From the Psychic Surgery of John of God to the Telepathic Visions of Credo Mutwa
Margaret De Wys first became aware of ecstatic trance healing when she was a young girl fascinated by the rapture of the Holy Rollers. However, it would be decades before she would be called to explore that early fascination. At a gathering in Upstate New York thirty years later she was spontaneously possessed by a sacred Zulu necklace – a gift from one of the most powerful shamans in Africa, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa. Frightening yet exhilarating, the experience set her on a search to understand the depth of ecstatic healing.
MARGARET DE WYS is a composer and sound instalation artist whos works have been performed at venus including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum. She has traveled extensively and worked closesly with traditional healers throughout the world. Currently working with John of God in Brazil and at Omega Institute in New York, she also takes groups to the Ecuadorian Amazon to work with the shaman who healed her of breast cancer, The author of Black Smoke, she divides her time between Upstate New York and Southeastern Nigeria.
Paperback, 181 pages