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Frankenstein and the Birth of Modern Science

By | 2018-09-07T00:20:39+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein when she was just 18, and it is often read as a gothic horror story and a prophetic warning about the dangers of taking science too far. Author Suzanne Burdon, however, argues that the book can teach us a lot about [...]

Agave – Traditional Uses and Healing Properties

By | 2018-08-03T17:52:33+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Native to the deserts of Central America, agave is a succulent perennial with large rosettes of thirty to sixty fleshy, sharply-toothed leaves that reach a height of six feet. Agave produces clusters of yellow flowers, growing to three inches across and bloom on a polelike [...]

9 Facts About Aboriginal Art

By | 2018-07-19T17:37:47+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Aboriginal art is part of the oldest continuous living culture in world history, with Australian Aborigines having settled on the Australian continent somewhere between 60,000 and 80,000 years ago. Evidence of Aboriginal culture is found in the rock art, which so far has been dated [...]

Alchemy and the Evolution of Modern Science

By | 2018-07-17T17:09:15+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Origins of Today's "Central Science" Many of the earliest chemists, physicians, and philosophers were also alchemists. The word alchemy brings to mind a cauldron-full of images: witches hovering over a boiling brew, or perhaps sorcerers in smoky labs or cluttered libraries. Despite these connotations [...]

15 Aristotle Quotes That Will Show You a Deeper Meaning in Life

By | 2018-07-13T18:04:31+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidiki, in the north of Classical Greece. Along with Plato, Aristotle is considered the "Father of Western Philosophy", which inherited almost its entire lexicon from his teachings, including problems and methods [...]

Angels, Devas and Nature Spirits

By | 2018-07-08T00:46:23+00:00 July 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

Angel is a term popularly used to refer to a wide variety of beings, from dead humans now residing in the afterlife to God’s messengers, heralds, and helpers in sustaining the universe. For me, an angel is part of a class of beings whose function [...]

9 Ways to Find Peace of Mind

By | 2018-07-04T11:01:36+00:00 July 4th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The mind is like an ocean. For most people, the mind is constantly moving, just like water, without ever coming to a rest. It is stirred up by our restless and rushing thoughts, just like waves on the shore. Our desires and fears do not [...]

Color Red Symbolism and Cultural Associations

By | 2018-07-01T15:43:57+00:00 July 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

The color red is frequently used as a symbol of guilt, sin, and anger, often as connected with blood or sex. A biblical example is found in Isaiah: "Though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be white as snow." Also, The Scarlet Letter, an [...]

The Therapeutic Value of the Pine Tree

By | 2018-06-21T00:23:09+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

A mystical tree worshiped in many past civilizations, the Pine tree represents immortality in the Far East due to its long lifespan and its peculiar sap. It usually grows atop rocky mounts, in dry and poor soil that are acidic and sandy. The pine tree [...]

6 Secrets For Making a Wish Come True

By | 2018-06-18T00:31:01+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Being given permission to wish for things is a childlike privilege that many adults are uncomfortable with. Making a wish seems to be like splurging on your birthday, treating yourself to a day off, or being silly: only approved on rare occasions. Or worse. To [...]