Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ecstasy and Voudun – on being mounted and ridden (possessed) by a horse

Maya Deren, an experimental film-maker, went to Haiti in the early 1950s where she studied Voudoun, and participated in rituals. From that came a book, The Divine Horsemen – The Living Gods of Haiti, and a film of the same name:


This by way of an introduction to my recent post at 3 Quarks Daily, Some Varieties of Musical Experience.

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