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How to cure or pickle your Olives by Nadine*
 
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Live from Athens, Greece, Nadine tells you how to cure / pickle raw olives from start to finish. All you need is a little time to enjoy this natural organic food. Impress your friends and make your dining table sparkle with home cured olives. Wether they are North American or European this simple technique really works wonders. Cheers! Algis
Views: 34956 Algis Kemezys
Saving a Bumble-Bees Life with Wild Honey
 
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I rescued this Bee from the street and almost certain death. It was just lying there in the way that any car or person might kill it. I then brought it home and fed it wild Honey . Eventually I found great pleasure when it was licking my finger. Afterwards the Bee became stronger so I released it back into Nature. PS. This might be another kind of Bee than Bumble.
Views: 60460 Algis Kemezys
The Gordian Knot story
 
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Here is one story about the Gordian Knot.
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Bucerias "Huichol Artist" Martin Jimenez Garcia & his DaZzling beadwork.
 
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Local Huichol artist Martin Jimenez Garcia explains the history and technique about his art along with the various symbols on the art work.The colors are dazzling. You can find him in Bucerias and around Puerto Vallarta.
Views: 34499 Algis Kemezys
The Secret of Bay Leaves for Divination
 
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A long time ago in Delphi the oracle used Bay leaves to get in the mood for telling prophesy.
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Some of Mexico's BEST Huichol Art 2017
 
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Here are some exquisite examples of Mexican Huichol Art on display in downtown Puerto Vallarta near the weekend Market. The Huichols are the only Indians not converted into Christianity. There bead work started when the Christian Monks gave them beads in hopes of converting them. What occured is that the beads inspired the Huichols creating a world of their own illustrating life from a Shamans Point of view. Their visionary work comes from taking Peyote on Religious occasions.
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The Shamir Worm & King Solomon's Temple
 
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Here is a story you will not find in the Bible. The interesting way King Solomons's Temple was built in Jerusalem..
Views: 1905 Algis Kemezys
How to  cure arthritic pain, skin problems and cancer at the Hot Mineral Springs of Ikaria,Greece
 
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Since antiquity the Hot mineral springs of Lefkada, Ikaria, Greece have been know to heal skin problems like eczema and boils. relieve arthritic pain in the joints and as word of mouth has it, even cure some forms of cancer. Women call it a natural form of Plastic Surgery for it leaves the skin as soft as velvet. Loaded with minerals like sulphur and radon this place is really special. Once upon a time their were ancient Roman baths here and this is also the island from Mythology where Icarus fell to his death when he flew to close to the sun with his wings made of wax. Beautiful and rugged, The New York Times published an article called "The island where people forget to die". In the winter you can dine on hundreds of wild greens and mushrooms in the near by town of Therma, where two other bath houses exist for therapeutic purposes.
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Kos = Hercules, Hermes, Hippocrates! Athena & Asclepius
 
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Kos = Hermes, Hercules, Hippocrates and Asclepius (pron.: /æsˈkliːpiəs/; Greek: Ἀσκληπιός Asklēpiós [asklɛːpiós]; Latin Aesculapius) is the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek religion. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts; his daughters are Hygieia ("Hygiene", the goddess/personification of health, cleanliness, and sanitation), Iaso (the goddess of recuperation from illness), Aceso (the goddess of the healing process), Aglæa/Ægle (the goddess of beauty, splendor, glory, magnificence, and adornment), and Panacea (the goddess of universal remedy). He was associated with the Roman/Etruscan god Vediovis. He was one of Apollo's sons, sharing with Apollo the epithet Paean ("the Healer").[2] The rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff, remains a symbol of medicine today. Hippocrates of Cos or Hippokrates of Kos (Greek: Ἱπποκράτης; Hippokrátēs; c. 460 BC -- c. 370 BC) was an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the father of western medicine[2][3] [4] in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine. This intellectual school revolutionized medicine in ancient Greece, establishing it as a discipline distinct from other fields that it had traditionally been associated with (notably theurgy and philosophy), thus establishing medicine as a profession.[5][6] However, the achievements of the writers of the Corpus, the practitioners of Hippocratic medicine, and the actions of Hippocrates himself are often commingled; thus very little is known about what Hippocrates actually thought, wrote, and did. Hippocrates is commonly portrayed as the paragon of the ancient physician, credited with coining the Hippocratic Oath, still relevant and in use today. He is also credited with greatly advancing the systematic study of clinical medicine, summing up the medical knowledge of previous schools, and prescribing practices for physicians through the Hippocratic Corpus and other works.[5][7]
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The Amazing health benefits of Pumpkin Seeds
 
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This Halloween don't stop short with only a Jack-O-Lantern and Pumpkin Pie but cherish those seeds and find out the great health and medical benefits in eating them regularly. They turn out to be a real Panacea and heres the top reasons for eating these seeds. BTW Pythagoras also recommended eating a variety of seeds for good health and long life.
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The Hummingbird MOTH
 
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While hiking the country side under these fascinating rock formations looking for Mimetoliths and Pareidolias I found the Face of Mother Earth or Gaia. Thinking the amusements were over I then spot what I think is the smallest Hummingbird I have ever seen. Inspired, I film it and took photographs only to understand later that it was a moth that has the appearance and mannerisms of the Hummingbird. A unique creature that seems to straddle both worlds and perhaps even be an evolutionary marvel. Then trying to following it to get more footage, I stumble and fell into a ravinefilled with many sharp thorny bushes with rocks tumbling down behind me. I leave slightly shaken and thankful I have not broken anything and that I didn't totally tear my face open on these sharp rocks and thorns that I landed on. This music is from a film I made back in 1988 called Mimetoliths. A similar incident happened in that Documentary where I should and broken my neck and drowned but miraculously didn't.
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Japans Shiso Leaf * anti-inflammatory wonder.
 
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This delicious Japanese leaf can be grown at home with good success. It is a wonderful addition to any salad, sandwich or stew. It's loaded with goodness and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent naturally.
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A Day in the Life of a Cute White Kitten
 
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This is the real life of Can Can the charmingly fun little Kitten. Her name means life-life (pronounced Jan-Jan) and this Kitten is full of it. Living with the Professor Yaman, her mother China, two older siblings and her uncle Küpüsh. Can Can climbs mandarin trees and almost falls, watches herself on the computer and has lots of fun even though she is afraid of the sea near-by. Eventually she learns all the tricks in the book and is a real sport at soccer with a mandarine and learning the ups and downs of tennis.
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My "Spock" Rock Memorial Mimetolith, κυθνος
 
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During my show called " Born in Stone" at The National Archaeological Museum in Athens.I was living in the village of Loutra, Kythnos, Greece when Leonard Nimoy passed away. May he R.I.P. . Along with him the fictional character called Spock that he played is gone as well. Being a life long fan of Spocks, I was lucky to noticed a striking mimetolith on the mountain looking out from the third beach in Loutra. So, I decided to name it after Spock so he can never be forgotten.. None of the locals had noticed this formation but once pointed out to them they all agree that is did look like the profile of a person. If your interested, you can also see our funeral for Spock here on this channel. So with that said, this is my "Spock Memorial Mimetolith". I wonder if Sheldon Cooper would approve? DEFINITION by R.V. Dietrick mimetolith (m0· m‘!· tÇ· l0th) n. 1.a. a natural topographic feature, rock outcrop, rock specimen, mineral specimen, or loose stone the shape of which resembles something else -- e.g., a real or fancied animal, plant, manufactured item, or part(s) thereof. b. a topographic feature, rock outcrop, rock specimen, mineral specimen, or loose stone, the surface pattern of which resembles a real or fancied animal, ... . c. a topographic feature (et alia) with any combination of shape and pattern that resembles a real or fancied animal, . . . . [Greek mimetes (an imitator) and lithos (stone); term coined by Thomas Orzo MacAdoo, first appeared in (Dietrich, 1989).] Discussion: Some people have applied this designation to forms exhibited by minerals and rocks that have been cut (e.g., sliced) or shaped (e.g., eggs and spheres) -- see, for examples, Figures 32, 61-78 and AppB1-AppB9. Although it has been suggested that this is an overextension of the designation, it seems quite justified because natural weathering and erosion could have exposed the features that would have led to their being referred to by this term. So far as their origin, diverse mimetoliths have been formed as the result of solidification of magma, crystallization from solutions, chemical weather, physical weathering, abrasion either in place or during transport, etc., etc. as well as the result of several different combinations of such constructive and destructive geological processes.
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Ikaria fisherman's GREAT balance in a small Boat
 
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Everyone has heard about the fabled fisherman's legs or a Seamans Balance. This is the balance they have while aboard ship and changes the way they walk, some say. Here, I found a fisherman just off the shore from Therma, Ikaria who demonstrates amazing balance in the waves while pulling in his net with the Catch of the Day. Personally I almost get sea sick watching this. It was quite stormy outside but this did not scare off this professional fisherman from feeding his family. The fishermans name is George Apostolakis!! He is a baker in the town of Therma as well.
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Saving your 3rd Eye ...  the Pineal Gland ***
 
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This is a little information on your third eye and what you can do to promote Mystical Experiences. The pineal gland, also known as the pineal body, conarium or epiphysis cerebri, is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces melatonin, a serotonin derived hormone, that affects the modulation of sleep patterns in both seasonal and circadian rhythms.[1][2] Its shape resembles a tiny pine cone (hence its name), and it is located in the epithalamus, near the centre of the brain, between the two hemispheres, tucked in a groove where the two halves of the thalamus join. Nearly all vertebrate species possess a pineal gland. The most important exception is the hagfish, which is often thought of as the most primitive type of vertebrate. Even in the hagfish, however, there may be a "pineal equivalent" structure in the dorsal diencephalon.The lancelet Branchiostoma lanceolatum, the nearest existing relative to vertebrates, also lacks a recognizable pineal gland. The lamprey (considered almost as primitive as the hagfish), however, does possess one. A few more developed vertebrates, including the alligator, lack pineal glands because they have been lost over the course of evolution. The gland has been compared to the photoreceptive, so-called third parietal eye present in the epithalamus of some animal species, which is also called the pineal eye. René Descartes believed the pineal gland to be the "principal seat of the soul" and viewed it as the third eye.
Views: 1077 Algis Kemezys
Tenderizing Octopus the original way.
 
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Tenderizing Octopus
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Wonderful, Mexican medicine for Arthritis and Rheumatism
 
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This all natural Mexican medicine made from Peyote and Cannabis works just wonderfully for Arthritis and Rheumatism and just plane sore muscles. When in Mexico bring some back home for those suffering from these problems. You can only get it here! Provides immediate relief for different muscles and joints. Softens the skin too!
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Your Brains abilities are  just better with Etherium Gold
 
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This video states the benefits of taking Etherium Gold. It helps your brain be as good as it can be and then some. I got 5 seven letters words playing Scrabble after taking this for a month. it is believed aliens were here once mining this to have better brains themselves. It is the ultimate thing for the best possible brain other than sea food.
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Mexico's Best Beach * 2017 * Chacala Beach
 
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Chacala Beach is the best beach in Mexico for 2017 & 2018. The Beach is about an hour and a half north of Puerto Vallarta. This beach competes with some of the best beaches I have seen while traveling around the world like Kovalum beach in India and Kuta Beach in Bali.. This beach has all the best qualities one could want from a beach that is exactly the right size by me: and like all great places, it will not last long before it is fully developed. This is the kind of beach that hugs you with it's size and is wonderfully comfortable because like other endless beaches on the Pacific coast this one feels like your protected in it's wonderful bay. Fish is a plenty for the eating here, as well as plentiful fruits and fresh vegetables. The Altavista petro-glyphs are only a short drive and hike away . This is the most romantic beaches for a full moon stroll.
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Turkey,  Van cat has amazing two color eyes and a curious paw mannerism.
 
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This Turkish cat that I have befriended has amazingly beautiful two colored eyes and a funny mannerism with it's paw. I wonder if it is Gay? From what I understand this is a Van cat because they are the ones with two colored eyes. The funny thing is it is only friendly with other female cats so I suspect it might be Feminist.
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making Pad Thai with Byron Ayanoglu ********
 
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This is how you make Pad Thai. Starring the charismatic cinema super chef Byron Ayanoglu, co-author of the no.1 Amazon Thai Cookbook called" Simply Thai Cooking" recipes by Wandee Young. Great food too.
Views: 1172 Algis Kemezys
Discovering Sour Grass for your salads
 
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This wonderful sour salad green grows plentifully all over the NE.These greens contain Polyphenols have recently been termed "lifespan essentials", and they actively work in the ... Eat lots of unrefined fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes.
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How to Clean your BBQ naturally with an onion.
 
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Try this traditional mediterranean way to clean your grill without chemicals by rubbing an onion against the grate of the grill. See how here...
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Turkeys Turkeys eat well and rule the roost
 
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Here in Turkey the Turkeys rule the roost, as you can see at the end of this video. They also are eating quality foods and living a real life under the sun and sky free range style. Birds of a feather do dine together as you can see they share the foods given them with other feathered birds.. filmed in Gumusluk, Turkey
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Byron's Greek Path
 
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Byron Ayanoglu, author of "Crete on the Half Shell" shares his funny point of view on the path to Greek Understanding. Music by Psarantonis, Camera Algis Kemezys
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Art Video....Julian the Apostate Dreamt
 
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As dreamt by Julian the Apostate before he died trying to bring back the ancient Hellenistic Gods. Included here we see Pan, a Kouros, Demetra, Athena, Hecate, Maximus the Magician, Asclepius, Hermes, and himself at a young age in the end. Julian the Apostate who was the nephew of Emperor Constantine the Great ascended the throne in A.D.361. May he R.I.P. Images from "Born in Stone"
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Petroglyph Mercedes
 
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Mr. Tsingelis who lives in the town of Therma, Ikaria, Greece used his beloved Mercedes as a taxi for twenty years. After giving it up for financial reasons, the next owner crashed it and sold it for scrap metal. Nikiforos memorialized it in exact detail in stone outside his house, for all to admire and remember. It took him three years to collect the right stones and assemble them in time-honored stone-fence building methods. Talk about loving your car travel here when there. .
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Guachimontones  Circular Pyramids & Shaman
 
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Here are a few minutes in Guachimontones..The only place in the world with circular Pyramids. Filmed with a Fujifilm XT10. Los Guachimontones (alternatively Huachimontones) is a prehispanic archaeological site near the Mexican town of Teuchitlán in the state of Jalisco about an hour west of Guadalajara. It is the major site of the so-called Teuchitlan tradition,[1] a complex society that existed from as early as 300 BCE until perhaps 900 CE. The dominant features at los Guachimontones are circular stepped pyramids in the middle of circular building complexes. The 60-foot (18 m) tall pyramid at Circle 2 has 13 high steps leading to an upper level, which was then topped with another 4 high steps. A post hole was located at the very highest level, most likely for Volador ceremonies.[1] The pyramids may also have supported small temples. The word Teuchitlán is derived from Teotzitlán or Teutzitlán interpreted as "place dedicated to the divine", "place of the God Tenoch " or "place dedicated to the revered God".[2] Possibly the city foundation goes back to the Aztecs, which erected it on a hill called Huachimontón, north of its current location.[2] It was founded by members of Nahuatlacas groups that developed central Mexico during the postclassical period, however it is known that buildings at Teuchitlán were built prior to such development. The creative culture that constructed "'Guachimontones"' is called Teuchitlan tradition, its apogee was between 200 and 400 CE, disappearing in about 900 CE, possibly before the arrival of the Anahuaca colonists.
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Four Leaf-Clovers for Japan 2011
 
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During this St-Patrick's week I have been searching for four-leafed clovers trying to bring good-luck to the people of Japan in their troubled times. I was somehow hoping I could prevent a total meltdown of their nuclear reactors and stop the fall out or anything else castastrophic connected to their earth quake and tsunami . . I figured miracles have to start somewhere but now I realise they cannot be created with desire or good-will but come from some place that only the Creator can access . So I pray and hope for a better tomorrow.
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"Masterclass" Clips of Walter Lassally
 
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Clips from my feature Documentary called Masterclass. It won a Platinum Remy at the Houston World Festival 2008 Walter Lassally, master cinematographer of 100 famous movies, including Zorba the Greek, for which he won an Oscar, meets W. Lambert Scot Gardiner, a university professor of communications and psychology. They have a conversation that becomes a master class in their respective fields while lunching in a seaside taverna in Greece. They let us into their trade secrets, but also reveal aspects of their personalities and their passion for cinema and for life. The cinematic experience they provide is like a private and privileged visit with two highly accomplished professionals in their golden years. A feature length documentary by Algis Kemezys, Produced by Byron Ayanoglu, Music by Guthrie Lowe :Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Florida Media Market, Festival Imperial, Italy
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Eat Green, and become more Alive with Dandelions
 
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Dandelion Greens in Quebec:Green your diet, and you will naturally start to pay more attention to plants with leaves. Leaves transfer life force energy by infusing chlorophyll into your red blood cells. It's simple -- eat green, and you become more alive. Humans Used to Eat Green As a species we're in a "remembering" phase of our health evolution. Homo sapiens historically ate leaves from hundreds of species of plants. Today, typical primates in the wild eat 150 to 300 green species. When we eat a diversity of plants, our cells receive a diversity and complexity of nutrients. If you count the diversity in a typical green diet (your microgreens salad, your kale, your sprouts and don't forget your beet greens), I'd be impressed if you hit 40 species. Inner & Outer Ecosystem Theory There is a holistic gorgeousness to the situation here: as we green our diet with growing complexity, we evacuate the toxic rubbish from our cells. In Ayurveda we call this rubbish "ama," which is a sticky sludge that inhibits the body's integrity and blocks the flow of consciousness. As we detox the Standard American Diet out of our cells, these cells wake up to life force intelligence and start to be heard by your tongue. Your tongue starts to crave a greater diversity of intelligent taste, and your diet becomes more alive and green. Externally, we begin to notice more variety in the plants in the supermarket, our yard and our ecosystem. As this happens, our bodies become more integrated with our larger ecosystem. What I refer to as synergy between the inner and outer ecosystem naturally arises. The Dandelion Effect I've seen the dandelion effect emerge like this: you do your first body cleanse and start drinking green juice or green smoothies. You buy kale in greater quantity than ever before. Your body gets hooked on living green energy. Soon, you stop ignoring the beet greens and radish greens. You start juicing your carrot tops, because why throw them away? Next, you notice the long stemmed dandelion greens at Whole Foods Market, which are on sale this week. You experiment with the dandelions in your morning green nectar. A little bitter, but not bad. Soon, you crave the more bitter taste, and dandelion greens show up on your shopping list. The light bulb goes off. Wait, you think. These grow in my yard. You start seeing them in the neighborhood on your morning jog. You have a hard time spraying chemicals on them to make them die. The leafy greens that became the blood in your body are now connecting with the greens in your ecosystem. Greens Are Free Now, it really clicks and you see that all plants, not just the ones in the grocery store, have green leaves. The percentage of plants with edible leaves is much higher than those that are toxic. Many of the invasive species we spray around the world have more nutrients than the kale grown in mono-crops to supply our grocery stores. I get more nutrients from weeds in my yard than the crops I plant in my garden and greenhouse. My yard in Idaho is less than an acre of highly disturbed soil. The "free" volunteer greens this season include a few varieties of dandelion, thistle, chickweed, and lambs quarter. This morning, I weeded purslane out of the cracks in my patio. I'll dehydrate it and add it to my winter soup mix. Purslane has more omega 3s than any other leafy green, and doesn't have the mercury toxicity or karma issues of omega 3s derived from fish. If we as a human species wake up to eating green and living green, our ecosystems become our bodies. We become ambassadors of our ecosystems. You get healthier, and your ecosystem gets the protection it needs to thrive. I'm glad you've started eating green. Now, it's time to take the next step and take care of the dandelions in your yard. Then, they'll take care of you.
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Leonarda Carrillo Mejia explains their Huichol Art
 
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A Huichol woman Leonarda Carrillo Mehia explains Huichol Art of Rosendro Gonzalez Lopez. The Huichol Indians are one of the only people not made into Christians by the Spanish and thus they retains their ancient traditions. This is the ancient science and technology who to this day annually save the world with their traditions. They are also known as the corn people.
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Seeing Mysterious Faces & Creatures  on Google Earth
 
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These amusing Faces and Creatures of earths landscape are a thrill to find on Google Earth. They could be called many things like Pareidolias of the Earth, which are.... Under ordinary circumstances, pareidolia provides a psychological explanation for many delusions based upon sense perception. For example, it explains many UFO sightings, as well as the hearing of sinister messages on records played backwards. Pareidolia explains Elvis, Bigfoot, and Loch Ness Monster sightings. It explains numerous religious apparitions and visions. And it explains why some people see a face or a building in a photograph of the Cydonia region of Mars. Under clinical circumstances, some psychologists encourage pareidolia as a means to understanding a patient, e.g., the Rorschach ink blot test. Astronomer Carl Sagan claimed that the human tendency to see faces in tortillas, clouds, cinnamon buns, and the like is an evolutionary trait. He writes: As soon as the infant can see, it recognizes faces, and we now know that this skill is hardwired in our brains. Those infants who a million years ago were unable to recognize a face smiled back less, were less likely to win the hearts of their parents, and less likely to prosper. These days, nearly every infant is quick to identify a human face, and to respond with a goony grin (Sagan 1995: 45). I think Sagan is right about the tendency to recognize faces, but I don't see any reason to think there is an evolutionary advantage in seeing replicas of paintings, ghosts, demons, and the like, in inanimate objects. There is, of course, an evolutionary advantage in seeing images of dinner or predators against a varied environmental background. There would be no advantage for, say, a hawk to be dive-bombing shadows on rocks, however. It seems likely that the modern mind is making associations with shapes, lines, shadows, and the like that are connected to current desires, interests, hopes, obsessions, and the like. Most people recognize illusions for what they are, but some become fixated on the reality of their perception and turn an illusion into a delusion. A little bit of critical thinking, however, should convince most reasonable people that a potato that looks like the Hindu god Ganesh, a cinnamon bun that looks like mother Teresa, or a burnt area on a tortilla that looks like Jesus are accidents and without significance. It is more likely that the Virgin Mary one sees in the reflection of a mirror or on the floor of an apartment complex or in the clouds has been generated from one's own imagination than that a person who has been dead for 2,000 years should manifest herself in such a mundane and useless fashion.
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Mexico's best secret Beach is Las Cuevas in Nayarit.
 
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Even though it was a rainy day when I visited this beach in Nayarit. it is the best small beach in the country and you can get there two ways. By road via a four wheel drive or by boat from the main beach in Chacala. It's called the two caves beach or Las Cuevas. The beach is spectacular! I also learned how to catch wild crabs too for fishing bate. This is also a very magical beach because of the caves. The area was Formed by the ancient Volcano that lays above the beach.
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Dandelion Greens with writer/foodie Byron Ayanoglu
 
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The Dandelions are now in season and ready for the table. Here is writer / foodie Byron Ayanoglu talking about how he cooks his wild Dandelions. Filmed in Ste Adele, Quebec beside the famous Mont Baldy. Taraxacum (pron.: /təˈræksəkʉm/) is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Eurasia and North and South America, and two species, T. officinale and T. erythrospermum, are found as weeds worldwide.[1] Both species are edible in their entirety.[2] The common name dandelion (/ˈdændɨlaɪ.ən/ dan-di-ly-ən, from French dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth") is given to members of the genus, and like other members of the Asteraceae family, they have very small flowers collected together into a composite flower head. Each single flower in a head is called a floret. Many Taraxacum species produce seeds asexually by apomixis, where the seeds are produced without pollination, resulting in offspring that are genetically identical to the parent plant.[3] Dandelions are found on all continents and have been gathered since prehistory, but the varieties cultivated for consumption are mainly native to Eurasia. A perennial plant, its leaves will grow back if the taproot is left intact. To make leaves more palatable, they are often blanched to remove bitterness.[16] Dandelion leaves and buds have been a part of traditional Sephardic, Chinese, and Korean cuisine. In Crete, Greece, the leaves of a variety called Mari (Μαρί), Mariaki (Μαριάκι) or Koproradiko (Κοπροράδικο) are eaten by locals, either raw or boiled, in salads. Taraxacum megalorhizon, a species endemic to Crete, is eaten in the same way; it is found only at high altitudes (1000 to 1600 m.) and in fallow sites, and is called pentaramia (πενταράμια) or agrioradiko (αγριοράδικο).[32] The flower petals, along with other ingredients, are used to make dandelion wine. The ground, roasted roots can be used as a caffeine-free dandelion coffee.[33] Dandelion was also traditionally used to make the traditional British soft drink dandelion and burdock, and is one of the ingredients of root beer. Also, Dandelions were once delicacies eaten by the Victorian gentry mostly in salads and sandwiches. Dandelion leaves contain abundant vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins A, C and K, and are good sources of calcium, potassium, iron and manganese.[34]
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Top Ten Traits of Artists
 
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These are the top ten traits of Artists. If you have any more than please do post them below and let the list grow on and on and on.
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The fabulous SECRET beaches in Bitez
 
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These five fabulous secret beaches near Bitez, are not that far away.Here is where they are. The cool waters are just so excellent and just the right temperature for the hot days as well. Turkey has some of the best undiscovered or exploited beaches in the world.
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Born in Stone: Ancient Greek Sculpture, Photography Show
 
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Born in Stone: Photographs of Ancient Greek Sculpture embedded in Sacred Rock from Holy Places in Greece. Part of this collection will be exhibited at The National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece, Opening January,19th 2015. Looking back I want to say I have been working towards this show all my life, because the first thing I discovered and adored at first sight were Cemeteries, at the tender age of 4. Byron Ayanoglu says. Stones and Statuary is an on-going theme in Kemezys' work. It began in childhood, when his mother showed him that he could find "faces" on stone, and culminated in his award-winning, hour-long documentary Mimetoliths, a visual poem to the anthropomorphic rocky highlights of the island of Crete (Greece). This latest work continues the quest into the artistry that resides in stone all around us. These sculptures were photographed in Asia minor, Greece, Cyprus, England and France. Born in Stone (composite photographs of marble and ancient Greek sculpture) in the National Archeological Museum in Athens, Greece during the spring of 2015. Photographed in the Hellenistic world (Asia Minor and Greece), as well as in the Louvre and the British Museum, the sculptures depicted in this work are the most iconic and magnificent examples of Greek sculpting, the kind that has been imitated, but never quite equalled, for the last two and a half millennia. The marble which forms the backgrounds of the photographs is also from antiquity. Kemezys chose the holy rock upon which sits the Athenian acropolis, and that of the famed quarries of Paros Island, whose pure-white, translucent material inspired the greatest work of Phideas and of Praxiteles. The fusion of the perfect, life-like sculptures to the delicate marble from which they sprung makes for images that linger in the pleasure centers of the mind as they propel the imagination into mythology. Presented in large- format, full-colour renditions, they tell the tales of a storied civilization whose artistry has informed the very roots of western culture. Music by Guthrie Lowe . Originally scored for the Documentary film Mimetoliths,2008 : http://www.amazon.com/Mimetoliths-directed-Algis-Kemezys/dp/B001JAH8E6
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Mexican Huichol Shaman @ work :-D Jacinto Rivera de la Cruz
 
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This is Huichol Shaman Jacinto Rivera de la Cruz, from Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.This is three hours from Puerto Vallarta., These shaman are the ones that the famous Anthropologist Carlos Castaneda worked with and did not reveal his source to the public in his series of books beginning with The teachings of Don Juan. The Huichol people are the only non christianized Indians who follow there own practices as Shaman and keepers of the planet.Using Peyote is key to their practices and is considered a sacred plant given by god to us to use to find answers.
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Vespers at Greece's oldest Church  Panagia Ekatontapiliani, Paros
 
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In Parikia, the capital of Paros, close to the port, there is the imposing church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani (also known as the Church of 100 doors). It is one of the most important and best preserved Christian churches of Greece. According to the tradition of Paros, it was built in the middle of the 4th century by St. Helen or by Constantine the Great, who fulfilled his mother's vow. At the same location there was a chapel, before the 4th century. Saint Helen had stopped to worship at this chapel, on her way to the Holy Land to find the True Cross. According to the legend, Saint Helen made a vow to the icon of the Virgin Mary that she would build a bigger and more glorious church to her Grace in Paros, if she found the True Cross. Saint Helen fulfilled her vow, however the church was destroyed probably by a fire and it was rebuilt during the reign of Justinian, in the middle of the 6th century. The name Ekatontapiliani or Katapoliani derives from the term "katapola" and it means "towards the city", probably because it "points to" the area where the ancient city of Paros was located. The official name of the church today is Ekatontapiliani, which is also associated to a legend: "Katapoliani has ninety nine visible doors. The 100th door is closed and can not be seen. It will appear and it will open when Constantinople becomes Greek again."... There is another legend, which is tragic and which is associated with the big Monumental Gate that was installed at the northern wing of the building complex of Ekatontapiliani, a few meters from the chapel of Saint Theodosia, by Professor Orlandos, during the restoration of Ekatontapiliani. The two human forms that are sculpted on the cubical bases that support the marble decoration excite the popular imagination. According to the popular legend, during the reign of Justinian, Ekatontapiliani was build by the former assistant of the chief craftsman of Agia Sofia, Ignace. When the pupil finished the temple, he invited the master to admire his work. The chief craftsman felt envy and was afraid that his pupil would overshadow his reputation. Pretending that he wanted to show him an architectural fault, he took his pupil on the roof of the church. From there, the chief craftsman pushed his pupil with intent to kill him. The pupil however held on to the teacher and finally they both fell and were killed in front of the church. The two sculpted forms on the base of these gates depict the chief craftsman and the pupil who were killed there.
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Bathing Sadu @ Maha Kumbha Mela
 
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A typical morning of chanting, bathing and smoking for this Sadu before the big parade down to the Ganges River, where all the spirits of humanity will pass and miracles are likely to happen.
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Why I travel with Marmite
 
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Here is the reason I am taking Marmite with me on my current travels for Born in Stone. It contains Niacin vitamen B3. The substance that helps your body fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, such as MRSA. This is beside the good stress managing effects of Vitamen B complex itself. In the end over time you will develope a taste for it and enjoy it as well. Both Food and medicine in one.
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Huichol Art Rhinoceros Head with glass eye
 
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This is Huichol art specialist Martin Jimenez Garcia showing off his Rhino Head with the glass eye. You can find Martin at the saturday farmers Market in DT Puerto Vallarta.
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Feeding Bees, Wasps and Hornets Goldenrod Flowers
 
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I allow the golden rod to grow in my backyard so as to feed the Bees and other flying insects like the wasp.
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Butterfly Mourns the Death of Two Butterflies.
 
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On a back country road in St Adele, Quebec I find a butterfly mourning the death of two other Butterflies. It looks like at one point it tries to get them up or drag them back up into the air... It was quite sad and moving because we just do not think of Butterflies Grieving and Mourning. I hope the Butterfly did not loose it's LOVER? One also wonders if this three traveled together from Mexico back here to their birthplace together ?
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Alexander the Great insights & Delphic Maxims 131-147
 
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Under a blue moon, in the ancient amphitheater of Stratonikeia, Sophocles and Euripides have breached time and space along with Alexander and here is what happened.
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Green Almond Season is now Open, a real Super Food.
 
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Get running to your local Mediterranean grocery store and stock up on these fabulously good for you Green Almonds or Amande Verte. They are loaded with everything you need for a good life. 1. Green almonds are great for our heart. 2. Very few foods are capable of fighting against low-density lipoprotein or 'bad cholesterol' like green almonds. If you eat these nuts regularly, you can easily keep your cholesterol levels under check. 3. The phosphorus content of green almonds is extremely beneficial for our teeth and bones. It can take care of our oral health by making the teeth and gum stronger. At the same time, the efficiency of our skeletal system also gets improved remarkably. 4. After each meal, the level of glucose (sugar) rises in our bloodstream which is not at all good for our health. Green almonds can help us deal with the situation by promoting the secretion of insulin hormone and regulating the level of blood sugar. [ Read: Apricot Benefits ] 5. Green almonds are loaded with antioxidants. They can flush out toxins from our body and boost the activities of our immune system greatly. Hence, we can avert a number of diseases as well as infections. 6. When it comes to maintaining the pH balance of our body, green almonds work as an excellent natural remedy. Sometimes, our entire system turns acidic due to the secretion of gastric as well as intestinal juices. But it might result into a number of severe conditions (like osteoporosis, loss of energy, poor immunity, weight gain, etc.) as our body always tends to remain alkaline. Being alkaline protein, green almonds can help us keep our body alkalized. 7. Green almonds are full of essential nutrients, which is very favourable for our nervous system. L-carnitine and riboflavin are two major elements present in these almonds that provide proper nourishment to our brain as well as nerves. So, by including these nuts in our regular diet, we can effectively boost our brain functionality and intellectual level. 8. If you are battling weight loss, green almonds can be of your great help. Inspite of being nuts, they comprise healthy fats, which help us shed off additional fat and stay slim. The green almonds calories belong to the rare kind which actually aid in weight loss. 9. Green almonds contain a lot of fibers, which is indispensable for making the digestion procedure smoother and treating chronic constipation. Benefits of Green Almonds for Skin 10. As said before, green almonds are rich in beneficial antioxidants. Vitamin E is the most important antioxidant agent present in these nuts that can cleanse our body completely by removing all free radicals as well as other toxic materials accumulated due to pollution. Consequently, we get a smooth and clear skin with a natural glow. 11. Being a good detoxifier, green almonds can make our internal system clean and cure several skin problems like acne, pimple, blackheads, whiteheads, and so on. 12. Apart from its detoxifying properties, Green almonds have some other skin benefits too. The amount of alpha-tocopherol (the major ingredient of vitamin E), found is these nuts is very high. So, these are used as our 'skin food'. Regular intake of green almonds can provide adequate nutrients to our skin cells and make them healthy. [ Read: Wheatgrass Juice Side Effects ] 13. Vitamin E is also considered as a natural anti-ageing component. Hence, you can prevent various ageing symptoms like wrinkles, black spots, fine lines, etc. by eating green almonds regularly, applying a green almond face mask or even massaging your facial skin with green almond oil. 14. Daily consumption of green almonds is also good for improving our complexion. As they fight against premature aging and revitalize our skin, we get a soft and young look. Moreover, they can shield our skin from harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun and, which helps us maintain our actual complexion. Benefits of Green Almonds for Hair 16. With the help of green almonds, you can easily get rid of excessive hair loss. These nuts are full of essential vitamins, minerals and several other nutrients which nourish each of our hair strands from the root. As a result, we get strong and healthy hair. 17. Not only prevent hair loss, but green almonds can also promote the growth of our hair. They comprise lots of protein, vitamin E, iron, zinc, etc., which are necessary for growing longer hair. So, if you want to get thicker and longer tresses, start eating green almonds today. 18. This super food is also quite effective in adding shine and lustre to our hair. The protein content of the nuts increases the flow of blood in our scalp, which makes our hair glossy along with stimulating its growth. So, don't wait. Kick start your day with green almonds and see the difference!
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4.44 minutes on the island of Rhodes
 
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This is the Lindos Acropolis on the island of Rhodes. Lindos was founded by the Dorians led by the king Tlepolemus of Rhodes, who arrived in about the 10th century BC. It was one of six Dorian cities in the area known as the Dorian Hexapolis. The eastern location of Rhodes made it a natural meeting place between the Greeks and the Phoenicians, and by the 8th century Lindos was a major trading centre. Its importance declined after the foundation of the city of Rhodes in the late 5th century. In classical times the acropolis of Lindos was dominated by the massive temple of Athena Lindia, which attained its final form in around 300 BC. In Hellenistic and Roman times the temple precinct grew as more buildings were added. In early medieval times these buildings fell into disuse, and in the 14th century they were partly overlaid by a massive fortress built on the acropolis by the Knights of St John to defend the island against the Ottomans.
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World's Best Misty Morning Photographs :-)
 
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These are some spell binding photographs in the gloriously misty morning by Master Photographer Gordon Wolford. You can see the original work here or contact Gordon W to purchase any of these wonderful Images. http://www.pbase.com/merriwolf
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