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Pilgrimage to the Subliminal

Zaar

The Zaar (also known as Zar) is best described as an ecstatic trance and healing ceremony incorporating drumming and dance. Despite the fact that the Zaar is technically prohibited by Islam, it continues to be a part of the culture in that part of the world. Interestingly Islam itself has always believed in the existence of "spirits", which it calls the “Jinn’’. The above photo is of the magnificent belly dancer, circus contortion, burlesque queen, actress, fire eater, director and writer, Kristina Cañizares.

To learn more about Kristina Cañizares and The Nekyia, please visit... http://www.nekyiadance.com

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