La zattera di Thor Heyerdahl


Il 7 agosto del 1947, sballottata dalle onde che s’infrangevano sugli scogli, una zattera di legno di balsa e di banbù urtò la barriera corallina che proteggeva la quieta laguna di Raroria, una sperduta isoletta dell’arcipelago delle Marchesi, nel bel mezzo dell’oceano Pacifico. Continue reading “La zattera di Thor Heyerdahl”

The ambiguous ruins of Nan Madol


In a remote area of the Pacific Ocean there is an extraordinary archaeological site almost unknown. His name is Nan Madol and starting from Europe or America takes many hours of flight to reach it. It’s located in Micronesia, on an island called Pohnpei (Ponape), located at over 1,600 miles east of Guam. The island and hundreds of kilometers away from the nearest land, and is surrounded by an insidious barrier reef that separates it from the rest of the world. If you are not familiar with these waters is difficult to reach unharmed.

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Rambo live again in Papua New Guinea


Papua New Guinea, is the second largest island in the world after Greenland, is the realm of complexity, whose extreme environmental variety is reflected in the fragmentation of peoples, languages, mores and customs as in no other country in the world. It is an ethnic kaleidoscope, a linguistic and cultural mosaic: just over seven million inhabitants between Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya speak almost a thousand different languages, about a fifth of all those spoken on the planet. Here among prehistoric corners hidden by time and nature, something still survives from the original human being, the one who has to work daily to solve problems related to food and survival. Continue reading “Rambo live again in Papua New Guinea”

INCONTATTATI


Forse non tutti sanno che sulla terra esistono ancora poche etnie che non hanno mai avuto contatti con la società civilizzata. Esempi di queste tribù si trovano in quattro continenti: Asia, Oceania, America settentrionale e America meridionale. Tali gruppi umani, pur essendo la loro conoscenza di indubbio interesse antropologico, non vengono contattati dagli studiosi per scelta di questi ultimi: potrebbero infatti contagiare gli indigeni con virus per i quali il loro sistema immunitario non è preparato e provocarne l’estinzione.

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The dermal vision


The dermal vision or paroptica vision , is the alleged ability to see with the skin. If it were possible to accept it as a real fact, it suggests that the skin contains photoreceptors orreceptor sensitive to electrostatic differential Alternatively, it is possible that the dermal vision is a paranormal phenomenon.

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Le estati che non arrivarono mai


Agli inizi del primo secolo dell’età contemporanea (1800-1816), la terra era caratterizzata da una grande instabilità politica. Mentre l’Europa si stava riprendendo lentamente dalle guerre napoleoniche, che si erano concluse solo un anno prima, in America Latina la guerra d’indipendenza spagnola rese la maggior parte delle colonie indipendenti dalla Spagna. In Europa dopo anni di disperazione e distruzione la gente si aspettava tempi migliori, ma l’estate che arrivò fu piovosa e fredda, i raccolti non diedero frutti, la fame e le malattie furono le conseguenze.

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The 150 hardest miles in the world


This territory is among the least impenetrable on the planet and extremely dangerous. It is a thick jungle where there are no roads to go; it swarms with insects, dangerous animals and almost everyone should stay away from it just for these reasons. If you are looking for adventure, you have to look elsewhere! It is also frequented by paramilitary armies, drug traffickers, illegal migrants, indigenous tribes and everyone could be adverse!

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Welcome to Christmas island


The first thing you can imagine thinking of Christmas Island, is a place with cold temperatures as Lapland, with expanses of ice and vast uninhabited areas. Characterized by long nights with the bitter cold of the Arctic, populated by very friendly and nice peoples, surrounded by deep forests populated by wild animals.

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Saints and secret societies of Siberia


With its eleven million square kilometers Siberia it is one of the largest territories and remote in the world. For generations, the Russians have used it as a gathering place for all kinds of religious exiles and prisoners. The first thing you have to think about the idea of Siberia is a vast and desolate place where there were very few people. The Russians have always seen it as an empty space that you found them to be filled, but unfortunately we never succeeded because it was too big! There were no roads suitable for traveling to the country; and this has contributed to the sense of isolation that the Russian community in this environment felt very cold and hostile. Siberian religious scene is particularly rooted, as there was minimal overlap of other cultures. Siberian shamanism is therefore considered by the classical scholars, the less contaminated by other cultures.

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Il pianeta Borneo


Circa un anno fa mi sono recato nel Borneo Malese, un luogo unico nel suo genere in ambito naturalistico in cui l’ambiente naturale si presenta sotto vari e indefiniti aspetti, la sua bellezza sembra inesauribile come le sue risorse naturali. Inoltrarsi nella giungla è un’ esperienza unica e ineguagliabile in quanto si tratta di un territorio dove l’uomo è ancora in completa sintonia con la multiformità della natura, con il susseguirsi delle stagioni e degli anni.

Per la sua posizione geografica lontano da tutto e da tutti viene definito il “Mondo Perduto”

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Bioluminescent worms, armed beetles and zombie ants


I’ve always been fascinated by ethology; but are especially attracted by the extreme behavior that living things develop in order to survive. According to studies by the researchers, the strange behavior of animals can be determined both by their genetic acquired on the basis that the habitat in which they live. However, behaviors that are instinctive or acquired, it is well known that some animals have very strange and unusual behavior. Here I report three examples of behaviors of insects that I was very impressed; one of which. I have been a participant in New Zealand. Continue reading “Bioluminescent worms, armed beetles and zombie ants”

L’antica religione indiana della nonviolenza


Circa un anno fa ho letto un bellissimo libro che si intitola” Nove vite”, che parla del vivo legame tra passato e presente in chiave religiosa nella società indiana. Da qui è nata la mia curiosità sullo Jainismo che è considerata una delle più antiche religioni del mondo. Lo jainismo è sorto dai medesimi ambienti eterodossi dell’India classica, nella piana del Gange del primo secolo avanti Cristo; ed è leggermente più antico del buddhismo ma molto simile. E’definito anche come il “pre-buddhismo”, pero’ di fatto è molto più esigente ed estremo. Il principio cardine dello Jainismo detto aparigraha; e nel credere che ogni legame provochi sofferenza; ciò comporta l’obbligatorietà del celibato o nubilato e della castità. Continue reading “L’antica religione indiana della nonviolenza”