Prologue: Ecstasy

Keith E. McNeal

in Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780813037363
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813042121 | DOI:
Prologue: Ecstasy

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The prologue launches the book with two anecdotes experienced by the author engaging with African and Hindu spirit mediums, which introduce the reader to the practice of trance performance as well as the local traditions of spirit mediumship in Trinidad focused upon here: Orisha Worship and Shakti Puja. The notion of ecstasy used throughout is also introduced.

Keywords: ecstasy; Orisha Worship; Shakti Puja; trance; mediumship

Chapter.  6216 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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