In Ecuador, Resentment of an Oil Company Oozes
SHUSHUFINDI, Ecuador — Mention to Anita Ruíz the name of the giant oil company Chevron, and she trembles with rage. At her wooden hut here in the Amazon forest, where oil-project flares illuminate the night sky, she points to a portrait of her youngest son, who died seven years ago of leukemia at age 16.Ghost hunters inspect 180-year-old NM hotel site
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The former owner of a 180-year-old adobe building hears the door of a potbellied stove opening and wood being stacked inside, but no one is there.
Mysterious whispers echo in the current owner's ear. Things fall off shelves for no apparent reason.>>>>
MOSCOW -- A flat in a 12-story building in Tekstilschiki, an industrial Moscow suburb, is an unlikely place for an election headquarters -- and an even unlikelier one for the hub of a shaman election.
But this is where Shonchalai Khovenmei, whose grandmother was a shaman in Khakasia, a region in eastern Siberia, has joined forces with Moscow shaman Olard Dikson to organize the election for the post of Russia’s chief shaman.
Bali's spirit world is alive and well, traveling into the future alongside instant communications, Mars probes and moon tourism.
In modern Bali no major event is left to the risk of a wash out in the wet season; events here are still under the protective umbrella of the rain men of Bali, the pawang hujan.>>>>
Pop punk band Fall Out Boy have decided to call on a shaman for their current U.S. tour to banish a curse that has been plaguing them. The band have been running into a number of bad incidents on their current road trip, including several injuries to crewmembers, technical glitches, and a bout of severe food poisoning.>>>>