Christ of the Ozarks
Christ of the Ozarks statue is a monumental sculpture of Jesus located near Eureka Springs, Arkansas, atop Magnetic Mountain. It was erected in 1966 as a "Sacred Project" by Gerald L. K. Smith and stands 65.5 feet (20 meters) high.
Although not as well known or as spectacular as the "Christ the Redeemer" statue in Rio de Janeiro, the "Christ of the Ozarks" seems to have its own unique energy as it stands in the forested Ozark mountains. Somehow when significant monuments stand alone in remote areas like this, there seems to be a special connection made for a lot of people... as like maybe a special rendezvous point.
'Study shows women carry the DNA of sexual partners'
April 11, 2015 – Scientists have discovered that a sizeable minority of women have Y-chromosome gene sequences in their blood. This is interesting because as you may know, Y-chromosomes are the chromosomes that belong to men, so ladies, what are they doing there, and where did they come from?
A bizarre new way of understanding DNA. Hopefully this turns out to not be true. I had thought that this concept was finally dead and buried?
Upcoming Frank Zappa documentary
Filmmaker Alex Winter is currently producing a documentary on the life of rock star Frank Zappa. Personally, I found Zappa to be the overall most interesting person as far as famous musicians... or even just celebrities in general. He was so totally off onto his own ideas.. about everything. Actually, that's rare for anyone; as people are dragged into the mainstream arena sooner or later. I wish he was still alive, and that there could be a meeting of the minds between he and Ted Nugent. That would have been interesting..
Can't wait. I never tire of watching old Zappa interviews on YouTube.
-- Eric The Redhearted
Maybe as like with the song 'Rhiannon', the 1972 top ten hit 'Delta Dawn' could be rethought of with a new meaning? Actually, any song you like could be personalized or tied to a new meaning. Although a classic country song with Christian overtones, the lyrical lines Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on.... Could it be a faded rose from days gone by? remind me of traditional rose symbolism. For example the Camunian rose, sub rosa, the black rose, or Guido von List's Vehme star rose. Also, the meaning of the song implies that the eccentric protagonist somehow missed some important past appointment in her life, and wishes to make thing right finally. Perhaps redemption? Who wouldn't want to go back and correct all of their mistakes and/or change their life's direction? I think this version of 'Delta Dawn', featuring a 14 year old Tanya Tucker on the old tv show 'Hee Haw' is the best version; even more so than the studio recording by her.
The 'Necronomicon' is a fictional book of magic from the stories of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. It's amazing how popular his stories still are today since he was virtually unknown during his life. Actually, fictional "books of magic" have been part of the theme in many dozens of horror movies--such as the 'Evil Dead' movies--over the years. One of his stories was even entitled 'History of the Necronomicon', adding to the perceived mythos.
Although Lovecraft insisted that the book was pure invention (and other writers invented passages from the book for their own works), there are accounts of some people actually believing the Necronomicon to be a real book. Lovecraft himself sometimes received letters from fans inquiring about the Necronomicon 's authenticity. Pranksters occasionally listed the Necronomicon for sale in book store newsletters or inserted phony entries for the book in library card catalogues..
There have been some very strange publications of the "Necronomicon" over the decades, as well as references in popular culture and offbeat theories linking Lovecraft with Aliester Crowley and the occult. Some are covered in the above link.