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Banamati or Indian 'satanism'

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From: nagasiva 
Subject: Banamati or Indian 'satanism' (was Anti-magic campaign in India)
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 04:17:25 GMT

50020617 VII Hail Satan!

it is not really an anti-magic campaign, but instead
an "anti-BLACK-magic campaign" (can you say 'Indian Satanic Panic'?)
                                can you say 'Indian Witch Hunting'?)

Mike :
>> whats banamati?

Dan Goodman :
> Till someone who knows more about India than I do gives a better 
> explanation --
> Short answer:  it's the Hindu equivalent of Satanism.

Indian equivalent of "satanism", probably, rather than the religion
(or anti-religion) of Satanism, which may be more fruitfully
compared with Vairosaivite Saints in their cultural adversarialism.

> Longer answer: It's Evil, Ungodly Cults practicing black magic.  
> It allegedly involves eating human corpses.

as described by its practitioners? any confirmed evidence of any 
of it? are you aware of the long history of such accusations?

> Whether any of this exists outside the imagination of 
> witchhunters is another question.

one to which you would answer in the negative?? or are there pieces
which actually have some basis in reality (e.g. cattle bodies 
attributed to ritualistic sacrifice DID show up on police reports, 
though for other reasons than claimed).

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