Zimbabwe Lion in Captivity
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‘I believe in God, only I spell it Nature,’ Frank Lloyd Wright Can murder ever be a good thing? I’m not condoning it, but can there be something powerfully positive which comes out of one single death? And could it be that the death of a beautiful old lion in Zimbabwe could become not just […]

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Moving Beyond Conformity & Rebellion to Your True Self
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‘Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything… whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.’ Tina Turner Your true Self is not to be confused with your egoic identity. They’re […]

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My greatest fear when I decided to travel to Peru with Outer Travels Inner Journeys on their Peru Odyssey was the week long Ayahuasca retreat in the Amazon jungle. I’d read the soon-to-be published book by Andy Metcalfe called Have a Safe Journey and in its pages is a list of questions to check whether […]

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I was five months shy of my sixtieth birthday as I flew to join The Peru Odyssey 23 day adventure in May of this year. I’d upped my minimalist fitness regime beforehand by walking up to four miles per day, had altered my diet and lost a few pounds, but somehow still felt the ageing […]

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As you no doubt know Jason Silva is one of our favourite philosophers and in this video you can see his excitement at a new cave painting site discovered very recently in Indonesia which is believed to be forty thousand years old. It is an awe-inspiring thought to imagine being alive that long ago, waking […]

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‘When you swim face to face with a crocodile and you look right in to its eyes without judgement, you are not looking in the face of a crocodile, you are looking in the face of God’, a paraphrased quote from Craig Foster, one half of The Foster Brothers who film, direct and produce some […]

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The Rainforest jungle of Peru is where I participated in a week long Ayahuasca retreat last month. I had taken Ayahuasca about four years ago in a Community Hall in Brixton, London, shoulder to shoulder with 39 others.  From 8pm till 9am the following morning it was a horrible night-long experience of extreme nausea with […]

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Peru is feeling very proud of herself at the moment. The Andes must be preening themselves with delight. Why? Because the World Travel Awards for 2015 have nominated Peru for 7 awards in the South America category. Yes, 7 awards! So if you haven’t been to Peru and are looking for a country which has […]

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‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts’, Aristotle If you consider yourself a spiritual kind of person and you’re keen to discover and experience some of the most sacred places around the world, participate in ancient ceremonies or try out sacred plant medicine do you choose to travel independently or with a […]

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It ‘is one of those primal words from when people were still able to really see each other… my eyes are connected to a level of reality we call ancestral…so my seeing includes my ancestors’, Orland Bishop This South African Zulu greeting, Sawubona, has respect and reverence woven in to its very fabric and is […]

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‘I’m in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest in a big thatched hut with a revered shaman doing ancient rituals – wow, it’s mind-blowing.’ Mary Gamberg, one of our group. It was one thing walking in to Kapitari, our home for a week in the Rainforest, but another thing altogether walking out. The rain had […]

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I’m now in Puno in Peru, a breath-taking (literally) walk away from Lake Titicaca and I’ve been feeling quite panicky. Here at 4000m I am light-headed and slightly dizzy. It’s the altitude making me feel as if I’m on the deck of a gently rolling ship. I’m a bit dodgy on my feet, and my […]

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Mamma Africa. What other country in the world do people call their mother apart from Africa? And maybe South Africans call this land under their feet Mamma Africa more than any other country on this vast continent. This is earth which gets under your skin, in your blood and resides in your heart and soul […]

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Which city is the jewel in South America’s crown? Which city has won the coveted annual award for being the best and most affordable city to visit in South America? We’re very excited to say it’s Cusco – a city close to our hearts. Thank you to El Comercio and thank you to US News […]

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What creature could captivate our hearts more than Simba in Disney’s The Lion King? But what if this lion cub was an extraordinarily pure white? What if he was considered an angelic messenger from God? And what if you discovered one was born on Christmas Day 2000 in a place called Bethlehem? More importantly what […]

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