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  • 314320.1554

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    messerschmidt's research in the 18th century led him to study expressive states of emotion
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    This is an early anime that defies explanation. Surreal and paralyzing sex, orgasmic destruction, a fantasmal playground. Heavy recommend. Go all the way.


    Orgasm as apocalypse fragment without password


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    You can find mention in fairly old books of toys made out of water-filled

    animal bladders

    . Bladders apparently expand quite a bit (I haven't tried.) Unfortunately I can't give you names of these books since that's about all I've been told by the various librarians I talked to. As far as more modern books, there is a reference to a ball of this type in one of the

    Little House on the Prairie

    books. I think it was "Little House in the Big Woods" near the beginning of the book. If you really want to do the research I suggest you look through literature written during the Renaissance in Europe. Merlin has found references indicating that balloon sculpting dates back at least as far as the Aztecs.

    Prior to skinnies being made out of rubber they may have been constructed out of intestine; presumably different animals would provide different diameters. The following is offered as supporting evidence;

     

    Swiss Family Robinson (1813) "Papa," said Jack, "can't you make me a balloon with this piece of whale entrail?"

    Moby Dick (1851) [re sperm whales] "Gasses are generated in him; he swells to a prodigious magnitude; becomes a sort of animal balloon."

    In the "olden days", especially in the European regions, jesters and troubadors (pardon my spelling) were said to sometimes inflate the entrails of recently butchered animals and "entertain" with them. The bladders, intestines, and sometimes the stomach, were strong enough that, despite their thinness, they could be manipulated into amusing shapes.

                Great Balloons! The Complete Book of Balloon Sculpting' by Jean Merlin, Kaufman and Greenberg, 1994

     

    "...the Aztecs were the very first people in history to make animals out of the bowels of cats to be presented to the gods as a sacrifice. The bowels were carefully cleaned, turned inside out, and sewn with a special vegetable thread whose main property was that it stuck to itself when left to dry in the sun, and this produced an almost airtight seal.

    The bowels were then twisted and air was blown into them after each twist. When a particularly contagious disease exterminated most of the cats, they used the bowels of the corpses, and when these grew in short supply, human sacrifices were offered to the gods for the sole purpose of obtaining fresh bowels.

    As Jacques Dupion Grouchard remarked in his beautiful book, The Mayannaise Connection, the simple making of one animal required several days. And there were only two models: the dog and a kind of donkey.

    Once they had been made, the animals were carried (with great ceremony) to the top of the Aztec pyramid, where they were burned in praise of the sun.

    Strangely enough, inside the pyramid of Mikerinos, one can see drawings engraved in stone representing camels made of a series of bubbles, about which Champollion says in his book The Rosetta Stone and Other Sidejobs: '...one wonders whether these figures of camels do not represent artifacts that were made out of camel's guts."

    But it is only with the advent of rubber that the Mexicans began manufacturing balloons intended for modeling. The most famous among them was Senor Carlos, who was the first to come over to Europe to perform his balloon sculpting act at the famous Lido de Paris."

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    FOREWORD

    The text of this little book is the joint work of Mr Leadbeater and myself; some of it has already appeared as an article in Lucifer (now the Theosophical Review), but the greater part of it is new. The drawing and painting of the Thought-Forms observed by Mr Leadbeater or by myself, or by both of us together, has been done by three friends—Mr John Varley, Mr Prince, and Miss Macfarlane, to each of whom we tender our cordial thanks. To paint in earth's dull colours the forms clothed in the living light of other worlds is a hard and thankless task; so much the more gratitude is due to those who have attempted it. They needed coloured fire, and had only ground earths. We have also to thank Mr F. Bligh Bond for allowing us to use his essay on Vibration Figures, and some of his exquisite drawings. Another friend, who sent us some notes and a few drawings, insists on remaining anonymous, so we can only send our thanks to him with similar anonymity.

    It is our earnest hope—as it is our belief—that this little book will serve as a striking moral lesson to every reader, making him realise the nature and power of his thoughts, acting as a stimulus to the noble, a curb on the base. With this belief and hope we send it on its way.

    ANNIE BESANT.

    Fig. 17 -  Response to Devotion


    Fig. 23 - Anger   |   Fig. 22 - Murderous Rage



    Fig. 20 - High Ambition

    Fig. 18 - Vague intellectual feeling

    Fig. 19 - The intention to know


    Fig. 27 - Sudden fright


    Fig. 28 - Selfish greed

    Fig. 33 - At a street accident