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Baba Yaga: A Demon or A Goddess?
Growing up in Kiev, Ukraine, I loved reading and listening to fairy tales. These stories, filled with Slavic flavor, were opening up a new world for me, a world where one is to learn lessons and always to succeed, a world in which no matter how many hardships...
Deities & Heros >> Slavic
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
Synaesthesia: The Crossing of the Senses
"We interpret one sense by another." William Hazlitt "Although medicine has known about synaesthesia for three centuries, it keeps forgetting that it knows. Richard Cytowic, in "Synaesthesia: Phenomenology and Neuropsychology a Review of...
Modern Science >> Synesthesia
Hyperspace Reality
Despite the fact that the 'new' physics, a godchild of the Einsteinian revolution has taught us that the Universe we perceive is a mere shadow of a vastly more unpredictable one, most of us still view the world in a distinctly materialistic way. A world where...
Modern Science >> New Physics
Baba Yaga
An aged crone, often described as a witch or an ogress, who dwells in the forest and appears in several Russian folktales. In some sources She is solitary, in others She is any of three sisters, each having the same name. She/They dwell in a marvelous hut,...
Deities & Heros >> Slavic
Everyday Earth
When you think of "Earth" what comes to mind? Perhaps you feel the stable element of solidity and grounding. Or maybe you see Earth as the third planet from the Sun. Or for you, is Earth the rich brown soil in your own backyard? Earth is all these...
The Elements >> Earth
Dazhdebog
(Gift-Lord, The God of Gifts) East Slavonic A God of sun and warmth, son of Svarog and one of the eight primary Slavonic deities. He is regarded as the ultimate ancestor of the Russian people, and even today a poetic reference to Russians can be made using...
Deities & Heros >> Slavic

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Fashion Police: Tangled up
I remember that my grandmother would shower me with praises as she braided it to look like the princesses in Russian folktales. I have felt pressure many times to conform to an ideology of long hair as feminine, beautiful, and traditional.
Reimagined Jewish Folk Art At The Ukrainian Institute
The Russian folk-tale of the Golden Fish who promises to fulfill the fisherman's any wish in exchange for his freedom is re-told by Petrovsky-Shtern as the “The Golden Gefilte Fish” who is “golden” on the dinner-plate of the shtetl couple.
'Smoking kills more people than Obama' poster appears in Moscow
“Soon they'll be scaring kids with Obama rather than Baba Yaga,” the witch from Russian folk tales, Gudkov later told the Guardian. The advert has no attribution, no author has come forward to claim it and Moscow city hall has not commented. Some have ...
Tahoe-Truckee music: Open mic nights provide platform for all talents
A friend of mine used to come in and play the saw and tell Russian folk tales while he did it, so it's anything; it's just about being entertaining.” There is one exception, however.

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