Tag: five-elements

Jade: Culturally Significant, Spiritually Priceless
Jade, as valuable as gold in Chinese culture, is precious not only for its aesthetic beauty. It possesses many unusual characteristics that give it great cultural and spiritual value. Yù (玉 jade), is one of...
Traditional Chinese Culture Treasures Five Colors, Not Just Red
Ancient Chinese artifacts such as clothing, painting and jewels feature rich colors. Traditional Chinese believe that everything in the universe is made up of the five basic elements of "metal, wood, water, fire and earth."...
Plato Was Right: Earth Is, More or Less, Made of Cubes
The ancient Greek philosopher Plato believed that the universe consisted of five fundamental elements — air, fire, water, cosmos (or aether), and earth. According to his theory, each of these elements had its own geometric...