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Ixchel: Mayan Goddess of Medicine

By |2019-05-18T05:24:34+03:00May 18th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ixchel or Ix Chel is the 16th-century name of the aged jaguar goddess of midwifery and medicine in ancient Maya culture. She corresponds, more or less, to Toci Yoalticitl "Our Grandmother the Nocturnal Physician", an Aztec earth goddess inhabiting the sweatbath, and is related to [...]

Sleipnir: An Eight-Legged Horse in Norse Mythology

By |2018-12-13T18:02:23+03:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

In Norse mythology, Sleipnir is an eight-legged horse ridden by Odin. Sleipnir is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In both sources, Sleipnir is Odin's [...]

Soul Retrieval: A Shamanic Healing Technique That Restores Balance and Harmony

By |2018-08-07T23:57:07+03:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Shamanic healing is the oldest form of holistic healing, practiced for thousands of years amongst various cultures. It focuses on working with the invisible – the spiritual and energetic world – to create a bridge of balance and harmony in the physical world. In traditional [...]

The Age of Pisces – The Age of Deception and Illusion

By |2018-08-04T11:23:52+03:00August 4th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

I present a way of looking at the Age of Pisces from a different perspective. The Sun goes through all 12 signs of the zodiac annually and the zodiac also changes signs approximately every two thousand years and is called the precession of the equinox. Approximately [...]

Origin of the Magical Runes

By |2018-10-10T13:59:06+03:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The original meaning of the word rune is "secret, or something hidden". Some indications show that the early runes were not used so much for writing, but rather as magical signs, that means, they were used in magic and for divination (but there is no [...]

Psychedelic Lichen That Contains Multiple Hallucinogenic Compounds

By |2018-06-17T00:06:37+03:00June 17th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

A species of lichen from the rainforests of Ecuador proves that you don’t have to be a magic mushroom to contain psilocybin. It is the first and only lichen known to incorporate these substances. Ask any biologist and he’ll tell you lichens are an intriguing [...]

Meditation Music – Why We Should Listen To It

By |2018-03-10T13:53:21+03:00March 10th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Music, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Meditation music has a calming effect on people. Research shows that music can alter a person’s mood and behavior. It also can affect the physical body. In ancient times, music was used by people to communicate with spirits. It was also used as a way [...]

Women and Shamanism

By |2018-02-27T22:56:20+03:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This is a brief summary of a visual presentation, first shown in 1986, which was given in September 2005 at the Shamanic Studies Conference in San Rafael, California.  “Woman is by nature a shaman.” ~Chukchee proverb. Yet the female dimension of this realm of [...]

Mayan Pyramids: Types and Purposes

By |2018-06-01T02:53:56+03:00February 7th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

If you've ever visited one the Mayan pyramids on a trip to Cancun or the Mayan Riviera, the structure's complex construction and simple beauty surely caught your imagination. But when you learn the history and significance of the pyramids, as well as the facts surrounding [...]