Saturday, July 31, 2010

Last of Medicine Men

An investigation into the dramatic and mysterious world of the Huichol of Mexico where perhaps the most traditional community of North America gave Benedict Allen the rare privilege of ritually taking their peyote, the hallucinogenic cacti, to bring him at last face-to-face with the gods.


Something to think about......

"If you are looking for the revolutionary, go look in the mirror."

Maxwell Black

A couple of ruins......

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Los Lunas Decalogue Stone

Most people have never even heard of the Los Lunas Decalogue Stone, but it is truly one of the greatest historical mysteries of North America.  If you tried to tell most history teachers that the Ten Commandments arrived in North America long before Christopher Columbus did, most of them would tell you that you are absolutely nuts.  But that is apparently exactly what happened.   The existence of the Los Lunas Decalogue Stone suggests that there is a whole lot more to the history of North America than we have been told.  So just what is the Los Lunas Decalogue Stone?  It is is a huge flat stone on the side of a mountain in New Mexico.  The mountain is known as Hidden Mountain, and it is located near Los Lunas, New Mexico - approximately 35 miles south of Albuquerque.  It is what is written on this massive stone that is so remarkable.  This very large stone actually has the Ten Commandments inscribed on it in ancient paleo-Hebrew script with a few letters of ancient Greek mixed in.


The Exploited - Boys In Blue

Wandering .........ruins.....

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Something to think about......

Ubi dubium ibi libertas: 

Where there is doubt, there is freedom

-Latan proverb

Pioneer Day tunes

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Saturday BBQ and Brew tunes

Thoreau on Civil disobedience

Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862)[1] was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

Salem Witch Trials

The Salem witch trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft—the Devil's magic—and 20 were executed. Eventually, the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted. Since then, the story of the trials has become synonymous with paranoia and injustice, and it continues to beguile the popular imagination more than 300 years later

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Something to think about.....

Armageddon won't be brought by Gods
But by men who think they are.......

Archaeologists Find Ancient Weapon In Melting Ice Patch

Global warming is turning out to be a savior for archaeologists like Craig Lee from the University of Colorado at Boulder, who are finding ancient relics in recently melted ice patches. Lee's lucky strike is the oldest known atlatl dart, an early wooden spear-like hunting weapon, in the Rocky Mountains.

Southwest Archaeology

Monday, July 5, 2010

Something to think about.....

The American dream is the Earth's nightmare

Monday tunes......

Anasazi Ruins

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Something to think about.....

"I swore never to be silent whenever, wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant."

Elie Wiesel

Happy 4th !

Saturday, July 3, 2010

William S. Burroughs

"To be an outlaw you must first have a base in law to reject and get out of, I never had such a base. I never had a place I could call home that meant any more than a key to a house, apartment or hotel room. … Am I alien? Alien from what exactly? Perhaps my home is my dream city, more real than my waking life precisely because it has no relation to waking life"
— William S. Burroughs


The Museum of Medieval Torture

Medieval torture devices and modern human rights abuses are not two things that are often mentioned within the same sentence. However, at the Medieval Criminal Museum in San Gimignano they go hand in hand. The museum houses an impressive array of medieval torture devices including the uncomfortably spiked inquisitorial chairs, and a simply murderous looking device labeled ‘the heretics fork’.

Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany in Northern Italy the museum not only functions as a interesting, albeit slightly gristly, tourist attraction but also serves to call attention to modern human rights abuses.

Atlas Obscura

The Medieval Torture Museum

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Something to think about.....

A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.

Thomas Jefferson

Pre- 4th of July weekend tunes.......

Wolf Village

Wolf Village is a large Fremont farming village near the south end of Utah Valley. It appears to have been occupied mostly in the A.D. 1100s and 1200s, although one radiocarbon date suggests some use of the site several hundred years earlier than that.
The site was discovered in the 1960s, but it was not excavated until 2009.

The total number of structures still buried at the site is unknown.