shaman

News

Peru Authorities Say Canadian Killed Respected Ayahuasca Shaman

Sebastian Woodroffe of BC died in what authorities in Peru called a “lynching” in April.
Allison Tierney
5.4.18
crime

The Global Ayahuasca Community Is Reeling in the Wake of Recent Murders

A Canadian was lynched after allegedly killing a shaman in Peru, putting a spotlight on the dynamic of ayahuasca tourism.
Allison Tierney
5.1.18
News

Peru Prosecutors Say Canadian Killed by Lynch Mob May Have Shot Ayahuasca Shaman

Locals in the Amazon appear to have taken justice into their own hands after a tourist was accused of killing a revered Indigenous healer.
Allison Tierney
4.25.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Nick Cave Plays the Shaman on 'Colbert' with "Rings of Saturn"

The 'Skeleton Tree' cut was translated into an eerie Lynchian ballad for the 'Late Show' performance.
Alex Robert Ross
6.14.17
Stuff

In Indonesia, Controlling the Weather Is Just Another Job

I hung out with rain shaman Aryo Hanindyojati while he trapped the heavens in a bowl.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
12.15.16
Travel

We Asked a Veteran Peruvian Ayahuasca Shaman About Dumb Tourists

In the middle of the ayahuasca industry boom, we wanted to find out what life's been like for one of the local shamans using the mind-bending medicine to heal people.
Didem Tali
6.5.16
Stuff

I Tried to Cure My Self-Loathing with a Shaman on the Streets of New York

I saw a wolf sitting in the black field of my mind, but I still hate myself.
Mark Hay
6.23.15
love

I Went to a Shaman to Learn How to Manifest a Mate

A New York City shaman advises makeup, crystals, and showing your vagina to the full moon.
Jennifer Schaffer
2.15.15
Stuff

Crappy Ayahuasca Shamans Are Making Gap Years Dangerous

A British teenager died after drinking yage in South America last week.
Michael Allen
4.30.14
Stuff

Do Shamans Still Believe in the Magic of Shamanism?

Despite growing up around folks who believed they spoke to spirits and attempted to treat my busted-up shoulder with a laying-on of hands (wherein everyone touched me and tried to will their positive energy into my rotator cuff), I’ve always wondered...
Mark Hay
2.7.14
VICE on HBO Outtakes

Senegalese Laamb Wrestling

The most popular sport in Senegal isn’t soccer—it’s laamb, combining Greco-Roman wrestling moves with eclectic pre-fight rituals and dances. Laamb’s appeal has skyrocketed as the nation’s economy has plunged, and the top stars are the Michael Jordans...
Thomas Morton
6.6.13