Behind the shaman's mask
Shamanic rituals are a riotous display of color, music, dance and dramatic performance, their appeal often beyond our understanding. Shamans, with their reported psychic abilities and seeming supernatural powers, have been simultaneously feared and respected in every culture.Negara: A quest for ghosts in Malaysia's green heart
I toyed with the idea of deliberately losing myself in the wilds of Taman Negara and living off the land like the Orang Asli. I will never go thirsty here. Not with all those lianas, which foresters call water vine. If I get parched, all I have to do is hack one. For food, I could pick after monkeys and squirrels.Ancient Aborigines understood eclipses
Australian Aboriginal accounts of lunar and solar eclipses indicate many traditional communities understood the movement of the Sun, Earth and Moon. The research by Duane Hamacher from Sydney's Macquarie University and accepted for publication in the journal Journal of Astronomical History & Heritage and appearing on the website arXiv.org, indicates Aboriginal communities in different parts of Australia often have similar traditional stories to explain these events.New isolated Amazon tribe
As far as I am aware, the discovery was first reported June 16 by A Critica newspaper in Manaus, and confirmed this week by the Brazilian government’s national Indian foundation, known as Funai. The new tribe was discovered in the remote eastern part of the Brazilian Amazon about 1,130 kilometers east of Manaus.Uncontacted tribe discovered in the Amazon
Officials from Brazil's National Indian Foundation (Funai) have announced the discovery of another uncontacted tribe living deep inside the Amazon Jungle. The tribe is estimated to have a population of about 200 people who have continued to live in the same natural manner for centuries, untouched by the modern world.