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Monday, 31. March 2008
Yoga Today: Internet TV Yoga Courses
If you want to try yoga but don't want to buy a video or join a class, Yoga Today's videos could be just what you're looking for.
This down-to-earth approach to yoga training makes the class more authentic and accessible to viewers, allowing them to improve their practice from the comfort of their own homes, hotel rooms or anywhere they see fit. Courses will be filmed outdoors in spectacular Teton settings or, when weather does not permit, indoors in a state-of-the-art yoga studio.
Yoga Today: Internet TV Yoga Courses
Experience Yoga in a great new way! 7 days a week, 365 days per year, keeping your workouts fresh and energizing. Unfortuantely there is no archive for older videos. Therefore I encourage you to visit this site regularly.
Transkommunikation - Transcommunication
Interessanterweise handelt es sich bei diesen Stimmen oft um intelligente und bezugnehmende Äußerungen, z.B. auf vorher gestellte Fragen. Die ganzen Begleiterscheinungen, die Inhalte der Aussagen, der Stimmcharakter der Sprechenden usw. legen die Vermutung nahe, daß es sich dabei um die Äußerung von Verstorbenen handelt. Hier könnte also ein wissenschaftlich fundierbarer Beweis für das Weiterleben der Seele nach dem Tode gefunden werden.
Auf der Website des Vereins für Transkommunikations-Forschung (VTF) e.V. finden Sie alles zu diesem Phänomen. Es hat auch eine Anleitung wie man man Tonbandstimmen einspielt. (German version)
Transcommunication is a collective name for all kinds of making contact with other realms of consciousness. Among conventional mediumistic practices, this includes primarily EVP recordings.
EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) are intelligent utterances upon sound recording media which are physically unexplainable. The voices received by various means are often reasonable messages replying to corresponding questions. All the side effects - the contents of the statements, the characteristics of the speakers etc. - suggest that they are manifestations by deceased persons. Here now is the unique chance that a scientifically based evidence can be given for the survival of the soul after the bodily death.
Here you will find all about this phenomena:
The German Association for Transcommunication Research. With instructions how to do your own EVP recordings.
Da es schon viele Seiten gibt die das Phänomen der Tonbandstimmen beschreiben, werde ich hier nicht näher auf Technik und Methoden eingehen. Vielmehr möchte ich hier erzählen wie ich zur Transkommunikation gekommen bin und welche, teilweise erstaunlichen, Ergebnisse wir in den letzten Jahren erzielen konnten.
Stimmen aus dem Jenseits - mit Hörbeispielen. (German)
We invite you to explore this website with an open mind. Find out about EVP and ITC. See what members have discovered. You will find sufficient information about EVP and ITC techniques to test these ideas for yourself.
Übrigens - kennen Sie den Thriller über das Tonbandstimmen-Phänomen "White Noise - Schreie aus dem Jenseits"?
Category: Para & PSI |
Sunday, 30. March 2008
Lost Ark of the Covenant
One of the holiest relics on earth, the Ark of the Covenant is the symbol of the agreement of faith made between God and the Israelites. The Ark is said to contain the tablets of the Ten Commandments, an object of immense power - capable of laying waste armies, of killing those who dared touch it in a flash of sparks, and guaranteed victory to those who carried it before them into battle. Over the centuries it has remained an object of great mystery, inspiring books, feature films and infinite questions.
But how could such an important artifact disappear without a trace? Did it ever really exist? And if it did exist, where is it today? Ethiopian Jews claim to have it, while rabbis claim the real Ark is still in a secret room under the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Biblical scholar and modern-day relic hunter Mike Sanders, journeys to find the elusive ancient ark. He aims to shed new light on the Ark of the Covenant and perhaps finally unravel the truth behind one of the greatest biblical mysteries of all.
I think it's an excellent summary of various theories of what happened to the fabled Ark of the Covenant. Both the photography and narration are very good. Especially recommended for those who like Biblical mysteries. Just one theory about the ark - but interesting and thought provoking.
Duration: 46 minutes.
Here is an Expedition Photo Album by Mike Sanders, who has gained notoriety with his Bible Mysteries programs. Also with more information about the Ark of the Covenant. (As I said - just one theory!)
Funny! The Ark of the Covenant by The Brick Testament.
See also Ark of the Covenant at Wiki.
Saturday, 29. March 2008
Ayurvedic Astrology: Self-Healing Through the Stars
This is probably the first book available that jointly examines both Ayurveda and Vedic astrology in detail for the modern reader.
Ayurvedic Astrology: Self-Healing Through the Stars by Dr. David Frawley
Lotus Press, 2005 | 268 pages | PDF | 13.9 MB
Vamadeva Shastri in his latest book, "Ayurvedic Astrology," unlocks ancient astrological understandings of the human body's inherent weaknesses based on positions of die planets and stars at birth. In so doing, he guides us to avert sickness by applying detailed traditional Vedic remedial measures and then helps us understand the karma behind illnesses when they do manifest. Here, for the first time in a single book, two of India's remarkable gifts to mankind—Vedic knowledge of healing and Jyotish—are interwoven in a tapestry of wellness, providing invaluable tools for professional astrologers, ayurvedic practitioners and novices of both sciences.
-- Acharya Ceyonswami, Hinduism Today
The Devil’s Dictionary
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, is a satirical book published in 1911. It offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language which lampoon cant and political double-talk. Fun to read as well as thought-provoking. Just because the dictionary is 90 years old doesn't make it any less apropos for modern readers.
First published as The Cynic's Word Book (1906) and later reissued under its preferred name in 1911, Bierce's notorious collection of barbed definitions forcibly contradicts Samuel Johnson's earlier definition of a lexicographer as a harmless drudge. There was nothing harmless about Ambrose Bierce, and the words he shaped into verbal pitchforks a century ago--with or without the devil's help--can still draw blood today.
The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
Oxford University Press, 1999 | 179 pages | PDF | 1.08 MB
Friday, 28. March 2008
The African Labyrinth
SurLaLune Fairy Tales
What Is a Fairy Tale?
An Introduction to Fairy Tale Studies
Picked: "The Princess on the Pea"
Although similar tales existed before he included "The Princess on the Pea" in his Tales Told For Children (1835), Hans Christian Andersen is considered to be the populizer of the tale.
A portal to the realm of fairy tale and folklore studies featuring 45 annotated fairy tales, including their histories, similar tales across cultures, and over 1,400 illustrations. Discover over 1,500 folk & fairy tales from around the world. And read some full text books!
SurLaLune Fairy Tales by Heidi Anne Heiner.
Colourful, informative and very dreamy!
Category: Fairy Tales & Fables |
Thursday, 27. March 2008
The Illuminated Chakras
Anodea Judith has dedicated her life to teaching about the chakras, the subtle energy centers in the body. In this award-winning animated video, she takes you on a journey through the chakras, where you spend time experiencing the function, the feeling, and the essence of each of the 7 primary chakras. However, the manner in which this is all presented is not only informative, but also beautiful! Anodea's style of narration is pleasing to the ear, the music of Robin Silver nicely supports the narration, and the 3-D Animation Graphics of Alex Wayne are simply great!
Enjoy this multi-sensory journey into the transformational beauty of the inner world. Follow the path of Kundalini-Shakti, the mystical serpent, who drives the vital force that awakens consciousness within each chakra. Experience the elemental reality of each chakra, as earth, water, fire, air, sound, light, and transcendent consciousness.
Duration: 28 minutes
Anodea Judith, Ph.D. is an American author, therapist, public speaker and expert on the Chakra system, bodymind (body/mind integration), somatic therapy, and Yoga. Judith is best known as the author of 'Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System'. Visit her online home: Sacred Centers.
UFO’S and Ancient Artwork
This painting is called "The Madonna with Saint Giovannino". It was painted in the 15th century by Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449-1494) and hangs as part of the Loeser collection in the Palazzo Vecchio. Above Mary's right shoulder is a disk shaped object. Below is a blow up of this section and a man and his dog can clearly be seen looking up at the object.
Upon closer inspection, the man seems to be looking away from the UFO, behind him and over his shoulder. Or, more likely, the notably out of place object may be imagined floating above the ground between them. From either perspective, could Mary be seen as blocking the two babies from the flying saucer's view? Perhaps the dog glimpses the hovering object ~ with it's mouth open, it could even be barking at it. But what is that dark, sparkling, disassembled figure beside them ~ a dwarf, or an ethereal being?
A body, legs, head, and tail can be made out. Could this represent a type of alien, or demon? Also, Mary's halo seems a bit shadowy ~ more like a vaporous disc than a ring of light.
This and other ancient work of art with UFO's by Jason Martell, XFacts.
Wednesday, 26. March 2008
Dragons have long enchanted us through stories, artwork, and legend. Find out more about these fantastic creatures of mythology and infamy. This site contains a number of articles on dragon information, a community forum, and a gallery of dragon pictures.
Dragonika by Kevin Owens.
Category: Myths & Sagas |
Nature’s Word | Musings on Sacred Geometry
Category: Symbols & Geometry |
Tuesday, 25. March 2008
The Obakemono Project
This squat creature, with his grotesque, potato-like head and straw-coat covered body is said to live on a certain mountain pass in Kumamoto prefecture.
Hakutaku also known as: Bai Ze
The Hakutaku or Bai Ze (as he is known in China) appears as a bovine creature with nine eyes and six horns, placed in sets of three and two on both his flanks and his man-like face.
Yōkai, or youkai, also known as obake or bakemono, are the folk monsters of Japan. They constitute a hundreds-strong menagerie of bizarre and varied creatures. They are magical, nebulous beings that exist in some strange state halfway between spirit and flesh, and are often the physical manifestations of extreme mental states, or the monstrous alteration of some ordinary object, animal, or person. They are just as varied in temperament as they are in form, and range from strange but personable goblins, to harmless pranksters that love scaring people, to dangerous ghouls that feast on human flesh.
The Obakemono Project
The Gaijin's Guide to the Fantastic Folk Monsters of Japan.
Pearls of Wisdom
Welcome to the home of Inspiration, Peace, Harmony and Awareness! Presenting inspirational wisdom quotes, sayings and stories, prayers, affirmations, and sharing important issues such as the environment, health, peace, women's issues (also relevant to men). Many different perspectives are represented and they will touch your heart, inspire you, motivate you, make you angry, make you laugh - all will assist you on your personal journey of self-growth.
Pearls of Wisdom
Monday, 24. March 2008
Heaven - A Journey through the Afterlife
How does the Protestant conception of the afterlife differ
from the Catholic conception?
How does one achieve salvation and what do the saved do when they get there?
And, if heaven is so interesting,
why has western culture been so spellbound by hell?
Hieronymous Bosch, Center panel, 'The Garden of Earthly Delights', circa 1504
Click the picture fpr a larger view
The great medieval theologian Thomas Aquinas wrote 'that in the end language can only be related to what is experienced here, and given that the hereafter is not here, we can only infer'. Aquinas encapsulated a great human conundrum that has preoccupied writers and thinkers since ancient times: what might heaven be like. And although human language is constrained by experience, this has not stopped an outpouring of artistic, theological and literary representations of heaven.
In the early Middle Ages men ascended up a ladder to heaven. In his Divine Comedy, Dante divided heaven into ten layers encompassing the planets and the stars. And the 17th century writer John Bunyan saw the journey of the soul to heaven as a spiritual struggle in his autobiography, The Pilgrim's Progress.
Melvyn Bragg's guests are:
Martin Palmer, Theologian and Director of the International Consultancy on Religion, Education and Culture
John Carey, Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Oxford University
then listen to this programme in full here (43 minutes):
Broadcast was on December 2005 at BBC 4, 'In Our Time'.
Also available for RealPlayer.