Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hindu prayer and wish to universal love peace, prosperity and harmony for everyone irrespective of religion and location

This video is a hindu prayer and wish to universal love, peace, prosperity and harmony for everyone irrespective of religion and location.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Vasilopita - Greek New Year's Cake

Vasilopita – Greek New Year’s Cake
Serves 15-20 people.

4 cups flour, sifted
6 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
Grated lemon rind from 1 lemon
Confectioners Sugar
Silver or gold coin (soak in water and soap to clean. $1 coins are fun!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Cream butter, add sugar gradually; beat together until mixture is light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in alternately until just smooht, flour mixture and milk. Add grated lemon rind from one whole lemon (2-3 teaspoons).
Grease a 12-inch round baking pan and line bottom with parchment paper. You can use a rectangle if you don’t have the large round pan. Put batter into the prepared pan. Drop in a silver or gold coin and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan. Then, sift confectioner’s sugar over the top. Cut out of pan to serve.

Calanda


The word calanda stems from the Latin calenda, which translates as "the beginning of the month." It is believed that the history of caroling goes deep into the past and connects with ancient Greece. In fact, they have even found carols written in those distant past days which are similar to the ones sung today. In ancient times the word for carols was Eiresioni , and children of that era held an effigy of a ship which depicted the arrival of the god Dionysos. Other times they held an olive or laurel branch decorated with red and white threads, on which they would tie the offerings of the homeowners.
This Eiresioni song from the Homeric period can still be heard today - with small changes - in the carols of Thrace:

In this house we came of the rich-landlord
May its doors open for the wealth to roll in
The wealth and happiness and desired peace should enter
And may its clay jugs fill with honey, wine and oil
And the kneading tub with rising dough

http://www.explorecrete.com/traditions/christmas-carols.htm

Arvanitaki - Exe Geia

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Coffee Readings


Both tealeaves and coffee cup readings are known as Tasseography, or tasseomancy (kafemandeia in Greek). When I first moved to London, I met several women from different countries and cultural backgrounds who had the ability to read the future in a cup. The art was very much alive and practiced by these various seers from Greece, Persia, Russia, Armenia and Yugoslavia.
How to read a Turkish Coffee Cup



You will of course need to prepare your coffee in such a way that there
 are grounds to read. Use grounded, powdery soft Turkish or Greek
Coffee (the only difference between the two is the type of coffee beans and degree of roasting, the former is a darker roast, the latter a blonde, or lighter roast). Cafeterier, or percolators coffee is too course to form legible patterns. By the way, the residue from a cappuccino or espresso will work just as well. 

·        Enjoy your coffee while relaxing, and ask yourself: "What do I need to know about my
present situation?" or " What will be the important changes in my life in the near future?"

·        Now, take out a piece of paper and pen, and in a stream-of-consciousness style, begin
jotting down your thoughts as you casually meditate on the shapes you see there. Above all,
don't edit yourself.

·        Write what pops into your mind. If the first thing has nothing to do with the coffee, jot it down anyway. For example, if laundry is the first thing that pops into your mind - whatever it may be, write it down; however, continue to stare at your cup as if you were lying face up on your lawn (if you are fortunate enough to have one) staring at the clouds above.

http://www.psychicsahar.com 


Greek Coffee
A lot of people who come into our restaurant have no idea what Greek coffee is. When I ask these people if they have ever had Turkish coffee and they reply in the affirmative, I can simply say, "Well, it's just like that, only we don't say 'Turkish' much around here." If they reply in the negative, well, that's a different story. I explain that Greek coffee is made from a fine, powdery coffee grounds, that sugar is added to suit the drinker's taste and that, after it has come to a boil, the coffee-- grounds and all-- are poured into a little, white cup. And, of course, that it is an excellent beverage to consume if one has a lot of house cleaning to do in the immediate future or if one is about to go out dancing-- it's that caffeinated.
Fortune Telling
Apart from the caffeine, the best thing about drinking a cup of Greek coffee is knowing that, as you drink it, you are sealing your own fate-- from how you sip, to how you swirl the cup-- you are influencing the placement of the grounds that settle into a sort of mud at the bottom. It is from this mud that one's future can be divined. It's an old tradition that dates back to the Turks (who introduced their own, slightly darker-roasted coffee to the Greeks), of course, but one never mentions that.
http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2010/01/01/2010-the-future-in-a-cup-of-coffee/




Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Full Moon in Gemini

When the Sun is in Sagittarius we will find the Full Moon in Gemini. It is a time to be more open, meet
people and find humor in our lives. It is a mutable and air sign and is ruled by Mercury. During this time
we feel curious, adventurous, exchanging of new ideas and discussions.

Gemini sign is a very social and communicative sign. It is interested in all the facts and how things fit
together. Also, it tries to find the way that the universe works. Because Gemini is so oriented towards
communication and the sharing of experiences, this is a wonderful time to bring people together to share
new ideas and to learn more about each other.

This moon shows us how changeable we are. It has us to be more open minded and to see others views.
This has us learning by what we see and hear from what we experience.



Full Moon in Gemini theme:

Taking view from all sides

Being social

Finding fun and humor in life

The value of collecting ideas from others

Use this Full Moon in Gemini to:

Find ways to reduce stress

Seek out information

Communicate with others

Be more social
http://www.carlamary.net/Directory.html

Saturday, December 18, 2010

“When you come to the edge of all the light that you know…and you are about to set off into the darkness of the unknown, Faith is knowing that one of two things will happen; there will be something solid to stand on or we will be taught to fly!” ~ Anon

Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. Never regret anything that made you smile. 

I always know…God won’t give me more than I can handle. There are times I just wish He didn’t trust me quite so much.

http://www.astroenlightenment.com/

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Southnode Astrology

By examining the South Node in your astrology chart you can explore how your emotional memory of love both "sabotages and saves" your life and influences your life direction and soul purpose (the North Node.) The South Node reflects the default patterns that you've brought over from childhood/previous lives that effect your life now. By understanding your old patterns and assumptions--partcularly in love relationships--you can make better and more conscious choices now...

What is Venus’ revenge for the suppression of beauty and joyful eroticism? What happens when sexuality gets twisted into pornography? This is when Venus goes down into the underworld with Pluto and erupts with a vengeance for our blatant disregard of pleasure and true relationship. She feels abused and she rebels, with perversion and pornography resulting—with all its emphasis on “power over another,” control issues, and disempowerment. Both men and women get caught in the illusions of control and pseudo-glamour, and unhappiness is often the outcome.

Astrologyweekly.com

 Sun conjunct South Node- The person was in authority
over you.(or father)
Moon conjunct the South Node – The person was
your child.(or mother)
Mercury conjunct the South Node – The person was
a brother or sister.
Venus conjunct the South Node – The person was
your lover in a past life.
Mars conjunct the South Node – The person was a
soldier you knew in a past life.
Jupiter conjunct the South Node – The person was
your benefactor.
Saturn conjunct the South Node – The person was
your teacher.
Uranus conjunct the South Node – The person was a
revolutionary who influenced you.
Neptune conjunct the South Node – The person was a
prophet or spiritual leader who influenced you.
Pluto conjunct the South Node – The person was in
control of a group in which you were a member.

Monday, December 13, 2010

To NHSI - Megatv - Spinalonga Crete













http://www.megatv.com/tonisi/default.asp


The island of Spinalonga (official name: Καλυδών Kalydon) is located at the eastern section of Crete, in Lasithi prefecture, near the town of Elounda. The name of the island, Spinalonga, is Venetian: spina lunga "long thorn", and has roots in the period of Venetian occupation. This location is also the setting for Victoria Hislop's bestselling novel The Island and Werner Herzog's experimental short film Last Words.

According to Venetian documents, the name of the island originated in the Greek expression στην Ελούντα stin Elounda (meaning "to Elounda"). The Venetians could not understand the expression so they familiarized it using their own language, and called it spina "thorn" lunga "long", an expression that was also maintained by the locals. The Venetians were inspired for this expression by the name of an island near Venice called by the same name and which is known today as the island of Giudecca.[citation needed]

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

Tha Spaso Koupes - Glykeria and friends

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Mantinada - Marina sings and dances

Ax more Smyrnaki - Fide koksal - bellydance - matomena Xomata

oh those eyes, how beautiful, when you smile you take my breath away, storms inside me, oh those eyes, how beautiful when you smile, come on come to me, take me into your embrace, wrap me in your embrace till the morning, oh my dark one, you my rose, my thorn my soul, my body, you're my poison, oh my izmir-ian my love, you're my fate oh your lips how beautiful they are, when you kiss my hearts flutters, grows wings, in heaven's hands, oh your lips how beautiful they are when you kiss

Aman aman o gözlerin Ne de güzel güldüğünde Aklımı başımdan alır Fırtınalar içimde Aman aman o gözlerin Ne de güzel güldüğünde Haydi gel yanıma, al beni koynuna Sar beni boynuna sabaha kadar Ah esmerim benim, sen gülüm, dikenim Ruhum, bedenim, zehirimsin Ah Izmirli yarim, ah Izmirli yarim Sen kaderimsin Aman aman dudakların Ne de güzel öptüğünde Kalbım uçar kanatlanır Cennetin ellerinde Ah aman dudaklarin Ne de guzel öptüğünde

Meno ektos - kokkino foustani - Mantinada - Arvanitaki





Thursday, December 9, 2010

Labrynth of desire - Rosemary Sullivan - Why do women fall in love?

Why do women fall in love? More to the point: why do so many intelligent, accomplished women fall into obsessive infatuation with men who turn out to be shallow cads? Biographer Rosemary Sullivan has taken a break from probing the life stories of Canadian literary legends such as Margaret Atwood and Gwendolyn MacEwen to try to understand what drives us to hurl ourselves, like lemmings or stampeding buffalo, over the edge of that steep cliff called dangerous love.
"I have spent a good deal of time sitting in cafes with other women talking late into the night about romantic obsession," writes Sullivan (a romantic, obsessive activity in itself). Something in her personality and life experience has drawn her to this scorchy subject, which she explains is not husbandly affection but "the hot thing we fall into," the love of "torch songs and the tango."
Until now the only books available on this topic have been simplistic self-help tomes treating romantic passion like the disorder of the week. Sullivan refuses to pathologize the experience, insisting that it can be quite enlightening once the dust has settled and the players have gone home: "I have come to believe that falling obsessively in love is one of life's necessary assignments. It cracks us open. We put everything at risk ... And life, to be lived fully, demands desire."
That is, if it doesn't kill us first. "It is not a place to get stuck and is never a life solution," she warns, but something we must live through to gain insight -- and, perhaps, to help us eventually find the real thing.

By Rosemary Sullivan
http://januarymagazine.com/nonfiction/labofdesire.html
http://dir.salon.com/story/books/feature/2002/02/14/sullivan/index.html
http://books.google.ca/books















http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinbess/3030646994/

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Loxandra" (1980-81). The serial was about the life of a Greek woman living in Constantinople / Istanbul in the beggining of the 20th century.







Eleni Karaindrou, one of the most important Greek composers, is best known for her music for the films of Theo Angelopoulos. However, she has also written music for TV serials, like the popular one "Loxandra" (1980-81). The serial was about the life of a Greek woman living in Constantinople / Istanbul in the beggining of the 20th century.






Watch Loksandra 01-01 in Entertainment  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

KONYALI - KONIALI Sxedon opos palia...(Almost like in the past...)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I forgive the girl I was, not because I want to become a saint but because I do not want to endure this hatred. This tiresome hatred








The tears I shed, I forgive.
The suffering and disappointments, I forgive.
The betrayals and lies, I forgive.
The slandering and scheming, I forgive.
The hatred and persecution, I forgive.
The punches that were given, I forgive.
The shattered dreams, I forgive.
The dead hopes, I forgive.
The disaffection and jealousy, I forgive.
The indifference and ill will, I forgive.
The injustice in the name of justice, I forgive.
The anger and mistreatment, I forgive.
The neglect and oblivion, I forgive.
The world with all its evil, I forgive.


She lowers her arms, opens her eyes and places her hands on her face.
I move closer to kiss her, but she makes a signal with her hands.
- I have not finished yet.
She closes her eyes and looks up.

Grief and resentment, I replace with understanding and agreement.
Revolt, I replace with music that comes from my violin.
Pain I replace with oblivion.
Revenge, I replace with victory.

I will be able to love above all discontentment.
To give even when I am stripped of everything.
To work happily even when I find myself in the midst of all obstacles.
To dry tears even when I am still crying.
To believe even when I am discredited. 


She opens her eyes, puts her hands on my head and says with an authority that comes from above:
- Thy will be done. Thy will be done.

Translated from my new book The Aleph (O Aleph),by Paolo coelho, the real story behind my Trans-Siberian trip in 2006. The book is currently only in Portuguese, but it will be published world wide in 2011

http://paulocoelhoblog.com/ 

Katerina Stanizi - Agapao diskola

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Chiron in Pisces

 Chiron in Pisces relates to deep wounds stemming from the desire to merge with the whole (e.g. oneness with God, with the universe, or with others). There is nothing wrong with this desire; in fact it could be argued that it is our natural state. The Chiron in Pisces child is born with expanded consciousness; so much so that they can hardly tell where they end and another person begins. But their life may be riddled with painful experiences that result from their lack of boundaries. It is not uncommon for parental neglect, rape, or some form of childhood betrayal to be associated with Chiron in Pisces individuals. The nature of the wound will relate to betrayal of trust. Since a Chiron in Pisces person does not distinguish between self and others well, they do not know how to say no (or even that they should say no). Furthermore, when they do assert themselves as individuals, they encounter the pain of separation or even abuse. After a while, the Chiron in Pisces person gets tired of having their trust betrayed and starts fighting back. In the process, they acknowledge that they are an individual, that they want to remain an individual, and that they are willing to endure the pain of separation from others if they can be free to be themselves. Without this struggle, they would de-evolve back into group consciousness. The reward for their efforts is the ability to evolve into individuality without losing their connection to the whole. In fact, they discover that they have never left the whole, and they are connected to all beings regardless of their feelings of separation. * Astrogirl*

Chiron in Pisces sprinkles healing faery dust on us all from April 2010 until April 2018. Chiron dips into Pisces from Apr.20.2010 to Jul.20.2010, and then from Nov.10.2010 until April 2018. So get comfortable on the magic carpet. We're in for a long ride!
Both Chiron and Pisces have a lot in common. Chiron the centaur is a hybrid creature who is half man and half horse. Pisces is represented by two fish swimming in different directions. Both have a dualistic symbolism, implying that there is more than one way that they manifest (a two-sidedness) and also more than one way to interpret their meanings. Although this can be said about any planet or sign to some extent, it is especially true of the signs symbolized by dualistic or hybrid creatures: Gemini (the twins), Libra (the scales), Sagittarius (the centaur archer), Capricorn (the sea-goat) and Pisces (the two fish).

Chiron the Centaur

Chiron is a tricky energy to master at the best of times. On one hand, it reflects our experience of running headlong into the brick wall of reality, along with the resulting wounds and scars we carry with us from that. On the other hand, it is also about healing and the reconciliation of that pain and struggle. And ultimately, it is about finding a workable balance between our physical and divine natures – between our creaturehood (and all that is necessary to sustain our physical existence) and our sentience (and all that is available to us in terms of choice, reason and awareness). (Read more about what Chiron symbolizes.)
Chiron symbolizes our experience of pain, alienation and woundedness, and is therefore connected to suffering in one form or another. In mythology, the centaur Chiron sustained a wound that never healed and he was said to have suffered unceasingly from it. And yet, it was this suffering that drove him to search for relief, and that search brought him the knowledge, wisdom and experience that expanded his knowledge about healing. This enabled him to counsel, teach and heal others, earning himself the label of the Wounded Healer. And it was through an act of compassionate negotiation that he was finally relieved of his suffering, by trading his life for Prometheus' freedom from torturous punishment. (Read the "Pegasus" version of the mythology of Chiron.)
Chiron is therefore associated with phrases like "the Wounded Healer" and "the wound that never heals." There are some tragedies, crises and abuses from which our human nature cannot completely recover. That doesn't mean we have to let those wounds define us or consume us, but there is a certain quality to our experience of these things that cannot simply be wiped away. We carry the memory of that pain to some extent, and for some people that pain is never very far away from their here-and-now consciousness. For some of us, Chiron represents a more profound and persistent wound than for others.

http://www.evolvingdoor.ca/miscarticles/chiron-in-pisces.htm

Zodiac Sign Pisces

Pisces is known, among other things, for its compassion, empathy and sensitivity. These qualities can, at their best, lead the person to want to help, heal and be of service to others. The Pisces part of us feels the other person's pain to such an extent that we may feel compelled to alleviate their distress, if only so that we won't continue to hurt by witnessing it.
Some truly amazing and moving feats have been accomplished from this level of compassion and caring. Mother Teresa is perhaps the most well known modern-day example of this kind of devotion (herself, born with Chiron in Pisces opposite her Sun, using the birth data commonly used for her). Piscean people can be drawn to self-sacrifice, believing that by forfeiting their own comfort, liberty or wellbeing, they can make it possible for someone else to prosper.
On one hand this is a noble, well-intentioned gesture that can potentially shield or rescue someone else from hardship. And sometimes people really do need rescuing – not to protect them from evolving, growing and strengthening, but to give a hand up when they're unable to give it to themselves. And the selfless Piscean energy in us all is capable of transmuting our empathy and compassion into action that places the needs of another before our own.
However, it can also become problematic if the rescuer is not looking after their own needs and winds up depleted. You can't be of much use to anyone else if you cripple yourself through excessive self-sacrifice. At the extreme, this can produce a melodrama of martyrdom – the noble benefactor who is themselves wretched. At worst, this condition of chosen yet helpless depletion could be used to justify manipulation or deception. This could even lead the person to become what is sometimes called a "psychic vampire," where the person drains others dry who offer their sympathy and energy. This is an example of why it is regarded as seriously unwise to jump in after someone who is drowning – throw them a lifeline instead, but stay safely on the shore where you can remain strong.
Most of the time, the Pisces in us resides in between these extremes. Our Pisces empathy and compassion lead us to want to donate to earthquake survivors in Haiti, for instance, or reach out to comfort someone we barely know who is in distress. We "feel their pain" and suffer along with them as we witness their crisis. And as long as we don't allow ourselves to be dragged down into that crisis, we can remain a strong resource to help and support others.

Chiron in Aquarius - What is broken will be healed

 Chiron represents both what is broken and how to heal it. Unlike a headache where the discomfort can be dispelled by a pill, probing through the darkest recesses of our selves and piercing through our thickest walls to uncover what is at the root is a painstaking process, but well worth the effort.

While in Aquarius (the awakener), we are awakened to what we may have been doing for the sake of doing...living life in auto-pilot and making decisions that reflect what's safe or doesn't take much effort or rock the boat. But when looking at the bigger picture, longer term effects are actually more destructive to us. Becoming aware should stir the consciousness to make changes. As we heal the self, we are then able to turn around and help another heal their wounds without sacrificing our own personal growth and needs.

Upon his return to Pisces (the seeker) on February 8, 2011, Chiron's focus shifts to delving deep into our broken spirit (losing the will to live or live a life with purpose), or where we may have lost our faith (in humanity, in our own abilities, etc.), or our belief in that which is greater than the self (God, the Tao, the Divine, etc.). We are given a chance to reconnect our bond with the 'essence' of who we are/of our existence, or if we are already attuned, find where the link may be weak and strengthen those areas.

Chiron stations on November 5 at 11:42 a.m. PST / 2:42 p.m. EST and by November 21, he'll be moving at his regular pace. His complete retrograde cycle began at zero degree of Pisces, retracing his steps to 26 degrees of Aquarius (beginning July 22), and upon direct movement revisits 26 degrees of Aquarius back to zero degree of Pisces (February 8 to 23, 2011).

On the day Chiron changes direction, a New Moon in Scorpio occurs at 9:52 p.m. PST (November 5) / 12:52 a.m. EST (November 6). New Moons signifies renewals. This New Moon phase might also mark a beginnings of sorts for you, as you release the past or realize that your wounds have healed and there's no longer anything holding you back or tying you down.

With Chiron direct, the healing process takes on a new level. Look to the natal house/s that Chiron is transiting to find out how this transit might play out in your life. In addition, those with natal planets or house angles between 25 degrees of Aquarius and zero degree of Pisces may feel the influence of Chiron's transit more strongly than others. And those who are going through their Chiron Return (those with natal Chiron between 26-29 degrees of Aquarius or zero degree of Pisces).

I can't stress this enough -- please be extra kind to yourself. Uncovering and tackling decades of buried wounds can be painful, draining, frustrating, but it is a process that frees the soul and opens you up for what can be possible when burden is lifted.
http://www.astrogrrl.com/2010/10/chiron-direct-november-5-2010.html

Abraham - Move yourself in the direction you want

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Elenas Audition for Xfactor Greece, singing her own song

Acapella Alexandros Xfactor Greece - BRILLIANT !!

I who have nothing - Nikki on Xfactor Greece

Beautiful Jewelry

The Internet in Ancient Greece LOLOL

O megas Alexandros tou Xfactor - Megali laiki foni !!

I who have nothing - Tom jones song sung by Mary Byrnes on Xfactor

Michalis Tzouganakis - gia pou tobales kardia mou

Monday, November 22, 2010

NEED A HUG????


A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.  ~Arnold Glasow


Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway.  ~Mary Kay Ash


Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.  ~Glenn Turner

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Falling in love takes a fifth of a second - Paolo Coelho

Why people don’t accept love as it is, full of agonies and extasies, a misterious force that keeps the universe together?
But no, even for love there is a need for explanations….
According to a study in the recent issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, people who “fall in love at first sight” do so in a fifth of a second.
The researchers say the feeling is the same sort of sensation that one gets from using cocaine.

 

This explanation could explain the odd love attraction in the movie Thornbirds.

"There's a legend about a bird...which sings just once in its life more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth.From the moment it leaves the nests it searches for a thorn three and doesn't rest until it's found one.There singing among the savage branches,it impales itself upon the longest,sharpest spine.And dying it rises above it's one agony to out-carol the lark and the nightingale and the hole world stills to listen and God in his Heaven smiles.For the best is bought only at the cost of great pain or so says the legend...but when we press the thorn to our breast we know,we understand,but still we do it."

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

ECOSMARTFIRE - Greek Designer - Australian Made

Zeta Portable Ventless Fireplace
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Zeta

Designed by John Dimopoulos
Stylish and striking, the EcoSmart Zeta fireplace is nothing if not original. Designed by John Dimopoulos, director of Geoform, Design & Architects Firm in Sydney and the first architect ever to specify EcoSmart Fires in Australia, the EcoSmart Zeta fireplace is so-named because of its elliptical shape and pays homage to its Greek ‘origins’.
A clever fusion of timber, leather and stainless steel, the fully portable Zeta sits on a brushed or polished stainless steel swivel base. The plywood body of the fire is shaped from a high frequency heated aluminium mold into the perfect elliptical shape. A ventless stainless steel firebox insert is moulded to the internal face of the plywood, and the outer surface is upholstered in leather. The toughened glass screens that sit either side of the fire enhance the stunning visual effect created by the flame.
The Zeta is available in different leather colours including Ciocolatta, Nero, Ranch Hide and Latte.
Like other models in the Designer Range, the Zeta is fuelled by denatured ethanol, an environmentally friendly, renewable energy.
http://www.ecosmartfire.com/en/freestanding-fireplace-designs/zeta-portable-ventless-fireplace

Jupiter Goes Direct followed by Venus - Astrology.com

On November 18, the two planets that represent good fortune, money and happiness -- Jupiter followed by Venus -- turn direct and the lessons that they have been trying to teach us in their retrograde periods of introspection are now ours to put into practice!
Jupiter turned retrograde in Aries on July 23 and moved into Pisces during its retrograde motion. It now turns direct in Pisces and will stay there until January 2011.

This is, however, the last time until 2021 that Jupiter will be in Pisces, and there are significant lessons that this transit holds for us. When Jupiter is direct, the energy of the cosmos calls for renewed enthusiasm, and the time is ideal to put in a stronger sense of meaning and purpose in life and move onward with a revived sense of direction and sparkle. Jupiter gives us momentum to accomplish our goals and favors idealism, good luck, and financial success!

With Jupiter retrograde in Pisces, many of us may have been questioning our real values and priorities in life and what it is that is really important for us in life that we must gain or accomplish! Now that Jupiter turns direct, we have a chance to put into practice our new goals and philosophy of life. With Jupiter direct, there'll be more opportunities for outer expansion -- at work and with money. Good fortune should not be so hard to find and optimism should soar.

With Venus retrograde in Libra, the sign of one-to-one relationships, many of us may have felt a sense of failure in being unable to attain the kind of intimate emotional connection we are ideally seeking with a significant other in our lives -- regardless of the nature of the relationship -- other than this relationship is very central to our lives. This has been a period of introspection. But now the universe urges us to step out -- softer, wiser, more heart-centered and better equipped to fully embrace what life and relationships have to offer. This is a time to value your partners and romance will burn ever more brightly!

http://fisica.cab.cnea.gov.ar/estadistica/abramson/celestia/gallery/slides/Venus-Jupiter-1818.html
http://libraseekingbalance.com/archives/3586

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Greek Movie Reviews

SPOILERS, ONE OF WHICH CAN BE LISTED AS MAJOR(Though most of what is written is what can be found in most reviews about the movie):"To proxenio tis Annas" is the first great film of the director Pantelis Voulgaris. Anna, a young woman comes to a Greek house in Athens to work as a servant. The family loves her and they try to find her a man in order to get married. When the man is finally found, they change their mind and this is when relations start to break up. Voulgaris depicts in a great way the way Athenians used to live, people gathering on Sundays and/or Holidays at big momma's house, playing backgammon, little ambitious girls wanting to become models, the ethical way of family, Anna has to find a man and make a good, descent, Christian family etc. Voulgaris as he had once said was inspired by an incident that has happened in his family when he was young. There is also a kind of political implication, Anna's father was executed at Kalavryta by the Germans. But most of it, the film shows how 2 families are attached to and depend on a girl, the victim in the whole case, and how difficult it is finally for her to make her life the way she wants it to be when she finally compromises with it. Anna Vagena and the rest of the cast (along with a must-seen Costas Rigopoulos) are great !
TO PROXENIO TIS ANNAS (THE ENGAGEMENT OF ANNA)
Director: Pantelis Voulgaris, Greece 1972, 82 minutes
Cast: Anna Vayena, Smaro Veaki
A classic of world cinema, recently chosen as one of the ten best Greek films of the last 30 years by International Film Guide, Voulgaris' feature debut swept all of the Greek film prizes, won several awards abroad, and was hailed as "one of the most sensitive, human and impressive Greek films ever made" (Variety). Establishing the quiet but charged tone of his subsequent cinema, Voulgaris sets the film in the sunny garden of a middle-class Greek household as relatives and friends come by to celebrate the engagement of Anna the maid. As the day wears on, the family realizes that they cannot afford to lose the services of this faithful "girl from the village," and decide to stop her marriage. "***1/2" (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune). "Marvelous" (Georgia Brown, The Village Voice). 

http://www.greekfilmfestival.com.au/filmfestival05/melbourne/films/film_anna.htm

 Greek Civil War 1946-49, "Psyhi Vathia (Soul Deep)".

Produced in 2009 from one of Greece's most important film directors, Pantelis Voulgaris, the film presents the human side of these dramatic historical events, through the tale of two young brothers who find themselves enlisted in opposing camps after their father is killed and they are separated from their mother.

The film features breathtaking battle scenes on the mountain of Grammos, in northern Greece, where the last episode of the war took place. The great actor Thanassis Veggos pays his tribute to the victims in a characteristic scene, and the soundtrack has been composed by Yiannis Aggelakas.
This is the story of two brothers, Anestis and Vlasis who fight in two different
camps during the Greek civil war. The story takes place in 1949; the last year
of the war and probably the year that the most ferocious battles took place
between the guerrillas and the Greek Army. In this story the two brothers
(who are not even adults) have to face their worst fear: losing each other.
While the story evolves, the audience can see the most realistic to date,
images of this brutal war who cost the lives of 70.000 soldiers on both sides
and resulted in the immigration of over 500.000 non combatants.

http://www.officeofhellenicstudies.com/Office_of_Hellenic_Studies/Office_of_Hellenic_Studies_-_Events_files/psixi%20V%20handout.pdf


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mantinada - Η απόσταση είναι αυτό που με κρατά μακριά σου και δε μπορώ κάθε βραδιά να βρίσκομαι κοντά σου


A mantinada, (plural mantinades, Greek: μαντινάδα, μαντινάδες) — are Cretan rhyming couplets, typically improvised during dance music. Rhymed Cretan poetry of the Renaissance, especially verse epic Erotokritos, are reminiscent of the mantinada, and couplets from Erotokritos have become used as mantinades. Mantinades have either love or satire as their topics. They are invariably composed in dekapentasyllabos verse and are often antiphonal, i.e. a verse elicits a response and this leads to another response and so on. The word is derived from Venetian matinada, "morning song". *Wikipedia*

Σ'αγάπησα όπως αγαπά η μάνα το παιδί της
που αν το χάσει κάποτε τελειώνει η ζωή της

Πόσο μωρό μου σ'αγαπώ κι ένας στραβός το βλέπει
κι εσύ μου λες δε γίνεται δε κάνει και δε πρέπει

Πάλι σε ψάχνω στου μυαλού το κάθε μονοπάτι
γυρεύω ένα χάδι σου κι ας είσαι οφθαλμαπάτη

 Ζήσε εσύ με τις χαρές που σου προσφέρει η μοίρα
κι εγώ θα ζώ με τους καημούς που απο σενα επήρα

Alexiou - ali mia fora

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thalea Matika of Min mou les Antio fame in a new movie, Elias Of the 16th Precinct

ELIAS OF THE 16TH PRECINCT

(Ο ΗΛΙΑΣ ΤΟΥ 16ΟΥ)

Dir. Nikos Zapatinas
Greek with English subtitles
Greece/2008/90mins/DVD
Written by Katia Kissonergi
Produced by Odeon/CL Productions
Alekos Sakellarios’ much-loved film from 1959, based on a play by Sakellarios-Giannakopoulous, gets a working over for a whole new generation, proving good humour never dates.

Elias of the 16th Precinct follows three friends – Elias, Thomas and Vangelis – who face considerable financial hurdles with their debts rivalling the size of Everest. They decide the only solution is to snatch money from Vangelis’ boss, Labros ; a cafeteria owner, pawnbroker and fence. While Thomas will attempt the breaking and entering, Elias will be disguised as a police officer – for security reasons, of course. Hilarity ensues as this comedy of errors sends their plan spiralling off in a totally different direction.

Cast: Petros Filippidis, Thanassis Tsaltabassis, Costas Apostolakis, Tasos Costis, Themis Bazaka, Ero Mane, Christos Simardanis, Thaleia Matika, Dimitris Liolios, Antonis Antoniou, Panos Skouroliakos, Orfeas Avgoustidis, Michalis Yannatos, Laertis Malkotsis, Arietta Moutousi

About the Director:
Born in Athens, Nikos Zapatinas studied maths (Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki), cinema (Paris III) and music in various academies. He has directed television series, documentaries and films, including Feedback (1974), Nannies (1979) and Bonus (2001).

We are Baladi dance company



Wikipedia

Balady or Baladi (بلدي) is an Arabic word meaning local, indigenous, native, endemic; and by extension it may be used in a sense of (locally) traditional. And:

* Baladi (music), a duple meter used in Arabic music;
and also rustic or folk tradition music.
* Baladi cheese, a Middle Eastern feta.
* Balady citron, a variety of citron in Israel.
* The Baladi group of Yemenite Jews.

Tsiftetelli Oriental with hip hop lol Chryssanthi, you go girl !!!

opaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa - kosta me ta orea sou - Ithikon Akmeotaton



NBC plans Russell Peters sitcom - Entertainment News, Top News, Media - Variety

NBC plans Russell Peters sitcom - Entertainment News, Top News, Media - Variety

New Nikiforos 2010 - Written and sung by him

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Natassa Theodoridou - Agapi pou skotoni

Bougas - Me tin kilitsa ekso

Sensual Bellydance

Oneiropagida

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Greek TV

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KISMET - Turkish with Greek subtitles



" The ISLAND " To Nisi




"The Island", one of the best seller books in 2009 is being brought to life in a big-budget production by MegaChannel, which will premiere on Monday, October 11 at 9.50 p.m. The homonym TV series is based on the novel “The Island” (To Nisi in Greek) written by the British writer and journalist Victoria Hislop, whose patent love for the island of Crete and her engaging writing have captured approximately 850,000 readers just in the UK. The rights of the book were sold to more than 17 countries. The renowned script writer Mirella Papaoikonomou took over the difficult task to adapt the book for the TV, creating a new TV series, expected to be the most expensive production ever made in the history of the Greek TV programs. The ambitious project is estimated to cost 150,000 euros per episode.


Spinalonga and Plaka
Spinalonga is a small dot on the map, located off the Northern Coast of the island of Crete. Spinalonga is very close to Elounda and boats take thousands of tourists to this island - fortress, which became a leper colony from 1903 to 1957.

Plaka, the fishing village had nothing to do with the leper colony, but the facts prove that the two places were actually pretty much associated, relying heaving the one on the other.

Leprosy was a loathed disease, because according to the religion, it was a disease of the unclean and cursed people, thus, many lepers were sent to Spinalonga, living as exiled people under terrible conditions.

Lepers in Spinalonga
Of course, during the 50s when Medicine discovered that leprosy is actually the result of bacteria, the disease became treatable and not so feared anymore. It was then that Spinalonga stopped being the “lepers’ island or prison”.

The inhabitants of Plaka, during these 50 years of the colony, were earning their income from the leper colony, creating a rather unusual and fearsome bond with the lepers.

The island of Spinalonga is deserted nowadays. There are no people and the silence echoes heavily all along the place, reminding even today the painful years and the uncanny conditions and atmosphere of their lives on the island.

When visiting the island of Spinalonga the abandonment and desolation are evident, however, it feels as if the people who lived there have left something of their aura behind.

Karmic Lessons

The Nodes of the Moon aren’t actual planets but rather mathematical points in time which show where the moon’s orbit intersects the planet of the ecliptic and describe the relationship between the Sun, Moon and Earth in present time, or in a birth chart, at the exact time of our birth. They describe, Karmic Lessons, the life experiences that will be showing up in order for us to grow and evolve spiritually.
The South Node describes where we are coming from -- the qualities, habits and experiences that come naturally to us and that we tend to fall back on.

The North Node describes the new experiences and territory that will broaden and expand upon these talents and experiences, in other words, the best direction for our evolutionary growth. The key is to find a balance between the two - to use the experiences and talents that we already embody, but not fall back upon them habitually and allow ourselves to stretch and grow.



The true purpose of Astrology is to give us light on our Path and reveal our buried hurts and emotional blockages so we can acknowledge them, heal and be freed to live our lives as our highest selves.

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During November the North Node of the Moon conjuncts Pluto

This was written for November 2010 by Mark Borax, author of 2012: Crossing the Bridge to the Future

During November the North Node of the Moon conjuncts Pluto, something that happens every eighteen years or so. During these times we have to go backward to go forward, because Pluto's realm is the personal inner hell we all carry, compounded of unexpressed and unresolved issues of the deep past, while the North Node is the path forward. The past becomes the way to the future, something designed to confound modern linear analytical intellect. How can going backward lead you ahead?

How can going backward lead you ahead? Amplifying this confounding theme is the degree where the conjunction occurs, 4 Capricorn: Footprints in the snow. This degree requires old cycles to run their course to get us to new ground. In some way the old patterns need to play out one more time before bringing us beyond them. The danger here is how do you distinguish the forward motion while caught in some dark undertow?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Scorpio New Moon, November 5-6 « Cristina Laird’s Astrology

In this New Moon we find the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Vesta in Scorpio. The intensity of these energies, will upset more than one relationship, many will be in the process of separation, many trying out a reconciliation, but the opportunity of this New Moon and Vesta is that of connecting with that part of ourselves that cannot be touched by power struggles. IT is our ability to follow out path and our calling, which takes us away from the loss of power inherent in many relationships.
To love does not mean to lose one’s power, to the point that if we realize that the present relationship does not allow us to grow, believe that we are trapped in it. We can always walk away. Never mind how difficult it seems. Vesta remind us of never getting to that point.
Vesta is the feminine principle in men and in women. If you are an Aquarian or a Leo, this could be a real situation in your life now. If you are a Cancerian or a Piscean, your relationships will become more intense and the opportunity to dig in and find out what is below the surface, is there for you. Aries and Libra, which are affected by Saturn and Pluto and their relationships are being tried as well, will get a chance to transform their approach to their relationships.
With all of what I said, it may sound that this would be a terrible 15 days to the next Full Moon in Taurus when this month’s cycle will conclude, but never forget that the transformative energies of Scorpio, can be extremely useful to take our minds and soul beyond the surface, beyond superficiality.
This is a good moment to really try to communicate your true feelings and find out what your “other one” is made of. What your relationship is made of.
If you are not in relationship, this is a great opportunity to connect to your work, your creativity and focus in what is important in your life. Vesta helps us focus on our true calling, our true work in life.
Mercury makes and exact square to Neptune, so it won’t be difficult to fantasize and create. The test of time will be necessary to make sure that what we see is real. It also contacts Jupiter and Uranus in Pisces, so new ideas and projects will present themselves, creating a more positive outlook of life.
Pluto and the North Node seem to support the Scorpion energies of the Moon, inducing us to dig in and connect with our most secret feelings. If you are brave enough to enjoy digging into yourself, you will definitely enjoy this New Moon.
Juno is also part of the equation, as it is in Sextile to the Sun and Moon, so it will help us find a compromise in our relationships. She is the opposite of Vesta, Juno was Hera in Greek Mythology and it represents the “Wife”, who remained married to Zeus, in spite of his unfaithfulness.
If you find yourself in a relationship where you seem to be alienated from your true path in life, use the energies of this Moon to connect to your inner Vesta and let her get you back on track.
The one person you cannot afford to betray, EVER,is yourself.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cadirimin ustune - turkish bellydance

London Greek Film Festival

The 3rd annual London Greek Film Festival opens this Monday, Noember 8th.  It is a cultural event that has rightfully secured a place in film lovers’ calendars

Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Savvidakis (2010)

Amane me ton Karantini kai Sarkisian

Tigran Sarkisian

Delias was one of the greatest ghetto musicians after the greek-turkish war in 1922.

Anestis (Anestos or Artemis) Delias was born in Smyrna 1912. He was the only rembete to become involved with heroine. His girlfriend Katerina alias Koula the Earring was a prostitute and heroine addict.

Togehter with Markos Vamvarkaris, Giorgos Batis and Stratos Payioumtzis he made up the legendary Rembetiko Quartet of Piraeus "Η τετράς η ξακουστή του Πειραιώς" (I Tetras i Xakousti tou Peiraios).

Delias was one of the greatest ghetto musicians after the greek-turkish war in 1922.

In the winter of 1944, Delias (32 years old) was found dead in the street outside the teke Seraphim in Metaxourgio of a heroine overdose, clutching his bouzouki.

Atstiggana - Κωνσταντινούπολη 1908 / Constantinople 1908

Marinella - ÇADIRIMIN ÜSTÜNE (Greek Subtitles)

Karsilamas - Mikrasiatika

karsilamas - spanish style - Hippies

Arabian Beat

Hisham Abbas's 2007 single feat Hoss from rap group Arabian Knightz and Turkish Singer Safiya

Xfactor Bootcamp

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Greek Pantheon


The Theoi Classical Texts Library contains an extensive collection of classical literature on the theme of Greek mythology, including the works of many of the lesser known poets which are not available online elsewhere. Please note, that these are not the same texts which are quoted on the biography pages of Theoi.com, which are listed separately on the Bibliography page.

Summaries of the most important of the Greek gods, as well as classes of divinity can be found on the Pantheon and Greek Gods pages. The fabulous creatures, tribes and monsters of Greek mythology are listed in the Bestiary.

The entire Family Tree of the Greek pantheon of gods is displayed over eight charts with a central name index. There is also a separate table outlining the genealogy of the gods from Hesiod's Theogony.

A simple map of the various kingdoms of Greek mythology can by found on the Kingdoms page. Other themed pages include Plants and Flowers in Greek mythology and Greek Star Myths.

The site contains a Gallery of more than 1200 pictures from ancient Greek and Roman art, including vase paintings (C6th to C4th B.C.), sculptures, frescos and mosaics (C4th B.C. to C4th A.D.).