Aztec mosaic mask of Tezcatlipoca (mexica) _The skull of the smoking mirror... The mexicas belived that the defeat of Quetzalcoaltl by Tezcaltlipoca marked the beginning of the current era of creation.The decoration is worked in alternate bands of bright blue turquoise and black mosaic.The eyes are made of two orbs of polished pyrite framed by rings of white conch shell.The nasal cavity is lined with plates of red shell. From Mexico Tenochtitlan
Himalayan Iris Pollen in REM. Most of our flowers and fruit have pollen which is entomophilous (i.e.carried by animals) and designed to stick to the leg of a bee or moth etc. Such grains tend to be like burs, with all sorts of strange miniscule hooks and spikes (they thus pose less of a problem for allergy sufferers–since they never make it to the nasal cavity). Other plants literally cast their hopes upon the wind. These anemophilous pollens are produced in large quantities.
When essential oils are inhaled through the nose, tiny nerves send an immediate signal to the brain and go straight to work on the systems that moderate our minds and bodies. Inhalation can be the most direct delivery method of these incredibly nurturing components in essential oils, since the chemical messengers in the nasal cavity have direct access to the brain.
Snow leopards are superbly adapted to their habitat! • They have enlarged nasal cavities to warm chilly mountain air before it reaches the lungs. • The pelage (fur) is smoky grey with dark rosettes and spots – ideal camouflage among rocks and scree...