My Jakarta: M’bah Pe’a, Shaman

My Jakarta: M’bah Pe’a, Shaman‘Cinta ditolak dukun bertindak’ is an Indonesian saying that means whenever a romantic feeling is not reciprocated, there’s always a dukun, or shaman, who can help you get the girl or boy of your dreams.

Nepal shamans spread message to Westerners

Nepal shamans spread message to WesternersAFP - Her body begins shaking as she mumbles an ancient shaman mantra to the beat of a double-sided drum, coaxing snake spirits out of a young Nepali man who has "lost his soul".

9/11 Widow Sues Over Shaman Therapy

9/11 Widow Sues Over Shaman TherapyHACKENSACK, N.J. - A New Jersey woman who lost her husband in the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks says her former grief counselor used bizarre methods and threatened her into staying in therapy for years.

A welcome haven for addicts

A welcome haven for addictsAKWESASNE — Emmy Mitchell had a successful business consulting with native groups around the province. She led sweat lodges and other traditional ceremonies. It was a good business to take care of herself and her family.

Newly unveiled talking dictionaries aim to document, preserve endangered languages

Newly unveiled talking dictionaries aim to document, preserve endangered languagesLinguists at National Geographic are taking the digital route in their efforts to both document and help preserve endangered languages.
Eight new talking dictionaries were unveiled at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Vancouver on Friday.