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Shakti

Shakti is the primordial cosmic energy and represents the dynamic forces that are thought to move through the entire universe in Hinduism, the major tradition of Hinduism, Shaktism. Shakti is the personification of the Energy, creative, sustaining, as well as destructive, sometimes referred to as "The Great Divine Mother" in Hinduism. Known as Mahaamaya, it is just a metaphor of energy, which no layman or scientist has been able to decipher - we see energy in all forms all around us. Everything is just a manifestation of energy, but what energy is, no one knows - hence energy is the greatest delusion i.e. Mahaamaya As the Mother or Creatrix, She is known as "Adi Shakti" or "Adi Para Shakti" i.e. Primordial Inconceivable Energy. On every plane of creation, Energy manifests itself in all forms of matter, thermal energy, potential energy, gravitational energy etc; these are all thought to be infinite forms of the Paraa Shakti. But Her true form is unknown, beyond human understanding, she is Nitya.

Hindus believe that Shakti is both responsible for the agent of all change. Shakti is cosmic existence as well as liberation, its most significant form being the Kundalini Shakti, a mysterious psychospiritual force. In Shaktism, Shakti is worshipped as the Supreme Being. Shakti embodies the active dynamic energy of Shiva and is synonymously identified with Tripura Sundari or Parvati. David Kinsley mentions the "shakti" of Lord Indra's as Sachi. Indrani is part of a group of seven or eight mother goddesses called the Matrikas, who are considered shaktis of major Hindu gods; the Shakti goddess is known as Amma in south India in the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. There are many temples devoted to various incarnations of the Shakti goddess in most of the villages in South India; the rural people believe that Shakti is the protector of the village, the punisher of evil people, the cure of diseases, the one who gives welfare to the village. They celebrate Shakti Jataras with great interest once a year.

Some examples of Shakti incarnations are Mahalakshmi, Parvati, Bhuvaneshwari, Meenakshi, Yellamma and Perantalamma. One of the oldest representations of the goddess in India is in a triangular form; the Baghor stone, found in a Paleolithic context in the Son River valley and dating to 9,000–8,000 years BCE, is considered an early example of a yantra. Kenoyer, part of the team that excavated the stone, considered that it was probable that the stone is associated with Shakti. Shaktism regards Devi as the Supreme Brahman itself with all other forms of divinity considered to be Her diverse manifestations. In the details of its philosophy and practice, Shaktism resembles Shaivism. However, practitioners of Shaktism, focus most or all worship on Shakti, as the dynamic feminine aspect of the Supreme Divine. Shiva, the masculine aspect of divinity, is considered transcendent, Shiva's worship is secondary. From Devi-Mahatmya: By you this universe is borne, By you this world is created, Oh Devi, by you it is protected.

From Shaktisangama Tantra: Woman is the creator of the universe, the universe is her form. In woman is the form of all things, of all that lives and moves in the world. There is no jewel rarer than woman, no condition superior to that of a woman. Adi Parashakti, whose manifestation is Parvati and Tripura Sundari, is a Hindu concept of the Ultimate Shakti or Mahashakti, the ultimate power inherent in all Creation; this is prevalent in the Shakta denomination within Hinduism, which worships the Goddess Devi in all her manifestations. Her human or Shakti Svarūpa, was married to Shiva, while her Gyān Svarūpa, weds Brahma and her Dhan Svarūpa, becomes the consort of Vishnu. In the Smarta Advaita sect of Hinduism, Shakti is considered to be one of five equal personal forms of God in the panchadeva system advocated by Adi Shankara. According to some schools, there are four Adi Shakti Pitha and 51 Shakti centers of worship located in South Asia, they can be found in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

These are called Shakti Peethas. The list of locations varies. A accepted list of Shakti Peethas and their temple complexes includes: Hinglaj Mataji Balochistan Tara Tarini Katyayani Bhadrakali Kamakhya Kali at Kalighat Guhyeshwari Temple Devi Ambaji Vishalakshi Temple Chandranath Temple Jwalaji Naina Devi Temple Other pithas in Maharashtra are: Tuljapur Kolhapur vani-Nashik Mahurgadh There are many ancient Shakti devotional songs and vibrational chants in the Hindu and Sikh traditions; the recitation of the Sanskrit mantras is used to call upon the Divine Mother. Kundalini-Shakti-Bhakti Mantra Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Namo Namo! Sarab Shakt

Justus Christian Henry Helmuth

Justus Christian Henry Helmuth was a German-American Lutheran clergyman. His father died when the son was a mere boy, but a nobleman, Gotthilf August Francke, sent him to the orphan house in Halle, afterward to the University of Halle, where he received a thorough education in the classics and theology, he was ordained to the ministry at Wernigerode in 1769, in the same year went to the United States in response to an urgent call from Lutheran congregations in Pennsylvania. On his arrival in the U. S. in 1769, he was at once elected pastor of the congregation at Lancaster, for 10 years. In 1779 he moved to Philadelphia in answer to a unanimous call from St. Michael's, the first Lutheran congregation in the city. Here he spent the remainder of his life, serving as pastor until 1820, he was a member of the American Philosophical Society. The University of Pennsylvania conferred upon him the honorary degree of A. M. in 1780, that of D. D. in 1785. In the same institution, he was professor of German and Oriental languages for 18 years, was regarded as one of the best linguistic scholars of his time.

In 1785, with his colleague and intimate friend John Frederick Schmidt, he established a private seminary at Philadelphia, for the education of young men for the ministry, which continued for twenty years, until age and pressure of other labors prevented them from attending properly to the work. In this private institution, many of the early Lutheran pastors received their theological training. Helmuth was elected to ecclesiastical offices of honor and trust, was identified with many of the public institutions of Philadelphia. Though he was partial to the German language, opposed the use of the English language in Lutheran church services, this did not prevent him from taking an interest in the various activities and religious, of his adopted country, his published works include Taufe und heilige Schrift, Unterhaltungen mit Gott, books for children, a volume of German hymns. For several years he edited the Evangelical Magazine, a German periodical of Philadelphia which he had founded, the first Lutheran Church newspaper in the United States.

He married Maria Barbara Keppele in 1770. They had five children; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, J. G.. "Helmuth, Justus Christian Henry". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton

1974 British League Division Two season

The 1974 British League Division Two season was the second tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain. It was the final season of British League Division Two before it was renamed as the New National League; the league was again expanded from 18 to 19 teams. Hull Vikings had moved up to the British League swapping places with Coatbridge Tigers and swapping their top riders. Rayleigh Rockets closed down but the promotion and nickname moved to Rye House. Chesterton Potters changed their team name to Stoke whilst Bradford and Long Eaton all changed nicknames. Weymouth Wizards were the new addition to the league. Birmingham Brummies won their first title, completing a cup double; the 1974 British League Division Two Knockout Cup was the seventh edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. Birmingham Brummies were the winners of the competition. List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

Jerry Rosario

Jerry Rosario is an Indian Jesuit priest, a theologian, a pastor, spiritual counselor, a writer, a social activist, a motivator, a civil lawyer, a retreat- facilitator. And founder - director of 4 - movements All rolled into one. A revolutionary in this modern world to create a new world, he has completed Bachelor of Science in Rural Development Science, MA in Political Science, Bachelor of Laws in Bangalore, PhD in Political Philosophy with Theology. Now he is serving as Director in Mylapore. Fr. Jerry Rosario has done an 23 years of insertional and involved services among the dalits and slum poor, he has a doctorate in political theology. Other studies and searches have made him a pastor, motivator, spiritual counselor, social analyst and retreat facilitator, he is a civil lawyer. He is well known to many as "barefoot priest," because he has given up wearing foot wears as a mark of his solidarity with those dalits and poorest who are denied the right to wear it by the caste-ridden traditions, he has lectured in 37 countries so far.

Fr. Jerry Rosario has a doctorate in Periyarism; the philosophy of Thanthai E. V. Ramaswamy Periyar, whose political analysis of Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity, had birthed a "Self-respect movement" in Tamil Nadu and in other parts of South India. Fr. Jerry Rosario once said "Only few get opportunities to break history, but all have the capacity to bend history and Periyar is a man who has not only bent, but broken the history of Tamil Nadu." Books authored by Fr. Jerry Rosario are published through various other publishing houses. Dr. Jerry has so far authored 81 books out of which 29 books are in English and 52 are in Tamil. 17 of his books have become text books for Students of various Autonomous Colleges and secular Universities. To date, 9 students have completed their M. Phil researches based on Dr. Jerry’s thoughts and defended their theses in various secular universities. Three have gone ahead with doctorate research on Dr. Jerry's books. One of them, Dr. Sr. Selestin Mary, CTC, had completed and published her Ph.

D. research on "The Societal Analysis of Contemporary World highlighted in the forty five Tamil books of Dr. Jerry ". Dr. Jerry is the Founder of the following 4 - MOVEMENTS: JEPASA, for socio-pastoral animation. Jerry has donated his O-Rh Negative Blood 201 times as of January 2020. Having crossed the highest possible number of blood donations as per Indian norms, Jerry stands first among blood donors in India, he has signed relevant documents, civilly known as'LIVING WILL', expressing his will to donate his vital organs and body after his death to the needy and for medical research. In this connection, he has authored a book named DHANAM in Tamil; this book elaborates about the different type of human donations, i.e. blood donation, eye donation, stem cell donation and tissue donation, body donation, organ donation. This book has appeared in English titled, " A PRESENT FOR THE FUTURE ". A WEBSITE, http://www.dhanam.org/, by DHANAM movement dedicated to the promotion of human donations is being operated from 2016

Spyder Games

Spyder Games is an American television series, broadcast on MTV from June 18 to September 20, 2001. MTV's second and last foray into the soap opera format following the run of the anthology series Undressed, the series was called Spyder Web in development. Intended for a 3 pm time slot, Spyder Games debuted at 7 pm because of its racy content; the final episodes scheduled to air during the week of September 10, 2001, were postponed by a week because of continuous news coverage of the September 11 attacks, which MTV aired. The last episode was written as cliffhanger. With the decline of the format, as of 2019, Spyder Games is the last new American soap opera to debut on a traditional, non-streaming broadcast or cable TV network. In December 1998, MTV Series Development approached novelist and television writer Christian McLaughlin and his writing partner Valerie Ahern about developing a soap opera targeting the network's 12- to 24-year-old demographic. According to McLaughlin, "We wanted to do for soaps.

That movie acknowledged and spoofed the conventions and staples of slasher films while never forgetting it was one... We wanted to distill everything people loved about soaps — the impossibly hot young characters and deliciously suspenseful melodrama — and eliminate all the things people hate: the glacial pace, the endless recaps and all that praying and crying." James Stanley and Diane Messina Stanley helped the show's creators by serving as Story Consultants before it debuted. The show centers on a wealthy video game-producing family and the unexpected murder of the patriarch, Boris Carlisle, in control of the company. A widower with four children, Carlisle exhibits an irrational and unconcealed hatred for daughter Natalia, the sole Carlisle child interested in the success of the family's video game business, the titular Spyder Games. Carlsle instead places all of his interest and value in Dmitri, the oldest son, while second son Ivan's sensitivity is rewarded with Carlisle's concealed contempt.

Youngest son Sasha, a teen much younger than his siblings, is superficially indulged. Dmitri becomes romantically involved with Daphne, a fashion designer, but through mistaken identity is deceived into having sex with Daphne's conniving employee Taylor. Concealing a trailer trash past while working secretly as a call girl, Taylor supposedly becomes pregnant with Dmitri's child. Ivan marries Julie Whitmore, the daughter of another wealthy local businessman, but reveals he is gay as he is undeniably attracted to Francisco, a male houseguest in the Carlisles' home and one-time flame of Natalia's. Sasha pursues a career as a serious musician but is frustrated at being typecast as a teen idol in the style of Aaron Carter. Meanwhile, Natalia struggles to conduct business at Spyder Games opposed and undermined by her father, who demonstrates many unscrupulous behaviors, both personal and professional. A host of additional characters move in and out of the Carlisles' dealings, including private investigator Jeff Northcutt, Taylor's ex-convict brother Lyle and Natalia's creepily devoted lackey Todd.

Sasha is revealed to be Natalia's son instead of brother, fathered by Ivan's wife Julie's father when Natalia was about thirteen years old. As the episodes progress, a mysterious series of events lead to Boris' murder and the discovery of his severed head in a freezer. Shawn Batten as Natalia Carlisle J. R. Cacia as Dmitri Carlisle Christina Chambers as Taylor Jones Megalyn Echikunwoke as Cherish Pardee Byron Field as Ivan Carlisle Tori Falcon as Ashley Carlisle Monica Serene Garnich as Julie Whitmore Carlisle Robert Hutchinson as Sasha Carlisle Enrique Murciano as Francisco Torres Nectar Rose as Daphne Wallace Bryce Mouer as Lyle Jones Zay Harding as Jeff Northcutt Alisa Reyes as Rocio Conejo Spyder Games was criticized for numerous reasons, not the least of which were visibly impoverished production values and questionable quality of acting performances. However, the plot's twists and turns were true to the soap opera style of outrageous developments. Official website Spyder Games on IMDb Spyder Games at TV.com Spyder Games Behind the Scenes - ChristianLaughlin.com

Medardo Ángel Silva

Medardo Ángel Silva Rodas was an Ecuadorian poet and a member of the Generación decapitada. The "Decapitated Generation" was a group of four young Ecuadorian poets in the first decades of the 20th century. Two men from Guayaquil, Medardo Ángel Silva and Ernesto Noboa y Caamaño, two men from Quito, Arturo Borja and Humberto Fierro, were the precursors of modernismo in Ecuador; these four writers were influenced by the modernist movement of Rubén Darío and by 19th-century French romantic poetry. Though they knew each other and dedicated poems to each other, they never met together to create a true literary group; the term "generación decapitada" originated in the middle of the 20th century, when Ecuadorian journalists and historians decided to name them, noting similarities in the authors' poetry. Silva was the lowest class of the four poets, troubled by economic status, he did however attend a prestigious high school and work as a journalist at El Telégrafo, a major newspaper in the city. His poems reflect a fascination with death.

The cause of his own death is not certain. He is believed to have committed suicide, but may have been murdered as the result of a love triangle. Silva's poem "El alma en los labios" was made into a song and made famous by the Ecuadorian singer Julio Jaramillo, he used the pen names "Jean d'Agreve" and"Oscar René" for his literary work, much of, published posthumously. El árbol del bien y del mal María Jesús La máscara irónica Trompetas de oro El alma en los labios Obras completas