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Wednesday, 05. December 2007
Imagine the Possibilities
An inspirational video to demonstrate and motivate towards a new view of life, and a new vision of a world connected in caring and understanding. Imagine the possibilities of a new life with new beliefs and new understandings.
Category: Poetry & Inspirations |
Video Interview: John Anthony West on Alternative Egypt
Earlier this year, I linked to the Conscious Media Network where you can find a lot of video interviews on consciousness, enlightenment and human potential.
All for FREE.
Now, Conscious Media Network has new interesting video interviews added for December:
First check out the interview with alternative Egyptologist John Anthony West, best known for his theory that the Sphinx was constructed much earlier than as claimed by academia.
John Anthony West: Alternative Egypt (Running time = 31 mins)
Conscious Media Network has also interviewed:
David Icke on our Future Paradigm (Running time 30 mins).
David gives us insight into his new direction and how he believes we will be operating as a collective species. Essentially, he says that freedom of information brings us paradise. Suppresion of information brings us captivity. Creating a collective consciousness through truthful information will be the route to creating the new matrix, one that is optimistic, life affirming and joyful.
Matthew and Terces Engelhart on Café Gratitude (Running Time = 60 mins)
Café Gratitude (now in several locations) is the love child of Matthew and Terces and is the culmination of a lifetime of conscious living. It is their expression of a world of plenty. Food and people are a celebration of their aliveness and they select the finest organic ingredients to honor the earth and their customers, as they believe that we are all one and the same.
Dr. Manjir Samanta-Laughton on Punk Science (Running Time = 40 mins)
Punk Science charts the current revolution in science that is arising from rebels around the world and gaining ground. This brave new world is not one devoid of meaning or thought, but one alive with consciousness, where we dance in a field of light imbued with the mind of God. This is not a book of dogmatic religion. Punk Science stays firmly in the domain of logic and of science to demonstrate how the separate fields of science and spirituality are starting to look incredibly similar.
There are more than 100 episodes to see, if you scroll down the site! E.g. Alex Grey on Art and Consciousness, Robert Schoch on the Pyramids, David Icke on The Illuminati, and much more.
Visit Conscious Media Network by Regina & Scott Meredith.
It's well worth take the time to browse around ...
Tuesday, 04. December 2007
The Ten Commandments
Found @ Dan Piraro aka Bizarro
Category: Games & Humor |
Monday, 03. December 2007
Working in an office or at a computer for prolonged periods of time can put strain on the neck, shoulder and back muscles which in turn can lead to tension and stiffness. This tension can cause headaches, as well as back, neck and shoulder pain. If left unattended, it could also impact your ability to function effectively at work and your overall quality of life. Simple techniques such as Office Yoga may help alleviate the pain and other symptoms by releasing tension and increasing muscle strength and flexibility.
Take a few minutes for yourself and incorporate some Office Yoga into your daily routine.
Office Yoga: Introduction ||| Exercises
Click here to download a printable copy of the Office Yoga routines.
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Keyboard Yoga II
Yoga im Büro (German only)
Category: Yoga & Fitness |
San Isidoro de León
The Royal Pantheon (Panteón de los Reyes) located at the Royal Collegiate Church of San Isidoro (Real Colegiata de San Isidoro) is considered the number one historic religious monument in Spain and one of the top historic sites in the world. It is a burial place of 40 kings, queens and princes of Leon and Castile, and the tombs are numbered and catalogued. Napoleon’s troops when they were going through Spain, tried to carry all the sarcophagi with them, only five tombs remain to this day.
The largest treasure of the Royal Pantheon are the Romanesque frescoes on the walls and ceiling that have not been restored since their creation and are considered more precious than the frescoes of the Sistine chapel and still have their original bright colors. These frescoes were painted in the 12th century by a French artist whose name is unknown, and are the best example of Romanesque paintings in Spain. They show the circle of life of Christ: his birth, King Herod’s massacre of innocents, Christ is surrounded by evangelists with cow’s heads, the last supper, apocalypse, gates of paradise, crucifixion. One of the arches is painted with a yearly calendar.
The Royal Pantheon in VR 360°
The church San Isidoro in León (northern Spain) is doubtlessly one of the most important stations along the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. San Isidoro, the coronation church of the Castilian-Leonesic dynasty, is famous because of the comprehensive building sculpture that pervades the structure both in the interior and exterior.
On mouseover of the floor plan or the tracings, individual areas are highlighted in colour. After clicking on these areas, the user is directed to pop up windows with respective detail photographs and written information.
San Isidoro de León (English, German, Spanish)
More Fotografías panorámicas de León
Beautiful! León Medieval (Works in IE only)
Category: Buildings & Places |
Sunday, 02. December 2007
The Aztec Empire
Aztec society, culture and religions have been documented to being one of the most advanced civilizations engraving their place in world history. During the same period as the Inca Empire, the Aztec Empire dominated Mesoamerica from Mexico and Guatemala to the territories of Salvador and Honduras for nearly 100 years.
This is a profile of one of the most fascinating civilizations of the Ancient World where beauty was balanced by savagery, and mysticism was soaked in blood. Leading scholars trace the rise of the Aztecs from their island in present-day Mexico City to the pre-eminent culture of ancient America, and reveal how the Spanish were able to bring this mighty society to its knees in mere months! Tour the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan in Mexico City, where ongoing excavations are unraveling some of the enduring enigmas of the Aztecs. Director Eduardo Matos Moctezuma provides a behind-the-scenes look at the seat of the ancient empire and reveals astonishing new discoveries. And see how the long-vanished civilization's influence is still felt in Mexico today.
You may also like:
The Aztecs at Mexicolore.
Aztec Empire by Minnesota State University eMuseum.
Aztecs / Nahuatl / Tenochtitlan at University of Minnesota Duluth.
Aztec history, culture and religion by B. Diaz del Castillo.
The Aztecs by Indian.org.
The Aztecs by Aztec Indians
Saturday, 01. December 2007
World Religions Reference Library
This five-volume set (and an included, separately bound index) offers accessible information on a broad scope of topics.
Two volumes are devoted to biographies, two contain an almanac, and one volume contains primary sources. The cumulative index for the set is contained within a paperbound pamphlet. The almanac consists of chapters summarizing the history, traditions, and world views of 16 religions both ancient and modern as well as an introductory essay on what religion is, and a chapter on agnoticism and atheism. Each of these volumes is indexed and a glossary is provided. Books, periodicals, and web sites are identified as sources of further information; there is no cross-referencing.
Biographies of 50 men and women are contained in two volumes, ranging from figures in ancient Egypt (Akhenaten) to current figures (Thich Nhat Hahn, Desmond Tutu). The volume on primary sources contains 18 excerpts from a broad variety of sacred texts, each of them accompanied by thorough explanatory material, including an introduction, study questions, additional facts, and definitions of terms in the text's margin. The texts are grouped according to theme, whether creation stories, characteristics of the divine, or religion as a guide to living.
Details see after the jump.
World Religions Reference Library - All 5 Volumes + Index
U·X·L Thomson Gale 2007 edition | PDF | 98.5 MB | 1002 Pages
The Full Reference Library is also available for download in separate parts:
World Religions RL. Vol. 1. Almanac (22 MB)
World Religions RL. Vol. 2. Almanac (22 MB)
World Religions RL. Vol. 3. Biographies (22 MB)
World Religions RL. Vol. 4. Biographies (18 MB)
World Religions RL. Vol. 5. Primary Sources (13 MB)
World Religions RL. Vol. 6. Cumulative Index (1 MB)
Contents: Read more ...
News & Stories
What is Tarot? by Americam Chronicle.
Tarot (also known as Tarock, Tarokk, Taroky, Taroc, Tarok, Tarocchi and similar names) is a family of trick taking card games played with an enlarged deck of 78 cards which include an extra court card for each of the four regular suits, a permanent trump suit of 21 cards, and a kind of "wild card" called "the Fool" or "Excuse."
Keepers of the Lost Ark? by Smithsonian Magazine. (With Pics)
"They shall make an ark of acacia wood," God commanded Moses in the Book of Exodus, after delivering the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. And so the Israelites built an ark, or chest, gilding it inside and out. And into this chest Moses placed stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, as given to him on Mount Sinai.
But through the centuries, Ethiopian Christians have claimed that the ark rests in a chapel in the small town of Aksum, in their country's northern highlands. It arrived nearly 3,000 years ago, they say, and has been guarded by a succession of virgin monks who, once anointed, are forbidden to set foot outside the chapel grounds until they die.
'About as spooky as a tea-towel'
by The Guardian.
The cursed Delhi Purple Sapphire by The Times.
A gemstone ‘stained with blood and dishonour’ haunted anyone who owned it.
Some 34 years ago Peter Tandy, a young curator at the Natural History Museum, happened upon a jewel while working among the great lines of mineral cabinets. From a scientific perspective, the stone was nothing special, though its setting was rather bizarre, bound by a silver ring decorated with astrological symbols and mystical words with two scarab-carved gems attached. It was a typewritten note that accompanied the jewel, an amethyst known as the Delhi Purple Sapphire, that caught Tandy’s eye.
Dalai Lama challenges China - with a referendum on reincarnation
by The Guardian.
Giants - Myth or Reality? by The Alien Seeker News.
The accepted knowledge among the world's peoples is that giants are the creatures of myth and folklore, relegated to children's fairy tales and B grade horror movies, an it is almost a crime not to include a giant in any fantasy film or video game. The reality is that giants were present throughout our history from ancient biblical accounts and historical Roman military campaigns to the relatively modern genocide of the natives of North America.
This Week on Exopolitics Radio by Media For Freedom:
UFO Disclosure vs. ET Information War; Extraterrestrial Civilizations & World Peace with Dr. Michael Salla and Alfred Webre by Exopolitics Radio.
Dr. Michael E. Salla is a pioneer in the development of 'Exopolitics', the scholarly study of the main actors, institutions and processes associated with an extraterrestrial presence that is not acknowledged to the general public, elected officials or the mass media. He is Executive Director of the Exopolitics Institute in Kona, Hawaii.
See also: Out-of-this-world U of A class studies aliens through the ages
by Edmonton Journal.
On a clear night, when the sky is lit up with stars, it's easy to look up and imagine distant planets teeming with life.
Although such thoughts might seem a modern fixation driven by Star Trek movies and UFO sightings, human beings have for centuries been consumed by debate about whether we are alone in the universe, says University of Alberta professor Robert Smith.
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Category: News & Stories |
Tonight’s Sky: December 2007
Category: Astrology & Astronomy |