The Discovery of Shangri-La, the Fountain of Youth, and the World’s Oldest Man

Guest Post by Peter Klika This story begins in the spring of 1989 when I received a letter from the Chinese Mountaineering Association which opened: “No road, no map, many wild animals, much danger there.” The letter ended with the magic words I was looking for: “You have our permission to go, but you also… Continue reading The Discovery of Shangri-La, the Fountain of Youth, and the World’s Oldest Man

Witchcraft & Sorcery: Elements of Everyday Life in Traditional Cultures

By Mary Kay Seales Poor Westerners. We grow up in a culture devoid of magic. Everything is based on what can be seen and what can be touched. Magic is for children in the backyard, wearing a red cape and waving a plastic wand from Fred Meyer. We are so unaware that in many places,… Continue reading Witchcraft & Sorcery: Elements of Everyday Life in Traditional Cultures