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The King and the Cleaning Boy

Once upon a time there was a king. A king without any children whose wife passed away. Ruler of a great kingdom, he enjoyed his time during his reign until he started getting old and wanted to retire. He was a very generous, fair and just king. In this same spirit of...

The Princess Who Entered Nirvana

There once was a princess who was dying of thirst… a thirst for the greatest love imaginable. She was the fairest princess and her heart was the driest of all the hearts in the human kingdoms of the world. Every prince that came to offer his hand she denied, for she...

3 Wisdom Stories on Knowing Yourself

Sometimes we are lost. Lost to ourselves and others. We simply don’t know what to do, who to be, what to be. Life seems like a conundrum and a problem that needs to be solved. There are times we need guidance and advice. Guidance and advice in the form of...

15 Powerful Quotes on the Importance of Storytelling

Stories, myths and tales... Three words that are synonymous in many ways. Some would even put "being human" as another synonym to those words, or more correctly storytelling. You can define the human species in a variety of different ways, the ability to share stories...

Death and the Afterlife According to Ancient Peoples

Most people today conceive of the afterlife as a place where winged babies dance among the clouds. While it’s hard to prove exactly what an afterlife might look like, everyone seems to have their own conception of “what dreams may come when we have shuffled off this...

The Afterlife According to 5 Different Faiths

People are always curious about what happens after death. While there isn’t much of a scientific process for documenting what happens beyond this world, almost every culture and religion has its own unique ideas about what transpires. Some groups have come and...

3 Fairy Tales about Love (and the Versions You Didn’t See in Theatres)

Fairy tales have been described as being quintessentially love-focused narrative. After all, they usually have a happy ending, right? Let’s take a look at the following stories to see where this tale-type originated. We’ll also see how they show the power of love, and...

6 Folk and Fairy Tales With a Life Lesson

The first known person to explicitly reference a moral at the end of a fairy tale was Charles Perrault, who resided at the Royal French Court of King Louis XIV. However, while Perrault may have been the first to explicitly append moral instruction to bedtime stories,...
The Princess Who Entered Nirvana

The Princess Who Entered Nirvana

There once was a princess who was dying of thirst… a thirst for the greatest love imaginable. She was the fairest princess and her heart was the driest of all the hearts in the human kingdoms of the world. Every prince that came to offer his hand she denied, for she...

3 Wisdom Stories on Knowing Yourself

3 Wisdom Stories on Knowing Yourself

Sometimes we are lost. Lost to ourselves and others. We simply don’t know what to do, who to be, what to be. Life seems like a conundrum and a problem that needs to be solved. There are times we need guidance and advice. Guidance and advice in the form of...

15 Powerful Quotes on the Importance of Storytelling

15 Powerful Quotes on the Importance of Storytelling

Stories, myths and tales... Three words that are synonymous in many ways. Some would even put "being human" as another synonym to those words, or more correctly storytelling. You can define the human species in a variety of different ways, the ability to share stories...

Death and the Afterlife According to Ancient Peoples

Death and the Afterlife According to Ancient Peoples

Most people today conceive of the afterlife as a place where winged babies dance among the clouds. While it’s hard to prove exactly what an afterlife might look like, everyone seems to have their own conception of “what dreams may come when we have shuffled off this...

The Afterlife According to 5 Different Faiths

The Afterlife According to 5 Different Faiths

People are always curious about what happens after death. While there isn’t much of a scientific process for documenting what happens beyond this world, almost every culture and religion has its own unique ideas about what transpires. Some groups have come and...

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