Ada Safari Podcast with Natasa Pantovic

Free Video Interviews Wednesday 21 September 2022 at 10:37 am

Ada Safari Podcast, Nataša Pantović

a monhtly interview series from Nataša Pantović that examines what are the thoughts of the people we admire, the ideas that define us, with the ancient history explored.

Nataša Pantović & Physics Teacher Jasminka Cuculović | Ada Safari Podcast #1 Parenting Teenagers or Taming a Dragon (full)

#AdaSafari podcast where Nataša spoke to Jadranka Cuculovic - a Physics Teacher, about parenting teenagers troubles.

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Activists Unite

To tackle the emergency facing people and planet Wednesday 09 June 2021 at 12:00 pm

At Malta's National Animal Rights Day

by Nataša Pantović

Last Sunday, Malta held its National Animal Rights' Day. In Mosta's most amazing garden with an amphitheater directly facing a sun-set + some most beautiful people from Malta, Macedonia, Japan, Greece, Libya, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, England, and many more countries gathered to celebrate this worldwide event.

The National Animals Rights Day Malta 2022 holding Banner

The National Animals Rights Day Malta 2022 Main Banner

The Event was organized by the Maltese NGO Animal Liberation Malta.  

ALM's mission is to raise awareness and take action against all forms of animal abuse. 

Video Animal Rights Day 2022 Natasa Pantovic LIVE at NARD 2022 in Valletta Malta

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Remembering Our Past Events and Nirvana Azzopardi's Message

Children Festival in Aid of Eden, 6 Body Mind Spirit first in Malta, Metageum Temples Conference Friday 28 May 2021 at 12:22 pm

Remembering Our Past Festivals & Late Nirvana Azzopardi

by Nataša Pantović

Remembering Gzira Children Festival in aid of Eden Foundation

If you have ever organised a Festival, you know how hard the management of all the logistics are, working hard, day after day, contacting authorities, sponsors, adverisers, offering stalls, scheduling hour by hour activities, building the stage, sound equipment, chairs, security, auditioning kids for performances, preparing jury, prices, etc. I can still feel the buzz related to it all.

Children Festival 25th and 26th Sept Poster of Events

Again, if you have ever organised a Festival, you know that a Festival earns only when it is fully established, all the beginings are done for charity. So for the love of , for the love of , for the love of , for the love of , we have decided to included Eden Foundation as the main benefitory of all the entrance fees. My memories recall 1,000s of people, kids and parents loving every bit of the program, screams, laughter, entertainment, but also some last minute mis-haps. At one point, a security guard did not show up, so I had to personally stay a night without a policeman, protecting all the drinks and equipment, spending that night in a car, as a 30-years old woman, patrolling the Gzira open Gardens. Locals who know Gzira at night, at that time, would know what that means. In the middle of the night I was faced with a drunken drug addict who tried to carry away a crate of beer, and had to convince him to let it go.

The PR and Stage Hosting of the Children Festival was done by Nirvana Azzopardi. 

Nirvana Ciavola Azzopardi has died in 2013 after a two-year battle with breast cancer. The 40-year-old mother of two aged 10, and five, was a TV personality when she joined our team. In her 30s, full of life and enthusiasm, I was more than happy to entrust her with the management of the event's PR and with hosting the Stage programs.

We were invited on different Radio and TV shows, working many hours a day marketing the Festival at my home that servered as an office. Getting to know her, was a privilage and an extraordinary experience!

AoL events Children Festival 2 days of workshops stage stalls 25th Sep and 26th Sep at Gzira Gardens in aid of Eden

 

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Leonardo da Vinci's Leda with Swan Mystical Knowledge

Mesopotamia Gods and their Ancient Wisdom Thursday 17 January 2019 at 1:32 pm

Ancient Worlds Teachings from Leonardo da Vinci's - Leda with Swan

by Nataša Pantović

During 1505-1510, in Florence, Leonardo da Vinci paints his Leda with the Swan, with the motif of a natural landscape untouched by a human hand, depicting Leda and her lover, the Swan, Zeus disguised, the father of the s.

I was surprised to see the same Leda in Leonardo’s Madonna of the Rocks as a mystical metaphor for Mary.

Playing with our subconscious and using his art to awaken deep emotions, painting with contrasting colors, this genius indirectly tells us where our attraction comes from, and what is our  connecting with, why is Light so important for us...

Leda with Swans Leonardo da Vinci 1510

Leda with Swans Leonardo da Vinci 1510

Leda as Venus and our Concept of Beauty

Leda has exaggerated curves, as antique statues of Venus had, linking with our subconscious concept of love, a perfect youthful face, with a long pointed nose and no eyebrows, no wrinkles, totally symmetrical, surrounded with gold and sparkles, the body that shines with light, pointing at her children, hatching from eggs.

The original of the painting is lost, probably deliberately destroyed, and was last recorded in the French royal Court in 1625. However the picture is known from many copies, of which the earliest is probably the Spiridon Leda, now in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Madonna of the Rocks by Leonardo

The same Leda was depicted in Leonardo’s symbolism as metaphors for Mary.

A perfect face far too young to be a mother, removed from all the shades of childbirth or motherhood suffering, with the hair-style that you find only in a carefully straightened, with lots of trouble contained curly hair, surely never used in a “staple” condition of Jesus’ birth, with a chubby, happy, content, over-sized baby, awakening “oh, how sweeet” emotional reaction within us, with no “suffering” faces of all ages to remind us that Life is a Struggle.

Madonna and child Jesus with the infant John the Baptist and an angel, in a rocky setting

Leonardo Da Vinci Vergine delle Rocce Louvre Paris

Leonardo Da Vinci Vergine delle Rocce Louvre Paris

This painting is known as Madonna of the Rocks. The earlier version is in The Louvre in Paris and the latter one is in the National Gallery, in London. Both are nearly 2 meters high and painted in oils on wooden panel.

Age of Enlightenment in Venice and Sandro Botticelli’s Venus

Coming from the same city Venice, just a bit earlier (1445 – 1510) we find Sandro Botticelli’s Venus equally entrancing. Some years back, even though this was not my conscious intention, when I visited the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, I just could not get out of the room of where the Botticelli’s Venus was and even though I consciously wished to pay respect to other Masters within the same Gallery, I had to return to silence and divine expansion experienced watching Venus’s adventures.

the-birth-of-venus-Botticelli four elements within birth of Venus

Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli 1482, in Uffizi Gallery in Florence

“For primitive man… His country is neither a geographical nor a political entity. It is that territory which contains his mythology, his religion, all his thinking and feeling in so far as he is unconscious of these functions… Primitive man is un-psychological. Psychic happenings take place outside him in an objective way. Even the things he dreams about are real to him…”

Jung, Lecture, Archaic Man, Collected Works, Civilization in Transition

Don’t you find Mythology to be the most fascinating science? Passed through pictures, like the ancient Egyptian spirituality, whether Christians, Muslims or Hindus, Taoist, Jews, Atheists or Buddhists, our scientists, applied psychologists and researchers, always followed their inner-most drive for goodness as their souls’ quest, no matter what their have chosen as their personal growth system. While in Malta I was graced to meet some of the most inspiring Catholic Priests, father George for example, helped my adoption journey introducing me to Sister’s Luganda’s Ethiopian orphanage, both of them around 60, still following the path of Jesus helping poor within their missions!

Back in the day, by around the 2000 BC to 700 BC, Mesopotamia was ruled by Amorites, the Amorites (/ˈæməˌraɪts/; Sumerian MAR.TU; Egyptian Amar; Hebrew אמורי ʼĔmōrī; Ancient Greek: Ἀμορραῖοι) established Babylon as their largest city. The term Amurru in Sumerian texts refers to both them and to their principal deity. It was the largest city in the world (10 square km), the first city to reach a population above 200,000 people.

Back in the day, their ancient wisdom was passed to us, their ancestors, through pictures on the temples’ walls or vases. So, the whole world of mythological creatures was a gift of conscious and unconscious learnings and some exceptionally talented scientists of the last 200 years devoted their lives to translate these works. When I for the first time held the 16th century book of Plato, in an attempt to closer examine the Old Greeks writingssince it is closer to the way we express our thoughts, I was completely intrigued by the book! It was TINY!!!! Since there was no printing press, his books were just a few A6 pages long.

So when we read “1,000s of Greek boats sailed across the sea to battle a monster…” we call it a myth, a mixture of truth and reality, yet ancient Greeks or Egyptians never drew an image of 1,000 boats, but two indicating “many”, and they drew a monster not necessarily because they believed in monsters but perhaps to warn us against a more advanced enemy that uses fire as weapon, or they encountered a disease sent by Gods – a type of madness perhaps for drinking salty waters, etc... How deeply words get lost in translation! If you wish to explore any subject further, I encourage you my dear consciousness researcher to follow the original research of our ancestors trusting their wisdom inspired logic, going back to the ancient Egyptian paintings and Greek paintings for guideline. Trust me, our brains are no better nor worse than our ancestors’, we just live surrounded by different set of circumstances, and we may or may not use the opportunity to learn from their wisdom inspired knowledge.

Apollo was the God of healing, music and poetry, but also of oracles. Is this a message to use poetry, and music while talking to Gods?

Hermes was the God of travelers and thieves and he played lyre, a bit like our Gypsis…

 Mystical Christianity Alpha and Omega

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Learning from Bees and Castas in India

Conscious Living and Castas in India Tuesday 15 January 2019 at 08:08 am

Super Sisters Bees Eusociality Evolution

by Nataša Pantović

Eusociality, from Greek εὖ eu "good", is the highest level of organization of animal sociality, found in bees and ants, and include care of offspring from society, or a division of work into reproductive and non-reproductive tasks. This division of labor within the animal world our biologists call “castes”. An interesting behavior characteristics of caste members is that a member of one caste loses the ability to perform the task of another.

Super Sisters Bees Eusociality and Castas

Honey bees, super sisters’ bees and their Eusociality has developed over the 1,000s of years of evolution and has always fascinated people with its efficiency and complexities. In haplodiploid species, bees included, females develop from fertilized eggs and males from unfertilized ones. A queen only mates during one brief period in her early life, over the course of a small number of mating flights. About 10-20 drones (males) will mate with the queen during her mating flights. The greater the genetic diversity of sperm collected by the queen the greater the chance of the colony surviving. When a drone mates with the queen, he releases his semen with such a force that his endophallus is ripped from his abdomen and this shortly after causes his death. The 10-20 drones that succeed in mating with the queen must compete with hundreds of other drones gathered at the drone congregating area. The queen spends her life, around 5 years, laying eggs and during the summer she can lay up to 2,500 eggs per single day. The queen stores the sperm and she decides whether or not she fertilizes the eggs, deciding on the number of the future females or males within the hive.

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