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  Ouroboros - Crystalinks
Christians adopted the Ouroboros as a symbol of the limited confines of this world (that there is an "outside" being implied by the demarcation of an inside), and the self-consuming transitory nature of a mere this-worldly existence following in the footsteps of the Preacher in Ecclesiastes.
In the age-old image of the ouroboros lies the thought of devouring oneself and turning oneself into a circulatory process, for it was clear to the more astute alchemists that the prima materia of the art was man himself.
The ouroboros is a dramatic symbol for the integration and assimilation of the opposite, i.e.
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 Ouroboros
The Ouroboros is very integral to the fictional organization known as the Millennium Group from the television program Millennium in which they have adopted the symbol to represent them, serving as a sign in their belief of the beginning and the end and can commonly be seen in things of their dealings.
Ouroboros is the name of the 39th episode of the British science fiction comedy television series Red Dwarf (first aired January 31, 1997) in which David Lister discovers he is his own father.
Ouroboros is the name of the 34th episode the American science fiction series Andromeda (first aired February 2, 2002), as well as the 20th episode of the Canadian/South African science ficton series Charlie Jade.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/Ouroboros.php   (2455 words)

  
 Ouroboros
Over at Neurophilosophy, a report on a study that has characterized the transcriptional profile of five segments of the mouse brain.
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 The SF Site Featured Review: The Worm Ouroboros
Eric Rucker Eddison (1882-1945), born in Yorkshire, was a slender man of 5'10" and a lifelong and eventually high-ranking British civil servant.
The Worm Ouroboros is not a book you can expect to read quickly over a couple of days; it is a book whose story and the prose which tells it must be savoured slowly, so rich is it in everything heroic fantasy is meant to be.
Admittedly, The Worm Ouroboros is perhaps a bit overwhelming for a novice fantasy reader, but certainly reading it before one becomes ingrained in the post-Tolkien fantasy paradigm may leave one a bit more conscious to what heights the genre has reached and hopefully can reach again.
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 Ouroboros - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The Ouroboros can be traced back to the Greek philosophers who used it as a symbol of their understanding of the nature of time as cyclic.
The ouroboros, as a symbol of the eternal unity of all things, the cycle of birth and death from which the alchemist sought release and liberation, was familiar to the alchemist/physician Sir Thomas Browne.
Ouroboros is also the name of the 39th episode of the British science fiction comedy television series Red Dwarf (first aired January 31, 1997) and of the 24th episode the American science fiction series Andromeda (first aired February 2, 2002).
www.music.us /education/O/Ouroboros.htm   (976 words)

  
 Ouroboros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ouroboros: Seasons of Life--Women's Passages is an oratorio by Kay Gardner.
The dragon is taken as the mascot for Bruce Hall, a residential college at the Australian National University, and is frequently portrayed as an Ouroboros.
In the RPG Xenogears, the Ouroboros ring is found in Elly's DNA and is the last boss and in the spiritual successor Xenosaga, the Ouroboros is seen as the logo for the U.M.N. Network.
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 Ouroboros & the Cosmos
My first encounter with the Ouroboros was reading about Kekule's discovery of benzene after he had dreamt of a snake biting its own tail.
Ouroboros: This symbol appears principally among the Gnostics and is depicted as a dragon, snake or serpent biting its own tail.
Evola says that it represents the dissolution of the body, or the universal serpent which "passes through all things." The ouroboros biting its own tail is symbolic of self-fecundation, or the primitive idea of a self-sufficient Nature— a Nature, that is, its own beginning.
www.wisdomportal.com /Ouroboros.html   (729 words)

  
 Ouroboros - Definition, explanation
The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a snake or dragon swallowing its tail, constantly creating itself and forming a circle.
The ouroboros is an example of tail recursion and self-reference, though not in a programming context.
Ouroboros is the name of the 39th episode of the British science fiction comedy television series Red Dwarf (first aired January 31, 1997) and of the 24th episode the American science fiction series Andromeda (first aired February 2, 2002).
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/o/ou/ouroboros.php   (1265 words)

  
 Ouroboros   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Christianity adopted the ouroboros as a symbol of the limited confines of the material world (that there is an "outside" being implied by the demarcation of an inside), and the self-consuming transitory nature of a mere "worldly existence" of this world, following in the footsteps of the preacher in Ecclesiastes.
The Ouroboros is integral to the fictional organization known as the Millennium Group from the television program Millennium in which they have adopted the symbol to represent them, serving as a sign in their belief of the beginning and the end and can commonly be seen in things of their dealings.
An Ouroboros is seen in John Fowles' novel The Magus, in which Conchis is depicted with one on his hand, and as well on his staff.
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 The Circle of the Dragon: History: Ouroboros
Ouroboros is a dragon that holds his or her tail in his or her mouth.
However, the Ouroboros does have a head and tail, the only thing to note is that they are in the exact same area.
It is also interesting to see that Ouroboros was absorbed into Norse mythology as Jormungand, although this dragon does not hold the same symbolism as most Ourobori.
www.blackdrago.com /ouroboros.htm   (460 words)

  
 Ouroboros
The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol that stands for the cycle of change and renewal.
Established in March 2001, Ouroboros was formed to address the complicated issues surrounding information security.
Our name, Ouroboros, comes from the ancient symbol that stands for the cycle of change and renewal.
www.ouroboros.com.au   (171 words)

  
 Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda—"Ouroboros" | Movie and TV Reviews | SCI FI Weekly
As "Ouroboros" opens, the crew watches as Rev Bem (Brent Stait) tells them in a hologram message why he has left the ship to ask "questions, wherever they might lead." Harper is upset.
The most notable change is that one of the characters' personality and appearance are altered forever based on the events in "Ouroboros." It wouldn't be fair to go into who or what kind of changes are involved, but they are significant and the actor appears up to the challenge.
While "Ouroboros" ties up some loose ends and gives the fans an acceptable exit for Rev, it will be interesting to see how the series fares without Wolfe's steady hand.
www.scifi.com /sfw/screen/sfw8068.html   (587 words)

  
 Transtopia -- Transtopian Symbolism and Terminology
Ouroboros is associated with Alchemy, Gnosticism, and the ancient Greeks (who gave it its current name), though it appears in many other contexts and cultures as well.
There are two primary types of Ouroboros: one which merely holds the tip of its tail between its jaws, and one which swallows it(self).
Combined, the Biohazard and the Ouroboros symbolize the fact that those who want to achieve true immortality and godhood must sooner or later transcend their doomed biological shells, and become inorganic beings.
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 fUSION Anomaly. Ouroboros
The Ouroboros (or Uroboros) is the symbolic rendition of the eternal principles presented in the Emerald Tablet.
Sun." In Greek terminology, the Ouroboros was the Aion, which Herakleitos likened to a child at play.
The uroboros symbolises the circular nature of the alchemical opus which unites the opposites, the conscious and unconscious mind and the coincidence of the uniting of the opposites.
fusionanomaly.net /ouroboros.html   (980 words)

  
 Main Page - Ouroboros
Ouroboros is an experiment in an open-source creative work, with limited overarching design.
Ouroboros is designed to be a fantasy setting, but with no large similarities to classic settings such as the Lord of the Rings, Conan the Barbarian, or Dungeons and Dragons.
Rather, Ouroboros is designed to be a setting which purposefully distances itself from classical fantasy in several ways.
www.editthis.info /Ouroboros/index.php/Main_Page   (335 words)

  
 About the Ouroborous
The Ouroboros is a symbol of renewal, infinity, and the Eternal Return (as in Neitzsche's philosophy and Poincaré's recurrence theorem for systems with finite and bounded phase space).
In mythology, the Ouroboros is any image of a snake, worm, serpent, or dragon biting its own tail.
The Greeks called it the Ouroboros, which means "Tail Eater." Generally taking on a circular form, the symbol is representative of many broad concepts.
www.millenniumdesktop.co.uk /html/mduk2_ouroboros.htm   (346 words)

  
 Architecture Solar Virtual Reality Native American Archaeology
Called Ouroboros after a mythical dragon that survived by eating its tail and regenerating itself, the house began as a design project under architecture professor, Dennis Holloway.
Project Ouroboros was begun in 1973--the first solar house in the Upper Midwest.
The shape and orientation of the house are adapted closely to the Minnesota climate, with its cold, blustery winters.
www.newmex.com /architectVRe/html/Ouroboros1.html   (1103 words)

  
 OUROBOROS - Symbols
Alchemists viewed the ouroboros as the guardian of a mystical treasure that had to be “destroyed or dissolved” to gain knowledge of the treasure.
Furthermore, the ouroboros is related to the dragon, a common symbol of beginnings and ends--and in Semitic and Indo-European myths, the primordial chaos that must be overcome to create life and order (Moon 132).
Not only did the ouroboros represent the journey of the soul between the physical and spiritual realms, the cycle of death and rebirth (Becker 316, Biedermann Dictionary 363), it also signified the universe as a whole because the circle encloses everything, yet is one thing in itself (“Circle” 422).
www.geocities.com /bweatherby/bw_symbols.html   (2222 words)

  
 Ouroboros Introduction
Ouroboros is more than just a game; it's a whole system for building and playing conquest and strategy games with infinite diversity.
Ouroboros starts with the core elements of standard strategy board games that involve cards, countries, dice and playing pieces or counters.
All Ouroboros games are based on World file that define the properties of each space or unit and also contain the graphics files and specific data for one or more Ouroboros games.
www.spruegames.com /ouroboros.htm   (0 words)

  
 ouroboros
When the ouroboros is initially approached, the image projected on the surface is dead, decaying, lifeless and unmoving.
Yet, if the user interacts with the ouroboros, and wraps a strap around his/her chest with a stethoscope upon the heart, and submerges into the pod, the experience recreates that of the womb, with the reverberating heartbeat of the viewer audible from outside the pod.
ouroboros is comprised of a custom built immersive chair, programming created by Processing, and a ceiling projection system.
users.design.ucla.edu /~djaiyo/html/ouroboros.html   (300 words)

  
 The Occult Calendar, Ouroboros, Theosophy
Ouroboros was the ancient Greek mythical serpert that survived by devouring itself.
Even The X-Files' Dana Scully chose the Ouroboros to be tattooed on her back because she felt it connected with the progression of her life.
It seems that the Ouroboros is an archetypal symbol, a solid piece of our Spiritus Mundi, the collective unconscious which thrives within each and every human being regardless of race or culture.
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 [Grey Thumb Boston] Ouroboros   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ouroboros' name is a reference to two core concepts that are present in the design of all artificial life systems of this type: reflection and recursion.
Ouroboros is designed to train the entire population/ecology in the substrate, not individual cells.
Ouroboros represents the current iteration of what has been a project of mine for the past 5-6 years applying what I have learned about evolution, genetics, ecology, and other biological fields to the construction of a system designed for real-world problem solving.
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 Spira Solaris and the Universal Ouroboros. Spira Solaris Archytas-Mirabilis VI
Spira Solaris Archytas-Mirabilis VI n general, if not universal terms, the Ouroboros may be defined as a self-sustaining, tail-eating snake, but it is clear that there is far more to the matter than this, for the concept is almost global in its distribution and evidently has far deeper meanings in many cultures.
Here the speculation concerning the Ouroboros extends to embrace the philosopher's Stone, with the intriguing suggestion that the two are in a special relationship, one that points again to the subject of Alchemy.
In the symbolism of Kleopatra and the alchemists in general, then, the Ouroboros was used to represent the All, which was One, in its aspect of Time: that is, as a system in a ceaseless development, yet revealing a comprehensive structure which could be defined in the triadic formula.
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 The Worm Ouroboros - Definition, explanation
The Worm Ouroboros (1922) is a heroic high fantasy novel by Eric Rucker Eddison.
Whereas Tolkien invented a backdrop of cultures, histories and languages, in The Worm Ouroboros it is the prose style that is central.
It is arguably one of the more convincing examples of mock-archaic high diction; as a translator of old Norse sagas and a connoisseur of English poetry, Eddison had the required scholarship.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/t/th/the_worm_ouroboros.php   (442 words)

  
 Envy's Shrine | Fullmetal Alchemist
Their goal is to see a true Philosopher's Stone created, as they have been told that it would give them souls so they can be fully human, though they are all being used by Dante.
They are each named after one of the seven deadly sins and an ouroboros is tattooed somewhere on their bodies.
In the manga, the ouroborus' location is also where their fake Philosopher's Stone is located that allows them to come back to life and break the laws of alchemy in their attacks.
www.freewebs.com /envy_homunculus/homunculusandouroboros.htm   (536 words)

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