Category: Religion & Spirituality

April 19, 2020

The Byzantine Interpretation of Dreams by Achmet

Achmet refers to himself as the son of Sereim, who was in service to the Caliph, Maʾmūn, as an interpreter of dreams. While his father worked as a dream interpreter, it’s not known whether Achment himself was also an interpreter, but given his extensive work on the subject, it’s highly likely that he was involved […]

March 22, 2020

The Haunting History of The Salem Witch House

Salem, Massachusetts began as a small trading settlement in 1626 after being founded by Roger Conant, and a group of immigrants arriving from Cape Ann. Upon its founding, the town was originally named Naumkeag, but settlers renamed it Salem, adapted from the Hebrew word for peace. As the Massachusetts Bay Company arrived in 1628, a […]

January 2, 2020

The Story Behind St. Cuthbert’s Cave in England

St. Cuthbert’s Cave is located in the Kyloe Hills in Northumberland. Made of sandstone and equipped with a natural shelter-like overhang that’s supported by a singular rock pillar, the cave is thought to have been where the Lindisfarne monks chose to temporarily place the body of St. Cuthbert during 875 AD after the Vikings raided […]

December 23, 2019

William The Conqueror and The Relics of Battle Abbey

Battle Abbey in East Sussex was built in commemoration of one of Britain’s fiercest battles. Seeking redemption for the bloodshed he had caused during the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William the Conqueror donated hundreds of sacred items to the Abbey. The growing list of holy relics given to the Abbey was later added to […]

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