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An Introduction to Chinese Zodiac

By |2019-02-01T16:32:20+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Chinese zodiac is a classification scheme that assigns an animal and its reputed attributes to each year in a repeating 12-year cycle. The 12-year cycle is an approximation to the 11.85-year orbital period of Jupiter, the largest planet of the Solar System. It and [...]

5 Interesting Facts About Voltaire

By |2019-01-22T16:36:08+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

If I ask my friends about Voltaire, their first reply will likely be: it’s a big boulevard. Lots of political rallies take place there because it leads from Republic Plaza to Nation Plaza. But Voltaire is of course first and foremost a great man of [...]

Anito: Ancestor Spirits and Deities in Philippine Folklore

By |2018-11-16T03:13:27+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Anito, also spelled anitu, refers to ancestor spirits, nature spirits, and deities (diwata) in the indigenous animistic religions of pre-colonial Philippines. It can also refer to carved humanoid figures, the taotao, made of wood, stone, or ivory, that represent these spirits. Pag-anito refers to a [...]

What is Pareidolia?

By |2018-11-05T00:59:01+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists. Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, the Man in the Moon, [...]

Unicorn – A Brief History of the Mythical Creature

By |2018-09-15T02:28:10+00:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

The unicorn is a legendary creature that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a single large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead. The unicorn was depicted in ancient seals of the Indus Valley Civilization and was mentioned by the ancient Greeks [...]

Telepathy and Mental Communication

By |2018-07-18T18:26:25+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Telepathy is the psychic phenomena by which communication occurs between minds, or mind-to-mind communication (telepathically). Such mental telepathy communication includes thoughts, ideas, feelings, sensations and mental images. Telepathic descriptions are universally found in writings and oral lore. In tribal societies such as the Aborigines of [...]

The Spirit, Mind and Soul

By |2018-07-11T23:29:33+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The words Mind, Soul, and Spirit are often used interchangeably. In most cases, people have only a superficial understanding of these words and no concrete idea of their true nature. Here we will try to give a short answer to the questions: “what is Spirit?”, [...]

Angels, Devas and Nature Spirits

By |2018-07-08T00:46:23+00:00July 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

Angel is a term popularly used to refer to a wide variety of beings, from dead humans now residing in the afterlife to God’s messengers, heralds, and helpers in sustaining the universe. For me, an angel is part of a class of beings whose function [...]

Water Pollution Causes, Effects and Possible Solutions

By |2018-06-12T18:41:56+00:00June 12th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Water pollution has become a growing concern over the last century as more and more waste is being disposed of in our oceans, rivers, and lakes. This increase in pollution is harming our food supplies, drinking water and environment. It is also creating issues in [...]

3 Native American Legends by the Cherokee People

By |2018-05-29T00:22:45+00:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

Long before European settlers came to the Great Smoky Mountains in the late 1600s, the region was inhabited by the Cherokee people. Today, the influence of the Cherokee in the Smokies is still very strong. Even the name “Smoky Mountains” is derived from the Cherokee [...]