Muse The nine muses—Clio, Thalia, Erato, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Calliope, Terpsichore, Urania, Melpomene—on a Roman sarcophagus (2nd century AD, from the Louvre) The Muses, (Ancient Greek: Μοῦσαι, moũsai: perhaps from the o-grade of the Proto-Indo-European root *men- "think") in Greek mythology, poetry and literature, are the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science and the arts. They were considered the source of the knowledge, related orally for centuries in the ancient culture, that was contained in poetic lyrics and myths. The Muses were both the embodiments and sponsors of performed metrical speech: mousike (hence the English term "music") was just "one of the arts of the Muses". Others included Science, Geography, Mathematics, Philosophy, and especially Art, Drama, and inspiration. Some authors invoke Muses when writing poetry, hymns or epic history. Origins Muse reading a scroll, perhaps Clio (Attic red-figure lekythos, Boeotia c. 435–425 BC) In myth O Muse!
- Living Bueno - How to Live Anywhere in the World for Free Skeptical Face Travel for free? This dudes crazy right? Today is part two of what I am calling the "Knowledgeable Nomads" series, in which I will be teaching my readers how they can travel the world while ballooning their savings accounts rather than draining them dry. Possibly the most common excuse I hear when urging others to travel and see the world, is the financial barrier that is separating them from partaking in such a journey. How To Live Anywhere in The World For Free By- Rick A. Letter from Franco, my host from my upcoming voyage to Sicily: "Rick, sounds good, I do have a couple of people here, what I could do is give you the country cottage and that way you can have the freedom to do your writing. would you be interested in that?" Franco For the next few months I will be living in a country cottage in Sicily a few hundred meters from the village of Sciacca. I was naturally skeptical and figured I'd come across a salesman promoting his own website in a clever way. 1.
untitled EDITORS NOTE: Although the TRIZ Journal does not endorse Tao as a religious belief system it does consider this particular paper to be an interesting perspective on the subject. Andre de Zanger and Judith Morgan Creativity Institute - 1664 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10128 (212) 289-8856 e-mail: email@example.com The Dialectic Paradox or The Resolution of Opposites The philosophy of the "Tao" or the "Way", was set down in approximately 600 B.C. by Lao Tzu in 81 poems, entitled "The Tao Teh Ching". The Tao poems contain a philosophy of life that has lasted through the centuries and they have been retranslated as well as rewritten many times. Tao #2 People finding one thing beautiful, Think another unbeautiful, Finding one creation sound, They judge another unsound. (From the book "Tao of Creativity") When applied to creativity the importance of opposites resonates with Einstein’s idea that "the answer is within the problem". Tao #16 5. 6. Tao #23 References:
Straight Dope Message Board - View Single Post - The horror of blimps Last week while travelling I stopped at a Zany Brainy store and saw that they had a blimp for sale. It's called Airship Earth, and it's a great big balloon with a map of the Earth on it, and two propellors hanging from the bottom. You blow up the balloon with helium put batteries in it, and you have a radio controll indoor blimp. I'd seen these things for sale in Sharper Image catalogs for $60-$75. At Zany Brainy it was on clearance for $15. What a deal! Last night my wife was playing tennis and it was just my daughter and I at home. Let me tell you, it's quite a blimp. We blew it up with the tank attacched the gondola with the propellors, and put in batteries. Then we balanced the blimp for neutral bouyancy with this putty that came with it, so it hangs in the air by itself neither rising nor falling. It was easy and fun, and then I blew up another balloon and made Mickey Mouse helium voices for my daughter. My three year old girl loved it. Let's face it, blimps are fun.
Shamanism, Journey to meet your Animal Totem, Power Animal, Spirit Guide As with all meditations, its not important that you see everything I am writing... just that have fun and remember why you are here... when we do meet your animal guide... unless several come at once... you just accept the first one that comes to you.. the others are merely those you wish to have.. rather than actually have.... if several come at one time.. then those are the ones you have and accept them all Using whatever method suits you... allow yourself to relax.. Imagine as clearly as you can... that you are in a large cave... there are rugs and skins on the floor... paintings etched onto the walls with charcoal and natural made colours... shelves with various books and instruments and pots and many other items that you can look at.. add to or even take.. This is your place... a safe place... herbs and flowers are drying.. hanging from the ceiling and laid out to dry. their musky and aromatic scents fill the cave... oil burners gutter and splash their light onto the walls..
Comics Dark Horse Comics Skip to content Buy digital comics: Follow Dark Horse Comics: Share this page: Editor's Pick Star Wars #16 New Releases Creepy Comics #16 See more... Upcoming #1 for $1: Emily and the Strangers B.P.R.D. BPRD Hell on Earth #118 (Rafael Albuquerque cover) See more... Bestsellers The Star Wars #3 Star Wars #11 The Shaolin Cowboy #2 See more... Comic Previews Browse Comics Start: End: Choose Filter: Sort: Company History Services Sites Sitemap Help Entire contents trademarked (® or TM) and copyrighted (©) 1986-2014 by Dark Horse Comics Inc. and its respective Licensors. Chaos magic The chaosphere is a popular symbol of chaos magic. Many variants exist. For more, see Symbol of Chaos. General principles Chaos magicians are often seen by other occultists as dangerous or worrisome revolutionaries. History Origins and creation This magical discipline was first formulated in West Yorkshire, England in the 1970s. A meeting between Peter J. Influences Following Spare's death, magicians continued to experiment outside of traditional magical orders. Early days The first edition of Liber Null does not include the term "chaos magic", but only refers to magic or "the magic art" in general. Texts from this period consistently claim to state principles universal to magic, as opposed to a new specific style or tradition of magic, and describe their innovations as efforts to rid magic of superstitious and religious ideas. Chaos came to be part of this movement defined as "the 'thing' responsible for the origin and continued action of events[...].
Goetia Aleister Crowley's variant of the circle and triangle, used in the evocation of the seventy-two spirits of the Ars Goetia. Goetic Theurgy, another practice described in the Lesser Key of Solomon, is similar to the book's description of Goetia, but is used to invoke aerial spirits. Etymology Γοητεία was a term for witchcraft in Hellenistic magic. Latinized goetia via French goétie was adopted into English as goecie, goety in the 16th century. Renaissance magic During the Renaissance goeteia (Latinized goetia, French goétie, English goety) was sometimes contrasted with magia as black (evil) vs. white magic, or with theurgy as "low" vs. The partes of ceremoniall Magicke be Geocie, and Theurgie. Georg Pictorius in 1562 uses goetie synonymously with "ceremonial magic". The Ars Goetia The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage is considered both a theurgic and goetic book of magic, mostly used in a religious context. See also E.
List of demons in the Ars Goetia The demons' names (given below) are taken from the Ars Goetia, which differs in terms of number and ranking from the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum of Johann Weyer. As a result of multiple translations, there are multiple spellings for some of the names, which are given in the articles concerning them. Demons King Baal (Bael) According to le Grand Grimoire, Bael is the head of the infernal powers. He is also the first demon listed in Wierus' Pseudomonarchia daemonum. Duke Agares Agares (or Agreas), ruling the eastern zone of Hell, and being served by 31 legions of demons. He is depicted as a pale old man riding a crocodile. Prince Vassago Vassago is a mighty Prince of Hell (see Hierarchy of demons), ruling over twenty-six legions of demons. The Third Spirit is a Mighty Prince, being of the same nature as Agares. Marquis Samigina President Barbas Barbas (or Marbas) is a demon described in the Ars Goetia. Duke Valefar Marquis Aamon