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Didgeridoo – An Aboriginal Wind Instrument

September 21st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , |

The didgeridoo is a wind instrument. It was developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia, likely within the last 1,500 years and is now in use around the world. Didgeridoo is a wooden trumpet "drone pipe" classified by Musicologists as a brass aerophone. A didgeridoo is usually cylindrical or conical and can measure anywhere from 1 to 3 m (3 to 10 ft) long. Most [...]

Horus: Egyptian God of the Sky

September 19th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Horus is one of the most significant ancient Egyptian deities who served many functions, most notable god of kingship and the sky. He was worshipped from at least the late prehistoric Egypt until the Ptolemaic Kingdom and Roman Egypt. Different forms of Horus are recorded in history and these are treated as distinct gods by Egyptologists. These various forms may possibly be different manifestations of [...]

Arachnophobia – Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

September 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Arachnophobia is the unreasonable fear of spiders and other arachnids such as scorpions. Arachnophobia may be an exaggerated form of an instinctive response that helped early humans to survive or a cultural phenomenon that is most common in predominantly European societies. Signs and symptoms People with arachnophobia tend to feel uneasy in any area they believe could harbor spiders or that has visible signs of [...]

Carnyx: A Wind Instrument of the Iron Age Celts

September 17th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge, Music|Tags: , , , , |

The carnyx was a wind instrument of the Iron Age Celts, used between c. 200 BC and c. AD 200. Carnyx was a type of bronze trumpet with an elongated S shape, held so that the long straight central portion was vertical and the short mouthpiece end section and the much wider bell were horizontal in opposed directions. The bell was styled in the shape [...]

What is a Quark Star?

September 16th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

A quark star is a type of compact exotic star, where extremely high temperature and pressure has forced nuclear particles to form quark matter, a continuous state of matter consisting of free quarks. It is well known, both theoretically and observationally, that some massive stars collapse to form neutron stars at the end of their life cycle. Under the extreme temperatures and pressures inside neutron [...]

Retrocausality: A Concept of Cause and Effect

September 15th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Retrocausality or Backwards causation is a concept of cause and effect where the effect precedes its cause in time so that a later event in time affects an earlier event. In quantum physics, the distinction between cause and effect is not made at the most fundamental level, so time-symmetric systems can be viewed as causal or retro-causal. Philosophical considerations of time travel often address the [...]

Top 12 Jakob Böhme Quotes

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

Jakob Böhme was a German philosopher, Christian mystic, and Lutheran Protestant theologian. Jakob Böhme was considered an original thinker by many of his contemporaries within the Lutheran tradition, and his first book, commonly known as Aurora, caused a great scandal. Böhme was born on 24 April 1575 at Alt Seidenberg (now Stary Zawidów, Poland). Böhme's writing shows the influence of Neoplatonist and alchemical writers such [...]

Meditations: A Series of Writings by Marcus Aurelius on Stoic Philosophy

September 13th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in Koine Greek as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. It is possible that large portions of the work were written at Sirmium, where he spent [...]

Lamassu – An Assyrian Protective Deity

September 12th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

A lamassu is an Assyrian protective deity, often depicted as having a human head, the body of a bull or a lion, and bird wings. In some writings, it is portrayed to represent a female deity. A less frequently used name is shedu, which refers to the male counterpart of a lamassu. Lammasu represents the zodiacs, parent-stars or constellations. In art, lamassu were depicted as [...]