Sunday, 18 December 2016

M4RINA SAB1NA - MUSHR00M CEREM0NY OF THE MAZ4TEC IND1ANS OF MEX1C0 (1957)


A Folkways ethnomusicological field recording purportedly documenting a psilocybin ritual in Oaxaca. Sabina, the shaman, directs proceedings. I wish I knew more about the details of the ceremony itself--what it celebrates, investigates or heals--but instead I simply allow my colonial ears to enjoy the repetitive, lulling chants, invocations, humming, snippets of conversation and background sounds of this ceremony. I suspect this ritual is much like ours, about getting baked, listening to music and attempting to have intercourse with the divine.

Dreaming is a ritual performance...

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