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Ksitigarbha – The Bodhisattva of the Great Vow

By |2020-03-24T15:31:47+03:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Ksitigarbha is a bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism and usually depicted as a Buddhist monk. His name may be translated as "Earth Treasury", "Earth Store", "Earth Matrix", or "Earth Womb". Kṣitigarbha is known for his vow to take responsibility for the instruction of [...]

The Tower of Babel

By |2020-03-17T14:53:05+03:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Tower of Babel narrative in Genesis 11:1–9 is an origin myth meant to explain why the world's peoples speak different languages. According to the story, a united human race in the generations following the Great Flood, speaking a single language and migrating westward, comes [...]

Emanuel Swedenborg Quotes on Love, Truth, and Heaven

By |2020-06-30T14:44:02+03:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Emanuel Swedenborg was a Swedish pluralistic-Christian theologian, scientist, philosopher, and mystic. Emanuel Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. In 1741, at 53, he entered into a spiritual phase in which he began to experience dreams and visions, beginning on Easter Weekend, [...]

Hungry Ghost Festival – A Traditional Buddhist Festival

By |2020-01-11T02:14:55+03:00January 11th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, or Yulan Festival is a traditional Buddhist and Taoist festival held in certain East Asian countries. According to the Chinese calendar (a lunisolar calendar), the Hungry Ghost Festival is on the 15th night of the [...]

Metatron: The Angel of the Veil

By |2019-12-06T01:47:28+03:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Metatron is an angel in Judeo-Islamic mythology, mentioned in a few brief passages in the Aggadah and in mystical Kabbalistic texts within the Rabbinic literature. The name Metatron is not mentioned in the Torah and how the name originated is a matter of debate. In [...]

The I Ching – An Ancient Chinese Divination Text

By |2019-07-08T04:26:00+03:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The I Ching or Yi Jing, also known as Classic of Changes or Book of Changes, is an ancient Chinese divination text and the oldest of the Chinese classics. Possessing a history of more than two and a half millennia of commentary and interpretation, the [...]

The Universal Symbol of the World Tree

By |2019-04-23T16:53:51+03:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

The world tree is a motif present in several religions and mythologies, particularly Indo-European religions, Siberian religions, and Native American religions. The world tree is represented as a colossal tree which supports the heavens, thereby connecting the heavens, the terrestrial world, and, through its roots, [...]

Halo ‘Disk of Light’ in Art

By |2019-02-28T04:56:50+03:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A halo also known as a nimbus, aureole, glory, or gloriole is a crown of light rays, circle or disk of light that surrounds a person in art. It has been used in the iconography of many religions to indicate holy or sacred figures and [...]