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...
Angels in Different Religions, Cultures and Traditions

Angels in Different Religions, Cultures and Traditions

When you think of an angel, you probably think of some white-robed creature with wings. Though this particular image may come from artistic interpretations of ancient Greek deities like Nike (victory) and Eros (love), almost every culture around the world has their...
3 Things Ancient Civilizations Can Teach Us About Life

3 Things Ancient Civilizations Can Teach Us About Life

Since ancient times humanity has always sought to find some meaning in life. The following are 3 things ancient civilizations can teach us about life and living well. The Ancient Greeks on Phronesis Phronesis is an Ancient Greek word for a type of wisdom or...

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