Category Archives: Alchemy

Heraclitus Quotes ~ via ~ antryump

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Heraclitus of Ephesus (c. 535 – c. 475 BCE) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, a native of the Greek city Ephesus, Ionia, on the coast of Asia Minor. He was of distinguished parentage. Little is known about his early life and education, but he regarded himself as self-taught and a pioneer of wisdom. From the lonely life he led, and still more from the paradoxical nature of his philosophy and his stress upon the needless unconsciousness of humankind, he was called “The Obscure” and the “Weeping Philosopher”.Heraclitus is famous for his insistence on ever-present change in the universe, as stated in the famous saying, “No man ever steps in the same river twice” (see panta rhei, below). He believed in the unity of opposites, stating that “the path up and down are one and the same”, all existing entities being characterized by pairs of contrary properties. His cryptic utterance that “all entities come to be in accordance with this Logos” (literally, “word”, “reason”, or “account”) has been the subject of numerous interpretations.“Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.”“Nothing endures but change.”“Time is a game played beautifully by children.”“The best people renounce all for one goal, the eternal fame of mortals; but most people stuff themselves like cattle.”“Those who love wisdom must investigate many things”“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”“Allow yourself to think only those thoughts that match your principles and can bear the bright light of day. Day by day, your choices, your thoughts, your actions fashion the person you become. Your integrity determines your destiny.”“To be even minded is the greatest virtue. Wisdom is to speak the truth and act in keeping with its nature.”“We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play.”“Thinking is a sacred disease and sight is deceptive.”“Much learning does not teach understanding.”“Man’s character is his fate.”“Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.”“Character is destiny”.“Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony”.

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Sunset for the Ambassador: New Bridge Plan Coming Today ~ via Michigan in Pictures

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This is Ambassador Bridge…, photo by MaRia Popi Photography

Sunset, or at least twilight has arrived for the privately owned Ambassador Bridge. The AP is reporting that there’s now a deal for the long-discussed bridge between Detroit & Windsor:

Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have called a news conference Wednesday about the planned new $2 billion bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

Snyder’s office said Tuesday that Raitt and the governor “will make an announcement regarding the New International Trade Crossing” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Canadian Club Heritage Center in Windsor.

The governor’s and transport minister’s offices declined immediate comment Tuesday on the nature of the announcement.

Michigan and Canadian leaders have agreed to build the bridge over the Detroit River between Windsor and Detroit’s southwest side.

Officials say Canada would finance construction of the bridge, which would open in 2020.

Definitely view Maria’s photo background bigtacular for the full impact and see more in her Detroit slideshow.

via Sunset for the Ambassador: New Bridge Plan Coming Today.

Krishnamurti Quotes: Contacting Fear

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Originally posted on The Culture of Awareness:

J. Krishnamurti Online, July 29, 2014 | Thanks to Awakening Daily.

There is physical fear. You know, when you see a snake, a wild animal, instinctively there is fear; that is a normal, healthy, natural fear. It is not fear, it is a desire to protect oneself, that is normal. But the psychological protection of oneself, that is, the desire to be always certain, breeds fear.

A mind that is seeking always to be certain is a dead mind, because there is no certainty in life, there is no permanency. When you come directly into contact with fear, there is a response of the nerves and all the rest of it. Then, when the mind is no longer escaping through words or through activity of any kind, there is no division between the observer and the thing observed as fear.

It is only the mind that is escaping…

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Charles Eisenstein: How to Enslave People With Addiction

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Originally posted on The Culture of Awareness:

War-on-Drugs picWritten by Charles Eisenstein, The Fix, Waking Times, July 29, 2014

Be it drugs, alcohol, porn, overeating or whatever your personal addiction, put an abuser in a playground and see what happens.

You’ve probably heard about those addiction studies with caged lab rats, in which the rats compulsively press the heroin dispensing lever again and again, even to the point of choosing it over food and starving themselves to death.

These studies seemed to imply some pretty disheartening things about human nature. Our basic biology is not to be trusted; the seeking of pleasure leads to disaster; one must therefore overcome biological desires through reason, education, and the inculcation of morals; those whose willpower or morals are weak must be controlled and corrected.

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Is Our DNA Mostly Junk? Study Says Only 8.2% of Human Genes are ‘Functional’

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Originally posted on The Culture of Awareness:

dna pink junk 263x164 Is Our DNA Mostly Junk? Study Says Only 8.2% of Human Genes are ‘Functional’Written by Christina Sarich, Natural Society, July 29, 2014 | Thanks to Awakening Daily.

(NaturalSociety) Just two years ago, scientists involved in the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) said that 80% of the human genome had some biochemical function, but a new study from Oxford University suggests that only 8.2% of human DNA does anything important. Is our ‘junk’ DNA really useless, or is there more to the story?

Many in the field of genetics have argued that the biochemical definition of ‘function’ was too broad, reminding us that just because an activity on DNA occurs, it doesn’t necessarily have a consequence. They suppose that for ‘functionality’ to occur, an activity on our DNA must matter.

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we continue until the bingo or … Earth, a souped-up ball

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Originally posted on valeriu dg barbu :

Trilingual post: English, Italiano, Română

Birds forgotten inert
as living statues
leaves plucked from the branch
are motionless in the air that seems to
a compact ice block
Everything is stiff in a crystal
it breathes inside
each in its carcass
thoughts crowded up to the implosion
glued
illegible Post-it
the hologram of the world locked
as a reminder of terror
is a sign that the great puppeteer
rest his hands

in the room often called The Universe
the megaphones have thundered
was shouted line
we continue until the bingo

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Continuiamo fino al bingo o … Terra, una pallina truccata
Uccelli dimenticati inerti
come le statue viventi
foglie strappate dal ramo
immobili nell’aria che sembra
un blocco di ghiaccio compatto
Tutto è compattato in un cristallo
si respira all’interno
ciascuno nella sua carcassa
i pensieri zeppi fino all’implosione
incollati
dei post-it illeggibili
l’ologramma del mondo bloccata
come un ricordo del…

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Skellig Michael – Vortex Energy – Sacred Sites & the Ley of the Land

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Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:

I have been working with Emily much of the night (for me) and with Veronica, who plans to make a video asap, hopefully with Andrew Bartzis. Emily, who lives in Ireland, is trying to connect to people there to alert them, and so on. I am also translating out of broken English another article, which I will post asap. Veronica, Emily, and I all think this is vitally important . . . please send energy to this particular ley line, keeping it ‘alive’, protecting it.

Love and hugs, 
~Jean

Here is what Emily had to say most recently: 

Jean, Skellig is definitely suspect… I have been doing a bit of research.  The director of Star Wars is a known Zionist who appears to specialise in changing the humanitarian theme of movie franchises such as Star Trek and Star Wars to a Zionist mentality.

Here is Kevin Barrett’s article on this: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/02/19/zio-celeb/

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Stop Being So Religious

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Originally posted on Whispers of fragrant breeze:

What

Do sad people have in

Common?

It seems

They have all built a shrine

To the past

And often go there

And do a strange wail and

Worship.


What is the beginning of

Happiness?

It is to stop being

So religious

Like That.

― شمس الدین محمد حافظ /
Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez,
(1325 – 1389 )

(“The Gift” – versions of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky)

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