June 7, 2020

Aztlan: The Mythical Lost Land of The Aztecs

The Aztecs have puzzled and intrigued researchers for centuries, and the origins of the Aztec people is still a mystery. Mythical lands throughout various cultures have come and gone – including for the Aztecs. They have stories of their own mythical land, lost in time just like Atlantis, Lyonesse and Camelot in other parts of […]

SHARE:
Mythology & Folklore 0 Replies to “Aztlan: The Mythical Lost Land of The Aztecs”
May 31, 2020

The life and Divination Practices of Marie Lenormand

Marie Anne Lenormand also referred to as Sybil of the Faubourg Saint Germain, was a French fortune teller of great fame in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Even though she was born into a humble background, Marie is considered the greatest cartomancer of all time in France. She made her wealth serving the […]

SHARE:
Paranormal 0 Replies to “The life and Divination Practices of Marie Lenormand”
May 19, 2020

The Life of Folklorist Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang was a folklorist, poet, novelist, editor, translator, compiler, biographer, essayist, and literary critic who contributed heavily to anthropology. He is well known as a collector of fairy and folk tales. Despite being a professional author who has contributed much to history, anthropology, and mythology; Andrew Lang is made famous by works that he […]

SHARE:
Mythology & Folklore 0 Replies to “The Life of Folklorist Andrew Lang”
May 16, 2020

The Legend of Kiyohime The Japanese Ghost

Japan is renowned as a country steeped in mythology and folklore. It has been passed down throughout the generations and has given us some truly amazing, and creepy stories. However, many of these stories are unknown to westerners. One of the most famous Japanese stories, is of Kiyohime, the Japanese ghost. Japanese mythology embraces Buddhist […]

SHARE:
Mythology & Folklore, Paranormal 0 Replies to “The Legend of Kiyohime The Japanese Ghost”
May 5, 2020

How The Novelist Charles Dickens Became A Mesmerist

On January 4th 1838, Charles Dickens went to the University College Hospital in Gower Street, with his friend and artist, George Cruikshank. When they arrived, they witnessed Professor John Elliotson mesmerizing the then 17-year-old Elizabeth Okey. Professor John Elliotson was renowned for his medical knowledge, but also his daring attitude to innovation in the industry. […]

SHARE:
Mysterious & Bizarre, Paranormal 0 Replies to “How The Novelist Charles Dickens Became A Mesmerist”
April 27, 2020

The Christian View on Ghosts and Purgatory In The Middle Ages

In the middle ages, death was never far away. Lands were often ravaged by famine and war, towns and villages riddled with disease and the lack of medicine led to high rates of mortality. People in the middle ages led strict religious lives, and it was religion that crafted their view of life after death.  […]

SHARE:
Paranormal, Religion & Spirituality 0 Replies to “The Christian View on Ghosts and Purgatory In The Middle Ages”
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 […]

SHARE:
Religion & Spirituality 0 Replies to “The Byzantine Interpretation of Dreams by Achmet”
April 17, 2020

Professor John Elliotson: The Curious Case of A Victorian Mesmerist

In 1837, medicine was a developing yet brutal field. Crucial operations were performed without any pain relief, and the medications which were used to aid both patient and surgeon were often toxic. The search for pain relief was a lucrative business, but across the continent, people were looking to other alternatives. One of these alternatives […]

SHARE:
Science and Technology 0 Replies to “Professor John Elliotson: The Curious Case of A Victorian Mesmerist”
April 14, 2020

The Myth Surrounding Gustave, the African Mega Crocodile

As the largest freshwater predator in Africa, the Nile crocodile is one of the continent’s top predators. The crocodiles have earned themselves a fearsome reputation throughout history, but one in particular stands out as the most feared. A mega-croc known as Gustave is said to be the most prolific, swimming through rivers and covering vast […]

SHARE:
Mythology & Folklore 0 Replies to “The Myth Surrounding Gustave, the African Mega Crocodile”
April 6, 2020

What Are Skinwalkers, The Native American Shapeshifters

There are few creatures in Native American folklore that are feared more than the Skinwalker. That said, what are Skinwalkers? Skinwalkers are one of the mainstays in Navajo tradition and legend. They are a class of outcast criminals that practice black magic, and are said to have the ability to shape-shift into any animal of […]

SHARE:
Paranormal, UFO's 0 Replies to “What Are Skinwalkers, The Native American Shapeshifters”
You are here: Page 3