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Invocations & Possession
Bhil Bhopa (shamans) must ritually invoke the goddess or the environment’s feminine energy to perform a Gavari cycle – initially to even permit the performance and then daily thereafter to possess and inspire the players. They call Her spirit forth with incense, fire, erotic symbols, incantations, and hypnotic music. Bhopa and players may tremble uncontrollably when She arrives and sensitive bystanders can also be seized with ecstasy and healed by Her energies.