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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 [...]

The History of Tea

By |2020-01-02T00:48:32+03:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

The history of tea is long and complex, spreading across multiple cultures over the span of thousands of years. Tea likely originated in the Yunnan region during the Shang dynasty as a medicinal drink. An early credible record of tea drinking dates to the 3rd [...]

Crescent Shape Symbolism and History

By |2019-12-31T16:44:18+03:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

A crescent shape is a symbol or emblem used to represent the lunar phase in the first quarter (the "sickle moon"), or by extension a symbol representing the Moon itself. Crescent is used as the astrological symbol for the Moon, and hence as the alchemical [...]

Maneki Neko: A Japanese Lucky Charm

By |2019-12-29T01:40:38+03:00December 29th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

The Maneki Neko (literally "beckoning cat") is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. The figurine depicts a cat beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed in—often at the entrance of—shops, restaurants, [...]

Origami: The Art of Paper Folding

By |2019-12-24T01:50:54+03:00December 24th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , |

Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word "origami" is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat square sheet [...]

The Great Smog of London

By |2019-12-23T01:22:08+03:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , |

The Great Smog of London, or Great Smog of 1952, was a severe air-pollution event that affected the British capital of London in early December 1952. A period of cold weather, combined with an anticyclone and windless conditions, collected airborne pollutants—mostly arising from the use [...]

Pablo Amaringo – A Shaman Visionary Artist

By |2019-12-22T03:02:48+03:00December 22nd, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Pablo Amaringo was a Peruvian artist, renowned for his intricate, colorful depictions of his visions from drinking the entheogenic plant brew ayahuasca. Pablo Amaringo was first brought to the West's attention by Dennis McKenna and Luis Eduardo Luna, who met Pablo in Pucallpa while traveling [...]

Siddha Medicine: A Traditional Treatment System from Tamil Culture

By |2019-12-20T02:20:03+03:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

Siddha medicine is a traditional medicine originating in Tamil Nadu in India. The Supreme Court of India and the Indian Medical Association regard Siddha medicine as quackery. Practitioners of alternative medicine, including those practicing Siddha medicine, are not authorized to practice medicine in India unless [...]