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Lame Deer - Native American Indians - Clowns

Identifier

003421

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Lame Deer Seeker of Visions – John Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes

 I think clowns are holy to all Indians, not only to us Sioux.  I have heard about the 'mudhead' clowns in the Zuni, way down in Mexico.  I was told they ran around with a big wooden male part and had some grotesque dummy of a woman and all the clowns pretended to have intercourse with her. 

Only not one of them made it.  And the whole village looked on and smiled, the old ladies and the young children, because this too was holy, part of the sacred dance...... It is very different from us Sioux, yet it is the same. 

Different but the same.

The source of the experience

Native American Indians

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Activities

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Sexual stimulation

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