Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Tradition Dates To Ancient Celtic Celebration Of Samhain

History Of Halloween

Samhain, The Celitc Tradition

Halloween, or Hallowe'en, is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31st. Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, costume parties, viewing horror films, visiting "haunted houses", and participating in traditional autumn activities such as hayrides (which may have "haunted" themes).

Halloween originated under the name of Samhain as a Pagan festival among the Celts of Ireland and Great Britain. Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century.

Halloween is now celebrated in parts of the western world, most commonly in Ireland, the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and sometimes in Australia and New Zealand. In recent years, the holiday has also been celebrated in various other parts of Western Europe.

The term Halloween (and its older rendering Hallowe'en) is shortened from All-hallow-even, as it is the evening of/before "All Hallows' Day"[1], also known as "All Saints' Day". It was a day of religious festivities in various northern European Pagan traditions[citation needed], until Popes Gregory III and Gregory IV moved the old Christian feast of All Saints' Day from May 13 to November 1. In the ninth century, the Church measured the day as starting at sunset, in accordance with the Florentine calendar. Although All Saints' (or Hallows') Day is now considered to occur one day after Halloween, the two holidays were, at that time, celebrated on the same day. Liturgically, the Church traditionally celebrated that day as the Vigil of All Saints, and, until 1970, a day of fasting as well. Like other vigils, it was celebrated on the previous day if it fell on a Sunday, although secular celebrations of the holiday remained on the 31st. The Vigil was suppressed in 1955, but was later restored in the post-Vatican II calendar.

In Ireland, the name of the holiday was All Hallows' Eve (often shortened to Hallow Eve), and though seldom used today, the name is still well-accepted, albeit somewhat esoteric. In Irish, the festival is known as Oíche Shamhna (Night of Samhain), or simply Samhain; in Scottish Gaelic it is Samhainn or Samhain; in Welsh, Calan Gaeaf to the Welsh; "Allantide" to the Cornish and "Hop-tu-Naa" to the Manx. Halloween is also called Pooky Night in parts of Ireland, presumably named after the púca, a mischievous spirit.

Many European cultural traditions hold that Halloween is one of the liminal times of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is most potent (according to, for example, Catalan mythology about witches and Irish tales of the Sídhe).

Slideshow Of Halloween Costumes

There is never a shortage of creative people out on "All Hallow's Eve."

A Visit To Mexico's International Clown Convention

Check out these clips of the 12th annual Clown Convention in Mexico. Clown contestants came from all over the Americas including, Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, United States and Mexico.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Check Out This Canine Costume Contest

The dogs of New York had a chance to strut their stuff for Halloween, as their owners dressed them up in their howl-o-ween best.

Halloween Ghosts And Goblins Cause More Fear Than Scary Costumes

Scary costumes aren't the only thing that creeps people out about halloween, some people worry about actual ghosts and goblins coming to get them on this frightful night.

Next Generation Of Robots Are Cheaper, Smarter and Faster

The next wave of robot technology has been unveiled at the 2007 RoboDevelopment Expo in San Jose, California. Robotics has become essential to the manufacturing, technology and entertainment industries.

Monday, October 29, 2007

NASA Astronauts Conduct Spacewalk

This video clip shows two astronauts unhooking a girder from the International Space Station, the beginning of a project to move the Solar Power Tower to a different location on the station.

Alex Jones' ENDGAME: Blueprint For Global Enslavement

Here is the full-length version of "Endgame" A new film by Alex Jones

The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy Jr.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Halloween Cinema: "The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari" (1920)

A man named Francis relates a story about his best friend Alan and his fiancée Jane. Alan takes him to a fair where they meet Dr. Caligari, who exhibits a somnambulist, Cesare, that can predict the future." This classic German Expressionist film is a masterpiece of silent and horror cinema. Directed by Robert Wiene, produced by Rudolf Meinert and Erich Pommer, 1920.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Duch Man Levitates Outside Whitehouse In Washington DC

Ramana trained in India at the Academy of Magical Sciences and is known for feats challenging conventional notions about the forces of gravity.

UFOs In The Bible - Ancient Aliens Depicted In Holy Books

UFOs in the Bible part 1/5

UFOs in the Bible part 2/5

UFOs in the Bible part 3/5

UFOs in the Bible part 4/5

UFOs in the Bible part 5/5

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ring Of Power - Parts 1 and 2

From the mystery religions of ancient Egypt to the Zionist role in 9/11, "Ring Of Power" unrevises 4000 years of revisionist human history with never - before - seen revelations. "Ring Of Power" puzzles together the pieces of a giant puzzle into one BIG PICTURE documentary series.

The Producer is an experienced, award winning documentary filmmaker who, as a child, learned that her father was a member of the secretive cult of Freemasonry. She recalls many arguments between her parents over her father's secret meetings and the exclusion of women from the brotherhood. The Masonic ring that her father wore had been passed down from father to son over the generations. When she asked her father about the meaning of the letter "G" and the compass and square on his ring, she got no response. As an adult, she decided to investigate. That investigation grew into four years of intensive research into the identity and history of the diabolical globalists who she calls the "Ring Of Power". Their goal is one World Empire and one world ruler.


Episode I: 9/11 THE UNTOLD STORY (38 min.) Half the world believes Muslims were responsible for 9/11. The other half believes Israeli Zionists were responsible. Who’s right?

Episode II: HIDDEN EMPIRE (22 min.) The world’s most powerful empire is not the U.S.A. It is an empire that insiders call “Empire Of The City”.

Episode III: TRAIL OF THE PHARAOHS (25 min.) Did the Biblical Abraham really live to be 175? Did Moses really turn staffs into snakes and rivers into blood?

Episode IV: GOD AND THE QUEEN (30 min.) Genealogy charts show that British and French royalty are descendants of Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ. Is it true?

Episode V: ALL THE QUEEN’S MEN (22 min.) How rich and powerful is Queen Elizabeth II?


Episode VI: THE GODFATHERS (30 min.) They scammed control of the Bank of England and the U.S. Federal Reserve, then they found GOD – Gold, Oil and Drugs.

Episode VII: CHEATING AT MONOPOLY (52 min.) How many people would play a game of monopoly if the banker was cheating and fixing the rules? Over 6 billion.

Episode VIII: ASSES OF EVIL (29 min.) The New World Order Mafia are invisible rulers who make puppets out of politicians, heroes out of villains and villains out of heroes.

Episode IX: KING OF HEARTS (22 min.) The ultimate goal of “insiders” is to disarm the world and create one world empire under one world ruler. Who is he?

Episode X: SOLUTIONS (28 min.) Protesting and writing letters to deaf politicians doesn’t work. What does work?

How To Run Your Car On Water

Friday, October 19, 2007

The Word Apocalypse Means To Reveal Something Hidden

The word APOCALYPSE means to
uncover, reveal or disclose something that has been hidden.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pygmy Chimpanzee Born At San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo unveils Mali, a pygmy chimpanzee born last month. Mali's mother had a rough time during the birthing process, with zoo vets worried they might lose the baby.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Dishonesty And Corruption In Government...? Say It Isn't So.



Friday, October 12, 2007

Longest Leg Hair World Record Attempt

A man is vying for the world record for the longest leg hair.

The North American Wife-Carrying Championships

His wife's weight in beer -- and a trophy, too. That's what Keith Cardoza took home as part of the winning team in the North American Wife-Carrying Championships. Forty contestants waded through a muddy river, bounded over obstacles and ran the 275-yard course with their wives slung over their shoulders.

Kangaroo Jumps Onto Track During Auto Race

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Spencer Tunick Photographs Hundreds Of Naked People In Miami

International photographic artist, Spencer Tunick, captured the image of about 500 people in the nude on Miami's South Beach. He chose the Sagamore Hotel as the backdrop for his latest photograph, which he says will be a commentary on excess.

Monday, October 8, 2007

US Gemone Scientist Creates Artificial Life Form

J. Craig Venter, genome scientist and chairman of the J. Craig Venter Institute, discusses publishing the first diploid genome and his new project of creating synthetic life-forms. WSJ's Jacob Goldstein has the interview.

Friday, October 5, 2007

1967 Film Shows The Future Of Shopping In 1999

This is a clip from the 1967 film 1999 A.D. in which we see the family of the future shopping, paying bills and using electronic mail from home.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

God Of Dead Floats Down Thames River

A giant, fiberglass statue of Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of the dead, was spotted floating down the river Thames to promote and exhibit of treasures found in the tomb of King Tut.

Four-Inch Tall Dog Is World's Smallest

A four-inch chihuahua in the US has been officially named the world's smallest dog.

On the Next Episode Of . . . " Britney ! "

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Graham Hancock Shares His Views On Lost Civilizations And Consciousness

Filling in for George Noory, Art Bell welcomed researcher and author Graham Hancock onto the Coast to Coast AM Radio program. Graham discussed lost ancient civilizations and the importance of exploring our own consciousness.

Hancock reiterated his premise that technologically advanced societies existed on Earth as far back as 12,000+ years ago -- the end of the last ice age. He said these civilizations were lost when a gigantic comet collided with the planet, causing the ice sheets to melt and raising sea levels by more than 400 feet. As evidence, Hancock pointed out that large stone monuments, some as big as Stone Henge, can be found 120 feet below the surface of the ocean off the coast of Japan.

According to Hancock, the Mayan calendar may provide an ancient warning of yet another cataclysmic event -- this one set to occur within a 40-year window surrounding December 21, 2012. Hancock believes the consequences of this future catastrophe could be less damaging or averted entirely if we can learn to transform our consciousness.

Hancock also strongly advocated a person's right to explore his own consciousness by using substances found in certain 'sacred plants.' He detailed his life-transforming experiences taking an ayahuasca brew made from plants containing a naturally occurring hallucinogenic known as dimethyltryptamine (DMT), as well as talked about Dr. Rick Strassman's work with the substance. Almost everyone who uses DMT encounters the same beings and receives the same kind of messages, Hancock reported. He believes these commonalities show that the drug helps people journey into a real spiritual realm, and proves that our consciousness survives death.

Graham Hancock is the author of the major international bestsellers The Sign and The Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods and Heaven's Mirror. His books have sold more than five million copies worldwide and have been translated into 27 languages. His public lectures and TV appearances, including the three-hour series Quest For The Lost Civilization, have put his ideas before audiences of tens of millions. He has become recognized as an unconventional thinker who raises legitimate questions about humanity's history and prehistory and offers an increasingly popular challenge to the entrenched views of orthodox scholars.

He graduated from Durham University with First Class Honors in Sociology. He then went on to pursue a career in quality journalism, writing for many of Britain's leading newspapers.

September 28th, 2007

Monday, October 1, 2007

Scientists Breed Translucent Frogs

Whirling Dervishes Commemorate Founder's 800th Birthday

Explicit Scenes Of Fascisim: Police State 2007

Travis Pastrana Completes First Double Back Flip on A Motorcycle

Shogun Assassin (known in Japan as Kozure Ōkami)

This is a very violent jidaigeki film made for the American market and released in 1980.

Shogun Assassin

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Shogun Assassin (known in Japan as Kozure Ōkami 子連れ狼) is a very violent jidaigeki film made for the American market and released in 1980. The film is considered a classic by many fans of the samurai-film genre. In 2006 it was restored and re-released on DVD in North America by AnimEigo.

Shogun Assassin was edited and compiled from the first two films in the Baby Cart series, using 12 minutes of the first film, Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Kozure Ōkami: Kowokashi udekashi tsukamatsuru or Wolf with Child in Tow: Child and Expertise for Rent), and most of Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (Kozure Ōkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma or Wolf with Child in Tow: Perambulator of the River of Sanzu). Both were originally released in 1972. There were six films in all in the series. These in turn were based on the long-running 1970s manga series, Lone Wolf and Cub, created by the writer Kazuo Koike and the artist Goseki Kojima.

Shogun Assassin was dubbed into English whereas the originals are in Japanese. The film, being compiled from separate stories, uses a much-simplified version of the situation. For instance, any mention of clan war is gone and the opponent Retsudo is simply called "The Shogun." A foreboding synthesizer score of the type popular at the time was applied. Sandra Bernhard provided one of the voices in the dubbed edition.

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