Raz Degan

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"Searching For The Light" photos by ©Raz Degan

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Tell me the story..
About how the #sun loved the #moon so much..
That she died every night..
Just to let him breathe...
#sunsets in #Africa 
#HanakoIshii #sunset_madness
Una vita ben vissuta è la più squisita opera d'arte.
I photographed this #Sadhu before he died - this is what he said.
#varanasi #benares  #india
#adesso #nofilter #somewhere #nowhere #everywhere #omnipresence #shabbatshalom
Shot in #Burma a couple of years back, little #monks in the #temple at #maruku 
#piccolobuddha #buddha #lettherebelight
During the 90s I was living in New York City at the Chelsea hotel.
This portrait was taken by my dear friend and amazing photographer Tony Nota in room #629

#30 #Nyc #poloroid #hotelchelsea 📷#tonynotarberardino
No words needed. #❤️
sono così orgoglioso di mio #fratello Blu per la sua trasformazione dalla #dipendenza ad aiutare gli altri a vedere la luce: oggi un altro anno di vita in #sobrietà. @baliblurecovery ————-❤️🙏———————
So proud of my #brother #Blu for his transformation from addiction to helping others see the light: today another year of living in sobriety. #proud #baliblurecovery #lifejourneys
Stasera l’ultimo viaggio di #razandthetribe, puntata 4: momenti inediti con @asiaargento @pieropelufficiale @lucaargentero su @skyatlantichd alle 23,50 🙏❤️
#nofilter #adventure #lovemylife #gratitude
Postcard from the #deepblue 🇬🇷
C’è chi nasce ancora e c’è chi nasce vela. 
#lifeartsantorini #santorini #Greece
Last night #thelastshaman won best documentary in Athens #Greece.🙏❤️
#lifeartfestival #soproud #nevergiveup
The death of a loved one can be a traumatic experience and causes emotional pain and suffering. However, in some cultures the loss can result in physical pain as well. Certain cultures believe this physical representation of emotional pain is essential to the grieving process. This can be seen in the Dani tribe in Papua, New Guinea. Some tribe members have cut off the top of their finger upon attending a funeral. This ritual is specific to the woman population of the Dani tribe. A woman will cut off the top of her finger if she loses a family member or child. The practice was done to both gratify and drive away the spirits, while also providing a way to use physical pain as an expression of sorrow and suffering. The Dani tribe members have the religious belief that if the deceased were a powerful person while living, their essence would remain in the village in lingering spiritual turmoil.

The practice is performed by first tying a string tightly around the upper half of the finger for about 30 minutes. This allows the finger to become numb for a “near” painless removal. The finger is removed by using an ax and the open sore is cauterized both to prevent bleeding and to form new-calloused fingers. The left over piece of finger is dried and then either burned to ashes or stored in a special place. This ritual is now banned in New Guinea, but the practice can still be seen in some of the older women of the community who have mutilated fingertips. The practice of causing physical pain to show grief and deal with mourning can be seen in a numerous amount of other cultures as well. Cutting arms, legs and body, shaving off hair from the head, and burning skin are rituals used by other cultures during the grieving process. Grieving is a natural response to losing someone and everyone has different ways of dealing with grief.
#razandthetribe #danitribe #papua