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But the Raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Nothing farther then he uttered—not a feather then he fluttered—
Then the bird said “Nevermore.”
Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
“Doubtless,” said I, “what it utters is its only stock and store
Caught from some unhappy master……”
Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore—
What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore
Meant in croaking “Nevermore.”
This raven carried on forever until we realized we were preventing him from…
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Originally posted on Tales from the Conspiratum:
Mosque of Whirling Colours: A Mixture of Architecture and Art in Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran
There are numerous mosques all around the world. Each has a design of its own. However, in order to be distinctive from other mosques, a mosque needs to be unique and possess outstanding features. One such mosque is The Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran.
Stunning colours light up the Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran. In this International Year of Light, photographer Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji captures what on the outside looks like a conventional mosque…
The mosque is called by many different names. Mostly known as the “Pink Mosque”, it is also called the “Mosque of colours,” the “Rainbow Mosque” or the “Kaleidoscope Mosque”. This is a space where light and worship intertwine. The mosque comes to life with the sunrise and colours dance throughout the day like whirling dervishes. It…
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Originally posted on RED POWER MEDIA:
Nikk “Red Weezil” Dakota (R), from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, celebrates with others from various tribes during Indigenous Peoples’ Day events at the Daybreak Star Cultural Center on October 13, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)
As Americans celebrate Columbus Day on Monday, a number of places are moving to recognize a different holiday.
Seattle and Minneapolis are among the locations that will celebrate “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” this year as part of an effort to recognize the marginalization of indigenous groups, who were already here when Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas and were nearly wiped out afterwards. The resolutions, which passed for the first time in both cities last year, will not replace Columbus Day, but rather recognize indigenous communities alongside Columbus.
While the resolutions can’t override the…
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This is interesting because of the suggested connections between civilizations on opposite sides of the world in ancient times. We shouldn’t expect every single suggestion to be completely accurate – they are possibilities…
Originally posted on HINDUISM AND SANATAN DHARMA:
Durga / Kali worshiped in ancient American continent.(Mayans , Aztec , Sumerians) And do you know Maha Kali temple still exists in Mexico ?
Possible relationship with Vedic India
Certain learned scholars who have done extensive research on both Hindu as well as the Aztec mythology have expressed a possible connection between these two cultures. However, there is no proof available till today to support these claims and they require more research. Following are some connections that can be
found in these two cultures.
1. Quetzalcoatl, one of the chief deities in the Aztec culture was known by several names in Mesoamerican civilizations such as Kukulcan in the Mayan culture. Quetzalcoatl is equated to the Indian sage Astika who built the civilization at Tula for estranged Nagas (snake worshipers) who had escaped persecution in their homelands at the hands of king Janmejaya. The leader/king of the nagas was called…
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Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
This video says about itself:
10 September 2015
Paleoanthropologist and explorer Lee Berger has made an important new discovery in the human family tree: a new species called Homo naledi. In this interview with journalist Bill Blakemore, Berger gives the details of the find, how it came about, the difficulty in recovering the fossils, and why it’s such an important find.
From Nature Communications:
The foot of Homo naledi
6 October 2015
Modern humans are characterized by a highly specialized foot that reflects our obligate bipedalism. Our understanding of hominin foot evolution is, although, hindered by a paucity of well-associated remains.
Here we describe the foot of Homo naledi from Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa, using 107 pedal elements, including one nearly-complete adult foot. The H. naledi foot is predominantly modern human-like in morphology and inferred function, with an adducted hallux, an elongated tarsus, and derived ankle and calcaneocuboid…
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Originally posted on RED POWER MEDIA:
A group of people from the Osage Nation tour a Native American mound in St. Louis on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The tribe purchased Sugarloaf Mound and the house built on top of it, located at 4420 Ohio Street in St. Louis, in 2009. Photo By David Carson, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mounds Project Team has been active in its efforts to stop projects that pose threats to historic Native American burial site Cahokia Mounds, which spans several cities including Cahokia, Dupo, East St. Louis and St. Louis.
According to community organizer and archaeologist Suzanne Kutterer-Siburt, Great Rivers Greenway, regional parks and trails district, has proposed the construction of a stadium in St. Louis in an area adjacent to Lumière Place Casino and Hotel, which is the site of. Kutterer-Siburt said Great Rivers Greenway wants to collect archaeological specimens before beginning construction.
“This is Big Mound, where…
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Originally posted on Howling For Justice:
“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.” ― Henry Beston
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