Thursday, 1 November 2012

An Tulca Mhór - The Great Flood

The Great Flood
And lo the flood brings forth empty waters;
And woe to those who would swim:
For as we drown the waters do not rise;
And as we sink our feet are firmly footed:
Yet we will all die submerged;
Overwhelmed by the flood:
And lo the flood brings forth empty waters;
And woe to those that would swim.
                                                                       Seán Thomas-Gallobhaí

Monday, 22 October 2012

Charles Darwin: Secret Emo

Bhain mé sont as an alt seo! Ta Darwin i gcosúil le deagóir dúr cantalach. Iontach greannmhar.

I was sent a link to this article by Robert Krulwich:


It's amazing, I thought I had to share it!

Monday, 15 October 2012

3.14159 2653589793238462643383279....

Here is a great idea, very simple yet ingenious!
Using a 10 note scale translate the numbers of π into musical notes and then harmonise:

Tá cheol an fís eile seo bunaithe ar 'tau', τ. Tá an fonn seo níos deise I mo thuraim.
Cad a cheapann tú?
π or  τ, which do you prefer?

Sunday, 14 October 2012

What in the world!?

    I recently discovered that our current system of cartography completely distorts the size of countries.
When we look at the map and judge countries upon their size we are most likely wrong.
Here is the map we are all familiar with:

Here is the Gall-Peters map in which all countries are portrayed with appropriate size relations to each other:

Tá difríocht sontasach idir na dhá mapaí seo. Tá an leathsféar Thuaidh i bhfad níos mó den leathsféar Theas.  Amharc ar an difríocht is mó!:

Is Mapa iontach conspoide é mapa Gall-Peters, agus caithimid a bí ag smaoineadh ar an fath a cuirtear faoi chois é. Déan cíoradh ar an Aifric?! 

Could there be a political reason behind the suppression of this 'more accurate' map?
Or is This map indeed more accurate?

Comments welcome.

Fódla: Explanitory Article

  • Fódla (FOE-LA), whose name means ‘Sod of Earth’, is the daughter of Ernmas (the mother Goddess of Ireland) and the wife of Mac Cecht, a leader of the Tuatha de Dannan

  • She is a Goddess of War attributed to protection, sovereignty and leadership.
  • She is a warrior charged with the protection of the Island.
  • She was reigning Queen at the time of the Milesian invasion.
  • The Tuatha de Dannan finally succumbed to the Milesians but three separate deals were struck with Amairgin so that the newly conquered lands would be named after the three daughters of Ernmas (Banbha at Slieve Mis, Fódla at Slieve Felim and Éiriu at Sleieve Uisneach) so that the Tuatha de Dannan might live on in name.
  • Fódla was killed by Eadán at the battle of Tailtiu which marked the defeat of the Tuatha de Dannan
Fódla, Fodhla, Fotla, Fothla, Fóla

In the image Fódla is in Celtic war regalia; holding a spear and with a resting shield. 
She is in a yogic pose and her base and body chackras are awakened.
The doves, bees and willow leaf in her left hand, are all celtic symbols of health
Here the illumination (white light) is central denoting use of the whole brain.

Protection, sovereignty and leadership in times of war require that your health fitness and strength be at optimal levels.
Here Fódla will represent your body, the protective house of the mind and soul.

In this blog I will be sharing links and articles related to:

  • Exercise: Effective and efficient ways of exercising to build muscle and lose weight.
  • Diet and Nutrition: Benefits and hazards of certain food types along-side healthy recipes and a breakdown of what foods affect what aspects of the body.
  • Supplementation: Breakdown of what certain supplements do and how they affect your body/ailments. Recommendations for certain conditions.
  • Toxins: A breakdown of the ubiquitous toxins that surround us on a daily basis and ways of counteracting/avoiding them.
  • Yoga and Meditation: A breakdown of how Yogic traditions can actually attune your body while simultaneously cleansing your mind and chackras. Bikram, Hatha and Kundalini yogas and various techniques of meditation.
  • Healing: Through foods, beverages, herbs, suppliments, chrystals, orgone energy, yoga and meditation we will explore alternate healing to see if there is any credence to their claims.
          under the heading: 'Fódla: followed by title'

Comments welcome,

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Acoustic Levitator

    This is another curious video I came across! Its pretty amazing though!
I'll have some proper posts up once I get the graphics and write ups finished for the blog

   Tá séo dochreite!! Tá mé i gconaí ag obair ar na gneithe bunúasach an bhlog séo beidh phostanna níos arbarthach agam i dtamaillín.

Ainu Language, Possible Similarities?

    Léis na físeanna séo tá mé ag iarraidh na cosúlachta idir na teangaí proto-ceilteach agus an teanga Ainu a fiosrú da bhrí raiteas diamhar go raibh gaol idir na teangaí. Is chultúr seanda oileánach é chultúr na hAinu agus ag, an am séo, níl aon gaol ar bith idir an teanga Ainu agus teanga ar bith eile.
    Eist leis an bhlás ar an fís 'Ainu' seo, bfheidir go bhfuil eolach ar?

    Here's a little linguistic curiosity for all you familiar with the Irish language. The Ainu, or the 'hairy Ainu', are an ancient insular indigenous race inhabiting the northern islands of Japan. Ainu has no accepted genealogical relationship to any other language family, yet, I just heard an off-hand remark about how their language was unique to the area but seemed to share a lot in common with proto-celtic languages. That would be a head-scratcher as they are an ancient people on the other side of the globe!
    I'm not sure how true this is as the researcher gave no reference for this particular talking point but have a listen see if you can hear a 'blás':


Ainu (skip to 0:30)