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Strange New Details in Case of Missing Brazilian Student

By Brett Tingley

A young Brazilian man named Bruno Borges made headlines last month when he mysteriously vanished from his room without a trace. While missing persons cases happen every day …read more

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"According to Kurzweil, we would soon reach the Singularity, when we would be transformed into ‘Spiritual Machines'https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/18/god-in-the-machine-my-strange-journey-into-transhumanism

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“According to Kurzweil, we would soon reach the Singularity, when we would be transformed into ‘Spiritual Machines’
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/18/god-in-the-machine-my-strange-journey-into-transhumanism

God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism

The long read: After losing …read more

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"Even when we are alone, we are never alone. We exist in symbiosis — a wonderful term that refers to different organisms living together. Some animals are colonised by microbes while they are still unfertilised eggs; others pick up their first partners at the moment of birth. We then proceed through our lives in their presence. When we eat, so do they. When we travel, they come along. When we die, they consume us. Every one of us is a zoo in our own right — a colony enclosed within a single body. A multi-species collective. An entire world."https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/08/10/i-contain-multitudes-ed-yong/

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“Even when we are alone, we are never alone. We exist in symbiosis — a wonderful term that refers to different organisms living together. Some animals are colonised by microbes …read more

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Video - "In positive psychology, flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.

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“In positive psychology, flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized …read more

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The Ancient Kingdom of Colchis: A Legendary Land of Plenty, Conflict, and the Golden Fleece

By Kerry Sullivan

Georgian (Colchis) fortress of Surami, built in the 2nd-3rd centuries, heavily fortified in the 12th century

Anyone familiar with Greek legends has heard of the Colchis Kingdom. It was to here that the band of heroes known as the Argonauts ventured in order to obtain the …read more

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Was a Comet Swarm Memorialized on an Obelisk at Prehistoric Gȍbekli Tepe?

By Mark Miller

The ‘Vulture-Stone' at Gȍbekli Tepe.

It’s entered modern lore as a nightmare scenario for planet Earth: A huge asteroid or comet or a swarm of smaller comet fragments hits Earth and causes a major catastrophe. …read more

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God or the Devil? Whose Mystical Eyes Follow Visitors through the Bulgarian Prohodna Cave?

By dhwty

"The Eyes" in the Prohodna Cave near Karlukovo, Bulgaria.

Prohodna Cave is a natural cave located in North Central Bulgaria. This cave is a popular tourist attraction due to a certain natural feature in the cave, i.e. two eye-shaped …read more

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The Bizarre World of Evidence for Alternate Universes

By Brent Swancer

One fascinating idea that has come to be a fixture of science fiction and fantasy is the idea of other universes and realities other than our own, new worlds existing …read more

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Who Built the Fascinating Ñaupa Iglesia? Mysterious Ruins in the Sacred Valley of Peru

By David Walton

Stone altar at the Ñaupa Iglesia, Peru

Ñaupa Iglesia is a fascinating Peruvian ruin in the Sacred Valley of the high Andes. It is located between Ollantaytambo and Urubamba; Ollantaytambo being only 30 Km (18.64 miles) from …read more

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Origin of Mysterious Indonesian Hobbits Has Been Solved

By Paul Seaburn

We can be 99% sure it’s not related to Homo erectus and nearly 100% it isn’t a malformed Homo sapiens.

“It” is Homo floresiensis, the tiny human species whose fossils were …read more

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Photo - "This is a set of essays by Isabel Cooper-Oakley, an early member of the Theosophists.

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“This is a set of essays by Isabel Cooper-Oakley, an early member of the Theosophists. She connects the dots between ancient wisdom schools and modern Freemasonry. At the root of …read more

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Cooper-Oakley writes from an openly Theosophical world-view. However, she is a more than competent historical writer, and quotes extensively from primary and secondary sources to make her point. This book provides abundant background information that anyone trying to understand this topic should have a grasp of.” -JBH
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Photo - "Why post yet another translation of the Tao te Ching?

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“Why post yet another translation of the Tao te Ching? This one is by Dwight Goddard, the author of A Buddhist Bible, and it is a very transparent and readable …read more

Source:: <a href=https://www.facebook.com/95454689876/photos/a.491496584876.279827.95454689876/10154830086919877/?type=3 target="_blank" title="Photo – "Why post yet another translation of the Tao te Ching? This one is by Dwight Goddard, the author of A Buddhist Bible, and it is a very transparent and readable version. This translation was the predecessor of one which Goddard slipped into later editions of the Buddhist Bible, one of the few explicitly non-Buddhist texts in that collection. The versions of the Tao te Ching already online are by 19th century scholars who, although very capable, tend to be a bit pedantic. The concepts of Taoism are very lucid, and wrapping them in too much verbiage, as Legge et al did, add an unneeded layer of obscurity. Goddard, who was a Zen Buddhist and studied eastern philosophy extensively, comes much closer to the essence of the text, even if he occasionally moves portions of it around. This book also includes a translation of an extended essay by Henri Borel on Taoist philosophy and aesthetics."
-John Bruno Hare, September 17th, 2004
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Photo - "This is the text of the Gardnerian Book of Shadows.

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“This is the text of the Gardnerian Book of Shadows. In one sense, this is the central sacred text of the Wicca religion. However, it is important to point out …read more

Source:: <a href=https://www.facebook.com/95454689876/photos/a.491496584876.279827.95454689876/10154830082014877/?type=3 target="_blank" title="Photo – "This is the text of the Gardnerian Book of Shadows. In one sense, this is the central sacred text of the Wicca religion. However, it is important to point out that there is no 'official' Book of Shadows. Typically each coven has a hand-written copy of a Book of Shadows, sometimes in cypher or code, which reflects its own practices and knowledge. This particular text is derived from a file posted on the Internet in the early 90s, and quotes previously published material which was known to be in use by Gardner and his group.

The Book of Shadows was attributed by Gardner to an ancient, clandestine witch cult, which he claimed to have been initiated into. However, modern researchers have concluded that it was composed by Gardner. The text shows influences from English and Celtic Folk-lore, the Enochian system of John Dee, Thelema, the Golden Dawn, Stregaria, Tantric Yoga, the KJV Bible and even Kipling. This version organizes the material in chronological order and has estimated dates for each section, ranging from 1949 to 1961.

The copyright status of this text can best be described as ‘orphaned.’ This version was compiled by Aidan A. Kelly. It was originally posted on the Internet in the mid-90s as part of the Internet Book of Shadows material. Text in square brackets is Kelly’s commentary.” -JBH
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Mysterious Ancient Stones Confirm Comet Gave Rise to Civilizations

By Brett Tingley

Archaeologists and engineers from the University of Edinburgh claim that a set of Stone Age stone tablets seem to confirm the theory that an ancient comet strike led to the …read more

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