Verkhovyna Molfar (Prayer Giver)

We travel up a mountain at the edge of Verkhovyna, where a woman who is said to lift nightmares through prayer resides. On a slope so steep that you can only reach it by horseback, her house has the last memories of a tradition passed down for hundreds of years.

Verkhovyna Molfar (Fortune Teller)

In the mountain village of Verkhovyna, the last large community of molfar, Ukranian shamans, still thrives. We go to meet a woman who uses Hutsul magic to tell fortunes through cards, but what makes he real or fake, and what does she tell us about the mountain culture?


We travel to the Carpathan Mountain region of Ukraine, where an ancient tradition of herbalist shamans, the molfar, is still practiced by a select few who help villagers using vegetation from the mountains.

Kiev Perchesk Lavra

We travel to the Kiev Perchesk Lavra, a sacred location in the Ukranian Orthodoxy. Often called a birthplace of Western Christian Orthodoxy, a number of monks traveled to the Lavra to die in the caves, where devotees go to meet and kiss their corpses.

Davelis Cave

We travel to the Davelis Cave in the mountains of Attica in Greece, once said to be the home of Pan, god of the wild and his nymphs. The site contains an abandoned Church and is named after a bandit who hid his treasures there. What is it about the cave that draws so many people from so many different backgrounds in?