Ecstatic Postures & Ritual

I am stoked! I just discovered a YouTube series interviewing Felicitas Goodman, the psychological anthropologist who I have been reading about. When I finish watching the series, I’ll try to write more about my thoughts! WOOT!

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2 thoughts on “Ecstatic Postures & Ritual

  1. Bethany says:

    There is much to be explored with the different postures!

    • djinnsilk says:

      I know, I am very excited about this exploration. I have so far been unsuccessful in achieving the proper trance when I’ve tried several of the postures, which is a little discouraging, but they mention that having the 200 beat-per-minute drum or rattle is an integral part, and after watching the interviews with Felicitas, she discusses the importance of the whole ritual itself and offerings, invitations and dismissal of spirits as being essential. The last posture I tried (The Bear Spirit Posture), I followed the instructions for the ritual, but I could tell there was something not quite right about it, and I think it was that I was holding my hands improperly somehow. I’m not giving up on it, though!

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