Seeing with eyes wide shut: Ayahuasca inner visions
"In a hut, in a forest, in the mountains of Colombia, I am puking into a bucket. I close my eyes and every time my body convulses I see ripples in a lattice of multi-coloured hexagons that flows out to the edges of the universe." Vaughan Bell's description seems to be typical of the ayahuasca experience – at once unpleasant, frightening and enlightening.Navajo Nation Fights Urban Outfitters Over 'Disrespectful' Clothing Line
Urban Outfitters' line of Navajo-branded clothing and accessories has set off a firestorm online and within the Navajo Nation government, with allegations of trademark violations and criticism of the products -- particularly underwear and a liquor flask -- that many tribal members consider disrespectful.
Bart Cartwright can’t give a definite answer as to who discovered the Americas. But one thing he’s sure of: It wasn’t Christopher Columbus.
The 53-year-old Lenape Indian insists “we were here first,” meaning natives already populated the Americas — North, Central and South — before Columbus arrived in 1492.
South African football's recent poor luck may be down to the anger of a local shaman.
After missing out on a place in the African Cup of Nations by miscalculating the results required to qualify, the South African FA has been embroiled in more controversy this week after a local shaman claimed he was owed 90,000 Rand (about €8,000) for providing the 'magic' behind their success over France in last year's World Cup.
First-time flyer Nick Lewis says travelling into the Peruvian jungle was nerve-racking, but his return to Sarnia was a gentle voyage following a three-week, mind-altering experience with traditional 'medicine.
"I was relaxed," said Lewis, 22.
He chose a personal retreat in Peru based on Internet research, believing it would help with his mental turmoil.