Friday, June 3, 2011

Arabian nights Belly dance music "Misirlou Indian version on harmonica

Mira Betz







The multi-faceted career of Mira Betz is a testament to her passionate artistry and desire for continual growth. Active in theater, dance and the performing arts for 20 years, Mira Betz has become a sought after dancer, choreographer, costumer, and teacher. Nominated "Instructor of the year" by Zaghareet Magazine, Mira is a valued instuctor at prestigeous festivals and camps across the nation, as well as at the Malonga Arts Collective in Oakland California. 
Mira began her training in Middle Eastern dance as a young teen studying with some of the most respected and knowledgeable teachers of our time, such as Katarina Burda, Jamila Salimpour, and Suhaila Salimpour. As a founding member, choreographer, and solo performer of Aywah! Ethnic Dance Company for 10 years, she developed a solid foundation of contemporary, traditional, as well as ritualistic dance forms. Aywah!, under the direction of Katarina Burda, flourished to become one of the San Francisco Bay Area's most respected ethnic dance companies and significantly influenced today'sTribal Fusion scene. In 1998 Mira went abroad to live and study the native dances ofMorocco.
http://www.miramania.com/news.htm

Yalla habibi - feruza - Michelle






Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Canucks and Boobies - European Entertainment :-)



Todd,

Totally indicative of North America - we pine over an exposed breast in the "name of our children" yet allow them violent video games, violent T.V shows, and we allow them to watch the evening news.  All of the above should be more of a concern than an exposed breast.
 

We agree with Todd.... Go to a European Beach and the boobies are everywhere, She got the attention she wanted, mission accomplished LOL The only sad part about the whole thing is, she lost her job but found 5 minutes ( permanent mention on cyberspace blogs)  of glory....................was it worth the effort????


Shes not the first and she wont be the last.


http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/courtsport/2011/05/our-favorite-sports-flashers.html



Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Astrology Greek Style


Watch live streaming video from astratelevision at livestream.com

The Freedom Songs



WOW incredible video of the Olympic city - Vancouver

Marriage IPAD style

Αν κάποιοι νομίζουν ότι η Εκκλησία είναι «παλαιών αρχών» κάνουν μεγάλο λάθος, και το λέμε αυτό γιατί καθημερινά πολλοί ιερείς είναι όλο και πιο κοντά στις νέες τεχνολογίες.
Υπάρχουν κληρικοί οι οποίοι κοιτάνε το μέλλον και είναι λάτρεις των νέων τεχνολογιών, όπως και ο ιερέας της φωτογραφίας ο οποίος τελεί το μυστήριο του γάμου διαβάζοντας τις ευχές από το iPad.

Angels


We are each of us angels with only one wing. 
And we can only fly while embracing each other.
 - Lucian de Croszonza


Monday, May 30, 2011

The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.


Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and former disciple of. The Big Five are the Persona, the Ego, the Shadow, the Anima/Animus, and the Self. “Everyone carries a shadow,” Jung wrote, “and the less it is. Every man who loses his shadow, every nation that falls into self-righteousness, is their prey. Carl Jung, founder of analytical psychology, shared the belief. The shadow is an unconscious complex that is defined as the diametrical opposite of the conscious self, the ego.

Psychologist Carl Gustav Jung described several archetypes that. Quotes by Carl Jung on his Theory of Psychoanalysis and the relationship. The shadow represents everything that the conscious person does not. Speeches made in 1933 and 1937 are excerpted. ^ Jung, Carl (2006). The Pagan, Shamanic Celts and Lakota Sioux believed in Shadow Self, the part of people that is rejected. The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self.










The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances, if there is any reaction, both are transformed.


We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.




Almonds and the Greek Myth


Agdistis was a totally awesome figure in mythology, and I'll probably move her to the goddess section soon, because she's really not so monstrous. It all started when Zeus had a wet dream and came on Gaia - that is, the ground. Gaia, fecund as we all know, got pregnant, and Agdistis soon emerged. She was born a hermaphrodite, but her bi-sexed body totally intimidated the gods, who feared that her body made her so powerful that she'd take over the world. So they cut off her penis. They buried it in the ground and it grew into an almond tree (think about THAT the next time you eat a handful of almonds) and the daughter of the Sangarius river came along and, according to Pausanias, put one of the almonds between her breasts (whatever floats your boat ...). Although this may seem a little unorthodox, the almond disappeared and - surprise surprise - Nana (the nymph) found out that she was pregnant. She had a child named Attis - who grew up to be a major hottie, and then Agdistis fell in love with him. Agdistis, apparently, was still pretty intimidating, and Attis' relatives weren't down with her, so they sent him off to marry a princess, but Agdistis showed up at the wedding in true romantic style. The only thing is, when she stood up to say, "Wait! You can't marry that girl, I love you!" (or whatever), instead of everything working out happily ever after, Attis went completely nuts. He ran into the wilderness and castrated himself and, as this story goes, bled to death. His spirit entered a pine tree, but Agdistis was less worried about the soul, and more worried about the body, and she asked Zeus if he could preserve the body eternally for her. It's a little kinky, if you ask me, but as we all know, Zeus is down with kink, so he agreed and they put the body in a tomb in the sanctuary of Cybele (Rhea). Eventually, Agdistis became an epithet of Cybele's. There were ceremonies replaying the whole Attis myth every year, and I hope to get the whole Attis myth in theMyth Pages one of these days. 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

George Calombaris



George Calombaris has been awarded more accolades for his 
work than most receive in a lifetime and this exuberant chef is still only 31 years of age. George's molecular gastronomy has seen him 
become a much talked about chef in the international cooking 
circuit. In 2004, the Global Food and Wine Magazine voted George one of the worlds Top 40 Chefs of Influence.
George has always been fascinated by food. Inspired by his mother and grandmother, two brilliant cooks, George quickly learnt about food and cooking. Although born and bred in Melbourne (Australia), the centre of his early learning was his Greek heritage. With its rich and varied cuisine there was no doubt that this would later become George's trademark.
In the Age Good Food Guide (2004), George was awarded with 'Young Chef of the Year 2004'. Following these awards, George was swiftly approached to Guest Chef on many television programmes and later taking on a regular appearance on Australia's popular daytime TV show Ready Steady Cook.
October 2006, at the age of 27, George opened his flagship restaurant The Press Club Restaurant and Bar. George’s 'Modern Greek' concept paid off. At the 2008 Age Good Food Guide Awards, The Press Club was awarded two prestigious chef hats and named 'Best New Restaurant 2008'. George was also awarded 'Chef of the Year 2008' and was named George Top 100 Most Influential People by The Age Melbourne Magazine.
With 2008 being a successful year for George, he was also fortunate to have launched his successful first Cook Book aptly named 'The Press Club' and in February 2008 opened his second restaurant Maha Bar and Grill, a Mediterranean Middle Eastern restaurant. In late 2008, George took his traditional Greek heritage further with his third restaurant Hellenic Republic, a modern Greek Taverna.
His success in Australia has been phenomenal. His growth as a Chef has seen him successfully take the role as a judge on Australia’s most successful TV show, network 10’s cooking jugganaut, MasterChef.
On top of all this…George is getting ready to open his 4th Melbourne restaurant St Katherine’s, opening in February 2011.










George's famous Moussaka Recipe 
Moussaka is a much loved main dish in Greek households. George's mums recipe features lamb, pork and veal mince. Topped with a kefalograviera bechamel this recipe makes this the perfect winter's dinner.


buy his book for the recipe here 

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Abraham Hicks- Manifestational meditations

Sam Hoffer - writer and food columnist

Le Bistrot du Paradou is one of Patricia Wells’ favorite bistros in Provence. Located in the tiny village of Paradou, it is a short fifteen minute drive from Saint Remy. We had stopped by earlier in the week to reserve a table for the Thursday lunch as that was the day they were serving the wonderful local lamb, l'agneau du Pays. 
I'm a retired executive turned writer & food columnist. Currently I write a food column, “From My Carolina Kitchen,” for my local newspaper. I have entered three recipe contests and was a winner in each: Won the state of Mississippi's Chicken Contest in 1993 and participated in the 40th annual National Chicken Contest, one of the "big three" national competitions. It is the oldest contest of its kind. My recipe for Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Rolls is in The Chicken Cookbook, 1993, a Dell publication. 


Who says when you retire life slows down?????  Sam Hoffer, Woman of the Day *mygreekspirit*

Bikh Mosholiou - Toho pari apofasi




Vicky Moscholiou (Greek: Βίκυ Μοσχολιού, [ˈvici mosxoˈʎu], 23 May, 1943 – 16 August, 2005), born inMetaxourgeio in Athens, was a Greek singer. On 14 March 2010, Alpha TV ranked Moscholiou the 13th top-certified female artist in the nation's phonographic era (since 1960).

Vicky Moscholiou was born during the German Occupation of Greece, a time of hardship and privation. Her family lived in one room. Her father worked in the vegetable market, and her mother suffered from consumption and received a small allowance. They managed to scrape together the money for a plot of land in Upper Agia Varvara and build a home there. Two more children followed, a brother and sister.
Agia Varvara then, and especially where we lived, was empty. A few houses, endless fields, and quite a few gypsies with their bears and their songs. There was great poverty but I liked it there. I’d wander around barefoot all day, run, play with the other children, fall, hurt myself, get up and do the same all over again. There was however civility and compassion, a feeling for others which I think has slowly vanished with the years.[2]
Her grandfather and grandmother worked at the National Theatre of Greece. He did the lighting, she the costumes. Vicky would go with her grandfather and watch the shows. She dreamed of being an actress, but ended up a singer. *wikepidia*