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Quantum Levitation

Levitation of a magnet above a cooled superconductor can been explained by the Meissner Effect. If a superconductor is cooled below its critical temperature while in a magnetic field, the magnetic field surrounds but does not penetrate the superconductor. The magnet induces currents in the superconductor which create a counter-magnetic force that causes the two materials to repel. The induced currents are due to the presence of the external field and not due to flux changes as frequently seen in metals (Faraday’s and Lenz’s laws)

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This is… beautiful.

Quantum Levitation:

Menstruation and Moon Cycle: 101

Interestingly, many women cycle with the moon. We all know about ‘syncing’ up with people that you are close with and live with. This is something I would like to do more research on. But one thing, that many people don’t know, is the frequency in which women’s cycle sync with the moon.

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Mystic Mamma, cites in her article, Moontime~ Sacred time for Women

“Traditionally, the Moontime is the sacred time of woman when she is honored as a Mother of the Creative Force. During this time she is allowed to release the old energy her body has carried and prepare for reconnection to the Earth Mother’s fertility that she will carry in the next Moon or month. Our Ancestors understood the importance of allowing each woman to have her Sacred Space during this time of reconnection, because women were the carriers of abundance and fertility…”

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One thing I’ve come to learn in my own experience is how frequently our moon time LITERALLY syncs up with the MOON. That is, the frequency in which women have their period BEGIN with the FULL or the NEW moon. This is fascinating to me, and any supporting research surrounding this is of great interest.

This study explores female menstruation and it’s relationship to the moon cycles, The regulation of menstrual cycle and its relationship to the moon.

Here is a great article from Cycle Harmony that discusses the different moon cycles, and goddesses associated, The Moon Cycle and The Menstrual Cycle

For the sake of brevity we will discuss the history of two cycles (though many women may have their cycles during waxing and waning phases of the moon as well) .

Moonsong has a great article, Menstrual Lunar Asynchrony here is a brief synopsis:

A woman who ovulates during the new moon and menstruates on the full moon is part of the Red Moon Cycle. This cycle represented a woman that was not using her sexual energies for conception, but rather for self expression. Women who had their cycles during this time were looked at as the ‘evil woman’,  witches, seductresses, wise woman, medicine women because they represented women that were not using their sexual forces for only conception. It showed orientation away from the energies of procreation. Energies associated with this cycle: outward, world nourishing, learning to transform energy, turn rage into creative action. Creativity and sexuality may be more pronounced during this cycle.

The goddess associated is Ishtar.

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A woman who ovulates during the full moon and menstruates on the new moon is part of the White Moon Cycle. This cycle was thought to create the best conditions for conception and was often seen for being the ‘good mother’, the only aspect of womanhood acceptable to the patriarchal society. Energies associated with this cycle: inward, healing, self-nourishing. Cleansing and purification may be more pronounced during this cycle.

The goddess associated is Hecate.

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Often times we can cycle more towards one moon time or another, so we are not fixed in these energies but rather it’s a fluid dance of womanhood to vacillate between the two.

This infographic shows how our cycle is often observed.

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Tracking your cycle can be fun and empowering. MyDays is a good app that allows you to put in your period times so you can become more self-aware! Regardless of where your period falls, our period is a good time to care for ourselves and provide self-love and relief.

Here is an article that discusses good yoga poses for menstruation, Yoga for Menstruation.

Some teas and herbal remedies for menstruation, Herbal Remedies for Menstruation

Check out this article, Can Essential Oils Relieve My Menstrual Cramps?

And Wellness Mamas article, Essential Oils for Hormone Balance

Please comment with any knowledge/experience/research surrounding menstruation!

 

KISSES <3

 

David Deida – A Man’s Deepest Bliss

“The qualities of your nothingness know themselves more fully when they are teased open by She.” – David Deida

Tan·tra
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noun
 
  1. a Hindu or Buddhist mystical or ritual text, dating from the 6th to the 13th centuries.
    • adherence to the doctrines or principles of the tantras, involving mantras, meditation, yoga, and ritual.

He’s coming to San Francisco, May 11, tickets here.

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Shakey Graves – House of Winston

And don’t let your lipstick wear
We’ll make a swift escape
Yeah, and use the rest to write it down

So that we can remember the way your father turned around
To say, “Oh boy, just chose a side”
But I wanna waste your time
Yeah, I wanna waste your time
Oh, into the night

Oh, but don’t let your lovin’ show
Oh, we’ll find new home
Yeah, and use the rest to build it up

So we can remember the way your father turned around
To say, “Oh boy, just chose a side”
But I wanna waste your time
Yeah, I wanna waste your time

Oh, and my mother said when I was born
My father we won the war
Well, my mother said when I was born
Well my father swore we won the war

But I wanna waste your time
Yeah, I wanna waste your time
Oh, into the night

Yeah, I wanna waste your time
Oh, I wanna waste your time
Oh, into the night

Drake – Hotline Bling

You used to call me on my
You used to, you used to
Yeah

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
And I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

Ever since I left the city,
You got a reputation for yourself now
Everybody knows and I feel left out
Girl you got me down, you got me stressed out
‘Cause ever since I left the city,
you started wearing less and goin’ out more
Glasses of champagne out on the dance floor
Hangin’ with some girls I’ve never seen before

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

Ever since I left the city, you, you, you
You and me we just don’t get along
You make me feel like I did you wrong
Going places where you don’t belong
Ever since I left the city,
you, you got exactly what you asked for
Running out of pages in your passport
Hanging with some girls I’ve never seen before

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
And I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

These days, all I do is
Wonder if you’re bendin’ over backwards for someone else
Wonder if you’re rollin’ up a backwoods for someone else
Doing things I taught you, gettin’ nasty for someone else
You don’t need no one else
You don’t need nobody else, no
Why you never alone
Why you always touching road
Used to always stay at home, be a good girl
You was in a zone, yeah
You should just be yourself
Right now, you’re someone else

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
And I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

Ever since I left the city

 

Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor

Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now
Say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it now

Instead of carving up the wall
Why don’t you open up with talk
I am ready, I am ready for a fall

Instead of carving up the wall
Why don’t you open up with talk
We are ready, we are ready for the floor

I can’t hear your voice, do I have a choice
I’m hoping with chance, you might take this dance
I can’t hear your voice, do I have a choice
(You’re sinking below, I’m using my force)
I’m hoping with chance, you might take this dance

You’re my number one guy

 

 

The Strokes – Reptilia

He seemed impressed by the way you came in.
“Tell us a story
I know you’re not boring”

I was afraid that you would not insist.
“You sound so sleepy
just take this, now leave me”

I said please don’t slow me down
If I’m going too fast
You’re in a strange part of our town…

Yeah, the night’s not over
You’re not trying hard enough,
Our lives are changing lanes
You ran me off the road,
The wait is over
I’m now taking over,
You’re no longer laughing
I’m not drowning fast enough.

Now every time that I look at myself
“I thought I told you
this world is not for you”

The room is on fire as she’s fixing her hair
“you sound so angry
just calm down, you found me”

I said please don’t slow me down
If I’m going too fast
You’re in a strange part of our town…

Yeah, the night’s not over
You’re not trying hard enough,
Our lives are changing lanes
You ran me off the road,
The wait is over
I’m now taking over,
You’re no longer laughing
I’m not drowning fast enough.