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Oct
2018

Exploring the Spiritual Practice of Druidism

Dating as far back as 4th century BCE, the teachings of Druidism are fixed in the observation of Nature, in tradition, and in inspiration. With a deep love and reverence for the Earth, her seasons, and nature, the curriculum of Druidism focuses on the lore of stars, stones, plants, animals, and trees and combines scholarship […]

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Oct
2018

Superstitions About Good Luck for Gamblers

Are you superstitious at all? If you don’t think so, you’re not alone, as most of us deny the label. But maybe you’ve found yourself knocking on wood once or twice, or crossing your fingers and hoping for the best? For every person who doesn’t take these kinds of beliefs seriously, there is someone who […]

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30

Oct
2018

Tooth Fairy Myths From Around the World

The loss of baby teeth is a rite of passage that every child around the world will go through, but once the tooth has been shed, what do you do with it then? Well, that depends on which country you reside in. Whether left in a slipper or under the pillow for collection by the […]

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23

Oct
2018

All About Animism

All major religions and belief systems in the world are the ultimate outcomes of thousands of years of evolution and adaption – and they can all be traced back to one, single belief system that spanned the entirety of the human race: animism. Animism was what our oldest ancestors first believed in; it’s what all […]

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23

Oct
2018

The Pantheon of Major Greek Gods

The Greek gods were the deities within ancient Greek religion and mythology, and were personified as human-like entities that inhabited Mount Olympus. These gods were not the benevolent, kind, and all-knowing beings that we imagine a god would be today, but rather vengeful, violent, petty, and insane incarnations of a tumultuous universe before the invention […]

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Oct
2018

Myths and Legends of America’s Indigenous People

Even though many believe that Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492, it was in fact a group of Vikings led by Leif Eriksson who first set foot on North American soil in approximately 1000 AD. However, long before any outsiders arrived, there were indigenous tribes of people who freely roamed the Americas and were governed […]

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Oct
2018

The World’s Oldest Religions

While many ancient religions such as Manichaeism, Mithraism, and Tengriism have all but disappeared, there have been a few who have stood the test of time and are still practised today. Here we examine the world’s oldest religions from Hinduism to Shintoism. 15th-5th Century BCE: Hinduism While Hinduism isn’t an organised religion in the traditional […]

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09

Oct
2018

How Meditation Rewires the Brain

While meditation may at first feel unusual as we struggle to let go of our worries and negative thoughts and simply exist in the moment, meditating has been scientifically proven to not only have a major impact on emotional wellbeing, but can in fact rewire the way our brains work. Here we discuss 10 benefits […]

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09

Oct
2018

Little Known African Myths and Legends

The oral tradition of passing stories from one generation to another is synonymous with African culture and this is evident in the many myths and legends which are become a part of the colourful tapestry of oral history across the continent. Whether funny or scary, these African myths and legends are often tales of death, […]

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Oct
2018

5 Christmas Ghouls from European Legend

Today, when most think of Christmas, their first thoughts are of Santa Claus, sleigh-pulling reindeer, presents, and festivities. However, long before Santa Claus made his first appearance, midwinter across most of Europe signalled a time when mythical demons, monsters, and ghouls would roam the snow-covered landscape. We’ve rounded up the 5 most terrifying Christmas monsters […]

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