RITUALS: Travel, instruction, study, freedom, knowledge, recovering lost items.
RITUAL FORMS: Tossing objects into the air, suspending tools in high places, fanning light objects, visualization, positive thinking.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: Flute, all wind instruments.
Air represents mental activity, thoughts, reason and intellect, memory, knowledge, persuasion, birth and friendship, freedom, clarification and expression. A low Air person seems without any direction and unable to define or visualize any future and can not reason out the alternatives and objectives. A high Air person is at ease in complex situations and can sit and think things through, and can carry through with decisions.
It’s feelings are moist heat, it’s season is Spring, it’s direction is East/Mental, the symbol is the Wand, Athame, or the smoke of the incense. It’s colors are White, Lt Blues, Yellows and Green. Moon phase is the first quarter and it’s time is Dawn.
Different types of Air Magick include Visualizations. An important tool in any magick work, it makes the events happen. For this type, it is important that all the other factors such as color, time, the moon phase, winds, etc. are all in balance. And to have the other tools working such as incense and candle burning, or even the right tea or wine to drink in the background. This is because you need to “fix” or “ground” the images or ideas you are using in your visualization.
As our thoughts are extremely powerful, as are our Words. Words can be put together in such a way as to form spells, or used in channeling your power. Words give rise to our desires and can be released upon the winds for attainment. Created and repeated with intensity and concentration the spoken word is a powerful magick in itself. You do not have to be an accomplished linguist, just a simple sentence will do. It creates an atmosphere of concentrated awareness and strength. Words can be used in moments of stress and fear, and will create the magick itself. It does not have to be said aloud, say them to yourself if need or want be.
Another Air Magick is Mirror Magick. It can help in overcoming inner problems and also help with difficult personal decisions. It uses both the Word and Visualization forms and can also aid in being able to visualize a future event. Sometimes, used as a Scrying Tool, in which you are able to “see” possible future events.
SN: I wouldn’t have guessed this type of reuse and that’s what makes this so great. That other structures have been easily dismissed as candidates for adaptive reuse?
Adaptive reuse, design in the former Stapleton Airport air traffic control tower
In 1995, Denver shuttered the Stapleton International Airport. For about two decades, its old air traffic control tower stood vacant while new homes, restaurants and businesses grew up around it into what is now one of the largest urban redevelopment sites in the country. Approximately two years ago, Denver restaurateur Robert Thompson – the creative inspiration behind the hip social nightlife brand, Punch Bowl Social – announced that he would breathe new life to the highly visible historic air control tower as his 10th Punch Bowl Social location in the country (and second location in Colorado). Additionally, the company will relocate its corporate headquarters into the tower.
A minority of locals was perplexed as to why Stapleton chose to keep an abandoned airport tower rather than demolish it to make additional space for housing or commercial development. However, other neighbors and City Council members had plenty of ideas for ways the tower could be used, and they enthusiastically supported an adaptive reuse project that would keep the airport legacy of Stapleton and preserve the character of the neighborhood. Denver has a strong foundation in adaptive reuse and historic preservation, so it’s no surprise the Stapleton community as eager to find a solution for the tower. However, finding the right purpose and a willing project owner is easier said than done.
In fact, the challenge of what to do with abandoned airports is not uncommon. Denver is among many cities that have shuttered airports over the years. According to CBS News, every state in the U.S. has at least one abandoned tower or airport, many of which have been replaced by new, larger airports with advanced amenities and more room for growth.
Cities around the world have found uses for old airport buildings: New York’s former Galeville Military Airfield, once buzzing with activity during World War II, is now a wildlife refuge. London’s Croydon Airport closed in 1959, but the original terminal building has since been repurposed as a museum and visitor center. Kai Tak International Airport in Hong Kong closed in 1998, and portions of the former runway have since been successfully transformed into a cruise ship terminal – adapting the idea of travel and tourism from air to sea.
These examples showcase the myriad ways airports can be used, but also highlight how different Punch Bowl Social is in adopting a project of this scale. Unlike many other airport projects, Denver’s reuse will not be a city-funded municipal effort, but an investment by a private company with a broad vision. With this project, Thompson is providing Denver with the opportunity to be a national leader in airport reuse.
@andrei.m.martin’s Hamad Port control tower As opposed to an airport control tower which is perceived either statically from passenger lounges or during relatively short taxi periods, the Hammad control tower will be encountered for extended durations of time, as approaches from land and from the sea can take as long as an hour. The tower’s twisted volume responds to this condition by establishing a series of different silhouettes that change subtly as one approaches the structure. As a fata morgana, the building emerges as a moving and changing entity, an effect that is enhanced by the texture of its cladding: sheen aluminium panels which augment the interplay of light and shadow.
The Most Spectacular Golf Courses You HAVE to Try!
Golf has certainly secured its place in the heart, outskirts, and beaches of sunny Dubai, which is home to some of the world’s most challenging and accessible courses golf aficionados will love. Dubai is probably one of the few places in the world where golf courses are not relegated to the suburban outskirts, but can be also found in the central business district, a mere stone’s throw away from office towers and airports. Here are the spectacular fairways not to be missed.