Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Coligny Calendar – Series of Bronze Tablets

The Coligny Calendar
The Coligny Calendar was located in Coligny, Ain in France near Lyon in the year 1897 together with the head of a bronze statue of a young male figure.

It is a series of bronze tablets which dates to the first century BCE and is a record of the Gaulic year which shows certain Roman influence since Roman numerals have been used. From what is known of the Celtic year, the names of the month are in Gaulish where the year is presumed to begin in November resulting in debate on whether the year begins in November 1, May 1, December 21 or June 21.

The debate for November 1 is that Samonios is similar to the Irish Samhain, which falls on November 1 with a festival on the 17th of Samonia known as TRINVX SAMO SINDIV, the three nights of today’s Samonia which reflects to the three days connected with the modern Samhain, Halloween, All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day which could be a coincidence.

The debate for May 1st is that samonios has come from samon, meaning summer which marks the beginning of the summer half of the year according to traditional Celtic lore and hence Samonios could be May 1st.

A Lunisolar Calendar

The Coligny Calendar
It is a lunisolar calendar, being both a lunar as well as a solar calendar, which has caused some issues with drifting. It was engraved on bronze tablet and preserved in 73 sections which originally were 1.48 m wide and 0.9 m high and judging on the style of lettering along with the accompanying objects, it could probably date back to the end of the 2nd century AD.

The writings here are in Latin inscriptional capitals in the Gaulish language and the restored tablet has sixteen vertical columns together with 62 months which are distributed over five years.

J. Monard, the French archaeologist thought that it could have been recorded by druid with the hope to preserve their tradition of timekeeping when the Julian calendar was imposed in the Roman Empire though the general form of the calendar indicate the public peg calendars which are found in Roman and Greek world.

Calendar Followed Patterns of Moon and Stars

The Coligny Calendar
Similar calendar was also found near Villards d’Heria which is only preserved in eight small section and is now kept in the Musee d’Archeologie du Jura at Lons-le-Saunier.The Coligny Calendar is also known as the Sequani Calendar and has been the subject of a lot of speculation.

This has given to rise to another group who have decided to take up the matter and speculate on it. Clay, an astronomer and Barbara Carter, and astrologer, Eadhmonn Ua Cuinn, a Celtic as well as a sculptor, Helen Benigni, a writer and mytologer, Mark Butervaugh, a naturalist and an artist, together with Tim Krantz, a printmaker formed a team to study this calendar. On studying the Calendar, the group discovered that it was even more accurate from the others that had been revealed so far.

The Coligny Calendar
They found that the calendar went by the patterns of the moon and stars and keeping track of the position of the constellation in the sky, the ancient Celts kept track of the time with accuracy. Clay and Barbara also discovered that each month was indicated by a star of first magnitude, marked as PRIN on the calendar which appeared on the Eastern Horizon after sunset and then setting on the Western Horizon at sunrise.

The stars travelling with the orbit of the moon indicated the time at night. Study on the legends and myths surrounding the stars and constellations helped the group to figure out how the Celts marked their planting times, harvest and holidays thus explaining their seasons.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Jersey Devil

Jersey Devil
Jersey Devil - Cryptid/Legendary Creature

The Jersey Devil, a cryptid or legendary creature is said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey, in United States. It has been described as a flying biped having hooves with various variations. The most common description would be that it is a kangaroo like creature having the head of a goat, wings like those of a bat, horns, small arms that have clawed hands, cloven hooves and a forked tail. It is said that it can move very quickly and is often described emitting blood curdling scream. The earliest legend dates back to Native American folklore where the Lenni Lenape tribes called the area Popuessing which means place of the dragon. Later it was named Drake Kill by Swedish explorers where drake is a word for dragon and kill means channel or arm of the sea, stream or river in Dutch. The accepted legend is that in 1735, a resident of Pines, known as Mother Leeds was pregnant for the thirteenth time and did not live a wealthy lifestyle since her husband was a drunkard who did not make much effort to provide for his twelve children and his wife. Out of frustration on knowing that she was pregnant with the thirteenth child, she raised her hands towards the heavens proclaiming `let this one be a devil’.

Reckless Curse Takes Shape

Jersey Devil
She went into labour after a few months on one stormy night and was not mindful of the curse she had recklessly uttered to her unborn child. The birth of the child took place safely while her children and husband huddled in one room of their Leeds Point home and the local midwives gathered to deliver the baby in another room which was a normal baby boy. Mother Leeds’ reckless wish began to take shape within minutes and the baby began to change, metamorphosing before their eyes. Within a few moments, it transformed from a charming newborn baby into a hideous creature which had never been seen in the world and the wailing child began growing at incredible speed with sprouted horns from the top of its head and talon like claws from the tips of its fingers. Its leathery bat like wings unfurled from its back with hair and feathers all over its body.Its eyes glowed bright red growing larger in the monster’s face which gnarled and snarled.

Transformed & Attacked

This extra ordinary creature even savagely attacked its own mother killing her, thereafter turning its attention to the horrified onlooker who had witnessed its transformation. It attacked them clawing and biting them, making unearthly shrieks all the time, It also tore the limbs of the midwives maiming some and killing others.The monster then broke down the door of the next room where his father and siblings hid in fear and attacked them killing whoever he could and those who survived the ordeal watched in horror as it sprinted to the chimney and flew up destroying it on the way, leaving a lot of rubble behind. It then took advantage of escaping into the darkness and desolation of the Pine Barrens and lived there since then. The creature known as the Leeds Devil and the Jersey Devil, claims that he owns the Pines and terrorizes anyone who may be unfortunate to encounter it.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Where Can You Get Best Hotel Deals



Today all tourist locations have numerous hotel options and choosing the best among them might be a tedious task. One has to search, browse, read reviews and then decide judiciously on the best one for them. Hotels might give claim to give lucrative deals and amenities but it is always advisable to do a complete research and also read previous reviews about a particular hotel of interest. There are lot of portals which provides hotels deals.

Some pointers while choosing a cheap hotel deal can be stated as follows:

Time to give up small luxuries: You might consider not expecting smaller luxuries in your hotel room which might have been signature for many 5-stars. Today hoteliers including high-end ones have figured out ways to cut down their cost on different fronts not hampering their high class customer service for example using a wall dispenser rather than supplying endless amount of soaps and shampoos in the toilets.

Time to look for cheaper hotels: Probably the proverb fits well here that ‘all that glitters is not gold’, so it is better to go for a cheaper hotel with all required amenities and good rating and reviews rather than only looking at 5 star hotels with higher rates. A cheaper hotel does not necessarily mean a bad one. Many hotels have reduced their cost to keep up with the competition yet provide the best in hospitality.

Time to compare and contrast: Since all online portals provide ratings and reviews for all listed hotels, it is better to compare and contrast before choosing a hotel. Also it is advisable to compare between rates provided by different websites for the same hotel.

Time to avail discounts: Hotel bookings if done in advance can be cheaper as hotels give better rates and different early bird offers and discounts. Hotels tend to increase the tariff once these offers expire and only few rooms are left. Discounts can also be availed for bulk bookings.

Time to revise travel dates if required: Try to travel during off season to a particular destination to get cheaper rates. During off season, hotels reduce their rates. Sometimes it is better to visit the hotel website and talk to them directly regarding such discounts. Thus also helps you to negotiate with the hotel on the rates.

Time to join a loyalty program: Being a registered member of the travel clubs or any loyalty program also allows you and your family to get discounts as privileged members. Hotels have some special packages

Time to book as combination: You can get cheaper rates if you book hotels along with your flight tickets as a package. Most hotels offer good offers and discounts for booking through the online portals. You may also opt not to have food inside the hotel and look for cheaper options outside.

Some of the best website where you can get cheaper and best deals for hotels can be listed as:

  • Make My Trip
  • Expedia
  • Yatra
  • Cleartrip
  • Hotels.com
  • Trivago
  • ixigo
  • Goibibo
  • Travelguru
The entire above travel portal provides exclusive offer on hotel booking coupon codes like goibibo coupons or musafir coupons and get discount on booking. For more offer and deal visit CouponzGuru.com.

There are many more but it is important to judge the credibility of these portals as well before booking. Hence it is better to use the most popular and reliable ones.

So it you are planning a vacation, plan much ahead and explore these sites for the best hotel rates within your budget and save money for other enjoyments.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Principality of Sealand

Principality of Sealand in International Waters


Principality of Sealand
The Principality of Sealand is placed in international waters off the coast of England and one will find a tiny fort which claims to be the world’s smallest country. It is located 10 km from Suffolk Coast in southeast England and in 1967, had declared its independence from Britain.

Is a micro-nation situated in the North Sea and have a long and an amazing history. Its mass comprises of KM Fort Roughs, a former Second World War Maunsell Sea Fort off the coast of Suffolk, England, in United Kingdom.

This island fort was constructed during the second World War as a means of defense against German planes 7 nautical miles offshore in the international waters and in 1956, HM Fort Roughs originated, which was when the pirate radio era began.

It was a home to around twenty two inhabitants having its own royal family, currency, stamps as well as a football team, the Sealand All Stars. It seemed like an oil rig occupying a fort which has been left over from the war and is basically two concrete towers that is connected by an iron platform.

Official Website with Online Newspaper – `Sealand News’

Principality of Sealand
Sealand had participated in many commercial operations which have included the issuance of coins as well as postage stamps together with the establishment of offshore Internet hosting facility. Besides this, it also has an official website and publishes its own online newspaper known as `Sealand News’.

Sealand is also known to have a number of several amateur athletes, which represent Sealand in sporting events. As per their newspaper, a movie named Sealand is in the making which was scheduled to be released in 2013. Jack Moore along with his daughter were stationed here on behalf of Wonderful Radio London, one of England’s renowned radio stations that provided pop and rock music which was not aired by BBC.

Pirate radio stations were on boats and forts such as Fort Roughs in the international water, which did not seem to be legal till 1967 Marine Broadcasting Offences Act. It was during that year that Major Paddy Roy Bates had attacked the station and had claimed that it is an independent sovereign state, with the intention to set up his own station at the site.

Attempts by German & Dutch Mercenaries to take hold 

Principality of Sealand
In 1975, he tried to establish Sealand as a nation-state with the writing of a national constitution as well as the establishment of several other national symbols and thereafter moved to mainland Essex and when he got older, he named Michael, his son as regent.

Bates died at the age of 91 in October 2012. In 1968, his son Michael fired a warning shot at a worker who was making attempts to fix a navigational buoy, though official history convey that the shot was fired during an attacks by the British government. Michael being a British was summoned in court for being in possession of illegal weapon charges but since the Fort which Bates had called Sealand was in international waters, this case could not go on trial and Sealand was officially declared as an individual country, complete with a Constitution.

Alexander Achenbach, a German lawyer declared himself the Prime Minister of Sealand and hired some German and Dutch mercenaries to take hold of the fort in the absence of Bates and his wife who were on a vacation in England. Michael in the initial attack got captured by them but managed to get back the hold on the fort.

Aggressors Taken Hostage for Ransom 

Principality of Sealand
He took the aggressors hostage and held them ransom for a sum of $35,000. Austria, Netherlands and Germany asked UK to render help which was declined since Sealand was not technically controlled by UK. Thereafter with several weeks of negotiations of a German diplomat, they reached an understanding and the matter was resolved.

 According to Bates, this indicated that Germany technically recognized Sealand as an independent nation and that issue got off his mind. Achenbach on the other hand along with his fellow Sealandic rebel Gernot Putz set up a government in exile in Germany and till date his successors lay claims for legitimate authority. In 1997, all passports were revoked after they were linked to several high profile crimes. It had a population of about 50 with their economy consisting of mainly tourist booking, selling titles of nobility and an offshore internet hosting facility.

Sealand faced various problems in recent years. The country went up for sale in the year 2007 for a great sum of $906 million but there were no takers inspite of it being a Swedish BitTorrent site. The Pirate Bay made attempts to buy the country after the crackdown on copyright infringement by Sweden.Towards 1987 UK expanded its territorial waters to 12 miles offshore and Sealand is no longer technically in international waters anymore though they continue to consider that they are an independent micro-nation till date.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Cassiopaea

Cassiopaea – Channelled Sources 

Cassiopaea
The name, `Cassiopaea’, was given consciously by channelled sources which was accessed by Laura in 1994, two years after experimental work. The source has been identifying as `we are you in the future’ and the most probable understanding is that it was Laura talking to her subconscious mind or could be communicating with what C. G. Jung, the psychologist and philosopher considered `collective unconscious’.

Modern physics has not provided any practical means for this while theories related to these subjects has not been developed which have resulted in it being controversial as well as inconclusive.Thirty years of research with a couple of years of dedicated experimentation are detailed in Laura’s autobiography, Amazing Grace and the Cassiopaean communication source started identifying itself as the Cassiopaeans. While interpreting this statement, we come across casual paradoxes while from the theoretical papers which have been published in physics journals, we understand that with careful and proper interpretation, together with quantum uncertainties, communication into the past cannot be ignored or dismissed as impossible, though improbable could be the right text but there have been many things which have been improbable and have occurred.

The Cassiopaean Experiment

Cassiopaea
The knowledge of true nature of reality, for millennia, has been deprived to humanity and religion offered false belief and hopes on the condition of humanity. Science has detached itself from what it means to be human and in a world where science and spirituality have stopped complementing each other in search for meaning; people have many queries running in their mind.

All these upcoming questions and issues weighed on the mind of Laura during her life and her narration on what has come to be known as `The Cassiopaean Experiment’ is portrayed in her book `Amazing Grace’ which is not available in print but is available at the site with updates.

The Cassiopean experiment has been in progress since the summer of 1994 and is still continuing. Researchers refer it as `superluminal communication’, in order to avoid negative connotation which have come to be connected with the word `channelling’. Though the vast majority of the channelled material seems to be useless, most of it is incomprehensible, deceptive and misinformed.

Process Undergone Refinement & Adjustment

Several years of research, experiment and constructive curiosity enabled Laura to experiment superluminal communication with her two years in experimentation together with fine tuning including contacts with dead dudes and deceptive sources which posed as higher sources of knowledge resulting in the Cassiopaean Transmissions.

All the years the process had undergone refinement and adjustment in all instruments to reach high accuracy and facilitation of improved communication. Thecommunications are different from other channelled information and it is critical channelling which discourages blind belief. The Cassiopaean does not demand to be worshipped or deified but encourage networking and researching with the others in verifying information transmitted and does not make any demands for anything to be taken without questions at face value.

Some of Cassiopaean source who have identified themselves as Laura in the future have stated `has’, been verified from wide range of researched sources, which include scientific, modern together with ancient traditions and source. There seems much which has not been verified dues to lack of data while some seem unlikely to be verified at the present level of understanding and `being’.