Sunday, 30. September 2007
Conspiracy? Area 51

In southern Nevada, there exists a 575 square mile block of land that goes by many names: The Box, Paradise Ranch, Groom Lake, Watertown Strip and Dreamland. But most refer to this mysterious region as Area 51. Since the late 1950’s the skies above Dreamland have been home to an array of unidentified flying objects. Locals here know that sightings of curios lights and other unexplained phenomena are commonplace. In 1989, the revelations of Bob Lazar, a Las Vegas resident, brought the strange goings-on at Area 51 to a national audience. He claimed to have amazing inside information on the stark terrain 90 miles north of Las Vegas. Known as Area 51, this outpost is one of the most mysterious locations on the face of the earth, that until recently the government denied its existence.

Lazar wasn’t the first to claim that something out of the ordinary was happening at Area 51. Rumors about UFO sightings in the Nevada desert had been spreading for years. For those who defend Lazar and his accounts of testing UFO’s explains the extreme security over the military base. For those who discount his revelations believe there is a more plausible reason why the government had been keeping the activities at Area 51 from the general public. The base, built at the height of the Cold War, housed advanced military testing of cutting edge aviation technology. The secrecy wasn’t to keep the American public in the dark, but to keep Russians from spying on secret testing of this technology. Frequent sightings of these advanced planes may have been the source of the UFO sightings and experts assert that the government may have perpetuated these theories to disguise the their real activities.

Conspiracy? Area 51 by History Television. Duration: 44 minutes.

See also:
Bob Lazar Official website
The Lazar Synopsis - Overview of Lazar's history by Gene Huff.
Bob Lazar Claims - Analysis by Glen Campbell.

And last but not least KLAS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas. I-Team Investigative Reporter George Knapp, Nevada's best-known journalist, is the guy who first broke the UFO tales back in 1989, and broke the story of Bob Lazar. The UFO stories changed Area 51 forever, and spawned all sorts of spin-offs. For 20-plus years, Knapp has investigated and reported on many subjects, but outside of Las Vegas, he is probably best known to the general public for his work on various anomalous phenomena.
Category: Movies & TV | New Legends & Claims | Ufo's & Aliens |

Saturday, 29. September 2007
Herbs to Herbs

It's no doubt that herbs have never lost their popularity. For thousands of years, their beauty, fragrance, and flavor have given humankind much pleasure. Herbs were our first medicines, used to treat problems ranging from sore throats and hypertension to heart disease and battle wounds.

Today, we season our foods with culinary herbs, prepare scents from the aromatic kinds, and cultivate them for the color and texture they bring to the garden. Even herbal medicine is experiencing a renaissance as scientific research confirms in the laboratory what our ancestors knew from experience.

Herbs A - Z

Image from Elizabeth Blackwell's flora Herbarium Blackwellianum emendatum et auctum

For example, I picked the Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale.

... The herbal remedies made from the leaves of the dandelion are used as a diuretic, it is also used in the treatment of high blood pressure which it accomplishes by reducing the total volume of fluid present in the body at any time.

As a detoxification agent, the root of the dandelion herb is considered to be one of the most effective and beneficial herbal remedies. The waste products accumulated in the liver and the gall bladder is removed by this herbal remedy and it principally affects the functioning of the liver and the gallbladder. The kidneys are also stimulated by the dandelion at the same time and it enables the rapid removal toxins through the urine produced. The root of the dandelion is known to be a remarkably well balanced herbal remedy, the steady and gradual elimination of toxins accumulating in the body due to infection or pollution is accelerated by the root of the dandelion. In the treatment of a variety of conditions, the dandelion possesses major and effective therapeutic benefits, these include the treatment of persistent constipation, the treatment of various types of skin problems, including acne, and eczema, and diseases like psoriasis. The root also treats other types of arthritic conditions, including severe conditions such as osteoarthritis, and disorders like gout ...


Herbs have been used to flavor food and to make medicines since prehistoric times. Herbs are small flowering plants, and there are hundreds of different kinds, each with its own special properties. Usually it is the leaves that are valued, but it can be the flowers or the stem. Some, such as basil and oregano, are edible and used in small quantities to flavor food. Others, like feverfew are valued more for their medicinal qualities. Many of today's medicines came originally from plants, including aspirin (from willow trees), morphine (from the seeds of the opium poppy), and quinine (from the bark of the cinchona tree of South America). An extract of the rosy periwinkle, called vincristine, is one of the drugs used against leukemia, a childhood cancer.
Egyptian pyramid builders ate garlic because they thought it would give them strength. Rosemary gets its name from the Latin rosmarinus which means sea dew. Bay leaves were used to crown poets and heroes in Ancient Rome. The Ancient Greeks called basil "King of Herbs". The Latin name for sage is Salvia, which means healthy, and sage is thought to have healing qualities. Mint and the spice cinnamon keep moths away from clothes.

Herbs to Herbs - Number one source of traditional and nutritional health care.

Category: Body & Health | Herbs & Kitchen |

Friday, 28. September 2007
Are you …

  • Psychic?
  • Adventurous?
  • Gambler?
  • Artist or Scientist?
  • Entrepreneur?
  • Funny?
  • Sexy?

Find out with this palmist.


Category: Games & Humor |

Tan Tien Chi Kung

Tan Tien Chi Kung is one of the Taoist Chi Kung practices used todevelop Tan Tien and Perineum power. We need Chi and Chi pressure in the Tan Tien as a foundationfor most of our Universal Tao practices, especially for Iron Shirt andTai Chi Chi Kung, and meditation.


The Lower Tan Tien is the main energy reservoir in the body. It isthe place where we store the energy we generate, gather and ab-sorb in Chi Kung and meditation. If the energy is stored in the TanTien it can be accessed later, if not the Chi dissipates and cannot beused. The Tan Tien is therefore also called the Ocean of Chi. Ac-cording to the Chinese medical theory, once the ocean is full it over-flows into the eight extraordinary meridians. Once these are full theChi flows into the twelve ordinary meridians, each of which is asso-ciated with a particular organ. The Tan Tien is therefore the founda-tion of the entire energetic system of the body.

The practice is divided into two parts.

In part one, we will learn to increase the Chi pressure in the Tan Tien, in the organs, especially the kidneys, in the fasciae, in the lumbar area and the Door of Life. This is accomplished through a combination of breathing, contraction (pulling upward) of certain parts of the perineum (anus) toward specific areas of the abdomen and pressing down the abdominal diaphragm. The exercises also nourish our Original Force. The warm-ups open the kua/sacrum and the hip joints and strengthen the anus (perineum).

In part two, we will learn eleven animal postures. In fact, they have the same results as the exercises from part one. They are, however more powerful and will significantly enhance the Chi pressure/inner power in the Tan Tien, the strength of the perineum and the rooting power. They are actually a very good preparation for Tai Chi.


Tan Tien Chi Kung: Empty Force, Perineum Power and the Second Brain by Mantak Chia.
Universal Tao Publications, 2002
PDF | 1 MB | 51 pages

Related Entries:
Cosmic Fusion: The Inner Alchemy of the Eight Forces
Awaken Healing Energy through the Tao
Chi Self Massage
Category: Body & Health | Books & Magazines | Energy & Light |

Wednesday, 26. September 2007
Full Moon Rite

No matter where you live, the moon will look round and full tonight!
This full moon is called 'Full Harvest Moon' by the Cherokee, 'Moon When The Calves Grow Hair' by the Dakotah Sioux, 'Chrysanthemum Moon' by the Chinese, or 'Singing Moon' by the Celtic. (see related entry Full Moon Names).

Enjoy a feast!

Perform this at night, in the view of the Moon if possible. It is appropriate for crescents, white flowers, silver and other lunar symbols to be present on the altar for this ritual. The quartz crystal sphere can be placed on the altar as well.
Or, if you prefer, use the cauldron (or a small white or silver bowl) filled with water. Place a piece of silver into the water.

Arrange the altar, light the candles and censer, and cast the Circle of Stones.

Moon Goddess by Josephine Wall

Stand beforethe altar andinvoke the Goddess and God, with the Blessing Chant and/or any other invocations.

Now gaze at the Moon, if possible. Feel its energies sinking into your body. Feel its cool Goddess energy wash you with power and love.
Now say these or similar words:

Wondrous Lady of the Moon
You who greets the dark with silvered kisses
Mistress of the night and all magicks,
who rides the clouds in blackened skies
and spills light upon cold Earth.
Oh Lunar Goddess
Crescent one
Shadow maker and shadow breaker,
Revealer of mysteries past and present,
Puller of seas and ruler of women
All-wise Lunar Mother
I greet your celestial jewel
at the waxing of its powers
with a rite in Your honor
I prey by the moon
I prey by the moon
I prey by the moon

Continue chanting "I pray bythe Moon" for as long as you will.
Visualize the Goddess if you so desire, perhaps as a tall, robust woman wearing silver jewelry and white, rippling, draped clothing. A crescent Moon may rest upon Her brow, or She may toss a glowing silvery white orb in Her hands. She treads the starfield of eternal night in an eternal round with Her lover, the Sun God, spreading moonrays wherever She goes. Her eyes laugh, Her skin is white and translucent. She glows.

Now is the time for magick of all types, forthe full ofthe Moon marks the height of its powers, and all positive spells cast then are powerful.

FullMoons are also excellent times for meditation, mirror magick and psychic workings, for such are often more successful within the circle. Crystal-scrying is particularly recommended; flood the crystal with moonlight prior to the ritual. If you have no crystal sphere, use the cauldron filled with water and the piece of silver.
Gaze at the water (or at the Moon glinting on the silver) to awaken your psychic awareness.

Thank the Goddess and God and release the circle.

Exerpted from the book Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
by Scott Cunningham.
Category: Magick & Witchcraft |

Paintings by Oleg Korolev

A Transcendental part of human nature always looks for its own Eternal source and inevitably has doubt regarding visible reality. The conditionally perceived illusionary surroundings require examination and overcoming... Surrealism, through it's inner absurdity and paradoxes, destroys trust in reality. It is an aesthetic game of the human imagination with a nostalgia for everlasting spiritual liberty. But Visionary Art has a different field of the play, the Contemplative artist is a participant of the action himself, he doesn't play with the help of mind by the symbols and their mechanical constructions anymore, but operates with energies, forces which bear the images, intuitive way ... A Visionary artist can not be Atheist, he always serves a certain Power and represents it by own creative activity and life.

Paintings by Oleg Korolev

See also beinArt Interview with Oleg Korolev.
Category: Art & Visions |

Tuesday, 25. September 2007
Keiko Matsui - Full Moon and the Shrine

Keiko Matsui's music is powerful and introspective, blending both Western and Eastern musical influences. She has a very spiritual view of composing music, feeling out each composition as though it were, in her words, "coming to me from another space, another dimension", and "catching notes from the silence and then simply placing them together". Matsui sees music as "the great gifts from the human souls from the past, for the children of the future". She believes that music has a power to bring people together and change their lives. "We are connected by music", Matsui wrote, "as the Ocean connects the continents".

A lover of nature, Matsui often makes reference to plants, animals, the elements, and other natural features and phenomena in her song titles. She shows an especial fascination with the moon as a number of her compositions refer to the moon in their titles.

Matsui's career spans three decades, during this time she has released more than twenty CDs.

The Album 'Full Moon and the Shrine' was always my favourite! It is an awesome composition from start to finish, a crescendo of emotion. It begins in purity and ends in purity; but in between, it offers the listener the full spectrum of the rainbow. Lovers of jazz and new-age instrumental music are sure to be pleased. Listen and you will understand.

Exclusive at Eso Garden:
Listen the full album "Full Moon and the Shrine" here!
(or click the picture below)



Short Bio:
New age keyboard player Keiko Matsui grew up in Tokyo and took her first piano lesson at the age of five. Influenced by Stevie Wonder and Rachmaninov as well as early fusion masters Maurice Jarre and Chick Corea, Matsui began composing while in junior high but studied children's culture at the Japan Women's University (Nihon Joshidaigaku). She moved to the Yamaha Music Foundation in Tokyo after graduation and formed Cosmos, recording four albums with the new age group. Her first album as a leader, 1987's 'A Drop of Water', was released in the U.S. two years after the fact on Passport. The LP also featured her touring partner and husband, shakuhachi player Kazu Matsui. 1992 Matsui began charting in the contemporary jazz charts. Her 1995 album 'Sapphire' hit number one on the charts, and its follow-up also reached the Top Ten the following year. 'Whisper from the Mirror' followed in 2000; 'Deep Blue' appeared the next year. 'The Ring' from 2002 recalled the composer's classical background while 2004's 'Wildflower' flirted with world music. 'Walls of Akendora' appeared in 2005 with a smooth jazz flavor and updated version of Matsui's early hit, 'Mountain Shakedown'. The album 'Moyo' followed in 2007.

Keiko Matsui - Official page of smooth jazz/new age pianist.
Discography, tour dates, biography, pictures.

Keiko Matsui - Full Moon and the Shrine

Keiko Matsui - Water Lily (from the album 'Doll')

More Clips at YouTube
Category: Music & Voices |

The Four Astrological Elements in Relationships

According to traditional teachings, there are two elements respectively that fit well together, while the other combinations are more difficult. Fire and air are considered to be masculine elements that are related to each other and harmonize well, as do the feminine elements of earth and water.

Popular astrological partnership predictions, usually follow this simple basic pattern. It’s obvious that we can get along well with the signs of the same element. After all, we are in our own element with them, which means we look at the world in the same way. Moreover, we have a good understanding of people with the related element so that in this very fundamental consideration of the twelve signs there are six masculine and six feminine signs, each of which harmonize well with the others of the same group.

Masculine and Feminine Elements




Whether we should take a simplistic approach to an essential area of life such as partnership is an open question. Even everyday language has two extremely contradictory opinions about this situation. On the one hand it says that “birds of a feather flock together”, but then there is also the following expression: “opposites attract”. So which of these two elemental theories should we believe?

“Birds of a feather flock together” is certainly a good basis for the friendships we cultivate, and for the experiences we have within a group. This is also where we can apply the statements about elements that harmonize with each other. By way of comparison, “opposites attract” is the motto for a relationship — or is there a greater contrast than between a man and a woman? This is why it is very questionable when astrological statements about partnership are made only according to this basic pattern. In fact, it has been demonstrated often enough that although we get along well with our own and the related element, such connections may not create enough excitement to keep a relationship full of life. Understood in this manner, relationships between all the elements — and all the astrological signs — are obviously possible without the difficult ones necessarily being any worse than others or even hopeless.


Since we can ultimately become whole only by developing the four elements within us, we must first understand the nature of each individual element, how it gets along with the other element, and how these complement it. In the following descriptions, each element will be described as if a person were to consist of just this element alone. However, there is no such extreme form, since we are all mixed types. One element is so strongly developed in each of us that we appear to primarily represent this type of element.

The elements in detail:
Category: Articles & Essays | Astrology & Astronomy |

Monday, 24. September 2007
Chios Energy Healing

Energy healing (aura and chakra healing) is one of the most profound and fundamental alternative therapies in the field of alternative medicine and holistic health. It employs spiritual healing methods which expand the awareness of the energy healer and uses energy, color and light healing techniques to catalyze healing in the patient’s energy field (aura and chakra system)—helping the patient break free from afflictions and limitations of body, mind and spirit. It may provide enhanced quality of life for the patient, and facilitate spiritual growth. Energy healing is often a powerful spiritual path for the practitioner, as well.

... Also included are an integral meditation method and personal growth exercises especially designed for the energy healer,as are new treatment procedures for complementary care of serious illnesses.Chios is a complete, integrated system employing standardized instructional materials available to all, everywhere in the world, which may be downloaded directly from this website.

Chios Energy Healing ( Aura and Chakra Healing ) by Steve Barrett.
I love to work with energy, the lessons sounds convincing.


For Exemple: Learning to Channel the Energy .

Calling in the Energy

Close your eyes and place your hands in front of you, and effortlessly see, in your mind’s eye, the energy coming into your body from the earth, from above and from all around you. Feel it filling your body and then moving through your shoulders, down your arms and moving into your hands. As you hold your hands in front of you, really see and feel the energy coming into you from the universe, through your body, down your arms, and then filling up your hands like water filling a glove. Allow the energy to collect in your hands—you may feel a tingling or a sensation of heat as it does so. Each time you practice this should only take a minute or two.

Category: Body & Health | Energy & Light |

Light Lean Healthy Being

An online guided meditation - for weight loss and body image:

For just 7 minutes, 2-3 times a day, you can experience the healing imagery and powerful music to assist you in renewing your mind, body and spirit. The statements of intention are designed to cover the 3 main areas of weight and health issues: extra padding for emotional protection, super-size-it eating habits and a deep longing for spiritual connection and fulfillment.


Light Lean Healthy Being Movie by Mary Robinson Reynolds.
Category: Body & Health | Meditation & Mind |

Sunday, 23. September 2007
Dan Aykroyd: Unplugged on UFOs

Former 'Saturday Night Live' performer and Hollywood star Dan Akroyd, who is a believer in the existence and government cover-up of alien life-forms, hosts this look into the phenomenon of UFO sightings.

'Unplugged on UFOs' is an unusual combination of an interview with a compilation of striking footage of lights in the sky and other unexplained phenomena. Akroyd shares his personal experiences in this field and also discusses recent findings with author and UFOlogist David Sereda. The movie also contains interviews with former astronaut Gordon Cooper, excerpts from a lecture by former Canadian Minister of Defense Paul Hellyer and others, including former president Ronald Reagan. But front and center is Aykroyd.

A negative thing for me: Regrettably, 'Unplugged on UFOs' undercuts itself with dubious images, like Billy Meier's discredited photos of spaceships in Switzerland. Huh ...

If you're a UFO buff then you've probably already seen this. If you haven't ... well ... take this 84 minutes and have a look. Yet still an interesting and enjoyable movie.

See also:
Soul survivor by The Guardian.
His film career may have stalled lately, but Dan Aykroyd still has his eyes on the stars. He's an avid UFO-spotter, believes in alien abductions and thinks extraterrestrials are visiting the Lake District.
Aykroyd is the "Hollywood consultant" for Mufon (it stands for Mutual UFO Network), which seems to involve keeping abreast of developments in the UFO-sighting world and promoting the organisation. "Basically, [Mufon are] scientists from all kinds of disciplines that have formed this group to analyse what is real and what is a hoax ... "
Category: Movies & TV | Ufo's & Aliens |

Saturday, 22. September 2007
Stories of Krishna: The Adventures of a Hindu God

Who is Krishna? Why is he blue? And why do women find him so attractive?
Step into his world and join the adventures of a Hindu god.


This lovely interactive web site allows you to explore a selection of the paintings featured in the exhibition 'Painted Visions from India and Pakistan, Past and Present' by the Seattle Art Museum (SAM).
Click an image and hear the accompanying tale (or read the transcript), then click "close the story" and mouse over the image icons to explore the characters and view details. After you are finished you can test what you've learned with a drag and drop card game.

Stories of Krishna: The Adventures of a Hindu God


See also:
Paintings displaying the sweet pastimes of Radha and Krishna in Vraja
by Vrindavan Das.
Category: Art & Visions | Gods & Goddesses |

Friday, 21. September 2007
Just Sit Back and Relax

Today's relaxation transports you to Japan. Some beautiful Japanese meditation melody and scenery accompanied by inspirational quotes, many of them are Japanese proverbs ...

Relax your mind for a few peaceful moments:

Category: Meditation & Mind | Poetry & Inspirations |

Reiki - You Can Do it!

" Reiki not only heals diseases, but also amplifies
innate abilities, balances the spirit, makes the body
healthy, and thus helps achieve happiness."


Reiki as a preventive and curative medicine

Eastern medical philosophy has always emphasized the superiority of maintaining good health over curing illness. Reiki is a preventive medicine par excellence. But it is even more: When practising Reiki on yourself or others, you experience both its preventive and its curative functions at the same time. If you have a disease, Reiki will cure it, if not, Reiki will promote your health and longevity. This preventive cum curative quality of Reiki makes it a unique healing system.

It is natural to be healthy

It is only when certain parts of our bodies fail to function naturally that sickness occurs. The causes may be from bacteria and viruses, organic (toxins) or psychosomatic.

  • Bacteria and viruses are always present in our bodies, but they are kept in check (sometimes even exploited to do useful work for us) as long as our bodies function naturally.
  • Toxins are continually clogging our organs, but as long as we function naturally, these toxins will be neutralized by the chemicals produced by our body.
  • Our brain is continually stressed, but again, if nature runs its course we will be adequately relieved after sleep and rest.

The Eastern concept of health is also wider than that of the West. To be healthy is not just to be free from disease. A person cannot be called healthy if he/she is often restless, irritable or extremely forgetful, cannot concentrate or sleep soundly, and has no zest for work or play.

How Reiki works and promotes health: Health through Reiki & How to use Reiki.


Reiki Symbols as keys

The Reiki symbols are like keys that open doors to a higher mind. You can also see them as buttons, when you press the button you automatically get a result. In my opinion one of the functions of the Reiki symbols is to instantly override the user's precognition that some things cannot be done (i.e. distance healing). The symbols trigger a belief or intention built into the symbols that helps the user to get the results intended. The different symbols also quickly connect the user to the universal life force.
When a Reiki Master does an attunement and shows the Reiki symbols to a student, the form of the symbol is impressed in the students mind and merges with the metaphysical energies it represents.
When a Reiki practitioner draws, thinks about or visualizes a symbol it will instantly connect to the energies it represents.

The Reiki Symbols


From ancient times whenever someone develops a secret method the one would teach this to the people among family, as a legacy for the later generations of the family living. That idea, not to open to the public and keep that sacred method in the family, is really the past century's bad custom.

In modern days we have to live together. That's going to be the basis of happiness, earnestly wanting social progress.

That's why I definitely won't allow to keep this for myself. Our Reiki Ryoho is a creative idea, which no one has developed before and there is nothing like this in this world. Therefore I am going to open this idea to anybody for the peoples benefit and welfare.

Reiki in the words of the founder Mikao Usui - An Interview.


All this and much more you will find on:
Reiki - You Can Do it! by Goran Sandwall at
This site is trying to impart information about Reiki and the healing abilities of this easy to learn system. Highly Recommended!
And don't miss the Alternative Healing Dictionary.

Related Entry:
Reiki, also with many German links.
Category: Body & Health | Energy & Light |

Thursday, 20. September 2007
The Symbolism Of The Tarot

This book is for anyone looking for a new view of the tarot. It deals with a very occultist point of view, and while there are literally an infinite number of ways to look at the tarot, this book shows you a whole new way. The book states it in a way that I never could, so I'll quote you a passage to let it speak for itself:

"As soon as I perceived the Sun, I understood that It, Itself, is the expression of the Fiery Word and the sign of the Emperor.


The great luminary shone with an intense heat upon the large golden heads of sun-flowers.
And I saw a naked boy, whose head was wreathed with roses, galloping on a white horse and waving a bright-red banner.
I shut my eyes for a moment and when I opened them again I saw that each ray of the Sun is the sceptre of the Emperor and bears life. And I saw how under the concentration of these rays the mystic flowers of the waters open and receive the rays into themselves and how all Nature is constantly born from the union of two principles."

P.D. Ouspensky was born in Russia in 1878, and was an enormously influential figure in early 20th Century Mysticism and Occultism. He was a student of Gurdjieff,and his experiments in Higher Consciousness influence his highly esoteric writings. This book on Tarot illuminates the symbolism of the tarot in the Light of a Mystic Journey.
Ouspensky's book on the Tarot has remained practically unknown since its initial publication in Russia in 1913.

22 cards from the Waite set, described by Ouspensky, have been reproduced in full color.

The Symbolism Of The Tarot by P.D. Ouspensky
PDF | Year 1913 | 60 pages | 1.67 MB

So there is always something hidden in symbolism, that can be interpreted one or another way around. It is up to interpreter, who has the knowledge and experience to understand this symbolism. Not for every mortal, but interesting to read.

See also:
Gurdjieff Studies: Ouspensky on Gurdjieff
The Ouspensky Foundation
Category: Books & Magazines | Symbols & Geometry | Tarot & Oracles |

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