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Coinage Offense

As the historians report the coinage offense appeared along with the beginning of coinage stamping. The first counterfeiters illegally stamped the coins of lesser weight. In that way they “spared” such precious metals as gold, silver or platinum.

As the epoch of paper banknotes came the new era of coinage offense broke out. It was characterized by higher amounts of illegally produced currency and larger spread. Coinage offense was typical of both domestic and foreign affairs. There are many examples in the history of the humankind when the large sums of fake money were inserted to the economics of the enemy country before starting aggressive military campaigns. Even the governors couldn’t resist the enticement to become rich by producing the coins and banknotes illegally. For example the British monarch Henry the Sixth used to stamp a whole stock of silver coins in order to enrich his treasury. But these coins were fulfilling their function of exchange for a short time. The protest of the deceived citizens was so powerful that the coinage offense initiated by the king was stopped. The unlucky king was prosecuted.

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Posted by on September 24, 2012 in Social Activities

 

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Bali Religion

One of the Bali peculiarities is the unique religious culture of the native population which is an unusual mixture of Hindu and Buddhism. If you have an opportunity to visit Bali try to watch the religious ceremonies and rituals. Bali people have soaked many customs and traditions of China, India and Malaysia. They also have their own cast system similar to the on the Indian have. Every cast has its own rights and privileges, but on the whole the system is not so strict as in India.

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Posted by on September 22, 2012 in Spirituality

 

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Hypnosis – Enter Your Inner World

Hypnosis is a spiritual practice with a long history though it was not viewed from the scientific point of view till the nineteenth century when this term was introduced into the world of science by James Braid in 1841. However, hypnosis was already used in the ancient times in religious and medical purposes.

Nowadays hypnosis is widely practiced by the psychologists who try to extract some painful memories from a person’s past with the help of it to define the origin of his or her present problems. However, if you do not trust a stranger with your inner world you may perform the procedure of self-hypnosis after making some simple preparations.

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Posted by on September 18, 2012 in Spirituality

 

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Christmas Celebrations in Japan

The Christian traditions may appear to be far more surprising than it may seem at the first sight. The world of Christians may appear to be as diverse as the whole world. And one of the most unusual discoveries may be the Christmas celebration traditions in Japan.

There are a few Christians in Japan, approximately 1 % of the population. The Japanese people are incredible tolerant to the followers of different religions and denominations. Christmas celebrations with decorated fur-trees, bright tinsels and sparkling garlands soon became popular in Japan. The celebrating traditions are liked by all the people but they still remain just a nominal and formal holiday. The laconism and moderation of Japanese art objects and interiors of the houses contrasts with the pompous luxury of Shinto temples. That’s why all the people in Japan like Christmas with its bright read and green decorations. By the way, red is considered to be the color of solemnity and prosperity in Eastern countries.

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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Modern Society

 

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Indigo children

The term refers to children who ostensibly have extraordinary and supernatural abilities. Scientifically it is not proven that those children have any abilities. The term appeared in the 1970s. The idea was developed by Nancy Ann Tappe, Jan Tobber and Lee Carroll. “The Indigo Child is a boy or girl who displays a new and unusual set of psychological attributes, revealing a pattern of behavior generally undocumented before. This pattern has singularly unique factors that call for parents and teachers to change their treatment and upbringing of these kids to assist them in achieving balance and harmony in their lives, and to help them avoid frustration” (Lee Carroll & Jan Tober).

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Posted by on September 10, 2012 in Spirituality

 

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How to Arrange and Choose Plants According to Feng Shui

The ancient Chinese teaching called feng shui is aimed to harmonize the environment where a person lives. In the area where the objects are situated to balance the flows of energy a human is believed to have better mental and physical state. If the furniture, utensils and plants are in never ending positive interaction the fate of such house dwellers will always be well disposed towards them.

There are plants in almost every house. Usually they are situated and arranged in accordance with the preferences of the house owners. But the followers of feng shui suppose that every plant has to be placed in a certain location and only in that way it will have positive effects upon the owner’s health and luck. There should be ill plants in the rooms. One should get rid of such plants immediately as they are considered to store the negative energy. To maintain the constant income of positive powers one should treat his or her plants carefully, which means to clean the leaves from dust, remove the dry yellow leaves and dull flowers and do all these actions with love ad tender attitude.

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Posted by on September 5, 2012 in Spirituality

 

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Top 3 Weirdest Social Networking Websites

Internet is a tiny world. Just take a closer look: here you can find cinemas, banks, and Wikipedia alone works as a local University, let alone social networking websites that can be compared with the cities inhabited with thousands of users of the World Wide Web. Today, we’re going to review some bizarre online societies. To be honest, I’ve spent a lot of time browsing the cyber space and searching for the weirdest social networking sites. There are tons of freaky ones to be found, and it was quite difficult to pick just 3 of them. Nonetheless, I’ve got this job done, so, without the further due, I wanna proudly introduce you top 3 stupidest social networking websites.

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Posted by on September 1, 2012 in News and Events

 

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