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I have never reblogged anything faster.
I believe in free education, one that’s available to everyone; no matter their race, gender, age, wealth, etc… This masterpost was created for every knowledge hungry individual out there. I hope it will serve you well. Enjoy!
FREE ONLINE COURSES (here are listed websites that provide huge variety of courses)
- Khan Academy
- P2P U
- Academic Earth
- Stanford Online
- MIT Open Courseware
- Open Yale Courses
- BBC Learning
- Carnegie Mellon University OLI
- University of Reddit
IDEAS, INSPIRATION & NEWS (websites which deliver educational content meant to entertain you and stimulate your brain)
- Big Think
- BBC Future
- Seriously Amazing
- How Stuff Works
- Discovery News
- National Geographic
- Science News
- Popular Science
- YouTube Edu
DIY & HOW-TO’S (Don’t know how to do that? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Here are some great websites.)
FREE TEXTBOOKS & E-BOOKS
- OpenStax CNX
- Open Textbooks
- Textbook Revolution
- E-books Directory
- Books Should Be Free
- Classic Reader
- Read Print
- Project Gutenberg
- AudioBooks For Free
- Poem Hunter
- MIT Classics
- Many Books
- Open Textbooks BCcampus
- Open Textbook Library
SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES & JOURNALS
- Directory of Open Access Journals
- Wiley Open Access
- Springer Open
- Oxford Open
- Elsevier Open Access
- Open Access Library
- BBC Languages
- Learn A Language
- Foreign Services Institute
- My Languages
- Surface Languages
- OpenCulture’s Language links
2. COMPUTER SCIENCE & PROGRAMMING
- GA Dash
- Code Avengers
- The Code Player
- Code School
- Programming Motherf*?$%#
- Bucky’s room
- Learn Code the Hard Way
- Mozilla Developer Network
- Microsoft Virtual Academy
3. YOGA & MEDITATION
- Learning Yoga
- Learn Meditation
- Free Meditation
- Online Meditation
- Do Yoga With Me
- Yoga Learning Center
4. PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMMAKING
- Exposure Guide
- The Bastards Book of Photography
- Cambridge in Color
- Best Photo Lessons
- Photography Course
- Production Now
- Learn About Film
- Film School Online
5. DRAWING & PAINTING
6. INSTRUMENTS & MUSIC THEORY
- Music Theory
- Music Theory Videos
- Furmanczyk Academy of Music
- Dave Conservatoire
- Petrucci Music Library
- Justin Guitar
- Guitar Lessons
- Piano Lessons
- Zebra Keys
- Play Bass Now
7. OTHER UNCATEGORIZED SKILLS
- The Chess Website
- First Aid for Free
- First Aid Web
- Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Please feel free to add more learning focused websites.
*There are a lot more learning websites out there, but I picked the ones that are, as far as I’m aware, completely free and in my opinion the best/ more useful.
Anonymous asked: are the seven arrows of Bast [aside from Bast] netjeri or netjeru? I was under the impression that they were netjeru but henadology calls them ' seven demons or demonic groups ' ??
I have no idea bout the Seven Arrows of Bast - only those of Sekhmet, and each one is named. Knowing the name is important, btw - and certain authors have left this out of their writings on it. I agree with all that is written above and would also say that the Eyes of Ra - of which there are plenty - tend to be in command of those demons / netjerii. That’s why They have distinct and key roles at Wep-Ronpet in driving back the Enemies of Ra.
I would wager that satsekhem and fannyfae have done more research on the arrows (of Sekhmet) than I have. But it is my understanding that the Arrows are netjeri, not NTRW. Same as Ammit is considered a netjeri more than a NTR.
Yes, they’re demons. Sekhmet has an affinity for demons, iirc. I couldn’t say the same about Bast because I don’t frankly know.
Sekhmet has her own arrows as well?? (and apparently there are seven Hathors? crap I feel oblivious)
So they’re like…groups, but each one’s associated with a deity? Because apparently Bast is her own arrow but isn’t a demon? Are Wenut, Nefertem, etc. minor netjer or netjeri? Since they’re ‘arrows’ as well
I’m very confused as to what ‘arrows’ actually means in this context
In the context of the Seven Arrows of Sekhmet and the Seven Arrows of Bast, they are considered netjeri. It is the Arrows of Sekhmet who would bring illness unto those who did not propitiate her enough. The act of causing illness isn’t specific to Sekhmet, but is specific to her ability to keep her netjeri from causing illness in others. Let me know if you still don’t understand and I’ll try to explain it another way. :)
Nefertem, as far as I know, was fairly important so I wouldn’t necessarily equate him with either netjeri or as a minor netjer. His importance stemmed from being the boy that Ra would one day become, iirc. (Probably mehinefertemra would be better able to comment there.)
Wenut was also a netjer, though often seen as “minor” due to her major associations as a nome deity. However epithets attested to her seem to indicate that she had associations outside of Hermopolis. Some of her iconography seems to, also, indicate a fierce and fiery protective aspect, like Bast and Sekhmet, which may be where the arrow bit is coming from. I think helmsinepu would be better qualified to comment on the Wenut portion here.
I haven’t ever heard of either Wenut or Nefertem referred to as arrows, though. I just did a very quick search but found nothing. Do you think you could point me in the direction this was read so I can look through it myself? I’d like to read it in context before I formulate an opinion on it.
Sekhmet’s crew is a lot more demon-y,
Most of Bast’s arrows are NTR in their own right. Bast herself is the first one. XD The 5th and 7th arrow are missing, Shefytbast was doing a weekend program on the Seven Arrows at Tawy house, and did a divination to figure out who they are. That added Khonsu-Heru and Herishef. They seem like reasonable additions. Each of them has their own squad of demons to command.
Eye of Ra goddesses tend to have Arrows to boss around. :)
"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti
When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become.
Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy.
"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."
Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet.
"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."
Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.
One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.
It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.
"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."”
From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.
Oooh. I reblogged a partial version of this recently but I didn’t know how many more there were! I LOVE these!
OK SO THERE ARE TONS MORE OF THESE OF THE ARTISTS FB PAGE. GUYS THESE ARE AWESOME.
LETS APPLAUD CAROL ROSSETTI EVERYONE
LOOKIT GOT BETTER
I did have an original of this movie poster in my son’s room. God only knows what happened to it. :(
365 movies in 2014 » 203/365
Labyrinth (1986) dir. Jim Henson
john oliver is really not fucking around
Anonymous asked: who's the most awkward god?
Congratulations, Evo Morales! :)
Indian president of Bolivia wins election for historic third term
Evo Morales won re-election on Sunday to a historic third term as president of Bolivia.
Morales, who is Aymara, secured 60 percent of the vote in a five-way race. His closest challenger only got 25 percent.
“This victory is the victory of the anti-colonialists and the anti-imperialists,” Morales told supporters, The New York Times reported.
‘Cause there ain’t NOBODY & NOTHIN’ in the sky that is badder than Heru (Horus)!!!
The world needs more hawks!!!
A very good post by Devo on this issue. I have to agree with her on very many levels. As to the godphone, I know that wires can get crossed, even if you have pretty good coverage with your godphone. Any of us can get the wrong thing easily - and having a good, trusted commnity to discuss things with and see whether or help you determine if your connection is ok, or you have ended up calling somewhere else is a really good thing to have.
I have some strong opinions against many things that inhabit this world, but among those things, two of them are “god-phones” and “god-spouses.”
The very thought of these two things makes me cringe, the very idea that someone would claim to be one of these things boils my…
Press release from Misty’s father, Charles Upham taken from the Blackfeet Nation Facebook page
I would like to clarify circumstances
regarding Misty’s disappearance. In
my opinion the media has spun an
inaccurate perspective. So far articles
read: Actress stressed over money
and career, Father…
This is a problem that is not going to go away. Posting for signal boost and to raise awareness. As a woman of Indigenous ancestry, I thank you for passing the message along.
On the other hand, there may be reason for hope: In the latest posting to Misty’s Facebook page, Charles writes that the family has been “chasing down leads” and has heard of “possible sightings in Seattle.” He asks those in the area to search “the wooded areas near the Muckleshoot Casino.”
"Remember," he adds, "law enforcement is not looking for her."
This last statement clarifies earlier information reported by ICTMN. Although the Washington police confirmed that she has been reported as missing, she does not meet the criteria that would trigger a search. Commander Steve Stocker told TVGuide.comthat the person’s disappearance must be “unexplainable, involuntary or suspicious.”
From the Blackfeet Nation FB page:
Upham Family update:
Dear friends and family of Misty. We apologize for not answering all the emails, social media posts and phone calls. We have been inundated with hundreds each day. We cannot keep up. We have been consumed by chasing down leads and doing ground searches in the area she was last seen. It is only her family searching right now, hanging posters, checking with shelters, hospitals, and asking people in the area if she has been seen. We are asking for help from people who live in the area to search the wooded areas near the Muckleshoot casino. There have been possible sightings of her in Seattle. If you think you see her and you have a camera phone take a pic and send it to me by text or email, remember law enforcement is not looking for her.
Ph: (714) 499-5960
If you have any information that could be helpful please contact detective Orvis at the Auburn PD (253) 288-2121.
Thank you for all the prayers, suggestions and kind words.
How is a woman who normally keeps close ties with family and was acting mentally erratic before her disappearance NOT suspicious?
Oh, I know, because she’s NDN
Please signal boost
Please be safe, akiim. Please be okay
i love sir patrick stewart more with each passing day.
See, guys. This is how you do it. Notice the words “Not all men are like that” are never spoken.
He knows men are like that
his father was like that to his mother
he has experienced the pain firsthand, of what it’s like when men are like that
and he never wants men to be like that again and he fights tooth and nail against the men who are still like that
And moreover, he acknowledges his privilege [as an older white male who is famous/well known] and uses it to speak up. He knows what he is, and he never has to say he’s not like those men he fights against—he never says it, his actions speak loud enough for everyone else to see it.
Sir Patrick Stewart, everyone.