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Top 12 Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes

By |2020-07-12T01:47:36+03:00July 11th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. Born in County Durham on 6 March 1806, the eldest of 12 children, Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote poetry from the age of eleven. Her [...]

Remedios Varo: Life and Career

By |2020-07-08T19:31:45+03:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Remedios Varo Uranga was a Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist working in Spain, France, and Mexico. Remedios Varo was born in Angl├Ęs, a small town in the province of Girona (Catalonia), in northeast Spain, in 1908. Her mother named Varo in honor of the Virgen de los [...]

An Introduction to Symbolism Art Movement

By |2020-07-07T03:20:54+03:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts. In literature, Symbolism originates with the 1857 publication of Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal. The works of Edgar Allan Poe, which Baudelaire admired greatly and translated [...]

Dactyls: An Archaic Mythical Race

By |2020-07-04T01:46:20+03:00July 4th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , |

In Greek mythology, the Dactyls or Daktyloi were the archaic mythical race of male beings associated with the Great Mother, whether as Cybele or Rhea. Their numbers vary, but often they were ten spirit-men so like the three Korybantes or the Cabeiri that they were [...]

Vajra: A Ritual Object in Hinduism and Buddhism

By |2020-06-28T16:21:16+03:00June 28th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A vajra is a weapon used as a ritual object to symbolize both the properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force). The vajra is essentially a type of club with a ribbed spherical head. The ribs may meet in a ball-shaped top, [...]

Yeshe Tsogyal: The Mother of Tibetan Buddhism

By |2020-06-27T01:29:01+03:00June 27th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

Yeshe Tsogyal attained enlightenment in her lifetime and is considered the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism. Yeshe Tsogyal is the highest female in the NyingmaVajrayana lineage. Some sources say she was a wife of Trisong Detsen, Emperor of Tibet when she began studying Buddhism with Padmasambhava, [...]

The Sermon on the Mount

By |2020-06-23T02:35:03+03:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Sermon on the Mount is a collection of sayings and teachings of Jesus Christ, which emphasizes his moral teaching found in the Gospel of Matthew. The Sermon on the Mount is the first of the Five Discourses of Matthew and takes place relatively early [...]

Top 17 Leo Tolstoy Quotes

By |2020-06-28T05:44:51+03:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Leo Tolstoy received multiple nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906 and nominations for Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902, and [...]

Kamadhenu – The Mother of all Cows in Hinduism

By |2020-06-12T11:57:29+03:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Kamadhenu, also known as Surabhi, is a divine bovine-goddess described in Hinduism as Gou Mata, the mother of all cows. Kamadhenu is a miraculous "cow of plenty" who provides her owner whatever he desires and is often portrayed as the mother of other cattle. In [...]

Vaisesika Sutra: One of the Earliest Texts on Physics

By |2020-06-06T22:23:49+03:00June 6th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Vaisesika Sutra, also called Kanada sutra, is an ancient Sanskrit text at the foundation of the Vaisheshika school of Hindu philosophy. The Vaisesika Sutra was authored by the Hindu sage Kanada, also known as Kashyapa. According to some scholars, he flourished before the advent of [...]