Soul Retrieving Shaman: On the Side of South Africa's Angels
As an 18 year old nurse, Katharine Lee, now 67, started “living it up, smoking and drinking and partying,” and the previously “naïve Christian girl who wanted to serve God with all her being,” became an atheist.
Alfred Gibson (Navajo), spiritual leader and medicine man, helps Native veterans heal from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through the “enemy way” ceremony with the support of the Veterans Administration. While these therapies have been used by Native people for generations, over the past few years, the Veterans Administration has witnessed the power and value of the culutrally sensitive process.
CENTENARIAN Haji Suni Bijak is a traditional Malay medicine man who specialises in curing broken bones, eye ailments (jaundice), snake bites, heart problems and even budak nakal (hyperactive children).
And he does all these with a brew, made from a special tree bark, obtained from the jungles, and concocted with traditional medicinal knowledge passed down the generations.
The body of a British backpacker who died after taking a hallucinogenic drug during a tribal ritual was abandoned on a roadside by two local men, authorities in Colombia have said.Historic South Korean trifecta
Seoul, South Korea's capital, has some 10 million citizens and at least as many smart phones, tablets and iGizmos. After several days amid its hyperactivity and hyperconnectivity - not to mention palaces, museums and restaurants - you might hanker for a short escape. Consider this trio - semi-tropical Jeju Island, historic Gyeongju and the borderline follies of Panmunjom.