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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"Dark Venice": a mystical photo cycle by Alessandro Cancian
The legendary Russian rock musician Edmund shklyarsky claimed that "the most ringing cry is silence, the brightest light is night". Alessandro Cancian, a talented photographer from Toronto, recently presented a…

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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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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

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 than a charlatan and illusionist. Mesmer became famous for discovering a new method of treating patients with magnets. Modern scientists tend to believe that, in fact, he discovered the method of hypnosis, anticipating the scientific ideas of Sigmund Freud and Gustav Jung for half a century.
Franz Mesmer came from a poor family with many children, but his parents understood the importance of education and allowed both Franz and his eight siblings to go to universities. Franz spent his student years in Vienna, where he defended his dissertation, studying in detail the influence of planets on the human body. Continue reading

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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Seven mystical horror movies
Tomorrow Is Halloween. A time when you have to cut pumpkins mercilessly, tell scary stories, and, of course, watch horror movies. So we can't do without the appropriate film rating.…

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Seven mystical horror movies
Tomorrow Is Halloween. A time when you have to cut pumpkins mercilessly, tell scary stories, and, of course, watch horror movies. So we can't do without the appropriate film rating.…

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"Dark Venice": a mystical photo cycle by Alessandro Cancian
The legendary Russian rock musician Edmund shklyarsky claimed that "the most ringing cry is silence, the brightest light is night". Alessandro Cancian, a talented photographer from Toronto, recently presented a…

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