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Traditional healer, Felix Gbetekanlin, who estimates his age at 65, showing...
Helene Tovitounhlan (40), standing in a bed of forest plants used in...
Various types of preserved animals and birds, including vultures, for sale at...
Traditional medicine vendor, Ibrahim Adam, in his stall in the sprawling...
A traditional medicine vendor displays a dried chameleon from a stall in...
A traditional medicine vendor displays a jar of African grey parrot feathers...
Dried chameleons and other reptiles and amphibians being sold at a traditional...
Various types of preserved animals and birds, including vultures, for sale at...
Various types of preserved animals and birds, including vultures, for sale at...
A dried monkey's paw and other wild animals products for sale in a traditional...
Various types of preserved animals and birds, including vultures, for sale at...
A tangle of spitting cobras in a water container in their cage at the home of...
Suprianto holding a tangle of spitting cobras at the family home in Kediri.
A cage containing spitting cobras as well as other venomous and non-venomous...
Dried tokay geckos and a python gallbladder at the home of Samijan, a...
Suprianto showing fang marks from the bite of a non-venomous snake at the...
Suprianto holds a spitting cobra at the family home in Kediri. Suprianto's...
Nanik Sugiarti and her husband, Suprianto, with a spitting cobra at the family...
The price of a dose of cobra potion on a cabinet at the home of Samijan, a...
Samijan, a traditional healer, draining the blood from a spitting cobra into a...
Suprianto and his father, Samijan, draining the blood from a spitting cobra...
Samijan, a traditional healer, extracting the spinal cord from a spitting...
Samijan, a traditional healer, extracting the spinal cord from a spitting...
Samijan, a traditional healer, extracting the spinal cord from a spitting...
Samijan, a traditional healer, extracting the spinal cord from a spitting...
Samijan, a traditional healer, adding small pieces of the spinal cord from a...
Joko Wiyono preparing to drink a potion containing the blood, bile and spinal...
Samijan, a traditional healer, holding a desiccated snake carcass at his home...
Samijan, a traditional healer, showing a powder containing dried snakes and...
Suprianto draining the blood from a spitting cobra into a potion for a...
A boy with thanaka sandlewood paste on his face, squats beside a boat moored...
The 'Jamu' (traditional medicine) woman, wearing a conical hat, dispenses a...
Maria Samuere Muyang (65), the founder of the 'witchdoctor's school' in Maputo...
04/2011
Witchdoctor Ropinho Cassuada displays his certificate from the Mozambican...
09/2010
Adherents of the Zion church perform religious ceremonies on the beach. Zion...
07/2010
An adherent of the Zion church praying on the beach. Zion Churches in...
07/2010
56 year old Lucy Thembani stands with her friend by the river as she initiates...
67 year old Alina during her initiation to become a sangoma. The ritual...
During their initiation to become sangomas, women inhale the smoke of the muti...
Three women purge during their initiation to become sangomas after drinking...
During their initiation to become sangomas, women purge after drinking the...
During their initiation to become sangomas, women chant and dance in their...
Jabsambo, Ribbon and Aina eat a bowl of meali meal (porridge) during their...
A portrait of 67 year old Alina during her initiation to become a sangoma. She...
A portrait of 42 year old Jabsambo during her initiation to become a sangoma.
Sangomas dance around the fire during initiation of other sangomas. Sangomas...
Jabsambo, Ribbon and Alina dress in their traditional clothing during their...
30 year old Ribbon runs around the huts during her initiation to become a...
A sangoma speaks with her teacher Lucy Thembani during an initiation ceremony.
A sangoma dances during an initiation ceremony. The initiates had 6 months of...
A portrait of 36 year old Ribbano during her initiation to become a sangoma.
During an initiation ceremony, the sangomas drink muti (medicines with...
A play about AIDS prevention. This scene is about how traditional healing is...
Healing ritual. Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire).
Healing ritual. Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire).
Traditional healing ritual for children of the Lunda people, in the south west...
Zulu chief, believed to have healing powers.
Elsie Ganbada has had health problems with her back and chest, so her family...
Elsie Ganbada has had health problems with her back and chest, so her family...
Elsie Ganbada has had health problems with her back and chest, so her family...
Elsie Ganbada has had health problems with her back and chest, so her family...
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