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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
Historical Christian Jewelry
The art of jewelry making evolved though the centuries. In a sense, jewelry is any ornamentation or adornment on the body. Jewelry has been used not only for aesthetic reasons but also as an indication of a person’s status in life.
>> Body Mysteries
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
The Ancient Goddess Barbi: Historical Views from the Year 5000
(Author's Note: Read this only if you consider laughter a sincere form of worship!) In the year 5000, historians will seek to patch together traces of the past, to discover what life was like in today's current era. Here's one humorous view of what they might...
Paganism & Wicca >> Humor
Bringing it Down to Earth: A Fractal Approach
'Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.' B. Mandelbrot W e want to think about the future - it's our nature. Unlike other creatures, humans possess an...
Mystic Sciences >> Astrology
>> Modern Science
What is hypnotic trance? Does it provide unusual physical or mental capacities?
2.1 'Trance;' descriptive or misleading? Most of the classical notions of hypnosis have long held that hypnosis was special in some way from other types of interpersonal communication and that an induction (preparatory process considered by some to be...
Parapsychology >> Hypnosis

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Far Cry Primal dev diary explores the game's historical influences
Even with the game not out yet, one thing is for absolute certain: Far Cry Primal will undoubtedly be unique. Taking a radical step away from the guns, cars, and boats the series was built on, the next Far Cry game is in uncharted territory.
Steeped In Baseball History, Exhibit Celebrates Berkshires' Influences On The Game
An exhibit detailing the Berkshires' connections to America's pastime is on display at the Berkshire Historical Society. And it's a history home run. The start of “Baseball in Berkshires: A County's Common Bond” exhibit is just that…the start.
How Walking Dead Villains Are Influenced By History & Philosophy
He influences the Chambers family into becoming his own, and then quickly gathers a new army to make a move on the prison yet again.
Sofia Samatar on the many influences on her fantasy novel, 'The Winged Histories'
Now, with a doctorate in African languages and literature, she lives in Ventura and brings a dynamic set of cultural and linguistic influences to her fiction. It was 2013 when ....
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