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The Legend and Symbolism of the Magical Phoenix

By | 2017-10-19T18:20:10+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

 According to tradition . . . only one Phoenix at a time could live in our world. Its true home was Paradise, a land of unimaginable beauty lying beyond the distant horizon towards the rising sun. Nothing dies in Paradise, and here was the crux [...]

Shamanism, Addiction and the Hole in the Soul

By | 2017-10-17T19:08:49+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , |

Nature abhors a vacuum. Those of us who are all too familiar with drug addiction are also all too familiar with the “hole in the soul”. It can’t even be called a concept; it’s beyond that. There’s usually no other way to describe the agony [...]

Why is Music Important to Our Lives?

By | 2017-10-12T18:32:24+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Knowledge, Music|Tags: , , , |

It’s a question which makes us dig deeper into who we are. “ Why is music important to human beings?” Maybe it’s just like breathing. Although music is an art form, it’s so much more than that. It reaches places where no ordinary mode of [...]

Mimosa Hostilis: Traditional Uses

By | 2017-10-11T19:35:34+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , |

Mimosa hostilis is a variety of mimosa tree that is native to the Amazon basin in Brazil and can grow as far north as southern Mexico. Traditionally used for leather tanning, dyes, and religious ceremonies, the bark, and roots of this tree have been used [...]

10 Inspiring Books by Paulo Coelho

By | 2017-10-06T20:20:18+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

The Brazilian author Paulo Coelho was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist. In 1986, Paulo Coelho did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, [...]

The Secret Power of Number Three

By | 2017-10-05T18:11:01+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , |

All human beings understand number system. All of us live in a physical universe where things come in different numbers, and so different cultures will highlight different numbers as particularly important, ritualize them and make them culturally important. We see widespread use of the number [...]

An Overview of Magical Plant Mandragora Officinarum

By | 2017-10-03T20:19:22+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , |

Mandrake is the common name for members of the plant genus Mandragora, particularly the species Mandragora officinarum, belonging to the nightshade family. Because mandrake contains deliriant hallucinogenic tropane alkaloids such as atropine, scopolamine, apoatropine, and hyoscyamine, and the roots sometimes contain bifurcations causing them to [...]

Spiral: The Symbol of Balance, Progress and Awareness

By | 2017-09-30T18:50:56+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , |

Perhaps it's most prolific appearance is in Celtic symbology where we see the spiral decorating a myriad of their ancient artifacts. In Celtic art and symbolism, we can intuit a few meanings from the forcefully present spiral. In terms of spirituality, the spiral symbol can [...]

Kanna: An African Antidepressant Plant

By | 2017-09-26T18:44:00+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , |

Meet Kanna. A plant that was raised in the heat of the South African sun. The plant has been revered by the locals for millennia. Way back before the first of the explorers and established colonies arrived. This herb, which is also known as Sceletium tortuosum, [...]

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