August 15, 2018
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White

The Place of White in the Color Spectrum White is the color of milk and fresh snow, the color produced by the combination of all the colors of the visible spectrum. [5]  As a symbol, white is the opposite of black, and often represents light in contrast with darkness. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, white is the color most often associated with innocence, perfection, the good, ...

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Almond in Flower

The Place of Almond in the Vegetal World The almond (Prunus dulcis, syn. Prunus amygdalus, Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis) is a species of tree native to the Middle East and South Asia. “Almond” is also the name of the edible and widely cultivated seed of this tree. The word “almond” comes from Old French almande or alemande, Late Latin *amandula, derived through a form amygdala from the Greek ἀμυγδαλή (amygdalē) (cf. amygdala), an almond. Other related names of ...

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Diamond

The Place of Diamonds in Mineralogy In mineralogy, diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice. The name diamond is derived from the ancient Greek αδάμας(adámas), “proper”, “unalterable”, “unbreakable”, “untamed”, from ἀ- (a-), “un-” + δαμάω(damáō), “I overpower”, “I tame”.  Diamonds are thought to have been first recognized and mined in India, where significant alluvial deposits ...

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Ptah

Ptah’s Place in the Egyptian Pantheon In Egyptian mythology, the deity named Ptah (Egyptian: ptḥ) is the demiurge of Memphis, god of craftsmen and architects. In the triad of Memphis, he is the spouse of Sekhmet and the father of Nefertum. He was also regarded as the father of the sage Imhotep. The Greeks knew him as the god Hephaestus, and in this form Manetho made him the first king of ...

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Star Ruby

The Place of Star Ruby in the World of Gems and Precious Stones Asteria, or star stone (from Gr. star) is a name applied to ornamental stones that exhibit a luminous star when cut en cabochon. [5] Star Rubies are a rare variety of the gemstone Ruby. These magnificent gems display a sharp six-rayed star which seems to glide magically across the surface of the gem when the latter is moved. This ...

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Amaranth

The Place of Amaranth in the Vegetal Kingdom Amaranthus, collectively known as amaranth, is a cosmopolitan genus of annual or short-lived perennial plants. They have catkin (cylindrical flower cluster) -like cymes of densely packed flowers that grows in summer or autumn. [3] Approximately 60 species are recognized, with inflorescences and foliage ranging from purple and red to green or gold. Members of this genus share many characteristics and uses with members ...

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Orchitic Musk

The Place of Orchitic Musk in the Vegetal World Orchidaceae is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with blooms that are often colourful and often fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants, with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species.  More specifically to the point, Herminium monorchis, the musk orchid, is a commonly occurring species ...

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Kwan Shi Yin

The Place of Kwan Shi Yin of the Chineese Pantheon Guanyin (in pinyin; previous transliterations Quan Yin, Kwan Yin, or Kuanyin) is the bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means “Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the World”. She is also sometimes referred to as Guanyin Pusa (simplified Chinese: 观音菩萨; traditional Chinese: 觀音菩薩; pinyin: Guānyīn Púsà; literally: ...

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Purusha

Purusha and Prakriti The Place of the Purusha in Hindu Philosophy In some lineages of Hinduism, Purusha (Sanskrit puruṣa, पुरुष “man, cosmic man,” [2]  in Sutra literature also called puṃs “man”) is the “Self” which pervades the universe. [2a] The Vedic divinities are interpretations of the many facets of Purusha. According to the Rigvedic Purusha sukta, [3] Purusha was dismembered by the devas (benevolent supernatural being) —his mind is the Moon, his eyes are ...

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Ishvara

The Place of Ishvara in the Hindu Pantheon and Mythology Ishvara (Sanskrit Īśvara) is a theological concept in Hinduism translating to “lord”, applied to the “Supreme Being” or God in the monotheistic sense, or as an Ishta-deva in monistic thought. Much like “lord” (dominus, kurios) in Western usage, the Sanskrit īśvará primarily (late Vedic Sanskrit) has a temporal meaning of “lord, master, prince”. The theological meaning “the Supreme Being” first arises in the Manu ...

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