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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 |2019-01-10T04:23:15+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 [...]

The Tibetan Book of the Dead and NDEs

By |2019-01-10T04:35:21+03:00April 9th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Tibetan Book of the Dead, whose actual title is The Great Liberation upon Hearing in the Intermediate State or Bardo Thodol, is traditionally believed to be the work of the legendary Padma Sambhava in the 8th century A.D. The book acts as a guide [...]