Dance troupe finds inspiration in ancient past

Dance troupe finds inspiration in ancient pastANTALYA - Named after the ancient Turkic and Mongolian healer and spiritual director, the Turkish dance troupe "Shaman" was on the stage Wednesday in the southern holiday resort city of Antalya, offering their audience a moving performance of Anatolia's folklore, culture and customs.

The thoroughly modern Sangoma

The thoroughly modern SangomaNOKULINDA Mkhize is a thoroughly modern sangoma, with stylish dress, strong opinions and her own website. She’s not afraid to speak her mind and tells me off for being surprised at her appearance.

Ugo Rondinone A Shamanic Presence At New York's Rockefeller Center

Ugo Rondinone A Shamanic Presence At New YorkUgo Rondinone’s 16-20 foot tall human shaped stone figures imbues New York City’s iconic Rockefeller Center with a shamanic presence. The colossal figures will be on the Plaza for two weeks, inviting viewers to touch and interact with the primitive and powerful sculptural tribe.

Success in Recovery with the Sweat Hogs

Success in Recovery with the Sweat HogsThe sweat lodge used by the Sweat Hogs comes from a Lakota ritual. The belief is that in the lodge, people commune with their higher power while praying and singing.

The dome shaped structure is designed to withhold heat, and contain steam. The rocks are heated to be red hot outside in a large fire, brought into the lodge and placed in the center. Water is poured on the rocks to produce steam. The occupants endure the heat as they seek answers to their prayers.

Igjugaarjuk Becomes a Shaman

Igjugaarjuk Becomes a ShamanIn 1922 the ethnologist and explorer, Knud Rasmussen, travelled in the interior of the Kivalliq Region and visited the Paallirmiut Inuit who lived on Lake Hikoligjuaq.