February Full Moon

From MoonGiant.com

February 19
10:53 am EST

"As the snowiest month in the United States, February’s full moon is commonly known as the Full Snow Moon in Native American cultures. These ancient tribes named this moon after the way trees cracked in the cold, or how people had to sit shoulder to shoulder around the fire for warmth. Even the Celts called it the Moon of Ice. As expected of the coldest month in the year, the Full Snow Moon is also known by more sinister names, such as the Bone Moon..."


Appalachian Granny Women

From RemedyGrove.com (Phyllis Doyle Burns)

"When the settlers came in contact with the Cherokee people a bond of respect and support was created. One of the most beneficial methods they shared was herbalism and healing.

The Granny Women brought Old World healing methods and the Cherokee provided extensive knowledge of herbs and their own methods of healing. The sharing, training of each other, and trading knowledge was extremely beneficial to both sides..."


Spell Bottles

From Archaeology.org

"The land on which Printzhof stood passed from the Printz family into the hands of others and ultimately into the possession of Quaker settlers by the name of Taylor; the Taylors held the land until 1800 when this parcel was divided into three smaller units. In 1748, one of the Taylors, then resident of the house, may have planted the witch bottle during rebuilding of the old foundation." 

From  YorkArchaeology.co.uk (PDF)

"A Witch Bottle is an apopotraic Charm of the 16th-19thCenturies, intended as a way to deflect witchcraft back towards the user. They commonlyappear as a vessel filled with nails or pins, urine, humanhair,animal hair,or sometimes animal bones or textiles. The Judge’s LodgingsBottle was filled with copper alloy pins and textile,which could show evidence of it being in contact with urine. The earliest forms are stoneware jugs normally with a bell shaped base.In the 17thCentury Bellarmine jugs are favoured and by the 19thCentury some are made of glass or take the form of small phials."


Orchestrated Objective Reduction – (Orch-OR)

From Peace Quarters

Scientists Found That The Soul Doesn’t Die – It Goes Back To The Universe

Speaking to the Science Channel’s Through the Wormhole documentary, Dr. Hameroff said:
“Let’s say the heart stops beating, the blood stops flowing; the micro-tubules lose their quantum state. The quantum information within the microtubules is not destroyed, it can’t be killed, and it just distributes and dissipates to the universe at large. If the patient is resuscitated, revived, this quantum information can go back into the microtubules, and the patient says ‘I had a near-death experience.’ If they’re not revived, and the patient dies, it’s possible that this quantum information can exist outside the body, perhaps indefinitely, as a soul.”


Planting Calendar

From Louisville Grows

"This resource explains when you should start seeds indoors, put seeds/starts in the ground, growing times, and harvest dates. The information is specific to our region in Louisville, KY."


The Jesus Bowl

From NBC News (2008)

"The full engraving on the bowl reads, "DIA CHRSTOU O GOISTAIS," which has been interpreted by the excavation team to mean either, "by Christ the magician" or, "the magician by Christ.

It could very well be a reference to Jesus Christ, in that he was once the primary exponent of white magic," Goddio, co-founder of the Oxford Center of Maritime Archaeology, said.

He and his colleagues found the object during an excavation of the underwater ruins of Alexandria's ancient great harbor. The Egyptian site also includes the now submerged island of Antirhodos, where Cleopatra's palace may have been located.

Both Goddio and Egyptologist David Fabre, a member of the European Institute of Submarine Archaeology, think a "magus" could have practiced fortune telling rituals using the bowl. The Book of Matthew refers to "wisemen," or Magi, believed to have been prevalent in the ancient world.

According to Fabre, the bowl is also very similar to one depicted in two early Egyptian earthenware statuettes that are thought to show a soothsaying ritual."