Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

Paper Kaleidoscope


3D Hand

Detail of Upper Half of Disillusion by Francesco Queirolo

An Italian late 19th century carved white marble sculpture of a young girl
by Quintilio Corbellini, Milano
depicted standing by a tree stump, wearing a heart necklace and loose dress, on a circular base signed to the top Q.lio Corbellini/ Milano25cm wide, 43cm deep, 97cm high (9.5in wide, 16.5in deep, 38in high).

Lot 209
by Quintilio Corbellini, Milano
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 13,000 - 20,000


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Planetary nebula are the remains of a star that didn't quite supernova. The star blew off its outer layers of gas into space as its core collapsed into a white dwarf. It contains hydrogen, helium, oxygen, sulfur, and other heavy elements but nothing much past carbon. These stars were not massive enough to produce anything heavier.

The different shapes of the nebula could come from a number of factors. It is believed that some may be caused by large planets, brown dwarfs, or stars shaping the star's explosion through gravity. Magnetic fields and rotation rates of the stars may also provide some disturbance of the star to create the interesting shapes.


Witch Head







A police officer told today how a shark guided him to a rescue boat after he had drifted helplessly in the Pacific Ocean for 15 weeks.

Mr Toakai Teitoi’s brother-in-law had perished from dehydration and the 41-year-old policeman knew it was only a matter of time before he, too, succumbed to the elements.

But he said today that two unexpected events led to his eventual rescue – a tropical downpour that provided him with drinking water and the extraordinary encounter with the shark.

‘Just as I was giving up all hope of being rescued after one boat had passed me by in the distance something very strange happened,’ Mr Teitoi said after being brought ashore in the Marshall Islands by the fishing boat which found him.

‘I was cowering from the sun under a piece of cloth I had stretched across the front of the boat when I felt a big bump, followed by some scratching.

‘I looked over the side and saw a six-foot shark circling my boat, but it was mainly bumping against the hull.

‘It definitely caught my attention because I had been fast asleep. Then, because I was now awake, I looked around me and saw the stern of a ship.

‘I couldn’t believe my eyes. I could just make out the crew who were looking at me through binoculars.

‘Of course I was able to wave frantically at them and they came and picked me up. If that shark hadn’t nudged me awake the crew of the boat might have thought I wasn’t in trouble and might have carried on sailing past me.’

Mr Teitoi told his extraordinary story after being treated for exhaustion and dehydration in Majuro in the Marshall Islands.

He and his brother-in-law had flown from their home on the island of Maiana to the Kiribati capital of Tarawa so that Mr Teitoi could be sworn in as a policeman.

By a curious coincidence, following the swearing-in ceremony, he watched a film depicting a true story about four men from Kiribati who had been lost at sea, with only two surviving after they were washed ashore in American Samoa six weeks later.

When it was time for Mr Teito and his brother-in-law, Ielu Falaile, 52, to return to their home they boarded a 15ft wooden boat for what should have been a two hour voyage.

They stopped to fish along the way and then dozed off – and when they awoke they found they had drifted out of sight of Maiana. Soon afterwards, they ran out of fuel.

‘We had plenty of food and we could catch fish, but the problem was there was nothing to drink,’ said Mr Teito.

As the two men began to suffer from dehydration, Mr Teitoi turned to prayer, but his brother-in-law just lay in the boat. After five weeks adrift, Mr Falaile died.

'I left him there overnight and slept next to him, like at a funeral,' said Mr Teitoi. In the morning, he lowered the body of his brother-in-law over the side.

Just 24 hours later, life-giving rains fell during a storm – rains that fell for several days – and Mr Teito was able to fill two five gallon containers of water.

'There were two choices in my mind at the time. Either someone would find me or I would follow my brother-in-law in death. I was running out of water. It was out of my control,' he said.

He prayed every morning and several weeks later he caught sight of a fishing boat, but the crew failed to see him. So he continued praying, drinking water and eating raw fish he was able to catch, doing his best to keep out of the tropical sun by sleeping under the cloth awning he had erected.

Weeks went by – and then came that bump. The bump of a shark which woke him and alerted him to a boat that was close enough to see his frantic waving for help.

Shortly before leaving Majuro today, Mr Teitoi said: ‘I’m flying home. I’ll never go by boat again.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2204396/Man-saved-shark-15-weeks-adrift-Pacific-Ocean.html#ixzz51aE3R3L9
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
" Be a gift to everyone who enters your life, and to everyone whose life you enter. Be careful not to enter another’s life if you cannot be a gift. (You can always be a gift, because you always are the gift —yet sometimes you don’t let yourself know that.) When someone enters your life unexpectedly, look for the gift that person has come to receive from you. "

Dahlia Flower


Quartz is a very common mineral, a chemical compound of silicon and oxygen, silicon dioxide SiO2, commonly called silica.
If pure, quartz is a colorless, transparent, and very hard crystalline material of glass-like look. The well-known rock crystals - six-sided prisms with a six-sided pyramid at their ends - are simply well formed crystals of quartz.
Quartz appears in a number of colored varieties, like amethyst (violet), citrine (yellow), or smoky quartz (gray, brown to black). It also occurs in dense forms with no visible crystals, like the multi-colored agate and the gray flint.
Quartz is an important rock-forming mineral, being a constituent of many common rocks, like granite.
The word "Quarz" (the "t" is missing on purpose) is known from European literature on mining dating back to the 14th century. It is probably of German or Slavic origin.

Quartz Varieties

Quartz occurs in a great number of varieties that differ in form and color. It occurs as massive aggregates, dense nodules, or crystals in druses. Quartz is colorless if pure, but may assume any color due to inclusions of other minerals or built-in trace elements.
The more common of the varieties have been given their own names - on these web pages about 25 different varieties are distinguished. The different forms of quartz are usually classified in 2 big groups:
  • Macrocrystalline varieties are those that form crystals, like amethyst, or have a macroscopical crystalline structure. When people talk about "quartz", they usually think of macrocrystalline quartz.
    Rock CrystalCitrinePraseRose Quartz
    Smoky QuartzPink QuartzAmetrineFerruginous Quartz
    AmethystPrasioliteMilky QuartzTiger's Eye
    AventurineCat's EyeBlue QuartzHawk's Eye
  • Cryptocrystalline or microcrystalline varieties that do not show any visible crystals and have a dense structure, like agate. Cryptocrystalline varieties are sometimes grouped together under the term chalcedony.
If you know what tiger's eye and aventurine look like, you might be confused to find them among macrocrystalline varieties. To understand the difference between the two groups it is best to look at the way the different varieties form in nature.
In addition to these varieties sometimes form varieties or growth forms are distinguished. These are defined by their general shape and are given names that reflect their resemblance with another object, like scepter quartz, artichoke quartz or needle quartz. Note that these categories are only used for macrocrystalline varieties.
If you're looking for a specific variety and don't find it among the links in the left menu, check the Table of Synonyms to see if it is just a synonym of some variety.


Quartz is very abundant. It can be found in many different geological environments, and its visual appearance reflects the various conditions under which it was formed.
Large parts of the earth's surface are literally covered with quartz - sand left over from the weathering of rocks, due to its great physical and chemical resistance. Along with calcite, quartz is one of the few minerals that form rocks made up almost entirely of them: quarzites and sandstones. The greatest amounts are hidden in granites and related rocks, though, which contain about 5-50% quartz. The earth's crust as a whole contains about 12% quartz, most of it in continental crust. The earth's mantle and core are completely void of quartz, and very likely the upper mantle does not contain any free silica at all.


Colored quartz varieties have been used for jewelery for ages, but most quartz is used as a component of concrete: quartz sand and quartz gravel.
Pure quartz is needed for producing glass, ceramics, and chemical apparatus. Quartz glass, also known as "fused quartz" or "fused silica" (produced by quickly cooling molten quartz) has a number of interesting properties: its thermal expansion coefficient is very low, it is transparent for ultraviolet light, it is chemically almost inert, and it can form very thin but strong threads used in physical instruments.
A well known application of quartz is its use as an oscillator in electric circuits in watches and computers. Less well known is, for example, its use as a membrane in ultrasonic devices.
Quartz is of course the major "ore" of silicon, used in the integrated circuits ("chips") of your computer.
Last but not least, the on-going New Age movement and its associated esoteric culture has (re-)discovered quartz, and probably most of the quartz web pages in the Internet are related to the marketing of rock crystals and other quartz varieties for esoteric purposes.
Because of its technical importance, its abundance, and its role in geologic processes, quartz is probably the best-studied of all minerals. But still not everything about it is understood.


Saturday, December 16, 2017


Number 4 resonates with the vibrations of the Archangels, practicality and responsibility, productivity, illumination and initiation, building solid foundations, stability and ability, honesty and inner-wisdom, determination and endurance, hard work and progress. Number 4 also represents our passion and drive and encourages us to work harmoniously yet diligently to achieve our goals and aspirations. Number 4 is also the number that represents the four elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth, and the four sacred directions, North, South, East and West. With three 4’s appearing, the influences and energies of the number 4 are magnified and enhanced.  

Angel Number 444 asks that you pay attention to your intuition and inner-wisdom as your connection with your angels and the angelic realm is very strong at this time. You are encouraged to continue on your current path as your drive and determination will lead to success and fulfilment.

Angel Number 444 is a message that the angels andArchangels are with you, encouraging and guiding you. They are offering you positive energies, inner-strength and 
support to enable you to get the work done that you need to. They know and understand that you have been toiling diligently towards your goals, and encourage you to continue on your current path to achieve the success and results you desire. Use your strong connection with the angelic realm to your benefit and be open to their promptings and messages. Listen to your intuition and follow its guidance.

Angel Number 444 is a message that you have nothing to fear in regards to your life, work and Divine life purpose. When you take positive action towards your highest intentions, aspirations and goals, the Universe works in your favour and helps you to establish solid foundations and advance you along your path. Know that the angels surround and support you, encouraging you to keep up the good work you have been doing.  

Angel Number 444 brings a message that ‘all is well’. Trust that you are on your correct life path and are doing a great job. The angels and Archangels are available for help and guidance -  all you need to do is ask.



Number 1155 is a combination of the attributes of number 1 (appearing twice, magnifying its energies) and the vibrations of doubled number 5 (which enhances the influences of number 5).  Number 1 brings the vibrations of new beginnings, inner-strength and tenacity, positivity, attainment and success.  Number 1 tells us that we create our realities with our thoughts, beliefs and actions and encourages us to step into the ‘new’ with courage.  Number 5 resonates with major life changes, spontaneity, making important life choices and decisions, personal freedom and life lessons learned through experience.  Number 1155 promotes the freedom to live your passions and life purpose and fully serve your soul mission.

Angel Number 1155 tells you to stick with your convictions, and do not allow others to deter or hinder you in any way once you have made your final choice or decision.  Only you know your true heart’s desires and soul calling.  Listen to your own intuition and look to new directions and opportunities with an open mind and heart.  

Angel Number 1155 is a message to take charge of your own life, do things your own way, and make positive life changes to benefit yourself and those around you.  Although you may fear the unknown, your angels ask that you trust that these changes will be to your long-term benefit and advantage.  Stay positive and optimistic about these impending changes, and you will find that all will go smoothly.

Angel Number 1155 suggests that the timing is right to take on a new venture, project and/or direction.  A happy outcome and result follows your positive expectations.

Angel Number 1155 also suggests that you deserve some positive changes to take place in your life.  Have the courage to be true to yourself and life your passions and purpose.



Number 1133 is a combination of the attributes of number 1 (appearing doubled, amplifying its influences and also relating to the Master Number 11),  blended with the vibrations of number 3 (also appearing twice, magnifying the energies of the number 3 and relating to the Master Number 33).  Number 1carries the vibration of instinct, intuition, progress and happiness, new beginnings, creation, independence and uniqueness, motivation, striving forward and progress, ambition and will power.  Number 1 also reminds us that we create our own realities with our thoughts, beliefs and actions.  The karmic Master Number 11 symbolizes the principles of spiritual awakening and enlightenment, idealism, inspiration and intuition, self-expression and sensitivity.  Master Number 11 also tells us that to connect with our higher-selves is to know, live and serve our soul mission and life purpose.  Number 3brings its attributes of optimism and enthusiasm, creativity, self-expression and communication, growth and expansion.  Number 3 is also the number of the Ascended Masters, and indicates that the Masters are around you, assisting when asked. The Ascended Masters help you to focus on the Divine spark within yourself and others, and assist with manifesting your desires. They are helping you to find peace, clarity and love within.  Number 33 is a Master Number and resonates with the energies of compassion, blessings, inspiration, honesty, discipline, bravery and courage.  Number 33 tells us that ‘all things are possible’.  Master Number 33 is also the number that symbolizes ‘guidance’.

Angel Number 1133 is a powerful message to give your fears, doubts and worries to the angels and the Ascended Mastersso that they can be transmuted and healed on your behalf.  You have much spiritual work to do within yourself so that you are fully prepared in every way to fulfill your soul mission and Divine destiny.  Trust that the angels support you completely and surround you with love and protection at all times.  The angels and Universal Energies are working things out for your highest good and helping with your preparations and long-term work.

Angel Number 1133 gives you the courage to fully express yourself and live your life with enthusiasm and optimism, safe in the knowledge that you are well blessed, loved and supported in all that you do.  Live your life with joy, passion and purpose as this will manifest your true desires.  Be prepared to expand and increase your spiritual development andawareness and use your knowledge and wisdom for the upliftment of others.

Angel Number 1133 is also a message from your angels that they are sending you positive energies and signs, so be sure to pay particular attention to your thoughts, ideas and insights as they are giving you information about the next steps to take along your spiritual path.  Any positive changes or projects you are considering right now will be well worth your while, and theangels will assist you in their undertaking.


Andromeda (Gaultheria) Itoana Evergreen Low Growing Garden Plant

Looks seeded to me considering none of the flakes had quartz on them and that they were smooth rounded flakes, but it got you the views.

Thunder egg is a nodule-like rock, similar to a filled
geode, that is formed within volcanic ash layers.
credit: Bill The Eggman
Read more at http://www.geologyin.com/2016/02/10-interesting-facts-about-geodes.html#PQA0loYBiV4JH2fo.99

Dragon Veins Agate




Labradorite is a mystical stone protector. Taking on the characteristic energies of both the Sun and the Moon. Labradorite is helping to assure success and bring changes in the quality of life. This stone helps develop novel ideas and 

promotes innovations. Labradorite is facilitating the communication between the subconscious and conscious mind, thereby awaking intuition and knowledge about the past and future lives. Labradorite stone is preventing from the 

unnecessary loss of energy at the level of the etheric body.

On top of the beautiful gray to gray-black background, Labradorite is sparkling with many iridescent colors. The stone is very often displaying blue, golden, yellow, green, red, or purple shades when seen from different angles. There are 

usually one, two, or three dominant colors, contributing to the blue, green or golden overall gleam of Labradorite. Sizable deposits of Labradorite are found in the USA, Madagascar, Finland, Russia, Canada, Greenland, and Scandinavia. 

The meaning of this stone comes from the location in which it was first found, as it was named after Labrador in Canada. The Finnish stone is called Spectrolite, and is slightly different as it exhibits the full range of colors.

Labradorite is a stone of magic, awakening the mystical and magical abilities and psychic powers. The stone’s resonance is very powerful, and can bring amazing changes to the life. Labradorite’s vibration is also holding a broad level of 

protection from negativity. Labradorite is a stone whose energy is quite visible to the user, as seems to work so quickly. Only wearing the stone seems to charge you with a sense of excitement and adventure, to take the steps required to 

go where you have not gone before.

The reason to believe it is a stone for magic is a belief that those who used it had access to a range of abilities that seemed almost magical. Labradorite Crystal brings you the gift of serendipity and synchronicity. These two things 

combined can make amazing things happen in your life. Those little coincidences, where you are in the right place at just the right time, just seem to occur more often once you begin to use this stone.

Labradorite stone is having a number of interesting metaphysical properties, including protecting your aura, and clearing negativity. If you have been doing too much and need a recharge, Labradorite will give energy to you. Within the 

throat chakra it stimulates stronger psychic communication abilities, which you may utilize in a range of different ways. Have you have been wondering if you have any psychic abilities, but you are not quite sure how to start the process 

to develop them? You may find that any gifts that are waiting to develop may begin to manifest, as you make better connections. You may learn how to be psychic once you begin to use a Labradorite stone.

                                                               Empress of Uruguay

From Uruguay

Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man's history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.


  To dream of lush green trees symbolizes new beginnings, development, and desires. It is also indicative of your uniqueness and maturity.

To dream that you are climbing a tree signifies that you will accomplish your professional goals and become a member of the higher echelon of society. The degree of difficulty that you experienced when climbing the tree is commensurate with the speed of achieving these goals.

To dream that you cut down a tree signifies that you are foolishly pursuing things that are a waste of your resources.

To see a falling tree in your dream means that you are not on the correct path in terms of going after your dream.

Friday, December 15, 2017

I am Japanese, REIKI is my everyday life. My Mom used REIKI every time I was sick just like we use home remedies to cure instead of take medication. Everyone able to do REIKI if you can focus on Oneness, connect to Universe, have gratitude for life, Ancestors. Original Reiki was Developed by Mikao Usui by twenty-one day Buddhist training course held on Mount Kurama It is not known for certain what Usui was required to do during this training, though it most likely involved meditation, fasting, chanting, and prayer. So there was no school, he was never did so called ""attunement"" to be Reiki master or teacher. If you meditate everyday, focus on connection and balance of your energy to Universe, you feel energy come from your hand. Try use the energy to heal your self first, then try to change food taste, water taste, family, friends. It's sad to see we are so busy to proof or things need to be so logical in western culture. If anybody think Reiki is not real thing, you should try do to your self then it really change your life. You got everything you need within you. Love 

Wandering along a lake in Canada, I came upon this wonderful mandala, medicine wheel, sacred art. 

Himalayan Record Keeper Crystal