Monday, June 30, 2008
Maasai Medicine Man...Again
Sululu from Terrawatu took us to visit a different Maasai medicine man. This medicine man encouraged one of our own, Leeron, to try something for a headache...and then he insisted that she pay for it. At the end of our visit, the medicine man insisted upon donations. Sululu explained that we had already paid him to visit and then Sululu proceeded to explain something about the medicine men that we didn't hear yesterday. Evidently their job is very spiritually draining and so, in order to cope, they often imbibe of either alcohol or other concoctions of their own making. Let your minds wander. So, this was our first encounter (of a few) with someone under the influence and then trying to influence us to pay them.