The Ethnobotanist and the Shaman

The Ethnobotanist and the Shaman
An ethnobotanist by profession and idealist by avocation, Dr. Mark Plotkin has enough credentials and media appearances to boost anybody’s ego. Plotkin is president of the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT), Research Associate for the Smithsonian Institution’s...

Modern Day Shamanism in Hawaii

Modern Day Shamanism in Hawaii
-By Serge Kahili King “You look more modern than I thought you’d be,” said the visitor as we sat in my comfortable living room overlooking the ocean that surrounds the island of Kaua’i. He glanced at my large screen TV, the VCR, and the Tabora...

In the Land of the Lotus Eaters

In the Land of the Lotus Eaters
-By Patricia Leigh Brown For native Hawaiians, u-pick-’em waterfalls and remote red sand beaches are not sybaritic water parks. They are part of an ancient land division system called ahupuaa, in which nature’s resources are cared for and harvested in...

Preserving Tribal Cultures

Preserving Tribal Cultures
-By Jean-Pierre Dutilleaux For the past 25 years I have traveled all over the globe to meet the last few tribes that are still living on the fringe of the modern world. This long ‘tribal journey’ has taken me to some of the most remote places on Earth. It...
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