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Language of Symbols and Khidr Fasting

A story often told by ‘dede’s (A ‘dede’ is a socio-religious leader in the Alevi community): ‘Hasan and Hüseyin were children. They were very sick. Prophet Muhammed told Ali and Fatima to fast 3 days, so the children can get well again. Along these 3 days, at each fast breaking time, a poor came to the house of Ali and Fatima. The poor said that they were hungry. Every day Fatima and Ali gave all of their rations to these poor coming 3 days long to their door, so they themselves couldn’t eat for 3 days. It is believed that the poor were Khid…

Triple are the Roads of Fire

The Father’s hymn does not consist of compound discourses nor the preparation of sacred workings. For being alone incorruptible he does not receive a corruptible hymn. Let us not therefore imagine that we may persuade the master of true discourses by a hollow hurricane of words, nor by show or parade adorned with artificial workings: For God loves the unadorned beauty of form.

Do You Know About the Tower of the Winds in Athens?

The Tower of the Winds or the Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes is an octagonal marble clocktower in the Roman Agora in Athens that functioned as a horologion or “timepiece”. It is considered the world’s first meteorological station. Unofficially, the monument is also called Aerides (Greek: Αέρηδες), which means Winds.

About The Dryades

In ancient Greece most of the forests were located on the slopes of the rugged hills and mountains, as the majority of the lowland forest had been cleared for farming. It was therefore natural for the Greeks to think of Dryades as mountain-dwellers.

Macrobius-About The Caduceus

16.’Another clear proof that it is the sun that we worship under the name of Mercury is the caduceus, which the Egyptians have designed as the sacred staff of Mercury. It shows a pair of Serpents, male and female, intertwined; the middle parts of the serpents’ coil are joined together as in a knot, called the knot of Hercules; their upper parts are bent into a circle and complete the circle as they meet in a kiss; below the knot their tails rejoin the staff at the point at which it is held, and at that point appear the wings with which they…

A Blessing by the 3 Graces

The 3 Graces in Sandro Botticelli’s ‘Primavera’***‘…Besides, three splendid girls of equal beauty in face and bearing, clasping each other’s hands and wearing garlands of roses, approached the maiden. One of them kissed Philology on the forehead on the smooth skin between the eyebrows, the second embraced her face, the third her waist; the first that ‘she might breathe joy and honor into her eyes’, the second laid grace upon her tongue, and the third gave her gentleness of spirit. They were called the Graces and they bestowed charm …

The Astrological Outlook on the Archetype of Hygeia

Astrologer Nigar Bostan (@nigarbostan) wrote for Hygeia.Translation: Emir A. İnançIn Greek Mythology, Hygeia is heralded as the daughter of Asclepius, the god of healing and medicine. From the name of this goddess is derived “Hygiene”, the askesis* of healing. Hygiea resides as the 10th member of the asteroid belt that stands in between Jupiter and Mars. Asteroids are celestial bodies composed of rocky materials and metals. From an astrological perspective, asteroids add the salt and pepper to the meal that the planets cook through …

Fernando Pessoa – On How to Understand Symbols

Dyas Chimica Tripartita-1625 * * * “To understand symbols and symbolic rituals, demands the interpreter to possess five qualities or conditions, without them the symbols will be dead for him and him a dead for them. * The first one is sympathy, not the first one according to time, but the first one according to the order I quote them by degree of simplicity. The interpreter must feel sympathy for the symbol that he ventures to interpret. The defying attitude, the ironic one, the out of place one – All, without exception, deprive the interpre…
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