‘Hotspot’ in Portland uses absurdity to seek spiritual links

‘Hotspot’ in Portland uses absurdity to seek spiritual linksLodge Ceremony,” a traveling, interactive experience organized by two performance artists, will be held at Space Gallery in Portland five times between Thursday and Saturday. Participants sit in sauna pods while watching the film “Link.”

The people who believe in medical miracles

The people who believe in medical miraclesCan I put my hand on your face?", asks Alun Leppitt.
Alun is the pastor of a Pentecostal church in Southampton. He's a burly man who works as a video editor to pay the bills, but his passion is curing people through the power of prayer. I don't have much wrong with me apart from a nagging mouth ulcer, but he's willing to give it a go.

This Dude Was Going to Be a Pro Golfer. Instead, He Lived in the Jungle for 12 Years

This Dude Was Going to Be a Pro Golfer. Instead, He Lived in the Jungle for 12 YearsInside one of those anonymous high rises on Wilshire in Westwood, there is a bedroom in which all of the windows have been darkened and the walls covered in padding. The space is low lit and filled with electronics; it's been converted into a recording studio. EDM is blasting from the speakers.

Help from Shaman must be in line with Islam

Help from Shaman must be in line with IslamThe Malaysian government welcomes any help to trace missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 including from "bomohs" (shamans) so long as their methods do not contravene Islam, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.

The Vine of the Soul: Ayahuasca could revolutionize psychotherapy, but only if we're willing to do "

The Vine of the Soul: Ayahuasca could revolutionize psychotherapy, but only if weJust before dusk, eighteen strangers entered a yurt on a Midwestern homestead. Peruvian tapestries decorated the walls of the large round structure, and rattles stood poised for ceremony.
“Here we have a medicine that apparently reverses these deficits, something no other medicine is known to do. And there’s also a correlation to behavioral change. The participants — professional men and women ages 35 to 65 — put on comfortable clothing and set up sleeping bags, pillows and blankets. Everyone got a plastic bucket, cheerfully colored in green, red or blue.