Isolated Peru tribe makes uncomfortable contact

Isolated Peru tribe makes uncomfortable contactPeruvian authorities say they are struggling to keep outsiders away from a clan of previously isolated Amazon Indians who began appearing on the banks of a jungle river popular with environmental tourists last year.

Research identifies health benefits from participation in drumming circles

Research identifies health benefits from participation in drumming circlesDrumming is as ancient as man. This art form has become simply a form of entertainment in some cultures, while serving as a path to healing in others.
One form of utilizing drums as a strategy in reclaiming and maintaining physical and mental health is the drumming circle found in indigenous cultures.

Studies funded on energy healing

Studies funded on energy healingEnergy healers say they can detect and channel a "universal energy" and even manipulate this energy in another person.
Science has not determined that this energy exists, let alone that anybody can detect it or manipulate it, or that it has anything to do with disease.

Modern South Korea's Spiritual Core

Modern South KoreaBowls of fruit are laid out on the altar. There are also bottles of whiskey and a meter-high stack of Marlboro cigarette cartons. With a grin, Korean shaman Tae Eul says his gods like to drink and smoke.

Comment is free Aboriginal Australians are part of the country's present not just its past

    Comment is free  Aboriginal Australians are part of the countryAustralia celebrates Australia Day today, marking 224 years since the declaration of British sovereignty and the arrival of the first fleet of convict ships. Australia remains the only Commonwealth country not to have a treaty with its original owners, and although a treaty may have made little difference to the lives of aboriginal Australians, the celebration of Australia Day on unceded land makes many non-aboriginal Australians, myself included, feel highly uncomfortable.