I am Anya, a magic realist and a normal librarian. Now about Balkan music, Rainbow gatherings and legends of Nishapur. Hanging around Gerrit Rietveld. I do creative writing, photography and videos.
Many moons ago my self left Moscow for Jerusalem, Jerusalem for Rotterdam, Rotterdam for Amsterdam. Heart stayed in the Middle East.
Urine and philosopher's stone
How the search for gold led alchemists to discover something else
For centuries alchemists and magicians were racking their brains over the riddle of philosopher’s stone - a mysterious substance that is able to turn basic metals into gold. One of the legends ran...