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Mana – The Life Force Energy in Melanesian and Polynesian Culture

By |2020-05-18T23:02:56+03:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Mana is the spiritual life force energy or healing power that permeates the universe, in the culture of the Melanesians and Polynesians. Anyone or thing can have Mana. It is cultivation or possession of energy and power, rather than being a source of power. It [...]

The Legendary Unicorn Horn

By |2020-05-17T13:31:35+03:00May 17th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A unicorn horn, also known as an alicorn, is a legendary object whose reality was accepted in Europe and Asia from the earliest recorded times. The unicorn horn comes from the imaginary creature known as a unicorn, also known in the Hebrew Bible as a [...]

The Solomon’s Knot

By |2020-05-16T22:57:38+03:00May 16th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Solomon's knot is a traditional decorative motif used since ancient times and found in many cultures. Despite the name, it is classified as a link and is not a true knot according to the definitions of mathematical knot theory. Occurrences The Solomon's knot often occurs [...]

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

By |2020-05-16T18:11:15+03:00May 16th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The allegory of the cave, or Plato's Cave, was presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work Republic (514a–520a) to compare "the effect of education and the lack of it on our nature". The allegory of the cave is written as a dialogue between [...]

The Metternich Stela

By |2020-05-15T13:15:42+03:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Metternich Stela is a magico-medical stele that is part of the Egyptian Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The Metternich Stela dates to the thirtieth dynasty of Egypt around 380–342 B.C. during the reign of Nectanebo II. The provenance [...]

Astronomica – One of the Earliest Works on Astrology

By |2020-05-09T13:13:17+03:00May 9th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Astronomica, also known as the Astronomicon, is a Latin didactic poem about celestial phenomena, written in hexameters, and divided into five books. The Astronomica was written c. AD 30–40 by a Roman poet whose name was likely Marcus Manilius; little is known of Manilius, and [...]

Why I am Feeling Lost in Life and What Should I Do

By |2020-05-06T10:52:23+03:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

If you’re feeling lost in life, you’re not alone, especially if you belong to the younger generation. More than ever people are disconnected from reality and caught up in a fantasy world where everything appears perfect. Everybody seems happy, everybody seems to be living their [...]

The Concept of the Zodiac Man

By |2020-05-04T17:47:45+03:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Sometimes depicted in writings and drawings from ancient classical, medieval and modern times, the Zodiac Man (Homo Signorum, or 'Man of Signs') represents a roughly consistent correlation of zodiacal names with body parts. The Zodiac Man appeared most frequently in calendars, devotional Books of Hours, [...]