Dionysus at the heart of Mahayana’s cultural cradle – A reaction to: S. Peterson’s ‘An account of the Dionysiac presence in Indian art and culture’

From the History of Art and Archaeology Department of University of London, Sara Peterson proposes an analysis on shapes – in three dimensions – that bear witness of a Hellenic presence in ancient India, especially in Bactria and around the Kingdom of Gandhāra, in the beginning of the times when the Buddhic message was starting … Continue reading Dionysus at the heart of Mahayana’s cultural cradle – A reaction to: S. Peterson’s ‘An account of the Dionysiac presence in Indian art and culture’

Ancient Chinese same-sex unions

It was during one of our stays in Taiwan that we learnt about the existence of a Chinese equivalent of the adelphopoiesis for male partners in China, during the 明 Ming dynasty, quite similar to the Southern French Occitan affrèrement or like the actual religious Byzantine αδελφοποίησις – under supervision of the Greek Church – … Continue reading Ancient Chinese same-sex unions

Announcement from French presidential party La République en Marche about the situation in Hong Kong

The following is a translation of the official announcement made by the French presidential party "La République en Marche" regarding the political crisis in Hong Kong. On Sunday 18 August, 1.7 millions of Hong Kong citizens demonstrated peacefully for freedom and democracy. This number is remarkable. This is about 30% of Hong Kong people over … Continue reading Announcement from French presidential party La République en Marche about the situation in Hong Kong