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Sunday, 31. December 2006
Did "ancient astronauts" build Egypt’s magnificent pyramids, Britain’s mystical Stonehenge and the giant "moai" heads on Easter Island? In the absence of man-made proof to the contrary, some UFO theorists find this idea very compelling.
Ancient carvings or pictures that seem to show modern technological devices, like spacesuits, helmets and rocket ships would seem to be powerful evidence of visits by ancient astronauts or highly technological societies that have since gone missing.
Does a figurine or drawing that resembles a helmeted spaceman mean that this is what the artist intended? Or was he carving a man wearing a mask related to some ancient ritual. Or does the drawing simply have no meaning other that what came from the artist's imagination? We are free to speculate about ancient astronauts, but we should be aware that their may well be other explanations for what we are seeing.
This documentary is NOT related to the most famous advocate Erich von Däniken. "Ancient Astronauts" was produced by Glenn Krowczyk, Beyond Productions, for TLC 1999. Runtime 52 minutes.
Saturday, 30. December 2006
Bliss - Quiet Letters
It has been nearly 2 years since Music for Dreams and Bliss released their debut album "Afterlife" in Denmark. It was a huge success in Denmark, but the album was never relased internationally. Only the track "Kissing" was compiled on more than 30 compilations and was released internationally.
And here is Bliss - Official Website.
Thursday, 28. December 2006
News & Stories
Remeber the "Buddha-Boy"? He's back:
Nepal Buddha Boy 'sighted again' by BBC. With Video.
Elsewhere: Nepal's mystery "Buddha boy" reappears by Reuters.
Bamjon disappeared in March from the forests in nearby Ratanpuri village where he had reportedly been meditating without food or water for almost 10 months. "I have been wandering in the forests since then," Shrestha quoted Bamjon as telling him. "I am engaged in devotion which will continue for six years," the boy told Shrestha.
Ancient pyramids discovered in Bosnia by The Register.
Of course, the cynical sceptics amongst you may feel that claims like these are so fantastic as to be unbelievable, but that is not the case.
Why death may no longer be a fact of life by The Scottsman.
It is a mystery older than Methuselah: why are we born to die after our allotted three-score years and ten? Now scientists have discovered how genetic damage to cells and our ability to carry out repairs are the major factors in determining how long we will live.
Cargo Cults Alive and Kicking by Ohmy News.
Rituals that seem at first to be incomprehensible, later make perfect sense. They're intended "to persuade the gods to send cargo." Richard Dawkins explores this interesting aberration in human beings from page 202 of his book. He notes that several cargo cults sprang up during the same period all over the world. David Attenborough indicates cults springing up in New Caledonia, Fiji, the Solomon islands, the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) and "over fifty [cults] in New Guinea."
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Sunday, 24. December 2006
Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays!
whatever faith you follow,
wherever you may live,
whoever you may be.
Peace and Love to all.
At the moment I take a few days off from my Eso Garden.
I’ll see you later, happy holidays!
For now enjoy this animated and charmingly Christmas e-card: Sugar Plum Fairy.
Music: Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, from Nutcracker Suite
Check out the other beautiful and atmospheric e-cards by Jacquie Lawson.
A Cosmic Christmas
Enjoy this 22 minutes with this Canadian classic.
Saturday, 23. December 2006
The Christmas Story
The Christmas Story by The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
News & Stories
A mysterious image captured on a security camera at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Charlotte, N.C. may be that of a female ghost. Read more ...
Here is a video report worth viewing:
Courthouse Ghost Caught on Tape? by WPTZ.
Her spirit lives on by The Scotsman.
More than 50 years ago, an ordinary young woman thought she heard a voice instructing her to "build a garden". She thought she was going crazy, but the voice continued. She decided to listen, dropped what she was doing, moved into a caravan and built the garden. This is the story of Eileen Caddy, who died aged 89 last week and was one of the legendary founders of Findhorn.
It is possible to respect the believers but not the belief by The Guardian.
In the next few days, hundreds of millions of people will, like me, go to sing, often with gusto and delight, lines they do not believe or, at best, only half-believe. According to a recent Harris opinion poll for the Financial Times, only one in three people in Britain say they are "a believer".
African children 'at risk of ritual abuse' by BBC.
A cursory glance at the classified section of the ethnic press reveals a myriad of spiritual healers making some remarkable claims. Considered "conduits of God" by some, they claim to be able help return a loved one, cure impotency and infertility, help advance your career and even make you wealthy. One such spiritualist says he can cast away "evil influences and bad luck", another will break voodoo and black magic curses and several others offer exorcisms.
Video of crashed UFO in Russia leaks from secret KGB files by Pravda.
"At first everyone believed that those debris were part of some novelty aircraft manufactured in the United States or England," said Pavel Klimchenkov a former KGB Operative, "but having done some measurements & material analysis, we came to the conclusion that none of the domestic or foreign manufacturers known to us could have produced this apparatus, at least not in the conditions existing on this planet."
The Great Alien Debate: Part V in a VII part series:
Debating Life’s Boundaries by Astrobiology Magazine.
I’m going to try to get a discussion going on what is “life as we know it.” Can we put any boundaries around this? We’ve had suggestions all the way from lunar rovers and the sun to different solvents, to even the idea that we don’t know enough biology to even pose the question, “What is life?” So who would like to take the first stab at that?
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Friday, 22. December 2006
Light A Candle - Zünd eine Kerze an
Category: Poetry & Inspirations |
The Table of Gods
The Table of Gods - Currently serving 4862 gods, goddesses, deities, avatars, incarnations, angels, demons and various spirits, and 520 aliases, mispronunciations and generally confusing name variations.
Category: Gods & Goddesses |
History of Religion
Of course it's all more complicated than that. But not bad for 90 seconds ...
Thursday, 21. December 2006
In astronomy, the solstice is either of the two times a year when the Sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator, the great circle on the celestial sphere that is on the same plane as the earth's equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs either December 21 or 22, when the sun shines directly over the tropic of Capricorn; the summer solstice occurs either June 21 or 22, when the sun shines directly over the tropic of Cancer.
In 2006 at precisely December 22, 00:22 GTM (December 21, 7:22 P.M. EST) winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere and summer begins in the Southern Hemisphere.
Aborigines, Astroarchaeologists, Atheists, Celts, Druids, Native Americans, Pagans, Shamans, Wiccans, Witches, and others, will be celebrating the world's oldest holiday.
Wednesday, 20. December 2006
It has been ten years since Carl Sagan passed away; it's been twenty six years since 'Cosmos' was first broadcast.
Today, a handful of Hubble Space Telescope images are starting to equal some of the most amazing views provided by Dr. Sagan's "Spaceship of the Imagination". This video examines one of those views, looking at a photo released by NASA in January of 2006...
This video is a message of remembrance, as well as a tribute to all who give their all to ensure our view of the Cosmos continues to improve with each generation.
"We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself." -- Carl Sagan
You have arrived at the gateway to the Carl Sagan sites. Our mission is to awaken the broadest possible public to the wonders of nature as revealed by science.
The Carl Sagan Portal
Official page with articles, including the Baloney Detection Kit.
Nazca: Linien und Geoglyphen - Nazca: Lines and Geoglyphs
Verein Dr. Maria Reiche - Linien und Figuren der Nazca-Kultur in Peru
They are one of the greatest mysteries of the world – the famous soil drawings in the south of Peru. The Dresden-born scientist Maria Reiche tried to disclose the secret around the creation and meaning of the geoglyphs. Her theory, which says that it is a huge astronomical calendar installation, isn’t proved until today.
Association Dr. Maria Reiche - The Lines and Geoglyphs at the Pampa of Nazca/Peru (English version)
Die Erdzeichen von Peru - Zeugnisse einer prähistorischen Luftfahrt?
Eine Hypothese von August Steimann, Würzburg. (German version)
The soil drawings in Peru - evidence for a prehistoric aviation?
A hypothesis by August Steimann, Würzburg. (English version)
1,300 kilometres of lines, 300 geometric figures and about 50 biomorphic drawings are etched onto the Peruvian desert ... Runway for alien spaceships? That's just one of the fanciful theories on the purpose of the Nazca lines ...
Nazca Lines by Discovery Channel. (English)
Looking at the geoglyphs of the Nasca the following questions are posed: How where they produced? Who made them? Why were they laid down in the pampa?
Geoglyphen by the Schülermuseum smart-art (English version)
He's an Orthodox Jew and also a reggae singer. If some of his songs sound like prayers, you're not far off. Yep, Matisyahu exploring his spirituality through reggae. Very special.
Matisyahu - King Without Crown (3:44)
Matisyahu - Rastaman Chant - Live in Paris (5:10)
Tuesday, 19. December 2006
Astrotheme: Astrology and Famous People
Access to 31891 Celebrities with Pics and Interactive Map of the Heavens.
I tried the free astrological affinity application "The Famous Celestar" estimate my compatibility with Bruce Willis. This is the Synastry Chart for Bruce and me - Bruce in the outter circle, me in the inner circle.
Your 5 compatibility ratings:
Human rating: 9.8 / 20
Emotional rating: 10.2 / 20
Physical rating: 11.0 / 20
Communication rating: 8.3 / 20
Durability rating: 9.2 / 20
OH MY GOD! *gggg*
Category: Astrology & Astronomy |