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Wednesday, 07. March 2007
The Complete Zodiac
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Found at Kris Kuksi
News & Stories
March Astrology for Writers by Ohmy News.
E.g. PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20):
The problem with being a Pisces is that you always come last. You are at the bottom of the heap. You may have read the astrological forecasts of other signs as you scanned down to this Pisces listing. You may have envied the forecasts of others under other signs. Being a Pisces may make you feel neglected as an "after thought." Don't give up. Always keep in mind the fable of the hare and the tortoise. Eventually you could be a winner.
One I missed:
Angels singing caught on tape? by WorldNetDaily.
"I have four specific recordings of angels singing in church settings," Jim Bramlett of Lake Mary, Fla., told WND. "It happened supernaturally. There's no other explanation. It's either from God or from the devil, and I don't think the devil is in the business of worshipping Jesus. That is not in his job description."
Towers point to ancient Sun cult by BBC News.
Darwin’s God by New York Times.
God has always been a puzzle for Scott Atran. When he was 10 years old, he scrawled a plaintive message on the wall of his bedroom in Baltimore. “God exists,” he wrote in black and orange paint, “or if he doesn’t, we’re in trouble.” Atran has been struggling with questions about religion ever since — why he himself no longer believes in God and why so many other people, everywhere in the world, apparently do.
'Flying' in your sleep may be a paralysis by The Telegraph.
People who have out-of-body experiences, such as flying along a tunnel towards a heavenly light, are more likely to suffer a strange effect called sleep paralysis, according to a survey that adds to mounting evidence for a biological explanation for the experience.
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Tuesday, 06. March 2007
The Ancient Greek Goddesses & Gods
Today I stumbled over a nice videos about the ancient Greek Goddesses & Gods.
In the Olympian pantheon of classical Greek Mythology, Hera was the wife and older sister of Zeus. She also presided as goddess of marriage, the patriarchal bond of her own subordination: her resistance to the conquests of Zeus is rendered as Hera's "jealousy", the main theme of literary anecdotes that undercut her ancient cult. Her equivalent in Roman mythology was Juno. The cow and peacock are sacred to her.
Athena was the goddess of civilization, specifically wisdom, weaving, crafts and the more disciplined side of war (violence and bloodlust were Ares' domain). Athena's wisdom encompasses the technical knowledge employed in weaving, metal-working, but also includes the cunning intelligence (metis) of such figures as Odysseus. The owl and the olive tree are sacred to her.
Artemis in Greek mythology the daughter of Zeus and of Leto and the twin sister of Apollo was one of the most widely venerated of the gods and manifestly one of the oldest deities (Burkert 1985:149). In later times she was combined with the Roman goddess Diana.
Demeter is the Pelasgian goddess of grain and agriculture, the pure nourisher of youth and the green earth, the health-giving cycle of life and death, and preserver of marriage and the sacred law. She is invoked as the "bringer of seasons" in the Homeric hymn, a subtle sign that she was worshiped long before the Olympians arrived. The Roman equivalent is Ceres.
Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love, lust, beauty, and sexuality. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus. Myrtle, dove, sparrow, and swan are sacred to her.
More Greek Goddesses @ Wiki
More Greek Gods @ Wiki
Zeus is the king of the gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus, and god of the sky and thunder in Greek mythology. His symbols are the thunderbolt, bull, eagle and the oak. His Roman counterpart was Jupiter.
Hades refers to the ancient Greek underworld and the god of the dead. Hades was also known as Pluto (from Greek Ploutōn), and was known by this name, as "the unseen one", or "the rich one", in Roman mythology.
In Greek and Roman mythology, Apollo, the ideal of the kouros (a beardless youth), was the archer-god of medicine and healing, light, truth, archery and also a bringer of death-dealing plague; as the leader of the Muses and director of their choir, he is a god of music and poetry. Hymns sung to Apollo were called Paeans. The American missions to the moon, Project Apollo, were named for the god.
Hephaestus is the Greek god whose approximate Roman equivalent is Vulcan; he is the god of technology including, specifically blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals and metallurgy, and fire.
In Greek and Roman mythology, Dionysus associated with the god of wine, represents not only the intoxicating power of wine, but also its social and beneficial influences. He is viewed as the promoter of civilization, a lawgiver, and lover of peace - as well as the patron deity of agriculture and the theater.
Hermes is the Olympian god of boundaries and of the travelers who cross them, of shepherds and cowherds, of orators and wit, of literature and poets, of athletics, of weights and measures and invention and commerce in general, and of the cunning of thieves and liars. In the Roman adaptation of the Greek religion, Hermes was identified with the Roman god Mercury.
Monday, 05. March 2007
A Place of Sanctuary - Creating Sacred Space
Creating our own sacred space restores our peace of mind and enables us to stand back from the turmoil in our lives in order to provide a place where we can reconnect with our sense of self and reclaim our power. Exploration of sanctuary is to create a link to the Divine as our soul asks us to love, accept, and provide hospitality to ourselves when we are spiritually hungry. Spirituality is more than a psychological and emotional need: it is an inherent biological need as our energy, our spirit, and our personal power is all one and the same force.
For Ideas and Options for Creating Sacred Space: Read more ...
Lunar eclipse wows sky watchers
Robin Scagell, from the Society for Popular Astronomy, said that it was "one of the best lunar eclipses from Britain for years". More at BBC News. With Video: Sir Patrick Moore explains how an eclipse works.
Also for me in Switzerland! It was amazing!
See also BBC News website readers speak of their experiences of when the Moon became immersed in the shadow of the Earth.
And Lunar eclipse in pictures.
For other images from the eclipse, visit the SPA (Society for Popular Astronomy) Gallery Forum.
E.g. JohnM has some amazing shots in his photoalbum.
At CNN: Around the world, amateur stargazers and astronomers Saturday watched the first total lunar eclipse in three years. The moon turned shades of amber and crimson as it passed behind Earth's shadow.
Lunar eclipse a thriller. Don't miss the gallery: Eclipse around the world.
AND: Feeling Blue? Thank the Moon, Astrologers Say by Washington Post.
Perhaps you're having communication problems with your spouse or can't figure out your next career move. Maybe you just have an eerie sense that something ominous is on the horizon. That eclipse you saw last night -- or didn't -- could be to blame.
A full lunar eclipse is a fraught symbol in the astrological world. One local criminal lawyer turned astrologer warned that it would trigger feelings of frustration. Another astrologer said it could foreshadow a terrorist attack in April.
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Saturday, 03. March 2007
Lost Temple to the Gods
Follow French explorer, Franck Goddio, as he makes an astonishing find off the coast of modern-day Alexandria – a series of beautifully preserved statues, columns and walls that could only be the long-lost remnants of the missing city of Heracleion and its crowning jewel, the Temple of Hercules. Thanks to the remarkable preservation of the artifacts, scientists are able to reconstruct the look of one of the world's most mythic regions.
See also Franck Goddio Society Website.
Friday, 02. March 2007
March 3: Total Lunar Eclipse
Almost 2-1/2 years have passed since the Moon plunged completely into the Earth’s shadow. But if you live in Europe, Africa, or the eastern half of North America, but sure to put a big circle on your calendar for tomorrow.
Unlike an eclipse of the Sun which often requires a long journey to the path of totality, those of the Moon can be observed from one’s own backyard. The passage of the Moon through the Earth’s shadow is equally visible from all places within the hemisphere where the Moon is above the local horizon.
illustrating worldwide visibility of the event.
Click the picture for a larger view
Tonight’s Sky: March 2007
Wade Davis On Our Amazing “Ethnosphere”
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world's indigenous cultures, many of which are disappearing, as ancestral land is lost and languages die.
Against a backdrop of extraordinary photos and stories that ignite the imagination, Davis argues that we should be concerned not only for preserving the biosphere, but also the "ethnosphere", which he describes as "the sum total of all thoughts and dreams, myths, ideas, inspirations, intuitions brought into being by the human imagination since the dawn of consciousness".
Watch (better quality) or download this Wade Davis lecture on
Preserving the Ethnosphere at the 2003 TED Conference.
Unfortunately Wade Davis's Personal Web Site is down at the moment, maybe try later again.
Wade Davis has traveled the world, living among indigenous cultures. He's written several books, including the well-known book on Haitian voodoo The Serpent and the Rainbow and Light at the Edge of the World: A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures. (Available at Amazon)
Thursday, 01. March 2007
Heart Rhythm Meditation
Heart Rhythm Practice is the method for accessing the guidance and power of your heart. It is a practical method for natural heart development that makes living and working "from the heart" attainable. HRP brings your heart to the center of your life.
When you learn HRP, you make it your own. You can use it alone, with your partner, or in a group. Then your own heart leads you to the fulfillment of its deep and long-held wish, providing its own power.
Heart Rhythm Meditation by The Institute for Applied Meditation.
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