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The Güepajé Project

The Embera people inhabit remote villages in the Panamanian-Colombian rainforests. Shamans use traditional masks in healing rituals and before hunts to ensure good luck. The masks are made from two types of palm, using both sewing and knotting techniques. 404 more words


Curiosity #86: Better Said than Written

“Flores has no written record before the days of the Imperialists,” says Brother Angsel, stuffing his mouth with a spoonful of wet rice and sardines. 875 more words

The Palace of Nestor's painted floors (in Pylos, Greece) display Bronze-Age creativity (~1,300 b.C.)

The floors of Greek Bronze Age palaces were made of plaster that was often incised and painted with grids containing brightly colored patterns and/or marine animal figures. 945 more words


our rainbow bridges

It’s no secret that I love anthropology. Ever since I was a kid, I loved reading about different people and places, and, at the University of St Andrews, my Social Anthropology degree irrevocably changed how I think. 800 more words

Words, Words, Words

It was a bright cold day in April, and I was walking back to my locker after sophomore year chemistry class. Suddenly, I heard a voice behind me: 718 more words


The Nature and Corruption of the Affections

Anthony Burgess
Treatise on Original Sin
Part 3, Chapter 5, Sections 1-8.

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 7,119 more words