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The Great Pyramid of Giza

By |2019-06-15T04:53:40+03:00June 15th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering present-day El Giza, Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the [...]

An Introduction to Hellenistic Astrology

By |2019-06-14T14:17:32+03:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hellenistic astrology is a tradition of horoscopic astrology that was developed and practiced in the late Hellenistic period in and around the Mediterranean region, especially in Egypt. The texts and technical terminology of this tradition of astrology were largely written in Greek (or sometimes Latin). [...]

Andromeda Constellation History and Mythology

By |2019-06-09T02:13:37+03:00June 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Andromeda is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century Greco-Roman astronomer Ptolemy and remains one of the 88 modern constellations. Located north of the celestial equator, it is named for Andromeda, daughter of Cassiopeia, in the Greek myth, who was chained to a [...]

Levitation: The Rising of a Human Body Into the Air

By |2019-06-06T15:37:23+03:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Levitation or transvection in the paranormal context is the rising of a human body and other objects into the air by mystical means or meditation. Some parapsychology and religious believers interpret alleged instances of levitation as the result of supernatural action of psychic power or [...]

Mount Meru: The Center of the Physical and Spiritual Universe

By |2019-06-05T15:59:29+03:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

Mount Meru is the sacred five-peaked mountain of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist cosmology and is considered to be the center of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes. Many famous Hindu and similar Jain, as well as Buddhist temples, have been built as symbolic representations [...]

Bodhi Tree: The Buddha Tree

By |2019-06-03T22:54:38+03:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

The Bodhi Tree, also known as Bo or "peepal tree", was a large and ancient sacred fig tree located in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India, under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher who became known as the Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment or Bodhi. [...]

The Five Elements in Japanese Philosophy

By |2019-05-30T02:20:24+03:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

The five elements philosophy in Japanese Buddhism and Hinduism, godai ("five great"), is derived from Buddhist beliefs. It is perhaps best known in the Western world for its use in Miyamoto Musashi's famous text Gorin-no-sho (The Book of Five Rings), in which he explains different [...]

14 Quotes by Chico Xavier

By |2019-05-28T03:53:40+03:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Chico Xavier was a popular philanthropist and medium in Spiritism. During a period of 60 years, Chico Xavier wrote over 490 books and several thousand letters claiming to use a process known as "psychography and after his death, many dozens of books were issued based [...]

Phosphorus: The Morning Star

By |2019-05-23T17:14:03+03:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Phosphorus is the Morning Star, the planet Venus in its morning appearance. Phaosphoros and Phaesphoros are forms of the same name in some Greek dialects. This celestial object was named when stars and planets were not always distinguished with modern precision. Another Greek name for [...]