Saturday, June 17, 2006

Anxiety healing

By the same author as the book below, here is an excellent article on stress and anxiety.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Contest, win an e-book!

I consider EmoTrance to be surely the most important spiritual breakthrough this millennium so far.
If you are already aware of the older technology EFT (, then EmoTrance is the next step.
It is not so much a therapy as it is a whole, workable philosophy about how to handle the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle!) energies surrounding us and our bodies, which have huge impact on our emotions and lives. The philosophy has changed my life in a few weeks.
So I have contacted Silvia Hartmann, the inventor and the author, and purchased twenty licences to distribute her book Oceans of Energy in e-book form, a 40-dollar value, to selected readers.
What you have to do to enter the draw is write in an email a couple sentences on what you like best in this blog (to give me feedback for future developments), and answer this question in one sentence: What is EmoTrance? (to make sure the winners are people who will actually read the book).
The winners get notice directly. Deadline is June 30.

King Kong

If nothing else proves an ecclectic taste, this will: a rave review of Dangerous Liaisons, followed by a rave review of King Kong!

Once is a while I get to say it: Fantastic visuals, and a gripping story.

I am not done with the film yet, but the sequence where Kong fights the T-rexes for WhazFace was just so astonishing I had to blog something. Seriously. I can't begin to fathom the kind of work going into making something like that.

I only saw it now because I can't sit three hours in a cinema these days. And further delayed by the film being in great demand at my online DVD rental service. So I finally just broke down and bought it.

Update: I am watching the extensive making-of documentaries on the second disc, and it is certainly not less impressive. The miniature they made of the ship Venture, for instance, is fantastic. And they recorded around 50,000 different sound effects for the movie!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

"Dangerous Liaisons", movie review

Dangerous Liaisons

I am not often very interested in stories taking place in pre-industrial times. I like technology too much, and I find that human interactions without even a telephone are just too limited. But there are exceptions, for instance Dangerous Liaisons, which is just a wonderful story.

It is based on a novel of the same title written and taking place in France before the revolution, in the highly decadent upper class society. The same story was filmed at the same time in another very good movie, Valmont.

Apart from beautiful cinematography and great acting, the story is gripping and has wonderful characters, particularly the two main characters (played by Glenn Close and John Malkovich) who are perhaps the best nasty characters in any story ever. They are just really slimy. And yet they they can feel love and regret, which of course are weaknesses in really nasty people, and this leads to their downfall.

Having Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman as some of their innocent victims does not hurt either. (Warning, if you don't like the prospect of Uma Thurman topless, don't watch this one.)

It was many years since I saw it in the cinema, I was curious if it held up. It did. Warmly recommended.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

A cup?

When I go to Google today, there is mention, very prominently, of some "World Cup". Apparently I am supposed to know what that is.