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16 Inspiring Quotes from Lao Tzu

June 18th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lao Tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching, the founder of philosophical Taoism, and a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions. A central figure in Chinese culture, Lao Tzu is claimed by both the emperors of the Tang dynasty and modern people of the Li surname as a founder of their lineage. His work [...]

6 Secrets For Making a Wish Come True

June 18th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Being given permission to wish for things is a childlike privilege that many adults are uncomfortable with. Making a wish seems to be like splurging on your birthday, treating yourself to a day off, or being silly: only approved on rare occasions. Or worse. To many adults, making wishes ranks down there with having pipe dreams, not facing the facts, acting foolish, or being lazy. [...]

The Myth of the Minotaur and the Labyrinth

June 17th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Greek myth of the labyrinth and the Minotaur at its center has ancient insights for us on how to find our way through the maze of the creative process. A myth is rich in metaphor that can illustrate and inform the creative journey. The story of the labyrinth from Greek myth is an excellent example of this. Sometimes the creative process can feel like [...]

Ayurveda: A Science of Life

June 17th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help [...]

Psychedelic Lichen That Contains Multiple Hallucinogenic Compounds

June 17th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

A species of lichen from the rainforests of Ecuador proves that you don’t have to be a magic mushroom to contain psilocybin. It is the first and only lichen known to incorporate these substances. Ask any biologist and he’ll tell you lichens are an intriguing bunch. They exist only because of a symbiotic relationship between algae (or cyanobacteria) and fungi. The fungus creates a network [...]

African Baobab Trees are Mysteriously Dying

June 16th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , |

Some of the continent’s oldest and biggest specimens collapsed suddenly during a study. Baobab trees standing against a dusk sky in front of the flat Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana. Africa’s iconic baobab trees are dying, and scientists don’t know why. In a study intended to examine why the trees are so long-living, researchers made the unexpected finding that many of the oldest and largest of the [...]

How to Make Your Relationship Stronger with 15 Simple Tips

June 16th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

When it comes to longevity, knowing how to make your relationship stronger certainly helps. Here’s how you can make your relationship last forever. Not all relationships start out on great terms. You may be happy at first and then after that honeymoon phase ends, you’re left struggling to keep things together. But if you really care about that person, you want to know how to [...]

Eye of Providence – Meaning, Origins and Symbolism

June 15th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

The all-seeing eye, more commonly known as the Eye of Providence, is one of the most popular and prominent symbols in the world which has been around for many centuries. In this post, we will be examining the all-seeing eye, meanings attributed to it and the symbolism behind. The all-seeing eye has been used for both secular and religious purposes over the years. The symbol [...]

The Therapeutic Uses of Salt Across Human History

June 14th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , |

Is human life without salt imaginable? Probably not. Salt symbolizes life itself. Basic physiological functions depend on a balance between salts and liquids in the body. When the balance is upset, the disease may occur. Salt has been an essential, virtually omnipresent, part of medicine for thousands of years. It has been used as a remedy, a support treatment, and a preventive measure. It has [...]