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March 22, 2010
#Short_Film "Nature by Numbers" by Spanish filmmaker Cristóbal Vila on the The Fibonacci Series and Spiral..
March 21, 2010
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TheAuteurs.com is now featuring a selection of its favorite films that have played at the Cannes Film Festival..
March 17, 2010
Unforgettable Safari themed Photos from Photographer Nick Brandt.. Elephants, Lions, Giraffes.. & more..
March 16, 2010
Unforgettable Safari themed Photos from Photographer Nick Brandt.. Elephants, Lions, Giraffes.. & more..
Born and raised in London, Nick Brandt studied Film and Painting at St. Martins School of Art.
He started photographing in December 2000 in East Africa, beginning the body of work that is his signature subject matter and style. He no longer directs, devoting himself full time to his fine art photography now.
Brandt's first book of photographs, "On This Earth", was published in October 2005, by Chronicle Books, with forewords by Jane Goodall and Alice Sebold (author of "The Lovely Bone He has had numerous one-man exhibitions between 2004 and 2006, including London, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, Hamburg, Santa Fe, Sydney, Melbourne and San Francisco.
He now lives in Topanga, California....
Few photographers have ever considered the photography of wild animals, as distinctly opposed to the genre of Wildlife Photography, as an art form. The emphasis has generally been on capturing the drama of wild animals IN ACTION, on capturing that dramatic single moment, as opposed to simply animals in the state of being.
I’ve always thought this something of a wasted opportunity. The wild animals of Africa lend themselves to photographs that extend aesthetically beyond the norm of 35mm-color telephoto wildlife photography. And so it is, that in my own way, I would like to yank the subject matter of wildlife into the arena of fine art photography. To take photographs that transcend what has been a largely documentative genre.
Aside from using certain impractical photographic techniques, there’s one thing I do whilst shooting that I believe makes a big difference :
I get extremely close to these very wild animals, often within a few feet of them. I don’t use telephoto lenses. This is because I want to see as much of the sky and landscape as possible--to see the animals within the context of their environment. That way, the photos become as much about the atmosphere of the place as the animals. And being that close to the animals, I get a real sense of intimate connection to them, to the specific animal in front of me. Sometimes a deliberate feeling that they’re almost presenting themselves for a studio portrait.
Why the animals of Africa in particular? And more particularly still, East Africa?
There is perhaps something more profoundly iconic, mythical, mythological even, about the animals of East Africa, as opposed to say, the Arctic or South America. There is also something deeply, emotionally stirring and affecting about the plains of Africa – the vast green rolling plains punctuated by the graphically perfect acacia trees.
My images are unashamedly idyllic and romantic, a kind of enchanted Africa.
They’re my elegy to a world that is steadily, tragically vanishing.
More of Nick's work..
The footage in this film came from a music video that Nick Brandt directed for Michael Jackson's "Stranger In Moscow". Brandt re-edited the film with just the footage of the other characters, and changed the music to Gorecki's Symphony No. 3.
March 13, 2010
(212 pages illustrated).pdf
Therapeutic Touch, which has been most widely used by nurses.
Just as there are many roads to Rome, there are certainly many
techniques for "healing."
in his healing modality,
were able to demonstrate that Quantum-Touch, even without
touching the patient (!), is capable of changing the
Symptomatic relief was obtained in a number of our chronic
Rapid relief of pain and resolution of healing after surgical
removal of wisdom teeth was noted in one young lady.
over 25 years ago emphasized the potential healing ability of
every human being.
Quantum-Touch appears to be the first technique that may
truly allow us all to become healers.
Shealy Institute for Comprehensive Health Care
Clinical Professor of
must be seen to be believed. Employing only a very light touch
on yourself or others, you can profoundly accelerate the body's
own healing response.
The effect is so immediate and extraordinary, you can actually
see bones in the body spontaneously realigning themselves
with only a light touch.
" Since the body decides where to place
these bones, you need never worry
about doing it right.
Beyond structural realignment,
pain and inflammation are
quickly reduced, while organs, systems,
and glands become balanced."
you simply need to learn various breathing techniques,
body awareness meditations, and hand positions.
Those who apply the principles and techniques of this book
can become highly capable practitioners in but a single day.
This is because the ability to heal is an inherent part of people's
Just as new cars coming off the assembly line are all equipped
with a steering wheel, windows, and doors, the ability to help
heal each other is automatically built into the system.
As surely as children are endowed with the ability to walk,
learn language, laugh, cry, and love, we all have the ability
to be healing practitioners.
you can never forget how to do it. "
The process is very much like learning to ride a bicycle.
Before you begin, the idea of sitting upright on two skinny wheels
would probably seem quite impossible.
"When you first start to stay upright, it seems like a miracle,
but after some time, it becomes completely natural and
When you first observe the results of using Quantum-Touch,
the experience will often be surprising and unforgettable..
Like riding a bicycle, what had appeared miraculous will in
time become natural and even expected.
Beyond this, there is an immense joy and satisfaction in knowing
that you can assist others in their healing process.
One small note of caution:
I believe that this joy is contagious..
"To promote the healing response, you must get past all the
—and arrive at a junction between mind and matter,
the point where consciousness actually starts to have an effect."
intersect, that this junction exists on a quantum (subatomic) level,
and that this extraordinary connection between mind and matter
is accessible to us through our love and intent.
By harnessing the innate power of our love, we can dynamically
and positively activate the body's own healing process.
From the DNA to the bones, all cells and systems effortlessly
respond to the healing vibration of your love.
The following are some interesting things I want you to
know about Quantum-Touch:
studied Quantum-Touch in the United States, Canada,
and Europe have told me that it significantly increased the
Chiropractors think of it as an advanced form of chiropractic.
Physical therapists think of it as a more effective form of physical
Similarly, acupuncturists have told me that it works like an
advanced form of acupuncture.
Reiki masters call it "Reiki empowerment" or
"turbocharging the Reiki."
techniques to enhance their effectiveness: massage, shiatsu,
jin shin do, acupressure, polarity, cranial sacral,
therapeutic touch, healing touch, and so on.
for people with no previous training.
Nearly everyone can learn to do extraordinary healing work after
two days of training.
It is so easy, you can easily learn from this book.
Children can usually learn to do this work almost immediately.
amount of pain and suffering of friends and loved ones.
It is truly one of the essential life skills we should all
On a purely selfish and personal level, I wish to live in a world
where healing is considered real, where healing is universally
practiced, and where humanity's kind and generous good nature
can be readily expressed.
For these and numerous other heartfelt desires, I invite you to
join me on a wondrous journey of discovery — the discovery of
March 11, 2010
Acupressure is a form of Chinese medicine, it uses the fingers to press key acupressure points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural self healing abilities. Acupressure is applied with pressure from the hands and fingers to the acupuncture points without needles. The Chinese have been using acupressure for over 5,000 years.
How does Acupressure work ?
Acupressure point are places on the skin that are especially sensitive to bio-electrical impulses in the body. Chinese cultures believe the points to be junctures of meridian pathways that carry energy called chi the Japanese call it ki. Western scientists have also mapped out and proven the existence of these points using electrical devices.
These points can be stimulated with pressure, needles, or heat to release endorphins that relive pain, as a result pain is blocked the blood and oxygen flow is increased causing muscles to relax and healing to accelerate.
Types of Acupressure
There are many different types of acupressure, and each practitioner may draw from a variety of methods. One of the most popular is shiatsu, a Japanese technique based on ancient Chinese principles. Practitioners of Zen shiatsu use their whole bodies as leverage to apply strong pressure. Barefoot shiatsu practitioners bring the feet into play, as well as the hands, to rub and press acupressure points. In the Chinese acupressure variation known as Tui Na, practitioners use their hands for massage like kneading motions. Reflexology is a type of acupressure that involves pressure points on the feet and sometimes the hands.
Benefits of Acupressure
* Relieving pain
* Balancing the body
* Reduces tension
* Increases circulation
Many people have reported success using acupressure to relieve pain,
reduce muscle tension, and promote relaxation. A number have found the therapy especially helpful for easing back pain and for certain types of headaches, including migraine.
Post-operative pain and nausea has been found to respond to pressure point massage.
Chronic sinusitis sufferers have also found it useful for easing congestion. Although research results are mixed, acupressure is also commonly used for morning sickness, motion sickness, and other types of nausea.
* Some people find that treatments improve their overall vitality and well-being.
The Acupressure Treatment
During a treatment, which can last anywhere from 15 minutes to nearly an hour depending on the severity of the problem, an acupressure therapist may have you sit or lie on a massage table. Some acupressure therapists will work through clothing; others will ask you to undress (you will be covered with a towel).
The therapist will then locate and work on the specific acu-points that relate to your condition. Pressing a point behind your knee, for example, can help address low back pain. Or pressing a point on the top of the foot may help ease the pain of migraine.
Typically, the therapist will press each point for about three to ten seconds (longer in some cases). The points may be pressed and released repeatedly.
If the problem doesn't respond after about 20 to 30 minutes of treatment, acupressure may not be effective for you on that particular day, or for that particular ailment.
After a treatment, you will probably feel looser and more relaxed. You may experience a slight soreness, but you shouldn't be in pain. Within three to eight visits, you should know whether the treatment is working for your ailment.
Stress management usually requires a series of about six regular (weekly or monthly) treatments.
* Percussion: 1-3finger percussion light medium or strong pressure
* Pressing: this is done with the thumb.
* Pinching: pinching movement used on the hands
* Clapping: striking with the flat of the hand using medium force.
* Knocking: tips of the fingers on loose hand, brought down as strike.
Self-acupressure has been performed in Asia for thousands of years.
There are a wide range of books and videotapes on the subject so that people can learn how to self-perform acupressure in the comfort of their own homes.
It is a cost-effective treatment and no special equipment is required, all you need is a finger ! You can use fingertips, knuckles, or thumbs to press you can also buy items that press for you.
It can be performed alone anywhere any time. You doesn't need to practice at a particular time of the day to experience its effects.
Each body and each area of the body requires a different amount of pressure.
If it hurts a lot when you apply pressure on a point, then use lighter pressure. The calves, the face, and genital areas are sensitive. The back, buttocks, and shoulders, especially if the musculature is developed, usually need deeper, firmer pressure
Press for around 1 to 5 minutes on any points you are treating and give an equal time to the same point on each side of the body, as in fact you may experience discomfort on one side when the problem is actually on the other side.
Use moderate pressure don't try to drill a hole in yourself but also just resting a finger on an acu-point won't have much effect.
Caution: As with all the therapies on this website consult your doctor before you administer any treatments. See a qualified acupuncturist first and discuss possible acu-points.
Basic acupressure points are as follows:
1. In Yong "Welcome Human" – For high blood pressure
2. Jung Boo "Center of Gathering" – For common cold, cough, & asthma
3. Dan Chung "Middle of Chest" – For asthma, high blood pressure & lack of milk
4. Ki Moon "Door of Expectation" – For rib pains and lack of milk
5. Il Wol "Sun and Moon" – For gall bladder ailments
6. Jung Wan "Midway" – For Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
7. Sang Moon "Hurried Pulse" – For abdominal pain and vomiting
8. Chung Choo "Celestial Pivot" – Abdominal pain and diarrhea
9. Ki Hae "Ocean of Energy" – For stomach pains, diarrhea, menstrual irregularities and constipation
10. Gwan Won "Gate of Origin" – For frigidity, impotence & menstrual irregularities
11. Um Youm "Clear Um/Yin" – For menstrual irregularities & frigidity
12. Pyung Shi "Market of the Wind" – For circulation of the legs and tired legs
13. Yang Kwon "Gate of Yang" – For fevers and paralysis of the legs
14. Im Rip "Almost Crying" – For menstrual irregularities, ringing in the ears & foot pains
15. Yang Goo "On the Hill" – For stomach pains, cramps and arthritis in the knee
16. Jok Sam Ri "3 More Miles" – For general well-being
17. Nae Ching "Inner Garden" – For toothaches and stomach aches
18. Jung Bong "Middle Seal" – For arthritis in the ankle
19. Tae Chung "Supreme Thoroughfare" – For headaches and dizziness
20. Hyel Hae "Ocean of Blood" – For itch, allergic eczema, hives, & menstrual irregularities
21. Un Nung Chun "Um/Yin Mountain Pond" – For pain in the knee
22. Chuk Tack "In the Groove" – For cough, elbow pain and labored breathing
23. Yel Kyel – For common colds, headaches and Bell’s palsy
24. Tae Yen "Supreme Abyss" – For labored breathing, cough, and pharyngitis
25. So Sang "Young Merchant" – For sore throat, cough, pharyngitis, hand spasms, & tired arms
26. Nae Kwan "Inside Gate" – For nausea, vomiting, insomnia and palpitations
27. No Gung "Palace of Anxiety" – For exhaustion
28. Shin Moon "Divine Gate" – For irritability and insomnia
Acupressure points are located throughout the body on meridian lines, these are stimulated with finger and elbow pressure. Kneading, percussive movements, mobilization techniques and stretching are also used. This approach will balance the flow of energy throughout the body as well as stimulating the muscular, nervous, lymphatic, immune and circulatory systems, leaving the client calm, relaxed yet energized and clearly focused in as little as 20 minutes.
March 8, 2010
January 28, 2010—A thousand-year-old temple complex (including a tomb with human sacrifice victims, shown in a digital illustration) has been found under the windswept dunes of northwestern Peru, archaeologists say. The discovery of the complex, excavated near the city of Chiclayo (map) between 2006 and late 2009, has injected a dose of reality into the legend of Naylamp, the god who supposedly founded the pre-Inca Lambayeque civilization in the eighth century A.D., following the collapse of the Moche civilization. http://bit.ly/bdsOm4