Mesmer scene in tribute to Franz Anton Mesmer, founder of magnetism.
Franz Anton Mesmer, a German physician, who went down in history as the discoverer of the so-called animal magnetism.The modern era of hypnosis and hypnotherapy really begins with Franz Anton Mesmer. Franz Anton Mesmer’s believed that all living beings had magnetic fields running through them which could be manipulated. Mesmer developed a healing technique called mesmerism that is the historical antecedent of hypnosis.
Netflix latest movie “The Queen’s Gambit” will speed up chess boom. Grandmaster Garry Kasparov, a former chess world champion, acted as a consultant on the show to ensure authenticity.
Kasparov says “the success of “The Queen’s Gambit” will only further boost the game’s global appeal.”
“I think chess is on the rise now in America and around the world,” Kasparov told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “But I think this series will do a great job promoting it further and I expect now a boom, because it helps to refute the image of the game of chess as something that could turn you into a nerd – or just to make you crazy. “To the contrary, we can see that chess helps Beth Harmon to overcome her weakness and her addiction. So chess helps to elevate her to new heights and I think that will encourage many, many more parents to look at chess more favorably and to push their kids in this direction, especially girls.”
The Queen’s Gambit is an American streaming television drama miniseries starring Anya Taylor-Joy based on Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel of the same name.
Creators:Scott Frank, Allan Scott
Starring:Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Camp, Marielle Heller, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Moses Ingram, Matthew Dennis Lewis, Marcin Dorociński, Chloe Pirrie, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Rebecca Root, Janina Elkin, Christiane Seidel.
Lech Wałęsa and US citizen Tony Egnatowich in Gdansk.
Lech Wałęsa ( Lech Walesa ), founder of the Solidarność (Solidarity trade union in Poland), former President of the Republic of Poland (RP), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and my uncle US citizen Tony Egnatowich in Gdańsk (Gdansk).
Lech Wałęsa has received hundreds of prizes, honors and awards from many countries of the world. He was named the Time Person of the Year (1981) and one of Time’s 100 most important people of the 20th century (1999). He has received over forty honorary degrees, including from Harvard University and Columbia University, as well as dozens of the highest state orders, including: the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Knight Grand Cross of the British Order of the Bath, and the French Grand Cross of Legion of Honour. In 1989, Wałęsa was the first foreign non-head of state to ever address the Joint Meeting of the U.S. Congress. The Gdansk Lech Wałęsa Airport bears his name since 2004.
Leonardo da Vinci remains the single most powerfully creative and historically influential figure in human history. Leonard Shlain an associate professor of surgery at University of Californiain in his a remarkable book, Leonardo Vinci’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius, embarks on an astounding investigation into da Vinci’s brain. A posthumous study of Leonardo Vinci’s neuroanatomy is unlocking the secrets of how his astonishing brain was able to function at such a superhuman level. Slain reveals how the “undereducated, left-handed, nearly ambidextrous, vegetarian, pacifist, gay, singularly creative Renaissance male” was able to “attain a different state of consciousness than practically all other humans.” Leonardo da Vinci together with Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (known as Raphael) and Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (known as Michelangelo), they form the traditional trinity of great masters of the High Renaissance period.
The Medici family, also known as the House of Medici, first attained wealth and political power in Florence in the 13th century through its success in commerce and banking. Beginning in 1434 with the rise to power of Cosimo de’ Medici (or Cosimo the Elder), the family’s support of the arts and humanities made Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance, a cultural flowering rivaled only by that of ancient Greece. The Medicis produced four popes Leo X, Clement VII, Pius IV and Leo XI.
Lech Wałęsa, founder of the Solidarność (Solidarity trade union in Poland), former President of the Republic of Poland (RP), Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Lech Wałęsa, founder of the Solidarność (Solidarity trade union in Poland), former President of the Republic of Poland (RP), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Henryk Jankowski, the parish priest at St. Brygida Church in Gdańsk (Gdansk), the chaplain of Solidarność (Solidarity).
Lech Wałęsa comments:
“What I hear today about the behavior of the parish priest at St. Brygida Church in Gdańsk (Gdansk), the chaplain of Solidarność (Solidarity) Jankowski is unbelievable and I am not able to believe it “- former president Lech Walesa comments on Facebook. The late chaplain of” Solidarity “is accused of sexual abuse of children. He adds that the role of the Solidarity chaplain in history was significant. “The victory of Solidarity or Wałęsa’s position is unimaginable without the physical participation of Father Jankowski,” comments Wałęsa. He ends his entry with the words “He was my friend and will remain so”.
First time I met Jacek Edward Taylor he was a much younger men with head full of ideals and visions of democratic Poland.
Thirty three years later we’ve met again, this time in a democratic Poland, under much different circumstances.
Jacek Edward Taylor is a Polish lawyer and a politician, Member of the Parliament of the 1st and 2nd term. The Sejm, officially known as the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, is the lower house of the bicameral parliament of the Republic of Poland. The Sejm is the highest authority of the Third Republic of Poland since the change of government in 1989. Together with the upper chamber of parliament- the Senate; it forms the national legislative authority in Poland
In 1970s Jacek Taylor became involved with the democratic opposition. He acted as a defender in many political trials, defending, among others, Władysław Frasyniuk, Andrzej Gwiazda, Adam Michnik, Zofia and Zbigniew Romaszewski, Anna Walentynowicz, Lech Wałęsa and me, the accused of criminal offence, an act of artykul 234 paragraph 1kk of the Penal Code.
Jacek Taylor took part in the Round Table discussions. In the years 1991–1997 he was an MP from the list of the Democratic Union. The Round Table Talks were held in Warsaw from February 6 to April 5, 1989. The government initiated talks with the banned trade union Solidarność ( Solidarity) and other opposition groups to alleviate the growing social unrest. The Round Table talks were of great importance for future political events in Poland. They paved the way for a free and democratic Poland, as well as for the final abolition of communism in Poland.
In January 1987, after being released from prison, I went to Gdańsk, to the Church of St. Brygida (in 1992 the pope John Paul II gave the church the status of a minor basilica) to the chaplain of Solidarity, prelate Henryk Jankowski. The Church of St. Brygida at that time was a stronghold of Solidarnosc. Father Henryk Jankowski was instrumental in providing me the help I needed at the time a good defence attorney who could perform miracles and save me from spending the rest of my days in prison. He sent me to Gdańsk to meet lawyer Jacek Taylor. Attorney Jacek Taylor immediately took up my defense and saved my life.
Because of the potential treat to my freedom, well being even life, I decided to leave my homeland. I left Poland in 1987 for Munich, Germany, where I was granted political asylum.
After 33 years, I met with Mr. Jack Taylor to thank him once again for saving me. Seeing him brought back all the memories and emotions from all those years ago, as if it happened yesterday.