Planting seeds: Teacher Lois Ellen Frank works to keep Native American foods alive for all , and for

Planting seeds: Teacher Lois Ellen Frank works to keep Native American foods alive for all , and forThe American menu today is crowded with many cuisines: Italian, Chinese, French, Japanese, German, Ethiopian, Irish, Vietnamese. With so many kinds of cooking, it can be easy to forget what is the most important cuisine of them all, that of American Indians. These foods from throughout the Americas are the foundation of what we eat today.

Shooting Suspect Had Been Known to Use Potent, and Legal, Hallucinogen

Shooting Suspect Had Been Known to Use Potent, and Legal, HallucinogenTUCSON — No one has suggested that his use of a hallucinogenic herb or any other drugs contributed to Jared L. Loughner’s apparent mental unraveling that culminated with his being charged in a devastating outburst of violence here.

Peru brew a powerful potion

Peru brew a powerful potionGo Feedback: Ayahuasca, a ritual hallucinogenic drink, is an unforgettable experience and an insight into a culture with a radically different way of looking at the world, writes Brian Marconi

PERU IS rightly famous for Machu Picchu and its many other Incan ruins. But these days a growing number of travellers are choosing to sample one of the country’s more infamous historical treasures: Ayahuasca.

Return of the Black Art: Witches, wizards go public, hold retreat

Return of the Black Art: Witches, wizards go public, hold retreatWONDERS shall never end, even as Christians say that the termination of the world is near, very near indeed.
Last week, the media was agog with reports that an “association” of witches and wizards held a press conference!
And its supposed members told some politicians of the misfortune awaiting them in the on-going political contests in the country. Not that the warnings were bad in themselves, but many a Nigerian were baffled at the source they were emanating from.

Clashing cultures raise issues in business

Clashing cultures raise issues in businessHow do we accommodate our multicultural practices in modern economies? What does an employer do when an employee announces the decision to heed an ancestral call to become a sangoma - but does not know how long it will take to complete the training and return to work?