If Whales Can Communicate By Telepathy, Why Can't Humans?
by The Register. Whales possess a form of communication that allows them to signal other whales hundreds of miles away. Some experts say it is indeed a form of telepathy. Does human telepathy exist? Is there scientific evidence for this particular form of extra-sensory perception (ESP)?
A year of plenty by The Star. Meet the Fire Pig or Boar – the babe of the new lunar year. The last and 12th animal in the Chinese zodiac, the well-fed pig augurs well for anyone who hopes to bask in its good fortune. Will 2007 be a bountiful year as the Pig signifies prosperity? “The Year of the Fire Pig does not mean roast pig (pig in big trouble). So people born in the Year of the Pig or Boar should not be unduly worried, says feng shui grandmaster Yap Cheng Hai.
Also: Star-crossed by Seacoast Online. While metaphysical practices warn against the mix of certain signs, folks are forever choosing gut over celestial being and taking up housekeeping with astrological, polar opposites. Both Chinese and Indo-European-based astrology say it's not just human nature, but Zodiac nature. Seems the oil-and-water camps generally find one another rather attractive. Even stars have a strange sense of humor.
Fossils: myths, mystery and magic by The Independent. Ancient bones and other fossilised remains have been known to humans for millennia but it is only over the past 300 years or so that their true origins have been revealed. Until then, a rich folklore sought to explain these enigmatic relics from the past. Every culture in every country, it seems, wanted an explanation for the unusual objects and bizarre shapes that often seemed to emerge, as if by magic, from the ground.
The Influence of Taoism in Communist China by Spiegel Online. Stone steps lead up to the Qingcheng Temple. Two sticks of incense smolder in front of the altar of the Three Purities, the supreme divinities of Taoism. A yin-andyang symbol has been carved into the floor. A monk, his hair bound into a bun, is predicting the future to a young woman. The cradle of Taoism, one of China's key religions, can be found 40 miles northwest of Chengdu, a city of 1 million in Sichuan province. It was Mount Qingcheng that the celestial master Zhang Daoling chose as the center of his mysterious empire.
More than a decade ago, Diana Duyser of Hollywood, Fla., received a religious message through an unlikely medium: a grilled cheese sandwich she had made herself. As she gazed at the brown skillet marks on the surface of the bread, a familiar visage snapped into focus. “I saw a face looking up at me; it was the Virgin Mary staring back,” she told reporters in 2004. “I was in total shock.”
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The Sun', is a beautiful mixture of science and faith. NASA provides the science with incredible close-up images of the Sun, solar flares, a total eclipse, and almost liquid-like video of particles streaming out into the solar system. A reading from the Bible puts the imagery in context, with the first six verses of Psalm 19 giving the images meaning and grandeur.
A wind of change blows over the native territory of North America, a new wind coming from France and bringing both a different way of life and the Word of God. Filled with hope, European civilians and missionaries create and cultivate a microcosm that cannot take root smoothly. Confronted with an unspoiled, unyielding wilderness, they are obliged to adapt to a perpetually changing climate: the dry cold of winter, the gentle warmth of spring, the searing heat of summer and the legendary coolness of fall.
The first religious groups to set foot in New France began their new life by undertaking an important missionary enterprise. This enterprise cannot be dissociated from the introduction of religion in New France since it is the main purpose of the colony.
To carry out christianisation efficiently, missionaries played many roles such as interpreters and explorers. They were the spearhead of the enterprise and explored territories that were until then unknown to the French.
Apart from the religious rituals in which the believers had to take part, one could find in New France a "micro-rituality" consisting of an infinite number of tirelessly-repeated small private gestures. Morning and evening prayers, reciting one's rosary in front of a pious image, wearing the scapular, prayer on the road or at the foot of a roadside cross, the station in the parish church especially to adore the Saint Sacrament, cross signs at every stage of the day, the angelus rung three times a day were among the many acts that were part of the daily rituals.
This Video takes a photographic look at water crystals, we are able to determine the mysterious effects that music and words have on water.
Until now, researchers alone, with the use of their microscopes, had the capacity to witness water crystals grow and expand. Note any more. Caught on video for the first time: water crystals in motion.
Water "listens" to music. Under normal conditions, distilled water can only produce simple hexagonal crystals. Not once it has"listened" to Mozart. Exquisitely shaped crystals formed and expanded as if in pursued of the beautiful music.
Water can "read." Showing water the work "hope" produced crystals that grew and projected towards the image of hope itself.
Water can "feel". Find out what happens when human thought is projected onto water!
Author: Dr. Masaru Emoto.
Runtime 43 minutes (the last 10 minutes are advertising).
INTRO: This video illustrates the great cultural wealth of the knowledge found in the Vedic literatures and it's relevancy in the modern world.
It is shown by means of high tech research techniques that statements and materials presented in the ancient Vedic literatures agree with modern scientific findings and reveal a highly developed scientific content.
Techniques used to show this agreement include:
- Sarasvati SatelliteMarine Archaeology of underwater sites such as Dvaraka.
- Carbon and Thermoluminescence dating of archaeological artifacts.
- Scientific Verification of scriptural statements.
- Linguistic analysis of scripts found on archaeological artifacts.
- Satellite imagery of archaeological sites.
- A study of cultural continuity in all these categories.
Explore the mysteries of these controversial and fascinating topics.
Beginning from One, beginning from Big Bang bull’s-eyes spreading like ripples on a pond, cooling into the acid –bright spectrum of colors that are the palette for Geotron. The Primal Unity of Oneness is represented as slowly pulsating concentric rings of glowing color accompanied by prolonged one-note chanting. After progressing through a sequence of color chords, the centers of the circles cavitate into black voids, the throats of Divine Issuance. A Yin/Yang wheel begins to churn in the center circle flanked by a pair of Deity faces in orange neon. Whose face is this from The Beginning, from the time before faces, from the time before Time?
23: How weird Is That? by National Post. This is a primer on the number 23, itself a prime number, a number divisible without a remainder by only itself and the number 1. The earth's axis is on a 23-degree tilt. Two divided by three gives you .666 repeating, which rounded off early gives you the Number of the Beast. Three divided by two gives you 1.5 which gives you ? nothing exactly. But wait, there's more!
Ex-China Foreign Ministry Official says Extraterrestrials live among us
by The Canadian. Izvestia reports that China has a record number of UFO scientific and community-based organizations. There are many who even attempt to establish some sort of a contact with extraterrestrials. Their actions are protected by the National Society of the Extraterrestrial Studies, which was founded 25 years ago.
ET has Called Earth Home? by The Inquirer. Each soul that incarnates on Earth brings with it memories of its life’s sojourns or travels in other planetary systems and galaxies. Many people are not originally from this planet. Most are extraterrestrials (ET) from other worlds. This is the extraordinary thesis of American researcher Scott Mandelker, who wrote the book “From Elsewhere, Being ET in America.”
Phoenix Lights by MyFox Phoenix. (Video) Mysterious lights appeared Tuesday night, south of the Valley. At around 8PM, SkyFox saw the lights south of Phoenix, the second time that mysterious lights appeared near Phoenix in the last 10 years. That was Yesterday! And Today:
Mystery Lights Explained by MyFox Phoenix. The mystery into those lights spotted in the western skies Tuesday night has been solved. The Yuma Marine Base says the amber-colored flares came from training flights on the Goldwater Gunnery Range outside Gila Bend.
Minding the Spirit by Lexington Herald. Religion and science can combine to create some thorny questions: Does God exist outside the human mind, or is God a creation of our brains? Why do we have faith in things that we cannot prove, whether it's an afterlife or UFOs? The new Center for Spirituality and the Mind at the University of Pennsylvania is using brain-imaging technology to examine such questions, and to investigate how spiritual and secular beliefs affect our health and behavior.
Jesus in the Morning, Voodoo in the Evening by Spiegel Online. The old natural religions continue to thrive in Africa. While Christianity and Islam vie for supremacy in many countries, they have failed to banish the rain gods and spirits south of the Sahara. Frequently the pagan rites have fused with a faith in Jesus Christ.
"Christianity has destroyed our culture. The people have lost faith in our ancient gods and values," the animist priest laments.
Myths and legends of the Santa Clara Valley by The Signal. Ghosts. Serial killers. Giant man-eating grizzly bears. Bigfoot. Pterodactyl sightings - in the late 19th century. These are just part of the of the fables that make up the Santa Clarita Valley. Here now, the stories...
You will possibly:
1. Take a walk, take a nap, phone your mother … do anything rather than face the tyranny of that blank screen/page.
2. Imagine you have a deadline to deliver an article by noon every day. Then do it.
3. Complete this sentence: "My writing ambition is to become …………………"
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Tie 1: The "In His Presence" necktie presents the radiant transfiguration of Jesus. This necktie is perfect for Sunday Services, Religious events, Easter Sunday or the Holiday Season.
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With swaying palms and the echo of distant drums, let the Aloha Tiki model transport you into the romance of Polynesia. This cylindrical aquarium is incorporated within a delicately carved Tiki statue, detailed with native images. With its hand-carved appearance and authentic finishes, this aquarium is sure to be a conversation piece.
The Mandala has been present both cross culturally and throughout history. It is widely regarded as a symbol of healing and total well-being. In Coloring Therapy, the Mandala represents the process or journey on the one hand, and the result or destination on the other. Like ourselves, no two are colored the same.
The Mandala is a symbol of the spiritual source or center inherent in everything. Mandala coloring is gentle fun while at the same time accessing a meditative state that leads to self discovery.
Mandala designs that are intricate enough to require a time commitment but are enjoyable and challenging enough to color are most appropriate for the purpose of Coloring Therapy.
Inner dialogue is how we talk to ourselves on the inside, the conversations we have in our minds. This dialogue happens consciously and unconsciously all day long. Inner dialogue keeps our minds very busy and it can affect the body in the form of stress or upliftment. Coloring Therapy uses coloring as a medium to discern and suspend inner dialogue so we can rejuvenate and enhance. Coloring pulls us into a state of mind where we can listen. In so doing, we can realize how inner dialogue contributes to our overall well being.
Picture inner dialogue as wild horses. They run rampant across our craniums without regard for the delicacies of the grey matter being trampled under hoof. In order to reign and tame our inner dialogue, it must first be recognized. This can happen in coloring.
The attention we put into coloring creates suspended inner dialogue. This is an objective state of awareness where we are able to view and review our thoughts as we have them. In suspended inner dialogue we are open and receptive to higher knowledge, healing, creativity and consciousness.
Many people find meditation difficult to attain even though the benefits are well documented. In Coloring Therapy, the state of awareness sought through meditation is easy because the focus needed occurs in the coloring. This state (suspended inner dialogue) is one of the main purposes of meditation and Coloring Therapy. Once inner dialogue is recognized, it can be managed and life can be influenced in a direction that is decidedly beneficial.
This is a journey you can take at your own pace in the safety of your own home. It may not always be comfortable and some of you may find the material challenging or somewhat disturbing, but it will always be enlightening. There are so many fascinating people here that we feel sure you will find something that makes you wonder. Whatever your interest, we hope there will be material here that you'll find inspiring and engaging; and some that will cause you to 'question everything'.
All the interviews are available for immediate viewing right here on the website, totally FREE, along with our selection of conscious movies, music, radio, videos and articles. There is even a video podcast so you can download them to your computer to play at full screen, burn onto DVD to show your friends or convert them so they play on your video iPod - great for long journeys or for listening to on your daily commute.
In 1991 the independent Centre for Eastern Christian Culture was established in Moscow.
The aim of the Centre is to consolidate research into the legacy of Eastern Christendom, aiding the preservation and popularisation of the culture which formerly united all Ortodox countries and the Oriental Christian churches. Now it has once again become possible to examine and study Eastern Christendom as a whole and this is very important: a wide range of issues cannot be properly tackled unless the cultural historians of mediaeval Russia, Byzantium, Armenia, Georgia and other Eastern Christian regions combine their efforts. The Centre draws up and promotes new study programmes in the art and cul-ture of the Christian East, and seeks to bring traditional research topics back into the humanities. One key theme is study of the Holy land, the religious and cultural centre of the entire mediaeval world and a place of permanent contacts and interaction be-tween the Christian nations.
For all of you who flying with Google Earth, here are some locations of interest. You should be able to cut and paste the co-ordinates straight into Google Earth to go to each landmark. Some are great to look, e.g. Teotihuacan.
The civilizations which flourished along the Silk Road in the first millennium CE were open to cultural and religious influences from both East and West. Many religions, including Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Zoroastrianism and Manichaeism, gained new followers. But it was Buddhism, traveling the trade routes of the Silk Road, which became the common factor uniting the different peoples of the Silk Road.
- The Kushana Empire
- The Buddhism of Khotan
- Chinese Buddhism
- Tibetan Buddhism
- Other Followers of Buddhism
- Buddhist Pilgrims
Throughout this site, Sanskrit words have been rendered without the diacritical marks which are necessary for the full transcription of the Sanskrit alphabet. All of the Sanskrit words used on these pages can be found, with diacritical marks, in the Glossary.
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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