Witches in the Holy Land

Witches in the Holy Land Shamanism – once the realm of the taboo practices of primitive peoples from the jungles of South America, Africa and Asia – is finding acceptance in the modern Western world. Although shamanic practice can vary among different cultures, in general, shamans play a key role in the societies in which they are revered, using their powers to intercede between the human world and the spirit world to heal an individual and to create harmony on earth.

Gay sangomas are not un-African: study

Gay sangomas are not un-African: studyGay sangomas are not un-African, rather they hold an important place in cultural tradition, a new study suggests. A practising sangoma and graduate student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Lindiwe Mkasi, has published a study which challenges the traditionally-held belief homosexuality is “un-African”.

I'm A Celebrity, Get Me In Here! David Beckham and his best friend prove to be forest fans...

IFormer footballer David Beckham has paid a visit to the Yanomami tribe in Brazil as part of a new TV documentary.
The 38-year-old football icon was joined by one of his closest friends Dave Gardner on a trip to the Brazilian jungle to film a special documentary, which follows the friends exploring and experiencing the isolation of the Brazilian rainforest.
David and his friends travelled over 5,000 miles from London to South America, to experience life in the Amazon rainforest to discover the 'real Brazil'.

Two-spirit: Beyond sex and gender

Two-spirit: Beyond sex and genderLGBT: it’s an arrangement of letters that many of us have seen before, but for those who are unfamiliar with it, the acronym stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. As an acronym adopted by what was formerly known simply as the gay community, its purpose has been to acknowledge and highlight the diversity within this self-actualizing community. Since the 1990s, the number of letters has steadily increased and now includes, but is not limited to, LGBTQQIP2SAA. The “2S,”

NASO powwow unites tribes, traditions

NASO powwow unites tribes, traditionsSeated in a circle, men chant lyrics and drum rhythms in remarkable unison, echoing ancestors who did the same thing centuries before. People of all ages wearing colorful shawls and headdresses march around them, socializing with one another while performing to spectators seated in folding chairs outside the circle.
This circle of friends is not closed. In fact, it is open to everyone.