Revitalize inner space

Revitalize inner spaceSince ancient times, people have used various forms of energetic space clearing to remove residual stagnant energies which can build up in living, working, and other spaces. While our homes and offices can provide a wonderful respite in which we can live, play, create, and rest, it is important to occasionally take time to revitalize rooms by clearing out the “stuck” energies that accumulate.

US medicine man acknowledges killing an eagle

US medicine man acknowledges killing an eagleA Native American medicine man faces prison and steep fines for killing and plucking bald eagles in violation of U.S. law.
Martin Aguilar, 47, entered guilty pleas Wednesday to the unlawful taking and the unlawful possession of a bald eagle, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Mexico.

Shamans and indigenous spiritual leaders unite in Malibu

Shamans and indigenous spiritual leaders unite in MalibuJust north of Los Angeles on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean is a special piece of ancient tribal land. Prehistoric artifacts and burials indicate that occupation occurred there as early as 6000 BC. It was this primeval site on a crisp October night recently where the Wishtoyo Foundation and the Chumash people, in cooperation with the Amazon Conservation Team, held “A Summit of Indigenous Spiritual Leaders.”

Don’t shut the door on nature’s own pharmacy

Don’t shut the door on nature’s own pharmacyVancouver physician Gabor Maté – the subject of a recent CBC documentary on his use of the Amazonian plant medicine ayahuasca to treat addicts – has drawn the wrath of Health Canada. Facing threats of criminal prosecution if he didn’t stop immediately, Dr. Maté has complied, of course. But he has said he will seek an exemption to continue with his treatments.

Beyond tangerines and palm trees: Jeju's unique culture

Beyond tangerines and palm trees: JejuEvery culture, by definition, is unique, and especially so is that of Jeju Island, a volcanic tourist attraction off the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula.
Jeju's culture has developed over thousands of years as a result of its people's relationship with nature, animistic religion and mythology.
The first place in the world to receive UNESCO designations in all three natural science categories, Jeju has its cultural foundation in the animistic belief among its people that the island is home to 18,000 gods.