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Levitation: The Rising of a Human Body Into the Air

By |2019-06-06T15:37:23+03:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Levitation or transvection in the paranormal context is the rising of a human body and other objects into the air by mystical means or meditation. Some parapsychology and religious believers interpret alleged instances of levitation as the result of supernatural action of psychic power or [...]

Mount Meru: The Center of the Physical and Spiritual Universe

By |2019-06-05T15:59:29+03:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

Mount Meru is the sacred five-peaked mountain of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist cosmology and is considered to be the center of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes. Many famous Hindu and similar Jain, as well as Buddhist temples, have been built as symbolic representations [...]

Bodhi Tree: The Buddha Tree

By |2019-06-03T22:54:38+03:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

The Bodhi Tree, also known as Bo or "peepal tree", was a large and ancient sacred fig tree located in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India, under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher who became known as the Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment or Bodhi. [...]

The Five Elements in Japanese Philosophy

By |2019-05-30T02:20:24+03:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

The five elements philosophy in Japanese Buddhism and Hinduism, godai ("five great"), is derived from Buddhist beliefs. It is perhaps best known in the Western world for its use in Miyamoto Musashi's famous text Gorin-no-sho (The Book of Five Rings), in which he explains different [...]

14 Quotes by Chico Xavier

By |2019-05-28T03:53:40+03:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Chico Xavier was a popular philanthropist and medium in Spiritism. During a period of 60 years, Chico Xavier wrote over 490 books and several thousand letters claiming to use a process known as "psychography and after his death, many dozens of books were issued based [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Alpha and Omega Christian Symbol

By |2019-04-10T03:43:48+03:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet and a title of Christ and God in the Book of Revelation. This pair of letters are used as Christian symbols and are often combined with the Cross, Chi-rho, or other Christian [...]

What is Archetypal Psychology?

By |2019-04-05T02:44:15+03:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Consciousness, Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Archetypal psychology was initiated as a distinct movement in the early 1970s by James Hillman, a psychologist who trained in analytical psychology and became the first Director of the Jung Institute in Zurich. Hillman reports that archetypal psychology emerged partly from the Jungian tradition whilst [...]

Ardhanarishvara Deity: The Synthesis of Masculine and Feminine Energies of the Universe

By |2019-03-28T16:32:21+03:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Ardhanarishvara is a composite androgynous form of the Hindu deities Shiva and Parvati (the latter being known as Devi, Shakti, and Uma). Ardhanarishvara is depicted as half-male and half-female, equally split down the middle. The right half is usually the male Shiva, illustrating his [...]