The Dark Ages of Ancient Greece

The Lion Gate was the main entrance of the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae, southern Greece. It was erected during the 13th century BC in the northwest side of the acropolis and is named after the relief sculpture of two lionesses or lions in a heraldic pose that stands above the entrance. / Wikimedia Commons[…]

Creating the World We Want

By Indigo Ocean / 01.05.2017 A Shift Towards a More Conscious World With all the worry, anger, fear and dread dominating so many people’s current experience, it can be easy to wonder how we got here, and how we get ourselves out of this. We are responsible for creating the world we want to experience.[…]

Clothes for Spirits: Opening and Closing the Cosmos in Brazilian Umbanda

Gira em terreiro de Umbanda / Photo by Bruno Gonzalez, Creative Commons By Dr. Diana Espírito Santo Professor of Anthropology Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile 6:8 (2016) Abstract In this article I argue for alternative models to understanding the relationship of spirit cosmologies to their social surround. In my ethnography, I show that fluidity and[…]

Public Speaking: Why It Matters Today and How It Can Help

Photo by Håkan Dahlström, Flickr Creative Commons By Dr. Jason S. Wrench / 11.30.2014 Associate Professor in Communication and Media State University of New York at New Paltz Public Speaking in the Twenty-First Century © Thinkstock Public speaking is the process of designing and delivering a message to an audience. Effective public speaking involves understanding[…]

The Crisis of the Third Century and the Diocletianic Reforms

Bust of Diocletian, Roman Emperor 284-305 CE / Wikimedia Commons Lecture by Dr. Paul Freedman / 09.05.2011 Chester D. Tripp Professor of History History of Medicine Program Yale University Third Century Crisis and Barbarian Invasions Third-century Roman soldiers battling Gothic troops, as depicted on a contemporary Roman sarcophagus, c.250 CE / National Museum, Rome. [The[…]

GOP Tries to ‘Jam’ Through Nominees Not Yet Vetted, Ethics Office Warns

Rex Tillerson, CEO and chairman Exxon Mobil, has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the State Department. (Photo: Reuters / Kevin Lamarque) Office of Government Ethics has not received even initial draft financial disclosure reports for some of the nominees scheduled for hearings. By Lauren McCauley / 01.08.2017 Days before the confirmation process[…]