Shamanism: Religion on the edge of medicine

October 17, 2011 13:11

Shamanism — the national religion of the Yakuts. Ancient faith survived the Soviet persecution of religion. These atheist years the Yakut shamans hide their abilities. However the remaining oyuuny, as they are called local people and Udege (female shamans) soon found a loophole. With a talent for medicine, they were held to work health workers and veterinarians. Hiding under the guise of Soviet physicians, Yakut shamans secretly made their magic rituals — ritual.

"When conventional medicine can not help a person, people go to a shaman — said" Pravde.Ru "Andrei Martynov, chairman of the

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Time. What is this?

October 12, 2011 23:12

Stuart Clark

Picture Alex Toysher

What is time? This issue has the greatest minds, from ancient philosophers and scientists of the Enlightenment and ending with our times. Yet, after thousands of years of study, and in spite of the modern scientific advances we can not agree on its nature. Philosopher Julian Berboer says — "We can take time, but we do not understand it. Remarkable thing is that there is little agreement as to perceive it and even how to investigate it. "

All this may be the result of the understanding of the nature

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Generates fire — riddles Pyrokinesis

October 5, 2011 22:43

Many are familiar with the novel of Stephen King's "Firestarter" and watched film, shot on this book. This kind of capacity exists in reality. We are talking about people with a rare ability to involuntarily force of reason or raise the temperature of the surroundings, including their fire. In parapsychological literature, this unique phenomenon called pyrogens or Pyrokinesis.


Similarly, some have the gift of unique persons residing in different parts of the world. Such, for example, is a resident of Paraguay Riccardo Ansell, who look rather focus on any subject, that it caught fire.


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Battle of civilizations. Letters from space (aired on 01/05/2013)

January 6, 2013 0:18

Drawings in the margins. They appear for decades. What is this? Vagaries of nature? Tricks of jokers? Addresses of the brothers on reason?

National Geographic. Strange friendship animals

January 4, 2013 22:51

Real friends do not care where you are and how you look, they will arrange a picnic with you but they will not eat you. In a world where the strong eat the weak, the strange friends defy logical explanation. They are like best friends who finally found each other. They act against nature and change our view of love. Know that these animals are capable of love as we have a revelation.

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Endless possibilities of unconscious

January 5, 2013 4:15

What is the unconscious? How to manage it and how to use in everyday life? How to open the possibility of his mental capacity, and learn to use them for political purposes? Morozov says psychologist Irina.

Irina Morozov, psychologist:

What is unconscious — this is one of the most interesting topics about which I'm talking, because people think of it cheloveke the first, that he had read about it. If he read Freud, here for it is dark, elemental force, if he read Jung, it is a set of archetypes or postyungiansky, but

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Strange children of Vulpita

January 4, 2013 18:08

In English folklore is quite common theme of "little green men", but, as you know, many fantastic characters has its real prototype, and the event that took place in England in the XII century, it could be the impetus for the creation of a series of fictional stories. Legends about the appearance of unusual, strange people are quite common among many nations, but this story has not yet been recognized by scientists nor a fairy tale or true story.


It happened in England, in the county of Suffolk in the village called Woolpit. The

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Physicists have created a synthetic leather with the ability to regenerate

January 2, 2013 18:13

In the U.S., physicists developed superflexible material which is self-heal scratches and cuts, and can also recognize touch.

According to the creators, the material can be used as a basis for synthetic leather.

"Prior to our work, it was difficult to imagine that we can create such a flexible and well-conductive material that can heal cuts and scrapes. Fresh cut "healed" in this skin for a few seconds. Even human skin heals in a few days. In general, I think it's pretty cool ", — the representative of the school of engineering at Stanford University

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Gipselend — lake, which is lit at night

1 January 2013 12:48

Never ceases to amaze our earthly nature and the new natural discovery, there's still a lot of places that will surprise people. One of these is Gipselend, unusual lake, its unusualness seen at night, as the waters off the coast of the Saints in the blue and blue. This is not someone you fancy, it's really a natural phenomenon, the name of which — bioluminescence, when the color of the water changes because of the vital activity of microorganisms.

This unique phenomenon has become noticeable even at night, and these fantastic photos were

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Photos from Andrey snowflakes Osokina

December 30, 2012 23:41

Hardly any of us particularly thinks about how close look snow falling on us from the sky) Yes, everyone loved as a child catching snowflakes and treat them as they do not melt in the mitten, but now somehow not up to this … We offer you a world of childhood through amazing pictures Moscow photographer Andrew Osokin.

Nature truly is inimitable in its ideality. This can be understood only fleetingly glance at any of its creation, be it a tiny snowflake, or

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