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Malaysian villagers offer prayers to end quake aftershocks

Malaysian villagers offer prayers to end quake aftershocksBorneo tribal shamans chanted age-old prayers yesterday in a ceremony in Malaysia aimed at soothing spirits and bringing an end to disturbing aftershocks from an earthquake that ki... More

Kennewick Man closely related to Native Americans

Kennewick Man closely related to Native AmericansDNA from the 8,500-year-old skeleton of an adult man found in 1996, in Washington, is more closely related to Native American populations than to any other population in the world,... More

Shaman performs ritual and sacrifice to appease spirits of Mount Kinabalu

Shaman performs ritual and sacrifice to appease spirits of Mount KinabaluAncient prayers were chanted while buffaloes were slaughtered in a Kadazandusun ritual to appease the spirits of Mount Kinabalu, two weeks after an earthquake killed 18 people ther... More

Elders treat ills with mind-body medicine, native healing traditions

Elders treat ills with mind-body medicine, native healing traditionsThe women sat in a circle — their eyes closed and their ears tuned into the soothing voice of Donna La Chapelle.“Soft,” she coached, as the handful of mostly American Indian women ... More

Interview: Bath photographer Heidi Laughton's two-year Native American experience (Spirit Hawk Eye)

Interview: Bath photographer Heidi LaughtonAs a young girl danced alone ceremoniously around a fire, surrounded by people stamping their feet, banging drums and chanting ritualistically, photographer Heidi Laughton looked o... More

Amazonian Tribe Creates First Encyclopedia of Indigenous Medicine

Amazonian Tribe Creates First Encyclopedia of Indigenous MedicineIn the farthest reaches of the Amazon rainforest, the last remaining elder shamans of the Matsés tribe came together in a quest to save their ancestral knowledge from the precipice... More

Remains of Bronze-Age Cultic Priestess Hold Surprise

Remains of Bronze-Age Cultic Priestess Hold SurpriseAn iconic Bronze Age girl who was buried in Denmark about 3,400 years ago came from a foreign land, a new analysis of her hair and teeth suggests. The Egtved girl was named after t... More

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Wisdom Keeper of The Month

Manuel Calazacón

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Respected shaman, from the Calazacón dynasty of the tsachilas tribe who live in the Centro Cultural Aldea Colorada, in the Peripa commune. They are the guardians of the forest, of about
40 hectares and that is located in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas.

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Book of The Month

Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing

By Daniel Foor

Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing  by Daniel FoorA practical guide to connecting with your ancestors for personal, family, and cultural healing. Provides exercises and rituals to help you initiate contact with your ancestors, find ancestral guides, and assist
the dead who are not yet at peace. Explains how to safely engage in lineage repair work by connecting with your more ancient ancestors before relating with the recently deceased. Explores how your ancestors can help you transform intergenerational legacies of pain and abuse and reclaim the positive spirit of the family

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Film of The Month

CrazyWise

By Phil Borges & Kevin Tomlinson

CrazyWise by Phil Borges & Kevin TomlinsonCrazy…or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a ‘calling’ to grow or just a ‘broken brain’? The documentary CRAZYWISE
explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience.

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