There two kinds of Sanghyang dance, Sanghyang Dedari and Sanghyang Jaran.
In Sanghyang Dedari, two pre-puberscent girls are gradually put into trance.
They are carried on shoulders around the village , stopping at magically-charged
spots such as crossroads, bridges and in front of the homes of people
who can transform themselves into leyak or witches.
In Sanghyang Jaran, a small number of men are put into trance - they
fall to the ground and rush to grab hobby horses. During the pre-trance
chanting, they lit coconut shells, leaving red hot coals. The trancers
are said to be attracted by all forms of fire and onlookers are required
not to smoke. The entranced dancers leap into the coals, prancing on top
of them, picking up the hot pieces and bathing themselves in fire. The
sanghyang are accompanied only be kecak chorus of chanting men.
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