Tuesday, 28. March 2006
Solar Eclipse: Stories From the Path of Totality


The light of day begins to fade in the middle of the morning. Looking up, you catch a glimpse of what looks like a disk of pure blackness sliding across the face of the sun. Soon the blackness has almost completely covered the sun, and dusk is falling over the land. The air cools. The birds are silent and still. What do you feel as the light drops away? Is an eclipse frightening? Beautiful? Or both at once?

Solar Eclipse: Stories From the Path of Totality. (English)

Tomorrow, on March 29, 2006, a total solar eclipse will occur when the new moon moves directly between the sun and the earth. The moon’s shadow will fall on the eastern tip of Brazil, speed eastward across the Atlantic, through northern Africa, across the Mediterranean, and into Turkey, where an Exploratorium team will be waiting.

Don't miss it! The Total Solar Eclipse: Live from Turkey.
Category: Astrology & Astronomy |


A comprehensive Word Index and a large number of cross-references make it equally easy to find signs that are related to each other. In addition, the Appendices contain discussions on especially interesting aspects of ideograms, including the historical development of signs and meanings, ancient American ideograms, the signs of the alchemists and much more.

It serves both as a resource for professionals and a general reference tool for anyone interested in graphic cultural heritage.


Symbols - Encyclopedia of Western Signs and Ideograms contains approximately 2,500 Western signs. In 1,600 articles their histories, uses, and meanings. (English)
Category: Symbols & Geometry |

Hot News or Hoax?


Fake Psychics Drive Me Insane by Durango Herald. (English)
Paul David Forshey, who studied at the Berkeley Psychic Institute in Marin County, Calif., and practices healing arts in Bayfield and Durango, said that he tries to find a person's truth by listening to intuition and practicing a higher awareness of human feeling. "I believe that 80 or 90 percent of healing is awareness," he said.

Hollywood Oddities: Three Men & A Ghost by Hollywood News. (English)
The movie "Three Men and a Baby" is notorious not because it was directed by Mr. Spock or because Steve Guttenberg wasn't that bad an actor in it, but because of a blink-and-you'll-miss-it "ghost" who invited himself on the set.

Lecture Makes Ghost Stories Real by Marin Independent Journal. (English)
Auerbach says it's not at all surprising that a dead person might be a little flirtatious. After all, he says, ghosts are people, too. "People who are dead behave the way they did when they were alive," Auerbach said. "They don't become evil, and they don't suddenly gain wisdom."

A Mountain of Mystery by Colorado Springs Gazette. (English)
America’s favorite mountain has no shortage of horror stories, tall tales, myths — and even a true legend or two scattered among them. There are the resident killer rats devouring babies. There’s the sea monster slithering through a mountain lake; there’s the buried treasure that still awaits discovery.

Some news-links do not last long. In this case please send me a note.
Category: News & Stories |

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