22/06/2013

Shaman Gurung book

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With this book, shaman Ras Bahadur Gurung knows the history of each family in the village. It thus responds to questions from a large number of these citizens, including their ancestors and different affiliations. He is also the keeper of a variety of shamanic accessories: books in indelible ink, chaplets in framed snake ... As sacred objects that make it the guarantor of Gurung culture.

The Gurung are from the Himalayan zone. It is estimated that they are now about 500,000. They are especially known to be honey hunters, they will harvest at the risk of their lives climbing the cliffs.

Photo by Adrien Viel & Aurore Laurent

PHOTO AND TEXT CREDIT

http://www.bluelyn.com/2012/10/16/nepal-dive-into-the-wor...

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