The fantastic worlds

The secret of the Zakrevsky pyramid-the tomb of the Russian chief Prosecutor, who was crazy about Egypt
The mystery and hypnotic appeal of the Egyptian pyramids has always haunted lovers of mysticism and the history of ancient civilizations. Fans of Egyptian culture in many parts of the…

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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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A hell of a lot of wax and bronze. Horned self-portraits of Jan Fabre in the sculpture series CHAPTERS I - XVIII
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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Haunted house: 5 mysterious estates in Russia, where they promise a meeting with the unknown

In Europe, houses and castles associated with mystical stories are always popular among tourists. Ghosts that supposedly live in ancient palaces become a brand for which fans of the unknown are ready to pay round sums. However, in Russia there are no fewer places where, if you believe the legends, you can meet with ghosts. There is no doubt that fans of the otherworldly will get a chilling experience in these estates.
The estate was built by Dmitry Filippov, the son of a Moscow Baker. The secluded place for construction was chosen for a reason. In his own estate, Dmitry wanted to hide his beloved, the Gypsy Aza. He fell in love with her at first sight, as soon as he saw her in the Gypsy choir. He had built this wonderfully romantic mansion for her. Continue reading

8 mystical places of the Moscow region, about which different “horror stories” tell»

There are a lot of beautiful and mysterious places in the Moscow region, but there are special areas in the region that are considered abnormal and even mystical by local residents. To believe these rumors or not-everyone decides for himself. In any case, especially desperate and curious travelers will be interested to visit such places and test their “magic effect” on themselves.

1. Strange sounds in the village
In the Sergiev Posad district of the Moscow region, there is a village called Ryazan, whose residents often talk about certain auditory hallucinations. Continue reading

Why runes of the ancient Germans are considered magical and how they can help

Runes carry information not only about the past, but also about the future – so the ancient tribes believed, and modern followers of occultism also proclaim this. What is the reason for the influence of these signs on human consciousness, and why for many hundreds of years runes retain such an important place in culture?

Runes are the alphabet of Germanic tribes that inhabited Scandinavia and the surrounding lands at the beginning of the era, and later settled over most of Europe. According to the most popular version, the runes are derived from the Etruscan language. They are sharp, angular icons that were carved on wood, bone, or stone. In addition, many round gold plates – bracteates – were found with runic inscriptions carved on them. Continue reading

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

The secret of the Zakrevsky pyramid-the tomb of the Russian chief Prosecutor, who was crazy about Egypt

The mystery and hypnotic appeal of the Egyptian pyramids has always haunted lovers of mysticism and the history of ancient civilizations. Fans of Egyptian culture in many parts of the world have tried and are trying to build something similar. On Ukrainian soil, for example, the most famous “copy” of the Egyptian wonder of the world was the so-called Zakrevsky pyramid, built more than 120 years ago. You can still see this ancestral tomb.
It all started with the fact that the chief Prosecutor Ignatius Zakrevsky, who was in the service of Alexander III, at the end of the century before last, was sent as an Ambassador of the Russian Empire to Egypt. The famous Senator and rich landowner, a representative of an ancient and revered noble family, had visited different countries before, but the Egyptian culture made the strongest impression on him. He was particularly struck by the grandiose beauty of the pyramids. Continue reading

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Guardian angel
This happened at the end of November 2004. Then I just got a passport, and my friends and I were going to celebrate the New year in "warm lands". The…

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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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Atlantis, what is Plato's mistake? Where to find the remains of the Atlantean civilization?
Since the time of the ancient Greeks, this mystery has been haunting mystery lovers. The eternal question is already two and a half thousand years old. The first to write…

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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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