Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mikhail Shemyakin biography

Mikhail Shemyakin paintings Russian sculptor
Mikhail Mikhaylovich Shemyakin was born 4 May 1943 in Moscow, age 65 now. He is a Russian , ethnic Kabardian. He is a painter, stage designer, sculptor and publisher, and a controversial representative of the nonconformist art tradition of St. Petersburg.
Shemyakin was born to a military family and spent his early years in the East Germany. His family returned to the Soviet Union in 1957 and he studied at the secondary school of art affiliated with the Il’ya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg.
Mikhail Shemyakin Peter the Great sculptor
Mikhail Shemyakin Peter the Great monumentPhoto (c) by Author Sergey Galchenkov from wiki, this file is licensed under the Creative Commons.
Later he got a job at the Hermitage Museum. With his colleagues from the museum he organized an exhibition in 1964. He called its contents "metaphysical syntenism". With this group of artists he walked into an office of a highly ranked bureaucrat of the Communist Party and audaciously presented his manifest. In consequence he and the head of the museum lost their jobs. Shemyakin was sent to mental hospital on several occasions. At those times this was an usual way of "treating" the ones who disagreed with the Communist Party. Between the periods that he spent in the mental institute, he worked at different jobs, as a postman for example, and presented his artworks in a variety of places - wherever he could. This is how he lived until he was expelled for failing to conform to the Socialist Realism norms in 1971.
After leaving the Soviet Union, he settled in France until he moved to New York City in 1981. While in Paris, France, he published Apollon-77, which was an almanac of post-Stalinist art, poetry and photography.
His work often exhibits the surreal grotesque, portraying the world as a colourful carnival, intimidating the viewer in its terrifying metamorphoses.
Shemyakin is said to have led an anarchic, bohemian life, and the poet Andrey Voznesensky described him as the "black prince of the Russian underworld".
The children victims of adult vices, indifference.Picture (c) by Author Lvova from wiki
Children are victims of vices of adults " by Mihail Shemyakin, Moscow,Russia

Interestingly, Shemyakin, though Russian born, signs all his works in his French name, “M. Chemiakine”, though when titled, his artwork is always in Russian. Also, the place of his signature varies from canvas to canvas either in the lower right or lower left corners, though it is always on the bottom of the canvas.
Mikhail Shemjakin Gofmaniada
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Currently, Shemyakin is in Russia, working with director Stanislav Sokolov and the studio Soyuzmultfilm to create a stop motion-animated feature film based on the tales of E.T.A. Hoffmann, called Gofmaniada. The earliest that the film is expected to be released is in 2008.
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Sunday, November 30, 2008

the henry ford the model t and the automobile 1914

Henry Ford was the American industrialist, the owner of a factory on manufacture of automobiles. His slogan was « the automobile for everybody » - factory of Ford out the cheapest automobiles in the beginning of epoch of motor industry. Ford Motor Company exists and to this day. He was born July, 30 1863 and died April, 7 1947.
Henry Ford was very strong person with deep philosophical belief. He was ready to turn all world and to force all to worship himself.
Henry Ford, 1963 cast after 1937 original, by Hans Wollner, Bronze.
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Ford's the approach criticized for "depersonalization"; in the parody form he is described in Aldous Huxley's novel "Brave New World" about marvellous the new world. where the society is organized by conveyor principle of Ford .People share on five categories: the alpha, beta, scale, delta and epsilon - the letters of the Greek alphabet and conducts chronology from the date of his birth. Instead of expression to "it - Ford's" "really" is accepted. It is accepted to be christened by the letter "T" in honour of the automobile of model "T".
the Biography of Henry Ford is described in stories by Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. « Automobile king ».
Henry Ford was known also for that for the first time began to use the industrial conveyor. Contrary to a popular belief, the conveyor introduced and before, however Henry Ford has created first commercially successful line. Book of Ford « my life, my achievements » is classical work on the scientific organization of work
His book « my life, my achievements » is a catechism mechanics - romanticism. His ideas and methods of the organization the manufactures described in the given book, are introduced into activity of thousand enterprises. Sustained about 100 editions in tens countries of the world the autobiographical book of "father" of motor industry of USA is written brightly, figuratively, vigorously and inspiredly. It contains the richest material, in many respects representing historical interest, but in a lot of relations keeping a urgency for economists, engineers, designers, psychologists, sociologists, heads and organizers of manufacture.
After introduction of conveyor manufacture of Henry Ford has found possible to introduce at the enterprise six-day working week, that is became the person which "has thought up" day off.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

how many major pyramids are located at giza Cairo in Egypt

The Egyptian pyramids are pyramid shaped structures located in Egypt, and were built as a tomb for dead kings called pharaohs.They were also built for noblemen. There are over 100 Egyptian pyramids, most of which were built during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods. The first Egyptian pyramid was the Pyramid of Djozer which was built during the third dynasty under King Djozer. The pyramid was designed by Imhotep as a tomb for the King. The best known Egyptian pyramids are the Giza pyramids which are recognized among the largest structures ever built and are the only remaining monuments of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
picture (c) Author MesserWoland from wiki
Giza is the location of the Pyramid of Khufu (also known as the "Great Pyramid" and the "Pyramid of Cheops"); the somewhat smaller Pyramid of Khafre (or Kephren); the relatively modest-sized Pyramid of Menkaure (or Mykerinus), along with a number of smaller satellite edifices known as "Queen's pyramids"; and the Great Sphinx.
Of the three, only Khafre's pyramid retains part of its original polished limestone casing, near its apex. This pyramid appears larger than the adjacent Khufu pyramid by virtue of its more elevated location, and the steeper angle of inclination of its construction — it is, in fact, smaller in both height and volume.
The Giza Necropolis has been a popular tourist destination since antiquity, and was popularized in Hellenistic times when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Today it is the only one of those wonders still in existence.
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

free money magic secrets identity submitter

The decision of monetary problems.
With the help of a pear it is possible to do magic operation and by that to adjust monetary problems.
On Saturday break the hands a ripe pear if you do not have such opportunity can buy on a market, having overpaid there are some money. On two monetary denominations write the name, turn in a tubule. Cut a pear on two half, take out sunflower seeds and put there denominations. Then connect two half, having pierced their perfected match. Put a pear in an oven that it has baked, then turn in laurel leaves and put for night within five days under a pillow.
This way effective, will see literally in day after performance of magic procedure to you money will arrive.

For increase of incomes.
For increase of incomes can take advantage in such a way.
the Thirteenth go in church and buy thirteen the most expensive candles. Delivery give a beggar. Having come home, with the back of the hand throw money to a floor and do not collect till morning. It is desirable to not receive visitors this day and in general to nobody to open a door.
in the Morning, not washing, not brushing the hair and not having breakfast, collect money in a handkerchief and strong fasten. Take with itself for work and put in a table.
A bit later you should notice, how your monetary incomes sharply will increase.
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Money magic spells.
Money magic spells candle burn.
Gold monetary spells.
The deep bowl, vase or pot and red candle will be necessary for you. Put a pot near to a door and each day at five put in it on a coin. Do it within six days. Put the first coin, tell:
Flow, money, sparkle to make rich me wish.
put the second coin, tell the same words. And put other coins, make:
money - money , you - force mine, do not leave, do not leave at difficult o'clock of me.
When all will be made, put a pot with money to a table in the evening, lay out from them a magic circle. Then to light candle also put it in the centre of a circle in small glass with salt. Look, not coming off, on a flame of a candle and represent, that from coins in a flame there is an alive energy. Reject all ideas. Do not think of duties, taxes and other financial troubles. Use all boundless imagination, present itself rich and happy.
Through 15 - 20 minutes can go to sleep, the candle should burn down without you. In the morning collect the rests of a candle and throw out, and coins combine back in a pot and some more days make this operation.
After that money should come to you, and you completely will get rid of financial problems. Only remember what to make it it is possible only once.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

maryann acker Linda Spalding Knife

Maryann Acker murder on her mind?
It is similar Ruskin within new century, Spalding excellent mixs her own life and her theme in this history of a sensational case of murder.
In 1982 as Linda Spalding was going to leave Hawaii and to undertake new life in Canada, she referred to the mode of operation of jury sitting for court above the young woman, accused in murder. Maryanna Acker is the Mormon, eighteen years, and married a fine hook and hustler, who towed her in life, which conducted finally Maryanna Acker, who still in prison, and begins trip to memory, to turbulences of destiny, which two lifes downwards such various trajectories to kill on a slope above one of the most beautiful coast of Hawaii.
Twenty years later, Spalding will come across across magazine which she kept through test, traces. A history Maryanna acker, but it also Spalding, as overlapping of the author and a theme. Similarly to John Ruskin's work, letter
Linda Spalding excellent combines the curriculum vitae with examination of an external theme and, thus, offers us deep understanding whims of human heart.
Words With Presents Linda Spalding

Linda Spalding was born 25 June 1943. She is a Canadian writer and editor. Born in Topeka, Kansas the daughter of Jacob Alan Dickinson and Edith Senner, she lived in Mexico and Hawaii before moving to Toronto, Ontario in 1982.
She has two daughters, Esta and Kristin Spalding, from her first marriage to photographer Philip Spalding. Linda Spalding is currently married to Canadian novelist Michael Ondaatje; Linda, Esta and Michael are also on the editorial board of the literary magazine Brick.
Spalding has also taught creative writing at Humber College's School for Writers.
Daughters of Captain Cook (1987)
The Paper Wife (1994)
Riska (1999)
A Dark Place in the Jungle: Following Leakey's Last Angel into Borneo (1999)
The Brick Reader - (1999) (edited with Michael Ondaatje)
Lost Classics - (2000, Knopf Canada; ISBN 0-676-97299-3) (edited with Michael Redhill, Esta Spalding and Michael Ondaatje)
Who Named The Knife (2005)
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Sunday, October 5, 2008

lost book of nostradamus

Lost Book of Nostradamus on The History Channel Apocalypse
Michel de Nostredame (aged 62) was born 14 December 1503 or 21 December 1503 and died 2 July 1566, usually Latinized to Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He is best known for his book Les Propheties (The Prophecies), the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this book, which has rarely been out of print since his death, Nostradamus has attracted an enthusiastic following who, along with the popular press, credits him with predicting many major world events.
In contrast, most academic sources maintain that the associations made between world events and Nostradamus's quatrains are largely the result of misinterpretations or mistranslations (sometimes deliberate) or else are so tenuous as to render them useless as evidence of any genuine predictive power. Moreover, none of the sources listed offers any evidence that anyone has ever interpreted any of Nostradamus's quatrains specifically enough to allow a clear identification of any event in advance.
Nevertheless, interest in the work of this prominent figure of the French Renaissance is still considerable, especially in the media and in popular culture, and the prophecies have in some cases been assimilated to the results of applying the alleged Bible Code, as well as to other purported.
Lost Book of Nostradamus on The History Channel
He Saved His Biggest Predictions For Last. A mysterious book of cryptic prophecies discovered at the National Library has evidence to suggest that it is the final work of the most famous and controversial prophet in the history of the world, Nostradamus. Even more startling than the discovery of the book though, are the warnings it contains, which were so blasphemous and frightening in their time that they may have been intentionally suppressed until now.

The Prophecies. In this book he compiled his collection of major, long-term predictions. The first installment was published in 1555. The second, with 289 further prophetic verses, was printed in 1557. The third edition, with three hundred new quatrains, was reportedly printed in 1558, but nowadays only survives as part of the omnibus edition that was published after his death in 1568. This version contains one unrhymed and 941 rhymed quatrains, grouped into nine sets of 100 and one of 42, called "Centuries".
Given printing practices at the time (which included type-setting from dictation), no two editions turned out to be identical, and it is relatively rare to find even two copies that are exactly the same. Certainly there is no warrant for assuming – as would-be "code-breakers" are prone to do – that either the spellings or the punctuation of any edition are Nostradamus' originals.
The Almanacs. By far the most popular of his works, these were published annually from 1550 until his death. He often published two or three in a year, entitled either Almanachs (detailed predictions), Prognostications or Presages (more generalized predictions).
Nostradamus was not only a diviner, but a professional healer, too. It is known that he wrote at least two books on medical science. One was an alleged "translation" of Galen, and in his so-called Traité des fardemens (basically a medical cookbook containing, once again, materials borrowed mainly from others), he included a description of the methods he used to treat the plague — none of which, not even the bloodletting, apparently worked. The same book also describes the preparation of cosmetics.
A manuscript normally known as the Orus Apollo also exists in the Lyon municipal library, where upwards of 2,000 original documents relating to Nostradamus are stored under the aegis of Michel Chomarat. It is a purported translation of an ancient Greek work on Egyptian hieroglyphs based on later Latin versions, all of them unfortunately ignorant of the true meanings of the ancient Egyptian script, which was not correctly deciphered until the advent of Champollion in the 19th century.
Since his death only the Prophecies have continued to be popular, but in this case they have been quite extraordinarily so. Over two hundred editions of them have appeared in that time, together with over 2000 commentaries. Their popularity seems to be partly due to the fact that their vagueness and lack of dating make it easy to quote them selectively after every major dramatic event and retrospectively claim them as hits.
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Monday, June 16, 2008

How to make your dream really? Vadim Zealand transurfing

Vadim Zeeland Reality transferring Little is known about Vadim Zeeland. He stated in his autobiography that he used to be a quantum mechanics physicist and later computer technologist. According to his own words he prefers not to become personally known celebrity.
Vadim Zeeland is a contemporary Russian mystic and author. He developed a theory and method of reality management called reality transferring. The theory is based on the concept of multiverse and on four dimensionalism. It also has some tenets in common with teachings of Buddhist teacher Tarthang Tulku. The practice contains a variant of lucid living and other methods. Some of them seem to be very similar to that of the Dzogchen teachings. Six books in Russian are published on the theory and practice.It agrees transurfing, the world represents a dual mirror, on which one side - habitual to us a reality, and on another - boundless space of variants. The space of variants is a certain information field which keeps all scripts of that was, is and will be. Theoretically, you can embody any script in a reality.
The person bewiched by a mirror, believes, that reflection in it is and there is a present reality. It looks in reflection, and life of it goes on current: any surprises from the life, any amazing concurrences and desperate rises. If to the fan of illusions something in reflection suited not taste, it very much tries to change a mirror. To what to spend forces? One more rule transurfing: that reflection has changed, it is necessary to change an image. Do not ask, do not achieve, and create.
Slides bring distortion in a reality. A popular example - " pink glasses " through which the validity sees in luscious - easygoing light. Perhaps the slide of " feeling of inferiority " is familiar to you, through which world sees angular and prickly, and associates, it seems, constantly chuckle at your lacks. Transurfing offers to replace negative slides positive.
The positive slide is an imagined picture of already achieved purpose. The slide is necessary for scrolling in consciousness regularly and with pleasure then the script chosen you will start to be realized, and in subconsciousness the tested emotions will precisely be printed. Through a slide of these emotions you henceforth also will look at the world. Be not too lazy to give a slide even twenty minutes in day, and your efforts, together with intention to operate and receive desirable, will create the present miracle.
Is in transurfing one more version of a slide. With its help you can equip an own slice of a dual mirror cosy. Vadim Zeland offers installation " my world cares of me ". There is enough within day at each opportunity to remind itself that your world cares of you, and soon the dual mirror will reflect the new validity. Than transurfing the statement differs from affirmation? You do not impose to own subconsciousness installation like " I achieve success " (though also it can appear reasonably useful), you give new quality to the world. Agree, it is always pleasant to shift a part of cares on shoulders of the omnipotent world.
You can receive everything, everything. When you have believed in the validity of this thesis and have resolutely gone to a way. You regularly scroll the slide, allow to care to the world of you and move to the purpose. How to behave this way?
First, be weakened and take pleasure. Quietly accept all displays of life, and do not deform reflection of the dual mirror of any sort by negative bursts. Do not give to anything including your purpose, too big value, do not experience and don't hurry. Vanity can spoil even the most ingenious dream, this same, that impatient hands to break off the not revealed bud.
Second, dare to be itself, and another - to be others. Let to go events by the turn. You create a new reality and who knows because of whom a corner it at last will appear? Do not criticize anybody and anything, take it easy and freely let the world to move in space of variants.
Thirdly, cease to react primitively, as an oyster. Rise little bit above on an evolutionary ladder. There was a unpleasant event? Instead of slamming shutters of a bowl, quietly and confidently tell: I "Allow". I allow also all here, without explanations and the reasons. Let things slide with reflection, I allow it to be such what is, and itself on the sly I form new. If to go on a way of "permission", you by all means will leave on the equal, covered, asphalted road - straight to your purpose.
The fourth .Trust in the world. What you will think, if get over the way is already rather impressive, and desirable both was not, and is not present? Most likely, decide, that all do incorrectly and all bad. As a rule, such ideas creep in shortly before finish but all of them and spoil. The mirror henceforth reflects your belief, that all goes not so, and you actually leave aside. Imagine the following conversation of reason with the world:
" - Listen, and whether there we go? Something of a toy shop to not see a lot.

" - Listen, and whether there we go? Something of a toy shop to not see a lot.
- Do not worry, my good, already soon.
- And when? Yes is not present, in my opinion, we have come in any gates.
- You so think?
- Well, precisely, we have lost the way!
- As you will tell, the smart guy, you know, I always agree ".
V.Zeeland " Apples fall in the sky "
Realize, that the choice made by you is the immutable law for the universe. The only thing, that from you is required - fixing on a ultimate goal. Do not think about means of achievement desirable, do not worry about money, the age and other nothing determinatives. Simply hold in consciousness the purpose, and go that track of the world, which to you will find under your legs.
We and truly are able to grant the desires, and magic wands here there is nothing. Only disappointed in everyone sorts mystic doctrines always will be more, than happy wizards. Any practice will not work if long to analyze its each thesis and to get down to business with severe gravity. Create the reality easily and in good mood.
Any practice will not work if to be lazy: to lay and only to dream. Transurfing does not promise miracles, and the world of anything do not owe you. Miracles create yours concentration, a sequence and determination... And still - desire to change (lazy, got used to go down stream and be content with average results) and the life (boring, ordinary, unfriendly). Your world has put by the whole lots of surprises and tasty sweets in pockets. It is high time to make friends with it and to go to the long-awaited purpose.

russia vadim zealand reality transurfing of reality

Transurfing of reality
Vadim Zeeland is rather the mysterious personality, and a little who knows something about him, a little who saw his photos. That he writes about himself:
« To me for forty. Before disintegration of the Union was engaged in researches in the field of quantum physics, then — computer technologies, now — books. I live in Russia. On a nationality — Russian or if is more exact, on a quarter the Estonian.
The rest has no any value, however, as well as all this. Concerning own successes I only can ascertain, that transferring operates faultlessly. But to advertise the private life I do not gather, as after that it will cease to be personal.
Wide popularity turns around against you if you give in to a temptation and get on a pedestal for a general review. At some peoples, for example, at the American Indians, exists поверье, that if someone has copied your portrait (has photographed), it has stolen a part of your soul. Certainly, it only superstition, but it was born not on an empty place. A product of personal creativity to distribute it is possible; to let out in circulation the person — never »
I do not know, how you, and I from the childhood dreamed of one - to operate even that slice of the world which is before eyes. From here love to fairy tales, magic wands from a neighbour's cherry and hundreds signs. It is necessary to think of desire and to pass blindly through any bridge, and it by all means will come true. Came true, to a word, it is far from being everything, but thirst to operate a reality has remained. It is constant and unsatiable, till now. Only now instead of a cherry magic wand - than practice is more serious. One of the most effective - Transferring Vadim Zeelanda.
We do not know, how all is arranged and for what is necessary to pull, that the world has changed. Someone searches for the answer in religion, someone in alternative mystic doctrines and only some understand, that all this - the same revelation told by different words. Any miracles, all answers are kept carefully with our subconsciousness and sometimes it gives us gifts - to the instruction on an embodiment of desires in life and other bases of magic. Someone will make of the idea which have visited it secret knowledge, someone religion, someone the next doctrine, and someone simply will start to put into practice it. Perhaps, therefore all below-mentioned will seem you vaguely familiar. And someone will tell, that always so veins, but did not know, that it - transferring.Search for transurfing of reality
Global universal laws are uniform for everything, and it is not important, which way you are going to follow them. Transferring - one such way. This doctrine without authorship and doctrines, without dedication and the rules. Vadim Zeeland does not attribute to itself authorship, he only tells that once has told him own subconsciousness. He - only a conductor, not clarified, not the Teacher. Probably, and it is necessary to share knowledge - as an ordinary miracle which each of us is capable to make. Because it is valid - it is capable.
What is role of intention in our life?
Perhaps, unique freedom which the person - freedom of a choice has. This thesis underlies transferring and thousand others mystic doctrines. Nobody forbids to you to choose that world in which it would be desirable to live, nobody forbids to choose any destiny.
Is, in the essence, two ways to receive desirable - to struggle very much and simply to choose. The first way good, is fascinating game, from which in delight millions people. The second way is combined by the simplicity: it means, that you can choose desirable destiny but to choose it is necessary resolutely, not in half-forces, with hundred-per-cent readiness really to receive desirable.
If struggle not for you and to receive desirable all the same it would be desirable, it is necessary for you to cease to dream. No to dream, certainly, it is possible, but only at a stage of definition of the purpose. As soon as the purposes are determined, action is entered with other law: dreams do not come true, come true intentions. What is the intention? Recollect iron intention to make something the forces. This intention internal. And whether it was necessary to you so resolutely and irrevocably something to want, how in the same second the world has a little changed, and through any time of circumstance so have successfully developed, what you only needed to go and take already belonging to you? It has worked external intention, and has worked, as usually, with hundred-per-cent accuracy.
The person spontaneously can start the mechanism of external intention in action, transferring teaches us to do it is realized and at any time. Intention is possible to define as " desire plus determination to have and operate ". If you will master this simple spell safely can alter a reality who you want: in your hands the universal formula of success will appear.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

summary of jonathan livingston seagull by richard bach the biography of Richard Bach Books

Richard David Bach was born June 23, 1936, Oak Park, Illinois. He is an American writer. He is widely known as the author of the hugely popular 1970s best-sellers Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Illusions, The Adventures Of A Reluctant Messiah and others.His books espouse his philosophy that our apparent physical limits and mortality are merely appearance. He claims to be a direct descendant of Johann Sebastian Bach. He is noted for his love of flying and for his books related to air flight and flying in a metaphorical context. He has pursued flying as a hobby since the age of 17.
summary of jonathan livingston seagull by richard bach
The novel tells the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a seagull who is bored with the daily squabbles over food and seized by a passion for flight. He pushes himself, learning everything he can about flying, until finally his unwillingness to conform results in his expulsion from his flock. An outcast, he continues to learn, becoming increasingly pleased with his abilities as he leads an idyllic life.

One day, Jonathan is met by two gulls who take him to a "higher plane of existence" (reminiscent of the beliefs of Chinese, in that there is no heaven but a better world found through perfection of knowledge), where he meets other gulls who love to fly. He discovers that his sheer tenacity and desire to learn make him "a gull in a million". Jonathan befriends the wisest gull in this new place, named Chiang, who takes him beyond his previous learning, teaching him how to move instantaneously to anywhere else in the universe. The secret, Chiang says, is to "begin by knowing that you have already arrived".
Not satisfied with his new life, Jonathan returns to Earth to find others like him, to bring them his learning and to spread his love for flight. His mission is successful, gathering around him others who have been outlawed for not conforming. Ultimately, one of his students, Fletcher Lynd Seagull, becomes a teacher in his own right and Jonathan leaves to continue his learning.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Bach espouses a consistent philosophy in his books: Our true nature is not bound by space or time, we are expressions of the Is, we are not truly born nor truly die, and we enter this world of Seems and Appearances for fun, learning, to share experiences with those we care for, to explore—and most of all to learn how to love and love again.
Bach had six children with his first wife, Bette. Bette typed and edited most of Richard's aviation writings. They divorced in 1970, because Richard didn't believe in marriage. Bette Bach Fineman, who remarried, is also a pilot, and the author of Patterns, about her life as a pilot and single mother. His son, Jonathan, is a journalist, who wrote a book about growing up without knowing his father, Richard; and then later meeting him as a college student. (Richard gave his approval; although he noted that it included some personal history he'd "rather not see in print"). Other children are Robert, a commercial airline pilot; Kristel; James, a computer expert and writer; and Erika. His youngest daughter, Bethany, was killed in an accident at the age of fifteen in 1985.

In 1977 Bach married actress Leslie Parrish whom he met during the making of the Jonathan Livingston Seagull movie. She was a major element in two of his subsequent books—The Bridge Across Forever and One—which primarily focused on their relationship and Bach's concept of soulmates. They divorced in 1999. Bach was married to his third wife, Sabryna Nelson-Alexopoulos in April 1999.
A little-known fact is that Richard Bach, a fan of the original Star Trek television series, also wrote a script for the unproduced Star Trek Phase II television series that was to be produced in the mid-1970s. It was entitled "Practice in Waking" (Episode 4). According to Harold Livingston, producer of the Phase II project, his script was one of the most popular story ideas among the Star Trek Phase II crew. They felt that Richard Bach would add a certain amount of class to the series and pave the way for new directions

Richard Bach Books
Stranger to the Ground (1963) Dell reprint (1990),
Biplane (1966) Dell Reprint (1990),
Nothing by Chance (1969) Dell Reprint 1990,
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970)
A Gift of Wings (1974) Dell Reissue (1989)
There's No Such Place As Far Away (1976) Delta (1998)
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
The Bridge Across Forever: A Love Story (1984) Dell Reissue (1989),
One (1988) Dell Reissue 1989,
Running from Safety (1995)
Out of My Mind (2000)
The Ferret Chronicles (five novellas):
Air Ferrets Aloft (2002)
Rescue Ferrets at Sea (2002)
Writer Ferrets: Chasing the Muse (2002)
Rancher Ferrets on the Range (2003)
The Last War: Detective Ferrets and the Case of the Golden Deed (2003)
Curious Lives: Adventures from the Ferret Chronicles (2005)
The book Curious Lives is in fact the above five Ferret Chronicles books collected in one volume, the only changes being changes to the titles of each of the five.
Flying: The Aviation Trilogy (2003)
Stranger to the Ground
Nothing by Chance
Messiah's Handbook: Reminders for the Advanced Soul (2004)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Secret book Rhonda Byrne review

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Rhonda Byrne was born 1955. She is an Australian television writer and producer, best known for her work, The Secret, a New Thought book and movie.
She has also been a producer for Sensing Murder. According to an article published by Australia's Herald Sun, Rhonda has also worked on the Australian TV series World's Greatest Commercials and Marry Me. In 2007, Byrne was listed among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World.
The Secret 20 minutes
This is the first 20 minutes of the global film phenomenon The Secret.

The Secret part 1 of 2

The Secret part 2 of 2

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The Secret Rhonda Byrne

Unleash your true individual spirit, that's been lying dormant inside you for years. Doing so will bring you abundance in every possible way, not just financial abundance, but emotional, physical, and spiritual. Do you realize you are capable of attracting the kind of people in your life that you deserve? Well, its time to change your life, Seriously. Most of us are born with this preconceived notion that you are who you are, and nothing can change that. Lets be honest you know down deep you strive to get more out of life. Well here's your chance, and all you need is the desire for change. Stop being a spectator in life, and put yourself in the game.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

summary of the alchemist by paolo coelho written book

writer Paolo Coelho books.
Paulo Coelho (age 60) was born August 24, 1947 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist.
He and his wife Christina live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil or in Saint Martin, Hautes-Pyrénées, France.
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His works have been translated into 66 languages and edited in more than 150 countries. Paulo Coelho is, amongst other accolades:
Member of the Board of the Shimon Peres Center for Peace
UNESCO special counsellor for “Intercultural Dialogues and Spiritual Convergences”
Board Member of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
Member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.
In June, 2007, Paulo Coelho announced on his internet blog The Experimental Witch Project. Impressed by the efforts of his fans to interpret his works, Paulo Coelho decided to harness their talents to make the collaborative film of The Witch of Portobello, his novel released in 2006-2007.
Marking the International Day of Peace, in September, 2007, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon designated Paulo Coelho as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace raising global awareness of the world body's work and ideals. Paulo Coelho seeks to promote intercultural dialogue in his position as Messenger. Through his Institute which he founded with his wife, Christina Oiticica, he helps underprivileged members of Brazil's society.
"I gladly accept this responsibility and am committed to do my best to work towards a better future for the current and next generations," said Mr. Coelho, who also serves as Special Counsellor for Intercultural Dialogues and Spiritual Convergences for the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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His fascination with the spiritual quest dates back to his hippie days, when he travelled the world learning about secret societies, oriental religions and mysticism.
As he confesses in an interview to Juan Arias, during that time he was introduced to the work of controversial English mystic Aleister Crowley, which influenced his collaboration with Raul Seixas. The influence extended not only to music, but also to plans for the creation of the "Alternative Society," which was to be an anarchist community in the state of Minas Gerais based on Crowley's premise: "'Do what thou wilt' shall be the whole of the Law." The project was considered subversive by members of the Brazilian military, which imprisoned all prospective members of the group. Coelho is reported to have been tortured during his imprisonment.
After a supernatural experience, described in later on his book The Valkyries, Coelho left the society.
Later in Holland he met a person (whom he would refer to as "J" throughout The Valkyries, The Pilgrimage and his website "Warriors of Light online") who changed his life and Coelho was driven towards Christianity. He said he became member of a Catholic group called Regnus Agnus Mundi, with J as its leader. However, the existence of the group is unverified since his own works are the only source while the Latin name is unverified. In 1986 he walked along the Road of Santiago, an ancient Spanish pilgrimage and his book The Pilgrimage describes his final initiation.
The book has been praised by different personalities ranging from Nobel Prize winner Kenzaburo Oe to the singer Madonna, who considers it one of her favourite books. It has equally inspired many projects – such as a musical in Japan, theatre plays in France, Belgium, USA, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland. It is also the theme of two symphonies (Italy and USA) and had its text illustrated by the famous French artist Moebius (author of the sceneries for the Fifth Element and Alien).

In 1982 Coelho published his first book, Hell Archives, which failed to make any kind of impact. In 1985 he contributed to the Practical Manual of Vampirism, although he later tried to take it off the shelves since he considered it “of bad quality”. In 1986, Paulo Coelho made the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage.
In the following year, Coelho published The Alchemist, which is based on Jorge Luis Borges' Tale of Two Dreamers, which in turn was based on a tale from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights. Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best-selling Brazilian books of all time. It has sold more than 41 million copies worldwide and has been translated into some 66 languages. It is also a movie-in-progress produced by Laurence Fishburne, who is a fan of Coelho.
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Coelho has sold over 100 million books in over 150 countries worldwide and his works have been translated into 66 languages (Goodyear, Dana (2007-05-07), "The Magus", The New Yorker. He has received numerous literary awards from a variety of countries, including La Légion d'honneur (France), Grinzane Cavour (Italy). In addition, he has written Maktub, which is a collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo, The Manual of the Warrior of Light, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, The Fifth Mountain, Veronika Decides to Die, The Devil and Miss Prym, Eleven Minutes, Like The Flowing River and The Valkyries. Despite the popularity of Coelho's works in Iran, his 2005 novel The Zahir was banned there, with 1,000 copies being confiscated, but a week later it appeared again in bookstores, according to his publisher Caravan. His latest book, The Witch of Portobello was released in 2006 – 2007.
He also adapted The Gift (Henry Drummond) and Love Letters of a Prophet (Khalil Gibran).
His books have appeared on bestseller lists in countries not only in Brazil but in the UK, the United States, France, Germany, Iran, Canada, Italy, Israel, Finland, Serbia, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Cuba, Poland and Lithuania. He is the all time best-selling Portuguese language author.
Coelho writes a weekly column published in more than 45 countries, including O Globo in Brazil, Akşam, a Turkish newspaper, and Freizeit, a weekly supplement published by the Austrian Kurier.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Thus Spoke Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was born October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900. He was a nineteenth-century German philologist and philosopher. He wrote critiques of religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy, and science, using a distinctive German language style and displaying a fondness for aphorism. Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. His style, and radical questioning of the value and objectivity of truth, raise considerable problems of interpretation, generating an extensive secondary literature in both continental and analytic philosophy. Nonetheless, his key ideas include interpreting tragedy as an affirmation of life, an eternal recurrence that has become subject to numerous interpretations, a reversal of Platonism, and a repudiation of (especially 19th-century) Christianity.

Nietzsche began his career as a philologist before turning to philosophy. At the age of 24 he became the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel, the youngest ever holder of this post, but resigned in 1879 due to health problems, which would plague him for most of his life. In 1889 he exhibited symptoms of a serious mental illness, living out his remaining years in the care of his mother and sister until his death in 1900.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra (German: Also sprach Zarathustra, sometimes translated Thus Spake Zarathustra), subtitled A Book for All and None (Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen), is a work by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885. It famously declares that "God is dead", elaborates Nietzsche's conception of the will to power, and serves as an introduction to his doctrine of eternal return.

Described by Nietzsche himself as "the deepest ever written", the book is a dense and esoteric treatise on philosophy and morality, featuring as protagonist a fictionalized Zarathustra. The text encompasses passages of poetry and song, often mocking Judaeo-Christian morality and tradition.

Nietzsche injects myriad ideas into the book, but there are a few recurring themes. The overman (Übermensch), a self-mastered individual who has achieved his full power, is an almost omnipresent idea in Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Man as a race is merely a bridge between animals and the overman. Nietzsche also makes a point that the overman is not an end result for a person, but more the journey toward self-mastery.

The eternal recurrence, found elsewhere in Nietzsche's writing, is also mentioned. The eternal recurrence is the idea that all events that have happened will happen again, infinitely many times. Such a reality can serve as the litmus test for an overman. Faced with the knowledge that he would repeat every action that he has taken, an overman would be elated as he has no regrets and loves life.

The will to power is the fundamental component of human nature. Everything we do is an expression of the will to power. The will to power is a psychological analysis of all human action and is accentuated by self-overcoming and self-enhancement. Contrasted with living for procreation, pleasure, or happiness, the will to power is the summary of all man's struggle against his surrounding environment as well as his reason for living in it.

Copious criticisms of Christianity can be found in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, in particular Christian values of good and evil and its purported lie of an afterlife. Nietzsche sees the complacency of Christian values as fetters to the achievement of overman as well as on the human spirit. Contrasting sharply with Christianity, Nietzsche praises lust, selfishness, while reproaching the rewarded concepts of pity and love for neighbors.

Nietzsche is considered unique among philosophers by some scholars for what is widely regarded as the power and effectiveness of his rhetorical style — particularly as manifested in Zarathustra. The indigestible "heaviness" long associated with German-language philosophy is eschewed, with puns and paradoxes abounding, and aphoristic brevity characteristic of parable and even poetry. The end result is a manner of writing which, being "pitched half-way between metaphor and literal statement", is "something quite extraordinary".

A vulnerability of Nietzsche's style is that his nuances and shades of meaning are very easily lost — and all too easily gained — in translation. The Übermensch is particularly problematic: the equivalent "Superman" found in dictionaries and in the translations by Thomas Common and R.J. Hollingdale may create an unfortunate association with the heroic comic-character "Superman", while simultaneously detracting from Nietzsche's repeated play on "über".

The "Übermensch" is the being that overcomes the "great nausea" associated with nihilism; that overcomes that most "abysmal" realization of the eternal return. He is the being that "sails over morality", and that dances over gravity (the "spirit of gravity" is Zarathustra's devil and archenemy). He is a "harvester" and a "celebrant" who endlessly affirms his existence, thereby becoming the transfigurer of his consciousness and life, aesthetically. He is initially a destructive force, excising and annihilating the insidious "truths" of the herd, and consequently reclaiming the chaos from which pure creativity is born. It is this creative force exemplified by the Übermensch that justifies suffering without displacing it in some "afterworld".

christian movies Andrei Tarkovsky biography interview

Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky (aged 54) was born April 4, 1932 in Zavrazhye, Soviet Union and died December 29, 1986 in Paris, France. He was a Russian film director, writer and opera director. Although Tarkovksy directed only seven feature films during his twenty-year active career, he is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of the late 20th century. He attained critical acclaim for directing such films as Andrei Rublev, Solaris and Stalker.

Tarkovsky also worked extensively as a screenwriter, film editor, film theorist and theater director. He directed most of his films in the Soviet Union, with the exception of his last two films which were produced in Italy and Sweden. His films are characterized by Christian spirituality and metaphysical themes, extremely long takes, lack of conventional dramatic structure and plot, and memorable images of exceptional beauty.

Tarkovsky is mainly known as a director of films. During his career he directed only seven feature films, and three short films during his time at the film school. He also wrote several screenplays, directed stage play Hamlet in Moscow, the opera Boris Godunov in London, and directed a radio production of the short story Turnabout by William Faulkner. He also wrote Sculpting In Time, a book on film theory.

Tarkovsky's first feature film was Ivan's Childhood in 1962. He then directed in the Soviet Union Andrei Rublev in 1966, Solaris in 1972, Mirror in 1975 and Stalker in 1979. The documentary Voyage in Time was produced in Italy in 1982, as was Nostalghia in 1983. His last film The Sacrifice was produced in Sweden in 1986. Tarkovsky was personally involved in writing the screenplays for all his films, sometimes together with a co-writer. To Tarkovsky a director who realizes somebody else's screenplay without being involved in the creation of the screenplay becomes a mere illustrator, resulting in dead and monotonous films.

Tarkovsky's films are characterised by Christian and metaphysical themes, extremely long takes, and memorable images of exceptional beauty. Recurring motifs in his films are dreams, memory, childhood, running water accompanied by fire, rain indoors, reflections, levitation, and characters re-appearing in the foreground of long panning movements of the camera.

Tarkovsky included levitation scenes into several of his films, most notably Solaris. To him these scenes possess great power and are used for its photogenic value and its magic inexplicability. Likewise, water is also used by him for its photogenic value and its beauty, in particular in the form of brooks or running water.

Tarkovsky developed a theory of cinema that he called "sculpting in time". By this he meant that the unique characteristic of cinema as a medium was to take our experience of time and alter it. Unedited movie footage transcribes time in real time. By using long takes and few cuts in his films, he aimed to give the viewers a sense of time passing, time lost, and the relationship of one moment in time to another.

Up to, and including, his film Mirror, Tarkovsky focused his cinematic works on exploring this theory. After Mirror, he announced that he would focus his work on exploring the dramatic unities proposed by Aristotle: a concentrated action, happening in one place, within the span of a single day.

Several of Tarkovsky's films are shot both in color and black and white, including for example Andrei Rublev which features an epilogue in color, and Solaris and Mirror, which feature several black and white sequences. In 1966, in an interview conducted shortly after finishing Andrei Rublev, Tarkovsky dismisses color film as a "commercial gimmick" and doubts that contemporary films meaningfully use color. He claims that in everyday life one does not consciously notice colors most of the time. Hence in film color should be used mainly to emphasize certain moments, but not all the time as this distracts the viewer. To him, films in color are like moving paintings or photographs, which are too beautiful to be a realistic depiction of life.
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Saturday, April 5, 2008

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In Greek mythology, Artemis was the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the goddess of forests and hills and was often depicted as carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her.
Artemis was one of the most widely venerated of the gods and one of the oldest. Her later association with the moon is a popular idea which has little foundation. She later became identified with Selene, a Titaness who was a Greek moon goddess, and she was sometimes depicted with a crescent moon above her head. She also became identified with the Roman goddess Diana and with the Etruscan goddess, Artume.
Artemida is a suburban town in east Attica, approximately 25 km east of Athens, S of Rafina, NE of the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, E of the Attiki Odos and N of Lavrio.
The population was rural until the 1980s and the 1990s; the population became urban as suburban housing popped up around Artemida's coastline. Housing developments continue to this day and some are intermingled with farmlands or empty land.
Artemida is situated on a plain, with mountains that are covered with forests to the northwest and another deforested rocky mountain to the south, in a farm setting filled with grasslands, some pine forests, rocks and groves and some farmlands. The street system is gridded in a couple of angles aligning with the sea along with residential houses. The forests which include pine, spruce and others, along with forest roads are to the northwest and covers most of the north coast. The July 29 forest fire consumed only the northwestern part but did not threaten the town. The Petalies Gulf lies to the east.
Artemida is famous for its beach stretching over most of the east coast except for some parts, as well as for hotels, bars, restaurants and local taverns.
Artemida is a village near Zacharo in southwestern Ilia prefecture on the northwestern corner of the Peloponnese region of Greece. The village was completely destroyed in the 2007 Greek forest fires. Twenty-three residents of Artemida lost their lives.
On August 30, 2007, the Government of Cyprus announced that it will completely reconstruct the village and cover the complete cost of doing so.