Aboriginal trees of knowledge revealed

Aboriginal trees of knowledge revealedOF THE sacred carved trees that once dotted the NSW landscape, fewer than 100 remain. Many of their locations are unknown outside local communities, but an exhibition at the State Library is giving new prominence to the forgotten Aboriginal art.

Bolivia Enshrines Natural World’s Rights with Equal Status for Mother Earth

Bolivia Enshrines Natural World’s Rights with Equal Status for Mother EarthBolivia is set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country’s rich mineral deposits as “blessings” and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution and control industry.

Secrets of the Cave

Secrets of the CaveThe scene on the wall looks like a prehistoric dream sequence. A long-limbed shaman, burnt orange in color, dominates the gray panel, as six smaller, dusky-blue figures recede into the distance. The pale ocher shadow of an elephant lies to the shaman's left, with a trail of dots at the animal's feet leading to who knows where. A dozen shadow people fill out the tableau, ghostly and mysterious.

Cancer Cure Found in Secret Native American Herbal Formulation (Part One)

Cancer Cure Found in Secret Native American Herbal Formulation (Part One)The Ojibwa Indian “midewiwan” befriended an English couple who settled in Northern Ontario, Canada, at the turn of the century. By 1902, the couple and other prospectors had come to the region hoping to get rich in the forested wilderness where the Ojibwa still lived according to traditional Native American ways.

Voodoo, an Anchor, Rises Again

Voodoo, an Anchor, Rises AgainIT was past 3 a.m. in a dim basement in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and Jack Laroche, a Haitian-American computer engineer, nervously awaited his bride: a voodoo spirit named Ezili Freda who believers say has the power to lavish love and wealth and render wayward spouses impotent.