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Silphium – An Ancient Wonder Plant

By |2020-04-23T12:34:17+03:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , , |

Silphium (also known as silphion or laser) was a plant that was used in classical antiquity as a seasoning, perfume, as an aphrodisiac, or as a medicine. Silphium was used as a contraceptive by ancient Greeks and Romans. It was the essential item of trade from [...]

What is the Alexander Technique?

By |2020-04-21T16:42:57+03:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Alexander Technique, named after its creator Frederick Matthias Alexander, is an educational process that was created to retrain habitual patterns of movement and posture. Alexander believed that poor habits in posture and movement damaged spatial self-awareness as well as health, and that movement efficiency [...]

Raskovnik: A Legendary Herb in Slavic Folklore

By |2020-04-20T16:34:09+03:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , , , |

In Slavic folklore, the raskovnik or razkovniche is a magical herb. According to lore, the Raskovnik has the magical property to unlock or uncover anything that is locked or closed. However, legends claim it is notoriously difficult to recognize the herb, and reputedly only certain [...]

Easter Eggs Legends, History and Symbolism

By |2020-04-19T18:27:04+03:00April 19th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Easter eggs, also called Paschal eggs, are eggs that are sometimes decorated. They are usually used as gifts on the occasion of Easter. As such, Easter eggs are common during the season of Eastertide (Easter season). The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted [...]

The Concept of Resurrection in Several Religions

By |2020-04-18T13:32:42+03:00April 18th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Resurrection or anastasis is the concept of coming back to life after death. In several religions, a dying-and-rising god is a deity that dies and resurrects. The resurrection of the dead is a standard eschatological belief in the Abrahamic religions. As a religious concept, it [...]

Cydonia Region and the Face on Mars

By |2020-04-16T22:12:25+03:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Cydonia is a region on the planet Mars that has attracted both scientific and popular interest. The name Cydonia originally referred to the albedo feature (distinctively colored area) that was visible from Earthbound telescopes. The area borders the plains of Acidalia Planitia and the Arabia [...]

Perennial Philosophy and the Idea of the One

By |2020-04-15T12:03:38+03:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Perennial philosophy also referred to as perennialism and perennial wisdom is a perspective in spirituality that views all of the world's religious traditions as sharing a single, metaphysical truth or origin from which all esoteric and exoteric knowledge and doctrine have grown. The Perennial [...]

Sudhana: The Child of Wealth

By |2020-04-14T14:19:04+03:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sudhanakumara mainly is known as Sudhana and Shancai Tongzi in Chinese, and translated as Child of Wealth, is the protagonist in the last and longest chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra. Sudhana appears in Buddhist, Taoist and folk stories; in most of them he is one [...]

Celestial Spheres – History and Visual Expressions

By |2020-04-13T12:11:02+03:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The celestial spheres, or celestial orbs, were the fundamental entities of the cosmological models developed by Plato, Eudoxus, Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, and others. In these celestial models, the apparent motions of the fixed stars and planets are accounted for by treating them as embedded in [...]

An Introduction to Tribal Art

By |2020-04-12T10:22:49+03:00April 12th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Tribal art is the visual arts and material culture of indigenous peoples. Also known as non-Western art or ethnographic art, or, controversially, primitive art, tribal art have historically been collected by Western anthropologists, private collectors, and museums, particularly ethnographic and natural history museums. The term [...]