Tagged: religion

Africa’s warriors: women in folklore

Written by Nathaniel Postell Women are warriors! A fact that becomes abundantly clear by studying African legends and folklore. These fiercely independent women help shape the world, inspiring countless interpretations, even presenting themselves in recent pop-culture. The wildly successful Marvel Studios movie Black Panther features a group of gifted women warriors inspired by the Dahomey Amazons – an all-female military group that proudly defended their boarders up until the 19th century....

Hagia Sophia – Christ Pantocrator & Co

Research about Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (for my upcoming thriller book)  Built and rebuilt upon countless tragedies, with materials from iconic structures, claimed to have healing and cleansing properties, the Hagia Sophia mystifies the masses to this day. Religious undercurrent, unshakeable construction, this Byzantine behemoth rose like a phoenix from the ashes of its predecessor. Cloaked in a veil of inexplicable mystery, the Hagia Sophia’s resilience is more than good fortune...

When we say ‘I’…what do we really mean?

When there’s no more room in hell – the dead will walk the earth. George A. Romero This evening I’m going to post the review of the book ‘Homo Deus’, Yuval Noah Harari. If you think the review is already written – you don’t know Ray well. When Rays says: ‘I’m on it!’ – that means she’s busy with doing absolutely nothing or anything else, because she’s definitely not writing...

Duality

Duality is found everywhere in nature. We usually call it ‘yin’ and ‘yang’. Yang is the energising, activating and motivating principle of life. Yin is the nourishing and building principle of life. Here some examples:  driving the car, playing sports, multitasking, drinking coffee, eating spicy, making deals/business is yang activities. It is also hot, bright, fast, dry, aggressive, male, daytime, sun.  sleeping, mediating, getting massage, eating oatmeal is yin activities....