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The Veil of Isis

By |2020-09-19T02:08:25+03:00September 19th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The veil of Isis is a metaphor and allegorical artistic motif in which nature is personified as the goddess Isis covered by a veil or mantle, representing the inaccessibility of nature's secrets. The veil of Isis is often combined with a related motif, in which nature [...]

Top 14 Sai Baba of Shirdi Quotes

By |2020-09-15T00:58:30+03:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

Sai Baba of Shirdi was an Indian spiritual master who is regarded by his devotees to be a manifestation of Sri Dattaguru and identified as a saint & a fakir. Sai Baba of Shirdi is revered by both his Hindu and Muslim devotees during, as [...]

Ask and Embla: The First Two Humans in Norse Mythology

By |2020-09-03T17:05:20+03:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

In Norse mythology, Ask and Embla—male and female respectively—were the first two humans, created by the gods. Ask and Embla are attested in both the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century [...]

The History of Sugar

By |2020-08-27T03:08:52+03:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , |

Sugar was first produced from sugarcane plants in northern India sometime after the first century CE. The derivation of the word “sugar” is thought to be from Sanskrit śarkarā, meaning "ground or candied sugar," originally "grit, gravel". Sanskrit literature from ancient India, written between 1500 [...]

Balarama: Hindu God of Agriculture and Strength

By |2020-08-18T00:10:23+03:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Balarama is a Hindu god and the elder brother of Krishna. He is particularly significant in the Jagannath tradition, as one of the triad deities. Balarama is also known as Baladeva, Balabhadra, Haladhara, and Halayudha. The first two epithets refer to his strength, the last [...]

Hermetica: Egyptian-Greek Wisdom Texts

By |2020-08-11T16:22:27+03:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Hermetica are Egyptian-Greek wisdom texts from the 2nd century or earlier, which are mostly presented as dialogues in which a teacher, generally identified as Hermes Trismegistus, enlightens a disciple. The texts form the basis of Hermeticism. The Hermetica discusses the divine, the cosmos, mind, [...]

Sophia: A Central Idea in Philosophy, Religion and Theology

By |2020-08-02T21:49:35+03:00August 2nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sophia  is a central idea in Hellenistic philosophy and religion, Platonism, Gnosticism, and Christian theology. Sophia originally carrying a meaning of "cleverness, skill", the later meaning of the term, close to the meaning of Phronesis ("wisdom, intelligence"), was significantly shaped by the term philosophy ("love [...]

Tripundra: A Reminder of the Spiritual Aims of Life

By |2020-07-31T03:15:59+03:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

Tripundra is a Śaivite tilaka, and a body art with origins in South India. It consists of three horizontal lines on the forehead, usually with a dot made from sacred ash, and has spiritual meaning in Shiva tradition within Hinduism. A Vishnu tradition related mark [...]

Cantong Qi: The Seal of the Unity of the Three

By |2020-07-24T03:36:41+03:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

The Cantong qi is deemed to be the earliest book on alchemy in China. The title has been variously translated as Kinship of the Three, Akinness of the Three, Triplex Unity, The Seal of the Unity of the Three, and in several other ways. The [...]