"Niesamowita praca tworzona przez 10 miesiﾄcy"
"Niesamowita praca tworzona przez 10 miesiﾄcy"
10 Sages With 10 Inspiring Messages
Throughout the ages there have been a few notable luminaries of humanity that have experienced a transformational harmonization initiated by the vectors of human becoming: love, beauty, and truth. We can look up to these sages for inspiration that cultivates courage, will, and determination to experience an inner transformation as well. Although there are quite a few individuals that we can look to for sage-like guidance, 10 will be focused on here, each with a message they streamed into the global mind in their own unique way. Let these words spark a shift within that will change the very way to see Reality.
IS THERE ANYBODY THERE?
Judy holding a crucifix
Communing with the dead - proof or spoof?
The world of the paranormal remains an intriguing mystery, or indeed, a bit of nonsense, to most. But for some, communing with the spirit world is all in a day's work.
Inside Out delves into the world and work of the medium.
Communing with the dead and exorcising evil spirits may seem like the plot from many a cinematic horror, but it is in fact the day job of medium Patricia Putt.
But for each believer who insists a medium has conversed with a lost loved-one, or exorcised an evil presence from their home, there is an ardent sceptic clamouring "where's the proof?"
Can a medium really make contact with the dead or is it all just a bunch of hocus-pocus?
milan-based collective carnovsky (francesco rugi and silvia quintanilla) presents 'RGB',
an exhibition which showcases a series of wallpapers that mutate and interact with different chromatic stimulus.
the wall coverings consist of three different patterns (in red, yellow and blue respectively) that when overlapped,
result in a disorientation of images. when colors and patterns mix up, the lines and shapes entwine becoming oneiric
and not completely clear. through a filter (a colored light or transparent material) it is possible to see clearly the layers
in which the image is composed. each one of the red, green and blue (RGB) filters serve to reveal just one of the
three patterns, hiding the other two.
Inspired by a recent trip to Kyoto, Japan, San Francisco based painter Ferris Plock decided to cleverly mashup samurais and skateboarders in his new series, Rest for the Wicked. This new collection embodies the artist's trademark character-based works along with a Ukiyo-e inspired sensibility. Ukiyo-e, or Japanese woodblock prints, is one of the most universally known of all Japanese arts. Produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries, ukiyo-e translates to "floating world" in English and often featured images of a world of transient pleasures and freedom, like in theatre, pleasure quarters and travel.
Fock used a variety of media such as acrylic, gouache, gold leaf, and spray paint on wood panel to create his art. You can listen to him describe this new set, here, or see the paintings now till September 4, 2010 in San Francisco at The Shooting Gallery.
The Art of Making Realistic Diorama by Adam Makarenko
Diorama is a three-dimensional model, usually miniature version, and mainly made by hobbyists with the purpose of showing in museums, galleries etc.
Adam Makarenko is one of such hobbyists who tries to reconstruct scenes from the nature and trying to make them as realistic as possible.
After all of the sculpting job is finished he finally has to choose a proper angle and distance and to take a photo of it diorama.
When you watch the photo, you probably won't notice that the things shown on the photo aren't actually real and that tells allot about how his dioramas are realistic.
Since he spend his childhood in wilderness, he seems to show his love for the natural ambient in his dioramas, replicating the scenes from woods, parks etc.
Osho on Relationships and Living Partners
Question: Would you talk to us about our living partners -- our Wives, husbands and lovers. When should we persevere with a partner, and when Should we abandon a relationship as hopeless -- or even Destructive?
Osho : Relationship is one of the mysteries. And because it exists between two persons, it depends on both. Whenever two persons meet, a new world is created. Just by their meeting, a new phenomenon comes into existence -- which was not before, which never existed before. And through that new phenomenon, both persons are changed and transformed. Unrelated, you are one thing; related, immediately you become something else. A new thing has happened. A woman when she becomes a lover is no longer the same woman.
A man when he becomes a father is no longer the same man. A child is born, but we miss one point completely; the moment the child is born, the mother is also born. This never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother never. And a mother is something absolutely new. Relationship is created by you, but then, in its turn, relationship creates you. Two persons meet, that means two worlds meet. It is not a simple thing but very complex, the most complex.
Each person is a world unto himself or herself, a complex mystery with a long past and an eternal future. In the beginning only peripheries meet. But if the relationship grows intimate, becomes closer, becomes deeper, then by and by centers start meeting. When centers meet, it is called love. When peripheries meet, it is acquaintance. You touch the person from the without, just from the boundary, then it is acquaintance. Many times you start calling your acquaintance your love. Then you are in a fallacy. Acquaintance is not love.
Love is very rare. To meet a person at his center is to pass through a revolution yourself, because if you want to meet a person at his center, you will have to allow that person to reach to your center also. You will have to become vulnerable, absolutely vulnerable, open. It is risky. To allow somebody to reach your center is risky, dangerous, because you never know what that person will do to you. And once all your secrets are known, once your hiddenness has become unhidden, once you are exposed completely, what that other person will do, you never know. The fear is there. That's why we never open.
The New Thought Movement
The New Thought movement 窶" not to be confused with New Age 窶" is more than a century old in its current form. It is practical, universal spirituality that promotes fullness of all aspects of living, through positive thinking, meditation, affirmative prayer, and other ways of realizing the presence of God. New Thought includes Unity, Religious Science, DivineUnity, Divine Science, Universal Foundation For Better Living, Seicho No Ei and other groups and individuals. A common saying in New Thought is
Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life.
op 5 Reasons Why Cast Iron Cookware Is So Green...
Cast iron is naturally non-stick. Properly seasoned (see below) nothing will stick to it. Cast iron eliminates the need for the costly, toxic chemicals used to create the non-stick surfaces in modern cookware.
Eco-easy clean up. All cast iron cookware requires for clean up is hot water and a stiff brush, so you avoid any harmful chemicals in detergent or solvents.
Cast iron can take the heat. It can withstand much hotter temperatures and will distribute the heat more evenly than traditional cookware. And since it holds heat well, you can use less energy to cook. Plus it窶s perfect for outdoor cooking. Just remember that cast iron gets hot. so use an oven mitt when handling a hot pan.
It窶s a great upcycling opportunity. Don窶t ever worry about buying a cast iron skillet or other cast iron cooking vessel窶"like a dutch oven窶"from a resale shop or garage sale. Even if it looks rusty and dirty, it can be cleaned and re-seasoned and continue on cooking, forever.
It窶s good for you. Cast iron cookware leaches small amounts of iron into food, so you get a little extra iron each time you use it. Almost anyone, especially women in their child bearing years, will benefit from this.
I have to agree with this, and have no fondness for the latest teflon varieties :
Young London-based designer Kacper Hamilton has created a set of seven wine glasses inspired by the seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath (above), envy and pride.
Alchemy was introduced into Europe at the time of the Crusades. The first alchemical texts were translated from Arabic into Latin. The alchemist's work was based on Aristotle's theory of earth, air, fire, and water. These four elements were related to the four humors: phlegm, blood, bile, and black bile. In a healthy human, the humors were balanced; illness resulted from a deficiency or surplus of one of the humors. Alchemy is not entirely the search for a stone that would turn lead into gold. Many alchemists used that search as a metaphor for the search for moral perfection, believing that what could be accomplished in nature could be accomplished in the heart and mind.
Alchemy was a mysterious and terrifying art to those unfamiliar with it. Alchemists used odd-shaped instruments and magical incantations, codified symbols and symbolic colours. Science was considered a challenge to the authority of the Church, as were many things not understood by everyone. Aristotle's books were banned.
Medieval Medicine and Healing Practices in Europe
When the Roman Empire fell in the fifth century, Europe fell into what became known as the early medieval period or the dark ages. Much of the knowledge gained by earlier civilisations was lost leaving medieval medicine and healing practices in Europe largely reliant on superstition and speculation.
During this time, Europe was run by local lords who ruled over small fiefdoms. With such small estates, infrastructures were basic so universities and public health systems were rare. Although a corpus of knowledge did grow over the period, traveling was dangerous so any knowledge that was learned tended to spread at a very slow rate.
The vast amount of war and social unrest also contributed to the slow progress of medicine, as did the influence of the church which forbade human dissection, encouraged people to look to prayer for their healing and agreed blindly with much of what was said in the writings of Galen, a second century Roman doctor. That said, it was largely on the battlefield that butcher-surgeons learned their trade, it was the Church that first brought about hospitals to care for the sick and dying and Galen窶s teachings were exceptional for their time, though not always accurate.
By the later middle ages (which began around the middle of the eleventh century), kingdoms had grown and ruling elites had begun to regain a great deal of the luxuries and refined lifestyles that make up higher civilisation. Universities and schools began to appear and travel became a lot safer making the sharing of knowledge between territories easier, though still very limited.
Beliefs About Medicine and Healing in the Later Medieval Period
The Four Humours - One of the prevailing theories about disease in medieval medicine was that of the four humours. The idea was that the body had four bodily fluids, yellow bile, black bile, blood and phlegm, and these were used to analyse the state of a person窶s health. The belief was that an imbalance in these bodily fluids was the cause of many health problems so treatment was often geared towards addressing this. This could be done in various ways including by inducing vomiting or bleeding a patient by applying leeches to the skin; neither of which had too much success.
Disease and Smell - Another belief that was prevalent was that disease was carried by smell, so avoiding anything with a bad smell such as rotting flesh was seen as prudent. To protect themselves in times of epidemics, medieval doctors often carried with them something with a nice smell such as posies, believing it would counteract the bad smell and prevent them from catching the disease themselves.
Astrology - Astrology and the stars also played a part in healing practices, for example during the first plague epidemic (1348 窶" 1350), the Pope窶s doctor Guy de Chauliac believed it to be caused by a conjunction of Saturn, Mars and Jupiter. (However he also correctly deduced that poor diet would make people more susceptible to disease).
Divine Intervention - Despite the appearance of a few universities in Europe, most of the learning that was happening was in the monasteries. The monks believed in the need for divine intervention for healing the sick as they tended to see it as a punishment from God or even demonic possession. During the middle ages, people were extremely superstitious and most would follow the authority of the Church without question so many relied solely on faith and prayer to cure themselves and their loved ones.
Hospitals - Hospitals began to appear in the monasteries to help the sick and dying. The earliest was in the monastery of St Gall, built in 820 and known to be able to hold six people and to have its own garden for growing herbal medicine. The idea grew over time and by the twelfth century, many larger hospitals were being built across Europe, mostly by Church institutions.
Race against the tide: Bravery of young mother who stayed by her horse's side for THREE HOURS after getting trapped in mud 'like quicksand'
Floral Still Life Photography
Bas Meeuws (1974) is a passionate photographer who has given a new twist to the traditional Dutch still life with flowers. Meeuws does not paint his flowers with a brush and oil paints, as his famous predecessors from the 17th century did. His images come from a digital reflex camera. Painstakingly and with great ingenuity Meeuws processes his pictures of flowers until he has created exactly the right image. The result is a series of unique and layered works of art.
Meeuws窶 floral still lifes clearly draw inspiration from those created by the great 17th century Dutch masters. You will see the same lush splendour of flowers, the same subtle compositions set against a black or dark grey background. What you will not see is that Meeuws窶 treatment also bears a significant resemblance to those used by the floral painters. The groundwork for Meeuws窶 monumental pieces is formed by digital photographs of individual flowers, all taken with the same lighting. This digital library of flowers is the modern equivalent of, for instance, the 17th century tulip books. In the 17th century, flowers were so vastly expensive that a painted bouquet was cheaper than a vase filled with real flowers. Painters were equally unable to afford such vases full, and instead, painted flowers from their catalogues. In terms of their precision and time-consuming nature, Meeuws窶 pieces can be compared to those of the old masters. Once he has composed a still life from different flowers in his digital library, he still has to remove the tiny black lines that remain visible along the contours of the flowers. Meeuws removes them all by performing a painstaking clean-up. In all, creating a complicated still life will take 40 to 60 hours.
And like the 17th century floral still lifes, Meeuws窶 photographs are wonderful and rich images in themselves, but the viewer窶s appreciation of the work will only increase once he knows more about the backgrounds of the genre. It is not just practical considerations that have moved Meeuws and his predecessors to compose their work out of tulip books or from a digital library. This method also allows the artist the freedom to arrange bouquets that you would not normally see in real life. Flowers from different corners of the world, and that bloom in different seasons, are brought together, symbolising the abundance of Paradise. We witness a unity that cannot be found on earth, but all the more in the Garden of Eden. These works of art further reinforce the contrast between living, real nature and such heavenly, constructed images. For the viewer they form a reminder of the transitory nature of life on earth. Tulips in themselves blossom only for such a short period of time that they were the flower of choice for the 17th century masters to represent impending death. The insects, which can often be found in their work, also refer to mortality. Insect damage affects the flowers. Only thanks to these artists the flowers have been frozen at the very peak of their splendour. Their work surpasses the eternal cycle of life and death, offering beauty and comfort.
What We Research
Perimeter Institute is a major centre for theoretical physics research, attracting a diverse community of resident and visiting scientists from around the world. They cluster in Waterloo, Ontario, to forge new, mind-bending ideas about the ultimate nature of our universe, from space and time to matter and forces. Driven by curiosity, their mission is to unlock nature's most profound secrets hidden deep inside the atom and far across the universe.
Researchers at PI build on the two great revolutionary advances of 20th century physics - the relativity and quantum theories:
Einstein discovered that space and time are not separate entities, but are different aspects of a single geometrical entity called spacetime, which dynamically twists and warps as it dances with matter and energy. This dance, called gravity, governs the behaviour of the universe on large scales, from the solar system and galaxies to the entire cosmos as a whole.
The fathers of quantum theory, on the other hand, such as Bohr, Heisenberg, and Schrﾃﾂｶdinger, discovered strange new laws that were eventually seen to govern the behaviour of all matter and forces on very small scales - the atomic and subatomic worlds, with the exception of gravity, whose quantum nature continues to elude physicists.
Both are profoundly powerful theories which not only explain, with extraordinary accuracy, many previously puzzling aspects of the universe, but have also successfully predicted a wealth of completely unexpected new phenomena, from black holes and gravitational waves to lasers and quantum teleportation.
However, after decades of experience with these two theories, it is now widely recognized that they mark only the beginning. One of the greatest challenges for 21st century theoretical physicists, and the core of research at PI, is to find a single, deeper theory that unifies these two pillars of our understanding of the universe.
Theoretical physicists today still use a core technology that was developed in the 18th century out of the calculus pioneered by Isaac Newton and Gottfried von Leibniz.
Isaac Newton derived his three Laws of Motion through close, almost obsessive observation and experimentation, as well as mathematical reasoning. The relationship he discovered between force and acceleration, which he expressed in his own arcane notation of fluxions, has had the most impact on the world in the differential notation used by his professional rival, Wilhelm von Leibniz, as the familiar differential equation from freshman physics:
You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give
Wicca is not dark and something to fear. In some cases, witches are put into the same category as Satanists, heathens, and bad people. There is so much that is misunderstood. In fact, Wicca is a very harmonious, peaceful and overall a balanced way of thinking and living a quiet life in co-existance and respect to all other which exists.
"Another view of Lizard Gully by Ivy Izzard"
Goodbye my love goodbye --Demis Roussos