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Sphinx Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, here is a new 17th century riddle for your entertainment. This one is rather curious &  profound. I hope you will find it interesting & not too difficult to be guessed out. Good luck! The right answer to … Continue reading

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On the Eve of Samhain

The Eve of Samhain,(I doubt I will ever regard it as Halloween), is filled with a special sort of attraction. The Celts believed this night opened the gates leading to the World of Deads, gave a chance to communicate with … Continue reading

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Sphinx Asks Riddles II

Esteemed Readers, I offer you another 17th century riddle. At the end of the post I finally publish the right answer to the previous Sphinx’s riddle. Good luck! In Kings’ palace where luxury reigns any feast & game of the Court … Continue reading

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Victims of General Education

I wonder why the 1st September hasn’t become yet an official celebration of John Amos Comenius, the author of “The Great Dedactic”, & the father of schooling as we know it. Without doubts his approach & the method were very … Continue reading

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Old Mirrors: Windows with Forgotten Views

Old mirrors are full of mysteries. They reign in great halls & galleries, reflecting faded beauty of the old days. They have seen all the shades of human nature, glory & misery, wisdom & foolishness of mankind. And praised be craftsmen … Continue reading

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Our Fairy Tale Hero On Guard

I wonder who was that cruel man dared to add a weird prefix ‘Fairy’ to such a rich heritage as folklore tales. These stories are far more than encyclopedias of human experience. They reflect the mentality of each nation as … Continue reading

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Sacred Meaning of a Doll

Dolls are sacred. Ancient societies made their numerous gods like ones & worshiped them, thus they kept the magic connection that a doll created between a man & the Divine. A doll is a very special toy. In fact it’s … Continue reading

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