Faith healer turns 101 this weekend

Faith healer turns 101 this weekendDESPITE his age, a faith healer who will turn 101 years old on Jan. 8 has vowed n to stop healing people who come to him for help.
He explained that some illnesses involving bad spirits cannot be cured by modern medicine.
Sun.Star Cebu revisited Egino Casas Peñas, or Tatay Pino, in his house in Maghaway, Talisay City where he has lived since July 2010.

They're Singing Your Song

TheyWhen a woman in a certain African tribe knows
she is pregnant, she goes out into the wilderness
with a few friends and together they pray and
meditate until they hear the song of the child.
They recognize that every soul has its own vibration
that expresses its unique flavor and purpose. When
the women attune to the song, they sing it out loud.
Then they return to the tribe and teach it to everyone

Why I gave up sex and drink - but not TV, Bruce Parry, interview

Why I gave up sex and drink - but not TV, Bruce Parry, interviewBruce Parry is smiling sympathetically. As we meet, before Christmas, Britain is in the grip of the “Big Freeze”. But he’s just back from Verkhoyansk, Siberia, where the mercury can dip to -76F (-60C) on a bad day. So please excuse him if he takes all this talk of “havoc” and “gridlock” with a teeny pinch of rock salt.

Tribal memory coming alive in new healing garden

Tribal memory coming alive in new healing gardenAscencion Solorsano de Cervantes was the last member of the Amah Mutsun tribe versed in the traditional ways of medicine. People from hundreds of miles away sought her care.
In the summer of 1929 at age 83, Solorsano, the last fluent speaker of the tribal language, and a longtime resident of Gilroy, Calif., felt death approaching. To prepare, she moved to her daughter's Monterey, Calif., home, bought a new black silk dress for burial and called her family close to say goodbye.

Year in Ideas: Unlocking the night's secrets

Year in Ideas: Unlocking the nightIt takes a certain type of boldness for a group of anthropologists to accuse their colleagues around the world of ignoring fully half of human experience.

But with their call for anthropology to “at last tackle ‘the other half of the world’” by launching a new field of study — nocturnity, or the role of the night in human affairs — that is just what ten mostly French scholars have done in a leading journal.