Russian Shamans Vote For First Nationwide Leader

Russian Shamans Vote For First Nationwide LeaderMOSCOW -- A flat in a 12-story building in Tekstilschiki, an industrial Moscow suburb, is an unlikely place for an election headquarters -- and an even unlikelier one for the hub of a shaman election.

But this is where Shonchalai Khovenmei, whose grandmother was a shaman in Khakasia, a region in eastern Siberia, has joined forces with Moscow shaman Olard Dikson to organize the election for the post of Russia’s chief shaman.

The powerful rain men of Bali

The powerful rain men of BaliBali's spirit world is alive and well, traveling into the future alongside instant communications, Mars probes and moon tourism.
In modern Bali no major event is left to the risk of a wash out in the wet season; events here are still under the protective umbrella of the rain men of Bali, the pawang hujan.>>>>

‘Fall Out Boy’ to call on voodoo man to banish curse

‘Fall Out Boy’ to call on voodoo man to banish cursePop punk band Fall Out Boy have decided to call on a shaman for their current U.S. tour to banish a curse that has been plaguing them. The band have been running into a number of bad incidents on their current road trip, including several injuries to crewmembers, technical glitches, and a bout of severe food poisoning.>>>>

Laos Army Targets Hmong Christian, Shaman Believers in Thailand

Laos Army Targets Hmong Christian, Shaman Believers in Thailand"Colonel Bounloune, a Laos Peoples Army officer, has been secretly posted to Ban Huay Nam Khao refugee detention center in Thailand with the support of Thai Third Army commanders, where he has overseen the forced closing of Lao Hmong Protestant Christian and Catholic house churches as well as Hmong animist shrines," said Philip Smith, of the CPPA.>>>>

Russian vote for "supreme shaman" splits community

Russian vote for "supreme shaman" splits communityRussia's first election for a supreme shaman has provoked uproar in the community of magical healers who are revered by Siberian tribes for their ability to mediate with the spiritual world.
The organizers of the Internet vote say a top shaman would serve in a similar way to the Orthodox Patriarch or Supreme Mufti and help raise the profile of Russia's ethnic tribes after their wretched treatment at the hands of the Soviet authorities.>>>>