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By Wilhelm Karl Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Jacob W. Grimm

Ralph Manheim, the hugely acclaimed and  prize-winning translator, has rediscovered within the original  German variants of the Grimms' works the  unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral shape within which they  were first recorded.

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At top right is a mestiza oracionista [practitioner who uses prayer as a healing tool] surrounded by images, stamps, books of prayei, and perfumes. She practices medicine with the help of celestial spirits. Below is an African woman who practices fetishism to heal. Behind her we see Grinfel, the Count of the Empire of the Planet of Saturn, whose powers are those of sensual hypnotism. In front of the African priestess we see a genius in a formation of triangles. This is an enchanting magician. Below them all is a native Shipibo healer with ayahuasca and other plants.

The yakuruna in the foreground is the masha yakuruna, an ally of the murayas, teaching them how to rescue people lost in the watery depths. Here he is smoking a pipe made from an encanto [magical stone] in the form of a shoe. The stem of the pipe is made from the bone of the tuyuyo [Jabiru myctena]. Further in the background is a green-haired yakuruna, carrying a boa. This type of yakuruna is known as the taksha yakuruna [little yakuruna]. According to Amazon legend this yakuruna comes out to feed between midnight and dawn.

The boy in the back has taken ayahuasca for the first time, and that is why he is frightened by the visions. Behind these persons we see the ayahuasca liana with its wave-like powers, and over it the so-called chicua birds, physical guardians of this plant. Above them is the atun-caballo [strong horse], which radiates alpha-vibrations. VISION 22 SANGUIJUELA MAMA My ancestors lived near a brook called Quincha, a tributary of the Fanacha River. In these places there are huge renacales. One walks several days finding only this plant.

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