Canaima National Park
Some readers may find the following images distressful. However, the truth is seldom buttercups and rainbows. Areas of the Amazon basin are currently being destroyed by deforestation and illegal mining. One such area is the Canaima National Park in Bolivar State, Venezuela.
The Canaima National Park is situated in a remote part of Venezuela. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to the indigenous Pemon people who form part of the Carib linguistic group.
Once a tranquil paradise, Canaima is currently under threat from illegal mining and deforestation which seeks to plunder the riches beneath the soil of this UNESCO site. This must stop at once before the damage become irreparable.
The Pemon have a spiritual relationship with Canaima and the huge table-top mountains with vertical walls they call ‘Tepuis’ which for millions of years have formed part of the majestic landscape and the home to Kerepakupai Meru also known as Angel Falls, the tallest uninterrupted waterfall in the world.
The ‘Tepuis’ are known as the home of the ‘Mawari’ spirits. The ‘Mawari’ are the spirits of the deceased who find their antithesis in the form of ‘Kanaima’, a spirit of evil in all its forms and manifestations.
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