La Papua Nuova Guinea, è la seconda isola più grande del mondo dopo la Groenlandia, è il regno della complessità, la cui estrema varietà ambientale si riflette nella frammentazione di popoli, di lingue, di costumi e di usanze come in nessun altro paese al mondo. E’ un caleidoscopio etnico, un mosaico linguistico e culturale: poco più di sette milioni di abitanti tra Papua Nuova Guinea e Irian Jaya nel loro insieme parlano quasi mille idiomi differenti, circa un quinto di tutti quelli parlati sul pianeta. Qui tra angoli di preistoria nascosti dal tempo e dalla natura, sopravvive ancora qualcosa dell’essere umano originario, colui che deve quotidianamente adoperarsi per risolvere i problemi relativi al cibo e alla sopravvivenza. Continue reading “Rambo rivive in Papua Nuova 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”
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.