Paradigm Shift:  If You Had a Human Head Transplant, Would You Still Be Yourself?

If you survived, that is.

Sergio Canavero is adamant that human head transplants will work. In fact, he claims that he could complete such a transplant within a year, and he says that he has the science to back it up. But does he?

Source: If You Had a Human Head Transplant, Would You Still Be Yourself?

Imbolc in Dark, Cold Winter…

Good Witches Homestead

As the cycle of the year turns we are now at the half-way between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox at the point known as Imbolc, traditionally celebrated in the early days of February.

You’ve heard of groundhogs day? The legend about the groundhog looking for her shadow on February 2, is a vestige of an ancient divination technique to determine how long the winter would last. If she sees her shadow, she will retreat to her den as winter will continue for six more weeks, until spring equinox.

Imbolc in dark, cold winter can signify endurance in the face of adversity and scarcity: we may encounter fragility, tenuousness, uncertainty, darkness and despair beyond what we think we can endure. Women know these experiences. We have held both new life and death in our hands. We have wondered: will this child make it, will the addict live or die, will my…

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Mars in Sagittarius-truth with laughs

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

Jan. MARS the warrior god/planet where the action is leaves heavy ruthless power hungry Scorpio and enters upbeat optimistic Honest as the day is Long SAGITTARIUS until MARCh 17- St. Patrick’s Day and a New Moon In Pisces.

Yay the energy will be wild free kicking at the stable all gypsies mystic exotica truthful justice oriented easy going, and yearning for high adventure.

This will further uplift the energy fields. Men may go into gladiator or Exotic heroic mode. Don’t try to fence a relationship in now it just won’t work.

The urge for travel is what to follow. Sage wisdom is the most valuable thing to have.

Moon enters GgEMINI

Making this a flirty upbeat day great for communications sales learning and being unable to decide what one wants.

Daily tarot astrology

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Daily Words of the Buddha for January 27, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for January 27, 2018 — tareti — to go or get through, to cross (a river), pass over, traverse; to get beyond, to surmount, overcome, esp. oghaṃ (the great flood of life, desire, ignorance, etc.)

Yathāpi pabbato selo,
acalo suppatiṭṭhito,
evaṃ mohakkhayā bhikkhu,
pabbatova na vedhatī.

Just as a mountain of rock,
is unwavering, well-settled,
so the monk whose delusion is ended,
like a mountain, is undisturbed.

Udāna 3.24
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Card of the Day – The Hanged Man – Saturday, January 27, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia

The Hanged Man can mean many things, but today, it primarily feels as though the Universe may be keeping you in suspense over something. Have patience with yourself and the situation, and utilize the time given to assess the situation from different angles. For some, there may need to be a new approach, and the Universe may be flipping your perspective in order to give you a fresh set of eyes. Consider it to be a speedbump, a glitch, a momentary pause along your path, designed to make you fully aware of your surroundings.

Somewhere, and I am not sure where, maybe the February Love and Finance, I talk about someone taking the fall for something. I honestly do not recall if this was meant on a personal or global level, but, today, if it feels as though you, or someone else is being hung out to dry, well then…

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Mavia: A Powerful Warrior Queen Who Struck Fear in the Hearts of Ancient Male Rulers

A woman whose life isn’t confirmed by any archaeological evidence is recognized as one of the most famous ancient Arab queens. Next to Zenobia of Palmyra, Queen Mavia is one of the heroines from the sands of the deserts. Her story has only survived in song and oral traditions, but with this information researchers have been able to reconstruct a probable version of her biography.  […]

Source: Mavia: A Powerful Warrior Queen Who Struck Fear in the Hearts of Ancient Male Rulers

Social Media:  Tired of FaceBook’s Algorithms Limiting Your Connectivity? Try Nap-Sack.org and Breathe Again

Create a free account or log into Nap-Sack. Connect with friends, family, strangers and activist members. Share photos, videos, stay updated or just share ideals.

NAP-SACK.ORG … THE ALTERNATIVE TO FB

There is a reason why Nap-Sack.org is the alternative to Facebook. Facebook has an algorithm that watches everything you post and can remove you on some of the most simple post. There is no freedom on Facebook. On Nap-sack, we pride ourselves on allowing members to post whatever they want (as long as it does not violate any TOS). We do not discourage our members in any way and hope that you can spread the word to others about Nap-Sack. Freedom to vent is what we hope will make us stand out from the rest. We will be making some big changes in the coming months and we are still working to implement our IM to the mobile app which is 95% ready. Also, give our games a try on the bottom left side. It is a part of the benefits we offer for using our IM. Please tell your friends and family about us. We might have a similar look to Facebook, but we are not Facebook. Thank you and stay tuned.

P.S.: Yes, we’ve made the switch and blogging on Nap-Sack since 2015. We do have options and better places from which to communicate … Think outside of the FB box! 

Current Events:  The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects life and civilization from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare, argues Alanna Mitchell in an essay adapted from her new book, “The Spinning Magnet.”  […]

Source: The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

Health:  How to Make Ginger Drink to Reduce Pain, Arthritis, Bad Cholesterol and High Blood Sugar

Ginger has been traditionally used in the holistic medicine for centuries, as it is high in useful components that help in the treatments of multiple ailments and health conditions, like arthritis and stomach disorders. Today, we will tell you a recipe of a special ginger drink which soothes pain, regulates bad cholesterol and high blood […]

Source: How to Make Ginger Drink to Reduce Pain, Arthritis, Bad Cholesterol and High Blood Sugar

Six Stones for Aquarius

Good Witches Homestead

Using an ally, like a gemstone or crystal, is a good idea for this sign, as they are naturally empathetic to nature, and thrive best when in touch with their spirituality.

Aquarius does well with stones that are light blue in color, as they are the water bearer, but can also incorporate red and yellow.

Stones that offer emotional protection and grounding are beneficial, as water and air need stabilizing and warming.

Silver is a good metal for Aquarius, as it aids in blood detoxification and circulation while removing negative energies.

Garnet is a grounding and protective stone that brings fire, aids with melancholy and is a symbol of love and truth. It is a powerful balancer for air and the erratic influences of Uranus.

This intensely purifying (fire) stone is associated with the pomegranate, a symbol of the feminine, and was greatly valued by many ancient tribes in their search for awareness. Garnet is a medieval stone that is…

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Card of the Day – 3 of Cups – Friday, January 26, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia

It has only been three days since we saw the 3 of Swords, and at that time I mentioned the 3 of Cups could not be too far behind. Separations and celebrations. How I love seeing these two cards side-by-side in a reading. I feel three days apart is good enough.

This is a positive eclipse season which we are in, and eclipses, well they do have a way of eclipsing things, hence the separations. But, what is ready to come into your life now is the celebratory part. If you are able to release, let go, eliminate, separate, from all that caused you pain, then you are making room for so much more positivity to enter your world. Welcome to the party of Mars entering Sagittarius today. It will remain there through March 17, bringing energy into a different area of your life. Sagittarius says let’s get this party…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for January 26, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for January 26, 2018  —  uddhaja — upright, honest

Attadīpā viharatha,
attasaraṇā;
anaññasaraṇā.
Dhammadīpā,
dhammasaraṇā;
anaññasaraṇā.

Make an island of yourself,
make yourself your refuge;
there is no other refuge.
Make Dhamma your island,
make Dhamma your refuge;
there is no other refuge.

Dīgha Nikāya 2.165
The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

Paradigm Shift:  The Process Of Spiritual Awakening

Today, it is clear for almost every spiritual seeker that we live in the era of awakening. However, what is the awakening is most misinterpreted. Many people think that awakening and enlightenment is the same, it’s a single-time event: it’s happening for once and you are done! On the contrary, enlightenment is a process that is actually a series of awakenings. Let’s take a look at the three most important turning points during awakening.  […]

Source: The Process Of Spiritual Awakening

Asian Foodstyles:  Har Gow (Dim Sum Shrimp Dumplings)

At dim sum houses, the server with the steamed crystal shrimp dumplings, commonly known as ‘xia jiao’ or ‘har gow’ in Cantonese, is always the most popular person on the floor. I’ll even dare to stick my neck out and claim that har gow might be the #1 dim sum item of all time. At least, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were. Whatever you do, don’t ask why it took me this long to post this recipe…Oh heck, if you insist… Remember my search for the perfect Milk Bread recipe? Well, this one took longer—twenty-six months to be exact! There are so many resources […]

Source: Har Gow (Dim Sum Shrimp Dumplings)

MARIE MOORE DAILY HOROSCOPE JANUARY 26,2018

moorehoroscope

aries
This is a great time for situations to be more in your favor, or even for career or business too start moving foraward. This can be starting new projects or business endeavors. You can be more a creature of comfort with this energy. Be openminded to other people’s suggestions
taurus
There could be powerstruggles with the women in your life. You may have to be more about the bigger picture, or you may have to be more about facts and the reality of the situation. You can be original in your way of thinking , or you can be a great problem solver
gemini
This can be a positive turn of events. Or this can be fun energy time for you. You are loving the new ideas and new situations that are presenting themselves to you. You could be making plans for the weekend or having a bit of…

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Witchy ideas for things to do during the super blue blood moon

Wolf Of Antimony Occultism

This is a list of different items of things you can do for the  super blue blood moon on January 31 2018:

  • You could meditate.
  • You could go through the process of finding your spirit guides.
  • You could make moon water, or in this case super blue blood moon water.
  • You could use divination to connect with spirit guides, spirit companions, ancestors, deities, and your higher self, along with any other type of spiritual being.
  • Perform a cleansing ritual to cleanse the area that you live in.
  • Take this time to do healing spells or rituals in the healing, nurturing, energy of the moon.
  • Take this time to send positive energy to people who you believe needs it.
  • Perform initiation ceremonies, or begin, and end trials of initiation.
  • It will be a good time to do energy work, and to open up your energy centers.
  • If you are attuned to…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for January 25, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for January 25, 2018 — opasamika — upa + sama + ika = prefix denoting nearness or close touch, under & on, approach from below + calmness, tranquillity, mental quiet = leading to quiet, allaying, quieting

Attā hi attano nātho,
attā hi attano gati.
Tasmā saṃyamamattānaṃ
assaṃ bhadraṃva vāṇijo.

You are your own master,
you make your future.
Therefore discipline yourself
as a horse-dealer trains a thoroughbred.

Dhammapada 25.380
The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

Card of the Day – Queen of Swords – Thursday, January 25, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia


All I can say is WOW! The Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo is still six days away and already the Queen of Swords is showing her face. We will talk about the Full Moon in a moment, but first let’s talk about Mars.

Today, Mars, the planet of action, is at the anaretic degree of its home sign, Scorpio. On its own, I do not think Mars can be much more intense. The Queen of Swords is a take-no-prisoners kind of Queen, and she is very serious when it comes to her goals, much like Mars at the very last degree, especially in such an extreme sign. Do your best today to put this very aggressive energy to use in a positive manner. Focus on organizing important projects and making things happen toward your changes. Do not allow this energy to put you in an argumentative mood.

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January 24 – The Day Queen Lili’ukalani Was Forced To Abdicate Her Hawaiian Throne

Today marks the anniversary of Queen Lili’uokalani’s abdication. The Queen was dethroned 2 years prior and was already imprisoned in a corner room of ‘Iolani Palace after a nationalist uprising was crushed by the Republic of Hawai’i. The windows of her cell–I think we should be calling it what it was–was frosted so that the public could not see her nor could she see the public. For years after her imprisonment, the Queen talked about the goose stepping of the guards around her cell day and night. The original plans of the State Council of the Republic was to have the Queen executed along with members of her family and her key supporters. But the US and Japanese ministers (ambassadors) informed President Dole that to execute the Queen would cause both of their countries to intervene militarily. The Queen was unaware of that until years after “annexation”, So the Republic decided to imprisoned her and force her to abdicate. The Queen was perplexed because the propaganda of the Republic of Hawai’i was that a revolution had dethroned her and dethroned monarchs usually are not requested to abdicated after they’ve been dethroned.

The real reason of course was that the Republic wanted to demoralize the Hawaiian people and they lacked legitimacy in the eyes of the population. So she said no. They warned her that she would be put on trial and executed and the Queen still said essentially go ahead and make me a martyr. But presented with a list of people that would be executed, including her two nephews, the Queen reluctantly signed the papers as Lili’uokalani Dominis–a name she never used in her life. The Queen was not simply to abdicate for herself, but for the entire ali’i system that governed Hawai’i for a 1,000 years. “Ua pau ke ali’i….” read the first line in the official Hawaiian translation. the Hawaiian version kept repeating phrases that translated as: the time of the ali’i has passed; the ali’i are no more; and the era of the ali’i is gone. The Queen was brought up instilled with the virtues of the ali’i and of it’s obligations. To have had to sign away not only your rights to the Crown but made to also sign away the destruction of something so integrated into your own identity and to your own culture must have been excruciating. But in the queen’s head, she thought about the lives of those imprisoned and those that might be executed then rationalized that anything she could do to save the lives of her people would be worth it. So she signed. .

The Queen was eventually put on trial, found guilty of misprision of treason–a crime was not in the legal codes of Hawai’i nor even in the US but from an obscure 17th century English law meant to deter Stuart supporters– and spend more months in that cell. When the Queen was released from prison she stopped at the doorway, turned around, took a look at her cell and said “Although I will not miss this room. I will never forget it”. The Queen said that she considered that her greatest achievement in her life was that not a single stain of blood from friend or foe was on her soul.

Know about Zodiac Signs & their Nature

Zodiac Astrology Guide

Astrology is a very powerful tool to understand the cosmic movements of various objects and their effect on our life. Believe it or not, Astrology does affect your daily life in a positive or negative way. Now, it’s up to you to put on some changes in your life to turn the negative effects of cosmic movements into positive through the proven ways suggested by Astrology.

Before we discuss the Do’s & Don’ts of Astrology to turn the negative cosmic effect into positive one in our later articles, let’s first see the Zodiac Signs & Symbols with the nature of the person of that sign:

Aries:

The sign of Aries is the Ram, as Aries people will always be full of energy and ready to accept challenges in any circumstances.
These people many times characterized as intensely determined and impulsive. They will put all their efforts into a single moment…

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