Searching for the Soul to Cleanse It

Searching for the Soul to Cleanse ItA new year, a new opportunity to cleanse the soul and start afresh. Isn’t that what everyone says? Around this time of year, people can get consumed with ambitious resolutions, new gym memberships and spiritual purification. It’s never been my experience, though. I’m not sure where my soul resides, but wherever it is, it’s probably a terrible mess.

Drumming Against Hate at Giffords’s Office

Drumming Against Hate at Giffords’s OfficeTUCSON — By 2 p.m. about 40 people had gathered in front of Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ district office at the intersection of North Swan and East Pima Streets, many holding hand-printed signs, others with hands raised toward the traffic, fingers making peace signs..

Earth’s magnetic pole shifts, screws up runway at Florida airport

Earth’s magnetic pole shifts, screws up runway at Florida airportAn airport in Tampa, Florida, has had to temporarily close its runways to keep up with Earth's magnetic north pole, which is drifting toward Russia at a rate of 40 miles per year.

Fox News reports that the international airport was forced to adjust the signs on its busiest runway Thursday because pilots depend on the magnetic fields to navigate. The runway will be closed until Jan. 13, and will re-open with new taxiway signs that indicate its new location on aviation charts, the Tampa Bay Tribune reports.

Northern Earth: Local folklore, old wives' tales and stories celebrated

Northern Earth: Local folklore, old wivesAncient cairns, tales of buried treasure, church gargoyles and mysterious standing stones – the Yorkshire landscape is awash with folklore and history and one man has been chronicling it for the last 30 years.
Neil Hudson travelled to the rugged moorland beyond Hebden Bridge to meet him.

In 1979 a group of like-minded people who were interested in unexplained mysteries, old folk tales, myths and legends gathered at the Griffin Hotel in Leeds.

Ayahuasca: A Plant for Healing the Soul

Ayahuasca: A Plant for Healing the SoulTrue healing puts into order the body, mind and spirit with the past, present and future. What kind of agent or method or formula or treatment can help to effect such sweeping, integrated healing? I offer for your consideration ayahuasca, a psychoactive potion indigenous to the Amazon rainforest. Made from the vine Banisteriopsis caapi (called caapi) and the leaf Psychotria viridis, (known as chakruna) ayahuasca is considered among natives in the Amazon to be a sacred plant medicine. Among those for whom the ceremonial healing use of ayahuasca is a way of life, the brew is referred to as “La Medicina,” meaning The Medicine.