Photo by Kitra Cahana @kitracahana | A devotee of the cult of Maria Lionza jumps through a bonfire during the Baile en Candela, an annual celebration honoring the goddess Maria Lionza, on Venezuela’s Sorte Mountain. The pilgrims claim they do not feel any pain while they are possessed by spirits. I took this photograph ten years ago as a photography intern for @natgeo. It was 2009 and the first story I ever shot for the magazine. Over the next week, I'll share more images from the story on the cult of Maria Lionza @kitracahana. #marialionza #venezuela #spiritpossession #sortemountain #fire

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Photo by Kitra Cahana @kitracahana | A devotee of the cult of Maria Lionza jumps through a bonfire during the Baile en Candela, an annual celebration honoring the goddess Maria Lionza, on Venezuela’s Sorte Mountain. The pilgrims claim they do not feel any pain while they are possessed by spirits. I took this photograph ten years ago as a photography intern for @natgeo. It was 2009 and the first story I ever shot for the magazine. Over the next week, I'll share more images from the story on the cult of Maria Lionza @kitracahana. #marialionza #venezuela #spiritpossession #sortemountain #fire

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eliecer ramirez tarazona (@eliecerramireztarazo)

Que Dios tenga misericordia de estas personas q hacen cultos a dioses falsos por eso nuestro pais 🇻🇪 esta inundado de crisis por creer y hacer ritos a estos dioses por el unico Dios verdadero es nuestro padre q mora en los cielos q dio a su unico hijo Jesucristo para salvarnos de la condenación perpetua que Dios bendiga mi pais Venezuela 🇻🇪

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