Hmong History Month forum focused on shamanism and modern health care
A Hmong shaman and a medical doctor have the same goal: To heal another hurting human being.
The shaman delves into the spiritual world, and it can be a confusing and even frightening process for many who were schooled in Western thought. A doctor deals in the realm of science and the physical; frightening and confusing to those schooled in Eastern thought. But as different as they are, the two worlds can meet and complement each other.>>>
Anthropological orthodoxy insists that civilization began in Sumeria six thousand years ago, and the modern metropolis is the pinnacle of culture and evolution on the planet. But, circa World War II, humanity shattered the rails of our technological playpen, sporting new atomic bombs. And, it is said, Space-faring ETs took notice, and silver saucers suddenly filled the skies. The UFO era was born; Roswell was a defining moment.>>>Lost world
Moving to the beat of the hymn that was handed down from his ancestors, the Manchu shaman stopped singing and blushed for a moment.
"I don't remember many of the movements anymore, because I didn't practice for more than 20 years," said Yang Jingchao, or Nimacha Jingchao in the Manchu language. "I don't understand the meaning of the lyrics either."
The 43-year-old man is the shaman of the Manchu Nimacha clan. >>>
Today, one of the first novelists of Tuva, doctor of historical sciences, the most famous among the researchers of shamanism, Mongush Kenin-Lopsan, turned 85.
Head of Tuva, Sholban Kara-ool, offered birthday greetings to the shamanologist who is known in the whole world. On April 16, there will be a celebration in his honor at the National Museum, where he has been working for many decades. The 1952 Graduate of the Eastern Department of the LGU is not famous only in Tuva.>>>
They came from the far reaches of the Amazon, traveling in small boats and canoes for up to three days to discuss their fate. James Cameron, the Hollywood titan, stood before them with orange warrior streaks painted on his face, comparing the threats on their lands to a snake eating its prey.
“The snake kills by squeezing very slowly,” Mr. Cameron said to more than 70 indigenous people, some holding spears and bows and arrows, under a tree here along the Xingu River. “This is how the civilized world slowly, slowly pushes into the forest and takes away the world that used to be,” he added.>>>