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hyggehaven:

Chinampa (Nahuatlchināmitl [tʃiˈnaːmitɬ]) is a method of ancient Mesoamerican agriculture which used small, rectangular areas of fertile arable land to grow crops on the shallow lake beds in the Valley of Mexico.

Sometimes referred to as “floating gardens,” chinampas were artificial islands that usually measured roughly 98 ft × 8.2 ft (30 m × 2.5 m).[1] Chinampas were used by the ancient Aztec [Aboriginal Peoples].[2] In Tenochtitlan, the chinampas ranged from 300 ft × 15 ft (91 m × 4.6 m)[1] to 300 ft × 30 ft (91 m × 9.1 m)[1][3] They were created by staking out the shallow lake bed and then fencing in the rectangle with wattle. The fenced-off area was then layered with mud, lake sediment, and decaying vegetation, eventually bringing it above the level of the lake. Often trees such as āhuexōtl [aːˈweːʃoːt͡ɬ] (Salix bonplandiana)[2] (a willow) and āhuēhuētl [aːˈweːweːt͡ɬ] (Taxodium mucronatum)[4] (a cypress) were planted at the corners to secure the chinampa. Chinampas were separated by channels wide enough for a canoe to pass. These “islands” had very high crop yields with up to 7 crops a year.[5]

photo:  Iraun permakultura (1), Aztec Chinampas model by Te Mahi, Photographer: Te Papa, © Te Papa (2)

Fuck yeah. I’m constructing a chinampa system here in fiji.

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transmorphism:

When I was walking around the town yesterday, i’ ve found Stranglers Dreamtime vinyl. Kinda awesome thing, especially when you fascinated about this #aboriginal #dreamtime #ethnobotanic and #spiritual stuff.
Firstly, i loved this mysterious cover, in the back under the track list, i’ve found Aboriginal intro . #totallymadaboutthis album. This might be quite inspiring shit ! ! ! 
I need to get my gramophone immediately  just get into this lucid-dreaming inspired thing:c

alchaeologist:

Does anyone know the documentary on ayahuasca that this is from?

I can’t remember much about it other than the cgi crocodiles and that it focuses heavily on Jeremy Narby’s The Cosmic Serpent

chinaoldies:

The earliest known depiction of a Siberian shaman, produced by the Dutch explorer Nicolaes Witsen, who authored an account of his travels among Samoyedic- and Tungusic-speaking peoples in 1692. Witsen labelled the illustration as a “Priest of the Devil” and gave this figure clawed feet to highlight what Witsen perceived as demonic qualities.

chinaoldies:

The earliest known depiction of a Siberian shaman, produced by the Dutch explorer Nicolaes Witsen, who authored an account of his travels among Samoyedic- and Tungusic-speaking peoples in 1692. Witsen labelled the illustration as a “Priest of the Devil” and gave this figure clawed feet to highlight what Witsen perceived as demonic qualities.

the-mind-at-large:

Tugus shaman, 1901

the-mind-at-large:

Tugus shaman, 1901


thedangerbird:


To go to the spirits, the shaman needs some kind of transportation. The most powerful transportation is the drum. A drum is like a horse. It can take you anywhere.
 
Photo is of a Durga Shaman, 1931

thedangerbird:

To go to the spirits, the shaman needs some kind of transportation. The most powerful transportation is the drum. A drum is like a horse. It can take you anywhere.

 

Photo is of a Durga Shaman, 1931