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The Armenian Film Festival is committed to exhibiting the finest work by independent filmmakers that represent the diversity of Armenian culture across the globe in any cultural, linguistic, and geopolitical setting.

The festival presents films and video, features and shorts by and about Armenians.  We are interested in all forms of work – narrative and experimental, documentary and fiction.

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Personal Psychic Development

astrologyThere are not too many subjects that invoke as much interest (if not controversy) as psychic phenomena. People who are able to accurately predict future events or tell things about someone’s personal life that could not possibly have been known to them stir our imaginations and make us wonder: how can this be?

Add to this the fact that there have always been (and will always be) fakes who prey on people’s desperation and naiveté for money, and we have a world of confusion surrounding all things metaphysical and psychic-related. A healthy degree of skepticism is warranted. But most online psychics agree that everyone has a sixth sense and is capable of developing their own intuitive abilities.

Unrealized Potential

Have you ever thought of a person and suddenly the telephone rings and it’s them? Have you ever been in a situation that you know you’ve been in before —a true déjà vu experience? Or maybe you’ve had dreams that came to pass? All of these are different instances of your psychic ability manifesting itself in your own conscience awareness. It is simply a matter of exercising and developing this skill, much like you would develop an under used muscle.

What is Psychic Awareness?

The world we live in, or rather perceive, is a very limited slice of the larger reality of the universal whole. We exist in a world confined by energy trapped in the form of physical matter. As humans, our ordinary consciousness is limited by filters built into our brains that allow us to stay focused on our everyday physical reality, much like the visual range we see within comprises only one small part of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Psychic awareness is simply the ability to expand our perceptual functions beyond the three dimensional world. Using the analogy of the electromagnetic spectrum, it is like a camera that can photograph into (or perceive) the infrared range of the spectrum—something our eyes are incapable of on their own.

Using the Muscle

When you begin to use an under used muscle, it feels weak and it is difficult to trust it. The same is true for your own psychic ability. But there are things you can do to make it stronger. All it takes is practice. The first step is to believe that you can do it. But why would you want to? Just like you would want to develop that under used muscle because it contributes to your overall strength and health, developing your psychic potential contributes to your overall spiritual health. We are, after all, spiritual beings having human experiences.


There are many good tools that can be used to harness your psychic potential. Taking a class in psychic development puts you in touch with a community of like-minded individuals that you can practice with. A class or even a good book will teach you techniques to sharpen your awareness and learn to perceive the world beyond your five senses. Some of the things you can learn to do are to tune into your own chakras (energy centers in your body), see other people’s auras, read other people’s energy through psychometry or other means of divination like astrology, tarot cards or the I-Ching (the ancient Chinese system of divination).

You might even find out that you have latent abilities that you were not aware of, like the ability to heal or to channel. Our goal as human beings is to realize our wholeness, and one of the ways we do this is to develop all of our innate gifts and talents. When we strengthen our psychic abilities, we are better equipped for a successful life over all.

The Purpose of Wearing Lanyards and Charms

butterfly charmLanyards and charms can be awesome accessories for anyone who wants to benefit from wearing jewelry with a certain meaning. Lanyards are like straps worn around the neck, wrist or even shoulders and the charms works like talismans that can bring you luck, happiness and anything you need in life. Dating back from the fifteenth century, these fashion accessories are so popular today that they can also be used for other purposes than fashion.

While many people don’t know the term lanyard, the truth is these straps are used on a lot in everyday life. People usually know them, but not many know their meaning or name. You can find these accessories in different of styles, size and colors, made from a variety of materials. They can be made by hand or produced at an industrial scale. You can even customize existing lanyards and add charms that you can wear for aesthetics, luck and other purposes.

Charms got their name from objects that were used a long time ago to represent certain properties given to these objects by spells. For example, you can have a charm in the shape of a red heart, symbolizing love. It can even be enchanted to attract love in the life of the person who wears it.

It’s All About The Look

For women, there are lanyards that have a feminine look, such as beaded lanyards. The straps can be made of cotton, cord, polyester or nylon. Even if these straps cannot be printed, they can have any type or color using dye and different styles. Charms can compensate when it comes to printing, through methods like dye sublimation, screen printing or hot stamping. The technologies used today allow a high level of detail to be displayed on charms.

The lanyard industry is constantly growing today, since many companies use personalized designs for representing their logos, names, symbols and slogans. Text messages can be included as well. Lanyards are not only meant to be worn on your body, as the can also be great for other purposes too. You can even use lanyards as key accessories, but also with whistles, cameras, phones, memory sticks, or ID badges.

When purchased in bulk, lanyards can be really cheap, but the prices are affordable even if you get only a particular item. One of the reasons is that the pieces are usually small. You can find such items in many physical stores and online. Handcrafted items can be found often when you are in vacation, as souvenirs. In this case, the accessories can have a spiritual meaning. What you find can depend a lot on the type of lanyards and charms that you are looking for.