But the shamanic state can never be easily achieved. The priests always needed some boost to leave the world, the world that we the common, earthly beings are familiar with and tied down to. Come alcohol and other hallucinogens. Along with the boom boom of the ritualistic drums that grew into a frenetic pace and volume during seances. they took the shamans to a stage of ecstasy from where, people believed, they could commune directly with gods and other spirits. … [Read more...] about Tippling Point | Beer and heightened Shamanic realities
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Lost in The Cube’s Toilet (Adelaide, Australia): The Cube is a $15-million cellar/restaurant/museum/art space built by Chester Osborn, the chief winemaker and fourth-generation vintner of d’Arenberg, one of Australia’s oldest winemaking family. Osborn is often described as the Willy Wonka of wine. Forget the wine, enter the restroom where a garden is growing on walls. It is surreal. The doors are not visible. Small dolls are stuck amidst plastic flowers and leaves. Try pushing a doll head or a flower. You may never find that elusive loo door. … [Read more...] about World Toilet Day: Here are some amazing restroom quirks from around the world
Saving historic North Carolina buildings An early test of this approach occurred in 1999, when relentless erosion of the North Carolina shoreline forced the National Park Service to move the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters about a half-mile inland. Relocating these mid-19th-century structures cost $11.8 million and sparked debate about how to deal with other imperiled historic buildings. … [Read more...] about Protecting historic landmarks from climate change will mean radically rethinking preservation
Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus vaccine: Some countries may have to wait till 2024 to get their share – where does India stand?
India is at 77th position with a score of 45 in a global list that measures business bribery risks of 2020. The list by TRACE, an anti-bribery standard-setting organisation, measures business bribery risk in 194 countries, territories, and autonomous and semi-autonomous regions. … [Read more...] about India ranks 77 in global bribery risk matrix