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May 22nd, 2007 - ARTIST: RICHARD LAZZARA
ART GALLERY BOULDER COLORADO USA

shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-22 09:15
Subject: WordPress Database Backup
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Originally developed by Skippy, this plugin found its way into core WordPress installations starting with version 2.0. The lead developers decided to un-bundle it from WordPress starting with version 2.1. Skippyâ™s doing other things now, so he offered to pass on maintenance of this plugin to someone else. I happened to ask first, so here it is.
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WordPress Database Backup

Originally developed by Skippy, this plugin found its way into core WordPress installations starting with version 2.0. The lead developers decided to un-bundle it from WordPress starting with version 2.1. Skippyâ™s doing other things now, so he offered to pass on maintenance of this plugin to someone else. I happened to ask first, so here it is.

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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-22 09:18
Subject: Shiva Samhita
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The Shiva Samhita
translated by James Mallinson ⢠192 pages ⢠6 x 9 ⢠photos ⢠index

This affordable, critical edition of the Shiva Samhita contains a new introduction, the original Sanskrit, a new English translation, nine full-page photographs, and an index. It includes beautiful teachings found nowhere else.
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Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Chakras, Kundalini
The Shiva Samhita

translated by James Mallinson ⢠192 pages ⢠6 x 9 ⢠photos ⢠index

This affordable, critical edition of the Shiva Samhita contains a new introduction, the original Sanskrit, a new English translation, nine full-page photographs, and an index. It includes beautiful teachings found nowhere else.

Here are some of the Internet stores that carry the Shiva Samhita. Stores without a two-letter country code are located in the United States. To compare prices, search for ISBN 0971646651 at AddALL, BestBookDeal, Bublos.com, or FetchBook.Info.
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-22 09:27
Subject: http://www.dreammanifesto.com/can-quantum-theory-help-us-understand-consciousness.html
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A Spectrum of Opinions
This book presents a spectrum of opinions, models and theories as well as some experimental evidence to elucidate the various approaches within this on-going scientific debate. It will enable readers to decide for themselves which hypotheses and which directions of study appear most promising. The underlying assumption made by the editor of this volume is that consciousness should be understood using the combined intellectual potential of modern physics and the life sciences.

Contributions have been gathered from a number of scientists representing a spectrum of disciplines taking a biophysics-based approach to consciousness. In their attempts to identify and understand the roots of consciousness, the authors variously exploit experimental, theoretical and even philosophical approaches.

The volume begins with a general overview written jointly by Nancy Woolf and Jack Tuszynski. This includes a detailed synopsis of the further contributions, together with a

Can Quantum Theory Help Us Understand Consciousness?

By Jack Tuszynski in Scientific Background on May 21st, 2007 / No Comments

Consciousness, once a topic alluded to only by philosophers and, occasionally, theologians, has - in the past 20 years or so - migrated into the domain of science and rational analysis. But this does not mean to say that conscious experience is now understood in the way that we understand other natural phenomena that were once attributed to otherworldly causes - earthquakes or solar eclipses, for example.

The volume begins with a general overview written jointly by Nancy Woolf and Jack Tuszynski. This includes a detailed synopsis of the further contributions, together with a few words about the â˜allegiancesâ™ of their authors in the ongoing debate.

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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-22 09:32
Subject: Evolution of Life-C
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OAK:Magister Templi shows how modern science and chaos theory are compatable with advanced metaphysical concepts. This is the OAK 1st Degree study material. Science is not in conflict with paranormal and supernatural activitities.


The Evolution of Life-C
Sunday, May 20 2007 


There is a tremendous amount of energy that controls and directs the cellular functions. This is something that exists astrally in the electron cloud that surrounds the cell and determines its function. This bion is a rudimentary âœLife Awarenessâ. When the cell is destroyed or stressed this bion is released as a free particle that can attach to other cells. It is a free floating bit of life energy.

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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-22 11:39
Subject: fossilised jawbone of the oldest whale yet discovered
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The ocean it once inhabited was destroyed when the Indian continent collided with Asia, creating the Himalayan mountains.
This, they believe, shows that the first whales swam in rivers, estuaries and oceans in search of fish, as well as spending time on land. Modern whales have become entirely adapted to ocean life, but have retained the need to breathe.
Monday, December 21, 1998 Published at 23:51 GMT


Sci/Tech

Oldest whale fossil confirms amphibious origins

Whales once lived on land, only dipping into the ocean for food

The fossilised jawbone of the oldest whale yet discovered has confirmed the theory that the giant sea mammals' ancestors were amphibians. They rested and reproduced on land but dived into rivers and the ocean to fish for food.

The jawbone, complete with teeth, is 53.5m years old - 3.5m years older than previous record holder - and was found in the Simla Hills of northern India.


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Oldest whale fossil confirms amphibious origins


The jawbone, complete with teeth, is 53.5m years old - 3.5m years older than previous record holder - and was found in the Simla Hills of northern India.



[ image: Chemical analysis revealed whales swam in both rivers and the sea]
Chemical analysis revealed whales swam in both rivers and the sea
The rock layer which yielded the jawbone is littered with oyster shells and was deposited in a shallow ocean that once separated India and Asia. This is significant because the previous oldest-known whale fossil, unearthed in Pakistan, lay buried with the remains of only land mammals.



[ image: Whales were land animals tempted back into the sea by plentiful fish]
Whales were land animals tempted back into the sea by plentiful fish
This, they believe, shows that the first whales swam in rivers, estuaries and oceans in search of fish, as well as spending time on land. Modern whales have become entirely adapted to ocean life, but have retained the need to breathe.

The ocean it once inhabited was destroyed when the Indian continent collided with Asia, creating the Himalayan mountains.
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-22 12:35
Subject: Wadia Institute Himalayan Geology
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The Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology carries out basic research in Himalayan Geology and related fields which includes geodynamic evolution, mountain building processes, geoenvironment and mineral resources. The research activities of the Institute are conducted through time - bound project mode and the areas of its multi- disciplinary research are organised into the following four areas namely:

* Tectonophysics.
* Petrology & Geochemistry.
* Lithogenesis- Biostratigraphy.
* Earth Resources and Environment.
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The
Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology
carries
out basic research in Himalayan Geology and related
fields which includes geodynamic evolution, mountain
building processes, geoenvironment and mineral resources.
The research activities of the Institute are conducted
through time - bound project mode and the areas of its
multi- disciplinary research are organised into the
following four areas namely:


  • Tectonophysics.

  • Petrology
    & Geochemistry.

  • Lithogenesis-
    Biostratigraphy.

  • Earth
    Resources and Environment.


33,
Gen. Mahadev Singh Road, Dehra Dun - 248001 (INDIA)
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-22 12:48
Subject: Himalayas: Two continents collide
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About 225 million years ago, India was a large island still situated off the Australian coast, and a vast ocean (called Tethys Sea) separated India from the Asian continent. When Pangaea broke apart about 200 million years ago, India began to forge northward. By studying the history -- and ultimately the closing-- of the Tethys, scientists have reconstructed India's northward journey. About 80 million years ago, India was located roughly 6,400 km south of the Asian continent, moving northward at a rate of about 9 m a century. When India rammed into Asia about 40 to 50 million years ago, its northward advance slowed by about half. The collision and associated decrease in the rate of plate movement are interpreted to mark the beginning of the rapid uplift of the Himalayas.

Fifty kilometers north of Lhasa (the capital of Tibet), scientists found layers of pink sandstone containing grains of magnetic minerals (magnetite) that have recorded the pattern of the Earth's flip-flopping magnet
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Fifty kilometers north of Lhasa (the capital of Tibet), scientists found
layers of pink sandstone containing grains of magnetic minerals (magnetite)
that have recorded the pattern of the Earth's flip-flopping magnetic field.
These sandstones also contain plant and animal fossils that were deposited
when the Tethys Sea periodically flooded the region. The study of these
fossils has revealed not only their geologic age but also the type of environment
and climate in which they formed. For example, such studies indicate that
the fossils lived under a relatively mild, wet environment about 105 million
years ago, when Tibet was closer to the equator. Today, Tibet's climate
is much more arid, reflecting the region's uplift and northward shift of
nearly 2,000 km. Fossils found in the sandstone layers offer dramatic evidence
of the climate change in the Tibetan region due to plate movement over the
past 100 million years.

The Himalayas: Two continents collide
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-22 13:59
Subject: Roy DeForest Dies
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My teacher from NYSS.org visiting artist program.
Artist Roy DeForest Dies
May 21, 2007
Photo: Roy DeForest's portrait, side angle
Roy DeForest (from the late '60s-early '70s)

Editor's note: Roy DeForest's art can be viewed on campus and throughout the Bay Area.

Roy DeForest, who was born into a Nebraska farmworker family during the Great Depression and became one of the most important artists of his generation, died Friday following a brief illness. He was 77.
Photo: Roy DeForest's portrait, side angle

Artist Roy DeForest Dies

Editor's note: Roy DeForest's art can be viewed on campus and throughout the Bay Area.

Roy DeForest, who was born into a Nebraska farmworker family during the Great Depression and became one of the most important artists of his generation, died Friday following a brief illness. He was 77.

"The idea was to expose students to as many ways to make art as possible, and let them find their own way. It was an incredibly enriching experience -- and Roy was an absolutely major contributor."

DeForest also had a fiercely independent spirit, said George Adams, owner of the George Adams Gallery. "That spirit should remain a lesson to the younger art world," Adams said. "Roy always went his own way. He never looked over his shoulder to see what someone else was doing. He never did anything like anybody else."

Prominent American sculptor John Buck, a student and longtime friend of DeForest, called the artist "the champion of imagination."

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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-22 14:17
Subject: UCD colleagues mourn loss of 'magical person' whose work was full of surprises.
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UCD colleagues mourn loss of 'magical person' whose work was full of surprises.
By Kim Minugh - Bee Staff Writer
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Artist-professor Roy DeForest dies at 77

Friends and family of Roy DeForest struggled Monday to find the right words to describe the beloved artist, a man so wondrous and complex that simple words could not sum up his being.

Whimsical. Delightful. Charming, yet penetrating, intense and full of meaning.

DeForest joined the UC Davis art faculty as a lecturer in 1965, becoming a full professor in 1974 and retiring in 1992. During his early tenure, he became part of a core faculty that included Robert Arneson, Manuel Neri, Wayne Thiebaud and William Wiley. The heavyweights developed a national reputation for both the school and their own art.

"He wasn't self-conscious," said Gloria DeForest. "He didn't care about prestige. He just cared about making art."

"It was also very raw and emotive and imaginative," she said. "There's always kind of an emotional edge to it that gives it a meatier quality."

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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-22 14:48
Subject: Xinjiang factor in the new Silk Road
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The Xinjiang factor in the new Silk Road
By David Gosset

Because of endless reports on conflicts, trafficking, corruption, terrorism and extreme poverty, Central Asia's image is largely negative. When Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to US president Jimmy Carter, spoke about the "Eurasian Balkans" in his book The Grand Chessboard to describe Central Asia, he was contributing to a pejorative stereotype that does not reflect the complex reality, and certainly does not serve the interests of the people living between the Caspian Sea and the


Gobi Desert.

True, President Hamid Karzai's Afghanistan is far from stable, Pakistan's political situation is fragile, and post-Soviet Central Asia is in a difficult transition, but the region is certainly not in desperate chaos. If one can measure the constructive role played by Xinjiang in the middle of a new Silk Road, and put aside the irrelevant notion of a "Great Game", Central Asia appears as a so
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The Xinjiang factor in the new Silk
Road
By David Gosset
A part of the People's
Republic of China, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous
region is too often the blind spot of most of the
analyses on Central Asia. However, China has
always played a key role in Inner Asia. During the
early period of its prosperous Tang Dynasty (AD
618-907), the Chinese Empire extended so far as to
neighbor what is now Iran, enveloping modern Zapol
in Iran's Sistan province. Li Bai (701-762),
arguably the greatest Chinese poet, was born near
Tokmok between Bishkek and Issyk Kul lake in
today's Kyrgyzstan, and the generous poems of the
"Drunken Immortal" (Jiu Xian) are often inspired
by the infinite space of High Asia. Chinese
students can recite the beautiful verse, "Above
the Tianshan Mount the bright moon arises / and
among an immense sea of clouds she flies" (ming
yue chu Tianshan / cangmang yun hai jian
).
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-22 14:52
Subject: View of Ancient Silk Route, Ladakh by Subhash Ranjan
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 23] (129)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-16
Categories: Transportation
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-21 11:49
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This serpiginious road is the famous ancient silk route which connected central Asia with India for trade purpose once upon a time. It is believed that Buddhism travelled all the way to China & SE Asia via this route. One can still find Mongolian double hump bactrian camels in Nubra valley on this route.

This picture has been clicked from the altitude of 17,000 feet above sea level on our way to Khardung La highest motorable pass on the silk route. Far is the Leh valley with Zanskar mountain ranges at horizon.
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View of Ancient Silk Route, Ladakh

View of Ancient Silk Route, Ladakh
This serpiginious road is the famous ancient silk route which connected central Asia with India for trade purpose once upon a time. It is believed that Buddhism travelled all the way to China & SE Asia via this route. One can still find Mongolian double hump bactrian camels in Nubra valley on this route.

This picture has been clicked from the altitude of 17,000 feet above sea level on our way to Khardung La highest motorable pass on the silk route. Far is the Leh valley with Zanskar mountain ranges at horizon.
Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan)
Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 23]
(129)
TrekLens


Photos: Earth >> Asia >> India >> North >> Jammu and Kashmir >> Leh

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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-22 15:05
Subject: kali mandir
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Kali Mandir
P.O. 4700
Laguna Beach, CA
92652
(949)-494-1906
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Enter the main shrine of Ma Dakshineswari Kali of Laguna Beach
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It is customary to first visit the shrine with an offering for Ma. So, imagine that you've just left your shoes -- and your worries -- outside. With a flower in your hand, a prayer on your lips, and a child's love in your heart, prepare to enter the shrine of Sri Ma Dakshineswari Kali. >>>
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