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Lamassu – An Assyrian Protective Deity

By |2019-09-12T02:55:05+03:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

A lamassu is an Assyrian protective deity, often depicted as having a human head, the body of a bull or a lion, and bird wings. In some writings, it is portrayed to represent a female deity. A less frequently used name is shedu, which refers [...]

Totem Poles – A Type of Pacific Northwest Coast Art

By |2019-09-01T04:57:15+03:00September 1st, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Totem poles are monumental carvings, a type of Northwest Coast art, consisting of poles, posts or pillars, carved with symbols or figures. They are usually made from large trees, mostly western red cedar, by First Nations and indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest coast including [...]

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 Kl├╝ver 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 [...]