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Thursday, 05. April 2007
The Time Traveller
Håkan Nordkvist claims to have met his future self. He says he went into some kind of time warp and met himself as an older man.
Is it really him? Or perhaps his father ... or someone who just resembles him? Could this possibly be true?
Take a look - you decide.
Kathmandu’s Slice of Tibet
Images of Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in South Asia.
Boudha near Kathmandu is famously known as Little Tibet. It is one of the top tourist spots in the world, located around five kilometers northeast of Nepal's capital city on the old road from Tibet.
Stupa of Boudhanath
Boudha gets its name from Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in South Asia and a UNESCO world heritage site. White and looming 36 meters in height, Boudhanath has become a focal point for tourists and Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal.
The main stupa is surrounded by a path which is now itself surrounded by a tight circle of buildings. The area surrounding the stupa is fast urbanizing and numerous modern gompas (Buddhist temples) have been constructed, which has put a great pressure on conservation efforts.
A woman spins a prayer wheel.
The general belief is that the stupa was constructed in the 5th century CE, however there is no definite proof.
Boudha Stupa stands upon a three layered pedestal, having the shape of a Mandala, and we can easily go up to the dome by taking a flight of stairs.
A ring of 108 images of Amitabha surrounds the base of the dome. A brick wall containing five groups of prayer wheels encircles the dome and there are several chaityas.
Read more ...
News & Stories
UFOs: Flying Mandalas and Cultural Transformation by Associated Content.
2007 marks the 10th anniversary of an inarguably loaded ufological year. The constantly visible comet, Hale-Bopp, was purportedly being trailed by a metal spaceship four times the size of the earth and filled with extraterrestrials, and the UFO cult Heaven's Gate collectively commits suicide in full hopes of ascending to that same passing ship.
A spirited trip to Mansion House by BBC.
BBC Radio Berkshire's Anna Pearson went along with the Ghost Medics to Mansion House in Reading to discover some ghostly goings-on. Read her diary piece below, see photos of 'orbs' and listen to the audio of her encounters.
Do animals have telepathy? by The Herald News.
A cat disappears when her owners go on vacation each year, yet arrives back at the house right before they return. A man sits on the couch, his dog alseep in the next room. He thinks, "I should take Daisy for a walk," and suddenly his dog comes bounding in the room, leash in mouth. A cat curls up next to the phone just before a family member calls, but never when anyone else is about to call. These stories are told by many pet owners from all over the world.
Are you out there Bigfoot? by The Star.
Dear Bigfoot: It has come to my attention that you still don't officially exist and yet refuse to leave popular culture. This raises a question: what's wrong with you? Don't crouch under that sequoia, shrugging your hairy shoulders and grunting all innocent. And stop scratching. It's 2007, Bigfoot. Isn't this fugitive lifestyle getting a bit tedious?
Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse? by USA Today.
The buildup to 2012 echoes excitement and fear expressed on the eve of the new millennium, popularly known as Y2K, though on a smaller scale, says Lynn Garrett, senior religion editor at Publishers Weekly. She says publishers seem to be courting readers who believe humanity is creating its own ecological disasters and desperately needs ancient indigenous wisdom.
Are They Coming and If So, What Do We Do? by Unknown Country.
It is possible that the visitors are about to show up. I am not saying that this will happen, but only that this is a time when it could happen, and there are some indications that it may be about to happen.
April Astrology for Writers by Ohmy News.
E.g ARIES (March 21 - April 19):
The dating game will preoccupy you this month. Study flirters, interview lonely singles, quiz love-struck couples, question online daters, observe courtship antics in parks, document excessively romantic pairs hugging and kissing in public. Caution: do not invade their privacy.
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