Friday, 23. March 2007
Ashtanga Yoga Demo

Great montage and lovely scenery!

All the shots with Steven Green and the two males was Somnathpur located about an hour from Mysore, India. All the footage with him in green Thai fisher pants comes from Sravanabelagola. The music is a local Mysore bamboo flute player named Ravi Meshra Shankara and his tabla player. He recorded them live in his living room.

8 very inspiring minutes!

Category: Yoga & Fitness |




The Upuaut Story

The Great Pyramid is the biggest among the three pyramids in Giza, and sometimes referred to also as the First Pyramid or the Pyramid of the King Khufu. It has been counted among the Seven Mysteries in the World since early times, but its purpose still remains unknown. There are plenty of books written on the Great Pyramid, but most of them are for general readers.

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In the early 1990s, German engineer Rudolf Gantenbrink explored the inside of the Great Pyramid by sending a remote-controlled robot through four small tunnels called "air shafts" with their openings measuring about 20 by 20 centimeters extending some ten meters into the Pyramid. As a result, he discovered a door with copper handle at the end of the air shaft extending southward from the Queen's Chamber. Gantenbrink: ""We are not discovering anything in the Great Pyramid, there is nothing really remaining to be discovered inside."

Here is the website of Rudolf Gantenbrink: The Upuaut Story.


This web site contains a complete scientific report about the investigation of the so-called "air shafts" inside the Great Pyramid of Cheops, and all related additional information. It includes a set of 4 extremely detailed CAD drawings, 27 explanatory graphics and 61 original photos.

Another series of pages that attempt to cast some light on the questions: What is the story behind the shaft which passes through the subway under Khafre's Causeway? Is it a shaft tomb of the twenty sixth dynasty as described by Dr Selim Hassan, or does it have some connection with the ancient mystery schools of Egypt?
The Shaft, The Subway & The Causeway

And Today? Once again Dr. Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, has announced an expedition to investigate the 'doors' found in the shafts of the Queens Chamber in the Great Pyramid: "I dedicated my whole life to study the secrets of the Great Pyramid and I must say that these doors create many exciting questions ... I can only say that this year I will reveal the secrets of the Great Pyramid doors."

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In the news: Pyramid's Secret Doors to Be Opened by Discovery Channel.

We stay tuned!
Category: Buildings & Places | Mysteries & Enigmas |




Thursday, 22. March 2007
Chakra Meditation

The purpose of this 9 Minute chakra balancing meditation is to open and clear the chakras. It will align higher frequency energies and also purify/release any stored negative energy from your body/aura.

Just listen, breathe and relax ...

Category: Body & Health | Energy & Light | Meditation & Mind |


The Book of Life

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Alesha Sivartha was a medical doctor, artist, lecturer and a deeply spiritual man. His writings and drawings speak clearly of his conviction in the oneness of Body and Mind, in the oneness of our Physical and Spiritual Constitutions.

The twelve chapters in The Book of Life correspond with Sivartha's twelve aspects of a well rounded human being. Almost all of his theories and mind maps boil down to the number Twelve (12). If his mind maps make your brain spin, refer back to this Table of Contents for clarification on his twelve fundamental themes. It was Dr. Sivartha's hope that all people of all ages would integrate one hour of our daily activities with the learning and practice of each of these twelve subjects.


The Book of Life is at once Scientific and Biblical: Evolutionist, Creationist, Messianic, and Spiritualist. All woven together to create a fascinating mixture of ancient and modern points of view. His father was a Hindu, his mother a Unitarian, and Sivartha believed that Science could finally answer the Deepest Mysteries to prove Religion. The Book of Life is Dr. Alesha Sivartha's record of such Discoveries from 1859 to 1878. Some might call it Biblical Humanism with a Judaic twist; others call it Theosophy.

Whispers With Sivartha is the dream child of one of Sivartha's rare non-Christian descendents, his great-great-grandson, a California Buddhist with Spiritualist tendencies. Even so, I hope to distill practical ways for people of all faiths to live The Book of Life in this modern day.

-- Don Ross, June 2005.

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The Book of Life by by Dr. Alesha Sivartha (1834-1915).

An Homage by Don Ross to his great-great-grandfather Alesha Sivartha. Amply illustrations of anatomical maps, mostly brain-based.



In 2004 a rare books publishing company reprinted Sivartha's 7th, final and largest edition of The book of life: The spiritual and physical constitution of man. Since 2005 available as a reprint at Amazon.

Category: Books & Magazines | New Age & New Religion |


Wednesday, 21. March 2007
Meditation from the Baha’i writings

Bahai writings on meditation, presented with soothing 'new age' sight and sound effects provide an excellent introduction to the meditative experience and the essential harmony of science and spirituality.

Enjoy the next 8 minutes with Penny Filias. Beautiful!



For more of Baha'i Video Clips see: A Message In A Bottle
Category: Meditation & Mind |


Psychic Meditation

Psychic meditation is an excellent way to begin seeing. This sort of meditation consists of the practice of creating space for yourself. By creating space, you let yourself to stop and take a deeper look at things around. You begin to become more aware of your energy field: your own aura. The more you practise Psychic meditation, the better and clearer your intuitions get. Of course, this calls for some time and dedicated practice.

Where is your energy going?

At this moment, stop right where you are and see if you can count the number of things going through your head right now. If you're like most people, your attention may be divided in many places at once. You may feel rushed and impatient. You may not even want to take the time to really experience this exercise! But just stop and notice what comes up, and where your attention is going.

When your attention is divided, so is your energy. Another way to say this is wherever your attention goes. Remember, together with those thoughts, there also goes a lot of your energy. So, when you are thinking about your kid at school or college, you transmit some of your energy there, to your child. When you make a mental list of things to do at the store – stuck in your car in traffic – some of your vital energies are actually going out to the supermarket....shopping!

Hence, the importance of psychic meditation in everyday life. Even short spans of meditation will help. Just take a break every now and then, breathe, and observe where your attention is. See how your body feels. Then notice things going on around you. Just make it a practice to be present to the situation you are in. You may think of psychic meditation as a mental mini-vacation.

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Technique of psychic meditation:
Category: Energy & Light | Meditation & Mind |


Tuesday, 20. March 2007
e-Sword

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I am happy to provide a blessing to others in the form of free Bible study software!

As a Bible student and teacher I have experienced the necessary work involved in searching the Scriptures for the competent preparation of a Bible study, Sunday school lesson, or a sermon. There are volumes of books available as study tools (and the Christian community is indebted to the various authors' perseverance and scholarship), but there is not enough time, money, or shelf space to properly take advantage of these resources. Computer software has changed the way we can study the Word of GOD. With a simple search or click of the mouse button, we now have access to these same volumes of scholarship within seconds!


e-Sword - the Sword of the LORD with an electronic edge by Rick Meyers.


If you have installed the free basic software there are tons of downloads with additional resources like Bibles, Dictionaries, Graphics and other Extras. With the training you can learn to use e-Sword.
Category: Books & Magazines | Religion & Early Cultures |


News & Stories

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The Tilted Earth at Its ‘Equal Night of Spring’ by New York Times.
A couple of weeks ago, I checked a wall calendar and noted that this year the vernal equinox falls on Tuesday, March 20, happily the publication date of this column. Not long afterward, however, my eye chanced upon another calendrical reference to the equinox — March 21. I quickly consulted every one of my household’s 13 calendars: 6 put the equinox on March 20, 6 on March 21.

Nebraska may have had its own Roswell in 1884 by Daily Nebraskan.
The Nebraska Nugget reported, "About 35 miles northwest of Benkelman, Dundy County, on the 6th of June (1884) a very startling phenomenon occurred. It seems that John W. Ellis and three of his herdsmen and a number of other cowboys were out engaged in a roundup. They were startled by a terrific whirring noise over their heads, and turning their eyes saw a blazing body falling like a shot to Earth.

First Crop Circle Of 2007 Reported In Hoeven, Holland
by Nancy Talbott, BLT Research Team Inc.

Peter van den Broeke reports that on the afternoon of March 12th his son, Robbert (who over the past 14 years has witnessed many crop circles forming) had a very strong feeling that "something" was about to occur. In the past when Robbert has experienced this sensation a new crop formation has occurred somewhere near Hoeven, after which the sensation disappears. This time he told his parents that the feeling was exceptionally strong and he therefore went out on his bike to see if he could find a new circle.

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Big cat panic as police reveal 185 sightings by The Scotsman.
Whatever the answer to the phenomenon of big cat sightings, newly released documents reveal the full extent of the lengths police are going to prove the mysterious beasts exist. Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveals almost 200 sightings were reported by members of the public to Scottish police forces between 2000 and 2006.

Using Your Psychic Clairvoyant Gift by Associated Content.
Everyone can be a psychic clairvoyant to an extent because we all possess an intuitive part of our soul to hear from the spirit. The moment that we learn about the spirit, we can best examine our conscience. We can best examine what the spirit of our Lord is saying to us. The more that we use our own psychic gift, the more that we can see that we are going to understand how the spirit operates.

Mud-Slinging Festival Brings Good Luck in Japan by Ohmy News.
(With Many Photos & Video)
What may appear to be school boy rough-housing with a sado-masochistic bent is actually a spiritual ritual done to insure good harvest while simultaneously bringing luck to the mud-flinging participants and spectators. The Shinto gods must love a good free-for-all and the Dairokuten-no-Hadaka Matsuri gives them a good show.

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Scientific evidence suggests Puerto Rican woman is an Extraterrestrial-Human hybrid by The Canadian.
Ms. Garcia claims that she is the offspring of an alien encounter. The Doctor is not interested in the UFO/ alien phenomena he wants answers as to why her DNA has such rare qualities. A Case similar to this is being investigated in New Paris Ohio. A woman there has exceptional skills and get by on two hours of sleep a night.


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


Monday, 19. March 2007
Lighted Fairy Houses

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"Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame."
-- W.B. Yeats

"The wall is silence, the grass is sleep, / Tall trees of peace their vigil keep, / And the Fairy of Dreams with moth-wings furled. / Plays soft on her flute to the drowsy world."
-- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

"Where round the bed, whence Achelous springs, That wat'ry Fairies dance in mazy rings."
-- Homer (Iliad, B. xxiv. 617.)


Once faerys lived amongst us all of the time.
But the world has changed and fairies have withdrawn into a more secret and ancient realm.

Only sometimes ... some of us ... will be able to visit with them ... and experience ... their enchanted lives.

Each house is 12" tall, made from salvaged wood and antique metal.
They are Electric Indoor Decor and will usher in dreams of the Fae.

Lighted Fairy Houses handmad by Twig Wizardry.
Dreamy Otherworld!

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Category: Faeries & Nature Spirits | Products & Services |


The Kumbh Mela: An Indian Odyssey

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After visiting the Kumbh Mela of 1895, Mark Twain wrote:

"It 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 incredible journeys and endure the resultant miseries without repining. It is done in love, or it is done in fear; I do not know which it is. No matter what the impulse is, the act born of it is beyond imagination marvelous to our kind of people, the cold whites."


Photographer Prashant Panjiar documents the pilgrimage to Hindu's most sacred rivers, with audio:

The Kumbh Mela: An Indian Odyssey - a beautiful TIME Photo Essay.



See also:
Information on Ardh Kumbh Mela 2007 by kumbh.net.
Video of nagababa procession and Ardh Kumbh mela 2007
Kumbha Mela - The world's most massive act of faith
by Jack Hebner and David Osborn.
The Lore of Kumbha Melas & Timeline by Hinduism Today.
Category: Events & Meetings | Religion & Early Cultures |


Tuesday, 13. March 2007
Astrofaces

Hypothesis

The general hypothesis claims that the astrological world-model that describes a correspondence between the configuration of heavenly bodies in the sky and the events in time is valid.

The hypothesis claims that this can be demonstrated with photographs by showing that strong similarities between subjects' birthcharts are also visible in their appearances - that the Shape of Time is visible in our faces.

The working hypothesis for this correlational study states that people who share the same Sun, Moon & Ascendant will resemble each other to a greater degree than those who do not share those factors, and that these resemblances will be perceptible to viewers and measurable with facial recognition software.

You can participate in the Astrofaces project! Send photos & birth data of yourself, your family and friends.


Astrofaces
An interesting project - I have send my photo, because in my horoscope sun, moon and ascendant are all in one sign: Pisces.

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Category: Astrology & Astronomy |


Saturday, 10. March 2007
The Mystery of the Taj Mahal

This BBC documentary tells the story of one of the world's most beautiful and recognizable structures, the Taj Mahal. Built by Shah Jahan, Muslim ruler of the wealthy and sophisticated Mughal Empire in India, the mausoleum was dedicated to his favorite wife and constant companion, Arjumand Banu Begum. Shah Jahan called her "Mumtaz Mahal," meaning "ornament of the palace," and the name Taj Mahal comes from this term of endearment for her.

The construction of the Taj Mahal took from 1632 to 1654. A council of architects from India, Persia, and Turkey designed it; 20,000 workers labored daily for 22 years to build it. It is a precise visual representation of the Throne of God, as described in the Koran. Made of marble, the Taj Mahal is decorated with geometric designs and verses from the Koran written in fine calligraphy.

Reconstructions, stunning location filming, and evocative re-enactments make this film a visual delight.
~ Rose of Sharon Winter, All Movie Guide.

Get closer than ever before to the extraordinary human minds behind the myths, mysteries and monuments!

Total time of "Ancient Voices - The Mystery of the Taj Mahal" 49 minutes.



Related Entry: Explore the Taj Mahal
Category: Buildings & Places | Movies & TV |


Friday, 09. March 2007
Himalayan Bowls

Singing bowls are marvelous instruments for meditation, relaxation, music, and self improvement. The multiple harmonic overtones produced by high quality antique bronze singing bowls are beneficial to health and well being.

Tibetan singing bowls play with a great deal of variety and there is much to discover in each of these marvelous bells. You will hear many different tones and qualities in each bowl depending on how you play it and even on how you feel when you play it.

Do you prefer a deep tone or a high tone? Do you like the warmth of a medium bowl or the sharpness of a small thick bowl? Some of us love them all!

Choosing singing bowls starts with listening to yourself. Follow your personal preferences rather than any preconceived ideas you may have heard or read on the web. Theories about specific musical tones, planetary tones or chakra tones are misleading and oversimplified.

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For more information, videos and sound clips of fine antique singing bowls visit Himalayan Bowls by Joseph Feinstein.
And be sure don't miss the Himalayan Bowls Playing Instructions.
Category: Energy & Light | Music & Voices | Products & Services |


Thursday, 08. March 2007
Learn The Yang Cheng-fu Tai Chi Form Step by Step

This video is a beginners video. It is the basic Yang Cheng-fu Taiji form in a step by step way so that one is able to literally teach oneself.

Every movement is gone over, stopping and starting to show important parts. Also included on this tape is the all important basic QIGONG, which is the most integral part of anyone's Tai Chi training. This basic form is comprised of around 300 postures all linked together in an all flowing graceful whole, which when performed daily will aid in the healing of the body and mind. At an advanced stage, these movements are able to be used also for external self defence. This form is more healing than martial art, although it is said that Yang Cheng-fu changed the form only enough to leave in the internal essence of the form. If you are older, or not able to perform more energetic movement, then this is the one to begin with.


Here are the twenty nine lessons of the Yang Cheng-fu form.
Step by step leaning for free.

Part one - 4 minutes



Part two - 4 minutes



Part three - 3 minutes


For all Lessons See and Read more ...
Category: Movies & TV | Yoga & Fitness |


Wednesday, 07. March 2007
Mystery Tour - Investigating the Unknown

For your listening pleasure:

Lisa and Tom Butler on EVP: Voices Beyond the Grave? (03/01/2007)
Total time of this podcast 56 minutes.



The authors of the book There Is No Death and There Are No Dead (Link to Amazon), Lisa F. and Tom W. Butler are the directors of the American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena (AA-EVP), which was founded to provide objective evidence that we survive death in an individual conscious state. Over the years, the Butlers have discussed the unusual phenomenon of Electronic Voice Phenomena on both television and radio, and acted as consultants for the marketing of the 2005 hit movie "White Noise". The Butlers talk with Tim Swartz about the history of EVP, provide information on the latest research into EVP, and and will also play some audio of their most compelling spirit voices from beyond the grave.


Chris Fleming: What Awaits us on the Other Side? (02/22/2007)
Total time of this podcast 55 minutes.



What awaits us on the other side? One of the preeminent paranormal researchers in the world, Chris Fleming is the co-host of the popular Biography channel TV show "Dead Famous". In it, he investigates ghostly phenomena and paranormal occurrences that surround famous celebrities and historical places. Chris will talk about his most interesting paranormal experiences both while filming his TV program and during his lifetime, and will talk about what it is like to be able to see ghosts. He will also describe what he believes awaits us all on the other side.


UFO Journalist Sean Casteel Describes His Theories About ETs. (02/15/2007)
Total time of this podcast 55 minutes.



Sean Casteel is an UFO journalist and author of a number of books, including his most recent The Excluded Books of the Bible (Link to Amazon), in which he describes why he believes that aliens are angelic creatures, not demons or mad extraterrestrials from outer space. Listen Sean about his theories on UFOs and why he believes that aliens are angelic creatures who are not to be feared.


More at Mystery Tour - Investigating the Unknown with hosts Kim Guarnaccia and Tim Swartz explores the strange world of the paranormal, ghosts, UFOs, conspiracies, monsters and everything else weird and unknown.
Category: Ghosts & Spirits | Incarnation & Death | Music & Voices | Ufo's & Aliens |


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