Mysterium Cosmographicum

Mysterium Cosmographicum by Johannes Kepler

Mysterium Cosmographicum (The Secret of the Universe) by Johannes Kepler Famous 17th Century astronomer Johannes Kepler brought us the idea of the ellipse. But how did he come to this conclusion? Kepler’s research contained within Mysterium Cosmographicum explains how he once viewed the solar system in a much different way before he accidentally discovered the […]

Izanami, Izanagi and the Creation of Japan

In the ancient Japanese religion of Shinto, the islands of Japan were created by the two divine counterparts Izanami-no-miko and Izanagi-no-mikoto. After the separation of Heaven and Earth emerged from chaos, Izanami-no-miko (she who invites) and Izanagi-no-mikoto (he who invites) stood upon the floating bridge in the sky. Together they held the sacred jeweled spear, […]

What was the Star of Bethlehem?

What’s the meaning of the nativity story and the Star of Bethlehem? Most know the Christmas story of the three “Wise men” who came to pay homage to the newborn Jesus following a brilliant star. But who were the Wise men, and what was the significance of the “nativity”? Nativity is a term associated with […]