The AMZ Ring

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This image has been apart of Alternative Mindz for 14 years now and we always get ask what does the tri yin yang stand for?

well let us tell you

its based on the Chinese philosophy of the Yin and yang

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which is a basic polar opposites yin is dark (shady place) and yang is light (sunny place)

or simply Good and Evil

but the Tri Yin Yang is based on

Korea’s Sam-Taegeuk

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it represents Heaven, Man and Earth

Ours is alittle bit more of the understanding that life is filled of Black and White and Gray. there is good and evil, but most of us are in that gray area.

the halo ring around it was to make it our own (can we say trademarked)

Heath Ledger (April 4, 1979 – January 22, 2008) R.I.P

Ledger was found dead in his fourth floor apartment at 421 Broome Street in SoHo NYC from what appears to be an overdose. Ledger was engaged to actress Michelle Williams, whom he met on the set of Brokeback Mountain. Their daughter, Matilda Rose, was born on October 28, 2005 in New York City. The child’s godparents are Ledger’s Brokeback costar Jake Gyllenhaal and Williams’ Dawson’s Creek castmate Busy Phillips.

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On July 21, 2006, Ledger was officially confirmed to play iconic comic book villain The Joker in The Dark Knight, the sequel to the 2005 film Batman Begins, opposite fellow I’m Not There star Christian Bale. The film is set to debut on July 18, 2008.

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we send our deepest regret  to the family and friends of ledger

Journey Man

Journey Man

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The series centers around Dan Vasser, a newspaper reporter living with his wife Katie and young son Zack in San Francisco. For an unknown reason, one day he begins jumping backward in time. He soon learns that each series of jumps follows the life of a person whose destiny he seems meant to change. Dan’s jumping affects his family life and his job, and instills suspicion in his brother Jack, a police detective. While in the past, Dan reconnects with his ex-fiancée, Livia, whom he had believed was killed in a plane crash but is actually a traveler like him.

Dan’s “shifts” through time occur seemingly at random. The only indication he has to an oncoming jump is a feeling in his head which varies from right before he jumps to several seconds of warning. Dan appears to have no control over the shifts. The first jump is typically several decades into the past; through a series of jumps, he jumps nearer to the present, usually years at a time.

we highly recommend this series!
watch it here

Beowulf

Beowulf is an Old English epic poem the author is anonymous. Its creation dates between the 8th and the 11th century, the only surviving manuscript dating to 1010. At 3183 lines, it is notable for its length. It has risen to national epic status in England.

In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, battles three antagonists:

Grendel, boundary-land walker,who is attacking the Danish mead hall called Heorot and its inhabitants;

Grendel’s mother she is never given a name in the text, later in life after returning to Geatland (modern southern Sweden) and becoming a king, an unnamed dragon.

He is mortally wounded in the final battle, and after his death he is buried in a barrow in Geatland by his retainers.

beowulffirstpage.jpeg first page of the epic poem

Beowulf is a 2007 animated film adaptation by Robert Zemeckis, the film was created through motion capture.

beowolfposter.jpgThe film adaption differs from the epic poem but ties all three parts of the poem into a cohesive story. written by Neil Gaiman

if you have not scene this film take a night off and see it for yourself.

the only way to see this film is in 3d its worth the extra couple of bucks for the plastic glasses

buy the book here

buy the script here

buy the audio book here

there have been a few movies made about beowulf

Beowulf & Grendel (2005) buy this dvd here

Beowulf (1999)
Starring: Christopher Lambert

buy the dvd here

Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons (2003)

buy it here

Beowulf (2006)
Starring: Benjamin Bagby

buy the dvd here