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The Tamang Shamaness - Mailie Lama

A brief glimpse of the renowned Tamang shamaness, Mailie Lama, in the middle of a ritual to sever the grip that malevolent planetary influences have on the person being treated. The rite involves 3 dimensional mandala like structures fashioned of string and phurbas among other things.  Mailie does not practice blood sacrifice, so she fashions zoomorphic effigies from fruits, vegetable and sticks which are "sacrificed" at the appropriate point in the ritual.


 

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