Half-Moon

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Poised between,
We live in
Tension,
Balanced
In a moment.
All breath
Is a choice.
Every choice,
A decision.
Every decision,
Forever,
Irrevocable.
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Agawela … 03.21.2017
ⓒBearspawprint2017
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Direct Link Immune System And The Brain — Profound Implications For Neurology

 Direct Link Immune System And The Brain – Vessels Found By Antoine Louveau, PhD,
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 09:24 AM PDT
In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. The discovery could have profound implications for diseases from autism to Alzheimer’s to multiple sclerosis.

“Instead of asking, ‘How do we study the immune response of the brain?’ ‘Why do multiple sclerosis patients have the immune attacks?’ now we can approach this mechanistically. Because the brain is like every other tissue connected to the peripheral immune system through meningeal lymphatic vessels,” said Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, professor in the UVA Department of Neuroscience and director of UVA’s Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG). “It changes entirely the way we perceive the neuro-immune interaction. We always perceived it before as something esoteric that can’t be studied. But now we can ask mechanistic questions.”

“We believe that for every neurological disease that has an immune component to it, these vessels may play a major role,” Kipnis said. “Hard to imagine that these vessels would not be involved in a [neurological] disease with an immune component.” …

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Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications

University of Virginia Health System. “Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 1 June 2015. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150601122445.htm>.
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Antoine Louveau, Igor Smirnov, Timothy J. Keyes, Jacob D. Eccles, Sherin J. Rouhani, J. David Peske, Noel C. Derecki, David Castle, James W. Mandell, Kevin S. Lee, Tajie H. Harris, Jonathan Kipnis. Structural and functional features of central nervous system lymphatic vessels. Nature, 2015; DOI: 10.1038/nature14432

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BALANCE — Music Themes

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The Music Theme for this week is BALANCE.
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Magical Maddie has chosen DEATH AND REBIRTH for the next theme.
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THERE IS  BEAUTIFUL BALANCE TO BE FOUND IN AN ECLIPSE
weather-news/total-solar-eclipse-vernal-equinox-spring-new-supermoon

How to watch total solar eclipse on Friday
Astronomers to shed light on space discoveries to mark solar eclipse
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A BALANCED life flows from the heart.
SHE CARRIES THE SKY —  Matriarch  Iroquois  Women’s Songs — Joanne Shenandoah — Rachel Wood — Kalunyaha wi
4min. 58sec.

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The Vernal Equinox is that moment Balanced between sleeping and waking, between winter and spring, between chaos and creation.
Gaia — Faun
6min. 34sec.
2eyesofhorus
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Is a life lived BALANCED on the precipice only an illusion of achievement and security?
PRECIPICE — Battlestar Galactica Season 3 – OST —  Bear McCreary – Battlestar Galactica Orchestra
4min. 55sec.
Galactica Turk
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PRUIT IGOE — KOYAANISQATSI  — Philip Glass
13min.  36sec.
Leandro Da Silva
According to Hopi Dictionary: Hopìikwa Lavàytutuveni, the Hopi word koyaanisqatsi (Hopi pronunciation: [kojɑːnisˈkɑtsi])[22] is defined as “life of moral corruption and turmoil” or “life out of BALANCE”. The prefix koyaanis– means “corrupted” or “chaotic”, and the word qatsi means “life” or “existence”, literally translating koyaanisqatsi as “chaotic life”.
Three Teachings:
“If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster.”
“Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky.”
“A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans.”
Hopi Mythology  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopi_mythology
THE BOOK OF THE HOPI  by Frank WatersOswald White Bear Frederick (Illustrator), Frederica H. Howell (Foreword)
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1044575.Book_of_the_Hopi
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Can BALANCE ever be restored to indigenous populations and lands over run by others?  Should religions, ideologies, dominance, slavery be imposed on others?
ESCAPE TO INDIA — Kundun — Philip Glass
3min. 02 sec.
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Is there a BALANCE between opposing estates in our shared universe? Would there be BALANCE in a universe composed only of light, or would that be balanced by a universe of darkness?  Can such a BALANCE exist beyond our human perceptions?
File:Yin and Yang.svg
According to the Planck mission team, and based on the standard model of cosmology, the total mass–energy of the universe contains 4.9% ordinary matter, 26.8% dark matter and 68.3% dark energy.
Dark Energy, Dark Matter – NASA Science – Science@NASA
Dark matter – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
DARK MATTER  OST — Andries de Haan
3min. 48sec.
    Andries de Haan
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Mimas and Pandora   NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Mimas and Pandora NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Did darkness exist alone before there was light?  Has there always been a  BALANCED chaos of waiting?
DAY ONE DARK –Interstellar OST– Hans Zimmer
6min. 57sec.
EpicJennyni20

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Must we purposefully seek light? Or is it possible for humans to find,  within our human hearts, a BALANCE of darkness and light?
CHASE THE LIGHT – Amaria — Thomas Bergersen
4min. 24sec.
Two Steps From Hell
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JOHNNY WHO REMEMBERS:   Johnny.
MAGICAL MADDIE:  ♪Balance – Music theme
LISA OF THE LIGHT:
WONDERFUL WILLOW:  music-theme-balance -willowdot
EVA:
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Small Prilgrimage

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Wandering
Through
Misty paths
Newly revealed
Receding floods
Ancient bedded
Found roads
Flowing
Some small trace
A hint
You had been
A gracefully
Curved stem
Sinuous in
Falling rain
Flowers early
Blooming
Wilting
Washed away
Tiny seeds nuts
Fruits children
Fallen petals
A mosaic of memory
Shuffled stirred
Forest creatures
Passing
Or lingering
As do we all
Feathers one
Kind and another
Tell stories
Of care
Work of love
Reminders
Turning of cycles
In all directions
Involute
Beloved and lover
Acolyte and wisdom
The nomad migrant
Lives always
Home is shelter
Punishing instruction
Drifting as a
Lost peregrination
Guiding wind touches
Her unseen beauty
Whispering silence
Creating direction
Dispersing time
Covered concealed
By itself
By the fallen
Pages
Eons written
In all colors
Morning sky
Collecting
Among roots
Trees lend voice
To the voiceless
Sharing rain’s song
The language of wind
The silence of knowing
The stillness
Waiting within
Spiraling season’s
Small pilgrimage
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Bear … 02.28.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015
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But We Do Not

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Those without voice
Cry out within our hearts.
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Those who are hidden,
Are within our awareness.
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Those who suffer,
Are our kindest teachers.
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There are those of us who hear,
But we do not listen.
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There are those of us who look,
But we do not see.
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There are those of us who know,
But we allow fear to guide our actions.
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Bear … 02.15.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015

Ascuns ... ⓒBearspawprint2013  08.10.2013

Ascuns … ⓒBearspawprint2013 08.10.2013

Ascuns = Hidden
https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/ascuns-hidden/

Un-Repented Sin

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I am the
Emptiness
Within your gut
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I am your
Hollow
Hunger
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I am your
Un-repented
Sin
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I am your
Annihilating
Death
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Bear … 02.06.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015
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