Powerful, Spooky Images of Shamans in Latin America

In what economists like to call the developed world, we’ve mostly thrown out our rituals and superstitions. But in a country like Peru, with a rich cultural heritage, rampant poverty, and a 45% indigenous population, the average person might not be so inclined to visit a medical doctor. These curanderos are respected and trusted similarly to doctors, as they heal spiritual and physical problems alike. I guess you shouldn’t knock it until you try it, but I think I’m going to stick to Tylenol for my headaches. That is, unless my headache is actually the spirit of my grandfather trying to climb out of my skull- then I might give this guy a call.

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Andrea Frazzetta

July 21, 2014
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Powerful, Spooky Images of Shamans in Latin America

In what economists like to call the developed world, we’ve mostly thrown out our rituals and superstitions. But in a country like Peru, with a rich cultural heritage, rampant poverty, and a 45% indigenous population, the average person might not be so inclined to visit a medical doctor. These curanderos are respected and trusted similarly to doctors, as they heal spiritual and physical problems alike. I guess you shouldn’t knock it until you try it, but I think I’m going to stick to Tylenol for my headaches. That is, unless my headache is actually the spirit of my grandfather trying to climb out of my skull- then I might give this guy a call.

Source: Andrea Frazzetta

Size Does Not Matter: 6 Tiny Wonders Of The Natural World

Look at these beautiful, tiny things. The next time your girlfriend calls you out for being small, remind her that small things can be absolutely wonderful. And check out more tiny marvels on ATI.

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Size Does Not Matter: 6 Tiny Wonders Of The Natural World

Look at these beautiful, tiny things. The next time your girlfriend calls you out for being small, remind her that small things can be absolutely wonderful. And check out more tiny marvels on ATI.

Source: All That Is Interesting

10 Creatures Previously Unknown To Science

All of these animals were unknown to science until this past year. Most of them look like they were designed by Miyazaki or something. Read about more weird species and intriguingly rare animals on All That Is Interesting.

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July 20, 2014
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10 Creatures Previously Unknown To Science

All of these animals were unknown to science until this past year. Most of them look like they were designed by Miyazaki or something. Read about more weird species and intriguingly rare animals on All That Is Interesting.

Source: All That Is Interesting