In the Upper Amazon, mestizos are the Spanish-speaking descendants of Hispanic colonizers and the indigenous peoples of the jungle. Some mestizos have migrated to Amazon towns and cities, such as Iquitos and Pucallpa; most remain in small villages, their houses perched on stilts on the shores of the rivers that are their primary means of travel...
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: I have to share this bit about our author, Stephan Beyer, here... as stated in the press release regarding his book, "An expertise in hallucinogens may not seem the most compelling resume builder for your average corporate litigator, but Stephan V. Beyer’s trajectory from a major Chicago law firm to his tenure as one of the world’s foremost experts on sacred plant medicine has been anything but average." If that doesn't pique your interest, I don't know what would. Stephan, thank you for letting us showcase Singing to the Plants on ATH.
Welcome to Paris, where an entire building is pulsing with lush green life and beauty.
Patrick Blanc is a groundbreaking botanist and designer that creates magical gardens out of building exteriors in urban areas.
Editor's Note from Michelle Gregg: Just imagine! The future could be cities filled with lush green life and colorful beauty, rather than just concrete jungles that sap our health. Flora growing up city building walls would provide a partial solution to air pollution..
One of the core beliefs that I touch upon in my book, Discovering and Living Your Soul’s Purpose, is that you are not responsible for other peoples emotional reactions, ever. Most people believe that they are and that breeds a society of victimhood, disempowered individuals who stay in a constant flux of emotional toxicity, leading to co-dependent unhealthy relationships. Sound familiar?...
Editor's Note from David Arenson: In 1991, Skye had a spiritual awakening which transformed her life. She was guided to go to Central America and ended up spending the next couple of years living in the jungle. She lived secluded in the mountains, surrounded by nature, monkeys, and incredible Morpho butterflies. It was there she discovered the essence of life, the truth of her being and the magnificent truth of nature.
Editor's Note from Tomasz Czepaitis: In the community of El Pital, a village in the jungles of northwest Honduras where rural illiteracy rates average 80%*, El Bibliobandido first induced terror, laughter, and tears in los niños (and more than a few adults), prompting them to write and read furiously in order to avert calamity.
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski, Supervising Editor of ATH: To commemorate the passing of Robert Sherman half of the legendary brother song-writing team (with Richard) who together wrote so many childhood classics including scores for such films as: "The Jungle Book," "The Aristocats," "Mary Poppins" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." They also wrote (wow) the most-played tune on Earth, "It's a Small World (After All)."
Editor's Note: The Sanima people live in the Brazilian and Venezuelan Amazon jungle. They are a contemporary shamanic culture with a deep connection to shamanic dreaming and plant spirit medicine. This video is an excerpt of a video recording of a British man's expedition to visit with the Sanima and learn from them. ~Peter
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