2012 isn't the end of the world, Mayans insist

2012 isnApolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the Mayan calendar supposedly "running out" on Dec. 21, 2012. After all, it's not the end of the world.

Or is it?

Definitely not, the Mayan Indian elder insists. "I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff."

It can only get worse for him. Next month Hollywood's "2012" opens in cinemas, featuring earthquakes, meteor showers and a tsunami dumping an aircraft carrier on the White House.>>>

Chukotka shamans instructed spirits to protect the belly of Abramovich’s pregnant girlfriend

Chukotka shamans instructed spirits to protect the belly of Abramovich’s pregnant girlfriendMoscow, October 6, Interfax – Chukotka shamans conducted shamanistic ritual and instructed good and evil spirits to protect Dasha Zhukova’s fetus as she is in the seventh month of pregnancy from billionaire and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

The rite was conducted on the most southern point of Chukotka Cape Navarin, the Express-Gazeta has reported on Tuesday.>>>

B.C. town of Barriere plans to erect its own Stonehenge

B.C. town of Barriere plans to erect its own StonehengeThe town of Barriere is hatching a plan to place a concrete replica of England's Stonehenge at the centre of a major park development.

Barriere's version would be a scaled-down model of the real 100-metre-wide Druidic temple that has stood on the Salisbury Plains for about 4,500 years. The circle of stone megaliths and lintels is aligned to record the passing of the seasons and stands at the centre of a huge complex of burial mounds.>>>

Why October 6 - Mongolian Mythology - Oyu Tolgoi Agreement

Why October 6 - Mongolian Mythology - Oyu Tolgoi AgreementOn October 6, 2009 Ivanhoe Mines signed a long-term Investment Agreement with the Government of Mongolia that establishes a comprehensive framework for the construction and operation of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mining complex in Mongolia’s South Gobi Region. Was this date chosen deliberately? Is it related to Mongolian Buddhist mythology?

Why on October 6 2009 ?>>>

A Shaman in the ER Ward

A Shaman in the ER WardHospitals in the U.S. evolved following scientific principals and traditions of Western medicine. In our immigrant nation, those practices may conflict with a patient’s belief systems and notions of healing.

In traditional Hmong culture, it is believed that illness occurs when the soul wanders from the body. Shamans, like Kang Thao, help call the soul home.Hospitals in St. Paul, Minn., have served a large population of Hmong people from northern Laos since the 1970s. Over time, hospital administrators have learned to incorporate some Hmong practices into routine treatments by inviting spiritual healers inside patient wards. >>>