When hiking into strange, unexplored territory, it’s never a bad idea to get the spirits on your side. Thus, Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert decide to visit a shaman, somewhere in the middle of the Peruvian rainforest, for various blessings and expulsions of evil forces.
Whether you, the viewer, actually believe in shamanism is one thing, but we have to commend Zero Point Zero for their editing of this sequence, both eerie (the shaman slicing away at invisible demons in the crook of Bourdain’s knee), and mundane (Eric nonchalantly snapping iPhone photos). Of course, Bourdain ruins The Moment with a well-placed GOOP joke (“My aura is now cleaner than Gwyneth Paltrow’s colon after a three-month juice cleanse”), but still. Shamans, dude.
Parts Unknown airs this Sunday at 9 PM EST.
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