Poaching is acting as unnatural selection in favoring tuskless African elephants.
State officials have launched a project to study the pueo (Hawaiian Barred Owl) in an effort to better understand the owl’s ecology on Oahu and to develop standardized surveying methods and management practices.
This ancient Native American balm has been hidden from western medicine, until now.
Black salve is a mostly unheard of treatment that has been used for centuries in South America, known for treating a number of health problems, including cancer. The salve is a special blend of herbs with amazing medical properties.
Esoteric Christianity refers to the contemplative study and to the mystic living of esoteric knowledge as related to what adherents view as the “inner teachings” of early Christianity, and is believed to be the teachings originally associated with the Essenes.
Some modern-day practitioners believe that the foundational teachings of Esoteric Christianity were publicly presented to the world in an effort to establish a future universal religion as mankind, with a more developed mind and will, walk forward to the understandings of universal Brotherhood. Its central aim is to aid each human being in his/her task of developing the “Christ within” each of us that must be reborn and awakened.
In this context, the Christ Within is defined as “soma psuchicon”, meaning soul body, which was needed by each individual in order to be able to enter and permanently live in the next etheric realm (new heavens and earth): the New Galilee.
This etheric region is thus regarded as the place where man, through the development of the soul body and not in the physical form, “shall be caught up “in the cloud” to meet the Lord; (the Second Advent of the Christ.)
These teachings are also believed by some to enable each individual to understand the mystery of life, that is, the mystery of death, eliminating the fear of it and to prepare human beings to start seeing among themselves the Way of transcendence.
This is being done according to the words “For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known.” (Luke 8:17; KJV) and it is knowledge that had to wait its own time to be grasped by our own mind, as the Christ spoke: “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.” (John 16:12).
It is also referred in the same form of Esoteric Christianity that
there are, and always have been, those being prepared towards
initiation – into the Lesser Mysteries, the secrets concerning the
science of life and being, – through harmonious development of the mind and the heart in a spirit of unselfishness service to mankind.
According to Max Heindel the door of a genuine mystery school is not unlocked by a golden key, but is only opened as a reward for meritorious service to humanity and the true pupil of any mystery school is far too modest to advertise the fact; he will scorn all titles or honors from men, he will have no regard for riches save the riches of love given to him by those whom it becomes his privilege to help and teach.
From an occult point of view, the esoteric Christian tradition
primarily traces itself to the exceedingly devout Order of Essenes which existed in ancient Palestine. They are described as a third sect which existed besides the two that are mentioned in the New Testament, the hypocritical Pharisees and the materialistic Sadducees.
Yehesua, according to the esoteric Christian tradition, was a high initiate educated by the Essenes, till his thirty years of age, and reached a very high state of spiritual development. It is likely that his education was conducted among the Nazarenes of Mount Carmel, an Essene community west of the Galilean area of Palestine.
This Order opened their initiation into the mysteries, in that time and through the centuries ahead, to the most prepared and worthy individuals, who were then able to achieve extraordinary qualities through their own efforts, study and understanding.
He answered and said unto them, “Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.” (Matthew 13:11)
And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the
kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. (Luke 8:10)
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. (Matthew 7:6)
Throughout Hōkūleʻa’s worldwide voyage, students, staff and alumni have been blessed with many opportunities to grow into leadership roles, representing the Hawaiian community and sharing the global message of mālama honua (to care for our island earth) here locally and abroad. Kamehameha Schools is proud to be the education sponsor of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.
Kamehameha Schools Executive Strategy Consultant and KSK alum Dr. Shawn Kanaʻiaupuni filed the following crew blog following her experiences on Leg 27 of the Hōkūleʻa Worldwide Voyage, diving deeper into the educational connections and impact of Mālama Honua.
LEGENDS OF LEMURIA: The term Kumari Kandam first appeared in the 15th century Kanda Puranam, the Tamil version of the Skanda Puranam. Yet, stories about an ancient land submerged by the Indian Ocean have been recorded in many earlier Tamil literary works. According to these accounts, there was a portion of land that was once ruled by the Pandiyan kings and was swallowed by the sea.
Most people are familiar with the story of Atlantis, the legendary sunken city as described by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato.
Methane gases from livestock production is contributing to the acceleration of global warming. Is a plant-based diet a smart way for individuals to curb the effects of climate change?
This year, Easter Sunday falls on April 16th. Easter is a festival and holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world who honour the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred
Researchers suggest children’s social skills are declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study. Scientists found that sixth-graders who went five days without even glancing at a smartphone, television or other digital screen did substantially better at reading human emotions than sixth-graders from the same school who continued to spend hours each day looking at their electronic devices.
I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse ask you to understand an Indigenous perspective on what has happened in America, what we call “Turtle Island.”
Treatment with a simple chemical restores DNA repair to aging mice.
Mary Thompson Fisher was born Dec. 3, 1895, near Emet, Oklahoma, in what was then called Indian Territory. Mary later took the stage name and became well known as “Te Ata” which means “Bearer of the Morning.” A citizen of The Chickasaw Nation, Te Ata was an accomplished actor and teller of Native American stories.
During the prime of her more than 60-year career, she performed in England and Scandinavia, at the White House for President Franklin Roosevelt, for the King and Queen of Great Britain, and on stages across the United States. Among her accomplishments was appearing on Broadway before taking her career down a path that honored her Native American heritage.
This year, the Chickasaw Nation will release a new feature film based on the inspiring and true story of her life called Te Ata. The film tells the story of how this young girl in Indian Territory followed her dreams to perform and share the stories of her culture to the world. Starring as “Te Ata” is actress Q’orianka Kilcher. Mackenzie Astin portrays Clyde Fisher. Also in the movie is well-known Native American actor Graham Greene (actor). This film has been approved by The Dove Foundation for family viewing.
There are two great books about Te Ata available:
“Te Ata: Chickasaw Storyteller – American Treasure” by Richard Green is available through the Chickasaw Press. (https://www.chickasawpress.com/Books/Te-Ata-br-Chickasaw-Storyteller-•-American-Treas.aspx)
“Te Ata: Oklahoma Cultural Treasuer” by Pati Hailey is part of the “I Am Oklahoma Children’s Series” through Oklahoma Heritage Association Publishing. (http://store.oklahomaheritage.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ChildrensSeries_Ata)
The book written by Te Ata, “Baby Rattlesnake” is available at Lee & Low Books. (https://www.leeandlow.com/books/2806)
Many would remember the days when a milk trolley would be rolled out during morning recess at school and all the children would come running for their daily glass of milk, or the TV images of energ
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When photos of the faux-book first began to circulate online it was considered a hoax.
Did you know that the “Famine was about the same greed we see today?
Excerpt: More than a century and a half after the “Great Famine,” we live with similar, perhaps even more glaring contradictions. Raj Patel opens his book, Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World’s Food System: “Today, when we produce more food than ever before, more than one in ten people on Earth are hungry. The hunger of 800 million happens at the same time as another historical first: that they are outnumbered by the one billion people on this planet who are overweight.”
“Wear green on St. Patrick’s Day or get pinched.” That pretty much sums up the Irish-American “curriculum” that I learned when I was in school. Yes, I recall a nod to the so-called Potato Famine, but it was mentioned only in passing.
Recently, scientists have discovered at least TWO sunken continents on Earth. The discovery of these continents has changed the way we look at Earth
This show explores the bloody history of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands and learns about the bloody hand to hand combat techniques and vicious weaponry (like shark tooth clubs) of the Hawaiian warriors. He also reenacts the tactics that King Kamehameha the Great used in his crushing victory at Battle of Nu’uanu Cliffs.
The Battle of Nuʻuanu (Hawaiian: Kalelekaʻanae; lit. the leaping mullet), fought in May 1795 on the southern part of the island of Oʻahu, was a key battle in the final days of King Kamehameha I’s wars to unify the Hawaiian Islands. It is known in the Hawaiian language as Kalelekaʻanae, which means “the leaping mullet”, and refers to a number of Oahu warriors driven off the cliff in the final phase of the battle. There are “varied and sometimes conflicting histories of the Battle of Nuʻuanu.”
The Battle of Nuʻuanu began when Kamehameha’s forces landed on the southeastern portion of Oʻahu near Waiʻalae and Waikiki. After spending several days gathering supplies and scouting Kalanikupule’s positions, Kamehameha’s army advanced westward, encountering Kalanikupule’s first line of defense near the Punchbowl Crater. Splitting his army into two, Kamehameha sent one half in a flanking maneuver around the crater and the other straight at Kalanikupule. Pressed from both sides, the Oʻahu forces retreated to Kalanikupule’s next line of defense near Laʻimi. While Kamehameha pursued, he secretly detached a portion of his army to clear the surrounding heights of the Nuʻuanu Valley of Kalanikupule’s cannons. Kamehameha also brought up his own cannons to shell Laʻimi. During this part of the battle, both Kalanikupule and Kaiana were wounded, Kaiana fatally. With its leadership in chaos, the Oʻahu army slowly fell back north through the Nuʻuanu Valley to the cliffs at Nuʻuanu Pali]]. Caught between the Hawaiian Army and a 1000-foot drop, over 400 Oʻahu warriors either jumped or were pushed over the edge of the Pali (cliff). In 1898 construction workers working on the Pali road discovered 800 skulls which were believed to be the remains of the warriors that fell to their deaths from the cliff above.
Though he escaped the battle, Kalanikupule was later captured and sacrificed. This battle was the climax of Kamehameha’s campaign, after this battle his kingdom was for the first time referred to as the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. The islands were still not united. He had to capture the remaining neighboring islands of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau. First he had to put down an uprising on the Big Island, and then he began his preparations for the conquest of Kauaʻi. However, before this battle could be fought the king Kaumualiʻi of Kauaʻi submitted to Kamehameha, giving him effective control over the Hawaiian Islands.
Lopaka Kapanui tells of his personal encounter with the spirits of Native Hawaiian warriors known as “Night Marchers”… and offers a theory as to why they didn’t harm him or others who were part of his ghost tour.
Submerged beneath an artificial lake in Northern Thailand is a 500-year-old temple known as Wat Tilok Aram. A stone inscription records that King Tilokkarad commanded Chao San Hua, the King of Muang Phayao, to establish the temple in 1476 – 1486 as an offering to the greatest king in the region. The temple stood for nearly five centuries until an irrigation project in 1939 inundated the temple, along with more than 10 other ancient sites.
We are constantly afraid of the word cancer, as we are surrounded by people who suffer from it, and it seems that no one can defeat this deadly disease. However, what we have to say about it is that it is not a real disease. Cancer is a business, and we are paying its toll. Millions of people suffer from cancer, regardless of their age and sex. However, most of them are still unaware of the fact that they are being manipulated.
This cheesy European love story gave us the Philippines of today.
We at The Halau feel that it is our duty and obligation to our world community … our World ‘Ohana … to spread this information far and wide to alert and awaken the Sight of our brothers and sisters so that righteous action can take place Now. We as a People cannot continue with our Eyes Wide Shut!
The further our species gets from it’s bond with nature, the more difficult it is to maintain a sound mind , to be fulfilled. We are the only creatures on this Earth that use symbols to reference an alternate or secondary meaning. This documentary blatantly shows us how we use symbols for nearly anything you could imagine. There is at least one word or icon or gesture to insinuate everything our five senses can detect and then some. But along with this beautiful gift comes a flaw.
Most people are unwilling to seek and create their own interpretations of these symbols. Instead, they blindly submit to preconceived definitions and connotations given by sources unknown. Because of this, many things have been predetermined in our understanding of life without our knowledge. Words can be perverted and used to manipulate rather than to inform. Symbols can be used to segregate rather than unite. And those given the responsibility and authority to disseminate information to the public possess the ability to do with it as they choose.
*Posted with permission of Ben Stewart* firstname.lastname@example.org