Names of Planets in All Languages
By Sevan Bomar, 2010
English is generally recognized as the international language for professional astronomy. However, the various languages often also have their own words which are used in everyday speech.
English Sun Mercury Venus Earth Moon Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto
Old English Sunne Mercurius Venus EorÃ°e Mōna Mars Iupiter Saturnus
Latin Sol Mercurius Venus Terra Luna Mars Jupiter Saturnus Uranus Neptunus Pluto
Italian Sole Mercurio Venere Terra Luna Marte Giove Saturno Urano Nettuno Plutone Continue reading
The Eye in the Hand
By Misfits and Heroes, 2012
It’s curious how the past inhabits the present. The Eye in the Hand is a good example. It’s currently found in corporate logos, music promotions, edgy fashion, and scary movies like Pan’s Labyrinth, but the history of the symbol is complicated and global.
Perhaps the symbol works because it’s arresting. It combines two of our most powerful data receptors, but the two don’t belong together. It’s not possible to have an eye in a hand or to see through a hand, so the image Continue reading
ART: ARTHUR SPEARS
FULL MOON / SuperMoon in Pisces September 8th 2014~
By Mystic Mamma, 5 September 2014
FULL MOON ~ SUPERMOON ~ HARVEST MOON bringing the deep and feminine waters of Pisces to cleanse our emotional realms. There is potential for deep healing.
Here are the MYSTIC MAMMA Astral Insights form the most tuned in readers of the planetary bodies. First from the insightful Divine Harmony:
“The Moon in any of the water signs is already very emotional, sensitive and receptive- but I would argue that Pisces is the most sensitive of all the signs…”
“With the Full Moon in Pisces we have a Continue reading
What is Black and White in Sound?
By Steven M. Miller, May 20, 2014
If the color spectrum of vision is analogous to the audible frequency spectrum of sound, what is the aural analog to black & white photography?
In sound, we often say that timbre/texture is ‘sound color’ – reinforcing this analogy. Removing color from an image leaves the simple fact of intensity of light. Does ‘removing’ timbre from sound even make sense in this same way? Continue reading
Colors of noise
In audio engineering, electronics, physics, and many other fields, the color of a noise signal (a signal produced by a stochastic process) is generally understood to be some broad characteristic of its power spectrum.
Different “colors” of noise have significantly different properties: for example, as audio signals they will sound differently to human ears, and as images they will have a visibly different texture. Therefore, each application typically requires noise of a specific “color”.
This sense of “color” for noise signals is similar to the concept of timbre in music (which is also called “tone color”); Continue reading
Astral projection (or astral travel) is an interpretation of out-of-body experience (OBE) that assumes the existence of an “astral body” separate from the physical body and capable of travelling outside it. Astral projection or travel denotes the astral body leaving the physical body to travel in an astral plane. The idea of astral travel is rooted in common worldwide religious accounts of the afterlife in which the consciousness’ or soul’s journey or “ascent” is described in such terms as “an… out-of body experience, wherein the spiritual traveller leaves the physical body and travels in his/her subtle body (or dream body or astral body) into ‘higher’ realms.“ It is frequently reported in association with dreams, drug experiences and forms of meditation. Continue reading
Blood Moons and Prophecy
By COGwriter, 2013
What is a blood moon?
A blood moon is also called a Hunter’s Moon. It is the first full moon after Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon nearest to the autumnal equinox.
Basically the general definition of a ‘blood moon’ is when the moon appears reddish because of how light can appear. Lunar eclipses are not the only cause. Notice the following: Continue reading
77 Facts About the Number 7
No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven times.
In the Bible, Joshua’s siege upon the walls of Jericho was conducted in silence save for the blasts of seven ram’s horns. On the seventh day of the assault, Joshua’s men made seven circuits around the walls and the walls fell following mass shouting at the end of the seventh horn-blast. Continue reading