In October Kevin and I traveled to Brazil to learn about the Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals, where spiritual healers work alongside the psychiatrists and psychologists. In Brazil, mental health care that integrates Spiritism is a strong preference among the people.
Posts Tagged: Spirituality
Over the last few weeks we have been spending a lot of time getting to know the community at SoulFood Books. Sadly during this time Adam’s mother passed away from cancer.
The research and development of this film started simply with a desire to learn more about meditation. In this case I started interviewing individuals who claimed that meditation had made an important difference in their lives.
Adam’s last couple of months in Ron’s garage haven’t been without its challenges. Ron had just moved in with his girlfriend Melanie a month before and decided to let Adam stay in the garage, even though Ron had planned to use the space to start writing about his time in Iraq.
In July of 2001 I traveled to Pakistan to visit a small group of animists called the Kalash. I was told that the most powerful of the three remaining Kalash Dehars (Shaman) was at a mountain camp where he spends the summer herding his goats.
In November of ’99 I made a trip to the headwaters of the Amazon in Ecuador’s Northern Oriente as part of my series on indigenous people and their spiritual mediators—the people we in the west refer to as Shamans.
Next my exploration of shamanism and culture brought me to the small village of Daerga, on the Amu River of Siberia. My guide, Nadia, explained to me that all of the shaman in this area are older women, one of which is 87 yr. old Lindsa.
Another profound experience I had with Shaman happened in Northern Kenya while I was photographing the Samburu tribe. While I was there my guide let me know that many of the villagers mentioned that their “predictor”
The Buddhists, Hindus, Jains and Bonpo regard the sacred Mount Kailash as the heart of the world. One full circumambulation around the thirty-two mile trail around the mountain is said to erase the sins of a lifetime. Pilgrims on this kora will leave cherished personal items behind like a piece of clothing, a braid of… Read more »
One of the things that amazed me as I traveled through what was formally Kham and Amdo on the Tibetan Plateau was the amount of new construction at many of the Tibetan Monasteries. It was not only the amount of new construction but the size and quality of the new monasteries and prayer halls that… Read more »