The History of Body Piercings - Ancient and Fascinating Around the World

Body piercings have seen a resurgence of interest in the last ten to twenty years... Read More

How to Make Your Civil War Uniform Shirt

Your own shirt designed and made by you for your own Civil War Uniform Impression... Read More

Top 10 Questions about Body Piercing

Body piercing has grown so much in popularity in recent years that it has become... Read More

How I lost A million Dollars In A Bank Robbery

The Million dollars was my life-savings earmarked for prime the pump money for my biotech... Read More

The Crisis of Human Survival

Environmental Pollution1. Damage to The Ozone Layer Causes Radiation PollutionThe hole in the ozone layer... Read More

African Masks

The following is a general over view of African Masks.There are still places in Africa... Read More

Tribal Masks

Original Tribal masks are often seen by unknowing eyes as art objects in themselves. That... Read More

The Masked Fool

The FoolMy first direct experience of the fool in masking was watching Morris Dancing here... Read More

The Contingencies of Despair: How Existentialists Survive

~ Dread is dizziness unto freedom-freedom that gazes down into its own possibility. In this... Read More

Violence

Flashes of memory stream into my consciousness. They take me back thirty years plus. I... Read More

Heraldry in the Crafts--Why Not Specialize?

I have a small website where I try to sell custom-made lapel buttons. In addition... Read More

The Trickster of Folklore

Folklore includes a traditional trickster figure, the subject of many stories in a cycle. Trickster... Read More

Nessie, the Beast of the Loch

They were fierce hill tribes in what is now Scotland, and we called them Picts.... Read More

The Year of the Rooster

The Rooster is traditionally considered to be a favourable sign. His crow signals the break... Read More

Progress Versus Perfection

From the creative explosion marking the outset of the universe to our advanced human stage... Read More

Amber Mysteries Revealed

Amber, the gem of a stone that's not really a gemstone at all, is actually... Read More

Can You Hear My Secret Calling

A true love story"So, was it an eyes-meet-across-the-room-thing and you knew you were destined for... Read More

Shadows Boxing

Towards the end of Million Dollar Baby the character Scraps, ex boxing great turned gym... Read More

How Many Chinese Characters Are There?

Let's trace the number of Chinese characters from Han Dynasty 汉朝 (206 B.C. to 220... Read More

Game Theory - What Do Game Theory and Improv Theater Have in Common?

"Game" TheoryThis article was inspired by Mick Napier's book ?Improvise: scene from the inside out"... Read More

Learn Chinese Language Tips and Techniques

There's no doubt learning any foreign language requires effort, time and commitment. This holds true... Read More

The Monsters Mother

Somewhere in the world, every eight seconds, a mother is throwing her hands in the... Read More

Mars, the Mighty and Marvelous

Martius, the month of March, is named after him. So is the fourth planet from... Read More

Welcome to the Mind Revolution: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Living Between the Points

What does it mean to live "between the points?" What are the points? Are they... Read More

Authenticity Of Vastu (Science of Indian architecture)

Vastu is one of the most ancient sciences of Indian architecture and... Read More

Some Villain Thoughts About a Container Village

Preview: "Shipping containers" have yet nothing to do with "housing" in Romania. Is there any... Read More

10 Feng Shui Tips for a Better Life

Ever walked into a house that felt like home? Ever reminisced about the best year... Read More

Cant Afford Illness in America

I had become too sick to live in America.Even with private insurance, even with Medicare,... Read More

African Masks The Art of Creation

With western eyes we tend to view a tribal mask as a piece of fantastic... Read More

Conceptual Art: Who Appreciates It?

Art is sometimes overwhelming. Life as a whole can become overwhelming, and at times I... Read More

Learn How To Draw Faces Realistically

Drawing a face isn't as hard as it looks. To draw a realistic human face,... Read More

The New Age Movement

What is the New Age Movement? It is similar to New Age Spirituality, but different... Read More

Is Timing the Secret of Success?

Success is often viewed as a magic potion. Market demand has always been there, but... Read More

Feng Shui and the Year of the Rooster - an Overview

Feng shui involves more than just colors and where you place your furniture. The astrology... Read More

Cosmic Cow

The cow is a mother to mankind whom we should love,respect and protect. Her milk... Read More

Return to Ouvea, New Caledonia

"Ouvea is everything you'd expect in a South Pacific island. Twenty kilometers of unbroken white... Read More

What To Expect From A Feng Shui Consultation

If you are wishing to harmonize or balance your house or any other environment according... Read More

Feng Shui North versus South Hemisphere

The North South Hemisphere Question:The question of whether or not the orientation of the Lo... Read More

Conspiracies: The Pyramid and the Sphinx

Egypt has long been the source of countless conspiracies, ranging from ancient lost civilizations to... Read More

Learn How to Solve Problems With a Feng Shui Mirror

A mirror, when becoming a feng shui mirror, can be used to many more things... Read More

Feng Shui Horoscopes

A great tool to help you find out more about yourself.Chinese feng shui horoscope is... Read More

The Five Feng Shui Elements and Their Characteristics

Feng shui handles five main elements in order to achieve harmony and balance in any... Read More

Understanding Astrological Predictions

Opinions about astrological prediction are generally divided: "Mysterious! Magical!", say some; "Nonsense!", reply others. In... Read More

What Sets Chinese Painting Apart From Western Painting

Because of different instruments, materials and cultural background, Chinese paintings have their own image and... Read More

At 60 plus Amitabh Bachchan Rules! - A Vastu Study

No words in this universe are enough to describe him, superstar, living legend, and the... Read More

Old Russian Symbolics on a White and Blue Porcelain

Russian porcelain is widely known and is often used as a traditional gift. The art... Read More

Creating a Virtual Art Gallery

To the online artist, it might seem a paradox, at first glance, to hear a... Read More

Egyptian Hanmde Galabeya (Galabia)

The Bedouin culture has a long history of beautiful costumes, textiles and Jewelry. The Bedouin... Read More

Authenticity of Eskimo Inuit Art & Native Indian Art

Both Inuit Eskimo art and Native American art have gained international recognition as valuable art... Read More

My Introduction To Northwest Coast Native American Art

I had lived in Vancouver very briefly as a child and it was during that... Read More

Export/Import of Inuit Eskimo Art Sculpture Containing Whalebone or Ivory

The export of certain Inuit sculpture from Canada to other parts of the world including... Read More

Inuit Eskimo Art As Investments

Many people collect Inuit art as investments. Inuit art is growing internationally but it has... Read More

Bits of Heritage, Whose Heritage

Change is the only inevitably constant aspect of life in this world we all live... Read More

How to Clean Your Civil War Uniform

How necessary is cleaning your Civil War Uniform?The every day Confederate or Union soldier's uniform... Read More

Are You Embarassed by Your Civil War Uniform Impression?

"Authentic," "authentic," "authentic" is all you hear if you are new or a hard core... Read More

When Does Man Become God?

Some scientists argue over creation and evolution and they argue did man create god or... Read More

Ancient Philosophy On The Internet Can Change How We Think

Here I am again sitting at my computer, my job is to write about the... Read More

A Maiden Trip

I belong to a hamlet called 'Konthai' which is in South Tamil Nadu, India. Twenty... Read More

Painting Philosophy of Peruvian Artist

LifeI paint with an emphasis on expressing LIFE (the spirit and the soul) which is... Read More

Painting as a Spiritual Expression

Is a painting no more than a piece of paper with lines and color or... Read More

Ernesto Apomayta offers Explanation of Mediums, Paints, & Techniques Used by Artists

Special Types of MediumsRice paper is a very delicate medium with lots of natural imperfections... Read More

A Brief Biography of Rene Boissevain the Agate Adventurer and Creator of The Crystal Caves Museum

In 1964 myself (Ren?), Nelleke my wife, and our daughter Iefje emigrated from Holland to... Read More

From Dynasty to Destiny: Ten Celebrated Inventions of Ancient China

In the last two centuries, new cultural discoveries have nearly rewritten history. It's been an... Read More

Elvis Presley, Lifting Off

He seems to live forever. A network television movie about his life is scheduled for... Read More

Synchronized Swimming, Dolphin Cognition and Visualization

As humans become more technologically advanced and are able to see our environments from the... Read More

Ancient Indian Civilizations - Where Did They All Go?

In 1350 AD we were still quite a few centuries from settling at Plymouth. I... Read More

How To Get Rich and Die Quick!

It is funny how web site promotion can suddently plunge you into literary exploits...I am... Read More

Peruvian Artist Shares Why Preservation of Culture and Rituals Sacred To His Art

My artistic endeavor have led me towards a personal sense of mission, because the visual... Read More

A Defense of Cultural Intelligence

When humans set off to address fundamental issues about what and how life is to... Read More

Basic Chinese Pinyin Rules

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Masking European Animism

The ancient peoples of Europe were more fond of masks and religious ritual than you... Read More

Man and His Machines

A woman creates life from her womb, and man tries to create life through his... Read More

A Hidden Oriental Jewel: 100% Chinese Hand-Made Silk Embroidery

IntroductionDo you know what "silk embroidery is? Do you know what it looks like? Many... Read More

Native American Astrology: The Hawk (March 21 - April 19)

The Hawk is the first sign of the Native American astrology, it heralds spring and... Read More

The Sixties

A decade that stands out above the rest of our world's history as a time... Read More

American Citizenship

Can We Pass The Test?American CitizenshipI'm the daughter of an American soldier and with that... Read More

Was there Always Bias in Journalism? Ask George Washington. Hell tell you

There is bias in the elite media! How often do you hear that on cable... Read More

Bureaucracy in Peru!

This article is from the pen of a New Zealander currently living in Lima, Peru.I... Read More

Yes Tarot Readings Are For You!

Have you ever thought?What is the best way out of this situation or which job... Read More

Unguided Men

Humanity - the sole endeavor of sanctity in every man, the moribund symphony serenading in... Read More

On Being Human

Are we human because of unique traits and attributes not shared with either animal or... Read More

Accurate Psychic Advice

Psychic readings can be an invaluable tool for obtaining answers to your most confusing questions.... Read More

The New Age Movement

New Age - A Paradigm Shift to Divine Consciousness & a Universal PhilosophyThe New Age... Read More

What is Feng Shui, and How Does It Work?

Feng shui (say "fung shway"), often called the art of placement, could just as accurately... Read More

The Birth Of Eskimo Inuit Art Prints

Unlike Inuit sculpture, art prints from the Canadian Arctic are a twentieth century innovation in... Read More

Europes New Jews

They inhabit self-imposed ghettoes, subject to derision and worse, the perennial targets of far-right thugs... Read More

Native American Art Thunderbird

The thunderbird has been one of the most dominant icons in Native American art and... Read More

Sixties: The Decade of Rebellion

It is safe to say that in the sixties everything changed: society, fashion, music,... Read More

Amaterasu The Goddess of the Sun

Amaterasu is a shining example of how adversity can help us to 'blossom and bloom'... Read More

Feng Shui Monsters Under Your Bed

Good feng shui often requires making wise decisions based on your specific circumstances, rather than... Read More

Astrologers Just Plain Stupid?

We live at an interesting time of scientific knowledge. Scientists say that you cannot gain... Read More

Mexican Living: Daily Schedule of an Expatriate

I was wondering if you might be interested in what I do with my time... Read More

Egyptian Handmade Perfume Bottles

Blown glass, a very ancient technique, is the oldest among the handicrafts. It is said... Read More

True Story; Why Can?t We all Just Get Along?

A little girl came up to her mom in the store and she asked, Mom... Read More

Flows of Civilization; Views from a Think Tank

Over the past few years we have been discussing many topics. Most of what is... Read More

Babel vs. the PC

Imagine a time when mankind was young. Migration led many to the land of Shinar.... Read More

Shakespeare and Human Nature

Isn't it peculiar how human nature evolves through environmental and socialogical conditions? It is evident... Read More

Astrology : A Science or Superstition?

Human beings have always been curious to know their future. Whenever someone is in difficulty... Read More

Mexican Living: So You Want To Expatriate?

Expatriate wannebees often ask us how we managed our expatriation to Guanajuato, Mexico. They want... Read More

Mexican Living: Doctors, Doctors, Doctors

I am sick. I don't know what's wrong nor if what I have has an... Read More

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The Masked Fool

The FoolMy first direct experience of the fool in masking was watching Morris Dancing here... Read More

Learn How To Draw Faces Realistically

Drawing a face isn't as hard as it looks. To draw a realistic human face,... Read More

Carly Patterson: What Makes A Champion?

If you have been following gymnastics for any length of time, odds are you have... Read More

Basic Chinese Pinyin Rules

* Make sure you set your browser encoding correctly to read Chinese words in this... Read More

Sun Tzu: The Art of War

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese text on strategy and warfare written by... Read More

Medieval Siege Weaponry: Castle Walls Beware

Medieval siege weaponry was required in any self-respecting war leader's arsenal in a time when... Read More

Mythology and Parables in Modern Communication - Part 3

Our Self is the true center of our being and the place from which our... Read More

The American Melting Pot Myth

Most myths have some element of truth in them. The 'melting pot' that media of... Read More

The Daily Show is a Must See on Comedy Central

Doesn't it seem that today there is nothing but bleak reports to hear on the... Read More

A Billion Cheers At 40: Lets Celebrate Mummy Jessy

Ooh the depth of literary riches, how terrific they are! In less than 40 hours... Read More

Insider Tips to Quadruple Your Art Show Sales

At a recent art show, I could not help but notice that not everyone's day... Read More

I, Ego, and Power

I: - A vowel that didn't appear in sacerdotal alphabets for which there is little,... Read More

The Crisis of Human Survival

Environmental Pollution1. Damage to The Ozone Layer Causes Radiation PollutionThe hole in the ozone layer... Read More

Tarot Cards Demystified: The Suit of Cups

There are many ways to interpret the symbolism found in Tarot Cards. There are varying... Read More

Fancy Dress Parties

Fancy dress parties have been around since for centuries and were particularly popular in Europe... Read More

Gymnastics Olympic Champions From 1988-2004

Here are the men's and women's all-around champions from the last five Olympic Games --... Read More

Native American Art Thunderbird

The thunderbird has been one of the most dominant icons in Native American art and... Read More

King Tuts Tomb was No Better - Found in America

Between 603 and 702 AD. a truly marvelous temple was built by the Mayan people... Read More

Egyptian Handmade Perfume Bottles

Blown glass, a very ancient technique, is the oldest among the handicrafts. It is said... Read More

The Sixties

A decade that stands out above the rest of our world's history as a time... Read More

Astrology Signs and Planets Reveal Who You Are

But people are starting to take a new look at astrology.The well-known astronomer/astrophysicist, Dr. Percy... Read More

A Look At The Years of Celebrities Wearing Jewelry

As far back as one can remember famous celebrities have been wearing the jewelry made... Read More

Bad Mouthing Fellow Authors

The creative mind is a gift to humanity; but unfortunately it comes with some baggage.... Read More

Brazil--Comments by a Gilliam Fan a Little Too Late

Either I am one of the darkest people ever or this was not one of... Read More

The New Age Movement

What is the New Age Movement? It is similar to New Age Spirituality, but different... Read More

What Sets Chinese Painting Apart From Western Painting

Because of different instruments, materials and cultural background, Chinese paintings have their own image and... Read More

The History of Body Piercings - Ancient and Fascinating Around the World

Body piercings have seen a resurgence of interest in the last ten to twenty years... Read More

OM to Ogham

Plato observed that the advent of an alphabet making writing efficient for average people actually... Read More

Building Catapults Required Engineering Know How

When building catapults, armies had to include in their ranks those people capable of employing... Read More

Gymnastics History ? A Brief Overview

Gymnastics, as an activity, has been around for more than two thousand years in one... Read More

What is Feng Shui, and How Does It Work?

Feng shui (say "fung shway"), often called the art of placement, could just as accurately... Read More

Peruvian Artist Shares Why Preservation of Culture and Rituals Sacred To His Art

My artistic endeavor have led me towards a personal sense of mission, because the visual... Read More

The Power of Words

I freely confess that I have had a life-long love affair with words. I fell... Read More

A Short Biography on Some of Europes Most Loved and Hated Monarchs - Pt 5 Charles II

Born in 1630, Charles II was the second eldest son of Charles I, who spent... Read More

In Seach Of Heroes - Matrimonial Heroes (Part One)

Just as our arrival at destination is tied to the supply of fuel, even if... Read More

The Life of Nikola Tesla - Intro

It is not my purpose to claim to know all the wonders of the life... Read More

The Different Styles of Inuit Sculptures

At first, all Inuit soapstone sculptures from the Arctic may look alike. However, there are... Read More

Ancient Philosophy On The Internet Can Change How We Think

Here I am again sitting at my computer, my job is to write about the... Read More

Bureaucracy in Peru!

This article is from the pen of a New Zealander currently living in Lima, Peru.I... Read More

She Wrote the Book on Fakin It

She brought the guitar into vogue. She created the first "fake" books... Read More

Precious Stones The Big Five - Part 4 The Diamond

The diamond is generally regarded as the premier gem in the world of precious stones.Of... Read More

Marilyn Monroe and Mary Jo Kopechne

I doubt Marilyn Monroe was anything but a confused star-struck drug-using individual with some gifts... Read More

Celebrating Obscurity: A Tribute To J. K. Rowling

A single-parent rose from obscurity in 8 years to become today the greatest woman celebrity,... Read More

Thaitsuki Nihonto Samurai Swords: Leading The Way

So why are these swords so popular? There are several reasons but number one is... Read More

Unguided Men

Humanity - the sole endeavor of sanctity in every man, the moribund symphony serenading in... Read More

Opal Jewelry -- Your Own Personal Piece of Rainbow

Opal is a magnificent gemstone whose shades encompass virtually every hue in the color spectrum.... Read More

A Hidden Oriental Jewel: 100% Chinese Hand-Made Silk Embroidery

IntroductionDo you know what "silk embroidery is? Do you know what it looks like? Many... Read More

Chinese Zodiac Signs

Each Chinese New Year begins on the day of first new moon. In the western... Read More

The Oldies? Nostalgia? Watchyacallit?

Our culture is defined by what we have access to! With the concentration of media... Read More

Shakespeares Art: Understanding King Lear

Students of Shakespeare have spent a very great deal of time debating the meanings of... Read More