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The Brief History of Beer

By |2019-05-21T03:22:56+03:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

As almost any cereal containing certain sugars can undergo spontaneous fermentation due to wild yeasts in the air, it is possible that beer-like drinks were independently developed throughout the world soon after a tribe or culture had domesticated cereal. Chemical tests of ancient pottery jars [...]

Extrasensory Perception – The Sixth Sense

By |2019-05-20T16:37:21+03:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Consciousness, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Extrasensory perception or ESP, also called sixth sense, includes claimed reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses but sensed with the mind. Jain usage of the term goes back to 2,000 years and encompasses three types of possible extrasensory perceptions: telepathy, clairvoyance, [...]

Snake (Serpent): One of the Oldest Mythological Symbols.

By |2019-05-16T03:28:48+03:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The serpent, or snake, is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols. The word is derived from Latin serpens, a crawling animal or snake. Snakes have been associated with some of the oldest rituals known to humankind and represent dual expression of good [...]

Fear of Flying: Symptoms, Causes, and Management

By |2019-05-13T15:49:31+03:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , |

Fear of flying is a fear of being on an airplane, or other flying vehicles, such as a helicopter, while in flight. It is also referred to as flying anxiety, flying phobia, flight phobia, aviophobia or aerophobia (although the last also means a fear of [...]

The Greek Magical Papyri

By |2019-05-06T17:06:43+03:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Greek Magical Papyri is the name given by scholars to a body of papyri from Graeco-Roman Egypt, written mostly in ancient Greek, which each contain a number of magical spells, formulae, hymns, and rituals. The materials in the Greek Magical Papyri date from the [...]

The Dichotomy of Good and Evil in Religion and Philosophy

By |2019-04-28T18:53:30+03:00April 28th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In religion, ethics, philosophy, and psychology "good and evil" is a very common dichotomy. In cultures with Manichaean and Abrahamic religious influence, evil is usually perceived as the dualistic antagonistic opposite of good, in which good should prevail and evil should be defeated. In cultures [...]

What is Primary Consciousness?

By |2019-04-27T23:49:51+03:00April 27th, 2019|Categories: Consciousness, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Primary consciousness is a term the American biologist Gerald Edelman coined to describe the ability, found in humans and some animals, to integrate observed events with memory to create an awareness of the present and immediate past of the world around them. This form of [...]

Aether: The Fifth Element

By |2019-04-26T17:27:04+03:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

According to ancient and medieval science, aether, also spelled ether and also called quintessence, is the material that fills the region of the universe above the terrestrial sphere. The concept of aether was used in several theories to explain several natural phenomena, such as the [...]

A Brief History of Greek Astronomy

By |2019-04-25T04:09:08+03:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Greek astronomy is astronomy written in the Greek language in classical antiquity. Greek astronomy is understood to include the ancient Greek, Hellenistic, Greco-Roman, and Late Antiquity eras. It is not limited geographically to Greece or to ethnic Greeks, as the Greek language had become the [...]

The Universal Symbol of the World Tree

By |2019-04-23T16:53:51+03:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

The world tree is a motif present in several religions and mythologies, particularly Indo-European religions, Siberian religions, and Native American religions. The world tree is represented as a colossal tree which supports the heavens, thereby connecting the heavens, the terrestrial world, and, through its roots, [...]