Villagers gather around a sick couple. Hondon, the shaman, can see invisible body decorations. He and Lourenco Kithaulhu lead chanting sessions. A pet monkey jumps around the room.
During a break in Hondon and Kithaulhu's ceremony, a sick man sits up to drink water and villagers talk and laugh. They resume chanting; Hondon's wife enters a trance.
Villagers chant for a sick man. Kithaulhu and Hondon suck worms from the patient's stomach. The chanting continues.
Credits: Nambiquara Healing Ceremony Nagarotê With Lourenco Kithaulhu and Hondon
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This program by anthropologist Barrie Machin features a traditional Nambiquaran Healing Ceremony.
Length: 24 minutes
Copyright date: ©1989
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