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Al Hamsa In North America

What explanations can you think of for the existence of the same symbol, the eye-in-hand, in cultures separated by the Atlantic Ocean? [...]

Anti-Materialism The Mythology Of Our Time

We could admit that we devote ourselves to our jobs, and acknowledge that money matters a great deal as our culture’s symbolic representation of workers’ time and effort. We could stop denying our desire for material goods, and instead try to understand that desire, thus savoring every last bit of material worth in our purchases instead of buying obsessively and then discarding what we buy in purges of guilt. [...]

Udumbara Flowers Bloom Once Every Three Thousand Years For 4th Time in 5 Years

It’s claimed that the mystical Buddhist udumbara flower has shown up at a convenience store in South Korea. However, clear facts show that udumbara flowers pop up all the time, not every three thousand years. Also, they’re not flowers. They’re insect eggs. [...]

The Sacred Number 432,000

Is the presence of the number 432,000 in mythological sources a sign of a deep mystical pattern underlying reality as we know it, or a reminder of our ability to find patterns in anything? [...]

What If That Purple Cloth On The Cross Is A Non-Christian Religious Symbol?

Jesus and snake of Asclepius are the same? Christians: How do you react to the idea that Jesus is one form of a sacred snake nailed to a post? If you accepted this idea, would it deepen your faith or weaken it? [...]

Earth Is A Pagan Deity

Earth really was a goddess, also known as Nerthus and Hertha, worshipped in Northern Europe. [...]

Merry Krampusnacht!

An historical primer on Krampus, the spirit of Yule Misrule, and some Krampus goodies. [...]

Our World Tree Roots

The World Tree tshirt you see here is printed on organic cotton, and made here in the United States, following that theme. [...]

Which Greek God Are You?

Which Greek god are you? If you’re a Greek god, how come you can’t remember it? Forgetfulness isn’t very Mount Olympus. [...]

Fenris in Guantanamo

They told Fenris they would play a game with him, to see how strong he was, and Fenris agreed, and so the Aesir tied Fenris up with a magic cord made by the gnomes. “Try to get out of that, Fenris,” they said, “and if you can’t, we promise we’ll set you free.” [...]

The Freedom to Be Otherkin

I find Otherkin interesting because it’s curious to consider what motivates human beings to believe that they are not human beings, and to accept a mythological identity as the internally-real core aspect of themselves. [...]