Treating Depression: It’s All In The Mind

Image credit: Mary Lock
                 Image credit: Mary Lock

The World Health Organization estimates around 121 million people worldwide suffer from some form of depression. In reality the figure is probably much higher, as many sufferers are not aware they have clinical depression. A combination of anxiety and depression is the number one form of mental health problems. Continue reading Treating Depression: It’s All In The Mind

The Astronomical Centre of Chichen Itza, Mexico

Why Did The Ancient Maya Track The Cosmos?

Belize 129On a limestone plateau in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is Chichen Itza – named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. The relics are the best preserved Mayan site in Mesoamerica and is an impressive sight in its own right, but the ancient city earns its plaudits for the astounding astronomical alignments. Continue reading The Astronomical Centre of Chichen Itza, Mexico

Interpreting Dreams: Messages From The Soul

When I was a boy, maybe five or six years old, I would have a reoccurring dream of being chased by crocodiles in a small lake near to where I lived. Another repeating dream I had around the same time was standing outside the door to infant school naked.

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A crocodile (or alligator) in a dream represents an emotional need that is not being met, that you are afraid to express your emotions or acknowledge how you feel about a situation. Nakedness in a dream is common and, in my case, symbolised I was unprepared for school. Continue reading Interpreting Dreams: Messages From The Soul

The Mummified Corpses in Chauchilla Cemetery, Nazca

The Corpses of Chauchilla Cemetery
The Corpses of Chauchilla Cemetery

The road to Chauchilla Cemetery is straddled with fields packed with cactus. The land is arid and dusty. With the car windows rolled up, the heat is as hot as a clay-oven.

Raymond, my guide, explains the cacti we see is mostly used for growing fruit, a sumptuous prickly pear the Peruvians call, Tuna. It is used to make cosmetic products, a major economic commodity for the region.

To our left is Cerro Blanco, a 2080m sand dune piled with white sand. Reputed to be one of the tallest sand dunes in the world, it juts predominantly in the rugged landscape.

Chauchilla cemetery was discovered by grave robbers who looted the area of its textiles, ceramics, gold and expensive minerals for over forty years before the authorities found out and commandeered the land. Continue reading The Mummified Corpses in Chauchilla Cemetery, Nazca

WHO Predict Depression Will Be Biggest Killer of Teenagers By 2030

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently published a report that estimates suicide will be the leading cause of death amongst teenagers by 2030. The report, prepared for the UN, found the depression epidemic is the “predominant illness and disability for both boys and girls aged 10 to 19 years.”

Neuropsychiatric disorders are already a disease burden worldwide. WHO has known about the cost of life caused by depression since 1999, but in the last 15 years the issue has received little attention from health organisations or the media – despite depression being the main driver for suicide. Continue reading WHO Predict Depression Will Be Biggest Killer of Teenagers By 2030

Peru Mysteries: Caral Rewrites the History Books

CaralArchaeological evidence continues to surface and change the course of history as told by mainstream scientists; that is to say it goes against the grain of what historians believe is true based on evidence dug up in the past. A prime example can be found at Caral in Peru.

Up until the discovery of the Caral Pyramids in 2000, it was believed the oldest civilisation in the Andes was the Chavin who thrived from around 900 BCE. Caral, reset the historical records back by about 2000 years. Continue reading Peru Mysteries: Caral Rewrites the History Books

Split Personality: Exploring Alternate Dimensions

The idea of parallel universes is a complicated hypothesis that cannot be proven until you experience it first-hand. Personally I have not, but have met several people who claim to have had profound experiences in alternate dimensions.

Having interviewed several such individuals, I have no reason to doubt what they told me is true. You can generally sense when someone is not speaking the truth as their voice and demeanour give an indication they are spinning a tale. During my encounters I did not detect any wool over my eyes. Continue reading Split Personality: Exploring Alternate Dimensions

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