10+ Ideas that Have Shaped Western Civilization

10+ Ideas that Have Shaped Western Civilization

When it comes to moments that have changed the course of history, we usually think of inventions like writing, the wheel, and the lightbulb. But what about the numerous ideas that have caused massive upheavals in the way we think and how the world spins? There are...
Book of the Dead: Ancient Egyptian Magical Spells & Funerary Text

Book of the Dead: Ancient Egyptian Magical Spells & Funerary Text

The information contained in the Egyptian Book of the Dead acted as guidebook for the recently deceased in the ancient Egyptian world. Life, death and the afterlife were all central themes of the Egyptian way of life. This was not only frequently reflected in various...
5+ Influential Ideas that Shaped the 19th Century

5+ Influential Ideas that Shaped the 19th Century

The rationalist philosophies of the Enlightenment and the subsequent emotionally-driven response of Romanticism—both movements in of the 18th century—were fuel for the intellectual fires of thought that raged in the 19th century. Here are five movements that made a...
Carl Jung and His Most Influential Ideas

Carl Jung and His Most Influential Ideas

Carl Jung is one of the most recognized names in the study of psychology and literature. Once a friend and colleague of Sigmund Freud, he split over some differences in belief—while they both shared an initial interest in the unconscious, they differed over the...
5 Life Lessons to Learn from Studying Mythology

5 Life Lessons to Learn from Studying Mythology

Every culture has its own mythology. In times past, people lived and died with myths and legends that explained everything in their universe—and beyond. These days, it can be hard to look back at the myths of ancient peoples and find meaning. Certainly these stories...
3 Notable Ideas from the Old Testament

3 Notable Ideas from the Old Testament

In tandem with Greek philosophy and Roman jurisprudence, the ethics promulgated by the Old Testament have created a foundational bedrock for Western Civilization. But what exactly are some of the tropes and themes that have come down to us today from this ancient text...

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