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The Metternich Stela

By |2020-05-15T13:15:42+03:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Metternich Stela is a magico-medical stele that is part of the Egyptian Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The Metternich Stela dates to the thirtieth dynasty of Egypt around 380–342 B.C. during the reign of Nectanebo II. The provenance [...]

Atharva Veda – The Veda of Magical Formulas

By |2019-12-19T00:41:18+03:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Atharva Veda is the "knowledge storehouse of atharvāṇas, the procedures for everyday life". The text is the fourth Veda but has been a late addition to the Vedic scriptures of Hinduism. The Atharva Veda is composed in Vedic Sanskrit, and it is a collection [...]

14 Sophocles Quotes on Love, Fate, and Wisdom

By |2020-07-07T05:41:32+03:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. Sophocles wrote over 120 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, Women of Trachis, Oedipus Rex, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. [...]

Kalki – The Tenth Avatar of Hindu God Vishnu

By |2019-07-04T03:40:25+03:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Kalki, also called Kalkin or Karki, is the tenth avatar of Hindu god Vishnu to end the Kali Yuga, one of the four periods in the endless cycle of existence in Vaishnavism cosmology. He is described in the Puranas as the avatar who rejuvenates existence [...]

14 Inspirational Haruki Murakami Quotes

By |2020-07-15T02:56:31+03:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Haruki Murakami is a Japanese writer. Haruki Murakami books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside his native country. He was born on January 12, 1949, in [...]

The Dichotomy of Good and Evil in Religion and Philosophy

By |2019-04-28T18:53:30+03:00April 28th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In religion, ethics, philosophy, and psychology "good and evil" is a very common dichotomy. In cultures with Manichaean and Abrahamic religious influence, evil is usually perceived as the dualistic antagonistic opposite of good, in which good should prevail and evil should be defeated. In cultures [...]