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Friday, 12. January 2007
S P I R I C O M - Communication With The Dead
See also The research of George W. Meek.
Really fascinating stuff, isn't it? Genuine or hoax? Impressive or otherwise?
Oh! And don't miss to explore the World ITC - Instrumental Transcommunication. The use of TVs, radios, telephones, computers, and other technical equipment to get information from the other side.
A New Comet: McNaught
Amazing Comet Visible in Broad Daylight by Space.com. Check the galleries!
Comet McNaught is now the brightest comet in 40 years, according to the International Comet Quarterly at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Comet McNaught timelapse over Charleston: Comet McNaught descends to the horizon in the evening sky over Charleston at sunset on Wednesday.
Category: Astrology & Astronomy |
Wednesday, 10. January 2007
CAFÉ CODY: Online Chill Radio Station
Category: Music & Voices |
Sadhus, Holy Men of India
The Indian concept of holiness is quite different from that in the West. It is not necessarily (though often) associated with the "good." In fact, some all-India saints, such as Ramakrishna or Chaitanya, would be considered lunatics in the West. There is a long tradition of 'divine madness' in Hinduism.
But since time immemorial shortcuts have been available for people wanting to become enlightened in this life rather than the next.
Those who follow the fast track, mostly men, are the sadhus, the 'holy men' of India.
For thousands of years they have been around. Once they must have been more numerous, but even today there are still four to five million sadhus, constituting about half a percent of the total population.
Certainly, not all sadhus are enlightened. But believers regard them all as holy anyway, if only because of their radical commitment. And successful sadhus are even worshipped as 'gods on earth'.
Believers only have to 'behold' a sadhu -- as a kind of living idol -- to receive a spark of his spiritual energy. They give donations to the sadhus -- regarded as offerings to the gods -- and get their blessing in return. Thus, since time immemorial, has Indian society been organised to support the holy men, for they are not supposed to work.
But in India too, the times they are a'changing.
It is the musical instrument with which Vishnu produces the primordial sound of Creation, and it is only used by Vaishnavas. This concludes the preliminary rituals, and now the Baba can sit in meditation.
And indeed, the khareshwari starts resembling a tree, his swollen feet look like roots, with a firm grip on the ground.
The austerity of ‘standing’ is performed by Ramanandis, Nagas, Naths and Udasin.
Sadhus, Holy Men of India by Dolf Hartsuiker.
Author of the book Sadhus: India's Mystic Holy Men
Tuesday, 09. January 2007
In The Kitchen - Make the most of your pantry! Learn what to keep and what to throw out as well as food safety and healthy cooking tips.
Recipes - These healthful and delicious recipes will show you that good food can be good for you and easy to prepare, too.
Supplements and Herbs - Vitamin, supplement and herb formulas are developed for maximum effectiveness, use only the highest-quality ingredients, and are based on years of research. Learn more here.
Gardening - "Gardening just makes me happy," says Dr. Weil, who can often be found working amongst the vegetables and flowers of his organic garden.
Healthy Home, Personal Care, Exercise and Fitness, Spirit and Inspiration, Pets and Pet Care, and much more for your health ... by Andrew Weil, M.D..
No matter what your age, Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging is your online guide to lifelong well-being. As a member of the site, you’ll have access to tools and information to help you develop and apply lifestyle practices essential for optimal health. Articles, recipes, advice, tools, support and more are presented weekly, to help you maximize your physical and spiritual health and well-being.
Five Steps to Intuitive Healing
Five Steps to Intuitive Healing by Judith Orloff MD.
Check also the other articles.
Category: Body & Health |
Monday, 08. January 2007
I don't know much about the artist, except his name is Inoue Naoki and he makes portrait photographs with wings like a fairy by CG. Enjoy his beautiful Angelium.
News & Stories
Scientist: NASA found life on Mars -- and killed it by CNN.
Two NASA space probes that visited Mars 30 years ago may have found alien microbes on the Red Planet and inadvertently killed them, a scientist is theorizing. ... The paper was released Sunday. Based on a more expansive view of where life can take root, the paper's findings may prompt NASA to look for a different type of Martian life when its next spacecraft to visit Mars is launched later this year, one of the space agency's top scientists said.
Ghosts: The 'Stone Tape' Theory by Para Science.
For many years paranormal investigators have spoken about the 'Stone tape' theory as a possible explanation for certain classes of ghostly activity.
News from the Chicago UFO:
O'Hare Sighting Turns Up Curiosity by The National Ledger.
Was there really a UFO at O'Hare in Chicago? In a word - yes. No matter how one slices and dices the information coming out of the Windy city's major airport, there was an object that a dozen or so witnesses saw and it has yet to be identified. Unless of course you actually believe it was the weather. That's the description from the FAA.
I think it is quite clear that these folks saw something.
'Evil Eye' and witchcraft: Simple glances that kill by The Standart.
Bernard Wesonga, a college lecturer in Nairobi, often heard of incidents of witchcraft in his childhood but did not believe in them.
What is Tarot? by The Conservative Voice.
Tarot (also known as Tarock, Tarokk, Taroky, Taroc, Tarok, Tarocchi and similar names) is a family of trick taking card games played with an enlarged deck of 78 cards which include an extra court card for each of the four regular suits, a permanent trump suit of 21 cards, and a kind of "wild card" called "the Fool" or "Excuse." Although seen primarily by many as a means of fortune telling or divination, the Tarot deck was created in northern Italy during the 15th century for playing card games.
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Sunday, 07. January 2007
Atlantis in the Andes
From Of Like Mind Productions and Producer/Director Lisa Hutchison, "Atlantis in the Andes" is based on the ground breaking work of satellite photo analyst and Plato expert Jim Allen and his two books on the topic: "Atlantis: The Andes Solution" and "Along the Atlantis Trail".
He has used modern technology and his understanding of ancient measurement systems to locate and area of the world that he believes matches Plato's physical descriptions of Atlantis. In a nutshell, he places the capitol of the empire in Bolivia - and he believes that the entire continent of South America is, in fact, Atlantis. He does have an interesting theory - and he has found some remarkable evidence to strengthen his claim.
Allen's contentions are supported by the latest scientific data from a host of the world's top archeologists, geologists and other scientist's, authors and investigative journalists including:
Multi- talented journalist, author and video producer, Doug Kenyon. Mr Kenyon is the editor and publisher of Atlantis Rising magazine; Lake Titicaca expert - Archeologist, Mark Aldenderfer; Emmy winning documentarian and author John Anthony West; Classics Professor, Kathryn A. Morgan; Archaeoastronomist and Chaos Specialist George Erickson; author Michael Cremo; Skeptic Michael Shermer; and many more.
See also Jim Allan's Article Searching the Andes for Atlantis. (pdf)
And Jim Allen's website.
Saturday, 06. January 2007
Bodhi Zendo is a Zen training center in South India’s Perumal Hills, which also serves as the center for Bodhi Sangha, an international community of followers of Zen-Master P. AMA Samy.
Bodhi Zendo is open to all who practice Zen, or who wish to experience it. You can spend some days or weeks in silence and meditation, and experiencing the brotherhood of the Sangha. At Bodhi Zendo visitors will find a beautiful Zen garden with wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. There is also a considerable library, with literature on Zen, Buddhism, Christianity, Philosophy other religions and other subjects.
You can get an impression on the house and everyday life in Bodhi Zendo in this documentary: "Explaining a dream within a dream. Bodhi Zendo, Zen center in India". A film from Helga Brown, Hamburg, Germany 2006.
'Zen' can mean many things: Zen Buddhism, Zen meditation, Zen method, Zen philosophy or Zen approach to life, Zen experience or -realization, Zen enlightenment or - awakening and so on. However Zen meditation and realization are different from Zen Buddhism. Zen Buddhism characterizes a religious group; Zen meditation is independent from any specific religion.
In fact Zen is the religion of non-religion, yet in its light religions can truly be themselves. Zen, in terms of practice and realization is apart from any philosophy, ideology or any "- ism" (Monism, pantheism, nihilism, secularism, humanism etc.). It transcends both, negation and affirmation. It finds and fulfills any reality in its suchness and singleness. It is the death of the "Old person" and the birth of the "New person", the new sky and the new earth. However, Zen is more practice and action (Jap. gyo, Sanscr. sadhana) than theory. It is the exercise of life together with the Master, the Sangha and daily living. It is the practice with body, mind and spirit that becomes realized within the space between oneself and the others - the action of the universe.
More at the Bodhi Zendo Website. (English Version)
Unter Zen kann man vieles verstehen: Buddhismus, Meditationsmethode, Philosophie oder einen besonderen Zugang zum Leben, Erfahrung oder Erleuchtung. Zen-Meditation und Verwirklichung sollten jedoch vom Zen-Buddhismus unterschieden werden. Zen-Buddhismus bezeichnet eine religiöse Gruppe, Zen-Meditation ist dagegen unabhängig von einer bestimmten Religion.
Tatsächlich ist Zen die Religion der Nicht-Religion. In seinem Licht können Religionen wahrhaftig sie selbst sein. Zen als Praxis und Verwirklichung überschreitet jede Philosophie, Ideologie, jeden -ismus. Zen ist weniger eine Theorie als vielmehr ein Praktizieren und Handeln (jap. gyo, sanskr. sadhana): mit dem Meister oder der Meisterin, mit der Sangha und im täglichen Leben.
Mehr auf der Bodhi Zendo Webseite. (Deutsche Version)
Friday, 05. January 2007
Category: Poetry & Inspirations |
News & Stories
The Mystery of Ever-Burning Lamps by American Chronicle.
Imagine that you find a small burning lamp hidden deep in an ancient vault. This mysterious lamp, which is in perfect preservation, has burned continuously without fuel for the last 2,000 years. What would you think of your remarkable discovery? Most likely you would wonder whether the precious lamp that you are holding in your hands is a magical object, a work of God, or perhaps some evil powers.
Untangling the Mystery of the Inca by Wired.
2007: How to Thrive This Year by Ohmy News.
Wondering how to survive this year? Worried about what's in store for you in 2007? Then this article is especially for you. Because you shouldn't be thinking of simply dealing with the issues and challenges of 2007, or merely surviving them, you should be finding ways to thrive, to flourish in all the opportunities this year will throw at you.
UFO in the Clouds by MSNBC.
More than 3,000 reports of unidentified flying objects were sent to the National UFO Reporting Center over the past year - but not one has generated as much buzz as November's sighting at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Was it a metallic-looking, saucer-shaped object rising through the clouds, or nothing more than a meteorological oddity? It's hard to figure out whether the truth is really out there, but one thing is for sure: Clouds can do some positively alien-looking things.
UFO Cult Predicts End of the World in July 2007 by ClickPress.
The Church of the SubGenius has announced that the end of the world will take place on Thursday, July 5, 2007. In preparation for the fulfillment of this doomsday prophecy, the Church is requesting that all of its members participate in a festival with rock concerts and blasphemous rituals taking place in upstate New York, during the final weekend before the arrival of the apocalypse.
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Thursday, 04. January 2007
NASA UFO Hacker Video Interview
Watch the 16 minute interview with Gary McKinnon, the man who hacked NASA government computer networks searching to search for UFO evidence. What he has to say is chilling.
Test your knowledge of UFO lore
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