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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 [...]

The Symbolic Meaning Of A Square

By |2018-07-14T19:45:26+03:00July 14th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

The square is used symbolically in spiritual and esoteric artwork to represent attributes of the four. In the many ancient writings, the four was expressed using nature; the four directions, the four winds, the four seasons, the four elements, the four evangelists and so on. [...]

What Was The Philosopher’s Stone?

By |2018-11-22T00:18:28+03:00May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , |

From the Middle Ages to the late 17th-century, the so-called Philosopher’s Stone was the most sought-after goal in the world of alchemy, the medieval ancestor of chemistry. According to legend, the philosopher’s stone was a substance that could turn ordinary metals such as iron, tin, [...]