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13 Philosophical Quotes by Rene Descartes

By | 2018-11-21T23:37:04+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Rene Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy (1641) continues to be a standard text at most university philosophy departments. Descartes' influence in mathematics is equally apparent; the Cartesian coordinate system was named after him. He is credited [...]

5 Incredible Health Benefits of Basil

By | 2018-10-22T01:49:35+00:00 October 21st, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Basil is one of the most commonly consumed herbs and one of the most well-loved herbs as well! Basil has the ability to add a nice Italian flare to just about any dish and tastes amazing chopped and added to a freshly made vegan pizza. [...]

Winter Solstice History and Cultural Significance

By | 2018-10-19T01:00:39+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The winter solstice, also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. It occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. It happens [...]

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 [...]