Mercury: The mysterious liquid metal

” After that period, in the place where I had seen every secret sight, I was snatched up in a whirlwind, and carried off westwards.” Thus begins a chapter in The Book of Enoch. It continues, “There my eyes beheld the secrets of heaven, and all which existed on earth; a mountain of iron, a mountain of copper, a mountain of silver, a mountain of …

Akhet Hwt-Hrw – Radiant Place of Hathor

The full name of this temple is Akhet Hwt-Hrw. This translates loosely as “Radiant Place of the Goddess Hathor.” As noted in the Precepts and Beliefs of Akhet, Ancient Egyptian Religion holds that the Divine – Neter – is One and all inclusive, yet it manifests itself in many forms. Although we honor all Names of Neter, this temple is largely dedicated to the worship …

About Akhet

In Ancient Egypt the temples were often referred to as Akhet, a word meaning “brilliance” “emergence” and “radiant place.” As such the temples were seen as places where heaven, earth and the underworld touched and merged as one. They became the points at which the material world was transcended and infused by the Divine, or Neter as divinity was called in Ancient Egypt. In affect, …

Tips: Natural Ant Repellent

Keep ants out of any place by sprinkling a line of turmeric powder around the area and they will not enter. Turmeric actually works as a great natural antiseptic agent. Against ants, the best solution is table salt – sprinkle salt in the kitchen or in the garden, or you can make a brine which you spray on the floor, on the plants and on …

Ecuador – Typical Menu For Thr Day

Typical Ecuadorian breakfast is Tortillas de Maiz (thin corn pancakes), Llapingachos (potato croquette with onion, cheese, butter and olive oil) or Locro (mashed potatoes, avocados and chilies) or Mashed Sweet Potatoes or Yam and fruits such as bananas, papayas, mangoes, avocados or oranges. “Ecuador is known for its fabulous exotic fruits. There are plenty of cantaloupes, passion fruits, Naranjitta (oranges), strawberries, black berries, pineapple, little …

Asian Traditional Food Diary: Malaysia

Rice is Malaysia’s main food product. Malaysian culture requires that people respect rice- -meaning, they must not waste it because it is their staple food. So perhaps to instill in the young children’s mind the value of rice, the elders tell children that rice ‘cry at night when you leave leftovers on your plates or bowls’. Malaysia is famous for waterfalls. The country is dotted …

Pacific Traditional Food Diary: Papua New Guinea

On the shore there were big waves breaking, lots of coconut trees. And offshore, there were many unblemished reefs and corals, very rich marine life. Hours would pass unnoticed in this little coastal village of Maiom, in the province of New Ireland. “As a child, the oceanside was my playground- – white sand gleaming far down the coast”, says our friend Ling Yvonne Ainui, a …

Vegetarianism Around The Globe: Philippines

At the foot of the world-famous Taal Volcano, Ka Lusing’s parents and grandparents had been born. “We were a very poor family”, Ka Lusing says humbly. Her face was bright and unpretentious. “We ate very simple food- -for breakfast, Rice and Vegetables cooked in simple dishes. It had been a pleasant journey. Datu Puti ordered his men to make the soundings. “We land here”, said …

Asian Traditional Food Diary: Bangladesh

Bangladesh traditional food is originally healthy and nutritious. “Nowadays, the problem is availability, quality and quantity of food. People hardly have enough to eat.” says Rontgen. However, just as he is very sympathetic to the sad plight of its people, he also eagerly describes the various native, rich and creamy desserts of this poor country! Bangladesh was originally part of India. That is why geographically, …

Vegetarianism Around The Globe: NEPAL

According to the ancient Swasthani scriptures, one day Lord Shiva searched for a perfect place where he could holiday, away from his glittering palace on Mt. Kailasa. He came to live in the forest in Kathmandu Valley. Namaste. In Nepal, this means `Welcome’. Namaste with a merry smile is the traditional greeting of the Nepalese. People press their palms together in a prayer-like gesture and …

Asian Traditional Food Diary: Tailand

The most important of all Thai crops and principal food is rice. Kin Khao, the Thai expression for “to eat” literally means, “to eat rice”. Sudchai describes his native rice as “flexible and long-lasting” but actually what he means is that anybody who eats Thai rice is able to do all sorts of work and has a long endurance for fatigue! In the Northeastern part …

Korean Health Secrets

“The ‘eating time rule’ is very important to me, meaning, no eating between meals. Mealtime should be very regular, no snacks, no soft drinks…” Journey with this mother-daughter team each week as they explore various vegetarian diets from all over the planet. By looking at the nutritional habits of cultures from Sri Lanka to Nepal to India, we can learn as much from various attitudes …