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In response to the September 11 tragedies, twenty Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery constructed a sand mandala (sacred painting) at the Sackler in 2002. This seven-foot-square mandala, one of the largest ever created in the West, was offered for the healing and protection of America.

Learn more about this project and Tibetan mandalas. 

(via smithsonianlibraries)

I found a wonderful website with a lot of old botanical illustration about fauna and flora from the indian ocean, there is also a lot of old pictures from the colonial period. That’s perfect when you lack inspiration!

http://www.ihoi.org/app/photopro.sk/ihoi_icono/

The wonderful Moebius’ designs for the movie Dune, from the Author Frank Herbert.

It was one of my first Sci-Fi books, I litteraly devoured it. And 13 years later, I listening it again , and it’s absolutely amazing.

"You’ve heard of animals chewing off a leg to escape a trap? There’s an animal kind of trick. A human would remain in the trap, endure the pain, feigning death that he might kill the trapper and remove a threat to his kind.

Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, testing Paul Atreides with the Gom Jabbar.

Maasaki sasamoto