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Top 14 Gabrielle Roth Quotes

By |2020-06-26T01:57:06+03:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Gabrielle Roth was an American dancer and musician in the world music and trance dance genres, with a special interest in shamanism. Born in San Francisco, Gabrielle Roth was originally inspired to dance, aged seven, by seeing a ballerina through the window of a dance [...]

Ecstatic Dance: Traditions and Reception

By |2020-05-01T19:48:23+03:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Consciousness, Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ecstatic dance is a form of dance in which the dancers, sometimes without the need to follow specific steps, abandon themselves to the rhythm and move freely as the music takes them, leading to trance and a feeling of ecstasy. The effects of ecstatic dance [...]

Banaue Rice Terraces – The Eighth Wonder of the World

By |2020-05-04T08:02:35+03:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

The Banaue Rice Terraces are terraces that were carved into the mountains of Banaue, Ifugao, in the Philippines, by the ancestors of the indigenous people. The Banaue Rice Terraces are occasionally called the "Eighth Wonder of the World". It is commonly thought that the terraces [...]

Theremin – The Invisible Musical Instrument

By |2020-04-27T19:24:50+03:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge, Music|Tags: , , , |

The theremin is an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist (performer). It is named after its inventor, Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928. The instrument's controlling section usually consists of two metal antennas that sense the relative position of [...]

Historia Plantarum – An Important Book of Natural History

By |2020-04-26T15:09:59+03:00April 26th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , , , |

Theophrastus's Enquiry into Plants or Historia Plantarum (Greek: Peri phyton historia) was, along with his mentor Aristotle's History of Animals, Pliny the Elder's Natural History and Dioscorides's De materia medica, one of the most important books of natural history written in ancient times, and like [...]

Shangri-La – A Mythical Himalayan Utopia

By |2020-04-26T11:08:47+03:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. Hilton describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains. Shangri-La has become synonymous with any [...]

Silphium – An Ancient Wonder Plant

By |2020-04-23T12:34:17+03:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , , |

Silphium (also known as silphion or laser) was a plant that was used in classical antiquity as a seasoning, perfume, as an aphrodisiac, or as a medicine. Silphium was used as a contraceptive by ancient Greeks and Romans. It was the essential item of trade from [...]

Raskovnik: A Legendary Herb in Slavic Folklore

By |2020-04-20T16:34:09+03:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , , , |

In Slavic folklore, the raskovnik or razkovniche is a magical herb. According to lore, the Raskovnik has the magical property to unlock or uncover anything that is locked or closed. However, legends claim it is notoriously difficult to recognize the herb, and reputedly only certain [...]

Easter Eggs Legends, History and Symbolism

By |2020-04-19T18:27:04+03:00April 19th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Easter eggs, also called Paschal eggs, are eggs that are sometimes decorated. They are usually used as gifts on the occasion of Easter. As such, Easter eggs are common during the season of Eastertide (Easter season). The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted [...]