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Monday, 30. April 2007
Discover the Spirit Within: Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditaion
Raja Yoga Meditation is a method of relaxing, refreshing and clearing the mind and heart. It helps you look inside to rediscover and reconnect with your original, spiritual essence. Meditation enables an integration of your spiritual identity with the social and physical realities around you, restoring a functional and healthy balance between your inner and outer worlds.
This 30 minutes film, produced by The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, aims to give some answers to the questions:
Who is God, correct unbiased understanding of god?
Reincarnation - What is Law of Karma, How it affects my life?
What is Raja Yoga Meditaion?
How can I gain lost powers with meditation?
Sunday, 29. April 2007
"Asia is home to the Himalayas, the highest mountain range on earth. Covering a distance of 2,700 kilometers, the Himalayas overlook the ... all » landscapes of six Countries: India, Nepal, Pakistan, China, Bhutan and Tibet. For thousands of years the people of these regions have considered the Himalayas to be a manifestation of divinity. Towering above all else on earth, the Himalayas reach out to touch the heavens."
Produced by DevaVision Productions, Himalayan Pilgrimage takes us through the Gandaki Valley - a place frozen in time. The Pilgrimage begins in Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal, then moves on to Pokhara, then Jomsom and finally to the sacred shrine of Muktinatha.
Saturday, 28. April 2007
Among others Fairy Tales, Sagas & Sea-Kings, Paladins & Princes, King Arthur and Robin Hood.
This is an Internet-based talk show that primarily discusses ghost and haunting phenomena. You can listen live, via online archives and through their podcast.
Internet Talk Radio Show about Ghosts, Ghost Hunting, and the Paranormal
Friday, 27. April 2007
News & Stories
Astronomers Find First Earth-like Planet in Habitable Zone by The European Southern Observatory (ESO). WITH VIDEO.
Astronomers have discovered the most Earth-like planet outside our Solar System to date, an exoplanet with a radius only 50% larger than the Earth and capable of having liquid water. Using the ESO 3.6-m telescope, a team of Swiss, French and Portuguese scientists discovered a super-Earth about 5 times the mass of the Earth that orbits a red dwarf, already known to harbour a Neptune-mass planet.
Pilot spots 'UFO' over Guernsey by BBC.
Captain Ray Bowyer was flying an Aurigny plane from Southampton to Alderney when he saw the objects through binoculars. Mr Bowyer said he was "pretty shook-up" by the sighting. "This is not something you see every day of the week - it was pretty scary," he said. At first he thought it was the sun reflecting from greenhouses in Guernsey. He said the objects were bright like the sun, but did not hurt his eyes when he looked at them.
UFOs sighted off coast by Guernsey News. Watch the VIDEOREPORT.
Out-of-This-World Hypothesis: Cosmic Forces Control Life on Earth by Space.com.
The rise and fall of species on Earth might be driven in part by the undulating motions of our solar system as it travels through the disk of the Milky Way, scientists say.
This much I know: Gary McKinnon by The Observer. Interview with the UFO hacker.
I believe in UFOs. They were my reason for hacking. As a kid my stepdad would tell me stories of how he saw one in Bonnybridge, near Falkirk, the UFO capital of the world.
Is strange rock from UFO or just a piece of poppycock? by Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
VA allows Wiccan symbols on headstones by Yahoo News.
The pentacle has been added to 38 symbols the VA already permits on gravestones. They include commonly recognized symbols for Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism, as well as those for smaller religions such as Sufism Reoriented, Eckiankar and the Japanese faith Seicho-No-Ie.
How to prepare for alien invasion by Reuters.
When the aliens finally invade Earth, you may wish you had listened to Travis Taylor and Bob Boan. And if the invasion follows the plot of a typical Hollywood blockbuster, they might also be the guys called in at the last minute to save the day. After all, they have written "An Introduction to Planetary Defence", a primer on how humanity can defend itself if little green men wielding death rays show up at our cosmic doorstep. And yes, they're serious.
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Wednesday, 25. April 2007
Enable for those who desire relaxation to achieve it by taking (only!) 2 minutes of the daily routine. This meditation for relaxation, working with each chakra separately.
First open & balance the Root Chakra, the primary Chakra:
Open & balance the Sacral Chakra, the second Chakra:
Open & relax the Solar Plexus Chakra, the third Chakra:
Open & balance the Heart Chakra, the fourth Chakra:
Now open & relax the Throat Chakra, the fifth Chakra:
Open & balance the Third Eye Chakra, the sixth Chakra:
In this series, unfortuantely the seventh chakra is missing ... but I found another visual meditation for the Crown Chakra.
Situated over the top of the head, the Crown Chakra spins at tremendous speed, and is often referred to as the Thousand Petalled Lotus.
A short exercise:
Focus your attention at the crown of your head. This chakra is violet near the body, fading to white further away. This chakra governs your connection to the Universe/God/Goddess/The Creator ... This chakra is like an umbilical cord to "home". Reflect on your spirituality of late, examine the chakra and allow any healing needed. In my experience this chakra generally needs much less work than the others. Allow the hands to heal, to cleanse, and recycle the discarded energy in the sun. Now examine the chakra. It is brilliantly violet, glowing white around the outside. Mentally reach out to that which you consider your "source ..." to the Universe. Feel the response, the energy flowing back to you. Pray for the peace and joy of a strong crown chakra connection. Feel the violet energy flowing in, a loving embrace of your whole self, of your soul. See the crown chakra grow enormous, and the white energy surround your body.
This is another exercise I suggest to open your Crown Chakra. Try it!
· Breathe in and as you do, imagine the white sunny ball of fierce bright light that I am going to call the Higher Self Sun hovering about six feet about your head.
· Now imagine that there is another sunny ball of yellow light glowing in your upper tummy (your solar plexus.).
· As you breathe out imagine the Higher Self light shooting a Star Trek-like sharp focused beam of light, straight down through the crown (the very top of your head to energize this ball of light that is in your solar plexus.
· For the next ten breaths, imagine energy shooting up from your solar plexus area to the Sun above your head as you inhale, and the energy shooting back down with each exhale. Imagine your entire stomach area filled with a brilliant, honey-colored, warm golden light.
· Now imagine your heart’s center as a small pink pinpoint of light. Each time you breathe in, your solar plexus reaches for that energy from the Higher Self in the sky.
· Now when you breathe out, the super-charged solar plexus chakra sends energy back up towards your heart center. The pinpoint of light in your heart is like a small shining star that gets brighter and larger with each breath. You are feeding the heart’s center, using the solar plexus chakra as a conduit for the energy from the higher self.
· With each breath that you breathe out, this pinpoint of light in your heart chakra grows brighter and brighter and larger and larger…. until it starts to resemble a little fountain.
· This fountain shoots white light upwards, higher and higher, until releases a spray of light that falls from the crown (the top of your head) to your feet. Every time you breathe out, your body is showered in a spray of rainbow colored lights. Imagining a fountain of diamonds is always good.
· By now, each time as you breathe, the following sequence should be taking place: you inhale and send solar plexus energy up through the crown of your head to the Higher Self Sun six feet above your head. You exhale and the Higher Self sends energy downwards to the solar plexus which sends energy to the heart’s center which explodes in a fountain of light that circulates to the top of head, showers to your feet and back up again.
· With each breath, you are now rinsing yourself with holy light from the Higher Self. This is an efficient way of opening your chakras and increasing your receptivity to messages from your higher self and the angels.
Take a journey up and through your 7th chakra and beyond!
The Pointer of the Aztec Calendar
The four square-like spaces contain the glyphs for a) Nahui Ocelot (4 Tiger); b) Nahui Ehecatl (4 Wind); c) Nahui Quiahuitl (4 Rain); and d) Nahui Atl or Atonatiuh (4 Water). Above Tonatiuh is a double lunar-solar ray (e).
There is much debate about the significance of the elements in the pointer of the Aztec Calendar, as there is regarding almost all of the elements of the calendar itself. This brief essay is not concerned, however, with the specific interpretation of the elements within the pointer of the calendar; a subject which will be discussed in subsequent essays. Rather, we shall examine the design of the pointer and its possible relationship to the concentric ring that contains the day glyphs.
The Pointer of the Aztec Calendar by Charles William Johnson.
See also this animation, just simply fascinating. I had read of the conjecture on this theory but the animation brings it up to a new level: Paleoanimation of the Pakal Ancient Astronaut Sculpture of the Maya at Palenque.
More animations at Paleoanimation.
And: The Aztec Calendar - A Study of the Five Central Points.
Richard Dawkins - The Root of All Evil?
In this two-part Channel 4 series, Professor Richard Dawkins challenges what he describes as 'a process of non-thinking called faith'. Dawkins is well known for bringing to a wide audience the complex scientific concepts that underpin evolution. His first book, The Selfish Gene was an international bestseller.
Part 1, aired on Channel 4, January 2006:
He describes his astonishment that, at the start of the 21st century, religious faith is gaining ground in the face of rational, scientific truth. Science, based on scepticism, investigation and evidence, must continuously test its own concepts and claims. Faith, by definition, defies evidence: it is untested and unshakeable, and is therefore in direct contradiction with science.
In addition, though religions preach morality, peace and hope, in fact, says Dawkins, they bring intolerance, violence and destruction. The growth of extreme fundamentalism in so many religions across the world not only endangers humanity but, he argues, is in conflict with the trend over thousands of years of history for humanity to progress – to become more enlightened and more tolerant. -- Channel 4
Part 2, aired on Channel 4, January 2006:
How is it, asks Richard Dawkins, that despite science having exposed old religious myths, militant faith is back on the march? The mechanism for perpetuating beliefs that Dawkins describes as leading to murderous intolerance, is by imposing religion on children who are too inexperienced to judge it for themselves
We wouldn't categorise children according to their parents' political stance, says Dawkins, since they are too young to make up their minds about such matters. But we segregate them in sectarian religious schools, where they are taught superstitions drawn from ancient scriptures of dubious origin, which promote a 'contradictory and poisonous system of morals'.
Dawkins compares this to a virus, which infects the young and is passed down the generations. -- Channel 4
Richard Dawkins - The Enemies of Reason
Tuesday, 24. April 2007
Photo Gallery of Japanese Zen Gardens
Monotonous rocks instead of colorful flowers; dry, gray sand as a substitute for glass-clear water; moss supplementing cherished flowerbeds. Even this can be a description of a garden. Everyone can recognize them at the first glance, but few can depict them in words.
Self Help: An Easy Guide to a Healthy Aura
The truth is that auras and life energy can be measured with today's instruments. Modern medicine, being what it is, just hasn't made the technology widely available. Anyone interested in maintaining a healthy aura today must rely on others capable of seeing or sensing life energies.
Fortunately there are many practices available which we can utilize ourselves to help insure a healthy and balanced aura.
Read more ...
Monday, 23. April 2007
Sacred Visions: Astrological Charts
Much more beautiful paintings at Sacred Visions: Early Paintings from Central Tibet by Steven M. Kossak and Jane Casey Singer.
Early Paintings from Central Tibet is the catalogue of a landmark exhibition (1998-99) of more than sixty of the finest extant Tibetan works from museums and private collections around the world. Closed to the West until the early twentieth century, Tibet was abruptly closed again in the 1950s by the Chinese. In spite of the loss of much of the staggering wealth of Tibetan monasteries and other monuments since that time, a number of masterpieces have survived in Western collections.
Sunday, 22. April 2007
The Secret: Is It For Real?
LARRY KING, CNN ANCHOR: Tonight, inside The Secret -- the phenomenon taking the country by storm. The book so in demand, it's selling out faster than they can get it back in the stores.
Can you really have it all, get whatever you want -- love, money, you name it -- by thinking about it?
Millions say yes. Some say not so fast.
What do you believe?
You're about to meet some world renowned best-selling authors and teachers who say they're so successful because they know The Secret.
Aired on CNN Aired March 8, 2007.
Runtime 45 minutes.
James Arthur Ray, Joe Vitale, Bob Proctor, Lisa Nichols and John Assaraf
Read the transcript (opens in a new window).
"Beyond the Power of Positive Thinking" on Larry King Live
Believed to have been in existence for thousands of years, The Secret is only now being shared to the world. It's supposedly what brought success to such greats as Plato, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein and Andrew Carnegie. In this video, The Secret is revealed and taught by over 50 teachers, including writers, philosophers, doctors and scientists, to empower viewers to achieve success in their careers, relationships and health.
Law of Attraction :: The Secret :: Official Web Site
The Secret - The Book
The Secret - DVD (Extended Edition)
Saturday, 21. April 2007
Category: Tarot & Oracles |
Thursday, 19. April 2007
3D Unveils the Mystery of the Great Pyramid
News & Stories
Crop Circle at Oliver's Castle, Nr Devizes, Wiltshire. Reported 15th April 2007.
Profile of Cho Seung-Hui: Virginia Tech killer by Astrological Musings.
Mars in Cho's chart was in Scorpio, showing that he had an extremely passionate nature, and it was conjunct Pluto which is Scorpio's ruler, a "double whammy" (technical astrological terminology) connecting the compulsive power of Pluto/Scorpio with the aggressive urge of Mars. Mars/Pluto people are extremely intense and can be obsessed with issues of power and secrecy.
Elsewhere WITH VIDEO: Getting rattled on 'the Rock' by Los Angeles Times.
Mysterious Huge Stone Eggs Discovered in Hunan Province by Epoch Times. With Pics.
The origin of the stone eggs is currently unknown as it is reported that further analysis by experts will be required to determine what they are and where they came from. The eggs are oval in shape, with a wide range of sizes; the smallest one being no bigger than a water melon, while the largest is reported as being the size of a big table. Upon closer examination they look like eggs from the outside, but are very shiny and black on the inside.
Mathematician Suggests Extra Dimensions are Time-like by PhysOrg.
In a recent study, mathematician George Sparling of the University of Pittsburgh examines a fundamental question pondered since the time of Pythagoras, and still vexing scientists today: what is the nature of space and time? After analyzing different perspectives, Sparling offers an alternative idea: space-time may have six dimensions, with the extra two being time-like.
Lonesome Highway to Another World? by The New York Times.
Ellensburg Unexplained by Daily Record.
Many residents have seen some strange things flying over the Kittitas Valley. A vast number are skeptics and think perhaps what they saw came possibly from the U.S. Army Yakima Training Center. Others are pretty sure what they saw was not from around this neck of the galaxy. “It is easy to joke about UFOs, until you’ve seen one,” said Ellensburg resident Sue Marvin, who saw three dome-shaped objects over Manastash Ridge on July 31, 2005.
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