Singing me into this land: the territorialization of a spiritual ecosystem

Author
MacDonald, Michael B.
Faculty Advisor
Date
2009
Keywords
fear , music , paganism , spiritual-ecosystem
Abstract (summary)
The fear of environmental catastrophe is very real in our daily lives. Dealing with fear at times means combating it. A small pagan community in Washington State gathers together up to eight times a year to ritualize their connection to nature. These rituals use music as a magic to transform the consciousness of the participants. Becoming one with nature in a spiritual-ecosystem allows the forces of nature to become animate and real. This is the magic of music.
Publication Information
MacDonald, Michael B. "Singing Me Into This Land: The Territorialization of a Spiritual Ecosystem." vis-à-vis: Explorations in Anthropology 9, no. 1 (2009): 58-69. http://vav.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/vav/article/download/3433/2153
DOI
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Item Type
Article
Language
English
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)