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Viracocha: A Creator Deity in the Pre-Inca and Inca Mythology

By |2019-07-19T03:14:13+03:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Viracocha is the great creator deity in the pre-Inca and Inca mythology in the Andes region of South America. Viracocha was one of the most important deities in the Inca pantheon and seen as the creator of all things, or the substance from which all [...]

An Introduction to Fractal Art

By |2019-07-17T03:23:39+03:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, and media. Fractal art developed from the mid-1980s onwards. It is a genre of computer art and digital art which are part of [...]

Form Constant – History and Cultural Significance

By |2019-07-14T15:56:13+03:00July 14th, 2019|Categories: Consciousness, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , |

A form constant is one of several geometric patterns which are recurringly observed during hallucinations and altered states of consciousness. In 1926, Heinrich Klüver systematically studied the effects of mescaline (peyote) on the subjective experiences of its users. In addition to producing hallucinations characterized by [...]

An Introduction to Concrete Art

By |2019-06-26T17:02:00+03:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Concrete art was an art movement with a strong emphasis on geometrical abstraction. The term was first formulated by Theo van Doesburg and was then used by him in 1930 to define the difference between his vision of art and that of other abstract artists [...]

An Introduction to Op Art (Optical Art)

By |2019-04-30T03:32:36+03:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many better-known pieces created in black and white. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, [...]

Nazar: An Eye-Shaped Amulet Against the Evil Eye

By |2019-04-11T12:58:22+03:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

A Nazar (a word deriving from Arabic, meaning sight, surveillance, attention, and other related concepts) is an eye-shaped amulet believed to protect against the evil eye. Albanian, Urdu, Pashtun, Bengali, Kurdish, Persian, Punjabi, and other languages have borrowed the term as well. In Turkey, it [...]

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 [...]

Thangka: Tibetan Buddhist Art

By |2019-04-03T02:38:58+03:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A thangka, variously spelled as thangka, tangka, thanka, or tanka, is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton, silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala. Thangkas are traditionally kept unframed and rolled up when not on display, mounted on a textile backing somewhat [...]

Halo ‘Disk of Light’ in Art

By |2019-02-28T04:56:50+03:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A halo also known as a nimbus, aureole, glory, or gloriole is a crown of light rays, circle or disk of light that surrounds a person in art. It has been used in the iconography of many religions to indicate holy or sacred figures and [...]