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 curse of the Templars
 The fires of the Inquisition are kindled in the cities. But now they are not burned for heretics and Gentiles, witches and wizards. And for the Christian knights, the Templars…

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Fascinating work, at the same time causing anxiety and emotion
The works of this Illustrator evoke mixed emotions – the viewer feels both emotion and anxiety. Invented by the artist, cute and strange creatures that walk in the company of…

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terrified residents

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 acquainted with historical places on the map of their homeland and go on pilgrimage, while others go to meet the sights of other countries and new culture. There are lovers of nature reserves and all kinds of natural wonders, and there are seekers of thrills with a touch of mysticism. These last ones go on trips to the most ancient castles, covered with many legends and famous for their ghosts. Whether they actually exist is unknown, but stories about them are widely used to attract tourists. In any case, to admire the beauty of ancient castles, to learn their centuries – old history and for a few hours to be transported to the past is interesting and exciting in itself.

Majestic castles that once served for defense and shelter from enemy attacks, ancestral nests of famous and powerful families, residences of kings and knights ‘ possessions. For centuries they have towered over forests, hills and plains, covered with fairy tales, legends and mystical stories. Witnesses of wars and alliances, heroism and betrayal, love and hatred, all that is inherent in all manifestations of human nature. 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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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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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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Mysteries of the Mayan calendar
On August 11, 3114 BC, according to the Mayan calendar, the era of the Fifth Sun began. About the end of this era, which according to the Mayan calendar will…

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