Wednesday, August 20, 2014
happy b day pictures Shanna
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"I have been working for 12 years on the Wolverine character and while the franchise will go well beyond me, it really has been the backbone of my career."
Miss Congeniality or REMI as we call her here at The Humane Society of Utah is patiently waiting for her forever family. She has a wonderful personality and will have you laughing at her silly shenanigans within minutes of meeting her. Remi came all the from another shelter in Elko NV for a second chance at finding a home so we don't know much about her. We can tell you Remi is a one year old Lab mix who gets along well with other dogs and LOVES people. She would love an active family and benefit from continued training. If you lead an active lifestyle, can spend time playing fetch and going for walks please come meet Remi today! LIKE, SHARE or best of all ADOPT! Need to know how? Glad you asked, head over to utahhumane.org to find out how!
Spiritual and Magical Philosophies – The Resurgence of Magic, a Prediction
Book excerpt: Liber Null and Psychonaut, P. Carroll
“After some centuries of neglect, advanced minds are turning their attention to magic once more.
It used to be said that magic was what we had before science was properly organized. It now seems that magic is where science is actually heading.
Enlightened anthropology has grudgingly admitted that beneath all the ritual and mumbo-jumbo of so-called primitive cultures there exists a very real and awesome power that cannot be explained away.
Higher psychics now suggest that the universe runs on something more akin to sorcery than clockwork.
The magic art itself is undergoing a profound renaissance.
In this new aeon, the thrust of magical endeavour is toward making the actual experimental techniques work regardless of their religious or symbolic associations.
The techniques of magic will be the hyper-sciences of the future.
The origin of these arts lie not in the medieval or even pagan civilizations, but are to be found in its most developed form in Shamanistic cultures.
Before history began, humanity knew a strange and terrible power which gradually slipped from its grasp.
It now stands on the brink of its rediscovery.”
Source: Liber Null & Psychonaut, an Introduction to Chaos Magic, Peter J. Carroll; Weiser Books (1987)
Image: Shaman, anotherwanderer
BIG NEWS! The episode of DRUNK HISTORY that I filmed back in January airs TONIGHT at 10 pm EDT on Comedy Central!
'"On the day the tax incentives were recommended, the Answers in Genesis website had a help-wanted advertisement," Phelps notes.
The job description included this statement: "Our work at Ark Encounter is not just a job, it is also a ministry. Our employees work together as a team to serve each other to produce the best solutions for our design requirements. Our purpose through the Ark Encounter is to serve and glorify the Lord with our God-given talents with the goal of edifying believers and evangelizing the lost."
All job postings at Answers in Genesis include this statement: "All job applicants for the non-profit ministry of AiG/Creation Museum need to supply a written statement of their testimony, a statement of what they believe regarding creation, and a statement that they have read and can support the AiG Statement of Faith."
The AiG Statement of Faith claims "it is imperative that all persons employed by the ministry in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, should abide by and agree to our Statement of Faith, to include the statement on marriage and sexuality, and conduct themselves accordingly."
It also requires all employees to believe and support "the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ as Sovereign, Creator, Redeemer, and Judge," and the "66 books of the Bible are the written Word of God. The Bible is divinely inspired and inerrant throughout. Its assertions are factually true in all the original autographs. It is the supreme authority in everything it teaches. Its authority is not limited to spiritual, religious, or redemptive themes but includes its assertions in such fields as history and science."
"The only legitimate marriage sanctioned by God is the joining of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other, and has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. Any form of sexual immorality, such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography, or any attempt to change one’s gender, or disagreement with one’s biological gender, is sinful and offensive to God."
In other words, LGBT people and most Christians need not apply.'
A favorite herbal medicine of the ancients, peppermint leaves have been found in Egyptian pyramids dating back to 1,000 BC. Modern scientific investigations have now confirmed that this remarkable plant has over a dozen healing properties. By Contributing Writer Sayer Ji http://bit.ly/104TJD1
In the wake of Michael Brown's death, how can we teach students to become the voices of change?#togetherwecanchange
As we are transcending into a new paradigm, we are conscious that all things in the universe are inter-connected, and so many of us are seeking to understand how the planetary bodies surrounding us and their alignments are effecting us. In this article I would like to share some thoughts on understanding your sun and moon signs. By Contributing Writer Simon Vorsterhttp://bit.ly/1tgK7mK
It's #VolosVednesday! Bet you didn't know Volos the Dragon is a big fan of selfies like this one. He is not, however, a fan of duckface, because that would be stupid. If you want to put up pictures you took of Volos, add them into the comments below!
Florence & I are on our way to Atlanta for an extended weekend of activities including COG's Merry Meet. Attend if you can or join us in spirit!
I am usually a very nice person
When Im not nice
my heritage leaks through
and then I'm not responsible for the ways of the ancestors
When Im not nice
my heritage leaks through
and then I'm not responsible for the ways of the ancestors
~ The Steps of the Path
One thing is for certain, death of the physical body is inevitably for everyone. When we experience death of the body we go through a liberation process as the consciousness escapes this temporal physical world creating increasing degrees of heightened bliss from the freedom of the body boundary. When physical death occurs it brings us to such a level of pleasure that, just like sex, at some point we are typically unable to contain the ecstasy and we end up falling into a totally unconscious state (like the momentary orgasm, called the 'Breaking' or 'Shattering' in Kabbalah)
Because most of us are unable to maintain conscious awareness during the state of death (the conscious liberation from the physical body) we fall into unconsciousness and tumble back down through the birth canal into another (infant) body here in this world - And on and on we go through countless incarnations.
Our ancients understood this process very well and knew of ways to beat the incarnation cycle through self-regulated practices which enhanced the conscious awareness causing a lightening quick evolution of the soul to avoid the perils and suffering of this temporal world.
The secret methods of bardo, dream (astral) and waking (meditation) practice were used to achieve higher states of conscious awareness for three reasons; 1) to increase conscious clarity in waking life here in this 3D reality, 2) to increase conscious clarity in the dream state (the astral worlds) and 3) to increase conscious clarity in the death state (bardo) to escape the need to return here in subsequent births.
We start with physical practices like hatha yoga to make the body healthy and pliable, then move to pranayama to enhance and clear the bodies energy channels, then we practice devotion to increase the power of the heart (intention), then we start practice dharana to strengthen single pointed focus/concentration (will) and finally we begin the stages of waking, dream and bardo yoga practices the final practices.
Each of these final practices, waking, dream and bardo, utilize the process of heat or fire, called Agni in yoga, Tummo in Buddism, cooking in Alchemy, etc. Once psychic heat can be generated in the body through steady practice, then we can magnify and direct this heat to help remove long-held barriers (lower, middle and upper), to ignite kundalini energy and revitalize the psychic centers themselves (chakras).
Eventually, we use the heat to open up the central column and dissolve the 5 elements so we can experience the 'three Lights'. This final practice is the process by which we cultivate ultimate bliss, joy and conscious clarity in each of the three states; waking, dream and bardo (death) and from here master this world in preparation to move on to the next.
To any one in pain or needs help please share. Remember there is always someone who can use a blessings to help and heal. It can be emotional, physical , mental, financial or just having a shitty day. Blessed Be to all tonight may you find comfort knowing it may or may not be better the next day . But it is another day the possibilities will be positive
Adapted from the coffin of Sennedjem, a 19th Dynasty 'Servant in the Place of Truth' (tomb workers' village at Deir-el-Medina). The upper part of Iri-en-djety's inner coffin would've resembled this.
Anthropoid coffin of Teti, 'Servant of the Great Place' (the village of tomb workers at Deir-el-Medina). 18th Dynasty (1339 B.C. - 1307 B.C). Iri-en-djety's inner coffin was very similar to this.
My reconstruction of one side of Iri-en-djety's sarcophagus. All these Egyptian gods are funerary deities. The same gods were on his coffin.
Detail of a lid from another sarcophagus. Note the protective Horus-falcon/hawk.
Learn that everything in life worth anything is slow!
"We're hurrying through our lives, instead of actually living them. We're living the fast life, instead of the good life."
What does a "good life" mean to you?