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Ama McKinley

Initiated Orisha Priestess in Atlanta

The Orisha Pantheon: Bad-ass Ancient Gods in Modern World

PRESENTED ON FEB 21, 2016
IN ATLANTA @ VOL 28

Ama McKinley grew up in a Southern Baptist household but after a trip to Africa, to Mozambique, she came back with a strong interest in her African roots and African divinity. "...And then I found a group of gods and goddesses that looked like me..." Ama became an initiate, "... a Padawan..." of the Orisha and she joins PechaKucha Night Atlanta to tell us a bit more about the religion and her experience, personally. 

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Modern Countervailance

BY ADAM SEITCHIK
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"Presentation of the Day" on September 28, 2013.

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Adornments of the Ancient World

BY WILLIAM HURLIN
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

William Hurlin, an antique jewelry expert, presents 19 pieces and explains how they were used. Some were charms to ward off evil, some were symbols to show your status, while still others had practical uses such as seal stamps to designate something as belonging to you.

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Ancient and Modern Psychotherapy

BY ANDRÉ ARCÂNGELO
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 10, 2015

André Arcângelo talks, in a very singular way, about the mysteries of psychotherapy. (In Portuguese)

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU7grrWvqT0
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Gods in the details

BY LUCAS OBERLAENDER
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 03, 2016

In the creative fields much attention is paid to novelty of ideas, but Lucas Oberlaender reminded us of the importance of seeing carefully and the validity of connecting existing ideas in order to make something new, in the humble manner of a true creator.

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Ancient Coins and Modern Chinese Paintings

BY SHENTON SONG
@ VOL 2 ON APR 01, 2016

Shenton Song shares his passion in collecting items ranging from ancient coins that he turned into unique cufflinks to modern Chinese art that is unique to Sarawak, his home.

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Ancient Healing Power of Our Plants

BY NOZIPO MARAIRE
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 19, 2016

Dr. Nozipo Maraire sheds like to how natural remedies have been used to cure ailments even in this modern society of medicine

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The Wonders of the Pantheon

BY VIVIANA ALTIERI
@ VOL 24 ON JUL 14, 2016

Viviana Altieri speaks on the wonders of the Pantheon... Find Viviana at MONDO ITALIANO! Founded in 2003 with the goal of welcoming and assisting the Italian community in Pittsburgh, Mondo Italiano has become “the” point of reference for anyone passionate about Italy and the Italian culture.

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Tales of Ancient Deception

BY RAYAN DAOU
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 13, 2017

Rayan gives you a glimpse into the interplay between magic, science and religion orchestrated by the genius mind of heron of Alexandria.

If you believe in ancient gods - this might not be for you ;)

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Return of The Gods - reinventing Filipino legends and myths

BY IAN STA. MARIA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 29, 2018

Reinventing Filipino mythology for the next generation through Comics.