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Wade Davis:
The worldwide web of belief and ritual

TED2008 · 19:12 · Filmed Feb 2008
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Wade Davis: The worldwide web of belief and ritual
19:12 · Filmed February 2008 at TED2008 · Subtitles available in 20 languages

Anthropologist Wade Davis muses on the worldwide web of belief and ritual that makes us human. He shares breathtaking photos and stories of the Elder Brothers, a group of Sierra Nevada indians whose spiritual practice holds the world in balance.

Anthropologist, ethnobotanist
A National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Wade Davis has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” Full bio
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