Come inside Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery, located in Singapore. Not that you have to leave your chair to go there! Moving your mouse over this vast complex, you can let yourself in wherever you like. Not only that, each time you do, information about about what you see - including the architecture, different Buddhist statues and interior decoration - is provided.
Indian cult kills children for goddess by The Observer. (English) In Bulandshahr, the nearest town of any description, locals whispered darkly of happenings in Barha. Their advice was unanimous: 'Don't go. It is an evil place. The people there are cursed.'
Hooked on Online Psychics by The New York Times. (English) Over the last 10 years this graduate of New York University, daughter of two computer scientists and otherwise rational adult in her 30's found herself spending more money on the services of tarot readers, palmists, clairvoyants and clairaudients (they hear voices) than some young actors spend on their cars. She paid one woman to read the sediment swirls at the bottom of a cup of Greek coffee.
Vorspiel auf dem Friedhof - Fussball und Hexerei in Afrika von Spiegel Online. MIT PICS. (German) Geköpfte Hühner, verfluchte Gegner, nächtliche Friedhofsbesuche: Oliver Becker hat einen Film über spirituelle Rituale im afrikanischen Fußball gedreht. SPIEGEL ONLINE sprach mit dem Afrika-Kenner über die Zeremonien der Hexenmeister und zeigt Eindrücke in Wort, Bild und Ton.
This relaxation video offers a simple and pleasant way to diminish the effects of life's usual worries and concerns.
Virtual Serenity: The Journey Within features live scenic views of Lake Tahoe, California’s Big Sur beaches, majestic Redwoods and the Native American flute soundtrack by Coyote Oldman, one of America’s popular New Age instrumentalist.
This streaming video takes 22 minutes 38 seconds.
Produced by Marshall Masters.
Some of the most spectacular illustration in the history of astronomy. Rich with symbolism, Cellarius' atlas features representations of mythological figures, portraits of astronomers and other historical personages embellishing the technical charts.
First hemisphere with the Christian constellations.
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One of the most unusual charts in the Cellarius compendium is this rendition of Julius Schiller's Christianised firmament, in which Greek mythology was replaced by figures from the Old and New Testaments and from early Church history. From the Old Testament, for example, Job was substituted for Indus; Aaron for Grus and Phoenix and the Archangel Raphael replaces Toucan and Hydrus.
Selenographic diagram of phases and appearances of the Moon
Printed in 1661, it is an atlas of the heavens as seen by the astronomers of the times: Copernicus, Ptolemy, Brahe, and Aratus. There are 30 double-folio hand-painted color plates, plus approximately 200 pages of accompanying text in Latin.
The Housewives Tarot is a kitschy "domestic divination deck" packaged in a mock recipe box and infuses the wisdom and mystery of the tarot with the humor of 1950s iconography in style, attitude, furnishings, and fashion. It's a light-hearted gift set for the complete Tarot beginner, or a novelty deck for the more experienced reader or collector.
The Major Arcana cards represent various figures of inspiration and influences of the housewife on her long journey through romances, conflicts, trails and tribulations of her suburban existence.
The Minor Arcana depicts specific situations and occurrences in the Housewifes journey and is divided into four suits.
Cups which deals with the ups and downs of love, relationships and anything emotional.
Wands concern growth and taking an active role in your destiny. All you need is a little elbow grease to get things done. But there may be a finger nail or two that get broken on the way.
Swords tackles the troubles of the mind, quarrels, conflicts and aggression. They can represent mental breakthroughs as well as nervous breakdowns.
Pentacles this deals with money matters, possessions, careers and everything real and tangible.
It is the characteristic of the tomb of Ramesses III that it contains, along with a catalogue of well known motifs completely unique representations of which some present an equivalence to the iconography of the "House of Millions of Years" of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu. All these scenes still today in fact create quite exceptional interest in the tomb.
At the beginning of the tomb, the visitor is welcomed by a double representation of the goddess Ma'at reproduced on the embrasure of the door on both sides of the passage (photo MM). Knelt on the sign of the neb basket, the goddess with winged arms, spread in the sign of protection, is associated with the reproduction of the heraldic plants of Upper and Lower Egypt.
Besides his major title of "Divine Father in the Temple of Amenhotep III", Amenemonet also calls himself "wab-priest", "Lector-Priest" and "Divine Father in the Temple of Ptah-Sokaris". The deceased is portrayed in his tomb accompanied by his wife, the Chantress of Amun, Nefertari, and by five children. Being unable to link the deceased to a known family, we can only speculate as to the exact time when he lived.
In the final scene of the funerary procession, farewell is bid to two mummies which are standing before a stylised representation of the tomb, topped by a small pyramid. Amenemonet's wife, Nefertari, laments at the foot of the first coffin which is supported by the wab-priest Ptahmes.
Behind the mummies, stands a stela of which the upper part shows the deceased worshipping Re-Horakhty. The god is sitting in front of an offering table and holds the ankh and the was-sceptre.
OsirisNet is mainly devoted to the Tombs and Mastabas of Ancient Egypt.
You will find:
• Tombs of the Pharaohs, Queens and Princes
• Tombs of the Noblemen
• Tombs of the Craftsmen at Deir el Medineh
• Tombs of the time of the "heretic" Akhenaten
• Tombs of the Middle Kingdom in Asswan
• Mastabas : the tombs of the Old Kingdom
• Monuments : various temples and monuments
• Tombs of El Kab
• Tombs of El Bersheh
• Tombs of the Oases
• Virtual Reality 3D Tomb
Als Buchautor, Fachjournalist und langjähriger Redakteur der „esotera“ werde ich immer wieder nach früheren Artikeln gefragt, ob ich zu einem bestimmten Thema etwas geschrieben habe oder ich werde zu persönlichen Problemen um fachliche Auskunft und gesundheitlich energetische Beratung gebeten. All diesen Hilfesuchenden stelle ich hier einen Großteil meiner Artikel zur Verfügung, darunter viele Berichte, in denen erstmals Medizin-Skandale enthüllt oder zum allerersten Mal im deutschsprachigen Raum neuartige Heilmittel und Therapie vorgestellt wurden.
Believers turn attention to `indigo' children of the New Age by The News-Sentinel. (English) Some call them "the children of the new earth" and describe them as an enlightened cadre of children, most younger than 20, who are especially spiritually attuned. They purportedly radiate indigo auras to those who are able to see auras, and their role is to help advance human consciousness toward peace and understanding.
Others call it New Age bunk.
Can you have a sex life in the afterlife? by The Seattle Times. (English) Mark Twain thought about this. In "Letters from Earth," he writes of humankind: "He has imagined a heaven and has left entirely out of it the supremest of all his delights — the one ecstasy that stands first and foremost in the hearts of every individual of his race — sexual intercourse!"
A look at various cultural and religious interpretations. It's difficult enough in real life, isn't it?
Underwater UFOS by News-Leader. WITH PICS. (English) Life does survive in extreme environments on Earth. That suggests that life probably survives in extreme conditions on other planets. That further suggests that alien life probably looks more like extreme Earth life than, say, green humans with antennas.
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Verse 1. Suffering Follows The Evil-Doer
Mind precedes all knowables,
mind's their chief, mind-made are they.
If with a corrupted mind
one should either speak or act
dukkha follows caused by that,
as does the wheel the ox's hoof.
Explanation: All that we experience begins with thought. Our words and deeds spring from thought. If we speak or act with evil thoughts, unpleasant circumstances and experiences inevitably result. Wherever we go, we create bad circumstances because we carry bad thoughts. This is very much like the wheel of a cart following the hoofs of the ox yoked to the cart. The cart-wheel, along with the heavy load of the cart, keeps following the draught oxen. The animal is bound to this heavy load and cannot leave it.
Verse 2. Happiness Follows The Doer of Good
Mind precedes all knowables,
mind's their chief, mind-made are they.
If with a clear, and confident mind
one should speak and act
as one's shadow ne'er departing.
Explanation: All that man experiences springs out of his thoughts. If his thoughts are good, the words and the deeds will also be good. The result of good thoughts , words and deeds will be happiness. This happiness will never leave the person whose thoughts are good. Happiness will always follow him like his shadow that never leaves him.
Verse 3. Uncontrolled Hatred Leads to Harm
Who bears within them enmity:
"He has abused and beaten me,
defeated me and plundered me",
hate is not allayed for them.
Explanation: When a person holds that he was insulted, assaulted, defeated, or robbed, his anger continues to increase. The anger such a person has no way of subsiding. The more he goes over his imaginary trouble the greater becomes his desire to avenge it.
The Dhammapada, an anthology of verses attributed to the Buddha has loing been recognized as one of the masterpieces of early buddhist literature. This illustrated Dhammapada lends itself readily to an in-depth study of this religious classic of mankind, to the great delight of both the scolar and the student.
Von frühesten Zeiten bis heute gilt das Dhammapada als das geistige Haupttestament des frühen Buddhismus. In den Ländern, die dem Theravada Buddhismus folgen, wie Sri Lanka, Burma oder Thailand ist der Einfluß des Dhammapada allgegenwärtig. Es ist eine stets ergiebige Quelle für Belehrungen und Diskussionen, ein Wegweiser für die zahllosen Probleme des täglichen Lebens, eine Fibel für den Unterricht von Novizen in den Klöstern. Sogar der erfahrene Praktizierende, der sich zu einem Leben der Meditation in die Waldeinsamkeit oder in eine Berghöhle zurückgezogen hat, zählt normalerweise eine Kopie des Buches zu seinen wenigen materiellen Gütern.
Das Dhammapada ist der bekannteste und am meisten geschätzte Text des Pali Tipataka, der heiligen Schriften des Theravada Buddhismus. Das Werk ist im Khuddaka Nikaya ("kleinere Sammlung") des Sutta Pitaka enthalten. Verfaßt in der alten Palisprache stellt diese kleine Anthologie von Versen eine vollkommene Zusammenstellung der Lehren Buddhas dar, indem sie zwischen ihren Deckeln alle wichtigen Grundsätze enthält, die ausführlich in den mehr als vierzig Bänden des Palikanon dargelegt werden.
Nach der buddhistischen Tradition des Theravada wurde jeder Vers des Dhammapada ursprünglich von Buddha als Antwort auf ein bestimmtes Ereignis gesprochen.
Dhammapada - Deutsche Übersetzung von Schenpen Sangmo. (German)
Während der Planet langsam voller wird, werden auch unsere Speicher aufgefüllt. Der Körper sammelt Energie, Kraft und Nahrung. Diese Aufnahmebereitschaft lässt sich bestens für ein ausgedehntes Schönheitsprogramm nutzen. Extrapflege kommt besonders gut an. Allerdings verwertet und speichert der Body auch alles, was wir essen, in diesen Tagen optimal. Schoko- und Burgerfans sollten daher aufpassen und verstärkt auf fettarmes, vitaminreiches Essen setzen. Mondtüchtig in Sachen Fitness sind muskelstärkende Workouts und Problemzonengymnastik. Mit kräftigenden Massagen tun Sie Ihrem Körper etwas ganz besonders Gutes.
Alles, was dem Körper an Aufbauenden und Stärkenden zugeführt wird, wirkt in dieser Mondphase besonders intensiv. Es heißt, dass Verletzungen schlechter heilen, je mehr der Mond zunimmt. Sogar die Wäsche soll angeblich nicht so sauber werden wie bei abnehmenden Mond.
Der zunehmende Mond fördert den Aufbau und die Stärkung des Körpers; vitamin- und mineralstoffreiche Nahrung zuführen; Massagen zur Regeneration und Kräftigung; Salben und Medikamente wirken besser; Eiweiß wird optimal verwertet; Vorsicht bei Eiweißallergie! Gut helfen jetzt Augenbäder und Augenumschläge.
Operationen besonders an Kopf, Gehirn, Augen und Nase; schlechtere Wundheilung; Schädigendes wirkt stärker (Gifte, Alkohol, Allgergene); erhöhte Anfälligkeit für Kopfschmerzen; Vorbeugen durch Vermeidung von Streß und Genußmittel; auch viel klares Wasser trinken kann helfen.
A small group of people meet and hold A Council of All Beings where they let various spirits of plants and animals speak through them. As they listen to each other, their love and respect awakened, they hear the sound of a flute in the wind. It is the mythical flute player whose songs have entranced others throughout time. They are songs that tell stories, just like each creature has its story and its voice in The Council of All Beings.
Willow’s paintings are as colorful and eclectic as her life journey. The fluidity and multidimensionality apparent in her work transports the viewer into more subtle realms of experience. Geometric patterns, flows of energy, luminescence, archetypal images and ethnic designs are combined to convey the transformational journey we all share.
Using a dramatic palette of vivid crimson, deep amethyst, bold ruby, ultramarine blue and glittering gold, Willow successfully weaves together the influence of craft, sacred energies of nature and archetypal symbolism. When she is not in her studio painting, Willow continues to explore various healing and tranformational methods.
Tune in, turn on . . . evolve? by Globeandmail. (English) On the walls of dozens of caves in southern France and northern Spain lie some of the most majestic works of art ever painted. Drawn 25,000 to 40,000 years ago, the paintings have puzzled anthropologists since they were discovered more than four decades ago.
Hunting for Malaysia's 'Bigfoot' by BBC News. (English) Yet Mawai is one of the most intriguing places in Malaysia. According to local historians, Mawai's original name was Mawas, and Mawas is the name locals give to a legendary creature known the world over as Bigfoot. The people of Mawas certainly seem to believe in the creature from which their village takes its name.
Texas' Blood-Sucking Monster by ABC News. (English) In south Texas, its frightening name resurfaces in the news every few months — especially after another neighborhood pet or farm animal mysteriously dies. "El Chupacabra," they say, "is back." Parents are cautious, warning their children to stay inside at night or risk a face-to-fang encounter with the chupacabra — a red-eyed, spiky-haired, blood-sucking creature with a green-blue tint to its hide.
And this story is not a hoax - for sure:
Authors Claim Brown 'Stole' Da Vinci Code Plot by The Telegraph. (English) Amid the appropriately neo-gothic setting of the High Court in London, two British-based writers yesterday claimed that The Da Vinci Code, the loosely historical murder mystery, plagiarises a book they published more than 20 years earlier.
Deutsch: Millionenprozess um «Sakrileg» vom TagesAnzeiger. (German) Mit dem Aufsehen erregenden Prozess um Browns Welterfolg «Sakrileg» streben der Neuseeländer Michael Baigent und der Amerikaner Richard Leigh eine Millionenentschädigung an. Sollten sie Recht bekommen, könnten der Weiterverkauf des Buches und auch der Start der Hollywood-Verfilmung unter dem Originaltitel «The Da Vinci Code» in Grossbritannien gefährdet sein.
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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