A Visit To A Bolivian Medicine Woman

A Visit To A Bolivian Medicine Woman'd never heard of a shaman until my first class on my first day of college. I'd signed up for "Magic, Witchcraft, & Religion" as an elective on a whim. It turned out to be one of my favorite undergrad classes and has been highly inspirational to my work as a travel writer.

Illegal loggers continue to threaten Amazonian tribe

Illegal loggers continue to threaten Amazonian tribeCampaigners say the Brazilian government is failing to protect one of the world's most endangered tribes. The Awa people are believed to number just 450, but their territory has attracted thousands of loggers and settlers.
Last year a judge ordered all outsiders should leave the area within 12 months.

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.