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BETWEEN SAINTS AND BLESSEDS: WHO IS REALLY THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE?

    BETWEEN SAINTS AND BLESSEDS: WHO IS REALLY THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE? We have all heard or even had to play this infamous role in some of our discussions or conversations. Take the parts of the ” bad guy ” sometimes becomes even necessary though difficult, when this part allows us to consider new and different points […]

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    3+1 BOOKS THAT WERE WRITTEN OUT OF SPITE

      3+1 BOOKS THAT WERE WRITTEN OUT OF SPITE You could have never thought that the spark of creativity could be hidden behind a feeling of spite and resentment, yet it is so. If you are also waiting for the enchanting muse to show up in front of you in the nights in front of the […]

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      NORMAN REEDUS: THE STAR OF DEATH STRANDING

        NORMAN REEDUS: THE STAR OF DEATH STRANDING A little less than three weeks from the release of the exclusive video game for PS4, which promises to be one of the most interesting as well as the most anticipated of the season for the quality and the colossal production among developers, designers and actors guided by […]

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        THE BEANS AND THEIR IMPURE ORIGIN

          THE BEANS AND THEIR IMPURE ORIGIN 8TH/8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” As we say this link with death facilitated the step towards the declaration that they were also “contaminated” and therefore impure . Homer considered the black beans impure , according to him, in them resided the souls of the shadows returning […]

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          THE BEANS AND OTHER ROMAN RITUALS

            THE BEANS AND OTHER ROMAN RITUALS 7TH/8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” There are other rituals of Ancient Rome that refer to beans and therefore to their affinity relationship with the deceased. A very curious one was performed in the nuptial rites , when a marriage was celebrated. It consisted of providing beans […]

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            THE BEANS IN OLD RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY

              THE BEANS IN OLD RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY 6TH/8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” No wonder beans had such a bad reputation. At the time of the Roman Empire , they were used as protagonists in important funeral rituals . Beans were present in some of the most important and popular Roman festivities. Publius […]

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              THE BEANS AND PYTHAGORAS: MYTHS AND LEGENDS

                THE BEANS AND PYTHAGORAS: MYTHS AND LEGENDS 5th/8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” As we know for centuries, legends surrounding philosophical thinking and Pythagoras‘ conception of the world around him have been reinforced, probably driven by his same school prone to mystical symbols and esoteric customs . Obviously also the difficulty of direct […]

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                THE BEANS: AN AMBIVALENT PLANT

                  THE BEANS: AN AMBIVALENT PLANT PART 4/8 “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” Indeed, sometimes the effects of certain foods could not be easily explained due to lack of scientific knowledge and entered into a true contradiction . It was the case of beans whose prohibitions, curious comments and beliefs about their nature and their […]

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                  THE POTATOES: THE FOOD OF THE GODS

                    THE POTATOES: THE FOOD OF THE GODS 3rd /8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” For the Andean Indians, the potato was a divine gift that prevented their extinction and provided them with strength to defend themselves against their enemies . According to a study from the University of Wisconsin , the potato could […]

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                    THE CARROT: THE CURSE OF PURPLE COLOR

                      THE CARROT: THE CURSE OF PURPLE COLOR PART 2/8 “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” Curiously, the so enigmatic list of “cursed foods” was mostly only foods of high nutritional content . In fact, many of them, such as carrots, were already used in ancient Greece and Rome as a medicinal plant for their revitalizing […]

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