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Chinese Symbols for a Happy Home

The Eight Auspicious Buddhist Objects: If you wish to insure complete good fortune to all your household, you may want to display all eight auspicious objects together to seal your intent for good times and good fortune for your home and all who inhabit

What Is Known About Slavic Mythology

Unlike some creatures of ancient Slavic demonology, like vampires and strigoi, which went on to earn a good deal of worldwide notoriety and even became part of popular culture, Slavic mythology remains to a large extent a terra incognita.But the awe-inspiring names of Perun, Veles, Svantevit, and Triglav testify to a much larger (if also largely forgotten) realm of Slavic myth and religion. Unfortunately our pagan ancestors left almost no traces of their religion, rituals, and myths. We have no
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Slavs Are Us (?)

Świętowit, the pagan Slavic god photo: Andrzej Sidor / ForumSlavs, meaning who?At a first glance everything seems neat and simple. At the turn of the 6th and 7th centuries AD, the Slavs set off from their primordial abode, considered to be located either around present-day Kiev or between the Ural mountains and the Volga river. They began travelling to new territories and creating new settlements. Legend has it that the ancestor of all Poles, Lech, was guided to the place of his future home by
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Polish Vampires: Bloody Truth behind Dark Myth

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5 Most Popular Tales From Slavic Mythology

Unfortunately, Slavic mythology originated in the days when writing was not a norm, and because of this it has never been recorded officially by Slavs but rather by Christian Chroniclers. Lucky for us it is possible to restore some of the ancient legends thanks to oral folklore, rituals, folk beliefs and such notes made by ancient chroniclers.The myth of the creation of the world by RodFirst there was nothing but chaos, everything was one. Then the ancient god Rod came down to earth in a golden
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Learn About the Benefits of Chinese Massage

Practitioners have developed and refined Chinese massage, including the tui na and zhi ya traditions, for more than 4,000 years. These styles share similar techniques with Western massage but also take a Chinese medicine approach. You can find Chinese massage practitioners who specialize in more physical or more energetic healing modalities (depending on their particular type of training) to suit your unique needs and situation.What Is Chinese Massage?Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners
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Historical Facts about the Baptism of Poland

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How to stop worrying

Being worried is completely normal – modern life is so busy and fast paced with concerning news constantly appearing in your feed. However, there are people who worry to the extreme extent. Their constant ‘what ifs’ make them feel out of control and
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An Old Problem in Indian Medical History Revised

Original guest post by Kenneth Zysk (University of Copenhagen)I this paper I should like to revisit a problem in the history of Indian medicine, which is yet to find a satisfactory resolution. The issue centres on when and where Āyurveda came into existence and from where all or part of it could have derived, in a word, the origins of Āyurveda.The Origins of ĀyurvedaAt the core of classical Āyurveda stands the aetiological theory of the three doṣas (tridoṣa), broadly defined as defilements of
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Daoist Contemplation and Chinese Medicine, Part 1: History and definition of contemplation in Daoist texts

Different forms of contemplative practices have been one of the key elements in Daoist tradition. This essay will appear in four parts dealing with:1. History and definition of contemplation in Daoist texts2. Contemplative practices and concept of body-mind3. Contemplation and dietary practices4. Contemplation and art of medicineIn these short essays I define contemplative practices, look historical relevance and how has it affected the development Chinese medicine and what does it has to do
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The 4,000 Year History of Horoscopes: How Astrology Has Been Shaped Throughout the the Millennia

Every time ancient Greece is mentioned, most people automatically think of democracy, the Olympic Games, mythology, philosophy, technology and various sciences such as mathematics and astronomy. It seems that very few are aware that the ancient Greeks were also superstitious, despite their logical thinking. This perhaps explains why it was the Greeks who shaped the system of astrology into its modern day form, even though the first organized system of astrology arose during the 2nd millennium
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