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Biblical Meditation. Introduction Scripture declares of God’s thoughts, Each of these are opposed to and work against developing and maintaining the mind of Christ through studying and meditating on the Word. They are designed to keep us out of the Word which is so essential to our ability to avoid the delusions of Satan and the world system and to hear and respond to the call of God on our lives. What Does It Mean to Meditate? The first question we must consider concerns the meaning of meditation and what meditation involves. The Actions of Meditation Meditation means “the act of focusing one’s thoughts: to ponder, think on, muse.” Some synonyms would be contemplation, reflection, rumination, deep thinking, or remembering in the sense of keeping or calling something to mind for the purpose of consideration, reflection, or meditation. The Objects of Meditation In Eastern forms of meditation as in TM there is an attempt to empty the mind. Biblical meditation is object oriented.

The Objectives of Meditation Reading. Sand Artist. Kami. Amaterasu, one of the central kami in the Shinto faith Kami (Japanese: 神?) Are the spirits or phenomena that are worshipped in the religion of Shinto. They are elements in nature, animals, creationary forces in the universe, as well as spirits of the revered deceased.

Many Kami are considered the ancient ancestors of entire clans, and some ancestors became Kami upon their death if they were able to embody the values and virtues of Kami in life. Traditionally great or charismatic leaders like the Emperor could be kami.[1] In Shinto, Kami are not separate from nature, but are of nature, possessing positive and negative, good and evil characteristics. They are manifestations of Musubi (結び),[2] the interconnecting energy of the universe, and are considered exemplary of what humanity should strive towards. Etymology[edit] Some etymological suggestions are: Gender is also not implied in the word Kami, and as such it can be used to reference either male or female. History[edit] Nihon Shoki. Kojiki. Kojiki (古事記? , "Record of Ancient Matters") is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, dating from the early 8th century (711–712) and composed by Ō no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Gemmei.[1] The Kojiki is a collection of myths concerning the origin of the four home islands of Japan, and the Kami.

Along with the Nihon Shoki, the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind Shinto practices and myths, including the misogi purification ritual.[2][3][4][5] Structure[edit] The Kojiki contains various songs/poems. While the historical records and myths are written in a form of Chinese with a heavy mixture of Japanese elements, the songs are written with Chinese characters that are only used to convey sounds.

This special use of Chinese characters is called Man'yōgana, a knowledge of which is critical to understanding these songs, which are written in Old Japanese. Sections[edit] The Kojiki is divided into three parts: the Kamitsumaki (上巻, "first volume"?) Manuscripts[edit] List of Japanese deities. Japanese mythology. Japanese myths, as generally recognized in the mainstream today, are based on the Kojiki, the Nihon Shoki, and some complementary books. The Kojiki, or "Record of Ancient Matters", is the oldest surviving account of Japan's myths, legends and history.

The Shintōshū describes the origins of Japanese deities from a Buddhist perspective, while the Hotsuma Tsutae records a substantially different version of the mythology. One notable feature of Japanese mythology is its explanation of the origin of the imperial family which has been used historically to assign godhood to the imperial line. The Japanese title of the Emperor of Japan, tennō (天皇), means "heavenly sovereign". Note: Japanese is not transliterated consistently across all sources, see: #Spelling of proper nouns Creation myth[edit] In the Japanese creation myth, the first deities which came into existence, appearing at the time of the creation of the universe, are collectively called Kotoamatsukami.

Kuniumi and Kamiumi[edit] Shinto. Shinto priest and priestess. Shinto (神道, Shintō?) , also kami-no-michi,[note 1] is the indigenous religion of Japan and the people of Japan.[2] It is defined as an action-centered religion,[3] focused on ritual practices to be carried out diligently, to establish a connection between present-day Japan and its ancient past.[4] Founded in 660 BC according to Japanese mythology,[5] Shinto practices were first recorded and codified in the written historical records of the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in the 8th century. Still, these earliest Japanese writings do not refer to a unified "Shinto religion", but rather to a collection of native beliefs and mythology.[6] Shinto today is a term that applies to the religion of public shrines devoted to the worship of a multitude of gods (kami),[7] suited to various purposes such as war memorials and harvest festivals, and applies as well to various sectarian organizations.

According to Inoue (2003): Types of Shinto Shrine Shinto (神社神道, Jinja-Shintō?) Kami. Shintoshu. The Shintōshū (神道集?) Is a Japanese story book in ten volumes believed to date from the Nanboku-chō period (1336–1392).[1] It illustrates with tales about various shrines the Buddhist honji suijaku theory, according to which Japanese kami were simply local manifestations of the Indian gods of Buddhism.

This theory, created and developed mostly by Tendai monks, was never systematized, but was nonetheless very pervasive and very influential.[2] The book had thereafter great influence over literature and the arts.[1] History[edit] The book is believed to have been written during the late Nanboku-chō period, either during the Bunna or the Enbun era.[3] It carries the note Agui-saku (安居院作? , made by Agui) but who exactly wrote it is unclear.

The common point of the tales is that, before reincarnating as tutelary kami of an area, a soul has first to be born and suffer there as a human being. The book had a great impact on the literature and arts of the following centuries. References[edit] Jewish Philosophy. HISTORY OF THOUGHT (PHILOSOPHY) Importance Of Philosophy. Love letters. 15 Amazing Animated Short films. We all love short animated films, but creating short film is very hard task. Putting whole story in 5 to 10 minutes is not easy. Can you imagine? Few films produced after working hard more than 6 years! Here we collected 15 dazzling animated short films for your inspiration. You can find different genres in these movies like heart-touching film One life, frightening film The Passenger.

I bet you will love these short animated movies, do let us know your favorite one, also feel free to share your favorite short film if it’s not present in the list. Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty Oscar-nominated film of ‘Granny O’Grimm’, directed by Nicky Phelan, produced by Brown Bag Films, and written/voiced by Kathleen O’Rourke. Oktapodi (2007) In Oktapodi, these two cuties help each other escape the clutches of a tyrannical restaurant cook. This Side Up – A Short Animation by Liron Topaz Oxygen Oxygen tries to make friends on the playground. “Heavenly Appeals” a short film by David Lisbe Bunny Animation.

African Philosophy. The Kenyan philosopher Henry Odera Oruka distinguishes what he calls four trends in African philosophy: ethnophilosophy, philosophic sagacity, nationalistic-ideological philosophy, and professional philosophy. In fact it would be more realistic to call them candidates for the position of African philosophy, with the understanding that more than one of them might fit the bill. Ethnophilosophy involves the recording of the beliefs found in African cultures. Such an approach treats African philosophy as consisting in a set of shared beliefs, a shared world-view -- an item of communal property rather than an activity for the individual. Philosophic sagacity is a sort of individualist version of ethnophilosophy, in which one records the beliefs of certain special members of a community.

The problem with both ethnophilosophy and philosophical sagacity is that there is surely an important distinction between philosophy and the history of ideas. Sefer Yitzirah. Surreal Paintings Cloak People in Landscapes. Berlin, Germany-based artist Moki finds inspiration in Japanese artist Hayao Miyazaki's work (Spirited Away) as well as in nature. Her acrylic paintings are filled with images of northern landscapes or as she describes more specifically as "isolated Scandinavian and Icelandic terrain, a subarctic frozen lake continent, untouched caves and moss meadows, and mountains sculpted into anatomical shapes by wind and water. " Moki merges humans with nature, cloaking them in lush green meadows or a calm sea of water. When asked why she combines humans with nature, Moki said, "The beings disappearing in my paintings illustrates the state of mind when you cannot distinguish between you and the other, that feeling of awareness for what surrounds you.

Chinese philosopher Zhang Zhou wrote about the Zhuangzi butterfly in one of his books, "Once Zhuangzi dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. Moki's website. Graphene’s cousin silicene makes transistor debut. Seven years ago, silicene was little more than a theorist’s dream. Buoyed by a frenzy of interest in graphene — the famous material composed of a honeycomb of carbon just one atom thick — researchers speculated that silicon atoms might form similar sheets.

And if they could be used to build electronic devices, these slivers of silicene could enable the semiconductor industry to achieve the ultimate in miniaturization. This week, researchers took a significant step towards realizing that dream, by unveiling details of the first silicene transistor1. Although the device’s performance is modest, and its lifetime measured in mere minutes, this proof of concept has already been causing a stir at conferences, says Deji Akinwande, a nano­materials researcher at the University of Texas at Austin who helped to make the transistor. Guy Le Lay, a materials scientist at Aix-Marseille University in France, agrees. Its carbon-based cousin graphene gets more attention, but silicene is catching up. Ref. 1. About ShotgunMuse... Interaction With Artificial Physics. Where is The Mind?: Science gets puzzled and almost admits a non-local mentalscape. This will be the last "home-produced" blog entry for a while [save the short "Everyday Spirituality" which will follow it as a sign-off] .

West Virginia beckons tomorrow morning and off I will go to whatever that entails. As I said in one of the commentary responses the other day, I hope that reading two journal runs "cover-to-cover" will bring up a few thoughts worth sharing. This day's entry was inspired by two articles bumped into coincidentally which had scientists puzzling about a holographic universe and a non-local mind.

Those scientists would cringe to see how I've taken their sign-posts-on-the-path, but that is their hang-up, not mine.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The first of these articles [both from the New Scientist] was "Where in the World is the Mind?

" ACDM - Contre indications au massage musculaire. CONTRE INDICATIONS AU MASSAGE MUSCULAIRE(Suédois, Californien, Esalem et autres massages musculaires) Par: Jocelyn Vincent Souvent les gens associent massage et détente et par le fait même, à l'absence de danger. Comme nous le verrons plus loin, ce n'est pas toujours le cas. Voilà pourquoi il est important de faire la différence entre le massage prodigué par un professionnel et celui fait entre conjoints, dans un premier temps. Deuxièmement, il s'avère tout aussi important de choisir un massothérapeutes compétent. Le massothérapeute professionnel utilise des techniques de massage beaucoup plus ciblées, précises et profond que la personne qui donne un massage à son partenaire. Ce dernier s'apparentant davantage à des caresses et des effleurages qu'à un massage thérapeutique proprement dit.

Si le massage prodigué par son ou sa conjointe représente que peu de danger pour le receveur, il en est tout autrement pour le massage plus élaboré fait par des thérapeutes. Contre-indications absolues : Guy’s Opinion. Kinesin protein walking on microtubule. The art of Eve Ventrue. Ashley's Shadows. Hand Shadows Snail Panther Dog Turkey Goose Bird Cardinal Rabbit Kangaroo Home. El arte surrealista de Jacek Yerka. Nemertes Research. Nemertes Research is a research-advisory firm that specializes in analyzing and quantifying the business value of emerging technologies headquartered in Mokena, Illinois. The Times called it "a respected American think-tank",[1] while others mention its name as a concrete example in an article criticizing "unscrupulous think tanks".[2] Research focus areas[edit] Nemertes Research focuses in the following areas: Network, Communication and ServicesBig Data, Analytics, and VirtualizationUC, Contact Center, Social BusinessMobile Devices and ServicesCloud DeliveryCost Models, Financials, and Lifecycle ManagementSecurity & Compliance Internet infrastructure[edit] In 2007 and 2008 Nemertes published widely publicized reports on Internet infrastructure trends focusing on bandwidth demand versus build-out, and more recently, logical Internet issues involving IP address depletion and route table scalability.

References[edit] External links[edit] Official website. Bisection of Yin and Yang. The flag of South Korea (and of Kingdom of Korea from 1883) contains the ancient yin-yang symbol (Taijitu in Chinese, Tomoye in Japanese and Taegeuk in Korean) that represents the struggle, merger and co-existence of two opposites (could be hot/cold, male/female, sky/earth, moon/sun, etc.) In the diagram Yin (the negative aspect) is rendered in black, with Yang (the positive aspect) rendered in white. The symbol is composed of two regions of a circle separated by two semicircles of half the radius of the big circle.

Solution 1 This one requires no proof. Solution 2 Part of the Yin (black) piece below the horizontal diameter of the big circle is a semicircle with area πR²/8, where R is assumed to be the radius of the big circle, so that the small semicircle is of radius R/2. Solution 3 The dashed circle has radius R/√2. Solution 4 The reflection in the horizontal diameter of the big circle creates a second Yin-Yang pair of regions whose borderline supplies the necessary cut. Solution 5 Reference. Most Amazing Miniature Food Artworks by Shay Aaron. The nonagon (Method „A“) « Sacred geometry. The Centrifuge Brain Project.

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