The 12,000 Year Old Secret

Humans. How would you feel about living for hundreds or even thousands of years, free from disease and/or chronic pain and other maladies?  Sounds like science fiction doesn’t it but a newly released book claims otherwise citing evidence left behind by many of history’s brightest minds (Hermes, Paracelsus, Flamel, R. Boyle).

Geometry, Astronomy and Alchemy were the three ancient sciences.  Geometry was math, Astronomy was space therefore time and Alchemy was the Science of Nature. The book makes the claim that the mythical Philosophers Stone is real and that it’s simply a part of nature.  The Philosophers Stone is said to cure-all ailments and transform imperfect metals into perfect ones (gold,silver).  It then proceeds in seemingly plain logic to write about the history of the Stone and of how metal is generated by nature itself within the earth, seamlessly blending the two together as it then lays out the instructions in plain English on how to create the stone for yourself. In the Book of Aquarius the unknown author (which was released on March 20, 2011 for free) writes a highly entertaining history of alchemy and what was believed in for the past 12,000 years.

It claims that the fire that Hermes stole from the gods and gave to mankind was in fact not actual fire but the Stone itself

Fact or fiction it’s a must read for anyone who has any interest in life itself.

The Emerald Tablet by Hermes

A fundamental truth, without error, perfect and complete.
As above, so below; the lesser and greater; microcosm and macrocosm: they are the same. Following this
principle, all things were made from the One.
And as all things arose from a thought by the One; thus all things were formed as an adaption of the One.
This is the fundamental principle.
Its father is the Sun, its mother is the Moon, it is carried by the wind, it is nursed by the earth.
Its power is complete if it can be turned into earth.
Separate the earth from the fire, the subtle from the dense, the light from the heavy, with care and wisdom.
It repeatedly ascends from earth to heaven, and then descends from heaven to earth, thus receiving power
from both the high and the low.
Then you will have the glory of the whole world. All ignorance will flee from you.
It is true force and the most powerful, for it conquers all subtle things and penetrates all solid things.
This is how the world was made.
Each level is a reflection of the one above; the microcosm is in accordance with the macrocosm. Now you
know how all things are made through adaption from the One.
This is the path of knowledge. Hence I am Hermes Thrice-Great, having three parts of the philosophy of the
whole world.
I have said all that is needed concerning the operation of the Sun.

Kicking off Stampede

As Calgary kicks off Stampede week with the Royals Will & Kate starting the Parade.  Us at Malewail started our Stampede week at the Century Casino with Big Sugar and Wide Mouth Mason.  Myself not being a major fan was surprised to find I was a bigger fan then I knew.  Song after song hit after hit I realized that I had been enjoying Wide Mouth Mason and Big Sugar on the radio through out the last decade.  It was a light-hearted love filled energy that emanated from the bands and the crowd.  Starting off the night was Wide Mouth Mason with only three members in the band leaving you wondering where all the great sound was coming from.  Of course three is all they needed with the diverse talent they bring to the stage.  As the night progressed the bass player from Wide Mouth Mason made a quick costume change and took his place as lead guitar and vocals for Big Sugar.  Again reminding us of the diverse talent on the stage.  Big Sugar also  adorned the stage with a myriad of talent including the lead singers daughter who sang back up vocals.  Makes you wonder if we will be listening to her stuff on the radio over the next decades to come. There is so much to say about the talent and professionalism on the stage last night. So I can only recommend that you check out their web sites and look for a future date and get out and see them.

Sepultura Rocked Calgary

Holding true to the Sepultura’s name was Saturday nights event at the MacEwan Ballroom here at the UofC in Calgary. With the opening bands Nevermore, Hate, Keep of Kalessin and Neuraxis who primed the fan with true metal mayhem, simply paving the way for Sepultura to tear it up. Shredding songs from their early years all the way to their new album (Kairos) on which we got a sneak peak of it when they played the title track from the album which is to be released in June of this year. Thanks to an awesome crowd Sepultura kept on digging out songs way beyond their set list rocking us into the late hours of the night. Loud and hard was definitely the focus of the evening and it didn’t stop there as Sepultura always amazes me on how hard, fast and loud they play. Truly giving us our monies worth this show is a must see. It really did seem as the night progressed that the bands got louder and louder. Even with every encore Sepultura came out for they increased the volumes  to ear bleeding levels. I believe they were dam near maxed out as they finished off the night with a fan favourite Roots. This alone pumped up the crowed as if the night was just beginning.

One that blows your socks off

So it looks like the Century Casino is determined to bring in some top drawer acts.  Some of you know what I am talking about with Buddy Guy on Saturday night.  The show started off with the Boogie Patrol, a diverse blues/rock band with front man “Rotten” Dan  who’s voice is quite surprisingly  deep and raspy.  It was so surprising you would expect to see Joe Cocker or a young Louis Armstrong on stage.  The Boogie Patrol nicely warmed up this packed crowd for Buddy Guy who came out  with style and charisma.  Buddy within minutes was interacting with the crowd with a sense of class and stage presents unbeknown-st to most.    With true to Buddy Guy fashion he mixed and mingled into the crowd playing his guitar and making his way to the bar, where I was told he ordered a Heineken on the rocks to quench his thirst.  This Iconic blues man is a real gift to the music world.  Influencing  musicians like Eric Clapton and Jimmy Hendrix, just to name a few who have been  inspired by him.  The sound Buddy Guy makes with his guitar never stopped, at one point he beat his guitar with a broken guitar string, a drumstick and a handkerchief.  Manipulating sounds with his guitar this way has proven him to be second to none.  So in closing Thank you Buddy Guy,  music thanks you and your fans thank you.  The world thanks you and owes you eminence gratitude for shaping music that fills our lives.

Century Casino present the B-52’s

What a treat. A night out with  the B-52’s. Thanks to the Century Casino, who hosted last nights event. The crowd danced and bopped as the Lovebullies a local Calgary band warmed us up for the headliner the B-52’s.

The crowd continued to dance and sing along with all there favorite B-52’s songs. Due to the enthusiastic cheers of the crowd the B-52’s graced us with an energetic encore. Which topped off the night with one of my Favorites Rock Lobster. So in closing our hat comes off to the B-52’s.

 

Take The Plunge

We know this sounds crazy—a site about “wedding planning,” for men? Written by men? Really?

Really. And here’s the even crazier thing: it’s good.  Enter ThePlunge.com. For the first time, someone’s written about grooms, engagements, and weddings from an authentic guy’s point of view.

You won’t find crap on florists or stationary. Instead, the articles cover things like how to deal with her In-Laws, what counts as cheating at your bachelor party, and whether you should push for a Pre-Nup. There’s also an “Ask the Expert” section that looks surprisingly helpful.

Other topics include:

How to pop the question

Dealing with cold feet on wedding day

Battling hangovers

Groomsmen responsibilities

Bachelor party destinations

…you get the idea.  Check it out yourself at ThePlunge.com.

Top 10 Movies of 2008

The Dark Knight [Blu-ray] – Excellent movie. Heath Ledger gives an excellent performance as the Joker.

Iron Man [Blu-ray] – All around a great performance

Wall-E [Blu-ray] – Excellent animated film of a little garbage collecting robot who wants nothing more then companionship, great film for the entire family.

Wanted [Blu-ray] – An assassin movie full of twists and awesome stunts.

Hancock (Unrated) [Blu-ray] – A nice twist to the typical superhero movie.

Kung Fu Panda [Blu-ray] – A funny family animated film

Get Smart –  A good remake of a classic TV show.

Vantage Point [Blu-ray] – Vantage Point overall was a great movie. Rarely can a movie keep the interest of its viewers without confusing them with all the different story angles.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian [Blu-ray] – Full of good visual effects and an interesting storyline.

Juno  [Blu-ray] – A movie about a quirky pregnant teen

10 Worst Movies of 2008

The Love Guru (Two-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray] + Digital Copy – The only good thing about this movie is that Jessica Alba is in it. This movie is not a good comedy it is just plain silliness.

You Don’t Mess With the Zohan (Unrated + BD Live) [Blu-ray] – For an Adam Sandler film an absolute disappointment this film is not funny but instead irritating.

Cloverfield [Blu-ray] – is filmed much like the Blair witch project this film has nothing to offer but shaky camera work and a city attacking monster stupider then Godzilla.

The Ruins (Unrated Edition) – Though it looked like it was a good movie. The ruins was nothing more then a bunch of vacationers whose leisurely holiday takes a turn for the worst when they realize the plants around them are out to get them.

The House Bunny (+ BD Live) [Blu-ray] – nothing more then a blonde bimbo’s triumph over stereotypes and snobby college chicks.

Mirrors [Blu-ray] – Awful plot. If the intention was to scare people they didn’t come close.

Hottie & the Nottie – The only good thing about this is getting to look at Paris Hilton if you’re into that sort of thing. This receives a failing grade for story line and acting.

Teeth – A girl takes an abstinence pledge only to attack a bunch of horny boys with the teeth in her vagina

Meet The Spartans – Pit Of Death Edition [Blu-ray] – This is nothing but a distasteful film that is stupid not amusing

Shutter (Unrated) [Blu-ray] – from the makers of the grudge and the ring this film is nothing but a bland Asian horror film.

The Man Registry

The Man Registry is the ultimate wedding gift registry and resource guide customized for men. Stereotypically woman has been given the task of taking care of all wedding plans, from the ceremony to the reception to the actually honeymoon. However you may have noticed a change in the past several years. Men’s’ roles have begun to grow. Not only do they take care of the rings but they are now taking part in decisions from seating arrangements, desserts and entertainment. So why not go the extra mile? Join The Man Registry and have a whole new world of opportunities and information available. Groom 101 is the informative part of the website which is separated into helpful categories including; Checklists, for the best man, for the groom, guy friendly showers, the honeymoon, the legal stuff, and the ring. Now the gift registry works exactly the same as any other registry except it is especially tailored for men. Now I am sure some men don’t mind receiving the couple oriented gifts but it would be nice to have some items that men would particularly enjoy too. There is a vast selection of gifts from; Kitchen, appliances, auto, travel, bars, games, electronics, grill, groomsmen gifts, MLB team shop, outdoors, tools and garage. Now that men are getting more involved in the matrimonial processes it makes sense to provide them with a registry of their own after all it’s there day too.

Coffee on Demand

TassimoI enjoy drinking coffee so when the decision of whether or not to buy a Tassimo machine came up I thought it would be easy. In the end I gave in and decided to try it. At around 150.00 Canadian I assure you it was well worth it. Some days I can drink a whole pot of coffee others only a couple of cups. A lot of the time my girlfriend would dump most of it down the sink needless to say a lot of coffee has gone to waste. Now that I have a Tassimo it’s amazing there is no more worry about running out of filters or measuring out the perfect amount of coffee. The Tassimo has already measured out packages of coffee, tea, cappuccino, hot chocolates and lattes. The hardest part of the Tassimo is figuring out what beverage you are going to make first! Each package has a bar-code which the machine’s lens will read in order to know what beverage it is making. All you have to do is make sure there is water in the container located in the back, put a packet of your beverage on the disk, close the lid and wait for the heating light to turn to automatic. If you make coffee and it is too strong you can add an extra burst of water by letting the auto light go manual and then pressing the button. This machine is perfect if you tend to waste a lot of coffee or only like to have a cup or two, or even if you enjoy some of the more complicated beverages but don’t want to do the work making them. The packages are around $5.00 each for about 14 discs. If you don’t have a lot of coffee drinkers in the house or just don’t go through much coffee it is a good investment. On the other hand if you don’t have the money to shell out the extra cash you may want to stick with your original coffee pot or just keep your coffee pot for when you have guests come over and need to make a full pot. In the end I highly recommend this product.