A painting of a visionary experience with Ayahuasca.

Anthropology: Ayahuasca, an Amazon Plant Medicine Believed to Confer Psycho-Spiritual Powers

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

Pitt Rivers skulls

The Pitt Rivers Museum: Is Decolonization on the Way?

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?

Saint Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata, oil on panel by the Master of Hoogstraten, c. 1510; in the Prado Museum.

Anthropology: How Did Christian Doctrines Influence Social Welfare?

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 representation of the devil seducing a woman.

Scotland’s Most Intriguing Historical Witchcraft Confessions in the County Town of Fofar

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 Subway Station

Stockholm’s Subway is One of the Longest Art Galleries in the World

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

Graffiti Wall art in Exarcheia

Exarcheia: An Artistic and Political Neighborhood of Resistance in the Hellenic city of Athens

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