9 medieval curses that scared book thieves
The threat to go to the gallows may seem unnecessarily harsh for stealing a book, but this is just one example of a long-standing tradition of book curses. Before the…

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Autumn sketches, or fortune-Telling on coffee grounds
On a typical October evening, I was rushing to the store to restock my groceries. Hesitating at the newly opened tea and coffee Department, I caught the thought: "I'll Come…

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The Myths Of Atlantis
Divine Atlantis! Beautiful are your mountains and valleys, the voices of your nymphs. Virgin are your dances, white fonts. Here the all-perfect goddesses bathe, hiding from mortals the mysterious beauty…

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Journey into mystery: the most mysterious places

Our globe seems to have no more white spots – everything is open. However, there are still mysterious places covered with legends. It is there that events occur that are not easily explained from a rational and practical point of view. The classic example is, of course, The Bermuda triangle.

How many ships and planes flying over it were lost there… If they were found, they were suspiciously undamaged, with no sign of people on Board. Yes, pragmatists say that in the area of the Bermuda triangle disasters occur no less than in other areas – just PR is PR. But supporters of its ambiguity put forward much more interesting versions: UFOs that kidnap people (of course, for experiments!), the inhabitants of Atlantis (apparently trying to refute that they are a figment of Plato’s imagination), travel in time and space (and who does not dream of teleportation?). Continue reading

Except Rasputin: Holy Fools, mystics and charlatans in the entourage of Nicholas II
The symbol of the moral degradation of power under the last Russian Emperor was the elder Grigory Rasputin. The uncritical confidence of the Royal family in the scandalous visionary caused…

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Shaman vs NKVD: the Sorcerer took mystical revenge on his enemies after death
Mystical stories associated with the death of shamans, evoke fear. If you believe the legends, the resting place has a mystical power, and all living things try to avoid it.…

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Autumn sketches, or fortune-Telling on coffee grounds
On a typical October evening, I was rushing to the store to restock my groceries. Hesitating at the newly opened tea and coffee Department, I caught the thought: "I'll Come…

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The bride's corpse: the mystical story of the La Pascualita mannequin
The "great and terrible" Belgian Maestro Jan Fabre won fame with provocative paintings, sculptures, installations and art performances. His work is so shocking that the degree of strangeness can compete…

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