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An Introduction to Symbolism Art Movement

By |2020-07-07T03:20:54+03:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts. In literature, Symbolism originates with the 1857 publication of Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal. The works of Edgar Allan Poe, which Baudelaire admired greatly and translated [...]

Alice in Wonderland – One of the Best-Known Novels

By |2020-05-02T15:09:47+03:00May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. Alice in Wonderland tells of a young girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world [...]

The Lotus Sutra

By |2020-03-28T21:42:08+03:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Lotus Sutra is one of the most popular and influential Mahayana sutras and the basis on which the Tiantai, Tendai, Cheontae, and Nichiren schools of Buddhism were established. According to British professor Paul Williams, "For many East Asian Buddhists since early times, the Lotus [...]

The Canterbury Tales

By |2020-03-23T16:05:59+03:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Canterbury Tales is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer between 1387 and 1400. The Canterbury Tales (mostly written in verse, although some are in prose) are presented as part of a story-telling [...]

Oneiromancy – A Form of Divination Based Upon Dreams

By |2020-02-02T03:20:40+03:00February 2nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , |

Oneiromancy is a form of divination based upon dreams; it is a system of dream interpretation that uses dreams to predict the future. It is dismissed by the scientific community and skeptics as being superstition; experiments do not support the idea that dreams predict the [...]

Vastu Shastra: The Science of Architecture

By |2019-03-06T15:34:35+03:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Vastu Shastra (vāstu śāstra) is a traditional Hindu system of architecture which literally translates to "science of architecture." These are texts found on the Indian subcontinent that describe principles of design, layout, measurements, ground preparation, space arrangement, and spatial geometry. Vastu Shastras incorporate traditional Hindu [...]