Earth Medicine

SINGLE CHANNEL VIDEO

FILMED IN THE KAOLIN MINES OF SANDERSVILLE, GA

Geophagy is defined as- The act of consuming earthy substances (such as clay) in humans - that is performed especially to augment a scanty, mineral-deficient diet or as part of a cultural tradition. This practice is also termed as Earth Eating. Earth Medicine injects the practice of geophagy and places focus on the lore, its influences and the practitioners often associated with it.

Geophagy carries a strong cultural lineage across the globe while holding a closer grasp here in the Southeastern United States.

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For me the act of consuming earth becomes one of the most intimate portrayals of humans depending, relating, and communing with their environment and I view it as an ideal interpretation of the body’s reintegration to its source.

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