Posts Tagged ‘sacred’

Meaningful Sacred And Profane Medieval Bestiaries

Medieval European churches, constructed by men for the glory of the Creator, are adorned to varying degrees, with sacred and profane images. No figure nor detail in these stone encyclopedia is accidental and there are many subjects represented Read more Section:  News Premium Preview Read Later  Source

The Sacred Emerald Buddha: A Message of Peace

The religion of Buddhism has several sacred icons, but one of the most sacred is the famous Emerald Buddha. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News Read Later  Source

Imam Khamenei: The Sacred Defense Proved to The World That the Iranian People Won’t Surrender

 September 22, 2022 By Staff, Agencies Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei received on the eve of Sacred Defense Week, a number of the commanders and veterans from the Sacred Defense along with the families of martyrs in the Imam Khomeini Hussainiyah in Tehran. Other Sacred Defense veterans who live […]

Sacred Defense in the Middle Ages: Transylvanian Fortified Churches

One would think that a church is a place of refuge, of spiritual comfort and protection – where violence has no place to exist. Usually, this is exactly the case and throughout the world churches are great monuments of cultural and architectural achievement. But sadly, they were often victims of war. No matter how pretty, […]

Sacred Trees in the Americas: American Holly (Ilex Opaca) – Magic, Meanings, Ecology, and Divination

Sacred Trees in the Americas: American Holly (Ilex Opaca) – Magic, Meanings, Ecology, and Divination American Holly is one of the most wonderful trees for getting us through dark times.  And as the season of darkness is upon us once more, it is a good time to consider the magic, meanings, and mystery of this incredible […]

What Do an Apology, Reconciliation, and a Sacred Obligation to Constitutionally Guaranteed Rights of First Nations Look Like in Canada?

Flags mark the spot where the remains of over 750 children were buried at former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan, June 25 © AFP / GEOFF ROBINS They send a hundred RCMP to go protect a pipeline and not protect people’s lives so we need to push back. They put industry, they put fracking, they put gas […]

Sacred Sites & Pagan Places: Origins and How to Find Ley Lines Near You

Sacred Sites & Pagan Places: Origins and How to Find Ley Lines Near You Ley lines are defined as being straight tracks or lines across the earth made by man. The ancients were said to have marked these lines with stone monuments and pagan temples. This definition makes sense but doesn’t provide the whole picture […]

The White Rock at Vilcabamba: The Sacred Heart of the Inca?

In the Inca heartlands of Peru, hidden away in the mountains and overshadowed by the more famous Inca ruins at Machu Picchu and around Cusco lies a seldom visited and obscure carved rock at Vilcabamba. But this forgotten sculpture was one of the holiest sites in the Inca empire. The site, and the buildings in […]

Who Built the Ñaupa Iglesia? Mysterious Ruins in Peru’s Sacred Valley

Ñaupa Iglesia is a fascinating Peruvian ruin in the Sacred Valley of the high Andes. It is located between Ollantaytambo and Urubamba; Ollantaytambo being only 30 Km (18.64 miles) from Machu Picchu. Geometry and Architecture of a Pre-Inca Site Although tradition credits Ñaupa Iglesia as Inca origin, this does not stand detailed scrutiny as the […]

Rice Beer Was Consumed in Sacred Rituals 9,000 Years Ago in China

A team of researchers performing excavations at an ancient burial site in southcentral China have found proof that people were drinking rice beer there 9,000 years ago . This drinking wouldn’t have been recreational, but would have been included as a part of ritual celebrations organized to honor the dead. This was a surprising discovery, […]

Vast 6,000-Year-Old Sacred Site Suspected On Scotland’s Isle of Arran

Long before the pyramids of Egypt and England’s Stonehenge were even conceived, a functioning prehistoric ritual site was built in Neolithic times in Scotland, which is famous for its many megalithic standing stones. According to the experts, an “enormous ancient ritual site” is suspected to lie beneath the topsoil of the west side of the […]

Sacred Farming: Huge Monument Find Showcases Neolithic Earth Worship

Archaeologists excavating near the village of Biddenham in Bedfordshire, England, have uncovered several ancient structures dating back 6,000 years. But most recently, a huge ritualistic monument has emerged from the timeworn fields. The team have uncovered several layers of archaeology dating back to the Neolithic. Bronze Age , Iron Age and Saxon period artifacts have […]

The jewish Holocaust Lie as Sacred Myth and Ideology

The Holocaust as Sacred Myth and Ideology Final Reflections in the Wake of the Iran Holocaust Conference by Paul Grubach Published: 2007-01-01 Note: article edited for brevity I. The Specter II. The Weakness of the Holocaust Doctrine III. Media Responses IV. The Holocaust as Sacred Myth V. The Holocaust Ideology and Israel VI. The Holocaust […]

Worshipped by Millions: The Sacred River Ganges

Why is the Ganges so significant and sacred in Hinduism? Many rivers have nourished humans in our boundless history, and some of the greatest ancient civilizations have been born on the banks of rivers. But none of them achieved such recognition as “the Goddess Ganga”, the river Ganges. Only the great River Nile, which sustained […]

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 […]

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