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Göbekli Tepe

Göbekli Tepe  (“Potbelly Hill”) is a Neolithic (stone-age) hilltop sanctuary erected at the top of a mountain ridge in southeastern Anatolia, some 15 kilometers (9 mi) northeast of the town of Şanlıurfa (formerly Urfa / Edessa). It is the oldest known human-made religious structure. The site was most likely erected by hunter-gatherers in the 10th millennium BCE (c. 12,000 years ago) and has been under excavation since 1994 by German and Turkish archaeologists. Together with Nevalı Çori, it has revolutionized understanding of the Eurasian Neolithic.

Göbekli Tepe is regarded as an archaeological discovery of the greatest importance since it could profoundly change our understanding of a crucial stage in the development of human societies. It seems that the erection of monumental complexes was within the capacities of hunter-gatherers and not only of sedentary farming communities as had been previously thought. In other words, as excavator Klaus Schmidt puts it: “First came the temple, then the city.”

Not only its large dimensions, but the side-by-side existence of multiple pillar shrines makes the location unique. There are no comparable monumental complexes from its time.

Schmidt has engaged in some speculation regarding the belief systems of the groups that created Göbekli Tepe, based on comparisons with other shrines and settlements. He assumes shamanic practices and suggests that the T-shaped pillars may represent mythical creatures, perhaps ancestors, whereas he sees a fully articulated belief in gods only developing later in Mesopotamia, associated with extensive temples and palaces. This corresponds well with an ancient Sumerian belief that agriculture, animal husbandry and weaving had been brought to mankind from the sacred mountain Du-Ku, which was inhabited by Annuna—deities, very ancient gods without individual names. Klaus Schmidt identifies this story as an oriental primeval myth that preserves a partial memory of the emerging Neolithic. It is also apparent that the animal and other images give no indication of organized violence, i.e., there are no depictions of hunting raids or wounded animals, and the pillar carvings ignore game on which the society mainly subsisted, like deer, in favor of formidable creatures such as lions, snakes, spiders and scorpions.

At present, Göbekli Tepe raises more questions for archaeology and prehistory than it answers.

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Psytrance Reflections 1

After a long period of altered states of consciousness, it is revealed to one that, in fact, psytrance is the cosmic structure, the spider web, which connects all and evertyhing, similar to the spacetime fabric of Einstein. It is interconnected to every particle in the Universe and every particle resonates in the vibration of psytrance. We seek to experience it because we know that there is no greater way to celebrate life in all of it’s glory than to dance ecstatically to the rythms of psytrance. We derange our senses and open our minds for the soul to feel the true nature of existence – to see the fabric of psytrance. The music makes us move, it makes our atoms move in a way our wholeness comes to expression and we dance without knowing what we are doing; the past, the present, and the future do not exist. Only mere experience exists. And what better way to take advantage of this celestial ritual than to be surrounded by souls which the cosmic creator, the spider of the psytrance web, has brought to us to experience them as whole and share our thoughts, feelings, emotions, knowledge in means seen nowhere else in the whole Universe expect here, on the dancefloor. The DJs become our gods and we, the dancers, become manifestations of the eternal beauty of endlessness of music, we channelize the energies that are brought to a psytrance party from all around the globe and transform them in joyous celebration of being as One, of being as All. The energy is restored, the fabric is repaired and our batteries are refilled until the next time crazy individuals meet to perform these shamanistic rituals.

- Xochipilli

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Ganesha (Sanskrit गणेश), also spelled Ganesa or Ganesh, also known as Ganapati , Vinayaka, and, is one of the deities best-known and most widely worshipped in the Hindu pantheon. His image is found throughout India and Nepal. Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations. Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India.

Although he is known by many other attributes, Ganesha’s elephant head makes him particularly easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles, patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom. He is honoured at the beginning of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as Patron of Letters during writing sessions. Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits and explain his distinct iconography.

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Dauthi Slayer – 2C-E on T

Crazy twisted dark psychedelic sounds for dancing totally lunatic under the Full Moon in a different dimension with the shadows.

Made by a friend of mine :)

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Surface of Pluto May Contain Organic Molecules

The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted new evidence of complex organic molecules — the carbon-containing building blocks of life as we know it — on the frigid surface of Pluto, a new study finds.

Hubble observations revealed that some substances on Pluto’s surface are absorbing more ultraviolet light than expected. The compounds in question may well be organics, possibly complex hydrocarbons or nitrogen-containing molecules, researchers said.

The dwarf planet Pluto is known to harbor ices of methane, carbon monoxide and nitrogen on its surface. The ultraviolet-absorbing chemical species may have been produced when sunlight or super-speedy subatomic particles known as cosmic rays interacted with these ices, researchers said.

Overall, the new Hubble observations shed further light on Pluto a few years ahead of the first-ever spacecraft visit to the cold, distant world.

“The discovery we made with Hubble reminds us that even more exciting discoveries about Pluto’s composition and surface evolution are likely to be in store when NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft arrives at Pluto in 2015,” Stern said.

New Horizons launched in January 2006 on a 4-billion-mile (6.4-billion-kilometer) journey to Pluto. The probe is due to make its closest approach to the dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. On that date, New Horizons will be just 7,767 miles (12,500 km) away from the frigid world.

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Searching For The Music Of My Heart

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The Echoeing Green

The Sun does arise,
And make happy the skies.
The merry bells ring,
To welcome the Spring,
The sky-lark and thrush,
The birds of the bush,
Sing louder around,
To the bells cheerful sound,
While our sports shall be seen
On the Echoing Green.

Old John with white hair
Does laugh away care,
Sitting under the oak,
Among the old folk.
They laugh at our play,
And soon they all say,
Such, such were the joys,
When we all, girls & boys,
In our youth time were seen,
On the Echoing Green.

Till the little ones weary
No more can be merry
The sun does descend,
And our sports have an end:
Round the laps of their mothers,
Many sisters and brothers,
Like birds in their nest,
Are ready for rest:
And sport no more seen,
On the darkening Green.

─ William Blake

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Nazca mysteries

Etched, as if by giants, onto the arid moonscape of Peru’s southern desert lies one of man’s greatest mysteries; the Nasca Lines. More than 15,000 geometric and animal-like patterns have been discovered criss-crossing the pampas like a vast puzzle. Who built them and what was their purpose? Ancient racetracks, landing strips for aliens, or perhaps a giant astronomical calendar? And are the Lines connected to the gruesome discovery of large cache’s of severed human heads.

The Nasca Lines are located in the Pampa region of Peru. The desolate plain of the Peruvian coast which comprises the Pampas of San Jose (Jumana), Socos, El Ingenio and others in the province of Nasca, which is 400 Km. South of Lima, covers an area of approximately 450 square km, of sandy desert as well as the slopes of the contours of the Andes.

The Lines were first spotted when commercial airlines began flying across the Peruvian desert in the 1920’s. Passengers reported seeing ‘primitive landing strips’ on the ground below. No one knew who had built them or indeed why. Since their discovery, the Nasca Lines have inspired fantastic explanations.

On the pampa, south of the Nasca Lines, archaeologists have now uncovered the lost city of the line-builders, Cahuachi. It was built nearly two thousand years ago and was mysteriously abandoned 500 years later.

Here is the size of some of the most famous Nasca geoglyphs:

- The Spider, approximately 46m long,

- The Monkey, 55m long,

- The Guanay (guano bird), 280m long,

- The Lizzard 180m,

- The Hummingbird, 50m long,

- The Killer Whale, 65m long or

- The Pelican – the largest of them all – at 285m long.

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Namibijce presenetila krogla z neba

Na travnik na severu države je namreč padla hrapava votla kovinska krogla, premera približno 35 centimetrov. Začudene lokalne oblasti izvora krogle ne znajo pojasniti in so se s vprašanji že obrnile na ameriško (Nasa) in evropsko (ESA) vesoljsko agencijo.

Nekaj dni pred dogodkom slišali nekaj manjših eksplozij

Prebivalci vasi v bližini travnika, kamor je padla krogla, navajajo, da so nekaj dni pred dogodkom slišali nekaj manjših eksplozij.

Nato so v travi našli kroglo iz “človeku znane zlitine”. Krogla, ki tehta približno šest kilogramov, je po navedbah lokalnih oblasti sestavljena iz dveh spojenih polobel.

Ne gre za eksplozivno napravo

Po padcu, mesto katerega je jasno označeno s 33 centimetrov globoko udrtino v travniku, se je krogla odkotalila za približno 18 metrov do kraja, kjer so jo našli vaščani.

Namibijske oblasti dogodka niso želele objaviti, dokler na krogli niso opravili nekaj preizkusov in ugotovile, da ne gre za eksplozivno napravo in da za človeka ne predstavlja nobene grožnje.

Dogodka sicer ne znajo pojasniti, so pa na svetovnem spletu našli pričevanja o nekaj podobnih kroglah, ki so v zadnjih dveh desetletij presenetile prebivalce Avstralije, Latinske Amerike in južne Afrike.

Vir: http://www.siol.net/novice/zanimivosti/2011/12/namibijce_presenetila_krogla_z_neba.aspx

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Venus of Hohle Fels

The Venus of Hohle Fels (also known as the Venus of Schelklingen) is an Upper Paleolithic Venus figurine found in 2008 near Schelklingen, Germany. It is dated to between 35,000 and 40,000 years ago, belonging to the early Aurignacian, at the very beginning of the Upper Paleolithic, which is associated with the assumed earliest presence of Homo sapiens in Europe (Cro-Magnon). It is the oldest undisputed example of Upper Paleolithic art and figurative prehistoric art in general. In 2011, the figure is still being researched in the University of Tübingen, though there are plans to house it and other discoveries from the region in a planned new museum in Swabia.

The Swabian Alb region has a number of caves that have yielded mammoth ivory artifacts of the Upper Paleolithic period, totaling about twenty-five items to date. These include the lion-headed figure of Hohlenstein-Stadel and an ivory flute found at Geißenklösterle, dated to 36,000 years ago.
combined with about twenty-five items (lion-headed figure, ivory flute,…) this concentration of evidence in the period of 40 to 30 thousand years ago, including figurative art and instrumental music, is unique worldwide it is speculated that the bearers of the Aurignacian culture in the Swabian Alb may be credited with the invention, not just of figurative art and music, but possibly, early religion as well.

The figurine was sculpted from a woolly mammoth tusk and had broken into fragments, of which six have been recovered, with the left arm and shoulder still missing. In place of the head, the figurine — which probably took “tens if not hundreds of hours” to carve  — has a perforated protrusion, which may have allowed its owner to wear it as an amulet.

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