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Sudarshana Chakra: The Disk of Auspicious Vision

By |2019-08-13T01:17:14+03:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Sudarshana Chakra is a spinning, disk-like weapon, literally meaning "disk of auspicious vision," having 108 serrated edges used by the Hindu god Vishnu. The Sudarshana Chakra is generally portrayed on the right rear hand of the four hands of Vishnu, who also holds a [...]

Trimurti: The Triple Deity of Supreme Divinity in Hinduism

By |2019-06-25T14:25:24+03:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

The Trimūrti is the Triple deity of supreme divinity in Hinduism in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified as a triad of deities, typically Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer, though individual denominations may vary from [...]

Tiamat: Primordial Goddess of the Salt Sea

By |2019-06-18T02:03:58+03:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the religion of ancient Babylon, Tiamat is a primordial goddess of the salt sea, mating with Abzû, the god of fresh water, to produce younger gods. She is the symbol of the chaos of primordial creation. She is referred to as a woman and [...]

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 [...]