Wednesday, May 11, 2005

May 9//Dar Ghinawa 2

The ghinawa spirit chart. Each color represents a spirit. They are organized by the order that they appear in a long piece of music. Different rhythms and arrangements of music are ruled by different spirits. During a Leila, a night of Trance, people come if they are sick, or relatives bring relatives to get healed of all sorts of problems. The people dance, and at some point they faint, or pass into an unconscious state. When they fall the ghinawa place a colored garment next to them. When they wake up they see what spirit held them when they fell and they understand what to do. More to come. The spaces here are normally filled with names, and a chart represents a Leila.


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