Boys of the Algonquin Indian Tribe of Quebec were brought to a secluded area, often caged, and then given an intoxicating medicine known as wysoccan, an extremely dangerous hallucinogen that is said to be 100 times more powerful than LSD.
The intention of the ritual was to force any memories of being a child out of the boy’s mind.
The video shows at least four women being stripped, beaten and burned as they are interrogated by villagers.
The video was shared by high school students on their mobile phones before appearing on social media, a Lutheran missionary in the area, Anton Lutz, told ABC news. Burn her with the wire." Another woman says: 'I've got nothing to do with it". The Papua New Guinea government has developed an action plan to combat violence against women accused of using black magic. Two sources on the island told the Guardian that the women were accused of sorcery after a young man fell ill in the village of Enga in August.
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In tribal cultures, coming of age ceremonies are, in many cases, much more elaborate and can be truly terrifying.
Mosquitoes and age-old rivalry forced these tribes to build houses in the tops of trees. Korowai and Kombai used to be cannibalistic tribes.
We are convinced that they still practice ritually cannibalism, but considerably less frequently.
This ritual, which is a symbol of a young boy’s rite of passage to manhood, starts when a boy is between the ages of 6 to 10 and comprises of 6 stages.
Imperative to the processes and teaching of the initial ceremony is the notion that women can be dangerous to men.