Πέμπτη, 28 Ιουλίου 2011

Itzhak Perlman - The Original Jacket Collection [10 CDs BoxSet] - 2008




















This boxed set is a fitting tribute to a remarkable musician, whose luscious tone, effortless technique, rapport with the audience, and infectious presence help set him apart as perhaps the greatest violinist of our day."
(Eric Wen, booklet)

Ask me for the rapidshare links :)



Infos :
http://www.amazon.com/Original-Jacket-Collection-Itzhak-Perlman/dp/B00138Z95O
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itzhak_Perlman

Δευτέρα, 25 Ιουλίου 2011

Μιχάλης Κακογιάννης (11 Ιουνίου 1922 - 25 Ιουλίου 2011)

Πέθανε σε ηλικία 90 ετών ο σκηνοθέτης Μιχάλης Κακογιάννης, ο οποίος είχε μεταφερθεί το Σάββατο Μονάδα Αυξημένης Φροντίδας του νοσοκομείου «Ευαγγελισμός» με λοίμωξη αναπνευστικού και επιβαρημένη καρδιακή λειτουργία. Ο έλληνας σκηνοθέτης έπασχε από χρόνια Αποφρακτική Πνευμονοπάθεια και καρδιακή ανεπάρκεια. Κατέληξε στη Μονάδα Εντατικής Θεραπείας στις 3.10 τα ξημερώματα λόγω καρδιακής καταπληξίας μετά από νέο στεφανιαίο επεισόδιο.

Ο Μιχάλης Κακογιάννης, γιος της Αγγελικής και του Παναγιώτη Κακογιάννη, γεννήθηκε στη Λεμεσό της Κύπρου, στις 11 Ιουνίου του 1922, και σπούδασε Νομική, Δραματικές Τέχνες και σκηνοθεσία στο Λονδίνο. Σχεδόν ολόκληρο το διάστημα που βρισκόταν στο Λονδίνο, εργάστηκε στην ελληνική υπηρεσία του BBC, στην αρχή ως μεταφραστής και εκφωνητής, και αργότερα, σε ηλικία μόλις 22 χρόνων, ανέλαβε τη διεύθυνση της «Κυπριακής Ώρας».

Το 1947, ξεκίνησε την καριέρα του στο Θέατρο της Αγγλίας ως ηθοποιός, γρήγορα όμως τον κέρδισε η σκηνοθεσία και το 1953 ήρθε στην Ελλάδα. Το 1954, με την κινηματογραφική ταινία «Κυριακάτικο Ξύπνημα», ο Μιχάλης Κακογιάννης έκανε την αρχή της διεθνούς σκηνοθετικής του καριέρας. Η «Στέλλα», το «Κορίτσι με τα μαύρα», το «Τελευταίο ψέμα» η τριλογία του: «Ηλέκτρα», «Τρωάδες» και «Ιφιγένεια» και ο «Ζορμπάς» είναι μερικές μόνο από τις ταινίες του που διαγωνίστηκαν και προβλήθηκαν στα εγκυρότερα φεστιβάλ παγκοσμίως και απέσπασαν πολλά βραβεία και τιμητικές διακρίσεις. Στις ταινίες του συνεργάστηκε με μεγάλους Έλληνες ηθοποιούς, αλλά και με γνωστούς και καταξιωμένους ηθοποιούς της Αμερικής και της Ευρώπης.

Και θέατρο
Πέρα από τη σκηνοθεσία στον κινηματογράφο, σε εγχώριες αλλά και διεθνείς συμπαραγωγές, ο Μιχάλης Κακογιάννης έχει επίσης σκηνοθετήσει πολλές θεατρικές παραστάσεις και παραστάσεις όπερας στην Ελλάδα, τις Η.Π.Α., τη Γαλλία και σε άλλες ευρωπαϊκές χώρες. Έχει, επίσης, γράψει και έχουν εκδοθεί σενάρια και μεταφράσεις κινηματογραφικών και θεατρικών έργων, ενώ έχει γράψει και στίχους γνωστών ελληνικών τραγουδιών.

Έργο του Μιχάλη Κακογιάννη είναι και ο νυχτερινός φωτισμός των μνημείων της Ακροπόλεως, τον οποίο εκείνος πρώτος οραματίσθηκε και για την επίτευξη του οποίου ίδρυσε το σύλλογο «Οι Φίλοι της Αθήνας», εξασφαλίζοντας τις υπηρεσίες του διάσημου Γάλλου φωτιστή Pierre Bideau και αναλαμβάνοντας τη χρηματοδότηση όλων των απαραίτητων μελετών.

Το 2004, ο Μιχάλης Κακογιάννης συνέστησε το κοινωφελές ίδρυμα με την επωνυμία «Ίδρυμα Μιχάλης Κακογιάννης» με σκοπό τη μελέτη, υποστήριξη και διάδοση των τεχνών του θεάτρου και του κινηματογράφου, καθώς και την καταγραφή και διαφύλαξη των δημιουργημάτων των τεχνών αυτών, ενώ το φθινόπωρο του 2009 αναμένεται η έναρξη λειτουργίας του Πολιτιστικού Κέντρου του Ιδρύματος που βρίσκεται στην οδό Πειραιώς 206, στον Ταύρο.

Τιμητικές διακρίσεις
Για την προσφορά και το έργο του, ο Μιχάλης Κακογιάννης έχει τιμηθεί με πολλές διακρίσεις στην Ελλάδα, την Κύπρο και το εξωτερικό. Έχει τιμηθεί με τον Ταξιάρχη του Χρυσού Φοίνικα (Ελλάδα), τον Ταξιάρχη των Γραμμάτων και Τεχνών (Γαλλία), τον Μεγαλόσταυρο του Τάγματος του Μακαρίου του Γ’ (Κύπρος) και το Special Grand Prix of the Americas (Μόντρεαλ). Έχει βραβευτεί από την Ακαδημία Αθηνών για την προσφορά του στο έθνος, από το Φεστιβάλ Θεσσαλονίκης για το συνολικό έργο του, για έργο ζωής στα Ιεροσόλυμα, για έργο ζωής από το American Hellenic Institute στην Ουάσιγκτον και στο Κάιρο. Έχει ανακηρυχθεί Επίτιμος Δημότης στη Λεμεσό, στο Montpellier (Γαλλία) και στο Ντάλας (Τέξας, Η.Π.Α.) και έχει αναγορευθεί Διδάκτωρ Τεχνών στο Columbia College (Σικάγο, Η.Π.Α.), Επίτιμος Διδάκτωρ στο Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών, στο Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου καθώς και στο Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης.

From : http://www.tanea.gr/politismos/article/?aid=4644873

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mihalis_Kakogiannis
http://el.wikipedia.org/wiki/Μιχάλης_Κακογιάννης

Mihalis Kakogiannis - Electra - Irene Papas(1962)
http://youtu.be/8X5xi6B2SeE

Αγάπη που 'γινες δίκοπο μαχαίρι - ΜΑΡΙΝΕΛΛΑ
http://youtu.be/sG-p772OBJY
Mουσική Μάνου Χατζιδάκι και στίχους Μιχάλη Κακογιάννη.

Κυριακή, 24 Ιουλίου 2011

Hubble captures view of “Mystic Mountain”


This craggy fantasy mountaintop enshrouded by wispy clouds looks like a bizarre landscape from Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, which is even more dramatic than fiction, captures the chaotic activity atop a pillar of gas and dust, three light-years tall, which is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars. The pillar is also being assaulted from within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks.

This turbulent cosmic pinnacle lies within a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7500 light-years away in the southern constellation of Carina. The image celebrates the 20th anniversary of Hubble's launch and deployment into an orbit around the Earth.

Scorching radiation and fast winds (streams of charged particles) from super-hot newborn stars in the nebula are shaping and compressing the pillar, causing new stars to form within it. Streamers of hot ionised gas can be seen flowing off the ridges of the structure, and wispy veils of gas and dust, illuminated by starlight, float around its towering peaks. The denser parts of the pillar are resisting being eroded by radiation.

Nestled inside this dense mountain are fledgling stars. Long streamers of gas can be seen shooting in opposite directions from the pedestal at the top of the image. Another pair of jets is visible at another peak near the centre of the image. These jets, (known as HH 901 and HH 902, respectively, are signposts for new star birth and are launched by swirling gas and dust discs around the young stars, which allow material to slowly accrete onto the stellar surfaces.

Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 observed the pillar on 1-2 February 2010. The colours in this composite image correspond to the glow of oxygen (blue), hydrogen and nitrogen (green), and sulphur (red).

Credit:
NASA, ESA, M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1007a/

Largest ever galaxy portrait - HD image of Pinwheel Galaxy


This new Hubble image reveals the gigantic Pinwheel galaxy, one of the best known examples of "grand design spirals", and its supergiant star-forming regions in unprecedented detail. The image is the largest and most detailed photo of a spiral galaxy ever taken with Hubble.

Credit:
Image: European Space Agency & NASA

Top 100 Screen Size to download (ZIP file, 25MB) :
http://www.spacetelescope.org/static/images/zip/top100/top100.zip

Source : http://www.spacetelescope.org

Are we humans? Are we robots?


In past many people imagine to create the perfect robot that will be like a human
In our days many humans look like a robot,steel out side empty inside.Are my words hard to hear? Am i aphoristic,well does not matter at all,it is with no significance,you are important,be true,be gentle,be generous full of love.Or be a teen robot.

Casino Royale (1967 film) with Peter Sellers & Ursula Andress



With !!! : Peter Sellers as Evelyn Tremble/James Bond 007 & Ursula Andress

After the death of M, Sir James Bond is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH and Le Chiffre, Bond thinks up the ultimate plan. That every agent will be named James Bond. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble is sent to take on Le Chiffre in a game of baccarat, but all the Bonds get more than they can handle, especially when the ultimate villain turns out to be Bonds nephew, Jimmy Bond.

Link to download :
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WA5A8V20

Greek subtitles :
http://www.anysubs.com/subdetails.php?subid=15934

Trailer :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA7mAZB6ugc



 The original music is by Burt Bacharach.

Soundtrack for you By Electric Looser :
http://www.mediafire.com/?mvr7fi2vtz254l1

Video of the song Dusty Springfield - The Look of Love
http://youtu.be/j6KhuI_42W4

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casino_Royale_%281967_film%29

Alexander Scriabin A History in Pictures

Τετάρτη, 20 Ιουλίου 2011

THE CONFESSIONS OF JACOB BOEHME BY JACOB BOEHME


THE CONFESSIONS OF JACOB BOEHME

COMPILED & EDITED BY W. SCOTT PALMER
WITH AN INTRODUCTION 
BY EVELYN UNDERHILL

CHAPTER I

ART has not wrote this, neither was there any time to consider how to set it punctually down, according to the right understanding of letters, but all was ordered according to the direction of the Spirit, which often went in haste ; so that in many words letters maybe wanting,and in some places a capital letter for a word.

The Penman's hand, by reason he was not accustomed to it, did often shake;and though I could have wrote in a more accurate, fair, and plain manner, yet the reason I did not was this, that the burning fire often forced forward with speed, and  the hand and pen must hasten directly after it ; for that fire comes and goes as a sudden shower.

I can write nothing of myself but as a child which neither knows nor understands anything, which neither has ever been learnt ;and I write only that which the Lord vouchsafes to know in me according to the measure as himself manifests in me.

I never desired to knowanything of the Divine Mystery, much less understood I the way to seek and find it. I knew nothing of it, which is the condition of poor laymen in their simplicity.

 I sought only after the heart of Jesus Christ, that I might hide myself therein from the wrathful anger of God and the violent assaults of the Devil. And I besought the Lord earnestly for his Holy Spirit and his grace, that he would please to bless and guide me in him, and take that away from me which turned me from him.

I resigned myself wholly to him,that I might not live to my ownwill, but his ; and that he only might lead and direct me, to the end I might be his child in his son Jesus.

In this my earnest and Christian seeking and desire (wherein I suffered many a shrewd repulse, but at last resolved rather to put my self in hazard than leave off), the Gate was opened to me, that in one quarter of an hour I saw and knew more than if I had been many years together at an University, at which I exceedingly admired and thereupon turned my praise to God for it.

So that I did not only greatly wonder at it, but did also exceedingly rejoice;and presently it came powerfully into my mind to set the same down in writing, for a memorial for myself, though I could very hardly apprehend the same in my external man and express it with the pen. Yet, however, I must begin to labour in this great mystery as a child that goes to school.

I saw it as in a great deep in the internal for I had a thorough view of the Universe,as a complex moving fulness wherein all things are couched and wrapped up ;but it was impossible for me to explain the same.

Yet it opened itself in me, from time to time, as in a young plant. It was with me for the space of twelve years, and was as it were breeding. I found a powerful instigation within me before I could bring it forth into external form of writing ; but whatever I could apprehend with the external principle of mymind, that I wrote down.

Afterwards, however, the Sun shone upon me a good while, but not constantly,for sometimes the Sun hid itself, and then I knew not nor well understood my own labour.  Man must confess that his knowledge is not his own but from God, who manifests the Ideas of Wisdom to the soul,in what measure he pleases.

It is not to be understood that my reason is greater or higher than that of all other men living ; but I am the Lord's twig or branch, and a very mean and little spark of his light ; he may set me where he pleases, I cannot hinder him in that.

Neither is this my natural will, that I can do it by my own small ability ; for if the Spirit were withdrawn from me,then I could neither known or understand my own writings.

O gracious amiable Blessedness and great Love, how sweet art thou! How friendly and courteous art thou! How pleasant and lovely is thy relish and taste How ravishing sweetly dost thou smell O noble Light, and bright Glory, who can apprehend thy exceeding beauty ? How comely adorned is thy love! How curious and excellent are thy colours ! And all this eternally. Who can express it?

Or why and what do I write, whose tongue does but stammer like a child whichis learning to speak.'? With what shall I compare it ? or to what shall I liken it ?

Shall I compare it with the love of this world ? No, that is but a mere dark valley to it.

O immense Greatness ! I cannot compare thee with any thing, but only with the resurrection from the dead ;there will the Love-Fire rise up again in us, and rekindle again our astringent, bitter, and cold, dark and dead powers, and embrace us most courteously and friendly.

O gracious, amiable, blessed Love and clear bright Light, tarry with us, I pray thee, for the evening is at hand.


CHAPTER II

I AM a sinful and mortal man, as well as thou, and I must every day and hour grapple, struggle, and fight with the Devil who afflicts me in my corrupted lost nature, in the wrathful power which is in myflesh, as in all men continually.

Suddenly I get the better of him,suddenly he is too hard for me;yet, not withstanding, he has not overcome or conquered me, though he often gets the advantage over me.

If he buffets me, then I must retire and give back, but the divine power helps me again;then he also receives a blow, and often loses the day in the fight.

But when he is overcome, then the heavenly gate opens in my spirit, and then the spirit sees the divine and heavenly Being, not externally beyond the body,but in the well-spring of the heart.
There rises up a flash of the Light in the sensibility or thoughts of the brain, and therein the Spirit does contemplate.

For man is made out of all the powers of God, out of all the seven spirits of God,as the angels also are. But now seeing he is corrupted, therefore the divine moving does not always unfold its powers and operate in him. And though it springs in him, and if indeed it shines, yet it is incomprehensible to the corrupted nature.

For the Holy Ghost will not be held in the sinful flesh, but rises up likea lightning-flash, as fire sparkles and flashes out of a stone when a man strikes it.

But when the flash is caught in the fountain of the heart, then the Holy Spirit rises up, in the seven unfolding fountain spirits, into the brain, like the dawning of the day, the morning redness.

In that Light the one sees the other,feels the other, smells the other, tastes the other, and hears the other, and is as if the whole Deity rose up therein.
Herein the spirit sees into the depth of the Deity; for in God near and far off is all one;and that same Godis in his three-foldness as well in the body of a holy soul as in heaven.

From this God I take my knowledge and from no other thing; neither will I knowany other thing than that same God.

And he it is which makes that assurance in my spirit, that I steadfastly believe and trust in him.
Though an angel from heaven should tell this to me, yet for all that I could not believe it, much less lay hold on it; for I should always doubt whether it was certainly so or no. But the Sun itself arises in my spirit, and therefore I am most sure of it.

The soul liveth in great danger in this world;and therefore this life is very well called the valley of misery, full of anguish,a perpetual hurly-burly, pulling and hauling,warring, fighting, struggling and striving.

But the cold and half-dead body does not always understand this fight of the soul. The body does
not know how it is with it, but is heavy and anxious ; it goes from one business to another, and from one place to another; it seeketh for ease and rest.

And when it comes where it would be,yet it finds no such thing as that which it seeks. Then doubtings and unbelief come upon it ; sometimes it seems to it as if God had quite cast it off.

It doth not understand the fight of the spirit, how the same is sometimes down and sometimes uppermost.
Thou must know that I write not here as a story or history, as if it was related to me from another. I must continually stand in that combat, and I find it to be full of heavy strivings wherein I am often struck down to the ground, as well as all other men.

But for the sake of the violent fight,and for the sake of the earnestness which we have together, this revelation has been given me, and the vehement driving or impulse to bring it so to pass as to set all down on paper.

What the total sequel is, which may follow upon and after this, I do not fully know. Only sometimes future mysteries in the depth are shown to me.

For when the flash rises upin the centre,one sees through and through, but cannot well apprehend or lay hold on it ; for it happens to such an one as when there is a tempest of lightning, where the flash of fire opens itself and suddenly vanishes.

So it goes also in the soul when it breaks quite through in its combat. Then it beholds the Deity as a flash of lightning;but the source and the unfolding of sins covers it suddenly again.

For the old Adam belongs to the earth, and does not,with the flesh, belong to God.
In this combat I had many hard trials to my heart's grief. My Sun was often eclipsed or extinguished, but did rise again ; and the oftener it was eclipsed the brighter and clearer was its rising again.

I do not write this for my own praise,but to the end that the reader may know wherein my knowledge stands, that he might not seek from me that which I have not, or think me to be what I am not.

But what I am, that all men are who wrestle in Jesus Christ our King for the crown of the eternal Joy,and live in the hope of perfection.

I marvel that God should reveal himself thus fully to such a simple man, and that he thus impels him also to set it down in writing ; whereas there are many learned writers which could set it forth and express it better, and demonstrate it more exactly and fully than I, that am a scorn and fool to the world.

But I neither can nor will oppose him;for I often stood in great striving against him, that if it was not his impulse and will he would be pleased to take it from me ; but I find that with my striving against him I have merely gathered stones for this building.

Now I am climbed up and mounted so very high that I dare not look back for fear a giddiness should take me; and I have now but a short length of ladder to the mark to which it is the whole desire,longing, and delight of my heart to reach fully. When I go upward I have no giddiness at all ; but when I look back and would return, then am I giddy and afraid to fall.

Therefore have I put my confidence in the strong God, and will venture, and see what will come of it. I have no more but one body, which nevertheless is mortal and corruptible; I willingly venture that.If the light and knowledge of my God do but remain with me,then I have sufficiently enough for this life and the life to come.

Thus I will not be angry with my God, though for his Name's sake I should endure shame, ignominy, and reproach, which springs, buds, and blossoms for me every day, so that I am almost inured to it : I will sing with the prophet David, Though my body and soul should faint and fail,yet thou, O God, art my trust and confidence ; also my salvation and the comfort of my heart.

First Published in 1920 

To be wise does not mean your heart is pure


To be wise does not mean your heart is pure
Knowledge is like a two sides sharp blade
You can create but you can take life
To be kind does not mean that thoughts are correct
Kindness is like a two sides sharp blade
You can bring happiness or poison your self with the drug of vanity.
In all life's matters there is a specific formula that leads everything in balance.
This is the unity that true love brings.
Then heart and mind are one.
You and me are one.

Τρίτη, 19 Ιουλίου 2011

Prayer,is the inner need of our original soul to ...


Prayer,is the inner need of our original soul to connect within a direct dialog with the Spirit.
Need,because our soul begs for spiritual food,
it's a communion,a unification with powers of a higher world.
In reality,this is the state of being when our ego is not present and as soon our soul grows in power,this experience taking most of our time in our daily life.
This is what the people call meditation.
In this communion,the Spirit lighten our existence,clearing everything gray shadows in us and the same time bring forth new values,powers,gifts but also a complete new personality in all its vehicles and for first time give birth in a brand new reality and this is what the people call it fiery aether.

Κυριακή, 17 Ιουλίου 2011

Helena P. Blavatsky Extracts From Private Letters


Helena P. Blavatsky Extracts From Private Letters

You will find the aims and purposes of the Theosophical Society in the two enclosed circulars. It is a brotherhood of humanity, established to make away with all and every dogmatic religion founded on dead-letter interpretation, and to teach people and every member to believe but in one impersonal God; to rely upon his (man’s) own powers; to consider himself his only saviour; to learn the infinitude of the occult psychological powers hidden within his own physical man; to develop these powers; and to give him the assurance of the immortality of his divine spirit and the survival of his soul; to make him regard every man of whatever race, color, or creed, and to prove to him that the only truths revealed to man by superior men (not a god) are contained in the Vedas of the ancient Aryas of India. Finally, to demonstrate to him that there never were, will be, nor are, any miracles; that there can be nothing ‘supernatural’ in this universe, and that on earth, at least, the only god is man himself.

“It lies within his powers to become and to continue a god after the death of his physical body. Our society receives nothing the possibility of which it cannot demonstrate at will. We believe in the phenomena, but we disbelieve in the constant intervention of ‘spirits’ to produce such phenomena. We maintain that the embodied spirit has more powers to produce them than a disembodied one. We believe in the existence of spirits, but of many classes, the human spirits being but one class of the many.

“The Society requires of its members but the time they can give it without encroaching upon that due to their private affairs. There are three degrees of membership. It is but in the highest or third that members have to devote themselves quasi entirely to the work of the T.S.  . . . .

“Everyone is eligible, provided he is an honest, pure man or woman, no free lover, and especially no bigoted Christian. We go dead against idolatry, and as much against materialism.”


“Of the two unpardonable sins, the first is Hypocrisy - Pecksniffianism. Better one hundred mistakes through unwise, injudicious sincerity and indiscretion than Tartuffe-like saintship as the whitened sepulchre, and rottenness and decay within . . . . This is not unpardonable, but very dangerous,  . . . . doubt, eternal wavering - it leads one to wreck . . . . One little period passed without doubt, murmuring, and despair; what a gain it would be; a period a mere tithe of what every one of us has had to pass through. But every one forges his own destiny.”

“Those who fall off from our living human Mahatmas to fall into the Saptarishi - the Star Rishis, are no Theosophists.”

“Allow me to quote from a very esoterically wise and exoterically foolish book, the work and production of some ancient friends and foes: ‘There is more joy in the Kingdom of Heaven for one repentant sinner than for ninety-nine saints.’  . . . Let us be just and give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, however imperfect, even vicious, Caesar may be. ‘Blessed be the peacemakers,’ said another old adept of 107 years B.C., and the saying is alive and kicks to the present day amongst the MASTERS.”

“The Esoteric Section is to be a School for earnest Theosophists who would learn more (than they can from published works) of the true Esoteric tenets . . . . There is no room for despotism or ruling in it; no money to pay or make; no glory for me, but a series of misconceptions, slanders, suspicions, and ingratitude in almost an immediate future: [1] but if out of the . . . . Theosophists who have already pledged themselves I can place on the right and true path half a dozen or so, I will die happy. Many are called, few are chosen. Unless they comply with the lines you speak of, traced originally by the Masters, they cannot  succeed. [2] I can only show the way to those whose eyes are open to the truth, whose souls are full of altruism, charity, and love for the whole creation, and who think of themselves  last. The blind . . . will never profit by these teachings. They would make of the ‘strait gate’ a large public thoroughfare leading not to the Kingdom of Heaven, now and hereafter, to the Buddha-Christos in the Sanctuary of our innermost souls, but to their own idols with feet of clay . . . . The Esoteric Section is not of the earth, earthy; it does not interfere with the exoteric administration of Lodges; takes no stock in external Theosophy; has no officers or staff; needs no halls or meeting rooms . . . . Finally, it requires neither subscription fees nor money, for ‘as I have not so received it, I shall not so impart it,’ and that I would rather starve in the gutter than take one penny for my teaching of the sacred truths . . . . Here I am with perhaps a few years or a few months only (Master knoweth) to remain on earth in this loathsome, old, ruined body; and I am ready to answer the call of any good Theosophist who works for Theosophy on the lines traced by the Masters, and as ready as the Rosicrucian pelican to feed with my heart’s blood the chosen ‘Seven.’ He who would have his inheritance before I die . . . let him ask first. What I have, or rather what I am permitted to give, I will give.”

“Many are called but few are chosen. Well, no need breaking my heart over spilt milk. Come what may, I shall die at my post, Theosophical banner in hand, and while I live I do fervently hope that all the splashes of mud thrown at it will reach me personally. At any rate I mean to continue protecting the glorious truth with my old carcass so long as it lasts. And when I do drop down for good, I hope in such Theosophists as . . . and . . . to carry on the work and protect the banner of Truth in their turn. Oh, I do feel so sick at heart in looking round and perceiving nothing save selfishness, personal vanity, and mean little ambitions. What is this about ‘the soldier not being free’? [3] Of course no soldier can be free to move about his physical body wherever he likes. But what has the esoteric teaching to do with the outward man? A soldier may be stuck to his sentry box like a barnacle to its ship, and the soldier’s Ego be free to go where it likes and think what it likes best . . . . No man is required to carry a burden heavier than he can bear; nor do more than it is possible for him to do. A man of means, independent and free from any duty, will have to move about and go, missionary-like, to teach Theosophy to the Sadducees and the Gentiles of Christianity. A man tied by his duty to one place has no right to desert it in order to fulfill another duty, let it be however much greater; for the first duty taught in Occultism is to do one’s duty unflinchingly by every duty. Pardon these seemingly absurd paradoxes and Irish Bulls; but I have to repeat this ad nauseam usque for the last month. ‘Shall I risk to be ordered to leave my wife, desert my children and home if I pledge myself?’ asks one. ‘'No,’ I say, ‘because he who plays truant in one thing will be faithless in another. No real, genuine MASTER will accept a chela who sacrifices anyone except himself to go to that Master.’ If one cannot, owing to circumstances or his position in life, become a full adept in this existence, let him prepare his mental luggage for the next, so as to be ready at the first call when he is once more reborn. What one has to do before he pledges himself irretrievably is, to probe one’s nature to the bottom, for self-discipline is based on self-knowledge. It is said somewhere that self-discipline often leads one to a state of self-confidence which becomes vanity and pride in the long run. I say, foolish is the man who says so. This may happen only when our motives are of a worldly character or selfish; otherwise, self-confidence is the first step to that kind of WILL which will make a mountain move:

“ ‘To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.’ [4]

“The question is whether Polonius meant this for worldly wisdom or for occult knowledge; and by ‘own self ’ the false Ego (or the terrestrial personality) or that spark in us which is but the reflection of the ‘One Universal Ego.’




“But I am dreaming. I had but four hours’ sleep. . . . Give my sincere, fraternal respects to …,  and let him try to feel my old hand giving him the Master’s grip, the strong grip of the Lion’s paw of Punjab (not of the tribe of Judah) across the Atlantic. To you my eternal affection and gratitude.  Your H.P.B.”

“To live like cats and dogs in the T.S. is positively against all rules - and wishes of ‘the Masters,’ as against our Brotherhood  -  so-called -  and all its rules. THEY are disgusted. THEY look on, and in that look (oh Lord! if you could only see it as I have!) there’s an ocean deep of sad disgust, contempt, and sorrow. . . . The ideal was besmeared with mud, but as it is no golden idol on feet of clay it stands to this day immovable . . . and what the profane see is only their own mud thrown with their own hands, and which has created a veil, an impassable barrier between them and the ideal . . . . without touching the latter . . . . Have a large Society, the more the better; all that is chaff and husk is bound to fall away in time; all that is grain will remain. But the seed is in the bad and evil man as well as in the good ones, - only it is more difficult to call into life and cause it to germinate. The good husbandman does not stop to pick out the seeds from the handful. He gives them all their chance, and even some of the half-rotten seeds come to life when thrown into good soil. Be that soil. . . . Look at me - the universal Theosophical manure  -  the rope for whose hanging and lashing is made out of the flax I have sown, and each strand it is twisted of represents a ‘mistake’ (so-called) of mine. Hence, if you fail only nine times out of ten in your selections you are successful one time out of ten - and that’s more than many other Theosophists can say . . . . Those few true souls will be the nucleus for future success, and their children will . . . . Let us sow good - and if evil crops up, it will be blown away by the wind like all other things in this life - in its time.”

“I am the Mother and the Creator of the Society; it has my magnetic fluid, and the child has inherited all of its parent’s physical, psychical, and spiritual attributes - faults and virtues if any. Therefore I alone and to a degree . . . can serve as a lightning conductor of Karma for it. I was asked whether I was willing, when on the point of dying - and I said Yes - for it was the only means to save it. Therefore I consented to live - which in my case means to suffer physically during twelve hours of the day - mentally twelve hours of night, when I get rid of the physical shell . . . . It is true about the Kali Yuga. Once that I have offered myself as the goat of atonement, the Kali Yuga [5] recognizes its own - whereas any other would shrink from such a thing - as I am doomed and overburdened in this life worse than a poor weak donkey full of sores made to drag up hill a cart load of heavy rocks. You are the first one to whom I tell it, because you force me into the confession . . . . You have a wide and noble prospect before you if you do not lose patience . . . . Try to hear the small voice within.”

“Yes, there are ‘two persons’ in me. But what of that? So there are two in you; only mine is conscious and responsible - and yours is not. So you are happier than I am. I know you sympathise with me, and you do so because you feel that I have always stood up for you, and will do so to the bitter or the happy end - as the case may be.”

“He may be moved to doubt - and that is the beginning of wisdom.”

“Well, sir, and my only friend, the crisis is nearing. I am ending my Secret Doctrine, and you are going to replace me, or take my place in America. I know you will have success if you do not lose heart; but do, do remain true to the Masters and Their Theosophy and the names . . . . . May They help you and allow us to send you our best blessings . . . .”

“There are traitors, conscious and unconscious. There is falsity and there is injudiciousness . . . . .  Pray do not imagine that because I hold my tongue as bound by my oath and duty I do not know who is who. . . . I must say nothing, however much I may be disgusted. But as the ranks thin around us, and one after the other our best intellectual forces depart, to turn into bitter enemies, I say - Blessed are the pure-hearted who have only intuition - for intuition is better than intellect.”

“The duty,  - let alone happiness - of every Theosophist - and especially Esotericist - is certainly to help others to carry their burden; but no Theosophist or other has the right to sacrifice himself unless he knows for a certainty that by so doing he helps some one and does not sacrifice himself in vain for the empty glory of the abstract virtue . . . . Psychic and vital energy are limited in every man. It is like a capital. If you have a dollar a day and spend two, at the end of the month you will have a deficit of $30.”

“One refuses to pledge himself not to listen without protest to any evil thing said of a brother - as though Buddha our divine Lord - or Jesus - or any great initiate has ever condemned any one on hearsay. Ah, poor, poor, blind man, not to know the difference between condemning in words - which is uncharitable - and withdrawing in silent pity from the culprit and thus punishing him, but still giving him a chance to repent of his ways. No man will ever speak ill of his brother without cause and proof of the iniquity of that brother, and he will abstain from all backbiting, slandering, and gossip. No man should ever say behind a Brother’s back what he would not say openly to his face. Insinuations against one’s neighbor are often productive of more evil consequences than gross slander. Every Theosophist has to fight and battle against evil, - but he must have the courage of his words and actions, and what he does must be done openly and honestly before all.”

“Every pledge or promise unless built upon four pillars - absolute sincerity, unflinching determination, unselfishness of purpose, and moral power, which makes the fourth support and equipoises the three other pillars - is an insecure building. The pledges of those who are sure of the strength of the fourth alone are recorded.”

“Are you children, that you want marvels? Have you so little faith as to need constant stimulus, as a dying fire needs fuel! . . . Would you let the nucleus of a splendid Society die under your hands like a sick man under the hands of a quack? . . . You should never forget what a solemn thing it is for us to exert our powers and raise the dread sentinels that lie at the threshold. They cannot hurt us, but they can avenge themselves by precipitating themselves upon the unprotected neophyte. You are all like so many children playing with fire because it is pretty, when you ought to be men studying philosophy for its own sake.”

“If among you there was one who embodied in himself the idea depicted, it would be my duty to relinquish the teacher’s chair to him. For it would be the extreme of audacity in me to claim the possession of so many virtues. That the MASTERS do in proportion to their respective temperaments and stages of Bodhisatvic development possess such Paramitas, constitutes their right to our reverence as our Teachers. It should be the aim of each and all of us to strive with all the intensity of our natures to follow and imitate Them . . . . Try to realize that progress is made step by step, and each step gained by heroic effort. Withdrawal means despair or timidity . . . . Conquered passions, like slain tigers, can no longer turn and rend you. Be hopeful then, not despairing. With each morning’s awakening try to live through the day in harmony with the Higher Self. ‘Try’ is the battle-cry taught by the teacher to each pupil. Naught else is expected of you. One who does his best does all that can be asked. There is a moment when even a Buddha ceases to be a sinning mortal and takes his first step toward Buddhahood. The sixteen Paramitas (virtues) are not for priests and yogis alone, as said, but stand for models for us all to strive after - and neither priest nor yogi, Chela nor Mahatma, ever attained all at once . . . . The idea that sinners and not saints are expected to enter the Path is emphatically stated in the Voice of the Silence.”

“I do not believe in the success of the . . . . T.S. unless you assimilate Master or myself; unless you work with me and THEM, hand in hand, heart. . . . Yes; let him who offers himself to Masters as a chela, unreservedly . . . . let him do what he can if he would ever see Them . . . . . Then things were done because I alone was responsible for the issues. I alone had to bear Karma in case of failure and no reward in case of success. . . . I saw the T.S. would be smashed or that I had to offer myself as the Scapegoat for atonement. It is the latter I did. The T.S. lives, - I am killed. Killed in my honor, fame, name, in everything H.P.B. held near and dear, for this body is MINE and I feel acutely through it . . . . I may err in my powers as H.P.B. I have not worked and toiled for forty years, playing parts, risking my future reward, and taking karma upon this unfortunate appearance to serve Them without being permitted to have some voice in the matter. H.P.B. is not infallible. H.P.B. is an old, rotten, sick, worn-out body, but it is the best I can have in this cycle. Hence follow the path I show, the Masters that are behind - and do not follow me or my PATH. When I am dead and gone in this body, then will you know the whole truth. Then will you know that I have never, never, been false to any one, nor have I deceived anyone, but had many a time to allow them to deceive themselves, for I had no right to interfere with their Karma . . . . Oh ye foolish blind moles, all of you; who is able to offer himself in sacrifice as I did!”

Path, June, July, August, 1892

NOTES:

[1] Dated December 1, 1888. Subsequent events proved the prediction true. (Note by the editor of “Path”)

[2] Her correspondent had quoted the Simla letter of “K.H.” in The Occult World. (Note by the editor of “Path”)

[3] Referring to the dilemma of an F.T.S. soldier in the army, presented to her. (Note by the editor of “Path”)

[4] H.P.B. is quoting from “Hamlet”, the play by Shakespeare.  Polonius says these words to his son Laertes at Scene III, Act I. (Note by C.C.A. in 2011)

[5] Kali Yuga - the Dark Age, the present cycle. (Note by the editor of “Path”)

Horowitz: The Last Recording



Track list:

JOSEPH HAYDN
Piano Sonata in E - flat major, Hob. XVI: 49
01. 1 Allegro (6:47)
02. 2 Adagio e cantabile (8:09)
03. 3 Finale. Tempo di Menuet (3:36)

FREDERIC CHOPIN
04. Mazurka in C minor, Op. 56 No. 3 (c-moll/in do minore) Moderato (5:12)
05. Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 55 No. 2 (Es-Dur/in mi bemolle maggiore) Lento sostenuto (4:46)
06. Fantaisie-impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 66 (cis-moil/in do diesis minore) Allegro agitato (4:38)
07. Etude in A-flat major, Op. 25 No. 1 (As-Dur/in la bemolle maggiore) Allegro sostenuto (2:26)
08. Etude in E minor, Op. 25 No. 5 (e-moll/in mi rninore) Vivace (3:24)
09. Nocturne in B major, Op. 62 No. 1 (H-Dur/in si maggiore) Andante (6:52)

FRANZ LISZT
10. Weinen, Kiagen, Sorgen, Zagen, Prelude based on a theme from Bach's Cantana No. 12 (5:23)

RICHARD WAGNER arranged by FRANZ LISZT
11. Isoldes Liebestod. (From 'Tristan und Isolde') (6:41)

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Παρασκευή, 15 Ιουλίου 2011

Maria Toxavidi (Toxik Video)


''Polaroid 1 - Lies inside your Eyes'', 2005, 66.5x55.5x4.5cm
Imprints by hand, lazures, fabric, photo paper, acryl.media on canvas.


''Polaroid 2 - Always and Never'', 2006, 66,5x55x4.5cm
Imprints by hand, lazures, fabric, photo paper, acryl.media on canvas.


''Polaroid 3 - Applause'', 2006, 58x48x4.5cm
Imprints by hand, lazures, fabric, photo paper, acryl.media on canvas.


''Sweet me - the Keyholder'', 2005,37x31x4.5cm
Imprints by hand, lazures, acryl.media, fabric on canvas.


''Misplaced Princess'', 2007,46x38x4.5cm
Imprints by hand, lazures, acryl.media, fabric, silk thread, plastic applications on canvas.

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Η Μαρία Τοξαβίδη γεννήθηκε στη Πάτρα. Σπούδασε Kαλές Τέχνες και Design στην Ανωτάτη Σχολή Καλών Τεχνών και Design (Fachhochschule Hannover-Bereich Kunst und Design), στο Aννόβερο της Γερμανίας την περίοδο 1985 έως 1990. Αποφοίτησε με τον ανώτατο βαθμό (1 στα 1).
Έχει λάβει μέρος σε ατομικές και ομαδικές εκθέσεις στην Ελλαδα, Αγγλία, Γερμανία, και Δυτ. Αφρική.
Στο ενεργητικό της έχει συνεργαστεί με ομάδες πειραματικού θεάτρου στην σκηνογραφία και τα κουστούμια, με την ιδιωτική ελληνική τηλεόραση ως σκηνογράφος, και με ελληνικές εταιρείες παραγωγής διαφημιστικών ταινιών ως art director και σκηνογράφος.
Έχει δουλέψει σε εικαστικά projects ως art director, σκηνογράφος και σχεδιάστρια για τις διαφημιστικές καμπάνιες της Philip Morris (Marlboro, Chesterfield) και της United Distillers(Dewars), καθώς και ως εικονογράφος για τον ελληνικό και ξένο περιοδικό τύπο.
Την τελευταια 15ετία, έχει κάνει πλήθος εικαστικών παρεμβάσεων σε εσωτερικούς xώρους στην Ελλάδα και την Γερμανία.
Παράλληλα διδάσκει στην ιδιωτική εκπαίδευση.


ΑΤΟΜΙΚΕΣ ΕΚΘΕΣΕΙΣ

« Around the world in 80 seconds», Γκαλερί «7», Αθήνα

«Beyond.», Ελληνική Πρεσβεία Δυτ. Αφρικής, Λάγκος, Νιγηρία Ξενοδοχείο Transcorp Hilton, Αμπούτζα, Νιγηρία

«Εικοσιεννιά και μια Ιστορίες», Γκαλερί «7», Αθήνα

LBK-Kunstkabinett, Αμβούργο, Γερμανία Γκαλερί Tabula Rasa, Βουλιαγμένη

ΟΜΑΔΙΚΕΣ ΕΚΘΕΣΕΙΣ

2007 «Unfair» (Rooms), Ξενοδοχείο Athens Imperial, Αθήνα Ξενοδοχείο Μακεδονία Palace, Θεσσαλονίκη

2006 « Ήταν κάποτε η Πηνελόπη Δέλτα», Κολλέγιο Αθηνών-Κολλέγιο Ψυχικού

« Με αφορμή το Aids », Νομαρχία Καβάλας, Καβάλα

« Visions 06», Γκαλερί Καππάτος, Ξενοδοχείο Athens Imperial, Αθήνα

2005 « Με αφορμή το Aids », Ξενοδοχείο Divani Caravel, Αθήνα

« Fusion» , Εβδομάδα Μόδας, Ζάππειο Μέγαρο, Αθήνα

2004 « Depo-Art project 20x20 », Γκαλερί «7», Αθήνα

2002 « Οι Γυναίκες στη Τέχνη», Αίθουσα Τέχνης Ζέρβας, Πάτρα

2000 Γκαλερί Elements, Αθήνα

1999 LBK-Kunstkabinett, Αμβούργο, Γερμανία

1994 Art Aid, Λονδίνο, Αγγλία

1989 « Avantgarde», Deutsches Museum, Μόναχο, Γερμανία

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Κυριακή, 10 Ιουλίου 2011

The man who lies make fool himself


















The man who lies make fool himself
The man who steals make his soul heavier
The man who hate make his life painful
The man who jealous can't find rest of mind
The man who kills kills his change of be free
In this world as we know it,every action has a reward
You can fly as a bird,you can fly as a stone
You can stay in darkness,you can stay in light
But if you do this or you do that
Remember is your own steps
Be wise,be true to your self,be true to the others.
In the end,we understand that,not even our self belong to us.
The man who free him self free his real self.

Musique de la Grece Antique - Gregorio Paniagua





Musique de la Grece Antique - Gregorio Paniagua

Considerably more remains of ancient Greek architecture than the music of this advanced and inspirational civilization. And although works explaining Greek music theory have survived, the actual existence of composed pieces from these times comes down to only a few scraps that survived on papyrus, marble columns, and other written sources. This Spanish ensemble under the leadership of Gregorio Paniagua pieced together these remains and performed them with reconstructions of instruments from ancient Greek sources, some of which, such as the bagpipe, remain in use today. Portions of the music included may remind listeners of very early classical music such as Gregorian chant, whereas other pieces will certainly cause an astonished reaction as they sound unlike any other music recorded. Some is sparse, floating, the melodic ideas developing very slowly. A few of the old-world Greek percussion instruments wind up sounding quite a bit like new-world electronic music. ~ Eugene Chadbourne

or :

This CD is based on the original LP by Atrium Musicae de Madrid, under the direction of Gregorio Paniagua. It contains arrangements of all the then-known surviving works from ancient Greece, including some which are considered apocryphal by some musicologists. The recording uses reconstructions of an amazing variety of period instruments (string, wind, and percussion). Because of the fragmentary nature of many of the texts, the performers have had to treat the material in different ways: sometimes by "patching" it, sometimes simply by playing the "shards" interspersed with silence, drum beats, improvised notes or even dissonant noises. Included is the one tiny fragment that survives of ancient Roman music: one verse from a poem by Terencio.

List of tracks :

Anakrousis; Orestes Stasimo
Instrumental fragments from Contrapollinopolis
1st Delphic Hymn to Apollo
Lament of Tecmessa
Vienna Papyrus 29825
Hymn to the Sun
Hymn to the Muse
Hymn to Nemesis
Michigan Papyrus
Aenaoi Nefelai
Epitaph of Seikilos
Paean, Berlin Papyrus 6870
Anonymi Bellerman
1st Pythian Ode
Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 2436
Christian Hymn of Oxyrhynchus
Homero Hymnus
Papyrus Zenon, Cairo Fragment
Terencio, Hecyra 861
Poem, Mor 1, 11f. Migne 37, 523
2nd Delphic Hymn to Apollo
Papyrus Oslo A/B / Epilogos-Katastrophe

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Maria Callas Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì...



Mi chiamano Mimμ, Mimi's aria from La Boheme

Yes, they call me Mimi,
But my name is Lucy
My history is brief
To cloth or to silk
I embroider at home or outside...
I am peaceful and happy
And it is my pastime
To make lilies and roses
I like these things
That have so sweet smell,
That speak of love, of spring,
That speak of dreams and of chimera
These things that have poetic names
Do you understand me?

They call me Mimi,
And why I don't know.
Alone, I make
Lunch for myself the smae.
I do not always go to mass,
But I pray a lot to the Lord.
I live alone, alone.
There is a white little room
I look upon the roofs and heaven.
By when the thaw comes
The first sun is mine
The first kiss of April is mine!
Rose buds in a vase
Leaf and leaf I watch it!
That gentle perfume of a flower!
But the flowers that I make
Ah me! they don't have odor!
About me I would not know how to tell
I am your neighbor who come unexpectedly
to bother you.

Παρασκευή, 8 Ιουλίου 2011

The task of the evolving soul,forgiveness,the gifts of the Spirit,our only wish.



The task of the evolving soul,forgiveness,the gifts of the Spirit,our only wish.

It is a task of the evolving soul in its journey through time to become something completely new,with this transformation can approach a state of spiritual maturity and so be able to understand the hidden things that lie in mans heart and in the nuclear of his cosmos.

Then he can understand the meaning of every serious event that happen in his life how every person had his own significance good or bad and how all these puzzle puss him in what he is now.
Then a sense of say sorry for every wrong action he made till then appears,wonders what taste in the depths of the other left and if he was able to help or not the others evolution in their own trip.

One gift of the presence of the Light in our own reality is to lightning us,every hidden corner of our personality becomes so clear,our past our present and our future lies in front of us.

Looking in this way our being becomes so clear our inner wish to ask sorry for every person we hurt but mainly to forgive our selfs for our past wrong action.Forgiving our selfs we forgive the others,forgiving the others we forgive our self.

In this moment we remember the words of our Lord on the cross "Forgive them because they don't know what they do"

This sense of forgiveness in combination with humility gives birth to a brand new action in our life in a zero basis because all till then old self has break in pieces like a class and so our being is empty and ready for the revelation that will unveil with power from above filling our heart and head with Spiritual food everything that till then was hidden.

This period of our life can be picture by this event of the crucification of our Lord but in us this event will keep for long long time till the moment that our old self will be totally neutralize and transform and so reach this particular moment of complete freedom from the chains of this nature.

It is difficult to see each of all these aspects alone,one is in the other as a totality.

Then there is a moment when the Spirit becomes one with us and so we can also say " O Sun you diffuse your glory to me"

This moment our old self is past and we are free of the chains of this nature,our trip continues in an other realm were all necessary work is made but without the limitations of our nature born self.

There the third step will occur were the new temple is visible as a new Sun and a new Earth and our mission of express the Love of our Father to the rest of humanity becomes our apostolic lifework.

Our past dept lead us in the trap of a labyrinth.
our task is to kill our old nature born Ego of Minotaur with the help of the soul that lead us in our path.
Friends it is written,make the first step and i will be with you helping you to do the second,because if Christ is within us we have no fear or agony but only gratitude and feeling that we are so meaningless but the same way so important.

Do you wish to play an important role in these future revolutionary events?

Your answer must be only yes!

..........My English are not so good so if i use a wrong word correct me...

Πέμπτη, 7 Ιουλίου 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) Michael Hoffman / Michelle Pfeiffer


Imagine a work by Shakespeare reduced to one of those pretty, glossy coffee-table picture books that have only a dollop of text alongside its sumptuous photographs, and you might have Michael Hoffman's adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. This all-star version of Shakespeare's comedy is gorgeously shot in Tuscany, complete with a magical forest, breathtaking landscapes, beautiful villas, picturesque villages, stunning period costumes--oh wait, there's supposed to be a story here, too! Hoffman hijacks Shakespeare's basic premise but doesn't instill it with much more than surface shine and transplants it to turn-of-the-century Italy. Ergo, it's left up to the actors to find the heart and soul of this classic play, in which the fairies of the forest play mix and match with four young lovers, courtesy of a magical love potion. Hoffman couldn't ask for better (or better looking) actors to play Shakespeare's dreamlike love games--Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Christian Bale, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Kline, Anna Friel, Dominic West, the list goes on and on--but he sure as heck doesn't know what to do with them, aside from putting them in various states of undress. Only Flockhart (as the lovestruck Helena), Tucci (a sprightly Puck), Pfeiffer (dazzling and funny as the queen of the fairies), and especially the sublime Kline (as weaver-turned-donkey Bottom) seem to connect with their characters in ways that make this adaptation occasionally soar; the rest are inexplicably left to flounder. Hoffman does seem to set himself right with the film's climax, when Bottom's amateur acting troupe hilariously enacts the tale of Pyramus and Thisbe (it helps that the troupe includes Roger Rees, Sam Rockwell, and Bill Irwin). Those searching for a more in-depth exploration of Shakespeare's farce might do better to look elsewhere, but if it's gorgeous actors and scenery you're in the mood for (along with an evocative opera soundtrack), and an all's-well-that-ends-well ending, this Midsummer Night will give you pleasant if weightless dreams. --Mark Englehart (Amazon.com)

See it on line :
http://www.megavideo.com/?d=MMW0D3J5

Links :
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Greek subtitles :
http://www.freeprojectx.com/download-s7553c00fd0.html

Trailer :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfk3IO7sn54

Read more:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0140379/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Midsummer_Night%27s_Dream_%281999_film%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Midsummer_Night%27s_Dream
http://www.film.u-net.com/Movies/Reviews/Midsummer_Dream.html

Τρίτη, 5 Ιουλίου 2011

Raphael: "The School of Athens"


Raphael: "The School of Athens", c.1510/11 , Vatican, Apostolic Palace

"The School of Athens" is not only Raphael's most ambitious work, but also one of the most famous and complex compositions of the Western Painting. The list of portrayed men includes Plato (represented as Leonardo da Vinci), Socrates, Archimedes or Raphael himself (represented as Apelles)

Κυριακή, 3 Ιουλίου 2011

Shiva the Destroyer























Ο Σίβα είναι ένας από τους κυριότερους θεούς της Ινδουιστικής θρησκείας, μια από τις μορφές του Τριμούρτι.

Στη διδασκαλία άλλων δογμάτων, ο Μπράχμα, ο Βισνού και ο Σίβα αντιπροσωπεύουν τις τρεις κύριες μορφές της θεού στον Ινδουισμό και αποτελούν το Τριμούρτι. Σ΄αυτή την σχολή της ινδουιστικής θεολογίας ο Μπράχμα είναι ο δημιουργός, ο Βίσνου είναι ο διατηρητής και ο Σίβα είναι ο καταστροφέας ή ο μετασχηματιστής.

Σύμφωνα με τον Gavin Flood, ειδήμονα σε θέματα της ινδουιστικής θρησκείας, "Ο Σίβα είναι θεός της ασάφειας και του παραδόξου", καθώς δεν αντιπροσωπεύει μόνο την εκδικητική πλευρά του θεού. Γι' αυτό και στο πρόσωπό του συνυπάρχει η δημιουργικότητα και η καταστροφή, η συμπάθεια και η ωμότητα.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva

Σάββατο, 2 Ιουλίου 2011

Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)



See it on line :
http://www.archive.org/details/Mr._Wong_Detective

Download :
http://www.archive.org/download/Mr._Wong_Detective/Mr._Wong_Detective_512kb.mp4

When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders. He uncovers a international spy ring hoping to steal the formula for a poison gas being developed by the first victim's company.

Stars Boris Karloff, Grant Withers and Maxine Jennings

The Mr. Wong series of films

Mr. Wong, Detective
The Mystery of Mr. Wong
Mr. Wong in Chinatown
The Fatal Hour
Doomed to Die
Phantom of Chinatown

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030473/