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The 'Catholic witchdoctors' of Bolivia: Where God and ancient spirits collide

 

"Catholicism first arrived in the region with the Spanish colonialists in the 16th Century. The early missionaries tried to encourage indigenous people to accept the Catholic God by reinterpreting their own spirits: Pachamama, they said, was Mary, and Supai was the devil..........................

 

Because of these irreconcilable cultural differences (which the missionaries had failed to appreciate), Catholic gods were simply added into the Aymara pantheon. Christian rituals became blended with traditional beliefs, adding another dimension to this colorful, hybrid faith."

 

 

Kind of ironic.......... Christians plying indigenous people with a hybrid religion that evolves into.............. another hybrid religion.

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