Campagnebeeld Helende kracht Museum Volkenkunde Leiden
5 January 2020

Healing Power

Winti, shamanism and more

If you don’t feel well, it may seem obvious to consult a doctor. Some people turn to treatments that can be traced back to centuries-old traditions. HEALING POWER introduces a range of ritual specialists and healing practices that are important to many people around the world. The range is very wide: from Winti and ayahuasca to shamans and witches.

Spiritual journey
Join us on a spiritual journey. Admire the special ethnographic collections with magical pouches full of medicinal substances, meaningful jewellery, and shamans’ coats. Wonder about the many amulets from all over the world: from Greenland to Pakistan and from Mexico to Tibet. 

Get inspired
Become inspired by artists who engage with this theme, such as Damian Hirst, Remy Jungerman, Joseph Beuys, and Marina Abramovic. 


Ritual specialists

Rhytm and connection

Rhythm and Connection

Bescherming en genezing

Protection and Healing

Ziekte en disbalans

Illness and Imbalance

Jeroen Toirkens

The Other World