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Help a Library Transcribe Magical Manuscripts & Recover the Charms, Potions & Witchcraft That Flourished in Early Modern Europe and America in Books, History, Religion, Science | April 11th, 2013  Magic is real—hear me out. No, you can’t solve life’s problems with a wand and made-up Latin. But there are academic departments of magic, only they go by different names […]

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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Censorship, the suppression of words, images, or ideas that are “offensive,” happens whenever some people succeed in imposing their personal political or moral values on others. Censorship can be carried out by the government as well as private pressure groups. Censorship by the government is unconstitutional. In contrast, when private […]

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                Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Stronger evidence for a weaker Atlantic overturning 04/11/2018. The Atlantic overturning – one of Earth’s most important heat transport systems, pumping warm water northwards and cold water southwards – is weaker today than any time before in more than 1000 years. […]

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    O N  Y O U T U B E ‣ “5 Lessons I Learned While Hiking Cucamonga Peak” ‣ FB Live: Insights from a QHHT Session   C U R R E N T L Y  ‣ Reading “Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle” ‣ Obsessed with Orange Theory Fitness ‣ Pinterest 🙊           […]

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I’m spending much of my time these days writing the second book in my Dream Yoga trilogy, which is tentatively titled: The Seduction of Being: Dream Yoga and the Path of Illusion. It’s a deeper dive into the philosophical implications of the nocturnal meditations, and the science behind seeing the world as illusory. Here’s the preface to the book […]

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The Guardian Russia  A letter from our correspondent ‘People here believe all journalists are biased’: reporting from Putin’s Russia  Shaun Walker in Russia: ‘I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing.’ Outgoing correspondent Shaun Walker discusses the challenges of covering Moscow, and his hopes for his new beat – Budapest Shaun Walker as told to Sophie […]

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Voyager I and II space probes were launched in 1977 to primarily gather information about our solar system. The images sent back from the probes have been used in textbooks. The probes have provided more information than originally visualized. The real spacecraft trajectories of the Voyagers are updated every five minutes. Distance and velocities are updated in real-time. […]

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A former Russian troll speaks: ‘It was like being in Orwell’s world’  By Anton Troianovski February 17  Washington Post “I arrived there, and I immediately felt like a character in the book “1984” by George Orwell — a place where you have to write that white is black and black is white. Your first feeling, when you […]

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The Shadow of Lhasa: a tale of reincarnation Copyright (c) 2014, Revised and Unabridged 2018. All Rights Reserved, Smashwords Edition.  Published in ebook formats at Smashwords.com and at Barnes & Noble as a NOOK Book. ISBN: 9781311408204  Price: $4.95 In a passionate affair with her doctor Sienna Tiefwald (a transgender therapist), Lhasa Cremieux seeks to discover whether her reincarnation is artificial […]

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From The Examiner “The poets tell us, that after the giants were overthrown by the gods, the earth in revenge produced her last offspring which was Fame. And the fable is thus interpreted: that when tumults and seditions are quieted, rumours and false reports are plentifully spread through a nation. So that, by this account, […]

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There’s No Place Like Home, Especially if It’s Made of Hemp By ADAM POPESCUJAN. 29, 2018 Russians sorting raw hemp fibers in the Kurks region in the 1960s. Hemp has been used as building material for millennia in Europe and elsewhere, but it’s only just starting to get wider recognition as a green construction option. CreditOleg Sizov/TASS, […]

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The Atlantic A Foreboding Similarity in Today’s Oceans and a 94-Million-Year-Old Catastrophe The ocean is suffocating—but not for the first time. Algae blooms off the coast of New York and New Jersey in August 2015 NASA / AP PETER BRANNEN    1/12/18  SCIENCE The ocean is losing its oxygen. Last week, in a sweeping analysis in the journal Science, […]

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Library Quarterly Mobilization of Rural Libraries toward Political and Economic Change in the Aftermath of the 2016 Presidential Election  by  Bharat Mehra ABSTRACT The 2016 presidential election in the United States was unprecedented in the extent of bitter divisiveness between the candidates’ campaigns, the complex factors attributed to the unexpected results, and the difficult years in […]

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from 2017   Art Censorship: How Social Media Edits Our World View by Uriel Dana With all the horror terrorizing the world, something wonderful happened recently for the arts, and we have the French to thank for it. In a landmark censorship case against art, the French ruled that Facebook can be sued in France for […]

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“There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.” James Baldwin

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