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Burmese spirit medium, Maw Than Daw, in trance.
"Loose Spirits" is a collection of videos, photos and writings documenting traditional ritual and festival culture, folk religion, and phenomena of trance, spirit possession, and shamanism worldwide.
The work was initially undertaken by artist David Normal during his travels in South East Asia between 2000 - 2005.
There are many documents by David Normal that have not yet been published here, and now in 2017 he is resuming the work, and also inviting others to contribute and collaborate with the goal of establishing a worldwide archive documenting traditional ritual, festival, and magic practices worldwide.
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