The story of the Buddha’s enlightenment is really one of the most powerful in world literature and I wish it was as well known in the West as, say, the story of the Exodus or […]
Russian artist Alexey Egorov paints dark technological marvels as nightmares or religious icons, alternating between fear and veneration. Find a great deal more by the artist on his ArtStation page.
The Gita Govinda, or “song” of Govinda, is a 12th century piece by the Indian poet Jayadeva which was later illustrated in a series of small paintings (circa 1775-1780) at Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. “The […]
Olga was born in London as the oldest child of Dutch parents, Truus Muysken (1855–1920), a feminist and social activist, and Albertus Kapteyn (1848–1927), an engineer and inventor and older brother of the astronomer Jacobus […]
A colleague of mine once wondered aloud, after seeing the poster of Kali I had brought from India, how it was anyone could worship such a wholly despicable image. It seems a fair question on […]
Running up through the torii gates, which mark the boundary between the sacred and the profane. There are two kinds of religious buildings in Japan: temples and shrines. Temples are Buddhist. Shrines are holy places, […]
“Lucretia Borgia Reigns in the Vatican in the Absence of Pope Alexander VI” by Frank Cadogan Cowper (1877-1958). So much fantastic detail, such as how Lucretia, the pope’s illegitimate daughter, seems to float on an […]