Ursi's Eso Garden
Your Competent Esoteric Guide
Friday, 23. May 2008
More about Hindu God Lord Shiva - The Destroyer
This is more than a shop: with a lot of informations about the various gods and a blog of news and stories.
Monday, 21. April 2008
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Chenrezig (Shadakshari Avalokiteshvara):
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Mandala with Symbols of Guhyasamaja Akshobhyavajra:
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Buddha in the Caves of Ajanta:
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Indian Paintings - a large collection of Indian Paintings by Exotic India.
Monday, 14. April 2008
Zodiac Vodka is a brand of American-made potato vodka. Really! Perhaps an unusual & unique present for the next birthday invitation ...
Zodiac has a bottle just for you.
A great vodka deserves a great presentation. Our unique bottles are designed to bring all of the Zodiac ‘elements’ together. Here you will find the sun, the moon and the stars – all in one package. Plus, you might even discover a little more about yourself! You see, there are twelve different Zodiac bottles - each one featuring a different astrological sign, etched right on the bottle.
Zodiac Vodka - With attractive graphics, good content and descriptions. Cool recipe section by zodiac sign with good martini mixing tips, worthwhile to try. And if you’re wondering where your soul mate is, check the zodiac vodka compatibility chart which 'll tell you which signs you drink best with. Find this, and other fun stuff on their website. But, as always, please drink responsibly! Cheers!
Monday, 03. March 2008
African drums were musical instruments, ceremonial objects and means of communication. The large exhibit focuses on the traditional drums of the Yoruba, Senufo, Kuba, Akan, Chokwe and other peoples, plus slit drums of the Yaka, Dan and Yangere. The drums range from everyday objects with monumental, simple forms to ornate pieces bringing status to the owner, connoting power and the honoring of ancestors.
The most impressive collection in the exhibit are the ten Yoruba ceremonial drums, all deeply carved with figures or heads:
Yoruba ceremonial drums, Nigeria
Bamileke drums, embellished with low relief carving of figures, animals and objects show the creativity and power the Bamileke put into functional objects:
Bamileke drums, Cameroon
Traditional African artworks are often not well understood. They all served a nonartistic function, to preserve and convey beliefs and values. The masks were part of full costumes and were used with music and dance in rituals for social control, education, status or entertainment. The figures depicted ancestors or spirits, and were venerated and received offerings in exchange for protection and well being.
See also other African Artifacts.
Or explore the site with the Index by Tribe and/or the Index by Object.
A fetish is a statue or object with magical power, like an amulet, talisman or good luck charm. In traditional, tribal Africa, especially in Zaire, these beliefs are manifested in some of the most expressive and magical power figures ever created:
Mumuye, Fetish, Nigeria
Friday, 29. February 2008
Mandala Dance's primary focus is on healing our relationships with ourselves and the spirit. Enjoy and/or try it by yourself:
Mandala Dance's: Meditation in Motion (11:51)
You insert a meditation disc from your collection into your DVD-player and through your projection device you direct the image onto the wall of your room. The diameter of the image can be comparable to your own height. You become the same height as the Mandala. The room dissolves. Behold your Living Mandala shimmering and floating in space: the Chariot of the Gods, Portals into other worlds of your perception. And then astonishing things begin to unfold - true flight, travel across space and time. You allow yourself to enter into the Mandala. You take firm control over what is happening... Worlds that have become lost to Humanity are newly accessible and open to you. You become the master of Time, a Child and a Wonder of The Light... And all you need is to accomplish all this is: a collection of our Mirrors, a DVD- player, a projector, a cool head and a superheated heart...
A Mandala Dance mobilizes and integrates all your energies. Everything becomes electric. We realize what Chakras really are. The Mandala helps you to feel ways of energy. The Mandala helps you to build the sacred space. You utilize the body as a vehicle to set the momentum in motion. You begin to move like the waves of the ocean, you are drenched in the sea of feelings and emotions. Images like kaleidoscopic murals become vibrantly alive.
More @ Mandala Dance
Thursday, 20. December 2007
Itty Bitty Bible & Nano Bible
The Amazing Faith Company has come out with the Itty Bitty Bible.
The complete Bible reduced 285 times, from Genesis to Revelation. Can be read word for word using any standard microscope ... but have faith, it's all in there.
Wear it for inspiratin. Wear it for protection. Or just to have it close to your heart.
A Bible, that you can wear as piece of jewelry: Nano Bible.
Monday, 17. December 2007
Nice idea for a gift, isn't it?
Monday, 10. December 2007
The Golden Buddha Mandala Meditation
The dynamic mandalas of the Golden Buddha are mandalas that reflect the nature of Light. Buddha is that One whose spiritual body self-manifests as the source and principal point of departure for the essence of Light as a phenomenon capable of entering into the consciousness of any living being [in the same way that the physical light of day, or the force of water, are fundamentally unstoppable in any absolute sense: they go where they will and where they must, so that even rock and wall yield to them]. Just throw open the portals of your heart, and an ocean of true and comprehensive Buddha Knowledge springs forth, having as its fountainhead the awareness and thoughts of each one of us. Through illumination and enlightenment, our consciousness becomes Buddha – or, to put it more precisely, our consciousness, our reason, our awareness, our understanding is Buddha.
The dynamic mandalas of the Golden Buddha operate in a manner similar to that of reflections in a mirror, or looking-glass, whereby we can access a reflection of our own proper, enlightened essence. By giving form and perceptual utterance to your self-integration of the wholly sacred and most perfectly illuminated Buddha essence, receive his image, with your eyes open, or your eyes closed. Gaze upon him, beholding living, flowing, shimmering gold.
Let go of everything… Let it all out… Allow everything to disentangle itself within you… Release it from captivity, give it the freedom it seeks – and it shall turn out to be a path that you can follow. Allow the illusion of your constant perambulation, your busy-ness, to dissipate… You journey forth in serenity… You journey without even leaving home… Reflecting upon the movement of the mandala on the screen, you remain tranquil… You are making a pilgrimage to the shrine of inner quiet… You are purging your lives… Straighten your back… push your shoulders back… position your legs and the wrists of your arms in the Buddha pose… let go of your tension… tilt your neck ever so slightly, so that your chin is inclined a touch towards your bosom… Breathe calmly and deeply… Unfocus your eyes… Begin to gaze upon the center of the mandala, gradually releasing your control over your gaze, and allowing it to lead you as it will into the inner space of the mandala… Do not think about the past… Do not think about the future… Do not think about that, which is the subject of your meditation… Do not allow yourself to think that the Void is a blankness, a nothing. The Void is not nothing, it is rather the Law of Being…
More about The Golden Buddha Mandala Meditation
Interactive: The Golden Buddha Gallery
The mandala is believed to be an invention of the Buddhists. Carl Gustav Jung first called the attention of Western cultural scholars to this phenomenon, having come across its presence in the subconscious of his patients. “When I discovered what mandala means, I arrived at the ultimate knowledge,” was Jung’s admission. So what was it, then, that the most influential psychologist of the 20th century had discovered about the mandala? He recognized that its symbolism arises spontaneously in each individual, even within a person lacking specific cultural or historical, training – that it emerges in any person, in fact, who is engaged in the process of spiritual maturation. The fact that the form of the mandala continues to exert its influence even over a Western person, one who has not previously become acquainted with its essential purpose, led Jung to conclude that the origins of the mandala are “innate,” rather than some culturally or historically conditioned phenomenon. Thus, as a form governing the organization of objects within this world, the mandala has existed eternally, and this knowledge of the Wheel of Life has been embedded in the primeval depths of human memory.
Mandala - The Wheel of Life in different cultures - A Slide Show.
See also the Slide Show The Tree of Life in different cultures.
And be sure to see MeditAid TV with the beautiful Mandala Dance videoclips ...
Meditaid project represents the extraordinary fusion of precise mathematics, ancient wisdom about the nature of Light, and cutting-edge IT-technologies. This is an entirely new step towards a more perfect understanding of the world of mysteries within which we live. The mystical fusion of symbols opens up the unity of the world to the human beings of our time, and reminds us all of our own predestined purpose, as integral elements of this world.
Explore the rest of Meditaid.
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
Monday, 20. August 2007
Your Personal UFO
It's been the dream of every future-looking child since the 1900s - a personal, flying car! Now, this may no longer be part of a dream ...
No, the "M200X volantor" is not an alien invader. It's built for two. Basic models will hover about 10 feet off of the ground. And it is priced to move, at a low, low $125,000 (options not included). A fully-stocked model, including higher flight-ceiling and a "rescue configuration capable of docking with skyscrapers" will run more like $450,000.
They expect to make the Volantor available for purchase in 2008.
And yes - huh - I want one of those ...
For your "personal UFO" flight see also:
Just Too Cool: Interview & Podcast with Paul Moller, inventor of the flying car.
Moller Discojet brochure from 1974
Friday, 22. June 2007
Crystal Energy Healing Tools
Question 1 : What exactly is "Energy Correction" ?
Human beings, like all objects, receive different levels of energies from the 8 different directions.
Energy Correction FAQ: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
We custom-build powerful, purposeful and result oriented Crystal Energy Fields that are unique and longstanding. They balance the energies of living space, living environment and the people living there. They can keep attracting Health, Wealth, Happiness & Harmony for you, forever, so that your dreams are realised and ambitions achieved.
Crystal Energy Healing Tools by Crystal Vaastu.
Wednesday, 23. May 2007
Shambhala Meditation Healing Tools
Metatron Meditation Pyramid:
Formed from two large tetrahedrons that are merged, forming a 6 pointed star at the base. A tetrahedron sits at each of the 6 points of the star, and a Clear Quartz Etheric Weaver hangs in each Corner Tetrahedron. It is 6' 11" high with a base that is 8' x 9' 3" and is normally used for a seated meditation.
Solar Orb Cross:
Amplifies the energy found in sacred influences throughout the planet, for example right now there is a lot of healing in the area of Tibetan Buddhism and other spiritual levels awakening on a planetary level - much more than 10 years ago.
Discover more happiness, vitality and a feeling of peace and wellness: Shambhala Meditation Healing Tools
These Tools are Handcrafted by Shambhala Monks and Nuns.
Tuesday, 17. April 2007
What’s your sign? Your Guide to Symbols and Signs
She is also an embroiderer, and incorporate symbols into every-day life through the use of embroidery. She designed many of the Symbolic Embroidery designs you see on her website. Almost all the symbols on this website are available for embroidery on shirts, wall hangings or as patches. Nice!
Monday, 19. March 2007
Lighted Fairy Houses
Friday, 09. March 2007
Singing bowls are marvelous instruments for meditation, relaxation, music, and self improvement. The multiple harmonic overtones produced by high quality antique bronze singing bowls are beneficial to health and well being.
For more information, videos and sound clips of fine antique singing bowls visit Himalayan Bowls by Joseph Feinstein.
And be sure don't miss the Himalayan Bowls Playing Instructions.