Posts Tagged ‘mirrors’

The Measure Of Ancient Mirrors: Planispheres, Phenakistoscopes And Telescopes

In some early texts concerning long-distance viewing, the term ‘mirror’ is used, but not as a device for simple reflection. Instead, the mirror takes on other powers, and the term seems to serve as some kind of metaphor for a fantastical device to view scenes remotely. Johannes Hevelius observing with one of his telescopes (1674) […]

Bronze Mirrors Unearthed in China Still Reflect After 2,000 Years

More than 80 exquisite bronze mirrors in excellent condition have been discovered in a large Han Dynasty tomb in China, after being hidden underground for over two millennia. Not only do some of them still have their original reflective quality, but experts are learning from the 2,000-year-old inscriptions and symbols that adorn them. Bronze Mirror […]

Brazil’s Lula in a wilderness of mirrors

March 17, 2021 Still in the legal woods and not daring to project as a revolutionary leader, Lula should nonetheless never be underestimated By Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times A surprising Supreme Court decision that, while not definitive, restores Lula’s political rights has hit Brazil like a semiotic bomb and plunged […]

Why do we cover the mirrors in a house of mourning?

March 8, 2021 by Rabbi Raymond Apple Read on for article Ask the rabbi. Rabbi Raymond Apple MIRRORS IN A HOUSE OF MOURNING Q. Why are mirrors covered in a house of mourning? A. Not only Jews but some other groups have this custom. The usual Jewish explanation is that mirrors represent human vanity, an […]

Ancient Asian Technology: Chinese Mirrors And Forerunners Of The X-Ray

Mirrors appear in a wide range of human cultures throughout history. The idea of an image somehow floating, disembodied and separate from the person looking — shining on a piece of polished stone or metal and reflecting the person’s body — certainly is beguiling. Literary and philosophical passages discussing mirrors are found in early Greek, […]

The Social Contract is Broken | What is now happening in the US mirrors the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.

The Social Contract is Broken Henry Makow What is now happening in the US mirrors the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. Will it be followed by a Red Terror? “This is the test. If Trump retains the Presidency, he is a genuine American patriot. But if he doesn’t, it means he took a fall because he is […]

Netanyahu Rolls out ‘Smoke-And-Mirrors’ Once Again Ahead of Iran Nuclear Deal Decision

One of the attributes of a skilled propagandist is to dress up as a “startling revelation” something which in reality everyone with knowledge of a matter has long known. We had a masterclass in this technique yesterday from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is someone who is not just a skilled propagandist but who […]

Science Confirms (Again): Pervasive Developmental Disorder Mirrors Mercury Poisoning

Next Story When they are at their best, scientific journals can offer a receptive forum for the exchange of ideas, and an opportunity to put forth or debate specific hypotheses in an open-minded manner. Within this forum, some scientific claims may vie for the status of “canonized facts”—and some may even come close to achieving […]

People Don’t Understand The Effects of Mirrors In This Viral Photo

I’m beginning to think we all spend way too much time surfing the internet, looking for the stupidest thing to argue about with someone. We all hide behind our profile picture or anonymous name as we overly defend our position on what color the dress was (blue and black for your information) or which way a […]

INTERVIEW: Ken O’Keefe – North Korea Is All Smoke And Mirrors

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US Election Meddling: Smoke and Mirrors

By Ulson Gunnar For a magician, the greater the illusion attempted, the more showmanship that’s required to distract audiences from the fact that it is indeed just an illusion. For US politics, something very similar applies, particularly regarding the latest, ongoing narrative surrounding alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Having […]

A New Hampshire City is Placed on “Lockdown”

The following post was originally published at the blog, “The Art Of Not Being Governed” under the title, “City on Lockdown.” Within the post, Winter Trabex discusses the response by the police and government in Manchester, New Hampshire to an incident last month in which two police officers were shot. That response consisted of “locking […]

The Crime You Have Not Yet Committed

The Crime You Have Not Yet Committed March 8th, 2016 Precrime (today usually spelled “pre-crime”) is a term coined by science fiction author Philip K. Dick. It is increasingly used in academic literature to describe and criticise the tendency in criminal justice systems to […]

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