Message From the Gods: Unite to Defend the Birthplace of the Sun

Message From the Gods: Unite to Defend the Birthplace of the SunEAL DE CATORCE, Mexico -- They came by the hundreds from the Western Sierra Madre, native Wixarika or Huichol people on a spiritual quest, seeking to consult with the spirits of their ancestors and of the land where their world began. They came in their ceremonial dress, colorfully embroidered with their sacred symbols of the deer, the eagle and the peyote. They came with offerings they had fashioned from beads and gourds and candle wax, offerings they had made precious with their love and their prayers, as their forebears had done for centuries.

Psychedelic Anesthetic Helps Treat Depression

Psychedelic Anesthetic Helps Treat DepressionA number of recent studies have demonstrated the potent, quick-acting and long-lasting antidepressant effects of the dissociative anesthetic ketamine, a legal prescription drug that has been approved by the FDA as a surgical anesthetic. Ketamine is also popular as a recreational drug, due to its euphoric and psychedelic properties.

Haskell Students Speak Out About Protecting the Wakarusa Wetlands Read more:http://indiancountrytod

Haskell Students Speak Out About Protecting the Wakarusa Wetlands  Read more:http://indiancountrytodJessica Lackey, Cherokee, and Millicent Pepion, Navajo and Blackfeet, are members of the Wetlands Preservation Organization (WPO), a plaintiff in the South Lawrence Trafficway (SLT) case. They were present on January 19 when the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments for and against the thoroughfare.

The plight of the Uyghurs

The plight of the UyghursUyghurs are Turkic-speaking Asians who live mainly in western China. Their history has been interwoven with that of China since they rose to prominence in the eighth century, when they established their first true state in Mongolia. Relations between the Chinese and the Uyghurs were never entirely comfortable, however, and the Chinese considered them a barbarian people.

Local village rituals aim to appease island gods

Local village rituals aim to appease island godsBetween Jan. 13 and 14, following the lunar calendar (Feb. 4 and 5 on the solar calendar), village rites (maeulje in Korean) are held all over Jeju. While all of the islandís village rituals share the common background of shamanism, they can be broadly categorized into two religious processes: Confucianism, where the ritual is performed by the villageís men, and shamanisim, with the ritual being organized by women and conducted by a shaman.