Posts tagged ‘stone’

May 11, 2018

The Strange Currency of Yap

by duncanr

while some folk are speculating in cryptocurrencies, on the tiny micronesian island of Yap, folk are still in the stone age – https://tinyurl.com/yb5kmjrr

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November 2, 2017

Sheela-na-gigs

by duncanr

found in western and central europe, but most commonly in Ireland and Scotland, sheela-na-gigs – stone carvings of immodest naked women, legs spread wide to expose their crotch – are a puzzle in terms of their placement and purpose

read more herehttp://tinyurl.com/yar6apbe

February 8, 2017

The Bear on the Hill

by duncanr

514181-stromness-teddy-bear-statuefor 20 years, he’s been sat looking out o’er the waters surrounding the orkney isles off the north coast of Scotland – http://tinyurl.com/hbhh5yj

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May 7, 2015

Sleepy Stone Disturbed

by duncanr
March 3, 2009

The power of suggestion? Or …

by duncanr

A 9-yr old boy, MOHAMMAD Ponari, was playing in a field when he was struck by lightning.

To the amazement of all, he was unhurt

Even more astonishing, when he regained consciousness he found an egg shaped stone on his forehead.

This stone has apparent curative properties and MOHAMMAD Ponari’s reputation as a miracle curer has spread.

Thousands have been turning up each day at his home in Indonesia to be healed – forcing police to intervene to maintain order.

Ponari stopped his healing ministry last week and has been removed to an undisclosed location by the police – anxious to prevent public disorder.

It has been reported that Ponari has now fallen ill himself (through exhaustion?). Strangely, he seems not able to cure himself with his magic stone. A sign of displeasure from the spirit world at Ponari profiting*** from his miracle cures perhaps?

*** as much as 1 billion rupiah ($A120,000) has been raised through a charity box outside his home.

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