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Meet the Indigenous Eco-feminists of the Amazon

Meet the Indigenous Eco-feminists of the AmazonCorporate exploitation of indigenous land directly affects women who rely on natural resources for important aspects of their culture and daily lives.... More

Miners and Aboriginals in Canada: I’ll see you in court

Miners and Aboriginals in Canada: I’ll see you in courtThese days Canada’s aboriginal groups use public pressure, backed by legal action, to protect their lands against exploitation by outsiders. This month the government of British Co... More

American Shaman: The Incredible Story of Lucas Weiss

American Shaman: The Incredible Story of Lucas WeissI first heard about Luke Weiss from an elder of the Waorani, a tribe scattered along the Amazon tributaries of northeastern Ecuador. He spoke of a white man living with the Secoya,... More

International Quechua Research Institute in Bolivia

International Quechua Research Institute in BoliviaBolivia is preparing to build an International Institute of the Quechua Nation to study indigenous Quechua science, culture and language, according to an announcement in December b... More

Capturing the Treasured Wisdom of Female Shamans in Russia

Capturing the Treasured Wisdom of Female Shamans in RussiaIn the Russian wilderness of Tuva, female shamanism is alive and well—and visiting the local healer is as commonplace as a day out at the beach.Located in southern Siberia on the b... More

White Boy Blazing a Trail in Black South African Spiritual World

White Boy Blazing a Trail in Black South African Spiritual WorldKyle Todd is a spiritual healer, or sangoma as healers are known in his native South Africa. At 12, he is one of the youngest whites to be initiated into the practice of traditiona... More

Celebrating Native American Heritage

Celebrating Native American HeritageSongs had many purposes in Native American tribes — they could be prayers to the Great Spirit, lullabies, medicine songs urging illnesses away or asking for rain or game, death son... More

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Wisdom Keeper of The Month

Papa Henry Auwae, Po'okela

Papa Henry Auwae, Po

Papa Henry was a Kahuna Nui on Big Island Hawai'i, for over 40 years years the most acknowledged healer of on the island, the Hawaiian Living Treasure. Papa was taught the
healing practice by his grandfather, who lived before captain James Cook "discovered" Hawai'i. He was practicing healing from the early teenager times. The knowledge and wisdom of Papa Henry was unique and very important - he understood the process of creating health and sickness to the very deep degree. The famous statement of Papa Henry: "your body reflect your relationships" is the starting point for a journey to learn old Hawaiian wisdom, which western people call "miracles".

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Book of The Month

Siberian Shamanism: The Shanar Ritual of the Buryats

By by Virlana Tkacz (Author), Sayan Zhambalov (Author), Wanda Phipps (Author), Alexander Khantaev (Pho

Siberian Shamanism: The Shanar Ritual of the Buryats by by Virlana Tkacz (Author), Sayan Zhambalov (Author), Wanda Phipps  (Author), Alexander Khantaev (Pho“. . . fascinating book. . . . With coauthors Zhambalov, a Buryat actor, and Phipps, an African American poet, (Tkacz) gives a vivid and detailed look into this ritual and,
more generally, into this rarely discussed culture. . . .This book provides enough information about the culture to place the ritual in context, but it is not meant to be a scholarly treatment of the Buryat culture. The 175 accompanying photographs by fashion photographer Alexander Khantaev are beautiful and convey a sense of color that is not typically associated with this region.” (Library Journal)

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Film of The Month

Living with Spirits: 10 Days in the Jungle with Ayahuasca

By Michael Wiese

Living with Spirits: 10 Days in the Jungle with Ayahuasca by Michael Wiese Those brave enough to drink Ayahuasca will meet spirits and have visions of other worlds and realms. Peruvian shamans use this visionary plant brew as part of a dieta — a
retreat in the jungle — where they receive insights on healing. Through the auspices of Peruvian shaman Don José Campos, filmmaker Michael Wiese undertakes a 10-day dieta and shares his extraordinary experience in this video diary-style documentary film.

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