Ancient Andean deity brings 'wealth' to believers

Ancient Andean deity brings LA PAZ ó The pursuit of wealth and riches can take different forms, but many Andean people place their faith in a tiny, smiling ancient deity who is said to arrive festooned with gifts, food and cash.
If he fails to show though, you can go to an open-air market and buy miniature cars, furniture, food -- pretty much anything -- and then ask a shaman to invoke the gods of civilizations past to make the items real.

Maggie and the Indian mystic: How a barefoot guru amazed the Iron Lady, read her mind and predicted

Maggie and the Indian mystic: How a barefoot guru amazed the Iron Lady, read her mind and predictedWith a strong will and no-≠nonsense approach to politics, Margaret Thatcher kept a grip on Downing Street for 11 years.
But while aides quickly learned her preference for clear and down-to-earth advice, it has been revealed that the Iron Lady also received early guidance from another, far more unlikely, source Ė an eccentric and controversial Indian mystic.

UNHOLY ROW

UNHOLY ROWTraditional healers in court over muti theft
In a case of sangoma versus sangoma a man was fined P6 700 as the curious tale of two traditional healers unfolded before a spellbound Moshupa Customary Court last week.

Getting Unstuck in Bali With Ketut

Getting Unstuck in Bali With KetutI have been to Bali a few times since I moved to Hong Kong in late 2008. Never before, though, did it occur to me to seek out Ketut Liyer the medicine man/palm reader from the memoir Eat Pray Love who, because of author Elizabeth Gilbertís dependence upon him for spiritual guidance, gained fame and a cult-like following. Many people donít know that he was pretty well-known as a spiritual healer in Bali before the popular book and film.

Massage therapist died after eating plant root during 'spiritual' ceremony

Massage therapist died after eating plant root during A massage therapist who travelled to Africa to take part in a spiritual initiation ceremony died after consuming a "holy" root plant that was being used as part of the ritual, her inquest was told yesterday.