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The Metternich Stela

By |2020-05-15T13:15:42+03:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Metternich Stela is a magico-medical stele that is part of the Egyptian Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The Metternich Stela dates to the thirtieth dynasty of Egypt around 380–342 B.C. during the reign of Nectanebo II. The provenance [...]

Ecstatic Dance: Traditions and Reception

By |2020-05-01T19:48:23+03:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Consciousness, Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ecstatic dance is a form of dance in which the dancers, sometimes without the need to follow specific steps, abandon themselves to the rhythm and move freely as the music takes them, leading to trance and a feeling of ecstasy. The effects of ecstatic dance [...]

Raskovnik: A Legendary Herb in Slavic Folklore

By |2020-04-20T16:34:09+03:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , , , |

In Slavic folklore, the raskovnik or razkovniche is a magical herb. According to lore, the Raskovnik has the magical property to unlock or uncover anything that is locked or closed. However, legends claim it is notoriously difficult to recognize the herb, and reputedly only certain [...]