Earliest known shaman grave site found: study
An ancient grave unearthed in modern-day Israel containing 50 tortoise shells, a human foot and body parts from numerous animals is likely one of the earliest known shaman burial sites, researchers said on Monday.
The 12,000-year-old grave dates back to the Natufian people who were the first society to adopt a sedentary lifestyle, Hebrew University of Jerusalem researcher Leore Grosman and colleagues said.
Barack Obama apparently can count on the support of a majority of Peruvian faith healers. Each of the 11 shamans in a Peruvian faith-healing organization said Wednesday that they have foreseen victory in the U.S. presidential race: nine for Democrat Obama and two for his Republican rival John McCain.Siberian shamans: ancient magic in the modern world
Itís been three hundred years since people in the remote land of Khakassia in Siberia adopted Christianity, but they still cling to many pagan traditions. Their ancient culture still believes in the mysterious healing powers of shamans.Jackson Pollock and the Native American unconscious
Jackson Pollock died in a car accident at the age of 44. Most talk of his art revolves around his famous action painting, or "drip technique". These are canvases on which the artist allowed paint to drip in an apparently abstract fashion. An exhibition in Paris takes a look at the influence of Native American culture on his work.Jeolla Province pursues UNESCO designation for shamanist rite
As hereditary shamans gradually die off one by one, the designation of Jeolla Provinceís ssitgimgut ritual as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization world intangible cultural heritage is being pursued. South Jeolla Province has begun to pursue the listing of the Jindo ssitgimgut, one of Koreaís leading shamanist rites, as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity with UNESCO. Jindo is an island located off the southwestern coast of the Korea Peninsula.