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  • About:Bali has a long tradition of Bali Usada, also known as Balinese traditional healing. The Balinese live equally in two worlds: the seen or conscious world called sekala, and the unseen or psychic world, called niskala. In traditional Balinese healing, both of these elements need to be addressed in order to truly heal.

  • Trip dates:20th April to 5th May 2013

  • Fly to:Denpasar Airport, Bali

  • Currency:Indonesian Rupee

  • Time Zone:8hrs ahead of GMT

  • 5 Quick Facts:Click here

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  • Contact:emma@persoots.com

Bali - 5 Quick Facts

1. Bali's highest peak, Mount Agung, is said to be the home of the Gods

2. The Balinese build shrines for spirits believed to live in large trees. Artistic offerings are made of flowers and fruit. Rice is also offered to the Gods & Spirits

3. The Hindu-Balinese population has a belief in reincarnation. Babies up to six weeks old are treated with reverence as they are thought to have the soul of a reincarnated ancestor

4. Kaja and Kelod are the Balinese equivalents of North and South, which refer to ones orientation between the island's largest mountain, Gunung Agung (Kaja) and the sea (Kelod). In addition to spatial orientation, Kaja and Kelod have the connotation of good and evil; Gods and ancestors are believed to reside in the mountain whereas demons, in the sea. Buildings such as temples and residential homes are spatially orientated with the most sacred spaces closest to the mountain.

5. The Balinese people pray to the same Gods as the Indians, but has in addition many local Gods, Spirits & other figures that play an almost equal role in their daily lives.