Anambra's Kolanut Crisis

AnambraIf you present a kolanut to Anambra State's governorship aspirants today, a war may break out over who should break it for them to eat. If Chris Ngige tries to cite his traditional title of Onwa (the moon that shines for all) as giving him precedence over his co-contestants, Soludo may upstage him and say that Ngige's onwaness is limited to the community that gave him the title; and that he, Soludo, is a first class graduate and a professor. Governor Peter Obi may turn to Ngige and say:>>>

Peruvian shamans' 2010 predictions

Peruvian shamansPeruvian faith-healers have gathered in Lima to predict the fortunes in 2010 of world leaders and celebrities, ranging from US President Barack Obama to football player Diego Maradona.

The shamans prayed for a better understanding among the Latin American nations. They performed rituals with the pictures of well-known figures, and wished them good luck for the entering year. The ceremony is normally performed each year at the San Cristobal hill behind the Presidential Palace in Lima.>>>

Music for Fertility The music of the ethnic Tai relates closely to the worship of agriculture-relate

Music for Fertility The music of the ethnic Tai relates closely to the worship of agriculture-relateThe ethnic Tais are a group of indigenous people of Southeast Asia whose town units, muang or principalities are said to date back 5,000 years. At present, some 90 million ethnic Tais live across the region and can be divided into 80 groups. They speak various forms of the Tai language, which, similar to their culture and music, is thousands of years old.>>>

Origins of Christmas

Origins of ChristmasRe: "Of course it's about Christ," by Sharon Gose, Letters/Dec. 20.

The letter in question demonstrates how utterly clueless some Christians are about the origins of so-called Christian holidays and customs. Dec. 25 is also the birth of Mithra the Persian sun god, which is Pagan in origin. Dec. 25 was chosen by the Catholic church to coincide with the Pagan pre-Christian Yule [yo'l -- old Norse], solstice celebrations in Northern Europe on or around Dec. 21.>>>

Medicine Wheel Helps Natives Cope with Diabetes

Medicine Wheel Helps Natives Cope with DiabetesSouth Dakota State University research showed an intervention strategy based on the Native American spiritual concept of the Medicine Wheel brought positive changes for diabetics.>>>