Anna Tzanova

Anna Tzanova

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Anna Tzanova, M.A.

E-mail:  imim@sbcglobal.net

Residence: Northern California

Born and raised in Bulgaria;  lived for almost a decade in Toronto, Canada and close to two decades in Northern California;  proficient in English, Bulgarian and Russian,  with working knowledge in German and Italian, at present learning Korean language;  student and practitioner of ancient and indigenous cultures, as well as spiritual traditions from around the world;  Anna is genuinely cosmopolitan. Continue reading

(Essay) Cook, Eat, Celebrate, Heal Lessons from the Yakbab by Anna Tzanova, M.A.

Yaksik, photo by Anna Tzanova

Yaksik, photo by Anna Tzanova

“Glutinous rice is mixed with oil and honey, pine nuts and dates. Families in the neighborhood share bowls of this rice with each other as the magpie awakes, seduced by the clear crisp down [dawn?].”   ~ Book 13 of Mogeunjip, by Yi Saek of Goryeo (1328-1396)

 

The word about the importance of healthy eating habits is out, and by now we all have made the necessary adjustments to our diet, think we eat healthy, or aspire to do so. According to statistics the demand for organic food is expanding. Over 81% of the respondents in a recent online survey consider themselves to be foodies.  Continue reading

(Special Post 1) “The Oldest Civilization” and its Agendas by Mago Circle Members

12742079_952745341470248_3920984199543071341_n-e1457121661528[Editor’s Note: The following discussion took place in response to an article listed blow by the members of The Mago Cirlce, Facebook group of Goddessians/Magoists from May 6 to May 10, 2016. Readers are recommended to read the original article linked below that has invoked the converation.]


“The Danube Civilization: Oldest in the World” in The Ancient Ones upon the ruins of our ancestors, published April 3, 2016. 

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How do you say what The Mago Work is? by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang & Mago Circle Members

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The Creatrix represented by the three-color rays of light, patterned in nine corners.

It took many years for me to pronounce the communal nature of the Mago Work. Defining the Mago Work necessarily endows us with the bird’s eye view of the Great Goddess, the primordial consciousness of WE in S/HE. Early this year, I asked people to define the Mago Work and their definitions are illuminating about what this book ultimately seeks to achieve.[1] Continue reading

(Essay 2 Part 3) Why Do I Love Korean Historical Dramas? by Anna Tzanova

Part 3

UNIVERSAL APPEAL

The worldwide success of Korean historical drama began in 2004, when Dae Jang Geum (대장금), “The Great Jang Geum”, or “Jewel in the Palace”—a Sageuk relating a compelling story about the life of the legendary first woman who became a supreme royal physician in 16th century Joseon—was aired in over 60 countries around the world. Since then, the number is much higher, not taking into consideration DVD sales, pirated DVDs, plus the millions who have seen the drama globally via the Internet.

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(Essay 2 Part 2) Why Do I Love Korean Historical Dramas? by Anna Tzanova, M.A.

Part 2

 

ENGAGING THE MIND

 

It makes me cringe every time someone calls Korean drama, especially the historical genre, a soap opera. The fact that they are TV series doesn’t necessarily make them foamy. Quite the contrary, they are full of substance. They don’t go on and on for years, season after season. On average, most of them are 24 to 60, one-hour-long episodes. Some have fewer episodes, some have more episodes, but after they are done—we move on. It’s a good way to learn non-attachment.

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(Essay 2 Part 1) Why Do I Love Korean Historical Dramas? by Anna Tzanova

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Part 1

Fans, journalists, critics, and academia in multiple fields have studied this world phenomenon; have written blogs, articles, books; and presented in conferences, dissecting, and making predictions. Still, the magic and mystery of its success persists to be as thrilling as ever. This is the way I see it:

DELIGHTING THE SENSES

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(Essay 1) How Did I Fall In Love with Korean Historical Drama? by Anna Tzanova, M.A.

Go to online class, Korean Historical Dramas. 

“To become a kairomancer¹, you need to learn to trust your feelings as you walk the roads of this world, to develop your personal science of shivers, to recognize in your gut and your skin and in free-floating impressions that you know far more than you hold on the surface of consciousness. You need to take care of your poetic health, reading what rhymes in a day or a season.  You want to expect the unexpected, to make friends with surprises, and never miss that special moment.” ~ Robert Moss²

After a year and a half of work without a day off;  driving 100-150 miles every other day;  writing past midnight every night;  at the end of July 2011, overwhelmed by fatigue, I finally decided to take a weekend off.  Little did I know, that time off would last over seven months, during which I would not only change my job, but also acquire a new passion.

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Meet Mago Contributor Anna Tzanova

anna-tzanovaAnna Tzanova, M.A.

E-mail:  imim@sbcglobal.net

Residence: Northern California

Born and raised in Bulgaria;  lived for almost a decade in Toronto, Canada and close to two decades in Northern California;  proficient in English, Bulgarian and Russian,  with working knowledge in German and Italian, at present learning Korean language;  student and practitioner of ancient and indigenous cultures, as well as spiritual traditions from around the world;  Anna is genuinely cosmopolitan.

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