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Smoking a joint with 94-year-old who lived to see marijuana legalized

Colombia, Destinations, Lifestyle

“We will go to visit a friend.” Christian was leading the way through the bushy wilderness on the bank of the river Magdalena. San Augustin village in the department of Huila is one of the popular tourists attractions of Colombia. The UNESCO protected Archaeological Park contains mysterious indigenous megalithic sculptures built most probably in 50–400 A.D. As no written information was found, no one know the actual purpose of these sculptures or who built them. Some say that magic is still alive here. But who knows…

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Hermit of Sierra Nevada: Sustainable lifestyle or why electricity is overrated?

Colombia, Lifestyle, Nature

Sierra Nevada, located on the Carribean coast of Colombia, is considered to be the highest coastal mountains in the world. The local indigenous Kogi people claim it to be the spiritual heart of the world. One of the most spectacular glimpses of Sierra’s snow peaks you can get from a place called Cerro Kennedy – at the altitude of around 2500 m and very very early in the morning when the clouds break for just a couple of hours to unveil all the beauty. Cerro Kennedy is aproximately 8 hours walk from mountain village called Minca. We were on our way to the top, when we met a hermit, living alone in the mountains. He shared with us his unconventional ideas about life.

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Temazcal ceremony in Mexico: Meeting the Indigenous Healer

Culture, Mexico, Spirituality

“Ask people for directions. We will have a ceremony of Temazcal. Don’t try to find the place yourself, it is in the middle of the forest…” was the message from the friends, who me and Arturas were supposed to meet in a Mexican mountain village, in the central Oaxaca. The car ride left us by the road. The mountain breeze was chilly. Aligned along the only street, souvenir shops were inviting with the colourful pictures of mushrooms. Most likely, the pride of the village. What is all that Temazcal ceremony about? I had a strong suspicion that mushrooms might be involved in all of that…

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Wisdom of the Shaman: What Death can teach about Life?
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Wisdom of the Shaman: What Death can teach about Life?

Mexico, Spirituality

What plagues have infected the modern minds? Why the dead are the ones to teach us something about life? What we can learn from our ancestors about validity of time and constant impermanence of our existence? After many years reading Carlos Castaneda’s books about Mexican shamans, I was dreaming of finding my own Juan Matus in the vast and magical land of Mexico. The right path lead me and I was high in the mountains, in the Mexican healer’s stable with hanging goat skins and horns. He was about to perform one of his rustic healings.

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