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Te-ai saturat de viata pe Pamant? Iti doresti o noua viata sau poate sa iei parte la o aventura inimaginabila? Acum ai posibilitatea sa participi la dezvoltarea celui mai indraznet program pe care omul poate sa-l gandeasca, colonizarea planetei Marte.

Steven A. Hawley, un fost astronaut, sustine ca o calatorie pana pe Marte, bazandu-se pe tehnologia actuala, dureaza 220 de zile. Pentru ca nu este rentabil un drum dus-intors atunci astronautii trebuie sa ramana acolo inca de la primul lor drum. Teoria colonizarii planetei Marte porneste initial de la plecarea a doi oameni, care sa construiasca acolo o baza pentru zboruri regulate.  Odata ajunsi acolo, cei doi oameni, pionierii misiunii, trebuie sa invete si sa dezvolte sexul spatial pentru extinderea coloniei. (more…)

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Un subiect larg dezbatut de toata lumea in ultima vreme, pe care m-am decis sa il tratez, folosindu-ma de informatii pe care le-am gasit pe Internet.  Aproape toate materialele sunt luate de pe site-ul http://www.orator.ro/ <– click pentru a il accesa.

Ultima profetie despre cum ca sfarsitul omenirii este pe cale sa inceapa, sustine ca in data de 21 mai 2011 procesul apocaliptic isi gaseste apogeul. Evenimentele care se petrec in lume, alimenteaza aceasta teorie.

Semnele naturale produse in ultima perioada, moartea pasarilor in diferite locuri din lume, iesirea pestilor morti din ape, inverzirea raului canadian Victoria dar si inundatiile fara precedent cu care se confrunta Australia, pot fi indicii a ceea ce urmeaza sa se intample. Poate ca profetia mayasilor conform ca lumea se sfarseste la 21 decembrie 2012 este gresita. Lumea acorda in prezent o foarte mare atentie “semnelor” care pot sa prevesteasca un sfarsit iminent pentru ceea ce inseamna viata pe Pamant.

Un fundamentalist crestin, Harold Camping, sustine ca in urma unor calcule minutios efectuate, sfarsitul lumii este foarte aproape. Harold Camping crede ca pe 21 mai 2011 procesul apocaliptic in care suntem deja angrenati isi gaseste apogeul iar viata pe Terra se va incheia.

apocalipsa Sfarsitul lumii vine in 21 mai 2011Pana si Papa sustine teoria Big Bang-ului in timp ce a simtit nevoia sa-i aduca o completare destul de interesanta: Dumnezeu a fost in spatele acestui fenomen chiar de la inceputul Universului.

Aceste semne apocaliptice, in viziunea celor mai multi, nu au menirea decat sa mai traga poate un ultim semnal de alarma pentru ceea ce inseamna viata omului pe Pamant care fara doar si poate fara o schimbare drastica se va incheia cat de curand, fie ca Apocalipsa a inceput sau doar nedistrugem biosfera.

Pasarile moarte cad din ceruri si pestii ies din ape (more…)

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EGYPTIAN IDEAS OF THE FUTURE LIFE.

CHAPTER I.

THE BELIEF IN GOD ALMIGHTY.

 

A STUDY of ancient Egyptian religious texts will convince the reader that the Egyptians believed in One God, who was self-existent, immortal, invisible, eternal, omniscient, almighty, and inscrutable; the maker of the heavens, earth, and underworld; the creator of the sky and the sea, men and women, animals and birds, fish and creeping-things, trees and plants, and the incorporeal beings who were the messengers that fulfilled his wish and word, It is necessary to place this definition of the first part of the belief of the Egyptian at the beginning of the first chapter of this brief account of the principal religious ideas which he held, for the whole of his theology and religion was based upon it; and it is also necessary to add that, however

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far back we follow his literature, we never seem to approach a time when he was without this remarkable belief. It is true that he also developed polytheistic ideas and beliefs, and that he cultivated them at certain periods of his history with diligence, and to such a degree that the nations around, and even the stranger in his country, were misled by his actions, and described him as a polytheistic idolater. But notwithstanding all such departures from observances, the keeping of which befitted those who believed in God and his unity, this sublime idea was never lost sight of; on the contrary, it is reproduced in the religious literature of all periods. Whence came this remarkable characteristic of the Egyptian religion no man can say, and there is no evidence whatsoever to guide us in formulating the theory that it was brought into Egypt by immigrants from the East, as some have said, or that it was a natural product of the indigenous peoples who formed the population of the valley of the Nile some ten thousand years ago, according to the opinion of others. All that is known is that it existed there at a period so remote that it is useless to attempt to measure by years the interval of time which has elapsed since it grew up and established itself in the minds of men, and that it is exceedingly doubtful if we shall ever have any very definite knowledge on this interesting point.

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the origin in Egypt of the belief in the existence of an almighty God who was One, the inscriptions show us that this Being was called by a name which was something like Neter1 the picture sign for which was an axe-head, made probably of stone, let into a long wooden handle. The coloured picture character shews that the axe-head was fastened into the handle by thongs of leather or string, and judging by the general look of the object it must have been a formidable weapon in strong, skilled hands. A theory has recently been put forward to the effect that the picture character represents a stick with a bit of coloured rag tied to the top, but it will hardly commend itself to any archaeologist. The lines which cross the side of the axe-head represent string or strips of leather, and indicate that it was made of stone which, being brittle, was liable to crack; the picture characters which delineate the object in the latter dynasties shew that metal took the place of the stone axe-head, and being tough the new substance needed no support. The mightiest man in the prehistoric days was he who had the best weapon, and knew how to wield it with the greatest effect; when the prehistoric hero of many fights and victories passed to his rest, his own or a similar weapon was buried with him to enable him to wage war successfully in the next world. The

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mightiest man had the largest axe, and the axe thus became the symbol of the mightiest man. As he, by reason of the oft-told narrative of his doughty deeds at the prehistoric camp fire at eventide, in course of time passed from the rank of a hero to that of a god, the axe likewise passed from being the symbol of a hero to that of a god. Far away back in the early dawn of civilization in Egypt, the object which I identify as an axe may have had some other signification, but if it had, it was lost long before the period of the rule of the dynasties in that country. (more…)

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EGYPTIAN MAGIC

EGYPTIAN MAGIC.

CHAPTER I.

ANTIQUITY OF MAGICAL PRACTICES IN EGYPT.

IN the first volume of this series 1 an attempt was made to set before the reader a statement of the ideas and beliefs which the ancient Egyptians held in respect of God, the “gods,” the Judgment, the Resurrection, and Immortality; in short, to sketch in brief outline much of what was beautiful, and noble, and sublime in their religion. The facts of this statement were derived wholly from native religious works, the latest of which is some thousands of years old, and the earliest of which may be said to possess an antiquity of between six and seven thousand years; the extracts quoted in support of the deductions set forth in it were intended to enable the reader to judge for himself as to the general accuracy of the conclusions there given. Many writers on the Egyptian religion have somewhat blinked the fact that it had two sides; on the one it closely resembles in

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many respects the Christian religion of to-day, and on the other the religion of many of the sects which flourished in the first three or four centuries of our era, and which may be said to have held beliefs which were part Christian and part non-Christian. In its non-Christian aspect it represents a collection of ideas and superstitions which belong to a savage or semi-savage state of existence, and which maintained their hold in a degree upon the minds of the Egyptians long after they had advanced to a high state of civilization. We may think that such ideas and beliefs are both childish and foolish, but there is no possible reason for doubting that they were very real things to those who held them, and whether they are childish or foolish or both they certainly passed into the religion of the people of Egypt, wherein they grew and flourished, and were, at least many of them, adopted by the Egyptian converts to Christianity, or Copts. Reference is made to them in the best classical works of the ancient Egyptians, and it is more than probable that from them they found their way into the literatures of the other great nations of antiquity, and through the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and others into the countries of Europe. In the following pages an attempt will be made to place in the reader’s hands the evidence as to the magical side of the Egyptian religion, which would have been out of place in the former work, the object of which was to describe beliefs of a more spiritual nature. But, as

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in the book on the Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life, the facts here given are drawn from papyri and other native documents, and the extracts are quoted from compositions which were actually employed by the Egyptians to produce magical effects. (more…)

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