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The Kayapo people believe that their ancestors learned social skills from insects like bees. That is why mothers and children paint each other's bodies with patterns that are similar to animal or insect markings. They believe that when painted they can better communicate with the Spirit that exists everywhere - in the forest, in the river etc.  For Kayapo people there is no difference between heavenly and earthly stuff. For them space, time, person or group are all sacred.

The Kayapo people believe that their ancestors learned social skills from insects like bees. That is why mothers and children paint each other's bodies with patterns that are similar to animal or insect markings. They believe that when painted they can better communicate with the Spirit that exists everywhere - in the forest, in the river etc. For Kayapo people there is no difference between heavenly and earthly stuff. For them space, time, person or group are all sacred.

Lights from the United States glow in this night image based on data taken from the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC

Lights from the United States glow in this night image based on data taken from the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC

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