Magnet healing: how pseudo science helped to discover hypnosis
During his lifetime, Franz Mesmer was an extraordinary figure: some considered him a brilliant scientist and discoverer of the so-called" animal magnetism", others were sure that he was nothing more…

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Mystical story of the painting of Ivan Kramskoy "Mermaids»
In the history of classical Russian painting, there are many mysterious and surprising episodes that allow us to talk about the existence of paintings with "bad reputation". This list includes…

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Magnet healing: how pseudo science helped to discover hypnosis
During his lifetime, Franz Mesmer was an extraordinary figure: some considered him a brilliant scientist and discoverer of the so-called" animal magnetism", others were sure that he was nothing more…

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Two brides for one groom: the Mystery of the picturesque plot of the mystical betrothal of Saint Catherine

Among the works of masters of the Renaissance and later periods of the history of painting, there are often those that depict the “mystical betrothal of Saint Catherine”. At the same time, the essence of what is happening may seem vague – after all, the engagement in the usual modern understanding of the canvas does not occur. It turns out that the brides in these paintings could be two different women, but the groom – always one.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria lived in Egypt in the third century ad. Before the adoption of Christianity, she was named Dorothea and was the daughter of the ruler of Alexandria. The girl was famous for her extraordinary beauty, wisdom, and spiritual qualities, and was, of course, an enviable bride, but as a bridegroom she wanted only the most worthy – the one who would surpass her in everything. Continue reading

Mysticism is near us
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Creepy illustrations that cause ambiguous feelings
The works of this Illustrator evoke mixed emotions – the viewer feels both emotion and anxiety. Created by the artist, cute and strange creatures that walk in the company of…

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Haunted house: 5 mysterious estates in Russia, where they promise a meeting with the unknown
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Seven rings of Pushkin: could the talisman save the poet in a duel?
"Keep me, my mascot” - these lines are familiar to everyone from school, but few people know what role mascots played in the life of Alexander Pushkin. In total, the…

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