Within the last few days the Peruvian government has announced that it will try and attempt to contact the ‘uncontacted’ Mashco-Piro tribe in the Amazon jungles of the Madre de Dios region of Peru.  The recent emergence of the tribe indicates the seriousness of illegal activity in the region and the lack of government, Read More

  Disclaimer: This research paper was originally presented to the San Jose State University Anthropology Department, in 2007. In retrospect, a few of my views on the various subjects/sources mentioned have changed since writing this. I do realize a lot is considered borderline pseudoscience and does make a few small connections which may or may not necessarily be there. The, Read More

“I am an orphan, alone: nevertheless I am found everywhere. I am one, but opposed to myself. I am youth and old man at one and the same time. I have known neither father nor mother, because I have had to be fetched out of the deep like a fish, or fell like a, Read More

Stories of mysterious little people exist virtually in every culture around the world. Some anthropologists believe that myths and legends regarding mysterious beings, such as trolls and gnomes, could date back to a time when there once existed various species of Homo. Homo floresiensis, for example, was found off an island in Indonesia whose remains showed an average height of only 3 and, Read More

To Pusharo  What do we do now?… The rain continued on its relentless rage throughout the entire night. In the morning we had no choice but to continue on our way to Pusharo. With our ponchos and day-packs ready to go we hiked to the river along with our three local friends who would, Read More

The Legend of Paititi, the lost Incan city of Gold It was a cold winter morning high in the Andes mountains of Peru.  The alarm had gone off at 4am, and we had minutes to prepare all our gear for the rough days ahead. I knew it would be my last warm shower until, Read More

“People of Orphalese, beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. But you are life and you are the veil. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.” –Kahlil Gibran General History of Scrying Scrying has its ancient origins coming from just about, Read More

The consecration of an altar, workspace, meditation space, home, temple, or sanctum is nothing new. The primary reason to perform a consecration at the start and end of any period is to wipe away any type of negativity or residual ‘lesser’ energy. Sometimes you might enter a room where you feel as if there, Read More

This great name of thin[e] is upon me, O self-begotten perfect one, who art not outside me…I shall declare thy glory truly, for I have comprehended thee,…O Aeon, O God of silence, I honor thee completely. Thou art my place of rest, O son…the formless one who exists in the formless ones, who exists,, Read More