Category: Symbols & traditions

The Almighty Healing Garlic

The Almighty Healing Garlic of the Ancients

Greeks, Egyptians, Jews, Indians, Romanians, Chinese are just few of the wise ancients who appreciated the all mighty healing garlic for its medicinal properties. They did not have scientific evidence, yet their empirical use gave them confidence in garlic’s healing properties.

Garlic protection

The Magical Garlic of All People

Garlic protection goes much further than the vampire repellant reputation. All over the world garlic-related traditions are closely linked with abundance, crops, women, children, soul, good luck & much more …

Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse

The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse

June 24 has a special significance for both Romanians and all those who appreciate the beauty and meaning of the traditional folk costume. Every year, on June 24, we celebrate The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse and this is what happens around the world this year.

The Magical Garlic

The Magical Garlic – Vampire Stories

Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, made famous Romania’s belief that garlic wards off the vampires. But, when you start really looking for the truth, things look very different. Romans, Greeks, Indians, Mongolians, Egyptians and so many more share the same belief.

Evil Eye

The Evil Eye

Just as the garlic has been thought to ward off vampires or other evil spirits, it is also found in the mythology of countries as a repellant for what is generally known as Evil Eye. The

Mezuzah

The Mezuzah

Mezuzah is of biblical origin, being mentioned twice Deuteronomy, and therefore carries great weight for any Jewish family. The Hebrew word mezuzah means “doorpost”. The mezuzah itself consists of a small scroll of parchment (k’laf ) contained in a

La Blouse Roumaine

La Blouse Roumaine and Henri Matisse

The Romanian IA or La Blouse Roumaine as it came to be known has a long lasting love story with French painter Henri Matisse. This is their story …

Vintage Romanian IA

Vintage Romanian IA Exhibition at ParkLake  

June 24 of each year is the day when The International Day of IA is celebrated all over the globe. This story is about Iulia Gorneanu’s exquisite vintage Romanian IA collection. 

Garuda's Protecting Power

Garuda’s Protecting Power

In Kecak Dance story I’ve shared with you there’s a character named Garuda, a large bird-like creature, or humanoid bird that appears in both Hinduism and Buddhism. When researching a little bit about him, I realized deserves special attention …

Kekac dance

Kecak Dance

Watching the Kekac dance at Uluwatu Temple at sunset is one of the most amazing experiences one can have while in Bali.