Shamanism exhibit at Quintana Galleries

Shamanism exhibit at Quintana GalleriesThis is the carving Catcher of Souls, by John Hudson. Hudson has three carved pieces hanging in Quintana Galleries for the "shamanism: between the human and the spirit world" exhibit.

Ceremony flags bid to close gap

Ceremony flags bid to close gap For those of you who don't know, NAIDOC Week is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of indigenous Australians.

To kick off celebrations in Toowoomba, a Flag Raising Ceremony was held on Sunday at Village Green.

Credo Mutwa on Barack Obama

Credo Mutwa on Barack ObamaThe Zulu shaman, or sanusi, Credo Mutwa, has written a poem to express his thoughts on what he sees as the true nature of Barack Obama and the agenda for Africa and the world that he represents.

"An actor walks upon the floodlit stage of life
wearing a mask of an angel beneath a demon's gown.
Pretence smiles upon the crowded hall of life
holding out hope as bright as it is false.
Son of a woman in whose veins flows the blood
of ancient Ireland and dark Africa's plains.
You are Obama, nick-named the standing king

Benefit Fundraiser for Auntie Nahi Guzman

Benefit Fundraiser for Auntie Nahi GuzmanAuntie Nahi Guzman has touched many hearts from around the world with her spirit of Aloha, sharing her wisdom and knowledge of unconditional love. She has been recently diagnosed with terminal cancer.

As a Kapuna, Reverend, Kumu, Shaman and Medicine woman she has both taught and healed many in the ancient practices of Hawaiian and North American Indian traditions, including lomi lomi, Ho’oponono, shamanism and the ancient Hawaiian Huna traditions. Raised on Maui, Nahi started doing healing work at the age of 4 learning from her grandmother, Ambrosia, her first teacher. She has been a pillar of the Hawaiian community for the past 30 years.

Insights into Hmong culture

Insights into Hmong cultureIt was a no-cost chance to learn about the culture, religion, and communication of the Hmong people, as well as how the Hmong community approaches health care and end-of-life issues. The bring-your-own-lunch workshop took place June 25 at HospiceCare, Inc. and featured speakers Leon Bernido and Charles Vue. The presenters reviewed the history of the Hmong people, discussed values and beliefs Hmong people hold regarding health, and shared personal insights on how Hmong people view death and dying.