Vale do Amanhecer

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Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of Dawn) is a religious community founded by ex-truck driver (the followers of the doctrine claim she’s the first woman to be awarded a driving licence in Brasil) and medium, Tia Neiva.

Like many new doctrines, Amanhecer manages with ease a complex mix of elements of Christianity, Spiritism, mysticism, Afro-Brazilian religions, belief in flying saucers, and ancient Egyptian beliefs.

The photos are part of a larger work in progress, whose aim is to investigate the tendency of modern spirituality towards syncretism.