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Astronomica – One of the Earliest Works on Astrology

By |2020-05-09T13:13:17+03:00May 9th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Astronomica, also known as the Astronomicon, is a Latin didactic poem about celestial phenomena, written in hexameters, and divided into five books. The Astronomica was written c. AD 30–40 by a Roman poet whose name was likely Marcus Manilius; little is known of Manilius, and [...]

Chaldean Oracles: The Bible of the Neoplatonists

By |2020-02-11T03:11:27+03:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Chaldean Oracles are a set of spiritual and philosophical texts widely used by Neoplatonist philosophers from the 3rd to the 6th century CE. While the original texts have been lost, they have survived in the form of fragments consisting mainly of quotes and commentary [...]

Kau Chim – A Chinese Fortune-Telling Practice

By |2020-02-11T03:40:23+03:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Kau Chim or Kau Cim, also known as Lottery poetry, is a fortune-telling practice that originated in China in which the querent (person asking the question) requests answers from a sacred oracle lot. The practice of Kau Chim is often performed in a Taoist or [...]