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GONZALEZ ORTIZ, Felipe et al. Fire and water in Otomi Healers' Rituals. Andes [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.1. ISSN 1668-8090.

After an intensive ethnographic work with Otomi healing groups inhabiting metropolitan areas of central Mexico, we present a description and interpretation of their ritual practices to heal individuals and offer ceremonies to the gods in hills and springs. Fire and water have the qualities of hot and cold, wet and dry, life and death

Keywords : Ethnography; Ritual practices; Traditional healing; Fire and water; Ethnic group.

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