Halloween and Mongolian Shamanism
The word “Halloween” is a compound word composed of two words: “Hallowed,” which means holy and “Evening”. So, why do so many people think that it is the day of the devils, witches, and monsters? Well, that’s a common misconception perpetuated by people who don’t know the history of Halloween. Actually, Halloween is a very benign holiday (holy day), and one that millions of children love in the United States of America.U.S. Teen Dies After Taking Hallucinogenic Drug, Ayahuasca, in Peru
Drug tourism is not rare to parts of the Peruvian rainforest, where travelers from North America and Europe come to sample the supposed healing qualities and hallucinogenic effects of ayahuasca, a traditional herbal medicine.
In the Southwest traditional healing methods, like herbal remedies, often stem from old Mexican and Native American customs. But these practices have been overshadowed by modern Western medicine and some are being forgotten.From Heartbreaking Miscomprehension Comes New Understanding
Today, it’s hard enough for doctors and patients to communicate effectively, even if they share the same primary language. But layer on not only language differences, but also a yawning cultural chasm, and a visit to western medicine might lead to a child being removed from the care of her parents.Medicine wheel dedicated at Teaching Family Homes
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community tribe members visited Teaching Family Homes in Marquette Tuesday to bless a new "serenity circle."
The circle is made in the design of a medicine wheel - a Native American tradition symbolizing natural cycles of birth, growth, death and regeneration. Teaching Family Homes' medicine wheel serves as a serenity circle for people to enjoy and reflect on whatever they choose to, the group's CEO, Christine Myers, said.