The people who believe in medical miracles
Can I put my hand on your face?", asks Alun Leppitt.
Alun is the pastor of a Pentecostal church in Southampton. He's a burly man who works as a video editor to pay the bills, but his passion is curing people through the power of prayer. I don't have much wrong with me apart from a nagging mouth ulcer, but he's willing to give it a go.
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Just before dusk, eighteen strangers entered a yurt on a Midwestern homestead. Peruvian tapestries decorated the walls of the large round structure, and rattles stood poised for ceremony.
“Here we have a medicine that apparently reverses these deficits, something no other medicine is known to do. And there’s also a correlation to behavioral change. The participants — professional men and women ages 35 to 65 — put on comfortable clothing and set up sleeping bags, pillows and blankets. Everyone got a plastic bucket, cheerfully colored in green, red or blue.
Shamanism is making a comeback in Mongolia and there were frequent shaman poles along the road side draped in blue scarves. Usually there were simple poles but this one had a likeness of a shaman. Traditionalists circle the shaman poles, give prayers and hang the blue scarves. Because that was not possible while driving a bus, every time he passed one, the driver honked his horn.