Ursi's Eso Garden
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Wednesday, 18. April 2007
This video presents theories about the meaning of a symbol on a Mayan temple at Tulum near Cancun. I believe this symbol and temple relate to Mayan observations of the stars, others have suggested the temple is an ancient lighthouse, or a sacrificial center, even that the symbol is related to Dan Brown's story the DaVinci Code!
Images and story available at the website: Mayan Mystery.
Tuesday, 17. April 2007
What’s your sign? Your Guide to Symbols and Signs
She is also an embroiderer, and incorporate symbols into every-day life through the use of embroidery. She designed many of the Symbolic Embroidery designs you see on her website. Almost all the symbols on this website are available for embroidery on shirts, wall hangings or as patches. Nice!
Painting Dreams - Fantasy Art by Wendy Andrew
Inside you will find paintings, cards and prints of ‘The Wheel of the Year’, Avalon, Faeries, Arthurian legend, Morgan Le Fay, Merlin, Celtic mythology, dragons, unicorns, magical hares, the Green Man and much more.
Painting Dreams - Fantasy Art by Wendy Andrew
Category: Art & Visions |
Monday, 16. April 2007
From 1953 to 1981 a silver haired woman calling herself only "Peace Pilgrim" walked more than 25,000 miles on a personal pilgrimage for peace. She vowed to "remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food." In the course of her 28 year pilgrimage she touched the hearts, minds, and lives of thousands of individuals all across North America. Her message was both simple and profound. It continues to inspire people all over the world.
3. Find your place in the Life Pattern.
A comprehensive collection of information about the life and message of Peace Pilgrim including her words in writing and audio, images, supportive materials, and links to related web sites. The complete text of the Peace Pilgirm Book and Steps Toward Inner Peace Booklet can be found on the site. Also the newsletters and the Peace Pilgrim calendars.
Peace Pilgrim (1908 - 1981).
This is a powerful documentary about this extraordinary woman, a poetic and musical exploration of her life and message, which is as relevant today as ever. Also included are interviews with Dalai Lama, Maya Angelou, John Robbins, Elizabeth Kubler Ross, and many of Peace Pilgrim's friends, admirers, and relatives, along with newsreel footage from the 1950's, 1960's, and 1970's, when Peace was on her walk for peace.
An American Sage Who Walked Her Talk
Scripted and edited by Sharon Janis and Night Lotus Productions.
Duration: 65 minutes.
Sunday, 15. April 2007
Fire on the Mountain: A Gathering of Shamans
"Fire on the Mountain: A Gathering of Shamans" is a documentary about the connection between consciousness and nature, as embodied in the spiritual traditions of Indigenous Peoples, whose ecological metaphors of the sacred are so relevant to the modern world.
The project was shot in 1997 at an historic 10-day gathering of shamans from five continents, who travelled to Karma Ling, a Tibetan Buddhist retreat centre in the Val Saint Hugon in Savoy, in the French Alps, to discuss their concerns with H.H. the Dalai Lama and high-level representatives of the world's religions.
This documentary embodies the wish of these Indigenous People - all traditional wisdom-keepers, shamans and medicine-women - who requested us to communicate their message to the world.
More @ Global Vision.
Enjoy this film by David Cherniack Productions in association with Global Vision Corporation and Mystic Fire Video.
Saturday, 14. April 2007
The World’s Mysterious Places - Part IV
Chankillo Observatory, Peru
Pueblo Bonita, New Mexico
Old Sarum, England
Pyramids of Guimar, Tenerife
Adam's Bridge, Indian ocean
Great Ziggurat of Ur, Iraq
Great Mosque of Samarra, Iraq
The Arch at Ctesiphon, Iraq
Enjoy The World's Mysterious Places - Part IV!
Music by Alex Tiuiaev. Written and narrated by Jerry Glover.
The World's Mysterious Places - Part 1-3
The World's Mysterious Places - Part V
Category: Buildings & Places |
Friday, 13. April 2007
Free E-book on Crystal Skulls
If you are at all interested in the phenomenon of crystal skulls, then don't miss the new updated release of Joshua & Desy Rainbow's free ebook on the subject.
Or you can read it directly here (pdf). 57 pages with a lot of pictures!
News & Stories
Friday 13th: Is it bad luck or a bad rap? by ContraCosta Times.
In America, 21 million people suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia, a fear of Friday the 13th. Many of them won't fly, dine out or shop on that day. Some won't even leave their house, fearing a day they consider the unluckiest of them all. What started all this?
Physicist needs $20,000 for time-travel experiment by Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
It's a project that aims to do a conceptually simple bench-top test for evidence of something Albert Einstein called "spooky action at a distance." The test involves using a crystal to split a photon, a light particle, into two reduced-energy photons that -- through careful manipulation -- Cramer thinks could reveal a flash of time traveling backward.
Belief in reincarnation tied to memory errors by LiveScience.com.
People who believe they have lived past lives as, say, Indian princesses or battlefield commanders are more likely to make certain types of memory errors, according to a new study. The propensity to make these mistakes could, in part, explain why people cling to implausible reincarnation claims in the first place.
Really Old Stars Perhaps Ideal for Advanced Civilizations by SETI Institute.
The search for life beyond Earth is the search for a good place to live, a habitable planet, in orbit about a long-lived star where life may arise and evolve. The first place we looked was at stars like our own Sun, a middle-sized, middle-aged star.
Are there purple palm trees on alien worlds? by The Spitzer Science Center.
See also: Fall Colors on Alien Worlds by Astrobiology Magazine.
All that clairvoyant stuff – I don’ t see it myself by TimesOnline.
I want to consult you about a proposed change in the law. But before I do, I’d like to ask you a question or two. What would you do if you were genuinely clairvoyant? If you could really tell the future? The possibilities are endless.
And that's renaissance magic ... by The Guardian.
After lying almost untouched in the vaults of an Italian university for 500 years, a book on the magic arts written by Leonardo da Vinci's best friend and teacher has been translated into English for the first time. The world's oldest magic text, De viribus quantitatis (On The Powers Of Numbers) was penned by Luca Pacioli, a Franciscan monk who shared lodgings with Da Vinci and is believed to have helped the artist with The Last Supper.
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Category: News & Stories |
Wednesday, 11. April 2007
Ode to Summer
Summer is coming ...
A old poetry in new medium. Graceful & Excellent!
Category: Poetry & Inspirations |
Manifesting Your Ideal Life - Part II
3 Steps to Manifesting Your Ideal Life
"There is nothing new under the sun."
Mystics have studied the underlying principles that manifest reality for centuries. These same principles existed in the time of Socrates and they existed before the establishment of many of today's religions.
Once you are clear on exactly what you want, then it is a straightforward matter to manifest your desire. There are three steps:
Read more ...
Manifesting Your Ideal Life - Part I
Remember, you are not your beliefs. You are a divine spiritual being, so why hold onto anything that is preventing you from realizing this truth?
So here’s the secret.
Read more ...
Monday, 09. April 2007
The Dance of Death
The theme of the "Danse macabre" dates back to medieval morality tales of a dialogue between Death and representatives from all classes of society, as well as paintings on the walls of churches and charnel houses. Death comes to the mighty and the lowly alike, leading them off in a long procession [see P265]. Hans Holbein (1497-1543) interpreted the theme in a series of drawings done at Basel about 1525, where forty of them were printed as woodcuts executed by the master engraver Hans Lützelburger the following year. They were printed again as woodcuts in 1538 at Lyons, under a different title, and with additional images being added. The work was immediately popular, and many other editions followed, with woodcuts by a number of different engravers. Hollar evidently worked from a Cologne edition as well as one of the earlier Lyon editions, reinterpreting the Holbein images as a series of thirty etchings rather than woodcuts.
Dance of Death (1680)
Hollar's prints first appeared in 1651, while he was working in Antwerp, under the title Mortalium nobilitas iconibus ab Holbeino delineatis et a W. Hollar exsculptis expressa. They depict Dance as a prancing skeleton, and have a macabre energy about them. Each of the thirty prints was enclosed in one of three symbolic decorative borders designed by Abraham Diepenbeeck. The three borders depict Democritus and Heraclitus, Minerva and Hercules, and Time and Eternity.
Dance of Death (Bewick, 1887, coloured plates)
Also included in the collection are examples of the Holbein/Hollar Dance of Death plates by two other artists. David Deucher was an etcher who copied Hollar's plates and the Diepenbeeck borders, and issued them in Edinburgh in 1788, with a portrait of himself and an etched title page dated 1786. The plates are mostly printed in reverse, the sequence is not the same as the Hollar editions, and there are some additional plates depicting new subjects. The Fisher collection includes Deucher's plates in a London edition of 1811, and also in a lithographed edition of 1887, by which time the images have become so degraded that very little fine detail remains. Finally the Hollar prints without the borders were re-interpreted as wood engravings by John Bewick, a master of the revived art of wood engraving, with text by T. Tindall Wildridge. This was issued in London in 1887 in a limited edition of 400 copies, of which 60 were hand-coloured.
The Dance of Death by Wenceslaus Hollar, one of the most famous of 17th century printmakers (1607-1677), David Deucher (1743-1808) and John Bewick (1760-1795) at The Fisher Library, University of Toronto.
Each of the eight books is shown in its entirety, and the text is fully searchable.
See also: The Dance of Death in Book Illustration by Marcia Collins.
Deutsche Astrologie Datenbank - German Astrology Database
Sie suchen die Geburtsdaten von Ex-Tennis-Star Boris Becker oder Alt-Bundeskanzler Helmut Kohl? Kein Problem! - Sie suchen Geburtsdaten von beliebigen bekannten Persönlichkeiten mit einem Mars-Saturn-Quadrat als Beispiele für Ihren Astrologie-Kurs? Kein Problem! - Sie fragen sich, ob Sonne-Neptun-Aspekte für Drogenabhängige typisch sein könnten? Kein Problem! - In unserer Horoskopedatenbank finden Sie mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit die Daten, die Sie suchen bzw. zur Beantwortung Ihrer Fragen benötigen.
Haufenweise Beispiele für alle erdenklichen Konstellationen:
Deutsche Astrologie Datenbank des Deutschen Astrologen-Verbandes.
A short description in English:
Are you looking for dates of birth of well-known personalities with a Mars Saturn square as examples of your astrology course? Or are Sun Neptun aspects for drug-dependent typical?
The German Astrologer's Association Research Center offers the whole contents of the Database of the German Astrologer's Association. 30,000 data records of famous people and 10,000 anonymously recorded "special cases" such as murderers, psychotics, homosexuals etc.
The German Astrology Database by the German Astrologer's Association.
Category: Astrology & Astronomy |
Sunday, 08. April 2007
Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: The Seven Wonders
Philo of Byzantium, approximately 2,000 years ago, compiled a list of two statues, a temple, a roof-top garden, two tombs, and a lighthouse. Ancient Romans considered these to be the seven great man-made wonders of the world. Why seven? Six of the seven have long been destroyed, some by nature, some desecrated by humans. Only the Great Pyramid of Giza still stands in its original form and is the oldest wonder, built around 2500 B.C. The other six are the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesos, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Pharos (lighthouse) at Alexandria. This video reveals the story behind each wonder, its location, and the people responsible for the construction and original function of each. It's all here - the immense creativity of ancient civilizations expressed in size, majesty, and beauty, qualities which produced a sense of wonder then and now.
Featuring new location footage, stylish period reconstructions, 3D graphics and animation sequences, and interpretations and analyses by the world's leading authorities.
Produced by Cromwell Productions, written by David Mason, narrated by John Viner.
Saturday, 07. April 2007
Ashes and Snow
Ashes and Snow is photographer Gregory Colbert's extraordinary project that illuminates his vision of a world in which animals peacefully coexist with humans. It is an ongoing project that weaves together photographic works, a film, art installations and a novel in letters.
Ashes and Snow attempts to lift the natural and artificial barriers between humans and other species, dissolving the distance that exists between them. The project aims to reawaken in us an understanding of our shared animal nature. This insight will affect the way we behave in our environment and help us find the empathy and wisdom to interact peacefully in a world that was once one.
"In exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards rediscovering the common ground that once existed when people lived in harmony with animals. The images depict a world that is without beginning or end, here or there, past or present."
-- Gregory Colbert, Creator of Ashes and Snow
Ashes and Snow - Select the Flash Version, it's much better.
See also: Codex Ashes and Snow The Rolex Institute has more pictures and artefacts. The books presented on the Codex Ashes and Snow website document the evolution of Colbert’s ongoing journey of Ashes and Snow.
You can also buy collected works from Ashes and Snow: handmade books of photographs and exhibition catalogues, as well as posters, the Ashes and Snow film on DVD and its soundtrack on CD.
And this is an amazing video!
In a rare public appearance, photographer Gregory Colbert shares an astounding film from his exhibit, Ashes and Snow, and announces his new initiative, the Animal Copyright Foundation, which aims to collect royalties from companies using images of nature in their ad campaigns. For more than a decade, Gregory Colbert has traveled the world and collaborated with 40+ species to create "Ashes and Snow," a ground-breaking exhibition of more than 100 photographs and three films, housed in the Nomadic Museum. Colbert's extraordinary sepia-toned images reveal a rarely seen poetic beauty in man's relationship to the animal kingdom.
Enjoy the meditative beauty
after the speech by Gregory Colbert (the first two minutes).