The Exorcism of Ghede

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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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My name is Tom Lennon and I'm a freelance writer who specialises in humour at the geekier end of the pop culture spectrum. I'm based in Birmingham, UK, and my work has recently appeared in BuzzFeed and Time Out.

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