Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

“My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer,” the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky.
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”
“Every second of the search is an encounter with God,” the boy told his heart. “When I have been truly searching for my treasure, every day has been luminous, because I’ve known that every hour was a part of the dream that I would find it. When I have been truly searching for my treasure, I’ve discovered things along the way that I never would have seen had I not had the courage to try things that seemed impossible for a shepherd to achieve.”
So his heart was quiet for an entire afternoon. “Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him,” his heart said. “We, people’s hearts, seldom say much about those treasures, because people no longer want to go in search of them. We speak of them only to children. Later, we simply let life proceed, in its own direction, toward its own fate. But, unfortunately, very few follow the path laid out for them—the path to their destinies, and to happiness. Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out indeed, to be threatening place.
“So, we, their hearts, speak more and more softly. We never stop speaking out, but we begin to hope that our words won’t be heard: we don’t want people to suffer because they don’t follow their hearts.”
From “The Alchemist”


Classic Poly panou - Dosmou na kapniso ena tsigaro - Give me a ciggarette to smoke

Non Stop Zeimbekistan 1 of 6 oppppppaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Sexy Bulgarian - Andrea - Nai- Velik

Fun Turkish song - SUMMER HIT 2009- Tuğba Özerk - Bitter Çikolata

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fear of Astrology due to Religious Beliefs

Islam is a variation of both Judaism and Christianity. Judaism gave birth to Christianity and Christianity gave birth to Islam. In fact, prophet Muhammad learned about religion and God from the Nestorian Christians, a sect of Gnostics who practiced Christianity from an esoteric perspective, whom he met with and learned from while on caravan as a merchant trader for his Christian wife, Khadijah. Islam as a religion or faith was born out of Nestorian Christianity and subsequently incorporated as a franchise of the Roman Vatican Church. To this very day, both Islam and Catholicism mean "universal." This is no coincidence! Both Catholicism and Islam acknowledge "Fatima," the alleged daughter of Muhammad. This too is no coincidence! All and every sect of Islam is a subsidiary of the Roman Vatican Church and Catholicism.

Western religious texts are full of astrological implications. The twelve apostles/disciples of Jesus and the twelve tribes of Israel both signify the twelve zodiac signs with Jesus and Jacob both signifying the Sun. We find the prophet Job making mention of such star systems as Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades. Job 9:9 and 9:38
We find in the New Testament the story of the wise men who were looking for Jesus' star in the East. Matthew 2:1-2 This star is known as the "East Star" (Easter) and rises in Orion's belt.
Clearly these star gazers were astrologers. Above we have an open and shut case for astrology in the Bible.
We even find the Islamic Qur'an making mention of the star system Sirius in Holy Qur'an 53:49. Clearly the alleged founders of Western religions' certain prophets acknowledged the various celestial bodies enough to at least make mention of them.

If you ask most people who have an aversion to astrology, they never studied astrology for themselves. Most people do not believe in astrology due to religious programming and belief.  Modern-day aversion to astrology, especially by religious people (Jew, Christian, and Muslim) is due to not understanding Biblical stories origins. Understanding ancient religion origins explains our ignorance, rejection, and fear of astrology which is written in the Universe.
Maxwell shows and with irrefutable evidence, thanks to feminist researcher Barbara G. Walker, author of the Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and History, that the three Western religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have their origins in ancient nature and astrological or celestial bodies worship.

The Grand Irrationality

In September and October 2010, the Grand Irrationality will be highly activated by the inner planets! Between September 10-15, the Sun was in the Virgo zone of the Grand Irrationality, while at the end of the month we have Mercury in the Virgo zone between September 26-29. At the same time, Venus occupies the Scorpio zone from Sept 22 through October 23 and Mars occupies the Scorpio zone from Sept 28 through October 5. At the end of this period, Mercury will move through the Scorpio zone from October 26-29.
That means at times 5 or even 6 points of the Great Septile will be active due to Lunar transits and the changes in the Ascendant over the course of a day. This sets "destiny in motion" in these areas in everyone's charts. You can bet whatever this touches in your chart will light up like a pinball machine and throw you into major choices and changes!
To remind those of you who know and introduce it to those who haven't heard of this, The Grand Irrationality is a configuration driven by septile series aspects. It creates 7 zones where strange, irrational, obsessive-compulsive energies manifest. If you want to know more about these very important, "destiny producing" non-rational angular fields, at the end of this post there's a link to an article elaborating on these aspects. It may help explain how these aspects work their influence within the larger energetic field in which we live, breathe, and have our being.
Due to Neptune and Pluto being in a very long term septile and the other planets making regular visits to the various zones in early Capricorn, late Aquarius, mid Aries, early Gemini, late Cancer and early Leo, late Virgo, and mid Scorpio, its influence is fairly constant. This is a major factor as to why such extreme hard-edged strangeness is boiling to the top in personalities and situations. Collectively we are at a major fork in the road of human evolution resulting from the almost constant pressure put on everyone each time this aspect series is triggered.
The influence of this configuration was virtually non-stop between Autumn 2007 to January 2010, and will be in heavy activation in December 2010 and March-April 2011. The 2007-2009 period boosted and clarified what began with the Autumn 2006 Eclipses, there were important septile series configurations made by transits that set off important changes and choices that did not make much sense, but we had to make them anyway. These transits continue for many years to come, showing us how to greet the forward edge of our future "destiny" by the ways we greet the weirdness of the NOW.
As previously noted, The Grand Irrationality activates any time a planet or the Moon crosses any of the seven zones of influence. During September and October 2010, the hot zones of The Grand Irrationality are approximately 2-6 Capricorn, 24-28 Aquarius, 15-19 Aries, 6-10 Gemini, 28 Cancer to 2 Leo, 19-23 Virgo, and 10-14 Scorpio depending on what degrees Neptune and Pluto occupy plus the orb of influence.
Any time the Moon transits any of the hot zones the pattern is triggered.
As previously noted, in September and October much will be set into motion directly related to what was structured in our lives during the Saturn in Virgo era as that related to the period when Mars was in the early Leo zone of the Grand Irrationality from late February through late March 2010. That period marked a new beginning in the Leo areas of our charts.
As it was the nozzle (due to forming 2 triseptiles to the Neptune-Pluto anchor) it marked an important shift in energies where we resumed the initiatives left hanging when Mars went retrograde in December 2009. When Mars moved through 21-25 Virgo in late July, it marked the next Martian "step" in what began to move forward in March-April. The next stage in this process will occur when Mars moves through the Scorpio zone in late September and early October.
One very important thing to note: when Mars went through Virgo this past Summer, it was the first time this happened since Saturn crystallized some long term Grand Irrationality lessons. As Mars activates whatever it touches, late July was a time when we could act on what we learned, or we could see those Saturn in Virgo issues and lessons come to the fore in some way wherever we have mid-Virgo in your chart.

Venus in Scorpio



Venus in Scorpio can't leave an 'easy' relationship well enough alone. She courts complication and controversy. Anything less is too superficial; unrewarding.
But does she scratch away at surfaces simply to get us access to the fuller range of impolite emotion underneath, where unbridled passion dwells? Or does she hunt for issues or problems that aren't always worth drawing attention, seduced by the drive to ensnare herself in full-contact interpersonal drama, despite whatever collateral energy-suck?
We're slated to find out more about what exactly she has in store, now that Venus has entered Scorpio (last Wed Sep 8), where she'll stay through early January 2011… with the exception of three weeks in November, when she's back in Libra for a brief spell, an indicator of, yes, an upcoming Venus retrograde (Oct 8-Nov 18).






http://devilmood.blogspot.com

Scorpio is the sign most connected to the dark side of things, being very aware of the most underground tendencies within each human being and recognizing that there's both Good and Evil in everyone. Take Jeff Buckley's (Sun in Scorpio) lyrics for instance: dark, mysterious, always mentioning death, life, embers, being reborn, angels and ghosts. Scorpios are experts at identifying your own secret side and exposing it in direct light, even if you are not aware of this side yourself. Scary, huh? But remember that were still talking about a Water sign, very susceptible to feelings, very emphatic and compassionate. Usually it's their intensity and their aptitude for intimacy that draws people to them.


It isn't easy to start a relationship with someone with Venus in Scorpio - they might appear like loners because they don't like to relate to a great number of people and are very discriminative of whom they relate to. Maybe they won't even give you the chance to introduce yourself because they have a general mistrust of people. Bruce Springsteen sings: Girl, ain't no kindness in the face of strangers, Ain't gonna find no miracles here. They are always allert and expecting the worst from others and life (the price to pay for knowing the dark side).

“God is closest to those with broken hearts.”

“God is closest to those with broken hearts.” 
—Jewish Proverb
Like a spooked horse tracing a fitful path across the sky, a recently discovered asteroid is veering erratically between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus. Strangely, it can change shape and size without warning. An odd little planetoid, to be sure—odd but majestically powerful.
And so, in 1975, it was appropriately named Chiron after the mysterious centaur, the elusive and savagely unpredictable half-man, half-beast of ancient Greek mythology. Unbridled passion: rarely seen and running wild. I have studied this asteroid for most of my life.
Astrologically, this remarkable little orb can show us exactly how deeply we have been wounded by life and how best to heal. No easy lesson, this. At approximately age 50, we must all experience the return of Chiron’s lost innocence, long-denied passions, and hidden memories. Chiron demands complete emotional integration and reveals the essential pathway of self-compassion.
Presently, Chiron is retrograde in the sign of Aquarius. Before November 5, expect to experience visceral dreams and feel deep moments of joy coupled with surprising bouts of sorrow. A complex emotional clearing is taking place and will, throughout much of December, bring long-term relationships back to their original state of love. Those born between 1955 and 1961 will likely undergo profound, life-changing revelations.
Always remember: only fire strengthens steel.
















http://www.straight.com/article-346095/vancouver/your-horoscope-september-16-22-2010

Church at Ground Zero off the table - Greek Americans Shocked

Church at Ground Zero off the table - Greek Americans Shocked

Kotopoulo Kokkinisto - Chicken Cacciatore Greek Style

"A Greek version of chicken cacciatore is stewed in tomato sauce much as the Italian classic, but the seasonings are quite different, we learned from two cooks who shared their recipes to help D.L. celebrate her great-uncle's 75th birthday. The only clue he'd given her was that the dish was made with chicken, tomatoes and lemon and served over pasta. "My family is of Greek descent, so I am familiar with Greek cooking," wrote Tonia Papandropoulos. "I recognize the description of the chicken dish as it is very common in Greek cuisine and is called kotopoulo kokkinisto. The only part of the description that I do not know about is the inclusion of lemon in the recipe. Lemon can always be added by the person making the dish or by the person enjoying it."

Full article and recipe here

Burglars create jobs in Greece

Greece’s economic crisis is creating an unexpected boom for at least one industry.
Banks, stores and companies are hiring security guards, installing alarm systems and renting armored cars as rising hardship leads to an increase in crime. Britain’s G4S Plc and Brink’s Co. of the U.S., along with Pyrsos Security, Greece’s largest domestic private security firm, are winning new clients.
“Here in Greece we never had this situation,” said Sakis Tsaoussis, president of Athens-based Pyrsos, which counts Agricultural Bank SA, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co. and retailer Inditex SA among customers. “We could walk anywhere. You could sleep with the windows open. Now we are scared.”
Robberies, ranging from street muggings to bank hold-ups and house burglaries, totaled about 80,000 in 2009, up from about 50,000 in 2005, data compiled by ICAP Group’s Athens office show. The increase occurred as the unemployment rate rose to a 10-year high of 11.8 percent and the government and European Union estimate the Greek economy will contract 4 percent this year and 2.6 percent next year.
Pyrsos’s armored cars were robbed five times in the past 12 months with the thieves getting away with 700,000 euros ($914,000), Tsaoussis said.
http://www.bloomberg.com


George Michael goes to jail

This week George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (Greek: Γεώργιος Κυριάκος ) was jailed for eight weeks after pleading guilty to driving while unfit through drugs and possession of cannabis.
The former Wham! singer had been arrested after smashing his £80,000 Range Rover into a Snappy Snaps photographic shop in Hampstead, North London, in the early hours of July 4 this year.
The 47-year-old was also fined £1,250 and banned from driving for five years, after Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court heard he took a 'dangerous and unpredictable' cocktail of cannabis and anti- anxiety prescription medication and was a 'risk to the public'.
Here, the Mail looks at how the fallen star is adapting to his new surroundings in London's Pentonville Category B Prison.




Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1312784/Sobbing-G-wing-fallen-idol-George-Michael-whos-Inmate-A8365AW.html#ixzz0zkHhbu00

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Venice Film Festival awards greek actress Rachel Tsangaris

GREEK FILM WINS AWARD AT VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

This year’s Best actress Award in the Venice Film Festival went to Ariane Labed for her performance in Athina-Rachel Tsangaris’ film Attenberg.

The 26-year-old actress was born in Athens to French parents and Attenberg was her cinema debut.

Tsangaris’ work includes the video projections for the New Acropolis Museum Opening Ceremony.
*Greekcity*

Who wants to hold his paintbrush? lololol

Shah rukh Khan and Gauri - Hes Tweeting and we love how he tweets :-)


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Remember me - Na me thimithis

To Pathos - Passion

Manolis & Dimitris Spyridakis - Cretan Brothers


Ego gia sena liono - I melt for you - Kritiko Tragoudi - Cretan song

Glykeria 2010

Just How Painful Will Greece's Recovery Be?

Greece's statistics service ELSTAT said on Wednesday that gross domestic product in the country shrank 1.8% from the first to the second quarter. That's the steepest quarterly decline since the nation's economy fell into recession at the end of 2008.
And the rest of the year probably won't be any better. Consumers will spend less as they start to feel the effects of the austerity measures that were a stipulation of the 110 billion-euro bail out Greece got from the IMF and the EU last May. And if the government can't cut the deficit by collecting tax revenues - a challenge in a country where people have long evaded income tax - it may be forced to impose a new indirect tax on the petrol that's used to heat homes in winter. That's after already having increased value-added tax on goods by 4%, to 23%, earlier this year.
Greece could find itself caught in a vicious circle, says Yiannis Tsarmougelis, an economics professor at the University of the Aegean, as attempts to tackle debt by imposing new taxes will only further stifle economic growth. "If the government must impose new measures, the economy could even shrink by more than 4%," by year's end, Tsarmougelis says. "It all depends on how well they do collecting tax revenues."

A Greek tragedy in the making - CSMonitor.com

A Greek tragedy in the making - CSMonitor.com