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New Year's sacrifice

New Year's sacrifice

Altiplano

To mark the new year, I attended a blessing ceremony (organised by the tour group) presided over by an Aymara priest. We all added 12 coca leaves for the year and drops of wine to a sacrifice which included a llama foetus (you can just make out its head) and burnt it with the Andean peaks as a backdrop to ask Pachamama and other Andean deities for good luck for the new year.

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