3D Printed Homes, demo photos

Much more of this coming. I actually would love to decorate one of these things.


from 3ders.org

A Shanghai building company has erected a small village of pitched-roof, 3-D printed structures—in about a day. WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co is behind the series of humble buildings, which each cost less than $5,000 each. The homes were created through the use of a 490- by 33- by 20-foot 3-D printer that fabricates the basic components required for assembly.

Via A/N Blog

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Molly’s Astrology for March 2014


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Some projects slow down, and others come to a screeching halt as Mars begins to appear to move backwards on March 1, initiating an 80-day process of review and reinforcement, developing and reworking ideas. [...]

Career planet Saturn also begins moving backward on March 2. Saturn governs business, work, and responsibilities, both public and private. Our ideas are put to the test. The energy plays out on a more internal and emotional level when a planet is retrograde, and Saturn is retrograde in Scorpio, a deeply emotional sign associated with matters of life and death, with karma. Scorpio deals with our evolution, and Saturn is about cause and effect. We have the choice to untie those karmic knots or pull them tighter.

Day by Day

A new Lunar cycle begins on March 1 with a New Moon in psychic, sensitive, spacey, and spiritual Pisces. Luna connects with Jupiter, signaling a burst of inspiration, expansive thinking, visionary ideas, and good luck. Review the note on Lunar magic on page 6. To read more about taking advantage of the power of the New Moon, check out Jan Spiller’s book New Moon Astrology.

A social/relationship cycle ends with some stress as Venus tangles with retrograde Mars on March 2. We find solutions and achieve closure as the Sun touches Chiron and Pluto on March 3. Friendly new energy re-energizes the social scene as Venus enters Aquarius on March 5.


Astro-Nerd Note: Saturn’s reach

Do you ever wonder what those numbers next to the planets in an astrological chart mean? Astrologers break up each sign into 30 degrees and number them 00 through 29. Saturn changes direction at 23 Scorpio. Saturn backs up into 22, 21, 20 and so on, until he reaches 16 in July and changes direction again.

If you have your birth chart (get it at www.astro.com), look for planets between 16 and 23 degrees of any fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius). Saturn hits those in a stressful way. Expect challenge in the areas ruled by that planet. If you see planets between 16 and 23 of Pisces, Cancer, Capricorn, Virgo, the retrograde opens doors and allows for ease and faster progress in your work.

Via: Molly’s Astrology


Grains to Galleries: Heatherwick design converts South African silos into a cathedral for art


A monolithic cluster of concrete silos on the Cape Town waterfront is the subject of a dramatic surgical intervention. The industrial relic will be transformed by Thomas Heatherwick into an art museum planned for the city’s V&A Waterfront. The project entails the conversion of the grain silo complex into a new space to house and display the Jochen Zeitz Collection, an assortment of art that will act as the foundation for Zeitz MOCAA a non-profit institution dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora.

Via: A/N Blog

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Don’t Become Darkness When Fighting the Dark Side

For those who are more awake to the situation humanity finds itself in, seeing dark global agendas stream rolling over goodness, truth, and freedom throughout the world is more than enough to make anyone feel angry, negative, and even enraged. We as a humanity, along with all our rights, are under attack and the most common response to being attacked is either through anger and aggression, or fear and retreat—which is based on a raw animalistic fight or flight reaction.

Yet there is a third and higher way of responding—one in which we are still able to stand and defend ourselves against darkness, but instead do so from a place of inner peace and love. At its core it is not an animalistic response, but a spiritual one that comes from consciousness within. It has been taught since ancient times and even the Jedi knights of the Star Wars movie series used it. It requires an inner discipline and gives access to the intelligence and power of love, something crucial to defeating the attacks from darkness.

Via: Belsebuub.com

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Freelance Freedom #343

I can relate.

I can relate.

Freelance Freedom by N.C. Winters is a webcomic about one man trying to make it as a freelancer.

Via: Microlancer Blog

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Preparation for Jesus (Part 2)

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The story of the preparation for the birth of Jesus as told in the Edgar Cayce Readings provides some amazing details to the life of Mary and Joseph and their selection as the parents of Jesus. Edgar Cayce spoke about the Essenes, a spiritual community whose presence has since been confirmed by the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered after Mr. Cayce’s death. Here are some excerpts about the marriage of Mary and Joseph:

Q) In what manner was Joseph informed of his part in the birth of Jesus?
A) First by Mathias or Judah. Then as this did not coincide with his own feelings, first in a dream and then the direct voice.

And whenever the voice, this always is accompanied with odors as well as lights; and oft the description of the lights is the vision, see?

Q) Why was he disturbed when Mary became with child while yet a virgin?
A) Owing to his natural surroundings and because of his advanced age to that of the virgin when she was given; or as would be termed in the present, because of what people say. Yet when assured, you see, that this was the divine, not only by his brethren but by the voice and by those experiences, he knew. For you see there was from the time of the first promise, while she was still yet in training from the choice, there was a period of some three to four years; yet when he went to claim her as the bride, at the period of—or between sixteen and seventeen, she was found with child.

Q) How old was Joseph at the time of the marriage?
A) Thirty-six.

Q) How old was Mary at the time of the marriage?
A) Sixteen…

Q) Where was the wedding performed? of Mary and Joseph?
A) In the temple there at Carmel.

Edgar Cayce Reading 5749-8

Q) Please describe the Essene wedding, in temple, of Mary and Joseph, giving the form of ceremony and customs at that time.
A) This followed very closely the form outlined in Ruth. It was not in any way a supplanting but a cherishing of the sincerity of purpose in the activities of individuals.

When there was to be the association, or the wedding of Joseph and Mary—Mary having been chosen as the channel by the activities indicated upon the stair, by the hovering of the angel, the enunciation to Anna and to Judy [1472] and to the rest of those in charge of the preparations at that time—then there was to be sought out the nearer of kin, though not kin in the blood relationships. Thus the lot fell upon Joseph, though he was a much older man compared to the age ordinarily attributed to Mary in the period. Thus there followed the regular ritual in the temple. For, remember, the Jews were not refrained from following their rituals. Those of the other groups, as the Egyptians or the Parthians, were not refrained from following the customs to which they had been trained; which were not carried on in the Jewish temple but rather in the general meeting place of the Essenes as a body-organization.

Edgar Cayce Reading 254-109

Q) Where did the couple live during the pregnancy?
A) Mary spent the most of the time in the hills of Judea, portion of the time with Joseph in Nazareth. From there they went to Bethlehem to be taxed, or to register—as ye would term…

Q) Do we celebrate Christmas at approximately the right time?
A) Not a great variation, for there having been the many changes in the accounting of time, or accounting for the periods from the various times when time is counted—not far wrong—twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth of December, as ye have your time now.

Edgar Cayce Reading 5749-8

Via: A.R.E. Blog

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Continuum Physics Launches Map of Reality

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Continuum Physics, a privately held consultancy dedicated to the advancement of the science of continuum physics and the role and impact of time in human experience, today announced the launch of The Map of Reality website. The site is the first public information platform outlining the principles of Continuum Physics, which assert that time plays a central role in structuring human identities, influencing actions and guiding the course of human events. The site offers insights on the laws of physics that relate to time and how they shape and support all areas of human endeavor including achieving personal and business goals, understanding relationships, creating art and assessing human events on a global scale.

Via: PR Newswire

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In mining, we trust.

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In mining we trust.

On the side of the US $1 bill it says “In God, we trust”. Because money is all about trust. Trust that it’s real, trust that it will remain at a similar value for the duration of the transaction at least, trust that the products are represented honestly. In the past trust that the paper was redeemable in gold, and more recently trust that our dollar will be backed by the “full faith and credit of the US Government”.

And when that trust is lacking society shuts down. To some extent, the crisis of 2008, in the same manner as the one in 1929 was about the lack of trust. They called it “counter party risk”, but it basically means: “Do I trust that the other side of the contract will be honored when the time comes?” When there is not trust, markets freeze.

And let’s be honest, our trust in government, in markets, in society as general has been shaken over the last few years.

Via: Bitcoin Magazine

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Bizarre magnetic particle revealed in ultra-cold lab experiment

Bizarre magnetic behavior that was predicted by a famous physicist more than 80 years ago has finally been demonstrated in the lab, according to a new study.

The behavior of an electron in response to a magnetic monopole, or a solitary magnet with just a north pole, has been demonstrated in an ultra-cold material that mimics a natural magnetic system. And the monopole and electron system behaves just as English physicist Paul Dirac predicted it would in 1931.

Though the new experiment, described today (Jan. 29) in the journal Nature, doesn’t prove that such monopoles exist outside the lab in other magnetic systems, it could help physicists know what to look for in nature, said study co-author David Hall, a physicist at Amherst College in Massachusetts.

Via: Signs of the Times


Evolutionary Spirituality and the Edgar Cayce Work

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As the New Age movement picked up momentum during the last decades of the 20th century, Edgar Cayce began sounding pretty stodgy to many people. Seek a life of service; root out tendencies toward selfishness in your patterns of thought and behavior; attend to your body’s health with careful nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle choices; set an ideal that you can live by as you go about your normal life activities; form intentional groups to bolster your resolve and follow through; make a difference in your world; pray; meditate—none of these had quite the wow factor that seemed to fuel popular New Age culture. What about experiences in altered states of consciousness? What about great psychic attainments? What about contact with entities on higher planes? What about the power of stones and crystals? While the Cayce readings address all of these things and more with great depth and considerable sophistication, they were often branded as beginners’ material simply because they do not emphasize the phenomenal aspect of the spiritual path.

If we take the time to look, we will find that the Cayce material is at the cutting edge of some of the most important developments on the contemporary spiritual scene. For, even as the popular explosion of New Age interest in the late 20th century was drawing increasing criticism for its tendency toward somewhat narcissistic and magical thinking, other influences were growing up alongside it. Influences that took the best of the burgeoning spiritual awakening and wedded it to science, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology. Influences that have now come together to form an expansive and promising spirituality for the 21st century that is both “integral” and “evolutionary” in the way it draws upon diverse sources of knowledge and wisdom in order to engage creatively with an evolving cosmos, world, and human psyche—a new New Age that is all grown up in comparison to its late 20th-century counterpart. And it turns out the Cayce work was there all along.

Like integralism, the “evolutionary” approach to spirituality promises to reshape the way we think about our place in this world. To appreciate its impact, it is important to recognize that evolutionary spirituality goes beyond the age-old concept of soul evolution, which casts the earth as the place where we come to learn lessons, grow, and work through our karma. From this perspective, the earth plane is often at best little more than the schoolhouse of the soul and at worst the prison of illusion that we seek to escape at the earliest possible time.

By contrast, from the evolutionary perspective, the opportunity of incarnation has as much to do with the evolution of the cosmos as it does our own development. And most evolutionary thinkers point to human consciousness as the current frontier of evolution as it manifests here on earth. The Divine Source from which we arise has an irrepressible drive to create, and we are on the advancing edge of ongoing creation. Our primary role is that of co-creator and the theater of our creative operation is here, in this three-dimensional world of form.

via Edgar Cayce Blog

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