Posts Tagged ‘sacred’

Mount Shasta: Mystery Mountain and Sacred Destination

Mount Shasta is not the tallest or most beautiful mountain in the Cascade Range; but it is the most legendary. In terms of weirdness and strangeness, the unusual stories surrounding the mountain will challenge any other region in the contiguous United States, or perhaps even the world. According to the Sacramento Bee newspaper, over 100 […]

The Sacred Band of Thebes: Elite Fighters… and Lovers!

The Sacred Band of Thebes was an elite fighting unit consisting of 300 Theban soldiers who were not only warriors but coupled lovers as well. According to the scholar Plutarch, the creation of the unit took place sometime between 379 and 378 BC, the brainchild of Gorgidas, a military leader who believed that those who […]

The Eleusinian Mysteries: Demeter’s Secret And Sacred Rites

Conjuring up mystical images of secret initiation rites held under cover of darkness, the Eleusinian Mysteries had a reputation as a dark and dangerous festival. In fact, it was surrounded by such an aura of deadly secrecy that the tragedian Aeschylus was nearly killed on stage just for referencing it. But what were the Mysteries really […]

Sacred Alignment: The Constellation of Orion and Ancient Egypt

For thousands of years, the constellation of Orion has been tracked across the sky by numerous ancient cultures who studied the heavens since time immemorial. Based on the constellations and position of stars, the ancients built fascinating monuments, calendars, and ‘observatories’ that allowed them to track the position of constellations and heavenly bodies across the […]

The Ancient Language Of Sacred Sound: The Acoustic Science Of The Divine

It is an astonishing fact that, from the end of the so-called ‘Dark Ages’ and the settlement of Europe, a massive building program took place that was to transform Europe in a hitherto unsuspected way. Shortly after the construction of the Gothic (1130’s AD – 1480’s AD) came to its inevitable conclusion there seems to […]

Two Sacred Medicine Trees of North America

March 1st, 2021 By Nick Polizzi Guest Writer for Wake Up World A few years ago, I took a trip up to the coastal wilderness of Northern California to meet with  Native American elder, Dennis Martinez. Born of O’odham and Chicano heritage, Dennis has spent his life educating both native and non-native people in the practices of […]

Millions take sacred dip during India’s Magh Mela bathing festival

Millions of people have taken part in a 45-day Hindu bathing festival in the northern Indian city of Prayagraj. Pilgrims attending the annual Magh Mela offer prayers and enter the holy waters where the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers meet. They bathe at Sangam, the sacred confluence of the rivers, on certain days considered to […]

Judge Refuses Injunction To Stop Sacred Oak Flat Destruction

By Apache Stronghold, Popular Resistance. February 13, 2021 Above photo: PK Weiss, Southwest Photo Bank. Phoenix, AZ – This afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Steven Logan denied Apache Stronghold’s request for an injunction preventing the giveaway and destruction of sacred Oak Flat to Rio Tinto/Resolution Copper.  Judge Logan said that Apache Stronghold has no right to ask […]

The Mystics – Uncover Ecstatic Wisdom and Reclaim Your Own Connection to the Sacred: FREE 5-Day Online Event

What does it mean to be a mystic in our time? In this modern era brimming with technology, complexity, and noise, have we lost our connection to mystery and mysticism? With the chaos of our contemporary world, can we still access poetic states of bliss and the experience of the sublime? Mystics across time have written […]

The Sacred Ground of Being…The Quintessence of Who We Are

January 25th, 2021 By Open Contributing Writer for Wake Up World We are amidst the most phenomenal shift of consciousness in the history of our planet, and of humanity’s journey on it. Day by day the external drama seems to ratchet up another notch. With the plandemonium, environmental degradation and the bankruptcy of the governing system, the […]

Hindu Ceremony on Church Grounds in Goa Marks Trend to ‘Deny Sacred Places to Christians’

(Barnabas Aid) — A significant Hindu religious ceremony (pooja) to a Hindu deity was held on the grounds of a Christian church in Sancoale, Goa, India but police have not yet filed a report on the church minister’s complaint under Indian laws that ban deliberate and harmful acts intended to “hurt the religious feelings” of […]

Master Architects of Sardinia: The Sacred Well of Santa Cristina

The Well of Santa Cristina is an ancient structure located on the Italian island of Sardinia. The name of the structure is somewhat misleading. In spite of its association with a Christian saint, the well has little to do with the Christian faith. In fact, it was constructed during the Bronze Age, long before the […]

National park ranger condemned for attacking unarmed Indigenous man on sacred Native land

Indigenous and wilderness conservation groups were among those on Wednesday responding with outrage to video of a National Park Service ranger tasering an unarmed Indigenous man after he walked off a trail in Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico on Sunday and then refused to comply with the ranger’s orders.  Darrell House, a Diné (Navajo) and Oneida […]

President Assad Slaughtered Neoliberalism’s Four Sacred Cows

By Andrew Korybko Source Syrian President Assad just slaughtered neoliberalism’s four sacred cows of gay marriage, radical secularism, marijuana legalization, and gender theory in a short video of his latest speech that recently went viral on social media where he condemned these examples of “total moral degeneracy” that he very passionately believes “target our humanity”. […]

How Sacred Geometry is embedded in Your DNA – Secrets of Geometric Art

[embedded content]Unknown commented on “CONSCIOUSNESS?” Part 1 Consciousness is similar to physical strength and intellect in many ways. It varies greatly from individual to individual.  The vast majority of people neither realise or question their consciousness in any meaningful sense. Self inquiry rarely breaches the surface of their conscious reality. The humans are kept in […]

A Sacred Light in the Darkness: Surprising Winter Solstice Illuminations at Spanish Missions

On Monday, Dec. 21, nations in the Northern Hemisphere mark the winter solstice – the shortest day and longest night of the year. For thousands of years people have marked this event with rituals and celebrations to signal the rebirth of the sun and its victory over darkness. At hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of missions […]

How A Roman Sacred Site Became A 300-AD Tile And Brick Factory

It’s always surprising when you read that a sacred site was “abandoned” for commercial opportunity. But it happens! UK researchers have determined that a large sacred site and Roman villa complex in England were despiritualized and, not much later, repurposed to function as a tile and brick workshop. The 1,600-year-old Roman industrial site, located at […]

The Whirling Dervish Dance: A Sacred Ritual to Touch the Divine

The divine may be experienced through a variety of means. In various global spiritual traditions, these include prayer, meditation on sacred texts, participation in religious ceremonies, and going on pilgrimages. There are other means of achieving a religious experience that are perhaps not so common in the Western world. One of these is through the […]

Sobekneferu’s Legacy: The Sacred Places of Egypt’s First Female Pharaoh

In part one , we saw how Egypt’s first female pharaoh Sobekneferu (also written Neferusobek) has emerged as a major character both in literary fiction and in the cinema. Her mysterious life and devotion to primeval gods such as the crocodile god Sobek no doubt helped foster this romantic image. Despite this, Sobekneferu’s achievements in […]

The Sacred Geometry of Tarot

October 22nd, 2020 By Ethan Indigo Smith Contributing writer for Wake Up World The Tarot Cards are a means to comprehend subtle energy. The Tarot is often used to perform divination, essentially intuitive understanding of specific subtle energies. The Tarot reveals the story of energetic development of an individual and the situational through the understanding of subtle […]

Intricacy and Reflection: Transforming Mandalas from Sacred Designs to Art Therapy

Although the word ‘Mandala’ simply means “circle” or “discoid object” in Sanskrit, the significance is far more complex. Traditionally, mandalas represented the intricacy of the universe and served as a guide for reflective practices such as meditation. Mandalas have been present in Tantric Hinduism, Tantric Buddhism, and Jainism for hundreds of years. But it may […]

Atlantean Temples of Mexico: The Sacred Valley Of Tepoztlàn

Nestled in a sacred valley, at an altitude of about 1,700 meters (5,560 feet) above sea level, to the south of Mexico City, lies the town of Tepoztlán. The surrounding landscape has been shaped by millions of years of volcanic eruptions and erosion. Due to its unusually mild climate and the presence of many caves […]

College Chastised For Dumping On Sacred Land

Above photo: Michelle Castillo, a Native American community leader at Puvungna when crews were dumping dirt in 2019. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. A state department tasked with preserving historic landmarks recently criticized Cal State Long Beach for depositing soil and debris from a construction zone on a parcel of land called Puvungna that is […]

Sacred Cenotes: Portals to the Maya Underworld

The ancient Maya who populated the Yucatan Peninsula in the first millennium AD believed that there were three ways for the living to enter Xibalba, the world of the dead: through deep caves, through competition in the Maya ball game, and through the sacred cenote (sinkholes). It was the cenotes that were most important to […]

Your Body is Sacred: 3 Ways to Practice Embodied Spirituality

September 25th, 2020 By Aletheia Luna Guest writer for Wake Up World Since the very beginning of all religious and spiritual drive, there has been a deep prejudice against the body. The body has been called carnal, worldly, lustful, sinful, and illusory. At best, it has been thought of as mere dust, at worst, it has been thought of […]

Algerian President: Palestinian Cause Remains Sacred (VIDEO)

Posted on September 24, 2020 by uprootedpalestinians September 24, 2020 Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. (Photo: File) The right of the Palestinian people to have a state with Jerusalem as its capital is not subject to bargain, the Algerian president said on Wednesday, Anadolu reports. Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s remarks came at a speech he delivered at the […]

Imam Khamenei: Sacred Defense Established Security in Iran, Enemies Will Pay Dearly If They Invade Country

By Staff, Agencies Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei says Iran’s decisively victorious defense against foreign-backed forces of Iraq’s former dictator Saddam Hussein proved that invading the country is a “very costly” undertaking. “When a nation shows that it has the diligence and power to defend itself and delivers a […]

Caring for Our Sacred Earth

September 2nd, 2020 By Santoshan (Stephen Wollaston) Guest Writer for Wake Up World “We have been trying to go into the future as a human community in an exploitative relationship with the natural community without any sense of being integral with this natural world as a sacred community. From now on, that is just not […]

Blidworth Druid Stone: Sacred Altar or Lifeless Rock?

Referred to locally as the “Druid Stone” or “Altar Stone,” this monumental stone stands about 4 meters (13 feet) high on private land in the village of Blidworth, England, and is viewable from a public footpath. A man-made passage has been cut through the center of the rock. A British archaeoastronomer, expert in exploring skyscapes […]

Sacred Owls, DarkDox, & Resist The Grove new DVD out now!

This is the first DarkDox & Sacred Owls full length documentary film Available now on DVD and FREE digital download here! Although we made the digital download free, please consider purchasing the DVD. Order before July 4th and we will double your order! Give them to friends, strangers! Spread the TRUTH! Also consider donating to […]

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