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The Horse Boy – Seeking Shamanic Healing for Autism in Mongolia


Pet Travel Tuesday

Destination: Mongolia

Film: The Horse Boy (2009).

By Pamela Douglas Webster

 

 

Ed. Note: See Pam’s Companion article on the healing powers of animals at Something Wagging This Way Comes.

How do you heal an autistic child?

How do you comfort a child whose brain causes him to have several tantrums a day? How do you communicate with someone who doesn’t speak? And how do you cope, day after day, with a five-year old who refuses to use a toilet?

Rupert Isaacson and his wife, Kristin Neff, researched every option for treating their son Rowan’s autism. Nothing helped. Continue reading

Movie Searches for New Lama in Nepal

Destination: Nepal

Movie: Unmistaken Child (2008)

I gasped as the camera panned over a crystal steam and showed a misty green valley shadowed by the moutains that climbers dream of.  The camera tracks characters through the otherworldly narrow passageways between rough stone buildings that could just as well have been built in Middle Ages Europe as living villages in Nepal. Not just once, but several times while watching  Unmistaken Child, I had to fight the urge to call an airline– book a flight– get to Nepal. Now! Continue reading

America’s First Road Trip

Announcement: We have our First Winner: Edie Jarolim, who blogs about dogs, has chosen Dogtown. (Boy is SHE going to be surprised!) Odds of winning a fabulous book in the third drawing are really good today, as few left comments over the weekend and NOBODY tweeted. See the list of books you can choose and the contest rules. Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Winton Automobile

The Winton Automobile, Smithsonian

Destination: San Francisco to New York

Film: Horatio’s Drive, America’s First Road Trip, a Ken Burns PBS Special (2003)

In 1903 the world changed. The Wright Brothers took their first flight, the President of the United States sent a message to the King of England over wireless, a cable was strung across the Pacific Ocean for communication, and Horatio Nelson Jackson and his mechanic, drove  from coast to coast across America. Continue reading