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Eclipse Flummoxes Flat Earth Fans

Today’s long-awaited total solar eclipse crossing over the United States is being met with consternation from Flat Earth enthusiasts who aren’t quite sure how such an event is possible. …read more Source:: Coast to Coast AM – Conspiracies

Pepsi/Frooti Contaminated with HIV?

By David Mikkelson Rumors that a worker at a Pepsi or Frooti plant contaminated those beverage products by injecting HIV-infected blood into them were false. …read more Source:: New Urban Legends

From M.I.B. To Bonnie & Clyde (Really!)

By Nick Redfern On the night of November 8, 2016, a good friend of mine, Denise Rector, flew into Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to spend seven days with me. It was a week …read more Source:: Mysterious Universe New Feed

Photo - Utopia: The Search for the Ideal SocietyThe availability of the French translation by Raoul de Presles of the ‘De Civitate Dei’ gave rise to the production in France of a number of large, deluxe, richly illuminated manuscripts. Perhaps the most celebrated is the one for which Robert Gaguin, a general of the Trinitarians, a preeminent theologian and humanist, personally planned the series of images, in collaboration with the best Parisian illuminator of his day, known as “Maître François”. A full-page miniature depicts the celestial city above, and the earthly city below - a visual translation of natural subordination, the source of peace and harmony. And while the Virtues lead the elect in a procession toward the celestial city, the earthly city, encircled by demons, mist still wage war against the Vices.Image: Saint Augustine, ‘Le Cité de Dieu’, translated by Raoul de Presles,; Paris, maître Françcois, between 1469 and 1473. BNF, Département des ManuscritsText based on: Ian Tod and Michael Wheeler, Utopia. London: Orbis Publishing 1978; Utopia. The search for the ideal society in the Western world, eds R. Schaer, G. Claeys & L. Tower Sargent. New York and Oxford: The New York Public Library and OUP 2001.From: www.ritmanlibrary.com#Utopia #SaintAugustine#LeCitédeDieuDownload the guide of The Ritman Library for free!

By FBRSS.com Utopia: The Search for the Ideal SocietyThe availability of the French translation by Raoul de Presles of the ‘De Civitate Dei’ gave rise to the production in France of a …read more Source:: <a href=https://www.facebook.com/95454689876/photos/a.491496584876.279827.95454689876/10155203102694877/?type=3 target="_blank" title="Photo – Utopia: The Search for the Ideal SocietyThe availability of the French translation by Raoul de… Read More »

"Synthetic reality. Such systems will synthesize our will and preferences, whether or not consciously provided, into new, ever-evolving realities."https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwolcott/2017/08/18/beyond-virtual-reality-synthetic-reality-and-our-co-created-futures/#4c2744901320

By FBRSS.com “Synthetic reality. Such systems will synthesize our will and preferences, whether or not consciously provided, into new, ever-evolving realities.”https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwolcott/2017/08/18/beyond-virtual-reality-synthetic-reality-and-our-co-created-futures/#4c2744901320 Beyond Virtual Reality: Synthetic Reality And Our Co-Created Futures As virtual reality …read more Source:: <a href=https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwolcott/2017/08/18/beyond-virtual-reality-synthetic-reality-and-our-co-created-futures/#4c2744901320 target="_blank" title=""Synthetic reality. Such systems will synthesize our will and preferences, whether or not consciously provided, into… Read More »

"In Plato’s Phaedo, the philosopher says he was inspired by the Eleusinian Mysteries, an ancient religious ceremony where participants took kykeon. It’s widely believed (thought cannot be definitively proven) that kykeon was a psychoactive substance, which would explain the visions that participants experienced during the ceremony. Sjöstedt-H notes that Plato references the Mysteries and “seeing that his body is but a shell, which one can escape through these experiences,” before he introduces his landmark notion of substance dualism: Namely, the idea that body and soul are distinct."https://qz.com/1051128/the-philosophical-argument-that-every-smart-person-should-do-psychedelics/

By FBRSS.com “In Plato’s Phaedo, the philosopher says he was inspired by the Eleusinian Mysteries, an ancient religious ceremony where participants took kykeon. It’s widely believed (thought cannot be definitively proven) that …read more Source:: <a href=https://qz.com/1051128/the-philosophical-argument-that-every-smart-person-should-do-psychedelics/ target="_blank" title=""In Plato’s Phaedo, the philosopher says he was inspired by the Eleusinian Mysteries, an ancient religious ceremony… Read More »