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The Lost Land of Lemuria

By | 2018-08-20T22:10:31+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lemuria is the name of a "lost land" located either in the Indian or the Pacific Ocean, as postulated by a now-discredited 19th-century scientific theory. The idea was then adopted by the occultists of the time and consequently has been incorporated into pop culture. Evolution [...]

6 Interesting Legends About the Sun

By | 2018-07-29T08:19:23+00:00 July 29th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Thanks to scientific discoveries, we know for certain that life on Earth depends upon the sun. But long before scientists even discovered that our planet revolves around it, ancient cultures recognized the importance of the sun – and they had a multitude of legends, myths [...]

Zoroastrianism: One of the World’s Oldest Religion

By | 2018-07-27T16:34:01+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The ancient pre-Islamic religion of Persia that survives there in isolated areas, and more prosperously in India, where the descendants of Zoroastrian Persian immigrants are known as Parsis, or Parsees. In India, the religion is called Parsiism. Founded by the Persian prophet and reformer [...]

A Brief History Of House Music

By | 2018-07-26T15:49:45+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Music|Tags: , , , , , |

The term house music is said to have originated from a Chicago club called The Warehouse, which existed from 1977 to 1983. Clubbers to The Warehouse were primarily black, who came to dance to music played by the club's resident DJ Frankie Knuckles, whom fans [...]

9 Facts About Aboriginal Art

By | 2018-07-19T17:37:47+00:00 July 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 [...]

A Brief History of Heavy Metal Music

By | 2018-07-13T00:11:00+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , |

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Britain’s post-war economic boom began coming to an end. This period of economic decline continued into the early 1980s, marked by a rise in unemployment, inflation, and labor strikes. During this time, options for working-class youths were limited, [...]

A Brief History of Healing Crystals and Stones

By | 2018-07-07T00:57:15+00:00 July 7th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It is fair to say that as long as we have existed as a species, we have had an affinity for crystals and stones. The use of talismans and amulets dates back to the beginnings of humankind, although we have no way of knowing how [...]

A Brief Story of Hip-Hop Music

By | 2018-06-28T14:59:40+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , |

Hip-hop is a culture born from the ashes of disco and the development of funk. During the early 70s, many funk groups began playing disco because at the time it was the latest trend. Drawing from disco production techniques, funk music started to become technology [...]

8 Leonardo Da Vinci Myths Explained

By | 2018-06-26T12:04:03+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452 (Old Style), and we’re still fascinated with his life and work. It’s no real mystery why – he was an extraordinary person, a genius, and a celebrity in his own lifetime. He left behind some remarkable artifacts [...]

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of the Incas

By | 2018-06-24T14:23:20+00:00 June 24th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

A destination that a multitude of people describes as being on their ‘Bucket List’, Machu Picchu is one of the most popular and desirable places to visit for all intrepid travelers. Perhaps surprisingly, though, most people know little about the history and significance of this [...]