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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
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
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
(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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The Russian mafia blackmails dirty cops who plot to escape their tormentors by sabotaging a rookie. “Trumbo,” biography/drama, R, Grade A. Bryan Cranston plays Dalton Trumbo, a renowned Hollywood screenwriter, who is blacklisted for his membership in ...
Margaret Thatcher's Fogeyism
In her discussions with Gorbachev, people believed she had developed “a schoolgirl crush on The Russian With A Smile.” Add to this her ....
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Triple 9: This is a very smart crime thriller that juggles a host of characters (and well-known actors) within an intricate plot involving hapless crooks, corrupt cops and the Russian mafia.
'The Golden Girls' & 'OITNB': Groundbreaking Women on TV
A Russian-born fiery master chef whose life outside of prison was entwined with Russian mafia bosses, Red runs the prison kitchen just like Sophia—she's in charge and her cooking is superior to everyone else's. She even doles out advice, but only to a ...

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