Nechung Oracle

A short video of the Nechung Oracle (the State Oracle of Tibet) in trance.

The Nechung Oracle is the State Oracle of Tibet and is consulted by the government on state matters. When he puts on the thirty pound headdress the entity enters him. The entity (Nechung) then speaks through him in a high pitched voice while the Oracle’s attendants transcribe feverishly his predictions.
This is an edit of a ceremony that began at dawn and lasted several hours. I could use only one camera and available light, but I was fortunate to be allowed to film.

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