Must Humans Go the Way of the Dinosaurs?
Spiders sling webs between stalks and catch flies, termites create voluminous clay mounds, anemones grow on reefs, tortoises dig burrows in which to sleep away the winter, bacteria explode in a drop of dew, and humans make villages, cities and towns. Obeying the dictates of evolution, all animals probe opportunities and try different strategies.Listening to Plants Guides Traditional Healing
When I asked the shaman about their healing methods they told me, ask the plants, explains Enrique Barbano Quijano. Henri, as he is called by his friends, is an herbalist and traditional healer. A former Seventh-Day Adventist minister and evangelist that preached with the likes of Billy Graham, he spends most of his time now in the jungles of the Amazon researching medicinal plants with traditional healers.Ecuador: four months to save the world's last great wilderness from 'oil curse'
Where the foothills of the Andes meet the vast Amazonian rainforest in eastern Ecuador there is a small town called Shell. It's a pockmarked, termite-eaten, one-street place which doubles as a missionary centre and a regional airstrip, but it was here in 1937 that the mighty Shell oil company based its crack Latin American oil-prospecting team. The prize was the vast deposits of crude oil believed then and now known to lie beneath some of the densest forests in the world.Cultural healing methods in the Philippines are unique
HILOT involves manipulation of joints, massage. It's like a combination of massage & chiropractic but differs very much in the sense that it includes a form of spiritual healing. It really depends on who is doing the hilot. Old women are mostly the ones who practice. This makes our hilot practitioners very unique indeed.Native American Activists Save Sacred Burial Ground From Bulldozers
Hundreds gathered at Glen Cove, Calif., last weekend for a closing ceremony to celebrate what Native American activists and their allies are declaring an historic victory.
It was a victory over a city-park development that would have bulldozed the area for parking lots, plumbing and paved paths -- on one of the last undeveloped ancient burial sites of indigenous people remaining in the San Francisco Bay Area.