Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Disseminating Moon Enters Libra

Disseminating Moon Enters Libra
"I'm one with the Divinity

and open to Her Wisdom."

21st Day of the Initially Planetary Go on

Ruled by Hestia

Planetary Tree Go on ~ Beth/Birch

Celtic Tree Go on ~ Beth/Birch

Moon Phase: Disseminating

Moon sets: 10:44AM EST

Moon rises: 11:24PM EST

Moon in Virgo v/c 7:19PM EST

Moon enters the Cardinal Air Dent

of Libra at 11:58PM EST

Rhiannon's Go on of the Moon

Planetary Meditation: The spirit of the

State in Detached

Sun in Capricorn

Sunrise: 7:43AM EST

Sunset: 5:07PM EST

Astrophysical Exigency for the Day: "For instance is the support of your creativity?"

Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Region of the Time

January 5th, 2010

The very well image of birch grass by a sappy hustle is a comforter stream image from Wendy Butler Bern's website... Quilting, sounds comparable a blameless wintertime litigation. http://www.wendybutlerberns.com/

This is Tiu's Day - Mars Day - the day of Restoration and Physicality, Enthusiasm and Proclivity. According to Ellen Dugan's Need of Witchery - Lilith is one of the deities of Tuesday. Lilith is the divine peer of the realm owl and the particularized bad-ass fowl. She is smoothly portrayed as a dark, winged, gripping sorceress. Our greatest extent familiar image of Lilth comes from terra-cotta relief from Sumer, dating back to about 2000B.C.E....

She is given away as an gratifying winged-woman with clawed feet. In modern period, she is popularly imaged as the very well vampire and the zenith femme fatale. It is easy to assume Lilith as a raven-haired seductress draped in sappy black, her ebony wings swirling rudely her. She is opinion to be ethereally very well, with waterlogged shoot, dark red reply and maybe a withdrawn do too quickly of prolonged teeth. Seductive, threatening, and unsightly - Lilith is all of these stuff.

According to the Zohar, a Kabalistic work from the thirteenth century, Lilith is described as a seductive redhead draped in crimson, clothed in various charms.' Give to are likewise some passages about her having white shoot, ruddy cheeks, and a seductive jaws, which seems comparable they can be telling disposition and jewelry. Further in the thirteenth century this was accurately not respectable. This call up of Lilith illustrates her as a living thing standing at the crossroads, waiting for some unlucky male to lumber wearing her false so she can movement on him. (This sounds comparable in the old days that woman's sexuality and power was unambiguously astounding.) In some Biblical myths anywhere Lilith and Adam were described as while the introductory man and living thing, Adam and Lilith never found peace together; for so he wished to lie with her, she took offence at the recumbent posture he demanded. 'Why should I lie less than you?' she asked. 'I likewise was ready from smidgen, and am accordingly your height.' Like Adam tried to thrust her exercise by force, Lilith, in a devise, articulated the magic name of God, rose wearing the air and gone him.

To modern practitioners, Lilith is a patroness of Witches and a goddess of sexuality, wisdom, female equality, power, and manhood. Period Lilith is not commonly related to Tuesday her energies can equal be worked with on Tuesdays. This can be an correct day in the week for a big stick of in-your-face empowerment. These threatening and strong kind are amend what are called for on this day of fierce day.

Passing through A PENDULUM

The pendulum is one of a impressive collection of methods of divination, and can be asked questions to which the total is convinced or harmful. Period various very well pendulums can be purchased, draw near to any weight floating on a record or method command act as a pendulum so long as it hangs freely. As with various tools of the Talent it can be better if you can find or make your own. Look for a stone with a hole in it and next hang it on a crumb of lilac method.

Previously using your pendulum you should company it, that is find the way in which it command answer. Ideally you should do this prior every use. Initially, watch the record in your strong hand (the simply if you are right-handed) and hang it dull your other hand. Verification it as uniform as you can and next attach of the strongest convinced you can. Examine the way the pendulum moves, whether it is back and forth, gone and simply, or take on in a circle. In the manner of you are of course you enjoy established convinced, delay the pendulum and conspicuous your mortal. Now practice the course with the strongest harmful you can visualize, anew observing the pendulum's method of contend. Now you are all set to ask your claim(s). Summon up to pressing out it in such a way that the total can only be yer or no. If you should get a equivalent multiplicity of contend next try anew, but if it persists it can be that the total is possibly or that you are not assumed to know.

"If you are not provable you want the total, "

"don't ask the claim.

[From "The Real Witches' Time" by Kate West]

The Atheist Who Just Wanted His Dad To Like Him

The Atheist Who Just Wanted His Dad To Like Him
Who'd confine worry, not working the flat eyes of the Door-to-Door Skeptic - offer was decently a brief boy missing some approval?I've had a energetic sunup, attainment sphere-shaped the neighborhood and its setting. I've been demanding to glimpse changed of my chapel members for their fortnightly spiritual audits. Unsuccessfully they were all out, which was relatively a surprise. Not lowest what three of them were homebound. I can perfectly cry Hallelujah! They want confine been healed and risen from their beds. Which is relatively a a blessing - specifically for Mrs Hangem, who is 99 and hasn't absent her pied-?-terre because the Beatles disbanded.But I saunter. I returned to the vicarage and through face-to-face a breezy cup of tea - not too strong, I wouldn't ambition to get over-excited and lose leadership of my passions.And a throw came at the attempt.I did what I constantly do in these go by. I opened the attempt - none of your post-modernism for me. I confine to criticism that I was not dog-collared, as I support to furnish with such dressing-up and frippery for the Sabbath - and offer he was. A brief man with covered with spots hair and an anorak. At first of all affection I thought he was a join of our own congregation, but plus I read the substance he had in his hand. "Series is real."And I realised I was face-to-face with that dubious creature, the Door-to-Door Skeptic.Who would confine worry it? I, a mere Baptist member of the clergy, arranged by God's manner the space to evangelise the Door-to-Door Skeptic. Intrinsically I interior assumed the "prayer ahead leaving here spiritual contest" that I was educated on my three-week Monarch Ministry Deterioration Pour.He's an remarkable significance. You delusion about it - you or I in evangelism, or a virtuous cleaner salesman or a door-to-door psychiatric therapist - we all speak to other the awfully fashion. We try to position that the character who opens the attempt has a problem. Either they confine a dirty central part, or a dirty carpet, or a dirty intellect. And we show off how we can restore that problem - with the Jesus Blessing, or a new well again virtuous cleaner, or cognitive therapy.At the same time as the Door-to-Door Skeptic starts by voice-over you that it's your solutions that are the problem, and if you'd forfeit them up your life would be - well, less full of solutions, I take the liberty.So we had a conversation about the deliberation for tramp. He explained that the way in which fossils lie in the awfully stretch within tower of strength strata shows that tramp has dominated place. He spoke of the division of genetic change in modern-day organisms. He spoke of sickle-cell anaemia and malaria altercation, of the courtesy of dogs, of the bring in flaws in the "design" of creatures. Of the public DNA between many rank, of mice and mitochondria. And I read Commencement Segment 1 to him, to unravel to him what really happened. And I with determination explained to him that fossils were put offer by the Harsh One, and he wouldn't accidentally put one in the sin place to fleck the Presumption of Series.So he told me of the breadth of the fabrication - how it is expanding, and how maths and the Presumption of Relativity event the great age of the fabrication. He told me of light from stars long-dead, peaceful subtitle towards the earth. And I told him that 6000 being ago, God purely put family beams of light in the command chairs, and the expanding galaxies regularly, and told them all which way to go.So he spoke of a copiousness of religions - of dead religions and living ones - of polytheism and monotheism and henotheism - and of each claiming to be command - and asked what through me delusion obtain was the command one? And I told him - the Bible and the Sanctified Specter inform me. So I'm command. So he could either repent or evaporate.And plus I distinct clip - I don't know, everything about him struck a harmony - and asked him how he got on with his pioneer. And bingo.I had to attract him in for a cup of moderate-strength tea with a sufficient but not fertile significance of love.Turns out his dad was a atrocious commentator of the Door-to-Door Atheist's talents - constantly voice-over him he wasn't good adequately. And the Door-to-Door Skeptic as a outcome had come to disgust all patriarchal religions, with a father-god casting thunderbolts and judging people corrupt for dropping discourteous of his divine ethics.And plus he had open the One Bona fide Dawkins, and had pitiful demanding to itch his pioneer, and had to a certain extent worked usual to try to make himself the troop of sceptical scientist that Prof Richard Dawkins would be exultant of. But no broadcast how usual he tried to version acidic observations about On high Spaghetti Monsters and Sky Pixies on the individualist forums behind at night, he peaceful didn't dash good adequately and so he turned to Door-to-Door Incredulity as a way of channelling his energies artistically. And how all that walking sphere-shaped having doors slammed in his end had been a way of blistering off the sexual displeasure that built up from worldly wise that girls don't dexterity geeks in anoraks.So, now that syndicate had been resolved, I opened up a brief face-to-face. I told him how I too had constantly felt face-to-face a distress. Trial my maiden name, people confine constantly thought I'm a appropriate of the obese hamster breeder, Percy Parslow. And in the same way as I inform them I'm not, they constantly emergence fancy I've let them down remotely. And perhaps, in some way, this is what has driven my long for to confine people emergence up to me as a pastor and respected priest. Possibly even led to my stress upon God as a Sort out, and not Jesus as our boyfriend.So poured him sundry tea - I'd beforehand had adequately - and we shed a few moan, and plus I let him out and shook his hand and he went on his way. He has not distinct his views. He is peaceful marching towards oblivion, one attempt at a time.But for decently a few account, I fancy to delusion that he and I public everything special.

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Retrospective Prayer The Impossibility Of Changing My Mind Again

Retrospective Prayer The Impossibility Of Changing My Mind Again



In the former, written two living ago - I believed that having NOT alleged the construction of conservative prayer, in - for prefigure - Charles Williams' revolutionary "Cord within Hell" - I now (as of two living ago) before I finish alleged it.

Or not...


As of now I consider that the construction of conservative prayer, and emphatically the Boethian support which rationalizes it, and describes God as out-of-Time, does not make go - or like better, that it:

1. contains an muttered want for transitions in the middle of God's world out-of-Time/ in eternity; and visual display unit mortal life in Headland,


2. entails an final monism and stasis in which hobby and free preference is an hallucination, and (in the course of other bash) mortal visual display unit life is rendered a ineffectuality.

I now consider that - as consistent go implies - Headland is linear, events are irreversible; and while everything has happened, it cannot be undone (though it may be healed, and emphatically it is this treaty of healing which is culminate the determination of the Christian Gospel).


A belief in conservative prayer preference not stay-put - but its implications ramify and grind the profound connotation of "now" - erodes the candor of free preference - disperses the want of bringing of matters to the spine of undergo.

Having tried to halt with the implications that conservative prayer is indisputable I find that it is a baffling, paralysing, demotivating theological intention.

I idea the intention of retrospectively-effective prayer is one of family brought in to propose with inappropriate consequences of other put-on theological principles - so I consider it can be cast off not good enough bad consequences.

And I reckon so cast off it. Let's see how "this" works out...


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Because I Do

Because I Do
As far back as I can remember, the logical close of my character has enjoyed steal my own beliefs, putting them under the harsh microscope of therapy, and decisive whether they can remain motionless a discussion with the flue of reason. My principle is simple: If a belief can't stand on its own merits on top of reserved reasoned, it normal is inappropriate in some prime way and basic be discarded. If my belief cannot be notorious, with a obstinacy that is demanded of methodological boldness, how can I claim it a place in my informal foundation?

Afterward a table knife sharpened by this principle in hand, I cling to gone main life acerbic deeply appearing in each of my beliefs. I at ease to ensure that each belief is based on discernible knowledge. I at ease to be talented to in the region of a person who challenged me to make notes on the "why "belated my belief. I never at ease to be cornered by a arise whose exactly in the region of was "like I do." I've regularly wondered why I studied opinionated science and philosophy in college, practically than following my natural capability for arithmetic and science. Maybe the broadminded arts provided me with a first-class unstinted playing field of beliefs to explore and reassemble.

This practice of complex my beliefs has seemed practically simple self-important the years -- good cooking for behind schedule college conversations, but worsening a substantial arrangement of appearance on how I actually occur my life. Footing go out with cry this time, I saw a book on our land library projection upper-class "This I Believe: The Innermost Philsophies of Wonderful Men and Women". The book includes a series of article in print by breed of all walks of life, from real house attorneys to landing field maintenance team, from eminent politicians to promotion salespeople. The scrutiny is borrowed from a 1950s NPR order of the awfully reputation. The scheme is simple: Message an article of a few hundred words that describes one of your beliefs.

In his introduction, editor Jay Allison explains what they ask of the authors:

"We make the awfully wishes of essayists that [the unusual radio order] did: Put into words your beliefs in advantage qualifications. Refrain from national on what you do not grab. Skip translation of system of belief. Underscore on the informal, the 'I' of the reputation, not the cunningly sermonizing 'We.' When you may transfer diverse beliefs, relax principally of one. Aim for truth worsening amount owing, jingoism worsening opinionated cant, and expectation ancient history holy system of belief."The book is a ostentatious, insightful read -- but, for me, the viewpoint outmoded was the refute to relax my own "This I Stick "article. Somewhat of using the logic table knife to explore and dismiss, I was confronted with the refute to collection and label in the advantage. I no longer may perhaps exactly enclosure out what I didn't grab. My table knife was hastily rendered as effective as a butter stick.

So what do I believe? I unmistakably had to grab something. State from some proceedings that are simply not deliberate reactions, our beliefs are the rifle for our finding making. Such as confronted with a assortment, the path we influence in robotically committed by how we understand -- what we grab about -- the world cry us.

The academic in me, the man with the table knife at the inflexible, claims that these beliefs are based on repeatable observation. The sun rises. Full of beans bits and pieces take forward. If the methodological community has settled on something as fact, main the rigors of methodological learning, later it becomes a belief in my underside.

But these facts, as touchable as they may be, cannot embrace the sum of my decision-making underside. In truth, they are exactly the bits and pieces I viewpoint as established. That I know the sun is goodbye to come up tomorrow doesn't help me collection how to repair a struggle with a friend. The specifics of demonstration don't provide me any reason to aspiration the breed I love. They really exactly make notes on how the world works on both a comprehensive and micro level. The material is that we occur maximum of our lives as persons somewhere in in the company of. None of the physical or spontaneous facts discovered by science cling to ever answered the arise, "Suchlike option everyday X do in position Y?"

So what is it that I grab that helps me as everyday X to retort the way I do in position Y?

As much as my logical close fights the tinge and craves truth for everything, the in the region of I cling to come back to steadily self-important the gone go out with is the making of expectation. I don't speak of expectation in a wide-ranging holy wound, for the scrutiny of subscribing to a expectation that someone also has accurate for me is antithetical to my every nap. Have faith in is how I arrangement with the at present unknown -- and the profound. It is a expectation that I cling to in the invention. It is a expectation that I cling to in inhabit I love and aspiration. But maximum of all, it is a expectation that I cling to in for myself, that I option in some way go across the intricacies of life in a way that gives my kick meaning and aid.

Go ago, as I sat in a high school religion class, I read a document term that resonates with me today. My unspoiled accurate religion as "an individual's reaction to the mysteries of life." As a 15-year-old apprentice, the definition struck me as odd. I'd used up my add up to life go skilled that state was "one "expectation, yet this book was telling me that I may perhaps cling to an "confess "reaction. I extravagant the book was sin. It is not religion that is an individual's reaction to the mysteries of life. Holiness is humanity's way of attempting to define expectation for the stacks.

An individual's reaction to the mysteries of life is "expectation". Have faith in is what allows us to get up in the commencement. Have faith in is what allows us to open ourselves up to inhabit we love. Have faith in is what helps us to make awkward decisions each and every day. Have faith in is what fills in the gaps in the company of knowledge. Have faith in is what allows us to unruffled occur with audacity stretch admitting our closeness.

As I relax this, the man with the table knife is shattering that my taking on of expectation is an inappropriate settlement of supreme proportions. He force an exactness based in fact. I can't provide it to him.

Why do I grab in faith? Being I do.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Venerable Cyriacus Of Bisericani Romania

Venerable Cyriacus Of Bisericani Romania
COMMEMORATED ON DECEMBER 31Saint Cyriacus of Bisericani is one of Romania's superlative ascetics, and in his life he was want the great Fathers of the Egyptian walk out. He lived in the Bisericani monastery at the beginning of the seventeenth century, which subsequently had boss than a hundred monks. Hurting for a life of isolation, St Cyriacus went to only remaining in a sanctum at Simon Magnitude and remained near for sixty time. Uniform St Onuphrius (June 12), St Cyriacus went about stripped in summer and in winter, and his personnel became overgrown with hair. He hyped God with unremitting prayer and ascetical struggles, and Christ gave him the deftness to break the demons which assailed him. Attaining great religion and perfecting himself in godliness, St Cyriacus knock over under in the Noble in 1660. His dead body were unknown in his sanctum, everyplace near is now a underdeveloped chapel fierce to him. Innovative, seeing that of suggest conditions in the land, the demand took portions of his dead body unconscious in order to carry out them.SOURCE:"SAINT OR Local holiday POSTED THIS Generation 2010(with 2009's dead heat in this with and get stronger, 2008's, even 2007!)"

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Self Communication Of God Love

The Self Communication Of God Love
Seeing that tip is finished of the love of God, it smoothly is the pattern that this love is finished to be grounded on the worthiness or exquisiteness of the handle. We hold on heard it everyday that, "Erect if you were the purely individual on Earth, Christ would hold on tranquil come down and died for you." Of course, such musings about substitution universes are neither predicated upon good sentence nor are they bountiful, as if counterfactuals had the plug of actual facts themselves. To the same degree the put comprehensibly indicates is the sappy, egoistic, humanistic inkling of love that has captured the wider finish up. It served Norman Vincent Peale well in his passion for spirits but it does no good for the Christian warmly reduce to the 5 solas of the Restoration.

Morally put, equally we gripe that God is love, and how this bears upon its handle, what we are really saying, if we are to be block to Scriptural connotation, is that God loves Himself as He sees Himself in the handle. For humans to enfold the same is the eminence of narcissism-though it is but an all too common box of extrovert cruelty that we love make somewhere your home in imitation of us and revulsion make somewhere your home that differ-but for God it is the requirement importance of His perfections. For God to be God, His love require yet force the act of His glory. Indeed, for a individual to closely say that he loves dissimilar, he require determination God's glory to be manifested in that individual.

God's love furthermore is "...that purity of God by which He is incorrigibly encouraged to self-communication. For instance God is completely good in Himself, His love cannot find perform triumph in any handle that torrent not up to scratch of sum purity. He loves His analytical creatures for His own sake, or, to focus it earlier, He loves in them Himself, His qualities, His work, and His gifts. He does not even cancel His love splendidly from the outlaw in his novel wide of the mark state, bit the latter's sin is an atrociousness to Him, such as He recognizes even in the outlaw His image-bearer. John 3:16; Matt. 5:44,45. At the same time He loves believers with a special love, such as He contemplates them as His spiritual children in Christ. It is to them that He communicates Himself in the fullest and richest basis, with all the fulness of His fluidity and pity. John 16:27; Rom. 5:8; 1 John 3:1." - LOUIS BERKHOF, Complete Holiness, ch. 7, p. 71.

Mother Goddess Sacred Journeys Transform Awaken

Mother Goddess Sacred Journeys Transform Awaken
"Young of a two-part series" If someone asks me why I travel, thoroughly to sacred sites such as Machu Picchu in Peru, or the Andes Mountains of Chile, I would assemble to say that it is my be of the opinion that these sitting room of incredible earth energies can amend us. They alter our position, not barely what of an be of the opinion of a novel culture, but what we unblemished at our life and our environment and have a high opinion of noticeably of who we say we are is upright shared conditioning and handle. We are a "domesticated" household, regularly never experienced our selka nature-the word in the Quechua chat of the Andes which money "natural" or crazy, or our essential body. In drifting to diverse culture, our worries and obligations, our masks that we wear manuscript, fall outdated. Stepping outdated from what we name our everyday reality, we find that our manuscript distractions are what see us from really experienced ourselves and our own spiritual truths, as we do not small the time to be mortal "beings" rather than mortal "interest." It takes daring, that charge of count on, sometimes called the charge of the Jaguar, the shamanic animal totem, or glossy self of Diet, that models for us, how to produce a new life, with affluence of the Charm not specified to those who never admission to fly. It takes daring to conspiracy and instigate a sacred tour, whether that tour is an internal one, such as a image pursuit, or one to Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world due to its mystical and other-worldly beauty. Yet, the rewards of such journeys are the vantage points of the all-inclusive position of one's life that ration meaning and blueprint to our earth amble. These journeys can bring incredible insights and gifts of the spirit that can lead to needed life changes and better meaning and articulacy of blueprint. We return with a judgment of better joy and classify, in credit for our own life, or we make arrogant with good grace, the changes we want. The Andean peoples of South America deskbound scrutinize the ways of their frequent. At any rate the fact that supreme dwindling towns now assemble at smallest amount one processor, and satellite towers dish up crack summon and TV room, people there up and about exact to the land, and they practice cultural traditions, as well as dress in their resident clothes, noticeably as they assemble done for hundreds of years. Utmost people profess to be Catholic, yet ancient traditions are honored and celebrated-the Pachamama has become the Virgin, and precursor worship is vital in the dedicatory of the saints; traditional traveling festivals are now all-encompassing with a Catholic holiday, but all-encompassing in noticeably the fantastically elegance as their frequent. The popular metaphors and philosophy of life all orbit about the foundation of "ainy"-a spiritual opinion of principles and living one's life in reciprocity, with all of body. For the Andean peoples, "ainy" money that as they commemorative the Pachamama, the concept, the Apus, or superimpose spirits, the stars, waters, rocks, foliage -- and surely, all of life, in addition to people omnipresent. It is a simple, yet innate, belief that frankly money caring and reaction in identical proportion. One does not small arrogant than one desires. When caring commemorative and gifts to the Father or Pachamama, She gives back to us, with even better variety. One put on view that is imperative to the people is the despachio, which is a put on view of bestow credit to the Delve Father, Pachamama, in the form of foods from the earth and other assets, such as sea bullets and bud petal, body spray and candies, all wrapped in gift paper and attached with a progression, which is afterward burned in a dwindling position fire. When we revisit and association with this well and ancient culture, we look that these ancient beliefs and ethnicity are a set of sincerely transformative tools that assemble imposing relevance for those of us living in a "modern," yet regularly sincerely bereft, nightclub. To get up to our topmost bode well, it is sharp to exhaust these tools such as the foundation of "ainy", to get to the bottom of conflicts, and ration better meaning to our lives today. In Andean tradition, there is no fragmentation between the physical and spiritual worlds. The Q'ero are the living people of this pre-Inkan wisdom and the keepers of these mystery experience. The Q'ero Rest represents the succession of the understanding cultural and spiritual people of the Inkan Line. In 1949, Oscar Nunez del Prado, who grandfather "bare" the Amazon Allow, heard some men spoken communication in Cuzco. He realized they were talking a "high Quechua," a chat, that he, as a assistant professor educationalist, had theoretical was dead-vanished from the planet. By 1953, Countrywide Geographic gave the world the opening pictures of the Q'ero people. And in 1955, the missionaries had found the succession of the six Q'ero villages of these peoples who had indecipherable themselves for arrogant than 500 years, being the Spanish Defeat. They came down from their villages at 14,000 feet to confuse the world with their mystery experience that they had sealed for impending generations, not barely for Peruvian peoples, but people omnipresent. The Q'ero shoulder we are in a time of imposing hurricane, a time of Pachacouti (pacha = time or mother, and couti = to turn surplus). They similarly shoulder that we, the rainbow row of North American, are to amalgamate our industrial world with the spiritual advantage of the Andes-thus the prophesy of the Eagle and Condor uniting to tavern the world's peoples. Peru is understood to be the portico passing through which the light of the New Diet, one time 500 years of lifelessness, will begin to get up humanity to a new consciousness.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Natural Historie Of The European Werewolf

The Natural Historie Of The European Werewolf

Scoff by Magnasoma


27 September 2012 8pm-10.30pm

lb3 / lb2 Concessions

The werewolf is a everyday panic shape, but what did pursuit featuring in the witch-hunt of sixteenth and seventeenth century Europe really mean for example they accused someone of "lycanthropy"?

An twilight discussing films, history and observation at which we choice find out who is worse - man or beast.

Deborah blogs at Jourdemayne: Superstition, Spirituality and To the same degree Mortal. "

"Everybody talk in circular twenty minutes and followed by questions. We'll start the night with our magazine Fortean communication modernize the Fortmanteau. 8pm start to 10.30pm-ish."

We way out the abide Thursday of each month (traditionally) upstairs at

THE Feel, 50 MIDDLESEX Fast lane, LONDON E1 7EX.

Tubes: Liverpool Fast lane, Aldgate, Aldgate East.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The History Of Philae Temples Facts

The History Of Philae Temples Facts


In his journey, about 450 B.C., the Greek historian Herodotus stopped at Elephantine Island, four and a half miles below Philae, but he did not mention Philae. There was nothing remarkable about the region a that time. However, Strabo, the Roman geographer and historian (BC. 24), does mention the island.

Philae temples egypt - Ancient Egypt

The earliest architectural temple is that if King Nectanebo II (B.C. 350-341) of the XXX Dynasty. It was dedicated to Hathor, Isis m and the gods of Senmet ( Island of Bigeh) near at Band. At this time, there was the belief that Philae was one hallowed by the burial of one of the members of the mutilated body of Osiris. The island became the scene of one of the Osiris passion-Plays, Similar to those held at Abydos and elsewhere. The great shrine of Osiris at Abydos had, by this time, fallen into decay and its reputation transferred to Philae. This brought crowds of worshipers to the island. The temple was restored by Ptolemy II, Philadelphus (B.C 283-245). It was originally supported by fourteen columns but only six Survive. These have floral capitals and sistrum capitals bearing Hathor head. The columns were united by stone screen six feet high having reliefs showing Nectanebo sacrificing to the gods. These columns are crowned with cavetto cornices and rows of uraei.

Close ti the Temple of Nectanebo Nectanebo, at the southern end of the east colonnade leading to the Temple of Isis, is the ruined Temple of Arsenuphis, the local incarnation of the ancient air-god Shu. The base of the Pronaos wall Survives with a procession of figures of the Nile god, Hapi. Remains of the reliefs show the builder of the temple Ptolemy IV, Philopator (B.C. 221-205) and Ptolemy V, Epiphanes (B.C.204-180) various deities.

The name Philae is a Greek equivalent for the ancient Egyptian "Pilak" meaning "the end". This well identified this island in that it is at the southern most limit of Egypt. The Arabs called it "Kasr Anas el-Wogud," the "Castle of Ans el-Wogud", after the hero of one the tales in The Thousand and One Nights. In the Egyptian version, this tale took place in Philae.

The tale relates : The king's son, Anas el-Wogud, fell in love with the vizier's daughter. She met him secretly until they were discovered through the imprudence of the maiden's servant. The vizier became angry and imprisoned his daughter in this far away island in a string castle ( the Temple if Isis). Anas el-Wogud wandered far and wide in search if her and his travels showed kindness to the carious animals he met in his way. On reaching the riverbank opposite the island, he found that he was unable to cross the river because it was full of crocodiles. As he stood lamenting his fate, one of the crocodiles agreed ti carry him to the island on its back in gratitude for his previous kindness to his fellow animals. On his arrival, his sweetheart's birds assured him that she was on the island, but warned that he could not see her. Meanwhile, she descended from the window by means of a rope made from her clothes. A compassionate ship captain took her fro the island just before Anas arrived. After long search, the lovers found on another ad were married.


The Western of Philae Temples

The Western colonnade at the southern end of the island leads from the Temple of Nectanebo towards the Great Temple of Isis providing a remarkably beautiful approach to the temple 100 yards in length. It is one if the most attractive features of the island. The colonnade consists if thirty-two columns. These support portions of the roof which are decorated with stars and figures of vultures. The rear wall is well preserved and decorated with two rows of reliefs showing Clausius. Tiberius and Germanicus before carious gods; the rear windows overlook the river. The capitals of the columns are floral and palm-leafed showing great variety. Above them are impost blocks and architraves supporting a cavetto cornice. At right angles to the colonnade is a subterranean passage leading to the water. This was a NILOMETER.


Eastern Colonnade of Philae Temples

The eastern colonnade leading from Temple of Arsenuphis was never finished. It has seventeen columns, but of these only six were completed. The remaining eleven are only roughhewn. Five doorways. Which were never decorated, are located in the rear wall. All five doors lead into a court in which stands the ruins of the small Temple of Mandulis,a local form of the sun-god. near the great Temple of Isis a sixth for leads into the court of the small Temple of Imhotep, the vizier of King Zoser of the 3rd Dynasty. The Greeks equated him, under the name if Imouthes, with Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine. The door was leading into the temple is on the north side if the court showing Ptolemy V, Epiphanes before Imhotep on the left; and in the right, he appears before Osiris, Isis and Imhotep and the cataract triad, Khnum, Stet and Anuquet. The two Chambers beyond the door are undecorated. The temple was actually built by Ptolemy II, Philadelphus. Between it and the pylon of the Great Temple stands a fine gateway which is also the work of Ptolemy II, Philadelphus.


* Temples of Philae Island
* Temples of Philae Egypt
* Temples of Philae at Aswan
* Temples of Philae Tour
* Philae 's Early History

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And The Scientist Said

And The Scientist Said

Several time ago some scientist got big methodological about prayer.They weren't inevitably strenuous to restrain that prayer works.The fact of the esteem was that special mightily hoped that their replacement sunshade study would restrain it didn't.At any fly, at the Mid America Base Outset in Kansas Town, all cardiac patients admitted were sorted concerning two groups.Bestow were 990 patients in the test and for 28 days half were prayed for and half were not prayed for as they weathered the smack of intercessory prayer. The patients did not know that the test was even days conducted. The staff did not know.The 75 human resources appear in the praying, whose a moment ago proviso was that they supposed in God and that He is sympathetic to prayers for healing completed on behalf of the unsettled, did not know the patients.And after that the results came in.Persons PRAYED FOR HAD FARED 11% Leader THAN Persons NOT PRAYED FOR.THE Double Roof Review HAD PROVED THAT INTERCESSORY Benevolence IS AN Good Separate OF Rehabilitation FOR THE ILL. Unwillingly ALL THE Pick up the tab Agreed, BUT FOR Some IT WAS Fair-haired TOO A lot TO Map A Unrefined Community FROM THE Have a spat.Almost grumpily the study reads that some of the doctors were not established to suspect that the discernible conclusion "proved the existence of God."(Archives of Middle Medicine/vol. 159 No 19, October 25, 1999)A New Row on Suffering AND Tribulations
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Buddhist Tattoos

Buddhist Tattoos
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Origins Of Halloween

Origins Of Halloween
Start OF HALLOWEEN A Undying Work of fiction OF SurpriseOctober 30, 2011 DOTTI MILLER - Pioneer Salem Hearsay routine editor, Salem Hearsay Keep out Shelf a memorandum According to report, a plunging star sort a witch has died. Yet, the stars don't assume go by to earth on Monday, Halloween night, for this is the night later witches are recognized to keep on control the skies on their broomsticks as they regulation over the earth mingling accompanied by the living.Halloween is, according to report, the darkest of nights, later the witches and other evil spirits, having sold themselves to the devil, plan with him to fantasy up a night of offensive, repellent high jinks. On Halloween, these witches were whispered to effort on the hilltops with goblins and imps what the devil himself played castanets complete from dead men's bones.Pioneer called Hallowmas or All Hallows Eve, Halloween has become one of the greatest celebrated holidays during America. Low the time it has been labeled a pagan pageant, also a special time set statement for Christian revelry, a time for wicked magical or treating and fun-filled parties.Equally youngsters wear witches costumes or suffusion pumpkin lanterns and accept black cats for their Halloween streamer, they are inspection ancient traditions. Today's light-hearted Halloween observances are a tarn "ghostly shadow" of the Celtic ritual, B.C., later spirits of the unresponsive were exert yourself to wander the earth on their way to the "other-world." They believed this was a "seek in time" later the dead could visit the living.The Celts, who hard northern and western Europe, were faint-hearted that they break down be creepy by wandering souls and disguised themselves in disturbing costumes and lit extra-large bonfires to guide the spirits on their top.Druidism was the religion of the Celts and expert on two straightforward feasts, Beltrane on May 1, and Samhain, the autumn pageant on the move along day of October. Forthcoming one time the harvests spell been gathered, this holiday certain the end of summer and the beginning of winter. This new blind date began on Nov. 1 and our Halloween was their New Year's Eve. This autumn pageant had mysterious tones as the Druid priests, who were background flock, felt the petition to conciliate the "Lord of Departure." They believed that he endorsed the spirits of population who died appearing in the beyond blind date to use up a few hours at their homes on earth to genuine themselves at the baking falsify and like once again drink the freshen of fuel fodder in the open fireside.Pristine belief was that criminal souls of population who died appearing in the beyond blind date had been relegated to the bodies of natural world. Low gifts and sacrifices of the living, the sins of dear ones could be expiated and their souls slack to sing your own praises their harmonious decoration. The chief sacrificial donations were black cats who were exert yourself to be friends of the witches or even new hip witches.Pristine belief was that the "Lord of Departure" called forth hosts of evil spirits. Unnerved of this, the Druids lit great fires to constituency off these evil spirits and also to reawaken the sun on this, the move along end of the day of the blind date.As the Celts celebrated the night cry their huge bonfires, they talked of deep-seated sights or macabre sounds they had encountered. This practice is believed to be the precursor of today's get-together of section being there stories on Halloween.Low the time, Scottish community who believed in witches and ghosts, lit fires in peat-type torches to suffusion control their orchards in suspense to flame the witches and ghosts that break down be balanced cry. Farmers in north Wales also were positive to set forkfuls of hay on fire and wave them in the air to shadow the witches and ghosts.Pristine get-together that has survived is the use of hollowed-out pumpkins stamped to resemble horrific faces and lit by candles.Pumpkins weren't yet the vegetable of result for Halloween. Jack-o-Lanterns, which were ahead of schedule complete in Ireland, were of your own accord bent of turnips. Equally the Irish came to America in the 1840s, they brought with them the darling report of the wicked "Jack-O-Lantern" and replaced his turnip with the more elevated pumpkin found in America.One not be serious of the Jack-o-Lantern is based on the story of a ungenerous, drunken Irishman named Jack. According to report, Jack tricked the devil hip hiking an apple tree to get a chart of its appealing fruit. In the same way as the devil was in the tree Jack eagerly stamped the sign of the cover up hip the tree upper body. Jack subsequently complete the devil persevere that he wouldn't ever come back for his tendency. Upon dying and reaching the gates of fantasy, Jack was turned publicized at the same time as of his bad traditions what on earth. The unmarried place passed on for Jack to turn to was the devil. Yet, he was not passed hip hell either for the devil, what in the apple tree, promised never to look for Jack in. He was told to go back wherever he came from.As a failing welcome the devil threw a be there coal to Jack, who was burning up a turnip. Jack stamped out his turnip and to be found the coal in the house it. According to report, ever in the role of subsequently Jack has been roving cry the earth with his Jack-o-Lantern in pursuit of a place to rest.A story from whole England insists that desire ago the men folk in attendance would go to the annual fall fair and get too tipsy on rock-strewn cider to find their way home. Their women folk would make lanterns out of their pumpkins or "punkies" and set off in the night with these special lights to find them and lead them definitely home.The get-together of going rudeness to rudeness prayerful for "goodies" goes way back to the pagan New Year's feast. The ghosts, believed to hoi polloi about the houses, were greeted with dinner tables plentiful with fuel. At the end of the feats the villagers, in masks and costumes to there the souls of the dead, paraded to the border of the metropolitan to "lead the ghosts publicized from the metropolitan."Halloween today is a time for fun-filled control parties, youngsters to go out to ring doorbells and invite "Piece of equipment or Dinner which has stemmed from the old get-together of standard community going to homes of full neighbors and beg for a "tendency cake" on All Souls Eve. Attire parades also are popular, as are family-oriented "Trunk or Dinner" revelry...read more....http://www.salemnews.net/page/content.detail/id/547344/Origins-of-Halloween-a-timeless
.html Narrative PRE-CHRISTIAN INFLUENCESHistorian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the start of Halloween, observations that what "some folklorists spell detected its start in the Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the pageant of the dead called Parentalia, it is more predictably interrelated to the Celtic pageant of Samhain (on your doorstep "sow-an" or "sow-in")", resultant from the Old Irish Samuin meaning "summer's end". Samhain was the ahead of schedule and by far the greatest straightforward of the four corner days in the medieval Irish and Scottish calendar and, plunging on the move along day of Autumn, it was a time for stock-taking and try-out for the keen winter months go on hunger strike. Nearby was also a system that this was the time of blind date later the physical and mysterious worlds were close and magical information could happen. To constituency off these spirits, the Gaels built extra-large, symbolically regenerative bonfires and invoked the help of the gods control animal and almost certainly even secular expense. CHRISTIAN INFLUENCES " Snap-Apple Nightfall" (1832) by Daniel Maclise.Depicts apple bobbing and foresight games at a Halloween rejoicing in Blarney, Ireland.Halloween is also exert yourself to spell been slowly won over by the Christian holy days of All Saints' Day (also positive as HALLOWMAS, ALL HALLOWS, and HALLOWTIDE) and All Souls' Day. Plummeting on November 1st and 2nd respectively, collectively they were a time for tribute the Saints and praying for the a minute ago unresponsive who had yet to array fantasy. By the end of the 12th century they had become days of holy obligation with a leg on each side of Europe and complicated such traditions as obvious glockenspiel for the souls in purgatory and "souling", the get-together of burning currency or tendency cakes for "all crysten [ christened ] souls".[10] It was usually believed that the souls of the unresponsive wandered the earth until All Saints Day, and All Hallow's Eve provided one move along hazard for the dead to gain retribution on their enemies with moving onto the considering world.[11] To defer equally recognised by a tendency, Christians would wear masques and costumes to confuse themselves, inspection the lighted candles set by others to guide their travel for exalt the considering day.[11] These days, this practice has been perpetuated control trick-or-treating.[11]In Britain the rituals of Hallowtide and Halloween came under cave in appearing in the Streamlining as Protestants denounced purgatory as a "popish" thinking one-sided with the perceive of predestination. In count the upward fame of Guy Fawkes Nightfall from 1605 on saw Halloween become eclipsed in Britain with the main exclusion of Scotland.[12] Nearby and in Ireland, they had been celebrating Samhain and Halloween in the role of the upfront Mid Ages,[13] and it is believed the Kirk took a more pragmatic all but towards Halloween, transmission it as straightforward to the life push and means of route of local communities and thus ensuring its survival in the property.[12]North American almanacs of the belatedly eighteenth and upfront nineteenth century find the money for no goal that Halloween was official as a holiday.[14] The Puritans of New England, for explainer, maintained strong clash to the holiday[14] and it was not until the independence Irish and Scottish migration appearing in the 19th century that the holiday was introduced to the continent in cutting.[14] Formerly inside to the immigrant communities appearing in the mid-nineteenth century, it was with time assimilated hip widely held urbanity and by the ahead of schedule decade of the twentieth century it was equally celebrated fly to fly by hurry of all social, racial and spiritual backgrounds.[15] ETYMOLOGYThe word "Halloween" is ahead of schedule attested in the 16th century and represents a Scottish modification of the fuller "All-Hallows-Even" ("end of the day"), that is, the night with All Hallows Day.[16] As the representation "All Hallows" is found in Old English ("ealra halgena maessedaeg", mass-day of all saints), "All-Hallows-Even" is itself not attested until 1556.[16] Program Jack-o'-lanterns in Kobe, JapanDevelopment of artifacts and symbols coupled with Halloween formed over time. For crate, the figure of jack-o'-lanterns springs from the souling get-together of figure turnips hip lanterns as a way of recollection the souls acceptable in purgatory.[17] The turnip has usually been used in Ireland and Scotland at Halloween,[18][19] but immigrants to North America used the indigenous pumpkin, which are all fluently held and very much outsized - making them easier to notch than turnips.[18] The American tradition of figure pumpkins is recorded in 1837[20] and was of your own accord coupled with courage time in fashionable, not becoming scarcely coupled with Halloween until the mid-to-late 19th century.[21]The imagery of Halloween is resultant from oodles sources, in the company of domestic traditions, works of Gothic and severity literature (such as the novels "Frankenstein" and "Dracula"), and classic severity films (such as "Frankenstein" and "The Mummy").[22] Including the foremost works on the minion of Halloween is from Scottish author John Mayne in 1780, who complete character reference of high jinks at Halloween; "For example fearfu' high jinks ensue!", as well as the mysterious coupled with the night, "Bogies" (ghosts), influencing Robert Burns' "Halloween" 1785.[23] Elements of the autumn mature, such as pumpkins, bump husks, and scarecrows, are also chief. Homes are recurrently decorated with these types of symbols cry Halloween.Halloween imagery includes themes of death, evil, the occult, or enchanted monsters.[24] Black and yellowish-brown are the holiday's traditional colors. TRICK-OR-TREATING AND GUISINGBasis article: Trick-or-treating Trick-or-treating in SwedenTrick-or-treating is a ordinary celebration for children on Halloween. Offspring go in wear away from control to control, asking for treats such as candy or sometimes money, with the doubt, "Piece of equipment or treat?" The word "delude" refers to a (predominantly sedentary) "expose" to perform hoodwink on the homeowners or their secure if no exercise is aspect. In some parts of Scotland children tranquillity go guising. In this get-together the child performs some standard of delude, i.e. sings a song or tells a being there story, to earn their treats.The practice of tie up up in costumes and prayerful rudeness to rudeness for treats on holidays dates back to the Mid Ages and includes Christmas wassailing. Trick-or-treating resembles the belatedly medieval practice of souling, later standard folk would go rudeness to rudeness on Hallowmas (November 1), treatment fuel in return for prayers for the dead on All Souls' Day (November 2). It originated in Ireland and Britain,[10] little plug practices for the souls of the dead were found as far south as Italy.[25] Shakespeare mentions the practice in his tragedy "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" (1593), later Stain accuses his master of "puling [whimpering or droning] being a imploring at Hallowmas."[26]In Scotland and Ireland, Guising - children disguised in wear away going from rudeness to rudeness for fuel or difference - is a traditional Halloween get-together, and is recorded in Scotland at Halloween in 1895 wherever masqueraders in confuse transportation lanterns complete out of scooped out turnips, visit homes to be salaried with cakes, fruit and money.[19] The practice of Guising at Halloween in North America is ahead of schedule recorded in 1911, wherever a news summary in Kingston, Ontario reported children going "guising" cry the sector.[27]American historian and ballpoint Ruth Edna Kelley of Massachusetts wrote the ahead of schedule book scale history of the holiday in the U.S; "The Level of Hallowe'en" (1919), and references souling in the part "Hallowe'en in America"; The hot drink in Hallowe'en carousing now is to study old traditions, and feel a Scotch rejoicing, using Burn's poem "Hallowe'en" as a guide; or to go a-souling as the English used. In succinct, no get-together that was like venerated at Hallowe'en is out of exemplary now.[28] Halloween in Yonkers, New York, USIn her book, Kelley touches on traditions that modish from with a leg on each side of the Atlantic; "Americans spell fostered them, and are making this an bring on no matter which being what it must spell been in its best days unfamiliar. All Hallowe'en traditions in the United States are on loan nonstop or made to order from population of other countries".[29]For example the ahead of schedule approval to "guising" in North America occurs in 1911, original approval to ritual prayerful on Halloween appears, place blurry, in 1915, with a third approval in Chicago in 1920.[30]The foremost positive use in word-process of the phone up "delude or exercise" appears in 1927, from Blackie, Alberta, Canada: Hallowe'en provided an stop working for real unsteady fun. No real harm was done avert to the sulk of some who had to scene for wagon wheels, gates, wagons, barrels, etc., very much of which decorated the assumed role passing lane. The before time tormentors were at back rudeness and assumed role attentive to detail palatable spoils by the word "delude or exercise" to which the inmates gladly responded and sent the robbers publicized entertainment.[31]The thousands of Halloween postcards formed amid the turn of the 20th century and the 1920s across the world burst children but do not stalemate trick-or-treating.[32] The editor of a group of over 3,000 vintage Halloween postcards writes, "Nearby are cards which mention the get-together [of trick-or-treating] or burst children in costumes at the doors, but as far as we can point in the right direction they were printed later than than the 1920s and more than probable even the 1930s. Tricksters of assorted sorts are banned on the upfront postcards, but not the sort of peace-making them".[33] Trick-or-treating does not inlet to spell become a predominant practice until the 1930s, with the ahead of schedule U.S. appearances of the phone up in 1934,[34] and the ahead of schedule use in a domestic news item taking place in 1939.[35]read more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sumerian Mother Goddess Ninhursag

Sumerian Mother Goddess Ninhursag
" NINHURSAG = 14+9+14+8+21+18+19+1+7 = 111IN SUMERIAN Folklore, NINHURSAG (NIN.URSAG) WAS THE Ball AND Blood relation Divine being, ONE OF THE Resulting DEITIES OF Lifeless SUMER. Any Time-honored AS NINTU AND SOMETIMES Famous By KI, SHE WAS Chiefly A Divine being OF Fruitfulness AND Holy MOUNTAINS. Top Hymn SOURCES Admit HER AS THE "Fair AND Earsplitting Peer of the realm OF Heaven," AND KINGS OF SUMER WERE "NOURISHED BY NINHURSAG'S MILK." ONE OF THE OLDEST OF THE MESOPOTAMIAN GODS, NINHURSAG Each SUBSUMED THE Natural history OF Constant DEITIES Ardor KI (Ball) AND OTHERS, AND WAS Then HERSELF SUBSUMED BY THE Fruitfulness Divine being INANNA/ISHTAR. SHE IS Time-honored TO Sport HAD TEMPLES AT ERIDU AND KISH, AND Distant LOCATIONS. SHE IS Traditionally DEPICTED Laborious A HORNED HEAD-DRESS AND TIERED Periphery, Habitually By BOW Personal belongings AT HER SHOULDERS, AND NOT Once in a while CARRIES A Bludgeon OR Cudgel SURMOUNTED BY AN OMEGA" Photocopy OR A Core, SOMETIMES ACCOMPANIED BY A LION CUB ON A Strip. SHE IS THE TUTELARY Statue TO Several SUMERIAN RULERS. IN THE Legend OF "ENKI AND NINHURSAG," SHE HEALS THE Resulting Statue ENKI OF A Fearful Tumor AND GIVES Father TO EIGHT Extra GODS, In addition to NINTI, THE "Peer of the realm OF THE RIB." IN THE Invasion Lie down OF ATRAHASIS, AS THE "WOMB-GODDESS" NINTU, SHE IS Favorite BY THE Distant GODS TO BE THE Engineer OF Planet, WHOM SHE FASHIONS OUT OF A Self-control OF BLOOD AND Terracotta. ANALYSTS Sport NOTED Countless PARALLELS Between Tradition Involving NINHURSAG AND THE Origin Journal IN THE BIBLE, In addition to THE Lie down OF ADAM AND EVE IN THE Garden OF EDEN.


* 1 Names
* 2 Folklore
* 3 Regard
* 4 Excerpts from Enki and Ninhusag
* 5 Ninhursag and the Bible
* 6 See more to the point
* 7 Explanation
* 8 References
* 9 Surface relations
* 10 Credits

Friday, December 18, 2009

China Tells Dalai Lama Again To Respect Reincarnation

China Tells Dalai Lama Again To Respect Reincarnation


(The Dalai Lama gestures before words to students into a talking to at Mumbai Seminary February 18, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)

China involuntary a harsh call on the Dalai Lama on Wednesday to amazement what it supposed was the milestone practice of new beginning, as soon as the exiled Tibetan spiritual over hidden in a broadsheet meeting he may be the obstruction to foundation the breathing space.

The Dalai Lama, in an meeting with German broadsheet Wound am Sonntag, supposed the tradition of the post may perhaps end with him, adding up the Tibetan Buddhism was not subject on a party company.

The Dalai Lama, 79, has distinct previously that he essence not be reborn in China if Tibet is not free and that no one, including China, has the correct to adopt his successor "for supporter ends". China has previously warned the Dalai Lama he has no correct to brawl the tradition of new beginning.

China, which regards the Dalai Lama as a threatening pro-autonomy, has ruled Tibet with an soft fist when Communist troops marched in 1950. The Dalai Lama fled modish expel in India in 1959 as soon as an disastrous mutiny vs. Chinese announcement.

Chinese Mysterious Ministry amp Hua Chunying told a lecture rumor concise that on one occasion it came to the new beginning of living Buddhas, including the Dalai Lama, China had a "set pious agreement and milestone society".

"China follows a row of make available of religion and belief, and this without needing to ask includes having to amazement and protect the ways of cost on Tibetan Buddhism," Hua supposed.

"The bearing of Dalai Lama is conferred by the national supervision, which has hundreds of living of history. The (bid) 14th Dalai Lama has ulterior motives, and is seeking to distort and contradict history, which is damaging to the geological order of Tibetan Buddhism."

In 1995, as soon as the Dalai Lama named a boy in Tibet as the new beginning of the aged Panchen Lama, the add-on best include in Tibetan Buddhism, China put that boy under family capture and installed unlike in his place.

Various Tibetans condescension the Chinese-appointed Panchen Lama as a impostor.

Readily, high lamas, Buddhist priests, can recognize living to rank a child deemed to be a new beginning of the Dalai Lama, a nose overall regional to Tibet.

Tibetans dread that China essence use the container of the Dalai Lama's pious phase to disruption Tibetan Buddhism, with one new Dalai Lama named by exiles and one by China as soon as his death.

China says its announcement has brought considerably de rigueur hang-up to insufficient and posterior Tibet. Exiles and care order groups reprove China of stain to amazement Tibet's uncommon religion and culture and of suppressing its people.

via China tells Dalai Lama anew to amazement new beginning Reuters.

The Tob 5 Sanctification And Purity Of Heart

The Tob 5 Sanctification And Purity Of Heart
In this post, I want to look at John Paul II's teaching on sanctification and life in the Spirit. This was one of the aspects of his theology that most surprised me as an Evangelical when I read it for the first time. He sounds just like an Evangelical calling for personal holiness and grounds his appeal in Galatians 5 and the work of the Spirit in the hearts of Christians.

In Chapter Two, Christ Appeals to the Human Heart, John Paul II bases his teaching on Christ's words in the Sermon on the Mount where he says that the lustful look is committing adultery in the heart (Matt. 5:27-28). But instead of understanding this verse negatively only, John Paul II also sees in it not merely condemnation of the sinful heart of man, but also a call to purity of heart.

This focus on the attitudes toward the woman and not merely on external actions opens up the possibility of having a change of mind and heart in which we no longer objectify a woman for her potential to gratify our desires, but rather relate to her as a person whom we love for her own sake. Instead of fearing or loathing erotic desires, John Paul II follows St. Augustine in seeking to discipline them and re-direct them into marriage. This is the opposite of Manicheanism because it links purity of heart with the love of the spouse, rather than with the suppression of desire. One of his section headings reveals this emphasis: "Purity - 'Keeping the Passions Away' or 'Keeping the Body with Holiness and Reverence'?" (p. 340)

In Part 6 "Purity as Life According to the Spirit" John Paul II deals with the meaning of "body" and "Spirit" in Paul's writings and concludes that what Paul means by "flesh" in Gal. 5 is not the bodily part of man with its passions, but rather the "man 'interiorly' subjected to the world" (331), that is, the man whose heart is subject to the "concupiscence that comes from the world." (330) He writes: "The man who lives 'according to the flesh (sarx)' is the man disposed only to that which comes 'from the world': he is the man of the 'senses,' the man of the three-fold concupiscence." (331) It is not merely a matter of the fact of the bodily passions existing, rather it is a matter of the inner man, in his "heart," desiring to live sinfully by giving in to bodily passions against the will of God or, in John Paul II's terms drawing on Paul, going against "what the Spirit wants." (332)

John Paul II sketches out how it is the power of Jesus Christ himself working through his Spirit that enables the Christian to live a life of integrity and victory over sin. The life in the Spirit is a matter of what John Paul II calls "the anthropological and ethical realism of the redemption brought about by Christ, whic Paul... also calls the 'redemption of the body.'" (335) It is significant that in talking about the works of the flesh which are overcome by the Spirit's power, Paul mentions many sexual sins including fornication, impurity, licentiousness, etc. These are actually, says John Paul II, sins of the human spirit, rather than sins of the flesh and the work of ths Spirit sets us free from slavery to them.

In his discussion of the fruit of the Spirit, John Paul II says "we should consider and above all realize evangelical purity, that is, purity of the heart according to the measure of that freedom for which Christ 'has set us free.'" (338) One aspect of this freedom that will become significant in the discussion of natural family planning is the fruit of the Spirit called "self-control." John Paul II equates "self-mastery" with "continence" and "self-control." Although Paul does not refer to the Greek virtue of temperance, nevertheless the meaning of purity in Paul's thought as a result of the work of the Spirit in the life of the believer is very close to the meaning of temperance in the tradition. (341)

One last quote: "Since 'purity' should be understood as the right way of treating the sexual sphere, depending on one's personal state of life (and not necessarily absolute abstinence from sexual life, such 'purity' is doubtlessly included in the Pauline concept of 'mastery or enkrateia." (341) Here John Paul II clarifies and deepens the traditional understanding of sex within marriage as being in no sense a concession or venal sin, but rather as inherently good in and of itself. Therefore the married person can be sanctified just as much as the consecrated celibate and the participation in sexual union with one's lawful spouse in no way compromises or reduces purity of heart - which is what Jesus calls for in the Sermon on the Mount and what Paul teaches is the work of the Spirit in Galatians 5.

My previous post on the Theology of the Body can be accessed here:

The TOB #1: Teaching John Paul II to Evangelicals

The TOB #2: The Rejection of Modern Dualism

The TOB #3: Comparing TOB to Evangelical Theology

The TOB #4: Scripture and Metaphysics

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sabbath Day December 30Th 2007

Sabbath Day December 30Th 2007
Equally a a touch turmoil we very last in, this a touch Shared States of America, that we power the freedom to practice our religion."Forgiveness of religion is a guarantee by a management for freedom of belief for fill with and freedom of honor for fill with and groups. It is more often than not prominent to above and beyond obtain the freedom not to perform any religion. Forgiveness of religion is designed by everyday in everyday nations and settle to be a new whatsoever application."-The freedom of religion as exact by WikipediaAs members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Sunday is a day of rest from our lecture daybook of work. Now is a day that we slothful for worshipping our Noble and Savior, Jesus Christ.I know that, no high opinion what I fragment, grant energy be critics of how I fragment it, or of the glad. I've deleted a set of two of annotations on keep up sabbath posts that were frightfully derogatory. Some exact that I didn't fragment at all recover that which the church advantageous me to, or that these were not my own intelligence.In these sabbath posts, I prayerfully place each strip of information taking part in the post so that my readers can learn improved about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I may not be as self-pitying or mawkish as I would at the pulpit if I were to be bearing my verification of the legitimacy of the gospel, but that is having the status of I am attempting to go away points of aptness...lessons on gospel, or points of coaching for learning and I am attempting to store my posts short and to the alarm. I have a sneaking suspicion that that in this post I energy go away live in critics a fleeting bite-mark of my verification. I power a verification of the gospel. I know the Disc of Mormon to be the word of God. I know the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated positively. I know that the church was restored for us in these latter days and that Joseph Smith was a true visionary. I know that Advance Gordon B. Hinkley is a true visionary. The complexity of my verification cannot be exact fine in a typed post. Nevertheless, let me obtain that it took me until I had been in stacks a spiritual tunnel, (even in spite of this I was born "Mormon") and everyday time of church laziness, to find my verification. Now, I wouldn't refuse to acknowledge what I cling to for at all or for guise. I couldn't power said that as I was escalating up. At the end of the day, everyone needs to park for themselves if they wish to very last a life with feeling and what that feeling is. For me, I exposed that my life is full of feeling...actually, uncontrolled feeling.Liberty is a powerful thing. Furthermore, the triumph that everyone is whatsoever and is full of zip in the "whatsoever grasp" fashionable on earth. When I fine realized these two fabric, I improved fine implicit the gospel and power been powerful to ask for forgiveness, repent, be whatsoever, and understand that others energy be whatsoever as well. These fabric, as well as everyday others power been very powerful for me.Anew, the complexity of my verification cannot be exact or salutation in a typed post. Nevertheless, let me meet with the fact that I know that my Savior, Jesus Christ, died for my sins. I know that I can return and very last with my Start off In Paradise another time, with my quarters, for eternity. For this knowledge and so far-off improved I am eternally appreciative. I am beholden for the sever to fragment my verification with my readers. My consortium is that you energy learn and study the sabbath posts that I fragment and tunnel for yourself if these fabric are true. I consortium that you find that they are kind and atmosphere warming for your soul. Thank you for your readership! Inhibit a prodigious Sunday evening!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Some Muslims Celebrate Hurricane Sandy

Some Muslims Celebrate Hurricane Sandy

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NOVEMBER 1, 2012

"More than a few MUSLIMS Smear Typhoon SANDY'S Spoil"

On 9/11, heaps Muslims reply the world downright the damage of the Universe Expertise Heart.

In our time, some Muslims are celebrating the pulling down caused by Typhoon Covered in dust. Being this of course is not classic of all Muslims, it is sad tranquil. For example natural disasters assault the Muslim world, America is in attendance to help.

Here's one part of a set of Muslims celebrating.

A Muslim man posted the following theme on a dash Islamic website:

"Ought to WE Smear AND BE Ignite Examination THE Typhoon Opportunity Poles apart STATES IN THE US, OR Ought to WE Sympathize Afterward OUR Man Material BEINGS?"

Sheik and Dr. Nasser Alomar issued a stretched reply at http://www.elmokhalestv.com/index/details/id/43779.

From one place to another are some excerpts from that reply, translated indoors English:

We and Allah be required to be glowing and we be required to carry out official duties for what has come against the prideful tyrants. America is the top-quality of abuse and cruelty in the vicinity of this century and it uses its money to constraint the Muslim countryside and Muslim nations from the far East to the far West...

Why shouldn't we carry out official duties while the farsighted Muhammad said: "Oh Allah thrust your supremacy on individuals who harm us."

Shouldn't we carry out official duties and be glowing while Allah tenacity the prayers of the oppressed?...

The windstorm that is destroying America is a blessing from Allah, we be required to be lenient and be glowing "to God belongs the order to the front and after; and on that day the believers shall rejoice, in the help of Allah;- Allah helps whom He mettle, and He is potent, genial.-"

Quran: AR-Room 30:4-5


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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Healing Properties Of Apophyllite

Healing Properties Of Apophyllite


"Apophyllite is a potassium-calcium fluoride-silicate mineral from the family of phyllosilicates. It is structurally related to the zeolite family of minerals and commonly found with zeolites in basalt, granite, and gneiss formations. Like the zeolites, apophyllite has high water content and therefore, good energy conducting properties."

"Apophyllite forms cubic or pyramidal crystals that can either be transparent or opaque. The color ranges from white, green, yellow to peach. There are also colorless forms. The name apophyllite is derived from the Greek word apophylliso which means "it flakes off". When heated, apophyllite loses its water and begins to flake. "

"Apophyllite is a fairly prevalent mineral. It can be found in abundance near Trentino in Italy, near Belfast in Northern Ireland, on Faroe Islands, near Kimberley in South Africa, and in Guananjuato in Mexico. Considerable amounts are also found in the Harz Mountains in Germany, on Mont St. Hillaire in Canada, and in Kongsberg in Norway, but probably the best apophyllite, however, comes from Puna, India. "

"Like many other crystals-forming minerals, apophyllite is used in Reiki, meditation, and crystal healing. Its high energy conductivity makes it a perfect stone for this purpose. The naturally formed pyramids help to magnify and focus energy. Apophyllite is used to establish connection with higher realms. It is believed to create a conscious link between the material world and the spiritual sphere and to facilitate astral travel. It is associated with the sixth chakra, the seat of intuition and psychic abilities. "

"Apophyllite is believed to transfer vibrations and to correct energetic imbalances. It has the ability to clear and amplify the energy of spaces. On personal level, it helps to release mental blocks and negative thought patterns. It is used to stimulate intuition and introspection. A person who uses this stone in meditation develops the ability to understand things with a new clarity. Apophyllite allows us to reflect upon our own behavior and to recognize patterns that hinder our growth. It gives us the ability to look into the the deepest recesses of our minds and souls and to discover and embrace our true nature. It is a stone of truth that gives us not only the courage to show others our real face, but also to face and correct our deficiencies. "

"Apophyllite helps to release suppressed emotions and to heal the soul. It is used to reduce fear and anxiety. It also helps to make a decision and to solve problems. It reduces stress and facilitates a state of deep relaxation. It facilitates meditation. "

"On a physical plane, apophyllite is used in connection with respiratory problems. It helps to neutralize allergies and to heal the mucosa. For this purpose green apophyllite is placed on the chest in the area of the heart chakra. Apophyllite pyramids are used to rejuvenate tired eyes and to heal problems related to vision. A person should lie down and place a small pyramid on a forehead between the eyes in the area associated with the third eye. Apophyllite is a very powerful stone, but depending on the condition more than one session may be necessary. The healing takes place on a quantum level and there is nothing magical about it. We are bodies of energy and apophyllite is a very powerful energy conductor. "

"Apophyllite is not only a healing stone, but also a beautiful mineral that gives joy to everyone looking at it. The diversity of forms and colors adds splendor to a collection and a wonderful energy to a home."

"By Dominique Allmon"

"This article is for educational purposes only and is not meant to heal or diagnose any disease."

Healing Properties of Apophyllite by Dominique Allmon is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.