Other people prefer traditional healers to doctors as they feel there are some things that cannot be treated in hospital - they want extra protection for body and mind. Here, the wife of a traditional healer shows an old coin that she wears to protect her body against evil. The minerals and copper in the coin are supposed to have special powers. A “mlagusi” is the term for a healer who specialises in removing curses or witchcraft. The term “witchdoctor” is controversial with anthropologists but is quite widely used by healers and patients. Some say they are doctors who cure the curses cast by witches and wizards.
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I think you are my first anon ever. Congratulations. And thank you. next time just say hi as you, i won’t publish it if you don’t want, i like making new friends
Kiki Smith - Lilith, 1994 - Bronze, silicon, and glass.
“In medieval Jewish lore, Lilith was Adam’s first wife. When she demanded to be Adam’s equal, she was evicted from the Garden of Eden. Lilith flew away to the demon world, replaced by the more submissive Eve. Smith catches us off guard with Lilith’s pose and placement. Most sculptures receive our gaze passively, but Lilith stares back with piercing brown eyes, ready to pounce.”
my mother told me this story over and over when I was little
“Always be Lilith, never Eve”
But Eve was so NICE.
1. I Always Go Back to Me (2010)
2. Please Take Care of This (2009)
3. Be With and Without Me (2009)
4. Face the Whole (2011)
5. Blow your Mind (2010)
6. Bright Darkness (2010)
7. You are Now (2013)
8. Faces that I Have to Face Before I Sleep (2010)
9. The Inner Inside (2009)
10. Weight of You (2009)
My tattoos, piercings and choice of hairstyle do not concern you
I would respect it more if you took that fucking piercing gun out of there. Replace it with a needle.