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Mana – The Life Force Energy in Melanesian and Polynesian Culture

By |2020-05-18T23:02:56+03:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Mana is the spiritual life force energy or healing power that permeates the universe, in the culture of the Melanesians and Polynesians. Anyone or thing can have Mana. It is cultivation or possession of energy and power, rather than being a source of power. It [...]

The Legendary Unicorn Horn

By |2020-05-17T13:31:35+03:00May 17th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A unicorn horn, also known as an alicorn, is a legendary object whose reality was accepted in Europe and Asia from the earliest recorded times. The unicorn horn comes from the imaginary creature known as a unicorn, also known in the Hebrew Bible as a [...]

The Solomon’s Knot

By |2020-05-16T22:57:38+03:00May 16th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Solomon's knot is a traditional decorative motif used since ancient times and found in many cultures. Despite the name, it is classified as a link and is not a true knot according to the definitions of mathematical knot theory. Occurrences The Solomon's knot often occurs [...]

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

By |2020-05-16T18:11:15+03:00May 16th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The allegory of the cave, or Plato's Cave, was presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work Republic (514a–520a) to compare "the effect of education and the lack of it on our nature". The allegory of the cave is written as a dialogue between [...]

The Metternich Stela

By |2020-05-15T13:15:42+03:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Metternich Stela is a magico-medical stele that is part of the Egyptian Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The Metternich Stela dates to the thirtieth dynasty of Egypt around 380–342 B.C. during the reign of Nectanebo II. The provenance [...]

Astronomica – One of the Earliest Works on Astrology

By |2020-05-09T13:13:17+03:00May 9th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Astronomica, also known as the Astronomicon, is a Latin didactic poem about celestial phenomena, written in hexameters, and divided into five books. The Astronomica was written c. AD 30–40 by a Roman poet whose name was likely Marcus Manilius; little is known of Manilius, and [...]

Taweret – Egyptian Goddess of Childbirth and Fertility

By |2020-05-03T14:36:57+03:00May 3rd, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

In Ancient Egyptian religion, Taweret is the protective ancient Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility. The name Taweret (Tȝ-wrt) means "she who is great" or simply "great one", a common pacificatory address to dangerous deities. The deity is typically depicted as a bipedal female hippopotamus [...]

Alice in Wonderland – One of the Best-Known Novels

By |2020-05-02T15:09:47+03:00May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. Alice in Wonderland tells of a young girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world [...]