Stories of wizard and demon battles have been found in ancient Christian texts. Ere, Helidor fights on a horse in collage from engraving of Nazareene School, published in The Holy Bible, St.Vojtech Publishing, Trnava, Slovakia, 1937. 	Source: fluenta
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 00:57

A “wizard battle” and over 300 other bizarre stories including “trapped demons” have been published by Biblical scholars translating apocryphal ancient Christian texts into English for the first time.  

Trulli in Alberobello, Italy.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 22:25

Alberobello, literally translated as ‘Beautiful Tree,’ is a small town with one-of-a-kind historic buildings called trulli. The iconic houses in the town have led to it being dubbed a ‘fairy tale village’. It is also thanks to the photogenic trulli houses that Alberobello was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Were Asclepian Centers Powered By Magical Ritual or Holistic Healthcare?
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 22:01

Doctors the world over take the Hippocratic oath swearing to do no harm to patients. In doing this, to quote the words of the oath itself, they “call upon Apollo the physician and Asclepius, Hygeia and Panaceia and all the gods and goddesses as witnesses, that [they] will fulfil this oath and this contract according to [their] ability and judgment.”

Hermetic Individuation: The Way Of Hermes and The Rite of Rebirth
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 18:17

There are only a handful of surviving texts that describe what could be termed true “rites of passage” along the Way of Hermes. One such text—which contains what many consider the essential Hermetic experience—is CH 13, also known as The Rebirth.

The journey of life in many ancient beliefs and religions is also the journey of the human soul.             Source: rolffimages / Adobe Stock
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 17:59

The fascinating legacy of the controversial American physician who weighed the human soul and determined dogs don’t have one is an incredible story. And, like in many areas of life, what one believes and one’s beliefs have a huge influence on outcomes.

Ancient Egyptians Went Wild for Bird Mummy Offerings
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 14:14

Researchers studying the mummies of birds from Ancient Egypt, used at the time as votive offerings to the gods, have made an important discovery. French experts, from the CNRS, the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and the C2RMF