2017: Map Rock in Givens Hot Springs, Idaho

This large basalt rock was carved by ancient peoples to map the area of the upper Snake River, possibly as long as 12,000 years ago. The map is believed to have been carved by the Shoshone-Bannock natives long before European contact. It depicts the Snake and Salmon Rivers, as well as the animals and tribes that inhabited the territories in between. No one can decisively say what the carving’s purpose was, which only contributes to its mysterious, ancient allure. The carving might have provided a reference point for travelers and hunters—just by looking at the map they would have been able to navigate the region. There are also theories that the petroglyph was intended to match up with the constellations, and that it could even be used to track the migrations of buffalo, deer, sheep, and elk herds. Other historians offer that it’s unlikely the Shoshone would have put all their hunting knowledge on a […] Read More

‘Pro Life’ GOPer Says It’s Fine For Kids to Die in the Name of God

Rep. Christy Perry says it violates parents’ rights if they’re required to treat their sick children. In a deeply religious section of Idaho, a Republican state representative says that the state has no right to protect children from their parents who refuse them needed medical treatment in favor of faith healing. “Children do die,” says Rep. Christy Perry. And it’s fine with her if Idaho children die in the name of God. Perry’s district includes many followers of a religious cult, Followers of Christ, that eschews medicine. She says that the sect’s members are more comfortable confronting death when it happens to their children. “I’m not trying to sound callous, but [people calling for reform] want to act as if death is an anomaly. But it’s not. It’s a way of life,” she says. Perry says that a proposed ban on faith-healing would violate the religious rights of her constituents. […] Read More

Three Paws Speaks on Spirit Guides

site no longer there:  http://www.televar.com/~willgo/speaks2/guide.htm You can not select a spirit guide. The guide must select you. That is the way of the spirits. It matters not what your blood line is or if you were born into the Wolf Clan or The Bear Clan. Nothing will assure you of having the Wolf or the Bear as your spirit guide. Be you Native American or Hawaiian, Irish or Italian, French or English, or plain old Hash, it makes not difference. Your Spirit Guide must select you. For some, their spirit guide makes itself known when they are young. For others not until they reach adulthood. Still others must search for their guide. For some their guide will be with them long before they are aware of it. Having said that, I will speak to you from my heart and tell you the story of how I found one of […] Read More