LIMA: With incense smoke, flowers and images of President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden, Peruvian shamans carried out an ancestral ritual on Wednesday for the U.S. elections, however there was little settlement about who would win the Nov. three poll.
Chanting and blowing a conventional Andean shell instrument, the shamans, wearing multicolored garb, invoked the “Pachamama”, or mom earth, for the U.S. vote to happen in peace, with out assaults or any witchcraft between the rivals.
Shaman trainer Ana María Simeón, in the course of the ritual held in a low-lit room of an outdated constructing in downtown Lima, mentioned she was in favor of Biden.
“That is why we are cleansing him (…) we have seen that they are attacking him with witchcraft, with a black doll, with a voodoo doll they are shadowing to remove him,” mentioned the shaman with necklaces wrapped round her neck.
During the ritual, the shamans, wearing Andean ponchos and cloaks, rubbed medicinal vegetation, fruits and even a reside snake on images of Democratic candidate Biden and Republican Trump.
According to a Reuters/Ipsos ballot on Wednesday, Biden leads Trump nationally amongst possible U.S. voters by 9 proportion factors, with 50% of possible voters planning to forged ballots for Biden whereas 41% had been doing the identical for Trump.
“Good energies to Mr. Donald Trump,” mentioned the grasp shaman Pablo Torres, carrying the snake on one in every of his shoulders after squirting an odd liquid from his mouth onto the picture of Trump.
“Why? Because he is deserving, he needs good energies, good vibes from his followers,” he mentioned. “We are supporters of the gentleman. He will win; he is a winner.”