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Mysterium Cosmographicum: Johannes Kepler’s First Major Work

By |2020-09-07T01:41:31+03:00September 7th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Mysterium Cosmographicum is an astronomy book by the German astronomer Johannes Kepler, published at Tübingen in 1597 and in a second edition in 1621. Kepler proposed that the distance relationships between the six planets known at that time could be understood in terms of the [...]

The Alchemical Homunculus

By |2020-05-30T20:54:58+03:00May 30th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

A homunculus is a representation of a small human being. Popularized in sixteenth-century alchemy and nineteenth-century fiction, it has historically referred to the creation of a miniature, fully formed human. The concept has roots in preformationism as well as earlier folklore and alchemic traditions. Alchemy [...]

Cydonia Region and the Face on Mars

By |2020-04-16T22:12:25+03:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Cydonia is a region on the planet Mars that has attracted both scientific and popular interest. The name Cydonia originally referred to the albedo feature (distinctively colored area) that was visible from Earthbound telescopes. The area borders the plains of Acidalia Planitia and the Arabia [...]

Celestial Spheres – History and Visual Expressions

By |2020-04-13T12:11:02+03:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The celestial spheres, or celestial orbs, were the fundamental entities of the cosmological models developed by Plato, Eudoxus, Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, and others. In these celestial models, the apparent motions of the fixed stars and planets are accounted for by treating them as embedded in [...]

The Miasma Theory

By |2020-04-08T15:56:25+03:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The miasma theory (also called the miasmatic theory) is an obsolete medical theory that held diseases—such as cholera, chlamydia, or the Black Death—were caused by a miasma (ancient Greek: "pollution"), a noxious form of "bad air", also known as the night air. The miasma theory [...]

Medical Renaissance – A Period of Progress in Medical Knowledge

By |2020-04-04T13:08:14+03:00April 4th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Medical Renaissance, from 1400 to 1700 CE, is the period of progress in European medical knowledge, and a renewed interest in the ideas of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, along with Arabic-Persian medicine, after the Latin translation movement. Such medical discoveries during the [...]

The Book of Healing

By |2020-03-20T00:48:08+03:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Book of Healing is a scientific and philosophical encyclopedia written by Abu Ali ibn Sina from medieval Persia, near Bukhara in Maverounnahr. Also called The Cure it is intended to "cure" or "heal" ignorance of the soul. Despite its title, it is not concerned with [...]

The History of Halley’s Comet

By |2020-03-16T17:12:13+03:00March 15th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Halley's Comet or Comet Halley, officially designated 1P/Halley, is a short-period comet visible from Earth every 75–76 years. Halley is the only known short-period comet that is regularly visible to the naked eye from Earth, and the only naked-eye comet that might appear twice in [...]

The Bermuda Triangle

By |2020-03-11T21:11:25+03:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle or Hurricane Alley, is a loosely defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean. In Bermuda Triangle, a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Most reputable [...]

Top 14 Helena Blavatsky Quotes

By |2020-06-30T03:34:53+03:00January 31st, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Helena Blavatsky was a Russian occultist, philosopher, and author who co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875. Helena Blavatsky gained an international following as the leading theoretician of Theosophy, the esoteric religion that the society promoted. Blavatsky was born as Helena Petrovna von Hahn in the Ukrainian [...]