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…

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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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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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Monthly Archives: February 2018

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

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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Ancient Russian shrines
Externally, the sanctuary looked like a real fortress on the high Bank of the Desna: a deep moat, a high horseshoe-shaped rampart and wooden walls (fence?) on the upper edge…

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Haunted castles
Travel is different. Someone just wants to change the environment and relax, and someone is looking for new tastes and goes on a culinary journey. Some people like to get…

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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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