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Box of Goodies I’ve realized that the only way to create realistic outdoor scenes is by adding lots and lots of nature elements. Things like trees, flowers, bushes, rocks etc. are essential in making the scene look “believable”. But I also know that creating these things by hand takes a very long time. And not everyone has time to sit down for hours on end and create tree after tree after tree. Which is why I’ve done the hard work for you :) The Box of Goodies! Inside this box of goodies you’ll find 9 nature models that you can keep. As well as this you’ll find a collection of grass reference photos that will help you to better create it in blender. Eg. What will you do with yours? Drop your email address in the box to the right and I’ll send the Box of Goodies your way.

neo-neocon » Blog Archive » Ebola and the great forgetting: the best of times, the worst of times WHO director Margaret Chan said yesterday that the current ebola epidemic is “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times.” On the one hand, I’m happy that WHO is taking the outbreak very seriously. On the other hand, the statement puzzles me. It either indicates a problem that’s merely semantic and involves a disagreement over the definition of a historical term, “modern times,” or it could mean that Chan is ignorant of the history of one of the greatest pandemics the world has ever known, the 1918-1919 influenza strain. If the problem is just a disagreement between Chan and me on what the term “modern times” means, than no harm, no foul, no problem. An early post I wrote on this blog was called “The tsunami and the forgetting.” William Sardo: People didn’t want to believe that they could be healthy in the morning and dead by nightfall, they didn’t want to believe that.Narrator: It was the worst epidemic this country has ever known. Read the whole thing. Dr.

Tarot - Astrowiki-en Introduction Although popularly known as the source of modern playing cards, and also having a reputation for its use among gypsies as a means of fortune telling, the tarot images known as the Rider-Waite deck are revered by occultists as being a picture book of wisdom relaying the spiritual and psychological principles of consciousness [1]. These images were reportedly designed by a group of spiritual initiates circa 1200 AD in the city of Fez, Morocco,[2] based on spiritual teachings gleaned from Egypt, the Biblical Old and New Testaments, India, Europe and China, in order to keep the truths of spiritual thought intact for future world cultures, in a form which could be understood by anyone in the world regardless of their native language. Qabalistic Tree Of Life The 78 images or keys of tarot are divided into a Major and Minor Arcana, the word arcana meaning secret or esoteric. The Major Arcana The Fool The Magician The High Priestess‎ The Empresss The Emperor‎ The Hierophant‎ The Lovers‎

The Testament of Solomon The Testament of Solomon, translated by F. C. Conybeare This digital edition by Joseph H. This text is an Old Testament Pseudepigraphic catalog of demons summoned by King Solomon, and how they can be countered by invoking angels and other magical techniques. Edited by James H. I have noted the original page numbers like this: [1]. Professional <a href=" Chat</a> from Envolve Washington Letter George Washington's Letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport Gentlemen: While I received with much satisfaction your address replete with expressions of esteem, I rejoice in the opportunity of assuring you that I shall always retain grateful remembrance of the cordial welcome I experienced on my visit to Newport from all classes of citizens. The reflection on the days of difficulty and danger which are past is rendered the more sweet from a consciousness that they are succeeded by days of uncommon prosperity and security. If we have wisdom to make the best use of the advantages with which we are now favored, we cannot fail, under the just administration of a good government, to become a great and happy people. The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation. G.

The Seven Liberal Arts The expression , chiefly used during the Middle Ages , does not mean arts as we understand the word at this present day, but those branches of knowledge which were taught in the schools of that time. They are called liberal ( Latin , free), because they serve the purpose of training the free man , in contrast with the , which are pursued for economic purposes; their aim is to prepare the student not for gaining a livelihood, but for the pursuit of science in the strict sense of the term, i.e. the combination of philosophy and theology known as scholasticism . They are seven in number and may be arranged in two groups, the first embracing grammar, rhetoric, and dialectic , in other words, the sciences of language, of oratory , and of logic , better known as the , or language studies; the second group comprises arithmetic, geometry, astronomy , and music, i.e. the mathematico-physical disciplines , known as the , or . Lingua , tropus, ratio, numerus, tonus, angulus, astra.

Sefer Raziel: The Book of the Angel Raziel The Study of Kabbalah: "Sefer Raziel" Another good source of background information is (link to See Kabbalah: Selections From Classic Kabbalistic Works From Raziel Hamalach To The Present Day. This book on Kabbalah gives excerpts from the major Kabbalistic works — the ancient texts to the recent insights of the chassidic masters — together with fascinating biographical sketches of the great Kabbalists. Another option is to download a free copy of Sefer Raziel. If unable to download a copy of the Hebrew Sefer Raziel text, has a 70 page copy of the Hebrew edition in paperback called Book Raziel Hamalach. On the download page are instructions to find free translation tools on the Internet. How to study Sefer Raziel The information contained in the Book of Secrets is not easily revealed. When you study the book in English realize that the translation is based on the understandings of our culture and time- far removed from when the book was originally composed.

Why Haiti and the Dominican Republic Are So Different The day after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, Christian televangelist Pat Robertson sparked outrage with his comments on The 700 Club that the nation's history of catastrophes owed to a "pact with the devil" that its residents had made some 200 years ago. How else to explain why Haiti suffers, while the Dominican Republic — which shares the 30,000 sq. mi. of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola — is relatively well-off? "That island of Hispaniola is one island," Robertson said. "The Dominican Republic is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, et cetera. Robertson's rationale is more than suspect, yet the differences between the two nations are undeniable. Much of this difference is geographic. When Christopher Columbus arrived in 1492, he named the land La Isla Española. But while both countries struggled with democracy, economically they began to diverge.

Symbols and their meaning Introduction: Occult symbols are fast replacing Christian symbols in our culture. Therefore, we encourage you to use this list to warn others, especially Christian children who intentionally wear and display them because they are popular. Keep in mind that many of these symbols have double or multiple meanings. Warning Concerning Symbols In the world of the occult, many symbols are imbued with power by the magician working in conjunction with the demonic spirit world. You may want to read Popular Occultism and study the following Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 10:18-22; 2 Corinthians 6:14; Deuteronomy 4:15-24; Deuteronomy 32:16-19; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 Endnotes: 1.

The Study of Kabbalah - QBL - Qabalah By Robert Zucker The Qabalah (Kabbalah) is one of the oldest, continuously studied and practiced philosophies in civilization. The Qabalah is the basis of almost all western mystical teachings. Kabbalah is the unwritten and written tradition of Judaic mysticism. For thousands of years, Jewish rabbis and their disciples developed and practiced this mystical and magical view of the universe. The word 'Qabalah' comes from the Hebrew word that means "tradition." The Hebrew letters Q, B and L spell Qa Ba Lah. I often spell it as Qabalah to retain the more ancient influence. The study of Kabbalah is based on virtual ideas, images and relationships from collective experiences in the real and spiritual worlds. Some Kabbalah groups only focus on the religious aspects of the Tree of Life. Either way, they depend on the original Jewish study of the Qabalah to achieve their goals. There is no one book on Kabbalah. Over the past 2,000 years, several handwritten Kabbalistic manuscripts began circulating.

Leftists become incandescent when reminded of the socialist roots of Nazism You can't accuse the NSDAP of downplaying the "Socialist" bit On 16 June 1941, as Hitler readied his forces for Operation Barbarossa, Josef Goebbels looked forward to the new order that the Nazis would impose on a conquered Russia. There would be no come-back, he wrote, for capitalists nor priests nor Tsars. Goebbels never doubted that he was a socialist. So total is the cultural victory of the modern Left that the merely to recount this fact is jarring. It is now clear beyond all reasonable doubt that Hitler and his associates believed they were socialists, and that others, including democratic socialists, thought so too. The clue is in the name. Hitler told Hermann Rauschning, a Prussian who briefly worked for the Nazis before rejecting them and fleeing the country, that he had admired much of the thinking of the revolutionaries he had known as a young man; but he felt that they had been talkers, not doers. Leftist readers may by now be seething. What is it based on, this connection?

Creation Myths From Many Cultures by Leon's EFL Planet 2007 from Leon'sEFLPlanet Website The Caucasoid Myths Abrahamic Lineage (Israelites / Ishmaelites) The whole of creation took 6 days. On the sixth day, Elohim (the Gods) said, " Let us make man [humans] in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." So Elohim (the Gods) created man [humans] in their own image, in the image of Elohim created [they] him; male and female created [they] them. It was written that the Gods took dust of the earth, and from that dust created the first man. Leon's Note: Notice that I put "us" and "our" and "their" in bold print. Perhaps it had less to do with Bel, and more to do with the manner in which the Hittites worshipped, by self-mutilations and possibly even human sacrifices. Babylonia/Sumeria Norse (Norway) Hinduism The primal being (Purusha) was sacrificed. Korea

Ahmed Osman/Out of Egypt There seems to be a similarity between the moral codes of the ancient Egyptians and the early Israelites. The Ten Commandments given by God to Moses on the top of Mount Sinai are clearly set in an Egyptian tradition and would seem to have common roots with the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Except for the first two commandments, we find the same moral rules in the Hebrew Bible that are also found in the Egyptian hieroglyphic writings. Also, unlike the Israelites, Egyptians believed in a second life after death. Their composition of the texts relating to death and afterlife went back to the Pyramid Texts, the first examples of which were inscribed in the 5th dynasty pyramid of Unas (2375 - 2345 BC) at Saqqara. The Ten Commandments represent God's orders to humans given in the imperative form; the Egyptian texts use this form: Thou shalt not kill. Hail to thee, great God, Lord of the Two Truths. I have not reviled the God.

The Age of Bad Holocaust Novels: Adam Kirsch Reviews John Donoghue's 'The Death's Head Chess Club' When Theodor Adorno made his famous pronouncement about there being no poetry after Auschwitz, he was thinking about good poetry. Art that successfully transforms reality, elevating it to a plane of harmony and permanence, can only be a falsification of an experience as violent and inhuman as the Holocaust. In time, however, writers emerged who showed that a different kind of art can do some kind of justice to horror—an art not of beauty and transformation, but of fragmentation and austere witness. The poetry of Paul Celan, the prose of Elie Wiesel or Primo Levi, created the style we still associate with authentic writing about the Holocaust. That style renounces beauty and cleverness in the name of more sustaining values like humility and truth. Time has also showed, however, that Adorno’s warning remains pertinent in a somewhat different way. As the Holocaust recedes into history, this kind of bad poetry proliferates. The answer, in this case, is that it doesn’t. Like this article?