Ancient African "Seers"

Ancient African "Seers"African Shaman, the earliest specialists on earth, were the first African storytellers, healers, priests, magicians, dramatists, and diviners. To speak of God was to symbolize the unified or total idea of the creator of everything real--e.g. a

David Beckham meets ‘Dalai Lama of the Rainforest’

David Beckham meets ‘Dalai Lama of the Rainforest’David Beckham has visited the Yanomami tribe in Brazil in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup, and met their most prominent spokesperson Davi Kopenawa, known as the ‘Dalai Lama of the Rainforest’.

The making of a Dayak shaman

The making of a Dayak shamanFor the Dayak Samanakng community in Ketapang, West Kalimantan, a visit to the local shaman, or boretn, has been a tradition for centuries.
Although several community health centers (Puskesmas) have opened in the last twenty years, people still believe that the boretn, who typically use traditional herbs and mantras to preserve well-being, can heal a variety of ailments, from those induced by black magic to severe disease.

‘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.