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Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of Yuruparí

UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2011 URL: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00574 Description: The jaguar shamans of Yurupar? are the common heritage of the many ethnic groups living along the Pir? Paran? River in southeastern Colombia. Using traditional knowledge and ritual practices, the shamans heal, prevent sickness and revitalize nature. During the Hee Biki ritual, male children learn the traditional guidelines for these practices as a part of their passage into adulthood. It is believed that shamans inherited their traditional knowledge from the all-powerful, mythical Yurupar?, an anaconda who lived as a human and is embodied in sacred trumpets. Country(ies): Colombia ? 2010 ACAIPI, Fundaci?n Gaia Amazonas. 4 Direcciones Audiovisual. National Geographic T.V. Duration: 00:10:26 - Support: DVD (0057400007)
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