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"It is often forgotten that dictionaries are artificial repositories, put together well after the languages they define. The roots of language are irrational and of a magical nature." ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Prologue to "El otro, el mismo."



Magica. Mystic Crystal Revelation. Oracula. Symbolica. Esoteric Endeavors. 100th Meme Keys. Think Well. The Dune Litany: Fear is the Mind Killer | Tai Chi Master. Death Valley (Photo by: H Dragon) A lot of people don’t know this about me, but when I was young I was an avid reader. I could read a 500-page book in a day and a half or two and actually digest it. Then, I went through a long period where I didn’t read at all, especially not in English. I didn’t particularly like fiction when I was young. In fact, I almost exclusively read non-fiction with two exceptions. I actually really liked Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, which is about the French Revolution. Even still, I really didn’t care for fiction.

One of things that I did when I came back from China, at some point in the 90’s, was pick up the book Dune by Frank Herbert because a friend of mine said that it was really cool. The Dune Series and Taoism I read a big chunk of the Dune series. I think there are a lot of things in the Dune series that are relevant to my blog subscribers and my students. So there are lots of points in the Dune book that are relevant. Fear is the Mind Killer. Internal Martial Arts Masters. Multiple-Intelligences. Team SeriousFun Landing Page - Home. Home - SeriousFun Children's Network. The Magick of Spit. Amy Webb’s Data, A Love Story: Using algorithms and charts to game online dating. Courtesy of the author. It was now July, a few weeks since my date with Jim, the weed smoker who refused to split our dinner bill. I knew matching algorithms weren’t perfect, but I kept dating and decided not to cancel my memberships with eHarmony,, and JDate.

The majority of dates I’d been going on weren’t horrible, they just weren’t great. I was an optimist rooted in math and logic. Message: We have a new match for you! I was sitting at my desk at work when sent me a similar reminder message, this time highlighting MenchTastic, and his profile immediately grabbed my attention. In his About Me section, MenchTastic wrote, “I’m a journalist, which sometimes means long hours at work but always means I have fantastic stories to tell.” I moused over his photo gallery and started clicking through. As I clicked back to his profile, an instant message window popped up on my screen: “Shit!”

I waited to see what he’d write back. I immediately heard Hilary’s voice in my ear. Online Etymology Dictionary. Magic (adj.) late 14c., from Old French magique, from Latin magicus "magic, magical," from Greek magikos, from magike (see magic (n.)). Magic carpet first attested 1816. Magic Marker (1951) is a registered trademark (U.S.) by Speedry Products, Inc., Richmond Hill, N.Y.

Magic lantern "optical instrument whereby a magnified image is thrown upon a wall or screen" is 1690s, from Modern Latin laterna magica. magic (v.) 1906, from magic (n.). magic (n.) late 14c., "art of influencing events and producing marvels using hidden natural forces," from Old French magique "magic, magical," from Late Latin magice "sorcery, magic," from Greek magike (presumably with tekhne "art"), fem. of magikos "magical," from magos "one of the members of the learned and priestly class," from Old Persian magush, possibly from PIE *magh- (1) "to be able, to have power" (see machine).

Magical (adj.) 1550s, from magic (n.) + -al (1). Magician (n.) wizard (n.) charm (n.) Sense of "pleasing quality" evolved 17c. Fairy (n.) Thoth. Bouba/kiki effect. This picture is used as a test to demonstrate that people may not attach sounds to shapes arbitrarily: American college undergraduates and Tamil speakers in India called the shape on the left "kiki" and the one on the right "bouba". The bouba/kiki effect is a non-arbitrary mapping between speech sounds and the visual shape of objects. This effect was first observed by German-American psychologist Wolfgang Köhler in 1929.[1] In psychological experiments, first conducted on the island of Tenerife (in which the primary language is Spanish), Köhler showed forms similar to those shown at the right and asked participants which shape was called "takete" and which was called "baluba" ("maluma" in the 1947 version). Although not explicitly stated, Köhler implies that there was a strong preference to pair the jagged shape with "takete" and the rounded shape with "baluba".[2] In 2001, Vilayanur S.

More recently research indicated that the effect may be a case of ideasthesia.[5] Introduction to Psychic. Human beings have been attempting to learn the answers to the puzzles of the Universe since the beginning of existence. The ancients looked at the stars, to many different gods, and even at the entrails of sacrificed animals for guidance into the future. The Bible is filled with words from great prophets. All other tribes and societies throughout history have had those who claimed the ability to see the future, to heal, and to have other powers and insights from the world of the unknown. Today, people are just as interested in the unknown as ever.

Many of you want to be able to communicate with relatives and friends who have passed over to the Other Side. You may have the feeling that you are missing your life's calling, and you want to get yourself back on track. You may have had an early psychic experience that left you with the feeling of something that has yet to be resolved. Many how-to books are written from the individual viewpoint of the author.

Astral Plane - A World Of Ethereal Being. As we enter the twenty-first century, with all its overwhelming confusion, stresses and disheartening material disappointments, it has come as no great surprise to learned people around the world that more and more people are looking inwards and turning to ancient spiritual practices with which to make order of their lives. We all sense a feeling of imbalance, of disconnection between body, mind and spirit, and as such, many of us are taking positive steps towards discovering what is possible with our other, etheric and astral forms. If you are reading this, the chances are you are just beginning your journey of self-discovery, and are relatively new to the world and concept of astral projection.

Don’t worry, you’re in safe hands, and have a wealth of knowledge, which stretches back thousands of years and has survived the rise and fall of empires and civilizations at your disposal! However, in all likelihood, your mind is riddled with questions and doubts. Watch this video of Steve G. Rupert Sheldrake Online - Homepage.

God's Providence. FREQUENCIES OF THE ORGANS OF THE BODY AND PLANETS. Hertz frequencies chart from Barbara Hero Copyright © Barbara Hero 1996-98E-Mail Barbara Hero Electrical wave forms One of the benefits of working with electrical stimulation is the ability to generate precise and complex waveforms. It is likely that specific waveforms have specific functions. Brain stimulation, frequencies and waveforms are a vast and promising field of experimentation for alchemists. PHI - Sound and Healing Great Dreams Main Index Gematria - Code of the Ancients Chanting ... Frequency Sickness - What Are The Causes And The Symptoms? ... DNA - Past And Future ... and wanted to become creators likened unto the all-that-is, but not aligned with the all-that-is became raptured with the physical domains/frequencies ... ... Are You Giving Up Your Freedoms for Security? ... Two Streams of Future Probability ...

The Rainbow of Creation ... Scalar Physics - Alternative Energy - Free Energy - Plasma Energy... ... The Reptilians - Who are they Really? ... ... Two Suns ... ... Second Insight ... The Social Network for Sustainability. GOOD Home Page. Sundown in America. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The Hermetic Library at Institute of Noetic Sciences | Consciousness | Science | Spirituality | Wisdom. American Mindfulness Research Association Home - American Mindfulness Research Association. GROK. Societal Gumbo.

Numismatica. Bothersome. Natura Mythica Deios. Rhapsodos. LORE. Histoire. Ethnobotany. Being Human. Somnulus. Left Hand of Darkness. Spirits Align. Spiritual Succor. All Kinds. Ways Places Means.