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Deity Yoga – A Practice of Vajrayana Buddhism

By |2020-02-23T02:25:16+03:00February 23rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Deity yoga is a practice of Vajrayana Buddhism involving identification with a chosen deity through visualizations and rituals and the realization of emptiness. According to the Tibetan scholar Tsongkhapa, Deity yoga is what separates Buddhist Tantra practice from the practice of other Buddhist schools. Deity [...]

Arcturus – One of the Brightest Stars in the Night Sky

By |2020-02-15T02:33:51+03:00February 15th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation of Boötes, the fourth-brightest in the night sky, and the brightest in the northern celestial hemisphere. Together with Spica and Denebola (or Regulus, depending on the source), Arcturus is part of the Spring Triangle asterism and, by [...]

3 Grounding Techniques to Improve Our Mental Health

By |2020-02-13T16:52:26+03:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We see the terms “grounding techniques“, “grounding” and “grounded” gaining momentum in the mental health and wellness discourses lately. There is a very good reason for that. Modern life is characterized by frantic everyday rhythms, stress, anxiety, and a host of pathological conditions, either mental [...]

Kau Chim – A Chinese Fortune-Telling Practice

By |2020-02-11T03:40:23+03:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Kau Chim or Kau Cim, also known as Lottery poetry, is a fortune-telling practice that originated in China in which the querent (person asking the question) requests answers from a sacred oracle lot. The practice of Kau Chim is often performed in a Taoist or [...]

Oneiromancy – A Form of Divination Based Upon Dreams

By |2020-02-02T03:20:40+03:00February 2nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , |

Oneiromancy is a form of divination based upon dreams; it is a system of dream interpretation that uses dreams to predict the future. It is dismissed by the scientific community and skeptics as being superstition; experiments do not support the idea that dreams predict the [...]

What is Collective Unconscious?

By |2020-01-27T02:53:08+03:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: Consciousness, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Collective unconscious refers to structures of the unconscious mind that are shared among beings of the same species, it is a term coined by Carl Jung. According to Jung, the human collective unconscious is populated by instincts, as well as by archetypes: universal symbols such [...]

An Overview of Sleep Paralysis

By |2020-01-23T15:34:13+03:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sleep paralysis is when, during waking up or falling asleep, a person is aware but unable to move or speak. During an episode, one may hallucinate (hear, feel, or see things that are not there), which often results in fear. Episodes generally last less than [...]

What is Visual Thinking?

By |2020-01-20T01:11:40+03:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Visual thinking, also called visual/spatial learning or picture thinking is the phenomenon of thinking through visual processing. Visual thinking has been described as seeing words as a series of pictures. It is common in approximately 60–65% of the general population. "Real picture thinkers", those who [...]

Zuni Fetishes – Contemporary Native American Art

By |2020-01-05T01:29:20+03:00January 5th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Zuni fetishes are small carvings made from various materials by the Zuni people. Zuni fetishes have traditionally served a ceremonial purpose for their creators and depict animals and icons integral to their culture. As a form of contemporary Native American art, they are sold with secular [...]