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Easter Eggs Legends, History and Symbolism

By |2020-04-19T18:27:04+03:00April 19th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Easter eggs, also called Paschal eggs, are eggs that are sometimes decorated. They are usually used as gifts on the occasion of Easter. As such, Easter eggs are common during the season of Eastertide (Easter season). The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted [...]

El Dorado – The Legendary Lost City of Gold

By |2020-01-18T03:21:28+03:00January 18th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

El Dorado, originally El Hombre Dorado ("The Golden Man") or El Rey Dorado ("The Golden King"), was the term used by the Spanish Empire to describe a mythical tribal chief (zipa) of the Muisca people, an indigenous people of the Altiplano Cundiboyacense of Colombia, who, [...]

Maneki Neko: A Japanese Lucky Charm

By |2019-12-29T01:40:38+03:00December 29th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

The Maneki Neko (literally "beckoning cat") is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. The figurine depicts a cat beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed in—often at the entrance of—shops, restaurants, [...]

What is Kirlian Photography?

By |2019-09-29T01:17:28+03:00September 29th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Kirlian photography is a collection of photographic techniques used to capture the phenomenon of electrical coronal discharges. It is named after Semyon Kirlian, who, in 1939, accidentally discovered that if an object on a photographic plate is connected to a high-voltage source, an image is [...]

Bindi: A Colored Dot Worn With Multiple Meanings

By |2019-09-08T01:23:36+03:00September 8th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

A bindi is a colored dot worn on the center of the forehead, originally by Hindus and Jains from the Indian subcontinent. The word Bindu dates back to the hymn of creation known as Nasadiya Sukta in the Rigveda. Bindu is considered the point at [...]

What is Visual Memory?

By |2019-08-25T01:34:00+03:00August 25th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Visual memory describes the relationship between perceptual processing and the encoding, storage, and retrieval of the resulting neural representations. Visual memory occurs over a broad time range spanning from eye movements to years in order to visually navigate to a previously visited location. Visual memory [...]

The Doctrine of Signatures

By |2019-05-27T17:10:14+03:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

The doctrine of signatures, dating from the time of Dioscorides and Galen, states that herbs resembling various parts of the body can be used by herbalists to treat ailments of those body parts. A theological justification, as stated by botanists such as William Coles, was [...]

Holi: The Festival of Colors and Love

By |2019-05-10T16:26:19+03:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal but has also spread to other areas of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent. Holi is popularly [...]