Sparsely appointed and gently played, Burning the Threshold marks a return to the pastoral folk and American Primitive styles for Ben Chasny and his long-tenured Six Organs of Admittance project. Since the early part of the decade, much of Chasny's attention has been devoted to the development and implementation of the hexadic system, a chance-based compositional method involving a set of playing cards which dictates the tonal, rhythmic, chordal, and even lyrical approach of the music. The two albums he released using this method, 2015's Hexadic and Hexadic, Vol. 2, were aesthetic wildcards whose dissonant clamor was at times thrilling, but ultimately difficult to absorb.
VIVA LA VULVA: WOMEN'S SEX ORGANS REVEALED features sexologist and writer Betty Dodson as she assembles a group of women to discuss the appearance and purpose of female genitalia. Viva la Vulva: Women's Sex Organs Revealed movie The discussion is followed by some group self-stimulation exercises and full-body massages.
Anatomy For Beginners is presented by pioneering anatomist, Dr. Gunther von Hagens and pathologist, Professor John A. Lee. Dr. von Hagens pioneered a procedure known as plastination, which preserves bodies and body parts for educational and display purposes. This works basically by substituting water and fat in the body tissue with special polymers that can preserve even the finest detail. This results in specimens that are immaculately preserved and presented, offering incredible opportunities for medical education. Many of these specimens are used in the program. Dr. von Hagens has also exhibited these specimens around the world in an exhibition titled Body Worlds, which displays genuine examples of human anatomy in a very public forum.
In Understanding Qigong DVD 4, renowned Qigong expert and author Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming discusses the theory of Four Seasons Qigong (Si Ji Gong). Four Seasons Qigong is a well-known traditional medical Qigong practice in which one learns how to regulate the body from one season to the next to avoid common illnesses. This Qigong specializes in training the five internal Yin organs; heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and spleen, which correspond to the four seasons the year. It is believed that when we get sick it is often due to the body s difficulty in adapting to the changes from one season to another.