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Emanuel Swedenborg Quotes on Love, Truth, and Heaven

By |2020-02-13T19:01:17+03:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Culture|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 [...]

Gaia: The Ancestral Mother of All Life

By |2018-08-14T12:14:15+03:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

In Greek mythology, Gaia (from Ancient Greek Γαῖα, a poetical form of Γῆ Gē, "land" or "earth"), also spelled Gaea, is the personification of the Earth and one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life, the primal Mother Earth [...]

Zoroastrianism: One of the World’s Oldest Religion

By |2018-07-27T16:34:01+03:00July 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 [...]

Axis Mundi: The Center of the World

By |2020-01-24T01:31:32+03:00June 24th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Axis Mundi (also cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, the center of the world), in religion or mythology, is the world center and/or the connection between Heaven and Earth. As the celestial pole and geographic pole, it expresses a point of connection between sky and [...]