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Pinecone Symbolism and History

April 18th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Throughout the span of recorded human history, Pinecone has served as a symbolic representation of Human Enlightenment, the Third Eye, and the Pineal Gland. Conifer Pine Trees are one of the most ancient plant genera on the planet, having existed nearly three times longer than all flowering plant species. The Pinecone is the evolutionary precursor to the flower, and its spines spiral in a perfect [...]

How to Avoid Future War

April 18th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|

War is evil. I Hate War As You Hate War! So many wars are fought every day resulting in after effects that will last for generations to come. The question is: How do we prevent future wars? Here are a few simple tips to help prevent future wars. Love yourself Love your neighbor as yourself Let the peace that passes all understanding abide in your heart [...]

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

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

The Egyptian Book of the Dead - sounds mysterious, magical and frightening - and in some respects it was! But what exactly was the Egyptian Book of the Dead? What was the purpose of the Book of the Dead? Definition of the Egyptian Book of the Dead The Egyptian Book of the Dead was an ancient survival guidebook which contained magical spells and instructions to [...]

The Ancient Art of Burning Sage – Facts, Benefits and Uses

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

The ritual burning of herbs and herbal resins is common to many cultures in the world. From the rich frankincense of the Church and the Middle Eastern bazaar to the heady incenses of Asia to the raw energy of brush burning in many native cultures—the purification of space through this modality is a global phenomenon and one you can benefit from highly. Burning sage is [...]

The Benefits of Pet Therapy

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

Going through treatment, trying to cope with a social disorder or building the courage to start exercising again all come with their own physical and emotional stresses. When facing a unique struggle, many patients have found an equally unique solution in the form of pet therapy. This treatment method pairs patients with animals such as a dog, cat or another creature to provide comfort and [...]

Swastika: A Pure Spiritual Symbol

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

A Navaho Singer, tracing a rainbow serpent, describes the shores of the heavenly 'whirling lake.' Upon the surface of this lake with no outlet and no bottom, he outlines with colored sand the cross of the 'whirling logs.' He carefully fashions the eight Yei figures who, two by two, ride astride the ends of the logs. They are the Holy People who balance the divisions [...]

Beliefs and Myths About the Stars

April 13th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Legends about the stars have been with us since the dawn of recorded history, many thousands of years ago. As time has gone by, the legends have been greatly refined, but they still exist. Many of these legends were created primarily to explain things that ancient man had no other way to explain. One of the first challenges for early man was to name star [...]

The Bodhisattva Ideal

April 12th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , |

A bodhisattva is an ordinary person who takes up a course in his or her life that moves in the direction of Buddha. You and I, actually, anyone who directs their attention, their life, to practicing the way of life of a Buddha is a bodhisattva. Most people live by their desires or karma. That’s what the expression “gossho no bompu” means. Gossho is the [...]

16 Quotes To Inspire Our Life by Maya Angelou

April 11th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Maya Angelou born Marguerite Annie Johnson, was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. Maya Angelou became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult. Including fry cook, sex worker, a nightclub dancer, and performer, cast member of the opera Porgy and Bess, coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and journalist in Egypt and Ghana during the decolonization [...]