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05-03-2016, 05:38 PM
Whaddaya think of this religion
Ok, this is how someone on facebook describes a religious ritual her family goes through. I have no idea what religion this is.


Quote:Let me explain to everyone what goes on during this celebration. Kwang is celebrated every three years. It's when the spirit comes into the living world takes over the medium ' s body for a short period of time and they drink, smoke, just like any party etc. It's the way to honor our ancestors that has been here taking care, watching over, protecting the living family. They tie white yarn on our wrist n bless us for good health, longevity, n prosperity. All the drinking the spirit does while inhabiting the chosen family member doesn't affect that person when the spirit leaves. You would think the living family member would get alcohol poisoning from all that liquor they consume but it doesn't at all. It's like they never drink anything n during that time they don't know n don't remember anything while their body is being borrowed during the ceremony. Hope you guys understand what I'm saying. It's the best way I know how to explain it.

This festivity goes on for two days. There is a pole in the middle of the room with stuff tied to it that has meaning - I saw bananas, cloths of various colors and unidentifiable items. People are dancing and kneeling in front of someone and getting blessed. There is a huge tub with bottles (of liquor?).

Does anyone know what this is?

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05-03-2016, 05:41 PM
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Have never heard of it, but it sounds like a hell of a good time!
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05-03-2016, 06:11 PM
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(05-03-2016 05:38 PM)Dom Wrote:  
Quote:Let me explain to everyone what goes on during this celebration. Kwang is celebrated every three years. It's when the spirit comes into the living world takes over the medium ' s body for a short period of time and they drink, smoke, just like any party etc. It's the way to honor our ancestors that has been here taking care, watching over, protecting the living family. They tie white yarn on our wrist n bless us for good health, longevity, n prosperity. All the drinking the spirit does while inhabiting the chosen family member doesn't affect that person when the spirit leaves. You would think the living family member would get alcohol poisoning from all that liquor they consume but it doesn't at all. It's like they never drink anything n during that time they don't know n don't remember anything while their body is being borrowed during the ceremony. Hope you guys understand what I'm saying. It's the best way I know how to explain it.

This festivity goes on for two days. There is a pole in the middle of the room with stuff tied to it that has meaning - I saw bananas, cloths of various colors and unidentifiable items. People are dancing and kneeling in front of someone and getting blessed. There is a huge tub with bottles (of liquor?).

Does anyone know what this is?

I've never heard of it referred to as "Kwang" before, but this sounds similar to some Haitian voodoo traditions. Loa possessing (generally referred to as "riding") worshipers and being treated as the guests of honor at the resulting bacchanal has been part of that religion for centuries now.

Note that I have no idea whether or not this person actually practices voodoo. It's entirely possible that they just made it up, because, again, I've never heard it called "Kwang" before. But that's the closest thing that I can think of.

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05-03-2016, 06:21 PM
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(05-03-2016 06:11 PM)Unbeliever Wrote:  
(05-03-2016 05:38 PM)Dom Wrote:  This festivity goes on for two days. There is a pole in the middle of the room with stuff tied to it that has meaning - I saw bananas, cloths of various colors and unidentifiable items. People are dancing and kneeling in front of someone and getting blessed. There is a huge tub with bottles (of liquor?).

Does anyone know what this is?

I've never heard of it referred to as "Kwang" before, but this sounds similar to some Haitian voodoo traditions. Loa possessing (generally referred to as "riding") worshipers and being treated as the guests of honor at the resulting bacchanal has been part of that religion for centuries now.

Note that I have no idea whether or not this person actually practices voodoo. It's entirely possible that they just made it up, because, again, I've never heard it called "Kwang" before. But that's the closest thing that I can think of.

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05-03-2016, 06:32 PM
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(05-03-2016 05:38 PM)Dom Wrote:  Ok, this is how someone on facebook describes a religious ritual her family goes through. I have no idea what religion this is.


Quote:Let me explain to everyone what goes on during this celebration. Kwang is celebrated every three years. It's when the spirit comes into the living world takes over the medium ' s body for a short period of time and they drink, smoke, just like any party etc. It's the way to honor our ancestors that has been here taking care, watching over, protecting the living family. They tie white yarn on our wrist n bless us for good health, longevity, n prosperity. All the drinking the spirit does while inhabiting the chosen family member doesn't affect that person when the spirit leaves. You would think the living family member would get alcohol poisoning from all that liquor they consume but it doesn't at all. It's like they never drink anything n during that time they don't know n don't remember anything while their body is being borrowed during the ceremony. Hope you guys understand what I'm saying. It's the best way I know how to explain it.

This festivity goes on for two days. There is a pole in the middle of the room with stuff tied to it that has meaning - I saw bananas, cloths of various colors and unidentifiable items. People are dancing and kneeling in front of someone and getting blessed. There is a huge tub with bottles (of liquor?).

Does anyone know what this is?

I have to wonder if ingesting magic mushrooms or toad licking is involved. Consider

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05-03-2016, 06:34 PM
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(05-03-2016 06:32 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(05-03-2016 05:38 PM)Dom Wrote:  Ok, this is how someone on facebook describes a religious ritual her family goes through. I have no idea what religion this is.



This festivity goes on for two days. There is a pole in the middle of the room with stuff tied to it that has meaning - I saw bananas, cloths of various colors and unidentifiable items. People are dancing and kneeling in front of someone and getting blessed. There is a huge tub with bottles (of liquor?).

Does anyone know what this is?

I have to wonder if ingesting magic mushrooms or toad licking is involved. Consider

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05-03-2016, 07:20 PM
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So basically the exact opposite of Mormonism. Cool Cool

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05-03-2016, 07:48 PM
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(05-03-2016 06:32 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(05-03-2016 05:38 PM)Dom Wrote:  Ok, this is how someone on facebook describes a religious ritual her family goes through. I have no idea what religion this is.



This festivity goes on for two days. There is a pole in the middle of the room with stuff tied to it that has meaning - I saw bananas, cloths of various colors and unidentifiable items. People are dancing and kneeling in front of someone and getting blessed. There is a huge tub with bottles (of liquor?).

Does anyone know what this is?

I have to wonder if ingesting magic mushrooms or toad licking is involved. Consider

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05-03-2016, 09:10 PM
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Kwang. The sound of a chicken sandwich crashing into a thin sheet of metal.

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05-03-2016, 09:16 PM
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(05-03-2016 09:10 PM)Old Man Marsh Wrote:  Kwang. The sound of a chicken sandwich crashing into a thin sheet of metal.

Best. Onomatopoeia. Ever.
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