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Melusine: A Spirit of Freshwater in European Folklore

By |2019-11-18T02:02:19+03:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Melusine or Melusina is a figure of European folklore and mythology, a female spirit of freshwater in a sacred spring or river. She is usually depicted as a woman who is a serpent or fish from the waist down (much like a mermaid). She is [...]

Elemental: A Mythic Being in Occult and Alchemical Works

By |2019-11-07T20:13:02+03:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

An elemental is a mythic being that is described in occult and alchemical works from around the time of the European Renaissance and particularly elaborated in the 16th-century works of Paracelsus. According to Paracelsus and his subsequent followers, there are four categories of elementals, which [...]

Lamassu – An Assyrian Protective Deity

By |2019-09-12T02:55:05+03:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

A lamassu is an Assyrian protective deity, often depicted as having a human head, the body of a bull or a lion, and bird wings. In some writings, it is portrayed to represent a female deity. A less frequently used name is shedu, which refers [...]

Totem Poles – A Type of Pacific Northwest Coast Art

By |2019-09-01T04:57:15+03:00September 1st, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Totem poles are monumental carvings, a type of Northwest Coast art, consisting of poles, posts or pillars, carved with symbols or figures. They are usually made from large trees, mostly western red cedar, by First Nations and indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest coast including [...]

Top 10 Quotes by Allan Kardec

By |2019-06-24T18:15:35+03:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Allan Kardec is the pen name of the French educator, translator, and author Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail. Allan Kardec is the author of the five books known as the Spiritist Codification and is the founder of Spiritism. Allan Kardec was born in Lyon in 1804 [...]

14 Quotes by Chico Xavier

By |2019-05-28T03:53:40+03:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Chico Xavier was a popular philanthropist and medium in Spiritism. During a period of 60 years, Chico Xavier wrote over 490 books and several thousand letters claiming to use a process known as "psychography and after his death, many dozens of books were issued based [...]

Giants Mythology From Around the World

By |2019-04-08T13:42:45+03:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Giants are beings of human appearance but of prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many different cultures. The word giant, first attested in 1297, was derived from the Gigantes of Greek mythology. In various Indo-European mythologies, gigantic peoples are featured [...]

Anadenanthera Peregrina (Yopo) Traditional Uses

By |2019-02-24T05:26:30+03:00February 24th, 2019|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

Anadenanthera peregrina, also known as yopo, cohoba, parica or calcium tree is a perennial tree of the genus Anadenanthera native to the Caribbean and South America. It grows up to 20 m (66 ft) tall, and has a horny bark. Its flowers are pale yellow [...]

Torii Gates Meaning, Uses, and Origins

By |2019-02-21T17:19:55+03:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred. The presence of a torii at the entrance is usually the simplest way to [...]

8 Signs of Kindred Spirits

By |2019-01-14T17:58:24+03:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Sometimes you meet someone and you just click. You just feel like they get you, and in turn, you get them. It may even feel like you’ve met them before. It’s quite possible you’ve met a kindred spirit. This kind of connection can enrich your [...]