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Aurora Consurgens – An Alchemical Treatise of the 15th Century

By |2020-01-28T22:44:34+03:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

The Aurora consurgens is an alchemical treatise of the 15th century famous for the rich illuminations that accompany it in some manuscripts. While in the last century, the text has been more commonly referred to as "Pseudo-Aquinas", there are as well arguments in favor of [...]

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, [...]

How Spices Shaped Our History

By |2019-03-08T01:33:54+03:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , , |

Vast fortunes made and squandered, powerful rulers seduced, ailments cured, and nations discovered…all in the name of spice. Spices have always cast a spell on our imaginations. They flatter our senses: our sight with their vibrant colors, our smell with their enticing fragrances, and our [...]