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The Relationship Between Religion and Science

February 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Various aspects of the relationship between religion and science have been cited by modern historians of science and religion, philosophers, theologians, scientists, and others from various geographical regions and cultures. Even though the ancient and medieval worlds did not have conceptions resembling the modern understandings of "science" and "religion", certain elements of these modern ideas are found throughout history. It was in the 19th century [...]

Cleansing and Healing Properties of Palo Santo

February 15th, 2019|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Palo Santo is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh, and Copal. In Spanish, the name literally means “Holy Wood”. It is part of the citrus family and has sweet notes of pine, mint, and lemon. Ceremonial Benefits Palo Santo is enjoyed by many for its energetically cleansing and healing properties similar to Sage and [...]

14 Quotes by Malala Yousafzai on Education and Human Rights

February 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. Malala Yousafzai is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. Malala Yousafzai was born to a Pashtun family in Mingora, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Her family [...]

Mayan Maize Myths

February 13th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , , , |

Like other Mesoamerican people, the traditional Mayas recognize in their staple crop, maize, a vital force with which they strongly identify. This is clearly shown by their mythological traditions. According to the 16th-century Popol Vuh, the Hero Twins have maize plants for alter egos and man himself is created from maize. The discovery and opening of the Maize Mountain - the place where the corn [...]

The Muses: Goddesses of Literature, Science, and the Arts

February 11th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In ancient Greek religion and mythology, the Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. They are considered the source of the knowledge embodied in the poetry, lyric songs, and myths that were related orally for centuries in these ancient cultures. In current English usage, "muse" can refer in general to a person who inspires an artist, musician, or writer. Mythology According [...]

What is Modern Slavery?

February 10th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century. Instead, it changed its forms and continues to harm people in every country in the world. Whether they are women forced into prostitution, men forced to work in agriculture or construction, children in sweatshops or girls forced to marry older men, their lives are controlled by their exploiters, they no longer have a free choice [...]

The Stone Tape Theory

February 10th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Stone Tape theory is the speculation that ghosts and hauntings are analogous to tape recordings. And that mental impressions during emotional or traumatic events can be projected in the form of energy, "recorded" onto rocks and other items and "replayed" under certain conditions. The Idea draws inspiration and shares similarities with views of 19th-century intellectualists and psychic researchers, such as Charles Babbage, Eleonor Sidgwick, [...]

Valentine’s Day: A Celebration of Romance and Romantic Love

February 8th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in [...]

Top 5 Buddhist Temples to Visit

February 7th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

As a major world religion, Buddhism is one of the most influential belief systems in the world. Founded over 2,500 years ago, Buddhism teaches of a way to end suffering and has spread to every corner of the globe since its founding. But Buddhism’s influence stretches far beyond the impact it has had on the beliefs of millions of people throughout history, it has also [...]