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The Gathering
All around, a circle of one From this land do we come Together once more without any fear To celebrate that of the deer Drawing her in with hands held high The wisdom she gives shall never die Our goddess is without a doubt What we’re doing, is all about The...
Poetry & Fable >> Poetry
Magicians Who Endorsed Psychic Phenomena
Conjurors have long played a role in psychical research. Many people are under the impression that magicians are total skeptics when it comes to psychic phenomena. It comes as a surprise to many (including some magicians), to learn that this is by no means...
>> Psychic Abilities
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
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
Burn Box – Demon Rost: The supression of free speech and religion
Those were the words on a sign that was hung from the coat rack in the vestibule of the 45-member Harvest Assembly of God Church on Brownsdale Road in Penn Township, Pennsylvania. 40 members of the church, led by Rev. George Bender, held a book and video...
Paganism & Wicca >> True Stories
Sensible Ideas: The Knowledge Behind the Perception
Do objects exist independently of consciousness? If so, what is the nature of these objects? These questions shall be investigated through the conflicting philosophies of John Locke and George Berkeley. Preliminary Quotations from Locke and Berkeley: Primary...
Religion & Philosophy >> Philosophy
The Ace of Swords: Seizing the Power of Discernment
"For the word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12 KJV I have...
Tarot Cards >> The Minor Arcana

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Innovators: Welcome the Surprising
George de Mestral examined the burrs under a microscope and saw that they had tiny hooks which caught in the trouser fabric. He went on to develop a new way to fasten materials – Velcro. The word comes from the French words Velours and Crochet – a ...
Behold the innovative power of biomimetics
The signature example of biomimetics in action may be the invention of Swiss engineer George de Mestral, who in 1948, after a hunting trip in the Alps, was frustrated and fascinated by the burrs he picked from his clothing and his dog's fur.
The bog boy of Girley
These are the seeds whose burrs inspired a Swiss engineer, George de Mestral, to mimic on cloth its capacity to attach itself to any passing creature. The result was Velcro. Sullivan wants the hand lens now, and is delighted with what he sees close-up.
Natural selection: why Festo thinks evolution could help shape the factory of
In perhaps one of the most well-known examples of the discipline Swiss engineer George De Mestral invented Velcro after studying burdock burrs that had become tangled up in his dog's fur. More recently engineers have developed new adhesives inspired ...
Un dimanche d'élections en région La Côte
Il faut dire que la campagne a été enrobée d'un climat délétère, les uns invectivant les autres à coup de tous-ménages.

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