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The Celtic Vedic Connection, Part I
Of all the great ancient cultures perhaps no two share more parallels than those of the Celtic and Vedic peoples. A deep rooted affinity runs between them, what is present in one is mirrored in the other. Myths, Gods, Goddesses, even fairy tales bear a...
Religions >> Druidism
Religions >> Vedic
Origins of the Celts
Two new groups of people emerge in Central Europe during the late Neolithic (New Stone Age) period, one certainly immigrant. Each group may be distinguished archaeologically by characteristic artifacts found in their respective burial sites. One was a Bell...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Pagan Culture Never Died
Pagan culture never died. It changed, was hidden, became hushed -- but never died. We can look around and see that many of the Old ways are still part of everyday life. Here's a few examples. What others can you see in your own surroundings? A personal...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
Religion & Philosophy >> Superstition
The 'W' Word (Witch), What Does it Mean?
The other day I sat down and again tried to define what it is that I am doing. We are talking about beginning our church next year, but a church of what? I am the type that is most comfortable with a clear and complete understanding, so I began at the...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death
This extensive introduction includes some of the more well known, along with some lesser known Death "incarnations", and I use that term loosely, as in many cultures, the Angel of Death can be quite an adept shapeshifter. We have tried to cull...
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies

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Hanami: Sakura and the art of cherry blossom viewing in Japan | Technobubble
One can even argue that there's no more enduring symbol that captures Japanese culture than the “sakura” or cherry blossom. Yes, you have your ninjas and whatever modern geeky exploits are filling stores at the “otaku” capital of Akihabara this moment.
Bandai Is Building Its Very Own Tamashii Nation
“These pop-culture events are of course huge for us because not only do they afford us an opportunity to link up with hardcore fans but also casual fans as well. People who may not be collectors but they like a certain property.
Tokyo specialized school's new department will teach you to be an Akihabara
As Japan's mecca for anime, video games, cosplay, Tokyo's Akihabara has long been thought of as a hobbyist's neighborhood. But as otaku continue to grow in both number and economic clout, it's becoming apparent that the Akihabara lifestyle can include ...
Maid in Japan
Normally associated with otaku (anime fan) guys, maid cafes are becoming increasingly popular with female customers – and it's not hard to see why.
Tokyo's Hub for Electronics and “OtakuCulture
The Akihabara district in Tokyo, once famous for electronics, is now a center for video games, anime, and other pop culture as well.

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