40 Burst results for "Magic"
Fresh update on "magic" discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"I should be more forthright. In what i'm saying but it's the the i can see some benefit Michael grosses come back is great. I love bikers grossberg dumber and as grave. He's back but at the same time. The the creators of the series were not asked back. Think the warehouse spot. They were told. You can't have any creative input to these films whatsoever. We're just gonna make them. You can just sort of pop your name on them and they said no to that and so it really shows in the films that are not the same as the debate much is all for things moving forward lake the the monsters in the film's evolution has to happen and things to bowl move forward. But i don't know. I just don't think they're tremors in the humor has gone light and i think a lot of talk Due to talk about where writes about them in this big quits and the bulk. So do you talk about a little bit but just once again a bit like like high altitude. Would i be writing for the right reasons. I know people want to read about them personally. I think i'd like to speak no as enthusiastic as was reversed for chambers films. So we'll see maybe maybe at some point they'll happen but but never have said this when cg writing the world won't change you said you'd like them why he did this night. So we'll leave it for the moment. So i know that you're busy. With events around tremors now and around a high lender. But i'm curious. What are you working on next so over the last few years. Lots of ideas for a low of time. It took me four years to do this. This island which is probably too long. So as i would like to them quicker i suppose is the point. I'm making. But i have lots of other ideas and rather than just i do have a adult committee as the I realize the time is is against making that. Don't have enough irish today. But i have been doing some interviews with people who worked with jim hansen. I love hanson. I love the muppets. Unloved labyrinth anneli sorts of things. So i've not mentioned this also. Don't think this is the first mentioned spa. I have worked. I've been interviewing quite a few people who who worked with jen just to hear what it was like being in his presence on what it was like being part of his team because we talk about a many people spoken to kolyma genius which is an easy town to throw by think but with japan. I think it's kind of up. I think it's fair to say. He was a visionary. Certainly so yeah. I thought let speak to people who work with them. So bats been happening and that big i think will come out. I'm hoping they'd be february or march. Twenty twenty one but it will just be me sell publishing it. i haven't put it to any publisher. Just because i think it's a smaller book adana charge too much for it. It's just gonna be kind of maybe self self published amazon so that one thing and and also i love old actor in series from the seventies and eighties. Nineteen fill at eight team. Stephen j cannell staff and glen larson Guy so bentinck people who worked on some of those projects just over the last couple years On the ideas to publish those transcripts again late. Jim henson's one transcripts with the entities. And then just released maybe ten of them in a book and if people like it maybe i could another volume so there you go. That's my. I'm not told anyone about those yet. But if people like. Jim hansen or he action series than actually top. Some things coming requires like these not the loser not proper books but there can have shorter when it comes to a another longer Highlander because about three hundred and twenty pages as for the. I'm still working on that honest. I'm speaking to publisher my agent about some ideas. Yeah we'll see. I'm hoping we can do something. That will be complete time. Is there a good place for people to keep up with you and your projects out online twitter's places any that. She's just john j. o. N. underscore melville m. e. l. The i and i think well there's a facebook page as well. Which is i think it just forward slash jonathan males. So who's the bass places. Will jonathan melville thank you so much for your time so this is great talking with you as always thank you. Might i mentioned before. I think this is an amazing podcast. You didn't amazing job so it's an absolute pleasure.
Are You Bringing Emotional Intelligence Into the Workplace?
"So how are you putting your emotional intelligence hat on your e. I hat in all of your interactions whether your word with friends with your family and how much are you. Harnessing your emotions. Well this is the perfect segue to my special guest today. Joining me on the show is andrea hoven. Andrea is the co founder and learning at. Og lice. laugh she's also a certified coach and a speaker and she helps professionals to hard as their emotions injury. I it is so nice to have you on my show. Welcome thank you. Thank you for having me. It's really wonderful to be here in. Share a little of what i know with women worldwide. We're happy happy because emotional. Intelligence is really important you know for any person professionally and personally is being able to get a handle on your own emotions so that you can work with others and that is something that you're doing quite a bit and before we dive into e i in all of your great work. Maybe you can just share a little bit about how you got to wanting to go down. Career path of emotional intelligence in helping professionals in coaching. Yeah sure it's the kind of a long circuitous journey like most are bank But i i started my career in corporate america and climbed the ranks as a sales manager and became a regional vice president with a big thirty million dollar territory and found that the part of that job that i loved the most was training people to be the best they could be. And when i could see light bulbs go on and see that. That was magic for me. And so that that led me down a path wanting to do that work more often And so eventually became responsible for job skills training at the organization. I worked at and found that my passion fell into the leadership development and coaching area. Where i work with people so that we could have more of those breakthrough moments and insights together. That help them do the things they wanted to do. And be the person's and people that they wanted to be so that's That's what led me to get certified as a coach to work as a coach to leave that organization and work independently for a while And and realizing along the way that emotional intelligence really is such a foundational set of skills that set the stage for so much more of what we wanna do as leaders or as people or as of families etc. You have to have your ability to recognize what you feel some self awareness around what's going on inside so that like you said you can harness their power and their wisdom of ear emotions to help you accomplish what you want to accomplish. So that's a little bit about how i got to this point. That's excellent and in. You did definitely just pinpoint something. That's so important around the emotional intelligence discussion. The fact that you have to be aware of what's going on with you and you know what is it. There's there's a lot going on in our world where emotions do run high zoa. People are feeling challenged in whether it's affecting you and your your work environment or your home environment. What are some of the ways it. Perhaps you can get to being more aware or more emotionally intelligent. Yeah well let's. I like name this moment as you just said. Two thousand twenty is such a crazy year and at the beginning of the year we started. We pulled You know hundreds of people across the united states to ask them what was the most predominant emotion that they were experiencing back in march. The answer then was anxiety. Which makes logical sense. You know it at. The heart of anxiety is feeling of uncertainty. That things that matter deeply to us are out of our control
Fresh update on "magic" discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"It doesn't so things. Don't tie up nicely with time wise. Because if they had to write that script two months before they go to new york then they knew it was going to be a wrestling match. So if someone says you know Different points of view so i then had to luckily our cameron who was a production designer and archive interview. He talked bites the when he went to new york with russell mci. They decided that the time it was gonna be a wrestling botch. So i of use allan combines cool to to make me states in the book really that it was actually decided in advance so that's kind of a long winded way of saying yes the work to different different memories like two decision to make it. You know. I stated one thing the way it happens. I hope i'm right. And i think unfortunately of course or maybe fortunately people might get in touch with me saying no. No deathly happens in new york. In which case. I can change things if we have another print run But that's just something just have to make that decision. Unc okay. i think actually probably here rather than here. The book is called a kind of magic making of the original highlander with immediately calls to mind the queen song and i'm curious. How did queen get involved in the production. Because i think that also gives this film legs to carry it over so many years. It's a great film in itself but then the queen scorgeous adds so much to it. So i will the title. I was a little bit. Gb s calling kind of magic. 'cause i thought well is the name of quitting album so i thought people might queen finds To do that but actually the the words kind of magic. That phrase was in the script barrier. Leo so queen took it from the script so my story is i took it in the script as well so nothing to do with credence to coincidence. But they got involved really because Russell mci well. There's a couple of different. You're talking about russia when they are not rational. Say there are a couple of different theories is how this happened but in the big state spoke to power. Who's a music supervisor for the film who did speak about wanting to try and get pink. Floyd involve originally the david david gilmour. So he can have a think says it was his idea. You speak to russell. He stark says it was his idea. So i think it was probably just seems a combination of ideas that the idea for queen came up in conversation. Let's say to be fair to everybody. But yes russell really invited the the guys queen into to watch some some clips of the film some unedited sequences off the off the movie and currently at the time they said swill i stay up on it and i'm ed did speak to. Brian enrolled gebran main. Roger taylor so yes. They said they watched it and loved it. And freddie mac you read the script and said it was his favorite the best script reds each member of the bonds finding something else in the film that the lights are. Maybe we're attracted to or that resonated with them so for. Brian was the sequence off corner and heather together. Montage sequence. Where they're together she's aging. And of course she spoiler She passes away in the film. But as beautiful sequence and i think really really helped by the music which really just makes it a perfect while moment. So so yeah they. They saw the scene sequences yet. Let's make this film slits. Let's do the music off And a yeah. I was delighted. I go to speak to queen as well. Who were also on. My list is trying to speak to right at the start of this project on. I just didn't think i would get there. 'cause they're just so busy on. I did approach them quite a number of times. I them emailed their agents or the manager. I suppose is jim beach. And every time i emailed he with Back say y- you know. I'd like to speak to them but they're onto our maybe try again in six months and i will try again to six months on. He would say yeah. They're still unsure. Maybe try again another six months and it took me probably for years at least three years to get him and the only reason they got them was because of the pandemic kobe dynamic because they were grounded in they were. They were in london. And i noticed on social media that they were doing lots of instagram videos about being stuck in the house and i thought well if not do much just maybe they would take twenty minutes to speak to me and i emailed again and i think i was speaking with a week the happening so the pandemic as terrible as as can't really deny that helped me and i think the better. You must've talked to brian. Before he had his gardening accident. I did yeah. Yeah when i saw. That was my words. The two of them. Brian enroll dress them separately while they were very just so happened. It's all that you know just by watching. Brian do any sorts of interview or In just on his instagram videos. He's such a he really thinks about. Why saying and genuine such a soft spoken on. It was just really nice to be able to hear him talk about writing music. Writing words Working with michael cayman of course the composed the film and sadly guy a few years back. I really wanted to try. And do justice to michael came in if i could. I would of course having his impotent..
How small stores are cutting through the noise from the big-box stores this season
"Are a business show. So yes we're going to start with what today means for a big chunk of the economy retail because the deals extravaganza. We still call black. Friday has actually already begun. The pandemic has a lot of us. Rethinking our shopping. 'cause we really wanna live in a world where only the big national chains survive. A survey from at taxi found that seventy five percent of shoppers planned to make an effort to shop local. This holiday season marketplace's kristen schwab reports usually this shopping weekend at territories in austin texas is one big celebrating and they walk in. They think they've joined like some mosh pit of Toys shoppers sylvia edwards says the general manager children running up and down everywhere loud music. You know noises from different toys being played with a cacophony of magic madness. And so it'll never get like that this year and not just because of social distancing territories has divided shopping hours. Grownups only ten to four all ages. Welcome four to six. The store is also offering night owl tours. Private appointments for shoppers after closing. You get a whole hour in the toy store and then a little personal salesperson that walks you through the store shows. You are twee workshop where we still cut wood and make toys. These are the kinds of personal touches. That could help. Small retailers cut through all the noise coming from big box stores. Disol- the keller at mintel says traditionally a third of shoppers to most of their buying this weekend and the message from retailers. She says is that they hope to see even bigger numbers this year. Basically start thinking about your holiday shopping and now because it's just only going to be more of a challenge to get what people want on time. The goal this season make day an occasion to shop. Frank reese who owns acapella books in atlanta is doing that with extra virtual book clubs and author events. A lot of our business in normal times. is not in this little store. What a lot of businesses is offsite events. And he's doing the free delivery thing by hand because you know amazon sells books to. I'm kristen schwab for marketplace.
Fresh update on "magic" discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"They are looking for highland so starburst magazine. Uk magazine star log magazine so many entities in star log. Its place once in a while. I would read something in Issue star long. I think from nineteen eighty six for a the writer journalist on in london and talks about to see where some of the stunt performers can miss his his mock when he's swinging on the on the silver cup seeing sober got building and it was fascinating said spoken than thirty years later to that stunt performer. Who told me that story before. I read it in the magazine. So it's fascinating to be able to see two different angles. The same thing happening. You wonder from thirty years ago. One from the point of view today the archive internet archives fantastic source for old magazines and books. I'm always fascinated by that russia. Matta fact where you have two different stories or three or four that all differ in very key ways them curious if you ran into that as far as people contradicting each other. Money us that because there's one thing that cleanse he told me was around was about the question and his costume in the nineteen eighties. Is that kind of punk biker. Exactly but that can either leather gear and the and so. He told me. I did ask him about what it was like. He was twenty. Five at the time cleaves as young american actor that was in london and he was going to say experience because he had been in films up to that point and i think some theater as well so he he was experienced but he was still easy on guy so i think there was a situation where he was happy with that costume. He talks about how it was filmed in a church in london. I think it was kilburn kilburn church and he arrived on sands and the question. Was there any pitcher on and had these kind of bits hanging off these kinds of Maybe little little bits. That maybe john gold and made the knowing's and he says he started taking apart and he said to me. I think he said to me or maybe a random but he he talked about it he thought that maybe would be a problem for the senate department. So maybe the clanking and the jingling would be cultural on microphone. So he started taking apart and then he started any any said the costume designer. Who designed this jim aitchison. He starts shouting onto him on the honda to do on sats because jamaica simpson. What you doing. I designed this unit taking part. Why do not that was really interesting. Hearing clancy being quite own sin open a bites. He got it wrong. He admits to decode at role. And he said. I shouldn't have done that because it wasn't my place to do that. But also i wanted to hear from another point of view so i did speak jim aitchison over the over the phone about that story at you. Remember that very in a similar way. He was quite hurt by too tight when he kind of stuck with percents nothing. He's still yet. He's not he's not happy about it even all these years later. Which is fascinating but that kind of thing i wanted to do. If there was a story that someone said was maybe the maybe it was a bit negative. This was meant to the positive big was meant to be a celebration of film. Just like tremors if someone wanted to say something that was honest on it was kind of negative about some one individual is a difficult situation that because it saying trying to work. First of all is this right. Does the memory cheats other remembering this right or do they maybe have a grudge for whatever reason. So that was that's difficult. I think it was left a couple of things. I because maybe there were talking about its money situations. The i couldn't really verify he'll do with being paid or things either. Maybe give story flowing very well or just. I don't know if this doesn't feel quite right. Configuration of allegiance later not point. Ubs oppose the rational thing. Abc was one situation. I think on the roof of silver cup so that was where they filmed. Of course people will know that the final battle Start fights on the on the roof the silver and they filmed some of that in london. Live in new york but the new york segments. There was a situation where the the mattress used to jump onto the stunt paxon. Christopher lambert apparently jumped onto this great heights on his sword still with him and caused the rick in the mattress and superbeets kind of had different stories about that and said yeah this is definitely what hawkins he. He damaged it in. Someone said he destroyed it. Will someone else said he just ripping it. I'm christopher lambert said hop toll and it was all buying but then m is defined the actual production paperwork. That said yes. Chris former did cause a a tear in the in the mattress. So it doesn't sound like he destroyed it. But i think it costs money to fix but that was an interesting situation. Just put all that in the book and and say this person thought this. I thought that lambert vote base that this is what it says on imprint. So this event going on but overall i think people's memories are remarkable. Actually i think after all these Remember why did this nation of people remembering what happened thirty five years ago so generally. I think it went flying although sometimes i did just have to. Maybe take a Executive decision about the timeline. So i don't know if you want to this. There's one point in the photo where the opening sequence with the madison square garden in the film was arresting. Much is a wrestling match tonight. That's what's in. The film originally meant to hockey march and so one of the people. I spoke to said that the decision to change it from a whole key match to a wrestling match took place while they were filming in new york and they can get permission. Whereas i think that's been done in a few places as well but actually if you think about it well when rates a man was from the writers going back a few months earlier they talk about being told that they had to santa and make much so..
Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona dies at 60
"Are expected to pay their respects in buenos aires. Thursday as maradonas coffin lies in state at the casa rosada or pink house presidential palace. In naples where. Madonna led napoli to italian league championships in nineteen eighty-seven and nineteen ninety. Thousands of people congregated in streets and in front of the studio sao paulo to sing swap stories and mourn. He was the first power figure that united the world of football says kantor everyone regardless of their nationality wanted to see him play because of his magic. He made argentina famous around the world. He made napoli famous around the world. It's very hard for any reader to understand what he meant for. Napoli the very poor southern city in italy that no one paid attention to and suddenly this kid put napoli on the map playing soccer and rebelled against the industrial north and beat the powerhouses of milan and event events. An inter. who were the more important and powerful teams not only in italy but in the and europe especially maradona hailed from a shantytown on the outskirts of buenos aires and made his professional debut with the club. Argentinos juniors when he was fifteen. I was in the stadium for his first game. Says in reggae mail. A florida psychologist. Who grew up in buenos aires. Now that's become a myth. A million people now say they were there. But i really was. I promise mel talked to his niece in buenos aires on wednesday she said the streets were eerily silent like a cemetery during the day of madonna's death but nineteen eighty six argentina england world cup quarter-final the game in which maradona certified his legend carried particular significance for argentina following the nineteen eighty two falklands war england prevailed in the military conflict with argentina over sovereignty of the archipelago. Some three hundred miles off of argentina's southern coast maradona scoring the first goal with the hand of god and the second goal being the greatest golden history. It gave the argentinians some type or redemption against the english says kantor on the world cup stage and donna could not replicate the nineteen eighty six title while he was still brilliant at the nineteen ninety world cup. Argentina lost to west germany in the final in nineteen ninety four in the united states. He was kicked out of the tournament for testing positive. For ephedrine better donnas demons were well-documented. He struggled with drug addiction. Voracious appetites before wednesday. He dodged several near death experiences. Diego had died so many times before. Kantor it's incredible that he lived this long despite his imperfections. Maradona will be mourned. The world over champions league games had moments of silence. One coach recommended that madonna's number ten be retired throughout world soccer. The vatican announced that pope francis was keeping madonna in his prayers. Undoubtedly for me. He is the greatest player of all time says cantor. He played in an era much different than today. It was more physical game. He was butchered in every single game that he played and he excelled. He had the ball glued to his left foot. His center of gravity was so low. He was just a magician with the ball. An artist poetry in motion.
Fresh update on "magic" discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"In life. Erica's rule the script. That became the islander that we know on. Those guys. were very difficult to get hold of again. I'm speaking to you. I'm sure you must. I'd love to hear your stories but genitalia people dying but for me. It was a case of unit detective working on the internet. So i had to. I think for one of them. I discovered that they'd done a talk university on a blog post on a university website so i emailed the president run. The website said. Can you remember their email. Address took it took a while events. Someone else waiting Somewhere in america. And i think we've done a talk at the local school touch with school. A slightly stalk gration slightly investigative journalists stuff. I don't know what you'd call it. But i got i got the guys you know. So that said what in the end and then other people. I spoke to sixty people which is kind of a crazy amount. And i realize that way. It's it meant the Longer to appear because a junior longer to find people take up interviews workout where it's two older Since thanks i hope it adds more to it than another is loving formation in this book and i think people need to read a few times actually to pick up his Coming at you. So yeah those were the main people as well as just some of the people who you wouldn't have heard off so there's a choco combo moorhead. He didn't know i wanted to speak to. I've never really heard of him. But somebody on twitter going touch in sands. I know someone who was the the in for christopher lambert in the skull scenes would you like to speak to him And then someone else got in touch again via twitter to say that they had been an extra in the battle sequence in glen cool woods. I like to speak to the plus they had full to is that they took in nineteen eighty five on the sides. Did i want to see them so things that as people that i didn't i want to stay return to these of interesting so as a fascinating fascinating. The story board artist that you interviewed. He seemed to have so many amazing amazing stories of just the behind the scenes before they even started rolling the camera. That's right joe. Joe haden yeah. He was over from canada working in london and kind of a green nabet new to the industry thing and yeah just stories of being in the production office when sean connery came in. And i'd all these stories where the people that he he saw and being dhingra hassles that that information just no. I've never read this stuff before so it was fascinating he ended. I think he tell stories as well about being quite new to storyboarding as well he fell. If you if a if if something was being used in the film that you could just score delete it to remove it but then of course one of the thank assistance. Direct just came to Affects the way that we build things. So you're messing up poetry. I hope there's a the interesting insight into filmmaking. Really just behind the scenes of go making in general rather than just. If you're just a highlander fund. I think you'll get a little bit but i also hope if you're film finding general you'll learn things like the the detail that goes into making a film a one hundred percent. This book just goes into it. I was so impressed by just the level of depth the talking about the fight coordinators and the sword fighting and all that it was just wonderful and i had no idea that catherine mary stewart was almost heather in the film yet they match. I think she can. I didn't get to speak to her. Sadly i did reach out to her not. Just try once. I i try not to be too much better. Think she did actually come over and then Because they talk about being a really nice passionate Actor to deal with and then. I think we're visa fell through some visa. She's so she didn't get to make but yeah she. She was very close to being in the flow. What the most surprising things you've found out while you're doing your research first thing that is probably most people will finds. Wouldn't find surprising. Was british iowa when i when i first saw it at the cinema. I just watched it as a felony arms. Just film fine watching this film. And i didn't pay attention to the fact that it was made by thorny which was a british company who funded it percents and it was distributed in the us by twentieth century. fox. So i didn't really realize that i thought for some reason it was american dawn just because it kind of looks like when really doesn't eight said it ties that american action film style to it. So yeah the most basic level. That was a surprise right at the start mean things in the film that happened. You eat because russell is such a creative and visionary can director. His style is so unique that he does things that i think. People don't understand why he's doing at the time. He has an idea for a scene what he wants to loot liking what he wants to happen and bringing people along with him. I think was always a bit a problem. People who'd be like why. Why is it raining in the scene when it's indoors wise the water pouring Or so there's one bit in the film which people will probably remember is right at the start was a fight sequence with corner facile Back flipping in the car park. And i've watched that film anytime and think why is somewhat you start a backflip. And then he stops. Never referenced again so things like speaking to one of the stunts men on the bradford him mentioning in passing but his friend was the guy that came in and did the butlers. That was a surprise to me because in the in the end credits imdb. It doesn't mentioned that. This chop. Vincent vincent ginger keen. Ginger keen is his name. Doesn't mention matale. No one's quite sure why this we saw that may be. It's because the stunt arranger played seal and maybe he didn't want people to know that he had his own stunt double for that secret. So you know there's little things like that which a radically exciting thing to learn. It's just a nice little surprise. I spoke to ginger keen on the phone and he told me while i was i was going to be doing it in a bumped into this stunt guy. You'd injured his arm. I think he said you wanna do it. So i went and filmed it took a day. So there's still these little stories that built into a bigger thing ask was just one more thing. Maybe that was. That was kind of surprising or shocking. Was a bite in the battle sequence. And there were hundreds and hundreds of extras of scotsman that were hired to become these highlanders these big hairy highlanders in their kilts and beards and things and the producer's producers they were. They were very careful with the money they had to. It wasn't a huge budget in the film and they did want to be careful careful where that money spent but at one point apparently did see. They didn't want to spend money on breakfast for the the extras. So you had maybe two or three hundred extras or maybe more dangerous. Who potentially weren't going to get paid and then kicked off a bits of rebellion in los the the cast and crew were saying he'd go to these guys them you don't have seen you don't have a sequence. We're gonna try and get more people. So i think hearing about that and then just this little stories are writing. That will happen than some of the crew were saying. I'm one of them are saying you know. We threatened to get sean connery involved and say you realize they don't want to pay them a feeds the extras As it was just that was another low unusual story which i'd never heard before. So there's a lot of that in there other than the interviews while for some fear primary sources for research then cds. I did with the main ones. But yes i went back to london As i live in scotland. But i went down to london a couple of years ago. I went to the bfi library on the bank in london and spent a few hours doing various magazines archive magazines and film magazines and screen international exciting signs and variety in all these all these kind of trade papers really trying to walk eight. What was being said at the time and they'd say define for eighty six lows rookie pot plus a used. Some production notes that were written at the time published was in nineteen thirty six when the film was coming require a lot of low mini into these. Sean connery cast and crew. I'd also another. One is just the internet archives. So going on..
The greatest passport is my camera
"Promise last week when i introduced charlene's first story edition. I talked to the absolute joy of finding what i thought of as a a street on her blog and blogs by the way aspect within our chats in a moment this on the you'll doing right now as photographer you may not thought about as something that could be precious to the way that you work and the message. Is you give on your website. Here's some food for thought. There's a raft of research out there that suggests we remember things that we see and even touch more than what we hear but we trust what we hear more than what we say. I was reading about a research group split into two groups. Same size groups. Twenty people watched the documentary one room and then twenty. People listened to the same documentary without pitches in an adjacent room. The results well. There was a sense of belief noticeably. More pronounced when the sense of sight was removed. Some suggested a fake news is almost trained out senses to the point where we no longer trust out is some of the research following. The session revealed sentences and feedback like well. It's so easy to manipulate. Picked these days and camera angles But it wasn't a toll that in real life yet. The palpable sense of dismissal was not nearly so pronounced in the audio only room. I find that fascinating that someone who's dedicated a great proportion of his life to sound. But now i'm a photographer. Anima filmmakers to mean a lot. Personally it'd be making kind of supercharged. Slide shows where the audio texture of what was actually happening at the time. I pressed the shutter and both commercially. And personally it's provides a great sense of satisfaction when presenting my stories but we can't all make or even wished to make films even slight says neal i he even when i can't really he still sensing what you'll say to me even imagining your voice to a degree really genuinely so. I was absolutely excited when i visited today's guests. Website moreover blog first time round to hear her talking to me many sites have a way of inserting audio. And if they don't you can always embed sound using services like soundcloud. Perhaps we should do an episode or even film about that at some stage is probably five six years since i visited a landscape photographers website. And please. i wish. I could remember the name of that talented shooter who played out the sound of the countryside. That was the soundtrack to each picture. Honestly i really labored over that site so it makes it all the morning embarrassing. I can't recall the name. It's likely that will come to me at three. Am in the morning so expect to post one day. So i want to ask you. How could you talk to those. Who view your pictures may not be suitable for every application short. But i i bet there's a story you shoot where it would add a version while somebody is digesting. You incredible pitches so to charlene winfred then for the second part in her mini series. We're going to talk a little more today about her. Nomadic life is a photographer and how having a camera making street pictures means. She investigates studies and a muscle and travel. But let me. I return to that blog. Post where i i actually meant charlene and i use that word advisedly. I'd read the about page ad. Spent time looking at the pictures. But this is where i believe i. I met her talking about making pictures. Spring into action. You make it frame. And then another and another and another the minutes took by the wolf aids from a blush to a bruise on the cusp of evenings dusty hugh streetlamps snap on and the night is gone you feel for a moment. The lament of that poet of lost boys and country lanes grieving for the fall of paradise. You drag yourself in your fifteen. Nothing frames home and hope that one of them carries the magic and day that demon that has been summarily banished. I'll leave a link to the whole piece own. Today's charlotte's my guest is charlene winfred. I looked at your site. Charlene for dot com on. I found immediately a posting your journal. That drew me in mainly. Because i don't think i've ever ever visited a photographer site to be treated to poetry and annot you don't call it poetry but that's what it appeared to sound like to me Your moment post evenly just posted. Actually it's fabulous. Fabulous is not going to become something you do more often. That's missing would you do it more often. I love that. That post was really was really just that it was an instagram post end. I've been neglecting my blog. Davor instagram simply. Because i can post on instagram. From wherever eminent only tend to post on instagram. Live out on the train and the bus waiting for something off in the middle of something. Which i don't do with my blog but honestly that spoken piece was just me trying a voiceover set out because i do. I do a little bit. 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Fresh update on "magic" discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"Brian email agents to see if they're interested in talking about this film and nobody really go back to me. This was in early twenty sixteen and then because i live in edinburgh in scotland. We have a film festival and two thousand sixteen was the thirtieth anniversary. Highlander and kneel dropped into my inbox. As i mentioned the book that they were going gonna celebrate islander on they were inviting you. Bring it over to to celebrate thirty years or so. I just I thought well if i can get 'cause clancy brian Hoshino but him and highlander has did not really go onto well over the years. He could have distanced himself from the world of highlander so to get him for any time. Talking about that film was going to be a bit mccoo. so so basically Shortish bears i suppose to say. He almost landed on my doorstep on. He would've should've been the most difficult person to get into the us. And i go ahead. And i and so i thought well. This is exciting thing. So i carried on from there and i think what i started emailing people to say. Can i speak to. You have already spoken to clancy brian. It starts with a chain reaction and people think. Oh well clancy's doing it then. Maybe i should do it. And so it kind of builds up from there and just one other things I love highlander. I couldn't do these things that i didn't enjoy writing about. So i in nineteen ninety four. I think it was and it stuck with me since then. So combination of really enjoying film on yet clancy. Brian just slumming edinburgh for for a surprise visit highland or have a special place for you or for the people of scotland since it is set partially in scotland. I think so. I try and address that little. Bits and introduction to the book where i mentioned that scotland as a very small country and we don't have a film industry or on. Tv industry here family produced some films tv shows but really shouldn't try and get a job in that industry. Here on succeeds provide law so anytime a film is made. Here are a set here. I would say we at or certainly i. I think a few other people as well. I think we can take our hearts a little bit and think. Oh well somebody else's tried to make a film gear so let's try supports it and Islanders just one of those combs that has so many different things going for. Sean connery ecorse. Who is probably skull was famous actor nikolay difficult to argument and even though he has been retype too many years. I think he's probably still the most famous. So maybe you mcgregor is catching up with these days. Or or even general butler a difference there but to the shown and of course santon islands and so. Yeah so i think there's a special place. I think we can laugh ourselves as well once again when people make films if they're not from scotland and the guys who made islanders scottish american producers although it was mainly partition crew when they try and they get an actor or actress to Accents we kind of laugh at them a little bit and Judge the military As well but in a in a in a fun way. I think of course you go mel gibson's scottish accent which is actually not that bad so no i think there is definitely a little thing where we can see. Yeah that's that's our film. In the as made by american producers. I know down in new zealand do hobbit tourists. Do they do highlander. Tourists and scotland Tourism a thing. I mean visit. Scotland are tourist boards Does appreciate it set jetting. I think it's cold as a big thing and people come here to see where things are films. But you have to kill yourself. I mean some of the locations visited while writing the book one of the which is the famous speech. That's in the scene. Where sean connery and christopher lambert run the beach that beach is very difficult to find in the fox. I went to. I go the first time when i thought. Because there's no there's nothing to tell you you're there. I based all memory and thinking this luke salat like the beach and it turned on one so no. I think we could do a lot. Better with with having highlander tours. Are james volunteers. James bones being filmed here a few times now. Need to better that. I think i think i just smelled a brand new industry for you. Yeah i've been. I've done a few remember few years ago. I did a when brave was coming pixar. I think he's a patient disney movies disney and that came out and bizarrely. Someone did ask me to go on the rave tour. Even though it's an animated film but they producers in the director the director did come over unskilled sculpture and so you can actually go and see where locations were based based on. but no i've been refunded not be a fun job to just go around scotland as a tour guide you manage to get the hardest interview out of the way i who were some of the other people that you said. I really have to talk to these folks. Well i really wanted. of course. christopher lambert thought go to have him russell. And i think when i was. I can't quite remember when your episodes about highlander mites. But i remember hearing it and thinking. I'm jealous because i think i don't think i'd go. Russell points You got gregory widen on. I thought i'd love to speak to gregory as well. So you'll those are the kind of key people. Of course roxanne. Hart beat the edney so the main guys i wanted and i did admittedly thankfully it would be easier to get than they wear. Russell is difficult guy. Depend on lovely guy. I'm really happy to talk about the film. But he's still got a career he's still directing things which is brilliant but it's not brilliant when you're trying to track people died as shoe. You know very well to russell. I think i spoke to russell. The first time he was in a car in sight africa. I think in the back of a car on zone mobile phone. And he's going to the airports and i said to him. You know love to speak to you about highlander. And he said oh yeah you know i think it took another year maybe to get him again on the phone. The christopher's well. I almost interviewed him in two thousand sixteen as well as clancy the we after the edinburgh screening in the into i did with him in edinburgh and it was going to be a screening in london and christopher was there and so i did go into china into christopher but sadly the nameless in his family and so he had to go off and speak to someone on the phone for a few hours. So that again. That was summer twenty sixteen on. I think it took until christmas Seventeen speak to him on the phone. So yeah. I was in it for the long below hall with will these guys. I also wanted to speak to the rights as well as well. As gregory widen wanted to speak.
The Road to Bouillon
"Today's story starts as soon as many good stories. Do with a german chemist whose family vig was one of the people who invented modern chemistry as a field and his contributions are vast in laboratory science and culture in nutrition. And once again we have the wonderful flavor historian nadia bernstein on the show and for the purposes of today's episode leagues contributions to agriculture are. Not the most important. We're interested in his nutrition. Science at the time in the eighteen hundreds scientists were hard work trying to understand. What the heck food actually was. This is kind of what chemists were up to you back then in the nineteenth century they were like. There's all of this stuff in the world what is it made of. Let's figure it out and name it. It's not just name it but decide which bits of it were essential chemists. Were trying to break food down into its elemental parts and understand exactly which parts we needed to survive in the eighteen thirties. Scientists named and identified protein and they found it particularly fascinating so why not just keep breaking things down was the trend at the time and scientists noticed that different protein-rich foods seem to be made up of slightly different building blocks. These are what we call amino acids today. If you think about proteins as molecules i mean most of us aren't thinking about perkins molecules. But if you imagine it it's sort of long molecule that's composed of a lot of different component parts of which are amino acids and what hydrolysis is basically this process of blasting that big molecule apart into these constituent pieces. This is in fact. Exactly what did hydrolysis he took hydrochloric acid and used it to break down or dissolve matt and then figure out what the different kinds of amino acids were lee bigs. Big breakthrough was identifying one particular amino acid creating which he then also found in the muscles of living animals. He found it in especially high levels in the muscles of a fox that died while it was running. And that's what led him to the conclusion that creating was the key to muscle action. People had been claiming that meat was important for health for a really long time but leagues contribution was to show at least based on his science at the time that the protein in meat was critical for muscles and so it was an essential component of a nutritious diet. League went as far as to say that the protein element of food was the only true nutrient meet. Was it said when his friend's daughter came down with typhoid league. Knew exactly what she needed me but she was too sick to digest solid foods. So league took some cook chicken. He grounded up. He soaked it in hydrochloric acid to dissolve it altogether at what he thought was critical creating. Then he added another chemical to neutralize the acid and turn it into table salt and then he gave the young girl this salty savory broth and she recovered and this led to what became one of his most popular discoveries at the time league was able to use chemistry to create a modern version of beef tea leaf. Tea had been popular with the sensitive and the sick leave for a few decades. The idea was that invalids. He were too delicate to eat. A great big steak could still get all its goodness by boiling that stake in water straining it and then drinking the resulting meat juices. Basically the idea is if your sickly. If you're wasting away with any of the numerous diseases that may have afflicted the dickensian populace mid nineteenth century. What you want to do is to get an easily and readily absorbable. Both sort of strengthening food of protein leagues was different from traditional beef t. He didn't need to boil meat for hours. To break it down. He could use hydrochloric acid to league. This meant he could keep in more of the good stuff from meat in the broth. He thought boiling. It was less effective. So liebenberg's beefed. He was kind of this. Concentrate at this sort of hydrolysed blasted part beef proteins made into a liquid broth that sickly little orphans and delicate women could sip and thus beyond the way to restoring their health lee big published his beef tea formula and a quickly became all the rage with fragile elite searching for something to pep up their delicate constitution pharmacists would make up a big batch. Evaporated and zealot under the name extract. Carney's extractive meet. It was classified as a legal drug. in germany. in fact it was considered so essential that pharmacists were required to keep it in stock. Doctors reported that league's formula for extractives. Carney's could be useful for tuberculosis. Typhus various dumped arrangements. and scruffy. One doctor said it could be a useful substitute for brandy and cases of exhaustion. Depression and despondency. I'd rather have a brandy but the point is leaving. High tech version of beef d. was a wonder drug in the eighteen fifties. It was thought of as a way to give the goodness of muscle forming meat to the week in puny
Dolphins bench Tua Tagovailoa during second half of loss to Broncos but not due to injury concerns
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A Covid-19 vaccine won't be a magic bullet
"Facing an election laws. Donald trump turns to raw political power to try to bend. The outcome by brian bennett. This article is part of the debrief times politics newsletter during his failed campaign to win another four years in office president. Donald trump repeatedly used the power of his office to boost his chances in employing. The white house has a campaign backdrop. Having his secretary of state give a campaign speech during an official diplomatic trip and spreading baseless claims about voting fraud. From behind the presidential seal. Now he's using his office to try to reverse his loss. Trump invited a delegation of michigan republican lawmakers to meet with him at the white house on friday as that state is on the verge of formerly certifying. That president-elect joe biden won more votes judges have tossed out. Trump's claims of widespread voter fraud in michigan and other states so now trump appears to be trying to use raw political power and influence in a hail mary attempt to convince sitting state lawmakers to disenfranchise millions of michigan voters. The white house meeting follows tuesday night. Phone call trump reportedly made to a republican member of the board of canvassers in michigan's wayne county which includes detroit after. The board voted to certify. The vote tally hanging over. Friday's meetings is more than the power of the office. Trump is also building a new fundraising juggernaut. As he fights the election results trump's massive campaign fundraising list is sending appeals to donors nominally to help his legal defense but a large portion of the funds is going to a new political action committee called save america that trump can use to steer donations to the campaigns of politicians. He favors after repeated failures to show widespread election fraud in court. Trump's legal team has acknowledged that its current strategy is to delay certification of votes in key states in order to open the door for gop held state legislatures to intervene and send a raft of pro-trump delegates to the electoral college on december fourteen rather than delegates who represent how people voted. That strategy is exceptionally unlikely to work and would mean reversing. The intention of millions of voters people close to trump believe. He's putting up a robust fight as a way to energize his supporters. So they'll come with him as television viewers after he leaves office and bolster his political sway as a kingmaker in the republican party. But he's already doing a lot of damage to the democratic process. Along the way and seeding unfounded distrust in the election results among core parts of his base that could persist for years. Trump added to that damage on tuesday when he fired his top cybersecurity official responsible for securing the election. Chris crabs who had said his team of federal government. Experts had not seen any signs of electronic votes being changed when president. Teddy roosevelt called the presidency. A bully pulpit. He meant it was a powerful perch to advocate for policy agenda but trump has taken the muscular use of office in a different direction using it to literally bully fellow republicans into backing his personal political ambitions and go along with his false claims that the election was stolen from him. A broad and unproven conspiracy. That has been widely debunked and repeatedly rejected in court. He simply trying to steal it through. The levers of power says heather cox. Richardson a historian at boston college. This is unprecedented and not since eighteen. Seventy six has a candidate so flagrantly used political power to try to change the outcome of a vote after election day that was during reconstruction when republicans grabbed the presidency for ohio governor. Rutherford hayes with brute political force by pressing congress to steer the result in hayes his favor. But there's still one key difference between now and then in eighteen seventy six the vote margins were legitimately unclear whereas in twenty twenty biden has clear winning margins in the states. Trump is disputing since then states have voted in reforms to the electoral college system designed to prevent a politician from exerting personal influence over the democratic process as the country watch is trump is testing those reforms to ensure the will of the voters is honored.
This is Apples secret weapon to make you care about AR
"With need. Scott stein are guru on virtual and automated reality reality reality to welcome scott a thank you so i'm gonna reality or a are has been something that tech companies trying to make a thing for years and the best example that we still point to which is several years old now is pokemon go which really drew people into this world at least for this kind of gimmicky game. Where are we couple years since then. I know there's some folks are so played a very many as as during the peak was the state of aol. Right now transitional. You know. I feel like what we're looking at We you know we had these the magic leap in all lens that we're talking about how that's all going to be coming soon. And it's not and those expensive multi thousand dollar headsets ended up being slotted into business use. And you never see them in the real world the things you see our vr things. Even those are pretty rare and are kind of like a special treat that people get themselves so the air on phones has just been continuing to evolve and apple has been doing this all along. Google has a our tools That are baked in. And i think what we're seeing now with with a are is a move to more practical things in the in the past. A i got to talk to to apple mike. Rockwall alexandra mcginnis and they're saying that the first goal was just get you to get it to exist in the world in two thousand seventeen so that was your whole like pokemon dinosaurs things that you know. Oh this magically appears it's cool by their latest focused similar. Google is to do something productive and whether that's helpful information or creative stuff. It's like two different pads on the lighter side. Apples made a big deal of lighter sensors on the iphone twelve pro on the ipad pro. Those are opening up into basically creative. Augmented reality yeah. Let's let's slow down for a second there. Let's talk about light art because light are really is the eastern referred to as one of the secret weapons. That apple has a to make a are thing but just for listeners. Who don't know what lighter is. Could you sort break it down for us. Yeah absolutely. I mean stuff like this has been around for a bunch of years of being following tack Google tango. If you're if you're a technical you follow this stuff Years ago had same idea where you would scan the world. It's shooting out. Little infrared dot dot array like like like the face. I d camera or the microsoft connect with that technology way. Back on the connect was shrunken down in one of the makers that was incorporated babble was a bob apple So what it's doing sending out this like these little things. Is there a light pink measuring the space and you get like a dot matrix. A measurement of the space really fast and that meshes meshes is the term for creates a a basic map that space and instead of just saying oh. I recognize a floor. It's like throwing a blanket on the world where it's like. Oh i see where the chair comes up. I see where the walls are. I see where everything you know. And then that combines with things like computer vision which is like recognizing stuff like people you know where the camera like. Google does a stewart's like that's a person that's dog that's so it's a combination of those two things. That's what light are is. Helping do is mapping about five meters away from you see. I've seen this impractical cases where the aca Use your phone to scan living room in the flyer. Central recognizes though. This is a couch. This is the floor is your tv and it'll not consistently put your whatever i hear. You can't pronounce names anyways. The whatever the cabinets and intellectually know that the cabinet will will slot in there in between your tv. Your couch how he said lighters been around for a while. It's just coming into these phones or death on twelve lineup. now we've had a offer while. I'm just curious. How like what does light are do. Now that like these phones couldn't do before. Yes so that's where like when i was mentioning the super weapon in the story. It's kind of double. It's double edged. Meeting one is that it's lighter. But i think apple's real secret weapon is scale so when i talked to developers it's like you go. Oh there's already bad here what's the deal. Well it's kinda like when you see a technology and you go will. It didn't feel like a got there until it got there. Like i feel like what apple is doing is the same idea but refined and pushed into a lot more devices so the iphone twelve pro and the ipad pro but much bigger footprint than google tango was on just two very fringy phones and but but what google in the other thing that track. Here you're right like what really does for a are is. It makes things speedier and better like it gets a ping on stuff faster but it's simultaneously happening with computer vision getting better at doing the same thing without that so google has been doing this with just cameras. Were vr headsets. Do this with four cameras and like they can approximate a lot of that really fast. So it's a dance between that and the more advanced sensors. That's get under the hood. But like i think just means it's faster and better recognizing the world but the second part that i think is interesting is this whole like three d. scanning movement that has been around for a while but is about creating three d objects that you can then share with other people that's getting more of a groundswell in is becoming less fringy and nerdy with every passing year. Interestingly enough to the we're talking about this on phones there's constant rumors. That apple is going to release a headset. At some point of. Do you think the future of a our lies it glasses or in our phones. I think it'll be both. And i think what what you know. Talking with adobe briefly about like their head of a are about what they're doing air creative tools a very interesting observation. He made where they haven't thinking for a while is that it's very hard to enter the ar vr space Until it works with the stuff you already got all your apps like an oculus. Quest is a game console. it doesn't interact with like your phone apps. And so you wanna open like zumra wanted open document. It's a pain. You have to huggins so google apple. Google did this with daydream. Kind of but google and apple needs to approach having work with the phones and qualcomm is already laid this groundwork out. The qualcomm makes the chips in like all the air vera had set right now apple could be the other big competitor in that space. But what they've been talking about is plugging phones in headsets with usb c or wirelessly there already a few emerging anything that's wet provides the power but also like you say the app compatibility so i guess like we the reason i say yes and is like so your app on your phone could do a lot of it and then you plug in your headset like headphones for your eyes. And you're doing the rest of it. I think that extends it and then you think about apple that makes a lot of sense because like the apple watch it becomes another peripheral that makes sense in the sense. Like you're relying iphone is really the brains of the muscle powering experiences but ultimately you view it on your headset or your watch or whatever that doesn't require heavy lifting isn't required you don't necessarily wanna processor heating up right by your exactly and that gets you to things like five g because like talking to developers about five john headsets. It's very slow. Get for that exact reason like qualcomm has has the roadmap for five g. Headsets but it adds a lot of battery drain. You got to build more of a thing on your head No one's really done it yet. But like you're five g phone powers that gets to all the five g. Ar in the cloud stuff. That like microsoft. Google apple. like everyone's going for that. So i think it makes a lotta sense that that would be the path and then like apples processors. Like we're seeing the mac book and the am one like they just keep getting more crazy powerful and you kind of say four. What but like a are is a very intense said a processes and so. That's the stuff that those those processors could drive a lot of that. And then you again. You're not sticking it on your head. Otherwise i don't know will make something. That's like sleek on your face. It'd be hard if you had to put all the stuff in there you talk about a are as a creative tool elaborate on this idea of what. What exactly can visiting with a are so like when i downloaded the first set of like light are unable apps. It really surprised me going back to the ipad pro in the spring. Like the first bunch of a our apps again. We're like pokemon go dinosaur you know dinosaur play game. A lot of these are three d scanners and they are. They're pretty alienating at first. 'cause you're like you bring it up and suddenly you wave it around and you're creating this measure of your room and then you get this like crazy kind of dollhouse three d. model. And if you've never done it before you might wonder where to start how you create this. Some of them look kind of broken. In an interesting way spoke to like one of the bigger repositories of three d objects stock like it. Sketch fab saying it takes them finessing to get there so like these things and that's the stuff that's happening now with lighter. It's not there are some like. Oh the games run better. You can have like a remote control car now your table and like the table blocks it right and it can like hit a wall or like a it could hit like a box like recognizes all the things in your world which is like air. Headsets are going to start doing. But i think it's the creative part. That's interesting whether it's like really scanning in creating tools. And then both adobe and apple have a our creative toolkits with reality composer ero where. They're trying to get people to do this too. So that's what i mean by that. But it's so interesting to me when i look at the iphone. How little of that is at the forefront of what you see on a daily basis like you would never be aware of it and that's the hard part to get on board like apples. Camera doesn't have three d. Scanning it just but it uses light are for focus like in the background so apple definitely hasn't like made it a main part of ios yet but it's in the background
We've spent a week playing the new PS5: Here are our first impressions
"Week we were recording as our playstation five. Were arriving so we haven't got to spend much time with them yet. But now he's got a week of his five under our belts and we can share all of our impressions. I saw a justin. You have your five. I do okay. Okay who would like to begin. How have you've been finding your playstation five once. So i i've been playing spider man and i remember all the things i liked about their original spiderman which all good things One of the things. That's really funny. Is that spiderman. Look so much better than the rest of the game like every time. There's a cut scene or anything. I'm just like staring at the costume. It's so cool looking like the fabric and like the detail like his is opening and closing like apertures and stuff like that and like the city and stuff. It's just i kinda zipped through it now. And that's not. The remarkable part like the power of the playstation is in the cut scenes for me. That came really funny well especially when spiderman is actually a piece of snow with reflection on top of him he looked yes yes he's there's been some interesting glitches with spiderman before he turned into snow and trash for some people Brandon got a glitch where it was just the spider man costume torso completely empty like fully functional. Like and like you know. He does ski stealth mode in the scam. So just the halloween theme suit. Yes exactly maybe. he's porgy pigging. it will naked. So you're talking about Remastered right not. Miles morales telling talking about miles. Okay i want to try out remastered. I've really only played. Miles morales on the thus far. I think borbon is coming up. His camera for some reason doesn't want us to see what's going down over there okay. So you're you're saying you're playing spider man. Miles morales What do you think about the playstation five console itself in the sense. It's not a snappy as the xbox like to get in and out of game so turn it on stuff like it's just not as quick but of course it's a big jump over the last couple generations the controller. It's so cool. Like i'm so happy that there's a nexgen controller i. It's it's neat like the it feels like it has that quality of when the switch came out of like. Oh there's there's neat possibilities with this controller. But i also know that there's not because we're going to get this first wave games and then we're gonna get rumble and we might get used to it even if they don't use it in other games but i'm definitely like the first time you hold it on the subway and you feel the subway car moving or you. You're feeling you know any any type of stuff. In that game. It feels different and cool. It's not the most amazing game changing technology. But it's it's neat stacks jan. It's funny that you mentioned the switch. Because now we know that the same company the built hd rumble for the switch. Is the company that built the haptic feedback for the dual sense. Marina gonna say everybody keeps saying that astros playroom is like a really overlooked great title game of the year or at least one of those award considerations. I'm only kind of like briefly played through it mostly as like a demo for my brothers from ever trying to get more interested in video games So it is like the controller aspect is really cool. Because it's it's definitely like the demo showcase for that controller. I've also heard that call of duty. Does the same thing. Oklahoma ops showcase for that to place personally. Every gun in black ops cold war feels different. Yeah you mentioned. Astros player. That i played through the first level and totally fun. You know totally charming. I lo- i surprised. By how much like playstation fan service is littered all over the place. My favorite quote about that game comes from our own fearless leader pair schneider. Who said miyamoto's going to be so mad. He didn't make this. It is true though right. You know it's like people gave playstation a hard time with playstation all-stars where they have to cobble together. You know this you know mascots. In order to have a chance of competing with the intendo and their nostalgia factor. But like. I think that's really changed. The playroom team really gets playstation in in a little bit deeper. More reverential way I absolutely love playroom get enough of it. I think i'm going to go for the platinum. Where like i'm not like an achievements. I don't normally care to do that. But i'm kind of obsessed with it. And i think the music's really good and really charming and And i find that. The experience of playing that game with the dual sense is like so revelatory an awesome. It feels like magic. And it's like the dual sim controller and the in the in the the rumble in the triggers. Are my favorite thing about gen so
Miami’s Jackson Health System will be among first to receive Pfizer coronavirus vaccine
"The us death toll from coronavirus has reached two hundred fifty thousand but we have a vaccine and two hospitals in south florida receiving it. I don't usually get the ever. Get the flu vaccine. But i would probably get this vaccine. This kobe thing is no joke. You seen kovin toes. Oh god oh no. Don't go there. it's so bad anyway. but this band name covert does have to be a punk band. Yes is vaccine. Will be available at miami's jackson memorial hospital and also Fort lauderdale's memorial regional medical center. And this is the chief of critical medicine at memorial. His name is dr sarah alley and he warns. The vaccine is not a magic bullet. I think that the initial that is reported from the vaccine is very encouraging. However i think that's only one piece of the puzzle. Okay you know. What does the public any good to drop water on this right down. Shut off pretty amazing that it's come out so quickly. It's a it's incredible. It's one of our greatest american accomplishments. Not ever forget that so it should be available to people over sixty five down. The higher end mental also healthcare workers initially
Trump fires nation's top election security official who disputed fraud claims
"A town were. Disagreement is par for the course. Today there was one thing that almost all of washington could agree on namely that the government's top election security cyber cyber security official. Chris crabs did a great job protecting our democracy and did not deserve to be fired. Chris crabs was dismissed last night via presidential tweet after he repeatedly pushed back on trump's claims of election fraud and after his agency refused white house. Requests to edit or remove informational accurate content which was pushing back against trump's false election claims most notably krebs cybersecurity and infrastructure. Security agency cisa. It's a unit within the department of homeland security last week called the november third election quote the most secure in american history adding that there is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes changed votes or was in any way compromised and quote democrats today reacted to krebs firing with predictable outrage but notably they were joined by many republicans including some of the president's most ardent defenders in congress to presents variety to the confusion entails. I'm sure i'm not the only one that we'd like. Return to more of a lot on what's normally of course. Well chris krebs is rightfully earning plaudits in an enhanced reputation for a job. Well done and for standing up to this president. This lack of normalcy is likely to continue for the remaining nine weeks left to go in this administration. We all need a way to get through it. So i'm happy to give you one. I'm happy say the joining us now to discuss this story and others is someone who obviously needs no introduction on this show or anywhere else the inestimable. Rachel meadow rachel. It is so great to see you here. I'm going to ask you the first question on behalf of all of your viewers how are you. I am great valley and let me just start by saying how thankful i am to you for doing for stepping in for me on zero notice and doing this at length. You've just been fantastic and my staff loves working with you and you just. I've been watching every night and you guys are doing an amazing job and so i am grateful to you for making it possible for me to be important which is Which has been a trip. But i'm i'm fine. I have continued to test negative through this whole thing. Which means that. I'm getting close to the end of my quarantine period. I will hopefully think potentially be back hosting either tomorrow night or the night after in which case i will have more to say about where i been in what i've been doing and what it's been like. I definitely have some stuff to say about that. And i want to let people know what's been going on but bottom line is i'm grateful to you and i'm finding i will be back in something that looks like your chair pretty said well you come in the time that is needed for you to come and as i remind our viewers all the time This continues to be your staff who put the show together and it has your dna and it's so we're we're glad for that. I want to ask you about this topic. We were just talking about chris. Crabs a man who was responsible for trying to keep at least outside interference and cyber interference out of our election. He told people last week he thought he was going to get fired and then last night in typical fashion. He got fired by tweet for doing his job. The president directly contradicted him saying he was wrong about what he said. This election was not safe. Votes were changed votes that were cast for trump became biden votes and chris. Krebs is now no longer there. What do you make of this. I a couple of things i mean. In terms of krebs himself. I feel like it's worth reflecting. On the fact that i don't know that there is anybody else who has served particularly at a high level in the trump administration who has come out of it not just with an enhanced reputation for having done a job very well and done right by the country and taking something. That was very very difficult. That other people have had a really hard time with and sort of nailing it doing it well but also leaving not just with his badge of honor of being fired by the president for having done his job well leaving without having compromised himself without having bit his tongue without having kowtowed to the president or compromised himself in any way that was trying to either stave off himself being fired or trying not to rock the boat or trying to go along to get along. Which so many good people have fallen prey to because that's the way the president manipulates people gets what he wants and so i think chris crabs is being lauded justifiably by people on all sides of the ideological spectrum and all levels of government for having done a really good job but he also really in some ways stands alone in terms of having done well and done right and not having bent himself to the vagaries of this president. I think that's really important. I will also say the alley. That i think there's an institutional thing to watch out for. Because part of the reason we started talking about crabs potentially being fired last week was when a divisional chief at cisa got fired. Then krebs himself got fired. His deputy also got fired. What's happened is this agency has been decapitated and that has a couple of risks. One is that this is a dozen just work on election security. They are responsible for example for protecting vaccine. Researchers from what appears to be a robust international malign effort to interfere with and steal vaccine data by actors like potentially north korea iran russia That's really important. We reported in recent weeks on hospitals being hit with ransomware attacks russian-speaking gangs from the former soviet union hitting us hospitals in the middle of this pandemic with ransomware attacks and locking their computer systems. That's also with instances remain. We need an agency. That's good at that stuff but also in terms of the election. i mean the there are still being counted. There are recounts happening. there are certification. Tallies that are coming up and people including senators on the intelligence committee have warned that this is one of the times when we are quite vulnerable to disinformation and potentially foreign interference. Somebody might target the understanding of the american people to try to confuse us an upset us and muddied the result of the election now as it is being finalized and finally tabulated and so two houses a plan so well not just to have him ousted but to have all the whole upper echelons of the agency taken out for these reasons at this time is very dangerous for lots of different reasons. And i'm i'm very very uncomfortable with not just what this means for but what the implications are for our national security one of the reasons i would like you back is because rather than doing it myself. I'd like to hear your narration of this legal clown car. That is driving around the united states stopping michigan last night with the board of canvassers in wayne. County not agreeing to certify detroit's election results than fifteen million three hours later after getting pressure decided to do so. Rudy giuliani walking into a court. Case after twenty eight years Walk into a courtroom in philadelphia not really understanding the law very well. Republicans putting pressure on the secretary of state of georgia. It is a bit of a clown car but they are doing stuff to stop this election from being certified and to stop the administration from taking the reins and getting their transition moving. Yeah that's right. And i think you had really interesting conversation. Stacey abrams about this earlier in the hour alley. And i. I think that one thing. That's that's interesting that we can see at work is what you were talking about with her about the secretary of state and georgia the republican secretary of state who's absolutely been involved in contentious voting rights disputes with voting rights advocates like abrahams with democrats in georgia but his emerging here as a sort of normal republican and not a trump republican in the sense that he's not exactly a champion of voting rights in georgia georgia's had all these troubles but he's also not willing to go along with the insanity of the trump republican claims that the georgia election should be thrown out because of some magic dust that they've imagined they can cast over those election results so i do think that this is accelerating in some small ways with republican elections officials whether it's local commissioners in pennsylvania or the secretary of state in georgia or other people who are just sort of you know regular elected officials who are responsible for election integrity finding themselves affronted by the president and his legal team are trying to do in a way that i think maybe is giving us a little bit of a peak had a post trump republican party or at least where the schism might be between trump and and republicanism as we move forward.
Where the Trump campaign and Republicans' election-related lawsuits stand
"Looking good for President Trump and the transition as I mentioned we're now today two full weeks post Election Day in America. There are 17 lawsuits and six states somewhere saddled. Others were dropped. I think one or two or dismissed, eight are pending and all but well, Here's a Here's a quick read on this. All but one are long shots, according to experts and legal analyst law, scholar stuff like that, whether you want to believe them, that's up to you. One that has the most merit right now is one that the Supreme Court is debating, and that Pennsylvania legally allowed belt to be accepted for three days after the election day. So Trump has a really good shot the same experts eight winning this, but here's the problem. The gap is about 10,000 votes. Okay, so he's 10,000 votes in that pool That came in three days after the election, So let's say he wins all time 1000 votes which is unlikely, right? I would imagine a lot of those could be buying votes. So give me 10,000 fine. He lost Pennsylvania by 55,000 votes. It's not going to change the outcome of the election. No matter how much you want, ignore the facts and He has to have Pennsylvania plus 18 more electoral votes. The campaign. Thanks. Michigan is probably maybe in play with 16 electoral votes, but he lost by what 150,000 votes there. How are you going to swing this? If he could win. He still needs one more state. He's gotta win Pennsylvania. They gotta take that back. He's gotta take Michigan back, and then we need one more state. On top of that. Where do you get? Where do you come up with this? I'm just trying to see a path. The victory here and I have not seen it since. Bubbly a week and week and a half ago. It's looking less likely now. And yet there's a lot of folks, maybe you that are holding out hope that this thing's rigged and it's fixed and all that, and I I don't see it. I don't see how you get a path there. It doesn't mean that's you want him to lose, but it's pretty clear he's lost. And let's let's okay. So let's say you get Pennsylvania. You get Michigan. I don't know how you're gonna. There's a real part about that, too, is you know the math? He's gotta flip what 38 electoral votes to get to suit to 70. So it's Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Arizona. No matter what the state it's one of two problems. Here's the real problems with us. First of all, you gotta prove fraud, which they really aren't widespread fraud. They you can't prove that And neither asked the ask. They're asking the courts right now either won't given enough votes as the case in Michigan to win that state or The ask is so big with little or no proof no court in the world is going to disenfranchise those who voted. It's just it's simply not gonna happen. You going to throw it all out? The problem is that even if you could prove some level of fraud, what's the solution there? What's what they called the legal remedy. Um, if you want me through it all up, and then you'd be disenfranchising Biden voters, which would they be denied the same equal protection you're looking for so it just it doesn't work. It's not about it's not about whether was fraud. This is about The idea that that somehow The election was stolen. I don't know what you come up with a fraud angle on this. I mean, it all sounds good. When you start examining the fax it just It doesn't work that way. No matter how much you wanted to. How do you get the 38 electoral votes if you're to 70 right now. T get 2 to 70. I guess I should say What's interesting, too is is finding that other state right OK, so Wisconsin, Georgia. They're doing recounts right now. Andhra history, the most you'll see is a swing of a few 100 votes. So Trump trails him by by something like 10,000 votes in Georgia. Right now in 20,000, Wisconsin. I don't think you're gonna flip Wisconsin. But let's look at the closer one. Georgia 10,000. Well, they just this just broke by the way they found 2600 uncounted ballots during the recount in Georgia. Okay, That's 2600. Not all of those are going to go. Trump's late, But if if it does you still lose by 8000 votes. So what? Away at recount where you've seen tens of thousands of votes swing in the other direction. You haven't and what would make us think that all of a sudden and 2020. This is the year where that's going to occur. You can't You know, at some point, you look at it and go, man. It's it's over. It's done. You gotta flip Pennsylvania. You gotta flip probably Michigan, and then you got one more state on top of it. It just the odds of that happening. It's simply impossible at this point. No matter how much people complain and moan about it, it's it's what it is. And how even Arizona, right Where's the fraud? There? They dropped. I believe they drop their case in Maricopa County last week. On deck courts have shot him down, left and right. And even so much So, you know Sam with Georgia but Republican Arizona. You've got a Republican attorney general there, said, Listen, there's no evidence of fraud whatsoever. You wouldn't think that the Republican attorney general If there was any sniff of fraud would root that out and make a case to try and swing Arizona to trump because he's a Republican. And yet that's not the case. But if you're buying a conspiracy theory now, this is what I love about conspiracy. There's because you just keep digging a hole. Well, that's because the Republicans are in on it. Wait a minute. What? So the Republicans don't want their guy to win? Yeah, that's it. You can't prove that, but I can't disprove it. Which is the magic of conspiracy theories. But it does make you sound bad poop and saying Look, it's done. It's over. Trump lost the election. Now the real dumpster fires going to begin because he's out of office, and I said Trump on office is gonna be a hell of a lot more interesting than Trump in office. If he does a media network, which is really difficult to do, but I think he'd probably be a lot more pied a lot more juice doing that. Talking about running in 2024. He probably won't because he e. I don't think is ego allowed toe even think about losing a 2nd 2nd time around. And he'll just He'll nominate Tiger Hill feel anoint someone else to to say this is the guy that embodies my values, Beliefs and ideals. This is the person you should vote for us. We were in 2024, but right now I don't know what people are crying about the election of being thrown and rigged, and there's just there's no proof of it whatsoever. At some point we do have to move forward.
Magician's Release of "6 Impossible Things" by Joshua Jay Coming Soon
"You talk a little bit about six impossible things. How was it structured which tricks from your repertoire. Way performing and from joshua costin's. I read somewhere that will be a magician's release of justice. Six impossible things. When can we expect this that you would ask. Let me try and take those impart. So how is the show structured. This was really fun. This this was an experiential magic show so basically people come to a basement in manhattan. They sit in a circle. I'm know her in the room. The lights go out in the year. My voice and that's how the show starts. The first trick is done in the dark and in the raft. Then they get up they walk to another room and the next week is done standing and surrounded then they go into another room and they sit and they watch more and more or less than a standard magic show way we go in six different environments to put magic in the best environment. It's suited for so. That's the format. Is there any tricks from That's the cool part Virtually every trick except for one was custom designed for that show which is sad for me. Because i can't really use the stuff of it. The one and a half exceptions to that are if you're familiar with my trojan detrick. Where i shuffle the deck and bay shuffle a deck and all the cards match. We found a way to do that on the floor. In the round in the show it looked really cool and the other Happy trick out of that is If you've seen me do the t shirt trick where. I write stuff on the t shirt and some magic thing happened. That was developed four. Six boss will things. But i've done television. I do live in my shows now. So that's as to when it's coming out. It's a win. But i earned element along with a lot of additional content. Were on freely cool box set where you get a lot of stuff you get accustomed to car ah pocket square really cool things you you would only see or understand if you see the show live and then you'll have a live recording of the full show. You can watch your open
The Promise of Cloud-Native Gaming
"The first voice. We hear his jade as she explains how. She became obsessed with a young age. None of the thongs. We take an investment advice. Ca six nc dot com slash disclosures for more information. So i always knew. I wanted to make games. I figured it out. When i was about twelve years old i was visiting my uncle. Who lived in san francisco at the time. And i made it my mission to beat him at all of his games before i left for the and it was during that time that it dawned on me that someone gets sneak games and i thought awesome. Why not me. I had already been into robotics and done a little bit of programming. That's when i really decided to focus on that as a creator and started working on game projects mice airtime so how does building for cloud differ from what you've done before have always been attracted by the bleeding edge of games aims constantly. Reinvented if you look at what. A video game was ten years ago. It was totally different twenty years ago. What drew me to for example working on the assassin's creed franchise in building that up. The next consoles were coming in. That was big opportunity. Go okay what can we do with eight x the processing power and so a lot of those questions not have pushed me towards my career decisions all along as what attracted me to google this time which is okay. It's not ajax. It's the cold data centers processing power. Okay it's the whole model for how we think about client. Server multi-player games needing to work is totally offended and change some of the largest games today fortnight clans. They run most of their network on the cloud. So john what distinguishes what we have now from true cloud streaming or what you call it gaming. Which is what we're seeing now. Looks like it's actually mostly being hoisted existing council enters title development for playstation Stocks on and it was been found. These gains fundamentally different popcorn in some most excited about the second way of games that might become around the corner be called in cloud needed games. What really on any game. It's built around four cloud that's only play of all in the cloud infrastructure as opposed to something. We are currently in the first wave of cloud gaming and really what. We're seeing the convenience of cloud gaming. What we're seeing is okay. It's all the games that we can play another places but we get rid of the download time. We can play more instantly. We don't have to worry about dates to play on different screens other great benefits by the really exciting thing. And i think that's what's gonna be kind of the cleveland of what. Tv was radio is when we unlock. What the second wave of cloud gaming one of the things is obviously the client server model right. Now you're limited to the interactions and simulations that can run the locally on people's machines no matter what even if you're running your example fortnight is running on the cloud and a lot of other games are as well in the back end. There's still designed with the idea that they have to run on a local pc or a local consoler local mobile device in some cases. And really what's going to unlock not only the processing power and what we call elastic q. Of the data center but also the idea that essentially any game can be designed like one big land party. So you don't have to worry about networking times. You can at least know exactly what those are in an designed for them. Measure them in a consistent way and also hits up against a limit of how big of a shared experience you. Are there new game mechanics or even game genres that. You find uniquely enabled through the cloud. Johnny britain about how it might help solve games. Cold start problem. But what are some of the other mechanics. You see enabled by cloud gaming when you think about the magic of cloud gaming. You're being sent a stream that from the pipes and stuff. It looks exactly like a stream of video data when you think about this new paradigm there can be a one to sort of infinite and very strange connection of what in quits impact that stream so if you think about it someone. Typing in the side of a youtube shot can have an input into my environment. They type tomato tomatoes. Start falling from the sky in my game. Thousands of connected to my game could be. They're playing the rule of. Let's say zombie hoard. That's attacking those all could be real players right and they're in quicker just on a mobile phone in a very simple interface for doing that. Because the zombie needs controls. I think a lot of the really exciting things that disassociation of direct relationship between number of people connected to client either one or exceed or whatever. Hundred is ugly. The biggest we've seen and this way. That huns of inputs can impact. The simulation live
Breaking down Kyler Murray-to-DeAndre Hopkins Hail Mary
"Dominic. It is eleven twenty seven pm eastern. And i m almost done tattooing. Cuyler murray's name using a ballpoint pen across my chest. Go forward i'm with you. Want me wait why you finish your being supportive in a way. That bill barnwell. Why usually talk do right now. Isn't i think like he would be reasonable and discourage me from doing this. But you're a far less responsible character. It feels. I'm here for a good time now longtime just today's episode so i'm fumbled fox ready for sublime tattoo it. Let's have some drinks. Whatever you wanna do. Pablo dominique. Foxworth is a writer and commentator for. Espn he played seven seasons in the nfl at defensive back and he's espn dailies. fun uncle. Well what i wanted to do before we get hammered together is talk to you about this play. That is inspired all of this ink to be spill both across my chest and across the country. Because i think it's the play of the year. I think what we saw in this bills. Cardinals game is the play of the year. And it's worth noting for posterity that the bills had just one said gave right before it happened. Josh allen had thrown. I think the pass of his life to step on digs putting buffalo thirty to twenty six with just thirty nine seconds left. The snap man looks to his left. Choirs left side. Then go to the point steph. Both touchdowns catches a touchdown pass from josh allen. What cuyler murray then does rolling left. Let's hit pause as his bomb is launched from midfield in his dangling in the air. Because you are a cornerback in your blood in your soul. How do you even approach defending this sort of a play as db well. They did it wrong. Obviously they were all going for the ball which you don't necessarily want to do in that situation and trae white one of the best corn illegal that he was trying to catch it which any coastal tell you. Bet it down. So everyone's out there trying to pad their stats in the thing that i would normally do. Not ideology happens as a particularly big receivers but tall receivers will jump well over the arms can't catch a bomb like that with one hand if you do best one for you. So that's what they did wrong going for the ball in also trying to patch stats with an interception i. I was particularly happy towards the end of that game because on get up last week. I said that stefan digs is unstoppable. Man coverage way. You shut down passing offenses in this league. We all know it. It's tight man coverage you can't do that. Against stefan digs. He has been created the most explosive plays of any receiver in this league against man coverage. So he caught the game winning touchdown man coverage also said in that same segment the andrea hopkins is the best contested cats receiver in the league. He's one of the top receivers in a league in winning contestant catches so he can get open but the scary part about him is. It doesn't matter you put it anywhere his entity even if you're close to them you're buying he might bring it down and embarrassed boom so win for me. How about that back to back dubbed up.
"magic" Discussed on Magic Self and Spirit Podcasts.
"Now going back to what I said about exaggerating it the point of exaggerations if she makes it funny when his funny you lose any Connection attachment or whatever to what obstacles you believe are in place by making it funny you laugh at the obstacles in the obstacles loosen their power and Thursday beliefs that don't serve you loosens their power until there's nothing hindering your goal which is why I say exaggerated into something ridiculous. Workings to inspire discipline now discipline is a really really interesting one. It's seen as a negative word and often it has been in our backgrounds. But there are some reasons that actually is a very very powerful word a very powerful way for us to work. Mission about yourself in spirit is to empower you to build a spiritual and magical practice. We see your unique path to Sacred and Powerful. So your path not my past not April's past not religions path, whatever but your personal path is what we say is sacred and Powerful. One of the tenants of a path like this is for you to construct a daily practice. We recommend including meditation invocation or every nation and whatever magickal workings you're choosing to work with at that time. We recommend both meditation and Magic daily, and that will begin to build your path. The art of Mastery is consistency. Again, Richard Bach the illusions of the adventure Illusions The Adventures of a reluctant Messiah the author I told you about earlier you are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work it out. However. Perhaps the greatest challenges to building self-discipline today light into opposing beliefs or emotions the first bought a pack of self-esteem. I believe that you don't have what it takes to practice magic and direct spiritual connection often this relates to a perception that you failed so many times in your life. You don't believe you can be successful. Because of this you don't even start. And the assault on your self-esteem continues. We work with this directly in our book Moon magic and transportation or meditation kill anxiety manifest your world we construct to work with an internal recycler that transmutes ciety into spiritual power. This technique could certainly help here. The other is entitlement. Entitlement is a belief that you deserve everything to be done for you this leads to feeling stuck. It holds other people should invest the time and energy in you without you investing in yourself. This prevalent modern belief misunderstands the nature of energy and manifestation. And can be a big reason why you're manifesting is not working. self discipline It's Central to realizing success. We have a virtual teaching space which we call the spiritual CrossFit gym. Our mission is to show you the tools to develop your own spiritual and magical path with meditations rituals and information. We offer training working with the magic of the sun moon and stars and covering subjects ranging from clairvoyants to healing anxiety to Ritual Magic. As we're in Peter at present, we're keeping the monthly subscriptions to only $35 which includes the classes the transmutation or meditations the rituals Etc along with our weekly virtual group to ask any questions and or give feedback on your development. The feedback we're receiving from our present students confirms a belief that we're giving you something pretty special here. Check out the link in the description if you want more info. waning crescent moon magic to inspire self-discipline right to goal. To develop your spiritual and magical practice in a daily disciplined way starting with the words. It is my will. Right it with the powerful. Right it with powerful words. words that start with things like I choose I am I have I do I make I create April we'll put in a link to the language of manifestation for more information on that. Set up your ritual space in the ways described above. Cool out to the power of the waning crescent moon. To fill you with his energy. Imagine a beam of silver Moonlight coming from the skies and filling you. Just in meditation. And chant the seed sound for 20 or 30 minutes. Visualize yourself as a powerful psychic Mage disciplined in your practice..
Calen Morelli on How to Perfect a Magic Effect
"Talk about thirty percent but people need at all that you like to add so as a kid he's seventeen. He's bought quantum right. He's seen me saying that at colonia brilliant and he gets the props we to talk about the methods. But like you've already worked for however long it was until you release the product nuanced. Tweet take on that. So how does this kid okay. So i started to do this Physically and now. I just do all of my I'll tell you what they could do physically. But now i do everything mentally. I have mental maps. That i can since i've been in magic for so long i i can mentally map out and shut my eyes. Imagine myself performing new things almost like you'd see like photoshop like i i can so anyways. That's that's like a skill that i've used just to practice new methods in my head but without that skill i would say like with quantum i would get if i liked in effect like that and create it. I would sit. And i would do the effect over and over and over like for maybe a day straight without not a goal to perform it but i would just focus on everything i would find the flaws in it because like quantum does have flies like it's just it's just like any other trick but i would focus on like understanding what i liked about it and i would begin to just do it for myself over and over until i can really articulate what i love about it and what i don't like about it and what i would do different. I would focus on understanding at through repetition auto mechanics of the method. How everything moves. Why maybe the creator made choices to you. Know like do certain things. And i would just build tastes and opinions through repetition of doing something over and over like so. It's my goal of. If i still by magic. But i don't buy it to perform i i it to analyze and to see how it feels in my hands so then i can later. Use those methods for my mental for my mental creations. So if if i never use the hover card by dan. Harlan and nick lawrence That's okay great method. But when i've mapped out how it feels on my hands then later on when i'm creating methods that might be similar. I know exactly where to go with it. Why simplicity and efficiency important to you. And how do you go about stripping an effect down to arrive at efficiency. So if you strip an effect down to the simplest form possible you realize the actual value that is being added that you're transferring from you as an artist to the viewer watching and you start to find gaps in unnecessary ways. That people perform magic because you start to realize that maybe with some effects. It doesn't matter if it's examine because it's not about that it's about communicating the visual art other effects. It's very important that it's examined because it's about the cleanliness of simple non visual change. Like you really have to like know what the goal is and a lot of people. Don't even know that. There's more than one goal with an effect. Because i i've seen a lot with the piano card change people ask like can i do this. Live and my thought immediately is will like. That's like as a logical as me to me to ask. Can i do atop change on video. Yes you could. But why would you want to write. Because why would you wanna take something. That's meant for a medium and put it into the wrong medium. And then furthermore why would you even begin to judge whether a top changes good or not whether or not it can be done on video and in life because in a live setting. The top change is mind blowing people and if if you judge atop chain by whether or not it can be done on video. It's gonna it's like it's like that old adage albert einstein is like if you judge a fishes ability to climb a tree it's worthless or something like that show. We're we're judging by wrong standards.
Magician Calen Morelli on 'The Piano Card Project'
"Yesterday burst onto the magic scene with smash hit. Releases had a huge magic prank show and then went onto consult for the biggest magicians. Tv shows in the world. It's kayla morale kevin. How is money this evening this afternoon. Whatever i mid day in las vegas and it's it's great okay. What's your origin story. You've got twenty one seconds. Origin story is my parents. were religious. Didn't let me do magic. When i found magic at ten found it when i was in high school Became very popular. Unlike most magicians in high school. My dad went bankrupt. We moved into my the basement of my grandma's house. When i was just graduated high school and in those six months i started taking magic extremely serious and i created pretty much all of the content that put me onto the scene in those six months in a basement and then i just continued with a lot of work from there and stuff happens six months. Meanwhile let's dive straighten. I want to talk about your creative process. Now let's take new release the piano project when antitax start. What was the journey like. And how did you end up where you ended up where it's not as as sexy as i would like it to be but sexy man. I'm not overly honest person. this. Let's see i- i created it during my time in london when i was working on dynamo's season three that hired me to come out there and we had I think our seeing in blake and their team had worked on the first episode and then they hired me to come. In and create all the magic for the last three episodes. So that was a huge work load Shell has like seventy five effects in a few months. Like for tv magic like like. Let's be real. This was i like when people say that. They've consulted and worked. I respect a very short list of people like Garcia blake rico. Michael weber like many many people that are excellent and kim have. I've seen work under fire like okay. I'm like these people can handle it. And yeah i think that this this whole dynamo thing was just like whoa. That was a that was a crash course in magic and i. I was so crazy at that point. And that's this is coming up to the piano cardi question but there was a point when i was just for fun week. Creating an extra hundred ideas day on top of the hour. I would write down a list. The one of the guys that work for dynamo challenge me. He's like he likes to do comedy do gersh. So we're like yo. Maybe we just push ourselves and we write down a list of hundred ideas a day for seven days in a row so on top of the eight hour workday with dynamo and we were going out to open mic night. Just for fun and london and try and shit out Yeah i like seven hundred ideas down in a week just one week with dynamo and that was even that was just for myself so like you can see like the level of of obsession that i have for this art and the piano card was just it. It probably took three minutes to create at one time. And i was just like i literally. There was two times when i was going over analyzing flap cards and there was the the borderless flap and the piano card concept that i Figured out like around two thousand eleven two thousand twelve thousand and thirteen. I saw in that span. I i really don't remember the month or year but yeah I don't hundred percent remember if it went into dynamo's show or not. I think it might have been a quick clip but yeah so it just. I ended up putting it online on youtube. Because i had a youtube back then That was just popping off. And i was just like getting into it and it was wild because like the youtube like out when i was getting to the end of the gig with dynamo. My youtube had landed me a pilot with mtv but they spent money on a pilot. That wasn't even on wasn't even supposed to air but this guy saad dress code. The old president of mtv was a fan of me because he saw dress code from syria. Lebanon and he was like this dude. I like his magic. I think he's cool so he found me on youtube and he saw like making content and he saw potential so we ended up making a pilot. Right after that. And like everything just like snowballed from there but I put it on my youtube the piano card concept and then i ended up deleting my youtube so all those videos are gone. I deleted them back in. Like two thousand sixteen. Maybe it was like right. After i put out the sun we cops Video and that like exploded. It exploded past i could comprehend. Because like that was like a level that was like a level of lake There's like worldwide viral hits and then there's like worldwide viral hits that stick around and like people talk about and this was one that like people would recognize me when i went out at a bar. Oh well like. I sat next to like a girl on the plane and she was like you look familiar and i'm just like this is dumb. This is not real. this is not real life. Stop it
The American Dream Daughter: A Conversation With Author Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
"When carla was one and a half years old. Her parents left her in their native ecuador in the care of family members while they emigrated to new york city the plan was they would work for one year to save up enough money to pay off their debt and then they'd come home but barely making ends meet. One year turned into four so they decided to have god led join them in their new home. She was just about to five years old growing up away from her. Parents would ever permanent effect on carla and shape her and her work to this very day therapist. After therapist told me i had attachment issues and that my mental illness related to my childhood. God is a dhaka recipient and at least on paper. She's the realization of the american dream for immigrant parents. She went to harvard now. She's pursuing a phd at yale but the constant pressure to be the perfect high-achieving hardworking child has oftentimes been a mental health nightmare. For god. Laugh once you hear your parents come home and their body is wrecked at the end of the day. And you know they've earned like little very little money and they look at you and they say i do this for you. You can't forget that for the rest of your life and you're bound to them. As down with god led to talk about intergenerational wounds mental health in the latino community and how we can take care of each other. God-like gordon hobie abby. Sense your to latino say thank you for having me. So you're writing this book as an immigrant with no you know essentially legal status. Was it difficult to harness your feelings while you were writing this book. Yeah there's just ways of describing my anger about the notions of citizenship and deserving this and privilege one of the original introductions was this fantasy that i've had since i was a little girl which was A hostage situation at a bank and all of the hostages were way blond. Children women cops firefighters people who are deemed innocent and heroes. And i walk into the bank and i'm undocumented and somehow even though i have no idea how to hold a gun i'm able to like russell begun out of the terrorist hands. Shoot the terrorist in the knees or somewhere. That's like not gonna kill him. Because i want to kill him in the hostages. Go out like they're all freed. And i'm wearing a slip because i also wanna look beautiful right which is also like a reference to two thousand six immigration marches where we all had to wear way. Then i walk out. And it's like swat teams are there and like everyone's there and of course isis there to arrest me because i'm the foreigner in my hair's in the breeze and everyone takes my photo and i'm like on the front cover of every national newspaper and i get my citizenship. That's that was my fantasy. Ever since i was a kid. That's how i got my citizenship. God it's like you have to do extraordinary acts of the hollywood magic and then you are rewarded your citizenship. I guess i'm stuck on the fact that you were having fantasies like this as a child. And i just wanna take a moment for people to think about that while other little kids are thinking about who knows there are undocumented children in this country who dream and have fantasies about somehow some miraculous situation that gives them the thing that your child takes for granted every day it's really burdensome to have to perform goodness and innocence and perfection And i know that as a kid who are as a person now is a thirty year old woman who is on the outside on paper such a poster child for the american dream. And i've never performed it. But it's so imposed on me and i described my own complex feelings about it in the buck. Like i really drank the kool aid of sociability. Very early on when i was a child and became fixated on accomplishment and success and being able to win day retire. My parents even now Am fully aware and very self aware of the intergenerational trauma issues in our community and in my own family and everything. But i still don't think i i know who i am as a person outside of the way. My personal accomplishments can result in the alleviation of pain for my parents and the documented community. If you were to take that away from me. I don't know who i am as a person and i think that's true for a lot of children of immigrants who have become successful.
"magic" Discussed on The Many Adventures of Sammy Magic
"Sits across from harmony smarts. And Sami Magic. The boy who thought he was cursed the boy who thought he would never find home the boy who was always different. But Sami realized through this entire year through all the chaos through all of the betrayal through all of the dead UNICORNS that. Being different isn't a curse. Having something inside of you that is unique is not a curse. It is a gift. And Sami Magic looks down at that pizza in realize that he is surrounded himself with people not like himself but people who worked equality unique. And it's that uniqueness that will give our heroes strength. It is that uniqueness that gives us our power after years of searching for people who are like him Sami Magic realized he didn't need that he needed people who were willing to be different as he is people who are as willing to live their life despite their differences. Sammy Magic realized that is Samy Magic realized that all of their differences are what keeps them together. Sammy Magic's mild as that rune on his arm begins to glow green..
"magic" Discussed on Magic Self and Spirit Podcasts.
"On the practitioner . So in a sense, sometimes we can label Wicca as white magic and sometimes we can label it as grey. It really depends on the practitioner and grey is not quite black magic but not necessarily completely selfless white magic. So what is Black Magic the Left Hand Path? In the same way as the idea of white magic is part of our culture, black magic is often defined as its opposite. Popular culture sees black magic is working with supernatural beings with the intention of hurting others or doing evil and/ or selfish things. In all honesty ,t hese ideas are delusional. Black magic just doesn't accept the m oral and ethical structures of monotheism, particularly Islam and Christianity. If you were to reflect on the histories of Islam and Christianity, It wouldn't take you a great deal, if you looking at their history as to realize why black magic just looks at this and goes this is just pure hypocrisy. The whole idea that somehow Christianity, Islam and their religions, particularly over the last two thousand years. If you look at them since they've been around Islam slightly less obviously. the behavior of the followers, the belief structures of the church and the mosque, violence rape, attack, repression, control, the whole idea that any moral measuring place can come from the church or the mosque is farcical. Black magic is an umbrella term that covers a range of practices from Voodoo, Traditional Witchcraft, Satanism and Luciferianism and many more besides. Is black magic evil? T he whole question of evil has much of its roots embedded in the Judeo-Christian - Muslim history. Based on a small and rather violent shepherd tribe from what is now Southern Israel, it spread its influence and power by conquering other tribes in native lands. I n a tiny leap of logic, its God, Yahweh became the one true God as obviously his tribe had won the war. The gods of the other tribes were cast out as demons and therefore became what they called evil. Some black magic and the religions attached to it are in a literal sense adversarial, they identify their practices as the opposition to this conquering God. Magic working with the demonic beings is commonplace and freedom and spiritual growth is identified as rebellion against a repressive deity. This then in simplified terms is the traditional left hand path. Black magicians don't often see that practices as evil for them. It's more about a hidden knowledge and spiritual power take for example, the writings of Michael W Ford from his book Dragon of two Flames. Our definition of black magic is different black is a hidden that has associations with knowledge and power We care little for cursing in the idea of white magic is pure idiot fantasy. We heal, protect and empower ourselves and assist ones we care for, we don't see that as white, there must always be a balance of creation and destruction. Other Interpretations of Black Magic Other black magicians see the concepts of Angels and Demons for example as the higher and lower parts of self, angels are messengers from the higher mind while demons are the expressions of the unconscious mind. Working with both is about balance of self and therefore personal growth and power. The vast unconscious mind melts into the collective unconsciousness symbols and rituals in the form of a massive psychodrama unlocks the magic of the All and power is experienced. Incidentally most black and white or at least grey magicians work with demons. The first in harmony and honoring, the others frightened in circle of salt with large swords chanting ancient names of the Hebrew God whilst threatening demons with entrapment. Guess which magic is more effective? Balancing Light and Dark with Moon Magic. We dig into the balance of light and dark in our study of moon magic April and I have written three books and courses on moon magic and a of presentations. Each cycle of the phases of the moon show us the brilliance and balance of Yin and Yang, light and dark energy. The darkness or the 'Nun' as described in the magic of ancient Egypt is primal chaos. The unmanifest the unconscious the light represents the active outwardly moving expressions of the will. We explore each of the 7 magical phases of the moon and the most powerful workings for that moon phase. It has been part of what we've unfolded as M agic Self and Spirit and it's very very powerful. So let's look at chaos magic. Chaos magic differs from the other paths in a number of ways. There's no strict system you must follow, as you would expect there are really no rules. It's a philosophical approach a point of view. Indeed any two chaos magicians would have different thoughts about how they can execute their magic. It is an individual approach to magic usually based on the practicality of what works. In contrast other magical systems often work differently, although there's now a lot of information available, many of the other systems have magic have initiatory secrets, these are kept inaccessible to outsiders, examples include include Thelema from Aleister Crowley, The Secret Chiefs of the Golden Dawn, Dion Fortune and the more modern mystery schools and the higher levels of Wicca all
"magic" Discussed on Magic Self and Spirit Podcasts.
"Feeling of having gone astray. So, if magic is the key to spiritual power what other considerations do you have, or or to put it another way, which path brings you the greatest growth and freedom? What kinds of magic exist? There are many classifications of magic and obviously it would be beyond the scope of this podcast and discuss them all. So let's look at some kinds of magic that may have surfaced. Many have come to light since the repealing of the Witchcraft Act in the UK in the middle of last century. In terms of magic, there are three primary distinctions. There's the right hand path or white magic as it is known, the left-hand path or often called black magic, and somewhere in between grey magic. There's also another path that came into prominence in the 1970s and 80s with the emergence of chaos magic. Within the confines of this particular podcast any discussion of the ideas behind these paths is bound to be incomplete. I have included them in order to give you a taste of the thinking your own path for yourself. I goal and at M agic Spirit is Self to support those people who seek to understand their independence spiritual path, a logical starting point for this journey is the question is magic real. So ok. White Magic or the Right-Hand Path. Due to popular culture many of us are used to the surface ideas that the goals of white magic are selfless. Primarily they seek to influence events in the evolution of humankind for good. The range of thinking is indeed wide. Christian magic and the works of people like Alice Bailey in the first half of the twentieth twentieth century, the magic of white light and angels and much more besides, of practitioners like Dion Fortune, there are now magical schools that grew from her work by the way, and the magic that has emerged from Modern Wicca since Gerald Gardner, a neo pagan perspective since the early 1950s in the US and UK and beyond (a lthough there's a whole area of white magic that may well not be that pure and selfless) particularly related to Wicca and perhaps should be best described as grey. Magic. Rules of Alice W hite Bailey published her Treatise On white Magic The Consciousness of an Atom. When she said it seems that her goal was to spiritually evolve herself and others to become one with the Divine Being, God, Allah, whatever. I suggest that as self-consciousness is the goal for all the subhuman forms of life. And as a group of Consciousness or the consciousness of The Heavenly Man is the goal for the human being so for him also there may be a goal, and for him the achievement maybe the development of god-consciousness Now that was Alice Bailey from the Consciousness of an Atom. Please remember when we're with that particular quote, it was written about nineteen ten so the language is old and a little bit confusing. This kind of white magic is passive. In fact, all white magic in this context is entirely passive. The magician builds a relationship with the Holy Guardian Angel. He then seeks to integrate himself as one with the godhead surrendering every part of self to Divinity. White magic functions as a science working with sacred symbols on ancient p athways, examples might be the pathways of the Kabbalah or the bark of the Sun God Ra often these magicians work with Secret Chiefs so-called evolved Spiritual Beings related to the Golden Dawn. The Golden Dawn was a magical group that formed at the end of the 19th and beginning of the twentieth centuries. These figures seem to have some kind of authority over their paths. It is a journey of renunciation or transformation of the self into the godhead. We find the magic of Ancient Egypt particularly fascinating in a developed a series of books unpacking it. We use Ancient Egyptian magic around healing, chakra empowering your inner child, sigil magic etc from the perspective of star magic and the gods or the neters of Ancient Egypt. I'm going to ask April to put any links into the comments for that so you can see for yourself the work we've done there. S o White Magic and Dualism. The kind of white magic is, this kind of white magic is dualistic. Favoring light over darkness, good over bad and right over wrong. Sure, it's a sacred path, but as a chaos magician it brings up questions for me, if the Divine is an all-powerful and perfect Being, is white magic any more than a ritual based mystical a path? Indeed is white magic necessary at all? So if God's if their right God, is all-powerful, all good., always right, always present in everywhere, doesn't it suggest that the reality that they believe he created should be perfect? So therefore if that's the case if you're on a path to Union with God, why would you do be doing magic that changes the reality because changing the reality from perfect to perfect, kind of what's the point? I have to say I did enjoy the right hand I path. trained as a pagan priest for, what was it, three years and I trained in a white magic mystery school for a few years. And I enjoyed it was great. But it always felt like it was about other people or other Spirit beings defining who I was and what I should be doing. There was always the sense of who I am is wrong, which many people get from religion, but you can also get it from white magic as well. So ultimately I moved away. Other Kinds of White Magic. The other kind of white magic that's prominent is neo-pagan, primarily the Wicca of Gerald Gardner and Alex Saunders. Wicca is a nature-based spirituality and has some obvious connection with other Witchcraft and Pagan Traditions. Yet, its magic is still about worship and the elevation of the goddess and the god over self. I ts magical rules are to do no harm but it does not appear to be a strictly selfless magic, depending on
"magic" Discussed on Magic Self and Spirit Podcasts.
"Magic Real something that's really at the heart of our work because obviously we work with magic but also we teach on our courses magic so very very central to what we do it very very central to how we think and how we operate it's very powerful journey for us. So I'm going to present this and if there's any time at the end or anybody have questions feel free to in and ask us whatever. So let's flow. We teach courses in what we call the Spiritual CrossFit Gym, which is a private group here on Facebook and there's a number of those courses of Spiritual Development, Magical Development courses that have been specifically about magic itself. A candle magic course we've taught, a the moment we're teaching sigil magic and servitor magic. We've taught Moon magic. We got an upcoming course on ritual magic and we thought it was appropriate to address their questions on the nature of magic itself. We wanted to share with you the viewpoints from other magical writers and practitioners on the topic and kind of layout perspectives because although it's thousands and thousands of years old magic probably since the beginning of humanity, there's still this kind of question as if somehow it's outside the realms of reality and we wanted to kind of work with some of those ideas. So it's a simple question really odd, but it opens up myriads of others because if magic is real can anybody do magic and if anybody can do magic are you then respond responsible for the reality that you create? Now there's also another complication that let's clear that up pretty quickly, do we mean that magic that you see on the TV or YouTube or whatever, that is illusion that is entertainment, you know pick a card whatever that kind of magic and no that's not what we're talking about what we're talking about the practices and the rituals that make change and our material world and reality and that's what we're talking about here in this particular set up. And then there's a whole range of questions that come out of that, of course, about actually how we define reality. And is that something that's fixed and immutable or is reality itself fluid and dependent on our experiences. So is magic real or Illusion. Is it real or fake? For the sake of this conversation, let us get hold of the idea that it could be real and let's start with a few definitions of what I'm talking about. The famous or notorious magician Aleister Crowley depending on your view, of course in the book on his work Thelema d efined magic as the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with the will. Dean Radin who's the chief scientist at The Institute of Noetic studies defines magic in his book a Real Magic as a mental influence on the physical world, a perception of events distant in time or space and an interaction with non physical realities and entities. I would add a fourth category to these definitions that of using magic to spiritually and magically evolve yourself, as I change the world changes around me and this can be done through our own number of techniques for example working with your inner child or balancing your chakras can be powerful starts to creating a whole range of shifts, reality shifts around you. Michael W. Ford in his book The Bible of the Adversary defines magic as the art of causing change internally and externally in accordance with the Will. Magic is the art of transformation into a sense of Divine Consciousness that's meant to improve and assist, assist your life that is, When I come across the the question, every so often I come across it now not that often, is magic real or is spirit real or whatever. I kind of usually assume that it is being asked by someone who hasn't really experienced that kind of sense of ecstasy of collective magic ritual, or even had a solo connection with a god or goddess goddess a or an angel. Magic by its very nature is experiential. It's the art of organizing reality your way. and the stimulus of spiritual growth. It supercharges your spirit to blossom into its highest potential stimulating your spirit with your will, desire and power. Magic is the honoring of your independent gift and path infusing your life and spirit with its genius. Given this, It's very hard to know whether magic is real from a position of objective observation. The central thesis of science is that nothing can be known unless it can be externally and consistently tested and tested by many people. If you were to accept this, the magic would surely fail what scientists would call reality. magic Yet. or neither spirituality function that way. The working of magic in your daily life develops a relationship with the very magic itself building your practice changes you, changes the magic and its results. To know the magic you have to be the magic, the more you encounter and follow and work with magic the more you experience this revelation and transformation. Although Dean Radin who I mentioned earlier the scientist of N oetics would argue to the contrary. I would still say the whole idea of is magic real brings up a whole range of conflicting perspectives. And we feel the only way for you to know if magic is real is to go on your own magical j ourney as a magical magical practitioner. And to a certain certain extent that's okay as well. I mean, this is kind of a debate. I have people with at times, you know when it comes down to it, trying to take the idea of magic or spirituality from a completely detached place
"magic" Discussed on Magic Self and Spirit Podcasts.
"For example, I was in Puebla city in Mexico and I didn't have very much money and somebody had sent to me. I think it was a MoneyGram or Western Union. I can't remember. I'm Puebla I had only one branch of a bank that cashed let's say it's Western Union cash to watch Union and be Mexico. I went into the bank and there's a very very long Hue and it took about an hour to get to the front of the queue and this course is only one person serving that kind of stuff, you know off and then in my second language, I have to explain what it is I want and they put my details into the computer and the computer said nope, and it's like ooh, I got a problem there. Get hold of my own money. So I left the bank. I was walking along the street and I looked up into the sky and I said like through a telegraph telepathically. Give me a signal to resolve this issue now and immediately a symbol came into my mind and I imagined it in a circle and I imagined it catch fire and drop into my unconscious mind and I turned a corner. I didn't actually know where I was going. I turned the corner and there was another branch of that bank. I just been in the cash the Western Union office and there was nobody else in there. No other customer. I walked straight up to the teller. I spoke to them I said I've got money for Western Union here. Here's the here's the evidence here see IDE, like typed into the computer. They said yeah, no problem and gave me the money immediately. Now, sometimes you can work with sigils like that the powerful but I do see them sometimes also with gateways wage levels of magic to other things in Magic there like a key that unlocks the door. They can change my Consciousness. They can change my mood. They can change my emotions into whatever it is is desirable in, Georgia. For me now the other things that we're working here are let me get that grammar in the right order. The other things that we're working with here are thought forms. Now thought forms are taking part of your Consciousness deliberately and creating an artificial spirit being to work for you magically. There are different forms of thought forms. And this is very much a kind of magic staff. Well, there are different forms of salt forms one. We call a servitor now a servitor is a thoughtful that we create into some kind of magical being off for an individual or single purpose only such as move all the blocks for me receiving money. For example And you may create a Sigil around the creation of a servitor and activate the sigil in the ways that we mentioned and then use the sigil once you've designed a meditative or bought the servitor to life use the sigil activate the sigil and empower the cervical now the servitor in effect is you taking parts of your own Consciousness am loading it and manipulating it to do your will the servitor can be a spiritual being it can be an animal. It can be a another human artificial exist on the astral kind of thing, but it can even be a box with something in it could even be a bank. He can be even be an implement. The point is from your Consciousness you create an artificially conscious being that does an act of magic for you and there's a whole number of ways of working with them in incredible ways..
"magic" Discussed on Magic Self and Spirit Podcasts.
"Down since the balance of light and Shadow bringing about your manifestation at its highest potential. The Flames are alike inside of you yet. This year's Festival of the element drives us to create form and structure onto the chaos of your unconscious mind ostara is the opportunity for the magic of gratitude long. You've lived through the cold winter months and the new life is upon you So let's have a look at the meat of the great Earth Mother. Damita the ancient Greek goddess was one of the most influential deity's of the Olympian Pantheon. There are two magical parts of working with a which are both relevant to the magic of the equinox and his correspondences. The first is a kind of more traditional way of honoring Dimitri as a living goddess and offering dedication and Word Worship. That's the first part the other sees the goddess is what the magician Michael W Ford calls A Day affect mask. This is like a powerful thought-form group created by thousands if not millions of humans and empowered by thousands and millions of people worshipping her over a millennia. What we need to understand is whether she's truly like any god or goddess, whether they're truly independent of humanity before Humanity arrived beings who are either of us and God or whether they are actually created by Humanity in some ways doesn't really matter because they're both really effective. And it really depends on whether you choose to follow her path literally or symbolically. It doesn't really make a difference to the magic. map on like all of the suburbs the sabbats are the 668 beg your pardon festivals of the Sun in the Pagan calendar. Map on the Ultima Equinox. The fall equinox is one of them. They occur about every six weeks and they kind of tell the story of the movement of life from birth to young person too young adults to parents. Two elderly person to death and it goes round the cycle as it moves around with the seasons of the year as it moves around the cycle of the whole year. Now the sun does this over a year and the moon does it over a month? So we've got wage is a playing with the different natural powerful. I was going to say planets kinda Stars. What's the Moon is a planet know it's satellite, but it's still a powerful being in its own, right? It's at my bond. It's an opportunity to practice gratitude. It's some of those Traditions are the Pagan Traditions magic is part of the devotional practice..
"magic" Discussed on Your Own Magic
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"magic" Discussed on Your Own Magic
"To find real friends. People who are genuinely good looking to grow in nourish each other for love and support. Love you so much. Cal developing carts love you too, and Heidi. I have two answers actually one practical for the physical plane that the majority would not reject. And then one on the spiritual more Hulu plane, which I truly believe is where the magic lies as always prizes me. So for short, practical advice do not hold back, get chill, but out there look at, you know, local gatherings and events that seem fun, and begin conversations with people online in like minded communities, like the soldier where you know, like minded beings me. So that's the obvious, but the way you phrase this made me think you're looking for something a little deeper something beyond the earthly realm, the practical something that requires you perhaps calling in all first of all, this Mayfield weird at first, but. When you totally embody the people that you want to align with. Acting as if you are that person than you end up vibrational aligning with that kind of being which will always allow you to manifest more of the people that are vibrational match. So first perhaps to visualize it visualize it than right that person down or read it down, then visualize it, I do believe that you do have to have unwavering faith that it will come then let it go because the longer you hold onto wanting those people, the more you'll just manifest wanting the wanting of those people, but not ever actually manifesting those people. So just know that they're Comey, which I understand is easier said than practice, but ally yourself feel foolish for a bit till you fully believe it..
"magic" Discussed on Your Own Magic
"You know, to give yourself permission to enjoy watching season of friends and for no reason. But because you are deliberately not mindlessly allowing it as you know, life is just a blend of living the human experience. As we all have many moments where we turn and look inside and then also other moments where we entertain the idea of being inspired or being intrigued by other people's other humans, ideas and stories. And also whoever said that whatever you're watching, doesn't bead your soul, right? It doesn't feed your soul in some way in that moment who who, who is allowed to say that and perhaps you were being delivered a message through. Through that show that you watched and perhaps those chills during that enlightening seen ignited something inside of you or through some truth bombs riot who your ears or perhaps something that you watched didn't feel right. And honestly, I always take those moments as an opportunity to recognize that what I saw is not something that released serves me end that just gave me more information insight about myself as I'm all about learning more about myself. So it's not that I need to totally block what I just saw or a need to. Or if I just happened to a watched, a really sad show need to totally. Escape it, but just to recognize an sit with that, what am I? Why am I feeling like this? This is teaching me something about myself. So. Maybe that's how I blend spirituality with TV. 'cause I use that a lot for life lessons, not just enjoyment, and also a lot of learning about how I feel when it comes to certain situations, but I digress again. And why is it more wrong to watch a visual story versus reading a story or listening to a story. Not you're keeping a balance, quote, unquote, a balance in life by enjoying life as life is just hard enough as it is. So you should enjoy that bowl of nice cream and that series of friends or how I met your mother if you want. And I might be speaking from experience myself also, what kind of toppings stealing to put on your banana ice cream like to put on cacao nibs anyways, I digress again and so Nadia as long as you don't mindlessly escape into the TV every single day in waking moment. And you live a life for yourself and you create more magic for this world because those that created the TV show created their own magic. And if you create your own magic to than you are still in spirit and being in spirit is being inspired. So there's really no formula and enjoy the TV and enjoy your life..
"magic" Discussed on Your Own Magic
"It's such a selfless question since you're not even in high school. I love it. And I, I graduated high school exactly a decade ago, and I remember it was. I remember it was more prized at that time to follow logic, rationale in social norms and any earthly plane wisdom, an elderly advice than it was your own gut. And I'm happy to see the shift today that many people are seeing the value of listening to our intuitions or souls more and well, though mostly most of our society probably still favors logic in social norms, but we're all rarities. There are times when my gut totally feels differently than the social norm. And she's always right, and I did not listen to her and high school. I wanted to be normal. I wanted to be cool to be popular though deep down. I wanted to create more. I wanted to write more. I got pulled by the side that I didn't want to be a loner anymore. So in high school. Decided to hang more friends instead of being alone, like I was a mill in elementary school. So I banned all creative hobbies outlets to be with friends all the time unless it involved friends like dance. And yeah, it was just obsessed with also might beauty and my body in doing what they were doing. And I actually was the last of my friend group for years to have sex in the last of my friend group to do the drugs into smokeless cigarettes. And then it became, you know, a big deal that I finally caved in. Everybody's like, whoa hills doing this now to awesome. But I knew deep down that this wasn't going to best serve me. In in a moment of weakness, I caved and you know, I lost my virginity. Tried all the drugs. I drank all drinks smoked cigs in intern lost that sparkle inside and temptations, especially at that age or just all around us and the path that envisioned for myself totally fell off of it. And so it's easier to navigate away from them. If you know they're not a habit in your ears. So it's easier to navigate away from them in high school. But the pressure and influence and being impressionable is just. Your extra sensitive at that age, but caved into ways that my gut didn't want me to do because while I was hard on myself and when I did cave, I was extra hard on myself which made it worse. So I would tell my younger self to be less harsh on herself to trust that if I am true to who I am, I know such a cliche, but it's the ultimate truth. And it's a cliche fairies than that if I'm true to who I am and what I know, and everything tells me than to trust that the right friends will come. And I will be a better friend myself, which is the most important thing. So if I were to sum that all up in just three or four words, be easy on yourself. And also who you hang out with. Now in high school will not determine the rest of your life. So if the cool people are doing things that you know, doesn't feel right right now, the forget them, honestly will forget each other in like four years, and perhaps she'll follow a better path at eighteen or twenty in not stray away from your vision. At the same time, I don't regret it because because I ended up choosing that paradigm for whatever reason and those experiences. And they've made me who I am today, but I knew better and I would tell my younger self that. And for your second question, how to keep a good balance between the spiritual side of life and also the matrix side. I'm all about the magic lifestyle, but I also binge-watch shows on Netflix while chomping down some nice cream. And sometimes I find myself in that matrix hole where mindlessly scrolling through means on Instagram. How would you advise to keep a balance in this modern day media world love you. I love you too again and Nadia you human. You binging on Netflix, eating blended bananas, like a monkey. Is that spiritual? Is that really the right path? Not yet. You are one million percent fine end you are likely still living in the magic lifestyle. If that's your own magic, where on some days, perhaps you're in the mood to Netflix and chill and scroll through all of the Instagram memes..
"magic" Discussed on Your Own Magic
"And it was a time where I was working morning shifts at a hotel, and I was really despising it. It was hard for me to get there because it was like six AM I had to be in the metro, but listening to the podcast really, really helps me. I. Somehow I just felt so energized and centered when I ride to work. I think it's all the knowledge and the love those infused in these episodes that just channel through me end. I just glowing by the time I ride to work, and I really felt that difference in comparison to my co workers. And yet it just helped me to to start my day off on a good note simply by listening to your podcast. I really, really thank you for that. But I think what you're magic has really helped me with is. The idea that I'm not alone. I am a nineteen year old and I definitely don't fit society's mold. So it has been super challenging for me to just own my own path and do something completely different to all my other friends, my age, but meeting other people on your own magic Facebook group and on. Instagram has been realized that I'm not alone and it's okay to be different. And it's it's awesome to meet a friend. And I've made so many lovely connections where I've been able to share my story and we yet just for mutual support and it's it's been so helpful and I couldn't think you enough for this at such a gift. And so if I were to advise anyone to create their own magic, what has helped me at least I would have to say to. Remember your light beer lights and share your light in whatever shape size were color. Your light comes in to just own it and radiate it because that is your magic. And I think that's what we're here on earth to do, and that's what humanity needs to heal and the world deserves it and you deserve it as well. So. That's what I would advise. And with that said to remember, it's not be afraid of your light because that's just gonna hinder you on your journey. Don't be afraid to shine. Don't be afraid. We all deserve it and we all need it. And remember also that the minute you give someone the power to dim euro light. That's when you're standing out of your own truth and out of your own power. So don't let people do that. Just stand in your own light and share it. To the point in my blind people, but it will blind them with love with the truth. So that's how I would vise people to create their own magic. Next question. Nadia shoot on Nadia my Holland friend and she actually has three questions, so we'll just take this one by one. What would you say to younger version of yourself in the Yomiuri? He's sort of like advice before high school since we all know that high school can suck very badly and I'm glad that it's over, but I can imagine we still have some yummies in the tried that are in high school right now. What would your advice be to them end to your younger self? By the way, I love you so much Cal, and I'm so grateful that you still keep this podcast up in between your wonderful travels all in hope disease. Some day, perhaps in Holland low, lots of love, Nadia Nadia. I love you so much too. By the way, I was just in Holland for two hours last week in Amsterdam as that's where my layover was between Spain in Thailand, and I was actually tempted to stay a few days before heading off to Thailand. Knowing that my layover was there. And now I really wish I did. Anyways. I love this question..
"magic" Discussed on Your Own Magic
"Haven. My name is not Lynn, and I'm so excited to be part of this. Perhaps the most important thing I've gained from your own magic. It's complete permission to live my truth in expressway south. Each podcast is brought so much knowledge in space into Malay. Allie, Rick. How in all of their guests have entered so many huge questions for me and provided actual roadmaps church finding male, life's purpose. They have given me the spiritual communities of the magic in. So strays tribes where I in so many other meeting souls get to share creativity thoughts as well as support advise in really just cheery to their on. It's so validating in liberating to know that you may be on a personal journey, but you are five Malone. You guys have given voice in a community to so many people who really needed that. I am beyond grateful for you in everyone I've met when it comes to creating your own magic. I would say that really learning to listen to your intuition in honoring entrusting that completely being so much magic Taylor. You have the whole universe within you sending so much love to view. And now I'm gonna answer some many questions. Minimum questions of got the energy to still it's now six fifty four in the morning, and I'm just gonna start with the first one. Let's see. Catherine parley asks, what is your number one tip for figuring out that void within yourself? I have something that's not aligned in. I feel off then I binge eat to fill the void. What are some tips to recognize what your soul is trying to tell us. So Catherine, dare, Catherine, I'm going to extend beyond the three basic answers, which I'm juggling in my mind right now as my number one tip because obviously I'm going to go to meditation and confiding in another human that you happen to trust and somebody that's gonna tell it like it is. And then the third thing is to also journal or more like writing your soul journaling versus just random journaling. But for whatever reason I feel like saying right now. What I've learned on. Mike cleanest phases when I feel most allying and I don't cave to my old patterns of over eating. I noticed something I'm usually waking up to instantly do a lot of purposeful self-care and in that time, many thoughts do come to mind that give me glimpses of what I need to know about myself and how I can improve upon that. And I truly believe how you start your day will determine how the rest of the day will go. But sometimes I do start my day off perfectly and then I've caved at night. 'cause for whatever reason, I'm an early bird and then after the hour of seven PM it's like all inhibitions. Come into fruition. But I truly do believe that when you start your day and the way you start your day will determine how the rest of the day will go, especially when you premeditate the triggers that lead up to the binge at night and bring awareness to how you're going to shift from that. And if you start your day with a monkey mind than you'll indeed and the day with a monkey mouth, at least in my case. That's why soulful morning is so so so sacred to me. And if you're like me when you start your day in your God self, or you could say, your goddess self, your higher self, universal self, whatever resonates with you. But when you start your day, feeling more connected and you walk the rest of the day as this God self eating healthy, being active writing and doing what you will love. And then when seven pm rolls around and suddenly it is as if you know you're possessed by someone who doesn't want to even put her energy towards her Godsell while she may cave into her binging ways or mindless habits. While I'm in my goddess self, I take preventative before that's triggered and just so you know, there's no void or emptiness inside that needs to be filled as you are perfectly full all the time. You are perfectly fine. But perhaps you do have triggers that lead to a binge and it's beginning to bring awareness to those patterns and also witnessing the voice in your mind that is ton you in making excuses and it is so good at making the most random but convincing excuses that it's okay to reach for another scoop of almond butter or another eight skips with some dates..
"magic" Discussed on Your Own Magic
"Why Hello? Soul tribe. It's Raquel and happy anniversary to all of us. It is Otto six team pool. You're gonna be listening to this episode on October fifteenth, but October sixteenth, two thousand seventeen was the very, very six episodes of your own magic. And whether you've been with YoM since day, who know since the beginning, October sixteenth, or joined six months ago or two months ago, or this happens to be your first episode and this episode happens to resonate with you in some ways you decided be part of the soul trip family. Well, happy one year anniversary to all of us, and also to the beautiful unicorn who helped me make this dream. A reality bringing the idea of podcasting and sharing many messages soulful universal truthful messages with many spiritualists in Seoul. Curious seekers, like yourselves. So big. Thank you, big big. Thank you. Thank you. Doesn't even do Justice for this word of how grateful I am, but Allie, Michelle, I truly could dedicate a whole podcast to my gratitude for that time in our life where we created this and I'm so grateful for your true soul always. And also I'm so thankful for all the guests who have shared their secrets and tips and tricks on how they created their own magic. So we can pick and choose their tools to help us.
"magic" Discussed on Your Own Magic
"Tribune's in the world who are making a great impact in the world or helping others and inspiring others to deliver their own magic or figuring out how they want to make a contribution to world they know that they want to just haven't figured that out yet but something in stirring sight of inside of them that's probably what brought you to this podcast i feel like you're listening to this for whatever reason but you were magically guided to listen to this because something has been in stirring inside of you to help you unleash your own magic and this magical podcast has helped alley night articulate messages of this life experience to help you and even asli have a greater understanding of of life and we have been so fortunate and so we're still so honored and thankful for the guests that we have brought on who come here here and they articulate their life experiences to teach us and our listeners you a who the sole tribe and if you knew we call our listeners the soul tribe yummies actually people in the group have been creating other names and they get really creative with it i love it magic tribe anything i love it all but they have been teaching us how to unleash their own magic ro magic your own magic so pop quiz for our listeners who have been listening to this podcast for a while even if you only listening to this for a month or your few weeks you probably know what is the one question that we ask all of our guests.
"magic" Discussed on Ball Girl Magic
"Rafter graphic around girl magic whatever you want to call it is able to become the norm and i mean you know there's levels to it i mean it's it's amazing that these are your crowds of friends but even you know for people who may have different you know crowds of friends who aren't necessarily new york times bestsellers or movie stars or whatever i think is important mike in our group text in our girlfriend group or whatever it is our group of friends that we're celebrating each other's accomplishments no matter how big or small they may seem an in contrast but just more like this is important to this person you set a goal you reached it or i see you had some growth and i just i think that's a beautiful example you shared as though that's my but but the thing about it too like the think abided though was that like uh we were like a year ago i wasn't also resolving i've still not like a year ago i was on my couch like i couldn't afford rent like three years ago or four years ago lovey and i met while we were like like ghost writers and a project that like never made it two tv here's aim like that's why we can celebrate because like yamei see the globe but it is like no we remember each other win like just a couple of years ago one nobody check in for us you know what i mean so it's it's it's like yeah we rose together and now you're like oh my god you you know yes you can see me on hbo yes you can see love your new are comes as low as you can do this yes you can see rug rogerio on tnc but it's like bra five years ago four years ago three cn two years ago grow that wasn't the case oth like the your lists now you're circle of friends.
"magic" Discussed on Ball Girl Magic
"The summer it was a lot of black girl magic that was coinciding with ballgirl magic all summer long in i think we wanted to say this episode to to highlight all the black girl magic at went down deaths far summer 2017 a last year drake had all summer sixteen and i think this all summer seventy was all black girls just kill it it right i i like to cut a highlight all of these women are i think one of the ladies that we're really speaking to me i mean speaking to everybody who had a hotter summer than cardi be car rainy now they have known law hameed mani moolah aiming i got it abac my okay i'm c i mean i love cardi be and i think like first of all i think for a lot of the women when we think black girl magic in the summer black magic in general who's doing it use i feel like the the like connecting characteristic is the authenticity of these women like who is more herself and more real right now than cardi be she she i think that's what makes her so lovable is that there is no there she doesn't try to be anyone else but herself and even as she continues to grow it's completely real and you know literally when cardi be is like otto dance now i make money moves like there is a literal components it is like she was a stripper and he or she is make empower move she's a modern day cinderella you know or a you know and and i i loved when i first like some of this house when i first really started to get to know her.