Month: November 2007

The Temples of the Damanhurians

Every now and then mankind does something so spectacular and amazing that I can’t help but be awe inspired. From the “Coral Castles”:http://www.excommunicate.net/magnets-ancient-forgotten-powers, to the “Winchester Mystery House”:http://www.excommunicate.net/the-winchester-mystery-house , or even the “Ossuary at Sedlec”:http://excommunicate.net/church-of-human-bone , I always manage to stumble across something amazing and unique.

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I am happy to add the Temples of the Damanhurians to that list. The construction of the temples started in 1978 behind a small shack situated in Valchiusella Valley, Italy. The founder of the temples Oberto Airaudi wanted to build something that had not been seen since the times of the Egyptians. He wanted a beautiful place of worship, prayer, and meditation that could be shared by the people and help the world.

Create your own internal temple

Over time we all find that we need some personal space. Depending upon where you are and what you are doing this can be very difficult. However with a little discipline or even a portable music player one may have their privacy anywhere.

This private space relies strongly upon ones own imagination and ability to block out outside distractions. For me my private space is a castle in the wild forests. I use this space to perform my meditations, prayers, and even rituals. Yet when I do these things no one knows I do them. The personal space is an elaborate mental retreat one may go to at any time. One can go there to simply “get away” or to meditate in a public place.

If you have ever tried to pray or meditate in a very busy place, such as the city bus stop, then you know it is next to impossible without distraction. To build a private space for reflection all one needs do is just visualize.

A Historical Zodiac

The stars have always been a thing of wonderment for mankind. With every generation, more is learned about the celestial world around us. Yet many still cling to one belief; no matter how much the earth changes; how many planets are added or removed; people still hold the zodiac near and dear.

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The Zodiac, out of all the constellations in the sky holds the most notoriety, with the exception of course of the big dipper, and Orion’s belt. The Zodiac consists of 12 different constellations or star formations.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

*THE SONNETS*

by William Shakespeare

1 From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty’s rose might never die, But as the riper should by time decease, His tender heir might bear his memory: But thou contracted to thine own bright eyes, Feed’st thy light’s flame with self-substantial fuel, Making a famine where abundance lies, Thy self thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel: Thou that art now the world’s fresh ornament, And only herald to the gaudy spring, Within thine own bud buriest thy content, And tender churl mak’st waste in niggarding: Pity the world, or else this glutton be, To eat the world’s due, by the grave and thee.

2 When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty’s field, Thy youth’s proud livery so gazed on now, Will be a tattered weed of small worth held: Then being asked, where all thy beauty lies, Where all the treasure of thy lusty days; To say within thine own deep sunken eyes, Were an all-eating shame, and thriftless praise. How much more praise deserved thy beauty’s use, If thou couldst answer ‘This fair child of mine Shall sum my count, and make my old excuse’ Proving his beauty by succession thine. This were to be new made when thou art old, And see thy blood warm when thou feel’st it cold.