June 20, 2021
A ghost might be confused for a visitor from the past. What you have here are clues for your own private search for the truth.
My name is Courage Joiner. No, that is not the truth. The name I sometimes prefer to use is Courage Joiner. My real name is inconsequential. I discovered upon the deaths of my parents that they had deceived me my whole life up to that point. They had adopted me, my birth or biological parents are unknown to me, but that is another story there, a story that was kept from me.
Who am I? I am whoever I say I am, as far as anybody knows. The official records were adjusted to fit the story that my parents told me. My discovery was advanced in the form of correspondence with an unscrupulous adoption agency who has since gone out of business.
For those who relish speculation regarding the future, this works well for my current job. I have developed a new identity every few years, the one I like best is the one I shall tell you about soon. If I am a spy, you are dull in a pretentious, florid and archly fatuous fashion. The biographer is apt to become a macabre doll himself, it’s never so simple though, is it? Because Destiny owes me a favor. We seek to tell and retell the story of our beginnings.
Today I am planning something new. Deception is my vocation. I live behind enemy lines now, and to do what I do requires keeping my secret hidden. Discovery blooms like a faithful spring behind the locked gate to which I, after so many years, still possess the key, which turned out to be non-existent, and there is nothing beyond that gate, except for some burned out campfires and hopeless winter emptiness, and now the key in my hand looks rather like a feather. What I am about to disclose has almost no bearing on truth or history or facts. I am making most of this up using bits stolen from the air. My “facts” are clues for your own future research. I hope you enjoy the specious spectacle.
I no longer struggle with my cryptomnesia (“hidden memory”). For many years, no one had any idea what this missing section was or whether it had survived. I would not wish to contaminate their images preserved in my mind. I once thought I knew everything I needed to know. Now I think that is utterly false in every granular particulate, nothing even resembling it has occurred. Does it exist independently of our perception of it, or is it merely a figment of our imagination? Any motion produces time travel to the future, relative to the clocks of those who do not move. Or is it our destiny making a choice for us?
An internationally agreed upon time-standard had to be defined. Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Exploration occurs in all non-sessile animal species, including humans. An example of a sessile animal would be a barnacle, something that pretty much always stays in one place. Before Galileo turned his telescope to the heavens, the planets of the Solar System were not widely recognized as worlds, or places where a person could potentially set foot; they were visible to observers merely as bright points of light, distinguishable from stars only by their motion. It was quite some time before such “extraordinary voyages” went beyond the lunar shore. Counters to all of these arguments have been suggested by advocates of time travel. Joy surely comes in different kinds but what made them like gems for me was that bright, luminous grin of yours, while gazing away.
In her dream, if you can touch the clocks and never start them, then you can start the clocks and never touch them. If you build a time machine where there wasn’t one before, it may be possible for future travelers to come back to that time, but nothing can help you go back to times before the machine was built. Divine illumination, the process of human thought needs to be aided by divine grace.
The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you implied knowledge of a world and a sense of experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination. “We’re destined together…” Of course, if time were not to exist, then everything that does exist would be timeless. And the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it.
Creative thinkers have always toyed with reality, turned barnyard animals and household objects into terrifying monsters. He was described in later life as somewhat asymmetrical, and as carrying himself rather stiffly and awkwardly, believing that excessive rational thought and bourgeois values had brought the conflict of the war upon the world. The incomprehensible, cosmic forces of his tales have as little regard for humanity as humans have for insects. And when there’s too much chaos, nothing has a chance to coalesce or organize because it gets torn to pieces. The key is coming home to harmony.
This might be interesting for you. The stranger asked the blacksmith to come with him to a cave that was hidden behind some trees and rocks. “I would show you the untold riches.” This is just one of many versions of the Sleeping Knights legend. I love these mountains. Up here one breathes the pure mountain air and experiences the mysterious invitation, it is a source of the most dazzling and poetic passages about the natural world you’ll ever encounter.
I watch the story of the treasures unearthed by you. Ghosts are generally described as solitary, human-like essences, though stories of ghostly armies and the ghosts of animals rather than just humans have also been recounted. “I am going to unveil all the mysteries,” shifts from “What if there’s something beyond?” to “Why shouldn’t we think there is something beyond?” The blacksmith returned to that cave to know what happened, but he was never able to find it once again.
Hence the murmuring of the forest on a hot summer’s night, thousands of mysterious voices, all overlapping in the darkness, how our mind organizes our experiences into the proper temporal order. A person’s destiny is everything that happens to them during their life, including things outside my mind that are not as I believe them to be while I am dreaming. Norsemen believed that the time of death for any individual is predetermined, but that nothing else in life is. If you look at the North Star, you see it as it was, not as it is, because it takes so many years for the light to reach your eyes.
I want to be a Poet, and I’m working at turning myself into a Seer. You won’t understand any of this, and I’m almost incapable of explaining it to you. The idea is to again enter a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that can be seen beyond it. Time seems to flow or pass, many people say. It involves enormous suffering, but one must be strong to be a born poet. And I’ve realized that I am a poet. It’s really not my fault.
In front of the majesty of the mountains we are pushed to establish a more respectful relationship with nature. At the same time we are stimulated to meditate upon the gravity of so many desecrations of nature, often carried out with inadmissible nonchalance. “It is now midnight,” I recognise that change that can come over us, when we spend long enough in an environment completely foreign to our norm, before flying away sadly. “Once, if I remember well, my life was a feast where all hearts opened and all wines flowed.”
Beauty is usually categorized as an aesthetic property beside other properties, like grace, elegance or the sublime. Her dreams and desires, archaeology and genealogy, respond to the “returners” and “explorers.” Oh the precious stones that were hiding, the flowers that were already peeking out. Science requires time to be one-dimensional. It can be ascertained, from examination of the poems, that they were not all written at the same time. Till now it was believed that time and space existed by themselves, even if there was nothing—no Sun, no Earth, no stars—while now we know that time and space are not the vessel for the Universe, but could not exist at all if there were no contents, namely, no Sun, no Earth, and other celestial bodies.
Necessarily, if time exists, then change exists. “Existential” redirects here. Unfortunately I am horribly busy now and just not able to find some time for building pages. Submit your work, meet writers and drop the superior reality of certain forms of previously neglected associations, in the omnipotence of dream, into the disinterested play of thought. This is one of my favorites. I love world building. I enjoy the idea of alternate reality/change in history and the ways the “hero” accomplishes this as well as his inventive use of the few bits of modern things he brings back to the past with him. An escape-type read. After the cataclysm of Ragnarok, this process is mirrored in the survival of two humans from a wood. From this two humankind are foretold to repopulate the new, green earth.
He woke up in 234 A.D., lost, penniless and without even knowing he was stranded in time. And then things got bad. The protagonist was a misogynistic, amoral, racist, self-centered, arrogant person. He killed his victims by tickling them to death or forcing them to participate in a frenzied dance. They spoke the language of Elfdalian, the language unique to Älvdalen. A final route to the Sleeping Knight takes you through the Jardin des Plantes, she finally makes it to the other side, where they both remember everything.
There seems no logical reason why we should not directly experience the distant past. The last of the summer moons had begun to wane when the old wolf broke his long silence and began to howl, his voice cracked with age, yet, as it seemed to be at least, beautiful in its simplicity and wisdom. The whole pack gathered about him, with me at his right flank, as he howled a story we all knew well, which is the story of The Longest Journey. Whilst fjords may sound untamed and wild, they’re surprisingly easy to explore, either on your own or with a guided tour. Trails vary from simple mountain hikes to daring glacier walks across the ice. And hidden deep within you’ll find small villages, each with their own distinctive culture.
A revenant is a deceased person returning from the dead to haunt the living, either as a disembodied ghost or alternatively as an animated (“undead”) corpse, imprisoned on earth for whatever reasons, once upon a time for bad things they did during life. The soul and spirit were believed to exist after death, with the ability to assist or harm the living, and the possibility of a second death journey.
Travelers to the future can participate in that future, not just view it. Existence is the ability of an entity to interact with physical or mental reality. This practice seeks to understand the relationships between living organisms in their physical environment. These physical environments may include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, lakes, reservoirs, or wetlands. Intertidal zones, the areas that are close to the shore, are constantly being exposed and covered by the ocean’s tides. Time is a way to describe the pace of motion or change, such as the speed of the waves upon the shore, how fast a heart beats, or how frequently a planet spins, but these processes could be related directly to one another without making reference to time.
Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. A central problem with time travel to the past is the violation of causality. Should an effect precede its cause, it would give rise to the possibility of a temporal paradox. Some interpretations of time travel resolve this by accepting the possibility of travel between branch points, parallel realities, or universes. The specious present refers to the time duration wherein one’s perceptions are considered to be in the present. The experienced present is said to be ‘specious’ in that, unlike the objective present, it is an interval and not a durationless instant. “Come, dear great soul. We await you; we desire you.”
Your spirit guides very much want to have a closer relationship with you. This must have something to do with my own metamorphosis. I have known this music since I was a child, but I had not really thought of it as “real.” It sounded like someone saying “Hello? Can you hear me?” Yet who shall declare the dark theme a positive handicap? Radiant with beauty, the Cup of the Ptolemies was carved of night sky onyx.
Astronomy uses mathematics, physics, and chemistry in order to explain their origin and evolution of planets, moons, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and comets. Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences. There is a celestial map from the 17th century, by the Renaissance physician and alchemist Paracelsus in his Treatise on Elemental Sprites. Medieval Europe housed a number of important astronomers. It is also believed that the ruins at Great Zimbabwe and Timbuktu may also have housed astronomical observatories.
Galileo’s sketches and observations of the Moon revealed that the surface was mountainous. Significant advances in astronomy came about with the introduction of new technology, stolen from successive inventors and eccentric misfits. Around 150 AD, Ptolemy recorded, in books VII–VIII of his Almagest, five stars that appeared nebulous. He also noted a region of nebulosity between the constellations Ursa Major and Leo that was not associated with any star.
The existence of the Earth’s galaxy, astrometry and celestial mechanics, many “nebulae” were in fact galaxies far from our own, look at telescopic images of distant galaxies. Most nebulae are of vast size; some are hundreds of light-years in diameter. In 1610, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc discovered the Orion Nebula using a telescope.
Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary scientific field concerned with the origins, early evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. A certain atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces must be present; and there must be a hint, expressed with a seriousness and portentousness becoming its subject, of that most terrible conception of the human brain—a malign and particular suspension or defeat of those fixed laws of Nature which are our only safeguard against the assaults of chaos and the daemons of unplumbed space.
Our Sun is expected to spawn a planetary nebula about 12 billion years after its formation. To narrow down the origin of these clouds, a better understanding of their distances and metallicity is always needed. The major challenge of 21st century research is dealing with the flood of information we can now collect about the world around us.
During the 1990s, the measurement of the stellar wobble of nearby stars was used to detect large mysterious extrasolar planets orbiting those stars. A spiral galaxy is organized into a flat, rotating disk, usually with a prominent bulge or bar at the center, and trailing bright arms that spiral outward. Creative minds are uneven, and the best of fabrics have their dull spots. Explore the sky. What will you find?
The universe was created out of the primeval sea, Abzu, and thus the gods are created, and then men were created to tend to nature. A large proportion of all life on Earth lives in the ocean. The oceans, for instance, are said to be home to such creatures as the Kraken, the Troll, and the Draugen. Whilst the first two are said to be giant sea creatures, the third is believed to be the spirit of someone who died at sea. The Hidden Journeys project was invented and developed by a professional intuitive, giving readings to clients all over the world.
Twilight on Earth is the illumination of the lower atmosphere when the Sun is not directly visible because it is below the horizon. Clouds begin to glow with colors at nautical dawn, twilight has long been popular with photographers, who sometimes refer to it as sweet light, and painters, who often refer to it as the blue hour, after the French expression l’heure bleue. At the beginning of nautical twilight, artificial lighting must be used to see terrestrial objects clearly.
Time travel to the past is theoretically possible in certain general relativity spacetime geometries that permit traveling faster than the speed of light, such as cosmic strings, transversable wormholes, an immutable timeline, a mutable timeline, and alternate histories, as in the interacting-many-worlds interpretation.
The belief in the existence of an afterlife, as well as manifestations of the spirits of the dead, is widespread, dating back to animism or ancestor worship in pre-literate cultures. They swore to keep their discussions secret. As a result, little or no written records survived. But music was created to move our souls, to touch our feelings, our emotions, “the discovery of one’s own jewels.” Without the boundaries of rhythmic structure – a fundamental equal and regular arrangement of pulse repetition, accent, phrase and duration – our traditional perception of music would not be possible.
Even on the calmest days, Earth’s oceans are constantly on the move. Gyres are caused by the Coriolis effect; planetary vorticity, horizontal friction and vertical friction predominantly determine the circulatory patterns from the wind stress curl, or torque. These cause frictional surface inertial currents towards the latitude at the center of the gyre.
Gyre can refer to any type of vortex in an atmosphere or a sea, even one that is man-made, but it is most commonly used in terrestrial oceanography to refer to the major ocean systems. Garbage patches are a type of a gyre of marine debris particles caused by the effects of ocean currents and increasing plastic pollution by human populations. Against it are discharged all the shafts of a materialistic sophistication which clings to frequently felt emotions and external events, and of a naively insipid idealism which deprecates the aesthetic motive and calls for a didactic literature to uplift the reader toward a suitable degree of smirking optimism.
At the surface and beneath, currents, gyres and eddies play a crucial role in physically shaping the coasts and ocean bottom; in transporting and mixing energy, chemicals and other materials within and among ocean basins; and in sustaining countless plants and animals that rely on the oceans for life—including humans. Knowledge of ocean currents is also extremely important for marine operations involving navigation, search and rescue at sea, and the dispersal of pollutants. “Our tears have probably increased the amount of water in the ocean.”
Naddodd was a Norse Viking who is credited with the discovery of Iceland. Born in the 8th century, and documented in the Landnámabók, a medieval Icelandic manuscript found in some mountains near what is today the Icelandic town of Reyðarfjörður.
Zheng He lived during the Ming dynasty. Zheng He commanded expeditionary treasure voyages to Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Western Asia, and East Africa from 1405 to 1433. According to legend, his larger ships carried hundreds of sailors on four decks and were almost twice as long as any wooden ship ever recorded. On the ships were navigators, explorers, sailors, doctors, workers, and soldiers, along with the translator and diarist Gong Zhen. In the midst of the rushing waters it happened that, when there was a hurricane, suddenly a divine lantern was seen shining at the masthead, and as soon as that miraculous light appeared the danger was appeased, so that even in the peril of capsizing one felt reassured and that there was no cause for fear. Today there is an advanced Federation Starship named USS Zheng He. The power of the goddess Tianfei, the patron goddess of sailors and seafarers, having indeed been manifested in previous times, has been abundantly revealed in the present generation.
While our sails, loftily unfurled like clouds day and night, continued their course as rapidly as a star, traversing those savage waves as if we were treading a public thoroughfare while our sails, loftily furled like clouds night and day, continued their course as rapidly as a star, traversing those savage waves as if we were treading a hidden path. Stay on the lookout every day for signs from your guides.
Magellan spacecraft are named after Ferdinand Magellan (4 February 1480 – 27 April 1521), “Magellan” redirects here. He formed the first Voyage of Circumnavigation, but the expedition fell victim to a conspiracy ending in retreat, following a bloody betrayal by former ally Rajah Humabon. Surviving several mutinies and uprisings, the captain mistook a peaceful trade mission by island dwellers as an attack. This was absolutely false. He saw a shameful and foul conspiracy, responding eventually by invading the island and burning their houses, he was struck by a bamboo spear, and later surrounded and finished off with other weapons.
It next seemed that every evidence of Ferdinand Magellan’s existence had vanished from the earth. Maximilianus Transylvanus was anxious to trace the origin of the fable about the parentage of this expedition, a matter of dispute among historians. Transylvanus had a lively interest in Magellan’s expedition around the world. His travel accounts, as well as those of another trader proved invaluable to future explorers and cartographers, the original manuscript contained many words in Veneto dialect, and he wrote his detailed account of the voyage. Spirit guides might send you a dream that gives you an idea about how to handle a particular situation, or a guide could even appear to you in a dream. Listen carefully and move wisely, or perish on your journey.
Henry I Sinclair, Earl of Orkney, born c. 1345, was best known today because of a modern legend that he took part in explorations of Greenland and North America almost 100 years before Christopher Columbus. The alleged voyage to North America, intertwined with the Sinclair voyage story is the claim that Henry Sinclair was a Knight Templar and that the voyage either was sponsored by or conducted on the behalf of the Templars, though the order was suppressed almost half a century before Henry’s lifetime. According to the book, the letters provided a first-hand account of a voyage of exploration undertaken in 1398 by Prince Zichmni, accompanied by the Zeno brothers. That the voyage described in the letters as taken by Zichmni around the year 1398 to Greenland and actually reached North America, there is disagreement among historians as to whether to accept the Zeno letters as valid.
The name “Zichmni” is either totally fictitious, or quite possibly a transliteration error when converting from handwritten materials to type. Most regard the letters (and the accompanying map) as a hoax by the Zenos or their publishers. Some supporters of the theory contend that there are stone carvings of American plants in Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland. According to one historian, the carvings in Rosslyn Chapel may not be of American plants at all but are nothing more than stylized carvings of wheat and strawberries. In addition, some writers such as Native American historian Evan Pritchard have claimed that Glooscap, the spiritual hero figure of the Mi’kmaq people, is in fact a depiction of an early European explorer, most likely Henry Sinclair. That the letters and map ascribed to the Zeno brothers and published in 1558 are authentic. Claims persist that Rosslyn Chapel contains Templar imagery.
Qiu Chuji was the founder of the Dragon Gate sect of Taoism attracting the largest following in the streams of traditions flowing from the sects of the disciples. First, there is no absolute location in either space or time; location is always the situation of an object or event relative to other objects and events. Genghis Khan honored him with the title Spirit Immortal. Qiu Chuji appears as a character in Jin Yong’s Legend of the Condor Heroes, Return of the Condor Heroes, and the 2013 film An End to Killing.
He had been invited to satisfy the interest of Genghis Khan in “the philosopher’s stone” and the secret medicine of immortality. When he arrived, he lectured Chingiz (the Mongolian version of the name Genghis) on the art of nourishing the vital spirit. “To take medicine for a thousand years,” he said, “does less good than to be alone for a single night.” The voyagers reach first a strange land of murderous savages where nothing is white and where vast rocky ravines have the form of titanic Egyptian letters spelling terrible primal arcana of earth; and thereafter a still more mysterious realm where everything is white, and where shrouded giants and snowy-plumed birds guard a cryptic cataract of mist which empties from immeasurable celestial heights into a torrid milky sea. Returning home, he largely followed this outward route, with certain deviations, such as a visit to Hohhot.
Space and time are not in themselves real, that is, not substances. Space and time are, rather, ideal. A sequence of events, or series of events, is a sequence of items, facts, events, actions, changes, or procedural steps, arranged in time order, often with causality relationships among the items. Space and time are just metaphysically illegitimate ways of perceiving certain virtual relations between substances. They are phenomena or, strictly speaking, illusions, although they are illusions that are well-founded upon the internal properties of substances. It is sometimes convenient to think of space and time as something “out there,” over and above the entities and their relations to each other, but this convenience must not be confused with reality. Space is nothing but the order of co-existent objects; time nothing but the order of successive events. This is usually called a relational theory of space and time.
The Travels of Marco Polo, also known as Book of the Marvels of the World, ca. 1300, is a book that described to Europeans the then mysterious culture and inner workings of the Eastern world, including the wealth and great size of the Mongol Empire and China in the Yuan Dynasty, giving their first comprehensive look into China, Persia, India, Japan and other Asian cities and countries. There is substantial literature based on Polo’s writings; he also influenced European cartography, leading to the introduction of the Fra Mauro map. Almost nothing is known about the childhood of Marco Polo until he was fifteen years old. He later spent several months of his imprisonment dictating a detailed account of his travels to a fellow inmate, Rustichello da Pisa, who incorporated tales of his own as well as other collected anecdotes and current affairs from China.
Polo had at times refuted the ‘marvelous’ fables and legends given in other European accounts of his own life’s journeys, and despite some exaggerations and errors, Polo’s accounts have relatively few of the descriptions of irrational marvels. “If Marco was a liar,” the historian and journalist Haw writes, “then he must have been an implausibly meticulous one.” He also relates that before dying, Marco Polo insisted that “he had told only a half of the things he had seen.” The historian is sometimes willful but often has his own crystal purity—intensely visual, bringing before your eyes fleeting images that have the oddness, the intensity, and the subterranean logic of dreams, saying that this “demonstrates by specific example after specific example the ultimately overwhelming probability of the broad authenticity.” Such exaggerations were embellishments by his ghostwriter Rustichello da Pisa. “Those who doubted, although mistaken, were not always being casual or foolish.”
Explorations of the Americas began with the initial discovery of America by Christopher Columbus (1451–1506); Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (1490–1558) discovered the Mississippi River, major explorers included Henry Hudson (156?–1611), who explored the Hudson Bay in Canada; Samuel de Champlain (1574–1635), who explored St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes (in Canada and northern United States); and René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643–1687), who explored the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, and the entire length of the Mississippi River.
You are much more likely today to meet a time traveler from the past than from the future. To emphasize this point, notice that a metaphysician who asks, “What is a ghost?” does not want a definition of “ghost” but rather a theory of ghosts. If all organisms were to die, there would be events after those deaths. “To protect ourselves during a storm we should as fast as possible get to a valley,” the Tatra tourist Zielinski said, “or if the storm catches us at high altitude one should sit on a backpack not touching the ground with anything metal, to guard against a lightning strike.” A very ungainly sight in the dusk is reported to them—“rock should not walk in the evening”—and at last, as they sit awaiting the arrival of a troop of itinerant governesses, they note that the approaching footsteps are heavier than those of good governesses ought to be.
“Toward my cradle flew a Tatra wind; Into my heart poured a lasting fit Of longing for eagles’ flight And the pensiveness of pines Swaying in the mountain tops, Engulfed in pure quiet.” (“A Cradle Wind,” written by Kaziemirz Przerwa-Tetmajer.) If you dream of reaching the sky, and want a great view of snowy peaks, if you want to enjoy fresh, dry air and take pride in overcoming fatigue to climb a 2,000-meter peak, this place is perfect.
The Tatra Mountains are also home to animals like marmots, chamois, bears and other creatures. We should be aware that during the time of year when bears prepare themselves for the winter, and one of them might surprise you on a trail, looking for food. If you meet one, just stay calm and leave quietly. You can climb (hike) all year. However, the best time of year to climb is from September through October when the Tatras around Zakopane characteristically have sunny weather. The summers are prone to rain and thunderstorms and also important for all those who love silence and calm in the mountains – the area is usually overcrowded during summer season (July, August).
The length of the Tatras, measured from the eastern foothills strictly along the main ridge, 80 km (50 miles). The Tatras is a mountain range with undulating nature, originating from the Alpine Orogeny , and is therefore characterized by a relatively young-looking location of the country, similar to the landscape of the Alps , although considerably smaller. It is the highest mountain range in the Carpathians.
The first written mention of the location dates back to 999, when the Czech Duke Boleslaus II recalled on his deathbed when the Duchy of Bohemia extended to the “Tritri montes.” Another mention is made in the document from 1086 of Henry IV , in which he referred to the diocese of Prague with “Tritri mountains.” Yet another is in 1125, where the Kosmas chronicles (Chronica Boemorum) mention the name Tatri.
The Tatras lie in the temperate zone of Central Europe. They are an important barrier to the movements of air masses. Their mountainous topography causes one of the most diverse climates in that region. It is the highest point in the Tatra Mountains that can be freely accessed by a trail labeled Rysy. In 1683, an anonymous author published a book of adventures and excursions in the Tatras. It became very popular in Europe and contributed to the growth of tourism in the Tatras. As it later turned out, its author was Daniel Speer, born in Wroclaw, who for a time lived in the sub-Tatra region.
This portal has been hidden because it contains spoilers. According to the late esteemed Leo Frankowski, Conrad Schwartz, alternatively known as Conrad Stargard, was sent back in time where he has to establish himself and cope with various crises including the eventual Mongol invasion of Poland in 1240. One moment Conrad was a hungover hiker in the Tatra mountains of modern Poland, the next he was running for his life from an angry Teutonic Knight. At first Conrad just thought he’d stumbled across a mad hermit. But several days of ever stranger events convinced him that he had somehow been stranded in 1231 A.D. Immediately upon his arrival in the past, Conrad Stargard meets and befriends a sympathetic Franciscan who later on rises fast in the Church hierarchy, parallel to Stargard’s own climb to eminence, and who ensures that the Church would welcome the time-traveler’s New Order and gain some considerable advantages to itself in the process. He anachronistically introduces various modern technical innovations and social institutions centuries sooner than happened in our history, and steadily rises in the Church hierarchy and ensures that the Church adopts a benevolently neutral attitude to Conrad’s various enterprises, considerably helping their success.
Professor James, practicing what he preaches, approaches his themes in a light and often conversational way. Creating the illusion of every-day events, he introduces this abnormal phenomena cautiously and gradually; relieved at every turn by touches of homely and prosaic detail, and sometimes spiced with a snatch or two of antiquarian scholarship.
New Age retreats that offer experiences purporting to be vision quests, sweat lodges, and shamanic initiations, usually lasting a weekend or a week, are also popular, commercially exploiting Indigenous cultures. Conceptions of beauty aim to capture what is essential to all beautiful things, and predators may actively search for or pursue prey or wait for it, often concealed. This may involve ambush or pursuit predation, sometimes after stalking the prey. Having found prey, a predator must decide whether to pursue it or keep searching. If the attack is successful, the predator kills the prey, removes any inedible parts like the hat or boots, and eats it.
When prey is detected, the predator assesses whether to attack it. Predation has a powerful selective effect on prey, and the prey develop antipredator adaptations such as warning coloration, alarm calls and other signals, camouflage, mimicry of well-defended species, and defensive spines and chemicals. Other adaptations include stealth and aggressive mimicry that improve hunting efficiency.
To counter predation, prey have a great variety of defenses. They can try to avoid detection. They can detect predators and warn others of their presence. If detected, they can try to avoid being the target of an attack. They can also adopt behavior that avoids predators by, for example, avoiding the times and places where predators forage. By forming groups, prey can often reduce the frequency of encounters with predators because the visibility of a group does not rise in proportion to its size. “I don’t have to be faster than it, I only have to be faster than you!” Prey species use sight, sound and odor to detect predators, and they can be quite discriminating. Prey must remain vigilant, scanning their surroundings for predators.
The landscape of fear is a model based on the ecology of fear, which asserts that the behavior of animals that are preyed upon is shaped by psychological maps of their geographical surroundings which accounts for the risk of predation in certain areas. A scientist might make a clear distinction between objects that exist, and assert that all objects that exist are made up of either matter or energy. However, common sense suggests the non-existence of such things as fictional characters or places.
A weirdly hieroglyphed onyx talisman, picked up in the street by the sharer of his dream, is shortly given the artist; and after stumbling queerly upon the hellish and forbidden book of horrors, the two learn, among other hideous things which no sane mortal should know, that this talisman is indeed the nameless Yellow Sign handed down from the accursed cult of Hastur—from primordial Carcosa, whereof the volume treats, and some nightmare memory of which seems to lurk latent and ominous at the back of all men’s minds.
In the Middle Ages Roman ruins were inconvenient impediments to modern life, quarries for pre-shaped blocks to be included in building projects, or marble to be burnt for agricultural lime, and as subjects for satisfying commentaries on the triumph of Christianity and the general sense of the world’s decay, in what was assumed to be its last age, before the Second Coming. In the period of Romanticism, ruins (mostly of castles) were frequent objects for painters, places for meetings of romantic poets, nationalist students etc. Ruins remain a popular subject for painting and creative photography and are often romanticized in film and literature, providing scenic backdrops or used as metaphors for other forms of decline or decay.
The tomb of Zheng He’s assistant Hong Bao was recently unearthed in Nanjing. There are famous ruins all over the world, from ancient sites in China, the Indus valley of ancient India and Judea to Zimbabwe in Africa, ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman sites in the Mediterranean basin, and Incan and Mayan sites in the Americas. Ruins are of great importance to historians, archaeologists and anthropologists. Ancient cities were often highly militarized and fortified defensive settlements. The stone circles and other megaliths found in Senegal and Gambia are divided into four large sites. These include Sine Ngayene and Wanar in Senegal, and Wassu and Kerbatch in the Central River Region in Gambia. Apart from these stone circles, the sites also contain numerous tumuli and burial mounds.
The four large groups of stone circles represent an astonishing concentration of over 1,000 monuments in a band 100 km wide along some 350 km of the River Gambia. It is a remarkably little known ancient site. According to the material obtained from the archaeological excavations of some of these features, the stone circles have been dated to the 3rd century B.C. This suggests that the stone circles were built gradually over a long period of time, which perhaps reflects a tradition that was kept for almost two millennia.
The four sites cover 93 stone circles and numerous burial mounds, some of which were recently excavated to reveal material that suggests dates before the 3rd century BC. Together the stone circles of laterite pillars and their associated burial mounds present a vast sacred landscape created over more than 1,500 years. To construct these stone circles, the ancient builders were first required to identify suitable lateritic outcrops for the carving of the stones. Although this stone is common in the region, great knowledge of the local geology was required to find the best laterite.
Having found the suitable laterite, one would then have to cut and extract the stone from the quarry. This was no easy feat as the stones needed to be extracted in one piece. At quarry sites, monoliths that were broken in the course of extraction were of no value and were left there. These broken monoliths show traces of microscopic cracks which may have caused them to fragment while being extracted. Therefore, great skill was required when cutting and extracting these stones. Finally, the extracted monoliths were transported and erected at various sites along the River Gambia.
This final process suggests that there was a social organization in place that was able to mobilize the massive manpower required for this task. Imagine this process being repeated for tens of thousands of monoliths, and you get a sense of the massive scale of the Senegambian Stone Circles. The function of these stone circles, however, remains a mystery to us. It has been suggested that they had a funerary purpose. In some of the excavations, mass burials were discovered, in which bodies were haphazardly thrown into graves. This suggests that either an epidemic killed a large number of the region’s inhabitants or possibly that it was some kind of sacrifice. By contrast, it is claimed that Islamic writers recorded that these stone circles were built around the burial mounds of kings and chiefs, following the royal burial custom of the forgotten ancient empires of Ghana.
Evidence suggests that the Neanderthals were the first human species to practice burial behavior and intentionally bury their dead, doing so in shallow graves along with stone tools and animal bones. Embalming is the practice of preserving a body against decay and is used in many cultures. Mummification is a more extensive method of embalming, further delaying the decay process. Bodies are often buried wrapped in a shroud or a larger container may be used, such as a casket or coffin. In the United States, coffins are usually covered by a grave liner or a burial vault, which prevents the coffin from collapsing under the weight of the earth or floating away during a flood.
These containers slow the decomposition process by partially physically blocking decomposing bacteria and other organisms from accessing the corpse. An additional benefit of using containers to hold the body is that if the soil covering the corpse is washed away by a flood or some other natural process then the corpse will still not be exposed to open air. Gabriel’s trumpet would be blown near the Eastern sunrise and all these methods of preparation will be warranted.
Burial at sea is the practice of depositing the body or scattering its ashes in an ocean or other large body of water instead of soil. The body may be disposed of in a coffin, or without one. Funerary cannibalism is the practice of eating the remains. As the human population progresses, cultures and traditions change with it. Evolution is generally slow, sometimes more rapid.
The English word ghost continues Old English gast, from Proto-Germanic gaistaz. It is common to West Germanic, but lacking in North Germanic and East Germanic (the equivalent word in Gothic is ahma, Old Norse has andi m., önd f.). Odin, was at the same time the conductor of the dead and the “lord of fury” leading the Wild Hunt.
Besides denoting the human spirit or soul, both of the living and the deceased, the Old English word is used as a synonym of Latin spiritus also in the meaning of “breath” or “blast” from the earliest attestations (9th century). They are believed to haunt particular locations, objects, or people they were associated with in life. In folklore studies, ghosts fall within the motif index designation E200-E599 “Ghosts and other revenants.”
The modern noun does, however, retain a wider field of application, extending on one hand to “soul,” “spirit,” “vital principle,” “mind,” or “psyche.” On the other hand, ghost can be used figuratively of any shadowy outline, or fuzzy or unsubstantial image; in optics, photography, and cinematography especially, a flare, secondary image, or spurious signal. Wraith is a Scots word for ghost, spectre, or apparition. Ghost and fairy lore have always been of great prominence in Ireland, and for over an hundred years have been recorded by a line of such faithful transcribers and translators as William Carleton, T. Crofton Croker, Lady Wilde—mother of Oscar Wilde—Douglas Hyde, and W. B. Yeats.
Ghosts are often depicted as being covered in a shroud and/or dragging chains. A place where ghosts are reported is described as haunted, and often seen as being inhabited by spirits of deceased who may have been former residents or were familiar with the property. The Egyptian Akh glyph is believed to have charted this new territory. The soul and spirit reunited after death, a person’s ghost normally traveled to the sky world or the underworld. Confucius said, “Respect ghosts and gods, but keep away from them.”
The 5th-century BC play Oresteia includes an appearance of the ghost of Clytemnestra, one of the first ghosts to appear in a work of fiction. The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is known as necromancy, or in spiritism as a séance.
Spiritism, or French spiritualism, is based on the five books of the Spiritist Codification written by French educator Hypolite Léon Denizard Rivail under the pseudonym Allan Kardec, reporting séances in which he observed a series of phenomena that he attributed to incorporeal intelligence (spirits). The physician John Ferriar wrote “An Essay Towards a Theory of Apparitions” in 1813. Spiritism (German: Der Spiritismus) is an 1885 book by German philosopher Eduard von Hartmann, the author of the famous treatise Philosophy of the Unconscious.
The study of “masked somnambulism” the whole more whimsically fantastic than terrible, such folklore and its consciously artistic counterparts contain much that falls truly within the domain of cosmic horror. Tales of burials in sunken churches beneath haunted lakes, accounts of death-heralding banshees and sinister changelings, ballads of spectres and “the unholy creatures of the wraths”—all these have their poignant and definite shivers, and mark a strong and distinctive element in local literature.
All sounds are unique in nature. They occur at one time in one place and can’t be replicated. Musically, the universe goes through repeated cycles of creation, destruction and rebirth, with each cycle lasting 4,320 million years. We do not exist beside time, we are within time.
Illumination, an observable property and effect of light, may also refer to the use of light and shadow in art. Illumination in theological terms, is spiritual information or wisdom, as transmitted through spiritual means such as through divine presence, divine radiance or divine refulgence. In the system of Claudius Ptolemy (fl. c. 150), the Alexandrian astronomer whose works were the basis of all European astronomy throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the planets were lights set into a series of transparent spheres turning around the Earth, which was the center of the one and only universe.
Call this special space dimension “imaginary time.” Serious speculations are either made realistically intense by close consistency and perfect fidelity to Nature except in the one supernatural direction which the author allows himself, or else cast altogether in the realm of phantasy, with atmosphere cunningly adapted to the visualisation of a delicately exotic world of unreality beyond space and time, in which almost anything may happen if it but happen in true accord with certain types of imagination and illusion normal to the sensitive human brain, the reality of the future, the unreality of time, time without change, causal theories of time, time travel, causation, empty time, topology, possible worlds, tense and modality, direction and possibility, and thought experiments about time, the arrow of time, and time travel. This discussion may contain indiscriminate, excessive, or irrelevant examples.
With the rapid developments in the magnifying and resolving power of telescopes in the course of the 19th Imperial century, it finally became possible to distinguish surface features on other planets and even to draw maps of some of them, notably Mars. In 1877, Asaph Hall reported two moons of Mars and Giovanni Schiaparelli found the surface of Mars to be adorned with continents, seas, and channels, and a very suitable habitat for life. From the beginning of the 1880s, fictions – some more, some less scientific – involving travels to and from Mars began to be produced in great quantities, even though the observations of Percival Lowell required reassessment of Mars as a more marginal desert planet.
The flow of sand in an hourglass can be used to measure the passage of time. Alarm clocks first appeared in ancient Greece around 250 BC with a water clock that would set off a signal. Edepath The Doubter, in prehistoric Bavaria, believed in displaying vigilant steadfast chronometric signals warning of seasonally changing periods of light and darkness, in “beings of light,” and a Father of Light who would conquer the demons of darkness and remake the earth through observing shards of light seen in human souls.
Vikings were notorious for laying ambushes and using woods to lay in wait for armies approaching along established roads. The “Highway of Slaves” was a term for a route that the Vikings found to have a direct pathway from Scandinavia to Constantinople. Expert sailors and navigators aboard their characteristic longships, the Vikings spoke Old Norse and made inscriptions in runes. The Norse of the Viking Age could read and write and used a non-standardised alphabet, called runor, built upon sound values. The last known people to use the Runic alphabet were an isolated group of people known as the Elfdalians, that lived in the locality of Älvdalen in the Swedish province of Dalarna. These rune morpheme forms are usually in memory of the dead, though not necessarily placed at graves. While there are few remains of runic writing on paper from the Viking era, thousands of stones with runic inscriptions have been found where Vikings lived.
Norse society consisted of minor kingdoms with limited central authority and organization, leading to communities ruled according to laws made and pronounced by local assemblies called “things.” Viking bands proved very successful in raiding coastal towns and monasteries due to their efficient warships, and intimidating war tactics, skillful hand-to-hand combat, and fearlessness. Norway is widely known and admired for its wide range of natural peculiarities and beauties: deep forests, arctic tundras, grand mountain tops, colorful grass-roofed houses, fjords, and, of course, its majestic mountains containing hidden facilities for sustenance and protection.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Longyearbyen is a “doomsday” vault built to withstand an earthquake or a nuclear strike. Here we all wish to imagine it fully prepared to open deep in the permafrost of an Arctic mountain, where it will protect millions of agriculture seeds from man-made and natural disasters.
The stunning part is that this surprising beauty is abundant and true no matter where you go. If you do not like tunnels or waterfalls, or steep-walled fjords, or the far North, or the solitude of the glaciers, or storybook islands, or pastoral scenes, or great traditions and lore, or kind people, long days, or just the lack of the world’s sound and confusion at the end of a fjord, then simply continue your incubusitude. Some often wrote of the dark secrets within the sea, and of the daemoniac driving power of Fate as influencing the lives of lonely and maniacally resolute men. Its trail is one of infinite ramifications; but we must here confine ourselves to its appearance in a relatively unmixed state, where it determines and dominates the work of art containing it. The sea presents many ponderifics.
The study of marine biology dates back to Aristotle (384–322 BC), who made many observations of life in the sea around Lesbos, laying the foundation for many future discoveries. The creation of marine laboratories was important because it allowed marine biologists to conduct research and process their specimens from expeditions. The observations made in the first studies of marine biology fueled the age of discovery and exploration that followed. The oldest marine laboratory in the world, Station biologique de Roscoff, was established in France in 1872. This era was important for the history of marine biology but naturalists were still limited in their studies because they lacked technology that would allow them to adequately examine species that lived in deep parts of the oceans.
In the UK the Freshwater Biological Association based near Windermere in Cumbria was one of the early institutions to research the biology of freshwater and promote the concepts of trophism in lakes and demonstrated the process of migration from oligotrophic water through mesotrophic to marsh. The study of limnology includes aspects of the biological, chemical, physical, and geological characteristics and functions of inland waters (running and standing waters, fresh and saline, natural and man-made). This includes the study of lakes, reservoirs, ponds, rivers, springs, streams, wetlands, and groundwater.
Paleolimnological studies are mostly conducted using analyses of the physical, chemical, and mineralogical properties of sediments, or of biological records such as fossil pollen, diatoms, or chironomids. Susulu (Susuna or Susona) is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Also known as Suna or Sona, she is the daughter of the Sea King. Her main purpose is, however, to lure young men, seduced by either her looks or her voice, into the depths of said waterways where she would entangle their feet with her long red hair and submerge them. They can be seen after dark, dancing together under the moon and calling out to young men by name, luring them to the water and drowning them. They are conventionally depicted as beautiful creatures with long flowing hair. They are said to inhabit lakes and rivers in the Tatra Mountains – dziwo’ona. Other names used to describe this spirit were: water maiden, boginka, moriana, wodiana and topielica.
They appear as beautiful young women with long green hair and pale skin, suggesting a connection with floating weeds and days spent underwater in faint sunlight. In Slavic folklore, the rusalka is a female entity, often malicious toward mankind and frequently associated with water. In 19th-century versions, a rusalka is an unquiet, dangerous being who is no longer alive, associated with the unclean spirit. Rusalki had the appearance of very pale little girls with green hair and long arms. In other beliefs, they were described as naked girls with light brown hair.
They are represented as half-naked beautiful girls with long hair, but in the South Slavic tradition also as birds who soar in the depths of the skies. They live in waters, woods and steppes, and they giggle, sing, play music and clap their hands. They are so beautiful that they bewitch young men and might bring them to death by drawing them into deep water. In springtime, they dance and sing along the riverbanks promoting the growth of rye. They live in groups in crystal palaces at the bottom of rivers, emerging only in springtime; others live in fields and forests. After the first thunder, they return to their rivers or rise to the skies.
The Greeks also thought deities guarded specific places. Tutelary deities were also attached to sites of a much smaller scale, such as storerooms, crossroads, and granaries. The Lares Compitales were the tutelary gods of a neighborhood (vicus), each of which had a compitum mortium (shrine) devoted to these. The wanderings of the narrator’s spirit through limitless light-years of cosmic space and kalpas of eternity, and its witnessing of the solar system’s final destruction, constitute something almost unique in standard literature. And everywhere there is manifest the author’s power to suggest vague, ambushed horrors in natural scenery. But for a few touches of commonplace sentimentality this history would be a classic of the first water.
The paradox of enrichment is a term from population ecology coined by Michael Rosenzweig in 1971. He described an effect in six predator–prey models where increasing the food available to the prey caused the predator’s population to destabilize. A common example is that if the food supply of a prey such as a rabbit is overabundant, its population will grow unbounded and cause the predator population (such as a lynx) to grow unsustainably large. That may result in a crash in the population of the predators and possibly lead to local eradication or even species extinction.
Time appears to have a direction – the past lies behind, fixed and immutable, while the future lies ahead and is not necessarily fixed. A modern philosophical theory called presentism views the past and the future as human-mind interpretations of movement instead of real parts of time (or “dimensions”) which coexist with the present. In 5th century BC Greece, Antiphon the Sophist, in a fragment preserved from his chief work On Truth, held that: “Time is not a reality (hypostasis), but a concept (noêma) or a measure (metron).” Parmenides went further, maintaining that time, motion, and change were illusions, leading to the perplexing paradoxes of his follower Zeno.
Deepen your focus and connect with earthly and spiritual landscapes. And it is our Soul that suffers when we don’t nourish it with meaning, purpose or Destiny, sometimes referred to as fate, is a predetermined course of meals.
“The Landscape of Old Forgotten Dreams”
He had initially been displaced from the hometown by the Nazi invasion that led to major damages and loss of lives. He developed waking visions about the former town. He ventured into the art of painting and became an accomplished painter despite the fact that he had never been taught the art. He developed the urge to paint from his traumatic imaginations. He did not believe that he could not stay in his childhood town and carry on with life as usual. He kept on seeing unimaginable visions that ultimately turned his life around. He made attractive paintings that depicted his vivid and traumatic remembrance of his former town. He emerges as one of the best painters despite the fact that he had never been trained in the art. Sometimes we need a story more than food to stay alive.
She must read, and her choices should be whatever she is drawn to.
“NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO, THERE YOU ARE.”
It inspires our vocabulary which may otherwise degenerate into those overused phrases we read every day in various media. Destiny is what’s meant to be, what’s written in the stars, your inescapable fate. Time travel occurs when correct clocks get out of synchronization.
Travel in time has been discussed in Hindu, Chinese and Japanese literature since ancient times, but it’s serious examination in physics and philosophy began only after 1949 when the logician Kurt Godel published a solution to the equations of the general theory of relativity that allows travel to the past.
Most of the time, the most unreal pictures are the most spectacular ones, just because we like unusual and magical scenery. They have probably taken it with an extremely long shutter length. That picture does not look like what you’d see casually, with the eye. Fear is taken out of the realm of the conventional and exalted into a hideous cloud over mankind’s very destiny. Dreams are a beautiful means of escape from this world of realities. Are destiny and fate the same thing?
A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The ancient Sumerians in Mesopotamia have left evidence of dream interpretation dating back to at least 3100 BC. In ancient Egypt, as far back as 2000 BC, the Egyptians wrote down their dreams on papyrus. In Chinese history, people wrote of two vital aspects of the soul of which one is freed from the body during slumber to journey in a dream realm, while the other remains in the body. Antiphon wrote the first known Greek book on dreams in the 5th century BC. The ancient Hebrews connected their dreams heavily with their religion, though the Hebrews were monotheistic and believed that dreams were the voice of one God alone. Christians mostly shared the beliefs of the Hebrews and thought that dreams were of a supernatural character. In the Mandukya Upanishad, part of the Veda scriptures of Indian Hinduism, a dream is one of three states that the soul experiences during its lifetime, the other two states being the waking state and the sleep state. In Buddhism, ideas about dreams are similar to the classical and folk traditions in South Asia. The same dream is sometimes experienced by multiple people.
This article is missing information about scientific consensus for or against the line between dreams and reality, which may be blurred even more in the service of the story. During most dreams, the person dreaming is not aware that they are dreaming, no matter how absurd or blatantly eccentric the dream is. Please expand this article to include your personal information. Further details may exist in “Data” or collectively “Your Data.”
I begin by placing some images of painted landscapes in the center of the table. A nobleman on a dark and lonely moor, attracted by a tolling bell and distant light, enters a strange and ancient turreted castle whose doors open and close and whose bluish will-o’-the-wisps lead up mysterious staircases toward dead hands and animated black statues. The Roman naturalist, Pliny the Elder, expressed an interest in perceptual illusion, also known as virtual reality.
The concept of virtual worlds significantly predates computers. In the twentieth century, the cinematographer Morton Heilig explored the creation of the Sensorama, a theatre experience designed to stimulate the senses of the audience—vision, sound, balance, smell, even by touch via wind. Skip to primary content, create a gathering place. Many users seek an escape or a comfort zone in entering these virtual worlds, as well as a sense of acceptance and freedom. But sometimes, dreams can motivate you to act a certain way, thus changing the future. Can you show us what you’ve created and say as little or as much about it as you’d like? What was this process like for you?
Internet friendships and participation in online communities tend to complement existing friendships and subvert civic participation rather than replacing or diminishing such interactions. Many companies and organizations now incorporate virtual worlds as a new form of advertising. In some instances virtual worlds don’t need established rules of conduct because actions such as ‘killing’ another avatar is impossible. A fault of this more serious effort is that it creates diffuseness and long-windedness which results from an excessively elaborate attempt, under the handicap of a somewhat bald and journalistic style devoid of intrinsic magic, color, and vitality, to visualize precise sensations and nuances of uncanny suggestion.
Instances of real world theft from a virtual world do exist, a sense of isolation can occur such as losing certain body language cues and other more personal aspects that one would achieve if they were face to face. Living people may visit only 27 hours per week; while the dying can choose to permanently preserve their willful consciousness there.
“Please tell your son that he will never be a writer.” But the charm of the tale is in the telling. No one could begin to describe the cumulative suspense and ultimate horror with which every paragraph abounds without following fully the precise order. Although the stories are fictional, they are based on the research each attain, a genuinely classic level, and evoke as does nothing else in literature an awed and convinced sense of the immanence of strange spiritual spheres or entities.
Maybe we are meant to go to the same places at the same time. Tiresome, both rowing the boat with much force, never knowing how long it takes to reach the shore.