Healing rituals and bad spirits on a Philippine island
Siquijor Islanders gather earth and dust to use in rituals to protect their homes
Siquijor is one of more than 7,000 islands in the Philippines - it has tropical sun, white sand and an azure sea, but it is also famous for witchcraft.
How do you go about looking for a witch?
EAL DE CATORCE, Mexico -- They came by the hundreds from the Western Sierra Madre, native Wixarika or Huichol people on a spiritual quest, seeking to consult with the spirits of their ancestors and of the land where their world began. They came in their ceremonial dress, colorfully embroidered with their sacred symbols of the deer, the eagle and the peyote. They came with offerings they had fashioned from beads and gourds and candle wax, offerings they had made precious with their love and their prayers, as their forebears had done for centuries.Psychedelic Anesthetic Helps Treat Depression
A number of recent studies have demonstrated the potent, quick-acting and long-lasting antidepressant effects of the dissociative anesthetic ketamine, a legal prescription drug that has been approved by the FDA as a surgical anesthetic. Ketamine is also popular as a recreational drug, due to its euphoric and psychedelic properties.Haskell Students Speak Out About Protecting the Wakarusa Wetlands Read more:http://indiancountrytod
Jessica Lackey, Cherokee, and Millicent Pepion, Navajo and Blackfeet, are members of the Wetlands Preservation Organization (WPO), a plaintiff in the South Lawrence Trafficway (SLT) case. They were present on January 19 when the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments for and against the thoroughfare.
Uyghurs are Turkic-speaking Asians who live mainly in western China. Their history has been interwoven with that of China since they rose to prominence in the eighth century, when they established their first true state in Mongolia. Relations between the Chinese and the Uyghurs were never entirely comfortable, however, and the Chinese considered them a barbarian people.