On 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→
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.
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 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.
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.”
Archaeological 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.
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→
The Cahuachi Pyramids in the Nasca plateau are thought to be the remains of the most important settlement in Nasca culture. Believed to have been built around 2000 years ago and spanning 370 acres of sandy waste ground, the former religious site is the biggest known ceremonial complex to be made out of clay.
The size of the settlement indicates how advanced and influential the Nasca were in ancient Andean culture, but today, the partially excavated site does not portray the story of the regions prominence. The dry, arid desert does little to inspire the imagination. Continue reading Undiscovered Peru: Cahuachi Pyramids→