychology. Some prefer scientific approaches - if this is possible with the complexity of the human psyche and others follow holistic or alternative concepts. These latter approaches often display parallels to astrology and combine easily with it. Among them is Carl Gustav Jung's Analytical Psychology.
Heavy weight Swiss astrology site with a popular approach. Strongly orientated towards the psychological viewpoint, with free ephemerides and calculation services. "Understanding Astrology" and "Special Interest Areas" are real highlights.
Astrodienst is an excellent resource for all those interested in serious astrology.
In fact, the evolution of Buddhism in Asia and its spread throughout the world is, from a spiritual point of view, none other than the unfolding of karuna in history. Nowhere is this more explicitly exemplified than in the Chinese assimilation of Buddhism. Few would deny that the defining symbol of this integration is the goddess, who with her sweet and merciful disposition, has won the hearts of not only the Chinese, but also profoundly affected even those who, belonging to a foreign tradition, have only had a fleeting interaction with her. This divine female is none other than Kuan Yin, beloved goddess of over a billion people the world over. Her name too signifies her compassionate nature, literally meaning 'One who hears the cries of the world.'
Khajuraho temples, now only twenty-four of the original eighty-five surviving, are great shrines of love. Devastating winds, torrential rains, charring summers, rocking lands, rapacious hands of man, nature's cruelties and heavy booted feet of time spanning them inch by inch and layer to layer, deprived them much of their vigor - lips of their smiles, eyes of their glow, bodily curves of their passionate yearnings and gestures, and figures of their wholesome impact, but despite they are still amongst the finest works of art that man's creative genius might claim to have ever created on the earth. Whatsoever human imagination conceives, it will fall short of the magnificence that these stone structures breathe.
More significant is the Indian perception of the cosmic act, to which whatever exists- the invisible or the visible, the timeless or the ephemeral, contributes. As perceives the Indian mind, cosmic activity is a totality and all things- the formal or the formless, are obliged to not only co-exist but also co-act, as it is in the action and not in inertness that the existence prevails.
The Trinity -- Click the picture for a larger view
Thus, whether as the creator or as the created, in cosmic existence all things have a role. As such, an entity, even when it does not formally manifest, may manifest in the role that it accomplishes. Such cosmic activity has three aspects- the creation, the preservation and the dissolution. Creation is the one time Divine act, under which the cosmos came into being, as also a recurrent activity happening in things- the material and the non-material, whereby they take to new forms. Some systems of thought perceive it also as evolution.
All things- the material or non-material, manifest or unmanifest or good or bad, by which the existence or life sustains, are aspects of preservation. Like creation, dissolution is also the one time as well as recurrent activity happening in all things, as before they take to new forms their old ones dissolve. These three aspects rotate in a cycle, which never ends and is thus eternal and absolute.
The word karma is derived from the Sanskrit root 'kri,' meaning 'to do,' implying that all action is karma. Technically, the term incorporates both an action and its consequence. Thus Garuda's karma consisted of the act of carrying away the bird and also its consequent snatching by the cruel hands of destiny. Hence, a deed, pure in its content, led to an apparently unfavorable outcome. Through this subtle tale, we are made to confront a dilemma which constantly recurs in our own lives, namely, the relative impurity and purity of an action. Is an action to be deemed positive or negative solely on the basis of the result it generates? Or, is there some other criterion? Indeed there is. What determines the nature of the karma is the will or intention behind an act.
Yama the God of Death -- Click for a larger view
As is mentioned in the Buddhist text Anguttara Nikaya, published by the Pali Text Society, "It is will (chetana), that I call karma; having willed, one acts through body, speech or mind."
On the hunt for a conspiracy theory by Christian Science Monitor. (English) A constant search for the story behind the story distracts us from really listening to each other and seeing the world as it really is.
X Files Opened: The National Security Agency's UFO Investigations Unearthed by Space.com. (English) “Well, it turns out that the government does have something to hide, but it has nothing to do with extraterrestrials,” said Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, D.C.
Dozens of UFOs reported over Wales by icWales. (English) MoD (Ministry of Defence) figures show 28 reports of UFO sightings in Wales in the past three years cannot be explained.
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Erst seit rund 50 Jahren geistert das Rätsel um Rennes-le-Château in den Medien. Seither wurde alles komplexer und komplizierter mit neuen Theorien und Vermutungen. Was wissen wir heute? Eigentlich nichts wirklich - aber die Geschichten sind spannend.
Rennes-le-Château ist ein auf den ersten Blick eher unscheinbares französisches Dorf am Rand der Pyrenäen. Trotzdem ist seine Geschichte zu einem Mysterium geworden ... Es heißt: Um 1900 sei der Dorfpfarrer Abbé Bérenger Sauniere auf etwas gestoßen, das ihn quasi über Nacht zu einem unermesslich reichen Mann gemacht hat. Spuren zu seinem "Schatz" - handelt es sich dabei wirklich um den "Gral"? - soll er in der Maria Magdalena geweihten Dorfkirche hinterlassen haben, die er als "schrecklichen Ort" bezeichnet hat. In dieser sonderbaren kleinen Kirche werden die Besucher vom Dämon Asmodeus, dem "Wächter der verborgenen Schätze", begrüsst.
Hunderte Forscher haben sich inzwischen mit dem Phänomen Rennes-le-Château auseinandergesetzt - und sind im Laufe ihrer Recherchen und Untersuchungen zu ganz unterschiedlichen Ergebnissen gekommen.
Die Spuren der ominösen Geschichte um Abbé Saunière führen zu den Schätzen der Merowinger, Westgoten und Tempelritter - und zu den Anfängen des Christentums. Ist Jesus nicht bei der Kreuzigung, sondern erst viel später bei Rennes-le-Château gestorben? Hat Sauniere das Jesusgrab entdeckt? Oder doch eher das wahre Grab der Maria Magdalena? Stand er tatsächlich in Verbindung zu einem Geheimbund? Befinden sich die Salomonischen Tempelschätze samt Bundeslade oder Menhora tatsächlich in der Umgebung von Rennes-le-Château, wie vermutet wird? Oder ist das alles nur eine nette Ansammlung von Legenden, an denen im Endeffekt allerdings nichts dran ist?
Bietet sehr ausführliche Informationen und Geschichten, Fotographien (die es sonst nirgendwo gibt) und Verbindungen zu Geheimnissen.
Périllos blickt auf eine nicht minder interessante Geschichte zurück, wie Rennes-le-Château. Mehr noch: beide Orte scheinen unabdingbar miteinander zu tun zu haben. Seit vier Jahrzehnten erforscht André Douzet die Historie des Dorfes. Er kann dabei auch auf die Recherchen seines Großvaters zurückgreifen, der sich ebenfalls stark mit der Thematik auseinandergesetzt und den jungen André Douzet dafür begeistert hat.
Weitere Infos dazu bei Société Périllos - der Hauptteil ist in Englisch, ein kleiner Teil in Deutsch (oben rechts klicken).
January 24, 1917: A few people are standing in the small churchyard in Rennes-le-Chateau, watching silently as the coffin of Berenger Sauniere is lowered into his grave. Of these people, how many truly know the secret that is being buried with this charismatic priest ? This question was not of much interest to anyone for the 50 years that followed the burial; yet when the story was rediscovered in the 1960s, it awoke the curiosity of many people both in France and abroad.
From then on the phenomenon only increased, and led to the writing of many books (some more reliable than others), but unfortunately no solution has ever been found to explain the mystery of Sauniere's sudden wealth.
Offers very detailed information, although navigation may be difficult. Offers scans and detailed histories, photographs, and links to related mysteries. Lots of unique content and many photos not found anywhere else.
Very in depth site begins with background and history, analysis of parchments and codes; also offers scans of documents, maps, photos, and more.
The mystery of Rennes-le-Château first appeared in the media about fifty years ago. Since then, it has diversified and become more and more complex with new theories and discoveries. In this connection you should deal with Périllos.
Périllos has also an interesting history and it seems both places have things in common. For four decades André Douzet investigates the history of the village: Société Périllos (English)
If you are looking for Mike Oldfield like he was been in the past - this 2 CD set is not for you.
"Light & Shade" is almost New Age and many fans of Mike wasn't very happy with his latest album. The sound is a mixture of chill-out (Light) and techno-rock (Shade). For me Mike produced timeless, unique and inspirational music.
Mike Oldfield about "Angelique": "That's the name of one a pre-set on one of my synths. As usual, I start off by just building the music up, and this piece turned out to sound angelic. I can't explain how it happens, as I say I just hit the buttons. I emerge from my studio every three days with a track and I'm exhausted! It feels like giving birth."
Listen "Angelique" (full) from CD 1 "Light":
Mike Oldfield about "Quicksilver": "To me, this is not dance music, it's music with a dance beat. In this particular case, I wanted to recreate movement underwater, with dolphins and bubbles. When I lived in Ibiza, I saw dolphins on bow wave of a ship, which was special."
Listen "Quicksilver" (full) from CD 2 "Shade":
Blame it on the moon by Anchorage Daily News. (English) As the Earth's constant celestial companion -- rumored to have a dark side that it categorically denies -- the moon gets blamed for everything, from natural disasters to the fathering of children.
With a full moon rising Wednesday, now is as good a time as any to indulge in a little stream-of-consciousness moon lust. Moon folklore, fact and fantasy.
Ghosts not as scary as usually portrayed by Philippine Daily Inquirer. (English) Instead of recycled and imaginary ghost stories it would make more sense if media concentrated on providing authoritative and unbiased information about the real nature of spirits, how they affect the living and how the living affect them.
This is so true!
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It is generally accepted that we live in the present. The past has passed and the future is still to happen. Therefore:
We cannot change our past and the future is still uncertain.
That means also that nobody can really know what will happen in the future. You could make educated guesses but knowing it is impossible, as that would require that in some way or another the future should already exist.
The idea that the future already happened is impossible to comprehend. Besides, the thought that the future is known, fixed or pre-defined could easily lead to wide spread fatalism.
If the future however, is not fixed, it cannot be known and then predicting it with accuracy is consequently impossible and as a result true prophecy cannot exist either. However, history tells us about many prophets that supposedly received true prophecy.
The well-known prophet Michel Nostradamus, born 1503 in France, left us with almost a thousand prophetic quatrains. The book of Nostradamus has recently attracted renewed interest as people link current world events to his prophecies, suggesting that he knew our future. But how can that be possible? If he really did know, then how did he get that information? According to his own writing he used occult practices to receive messages from an occult source, although he never revealed in detail how he managed to do such thing.
The artwork I create could best be described as psychedelic visionary art. It is focused around the mystical, spiritual and the imagination. In many ways it also embraces the hippy and psychedelic culture of the 60s and early 70s.
The pictures are created digitally and built up rather like an architectural structure. They start with the creation and exploration of a fractal, which then becomes the foundation and background of the picture.
Upon these backgrounds I then build the picture by creating the foregrounds such as planets, trees, stars and people by using layers. In most cases the picture has to move through several programs before completion. After adding various textures and materials to the image and applying the final touches with some of the paint tools in Photoshop the picture is finally complete.
Picture Realm - The Magical Art of Psychedelic Trance Fantasy the Surreal Space Sci-fi New Age and the Spiritual by Brian Exton.
Satanic curses by The Scotsman. (English) In september this year, a woman in Guyana was convicted of bludgeoning a friend to death. Her friend, she explained, was possessed, and she was trying to beat the Devil out.
Engineering Aliens by Astrobiology Magazine. (English) What would you call an alien if you encountered it on the street tomorrow? What if that alien didn't come from another world but rather was created in a laboratory right here on Earth and functioned differently from other Earth life?
Are We All Aliens? The New Case for Panspermia by Space.com. (English) In interviews with more than a half dozen respected scientists in diverse fields, it's clear that panspermia, or at least some aspects of the theory, is poised to jump to the forefront of study among scientists who seek to understand where and how life began.
El cucuy has roots deep in border folklore by The Brownsville Herald. (English) Social sciences professor Manuel Medrano said popular legend describes cucuy as a small humanoid with glowing red eyes that hides in closets or under the bed.
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Every one of us has our very own light cone which defines for us the present state of the Universe, along with what we experience as logical causality and thus the passage of time. Every light cone is unique, so no one can ever precisely agree on what is happening where or when. Of course, the differences are negligible except under relativistic conditions, such as near the speed of light or the singularity of a black hole, but they are real and they are there, all the time. The "wherewhens" of spacetime are relative. In fact, since everything we see in space, from our own bodies to the distant quasars, are images from the past, the actual present state of the Universe is never seen.
Of Quasars & Quanta - A fascinating tour of the Universe with emphasis on the convergence of modern science and ancient mysticism. (English)
That Light is not somewhere "else", not somewhere "beyond" our physical existence, nor is it simply a universal condition that existed in the distant past and is now out of reach. It shines within us right now as the very source of our being. In that Light, we are quite literally unified with the entire Universe. We always have been and always will be.
This transcendental state of unity is certainly an abstract concept, and in metaphysical languages we might have to refer to it as a higher dimension, but that higher dimension is not separate from our everyday experience of the physical world. On the contrary, it provides the very substance of our entire experience of being here now. It is the "stuff" of both consciousness and matter, from our living bodies to inanimate rocks to the distant quasars. If that Cosmic Light were not shining forth at this very moment, nothing whatsoever would exist.
Of Light & Life - Timeless metaphysics within the limits of our perspective. (English)
Found by CosmicLight : Science with Spirit Metaphysical cosmology is generally not taken seriously within the framework of modern scientific thought. This is understandable. Metaphysics by nature is nonobjective, so it is ruled out by definition in conventional science where theories and ideas must remain just that unless verified objectively.
Do you know the Fate Magazine - True Reports of the Strange & Unknown? (English)
From psychics and Spiritualists, archaeological hotspots and fringe science, to authoritative UFO and paranormal investigations, and readers' personal strange and unknown experiences, FATE articles are factual, informative, and entertaining. FATE's unique mix serves the growing audience of people seeking both answers and entertainment.
Free content offered in the November issue includes:
Alien Artifacts in the Solar System? by Curt Sutherly In late 1991 a strange object approached and passed within celestial spitting distance of the Earth, causing surprise, and some disquiet, among astronomers before vanishing back into the depths of space. The object was catalogued as “1991 VG,” and to this day it remains a mystery.
Dr James McDonald's Fight for UFO Science by Ann Druffel McDonald was interested in “occupant sightings” also, which involved unknown creatures viewed by reliable witnesses near landed UFOs, but realized that such sightings involved psychological aspects that he did not feel qualified to research.
Am letzten Donnerstag, 10. November erschien in der Schweizer Boulevardzeitung "Blick" folgender Artikel:
UFO Jagd - Schweizer Luftwaffe auf heisser Mission
Ufo-Alarm am Schweizer Himmel! F/A-18-Kampfjets stiegen sofort auf. Mit fast 1000 km/h jagten sie die unbekannten Eindringlinge. ... Im laufenden Jahr kamen die Kampfjets schon zu neun "Hotmissions". In vier Fällen konnte der "Bandit", wie Eindringlinge bezeichnet werden, identifiziert werden. Es waren Segelflugzeuge und Privatpiloten im falschen Luftraum. Aber fünf Ufos entkamen ... Spurlos.
Relax and listen to the sound of water cascading from sculpted copper tubes over natural slate into a pool of water.
Designed by Nayer Kazemi. He believes that seeing, feeling and hearing the sound of water, brings peace and tranquility to many aspects of our lives.
Recreate the babbling brook, the rushing waterfall with the decorative Kenroy Hunter Pagoda Fountain. The relaxing sound and healing benefits of falling water creates an oasis of peace, calm and tranquility in interior environments with the Pagoda Tabletop Water Fountain.
Inspired by Zen, Feng Shui, Haiku and more ... Escape from the stress of the moment as streams of water cascade downward across natural, polished river rocks. Clear your mind as nature's original lullaby slowly melts away your tension: Indoor Water Fountains
Ancient Egyptians used helicopters and airplanes for battles? by Pravda. (English) Well-known Egyptologist Alan Alford left to the Nile banks to study the Abydos mystery. The researcher studied the mysterious hieroglyphs and made sure that what seemed absolutely incredible was in fact quite real. Alford told journalists that ancient Egyptians had depicted a real helicopter model as if they made the engravings from life.
With a little help from their Martian ancestors, no doubt.
How the dead live by The Telegraph. (English) The book elaborates Tibetan Buddhist teaching on the journey of the consciousness through the three stages, or bardos, of dying; the moment of death, the intermediate state between death and rebirth, and the process of rebirth itself. Central to the text is the belief that death presents the greatest opportunity to gain liberation, and so to step off the endless wheel of suffering that is held to characterise worldly existence.
For the first time in 1,300 years, the great Tibetan Book of the Dead has been translated into English. Mick Brown reports.
Available in Jan-Feb 2006. Definitely one for the serious bookshelf.
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Giambattista della Porta (also known as Giovanni Battista Della Porta or John Baptist Porta) was a polymath who dabbled in nearly everything. "Magiae Naturalis", his first book, is also his best known work and the basis of his reputation. The first edition, which consisted of four books, appeared in 1558; an expanded edition of twenty books was first published in 1589. Della Porta was a hugely influential figure in Naples around 1600.
From Della Porta’s book published in English as Natural Magick in 1658:
There are two sorts of Magick; the one is infamous, and unhappy, because it has to do with foul Spirits, and consists of incantations and wicked curiosity; and this is called Sorcery; an art which all learned and good men detest; neither is it able to yield an truth of reason or nature, but stands merely upon fancies and imaginations, such as vanish presently away, and leave nothing behind them; as Jamblicus writes in his book concerning the mysteries of the Egyptians. The other Magick is natural; which all excellent wise men do admit and embrace, and worship with great applause; neither is there any thing more highly esteemed, or better thought of, by men of learning. The most noble Philosophers that ever were, Pythagorus, Empedocles, Democritus, and Plato, forsook their own countries, and lived
abroad as exiles and banished men, rather than as strangers; and all to search out and to attain this knowledge; and when they came home again, this was the Science which they professed, and this they esteemed a profound mystery. They that have been most skillful in dark and hidden points of learning, do call this knowledge the very highest point, and the perfection's of Natural Sciences; inasmuch that if they could find out or devise amongst all Natural Sciences, any one thing more excellent or more wonderful then another, that they would still call by the name of Magick.
Nature Magick - in twenty books - by Giambattista della Porta (I538-I6I5).
Include the origins of ancient magic, the definition of a magician throughout history and across cultures, magic's medicinal applications, plus miscellaneous material under chapter headings such as "Of the Generation of Animals", "Of the Production of New Plants", "Of Changing Metals", and "Of Physical Experiments".
He wrote on cryptography, meteorology, physics, astrology, physiognomy, mathematics, and fortification. Further observations upon geology, optics, medicines, poisons, cooking, metallurgy and magnetism as well as cosmetics, perfumes, gunpowder and invisible writing.
Ich bin auch dabei. Es stimmt- deine Arbeit ist wunderschön und wir vermissen deine Präsenz. Deshalb besuchen wir dich immer mal wieder und hoffen, dass es dir gut geht. Viele liebe und dankbare Grüße Von Mona
I think the focal point of mainstream religion has changed - http://www.ebook-search-queen.com/ebook/reli/religion+and+ethics.all.html .That’s part of the “see the world in black and white” that the fundamentalists find so important about their “my way or the highway to hell”. Its far easier to use religion as the label for making oneself feel better or more important than someone else. I don’t murder, so I’m better/God loves me more than…
I have to link to this blog because I think that is so important when it comes to manifestation and getting what you want in life. All the great successful people in the world today did some form of visualization. And a vision board is one of the most powerful manifestation tools to date in my opinion.
Looking so Kumbh Mela of 1895 is wonderful, the power of a faith like that, that can make multitudes upon multitudes of the old and weak and the young and frail enter without hesitation or complaint upon such.
Only a supremely powerful intellect could pierce of veil of hypnotic deception to bring the truth to the teeming masses of smooth-brained mouthbreathers that we all must be. Such courage and mental prowess in the mind of a single person. Thank you so much for attempting to free me of my mental prison of hypnotic malaise. His neck must be substantially stronger than the average “man-on-the-street” to…
idk if they are real or not. i’ve never seen them. but as big as this earth is, wt makes you think we’re the only one’s here. we have animals. y wouldn’t there be any other animals we don’t know about? think about it. there is a lot of things we thought were real a long time ago that wasn’t. like the world being flat. n things we thought…
of course mermaids and mermen are real, maybe not thease ones but were d yu think thay got the idea from,if no one believes in thease myths then christmas wouldnt be, all the stories for children wouldnt be oh how sad, and thats coming from me a banshe with a leprichourn for a husband lol..x