Sunday, July 18, 2010

Trances in Bali

"In the Balinese culture, you could be going to a market. On the way to the market the Balinese can go into a deep trance, do their shopping, turn around, and come out of the trance when they get home -- or stay in the trance and visit with a neighbor who is not in a trance, while they are in a trance. Autohypnosis is a part of their daily life. Mead, Bateson and Belo studied their behaviour and brought back movies..."
~ "My Voice Will Go With You ~ The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson"

Miss Jane Belo spent seven years in Bali, two of them in close collaboration with Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson.
Trance in Bali: By Jane Belo. Preface by Margaret Mead. New York: Columbia University Press, 1960. 283 pp.


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