Once for comparative religion class, sophomore anthro. myself and 3 other friends decided to have a voodoo ceremony, complete with drums, cigars, rum,
dancing, "etc"; mainly an excuse to party and write a paper.
We drew a symbol on the floor in chalk, started drumming, drinking, smoking and one of the female attendees started dancing around the symbol.
Perhaps 5 min. into the "ceremony" the dancer was really involved, her eyes were rolling back in her head, speaking, almost growling in a strange
language and eventually collapsed to the floor.
We other three thought it was just theatrics, but it wasn't. She was in
a trance that resembled some kind of epileptic seizure. We immediately
erased the symbol and tried to comfort the girl. Eventually she snapped
out of it with no recollection of what had just transpired.
Did we connect with "something" was it just some sort of selfindused hypnotism. Regardless is scared the holy **** out of us and that is
why I recommend absolute caution in these matters.
Arm yourself with the sword of knowledge
and the Shield of faith....
A mentor might not be a bad idea either...
My interest started as a young lad reading "Fate" magazine, given to me
by some very strange neighbors.
I have experienced some other high strangeness here...
[edit on 28-6-2008 by whaaa]