After a journey of 4.9 billion miles the Cassini Orbiter has disappeared into the object of its obsession, the planet Saturn. The story of how the first launch got scrubbed begins with a thunderstorm shaking a tin shack on a Sioux reservation in early October 1997.
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With Her many devotees among society's dispossessed, Santa Muerte, Saint or Holy
drawn the ire of orthodoxies both religious and legal. Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut's new book is one of the first academic studies in
English of this complex and controversial figure. He was kind enough to provide some insight into this fast
growing devotional tradition.
Many indigenous healing rites begin with a prayer dedicating the healing to all people. When one person heals, a way, a camino, is opened for others to heal the same wound. In the upcoming documentary film Yarindin, a band of
warriors journey deep into the jungle to heal their souls, to heal war, with
indigenous plant medicine.
I had always dreamed of writing full time, but instead of being able to delve in with
complete focus, I developed a pattern of procrastination and
self-loathing. There was something missing. A voice was whispering, just beyond my
hearing. Then I had a cathartic realization
that there really are doors of perception.