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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Understanding the Kachinas Of the Native Americans

Many of the Native American culture also revolve around their religious beliefs. In fact, they believe in different sacred spirits. The kachinas are believed to be sacred spirits that represent many aspects of nature.

As a matter of fact, the affairs of each Pueblo town is controlled by the Pueblo priests who conduct elaborate masked rituals which are dedicated to the kachinas. Example, a buffalo kachina may dance in prayer for the abundance of buffalo sources.

The men who usually impersonate the kachinas would dance in the plazas of their Pueblo. They then would usually carve small wooden replicas of the kachina they impersonate and present these to the infants and girls of any ages.

The Hopi call these carved and painted figures as "tihu" while it is known as kachina "doll" for the other Native Americans. Although it is called a "doll", it is not a toy for children, but it is simply a representation of a particular kachina. It is believed that it also has the kachina spirit's power.

Once the kachina doll is presented, it is considered a valued possession and is not treated as a toy. Today, kachina dolls can be a work of art that are given as gifts hoping for a future abundance and health. On the other hand, other people collect different kachina dolls.

Among the popular kachina doll collectible is the crow mother kachina doll which is also available online at

The Indian Headdress

Of the different peoples throughout the world, the Native American Indians are known for their unique feathered headdress. In fact, the feathered war bonnet is only commonly attributed to the Native Americans.

But did you know that not all Native American tribes wore the same kind of headdress? I have even seen a picture of a Native American wearing a wooden headdress.

Two of the most popular Indian headdress are the roach type headdress and the war bonnet. If you have a chance to attend Powwows, you'd be able to see Native Americans wearing either of these.

Before the arrival of the white people on American soil, the Indian tribes could be identified by their headgear. The Omaha Indian warrior wore a roach headdress which are made of deer's tail dyed in color red to depict the honors won by this warrior. This type of headdress was also used by both eastern Indian tribes and plains Indians.

Many braves wore a single feather to signify bravery. The feather may be worn at the back of the head standing upright or placed at the side of the face. However, unlike the Plains tribes, most eastern tribes didn't wear feather.

The Cheyenne Indian wore buffalo horn bonnet during some ceremonies. On the other hand, the best known Indian headdress is the spreading eagle feathered headdress of the Sioux. This headdress is made of feathers, horse hair, cloth, animal horns, or pelts. During the early times, only the Plains Indians wore this headdress. Later, this can also be seen in pictures from Seminoles to the Apache.

Among the Plains Indians, the eagle feather headdress (also known as war bonnet) represents an accumulation of deeds of bravery and services to the tribe. Although originally worn on special occassions, the war bonnet was thought to have medicine or sacred power which can protect the wearer in battle. This war bonnet are commonly worn by the chief of the tribe.

Today, each Indian headdress has become a work of art which bear the pride of the Native American culture. You can see different colorful Indian headdresses worn by Native Americans during special cultural gatherings including Powwows where Native Americans participate in their cultural dance contests.

Today, you too can purchase any affordable Native American Indian collectibles at

Solution To Online Porn Addiction

Solution To Online Porn Addiction

There was once a time when addiction is the subject, it usually means drug addiction only. But today, there are already many forms of addiction which may include sex addiction, gambling addiction, porn addiction, and a lot more.

Pornography is not just limited to print media, but also to the movie industry and even the internet. Accessing the internet anytime of the day for pornographic materials can create a pattern of behavior which can be converted into an addiction.

It has been alarmingly reported by lawyers that over half of the divorces that they have handled were due to one of the spouse's excessive viewing of online pornography.

Because there are no physical withdrawal symptoms that can be elicited if the addict would stop his behavior, there is still an ongoing debate whether "addictive" behaviors such as viewing online pornography should be labelled as such.

Whether you or you know of someone who may be suffering from this compulsive behavior, a treatment is essentially needed for this.

An ebook on online porn addiction was written by Frankie Orlando, a psychology graduate of Virginia Polytechnic and State University. This ebook is entitled Treating an Addiction to Internet Pornography: A Guide for Single People, Married People, and their Spouses. This ebook can help the lifestyle of the porn addict.

Since many victims of porn addiction who try to resolve their addiction problems by themselves result to failure, this ebook should be a very promising solution for them.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Top Selling Romance Ebooks

Top Selling Romance Ebooks

With the advances of technology, you do not just buy a book from a bookstore. You can now buy books right out from your computer through the internet which you can download. These books are in the form of an ebook.

Many subjects can even be chosen these days. These may include romance ebooks, food and recipe ebooks, parenting ebooks, and a lot more.

Among the top selling romance ebooks include the following titles:

1. 500 Lovemaking Tips & Secrets

Does love and romance ignite a passion in you?

Monday, April 28, 2008

Economic Stimulus Tax Rebates Now In Bank Accounts

The US government's issuance of tax rebates is now starting to be deposited by the Internal Revenue Service. For people who will be receiving rebates via direct deposits to their bank accounts, direct deposits will be made based on the last two digits of a taxpayer's Social Security number.

Those who have Social Security numbers ending from 00 to 20 will receive their rebates on their bank account by May 2; those with Social Security numbers ending from 21 to 75 will receive their share by May 9. On the other hand, those who have Social Security numbers ending from 76 to 99 will receive their bank deposits by May 16.

According to the IRS, for those who filed tax returns on time last April 15, 2008, their checks will be mailed by July 11. However, the government's paper checks will start to be released by May 9.

This U.S. government's economic stimulus package is expected to reach 130 million households. The rebates will range from $600 for an individual taxpayer to $1,200 for each couple. While families with children will receive an extra $300 for every child.

According to sources, the IRS have started depositing rebates at 8:30 a.m. EDT Monday (4/28). Their goal is to complete 800,000 direct deposits every day for the first three days.

While this economic stimulus package will help many families of the US in this slowed economy, how each family will use their rebates will certainly differ from each other. Perhaps some families may use it to pay bills, use it to help buy things they have long wanted to have, or use it for health purposes.

Now that money is coming, some people may realize their wish of buying a glutathione accelerator to boost their health. Or maybe they can finally realize their dream of starting to cook healthy with Saladmaster. Isn't that wonderful?

While this economic stimulus package was mainly planned to boost the economic status of every family, maybe some of them may wisely use it to start a small home based business opportunity.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Outstanding Sleep With MaxGXL

It cannot be denied that there are people who just can't sleep. Sleeping disorders do plague the human society. That even includes my wife who feels various uncomfortable issues when sleeping. As a nurse, there was even a time when my wife feared that she may be suffering from sleep apnea.

I am simply writing this article based on what had recently transpired to me an my wife with our encounter with this new food supplement that was introduced to us by a friend. This new food supplement is known as MaxGXL which is marketed by Max International.

My friend informed me that it is an immune booster because it is a glutathione accelerator. He further claims that this supplement was formulated by Dr. Robert Keller, who is a board certified physician in the U.S. As a licensed physician from the Philippines, I don't just easily believe on claims not until I read some clinical reports and studies on any medications or food supplements. Thus, I requested my friend to provide me studies and clinical trial results of Dr. Keller.

Two weeks ago, after I have done my readings on these clinical trials and studies, I told my friend, "Okay, I am willing to make myself a guinea pig. Provide me some samples of this MaxGXL and I'll see for myself if it can be of any good to me." Surely enough, my friend provided me a week's sample. I tried taking it for four successive days, but I did not feel anything. Thus I quit taking it.

About a week ago, my wife had hypertension while at work, thus she had to go to the emergency room where she was examined and treated. Blood work up was also done on her. The ER physician was alarmed with the result of her complete blood count (CBC) because her white blood cell count was quite high although she could not find anything wrong with her other than her hypertension.

I am bit alarmed too because I remember that a year ago, my wife was admitted in a hospital in Glendale and the doctors feared she may be experiencing a beginning stage of leukemia because she also had high white cell count that time. In fact she was even referred to a hematologist for that matter and treated but her WBC count did not really go to normal levels. So with my wife's recent WBC count which is quite high, I am really concerned about her health. Thus, we had her scheduled for check-up with a physician.

While waiting for her doctor's appointment, I advised my wife to try taking this MaxGXL. This might boost her immunity levels. Since I still have three days worth of samples left from the stock that was given to me by my friend, I gave the remaining samples to my wife. After about two days of taking MaxGXL at its recommended dosage, she told me of a positive remark. She felt better, and she thought she slept quite well.

But because my samples were limited, we finally ran out of the supply. Immediately after not taking MaxGXL for a day, my wife told me that she was not sleeping soundly again and there were those body discomforts that she was experiencing before. Because of this, I finally ordered MaxGXL. For three days while we run out of the samples, she felt those body discomforts again and complained that it was really different when she was taking the MaxGXL.

Finally, two days ago, the MaxGXL order I made arrived, thus she started taking the se health supplements again. After one day of taking it, my wife told me she was having a very sound sleep again. She felt very refreshed again when she wakes up in the morning. She says, MaxGXL really gives her a good comfortable sleep.

Another friend of ours made similar claims of having a very sound sleep now that she is also taking MaxGXL. And she has just been taking these health supplements for more than a month now.

I feel that if MaxGXL works for my wife and our friend to give both of them relief from a sleep disorder, these should work for other patients too who may be suffering from sleep disorders too. These may work for you too, so why not give it a try. These supplements deserves further clinical studies by more medical practitioners too. You can learn more of MaxGXL through

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Immune Sytem Supplement

Have you ever heard of the so-called Glutathione accelerator? You can unlock the door to better health and experience a better quality of life with this product. It is marketed under the trade name Max GXL and is distributed by Max International.

According to its package, "Daily living damages your body - even at the cellular level. Oxidative stress is the destructive force at work...and stress, infection, injury and environmental toxins intensify the problem. Max GXL, a scientifically tested supplement, will help your body increase its production of glutathione and allow your cells to function at their optimal level."

My wife has been experiencing joint pains for quite a number of years. But when she tried her initial dose of Max GXL, the following morning when she woke up, she was amazed that it was her first time to wake up without any joint pains from her ankle joints. Although I am very much skeptical with many claims that many food supplements make, this product can probably best be tried as it was formulated by a renowned physician Robert H. Keller, MD, FACS.

Perhaps, of the many health supplements available in the market today, this product may probably be best tested.