April 24, 2012

Green tea with ginger

Ginger root
      Brew 1 teaspoon of green tea. Let it draw for 5 minutes. Strain it. Take a piece of ginger root (3-4 cm), cut it in small bits, add a pinch of cinnamon, take a couple of cardamom pods and a stick of clove. Pour the tea into a stainless steel pan and bring it to boiling, then keep boiling it during 20 minutes. Then add 3 teaspoons of honey and half a lemon (squeeze juice out of it and add it together with the skin). Then boil for another 5 minutes. Now let the tea brew for at least 20 minutes. Then strain it inside a handy teapot and pour it into cups. 
      This tea can be drunk both hot and cold.

      Did you know? Ginger contains lots of beneficial agents, the main of which are: asparagine, aluminium, calcium, capric acid, chrome, choline, fats, fibre, iron, germanium, linoleic acid, manganese, magnesium, oleic acid, nicotinic acid, phosphorus, silicon, potassium, sodium, vitamin C. Ginger is a pain-killer, an anti-sweller, an antioxidant, an appetite whetter, a digestion improver, a breath freshener, a great tonisizer, a fatigue killer...

Enjoy your green tea with ginger!

April 11, 2012

The smell of adventure

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
The most ancient organ
There is a special tissue in the nasal cavity of human beings - it is called epithelium. It is the first one to track information about smell, and then it passes it over to the essential organ - olfactory bulb, the most ancient part of a human brain. It's like a tail with the help of which a person can be tied up to anything. This often happens to men who among thousands of smells recognize without a fault the smell of their beloved - her perfume, her skin, her hair. Think of Grenouille - the main character of Suskind's novel "Perfume: the story of a murderer" and Tykwer's movie with the same title. The book is listed among bestsellers and one of the reasons is that in the literature there is no analogue of investigation of the leading sense.

The sense of smell - what else is it?
It was believed that the sense of smell is a kind of atavism of some animal nature but it is due to this sense that the most important information is perceived. Besides  recognition of conscious smells it also perceives unconsciously - pheromones. The so-called zero nerve identifies pheromones. Pheromones are the basics of all that’s happening between people. Two important phenomena take place with their help - ranking among men, and the attraction between a man and a woman. This sense also controls survival, due to information possession. The feeling of power, manipulation and division of territory are also here. The sense of smell  is also politics, espionage, finance, science.

People with the leading sense of smell - who are they?
These people are very rare. They have a unique non-verbal intuitive thinking. They do not analyse, do not visualize. They do not give names. Instead, they experience very precise, very strong and very bright sensations based upon the perception of pheromones of the surrounding people.
They used to be advisers of a chief in the primeval society, shamans, spies. Today they are perfumers, politicians, ministers of finance, ministers of foreign affairs, great scientists, serial killers.

April 6, 2012

Contemplating Shri Yantra

Shri yantra is very powerful. It is believed to weaken the work of the left brain, that is responsible for logical and analytical thinking, and reinforce that of the right brain that works using intuition and creative enlightenment. 
   Why do we need it today? Because as modern science tells us, shri yantra is created considering human perception and nervous system even as far as neurotic organization of our cells. That is why it has a very strong impact on a human psyche. Shri yantra is one of the most ancient geometrical symbols used for meditation in yoga schools. The history of shri yantra is veiled with mystery. 
      What is the structure of this diagram? It is a protective square with four “doors” leading in four directions. It is built of two opposite swastikas. Inside of it there are six circles - two of them are symbolical 8 and 16-petal lotus flowers. Inside them, there is a 16-corner star: it is composed of 9 intercepting triangles. As a result, there are 43 small triangles that compose in their turn 5 inner circles. In the center is Bindu point representing the source, the goddess and the basic of the universe. 
   Shri yantra meditation is all about concentration of your eyes on the image. First, your eyes are fixed on one of the angles of the external square. Then, you move them slowly along the line of the border in a clockwise manner. As you get to the initial point, you pass over to the inner circle. After you pass around the circle, you go over to the petals’ ring. Then - to another ring. After that you circle around four rings of triangles and, finally, stop in the middle point. There your eyes rest for 15-20 minutes. Then you close your eyes and look at the remaining image for some time. You keep watching it till it disappears.