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Andrew Lang - Native American Indians - Bull roarers

Identifier

003342

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

The effect is described but no specifics, so the type is other.

A description of the experience

Andrew Lang - The Making of Religion – Chapter V – Crystal Visions, Savage and Civilised

Captain Bourke discovered that the Apaches, like the Greeks, Australians, Africans, Maoris, and many other, races, use the bull-roarer, turndun, or rhombos ­a piece of wood which, being whirled round, causes a strange windy roar ­in their mystic ceremonies.  The wide use of the rhombos was known to Captain Bourke.

The source of the experience

Native American Indians

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Listening to sound and music

Commonsteps

Using bull roarers

References