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We Can Easily Divide Our Lives Into Periods of Seven Years And Notice  How Each Period  has Brought its definite Results or Produced Effects upon our Growth, Development, and Mastership

PERIOD 1 – Birth to 7th Year

This is the time during which our babyhood and early youth occurs, and when the fundamentals of our education and cultural development are laid.  It is really a period of self-discovery, as far as the objective material world and our relation to it are concerned.  We learn to walk and talk, control our bodies, and relate ourselves properly to our physical and material environments.

PERIOD 2 – 7th to 14th Year

In this period, certain physical changes take place in our development, and the mental side of our nature takes a secondary place in the changes going on.  It is just before the fulfillment of the second period that the important physical changes in both the male and female occur, preparing the child for the the third stage.  If these changes do not occur before the end of the second period, the child is psychologically and physiologically subnormal, and both physiology and  psychology have unconsciously recognized this second period in the cycle of life.

PERIOD 3 – 14th to 21st Year

In this period, the physical changes drop back into secondary place together with the mental and the psychic side of human nature is developed primarily.  This brings about the sense of responsibility, giving dignity, poise, and character to the individual.  It is during this process that the individual  attains that degree of psychic or psychological, as well as mental and physiological development, that establishes the individual as a capable entity, qualified to assume legal responsibilities.  The person who does not attain this degree by the 21st year is backward in the progress that should have been made, and is classified as subnormal.

PERIOD 4 – 21st to 28th Year

In this period, there is a development strongly centered in the emotional nature carrying on the unfoldment of the emotional spark that was awakened in the preceding period.  During these years, the individual acquires stability, a further sense of responsibility, a softening of the nature, and a gradual activity in those higher, dormant faculties known as intuition, mental telepathy, unconscious psychometry,  and similar psychic faculties, together with an awakening interest in music, art, language, and what may be termed the religious and higher things in life.  An absence of any manifestation of the development of these faculties during this period would indicate to the psychologist or psychiatrist a subnormal development.

PERIOD 5 – 28th to 35th Year

In this period, we find the creative processes of the mind most active, and the ability to visualize, imagine, and mentally create greatly developed, with a developing attunement with the Cosmic Consciousness and the ethical standards of life.  It is during this period that the greatest inventors have made most progress, and the business man has become energetic and successful.  It is also noteworthy that it is during this period that many of the world’s greatest philosophers, avatars, and mystics found the sudden Cosmic Illumination which is called complete attunement with the Cosmic Consciousness.  The greatest of these have begun their world-wide missions and written their greatest works during this period.

PERIOD 6 – 38th to 42nd Year

In this period, people enter a stage of development that induces the desire to explore, investigate and reveal great knowledge and the hidden facts of life.  A restlessness comes into their nature which makes them dissatisfied with the monotony of selfish and personal attainment, and quickens in their being the humanitarian and brotherly emotions which makes them want to share what they have with the world.  Yet even if they have little else than time and knowledge to share, they want to explore or discover and bring these revealed things to the masses for their benefit.

It is during this period that people start disposing of great wealth that they have accumulated or inherited by building libraries, or contributing to the arts, the sciences, schools, colleges, universities, or explorative and inventive expeditions and speculations, it is truly the culminating period of all the years that preceded in the life of the average human being, and starts the system of compensation in the average individual life whereby the individual feels the need of returning to the Cosmic and to mankind some of the benefits he has enjoyed

PERIOD 7 – 42nd to 49th Year

In this period the desire to rest, meditate and philosophically speculate builds up in the human being a new chapter, which unfolds strongly and uniquely in each case until the individual becomes a new person with new hopes, new desires, a new viewpoint in life, and a new goal and ideal toward which to labor.  The mind is turned more strongly toward religion and philosophy than to business.  It is also turned to those humanitarian activities that bring consolation and peace, by giving help, health, and happiness to the downtrodden, disconsolate or despondent.  So surely does this period work out in the average person’s life, to some degree, that one may easily judge the approximate age of any eminent character by noting the tendencies of his habit and the trend of his thoughts, even when such a person is in very moderate circumstances and can do nothing more than wish he were able to do the things that he has in his mind and heart.

PERIOD 8 – 49th to 56th Year

In this period we find a tendency toward further retirement from personal or selfish ambition, accompanied by a gradual lessening of the vitality and physical prowess, but compensated for by a highly attuned psychic and mental nature.  Here the pendulum is beginning to swing from the building up of a physical being to the building up of a spiritual being, and for this reason the physical body begins to lose its power to combat disease and to surmount the strains of accidents and undue strains upon the vitality.  Vital statistics prepared by insurance companies and government bureaus plainly show the great changes in the physical body which take place during this period and the preceding one as the pendulum begins to swing from the physical to the spiritual.

PERIOD 9 – 56th to 63rd Year

In this period there is a continuation of the conditions in the preceding period, but accompanied now by a mellowing of the mental faculties together with the weakening of the physical prowess, leaving the individual more  and more  a psychic and a spiritual being in harmony with the entire purpose of the cycle of progression.  As man is born to become a living soul, and not merely a soul-animated physical body, so he evolves, period by period, from birth to his 63rd year, from a physical being to a spiritual being, thereby approaching more closely the inevitable purpose of his existence.

Source: Self Mastery and Fate With the Cycles of Life by H. Spencer Lewis

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The Magic Weight Loss Pill

Posted: May 24, 2012 in LifeBlog
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A Violinist in the Metro

Posted: May 24, 2012 in LifeBlog
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A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that thousand of people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the best musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written with a violin worth 3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston and the seats average $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of an social experiment about perception, taste and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?

Email text contributed by Bill B., Dec. 17, 2008:

Buddha Pears

Posted: May 24, 2012 in LifeBlog
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Intrepid Chinese farmer, Gao Xianzhange, is growing pears in
the shape of a baby Buddha!

Gao spent seven years creating and perfecting the mold that the

pears grow inside and into, shaping them into the deity. The fruits
of his labor, sold in Asia and Europe, run a hefty £5 per pear.
Since he has produced 10,000 fruits during this season at the time
of this writing 2012, it appears that Gao’s Buddhas are indeed very
lucky!

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Source:  http://www.slightlywarped.com

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Bhagdad Battery

Posted: May 24, 2012 in LifeBlog
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In 1938 Dr. Wilhelm Konig found several earthenware pots at a dig near Baghdad, Iraq. The pots dated back 2000 years and were found to be
electrical batteries.
Each pot contained a tube of sheet copper made up of smaller cylinders soldered to each other with a 60-40 lead-tin alloy. The bottoms of the cylinders were capped with copper disks and sealed with asphalt or bitumen. Another layer of asphalt held two suspended iron rods down into the pot and copper tube and showed evidence of being corroded by acids. When a replica of the pots was made with fresh materials, it was found that the iron rod held at the top generated between 1.5 and 2 volts of electricity.

According to current historical beliefs, electricity wasn’t ‘discovered’ until the 19th century, yet here it is.

Some researchers have said we only know about 10% of Man’s past history – why don’t we examine these anomalies with an open mind?

Source:  http://www.slightlywarped.com

Green Children

Posted: May 24, 2012 in LifeBlog
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In the 12th century near Suffolk, England local farmers made a remarkable discovery: a boy and a girl weeping in a field… both with green skin.The children spoke no English and refused to eat food. They both wore oddly-colored clothing that appeared to be metallic. Eventually they began to eat beans exclusively after going without food for several days, but only after they were shown how to open the stalks.

The boy grew weak shortly after and eventually died. The girl survived, learned to speak English, and eat other food. Her skin turned to a normal color.

When asked about her origins, the girl described a place with no sun where all the inhabitants were of green color. She claimed that she and the boy were separated from their people as they wandered in a large cavern and, upon exiting, were “struck senseless by the excessive light of the sun and the unusual temperature of the air.”

As if this were not strange enough, the same thing happened again almost 700 years later in 1887 in Banjos, Spain. A boy and a girl with green skin were found abandoned near a cave. They did not speak Spanish and wore unfamiliar clothing. Their eyes were described as Oriental in appearance.

As with the first account from England, both children refused to eat at first. The boy grew weak and died, but the girl survived, learned Spanish, and explained that she and her companion came from a sunless land. The account differs from the first as the girl was reported to have claimed they had been caught up in a whirlwind and found themselves in the cave. The girl died in 1892.

The children’s true origins were never discovered.  Some say that they were aliens, others say that they are members of a subsurface human culture, while others say they they were lost children who’s green coloring was the result of malnourishment.  It’s even been put forward that both stories are actually the retelling of one story.

In any case, it’s widely accepted that the children did exist… the question is, where did they come from?

Rock Frog

Posted: May 24, 2012 in LifeBlog
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This mummified corpse of a frog was found in a hollow flint ‘geode’ which was cracked open in 1899 by workmen in a quarry in England. There have been many reports of frogs found inside rocks; some still living in a kind of stupor but which revived once exposed to the air. In 1910 a living toad was found when a piece of coal was broken open; another was found in 1906 six feet  underground in a solid layer of clay. The most commonly found seem to be stuck in limestone.

The theory is that a small tadpole somehow enters a crack in a forming nodule or pocket and gets trapped in there as it grows. As it does, the smell attracts tiny insects which feed the toad and keep it alive. Through this crack also comes water and air. This is fine for some of the many examples that have been found but makes no sense in cases where live frogs have been found in totally sealed or deeply buried pockets.

Some frogs have been found with the impression of their bodies so tightly jammed against the rock ‘pocket’ that even the skin’s crackles can be seen imprinted on the sides of their frog-shaped hole –meaning the rock formed around them somehow.

 

Source:  http://www.slightlywarped.com

Friend or Best Friend?

Posted: May 24, 2012 in LifeBlog
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Categorize your friends…

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Take a look at this awesome eatery in Quezon Province,

Villa Escudero, Philippines. It has breathtaking views

and water is actually running over and under your feet.

I bet cleaning the floor there is a cinch!

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Source:  http://www.slightlywarped.com

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3D Glass Painting

Posted: May 24, 2012 in Funny Things
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The works of art featured here are possible

because of a simple and yet ingenious method

of painting on different layers of glass. 

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Source:  http://www.slightlywarped.com