Dimitris Xygalatas

Dimitris Xygalatas is an author at Religion News Service.

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Why magical thinking is so widespread – a look at the psychological roots of common superstitions

By Dimitris Xygalatas — December 7, 2022
(The Conversation) — An anthropologist explains why we all have some irrational beliefs and the reason they give us comfort.

How burying the dead keeps the living human

By Dimitris Xygalatas — May 9, 2022
(The Conversation) — Ukrainian families’ anguish at not being able to bury their loved ones underscores a deep human need, an anthropologist writes.
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