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Black-veined Moth (Siona lineata)

…a species of geometer moth found throughout Europe and parts of Asia. The black-veined moth is crepuscular (active during twilight/sunrise) and feed on various species of herbs, especially Marjoram. During the day they will rest in grasses and are easily disturbed by passing animals. They typically fly during the summer and are present from May to July. The caterpillars hibernate through the winter and emerge in spring and pupate, repeating the cycle.

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Last Amazon post, Siona tribe day!

We were lucky to get to visit an indigenous tribe from Cuyabeno. The tribe is called the Sionas.

They showed us how to make bread from a yuca plant called Casve. We went to the fields, chopped and pulled the yuca. Then, cleaned and grated the potato into small pieces. Next, she uses this massive strainer that was essentially braided tree bark to drain the water from the plant. Lastly, she used a siv to discard the last clumps. The yuca ended up being a consistency of flour. She spread out the flour on a clay pan with no other ingredients or oil and it cooked like a big pancake. It had the same texture as bread. Pretty cool!

Next, we met a Shaman. The Shaman is the doctor of the village healing by giving a drink called Ayahuasca and preforming a ritual like the video above. Each “sick” person goes to the Shaman and he takes the same drink with the patient. The patient will begin to hallucinate and based on the hallucinations the Shaman can determine their sickness. The drink is made from fermented tree bark/plants… We tasted a tiny sip.. It was disgusting. Haha.

At times the rituals seemed like hocus pocus but then other times, he came off as an incredibly knowledgable doctor based on his years of studying plants/diseases of the tribe.

I really enjoyed the trip. I couldn’t have asked for a better guide and group of people to visit the Amazon. Thank you Amazon, it was certainly a once in a lifetime experience!

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6 avril - Le Kasabe, une tradition culinaire et millénaire

Et oui il y à aussi des gens dans cette partie du monde. Rencontre donc avec la communauté Siona pour découvrir la fabrication du pain traditionnel à base de manioc.

Recette du Kasabe (simple)

  1. Trouver du Manioc
  2. En enlever la peau à la machette
  3. Râper les racines dénudées
  4. Egoutter le tout en le tordant dans un hamac de lianes
  5. Passer le produit au tamis
  6. Cuire à feu vif dans un plat en céramique
  7. Servir

Le goût ? Pas prononcé mais un peu de pâte de piment noir peut arranger le tout.

Siona got to her feet. “Have you asked the Worm why he confines us this way?”

“Leto’s Peace, the Golden Path to insure our survival. That’s what he says.”

“Do you know what he told my father? I spied on them when I was a child. I heard
him.”

“What did he say’?”

“He said he denies us most crises, to limit our forming forces. He said: `People
can be sustained by affliction. but I am the affliction now. Gods can become
afflictions.’ Those were his words, Duncan. The Worm is a sickness!”

- God Emperor of Dune

The Beatitudes (SIONA: Bible NT)

The Beatitudes (SIONA: Bible NT)

SIONA: Bible NT

Matthew (San Mateo) 5:3-12

3 Ro porema’i hua’nabi Riusu Espíritute cu’etoca, ai bojoreba bojojën ba’iyë. Riusu ba’i jobo ëjacua’ru ruinja’cua’ë.

4 Bain gu’a juchare ro’tajën ota oitoca, ai bojoreba bojojën ba’iyë. Riusubi bacua oiyete senjoni jo’caja’guë’bi.

5Riusu yëye se’gare yo’oye cu’ejën ba’itoca, ai bojoreba bojojën ba’iyë. Bacua yua ëja bain ba’iye cu’ema’iñe cayë. Riusubi…

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The Beatitudes (SIONA: Bible NT)

The Beatitudes (SIONA: Bible NT)

SIONA: Bible NT

Matthew (San Mateo) 5:3-12

3 Ro porema’i hua’nabi Riusu Espíritute cu’etoca, ai bojoreba bojojën ba’iyë. Riusu ba’i jobo ëjacua’ru ruinja’cua’ë.

4 Bain gu’a juchare ro’tajën ota oitoca, ai bojoreba bojojën ba’iyë. Riusubi bacua oiyete senjoni jo’caja’guë’bi.

5Riusu yëye se’gare yo’oye cu’ejën ba’itoca, ai bojoreba bojojën ba’iyë. Bacua yua ëja bain ba’iye cu’ema’iñe cayë. Riusubi…

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