10. SLEEP CYCLES
12. THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS3 months ago
10. SLEEP CYCLES
12. THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS3 months ago
1. Grenadine comes from them
2. They are native to Iraq and Iran
3. Easy way to de-seed is to cut it I half and smack the back with a spoon. 3 months ago
This would be something to do with Luke. He knows the weirdest stuff. My mom thinks I know random things? Ha. I pale in comparison.
He has a different head than I do, and it boggles me how he thinks. And it makes me smile to God for making us different and putting us all together in this world. 3 months ago
1. MY FAMILY HERITAGE All I know is, Ive been told I am Irish and French Canadian. I would love to learn more. It’s a shame I never got to speak to my grandparents about their lives and where they came from.
2. HOW DO PORCUPINES MATE??? Aside from very carefully…
3. THE ART OF CONTOURING regarding make up
4. A TRADITIONAL HIGH TEA
6. BOSTON It’s so close and I’ve only been a handful of times to go to games. 3 months ago
Took a weaving class where I learned:
1. Weaving was a guilded craft
2. The thing the yarn goes through is called a reed
3. Reeds are measured by how many yarn ends will fit through the hole 3 months ago
1. Pelagius argued that Augustine’s doctrine that humans went to hell for doing what they could not avoid (sin) was tantamount to the Manichean belief in fatalism and predestination, and took away all of mankind’s free will.
2. He was excommunicated in 418
3. Augustine testified against him 4 months ago
1. The hiccup is the spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm that repeats several times per minute. In humans, the abrupt rush of air into the lungs causes the epiglottis (lid-like flap of elastic cartilage tissue covered with a mucous membrane, attached to the root of the tongue) to close.
2. While many cases develop spontaneously, hiccups are known to be triggered by specific events, such as lack of water, eating too fast, being hungry for long, taking a cold drink while eating a hot meal, burping, eating very hot or spicy food, laughing vigorously, coughing, drinking alcoholic beverages in excess, crying out loud (sobbing causes air to enter the stomach), some smoking situations where abnormal inhalation can occur (in tobacco or other smoke like cannabis, perhaps triggered by precursors to coughing), electrolyte imbalance, talking too long, clearing the throat, by some of the stronger opiate painkillers such as Heroin, Morphine, and Oxycodone or from lack of vitamins. Hiccups may be caused by pressure to the phrenic nerve by other anatomical structures, or having the sensation that there is food in the esophagus, rarely by tumors and certain kidney disease. The American Cancer Society reports that 30% of chemotherapy patients suffer singultus as a side effect of treatment.
3. Long Term Cases: In January 2007, teenager Jennifer Mee from Florida hiccuped for five weeks, from January 23, 2007 until February 28, 2007. After her hiccups returned, her neurologist suggested that she may actually have Tourette syndrome. Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 68 years, from 1922 to 1990, and was entered in the Guinness World Records as the man with the Longest Attack of Hiccups. 7 months ago
1. The Milky Way system is a spiral galaxy consisting of over 400 billion stars , plus gas and dust arranged into three general components: the nuclear bulge and Galactic Center, the Halo and the disk.
2. The Halo consists of the oldest stars known, including about 146 Globular Clusters, believed to have been formed during the early formation of the Galaxy with ages of 10-15 billion years from their H-R Diagrams. The halo is also filled with a very diffuse, hot, highly-ionized gas. The very hot gas in the halo produces a gamma-ray halo. Neither the full extent nor the mass of the halo is well known. Investigations of the gaseous halos of other spiral galaxies show that the gas in the halo extends much further than previously thought, out to hundreds of thousands of light years. Studies of the rotation of the Milky Way show that the halo dominates the mass of the galaxy, but the material is not visible, now called dark matter. The disk of the Galaxy is a flattened, rotating system which contains the Sun and other intermediate-to-young stars. The sun sits about 2/3 of the way from the center to the edge of the disk (about 25,000l.y. by the most modern estimates). The sun revolves around the center of the galaxy about once every 250 million years. The disk also the galaxy about contains atomic and molecular gas and dust.
3. Since the Earth lies in the disk of the Milky Way, dust prevents us from determining the large scale structure of the Galaxy’s spiral pattern beyond a few thousand light-years. Radio observations have detailed the structure of the gas in the spiral arms, but it is still not known if our galaxy is a normal spiral like our neighbor Andromeda, or a barred spiral like shown to the left. The bulge of the galaxy is slightly elongated in the direction of the Sun, which may be due to a bar.
http://cass.ucsd.edu/public/tutorial/MW.html 7 months ago
“Dark Paganism is finding the balance between light and dark, the good with the bad. There is nothing evil in nature, evil is something man made. We all have hidden desires, passions, feelings and shadows that society has taught us to suppress. We all have a dark side. You can’t escape it, but you can choose to ignore it. Dark Paganism teaches us to accept both sides of the universe and ourselves. Unlike regular paganism, which embraces the beautiful, light and ‘good’ in most cases. Dark paganism is a branch from it – Paganism being the umbrella term.
The psychiatrist Carl Jung is noted in being the forerunner in urging people to balance their good side with their ‘shadow’ selves. It is healthy to accept ourselves and the world around us completely. The world is not always sunshine and happiness, bad things to happen and not everything has a happy ending. It is important to take a realistic approach to the universe. Darkness is simply the natural compliment to light and is not necessarily evil or bad. In acknowledging this we learn to accept the world around us completely, making us more complete in doing so.
Dark Paganism is about finding the Self. Focus is on self exploration and expression. The path to spiritual enlightenment is through the understanding of the self – and to do this you have to accept and embrace your dark side. Your dark half, if you must. Enlightenment is not a goal you reach, it is the whole growing and learning process and developing as a person. The journey is more important than the destination.
The religious beliefs and deities (god and goddesses, a higher being you worship) are just tools for self expression. They can be useful tools, and can be called upon for rituals but they are not necessary. One misconception I thought when I started on this path was that I MUST believe in a God / Goddess – and I just can’t bring myself to do that. I don’t believe in a God or Goddess. I do however believe there are energies. Whether or not deities do exist is inconsequential. As with any religious belief, only you alone can decide whether or not there is a God to worship. Dark Paganism to me is very personal, I like the freedom it gives you, and I am still shaping my own path and learning. I work very closely with the moon phases, in particular the dark moon. I am fascinated by ancient mythology and the Celtic and Egyptian gods. I will go in to more detail in a future post.
A lot (not all) of Dark Paganism imagery is associated with the Gothic subculture. Not all dark pagans and witches who practice with dark witchcraft are goths, it is more than about an image. However, to me being a Goth means that I am more than willing to accept the darker side of myself. Dark Pagans are not obsessed with death but rather fascinated by, and drawn to, it’s symbolism. Through dark imagery the individual is made more aware of themselves and of the sacredness of life as well as the importance to live life to the fullest while always remaining true to who we are.” 8 months ago