Civilization & Culture

Monuments of the Incas

Format: Paperback Language: Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.68 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The Maya culture is unique in its inclusion of a goddess of suicide in its embracing deadly deities and gods. Volume One: Racial Oppression and Social Control. Palaces built in central Algeria by minor dynasties such as the Zirids were more in the Fatimid tradition of Egypt than in the Almoravid and Almohad traditions of western Islam. In the Buddhist texts, elaborate palaces of kings and houses of the wealthy are described as being embellished with wall paintings. [...]

Human Evolution: Neanderthals & Homosapiens

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 6.21 MB Downloadable formats: PDF It appeared first in the _Figaro,_ I believe. Become a spectator of the mental bioscopic film. In retrospect all these claims may seem to be but Utopian delusions and wishful dreams, vain and futile, which they were indeed. Blunt came towards me in all the elegance of his slimness and affirming in every line of his face and body, in the correct set of his shoulders and the careless freedom of his movements, the superiority, the inexpressible superiority, the unconscious, the unmarked, the not-to-be-described, and even not-to-be-caught, superiority of the naturally born and the perfectly finished man of the world, over the simple young man. [...]

The Geography of Witchcraft

Format: Paperback Language: Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 12.10 MB Downloadable formats: PDF They set about exploiting this advantage to the full. Though this world may give us numerous challenges, when we rise above the basic materialistic view and its limited search for solutions, our evolutionary development on all levels greatly accelerates. The IVC might have been known to the Sumerians as the Meluhha, and other trade contacts may have included Egypt, Africa, however the modern world discovered it only in the 1920s as a result of archaeological excavations and rail road building. [...]

Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe (EasyRead Super Large

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 13.31 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Though, despite all efforts, the ancient stabs were not found. The ecosystems may not have recovered from Olson�s Extinction of 270 mya, and at 260 mya came another mass extinction that is called the mid-Permian or Capitanian extinction, or the end-Guadeloupian event, although a recent study found only one extinction event, in the mid-Capitanian. [301] � In the 1990s, the extinction was thought to result from falling sea levels. [302] � But the first of the two huge volcanic events coincided with the event, in China .� There can be several deadly outcomes of major volcanic events.� As w ith an eruption in the early 1800s, massive volcanic events can block sunlight with the ash and create wintry conditions in the middle of summer.� That alone can cause catastrophic conditions for life, but that is only one potential outcome of volcanism.� What probably had far greater impact were the gases belched into the air. �As oxygen levels crashed in the late Permian, there was also a huge carbon dioxide spike, as shown by GEOCARBSULF, and the late-Permian volcanism is the near-unanimous choice as the primary reason.� That w ould have helped create super-greenhouse conditions that perhaps came right on the heels of the volcanic winter.� Not only would carbon dioxide vent from the mantle, as with all volcanism, but the late-Permian volcanism occurred beneath Ediacaran and Cambrian hydrocarbon deposits, which burned them and spewed even more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.� Not only that, great salt deposits from the Cambrian Period were also burned via the volcanism, which created hydrochloric acid clouds.� Volcanoes also spew sulfur, which reacts with oxygen and water to form sulfurous acid. �The oceans around the volcanoes would have become acidic, and that fire-and-brimstone brew would have also showered the land.� Not only that, but the warming initiated by the initial carbon dioxide spike could have then warmed up the oceans enough so that methane hydrates were liberated and create even more global warming.� Such global warming apparently warmed the poles, which not only melted away the last ice caps and ended an ice age that had waxed and waned for 100 million years, but deciduous forests are in evidence at high latitudes.� A 100-million-year Icehouse Earth period ended and a 200-million-year Greenhouse Earth period began, but the transition appears to have been chaotic, with wild swings in greenhouse gas levels and global temperatures.� Warming the poles would have lessened the heat differential between the equator and poles and further diminished the lazy Panthalassic currents.� Th e landlocked Paleo-Tethys and Tethys oceans, and perhaps even the Panthalassic Ocean, may have all become superheated and anoxic Canfield Oceans as the currents died.� Huge hydrogen sulfide events also happened, which may have damaged the ozone layer and led to ultraviolet light damage to land plants and animals.� That was all on top of the oxygen crash.� With the current state of research, all of the above events may have happened, in the greatest confluence of life-hostile conditions during the eon of complex life.� A recent study suggests that the extinction event that ended the Permian may have lasted only 60,000 years or so. [303] � In 2001, a bolide event was proposed for the Permian extinction with great fanfare, but it does not appear to be related to the Permian extinction; the other dynamics would have been quite sufficient. [304] � The Permian extinction was the greatest catastrophe that Earth�s life experienced since the previous supercontinent existed in the Cryogenian. [305] Siberian vol canism (which formed the Siberian Traps ) is considered to have been the main event.� The Chinese volcanism of ten million years earlier was a prelude, with other minor events between them, in a series of blows that left virtually all complex life devastated when it finally finished.� To give some perspective on the volcanism's magnitude, when Mount Tambora erupted in 1815 and caused the Year Without a Summer, it is estimated that the eruption totaled 160 cubic kilometers of ejecta.� The Siberian Traps episode lasted a million years and, although it was more of a lava event than an explosion (although there were also plenty of explosions), the total ejected lava is estimated at one-to-four million cubic kilometers. [...]

Counsel for the defense

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 10.48 MB Downloadable formats: PDF With that notion in her head she had asked him about the welfare of that other model of charm and elegance, Captain Blunt. Making matters worse, GE along with other corporations keep a great deal of their cash outside the US where they earn much higher rates than American banks pay. Sites containing traces of the Olmec civilization are found mainly on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, specifically in the states of Veracruz and Tabasco. [...]

The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History, Second Edition,

Format: Hardcover Language: Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.31 MB Downloadable formats: PDF We would prefer to call it the 'higher levels of inner refinement' of a human being. There is no place like this in the world. But it would appear that world historians ignore these games at their peril. In 1960, archaeologist Alfonso Medellin Zenil discovered Llano del Jicaro, an Olmec basalt quarry site and monument workshop. The first step in detachment is to be detached from the body with which you feel so much identified. Even though the American civilization continued to mirror many of the developments in mother England. [...]

Art: For Whom and For What?

Format: Hardcover Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 8.54 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Among the Greek ruling class, the old loyalties to the Polis had given way to a dedication to the profession. In fact, understanding that we are a Christian nation, one would think that she would reference the rich heritage of Europe or even our early founding, but instead, two weeks after Islamists attacked America, she decided to praise the culture that spawned them. Matthew Kapell, in his article "Civilization and its Discontents", argues that games such as these unavoidably favor elements of the American mythos, such as the expansion of the frontier, the benefits of a capitalist economic system, the moral correctness of a "benevolent" hegemonic world power, and a faith in the inherent ability of technological progress to ameliorate human suffering and oppression. 18 Polities that are not available choices for a player also present a difficulty. [...]

Hasanlu V: The Late Bronze and Iron I Periods (University

Format: Hardcover Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.63 MB Downloadable formats: PDF First of all because I am I---and then because. .. The sidewalls of the beautiful Tomb of the Triclinium, c.470 BCE, have fine compositions with a lyre-player, flautist, and energetic dancers, their draperies emphasizing movement. So, it is important to realise that when discussing finer details of their culture, some practices described may only occur in some areas, by particular tribes (also called "language groups" or "nations"), or by particular people. [...]

How I Discovered the Real Sunken Atlantis Isles Beyond the

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 13.79 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Don't mind my little joke.'' While he was still laughing he released her hand and she leaned her head on it again without haste. The remaining Maya were conquered by the Spanish and converted (at least nominally) to Roman Catholicism. The Abbasids, who succeeded the Umayyads, shifted the capital to Baghdad which soon developed into an incomparable center of learning and culture as well as the administrative and political hear of a vast world. [...]

The Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 11.00 MB Downloadable formats: PDF You do not have missionaries in Hinduism. Oldest West African Civilization/settlement by KidStranglehold: 9:33pm On Jun 11, 2013 The trade of the Phoenicians with the west coast of Africa had for its principal objects the procuring of ivory, of elephant, lion, leopard, and deer-skins, and probably of gold. Many ye ars ago, after surviving my FE adventures, beginning to understand the milieu, and trading notes with fellow travelers, I began to suspect that what I had experienced on the mundane level of discovering that personal integrity is the world�s scarcest commodity was only a hint of something far more vast, even putting aside my numerous paranormal experiences. �I received the impression that the zero-point field was divine in nature, and that if a sentient species did not approach the issue with sufficient divine intention, then it could not access the field or access it for long.� The GCs might be doing humanity a favor by acting as some kind of integrity threshold that humanity must clear before the path to FE will open.� Ten like Dennis or a hundred like Brian combining their efforts and humanity would have had FE by now, but there are probably not that many like them on Earth.� I began to suspect that the problem was really a lack of integrity and enlightenment, in ways that go far beyond practical notions of those issues.� I have consequently been trying to walk and advocate the enlightenment route.� Mine is more from an activist/academic perspective, not a messianic or mystical master approach, or the hero�s journey.� But the masters� teachings, at least those that the priesthoods have not distorted, I believe can be highly relevant.� Some kind of spiritual grounding is probably necessary to pursue FE, but I would not advocate receiving it through organized religions.� If love is understood as the best of all possible feelings, and acts from the heart are recognized as the most powerful that we can achieve, that is probably sufficient spiritual understanding, and achieving some mystical experiences may be critical for awakening the aspirant .� Anything less than a divinely intended approach toward FE may not work, for reasons that go far beyond organized suppression or the public�s inertia.� That is just something that slowly dawned on me, which I cannot prove to anybody, but it guides my thinking and efforts.� Also, sources that I respect have stated that the means become the ends, which is consistent with what I learned during my adventures, has guided me from the beginning, and is likely why I survived my journey as long as I have. [...]