Apr 04 2017

How Spiders Became A Symbol for Female Sexual Empowerment

Category: Divine Feminine,Generaladmin @ 4:49 pm

“Mysterious, hungry, elegant and powerful—the spider became an apt signifier for the enchanting and sexually liberated woman who wove her own dark web and lived how she pleased.

Realizing her inherent power, (she) broke free.

And she honored her sexuality, her primal connection to nature, the power of the feminine.”

Full Article from Dirge Magazine


Mar 15 2017

Spider vs. Human Yearly Consumption

Category: General,Science & Technologyadmin @ 3:32 pm
Fish-Eating Spider

Pictured; Fish-Eating Spider, National Geographic:
According to a new study, spiders in 8 of the world’s 109 arachnid families can catch and consume small fish. Some of them can even subdue fish five times heavier than they are.

Each year, about 27 million tons of spiders consume somewhere between 440 million and 880 million tons of insects, new research finds. The new study, published in the journal The Science of Nature, finds that spiders’ food consumption rivals — or perhaps dwarfs — the 440 million tons (400 million metric tons) of meat and fish all the humans in world eat each year.

It’s impossible to say how many individual insects it takes to get to some 800 million U.S. tons or how many spiders put together weigh 27 million tons, Nyffeler, a senior lecturer in biology, told Live Science. There is too much variation in the estimates, he said. For example, no one knows how many juvenile (and thus smaller) spiders there are per every larger adult. A British arachnologist did estimate in 1947 that there were approximately 2.2 trillion spiders in England and Wales alone, Nyffeler noted.

The current world (human) population is 7.5 billion as of March 2017 according to the most recent United Nations estimates elaborated by Worldometers.

Thus, spiders truly dominate the planet!

Sources:
Live Science
The Science of Nature
U.N. Worldometers

Pictured:
National Geographic


Feb 19 2017

Star Wars: Glitterstim

Category: Modern Fictional Depictionsadmin @ 7:48 pm

Legends say this very potent version of “spice” mined on Kessel is produced from the webs of Energy Spiders and gives a brief telepathic boost. It is photoactive and therefore must be minded in total darkness. These energy spiders are unaffected by blaster bolts since they feed on energy.


Dec 24 2016

Christmas and the Number Eight

Category: Mythology & Legend,Number 8admin @ 5:28 pm


Dec 23 2016

A Peacock Spider Christmas

Category: Generaladmin @ 7:59 pm


Jan 18 2016

Cobwebs of Light

Category: Mythology & Legendadmin @ 10:30 pm

“When they are seen as fields of energy, human beings appear to be like fibers of light, like white cobwebs, very fine threads that circulate from the head to the toes. Thus to the eye of a seer, a man looks like an egg of circulating fibers. And his arms and legs are like luminous bristles, bursting out in all directions.”

~ Carlos Castenada


Aug 11 2015

Goddess ” KALI ” in the form of Spider

Category: Generaladmin @ 5:14 pm


Apr 23 2015

The Eridanus Void: (A MegaMassive Black Hole One-Billion Light Years Across)

Category: Science & Technologyadmin @ 4:12 pm

Eridanus

“The Eridanus black hole sits like a giant black spider in an ocean of nothingness, having swallowed up all surrounding galaxies, gas, and light, including radiation from the Cosmic Microwave Background.”

[Full Article]

Sources:

cosmology.com

http://deep-space-astronomy.suite101.com/article.cfm/hole_in_the_universe

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16903-new-cosmic-map-reveals-colossal-structures.html

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Jul 09 2014

Simulation Studies Ancient Arachnids, the first predators to walk on land

Category: Science & Technologyadmin @ 4:10 pm

It’s called trigonotarbid and, in addition to being an early relative of spiders, it was one of the first predators to walk on land.”

“When it comes to early life on land, long before our ancestors came out of the sea, these early arachnids were top dog of the food chain”, which may explain why there are such bizarre subconscious associations with spiders persisting today.

Surprisingly, they only got up to about 2 inches in size. I think most of us would have expected something much larger.

 

Source: io9

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Dec 07 2012

The Point or Bindu

Category: Philosophyadmin @ 4:39 am


In the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad there is the metaphor of a spider sitting at the center of its web, issuing and reabsorbing its threads in concentric circles, all held at one point. The spider’s threads symmetrically expand into a visible circumference, but they can all be traced back to the central point of the web.

Like the spider in its web, the center of the yantra is the power-point from which the entire diagram expands, the radiating source of energy that generates all forms. It is the divine essence out of which proceeds the polarized world. It is called Bindu, the first drop, which spreads unfolds, and expands into the tangible realm of the universe. Indeed the optical focus of the yantra is always its center, from which the force lines radiate outwards in concentric circles and dissolve in the outer circumference. On a metaphysical level the Bindu represents the unity of the static (male, Shiva) and the kinetic (female, Shakti) cosmic principles, which expand to create the infinite universe of matter and spirit. A meeting-ground of subject and object, this is exactly the kind of spiritual oneness that the tantra artist strives for. A region where art and artist, creator and viewer merge into a single identity, becoming one with the cosmos as a whole. In the final meditation on the yantra, the Bindu is the region where the ultimate union of the aspirant with the divine takes place.

For the successful creation of a yantra, the artist must look beyond appearances and penetrate to the essence. The center, by virtue of being a dot of zero dimensions, is visualized as the ultimate entity beyond which a thing or energy cannot be contracted or condensed. This infinite reservoir of collective energy is the supremely creative nucleus, and therefore is the repository of all manifestation. As a center, it controls everything which is projected from it; hence it is also called MahaBindu, or the Great Point. It is indeed the starting point of the mental quest for salvation and also the ultimate point in this journey.

According to another school of logic, when a non-manifest stage of existence becomes manifest, its manifestation must begin somewhere, in some point of space, at some point of time. There must be an instant when it has not yet any extension but has begun to have location. According to this interpretation, the first instant when a thing does not yet exist and yet has already begun is adequately represented by the dimensionless point.

The Bindu thus contains within itself the two poles’ (zero and infinity) and all that lies between. Its inherent energy contains all potentialities and all polarities. In the actual creative process, the Bindu evolves with the help of straight lines into the trikona (triangle).

Text from Tantra – The Art of Philosophy


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