Sacred Trances of Java and Bali
Available for purchase as part of Hartley Classics Volume 3
In altered states of consciousness, the human body is capable of extraordinary acts.
Sacred Trances in Bali and Java illuminates these phenomena through observance of Hindu, Muslim and animistic rituals.
The film is shot in communities in which it is believed that invisible spirits are invoked and enter our bodies when in trance, allowing us to walk unharmed on fire and roll on broken glass.
" - the movie is engrossing for - groups interested in religious rites, and for classes in social studies, psychology and religion."
If you would like to explore films with similar themes, please click on Espiritualidad.