Ayahuasca, also known as yage, hoasca, or caapi, is a plant medicine used for thousands of years by the indigenous people of the Amazon. From the Quechua language of the Incas, the word ayahuasca means “the vine of the dead” … Continue reading Anthropology: Ayahuasca, an Amazon Plant Medicine Believed to Confer Psycho-Spiritual Powers
The Pitt Rivers Museum, founded in 1884, is one of the most famous museums of anthropology, ethnography, and archaeology in the world. Once described as a “cultural cornucopia”, its gallery presents a range from religious objects to weapons, textiles, divinity … Continue reading The Pitt Rivers Museum: Is Decolonization on the Way?
As all of us know, poverty is not solely a modern reality. It is a social condition that has existed throughout human history and is persistent in its survival. World societies have strategized various ways of managing it, including charity, … Continue reading Anthropology: How Did Christian Doctrines Influence Social Welfare?
The unnoticed county town of Forfar was the stage of the most scandalous event the town had ever experienced. In 1660-61, during a national panic (a massive witch purge), more than twenty accused witches were put to death. Nowadays, there … Continue reading Scotland’s Most Intriguing Historical Witchcraft Confessions in the County Town of Fofar
Stockholm is a charming and unique city. Besides being a meeting point where Lake Mälaren and the Baltic sea converge, this European city is also a rare treasure where modernity and serenity unexpectedly coexist. Apart from its external life, where … Continue reading Stockholm’s Subway is One of the Longest Art Galleries in the World
Walking in the city of Athens can be a peculiar experience. If you look up, there is a high chance you will see the remnants of the ancient city where western philosophical thought was born and havens for the Olympus … Continue reading Exarcheia: An Artistic and Political Neighborhood of Resistance in the Hellenic city of Athens