Ceremony purges White House of evil spirits

Ceremony purges White House of evil spiritsOn Monday, January 19th at 6:00 pm, hundreds gathered at Dupont Circle for this frivolous, yet remarkable, ceremony. A shaman was there to perform the ceremony. Rabbi Sharon Klein delivered the invocation. Together with organizer, Kate Clinton, they took on the gargantuan task of cleansing the White House of evil spirits.

Ask the Workplace Shaman

Ask the Workplace ShamanIn the course of my career as a management consultant, I've come to see my role as resembling that of a shaman.

The shaman or medicine man/woman traditionally provided healing in the community, incorporating the mind, body and spirit. Organizational-effectiveness consulting involves an element of healing and raising corporate consciousness. Different aspects of the organization, such as plans and strategies (mind,) structure and processes (body), and culture and employee morale (spirit), are part of a complex organism requiring a holistic approach.

Optimism over Obama expressed around the globe

Optimism over Obama expressed around the globeA dozen faith healers danced, shook rattles, blew smoke and chanted the new president's name while throwing flower petals and coca leaves at his photograph. The Andean ritual is known as Jatun Sonjo, or "Big Heart," in the Quechua language. "In ancient times, it was one of the rituals dedicated to Inca and pre-Inca rulers," lead shaman Juan Osco said. "Today we dedicate it from Peru to Obama because he is the first black president and his heart is big for the whole world."

One Green Year: What You Can Do Today

One Green Year: What You Can Do TodayYou could decide to lose weight—again—or this year you could resolve to lighten the load you leave on the planet. To help, we’ve outlined a series of small changes that add up to big results and divvied them up by time frame—tasks you can complete today, in the next week, during the next month and over the course of the next year. Breaking your efforts into smaller, more manageable tasks isn’t a cop-out: By following this plan, each small step adds up to changes that will benefit the health of the planet—and, yes, even your own health—immediately and in years to come.

Seasonal Shamanistic Ritual Greets New Year

Seasonal Shamanistic Ritual Greets New YearTraditionally, people in Hwanghae Province, now part of North Korea used to hold a shamanistic ritual at home to pray for a good harvest and peace and pay respect to their ancestors every first month of the year.

Called ``cheolmurigut'' or ``jaesugut'' usually performed in the region from Jan. 1 to 15, the ritual was thought of as a seasonal feast that all participants could join in.