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Balarama: Hindu God of Agriculture and Strength

By |2020-08-18T00:10:23+03:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Balarama is a Hindu god and the elder brother of Krishna. He is particularly significant in the Jagannath tradition, as one of the triad deities. Balarama is also known as Baladeva, Balabhadra, Haladhara, and Halayudha. The first two epithets refer to his strength, the last [...]

Haoma: A Divine Plant in Persian Culture and Mythology

By |2020-08-13T15:18:34+03:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Haoma is a divine plant in Zoroastrianism and in later Persian culture and mythology. Haoma has its origins in Indo-Iranian religion and is the cognate of Vedic soma. Both Avestan haoma and Sanskrit soma derived from proto-Indo-Iranian sauma. The linguistic root of the word haoma, [...]

The Mental Body in Esoteric Philosophies and Religious Teachings

By |2020-09-07T03:16:16+03:00October 27th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge, Spirituality, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

The mental body (the mind) is one of the subtle bodies in esoteric philosophies, in some religious teachings, and in New Age thought. It is understood as a sort of body made up of thoughts, just as the emotional body consists of emotions and the [...]