In the forests of Guatemala’s El Petén region lie the ruined cities of one of the world’s great ancient cultures, the Maya. The tops of stone pyramids peer over a dense jungle canopy teeming with wildlife and diverse plant species.
Revered by four Asian religions comprising millions of people, Tibet’s Mount Kailash is certainly one of the world’s most sacred places. Pilgrims of the Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Tibetan Bön faiths come to Kailash to complete ritual walks around the base of the mountain.
Many visitors think of Machu Picchu and its mystical Incan heights as the spiritual center for the people of Peru. However, to the Quechua people, the glorious 20,945-foot Mount Ausangate in the Andes is the main apu (deity).
Home to one of the world’s largest bodies of rock art, Kakadu remains alive with the spirits of the Dreamtime.
Nearly 1,000 circles of stone dot the landscape of the British Isles, throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, the most well-known being Stonehenge, which for decades was threatened by a road-building scheme.
Every day for 35 years, 3.3 million gallons of groundwater were pumped from the Navajo aquifer, which flows beneath the Hopi and Navajo nations in Arizona, to transport coal via pipeline from a strip mine on Black Mesa.
Medicine Lake Volcanic Highlands, in the mountains of northern California, has a natural healing energy that the Native people in the area have long recognized. Corporations sense a different
Rising 1,100 feet above the Australian desert, the red sandstone monolith known as Uluru is not just an international tourist destination but a symbol of the Aboriginal struggle for land rights.
In the mystical creation period known as the Dreamtime, the Rainbow Serpent sent cyclones and floods across a vast plain on Australia’s northern coast. According to the Aboriginal people.
A proposed gold-copper mine threatens traditional Tsilhqot’in territory where the people have hunted, trapped, fished, collected medicinal plants, and shared their knowledge and history from generation to generation through cultural gatherings and ceremonies.