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A Brief History of Tarot Card Reading

By |2019-11-20T00:00:23+03:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Tarot card reading is the practice of using tarot cards to gain insight into the past, present or future by formulating a question, then drawing and interpreting cards. One of the earliest references to tarot triumphs, and probably the first reference to tarot as the [...]

Melusine: A Spirit of Freshwater in European Folklore

By |2019-11-18T02:02:19+03:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Melusine or Melusina is a figure of European folklore and mythology, a female spirit of freshwater in a sacred spring or river. She is usually depicted as a woman who is a serpent or fish from the waist down (much like a mermaid). She is [...]

Excalibur: The Legendary Sword of King Arthur

By |2019-11-16T00:57:46+03:00November 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

Excalibur is the legendary sword of King Arthur, sometimes also attributed with magical powers or associated with the rightful sovereignty of Britain. Excalibur and the Sword in the Stone (the proof of Arthur's lineage) are sometimes said to be the same weapon, but in most [...]

Padmasambhava: The Second Buddha

By |2019-11-14T00:13:58+03:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Padmasambhava ("Lotus-Born"), also known as Guru Rinpoche, was an 8th-century Buddhist master from the Indian subcontinent. Although there was a historical Padmasambhava, little is known of him apart from helping the construction of the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet at Samye, at the behest of [...]

The Tao Te Ching – A Chinese Classic Text

By |2019-11-10T01:27:49+03:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

The Tao Te Ching is a Chinese classic text traditionally credited to the 6th-century BC sage Laozi. The text's authorship, date of composition and date of compilation are debated. The oldest excavated portion dates back to the late 4th century BC, but modern scholarship dates [...]

Top 13 Rudolf Steiner Quotes

By |2019-11-09T01:20:48+03:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Rudolf Steiner was an Austrian clairvoyant, philosopher, social reformer, architect, economist, and esotericist. Rudolf Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic and published philosophical works including The Philosophy of Freedom. Early spiritual experiences When he was nine [...]

Elemental: A Mythic Being in Occult and Alchemical Works

By |2019-11-07T20:13:02+03:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

An elemental is a mythic being that is described in occult and alchemical works from around the time of the European Renaissance and particularly elaborated in the 16th-century works of Paracelsus. According to Paracelsus and his subsequent followers, there are four categories of elementals, which [...]

A Brief History of the Elixir of Life

By |2019-11-06T01:04:14+03:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

The elixir of life, also known as the elixir of immortality and sometimes equated with the name philosopher's stone, is a potion that supposedly grants the drinker eternal life and/or eternal youth. The elixir of life was also said to cure all diseases. Alchemists in [...]

Moxibustion – A Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapy

By |2019-11-03T04:18:14+03:00November 3rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy which consists of burning dried mugwort on particular points on the body. It plays an important role in the traditional medical systems of China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Mongolia. Suppliers usually age the mugwort and grind it up [...]

Poseidon – The God of the Sea

By |2019-10-30T17:05:26+03:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Poseidon was one of the Twelve Olympians in ancient Greek religion and myth, the god of the sea, storms, earthquakes, and horses. In pre-Olympian Bronze Age Greece, Poseidon was venerated as a chief deity at Pylos and Thebes. His Roman equivalent is Neptune. He was [...]