Jim Berenholtz has, so far, completed 36 ceremonies, during which he burns, buries or releases snake skin at sacred sites in every land.
The jet-setting snakecharmer wants to complete 36 more serpentine rituals before hes finished; hes already on lucky number 11.
Berenholtz uses the skin of an albino Burmese Python named Ixchel after the Mayan goddess and the modern day shaman claims the snake is now the only creature that has had its skin spread over every continent.
Berenholtz claims to have shed the skin of hurry and worry at many memorable sites, but none more so than at the island of Maltas ancient temple during a solar eclipse.
Berenholtz says discarded snake scales are powerful symbols because theyre biodegradable, plus they represent letting go of something old, something that, as humans we are forced to do that all the time.
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