© F - R. ZACOT / CNRS novembre 2003

Mantras and the spirit

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1197

Duration

00:33:00

Production year

2003

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Résumé

In Sri Lanka, soothsayers, shamans, and mediums, called mantras, are consulted by patients in search of a cure. Each mantra has his own diagnostic practice, mode of communication with divinities or spirits, methods of care, and techniques of prediction. Each one enters into communication with divinities via trance and spirit possession.

Four mantras are filmed during their treatment of patients.

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