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Martin Goodman

South by High-Tech

New Mexico had a challenge coming its way. My 16-year-old nephew was flying in for a visit. First stop: Bandelier National Monument and its ceremonial caves. ”It‘s fine and all that,“ Matthew called out, climbing down a ladder. ”But I’m not really into Native American culture.“ So pueblos were out......

Chez Moi

“I have a little home in the south of France,” the lady who was my neighbor announced. “It’s too much to cope with now. Do you know anyone who would like to have it?” “Me,” James said. He had flown to England from America to help me vacate my apartment......

The Amazon Bites Back

Photo by Martin Goodman The news was troubling: a malaria epidemic in the Amazon. Because we’d be working with ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic brew drawn from a jungle vine, I’d been cautioned against taking malaria pills. They’d clash with the "plant medicine" of the ayahuasca. But the Peruvian shaman who was......

Visions From Madanapalle

At 2,000 feet, Madanapalle’s summer temperature is cooler than in other towns in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. This is a green part of India. The Indian mystic Mother Meera, considered by many to be a feminine incarnation of God on Earth, owns a farm about 20 minutes’......