Indigenous ceremonies help to empower women in their search for a Spiritual life

Indigenous ceremonies help to empower women in their search for a Spiritual lifeHua Anwa was a typical American girl with dedicated, loving parents. Raised in a strictly Catholic home, she was drawn to the ceremonial trappings each service offered. But there was something missing in her spiritual life, and in her late teens she set out to find it.
Her studies took her on a long journey through metaphysics, Eastern religions, Pagan and Wiccan practices.

A Spiritual Tourist in Peru

A Spiritual Tourist in PeruMore travelers seeking a vacation that gives them a spiritual boost are making pilgrimages to holy Incan sites and spending time with shamans in the magical mountains of Peru.
In the past two years spiritual tourism has boomed in the South American country, according to guides and tour operators in the region outside of the World Heritage site, Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incans.

Sangoma's house set alight

SangomaA group of Gugulethu residents burnt a house belonging to a female sangoma who stayed in the same yard with an alleged child killer in the Cape Town township, police said.Firefighters arrived around noon on Wednesday and extinguished the fire after the house was badly damaged, spokesman Warrant Officer November Filander said.


EXPLORING EPICS IN S.F.A couple of years ago, Michael Santoro, artistic director of the San Francisco World Music Festival, found himself in a small room in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, with a manaschi - a shamanic bard chosen by the Kyrgyz to tell his people's epic history.

Readers' tips: Best stone circles and megaliths

ReadersStanding stones offer some of the world's most fascinating, and mystifying, tourist sights. Been there readers let us in on their favourites, from Orkney to South Korea