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Famous Psychic Mediums – Supernatural Household Names

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There have been many famous psychic mediums over the last hundred years, all were of course very popular and thought after for readings, but all were also very controversial as well as being talented intuitive in their relevant fields.

One of the least known, yet most impressive mediums was named Leonora Piper, and lived and practiced at the end of the 19th century. She remains to this day one of the most scientifically studied, analyzed, poked and prodded medium in the history of parapsychology research. While the passage of time has relegated her name to the great pile of unknowns in our present, modern day society, she had a greater impact in the study of survival research (the study of life continuing after bodily death) than just about any other individual psychic reader on record.

One of the most salient and convincing aspects of her skills and talents were not just the startling revelations she would share while in a trance state, but also – her own refusal to monetize or brag about her skills. Ms. Piper remained as curious about her talents as those who traveled vast distances to study her, never herself even sure as to what was happening (or what she was revealing to a shocked audience) while in her trance.

Leonora Piper and the readings she led to one of the scientists dedicated to exposing her as a fraud (Frederick Meyers) to do a complete about face in his skeptical beliefs, and write the seminal work on life after death – "Humanity and it's Survival of Bodily Death ", in which he outlined his new theories on the soul and it's evolution beyond this world.

Today, we see mediums like Sylvia Brown, John Edwards, George Anderson and many others fill the airways with their prognostics about the lives (and deaths) of people who travel from near and far to see them. Many look to these types of readings as a lifeline to loved ones who are no longer with us.

Others look at the very same mediums and their readings as opportunistic and exploitative in that they can be very expensive, and often seemingly take advantage of people who will give anything for another opportunity to "talk" to a lost loved one.

Everyone needs to make their own decision on this – my feeling is, I DO believe in the continuation of consciousness, have HAD my own experiences of the same, but WOULD NOT be comfortable charging five hundred dollars an hour to someone who needs to REINFORCE their belief that they will indeed see their loved ones again. I would simply recommend that ANYONE who wants to learn the very same skills, do so – as they exist within us all.

Famous Men, Who Were Aries

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Here is a list of top 10 famous men, who were Aries, but before that we would like to brief you about how an Aries man is in general. This will make it easier for you relate to the lives of the men as discussed below. An Aries man usually is an energetic and at the same time an impulsive man. They have an organized thought process, yet are passionate. The most interesting aspect of an Aries man is that he wants to conquer his own fears as he is scared in one way or the other. This lends them a unique strength of character which in turn helps them achieve success.

Adolf Hitler ­- This German dictator who changed history is an Aries man who had indoctrinated a whole nation at one point of time. His staunch beliefs, charisma, and the power of oration made him a distinct man in its own ways. He is still regarded as the greatest leaders of the world.

Al Gore – Albert Arnold “Al” Gore, Jr. was the 45th Vice President of the U.S.A. This Democrat is an environmentalist along with being a politician. This Harvard graduate has played multiple roles in his life which includes a stint in the military, journalist, and later he joined active politics.

David Blaine – David Blaine White is an illusionist and is definitely the most well known endurance artists of the U.S. He compared to Harry Houdini and in fact he is quite an admired magician.

Eric Clapton -Eric Patrick Clapton is a man of several talents that include song writing, singing, and playing the guitar. His journey from The Yardbirds to being Eric Clapton was definitely that not easy. However with sheer hard work and the immeasurable talent certainly paved way to get through many difficulties.

Hugh Hefner – Hugh Marston “Hef” Hefner is one of the most famous publishers of all time. His magazine line called “Playboy” was one of its kind back in the early 1950’s. The year was 1953 that he distinctly remembers was the year when he raised money with furniture mortgage and a few investors to start up this adult magazine which was going to stun the world!

Henry James – Henry Jamesis a notable American writer of the 19th century who is popular for his imagery. Since he had been shuttling between Europe and the United States, he had experienced many exceptional things. He had given those experiences the flights of fantasy and spun words around them creating a make belief that his novels constantly expressed.

Kofi Annan – Kofi Atta Annan is an eminent personality who needs no introduction at all. This politician from Ghana had been the 7th Secretary General of the United Nations. This is not all about him as he has received the most prestigious award that anyone can think of which is the Nobel Prize in the year 2001 for peace. His contribution to the community is immense which is why he is respected by people all across world.

Larry Page – Lawrence”Larry” Page is an American entrepreneur and a computer genius. He is the co-founder of the famous search engine called Google win joint collaboration with Sergey Brin. He has shown how no idea is small and there is nothing called impossible. He was the youngest entrepreneur at a time and his labor that went into Google has transformed it into one of the trendiest search engines.

Pope Benedict XVI – Born as Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger in Germany, is the religious head of the Catholic Church. His papacy started in 2005 and he is quite an influential man in the Vatican. His fundamentals rest in teaching salvation and God’s unrestraint love for us. His charitable works have always been the topic of discussion and inspiration.

Tommy Hilfiger – Thomas Jacob “Tommy” Hilfiger is the final name that we can come up with among so many names. He is a renowned fashion designer who has become a brand that has been accepted as one the best brands worldwide. The brand has everything right from watches, bags, clothes, shoes to spectacles. This name has become a major brand name these days and there no doubts about it.

The reason why we have incorporated all these names has special relevance that you will notice once you recall their life stories. These men have lived up to the expectations of many and proven to be true Aries in a positive manner.

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5 Famous Quotes About Life

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Most people have heard them, and you’ve even probably used a couple of them yourself. People use them as their statuses on social web pages as well as wear t-shirts and drink out of coffee mugs that display them. Quotes about life are some of the most popular and well-liked pieces of literature known to man. People can relate to quotes about life because they have real meaning.

1. “The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets after the hell is over” – Ernest Hemingway

There are a lot of individuals who can relate to this quote. Oftentimes, life tends to become overwhelming and we are blinded by the bad things that are happening, but through our experience, we have learned that circumstances are always changing and that things always get better – eventually. Sometimes you just have to wait until the storm has passed and undergo certain trials and tribulations in life in order to learn your lesson. Once the storm has passed, everything is as it was, and sometimes calmer and better than before. It’s just a matter of time and waiting.

2. “It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts” – Adlai Stevenson

This quote coincides with the term, “quantity versus quality”. It’s a great quote because of the truth it holds about life. A person can live 100 years, but if those 100 years have no meaning or quality, they’re simply useless. Living without happiness or feeling is just about as wonderful as being dead because there is nothing happening and you’re not making it happen. If an individual were to only live 18 years, but those 18 years were better than another person’s 100 years, then he’s had a good life.

3. “Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by so quickly you hardly catch it going” – Tennessee Williams

This quote is a good example of how short life is. You live, but during the process of living, you can barely take hold of the things that are happening in front of you because the present moment goes by so quickly. When it’s over, it’s just another memory, but for those who truly enjoy life, it’s another memory they hold dear to their hearts. Sometimes, life is full of unpleasant and bad memories. No matter what form the memories present themselves, they are undoubtedly a learning experience.

4. “Sometimes I wish life had a fast-forward button” – Dan Chopin

Why is this quote so good? Because it describes the exact thoughts and feelings of just about everyone at some point or another. Life is full of times which most of us do not want to have to endure. One of the greatest examples is during work or a tragedy. Work is something that most people cannot avoid, and although they have to go to make a living, most individuals would agree that it would be nice to have a fast forward button. The same goes for tragic situations. There are just some things in life that are too unpleasant to deal with. Unfortunately, people must go through a series of ups and downs and live through all of it.

5. “Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety” – Aesop

In life, it’s all about getting out and making something of ourselves. People can’t simply expect everything to be handed to them on a silver platter. It is up to us to get out and do something about our circumstances in order to ensure we live great lives and are looked at as admirable individuals when it’s all over. For some people, that’s hard to do. You can’t become someone of significance if you are scared of everything. To become truly satisfied with yourself and your life, you must step outside of your comfort zone and not be afraid to live.

The majority of these quotes you can probably relate to. Most people have a pretty good understanding of the meaning of these famous life quotes. Chances are, you’ll continue to see some of them repeatedly throughout life, and maybe even choose to use a few of them yourself as you go along. Nevertheless, they are meaningful and a great reminder of some of the real truths in life.

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5 Famous Quotes About Life

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Most people have heard them, and you’ve even probably used a couple of them yourself. People use them as their statuses on social web pages as well as wear t-shirts and drink out of coffee mugs that display them. Quotes about life are some of the most popular and well-liked pieces of literature known to man. People can relate to quotes about life because they have real meaning.

1. “The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets after the hell is over” – Ernest Hemingway

There are a lot of individuals who can relate to this quote. Oftentimes, life tends to become overwhelming and we are blinded by the bad things that are happening, but through our experience, we have learned that circumstances are always changing and that things always get better – eventually. Sometimes you just have to wait until the storm has passed and undergo certain trials and tribulations in life in order to learn your lesson. Once the storm has passed, everything is as it was, and sometimes calmer and better than before. It’s just a matter of time and waiting.

2. “It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts” – Adlai Stevenson

This quote coincides with the term, “quantity versus quality”. It’s a great quote because of the truth it holds about life. A person can live 100 years, but if those 100 years have no meaning or quality, they’re simply useless. Living without happiness or feeling is just about as wonderful as being dead because there is nothing happening and you’re not making it happen. If an individual were to only live 18 years, but those 18 years were better than another person’s 100 years, then he’s had a good life.

3. “Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by so quickly you hardly catch it going” – Tennessee Williams

This quote is a good example of how short life is. You live, but during the process of living, you can barely take hold of the things that are happening in front of you because the present moment goes by so quickly. When it’s over, it’s just another memory, but for those who truly enjoy life, it’s another memory they hold dear to their hearts. Sometimes, life is full of unpleasant and bad memories. No matter what form the memories present themselves, they are undoubtedly a learning experience.

4. “Sometimes I wish life had a fast-forward button” – Dan Chopin

Why is this quote so good? Because it describes the exact thoughts and feelings of just about everyone at some point or another. Life is full of times which most of us do not want to have to endure. One of the greatest examples is during work or a tragedy. Work is something that most people cannot avoid, and although they have to go to make a living, most individuals would agree that it would be nice to have a fast forward button. The same goes for tragic situations. There are just some things in life that are too unpleasant to deal with. Unfortunately, people must go through a series of ups and downs and live through all of it.

5. “Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety” – Aesop

In life, it’s all about getting out and making something of ourselves. People can’t simply expect everything to be handed to them on a silver platter. It is up to us to get out and do something about our circumstances in order to ensure we live great lives and are looked at as admirable individuals when it’s all over. For some people, that’s hard to do. You can’t become someone of significance if you are scared of everything. To become truly satisfied with yourself and your life, you must step outside of your comfort zone and not be afraid to live.

The majority of these quotes you can probably relate to. Most people have a pretty good understanding of the meaning of these famous life quotes. Chances are, you’ll continue to see some of them repeatedly throughout life, and maybe even choose to use a few of them yourself as you go along. Nevertheless, they are meaningful and a great reminder of some of the real truths in life.

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His Most Famous Painting – Elegy to the Spanish Republic – Robert Motherwell

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Robert Motherwell was a young American 'Abstract Expressionist' painter, printer, collage maker, and author. The creator of glorious series, "Elegy to the Spanish Republic," Motherwell was born in Aberdeen, Washington, 1915. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the Stanford University, California. For a short period, he also studied painting at the California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco. At the Raymond Duncan Gallery of Paris, Motherwell had his first solo exhibition. Later, Robert took up painting as his full time job, in Greenwich. Here, he met 'Abstract' artists Jackson Pollock and William Baziotes. Robert's creative experiences were not only limited to painting, but also extended to collages. He displayed his artwork at the Art of this Century Gallery and participated at the New York's Museum of Modern Art.

All said and done, his "Elegy to the Spanish Republic" series is his hugely, rather most known and expected works of all. The title is a collective name to include over 150 oil paintings and numerous sketches & drawings. The main theme of this series was the Spanish Civil War, which illuminated the lives of more than 7,00,000 people. "Elegy to the Spanish Republic" is a commemoration of human suffering in the three-year battle of the Spanish Civil War.

Motherwell's masterpiece first appeared in 1948 in a pen and ink drawing. Later, in 1949, Motherwell made a small painting "At five in the afternoon," indebted to Spanish playwright and poet Federico Garcia Lorca's poem with the same title. Lorca was killed in the Spanish War. Then in 1950, the artist titled his Milestone work as "Elegy to the Spanish Republic." The artist had explained the reason behind the title and said, 'Making an Elegy is like building a temple, an altar, a ritual place … Unlike the rest of my work, the Elegies are, for the most part, public statements. The Elegies reflect the internationalist in me, interested in the historical forces of the twenty century, with strong feelings about the conflicting forces in it. "

Robert Motherwell was also known to use turpentine with paint, which creates a shadow effect. He encompassed this 'Symbolism' in his most famous series, "Elegy to the Spanish Republic." Through his paintings, he endorsed black as a symbol of death and white as life. The monoliths were represented as mausoleum and ovals as living forms. Critics believe that Motherwell's Elegances were interesting, as it is earliest of the elegies to have used acrylic paint, Magma, which retains its intensity even when thinned.

Apart from painting, Motherwell was a lucid writer too. In 1958, he married Helen Frankenthaler. Over the next 30 years, he continued to develop his style and technical understanding, and created over 200 editions. Robert Motherwell died on July 16, 1991.

Famous Beards: Do People Become Known Because of Their Famous Beards?

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This is a crazy world we live in today. People become famous for many reasons. Some are huge and deserve recognition. Fame garnered from an act of bravery or some esteemed position or benevolence seems like an honor well-earned. On the other hand, some reasons that people become famous seem quite silly or even petty. Could famous beards be one of them?

On the seemingly well-deserved side we have reasons like: war heroes, presidents, Nobel Peace Prize winners, etc. Then we have the more mundane but worthy people like singers, actors, authors, athletes and a whole bunch more famous for something. Then we come to things like serial killers, just plain outlaws, some guy in a YouTube video and people who invent useless things like the “Pet Rock” that make the national and even the global news.

It’s clear that we people bestow fame on many people for many different reasons. The real question at hand is: Do people become known because of their famous beards. It may seem silly. But just hearing the words famous beards probably conjured up images of certain people in your mind. Well let’s discuss some people who are known because of their beards.

Before we get too far we should define what a beard is. It is a collection of facial hair found on the chin, cheeks, neck and the jaw area. It generally does not include hair in the area of the upper lip. However, in a broad sense facial hair on the upper lip is considered part of a beard or beard style. Generally only adult males have or desire to have beards. Some women have been known to have excessive facial hair growth, such as the bearded lady in the circus.

So when you first hear the words “famous beards” what images come to mind? Here are some of the most common men named:

Jesus Christ has been respected and acknowledged all these years as our Savior and Redeemer. While we don’t have any photographs of him, the pictures that we generally see of Him show Him with a beard. If you saw a painting of Jesus without a beard would you recognize who the artist was depicting in the painting?

Leonardo Da Vinci is another famous bearded man. He is known as a painter of some of the most famous works like the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. He was also a sculptor, inventor and architect. What would this famous Renaissance man look like without his beard?

Abraham Lincoln often donned a curtain beard with no mustache. He was one of America’s great presidents. But would you recognize him without his beard? Even the statue of Honest Abe at the Lincoln Memorial shows him with his beard and stovepipe hat.

Santa Claus is also known by many other names. The legend says that this fictional character is fashioned after a real man known as St. Nicolas. In any case everyone knows that Santa Claus has a full white beard. He is probably the next well-known character next to Jesus. His beard is famous and he is famous. The two are inseparable. Mrs. Claus wouldn’t even know Santa without his beard.

If these examples don’t convince you, then consider Brian Wilson. He is a modern major league baseball pitcher who grew a full black beard that has really created his image. His fan’s mantra is “Fear the Beard”. Again we can ask what would he look like without his beard? Who would recognize him? I submit to you that he would not be Brian Wilson without his famous beard.

Many people from way back to today are known because of their beards. Some may argue that their real claim to fame is their achievements and contribution to mankind and society, and that their famous beards just make it easy for others to remember and describe them. I guess everyone needs to answer for themselves: Does the beard make the man?

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Famous French Quotes and Their American Counterparts

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The relationship between France and the United States has often been strained, with one side often criticizing the other over some perceived cultural deficiency. In recent history, certain popular elements in the United States have taken to labelling France as a nation of wimps as a result of France not backing the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. France, in turn, has accused the United States of being aggressive and arrogant. However, a quick read of some of the most well-known French quotes will show that France and the U.S. actually have many similarities in thought and view things the same way. Here is a sampling: you be the judge.

Renard (French) has been quoted:
“La vérité vaut bien qu’on passe quelques années sans la trouver.”
This is translated into English as “Truth is more valuable if it takes you a few years to find it.” Although we do not have the exact equivalent in English, we do have the idea that if something comes too easy, it’s easy to take for granted.

As a mirror of what is considered the “Protestant work ethic”, consider this quote from the great French writer and philosopher Voltaire: “Le travail éloigne de nous trois grands maux: l’ennui, le vice et le besoin.”
In English: “Work delivers us from three great evils: boredom, vice and want.” Don’t we in the United States hold similar values regarding work?

And in this quote from Banville, we see what we think is the very American idea that it’s good to take risks, because “nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
In French, “Et ceux qui ne font rien ne se trompent jamais.” The English translation is “Those who never do anything can never do anything wrong.”
This quote is a good indication that the French probably place similar values on getting out of one’s comfort zone and just going for it, whether or not you are sure of the outcome and even if you are scared to do so. Doesn’t sound so wimpy to me!

And finally, in a takeoff of our glorified American who “…marches to the beat of a different drummer,” Roland has been quoted as saying “Le monde appelle fous ceux qui ne sont pas fous de la folie commune.” This is translated as “Mad are labelled those who do not take part in the common madness.” If that’s not a call for individuals to follow their hearts and do what’s right, something Americans place a very high value on, I don’t know what is.

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5 Famous Quotes About Life

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Most people have heard them, and you’ve even probably used a couple of them yourself. People use them as their statuses on social web pages as well as wear t-shirts and drink out of coffee mugs that display them. Quotes about life are some of the most popular and well-liked pieces of literature known to man. People can relate to quotes about life because they have real meaning.

1. “The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets after the hell is over” – Ernest Hemingway

There are a lot of individuals who can relate to this quote. Oftentimes, life tends to become overwhelming and we are blinded by the bad things that are happening, but through our experience, we have learned that circumstances are always changing and that things always get better – eventually. Sometimes you just have to wait until the storm has passed and undergo certain trials and tribulations in life in order to learn your lesson. Once the storm has passed, everything is as it was, and sometimes calmer and better than before. It’s just a matter of time and waiting.

2. “It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts” – Adlai Stevenson

This quote coincides with the term, “quantity versus quality”. It’s a great quote because of the truth it holds about life. A person can live 100 years, but if those 100 years have no meaning or quality, they’re simply useless. Living without happiness or feeling is just about as wonderful as being dead because there is nothing happening and you’re not making it happen. If an individual were to only live 18 years, but those 18 years were better than another person’s 100 years, then he’s had a good life.

3. “Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by so quickly you hardly catch it going” – Tennessee Williams

This quote is a good example of how short life is. You live, but during the process of living, you can barely take hold of the things that are happening in front of you because the present moment goes by so quickly. When it’s over, it’s just another memory, but for those who truly enjoy life, it’s another memory they hold dear to their hearts. Sometimes, life is full of unpleasant and bad memories. No matter what form the memories present themselves, they are undoubtedly a learning experience.

4. “Sometimes I wish life had a fast-forward button” – Dan Chopin

Why is this quote so good? Because it describes the exact thoughts and feelings of just about everyone at some point or another. Life is full of times which most of us do not want to have to endure. One of the greatest examples is during work or a tragedy. Work is something that most people cannot avoid, and although they have to go to make a living, most individuals would agree that it would be nice to have a fast forward button. The same goes for tragic situations. There are just some things in life that are too unpleasant to deal with. Unfortunately, people must go through a series of ups and downs and live through all of it.

5. “Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety” – Aesop

In life, it’s all about getting out and making something of ourselves. People can’t simply expect everything to be handed to them on a silver platter. It is up to us to get out and do something about our circumstances in order to ensure we live great lives and are looked at as admirable individuals when it’s all over. For some people, that’s hard to do. You can’t become someone of significance if you are scared of everything. To become truly satisfied with yourself and your life, you must step outside of your comfort zone and not be afraid to live.

The majority of these quotes you can probably relate to. Most people have a pretty good understanding of the meaning of these famous life quotes. Chances are, you’ll continue to see some of them repeatedly throughout life, and maybe even choose to use a few of them yourself as you go along. Nevertheless, they are meaningful and a great reminder of some of the real truths in life.

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His Most Famous Painting – Elegy to the Spanish Republic – Robert Motherwell

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Robert Motherwell was a young American 'Abstract Expressionist' painter, printer, collage maker, and author. The creator of glorious series, "Elegy to the Spanish Republic," Motherwell was born in Aberdeen, Washington, 1915. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the Stanford University, California. For a short period, he also studied painting at the California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco. At the Raymond Duncan Gallery of Paris, Motherwell had his first solo exhibition. Later, Robert took up painting as his full time job, in Greenwich. Here, he met 'Abstract' artists Jackson Pollock and William Baziotes. Robert's creative experiences were not only limited to painting, but also extended to collages. He displayed his artwork at the Art of this Century Gallery and participated at the New York's Museum of Modern Art.

All said and done, his "Elegy to the Spanish Republic" series is his hugely, rather most known and expected works of all. The title is a collective name to include over 150 oil paintings and numerous sketches & drawings. The main theme of this series was the Spanish Civil War, which illuminated the lives of more than 7,00,000 people. "Elegy to the Spanish Republic" is a commemoration of human suffering in the three-year battle of the Spanish Civil War.

Motherwell's masterpiece first appeared in 1948 in a pen and ink drawing. Later, in 1949, Motherwell made a small painting "At five in the afternoon," indebted to Spanish playwright and poet Federico Garcia Lorca's poem with the same title. Lorca was killed in the Spanish War. Then in 1950, the artist titled his Milestone work as "Elegy to the Spanish Republic." The artist had explained the reason behind the title and said, 'Making an Elegy is like building a temple, an altar, a ritual place … Unlike the rest of my work, the Elegies are, for the most part, public statements. The Elegies reflect the internationalist in me, interested in the historical forces of the twenty century, with strong feelings about the conflicting forces in it. "

Robert Motherwell was also known to use turpentine with paint, which creates a shadow effect. He encompassed this 'Symbolism' in his most famous series, "Elegy to the Spanish Republic." Through his paintings, he endorsed black as a symbol of death and white as life. The monoliths were represented as mausoleum and ovals as living forms. Critics believe that Motherwell's Elegances were interesting, as it is earliest of the elegies to have used acrylic paint, Magma, which retains its intensity even when thinned.

Apart from painting, Motherwell was a lucid writer too. In 1958, he married Helen Frankenthaler. Over the next 30 years, he continued to develop his style and technical understanding, and created over 200 editions. Robert Motherwell died on July 16, 1991.

Famous Psychic Mediums – Supernatural Household Names

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There have been many famous psychic mediums over the last hundred years, all were of course very popular and thought after for readings, but all were also very controversial as well as being talented intuitive in their relevant fields.

One of the least known, yet most impressive mediums was named Leonora Piper, and lived and practiced at the end of the 19th century. She remains to this day one of the most scientifically studied, analyzed, poked and prodded medium in the history of parapsychology research. While the passage of time has relegated her name to the great pile of unknowns in our present, modern day society, she had a greater impact in the study of survival research (the study of life continuing after bodily death) than just about any other individual psychic reader on record.

One of the most salient and convincing aspects of her skills and talents were not just the startling revelations she would share while in a trance state, but also – her own refusal to monetize or brag about her skills. Ms. Piper remained as curious about her talents as those who traveled vast distances to study her, never herself even sure as to what was happening (or what she was revealing to a shocked audience) while in her trance.

Leonora Piper and the readings she led to one of the scientists dedicated to exposing her as a fraud (Frederick Meyers) to do a complete about face in his skeptical beliefs, and write the seminal work on life after death – "Humanity and it's Survival of Bodily Death ", in which he outlined his new theories on the soul and it's evolution beyond this world.

Today, we see mediums like Sylvia Brown, John Edwards, George Anderson and many others fill the airways with their prognostics about the lives (and deaths) of people who travel from near and far to see them. Many look to these types of readings as a lifeline to loved ones who are no longer with us.

Others look at the very same mediums and their readings as opportunistic and exploitative in that they can be very expensive, and often seemingly take advantage of people who will give anything for another opportunity to "talk" to a lost loved one.

Everyone needs to make their own decision on this – my feeling is, I DO believe in the continuation of consciousness, have HAD my own experiences of the same, but WOULD NOT be comfortable charging five hundred dollars an hour to someone who needs to REINFORCE their belief that they will indeed see their loved ones again. I would simply recommend that ANYONE who wants to learn the very same skills, do so – as they exist within us all.