In the past, the Kavalan tribe lived in Yilan. Nowadays they are in Hualien and Taitung with a total of over 1,100 people. Kavalan believe that each creature has its own spirit, therefore the tribe develops its own special ritual offering ceremony and the healing ceremony. During the healing ceremony, the female shaman presents wine to worship gods, and then she prays to the ancestors' spirits to ask for healing the illness. During the ritual healing ceremony, the female shaman would sing special healing song.
By Shieh Li-Jong
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