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In A Warehouse At Aalesund
The boat bringing in this load of fish lies at the quay beyond those doors at our left.The boats crews, of course, include no women, but here on shore women do a large share of all the heavy work connected with the fish business. Two million dollars' worth of cod and hake are brought in here every year ; the special season among the western islands is from January to the middle of April, though the season is later as boats go farther north in the Arctic waters.
The Romsdalshorn Crowning The Mountain Wall Above Rauma River
Behind us lie two or three comfortable farms. It is, in its own way, one of the most splendid peaks in Europe, one majestic mass of primeval gneiss, the original stuff of the globe, just as it solidified by cooling, only broken by the twisting and wrenching it has undergone during ancient upheavals of the earth's surface, weathered by the storms of countless centuries, and draped with that scanty cloak of green.
Ragged Range Of The Troldtinder Or Witch Pinnacles
There are Witch Peaks innumerable in various places in Norway-the name is a favorite one for application to almost any ragged height that has any suggestion of the sinister about it-but these are the Witch Peaks, everywhere acknowledged as having the best title to the name. That long, jagged wall of archaic rock is actually higher than the Romsdalshorn.
Trondhjem, Between The River Nid And The Fjord
Behind us rises a high hill, where several wealthy Norwegians have summer-villas.There is an old Norse song with the refrain It is so pleasant in Trondhjem to dwell, and, indeed, it is an attractive place, with all those embowering trees, the winding river and the rich green fields of the suburbs. The specially close proximity of warm ocean currents makes the climate here surprisingly mild and pleasant.
Trondhjem Cathedral, The Grandest Church In Scandinavia
The greater part of the town is at our right, with the harbor beyond it. This certainly is a magnificent church. The patriotic and devout enthusiasm that accomplished its restoration have good grounds for satisfaction now. The building material is a bluish soapstone, from quarries near the town, and marble, from an island above, off the west coast, in striking contrast to the timber churches common in the small towns.
Landing From A Steamer In The Arctic Country, Svolvaer
All about us are islands large and small. It is an odd fashion the rowers here have of facing each other. The rowlocks, too, seem to be different from those used down on the fjords farther south. We do not see the whole of the village yonder-there is considerably more of it straggling along the shore. It is midsummer, and the fishing season in these waters is all over.
Picturesque Svolvaer, A Far North Fishing Station In The Lofoten Islands
Tourists and cameras are not very common here. The boys are almost as much interested in us as we are in them, though the younger one has his doubts of our friendly disposition. Even away up here within the Arctic Circle, Norway maintains elementary public schools, and boys can grow up with a fair educational equipment, at least enough to serve in practical, everyday affairs.
Buying Fish In A Busy Arctic Trading Port, Tromso
Here we see some of the typical fishing boats at close range. It is market day, and with a town population of 6,000 to be fed, retail business is usually very good. At those stands up in the square ahead of us, vegetables, eggs, butter, cheese, and such things, are for sale.
People Of The Frigid North Lapp Home And Family In The Tromsdal
To reach here from the island town one rows across a channel to the mainland at the east, then walks or rides in a pony cart for some distance through a rather low, marshy valley. These people live in winter farther inland, across the Swedish frontier, but come over here for a while every year to take advantage of the fresh pasturage for their reindeer, and to have a chance to sell fur boots, horn spoons, and such things of domestic manufacture to tourists that land at Tromso.
En Route To North Cape, Skirting Cliffs And Narrow Straits Of Lyngenfjord
This is, if possible, even mare stupendous in grandeur than the fjords farther south, for a good deal of the way the sheer cliffs rise like this, almost perpendicular to the water, and tower overhead three-quarters of a mile, straight above the steamer's deck. Not even Norwegian thrift can wring a living out of the land in many spots along this fjord.
Hammerfest, The World's Northernmost Town
The dull, foggy appearance of the place as we see it today is due to a drizzling rain, such as tourists find here too frequently for their comfort. However, here, as at Tromso and Svolvaer, the same warm ocean currents that help cause the frequent rains, also serve to keep the winters mild. This harbor below the hill never freezes. Vessels can go in and out all winter long.
North Cape From The West, Near Midnight
Here it stands, reaching out into the Arctic Ocean at the limit of European lands. We are on the west side, facing a little south of eastward ; that land in the distance is another part of Magero or Barren Island, from which this point extends. The landing place is at Hornvik Bay, over at the farther (northeast) side of the long headland of dark purplish-gray slate rock.
The Midnight Sun In July Over Cliffs Of Spitzbergen And The Arctic Ocean
We are facing directly towards the Pole at twelve o'clock on a July night. At this very same moment that same sun is marking noon for dwellers at Samoa and on the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific! Shall we let a master of word painting help us to see color in our outlook at this moment.
How The Indian's System Is Different
This method of body building and corrective physical training has been developed through intimate contact with American Indians of many tribes. It is founded upon the secret knowledge of old Indian adepts and true Medicine men, having been handed down from generation to generation by word of mouth.
Seven Rules Of Life
Both posture and carriage are so essential to good health that their importance can hardly be overestimated. Success in business as well as in social life depends much upon personal appearance. A good posture is an aid to self-confidence; a good carriage demands somewhat of deference and respect from others.
About Indians
Of all races in the world today the American Indian is the acknowledged superior in physical development. He possesses vigorous strength and yet is lithe, graceful and as straight as an arrow. He has the secret of keeping himself young, agile, strong and healthy, well into old age, and that without becoming senile.
The Indian's Philosophy Of Life
The Indian's daily life is his religion. He lives what he thinks and believes. He is a practical psychologist. His philosophy of living is honest appreciation; he takes nothing for granted, and he is sincerely thankful for the common things of life. His code is to be content with what he has and not want too much.
The Powers Of The Breath
The fact that the breath is of greater importance than food is fully recognized by the Indians. Not only is breathing the most important function of the body, but all other functions are dependent upon it. Man can subsist many days without food, but he can live only a few minutes without air.
Fresh Air
Breathing stale or devitalized air is suicidal; it contains quantities of poisonous gases and is absolutely lacking in electrical energy. Fresh air contains an abundance of sun or life force without which nothing can exist. The living cells of the body obtain their electric life essence through the air from the sun. It is small wonder that the Indians worship the Power of the Sun.
Yogi Breathing
There is a mysterious inner breath known to a few highly developed American Indians and practiced by them when going through fire, under water, through dense smoke or during profound spiritual meditation. With this method they do not employ the lungs but directionalize the life force through the spinal nerve centers to the brain, using the pneumogastric nerve.
How Indians Breathe
Proper breathing during the performance of all exercises is of the greatest importance. Do not attempt strenuous movement while inhaling. Inhale first and then make the move. It is advisable to take a full breath once or twice between exercises.
Mental Control
We live in the world we think in. We make environment by thought. We make character by thought. We destroy with wrong thoughts. We build with constructive thoughts. Is it not a glorious satisfaction that, no matter where we are, or under what conditions we labor, we can think as we please.
Indian Methods
The Indian breathes deeply and rhythmically, maintaining a faith and confidence in a limitless supply of power; his to use constructively. He uses the muscles of his body and applies his certain knowledge of an inner spiritual strength, which strength or power is immediately imparted to the muscles. He knows this power is within him.
The Art Of Relaxation
Perfect relaxation is an art and one which everyone should know and be able to practice at will, both physically and mentally. Mind and body both require periods of rest or recreation as much as they need sleep. Frequently a change of occupation will rest the body; a change of thought will rest the mind. Relaxation, like rest and repose, builds up the pliability leading to stamina and alertness.
Nervous Tension
While one of the commonest of human ailments, nervous tension is not only one of the most baffling to cope with, but one of the most difficult to overcome. Its effects upon the body and mind are almost endless in variety and scope, being the primary cause of many disorders, whether directly or indirectly. Strain on the muscles and nerves is one of the great destroyers.
The Business Of Life
We try to run life like a business, these days, and in so doing we are merely succeeding in taking all of the joy out of it. We lose all spontaneity as we grow up and scarcely dare to be natural. Our muscles along with our nerves become atrophied, until we cannot relax. We take ourselves too seriously.
Learn To Relax
Perfect physical relaxation cannot be attained without mental control and to the extent of permitting no thoughts or ideas of fear, worry, anxiety or alertness to possess the mind. As fast as such thoughts gain entrance they should be overcome or expelled and replaced immediately by happy, constructive thoughts.
Relaxation and sleep are the perfectly natural reaction after exertion and the fatigue following the constant daily resistance of the life-force. From seven to ten hours sleep are required by the human being, varying with the age, occupation and health of the individual.
Preliminary Instructions
In the Indian athletic system every movement has been carefully studied and worked out scientifically. Each motion has a definite aim and purpose; not an atom of energy is wasted. To obtain the best results it is therefore important to read the instructions over very carefully, as the method employed is entirely different from most systems of physical training.
Posture And Carriage
It is human nature to judge our fellow men principally upon their personal appearance. The first impression is usually the most vital, for, through it alone, we frequently stand or fall in the eyes of the world. Personal appearance is all that man has to recommend himself until an opportunity is offered for some display of character.
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