The ancient city-kingdom of Amathous is located east of the city Limassol in Cyprus. At the acropolis of the town, two impressively large monolithic vases were used for the shrine of Aphrodite. The one is preserved in situ and the other one was transferred in the Louvre back in the 19th century
The photo shows some of the remainings of the acropolis. You can visit the site to admire the sea view and the beautiful enormous vase which will definitely impress you! Photo taken: April 2015
Throughout the winter and into spring, it looks like any other body of water nestled in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.
But as the summer sun grows hotter and the sun's rays beat down on the lake, water evaporates and lowers the surface level. Giant circles — which had been invisible and lying just below the surface — reveal themselves in gorgeous hues of yellow, blue and green.
Spotted Lake has no river or creek to drain it and receives all of its water as run-off from the surrounding hills. As the snow melts and flows into the basin, it brings minerals and salts which have accumulated over centuries. As the lake water evaporates, the spots change in size and colour creating beautiful fluctuating hues depending on the mineral composition of each one.
During the First World War, the lake was dredged to collect minerals to make ammunition. Others have collected the minerals for spa treatments. But this lake is also a sacred place for the Indigenous Peoples of the Okanagan who have visited for millennia for its spiritual and healing powers.
Visitors are welcome to view the lake from the highway and are asked not to disturb the area if they go down for a closer look. #lakekhiluk .
“New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements... the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.”
Jackson Pollack, mid-century American artist and tender-hearted maniac.
“If you're honest, you sooner or later have to confront your values. Then you're forced to separate what is right from what is merely legal. This puts you metaphysically on the run. America is full of metaphysical outlaws.”
Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker, 1980
“In spite of the opinions of certain narrow-minded people, who would shut up the human race upon this globe, as within some magic circle it must never outstep, we shall one day travel to the moon, the planets, and the stars, with the same facility, rapidity, and certainty as we now make the voyage from Liverpool to New York!”
Jules Verne, poet, author and futurist from seaside Nantes.
“Jack Kerouac opened a million coffee bars and sold a million pairs of Levis to both sexes. Woodstock rises from his pages. Now if writers could get together into a real tight union, we'd have the world right by the words. We could write our own universes, and they would be as real as a coffee bar or a pair of Levis or a prom in the Jazz Age.”
William S. Burroughs, Beat Generation novelist and co-heir to the Burroughs Adding Machine Company fortune.
Yesterday morning I had planned to head into Yosemite, but as I got close to the entrance there was already a line of cars, so this time I was smart I just turned around and left There is a part of me that regrets not getting to visit the beautiful sites. In Yosemite, but crowds and I just don’t get along and the last several times Ihave proven to me, no matter how beautiful the place, I will be miserable if it’s crowded. So I continued on towards Havasu and checked google maps to see if there were any other nearby parks or points of interest. I saw that the “Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest” was close. Didn’t know anything about it, But it sounded interesting so I took a small detour to Big Pine, parked the van, unloaded Max, stocked the saddlebags with camera gear, strap on the sleeping bag, had to choose between the tripod and the tent, tripod won, of course, so I tossed a tarp in the saddle bag and Max and I headed headed off up into the hills, climbing from below 4,000 ft at the valley floor to 10,000 feet in less than 20 miles. This place was absolutely stunning ...stark beauty ...almost spiritual, which is fitting as it provided the perfect place to celebrate the Autumn equinox....I got to watch the sun set on summer and the sun rise on autumn, surrounded by oldest (confirmed) living trees in the world ... I’ve included a few pictures and some video clips but there is so much more.... I will do a blog post on my website later including full videos of a couple of the rides ...the highway to the park road cutoff is pretty and fun with a lot of dips mini roller coaster....#experiencetoremember#meandmax#mabon#theancients
Regrann from @collectivespark - The Anunnaki or “Those of Royal Blood” are considered as immortal gods who once inhabited our Earth during the ancient Sumerian times. The word Anunnaki means as “those who Anu sent from heaven to Earth". #TheAncients .
During an excavation of the Biblical city of Nineveh in 1845, a team led by Austen Henry Layard, discovered the ruins of the ancient Assyrian library of Ashurbanipal. One of the most important discoveries made during the excavation where a series of cuneiform tablets called the Enűma Eliš, or better known as “The Seven Tablets of Creation” The Seven Tablets of Creation tell the story about a group of gods called the Anunnaki who came from the heaven to create the human race.
The history tells that Sumerians in ancient Mesopotamia achieved over one hundred “firsts” for human civilization. Advances in writing, agriculture, science, mathematics, medicine, astronomy, transportation, building, military, schools and city planning, all originated in Sumer. The Sumerians credit these achievements to The Anunnaki -giant, winged gods, who are only found in ancient cuneiform texts. Could these gods be more than legend? Is it possible that civilization made sudden, huge advances in development 5,000 years ago as a result of the Anunnaki’s presence on Earth? Could the human race have been jump-started or even genetically created by extraterrestrial beings in the remote past? #AnunnakiHistory .
I woke up this morning feeling anxious for reasons unknown to me. I think that the world around me and the nature of society makes me anxious. It is sometimes difficult to find peace and solace in a world so full of Chaos that sometimes follows you into your dreams. Because I was not feeling grounded, I decided to work with some black tourmaline red jasper garnet and smoky quartz to assist me in grounding. I cleansed my stones with sage as seen in the first video and I also saged myself; however, the video cut off prior to me doing so. Black tourmaline repels negative energy♀️smoky quartz provides grounding energies♀️while red jasper provides security and stability. As well as garnet.
I followed this with prayer and intention.
Now I can face the day on TWO FEET.
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