The Piratess Carola is free


The new Italian heroine, the fearless Piratess against the far right Interior Minister Salvini, has been freed since a few hours; she was in fact arrested because with her ship brought some migrants safe on Lampedusa coast, with an act of civil disobedience.

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A case study of “disease of the soul”: Girolamo Cardano

One of the most important chapters of Ptolemy’s Tetrabiblos is the one about the mind because, differently from what modern astrologers think, ancients were very attentive  to it, and in the same  time they were able to indicate mental problems or sufferings of psyche.

To test their method, which once and again is Ptolemy method we will use the birth chart of a famous Renaissance astrologer, Girolamo Cardano. So a controversial character could not in fact be forgotten. Cesare Lombroso, the founder of criminology, wrote one of his first works “on Cardano madness”  (( Sulla pazzia di Cardano, pagg. 24. Tip. Chiusi, Milano {Gazzetta Medica Italiana Lombarda, Milano, 1^ ott.). {Gazzetta Medica Italiana Lombarda,  Milano, 1^ ott., 1855). )) where discussed the thin border between between genius and folly.

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