Mork & Mindy - Season 1 Episode 25 - Mork's Best Friend
Mork learns all about life, death and pets when he brings home a pet caterpillar which he names Bob.
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Mork & Mindy - Season 1 Episode 25 - Mork's Best Friend
Mork learns all about life, death and pets when he brings home a pet caterpillar which he names Bob.
A curse, or hex, is the willful direction of negative magic towards another person. Typically a curse or hex will develop slowly and gradually, increasing the individual's suffering over time. A Pagan or Wiccan who is adept at shielding and magical self-defense is far less likely to become a victim of a curse or hex.
Many magical traditions forbid cursing or hexing, but in some, it is perfectly acceptable. If you're not sure if this applies to you, be sure to read about magical ethics.
Also Known As: Smiting
Willow refused to direct a curse at the person who insulted her, because she was concerned about retribution.
Breaking a Curse or Hex -
History of Curses:
The Rule of Three aka The Law of Threefold Return
Many new Wiccans and Pagans are initiated with the cautionary words from their elders, "Ever mind the Rule of Three!" This warning is explained to mean that no matter what you do magically, there's a giant Cosmic Force that will make sure your deeds are revisited upon you threefold. It's universally guaranteed, some Pagans claim, which is why you better not EVER perform any harmful magic... or at least, that's what they tell you.
However, this is one of the most highly contested theories in modern Paganism. Is the Rule of Three real, or is it just something made up by experienced Wiccans to scare the "newbies" into submission?
There are several different schools of thought on the Rule of Three. Some Wiccans and Pagans will tell you in no uncertain terms that it's bunk, and that the Threefold Law is not a law at all, but just a guideline used to keep people on the straight and narrow. Other groups swear by it.
Background and Origins of the Threefold LawThe Rule of Three, also called the Law of Threefold Return, is a caveat given to newly initiated witches in some magical traditions, primarily NeoWiccanones. The purpose is a cautionary one. It keeps people who have just discovered Wicca from thinking they have Magical Super Powers. It also, if heeded, keeps folks from performing negative magic without putting some serious thought into the consequences.
*** Find out how Wicca witches can cure a bad temper on The Science Channel's "Ten Ways to Lift a Curse."
*** Is 666 really a cursed number? One unlucky car owner thinks so. Watch as new age shamans attempt to cure a car tagged with a 666 license plate by using crystals, chants, and a little spit on The Science Channel's, "Ten Ways to Lift a Curse."
*** Is the Shakespeare's classic "Macbeth" cursed? On the Science Channel's "10 Ways to Lift a Curse," witness some of the tragic accidents associated with the stage production and how the supposed curse can be broken.
Basic Principles and Concepts of Wicca
There's an old saying that if you ask any ten Wiccans about their religion, you'll get at least fifteen different answers. That's not far from the truth, because with nearly half a million Americans practicing Wicca today, there are hundreds of different Wiccan groups out there. There is no one governing body over Wicca, nor is there a "Bible" that lays down a universal set of guidelines. While specifics vary from one tradition to the next, there are actually a few ideals and beliefs common to nearly all modern Wiccan groups.
Do keep in mind that this article is primarily focused on Wiccan traditions, rather than on the principles of non-Wiccan Pagan belief systems. Not all Pagans are Wiccans, and not all Pagan traditions have the same set of principles as the core beliefs of modern Wicca.
Origins of Wicca:
Wicca as a religion was introduced by Gerald Gardner in the 1950s. Gardner's tradition wasoathbound, initiatory, and secret. However, after a few years splinter groups began forming, and new traditions were formed. Today, many Wiccan groups owe their basic foundation to the principles laid out by Gardner. Wicca is not an ancient religion, but Gardner did incorporate some old esoteric knowledge into his original tradition, including Eastern mysticism, Kabballah, and British legend.
Who Is a Wiccan, and How Do You Find Them?:
Wiccans come from all walks of life. They are doctors and nurses, teachers and soccer moms, writers and firefighters, waitresses and computer programmers. In other words, anyone can be Wiccan, and people become Wiccan for many reasons. In fact, a recent study estimated nearly half a million Wiccans in the United States today - and frankly, that number seems inaccurately low. As to where to find them, that might take a bit of digging -- as a mystery religion that doesn't proselytize or actively recruit, it can sometimes be difficult to find a group in your area. Never fear, though -- the Wiccans are out there, and if you ask around enough, you'll bump into one eventually.
Mother Shipton was a Yorkshire witch who prophesied about future events in the form of poems.
Her prophecies predicted the fates of several rulers within and just after her lifetime - the invention of iron ships, Great Fire of London in 1666, the defeat of the Spanish Armada... and even the end of the world!
Janet Ursula Southiel (Southill), more popularly known as Mother Ursula Shipton, lived in Yorkshire England from 1488-1561. She became quite well known the accuracy of her visions with some pertaining to modern times including descriptions of the radio, television, airplanes, and World Wars, and even possibly World War III.
I Prophesy: Mother Shipton's Visions
The most famous claimed edition of Mother Shipton's prophecies foretells many modern events and phenomena. Widely quoted today as if it were the original, it contains over a hundred prophetic rhymed couplets in notably non-16th-century language and includes the now-famous lines:
The world to an end shall come
In eighteen hundred and eighty one.
However, this version did not appear in print until 1862, and its true author, one Charles Hindley, subsequently admitted in print that he had invented it. This invented prophecy has appeared over the years with different dates and in (or about) several countries (for example in the late 1970s many news articles about Mother Shipton appeared setting the date at 1981). The 1920s (subsequently much reprinted) booklet The Life and Prophecies of Ursula Sontheil better known as Mother Shipton stated the date as 1991.
Among other well-known lines from Hindley's fake version (often quoted as if they were original) are:
A Carriage without a horse shall go;
Disaster fill the world with woe...
In water iron then shall float,
As easy as a wooden boat.
IMPULSES OF THE UNIVERSE -
FIND YOUR DREAM.
AND LIVE IT!
AND THEN RETURN,
IF YOU DARE TO TRY AGAIN!
The Full Rose Moon rises on June 13, 2014
The warmth of spring is just arriving. With the spring weather here, spring flowers sprout. Lily-of-the-valley, is a perennial spring-blooming plant and is native to Europe. Its dainty, white, bell-shaped, fragrant flowers are borne on a stalk which rises between two shinny leaves.
The lily-of-the-valley thrives in shade. In religion and art the tiny flower symbolizes purity.
Finding pleasure in the simple things is the best way to neutralize stress.
The sight of the lily-of-the-valley coming up from the ground in the garden under the deck makes me feel good. The flowers remind me of my Grandmother Skelhorn who originally planted the bell shaped flowers in 1967.
Below is courtesy of the Friendship Book 1983
Tuesday April 15
How beautiful is the spring flowers are; beautiful in form, in colour, and beautiful in promise. Gone is the dull, dark winter, and we can now look ahead to longer, brighter days, with trees and flowers in full glory.
Now it is Easter-time, and in my garden a clump of modest, frail little lily-of-the-valley is coming into bloom. To me this clump is always a miracle, because it appears where some previous owner of the garden had decided that a concrete path should be, and so within this tomb the lilies-of-the-valley were sealed. But come Easter-time a wonderful thing happens-through the tiny cracks appear the stems, rising up stronger and stronger, with each delicate bell as it opens seeming to ring a peal of victory - "See, I have overcome death, I have risen from the tomb!"
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In the beginning by the light of the Full Moon Frankie connects with Candice's energy through dream time and witnesses her involvement in a terrifying act of violence. After receiving information from Sandra that their childhood friend is missing they pack their bags and then head to the inner city to find her.
Frankie, afraid for her own safety has a chance encounter with a local named Calvin who is plugged into what's happening. Using his workable ideas as well as Frankie and Sandra consulting tarot, ordinary playing cards, astrology, and spell-casting, they set forth to free Candice from the dangerous situation she is in.
COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, the new series that will serve as a successor to the legendary 1980 series hosted by Carl Sagan.
From Executive Producer/Writer Ann Druyan and Executive Producer (and Family Guy creator) Seth MacFarlane, COSMOS hosted by world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
A MUST SEE!!!
You might want to get out pen and paper and record some of the incidents of the past few days. It could be that you've gained new insight or understanding into a particular problem. Some quiet time spent analyzing the situation could yield some interesting solutions.
A new book that has just been released which is titled Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe has caused quite a stir all across the Internet, due to the fact that its subject matter is completely about the idea of life continuing on after death and going on forever. The author of the book is scientist Dr. Robert Lanza and he has been called the third most significant science researcher alive today by the New York Times.
Lanza is considered to be one of the top professionals in the world in regard to regenerative medication and works as a scientist on cell technology. Before this, Dr. Lanza was known for widespread research in which he studied stem cells. He is also known for performing numerous cloning experiments on endangered animals.
However, he decided to get involved with quantum mechanics and astrophysics. Such a combination has given rise to the theory of biocentrism. That is the idea that states both consciousness and life itself are essential to the universe. It is consciousness which has created the physical universe and not the opposite way around as has been believed, according to Lanza.
He states that the entire assembly of the universe, and the constants, forces and even laws of the universe seem to be set up for life, suggesting that some sort of intelligence occurred before any matter was created. He also states that time and space are not things or items, but are instead just tools to help individuals understand the world around them. Lanza explained that people hold time and space close similar to how turtles carry their shells. But when people throw off their shells (time and space disappear) people still live.
Lanza is also a believer of multiple universes. He thinks that even though a person might pass away in one universe, but in another, it can still be alive and well and continues to exist. This idea means that someone who has died would go not to heaven or hell but end up in a world that was similar to the one that he or she once before had lived in but is now again alive. This continues onward indefinitely.
This very controversial theory that is held by Dr. Lanza actually has many supporters and not just plain mortals who are terrified of death, but also some other very well-known scientists as well. These are both physicists and also astrophysicists who happen to say that the presence of parallel worlds and the prospect of multiple universes is a possible concept. The idea of the multiverse or multi-universe is actually a real scientific concept, which many researchers defend. They state that there are no physical laws in existence that disallow any presence of there being the possibility of parallel worlds.
Dr. Hugh Everett, who worked at Princeton University, stated that at any time the universe can divide into any number of endless parallel instances. The very next moment, these brand-new universes split into yet another branch.. In some of these worlds a person might be watching television, in others he or she could be reading a book or even in others that person may not even exist.
What causes the triggers for such universes are peoples own actions. When certain choices are made, in an instant one universe divides into two that have two various outcomes. It is believed that space has many different orbs that allow the rise to similar orbs, and these make even more orbs, and so it goes on and on to infinity. Throughout the universe, they are apart, never knowing of each other but they all signify parts of the very same universe from which they came.
There is data that shows the universe is not alone. Using information from deep space telescopes, scientists have produced an extremely accurate map of microwave backgrounds. These are considered cosmic relics that have stayed around since the beginning of the birth of the universe. They have also discovered the universe contains much dark matter that is represented by gaps and black holes.
With this, many scientists now think there are many places that the soul could go to after death, when studying the idea of neo-biocentrism. Yet this is if one believes the soul actually exists. The scientist Dr. Stuart Hameroff, who is a near-death expert, offers a different description of consciousness that can perhaps appeal to rational scientific minds and also personal clairvoyance.
Hameroff believes that consciousness resides inside microtubules of the brain. These are the main areas of quantum processing. When death occurs, this information is released out of a person’s body, therefore meaning a consciousness is let go as well. Consciousness is believed by these scientists to be an important property of the universe that was present back at the beginning of the universe when the Big Bang occurred.
If such were to be true, then all souls were made from the very fabric of the universe and have existed since the starting of time itself. Human brains would be considered only receivers and amplifiers for the consciousness that is floating around in space and time.
Such accounts of quantum consciousness might start to explain such occurrences such as out of body experiences, near-death experiences, astral projection and possibly reincarnation without the need to bend to any religious philosophy. The energy of consciousness could possibly be recycled over and over into a new body at some time. While it waited, it could stay out of any physical body on some other kind of reality, and even in some kind of other sort of universe.
All these ideas have come to pass due to the new book Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe which has caused quite a stir all across the Internet, due to the fact that its subject matter is completely about the idea of life continuing on after death and going on forever. The author of the book, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza, has been called the third most significant science researcher alive today by the New York Times.
Source: The Liberty Voice
Since the beginning of the world women have been irresistibly drawn to jewels. When we wear lovely gems we feel that we look our prettiest and most prosperous. It's not just an idea, either - for jewels, as everyone knows, really do bring luck.
Not every jewel to every woman, of course. Good fortune is always more individual and specialized than that. There are twelve signs of the Zodiac, corresponding wit the twelve months of the year and each sign has a special gem associated with it, bestowing on those who wear it a particular kind of luck.
Generally speaking, too, the color of the Zodiac stone which is extra becoming to the type of woman born under the corresponding sign. So that, from all points of view, there is no better way of choosing your particular gem than by the month in which you were born.
The stone and the special luck which it brings are given in the traditional rhythms set below. Remember, however, that the Zodiac months don't correspond exactly with the calendar months, but run from about the 21st to the 24th. Beside each month, in brackets, you will find the period it covers. There is often an overlap of a few days at the time the signs change and if your birthday, comes between the 20th and 24th of any month you may find that either the stone for the period just ending or that for the period just beginning may be correct within a day or two.
In this case adopt as yours the jewel of the two for which you have a decided preference and feel happiest wearing.
Note also regarding lucky gems that the good fortune they bring is greatest if they are worn touching the skin. For this reason your Birth Stone should be mounted as a pendant, bracelet or ring rather than as a brooch or clip. If your engagement ring contains your Birth Month Stone, your marriage should be specially blessed by Fate.
EACH MONTH'S BIRTH STONE
January (December 21st to January 20th)
By her who in this month was born
No gem save Garnets should be worn.
They will ensure her constancy,
True friendships and fidelity.
garnets - a semi-precious stone, usually red and looking like an inferior ruby, but sometimes brown, yellow, black, or green. It brings a healthy and cheery disposition and wards off inflammatory diseases.
February (January 21st to February 20th)
The February-born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care
If they the Amethyst will wear.
- amethyst a kind of quartz with beautiful clear purple, violet or mauve coloring. It is specially lucky to lovers, as it is linked with St. Valentine, their patron saint, and it brings faithfulness in love to those who wear it, with freedom from anger and jealousy.
March (February 21st to March 20th)
Who on this world of ours their eyes
In March first open, shall be wise,
In days of peril strong and brave,
And wear a Bloodstone to their grave.
- bloodstone a semi-precious stone which is dark green with red spots like bloodstains. Its name may be due to this or that fact that in olden times it was believed to stop bleeding. In consequence many soliders carried it to staunch their wounds. It is not a pretty stone for a girl to wear, but it is a mascot for warding off illness and accidents. It also brings courage to its wearer.
April (March 21st to April 20th)
She who from April dates her years,
Diamonds shall wear, lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow.
This stone emblem of innocence is known.
diamond - a precious stone which is pure from carbon, the color of water and very sparkling. It is luckiest when worn on the left side. it symbolizes strength, virtue, bravery and insight and will bring these fine attributes to those who wear it. The Hebrew's long ago believed that it lost its sparkle if touched or worn by a traitor's hand.
May (April 21st to May 20th)
Who first beholds the light of day
In spring's sweet, flowery month of May,
And wears an Emerald all her life,
Shall be a loved and loving wife.
emerald - a precious stone of beryl type, but distinguished from the beryl by its beautiful green color. The Romans believed it to be good for the eyes and their cruel Emperor, Nero, wore emerald eyeglasses. Legend says that given by one lover to another it will pale and grow dull when the love fades between them.
June (may 21st to June 20th)
Who comes with summer to this earth,
And owes to June her hour of birth,
With ring of Agate on her hand
Can health, wealth and long life command.
agate - a Scotch pebble. a semi-precious stone with bands or ribbons of color, usually brown, dark red or yellow, but sometimes blue or green. It is specially lucky not only to the June-born, but to farmers, foresters, gardeners and florists. Brings good fortune in making and keeping friends.
July (June 21st to July 20th)
The glowing Ruby shall adorn
Those who in warm July are born.
Then will they be exempt and free
From love's doubt and anxiety.
-ruby this is one of the most precious of all jewels. It is the same in composition, except for its coloring matter, as the sapphire and has similar brilliance. We think of it as deep glowing red, but it may range between pink and almost violet. It brings good fortune in friendship and banishes grief.
August (July 21st to August 20th)
Wear a Sardonyx or for thee
No conjugal felicity (happiness).
The August-born without this stone
'Tis said, must live unloved and alone.
sardonyx - a variety of onyx which has white and dark red or white and dark brown markings in bands or layers. It brings married happiness.
September (August 21st to September 20th)
A maiden born when autumn leaves
Are rustling in September's breeze,
A Sapphire on her brow should bind.
'Twill cure diseases of the mind.
sapphire - a precious stone which at its best is a clear cornflower blue. Like blue color in general (the Venus color) this gem is especially lucky to lovers and engaged couples, bringing peaceful, optimistic happiness.
October (September 21st to October 20th)
October's child is born with woe,
And life's vicissitudes ( successive change of fortune) must know;
But lay an Opal on her breast
And hope will lull those to rest.
opal - a very lovely precious stone of cloudy white, but flashing with rainbow hues as it catches the light. The gem is considered unlucky as an engagement ring unless worn by October-born, as it is said that with a wearer of any month the marriage will never take place. For those whose birth stone it is it gives second sight, hope and faith. As with the emerald, legend says that it loses it brilliance if worn by an unfaithful lover.
November (October 21st to November 20th)
Who first comes to this world below
In dear November's fog and snow,
Should prize the Topaz' amber hue,
Emblem of friends and lovers true.
topaz- a more or less transparent precious stone which is usually clear yellow, but sometimes yellowish white, blue or even pink, though the last color is generally artificially produced. The ancients believed that it warded off chest and rheumatic troubles and asthma, and brought fidelity in friendship and love.
December (November 21st to December 20th)
If cold December gave you birth,
The month of snow and ice and mirth,
Place on your hand Turquoise blue,
Success will bless whate'er you do.
turquoise - a waxy translucent or opaque precious stone of a blue or blue-green color. It is coloring and lustre vary with the feelings of its wearer, and it is said to fade when nearing death. It protects from danger or misfortune.
Book Of Fortune Telling - originally published in 1951 by C. Arthur Pearson Limited as 'Complete Fortune Telling'