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HowStuffWorks The Joe Rogan Experience The Revolution The revoluion is happening right now Desert Fathers The Desert Fathers (there were also Desert Mothers) were Christian hermits, ascetics, and monks who lived mainly in the Scetes desert of Egypt beginning around the third century AD. The Apophthegmata Patrum is a collection of the wisdom of some of the early desert monks and nuns, still in print as Sayings of the Desert Fathers. The most well known was Anthony the Great, who moved to the desert in 270–271 and became known as both the father and founder of desert monasticism. By the time Anthony died in 356, thousands of monks and nuns had been drawn to living in the desert following Anthony's example — his biographer, Athanasius of Alexandria, wrote that "the desert had become a city. The desert monastic communities that grew out of the informal gathering of hermit monks became the model for Christian monasticism. Early history[edit] Over time, the model of Anthony and other hermits attracted many followers, who lived alone in the desert or in small groups. Practices[edit] Hesychasm[edit]

Taoist Music of the Wudang Mountain - China culture The Wudang Mountain was called Taihe Mountain in ancient times. Located in Shiyan City of Hubei Province, the mountain looks sublime and imposing, commanding the Danjiangkou reservoir and backing on Shennongjia forested area, with a continuous length over 400 km. It boasts 72 peaks. The elevation of its highest peak, Tianzhu Mountain, is 1612m. In the golden age of the Tang Dynasty, Five Dragon Shrine was initially built on Wudang Mountain. Since Taoism is a religion indigenous to China, it has traditional characteristic and rich ethnic style. Wudang Mountain Taoist music is an ensemble of palatial music and folk music. Smertestillende medicin og penne til at formilde indfødte Peru Raya, un anciano nahua. Más de la mitad de su pueblo fue aniquilado tras la apertura de su tierra a la exploración petrolífera. © Johan Wildhagen Los indígenas aislados en el sureste de Perú están siendo “sobornados” con calmantes y bolígrafos coincidiendo con la llegada de los gigantes energéticos que quieren abrir sus territorios a la exploración de gas natural. Survival International ha sabido que incluso miembros de INDEPA, la agencia gubernamental que debe proteger a los pueblos indígenas de Perú, han presionado a las comunidades para que se pueda investigar en la reserva en la que viven. Trabajadores del gigante gasístico argentino Pluspetrol han estado en la Reserva Kugapakori-Nahua, donde han llevado a cabo pruebas medioambientales para evaluar si el suelo es adecuado. Los indígenas aislados nanti viven en lo profundo de la Reserva Kugapakori-Nahua, y se encuentran amenazados por la invasión de sus tierras y las enfermedades. © Survival International Comparte esta noticia.

Secret plans for gas exploration in UNESCO World Heritage Site exposed Plans to explore for natural gas in the Nahua-Nanti Reserve threaten the uncontacted relatives of this Nanti man. © Survival International A report leaked to British newspaper The Guardian has revealed secret plans by Argentine gas giant Pluspetrol to explore for natural gas in an area inhabited by uncontacted tribes in southeast Peru. Plans to search for gas in one of Peru’s most important protected areas have been clouded in secrecy. But the leak exposes Pluspetrol’s intentions to work in both an uncontacted tribes’ reserve and the world-famous Manu national park. The leaked report, written by environmental agency Quartz Services S.A. unveils Pluspetrol’s hopes to expand operations beyond its current ‘block 88’ into an area that has been dubbed ‘Fitzcarrald.’ Quartz’s report states its mission ’will contribute not only to the continuity of activity on Block 88, but also to the development of the protected Manu National Park.’ © A. Share this news story

Guardians of biodiversity | Photographers' Blog By Diego Cortijo The jungle is a place too inhospitable to allow large human settlements, or that’s what we have always believed until now. New archaeological discoveries tell of highly developed cultures that have lived in the heart of the jungle. The myths of ancient cultures and places lost deep in the jungle may no longer be myths in light of these new discoveries. With this proposal I began my second expedition to the Amazon rainforest as a member of the Spanish Geographic Society, to try to learn about and document unknown places in the jungle. This was a grueling expedition that began in Brazil and ended up in the Peruvian Amazon. But through all this, I never imagined that a simple pause in the jungle to visit our good friend Nicolas Flores would initiate a global media frenzy. On the second day in the community, Shaco heard a noise, as if he had been summoned. The first moments were tense, and my senses were heightened as I tried to notice any strange movement.

Interior Design Trends 2011 Are you curious to know what do the new trends for the 2011 look like? Have some brief impression from what I have found: According to Heimtextil Trend there will be four trend topics: Sobriety – a return to the essential and traditional - short-lived, seasonal trends end and consistent value begins; the new consumer landscape is characterised by quality, longevity, sustainability and significance. Designers are researching forgotten skills and traditional craftsmanship is making a comeback; - Serenity, Classic Modernity and Minimal Luxury trends are also part of this topic. Mix Mash combines the high-tech with craftsmanship, new with old UTILITY - For Utility Lux designers have taken their inspiration from standardizsed industry and commercial fitments to create a refined look.Function is first. Wilderness – back to where we came from One of the best examples is TreeHotel - Treehouses in woodland setting! More trends and examples will follow soon - visit regularly.

Verdensrekord: Svømmer 76 meter i badebukser under is For de fleste vil alene tanken om at stikke tæerne i en tilfrossen grønlandsk sø få kuldegysningerne til at bølge op gennem kroppen. Men for den danske fridykker Stig Serverinsen, er det aldrig nok, at holde sig til det, der er normalt. - Jeg har lige været i Grønland, for at slå en ny verdensrekord. Se også: Fascinerende: Stig kan tænke sit hjerte langsomt Det lange dyk under den grønlandske is uden iltflaske, ville tage livet af de fleste. - Når jeg sidder med benene i vandet og er parat til at hoppe i, så nyder jeg det. - Jeg har gjort alt, hvad jeg kan, så jeg ved, at jeg er klar, forklarer den danske fridykker. Se også: Dykker går i panik på 18 meters dybde Også når han er kommet ned i vandet og ind under den metertykke is, nyder Stig turen. - På de sidste 15-20 meter er kroppen ved at brænde sammen. - Selv om det gør ondt, så nytter det ikke noget at skære tænder og tænke sure tanker, for det tilføjer ikke noget positivt. Se også: Hajer er mere end velkomne på kendt dykkersted

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