Alternative medicine goes mainstream

Alternative medicine goes mainstreamAt one of the nation's top trauma hospitals, a nurse circles a patient's bed, humming and waving her arms as if shooing evil spirits. Another woman rubs a quartz bowl with a wand, making tunes that mix with the beeping monitors and hissing respirator keeping the man alive.

They are doing Reiki therapy, which claims to heal through invisible energy fields. The anesthesia chief, Dr. Richard Dutton, calls it "mystical mumbo jumbo." Still, he's a fan.

Animal dream series: The Animals are awakening and dusting off their wings

Animal dream series: The Animals are awakening and dusting off their wingsThe animal envoys of the Unseen Power no longer serve, as in primeval times, to teach and guide mankind. Bears, lions, elephants, ibexes, and gazelles are in cages in our zoos. Man is no longer the newcomer in a world of unexplored plains and forests, and our immediate neighbors are not wild beasts but other humans…(n)either in body nor mind do we inhabit the world of those hunting races of Paleolithic millennia…(m)emories of their animal envoys still must sleep somehow, within us;>>>

Spain Honors Brazilian Indian Rights Activist

Spain Honors Brazilian Indian Rights ActivistBrazilian shaman and Yanomami Indian leader Davi Kopenawa received Tuesday a tribute in Madrid for his defense of his people’s rights and those of Brazil’s other indigenous communities at a ceremony where he said he was “born to fight” and will continue to do so to improve the quality of life there.>>>

'Dalai Lama of the rainforest' brings climate change warning to Britain

A Yanomami Indian shaman from the Brazilian Amazon, dubbed ‘the Dalai Lama of the Rainforest’, will journey to Europe in June to give a message to world leaders in advance of the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen in December.
Shaman Davi Kopenawa Yanomami will tell MPs at the British Houses of Parliament that the world’s rainforests cannot be bought,>>>

Shaman suicide

Shaman suicideA suicide case involving a family in Dagana has opened up fresh discussions among the public on just how conversion activities of Christians in the villages - among the illiterate and the poor - is going awry.
The finger is pointed, for now, on a national housing development corporation (NHDC) engineer Tendup Lepcha, 40 – a Christian pastor,>>>