Take a tour of La Madeleine in Paris, France - part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
Paris, France is home to a beautiful structure known affectionately as La Madeleine (Mah-dell-ine [like pine]).
This Roman Catholic Church dedicated to Mary Magdalene, was consecrated in the year 1842; almost a century after its initial designs had been laid out.
Napoleon Bonaparte ordered the structure seen today to be erected as a monument to the glory of his French Army.
Built in Neo-classical design, it features gorgeous reliefs, wide bay arches and lovely frescoes.
The church has 52, 20 meter high, Corinthian columns that extend all around the building.
Today, apart from holding masses, La Madeleine (Mah-dell-ine [like pine]) is known for hosting the city's most elegant and popular weddings.
Take a tour of Basilica of San Gaudenzio in Novara, Italy - part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
A view of the cityscape of Novara, Italy is dominated by a single landmark reaching into the sky.
The tallest structure in the city is the Basilica of San Gaudenzio, the spire of which reaches 400 feet in height.
This beautiful domed church was built over 113 years and was completed in 1690; the magnificent cupola was built later in 1887.
The basilica was named in honor of, and is consecrated to, Novara’s first bishop.
It was built on the same site as the city's old basilica, which was was destroyed on the orders of Emperor Charles V.
The Basilica of San Gaudenzio is Novara's chief monument and people come to visit it from all over.
Take a tour of Reichenau St. George's Church in Reichenau Island, Germany – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
Lying in Lake Constance in the south of Germany is the fascinating and peaceful Reichenau Island.
The entire island is monastic and is home to an abbey and two churches, one of which is Saint George's Church.
This small and simple church was consecrated on eastern side of the island in the year 896.
The abbot Heito the Third returned from Rome with the head of Saint George, giving the church its name.
The countryside surrounding the church is a beautiful landscape of green fields and flowers.
Between Saint George's and the island's other churches, Reichenau Island is a peaceful and wonderful place to visit.
Seamus Heaney reads his poem The Tollund Man
The Tollund Man
by Seamus Heaney (1939-)
Some day I will go to Aarhus
To see his peat-brown head,
The mild pods of his eye-lids,
His pointed skin cap.
In the flat country near by
Where they dug him out,
His last gruel of winter seeds
Caked in his stomach,
Naked except for
The cap, noose and girdle,
I will stand a long time.
Bridegroom to the goddess,
She tightened her torc on him
And opened her fen,
Those dark juices working
Him to a saint's kept body,
Trove of the turfcutters'
Now his stained face
Reposes at Aarhus.
I could risk blasphemy,
Consecrate the cauldron bog
Our holy ground and pray
Him to make germinate
The scattered, ambushed
Flesh of labourers,
Laid out in the farmyards,
Tell-tale skin and teeth
Flecking the sleepers
Of four young brothers, trailed
For miles along the lines.
Something of his sad freedom
As he rode the tumbril
Should come to me, driving,
Saying the names
Tollund, Grauballe, Nebelgard,
Watching the pointing hands
Of country people,
Not knowing their tongue.
Out here in Jutland
In the old man-killing parishes
I will feel lost,
Unhappy and at home.
Song of Songs is a musical experience, both holy and sensual, that reclaims the purity and joy of the covenant relationship. Consecration -- meaning to declare or set apart as sacred -- is God's heart and design for physical intimacy.
This spine-tingling fantasy is sure to take you on a supernatural ride. Meet Stuart Duffelmeyer, a soon-to-be top graduate of NYU’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Stuart is targeted by eight of his egomaniacal college classmates once they learn he’s desperate to break his virginity. His classmates lure him to a sleazy motel in the South Bronx where they play out a heinous prank. His night ends in utter disappointment after learning that his date was just a beautiful mechanical doll. He suffered severely as a result of their callous behavior and feels he must get even with his tormentors.
A chance encounter allows him to come across a magical Hebrew talisman with indescribable powers. Once the talisman is consecrated, Stuart is granted miraculous powers over the creatures and elements of the Earth. Little do those who’ve wronged Stuart know that his absolute domination over the creatures and elements of the Earth will bring plagues of unspeakable horrors into their lives. This will teach the eight of them that asking for his forgiveness is the only way to terminate the plagues inflicted upon them. This stirring tale of adventure, intrigue, redemption and mystical powers will get the adrenalin pumped.
Personalized Trinity Talisman
About a year ago, I have created the personalized Cosmic Sigil Pendant. A personalized astrological talisman customized to your own birth chart and crafted at a selected time to enhance the special qualities for you. Very recently I came up with another version for a similar talisman; instead of using the four elements and all the planets, the new pendant will include the Sun, Moon and your dominant planet.
The idea is that you will send us the day and hour of birth and our astrologer Michael Ofek will create a map for you. After that Michael will search for the right cosmic time in which the Sun, Moon and the dominant planet are in the best place to ideally benefit you.
In order to understand the unique meaning of this jewel, one must first understand what is a Talisman. The word Talisman originates from the greek word 'telein' which means 'to complete.' A Talisman comes to compliment a person by strengthening his weak points. In ancient times the creators of Talismans were priests, magicians or the once who had esoteric knowledge and the knowledge of astronomy in their communities. The magician took the person's date, time and place of birth as accurate as possible and prepared a birth chart for the talisman, then he would analyze the chart to find the exact time that the configuration of the planets is in it's most balancing, empowering and strengthening state in correlation with the birth chart.The Talisman was assembled (and magically consecrate it) at that exact point in time, In this celestial window of opportunities that stresses the full potential and helps resolving difficult combinations.
How does it work?
When ordering the Talisman you have to send us your hour and date of birth (preferably place of birth too). Our astrologer, Michael Ofek will prepare your birth chart and analyze it to find the right time in which the planet state is optimal for you. The pendant will be made at that particular selected time. The pendant will include the Sun, the Moon and one selected planet all at an optimal place according to your birth chart.
This is a very unique, one of a kind individualised Talisman that can't be found anywhere else...
In most parts of the Western world in this modern age, this magical procedure is almost extinct, you do not have a Magus to turn to and ask for a completely individualized Talisman, as in ancient times. This Talisman, is our way to recreate this almost lost art, and open this possibility again in our times. The individualized Talismans where considered sacred power tools, mostly used by people of royal families of high stature who could afford them (and also knew their time of birth, which was not a common thing) so this is my own way of creating this unique talisman for you in our time.
Fibre is the most attractive usual fibre to be establish by the human people. Well speaking of the record of this special fibre, all praise goes to the Chinese Empress three millennia before when she consideration of doing some high-quality for her populace. Her act of responsibility fine for the Chinese has consecrated the world with such a magnificent fibre.
About the guest
A renowned ceremonialist, shamanic guide, teacher, and a minister of the Universal Life Church, Kathryn W. Ravenwood has studied in the Egyptian Mystery School tradition with Nicki Scully, Normandi Ellis, and Gloria Taylor Brown. An initiated member of the Lineage of Thoth and a certified teacher of alchemical healing, she lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
About the book
A hands-on method to heal the waters of Gaia using powerful elixirs created with a sacred altar and consecrated crystals
• Reveals, step by step, the shamanic rituals and techniques to prepare crystal homeopathic elixirs to heal the waters of the Earth
• Explains how to create a sacred water altar in your home for elixir preparation as well as program the crystals used with healing intentions
• Includes shamanic journey meditations to connect with ancient water spirits and infuse your water-healing work with sacred intention
When Hurricane Floyd ravaged the North Carolina coast in 1999, Kathryn Ravenwood--living thousands of miles away in Seattle--was called by Spirit to help heal the toxic waters left behind. Combining her longtime devotion to sacred altars with her newfound connection to crystals, she developed a process to make crystal homeopathic elixirs to cleanse bodies of water both near and far.
Sharing her journey of spiritual calling and discovery, Ravenwood explains how to create crystal homeopathic elixirs using a sacred water altar and attuned crystals. Detailing how to create a personal altar in your home, the crystals most suitable for this work (such as amethyst and selenite), as well as how to program them with your healing intentions, she describes the month-long cycle--from full moon to full moon--of ritual and prayer at the core of the process that infuses the elixirs with their cleansing and healing powers. Ravenwood provides shamanic journey meditations based on Native American and Egyptian traditions to help you connect with ancient water spirits and guides and instill your water-healing work with sacred purpose. She explains how to ceremonially apply an elixir to a body of water and how the remedy will propagate outward to the ocean, bringing healing to the waters it spans as well as to the animals it encounters.
Bringing spirituality into physicality and providing a practical application for the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto, this hands-on shamanic method enables each of us to take part in transforming our planet as well as our selves--for the health of Gaia and our own bodies is directly tied to the health of the waters that surround and are within us.
The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer is an institute of consecrated life, a male religious community of pontifical and exempt law, founded on November 9, 1732 by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori at Scala, near Naples, and approved by the Holy See in 1749