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!Kung Bushman entering trance - The !Kung San shamans of the Kalahari employ rhythmic movement and dance when summoning “Num” energy to induce an ecstatic trance state known as “Kia”. Such Num energy is said to reside in the belly or base of the spine. As this energy “boils” and is raised to the head, the altered state of Kia is induced.

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Ben Wootten’s picture of Gwenn, the crossbow-armed hunter/ranger from _Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms_ | See also: benwootten.deviantart.com/art/Gwenn-189497062

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