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A psycho-hypnautical session written by Ric Royer, using text
taken from the infamous West Virginia Blessing sermon delivered by
charismatic Christian preacher, Rodney Howard-Browne. In 1993, Brown
whipped thousands of people who were in attendance into a frenzy through
a sermon that consisted mostly of laughter and glossolalia. Thirteen
people died. In Strange Fire, Royer and G Lucas Crane extract large sections of
the sermon, and re-contextualizes the “sacred text” in a multi-sensory
environment where the specific religious apparatus is removed, but the
performative aspects of ritual and ecstatic trance are maintained.

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