"...the crystals measured up to 12 meters long (over 36 feet) with a single crystal weighing approximately 55 tons....Millions of years ago, volcanic activity filled the mountain with anhydrite, a waterless form of gypsum. As magma eventually cooled, the anhydrite began dissolving, enriching cave waters and allowing gigantic crystals to form. Amazingly enough, the size of the crystals has no limit and given enough time will grow to even larger proportions."
Giant Crystals of Naica, Mexico
“Keeper of the faith, Jörmundur Ingi, leader of Iceland’s pagans, stands in their Reykjavík burial ground. The old religion faded as the Vikings adopted Christianity. But change came slowly. Some became not-so-peaceful missionaries, seeking converts by the sword. Viking times are ancient history, yet something, Jörmundur thinks, lives on. ‘Cattle die, kindred die, every man is mortal,’ states an Icelandic poem. ‘One thing that never dies: the glory of the great deed.’”
Photograph by Steve Raymer Sisse Brimberg
Source: National Geographic
Ásatrúarfélagið is an Icelandic neopagan religious organization with the purpose of promoting and continuing a revived form of Norse paganism.
A Crimson Grail is 3 recordings by Rhys Chatham of a 400 guitar ensemble outside and inside France's largest church, the Sacré-Cœur, in Paris. The entire live performance lasted 12 hours, so this recording is only a small piece. But the sound of these live documents is absolutely monumental. Maximum volume yields maximum results.