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Phil Borges Spirit of Place Collection, Ecuador - Mengatohur
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Mengatohur, 65
Huaorani Territory Amazon, (Ecuador)

Mengatohue became a shaman by taking more and more powerful doses of ayahuasca (a plant hallucinogen) until he bonded with his spirit allies. He was very young when he started, and the process is dangerous - the initiate can go crazy. Every five to seven days, Mengatohue goes into trance and his main spirit (the Jaguar) enters his body and gives him guidance for healing patients and leading his community. (Huaorani)

Collection: Spirit of Place - Ecuador
Artist: Photographer Phil Borges
Medium: black and white fine art photography collection
Finish: Framed


These beautiful black and white fine art photography of people portrait of indigenous cultures are the trademark of humanitarian photographer Phil Borges. All collections of Phil Borges' work are available at Hallmark Fine Art Gallery located in San Diego's La Jolla Cove. Gallery also has Phil Borges' award-winning photography books Tibetan Portrait, Enduring Spirit, and Women Empowered. Call 858-551-8108 for more information.

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