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10 Roger Bacon Quotes on Sciences

By |2019-05-12T04:27:42+03:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Roger Bacon was a medieval English philosopher and Franciscan friar who placed considerable emphasis on the study of nature through empiricism. In the early modern era, he was regarded as a wizard and particularly famed for the story of his mechanical or necromantic brazen head. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Who Was Hermes Trismegistus?

By |2018-11-16T15:25:22+03:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hermes Trismegistus is the purported author of the Hermetic Corpus, a series of sacred texts that are the basis of Hermeticism. Hermes Trismegistus may be associated with the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth. Greeks in the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt recognized the [...]

The Emerald Tablets – A 38,000 Year Old Mysterious Text

By |2019-02-12T22:18:11+03:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Even a little bit of research into the mysterious text we call the Emerald Tablets will quickly leave you baffled. While the translations reveal ancient secrets once known only by Hermetic Magicians, Alchemists and other Initiates, the origins of this work are not so clear at [...]

Paracelsus: An Alchemical Genius of the Renaissance

By |2018-10-13T12:09:43+03:00October 13th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Auroleus Phillipus Theostratus Bombastus von Hohenheim, immortalized as “Paracelsus,” was born in 1493. He was the son of a well-known physician who was described as a Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, and it was from him that Paracelsus took his first instruction in medicine. [...]

10 Strange Facts About Isaac Newton

By |2018-09-15T18:30:19+03:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was the greatest scientist that ever lived. More than any other person, Isaac Newton was single-handedly responsible for laying the groundwork in classical mechanics, optics, and even mathematics. Landing man on the moon? Don't look at Einstein - it was all done [...]

Frankenstein and the Birth of Modern Science

By |2018-09-07T00:20:39+03:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein when she was just 18, and it is often read as a gothic horror story and a prophetic warning about the dangers of taking science too far. Author Suzanne Burdon, however, argues that the book can teach us a lot about [...]

Ouroboros – Ancient Symbol of Eternal Return

By |2018-08-24T13:34:49+03:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Ouroboros or Uroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. Originating in ancient Egyptian iconography, the ouroboros entered western tradition via Greek magical tradition and was adopted as a symbol in Gnosticism and Hermeticism and most notably in [...]

Alchemy and the Evolution of Modern Science

By |2018-07-17T17:09:15+03:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Origins of Today's "Central Science" Many of the earliest chemists, physicians, and philosophers were also alchemists. The word alchemy brings to mind a cauldron-full of images: witches hovering over a boiling brew, or perhaps sorcerers in smoky labs or cluttered libraries. Despite these connotations [...]