The Ecstatic Body: Notes on Shamanism and Corporeity in Nepal
Author: Martino Nicoletti
Description: The shaman who entertains the gods by dancing and music, is the same man who entertains the audience through the more performative aspects of the séance. Here, it is ordinary people who exploit the situation, coming to attend a performance that, in primes, has been organized for the gods. A singular performance, to which, besides the chance of direct witness of the epiphany of gods, spirits and demons, is added the no less stimulating possibility of witnessing human destinies suspended over an uncertain fate.