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RE: Looping and Meditative States, etc
Title: Re: Looping and Meditative States, etc
But speaking of meditative states,
once while I was much younger...
was playing with a show band, for a "colored" review, to use the
terminology of the day,
was a gorgeous, tall, dancer, whom they said had just come from Africa, and they
told me to just play some tom-tom rhythms, while She was doing Her solo
dancing. That was the last I remembered, until the MC came over and shook
me while I was playing, and told me to stop playing, or else I would "kill" the
girl. Apparently, She had been dancing all the time I was playing, and was
soaking wet, as I suppose, I was too.
we would probably call that Trance, and not meditation.
had a friend of mine ask me if I was ever "initiated". Since he knew
that I had been involved with meditation and spiritual practices, I figured he
was searching for something different, so I told him this story. His reply
was, Yes, you've been initiated all right!
remember a book I've read called "Samba" where this woman went to Brazil to
learn how to dance, and her female instructor told her, after she was concerned
that she was starting to sweat, Honey, you don't even start to do Samba, until
your body is totally covered with sweat!