How to Practice Drawing — Study To get better as an artist you need to establish a practice, and do it right. The core of this practice is the Study Phase. The Study Phase is meant to be a mental workout. When you push yourself past your comfort zone in a physical workout, you body adapts and becomes stronger. The same is true of a mental workout. Be prepared. To make herself stronger, an athlete needs resistance. I ran upon this image recently that summed things up really well: Image from a presentation by John K, Nick Cross and Marlo Meekins. If I could be so bold as to make a modification on bit of advice from some of best animation artists out there: Study of Life and Study of Other Artists should come before Imagination. Now we know what are tools are, this is how we use them: Create a Library Start creating a library of art that looks like the stuff you want to do. List Your Skills Start to list skills you’ve identified from looking at your library. Choose a Focus Choose one skill you would like to study. Take Note
What is the Mandate of Heaven in China? Answer: The "Mandate of Heaven" is an ancient Chinese philosophical concept, which originated during the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BCE). The Mandate determines whether an emperor of China is sufficiently virtuous to rule; if he does not fulfill his obligations as emperor, then he loses the Mandate and thus the right to be emperor. There are four principles to the Mandate:1) Heaven grants the emperor the right to rule,2) Since there is only one Heaven, there can only be one emperor at any given time,3) The emperor's virtue determines his right to rule, and,4) No one dynasty has a permanent right to rule. Signs that a particular ruler had lost the Mandate of Heaven included peasant uprisings, invasions by foreign troops, drought, famine, floods and earthquakes. Although the Mandate of Heaven sounds superficially similar to the European concept of the "Divine Right of Kings," in fact it operated quite differently. The Mandate of Heaven in Action: Effects of the Mandate of Heaven Idea
Ancient China Religions, Ancient Chinese Religious Beliefs Advert Ancient China Religion: History has witnessed that religion has always evolved with the evolution of different civilizations and various beliefs have come and disappeared along with the disappearance of a particular civilization. Ancient China has also witnessed many religious practices. Ancient Chinese forms of worship has much similarity to Hinduism as even in Ancient China spirit gods were worshipped according to different things present in nature( for example fire, soil, water). Emperors have been known to have had courtrooms in the memory of their ancestors. Priests were highly specialized and were treated as mediators between god and human beings. The Concepts of Taoism and Confucianism developed in China and spread all over. Though he had no intention to establish a religion, however the guidelines he framed came to be followed by people from a religious perspective. It asks people to follow Tao which means dont force the nature to do something it was not meant to do.
Zhou Dynasty, Zhou Dynasty History, History of Ancient China, China's dynasties Era Information Time: 1027 B.C.-221B.C.Location of Capital:Hao, near the city of Xian, Shannxi ProvinceEmperors: Twelve kings for eleven dynasties Replaced by:Spring and Autumn Period According to Chinese accounts, Zhou was built by a chieftain of a tribe called Zhou. The chieftain overthrew Shang’s last ruler and build the Zhou dynasty. He settled down in Hao, a city near today’s Xi’an city in Shannxi province. Take a Xian Tours to experience the historical site. Zhou dynasty has lasted for a long time from 1027B.C. to 221B.C. The Zhou Dynasty originated from the Zhou clan whose existence stretches back into history. At that time, the Shang Dynasty was under the rule of King Zhou. After Zhou Wenwang died, his son Ji Fa (Zhou Wuwang) succeeded him. The achievements during the Zhou Dynasty in economy, politics, science and culture, were much more illustrious than any which occurred during the Shang Dynasty.
Sumerian Gods and Goddesses Sumerian Gods Is Anu holding the symbolic Holy Grail of a Bloodline he created? British Museum Nephilim, Anunnaki - Royal Bloodline - Creators "Those who from Heaven to Earth came" The Sumerian King List allegedly recorded all the rulers of Earth over 400,000 years who were said to be gods, demigods, or immortals ... or one soul playing all the roles. In Sumerian Mythology the Anunnaki were a pantheon of good and evil gods and goddesses (duality) who came to Earth to create the human race. Talismans | Kabbalah | Amulets Creating Bloodlines According to Ancient Alien Theory, the Anunnaki, and other alien groups, came to Earth and seeded the human race in many variations. Physical evidence of ancient astronauts is found throughout the planet, leading one to conclude that different races visited here at different periods in Earth's history, or the same aliens return and set up various programs (civilizations) in which they could remain and experience. These would include: Middle East, Egypt, India,
Tibetan Reiki symbols and other variants undefined These are Tibetan Reiki symbols used in healing systems and derived from Vajrayana. Different variant names have been given to these systems such as Vajra Reiki, or Seichim Reiki etc. Use them whenever you feel the need for them , or meditate on each. These are powerful symbols and frequent use in your daily self-healing practice is not advisable. Remember to draw the Power symbol after drawing any of the symbol to embed the symbol deep. Karuna Reiki - Karuna Reiki Training and Symbols Karuna Reiki can be defined as a progression of Usui Reiki. It is a type of Reiki that is based on the original Usui Reiki concepts, which has been enhanced considerably by Reiki Master William Lee Rand. Karuna Reiki is a modern addition to the ancient art of Reiki healing, which has been widely used since the mid-19th century. William Lee Rand, the person behind Karuna Reiki, is an American Reiki Master who lived in Hawaii before transferring to Michigan. The development of Karuna Reiki was actually an accident. He filed this information until he found the chance to introduce it to his students. Karuna Reiki is regarded to be more powerful that Usui Reiki. While deemed powerful by most, some Reiki masters think that this new system dilutes the purity of Usui Reiki, instead of enhancing it. Karuna Reiki is an evolution of Usui Reiki. Karuna Reiki can be learned by every Reiki Master, regardless of his lineage.
Reiki Karuna symbols - Reiki Karuna masters Reiki Karuna is regarded to be a development of the Usui Reiki. As such, only certified Reiki Usui Masters are allowed to train under it. Established by the American Reiki Master William Lee Rand, Reiki Karuna is believed to be more powerful than Reiki Usui in all aspects. It also uses symbols of its own that can be used along with the ones used in traditional Reiki Usui. Harth is the chief symbol of Karuna Reiki. It represents never-ending compassion, truth, love, beauty, balance, and harmony. Gnosa pertains to the spiritual and mystical knowledge obtained from God. On a deeper level, it is the one that lifts a person's consciousness to create a direct connection with the Creator. Zonar is Reiki Karuna's symbol for eternity or infinity. Halu is the symbol of truth, love, and beauty. It can restore harmony and balance in a person's life. Rama may mean God or Ram. Kriya pertains to balance. Shanty signifies peace. This symbol is used to free a person from the clutches of the past.
qu'est-ce que la conscience? totalement indépendante de toute activité mentale. La faculté de la Conscience nous permet d'obtenir la connaissance de nous-mêmes. La Conscience nous confère une connaissance intégrale de ce que l'on est, d'où nous venons, de ce que l'on sait réellement et de ce qu'on ignore vraiment. La Psychologie Révolutionnaire enseigne que seul l'homme lui-même peut parvenir à la connaissance de lui-même. Nous seuls pouvons savoir si, à un moment donné, nous sommes conscients ou non. Seul l'homme lui-même, et personne d'autre que lui, peut se rendre compte qu'il a été conscient, l'espace d'un moment, et qu'avant cet instant il n'était pas réellement conscient, qu'il avait sa Conscience très endormie. Il est essentiel de savoir que la Conscience, chez l'animal rationnel, n'est pas quelque chose de continu, de permanent. La vie de l'être humain est une vie de rêve, mais il croit qu'il est éveillé et jamais il n'admettrait qu'il est en train de rêver, qu'il a la Conscience endormie.
Buddhism and Death The Great Unmentionable (Note: It is still often thought today that any form of belief in an afterlife is "unscientific." To disarm any criticisms on that score, readers are referred to the Appendix in which the question is briefly treated.) It is sometimes said that Death today has replaced Sex as "The Great Unmentionable," and certainly it is, for most people, an uncomfortable subject which they do not care to think about overmuch. Yet if there is one thing that is certain in life it is that we shall all die, sooner or later. There was once a creed which declared: "Millions Now Living Will Never Die," and it had great appeal — but all those who first heard it proclaimed are now dead. The Traditional Christian View This asserts that man has an immortal soul, created by God. The Modern Secular View According to this view, which usually claims to be "scientific," man is just another animal and, like the animals in the Christian view, simply perishes totally at physical death. Repression
Buddhist View on Death and Rebirth Buddhist View on Death and Rebirth ...Ven. Thich Nguyen Tang... --- o0o --- As a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, working as a Buddhist chaplain at several of Melbourne's hospitals and as well as Melbourne assessment prison, I have witnessed many personal tragedies faced by the living and of course the very process of dying and that of death and many of these poor people faced their death with fear, with misery and pain before departing this world. Death and the impermanence of life In the teaching of the Buddha, all of us will pass away eventually as a part in the natural process of birth, old-age and death and that we should always keep in mind the impermanence of life. To Buddhism, however, death is not the end of life, it is merely the end of the body we inhabit in this life, but our spirit will still remain and seek out through the need of attachment, attachment to a new body and new life. Grieving Karma According to Buddhism, our lives and all that occurs in our lives is a result of Karma.
Death First published Wed May 22, 2002; substantive revision Tue May 26, 2009 This article considers several questions concerning death and its ramifications. First, what constitutes death? It is clear enough that people die when their lives end, but less clear what constitutes the ending of a person's life. Second, in what sense might death or posthumous events harm us? Third, what is the case for and the case against the harm thesis, the claim that death can harm the individual who dies, and the posthumous harm thesis, according to which events that occur after an individual dies can still harm that individual? Fourth, how might we solve the timing puzzle? A fifth controversy concerns whether all deaths are misfortunes or only some. A final controversy concerns whether or not the harmfulness of death can be reduced. 1. Death is life's ending. Let us add that ‘the ending of life’ is itself potentially ambiguous. 1.1 The Permanence of Death ‘Death’ is also unclear in at least two ways. 2.
hermit’s thatch › Tagore on death Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) wrote essays, plays, stories, and poems, all of which gather a mature Hindu philosophy of life into a cornucopia of lyric depth and expression. Yet the death poems are especially attractive, perhaps because they reflect deep emotional links to far-flung cultures and peoples everywhere. Death is universal but reflections on death must be likewise in order to reach the standards of art and ring authentic. In the death poems, Tagore adds an existential dimension that other writings need not have. We want to read the soaring and beautiful Sadhana on a different plain, and the pungent dramas and lyric poems. Lyricism marks the death poems, reflective of similar efforts of poets and artists treating this theme. One set is titled On the Shores of Eternity, assembled by Deepak Chopra. He went to the core of inner silence. Here is the poem to which Chopra alluded, “The Stars Look On”: From time to time I feel the moment for travel has come.
Francisco Varela : Human Consciousness : Articles ‘Neurophenomenology : A Methodological Remedy for the Hard Problem’ Journal of Consciousness Studies, "Special Issues on the Hard Problems", J.Shear (Ed.) June 1996. HTML Version ‘The Specious Present: A Neurophenomenology of Time Consciousness’ To appear in:J.Petitot, F.J.Varela, J. HTML Version PDF Version The Gesture of Awareness - An account of its structural dynamics N. PDF Version First-person Methodologies: What, Why, How? Francisco J. HTML Version