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Ouroboros

Ouroboros
Historical representations[edit] Antiquity[edit] In ancient Egypt, the scarab (or dung beetle) was viewed as a sign of eternal renewal and reemergence of life, a reminder of the life to come. (See also "Atum" and "Ma'at.") The ancient Mayans and Aztecs also took a cyclical view of time. In ancient Greece, the concept of eternal return was connected with Empedocles, Zeno of Citium, and most notably in Stoicism (see ekpyrosis). Egypt[edit] The first known appearance of the ouroboros motif is in the Enigmatic Book of the Netherworld, an ancient Egyptian funerary text in KV62, the tomb of Tutankhamun, in the 14th century BC. Greece[edit] Plato described as the first living thing a self-eating, circular being—the universe as an immortal, mythologically constructed entity. In Gnosticism, a serpent biting its tail symbolized eternity and the soul of the world. Middle Ages[edit] Alchemy[edit] Chemistry[edit] Kekulé's proposal for the structure of benzene (1872) Kundalini Yoga[edit] Other traditions[edit] Related:  symbolism, culture,hidden meaning,hidden knowledge,truth,History

Chakras. Chakras Tantra. Chakras Sahasrara El chakra del sentido, el chakra maestro que controla a los demás. Ajna El chakra del tiempo, la percepción y luz. Vishuddha La comunicación y el crecimiento. Anahata La emoción, compasión, amor, equilibrio y bienestar general. Manipura La energía, asimilación y digestión. Swadhisthana La sexualidad y la creatividad. Muladhara El instinto, la seguridad y el potencial básico humano.

cabovolo Caricature Map of Europe 1914 The Clanker Powers: Germany is a massive military machine with weapons aimed outwards to all surrounding countries. It points threateningly at Britain, not so much as a sign of direct aggression, but more as an indicator that it was now Germany’s turn to start a grand global Empire to challenge the world’s current one. Austria Hungary is an aggressive armoured giant, teetering on shoddy foundations. It is also the primary aggressor in a land grab against Serbia, with two bayonets piercing the border. The Ottoman empire is a teetering automaton, collapsing under the weight of a paranoid and ungainly spying network that gazes at Europe through many lenses and spy glasses. The Swiss watch ticks away the time, comfortable to wait it all out. The Darwinist Powers: Britain is an militaristic lion with a Roman Imperial italic-type helmet. Russia is a huge imperialist bear, rotting and filled with maggots. Portugal is a parrot for the Entente trying to goad a slumbering Spain into the war.

Gnostic Society Library: Sources on Gnosticism and Gnosis Almost all of the several dozen internet sites with collections of texts similar to our own obtained their material by directly or indirectly copying some files present at the Gnosis Archive. Ours was perhaps the first major collection of such texts to appear on "the web" in 1994, and thus has served as a source for others creating "their own" collections. Unfortunately transcription errors, typos, and primitive HTML formatting were present in the massive amount of material added to the Gnosis Archive in our first years; in a repeated process of "copying" they have been very widely propagated around the internet. Obituary Daily Times Results: hastings+waitsill " Entries matching "hastings+waitsill "" If no names are listed below here, then none were found.

Gaia's Garden : The Natural Magic of Mother Earth Un barco más grande Mythical Creatures List, Mythical Creatures A-Z C.G. Jung - The Seven Sermons to the Dead (Septem Sermones ad Mortuos) (Seven Sermons to the Dead) C.G. Jung, 1916 (Translation by H. G. Sermo I The dead came back from Jerusalem, where they found not what they sought. Harken: I begin with nothingness. This nothingness or fullness we name the PLEROMA. In the pleroma there is nothing and everything. CREATURA is not in the pleroma, but in itself. Yet because we are parts of the pleroma, the pleroma is also in us. I speak of it to make a beginning somewhere, and also to free you from the delusion that somewhere, either without or within, there standeth something fixed, or in some way established, from the beginning. What is changeable, however, is creatura. The question ariseth: How did creatura originate? Distinctiveness is creatura. What use, say ye, to speak of it? That said I unto you, to free you from the delusion that we are able to think about the pleroma. What is the harm, ye ask, in not distinguishing oneself? We must, therefore, distinguish the qualities of the pleroma. Fullness and Emptiness. 1. 2.

Looking Back On The Life of Waitstill Hastings Sharp Jr. | Santa Monica Mirror Courtesy Photo Waitstill Hastings Sharp Jr. passed away aged 81 in Providence, Rhode Island. Obituary, Santa Monica, Columnist Santa Monica Mirror Archives Tony Morris, Columnist Posted Dec. 10, 2012, 1:32 am Tony Morris / Mirror Columnist At Thanksgiving this year I learned from my cousin Nina Patterson, a former resident of Santa Monica Canyon, that she had located a mutual friend who once rented an apartment from her family and had moved away ten years ago. Our friend Waitstill Hastings Sharp Jr., was now living in Providence, Rhode Island. Waitstill Hastings Sharp Jr. was a man for all seasons and the most unforgettable person I met since moving to Santa Monica in 1964 to attend the USC Masters Program in Cinema. Hasty attended Harvard University for two years, dropping out in 1952. Hasty was involved in a wide range of interests. Hasty and I shared an interest in aviation. While renting my cousin Nina’s garage apartment in Santa Monica canyon he took care of several bee hives.

Wicca, the religion World religions; Neopagan religions Menu Sponsored link. Quotations: About this section: Wicca is the largest of the Neopagan religions. Many, perhaps most, are solitary practitioners. Wicca is a very different religion from Christianity. Topics covered in this section: Sponsored link: Not a sponsored link References: Thanks to WiseGorilla at: for their elegant pentagram image. Site navigation: Copyright 1995 to 2015 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance. Pero, ¿quién es este Darwin? La primera vez que uno contempla esta imagen produce una sensación de extrañeza. La fotografía pertenece a los carteles de la gran exposición dedicada a Darwin en el Museo de Historia Natural de Londres y preside la web oficial. La atmósfera, y la actitud del protagonista, parecen demasiado actuales como para haber sido inmortalizadas en el siglo XIX, por eso uno se plantea si se trata de un actor, del auténtico Darwin o de una reconstrucción a partir de Photoshop. (Seguir leyendo) Después de ver la fotografía en Meridianos, me puse en contacto con los organizadores de la exposición para salir de dudas y aclarar quién es ese tipo tan parecido al biólogo británico. En concreto, el cartel se realizó a partir de un retrato de Darwin de 1881 (tal vez éste u otro tomado en la misma sesión). En el cartel original, la imagen va acompañada de la siguiente pregunta: “Si tuvieras una idea que va a sacudir la sociedad, ¿te la guardarías para ti mismo?”. (Actualización 1:00 h.) ¿Y este otro Darwin?

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