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Manifesting World Enlightenment: Part 3
One of the very best ways to raise personal or group consciousness, is to MANIFEST spiritual Intentions into the environment at large. The projection of love into one’s surroundings for instance, results in love being reflected back to the sender, like...
Mind >> World Mind
Everything you always wanted to know about the beliefs of the Founding Fathers that your Congressman will never tell you!
Through the Dark Ages, civilization and learning languished under the iron rule of the church. Finally, through the rediscovery of the Pagan Classics, Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Plotinus and many other philosophers, the west began to see a glimmer of the...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
Manifesting World Enlightenment: Part 2
When thoughts are replaced by silence in the mind, perception arises. It is a part of the modern condition wherein the mind of humanity is constantly overwhelmed, by a million considerations and thoughts. In acquiring silence, the mind is enabled to get out...
Mind >> World Mind
George W. Bush
Born 6th of July, 1946 New Haven (Connecticut) I am going to start this interpretation with the famous phrase of Bush, which according to me embodies his innermost thoughts: "America needs compassionate conservatism". From this phrase we can deduce...
Astrology >> Horoscopes of Fameous People
Truth, Lies and the Holocaust
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. -Samuel Butler Over the years, I have heard many tales of tragedy and persecution committed against Neo-Pagans around the country. From folks losing jobs, losing...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
Make Your Voice Heard As You Tread Gently On Our Mother Earth
Making Your Voice Heard Before buying crystals, remember to ask where the crystal comes from and how it was mined. A lot of crystals are strip mined, which is very harmful to the land, and when handled often have a feeling of being psychically fractured or...
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual

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Remembering the bombing of Nagasaki, 70 years later
The settlement of Dejima was built in Nagasaki bay to house foreign traders, and was primarily used by the Dutch from the mid-17th until the sakoku policy ended in 1853.
From the Atom to Puccini
A fan-shaped artificial isle illustrates this perfectly. Called Dejima, it literally translates to “exit island,” and was a direct avenue of commerce for the peninsula.
Why Didn't Japan Find the Americas First?
This policy was called "鎖国"—sakoku, or "chained nation." It was an extreme example of an isolationist policy. Only four ports in the entire country were allowed to conduct trade with outside entities.
Japan's isolation didn't stop the West lending its colors
A common misperception of sakoku, Japan's closed-door isolation policy gradually enacted from 1633 by Tokugawa Iemitsu and his successors, is that Japan forsook the outside world. The country was closed to Portuguese ships in 1639 until 1853. But trade ...
Japan's Aliens are not so Alien anymore
In the 17th Century, and for almost 200 years after that, only a handful of foreigners were allowed in Japan.

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