Krystyna Skarbek (1915 – 1952) was a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent who became a legend in her own time for her daring exploits in intelligence and sabotage missions to Nazi-occupied Poland and France. She was a British agent just months before the SOE was founded in July 1940 and had been the longest serving of all British women agents during World War II. Because of her influence the SOE began to recruit increasing numbers of women agents into the organization.
Mongolian Shamanism. Mongolian shamanism, occasionally called Tengerism, refers to the animistic and shamanic religion that has been practiced in Mongolia and its surrounding areas (including Buryatia) at least since the age of recorded history. In the earliest known stages it was intricately tied to all other aspects of social life and to the tribal organization of Mongolian society. Along the way, it has become influenced by and mingled with Buddhism.
“Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” -- Chinese Proverb – on Dragoon Mountain image, Arizona, taken by Florence McGinn -- Nature creates a connected world, and to FIGHT TO SAVE THE WORLD’S LARGEST PRIMATE, the world’s leading conservation organizations are not standing still. They have united to save the endangered, eastern lowland gorilla -- https://www.examiner.com/article/fight-to-save-world-s-largest-primate
"This is the mark of an assassin, a Shadowhunter. The hidden blade. I have two. One for each wrist. The earliest models needed a sacrifice of cutting your ring finger off. I use the Da Vinci model, so I don't need to cut my ring fingers off."