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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...

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...

The 3 most eye-catching secret societies are the muslim Assassins, the Templars and the Secret Tribunals of Westphalia. Thomas Keightley (1789-1872) was an extraordinarily prolific Irish-born, known for his works on mythology and folklore scholar. He could read twenty different languages. He attended Trinity College in Dublin, but because of ill health, he did not join the Irish bar. He moved...

“I’M THINKING OF writing a book about my family,” said the new Roman Emperor Claudius to his trusted friend King Herod. “What sort of book?” inquired Herod. “To tell the truth,” whispered Claudius, looking around to make sure no one else was listening. “Will you tell everything?” asked Herod. [vc_row][vc_column width='3/4'] “Everything,” said Claudius emphatically, “as a historian should. Well, not great tales of heroic...

At the present time, our materialistic science derides alchemists as misplaced mystics who pursued a dream of finding a chemical compound that might transform base metals into gold. Indeed, they recognize that much scientific breakthrough was achieved through these pursuits, but they throw out out the goal of the alchemists as simply a fanciful or impossible plan and fantasy. However,...

Like in all ancient Norse myths codes and messages are hidden within. Mainstream scholars like us to believe that these myths are just simple stories to entertain or to describe natural phenomena our dumb forefathers were too ignorant to understand. But these tales are like riddles and intellectual challenges to be solved and contain real wisdom and knowledge. Ms. Jessie L....

Goethe had quite an important influence on Otto Maier. Goethe, a poet and at the same time a scholar, who seemed to offer the model of an approach to nature that was both scientific and aesthetic. Let's take a look at a peculiar dedicatory page in a published book of Humboldt and Bonpland. [vc_row][vc_column width='3/4'] From July 16, 1799, to March 7,...