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Renowned Shaman's Death by Snakebite Exposes Health Care Crisis in Amazon

Renowned ShamanNative communities in Brazil’s far western Amazon region have been shaken by the loss of a highly respected shaman, whose death from a snakebite has underscored the precarious stat... More

Amazon Land Battle Pits Indigenous Villagers Against Might of Ecuador State

Amazon Land Battle Pits Indigenous Villagers Against Might of Ecuador StateMilitary drones and police helicopters circle above the Shuar indigenous village of El Tink, an Amazonian community in Ecuador where a high-profile dispute against a Chinese copper... More

Fighting for Their Lives, Indigenous People Rise Up Around the World

Fighting for Their Lives, Indigenous People Rise Up Around the World Deep inside the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest, Native women are rising up, more than 3,000 miles south of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.... More

Standing Rock Protesters to Lead Washington DC March Urging Donald Trump to Discuss Indigenous Right

Standing Rock Protesters to Lead Washington DC March Urging Donald Trump to Discuss Indigenous RightStanding Rock protesters are heading to the US capital for four days of demonstrations against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline and to raise awareness of other issues... More

Ancient Indigenous Communities Shaped the Amazon Landscape

Ancient Indigenous Communities Shaped the Amazon LandscapeAccording to a new study, published this Thursday in the journal Science, many of the forests, gardens, and landscapes of the Amazon in South America were shaped by human hand, as ... More

Pope Francis Defends Indigenous Peoples' Rights to Their Ancestral Lands

Pope Francis Defends Indigenous PeoplesVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands, a view that conflicts w... More

Honduras: Indigenous Leader José Santos Sevilla Assassinated

Honduras: Indigenous Leader José Santos Sevilla AssassinatedSevilla has been assassinated by armed gunmen in his home in Montaña de la Flor, north of the capital. Santos Sevilla was the leader of the indigenous Tolupan people, who are fight... More

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Wisdom Keeper of The Month

Mongush Borakhovitch Kenin-Lopsan

Mongush Borakhovitch Kenin-Lopsan by

Born in Chash-Tal, Tuva, is a writer, poet, historian, archaeologist and famous shamanism researcher living in Kyzyl, the capital of Tuva, Russian Federation. His grandparents/parents were nomads, cattle breeders, herders, blacksmiths
as well as storytellers and shamans. He studied philology at Leningrad University and received a Master's degree in 'Eastern Sciences'. Back in Tuva he served as a teacher and as an editor for a publishing company in Tuva. For his research on shamanism he was persecuted during Sovjet times; his grandmother shamaness Kuular Khandyshap died after being imprisoned in a Gulag for 15 years.

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Book of The Month

The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies

By Howard G. Charing (Author), Stephan V. Beyer (Foreword)

The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies by  Howard G. Charing (Author), Stephan V. Beyer (Foreword)A story of awakening to remarkable shamanic powers, teachings, and techniques. Describes the author’s work with plant spirits, entheogen such as ayahuasca, and indigenous shamans during his 20 years of fieldwork
in the Peruvian Amazon. Explores the practice of soul retrieval and shamanic work with feathers, stones, and sound. Includes techniques for exploring non-ordinary reality, exercises for expanding sensory perception, and practices to open your creative artistic visionary potential

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Film of The Month

Serpent And The Sun Tales of an Aztec Apprentice

By Shaahin Cheyene

Serpent And The Sun Tales of an Aztec Apprentice by Shaahin Cheyene Tachi is 21 and has lived below the poverty line all of his life. He is a member of the Revolutionary Zapatista Collective in Mexico City. He is searching for his
roots. Ehe is a 52nd Generation medicine man and traditional healer from the Tetzkatlipoka Tradition of Darkness. Through a series of extraordinary circumstances, the two meet. Things will never be the same. Extraordinary and inventive, Serpent and the Sun was filmed on a month-long journey through Mexico. This riveting Hybrid Documentary explores the roots of an Aztec medicine man and his apprentice while trekking through the mountains of rural Mexico. This powerful, visual feast combines dreamlike panoramic landscapes with heart-warming stories. Join the journey as we trace the adventures of this unlikely duo as they travel on a journey of epic proportions.

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