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Solar storm heads Earth's way after double sun blasts
The Aurora Australis is observed from the International Space Station during a geomagnetic storm on May 29, 2010 (AFP Photo)

Northern lights over Terschelling, Friesland..

Northern lights over Terschelling, Friesland..
(Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands - 27-28 February, 2014)

Northern lights delight Dutch in surprise showing in north and east.

Northern lights delight Dutch in surprise showing in north and east.
Still from timelapse film by Schylgefilm (Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands - 17 Mar 2015)

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"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

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Monday, February 1, 2016

WWI 'spy' Mata Hari brought to life in new Dutch ballet

Yahoo – AFP, Jan Hennop, February 1, 2016

Anna Tsygankova, principal dancer of the Dutch National Ballet, speaks with artistic
 director and choreographer Ted Brandsen during a rehearsal of "Mata Hari", a ballet
based on the life of the alleged Dutch spy and dancer (AFP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand)

Amsterdam (AFP) - Nearly a century after she was shot as an alleged spy, the story of the world's ultimate femme fatale, Mata Hari, is to be staged for the first time as a ballet in her native Netherlands.

"Mata Hari" will open to an already sold-out premiere at the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam on February 6, aiming to bring to life through dance the woman whose name has become synonymous with unbridled sensuality and ultimately, fatal betrayal.

Frisian-born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, known by her stage name Mata Hari, was executed by a French firing squad on October 15, 1917 after being accused of spying for Germany during World War I. She was just 41.

In the years before the war, her daring exotic striptease act had brought her notoriety, fame and adoration and she's widely regarded as one of the world's first-ever exotic dancers.

Her Oriental "sacred dances" act in pre-war Parisian halls pushed the boundaries of the buttoned-down mores of the late Victorian era and often saw her stripping to little more than a bejewelled brassiere and a silk veil -- making her an overnight sensation in the French capital and elsewhere in Europe.

Anna Tsygankova, principal dancer of the Dutch National Ballet, during a costume
 fitting for the "Mata Hari" ballet, which is based on the life of the allleged Dutch
spy and dancer (AFP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand)

'Dramatic ballet'

Now her story is being told "en pointe" for the first time.

"I wanted to make a dramatic ballet... and I was looking for a subject matter to create dance, so there had to be a connection with dance," said Ted Brandsen, Dutch National Ballet director and the show's choreographer.

"Mata Hari was a person who always fascinated me and she was Dutch. A lot of people actually don't know that," Brandsen told AFP.

The idea of creating a major new ballet began four years ago -- and when Brandsen shared his plans with two-time Grammy-nominated British composer Tarik O'Regan, it all came to life.

More than 60 dancers will perform during the two-hour production featuring a kaleidoscope of experiences from Mata Hari's life.

Much of the ballet is set in Paris, where she kept a string of lovers said to include famous Italian composer Giacomo Puccini.

"Much like Mata Hari had a fast-paced life, so do we want to tell her story in a fast-paced way on stage," said Brandsen.

Richly complementing the dance, is a wardrobe of more than 300 lavish costumes designed by Francois-Noel Cherpin -- who began working on the designs three years ago.

Anna Tsygankova, principal dancer of the Dutch National Ballet, performs during
 a rehearsal of "Mata Hari", a ballet based on the life of the Dutch spy and dancer
(AFP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand)

Deep inside the company's building next to the Amstel River, Brandsen and his co-producers are hard at work.

Principle dancer, Russian ballerina Anna Tsygankova, glided effortlessly through rehearsals to which AFP was given special access.

"To touch upon her life story is a great opportunity for me to get to know Mata Hari better," Tsygankova, who trained at the Bolshoi ballet, told AFP between sessions.

"She is an enigma to me. Who can say for sure? Was she just a dancer? Was she really a spy, or perhaps a victim of her circumstances?"

Exotic dancer

After a rancorous divorce from a Dutch officer in the colonial army left Zelle penniless, she fled to Paris in 1904 to start a new life.

There she quickly reinvented herself as "Mata Hari", an Indonesian word for "Eye of the Day" and adopted Javanese dancing in an erotic act that often left little to the imagination.

Fame of her "exotic beauty" quickly spread across Europe and almost overnight she became a celebrity, who also raised eyebrows for her many affairs.

"She went to Paris and completely reinvented herself. That idea is what intrigues me about her," said Brandsen.

"She became comparable to somebody like Madonna, or Lady Gaga today. She became famous very quickly," he said.

By 1914 however her popularity was waning and she found herself in Berlin when war broke out.

Anna Tsygankova, principal dancer of the Dutch National Ballet, performs during
 a rehearsal of "Mata Hari", a ballet based on the life of the Dutch spy and dancer
(AFP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand)

She was recruited by the Germans to spy on France and Britain. But today it is widely believed she never really took the deadly business of spying seriously, but rather agreed because of the money -- and the glamour.

After trying to reach the front to meet a young Russian officer, her lover at the time, Mata Hari was arrested by a French officer and charged with being a double agent.

On a cold October morning she was shot in the Parisian suburb of Vincennes.

Her iconic status as the ultimate femme fatale was cemented in 1931 when Swedish actress Greta Garbo played her in the film "Mata Hari".

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