Monday, November 16, 2020

Vehmic Death Rite & the Reincarnation Process

Sometimes an individual passes on who was very important to us, but whom which we may not have had a lot of contact with... or perhaps none at all. Usually this would be a person of some note, and time or circumstances may not have allowed us to meet up with them in person. Somehow we may feel incomplete when they pass, without true closure. There probably will be no service for us to attend. It may even feel disrespectful not to mark their life; to celebrate it. In addition, someone close to us who passes on--whether a relative or friend--and we attend their funeral rite.. we may still wish to give them a more personal pagan ritual. People can be complicated, and those who attend a funeral---lets face it--may remember that person in an entirely different way than we remember them... creating somewhat of an awkward energetic connection. That's also a good reason to personalize a rite for them.
 

This "Vehmic Death Rite" may be attended by either one or numerous individuals, and should take place after the official service to ensure closure. It may take place at any point in the day, but I think the night would seem more appropriate; I suppose it would depend on the person, and factoring in the weather. Each period of the day has it's own energetic quality: morning, early afternoon, late afternoon, twilight, night, and the early morning hours. I tend to believe that energetically it might feel better for a female to be received by "the Alfather" (Sun), and a male to be received by "the Almother" (Moon). A smaller group would seem to be more appropriate as well. In no way am I suggesting that the specifics of this particular ritual are based on any ancient tradition. Also, this is not something I believe should be cemented in stone. In other words, we should look at it, add to it, personalize it, tailoring it to that person, etc. I attended/administered to what I call a "Vehmic Death Rite" just last night. "Vehmic" refers to the the five elements of nature, and applied to the concept of the recycling of life... reincarnation. Our spiritual essence belongs to a "soul group," which I believe are layered into a family group and outer circles. A family soul group is a group which we connect with almost every lifetime, while the outer circles less so. At Source, we all connect together just like a family reunion, because some of our essence always remains at Source.


I compare reincarnation and family soul groups like a family at a high plateau, getting ready to ride down large separate water slides. They agree to meet after they're all completed. The water slide itself is a metaphor for a life cycle. During the ride they will forget all about Source and their soul group, and part of the plan is to experience everything from love to suffering... leading to spiritual growth. They may embrace in some form or fashion before they go, knowing that parts of it will be painful and they will not remember that it is all planned to be this way to achieve spiritual assention. Even a long life cycle may only be lets just say an hour to those at source, just to use a random short time period. Basically time and space doesn't exist at Source. After it's all over, the family soul group reconnects, and finally realizes that it was just "an experience"; it's not a permanent thing. That "death" was actually never something to greatly fear or feel great sorrow over in the bigger picture. If we are not close to, or even dislike someone in our family soul group, then at was most likely pre-planned... which they finally realize after it's over. Not everything is pre-planned. We must have some degree of free will. In this world, the future is not inevitable. It mostly exists for us to have an experience, not for any global elite to harvest us, which is why I think they will not win in the end... because it wasn't intended for them to "win." It wasn't meant to be. This is our world to experience, but not to destroy.


I think the film 'Heaven Can Wait'--both the original and the remake--depict this perfectly! They're is great anguish experienced, but all is well at the end, and every soul realizes that it was all part of a plan. I think the remake actually expressed this a little better than the original, as it left the "Max Corkle" character hanging at the end. However, had this story actually occurred, Corkle would have been part of the protagonists outer layer soul group, and all would be finally fully understood "at the end of the water slide ride." Family soul groups may reincarnate in different family roles, even different genders. We do, however, have a definite soul-gender which we experience most often in life cycles. Homosexuality is not related to soul-genders; it's something different.

 

Last night I was able to get away for the ritual at about 9:50 PM. We parked and gathered at a nearby point on the trail. The night was beautiful, one day after a New Moon, and I was hopeful of perhaps one of the Leonid meteors to show itself. Then we walked to the intended secluded spot. Just prior to arriving there, we heard the sound of a far off ambulance. Upon hearing this, the coyotes in the canyon started to howl, enhancing the feeling of raw nature. The Moon was not visible, but sometimes you can't have every detail right. I would take a clear dark night over any other condition. That night was the right night. Sometimes I don't quite feel it for a Sunday night, but this was the exception. It felt right. When we finally got to the secluded clearing, a printed black and white photograph of him and a triskelion next to the image (on one piece of paper) was placed against a low hanging piece of vegetation, along with a flower we had picked on the trek there. The base of a tree is always a good spot for the altar, but we had walked out of the groves of trees. This clearing was perfect because of the view of the canyon, mountains, and sky. We then placed our hoods over our heads.


A candle was placed in front of the image and flower, then it was lit, illuminating it in the darkness. There was no wind, no noise of crickets, only the lovely stillness. Everyone made a simple statement about him; something they remembered. The mountains looked so beautiful in the distance, in the direction facing the little altar, black against the dark blue sky. Sometimes I feel slightly depressed on a New Moon, but I felt good energy this one day after the New Moon. So there was some Moon present, even if we couldn't see it; the Almother to symbolically receive her son. At this point, I no longer felt deep sadness for him. The triskelion is thought of by many as a symbol of reincarnation. I recall at one point thinking that he must be able to see us. I then read what I call the 'Incantation for the Foreboding', used as a spell-prayer for different meanings. The text of which comes from the 'Book of the Holy Strega' by Raven Grimassi. Aradia's words:


'Incantation for the Forboding'


Now when Aradia had been taught,
taught to work all witchcraft,
how to destroy the evil race of oppressors,
she imparted it to her pupils and said to them:

"When I have departed from this world,
Whenever you have need of anything,
Once in the month when the moon is full,
You shall assemble in some deserted place,
Or in a forest all together join
and adore the potent spirit of my mother, Diana,
and whoever desires to learn all witchcraft
but has not won its deepest secrets,
my mother will teach all things as yet unknown.
And you shall all be free from bondage,
And so you shall be free in everything."


I take "evil race of oppressors" as meaning dark, evil, and destructive energies which manifest in human beings (every "ism" destroys someone). I then took the piece of paper which contained these words, and lightly crumpled it up into a ball, then placed it directly into the flame. As it ignited, I placed it in front of the candle. I then took the altar image which was on a smaller cut of paper and folded it in two, and placed it above the burning circle. As it all burned, such as like a Viking funeral rite, I stated: "Birth... Life... Death and to a New Arising. He is now the Morning and the Spring." I then ad libbed while the flame was starting to diminish: "Goodbye Tom. Til me meet again; this side or the other." As we stood there and soaked in the moment, in the direction of the mountains, a small Leonid meteor raced by. It was relatively close, at least appearing to be below the elevation of the mountain peaks. Had that occurred on another night other than a Leonid meteor shower, I would certainly have thought it was a message. It still could have been, and it at least served as a perfect ending to the ritual.


Another way to say it is the following:


Deo Ceruninco... and to the Almother.

Embrace our kindred into the next plane.

Birth... Life... Death and to a New Arising.

He is now the morning and the spring.

 

The Latin "Deo Cerunico" meant "To the God Cernunnos" in Romanized Gaul. It places the Alfather over the Almother, which doesn't quite feel right. The Father can represent the head of the family, while the Mother can represent the head of the household. Also, the Father may represent Law, while the Mother may represent Justice. Both of those concepts generally originate from the ancient traditions, and were melded into Christian Europe, allowing for at least some semblance of authority to both. Perhaps for a male, it could begin with "To Our Almother," while for a female it could begin with "To Our Alfather."

 

Then I poured water over the ashes, washing them into the soil; recycling them into the Earth like that of the body, while the soul is recycled into the Sky, into the great Ur, at Source, returning when it's ready. All of the Vehmic elements are now accounted for: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit. Closure and completion, until we meet again, this side or the other.


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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Leonid Meteor Shower 2020 (November 16 & 17)

 

The Leonid Meteor Shower—See it November 16-17, 2020: A Search the Sky Activity

The Lawrence Hall of Science

The mid-November Leonid Meteor Shower can be one of the most productive meteor showers of the year. Your host for this video saw over a hundred meteors in an hour in a city sky in 2001! It was an exceptional year. This year there is no forecast for greatness, but one never knows. At least the Moon will be out of the way, and its light will not interfere.

The meteors in this shower are caused by small fragments of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. An “applet” from JPL and NASA that lets you see and explore the orbit of Comet 55P-Tempel-Tuttle, as well as other Solar System objects, is here:
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=55P%2FTempel-Tuttle;old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

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'All you need to know: 2020’s Leonid meteor shower'

Posted by Deborah Byrd - Astronomy Essentials - November 14, 2020

2020’s Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak on the morning of November 17, during the dark hours before dawn. Charts, tips and details here.

November’s wonderful Leonid meteor shower is active from about November 6 to 30 each year. The peak is expected in 2020 on the morning of November 17. The shower happens as our world crosses the orbital path of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. Like many comets, Tempel-Tuttle litters its orbit with bits of debris. It’s when this cometary debris enters Earth’s atmosphere and vaporizes that we see the Leonid meteor shower. In 2020, the moon – in a waxing crescent phase – will set in early evening, to provide moon-free skies after midnight when the most meteors typically fall. In a dark sky, with no moon, you can see up to 10 to 15 meteors per hour at the peak.

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Fall 2020: Part II - All Hallows Eve & Full Blue Moon Combo

 

 

Everything you need to know about Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

JonnyBaak

 

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I just watched the original 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' today. It's curious that Dracula, the Frankenstein monster, the wolfman, and the mummy, have all been remade numerous times over the years; yet gill-man has not made a return to the big screen since the second sequel in 1956.

 

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The beautiful Julie Adams during filming in Florida 1954





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Milicent Patrick, designer of the creature




 

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Creature from the Black Lagoon - Wikipedia 

Cultural impact of Creature from the Black Lagoon - Wikipedia 

Behind the Scenes Photos: Creature from the Black Lagoon - YouTube 

Julie Adams - Top 22 Highest Rated Movies - YouTube 

Creature from the Black Lagoon Trilogy Review - YouTube  

The Creature From The Black Lagoon - Explained - YouTube 

Creature From The Black Lagoon Filming Location - YouTube 

The Legendary Julie Adams - YouTube  

Micheline Pitt Talks Her Rare Creature from the Black Lagoon Collection - YouTube  

The Unsung Genius Behind "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" - YouTube

 

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'How to Remove Label Glue From Glass Easily and Naturally'

Robin Shreeves - TreeHugger.com - May 13, 2020


I have an assortment of glass bottles and jars that I’ve been saving and buying up at yard sales over the past month so I can store my homemade limoncello. Some of the jars I’ve saved had labels affixed with glue that came right off; some had glue that was very stubborn.



Unsuccessful Methods of Removing Labels

I had one particular glass salad dressing bottle that would not give up its glue. I let it soak in hot water for a long time then rubbed with steel wool. Nothing. I tried an old bottle of Goo Gone that was ineffective. I even tried nail polish remover. That didn’t work either. Everything just smeared the glue around.

I wasn’t so happy with the chemical alternatives I was trying (and they weren’t even working), so I decided to do some research to find a natural, effective method. (Yes, I should have done that first. Sometimes, I try to take the easy way out.)

 


Creek Line House Method


After reading several suggestions on various blogs and discussion boards, I decided to try a method I found on The Creek Line House blog that called for baking soda, cooking oil, and an abrasive scrubbie. It worked!

 


The method is so simple.

1) Mix together equal amounts of baking soda and cooking oil – for one small jar, a tablespoon of each will be plenty.
2) Rub the mixture all over the sticky parts of the glass jar.
3) Leave it on for 30 minutes.
4) Rub with an abrasive scrubbie (I used steel wool)
5) Wash really well with soap and water

My bottle came out glue-free and ready to use to store limoncello. I’m not sure why this method worked, but I don’t need to know why. I just need to know it’s a non-chemical way to remove label glue from glass bottles. Next time I have a sticker stuck to the glass on a picture frame, I’ll try this method. That price tag sticker glue is always difficult to remove.

After getting my bottles ready, I went to bottle my limoncello and realized I didn’t have a funnel. I ran to the local grocery store, but the story didn't have one for sale. My plan is to hunt one down today and bottle the batch and have photos and instructions for that tomorrow on the blog.

Do you have a natural method for removing stubborn label glue from glass bottles?

 

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Obviously people often use up the contents of a jar, but would like to retain it. Goo-Gone is toxic, and not something one would really want to then put in a dishwasher after using, much less using to store food items. I've tried the above method, and it works. I only used a mildly abrasive scrubber. All it took was just a little work, and the glue was completely gone.


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The 'Taken" Trilogy

I'm usually not into films that feature the "falsely accused," "self-righteous," "negligently besieged" "innocent man" themes. However, the 'Taken' films work for me. The violence, the anguish, the riveting fear, the quintessential action, and finally bringing the scumbags to their knees just kind've hits the spot here. It's sort've where typical Steven Seagal and Harrison Ford characters meet.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bats: The ultimate "night creature" symbol


Whatever created bats seemed to go out've their way to design a creature to symbolize "the dark side." It flies, but not during the daytime; it has wings, but doesn't sour and doesn't have feathers. While we might feel a certain comfort when we see birds in the sunshine, their feathered tuxedos, and hear them chirping; we might be more likely to squirm when we see bats at dusk, their wings flapping along the treeline, and their dark cloaks black against the twilight sky. Actually, while they are indeed designed for night stealth, they're harmless to humans and pets 99.99% of the time. Along with birds and bees, they're one of the most important creatures on the planet. Over 300 species of fruit depend on bats for pollination, and that's just for starters. If all of the bats in the world perished tomorrow, life on earth would start to die off.





Yolo Causeway Bats


Pat Keene


Thanks to the Yolo Basin Foundation for their terrific tour to the site where a quarter of a million bats fly out from underneath the Yolo Causeway west of Sacramento each night.


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These bats don’t need a cave, they have a bridge - YouTube

Yolo Causeway Bats (2) - YouTube


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Birthday (Remastered 2009)

2,562,133 views - June 17, 2018

The Beatles

 

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The statuesque Julia Lescova

 

 

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The True Meaning of Hotel California

595,716 views - August 20, 2020

Polyphonic


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"Hotel California is about the music industry
Hotel California is about drugs
Hotel California is about women
Hotel California is about Hell
Hotel California meant to be taken literally and the Eagles are still trapped there.
It's a negative Yelp review with a guitar duel"
-- KemonoGalleria Music ☮️๐Ÿ’œ



"This song has a very dark, very specific meaning & numerous secondary meanings.  More specifically... this song is said to describe a person's 'deal' w the industry... selling your soul for fame & the understanding that once you join... the only way out is death. That's it in a nutshell. Hollywood death cult/ illuminati/ deal w the devil."
- TheShadyLady



"A satanist told me at least a decade ago it was about Anton Levay ? starting his 1st satanic church in North America but i personally choose to strive to stay on Right handed Path well away from 'occultic secret society's' left handed path ๐Ÿ™„ "
-- Mud Koerfgen



"I think it refers to when you go to Hollywood or become a music star you have to sell your soul to Satan. Luciferian ism. Once you’re in it’s hard to get out."
-- Lady of Neener



" 'They stab it with their steely knives but they just can't kill the beast', is definitely a metaphor for heroin addiction. The steely knives are the hypodermic needles heroin addicts use to inject the drug into their system. No matter how many times they stab their arms with it, the craving just would not go away. The beast inside them only craves for more. It is never satisfied, it will never die."
-- Kalantro Taberna



"The wine represents the blood of Jesus. That’s why they mention it as a spirit. 1969 the satanic bible was made."
-- Josue Portillo

 

 

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Hotel California - Wikipedia

The Magus (novel) - Wikipedia

 

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'Hotel California' (Genius.com)

One of the most mysterious and widely speculated songs in rock history, “Hotel California” is best described in the words of its creators. As Don Henley explained in the Daily Mail dated 9/11/2007:

"Some of the wilder interpretations of that song have been amazing. It was really about the excesses of American culture and certain girls we knew. But it was also about the uneasy balance between art and commerce."

Though the annotations to the left do their best to decipher Henley & co.’s words, it’s important to keep in mind a quote (and classic malapropism) from Eagles member Glenn Frey: “Vaguery is the primary tool of songwriters.”

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'Hotel California'

 

[Verse 1: Don Henley]
On a dark desert highway
Cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas
Rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance
I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
"This could be Heaven or this could be Hell"
Then she lit up a candle
And she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

[Chorus: Don Henley]
"Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
You can find it here"

[Verse 2: Don Henley]
Her mind is Tiffany-twisted
She got the Mercedes Benz
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys
She calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard
Sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember
Some dance to forget
So I called up the Captain
"Please bring me my wine"
He said, "We haven't had that spirit here since 1969"
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

[Chorus: Don Henley]
"Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They living it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis"

[Verse 3: Don Henley]
Mirrors on the ceiling
The pink champagne on ice
And she said: "We are all just prisoners here
Of our own device"
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast
Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
"Relax," said the night man
"We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave!"[Verse 2: Don Henley]
Her mind is Tiffany-twisted
She got the Mercedes Benz
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys
She calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard
Sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember
Some dance to forget
So I called up the Captain
"Please bring me my wine"
He said, "We haven't had that spirit here since 1969"
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

[Chorus: Don Henley]
"Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They living it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis"

[Verse 3: Don Henley]
Mirrors on the ceiling
The pink champagne on ice
And she said: "We are all just prisoners here
Of our own device"
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast
Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
"Relax," said the night man
"We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave!"


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"someone should write a fiction book based on the discussion in this thread."
-- kalli



"The lyric is as follows – Her mind is Tiffany- twisted, She’s got the Mercedes-bendz, she got a lotta pretty pretty boys she calls friends! It is a reference to how the Eagles saw the Southern California ….Hollywood scence at the time when the song was recorded. All these girls showing up in Hollywood seeking to be discovered. Impressed with the fabulous weath and celebrity and wanting a piece of it for themselves. Essentially the Marilyn Monroe story. Her mind is Tiffany twisted ( she is perverted and corrupted by the fabulous weath…Tiffany’s in New York Ciry.) She got the Mercedes Bendz… ( she will bend over and do whatever is required to get her “ big shot at fame” She got a lot of pretty pretty boys she calls friends! The so called “friends” are not really her friends they are the men who control the Hollywood celebrity machine….Directors, Producers and so forth and she will sleep with whomever she has to get a shot at the big time fame machine and become a big star!"
-- rgee3



"๐Ÿ‘ best song ever.."
-- ProghRess



"Its definitely talking about the pressures of being in this business. Its one of the greatest ballads of its time because it is open to interpretation and I believe the original authors did this for a reason. It is really deep. Actually one of my favorites and definitely a classic."
-- rhowle7615



"I think it’s a near death experience of drug overdose. Checking out is a reference to death. Masters chambers and feast is the last supper reference to final fix."
-- Ottawamusic❤️Er



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Lela con The Incredible Shrinking Man

Balazzi Boffa

Tratto da "The Incredible Shrinking Man" - 1957.

 

 

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Nyctophilia

[or Scotophilia]

A preference for the night or darkness

 

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I don't know that I could really ever say that I actually prefer the night to the day. It's a fun concept. The darkness of night has it's qualities. I can say that I have been at special places in the darkness, amid the heat and stillness, mountains and trees abound, with a light sound of crickets and occasional hoot of an owl, under a bright moon, and I didn't want to leave because "when would it ever be this perfect again?"



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Afternoon Delight

524,313 views - January 21, 2020

Starland Vocal Band - Topic

Afternoon Delight · Starland Vocal Band

℗ 1976 Windstar Records

Released on: 1976-07-01



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 House on Newcastle

 


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My rural dream bedroom. Here's a more modern looking version of the same top floor bedroom concept: Farmhouse Bedroom. The above design and style, with the added windows and balcony of the latter would be the ideal.


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Protect your neck

 

[Corvin Castle in Rumania: Featured on Windows 10 Spotlight this month]


Happy Halloween, boos and ghouls! We hope our vampire isn't too scary on this day designed for spooky delights. The fortress in our image is Romania's Corvin Castle—not far from Transylvania, a real historical region in Romania. In Bram Stoker's novel 'Dracula,' the ghoulish Count Dracula lives in a remote Transylvanian castle, cementing the place in popular imagination as the home of vampires.

Be careful out there tonight as you go haunting for treats. And if you want to protect yourself against potential vampire attacks, incorporate a garland of garlic in your costume. Or maybe go out while the sun is still up. According to vampire folklore, these blood-sucking creatures of the night can't stand garlic and will likely burst into flames if exposed to sunlight. Or you can just keep reminding yourself: There's no such thing as vampires…


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Baby Lion & Tiger playing

6,518,388 views - May 4, 2012

Melinda_J_Vlog

I've been volunteering at an Animal Preserve called Kowiachobee in Naples Florida for over a year.... these are the 5 month old baby lion and tiger they have there They grew up together so they are brothers .... Depending on how many views comments subscriptions and likes I get on this I will post more and more animals


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Tiger cub playing with a house cat! - YouTube  

Baby Tiger's first Swim - YouTube  

Cute Tiger & Puppy unlikely friends play together & Swim - YouTube


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The Greatest 7 Minute Sequence In Joe Rogan Experience History

3,644,668 views - March 25, 2019

Jake Breaks

Joe Rogan, Bryan Callen, and Brenden Schaub discuss chimps, Roman dicks, and many other things in what is arguably the greatest sequence of conversation in the history of man. Derived from episode #619 of the Joe Rogan Experience which can be found at https://youtu.be/FCVFCI9m-48

 

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Joe Rogan | Imagine Seeing a Gorilla if They Didn't Exist - YouTube


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Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky

3,516,557 views - April 24, 2013

Amber Nelson

When I die and they lay me to rest
Gonna go to the place that's the best
When I lay me down to die
Goin' up to the spirit in the sky

Goin' up to the spirit in the sky
That's where I'm gonna go when I die
When I die and they lay me to rest
Gonna go to the place that's the best

Prepare yourself you know it's a must
Gotta have a friend in Jesus
So you know that when you die
He's gonna recommend you
To the spirit in the sky

Gonna recommend you
To the spirit in the sky
That's where you're gonna go when you die
When you die and they lay you to rest
You're gonna go to the place that's the best

Never been a sinner I never sinned
I got a friend in Jesus
So you know that when I die
He's gonna set me up with
The spirit in the sky
 

Oh set me up with the spirit in the sky
That's where I'm gonna go when I die
When I die and they lay me to rest
I'm gonna go to the place that's the best
Go to the place that's the best



Hope you enjoyed.

Song - Spirit In The Sky
Artist - Norman Greenbaum
Pictures - From The Country

 

Suggested by UMG

Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum (Official Lyric Video)

 

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This song is most often considered Christian-themed. It does mention "Jesus," but the "Spirit in the Sky" can remind one of various gods and spirits of nature.

 

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Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (Croatia President) Luxurious lifestyle, Height, Weight, Family & Biography

9,583,269 views - July 14, 2018

Mnf News

Kolinda Grabar-Kitaroviฤ‡ is a Croatian politician and diplomat serving as the 4th and current President of Croatia since 2015. She is the first woman to be elected to the office after the first multi-party elections in 1990.



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From Millionaire to Madman | The Story of John McAfee

1,232,188 views - Jun 8, 2020

j aubrey

508K subscribers
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Join me as we take a glimpse into the insane life that is John McAfee, and learn how a tech pioneer quickly devolved from a multimillionaire to a perceived madman.



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Most men have a part of them which would like to live with more danger and excitement, like a soldier of fortune, or like the stories of Conan the Barbarian. This was a wealthy guy who traveled to the third world and became something of a warlord. He had some guts! If you really think about it, sometimes in life puny people get to order us around because they have a title, a piece of paper, or state ordained authority. I think most males fantasize about some type of personal siege. Maybe this dude was just plain bored, and just went for it?



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Theme Song to The Partridge Family (Come on Get Happy)

1,242,367 views - October 17, 2011

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Must Love Dogs (C'mon Get Happy)(great!)

 

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The charming Hazel Court






 

 

A few evenings ago on either TCM or AMC, I watched 'The Curse of Frankenstein', a Hammer film from the UK (1957). I had seen it before, but I wasn't sure as quite a few of those films sort've conflate in my mind. It was followed by two sequels, but I couldn't stay up all night. It featured as the femme fatal, a young comely Hazel Court. Somehow, someway, these films just gotta get the monster and the girl together!



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The Cult With CIA Ties | blameitonjorge

846,881 views - October 2, 2020

blameitonjorge

1.13M subscribers



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"Trapped in Reality" -- A Short Film

45,616 views - June 10, 2020

Myra West

This is the story of a magical forest fairy who is trapped in the real world.

She writes a message in a bottle and sends it off hoping it will reach help.

Basically this is the story of my life. I feel I am trapped in reality. When all I want is to live in the forest, in a magical world where unicorns exist, the sun always shines and I can talk to animals.



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Links

Three Underground Lakes Found on Mars | Coast to Coast AM

Coast to Coast AM June 13th with Father Sebastiaan on Vampyrism / vampirism - YouTube

Adam Eget Survived Three Years in an Abusive Cult - YouTube

Viral video shows cougar stalking Utah hiker in terrifying 6-minute encounter - FULL VIDEO | ABC7 - YouTube

Joe Rogan is Terrified of 5G - YouTube

The Instagram Model Who Fabricated Her Entire Life | Lillee Jean: The Beauty Community Fraud - YouTube

Every name that visited Epstien Island under fire!? Judge to release every documents?! - YouTube

Best Personal Submarines In The World - YouTube

Cat misses dog after being apart for 10 days - YouTube

10 Inappropriate Images In Disney Films - YouTube

Ghislaine Maxwell Case: The Biggest Bombshells So Far - YouTube

Ghislaine Maxwell can't keep Epstein testimony secret - YouTube


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Shout It Out Loud

Kiss

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

Shout It Out Loud · Kiss

Destroyer

℗ 1976 The Island Def Jam Music Group

Released on: 1976-01-01



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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Fall 2020: Part II - All Hallows Eve & Full Blue Moon Combo


 

The most beautiful animal in the world; the ultimate predator pound-for-pound


"The ancient feud between cat and dog is not forgotten in the north, for the Lynx is the deadly foe of the Fox and habitually kills it when there is soft snow and scarcity of easier prey."
-- Ernest Thompson Seton

 

 


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Halloween and Full Hunter's Moon 2020


The Full Hunter's Moon (or Blue Moon) is a tweener, occurring at 10:49 EST on Saturday, October 31st. However, not just officially, but the tweener usually favors the coming night as far as fullness and brightness if even by a tiny degree. The next Halloween/Full Moon combo won't occur until 2039. This is special, and also more pertinent for believers that the veil between our world and the world of our ancestors is at it's thinnest at Samhain. So the full moon will heighten the connectivity. Also, it's important to remember that Samhain truly begins after midnight, the witching hour and November 1st. For those of ritual, this can't be missed! It's Samhain, Full Moon, and after midnight for the full ritual effect.

'A Rare Halloween Blue Moon in 2020 – Mark Your Calendars!'


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 Video Links

 

Addicted to YouTube? WATCH THIS. - YouTube 

Altered: The accounts of a Sa-tanic Ped0phile FORMER Family Member - YouTube 

Being Alone Can Make You Stronger - YouTube 

Campfire Chat: Make Life Better - Step by Step | Men's Mental Health - YouTube 

How to Get Your Brain to Focus | Chris Bailey | TEDxManchester - YouTube 

Joe Rogan - Steven Crowder Infiltrated Antifa - YouTube 

My 6 Best Tips For YouTube Addiction - Productivity Tips - YouTube 

My Creepiest Night Hiking Experience - YouTube  

This is why they all hate hiking - YouTube  

Watching YouTube Videos is Ruining Your Life - YouTube 

What you need to know about internet addiction | Dr. Kimberly Young | TEDxBuffalo - YouTube 

Why you watch so much YouTube - YouTube 

One Lioness Tries to Hunt Elephant - YouTube 

"Why I left the left" Melanie Phillips on why she left the Guardian - BQ #13 - YouTube 

Stefan Molyneux | Why YouTube Deleted My Channel | Modern Wisdom Podcast #195 - YouTube 

Jeff & Dick Allgire - This Is A Transition...We’re Heading Into The Next World - YouTube 

Why We Do Nice Things For People - The Truth Behind Acts of Kindness - YouTube 

Favela Wars: Life In Brazil's Urban Killzone (2003) - YouTube 

He Averaged 40 PPG In HS... Why Did He NEVER Make the NBA? - YouTube 

1986 Heavy Metal Teenager Defends His Lifestyle & Music - YouTube 

Breaking Bad: Jesse Pinkman Lived for Your Sins - YouTube  

Do you know where Native Americans come from? - YouTube 

America in 2019: THE SCARY TRUTH! - YouTube  

Did Corona Virus Came from METEORITE which hit China last year? - YouTube  

The Man Who Killed Tupac - Orlando "Baby Lane" Anderson - YouTube  

New Mars Pictures From the Curiosity Rover (2020) - YouTube 

THE HIDDEN RULES OF HOLLYWOOD - Rose McGowan | London Real - YouTube  

(2) Jeff & Jordan Maxwell Why And How We Are Being Crushed By Communism - YouTube 

The Interrogation of Stephanie Lazarus - YouTube  

Pit Bulls Unleashed: Should They Be Banned? - The Fifth Estate - YouTube  

Confronting footage shows workers face-to-face with bears in the US - YouTube  

Dinosaur Eggs & Babies - Full Program - YouTube  

Bloody Island - YouTube 

"WOUNDED KNEE" By Russell Means - YouTube

KODIAK BEAR VS POLAR BEAR - Who would win this fight? - YouTube 

Kodiak Brown Bear Vs Siberian Tiger - YouTube  

Ancient Aliens: Hacking NASA Secrets (Season 12, Episode 9) | History - YouTube

 

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Helen Mirren - Age of Consent


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Helen Mirren, although born in England, is of Russian ancestry. 'Age of Consent' was released in 1969, so if it was filmed a year prior, that would make her 23 years old at the time.


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The CARS - You Are The Girl


Slance1

 

From the Door To Door (1987) album, hope you enjoy this to the fullest!


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Brian's Story


Everything in life is perception


Brian is not a fictional character, but a real person. Years ago I worked for an accountant in central San Mateo County. In a location which was then suddenly considered "Silicon Valley," there was much construction being undertaken. This led to an army of contractors flooding in to try garnering some of those big contracts. My job entailed many odd jobs, such as dropping off payroll or construction sites, picking up tax related paperwork from contractors' homes, etc. Brian was a contractor who was actually a county native. He had gotten a big contract in downtown San Francisco, and his construction crew were on site when I started this job.

 

Brian was a tall strapping man in his late 30s, naturally he drove a pick up truck, short hair, and dressed in steel toed boots, jeans, and long sleeved plaid shirts. He didn't really look like the above image, like ripped, but just generally tall and strapping. He was very headstrong, managerial, and confrontational. He was perhaps more "confrontational" than actually hot tempered. It was a little hard to figure him out, but he exuded an energy that would discourage someone from playing around, joking, or messing with him as he swaggered around. He was physically imposing, which matched his personality. I recall late one day soon after I started this job that he called the office to verbalize the number of hours his workers had put in for the following weeks' payroll. I actually wasn't even aware that he called in the hours, so it caught me off guard. I recall of him saying in a belligerent tone of voice something like "I've got the hours! Are you ready!!"


For some reason, perhaps because I was getting ready to leave and was not expecting a hostile phone call at that point, I said "Yes" just as I was sitting down at the desk. He immediately started rambling off names and hours before I had actually gotten my hands on a pen and paper. I think I actually did a pretty good job of initially memorizing what he had said, and finally had gotten to writing it down. In my slightly stressed state, just as I was catching up with his belligerent ramblings, I said randomly in the lowest tone of breath "okay." I  was basically telling myself "Okay, I got this." Well, he obviously heard this, and I apparently said it in the middle of his rambling. These were indeed "belligerent ramblings" as he was practically spitting venom! After I said it, he screamed "What do you mean 'okay'!? I didn't even finish!!" It was subtly anti-climactic for me, as I had just caught up.


What could I say? I didn't want to lose this important client for the accountant. It was at least enough to gaslight me and make me ask myself "What am I doing here? Did I actually do anything wrong? Who needs this job anyway?" After saying something to the accountant/my boss the next day--which was something like "He's pretty difficult to speak with"--she did understand. He had other run-ins of that sort with the office, including her husband who was a very easy going guy. In fact, I later found out that he had given Brian a piece of his mind and then slammed the phone down during that episode, and he wasn't a big or loud guy either. Of course, he's not going to lose his job. He didn't even work for her tax and payroll service. When Brian was not in this type of mood, it was the exception. 

 

Whenever dealing with him, I had to approach him like I was approaching a scorpion! I had to be honest and thorough. In other words, I had to make certain to cross all the t's and dot all the i's, even if he didn't like it. It was still better than having a big problem spring up later. He didn't like being asked questions. He would tolerate maybe one question while huffing and puffing slightly; so you knew that a second question would incite a flare up. As I found out later, it was less temperment and more entitlement. He wasn't merely happy to be making a fortune, but I'll get back to that later. His work crew, quite to the contrary of what I had come to expect from similar work environments, were quiet and subdued. 


His life as a contractor, I could see, was like a dream job. He would show up at the site at 7:30 AM with materials and look over the blueprints. He would spot check the progress, make sure everyone knew what they were doing, and find out what materials were needed. By 9:00 AM, he could leave and do whatever he wanted. He lived in a suburban home in the San Mateo hills, which was a 30 minute drive (back then). He could go have breakfast or whatever; see a movie, anything. He often would go home, where his girlfriend would make him lunch. Basically all he had to do all day after 9:00 AM was to pick up materials and drop them off with one more trip to the site (maybe). It's a dream life, which of course makes one wonder why every day he acted like he can't stand the way life's treating him!


His girlfriend was perhaps 30, very pretty, pleasant, and would occasionally run errands for him in the form of a pick up or delivery; to the office for example. She was the polar opposite of him. I can't explain that one, but apparently he managed to avoid taking out his wrath on her. Perhaps he took miscreant personal pride in that trait or protocol. You would think the guy's life was a wreck--or he was being swindled or defrauded in some way--by the manner in which he treated people! Quite frankly, often in construction, there is a lot of verbal abuse.. and frequently it's dispensed by those who who make quite a bit more money than those who they direct this abuse towards. You would think that they would lighten up, especially with the profit they're raking in? Anyway, who really was this guy? Well, I finally got my answer.


I finally got the dossier on this guy from my bosses adopted son, and it's not at all what I expected. Brian was from a local family with some serious net worth. He took a year or two off after high school to hang out with his friends. When pressured a bit, he attended a local community college, but didn't finish. Again he bummed around with allowance money from his parents for a few more years. He worked a few odd jobs for some business concern of his parents, family friends, or one of his friends' parents. Finally, at age 30, after having done little work for the past 12 years, he went to contractors school. I suppose to his credit, and through cunning, he was able to get his license and exploit these connections.


What he also told me, which I found curious, was that Brian never worked with any tools himself. He didn't come up the ranks as a carpenter, cement, dry wall, etc, then rose up to become a contractor with some connections which he had built up. It was contractors school, start up money from his parents, and family business connections. That's pretty unusual, but there's nothing inherently wrong with it. The fact that he's such a tall, strapping, and headstrong guy was just the luck of the draw! Just because some kid came from a wealthy family doesn't mean they're somehow weak. I recall when I used to box in the amateurs, some of the boys from Marin County--one of the wealthiest counties in the country--could fight like hell! I mean, that would probably be rather unusual, but it isn't unheard of.

 

Still, the story of Brian--the WHOLE story--seems illegitimate to me. He never worked with his hands, yet he gets to act out the facade of self-made contractor/construction guy?? That, more than anything else! All the rest is just icing o the cake! If you think about it, people are judged for how they present themselves, mixed with circumstances. I have come across other men who work for their family's business, and yet swagger around like a self-made man, kicking ass and taking names... or at least acting out the fantasy! I have also come across guys who I know for absolute certainty were from a broken home, kicked out of the house at age 18, and never had a chance, and yet they're really easy going, no bitterness, and not ostentatious in any way. You're judged on how you're able to present yourself, for better or worse, regardless of background.

 

Brian socially defrauded the world! He didn't even had to cheat. It's not against any law to be verbally abusive, entitled, and just generally an evil man who prospers. That brings up the final point. When Brian, or other similarly privileged individuals, basically slam their fists on the table to get what they want... aren't they really just spoiled, entitled brats? A lot of these guys were mommy's special little boy, and are very accustomed to getting exactly what they want. They don't like taking "No" for an answer. However, to the unknowing observer, they could be self-made chads, kicking ass and taking names... you know the story. It's quite a quagmire if you really stop and think about it. You wouldn't know either way.


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The book refereced in "West Memphis Three" trial


In the last week I viewed the three-part special on the Investigation Discovery channel entitled 'The West Memphis Three: An ID Murder Mystery'. The main suspect, Damien Echols, had a book which was conviscated by the police as evidence. The title of the book was 'Never On A Broomstick' (1971) by Frank Robert Donovan, who was not a pagan or occult writer in particular, and wrote a lot of books on a wide range of subjects. This was to have been the "proof" of the prosecution's narrative of some type of ritual murder. Echols, on the stand, said that he purchased the book from a public library at a sale of old books.


There was an underlined section of the book, regarding "the Devil," which was projected to serve as proof of Satanic ritual. I couldn't find that text. Echols said that the underlining was already present when he purchased the book. It appears likely that the three boys were not guilty, despite his testimony about having engaged in dark rituals in the woods, including activity consistent with Satanic rites. Whomever did commit the murders of the three young boys, it was determined that at least one of victims was sexually mutilated in a hideous manner while still alive.


One item which was confiscated by the police, if I recall correctly, was one of the old images of Baphomet holding a torch upon a hill. I wasn't able to find it online however. I was going to post it. HBO (Time-Warner) produced a documentary in 1996 entitled 'Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills', which was sympathetic to the convicted. I could almost believe anything in this case, as it had many strange aspects to it. I would lean towards their innocence of the charges, with dark occultists in high places seizing the opportunity to prove that this was a case of fraudulent "Satanic Panic" in this one case.



Quotes from Damien Echols journal:

"Life is but a walking shadow. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." -- A Midsummer Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare

"Pure black looking clear my work is soon done here. Try getting back from me that which used to be." -- '...And Justice For All' by Metalica

"I've kicked open a lot of doors in my time, and I am willing to wait for this one to open, and when it does, I'll be waiting." -- The Twilight Zone


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I knew people way back when, who saw heavy metal bands as a type of dark occult religion. They knew a lot of lyrics which they quoted, they wore the black t-shirts, they gave the horns, they had the posters in their bedroom, the black light bulbs, all the trappings! I never did that, even though I had some of the records, went to concerts, and wore a few t-shirts. Sometimes I wish I had been more into it. It would have been good practice to express oneself at an age where you're led around by the nose by everyone. Everyone with authority over you was an "expert" on just exactly what you "ought to be doing." If nothing else, it might have served as a symbol of personal sovereignty at a time when you're being pulled and contorted in so many different directions. I suppose if life was fair, we would get a dry run to middle age first, then start over at age 13 or so, knowing exactly what to do.


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TV roundup


Season 16 of Ancient Aliens premieres on the History channel on Friday, November 13, 2020. A new series entitled 'Histories Greatest Mysteries' premieres the following day on the History channel on Saturday, November 14, 2020, narrated by Laurence Fishburne (not to be confused with 'History's Mysteries'). 'Ted Bundy: The Survivors' has been airing on the REELZ channel, Saturday evenings.


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Joe Rogan Experience #1353 - Rob Zombie

4,894,957 views - September 16, 2019

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Rob Zombie Witnessed a Murder His First Day in New York | Joe Rogan - YouTube 

The Rules of Real Life Don't Apply to Art - Rob Zombie - YouTube 

Rob Zombie on Making House of 1,000 Corpses | Joe Rogan - YouTube 

Rob Zombie and Joe Rogan Bond Over Evel Knievel - YouTube 

Rob Zombie Had Crippling Social Anxiety As a Kid! - YouTube 

Rob Zombie On His Changing Relationship With Cops - YouTube 

Rob Zombie Was a PA on Pee Wee's Playhouse | Joe Rogan - YouTube 

Rob Zombie: Halloween Studio Meddling Was 'Psychotic' - YouTube  

Joe Rogan & Rob Zombie Talk Old Horror Movies - YouTube 

Rob Zombie's Dream Projects Have Nothing to Do With Horror - YouTube

 

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"I don't think the rules of life apply to art." -- Rob Zombie


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Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - Halloween

Christopher Brent

The Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, is a piece of organ music written, according to its oldest extant sources, by Johann Sebastian Bach. The piece opens with a toccata section, followed by a fugue that ends in a coda. It is one of the most famous works in the organ repertoire. The piece has become an icon appearing in films and horror movies within pop culture. The work is often performed around Halloween - Much of the piece's origins itself are a mystery even to this day!

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Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

The Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, is a piece of organ music written, according to its oldest extant sources, by Johann Sebastian Bach. The piece opens with a toccata section, followed by a fugue that ends in a coda. It is one of the most famous works in the organ repertoire.


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8. J. S. Bach - Toccata & Fugue in D Minor

This is one of the biggies when it comes to scary music. It's been used in classic horror films like 'The Black Cat', 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde', and even in 'Doctor Who'.


'The 20 scariest pieces of classical music'


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J. S. Bach & Douglas Gamley: Tales from the Crypt (1972) - YouTube (I think the best version, chopped up here)

Dracula's Pipe Organ - J.S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue (Xtreme Scream Collection Vol:1 Track 07) - YouTube

Tales from the crypt theme - YouTube (different song, from the cable TV series) 

 

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'So much more than an heiress'

H. Allegra Lansing - Medium.com - August 24, 2020

The story of Manson Family victim Abigail Folger

On August 9, 1969, members of a cult known as the Manson Family murdered five innocent people in Benedict Canyon, a wealthy neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills. The victims that night included pregnant film star Sharon Tate, successful men’s hairstylist Jay Sebring, an 18-year old recent high school graduate, a Polish swimming champion, and heiress Abigail Folger. More victims followed the next night.

But Sharon Tate obviously gets most of the attention, in terms of the victims. Beautiful, talented, young, kind, and devoted to her family. She was eagerly anticipating the birth of her first child, a boy, at the time of her birth. The baby died in utero, along with his mother.

But with the spotlight on Sharon — for understandable reasons — that light rarely shines on the other woman who was killed that fateful evening.

Abigail Folger was also young, talented, kind, hard-working and looking forward to her future. She was killed just two days before her 26th birthday.

Abigail Anne Folger grew up in wealth and privilege, in San Francisco. Her great-grandfather, originally from Nantucket, set off in 1850 with hopes of striking it rich in the California gold rush. Instead, he made his fortune with the import and roasting of coffee beans. James Ahearne Folger’s company bore his name and continued its success with each passing generation.

Folgers™ became the third largest coffee wholesaler in America, thanks to James’ grandsons, James III and Peter. The family sold the business to Proctor and Gamble in 1963 but continue to manage Folgers as a P&G subsidiary.

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The very rare Mission Blue butterfly


Along with the San Bruno Elfin butterfly, only found in a few locations close to San Francisco.

 

 


 

Mural in Brisbane, featuring the Mission Blue butterfly which exists on the nearby mountain slopes. 

 

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Joe Rogan & Anthony Cumia - The Bizarre and Hilarious Real Origin of The Proud Boys

908,425 views - November 30, 2018

JRE Clips

5.32M subscribers

Taken from Joe Rogan Experience #1209:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suSqW0qW6nU


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Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights - Official Music Video - Version 2

7,027,471 views - March 2, 2011

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Official music video for the single "Wuthering Heights" -- Version 2 by Kate Bush.

Wuthering Heights was released as Kate's debut single in January 1978. It became a No.1 hit in the UK singles chart and remains Kate's biggest-selling single.

Two music videos were created to accompany "Wuthering Heights."  In Version 1, Kate can be seen performing the song in a dark room filled with white mist while wearing a white dress -- this was the UK release. In Version 2 Kate dances in an outdoor environment while wearing a red dress -- this video was produced for the American release.

The song appears on Kate's 1978 debut album, The Kick Inside, and was also re-recorded in 1986 for the greatest-hits album The Whole Story.

"Wuthering Heights" came 32nd in Q magazine's Top 100 Singles of All Time, voted by readers.

 

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Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights - Official Music Video - Version 1


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Lakes in the Salzkammergut region of Austria

 

[Featured this week on Windows 10 Spotlight]


The Salzkammergut is revered for its idyllic Alpine beauty, sparkling lakes, and quaint villages. It’s a mountainous region spanning the Austrian states of Upper Austria, Salzburg, and Styria. The Salzkammergut (Estate of the Salt Chamber) is not only dotted with myriad lakes, but salt mines honeycomb the mountains and were once one of the Habsburg Empire’s biggest industries. Some of the mines are still in operation. The cavernous interiors of the Salzkammergut are just as grand in their way as the soaring scenery above ground.


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The comely Sophia Bush


I first saw her in the remake of 'The Hitcher' in 2005. I used to follow many actresses, more often B-listers or low budget stars. It's just something that I don't do anymore. However, that's usually how it works; the producers know that there are a certain number of people who will watch anything which stars a certain actress or actor.









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 Halloween film season


'Mark of the Vampire' (1935) was my first Halloween month film this year, on either TCM or AMC. It was only one hour fifteen minutes long. I thought it was so-so, with Count Mora (Lugosi) acting as more of a decoy. The character, within the story line itself, was actually only pretending to be a vampire.

 


 

"Luna," played by 20 year Carroll Borland from San Francisco, did all the heavy lifting for her master in this film.

 

 


Gorgeous UK actress Elizabeth Allan as something of a femme fatale


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Bay Area radio personality Melanie Morgan


Every so often a new poster of her was made available for promotion, when she was active. Kinda fun, a 50 year old woman can be a local sex symbol.


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Def Leppard - Rock Of Ages lyrics

8,021,286 views - August 26, 2011

MeJeNiFeRx

 

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The Mystery and Magic of Bobcats

Kiawah Conservancy

Learn about Kiawah's bobcat population, their importance to our unique ecosystem, and research currently underway to preserve and protect this elusive creature.

This documentary is sponsored by the Kiawah Conservancy with a grant from the Town of Kiawah Island.


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(3) Bobcat City - Studying Urban Cats - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official] - YouTube

 

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For some reason, I remembered a scene from the following TV series of a bobcat being released and just effortlessly leaping at least ten feet over a stream. That scene starts at 20:02. Also, the bobcat didn't even miss a beat from the landing-to-sprinting motion.


Billy the Exterminator: Bobcat & Yellow Jacket - Full Episode (S5, E5) | A&E - YouTube

 

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Factoid

 

Bobcats apparently cannot breed with domestic/house cats.

 

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The elegant Jaclyn Smith







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Hathor, Egyptian Cow Goddess of Love
 

Hathor is the Egyptian Goddess of love, childbirth, joy, music and motherhood. She was a cow Goddess and often depicted as either a woman with the head of a cow, or a woman with the ears of a cow and the horned uraeus crown on her head. Hathor is said to be a much older Goddess, her worship dates back to the Pre-dynastic period. She was a midwife Goddess and attended to all women's needs, as well a protectress to women who were pregnant. At her sacred festivals, and in her rituals of worship, dancing and music was always a big part of the celebration. Dancing was a primary component to her worship, as was music. Women would dance freely shaking their sistrums, a type of rattle, in honor of the Goddess of love and joy.

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Dendera Temple of Hathor: One of the Best Temples in Egypt


Egypt has a storied history, filled with monuments and temples that are all amazing in their own way. But some were much more astonishing than others — and Dendera (also spelled Dandarah) just might be my favorite of the bunch. Its massive columns covered in hieroglyphics utterly dwarf you, and zodialogical creatures romp on the turquoise ceiling. Then there’s the secret passage below the temple.

All of these aspects make Dendera majestic, but there’s something else to it. Duke and I quickly realized that the temples we liked best were those not swarming with tourists. Yes, Abu Simbel is jaw-droppingly awesome, but while visiting there, I felt like a tourist. At Dendera, which we had mostly to ourselves, wandering the quiet, cool colonnade, looking up in awe, I felt like a pilgrim. I truly understood that this was a holy site, a sacred space.


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Comic Book Ads / Scams

103,583 views - August 22, 2020

ComicTropes

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From the 40s through the 80s, it was common for comic books to advertise all sorts of amazing items. Gags, magic tricks, and novelty items filled the pages and fascinated young readers. But the ad copy and illustrations were often fraudulent at best and hilarious in retrospect. I take a look at the history behind some of the more obvious scams that were advertised in comics.

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I once bit on the Sea Monkeys just out've curiosity, and of course they were merely shrimp eggs. However, if you like the advertising gimmick of "sea monkeys," there is something that sort've resembles them: Newts! Very fun as pets! I used a large tank from a garage sale--half land, half water--with pond water, a couple of goldfish, pond snails and one of those suction-cup creatures to eat the waste, plants, grass, and rocks. The newts were like little green people. They're less than four inches from nose to tail tip.



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Eruption Guitar Solo--Eddie Van Halen

23,925,372 views

byeson17

Eddie Van Halen's Eruption guitar solo.  Different from original recording, this is the live version.



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11 Iconic Eddie Van Halen Guitar Moments - YouTube

 

Eddie Van Halen (1955-2020) R.I.P. - YouTube 


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The invisible glue

 

Near where I live, there are some trails along some old industrial sites, and behind a junior high school. There has been VH graffiti back there, consistently, for over forty years! Before I went there, during, and all the years since. It wasn't necessarily just the junior high experience, but after that, the HS years, say up to age 20 perhaps. Sometimes a regional/cultural peculiarity like that can be a great untold story.... almost like urban folklore. Only in this folklore there's no collective body, within a small locale, to gather and reflect. It's a type of pure social dynamic---for all that time, in all of those little social circles, in that 1 small place, in its own glory of being---which just "WAS!!" It seems like there ought to be a lot more to say about it, but its mysteries are what makes it special. Imagine all of those intragenerational stories; someone's first beer back along that trail at dusk, someone's first kiss, dealing with personal problems, maybe even someone's first social group that they felt a strong sense of belonging, etc. All along those trails, for all that time, amid VH or AC/DC scribbled on the wall as their defacto symbol.


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