Thursday, May 03, 2007

My Dominica Visit 2006 Carib (Kalinago) Territory

My Dominica Pictures.

L'Escalier Tete Chien
L'Escalier Tête Chien is a stairway-like lava outcrop which represents a snake.

This is a sacred place for Carib indians , when one walks close to the edge of this the alantic ocean becomes more 'angry'(as one resident told me) and very active. This is an important location for Kalinago Indians with thier legend stating that the Master Snake came out of the ocean onto land.
The legend also says that 'when Caribs disappear, the Master Snake has vowed to return to the underbelly of ocean. And the world will end'*.

*http://www.swulinski.com/travels/CaribTerritory.html

Kalinago Barana Aute - Kalinago village.



Carib Village Hall (Covered in Vetivert leaves ) Properties of Vetivert oil in Aromatherapy(Grounding -protection-Spiritual awakening). This is where meetings and festivals take place with the village Chief.

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A giant Cassava (farin) bowl .



A view from Kalinago Village overlooking to the Alantic ocean. (not bad for a throw away camera)




'At Home' - My morning view before yoga. (this was taken with my phone camera)

more pictures coming soon-
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For more information on the Carib Indians, you can visit :-
http://www.lennoxhonychurch.com/article.cfm?id=389

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