South America, Part 7: Pusharo; We finally reach the mysterious symbols of Pusharo, an ancient wall of petroglyphs deep inside the Amazon jungles of Peru. Could these symbols be a map leading to Paititi, the El Dorado? or are they sacred symbols inscribed by shaman of the Amazon? Places featured: Manú National Park, Peru, Read More

The End of the Trail: A Socio-anthropological Perspective     “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members” ~Mahatma Gandhi   Introduction Over recent years very little has been published in regards to Native American populations living on the reservation systems. To this day most reservations are still without running, Read More

    Last night at Yerba Buena High School in San Jose, California. Went out for an interesting Pow Wow run by the American Indian Alliance. It was good to see my good old friend and medicine man, Ron Pinkman, give the opening speech along with sacred song. I usually tend to photograph 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

Philosophical and Economic Emancipation through Independent Modernity:  A Peruvian Perspective   “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a, Read More