Bori Ceremony

Commentary (and sound files) to follow.

A bori initiate is referred to as the "mount" or "horse" of the spirit who possesses or "rides" him or her.

Bori 'horses' in character 1

bori 'horses' in character 2

leaping into the air...

...and landing safely seated

magic magani (medicine) 1

Our American leader, whom we called Malama ("Madame") Halima, walked away with the bori captain with an empty tray, holding the tray above her head...

...the captain aimed his flashlight at the bottom of the tray and blinked the light several times...

magic magani (medicine) 2

...and behold, there were fragrant medicinal herbs (magani) in the tray!

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