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How to do a banishing ritual silently? : occult. Uni/the_fourth_way - occult. Mnemonics and memory improvement / Build Your Memory. How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys. Every September, largely unbeknownst to the rest of the company, a group of around 50 Lego employees descends upon Spain’s Mediterranean coast, armed with sunblock, huge bins of Lego bricks, and a decade’s worth of research into the ways children play.

How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys

The group, which is called the Future Lab, is the Danish toy giant’s secretive and highly ambitious R&D team, charged with inventing entirely new, technologically enhanced "play experiences" for kids all over the world. Gumroad. The Origin of the Knights Templar – Descendants of Jewish Elders? Secrets of the Knights Templar: The Knights of John the Baptist. Soon after the Knights Templar founded their order in the Holy Land in 1118 AD they assimilated into a very ancient gnostic tradition and lineage known as the Johannite Church, which had been founded by St.

Secrets of the Knights Templar: The Knights of John the Baptist

John the Baptist more than a thousand years previously. The ruling patriarch of this ancient tradition when the Templar Order first formed was Theoclete. The Johannites and St. John the Baptist. Friedrich Nietzsche on Why a Fulfilling Life Requires Embracing Rather than Running from Difficulty. By Maria Popova German philosopher, poet, composer, and writer Friedrich Nietzsche (October 15, 1844–August 25, 1900) is among humanity’s most enduring, influential, and oft-cited minds — and he seemed remarkably confident that he would end up that way.

Friedrich Nietzsche on Why a Fulfilling Life Requires Embracing Rather than Running from Difficulty

Albert Camus on Happiness, Unhappiness, and Our Self-Imposed Prisons. “For the first time in history,” Bertrand Russell asserted in reflecting on the impact of the Industrial Revolution, “it is now possible … to create a world where everybody shall have a reasonable chance of happiness.”

Albert Camus on Happiness, Unhappiness, and Our Self-Imposed Prisons

Indeed, we’ve pounced on that chance with overzealous want: Ours is a culture so consumed with the relentless pursuit of happiness, its secrets and its science, that it layers over the already uncomfortable state of unhappiness a stigma of humiliation and shame. But unhappiness can have its own dignity and can tell us as much, if not more, about who we are than happiness. That’s precisely what French philosopher and Nobel laureate Albert Camus (November 7, 1913–January 4, 1960) considers in a portion of his private writings, collected in Notebooks 1951–1959 (public library).

[Oscar Wilde] wanted to place art above all else. A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus on Our Search for Meaning and Why Happiness Is Our Moral Obligation. “To decide whether life is worth living is to answer the fundamental question of philosophy,” Albert Camus wrote in his 119-page philosophical essay The Myth of Sisyphus in 1942.

A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus on Our Search for Meaning and Why Happiness Is Our Moral Obligation

“Everything else … is child’s play; we must first of all answer the question.” Brave Genius: How the Unlikely Friendship of Scientist Jacques Monod and Philosopher Albert Camus Shaped Modern Culture. What makes a good life, a meaningful life, a life of purpose?

Brave Genius: How the Unlikely Friendship of Scientist Jacques Monod and Philosopher Albert Camus Shaped Modern Culture

And how can one live it amidst pain and destruction; how can the human spirit soar in the face of crushing adversity? The meaning of life resides in the answers to these questions, which countless luminaries have been asking since the dawn of recorded time, and which an unlikely duo of Nobel-laureate friends — revered writer, journalist and philosopher Albert Camus and pioneering biologist Jacques Monod — set out to answer during one of the darkest periods of human history, the peak of World War II.

In Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize (public library), molecular biology and genetics professor Sean B. How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing” What does love mean, exactly?

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who has ever taken this wholehearted leap of faith knows that love remains a mystery — perhaps the mystery of the human experience. Learning to meet this mystery with the full realness of our being — to show up for it with absolute clarity of intention — is the dance of life. That’s what legendary Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh (b. October 11, 1926) explores in How to Love (public library) — a slim, simply worded collection of his immeasurably wise insights on the most complex and most rewarding human potentiality. At the heart of Nhat Hanh’s teachings is the idea that “understanding is love’s other name” — that to love another means to fully understand his or her suffering. Declaration of the Independence of the Mind: An Extraordinary 1919 Manifesto Signed by Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Jane Addams, and Other Luminaries.

Decades before Martin Luther King, Jr. made his timeless case for the ancient Greek notion of agape as a centerpiece of nonviolence, another luminous mind and soaring spirit challenged humanity to pause amid one of the most violent periods in history and consider an alternative path.

Declaration of the Independence of the Mind: An Extraordinary 1919 Manifesto Signed by Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Jane Addams, and Other Luminaries

The declaration was published in the socialist newspaper L’Humanité on June 26, 1919, and was later included in the out-of-print treasure Hermann Hesse & Romain Rolland: Correspondence, Diary Entries and Reflections (public library) — Rolland enclosed the text in an April 1919 letter to Hesse, asking the beloved German writer to be among the signatories. “I want to express at once at least my unreserved approval of your admirable [declaration],” Hesse wrote in reply. “Please add my name to it as well.”

Rolland writes: Hope in the Dark: Rebecca Solnit on the Redemptive Radiance of the World’s Invisible Revolutionaries. My Wedding Night Was Interrupted by a Coke-Fueled Orgy in My Apartment. The author's apartment.

My Wedding Night Was Interrupted by a Coke-Fueled Orgy in My Apartment

All photos courtesy the author My husband and I began using Airbnb in March of 2015. Our first guest was an older man from Halifax, who was in town visiting his dying friend. LBRP Alternative – The Roman Pentagram Ritual – Adventures in Woo Woo. One problem that people have when it comes to rituals like the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, is that they really don’t feel comfortable with using God names and imagery from Judeo-Christian sources.

LBRP Alternative – The Roman Pentagram Ritual – Adventures in Woo Woo

A lot of people who are drawn to the occult have come from Judeo-Christian backgrounds and feel the need and the want to remove these old associations from their new practice. This is all well and good, and depending on the paradigm I am following at the time I also have these feelings and hesitations. I recently read Leviticus and was so disgusted by it that I felt it very hard to use any sort of Christian or Jewish imagery or ideas for awhile. If I was doing a Banishing ritual, the last thing I wanted to do was call on that evil Demon, possible Demiurge, Jehovah, for help. If anything I wanted to banish him. One way I got round this was by using the God’s names as if I was commanding him. I actually do more Invoking than Banishing these days.

55 Breathtaking Epiphanies to Revisit and LIVE Each Year (Bookmark This Page!) Every year is like the moon and its cycles. Sometimes we wax into the fullness of our life experience, embodying everything that we have learned. Other times we wane, returning back to the primitive soils of growth, discovery and self-cleansing, stripping away everything that we are not. Whatever stage you currently inhabit in this eternal cycle, honor it, but also be aware that it will change, evolve, fade and die.

Welcome to the rhythm of life! As this year ends I want to get into a reflective place. 9 Ways To Boost Your Energy Every Day (Without Caffeine): A Doctor Explains. It's nearing 2 p.m., and you still have a mountain of work to complete before you clock out. And as usual, you have next to no energy left. In a sincere attempt to muster enough stamina to make it through, you turn to a bottled energy drink. Unfortunately, not only are these drinks loaded with unnatural ingredients, the energy they do provide will be short-lived.

So what's the better answer? Instead of putting a bandage on your persistent fatigue issues, remedy the problem once and for all. By incorporating some healthful foods and simple practices into your daily life, you can finally fill your energy reserves sufficiently to make it through the day without struggle — or energy drinks. 37 Lies Americans Tell Themselves to Avoid Confronting Reality. By Mike Adams Have you noticed the incredible detachment from reality exhibited by the masses these ... by Mike Adams Have you noticed the incredible detachment from reality exhibited by the masses these days? The continued operation of modern society, it seems, depends on people making sure they don't acknowledge reality (or try to deal with it). "Denial" is what keeps every sector of civilization humming along: medicine, finance, government, agriculture and more.

Marriage For The Solitary: Don't Make It Love's Souvenir. Candle Spell to Welcome the New Year. How to Use Affirmations That Work. 7 Ways To Soothe Stress & Anxiety (That Have Nothing To Do With Food) Depression And Nutrition — 3 Nutrients Against Depression. Depression is one of the leading health problems in the world and its impact on our health and quali... The Secrets of Mind(fulness): The Awakening of the Thinking Machine. The Extended Mind – Scientific Evidence of Psychic Connections between Humans. In this video, Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. sits down to explain all of his findings and research over the past several years. He has been finding more and more evidence to suggest that mental and emotional communications can happen outside of the physical body.

Are You Overriding Your Soul With “Should?” For many years, my soul was trying to guide me, but I wasn’t paying attention. Creative people’s brains really do work differently. The Zoroastrian priestesses of Iran. Zeroequalstwo. Thelemic Magickal Practice App. “Thelema Magick” is a useful Android mobile App designed as a tool for Thelemic yoga and magickal practices. The app is elegantly designed and very simple to use with an attractive presentation, providing functionality which may be just the thing you’re looking for to help keep your magickal work on track. Features Include: Asana Helper. The Future of Web Design is Hidden in the History of Architecture.

The Art of Magic in the Information Age. Head For the Red: The Economy of Consciousness. Fastcompany. How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain. Experiment Proves Why Staying In Tune With The Earth’s Pulse Is Key To Our Wellbeing.