Śaivites designate devotees who primarily worship God Śiva as Supreme God, both Immanent and Transcendent. Approximately 220 million people follow Śaivism which embraces, at the same time, Monism (specifically Nondualism) and Dualism. Focusing on the practice of yoga, meditation and love for all beings, the major theological schools of Śaivism include Kashmir Śaivism, Śaiva Siddhanta, and Virasaivism.
Magic is a performing art that entertains an audience by creating illusions of impossible  or supernatural  feats, using purely natural means. These feats are called "magic tricks," "effects," or "illusions." Magic alternatively refers to acts of sorcery involving attempts to control the natural world by mystical, paranormal, or supernatural means.
Inheritance of acquired characteristics , or inheritance of acquired characters is the once widely accepted idea that physiological modifications acquired by an organism can be inherited by the offspring. Acquired characteristics (or characters) are those changes in the structure or function of an organism that are the result of use, disuse, environmental influences, disease, mutilation, and so forth, such as a muscle that is enlarged through use or mice that have their tails cut off.
Brittle star is the common name for any of the marine organisms in the echinoderm class Ophiuroidea , characterized by long, flexible, typically slender arms joined to a central body disk. They resemble the related starfish (sea stars), but with the central body disk sharply marked off from the arms and with the arms generally slender, among other differences.
Howard Carter (May 9, 1874 - March 2, 1939) was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist who spent nearly 50 years unearthing historical tombs and artifacts. Although he received no formal education of any sort, Carter became one of the foremost archaeologists of his time. His early work involved excavations in the Valley of the Kings, where he was responsible for much of the work on the tombs of pharaohs Hatshepsut and Thutmosis IV.
Alcaeus ( Alkaios ) of Mitylene (ca. 620 B.C.E. - ? B.C.E. ), was an ancient Greek poet who was considered one of the greatest lyric poets of his generation. He was an older contemporary and an alleged lover of Sappho, with whom he may have exchanged poems. Like Sappho, almost all of Alcaeus' works have been entirely lost, and much of what we know of his qualities as a poet are derived through second-hand sources and quotations.