Wednesday, 28. February 2007
Goddess Inspiration

This four card past-present-future spread is a good to use for simple questions. It’s also great for when you’re short of time but need an overview of a situation. Enter your name and your question and get a free reading: Goddess Tarot Oracle.

Try also
The Goddess Inspiration Oracle.
Take a moment to center yourself and take the inspiration of the divine feminine.

Maybe you want to know
Which Goddess Are You
Take the quiz.

And finally have a look inside The Book Of Goddess.

All are written, illustrated and designed by Kris Waldherr.

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Available at Amazon:
Goddess Tarot Deck and the Workbook - also The Book of Goddesses
Category: Gods & Goddesses | Tarot & Oracles |




Roswell Celebrates UFO’s 60th

The town of Roswell, New Mexico, celebrates the 60th anniversary of its most famous event - the supposed crash-landing of a UFO in 1947 - with the Amazing Roswell UFO Festival, July 5-8.

Roswell is inviting UFO enthusiasts and skeptics alike to join the four-day event, which will feature guest speakers, authors, live entertainment, family-friendly activities and possibly an alien abduction. The City of Roswell is coordinating the annual festival, which it expects to attract more than 50,000 visitors.

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In early July, 1947, a mysterious object crashed on a ranch 30 miles north of Roswell. The Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) issued a statement claiming to have recovered a crashed “flying disk.” An article ran on the front page of the Roswell Daily Record and the next day, RAAF changed its statement to say that the object was a weather balloon, not a flying disk as they previously reported. This revised statement sparked immediate controversy and has continued to be a topic of debate 60 years later.


Related Entries:
Roswell – The End!
Roswell UFO Crash
Category: Events & Meetings | Movies & TV | Ufo's & Aliens |




News & Stories

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Scientists warn that world needs to keep an eye on asteroids
by The Columbus Dispatch.
About twice a year, an asteroid smashes into Earth’s atmosphere with the force of a Hiroshima-size atomic blast. And those are small ones, scientists say; the space rocks vaporize before they can do any harm. When the big one hits, we won’t be as fortunate. Researchers at the recent American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting warned that it is inevitable that an asteroid large enough to crack the atmosphere will hit the planet.

Mysterious creatures living deep under Earth’s surface came from space
by Pravda.
Do you believe in the existence of genies living deep under the surface? Director of the UFO center in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Sergey Azadov had never guessed that such genies actually existed before someone gave him a picture of a fiery genie breaking from under the surface. That happened in Uzbekistan when it was still part of the Soviet Union.

Everybody has heard about "The Jesus Tomb".
In this video author Simcha Jacobovici and filmmaker James Cameron talk with TODAY host Meredith Vieira about their new book and Discovery Channel documentary, which challenge basic Christian teachings about the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth.


See also:
Israel may open 'Jesus tomb' to public by Jerusalem Post.

Discovery News
Discovery has set up a special web site, to provide related in-depth information and to allow viewers to come to their own conclusions about the entire matter.

And: Jesus Tomb *Official Site* The Lost Tomb of Jesus


Petition to Blair could pardon a ‘witch’ by Paranormal Review.
Prime Minister Tony Blair’s website makes it possible for the British public to express their feelings by posting and signing petitions electronically. The latest subject is Scottish materialisation medium Helen Duncan who was tried and found guilty under the Witchcraft Act (since repealed) – making her technically one of the country’s last “witches”.

My seven spirit guides by Inquirer.
One of my guides, she said, was an old Chinese helper during the Ming Era. “He is a tiny old soul with silver white hair.” Another is “an American doctor who was killed during the war. He had worked in the Far East for some years.” Another is “a beautiful young lady who I suspect is showing herself at a much younger age than her passing.” Another is a young boy, “a lovely, happy soul, always smiling.”

More on: The O’Hare UFO by Capitol Hill Blue.
How could our government not be interested in an unknown, highly technological object hovering over a major airport, as reported by competent airline personnel? What about passenger safety? Or national security? Or just plain scientific curiosity? Unless the FAA and other federal agencies shift gears, this mind-boggling incident at O’Hare will be left to haunt us — until the next time, when something even more alarming could happen.


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


Tuesday, 27. February 2007
Enigma: Something Otherworldly

Turn off the light, take a deep breath and relax...
Let music take you into another world. Into the world of spirit and meditation.
Enjoy the beautiful new age music by Enigma.


The Eyes of Truth




20,000 Miles Over the Sea




Gravity of Love




Roundabout




Return to Innocence

Category: Music & Voices |


PointFinder - The Online Acupressure Guide

Acupressure, acupuncture, and related practices Do-in, G-Jo, Shiatsu, and Myotherapy, practiced in Asia for thousands of years, have only gained wider acceptance in the West in recent times. Traditional Asian medicine emphasizes personal responsibility for one's health. This page is designed to put the relief of common and minor discomforts and symptoms into your own hands.

By learning how to stimulate your own pressure points, you can relieve minor or moderate symptoms, and reduce the need for nonprescription drugs. Unlike most drugs, relief is usually immediate.


Warnings!
Acupressure should not be used:

- As the only treatment for illness; if you are sick, see a doctor
- If you have a heart condition
- Just before or within 20 minutes after heavy exercise, a large meal, or bathing
- If the point in question is under a mole, wart, varicose vein, abrasion, bruise, cut, or any other break in the skin
- If you are pregnant, especially if more than 3 months


How Does It Work?

The concepts of internal and external environment are very important to the philosophy of traditional Asian medicine. The human body encloses a perpetual flow of bioenergy, or life-force, called "chi, "ki" or "qi." It flows into the body and along pathways called "meridians," influencing the functioning of all the organs. We remain healthy when the flow balances internally and externally.

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We become ill when external or internal events disturb the flow. Along the meridians are a large number of pressure points that act as "valves" for the flow of chi. Stimulating acupoints restores balance, relieving symptoms.

PointFinder - The Online Acupressure Guide
by Kevin T. Boyd, Stanford University School of Medicine.

Check first Directions for Using Acupressure
Category: Body & Health |


Monday, 26. February 2007
Forgiveness: A Path To Healing

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© by Gilbert Williams

What Is Self-forgiveness?

Self-forgiveness is the willingness to believe that you are worthy, that there are no mistakes rather, you are on the planet, or in Earth School (as some people call it) to learn about being human. The opportunities to learn are just that - not mistakes - just opportunities to learn.

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia talked about how he always took the elevator to the wrong floor whenever he stayed in a hotel. He would scold himself repeatedly but invariably would get out on the wrong floor the next time he stayed in a hotel. He decided that scolding himself was obviously not working so instead decided to say to himself, as he patted himself on the shoulder, "You sweet old thing, you did it again." It does not matter. In other words don't sweat the small stuff and it is ALL SMALL STUFF.

Where did we get the idea that we were supposed to be perfect? If we were, we wouldn't be here. We are because the purpose in being here is to learn the lessons - and the first lesson in our growth to becoming all that we can be is to love and accept ourselves exactly as we are, to develop self-appreciation. One of the most important aspects of learning about love of self is the notion that behaviour changes when we think of ourselves as terrific instead of not good enough.


It is the same principle to use when we want children to behave in appropriate ways. What you stroke, is what you get. In other words, what you pay attention to expands. A child who misbehaves and gets attention will continue to misbehave. A similar reaction occurs with everyone because as we are criticised we become frightened. The more afraid we are, the more we do the very things for which we are criticised. This is called a 'self-fulfilling prophecy' or the 'Pygmalion Effect.'

For Practical Steps to Self-forgiveness: Read more ...
Category: Articles & Essays | Meditation & Mind |


Ancient Egyptian Religion

For example: The Egyptian Aset - The Roman Isis

There might not be another female deity who has acquired so many different names and epiteths and who has appeared in so many varied aspects as Aset. Her worship endured from at least the 5th Dynasty into Roman and Christian times, a span of more than 2500 years. This is no mean feat. During such a long period there were of course shifts and changes in her appearance and popularity. Below is an effort of mapping a few of those which are the most frequently used, without laying any claims to be complete.

Let it be said at once that her names, aspect, functions and depictions do not lend themselves easily to any kind of structuring; as with all Egyptian deities they float and merge, borrow traits from each other, and shape-shift between various localities.

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While this can be irritating to a mind set on analyzing, it might also point us toward a deeper sense of the inherent divinity of existence, which seems to have been the distinguishing trait of the ancient Egyptian outlook on life.

In the Book of Going Forth By Day, Spell no: 142:4, following can be read, which gives us an idea of the many epitets that Aset was given:

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"... Aset the great, Mother of the God; Aset the Divine, Aset the daughter of Nut; Aset the Great of Magic; Aset the possessor of magical protection, Aset the possessor of rolls; Aset who protected her Father, Aset the Ruler of rolls; Aset in Asyut, Aset as ruler of (the city of) 'Shesmin', Aset in Bahbit (Iseum); Aset in Pe, Aset in Dep, Aset in Coptos, Aset 'in charge of' Pe, Aset in Akhmim, Aset in Abydos, Aset in King´s House; Aset in the Sky, Aset in the earth, Aset in the southern (and northern) chapel (of Sais), Aset in the northern chapel (of Sais); Aset in all her Manifestations, Aset in all her characters, Aset in all her Aspects, Aset in (every) place where her Spirit desires to be; ..."


( From T.G. Allen´s translations of the Book of Going Forth By Day)

This is a site about Ancient Egypt; Religion, Deites, Temple life, Priesthood, Rituals and Philosophy: Ancient Egyptian Religion by K.M.Jonsson
Category: Gods & Goddesses | Religion & Early Cultures |


Sunday, 25. February 2007
Near Death Experience: The Day I Died

"The Day I Died: The Mind, the Brain, and Near-Death Experiences," produced by the BBC in 2002, is a powerful documentary providing evidence towards the existance of NDE.

The video features in-depth case studies of NDEs interviewed the most outstanding NDE researchers worldwide; including a dramatic veridical (verifiably accurate) out-of-body experience, the most recent research studies, and balanced interpretations of NDE experiences from both skeptical and "believer" perspectives.

Runtime 60 minutes.




See also:
IANDS (International Association for Near-Death Studies, Inc.) website with a Viewing Guide (PDF) for "The Day I Died" designed for professionals and others interested in exploring and understanding NDEs.

Related Entries:
Category Incarnation & Death.
Category: Incarnation & Death | Movies & TV |


Saturday, 24. February 2007
Virtual Tour to Machu Picchu

What was Machu Picchu?

It still continues being a non solved unknown factor, an aureole of mystery shrouded everything related to this city. There are many theories about the function of Machu Picchu, there are investigators that postulate that it was eminently a ceremonial center and of sacerdotal education.

Other group thinks that was mainly a resort place, game preserve and observatory of the Inca and its royal retinue; however the most accepted theory sustains that it was a settlement build with the objective of supervising the economy of the conquest regions and with the secret purpose to refuge the Inca and its closest retinue in case of attack.


Virtual Tour to Machu Picchu
360 degree Panoramic images. A complete virtual visit to the enigmatic city of Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, cultural and natural heritage of the humanity.
GREAT!

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Category: Buildings & Places |


Pagan Kitchen Recipes & Tips

Magick begins in the kitchen. The things we prepare each day for our families and friends are very special and can harbor the energies that we think as we create them.

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In this day of so much fear and anger, so much despair and depression, it is extremely important to do the daily ritual of preparing our food in a sacred way. When you do this, joy and laughter, prosperity and abundance can manifest itself into your lives...

Pagan Kitchen Recipes - Everything for the Kitchen Witch by Celeste Heldstab also known as Lady Elaine.

More than 400 recipes - and it grows up.


Also from her site:

Some herbs used for magick are toxic and not intended to be eaten, breathed in incense, or otherwise consumed. If you also work with herbs for cooking or healing, be sure to keep your magickal herbs separate and use a different set of tools to work with them. You wouldn't use the same funnel to pour cooking oil that you used to pour kerosene, after all.

Lessons in Magickal Herbal Use


When many of us barely have three minutes to nuke a frozen burrito, the thought of taking time to make your kitchen a more special, magical, even sacred place may seem pretty daunting, but these simple tips will inspire and enliven you.

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"Hexenküche" - Ulricus Molitoris


Claim your role as a Kitchen Priestess, making nourishing magic that will feed you and your family--body, mind, and spirit. The antidote to cultural depression and disconnection can all start in the kitchen! Food for thought, right here.

Tips for a More Magical Kitchen
Category: Herbs & Kitchen | Magick & Witchcraft |


Friday, 23. February 2007
Tracing Artemis

Enjoy this short documentary of the Greek Goddess Artemis
filmed in Greece by Divine Media Group.

Runtime 19 minutes.

Category: Gods & Goddesses |


Internet Encyclopedias of Philosophy

Three of my all-time favorite philosophers:

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The philosopher Socrates remains, as he was in his lifetime, an enigma, an inscrutable individual who, despite having written nothing, is considered one of the handful of philosophers who forever changed how philosophy itself was to be conceived.

All our information about him is second-hand and most of it vigorously disputed, but his trial and death at the hands of the Athenian democracy is nevertheless the founding myth of the academic discipline of philosophy, and his influence has been felt far beyond philosophy itself, and in every age.


Socrates (469–399 B.C.E.)


Plato is one of the world's best known and most widely read and studied philosophers. Known as the student of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle, he wrote in the middle of the fourth century B.C.E.

His earliest works are regarded as the most reliable of the ancient sources on Socrates. His later works, including his most famous work, the Republic, blend ethics, political philosophy, moral psychology, epistemology, and metaphysics into an interconnected and systematic philosophy.


Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.E)

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Aristotle was born at Stagirus, a Greek colony and seaport on the coast of Thrace. His father Nichomachus was court physician to King Amyntas of Macedonia, and from this began Aristotle's long association with the Macedonian Court, which considerably influenced his life. While he was still a boy his father died. At age 17 his guardian, Proxenus, sent him to Athens, the intellectual center of the world, to complete his education. He joined the Academy and studied under Plato, attending his lectures for a period of twenty years.

Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E)


The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
and
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
While of high quality, the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) is in general more accessible and introductory than the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP). With interaction both are great.
Category: Lexica & Overviews | Philosophy & Metaphysic |


Jewel of Atlantis

Some Friday puzzle action:

Match precious jewels to create lines of three or more and conquer the ruins of Atlantis.

Good Luck!

Jewel of Atlantis

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Category: Games & Humor |


Thursday, 22. February 2007
Cryptozoology: The Science of Myth

Cryptozoology is the search for animals that are rumored to exist, but for which conclusive proof is missing. This includes the search for living examples of animals that are known to have existed at one time, but are widely considered to be extinct today.

Dr. Bernard Heuvelmans who is considered the father of cryptozoology defines the word cryptozoology as:"... I began to use more and more often the term 'cryptozoology' to define my research. I had derived it from the Greek roots kruptos, meaning 'hidden', zôon, 'animal', and logos,'discourse': in short, 'the science of hidden animals'".

This video will give you an impression of its numerous facets.
Runtime 16 minutes.



On the internet there are many websites about cryptozoology. So here are some I like.

A good point to start is The Cryptozoologist by Loren Coleman. He is one of the world's leading cryptozoologists. Coleman has written several books and more than a hundred articles on the subject, has appeared frequently on radio and television programs, and has lectured from Idaho to London.

CryptoMundo - Blog of Loren Coleman, Rick Noll, and Craig Woolheater. Includes late breaking news, educational articles, facts, and funnies. A place to enjoy the adventures, treks, theories, and wisdom of some of the most respected leaders in the field of Cryptozoology.

The Cryptid Zoo - A Menagerie of Cryptozoology
A guide to the science of cryptozoology and the creatures it studies, from Bigfoot to the giant vampire bat.

Cryptozoology
The online resource for cryptozoology, crytids, and other mysterious creatures.

Cryptozoology by Philip R. "Pib" Burns.
A massive collection of cryptozoology related links (most are working).
Category: Movies & TV | Myths & Sagas |


Wednesday, 21. February 2007
Journey to Other Worlds

This is a journey through over 200 objects of material culture and a magnificent collection of archival photographs, the late-19th- and early-20th-century lifeways of fourteen ethnographic groups distributed across Siberia.
Peoples of the Far North have retained many elements of spiritual culture: ideas about the surrounding world and the place of humans, rituals, feasts associated with reindeer (the main source of their existence in the past), objects of cult practices, and the early form of religion shamanism. Two forms of shamanism existed in that region: family and tribal/
professional. Family shamanism was typical of peoples of northeastern Siberia, whereas tribal or professional shamanism was widespread among peoples of eastern and western Siberia.

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The majority of people inhabiting Siberia believed that the universe comprised three worlds: the upper world, the middle world, and the lower world. The upper world was located above the heavens; the lower, beneath the earth.

Some believed that in the time before shamans, anyone could pass from one world to another and travel through those levels, though the passage was not easy, and the way was fairly long. Because a newcomer from earth could not be seen or understood by the inhabitants of the upper and the lower worlds, and contact with him or her was thought to cause disease, the inhabitants tried to send the newcomer back to earth. With the development of shamanism, the general populace was believed to have lost the ability to travel to the other worlds. Only shamans could make a journey to the other worlds.


Shamans played an important role in the lives of their tribal members and were protectors and intermediaries between humans and spirits. The training and development of future shamans required several years.

As soon as the clan acknowledged a candidate for shaman and the candidate's right to be a shaman, the ritual of consecration occurred. Ritual actions were also obligatory when the shaman received each special object.

The baton was one of the major shamanic ritual artifacts for the Evenks, Sel'kups, Nenets, and Kets, and it had many symbolic functions. It was used as a striking instrument, and it also represented a special spirit helper of the shaman for the Evenks and Kets.

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Journey to Other Worlds by the Russian Museum of Ethnography.
Shamanism Among the Peoples of Western and Eastern Siberia.
Category: Ethno & Shamanism |


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