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In the Confraternity House of San Juan across town, one of the most powerful traditional objects in Santiago Atitlán — the Martín bundle — is taken from the chest where it is kept and danced to the four directions by its servant and keeper, the nab'eysil — a celibate shaman priest who in his trance state becomes a conduit for a deity: the Lord of maize, harvest and mountains. It is then placed reverently on the altar of the shrine where it will be reverenced and nourished until Saturday.

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In the Confraternity House of San Juan, the nab'eysil, entranced, dances the Martín bundle.