We live in a world where it can be difficult to break away from simply accepting what we are told to do and to believe. Terry Patten explains how we can rise to meet the unique challenges of our times by using our higher consciousness to break free from the cult of the world.
In appearance Mauretania is a parched and inhospitable land, offering nothing but physical hardship to the tribes that populate it. And yet Mauretania has a hidden spiritual richness in the way its peoples are gently united around their religion of Islam.
The small land of Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, has always held fascination for adventurers. Hagande is a village of a thousand souls that sits just east of the Allol depression – a geological feature remarkable for its expanse of white crystalline sand.
For eight months of every year, the world is apparently lifeless, gripped by the most intense cold. It seems nothing moves, except the petrifying wind. This is the Nunavik, a province in the great Canadian north, close to the Arctic Circle.
Unspoiled and undeveloped, Madagascar lies in the heart of the Indian Ocean – yet culturally it is neither African nor Asian. Its people came from India, Africa and Arabia, blending to create a unique ethnic mix.
Some 2,500 kilometers northwest of Mexico City, not far from the American border, Mexico’s state of Sonora spreads from sea to desert to mountains. And perched on its fringe alongside the turquoise waters of the Gulf of California is the village of Punta Chueca.