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Dark Constellations: Learning to See with the Incas

Bruce Fisk

South of the equator, the Milky Way tracks directly overhead. Northern-hemisphere stargazers are understandably jealous. Astrophysicist Becky Smethurst explains why the Milky Way is more visible below the equator. No surprise that this galactic wonder fired the Incan imagination across...

Footprints on Holy Ground

Bruce Fisk

According to the ancient Incas, spirits inhabit physical spaces—waterfalls, mountains, caves, rock piles. These energies are called huacas, a Quechua word for sacredness or holiness. High in the Andes today, the Inca posterity, villagers growing potatoes and quinoa or herding...

Incas, Christians, and Talking Books

Bruce Fisk

For nearly three years home has been the Peruvian Andes, in a farming village with no paved roads, beneath snowcapped peaks (here’s the view from our front door →) in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and not far from...

Was Jesus a nationalist?

Bruce Fisk

Jesus isn’t always nice. One time he pretty much called a Canaanite woman a dog, one with no standing or claims on him, a Jewish prophet. Two of the four New Testament Gospels (Matthew and Mark) describe the strained encounter....