Monday, 17. July 2006
Game: The Truth Is Up There
This is a UFO themed flash game that's unlike the others. No shooting or monsters.
This game challenges the player to capture footage of a UFO using a virtual video camera. The longer the sequence, the more exotic the alien maneuver, the bigger the paycheck.
The Truth Is Up There
The Flying Mystics of Tibetan Buddhism
|Introductory Comments by Curator Glenn H. Mullin:|
Everyone knows that the Tibetan masters can levitate and fly. Marco Polo, the first Westerner to formally record an encounter with the Tibetan lamas, reported witnessing the phenomenon over seven hundred years ago (and Italians never lie). The modern adventurer Madame Alexander David Neil also wrote of her sightings of lamas on the wing (and, again, the French never exaggerate).
Traditional Tibetan literature similarly tells of Buddhist mystics who have taken off in joyful flight. Buddha himself is said to have done so on several occasions, as did Indian masters such as Nagarjuna and Padma Sambhava.
The legacy was adopted by Tibetan mystics in the eighth century, with the yogini Yeshey Tsogyal as a prime example, and continued over the centuries. The eleventh century yogi and poet Milarepa is another famous flyer.
The historical anecdotes in Tibetan literature and oral tradition that speak of mystics with powers of levitation and flight find their way into Tibetan art.
The Flying Mystics of Tibetan Buddhism by Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.
This truly unique exhibition features Tibetan art which depicts the literary and oral legacy of levitation and flight among Tibetan mystics. The legacy itself dates back to eighth century Tibet, with the yogini Yeshey Tsogyal as a prime example, and has continued over the centuries since that time.
Please visit the Himalayan Art Resources
Website for more.