Ramiro Lopez, a Colombian ‘brujo’ calling himself Shaman Llanero, poses for a picture before performing a black magic ritual in his office in Bogota, Colombia. Ramiro Lopez, a Colombian ‘brujo’ calling himself Shaman Llanero, poses for a picture before performing a black magic ritual in his office in Bogota, Colombia.
Ramiro Lopez, a Colombian ‘brujo’ calling himself Shaman Llanero, performs a black magic ritual with a fake human shrunken head (tsantsa) in his office in Bogota, Colombia. Ramiro Lopez, a Colombian ‘brujo’ calling himself Shaman Llanero, performs a black magic ritual with a fake human shrunken head (tsantsa) in his office in Bogota, Colombia.
Fake human shrunken heads (‘tsantsa’) displayed in the office of Ramiro Lopez, a Colombian ‘brujo’ calling himself Shaman Llanero, in Bogota, Colombia. Fake human shrunken heads (‘tsantsa’) displayed in the office of Ramiro Lopez, a Colombian ‘brujo’ calling himself Shaman Llanero, in Bogota, Colombia.
Ramiro Lopez, a Colombian ‘brujo’ calling himself Shaman Llanero, provides spiritual consultation over the internet in his office in Bogota, Colombia. Ramiro Lopez, a Colombian ‘brujo’ calling himself Shaman Llanero, provides spiritual consultation over the internet in his office in Bogota, Colombia.

Shaman Llanero

Bogota, Colombia – 2013

During the last decade, the religious globalization of the urban areas in Latin America has merged traditional indigenous rites together with Western liberal religious concepts like Satanism. Deriving a benefit from the skilful use of modern communication channels (cellphones, internet), the spiritual leaders and shamen of the digital era have risen up.

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