Friday, November 18, 2005

Yab-yum

(Tibetan: “father-mother”), in Buddhist art of India, Nepal, and Tibet, the representation of the male deity in sexual embrace with his female consort. The pose is generally understood to represent the mystical union of the active force, or method (upaya, conceived of as masculine), with wisdom (prajna, conceived of as feminine)—a fusion necessary to overcome the false duality

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Jerne, Niels K.

Jerne was born of Danish parents and grew up in The Netherlands. After studying physics for two years at the University of Leiden,

Monday, August 08, 2005

Sickel, Theodor Von

Educated at the École des Chartes de Paris (1850–52) and in Berlin, Sickel, on grants from the French government, carried out research projects

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Miranda, Francisco De

Educated in Caracas, Miranda purchased

Monday, July 25, 2005

Saxon Duchies

The house of Wettin had accumulated possessions in Thuringia from the middle decades of the 13th century onward.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Condor Legion

German  Legion Condor,   a unit of the German air force, or Luftwaffe, detailed by Hermann Göring for special duty with General Francisco Franco's Nationalist forces in the Spanish Civil War (1936–39). It was sent to Franco on the condition that it stay under German command. The Legion consisted of four bomber squadrons (of 12 bombers each) and four fighter squadrons and was backed by antiaircraft and antitank

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Allport, Gordon W(illard)

International cooperative agency of Lutheran churches, organized at Lund, Swed., in 1947. It developed from the Lutheran World Convention, which held conventions in 1923, 1929, and 1935. The effectiveness of the Lutheran World Convention during the war years was hampered because it had no constitution or defined organization. At the Lund conference in 1947 the Lutheran World Convention