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Saturday, June 11th, 2005
3:04 pm
[ecstacykat]
Don't let Oregon shut down medical marijuana program

Although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier today that federal authorities can continue prosecuting medical marijuana patients, Oregon's medical marijuana law is still intact. But you wouldn't know that from the alarming, inaccurate statement of one Oregon official. Grant Higginson, M.D. — the public health officer who oversees the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) — incorrectly concluded that the Court's ruling invalidates state medical marijuana laws, and he has decided to stop issuing medical marijuana registration cards.

We need you to do three things, right now, to set the record straight.

1.
Please call Dr. Higginson and OMMP at 503-731-4002, extension 233, and politely say the following:

"I am strongly opposed to your decision to stop issuing medical marijuana registration cards. The Supreme Court's ruling clearly indicates that Oregon's medical marijuana laws are the same today as they were yesterday. Please follow state law and recommence issuing registration cards."

2.
Please call Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers' office at 503-378-4400, and politely say the following:

"OMMP's decision to stop issuing medical marijuana registration cards violates Oregon state law. The Supreme Court's ruling clearly indicates that Oregon's medical marijuana laws are the same today as they were yesterday. Please recommend that OMMP follow state law and recommence issuing registration cards."

3.
Please write a letter-to-the-editor of your local papers, using our automated system. It takes just a few moments, and you can easily draw from our pre-written talking points.

The Marijuana Policy Project vehemently opposes Higginson's decision to break Oregon's law by unilaterally deciding to withhold medical marijuana ID cards from legitimate patients. In fact, if Higginson refuses to follow state law and continue issuing ID cards to legitimate patients, MPP will immediately sue him in state court. Meanwhile, we need you to do your part.

So please call Dr. Higginson, Attorney General Myers, and write to your local papers today.

Higginson said that Oregon will continue to receive and process applications, but he explained, "We need to proceed cautiously until we understand the ramifications of this ruling." Higginson has contacted the attorney general to ask for a formal legal opinion on how the ruling affects OMMP. Unfortunately, Dr. Higginson does not yet understand that the Court's decision does not invalidate Oregon's law in any way.

The attorneys general of California, Nevada, and Montana have already said that their states' medical marijuana laws are unaffected by today's Supreme Court ruling, and the attorneys general of the six other medical marijuana states have also not challenged their states' policies. Please visit http://www.ag.ca.gov/newsalerts/2005/05-040.htm to read California Attorney General Bill Lockyer's statement on the legitimacy of his state's medical marijuana law, and his commitment to uphold it.

Oregon's law reflects the will of the people, since voters in Oregon passed it. And the law maintains its legality in the face of the Supreme Court's disappointing decision. Please take action today to ensure that Oregon state officials understand this fact, and please pass this message along to your friends and family in Oregon, so that they may act too. Thank you for supporting the Marijuana Policy Project.
Friday, April 15th, 2005
12:00 am
[ecstacykat]
some neat facts.
How much is enough?!
A Social Justice Quiz
Twenty Questions By BILL QUIGLEY

1. In 1968 the minimum wage was $1.60 per hour. How much would the minimum wage be today if it had kept pace with inflation?

2. In 1965, CEOs in major companies made 24 times more than the average worker. In 2003, CEOs earned how many times more than the average worker?

3. The US is composed of 3,066 counties. In how many of the nation's 3,066 counties can someone who works full-time and earns the federal minimum wage afford to pay rent and utilities on a one-bedroom apartment?

4. How much must the typical US worker must earn per hour hour if they dedicate 30% of their income to housing costs.

5. How many million workers in the US earn poverty-level wages of less than $8.20 an hour?

6. What are Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Tennessee?

7. What are Delaware, Hawaii, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia?

8. In 2001, the average financial wealth for black householders was about what % of the average for white households?

9. The median financial wealth for blacks is how much of the corresponding figure for whites?

10. Over the entire 28 year history of the Berlin Wall, 287 people perished trying to cross it. In the ten years since the Clinton administration implemented the current U.S. border strategy with Mexico, how many people have died trying to cross?

11. Where does the US rank worldwide in the imprisonment of its citizens?

12. In 2004, the direct reported US military budget was how much for each second of the year?

13. In 2003, the US military budget was how many times larger than the Chinese budget, the second largest spender?

14. In 2003, the US military budget was how many times as large as the combined spending of the seven so-called "rogue" states (Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria)?

15. The difference in income per head between the richest nation and the poorest nation in 1750 was about 5 to 1. Today the difference between the richest nation and the poorest nation is what?

16. Of the 6.2 billion people in the world today, how many live on less than $1 per day, and how many live on less than $2 per day?

17. The richest 1% in the world receive as much income as what percentage of the poorest?

18. The Congress under President Bush has been more generous in helping poor countries than under President Clinton. In 2003, the US increased official development assistance to poor countries by one-fifth. Where does the US contribution rank in the top 22 countries in proportion to our economy?

19. Americans give how much per day in government assistance to poor countries?

20. Americans spend how much on soft drinks each day?

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2005
8:45 am
[mage423]
more signs of inpending doom ha ha
Updated: 07:10 AM EST
Photos Show Climate Change; Ministers Meet in U.K.
Mount Kilimanjaro Shows No Snowcap for First Time in 11,000 Years
By Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

AP file
Mount Kilimanjaro's lost 80 percent of its ice fields in the past century.

LONDON (March 14) - A photo of Mount Kilimanjaro stripped of its snowcap for the first time in 11,000 years will be used as dramatic testimony for action against global warming as ministers from the world's biggest polluters meet Tuesday.

Gathering in London for a two-day brainstorming session on the environment agenda of Britain's presidency of the Group of Eight rich nations, the environment and energy ministers from 20 countries will be handed a book containing the stark image of Africa's tallest mountain, among others.

''This is a wake-up call and an unequivocal message that a low-carbon global economy is necessary, achievable and affordable,'' said Steve Howard of the Climate Group charity which organized the book and an associated exhibition.

''We are breaking climate change out of the environment box. This crisis affects all of us. This is a global challenge and we need real leadership to address these major problems -- and these ministers can give that leadership,'' he told Reuters.
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The pictures include one of Kilimanjaro almost bare of its icecap because of global warming, and coastal defenses in the Marshall Islands threatened with swamping from rising sea levels.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has vowed to make climate change and Africa the twin targets of Britain's presidencies of both the G8 and European Union this year -- bringing both to the fore at a summit meeting in Gleneagles in Scotland in July.

The Kyoto Protocol on cutting emissions of greenhouse gases came into force in February but is still shunned by the world's biggest emitter, the United States, and puts scant limits on China, rising fast up the ranks.

INFORMAL INFORMATION EXCHANGE

Senior officials from both countries will be at the London meeting, whose main thrust is how to achieve the environmental Holy Grail of a sustainably growing low carbon economy.

''There is an attempt to draw the United States in after its refusal to sign Kyoto,'' said a spokeswoman for environmental pressure group Greenpeace.

''It is very sensitive given that the developing countries are trying to climb the development curve and the developed countries must not be seen to be doing anything to hold them back,'' she told Reuters.

A senior official at Britain's Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which is co-organizing the meeting -- the first of environment and energy ministers from developed and developing nations -- said the aim was to find common ground.

''This is a chance for people to get together and by not forcing them to negotiate a very concrete outcome ... allow them to explore common interests,'' she said.

''There are plenty of technologies out there which we can deploy which can help with that shift (to a low-carbon economy) straight away. We know that energy efficiency can already deliver huge carbon savings at a net benefit to our society,'' she told Reuters.

British think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research has proposed a multi-tiered approach, calling for progressively deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by rich nations but more flexible commitments from the developing world.

These should be made against the backdrop of long-term efforts to take Kyoto -- with the United States and Australia aboard in some form -- beyond the end of its first phase in 2012, it said.
Monday, March 14th, 2005
1:35 pm
[ecstacykat]
Saliva in the news.. YIKES>>>>
THE SALVIA DIVINORUM OBSERVER
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Saturday, March 12, 2005 / volume 3 number 9
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The Salvia divinorum Research and Information Center (SDRIC)
http://sagewisdom.org

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POSSESSION OF SALVIA DIVINORUM AND SALVINORIN A IS NOW ILLEGAL IN ITALY
The Italian Ministry of Health has placed Salvia divinorum and salvinorin A
in "Tabella 1" of the Tabelle Sostanze Stupefacenti o Psicotrope (Italy's
list of prohibited drugs). It is now illegal to possess these substances in
Italy. An ordinance issued last year only prohibited the sale of Salvia
divinorum and salvinorin A.

Tabella I:
http://www.ministerosalute.it/medicinali/stupefacenti/sezApprofondimento_stu
.jsp?id=46&label=tab



LOUISIANA STATE HOUSE BILL 20 SEEKS TO MAKE SALVIA DIVINORUM ILLEGAL
On February 25, 2005, Representative Michael G. Strain (R) introduced House
Bill 20 to the Louisiana State Legislature. This bill seeks to make it
illegal to possess, manufacture, or distribute hallucinogenic plants that
are intended for human consumption. The text of the bill includes a list of
40 species in its definition of the term "hallucinogenic plant." Only a few
of the plants and fungi listed contain compounds that are controlled
substances. Some of the plants are quite obscure, some are commonly grown as
ornamentals, and some are not actually hallucinogenic. Salvia divinorum is
one of the plants listed. The proposed penalty for possession would be
imprisonment with or without hard labor for not more than five years and, in
addition, a possible fine of up to $5,000. The proposed penalty for
manufacture or distribution would be imprisonment with or without hard labor
for not less than two years nor more than 10 years and, in addition, a
possible fine of up to $20,000.

Text of HB 20:
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=288583

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Saturday, February 26th, 2005
11:20 am
[mage423]
Figured Id repost this...
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/eliade.htm
no dont go to link its below. HA ha i didnt cut and paste kick me out!

Romanian-born historian of religion, fiction writer, and one of the pre-eminent interpreters of world religion in this century. Eliade was an intensely prolific author of fiction and non-fiction alike, publishing over 1,300 pieces over 60 years. He earned international fame with LE MYTHE DE L'ÉTERNAL RETOUR (1949, The Myth of the Eternal Return), an interpretation of religious symbols and imagery. Eliade was much interested in the world of the unconscious. The central theme in his novels was erotic love.

"In archaic and traditional societies, the surrounding world is conceived as a microcosms. At the limits of this closed world begins the domain of the unknown, of the formless. On this side there is ordered - because of inhabited and organized - space; on the other, outside this familiar space, there is the unknown and dangerous region of the demons, the ghosts, and the dead and foreigners - in a world, chaos or death or night. This image of an inhabited microcosm, surrounded by desert regions as a chaos or a kingdom of the dead, has survived even in highly evolved civilizations such as those of China, Mesopotamia and Egypt." (from Images and Symbols, 1952)


Mircea Eliade was born in Bucharest, Romania, as the son of Georghe (Ieremia) Eliade, an army officer. He had changed, according to Eliade, his name from Ieremia to Eliade due to his admiration for the writer Eliade-Radulescu. The family moved from Bucharest to Rimnicu-Sarat and later to Cernavoda. "In my memory," Eliade wrote in his autobiography, "that time spent there between the Danube and the brick-colored calcinated hills, where wild roses and tiny flowers with pale dry petals grew, is always lighted with sunshine." At school he was interested in biology and chemistry, and he had his own small laboratory. He read much, and increased this time reading books by sleeping only five-six hours. While collecting material in Italy for his study on Renaissance philosophers, he read Surendranath Dasgupta's work A History of Indian Philosophy, which impressed him deeply. After graduating in philosophy at Bucharest in 1928, he studied in India under Dasgupta (1885-1952) at the University of Calcutta. Eliade was a talented student, but his relationship with Sasgupta become strained when he fell in love with Dasgupta's daughter Maitreya. During this period he wrote the erotic novel ISABEL SI APELE DIAVOLULUI (1930).


His experiences in the Himalayas, at Swami Shivananda's ashram, where he went to meditate, Eliade depicted in the novel MAITREYI (1933), which became a success. Eliade considered his tantric experiments in the Himalayas with the South African Jenny a proof that he had not understood India. "My vocation was culture, not sainthood." After military service Eliade took his doctorate in 1933 - his thesis dealt with the history of yogic techniques. In the same year Eliade was appointed associate professor in the faculty of letters at Bucharest University. In 1934 he married Nina Mares; she died of cancer in 1944. After publishing DOMNISOARA CHRISTINA (1936) Eliade was accused of pornography and dismissed from his office for a short time. The protagonist in the novel, based on Rumanian folk stories, was a strigoi, a ghost or vampire. The story dealt with the meaning of erotic life and death in human life.


In the 1930s and 1940s Eliade published several works of fiction. The unifying element of Eliade's early fiction is a strong, autobiographical bent. Isabel si apele diavolui was a thinly disguised story of a love affair between a European man and an Indian girl. In INTOARCEREA DIN RAI (1934) and HULIGANII (1935) the author went beyond his personal self, and depicted the 20th-century reincarnations of the older 'nihilists'. The 'hooligan' in the title referred to a person, who is guided by his inner visions and youthful energy, and who doesn't approve of the rules or beliefs of the outside world. LUMINA CE SE STINGE (1934) was an experimental novel using a Joycean stream-of-consciousness technique. Eliade's growing interest in the supernatural was seen in Domnisoara Christina, SARPELE (1937) and SECRETUL DOCTORULUI HONIGBERGER (1940, Two Tales of the Occult), which included the tales 'Nopti la Serampore' and 'Secretul doctorului Honigberger'. The title of the book referred to Dr. J.M. Honigberger, writer of the book Thirty-five Years in the East (1952).


In 1938 Nae Ionescu, professor at the faculty of philosophy, was arrested and Eliade was dismissed as his assistent. Ionescu was accused of being member of the Iron Guard, an extreme-right-wing Romanian organization, anti-Semitic, with Nazi sympathies. Soon also Eliade was arrested and he spent a short time in a concentration camp. From 1940 Eliade worked as a Romanian cultural attaché in London and in Lisbon (1941-44). After WW II he did not return to his home country, but held posts at various European universities. He lectured at the Sorbonne and taught for a while at the École des Hautes Ètudes and elsewhere. His friends during this period included Eugène Ionesco, Georges Dumèzil, and Georges Bataille. In 1950 he married Christinel Cotrescu. The Forbidden Forest, which Eliade considered his major novel, appeared in 1954.


Eliade started to write The Myth of the Eternal Return in 1945, in the aftermath of World War II, when Europe was in ruins, and Communism was conquering Eastern European countries. The essay dealt with mankind's experience of history and time, especially the conceptions of being and reality. According to Eliade, in modern times people have lost their contact with natural cycles, known in traditional societies. Eliade saw that for human beings their inner, unhistorical world, and its meanings, were crucial. Behind historical processes are archaic symbols. Belief in a linear progress of history is typical for the Christian world view, which counters the tyranny of history with the idea of God, but in the archaic world of archetypes and repetition the tyranny of history is accepted. Stoics created from the concept of the eternal cycle a theory which embraced the whole universe. Eliade contrasts the Western linear view of time with the Eastern cyclical world view. In the 19th century Nietzsche's criticism of Christian dogmas brought back the idea of the eternal cycle to Western discussion. These ideas were further developed by Oswald Spengler in his study The Decline of the West (1918-1922).


Eliade's major theoretical and scholarly works in the 1940s and 1950s include TRAITE D'HISTOIRE DES RELIGIONS (1949, Patterns of Comparative Religion), Le mythe de l'éternel retrour, and MYTHES, RÉVES ET MYSTÈRES (1957, Myths, Dreams, and Mysteries ). HISTOIRE DES CROYANCES ET DES IDÉES RELIGIEUSES (3 vols. 1976-1983, A History of Religious Ideas) has been called the synthesis of Eliade's work as a scholar. "The breadth and depth of Eliade's learning," wrote Roger Corless, "which astonished all who met him, his reverence toward the tradition he studied, and his intense, infectious enthusiasm, were an assurance that, if anyone could find what was religious about religion(s), he could. I believe the record shows that he could not. As a result, we now know a great deal more about religion(s) and we can ask totally new questions about it/them." ('Building on Eliade's Magnificent Failure, in Changing Religious Worlds: The Meaning and End of Mircea Eliade, ed. by Bryan S. Rennie, 2000).


In 1956 Eliade joined the faculty of the University of Chicago. Eliade remained in the United States until his death on April 23, 1986. Five years later the Divinity School of the University of Chicago became, dramatically, the scene of Ioan Culianu's death. Culianu - the professor of the history of religion, Eliade's professional heir - was killed in the restroom. He suspected that - allegedly - Eliade had been associated with the Iron Guard. After Eliade's death he started to develop his own theory of history. (see Eros, Magic, and the Murder of Professor Culianu by Ted Anton, 1997)


A central theme in Eliade's works was that the archaic religions made sacred the world in a fashion no longer available. Through the understanding of the relationship between the sacred and the profane it is possible to begin to understand the world of the past. Eliade's creative hermeneutics has received considerable criticism, and it has been said that his "main position is shrouded in ambiguities". Claude-Henri Rocquet has suggested the reader of Eliade is involved in "a hermeneutics without end, since even as we read Eliade, we are interpreting him, just as he is interpreting some Iranian symbol".


Eliade was a Christian and Jungian - he met Carl Jung for the first time in 1950, and two years later he interviewed Jung at the Eranos Conference. "The modern world is desacralized," Jung said in the interview, "that is why it is in a crisis. Modern man must rediscover a deeper source of his own spiritual life." Also Eliade's works, such as Myths, Dreams and Mysteries, and ASPECTS DU MYTHE (1963, Myth and Reality), stressed the relevance of ancient religions for contemporary man. However, Jung insisted that the images of archaic man are much closer to the European and American psyche than Eliade admitted. Eliade later stopped using the term "archetype", which is familiar from Jung's works, in order to avoid Jungian and other misinterpretations.


In LE SACRÉ ET LE PROFANE (1959, The Sacred and the Profane) Eliade argued that "the manifestation of the sacred ontologically founds the world." The traditional man, 'homo religiosus', had a strong will to live within the sacred.or near the sacred objects. A sacred place possesses an unique existential value for religious man, but for nonreligious man, space is neutral. Although modern man seems to experience the world completely as profane, ancient myths, taboos, and rituals still nourish life in the West, but in a corrupted form.


According to Eliade, shamanism is "one of the archaic techniques of ecstasy - at once mysticism, magic, and 'religion' in the broadest sense of the term". He wanted to restrict the term 'shaman' to those who went into trances and who would address the tribe through a spirit or would visit the spirit world and return. James Frazer described bluntly the evidence of superhuman powers in The Golden Bough (1890) as spurious, but Eliade himself was convinced that shamanism had a paranormal component. In Shamanism (1968) he argued that epics of ancient poets and certain kinds of fairy tales derive from ecstatic journeys and mystical flights. Throughout his life Eliade believed that there are things in life that cannot be explained.


In his novels Eliade used the conventional repertory of fantasy: vampires, serpents, ghosts, time warp, searches for immortality. Most of Eliade's postwar fiction dealt with the hidden world behind everyday reality. Among his masterpieces is FORÊT INTERDITE (1955, The Forbidden Forest), which appeared in English in 1978. PE STRADA MANTULEASA (1968, The Old Man and the Bureaucrats) is an allusive and symbolic novella in which a schoolteacher detained for questioning by Communist authorities beguiles his captors with stories, as the enslaved Sheherazade in The Arabian Nights.

For further reading: Mircea Eliade and the Dialectic of the Sacred by T.J.J. Altizer (1963); Myths & Symbols, ed. by J.K. Kitagawa and C. Long (1969); The Role of Myth in Religion: a Study of Mircea Eliade's Phenomenology of Religion by G.R. Slater (1973); Mircea Eliade and the Dialectic of the Sacred by Thomas J. Altizer (1975); Structure and Creativity in Religion by D. Allen (1977); L'herméneutique de Mircea Eliade by A. Marino (1981); Imagination and Meaning, ed. by N. Girardot and M.L. Ricketts (1982); Mircea Eliade: The Romanian Roots, 1907-1945 by Mac Linscott Ricketts (1988); Waiting for the Dawn, ed. by David Carrasco and Jane Marie Law (1991); Reading and Responding to Mircea Eliade's History of Religious Ideas by John R. Mason (1993); Mircea Eliade's Vision for a New Humanism by David Cave, John David Cave (1995); Reconstructing Eliade by Bryan S. Rennie (1996); Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliade by Douglas Allen (1998); The Politics of Myth by Robert S. Ellwood (1999); Changing Religious Worlds: The Meaning and End of Mircea Eliade, ed. by Bryan S. Rennie (2000)


Selected works:

ISABEL SI APELE DIAVOLULUI, 1930

LUMINA CE SE STINGE, 1931

SOLILOQUII, 1932

INTR-O MANASTIRE DIN HIMALAYA, 1932

The Comparative History of Yoga Techniques, 1933 (doctoral thesis)

MAITREYI, 1933

OCEANOGRAFIE, 1934

INTOARCEREA DIN RAI, 1934

INDIA, 1934

LUMINA CE SE STINGE, 1934

ALCHIMIA ASIATICAM 1934

HULIGANII, 1935

YOGA: ESSAI SUIR LES ORIGINES DE LA MYSTIQUE INDIENNE, 1936 - Yoga: Essay on the Origins of Indian Mysticism

DOMNISOARA CHRISTINE, 1936

SARPELE, 1937

COSMOLOGIE SI ALCHIMIE BABILONIANA, 1937

NUNTÁ ÍN CER, 1938

FRAGMENTARIUM, 1939

SECRETUL DOCTORULUI HONIGBERGER, 1940 - Two Tales of the Occult / Two Strange Tales

MITUL REINTEGRARII, 1942

SALAZAR SI REVOLUTIA PORTUGALIA, 1942

COMENTARII LA LEGENDA MESTERULUI MANOLE, 1943

INSULA LUI EUTHANASIUS, 1943

OS ROMENOS, LATINOS, DO ORIENTE, 1943

TECHNIQUES DU YOGA, 1948

LE MYTHE DE L'ÉTERNEL RETOUR, 1949 - The Myth of the Eternal Return - Ikuisen paluun myytti

TRAITÈ D'HISTOIRE DES RELIGIONS, 1949 - Patterns in Comparative Religion

LE CHAMANISME ET LES TECHNOQUES ARCHAÏQUES DE L'EXTASE, 1951 - Shamanism: Archaic Technoque of Ecstacy

IPHIGENIA, 1951

IMAGES ET SYMBOLES, 1952 - Images and Symbols

LE YOGA: IMMORTALITÈ ET LIBERTÈ, 1952 - Yoga, Immortality and Freedom

LA FORÊT INTERDITE, 1954 - The Forbidden Forest

FORGERONS ET ALCHIMISTES, 1956 - The Forge and the Crucible

NUVELE, 1963

MYTHES, RÉVES ET MYSTÈRES, 1957 - Myths, Dreams, and Mysteries

LE SACRÉ ET LE PROFANE, 1959 - The Sacred and the Profane (trans. by Willard Trask) - Pyhä ja profaani (suom. Teuvo Laitila)

NAISSANCES MYSTIQUES, 1959 - Birth and Rebirth

MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS ET L'ANDROGYNE, 1962 - The Two and the One

PATANJALI ET LA YOGA, 1962 - Patanjali and Yoga

NUVELE, 1963

ASPECTS DU MYTHE, 1963 - Myth and Reality

AMINTIRI: I, MANSARDA (1966)

From Primitives to Zen, 1967

Shamanism, 1968

PE STRADA MANTULEASA, 1968 - La vieil homme et l'officier (1977) - The Old Man and the Bureaucrats

LA TIGÁNAGI, 1969

Fantastic Tales, 1969

The Quest: History and Meaning in Religion, 1969

DE ZALMOXIS À GENGIS-KHAN, 1970 - Zalmosis: The Vanishing God

Australian Religions, 1973

FRAGMENTS D'UN JOURNAL, 1973 - No Souvenirs

Occultism, Witchcraft and Cultural Fashions, 1976

DIE PELERINE, 1976

ed.: HISTOIRE DES CROYANCES ET DES IDÉES RELIGIEUSES, 1976 (vol. 1) - A History of Religious Ideas, vol. 1

ed.: HISTOIRE DES CROYANCES ET DES IDÉES RELIGIEUSES, 1978 (vol. 2) - A History of Religious Ideas, vol. 2

NOUASPREZECE TRANDAFIRI, 1980

MÉMOIRES (1907-1937), 1980 - Autobiography: Vol. I

Ordeal by Layrinth, 1982

ed.: HISTOIRE DES CROYANCES ET DES IDÉES RELIGIEUSES, 1983 (vol. 3) - A History of Religious Ideas, vol. 3

Two Strange Tales, 1986

The Encyclopedia of Religion, Vol. 1, 1986

PELERINA, 1988 - Youth without Youth and Other Novellas

Autobiography: 1937-1960, 1988

Journal III: 1970-1978, 1989

Autobiography: 1907-1937, 1990 (paperback)

Journal I: 1945-1955, 1990

Journal IV: 1979-1985, 1990

The Eliade Guiden to World Religions, 1991

Mystic Stories, 1992

Encyclopedia of Religion, Vols. 1 & 2 bound in 1 book, Vol 1, 1993

Bengal Nights, 1994

The Harpercollins Concise Guide to World Religions, 2000 (with Ioan P. Culianu, Hillary S. Wiesner)






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Current Mood: aggravated
Friday, February 25th, 2005
8:04 pm
[mage423]
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Saturday, February 12th, 2005
4:25 pm
[ecstacykat]
How much is enough?!
A Social Justice Quiz
Twenty Questions By BILL QUIGLEY

1. In 1968 the minimum wage was $1.60 per hour. How much would the minimum wage be today if it had kept pace with inflation?

2. In 1965, CEOs in major companies made 24 times more than the average worker. In 2003, CEOs earned how many times more than the average worker?

3. The US is composed of 3,066 counties. In how many of the nation's 3,066 counties can someone who works full-time and earns the federal minimum wage afford to pay rent and utilities on a one-bedroom apartment?

4. How much must the typical US worker must earn per hour hour if they dedicate 30% of their income to housing costs.

5. How many million workers in the US earn poverty-level wages of less than $8.20 an hour?

6. What are Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Tennessee?

7. What are Delaware, Hawaii, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia?

8. In 2001, the average financial wealth for black householders was about what % of the average for white households?

9. The median financial wealth for blacks is how much of the corresponding figure for whites?

10. Over the entire 28 year history of the Berlin Wall, 287 people perished trying to cross it. In the ten years since the Clinton administration implemented the current U.S. border strategy with Mexico, how many people have died trying to cross?

11. Where does the US rank worldwide in the imprisonment of its citizens?

12. In 2004, the direct reported US military budget was how much for each second of the year?

13. In 2003, the US military budget was how many times larger than the Chinese budget, the second largest spender?

14. In 2003, the US military budget was how many times as large as the combined spending of the seven so-called "rogue" states (Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria)?

15. The difference in income per head between the richest nation and the poorest nation in 1750 was about 5 to 1. Today the difference between the richest nation and the poorest nation is what?

16. Of the 6.2 billion people in the world today, how many live on less than $1 per day, and how many live on less than $2 per day?

17. The richest 1% in the world receive as much income as what percentage of the poorest?

18. The Congress under President Bush has been more generous in helping poor countries than under President Clinton. In 2003, the US increased official development assistance to poor countries by one-fifth. Where does the US contribution rank in the top 22 countries in proportion to our economy?

19. Americans give how much per day in government assistance to poor countries?

20. Americans spend how much on soft drinks each day?

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2:00 am
[ecstacykat]
this is some advice i gave someone else on keeping feelings achored figured post it here too
if this is a feeling you enJoy. You should give your self a tap somewhere. so you can bring that feeling up when ever its useful to you. like rubbing your knee in a circle,
or making a cross with your finger or crossing your finger. anything works. it will help remind you. just keep doing it while your doing whatever it is., or whatever your feeling. but focus on only doing this with postive things. you can ever write alot of sentences down like. how will it feel when i am able to ____? Won't it feel wonderful when i get____ accomplished like i accomplished___? and this can be anything from riding a bike to flying a kite. write all sorts of postive things and goals you'd like to accomplish and think about the feelings you get from each type of experience and try to relate something you've already accoplished and was easy for you to do. every skill/thing/experience in life can be your if you only use your brain correctly.
same thing with removing feelings you dont like.
you take the bad put it in a box, think of something you like/love feel good about and then put it in a box then put the boxes into one. with or without using your hands. doing an achoring like that. will actually produce postive effects.
1:53 am
[ecstacykat]
thank you mind_inside
this is a cut and paste from the journal mind_inside
this human is very wise. This is information right on my tip....


WHY?  Foolish, unruly little children!  Drink Ayahuasca FIRST, then find it in yourself to judge!  (think that's a strange approach?  How do you think it came into legal status in Brasil???)


FUCK YOU GONZALES. 


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White House Seeks Ban on Religious Tea


27 minutes ago White House - AP WASHINGTON - The Bush administration asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to block a New Mexico church from using hallucinogenic tea that the government contends is illegal and potentially dangerous. The appeal from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales argues that a lower court was wrong to allow the Brazil-based O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal to import and use the hoasca tea as part of its religious services. "The court's decision has mandated that the federal government open the nation's borders to the importation, circulation and usage of a mind-altering hallucinogen and threatens to inflict irreparable harm on international cooperation in combating transnational narcotics trafficking," the filing states. The church, which has about 140 members in the United States and 8,000 worldwide, said the herbal brew is a central sacrament in its religious practice, which is a blend of Christian beliefs and traditions rooted in the Amazon basin. The group has won several rounds at the lower courts, most recently at the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (news - web sites) in November. In December, the Supreme Court lifted a temporary stay that allowed the church to immediately use the tea after its court victories. The Justice Department (news - web sites) had argued they should be blocked from doing so until it filed a formal appeal, which it did Thursday. If the high court agrees to hear the case, it won't be heard until next term. The church's U.S. operations are based in Santa Fe, N.M.
Monday, February 7th, 2005
5:31 am
[ecstacykat]
1st post
apparently i can not invite everyone i had planned to invite all at once.

but when people start showing up or rejecting or accepting invites.. im assuming it will be sorta slow..
but for now.....

Waves hands,
Hello anyone whos around... I really like plants and mushroom hunting. I have a green house and a massive seed collection. I woud love to communicate with anyone who is also into enthogens..Magick, magik or sewing.. Peace.
how many diffrents schools of magic
what levels of magic are there? which would you say you apply to more? can you add to the list? will you?!
hindu
bodisatva
yogis
shamanism,
mage
magicans,
gnostics(christian mystics)
chaos magic,
Quabala,
christian scientist,
individuals who imbrace elements
physics,
mediums,
neo-pagans
occultist,
spirtualists
woman magic, cursing, curing, small magics that no one talks about but everyone does, what is the name for that sorta magic?
tao's magicains..
teams that are trained to deal with kami
wisdom (wicca)
pagans, dark magic
white magic
discordians,
chaosmagicans
nlp
druids
druidic lore


just a topic to start with to see where everyones at, what they are into.. what they want to know more about or, what they can Share.. Peace
Sunday, February 6th, 2005
5:54 am
[holomos]
Nice to have a place to meet on the web
Thanks again Ecstacykat you Rock!
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