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Mayan Maize Myths

By |2019-02-13T04:12:08+03:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , , , |

Like other Mesoamerican people, the traditional Mayas recognize in their staple crop, maize, a vital force with which they strongly identify. This is clearly shown by their mythological traditions. According to the 16th-century Popol Vuh, the Hero Twins have maize plants for alter egos and [...]

Tara – The Mother of Liberation

By |2019-01-09T18:08:32+03:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Tara, Ārya Tārā, or White Tara, also known as Jetsun Dölma in Tibetan Buddhism, is an important figure in Buddhism. She appears as a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism, and as a female Buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. She is known as the "mother of liberation", [...]

Platonic Solids and Sacred Geometry

By |2019-01-15T14:30:08+03:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The term "sacred geometry" is used by archaeologists, anthropologists, and geometricians to encompass the religious, philosophical, and spiritual beliefs that have sprung up around geometry in various cultures during the course of human history. Sacred geometry involves sacred universal patterns used in the design of [...]

Ancient Egyptian Creation Myths

By |2018-11-22T16:56:27+03:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Ancient Egyptian creation myths are the ancient Egyptian accounts of the creation of the world. The Pyramid Texts, tomb wall decorations, and writings, dating back to the Old Kingdom (2780 – 2250 B.C.E) have given us most of our information regarding early Egyptian creation myths. [...]

Star Cluster Pleiades in Folklore and Literature

By |2018-09-08T01:57:39+03:00September 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The high visibility of the star cluster Pleiades in the night sky has guaranteed it a special place in many cultures, both ancient and modern. The heliacal rising of the Pleiades often marks important calendar points for ancient peoples. North Africa (Berber people) The Tuareg [...]

10 Forms of Hindu Goddess Kali

By |2018-07-28T23:55:05+03:00July 28th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We know Goddess Kali as the destroyer of evil and the slayer of the demons who troubled her human devotees. But few know that she appeared to us in many forms. There are 10 forms of Kali that are prescribed by the scriptures and popularly [...]

Celtic Cross: Spiritual Symbolism and Practical Uses

By |2018-07-28T02:45:05+03:00July 28th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Throughout the course of history, the Celtic cross appears to have served several purposes; for both practical uses and spiritual symbolism that harbors an esoteric understanding of creation. Opinions as to the meaning of this mystical ancient cross are also divided, but this is the [...]

9 Facts About Aboriginal Art

By |2018-07-19T17:37:47+03:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Aboriginal art is part of the oldest continuous living culture in world history, with Australian Aborigines having settled on the Australian continent somewhere between 60,000 and 80,000 years ago. Evidence of Aboriginal culture is found in the rock art, which so far has been dated [...]

The Meaning of True Love According to Buddhism

By |2019-01-10T04:45:50+03:00July 8th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you ever wondered what true love really means? Here’s how Buddhism describes it, and how really falling in love can change your life. Did you ever fall in love with someone? I did. Love and longing can drive anyone to perpetually clinging to an [...]

Prometheus: The Creator of Mankind

By |2018-06-27T22:46:53+03:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

The story of Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Pandora is a popular myth in ancient Greece. It has been told and retold through the ages with several variations. It is a tale of Prometheus, the son of a Titan who was punished for playing his part as [...]