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Thursday, 20. September 2007
Indian Time Cycles, Gann and the Future of the US Stock Market
Most Gann aficionados know that Gann used astrology and that the most successful traders use it in their trading, as it is the hidden undercurrent that runs the markets. J.P. Morgan, the founder of the Morgan bank, was fond of saying that “anyone can be a millionaire, but to become a billionaire, you need an astrologer.” He had a private astrologer, Evageline Adams, who helped him tremendously. I have been fortunate to purchase financial astrological books from her library.
It is a little known fact that W. D. Gann went to India and studied Indian Sidereal Astrology. In his notebooks we find sketches of astrological symbols on his charts; and in his memoirs, he discusses his journey to India. In fact, the famous Gann wheel was first used by tea merchants in seventeenth century India. Gann also discussed the importance of using the starting date of when the first futures contract for a commodity began trading for predicting the future of that commodity. To my knowledge, there are very few individuals who use these starting dates to successfully time the markets even though my experience in using Indian Sidereal astrology has shown that these charts are invaluable.
Below is a brief introduction to Indian Sidereal Astrology, an overview of Indian time cycles and how they can be used, and a forecast through 2017 for the U.S. stock market based on this system.
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Wednesday, 19. September 2007
India’s Ganesha Festival
Amid chanting "Ganpati bappa morya" (A prayer: "in praise of the lord") and bursting of fireworks, several large idols of Ganesha were seen standing tall among fleet of vehicles and slowly inching its way in the snarling traffic of Mumbai from last two days. These Ganesha Idols will be nested in the decorative Mandals (bamboo erected stage) and at homes and will remain there up to 10 days of the festival.
The Ganesh chaturti festival begins on Sept. 15 and will last till the 24th of this month. During the festival, everyday the Lord Ganesha will be worshipped amid chanting of prayers, singing of bhajans (hymns) and ringing of bells. Flowers will be offered, camphor and scented sticks will be lit in front of the lord Ganesha.
A Photo Essay by OhmyNews: India's Ganesha Festival
One of the most popular Gods in India, lord Ganesh or Ganpati is considered a symbol of wisdom and a bringer of good luck. It is said that his elephant head epitomises everything related to wisdom-small shrewd eyes, long ears that miss nothing, a long nose that can smell out anything fight and his vehicle, a mouse, reflects how much importance a wise man gives to the smallest of life forms. Shown at gateways and on doors, either by visuals or symbols, generally facing the rising sun in the east, Ganesh is revered across India as a great clearer of obstacles. Meetings, gatherings, weddings, functions and celebrations begin with a prayer of lord Ganesh and no new venture-be it a new company, a new house, a new shop is inaugurated without reciting a 'mantra' of lord Ganesh.
1st Ganesh festival - While working on the souvenir to mark the centenary celebrations of our Ganesh festival, we felt the need to collect more information about the festival.
India is a land of festivals and fairs. Every day of the year there is a festival celebrated in some part of the country. Some festivals welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of divine beings, saints, and gurus (revered teachers), or the advent of the new year. A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India. However, they may be called by different names in various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion.
Festivals of India
Don't miss Ganesh in Indian Art.
News & Stories
Conservationists fear for Machu Picchu's future by Houston Chronicle.
The tourists — about 2,000 each day — tramp through the 15th century mountain sanctuary, clog the paths between the stone buildings, scale fragile rock-and-sod terraces.
Now, following Machu Picchu's widely publicized designation as one of the "New 7 Wonders of the World," South America's best known archaeological site is bracing for even more visitors, while just down the mountain, new hotels and restaurants are going up to serve them. But some experts fear Machu Picchu and its surroundings will be loved to death.
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 ... "
Is God for Real? by OhmyNews.
The power of prayer, while we're still making up our minds what to do, and who we intend to be, can't be dismissed. Prayer is very effective in bringing about specific manifestations in reality. It's important for people to meditate in a deep, quiet place, on those things of the universe that are important to Being. The act of prayer also does a great deal to reset our paradigms; we are placed once more into the clockwork of the universe, and we're able to measure our respect for ourselves and others in the world. This is a vitally important practice.
Living Your Dreams, in a Manner of Speaking by New York Times.
If you learn to practice “lucid dreaming,” a state in which a sleeping person becomes aware he or she is dreaming and may even be able to direct the action. Those who regularly experience the phenomenon say that like the physics-defying characters in “The Matrix,” they are able to generate or manipulate the fantastical events that unfold. They can fly without wings, play instruments they never learned, go bowling with T. S. Eliot ...
"These things are big crystals, and people started thinking of them as these super computers of past civilizations. If a silicon chip can hold tons of information and data, imagine what a gigantic 11-pound crystal can hold," Zender said. "So maybe this skull has stored all of the lost knowledge of the Mayans or Atlantians, or ET."
Ten-year-old Russian indigo boy predicted future and cured diseases
People still cherish the memories of Slava Krasheninnikov, the little prophet and healer who died fourteen years ago. His grave in the city of Chebarkul became a place of religious devotion which attracts scores of pilgrims. Hundreds of sufferers come to visit Slava’s mausoleum every day. They lay flowers at his tomb and kneel down to pray. Many scoop out some earth from his grave and put it in their pockets. Rumor has it that the earth can cure lots of ailments…
A new surprising interpretation of Piero della Francesca’s masterpiece, The Flagellation by Newsfood.
In the background, inside the gallery illuminated by the right, the scene represents indubitably Jesus Christ's flagellation during his Passion. But who are the three characters in modern dresses on the right?
David King, director of the Frankfurt Institute for the History of Science, Germany, is now proposing a new tantalizing interpretation based on the relationships his co-worker Berthold Holzschuh discovered between the famous painting and a renaissance astrolabe. Here is the painting itself.
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Tuesday, 18. September 2007
Babylon Mystery: Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadrezzar II, more often called Nebuchadnezzar (c 630-562 BC), was a ruler of Babylon in the Chaldean Dynasty, who reigned c. 605 BC-562 BC. He is famous for his monumental building within his capital of Babylon, his role in the Book of Daniel, and his construction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (which, actually, might never have existed - it could be a myth, since there are no contemporary accounts of it and no archaeological traces) and known among Christians and Jews for his conquests of Judah and Jerusalem.
He was traditionally called "Nebuchadrezzar the Great", but his destruction of temples in Jerusalem and the conquest of Judah caused his vilification in the Bible, (Daniel 1:1; Prophecied Jeremiah 25:11). In contemporary Iraq and some other parts of the Middle East, he is glorified as a historic leader.
See also: Nebuchadnezzar by the WebBible Encyclopedia.
First aired on Discovery Civilization, 2002. Duration 46 minutes.
You may also like:
K. C. Hanson's Collection of Mesopotamian Documents, see Nabuchadnezzar Ishtar gate Inscription.
Secrets Of The Ancients: Hanging Gardens (Video)
Monday, 17. September 2007
What Color is Your Aura?
Ever wondered about golden haloes around head of saints, gods or spiritually enlightened people shown in their pictures? It is called Aura.
Everything is made of energy & vibrations. That’s why everything has an Aura. Aura is an energy field that reflects the subtle life energies within the body. It’s a personal electromagnetic energy field around each of us shaped like Eggshell.
Each color has significance on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.
The color of the Aura is based on frequency (cycles/second) of light energy. For this reason, the Aura may, and often does, change color, as the movement of light particles in the auric field responds to external forces.
Meaning of colors & How to see Auras, also your own? Read more ...
Chinese Paper Gods
Bedroom Door: Qilin song zi - 麒麟 送 子
The images in this collection were assembled by Anne S. Goodrich (1895–2005) in 1931, when as a Christian missionary in Peking she became interested in local folk religious practices. She studied the paper gods in this collection for much of her life. After publishing her research conclusions in 1991, she donated these prints to the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University.
The images are divided initially by usage: Those which were purchased to be burned immediately and serve as emissaries to heaven; and those which were purchased to be displayed for a year while offering protection to the family in a variety of ways, before being burned. The images are further divided by display locations and by the deities they represent.
Chinese Paper Gods by Columbia University Libraries.
An online visual catalog of over 200 woodcuts used in folk religious practices in Beijing and other parts of China in the 1930s.
The Nianhua Gallery by James Flath at the University of Western Ontario.
Domestic Shrine: Ding fu gong - 定福宮
Category: Gods & Goddesses |
Sunday, 16. September 2007
The Heavens - Astronomy in New Mexico
New Mexico is linked to the stars by the "observatories" of the ancient peoples at Chaco Canyon and Bandelier National Monument, and by the present day Very Large array near Socorro, as well as the National Solar Observatory at Cloudcroft. This program explores the overwhelming sense of awe humans have about the wonders of the heavens, from the earliest days to today.
Orginally broadcast 1993 on New Mexico PBS station KNME.
Saturday, 15. September 2007
Cosmic Fusion: The Inner Alchemy of the Eight Forces
Cosmic Fusion is an advanced level of Inner Alchemy that teaches how to bring the physical body into balance with the energy body - a necessary prerequisite for the formation of the universal body, the pearl of compassion that is one with Original Creation and the Universal Tao.
Cosmic Fusion: The Inner Alchemy of the Eight Forces by Mantak Chia
Universal Tao Publications, 2002
PDF | 3 MB | 255 pages
A student of several Taoist masters, Mantak Chia founded the Universal Healing Tao System in 1979 and has taught and certified tens of thousands of students and instructors from all over the world. He is the director of the Tao Garden Integrative Medicine Health Spa and Resort training center in northern Thailand and is the author of twenty-six books, including 'Energy Balance through the Tao' and 'The Inner Structure of Tai Chi'.
Tan Tien Chi Kung
Awaken Healing Energy through the Tao
Chi Self Massage
Unlock the secrets of the Pharaohs hidden in ancient hieroglyphs that will help you restore the glorious pyramids.
Match three or more hieroglyphic blocks of the same color in the center by pushing them from the borders remove all blocks in the center.
Category: Games & Humor |
Friday, 14. September 2007
Miniature Fairy Garden Accessories
There are so many things you can add to your miniature fairy garden abd magical miniature garden, it can be a bit overwhelming! We've broken down our categories into buildings, fairy garden accents, miniatures, garden decor and gifts to help you navigate our site and build the enchanted miniature garden of your dreams.
Lighted Fairy Houses
Traditions of Magic in Late Antiquity
Protective Magic: Amulets and Gems
While many bowls show little sign of outside influence, others display the well-known motifs of "international" magic -- common divine names, familiar voces magicae, and symbols such as the ouroboros or the characteres.
Protective Magic: Babylonian Demon Bowls
Magic played several important roles in ancient life, and many magical texts have survived on papyrus. This popular exhibit examines these ancient, mystical traditions:
Traditions of Magic in Late Antiquity by the University of Michigan Library.
Category: Magick & Witchcraft |
Thursday, 13. September 2007
Surviving 2012 and Planet X
First of all: There is a long, long list of "end of time" stories that get around for years.
Produced and hosted by Marshall Masters, a former CNN science feature field producer, it is an ideal Planet X / 2012 primer for those new to this vital topic.
As the co-author and publisher of Planet X Forecast and 2012 Survival Guide, Marshall believes that 2012 will be a survivable, evolutionary event.
Shows how the approach of Planet X is already changing our world.
Part 2 of 5: Reading the Signs (9:35)
Presents scientific proof for a catastrophic return of Planet X in 2012.
Part 3 of 5: Historical Proof (6:14)
Presents historical proof for past catastrophic flybys of Planet X
and ancient predictions regarding 2012.
Part 4 of 5: Surviving the Flyby (8:27)
Examines the massive Planet X preparations our governments
are making in anticipation of a 2012 Planet X flyby.
Part 5 of 5: Beyond 2012 (4:46)
Offers a post-2014 vision of our world and how humanity
will rebuild after the Planet X flyby.
Marshall Masters: YOWUSA.COM
Marshall Masters: Could We See Two Suns in Five Years?, Media Website.
Wednesday, 12. September 2007
For over 100 years Spiritualists and others in the field of psychic research have tried scientifically to prove that people have souls that live on after death. Spiritualists have often used spirit photography as proof of survival-after-death. Photography itself dates back to the 1840's and has progressed from daguerreotypes to the highly evolved photography that we know today. Amazingly, spirit photography which first appeared in the mid-nineteenth century also continues to evolve and is alive and well in this twenty-first century.
Spirit photography began with one man, a Boston engraver named William H. Mumler, who discovered ghostly images of individuals on a photograph he had taken of a colleague in 1862. Mumler, who had been casually experimenting with his camera at the time, claimed to have had little or no interest in spiritualism. The news of Mumler's discovery quickly spread around the world and shortly after Mumler started a business as a medium/photographer claiming he could call up deceased celebrities, strangers and family and friends of well-paying clients. He charged ten dollars per photograph at a time when an average portrait cost merely pennies. Mumler's portrait sittings were like any other, a person would sit for their own picture expecting their deceased friend or relative, a spirit "extra," to appear not in the studio but in the negative and prints.
Beyond the Grave: A Brief History of Spirit Photography
by Anne Harney and Leigh McCuen.
Do You Believe? - A Ghostly Gallery
Heart and Soul: The Integrative Medicine of Dr. Mehmet Oz
The word "healing" means "to make whole." But historically, Western medicine has taken a divided view of human health. It has stressed medical treatments of biological ailments. That may be changing. Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiovascular surgeon, is part of a new generation of doctors who are taking medicine to new technological and spiritual frontiers.
Dr. Mehmet Oz was interviewed on the American Public Media radio program 'Speaking of Faith'. During the hour-long segment, entitled "Heart and Soul: The Integrative Medicine of Dr. Mehmet Oz," Dr. Oz talked about his career as a cardiac surgeon and an innovator of devices and procedures to heal the heart, and about the mind and energy-oriented therapies like meditation, reflexology, and massage that he has introduced into operating and recovery rooms at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia.
Also available as RealAudio and Podcast at Speaking of Faith.
Transcript of Radio Program:
Krista Tippett, host: I'm Krista Tippett. Today, "Heart and Soul: The Integrative Medicine of Mehmet Oz." Cardiovascular surgeon Mehmet Oz is a healer, a teacher and, he says, an explorer. In bringing meditation as well as robotics into the operating theater, he and others like him are changing the face of modern medicine.
Doctor Mehmet Oz: When you finally figure out that you've got the best technology available, when you've finally climbed the last technology mountain and the patient still doesn't feel well, that's when we start looking in areas where we're much less comfortable, like spirituality and alternative therapies that bridge cultures of healing beyond this country's borders.
Ms. Tippett: This is Speaking of Faith. Stay with us.
I'm Krista Tippett. The word "healing" means "to make whole." But historically, in a field like cardiology, Western medicine has taken a divided view of human health. It has stressed medical treatment of biological ailments. This hour, we revisit my conversation with Mehmet Oz, one of the most respected and dynamic of a generation of doctors on new spiritual, as well as technological, frontiers.
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Tuesday, 11. September 2007
Cosmographica - The Paintings of Don Dixon
Cosmographica - The Paintings of Don Dixon