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Elefteria E Thanatos - Liberty or Death
I offer my
ultimate thanks to my Great-Grandparents and all my fellow Greeks who fought so
valiantly in 1821 to start the process of freeing the Greek lands from the
brutal Turkish invaders. After great suffering and oppression for 400 years
under the Ottoman Turkish yoke the Greeks managed to maintain their language and heritage. If it were not for them I would be in a similar situation as the
Cypriots, Armenians and Kurds fighting for independence and justice and not have the time
to record music, paint and speculate about reality and existence. If it were not
for these heroes I would be speaking Turkish instead of Greek. It's
great to be free!
By the way the struggle for independence started in my home town, Kalamata. The cry of the day was "Eleftheria E Thanatos", liberty or death.
Haralambis (c. 1960) - Kalamata Holy Man or Saint? - Photo: George Dekeles
Little that I know
about Haralambis is that though he was poor he
helped all those in need.
I barely remember seeing him when I was a child.
The local folks believe
that this extraordinary person is a holy-man or a saint.
Periodontitis: Read my book, The Smile Method
- How to Avoid Gum Surgery and Dentures.
Sinus infection: I use Source Naturals Ultra Colloidal Nasal Spray
for serious sinus infections. Thereafter a saline nasal spray may be
adequate to rid of minor sinus infections. Antibiotics will do the job but take
longer and have side effects. The Source Naturals Ultra Colloidal Nasal Spray
can be purchased at many health food stores and online.
Topical infections: For topical infections
Tetrasil a silver ointment works wonders.
Hemorrhoids: I stumbled across
an article on the internet that if one eats one ounce (though it may have said
two) of pumpkin seeds daily that the hemorrhoids will go away. Can be salted but not sure if they must be raw. You should
see improvement within a month.
Energy: If one recalls from Greek Mythology: The moon Goddess
Hecate fed dandelions to the hero Theseus, giving him power to kill the
notorious Minotaur, a half-man, half-bull monster, who devoured young men
and maidens. Theseus probably got his strength from the dandelion's iron content
(or was it fiber?) which has a little more than spinach; and everybody knows
what eating spinach did for Popeye. Modern day Greeks prepare dandelions
(endives or spinach) by boiling them and adding some olive oil (isn't Popeye's
love of his life named Olive Oyl?) and lemon over it. They eat this along with whole
wheat bread, feta cheese and olives. As a side dish or as a main dish twice a
week it will provide the best fiber and roughage that nature can offer.
Fiber: If you are over 35 year of age, consider eating higher
fiber foods or taking fiber supplements.
For kitchen burns apply Aloe Vera directly on the burn. Cut about an inch (3
cm.) from the leaf. Cut away the thorns. Wash the exterior with soap and rinse.
Cut in two to expose the juicy stuff. Hold directly on the burn for a while.
Re-apply a few times. If the pulp develops a dry skin, scratch it with a
perforated knife to expose the juices. Applying the juicy pulp directly on the
burn will reduce pain. It accelerates healing. Also
great for sunburns. Aloe Vera can be applied to the whole body. This saved me on
one occasion from a severe sunburn.
Flakiness Around the
had an area around my nose which was flaking for many years. I had experimented
with many salves, vitamins, minerals, colloidal silver and antiseptics etc. but nothing worked until I tried Equate
Dandruff Shampoo Normal. I applied with only a little rubbing. I left it
on for 20-30 seconds then rinsed. I saw results with three applications over a
week. A month or so later it was nearly flake free. I have continue to apply it
periodically as I suspect this is not a cure. Equate brand is only sold at
Wal-Mart. There may be other brands that are similar but I have not tested them.
Teeth Grinding or bruxism: There is a simple technique to
help those that grind their teeth. Open mouth slightly and with your hand made
into to a fist put under your chin. Lightly push up with fist while resisting
with your chin. Do not open or close your mouth. This is strictly a resistance
technique. I do not have this fully researched but do it for less than one
minute or what works for you. Do not apply too much pressure. Once done relax
your mouth and it will want to stay open and thus stop the teeth grinding. If
awaken during the night repeat and your bruxism will improve temporally.
Pain: Apply Artrosilium on your aching bad knees,
or lower back. To avoid contact with your hands put a dab on the backside of
table spoon and apply to the problem area. A plastic
spoon will not be as cold to the touch. See:
Health Summary: For health maintenance exercise,
take fiber and vitamin C supplements.
Read my article:
C and Your Health
How to Determine if the Feta (cheese) is Good!
Order Greek feta from the "barrel" from a Greek grocery store. Try a
little and you may say it is ok or may even say what a waste of money. Put it
away in the refrigerator. If within a few minutes you develop an irresistible
urge to open the refrigerator door and try some more then you have good feta. By
the way, my favorite feta is from Arachova.
Knowing full well that many have written on
the subject of upgrading the current calendar, I will now add my thirty cents. How
about making all twelve months 30 days long so that will cover 360 days. The 5
extra days will be divided so that the southern and northern hemispheres have a mid
winter and mid-summer 2 or 3 days that will be used holydays and workers day off. Then
we can have five or six day weeks. Each month will start on the same day. Any
Gulf of Mexico Parakeets
Sailing with a few friends in the Gulf of Mexico on the
Aethra two wild parakeets landed on the halyards.
I slowly approached one and using my secret method to calm the bird I extended my
index finger to his feet. To everyone's amazement he slowly climbed on my finger. We
all agreed that this happening was a good omen. Was it?
How did I accomplish this? Don't forget I had
Cookie a beautiful blue parakeet which I hand fed from the time of birth. So I
know a little about parakeets. I will divulge the method sometime in the future.
Going Places (TM)
The Greek Tragedy Test: The way to
judge if a computer has human qualities is to let it scan Antigone by
Sophocles or another Greek tragedy then monitor its
reaction. If there is no reaction then the computer is obviously not alive!
There is a place about two inches
above my right eyebrow that when I scratch it or if I dig the finger nail
into the scalp often I sneeze. Nothing like a
nasal climax, well maybe a few things but if I accidentally touch the F spot
well I gotta go all the way. If you do not have your daily sneeze try the F spot
and let me know if you find it. Gesundheit! or Yassou in Greek (from hygiene =
My Greatest Fear
Can technologically advanced evil
groups conspire to
forever gain a technological advantage dooming the rest of us to second class citizens. My
fear is that some group of people will gain access to some technology that will
forever keep them in a position of power over the humans that are not part of
their clan. They will have the power to exploit us forever, for endless
generations. Technology may not be the only way for a group to gain complete
control but it may be the most enduring. This is my greatest fear!
How Did They Know?
The Caduceus was a symbol of commerce and is
associated with the Greek God Hermes the messenger for the Gods, creator of
magical incantations, conductor of the dead and protector of merchants.
double helix have similar geometric properties.
Apparently someone else already made the connection between the Caduceus and
the DNA double helix. It may be difficult to see but the DNA double helix on the bottom morphs into the
intertwined mating serpents.
The connection seems obvious between the intertwined snakes and the DNA
double helix but could it be that the staff signifies an additional element or principle
connected to life? Could the staff represent the spirit, sentience or something
unknown to us? Evolutionary push, speciation? Genetic observation, memory and
manipulation? Plato's Forms? What do the wings represent? What is the meaning of the globe at
the top of the staff in scientific terms. Could it be that for the DNA to produce
a living organism it must find the staff that will give it individuality and
consciousness? It may be that more than DNA is required for a sentient living
Yes, We Are Being Recorded!
Using computer terminology, gravity is the hard-drive of the universe. In our universe I suspect that the cosmic memory is stored in gravity. Not
likely that we are being
recorded for a cosmic power to examine us but out of necessity for the stability
of our universe.
In future generations when we will be able to peer into memory and witness
the past. Gravity will be employed to uncover distant times. All we need is to
follow the gravity time lines to the precise time and place and view any
historical event. This will be a wonderful tool for historians and religious
investigators and will help juries determine a verdict. The atoms of our brains also have gravity. Are our thoughts also being
Our future zoos will shield us humans from the view of the
resident animals. This will allow the animals to act more naturally. Is the
earth a zoo to a superior being or society which we cannot see?
I believe that artists of all
disciplines due to
their influence on society have a
special obligation to try to make this a better world when they express
themselves though their art. If an artist cannot or does not inspire us they
must at least not influence the society to
think negatively or to act in a way that
will be harmful to society.
The Parthenon Marbles aka Elgin Marbles
When the Parthenon Marbles are returned from England to
their original location I propose that they are exhibited in a large museum near
Acropolis so that the visitors can see it from many angles. The original frieze
would be mounted at the original height on the top of a reproduction of the front eight columns. The visitors will start their audio visual
journey at the top to
see the frieze close up as the Gods would see it. Slowly the powered walkway
will descend allowing the frieze to be viewed and appreciated from many angles
and to the ground so that the visitors will view the frieze as the Athenians
did 2400 years ago.
Search Google keywords:
"parthenon marbles" acropolis, return, jpg, elgin
My Earliest Memories
I recall a warm day in the crib and I was very warm and
sweaty. I could hear voices in the next room. I felt abandoned and cried to get
noticed but I was not successful.
Another very early experience is when I was learning to
walk and my confidence was strong. I was being watched not to fall and was not
allowed to stray far or in an area where I could injure myself. This irritated
me so I attempted to
show off that I could walk but fell and was very disappointed with my self.
Advanced technological societies may use
CAP, select Cut And Paste method instead of the DAD, select Drag And Drop method.
The DAD method that we use now to get around or drag ourselves has limit of the speed of
light. The CAP is similar to how we move text and images in our computer programs.
We select-cut-paste to move the data within a program or from program to
program. Insert a spacecraft inside a CAP Machine, then using the
master computer program find the location and paste into it. Simple in theory
but difficult in practice and much faster than the speed of light. There may
areas the master program will be unable to paste into.
Stock Market Tips
I started playing the stock market when I was 19 years old. Though I did not
know what a bear market was I starter trading during one. I followed the stock
market trading theory "Let your profits run, cut your loses short." I sold more
stock at a loss than for a profit but in the end I came ahead.
One year I bought Coleco Industries which tuned out to be that years greatest
percentage gainer. Just bragging, just in case you were not aware that I was.
When I was twenty-one I passed the National Association Of Securities Dealers test.
Thereafter I was unable to make money from trading stocks as I got bogged down with
conventional thinking on the stock market.
Science and Mythology
In science things do not exist until it is proven that
they do; ether, demigods, Gods, God, angels, nymphs, devils, Santa Clause, ETI,
ESP, personal levitation, time travel, the list is endless. If the reverse is true that everything exists unless
shown otherwise by science then science would be in very deep trouble. Itís a
good thing that we have mythology so that we can openly discuss these subjects in an
artistic manner. In the mythological universe reality is boundless, you can claim
whatever you want and no one will ask for proof, and rightfully so.
A Grand Thought on
The reason we have
grandmothers is because in the evolutionary scheme of things they
help perpetuate the species. The reason grandfathers die at a
younger age is that
in the evolutionary scheme of things they are less important in the perpetuation
of the species.
Those that have faith in the existence of God or belong to a group of
believers such as a religion have a health and longevity
advantage. Belief in God
carries an evolutionary advantage evidenced by the existence of religions and the many
Greece was conquered by two empires. Rome loved
everything that was Greek and did everything to preserve it. Turkey despised all
that is Greek and has done everything to destroy it. And after 550 years they
have come very close to succeeding but they will not. E Elada pote then
petheni, Greece will never die.
7x22 Greek Temple
If you have any
information about an ancient Greek temple
that has an arrangement of
seven columns across and twenty-two on the side
please contact me.
If I recall correctly the photo of such building which I saw was in Crete.
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