Franz Lindenmayr / Man and Cave

Holed Stones and Crawling Through Rituals - motivs and effects

Why do crawling through rituals exist?

A few hints:

healing of the body, securing health

becoming pregnant and birthreleaving

sexuality and erotic reasons


Crawling Through Entrance in a ceremonial house, erected by the Abelam in Papua New Guinea, used for initiation purposes, now in the Museum der Kulturen, Bale, Switzerland

cleaning of the soul, wiping off sins, letting back of the past


dealing with death


passing your examination


(there is more text in the German version)


from: E. Masson, Les 12 dieux d'inmortabilé", Les Belles Lettres, Paris


Holed Stones and Crawling through rites


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