July 7th

Salve Deus!  That is the typical greeting at the Vale do Amanhecer, a religious community based on a doctrine that mixes elements of Christianity, Spiritism, mysticism, Afro-Brazilian religions, as well as Mayan and ancient Egyptian beliefs. Their pyramid temple in Recife has a picture of Jesus and Amanhotep.  It was founded by the ex-truck driver and medium, Tia Neiva, in 1969 in Brasilia - the heart of Brazil - and has since then spread through various Brazilian cities and gained followers worldwide. Those seeking spiritual or personal guidance can visit the many Vale do Amanhecer locations and speak to its hundreds of mediums, who receive spirits of popular Afro-Brazilian figures.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    A woman medium prays to one of the hundreds of Afro-Brazilian spiritual figures in the Vale do Amanhecer spiritual center in Recife, Brazil. The religious community of the Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of Dawn) is based on a doctrine that mixes elements of Christianity, Spiritism, mysticism, Afro-Brazilian religions, as well as Mayan and ancient Egyptian beliefs. It was founded by the ex-truck driver and medium, Tia Neiva, in 1969 in Brasilia - the heart of Brazil - and has since then spread through various Brazilian cities and gained followers worldwide. Those seeking spiritual or personal guidance can visit the many Vale do Amanhecer locations and speak to its hundreds of mediums, who receive spirits of popular Afro-Brazilian figures.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    In a silent preparation space, the mediums at the Vale do Amanhecer spiritual center in Recife prepare to interact with patients and channel african-brazilian spiritual figures on their behalf. The religious community of the Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of Dawn) is based on a doctrine that mixes elements of Christianity, Spiritism, mysticism, Afro-Brazilian religions, as well as Mayan and ancient Egyptian beliefs. It was founded by the ex-truck driver and medium, Tia Neiva, in 1969 in Brasilia - the heart of Brazil - and has since then spread through various Brazilian cities and gained followers worldwide. Those seeking spiritual or personal guidance can visit the many Vale do Amanhecer locations and speak to its hundreds of mediums, who receive spirits of popular Afro-Brazilian figures.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    A small shrine inside of the silence room where mediums mentally prepare to evoke spirits for local patients. The religious community of the Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of Dawn) is based on a doctrine that mixes elements of Christianity, Spiritism, mysticism, Afro-Brazilian religions, as well as Mayan and ancient Egyptian beliefs. It was founded by the ex-truck driver and medium, Tia Neiva, in 1969 in Brasilia - the heart of Brazil - and has since then spread through various Brazilian cities and gained followers worldwide. Those seeking spiritual or personal guidance can visit the many Vale do Amanhecer locations and speak to its hundreds of mediums, who receive spirits of popular Afro-Brazilian figures.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Spiritual mediums chant and sing in the main temple during the opening ceremony at the Vale do Amanhecer spiritual center in Recife. The religious community of the Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of Dawn) is based on a doctrine that mixes elements of Christianity, Spiritism, mysticism, Afro-Brazilian religions, as well as Mayan and ancient Egyptian beliefs. It was founded by the ex-truck driver and medium, Tia Neiva, in 1969 in Brasilia - the heart of Brazil - and has since then spread through various Brazilian cities and gained followers worldwide. Those seeking spiritual or personal guidance can visit the many Vale do Amanhecer locations and speak to its hundreds of mediums, who receive spirits of popular Afro-Brazilian figures.

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    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

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    Spiritual mediums prepare for the opening ceremony at the Vale do Amanhecer spiritual center in Recife. The religious community of the Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of Dawn) is based on a doctrine that mixes elements of Christianity, Spiritism, mysticism, Afro-Brazilian religions, as well as Mayan and ancient Egyptian beliefs. It was founded by the ex-truck driver and medium, Tia Neiva, in 1969 in Brasilia - the heart of Brazil - and has since then spread through various Brazilian cities and gained followers worldwide. Those seeking spiritual or personal guidance can visit the many Vale do Amanhecer locations and speak to its hundreds of mediums, who receive spirits of popular Afro-Brazilian figures.

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    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

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    A spiritual medium waits for the beginning of a ritual at the Vale do Amanhecer spiritual center in Recife, Brazil. The religious community of the Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of Dawn) is based on a doctrine that mixes elements of Christianity, Spiritism, mysticism, Afro-Brazilian religions, as well as Mayan and ancient Egyptian beliefs. It was founded by the ex-truck driver and medium, Tia Neiva, in 1969 in Brasilia - the heart of Brazil - and has since then spread through various Brazilian cities and gained followers worldwide. Those seeking spiritual or personal guidance can visit the many Vale do Amanhecer locations and speak to its hundreds of mediums, who receive spirits of popular Afro-Brazilian figures.

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  • tudo bom july 7

    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

    Sony DSC-RX1 (F-Stop: 2.0, Shutter: 1/500, ISO: 250)

    Two young girls wait for the beginning of a ritual at the Vale do Amanhecer spiritual center in Recife, Brazil. The religious community of the Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of Dawn) is based on a doctrine that mixes elements of Christianity, Spiritism, mysticism, Afro-Brazilian religions, as well as Mayan and ancient Egyptian beliefs. It was founded by the ex-truck driver and medium, Tia Neiva, in 1969 in Brasilia - the heart of Brazil - and has since then spread through various Brazilian cities and gained followers worldwide. Those seeking spiritual or personal guidance can visit the many Vale do Amanhecer locations and speak to its hundreds of mediums, who receive spirits of popular Afro-Brazilian figures.

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    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

    Sony DSC-RX1 (F-Stop: 2.0, Shutter: 1/250, ISO: 1000)

    A spiritual medium at the Vale do Amanhecer spiritual center in Recife, Brazil. The religious community of the Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of Dawn) is based on a doctrine that mixes elements of Christianity, Spiritism, mysticism, Afro-Brazilian religions, as well as Mayan and ancient Egyptian beliefs. It was founded by the ex-truck driver and medium, Tia Neiva, in 1969 in Brasilia - the heart of Brazil - and has since then spread through various Brazilian cities and gained followers worldwide. Those seeking spiritual or personal guidance can visit the many Vale do Amanhecer locations and speak to its hundreds of mediums, who receive spirits of popular Afro-Brazilian figures.

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  • tudo bom july 7

    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

    Sony DSC-RX1 (F-Stop: 2.0, Shutter: 1/800, ISO: 320)

    Spiritual mediums chant and sing in the main temple during the opening ceremony at the Vale do Amanhecer spiritual center in Recife. The religious community of the Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of Dawn) is based on a doctrine that mixes elements of Christianity, Spiritism, mysticism, Afro-Brazilian religions, as well as Mayan and ancient Egyptian beliefs. It was founded by the ex-truck driver and medium, Tia Neiva, in 1969 in Brasilia - the heart of Brazil - and has since then spread through various Brazilian cities and gained followers worldwide. Those seeking spiritual or personal guidance can visit the many Vale do Amanhecer locations and speak to its hundreds of mediums, who receive spirits of popular Afro-Brazilian figures.

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    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

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    A man purifies a meeting space where mediums and patients will interact in the temple of the Vale do Amanhecer center in Recife, Brazil. The religious community of the Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of Dawn) is based on a doctrine that mixes elements of Christianity, Spiritism, mysticism, Afro-Brazilian religions, as well as Mayan and ancient Egyptian beliefs. It was founded by the ex-truck driver and medium, Tia Neiva, in 1969 in Brasilia - the heart of Brazil - and has since then spread through various Brazilian cities and gained followers worldwide. Those seeking spiritual or personal guidance can visit the many Vale do Amanhecer locations and speak to its hundreds of mediums, who receive spirits of popular Afro-Brazilian figures.

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  • tudo bom july 7

    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

    Sony DSC-RX1 (F-Stop: 2.0, Shutter: 1/160, ISO: 3200)

    A man prays to one of the hundreds of Afro-Brazilian spiritual figures in the Vale do Amanhecer spiritual center in Recife, Brazil. The religious community of the Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of Dawn) is based on a doctrine that mixes elements of Christianity, Spiritism, mysticism, Afro-Brazilian religions, as well as Mayan and ancient Egyptian beliefs. It was founded by the ex-truck driver and medium, Tia Neiva, in 1969 in Brasilia - the heart of Brazil - and has since then spread through various Brazilian cities and gained followers worldwide. Those seeking spiritual or personal guidance can visit the many Vale do Amanhecer locations and speak to its hundreds of mediums, who receive spirits of popular Afro-Brazilian figures.

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