The Exorcism of Ghede

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The Exorcism of Ghede

The Exorcism of Ghede

The following is an extract from Carl Jung’s final book, Man and His Symbols (1964):

Ghede in action

“Among primitives, ‘possession’ implies that a god or demon has taken over a human body.  Above

[a Haitian] possessed by the god Ghede, who is invariably manifested in this position, legs crossed, cigarette in mouth”

It’s been exactly one week since my last cigarette…


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Tom is a mostly funny writer, sometimes illustrator, and lapsed stand-up comedian based in Birmingham, UK. Currently an Expert Blogger at Time Out Birmingham, he's had humour pieces, illustrations, and articles about popular culture published in print and online publications.

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