In the contemporary world, scientific evidence is often conflated with proof, producing a science that is closer to the aims of modern theology than experimental practice.
Such historical materials certainly dispel any notion that Strieber must be a kook, or that his honest descriptions and dramatic sufferings can somehow be brushed aside as lacking any meaningful content, as anecdotal or anomalous.
When and how did the myth of disenchantment emerge?
How can we create products of scholarly work that are not the very closed kinds of argumentation that we primarily see within academic publications? How can scholarly work become an opening, not a closure, to a process of collaborative investigation?
Societies categorize, map, classify, separate, and contain. They create divisions that are rendered along numerous axes—race, class, gender, and more—and which are often made inviolable by the very processes that create them. In other words: although societies make these divisions,…
Americans have always feared AI, even decades ago when AI programs could barely formulate English sentences or solve simple math problems.
Cooking is a ceremonial endeavor rife with cosmological significance, inviolable taboos, and reckoning of sacred time.
Rather than being an anthropologist who simply participated in the peddling of “home movies,” indulging in the narcissistic reproduction of the strange, it was important for me to give serious attention to the ways in which copresences operated in Santería currents, los corrientes espirituales.