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Remains of Bronze-Age Cultic Priestess Hold Surprise

Remains of Bronze-Age Cultic Priestess Hold SurpriseAn iconic Bronze Age girl who was buried in Denmark about 3,400 years ago came from a foreign land, a new analysis of her hair and teeth suggests. The Egtved girl was named after t... More

Aboriginal legends reveal ancient secrets to science

Aboriginal legends reveal ancient secrets to scienceScientists are beginning to tap into a wellspring of knowledge buried in the ancient stories of Australia's Aboriginal peoples. But the loss of indigenous languages could mean it i... More

South Africa: Gay Sangomas Demand Recognition

South Africa: Gay Sangomas Demand Recognitiont's hard being gay and a sangoma, traditional healer Michael Khumalo told a workshop organised as part of the Khumbulani Pride events in Cape Town last Thursday. The community did ... More

'Curanderismo' is spiritual form of healing rising in popularity

Curanderismo. is a mystical, spiritual form of folk healing, rooted in strong religious faith. Curanderos claim, despite everything modern medicine can cure, a growing number of pe... More

Exploring modern Korea in ancient trappings

Exploring modern Korea in ancient trappings  Beneath its ultramodern facade, Korea is a country with all the trappings of shamanism and Confucianism, a new book says. In “Contemporary Korean Culture: the Persistence of Sha... More

Many Native American Communities Struggle With Effects Of Heroin Use

Many Native American Communities Struggle With Effects Of Heroin UseA decade ago, Ken Lewis almost lost his arm to an intravenous (IV) drug addiction. Twice he developed cysts in his veins that exploded in the hospital. When he came out of surgery ... More

How an American NGO Worker Became an In-Demand Shaman in Cambodia

How an American NGO Worker Became an In-Demand Shaman in CambodiaWhen praying mantis aliens tell you to quit your job and become a soothsayer, sometimes you follow their orders. At least that’s what one woman here in Phnom Penh did earlier thi... More

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Wisdom Keeper of The Month

Kogi Shamans

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The Kogi base their lifestyles on their belief in "Aluna" or "The Great Mother," their creator figure, whom they believe is the force behind nature. The Kogi understand the Earth to
be a living being, and see humanity as its "children." They say that our actions of exploitation, devastation, and plundering for resources is weakening "The Great Mother" and leading to our destruction.

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Book of The Month

Sapo In My Soul The Matses Frog Medicine

By Peter Gorman

Sapo In My Soul The Matses Frog Medicine by Peter GormanThe story of the Western world's discovery of the powerful Matsés frog medicine known as Sapo or Kambo. Part memoir, adventure story, magical mystery tour, jungle jaunt and documentary,Sapo In My
Soul is an essential guidebook to using the medicine traditionally. With over two dozen photos as well as stories and information on sapo's sister medicine nü-nü, Sapo In My Soul is a power-packed ride into uncharted terrain.

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Film of The Month

Magical Death

By Napoleon Chagnon

Magical Death  by Napoleon ChagnonThis film is an exceptionally vivid portrayal of shamanic activity, as well as an exploration of the close connection between politics and shamanism in Yanomamo culture. Starring: Dedeheiwa

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