The 20th century will go down in history as a time of active development of industry, but even at a time when it would seem that the middle Ages with its chimeras have sunk into oblivion, there were unusual individuals who claimed that they can communicate with spirits and other entities that reveal them “true wisdom”. In our review, 10 incredible stories that you can believe, and you can treat as a fairy tale.
Alice Bailey, who was born in 1880 in Manchester, worked as an Evangelist in Ireland and India. She married and settled in the United States to study theology. In 1915, she became interested in theosophy and tried to integrate her esoteric teachings with the strict Christian teachings she had known since childhood. Continue reading
The first of February will mark 57 years since a terrible tragedy took place high in the mountains of the Northern Urals on one of the passes – members of the Dyatlov tour group died under mysterious circumstances. After many years, the pass, named after the leader of the group, continues to take the lives of climbers, recently received a message about another victim of the Mountain of the Dead…
Dozens of documentaries and feature films have been made about the Dyatlov pass, novels and novellas have been written, and volumes of official documentation on operational search work have been collected. The tragedy that took place on the night of February 1 to 2, 1959, did not leave anyone indifferent. Continue reading
The name of Isadora Duncan is well known in Russia. The talented dancer went down in the history of world art as a bold experimenter. However, the Grand success did not bring Isadora : despite the fact that thousands of fans dreamed of her, she did not manage to live a happy family life. The dancer was haunted by tragedies and disappointments, there is a version that the grief overtook her because of a family curse…
Whether or not to believe in the existence of the supernatural is a personal matter. In numerous biographies of Isadora Duncan, you can find mention of an interesting fact. As a teenager, the girl dreamed of a brilliant artistic career and one day went to a fortune teller to find out what was destined for her. Continue reading
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 several works by the famous artist-Peredvizhnik Ivan Kramskoy. The largest number of legends is associated with his painting “Mermaids”.
The idea of” Mermaids “appeared in the artist under the impression of N. Gogol’s Novella “may night, or the drowned Woman”. According to popular beliefs, girls who were drowned after death became mermaids. It was them and decided to write Ivan Kramskoy. This theme was very unexpected and new for the realist artist. The artist was very fond of Gogol and read all his works many times. He wanted to convey the very atmosphere of “May night”, to immerse the viewer in the mysterious world of Ukrainian folklore. Continue reading
“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 Russian svetocha had seven rings, and each had a mystical power. According to one version, the fatal shot in a duel with Dantes was fatal due to the fact that Pushkin specially put on a ring with a carnelian, which could protect from betrayal, but was powerless before a violent death…
Art historians know a lot about Pushkin’s rings. There were seven rings in the poet’s collection. In itself, this figure is magical, granting immortality. Pushkin’shusband into was carnelian, and it is believed that it was his example that “infected” the silver age Bohemians with a love of jewelry with this semiprecious stone. Continue reading