Throughout the centuries, there have been many prophecies predicting the end of the world.
Harold Camping, a preacher from Oakland, California USA, predicted that the world would end at 6pm on 21 May 2011. Fortunately, like many predictions before it, this didn’t happen.
Thousands of people believe in the predictions outlined by the Mayan calendar, suggesting an apocalypse on 21st December 2012. Although there is little science to support many predictions, other predictions do have a scientific basis for concern.
Many people in the scientific community believe that humans will follow the fate of the dinosaurs, which were most likely extinct by an asteroid some 65million years ago. Given the Earth’s history, probability suggests that this is the most likely extinction possibility.
The present reality is that accurate asteroid impact predictions are little more than partaking in a space lottery. To quote Donald Rumsfeld; “There are known known’s. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know”.
Clearly, we can’t do much about the unknown unknowns. We can however speculate over the known unknowns. Some people believe that the Earth will be struck by a 20 million tone asteroid named Apotheosis, discovered to be heading for the Earth in 2004.
The Apotheosis asteroid is named after the mythical Egyptian demon God of darkness and destruction and is the size of a 100 storey skyscraper, speeding through space at 28,000 miles/hour (10 times the speed of a bullet). It carries as much energy as ALL the world’s nuclear weapons combined and on the 13th of April 2029, leading scientists suggest it will pass within 23,000 miles of the planet earth; passing beneath our satellites which orbit around the earth.
Alan Roddis, Managing Director of www.gaealimited.com, says, “the same scientists suggest that the precise path of the Apotheosis asteroid is not yet fully known. This leads to speculation that a fraction of a degree calculation error could result in the extinction of human life on Earth”.
Roddis continues, “like many asteroids, Apotheosis may hit our moon and/or fragments of it may burn up in our atmosphere. If we aren’t hit directly, we may be showered by asteroid particles which may contain precious minerals, such as Aquamarine, Quartz and Zoisite”.
One thing is for sure, on the 13th April 2029, we are probably going to get a spectacular display in our skies of colour and intrigue. www.gaealimited.com
Amidst the distressing human tragedy, the impact of recent Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami is having far reaching consequences on the global market.
Just two months after the natural disaster, the devastated Japanese economy, the world’s third largest, has now slid back into recession, with many companies reportedly unable to export goods to sustain overseas production and demand.
This economic slump has had an effect on Japanese gemstone and jewelry production; an industry which is deeply rooted in the countries culture and history.
Alan Roddis, Managing Director of www.gaealimited.com, said, “Japanese people treasure their heirloom and their love for jewelry is shown through gatherings and special occasions. Jewelry produce from Japan is globally accepted for its exquisite quality and use of precious gemstones and metals”.
Roddis continued, “Japan is by far the largest single user of platinum used in their Jewelry and Automotive industries. In 2010, Platinum demand in Japan accounted for nearly one fifth of global platinum auto catalyst demand and 15 percent of world palladium demand”.
In addition to the global slump in Jewelry exports following the March Earthquake, Platinum group metals is under pressure from the mounting political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa; an unrest which is also adding to global economic uncertainty.
“We can see this demand reflected in the recent rise in the price of Gold and Silver. Not many people would have predicted that the price of Silver would have almost double in the last six months”, says Roddis.
The limited availability of precious minerals and natural gemstones will be the next “aftershock” to hit the markets. History shows that in times of global unrest and uncertainty, products which have finite availability develop into value-adding investment opportunities.
With thousands of hand faceted, rare and precious gemstones in stock, G.A.E.A. Limited are well placed to supply global gemstone demand as the next economic shockwave hits the world market. Over the next 12 months the price of rare and unusual gemstones will increase considerably as it is fueled by the increase in gemstone demand, predicts Roddis of www.gaealimited.com
A recent survey conducted by G.A.E.A., has uncovered a new move regarding the most desirable optical qualities of faceted gemstones.
Gemmologists have understood for a long time that each type of gemstone has its own unique visual offering which is either natural or human-induced into the gemstone by expert faceting. While special expert faceting techniques give brilliance and favourable optical impression to the gemstone, the new survey suggests that it is the gemstones natural qualities that are the most intriguing to the modern purchaser.
Out of all the natural gemstone properties, the survey suggests that Labradorescence is highly favoured as it is both captivating and visually fascinating. This new popularity is partly due to the gemstones rarity; gemstones which offer labradorescence are not commercially available in high street stores.
The world stood still on the 5th August 2010, following a cave-in leaving thirty three Chilean miners trapped 2,300 feet (700 metres) underground in a small copper and gold mine.
It wasn't until the 22nd August, when the miners, located near the northern Chilean city of Copiapó, 500 miles (800km) north of Santiago, made contact with the outside world. A note from them simply said, "The 33 of us in the shelter are well."
Over the following days and weeks, food, water and medicine were lowered to the miners until they were safely rescued on the 13th October; nearly 10 weeks after the start of their troubles.
The mind is a very powerful resource. Some people argue that we only use ten percent of our brains capacity, while others argue that we use virtually every part of the brain. Barry Gordon at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA suggests that our brain represents three percent of the body's weight but uses twenty percent of the body's energy.
Our brains therefore require a significant amount of energy to function correctly. It is reasonable to argue that if we starve our brains of energy, our conscious, unconscious and subconscious activities will deteriorate. Equally, if we ensure our brain has sufficient energy, or even an abundance of energy supplied to it, its performance will exceed our expectations. This is partly the theory behind spiritual and esoteric healing; the Chakra and Reiki believes; positive energy improves people’s lives.
It is understood that most of the energy consumed by the brain is for rapid firing of millions of communication neurons. Scientists believe this neuronal firing and communication gives rise to all of the brain's higher functions. The rest of its energy is used for controlling other activities; both unconscious activities, such as heart rate, and conscious ones, such as driving a car.
Rose Quartz is the corner-stone for the heart Chakra. The energy from Rose Quartz is essential to self-fulfilment and inner peace. The pink colour of Rose Quartz is soft and soothing allowing the mineral to comfort and heal wounds the heart has accumulated over time. Faceted Rose Quartz is an excellent mineral for Chakra mediation and metaphysical healing as the intensity of the colour is more pronounced. Ideally, for the best results, the self-healer should use multiple faceted Rose Quartz gemstones.
Alan Roddis, Managing Director of www.gaealimited.com says, "Our beautiful faceted Rose Quartz gemstone necklaces are ideal for Chakra mediation as they can be comfortably held in ones receiving hand and the energy from the Rose Quartz is magnified because of the quantity of faceted gemstones. Furthermore, unlike a Rose Quartz crystal, faceted Rose Quartz gemstone necklaces can be worn in your day to day life, helping to constantly maintain a proper balance of energy flowing to ones heart".
To use Rose Quartz gemstones necklaces in meditation you firstly hold the Rose Quartz gemstone necklace in your receiving hand. Your receiving hand is the opposite hand to which you regularly use; if you are right handed, put the Rose Quartz gemstone necklace in your left. If you are left handed, put the Rose Quartz gemstone necklace in your right hand.
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