Amen (Amun) the Egyptian Sun God

In ancient Egyptian mythology, Amen (also known as Amun or Amon) is the sun god. He can be compared to the Greek equivalent of Zeus. Known as “king of the gods” and equated to the sun, Amen is immensely powerful. He is often depicted as a ram, representing leadership and confidence. His name is translatedContinue reading “Amen (Amun) the Egyptian Sun God”

Mystical Life of Pythagoras

Lots of mystery surrounds ancient philosopher Pythagoras. In modern times, we best know him from math class by the “Pythagorean theorem” — yet his legacy is far more mystical than what we were taught in school. Existing around 500 BC, there are limited reliable sources on his life, and some conflicting claims. Yet due toContinue reading “Mystical Life of Pythagoras”

Mythology Monday ~ Light Versus Dark

We are all aware of the changing of the seasons, the turning of the planet, and the shift between lighter days and darker days. Ancient religions were also aware of this cycle, before modern science could prove or explain the reasoning why. Pagan traditions marked these dates — summer and winter solstice, spring and autumnContinue reading “Mythology Monday ~ Light Versus Dark”

Getting my palm read by the famous Madam Marie

Many years ago, when I was 18-years old, I had my palm read by the famous Madam Marie. Well, technically her grand-daughter, who had also taken on the same name. Marie Castello was a psychic reader in who worked in Asbury Park, NY from 1932 until she passed in 2008. Her tiny boardwalk booth isContinue reading “Getting my palm read by the famous Madam Marie”

Short Story ~ Parvati & Shiva

The is a story based on the true ancient Hindu myth of Goddess Parvati & Lord Shiva. Parvati was born into a rich and royal family. From the moment she was born, her parents had the relief that she would be well taken care of for the rest of her life and would never haveContinue reading “Short Story ~ Parvati & Shiva”

Mystery Monday ~ dancing mania

Perhaps the strangest plague of them all is dancing mania, which mainly broke out in Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. The outbreak has been documented and known to have affected thousands of people of all ages. Those who are infected with the mysterious disease are overcome with an urge to start dancing, keepContinue reading “Mystery Monday ~ dancing mania”

Mystery Monday ~ Werewolves

Werewolves are entities that can shapeshift from human to wolf. The transformation may be done at will, although it usually happens beyond one’s control — trigged by aggression or more commonly a full moon. They may also be depicted as hybrids who are half-wolf and half-human. Just like vampires, werewolves are contagious: anyone they biteContinue reading “Mystery Monday ~ Werewolves”

Mystery Monday ~ Vampires

Vampires are entities that require feeding on human blood or psychic energy in order to survive. The common myth is that anyone who is bitten by a vampire also becomes one. Vampires are immortal and cannot die in typical ways. They can only be destroyed by garlic, fire, and exposure to sunlight. The very firstContinue reading “Mystery Monday ~ Vampires”