Venezuelan tribe angry at "sacred" stone in Berlin

Venezuelan tribe angry at "sacred" stone in BerlinWolfgang von Schwarzenfeld's sculptures in a Berlin park were meant to promote world peace, but the 79-year-old German now finds himself at war with a Venezuelan tribe which accuses him of stealing a sacred pink stone known to them as "Grandmother".

Saudi Arabia: Man Executed for Witchcraft and Adultery

Saudi Arabia: Man Executed for Witchcraft and AdulterySaudi Arabia executed a man for practicing witchcraft and committing adultery, the state news agency said Tuesday, citing a statement from the Interior Ministry. The man, Mareeh bin Ali bin Issa al-Asiri, “was in possession of books and talismans from which he learned to harm God’s worshipers and admitted adultery with two women,”

Alternative medicine is fine if the spice is right

Alternative medicine is fine if the spice is rightIbrahim Saleh would be the first to admit that there was time when he was not the most popular of men.
His services were much in demand. Young Emirati boys, sent as household messengers, might arrive at any hour of the day or night.

Archaeologist says 28,000-year-old Aboriginal rock art found in cave oldest in Australia

 Archaeologist says 28,000-year-old Aboriginal rock art found in cave oldest in AustraliaAn archaeologist says he found the oldest piece of rock art in Australia and one of the oldest in the world: an Aboriginal work created 28,000 years ago in an Outback cave.
The dating of one of the thousands of images in the Northern Territory rock shelter known as Nawarla Gabarnmang will be published in the next edition of the Journal of Archaeological Science.

Psychic storm over shaman fees

Psychic storm over shaman feesHe's a self-proclaimed medicine man who calls himself Laughing Bear – but his shaman rivals are far from amused.
Karys Woodcock, 65, who is legally changing his name to LBear, was raised in England. He says his father had Crow Indian heritage, which entitles him to be a shaman – a spiritual healer or medicine man.