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Agorà Ipazia ed il moto della terra

Hypatia of Alexandria was a Greek astronomer and philosopher, great math. Experienced between the fourth and fifth centuries, there are no extant writings, perhaps because of the fire rushed to the library of Alexandria, but they’ll be philosophers of later centuries to invoke his figure as a symbol of knowledge and freedom of thought. They […]

The origin of the myth of the witches

The origin of the myth of #Streghe is very ancient: just think that already in #Bibbia is told the story of “Witch of Endor”, the necromancer addressed by King Saul to consult the Prophet Samuel, now dead. Further back in time, traces of magic and esoteric arts can be found in the code of Hamurabi: […]