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The Unseen Mothers of the Occult: Pamela Colman Smith and Lady Frieda Harris

Pamela Colman Smith: The Mother of Tarot The occult has moved from secrecy to mainstream acceptance, and tarot card reading stands as a testament to this shift. The Rider-Waite deck, named after the mystic A.E. Waite and publisher William Rider and Son, is considered the definitive tarot deck. However, the captivating imagery and symbolism that define this deck come from the artistic genius of Pamela Colman Smith, a woman often forgotten in the history of the occult. Smith, an artist……

Mongolia’s Complex Relationship with Wolves: Balancing Tradition and Modern Conservation

  In Mongolia, a country where nomadic pastoralism is deeply rooted in the culture, wolves (chono) occupy a variety of ecosystems, ranging from steppes and semi-deserts to mountainous regions. Throughout history, wolves have been both demonized and romanticized in Mongolian culture. In fact, the nation’s most renowned figure, Chinggis Khan, is said to have descended from a wolf. The Secret History of the Mongols, commissioned by Chinggis’ grandson Möngke Khan, details Chinggis’ lupine ancestry while also portraying wolves as adversaries…….

The Culinary Journey of Tulips and Edible Flowers: From Historical Crises to Modern Gastronomy

  In the late 1944, following the liberation of the Netherlands from the Nazis, the nation confronted a severe famine, primarily impacting the urban areas of the western region. Frozen waterways impeded train and river transportation, making it increasingly difficult for people to access food sources. The daily calorie consumption per person plummeted from 1,800 to 500 kilocalories between May 1944 and February 1945, leading to the tragic loss of approximately 20,000 to 25,000 Dutch citizens due to malnourishment. Desperate……

Chien-Shiung Wu: The Trailblazing First Lady of Physics Who Transformed Our Understanding of the Universe

  Chien-Shiung Wu was born on May 31, 1912, in Liuhe, a small town near Shanghai, China. Growing up in a family that valued education, she was afforded opportunities that many girls of her generation were not. Wu’s father, Zhong-Yi Wu, was an engineer, and her mother, Fanhua Meng, was a dedicated teacher. Together, they founded a school for girls, Mingde Women’s Vocational Continuing School, emphasizing the importance of education for all. An exceptional student from the beginning, Wu attended……

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