Camden participates in Hands Across the Sand

 Camden participates in Hands Across the SandCAMDEN, Maine — Twenty people grasped hands at Harbor Park at noon Saturday, faced the water and became part of the worldwide Hands Across the Sand movement that is against offshore oil drilling and for clean energy.

The Camden event was one of 13 such gatherings scheduled Saturday around Maine, including events in the coastal communities of Stockton Springs and Owls Head.

Aboriginal leaders demand right to kill eagles for ceremonial purposes

Aboriginal leaders demand right to kill eagles for ceremonial purposesCanada’s top native leader says it is time for governments to listen to aboriginal demands to legally kill a small number of eagles for ceremonial purposes.

“The source of conflict isn’t new, but we have an opportunity in this era — an era that I would suggest is one of reconciliation,” Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo said Thursday.

Canada: 400th anniversary celebrations of first aboriginal baptism

Canada: 400th anniversary celebrations of first aboriginal baptismCelebrations begin today to mark the 400th anniversary of the first baptism of an aboriginal person from the land we now call Canada.

Mi'kmaq Chief Henri Membertou and 20 members of his family, were baptised on June 24, 1610 in the St Mary's Bay area of Nova Scotia, on Canada's east coast.

Music goes ‘bowling’: Unique ‘Bowls Project’ gives voice to women of ancient Babylonia

Music goes ‘bowling’:  Unique ‘Bowls Project’ gives voice to women of ancient BabyloniaIn ancient Babylon, Jewish women would visit the local shaman, whisper to him their deepest wishes, and then have those wishes inscribed on a clay bowl and buried beneath their homes.

More than 15 centuries later, Oakland-based composer Jewlia Eisenberg has brought those inscriptions back into the light and set them to music.

A priest at Pendle Witch Camp

 A priest at Pendle Witch CampPentagram flags flapping wildly in the wind, belly dancing beauties hurling flaming torches, and Nordic shamans calling down the old gods! It's hard to adequately capture and portray the intensity of what I just experienced with words alone, since this isn't a religion of words but one of encounter and experience. I've just returned from Pendle Witch Camp, an annual gathering of modern Pagans that occurs at the time of the Summer Solstice, the longest day. It was breathtaking and invigorating.