Ayahuasca in Peru: Mysterious and Magical Medicine

Ayahuasca in Peru: Mysterious and Magical Medicinen the Amazon rainforest there grows a vine called ayahuasca (which translates to "vine of the soul"). When the vine is mixed with certain leaves and cooked into a (foul-tasting) tea, it becomes a hallucinogenic medicine with unbelievable effects. An ayahuasca experience is often described as 10 years of therapy condensed into a single night.

Archaeologists Discover 9,000 Year-Old Talisman Meteorite That Was Worshipped By Primitive People

Archaeologists Discover 9,000 Year-Old Talisman Meteorite That Was Worshipped By Primitive PeopleA meteorite fragment dating back 9,000 years was discovered in a shaman's hut by archaeologists, leading to speculation that it was worshipped as a magical object, UK MailOnline reported. Since prehistoric Stone Age humans witnessed the talisman fall from space, it had gained a status of being from another world.

Planetís strongest shamans gather in Tuva for landmark festival

Planetís strongest shamans gather in Tuva for landmark festivalThe most powerful shamans from Sweden, Greenland, Mexico, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, South Korea, and Kazakhstan have arrived in the Republic of Tuva in southern Siberia for a new international festival devoted to shamanic culture. Besides participants from abroad, the Call of 13 Shamans festival has attracted shamans from four of Russiaís regions.

Nigerian official warns pastors and healers to stop making false Ebola-cure claims

Nigerian official warns pastors and healers to stop making false Ebola-cure claimsAfrican governments are doubling down on efforts to contain the widening Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which also involves combating rumors and falsehoods about the disease. In Nigeria, there has been only one confirmed Ebola death: A Liberian man traveling through the Lagos airport collapsed, then succumbed to the virus.

Two spirits, one struggle: The front lines of being First Nations and gay

Two spirits, one struggle: The front lines of being First Nations and gayShortly after coming out, dancer Tyler-Alan Jacobs was beaten so badly that his right eye was dislodged and the side of his face was caved in.
Jacobs woke up in the hospital to the sight of his father leaving the room; his father couldnít bear to look at him.