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Monday, 05. May 2008
Unsolved Mysteries – Die Welt des Unerklärlichen
Hierzu liefern spektakuläre Miniaturen von „Goldflugzeugen“ die wichtigsten Indizien. Offiziell gelten die Kleinode als „religiöse Zierart“, die als „zoomorph“, „biomorph“ oder schlicht als „Insekten“, „Vögel“ und „Fliegende Krokodile“ benannt werden.
Luft- und Raumfahrtingenieure besahen sich die kuriosen Artefakte und bescheinigen ihnen eindeutig hochmoderne aerodynamische Konstruktionselemente zu, die in der Natur nicht vorkommen. Untersuchungen im Windströmungskanal am Aeronautical Institute, New York, haben das bestätigt.
For decades, the "gold aircraft" from Colombia have been considered as some of the most spectacular archaeological finds. The small gold objects are often referred to as "religious decorations" and "animal figurines", but like comparable burial objects from ancient Egypt they display features otherwise known only from modern aviation technology. Such as the delta geometry of the low set wings, the exactly dimensioned tail with the rising rectangular tail fin and the horizontal elevator. Wind tunnel studies at the Aeronautical Institute in New York have confirmed this impressively.
Category: Mysteries & Enigmas |
Sunday, 04. May 2008
Jewels in the Jungle: Angkor Wat
Deep in the jungles of Cambodia, the ruins of Angkor consist of ancient temples and palaces that are shrouded in mystery. This second episode of the three-part Discovery Channel series "Mysteries of Asia" takes an in-depth look at the many mysteries.
Interviewed experts explain that back in 1860, when the first European explorer discovered the ruins in northwestern Cambodia, he was told by local residents that the huge structures had either been built by giants or had built themselves. Others would later come up with more practical theories, including those who believed that the temples were built by Jews who migrated to China or by Alexander the Great. In fact, these 100 or so temples were actually constructed during the reign of the Khmer Empire, between the ninth and 14th centuries.
Modern footage and maps provide viewers with additional information about these large temples.
by Discovery Channel, 2006
Runtime: 52 minutes
Saturday, 03. May 2008
Complementary Medicine For Dummies
As always - "For Dummies" is written in an easy-to-read and entertaining style.
Complementary Medicine For Dummies by Jacqueline Young.
John Wiley & Sons, 2007 | 448 Pages | PDF | 4.2 MB
Famous Modern Ghost Stories
Introduction by Emily Dorothy Scarborough "The Imperishable Ghost":
Ghosts are the true immortals, and the dead grow more alive all the time. Wraiths have a greater vitality to-day than ever before.
The Shadows On The Wall by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The Messenger by Robert W. Chambers
Lazarus by Leonid Andreyev
The Beast With Five Fingers by W. F. Harvey
The Mass Of Shadows by Anatole France
What Was It? by Fitz-James O'Brien
The Middle Toe Of The Right Foot by Ambrose Bierce
The Shell Of Sense by Olivia Howard Dunbar
The Woman At Seven Brothers by Wilbur Daniel Steele
At The Gate by Myla Jo Closser
Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe
The Haunted Orchard by Richard Le Gallienne
The Bowmen by Arthur Machen
A Ghost by Guy De Maupassant
Famous Modern Ghost Stories by Various, edited by Emily Dorothy Scarborough.
First Published 1921 | 303 pages | PDF | 1.0 MB
Also available at Project Gutenberg.
Friday, 02. May 2008
Spiritual Reality - Journey Within
Spiritual reality is a video on meditation on which are revealed spiritual secrets from Spiritual Masters of India. This video is really unique. It speaks about meditation, cosmic energy, third eye and enlightenment as well as life after death.
The way it teaches meditation without any mantra and only with observation of the breath is really powerful and every one can do it no matter what religion he/she believes. Spent the first 10 minutes to watch the movie and you will understand the uniqueness of this movie. And I'm very sure that you will stay for the other parts ...
Spiritual Reality - Journey Within: Part 1 (10:00)
Meditation is the journey of our consciousness towards the Self.
Sleep is unconscious Meditation
Meditation is conscious sleep.
We receive some amount of Cosmic Energy in sleep and in deep silence.
We receive abundant Cosmic Energy in Meditation.
Meditation is the journey of our consciousness from:
Body to Mind,
Mind to Intellect,
Intellect to Self
To do Meditation, the first thing is Posture.
We may sit in any posture. Posture must be comfortable and stable.
We may sit either on the floor or on a chair.
Cross your legs clasp the fingers
Close your eyes gently
Observe your normal Breath
Do not chant any Mantra do not think of any God
Just witness the Breath
If any thoughts come,
Do not go behind the thoughts do not negate the thoughts
Just come back observe the Breath
Witness the Breath
Be the Breath
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The Catholic Encyclopedia
The Catholic Encyclopedia, also referred to today as the Old Catholic Encyclopedia, is an English-language encyclopedia published by The Encyclopedia Press. The first volume appeared in March 1907 and it was completed in April 1914.
The Catholic Encyclopedia, as its name implies, proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle ofCatholic interests, action and doctrine. What the Church teaches and has taught; what she has done and is still doing for the highest welfare of mankind; her methods, past and present; her struggles, her triumphs, and the achievements of her members, not only for her own immediate benefit, but for the broadening and deepening of all truescience, literature and art -- all come within the scope of the Catholic Encyclopedia. It differs from the general encyclopedia in omitting facts and information which have no relation to the Church. On the other hand, it is not exclusively a church encyclopedia, nor is it limited to the ecclesiastical sciences and the doings of churchmen. It records all that Catholics have done, not only in behalf of charity and morals, but also for the intellectual and artistic development of mankind. It chronicles what Catholic artists, educators, poets, scientists and men of action have achieved in their several provinces.
The Original Catholic Encyclopedia - Over 11000 articles, plus full-scale page scans, Map Gallery (color images) and Art Gallery (including full-page color plates, photos, illustrations, etc.).
The Catholic Encyclopedia on New Advent.
The easy-to-search version on Catholicity.
Tonight’s Sky: May 2008
Category: Astrology & Astronomy |
Thursday, 01. May 2008
From Aries to Pisces: Click the picture below to see all the Zodiac Signs.
Source: Zodiac series by Aleksandr.
The Pasteboard Masquerade
The Tarot first appeared in northern Italy, during the birth of Europe’s cultural revolution. Those original decks were probably designed between 1420 and 1440, although the earliest extant cards date from later in the 1400s.
This Italian game eventually made its way throughout Europe, and countries such as France, Spain, and Germany soon became major cardmaking centers themselves. This spread and popularity resulted in a variety of different Tarot decks. But because there are few surviving early decks, and because the cards themselves were neither named nor numbered until several decades after their invention, it is uncertain which pattern represents the original sequence of allegories.
Exploring the Alphabetic Tarot
The Tarot has entertained card lovers for centuries. Yet while its symbolic content has been traced to a variety of influences—such as social hierarchy, the Virtues, Biblical and classical allusions, astrology and perhaps even alchemy—these do not explain why the Tarot’s designers settled upon these specific images, or why they arranged these images in a particular sequence. Could the trumps also have been influenced by the Hebrew alphabet, as esotericists have long claimed?
Essays on the Tarot
The Tarot Art Nouveau was painted by the Italian artist Antonella Castelli. It was published in 1998 by Lo Scarabeo, and is now distributed by U.S.Games Systems with a booklet translated into english. There is a separate deck called the Art Nouveau Tarot by Matt Myers, but it is less representative of art nouveau and shows the additional influence of stained glass design. In contrast, this deck by Castelli is deeply art nouveau, reminiscent of the work by Alphonse Mucha and Aubrey Beardsley. This style became immensely popular at the turn of the last century. In Italy it is known as Liberty, and in Germany as Jugendstil (young style).
Reviews of decks
An interpretation of the linguistic symbolism found in the Marseilles and Dellarocca Tarots. And a theory that at least some versions the of the Tarot may be a lexicon of the Hebrew alphabet: The Pasteboard Masquerade.
Amusements with a pack of tarot cards by Mark Filipas.
Very worthwhile site!