Category Archives: Vegan

Guesthouse & Sanctuary

I created a site to show and explain how – and why – I imagine to create a guesthouse and a turtle sanctuary. Here on my homepage one can already find a page dedicated to this but I wanted to create an introduction page without exposing myself so much – as my person is much less important now. Here it is:

https://sites.google.com/view/turtleguesthouseandsanctuary/guesthouse-turtle-sanctuary

I work on finding partners, financiers and supporters for the plan. Because I feel this is a really important issue. I just love turtles, I can’t help it. And I want to help them, giving them a good and safe life. <3

Transylvania

In November I had the chance to travel to Transylvania – to Erdely, as we Hungarians name that old land. In fact Erdely is bigger than Transylvania, it includes 16 counties and various territories. See: Transylvania – Erdély

It was my dream long since to visit that land. It is like a wonderland with pictouresque montain sites and great woods. 

I have a good friend living there and I went to see her at her home, she lives in a village near Szekelyudvarhely (Odorheiu Secuiesc) in Hargita county. She waited me there, at a place called triangle near the main square, as I came with an airport transport called Vandor Szekely (Wanderer Sekler) from Marosvasarhely  Airport (Tirgu Mures). 

It was Friday afternoon when I arrived and stayed at her place for two days. Saturday we had a trip around the near landscapes and at Sunday we traveled back to Budapest together, with airplane charter. She is working at Budapest or Vienna mostly, but stays home for a few months whenever she can.

small river with yellowish sand near Homorod
wild forest

The Transylvanian lands are famed lately for the high number of bears coming near the populated areas, even walking into gardens of family houses. Normally there is no big disruption, as people are used to their presence. But the number of encounters are rising and that’s alarming. There is a ban of hunting as much as I know, and unfortunately, the forests are no more connected due to wood exploitation. The younger bears don’t easily find a new territory for themselves, so the conflict between humans and animals is imminent. During the days I’ve spent in Erdely two incidents were reported about bear attacks, one was lethal. It happened near Marosvasarhely, the victim was a sheperd guarding a herd of sheep.

The population of the Partium, Banat and Hargita county kept to be Hungarian in identity as they are mostly Seklers, even with the numerous repopulation after that the Romanian state was created. Over the North-Eastern corner of the Carpathian curve is Csango land (Chango, they too speak Hungarian). Chango people are considered as the oldest folks in the area – or maybe in whole Europe, with identical cultural traits and astonishing musical legacy. Northern from their place one can find Moldova on the map, where many people they still have their traditional Hungarian language, enrichened with their own, curious sounding words. Those folks are keen to preserve their unique culture which is sometimes quite hard. 

magical Csango song

What I particularly liked here were the breath-taking landscapes and the typical carved Sekler gates.  Though life is not any easy here for Seklers, as Romanians don’t accept their having an independent identity or any claim of a higher independence level (see the autonomy movement). Under Ceausescu these people suffered a lot from the poverty, the discrimination and the oppression. Well, I guess whole Romania suffered…

All with this, knowing some history I dare to state that these tough, obstinate mountain people are made to survive. Even in the times when Erdely was part  of the Hungarian Kingdom they enjoyed some independence. They proved to be really talented in staying alive among all the hardships, yet, Erdely was considered a wealthy land. I wish they could have a better and easier life today, they’d deserve it.

Sekler gate with special carvings
beautiful landscape with the typical stepped hillside
the Hargita mountains’ line of the South-Eastern Carpathians in the far

Unusual and lovely warm sunshine greeted us on all the three days, it was like a blessing. Together we traveled through Parajd, famous for its gigantic salt mine, and Korond, a place famous for high-quality ceramics. We haven’t met a single bear, though my mom asked about them when I called her in the evening. We ate a lot, my friend proved to be a generous host, cooking real good meals for me. All was vegan! Well, she’s vegan too.

our abundant breakfast

The third day we took a ride with the already known Vandor Szekely airport transfer to Tirgu Mures aka Marosvasarhely. At the airport, after a scrutinous and somewhat unfriendly examination we were to wait for our depart. There was a small shop of souvenirs but we couldn’t find up anything with Hungarian text, like “Welcome from Seklerland”, only Romanian stuff. This is quite typical, my friend explained. Romanians have the tendency to make Hungarians feel unwelcome, and the same is true about Seklers or other ethnic groups in the country. I don’t know if this will change, but that would be great. I photoed some of the items in the shop: 

Drakulas were everywhere, here some wine for the thirsty
national folk items, magnets and toys with Romanian flags

Altogether I enjoyed the journey and I feel honoured to be able to go to Erdely, to feel its mystical air and see those ancient mountains with my own eyes. It was like a dream come true, I burst into smiling anytime it comes in my mind. I brought with myself the silent wish&hope that life will improve for the people living there, and for all people in the world.

Dear December

Sadly, again, I only have time to summarize the past one month. So, let’s see.

The Meetup to meet up with readers took place at 27th of November, where I had the chance to talk more about the book and about the whys. It was a great experience! 🙂

The animation course I attend came to its end this week, and we’ve created a montage from our works. I will post it here as soon as I’m done with it (at place the sound needs some editing). 🙂

one of the projects 🙂

Also, I cold participate in shooting a little sequence for SMTV again, which was really a honour. 🙂

ready for the shooting

Interview first part on air

The 1/2 part of the Supreme Master TV interview is available:

Remembering Past lives, episode 1/2

It can be downloaded: http://suprememastertv.com/en1/download/p.php?f=0407-SS-Remembering-Past-Lives-an-Interview-with-Annamaria-Furedi-P1o1-2m&fbclid=IwAR1lVIGmAqXhrLIvWsq2xagzy-TD_ZCVeZH7cWyR4yu8ZQqo3UwWt2hd1FM

Interview on Supreme Master TV

Wow, the interview is divided into two parts and the screening of them is scheduled!! 🙂

14th November: Remembering Past Lives: An interview with Annamaria Furedi Part 1/2

21th November: Remembering Past Lives: An interview with Annamaria Furedi Part 2/2

http://suprememastertv.com/en1/


Meditation Retreat

I’ve spent fifteen days in a very special meditation retreat near a southern Taiwanese city, 10000 kilometres away from my home. We were doing karmakiller meditation for many hours each day, to help elevating ourselves, our loved ones, and the planet. I learned here that the island gave home to numerous saints and Buddhist (and non-Buddhist) masters in the past. We glimpsed shrines and temples wide around wherever we went. One could feel something sacred being present in the air… This is one of the most famous Buddhist places close to our retreat:

Buddhist monastery
Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery and Museum (wikipedia)

I saw a lot of gekkos and lizards on the walls and the trees, almost every day. They were so cute!

Taiwanese lizard (not my photos – I did not make photos during the retreat)
This one might be the same lizard but a female one (my guess)
Common house gecko – they could be seen everywhere

Our flight was pleasant with the Emirates and quite long, the whole journey took more than 25 hours: Budapest – Dubai, Dubai – Taipei, Taipei – Kaohsiung. We ordered vegan meals when booked the seats and we were happy to see they could cook for us – our food was labeled as strict vegetarian.

Airbus 380
Dubai Airport
Taoyuan Airport, Taipei
tasty vegan meals (bottom left: it was our welcome meal)

My fear from flying almost fully disappeared and on our way back I sat to the window. I could see huge part of Mesopotamia, the Euphrates and the Tigris rivers, and the lines of mountains as we progressed towards (and through) Asia Minor. Many of the places where I once lived lied under us… I am so grateful for the experience!

Mesopotamia (wikipedia)
lake winter infopark

A busy month is coming to its end

February was a busy month again and tons of things were happening. I tell you the most important ones

Mary bunny

this is Mary, she was my granma’s bunny

  • The first printed versions of Protector – Recovering Memories arrived to me.
  • I organized and set the pages of other visualizations as public: 3-4 types of charts per thousands of years. Check them in the Protector Project dropdown menu.
  • The first versions of the repeating-characters’ animations are done (sound, subtitle, music waits to be added).
  • We were shooting a new interview for SMTV! 🙂
  • My turtles tried vegan food –  and liked it.

News on SMTV video interview

In 19 December with a small crew we were shooting an interview for SMTV (Supreme Master TV). I was talking about my book and about reincarnation, NDE and veganism in general. We all invested a lot of energy into this interview, though it seems like, we will have to shoot it again – differently. Anyway, I’ve got a picture from the video to show you: I am in full make up, in a designer dress. 😀

Dress by Marta Lovasz, Fashion Designer

Make-up by Delia Gajarszki-Meszaros, Make-up master