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Joseph Campbell - Kung dancing

Identifier

011361

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Joseph Campbell -from The Way of the Animal Powers

The following is a transcription from a !Kung informant

When people sing … I dance.  I enter the earth.  I go in at a place like a place where people drink water.  I travel a long way, very far.  When I emerge, I am already climbing.  I'm climbing threads ...And when you arrive at God's place you make yourself small.  You come and come and come and finally you enter your body again … You enter the earth, and you return to enter the skin of your body …. And you say 'he-e-e-e!' That is the sound of your return to your body

The source of the experience

African tribal

Concepts, symbols and science items

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Frenetic exercise

Suppressions

Listening to beating sounds

Commonsteps

References