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Interview With Actor Gabriel Byrne

Jill Rachel Jacobs | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jill Rachel Jacobs

Byrne, best known as the sympathetic therapist Paul Weston in HBO's series In Treatment and movie The Usual Suspects, shared his views on the importance of storytelling and why we're more similar to the Viking culture than we may realize.

Spiritual Sex: Quechua Wisdom

Linda E. Savage | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

I have just returned from Peru and there is so much to share about my two weeks in this incredibly beautiful country. However, what I really want to write about is a bit of what I learned about their cosmologies.

Shamanic Initiation and the Legacy of Suffering

Kelley Harrell | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Now when I'm greeted with trauma, instead of probing it as failure on my path, I accept it for the initiation that it is; thus, I accept my power in choosing how to move through it.

Hospital’s New Policy Welcomes Role of Hmong Shamans

New York Times | PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

At Mercy Medical Center in Merced, where roughly four patients a day are Hmong from northern Laos, healing includes more than IV drips, syringes and b...

Toward 2012

Daniel Pinchbeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Daniel Pinchbeck

What might our society gain from the legitimate use and study of psychedelics if their benefits, as well as risks, were well understood and articulated?

Priests on the Stakes

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Video from CNN: And oddly, this update from a Russian press agency, which does work for the government : "MOSCOW, October 30 (RIA Novosti) - Hi...

Taiwan's 21st Century Shamans: Private Practices, Text Messaging Clients

nytimes.com | JONATHAN ADAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After 10 minutes of drum-beating and incense-burning by her assistants, Chang Yin donned a black, spotted robe and a pointed hat. She picked up a fan ...