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Symbolizes compassion and wisdom combined, and the need to unite spiritual and material matters. Different interpretations of the Endless Knot occur in different cultures, including Celtic, Chinese, and in Tibetan Buddhism where it is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols, or Ashtamangala. The knot can be drawn without the pen leaving the paper—this is generally a clue that the symbol is...

Du Dunkelheit, aus der ich stamme, Ich liebe dich mehr als die Flamme, Welche die Welt begrenzt, Indem sie glänzt Für irgend einen Kreis, Aus dem heraus kein Wesen von ihr weiß. [vc_row][vc_column width='3/4'] Aber die Dunkelheit hält alles in sich: Gestalten und Flammen, Tiere und mich, Wie sie’s erraft, Menschen und Mächte – Und es kann sein: eine große Kraft Rührt sich in meiner Nachbarschaft. Ich glaube an Nächte. Rainer Maria Rilke Gij...

The original version of Julius Evola's Mystery of the Grail formed an appendix to the first edition of his masterpiece, Rivolta contra il mondo moderno (1934). -  Revolt against the Modern World. Three years later he reworked that appendix into his "The Mystery of the Grail" book, which first appeared as part of a series of religious and esoteric studies published...

Above all, the glitter of gems has enchanted us and held us hostage. Despite their secret birth underground, they live a rather public life among us, admired, bought, sold, and hoarded. They have become ours in a way a hunk of raw granite never can. Gems have studded ears, adorned fingers, encircled arms, and emblazoned belly buttons. Bits of compressed...

Two very interesting books about a piece of history no one acknowledges or talks about. "Orderly and Humane" by R. M. Douglas and "Forgotten Voices" by Ulrich Merten. Immediately after the Second World War, the victorious Allies authorized and helped to carry out the forced relocation of German speakers from their homes across central and southern Europe to Germany. The numbers were almost...