Perseverance Theatre presents Ishmael Hope's 'Cedar House'

Perseverance Theatre presents Ishmael HopeJUNEAU - The old, the new and the unexpected will be brought together in "Cedar House." In the new play by Juneau storyteller Ishmael Hope, storytelling and dialogue are united to explore Tlingit history and culture.

"Cedar House" will be presented to the public in a series of shows starting this week. Commissioned and staged by Perseverance Theatre, the play has been running throughout the summer for Cruise West visitors.

In The Amazon, Potion Offers 'Window Into The Soul'

In The Amazon, Potion Offers Visitors are flocking to the Peruvian Amazon to sample ayahuasca, a potion with hallucinogenic properties made from jungle vines and considered sacred by indigenous tribes. Lodges catering to "ayahuasca tourism" are attracting travelers who hope the concoction will help soothe a range of woes.

The Peruvian Amazon attracts thousands of foreign tourists who come for the jungle tours. Increasingly, tourists also arrive for a ritual they say provides them with a window into the soul.

Witch Magick

Witch MagickWitch craft has been here before Christ was even born. In fact, magick has been in the hearts of many witches and worlocks. There are male witches too.

Some own black cats and are good luck for witches. If you want a spell cast for you, ask a witch or worlock. Here is something you may wish to try at home...Have a black candle, light it, for power spells and wish for money or gold. You may use a green candle as well. Black candles and purple candles may be used for hexxing spells as well...and blue and lavender for healing spells. I am not a shaman but do cast healing spells for friends. Some of my spells are wonderful and I cast them for free for many folks. Some people send me witchcraft books as a thank you, for the spell that worked for them.

Magnetic mega-star challenges black hole theory

Magnetic mega-star challenges black hole theoryA neutron star with a mighty magnetic field has thrown down the gauntlet to theories about stellar evolution and the birth of black holes, astronomers reported on Wednesday.

The "magnetar" lies in a cluster of stars known as Westerlund 1, located 16,000 light years away in the constellation of Ara, the Altar.

Westerlund 1, discovered in 1961 by a Swedish astronomer, is a favoured observation site in stellar physics.

Aboriginal anger over bypass 'false hope'

Aboriginal anger over bypass Tasmania's aboriginal community is accusing the State Government of giving it false hope about alternative routes for the controversial Brighton bypass.

Late last month the Government released an engineer's report detailing eight alternative routes for the bypass.

The Indigenous community has said it was willing to compromise and accept the alternatives, in order to protect Aboriginal artefacts on the Jordan River levee site dating back 42,000 years.

But the Government released a statement yesterday saying alternatives were not practical and would have a significant impact on railway operations.

The Aboriginal Centre's Michael Mansell is outraged.