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  • culture healing shamanism

    The Power of Despacho Ceremonies

    The Q’ero, a Quechua-speaking indigenous people of south central Peru, believe that everything in nature is animate and in the concept of ayni, or reciprocity.  Andeans practice this principle within their communities, as well…

    September 20, 2017
  • culture shamanism

    In Perfect Balance

    Those of us who have been walking our spiritual paths for many moons understand the significance of the equinox as a cosmic-spiritual event, the equal duration of day and night, as a time for…

    September 20, 2017
  • culture interviews news

    New: The Jewelry of Hypknotica

    Our roots are in Metro Detroit. And, if you haven’t heard, Detroit is booming with talented artists and creatives. In one of our neighborhoods, Ferndale, there is a market known as The Rust Belt.…

    June 21, 2017
  • buddhist culture incense

    Tibetan Incense

    When you hear the phrase “Tibetan Incense,” it could be referring to any number of incense types made mostly in Buddhist communes in the Indian and Chinese Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Japan, Taiwan and parts…

    March 17, 2017
  • culture news

    The Promise of the Amazon

    It wasn’t the kind of a job path advancement one might expect.  She had a dream:  to work as a wildlife rehabilitator.  She had three choices:  Mexico, Africa or Peru. She chose Peru. This…

    January 24, 2017