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Concentrate on a flower, on the form of Lord Buddha, on any dream picture, on the effulgent light of the heart, on the picture of any saint, or your Ishta Devata. In southern Chile, elderly Mapuche Indians still consult their female shamans ( machis ) when they have health problems. Moreover, "culture" is not an unconditional good; rather it is a sphere of unavoidable ambiguity and involvement. The World Relief Network publishes most of Stephen's books and are located at: P.

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