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Man and the CosmosOn these pages I want to show you some important spiritual and cultural aspects of life, such as the famous The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (new translations) - Astrology (as important tool for knowing yourself and others and for seeing what is going on in the world today and how that affects you) - Miriam, actress with a mental handicap - Dutch Poems, by Ruth van Rossum - Books I liked (a list of my best liked 100 books) - Sayings (from which we may learn something), and a regular Weblog in Dutch. Some or all of these subjects may be of interest to you.
Clinging to a one sided point of view of life may lead to limitation and so to fundamentalism and extremism, whether in politics, religion or science. As one Spanish philosopher said: one can look at the world through one's own window only, but one will see much more by looking through the windows of others as well.
The subjects (onderwerpen) of this site are listed below.
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SUBJECTS OF THIS SITE:
Click on the following subjects dealt with on this website to get a short summary of them:
Astrology - Omar Khayyam: The Rubaiyat - Sayings by Bob Dylan, myself, others - A person with Down's syndrome - Regular web log in English and Dutch - or go directly to my pages for favorite books and links
OMAR KHAYYAM - THE RUBAIYAT
new translations in English and Dutch
nieuwe vertalingen in Nederlands en Engels
Almost all translations of the Rubaiyat, the collection of the famous quatrains of the Persian poet Omar Khayyam, have been based on a first and well known English translation (or rather rendition), which in my opinion has completely distorted Omar Khayyam's original thoughts and attitude of life. Consequently few people have had the chance to get to know the original ideas and poems. The translations I offer to you in English and Dutch are based on a French translation (see links) from the Persian that really goes to the bottom of what this great Persian philosopher wanted to say and what he has to offer us today. The wisdom of the Rubaiyat, this milestone in world literature and philosophy, is as valid today as it was at the time the quatains were created and I strongly suggest you to get acquainted with the Ruaiyat.
maak een afspraak met mij voor een Astrologische consultatie(persoonlijk gesprek, gesprek per telefoon of contact via email) voor het verkrijgen van een beter begrip van Uw eigen karakter en mogelijkheden en voor een verbetering van Uw relaties.
make an appointment with me for an Astrological consultation(face to face, by telephone, by email) for a better understanding of your character and possibilities and for an improvement of your relationships Contact tel: 0031725153134 or email Hans-Van.Rossum@hetnet.nl
What can astrology mean to you? A number of things; first of all, a consultation with a competent astrologer will bring you more self knowledge and will show you more about your character and "tools" in life, about your future, finances, relationships, how best to react to events. It can help you to take most advantage of your "good" times and how best to act at your "more difficult" periods. And it can explain to you why certain people often will react to you in a certain way, why certain events may repeat itself until you take the right action.
Astrology can also predict world events, trends of the economy or the weather. These are called mundane or weather astrology.
Or elect (choose and suggest) a favorable date for starting something new (for instance a marriage, a company) or for having an operation, changing jobs, etc., which is called election astrology.
Another branch is Horary Astrology, a special system with very exact and clear rules, where questions asked can be replied to. Such questions can be: I lost my passport and have to fly day after tomorrow - where can it be?; My husband has left me - will he come back?, etc. etc.
On the astrology page also more is said about consultations, lessons, birth and transit text programs and software and there is a special page with articles about astrology.
Click here for Astrology pages
New: Horoscope analysis (in Dutch) for Barak Obama
Weblog, Sayings, Books and Poems
WEBLOGA more or less regular column in Dutch on contemporary living and politics in this world by an old man, who tries to understand and explain some facets of daily life, without always succeeding. And who thinks it is sometimes useful to take experiences of older generations into account. Onderwerpen (subjects) zoals Sportbonden, Pensioenfondsen, Premier Rutte, censuur, Reclame, modellen en porno etc. Click here for Column.
SAYINGSof Bob Dylan, Holbrook Jackson, Assagioli, Hertzberg, Ferruchi, Pasteur, Liz Greene, Jeff Green, Richard Bach, Anna Kaijer, Buddha, US Constitution First Amendment, Lao Tzu, Julius Caesar, Albert Camus, Thomas Jefferson, Arnold Toynbee, Johan Cruyff, General Macarthur and others that have struck me one way or another and which I think are still of value today. And some of my own thoughts on living. You may contribute your own by sending them to me. Click here for Sayings.
BOOKS and POEMSA list of about 100 books, which I have found most important in my life and which I hope you will find worth your while also. Click here for Books. and click here for Poems by Ruth van Rossum
A mental handicap, caused by one extra chromosome, but which does not prevent those affected to develop artistic skills, such as becoming an actress in a famous Dutch theater group (Miriam), a musician, a painter or to work in a daycare center for small children or to develop other skills or to just bring some warmth to people they meet. But at the same time these are people that always need to be taken care of.
Click here for Miriam
This website was created 19th February 2003. Since then new pages were/are created and additions to pages are added regularly.
© Hans van Rossum.
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