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12 Johannes Kepler Quotes on Nature, Geometry, and God

By |2019-04-20T14:09:58+03:00April 20th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Johannes Kepler was a German astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer. Johannes Kepler is a key figure in the 17th-century scientific revolution, best known for his laws of planetary motion, and his books Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome Astronomiae Copernicanae. Kepler was born on December 27, the [...]

Isis: Goddess of Life, Ruler of Fate and Destiny

By |2019-04-19T16:20:30+03:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Isis was a major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. Isis was first mentioned in the Old Kingdom (c. 2686–2181 BCE) as one of the main characters of the Osiris myth, in which she resurrects her slain husband, the [...]

Traditional Tibetan Medicine and the Four Tantras

By |2019-04-18T03:51:56+03:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Traditional Tibetan medicine, also known as Sowa-Rigpa medicine, is a centuries-old traditional medical system. It employs a complex approach to diagnosis, incorporating techniques such as pulse analysis and urinalysis, and utilizes behavior and dietary modification, medicines composed of natural materials (e.g., herbs and minerals) and [...]

All About Chill Out Music

By |2019-04-17T16:36:19+03:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Chill out music is a loosely defined form of popular music characterized by slow tempos and relaxed moods. The definition of "chill out music" has evolved throughout the decades, and generally refers to anything that might be identified as a modern type of easy listening. [...]

Amrita: The Drink of the Devas

By |2019-04-16T16:19:06+03:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , |

Amrita, Amrit or Amata is a word that literally means "immortality" and is often referred to in ancient Indian texts as nectar. "Amṛta" is etymologically related to the Greek ambrosia and carries the same meaning. Its first occurrence is in the Rigveda, where it is considered [...]

Sushruta Samhita: An Ancient Sanskrit Text on Medicine

By |2019-04-17T01:55:25+03:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

The Sushruta Samhita is an ancient Sanskrit text on medicine and surgery, and one of the most important such treatises on this subject to survive from the ancient world. The Compendium of Suśruta is one of the foundational texts of Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), alongside [...]

Tupac Shakur Quotes on Life, Faith and Dreams

By |2019-04-14T04:22:19+03:00April 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , |

Tupac Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper, writer, and actor. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Shakur is one of the best-selling music artists of all time having [...]

A Brief History of Babylonian Astronomy

By |2019-04-14T03:18:09+03:00April 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Babylonian astronomy was the study or recording of celestial objects during early history Mesopotamia. These records can be found on Sumerian clay tablets, inscribed in cuneiform, dated approximately to 3500–3200 BC. In conjunction with their mythology, the Sumerians developed a form of astronomy/astrology that had [...]

An Introduction to Tango Dance

By |2019-04-12T05:29:20+03:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Tango is a popular partner dance and social dance that originated in the 1880s along the River Plate, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay. It was born in the impoverished port areas of these countries, where natives mixed with slave and European immigrant populations. [...]

Nazar: An Eye-Shaped Amulet Against the Evil Eye

By |2019-04-11T12:58:22+03:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

A Nazar (a word deriving from Arabic, meaning sight, surveillance, attention, and other related concepts) is an eye-shaped amulet believed to protect against the evil eye. Albanian, Urdu, Pashtun, Bengali, Kurdish, Persian, Punjabi, and other languages have borrowed the term as well. In Turkey, it [...]