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Vaisesika Sutra: One of the Earliest Texts on Physics

June 6th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Vaisesika Sutra, also called Kanada sutra, is an ancient Sanskrit text at the foundation of the Vaisheshika school of Hindu philosophy. The Vaisesika Sutra was authored by the Hindu sage Kanada, also known as Kashyapa. According to some scholars, he flourished before the advent of Buddhism because the Vaisesika Sutra makes no mention of Buddhism or Buddhist doctrines; however, the details of Kanada's life are [...]

Kukulkan – A Mesoamerican Serpent Deity

June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

Kukulkan is the name of a Mesoamerican serpent deity. Before the Spanish Conquest of the Yucatán, Kukulkan was worshipped by the Yucatec Maya peoples of the Yucatán Peninsula, in what is now Mexico. The depiction of the Feathered Serpent is present in other cultures of Mesoamerica. Kukulkan is closely related to the deity Qʼuqʼumatz of the Kʼicheʼ people and Quetzalcoatl of Aztec mythology. Little is [...]

The Alchemical Homunculus

May 30th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

A homunculus is a representation of a small human being. Popularized in sixteenth-century alchemy and nineteenth-century fiction, it has historically referred to the creation of a miniature, fully formed human. The concept has roots in preformationism as well as earlier folklore and alchemic traditions. Alchemy The homunculus first appears by name in alchemical writings attributed to Paracelsus (1493–1541). De natura rerum (1537) outlines his method [...]

What is a Fairy Ring?

May 27th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms. The fairy ring may grow to over 10 meters (33 ft) in diameter, and they become stable over time as the fungus grows and seeks food underground. It is found mainly in forested areas, but also appear in grasslands or rangelands. Fairy rings are detectable by sporocarps (fungal [...]

Top 14 Alice Bailey Quotes

May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Alice Bailey was a writer of more than twenty-four books on theosophical subjects and was one of the first writers to use the term New Age. Alice Bailey was born as Alice La Trobe-Bateman, in Manchester, England. She moved to the United States in 1907, where she spent most of her life as a writer and teacher. Bailey's works, written between 1919 and 1949, describe [...]

The Mythological Kunlun

May 20th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Kunlun or Kunlun Shan is a mountain or mountain range in Chinese mythology, an important symbol representing the Axis Mundi and divinity. The mythological Kunlun is based on various sources, mythologic and geographic, the modernly so-called Kunlun Mountains of the Tibetan Plateau and Mount Kailash (as an archetypal omphalos). The term "Kunlun" has also been applied to Southeastern Asian lands or islands, and seemingly [...]

The Triangular Manuscript

May 20th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

The Triangular Book of St. Germain or The Triangular Manuscript is an untitled 18th-century French text written in code and attributed to the legendary Count of St. Germain. The Triangular Manuscript takes its name from its physical shape: the binding and sheets of vellum that comprise the manuscript are in the shape of an equilateral triangle. The text, once deciphered, details a magical operation through [...]

Mana – The Life Force Energy in Melanesian and Polynesian Culture

May 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 is an intentional force. In the 19th century, scholars compared it to similar concepts such as the orenda of the [...]

The Legendary Unicorn Horn

May 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 re'em or wild ox. Many healing powers and antidotal virtues were attributed to the alicorn, making it one of the [...]