Freemasonry Freemasonry is a fraternal organisation that traces its origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons, which from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of masons and their interaction with authorities and clients. The degrees of freemasonry, its gradal system, retain the three grades of medieval craft guilds, those of Apprentice, journeyman or fellow (now called Fellowcraft), and Master Mason. These are the degrees offered by craft, or blue lodge Freemasonry. The basic, local organisational unit of Freemasonry is the lodge. Masonic Lodge Palazzo Roffia, Lodge in Italy set out for French (Moderns) ritual The Masonic Lodge is the basic organisational unit of Freemasonry. The bulk of Masonic ritual consists of degree ceremonies. Most lodges have some sort of social calendar, allowing Masons and their partners to meet in a less ritualised environment. Often coupled with these events is the obligation placed on every Mason to contribute to charity. History
10 TED Talks on predicting the future Art Playlist: 9 talks that give a new view of nature Most people rarely feel compelled to stare at grains of sand. But when those same grains are magnified hundreds of times and rendered in three dimensions, they appear like individual pieces of colored glass crafted by a skilled artist — no two pieces the same. Playlist A TEDx playlist: 6 talks that became phenomena As of this week, more than 20,000 TEDxTalks have been given at 5,000+ events held in 137 countries around the globe.
Aviation Weather Cameras - Home Cleantech News — Solar, Wind, EV News (#1 Source) | CleanTechnica Transition to the New Order Described as the great dhalang ("puppet master"), Sukarno drew power from balancing the opposing and increasingly antagonistic forces of the army and Indonesian Communist Party (PKI). By 1965, the PKI extensively penetrated all levels of government and gained influence at the expense of the army. On September 30, 1965, six of the military's most senior officers were killed in an action (generally labeled an "attempted coup") by the so-called 30 September Movement, a group from within the armed forces. Within a few hours, Major General Suharto mobilized forces under his command and took control of Jakarta. Anti-communists, initially following the army's lead, went on a violent purge of communists throughout the country, killing an estimated half million people and destroying the PKI, which was officially blamed for the crisis. Background Sukarno, President of Indonesia (1945-1967) in undated photo From the late 1950s, political conflict and economic deterioration worsened.
Science Daily: News & Articles in Science, Health, Environment & Technology Mysteries of the Pineal Gland….Unlocked | EFHerne's Renaissance Thoughts ~~~~~ Please Re-Post article by Linking to my site ~~~~~ KNOWLEDGE IS POWER ~ Spread the Word!!! Mysteries of the Pineal Gland….Unlocked The POWER of the Pineal Gland ~ Was Acknowledged and Acclaimed by the Egyptians…and Believed to Be “The Seat of the Soul” There are some extrordinary reasons for this…. This amazing, tiny gland regulates Endocrine function, and according to research it secretes Seratonin, Melatonin & Dimethyltryptamine. DMT has been found in studies to be secreted in it’s highest levels during birth, dreams, and when we die. For those questioning “the Soul,” I have only this to offer: we are now able to measure thoughts with Hertz. Smash a radio and the station continues to exists ~ as do you if your brain ceases to function. Your brain is a receiver of Your Soul’s Energy. Your eye’s visions are reflected through, around or off of the Pineal Gland via your optic nerves. The Egyptians revered this gland, along with all others. Fine Bone China Fluoride Salts used in Mexico Dr.
These 31 charts will destroy your faith in humanity Earlier this week, Rob Wile of Business Insider posted his graph-heavy opus: "31 Charts That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity." Naturally, we here at Wonkblog were all eager to see the results. But we'd quibble a bit with Wile's interpretations of the data. His charts all struck us as horrible news. So we're re-analyzing them here with the proper, gloom-heavy spin: 1) Inter-state wars are on the rise since 2002. Systemic Peace 2) Dictatorships still exist: 3) We haven't eradicated human slavery: It's Getting Better All The Time / Stephen Moore & Julian Simon 4) People around the world are becoming just as lazy as the French: "The Improving State of the World" (c) Cato Institute 2007. 5) Look at all the frivolous crap we're spending money on: 6) Pretty much everyone in the United States can now read Fifty Shades of Grey: 7) More 77-year-olds are dying than ever before: 8) We vanquished infectious disease only to find more horrible ways to die: 11) We're still shooting each other all the time:
Shy Teens Take It Slow While Getting To Know Each Other | Dear Abby | Columns DEAR ABBY: There is a guy that I kind of like at school, but he's really shy and doesn't really talk to anybody. I have talked to him a couple times, and he's really nice and has good manners. He sits with me and my group every day at lunch, and I see him around school. I say hi to him every time, but I'm not really getting any results. I would really love some guidance. -- SHY TEEN IN CALIFORNIA DEAR SHY TEEN: I think you are doing everything you can right now without scaring him off. DEAR ABBY: I just want people to know you can succeed in raising your kids as a single parent if you put your mind to it. DEAR LOYAL READER: Congratulations on a job well done. DEAR ABBY: My mother is 70. The problem is, a relative keeps asking her to baby-sit her 5- and 7-year-old sons. I have told this relative that Mom shouldn't be watching the kids, but she refuses to listen. What you have described could be a recipe for disaster, and I am shocked at the irresponsibility of that mother.
List of 9 free educational websites by: True Activist. With internet, access to free education is possible, but with increasingly restrictive copyright laws and incompatible technologies its potential is hindered. Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. It is vital to have access to free education so below we created a list of nine websites where you can access these free resources. When educational resources are digital and openly licensed under Creative Commons licenses, they can be shared with everyone for the marginal cost of $0. Textbooks, courses, and lesson plans become free and easy to find, share, customize, and combine. Many institutions have recorded on-campus lectures and published them as OER licensed with Creative Commons. 1. MIT has their own MIT YouTube channel where recorded lectures are uploaded. 3. 4. 5. 7. 9. Sources :
The Secret Lives of Elves and Faeries: The Truth behind the Story of Rev Robert Kirk Born in 1644 in Aberfoyle, a parish of Perthshire, Scotland, Reverend Robert Kirk is remembered for apparently making great strides in bridging the gap between the human and faery realms. He was the seventh son of his parents James and Mary, and went on to become a very intelligent, studious man. Attending the University of St. Andrews and the University of Edinburgh for his Bachelor's and Master's degrees respectively, Kirk chose to follow in his father's footsteps by becoming an Episcopal minister in Scotland. In the Christian world, he is known for having completed and published one of the first translations of the Bible into Gaelic, the native language of Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. But aside from his work in the realm of humans, Kirk had spent much of his life enamored and immersed in the tales of faeries. What Reverend Robert Kirk is most known for, though his Biblical works were pertinent in his time, is the legacy of the faery race that he left behind. By Ryan Stone