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John Amato | profile | all galleries >> Pohnpei, Micronesia -FSM- 2010, 2011 >> Lepen Lison Leon Aldis, a Pohnpeian traditional healer. tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Lepen Lison Leon Aldis, a Pohnpeian traditional healer.

Leon uses the plants of the island to heal.

Going under the sheet with medicinal plants in a hot water bath, Umwulap


Lepen Lison Leon Aldis
Lampein Leilani Aldis

Lepen Lison is a title for a traditional healer.
Lampein is Leilani's title.

These images were taken over a period of several months. The Sakau ceremony was to honor Lepen Lison Leon Aldis for his work as a healer.

Spring 2011
Dr. Eisenberg under a umwulap with medicinal herbs in hot water. L1012861.jpg
Dr. Eisenberg under a umwulap with medicinal herbs in hot water. L1012861.jpg
Discussing the use of herbs. L1012886.jpg
Discussing the use of herbs. L1012886.jpg
Bottled high quality Sakau. IMG_7011.jpg
Bottled high quality Sakau. IMG_7011.jpg
Holding the cup waiting for more sakau to be sqeezed. IMG_5994.jpg
Holding the cup waiting for more sakau to be sqeezed. IMG_5994.jpg
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Leon and Dr. Eisenberg working on the identification and spelling of a plant. L1012321.jpg
Leon and Dr. Eisenberg working on the identification and spelling of a plant. L1012321.jpg