China, between continuity and ruptures

China, between continuity and ruptures

By Silvio Marconi: Engineer and anthropologist, specialized in cooperation and development. He has authored, in Italian, several books mostly focused on ethnocultural syncretism. Opinions expressed in this post are personal.   The US President Donald Trump in his speech at the UN General Assembly, on September 2018, has attacked any country in the world choosing a “socialist or communist way”; his attack was explicitly directed...

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Discussing Jesus in depth; interview with David Rolfe

Discussing Jesus in depth; interview with David Rolfe

David Rolfe is a producer/director with an international BAFTA-winning career including 10 years with ITV (LWT) and, subsequently, BBC, RAI (Italy) and Discovery. Responsible for major network programmes featuring leading figures from every walk of life, prime ministers and royalty. As senior partner at the Performance Group, pioneered the development of management coaching through Performance Consultants and took it from start up to major...

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Update of Cannabis and its medical use

Update of Cannabis and its medical use

Dr. Priya Ranjan Avinash, Chief psychiatrist in Sarvam Neuropsychiatric hospital, New Delhi. He has already contributed to this blog magazine with an article about women mental health.    Introduction   There is a heated discussion going on while I write, the world over to make “medical cannabis” legal. After alcohol, it is the 2nd most widely used psychoactive substance world –wide. Its use is largest among the youth and there is...

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The Shroud between science and faith; interview with Bruno Barberis

The Shroud between science and faith; interview with Bruno Barberis

To read the interview in Italian, click here! Bruno Barberis was born in Turin on March 1, 1953. In 1975 he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Turin. Since 1983 he has been serving as an Associate Professor of Mathematical Physics in the Department of Mathematics at Turin University. He has taught a variety of subjects, including rational mechanics, mathematical physics, mathematical analysis, approximation...

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Gaarawè: Observing, connecting, learning

Gaarawè: Observing, connecting, learning

By Mattia Confalonieri Click here to read Italian version.   I arrive in Bangkok and in the air I notice a familiar perfume of incense. It reminds me of the one I used to burn in my bedroom when I was sixteen. The soup is an explosion of flavors, at every spoonful. I am grateful for this life and to be able wherever I find myself to perceive its pure essence, the awareness of the moment. I observe the humble souls that fill the kingdom...

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Ladakh (August 2014)

Ladakh (August 2014)

The English translation of a section of the book Gesù in India? (Jesus in India?) where it is reported my visit to Ladakh and to Hemis’s Monastery where, at the end of nineteenth century, have been found crucial manuscripts about possible stay of Jesus in India. Translation of full book is in process and it will be soon available in English as well. The synopsis is already available, you can read it clicking here. A big thanksgiving is...

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Friuli Evolution

Friuli Evolution

I’m very glad to share an event where is involved my friend Alfredo Broccolo, environmentalist and videographer. Enjoy your reading and, maybe, the event itself!   First Friulevolution Week: late summer dream in Friuli   A new initiative has just started in the stunning Dolomites mountains of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in Italy, to offer a week of activities aimed at discovering our body and mind creativity and...

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What is Tamera?

What is Tamera?

“Real dialogue isn’t about talking to people who believe the same things as you.” Zygmunt Bauman I’ve been to Tamera – one of most important ecovillages in Europe – at the end of April of this current year. I spent 3 days there. It has been an interesting experience, even if I don’t agree with more than one aspect of Tamera’s approach, inspired by the taught of Dieter Duhm. Nevertheless I’ve appreciated...

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