The Christmas tree is not just pagan, it may be a fundamental symbol of the enduring spirit of human life. How Far Do Those Branches Stretch Back Christmas trees decorate so many of our public and private spaces at this time of year. But the many rituals, big and small, which take place around this […]
The Maya respect for time depicts each person as a biological individual or member of a legacy and as an element of time cycles. A person is not only a singular or individual sequential occurrence in a historical time line but an eternal protagonist embedded and participating in recurring events in vast cycles of time as well.
Ayahuasca tourism is part of a much wider spiritual ecology and political economy. Will the enlightened and the healed help the overwhelming fight against big companies eating up the rainforest and destroying the territorial survival of the very Shipibo communities from whom they are receiving so much benefit?