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Balinese Water Temples: A Synthesis of Religion and Engineering 2

Balinese Water Temples: Merging Religion and Science

Balinese water temples are nested among the rational works of engineering throughout the irrigation district of the island. Water management in Bali effectively combines rational engineering with non-rational religion to ensure a plentiful water supply.

Staring into the abyss - Gazing into the abyss | A guide to philosophical base jumping | Friedrich Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil 4

Staring into the Abyss: An Introduction to Philosophical Base Jumping

Friedrich Nietzsche’s famously wrote: “He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby becomes a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.” What does the ominous warning mean? Read this article to indulge in some philosophical base jumping.

Traditional sand drawings from Vanuatu hide multiple layers of meaning 2

Sand Drawings from Vanuatu: Four Layers of Meaning in Sandroings

The people of Vanuatu create fascinating sand drawings or ‘sandroing’ in their local language. This article discusses their creation, purpose and deeper meaning. These drawings, like any other form of art, can be interpreted in four levels, from the rational and exoteric to the non-rational and esoteric level.

Prince and the Purple Banana – The meaning of Let’s Go Crazy 0

Prince and the Purple Banana – The meaning of Let’s Go Crazy

“Let’s look for the purple banana till they put us in the truck”, Prince sang in his 1984 his song Lets go Crazy. We all sing along, but what does it mean?

Smoking sheesha in Luxor in my favourite t-shirt in 2008. 2

Pi Approximation Day: The Inner Secrets of Pi

Happy Pi Approximation Day! Does the number π have a deeper meaning? Is there a hidden pattern in this otherwise irrational number?

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