Friday, 23. May 2008
Lotus Sculpture

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In five of his eight hands he holds a noose, mace, drum, cobra and trident. The trident represents the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. It is also said to represent the threefold qualities of nature: creation, preservation and destruction. He holds a cobra symbolizing the power he has over the most deadly of creatures. Snakes are also used to symbolize the Hindu dogma of reincarnation. The drum represents the rhythmic sound to which Shiva dances and ceaselessly recreates the universe.

The front left hand is in the abhaya-mudra, the "fear not" gesture, made by holding the palm outward with fingers pointing up. The front right arm is across the chest in the gahahasta (elephant trunk) pose, with the wrist limp and the fingers pointed downward toward the demon Apasmara.


More about Hindu God Lord Shiva - The Destroyer

The “Lost Wax Method” is the only technique used by the artisans of Lotus Sculpture to create our Bronze statues. All of the artwork is one of a kind and is never reproduced on a large scale. Bronze casting in south India and Bangladesh is a skill passed on from generation to generation. Lotus Sculpture's artisans are the descendants of the famous Chola and Pala schools of bronze casting of 8th to 13th centuries. Lotus Sculpture assures you that our sculptures are the best quality coming out India and Bangladesh today.

To give you an idea of the amount of time and delicate work that goes into the production of each piece we would like to outline the creation process for you.


Picture: Radha With Krishna Playing Flute

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Since the 8th century with the rise of the Pala and Chola empire in South India and Bangladesh bronze statues have played a key role in shaping the mythology surrounding the Hindu religion and the Hindu gods. They have given the people a tangible deity to worship as well as bringing the stories surrounding the Hindu gods into their lives. Now you have the opportunity to experience the height of bronze sculpture by bringing bronze statues of Hindu gods and Buddha statues into your home or garden.

Looking for a special sculpture? Lotus Sculpture carries the largest selection of hand made Hindu and Buddhist sculpture available. From hand made, lost wax method bronze to hand carved wood, marble and granite sculpture.


This is more than a shop: with a lot of informations about the various gods and a blog of news and stories.
Category: Gods & Goddesses | Products & Services |




Monday, 21. April 2008
Indian Paintings

Just sit back and enjoy the eye candy!


Ajna Chakra:

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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.
Category: Art & Visions | Products & Services |




Monday, 14. April 2008
Zodiac Vodka

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.


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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!
Category: Astrology & Astronomy | Lifestyle & Trend | Products & Services |


Monday, 03. March 2008
African Drums

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:

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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:

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Bamileke drums, Cameroon


African Drums

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:

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Mumuye, Fetish, Nigeria
Category: Ethno & Shamanism | Products & Services |


Friday, 29. February 2008
Mandala Dance’s

Mandala Dance's primary focus is on healing our relationships with ourselves and the spirit. Enjoy and/or try it by yourself:

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Mandala Dance's: Meditation in Motion (11:51)
Mandala Dance's: Ancient Mural Meditation (04:39)
Mandala Dance's: Dance Under The Tree Of Life (05:45)
Mandala Dance's: Soul Hunting (03:49)

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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
Category: Art & Visions | Meditation & Mind | Products & Services |


Thursday, 20. December 2007
Itty Bitty Bible & Nano Bible

Searching for just the right gift this holiday season?

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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.




Perhaps you like the whole Bible in a tiny crystal?

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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.

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Monday, 17. December 2007
Wandering Star

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Horoscope (Birth Chart) Jewelry are necklaces and bracelets created from your date, time and place of birth. You are surrounded by the planets, zodiac, and houses exactly as they were around you at the moment you were born. Imagine yourself centered and grounded in who you came into the world to be.

Wandering Star - Astrology Zodiac Horoscope Jewelry.

Here is a video about this astrology necklaces and bracelets!


Nice idea for a gift, isn't it?
Category: Astrology & Astronomy | Products & Services |


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

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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.

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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.
Category: Meditation & Mind | Products & Services |


Friday, 14. September 2007
Miniature Fairy Garden Accessories

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Create an enchanted portal into the world of fairies, gnomes, and magical wee garden folk with our selection of handcrafted fairy doors. Place one of these enchanted fairy doors in front of a stump, tree, or rock outcropping to create an instant fairy or gnome dwelling!

Fairies, gnomes and magical wee garden folk are naturally shy magical creatures that appreciate magical portals to pass easily through your garden undetected by human eyes.


Fairy Doors


Believe in the magic of fairies and indulge your imagination in your outdoor enchanted miniature fairy garden. Fairies were often reported to be enchanted peaceful beings that protect humans, from illness, stress, and danger. You can't help but love the playful quality of fairies always ready to frolic and dance in your magical miniature fairy garden when no one is watching!

Fairy Houses

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Our collection of Forest Fairy Furniture is handcrafted from scratch from natural oak harvested from our own backyard. Each piece of Forest Furniture is lovingly assembled by hand to grace your miniature garden, gnome garden or miniature fairy garden.

Fairy Furniture


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.

Enchanted Gardens
Happy gardening!

Related Entry:
Lighted Fairy Houses
Category: Faeries & Nature Spirits | Products & Services |


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 ...

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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.

Here is the ufoformet VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) in action:



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:

Moller International
Just Too Cool: Interview & Podcast with Paul Moller, inventor of the flying car.
Moller Discojet brochure from 1974
Category: Products & Services | Ufo's & Aliens |


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.
When all the 8 directional energies are positive enough, they get positive results. When the energy levels dip below a limit, they suffer. For example, if a person receives high positive energy from his North, he will be financially well off. But if he also receives negative energy from his South East, he will never be able to enjoy it. The blue print of the energy levels of a person at his birth time is what you could call as his Birth Horoscope.

These 8 energy streams control the 7 Chakras and 7 Energy Bodies of the person, which in turn control every thing else in his life. The quality (positive or negative) of the energy and the quantum (percentage) of the energy that a person receives is his Karma or Destiny. The concept of correcting the 8 Directional Energies and tuning the 7 Chakras & Energy Bodies of a person so that he stays within a 100% positive energy belt all his life-time is called Personal Energy Correction.

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Energy Correction FAQ: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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What can our Crystal Energy Fields do ?

Depending upon the client’s needs, we can build a Crystal Energy Field that will be tailored to suit the exact requirements of the client. It could be any or simply everything of these:

- For Buildings
Building Energy Correction
- For Homes
House Energy Correction
- For Business
Business Energy Correction
- For People
Personal Energy Correction

- For Alternative Healers/Therapists, Tarot Readers, Rune Readers, I-Ching Readers, Psychic Readers, Counsellors, Clairvoyant Readers, Astrologers, Numerologists, Fengshui Practitioners, Spiritual Teachers, Meditation Trainers, Yoga Centers : Keeps your body and mind always energised.


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.
Category: Energy & Light | Products & Services |


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.

The pyramid is an invocation to the 7 Archangels and comes with Archangel cards to attach to the Clear Etheric Weavers. Archangel Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Zadkiel and Shekinah (in that order) adorn the middle of each of the corner tetrahedrons and Archangel Metatron sits within the star tetrahedron that hangs from the center of the pyramid.

Meditation Pyramids
Check also the Pyramid Grids.

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Vajra Weavers:
Working on the physical, emotional and mental bodies and aligning them back to their perfect divine nature. This sacred tool is used like a pendulum - simply hold it over anything or anyone, clear your mind and allow the Etheric Weaver to spin freely as it works to realign the Etheric Field and transmute any negativity, aligning the individual to the Soul, also known as Buddha Nature.

Much more than just a crystal, the Etheric Weaver can be handed to anyone to use for their own self-healing or meditation and constantly cleans itself energetically.


Etheric Weaver


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.

So whatever the planetary stage, it is able to bring out more of that energy and the solar cross becomes more an emanation of that.

The solar cross amplifies the solar rays on a planetary level so that higher levels of psychic telepathy and higher levels of planetary healing of nations becomes more a resonating factor of the solar cross.


Solar Crosses

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Discover more happiness, vitality and a feeling of peace and wellness: Shambhala Meditation Healing Tools
These Tools are Handcrafted by Shambhala Monks and Nuns.
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Tuesday, 17. April 2007
What’s your sign? Your Guide to Symbols and Signs

What's the difference between signs and symbols anyway?

Normally, the two terms are interchangeable - but here's a basic run-down:

SIGNS:
These are objects or ideas that point to something clearly. Examples: An advertisement, a road sign, the weather showing portents of rain.

SYMBOLS:
These are linked to signs (hence the tendency to interchange the meaning of the two terms). However, their meanings are deeper. Symbols are reflections of something more profound than itself. Example: The sun is a symbol for something more than itself – it "symbolizes" warmth, creativity, and power.

Some signs and symbols speak strongly to us, and represent powerful attributes we want to ascribe to ourselves. Such signs and symbols - ones that come to us by our sheer personal needs or preference, are often more important than those assigned to us at birth

When these and other signs catch our fancy, we should pay attention. Upon learning the symbol meanings, we find our symbol preferences reveal much about our psyche and personalities.

Whether you're looking for Celtic symbols, Native American symbols, or curious about animal symbols, or maybe you want to learn about some old fashioned good luck symbols, you'll sure find the information you seek right here.


Discover the world of signs, symbols, and their meanings: What's your sign? by A.Venefica. (Must be a Nickname, I didn't found her real name...)

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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!
Category: Products & Services | Symbols & Geometry |


Monday, 19. March 2007
Lighted Fairy Houses

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"Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame."
-- W.B. Yeats

"The wall is silence, the grass is sleep, / Tall trees of peace their vigil keep, / And the Fairy of Dreams with moth-wings furled. / Plays soft on her flute to the drowsy world."
-- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

"Where round the bed, whence Achelous springs, That wat'ry Fairies dance in mazy rings."
-- Homer (Iliad, B. xxiv. 617.)


Once faerys lived amongst us all of the time.
But the world has changed and fairies have withdrawn into a more secret and ancient realm.

Only sometimes ... some of us ... will be able to visit with them ... and experience ... their enchanted lives.

Each house is 12" tall, made from salvaged wood and antique metal.
They are Electric Indoor Decor and will usher in dreams of the Fae.

Lighted Fairy Houses handmad by Twig Wizardry.
Dreamy Otherworld!

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Category: Faeries & Nature Spirits | Products & Services |


Friday, 09. March 2007
Himalayan Bowls

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.

Tibetan singing bowls play with a great deal of variety and there is much to discover in each of these marvelous bells. You will hear many different tones and qualities in each bowl depending on how you play it and even on how you feel when you play it.

Do you prefer a deep tone or a high tone? Do you like the warmth of a medium bowl or the sharpness of a small thick bowl? Some of us love them all!

Choosing singing bowls starts with listening to yourself. Follow your personal preferences rather than any preconceived ideas you may have heard or read on the web. Theories about specific musical tones, planetary tones or chakra tones are misleading and oversimplified.

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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.
Category: Energy & Light | Music & Voices | Products & Services |


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