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Amazon Tribe Creates 500-Page Remarkable Natural Medicine Encyclopedia

Amazon Tribe Creates 500-Page Remarkable Natural Medicine Encyclopedia

The completion of the encyclopedia after two years of intense work, compiled by five shamans with assistance from conservation group Acaté, is a historical and critical first step towards mitigating existential threats to healing wisdom and self-sufficiency. It is a true shamanic encyclopedia, fully written and edited by indigenous shamans, the first to our knowledge of its kind and scope. The ultimate objective of the initiative is the integration and enhancement of ‘Western’ health delivery with traditional practices. Tribes in the region depend upon rainforest for survival but this relationship extends beyond a utilitarian reliance; there is a spiritual link to the forest, a sense of interconnectivity. For the broader conservation movement, we know that there is a strong correlation between intact ecosystems and regions of indigenous inhabitation, making strengthening of indigenous culture one of the most effective ways to protect large areas of rainforest.

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