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Engel, C - Healing with rattles

Identifier

002224

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Musical Myths and Facts Volume II 1876 – C. Engel

Only when the common remedies of roots and herbs have proved unsuccessful does he resort to medicine or mystery.

He arrays himself in a most grotesque dress and provides himself with a rattle, commonly made of a gourd, which is hollowed and partly filled with pebbles. Thus equipped he approaches his patient to cure him with a charm.

He dances about him, singing songs of incantation and producing a frightful noise by shaking his rattle.

The source of the experience

Shaman unspecified

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

Music therapy

References